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The RichmondiPalladium, Friday, July 13, T906V -
v- - Page Three. 0 THE NEW PHILLIPS VAUDEVILLE THEATER ' O. Q .M'JRRAY MANAGER. WEEK OF JULY 9TH. DAILY at 3 and 8:15 P. IVi. A MISS GRAYCE MILLER, ( Overture. B EDW. CANNON. Eccentric Comedian. 5 MYLIE AND ORTH. Comedy Sketch. D MISS LEONA THOMPSO Illustrated Songs: "J.fy Ileirt's To- aight In Texas;" "Will tho Algeia Let Me Play?" E THE LAMONTS. A Banjo and Singing elty Act. F LADELLE, King of Magic. G SEEKER WILKES & CO. Presenting a Blackface comedy Sketch. T THE PHILOSCOPE. Litest Motion Pictures. GENNETT THEATRE VAUDEVILLE. IRA SWISHER. Manager. WEEK OF JULY 9TH Dally 3, 8 and 9:20 p PROF. GU3 TREDERI . In. cjks Overture. ETHEL WHITESIDE A HER PICKANINNIES. An act that Is absolutely novelty. An act that makes the lence for- jet the dignity they thfnk ey posess. VIRGINIA HA N. The worlds greatest p ulnal bari- tone. Rival of the Helena Mora. DIXON & Fl America's representatt German comedians. s ERNEST RENK. Illustrated songs. CHAS. HECLOW. Eccentric comedian. FOUR DANCING HARRISES. Refined novelty singing and dancing THE GENOSCOPE. The latest motion pictures. HID -SUMMER EXCURSION ROUND TRIP TO MUNCIE" fh1 i MARION i jonesroro w jx PERU $1.25 - Via . C. C. & L. R. R. SUNDAY, JULY 15 Baseball, Mariori vs Ander son at Marion. Select team at Muncie. i Train leaves I Richmond 10:45 a. m. For f particulars ask C. A. BLAIR, P. & T. A. Home Tel. 44. ! I k f m m aul ta . m VD nenffn I lite e1s. ir it n II fi 11 ii ,ii in 1 1 AIM El VI U II li Palladium Wanteds Pay. Your AT THE THEATERS Vaudeville at the Gennett. His belief that the bill he had se cured for this, week would prove a pop ular one that would bring good busi ness, has been fully demonstrated to Manager Swisher, as the patronage thus far has been surprisingly large, the extremely hot weather seeming to cut no figure with those who are seeking for entertainment. , With Miss Ethel Whiteside, the Four Danc ing Harrises and its various other fea tures, the program is one that proves highly satisfactory to ' all who care for vaudeville and the number who do Ms constantly on the increase. An nouncement win be maue in tne fana dlum soon of next week's bfll, wheh will contain several attractive fea tures. Vaudeville at the New Phillips. As time goes by, Manager Murray's faith in the vaudeville business is more and more strengthened for, de spite the many weeks this style of en tertainment has been running at the New Phillips and that it is now the middle of summer, there is no appar ent decline in the patronage, and night after night the house is throng ed. Tha decision to keep the house open through the entire summer ap pears to have been a wise one and that it will prove a profitable move. This week's bill is well balanced and offers an attractive variety of turns. A strong bill has been secured for next week that wfl be duly announc ed. Wash for the ifods of all kinds reduced Sale at Knollen- summer k berg's. G.:aw in rcw York. New York. July 12. Secretary Shaw was at the sub-treasury and consulted prominent bank officials re garding the forthcoming $30,000,000 Panama bond issue. In all probability the greater part of these bonds will be taken by New York financial insti tutions for purposes of increasing cir culation. It is understood money re ceived from the sale of bonds will re main indefinitely in the government depositories. The secretary also con ferred with President Brush of the American Smelting and Refining com pany, which was taken to be signifi cant in connection with the suggestion recently advanced that the govern ment Is In the market for bar silver. Battleship Contracts. Washington, July 12. Secretary Bonaparte awarded the contracts of the two 16,000 ton battleships South Carolina and Michigan, one to the Cramps of Philadelphia, and the other to the New York Ship and Engine company of Camden. N. J. Chouknin Died. Sebastopol, July 12. Vice Admiral Chouknin, , commander of the. Black sea fleet, who was shot by a terrorist, supposed to be a sailor of the battle ship Otchakoff, died Thursday without having recovered consciousness. Indiana Village Burned. Boonvillo. Ind., July 12. Fire sup posed to be "of incendiary origin de stroyed the best part of the town of Lynnville, 1.000 population, causing a lc3 of $200,000, 22 buddings being burned. If you want tovsersorae Silk Bar gains come to our mmer Sale. KNOLLKX BERG'S STORE. Spark and Keg of Powder. Booneville, Ind., July 12. By a spark from a forge falling oa a keg of powder at a coal mine, Cyrus Moodv and Daniel Reed received burns from which theyXlied. Both men were horribly burn The Silk CounteX oflrers some great Bargains. KnollenbeVs's Summer Sole S fc If You Want Opportunity KIlhiinnioinidn DmidlDainia 0r; Copyright. 1903, by FrtdtricK. StoK- Co, J "I ttinnof TTlame' you; I cannot blanu yoti," said the earl dejectedly, drawinj a deep sigh. Then, turning to the oth ers, he continued: "Gentlemen, there's no more to be said. We must convem again. Would tomorrow or the daj after be convenient for you?" , It was agreed that the meeting should take place two days from that time. "You are not angry with me, Tra quair?" asked Armstrong. "Not in the least, Will. I appreciat your point of view, and were I In youi place I should have reached exactly tht same conclusion." "Then I must beg a bed from you tonight. I have no wish to stay in thl3 place, and if you are bent for home, as I surmise, I'll just trot mj nag alongside o' yours." "I vas this moment going to ask yoti for-'I confess I'll ride the safer that your stout arm is near." The company left the inn together, jfnd In the middle of the road, before the house, they found Angus, with a torch, standing guard over a shapeless bundle huddled at his feet. The bundle was making faint pleadings to the man at arms, to 'which that war rior was listening with stolid indiffer ence. The murmurs ceased as the group of men drew near. Traquair ex tended a cordial invitation to all or any to spend the night at the castle, which was the nearest house, but the" others did not accept. Each man got upon his horse, and some went one direction and sopie another. "Fling your lighted torch Into the loft," said Traquair to Angus. "That will prevent this wolf worrying about his property. When you've done that, throw him across your horse and fol low us. lias there been sign of any one else about?" 0 "No, ma lord," replied Angus, prompt ly, obeying the injunction about the torch. He then tossed the howling hu man mass In front of his saddle, sprang into his seat and went down the road after the two who preceded him, the flames from the burning bothy already throwing long shadows ahead. The Earl of Traquair, chagrined at the temporary defeat of his plans, rn wardly cursing the stupidity of those with whom he was compelled to act, rode moody and silent, and this re serve the young man at his side made no attempt to interrupt until they had reached a slight eminence, where the nobleman reined in his horse and look ed back down the valley at the blazing steading, which now filled the hollow with its radiance. "We will wait here till Angus over takes us," he said. "This bonfire may collect some of the moths, and it's bet ter traveling three than two." "We've not far to go," said Arm strong, "and that's a blessing, for I'm on a long jaunt in the morning and would be glad of my bed as soon as may be." "Where are you off to?" asked the earl indifferently, gazing anxiously down the road for a sight of his fol lower, who was not yet visible. Armstrong replied with equal non chalance, "Oh, I'm just away for Ox ford to carry a message from Lord Traquair to the king of England." "Whatl" cried his lordship, nearly starting from his saddle in amaze ment. "Surely my tflk before these cuddies did not mislead you. I'll take your message through ajid brinj; jjju back "Border (To be continued until AAuixst 1st) to Secure the Best to Secu the By ... 'RO'BB'RT Author of "Jennie Hojcter. Journalist." Etc. an answer, If The thing's possible, but I cannot have those fools pottering and whispering In the matter. They must know nothing of my going. You will meet them two days hence, accept whomsoever they propose and let him blunder along to a rebel gallows. It will be one blockhead out of the way, and then wise folk can do their bit travels unmolested." "But how can I send papers with him when they'll be in your pouch?" "Indeed, and that they will not be. This night's work compels one to a change of programme. I shall carry no papers with me. If you-let me read them I'll remember every word though they be as long as the Psalms. I'll repeat them to the kag with as few slips as any man in the realm. If you have a password or sign, or If you can telKnie some incident that only you and the king know of, which will assure him that I am from you, every thingelse will be plain plodding. Itwould be folly for me now that Cromwell's spy is on the gallop to carry a line of writing that bears relation to politics. I'll be arrested before I'm a mile be yond the border, so my chance of get ting through will depend on the search they make. If they find nothing it is likely they'll let me go, and I must manage to get back as best I can. There's no sense in being hanged for a spy the first day I set out." "Armstrong, you're a hero," said Tra quair. "You shall read the papers to night and look over them again In the morning. The important matter is to get the king's commission back to us. Ah, here is Angus with his sack, so we'll say no more until we reach the castle." CHAPTER XI. THE night after he leftTraquair's castle Armstrong slept on Scot tish soil, busy with his task of memory. Then he burnt tbe notes in the fire that cooked his supper. It was searcelj- daylight when he faced the clear and rippling Esk, and after crossing the stream to "fell English ground" he halted his horse on the southern shore and cast a long look at the hills of his native country as one who might be taking farewell of them. Then with a sigh he turned to his task and sent no further glance" behind. Arriving at a forking of the road, both branches, tending south, he paused and pondered. Which should he take? He knew them equally well. The main road led to Carlisle and in time of peace would have been preferable. The other, less direct, would probably car ry him farther in these uncertain times. The country showed no sign of the devastation of civil war unless It was the absence of a population and a deserted condition of the thorough fares. That he could avoid contact with the parliamentary forces was im possible whichever road be took, and the qtiestion now demanding solution was not so much his direction as whether it were well to bring on his inevitable encounter with the Crom wellites sooner or later. The Carlisle route promised the speedier run into the arms of the ene my, but by he other route he would have more chance of bargaining about cattle and thereby giving color of truth to his statement that he was an innocent Scots drover, anxious to turn an honest penny. When questioned by an officer he could then say be had en deavored to deal with So-and-so, and later investigation would Drove the V Bargainsin v re Them Awaits You. fact, r.ut to an observer ne bore the attitude of a stranger who had lost his way. This was evidently the con clusion arrived at by an object hid den in the hedge which had proved his night's lodging. The object sprang out across the ditch with a suddenness that made the horse start and snort in alarm, to be soothed by the gentle pat of its rider's hand, for the imperturb able Armstrong seemed surprised at nothing that took place. The object had the wild, unkempt appearance of one who habitually slept out of doors. His long and matted hair, emaciated face and ragged beard, no less than his tattered clothing, or covering rath er, made up of odds and ends of vari ous costumes, formed a combination by no means attractive. He held in his hand, grasped by the middle, a long 6tick, somewhat taller than himself. "My gay gentleman," he cried cheer fully, "will you pay the price of a fool's advice?" "You haven't given me any." "The advice all depends on what you pay for it. Let me see the coin, then I'll shjv you my wares. We differ in thjs, that I'll take whatever you give me, but you can take my advice or not, as you please." The horseman threw him a coin, which the object clutched in midair with great expertness and examined eagerly. "Thank you, gay gentleman. The ad vice is to turn your fine horse end for end and get back among the fools of rour own kidney. We are always safer among our own kind." "Are there any cattle for sale here about? I see none In the fields." "I sometimes sell cattle myself," said the object, with a cunning look. "It does not seem a very prosperous business, then. Where do you get your stock?" "Oh, I pick it up on the roads. You'll find no cattle on the way to Carlisle. The country is swept bare in that di rection. But I can lead you to a fine herd if you make it worth my while." "In which direction?" "Down this way. Come along. Are you after any particular breed?" "No. Anything there's money in." "Y'ou're Just like me," said the va grant, with! a laugh, as he strode off down the unfrequented road. The ob ject walked with incredible speed, laughing to himself now and then, and Armstrong was forced to trot his horse to keep up with him. On arriving at a slight eminence the guide waved his long arm toward a steading in the val leys, which looked like a deserted group of farm buildings, and said: "There's a fine lot of cattle down yonder." "I can see no signs of them." "No, no! They're well stabled. Noth ing lasts In the fields nowadays. They're not such fools as that. This herdsman knows when to keep his beasts in shelter." And with this the vagabond raised a shrill shout that echoed from the opposite hills. "What are you crying like that for?" asked Armstrong, without showing any alarm. "Oh, just to let the farmer know we're coming. Always give friendly warning in these parts, and then you may not get something in your inside that's hard to digest. That's a fooPb advice and costs you nothing." "Your cry meets with no response," said Armstrong, laughing at the shal low cunning of his treacherous guide, for his keen eyes noted crouching figures making way along the other side of a hedge, and he knew that if he went down the lane, at whose junction with the road the beggar stood with re pressed eagerness, he would find him self surrounded. Nevertheless he fol lowed without betraying any knowl edge of the trap he was entering. As they neared the farmhouse a voice cried sharply "Halt!" and an armed man sprang up from behind the hedge, cutting off retreat, if such had been attempted. While the others made through the hedge to the lane, tTte tattered man as nimbly put the hedge between himself and bis vic tim, as if fearing a reprisal. I&ughimj 4J4Ihi9 IISXDXB boisterously, nut ratner nervously. "Brave captain, I've brought you a fine horse and a gay gentleman, and the two are for sale." The man who had cried "Halt!" stepped forth from the shelter of the nearest outbuilding, a drawn sword in his hand, followed by two others with primed matchlocks, stolidly ready for any emergency. Four others closed up the rear coming down the lane. There was no mistaking the fact that the man with the drawn sword was an officer, even if the object, had not ad dressed him as captain, a salutation to which he paid no attention, for, al though his uniform showed little dif ference from that of his men, he had in his stern face the look of one ac customed to obedience. The horseman had drawn up at the word and sat quite nonchalantly on his steed, as if this were an affair of no particular con cern to himself. "Who are you?" asked the captain. "My name Is William Armstrong," replied the rider simply. In spite of himself, the stolid face of the leader showed some surprise at this announce ment, as if he knew the name and had not expected to hear it so frankly ac knowledged. ("Where are you from?" "I came across the border this morn ing. I am a Scotsman." "Why are you here?" ; "I am a cattle dealer, and as there j little doing in my own country X thought I would just see if business was better on this side of the line. This amusing lunatic said there was cattle for sale In the valley and led me hither, for which service I paid him a trifle." "And so there Is, and so there Is," cried tbe lunatic, "but the price was for my advice, not for the leading hither. I must get my pay for that yet. Aye, there's cattle for sale hero, and I'm the marketman." "Peace to your folly," said the cap tain, scowling, then curtly to the horseman, "Dismount." Armstrong sprang to the ground. jLOur wbrdV" Hefrfanded ""the" 'offlcaK The weapon was handed to him. ' "Do cattle dealers in your country carry arms?" "To tell you the truth," said the young man, with a laugh, "If they did not they would carry little money home with them. I not only carry arms, but know how to use them on oc casion." "I ask to see your papers giving you permission to travel in England." "I have none. Scotland is at peace witb England,- and a citizen of my country should not require papers in visiting EnglarKl any more than an Englishman would need the same to go from one end of Scotland to the other." "Humph," growled the captain, "you are well versed in the law. I hope you are engaged In 'no enterprise that is contrary to it." "I hope not, captain. If you are ktag's men you maintain that yon are upholding the law. If you are parlia mentary you swear the same thing." "We swear not at all." "Then I surmise you are no king's men. But in any case, until one or other of you have declared war against Scotland or until Scotland has declared war against either of you, or both, you meddle with a free citizen of Scotland at your peril." "It is perhaps wisest to indulge In no thrests." (Continued Tomorrow.) 500 yards s nlendid Bleached Table Linen only 75 Summer Sale tcentr per yard. Our knnenberg's Store. Beats the Music Cure. "To keep the body in tune, writes Mrs. Mary Brown, 20 Lafayette Place, Poughkeepsie, N- Y., "I take Dr. King's New Life Pills. They are the most reliable and pleasant laxative I have found." Best for the' Stomach, Liver and Bowels. Guaranteed by A. G. Luken & Co., druggists, 25c CITY ADVERTISEMENT. Apartment of Public Works, Office of the Board. Richmond. Ind. To Whom It May Concern: Notice is here by given by tho Board of Public Works of the City of Richmond, Indiana, that on the 11th day of July, 1906, they approved an assessment roll showing the prima fact assessments for the following described public improvement, as au thorized by the Improvement Resolu tion named: Improvement Resolution Number 50. Providing for tho Improvement of North 13th street, by the construction of cement sidewalks on the east aloe of said street, from North A stcjt to North E street, and from LXfrth C street to North E street ojrthe west side. Persons Interested Jh or affected by said deFprlbed public Improve ments are erfcbi notified that the Board of libllcVorks of said city has fized Fiid, July 20th. 1906. as a date upn jIch remonstrances will be roceirJT or heard, against the amount fcessed against each pleco of property described In said roll and will determine tho Question as to' whether such lots or laud have been or will be benefitted In tho amounts named on said roll, or in a greater or less sum than that named on said roll. Said assessment roll showing said prima facl assessments, with tho names of owners and descriptions of property subject to be assessed, Is on file and may be seen at the office of the Board of Public Works of said city. ' , JOS. S." ZELLER. JOHN F. " DAVENPORT. WILLIAM II. ROSA. Board of Public Works. July 12-lweek. CITY ADVERTISEMENT. Department of Public Work Office of the Board. Richmond, Ind. To Whom it May Concern: Notice Is hereby given by the Board of Public Works of the City of Rich mond, Indiana, that on the 6th day of July, 1906, they " approved an assess ment roll showing the prima facie as sessments for the following described public Improvement, as authorized by the Improvement Resolution named: Improvement Reslution Number 52. Providing for the construction pf cement sidewalks on both sldea""! Ridge street, from School street to State street. Improvement Resolution Mumber 57. Providing for the construction of cement sidewalks on life East side of South Nith street from South B street toSouth ILietreet. Per said s interafted In or affected by scribe public Improvement are hertby tlfied that the Board of Public s or said city has fixed Wednesday. July 18th, 1906, as a date upon which remonstrances will be re ceived, or heard, against tbe amount assessed against each piece of prop erty described in said roll and will de termine the question as to whether such lots or tracts of land have been or will be benefited in the amounts named on said roll, or in a greater or less sum than that named on said roll. Said assessment roll showing pri ma facie assessments, with the names of owners and descriptions of prop erty 'subject to be assessed, is on file and may be seen at the office of the Board of Public Works of said city. m JOS. S. ZELLER. JOHN F. DAVENPORT? WILLIAM H. ROSA. , Board of Public Works. July 7-9-10-11-12-13. ... Palladium Want Ads Fay.