The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, August 14, 1885, Image 1
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Delicious to tho pa ato, an flrtito to tlio Wiuor habit, and exceedlwly help IS! tlotl.o aged iacYJiiJ'k. JulySl.d. Mi SELECT STORY. THE SEARCH-PARTY'S FIND. I can stand it no lonircr. I must put down my uonfessisn on paper, sinuo thvru is io living crealiiro left to wliom 1 can conicss 11. TI10 snow is driftiiiL' Rercor than over to-day against ttio cabin tlio Inst biscuit is almost finislioili my fingors arc so pinched with cola I can hardly grasp tho pen to writo with. Hut I will write 1 must wntu and I am wilting. I cannot die witli tho dread ful story unconfessed upon my con science. It was only an accident, most of you who read this confession will perhaps say; nut in my own heart 1 know UcV tcr than that I know it was a mur der, a wicked murdor. Still, UioiiL'li my hands are very numb and my head swimming wildly with delirium, I will try to bo coherent and to tell my story clearly and collect cdly. 1 was appointed snrueon of the Co- topaxi in Juno, 18S0. I had reasons of my own sad reasons tor wishing to loin an Arctic expedition. 1 nidn t join it, as most ot tho other men did, from pure love of dancer and adven ture. I am not a man to caro for that sort of thine on its own account. I joined it because of a terriblo disap pointmcnt. b or two years I had been encraccd to Dora I needn't call her anything but Dora; my brother, to whom I wish this paper sent, but whom I daren't ad- Ircss as "Dear Arthur how could J, a murderer t will know well onouel who I mean; and as to other people, it isn t need tin they should know any thing about it. Jitit whoever you are, whoever finds this paper, I bee of you, 1 lmploro you, 1 adjure you, do not tell a word of it to Dora. I cannot dio unconfessed, but I cannot let tho con fession roach her; if it does, I know the double shock will kill her. Keep it from her. Tell hor only ho is dead dead at his post, like a brave man on the Uotopaxi exploring expedition l'ormerovs sake don t tell her that ho was murdered, and that I murdered him. I had been engaged, I said, two years to Dora. SI10 lived in Arthur's parish, and I loved her yes, in thoso days i loved her purely, devotedly, in nocentlv. I was innocent then myself, and 1 really behovo Kood and well meaning. I should have been genuine ly horrified and indignant if anybody- had ventured to say that 1 should end by comnnttiiiK murder. it was a great relict to me when 1 had to leave Arthur's parish, aud my father's parish before him, to go up to London and take a post as surgeon to a small hospital. I couldn't, bear being so lar away irom JJora. And at hrst Dora wrote to mo almost every day A-ith the greatest of affection, (Heaven forgivo mo if I still venture to call her Dora; her, so good and pure and beau- iiful, and I, a murderer.) But after awhile, I noticed slowly that Doras tono seemed to grow coldor and colder, and her letters less frequent. Why eho should have begun to ccaso loving me, I cannot imagine: perhaps sho had a premonition of what possibility of wickedncs was really in me. At any rate, her coldness grow at last so marked that I wroto and asked Arthur whether ho could explain it. Arthur answered me, a littlo regretfully, and with brotherly affection (ho is a good fellow, Arthur,) that ho thought he could. Ho feared it was painful to say so but ho feared Dora was begin ning to love a nower lover. A young man had lately conic to the village of whom bIic had seen a great deal, and who wai very handsonio and bravo and fascinating. Arthur was afraid ho could not conceal from 1110 his impres sion that Dora and tho stranger were very much taken with 0110 another. At last, ono morning, a letter camo to mo from Dora. I can put it in here, because I carried it away with mo when I wnt to Ilammcifest to join tho Co topaxi, and ever since I have kept it sadlv in mv nrivatu Docketbook. "Dear Ernest (sho had always called me Ernest since wo had been children together, and sho couldn't lcavo it off now when sho was writing to let mo know sho no longer loved mo): "Can you forgivo me for what 1 am going to tell you f I thought I loved you till lately; but then I had never discovered what lovo really meant. I have dis covered it now, and I find that after all I only liked you vory sincorely. You will have guessed heforo this that I lovo somebody else, who loves mo in return with all tho strength of his wholo nature. I have made a grievous mistake, which I know will render you terribly unhappy. Ilut it is better so than to marry a man whom I do not roallv lovo with all my heart and soul and affection; better in tho end, I am sure, for both of us. I am too much ashamed of myself to writo more to you. Can you forgivo moT lours, Dora." 1 could not forgivo her then, though I loved her too much to bo nnprry; I was only broken-hearted thoroughly stunned mid broken-hearted. 1 can forgivo her now; hut sho can never forgivo me, heaven holp mo I I only wanted to tret away, any- wheie, anywhere, and forget all about it in a life of danger. So I asked for tho placo as a surgeon to Sir Paxton llatenun's Cotopaxi oxpodition a few weeks afterward. They wantod a man who knew something about nat ural history and deep-sea dredging, and thoy took ino on at once, on 1110 reconi mendation of a well-known man at soiencc. Tho very day I joined the ship of Hammerfest, in August, I noticed im mediately thero was one man on board whoso mere face, and bearing, and maniior wcro at first sight excessively objectionablo to mu. Ho was a hand somo young follow enough ono Harry Lcmat'ohaut who had been a planter in Queensland, and who, aftor boing burned up with thrco yoars of tropical sunshine, was anxious to cool himself, apparently, by a long Winter of Arctio gloom. Handsome as ho was, with black mustacho and big dark oyes roll ing restlessly, I took an instantaneous dislike to his cruel thin lip and cold, proud mouth tho moment I looked upon him. If I had been wiso I would havo drawn back from tho expedition at once; it is a tooilsn thing to bind onos self down to a voyago of that sort un less you nro pcrtcctly suro beforehand that you lmvo at le'ast no instinctive. BLOOMSBTJIIG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST hatred of any 0110 among your mess mates in that long forced companion ship. IJut I wasn't wise, and I went 011 with film. From tho first moment, oven boloro I had spoken to him, I disliked Lemur- chant; very soon I grow to hato him. llo scorned to mo tho most recklessly cruel and devilish crcaturo (Ucd for civo mu that I should say it li I had over mot with in my wholo lifetime. Uu an Arctio expedition n man s truo nature soon comes out mine did, cer tainly and he lets his companions know moro about his inner sou in six weeks than they could possibly learn about him in years of intercourse tin ier other circumstances. And tho set-.ond night I was on the Cotoimxi I sary for carrying out of the ship's busi learned enough to make my blood run ncss. cold about Harry Lcmarchant s ideas and feelings. Wo wcto all sitting on deck togclh- or, those of in who wore not on duty, i:. .,:.,......,-..., c..., .,.. .,.(.. 1 and listening to yarns from one nuotli- cr, as idlo men will, when tho convcrsa' tion happened accidentally to turn on Queensland, and Lomarohant bogan to enlighten us about his doings whon he was in tho colony. Ho boasted a great doal about his prowess as a dispcrscr ot tho black fellows, which ho seemed to consider a very noble sort of occupa- tion. Thero was nobody in the colony, he said, who had over dispersed so many blacks as he had, and he'd liku to bo there dispersing again, for, in tho matter of sport, it beats kangaroo hunting, or any other kind of shooting ho had ever yet tried his hand at, all to pieces. The second Lieutenant, Stepworth Patorson, a nice, kind-hearted young Scotchman, looked up at him a littlo curiously, and said: "Why, what do you inn.iu by dispersing, ijcraarcbant T Driving them olt into tho bush, 1 sup . . . . . ,..' .i.i : 1 . . . . . . 1 . r : . pose; hnt that it I JNot much fun in that, that I can sec, scattering a lot of helpless, black, naked savages." Lcmarchant curled his lip contempt uously (he didn't think much of Pater- son, because his father was said to bo a Glascow grocer) and answered in his rapid, daro devil fashion: "No fun ! Isn't there, jnstt That's all you know auoui it, my goon ionow. iNow, 1 11 just givo you ono example. Ono day 1 . : . r T,,,l tho inspector camo and told us there wero a lot of blacks camping out on our estate, down by tho Warramidgco river, so wo jumped on our horses liko a shot, went down thero immedi- atcly, and began dispersing them, Wo didn't firo at them, becauso tho grass aud ferns and things were very high, and we might have wasted our ammunition: but we went at them .' with nativo spears, just for all the world like pig-sticking, "i on should have seen those black fellows run for their lives through tho long grass men, women and littlo ones together, Wo rodo ntter them lull pelt, and as wo camo un with fhem. ono bv one. wo just rolled them over, helter-skelter, as if they'd been antelopes or bears or .1 T 1 - - P. - - 1 I somctuing. Ay ami uy, niter a gooa i long charge or two, we'd cleared tho place of tho big blacks altogether: but tho gins and tho children, some of them, lay lurking in among tho grass, vou know, and wouldn t como out and give us fair sport, as thoy ought to havo done, out in tho open; children will pack, you see, whenever thov're hard driven, exactly liko grouse, after month or two s steady shooting, Well, to mako them start and show crime, of course we iust put a match to tho grass, and m a minute the wholo thing was in a blaze, right down tho corner to tho two rivers. So wo turned our horses into tho stream and rodo alongside; half a dozen of us on each riycr; and overy now and then ono of tho young ones would break cover and slide out quietly into the stream and try to swim across without being perceived, and get clean away into tho back country. Then we just made a dash at them witli tho big spears; and sometimes thoy d divo ami precious goou uivurs uiuy are, too, thoso uiiccnslandci's, l can tell you; but wo waited around till thoy como up again, and then wo stuck them as suro as houses. That's what we call dispersing tho natives over in Queens- land; extending tho blessings of civil- izatlou to tho unsettled parts of tlio back country.1' IIo laughed a pleasant laii"h to him- Rnlfnuintlv.no Im finished tliU ntrn. oious devilish story and showed his WhitO tCCtll all 111 a row, as it 110UL er pillKlb iuu uuuuu kiiuwb wmii i thought tho whole romuusconco ex ceedingly amusing. ut course, wo wero an simply speecmcss witn norror anu asioiusu- . VI. , 1 f.l. inent audi deliberate brutal murder- ousness gracious heavens I what am I saying 1 I had half forgotten for tho moment that J, too, am a murderer. "But what had the black fellows dono to you !'' Patcrson asked with linil nil unt. Bilnnt. mill linrrnr.dl rinlrnn in a circle for a moment: "I supposo they had been behaving awfully bad to some whito pcoplo somowhero masacrcing women or something to get your blood up to such a horrid pieco of butchery. J.emarciiant laughed again n quiet ohuckle of conscious superiority, and only answered: "Behaving badly I MnssiiRrninrr whitn women ! Lord Mess your heart, I'd liko to seo them I Why tho wretched creatures wouldn't oven sort of adventuro I like; 1 wroto and just opened my oyes and peored about As soon as they all heard Lemar daro to do it. Oh, no, nothing of that volunteered for it, and then 1 managed as well as tho dim light of the littlo oil chant wasdead-a sovero relapse,! called Bnrt. I nnn toll vnn. Anil nnr lilnml w.Wr. nn. citlint-. Vn went in for it. iust bv wav of somoth'nf to do. and - . , . P ' to keep Olir hands in. Ul course, yoil can't allow a lot of lazv.hulkinr blacks to go knocking around in tho neigh- borhooi of an estate, stealing your fowls and fruit and so forth, without let or hindrance It's tho custom in Queensland to disporso the black el lnnra fun nftim liann nut. ndtnrr ur'tli a friend, and I'vo seon a nigger skulk- ioc about somewhere down in tho hoi- . " . . low among tho troo-ferns. and I'vo iut drawn my Bix-shootcr, and said to my friend: "Xou seo mo disporso that con- foundod nigger 1" and I'vo disporsed him right oil into littlo pieces, too, you may tako your oath upon it. "But do you mean to tell mo, Mr, Lemarchant," Patcrson said, looking a deal moro puzzled than shocked, "that thcso poor croaturos had boen doing absolutely nothing T "Well, now, that's tho way of all you homo-Bticking sontnmcntalists," Lcmarchant went on, with an ugly simper. "Vou want to pusli on tho outskirts of civilization, and to seo tho world colonized, but voir ro too Bdiieam isli to listen to anything about tho only practicable civilizing nnd colonic ing agencies. It s tho strugglo for ox- t0 istence, don't you see; tho plain out- como of all tho best modern scientific ineurius. aiiu uiuuK man nas gov 10 oi !...-.-! mi.- 1 . I UIU Willi) lUU WIUIU I11UII, Willi 1118 Mil- I penor moral and intellectual nature, has got to push him thoro. At bottom, it's nothing moro than civilization, blioot cm olt at once, 1 say, and got rid of 'cm forthwith and forovor.'' "Why," I said, looking at him with my disgust Bpcakiiig in my lace (ncav en forgivo mo). "I call it nothing less than murder. ; Lcmarchant laughed, aud lit a cigar but nfter that, somehow, the other men didn't much caro to talk with In in in an ordinary way moro thnn was necos- And yet ho was a very gonllomanly fellow, 1 must admit, and well read and decently educated. Unly there scorned to bo a certain natural brutality about 1,;, ,,,t..ii,i .,.t,ii,,...,i him, under a thin veneer of oulture and goo 1 breeding, that repelled us nil dreadfully from tho moment wo saw him. I daro say we wouldn't havo no ttcod it so much it wo nadn t boon thrown together so closely as men aro on nu Arctio voyage, but then aud there it was positively unendurable. Wo notio of us held any commuuica tion witli him whenever wo could help it, and he soon saw that we all of us thoroughly disiiKou ana distrusted him. I hat only mado mm reckless ami ue- fiant. Ho knew ho was bound to go tho iournoy through with us now, aud ho set to work deliberately to shock and horrify us. Whether all tho stories he told us'bv tho ward-room firo in tho evenings wero true or false, I can't tell you I don't believe they all were; but at any rate ho mado them Becm as bru tal aud disgusting as the most loam somo details could possibly mako them, Ho was always apologizing nay, glo- rying in bloodshed aim slaughter, which ho used to defend with a snow of cultivated reasoning that mado tho naked brutality of his stories seem all tho more awful and unpardonablo at the bottom. And yet one couldn't de- ny, an tno time, inatiucro was a gracu . l l..r c 1, 01 manner ana a snow 01 poiuo icuiiug about him which gave him a certain external pleasantness, m spite of overy- thing. Ho was always boasting that women liked him; and I could easily understand how a great many women who saw him only witli his company manners might think him bravt- and handsome and very chivalrous. I won't go into the details of the ox- pedilion. They will bo found fully and officially narrated in the log. which I havo hidden in tho captain s box in tho hut beside tho captain's body. I neod only mention hero tho circumstance im- modiately connected with tho main mat- ter of this confossion. (Jno day, a little while boloro wo got Hummed into tho ico off the Liakov Islands, Lcmarchant was up on deok with me, helping mo to remove from . .1 - . L.J me net tuo creatures tiiui, wu uuu i dredged up in our shallow soundings. As bo stooped to pick out a Leptocar diumboroulolhapponedtoobservothat a gold locket bad lallen out oi mo front of his waistcoat and showed a lock of hAir on its exposed surface. Lcmarchant noticed it too, nnd with an awkward laugh put it baok hurriedly, "My little girl's keepsake 1" ho said in a tono that seemed to mo disagreeably flippant about such a subject; "she cave it to mo iust before I set off on my way to Hainmcriest I started In somo astonishment, tlo had a littlo girl then a sweetheart ho meant, obviously. If so, heaven help her I Ivor any woman to bo tied lor luo to such a creature as that was really quito too horrible. I didn't oven liko to think about it. 1 don't know what devil prompted me, for I seldom spoke to him, even ;vhcn wo wero told olt on duty togeth er; but I said nt last, after a moment's pause, "ft you are engaged to bo mar- noil, as i supposu you ure, iruiu wiim you say, 1 wonder you could bear to como away on such a long business as this, when vou couldn t get a word or letter from tho girl vou'ro engaged to for a wholo Winter.'' Ho went on picking out tho shells and weeds as ho answered in a caroless, iauntv tone: "Why, to tell tho truth, Doctor, that was just about tno mean-1 t. - .-. .... ing of it. Worogoing to be married "oxt Summer, you see, and for reasons mv littlo girl couldn t possibly bo ai- lowed to marry ono woek sooner. Thero I'd been; knocking about and spooning with her violently for about three months, nearly; and tho moro I spooned, and the moro I got tired of it, tho moro sho expected mo to go on spooning. Well, I'm not tho sort of a man to stand billing and cooing for n wholo year together. At last ino thing grow monotonous. I wantod to get an cxoiiso to go off somowliore, whero thero was somo sort of fun go- mg "i till tho bummer came, and wo could got spliced properly (tor sho s got SU111U tin, luu, uuu a uiuu if waui. iu throw her over); but I felt that if I'd got to keep on spooning for a wholo have taken of him has mado him roal Winter without intermission, tho thing ly feel a littlo gratoful to me." So I would really bo ono too many for mo, and I should havo to givo up trom sheer weariness. So I heard of this precious expedition, which is just tho to muko mv littlo girl and her doar papa beliovo that as 1 was an officer in I tho naval reserve, 1 was compoiloa to I ...l ..!..! ...III.. 11 iT. 1.. I go wueu asueu, winy, iiwjr. no uuij for half a year, you know, darling,' and all that sort ot thing you under- stand tho lino ot country; and mean- whilo I m saved tho bother ot over writing to her, or getting any loiters from hor, cither, whioh in almost in its way an equal nuisance. "I po," said I, shortly. "Not to put too lino a point upon it, you simpiy noa ii 10 ner. "Upon my soul, ' ho answered, Bhow- ing ma iceiii again, uuv uy no means pleasantly, "you fellows on tho Coto paxi aro really tho steruest set of mo rahsts 1 ever met with, outside ot a book of sermons or a Surroy molo- drama, iou ought all to havo boon parsons, ovory man I what you'ro fit for, an jock oi you; mam On tlio Mth of September wo got! iaMimcd and tho Cotopaxi wont to pieces, i on will tiud in the uaptain a log how part of us walked across the pack to tho ijiskov islands nud sealed ourselves on Point Sibiriskoff in Win - tcr quartors. As to what became of the other party, which went southward THE tho mouth of tho hona, I know nothing. It was a hard Winter, but bv tho aid . . I our stores anu an ocoasionai walrus 81101 managed to got along till March with- out serious illness. Thon, ono day, n(- tor a spell of terriblo frost and snow, tho Captain camo to mo and said: "Doctor, I wish you would oomo and sco Lcmarchant, in the other hut hero. I m afraid bo s got a bad fovcr. I wont to see him. So ho had. A raizing fever. Fumbling about among his clothes to lay him down comfortably on tho boar8kin'(for, of course, we had saved no bedding from the wreck), I happen- cd to knock out onco moro tho samo locket that I had seen when ho was emptying tho dragnot; thoro was a photograph In it of a young lady, 1110 scai-ou lamp uiu not givo mucn light in tho dark but (it was still tho 1. .1.- t!.i long Winter night on tho J.iakov islands), but oven so I couldn't help soeing and recognizing tho young la- dy's foatures. Great heaven support me I uphold niol I reeled with horror and amazement. It was Dor. Yes, his littlo girl, that he spoko of so carelessly, that ho lied to so easily, that he meant to marry so cruelly, was mv Dora. I had pitied tho woman who was to uo Harry liemarchanl s wite oven when I didn t know who sho was in any way; 1 pitied her terribly, with all mv heart, when I knew that sho was Dora my own Dora. 11 1 navo bo- comu a murderer after all, it was to savo Dora to save Dora from that un- utterable, abominable niflian. I clutched tho photograph in tho locket oagorly, and held it up to tho man's eyes. lie opened them dreamily. "Is that tho ladv vou aro going to marry ?" I asked him with all tho boil- ing indignation of that terriblo discov- cry seething and burning in my faco. Ho smiled, and took it all in in half a minute. "It is." ho answerod. in gpite of the fovor, with all his old dare- devil carelessness; "and I recollect thoy told mo the fellow she was engaged to was a doctor in JiOnaon ana a brotner ot too parson. uy jove, a never thought of it before that your narao, . .. t t I too, was actually Ilobinson. That's the worst of having such a deuced common name as yours; no ono over dreams ot recognizing your relations, Hang it all; if you'ro tho man I sup pose now, out of revenge, you'll bo wanting next to go aud poison roe. "You judgo others by yourself, I'm afraid," I auswered sternly. Oh, how tho words seemed to rise un in iudcr- mcnt against me now tho dreadful thing is all over I I doctored him as well as I was able hoping all tho time in my inmost soul for j wjjj ccmfees all how) that he would never recover. Already in wish I had Iioroiiig a murderer. It waj too I horrible to think that such a man as that should marry Dora. I had loved I ITl -lt ..,1 T l per onco anu i lovea ner sun ; a love I her now ; I shall always lovo hor. Murdorer as 1 am, I Bay it nevertheless I shall always lovo hor. But at last to mv grief and disap. pointmont, the man began to mend and got bettor. My dootoring had dono him good ; and the sailors, though oven they did not love him, had shot him onco or twico a small bird of which wo mado fresh soup that Hccraed to rovivo him. Yes, yes, ho was com- ing round : and my cursed medicines had done it all. Ho was getting well, and ho would still go back to marry Dora. Tho vory idea put me into such a fe- ver of terror and excitement that at last I began to exhibit tho samo svmp- toms as Lemarchant himself had dono. Tho captain saw I was sickening, and feared tho fever might prove an epi- demic. It wasn't ; I know that ; but tho captain insisted on disbelioving mo. So ho put me and Lcmarchant into tho hut and mado all the others clear out, ho as to turn it into a sort oi lumpora. ry hospital. Every night I put out from the mod- iciuo chest two quinino powdors apiece for myself and Lemarchant Ono night, it was tho 7th of April (I can't forget), I woko feebly from ray foverisb sleop, and nolicod m a faint sort of fashion that Lemarchant was moving about restlessly in tno caom. i . . ...... "fjeinarchant ' l cried authoritative- ly (for as surgeon I was of course ro- i Buuuniuiu jur mu uuauil ui tuu uaijuui- tion), "go back and lie down upon your 1 bearskin this minute. You'ro a great I deal too weak to go gotting anything for yourself as yet Go baok this rain- ute, sir, and if you want anything I'll pull tho string and Patorson'll oomo and seo what you're after." For wo had fixed up a string between tho two huts, tied to a box at tho end, as a rough means ot communication. "All right, old fellow," ho answered, moro cordially than I had over vet heard him speak to mo. "It's all square. I assuro you. I was only leoluig whetiior you were quito warm and com i luitiiuiu uu yuui i biiuiu. "Perhaps," I thouaht, "tho caro I dozed olt and thought nothing moro at the moment about it Presently I heard a noiso again; and woko up quietly, without starling, but lamp would allow mo, I To my great surpiso A CUUIU UJUkU out somehow that ljemarchant was I .1 .11 : . 1. J! i unuuimi; nun mu uuiuta in iuu meui cine chest "remaps," thought l again "ho want another doso ot quinino. Any. how, I ra too tired and sloepy to ask him anything just now about it." I know he bated tno and I know ho was unscrupulous, but it didn't occur to mo that no would poison tho man who nau jusi neipod mm through a i i e uaugurous jever. At 4 I awoko and proceoded to tako Ol0 0 ray powders. Curiously enough. beforo I tasted it tho gram nppoared to bo rather ccareor and moro granular than tho quinino I had put there. I t00k a iilnoh between mv thumb and finger and plaood it on my touguo by way of testing it Instead of being bitter, tho powdor, I found, was insipid ami almost tastoiess. Could I possibly in my fovcr nud do lirium havo put somo other powdor in I stead ot tho quinino Into the two na I pers. The bare idea made mo tremble i with horror, it, so, l might lmvo poi 1 soned Lenarchaut, who had taken ono I of his powders already, nud was now i sleeping quietly upon his bearskin. At 14, 1385. COLUMBIAN. VOL. X1X.NO 111 COLUMBIA DBMOOItAT, VOI..XI1X, NO 21 least I thought so. Glancing accidentally to his placo that moment I was vnminlv cnnscinm mini 110 wis not really sleeping, but ly ... .. . ing at mo cautiously and furtively through his closed eyelids. Then tho horriblo truth flashed sud denly across mo. I.cmarchant was try. inp to noison mo. Yes, ho had always hated mo. and now that ho knew that I was Dora's disoarded lover ho hated mo worso than ever. Ho had irot up and tiken a bot ttc from tho modicino chest. I felt cor tain, and put something elso instead of quinino inside ray paper, I knew his eyes wcro fixed upon mo then, and for tho moment I dissembled. I turned round nud pretended to swallow tho contents of tho packet. and then lay down upon my rug, as if notning unusual nau happened. Tho fovcr was burning mo fiercely, but I 1... i. 1 1 .. .1 J '. lay awako, kept up bv tho excitement. till I saw that ho was really asleep, aud then onco moro I undid tho paper, I saw at onco what Lomarohant had done. Ho had emptied out tlw qui- nino and replaced it by somo other whito powder, probably arsenic. Hut a littlo of the quinine still adhered to tho loids in the paper, becauso ho had been obliged to substitute it hurriedly. and that at onco proved that it was no mistako ot my own, but that l.cmar- chant had really mado the dchberato attempt to poison me. This is a confession, and a confes- Bion only, so 1 snail make no cltort in any way to cxculpato myself for tho horrid crimo I committed tho next mo- incut True, I was wild witli fever and delirium ; I was maddened witli tho thought that this wretch would raarryDora. I was horrified at tho idea of slecning in tho samo room with him any longor. But still, I acknow- ledge it now, lace to faco with a lonoly death upon this frozen island, it was raun'cr, willful murdnr. I meant to poison him, and I did it. "Ho has set this powder for me, tho villian," I said to him, "and now I shall make him take it without know- ing it. now uo i know that its ar- , ... , . . .. sonic or anvining oiso to ao him any harm 1 His blood bo upon his own head, for aught I know about it. What I put there was simple quinine. If anybody has changed it, ho has changed it himself. Tho pit that he dug for another, ho himself shall fall therein." I wouldn't even test it, for fear I should find it was arsenic, and bo una ble to givo it to him innocently and harmlessly. I roso up and wont over to Lemar- chant s side. Horrors of horrors 1 ho was sleeping soundly I Yes, tho man had tried to poison me. and when he thought ho had seen mo swallow his poisonous powder, so callous and liar. dencd was his nature, that lin iliiln't oven ho awako to watch tho effect of it Ho had dropped off soundly, as if l.l.! Ll 1 .1 J , uuiiiing nau uappeneu, aim was sleep ing now, to all appearance, tho sleep of innocence Being convalescent, in fact, and therefore in need of rest, he slept with unusual soundness. I laid tho altered powder quietly by his pillow, took away his that I had laid out in readiness for him, and crept back to my own placo noiselessly. Thero I lay awake, hot and feverish, wondering to myself hour after hour when ho would ever wake and tako it He sat up, took tho spoonful of treacle. and poured tno powder as usual into tho very middlo ot it. I watched him drink it off at a single gulp without perceiving tho difference, and then I sank back exhausted upon my roll ot sealskins, All that day I was very ill ; and Lemarchant lying tossing besido me, groaned and moaned in a terriblo fash ion. At last tho truth seemed to dawn won him gradually, and ho cried aloud to me; "Doctor, Doctor, quick, tor Heaven's sake! You must get mo out an antidote. Tho powders must navo got mixed somehow, and you'vo given me arsenic instead of quinine, a m certain." "Not a bit of it, Lemarchant,'' I said. I with som'o devilish malico ; "I've given you one of my own packets, that was lying hero besido my pillow. Ho turned as wbito as a sheet tho i . , i . . moment, ue neara mat, and gasped out horridly, "that. that why, that was arsenis 1" But ho never explained in a single word how ho know it, or where it came from. I know, I needed no explanation, and I wanted no lies, so I didn t question him. 1 treated him as well as I could for arsenic poisoning, without saying a word to tho captain and tho other men about it ; for if ho died, I said, it would bo by his own act, aud if my skin could still avail, ho should havo the benefit of it, but tho poison had had tun timo to work boloro 1 gave I him tho antidote, and ho diod bv 7 I o'clock that night in fearful agonies. Then I know I was really a murdorer. My fingers are beginning to get numb, and 1 in at raid I shan t bo able to write much longer. I must bo quick about it if I want to finish this confession. After that camo my retribution. ! havo beeu punished for it, nnd punish cd terribly it they set to work to carry mm out and lay him somowhere. Then for tho ..... ., i .... n rsi nine me idea uasueu across mv mind that thoy oouldn't possibly bury him. Tho ico was too deep every where, and underneath it lay the solid rock of the bAro Granito islands. Thero was no snow even, for tho wind swept it away as fast as it fell, and wo couldn t eo much as decently cover mm. Thero was nothing for it but to lay him out upon tho loy surface. oo wo carried tho stark, frozen body, with its hideous staring eyes wido open, out by tho jutting point of rock behiud tho hut, aud thero wo laid it dressed and upright We stood it up against tho point exactly as If it wero alive, and by aud by the snow camo and frozo it to tho rock, and there it stands to this moment, glaring forever fierce ly upon mo. Whonover I went in or out of tho hut, for thrco long mouths, that hide ous thing stood thoro staring mo in tho faco with rautu indignation, At night when I tried to sleep, tho murdered man stood thero btill in tlio dai knees besido me. Oh God I I dared not say I n word to anybody, but I trembled ov I cry timo I passed it, nud I know what I it was to bo n murderer. 3M 2 M i 00 5 00 1 m III U 1 t 3 CO 4 50 r 0 4 T5 7 RO 12 00 0 60 10 00 IS 00 boo 12 on 10 on 1 Inch a " s " 4 " Vcol i m MHI iff 1AJ COl 6 60 7 00 8 W HI" 17 Wl will " f A. ' S Si ii m i m 01 m mm tn on to (0 3X3 tin a u.. o ii I lUIUIUU O W M w ... w sorted except wlicro parties hai c accounts. Ix-eal advertisements two aoiiare ki ty.',' thrcu insertions, and at that rate for Additional insertions without rctcrcnco to length. v,i,,trf Administrator's, and Auditor's rfo- tlccs three dollars. Transient or Local notices, ten cents a line, n-g-...... .Ht.iiHt.rmpM. hnlf rnten. cf.iainiiin"tininew Directory" column, on dollar a year lur eatu win-. Ill May tho sun camo back again, but still no open water for our Coat. In .luno wo had tho long day, but no opou water. Tho captain began to got impatient nnd despondent, as you will read in tho log,;ho was afraid now wo might novcr get a chance of making tho mouth of tho Lena. Uy-and-by tho scurvy came. (I havo no time now for dctails,my hands are so cramped with cold), and then we began to run short ot provisions: Soon I had them all down upon my hands,and presently wo had to lay Pat terson's corpse besido Lemarchant's on the littlo headland. Then they sank one lifter another sank of cold and hunger, as you will read in the log till 1 alone, who wanted least to live, whh the last left living. I w.n loft alono with thoso nino corpses propped up awfully against tho naked rook, nnd ono of tho nino the, man I had murdered. M iy heaven forgivo nio for that ter rible crimo ; and for pity's sake, who ever you may be, keep it from Dora keep it from Dora I iVly brotherV address is in my pock et lmok. Tho fever nnd remorse alone havo civil mo strength to hold the pen. My hands are quite numbed now. I can write no longer. There tho manuscript ended. Heav en k-iows what effect it may havo upon all of you who read it quietly at homo in ynur easy chairs in England, but wo of tho search party, who took thoso al-mo-ii illegible sheets of Rhnky writing from tho cold fingors of tho ono soli tary corpso within the frozen cabin on the Liakov Islands we read them tliMiigh with such a mingled of awe and horror, and sympathy and pity, as no one c in fully understand who has not been upon nn Arctio expedition. And whu i wo gathorod our sad burdens up to take them off for burial at home, tho corpii to which wo gave the most re verent attention was certainly that of the f i lf-accused murderer. What Bueridan Says. m um'oitr CONOKItNIWl Titouiit.r.s. nn: ikiiian (t ueral Sheridan's report on tho con dili 'ii of affairs in tlio Cheyenne and Aiujipahoc reservation and tho cattle men leases in the Indian territory lias been made public. General Sheridan upo i his arrival learned from Indian Agent Dyer that tho leasing of reser vation lands and tho presence of many whi'L'4 had a teudoncy to breed discon tent .Hid dissatisfaction among the In dian. He then consulted some of tho Indian chiefs nnd tho burden of their complaint was the leasing of lands of their reservation, which they had op piiMihin tho strongest terms whenever opportunity afforded. Thoy complain ed ih-it many of their ponies had been sloli'ii and their small herds of cattle nln- i bed by cattlemen and cowboys. AN INDIAN AOEXT UI.AMI'.Il. General Sheridan blames Indian Ag- nt Miles for much of this trouble. Inti'i views with Indian 'chiefs who had Hignid leases showed they had been impo'ed unon by Miles. General Sher idan saw tho leaseholders, who claimed that a general council was held and that chiefs and head men representing !)." per cent of tho Indians consented to lu iiug tho land. Whether this bo corn et or not, ho says, is hard to de termi.'ic now. He estimates that 210, 000 cattle aro ou the leased lands. Tho icnt has been paid and tho les teen havo fulfilled their contracts, al though tho Indians havo dono much to nggrivnto them by killing their stock wh n latiotis wero short Thcranches of t'losu lessees, however, without fauli of theirs, havo becomo tbo head- quut'ers of a roving, rcstlees class of adventurers, who aro lawless and tin cout rolablo and whoso influcnco on tho Indians is of tlio worst character when friendly and leads to theft and some t'nii' s murder when at enmity. fu concluding tho ueneral recco- iiienils in tho strongest terras a com plete reorganization of tlio affairs of the reservation. There are," he says, "within its limit!- too many whito people who have no business there. Tlieso should bu ob'iged to leave at onco and no ono alio ted to remain who is not officially connected with the agency or tho mili tary post." A Mll.irAItY OITIOWI I'OIt AOKNT. With a view of regulating this white population General Sheridan recom mends a military officer as agent and say Indians blame the agent nnd em ployes for causing tho excitement whii'h has prevailed there for somo weeks past by threatening to disarm the Choycnnes and Arrapahocs and add": "Therefore tho agents' power is gone and I doubt if it can bo restored, except by absoluto subjugation or plao ing, hero now officials, in whom tho Indians will havo faith, turmness, justice and above nil, patience, shoyld govern lu dealing with them. They cannot bo expected to do in a day or two or in a long series of yevrs what their eastern brethren, the Cherokees and Choctaws, havo done. They aro plaint. Indians nomads and meat cat ers and have nover until recently even attempted to till the soil and any other than slow progress must not bo exp e'ed, unless it bo tlio desiro of tho government to accomplish their civiliz ition by forced menus." The Gold Summer of 1816. S'uty-nino years ago, says an ox- chaiiL"', was tho "year without a Sum mer." Frost occured in every month in the year 181G- Ice formed half an inch thick in May; snow fell to the depth ot thrco inches in the interior of Now York and Massachusetts in June; ico wbb formed tho thickness of com mon window glass throughout New York ou tho 5th of July; Indian corn was trozen bo that tho greater part was cut down and dried for fodder in August, aud farmers supplied them solves from tho corn produced in 1815 tor seed in tho bprmg of 1817 Chili pays a bounty of $5 a head for tho scalps of condors, but thejbirds aro bo sly that it does not pay to hunt them. t w i J u I !J US 1 M 1 Ml J 00 JSJ 3 0(J T5 S W JM iW 4 DO A Missouri editor, soliciting sub scriptions to his paper, declares that n neglect to tako interett in reading the hows of tho day is an infallible sympt om of early death.