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(CHAPTER IV. Continued.) J
At the same time Dick had no greai
r admirer than Andrew Foster, for
the very reason that Morley admired
his niece. Dick had qualities Foster
did not possess, resources he could
not understand, was always merry,
and combined with the manners and
appearance of a prince, rare generos
ity. Unfortunately for the continuation
of Foster's good opinion, Dick had of
late made nothing and spent much,
his gallantries being as expensive as
his personal extravagance in other
directions. Moreover, he had recent
ly endangered both Foster's neck and
his own by a piece of unnecessary
recklessness that had rendered it de
sirable they should seek fresh woods
and pastures new for their future op
erations. This had brought them into
Yorkshire; and their quarry, as Fos
ter called it. was this very Dillingham
who had supped in the same room
with them, and had been spotted by
Dick with his usual promptitude.
The next morning when they were
getting up the travelers had an inter
"He is going to Newcastle." said
Foster; "on his return he will stop at
"Yes," said Dick.
"Black Diston will shadow him
meanwhile, and we will meet him at a
convenient bend in the road n'ir the
abbey if the time is convenient."
"The money is not in doubt?"
"Not in the least: we have infor
mation from a clerk in the bank."
"The young fellow we drank -rith
at Leeds last night?"
"You are devilish quick the same."
"Ah, now you are quite well aguin,
Andy; you have not paid me a compli
ment for a week."
"I hope to pay you several brfore
the month is out. and to see ourselves
provided for the winter."
"Always practical." said Dick; "and
between now and the Bellingham in
cident, what is your proposal?"
"The program is yours, not mine.
We move on today, get acquainted
vrith the roads, visit Harrogate, take a
glance at York, and make dispositions
for retreat to Whitby, where a sloop
will be lying at anchor for us."
"You will forgive me if I change the
"Change it-" exclaimed Foster; "it
ts a settled scheme, and we are on it.
And I never made a more complete
plan of retreat nor a longer one. by
your own wish."
"I shall take up my quarters here
during those ten days."
"Then by all the oaths which bind
as I will not forgive you " said Fos
ter, hissing the words between his
"Why not?" asked Dick, paying
more than usual attention to his
"Because you are at the old game;
and I will neither be ruined nor hang
ed for you, exeppt in the way of busi
ness though, mark me, Dick, I will
not tamely give you up. You are nec
essary to this work it has got to be
done. When it is done, you can come
and stay here until you rot; for, what
ever happens, I have done with you
when this job is over."
"Ther is something wrong, truly."
said Dick. "I have thought so many
timesthis six weeks; you talk so much
and so fast reticent Andy, we used
to call you loquacious would be more
"I mean business. Dick never so
much as cn this occasion and neither
beaven nor hell nor you shall stop
me, and if it comes to a quarrel be
tween you and me. let it come only
don't forget that it ends one of us."
Foster spoke with calm, brutal de
liberation. His manner and his lan
guage evidently made an unusual im
pression on the younger traveler, who
paused while buckling his shoes,
looked up into the sinister face of his
companion and bit his lip as if to stop
an angry retort.
"Your language is as ugly as your
face," said Dick; "you show your
teeth like Wild's bull terrier before
she springs. What is it? Shall we
go out and have a shooting match in
the yard, and introduce a funeral into
the outdoor entertainment of Kirks
tall, or what other delightful surprise
have you in store for the natives?"
"I mean friendship, honor, share
and share alike; or I mean what we
all mean when a comrade turns trait
or." "Who is conducting this business?"
asked Dick, standing up and confront
"Up to now, you."
"Then listen. I have other schemes
beyond the Bellingham business
which you will be good enough to al
low me to develop in my own way. It
is my intention for the next week or
so to fish in the Aire. I shall go into
Leeds in the morning and buy bait
and tackle; you will amuse yourself
a3 you please in the meantime. I
think you should reconnoiter Harro
eate and York study the roads I
"will be ready to join you when you
"I know you well enough," said Fos
ter, "to underestand this change of
front. I have said all I Intend to say
you know me well enough to know
what I mean. I am friend or foe, as
you elect friend to the death, foe to
the death. You are in command; If
tha affair miscarries through you it
will be our last campaign, and "
"That 13 enough, Mr. Andrew Fos
ter. I hare stood your insolence and
your threats for auld lang syne you
have Inflicted them upon me because
I hare been friend enough to go a
8tp btyond our rights of share and
share alike. I owe you a little money
It Is only the low-born cur who
erres his friend and mentions It we
will call a true on this quarrel; but
you shall answer It! And now let It
stop, or. If you were fifty times my
comrade and fifty times Andrew Fos
ter, I would strangle you where you
Am he cpoke, the yorag man, by a
THE MAID OF
quick action of his right arm. pinned j
Foster to the wall as if he were in a
"There! Curse you, strong as you
are. I could tear your heart out, if
you had one! Curse you for a huck
Andy writhed under the young
man's grip and words, grew livid and
was clearly afraid.
Suddenly releasing him. Dick flung
him to the ground, and drew a pistol
from his breeches pocket.
Foster looked up for a moment, then
gathered himself together and arose
to his feet. He did not speak; neither
did Dick. The deadly silence was at
last broken by Dick.
"Am I the chief?' he said, replacing
"You are the chief." Fester replied.
"This is our first serious quarrel, let
it be our last." said Dick.
"It shall." Foster replied; "the man
who can twist Andrew Foster about as
if he were a weathercock is good
enough to follow."
"You think so. truly? And no knife
in your thoughts, no knife or pistol
on a dark night when your man is off
"I am sincere," said Foster, thor
"Your hand on it."
Foster put out his hand. Dick took
it. and as he pressed it in a peculiar
way repeated part of the oath which
bound the little company of so-called
merchants together. "And whosoever
he sha'l break his oath of fealty to the
thief then and there in authority, his
life shall be forfeit and may be taken
by one and all; or. failing this just
execution, he shall be deserted by all
in the hour of his need."
"Those are the words. I think?"
"They are." said Foster.
"You still subscribe to them?"
"Then it is I who spare your life.
Andy: not you who snare mine, eh?"
"That is so." said the red-eyed
"And we will forget all that has oc
curred to shake our tempers in Kirk
stall." "And at Leeds." said Foster, ready
to make the amends more complete.
"We are friends, comrades, broth
ers, once more." said Dick, with a
pleasant smile. "After breakfast you
will go on your way at the end of
the week you will report yourself. I
will meet you six days hence at York
a mile this side the last turnpike,
"Right!" said Foster: and such is
discipline, when enforced by authority
combined with superior skill and
strength, that, half an hour afterwards
the young traveler and his friend were
breakfasting together as amicably as
if there had never been the shadow
of a cloud upon their intercourse.
They preferred to eat in the private
loom that overlooked the high road;
Dellingham and two other guests in
the general room.
It wasc a cozy, wainscoated apart
ment, this private room that flanked
the bar. and matched it with a large
bow-window, which commanded a fine
view of Kirkshall Abbey, with the Aire
and a stretch of green meadows in the
foreground, and in the distance
glimpses of the river as it flowed in
crystal beauty thiough one of the
loveliest valleys in England.
As the two travelers were finishing
their morning meal they were attract
ed by Tom Sheffield, the man of all
work, leading to the door a smart ccb.
which was followed by a young fellow
mounted upon a similar animal, the
sturdy countryman vaulting out of his
saddle to assist a merry-looking girl
into hers. Not that Mary required his
aid. She took his hands, neverthe
less. It was offered with the grace of
a perfect horseman.
Jack Meadows was Yorkshire born
and bred, and if there is one thing a
Yorkshireman can do better than any
other man it is to ride a horse, and
if there is one thin a Yorkshireman
knows more than any other it is a
good horse when he sees it. Jack
Meadows was a rough farmer; he sat
with the dignity of an Indian and the
confidence and ease of a huntsman.
He wore his velveteen jacket, drab
breeches, figured stock, and all that,
and smiled proudly at Mary as her
horse curveted and showed its points,
and her own.
"For a spin to Jack's farm," said
Mary, answering her uncle, who stood
in an attitude of admiration at the inn
door, "to see the new colt; and we will
be back half an hour before the
"Very well." said the old man, "be
in time for the coach, and you'll be in
time for nie, Mary. How are you.
"Fine morning, Mr. Morley," said
Jack. "Very well, thank you, sir."
Old Morley liked to have Jack
Meadows address him as "sir," and
ho favored his suit for Mary.
"Do you think your change of pro
gram will work?" Foster asked as
Dick caught Mary's eye from the win
dow and waved his hand to her.
"I think so," said Dick, as well he
might, if the conquest of Mary occu
pied the Important place In his pro
gram, which Foster thought it did;
for Dick was quick to note the flush
that stared fresh and ruddy upon
Mary's cheek as she responded to his
salute with a bend of her graceful
head, and the sweet parting of her
lips Into a pleasant smile.
"He is a stalwart-looking chap,"
"The young countryman?" remarked
Dick interrogatively, as if Foster
might be speaking of some one else.
"Her lorer," said Foster.
"Do you think he is her lover?"
"Don't you?' asked Foster.
"No; but you seem to think she Is
the cause of my change of plans."
"You object to my thinking?" said
"When you doubt the truth and di
rection of to officer you have sworn
"Yes; discipline is as necessary In
our work as it is in the army; that Is
Wild's motto, and yours sometimes."
"Always," said Dick.
"We shall see. But I am off to
study the ground, and you will find
me this night week, as you order,
three miles this side the Jait York toll
gate, at nine."
With which parting remark Foster
left the room, paid his bill, ordered his
horse, and presently cantered into the
highway, past the little Hark-to-Rover
As they rode away Jack said, "Who
is the foreign-looking noodle who
waved his hand from the parlor win
dow?" lie had caught sight of Dick Parker,
as Mary turned her horse's hea
toward the valley, and he noticed the
blush which heightened her color ac
she bowed to the stranger.
"He's no noodle." said Mary. "On
the contrary. I should say he can see
as far through a stone wall as most."
"Oh!" said Jack, "you have talked
"Not exactly; I have heard him
"Got the gift of gab, eh?" remarked
"Seems to have got many gifts,"
Mary replied. "His father's a noble
man; he has been In the wars, escaped
in a merchantman through the French
cruisers, lives in London, is traveling
for pleasure, and also to see his father.
He likes fishing, thinks he will stay a
week or two at Kirkshall. rides well,
knows all about horses, and foreign
countries, has fought a duel and is as
handsome as a picture."
Before Jack could reply Mary put
her cb into a gallop, and went spin
ning along the road with her thoughts
and fancies all centered in the youn"
stranger at the inn. Jack followed
his mind already in open revolt
against the stranger, and ready to
pick a prompt quarrel with him about
horses, foreign parts, French cruisers
or anything else.
"'Handsome is as handsome does."
is a good Yorkshire proverb," Jack
said as soon as Mary pulled up again.
"Yes; and ! daresay it makes for
him as well as if he were Yorkshire,"
said Mary. "I know nothing to the
"I never seed a French spy," said
Jack, "but he's uncommonly like the
sort of chap they talk o'f."
"Who talks of?"
"Why, old Thompson and Jim Ren
shaw. who've both been in the wars."
(To be continued)
AWED BY A LEG
What Most Surprised the Ilmlrihltt I. mj
on 111 Travels in .Japan.
The Buddhist lama of Pekin, who
has just completed a tour of Japan,
seems to have confined his travels
heretofore to Thibet and China. In
Japan the lama was entertained by
Count. Okuraa at his country estate,
the residence on which was destroyed
by firo not long ago. As the new
building was not complete the feast
was spread in marquees set about un
der the trees. While Okuraa and his
guests were conversing the lama ob
served something unusual about one
of the count's legs. The latter, observ
ing this, had the interpreter inform
the lama that the limb was an arti
ficial one. Had the amazement with
which this ws received been mani
fested by a less august personage than
the Buddhist prelate of Pekin it must
certainly have been amusing to those
about him. But Count Okuma hasten
ed to explain. Even then the lama
seemed incredulous, and it was not
until he hud examined the artificial leg
critically, felt it with his own hands
and studied the workings of its joints,
that he seemed satisfied of the correct
ness of what had been told him. Then
he gave free expression to his aston
ishment. He said that surgery had
not reached a point in either Thibet
or China enabling them to perform
such operations as Count Okuma had
undergone, nor had the artisans of
either country attempted the manufac
ture of such wonderful contrivances
as wooilen legs, the pliant joints of
which enabled their possessors to go
about almost as freely as if they had
all the original members. Baltimore
The Murderer and Capt, Ilyrnei.
McGloln was a young ruffian who
had murdered a saloonkeeper at a mid
night raid on his place. He was the
fellow who the night before he was
hanged invited the chief of detectives
to "come over to the wake; they'll
have a devil of a time." For six
months Byrnes had tried everything
to bring the crime home to him, but
in vain. At last he sent out and had
McGloln and his two "pals" arrested,
but so that none of them knew of the
plight of the others. McGloin was
taken to Mulberry street, and orders
were given to bring the others in at a
certain hour fifteen or twenty minutes
apart. Byrnes put McGloin at the
window in his ofliee while he ques
tioned him. Nothing could be got out
of him. As he sat there a door was
hanged below. Looking out he saw
one of his friends led across the yard
in charge of policemen. Dyrnes,
watching him narrowly, saw his cheek
blanch: hut still his nerv! held. Fif
teen minute.s passed; another door
banged. The murderer, looking out,
saw his other pal led in a prisoner. Ho
looked at Byrnes. The chief nodded.
"Sqealed. both." It was a lie, and It
cost ti'o man his life. "The jig is up,
then," he said, and told the story that
brought him to the gallows. Jacob
Riis in the Outlook.
The Damsel "But this Is such a
queer, unromantlc way to propose to a
girl, Mr. Wellup. In the daytime, and
on the way to a suburban train!" Tho
Widower "I know it, Miss de Muir.
I've generally proposed whilst takln' a
moonlight ride with the gal, but I
thought I'd go at It different this time,
just for variety." Chicago Tribune.
Department Store of the Future.
Wild-Eyed Man "I want to arrange
for a divorce." Polite Shopgirl "Two
aisles down. This is the counter whero
we marry people." Chicago Tribune,
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Three more Indiana teacher have
been sele te1 to fill positions in the
schools at Manila, 1'. I. Miss Laura
Wood burr, of of Bloornington will sail
in February. Harvey A. Bordner.
who has been connected with the de
partment of chemistry in the state un
iversity, has also decided to go. Miss
Mabel Bens:l of Tl.ornlown will have j
a pi are in the normal school. j
H. O. Marsh of Winchester has been j
appointed United States pension agent
at Indianapolis. He will .suc-eed J. D.
Leignty Jan. 17. The appointment
was primarily recommended by S'iia-
tor Beveridge. and Marsh was willing j
to forego the office if his friend. L. :
J. Monks, was made a I'nited States
circuit judge to succeed Judge Woods. ,
but after the appointment of Judge ;
Francis F. Baker he announced that he j
wou.it nice tin appoinimoni. i w o
weeks aeo Mr. Marsh visiteu the ;n
sion office in Washington and ac
quainted himself in a general way !
with the duties he will have to per
form. Owing to the alarming increase in
crime among the juvenilis of Indian
apolis a separate police court has been
established, and in addition a new in
stitution, along the industrial school
lines, will be opened within the next
few days. This decision has been ui
nounced by Police Judge Stubbs. who
declared that the problem presented
by the rapidly increasing number of
youthful offenders has grown so ser
ious in the last six months that imme
diate steps are necessary to suppress
the epidemic of crime. The separate
court has been established for the pur
IKise of preventing the Inns from being
thrown into contact with the older and
more hardened criminals.
Night Watchman William Kay shot
and killed a burglar at Suinmitville.
The burglar's pal, who was robbing a
Two months ago Miss Kdna Keener
of Logansport stopped a Panhandle
train from going through a burning
trestle. Her bravery saved the lives of
the passengers and train crew. With
the latter was John Driver, a brak'
man. The accident and rescue brought
Driver and Miss Keener together and
the heroine Friday was married to
the man whom she had rescued from
Captain Applegate testified in the
ftathbun trial at Jefferson ville that
Kathbun admitted when arrested that
he did not give Goodman laudanum,
but intended to administer chloroform
later. Dr. L. B. Kastenbine. an an
alytical chemist of Louisville. who
held a post-mortem to determine
whether poison had caused Goodman's
death, testified that nothing was dis
covered to indicate that poison was ad
ministered. Th'ie were no signs of
violence on any parts of the body.
When the question was put by the
prosecution as to the probabio cause
of Goodman's death Dr. Kastenbin'
replied that chloroform may have been
the cause of death.
The will of Miss Caroline Bathbone.
formerly of Fvansville. who died in
Clifton Springs. N. Y.. provides for
the building in F.vansville of a home
for aged women of Indiana. Th'
home will cost $100.000 or more.
Moses Gates, the third white man
to sett hi in the county where Valpar
aiso is situated, died at his home Fri
lay, aged .M years. 11 lived until his
death in the cabin which he built seventy-three
An overheated pipe started a fire in
the Howard county court house, which
was suppressed by the court house em
ployes after a lively scramble. The
fire department was called out, only to
find the water hydrants in that vicinity
The largest single line of fire insur
ance ever placed in Wabash has been
taken by the Phoenix of Hartford. It
covers the Pioneer hat-works and is
for 1100,000. The Phoenix distributes
the risk among a half dozen leading
Morris Wiest, a Pan-Handle brake
man, was run over in the Richmond
yards Monday and instantly killed. He
was 22 years old.
Louise Kngel. of UiPorte. who has
been treated by a number of city phy
sicians for a supposed incurable dis
ease, Monday coughed up a pin which
she had swallowed several years ago.
The pin had traveled through her body,
causing her intense suffering. ,F)r
months she was unable to lay on her
back, and for another period she suf
fered intense pain in the region of her
heart. Little hope was offered the
family for her recovery, but with the
ejection of the foreign substance her
convalescence is now expected.
One of the boilers furnishing motive
power in the Indiana bottle works at
Shirley collapsed and Frank Bouslog
had his clothing torn off and was pros
trated by the shock. The building was
A committee from Grcensh.irg has
gone to Washington to urge the re-ap-pointinent
of J. E. Caskey as post
master of that city. His present term
expires in February.
Gardiner Beehe, CO years old, who
whipped his wife, has been fined $25
and costs by Mayor Schwartz of Hunt
Ingburg. The next grand jury may in
vestigate the matter, as the woman
was very seriously injured.
George Reese, president of the In
diana Retail Dealers Liquor Associa
tion is dead at Ter re Haute, after a
short illness of brain fever.
William Peterson's larm residence
near Logansport burned and the family
barely escaped with their lives. Peter
son was awakened and only managed
to get his wife and children out before
the roof fell in. They were barefoot
and In their night clothes. They ran
through the snow to a neighbor's
house. Their feet were frosted.
Judge Buskirk of Seymour has fined
John B. Todd $20 for Improperly at
tempting to influence a Juror, telling
him he would never regret it !f he
succeeded in bringing about a disagreement.
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The Rev. Y. S. Starr of Noblosville. !
has accepted a cr.ll to the pastoral" j
of the First Christian church at :
Greensburg. He will enter upon his !
duties the first of the year. 11' has
r"dgnel the position of financial sec-
retary of Butler Bible College and tho
Rev. Z. T. Sweeney of Columbus, has
bevn cho.-en i till the vacancy. j
Mis. Caroline Has, the burial of i
whose body occurred at Albion, was j
born in Germany in lal. coming to j
America ten y-a:s ago.
Much !o.- lias In en sustained by
business houses at Fort Wayne timing
the cold wave by the bursting of wale; ;
pipes and the flooding of valuable I
Frederick U li. son of John D. Bell j
of TVrre Haut', is revisiting his par- j
ents. after a abstnee of sixteen vears '
in Honduras. He brought with him
a Honduran boy. whom h will edu- '
The last tin' at Loogt-otee stall '1 in
White's restaurant, spread rapidly, d
stroying J. P. Aivin fc Bro.'s grocry
and poultry house: Walter Breen's
barber shop. George Arvin's saloon and
Charley Trainor's meat shop. Total
Daniel She ts. whoso leath -um-d
at Moor'svill was born in Virginia
in 1S2.", settling in this country in is:'j.
He engaged in th mercantile business
for forty years, and was one of the
organizers of the Farmers' Bank of
The burial of th lat- I). W. Mar
shall w as held at Tei re Haute. Ser
vices were conducted by th' Rev. Dr.
Jesse Bowman Young, of the Walnut
Hills M. E. church, of Cincinnati, as
sisted by Chancdlor Hickman, of l)e
James Burns, saloon keeper at L
gansport. who was sandbagged last
Friday, died, remaining unconscious to
the last, although he occasionally mut
tered "Don't hit me." There is no clew
to the identity of Iiis assailant.
Jacob Barrett. n'ar Zanesville. who
was chopping timber in his woods, not
returning home when 'Xpect'd, led to
an investigation, which found his lead
body besiib' a tree which had been cut
down, his ax across his legs. Death
is attributed to heart trouhb'.
William Biockb-y. aged Mo. dying of
incurable disease, was carried !) th
court room in Evansill that h'
might be given a divorc from his wife,
who abamioued him .some w'ks ago.
Blockh'V carries life insurance which
he has changed so that a friend may
Robert P. Shirley, who has su-cess-
f nil y opciated a small shoo, factory at
Washington, lias interested Ciminuati
capital, which employs 'Jim persons in
thi same business, and the factory will
be enlarged. It is proposd to form
a company with $('0.000 capital stock,
of which SLV.OOO shall be placed in that
Mrs Nellie M'Dowell, en route home
t Princeton from St. Louis, stopped
in Brazil, called a carriage and drove
to Diamond, where she found her '-year-old
son in school he having been
previously kidnapped by br husband
from whom she has separat-d. Catch
ing an eh'ctric car. die w'nt to T rre
Haute and was soon homeward-bound.
Two trained nurses were employed
at th' home of Carson Hamil of Terre
Haut' during the seven illnss of his
little daughter, and soon a nunib r f
valuable articles, imluding the setting
of a diamond, were missing. Aftr
th di.-missal of the nurses, suspicion
fdl on Mrs. Pearl Phinney, and upon
neing confronted by Mr. Hamill she
confess'd the theft and restore! many
things taken. A portion of the goods
had been burned.
The Indiana Lead Glass Company at
Matthews has been compelled to close
fourteen of its thirty shops on account
of tlie scarcity of houses in the town
causing a scarcity of men. Fur-rooni
houses readily rent for $1." a mouth.
In some houses two or more families
live huddled together, not from choice,
but of necessity. The men make from
$t to $r per day in the factories.
The recent storm and intense cold
weather had a disastrous effe't on
quail and small birds. The ground
was covTel with a thick coating of ice
before th' snow fell, and this preeents
the birds from burrowing down to the
dry earth on which they are able to
find a spot to warm with their bodies.
They fly about constantly on the move,
and after a time succumb to the cold
and hunger. Hundreds of the binls
have been found in the snow.
Miss Viola Doyle, a beautiful young
girl of 18, was taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital at Fort Wayne, suffering from
intestinal trouble. When the suigeons
iecidetl to operate a young man to
whom sue was to have been. mar! iod in
a fnv days became so violent in op
position that he had to be put under
restraint. The girl liel on the table
ami be is nearly crazed with grief.
George I). Demaree, twenty years a
retail grocer at Madison, has filetl a
petition in bankruptcy. Liahilitit s $4,
300, with $."..!00 ami no preferred erdi
tors. The secretary of the Wabash Car
negie Library Association has received
$5,0C0 from Carnegie, the first install
ment of the $20,000 donation to the
Carnegie Library here.
The Rev. W. A. Littel, pastor for
three years of the United Presbyterian
church at Bloornington. has tendred
his resignation to take effect January 1.
He went to Pittsburg.
Mrs. Noaini Mullen of Terre Haute,
wants a divorce from Fred Mullen,
truant officer of the city schools, al
leging that he kidnapped their child
and placed it in a Catholic school.
Arthur W. Coleman, post office clerk
accused of stealing letters in the Jeffer
sonville office, has waived examination
and given bond in sum of $300 for
Federal court action.
Ida May Geary, 10 years old, was
found on the street at Vincennes. near
ly dead from exposure, and but scantily
clad. She had been sent out to beg
by a party of campers.
Fire tlue to an overheated gas stove
destroyed a small house on the county
poor farm at Lebanon Monday morn
ing. Sup. rint'iident Young IiseoerV
the fire in time to rescue two epileptic
women inmates. Th loss is consid
erable, with no insurance. By hard
work the main building was saved.
Fnglish apita lists will establish a
vehicle factory at Gynnevilb.
Judge Raw ley of TVrr' Haute dis
chargeil Ace Biggs, age.! 1;. who was
b fore nitn for shooting William Kux
ton. Kouxton went to a physician
with a bullet in his arm and said h
lud been shot by soiii' ore as h went
along the ilig lur road. The police
investigated, and Kouxton confessed
that he had hen shot at the home of
Gott by her son. young Biggs. Koux
Mrs. Gott by h'f son. Biggs. Koux
ton had gne to the house to demand
th return of presents h" had üiv n to
Mrs. Gott, ami had knocked the woman
down, when the boy seized a rifle and
shot him. Judge Rawb-y fined Koux
ton '27 for assault and batt ry and said
the boy who shot him tbs rv'd p:aise
instad d" a 'ourt penalty.
The celebrated Morel! will cae.
which threatened to run through a long
and costly course of litigation at Wa
bash, has been sa-uh'd. Th attorneys
got tog'th-r and arranged the compro
mise, which virtually pronounces th
will in question bogus. Mrs. Morell.
the widow, who wins th case, pays all
attorneys' lcs. amounting to over Sl.
ii"U. ami all costs. agmgnting over
$''.00. The claimant i:'ts nothing. The
estate is woi th ?40.( l'o.
The Kokomo Rod and Wire Nail
Company, wo. ich is capitalized at $1.
i;m. itiMi. is moving rapidly in the con
struction ot its mammoth plant at Ko
kon;). The estimated cast of con
struction and .'(pupnient is Jtüo.uoti.
The principal engine, costing the com
pany $40.HMi. is now being set. If is
expecii'd that the wire ami nail de
partments will b r ady To operate by
th" middle of February. The iod de
partment will be constructed entiiely
of steel, and when the mill is com
pleted it will cover fifteen acres. With
in six months it is expected that l.G'j
in n will be en:pi,)y d.
Young Jacob -stolu pleaded cuilty at
j Logans port to having attempted to
j wrtck the Waliash Atlantic express and
I was bound over to the circuit court.
' Neither of his parents appear-! with
him in court. Stoit. :s If! years, of age,
and pla-ed a bra! shoe ami stone in
the fiog of the track over a high em
bankment but a hand car happened
alontj first ami to uk the trip downhill
that was intended for the heavily
loaded and swiftly running passenger
A would-be incendiary placed cct
ton saturated with eo;d oil inside a
shutter of the factory of the Garden
City Stationary Company at LTkhart,
but the cotton fell to tin ground and
was extinguished by the snow. Re
cently th' home of the manager, C. H.
Wright, was damaged 52.ÖOO by in
cendiarism. Joseph rsinds. a laborer, attempted
to cross the l".d river bridg. near
Laketon, in freut of an approaching
locomotive, attached to a p;:v car on
j the Chicago ic Krie line, thinking it
j would stop for his fellow !::bo:ers. and
I he was struck and hurled into the
riv'f. where' lie drowned before' as-
j sist.mce could he re;i b red. H- was
J forty years old and a man of family,
j The new Christian church at Pino
! Village has been ledicated by the Rev.
L.L CarpentT of Waliash. All in
del)t'dnss was lifted.
John W. Winship of Vincennes,
forty-three years old. and Mrs. L. G.
IVrcefield have been united in mar
riage. It is the sixth venture in mat
rimony for the bridegroom; all the
other wives being dead.
Editor R. L Purcell, of the Vincen
nes Sun, has been awarded first prize
for the best descriptive story of Co
lumbus by members ef the Southern
Indiana Press Association (2"). while
second prize ($10 was given to E. A.
Remy, of the Seymour Republican.
Charles W. Gearhnrt, working in a
sawmill at South Bend, caught his coat
on a s?t screw ami was whirled to his
death. Last February ne dreamed that
he would be killed in this manner, and
nothing could shake Ids belief but what
the dream, would come true.
John B. Livery, a Wabash switch
man, was crushed to death under an
engine at Peru. His wife resides at
Physical Director Dubrldge of the
Terre Haute Y. M. C. A., has asked the
Paris (111.) association for a game of
basket ball between teams from the
association of the two cities. There
are more than fifty names on the list
of membership of tho Terre Haute as
sociation for basket ball players. Six
captains will be elected for six tennis
to play in the Tern Haute rooms, and
the prospect is good for a series ot
championship games during the winter.
Two score and more of Tri-Stato
Normal College students and an equal
number of Angola boys between whom
much bitterness had sprung up. met in
the streets of Angola and fought it
out. a number on both sides being se
verely biulsed. The belligerents
finally hauled off on their own account,
the authorities not interfering.
The Rev. L. W. Applegate of Ken
dallville. has resigned as financial sec
retary of the northern Indiana Episco
pal diocese, and tlie Rev. A. A. Fwing
of Lima, has been appointed to the va
cancy. The temperature dropped to eight de
grees bl)W zro at Geneva, and as a
result much damage was done In the
oil field by the freezing and bursting
of stand pipes, ciead lines, etc., which
have not been covered or buried for
A new infirmary costing $30,000 Is
being built for St. Mary's academy.
The Elks will distribute $400 to the
deserving poor of Wabjish on Christ
map day. Of this amoot $200 was re
cently realized by a cJnlstrel enter
ETHICS OF MATF.iMDNY.
Good A!ie lor Tltoc in im I Al.ot
to I jiti r !i .Mnrri.-il M;i!r.
IV. r mot.
lit tl::.u the nu
n'ouizh'g (if e.;'iri:.::-i is. in i:.:it ri-i
life, the harmonizing of t. n;p'rs. v.-
while many jtopb- have a.) ;!.uio;i
worth ic.ein if c.i iiig on any sul j t. the
hu;. tiie.-t or r.;o:v ignora:,: can s up
a t -tiiper. Nothing c an ! al wit!; tem
per e -pt coii-i ictice and lime, de
claims Col. Thomas Wentw-rth Higirin
so:i in the Chicago Daily News. "I
have known oung inariied coapbs
with whom it was unpleasant to be in
the hous" during the first year of their
marriage, and yet habit and sh--r ne
cessity math- th ir so, i. ty tolerable
within two y-a:s and poiively agree
able in l.ve. The p;efnv of children
is a help to this compatibleness as be
ing the one poss-ssion absolutely
shared and nec'ss .tily ari ptl by
each parent. A anther great aid to the
harmonizing of t -mpvr, -in I--d. some
thing piicob-ss. as a rma:;'iit rule is
to study mutually what may be calkd
the q.iestion of pnuY; p., s; that is, to
hu m a habit of oh-id'-rin::. w L-n a
husband and wife difi'-r abo'.;t any
matter, which ot the two has really the
mot reason to care aliout it.
"Thus it mav so::, ' im s make litCe
I difference to th. wii'- vh ther break
fast js eaily fir lae while a lute ereik
fast may cost the hu-uand hi. naming
train: or a carriage mav be a very im
portant matter to a wife, with her
skills to take care of. while it may
make ne seriou diff.'r-iic-- to tie- hus
band wh'.-thev 1... walks or r:.l-s. It is
surely b.-tter that one should make a
little s.'Hvjfi. e on any matt r than that
the other should make a far greater
'".Many a hou.-ehnhi jar whl,h v.-ouli
have Wt pro'ong d strings ln-hind it if
made a mej-r trt of will and persist
ence is settled ea.-iiv when the equation
of preference is applied to it. an.! each
is ready to make a little sacrifice lo
j save tlie otlur from a great. -r lie."
SET EXAMPLE FOR THE MEN.
Iloiv a riiiiippint Woman C'roNed a
Kivt-r in Pansy.
Just beyond San I'e-lro we mm to
the Siiialeu: River, the b-d of which is
a mile wide, covered with big and lit
tle bowlders, ami here and there a
swift running stream. The main river
''s probably two hundred yards wide
and is easily forded, -xcpt after a
heavy rain, when it ris"s rapidly and
becomes a raging torrent. It rsually
subsides in a few ho ;:s af: r the rain
has ceased to fall. When the rivjr i-
up many peopb- gather on -ither bank
to await an opportunity to (Toss. O'ir
treasurer was once sitting on the banks
with a lot of natives waiting for thr
rivr-r to subside, and had bT-n there,
wet. hungry and tired, for hours pray
ing to gel across. The river was beiil
mg and foaming and no one dared
make an attempt to cross. Presently
.in old woman came along, took a look
at the river, gave a contemptuous
glance on the manly sex the re gathered
and then walked up the bank abo-it a
hundred yards, where she stripped off
her clothing. She made a careful bun
dle of all her belongings, raised them
abov her head and entered the stream.
The water was over her bead, but she
made no att- iupt to swim. She would
sink beneath the water until her toes
touched a bowlder and. would th; n give
a jump Tho c irrent would give her a
lift and s nd her diagonally down the
treair: a few yards. She kept repeat
ing the operation until at last she had
reached tie1 other hank, far Ndow
where she had started. She waded ouc
with Ikt bundle p-rfectly dry. donne.i
her clothes and vanished through th
thicket. From a Faniy Letter in the
KinC it I til
The litti- i dands of th1 Seychelles, to
the cast (f Africa, are becoming over
populated w ith dusky monarc hs. There
are ejuaitcied th'ie at present four ex
kings ami two iaeen mothers. The
kings include l'rempch of Athantl,
Mwanga of Fganda and Kabarega of
Vnyoro, the last-named being an old
fighting man with a notable record.
East and West African monarchs meet
at the Seychelles and the diplomatists
interested in African affairs are curious
to see how they agre Mwanga and
Kabaroga are recent importations, but
it is now more than a year since Prem
peh. late king of Ashanti. arrived la
Seychelles, and it is said that radTs
of Maj.-Go:i. Ikebui-lVwell's book on
the downfall of that potentate would
find it hard to recognize the truculent
personage there depictM in the sleek
and oily negro, clad in immaculate Eu
ropean clothrs. who sits in a front pew
of the English church in Victoria.
Ke:llir.:t ln of Age
Two gentlemen who had slipped past
the meridian of life without hardly ob
serving lh fact were talking about
ages w hile eating a delihrate luncheon
a couple of days ago. when one of them
told a story which embodies the experl-
ence of more Ih.in one num. "It really
came to nu with a little shock," h
said. "I tok a :dec per at St. Louis
for Now Yo:k. ami thre were only
half a citizen men aboard when I re-
tltvd for the night. In the morning,
while in the toilet-room brushing my
hair. I saw in th mirror the retle"
of the back of an old get;.
not remember seeing
peared much older than j
noticed on the car the
and I made up my mine
come aboard after 1 had'
I watched the reflection v
ing my hair, and then tin
ing to speak to the edd geni
can Imagine my surprise wh
that I had been looking at
tlon of mv own back."
Klrh Mau'4 Me of ICcm
J. M. Longyoar of Martpi:
who built himself a palatir
a cost of $."00.V 0 in that ci
come so embittered against
allowing a railroad to run
property that he will mov
stone by stone, to Bcv1
project will almost reach
cost of the utructure. CI
CandU Creek is tho na;
test rich gold region In s
gold Is fabulously olentlf