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JACKSON'S GREAT BATTLE.
laeidents Recalled by Onp Who \Tu Within Sous of the Cans. In the morning of the preceding day che famous battle of the 8th wasrience fought on the plains of Chalmette, four miles below the city, says Charlea Gayarre, writing in Harper's Magazine of Gen. Jackson's battle at New Or leans. In a bee-line the distance must have been very short between the field or action and the Bore plantation six miles above New Orleans by the wind ings of the river, lor the iurious can nonading and the discharges of mus ketry were prodigiously distinct. The ladies of the family, pale with the nat ural emotions of fear produced by the danger3 of the situation, were grouped on the broad gal lery in front of the house. No man was visible, for the only one who had remained at home (on achouse, count of his age) had, when the bat tle bej an, ascended with slow but firm steps a flight of stairs which led to the top of the portico. At every vol ley ot artillery or musketry I flung myself on the floor exclaiming "Ten Englishmen killed'" "Twenty English men flat on the ground'" and so on. I continued rejoicing the fancied de struction of our invaders, not with standing the remonstrances of my poor mother, in whose alarm I very little participated. The battle had not yet ended when my grandfather Bore came down from his post of ob- ^e that they were all una.. "Who are thev and what do they want?" inqunei M. de Boie, survey ing them evidently with no fuendly eye He was informed by one of his family that they were fugitives who reported that the Americans had been completely routed, that they them selves were a portion of the defeated, and that they begged for food. The l)lood ran to the cheeks of the old soldier, his eyes flashed, and he shout ed in French to the men "You lie' The Americans are victorious. You have run away \you are cowards. Never shall it be -said that I gave a hospitable welcome to distardly fugi tives from the battle-field. Hence, all of you, or I will cad my negroes to drive you away." His words were not comprehended, but his mdienant wra^h was Msible and his pantomime was expre&sne. The Tougliened 'Forty-Niner. In the old mining days of California, when provisions were short in the Frazer River camp, it was the custom of some of the case-hardened old fel lows to tell stories at meal time calcu lated to destroy the appetite of the more sensitive. A miner who hadThursday successfully played this game many a time, paid a \isit to San Francisco, and during his stay was invited to dinner by a clergyman. As soon as he was seated at the table the miner be gan to eatup everything within range in his usual vigorous style. His host, who would sooner ha\ omitted din ner than grace before meat, endeavor ed to check his ill-time voracity by re marking- "Please wait a moment, sir, we usually say something before we begin." "His guest, with iJhe mem ory of the Fijazer River anti-prandial anecdotes fresh in his mind, answered "Oh, you cam say what you durn please, you can't turn my stomach." The preacher -nearly fainted, and, alger though his gmest afterward rose to lhigh office in the State, could never be convinced thaft he was not an irre claimable savage. The Creatures of Romance. A careful comparison of statistics shows, says the London ^Standard, that about 87 jper cent oSc heroines (have fair brown faair, from twbich we iiDfer that blondes are more ofte su premely beautiful, affectionarte, con stant and accomplished than rbrunet tes. Black yes are less often found ineombmatio with a pure and vir ituaus disposition than blue, or, bet ter*till, violet. But green eyes-iwihich the Spaniards and Etalians admire ace signs of an intriguing nature. Again, all .our feminine writers of fiction, aajd some of ora Biascttline ones, prove tfiaab it is rare to jgnd strength, courage or nobility tun a nuin under 5 feet 9 inches. Har ry Esmond was below that figure, b*ait hie was BXY exception. Nowadays it is the hero who earsa luxuriant yel low bea-rd, and the villain wh.o lacer ates himself with a razor. Scott's gentlemanly heroes were alight youths, of delicate and genteel appearance, Miss Brcughton'8, and Mr. Black's, and Mr James Payn's are broad and sinewy, who would scale 12 stone, and would do for the "No. 5" of a college eight. $&'&"'"" 2*SM&S The Story of a Crime. servation with the same measured three female servants, and one of them step and the same self-posession with which he had ascended, and said to his daughters, who anxiously inter rograted his looks "Dismiss your spectablejwidow the city, fears the Americans are victorious." "But, father, how do you know it'" inquired my mother. "You forget, my dear child." replied M. de Bore, with a calm smile, "that I have some military experience. My practiced ear has not been deceived, I am sure. The American guns have silenced the English guns. The enemy is deteated These words had hardly been spoken when, in the longavenueof pecan trees that led to the river, there appealed a troop of about a hundred men rush ing toward the house. "The English' Here come the En glish'" was the simultaneous cry of the women. M. de Bore stretched himsell up to his full height, shaded his eyes with hii hand, and, after having look ed steadily at the advancing crowd, said, contemptuously "These men the English' Bah'" They came rapidly to the piazza, about six feethign, on which westood, and along which ran a wooden balus trade. M. deBoredid not understand one word oi the language spoken by these unexpected visitors, whose rag a-mufiin appearance was no iecon mendation. But they were bandits, it was comfort"1''if I was asked the other day how many cases I had known, in my long expe as a detective, of innocent people being convicted and punished for the crimes of others? My answer was: 'Only one," and the case is well worth relating and reading. I began my detective career in Cana da, and in a locality where justice made swift work of evil-doers. I had been three years in the business, and had done some very fair work, when a very sensational case was put into my hands. Three miles from the city of lived a retired merchant name'd Graf ton. He had a fine mansion, elegant grounds and plenty of money, but his wife was an insane patient in his own and the only child, a boy of 19, was half idiot. Grafton was a silent partner several concerns in the city, but spent four-fifths of his time at home. His wife was never seen, while the young man l.ved more like a wild animal than a human being, the greater part of his time being spent in the woods and fields, no matter what the weather. Grafton had as coachman, gardener, and hired man a German about 35 3 ears of age, who had been in the country about five years when I first saw him at the house. There were was a girl 18 years of age named Jen nie Price, whose mother was a very re(- This girl was allowed to go home every other Saturday, and always rode in with Fritz, the coachman, as he went to market, ran home for an hour two, and i then returned bv the same vehicle. It was reported that Fritz was in love with and jealous of her. Will Grafton, the half idiot, had also taken a "shine" to her, but his attentions were laughed to scoin by the pretty Jennie and her companions. Now, the'!, in the afternoon of a cer tain 14th of July several weighty in cidents occm red. Fritz received a let ter with a foreign postmaik, and was very much excited. He was seen run ning to the barn with the letter his hand, and, ten minutes later, was heaid shouting and storming to himself as if gieatly enraged and excited. The seivants said to each other that he must have received bad news, but none of them went to investigate and con sole him. It was Jennie's day to go home, but Giafton was indisposed. Fritz sud denly disappeared, and Will was not al lowed to drive the horses. The girl, therefore, decided to set out on foot, and take her chances of getting a lift on the road. She left at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and was to return by noon next day. Saturday night it was 'hscovered that Fritz had left the house and locality, not even asking for his wages, while Will had set off on one of his ei'ratic excursions, having toeen seen by the cook to pack up some pro vis'ons. Jennie did not return on Sunday or Monday or Tuesday, and Grafton drove into town on Wednesday and sent a message to her foorase. She had not been home, and an investigation re vealed the fact that nonei her friends had seen her for two weeks. It was a ease of "mysterious disappearance," md I came into it having little doubt Lhat it would turn out like the majority of such cases. However, when I had learned that the girl -was steady as well as handsome, and (that everybody had peifect confidence in her princi ples, I went to the Grafton mansion to begin my searek there. This was on morning, and it now seemed pretty plain that some calamity had be fallen the girL Jin an hour I learned all the incidents related above. Graf ton was very anxious in the matter, telling me to sjpare no expense, but when I began to question Will, the young man turned on his heel and walked off, *s if ttea and dumb. 1, however, had a chance to look over him for a couple .of minutes, and I made a note af several things. A but ton had been torn -off his coat with 6uch force as to tear the cloth. He had two scratches on the right cheek and one on. the right hand. One fin of the left hand sras tied up in a rag, and the Gook, who tied it up for him, told me that something had bitten him severely. It was a quarter of a na le frcm tae house to the highway, with a carriage toad running straight from the front door. This load was taken by aany of the servants who twere going to town on foot. By making a cut through the wood they saved at least half a mile in distance. The gk'l Jentie had&een seen to take tikis path on that Saturday, and my searek lay in that direction The woods covered about ten acres, and were not undea&rushed. The path was well defined, and was a romantic walk for a summer's day, (the forest beiRjg alive with hares, squirrels and birds. Half way through the woods the patk traversed a dell about a half as. acre in extent It was while creasing, tkis that E got my first qlew. Sereral feet to the right of the path was Jennie'* par asol, and as I picked it up I found that it had been badly broken. While it was closed, as she would be likely to carry it through the woods, four ribs were broken and the handle loosened, and I felt certain that she had used it as a weapon of defense. Fifty feet for* ther on, and right off the path, I found i her handbag. Across the dell, in the xl w- thick woods again, I found a bow from her throat on a bush, and here the earth had been torn up and the bushes broken down to prove a struggle. It was one which must have lasted for some time and been fiercely contested, and I had no sooner looked over the ground than I knew that Jennie's dead body would be found somewhere in the woods. As to the locality. I soon found broken twigsa bit of dress on a bushheavy footprints in the rich soil, and other plain evidence of her being dragged or carried along through the undergrowth to a point twenty rods from the path. There, in an open space not more than twenty feet square, with a thicket on three sides, I found the body. Decom position had set in, of course, and the odor greeted ray nostrils before my eyes made the discovery. That a murder had been committed there could be no doubt. The gill lay on her back, her feet drawn up, her clothing badly torn and in disorder, and while one hand clinched a stout stick, the other had a dying clutch on acoit buttonjust a match for those left on Will Graftcn's coat. She had been choked to death, and was a horrible sight, her eyes stood wide open, her tongue out, and a look of agony on her bloated face. I examined the finger nails and found blood and flesh under them, left there as she clawed the half idiot's face and hand. On the ground was a tobacco-box, which he after wards identified and boldly claimed. A murder had been committed, and I had discovered the murderer but I was not as enthusiastic over it as you may have imagined. He was a son a mil lionaire, and the father would spend his last dollar to save him. Riches control public opinion and, in some in stances, the verdict of juries. After an examination lasting a quar ter of an hour and having carefully gathered and preserved all possible proofs, I set out to bring the coroner and a jury. I nad evidence enough to warrant me in arresting Will Grafton at once, but I felt that it would be safer to go slow and wait for the opin ion of the jury. It was a matter of two hours before the officer and his jury arrived, and all had not yet viewed the body when Mr. Grafton and two or three others arrived in an excited state of mind and announced that Fritz, the coachman, had been captured, and had partially confessed to the deed. Th news was, as you may imagine, a shock to me, I had not, in the fiist place, heard tnat the coachman was suspected, although he had gone off so hurriedly. Mr. Grafton had utterly re fused to point the finger of suspicion that way during our talk in the morn ing, but had held to the theory that the girl had run off with some giddy companions to lead a less respectable career. His statement that Fritz was probably guilty so upset me that I kept my proofs in my pocket and gave the jury no hint. The inquest was adjourn ed until evening, and was then re sumed at the house, while Fritz was present in charge of an officer. He had been arrested at a town thirty miles away, and attention had been first called to him by his attempt to commit suicide by drowning. When charged with the murder he did not deny it. When pressed to make a confession he uttered a groan of de spair and replied: 'Maybe did, for I have been crazy for four or five days. Let me go and kill myself." When searched a few shillings in money and a pocket-knife and other articles were found on person. He was free of wounds or bruises of any sort, and no buttons were missing from his garments. Before he was called to face the jury I began to grope for the cause of his flight It could not be for the murder of the girl, for he was inno cent. It must be on account of in formation received in that foreign letter. I went at once to his room in the barn, which no one had yet examin ed, and there I found the envelope in tact, but ithe letter torn into twenty fragments and flung on the floor. I gathered up the pieces and pasted them together, and then had the clew to his actions. It was a letter from his mother in Germany, and it contained two pieces ef important news.^ First, the mother, who was a widow, had been robbed .ef her every dollar by in vestigating in some wildcat speculation on ithe advice of friends, and, secondly, the .girl whom Fritz expected to return honae and marry in a year had been wedded to another. Fritz was made half rrazy by the news, and his sole desire seemed to be to gat out of the neighborhood as fast as possible. The coroner, Mr. Graf ton, and myself held an interview with him ^private. The coroner was an ignorawuas, and he was only too glad to surrender his official privileges to Grafton, wko eagerly accepted them. It was plain from the start that be meant to catch poor Fritz in the toils. "How QQl you do such a horrible thing?" he asked, as we were ready to proceed. **Xeil us all about it*' Fritz began weeping. "Did you kill Jennie because she re fused to marry you? Ye*, that was the reason. You lay in wait for her in the woods." Fritz kept up a sobbing and moan ing- "I am sorry for you, and will do alt I can for you, but the law mnst take ite coarse. Perhaps the jury will say that 4r9^mm you were crazy, and that you sho^dj MdecookitoTe./r*yCityJiriil mmStm mmmmm not be punished. I hope it will, foi yon are a good man, and I don't believe you knew what you were doing. Well, coroner, have you any doubts of the prisoner's guilt?" flp "None, sir." "And you, Mr. "I have serious doubts," I replied. "What! Haven't you been listening to the examination?" "But he has admitted nothing." "His actions bespeak his guilt as plain as day, and we shall now take him before the jury and press him until he admits the murder." Before Fritz was taken into the room where the jury was sitting and many spectators were assembled, Grafton was permitted to interview him in private for half an hour. When questioned be fore the jury he said: "I may be the one. I had a great trouble come upon me, and I don't know what I did or where I went. If it was me I am sorry." On the strengh of this the coroner's jury rendered a verdict that the girl Jennie came to her death at the hands of FritZj and he was taken off to jail and a warrant sworn out. I felt certain that Will Grafton had killed the g.rl, and I expected to exhibit my proofs before the jury, but when I saw Graf ton take the matter into his hands I realized that he suspected and was prepared to defeat me. The son Will was present during all the proceedings, and wore the identical coat from which the button had been torn. Two of the servants informed me that he had worn the garment right along every day for six months. When I saw that the verdict of the coroner's jury was a foregone conclusion, and that Fritz would be held, I determined to hold my hand until a proper time. In my re port of the case to my superior I simp ly mentioned that Fritz had confessed and been placed under arrest. On the second day after Fritz had been sent to jail Grafton secured an interview with him on the excuse of providing him with a lawyer. In that interview he secured the following written confession: I am now quite sure that I killed the girl. I got news in a letter which made me lose my head, and I remember meeting Jennie in the woods and thinking she was to blame for all my troubles. I don't want to live, and I shall plead guilty and ask them to hang me. Three days later, when I guessed that the prisoner's despondency had vanish ed, and that the thought of the gallows would nerve him up to begin a struggle for life, I paid him a visit. I had been doing some good work in his favor. "Fritz," I said, "you read your letter in the barn, didn't you9" "Yes." "You tore it up after reading." "Yes I remember." "You were about to go for one oi the horses down in the pasture. When you left the barn you took a halter with you." "I remember." "You reached the lot, thew the halter into a fence-corner, and then started off by the old path leading to the cider mill. When you passed the school house you were bare-headed, and you had not been from home twenty min- utes." "I remember children shouting at me." "1 have followed you down that high way for twelve miles. Then you turned east by a red school-house, and I have traced you six miles further. I can showfeythe servants at the house that you were under their eyes when the girl left, and for an hour after. Then your letter came, and you ran to the barn and read it Now, then, how could you have killed the girl?" "I don't know} but if I didn't, who did?" "Whose knife is this?'* 'That's William's.'* "And this button?" "Is off his coat1 1 I had all the proofs any lawyer would want (to clear Fritz. Ieoul prove that when left the house he went to the barn, and from the barn he went in an opposite direction from the route the girl took. I .had twenty witnesses who met him here r there on the highway for a distance of eighteen miles. Be fore leaving the jail I convinced him of his innocence, and in a moment life seemed precious to him, and he was ready to fight for his liberty. I left him to return to police headquarters, but had not traversed a square when a runaway horse struek me down, break ing an arm, three ribs, and fracturing my skull. For the next four weeks 1 was delirous off and n, and my head was just coming back to me when I heard Fritz had been tried for the murder and found guilty. The news came to me through the cries of the newsboys on the street, and I at once suffered a relapse, and this time was on the threshold of death's door for many weeks. When I came back to myself I was weak and helpless, and my mem ory would not serve me. It was on day when I felt a desire to sit up. and when the details of the past came crowding into my brain, that I asked about Fr.tz. He had been hanged the day before!New York Sun. flf We learn from a scientific journal that "B modern high explosives are now almost uni versally exploded by the agency of electricity." There is one notable exception. Coal oil it ttfl exploded by the agency of the hired girl R. Pfefferle, Dealer in CANNED, DRIED & GREEN FRUITS, Flour euid Feed STOKE,WOODEN AND WILLOW WAKE. NEW ULM, MINN. Fr. Burg, Manufacturer of and Dealer in CIGARS, TOBACCOS, PIPES. Cor. Minnesota and Centre streets. NEW ULM, MINN. Jno. Neuman, Dealer in IDIR/ST GOODS, Hats, Caps, Notions, Groceries,' Provisions, Crockery and Glassware, Green, Dried and Canned Fruits* etc, etc. I will always take farm produce in exchange for goods, and pay the highest market price for ah kinds of paper rags. 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