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y SNAKE READY TO SURRENDER Sends White Flag to Com mander of State Troops. 3ut Wants Guarantee of Fair Treatment. Sheriff is Pleased and Will Assure Creek Leader of Fair Trial and Protection Happy End of What Looked liike a Nasty Mess. Henrietta. Okta.. March 30. Like a amous old lime General. Chief Crazy Snake, having marched up the hill, is I teady to march down. From the rocky , ,, . . . , J I avlne where the old chief and h s . tondescrlpt band of Creeks. Seminoles i ind negrro half -breeds. took their d?s- i erate stand in their efforts to over--hrpw William - Howard Taft's govern ment, came the silent wig-waging of be white flag. Chid Craxy Snake is ready to sur ender. Jack Thompson, whose Indian tame is "Little War Hop" has come irom headquarters with a pace pipe, rhief Cray Snake Is anxious to feel le grip of1' teeth on the stem of She peace pipe. -So goes the message. : "He now want s surrender to you," 414 Thompson to the sheriff. Then le explained -that the ehief was ready t -give himself up to the soldiers if hey would guarantee fair trea?ment. i-Sheriff Oram is pleased, the soldiers jre pleased, end the peace frms will k made. Sheriff Oram assured Thonnp on that Crazy .Snake would, be given fair trial if he- wou'd sr've h mse.f ip. Then the envoy rode 'back to the Indian cams. -Thompson told the chiefs Pie of the ory.of the killiner of Odum and Baum Saturday. Crazy Snake, the envoy Aid. was in the cabin when the dsadly Irlng began. The chief claims that le took part in It and he fired his own 4fle at the officers. But he says he hot in self-defense. It wfcs Sher'ff Mum's son who was k'lled Saturday Chen the clash occurred and the she-iff vaa moved as Thompson rlat'd the thief's- solemn declaration that he had tot killed the officer's son and hat -. he was grieved that the killing lad occurred. "Him po shoot white man's son. Hl-n to shoot. till had. to," said Thompson. 3e declared that the deputies rode up o the houae and opened fire the bill ets endangering those within. It was hen'," he said, the 'Indians tnld thrus--heir "guns through the window and Ired. It was not until the soldiers were ist on their track that the o'd chief eared that he would be kll'ed and that tis Band would be wiped out that he etreated from his home, burning his amp and fleeing to where he. has ince camped. it was reported that an Indian had fallen and was burned In he house. The officers believe how ever? that theIndlan was takn away. Oklahoma City. Okia.. March 30. There la an unconfirmed report that Jherlft Patty, one of the officers en raged in the Indian hunt at' H'ckory xround and a deputy were kll'.ed in a ight-with Crazy Snake's band. Pierce, the town nearest the place ehere the Indians have ben camped, s still deserted to-day. The re"-id-nts eft after dark last night and they tave not yet returned in erite of 2rasy .Snake's offer to surrender. .Soon after the white men "iviig there tad disappeared in the woods going in he direction of Checotah. twenty Ind an horsemen rode through the town. Che Indians were seen later on the pad outside . the .village. Late last ilht a house west of Pierce wa- burn ed. It' Is thought the flre was started jr the Indians. EIGHT KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN DYNAMITE EXPLOSION fere Thawing Explosive AH the la- fared Were Foreimers. liltieothe. March 30. Elrht men re killed and a number Injured as iesult of an explosion of 800 pounds rj dynamite near Pride, this county, ftday. The men were engaged In pawing out the dynamite. It was sSfoped and on stick and catching fire. dejWoded. All the men were engaged adfhe double -tracking of the Norfolk jFestern. The victims were horrib ytnangSed. Several person who vere working near the scene of the explosion were Injured. AU of the injured were removed to the Chilli co the hospital and nearly tvery doctor in the city was called. Host of the victims are foreigners. fKIS MAYS DAUGHTER STELLA WAS VERY ILL le Could not Endnre to be Withpit Her -, aid Swallowed Cya-ide, Niahtic. March 30. D. B Stone. 50 rears -old, a farmer, committed sulc'de resterday by. taking cyanide of potas sium at his ..home on the Sp ritualist :amprground here. Mr. Stone had been iespondent for the past few days over :he illness of his daughter. Stella who s in the New Haven hospital, and dur- ae day remained In his room. His fearing that he was 111 calle- Dr. Barrett who on his arrival went Wine's -room. The door was 'ock d "s when the doctor called Stone's n- he was answered by a shot from i-evolver, the bullet crashing through rKe tower part of the door. A depucy dMrifT was called and accompanied by Dr. Barrett they returned. Breaking into the room they found Stone lying dead on a bed a small jlass lying on a table near the bed and f-packane which had contiinel the wesson lying on a bureau. The revolver vag found on the bed near Stone's left land. -He'' leaves a widow and seven chil iren, and previous to his coming here lived in Cheshire. DEATH FROM A BROKEN BEAST ROBERT THOMPSON SUCCUMBS TO GRIEJF FOR BOY SUP POSED TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPPED. Lowefl, March 30. Grief stricken for the los"- of a baby boy who m;vy be the prey of kidnappers, Robert Thomp son. 70 years old. Is dead here to-day ad phyio;.i cay, annv - int. aroken heaTt. Thompson lived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. How arth. from where his son William, aged two years and. two months has been missing, for several days. The police believe that the boy was drowned' -la the Merrimac river, not far from his homo. The boy's play mate persistently painted to the river where JOimay went. r ASKS $10,000 OF MOTHER-IN-LAW FOR WIFE'S LOVE New Havener Brings Unique Suit Against Brass City Woman Wife Was at One Time in An Insane Asylum,But on Application of Mother Was Released Now Re fuses to Live With Hus band. New Haven, March 3k. Accused of stealing the affections of her daughter. Mrs. Calvin D. Plnney, a well-known woman who resides In Waterbury has been made defendant in a suit brought by her daughter's husband. Harry W. Stevens, of this city, through his at torney, Charles J. Martin, of West Haven. Mr. Stevens is 23 years o'd and employed In the engineering depart- ment at Yale Deputy Sheriff Peter J. McNerney, of this city, has been g ven a body tQ serv Qn Mra p;nney wno is in Waterbury with her daugh- ter. The complaint alleges that the plain tiff married the defendant's daughter three years ago and until October of last year lived happily together. In October, the defendant's wife, who was before her marriage to Harry Stevens. Miss Ruby Plnney. and sng in a church choir in Waterbury. had a chi'd born and later became mentally unbal anced. Klrst Selectman Main of West Ha ven where the eoup'e then resided, hai refused to grant a certificate of resi dence in that borough, but Judge Stud ley of the probate court thought that the conditions warranted the comm.t ment and ordered it. Not long after that Mrs. Plnney car ried away her daughter from th" asy lum, but the authorities compel'.ed her return for five weeks more. The plaintiff alleges that Mrs. Pln ney made false statements to his wife regarding his conduct and misrepre sented the conditions of the affair so that she would not return to him It is said that she has completely recov ered her sanity. NO ATTACK UPON THE EX-PRESIDENT "Nonsense to Sead out Sacs a Story," Says Mr. Roosevelt at tie Azores. Porta, Azores. March SO. Ex-President Roosevelt took occasion during the few hours that the steamer Ham burg stopped here en route to Na pes, to express his indignation over the reports cabled from here that an attempt had been made on his life on the Hamburg by an insane Italian named Guiseppe Tosti, a steerage pas senger. "It's nonsense to send out such a story,' Mr. Roosevelt said with characteristic energy. "The man may have made the remark credited to him, but 1 never saw him and didn't know anything about It until the poor fel low was put in irons." The Hamburg's captain also minim ized the Tosti affair and it was by his orders that none of the correspond ents were allowed to send back a wire- : less message concerning the Incident. Not until the Hamburg touched at this port and a telegraph office available was the news sent out. Mr. Roosevelt never appeared In I more robust health than when he came ashore here. The week's compara tiev inactivity aboard' the Hamburg has increased his weight slightly des-1 pite the fact .that he is undergoing a rgelme of two meals a day but he says I he will qulCKiy reacn nis "real ngnting weight,' when he reaches Africa. O Bwi the Signature of , The Kim You mm Always Bought 5i MISS SAFFORD FOUND BER LOYEB FALSE She Also Selected End by Dose of Burn ing Carbolic Acid. Middletown Conn.. March 0. Be cause she learned that the man she was to marry this week already had a wife and six children, Miss Mary C. Safford of Rockfall, in a fit of d3s pondency. ended her l'fe Saturday aft ernoon by taking carbolic acid. Miss Safford. who was 43 years old. kept house for her father, and they had as a boarder John Cramer, night watchman for the Rogers Manufactur ing company. He had lived in Rock fall for about seven years and had for some time been attentive to Miss Saf ford. About ten days ago her father learn ed that Cramer had a wife and six children, who are at present living in Philadelphia. As soon as the fact be came known. Cramer disappeared. Miss Safford became very despondent and Saturday evening about fi o'c'ock her father found her lying dead on her bed. with a bottle beside her that had contained carbo'ic acid. Cramer !s about 53 years old. It is not known where he has gone. POWERS PRESENT NOTE TO SERV1A Belgrade, March 30. The note of the Powers to Servla. the present t'on hi which was delayed owing to the Rus sian minister not having received in structions, was formally dl vered to the Foreign Office to-day. The Bri'isli, French. German, Ctussian and Italian ministers Joined in the presentation. The Foreign Office reasserts its will ingness to abide by the terms of the note. The former Crown Prince George and Prince Alexander, his younger brother, exchanged titles this morning as a re sult of an edict issued by King Peter. The exchange was made in order that the name of the younger brother might come before that of George as heir ta the throne. ELLERY KENT ON TRIAL FOR MURDER Rutland. Vt., March 30. Ellery Kent, 30, was placed on trial in the county court here today before Judge JS. i. Waterman ox urauifooro on me charge of murdering Miss Delia B. Cona-don, a deaf mute, at the farm house where she lived alone in the mountain town of East Wallingford July 24. 1908. The purpose of the mur der was criminal assault. Kent, who was at the time an escaped inmate of the Waterbury Insane Asylum, led the officers a long chase. Suspicion pointed to him because his 1 initials were found freshly cut in the , barn door at Congdons, his habit of carving his initials having been dis- I roverd at the asylum. Scores of farmers armed themselves and assist- ed the posses of officers aided by i bloodhounds in hunting down Kent j but he was not captured until he stole , a bicye'e at Pittsfleld Mass.. October It, being recognised by a deep scar on his forehead received when he Jumped from a moving train in trying i to escape from an (Jfficer for a former I offense. ; JANE CABLE GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON, Author o( "Beverly of Cm Urk." Etc ' Copyright, ISO, by Dodo. Mead 4b Company. 4 (Continued. 1K CHAPTER XX. RAYDON aat with his chin in his hands, dull stricken, crushed. . He bad heard the story of his father's baseness I from Frances Cable, and he had been j told the true story of Jane. From ! Rigby be learned of the Tile transac I tlons in which his father bad dealt ; At first be could scarcely believe his own ears, but in tbe end be saw that bat half tbe truth could be teld. It was past midnight wben be left David Cable's not to go to bis own borne, but to that of Ellas Droom. Ho knew now that the newspaper would devote columns to the "sensation la high life;" he knew that Jane would suffer agonies untold, but be would not blame bis father for that: he knew that arrest and disgrace hung over the tall gray man who had shown his true andaamarlng side at last: he knew that shame and humiliation were to be his own share in tbe division. Down somewhere In bis aching heart be nourished the hope that ElUs Droom could ease tbe pain of these wretched disclosures. As he traversed tbe dark streets cross town be was vaguely wonder ing whether Jane's eyes would ever lose tbe pained, boneless expression he bad last seen In them. He wondered whether sbe would retract her avowal that she could not be his wife with the hams upon her; he rejoiced in her tearless, lifeless promise to hold blm In no fault for what had happened. Distressed and miserable, he spent the remainder of tbe night in Ellas ! Droom's saualid rooms, sitting before ! the little store which bis boat replen- : ished from time to time during the weary hours. Droom answered bis questions with a direct tenderness that surprised even himself. He kept much to himself. however, and advised the young man to reserve judgment until after be bad beard bis rattler's side of the story. "I've been loyal to James Bansemer, Graydon. and I'll still be loyal to blm. He's not dons right by other people, but be has tried to do right by you." "If be wanted to do right by ma, why did be not tell me of Jane's mis fortune?" exclaimed the young mas bitterly. "Because he really wanted yon to marry her. Anybody can see sbe is without a flaw. That's tbe truth. Gray don. Tour father was wrong; in his desire to make capital of It in connec tion with Mrs. Cable. I told blm so. I don't believe be knew just what he was doing; be was so used to success, you see. Can't you go to sleep, boy? Tou need to." "God. nor' "I'd advise yon to go home and talk K over with your father." "Tomorrow will be time enough after tbe newspapers are out. 1 can't bear to think of tbe disgrace. Her bert has been Interviewed, they say. He's told everything." "Talk to your father tonight, my boy. There may be may be warrants tomorrow." Tbe young man dropped bis bead on bis arm and burst into tears. Old Droom puffed vigorously at bis pipe, bis eyes shifting and uncomfortable. Twice be attempted to speak and could not. In both instances be arose snd poked the flre. At last tbe young man's choking sobs grew less violent. Droom cleared his throat with raucous emphasis, took his snaky gaze from a print on tho wall representing "Dawn" and spoke: "Tou wouldn't think it to look at me now, or any other time for that mat ter, but I loved a woman once a long time ago. She never knew It I didn't expect her to love me. How could I? Don't cry, Graydon. Tou're not like I was. Tbe girl you love loves you. Cheer up. If I were you I'd go ahead and make her my wife. She's good enough. I'll swear!" "Sbe says sbe can't marry me. Good heavens. Ellas' Tou don't know what a blow it was to her. It almost killed her. And my own father! Oh, it was terrible!" Ellas Doom did not tell him nor bad he ever told any one but himself that the woman he loved was the boy's mother. He loved her before and after she married James Bansemer. He never bad faltered in his love and reverence for her. Graydon waited In bis rooms until tbe old man returned with the morning papers. As Droom placed them on the table beside him be grinned cheer fully. "Big headlines, eh? But these are not a circumstance to what they will be. These articles deal only with the great mystery concerning the birth of one of the 'most beautiful and popular young women In Chicago.' Wait wait until the Bansemer smash comes to re enforce the story! Fine reading, eh?" "Don't, Ellas, for heaven's sake, don't!" cried the young man. "Have you no soft spot In your heart? 1 be lieve you enjoy all this. Look! Look what it says about her! The whole shameful story of night! There was wben it happened." tbat scene last a reporter there Together they read the papers. Their comments varied. The young man writhed and groaned under the revela- THE FARMER: APRIL 2, 1909. tlons that were going to the public. Tbe old clerk chuckled and philoso phised. Every one of these papers prophe sied other and more sensational de velopments before tbe day was over It promised to be war to the knife be tween David Cable, president of the Pacific, Lakes and Atlantic, and tbe man Bansemer. In each interview with Cable be was quoted as saying emphatically that the adoption of Jane had been made with his knowledge and consent. Tbe supposed daughtet was the only one to whom the star tling revelations were a surprise. There also was mention of the fact that the young woman had immediately broken her engagement with James Banse raer's son. There were pictures of tbe leading characters In tbe drama. "I can't stay In Chicago after all this." exclaimed Graydon. springing U his feet, bis hands clinched In despair. "To be pointed out and talked about) To be pitied and scorned! To see tbe degradation of my own father! I'll gc anywhere, just so it is away from Chi cago." Droom forgot his desire to scoff. His sardonic smile dwindled Into a ludi crously pathetic look of dismay. H6 begged tbe young man to think twice before be did anything "foolish." "In any event." be implored, "let me get you some breakfast, or at least a cup of coffee." In the end he helped Graydon Into his coat and gilded off down Wells street with him. It was 7 o'clock, and every corner newsstand glowered back at them with black frowns as they looked at the piles of papers. Two rough looking men walking ahead of them were discussing the sensation. A saloon keeper shouted to them. "It don't always happen over on de west side, does It?" Graydon went to the office of Clegg. Oroll ft Davidson early and arranged his affairs, so that tbey could be taken - ... ,j .... up at once by another, and then, avoid-1 Graydon shook bands with the 'old Ing his follow workers as much as pos- ! man. Droom followed him into tbe sible. preeented himself to Mr. Clegg j ball. at 10 o'clock. Without hesitation be j "If you ever need a friend. Gray announced bis Intention to give up his don." be said in a low voice, "cail on place In the office. All argument put forth by his old friend and employer went for naught Tbe cause of bit ac tion was not discussed, but It waa un derstood. "If you ever want to come back to us. Graydon. wa will welcome you with open arms. It isn't aa bad aa you think." "Tou don't understand, Mr. Clegg," was all that Graydon could say. Then be hurried off to face his fa tber. James Bansemer, haggard from loss of sleep and from fury over tbe aliena tion of his son, together with the fear of what tbe day might bring, waa pac ing tbe floor of his private office. Droom bad eased bis mind but little In regard to bis son. When he beard Graydon's voice In tbe oh ter room his face brightened, and be took several quick steps toward the door. He checked himself suddenly with tbe re membrance that his son had turned against him tbe night before, and bis face hardened. Graydon found him standing stern and unfriendly before the steam radi ator in the darkest corner of tbe room, bis bands behind his back. Tbe young man plumped down heavily In his fa ther's desk chair. "Why didn't yon come home last night?" demanded tbe other. "I hated tbe thought of It" be an swered dejectedly. "You've listened to their side of the story. Tou're a splendid son, you are!" sneered the fatber. "There Is nothing base and unprin cipled In their side of the story. They have tried to shield ber. Tbey bave never harmed ber. But you I Why. father, you've blighted her life for ever. Tbey were going to tell ber In a day or so, and tbey could bave made It easy for ber. Not tike this! Why. In heaven's name, did you strike ber like that? She's she's the talk of the town. She's ostracised, tbafs wbat she is, anti she's tbe best girl that ever lived!" "Ob. you think they would have told her. eh? No! Tbey would have let bei marry" . "Well, and wbat was your position? Why were you so considerate up to last night? If you knew, why did you let me go on so blindly? The truth is. father. If you must have It you have acted like a scoundrel." James Bansemer glared at bis son. with murder in bis eyes. "1 wouldn't bave believed the other things they say of you If I hadn't this to break down my faith. I beard this with my own ears. It was too con temptible to forget In a lifetime. I did not come here to discuss It with you Tbe thing Is done. I came here to tell you that I am going to leave Chicago Tou won't go. so 1 will." Bansemer still glared at him, but there was amazement mingling with rage in his eyes. "I can't look a soul in the face I am ashamed to meet tbe Cables Good Lord. I'm afraid even to think of Jane." "I suppose you you would marry ber, like a fopl. even now," muttered the father. "Marry her? Of course I would. I love her more than ever. I'd give my life for her: I'd give my soul to ease tbe pain you bave thrust upon ber But It's over between us. Don't let out affairs worry you. She has ended It I don't blame ber. How could she marry your son? I have hoped that I might not be your son. after all." Bansemer leaned heavily against the radiator, gasping for breath. Then he staggered to tbe couch and dropped upon it, moaning. "Graydon. Graydon! Don't say that! Don't! I'll make everything right. I'll try to undo it all! My boy, you are the only thing on earth I love. I've been heartless to all the rest of the world, but I love you. Don't turn against me." The son stood looking at him in dull wonder. His heart was touched. He had not thought that this stern man could weep; he began to see the misery that was breaking him. "Dad. don't as seat." he said, start ing toward him. "I'm sorry. I'm sor ry for you." Bansemer leapec to his feet big mood changing like a flash. "I don't want your pity. I want your love and loyalty. I didn't mean to be weak. Will you leave Chicago with me? I must go. We'll go at once anywhere, only together. We can escape if we start now. Come!" . "I won't go that way!" exclaimed Graydon. "Not like a criminal !" - "No? Tou won't?" There was nc answer. "Then there's nothing more to say. Go! Leave me alone. I had prayed that you might not nave been like this. Go! I bave important busi ness to attend to at once." He cast bis gaze toward tbe drawer ta which tbe pistol lay., "I don't expect to se you again. Take this message to tbe Cables. Say thst I am the only liv ing soul who knows tbe names of that girl's father and mother. God alone can drag them from me!" Graydon was silent, stunned, bewil dered. His father was trembling be fore blm, and be opened his Hps to ut- ter the question that meant so much If the answer csrae. "Don't ask me!" cried Bansemer. "Tou would be the last I'd tell." "I don't believe you know!" cried Graydon. "Ah. you think IH tell you?" trl umpbsntly. "I don't want to know." He sat down, his moody gaze upon bis father Neither spoke for many minutes. Nei-1 weeks before sailing, cue of tbe lleu tber had tbe courage. James Bansemer tenants was a Chicago boy and an ac finally started up with a quick look quaintance of Graydon Bansemer. It at the door. Droom was speaking to some one In tbe outer office. "Go now," be said harshly. I want to be alone." "Father, are you are you afraid of these charges?" His father laughed nounced that abe had but one desire shortly and extended bis band to tbe on earth, and that was to go to Ma young man. nils with her aunt She did not pre- "Don't worry about me. Tbey can't cent her plea with tbe usual claim down James Bansemer. Tou may leave , that sbe wanted to be of service to her Chicago. I'll stay! Goodby, Graydon!" j country. She was not asking to go "Good by. dad!" j out as a heroine of tbe ordinary type. Tbey shook bands without flinching. I Instead ebe simply announced that sbe and the young man left tbe room. On wanted to go as a temporary member tbe threshold tbe fatber called after of Colonel Harbin's family, to endure blm: "Where do you expect to go?" "I don't know." Droom was talking to a youtb who held a notebook In his band and who . 1 .K. 1 J appeared frightened and embarrassed. i me. If I'm not in Jail. I'll help you.' Half an hour later Graydon rang the Cables' doorbell. "Miss Jane la not seeing any one to day, sir," said tbe servant "Say that I must see ber." protested the young man. "I'm going away to- night. "So la sbe. air. "Where?" 'I don't know, air. California, more than likely. Mrs. Cable and she will be gone for some time." "Did she tell you not to admit me?" he asked, white faced and calm. "Tea. sir. Nobody, sir." He turned down the steps and walk ed away. That afternoon be enlisted and tbe following morning was going west ward with a party of recruits, bound eventually for service with tbe reg ulars In the Philippines. CHAPTER XXI. AVID CABLE lost nc time ta hurrying away from Chicago with bis wife and Jane. Tbey were whisked westward ta bis private car on the second day aft er the Bansemer exposure. Broken spir ited. Jane acquiesced In all their plana. She seemed as one in a stupor, com prehending yet unresponsive to tbe pain that enveloped ber. "I can't see any one that I know here." sbe said listlessly. "Oh. the thought of wbat they are saying!" Tbey did not tell ber that Graydon bad enlisted as a private soldier in tbe United States army. Jane only knew that sbe loved him and that tbe bar sinister existed. Cable's devotion to ber was beauti ful. He could not bave been more ten der bad ahe been his own daughter Instead of his wife's imposition. Jane was ill In Pasadena for many weeks. Her depressed condition made her recovery doubtful. It was plain to two persons, at least, that sbe did not care whether sbe lived or died. The physicians were puzzled, but no expla nation was offered by tbe Cables. It was not until certain Chicago sojourn ers generously spread tbe news that the cause of ber breakdown became apparent to the good doctors. Before many days the girl who sat wan and distrait upon tbe flower shaded piazza was an object of curiosity to fashion able Pasadena. As soon as she was strong enough to endure tbe trip tbe bunted trio forsook Pasadena and fled northward. San Francisco afforded relief In pri vacy. Jane's spirits began to revive. There had not been nor was there ever to be any mention of that terri ble night and its revelations. What she may have felt and suffered in se cret could only be conjectured by tbose who loved her. Bansemer's name was never uttered. His fate remained un known to her. The faraway, unhappy look In her eyes proved to them that Graydon was never out of her thoughts. David Cable was In Chicago wben Mrs. Cable received word from her sister, once Kate Coleman, that sbe soon would reach San Francisco with her husband, bound for the Philip pines. Kate was tbe wife of a West Pointer who had achieved the rank of colonel in tbe volunteers by virtue ot political necessity. His regiment had been ordered to the islands, and she waa accompanying him with tbeli daughter, a girt of sixteen. Colonel Harbin bad seen pieassnt service at the eastern posts, where bis wife bad attained a certain kind of social distinction in the army fast set Sbe was not especially enamored of the prospect ahead of her In the Phil ippines. But the new colonel was a strict disciplinarian on and off the field. He expected to be a brigadier general if fortune and favoritism sup SSSSSSBSSSSBS m ported blm long enough. Mrs. Harbin could never be anything more than a private in the ranks, so far as bis es timation of distinction was concerned. His daughter. Ethel, had. by means of no uncertain favoritism, advanced a few points ahead of ber mother and might have ranked aa sergeant In the family corps. Mrs. Harbin played cards, drank highballs, flirted with tbe younger offi cers, got talked about with pleasing emphasis and was as happy as any subordinate could be. They bad not even thought of such a thing as di vorce, and the whole army wondered and expressed disgust The army's appetite or scandal Is surpassed only by its bravery 1e war. It Is even hinted that tbe latter is welcomed as a loophole for tbe former. War brings peace. Tbe arrival of tbe Barbins and a staff of gay young cadets fresh from the banks of tbe Hndson put new life Into the recluses. The regiment was j to remain at tbe Presidio for severa was from him that Jane learned that her sweetheart was a soldier In the service, doubtless now in Luzon. A week before tbe sailing of Colonel Harbin's transport Jane suddenly an their hardships and to enjoy their en thusiasms. Mrs. Cable recognized the true 'motive, however. ! Her pleadings were In vain. The Harbins bad lucklessly urged Jane toi i tftln thorn TloTram fla. Ko.V mn ! Join them. Telegrams flew back and forth across the continent and David Cable came on to present his feeble objections. 4 Wben the great transport sailed away, Jane Cable was one of ber pas sengers, the ward of the regiment "It's just for a little while, dad." sbe aald wistfully at the dock; "a few months. I'll think of you every minute rm away." Tbe blood of tbe man in tbe service was calling to her. The ocean was be tween them. Tbe longing to be near him. to tread the same soil, bad con quered In the eternal battle of love. After all. no matter bow the end was attained, sbe was a creature of life. brought Into the world to love and to be loved. Sbe put tbe past behind ber and began to build a new future a future In which the adoration of Gray don Bansemer was tbe foundation. The hope that makes all human aver ages was at the work of reconstruc tion; youtb was the builder. The montba of destruction had not left a hopeless ruin aa tbe heritage of dead Impulses. Tbe world grew brighter as the ship forged westward. Each day sent warmer blood Into her veins and a deeper light into her eyea The new life was not Inspired by tbe longing to be his wife, but to see blm again and to comfort blm. She would be no man's wife. ' At last one not soft morning In early July tbe great transport slipped past Corregidor and turned Its nose across Manila bay, past Cavite, to ward the anchorage which ended tbe long voyage. Tbe city of Manila lay stretched out before them Manila, the new American capital. The troops were marched off to quar ters, and the Harbins. with Jane Ca ble, repaired at once to the Orients, where tbey were to live prior to tak ing a bouse In Ermita or San Miguel. The campaign was not being pushed vigorously at this time. It was tbe rainy season. Desultory lighting was j gog on between the troops and tbe insurgents. There were numerous scouting and exploring expeditions into tbe enemy's country. A week elapsed before Jane could find tbe opportunity to make inquiries concerning the whereabouts of Gray don Bansemer. Her thoughts bad been of nothing else; ber eagerness bad been tempered by the diffidence of the overzealouE. She and pretty Ethel Harbin bad made life endurable for tbe gay young officers who came over on tbe ship. Tbe pretty wives of cer tain captains and lieutenants bad small scope for their blandishments at close range. Flirtations were bard to manage in space so small. The two girls were therefore in a state of siege most of the time. Tbe abject follow ing fell away perceptibly wben the broader field of action on shore gave their married sisters a chance to ma neuver with some degree of security. A faithful few remained In train, bow ever. Ethel Harbin, like tbe ingenue in the play, had each finger clumsily but tightly wrapped with a breathing uniform of blue. It must be admitted in shame, however, that she changed tbe bandages often and without con science or ceremony. Jane's admirers were in love with her. Sbe was not the sort to inspire When the great transport tailed away. Jane Cable was one of her passenger. idle fancies. In any event it looked a long time to these chaps before they could get back to tbe States, and shs was worth while. , Perhaps her most devoted admirer waa Lieutenant Bray. Good looking and coming from an excellent i family, he waa a great favorite with all. Jane liked blm better than any of tbe rest. Sbe woald have liked hint still better had be been able to resist a tendency to boast of tbe stock front which be bad sprung. The knowledge ef ber disadvantages ta life, tbe con trast between their respective posi tions, all tended to emphasise the item of fate, and she oUeu tuuU herself wondering bow this sprig of true aris tocracy would conduct himself if be discovered that, after all, she waa only a foundling. It waa Lieutenant Bray who madr Inquiries at general headquarters an found, after considerable trouble, uumt Graydon Bansemer's company was In the north, subject to tbe requirements of Young, chief of scouts. Irksome were tbe lazy summer months- for Jane. She tired of tbe at tentions of men; abe sickened with longing and anxiety. Day after day she prayed that tbe troops ta the north might be relieved. She watched for tbe order that would call for their return from the wet lands above. Sick ness was prevalent among tbe fighting corps; the wet season had undermined the health of many. Constant news came down to Manila of tbe minor en gagements, and she looked at every report for news of Graydon. Colonel Harbin occasionally- bad private ad vices from the north. Sbe beard of Graydon s bravery more than once and glowed with pride: Down ta ber tired. anxious heart she Was wondering If it were possible for her to go to tbe front ta any capacity. . At last with October came the wan tag of tbe rainy season. November brought active fighting A movement of the troops waa directed against Aguinaldo. In bis prime as a leader be controlled the north, and his rm MS -mwrm . A.k V A. . ' A v " , " " . " , " " r" " .-Iuui on Hie FlSjai.- McAittmr on tbe center, with wbea- ton pushing forward on the extreme left. Tbe Insurgents fell 'lariac. There were many big fights San Jacinto and other places now mous in history. The Red Cross society held forth at Malolos, reaching gradually Into the country north. Sick ana wounded men came Into the hospitals daily and In larger numbers tuan one would bave supposed. Tbe villages, or barrios, all along tbe line of advance saw their convents turned Into hospitals. As fact as possible tbe nurses were hurried ttp to them. Men and women ta this noble service did heroic, faithful work both for tbe white and tbe brown men who went down. From the field hospitals the .men were taken to the', convents and treated until tbey were able to be moved to Manila. - Further north fled Aguinaldo and the Filipinos. Wheaton was ordered to cut off his retreat; Young waa killed; Cunningham took charge of the scouts who scoured the country. Parties of ten to fifteen picked men fell out ta advance of the main body, seeking to develop the enemy and his defenses. These brave fellows attracted tbe hid. den fire of ambush, exposed tbenv selves to all tbe treacheries of war fare and afterward were mustered out with a kind word from the , Tbey were the men who tested rttory. It was with one of scouting parties that . Graydon Ban semer ventured far into the enemy's country early in November. ITe be ContitmscU WOMAN WOUNDED GETTING DECOY IN BLACKMAIL PLOT Mrs. Striifer AcaJsetTaf Wrifef Utter Demanding J3Wt. Ttok Dummy Package and is Skat Try ing to Escape, President ef Wasfaiigtea, iadiasa, Baak tie V'ctin Blackmailers Were After Threats te Biow Hp lis Bone aaa lis Bank With Nitregijceriat. Washington, Ind., Mjrch 80. Mrs. Valla Stringer, a - highly respected school teacher, lies dangerously wound ed in the county jail accused of aa alleged sensational attempt at black mailing Nathan 5. Read, president of the Washington National Bank. White removing a decoy package placed by Read where the '.etter ordered it to be left. Mrs. Stringer. It te alleged, we surprised by officers. Tbe woman started to run and waa shot down. Mrs. Stringer is accused by the police of writing the following letter, which she signed-: "Nathe-n Read: Dear Sir I am in need of money and yoo win put JS0 00O at the east gate of the High school building on the north side of the post at 8 o'clock. After you leave the money go down Walnut street and go quick. I . have recently bougtut on gallon of nKro-glycerine and unless this is done I will blow up your home, that of your son Lewis and the Na tional Bank, and if you fail to do this or if any of the cope are around to watch it will be a sorry day for yoa. (Signed) One Who Means Business. " Mrs. Stringer denies that she wrote the letter. Her explanation is that a man whose Identity she rofuoes to re veal met her in the afternoon and of fered her if ahe would get a pack age that was left at the place desig nated. She consented. At midnight the police arrested Jo seph Sparks, son Of John T. Sparta, who committed suicide In Terre Hants last week. Siparks is alleged to be the enamoured of the Stringer woman. GRANTED DIVORCE AND ALIMONY Wlnsted, March 30. Judge Curtis In the Superior court to-day granted a divorce, and $12,000 alimony to Grace Brian Lewis from her husband, Charien W. Lewis, a wealthy Torrington manu facturer. Mra. Lewis in her petition, charged her husband with cruelty' and stated that he had frequently threat ;n. ed to kill hsr while in an intoxicri?-. state. Her testimony . was corroborated by a hospital nurse. 1100 DK. E. DlToN'8 ANTI DIURETIC may be worth to yon more .ii $iuo -f you have a ehltd who sella bedding from Incontinent - ot ltr uunui kvvv. xvm w '.- -. - it oss t i. r. curu. .r (deport. Cona.