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> f THE UPPER DBS MOINES. ALGONA, IOWA, Wttr>ffl?.at)AY. NOVEMBER 16.1892. 1RITABLE DEMON il^' Lightning War Ship Which is Being Built by Uncle Sam, feuse, but they are adapted for tlie three forms of naval operations named. Described in semi-technical language, the rani's most Important features are as follows: Her extreme length, over all, is 251 feet; extreme breadth, 43 feet 6 Inches; total depth, from bottom I of keel to crown of deck, 22 feet 10 I inches. Under normal conditions she ! will draw 14 feet 11 inches of water, and at this draught her displacement is 2,155 tons. When going into action, however, she Is lowered In the ivater to a fighting draught of 15 feet 5 inches, and her displacement Is then increased to 2,240 tons. Tin feature which is apt at first glance to strike the observer as most _.i ~- remarkable is the peculiar shape of the hull. Tho lower portion of the hull i \Vlll Easily PloW Her Way Instead of being parabolic, as In other 5 ' vessels, is dish-shaped up to a sharp be Known as the A lumen Ham, and Will be Practically Invulnerable. Through tlie Enemy's Big War Ships. Chicago Times: A novel lighting I machine for the new navy is now in nrodess of constructAou at tfye iron l<prks in 'Bath, Me. Nothing else of h, or ah 1 , or sea very much resem- t'liis new demon of naval warfare, she is neither gunboat, cruiser nor I torpedo boat. She Is, In fact, a ram. a ponderous steel boat of high engine Lower and very little exposure above water, tlie intentions of the creator I being for her to jab her pointed prow dear through the mailed or miprotect- sides of any possible enemy she jy encounter In lho defense of the | American coast line. The new vessel is called the Ammen [defense rain, after her Inventor, ami is tlie first of her type ever construct- She is not yot finished, but is well I udder way, and could put to sea in a very short time If exigencies of na| ttonal relations demanded. In designing her every feature that I would tend to adapt her the better to her single mode of attack was carefully considered and developed to the highest practicable degree. Other war ships, it is true, have powerful rain bows, and the reader has doubtless not failed to observe the dangerous spurs}'projecting from the bows of all oui 1 new cruisers. The value of rain- I inlug in modern naval warfare is not (overlooked in any of the vessels now [ built. But other war ships also carry powerful batteries of guns, and, as a rule, torpedo outfits. The gun, the torpedo and the rain are the three great •marine weapons, the greatest importance being usually attached to the ^ gun. The Arnnien rain, however, will have no torpedoes, nor will she carry any guns, save four small, rapid lirmg pieces, added to her equipment as an afterthought with a view of affording some protection against boat attacks. She Is a ram. pure and simple, and nothing else. Shu is not intended to cruise or to capture prizes or to bombard cities and forts. Her single mission is to sally forth from a threatened home port and to attack the hostile vessels, sinking them by maims of blows from her deadly beak. Lying low in the water she offers a poor target to the enemy's guns, and, even if struck, she is impervious to projectiles . which wuild be harmlessly deflected from her curved "turtle hack" deck, ( clad with thick steel armor. Upon sighting the enemy the captain ot tlie ram would enter his conning tower, the walls of which are formed of eighteen inches of solid steel, and m this eafe retreat he would direct the movements of his destructive craft, his attention undiverted by guns or torpedoes, and his confidence and coolness strengthened by the knowledge th.it his vessel is practically invulnerable to hostile suns. Ho would dash at his, Joe relei^essly, seeking to strike him 'a fair blow, which, when properly delivered, would almost surely If it did not at once sink, MADCAP. —or— THE STORY OF A SIN. BY HELEN B. MATHERS. r uay. At "knuckle," which runs completely around the vessel, forming a sharp blade, the edge of which Is ordinarily six inches beneath the surface of the water, but one foot below at the fighting draught. This bladellke side is most notable characteristic of the ram It was adopted not only to facilitate exit from an enemy's hull after ram ining, but in order that, after striking an antagonist's side, the latter mlgh be ripped—indeed, literally cut—away It also Increases the destructive effec of a gigantic blow and at the sam time Increases the rain's structura strength. Above this "knucklp," o blade, the shape of the hull Is that o a circular arc with a radius amldship of about thirty-nine feet. There 1 thus formed a curved deck, or "turtl< back," which is armored throughou the thickness of armor tapering froi six inches at the "knuckle" to two inches at the crown of deck. Below the "Knuckle" extends an armor belt five feet dcc-,1, the thickness of this belt tapering from six to three inches. The walls of the conning tower are eighteen inches thick. The lower portions of the smokestack and the ventilators are protected with six inches of armor. All the r.rmor is of steel. The new boat Is to be lighted with electricity throughout and she will be submerged to lighting trim by means of Kingston valves in tlie various water-tight compartments.' JArtiilcial air is to be supplied through ducts -connected with the armored ventilators. I The force draft system will consist of two blowers for each fire room, delivering Into an air-tight flije room, j There will also be steam reversing, gear, ash-hoist, turning engines, auxiliary pumps, engine-room ventilating fans anil distilling apparatus. The vessel is being constructed with. a double bottom the entire length, two feet between the shells, and divided into numerous cells. The framing is on the longitudinal system, and groat strength is given to the structure by tlie longitudinals and girders being continued from stem to stern. The vertical keel, four of the longitudinal frames, and tlie armor shelves are to be water-tight. At every twenty feet the transverse lie Knew nimselt to be a murderer m ntent, if not in deed, that the homi- klal impulse that had moved him in ,he haytield had, oti the occason of lies- ,er'3 threatening to harm Madcap, lardened itself into a rooted determina* ,ion to kill her. rather than that his wife should be allowed to suffer; and if he had by a hair's breadth escaped the rime', he was at heart guilty as though iis hand had committed it. He clinch- id that hand now in a fury of impotence, ind cursed it that when by striking it night have saved Madcap's life, it had forborne to lift itself; and so he was ruined and undone forever. Hester should die; but that would not bring Madcap, back, and as the miserable man gazed around the deserted room, meeting atevery hand those mute tokens of her late presence that make the pitiful language by which our dead speak to us, vengeance showed to him as dust and ashes, and hatred of Ilester died in his breast, as, thinking only of her, he stretched out his hands to the empty air, and cursed his Maker that he was not lying in her arms beneath the sod. .t half past nine o'clock, a model of the house in which the murder had been committed was brought in and placed upon the table in the center of the court. ... , At ten o'clock the prisoner, Hester Clarke, was placed in the dock, and the clerk proceeded to read over the indictment to the prisoner, after which .the jury were sworn, and the prisoner, in a low voice, having pleaded not guilty^ Mr. Montague rose to address the jury for the prosecution. ID UJ. VODVylt WiVIt* , He commenced by calling upon them to dismiss from their minds any impressions they might previously have formed of the murder of the young, beloved, and beautiful lady who had fallen a victim to the hand of the assassin. He dwelt upon the awful haste, and the peculiarly pathetic circumstances that had attended her last moments- how, when practically a dying woman, she had yet lingered on till her little prematurely born babe saw. the light, and then had died, unconscious to the last of having an enemy in the world, sending with almost her dying breath a message to the prisoner at the bar. He then proceeded to state that Mrs. Eyre had lately lived in great tranquility and retirement, their sole visitor be- ins Lord Lovel. . He would presently show that the visits of tho latter had an important bearing on the case, but meanwhile he would describe the lied Hall, a model of which lay on the table. From the manner in which it was blocked up by stables and other buildings at tho side, and by the cliff in the rear, it womd be shown how almost impossible it was to gain access to Mrs. Eyre's bedroom ciiAi'TEii xx, i without attempting it from the front. The frames are also to be C'mist thon hind the swoot Influences of the P,(.-Indus, or loose tlio bniida oC Orion? And now to hear what the outside world—"respectability with its thousand pigs"—had said to tlie dee<4 of violence committed at the Had Hall. Within twelve hours of Mrs. Eyre's death, me whole country-side was ringing •with it; the house was besieged by persons who came from far and near to ask if the dread report were true, and to ,','lean such details of the tragedy as tney might. The scandals that had been afloat concerning Madcap were forgotten in the horror her fate excited—only her youth and sweetness were remembered now, and an indignant throb of pity tor the murdered, of hatred for the murderer, thrilled every heart. Tlie disappearance of the diamonds reduced the crime to one of simple jii-ortd: but there were persons, of whom Mrs. Transome was one, who boldly dei dared that they did not believe a word I about the diamonds, but felt sure Mr. Eyre, had killed her in a fit of jealousy I at her flirtation with Lord Lovel. But this idea-for Mr. Eyre's devotion to his wife was well known, and no "•router proof of his love could be asked ' than the conscious, possibly dying, state in which he now lay—was received cold-. , Iv; and, indeed, the first confusion and horror had scarcely subsided, when it • lu'came known that the man Digges was released, and the woman Hester OlarUe, after a short preliminary m- mr rv been committed to take her trial on the capital charge at tho next as- sies. And then the public curiosity, ihat had slackened a little over so dull a criminal as thegardener, rose to fever heat, as. bit by bit, the circumstances oo/ed out that were said to have led to hP Lord e Lovel had been at Bed Hall on that fatal night, and his discarded mis- There was no question ot the servants ncerned in the murder, as they uvas had followed him there, and, watcr-tlEht, so that the space between | 3tim <r to a jealous madness, had gained watciUttiu, & _ _ , divided | MCCOYS to Mrs. Eyre, and stabbed her to ght.j t H/heart, then escaped before themur- tiie I dpr was discovered; this was the '— *" 1 accOLintbruiteil abroad. A second declared that Mr. Eyre into move compartments, inner shell is The vessel divided by above transverse and longitudinal bulkheads into thirty- hori- disable,' the most powerful battle ship. to be 'expected It i«! of course, not — -- that a single ram like that just launch- tained in 1hat way - . in the case of oicnn .ary serious man m '" u •-•— , vessels she is nevertheless exposed two wat'cr-tight compartments, making in all about 100 compartments. The engines are to be of the ssontal, directracting triple-expansion type, with cylinders 30 and 50 Inches hi diameter and 30 inches stroke. The indicated horse-power will be 4,800, at. 150 revolutions a minute. Each on- riue will have an auxiliary condenser, with combined air and circulating pump. The boat will have two double- ended boilers 13 feet C inches in d amc- tor bv 11 foot (5 inches long, and one single-ended boiler of the same dimensions all for a working pressure of ICO iiounds to the square inch. • l U is interesting to note that there is but one vessel in the world Avhich bears even the remotest resemblance to SS Ammen ram. This is the British torpedo ram Polyphemus, a v*sel built some eleven years ago. bho is Sitly inrscr than the Ammen ran, ^rS;S^;a^ated about eighteen knots. She has a i tie-back" deck, and possesses m'her noiuts of resemblance Ammen mm, from which she differs Ammen '-^'^ umlol , wnt0 r contou ,t ruction of her hull, and fact supposed to be engaged below, had dis of to the covered Lord Lovel hidden in the house Mfter he had ostensibly lett it, and tha in the struggle which ensued, Mr. Lyre hinl snatched up a weapon, that Imc pu'reed Madcap as she threw hersel between the two men, her cries bring n" the sardener to her rescue, wh vas forthwith seized by the servants as ^hutfacc'ount emphatically denied two former ones, and said that the uurderhad beencpmmittedby a tramp, ,vho had been refused alms at the servants' hall, and, hanging about the drawing- , , Mace, saw her through the drawing- •oom windows with the diamonds on her neck and arms, and by means of a ladler placed against the wall, had later on entered her bedroom window, but diii" her awake, had stabbed her, i'l escaped with his booty. The pathetic circumstances of Madcap's death, the knowledge of how she had been but a dying woman when her " (1 was born, silenced more than 9110 n'-'"t lent tongue, and gradually, during ho fortnight that elapsed between her ,Uh and the opening ot the assizes at Manuiton, the opinion that she had ' more thoughtless than sinning, being concerned - . were all below stairs at the time, with the exception of the nurse, who• wasi in conversation with Lord Lovel when the shriek was heard that announced some fatal event, and set every one rushing toward the wing in winch Mrs. Eyie s room was situated. . Not one of them bore her any malice; even the gardener, when arrested lor the crime, declared his inability to commit it, because she had always been kind to him, and (to use his own words) he had studied her likes and dislikes even beyond those of his master. There was not a single soul living who could have an unkind impulse toward her save tho prisoner at the bar, who had been possessed of that cruelest. most unreasoning madness that can take possession of the human heart—jeal- Fo'r the innocent intercourse that had taken place between that poor murdered young lady and her old companion ami playfellow. Lord Lovpl. had been exaggerated, by vulcar report, into a onnection very different to the one hat existed; and on -the. evening in question, the prisoner had lolluwedliim to the Bed Hall, and, herself hidden, jeen witness to, i'lid auditor of, a conversation that took place beuveen Mrs. Eyre and Lord Lovei, Mr. Eyre bavins.' :emporarily withdrawn to the next U 'lt would be shown in Lord Lovers evidence how, after wishing Ins nostess cood night, lie waited awhile lor Mr. Eyre, but presently departed, the butler locking the door behind him. But in the moonlight he distinctly saw a fieure cross to the wing opposite Mrs. Eyre's room, smd in which the nurseries were situated, and quickly following it, found, to all appearance, the rooms untenanted, save by the sleeping children. Tho nurse shortly entering, he ad- i vanced with her to the inner room, and he had stood for, perhaps, some five or six minutes conversing with her, when the cry was heard of which mention has been before made. It was to be remembered that Mr. Eyre and the servants were all below stairs; from the back her room was unapproachable, and the only possible manner by which the murderer could have cot ingress to it was by a ladder placed against the wall by the gardener that afternoon, and forgotten by him in the discharge of his duties until very late that night; but on this oversight the most important evidence or tlie whole case hinged, and .would be gone into in due course. On reaching Mrs. Eyre's apartment they were horror-struck to see her bleeding and unconscious, while Mr. fancied resemblance to the .ono tot whose murder Janet Stork had inithRt court been tried in May last; but certain evidence would be Induced to show that even this pure affection was touched with guilt, as she long ago had made her plans to steal, the child, and go away with him, and in the teeth of danger was returning for that very pm- pose, when she found that the little one was by death escaping to the mother whom he had oved above all else on earth. It would be shown that tlie prisoner was doubly jealous ot the victim, both by her belief that Lord Lovel secretly adored, while he profoundly imnorpd Mrs. ISvre, and because she S imaVle to de&cl the child's superior love from his mother to herself, thus mixing the basest alloy with that pure affection which might have been her saving, had she permitted it fill1 play. Early next morning the child died, ana in the same moment Mr. Esrreawaiwin; ed from the deadly stupor that had held him in its grip, and his just impulse being to brine to ustice the slaver of his beloved wife, and instinct guiding him in the right direction, he mustered strength to descend to the hall, wlittie, . W1L .,,,. unknown to him, the constable \yaited | a deal with a warrant for the apprehension> of the prisoner in his hand. Within n\n minutes she was arrested with the little dead child on her knees, and on being led away and searched in jail, there was found In her pocket a long, narrow knife, with a slender handle, and a coi- responding stain of blood in the pocket, proving that it must have been placed there when wet and dripping with tho blood of tho victim. But thei'o was ono piece of evidence more damning than all which irrevocably chained tuo accused to the deed; it was this, lho housemaid who had been deputed to sot tlie room in order after its unhappy mistress's death, had, in the natural & cigar out of doors that evem probably see it, and be angry V for disobeying his orders, on lift v He "had, therefore, put on fear and horror of tho situation, pert formed her duties butcarolessly, so that she had overlooked a fact that tho de- tictivehad the next day discovered, vi7,.,atorn piece of a woman's dress caught in a projecting nail on the back of tVie chair in which .the victim had been seated when surprised by the rani- derer. This fragment of clothing had been found to exactly fit a piece missing from tho front of the prisoner's irown, while the gash on her; hand answered to the width of tho knife .found in her pocket, and mieht be conjectured to have been accidentally inflicted on herself, while stabbing at the poor young lady. That she should have entered the room, and left it belore the murder had been committed, was proved to be aii impossibility, by the fact ot her having the, dripping knite in her possession, unless it was to bo supposed that she had willfully, and for tlie purpose of attracting suspicion to herself. In cold blood, have inflicted tlio wound upon her own flesh. If he were obliged to anticipate the his hand. ± ne drawing-room window was also open, and as much as could be seen of tlie room behind, brightly lit ("«« of a muck of candles," inTHgges' vernacu- la"), and he drew back when he saw two people in the window, so frightened that ho had much ado not to cry out. Asked why he was frightened, he said that one was his mistress, and she had got nre playing all about her head, and neck and arms. He wondered Lord Lovel did not try to put it out. \ but they were just talking quietly, as u there was nothing the matter at aiv-iie got a bit nearer and thought she must have got a swarm of fire-flies dangling round her made into a necklace and hendn'ece. Diamonds? He had hojvra of such things, but ho had never seen them, though he supposed they meant a deal of money. 1C those wore diamonds she had got on, ho had many a time seen glow-worms give a handsome licht, and yet they weren't worth no money to speak off Did they soo him No. they were talking "courtiug-like;» ami hero tho unhappy man, with a terrified look at his* master, relapsed into contortions more f righttul than before. A slight smile of pity curled Mr. Eyre's lips as he looked at him, but Dlgges, seeing tho smile, took heart, and thought that his master was not angry. What were Lord Lovel and his mistress saving? He didn't know that ho could answer that; folks had no business to repeat things that they overheard. But on being browbeaten and bullied, ana on receiving a slight nod from Mr. Eyre, Diggos very unwillingly and frowiiing- 10° said 'as how she'd allns luv'd him, and ever should, and ho took her hand and kissed it as if it was ever so," faltered out, Diggw, and all present turned to look at Mr. Eyre, who stood, with lips and brow llrtn as a rock, as ni- di Hermit to their ua/o. as though ho were alone. in the dark as to what might be set up; and if it was urged that the prisoner neither gained by, nor could have any motive for the crime, he would reply that such was of the human motives no one (To be continued.) TAM1NC THE TROMBONE. How This Ill-mill IH A«n!iimi>nnli«ML >>y tho The skill and Ingenuity of the musical Instrument maker have just, succeeded In endowing the trombone player with new and somewhat startling powers. The trombone has always secured an Incomprehensibly stupid instrument to uninitiated auditor. He hears u succos- of notes dodging about a. rather limited scale, and he watches five gentleman who is Industriously engaged in pumping up the music, but on the surface tilt-re is something essentially incon- and he ,,^ slsteiit between the phenomena, could conceive. Per- generally abandons tho task of connect- Ing cause with effect, says the Tall Mall Gazette. A totally now kind of surprise is In store for him. It has hlterto been, iin- who could have had one? I possible to "muto" the trombone-Hi* «•» True' the jewels Mrs. Byre wore that neighbors of such arc still aspire to ni"ht had disappeared; but when it was uc i e ncy upon it know by tnlin remembered that a crowd of ser- UJlfUl VDH Jtvy v...w « i ,, 1 i. 4 1 4- l. rtl , bans the prisoner had thought that, hei honorable, beloved rival once removed, she would be first in Lord Level's at-1 to be remembered -.. -.-- vants had been let loose in the room, altogether demoralized by the confusion ., , t™ _ • A J.I —-. 14- itrn a 1 niTinCtG I MlO l.H bitter experience. Cornets, horns, and trumpets have all been muted either by the intrusion of a wooden plug in the bell, or, in Eyre himself, roused by her cry, having reached her more quickly than that Met botli f the Am- looked for with both by the pro« and to construct It is th ho much more < for tho United . fairly numerous fleet, of such of coast defense """ ovtiays for the ' costly battle ships, f ~ ,edes the necessity ^a^itata^ and iill the Ironed"ground, while the strong im- prossiou against Hester Clarke deepen- bU That after two days' flight she should have been arrested in the Bed Hall itself with the dead child of its murder- el mistress on her knees, was held as but another proof of her guilt. It is he fascination that the victim has for the slayer that leads to so many con- •nctions, and Hester's affection tor the ciiild being unknown beyond the vil- h «e her presence at his death was supposed to be the result of mere accident. Meanwhile the Duke and Duchess had unexpectedly returned, he to offei s sympathy ami support to Mr. Eyre his present unhappy position; she to "me the hours till the opening (lay of the assizes, when, in company with cer- { ?n other line ladies of the county, she would occupy a seat whence she could see nd hear everything that passed in court and once more behold the man between whom and herself there was no Madcap to stand now. her of tho latter. rams could be built for cost for of, mining o h ot / m to shale that causes the [c off from year to numlior of rams of Defeat twice that number my's battle shins. of an ene- .nys imuie SUM- The"contract.price of the ram is $030,000; the cost of a Hwtomaa battle ship is over ?3,000,uw. final lake, nm \^^mt jilM>O o the ;t the U Krtone is growing -;SL'^E a U M £ would not break off, BOOK III, WINNOWED. CHAPTER I. O! little dirt my mlther think The day she cradled me, The lands I was to travel in, Or tho death I wa3 to dlol Hester Clarke c 0 .™ 1 " 6 " 0 ' -w-r 1—*v-» Twelfth, en and terminated on the following Satur- to which must be added immanent of guns and torpedoes, aw rams ara comparatively cheap to mam tain; the battle ships extremely pensive. Yet, on the other hand, have but one sphtere of They are useless for cruising purpose* tor bombardment, for commerce oe , tstraotion. The battle ships are not; on j ty ot immense importance to cow n^ that case but would wear rapids. In any case, away ana form a if the falls should ex- rams the present o'clock in the morning the best seats in court were occupied by bes sea ladies and on the bench were the Duke ma- ing * they, by ascending the staircase led from his study to tlie bedroom, was stanching the blood that flowed from Almost immediately afterward, the diamonds she had worn that night were discovered to be missing, and a man seen to be peering in at the window, who was immediately seized upon, and in due course committed for trial as the murderer. As prisoner, his lips were c^sed, but when Mr. Eyre awakened from the stupor into which the death of his wife had thrown him, he immediately ordered the man's release, and demanded the committal of the only person living who could have desired to harm his wife and so were able to obtain from his gardener the real story of that unhappy night. That evidence would presently be related, for the present it was sufficient to say that he had forgotten to remove the ladder from the side of the house during the afternoon, and, remembering it late at night, and fearing Mr. Eyre's displeasure, had gone up to the Hall, and after watching about some time, was in the act 9f grasping it for removal, when, by its weight, he felt that something was on it, and the next moment heard a shriek above him, and head foremost, at the peril of her neck, the prisoner had come rushing down almost into the man's arms. It might be argued that the shriek she gave was of horror at something she nad beheld through the open window, but it was far more probable that it escaped her in the sudden fear that possessed her at finding some one at the foot of the ladder and so cutting off her escape, while an innocent person would certainly have raised an alarm, and, with natural horror, described what she had seen above, instead of fighting with the man like a wild cat (to use his own words) and so escaping him, not a trace of her being found for two whole days. But on the third night she returned secretly to the Bed Hall, supposing that the nurse, in whose confidence she appeared to be, would admit her; but JLord Lovel, who was sitting up with Mr. Eyre's sick child, opened the door, and seeing her disordered condition and creates thieves, the diamonds had not been snatched up and hidden away, to appear in other form when the hue and cry after them was past. The committal of the inanDigges had been a blunder of iutiticel'or which there was none counting; had he been guilty he would not deliberately have shown lumselt to the assembled household at a moment when all eyes naturally were seeking for the murderer. It would be said that the evidence was'merely circumstantial, and this was so; but if all the parts, if each atom of the evidence were complete, ho thought it was as conclusive evidence as could be had. The parts of evidence must not be considered separately, but taken altogether; and if the chain of proof were complete, the objection to such proof fell to the ground. He would now call those witnesses who it they contradicted neither each other nor themselves, might lie considered to pive something better than even direct nates, other county mag' ely afterward accommodated A French ! in tartaric those who could not be accommodatec with sSS on the bench, disposed them, selves in the body of the court. The counsel for the prosecution were Montague Mr. Chambers, and Mr, He then proceeded to tell the jur\ their duty in the case before him. it was one that required firm minds ami upright hearts, with clear and intelligent understandings. Should their verdict be an acquittal, it must be in the teeth of overwhelming testimony to the contrary. It, on the other hand, they found a verdict ol guilty, it would afford satisfaction to tl'ose who, taking into consideration the youth and blamelessness of the victim, could (hid no parallel to its cruelty in the history of crime. He spoke for twenty minutes, but this was the gist of his speech, when he reseated himself, from the Judge downward, there was only one person present who had not mentally registered a verdict of guilty against the pnsoa- r The first witness to the accusation was the man Digges. Ashen-hued, trembling, his knees knocking together with fear, he was placed more dead than alive in the box. When called upon to take the oath, ho staredidiotically, uttering such uncouth howls, as set the whole court into stifled laughter, and could not be got to touch the Bible, being fully persuaded that whatever he did would conduce to his ruin—and only on catching Mr. Eyre's eye and receiving from him a reassuring glance, showed any sign of recovering his scattered wits. And so the inquiry into the bitter tragedy of Madcap's death began with broadest farce, for the sense of what the man said seemed actually lost in the absurdity of how he looked while saying it—though the sum total dragged bit by bit from his unwilling lips and omitting all legal wrangles, was as follows:— On the afternoon of the murder, he had placed a ladder against his mistress's window for the purpose of removing some weeds that were growing around it; but being wanted by the cook for some kitchen-stuff, he hadfor- tho bell with one of tlio hands of the player. In the trombone the bell is not only too far away to be muted in this but tho whole structure of tlie makes such an operation, impracticable. Tho problem has, however, ;)oen solved by an Invention known as Lho "echo attachment." A piston plac'ed just under tho hand used in holing lho trombone can be depressed by a touch of the little linger, and is returned by a spring the moment tho pressure Is removed. The effect of lowering the piston is to switch off the air current, Into a. long and torturous tube-, the same length as the, main body of the trombone. This terminates not in a cell, but a curious, Irregular cone, HO that lho sound Is not "blared forth" but only "gently looted." Tho echo attachment, is KO'arranged that tho whole of It is hidden by the bell of the trombone, when the player faces the audience. By its aid seemingly distant music can bo produced in the front of tho orchestra without the device of hiding tho trombone behind the scenery or in an angel's gallery; but, best of all, tho trombone player's pupil can spend the evening in lighting with his octaves. . • hand deeply gashed and stained with blood, in the name of mercy, and possibly on account of the past relations that had existed between them, bade her escape while there was yej time, and before Mr. Eyre should awaken from living death in which he lay, tp de* prisoner's perverted heart ess wa.8 to befouM ift COUK l\Ji OULUU JtVlH^UOU-QVWW., MW *»€*« *w* gotten the ladder till reminded of it by his master, who had come into the hothouse about four o'clock, and had told him to saddle a horse and ride to the nearest town where exotics might be purchased, and to bring back all that he could find. In doing this he had forgotten the ladder, and,, after arranging the flowers, • ' ;one borne IP? hw pupper, and, to 1 ' at half past ten he had woke remembered, th^e ladder, and A TIGER'S LOVE OF PERFUME. KIViKil nf a Sw«!i!t. Sci-iit Upon tl>« Anlmnl I'risil HIM. London Telegraph: A lady correspondent svrites that the recent article* in tills journal on the influence of inusio upon certain animals reminded her of a visit which she paid four or five years igo to the country menagerie. She Avas iccompaniert by her brother, the lato Uov. .1. G. Wood, who wished to demonstrate to a party tho effect of scent upon tho brute creation. "No sooner," she states, "wore wo near the cages containing the lions and tigers than they got restless and rubbed themselves against tho bars, evidently rocogiiixing a friend •' in my brother. They recognized his caresses with much pleasure, though apparently with the expectation of something more- to come. Upon his taking a small bottle from one pocket and some pieces of thick brown paper from another, their excitement increased. Ho poured a little lavender water upon tlio paper, and calling each animal by name, presented it upon a stick to the favored one, who, on taking it, rubbed tho paper upon paws, cheeks and back, and Indulged in other antics, all expressive of extreme' delight. When two animals were in ono cage, the favored possessor of the scent would lie down upon the paper and roll over and over upon it to keep it from its disappointed mate. The strange part of the matter was that no other scent than lavender water had any attractions for these creatures," Mov. 1'lliik Hunk on Love, Now York Herald: Love is called do divine passion, deah breddera, but de klne ob love dat makes a man murder de objeck ob his affeckehuin hez more hell dan hebben in its compoaishupi,

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