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TfIEIE VICE UNVEILED. Oases in Court Involving the Moral Char acters of Several Rather Promi nent Persons. Some Sensational Testimony Elicited. in a Blackmailine Suit on Trial in New York. Human Depravity as Shown Up In the itemarkable Moen- Wilson Case. An Englishwoman Seeking a Divorce Because She Was Coerced Into Marriage. New Yoke, Nov. 12.— The case of An j drew J. Whitman, charged with conspiracy and blackmail by Charles B. Sears, of Buffalo, was resumed to-day. The affida vit of Sears was submitted. lie swore lie i had never met, and did not know May j Thatcher. For the defense the hist wit ness was one of the accused, Samuel J. Lowell. lie had been hired by a lawyer named Richards to shadow Sears, and secured the assistance of Whitman. Was watching Sears Feb. 10 when he met May Thatcher in Fourteenth street and went with her to the St. Omer hotel. Witness reported the case, and was then directed to find the sirl and care for her, as $100,000 was involved. Lawyer Bolles told the girl he could do nothing for her unless she made affidavit that Sears was the father of her child. On cross-examination, witness admitted having been arrested sev eral times, but said he was honorably discharged. Lawyer Richards, attorney for Mrs. Sears, deposed that Sears admitted to him that be had been guilty of adultery with a woman named Davidson at Crescent City, but that his wife had con doned it. Lowell was ordered to watch Sears, and told to set some man. not a de tective, but a regular citizen, to aid him. Lowell reported that Sears had stopped at St. Outer's hotel WITH A WOMAN whose address was unknown. The detect ive was ordered to find the woman, and to take care of her for the purpose of identifi cation. Witness said he had all the neces- ; sary evidence . against him. After he ; secured other evidence he had no use ' for the Thatcher woman, and did not care ■ to use her evidence. He then told J Lowell to let her go. lie had paid her way ■ to Buffalo himself, and the expense of > keeping her before she went. He drew up ' the affidavit and save it to Lowell to have ! her sign it before Bolles. Witness had a : diary belonging to Sears, in which j was recorded his various adulteries, J ami bad confronted Sears with it, < He said he was ready to prove that Sears did register and take a room at St. ] Outer's hotel', and also had conclusive cvi- > deuce of other acts of adultery ou the part ! of Sears. It was elicited on cross-exami- J nation that the damages asked in the vari- ' ins suits in the case amount to nearly $350, --000. Lawyer Bolles, one of the de fendant.-, testified that Whitman brought the Thatcher woman to him. that she I wanted to sue Sears for seduction, aud tiiat I he gave her legal advice. He took the ' girl's affidavit as a precautionary measure. : and wrote to Sears stating the case. Ed ward Shields, an employe of the Casino. < swore he was with Loewll the night of Feb. 10. and positively identified Sears as the man he saw coming out of the St. Omer hotel. This produced a sensation. Ad journed. >' J o ' THE HI OK Hi MYSTtRY. Testimony of the Defendant in the Sensational i. sou Suit. Boston, Nov. 12.— The third day's trial of the case of Levi Wilson against P. L. Moeu to recover $113,000, for alleged breach of contract was resumed to-day with Mr. Moen, the defendant, on the wit ness stand. Moeu said he loaned money to Wilson on account of his begging and pur suing him. lt was the same game Wilson had been playing tor ten years. He was under great pressure and under a great deal of excitement. If he testified last Decem ber that he let Wilson have the money from friendship it was not true. He could not say whether he held anything back at that trial, nor could he remember what he swore to a year ago in regard to the Moorehead lake transaction. When Wilson came to witness' stable in 1875 and told him if he , did not give him $100 he would make a criminal complaint against him he was ap prehensive Wilson would do so. He had many times since wished he had handed Wilson over to the police. He had given given him letters of introduction to parties in England in order that the money would last and he might stay away. When Wilson went to England witness took no note of the $50,000 which he then gave him. When Wilson returned he gave witness $10,000 to keep for him. and took his note. Witness afterwards returned the money to Wilson. Less than a year after witness gave Wilson $50,000 to get his brothers out West. Though Wilson had received $50,000 to remain in Europe, he broke his promise, and witness told him he was a liar. Wilson made his story seem probable, but witness was astonished he ever believed it. He paid the money so as to prevent the statement of any disagree able stories, although he knew them to be false. He borrowed some of the money he paid Wilson. He advanced to Wilson $50,000 on a patent, taking his word thai such a patent had been issued in Europe. Moen further testified that he paid money to Wilson and received thelatter's note, but he never compelled Wilson to pay any of these notes, lie did not think he ever told any person his relations with Wilson were of a strictly business character. Moen left the witness-stand at the conclusion of his evidence without in any way divulging the mysterious secret for the keeping of! which Wilson has already received 5250,000. Charles A. Howard, president of the Quincy Fire Insurance company, George G. Parker, secretary of the Mil lord Fire Insurance company, and William E.Starr, of Worcester, testified to witnessing the signature of Wilson to certain documents. In each instance Wilson wrote without assistance. Hat tie Engley, of Providence, testified that SHE LIVED WITH WILSON as his wife from June 8. 1676 until ISSO. She had always known him to sign his name from the time she went to live with him. The signatures to certain documents were identified as in Wilson's handwriting. Witness continued: "I lirst saw Moen at the last trial. I had never seen him before nor had any relations j with him. Wilson never told me Moen de sired me to go away. Never knew of any such desire on his part. Wilson never paid me any money to keep me from troubling Moeu, and never told me Moen wanted to get rid of the Eutdeys. I never copied letters for nor rece.ved letters from Moen. The first letter I ever knew Wilson to write was in 18S0, but he could write his signature in 1876. Cora J. Endey. the sister, and Mrs. j Hairiet N. Engley, the mother of the pre ceding witness, corroborated her testi- j mony in every particular. P. L. Moen. j recalled, testified that he did not tell City i Marshal Drennan that the relations be tween witness and Wilson were simply of a business character. Drennan was called to the stand and flatly contradicted Moen's statement. Be said that a few days after officers had beeh sent to Moen's house to be present at an interview with Wilson, | Moen met him. thanked him for the i officers, assured him that the transac- I tions were purely of a business j character, and there was nothing disgrace- i ful to either himself or any member of his j family. A. D. Warren, of Worcester, i told of AN INTEKVTEW he had with Moen in 1882. and said: j "Moen told me his transactions with Wilson j were purely of a business character, and were mostly in regard to a patent for bleach- \ ing cotton. Wilson owned the patent and ' they were negotiating in relation to that; ! nothing else. He also said he had paid him large sums of money. The • patent proved impracticable. but ' that was his business, not the ■. public's. William G. Sibley and William ! B. Hoyle. of Providence, testified to going : with Wilson to Engley'* house, and agreed ' with Wilson in the statement that he asked for "those letters.'' and had the door slammed in his face, Cora Engley recalled, testified that she did not see either Hoyle or Sibley en the night referred to. Mrs. Eng ley, recalled, testified that: "These men never came to my house. Wilson was there alone. These men have perjured them selves." Adjourned until Tuesday, when arguments will begin. The evidence is all in. A DIVORCE SCANDAL. mm. Sebright Claims She Was Co erced Into Marrying and Wants to Get Rid of Her Husband. London, Nov. 12.— The Sebright di vorce case was brought up for preliminary hearing to-day. The action is brought by Mrs. Arthur Sebright, who asks to have her marriage declared void on the ground that she was induced to consent to have the ceremony performed by fear, and that the marriage has never been consummated. The plaintiff is a daughter of Lady Scott, of Southampton, and is noted for beauty. The defendant is a well-known club man. The plaintiffs friends assert that the defendant, coveting her private fortune j of . $200,000. managed to inveigle her into financial transactions which finally feU upon her for settlement at a time wlieu she bad to choose between refusing to pay and become compromised, or escape by marrying the defendant and permitting him to liquidate. At the tearing to-day Mrs. Sebright's council admitted tne marriage, which he says was performed at the regis trar's last January. He contended, how ever, that no maritial relation had ever taken place, that the parties had uever lived together, and that there had been no impropriety in the financial transactions which caused their marriage. Mr. Sebright had induced the petitioner to accept certain bills, and she had been led to believe that a MARRIAGE CEREMONY between her and the respondent would re lieve her of the financial liability incurred. The judge said he thought that under these circumstances it would be impossible to nullify the marriage, aud announced that he would hear testimony with a view to deciding if there was sufficient reason to grant a divorce. Mrs. Sebright was called to the witness stand and testified that through her father she had inherited in her own name $130,000 in addition to a rever sion of $150,000 on the death of her mother. She had met Mr. Sebright when she was but 15 years of age, and the acquaintance had been continuous. He proposed marri age to her after they had been acquainted a short time only, but her mother declined to permit an engagement. Mr. i Sebright continued his visits to the house, however, and was received on the usual terms of friendship. Finally Mr. Sebright induced witness to engage herself to him in marriage, unknown to her mother. After this he persuaded her from time to time to sign "bits of paper" which he supplied. Eventually witness . ascertained that she had appended her name to notes and bills, and made herself liable for sums amounting to $16,n25. Writs were served upon her for these amounts. She then appealed to Sebright He said the only way in which she could save herself from ruin was by marrying him. This, witness said, she re fused to do. Mr. Sebright next requested witness to MEET him alone. She did so. He took her to a place un known to her, but which she learned was the registry office. She wished to leave the room the moment she found where she was. Count Balharney, .1 friend of Sebright's who was present, blocked the door, and Sebright said to her that he would shoot her if she dared to show that she was not acting with free will in the marriage which he was about to have performed between them. He then forced a ring on her finger, and witness threw it off and again tried to leave the room. Se bright seized her by the arm and forced her back and made her sign the register. Wit ness said that she did not hear the registrar read the form of marriage nor hear him say anything. "I was too upset and too dreadfully frightened," she declared "to hear anything at the time." The registrar being sworn deposed that when Mrs. Sebright was before him she was agitated, but that she repeated the marriage declaration without any hesita tion, and also the marriage form when Se bright took her hand. Witness added that subsequently the lady threw the marriage ring on the floor, but signed the registracy without hesitation or demurring. Lady Scott, Mrs. Seibright's mother, ana two doctors testified that the petitioner was completely broken down mentally and physically after the ceremony, and was al ways tremulous and crying and iv constant terror. At this point the hearing of the case was adjourned. During the proceed ings the court was crowded with people be longing to the aristocratic class. A French Artist's Safety Lamp. From an Exchange. The uusuitableness of the Davy safety lamp for mines has become notorious, and a French inventor has supplied "perfidious Albion" with light on that subject. Now another French inventor has produced a lamp with which one may almost play ball and yet escape alive, lt is called the "lampe etoile." and an artist by the name of Darte is the deviser. He once had his studio burned down by the upsetting of a petroleum lamp, and so set to work to prevent such accidents for the future. The great feature of his lamp is that the burning wick is not the same wick which dips into the oil reservoir. To this it owes it* almost absolute safety. There are two wicks, one which carries up the oil, and another pressed closely in contact with part of its surface, which supplies the flame by au ingenius system of air passages. The inflammable gas. if any, which forms at the surface of the oil, is carried into the i open air, and has no chance of reaching the flame, except through the top of the lamp i glass. By this time, however, it would be so attenuated thai it would cease to be dan gerous. The inventor knocked one down beiore the eyes of the Loudon News cor respondent and the flame was immediately extinguished, lt actually looks as though M. Darte had got around the incendiary cook from the Emerald Isle with that last device, so if families who object to being roasted in their beds for their own breakfast will purchase these lamps and lock up the oil can, Biddy may at last be induced to light her fire in a legitimate way. The im possible has been achieved. A Fire and snowstorm. Brattleton, Vt., Nov. 12. — A destruc tive fire is raging in the village of Town shend. The post office, two places of business and several residences have been destroyed and a number of others are momentarily expected to go. There is no tire engine iv the town, and none can reach it from heie on account of a fre.ghc wreck. If the fire crosses the street, the whole village will be destroyed. A snow storm prevails. Floods in Italy- London, Nov. 12. — A dispatch from Genoa says tbat floods have caused enormous dam age in that region. The railway at Veuti —ifflia appears to have suffered severely. It will require a month's labor to re open the road. A wealthy man named Kocca, while viewing the storm from the ter r ace of the Diquinto hotel, was struck by an enormous wave and washed into the sea. The king- and queen of Wurteuiburg, who were traveling to Lyons, were detained the whole night at Veutimigha. The Telephone Case. Washington, Nov. 12.— The bill which the govern ment filed against the Bell Tele phone company in the Ohio circuit having ; been thrown out of court, it will be , for the government to say now whether the suit shall be abandoned or shall be brought in a Massachusetts circuit, the legal domicile of the Bell company. No one connected with tbe department of justice is at present willing to make any statement upon that subject. —^^^~ A Monster Ha.'* Fightcfor Life. Pittsburg Dispatch. A rat was caught at the house of D. C. J Neary on Washington street, yesterday, | which Mr. Neary alleges measures nearly , two feet six inches from the nose to the tip j of the tail. It was let loose in a room from which it could not escape, and a Far oni'e cat set upon it. lt required but a short time for tbe rodent to make the cat feel small. Sympathy for the cat caused it to be indrawn. '1 wo dogs were then brought in. After almost an hour's labor on the part of both, the citizen of the sewer ' succumbed. ' The fight was a desperate ; one. Both dogs bear marks of the rat's ' fttnocious love of life. ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 13, 183* HIS NECK IS IN PERIL. The Murderer of Little Mamie Kelly at San Francisco in Danger of Lynching. Last Night a Mob of 10,000 People Stormed the Jail, but Were Beaten Off. The Unknown Missouri Express Kobber Still Having; I'un With tbe Authorities, Saloon Raider* Routed at Chad wick, Mo. — A. Prisoner Attempts Suicide, Sax Francisco. Nov. 12. — An immense audience assembled at Metropolitan hall to night to express their indignation at the murder of little Mamie Kelly, who was so cowardly shot down on Wednesday last by Alex Guldens. Several fiery speeches were made, which created intense excitement. After the meeting adjourned excited crowds left the building and proceeded to the county jail, where the prisouei is confined, with the evident intention of taking him out and lynching him. Passing along the street the crowd was greatly increased in numbers, and by the time it reached the destination it numbered fully 10,000. Sev eral attempts were made to storm the jail, but it was guarded so strongly that the police were enabled to repel tho mob at each onslaught. At this hour (10 p. in.) the excitement is somewhat subsiding and no trouble is anticipated. THE _xp>:_ss uoubeb.it. Another Letter Front the Daring Thief— A Lot of Securities Be turned. St. Louis, Nov. 12. — There probably never was a more humorous and recklessly daring highwayman than the individual who recently robbed the Adams Express car on the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad of over $75,000, and who is pleased to be known as ••Jim Cummings." He captured one of the largest amounts of money ever lost by au express corapauv, and. despite the fact that a wealthy corporation and the most skilled and experienced detec tives in the country are doing all that money and brains can do to run him down, Mr. minings" occupies his spare time in de fying his pursuers and in furnishing them with false clues upon which to exercise their ingenuity. lie seems to feel so abso lutely assured of his own safety that he dares to have a little amusement with the express company. Helms written several letters heretofore, and the detectives all agreed that they were written by|the now imprisoned messenger, Fotberingham,- be fore the robbery was committed AS A MEASUKE OF SAFETY, should he be suspected, and an alleged expert penman testified before the grand jury that the handwriting was the same as the messenger's. But the Republican is in receipt of a fresh letter, dated Topeka, Kan., which it prints this morning, in the same handwriting as the others and signed "Jim Cummings," which goes to show that Fotheringham could not possibly have written either of the others. In the letter be states that he regrets that suspicion should rest upon Fotheringham, and asserts that the messenger did all in his power to protect the company's property. He re quests that the package which accompa nied the letter, and which contained prop erty valued at 10, 000 in notes, mortgages. etc., be returned to the Adams Express company. Upon one receipt for money to the First National bank of Eureka., Kan., appeared the following signature: "Jim Cummings, for First National bank, Eu raka," and on the line below, where the fact is to be noted of the money as not re ceived in proper shape, occurred the words: "I have no complaint to make whatever." A postscript to the letter says: "I sent the bank note to Frank James for a joke, not for any desire to get him into trouble." A letter from W. H. Damsel, manager of the company, to an agent calling upon the lat ter to procure a second bondsman, the rob ber wrote: "In order to give the •bloke' a chance to see if he's any good on earth, I will go ON HIS BOND. Jim Cummings; value of property. §53.000 in cash." In spite of the fact that this last letter goes to prove that Fotheringham was not its writer, a morning paper says: When the messenger's trunk was examined there were a number of letters, some written in a peculiar back band, which Jim Cummings affects, others in a hand slanting in the other direction, and, most important of all. sheets of paper with the signature of W. J. Barrett written upon them a number of times with the manifest intention of mak ing a close copy of the originals. As soon as the documents were examined the detec tives and Mr. Damsel] agreed that these and Jim Cummings' letters were written by the same person, but how they came into Fotheringhaui's possession is still a mystery. it is confidentially reported to-day thai officials of the express company and the detectives in their employ have discovered the identity of the two men recently in dicted by the grand jury for grand larceny under the names of "Jim Cummings" and "Richard Roe," but they do not see fit to make their real names public. It has been ascertained that A WAITRESS in a Pine street restaurant was Cummings' mistress, and from her a description which tallies exactly with that given by Fother ingham was obtained. The shops at St. Charles. Mo., where the camp outfit, guns, etc., referred toby "Cummings" iv a for mer letter were purchased, have been vis ited by the detectives and from their pro prietors it was learned that one of the pur chasers was the girl's paramour, and doubt less one of the robbers. It is learned that both of these meu will soon be arrested. Saloon Haider* Routed. St. Louis, Nov. 12. — A special from Chadw'ck, Mo., says that about 100 "Bad Knobbers" entered the town at 1 o'clock this morning and began a raid on the sa loons, their object being to burst open the barrels and pour the whisky out. But j while they were at this work citizens of the town opened fire on them, when the shoot ing became general, more than 100 shots being exchanged, which resulted in a stam pede of the "Bold Knobbers." It was as certained tiiat only one man was severely wounded, and he was a member of the "Bald Knobbers'" gang, whose compan ions carried him away with them in the darkness. The affair has caused much ex citement among the people in that locality. A Desperate Prisoner. St. Louis. Nov. 12. — A special from i St. Louis, Mo., says: Charles Hudson, col ored, who pleaded guilty to incest in the criminal court Wednesday, attempted to commit suicide yesterday morning. He saturated his clothing and the bed upon which lie was lying in his cell with coal oil. and then applied a lighted match. His entire body was instantly wrapped iv flames, but no cry escaped him. The jailer was attracted by the smell of the smoke, however, but before the dames could be ex tinguished the man was fatally burned. He gave as the reason for his attempt at suicide that he was afraid he would be hanged for Ids crimes. Leniency to a Lunatic. New York, Nov. 12.— Judge Cowing, in the court of general sessions to-day, dis posed of "Boodle" Aid. McCabe, holding that he need not be sent to an institution, j but that he might be cared for by his wife. I The judge fixed bail at $20,000 for the prisoner's production in court, should he re- j cover his reason. Hoke's Defalcation. Montreal, Que., Nov. 12.- In the case of John F. Hoke. the Peoria bank defaulter. F. C. Clarke, one of the • directors, to-day. testified that the total amount of Hoke's defalcation was SISB.OOO,- of which $78,000 Lad been taken from the Mechanics' Na tional bank, the predecessoi of the Mer chants' National bank. Mr. Clarke also testified that Mrs. Hoke had handed I*o, --000 to the bank since the defalcation. Tne AKDoV... _.fct*_irics. Synopsis of the amended Charges Filed Against the I roie««or». Boston, Nov. 12. — The amended charges filed against Profs. Smythe. Tucker, Har ris, Churchill and Hincks have been sent to the board of visitors of Andover Theo logical seminary. The charges, which are signed by J. M. Wellman, o. T. Lampear and J. J. Ballisdell, are made against Prof. Smyth by name, but copies were sent to each of the other professors with the information that the charges against them wero the same as those against Prof. Smyth. The first specification allege » that Prof. Smyth holds beliefs, has taught doctrines and thoories and done other things antagonistic to the constitution and statutes of the seminary and tho "true intentions" of its founders as therein expressed. Secondly, that Prof. Smyth, contrary to the modified require vents of articles 11 and 12 of the constitution, is not a man "of sound ortho dox principles and divinity according to the fundamental aud distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel of Christ as sum marily expressed in the Westmin ster assemble shorter catechism." but that he preaches what is antagonistic to som iuary creed: that Prof. Smyth In the breach of requirements of article 4 is not an ortho dox aud consistent Calvanist. Tho Fourth specification gives in detail the "heterodoxy" of Prof. Smyth. He hold: First, that the Bible is not the "only perfect rule of the faith and practice." Second, that Christ in his days of humiliation was finite, being limited In all his attributes, capacities ami attainments, in other words was not "Go! in man:" third, that no man has the power or capacity to repent without the knowledge of God in Christ; fourth, that mankind, save as they have received knowledge of the "historic Christ" are not sinners, or if they are, are not such sinners as to be In da iger of being lost. Fifth, that no man can tie lost without having knowledge of Christ. Sixth, that the atonement of Christ cous.sts essen tially in his becoming Identified with the human race through His incarna tion. Seventh, that the Trinity is modal or monarchiaii and not a trinity of persons; eighth, that toe work of the Holy Spirit is chiefly confined to the sphere ot historic Christianity ; ninth, that salvation of men is not wholly by srrace; tenth, that facts ought to be national rather than scriptural; that there is probation after life for all men who do not decidedly re ject Christ, and that this should be empha sized and made even central in systematic theology. He also holds that there is a "new theology better than the old," which is liter ally opposed to the creed, and he has in re peated instances broken the solemn prom ises made when he subscribed to tne creed. A. Wife Murderer Hanged. St. Lot «<, Nov. 12.— A special says that William btubbleheld Wilson, the wife mur derer, was hanged at Jouesboro. 111., this afternoon. The execution was private, not more than twenty-five persons being present. The culprit was accompanied to the gallows by two deputy sheriffs and his spiritual adviser. He said: "I have been a very unfortunate man. I say to any man who serves on a jury or who is a witness in a case of this kind, be sure what you are swearing to. I say to every married man and to every unmarried man who expects to be married, be true to your wiles, and to the women be true to your husbands." He then thanked every one who had been kind to his chil dren, stepped on the trap, aud at 1:40 p. m. the cord was cut and the doomed man dropped to death. Wilson's crime was committed on the 7th of last January. Coming home on tout day after one of his customary absences, he found sev eral jouug men of the neighborhood cutting wood for his neglected family. His wife, of whom ail speak well, the mother of his seven children and oue unborn child, the victim of his alternate abuse aud neglect lor twenty years, kindly asked him Into the house. Ho went into the house and soon after a pistol shot was heard and his long-suffering wife staggered out and fell dead. He was tried in Sepiem ber, found guilty and his case was carrier io the supreme court and to the governor, but without avail, and to-day he suffered the penalty, to the satisfaction of the entire com munity. A Cow Valued at More Tban 126,000 Toronto Globe. Mary Ann of St. Lambert's, the famous cow for which Mr. Fuller has refused 4-20. --000. is indeed a wonder to look at, even though the beholder knew nothing of her marvelous butter record. She is a large specimen of the breed, and no judge of a dairy cow would pass her unnoticed. In color she may be regarded as a solid fawn, with dark facings. Her horns are short, fine and crumpled. Her head is large, full in the face and a shade coarse at the muz zle. Her neck is long and fine, with a prominence of dewlap that does not add to her beauty. Her shoulders are very thin and fine, with considerable depth to the brisket. Back of the shoulders she begins to widen out slowly like a wedge. Her body is very long, with great depth through the after portion of the abdomen. Her ribs are long, fiat and open, with an unusual stretch between the last rib ana the point of the hip. Her hip bones are wide apart aud prominent U3r stifles are deep and well developed, her udder extremely large and per fectly formed, and for large and tortuous milk veins it is doubtful it she has an equal living. She looks to be a cow of extraor dinary constitution and vitality, and except that her milking habit shows marvelous de velopment, she shows no signs of the won derful milking tests to which she has been subjected. To all appearances Mary Ann is now the very picture of rugged, robust health, and is now unquestionably as fit, if not indeed fitter than ever, to champion the claims of the Jerseys in a butter test. She appears to be an extremely hearty feeder, is fond of being petted. Singularly cool and free from nervousness, and, in short, the very idea! of ada cow tully in her prime, and absolutely free from faults or ailments of any kind. ... A Wo in* Who Can Write. Paris Letter to Boston Herald. The Loudon Daily News is represented in Paris by a woman, and a remarkable one she is. too. For nearly thirty years that paper's correspondent was the late Mr. Crawford. In his younger days he was a warm personal friend of Thackaray; in deed, it was that illustrious writer who got him his appointment to the position. Then he married a handsome Ir sh girl of excel lent family. She went with him to Paris and very soon she. too. had entered upon journalism. Last spring be died at a ripe old age. Her main help in her daily newspaper work is her son Robert, a young man of about 22 years of age and of many excel lent qualities. He was born in France, as were all of Mrs. Crawford's children, and was educated in England. Then he went to work with M. Marcel Duprez. the emi nent electrician, where he remained until the death of his father, when he came to his mother's assistance. There are two other sous— of them is now at Cam bridge—aud a daughter, Leoni, so named in honor of the late Leon Gambetta. who washer father's lifelong friend. Mrs. Crawford's salary from the Daily News is not so large as that paid the Times cor respondent, but her earnings from it and from her other journals must be very con siderable, I should guess close on to 510. 000 annually. She will pub: her "recollec tions" some day, and the book ought to have a large sale. _ -- Paying for Bridal Prevents. Interview with a Society Lady. In the last two weeks I have paid 5150 for bridal presents, and I do not expect to go through the season under $300 for this item of expense. I would avoid it if I could, but the fact is wheu I was married, three years ago, it was my misfortune to receive about $2,500 worth of presents from my friends and relatives, and I am gradually paying back their value to those who gave me presents and to whom 1 must give iv return. 1 thought such a liberal donation fortunate at the time, but 1 have learned differently by experience. When ever I see a great d splay of .presents at a wedding now I say to myself: "There is a debt of so many hundreds or thousands of dollars that this young couple has saddled, tpo.i them at the beginning of their caiver." lt is a custom that has grown to 'abuse, and the only merit I see In it is that they pay back on the v instalment pan. I have several years to pay my debt, but still 1 must pay for many articles for which 1 have not had the least uso. OUR NEIGHBOR. < No envious thought have I of him My conscience tc disturb, I look with pleasure at his house— And build miue more superb. To act as if I knew him not I hold the worst of crimes. Civility is very cheap— I speak to him, sometimes. I'm sure bis welfare I've at heart, And this I can't deny, I wish he were a better man- Say, half as good as I. Tid-Bita. THE CONQUEEOB. "Such aweddingl No bridesmaids, no music, no breakfast, no reception, I declare. I should not feel as if I had been married!" exclaimed Marion Willoughby, throwing herself down upon the low fauteuil in her own elegantly appointed drawing-room, and drawing off the delicately tinted gloves which served as a finish to the exquisite Parisian toilet. There was only one other occupant in the room, a man, tall and handsome, standing with one hand resting on the back of her chair. She did not glance up as she spoke, or note that Chester Thoruley's face had lost color. "You are speaking of Miss Marvine's wedding," he said. "There is one essen tial to most marriages you have not enumer ated in your list of things lacking. Was : love wanting?" I "Oh.no. 1 believes she loves him. She certainly must do so to an almost absurd ex : tent. They are to go housekeeping in an I unfashionable locality up-town, where he must be away from early morning until quite 6 o'clock. He occupies some salaried ; position clerk in a bank, I believe— and ; she might have married anybody." - j "Honest labor degrades no man, Marion,'' i came the firm.quick answer. "Even a clerk '■ ship is not always round, and I would rather break stones in the street than live on money acquired dishonestly or doled out of charity, though iv such case I would ask no woman to share my lot." "This looks like breaking stones, does it not?" she laughingly answered, letting her own jeweled fingers close over the man's hand where it rested a hand whose shape betokened its aristocracy, and which was j soft and white as a woman's. ! At her light touch his strong arm quiv ered. He bent and let his lips rest an in stant caressingly on her hair, for the girl beside him was his affianced wife. j "It could break stones, though, dear. ! and I don't know but it would make me a j better man. Suppose 1 lost my money, ! Marlon? Suppose it were all swept away ■ from me in an hour, and I had a position offered — a position which would enable Ime to live humbly, very much as your i friend is going to — tell m.c what you ; would do? "You are only talking to try me, Ches ter, and 1 hate such questions. In the first place,' it is entirely out of reason, for even were it so papa, you know, is very rich and our home could always be with him." "I said to you that I would rather starve : than eat the bread of charity. Therefore, i putting this possibility aside, tell me what j you would do?" Her fingers released their grasp upon his ! hand. Was there signficance in the action? JHe smiled bitterly as he saw it. His face I was very pale now. Except that he stood I still behind the chair, she must have noticed it, "You are utterly absurd this afternoon. Chester." she said, petulantly. "Have I not just told you that Edith Marvine's wedding was more like a funeral than a wedding? And though I presume 1 shall one day have to attend my own funeral, I will not, I as sure you. be a voluntary agent. Have you nothing more agreeable that you can find to say to me?" The man shook off a certain something which seemed to envelop him in an almost invisible cloud, and he answered with the old courteous grace which suited him so well, and made his power with women al most a proverb. Money always seemed to belong to him by an inherent right. It was so natural that he should be rich. No one could have imagined Chester Thornley poor. He knew so well how to expend his wealth. He gave it so generously, yet vv ithout ostenta tion, that no man envied him. Yet he knew half au hour later, when he left his farewell kiss on Marion Willough by's lips, that it was a farewell to all hopes and happiness. The blow had already fallen. He was a ruined man. with scarce a shilling he could call his own; he had had no wish uii gratitied money could procure in all his thirty years of life. It had fallen, too. through no fault of his own, though there was feeble comfort In that. There was comfort, however, in the knowledge that he owed no man, and that he might stait afresh in the world with no burden on his broad shoulders or his conscience. True, there was a deep wound in his heart. He had loved Marion so well that to give her up was to voluntarily renonunce God's sunlight. But all her life had been spent amid luxury. It was to her a neces sity. Deprived of v she would droop and fade; and better any lot than to see her struggle and know that he had brought it upon her. Besides, she had made her choice. To her a wedding meant flowers, music, friends; the toilet of a bride. The future, the communion of two hearts, the solemn responsibilities incurred were but secondary considerations. "Good-by. my darling." he said, as they parted; but when she added, "Until to morrow," he added neither yea nor nay. "To-morrow" the world knew that Chester Thoruley's ship had gone upon the rocks; Many of his business associates would have held out to him a helping hand, out firmly and kindly he refused every offer. He wrote Marion a few lines recalling to her mind the conversation of the day be fore, and released her from her vows to him. "If any good fortune comes to me," he concluded, "you shall hear of it. If I am silent it is because my life is wrapped in silence ami shadow. Bless you. darling, for the light you have cast upou it. It win be like looking back to heaven. I dare not see you again — I tested my strength to its full extent yesterday. God grant that some better man may win you; to love you better is not within his power. Nor must you think that I blame you that you shrank from sharing the new life upon which I en ter. Flowers cannot live without sunlight. 1 only wanted to be sure that 1 made no mistake in interpreting the best course for your happiness." And then, with a few more warm, pas sionate, loving words of farewell, the letter closed. Two years passed, and the little world which had known Chester Thoruley so well knew him no more. He had entirely dis appeared. It was as though the sea had opened and swallowed him up. Marion Willoughby was Marion Wil loughby still. If she suffered she made no sign, but those who seen the one spark ling stone which had been the pledge of her engagem»ut to Chester Thornley, noticed that she wore it still, and others, yet more narrow watchers, observed that always when she entered a crowded room she would take a hasty glance around, as though expect. ng to find some one not there. She was yet but 22, a belle and a beauty still. The third winter of his absence she left home to spend several weeks with an aunt. "1 cannot spare you," her father had said when the invitation came. But she, going close to him and laying her head for a moment on his breast, said: "I think, papa, it would be best." They were simple words but he inter preted them aright. The old wound would not cease its bleed. She wanted to go amid new scenes, so he only kissed her aud bane her to remember that the old father awaited her return. * * * ' "You have not been through the steel (works," some one said to her one day. "It j Is really a most interesting . sight. . Will j you join a party if we make up one to visit them. Miss WUlouffhby?" "With pleasure." she answered lightly. And her aunt, charmed with the success of her beautful niece, smiled at Clay Clay ton's numerous devices to ensnare Marion's ! society. f | He was the great parti of the place. She ■^d heard something of some early disap- pointment in Marion's life. It would be a ! splendid triumph thus to obliterate;.!!. The morning appointed for the expedi tion dawned beautiful and bright. They seemed, indeed, like drones intruding upon some busy hive of workers as they entered the great building and looked about them. Department after department they visited, ] watching with interest the delicate ma chinery and its wonderful working. j Marion's cheeks flushed with interest, : and Clay Clayton, noting, thought he had never seen her look so beautiful. • i To day he determined he must sneak, ; when suddenly he heard a cry, and glanc- i ing up saw her standing quite apart from the group, her eyes ablaze, her lips quiver ing. -&-91J At a little distance from her. adjusting some piece of machinery, was a man in a working blouse. Her cry also attracted him and ho looked up. Their eyes met. His face grew deathly pale, but gave no other sign of recognition. She went straight toward him, oblivious of ; all, with hand outstretched. "Chester." she said in a voice scarce louder than a whisper; "at last?" He bowed low in response and took no notice of her hand, but the old dauntless pride was iv the uplifted head and tearless glance. "Did you know I was here?" she ques tioned.. "No," he replied. "1 am no longer in your world." "You will come to see me?" "I cannot." Here his voice broke a little. "Mr. Clayton," she said, "lot me present j my friend, Mr. Thornley." j Spite of the innate breeding of the man, some of the instinctive surprise at hearing a steel-worker addressed by Miss Willoughby as a friend made itself appareut iv the man ner he yet strove to conceal. Then the party passed on. He wondered, however, why Marion lingered a moment in the office to address the superintendent some questions as they came out into the air. He had meant, too, to ask her on the way home the question which all the day, and for many days, had been trembling on his lips, but there was a new expression in her eyes and mouth which instantly told him this was not the time to plead his cause. Had that fellow inside, who bowed so like a gentleman, been otherwise than a workman, he might have suspected him as in some way responsible. It was quite singular enough as it was that Miss Wil loughby should have addressed him as a friend. Doubtless some man who had seen better days, and for whom she felt womanly pity. * * * "Can I see Mr. Thornley?" The mistress of the humble little cottage in one of the suburbs of the large city looked up amazed at the beautiful young lady who asked the question. "Indeed, I supppose you may. He's gone up to his room, where he spends all his evenings, and not a bit of supper to-night has he touched. Shall I call him down?" "No; let me go to him." "It's the first room to the right of the stairs, miss. He's the only lodger I have, and you are his first visitor." But the girl heeded not the words. A strange vision she surely was as she stood an instant outside his door, clad iv costly velvet and rich furs. Then she softly turned the handle and entered. He did not hear her. He had thrown himself upon the sofa and buried his head in its cushions. He was so still, so motion less, she thought he must be sleeping. She swiftly crossed the room, and. lay ing her hand on his shoulder, called his name. "My God!" he cried, and would have started to his feet, but she held him back, falling on her knees bes do him. "Chester," she pleaded, "you would not come to me. My pride is less than yours; my love greater. I have come to you. Did you think my heart uttered the unworthy words for which you have punished me all these years? 1 have tried to find you so long— so long and so hopelessly. And she bowed her beautiful head and sobbed outright. "Hush. dear, hush! You should not have come here, Marion. It might com promise you." "Compromise me with my future hus band? See, Chester," and she held up the hand on which gleamed the ring, "I have never accepted my freedom." "My own brave girl," he said, his voice softening even while he girded himself up for the strength of which he stood in such great^need. "But the heaven you open for me cannot be. lam foreman iv the works where you saw me to-day, Marion. My knowledge and love of machinery stood me in good stead. I heard of this opening and secured it. To-day I was adjusting some difficult piece of work I dared not trust to any workman. lam in receipt of a liberal salary which 1 am laying aside, dear, living as poorly as I can. hoping one day to buy an interest in the business. One or two improvements 1 have made are rapidly ob tain ng me the goal, but it is still far off. I cannot ask you to wait, nor to forget the years of labor which have helped me to reach it." "I have waited already too long, Ches ■ — -— 1 THE FIRESIDE COMPANION. THE Ad Independent family newspaper, accurate and impartial in the pre sentation of its news. Devoted to the building up of the Material and I Social Interests of the Great Northwest. Aiming in all things to be a reflex of the best sentiments of the people of this grand section. 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"I will forget that I have a single penny in the world except what you give me. I will share whatever home you will offer me— even this. For better, for worse, darling, we pledged ourselves as sacredly as though already we stood before God's altar. In God's sight I am your wife. 1 claim my right to share your dark days as well as those on which the sun of prosperity may shine." lie strove to answer, but his voice broke. She had conquered, but, woman like, she gave him the glory of her victory as she sobbed out her happiness upon his heart. A month later there was a quiet wedding, at wii eh there were neither flowers nor bridesmaids nor music; but Marion Wil loughby missed nothing. It was only after the ceremony had been performed that Chester showed her a document which had been his wedding gift from the firm he had served so faithfully, and which admitted him as junior partner from that date. But she smiled half sadly as she looked at it through a mist of tears. "You said once, dear," she whispered, "that flowers to live needed sunlight. My darling I had not then made the wonderful discovery that love made sunlight every where. With your heart for my home, be its outward adornment what it will, 1 envy no king his palace or queen her throne." THE SERPENT Oj-' THE OCEAN. Great Daniel Webster Saw Hint in l sit in Gloucester Bay. Boston Globe. It is something to know that a man like Daniel Webster once saw the sea serpent. It was as long ago as Aug. 14. 1817. which leads straight to the theory that the ser pent of the salt seas to-day is "no chicken." Mr. Webster had not been long settled in Boston at that time, and resided on Walnut street, near the junction with Mount Ver non, lie was then 35 years old. The story was told in the New England Magazine of last January. Col. Thomas P. Perkins, on© of Boston's "merchant princes," as Mr. Webster rightly named them, came in his carriage to the house of the latter on the day above mentioned, and the two set forth for Gloucester, through the line of shore towns intervening. When they arrived they found people moving in large numbers through the streets out to points from which they could get good views of the harbor. Amos Story (mariner) had seen the veritable sea serpent four days before uot more than twenty rods away. He was moving at the rate of a mile in two minutes, or eight seconds and a fraction better than Maud S; was nearly one hundred feet long; was as round as a man's body, with a head like a turtle's, carried high out of the water; was of a dark brown color, and had the body of a snake, with the vertical motion of the caterpiller. For two weeks together he made a playground of Gloucester harbor. When Mr. Webster and Col. Perkins reached the old windmill to get a favorable view of his snakeship, all the surrounding places were covered with people who had come to gratify the same curiosity. Nor was the monster long in making his ap pearance. He played now in wide circles and now in a straight line, leaving a long wake be hind. At length he approached so near to the station occupied by the party of distin guished visitors that they were able, through the field-glass they carried, to see clearly "his snaky head, his open mouth, his gleam ing eves, and his protruding tongue." Matthew Gaffney fired from his boat at the monster's head an eighteen-to-the-pound ball, at a distance of not more than thirty feet. The creature turned, sunk down like a rock, went under the boat, and came up smiling a hundred rods away, when, he went on with his gambols, unhurt, and in due time he vanished from the eyes of the watching multitude. But for two weeks he continued to be seen in the harbor.' after which he took his unannounced departure, lt is to be remarked, again, that it is some thing to know that a man like Daniel Web ster actually saw the sea serpent, since it leaves no reasonable doubt that there is one. For the testimony of the rest of those who saw him on that day we do not particularly care, lt was after he had seen the monster that he made his memorable pleas and pro nounced his matchless orations, besides flooring Hayne, of South Carolina; and a minute account of "The Serpent of the Ocean Frequently Seen in Gloucester Bay" was written and sent by Don. and Gen. David Humphreys, LL. D. and F. 11. S.,of Connect cut. to kt. Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal society, London. But the serpent continues to be wise above all the rest, defying them to capture his papers or to fix his identity.