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I J B V MAR Y gEVEREUX
- ' WTH ILLUSTRATIONS BY DOM C. WILSON
CHAPTER XXII. Continued.
"If they'll not come out, then we
can kill them through the door!"
somo ono shouted, when there came
the rush of a tall, sinewy form, whose
Impetus knocked tho rioters right and
There was a flash of glittering steel,
as Lafitto struck the hand of a man
applying tho match, and a spout of
blood extinguished the flamo ns tho
match fell to tho ground.
"Tako that, for a warning, you mil-
tlnous scoundrels, who seek to mur-
der unarmed men!" shouted a volco
trembling with rago such ns was rare-
ly manifested. "Disperse, you cow-
ards, bc-roro I count five, or you shall
I be riddled of legs as well ns hands."
I Tho would-be murderers slunk away
I and In ten minutes nil was quiet ns
I though nothing untoward had hap
I After sending Pierre, who was somo-
I thing of n surgeon, to nttend tho man
I ho hnd wounded, Lafitto demanded
I from his sub-cnptnlns nn explanation
of tho mutiny.
I Domlnlque-You stood silent and sul-
len. leaving Ucluche to tell tho story.
This was to tho orfect that there
had been nn unexpected rush from
outside; that tho men In tho stockado
. had, nt tho ouUct, tried tho power of
"V persuasion, accompanied by that of
fists, but were preparing, as bidden,
by both IMorro nnd nelucbo, to firo
upon their comrades, when Lnfltto np-
poarcd and put an end to tho cmouto.
Lafitto received the explanation In
cold silence, but with a look which
warned Domlnlquo-You as to what
measures would bo taken In tho event
of another outbreak; for a few of tho
flj latter's followers had been nmongst
flj tho other mutineers, who wcro mostly
H Catalon's men.
HJ Lafitto, after dismissing Bclucho,
HJ with orders to kcop a sharp look-out,
HJ and summon him Instnntly, should
HJ those outsldo show themselves at tho
HJ gate, unlocked tho door of his house,
HJ nnd soon stood In tho presenco of his
HJ wondering visitors.
HJ When I.nfitto entered, both officers
HJ wero seated, fnclng tho door. But
J they rose and stood for a moment,
H whllo their faces assumed n common
B look of nustenty. Then, rosumlng
B their seats, thoy waited for him to
Ho bowed, nnd, without seating him-
B Bolf, said with his usual calm courtesy
B of manner, "I regret most sincerely,
B gentlemen, to havo subjected you to a
B confinement which must havo proved
fl scarcely pleasant, to Bay nothing of
H tho disturbance outside, tho nolso of
H " which you doubtless heard. Somo of
B my men mndo nn nttompt to molest
B you; but. happily for myself, ns well
B ns for you, I havo mndo thorn nbnndon
B tho Idea. You will now, I trust, nc-
B knowledge tho propriety of my having
restricted your liberty whllo you wero
B on tho Islnud."
BB Ho paused, as If expecting n reply
B from tliom. Hut thoy only bowed, nnd
B resuming tho nlr and tono ho had ns-
B sumed during their former Intervlow,
H ho continued:
BB "It Is not necossary, nolthor is It
B proper, that I give any rensons for
B my present decision. Hut. If you still
B requlro n final nnd doflnlto nnswer
B from mo. it will bo given you on tho
B eighteenth day of this month, at noon,
B upon an islnnd called 'Tho Turtle,'
BB1 lyhiK off tho mouth of tho Knst Pass.
H I havo selected this placo becnuso
B and you will doubtless ngreo with mo
B I fear It will not bo well for olthor
B of you to como again upon Grnndo
H Tcrrc." , ,
J lloth officers bognn to romonstrnto
B and oxpostuloto nt tho length ot tlmo
B Lnfltto hod named; lint bo checked
B them by saying firmly, "Knowing host
HHj what I havo to do. gentlemen, I von-
B turo to nssumo that I nm tho proper
B 'V Judgo of tho tlmo needful to decldo
B m,CM nn liinmrtnnt mnttcr."
B TIiIb tho Englishmen wero com-
B polled, nlthough with very bad graco,
IB to nccopt ns n finality.
DB Thoy were, not long nftorwnrds,
B fnken to tho beach, escorted by Ln-
B f.tto and n body of his trusted men,
B whllo tho unruly ones hung nbout
B 'lln lowering looks nnd threatening
B eyes, but offored no further vlolenco,
B lloluche and n crow of picturesque
B looking outlnws rowed tho onlcers out
B to meet their own boat; and Lafitto
and Plorro watched them from tho
shore until they wero well away from
Then Lafitto said, speaking In n low
lone, "Wo must, for tho present,
Siinrd night nnd day against surprise,
nnd that will bo nil to occupy the
men until I can hear from tho gov
ernor In regard to tho proposition wo
will lay before him."
"Who will tako It to Now Orleans?"
inquired Pierre, nddlng quickly, ns ho
saw his foster-brother hcsltato, "Sure
ly not yourself, Jean; nover think you
of such a thing. Do not risk trusting
Clnlborno so far; but let mo tako tho
"You! No n thousand times no!
To repeat your own words, I would
rot trust Clalhorno so far. No, wo
will send Ucluche, nnd Lopez shall go
"Would It not bo well to glvo don.
La Koclio somo hint of our proposal?"
"Thnt I Intend to do. Nato can bo
trusted to tako a messngo to him."
"I think tho boy would bo ilnycd
allvo for your Interests sooner thnn
betray them," Plorro romnrked, as he
raised tho spyglass nnd met tho oyes
ot Bolucho looking up at him; for tho
Uaratnrlan boat, now freed of its un
welcomo passengers, wns noarlng tho
"Yes, ho enn bo trusted," Jcnn ns
sontcd, "nnd, owing to his size nnd
nppcarancc, ho will bo loss likely to
meet with Interference."
Helncho nnd Lopez, with a smnll
crow, departed that snmo night upon
their mission to Now Orleans, taking
with them Nato, who was to bo land
ed In tho woods, about two hours fast
walk from La Teto des Enux, Gen. La
Itocho's plantation on Bayou Dion
venuo. Upon tho day following Belucho's
departure, tho Baratarlans wero sur
prised and puzzled, to seo tho "So
phia" and her consort sail away to
tho eastward, and their departure
caused Lafitto to decldo upon a visit
to Bayou Blenvenue, ns soon as ho
should hoar from Gov. Claiborne.
Nnto returned several days later,
and brought n messago from Gen. La
riochc, urging Lafitto to como at once.
B "And Is his granddaughter with him?"
Hut ho waited until tho seventh day
after Belucho's departure, passing
meanwhllo from wonder to Impatience
nt tho lattor's delay, and at having re
ceived no messngo from ills emis
saries In Now Orlenns.
It wns Nato who told Lafitto that
Count do Cnzcncau had removed to
Knnnuhnnn, n small plantation ad
Joining La Teto des Kaux. Tho boy
said that tho count had purchased
It, and was removing all his slaves
and othor proporty from Now Orloans.
Lnfltto was, for reasons of his own,
surprised nt this pleco ot Information,
nnd now summoned Bnptlstlno, tho
captain of tho polncca upon which
Nnto had returned.
Much of what Haptlstlno had to tell
was nlrendy known to Lnfltto, but tho
former added to this by saying thut
tho ferment among tho citizens of
Now Orleans nppenred to bo growing
moro violent each day. Thoro was
talk that when Gen. Jackson arrived
ho would And hut scanty support, nnd
tho llttlo innu ended with: "If, my cap
tain, tho fools begin to light among
thomsolves, what will hinder tho Eng
lish from stealing in upon thorn, whllo
thoy nro busy calling ono nnothor
Ho spoko In French, nnd Lnfltto re
plied In tho snmo tongue, "Truly thoy
nro fools, to qunrrol among them
selves nt such n tlmo ns this. Of
couue," ho added, dropping generali
ties, "you saw our men hoforo you left
"I did. my captain. They nrrlvcd
tho second day before I left, nnd told
mo I wns to pick up Nato ou tho Owl's
Point. Cnptnln Holucho went nshoro
with Lopoz as soon ns 'Tho Lndy Inez'
dropped nnchor, nnd neither of thorn
hnd been henrd from when I left."
"Now, let mo hear If you know
of what Nato has been trying to toll
mo. It scorns that Shnplra has sold
his placo to Count Cnzcncau."
"Shaptra hns not sold only rontod
It, to M'sleur lo Comto, for tho winter,
as tho count Is fnr from well and
does not wish to return to tho city
until mattors thoro promise less of
"And his granddaughter Is with
hlmT" Inquired Lafitto, In a ton g'
Ing Bnptlstlno no hint of how UiA
questioner's pulses wero thrilling.
"Yes, my captain; she, nnd nil nl
houschold-overy ono. Ho has brought
all his slaves from Now Orleans nnd
como to llvo nt Knnnuhnna. It wns
Shnplra himself who told mo this
when I saw him at tho Owl's Point.
Ho said ho was tired of playing plant
er, nnd would sooner bo back hero at
Baratarla. Ho told mo that he In
tends offering his services to Gen.
Jnckson; ,nnd, being so flno a shot, ho
can surely render a good account of
Lnfltto nodded nnd ngaln nsked,
"But whero Is ho living, now that
Count do Cnzcncau occupies his
"I nsked him that question, my cap
tain, but ho laid a linger along that
hooked noso of his, nnd winked at me
as ho said that If evor I sought him,
ho would not bo found Intruding upon
tho hospitality of M'slour lo Comto.
Of course, tho men hnd to hear us
talk, with mo on tho boat, nnd Shnplra
standing upon tho Owl's Point; so
I tnko It that ho Intended me to under
stand ho was living below, In tho
rtnvon's Cave. You know, my cap
tain" "Never mind speaking of tho Colon
noh," Lnfltto broko In, with n wnmlng
gesture. "Bo careful," ho continued
In a low volco, "how that placo Is
mentioned; wo mny boforo long, havo
need of It for lmportnnt purposes."
Haptlstlno said nothing, but nodded
Tho so-called Colonnoh, moaning Ra
ven, was tho Chcrokco namo for a hid-ing-placo
known to but fow of Lnfltte's
men; nnd Chcrokco nlso wns tho
nnmt Knnnuhnnn of tho plantation,
'nken from tho hominy , produced
there, "Kn-nnul.n-nn" being tho In
dian term for tho crushed corn, cooked
to tho consistency of paste.
Tho night It was of tho sovonth day
after Belucho's departure Lint Lnfltto
loft Grando Tcrro for Gen. La Itocho'e
plnntntlon. with sundry bags of silver
hidden In tho cabin of tho polacca that
was to convoy him up tho nnrrow
water-way to Lako Bargno, whence
his courso lay westerly, up Bayou
Illenvenuo, nn obscure stream, nt
whoso hend wns tho plantation.
Now nnd again a panther's scream,
or tho whining cry of n wild-cat, mndo
tho darkness seem still moro dismal;
and tho booming nolo of tho nlllgator
was heard along tho sluggish wnter.
But llttlo enred Lnfltto ns to tho
nnturo of his surroundings, for, from
out tho dnrkness, ho secm6d to seo
tho pure faco nnd violet eyes ho was
about to look upon after nil theso
(To bo. continued.)
AND THE BEER WAS LOST.
Unfortunate Combination of Thirst and
There Is ono resident of tho respec
tnblo South Sldo who now rests In nn
easy chair at homo with a cracked el
bow swathed In lint. Tuesday even
ing his boor thirst sent him out to a
nenr by groggery with n pitcher nnd n
nickel. When ho left tho saloon with
his brimming pitcher thoro wns a
smile on his fnco that would havo
graced a gargoyle. Tho resident wns
about half way homo when his feet
went out from undor him. Ho turned
two or thrco somcrsnults In the nlr,
nnd then mado nu Inglorious nttompt
to cave In tho sldownllc. In tho opera
tion ho shattorcd tho pitcher, nnd
broko his elbow. When n barber shop
portor and somo kind old gontlemnn
cnrrled tho resident homo nnd sont
for a doctor tho resident turned feebly
on his couch, looked pitifully at his
half hystorlcol wife, and said: "What
did you do with tho boor?"
Wlfo gnvo him n look, tho tears
enmo to her oyes, nnd sho said:
"Dear, you are hurt. Your nrm la
broken. You fell."
"Did I spill tho beer."
"No, you broko tho pitcher, and It
Just rnn out."
"Didn't thoy savo a bit of it?"
"Not a drop."
"That's what a mnn gets for living
In a town where they nover clenn tho
Ico off tho sldnwalks. I've got my
opinion of tho old plnco, anyway."
And ho turned over with n groan.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Beggar and Business Man.
John La Fnrgo, tho palntor, talked
In Now York nt tho Arts, club of tho
wit of beggnrs.
"Beggars need to ho witty," ho said.
"They llvo by tholr wits, you know.
It isn't strnngo thnt thoy should ho
quicker than tho solid nnd respect
nblo huslnoss man in repartee
"A solid and respectnblo business
mnn wns hurrying nlong Broadway
tho other night when n beggar accost
"The night wns cold nnd very raw.
A strong wet wind wns blowing from
tho son. Now a fow snowflnkos fell.
Now thoro fell n fow heavy nnd cold
diops of rain.
"Tho beggar wns shivering. Ho hnd
on no overcoat nnd no gloves. His
hands nnd wrists stuck nut of his
tight, short coat sleeves, red nnd stiff
nnd cold looking. His cheeks wero hol
low. " 'Can you glvo mo n llttlo help, sir."
"Tho business mnn took n dlmo
from his pockot.
" 'Look hero.' ho snld, 'If I glvo you
this dlmo you won't get drunk on it,
"'Oh. no, sir.' Rnld tho beggar, 'I
shall go at onco nnd dlno nt tho St.
llegls.'" San Antonio Express.
Consolations of the Fallen.
Adam considered his advantages).
"At nny rnto," ho remarked, "I nov
er had to wenr anybody's cut-down
With n happy smllo ho watched
Ko fix over a flg leaf pair for llttlo
Abel. New York Sun.
OI? AID TO HOSTESS.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NOVEL AND
A Paper Wedding Celebrates Second
Anniversary A Game Involving-
Knowledgo of Characters
Used In Music.
A Paper Wedding.
A paper wedding celebrates tho sec
ond anniversary, uud It ma bo the
Jolllest kind of nn uffnlr with llttlo
trouble anil small expense. Theso oc
casions should uc confined to tho fam
ily nnd Intimate friends nnd In conse
quenco bo very Informal, full of good
comradeship and. sincerity.
Table cloths and napkins como In
really artistic patterns nnd are just
tho thing to use, nlso paper llowors to
decornto with and for tho centerpiece.
Years ngo when hot houses Wero nn
nlmost unknown quantity except with
tho very rich, flowers of paper wore
always used and considered tho height
of fashion. Dollies of laco paper como
In nil sizes, also paper holders for
bon-bons, salted nuts nnd Ices, so tho
tablo may be set without a bit of
Havo tho snnpplng-crackcr enps to
put on before refreshments; by having
two of each color partners may bo
chosen. If the hostess wishes and It Is
practical, the guests may bo nsked to
como In costumes of paper. Tho girls
can nchlovo most charming toilets by
purchasing for a trifle, the Inst year's
patterns from n modiste or n pattern
maker. Tho men will probably havo
to content themselves with neckties of
paper, and a huge boutonlcrc. Por
tieres and window draperies mado
from strips of crcpo paper are aston
ishingly pretty, especially In pink and
whlto. To mako tho decorations still
moro "papory" quantities of Jnpancso
lanterns, parasols nnd fans may bo
used. For nmuscment a gamo could
bo concocted from tho "flags of all na
tions" which are .of paper and como
In nn envelope- for the sum ot ten
cents. To tho person guessing tho
most award a prize of u box of sta
tionery or nny ot the numerous ar
ticles made from paper.
A Musical Game.
This musical gamo Is most sultablo
for peoplo who understand how to
rend music nnd nro conversant with
all the musical terms. It will ho found
of special Interest to teachors who
wish to cntertnln their pupils and nt
tho same tlmo Instruct them In n way
that docs not seem llko study.
Provldo cards nnd pencils for nil nnd
tell the guests to obscrvo the objects
In tho room, as thoy havo n musical
significance. If desired, the company
may hunt In pairs, partners being
found by tho means of a familiar bar
or two of iuubIc cut In two; when tho
nlr Is completed tho couple set nut to
discover whnt tho peculiar articles
scattered about mean. Hero nro tho
objects nnd n key:
A quire of paper A choir.
Three dolls dressed nllko Trlplots.
A enrpontor's hraco Brace.
A watch Time. ,
A razor A sharp.
Tho chin rest from n violin A resL
A enrd on which Is written XL
A name written on a pleco of papor
A pair of npothecory's scale Scales.
A baso taken from a tablo bell.
A peck measure containing two
boots Two boats In a measure.
A heavy Btrlng Chord.
A flat Iron with a letter B on It B
A card hoard letter C hanging from
tho gas Jot High C.
A bit of tar Pitch.
A plpo stem Stem.
A largo hnlf-tono engraving Half
A bank note Note.
A baby's shoo with nn 0 on tho solo
A lovo letter which starts out well,
but has n blot half way down tho
A nccktlo Tie.
A bar of Iron Bar.
A door key Koy.
A pocket rule or n tnpo measure
A 25 cent piece with a piece oi blnck
court plnster pasted on It Dotted
A real flower and n lock of hnlr
A circular, pleco of card-board cut
Into thrco equal pieces Thirds.
To tho ono who correctly guesses
tho most glvo n prize of n musical In
strument In tho shnpo of n candy box.
If something moro clnbroato Is de
sired a photograph of ono of tho com
posers framed or a book of musical
history would bo accoptnble. A short
programme would complete this enter
talnmont In a most fitting manner.
Abbreviations: Chain, eh; single cro
chet, r c; doublo crochet, d c; stitches,
This may be crocheted with lino or
coarso cotton thread, or sllkatccn, Just
as ono prefers. It can also be made
with n plain center of linen, buttonhole
stitched nil around, and tho Insertion
border and luce crocheted around thnt.
The lace Is also n nlco pattern to uso
Independently, writes a contributor to
Farm and Home.
To make tho centerpleco as repre
sented In tho Illustration begin by
making S ch st nnd join. Into tho
small ring thus made, work as fol
lows: First row 12 s c.
Socond, yd, 4th and 5th rows Al-
I BBX9'iaVi'At''MBBfl i
IIVT.. -:'f -?"' Ah
i EB--tt ..':'"'''''",'''':!'.sv x '1
NOT HAltD TO MAKE.
ways with s c, Increasing sufficiently
to keep work lint.
Sixth row 1 d c Into ovory st nnd
1 ch kotwecu each d c.
Sovonth row 1 d c Into each st.
Eighth row 2 d c nnd 2 ch between
each 2 d c, always skipping over 2 st.
Ninth row 2 d c and 3 ch botwecn
each 2 d c.
Tenth row S c Into oach st all
Eleventh row 2 d c und 2 ch uo
twoen each 2 d c, skipping 3 st, to
as to keep spokes of wheel oven.
Twolfth row Snmo us llth row, only
havlu;; 4 ch between each 2 d c.
Thirteenth row D c into each st.
Fouiteenth row 2 d c, with G ch uo
tweei each 2 d c.
Fifteenth row Same ns 14th, only
having C ch between each d c.
Sixteenth row All s c Into each st.
Sovcr.tconth row I d c nnd 2 ch bo-
tween each U c, always skipping 1 st
of preceding row.
Eighteenth row 1 d c Into loop ot
preceding row, 2 ch, and so on.
Nineteenth row Snmo ns 18th row.
Twentieth row D o Into each st.
Twenty-flrst row a d c and 2 ch, nl
ways skipping 2 st of preceding row.
Twenty-second row 3 d c Into each
loop of preceding row, with 3 ch be
tween each 3 d c.
I Twenty third uud 24th rows Samo
as 22d row.
Twenty-llfth row S c into each st
I Twonty-slxth row (lace) 5 ch und
fasten with s c Into st of preceding
row, and so on.
Twouiy-soventh row 5 ch and fas
ten with s c Into loop of prccodlng row,
.Mako 3 such loops, and Into tho 4th
work G d c, nnd so on.
Twenty-eighth row Mako two 5 ch
i loops Into tho groups of 3 loops below,
and ch 3, then 8 d c above the G d c of
precodlng row, ch 3 and so on.
I Twenty-ninth row MnkoonoSch loop,
ch 3, nnd 1 d c Into each d c of pro
cedlnf; row, with 1 ch between each
! Thirtieth row C ch caught down
! with u s c Into each loop of preceding
OBJECTS OF EXERCISE.
The beauty exercises, ot the profes
sional beauty of to-day, havo three ob
jects. Tho first Is graco. Thoro Is
no need of exercising awkwardly.
Every tlmo you exorcise awkwardly
you bring on certain awkward habits.
Exorclso In a graceful manner.
Tho second object of the up-to-dato
bounty oxerclso Is deep breathing.
Thoro Is n porfect fud for breathing
deoply. Each and ovory breath must
como from tho very depths of tho nb
domon and must till tho lungs full of
nlr, the frcshor tho better. Deep
bronthtng Is (o tlm beauty seeker ot
to-day what outdoor oxerclso was to
beauty seekers of n tow yra ngo.
It Is everything!
Tho third object of tho beauty ex
ercises Is tho reduction of the weight
nnd tho preservation of tho figure. Ex
orclso, thoy suy, will keep the hips
small nnd tho waist round. It will
mnko ono tall nnd It will muko ono
graceful. Exorclso constantly If you
want to keep your form girlish as It
wns In your teens.
With these three objects In mind,
the beauty beeker begins her six
o'clock exercises, which nro under
tnln with an eye to tho keerilug ol
hor good looks nnd with no other end In
view, Honlth can tnko care ot ItMll
If tho figure and tho looks are preserved.
Jealous Husband I
"It Is generally tho duty of a post BBJ
office Inspector to solvo tho mystery BBJ
of a robbery ot mall without a single BBJ
clew to begin with," tald Inspector In BBb
Chief Lothcrman to a Boston Glob BBJ
"The recent finding of a mall pouch BBJ
destined for Newton, but reaching BBJ
tho waters of tho harbor, with tho flBJ
letters gone, Is a caee In point. I re- BBJ
member when I wns an Inspector at BBJ
Cincinnati I was called out' by tolo- BBJ
gram to unrnvel tho mystery ot a lost ' jBJ
pouch contnlnlng valuable mall. jBBl
"I reached tho town Into In tho BBb
evening, nnd hunted up tho postmas-
tor, who was a prominent politician jBBl
and a man ot high standing. He told BBl
mo thoro wns nbsolutely no clew to BBl
tho pouch, which should have arrived BBa
at 11:15 p. m. the night before and jBJ
dtd not. He snld, however, that a cliy BBl
officer hnd said to him thnt It som' BBJ
ono talked with a certain woman soma BBJ
Information might bo secured. Bl
"This woman. It wns said, wouln BBJ
witness a parade next morning from BBJ
a window In the office of n business BBJ
company, and a description ot hci BBJ
wns furnished. Just before tho pa Bfl
rado I went to the street number des- . Bl
Ignated, but saw no ono nnswcrlnft BBJ
tho description nt nny of the windows BBJ
"Thoro wns n lady, very refined and BBJ
well dressed, wearing tho snmo sort BVJ
of a coat and furs, stnndlng on tV BBJ
curb, but It did not seem possible thai jflBJ
mho could know anything nbout tin BBJ
robbery. Still, ns a matter of duty BH
I moved bcsldo her and handed he) BBJ
my enrd. BBJ
"Sho did not glanco nt It, but turned jH
her faco away. I then asked when thf HflJ
parado started. Slio mado no reply, jBflj
but turned nnd walked awny. I fol- BBJ
.lowed nt a dlstnncc, and saw hor en- BBJ
tor ono of tho richest homes. iBI
"I went back, thinking I had been BBJ
deceived, nnd saw at tho window the jflBj
womnn who had been described to mo BBJ
I walked Into tho crowd nround th4 BBJ
windows nnd handed her my card BJ
'I cannot talk to you hero, but come BVJ
to my house to-night sho said, 'thli BBJ
Is tho address.' BJ
"I called that evening, and found BBJ
fho plnco was not tho most arlsto- BJ
vratlc In tho world. Fnr from -It. BBJ
"Sho chatted for n time, and thon, BBJ
becoming friendly, nsked mo It I BJ
could got a money order tor $50 BBJ
cashed for her. I told hor I thought H
I could and would seo tho postmas- M
tor about It. BBJ
"I took the order, and tho next BBJ
morning satisfied myself that It did BJ
not belong to her, and, furthermore, BBJ
that It was In a letter sent In the BJ
missing pouch. BBJ
"I went back to tho house to see BBJ
her about It, and asked whoro she BBJ
Rot It Sho snld a man who owed M
hor soma money hnd sent It to hor. BBJ
I told her If It wns all right It would BBJ
bo paid tho next day, and changed H
tho subject. At length sho nsked BBJ
mo If I would drink a glnss of ale BBJ
nnd started down to tho cellar tc H
get Bomo. As nn excuso when she BflJ
was hnlf down stairs I offered to BBJ
help her, and started down. 'You H
must not como down horo my bus- BVJ
band will not llko It,' sho said, but BBJ
I kept on down. BBJ
"Tho cellar was flllod with plun- H
der hams by tho score, boxes and
packages of all kinds, nnd ono box H
opened at ono end exposed two or BBJ
thrco silk parasols. I asked her H
what tho collection meant, and sho BB
;ald her husband was' going to open Bfll
a store nnd hnd been collecting mcr- BBJ
"Sho pledged mo not to tell, as H
bo had not resigned his position yet, BBJ
ind did not want It known that ho H
wns going Into business for hlmsolf H
intll ho got all prepared. BBJ
"I had heard of tho pillaging of Bfl
freight cars when I first camo to H
town, but ns I wns not on that er-
rand I mado no further remarks. BBJ
The next dny bunches of looted mall
began to como Into tho post offlco,
picked up by citizens. It was found
under board sldownlks, In storo boxes
nnd out of tho wny corners. M
"Tho mall hnd nil been opened and bU
rifled, but tho letters wero In tho on- H
velopes. On my next visit to the H
lady's houso sho showod mo four silk H
handkerchiefs sho snld sho had ro
eelved, as a present, nnd asked nu
what I thought they wore worth.
"Tho noxt visit resulted In a full H
confession ot nil sho know about the flB
robbery. Sho had an admlror whq jflB
gave her tho order to bo cashod nnd BBJ
tho handkerchiefs. rvB
"Tho husband was suspicious ot, vWi
him, nnd gnvo tho slight tip to the fcUl
postmaster. I learned that tho ad- IB
mlrer was employed nt n livery sta. lli'St
bio and slept In tho loft, that ho was BrB?
In tho habit of hitching up for the '$
mnn who had tho contract for carry Wwh
ng tho night mnlls from tho train K
.o tho post office, nnd that tho two W'
wore very chummy. iSW
"I went to tho stablo and wns told '$i
the omployo wns asleep In the loft K'V'i
I took nn officer with me. Wo hnd tc fH'i
go up a laddor. Thoro was nothlui lM.'i
In sight In tho loft but a pllo of hay Rv,'
hut I noticed a tunnol In It. wl$'i
reachod In, got hold of a dog and vf
nlckly withdrew my hand. Wo then Rr3
look a fork and turned over the hay sf
ind nt tho end of tho tunnel found IE"'
the man wo wcro looking for, Mm'
"Ho contessod that day. He told ESl
is whoro the pouch was hidden, and Stf!
no found It. Ho proved to bo nn ox- H
tonvlct from a neighboring state. lit BBJ
tot five years and tho mall wagon BJ
Irlvcr got three, nnd all I had to gg BJ
n wns a little tip from k.Jcalou, BflJ