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, The iOTER-MouyTATx Fakmeu, Tuesbay McmxiyG, T)i:cK:nKK 2, 1002, 11 9 M
w, ny' Unexpected Ex-
,, river was frozen up and
.ciiia no longer ply the
ii n. the only at,i,r0BCh
' ,,. i fiom the other river
si by the stngo sleigh that
' m La Crosse. This crossed
' . a week each way, nnd oc
'",?! brought some sttangcr to
tint Eh why n stranger should
"i.,., li arrived on a boat that
, er onty carry htm farther
b n . '"as a thing llrowns
"Zi not readily understand,
i ih r foic with mild surprise
Clt s of the placo saw one
.,,, lump out of the low box
Vothins was said to him when
'ted !' ,vns not Urovsnstlllc's
1'0 g t now comers with cnthu-
tiach of the eltliens that hap
! .. te irar lined up expectantly
Lot .im'a har when Mr. Urlt
tier stamping his feet a few
,nd thrashing Ills nrms ncross
,ft to get his blood In -cula-intercd
the barroom nnd walked
'..the stove to warm his fingers
!r he stood there for n few mln
.a luil. presumably, recovered
1 !he .Mil of tho long ride, he
U un Hie l-r and called for
ihlsKj HI minncr m that
mn ho Is Immersed In thought.
Sir the moment ho seemed not
a,re that thern were others pres-
. sroilu ed n bottle and ft glass
-f them on the bar. nnd Mr.
-Yiwiir J out a drink for a grown
tie rtll not know It. or It seemed
'.hi did not, but tho ccs of the
unity w.re fixed on him.
..Mi esci belonging to some eight
tae I prescnlatlvu citizens of
rnitlllo were so fixed, nnd for one
il mom nt there appeared to be
Jo, ; niob-ihlllty that Mr. Dritton
i fall lo establish himself on any
tVinnt would entitle him to
Title insldoiatlon.
fiome misterlous way he became
of this without anything being
i Being us ho wns, the focus of
"i dl'tln t gl ires of surprise, ha
n a ai that Honicthlng was
rranl pausing In the very ait
Jting h's glass, lie looked slowly
ndV tlun said, heartily enough
3eiii m . gentlemen. Won't you
'tTnould and they did. and It re
el pe Ible for Mr. Ilrltton to make
i Impi sslon. Tho mere fait that
ns unit uul would not. of Itself,
a him hopelessly, but the curious
irtir of a man who would come
r a fatal breach of cltquotto In
rent un nnsclousncss was enough
,l,e a Doubt nnd while tho doubt
lined Brow nst lllo was not likely
-jkem rturcs.
m nixbj the stngc-drltcr, had
iliret I his liquor and gone outside
imnil i his horses, and. after nn
rchan., of glances among some of
others In the room, Larry Hen
y ilou lied out through tho door
w i if t lo sight.
iVlng lin way to the stable where
by was rubbing bis horses down,
toad for ii few minutes looking on.
'intly li s tld
loot man Inside. ondcr. Is he a
Crois man. I don't know?"
xb finished with ono horso and
in on tv other befoic ho answered.
nhe a 1
ilea on y been around f'r about a
k. Come f'm soinewhercs Kast.
a pb) enrds n gooil bit In Ilus-
i r,h lrfft kind o' sudden
nt h t imiih about It, hut they
orr I Hid pf u mlx-up In u gamo
night, Didn't lmio nothln' to
omln' over."
i m it 1 of succinctness, being
rahsuhrl by Hennessy and re
"'1 (o U- community In n much
.rgrd f in, was sufficient to pro
( Bnv an lllo for the inmpalgn
h Mi Juk Ilrltton entered upon
nlng once shaken off the preoe
til mil abstracted nlr which he
eithdi he m rived In town, he de
pM li i a Jovial, free-handed man
nmi ti tendeneles. though spar
In li own conception of Sam's
or ar 1 was accepted readily enough
n id whose ocLtipatlon was
lofn nfcssinniil gamblei.
mil. it have been supposed, bo.
n rtaln prctlous expirlenccs,
I B-o tllle would be reluctant to
rd Sir Ilrltton nn opiiortunlty to
rclso h'i skill, but Drownstllle, In
rr Is, wasl Ike tho rest ot
nor and Long Mike nnd Me
thy ir both resident In the
Jure I do hn thlnkln' that Me
thy n play mote poker an win
K" v than any other mon In
i ' I Stumpy when ho camo Into
han nn that night nnd found n
i i i ngi ess, us ho had, Indeed,
tad u peeled would be the case
nj tid.o was also In tho game, but
M romctlmcB won, having le
'ko hcuks of luck, such as Mc
h i .ir seemed to get. And the
! I nun wns playing, too, so that
leally no reason to suppose
I th Irangcr wns the only man
thi i hie who understood all the
kt of ho game,
" y had bought a stack of chips.
I Htuinpt, though ho was a
il ni nn usually, was soon Inter
'1 f ugh to ask for a hand. As
" no objcillon, ho took the
ti t i
i i him only J? for n stack, and
Ion mo was tabic stakes, thero
' line for him cither In go
k 'Illy or to win considerable
r tt lust It seemed likely that
miRl do the latter, for tho ters
'li lie picked up had threo kings
' ke was dealing and It wns
'" age, so Htuinpy had first
h ' ting lint down between lion
' 1 McCarthy. . . ,
HI ,' he said, throning In his
I ' with tho two whites that
nr had put up for an ante,
!" -tit played also, it was tn
t l that ho would, for It was
" i him tn stny out as It was
"i The one-eyed man inma In,
"ii I ed It, nnd Long Mike una
- laid down.
-Ji Ml i also that," said Stumpy,
kin, i t more.
II h swore, but even his op
k i as not enough to Induce him
K" louble inlso on two nines, nnd
'hi down his curds. The ono
I m a and Ilrltton both made good,
t und they ialled for cards.
"ni.i took two, which protest l
i mil pair, Tho nno-oyed man
' - and Ilrltton stood iiat.
"if Ihriw In n wbltu chip, being
'"a nilse, but Iho one-ijcd man
fp 1 lie had not bettered his two
" Ilrltton id It II niul Htunipy
r all Ills 1 forward. A king
1 nud 'h backing, and, when
"ten ' ,0 showed them dgwn
, hit .,
W me another stack," was all
" lliltlon said as ho throw down
J t (In f
" ' y hate been pirt of his pun
at Hist, and In any easy the
wus not lieaty enough to daunt
deai,eiW1,r 5 rlly "n Hennessys
dealt ! Jatk!'ot " """" Stumpy
agiln ' i"a iaUKht ,hlco knps
hSrdlv.iritMP ""' 8" of he P"
nowilwi Eclln? ""ystnyers Ilrltton.
MlJd"l' !"- eight, and Ixtng
flash ldcd t0 sixtJultle on t four
.wlil.T,0',,!"'m t'ercd and 8lump
showed his kings and took the n.t
Lucky cnids," m,i ilrltton, and no
other loinimnt wns made
.i? .' therc wa" nn Pla al"' another
Jackpot was nude It was lot opened
ror two deals, but when the cards came
to Long Mike In turn Stumpy was
fairly a mazed tn find that once more
I e had three kings
It did not look right, nnd If It had
been llrltton's donl he would hute hes
itated about plating them, but Long
Mike was abote suspicion, so he
opened the t with cheerful confidence
Again Hrlttcn wns among those who
r,u.VcJn. McCarthy and Img Mike
loth finding enough to Justly a play
but the nil took three excepting
Mumpj, and he was iiulte easy In his
mind when he bet t! Ilrltton was
th- only on- to call, and he. slid with
n litigh:
lie a notion to raise jou, but
mat be you'to got them three kings
again "
"I lute" stld Stumpy, and scooped
the pot again
They all stared, but Ilrltton was the
only one to speak
"If I was you," b said In a nasty
way, "I wouldn't play them kings so
frequent. You might get beut on 'em
next "
Now there are men to whom a re
mark of this Bort may be made with
out Immediate trouble, but such men
are not Irishmen of the pi cull ir nd
ness ns to hnlr nnd beard that Stumpy
had He flared In an Instant
'Ol'll play thlm cards whlnlter 01 do
be geltln' thlm to play," he said with
great heat "An' It ony glntlenun l"
tn' room tin l-i erosso or anj otner
place, has anything to say, Ol'd lolko
f heir what It Is"
'Oh, well!" said Ilrltton, "I sild
what I had to sa, It don't look well
for any man to hold three kings all
the time "
'Av It's a question o" looks," said
Stumpy, vert coolly, but with etldent
wrath, "01 don't lolke th' looks o' thnt
nose ton do be c.irrjln round wld
youse "
Ilrltton looked around, but seeing
that no one idso nt the table was likely
to side with him In ease of trouble,
he contiolled himself with on effort
"Talu't ns good lookln' ns I'd like
tn hate It," he said, with a forced
laugh, "but It's the only one"
"An 01 do be thlnkln'." Interrupted
Stumpt. "it ud loqk a dom sight bet
ter at It was longer"
"Pcrhnps It would," slid Ilrltton, still
reluctant to accept the quarrel, "but"
"Hut nothln'," shouted Stumpy,
reaching otei and grasping the fea
ture ho had mentioned. ' Maybe pullln'
11 n little molght do It good." And ho
gate It n mighty twenk.
Two things, onlt, were possible nfter
that, In Hrnwnsvllle, but unfortunately
for Mr Ilrltton hn choc tho wrong one.
A stand-up fight with nature's wea
pons would have established him as a
person worthy of consideration, ctcn
though he had been well Hiked, but
he was not In tho habit of lighting In
that fashion and ho reaihcd for his
It was nn unlucky inotement. Long
Mike sat next to him and ns they all
toso to their feet In the excitement
the big man selr-d him by the wilst
and the ncik nnd. shaking 1,1m ns a
dog shakes a rat, ho exilalmcd
i'o'll pull no gun In Ilrownstllle, se
double-Jointed spalpeen, je. An' ye'll
iindcrsthnnd mat any giniiemon in
this town that wants to play kings
can play as many as he lolkcs, an" as
often ns ho lolkcs. An1 the lolkcs n"
)ez can get back to Li Crosse whin
c lolke"
And nfter he had shaken ilrltton suf
ficiently he threw him Into tho corner
of the room.
When the stage sleigh wns well out
on the frozen rlter surface, next da,
Jim Illxby turned to his passenger und
said brlcflj ,,,,.
"Them fellers In nrownstlllo kind o
stands by each other, most generally."
Hut the passenger made no reply.
Chicago Inlcr-Oiean.
Tormer Slave Itas Walked Many
Thousand Miles.
John Thomas, a negro, who since his
liberation from slat cry has tramped
all oter the continent, has nrrlted In
Hnngor on ono of his occasional tlslts,
und Is attracting much uttentlon, part
ly on account of his feats of pedestil in
Ism, but ihlelly on account of his re
markable strength for it man of his
age, his gicat etnturo and his amus
ingly big feet. Thomas wns a slave In
Virginia for thirty scars, and after
ward In Louisiana, hating been sold
threo times, the highest prito paid for
him being 11800 When ho uni freed
bj Lincoln's procl imallon ho resolted
that, hating done so much work for
others without piy, ho would work no
more, nnd started out on foot to tour
Anierlcu. He tramped fiom St, Mar) 'a
Tnilsh, La., back In tho scenes of his
early bondago In Winchester, Va , nnd
thenco to llangor, arriving here one
dav In the dead of winter. Standing
oter six feet In height, and being large
and strong In proportion, he attracted
much attention und found plenty of
frb ids, iimoiiff them u hotelkeeper,
, ptotlded him with u home for
e Just for the sake of hating him
jdii'rt to entertain tho guests, for
Thomas Is n most Interesting charactel
After n few yeais of quiet and com
fort the old slave bciaino restless und
left Hnngor. tiamplng to St. John. J.
II thenco back to llangor and down
through the country to Virginia, Louis,
lana. New Mexico, Old Mexico and the
central American States. IluWrig on
Voted a walk of about 11KW miles, he
again turned his face norlhnnid. and
In tho autumn of ipo leappe.ired In
1 aiigor. remaining a few dats and then
continuing to St John. thnie no one
knows where far and wide oter the
cnunlr). Now he Is bark again, and it
Is noticed that be Is wealing tho same
Ufcullui foolgeai that ho adopted hcie
hlrty-BCteii cilia "go-a sort of san
dal, composed of folds of burlap wound
about tho foot, with it solo of tough
feather, held In place by stout lords.
When ho llrst in ma to llangor every
one marvelled at the slso of his feet.
,"nd a shoemaker offered to nuke him a
lino imlr "f h"es In exchange for the
mmenso moccasins he then wore 1 he
arT In was stiuck Thomas got the
shoes, and tho tobbler hung tho moc
c suis up on the wall of his shop as a
lu? loslt). When theBe shoes were worn
out Thomas, being nab e to get any
othcis largo enough, look to wearing
Sandals ot I'1" ,,w" ue'nlnif. and for
?hlr y-soven yeura has tramped oter
i .continent, thus shod Ills feet are
eighteen Inches long and big In nropor
tlort. After all his tramping and prlta
Ions ho Is strong nnd heaity. weighing
10 Sounds, und now, nt the nge of S3,
he Kites exhibitions of strength that set
rasinie to wondering what must hate
K his imwer when in his prime -New
Voik Tribune.
Strange Mysteries That Have Been
Solved by Towerful But Un
seen Eye.
That "murder will out" Is an adage
thit has been proted time and again
no one will question
Many and mtalerlous arc the wa)s
with which murderers hate been de
tected None of them more curious, howeter,
than the powerful, all-seeing eje of the
telescope, through whose agency guilty
criminals hate been discovered and
ccintlcted and hanged
One of the moat reinarkible cases
where a telescope figured In the de
tection ot n murdcier occuued not
ninny months ago
The scene of the crime lay In the
Alps, where lorty peaks and perpctunl
snows havo been muto witnesses lo
so many tragedle"
Hut once In a while the ugly facts
will leak out, nnd the use in point was
a partlcularl) "cold-blooded" murder
A scoundrelly ndtenturer, one of
those h ItiHftnmn Vi.tmnt, Mnr1. who
make n trade of murder, and choose
their victims for preference from
nmong the opposite sex, wedded a
joung und fairly well-to-do bride, got
her to settle all hei atallable proper!)
upon him Insured her life heat lis In
his own fat or, took her on n honey
moon trip to the r.ngndlne, and delib
erately pushed her over a precipice
Of course, the murdcier was careful
to give the alarm at once on returning
to his hotel, nnd wns loud In his la
mentations for the souug wife he had
lost so that no susplilon was aroused
at the time and In the Immediate
t'ortunatel) however, the murdered
girl had n brother who had been de
voted to her, nnd who had from the
first mistrusted the man she had mited
Certain circumstances coming to his
knowledge, he Journcsod secretl)', nnd
In disguise, to the neighborhood where
the tragedy had taken plnce, and, nfter
long and clahoiate search he succeeded
In discovering nearly ten miles away
from tho actual scene of the crime, and
nn the opposlto side of the mountain
fiom the hotel whence the murderer
and his victim hnd set out on their fa
tal climb, a shepherd who had seen
tluough his glass the whole hideous
The evidence thus gathered sealed tho
prisoner's fate when It came tn be ten
dered In court, for the details of the
murder as sworn to by tho principal
witness, the shepherd lid to wit, cor
responded In every particular with
those observed and recorded by the
officers In tho course ot their experi
ments with the lay figures.
There was executed In the Transvaal
a month ago n sunendeied Hoer one
of the tery few who, since the declara
tion ot peace, have been visited with
the death penall) for aits committed
during the war.
No one will deny, however, that this
ono richly deserted his fate Pretend
ing that he desired to surrender, ho
dcco)cd a Hrltlsh officer to within r,o
)ards or so of whero he was sitting
and then suddenly stiatihed up it line
from the long grass at his feet and
shot him dead, ,
The perpetrator of this murder Im
agined, doubtless, that he lould do as
he did with Impunity. He hid previ
ously sianned the veldt, east, west,
north und south, and he was quite sure
that, sivc only his already doomed
victim and himself, there was no one
within sight or hearing.
Hut ho had forgotten the range of
tho modern field telescope.
I-rnin n rlhitnlit Iconic a solitary ve
dette suw through his tell-tL'i' glass
every detail of tho tragedy: saw and
unpercelved, crept up near enough to
wheic the murderer was rifling the
pockets nt his victim to be able at a
later date to swear to his Identity.
That the telescopo has discovered
other tragedies that occur In the course
of human experience beside murders Is
proved by tho fails of tho following
The world would havo known noth
ing af a great ocean tragedy that oc
curred off tho coast of Dover, some few
)cars ago, had not the eyo nt a single
watcher on the great chalk illffs above
been solo witness of the terrible event.
It was op a 1'hrlstniaa night, a furi
ous gale was raging, and there was lit
tlo lo tempt anyone out of doors Yet
one old gentleman braved tho fury of
the elements and, with glass under Ills
arm (he was a retired sea captain), set
out, as had been his wont etery even
ing for )cnrs. for u stroll to the bluff
headland known as Shakespeare's cliff
When about half way there he be
lieved he heard a gun tiled somewhere
lu the channel, but was not sure lleach
Ing the summit, he scanned the tum
bling wnsto Of wateis with moro thun
ordinary cine. At llrst nothing was
tlslble. Then the moon peeped out
from behind a cloud, and. ringed In by
his telescope as In a picture frame, he
beheld n shin laboilng
It wns a big ship, and crowded with
huiu.cn beings. Tor less than a minute
the watiher had her In view; then she
threw her stern high In the air. hei
bows dipped, and slowl) but surely she
settled down und was gone.
Ihe man with tho telescopo rubbed
Ida c)cs Was It n dieam?
:o, there certainly had been a ship,
und now there was none
When he tame to tell his tale the next
day not a solitary soul believed hint
"He was giuwlng old," Ills hearers said
to ono another, anj tapped theli heads
significantly. Nor was It till months
nfteiwnrd when tho non-arilval of the
lllervle Cattle nt Adelaide caused In
quires to be made, that It was known
for certain that his was the onl) e)e
that had beheld tho tuigedy of that
stately vessel's unhappy fate
Anolhei tiagedy of the Alps was wit
nessed In tho tillage of Chamonla, at
tho foot of Mont IHaiic by u man,
who, duiliur tho summer months, makes
a business of enabling tourists to mi
inn through powerful telesropes the
piogresa und movements of climbers on
tho mountains.
Harly ono morning n few months ago
one of these was scanning the summit
of Mont lllance when he was nmnzed
to see two men running at full speed
down the steep snow slopo of tho i oln
du Dome. Within a few minutes the
foremost ot Ihe twain fell headlong Into
n cievasse, to be followed almost Imme
diately by his companion,
bubsequenl Investigation proved that
tho supposed suicides were n guide and
tt iwrler, tespeillvely, who had at
tempted the asicnt the day before, ac
companied by two young Henchmen.
A tenlllc storm had come on, the tour
ists had perished from cold and fa
tlgue and their companions rendep-d
tempoiarlly Insane by their sufferings,
had started to late down tho (llant of
the Alps inuc.li as children '.un from tho
top to tin bottom of a sand hllloik
Watchers tluough telesiopcs amid the
Inner mountain silltudes of Hvy'tMi.
land are ued to strange sights. Hlool
curdling stories uie current of men, u)e
and women, loo, decoyed Into these liy
fastnesses and deliberately inurdered
nushed Into ft ircvasse und abandoned
to their fate, or left to die of exposure
on some wind-swept, Inaccessible pis-
UItUla doubtful, though, w bother there
Is un single one among the long 1st
if telescopic ally revealed tragedies that
", lo hfiniatlo Intensity with that
which was seen by Ihe Jluaslan tleneral
lUdetsk). early I'l Jnuar). 1878. while
u. J - -'.
sweeping with a powerful mllltnr) tele
scopo the exit from the Si hlpka Pass
He was expecting ao battalions of
Infantr) armed, alert and vigorous
Instead there debouched from amid the
lc) Halkan fsetnesa a few score strange
looking figures, who stumbled and
staggered like drunken men as the)
walked nnd waved their inns stiff!)
In wild, unmeaning gestuies to their
comrades below.
liven as ho looked some of them fell
to rle no more and only little clouds
of rentiers powdetel snow ascending
like columns of smoke In the thin, cleai
nlr, marked where the) still struggled
Then the horror of the thing began
to occur to him. While he stood theie,
warml) comfortable In the moie mod
erate temperature of tho plains, men
were being fiozeu to death befoie bis
eves, high up In tho mountains Phila
delphia Press.
Power of the Feminine Kiss to Kill
ns Well ns Thrill,
The power of the fenilnlno Kiss Is ad
mitted the world over there nrc some
Illustrations ot Its potcmy that make
Interesting reading
The piett) girls nt Australia recently
kissed a fair Hrltlsh soldier until he
fainted. It wns on the ociaslon ot the
nrrlvut ot the Australian soldleis nt
Melbourne from the scat of war. Thes
were welcomed by a gathering whoe
enthuslism the police were qullo imw
erless to council
The female portion wns particularly
deiuonstrattte nnd In nviti) Instances
the binvc flghteis were llteralls torn
fiom the ranks li receive n veritable
hurricane of fnvois from fair lips
Many of them were overcome and one
of the sturdiest and handsomest of the
soldlem in tualls' fainted under the
storm of labial salutation ennfened by
over 300 Victorian damsels
Though these victims escaped with
out actual hurt, such Immunity has
nut ulwa)s been the case
In the autumn of 1000 n doctor was
called In to see n )oung woman who
was said to be Buffering from un nt
tuck of pleurisy. On examining her.
howeter. he discovered thnt one of her
rlbn wns fractured an Injury which, It
subsequently trnnsptied, she had re
ceived nt the hinds, or rather nt the
arms, of her flince, who had ton ar
dentls unbraced hei on the occasion
of their Inst parting.
llctts. the Infant Itosclus, when nt
the zenith of his Juvenile fame, was on
one ociaslon walking with some ladles
when another bcvsr of female iidmlrcis
bore down upon him. and, pulling him
awas fiom his companions, commenced
to litlsh upon him endeirmcnts und
The otheis promptls rUBhcd to their
Idols rcsiue, who between the con
tending parties caclf determined to
possess the buy actor was tin own to
the ground and bo much bruised and
Injured as to be unable to appear for
a couple ot nights. f
Inslgnllleant teas t,hls mischance to
the fate tint befell M de Langs, a
lourtler of the tlmo of Louis XV
whose supreme council so Irritated icr
talll ladles of the inurt that they re
solved to Intllit upon him n novel pun
ishment. reigning one day lo be overcome by
the beauty of his face und person, thes
fell upon htm en niasse, hugging nnd
kissing the w retched dandy till he cried
for nieics. e
Dear to his entreaties the ladles con
tinued their merillcst'V'MrcpHes unlll the
object of their mock, lute who, In
de"d, was but sorry weakling In en
de.ivoilng tn break Aw'ay from their
clutches, broke a blood vessel and died
n few duss later,
Amurath IV., the Turkish hultan.
suspecting ono ot his Ministers of hav
having designs upon the sanctity of his
harem, ordered the eulpilt to bo kissed
to death by his femalo shues.
This sememe was aitunlly carried
out, the inlserablo victim being seiure
ly fastened to the ground and then
suffocated by the caresses and kisses
of his female executioners, who were
rtlmulated to unllagglng oxertlnn by
tho unrelenting tods of tho tsrants
Musical "lions" seem In especial dan
ger of this novel method of ussault,
and many of our most famous pianists
hnvc run the gauntlet, only to emerge
crushed and exhausted from ttic ordeal.
Philadelphia Press,
"Speaking of hard-headtdncss re
minds me of a negro I onic knew " said
a man at one of tho hotels, "and he
had about the hardest head I ever lame
across. Mind sou, I am talking about
sure enough hard-headedncss, mtual
phsskal liard-headedness. The negio
used to work for me when I lived lit the
country He was u farm h nil. He
was a quart elsomo sort ot gio, had
an nw fully high temper, u. was ul
wasa giving way lo It, He was almost
dally In n fight of some sort and there
was not a nigio In forty miles of where
he lived who could whip htm They
couldn't hurt him They would alwa)s
hammer him over the head and If the)
had used cushioned and padded clubs
it would huvc hid uhout the same ef
fect He simply never felt tho blows
I Biw a big negro wnstn a panel of
fence on him one afternoon, breaking
one paling nfter another over his head,
and without effect whatever, Ms ne
gro fought like a go it with his head
lowing his neck and pulling the fore
head down, he would make a rush for
his antagonist, nnd If he should hap
pen to land u good bult he would put
his man out Often I have seen him
almost kill negioes In this was It
would tuke some time to bring them
around. Hut I am dilftlng soincwhai
from the point I had in mind The ne
gio would butt ans thing that happened
to cioss him, and If hn had nn had
occasion I don't supposo ho would have
drawn the line on u billy goat, a lam
or a bull Tho Incident I havo In
mind convinced me that he would not
draw the line One morning he got
out to Ihe horse lot earlier than usual
and was In 1 bad humoi for sum lea
son He started to take his had feeling
out on the mule he was to plough with
during the das The first thing ho did
was to smash his water Jug over the
mule's head. This did not hurt the mule
so very much und did not snllsfy tho
negro Ho was In one of his more tin
lent fits Orahblng the mule by the
ears with eich hand he pulled himself
bilk a full aim's length and landed
his head with great tlolenee on the top
of the mule's head If the mule had
been struck between th" ears with an
ax he would not havo dropped to the
ground more quickly. He fell like u
dead ox. Hut he got up ugaln. Tho
negio was apparently satlsded after
Ibis and went on to the Held When
It came to downright hnrd-headedness
he wns Iho most remarkable member I
ever saw'." New Orleans Times. Demo
I.awser I see that case of sours Is
on Jury drawn yetT"
Lwser Skinner Ves, und It a a splen-
i.awjer Hrief Above the average In
intelligence, eh?
Lawyer Skinner No; 'way below It.
I'hlladelphla Ires
ltemlnlscenccs Concerning Some Not
able Shootlnp Experiences In
"Seems to me." said the man from
Knob counts, "thnt things has null
happenln' There ain't no more hai-tcst-hoine
dances, the nppleculs 1 Jest
ns If there hidn't never been none, nn
I hnln t heetd of it shootln match In en
long that I begin In wonder what n
shootln' nintch Is nn' speakln' o
slwolln' mntches, I says to ol' SI t other
" SIM s,iss, 'do sou mind the shoot
ln' match for a bear nt rerdenkain
per's lifts sear ago now come Phanks-glvln""
" 'I mind it est ns If it wns slslerda)
sass So. 'An' 1 won the bear, too," sa)
No that wa'n't the was 1 reinein
beicd that shootln' nmtih not ! u
Jugful for It wns tnter-ble plain In m)
mind th it I won the beui msself Hut
I dldn t sus nothln'.
' In them good ol class, when things
wns bappeiiln' light along rerdenkain.
per's was the shootln in itch center for
Ihe hull iiiunlrv l'olks used In keep
the i tin n' what was tnkln' place lure
an' there, Jest b) the shootln' matches
at Peidenkainper s IVnle nkiiiiipcr not
mils give u grand untiu il shnotln
mutch evers New Years (iln Jink
son s blrlhdns Wnshlu tons blrlhdas
I'nurlli o' Juls Thanksglvln', an"
('Illiniums but If n nelghboi s boss
died, or If some one rU more 'Inters oi
buckwheat tn the line than common
or somebody got sold out bs the Slier
Iff or n man that IVrdenkiiinpoi
lcnnwed was diawed on tin Juis oi was
speenled ns n witness, or wua took up
on suspicion n' kmiwln couslih ruble
about n inlssln' sheep, reidenkninpir
would put out bills for u special shoot
In' match to celebrate the saiiuin
stuuee and so we knowed what was
goln on till the time.
"Hut the main p'lnt lu Ibis here
shnotln' match at l'crdcuknmper's lifts
Sears ago now como Thanksglvln'
was n beur that vcas kctched bs l'er
denkninper himself, on purpose for the
shouts. He hnd It tied 111 an empts slnll
In his bnin When rerdenknmpir went
to bed Thanksglvln' eve the stars was
shlnln' bright. The bear was sufo In
his slnll The elder bar I wns leads for
tnppln', there was considerable o' oilier
cheeiln goods In a Jug or two an' u
couple o kngs, an' evers prospect was
plraeln' for the shootln' match next
"When I'erdenknmper got up In the
mnrnln', though, there was sometliln'
like half n foot o' snow on tho ginund,
nn' It wns snnwlli' sit Ibis was ills,
eouiurln' for the shoot, hut by and b)
the squire hnd an Idea, nn' sa)s
"'Pcrdenkniiiper,' suss he, 'wh) not
let sour bear loose, glte him a good
fair start, an' turn this shootln' match
Into a bear hunC"
'The Idee was took up unanlinoiis,
an' we went out to sec I'erdenkamper
turn the bear loose. l'eideiikuinpei
went In the barn nnd then come rushln'
out ng'ln
" 'The hear Is gone!' be hollers
'Slipped his rope, ns suio as ponder, an'
cut Tor the woods"
"An' sure enough there Inld the rope,
an' the bear was gone Iho fallln' snow
had kite red lis triuks, ur we'd V
started right In nn the bear hunt un'
been glad. So there we was Of
touise, there was n fat hog nn' some
turkess lo he shot for, hut the bear was
what had diawed tho most on us, an'
the losln' of It Jct swatted us 'way
down In the dumps, an' though the
hai I o' elder nn' the Jugs an' kags
hadn't got anus', the) couldn't drownd
the sorrow rer the losin or cnai near,
an' I guess that shootln' mutch o' Per
nenkamper's would V rassed down In
to hlstois as a funeral if the squire
hudn't had another Idee
"'Whara Hart?" sass he. '1 hnln t
seen Hart here lodas, un' he neter
missed a shoolln'-inntili befoie,' s,i)S
the squire,
"That was so, an' nnboly had seen
Hart around that ilii) Things had been
said about Hart consldci'ble. an' some
folks didn't make no bones of sayln"
'em piclty sliong So when the squlic
missed Hart at the shoot he got the
ldc an' he sn)s.
"That bear o' rerdenkamper's mowt
'a' slipped Its rope all right nn- got
nwny, but there ain't no beur that ever
stole a pig Hint could 'a' pulled the peg
out o' the hasp o' that bum dnoi, tho
hasp belli on the outside an' the hear
on the Inside,' ho sass, 'We'll Jest go
over to Hart's un' git that bear," suys
he. . .,
"An" some of us went over tn Hirts.
Hart had the bear liuigln' up an' was
Jest goln' to skin It
The squire snnked lilin uround by
the shoulder an' sass
"'Von Jest load that hear on your
tied un' huul It back to reidenkamp
er's An' lifter sou git It there sou
pas Peidenkuinper JIO foi steulln' It
an' JJ for klllliV It or III Jail Sou for
six months,' sass thu squhc.
"Hint done II all without u peep, an"
we had some toler hie good shooiln' for
the bear, after all spite n' the snow un'
I won il though ol' SI sass that he won
It, which I don't mind tellln' nu lie
rouldn't. beln's ns Ituttlesnakc Jerry
hud bunged one of his esea clean out
In n little argument they'd had around
i ii, mmw. un' the bnr'l o' elder had
closed fnthei un, so that SI wasn't In
no sort n' shape lo shoot nn he dldn t.
"Hut while I was talkln' to ol' SI
t'other da$ 'bout that shootln' mutch at
Pcrdcnknmptr's, I says to him
You remember Hnttlesnal.e Jerry
an' how I llxed him that day, don't sou
How sou flsed him'' sass ol' SI
(latin1 up. 'I remember how I llxed
him" suss he. 'I remember his lliinw
In" It up to me thnt I hud shot a deer
ahead o1 one o' his hounds, hi;1 I le
menibcr pltehln' In un' thrashln' him
till he blatted like n skecrt calf" says
""That's what I remember nhout the
flxln o1 Hnttlesnake Jrrrs,1 sass he
"'Thai ain't the llxln' of him thnt I
meun' sa)S I I mean his bettlu' of
me Jo ut tho shootln' inati h that I
couldn't hit u dollar at a bundled
suids, an' mc u lakln' of him up, I
sass to ol' SI. 'Then when does Jerry
do but fix a dollar hill Into a- ojcli
Bllclt an' sit 11 with the t dge n the hi
to'rds me ns tho murk An' how he did
chuckle, 1 goes up to lake a look at the
mark, an' It stood threo feet to erne
side of a stone wall. I glanced over the
lay n' things, an" come back lo the
'""jerrs . sass I, 'will Su double tho
""Jirrs". he suit o' Btarted, an' they ull
pooh-hooed me.
"'Jerry,1 sus I, 'sou dussun t double
the bet!' I says,
An' with that he miss
" Yes. I dast," ho sas, 'an' thrlbble
"So" we thilbbled the bet. I look nlm
an" Hied.
" 'qulre,' sass I, 'go git the murk.1
"The squire went and got the mark.
When Jerry seen It he most feinted
uwas'. nn" thes-all staled as ir thes was
skecrt Tho holw o' my bullet was
squaie through the center o' that dol
lar bill I had Hied at a big stone Hint
was iatts cornered from the dollar bill
Ibis lde of It iii th, wall an ms ledg
ment was eeuh thit the bullet glencel
off o Ihe stone an sloshed plump
thiough the bill Jist where I nggered
It would Vou remember that of course,
81' suys I
Ol SI. shook his head ruther K1
live It seemed to me an ihijs
" I m durued It I do" sass he
' I never was so look back In ms life,
nn' I sold then, an' I sns now, that
things mas quit luppenln, as they
seem tn be dnln right along an" set
not skeer us mi) but when folks quits
reineniberlii' I su). I want lo tell ou
that It bchooces us lo watih out'
Ijiikawuvn l'u , Corrosiwideme Chi
cago Intel Oicnn
Uncle Sim Unwittingly Shields Many
Adroit Ciimtnnls on Ills Vessels
' I observe that the New York mps
rorraled n bluejacket off the receiving
ship down at Norfolk on suspicion that
he Is u buiglai the other dis " said an
old-time ntuu-n -war s man. who Is now
on the messenger nff of the Na) de
putment riies must have been pretty astute
II) cops to have traied the man lo the
recelMiig-shlp fm Ihe American navy
Is n piVttv goo I hlilliiK-out plaie lu
the old (1.1 J s In fait, the Culled Slates
nnvs was about the llrst shelter made
for b) fellows who hud done things to
gel Ibc illr after them 'Ihe) would
ship mid make a bit of a cruise and
sla In the uniform until their bunch
or shoie tumble had blown over or been
fotgullen und then, ns llki as not. they
would Jump the seiUi and go bin k In
their tiefailous was of muktig u liveli
hood on Ihe beaih While 1 was Jam
mltig aiiiuiid the map on the old
frigates I met up with n lot tit such
'One of them was n crackerjnclc In
the counterfeiting lino and he hid
slipped Into the service lo dodge the
secret service men, who wete nfler him
for manufiietiirlng u largo utimbci of
exceedlngls c boh e nud nifty carl-wheil
dollars Ibis fellow shipped as n llie-
niun Aner six iiMiutlia nt ruing tins
wan out on tho Asiatic station he be
gun to tire of the monotony of the
separation fiom his counterfeiting pio
fesslon and he begin lo do counter
feiting rlRht on board the American
ship of win
"1 lie counterfeiter rigged himself up
u regular plint down below In one of
the unused bunkers He had brought
the dies along with him when he board
ed thn ship, and he spent all of his time
turning out phon) dimes and quarters
and halves down In the din whlih he
had rigged up for bis work
"Not only that, but be passed the
stuff In qu entitles In the foreign ports
He would go ashore with a In id of the
phonies lu the Chlneso nnd Japanese
polls nnd get the 'American silver
changed Into legitimate gold by the dis
counting monc) lendeis and It Is cer
tain Hull he picked up it large amount
lu tills was Ho went over the side of
I lie ship In HoiiRkiing and fmgot to
come back one das, ami It wnsn t long
utter Ibut before his counterfeit up
parutiis was dug up
ineii mc mones-c nangers negan in
come aboard the ship with their innnns
They had ascertained that the 'Ameri
can sliver' wan bogus and they all
wanted the pas master tn make good to
them Ho was In shape tn laugh at
them, of course, and he did The blue
jacket counterfeiter was scragged In
the I'nltcd Hlules u few scant later for
again embarking upon bis profession of
liiaiiiifactuilug t art-wheels, and he wua
sent over tho loid for a long tenn
"Hut one of tho most Ingenious
cusses In the sh ipe of n fugitive thnt
I ever was shlpmalrs wjth wus ic chup
who had spent most of his life as a
moonshiner in Kentucky He had been
corralcd by nn Internal revenue man,
who was taking him lo a Kentucky
loik-up, but the.mooiishlner walled for
the Internal revenue sharp to look tho
other way for an Instant and then he
grabbed the olllclals gun and plugged
III Ml lip II lot
"It was ii case ot run for It for him
then, sure enough, and when he hud
time tn take n long brenlh he found
himself curled up In a hnmmnck In the
I'nltcd Htnles navy He shipped as a
coal heater and he made a pretty good
"His Ingenuity consisted In the fact
that he used In manufacture a mighty
effective nnd get-theio brand of corn
liquor right on hoaid the ship He fixed
up n mat miniature still In an oh-nUo
coinei of oni of the bunkers, got tho
, mi n hrniurlit aboard bv the bumbo it
men In the different ports nnd did his
inoonshlnlng In n mights scientific
manner. He dldn t make tho whisky
for prnlll, but Just bemuse he tvunled
to keep his hand In, 1 suppose He
moro Ihnn kept the nillcers ot the old
frlgato puiilcd for over a sear.
'The ship would be at sea for ten
days or two weeks, and set a dosen nt
so of the 'black gang would be found
slffllcated at all bourn of the day and
night and unlit for duty The skipper
and the 'llrst luff tried their best to
Unci nut whero the hooio wns coming
from but It was loo deep for them 'Ihi
moonshiner himself never got orrcy
escd, but Just kept one n' these mellow
buns on all the time, and so be was
never snugged for being soused on duly
lie decided In stay on tho bench one
diy when nil hands went ashore for
ilbcrty at Pensmola, ami In the cnurse
of time his little coppei coals and ollui
ndka-iiinhlng pirnpheinulla was
turned up nnd the thing that had been
such a profound msstery lo the men of
the nfleidcck wus explained "Wash
ington Post
Loss Charbnnnct lelaled a new story
at the Hotel f.runewuld last evening
that Is full of legal complications
It Is the rtoiy of the killing of a negro
by a white man on the Illinois Central
northbound train Tuesday night and
the probable mortal wounding of an
other negro by the mm killed
The Blnrs', us Inld by Mi Ch irbonnet.
Is Ibut two negroes became Involved In
a low on the train about two mllea Ibis
side of ricnler. One of the uegrws
drew his revolver and fired at the oth
ci 'iho bullet missed Its mark and
penetrated tho coat of a white man sit
ting near b) Tho white man. whoso
name he does not know shot tho negro
with the revolver, killing hint Instantly,
ami In fulling the negio'a letoltei was
discharged, the bullet striking tho no
gro at whom he had shot, mortally
wounding hlin
'Ihe Coroner, who I veB either on the
Valley or Texas A. I'aclfli road was
notllled of thn killing, and while he Is
In the same parish and within u few
miles of the scene of the tragedy, ho
must come to New Orleans and go up
to Prcnltr to hold he Inquest In the
meuntlme the hod) of Ihe dead negru
Is In a slate of putrlfiietlon, end prob
ably will 1 hurled before tho Coroner
tun get there. It will tnke him almost
os long to go from his homo tn I'renler
as It does to go from hero to Atlanta
Theie Is no ollltei ut Cienlcr, and tho
white man was allowed to go his was,
but the wounded negro wns taken
ihuic of by ,ne Illinois Central olll
teas and cared foi
Hunter O, Leak, general regent of the
Illinois Central ralliond, and Assistant
Superintendent Dunn last night coirob.
orliled the stoiy Basing they had ie
eclved iidvlcee of t lie siiine uiiied-up
character, but nelthei was uhlo tn glte
the names of the three men concerned
New Orleans Tlmis-Diniuirut.
Indian's Novel Scheme to Poison a, f iH H
Cowboy Ended hi a Box Car I fS H
Tragedy. I ,'JHj H
O T l'lske, an actor. Just arrived tn f j B
New Orleans, and Imoked to appear at Jl H
the Orpheum tomorrow night has been i Z B
served with a fmelgn Mtbporni to np- I li B
peur In the I'nlted Slates District court i1l H
of Okliiliumi, an a witness In clearing liH iiH
up the estate ot an Indian murderer, 13' B HKV
who met his deith while nttemptlnig F? iwAb
one of the most novel methods ot irlmo it K HBH
that has ever ctctit Into print t'W HHb
lu l.'W the natives ot Vlnltn t T., JKI H
weie startled nt the sulden dlsippear- i I H
aner of Jim HMckblrd, n half-brre 1 h I H
Cherokee Indian whose dead bods was iut I1 HK
found a week Inter In nn empts freight 1.1 t K
carat Springfield, Mo The Indian Vid jt It S B
evidently been shot, for there were y it HBV
three bullets in his bods ' but no ono i. f .& HKV
could be found lo Identity the dead l B
hods and the msstery has remaliud . A HKV
unsolved unlll Just within the past few V H
weeks The aulhniltles at Springfield '' ' b BBS
burled the unknown bods In the pot- t , i HKJ
ters' field In the meantime Illai k- V HHJ
bird s famlls walled mouth after month LlM BBS
for his reappearance, nnd tlnally, de- j ll HKV
elding that he must be dead proceeded iii flVJ
to divide his estate. As there wns no ijflr H
actual proof of his death tho settle- It jr. HBS
meiit of the estate lus been postponed rH!r
from time tn time, owing to the legil I I If BVJ
complications that aroso in consc bl 1
que me r.Ml BhI
Actor l'lske, while plu)tng out West t ftl BH
n few weeks ago, lead ot the matter, &B H
and decided tn disclose to the proper V jml HVJ
authorities the Involuntnry share he HWil hVJ
had In Ihe death of the Indian, which II tPlWJ HB1
share consisted In his being the only I'jX BB1
witness to the death of lllaclcblrd Th ffW BVJ
statement which l'lske tecently msds iron H
to William A Jones chief of tho laud H HBl
dltlslou of the United Stales Indian of- U '
-"ce, Is os follows. j'i'l
' 1 did not see Hlirkblrd killed, for j&! Hfl
It was done lu the dark, hut 1 wns Wt'i HJ
there when It happened I hud Just ljir HH
left a stranded theatrical company In TS H
HI I'asn, Tex I expressed my trunk jvl HBl
lo St Wmls, C O 1), and. ns 1 was Jf
dead broke I determined tn try tn Wl H
beat my was 'line In n freight car. fil BHj
I hid tn tramp It a good bit of tho 4n HBb
way and It was S oclock nt night be- Si HBV
fore I found u freight train standing
nt n way stillnu in the Indian Nnllon. im BHI
As I crawled Into an empty lumber car 'T'lH HBj
1 happened In step on the face of a Will BHI
man who was Islng down He sprang ilin) J
to his feet with an octh, but 1 soon VW J
explained matters, and lit it lonvcrsu- 'ItjR BHI
Hon that followed I found that my new MB
acquaintance was a cnwbny who hnd J V H
Just received his wages nfler a tattln lim iikH
round-up lu Northern Texas and, with 'M
nn Instinctive dislike to parting with m
any of his money for railroad fare, was Lltit H
beating his way to St Iiuls as I was, vM HB1
onl) he had the price nt a ticket ami ik'H HBj
I hadn't llo carried his money In a ?pra H
belt under his clothing nnd had a re- Irffi HHi
volvrr strapped onto his side, Tho f .la
freight train stalled and I fell asleep, i Ml HB
ami nnly awakened when they stopped t 'IB
nt it small station for water. All nt J ,fl "
once the cur door was stealthily opened I jn
and a man climbed In It was too F, M
dark lo distinguish the features, hut K M
he gave a peiullar giunt as he climbed J JB
In. "1 hat's nn Indian," whispered tho JB
row bo), nud then, In tho Cherokee Ian- J 9a
guage ho spoke to the newcomer, who 5 Jp H
told us he wns a half-breed Indian if' lit
going only to the next Mopping place. t V
I never liked Indians, so I let the cow f )
bo) do all the talking 'Havo )ou a 1 ff
bottle'" asked the cattleman. The In- I
Han grunted n 'Yes' In reply I be- 1
gun to gropo for the liquor, nnd had ! HfB
Just taken tho bottle In my hand when I ,;
I fill It wrested from me nnd then a, ! J
inn I ill wns stiuck all of a sudden, and I ( !
by Ihe gleam I Saw Ihe row hoy gazing k. j
Intently nt the buttle of liquor Ills I HJB
rate was as pale aa death and his lips t j
qulveied I wus dumfounded In a i,
seennd the car was In dirknens agiln. f J
and then three shots rang out, which. f
by the flash, I knew were aimed at ,
Ihe Indian, I thought the cowboy I ,
must surely be an escaped lunatic, and ;'
I commenced to grope on my hands f. ;
and knees, preparing for a fight tn J
Ihe death for the revolver, for 1 knew- 1 I
thire were two more cartridges left, J J
and I expected every minute thnt ho , J
inteniled to put ma out of the way as . i
he hud the lndlun The cow boy hurled E I
me to the lloor nnd whispered In my f
ear lo keep quiet ir I valued my life J.
" 'Don't kill me" I cried IT ,j
' 'I don't Intend tn, hut the Indian j 1 IBfJ
will If ho alit t dead yet,1 he answered. Eli!
Never, as long as llfo lasts, will I forget gJ
those hours that I las on the floor of rf
that car, in Ihe extreme- daiknesa, tho Jj.
cowboy filling mi me with revolver In J j, IH
hand, neither of us knowing whether ' i IKt.
the Indian was only shamming or was . ll
leilly dead l'lnally we both heard n ill ll
shun gutleral sound l f
"'All right.1 said the cow boy 'that's 1 1 li flll
the half-breed's death rattle Ho can't IIJ 1-tB
work his game any mine and he inn- j IH
ceeded lo light a inntch sun as It ;f) iH
nured up, I saw the Indian lying on l
bis buck, his eyes fixed and glassy III ' '
a few minutes the train slopped at 1,1 IH
Neosho Mo. and we hnth sprang out. IKtB
leaving the dead body In the car Thn r 1 l-H
cowbo) placed one hand on my shnul- I ItVI
der and said Haa
"'Now young fellow I don t want no B
trouble with me, so all snu'te got to 4 B
do Is to Htlck liy me and lay low I , W BB
don't piopnto to tuke any chances on IH
)our gltlng me uwa) Ml tieut sou t 1 IH
white hut If you make n break to get laB
awas I'll land a bullet In sour biek ' -
We miiile mil was to the village .'1 H
saloon and ns we walked along I f.l H
plucked up courage to ask my com- It l H
I union why he had shot the Indian A H
'"You never can trust an Indian,' (', H
he mid 'When I saw the half breed j j nB
was genemus enough tn clvr us a ,! IH
elrlnk I thought there must bo some- f' 1 BB
thing wrong, so I grabbed the bottle ' H
fiom S"U und struck u m itch, and by f i, H
the light I saw u turantula or Texas j (I H
spider In thu whisky, which made It I H
poison Had we diunk that stuff the .. H
Indian would have been robbing our ' HV
dead bodies.1 .ii HHl
'Ihe train had gone Its way, curry- fB
Ing tho dead Indluu with It We went I J H
to the hotel where a room was as- & H
signed us The cowlioy neter let me J
out or his sight. We ociupled the ( ill HB
same bed that night and he made me K VM
sleep on the side next tn the wall. .,4 Ht
When I nwoko In the morning my com- J5 HH
punlon was gone, and on tho bureau V,
was n ten-dollar gold piece, also a ,8 H
snap of paper on which was snawled: -.(' H
" 'flood-bs s nunc man Neter trust .il H
u redikln ' Jj" H
"It was not until recently, when I a H
rend of the trouble In tho lourt and R H
of Illackblrd's misterlous disappeur- J H
ame, thnt I put two i nd two together .if? H
and realized that t alone could solvit AM H
the nuiinei of bia death" KA H
flake states that thu shock ot that A 5")
awful night wus so great that he never jA t!
eferred tn the murder before, but, i J H
lenllzlng that his testimony would un- m H
uivel nil the legnl compllcatlnnu that jjf H
had arisen sliur, he determined to riU. jf H
close tho teal fails. New Oi leans rio li H

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