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, •••• Shit Vickto fiesta. By ROBERT G. BAILEY. MONTANA. • Should the comet swipe a few elo- quent pugilists, would they be mist? All nations will have to take water as soon as Kaiser Billy gets Ms navy built. We have had Paderewski to pay, Ir- ving to pay, and next there will be the Duse to pay. There was nothing pacific about the Huntington cross-examination, except the name of his road. Judging from the description of the rifle invented by Dr. McLean, it must be as penetrating as the Roentgen ray. We are waiting for some one to dem- onstrate that the murderers of Pearl Bryan are degenerates, rather than criminals. A Maine lady of 83 has just killed a large bear with a club. Is there any- where a new woman who can Compete with this old woman? Mrs. Townsend, who proposes to leg- islate all New York city children into bed at 9 p. re., will have to provide for a good deal of spanking. The ten senators' sons who are each' drawing $2,000 a year as committee clerks are doubtless thanking heaven that they are not orghans. A septuagenarian of Joliet has jus married a girl of eighteen. This ip not only spring and winter; it is an early spring and a February blizzard, When hundreds of women answer one advertisement for a wife, there are evidently not enough new women yet to much affect the institution of matri- mony. The Brooklyn widow who is to bury. her poodle by the side of her husband would scarcely be overwhelmed with offers if she were to decide to wed once more. It is probably with an eye to business that dealers in lumber are holding a convention just when the politicians are looking around for material for a platform. The greatest wonder of the Fitz- simmons -Maher fight was the fact that the knock -out blow was planted on Ma- her's jaw. It takes marvelous dexter- ity and quickness to catch the jaw of a prize fighter. A Cincinnati grocer, while unpack- !eg a case of eggs, discovered this mes- sage delicately penciled on efine speci- men: \Any young lady who gets this egg and wishes to marry, please ad- dress box 43, Murphysville, Ky.\ The ,s,eed grocer kindly placed the egg in a matrimonially inclined maiden's bas- ket and is now patiently awaiting re- sults. A corner on bibles is the latest. The Atnerican Bible society of New York has secured control of the publications of certain London houses and Chicago pays tribute to Gotham amounting to tens of thousands of (killers a year. Chicago is organizing a company to print her own bibles. They will be Issued in forty languages and the sup- ply will be independent of Lon... or New York. By agreement between the govern- ment authorities of the United States and France, ex -Consul Waller will soon be released from a French prison. He receives a parden on the condition that the United States shall make no claim for damages in behalf of the prisoner based upon his arrest, conviction or imprisonment. Waller may, however, sue in the French courts for damages for ill-treatment. Times have been very lively lately at Red Dog's camp on Wounded Knee creek in South Dakota, where the Ogall- ala Indians have been holding a grand powwow There was a large attend- ance and these noble red men of the forest feasted on 200 stewed dogs. After the repast they indulged in the Omaha dance. You may not know how the Omaha dance goes, but you likely have an idea about stewed dog. The emancipation of woman is going on apace. Eitery day brings her new liberties and wider fields of labor. Even that cesspool of conservatism, the law, has begun to *recognize the rights and liberties of Amen in a •broad -gauge. up-to-date sense of the word. For In- stance, yesterday- a Chicago judge sit- ting in a court of chancery to deter- mine tbe equities in a suit for divorce decreed that a wife should pay her hus- band $20 a month alimony. If this Is what the champions of higher woman- hood have been fighting for these: many years it is certainly not the province of any man to stand in,their way. During the run on a bank at Rome, N. Y., the mayor of the city, in order te restore confidence, squeezed through the crowd and made a deposit of $6,00.0. The run was checked, the bank Was Raved, and the mayor insured his re- election. It is a wise man who knows his opportunities. Now comes the news of a social war between the Vantlerbilts and the As- ters. If those two houses haven't had advance agents in their ancestral halls the ability of the present scions to se- cure free adverilaing is phenomenal. WEALTH AVAILS NOT. ARTHUR DUESTROW MUST FACE THE GALLOWS. Illi• t. reat 'ealth Only Served to It',,,., Jury ..igot Mat llen—Peoplo of Si iamourt Cannot lie Trifled With -- A Notable Criminal 'trial. RTHUR Duestrow, whose [dither the murder of his wife and child at St. Louis two years ago has been one of the most notable cases In the criminal an- nals of St. Louis, was convicted of murder in the first degree at a second ;dal which „ended the other day in Union City, Mo. The Will just con- cluded lasted three weeks and was a contest between lawyers and medical experts. Duestrow is the son of a capitalist who left the young man an immense fortune, but placed it in the hands of trust company, with the restriction pf an income of $10,000 to be paid to him for life, the principal to go to his heirs. Two years ago he murdered his wife and child, a boy of 4. The best attor- neys in St. Louis, led by Charles P. Johnson, were retained to defend him. When the case first came up a change of venue was taken to Union. A s plea of insanity was presented, and, after a number of continuances, it trial was had to settle that question. The jury ,was unable to agree. Another trial re- sulted in a verdict of sanity. Then the defendant was brought up for trial for the crime. Last September the case was fought long and bitterly in the court and the result was a hung jury. Duestrow's wealth and the atrocious- ness of his crime have made his various trials of absorbing interest and public opinion has all along demanded his con: ' , don. The prosecution argued he was drank and not inseeie when he committed the crime. Duestrow shot his wife and child on the night of Feb. 13, 1894. The prin- cipal witness for the state was Katie Haha, a servant in the Duestrow home, who was present when husband and wife quarreled immediately before the murder. She testified MM. Duestrow was dressing when her husband drove up to the house. The wife seet her downstairs to ask if he intended to take her out. Duestrow cursed her for her impudence, followed her into the house, and when his wife objected to his abuse of the girl turned on her with curses. The witness said he threatened to strike her, to which his wife ob- jected. \Strike nit'. if you must strike any - ARTHUR DUESTROW. one,' said the wife, and the husband naikeets11 right,\ and struck her. Twice this happened, the witness said. Then he took the baby and ran downstairs. \I begged Mrs. Duestrow to let me go home,\ continued the witness, \and he heard us talking. He came running upstairs with the baby on his arm, and, drawing his pistol, he held it out at both of us. Mrs. Duestrow said: 'Don't fool with your pistol. Arthur, you're drunk!' He said: 'I'll show you who's drunk!' Then I became frightened and ran upstairs. I heard her pleading with him not to shoot her, saying: 'Don't, Arthur, for your family's sake.' Then came the pistol shots. I heard him say, 'Gerd -by. Tittle: just as he shot. Then making up my mind I would be killed if I stayed upstairs. I ran dowry. As I passed througe the hall I heard Dues- trow say in German to his wife: 'TInie, Dist du todt?' and saw him pick up the child by the arm. I turned my eyes away and heard the shot. I then Jan on downstairs and outdoors, hear- ing two more'shots as I ran.\ Tha witness testified that Dueetrow had abused his wife several times and called her vile names. On one occa- sion . he had their child in the .bath- room and when it began to cry the mother went in to get it. The husband called her a vile name, ordered her out of the room send kicked her in the back. One night the servant heard a rumpus upstairs and when Mrs. Dues- trow came down in the morni7g eh( had a black eye. On cross-examination the ifitneee testified that Duestrow remair ed at home the night before the mure; r. lie had a magic lantern, amusing hie child. He broughe it how himself. The even- ing was passed In this way until about 8 o'clock, when the baby was put to bed. About 8:30 witness brought a bot- tle of beer up to Duestrow. Then she went to bed. She next flaw him at 6 o'clock in the morning. She saw him in his bedroom sitting on a chair, all dressed. Ills wife and baby were In bed, lie asked her politely to get his paper (or him and also to fix the furnace. This hour was early for him. He usual!) , got up at 9 or 10 o'clock. She noticed nothieg unusual about him. He did not seem nervous' to her. He told Mrs. Duestrow that he was going downtown to get some kind of heaters for the house. E. 0. Day, a hostler who drove Duels- trow from a livery table to his home, testieel the.' the murderer \had a nice little jag en,' but was affable. Dues- trow told him he wee going to take his wife eut to leerest Park and asked him to w et ue he retereed with them. The crime .ctirred within a few min- utes, but w en Duestrow left the wit- ness he sho ti no signs of ugliness or ange Duastrow and his family spent the summer of 1893 at Elkhart Lake, Wis- consin. He lived there on his private yacht and spent his 'Money with the prodigality of a prince. He had a beau- tiful wife and a little son 2 years of age. Outwardly he appeared a most devoted husband and father, but he had not been at the resort very long before strange rumors began to gain currency. It was whispered about that the beautiful Yacht was the scene of wild and uncanny orgies. People stroll- ing on the banks of the lake at mid- night had noticed that it was brilliant- ly lighted, while the faint sound of rebate songs and drunken laughter floated over the water. It was also said that on several occasions the screams of a woman, as if in agony, could he distinctly heard above the sounds of merriment. People looked curiously at the beautiful wife of the millionaire when she attended social gatherings. They noticed that her youthful face was becoming lined with care and that het eyes, when directed at her husband, dilated as if with fear or some other strong emotion. She seemed to shrink 0 , II _MRS. DUESTROW. from his very touch, and yet she eeeyed him with a servile obedience that was in itself a matter of comment. Duestrow did not make many friends, but to those he singled out as com- panions he appeared a well-read, af- fable man of the world and undeniably a gentleman. fp MISS AMY BEND. Rumored that She Will Become the Bride of, W. K. Vanderbilt.. New York society has now a new theme to discuss, and, as it concerns „Willie K. Vanderbilt, it is an interesting one. The gossips have it all mapped out already. Mr. Vanderbilt is to mar- ry again, and the young woman is Miss Amy Bend. Although no formal an- nouncement of the engagement has been made, there are those who say that this wedding is inevitable. If Mr. Van- derbilt were not a divorced man the * whole affair would have been settled long ago, but even the boldest have re- frained from congratulating the gentle- man and lady as yet from consideration only of the latter's feelings. Miss Bend is a beautiful girl and of the most charming personality,. and a great fa- vorite in the exclusive set. Mr. Van- derbilt has been openly paying her such extreme attention that an anticipation of the final result is a matter of no logic at all. It has been said on what seems pretty good authority that Mr. Vanderbilt has ben paying her court, and this would not be at all surprising if all the stories they tell are true. Re- cently Mr. Vanderbilt gave a orgeoue luncheon at the Waldorf, and Miss Bend wee one of the very few guests. What more could be desired as evidence that i - es ee , • et. AMY BEND. New York will soon have another wed. ding? Jealousy Prompts • Horrible Crime, At Swansea, Ala., a few days agt Frank Jones, euperintendent of the Swansea ('oal company's mines, quar- reled with his wife, of whom he was Insanely jealous, and, procuring his shotgun, fired a load of buckshot into her breast, inflicting injuries believed to be fatal. The couple were at home with their two children when the shoot- ing occurred. After the tragedy Jones went out in the streets, still armed, and defied arrest. It is said he sus- pected his wife, who is a beautiful young woman 20 years of age, of being too free in her attentions to other men. :RnglIsh Cheisits•, The principal cheeses matte in Eng., land are Stilton, Chesshire, Cheddar, Gloucester, Wiltshire and Leicester. Two cheeses somewhat resembling stil- ton are also made at Wensleydale, in Yorkshire. and Cutheretone, in North - I timberland. AMERICAN BARONS. TWO HEIRS TO ENGLISH TITLES IN MARYLAND, Mona..., of the Iteritag• of the Barony of FaIries of ( umeron—The rremier Baron of Ireland %VIII Net Claim III, t a decision of the house of lords, in 1800, in favor of the Rev. Bryan Fair fax, the title of Baron Fairfax of Cameron was ac- quired, and quietly - - pigeon -holed along with other outworn vanities, by the Fairfaxes of Vir- ginia and Maryland. In like mannereho heir to the title and estates of Kingsale and Ringrone, the oldest barony in Ire- land, which included the questionable right to wear the bare nias nat in the presence of royalty, it at this present writing enjoyingbucolic peace and ease on his ancestral grounds of Cheston- upon-Wye, in Queen Anne's county, contemplating with a.: fisfaction his cat- tle and sheep (approeriately beasts of gentle blood and high degree), and won- dering, if he ever gives a thought to the matter, how a gentleman, because he happens to be premier baron of Ire- land, can fail to doff his beaver to a lady because she happens to be merely queen of Etgland, writes J. W. Wil- eamsen in the Ce ttury. This is Dr. 'William Henry De Courcy of the an - (dent stock of that name, whereof a branch was trans; :anted to Maryland about 1653, by ylunger sons of the house of Kingsale—descendants of that doughty earl of 'Ulster whose prowess Is celebrated in theNballad: So they gave this hearty honor . To the bold De Courcy rece, The, they ever should date their helms ear the king's own ce And s ken every head is unbonneted, They walk in cap and plume. The ac.!.ual hclder of tne title inherits from a sailor who hailed from Rhode Island, and whose elevation to the dig- nities and emoluments of the barony was accomplished by an ingenious and complicated scheme of imposition after the death of Gerald. the twenty-fourth baron, in 1759, that recalls the noel- rious Tichborne conspiracy. It is even probable that Arthur Orton Or his abettors may have found their inspira- tion and instructions in the case of the De Courcys of \My Lord's Gift\ and Cheeston-upon-Wye in Maryland. The daughters of Gerald warmly espoused the cause and claim of the Maryland family. A lady of the Kingsale connec- tion, writing from London to Wiliam DeCourcy of Cheston, in 1763. says: \The late earl was, in his latter days, weak in his understanding and open to Imposture, being greatly anxious to con- tinue the honors of his family with his name. A certain great personage, and a party who had their own views, foisted in this man as his relation, tho' 't is plain he is an imposter, and de- ceived the earl by information drawn from himself. 'T is not to the purpose to give an account of him. They call him a despicable slave, who was bred a ropemaker and waterman. He is, how- ever, the first peer in the kingdoms, and has actually exercised the privilege of wearing his hat In the royal presence.\ In a petition to the \right honorable the lords spiritual and temporal in par- liament assembled,\ the daughters of the earl of Kingsale assert that for some years before, and to the time of his death, his lordship \labored under a constant indisposition of mind, and was weak in his understanding, easy of belief, open to imposition, and a proper object for designing persons to work upon, by whose creatures he was constantly surrounded; that in this melancholy state of mind it was first contrived by improper insinuations to alienate his affections from his said children, and then to introduce, as the real heir male of that ancient family, a person of the name of John Courcy or De Courcy, brought from a state of ob- scurity and the lowest degree In life— a common boatman, then plying for hire at Portsmouth in Great Britain; a person before never heard of. and un- known to the family. • • • • Your petitioners are well assured, and doubt not to prove if they arc permitted to do so. that William De Courcy, Esq., of Queenstown in Maryland, is the 'real aryl true heir male of the family. and as such respected and considered in that country; and the late lord, before he fell into that melancholy state of mind and the hands of designing per- sons, did publickly declare that Wil- liam De Courcy, son of Miles de Courcy, was the next heir male of this family.\ But these eastern shore De Courcys, being content with their terrapin and oysters an ducks, an the honorable regard of their neighbors, and espe- cially wary of tedious and costly liti- gation, just \let the old thing go,\ while they concerned themselves rather for the le.dependenca of the colonies, and proceeded to equip a gallant young csp- tent for the army of the revolution. So the Rhode Island boatman had it all his own way, and singing, Fare thee well, my trim -built wherry, Poet and oars and baege, fareWell! took coach for London, and immedi- ately began to talk to his betters \through his hat.\ Gold In Illt• flank of England. The amount of gold In the linnk of England continues to inereatie. It Is now valued at 1E44,725,000- -a larger sum than It has ever reached bel:are. It is stated that if it continues to pour hi at the present rate it will bectone a positive source of embarrassment. BRET HARTE.'S STORIES. How the \Heathen Chines\ First Came to Be P•blished. Several friends of Bret Harte were discussing a story of his which wile out lately in a leading periodical and several anecdotes were told about hint, which have, I believe, never been in I' int, says a writer in the Boston Post. Tie men were all prominent in some department of life and the coaversation was held in the reading -room of the Ueion League club. \I wonder if you know how Bret Harte became famous?\ said one fine- looking old man. \I was in the west at the time. Dear me! It must have been twenty-five years ago. He h A been do- ing regular work for the California Overland Monthly and the telitor looked on him as a person to be relied on to do not only regular work but to fill in gaps when they appeared. One day he rushed up to Harte and said: \'I must have half a column Im- mediately. Have you anything on hand?' \Harte went to his desk, and, over- turning a pile of manuscript, picked out some verses and threw them to the editor, with the remark: \'I don't know whether they will suit, but I have nothing else the right leegth: • \The verses were 'The Heathen Chines): \The next day Harte was famous. He hat since done what he himself con- siders better work, put the public, for once constant, gives the highest praise to the work which he thought hardly worth printing.\ \The first time Bret Harte came east,\ said a friend the other day, \he was to take in all the chief cities in New England. We who were familiar with the east exclaimed almost in a breath: 'How he will enjoy the beasiti- fill New England fall! Perhaps the gorgeousness of the foliage seen by him for the first time ell' inspire anoteer famous poem.' \After he had en east for a short time he wrote me a letter, which I can tell you almost word for word. It ran like this: \'You ask rye' what has impressed me most since I left home. I can an- swer emphatically the waitresses. I never saw a woman wait at table be- fore. After my lecture at Concord I was waited on by one at breakfast. She said to me: \ ' \Coffee tea, harm eggs and bacon. I enjoyed your lecture, Mr. Harts, You had a most select audience.\' \He never even mentioned the au tumn leaves.\ A SECOND ELSIE VENNER. Plays the Violin and Charms Rattle- snake* with a Weird Melody. With music drawn from her violin Miss Ruth Brown, a beautiful young lady of Lake City, Fla., has succeeded in charming about fifty rattlesnakes that have their den under an immense rock near her home, says the Philadel- phia Times, Miss Brown Is the daugh- ter of wealthy parents, who reside in a magnificent home on the Suwanee river, in thitecounty. She is an accomplished violinist and for six months has been accustomed to sit on the rock men- tioned and play on her violin. One af- ternoon recently while riding over his estate her father heard weird muses on the rock. The music had an uncanny sound and Mr. Brown rode to the rock. There he found his daughter playing her violin, while around her were about fifty snakes, some of them monsters in size. The snakes were in a state of ecstasy. Wilder grew the music and some of the snakes shook their rattles in harmony. Finally Miss Brown threw a note of command into the music and the snakes gradually slipped from the rock and disappeared in their den. Mr. Brown was horrified when his daugh- ter told him that for six months she had played to the snakes. Miss Ruth says every afternoon she feels such a longing to have the snakes about her that she cannot resist and that she wculd rather die than surrender the pi ivilege. While playing to the snakes that sur- round her, she says, she is unconsciolis of occurrences beyond 'the reptillian chcle. Miss Brown is well known in social circles in Florida. The Mortality Small. Of 224 persons treated for rabies 11, Pasteur's method at St. Petersburg last year only three died of hydrophobia; two of these deaths occurred during the treatment before the inoculation had had its full effect, the other was a pa- tient brought in thirteen days after he was bitten. The rabid animals were 193 dogs, eighteen wolves, seven cats, five horses and one pig. At Odessa 984 persons were inoculated, the death rate being only one-third of 1 per cent. One care is recorded of a patient dying one year after inoculation. He had been severely bitten by a mad dog, the wounds were cauterized within three hours of their infliction, and he was afterwerd inoculated, but he died of hydrophobia jest a year after the inocu- lation. National Character. A too commercial spirit characterizes our life. It is one thing for a people to POFIRe9F1 a commercial spirit, but (elite a di • rent thing- for that same spirit to possess their body and soul. Com- merce and markets are the just pride an a l employments of a nation, but they alone will not perpetuate states. A great state must grow men. Character is the summit of a nation.—Hon. Charles G. Neely. Influence. Our Influence is immortal. It is the immortal part of DR. Our deede, our tholghts, live on forever and forever. 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