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THEROCK 1SLANJ ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1886.
The Daily Abgtts. JOHN W POTTER. Saturday, November 20, 1886. PRE-MILLENNIAL CONFERENCE. An Altrt liy K?t. Ir. Iiinwidflie on "The I'rlesthood f hrit." Chicago, Nov. 20. At the pre-miUennial conference in Kftrwell hall Friday morning the Rev. Dr. V. K. Kendall, of Lal'orte, Ind., rvad a paper on the subjtvt of "rre Jicted Judgment." In the devotional serv ices, which followed the hymn, " Time's Sun Is Fast Setting," was sung, alter which Rev. Dr. Burton, of Union City, lnl, of fered prayer arid Bro. Avis, a smig evangel ist, suiiir Are Ymi Ready, for tho Bride groom Comes.' Rev. Dr. J. D. Jierr, who was to speak, failud to ap- hkc'y needham. pear, on account of sickness in hit family. The Rev. Dr. William Dinwiddie, of Alexandria, delivered an address on "The Priesthood of Jesus Christ." Among some of the remarkable things he said w as that satan was still in heaven and that iiod had not yet hurried him out. He scored ritual ism and the Roman and Greek Catholic churches as false sysUms, since they put a man between believers and God, whereas if the Bible was true, as he claimed, every Christian was a priest. In the afternoon the Rev. Dr. N. West, of St. Paul, Minn., spoke on " Prophecy and Israel." Bishop Nicholson, of the Kefornied Episcopal church, spoke at night on "Mes siah's Kingly 4!ory.' It;n at a ramp-Fire. Yoi NrisTOWS. Ohio, Nov. '20. During the address of Gen. Logan at the camp-tire here Tlmrstiay nifrht he said: I have been charge! with saying tiling that a regard for my jvr serial advancement should have Mt unsaid, hut I don't care as lonjr as I am riht. I le hcvt in ptitsioiuit every Union soldier who served in the armr and has an honorable discharge, who was wounded or contracted disease in the war, or who is now, through U' fault his own, incapacitated from earn ing a living. Kvery Union soldier over t!2 years old should tie pensioned. And I say to you, memlh'rs of the Grand Army, if you be lieve, in t'.iis you must plav the men in power who will carry it out. Further, I think a Cnion soldier just as ;ndas any man to represent this government abroad. Tlw buys who saved t tie government should be pruvidnl for. The Cattle-tinmen Adjourn. Chicago. Nov. JU The Consolidated Cat-tle-lTrowrs' association of the United States lias adjourned after electing the following officers: IV-sident, D. W. Smith, of Illinois; tirst vice president. V. A. Powers, of Miss ouri; second, Elmer Yahburne, Illinois; third. Henry R Alvord of Massachusetts; icretary, Alvm H. Sanders, of IIlin; treas ure. John Clay. Jr., Wyoming: executive corn mitree. T. R Wales, Iowa; 1 N. Houharn, Hiio; Thomas Sturgis, Wyoming; N. M. Curtis, New York; lieorge W. Simpson, Mavsarlm'tts; Granville Smart, Montana; T. AltxandT Seth. M irylaml; T. R. Price, Misvmri, 1 E. Salmon, District of Colum bia; Isaac Prior, Texas J. L. Brush. Colo rado; James llallantvne, Idaho; W. A. Pax ton, Nebraska; Adam Earl, Indiana, L. K. Scbotield, Kansas. Tin- l'aviiiHter ieiiral's Keport. W ASHiNiiT"N City, Nov. Paymaster Genera Riiehester of the army in his annual .vimrt for the year ended June sh;, Oiows disbursements aggregating $13,444, T.'ii; made without the loss of a dollar to the snviTtmieiit. He recommends legislation directing checks of disbursing officers to le forwarded after payment at the end of each month and filed with paymaster's vouchers. Such regulation, bringing together of the voucher and the evidence of its payment, when paid by check, would complete the record in the hands if the accounting offi cers that the payment had been made to the party entitled to the same, and would also sjHvdilv develop any instance of the issue of a check against an official's credit for a purpose not authorized by law. A I'.ifr Swindler in Umbo. CiiKAtio, Nov. 2o. Charles P. Love joy was brought here Friday morning from Kansas City on a requisition, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses from the National Bank of Illinois. Kuh. Nathan t; Fischer, clothing manufacturers, and oth ers. Iovejoy. a man named Glasscm k.aiid his brother James came here six months ago, and representing that the firm of Iovejoy A: Co. owned a large amount of property in Kan--as and Missouri, obtained credit at the kink for ?l.".i-. and got ?x,iHm fr,m th clothms firm. 9 Mct.iir Election To He Contested. Minneapolis. Miim., Nov. ax A sensa tion was caused here Friday morning by the announcement that Mayor Ames of this city. Democratic candidate for governor, would contest the election or A. K McGill the Re publican candidate who received a plural iP 'if about ti.'mo. Legal ppwetnlings will lie begun Saturday. The principal seat of con test will he in the northern counties where irregularities am claimed to have been dis covered. The Hennepin county ltrmocrats will also contest the entire county ticket, Ftecteil a Sew Superintendent. Lancaster, Ohio, Nov. 20. Thorsilay evening tha Iwuii-d of trustees of the Boys' Industrial school, in session at the institu tion, elect-d as superintendent ex-Superin-teudeut Charles Douglas, the predecessor of J C Hite, present mcumltent. There were five i-onitiTors for the position, all strongly indorsed. Mr. Dougia has, sine his retire ment from the institution, been connected with the State Humane society. His reap jMMiitiiient takes elf-i-t Jan. 1. ThrnuKli Trullic A jrrcenieot. New York, Nov. 2 0 It is announced that the Reading company has made a very valuable through traffic arrangement with the Pennsylvania railroad. Also that the Pennsvlvania has contracted to take StJO.untt tons of anthracite from the Reading at a net profit of oo cents par ton to the latter. Two Men Killed. Syracuse. N. Y., Nov. St. Charles A. Brown of this city and P. L. Uurget of New ark, N. J., were killed here Friday morning nv tlie exnlosion of a filter in a pan at the Experimental Salt works. Getrge Denton was badly scalded and otherwise injured. 'J'lit: building was badly wrecked. Ilig Strike Threatened. New York, Nov. '). A Fall River, Masa, special savs: A strike, in which ,tH niUon op;rativs will take part, will be in augurated here within a month unless trie u anufaeturers grant an increase in the wages of their employes. The demand made by the spinners about two weeks ago. to have wages restored to the rates paid in lnM, was o unfavorably received by the mill-owners and such forethought was displayed in their neglect to notice it that the operatives of all grades became throrougly exasperated and there is now a strong feeling in favor of a strike. Shot 11 is Wife. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 20. About daylight Fritluy morning, just af ter the close of a ball given by the Italian Brotherhood, Police man Charles Jones shot and instantly killed his wife. Jonos was in toxicated and tried to pick a quarrel with several persons who had attended tlw ball. His wife interfered with tho purpoM of getting him home, when ho drow his revolver ami shot her through tho bead. The murderer was arrested. Hon. Itadeau Kxonerated. Nkw York, Nov. 20. The suit brought by the government against lien. Adam Ba tlouu to recover 10,500 alleged to have beeu roonived by him for notarial fees while act ing on United HUites consul general at Lou thnt witN dintiiMid Thursday by Judge Brown In Uwi lintted HUttos circuit court, who held tlL Uk pnymiiU were made voluutarily to jn. lUidftii while he was acting in a noa- Tii inU tut crowding rooms with a)! tol of ornnindtitit. brioa-brnc knick Unn:k It on Uio Wtuio. MY FIRST PATIENT. And may I beg you to visit us in your private rather than in your professional capacity? Since my dear wife has been fail ing thus sadly she has evinced a great dread of medical men. and were fche to guess you other than an ordinary guest, I tremble for the consequences! The carriage will meet you at Blackburne station at whatever hour you some. Yours very truly, ''Arthvr Crawford." This is an extract from a letter that I re ceived on June 10, 1S70, and being but a young fellow of 2t, I was very much elated thereby. The great drawback to being what is called a secialist is that the generality ot people for w hat reason 1 have never Iievn able to discover are afraid to employ you until you are well on in years, and conse quently this Mrs. Crawford, for whom my services had Keen enlisted, was my first pri vate i Kit ient. My sptvialty was madness, and tiring equally of 1ms pi (a 1 work and of idling in my own rooms, I was heartily thankful for the good hick that had befallen in?. In a previous letter Mr. Crawford had given a detailed account of bis wife's symptoms, and now ull arrangements were completed, and 1 was due at his Berkshire home on the follow ing day. When the train steamed into the little country stat;on I found a carnage and pair ready to meei me. 'Evidently, to judge by the general get-up of the whole thing, the Crawtords were wealthy folk, and this im pression was confirmed when we reached the house, which was standing in the insist of a lovely park. In tine country fashion tho hall doors were standing ojien and my host met me on the threshold with outstretched hands. ' This is exceedingly kind of you," he said, genially, "for I know you have come at your very earliest convenience. Journey from town pleasant.' Yes? That's right. James, take Mr. Lennox's things to his room. Lunch in the morning room, hey? Come along, mv dear sir. you must be half famished." So saying he preceded me down a long eoiridor. whence I caught distant glimpses of a beauti ful garden at the back of the house and iutc a smug little room where luncheon was laid. W'hile I discussed a cold chicken Mr. Craw ford when on chatting, and ere I went to nv room for a wah and brush op before present ing myself to his wife, we were excellent friend. I do not think I ever met a man who so much charmed me at first night; nay. lie mow than charmed, be captivated n'. He was aliout IlU ami exceedingly handsome, w ith fair curly hair and bright blue eyes. He had a bronzed complexion and a heart v laugh, aud was altogether a most attractive spvimc of a young Englishman. When I had finished luncheon his manner changed abruptly as he began speaking ot his young wife. 4-I did not like to enter upon the subject be fore you were rested,' he began courteouslv: "but I am intensely anxious you should see her. For some months past she has leen suf fering Irom intense melancholia, and latelv she has taken a deep distrust of tlii)se around her. most particularly of me." He stopped abruptly and bit his hp. "Doctor. I simply worship her.'' hi1 went on passionately. V hen I married her five years ago, she was tho blithest, merriest girl in all the shire; and now, to see her like this why, it breaks my heart T and he dropped into a chair and buried his face in his hands. There was an awkward ause, for in those lays 1 was tt inexperienced to le much of a hand at consolation, and then I stepped nearer to him. and laid my hand upon his shoul- Icr. "Come, come, I said cheerily, "there is no need to d"spair like this. .We must hope lor the liest. How does she show her distrust of vou He raistd his head to answer me. ''Rv keeping the toy from me, for one thing. She will hardly let me touch him. "Tlicltoy A sou of yours f" " ur only child," he answered "a dear little fellow of nearly four; and she betray a terrible fear whenever I have him with me." "Does sheeat wur 'Hanily nt all." "Sleep at nuTht?" Hy s!-,'k his head; and then followed a string of various professional questions. Catr conversation at an end, I requested to le shown to my room, promising to be m they drawmg-room for 5 o clock tea. when I should lie intFodueed to Mrs. Crawford. "As Mr. Iionnox, if you please, suggested her husband as we crossed the hall. " You re member that I asked you to drop the doctor, and seem an ordinary visitor r Of course I agreetl; and then he told me he had spoken to her of me as an old college friend; ami finally he left me to myself. When I descended to the drawing room I found lotli Crawford and his wife waiting for me. He was standing by the open window pin vim; with the climbing roses that were nodding by its sill; he was talking merrily as I ciiTepxl. and looked the personification of ht'c and good spirits. A girl was standing by the mantel shelf with her back toward me, and I bail barely time to admire the slight figure and graceful pose before Crawford's voice rang out in hearty cordjalitv: Ah, there you are at last! Let me intro duce you to my wife. Beatrice, this is Mr. Juhn Lennox." She had half turned when be tiegon shak ing; hut as he said my name, she gave a sud den gasp and confronted me with large startled eyes. I have seen the eyes of n snared bird and those of a hunted stag, but I have never seen such a look of piteous fear as dwelt in hers then. For one moment she seemed half mad with terror, but the next it fled as quickly at it came and she held out her hand in greeting. .As sue did so, an ugly scar on the smooth white wrist caught my eye. It Jook'-d to me like an unskillful but intentional cut from a knife, and while we were ex changing coiumonplaces as to my journey, etc, I was wondering as to whether she had ever attempted her own life. She was in tho first flush of her womanhood; and her glori ous blue eyes and coil of auburn hah" would alone Lave sulficed to stamp her as a beautiful woman, had it not !mu that the curious ex pression of her face outweighed every other fascination. She gave me the impression of Lwing literally consumed by a terrible dread, to the nature of which I, of course, as yet held no clew; and with this dread, an equally strong desire to suppress all outward indica tion of it. Add to this the fact that her face was entirely colorless, and that the hand she had given me, in spite of the June sunshine, wps as cold as ice, and it will bj seen that my first case promised to be full of interest. She oured out tho tea silently, while her hulwiud and I went on chatting, and she did not speak ain until he ft roposed to ring the nursery !e!l. "We have not seen Bertie all day," he added, "and I know you would like to show him off to Lennox.' 'He'i having his tea, she rejoined quickly. "Show him oil in the aiorning, Arthur; I don't think we want bim now." "Oh There is an unkind mammal I wonder v hut licrtL' would say to you Ho a.u finish i.Ls tea here, dear. I'll fetch ami. " Vo. no; Til go." She ran out of the room as she s-i-ike, a::d Crawford turned tome with a weary looking smile. "You tec, Lennox? Igeuially give way out 1 am ainud of it growing upuu her, if I never see the child. He is such a splendid fel low!" As he spoke his wife returned with the Ifoy in her arms. "I met him in the nail," she explained. "He was just coming in from his walk. Not Ar thur, don't take liim; he is not at all heavy-T This last to her hustfand, who had advanced with outstretched hands. Look here, Bertie, darling. Who likes cake!" She seated her self ou a low chair, still keeping a jealous arm around the child, and went on talking, this time to me. "Arthur and I quarrel over this small boy." She laughed a little, but it sounded very mirthless. The last cause of dissension is his health. I think he is grow ing delicate and wants change, and papa uoesu t agree. ioes ue, my beauty " The loy laughed as she held him yet more closely to her; and looking at his rosy cheeks and bright eyes, it seemed to me that tuero could not be a healthier youngster. "I am afraid I must take papa's side," I said. "You must not alarm yourself unneces sarily, dear Mrs. Crawford, for I think n I stopped abruptly, alarmed by the expression on her face. I was new at my work, be it re meinlered, but I tltiuk that older men than I would have been frightened. - Bertie Had re helled against the Hctnuung arm, and sUjimj fo the floor, bad run to his rather and" climbed into his arms. A -fine game of romps now ensued, and the mother sat and watched them. Sitting there facing her, I, too, was watching. In my stu dent day I had kept a tame lizard, and by whistling to it had been able to direct its movements at will, and now I was reminded of my whilom jct by watching Beatrice Crawford's eyes. Every motion of her hus band's, as ho ran round the room tossing the laughing hoy in his arms, appeared to hold a fascination for her, and her gaze never left him but once. That once was when she walked swiftly to a further table ami osse:sod her self of a paper knife, which she handed to me, commenting on its curious make, it was of steel and sharply minted; and 1 handed it back again with the remark that it would make a nasty weapon if needed. She fciok it without glancing at me again; but her hus K'liid had caught her words, and now came up to us breathless and laughing, with IJcrtie clinging round his neck. "IWt hold that thing, my darling," be slid tenderly. "1 hato to son such an ugly knife in your dear little hands." "dive it to Bertie, mamma," cried the child, stretching out his dimpled hands for the coveted treasure; and his father, with an. injunction to le careful, was taking it from her to give to him when, with a muiHed cry, she snatched the knife back and dashed it through the oen window into the pmlen be yond. "You shan't have it! you shan't have it!" she er-d. excitedly, while a bright red spot burned on either cheek. "You would " with marvelous self-control she stopped dead short, and after an almist imperceptible iviuse, she added in her usual quiet tones; "Pray forgive me, Arihur, I am so afraid of Bertie hurting himself. Go np to the nursery, dear. Mamma will come to you." Awestruck at her late passion, the child went gently out of the room, and, his mother following him. 1 was left alone with Craw ford. It went to my heart to s-e tlK pained, drawn lo..k ou his face, but tho stvne had at all events put one thing leyond a doubt Mrs. Crawford was not merely failing in brain power she was mad. A couple of days went by and I liecame fairly puzzled. All the ordinary verbal tests, when applied to my patient, proved complete failures. Her memory was excel lent, and, indeed, in this respect she was far Ix ttcr than her husbaiul, who was constant! v forgetting things. As to her judgment, it st nick me a; aUtve the average, for she was n widely read woman, and we had a stifF ar gument one night as to the merits of our favorite authors. She managed her own housekeeping, and capitally she did it, too; and, in fact not to exhaust tho reader's jia tience by entering into details the onlv visi ble outcome of her mental altcrration was this extreme terror in which she lived, and for which I could find no reason. (I may re mark parenthetically that the mad undoubtedly-have rules of their own by which they are influenced. Experience thus teaching me that Mrs. Crawford hnd some reason for this to us. inexplicable dreadeven though it might lie but a fejfrof h r own shadow it iieeanie my business to solve this reason.) What ItaflUd me im-st was the fact that while it was Crawford himself who primarily ex cited this terror, she was undeniably fond of him. Indeed the word -fond' is hardly suit able, for she simply adored Inm. 1 never heard him express the slightest wish as to the household arrangements but it was in stantly fulfilled; while every whim and ho was the most whimsical of men was im plicitly obeyed. In fact, at the end of a week I was precisely in the samo state as when I first entered the house. But that my amour propre was piqued, and 1 felt angrv at my uon-sr.ccess, I should have been paying a very enjoyable visit. Arthur Crawford made a capital host, and although, as I have already said, he was a 'cry whimsical man, and was subject to unaccountable fits of de press! m, he and I got on excelleiitlv to gether. At the end of the week something happened which had the double effect of lowering me several inches in my own estimation and of placing matters in a totally different light It was an exceedingly hot night, and after we had all gone to led I w as tempted to leave my room, and seating myself by tho open window in the corridor to indulge in an extra cigar. The f;ict that it was a tine moonlight night, and that while the corridor window fmasted a lovely view, that of my own room looked into the stables, amply justified my choice of a seat. I hail been there for per haps an hour when I beard the Crawfords talking in tbeir room, which was on a level with my own. Their tones wore excited and eager, and fearing that Mrs. Crawford might lie las-hing herself into a fury, and that her husband might te ignorant ly increasing it, I stole down to their ditor and stool listen- ing. "Arthur, dear, give it to inc. You don't want it lo nilit. Why not wait- until the morning! The.- were the first wnnhi that 1 caught spok"n m Mr.-, Crawford's usually gentle t nep. "Give it to you! No; net 1: 1 know a trick worth two f that. Ah. you tlunk I don't know that you and that confounded mealy-mouthed doctor ar1 m league against me. Crawford's voice, shrill and mocking, but undoubtedly his. Good heavens! was the man drunk! There was a moment's pause, and then he began again, this time more gently. "Come, come. Beatrice. Drop this stupid joking. I only want to have a little cut at Bertie, just a little cut; and look! the knife is so bright and sharp, it cannot hurt him much. The w all seemed to reel around me as I leaned against it for support. In a Hash of revelation tint nearly bunded mo, as I real ized the full horror of the situation. 1 under sI.xkI for the lirst time how matters actually stood. Crawford himself was the madman, and tho devoted wife, whom I had been taught to look upon as iusane, had known Ike truth ail this time, and knowing it, fcr some inscrutable w omau's luason, had shielded iiim, perhaps ;:t tho cuiE of her very life. In a mo ment the meaning of his many whims, the lost of rovmory, his fits of depression were niadt clear to me, and as 1 thought of the martvr- dom through which, his girl wife had passed, I cursed mrself for the ivutinie.is with which I had been duped. While these thoughts were running through my brain I had noiselessly opened the outer door and now stod m the dressing room Ieering into the bedroom tievond. The dfor iR'tween the two was standing ojien, but heavy curuiiu hung in the aperture, aud, by making a little slit in it by means of my en- knile. I was enabled to command a view of the interior. At the further end of the apart ment lay Bertie asleep in his tut. Standing before hiin, clad in a long, white wrapifrand with her auburn hair flowing over her shoul ders, was the voung mothr herself, while at some paces from her stood Crawford, still in evening dress, and balancing in his fingers a long, glittering dagger that I recognized as one that usual! v hung in the library below. By this time he had dropped his angry tones and was speaking in his accustomed pleasant fashion. "You kuow, dear." ho was saying, "it really is necessary that we both drink some. Half a glassful of young and innocent blood and we shall both keep young and happy forever. "Won't my blood do i" asked the girl des perately. She stretched her bare arms to ward him and forced a smile to her joor quivering lips. "You aiv much fonder of me, aren't you, dear i I shall do much bet ter." He laughed softly. "No, no, my darling; not. you. I wouldn't hurt yon for ail the gold in the Indies. He stopped" suddenly, as if struck bv his own words. Gold C he re peated. wAh! ye of court, I must have gold. here did I put it, nowr Ho retreated a few steps, looking uneasily from side to side. "Perhaps you left it in the library. Ring for James, Or go to Mr. Lennox, Arthur; ho will help you to find it." He laughed again a low monotonous laugh, to w hich my hospital work had but too well accustomed me, and then he moved nearer her, still balancing the dagger in his long nervous lingers. That terrible kuifel If he had only put it down for a moment I could have rushed in and secured it before turning to him, but as matters were, cruel experience taught mo that tho instant he caught sight of me he would rush to the child to carry his dreadful purjiose iido ctreet, and that the wwther, m all probalnlKv, would fall the viotini. ( m the ot-lesr battd, I dared jiot quit my post to fTummoa assis(ance i and so leave .Beatrice entirely at his mercy. I glanced round the dressing room, and the window cord caught my eye. It was new and strong. I cut it as high as I could reach and crept back to my hole at the curtain. Crawford was growing rapidly angry. "Olive me that boy?' he cried, roughly. "Get out of tho w ay, Beatrice, and let nie have him," and ho caught her by the arm and dragged her from the cot. "Arthur, Arthur! husband, sweetheart." She vla$jed both arms around his neck and raistd imploring eves to his, but the sight of the thin white face only moved him to greater wrath. "It is all your fault I have not made you strong Ion;; ago he exclaimed, irritably. "You never laugh now, and you can't sing and you won't dance." "Dance! O yes, 1 can. Look, Arthur.' ISlie drew rapidly hack toward the cot, speak ing in her ordinary quiet voice". u You shall do what you like with liertie; I was only jok ing. Only we. must have our dam-e lirst, you know. With a sudden movement she "stopped and lifb-d the sleeping child from the bod, talking all the time hi an arch, merry voice, that still retained its old power over the poor mad man. He nodded approvuigly as she began rocking to aud fro with the boy in her arms, and ho moved a chair or two to give-her more space. "Dance, Beatrice!" and ho began whistling a then fashionable valse, beating time to the air with the dagger of which he never re linquished his hold. "Very well," she resiionded, cheerily, "Stand by the mantelpiece and give us plenty of room. Now, then, my labyboy; one, two and off we go." My life has shown me instances of self devotion in plenty. I have seen proofs of ready wit and more of indomitable pkick but 1 have never en them so marvelous! combined as on that terrible Juno night. Instinct tanght me what she meant to do. SI io had persuaded her hu.Jtand to stand at the end of the room furthest from the cur tain that hid her one means of escape, and now she intended to hazard her only chance, dash through it, lvk the door on the other side, and then go for help. Backward and forward, round and mind, she circled, a weird enough figure in her white draivrics. The little white feet were kire, and it taxed her utmost strength to hold the heavy boy in her arms; but with a sublime heroism of which I should never have N-lieved her cajta ble, she never oni paused for breath. - A odraclc alone fcepfc the child asleep; but w hen I saw the poor mother's lijtsmove dumblv lie t ween the snatches of the gay valse she was humming I felt that she was praying ton! ho might not waken. Nearer and nearer thfc curtain she e;une, but to my horror I per ceived l hat Crawford was growing uneasy and advancing slowly in tho rear. "Mrs. Crawford! Quick!" There was not a minute to be lost. I tore the curtain aside, and she rushed toward me, but ere I could tasten the- heavy hxr her bus band was upon us. With a yell of Kiflled rage he was tearing alter her through the o;en doorway, and in another moment would have reached her with uplifted knife, when I tnpied him up. and he f U headlong to the floor. He was stunned hy his tall, and while 1 fastened his band and feet by means of the cut window cord his wife went lack to tho inner room and rang loudly for assistance. Ere lie came to himself Arthur Crawford was safely secured in my own room. Le;ur ing him there under charge of the men ser vants I went back to see Mrs. Crawford. She was 1 ing on tho Itedro-mi ftimr with her nervous lingers still li-htl interlaced, and by her side sit her little sou, warm and rosy from his broken sli p. lie was kissing tha paling lips as I came hastily into the room, and now held up a warning finger as I knelt beside thorn. 'Poor mamma i fx-.t a-hvp," he wbu'j red. 'And she is so cold." She was not dead. The long and frightful mental strain through which she had passed brought on brain fo.er, and for some days we despaired of her life; but ho came through it braveiy and ere tiie summer waned I had the satisfaction of installing lMlh mother and son ui a seaside cottage far enough away from her Berkshire home. Crawford, oor fellow, only lived a few months, for a dangerous fall in the asylum prounds put a merciful termination to his confinement During thse few months I visitd him occasional Iv, and he always spoke most tenderly ot his wife, whom he imagined to ho dead. Tc Aliitiulon the Turf. New York, Nov. -J t- It is suite I that 'oiigrntman William L. Si'-'tt, of Krie, Vvl, Wilt sell hi-, great HO'iUg stable aud uliat! hn the tilt I THE NEWS IN BRIEF. A vein of real seven fe.t t lin k, e-f tin-1 tpial tv. wiis ThiirMlny sti'il' k at M-u,il ernon. lil.. at a depth s.J f rt. The authorities at Atlanta b;ive bemuse I thirtv-ix wine-re'-irMS a tb- liiu; n- l.-i ir- n:t. the sale t d 'in -str- win-. Nearly allth' i;;"u-y r'-iiirvl I, as b.-en en!ribtiU'i fur a unHiiimnt at hi ' i;f.tapilis u S huyler Coitax. u U uiivt-.k-d m-xt Mav. The dirtvtors of t(". liim- -is Central road have vt-l to issue lo.uto -.(res uf new stuek it KM'-, giving the stoeliAioLii-rs ih- right until Jan. At the entnuice t the ch iini rof deputies i u J aris. a wni Uninn tired a revolver live times to call Kitentieu to a hiusuil lie had breubt. The light huii-i b-tar.i hi- d ' ide.l tu lake immediate steps tuw::rd the lighting uf tlie barthuldi sUilii, 'U un estimate-1 cost uf isVt cr inunth A siiuw-pluw run duwn three sei-iion nvn Thurstlay, near ranura, biu.i. .Vim's Kar- row and his sun v. as killed, and Jos.-ph lUvts faiady wouii'lel. William K. I!ukrts, an ag-.-l mid infirm m:in vhu for :i:'.iiy ycrirs hxi U-eii treasurer of I..iwis and t'.ariv county, Montana, has lieeii iMiivi te.l etchezzlilig f".it. The Masonic Ie!ief assueiari n, in session nt St. IjuuIs, eiecte.l elhcers TiitirMlnv, -Mar tin Collins, f St LnHiis, lieitig duKeu pnjsi leu.. The n.xt Uieermg wiii U; heid at Tur-n!o. Out. In a tit. of jealousy Weducsbiy night, at flulmesville. Miss., l wge M. Qu;n shot Dora Thomas, aged 17, an l then riding to his farm shot himself ihad, first calling his cook Lo witn-'ss the tragedy. Miss Thoiuus is not er:ousiy woumie l. For the eighteenth time in seventeen years the planing mill of J. K. riussell 6l Co., Ful ton street, Chica -o, was Thursday gutted by flames, the bs being fctO.tnn). The cnuso was the overturning -f a lamp in u curtain- rml factorv on th ui-i-er Ujir. At the American eattie convention in Chi cago Thnrsduy, ivsulutiuiis werj adopted which among otiwr things rum lly denounce the jtoliey of Lilid Comiuissiuoi- Sparks a;? detrimental t (arm'-rs, aud s--t forth tha his broad charges of fraud were irjt fuuud a on facts. The stjrni in Connecticut Thurs lay d stroyed a inn niter of large tobari-n shed which contained this year's crop, and the losses will lie heavy. Blauy buildings weiu unroofed at Kartfonl, and chimneys, trees, ind fences wen' blown down, creating a lusa tf several Uiuiwaud dollar a. A FAVORITE WITH THE FAIR SEX. Pa pi Ion (extract of lias) iSkiu Cure is superior to all tlie much advertised skin be&ulifiers with the advantage of being beneficial, and not like the mineral pre parations usualy sold which are very poisonous. It will remove all in tin mm ac tion, c hating and roughness of the tkin, sunburn, freckles and unseemly blotches, and leave the cuticle fair and soft us an infant's. An actual necessity for the complete toilet table. Large bottles only $1.00, for sale at drug stores. 8old by II. H. DeSanto. The Parisian dressmakers who furnish'" ed Mrs. Bonanza Mack ay's wardrobe are pledged not to duplicate any of the gar ments which they prepare for her. 'The restoration to health of our child wo considered uncertain. When two weeks old she caught cold. For 18 months was not able to breathe through her nos trils. Upon use ing Ely's Cream Balm her difficulty is removed; she breathes natural ly. Mr. &. Mrs. 4. M. Smith, Oswego, N. t. WARCLOUDS IN TIIE EAST. THE RUSSO-BULGARIAN IMBROGLIO GROWING SERIOUS. Speeches or Salisbury and Kalnoky ln : rilcate an Early Declaration of War Kaulbars Leaves for St. Petersburg ; Programme of Possible Operations ; Austria Bnyimj KlfJes Notes. London, Nov. 20. The situation in the east is acute. Nothing like it has been seen since the days immediately preceeding the Crimean war, when England and Francs entered into an alliance, aa Engtaud and Austria are doing now, to engage in war with Russia. Russia practically holds Bul garia, having deposed Prince Alexander, annulled the sobronje, and reduced the gov ernment to niL The speeches of Kalnoky and Salisbury are taken at the military clubs as indicating an early declaration of w ar. In Case of War. DlULix, Nov. .!. The Nation publishes an article giving a detaded programme of prob able operations in event of war against Russia's advance in Bulgaria. Austria, the writer says, will occupy Servia and the fleets of Englaud, Austria and Italy will patrol the Kuxine. llermany will watch 1'oland and prevent her rising, while in event of France joining Russia, Italy will occupy the Alp. Austria to liny New KinVs. Viknna, Nov. iM. The Hungarian delega tion to the reichrath has agreed to supKrt the bill of credit for the purchase of relat ing rides for the army. The Manulieher pattern has been chosen by the minister of war. Kaullmr Leave ltuljtrin. Suma, Nov. -JO. lien. Kaulbars has taken his farewell of all the foreign diplomat. He leave; tor St. Petersburg, together with all the Russian consuls, Friday. FOREIGN MISCELLANY. The Tory Iin.l I1HI. London, Nov. 'Jit. The new land bill now in prejaration by a committee of the cabinet consisting of l,and Randolph Churchill, Sir Michael HieksdJeaeh, Lord Ashbourne, and the Rt. Hon. William Henry Smith is leased upoa an extension of the Ashbourne act. Tenants' purchase of kinds is limited to holdings under sixty acres. Provided the commission sauctions the trans fer, tho inip rial treasury will advance the amount, the commission taying fur-tifLhs to the landlord and retaining the other fifth un til the tenants annual installments amount to one-fourth of the stipulated sum. The ten ants payments shall extend over thirty -nine years w ith interest at 4 per cent. The total necessary to be guaranteed by th treasury is about i25,(.Ki,v0. The SmiaiM Demonstration hi London. London, Nov. JO. -The government fli cials deny the alarming reports which have leen circulat.il within th-- jiast few days t- the effect that the military authorities wire making extensive piviai alums lo meet any troubles arising from th projosed Swial isiic demonstration on Sunday next and tliut artillery would be used tn disp-ng the vir ticiiants in tho demonstration, sh 'ul l an utbi-eik occur. To Contest for Hie Amrirs' Cup. London, Nov. A new yaeln, the Thistle, destgtietl with a view of winding the Auieriea's cup in 1", is being built on th Clyde fur Mr. 1M1. of Ubsgow. She will mannei by a Clyde c:tw and commanded bv a Clyde skipjKT. Hnmbert Sytiipiithi.ei with the l'ope. HosiE, Nov. ."o. King Hum'H'rt has in structed the royal chaplain to convey his sincere sympathies to the pup' on at cuu:it of th,; .anti-clerical agitation. - - F.t-trtl hy it I'hirality of Seeu t otes. South Bknd, Ind., Nov. ). i he retunt of the votes cast in this county tor auditor was completed Fr.day morning and resulted in a majority of 7 for Jones dlepul liean). which is a gain of dover theofli ial n turns. Tlt Week's KaHniYi. Nkw Yitrk. Nov. 3o. I Hiring tiie last even drys faihiris weie ri'portesl thnughuut the Cmtt Strifes and Canada, ns compared with - "l 1 m w-jk. an I Mi the wet k previous tn the l.at. The First Keen Twinge- As the season advances, the pains and aches by which rheumatism makes itself known, are experienced after every ex posure. It is not claimed that Hood s SarsHparilia is a specific for rheumatism we doubt if theref is, or ran be, such a reined v. But the thousands benefited by Hood s Sarsaparilla, warrant us io urging others who suffer from rheumatism to lake it before the first keen twinge. The marriage of Princess Elizabeth of Suxe Weimer to the Grand Duke of Meck- ient)urg-chwenn was the result of a love match. The bride always declared that she would marry for love, or not at Ull. A Family Blessing. Simmon's Liver Regulator the favor ile remedy is entirely vegetable, and is the purest and best family medicine that is compounded. No error to be feared in administering-, no injury from exposure after taking, no loss of time. It is the best prcventitive medicine, and safe to take, 00 matter what the sickness mav be, and in any ordinary disease will effect a epeedy cure. Dr. Henry A. Holmes, the librarian of the state library at Albany, is so seriously ill that his recovery is doubtful. Who of us are without. trouble be tin small or large? The blessings of health are best appreciated w hen we are sick and in phin. A hack ins; rough, a severe cold, or any throat or lung disease arc very troublesome; but all ot these may be quickly and permanently cuied by liigehiw'B Cure. Safe and pleasant for children. I'nce SOcents. Absolutely Pure. Thio powder never vanes. A marvel of polity vtrengtli end wholeeomeaw; more economics than the ordinary kindu, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of lowteot, short weight alum or phosphate powders. Sold only t cans. HotaL Baku a Powdeb (Jo., 1U6 Wall B Now York. J W. ROSS, ARCHITECT! AMD Superintendent of Buildings, Eldndge Block. Cor. Sd and Perry St., DAVIHF0BI, I0W&. 0M ncvALKr,.-;'.' Ik 3 P0VDER NO FEE!! I rsiABUMEI 1S51. ) lBSn. TOIII. mist. ChicaKO. IH, J ClHrkSt. l'HlSJtmr & SUKGE0S Jjrtaitrcititn ilitte mttrt ' SKILL flPSO SUCCESS YOUNG MEM, MIDDLE-AGED UB indallocnons w?Kbc ilt-ii own aft-; of Imnrn- tlence or Folly ,il inv ii-n. ri o( !i;-v r-rci:(n jpon lhc!n-.t-lv:s ' r . si . is 1; !i..v C!?--U up-m the h--cl5 .t" 1 1 .:: .? .-i oi i: taws -m aaiure, f.'i'MiM coMsu!t Ceiri.r; i c. i'r t ;itR once. Ilememlierf Xei u:is.(i a;.s (with without i-amst cr deltility and Its i.l ncr power ire.tf.-.i 5C'e'itih..-.ilv f;v nit'tn-is wvct filling su'.Ctss. jt& Ii rtnkr dificier- r wliat yuu have i dc.-n or bo iai filtii locurc j ;-j. iThe terrlM puisxitM of Syphilis and .ii bad blood and skin disense. rIj;iipl.H !y tnfii Ctled without mrciiry. i'.eineinht -r dial ilis oik horrible dUea--e, if n-j:! ttcd or in-prLiKih lr:ate'J, curses tlif prrscr! t ami tennn r,Ci m-jIk tt -.ll nimatnml 1 1 tiroes 'ij?eJ pr'TnriU-wHh-jut bm-iraiit.': to I hm:i5. No txj Tin..1'.! B-'th fcxes i-i!still rmi tll'iilijilly. An ant esijorieni-p Iiiimm t tut . A rilteti una rant of cure Kiven in vwry ejite uiulei taken. Su(l'errH tv.mi y ehroiiir disease wi tc HUUjry and Kviiiiiloue. uf vo'ir case- !.. iu : .- t-lasti 5oIicitc.)Hi. .h uti..H havl-f.ttlvd tjt.ure. SSend t wo sumu, f .i clt'liiHlctl unrlia m Chronic. Nrtnilf .ir. l IW licate ln-. ? ,m ha.'ean exlmiilive mi iOo:n;i1oloKy t V whuh I" study VMir nun can-, i ..r.-i:t..i'or (. -i-c!'?! i bv Icttf, tree. i ii pm lirr. Thousands cured. Other r.r-M :ti lirs pri vate. 4V lh.s i t run 1 1 1 1 ' i ' Marri.-iire rili.,r lr. Clarke's cr. br.ttni pti-i Male in.; I'cmae. avn iir.t D.,tn ..v,ufm.,i. I.cu.rt uintmiiic ase consult DH.CI. A UKi:. A inemilv : I. tn r c'r t all tuy save future slTr-rtti am! sh.-iiK- ;.n 1 l(j.' uKttn years to .fe. Mt-Jiurn-- sent 'itrvwliffe nrrdi m eApusure. H.'iu-, S i ?, Suml,.;, j io i? Audits F. D. CLARKE, fcl. 0., 186 So. Clark St., Ch'cano.lU' SEND 1. $2. IS r t". f-ir SHIllfii' r-'t.lll i : lV t-X j-n tin- Mies in A t:n 1 ! i. v11' i.p n fit -'.li'.t Ihjw :iml -I n ( lv piiri'. SiMl.ibli: f-.r u'r.-fiil.. "' pi-f--. c b.ir-.'-lilir lirf. r-Ti .til fli i r.t. Trv il .ni'-f . C. F. (U'NTHKU. (Vmlfi 'limn r. i llirAi.ti fsJni Is Thrtoaiy perfect suhrtltute lor Mother's) milk. Invaluable in Cholera Infantum Teething:, A "'"-'cs'-- i tw Ii'r Dys peptics, Consumptives, Convalescents. ivrceot nutrient ! u Wasting Diseases. Requires no ctxViPu. O it i:tiK, The Caro and Feeding of Infants, maih-d irc. DOL1BKR. OOODALB A CO.. Boston. Mttoe Catarrh Vl V, W J C- i LI C'k'iinsi s the head AiKus lulhiiiiuia liou. Heals sure. llcsbrc$ the sen -tfS uf ln.-te, heir :in,l Smell. A Qui. k lit li f -A hAY-F&Vfc I'"iiive Cure Creata Balm ha ? irrol mii 'nvialh r)Mit-itioii wlu rfV.M known. tli-iiL-icinirAHoih rprvp-tra A pMriii U i" applied iiifocscii ito-nl r' Ii-- vt s pain ht on.f. i iin-rahle to n-t- Viu ? 5 V. at droiiifi-tr. or miil. "St'ii-i ftr t-iruir. ELY i:HttTllKKS.Urai:-its,Ow.-o. N. T. eULU MBDAL, FAtilS. ibvo. BAKERS M BJilrfiistRncnsi iJjisi Wananti-d absolutely pur Cocoa, from vhloh tbcesctaof Oil hits ln?en removed, llhj thren wttkt ttrtnglh Cocoa miivtl nith Starch, Arrowroot or rir, and i tlet-fnre far more itx'uomi- cal, co-iing Ur than one cmt a cvp. H ia dvli-ion, nouri'-hinir. etnm:tr.eDiiK, tMi!y divf-ti-il. ami atlminttity atLipU-d for imalkis w J.j ? wvll :w fur p--non in hvufih. sr Sold by tmrcrti eTcnrnbf m. w, EAER & CO., Dorchester, Mas. ANCHOR LINE. U. 8. M AIL STMAMKRS. SAILEKKV SATIHDVV fioni N. uik (.1 ;Ls(;m ami i.oMto.!ti: jkv. Kate of I'lu-.-.iu'r io or fn.ni New York. ilnsov. Livurpoul, fntltin ilcrrv or Btlfnst, Cal1ni. J45 ami S55 Swmi.l I '!. $30- SU'tTMf , outalil or prtanl. f ;0. ttrhir l.;n".JrafU 5ilr:J jtt w-!t nitt-s ari iiaid trev ol cliartji ill Kluilaliii, Stoilan.i and Irt'Unii. For itotikf of Tour. Tirkft-. or ojImt iiif.inna tim,a,iply to HKNDKIixIN liHoTllKHS, . iao. or OUVKKOl.SKN. Ii.u k Inland. 111. PENNYROYAL WAFERS. i rs-r;;( Hon nj a pic cii'ian w ti j hash.i'luiift'Miii - '-;i itr jjj tr-ai;ii fi-isai Has b'i j..ns'''H.' in t 'ai ir'H'j-of nTitilv. rirfiynnt. psf. etftvt U;l. !.at!i'.'sa-!i fi-.nr tir-Tij 2 r J v,i . i-.-oyai Wa f crs. t ;ikc no 1' stamps. Vnci Pi. in-r Kit Address F.rRKKACuicMK'AL Co., liOK-jward SL iTUWlT, ill'-rt. Sold in Rock Ixlaod by MrslibU i Ficlit r. Har per Uoobc dru torc. Pennyroyal Pills. "CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH." THE O It Hit SAL AND ONL? Ctt.NUIXB. Sare and always rvliahle. Beware of worthless ircitufioris: Indisjwncahle far l.A'JIKS. Ask your Uniicvint for "I'huukteb'b Es-iLisH1' and lake no oilier, or fnrl-wt 1. (st.-imps) to us for partic iilftrs in I'ftsr by rnm mall. Namk Paper. Hku hskkb Chbhh-ai. Co.. J13 Madtsii rniiiiv. Philiule'phis. Vt. Trade supplied by aKo. K ;'KH)W'is & co-, Wholesale Atute, Boston, Mas ft I. TEN Sim mm ZTO"Z-TorMo$ LVZp- TorYJnSHTUB Sr IS A r... fl s -p. O efo 2 v " y is wade, only by N.K.TARB!NK CHICAGO. SPECIAL! -(riand Clearing SILLirJEBY STOCK! Hats, Fancy Feathers and Piece Goods, .All marked down to insure a quick sale. lfSow is your time and don't miss it. No. :!14 West For HASOSQtVIE WEOOiNQ, BIRTHDAY OS KULIGAT HRtSEST. -9i fSk THE WONDERFUL . S f orar iiLUS a Parlor, l.lhrarr. Smohi.ia, Ilcillnin- or Invalid - OagTLVaMK (HilK, Mil J(iK, BH).rltH( ll. - U CV5J-fSv' 7rf.W M ( .lalicur. 1 pan, of .lir wurl.t i All fim.ihil mi tli .tutmuie t'oarn Brakr, ai UrtaU4 ' " ' Vrtm. .-n.l tur... I.rl'.ilj!..:,, ,, tj. .a THE LUBURC WSANF'C CO.. 45 W, 3th St., Philada., Pa. ' ' " lG13JamI 1015 I'liinl avaiiue, V ' ROCK ISLAND, LL. First-diass Turn-Outs. HAWTHORNE'S OYSTER PARLOR, RESTAURANT AND BAKERY, No. 1611 Second Avenue. M'?H'-,ciiil ii'LMimn jtaul Uj fat'iiiiihiii p.ciiio. ponies, etc. " " A. G. BOEHLEB, Ice Cream Parlors, Bakery, CONFKCTlONEliV. CIGARS, Etc., No. 1 III'.) Third Avenue, Rock Ishnd. 1 , .1.11-' a-if .! .ili kill i ni i.t." ..i ot.l.T. EL WILCOX, DKAI.K1I IN FLOUR AND FEED, Cor. Fourth Ave., and Twenty-fourth St., K-,r'fi oM Suia- LOW .nli dt'livered fnw Uitny part of theciiv At the Davenoort liAPIt. r41.'TI;ATI.. Ph. 1 mi m: ha rii v. I Tn.Ki'UPnv, FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE. J,E . Loosley &Co., OBNSRAti Insurance Agents LoaaeproniiitlyailjaBteiland paid at this (Snrppjsoi of Hiyea & Cle&Ti'land ) 'AKency estililighed 1858. Office in Benetton's niocfe. 4. n 7 i tfv f!AKE SavA YOU o vo ht to 1W if. j a!e cf all our FORWARD & CO., Second St., Davenport, Jowa. V Gloves! Gloves! a1 kiods of Gloves and Mi'li ni ;uli aud BENNETT'S STOCK Over 500 different styles, warranted to lit and will not ri; gloves lor everybody, and no shoddy. Gloves oil to onltr and repaired. GEORGE BENNETT. So. lWo Sicond avtnui', Kock l.-iaml. PATRONIZE W. P. Tin d all's SALE AND FEED Livery Stable, Business College, CAMDEN MILLS MILAN, ILLS. Joseph Fitzpatrick Trtked pieamre ia annonn ins Ihst he ha M ! tbf wtll koown Caiudun Miila fur a term of ami ha opened them forth: receipt f;n n work &d gtneral milliitg. Rye Flour a Specialty. JpjfPromptnee and Mittslactien will be th rule. tng-sadwlj