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IIAUUIS, P11. D. PACTOUYVILI.K, PA. May 59, 3m. Cnitorln cures Colle, CnnMlpallnn, gjjJJ f" 'mi coition. iromutea dt- Without lujurious mcJJcaUon, An Instantaneous Paln- 1 SELECT STORY. LADY MARY MINX'S HEl'ENTANUE. Luly Mary Minx was cluvcr. slrontr- minded mid bad-tempered, and sho im ;iiinel she hehl her tiootl-mturo'l. vain old mother, tho Countess dowager of Sellly, in complcto sub&idlnation, Wiion, tlicrelore, one morning at hrcakfaat tho latter informed her thnt sho had on tho previous evoning ho coino engaged to tho able young actor, Mr. St. Ocorgo Coningsby, herlndyshlp wai Doin surprised and linligiiatit, mid expressed her opinion of the Oountesi and the Uouuties betrothed with great vigor and liulu iqiiiv cation. As lonir as the rcmaiks wcio applied or.ly to uerseit, thu tJounlcss uoio them in her usual meek and submissive manner; but when Lady Mary proceeded to de nounce; Mr. Coningsby in all tho tcims of her varied anil powei fill vocabulary; she suddenly became so exceedingly wroth, and used inch strong language, that her daughter found herself, to her amazement, completely eelipsod. Sho then felt sho had gone loo far, and that it would be wiso to withdraw her ob servations and e.xpiess her regret for them. This shu accordingly did as soon as her mother's eloquence allowed her an opportunity. 13ut tho cllect of litr lemaiks was not effaced. Hence forth the Countess boro herself to ward her daughter with a coldness and hauteur to which that young lady un not accustomed, and which she did not like. Lady Mary knew well tho handsome young actor to whom tho Countess had become engaged; and, before that event took place, Bhe had admired him very much, and even liked him. Hut since his ciiRaiiement sho absolutely detested him. His presence to her was almost intolerable, and when ho came, as he now frequently did, lo lunch at tho dowager's house, sho usually found somo excuse tor ucing irom home. Occasionally she had to inert him, and then sho watched his behavior very closely. As far .13 mere beariug was concerned, she had to f.ilmit lo herself that ho was a perfect uentieman. Ho was easy and polished in his maimers, ami there was about him a certain stateliness of mcin which, tliouuli to an unfriendly critic like herself might savor of the stage, sat well on one of his noble and distinguished aniiearanc But though 111 theso respects he was all ono could desire, overy timo Lady Mary saw him sho disliked him more and more. To her keen eyes it was clear that he was insincere in bis pro fessed affection for tho fond dowager. Again and again sho saw in the smile ho cast upon his hc-trollu d something that seemed to her very like a sneer. She noticed as everybody but the Countess did that in company his at tentions were directed, not to the younger and more attractive ladies, but to tho wealthy. To another widow of very homely looks, but of great for tune, Sirs. Blunt, he was almost as af fectionate in his manner as toward his betrothed. Before siio had watched him long, ttierefore, Lady Mary bo camo convinced (if she ever doubted it) that ho was nothing more nor less than an unprincipled foitur.o hunter. Under theso circumstances, sinco she wished to believe it, sho had little dilli eulty in persuading herself that it was not merely her interest, but her duty, to break off tho engagement; and she was resolved it should be broken off. As to tho means she felt no scruples. If sho could find any, bo tftoy fair or foal, sho would willingly 1130 them. For somo time all her observation and all her ingenuity were unsuccess ful. The course of the engageiVcouple's lovo was, on the whole, running very smooth. The dowager was as warm and conslaut in her affection for Mr. Conningsby as ever; and if he seemed scarcely so attcnlivo as at first, hu could hardly bo called negligent. Formerly ho carao almost every day for lunch, and not infrequently after ho had left tho theatre ho would sup witli them; while now he thought two or three visits in tho courso of tho week quite sufficient. This inattention (which Lady Mary attributed simply to his fiel ing secure in his betrothed's affections) ev'dently annoyed and alarmed the Coi'ntes-i. She seemed to suspect that somo ono else was making advances to him, and sho was thercforo naturally anxious to havo the marriage hurried on. So it was clear that if Lady Mary wanted lo pi event it, she must take somo decisivo step without delay. Though not so regular in visiting as formerly Mr. Conningsby was still very attcntivo in writing to his betrothed, livery morning, as sure a-t tho sun, camo a littlo nolo to her from him. Lady Mary sometimes, in her mother's absence, mado voyages of discovery into her apartments in order to study theso productions. It was while en gaged on 0110 of theso that a devico occurred to her which, though mean and despicablo as sho know it to be, might, sho considered, if carried out well, enablo her to put an end to tho match sho so hated. It was to bo worked by means of a forged note. Sho would write a letter purporting to bo from Mr. Conningsby to somo lady of the ballet, and direct it to tho dow ager. Iu tho morning it would, if posted after tho last mail of tho pre vious night, arrive by tho samo post as his letter. She, through whose hands all tho letters by tho early posts passed before reaching tho Countess, could re tain tho real letter and allow tho forged ono to go 'to her mother instead. Tho latter, if tho noto was ingeniously writ ten, would nt oneo conclude that Mr. Conniugsby, when ho was writiug to her, had also written to an humbler love, and, by mistake, had enclosed tho wrong note 111 tho envelope addressed to her. If sho could but do this with out discovery, Lady Mary was certain tho match would bo at an end. She knew how jealous her mother was, how easily her vanity was hurt. Tho rago and indignation she would feel at his supposed duplicity and contempt for her would soon put an end to her love. Tho only objection was that it was an extremely dangerous undertaking. If it wero discovered thoro would bo an incurablo breach between her mother and herself. At tho same time, if tho letter woio addressed to "Tottlo" or "Lottie," or somo such common name, it would bo difficult for Mr. Coningsby to show that it was a forgery by any. thing savo his own assertion, which Lady Scilly was scarcely likely to be lieve. At any rate, it was tho only chance, and, lei tho danger bo what it would, Lady Mary determined to try BLOOMSBURG, PA., it. Next day she epent several hours writing a letter which might pass for one of Mr, Coningsby h. Sho had a pretty turn lor imitating other people a handwriting, and before slio had prac ticed very long sho had written somo linos which it would havo taken a very clever expert to havo said were not his work, oho then composed the follow ing note: Dearest Tottii:: 1 am sorry I shall not bo able to call on you to-morrow night, as I have to pay my rospects to the old gold-bag I am going to marry. Sho is getting rather disconsolato of latii nt my negligence, nud so I havo to console tho poor old thing. After mar riage it will be different. It is late. 1 am extremely tired, and I havo to write to her. So good-by, my littlo fairy. Your own Georoie. As sho knew that Mr. Coningsby was to sup with them tho following evening, sho took tho opportunity that night, when returning from a ball, to post her own production. Next morning, while tho Countess, who, sinco their quarrel seldom came down for breakfast, was still in her bedroom the forged letter and ono from Mr. Coningsby arrived. Lady Mary received them witli a score of others, but so well had sho imitated Mr. Conlngsby's writing that for a moment sho was placed in somo dillicnlty. Sho could scarcely distinguish tier own billet doux from his. In a moment, however, sho remembered that the en velope sho used had a peculiar water mark, and holding up tho one letter be tween her and tho light, sho noticed this peculiarity, and thus settled any doubt sho had. Retaining, therefore, tho other letter, sho gave tho forged 0110 to Lady Scilly's maid. Lady Mary then hurriedly locked up tho purloined note. Sho was glad tho handwritings wero so identical, if she hcrsclt I omul somo difficulty in distinguishing them, surely her mother would never suspect lorgery. Sho had hnrdly got tho letter secreted when Lady Scilly b maid returned to her, pale and lriglitened-looking. 'Oh, my lady,'' sho cried, "her lady ship has taken ill. I think she's in hysterics. Will your ladyship pleaso sco her 7 "Has sho sent for mu ?'' asked Lady -uary. very much scared. "No, my lady,'' answered the maid. "Then ask her if I may come. I don't liko to intrude on her without 'nor permission." The fact was Lady Miry was not at all anxious to sco her mother. Her guilty conscience had already begun to trouble her, and she was afraid if sho went lust then into her mothers pres enco her crimo would some way or other como out. She waited uneasily until tho maid returned, which sho did not do for a considerable length of time, and then, by the Uountcss dtrec tion, she informed Lady Mary that her ladyship was much better, and did not wish to see her just at present news which cased Lady Mary's mind not a little. In about an hour Lady Scilly's maid again camo to tell her that her ladyship would not bo down that day to lunch, and, in reply to inquiries, said that tho invalid was much better and engaged in writing. Lady Mary had littlo dilli cnlty in guessing what sho was writing about, alio telt so uncomlortablo that she could no longer remain in the house. So, after lunch, on the plea of having some purchases to make, she spent a considerable timo driving about rather aimlessly. When sho returned it was about G o'clock sho noticed that tho household was iu an excited state, and sho soon learned tho cause. Tho Countess, after writing and sending to tho post two letters (0110 for Mr. Coningsby and tho other for Mrs. Blunt), had become so ill that tho butler had felt it his duty to send for the family physician, Dr. Killon That gentlemen was now with her, nnd they were waiting to hear his report. Lady Mary was horrified by this in telligence. Her mother was, it seemed, seriously, it might bo dangerously, ill, and that illness was caused by her act an act, as sho now had to confess to herself, dono not for her mother's but for her own interests. What would she do if tho Countess died? Would sho not bo her murderess 1 The thought was terrible boyond expression. How she bewailed her stupid anger I How sho wished sho had never wittcn that letter 1 Torn with regret and fear, too conscicnco-stricken to veuturo into her mother's presence, sho waited in ngony at the bed. room door until Dr. Killen camo out. "Oh, doctor," sho said, when ho at last appeared," "is she seriously ill V "Yes, Lady Mary,'' replied the doc toi; "very seriously, I am afraid. Sho must havo suffered a terribly Bhock of some kind or another. It seems as if sho were going to havo brain fever.1' "Binin fever 1 Is that very danger ous f" "Very," replied the doctor iu n sol emn tone. "Ami 1 don't think it right to conceal from you, Lady Mary, that I greatly fear her ladyship's easy will prove " "While the doctor was speaking, Lady Mary gassed at him with a dazed look. Suddenly, beforo he could reach her, sho fell fainting at his feet. It seemed likely for a timo that Lady Mary would soon bo suffering from brain fever as well as tho Count ess. Sho was certainly scarcely in her right mind for sovcral days; but for tunately as her mother grew worso shu grew better. Beforo a week was over sho had, as if by a superhuman effort or will, thrown off her illness; nnd sho insisted, against Dr. Killen's strongest remonstrances, iu nursing her now de lirious mother. Lady Mary had notlho reputation of being a very dutiful or affectionate daughter. All her friends had seen how sho again and again had annoyed or shocked her jtoor mother by her wil fulness or her bitter tongue. But now sho exerted herself iu her caro in a way almost beyond belief. Day and night saw her ly the sick bed, watch ing and tending tho sufferer witli an indefatigable tenderness, l'eoplo wero surprisod to find her capable of sucti devotion. As long as it was uncoitain whether tho Countess would live through tho illness or not, Luly Mary thought littlo ot anything else: but when tho crisis was over, nnd tho patient was onse more conscious sho began to wonder how it was that Mr, Con ingsby had not called or written FRIDAY, JULY 3, lo her mother over' sinco that event ful morning. It was strango that ho should boar so calmly a false charge, which dem such a blow to his pros pects. Sho had resolved that when her molhcr was sufficiently recovered sho would confess to her everything, and absolve tho young actor from the charge. But now ns sho pondered over hU conduct, sho felt inclined to chango hnr resolution. It was plain ho was cither glad of an oxenso of breaking off tho engagement or was actualy car rying on an illicit correspondence, in which ho imagined ho had been discov ered. In cither case, it would bo a small kindness to her mother to bring him and her again together. One day Dr. Killen, after he had ex amined his patient and pronounced her to bo progressing in tho most satisfac tory manner, on leaving the room mo tioned to Lady Mary to follow him. When she went out ho said to her: "I suppose you havo heard of Mr. Con ingsby t" "No, doctor,'' she answered eagerly. "What is it?" "Well, he's engaged to Mrs. Blunt," said tho doctor. "To Mrs. Blunt,'' exclaimed Lady Mary. "Yes. Now, tho reason I asked you to come out was to caution yon on no account to mention this, or to let it be referred to in tho Countess' hearing. Wo did not know what tho shock was which caused her illness, but it was clear from her remarks when delirious that it was something about Mr. Con ingsby." "Yes," answered Lady Mary, but iu such an absent-minded manner that Dr. Ivillcu, witli an annoyed air, bado her good day and went away. When Lady Mary returned from the sick-room tho Countess had fallen asleep, and so sho had both time nnd quietness for retlection. Sho now re membered that her mother, when she received tho forged letter; had written both to Mr. Coningsby and Mrs. Blunt. There was nothing in ttio letter sho sent to indicate that it was written to Mrs. Blunt in fact, it could hardly seem to be. Was it merely by change that her mother had set it down as in tended for Mrs. Blunt 1 Or had sho somo private information of tho way things wero tending in that quarter? One thing was certain, the causo of Mr. Coningsby not replying to her mother's charge was now eyidentj on consideration, Im had doubtless con cluded that Mrs. Blunt was a better catch than tho Countess. While Lady Mary was engaged in thtso reflection', her mother awoke. Sho had been lrco from deliiium for somo days past, and had noticed, and been greatly touched by, the devotion of her daughter. All "traces of their quarrel was gone; and mother and daughter wero on more affectionate and confidential terms than they had been Bince Lady Mary was a child. Though by the sad, regretful expres sion that occasionally passed over the Countess' faco Lady Mary know that sho was thinking of her lost lover and of tho letter which had caused her such pain, neither had alluded onco lo tho subject. On this occasion, however, the Coutcss suddenly turned to her daughter and said: "Havo you heard anything of Mr. Coningsby lately?'' "Not much, mamma," answered Lady Mary, vaguely, and in an embarrassed way. 'Has his engagement with Mrs. Blunt been announced yet,'' asked tho Countess. Lady Mary staited. How did slio know of his engagement ? Was it merely an iufeienco from such infor mation sho had beforo her illness ? Or was it a delusion of her delirium still with her ? Lady Mary would havo given tho ivorld to have asked bet one or two questions; but, remembering the doctor's orders, she bent over her and, kissing her, said: "Mamma, dear, you should not think of theso things. They aro all tho past now. Mr. Con ingsby will, 1 m sure, bo hero b?toro long to seo you." "Novor!" exclaimed tho Countess, with strong vehemence. "Never," with my consent. Ho is a mean adventurer a fortune-hunter of tho lowest kind. I always suspected as much, but I will fully blinded myself. And I never thought he would bo so cold blooded. Mrs. Blunt may havo him with all my heart." Lady Mary was frightened at her mother's passion. She endeavored to calm her and to tuin her thoughts to somo other subject. For a time sho failed, and the Countess continued talking in broken passionalo phrases; but sho was very weak, and soon be- camo exhausted. Lady Mary, who for somo tunc leared that tlio lover had re turned, breathed freely once more when sho saw her sink back into a sound and quiet sleep That night Lady Mary went back to her own bedroom to sleep thero for tho first time sinco she left it to nurse her mother. Tho return to her old ways induced her to relied 011 all she had re cently gone through. In tho midst of her meditations sho suddenly remem- uered that tho letter sho bad stopped in transmission lay in that room locked up whero slio had placed it on tho day she perpetrated tho fraud. She took it out to destroy it. When sho saw it, and thought of all tho sufftring it had caused, of the long days and sleepless nights ot lrmtless repentance and pain ful watching, of the weeks of sickness, when tho shadow of death seemed to be over the house, and when sho feared overy moment would make her a mat- ncide, sho had hardly tho courage lo touch it. Sho had intended to tear it up without looking at it, but a strango curiosity possessed her to read tho last of her mother's lovo letters, and with trembling hands sho opened it. When bIio glanacd at tho contents shu turned ghatly pale, and a moment afterward burst into bitter and almost hysteiical laughter. Tho note bIio had stop stopped was her own. Diciilnfait has shown that boiio acid is not nl wnvii of vnh'nnm nt-iinn. 1 but that vast quantities exist in tliu s 1.1 i ..it .i.t.. .ii .i all IU&L-N Ullll nillllll) IIIirMIII'M. 1111 I 1111 II incuts of which are of a sedimentary nhnrnntfir. nnd uliinb nmbl mnrn iir less complox physical and chemical viiiiugvn nuu iiuveiiueuBi uieir ungi nation iu tho evaporation of normal nu rino basins, Maryland's ttrawberry crop this year has been very profitablo to growers, besides paying from seventy-live cents to $2 u day to women and children plckors. 1885. Oounterfeitinc Monty, Of the many different wavs of sw'in. lling practiced nowndavs linon the public there is probably no ono thing so dangerous as countcrfeit'iig. Of late tl.t. I... I !-.! ... .--ft.- .... .. uin ui.n uuuieu on quitu CAICI1- Ively iii different Darts of New Knc- laiul, nnd in a number of instances tho principals havo been arrested with all their paraphernalia, convicted and sen tenced to penal institutions for various periods. Thinking that tho general Miuuu ivuuiii uu liueresioi ni Knowing how some of tho "aiioer" is coined nnd circulated, a Traveller representative siarieu out wim mat end in viow, and had tho good fortune to fall in with n government official connected with tho Secret Servico Department, who has had many years' experience in appre hending counterfeiters. When tho wri ter announced his mission tho official readily gavo his consent to bo inter- viewed, nnu said : "Counterfeiting is practiced moro extensively than is penoially known. In my official capacity my work has been almost entirely confined to un earthing counterfeiting places. It is almost Impossible for mo lo say to what extent paper money Is counter feited. Strango as it may Bccm, but one counterfeit 20 gold pfeco has ever been discovered, and that was dated 1S09. It was made as follows : A genuine doublo caglo was sawed n two, ono side being left thicker than tho other. As much gold as possible was then scooped out of tho thick side. and a mixture of platinum and somo other metal substituted lo bring it up to tho standard weight. It is what is known as a 'filled coin,' and is worth from 8" to $3. A 810 gold picco filled in the samo way is wortli from S3 to 81.50. There aro quite a number of 810 counterfeits. Tho dales of thoso filled or counterfeited aro 18411719- oj-Cl-7.)-79 and 80. The ono con sidered tho most dangerous is dated 1817. The fust counterfeit half-eagle, or live-dollar gold piece, that tho Se ciet Service discovered was in 18."i0, and no less than twenty-two havo ap peared sinco then, some of them being absolutely worthless, while others aro worth from 82.70 to 8 1.C3 each. Tho ones dated 1882 are the most skillfully-executed counterfeits known. Gold pieces aro not counterfeited so much as silver coins, for the reason that gold counterfeit coins aro mado from dies and not cast. The manufacturers of tho queer must buy tho gold, which ro quires of course considerable capital, and tho machinery is not only expen sive but of such largo proportions as to tender it liable to detection. In manu facturing counterfeit silver dollars, most ingenious mechanics can do that after a littlo experience. Tho recent capture and conviction of a gang of counterfeiters in New Ilampshiro illus trates how few things aro required in coining the queer. Tho articles found in tho houso whero the counterfeiters mado their spurious money, wero plaster of paris moius ot genuine com, britnnma, block tin, lead and silver wash. The men engaged in manufacturing theso coun- terteit silver pieces stolo the lead pipo and bought m tho neighborhood old britannia teapots, from which they got their metal, and the block tin thoy pur chased in Boston. Tho writer was permitted to examine twenty or twen-ty-fivo of theso moulds and dies for manufacturing different coins of tho United States, and they wero found to bo lino pieces of workmanship. Dur ing me past year new counicrieit silver pieces wero discovered almost every other month. In a leather bag were about 200 or 300 silver dollars in tho rough, that is, before thoy had been finished upai.d mado ready for the marKet. mey wero mado in England. A number of others that had been fin ished, wero shown, and it was almost impossible to distinguish tho difference between tho genuine and tho spurious coin, so finely were tho latter finished. Ihey aro detected by their general ap pearance and their weight. Tho weight test i9 tho most accurate and reliable, especially with gold coin. Tho Treas ury has set a maximum and minimum weights, which distinguish tho weight of all coins. For example, tho maxi mum of twenty-dollar gold piece is 510 grains and tho minimum 513.42 grains. Tho differenco is exactly one- half of 1 per cent, the amount allowed by law. A great deal of coin becomes light from natural causes, and when they come into tho hands of the Netional Ireasury they aro sent to the Mint and recoined, the government bearing tho loss. As a general thing nothing smal- or than a 810 gold pieco is ever filled. though tho smaller coins aro plugged, which is, perhaps tho most common. A new process, however, has taken tho place of plugging, to a great extent, and is called "sweating.'' Somo pho tographers are credited with doing this kind of thing. Tho modus operandi of this new process is to takoa number of gold or silver pieces and suspend iiiem in somo uciu ior a lew moments nnd then withdraw them. llv using fresh coin a considerable nuantitv of metal is obtained without reducing tho weight of tho piece to any great extent, and they aro then passed off again on tho public. Sometimes as much as fif ty cents in valuo is takeu from a 85 gold piece, and as much as eighty cents has been known to havo been taken from a doublo eagle. Another way 01 tampering with doublo eagles is to remove their rough edges and re mill them. Between fifty and eighty cents can bo obtained in this way from a single coin, and tho differenco is not perceptible to tho naked eye. Silver coin that is less than tho minimum weight is rejected by tho Treasury of ficials, and the owners aro obliged to pass them if thoy can, or sell them for bullion. Some unscrupulous brokers ouy iiiom ior snipmont to Canada, wheio maximum and minimum weights aro not considered, nnd thoy pass thero for their faco valuo. Tho government, however, Inn slopped this to a certain extent by stamping on the faoo of such tho word light. Tho silver dollar is called the vagabond of all coins, as it is tampered with and counterfeited so much. Silver coin will not permit r . .i. . . i i . . ui ho miicii tampering as gold coin. For instance, take a 820 gold piece, stamp it and punch holes in it at ran- dom, and, if tho weight lias not been detracted (its minimum weight) it is worth its faco valuo to any gold beat er. If as much as a siuglu letter is put upon a silver dollar, it is bullion, worm irom u to bu cents. Tpo pub i . THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XIX'.NO S! COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. ILIX, NO 18 lio cannot ho too caroftil in watching for theso swindles In counterfeit money, A man in Maine mado somo counter feit gold half dollars, which ho said wero mado for ornaments aa bangles. As thero is a law against imitating United States money, tho wholo lot was confiscated. Thoy wero first tamped Cal. gold coins, and were shipped from New England to San Francisco, nnd from thero shipped East and sold to tho trade. That business has now been entirely stop- Tho "boodle gamo'' is ono that the publlo ought to bo acquainted with, as it has been practiced quito successfully of late in a number of Instances. This is tho swindle where n genuine $1 bank note accompanied by a circular olToring to givo a number of similr.r bills for ho much money, is sent out Orders aro sent with good money to pay for it, but tho orders arc never ful filled. The last caso that camo to light, in which tho prisoner is now held lo await further action of tho Court, is that of George G. Mastern, who was arrested in tho Post offico just as ho was collecting his mail. Tho latest swindlo discovered relating to spuri ous money is tho split bank noto fraud. A 820 bank note is taken, and by somo ingenious method the noto is split in two nnd I he raw sido "dootored up," and each half is passed of as a genuine fi9fl .mln 'Pl. . t. J. v.v ..WW. .uu nuiiv la UUHU HU UlllB- lically in most cases that it is difficult at first to detect the fraud. It is not generally krown that the professional counterfeiter rarely,if ever, passes his own goods Ho sells tho coin to tho "shover," who passes it upon the public. Tho vigorous war waged upon tho counterfeiters in NowEngland by the Secret Service Department during tho past twelvo months has had the effect ot making the counterfeiters more cau tious of late, and as a result no spur ious coin or paper money has m ulo its appearance. Jloston Traveller. An Interesting Comparison Made m a Chi cago Murder Case Tho only instance on record when tlio blood of two persons was compar ed in a criminal trial, was in a murder caso in Chicago. The comparison settled tho innocence of tho woman on trial for her life. A comely woman, with 20,000, married a man in Chi cago, and placed her snug littlo for tuoo in his business. In the courso of time ho began to abuso her, and finally sho decided to apply for a divorce. Thu doublo calamity of losing a woman to beat and withdrawal of her 820,000 from his business, mado the brute fur ious and tho next morning ho was found dead in one corner ot his bed chamber, a bullet having gono through his heart. His wife was found wound ed in another part of tho room. She said that her husband had come homo tho night beforo in a rage and began to abuso her whilo she was in bed; that he hit her on tho head with tho butt of bis revolver while her head was on tbo pillow, and spattered blood over tuo linen, that sho jumped up, ncd he Bhot her, inllicting a sliaht flesh wound in her side. She then rushed at him, and, snatching the revolver from him, snot nun through tho heart. Ho reel cd to the cornel whero he was found and aieu. 'tho prosecution did not believe her story, and set up the theory that she shot him when ho was asleep, and draged him to tho corner, and then inflicted the wound on her self. Tho carpet where tho dead man lay was saturated with blood. Accord ing to the theory of tho prosecution, buu uiuuu uu i,uu jjiuuw was jus also. Dr. Piper put the section of tbo pillow wuu oiooa upon it under the micro scope, and drew ou a cardboard tho shapo of the corpuscles, enlarged about two inousano diameters. Uo then put tuo oioou on tno carpet under tho nucroscopo in tho samo way. Tho compaiisou was wonderful. Tho cor puscles on the pillow were bright. round, and clean. Thoy wero beautiful. 1 he corpuscles on tho carnet wero largo and disfigured, tho result of disease Tho comparison settled tho question at oucc. The blood corpuscles wero as different as day and night, and sustain ed tho woman's account of tho shoot ing, bhe was acquitcd on that and other evidence. is between human blood and dog's blood, tho miscro9Copo enables tho ex pert to determino precisely whether a Biiuciiiicii is irom a iiuman oeing or a dog. But it is impossible to determine between human blood and a hog's blood. A Spot iu the Bermudas, Tho Queen's Stairway, tho lako that tiatnes up like a vast sheet of sulphur wuL-u uu uui is miiisi ii. to ii ui nigm, the pincapiilo iunglcs. Iho snonco fish. ers, tho gardens in plain sight beneath tno sea these aro nil very interesting, mougn it would seem Hint tho clim-to, tho luxuriant vegetation, nnd the rav ishing beauty, combined with a good hotel lo start with, ought to bo enough lotho man who was thero fivo davs it constantly returns to his mental sight like a dream or a vision of something almost too reposeful, too beautiful and too strange to bo real. Tho prettiest spot of tho wholo island, without doubt, is tho littlo covo at Waterloo, two miles or more from tho city. Im- agino a placid little bay, whoso water is colored liko tho rainbow, framed in a horseshoe of white sand, fringing the .!.1 r 1..11-. ' ill. P. oiieivmj; oiueo ui u I1UHUW iiku U UUgC, broken bowl of vcrduro. Picture this, decked here and thoro with Btatelv paims ami uroad-ieaved plant, orna .1 . . . ... meiHCd wim a proiiy, toy.iiko lort and a few tropical country houses Add tho blue and white sky abovo tho gaudy water and beyond where skv and water blend together, the dark blno ocean. Pure beeswax is obtained from iho ordinary kind by exposuro lo the'intlu enco oi mo sun and mo weather. The wax is sliced into thin Hakes and laid on sacking or coarso cloth stretced on frames restiog on posts to raise them from tho ground. Tho wax if turned over frequently, and occasionally eprin klod with soft water if there bo not dew or rain sufficient to moisten it, I ho wax should bo bleached in nbout four weeks. Senator Logan's banquet in Balti . 1... .1.. 1.. ..:...!!. I . .. 'II .-1 1 iiiuiu uy mu JiiYinuiuius will iuku piac 1.1.1. ucpiuiiiuci j. in. Whito egg shell china lias ngal lotimi invor. fTB3 Of DVBixtsiNq. 1 W 3 W 1 M I !J UJ 1 M l ui aro in 3 00 I 76 8 W S SO S 60 4 so ii t3 so a ro J 9 60 4 CX) 6 I") T Oil 111 6 M IT a TO 4 W) 7 00 4 75 7 60 18 00 n6o lo to is oo 800 ii m m on 1 Inch 3 " 3 " 4 " 8 00 o 6i 1 1 to ei do B 60 1 W til) 1 c KCOI 14 00 1700 80 00 40 OO column 8 00 13 00 15 (10 S3 00 00 OO 40 00 60 10 Ycarlr sdvertlsements pnyablo nuarterly. Tran sient advertisements; must In paid for Deforo In serted except where parlies liaro accounts. Legal advertisements two dollars per Inch for three, Insertions, and at that, ralo for additional Insertions without refcrenco to length. Executor's, Administrator's, and Auditor's no tices three dollars. Transient or Local notices, ten cents a line, reg- Iular advertisements half rates. Cards In tho "Business Directory" column, ono dollar a year for each line. Plague-Stricken Plymouth. DOES A SImTlAII DANGER THREATEN EVERY ONE OF US ? - now rum.io attention is directed ro personal perils. Rochester (N. V.) Correspondence Indianapolis KentlneL "Judge," said a young lawyer to a very successful senior, "tell mo Iho secret of your uniform success at tho bar." "Ah, young man, that secret is a lifo study, but I will give it to you on con dition that yon pay all my bills during this session of court." "Agreed, sir," said tho junior.' "Evidence, indisputable uvidencoi" At tho end of tho month tho judgo reminded tho young man of his prom ise. "I recall no such promise." "Ah, but you made it." ''Your evidence, please?'' And the judge, not haying any wit ncsse, lost a caso for onco I The man who can "produco indispu table evidence wins publio favor. I had an interview yesterday witli tho most successful of American advertis ers, whoso advertising is most success ful because always backed by evi dence. "What styles of advertising do vou use?" 1 asked II. II. Warner, Esq. "Display, reading matter and para graphs of testimonials." "Have yon many testimonials! In answer ho showed me a largo cabinet chock-full. "Wo havo enough to fill Boston, New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Philadelphia morning papers." ".Do you publish many ol themT ' "Not a tithe. Wonderful as aro thoso wo do publish, we have thous ands like them which wo cannot use. Why not?' Let me tell you. 'Warner's safe cure,' has probably been tho most icccssltu medicine tor lemale disor ders ever discovered. Wo have testi monials from ladiojof tho highest rank, but it would bo indelicate to publish them. Likowiso many statcsmeu.law- crs, clergymen, doctors of worldwido famo have been cured, but we can only refer to such persons in tho most guard cd terms, as wo do in our reading ar ticles." "Aro these reading articles success ful?" "When read they mako such an im- iression when tho 'evil days of ill lealth draw nigh they aro remcmborcd, and Warner's safe euro is used.1' "No, sir, it is not necessary now, as at first, to do such constant and cxtcn- b'ivo advertising. A meritorious medi cine sells itself after its merits aro known. AVe present just evidence enough to disarm skeptics and to im press tbo merits of tho remedies upon new consumers. We feel it to bo our duty to do this. Hence, best to accom plish our mission of healing tho sick, wo have to use the rcaduig-articlo style. People won't read plain testi monials. Yes, sir, thousands admit that had they not learned of Warner's safo euro through this clover stylo thov would still bo ailing nnd still impoverishing themselves iu lees to unsuccessful 'prac titioners.' It would do your soul good to read tho letters of thanksgiving wo get from mothers grateful for tho perfect success which attends Warner's safo euro when used for children, and the surprised gratification with which men and women of older years and im paired vigor, testify to the youthful feelings restored to them by the samo means.'' "Aro these good effects permanent?" "Of all tho cases of kidney, liver. urinary and female diseases wo have cured, not two per cent, of them re port a return of their disorders. Who else can show such a record ? 'What is tho secret of Warner's safe cure permanently reaching so many serious disorders?'' "I will explain by an illustration : Tbo little town of Plymouth, Pa., has been plague-stricken for several months because its water supply was carelessly poisoned. Tho kidneys and liver aro thu sources ot physical well-being. Ii polluted by disease, all the blood be comes poisoned and every organ is af- iected ami uus treat auuger threat ens even one, who nenlects to treat himself promptly. I was nearly dead myselt extreme kidney disease, but what is now Warner's safo euro cured me, and I know it is thu only remedy in the world that can cure sveh disorders, for I tried everything elso in vain. Cured by it myself, I bought it and, from a seuso of duty,pro sented it lo the world. Only by re storing tho kidneys and liver can dis ease leavo tho blood and tho sys tem." A celebrated sanitarian physician onco said to me. "Tho secret of the wonderful bucccss of Wnrner's safo euro is that it is sovereign over all kid noy, liver and urinary diseases, which primarily or secondarily mako up tho majority ot human ailments, hiko all great discoveries it Is remarkably sini The houso ol 11. II. Warner ifc Co.. stands deservedly high in Rochester, and it is certainly matter of congratu lation that merit has been recognized all over Iho world, and that this suc cess has been unqualifiedly deserved. 1 kn Point. A Ball of Blue. Sparrows may bo cross, uiitnmablo littlo prutes, but they aro intelligent enough to know on which sido their bread is buttered. Tho other morning a lady was waked by a mournful noise, and, looking up from her pillow, beheld two sparrows on tho sill of the open window tugging away at a ball of blue wool that had been used for somo fancy vork aud loft on a tablo tho previous night. Tho object of tho sparrows was burglary, for they had not only entered tho room, but had dragged their plund er nearly out of the window beforo bo ing discovered. Tho lady looked on at iho performance with breathless in. terest, and finally had tho satisfaction of seeing tho lattcst buiglar tly away with the spoils, closely followed by tils pal, It is said that thcio is no better in dex to the henllli of cattle and liorcs than tbo condition of tho hair. Indi gestion and all other diseases that farm stock is heir to, t en in a short time, is plainly indicated by a rough, harsh coat of tho animal.