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THE HOUSE OF
P Mr.REDITH NICHOLSON
miw ! "Tn rn.RCt,- tin
i A Kit HUH." tic.
CHAPTER XVIII. -Continued.
"Mr. Gienann; Mr. Glcnarm;-" he -claimed
in broken whispers. "It ia
"YVhst have you done; w hat has hap
pened?" 1 demanded.
H? put hla hand to liis bead uncer
tainly and gasped as though trying to
gather his wits. .
He was evidently dazed by whatever j
had occurred, and I sprang round and
helped him to a couch. He would not
lie down, hut sat up. staring and pass
ing bis hand over his head. It was
rapidly growing lighter, and I &aw a
purple and black streak across bis
temple where a bludgeon of some sort
had struck him.
"What does this mean. Kates? Who
has beta in the house?"
"It was early this morning." be fal
tered, "about two o'clock, I heard
noises la the lower part of the house.
I came down, thinking likely it was
you. and remembering that you had
boon sick yesterday"
"Yes. go on."
The thought cf my truancy was CO
balm to my conscience Just then.
"As I came Into the hall, saw lights
In the library. As you weren't down
last night the room hadn't been lighted
at all. I beard steps, and some one
tapping with a hammer "
"Yes; a hammer. Go on!"
It was. then, the tame old Ftory!
The war had bcon carried openly into
the house, but Bates. just why should
any one connected with the conspiracy
Injure Rates, who stood so near to
Pickering, its leader? The fellow was
undoubtedly hurt. there was no mis
taking the wound on his head. He
spoke with a painful difficulty that
was not assumed. I felt Increasingly
sure, as lie weritjpn.
"I saw n man pulling out the books
and tapping the inside of the shelves.
He was working very fast. And the
next thing I knew he let In another
man through one of the casements,
the one thee that still stands a little
He flinched as he turned slightly to
indicate it, and hisSace twitched with
"Never mind tbat;te!l the rest of
"Theu I ran m. grabbed one of the
big candelabra from the table, and
went for the nearest man. They were
about to begin on the chimney-breast
it was Sir. Glecarm's pride In all
the bouse, and that accounts or my
being there in front r the fireplace.
They rather got the best of me, sir."
"Clearly ; I see they did. You had a
hand-to-hand fight with them, and be
ing two to one '
"No; there were two of us, don't
you understand, two of us! Thero
was another nun who came running In
from somewhere, and he took sides
with me. I thought at first it was you,
sir. The robbers thought so, too, for
one of them yelled. 'Great God; Glen
arm's come back!' just like that. Put
It wasn't you. Blr. but quite another
"That's a, good story so far; and
then what happened?"
"I don't remember much more, ex
cept that some one soused me with
wuter that helped my head consider
ably, and the next thing I knew I was
staring ucross the table, there at you."
"Who were these men, Hates? Speak
lip quickly !"
My tone was peremptory. Here was,
I felt, a crucial moment In our rela
tions. "Well," be began, deliberately. "I
disllki) to make charges against a fel
low mun. but I strongly suspe t one of
the men of being "
"Yes! Tell the whole truth or it will
bo the worse for you."
"I very nimhttear one of them was
Ferguson, the gardener over the w a"y.
I'm disappointed In him, sir."
"Very good; hud now for the other
"I didn't get my eyes on him. I bad
closed with Ferguson and we were
having quite a lively time of it when
the other one came In; then the man
who came to my help mixed us all up,
be was a very lively person, and
what becamg of Ferguson and the rest
tf it I don't know."
There was food for thought In what
bo said. He bud taken punishment In
defense of my property, the crack on
bis Jo-ad was uudenlab'e, and I could
not abuse Mm or q.uee'jfm his veracity
w it a any grace; not, i.t least, without
tin-e for Investigation r.d study. How
ever, I ventured to him one ques-
"if you were guiiPslng, shouldn't
y,u think It quite lUcly that Mort'in
was the other man?"
He met my gaze sr.i irely.
think it who ' possible. Sir.
(il.-nariu." he replf at once.
"And tho man ' helped you who
In the devil was he'"
"Ulcus iie, I don't know,' sir: He
dioupp. aid. I'd like mightily to see
1, 1 III Ulliili." '
"Humph! Now you'd Utter do sorne
tl.ltig for your h a 1 Ml summon the
Alllage (Jim tor If f v HI)."
"No: thank yt.j. I'll taka car
,f It ii!tt ir."
"Very well. Now we'll keep unlet
Blent thin. I.m t nu hi ion It or JUv
cu.-ti it wlih any one."
"Certainly no!, Blr." lie roe, stnif
goring a little fro; weakness, but
crossed to the brond mantel shelf In
the great chimney breast, reeled Ms
arm upon It for a moment, panned bis
hand over the dark wood with a sort
of cares, then bent bis eyes upon the
!liMr littered with books, drawings and
papers lorn from cabinets and all
splashed with tallow and v. at from
the caudles. The daylight bad In
creased until the batoc wrought by
the night's visitors was fully apparenL
The marauders had made a sorry
mess of the room, and I thought
Hates' lip quivered as he viewed the
"It would have been a blow to Mr.
Glanarm; the room was hla pride
bis pride, Bir."
He went out toward the kitchen, and
I ran upstafrs to my own room. I
cursed the folly that bad led me to
leave my window open, for undoubted
ly Morgan and his new ally, St. Ag
atha's gardener, bad taken advantage
of it to enter the house. Quite likely,
too, they had observed my departure
for Cincinnati, and this would un
doubtedly be communicated to Picker
ing. I threw open my door and start
ed back with an exclamation of
A stranger stood at my chiffonier,
between two windows, calmly shaving
himself. He was chid In a bath gown
my own, I saw with fury and he
hummed softly to himself as he seized
the brush and applied lather deftly
to bis upper lip.
Without turning be addressd me,
quite coolly and casualty, as though
his being there was Uie most natural
thing In the world.
"Good morning Mr. Glonarm! Itath
er damaging evidence, that costume. 1
i pc--- mm
3 WW 'iff -rMiiffP Klty
"Mr Clenarml Mr. Glenarml" Ha Exclaimed In Broken Whltptrs,
suppose It's the custom In the country 1
for gentlemen In evening clothes to
go out by the window and return by
the door. You might think the other
wuy round preferable."
"Larry!" I shouted.
"Kick that door shut and lock It."
he commanded. In a sharp, severe tone
that I remembered well, and Juat now
welcomed lu him.
' How, why and when ?"
"Never mind about me. I'm here
th roan tho enemy off for a few days;
and you may conf.-ss your own sins
flint, whilo I climb into my armor.
Fray pardon the Informality "
He selicd a hroo:u and Ix-gan work
uim a pair of trousers to which mud
and briers clung tenaciously. His coat
and bat lay on a chair, they, too,
much the worse for rough image.
There was never Any uo In refusing
to obey Larry's orders, and as he got
Into bis clothes I gave him lu as few
words as ponnlblo the chief Incidents
that bad marked my stay at Ulenartu
Houese. He continued dressing with
care, helping himself to a shirt and
collar from my chiffonier and choosing
with unfailing tye the best tie In my
collection. Now and then be asked a
question tersely, or, again be laughed
or swore dlrely lu Gaelic. When I
bad concluded the story of Pickering's
visit, and of the conversation I over
heard between the executor and JUtea
in the church porch, Larry wheeled
round with the scarf half tied In hi
tirigi is and surveyed me commissi at
lagly. "And you dldu't nihh them both on
the spot end have ,l out?"
"No. I was too much taken abark
for ou thing "
"I dare say you were!"
"And for another I didn't think the
time rije. I'm going to beat that fel
low, Larry, but I aiit Mm to show
bis band fully before we come to
a smash up. I know as, much about
the bouse and Its secrets a b does
that's one consolation. Sometimes 1
dub't Lelleie tbviv's a shlliiujf be is,
and again I'm sure (here's a b'e stake
lit It. The fact that rickerliig U risk
lug fi much to find what's supposed
to be bidden hern Is pretty fair evi
dence that something's burled on thS)
"Possibly, but tbe're giving you a
lively boycott Now whore In the devil
bare you been?"
"Well. " I began and hesitated. I
had not mentioned Marian Ik-vereiu
and this did not seem the time for con
fidences of that sort.
He took a cigarette from his pocket
ami lighted it K libel aU-ly.
"Hah! these women! Vnder the
terms of your excellent grandfather's
will you have tarown away all your
rights. It looks to mo, as a member
of the Irish bar in bad standing, as
though you had delivered yourself up
to the enemy, so far as tho legal situa
tion Is concerned. How does It strike
"If it's known that I ran away for a
night, of course "
"My lad, don't deceive yourself.
Everybody round here will know it be
fore night. You ran off, left your win
dow open Invitingly, and two gentle
men who meditated breaking in found
that they needn't take the trouble.
One came In through your own room,
noting, of course, your absence, let in
his friend below, and tore up the place
"Ye, but how did you get here?
If you dou't mind telling."
"It's a short story. That llttlo chap
from Scotland Y'ard, who annoyed me
so much In New York and drove me
to Mexico. for which may he dwell
forever in fiery torment. has never
given tip. I shook him off, though, at
Indianapolis three days ago. I bought
a ticket for Fittsburg with him at my
elbow. I suppose he thought the chase
was growing tame and that the farther
east be could arrest me the nearer I
should be to a Prttlsh consul and tide
water. I went ahead of him into the
station and out to the Fittsburg
sleeper. I dropped my bag Into mjr
section, If that's what they call It in
your atrocious American language,
looked out and saw him coming along
the plutform. Just then the cur l ku
to move they were shunting It about
to attach a sleeper that bad be-n
brought In from Ixiulsvillo, and my
carriage, or whatever you call It, went
skimming out of the sheds Into a yard
here everything seemed to be nioxt
noisy and complex. I dropped off In
the dark Just before they began to haul
the carriage back. A long train of
empty goods wagons, freight cars?
was jtiht pulling out aud I threw my
bag into a wagon and climbed utter It.
We kept going for several hours, until
I was thoroughly lost, then I took ad
vantage of a stop at a placo that
seemed to bo the end of terrestrial
things, got out and started across
country. I expressed my bag to you
the other day from a place that re
joiced In the cheering name of Ko
komo, jut to get rid of it. I walked
Into Annaudale late last night, found
this medieval marvel through the Mnd
neKS of the station master aud was
reconnoiterlng with my usual caution
when I saw a gentleman romantically
entering through the open window."
Luny puuscd to light a ficbk ilgar
. "You u!uys did have a way of ar
riving opportunely. Go on!"
iTO UK iXI.NTINl'KU )
Terror's Effect on Hair.
It Las been icpcatedly affirmed that
Queen Maitu Antolnetius auburn bulr
turned white lu the days of ibo reign
of terror, and an KuglUU surgeou
named l arry states that Jm-1 after tho
Indian mutiny be sctimily saw tho jet
black hair of a rebel Kepoy, who as
under examination and feared a dread
ful deatb, turn whits In the course of
an hour, la the time of the commune
In Purls, the dark, hair of l aioo A)
pbotise de UotbscMld was bluaUttd lu
a fi-w hours.
SAVED PROM DREAD FATE.
Kind Worr.sn's Altjnc Meant
MucK to This Tramp.
A certain lady, notnd for her kind
Beart nnd open hand, whs approached
not long ago by a man who, with
tragic, air, began:
"A man, madam. Is often foreed by
the whip of hunger to many thlnn
from which his very soul shrinks
and so It Is with me at this tlmo. Un
less, madam. In the name of pity, you
glre mi nltnce, f will b com
pelled to do something which I iiH"?r
before have done, which 1 would
freatly dislike to do."
Much Impressed, the lady made
fcsste to plaro In his hand a P.ve-dol-lar
bill. As the man pocketed it
with profuse thanks, she Inquired:
"And what Is the dreadful thing
I have kept you from doing, my poor
"Work." was the brief and mourn
ful repl..-(. Harper's Weekly.
WESTERN MEN IN NEW YORK.
Brains of Mountain and Prairie in De
mand In the Financial Center.
Ever since the early days, when D.
0. Mills, J. IJ. Hacgin and Jajnes K.
Kecne "emigrated" from California to
isew York, the metropolis has been
drawing largely on the west and south
for its supply of "men who do things."
'lheodore F. ShonU, both a southerner
and westerner, who has undertaken to
solve New York's great transit prob
lem, is the latest imiKirtation In re
sponse to the call of the east
The promptness with w hich Thos. F.
Ryan, of Virginia, turned the Fault
BlJe Life Assurance Society over to
its policyholders, who now elect a ma
jority of its Hoard of Directors, and
divested himself of the control of the
stock which he bought from Jas. 11.
Hyde, and the success of the new
management of the Society under the
direction of President Paul Morton,
have created a demand for the strung
men of the south and west that is
greater than ever before. I'nder the
Morton management the Equitable has
made a better showing than any other
Insurance company In the way of Ira
proved methods, economies snd In
creased returns to policyholders.
E. H. Gary, head of the greatest cor
poration In the world the V. 8. Steel
Co. John W. Gates. Henry C. Frlck,
Norman P.. Ream, Wm. H. Moore and
Daniel G. Reld are other westerners
who are among the biggest men la
A man who runs a truck farm in
Virginia tells, of the sad predicament
In which a colored man named am
Moore, who Is In his employ, recently
found himself, flam bad bad consid
erable difficulty In evading the on
slaughts of a dog from a nclghborlu
farm. Finally the dog got Mm, as
Sam kicked at hint.
Sam's wife, hearing a tremendous
yell, rushed to te rescue of her bus-
band. When she came up the dog bad
fastened his teeth In the calf of Sam'i
leg and was holding on for dear life.
Selling a stone in the rou 1, Sam'i
wife was about to hurl It when Sam,
with woudcrful presence of mlud,
"Mandy! Mandy! Don't frow dal
stone at de clawg! how it at ma,
Mandy !" Youth's Companion.
His Name for It
I was once teaching a class of small
pupils in physiology lu a rural school
and asked tne class what name was
given to the bones of the head as a
whole. A little girl raised her hand.
"What Is It. Lucy?" I asked.
"Skull!" she answered.
"Correct," said I; "but what other
name has It?" expecting some one to
answer "cranium." All were silent
for a while, then a little fellow who
seemed to be In a deep study quickly
raised his band, his v)" sparkling
snd a confident smile spreading on
"What Is It. Henry?" I ssked.
"Noggin." was hi Immediato reply.
A SMALL eECRET.
Couldn't Understand tht Tasta pi
Two men were discussing the var
ious food produrts now being supplied
In such variety and abundance.
One, a grocer, said, "I frequently try
a packago or so of any certain, article
before offering It to tv.y trade, and lu
that way sometimes form a'different
Idea than my customers have.
"For instance, 1 thought I would try
some Postum Food Coffee, to see what
reason there was for such a call for It
At breukfdist I didn't like it and supper
proved tho same, so I naturally con
eluded that my taslo was d. Cerent
from that of the customers who bought
It right slong.
"A day or two after, I waited on a
lady who was buying a 23c package
snd told her I couldn't understand bow
ne ou!d fancy the taste of Postum.
"'I know just what Is the matter,
lhe said, 'yon put tho coffee boiler on
the stove for just fifteen minutes, snd
ten minutes of that time It simmered
snd perhaps five minutes It boiled;
bow If you will have It left to boll full
fifteen minutes after It commences to
boll, you will find a delicious Java like
beverage, rich In food value of gluten
and .hos bates, so eludes that you
will never abandon It, particularly
ben you see tho rreut gain lu health
Well, I took another trial and sure
enough I Joined the postum army for
good, and lifu seems worth living slneo
1 have gotten rid of my old time stom
ach and klilury troubles."
Postum U no sort of medicine, but
pure liquid food, and thLs, tosctbor
with il relief from coffee woike.d the
cbs'ip o. "There's a Res son."
P.ed "The. Run J, to WilhUIa,', la
Th School Apportionment.
-Missouri will this )e.ir apportion
f 1.41 1.S70.S2 ininiii; I lie putdlc schools
of the suie. Thla will be the largest
apportionment of school moneys ever
made by tiro state Mud will make a
per capita of about 11.40 for each
child of school ago lu MlssouH. The
money is apportioned on th" basis of
school jwipulatlon to the several coun
ties and the city of St. lxiuls. Afier
certificates of the nmoiuit given above
by State Auditor Wilder, State Super
intendent Gnss went to work on the
spporiloniinnt, and it will be com
pleted by July Zo. Iast year the
amount apportioned vas f 1.3ti'VG3.75.
Tho school money is derived frum the
revenue fund and from lnt rest on the
state school certificates.
A Valuable Violin.
A Oilman man is the possef-sor and
player of a violin that is a curiosity.
It came from Persia many years ngo
and la a specimen of Oriental art. The
fxtenslon edges of tho 1 ttx are Inlaid
with small piece cf ebony, making a
striped nppearanee. On the finger
board are inlaid designs in rare wood
and mother of pearl, atnon:; which sre
the signs of the MohammtiJan and
Christian religions. Tho back Is also
hnndsT.mely decorated. A pitch pip
Is set In tho end near tho tall pleco.
by which Lhe instrument may lw tuned
down to cc-ncert pitch. 11 y reason of
Its cxreme eg the violin is very light
and it has a fine musical tone.
New Bunco Car..
A small man who was trying tr sdl
medicine in Macon onnty was fre
quently interrupted by a husky drunk
ard In the crowd. Finally tlie little
man suggested that If the bis one
ould step forward the marvelous
nTiifdy would cure him. The big man
came lth a rush, but the doctor side
stepped and laid him low. Then ho
ralre.lv went on telling t'nat h's medi
cine imparted brightness to the eye.
alrrtness to the brain and vigi.r to
the whole franie. After he bid sold
out Ms sf ck It was discovered that
he and the Mg fellow were O.olng team
Clinton Under the Lid.
Clinton Is dry for the first time In
the memory of the prom nt generation.
Recently four of tht fit saloons failed
f secure a lice iiue peiore1 i.ie
county court, nnd the city council, be
lieving only to saloons ..uld secure
licenses, raised license from li.O'il
to $3.ieo. This month fivi' saloons
were granted county licenses, and the
council was usi.ed to reduce tin city
iU-ejiso to l:s former figure It falKd
to take action u:.d t)ie last to s:l
xins are closi d.
That He Might Her Bryan.
Wini.ini J. l'.rvan who b-cturcl .t
the Cij'uiml.l.t chautauqua, showed l.U
kindness and consideration by ncceil
iiiir to fie remiest of F. M. Lowerjr. one
of Itoono county's obWt ci'l.ens, that
he drive out to the edge of the Cltv,
after be had finished his address and
tell Mr. l-owtry what bo talLed about
In bis speech. Mr. Uw--ry Is very 111
St his borne. He bus lcti n lifelong
democml and a staunch supjmrtiT aa j
admirer of Mr. Pryan.
How Missouri Treats Joints.
In the Oregon county circuit court
at Allen, K. V. Marshall, a ";int op
erator," pleaded guilty to selling
lluuor Illegally and bis ounUhment
was placed at SoO days lu J;iU
$3.4.10 In Hues. Sentence was sine
tiended uiMn the payment of f Too and
all cost. Marsbull prumlsi d to close
has "Joint." and If be violates tb.
promise then th fines nnd J.UI sen
tenre v. ill enfoi i v d.
Went to Sleep on the Track,
I'arl Miller, a Hi rtli'tl foreman for
I'm OiMiu v. Omaha nnd han-.:i t If y
railroad, !. has been woiklng
l.tn.leii .letl.lei! t. to to Pntlonsburg
to get bis family. ll? nut down on
In. lr:irl; to wait for n freight tr.ilu
that wus due ut It o'clock ami a the
Iruln leu till 11 llB Wi lli t(l f'.IM'll. Willi)
the train came ulong ku. hours I. iter
Miller's legs were across om rail and
were cut off.
Dr .Graves Qu ts University.
Dr. Frank P. Craves has resigned as
professor of lueation In MUaourt
tmlwrsitr and will accept a like
chair In the Ohio State university. lr
Graves was formerly president of the
I'nlverslty of Washington und of Wy
Beer inspection Fees.
Slate Treasurer Grot Hoh reports the
re-elpts from the state beer Inspec
tor for tho month of June as be'.nir
$41,2X3 .3'-'. Bil lncrrnsi of more tuan
$1,000 over tho corresiMindlng period
of last year.
Labor Commissioner Reappointed.
Gov. Folk hns sp" inted J. C. A. 1111
li r of Gleiicce. St. Louis county, s'ate
labor ci.mmloMoner for four years
fiotn June 14. I'"i7. Thti H a r. ap
pointment und as necessary under
the new iaw cnaclcd at tin' last tegu
lar session of the b'ti-.l-n are. which
became effective Jun,. 14. This In
Increosed the official term cf tho corn-
tnlto loner from to to four years.
ptsn! enry Is suing, to I 'Ha for bhtur
State Crop Conditions.
The monthly crop report l"iued by
OiVtgrt I) F.!li4 secretary of the rtato
board of agriculture, sluiwa the Con
dition of Missouri crops to be rapidly
Improving. Wheat Improved during
tho month of June and the average)
for tho state Is estimated at F14 busli
els' per acre, only one tenth bushel
less tiinn last year. The quality Is
uuusiially good and the crop for the
state will gra ie No. 2. l-tlmat d
yield for the state Is 25.173,800 bush
els. Corn I from two to t'.irce weeks
later than at same time Inst year.
Tho average condition for the slate
Is 77. or seven points below last year
nt tho same time and three 1101111 be
low the average for the last flvt
years. Condition shows an Improve
ment cf three points during tl.e nioiitU
of June. Oats conditions are very
unsatisfactory, the u vera go being on
ly 70, o per cent of tho crop having
Death Kind to This Town.
TnneyvlMe, a small village In Ta
ney county, has a remarkable record
for longevity. The town l in th
O.ark region, which Is noted for It
healthful climate, but Taneyvllle can
point with pride to conditions whlcu
are remarkable even there. In Taney
vllle snd t!;e Immediate vicinity there
are Z3 families. In 16 cf these fami
lies the at' of liota the husband and
the wife is in excess of t.3 years. The
obie-t of the number Is 81, the young
est CJ. The aviTage Is CS. One of
these couples w as married more than
half a century. Twelve of the l'
have been marrb'l only once. Four
!:avo b. en married twice. The com
bined 1G families are able t.) mms.ial
or Inspection 1 '3 children, m grand-
children ar.d 21 great grandchildren.
Missouri Militia Comrr.issior.a.
Cov. Folk at the roiiitsi of Adju
tant Oenenl De-Armnnd has coru'e.ls
tloned olflcers of tin National guard
of Missouri as follows. Georpe S.
Ijiiik. second lieutenant, I.lnht Pot
tery A. St. l-ouls, with rank from July
Charles A. Allen, first lieutenant.
John F. Constable, second lieutenant.
both t.f Company A; Francis D. K.iss.
captain. Company l and M. H. Raw-
Ion. flrt lieutenant and batUillou ad
jutant, all cf the Third regiment of iti-
atitry cf Kansas Clly. John II. Wil
kinson rnptnln; Jo-vph F. rm!c.
fltst lieutenant; Philip A. Lu.-ekel.
secite.d lliTitenur.t of Company I!,
Sixth Isittalion. attached. Marl.md
!1 pro u, brevet second lie-iterdfit l
the Mlst-mirl milllary sonot in Co
lunihla. Forgot His Trslnlnj.
A farmer near Cartha,-.' has a '.! ;
:erd dog which l,e has f t .!:; -I to g
t the ruial null bo and bring bin U
the letters In bis mouth. The other
djy the do aa returning wloti no
flushed a rabbit. Instinct wsj great-
r than training, and the dog pursued
the rablit, barking to b t otf bis sur
pin excitement. A neighbor w ,;o
saw thf chase said: 'On, but it as a
pretty race! I saw a streak of dog
and a perfect vi lilrlwlnd of letters and
paper tl at fairly made nie dljiy. I
never knew bi-fore bow to appreciate
llu fast mall service."
Found Lorfg Lest Children.
A llannlbnl woman has Just located
a son and daug'.itei wiit m she has n .t
seen for 17 year. When they were
two snd four years idd respectively, the
children were placed lu an orphan's
homo In Qulncy, III. 1 hence thPf
werj nilonled by a will lot!.! family.
from whom they were kidnaped and
taken to Kan-as. The chief of police
of Robinson. Kansas, found the )oung
people's mother in Hannibal.
Parade ef Missouri Drummers.
The Martll Gias p.irade which vat
given at M.iNrly by the iin'inbers of
tho MlHKouii liiummers' asstKiatloo
attracted muiii atuntlon and caiisitl
n.u ti lumisemei.t Mote '.ban leO
driuiimers wire la tie para!i viear
Ing comic cobtunii-H. The rbitiacters
"Teddy ltimsevell," "I'ncb Biiin."
nnd the "Goddess of liberty, " rode
In a carriage which beaded the pro
Ag?d Minister Dexd.
Rev. J. M. Hughes. 85 years old. a
retired minister of the CbristUn
cburcli. died of old SKe at the home
of his daughter. Mrt. F. N. Pitcher, In
Kansas City. As a prrvicher be was
sliliHy knou throughout Missouri,
fend especially around Lexington
where he was idalloned for many
New Machinery for Mining School.
The executive committee of tho
School of Mines met ef P.-.,o"n rti-nt-!y
snd set aside JS.eoo for machinery
for the mechanical department.
Gasoline In a Tipton Fire,
T'.lrf Wstei s Pierce oil warehouse at
Tipton caught fire and binned to tie
ground recently. Tiiert was In it at
the time 17 barrels cf (.itsi-llue. The
exploch u of the Knsvdino hurled the
burning fragment t- a I'teut bi'ii'ht
and twice net the negro Daptl.-t chuie!i
on fire. ,
A ti'jj Mul
The bU'ui it nnil In p.oom c unity
went to the Jamestown filr. H ie Is
K f-s-t hls'l Si d Weh us s t .tl
a quarter. Her name is Miu-3.