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STORY OF CASTE. I «To rest insteao. of "dancing with me? t is a doubtful compliment, Lord Har* bvtrt, Is It not," she asked lightfy. i "You know I do not mean that; but you an itnaaine inv real motive, Miss Worth, rigtqn, I am sure," ins lordsinp said. : «Yoti give me credit for understanding htuitively then? I may be very clever, sord Harcom-t, but my talent falls short of "hat. I understand what you say, scarcely jirtint you may intend. \ There was a tenderness lacking In her banner which his lordship did not like; |ut her beauty was still all-powerful—he duld not resist its charm. "1 must try to make myself moreintclli. ble then, Florence." And as Ire spoke Be drew her farther into the conservato- The girl was inwardly trembling tind mlderiiig. Could he only have known ! There was a little inner room, Florence's iwn .sanctum, where her piano and birds ere, and which was rarely entered by any ve herself; but his lordship seemed to link already that he had the right of en•mice he was leading her towards it. i'I thought you said those chairs were impting? We are passing them," she lid. "Because I see a safer haven," he return- d. "Von seel know your bower, Florce." "Yes, but I never grant admission there any one save papa, Lcrd Ilarcoiu-t," she id. Kin lordship however seemed to imagine iat admittance to Miss Wortliington's iwcr was his by right. Florence felt that the fates were holding At to her what she must at once accept or •sign for ever. She knew Lord Harcourt ell enough to feel sure that tho privi. would never again he accorded to her. ;he coronet is in his outstretched hand for [er to take or leave.' Oh that she could ,st it down 1 But she dared not. They were not alone, after all, and "sne ught at a straw. Hugh Carleton was dieting his grievance, and also Irving to d a breath of cooler air amongst the rns—not in Florence's boudoir—that he _ver would have dared to enter without ferinission, though he had been there many ;ines. As their footsteps approached, Mr. [nrleton got up quicKly, and was passing cm without n word. "Do not lot us scare you away Hugh.— 'e arc, like yourself, I dare say", only try- g to find u cooler place," Miss Worthing- m said, with unwonted nervousness in her lanner. Mr. Carlcton muttered a few scarcely in- illible words, still trying eagerly as far as >litenoss would admit, to pass them in the ry narrow space between the (lowers and jemselves. "Look, Hugh, how beautifully the or- ?e-treo yon brought me from Nethcr- ood is progressing/ Positively there arc me little oranges on it," Florence said irvotisly, still preventing his egress, Lord rconrt the while look ing very black. I have seen it many times, Miss Worth- gton, by day-light. 'l am glad it thrives [ell," Mr. Carleton answered; and with a isperate cfl'ort ho passed them, striding iekly from the spot, his white plumed ,t in his band, his handsome heart erect, d a pang passing through Miss Worthing. fya heart the while. [lie did not care very much for Hugh .eton, but thought she cared more than _ -cully did; her heart however was as jUiitouched, and all her sorrow was for j|lf—there was little for him; and with"" mputhy there cannot be much love, irence was alone now, she thought, jShcr fate—and her fate apparently in fry enviable a temper. L r. Carleton seemed as much disin- 1 for our society, Florence, us I must 'ps I did for his. lie might have pass, f jou a little, more courteously though," jljr'd Uarcourt declared. [f'HuirU Curleton can rarely be accused discourtesy, I think," Miss Worlhing- jin answered, true to her woman's instinct " defend lit any risk any one she liked. "Oh, no, I can well imagine that. He- ievo me, I intended no reproach. But, fjlorence, allow me to ask you to what cx- iiordinary privilege does he owe the far Or of your calling him by bis chistian Ij-nie?" ;IIis lordship's tones were angry. He had .d wit enough to see the effort that Miss brtliiiigton had inudi; in order that thc-ir [te-n-tete should be disturbed, and it was t soothing to his amour propre; still it ^ lit have been only girlishness, ho [ought, though .Miss Worthington was it often troubled with such gaueherie; it s her proud self-possession combined th beauty, which attracted bis lordship's lirution. The present little hindrance iwevcr only added zest to Lord Ilur- in-t's desire. He leant down towards lora's face, and looked searcbingly into eyes for tho truth ho had not the wit .find or ignore. i'Why is Mr. Carleton 'Hugh' to you, 'i-encc?" his lordship asked. S'Uy the right of old friendship only, I, pose, Lord Harcourt, if yon care, to' she answered carelessly. "His .ers are amongst my greatest friends; for many years we have stayed frc- nitly at Xotherwood his father's place, have known each other almost from dhood. Are you content?" ^carcely yet, Florence. Are you sure [re is no nearer and dearer tie than old inrtshipV" Lord llarcourt pursued. \"B Wortimiglon's fair face tiirmul lot; her pride was aroused at his pro- ing to question her in such a fashion, she tried almost vainly to control herself. Harcourt I do not acknowledge " right to question me on such a point," aid haughtily. Nevertheless I hope you will undor- d in a few moments—at any rate, I try to exculpate myself," his lordship ered, in more lover-like tones. "But :iay be disturbed again. (.Jive me a •minutes, a few words only with yon, ;ence, in your little sanctum yonder." cannot do what you ask, Lord Ilar- 't; the guests will think my absence jrangc, and, should we be discovered, (puld be scarcely iiomine il fant." Worthington felt in u soru dilom- the title she craved for, but the love- she knew she was on the brink of Lord Harcourt wti* very distat'eful cr. t must be now or never, Florence," ordship answered firmly. ncl she knew too well it must be so ething in his voice and manner told that the game was hardly worth the 'lie to him. iVe are alone; you can tell me .what wish here," she said, her burning face down over the orange tree. "Listen, 1 llarcourt; there is another delicious './.. People are too wisely employed to ble themselves abort us." JWo can join them soon, if you like, ence; but you must hear me now," .ordship returned with painful deliber- It was love-making without love on ler side. "Listen to me," be went on, you will admit my right to question |as I have clone. I do not wish to force uswer from you on such an occasion as but, Florence, you rou»t see that I [you, that your beauty Iw- "nchained (an.4 I fgel that J am not reut to DJS MQINES, ALQONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1892. you," Lord,Harcourt sam in clear tones- Ins voice whs always well modulated. "I can ofter 5-011 a splendid home—a title nn- dimmed by a single mesalliance in our house since it was created. That alone Will trtl how highly I honor you, Miss Worth5:,gton." His lordship's heart of course was included in all that he proffered her. • The offer was made and the love-scene nearly over, and it had not been alarming in any way. Had she been alone, Florence would have laughed and told herself that it had not been half as bad as she had an- ticipatcd. Certainly one of her hands was held closely under his lordship's nrm, and the other clasped in his. His eyes, too, were feed with all the passion they could concentrate upon her lovely blushing face. "I am waiting for your answer, dear one, I conclude J am right in thinking Vnll linill'f—Wllnln "Vr\n ^«rJ11 1*n**m. m-itit lni._. you heart-whole. You will"honor my you will accept my heart »nd hand?" his lordship pleaded. "You nre very good—very good, Lord Uarcourt," she began with unwonted nervousness, tears from sudden pain—or was it passion?—rising unbidden to her eyes, but tears that saved her words—they were so all-satisfying to any lingering doubt his lordship might have had. "I would not for the world agitate you to-night, Florence. Calm yourself, dearest, and let us return to the ball-room.— But I could not endure my suspense; it is over, and Imppily, now. You give me full leave to apply to Sir Arthur to-morrow?" ho asked. lint Florence felt prompted to postpone still the dual settlement, to crave yet for a longer period of freedom. "To-morrow—when you will, Lord liar- court. But papa loaves early in the morning for Lincoln. Perhaps he may be away for some days." "I am quite content to wait Florence. I am too happy now with your answer to myself. I shall have the pleasure at leas of seeing you to-morrow. I can refer t( Sir Arthur whenever it may suit your eon vcnicnce and his. Of course our betrotba will be Incomplete without your father' sanction; but I am content now—supremo ly." And, bending down gracefully, hi lightly kissed the forehead of his fair flan ceo. Could be only have known the loath ing she felt! "And now, my dearest, I will not deprive you any longer of the pleasures yot ought to be enjoying. We may go and dis play our triumphs to your probably sus peeling guests." In Lord Harcourt's estimation their tri nmplis were evidently equal; and the words made Florence Wortliington, burn with indignation. But she could not re sent them; and, after awhile, she tried to console herself. There was some sutisfac tion in displaying to her world that she bad won a coronet, the owner of which was young, handsome, and fabulously rich. She silently accepted bis lordship's extendec arm, and u few minutes later they were ii the ball-room, amid a blaze of light, ant with admiring, envying, and suspicious glances on all sides. Lady Baven saw in a moment what hac happened, and she smiled with woiiderfu cordiality at her niece. Sir Arthur was leaving the room as his daughter entered, and he grasped her hand with feverish enl orgy. A load—such a heavy one—seemec raised a little, if not moved "entirely, from his heart. He could only hope for the best, and entangle his future son-in-law beyond all power of extrication. The ball seemed to have been a brilliant success—"the success of the season" many guests had whispered in parting to their young hostess, as a tribute of flattery, pos sibly to the future Viscountess, aiid the •last.to take his leave was Lord Harcourt He, his beautiful fiancee, and Lady Raver were together; and his lordship was saying a few farewell words to Miss AVorthington "After to-morrow you say Sir Arthur will bo at liberty to see me?" be asked. "And why not to-morrow—or rather today?" Lady Kuven sutc.nvstMl. Fatigued even as she then was, she did not lose.sigbt of the desirability that no time should be lost to make all things .secure, "Papa leaves at six o'clock—in about two hours, I should think—for Lincoln." Miss AVorthington said smiling with some triumph at the thought. "After to-morrow will suit me just as well," Lord Harcourt answered graciously. "But I may see you to-iluy, Florence —not too early to fatigue you? ' You must want some hours' rest. Shall you be equal to a ride in the park towards eveninir, when it will-be cooler?" his lordship asked. Miss AVorthington's face shadowed painfully. "I have no saddle-horse now Lord liar- court. Papa did not like tho one I had; and, as wo are leaving town so soon, he said he should defer getting mo another until we were, settled again." "Me had better defer doing so altogether, and leave the mutter in my hands," his lordship suid gallantly. "AVill you be afraid to ride Sultana? Lady Theodora has often ridden her when in town." .Miss AVorthington was not at all afraid. She was as fond of riding as of dancing, and she was accepting her "fate"—ifitwus a hard one—bravely. "I shall be enchanted, Lord Iluruourt, especially us I have not ridden for several weeks. It will refresh me more than anything else. And we have an opera box for to-night. AVill you join us there later?" she asked graciously. "Towards the end of the season one tries to crowd as much gayety as possible into the long days, or the la*t weeks in town would be unmuinrulile." "I must salute the future Liulv liar- court I" the Countess of Haven dcclai-cd, a few minutes later, whim Lord Harcourt had departed. Her ladyship never was very demonstrative or enthusiastic, in any way; but on the present occasion her satisfaction was too complete to lie concealed. "It is thought a bad qmen, aunt Margaret, to call a bride elect by her future, naino," Florence ans wored,siibnii 11 ing rather ungraciously to tho embrace her aunt offered. "Omens good or bad can have but little to do with you, my dear. I think fortune seems scarcely able to favor you enough.— How well you have managed, Florence!— Y^ou have fulfilled all our highest hopes, and will be the most envied girl in the world. Your beauty and your good sense, I must say, deserve it. But you liuve also shown courage at tho right moment, and when many girls might have thought it pretty or interesting to languish under some tiresome previous entanglement. You have tho true Worthington blood in your veins, Florence, and you know your own value." "Uo I, aunt 3Iargaret? I doubt ic," Miss AVorthington answered, apparently but half-grateful for her aunt's, sudden praise. "I can only hope my one act of wisdom may bring mo the same amount of happiness as my many foolish ones have done," she answered wearily. "Ask yourself the question seriously, Florence. Do you think you could endure poverty—expatriation? For it is useless to disguise it—your father must leave JOng- luiuL'for a time, at least. Do you not rather think your happiness may be more coin^ pleto in a splendid home of your own, .sur- roundc'cl by all the luxury and grandeur that you have been ui-eustoined to from childhood, and I must *uy deserve, lor you tire so tUorousfhlv able to apni-uolnte it ill I — •to say nothing of an uncxceptionably handsome and fascinating husband?" "Ah, you are right, mint Margaret! I do not doubt anything you tell me; and yon .see how well I am profiting by your advice. Still when one is young, one cannot help having ft craving for romance irt love, some sentiment tonehing on the sublime; and 1 do not think that my court- shi{> promises much of the kind. I must confess to yon, aunt Haven, that all this evening Lord Harcourt, as Conrad, hns struck me as something too ludicrous." "Then you must have been very foolish and short-sighted, Florence. I have heard Lord Hareourt admired on all sides; and I should say with the exception of your own, that his costume must have been the one most admired in the room." "Partly, t nin afraid, mint Margaret, because he is a good parti, and not, a little on account of his companion, Medora," Miss AVorthington rejoined. Lady Kaven thought the conversation Was verging on the dangerous. "Certainly Mrs. Gilbert fulfilled her promise to you, Florence. I have never seen anything so splendid as your dress. Look at all that delicate embroidery on the pink satin, and the effect it has, falling over tho pale blue; nothing could bo more exquisite. You will do well to employ her when you are Lady Harcourt." But for once Florence was dreaming of hearts and a possibly wasted future, while her aunt was talking of millinery. "Yes, it is all well enough," she said, "and added to, not a little, by all this bor- 'rowed splendor. At least, as Lady JInr. court, I may have my own jewels, I suppose; there will be something pleasant in that—or rather a thousand times will I go without them at all," •Florence said suddenly, as if the sight of all her finery displeased her. "You are overtired, my dear, and will do well to take some rest; I shall be thankful for some mys*lf." • "One word, aunt Margaret before we part. Tell me something of papa. He looks fearfully ill and worried; are his affairs so very bad?" Florence asked earnestly. "You have done the best possible tiling, my dear, to aid him and lighten his worries; but I must say his affairs are as bad as possible. His dearest hope is to be able to ward off his difficulties till after your marriage; and then, he says, come what may, he cares not." v "Poor papa." "He told mo yesterday that Captain Richards is pressing- for a thousand pounds on the bills that are overdue, and that he does not know whore to turn for a spare sovereign. His private debts too seem overwhelming; I cannot imagine how they have so accumulated. To-day he was vexed with me because I would not ask your cousin Kaven to advance him two thousand more on Craig Towers; but I know it is useless—Haven is not clear himself," Lady Haven said, with a sigh. '«AVell,*Flor- ence, it is no good thinking too much, and worrying away your good looks; we must hope for the best, and that things will arrange themselves—to a certain extent they always do—and at least you have done all you can." MVhatis papa returning to Lincolnshire for to-day, aunt Margaret?" Florence asked, betraying the fear she felt. "He says, my dear, to try to arrange with Captain Itlchards; I fear it. is to try to retrieve his losses in a way which will probably increase them instead. Hut go to bed, my dear; we are talking foolishly now, and too much." Jliss AVorthington swept wearily up the splendid staircase to her luxurious room; and when there, something prompted Ircr to dismiss her maid Marie, who had been alternately feasting, laughing, and sleeping since she had attired her young mistress at nine o'clock for the ball. Sleep now prevailed, and her eyes were so heavy that they gave her mistress the excuse "to dismiss her. AVith little demur she went, and Florence was alone. Florence AVorthington,seated before her luxurious toilct-table.gave little indication of ccstacy at the, thought' of her brilliant, future. She pressed her hand tightly over her eyes as if trying to shut out 'its brightness rather than to picture it in imagination, mie wns striving hard to crush out all the sweetest, attributes 'of girlhood, to thrust all hope, love, tenderness, from her heart, and force herself to believe that the world could bold mjthing better than u life sated with luxuries, with splendid houses, gorgeous raiment, many carriages, and a coronet for her sometimes aching brow She knew fatally well that she loathed her future lord, and also that in herown nature she yearned for sympathy and love it could never be in his to yield her. But at least she was heart-whole, if she was heart-sore. That must make her lot inore endurable Ah, the life she had chosen would bo a thousand times preferable, she knew, and she would force hoi-self to see the wisdom of l-.pr decision! But In the Cow moments, of self-communing the softness of girlhood in her face last melted awuy. AVith restless eager fingers she unfastened the many strings of pearls from her neck and arms, and lingered lovingly over the bright emerald, diamond, and ruby stars and clasps as she unfastened them one by one from her costume. To her they were sorely tempting; and as yet she had taste:! no purer happiness, CiiAfran IV. All unexpectedly had the Angel of Death entered Florence • AVorthington's luxurious home. The splendid mansion in Portmun Square was closed and .shuttered from basement to attic. Only a week since tho fairy scene of flowers, music, and enchantment, and now till was changed to tho cold bitter hopelessness of death, and, worse still, some thought, to utter ruin! But creditors high and low might do their worst; their power to harm or crush their victim or tyrant was over; and they could only wreak their vengeance in impotent words upon the clay-cold figure lying so calmly in its splendid collin. Sir Arthur AVorthington was dead. He liad indulged in sleeping-potions lately to •lalm his agitated nerves and to procure the rest which his overwhelming anxieties made otherwise impossible. Complete ruin, with utter shame to his name, and the probable shattering of all the brilliant future .he was so carefully building up for his child—this had suddenly threatened him; ruin that he had really believed to be warded off for months at least, though he iud known it must come eventually. But .t hud come too suddenly; anil bis strength courage and resources were spent to the last in calculating still on the possibility of averting it, He knew he must have sleep to give him 'rcsh strength for the struggle, and sleep would not come; so he doubled, perhaps trebled his nightly dose of chloral, and it gave him res't—the rest from which there s no earthly awakening. So Sir Arthur AVorthington's troubles in this world were over; he had been found resting all too peacefully beside his bed, fallen into his "ast sleep. One tiling was certain—Florence Wo'rth- ugton, the supposed heiress, was penniless —worse than penniless. The grandest ef- "orts of her friends could save bor father's e only from a portion of its shame— they could not clear it utterly. The breath had scarcely left the body ere he predltors were clamorous 1M«!se $0 whom Sir Arthur AVortliington had owed debts of honor—not a few—were abusive every where; they were chiefly his compeers, and there could be no excuse for him in their eyes. He had spent recklessly n splendid fortune, and left his only child a befrtar—it was but too true. Florence Worthington loved her father with n love deeper tlmn she knew. He was the sole being on earth who had ever called forth by word or deed any deep sympathy in her nature. She was of course blind to his faulls, and now was often roused from her dull, aching pain, her almost despair, to fury, at whispered words of censure which some dared to utter in her presence. She, who had been looked upon as tin heiress, whos'e very nature w::s pride incarnate, whose beauty was well- High faultless,whose position,from its proud height was almost inaccessible, .was now humbled almost to the dust, she could scarcely call her costly clothes her own. "Who can tell if she will be allowed to keep them all?" the Countess Haven said tearfully, and crossly too. Florence shut herself up in her own room, refusing even the small attempts at consolation which were offered to her. She would see or speak to no one, took food but rarely, and then only when exhausted nature asserted the necessity too potently to be denied. She was now realizing slowly, but surely, with every passing hour, her Utter friendliness, her utterly and pitiless ruin. One hope her pride sometimes whispered to her bean in spite of all her misery, but it was a hope fast fading away; it was for a heart warm enough, a friendly hand still powerful enough to lead her back to her lost position. The kindness would hivve sown a priceless germ of gratitude at least, if love were impossible in her nature. But it must be forced upon her: she would not even stretch out her hand to meet it half way. In old times she had been proud enough; but she was prouder now. 1 lei- pride was hardening her, even taking the sharpest stings from her grief by giving her food for thought, and. so abatement of her pain. In the first days of Miss AVorthington's bereavement showers of cards and friendly Inquiries were left at her door—amongst the former always that of Lord Harcourt Vcrnon. AVith the-most scrupulous care this act of courtesy was repeated daily for a week; but he made no effort to see his beautiful betrothed—he never betrayed liN anxiety even by a few warm words. Laity Haven commented loudly upon liis great delicacy and forbearance; but to Florence it whiskered other meanings, and even iu her grief made her pride smart sorely. A word of sympathy from her lordly lover at such a time, little as she liked him would have softened her heart to him and kin- died gratitude, which later might have changed into still warmer feelings; but it never came. A fortnight—three weeks—dragged slowly past, and Lord Harcourt's cards were still left in Portman Square, though now less frequently; and ho made no effort to pass the threshold. Ho was indeed most delicate in his self-denial and forbearance; but Florence's proud lip curled more scornfully each time ho entered her thoughts. Hugh Carleton came twice and thrice a day, more than once forcing his way jiast the servants—whose orders were' to admit no one—and up the stairs, to hear more nearly by word of mouth how Florence fared. Looking upon her as betrothed to Lord Uarcourt, he imagined that her father's ruin mattered little to her beyond the passing shame and pain, from which her youth and position must soon extricate her. Once Hugh Carleton forced himself into her presence, to Lady Haven's dismay, and his words of real sympathy brought the only tears of relief that Florence bad known since her grief. -^.. TO BE CONTINUED. DEEMING'S DEFENSE Coroner's Jury at Melbourne Decides that the Ulcered WifV «ur- is Guilty, He Maintains a Reckless Air iu Public but Falters in his Cell. His Counsel Will Plead Moral Irresponsibility Arising from Pre- Natal Influences. DEEPENING THE WELLAND. Necessity the Cost of Which Is Dread, ed by the Dominion Government. OTTAWA, Ont., April 0.—The Canadian government, owing to the pressure jrought to bear by members of parliament from the Toronto division and westward, are preparing an estimate of What it would cost to deepen the AY eland and St. Lawrence canals from 'ourteen to twenty feet. It is pointed >ut by those who advocate the proposition that the United States canal at iault Ste. Marie is being constructed it a depth of eighteen- feet, while it is also contemplated to deepen the canals on. the great lakes there to not lesa than twenty feet, which has. already been done at the mouth of the Detroit river, and consequently Canada should follow the example. Shattered tho Police Station. PABIS, April*6.—The latest scene of anarchistic activity is Angers, capital of the Department of Maine-et-Loire. Last night a dynamite bomb was quietly placed upon a windowsill of the police depot, the fuse lighted and the Anarchists withdrew. Everything was quiet in the police depot and the vicinity when, suddenly, there was a flash and a tremendous roar thai caused momentary consternation in the neighborhood. Every pane of glass in the windows of the police depot and the adjacent houses was shattered and the depot itself was badly damliged. One policeman in the building was injured. There is absolutely no clew to the perpetrators of the outrage. Prof. Ely at Bay View in the Summer. BALTIMORE, Md., April 6.—Prof, Richard T. Ely of Johns Hopkins university and director elect of the Bchool of political science in the University of Wisconsin,'has accepted the presidency of the summer university at Bay View, Mich. lire In Austin, Mich. AUSTIN, Mich. .April 7.—A fire has destroyed n. H. Jones' hotel and barn, the store of Lcvene & Stevenson, general merchants; F. W. Andrews' printing house, J. H. George's meat market, Odd Fellows hall, the Grand Army oi the Republic hall and A. A. Lovine's new dwelling house. The loss Is P0,000, with but $3,000 insurance. Wreck on the Vandttlla. 'MABTINSVILLE, 111., April 7.—A bad wreck occurred on the Vandalia last evening by the breaking of a Janney drawbar on the west-bound through freight. Seven cars were entirely derailed and the track badte torn up, go that *he night train*. will bf Bjvera.J hop* MEUJOURNK, April 7. — The coroner's jury has delivered a, verdict of willful murder against Frederick fi. Deeming in the case of the wife, formerly Miss Mather, whom he married at Rain Hill, England, and whom he murdered aiid buried at Windsor, a suburb of Melbourne, on or about last Christinas clay. Deeming received the verdict with a defiant air. It yet remains for him to be examined before a magistrate and committed for trial. He will then be indicted lor the crirae,af ter which trial, conviction and execution are expected to follow speedily. During the inquest the coroner rend a letter which ho nad received threatening his life unless he treated Deeming with great impartiality. Deeming IB becoming visibly haggard, but his vanity is unaffected by his precarious condition. Today, in noticing the good looking trirls in the audience, he suid: "I wisfi 1 had better clothes; I would be more presentable." He studiously ignores the evidence except to laugh at certain statements. Noticing an Associated press reporter sending re- poita today, hft said: "What have people abroad got to do with a murder committed here?" When Miss Rounsville, his Sydney fiance, signed her testimony today Deeming called to her, "Katio, couie to me. Miss Rouusvilie ignored him. When the taking of testimony was concluded, Deeming was ordered to stand up and was asked his name. Ho did non answer, but turned to Lyle, his solicitor, aud said: "I will say nothing." The coroner then put some formal questions and proceeded to sum up. He was interrupted by Lyle, who said: 'This abnormal offspring of his mother's woinb has a defense wnich will opun a question which the whole English-speaking race must face and which has already been dealt with by some European' countries. The jury was out half an hour and during its absence Deeming laughed and chatted gaily with those around him. He became restless, and seemed relieved when the jury appeared. When the foreman announced that he had been found guilty of murder his air of bravado became more pronounced. The coroner intimated that Deeming would be placed on trial for the murder of his wife on April 22. When Deeming. was retained to the cell he became unnerved and staggered across th« room and fell heavily on his cot, his face having a ghastly pallor and he appearing in a state of utter collapse. A btimulant was administered and the prisoner gradually revived. In an interview with Lyle, Deeming supplied him with abundant material for the defense at the coining 1 trial. During a conversation with the solicitor he remarked : ''The world produces mornl as well as physical monstrosities." Remarks of Deemmg's solicitors appear to foreshadow the line of defense — that Deeming's nature received a malignant impress prior to birth, which influenced and marked all his actions during life and left him mentally incapable of overcoming homicidal impulses and that he is what he himself described as a "moral monstrosity." _ KETURN8 FROM RHODE ISLAND. Complete Figures Give Hroivii . ll>o Majority. PHOVIDENOE, R. I., April 7.— Complete returns give Brown (rep.) 196 majority over Wardell (dem.); Melville Bull is elected lieutenant governor by 1,031 majority; George H. Utter is re-elected secretary of state by 237 majority. There is no election for treasurer, the republican candidate lacking 147. The repulicBn candidate for attorney general lacks 607 of a majority. The total vote cast was 54,736: The legislature has a republican majority of fourteen on joint ballot, not counting the lieutenant governor. The senate stands 83 republicans, 10 democrats and three yet to be chosen. The house stands 37 republicans, 19 democrats and 16 ye% to be chosen. In Newport two democrats were elected and three candidates are yet to be chosen. The republicans made a clean sweep of Pawtucket. Lincoln, Cumberland, Providence and. Woonsocket gave Wariiwell a majority, and Woonsocket returned a democratic assembly ticket. The democrats gained assemblymen in Foster, ScuatefWest Greenwich and Johnston, but losses in supposed democratic strong • holds accomplished the rout. MAYS ABD EJECTION CASK. 1'nrty Feellufc' lu the Mew lork Judiciary Committee. ALBANY, N. Y.', April 7.— At the hoar- ing of the Maynard election returns inquiry before the joint judiciary committee oE the legislature this aiternoon, Sulzer (dem.) moved that the committee go' into executive session. Saxtou (rep.) objected and the motion was defeated, democrats voting with the republicans. Saxton then inquired if the republican minority would be permitted to summon witnesses. They desired to prove certain allegations in Judge Maynard's vindication of himself false. Senator Saxton made a statement of all he wanted to prove and moved that the minority be permitted to call witnesses. Tee motion was defeated. , "Is it possible," aalsed Baxton,"that we are not to be allowed to introduce evi - dence? nitp time for resuming the hea-ingshould be fix d, the majority pasted the resolu* tion adjourning subject to the call of tbe chair. ^^^^ 8LAJNE IS A CANDIDATE. Straw* from WaRhtngton Showing; that tho Mnlnc Man Is Still In It. WASHINGTON, April 7.—The Post says: "There is undoubtedly a vigorous revival of the Blaine talk and there are those who insist that if the Secretary- had felt as well physically when he •wrote his recent letter declining to allow his name to be used at the Minneapolis convention as he docs now it would not have been written. It is said that the opponents of Harrison hope that the llln.ino tnlk will go on without any protest from Mr. Blaine and fhat his improved ii«alth justifies them in insisting that he shall put nothing in the way of his nomination at Minneapolis, where tho argument will be made that Ulnine, tint) Blaine only, can save the party from defeat. It can be siifely asserted that systematic work is nou- being done in that direction. THEY FAVOR HARRISON. Arkansas Uopubl k'linfl SolucUii£ gtltOS to AtlullGllpOllH. > LITTLE HOCK, April 7.—Tho Jfopub- lican State convention to soled, delegates to Minneapolis was called to order to-day by 11. M. Cooper. Talks with the delegates indicate that, while Ultimo would have been the llrst choice had he remained in the field, the wave of sentiment is now iu favor of tho re- nomination of President Harrison. A resolution has been prepared cordially indorsing bis administration and favoring his nomination. . It is not likely, however, that specific instructions will be given to the delegates. Alice iriold to Ho Declared JIIBIIIIO. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., April 7 On Saturday morning next Judge William H. Robertson, us commissioner de luna- tico inquirendo, will inquire into the lunacy of Alice Field, tho daughter of Cyrus W. Meld, who has for a number of years been demented, but who has never been adjudged insane by a court. The purpose of this inquiry is to establish the insanity of Miss Meld, that a guardian can be appointed to appear for her in the Surrogate's court when the will of her mother is admitted to probate. She is one of the beneficiaries of the will. A jury of twenty-four men will pass upon her sanity. Navy Smokeless I'owdor a SUCCOHS. NBWPOHT, 11. L, April 7.—Furthet experiments have been made with the navy smokeless powder at the naval ordnance proving ground, Indian Head. The powder used was made expressly for the 0-inch navy guns. A charge of twenty-one pounds of the smokeless powder gave a projectile weighing 100 pounds a velocity of 2,310 feet per second with a chamber pressure of only 14 4 tons to the square inch. The result is considered, better than any obtained with the French powder, the best of the foreigli smokeless powders. eo far as published reports indicate, Work Resumed by 4,OOO Men. NEW YOBK, April 7.—As a result of the settlement between thePelham Hod Hoisting Company and the board oof walking delegates of the building trades, about 4,000 mechanics resumed work this morning. The strike was owing to the company's employment of non-union men. The company has suspended the non-union men for an indefinite period. Before 10'o'clock today all the men of the strike had returned to work. The Czar TJiunlca America. ST. PETEJISBUKB. April 7.—Charles Emory Smith, the United States Minister, was given an audience by the Czar at Uatschina, preparatory to his departure for the United States. His Majesty spoke appreciatively and warmly of the offerings sent from America for the relief of the famine sufferers, and asked Mr. Smith to convey his thanks to the American people. Demand for Greater Civil lUghta. LANSING,Mich.,April 7.—Resolutions were adopted by the Michigan Afro- American. Arotective league, whose convention has just closed, calling on Congress to enfoi-ce the law granting free speech, assemblage, and competition in industrial pursuits, regardless of race or color, and that Congress pass a National Election bill granting political privileges to all men. An Iowa I'redlcUon. WASHINGTON, April 7.—"I believo Iowa will go Democratic this year^ on 4vVm YM'/Vli i V\T t .1 r\-n \itcnn " cinf/l "I3VH 4-n-.* fTHl Editor Til- Democrat, the prohibition issue," said linghast of the Davenport who is here. "The refusal of the Legislature to act has precipitated the issue again. Meanwhile, in Davenport there are 350 saloons wide open, as well as a supply Jn the other large cities. The Iowa Democrats favor Uoies first and Cleveland second. If Hill were nominated he would run far behind." Clarkson la Improving. WASHINGTON, April 7.—Mr. McKee, who during Clarks-on's absence at Hot Springs is conducting affairs at National committee headquarters, says that Chairman ClarUson is improving daily, He is now able to bo wheeled about in a chair. He thinks, however, it will be six weeks before Mr, Clarksou will bo able to resume his duties at the head of the National committee. "The chair J.B unable Sen. Roaseh, dem, Mullen ( to state," said L (rep.) tried to get a vpto on the question whether the -minority should b-3 E-rraittfjd to present a report, bob ft-JJflcl, Tfte repuWjpJj-- were atsured Jhjt njage thj I'ostmuster* Noiulu»ted. WASuiNGTONyi April 7.—The President sent to the Senate to-day the nominations of the following named postmasters: , J. W, Hallenback, Auburn Park, II}. i W, fc, Baoholder, Dimmd, ^. McJCea?ie. Adrian, Miun.; Henry gphpnage, Whiting, lad,! Mary F.

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