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THE BEIL BEDSKINS.
A 1'arty of Ther > \ Captured by tl
I mounted Police--I'curw lintcrtalnc
I for the People nt Port Pitt.
Wlnnepcjr dispatch ot the 10th : Latenev
from tiattlciord says fourteen persons In i
were killed by the Indians on Frog lake ,
party of forty Indians approached Fort Pit
and as It was thought they were going i
make an attack fire was opened upon them i
Ion ; ? range by the mounted police In the for
Tno Indians were killed and the others hastl !
reticated. Another report , which comes froi
Gen. Widdleton's party , says that fifty rebel
were taken prisoners at Battleford whethi
Indians or half-breeds is not known. B ba
tcry and the Queen's Own arrived at Swii
Current to nght. ! Ample supplies for an ai
vancc are on the way there from WInnepcf
The Hudson Hay company this afternoon n
celved another dispatch from Prince Alber
stating that the balance of Carlton which wa
not consumed at the time it was evacuated b
Irvine and Crozlcr has been burued by th
rebels. Archbishop Tachc was iutei
viewed this afternoon. Among othc
things , he said : If the rising is confine
to the half-breeds It will not amount t
anything at all. I feel euro they would nc
attack any one , as they plav the roll of d (
fenslve , but If attacked T would not accomi
for what they would do , but I know the
would run. If the Indians rise gcnerallv th
whole aspect is changed. There will lie n
end of trouble. It-\illbe perfectly horrible
but I keep hoping they will not rise as a bodj
I would aivlse the government to at one
send a strong force of troops and deal wit
them by no half-way measures. The Indian
arc by nature cowards , and take as much dc
light In scalping a woman or child as a man
but If you can overawe them they are see :
rendered submissive. When I say deal wit
them by no half-way measures , I do not meai
to slaughter them by the thousand , but If the
continue to act in the manner they appea
to be doing It may be necessary to make an example
ample of them.
Continuing , the archbishop said : "I an
very much surprised at the Indians rising , be
cause even in their wildest moments they wer
always friendly to the whites. Ever since
came to this countrv I have never know ]
these Indiaus-to be other than friendly to ou
missionaries , and also to the Hudson Ba
otliclals ; Indeed , to any whites. I hav'
always contended that the half brcei
was the link which bound the Indians to th
white people , and the moment that is brokci
the bond is severed and there is no knowing t <
what distance the Indians may go. As for m ;
opinion of Kiel , I am deeply sorry for him. .
think he may be m'sjudgcd ! lie usuallvcoun
helled constitutional measures , but if Kiel ha
really incited the Indians to rebel and rise , ht
has Incurred a great responsibility the magni
tilde of which he can never be awaie. I cotilc
not excuse him for that act. " The Sixtv-flftl
battalion , from Montreal , arrived at Wlnne
peg this morning and went west for Calgari
this afternoon. The Ninth battalion , Iron
Quebec , is expected to-morrow. Col. Smith's
battalion will leave in a day or two and Scott's
as soon as its equipment "is complete. Th <
telegraph line to Battleford has been repairec
and is working to-night. Inspector Morris ,
with the mounted police , made a raid on th <
half-breed camp near town last week and rap
turcd ten men and a number of women and
MISS ADA SWEET.
The Fair Pension Agent IVIio Kcfimea
to Go--TIie Action ol" Commissioner
Washington special : Pension Commission
er Black is a sad and lonesome man if there is
one in Washington to-night. He has been
raked over the coals yesterday and to-day by
the secretary and president in a way to cau
tion him forever against the folly of asking a
I woman to resign a public oflice. It is said at
) the Interior department that the first thing
tl 3Ir. Lamar did Monday was to send for Mr.
Black. When he came he told him in calm
and dispassionate but terribly strong and cut
ting language , that he had done an act which
Involved the whole administration in trouble.
The secretary surprised and convinced
Gen. Black at once by showing
him the folly of writing to an
official of the president's making to ask
. "Don't understand "
for a resignation. you ,
the secretary Is reported as saying , "that
there are foriibs that must be observed even by
a pension commissiot er. The president of the
United States made Miss Sweet a pension
agent. It will require the action of the presi
dent of the United States to remove her. Any
proposition from you looking to her removal
Bhould Save been sent from this office , and
from here scut in the proper manner to the ex
ecutive. " The president has taken no action
whatever on Miss Sweet's case. Col. Lament
eays the reference by the president of Miss
Sweet's telegram to the interior denartment
without comment has no significance. This
action was taken by President Cleveland
In sccordance nith his rule to
Tefcr all papers received by him relating to
changes in office to the proper department.
A prominent civil service reformer , who is an
intimate fri nd of the president , said to-day :
-"The president Is as yet in no way responsible
lor anything that has been done in the matter.
Be had no information as to what was contemplated -
-templated , and the time has not yet arrived
ior him to take action. Nothing can be done
now without the president's approval , and to
suppose that he will suspend Miss Sweet and
designate ter successor without reason Is
3 ? "uspect Lim ot treason to his principles ,
and a breach of faith and promise of
which there is no just ground for be
lieving him capable. If Miss Sweet is
suspended , it will be because there are good
and sufficient , reasons. If there are no such
reasons she will remain undisturbed. " Some
men , who thought a week ago Black might be
circled to the senate from Illinois , now say he
. Stalwart republicans
s no longer a possibility.
cans says , however , that &ackwill make capi
tal out of the affair. A good many democrats
who got the cold shake when they came to
Washington for offices admire a man who
shows such directness in getting the republi
cans out that he ignores the president and
goes right at the work himself. Miss Sweet is
complimented on all sides for her shrewdness
in reporting Black to the president.
MABBIAQE OF MIDGETS.
Itlrs. Gen. Tom Tliumb Wedded to tne
Count Prime Ulagrl of Italy.
A New York dispatch of April 6th gives the
following account of the marriage of Mrs.
Gen. Tom Thumb : Mrs. Charles S. Stratton ,
known better to the world as Mrs. Tom Thumb ,
to-day assumed for the second time the ties of
marriage , being uni'.ed In wedlock to the
Count Prime Magri of Italy , a gentleman of
about her own dimensions who has won some
distinction in variety shows. It had been de
cided to have the wedding take place quietly
in church and admit only invited guests. A
list was made out of a sufficient number to
comfortably fill the church of the Holy Trinity.
The ceremony took place at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. At 2 o'clock the throng was so
dense in F .rty-sccond street and Madison
avenue that traffic was obstructed until fifty
rranged a passage. The cro d
policemen entirely made up of women and prls. By
was in the of the
o'clock all the seats body
2:30 the galleries were filled , and
church and by
lonj ItaS of guestsWan to form in the aisle
Ml wmhute ? fore3 o'clock a carriage
before the church door , and there
rolled tremendous up cheering from the crowd as
.n descended the steps accompa-
n fiance's bridesmaid Miss Lucy
vs than Mrs. Thumb.
who is no larger
om.geu * , . u
Stein the church were
ssff w 8
kins was waiting. Thcro was a htuh as tl
bridesmaid and the best roan stood aside at
Dr. Watklns read the Episcopal marriage BC
vice , the Count nutting the tiny ring upon Ji
bride's finger with adcctional devotion. 1
soon as the sentence of the clergyman mac
thm man and wife Count Magrl threw h
arms about his wife's neck and kissed he
There wns laughter In the church when the ta
clergyman stooped over and kissed the lltt
The crowd were still In waiting outside <
the church when the newly married pair can
forth to enter their card ice , ami followed tl
vehicle to the Murray Hill Hotel , where tt
reception was held.
A LONG JOURNEY.
TJmt of American irilfiwloiinrics Bonn
Tor Interior Africa.
The United States consul at Sierra Loom
under date of February 21st last , Informe
the state department of the arrival there c
Dr.Vm. . Taylor , American bishop for Afrlci
together with Dr. Somcrs and Mr. Chatelaine
on or about the 2d of January , on their wa
to Liberia , where they stop for a short tlm
hefore proceeding to St. Paul DC Loandc
There arrived also at Sierra Leone , on Fcbrr
ary 19th , another party of missionaries o
their way to Loanflo. They Intend to nrocee
toward the Interior of Africa In the hope o
meeting a party starting from the caster
coast Sixteen "of these people are chlldret ;
the two 3oungest being llfteen mouths an
the others twentyhree months old. Shoul
they arrive at Loando they will have to mak
a voyage of over 8,000 miles from New Yor
via Liverpool. They propose going 1,000 mile
at least into the interior.
Bed Cloud on the "War Path.
Washington special to the Omaha Herald
Dr. T. A. Bland says to-night : "Since th
arrival of Chief lied Cloud In Washington w
have received letters from quite a number o
white men of prominence residing in Siou :
and Cherry counties , Nebraska , and other lo
calltles in the vicinity of Pine Ridge rcserva
tion urging us to do all we can to aid Re <
Cloud in his efforts to secure the removal o
Agent McGillicuddy and the appointment o
an agent that will be satisfactory to the In
di.ins. These men say that shoulJ Red Clout
fail in his mission an outbreak may be expect
ed , as old Red Cloud could not longer hold hi
warriors from removing the agent by violence
which would precipitate a conflict that wouli
probably be disastrous to that whole country
They think that if the chief should , on reach
Ing Valentine , Nebraska , on his return , re
port that the secretary would not remove Me
Gilllcuildy , It would create a panic among th (
settlers of northwestern Nebraska and a gen
eral stampede from that country.
- ev * - -
A Massacre In China.
From Information brought to San Franciscc
by the steamer Oceanic it is learned that the
Shanghai Meicury says that the viceroy of the
Yunau and Kwee-Houg provinces has issued j
decree commanding the destruction of all
Roman Catholic converts. The decee also
orders all Roman Catholic converts and all
onigncrs to be killed. Reports have reached
Shanghai that several Roman Catholic settle
ments have already been destroyed and several
hundred converts killed. The village of Kiu-
yaping , which is two days' journey from Tall ,
is reported to have been destroyed and four
converts and tno priests Miled. The only
reason which Is assigned by the Chinese vice
roy for the massacre is that the Roman Catho
lics were going to revolt against the Chinese
Plot to Assassinate a Governor.
A special from Coshocton , Ohio , says the
Democratic Standard of that placd , gives pri
vate information of a plot to assasjinate Gov.
Eloadly last Monday. It says the governor re-
: elved through the mail a small wooden box ,
rom one end of which hung a string. The
jovernor's suspicion being aroused he caused
; he cover of the box to be removed. A care
fully arranged infernal machine , loaded with
lynamite. slugs and spikes was disclosed to
riew. The string was so adjusted that to have
mlled It the governor would have caused an
xplosion and doubtless lost his life. It is
aid the authorities are at work on the case
md for that reason the facts have not before
icen made public.
Death of Richard Grant White.
Richard Grant White died of gastritis at his
louse in New York on the 8th. He had been
U all winter. Richard Grant White was born
a that citv on the 23d of May , 1822. For
icarly thirty years he has been constantly he-
ore the public as a writer of magazine and
ewspaper articles upon literary and art mat
ers. He was also the author of the articles
n Shakespeare and Shakespearean literature
i both Appleton's and Johnson's cyclopoedias'
The Plan of the Mormons ,
The Salt Lake Tribune is authority for tfce
ssertlon that a leading Mormon bishop has
eclared that the priesthood ha& concluded
liatit would he cheaper to buy a statehood for
Ftah than endure the annoyances the polyga-
ilsts are now being subjected to by the en-
orcement of the laws. Among the laity this-
j now considered to be the plan of the Merion
- m i m
On the Bench at Eighty-Eight
Sir James Bacon , with whom the of-
ice and the designation of vic& chan-
seller will pass awajr into the history of
mr judicial system , holds gallantly on
o the bench , though , as the papers
lave already reminded us , he has en-
ered his 88th year. Perhaps the eir-
sumstance that next August he will
lave completed the fifteen years of ju-
licial service necessary to entitle him
o the retiring pension of nearly 4,000
las something to do with this determin-
ition to forswear for the present his
veil-earned leisure. For , the rest ,
liere is no reason why he should retire
ret awhile. His voice , ife is true has
est its distinctiveness , but his intellects
. His judgment
s as vigorous as ever.
n the "Weldon case the other day was
ilear , complete , convincing and intelli
gible as well to the lay as to the profes
sional mind. London World.
An Untrustworthy Man.
Colonel Bottleham , the man ivhosa
lewspaper does so much toward shaping
: he political sentiment of the south , en
tered his'office the' other morning and
isked if th.- editor had come. "No ,
sir , " the. " o > k-keeper replied ; "we have
[ ust receive , word that he is dead. "
"Why , confound his picture , he prom
ised to bo down early this morning and
write an article about the wonderful
growth of our circulation. I am tired
af fooling with untrustworthy men , and
tiereafter I shall edit the paper myself.
Dead , indeed , ! " Arkansaw Traveler.
SPIRIT OF POETBYk
fine steers the stars through Heaven's azui
She lifts the leaden eyelids of the mom ;
On distant hills she winds thn hunter's hort
And wakes the lonely shepherd from his sleep
She scales the dizzy ledge whoe torrents leaj
And hangs the.bloom upon the brlstlin
She gits for hours in solitude forlorn ,
With downcast eyes , where hapless lover
When Sprlnjj comes up the vale In Winter'
She plucks the blossom from the bud's en
She binds the golden girdle round the bee ,
And lends the lily's luster co the pea ;
She curves the swallow's wing , and guides It
And tips the dewy meads with twinkling llghl
She rides , she revels on the rushing storm ,
She suns her pinions on the rainbow's rim- ,
She laves lu mountain pools ter snowy limb
As sweetly chaste as Diau , and as warm ;
In summer lields she bares her blushing arm
And sings among the reapers. By the din
Light ot autumijal moons , her tresses BWit
On gales Lethean , with assuasivecharm.
Into the chamber of the alchemist
She peers , or , through some half-closei
lattice , Fees
Her lover by the wanton night-wing klssed-
Anon , she walks the ditn Ilesper.dcs ,
Or , mingling with the spirits of the mist ,
Dances at will along the darkling seas.
J. JN" Matthew in The Current.
CARLETON LEIGH'S FOLLY.
How it rained that day ! "From
morning to night one unceasing down
pour swept along in blinding gusts.
The wind came wailing over river and
valley , sounding dreary and desolate
to the inmates of Leigh Manor House ,
set on the hill amid its groves ol
maples which were just budding
in the early spring-time of the
Carleton Leigh threw down the
book he had been reading , arose from
the sofa with a yawn , lit a cigar , and
with his hands in his pockets
sauntered lo the window. In front
spread out a pale blank of driving
rain , and farther on the avenue of
trees that led from the broad highway
to the mansion , through whose branch
es he could see the river in the valley
below , and the roofs and steeples of
the distant village. Overhead the dis
mal April sky , leaden and sunless ,
spread lar and near , above and below ,
all was dull and desolate.
at's a terrible storm , " he said after
a time as he turned from the window
to the elegant room with its carpets
and ( npestric'J , bronze cabinets and
rich upholstered furniture , all lighted
up by the the cherry blaze that burned
on the marble hearth.
"Do you suppose our friends will
come , Carl ? " asked Mrs. Leigh , glanc
ing up from her embroidery.
" 1 tent James an hour ago with the
carriage , nnd i hope they will not dis
appoint us. We ate getting lonesome
here. Cousin Klliec'Jfgay laugh will
make the old rooms merry. Are you
acquinted with her friend Miss Armi
tage ? "
"I used to know her , though we
were never very great friends. I think
there is Creole blood in her veins. She
is very beautiful , but I always thought
her a trille vain and deceitful. I am
almost sorry she and Ellice are such
great friends , and that she is coming
"Fie , Lillias , " said her stately , six
foot , handsome husband. "The more
the merrier , and I am glad she is good
looking. I detest homely , dowdy
women. 1 should never have married
vou if you had not been passably fair.
[ believe they called you a beauty in
those days , and I don't see that you
liave faded very much , though yoked
Lo such a tyrant as myself. "
Lillias Leigh blushed like a girl.
3he was indeed a pretty woman , and
ihe looked very sweet and graceful
; hat afternoon in her stylish dress 'of
Durple velvet , and her brown hair
sweeping in short curls from its coifure
ipon her neck. She was only 23 , and
hey had been married only three
"On , you flatter,17 she said smiling-
y , "doubtless yea think I shall be
ealous of MissArmitage , but I shall
lot , Carl. 1 know my husband ; and
low promise me that you will treat
mr friends with ) due courtesy. You
ire disposed to > bea little brusque
iometimes. IJTow for my sake do not
) e rude. "
He drew himself up with an air of
nock gravity. "I flutter myself that
. shall make as agreeable a host as you
nay desire , and if Miss Armitage is
rery very handsome , why , I I may
-whew ! there is-the-carriage now. "
Carleton Leigh was-hardly prepared
o see so superb a beauty as met his
syea when Maud1 Armitage stepped
rom the carriage into the hall like a
> ird seeking safety from the storm.
Lnd as Ellice Beauaaonfc introduced
hem in her easy , nonchalant way ,
Cousin Carl , my friend Miss Armi-
age , " and he held for a moment the
mall warm hand an glanced into the
lark slumberous eyes , ne was thrilled
vith a power and a * magnetism such as
10 had never experienced before.
After supper whan the lamps wore
ighted and they all adjourned to the
> arlor he had time-to study her. How
lifferent she was from Cousin Ellice ,
vho was a small , lively thing , running
> ver with laughter. Maud Armitage
vas tall and queenly , with a voluptu-
ms languor that told of Southern
jlood. Her eyes were very dark and
ustrous , her face almost pale with
ust a faint sea-shell tint on either
jheek , and her hair , neither brown
lor black , bat of a pale gold which
ihe wore like a coronal upon her head ,
night have rivalled the glow and
splendor of the fabled Lilithis. Each
shining strand was a fairy chain to
aind as with the gyves of a slave the
leart of a man.
She was a brilliant conversational
ist , and Carl , who had some talent in
that direction when he chose to exer
cise it , soon found himself engaged
in a most delightful discussion with
bis lovely guest. At a late hour they
separated , and as Carl took his wife's
arm and walked up to their chamber
it suddenly flashed into his mind that
until that moment he had not been
cognizant of Lillias1 presence once
The days and weeks pessed at Leigh
Manor House. The June roses were
showering their rosy leaflets- down
over the lawn which sloped to th
river , like an expanse of emerald vel
vet ; the apple trees hud just lost thci
mantle of pink bloom , and raornin ;
and night the thrushes sanjr from th
maples a whole orchestra of mad , be
witching music. Very merry were th
doings at the mansion boating on th
river , riding in the park , playing1 crc
qnet or tenuis in the garden , and play
ing and singing in the dim , shadow ;
parlor , or talking on the piazza ii
the soft moonlight. Carleton Loigl
thought it was the happiest summer o
He scarcely realized , though , hov
powerful an influence Maud Armitafjc
had obtained over him. He simpb
know that he was best content whei
in her company , that the sunlight wai
brighter when she rode with him , am
the evenings more delighful as shi
sang her old ballads with an art ant
a sweetness that held him spellbound ,
He was drifting , drifting with the
tide , and yet he knew it not. Only on <
was conscious of it , and she only in t
vague , uneasy way- the wife who fell
that he was changed. Someway she
feared more than she knew , and hei
fair countenance began to wear an
anxious , foreboding look , and sonic
times the soft brown eyes were full.oi
Carl noticed his wife's changing
looks one day , and very gravely asked
if she was ill.
"No , CarJ , L feel quite well. "
"But you are pale , nnd you are los
ing ilesh. See how thin you are , Lil-
lias ! " and he slipped the diamond ring
up and down the slender finger that he
remembered at one time had quite
filled the golden circlet.
"It is the hot season perhaps , " she
said , turning away her head.
"You ought to go out doors more.
Won't you go boating with us this af
ternoon ? " asked Carl , solicitously.
"No , thank you Carl : I do not care
"Then come out and play croquet
on the lawn with us , Lillias. "
"I never play croquet , you know , "
she replied with a siirh.
"Hullo , Sir Cavalier ! " cried Maud's
silvery voice , "so you are making love
to your wife while your guests are suf
fering from ennui ! Don't sit here
like an owl , but come out into the
She laughed gayly and went out , and
he arose and followed her. In her com
pany he forgot the momentary thought
that had troubled him.
That afternoon they took a row up
on the river. Carl , Maud , Ellice , and
Guy and Stella Vincent , two young
folks from a neighbor's house. 'Never
had Maud appeared so queenly , never
had her conversation been so brilliant.
She fairly facinated them all by her
scintellations ol wit , her quickness of
repartee , her rare faculty for story
telling And poor Carl admiringly
listened while through his brain llasli-
3d the thought , "If I was free I could
win this glorious creature. Why can
not Lillian be as brilliant ? "
It was nearly dark as they walked
; ip to the house , and the grounds were
lira in the twilight shade.
"Stella * must Lillias'
, Guy , 3011 see
: ese tree , " cried cousin Ellice. "It is
i wonder , " and she led them to a dis-
; ant part of the garden.
"I am tired , " said Maud. "I think
i little music will cheer me. Mr.
L.eigh , shall I not sing to you ? "
He bowed , murmuring some gallant
ipeech , he scarcely knew what , as she
lashed her sorceress eyes full upon
The piano stood in a far off , shad-
> wy corner of the long high parlor ,
md her white hands sparkling with
ings went straying over the ireys with
nasterly skill. It was no scaoolgirl
ingle ; every note breathed fire and
> assionr flames from the hot burning
Southern heart of the pioud beauty
inging. She had a rich , clear voice ,
till and plaintive , and was a perfect
nistresa of it.
It ) was an Italian opera that she
ungfull : of love and passion , and of
nusic-to < ? > and she played it from
nemory. Carl went and stood by her
ideand' gazed down upon theim- .
eriously beautiful face. The be
witching spell of her music and her
icauty , and the dreamy stillness of
he hour fairly Infioaicafed him. He
elfc that he-oould have- fallen upon his
: nees there and worshipped her.
She finished the opera , and the jew-
lled hands- went vraadering tremu-
ously over the ivory , the long black
ashes veiling the dark lustrous e3'es.
'inally she stopped , whirled round on
.er stool , and said' , , with one of her
ewildering smiles :
"I am going away to-morrow , Mr.
icigh. So youniusS prepare to bid
ae eood-bye : . "
"Going away ! 'r &egasped. . "O
laud , where ? "
"Home down South. I am tired
f this northern climate and the cold
earts in it. Oh , , my beautiful Louisi-
na ! that any one "should prefer this
ountry to you ! "
Carleton ? Leigh turned white a mo-
lent , and ; then a hot flush swept over
is face. He grasped one of the soft
ly handsami kneeling cried :
"I cannot let you go. Stay , hero ,
laud , andbe the- sunshine of my lite ,
never knew till now what a paradise
ou have-made this world to me. Will
oti go. and leave me when I oh , God ,
hat am I saying ? "
MaudArmitage placed her other
and in his and stooped forward , gaz-
ig with Tier beautiful eyes upon his
trained , passion-heated face.
"You love me , Carl'she breached ,
[ e-raised both hands to his lips ram-
ig kisses upon them till they were as
ushed as her cheeks.
"Love you ! Great Heavens , I "
'he merry laugh of Ellice and the
oices of their friends on the piazza nt
his instant startle them both. Maud
urned suddenly to the piano and
truck up a lively air. Carl arose and
ighted the lamps.
Two hours later he lighted a cigar
nd wandered mechanically out among
he garden paths. He caine to a ht-
le summer-house , and with a sigh en-
ared and sat down on a rustic seat ,
[ is brain was in a whirl ; he could not
hink clear , and he sank into a stupid
He was aroused by the sound of a
oice her voice ; it thrilled him all
ver like a draught of wine. The
oft rustle of feminine garments paus- .
ed near him and ho heard Maud sa ;
( "Ellice , I shall conquer. If you hti
not interrupted us I should have we
his confession to-night. But I kno
that he loves mo. I told him that I w ;
going away to-morrow , but I shu
stay a few days longer now. "
"Is it worth the while , Maud ?
asked her companion , half reproael
fully. "You do not love him , un
think how much sorrow you niu
'No , I do not love him , " roturne
the syren , her voice as silvery as ovei
"But I have sworn that Lillias Gate ,
husband shall bow at my foot. Who
I hayo disgraced him and woundc
her my work is done , and not ti
"I had hoped you would chanc
your mind , "Maud. It is a wicke
thing. You will not prosper. "
Maud Armitago laughed one <
those light silvery laughs which ha
been so captivating heretofore I
Carleton Leigh , but which sou tide
like a mockery to him now.
"Wicked ! What of it ? Itwillonl
serve him right for being false to s
fair a wife ! "
He heard no more , and for a m <
ment ho was like one striken dent
Could she be so treacherous and ha
he been so vile ! Thank Heaven lhi
he was" warned in time. The syre
should not triumph over him ; and hi
wife , his deeply-injured , dearly-b (
loved wife , should yet bo proud of
husband's devoted love. How woul
he not atone for his late infatuation-
the sin of the last few weeks. Ho fel
as though he could crawl in the dus
to that injured wife's feet and crav
her forgiveness. What had he bee
thinking of ? He must have been it
There was a sudden noise and out
cry at the mansion , the flashing o
lights and the hurrying of feet. Wou
dering wiiat the matter could be
Carleton Leigh arose and walkei
slowly up the path. On the piazza h
came face to face with Janet , th
"Oh , Master Leigh , poor mistrcs
is dead entirely. She is lying on th
carpet white as a corp-e , and there i
nut a breath in her body. "
Carl did not stop to ask any ques
tions. The blanched face and wil <
eyes of the girl told that she spok <
what she thought the truth ; and will
a strange look on his marble face hi
sped up stairs to his wife's room.
"Lillias ! Lillias ! " he cried , bending
over the stricken figure that lay p <
white and helpless on the floor.Oh
Lillias , speak to me. "
But the wife answered not. and
though he chafed the chilled hands
and addressed her by a hundred en
dearing names there was no motion ,
no response , till the old family doctoi
arrived and tried the potency of hit
"She had a shock. Something has
been wearing on her brain and nerves , "
said the grave , gray-haired physician.
"She is very ill , but by the grace of
God she may recover. "
"Save her life , and my fortune is
yours. Only save her. "
"I cannot promise. It rests with
God , but 1 shall do my best. "
After the doctor hadgone Ellice and
Maud came to the door of the dim
chamber and knocked. Carl looked
"I shall not go to-morrow , Mr.
Leigh , " said Miss Armitage. "I will
stay with Ellice and nurse poor Lillias
back to health. "
He mads a fierce , passionate ges
ture , which , with the black sternness
af his face , made his visitors recoil.
"Traitress and viper , " he hissed ,
"you are the cause of this. This house
no-longer needs you. Depart with the
morning , and never let me see thy
treacherous face again. "
He closed the door in their faces.
Neither had words with which to an
swer him. With the morning they lett
; he mansion.
Lillias Leigh lived , lived and that
was all , for she never went out from
; he house again. She was a helpless
nvalid all her life. But no woman
sver had a more devoted attendant a
nore careful watcher than she had in
icr husband. Ho gave her all his
; ime , and never murmered nor re
fined at her weak complaints and petty
He is-a. white-haired old
- - man- now ,
md his wife is still alive. She ha& nether
> ther nurse and needs none. Carleton
jcigh has- atoned with the service of a
ife time for the folly of an hour.
1. Maria George , in Chicago Ledger-
Kliiiie Timber Kafts.
The timber rafts of the Rhine are
i noticeable characteristic of that
iver. They consist of timber felled
n the mountain forests and brought
lown to the Rhino by the Neckar ,
Main , Moselle and other rivers. The
single-logs are first hurled down from
; he heights into the mountain torrent ,
hen a few are tied together , and as
hey float down the streamlet grow
ike a snowball , till in the Rhine itself
hey are made into huge floating
abrics , . which are carefully navi-
: ated to Dorhech and sold. A raft
tas of ten eight or ten small houses on
t and from 400 to 500 workmen , rovv-
rs and pilots. The vast pile is steer-
id by means of immense oars , and is
o constructed as to twist like a huge
inake in the narrow channels. The
; ale of a single raft at the end of a
ojage often realizes about , § 150,000.
Bacteria as Food.
All kind of food , says Prof. C. F.
IJiandler , contains bacteria and other
aicro-organisms. Nothing is richer
a bacilli than ordinary hay , from
rhich they are never absent. Huniar
icings are" never free from them. They
ccur in the body in life ; they arjj
onstantly found in saliva , and the
aucous membrane of the alimentary
anal exhibits myriads of them in a
tate of activity. They are found up-
n the surface of the skin , in the
Bronchial passages , and in fact wher-
VB.T air , water or food are brought in
ontact with the body externally or
aterually. Pasteur recently read a
aper , by Duclaux , before the French
icademy of Sciences , in which he
laimed that the presence of bacteria
3 indispensable to the germination of
eeda and also to the digestion of food.
One of the reasons advanced for the
failura to reduce telephone tolls is the r
imposibility of ranking a bare living ,
in connection with this the following
from the Utica Herald is full of in
terest : "The American Bell tele
phone company reports that for ton
months to .January last its earnings
wore $3,007,55-4 against $2,295,549 for
the preceding year. For the same
period its expenses were $687,378
against $820,163. The company de
clared dividends for ten months in
1884 of $1,440,315 against § 1,051,479
for the preceding year. In the former
year the dividends came very near to
50 per cent of the total earnings ; in the
last ten months of 1884 the dividends
were nearly three-fourths of the earn
ings. For the capital actually paid in
the dividends are monstrous. The
users of the telephones can reckon
that 70 per cent of all the moneys
which they pay to the parent company
arc for dividends on inflated stock ,
without ; : ny just consideration. "
A Remarkable River.
Endeavors were recently made to
explore the remarkable River Reka ,
which rises in the Austrian Province
of Carniola and disappears in a scries
of caves known as the Karst Caverns.
At a spot some twenty miles distant a
stream called the Tiniavo pours out of
p. hillside , and there is reason to be
lieve tluit this is identical with the
Reka , which thus Uows twenty miles
underground. The party engaged in
the recent explorations followed the
subterranean course of the Reka about
pne furlong , and passed six waterfalls ,
until they readied a seventh fall ,
which it was impossible to get over
without the construction of special ap
paratus , as the river has no bank at
that point. The explorers employed
the magnesium light to illuminate the
dark course of the stream. One of
the caverns through which it runs i.s
largo enough and lofty enough to hold
St. Peter's Cathedral , at Rome. SL
The Petrified Forest.
Visitors to the petrilied forest near
Corizo , on the Little Colorado , begin
to sec the signs of petrcfaction hours
before reaching the wonder. The road
ut a distance of ten miles from Corixo
enters an immense basin , the slope be
ing nearly a semicircle , and this in
closed by high banks of shale and
white clay. The petrilied stumps ,
hubs and in fact whole trees , lie about
on all sides ; the action of the waters
for hnnilruus of years has gradually
washed away the high hills round
about , and the trees that once covered
the high table-lunds now lie in the
valley beneath. innnen.se trunks ,
some of which will measure over live
feet in diameter , are broken and scat
tered over tt surface of oOO acres.
A. Severe Winter.
People living along the shore of
Lake Ontario , in Wayne and Oswego
counties , New York , state that this
has been the severest winter known
.here since 186-1. A survev of the ice
lield on the lake at Sod us Point was
made on Monday. It covers a greater
area than. ever before known there ,
rhsre is almost solid ice for two miles
out from the shore , and for the lirst
time teams have been able to travel on
Ihe ice , while Sodus Bay is almost
Bompletely covered with ice of the av
erage thickness of 2 } feet. All en
trances to the harbor are frozen fast
and are covered by huge drifts of
; now. The view of the ice and snow
upon the lake and bay is one of unus-
.ial grandeur , and the- scene is visited
ay scores of people daily. Trenton
An Abandoned Hulk.
Among the ships lying in "Rotten
Elow" in the New York Navy Yard is
; he dismantled frigate Colorado. When
she was built she was considered the
inest piece of Naval architecture and
formidable man-of-war afloat ,
; he most - -
she was sent to the China Station with
i picked crew and set of officers selec-
ed , for their wealth and good breed-
ng. She was the pride of the Ameri-
: an squadron in the China seas , and
illed the fleets of other nations there
, vith admiration and envy. From
Jorea to Singapore she was known as
'la belle frigate. " But that was years
md years ago. Now her glory is de-
mfted ; she is a ruined hulk , and the
jovernment can't even sell her for
ld timber. Boston Herald.
A Finland Girl's Ordeal.
When a Finland girl wishes to leave
he country she has to go lirst to her
tlergymau and partake of the sacra-
nent and procure a letter ot recom-
nendation from him ; nest , to a phy-
iciau , and obtain from him , after an
ixamination , a certilicate of permis-
ion to remain absent a certain sneci-
ied number of years. This certilicate
: osls her about § 20. If she returns
> romptly at the end of the time pre-
cribed , all is well , but if not , her
lame is erased from the book in which
t has been entered , and she is consid-
ired as having violated her contract
vith the government and loses her cit-
zenship forever. St. Louis Globe-
A iTonster Aerolite.
The San Francisco papers report
hat a monster aerolite struck the
arth in the foothills east of Chico.
Jal. , a few nights ago. It is described
s prismatic in form , over 30 feet in
ength , and about 2 feet through. Af-
er it struck it cut a gutter 2 feet in
! epth through the hard lava rock for
distance of 200 feet before it rested.
? he metal somewhat resembled COD-
ier in color , but is so hard that'a
inely tempered cold-chisel will not
aark or scratch it. The story looks a
ittle rishy. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Only Tacks -Needed.
I am determined to learn at what
our my husband comes home nights ,
et , do what I will , I can not keep
wake , and he is always careful not
3 make a particle of noise. Is there
ny drug which produces wakeful-
ess ? Wife. No need to buv drugs ,
prinkle the- floor with tacks. Ex-
hange , "
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