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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1899.
13 K S ! A HISTORICAL LETTER "WIUTTEX BY GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JOXATUAX TRUMBULL. Of Peculiar Intercut ow on Account of Discussion of Our Foreign Pol icies Property of Dr. Buelc- on, of Kansas City, Kas. This historical letter was written l)j General George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, distinguished as the "war gov- MjmUjCzS VUi tTfs s St. - , .r ,&?&, ts '&L&scs6&. , , AACt 1UVL tljfct.. if ACsO s& i " i- uf S- -A. .--S?- Q -? JZ-Z'-igl r -y ? r ve?fl, Trv-- C-e .-Q .c ACa. okc o ;XZ flr jeCtss-eiA. ' iXse-ciXaLti. i S7'--- f, s, -'- 2S ,nLras itt S7) . s, - S - & r tr-tU-C &-.!.. . SjtuxJC SCW - flSZ. CVL CC-k&s,. -r- j&..1i .Vt L.eceyCjc -,s-i. c-c-A. a. 5 i 2l. o jv. v . .2 At -"f '.- &eZL2 $' t?j-rZj J ,' O CS - - - -i r- T -m -m r- s .s z-X si jL- - -fosi-. J A22eSX3x&Jt2aJ, So xjz. s&U.e&i jPl Z V . sH 'j - .-' r.75 J1 -jg- jT - AJy, s-s s t s -rf?U - SJLsCrJ: te&us, sxies( tc-d'Z . v. v ''.. 4C &n&.j!jC. scc&? . SJA-ZrZa-Stoc f&Uut ? shjzsxff-. tsd.Suo-?Q- ?z2xs- XtitS?. sCsUiLa J A.oV77- -rAv-e- . -!. - . - " - " oizA. c5Sv jfiirt-jZ. . sz-- ! C. Oj&cZZc? -cr csCcla3 iiV-. .KV i.if2 . cy7.n. j2" . .' -5' . . ,-j 4ZnSZZf?- o--- .-5 .: s,ttOs-Lsu 5t , yxLs-sCo'S'jz-2 - . -- -c. jeiM sjOLyC.1. G&Z zy PHOTOGRAPH COPY OF LETTER WRITTEN' BY GEORGE WASHINGTON TO i-liU.LUUXWi.r-xi wr v j0xATHAN TRUMBULL. Mount Vernon, July 20. l.sS. Dear Sir: I have received your favor pf the 20th of June and thank you heartily for the confidential information contained In It. The character given of a certain great personage, who is remarkable for neither forgetting nor forgiving. I be lieve to be Justi What effect the addition or such an extraordinary i;elght of power and Influence the arrangement of the East India affairs gives to one branch of the British government cannot be certainly foretold: but one thing is certain, that is to say, it will always be wise for America to be prepared for events. Nor can I re-, Train from Indulging the expectation that the time Is not very distant when it shall be more In the power of the United States than it hath hitherto been, to le fore armed as well as forewarned against the evil contingencies of European politics. You will have perceived from the public papers that I was not erroneous in my cal- cuiauon mat ine consiuuuun imiu " accepted by the convention of this state, Tho mnlniTtv. it is true, was small: and the minority respectable In many points of view. But the greater part of the mi nority here, as in most other states, have conducted themselves with great prudence and political moderation. Insomuch that we may anticipate a pretty general and har monious acquiescence. We shall Impatient Iv wait the result from New York and North Carolina. The other state which has not yet acted is nearly out of tho question. As the Infamy ot the conduct of Rhode Island outgoes all precedent, so the In fluence of her counsels can be of no prej udice. There is no state or description of men but would blush to be involved in a connection with the paper money junto of that anarchy. God grant that the honest ernor" of Connecticut during the Revolu tion, and from whom this country received the name "Brother Jonathan." The letter Is dated July 20. 17SS. just after Virginia had voted for the constitution. It shows that the patriots of that day were disposed to guard against entangling alli ances with foreign powers, and had their trials from opposn.on within. The trials that have beset the present administration are not newJn the history of our country, and we see from the let ter that out of "his own experience Gen eral Washington would be able to sympa thize -with President McKInley. Like ilc Jvlnley, Washington did not fall to recog nize the hand of Providence In transpiring events, and to express the hope "that the same good Providence may still Continue to protect us, and prevent ua from dash ing the cup of national felicity, just as it has been lifted to our lips." Tho letter Is In tho possession of Mr. Jonathan Trumbull Backus, whose mother was Miss Susan Maria Livingston' Wash ington, on her mother's side related to Robert Livingston, a signer of the Decla ration of Independence, and on her father's tide Is a lifth cousin of General Washing ton, while, through his father, the Rev. Dr. Clarence Walworth Backus, he Is re lated to Governor Trumbull. It so hap pens that 101 years after it was written, the letter comes, as an heirloom, Into the possession of one who. on his mother's side, was related to the writer, and on his father's side to the one to whom the letter was addressed. Indorsed on the letter. In Governor Trum bull's own handwriting, is the fact that he received It from General Washington. "Brother Jonathan." Governor Trumbull was a wise patriot, and when General Washington was In doubt as to some proposed measure, he was &UstLsZ&Z. Ay 20 7S? A, .&&- iv5ic 2cy2Jrisv;:,2-sv-o'vr& "-"- .-- CJjrrf&JKr2Zn.a. "r - j Xy?Ui,'cT - c3 : W-5"- '0-tV? " - yy s- st. - i - i c ' - .. -z--&- .-t - z - l - y-C- n.C'C f . .'-. 6.w. s t-i-Si 0Lrrr) t- iSk ?$L- xf - " .- -AXIa. -.- u x7sc - y frvzx-. .7' - "5' 4 3.-f' f cfL-c3-ls):AZ-3 AatKajZyO &sv(K ssi.r JBerzZZZizM&f-0a-t.in..-cA& eruJZcVTa. 22esu Srxl Uczf cQa.Jf&3 rzg S&rM-Ccffs4UfeJZf pUTCfzLa. ayCa-i y -- - T - - -. . r - i&cZ Z g.C C.CjLCJ, 5 - : s A'o&sdasSf'j2.2&rcl V . -&.- -S .. t 'l.iUe. s-nfif- s r? &.di r?. --. 7TJ-J " y? '??CcAciJl S sr??i CSr-Cr-g gga-yta3 . -s. ojCs . eicc '& 2n. aC c6atf-&?z Xf- cl3 sXZa-z&-sA&c. 0x!it?&lZt. yia 3. tr-.c &SfzL- AAstst,:. -- yf- .-''. --:. A.1X.- ," S C- a-CZiV-f 9-. .. fZ men may acquire an ascendency before Irrevocable buit shall confound the Inno cent with the guilty. I am happy to learn from General Lincoln and others that affairs are taking a good turn In Massachusetts. But tho 'triumph of salutary and liberal measures over those of an opposite ten dency seems to be as complete in Connec ticut as in any state ana affords a particu lar subject for congratulation. Your friend Colonel Humphrey Informs me. from the wonderful revolution of sentiment In favor of federal measures, and the marvellous change for the better in the elections of your state, that he shall begin to suspect that miracles have not ceased. Indeed, for myself, since so much liberality has been displayed in the construction and adoption of the proposed (general govern ment, I am almost disposed to be'of the same opinion or at least we may, with a kind of grateful and pious exultation, trace tne nngers ot froviaence through those dark and mysterious eents which first In- duced the states to appoint a general con vention, and then led them one after anoth er (liv such steps as were best calculated to effect the object) Into an adoption of the system recommended bv that general convention thereby, in all human proba bility, laying a lastlng.foundation for tran quility and happiness; when we had but too much reason to fear that confusion and misery were coming rapidly upon us. That the same good Providence may still continue to protect us and prevent us from dashing the cup of national fellcitv just as it has been lilted to our lips, is the earnest prayer of. my Dear Sir, Your faithful friend and affectionate sen-ant. GO. WASHINGTON. JONATHAN TRUMBULL. Esq. y. UutJttti fy tnieys &'" - s Ajty- VW "&.-fit y.Wx-j INDORSEMENT OF JONATHAN TRUM BULL. wont to say, "Let us consult Brother Jon athan." In a recent correspondence to the New York Times from New London, Conn., ap pears thfe following: The remalcs of this famous var governor of Con necticut this "Brother Jonathan" whom Washington nlcknnnud and whose title has since been appended to American evcrywhercr-lic ln tie .old Trumbull. tomb oa Lebanon's beautiful ant! historic green In this county. A price was set upon the head of this brave old rebel governor by the government of Great Britain. Ills as a remarkable family. lie was born In Lebanon. October 12, 1710, old stWe, and was gradu ated from Harvard college in 1727. He became a licensed preacher, but eients altered a determination to enier the pulpit on his part, and he undertook a commercial life. In which he was highly successful. This change In his calling rendered him more aall able in the civil service or the country. In 1739 he was chossn speaker of the house of representatives, and was constantly In offices of trust and responsi bility till 17&3. when, after having sened as gov ernor of Connecticut through a period of fourteen more eventrul and Important jears than any In the history of the country, he declined re-election. In all the transactions of his life he was a re markable man. In the earliest part of the contro ersy between Great Ltrltain and the American col onies he was ever conspicuous for uis zeal and pa triotism In the cause of liberty. When the war broke out he was the only one of the governors of the thirteen colonies who stood stanch In tho Amei Ican cause. He was a great counselor. Washington leaned heavily upon hjm during iuose dark hours. and It was to the fertile resources bf "Brother Jonathan" that he ever turned for supplies and for the sinews of war. The phrase, "We must consult Brother Jonathan," used by General Washington w hen he first took command of the Continental array at Cambridge, was so often repeated by him that it became a by-word with his stall and event ually, through the army, spread all over the Union and the world. "Brother Jonathan' then became a national generic name for Americans, een as the title of "John Bull" is recognized for tho sons of merry England. In addition to the vast and Incessant duties which were heaped upon him by the war of the Revolution In his high official capacity, he was also chief officer of the naal forces of the state, and the raising of olunteers, granting letters of marque, furnishing supplies, and adjusting prize claims, derived on him. Two of the many war vessels fitted out then bore his name the frigate Trumbull and the au dacious privateer Governor TrumbulL The latter bore a pennant with the Trumbull, or, as it was originally called, Trumbull motto: "Fortuna Facet Audacl." BRAVE LITTLE WOMAN. Plij-xfcal Deformity nnd Sickness Did Xot Deter Little Minn Kacntner From Working. There are few women who would have the pluck to face such odds as poverty and physical deformity with the signal" success that has met the efforts of a little chair mender who works In a shop on East Twelfth street. An enterprise little wom an she Is. Her name is Hettle Kaestner, and she has established a protltable bus iness. Every day she may be found In her room mending chulrs and re-weavlng cane seats. She Is always busy. As long as It Is light she spends her time weaving the strips of rattan in and out and back and forth. She goes out occasionally from house to house soliciting work. On these trips she speaks a good word for the owner of the uphol stering establishment where she has her bench. For this service she has her rent free. Going about is attended with serious dif ficulties to Miss Kaestner for she has been a long time a sufferer from physical de formity. Some years ago when a mere child she sold flowers on the street. Then she was subject to epileptic tits and spasms, but she persisted in working. She was a familiar iigure in those days and many people were moved by her sweet face MISS KAESTNER AT WORK. and winning smile to buy lavishly of her. Then she made from $2.uU to $3.00 a day. She is a thorough business woman and she succeeds in placing to her credit an average of $2.00 a day. From S1.B0 to J2.30 Is her charge for making new the fceat of a cane chair and she can mend from two to three a day. Her ambition is to be a missionary. She has a strong but simple faith In divine guidance. She would point out to others the light she sees herself, illustrating her faith by experiences from her own life. MONUMENT T0LAFAYETTE. It IVill Be Erected In Philadelphia JMcdnlllon Alio to JIuie. de Lafayette. The above cut is taken from a photograph of the monument which it is proposed to erect to Lafayette in Philadelphia. It shows Lafayette in about his 20th year, standing on tne Dattienem consecrating nimseii 10 the American cause. His tall, lithe tigure stands erect, and is full of action and spirit; the right foot rests on a broken cannon, tho shoulders are thrown back, the right hand grasping a drawn sword, on which is inscribed "Lib erty;" the left hand is placed over the heart, as If to emphasize those memorable words: "The feeling of my heart, long be fore it became my duty, engaged me in the love of the American cause." The lines arc very graceful and the figure dignified, yet full of virility and enthu siasm, and at once reminds one of the dash, spirit and buoyancy which were so charac teristic of Washington's dearest friend. The pedestal will be of polished New Hampshire granite and will be slender and graceful, icsembling the French and Italian schools of sculpture. There will bo a large bronze medallion of Mme. de Lafayette on its face to commem orate the many sacrifices she made while her husband was In this country fighting for American independence. "Sentiment? There ain't no sentiment about me, thank goodness! .Plain. Jphn I Blunt, John Bulldog that's my ttyle!" Jwfil jl ?V-.I$U-'I FIGHT WITH MORMONS HOW THE "SAIXTS" WERE DRIVES FltOJI JACKSOX COUNTY. Interesting Bit of I.ocnl History That la Very Timely Wllllnui MulUey Tells of nn Engagement He Suit When a Boy. The recent agitation over the right ot Senator Roberts, of Utah, to his seat in the senate has reminded Kansas Cityans of tho fact that Mormonlsm might have played a much greater part in the affairs of this section of the country if it had not been for the prompt and determlnced ac tion of the Gentile pioneers. On the 3d of November. Ib34, a sharp battle took place on the Big Blue between Independence and Kansas City. The combatants were the Mormons, who had'nettled in compar atively great numbers here at that time, and the pioneer settlers of Jackson county, whoso religious beliefs were not at all in accord with those of Joseph Smith. Mr. William Mulkey, who has lived in this city for seventy-onejyears, was an eye witness of tills engagement. He remem bers it perfectly and in detail. Mr. Mulkey Is the only survivor of the then residents of Kansas City who still remains here. WILLIAM MULKEY. His reminiscences are particularly Inter esting. "The Mormons had been settling up the country between here and Westport pretty fast," said Mr. Mulkey. "They boasted that they would have Jackson county by purchase or by blood. The leaders were Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Edward Partridge, AV. W. Phelps, Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris and Joseph Coe. They estab lished a country school on tha Westport road and took turns teaching It. I went to the school myself. The Mormons be came very bold and annoyed our people in every possible way. They even burned houses along the Westport road, but then wo burned some of theirs, too. "During the spring and bummer it be gan to be plain that they would control the fall election. This made the settlers very uneasy. The average Mormon in thoe days was an ignorant, lawless sort of an individual. Some stories had reached here of the unscrupulous action of the Mormon leaders in Ohio. These things combined to make our men decide that there was but one thing to do. The Mor mons must be driven out of the country. Meetings were held by prominent pioneers. Through a committee an agreement was reached by which nine of the prominent Saints' were to leave by the 1st of Jan uary. They were" also to use their Inllu ence to get the others to! leave. The Mor mons then sent a committee to Governor Dunklin. Hie refused to Interfere. The Mormons, of course, thought he meant to take their part. They became bolder and more disagreeable than ever, and quit making preparations to leave. Aggressive Steps. "In October some of our men burned ten houses and whipped a number of Moimon men. Shortly after that another party of armed men attacked abijut filty or sixty Mormons who were encamped near In dependence. At the same time other Mor mon neignoornooas were vtsitea ana tne greatest of consternation reigned. On No vember S all the Mormons In Independence left town and gathered together for 'pro tection. It was rumored among them that a general massacre was impending for the next day,, Monday. When Monday came the citizens took possession of tho Mor mons' ferry across the Big Blue. But they soon abandoned that, and gathered at Colo nel Wilson's store. Fr,om here they fol lowed a small band of Mormons, which was trying to make Its way across the creek. It was about 4 o'clock in the after, noon on November 3 when the two forces came together. I was on horseback behind my grandfather. He wanted to join the citizens, but lie couldn't take me into the fight very well. I was only S years old. Just then he saw Colonel Wilson's sot! Harvey, a boy of about 1 years, coming along on his pony. So he put me on the pony behind Harvey and told us to go home. Of course we didn't do that when theie was such great excitement on hand. We just rode down as near as we could to the place where the lighting was go ing on, and watched it from behind a tree. I was never more scared in my life. "That was a queer battle. Both sides wanted to run all the time, and they did run when it was over. Some of the men were mounted on horses, but the most of them were on foot. A few of the Shaw nee Indians helped our men. For arms they had llintlock rifles, spears, corn knives and most any kind of weapons. The fight w-as hand to hand. My grandfather was shot at twice at ten steps away. Botli times the bullet missed him. He was finally uiKen prisoner. They kept him all night and then released him at 4 o'clock in the morning, without showing any violence. Tom Linvillo and Hugh Brozeal were killed and a Mormon named Barber fatally injured. Some Details of the Engagement. "The fight lasted until dark and then both sides hurried away. All of our peo ple stayed at JImmie Lovelady's that night. We were afraid to go home. Neariv all the men stood guard over their house's all vis '., "Klc "-"- U'"J inree nouses on this side the creek at that time and no trees had been cut. so that there was dan ger of being surprised at any moment. It was nn exciting time for us voungfter. "Reports of the affair were greatly ex aggerated, and when it was rumored about that the mihtla was to be called out to subdue the Mormons they decided to leave Clay county was the only one that would receive them. After they had moved there a committee of Jack.-on county men was sent over to rrrange'wlth them about their lands. When evening came tho party con cluded that It would hardly be safe to spend the night there so they started -to come home on the ferry. The Mormons had planned for this. They had hired the ferryman to bore auger holes in the boats and then plug them up. When thev reach ed the middle of the river he pulled out the pegs and the ferry sank with men horses and all. George Bradburv, D.ivid Llnch, Smallwood Nolan, Jim CampbII William Everett and Thomas Harrington were drowned. Several of the men wam back to the Clay county shore and saved their lives. "The Mormon lands In Jackson county were nearly all sold soon after that and be fore long the 'Saints' were driven from Clay into other counties. Finally the greater number went to Utah. If it hadn't been for the prompt and determined action the pioneers took this countv might still be feeling the effects of the Mormon rule It required a great deal of braverv for them to make the move, too. for their numbers (were only about half those of their oppon ents. It was such a lonely countrv. Steam boats came up the river from St. Louis about once in two weeks. Thev came so slowly that one could hear them whNtllng for days before they came In sight. West- ort was but a little Indian town and St ouis itself was not much more than a French village. The Kaw Indians occupied the Kaw valley where the tracks and the stock yards are now. There have been many, many changes. Few people have been so fortunate as I have. To live to see all this panorama move past is a wonder ful privilege." ADELIA ALICE HUMPHREY. The Similarity. From Judge. Rambling Raggs "I t'ink ducks has got almost human intelligence." Patched-Pantz (astounded) "Wot! al ways goin' inter de water?" Rambling Rages "Yes. but nnw irot- tin' wet. mind yer never allowln It ter touch 'em.' "Where Reason Totters. From Fuck. Husband "What! Another hundred dol lar gown. Didn't I tell you that you must keep within your allowance?" wild (triumphantly) "You said unless. m cuse uj. ausuiuio necessity: GOES TO TEACH HER PEOPLE. An Indian High .School (ilrl GlTen a Responsible Position In Ok lahoma. From the Philadelphia Times. The third Indian girl 'to leave the high school to engage In educational work among her own people is Miss Margaret Nason. who a few days ago was notified by the ? '? MISS MARGARET NASON. commissioner of Indian affairs to prepare for an appointment. Miss Nason Is now a member of the senior class, and her standing is such that had this call not come she would probably have graduated with honors In June. Eight years ago Obanaquodoque. as she was known amour her own neonlo. came to v Philadelphia from the Ojibway reservation. in .uinnesoia, ami was an inmate oi tne Lincoln Institute until she completed her studies there. She then attended a gram mar school and was promoted three years ago to the high school. She made all her promotions with honor, and few girls have a better showing for eight years of school work. Miss Nason is vivacious and responsive, with very little of th stolidity which is sometimes considered the unfailing charac teristic of her race. Her relations with her schoolmates and teachers have been uniformly pleasant, and her class is warm in expressions of regret at her departure before the completion of her work. Her exact destination is not yet known, but she expects to teach for the present in the Oklahoma reservation. There are a number of schools there, and more are needfd. These are bonrding schools, similar in character to the Indian training schools in the East, where the. children are taken as residents and taught not only studies, but all the manners, customs and habits of the white people. The prsjudice against these schools Is fast dying away, and In dians now are anxious to ha-e their chil dren educated, particularly when the teach ers are of 'their own race, and the school is upon their own reservation. As a token of appreciation the commit tee on the girls' high school at its last meeting voted, that Miss Naon be present ed with a full set of high school textbooks, which will serve as a souvenir of her Phil adelphia school days. THE MAIDJDF ORLEANS. Bishop of Orleans Hopes to Secure Her Cnnuoiiization This Com ing Spring. The. people of Orleans, France, headed by the "bishop of Orleans, are endeavoring to secure the canonization of the greatest woman who. ever lived in their midst. Joan of Arc. known in history as the Maid ot Orleans, succeeded in bringing about cer tain Important 'historical events the results of which have lived unto tills day. Although almost 509 ycare have passed since she was burned at the stake. Joan of Are has not been forgotten. She has been remembered by her church particular ly for the deep religious belief, which in tho ONLY AUTHENTIC PICTURE OF MAID OF ORLEANS. THE fifteenth century- was limited to few wom en. Joan did everything- under divine in spiration and for years was the only wom an of prominence who was not ashamed to speak of her religion. Records of her deep religious belief during oil her warlike ca reer have been faithfully kept, and it is upon these now that her claims to canoni zation are bnsed. Canonization or the making of a saint is a long, difficult process. Owing to the slowness of the Vatican and the extreme deliberation and caution with which it moves, it takes twenty years from the time the candidate Is first mentioned before can onization can be obtained. Monsignor Touchet presented Joan of Arc to the Vatican many years ago, and has been promoting the question ever since. He has recently returned from Rome and re ports a very Interesting interview with the authorities of the Vatican, in which he was assured that the case of Joan of Arc was being examined as rapidly as possible. The process of canonization is divided In to three parts. The first must show that the subject be vouched for by reputable witne-ses. Records of their testimony can be kept from generation to generation, and. If well authenticated, are used for evi dence. The second consists of proof that the sub ject) was positively unselfish In her deeds; pure, kind and unworldly, without one taint upon her personal character. This must also be vouched for by a large number ot witnesc who have known the person lntl matelv during life. Records of this kind are difficult, as few of them are kept dur ing the lifetime of a heroine. But in the case of Joan of Arc there are many written records of her unselfish deeds, so that this ordeal of canonization is easily passed The third Is evidence of at leat one miracle performed by the person through faith In God. Joan of Arc is alleged to have performed many miracles, a great many of which are as well authenticated as possible. ... The bihop believes that the only obstacle now in the way of beatification Is the ques tion of the reality or non-reality of the "voices" which It is said the Maid of Orleans heard from heaven. Should she pass through this step successfully she may become a saint. From the New York World. "My husband calls a spade a spade." '"So does mine, but you ought to hear I what he calls a collar button." nun j ,-- - jr"" ml ':$m&k PlJH THIS TRILBY ELOPED. She Kneiv,r(io, That the Unattractive Svengall Was Already Married. From the Xew York Journal. Daughter of a rich Philadelphlan, young, comely, with all the advantages of careful schooling and several trips to Europe, ertneiess, ran away Mabel Hewitson, nev from home and delib erately threw her lot with a man whom she knew to be married. "I could not help It." she said yester day, when the whole sad story was gone over at police head quarters, Jersey City. "He called me. and I had to go with him." Her mother was there, transfigured with rnre ncainst the man who had cntlcedMISS MABEL HBW her daughter aw.iy ITSON. from home and inno cence. Twice she sprang at him. and the second time her outstretched fingers hooked themselves In his hair, notwithstanding tho vigilance ot the detectives who were guard ing him. There is nothing attractive in Horace M. Cornell's exterior, but Mabel Hewitson's parents credit him with occult powers over their daughter. He is a shifty looking in dividual, coarse-grained to the finger tips; whereas she lears every sign of a sensi tive nature. When he looks at her, she trembles. Her father is connected with the Spreck- MISS MOORE'S HOME els sugar refinery in Philadelphia, and owns a great deal of real estate In that city. He has a comfortable home at No. 21W South Third street. , Miss Hewitson met with an accident while riding her biccie in Board street, two years ago. and Cornell volunteered to re pair her wheel. That was the beginning of her acquaintance with him. He called at the house, but her parents disliked him and discouraged his visits. They did not know that he was a married man. but they did not like hH eyes or his obvious influ ence over the girl. Their daughter learned last May that he was married, hut continued to accept his addresses. There was a disagreement between mother and daughter on New Year's day. It was about Cornell. On January 7 Mabel Hewit son disappeared. The police traced her to the Pennsylvania railway station, but no further. Last Thursday Mrs. Hewitson called on Chief of Police Murphy In Jersey City, and told him that her'daughtcr and Cornell had been seen together in that neighborhood. Detectives learned that Cornell had been calling for letters at the Jersey City post- officc, and there'they arrested him on Sat- urday. He said, that- Miss Hewitson had gone to Europe. From his cell, however", he (llspatched a note tiy messenger to "Mrs. Conway." at No. 1003 Third avenue, this clty. The messenger was followed. "Mrs. Con- wav" nroved to'bo Miss Hewitson. sne was ereatlv distressed at hearing of the man's predicament, and readily accompanied her visitors to Jersey City in the hope of get ting him out of trouble. In the chief's of fice she encountered her mother. She had been supporting Cornell by working as a waitress at 4SS West Twenty-fifth street. They all met again in Chief Murphy's of fice yesterday. Miss Hewitson stood aloof from her mother for a time, but when she heard how intense had been the latter's desire to find her, and how she had pleaded for her with the elder Hewitson, they em braced and sobbed on each other's shoulders Later on Mrs. Hewitson returned to Phil adelphia to prepare her husband for the girl's homecoming, leaving Mabel in the care of the police. "He asked me to marry him," said Ma bel, "but I wouldn't do that, because he would only have got Into trouble for .om mitting bigamy and I wouldn't get him in to trquble for the world! I would be afraid to do It." A Daring Act. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I was an eyewitness of that daring stop of tht; runaway on Euclid avenue Friday." says a Cleveland man. "and I want to say that a braver deed 1 never saw. When the horses attached to the carriage came tear ing up the street, the reins flying loose, it peemed that certain death awaited for those inside. But behind the carriage came that brave young man. his big. black horse fairlv flying. Just as soon as he reached for the reins his saddle girth broke. He could have thrown himself away from the danger: instead of that he threw himself at the horses.' heads, caught the reins and hung on until the team stopped, when he was helped back on his horse again, with his ankle dislocated, a bad ankle gained on the football Held, and'hls wrist sprained, but game enough to ride home. To my mind It was a wonderfully daring act." Hall Cninc.ns Pictured hy Beerbohm. Hall Caine. who wrote for the London Daily Telegrnph a pathetic story of how he had to run away from American interviw ers, is thus portrayed by Max Beerbohm, the talented younger brother ot Beerbohm Tree, the great English actor. Young Beer- I bohm. whoso caricatures of celebrated peo ple have made him illustrious, probably never saw the author of "The Christian" running away from an Interviewer; other wise he would surely have given an as tonished world the benefit of his imnres- sions. But the attitude In which he depicts Mr. Caine is one that will be recognized by every person who encountered him during his recent visit to America especially by those who undertook the formidable task of Interviewing him. For this Is- a picture of Hall Caine talking about Hall Caine. FAMOUS HEADLESS This picture shows China's famous head less, sword, which has been an Institution ever since the foundation of the Chinese empire. It gives the right to behead any person at sight, regardless of rank or dig nity. The man who owns the sword can walk through the streets of "Peking, cutting oft the heads of those whom he docs not like. Tho dowager empress has made ,fur MS UfT - i BJmvVtKT'SKXSW,YJ7.7iV' ? TRUE WESTERN PLUCK 3IISS MOORE. OF Bl'CYRL'S. KAS.. HAS A VALUABLE CLAIM XCAR 3IEXA. She Is Good Maslclnn, a Graduate ot Bethany College. Toiieka, and of Eastern Schools and Loves Outdoor Life. MENA. ARK.. Feb. 2.-(3pcc!aU To the young man. and his name is legion, who is lying around like the Inimitable Micawber waiting for something to turn up this story of a young woman who didn't waiUbut got out and rustled, may be of interest. Whllo the former has been wearing out shoo leather and his latest, and last, suit of clothes in the effort to get something just suited to his dignity and station In life, the young woman In ques tion, with what is generally conceded; to be a woman's levelheadedness, took tho first thing that came to hand and went to work. It is a story of Miss Nellie L. Moore, ot Bucyrus. Kas.. a stepdaughter of Colonel Crawford, who held the position ot weigh-mn-ster during Governor Leedy's term ot olllce. Miss Moore Is a graduate of Bethany col- ON HER CLAIM. lege, Topeka. After completing the coursa there she spent some, time in New York. Philadelphia, and Chicago, which she" de voted zealously to perfecting herself In music. Good results followed her industry and when sht returned later to her homo in Bucyrus It was as an accomplished musician. The opportunities, however, in a small town for a talented young woman, are not many. But Miss Moore, being ver satile as well as talented, did not sit down and fold her hands until the career that seemed most suitable for one of her Inclina tions and training should fall into her way. Instead she began looking around to seo in what other ways she might bend her energies. In 1SS Polk county. In and around this little town of Mena. was even less settled and civilized than it Is to-day. There were around It. then, acres upon acres of dens forests where white men had never set foot and there were bears and other wild ani mals. This fact, however, out not prevent this Western girl of true 'Western pluck -from going down there and staking out a claim of lt acres live miles outside of the town. She built a neat little cabin upon her claim and made It pr homelike as possl- ble. Here the plucky ml'tress of the nncl lived and still lives part ot ,the time, and fulfills the conditions necessary for the es- tablishment of her right to this "slice of Uncle Sam's domain. Her claim -Is one or the best in the section. It has fine pasture land and Is well wooded and will some- day yiein quite a revenue to its owner, mere were.. 6f course, some hardships, bat she bravely met them and she is all the happier for'her exertion. Allss Moore likes tne tree MISS NELLIE MOORE. out-of-door life of the woman who Uvea on a ranch. She is a good shot and finds her gun a good companion when going foe a tramp. Working her claim, however. Is not Mlsu Moore's only profession. Her love fot music and her accomplishment In that line find expression In the large and success ful classes In music that she has estab lished In Mena. Miss Moore Is but another Instance of the Western girl who shows not only her Independence of foolish con servatism, but her ability, as well- In taking: up the work that comes to hand and mak ing a success of It. An Enthusiastic Celebration. From the Detroit Free Press. There Is a sturdy young blacksmithIn tha southwestern part of the state who is In all kinds-of trouble and yet'not saying a word. His sister Vvas married, and his house was the scene of the attendant festivities. They danced, sang and made merry In. the usual way. but he thought the amusement was not Intense enough to meet the demands of the situation. "Come on." he said to a few friends. "I m going to put a little Fourth of July Into this celebration." Thev went out and In the shop they found an old generator for a soda fountain. Into this was put a big charge ot blasting pow der, all openings were scientifically plugged and a slow fuse nttached. Then the smithy and his staff of assistants ran back to tho house. The fuse proved reliable. So did the powder. The explosion was a tremen dous one. The women screamed, the men turned pale, and then all hands cheered. It was a great and glorious' send-off. Next morning the sad-faced smithy was out with a bushel basket gathering up his shop, but he positively declined to say any thing for publication. Soul or Liberality. "From th9 New York Joarnat. Deacon Uodds "I'm afeard thet Boggs ther groceryman Is a leetlc bit stlngv." Farmer Scroggs ".Not a bit uv it! Many's thcr time I've seed hira put in a bean or two arter thcr scales had tipped." SWORD OF CHINA. ther manifestation of her cruelty In. th bestowal of the famous "Snarls Fund'" sword upon Tsal Chi. the Prince of Tuan and Prince Tsal Llenn. In this way the empress expects to extinguish treachery before It becomes matured. Although the "Shang Fund" sword has been an Institution ever since earliest his tory, it nas Been only once bestowed dux- - ins the present, dynasty, N 1 . ..J... Jw- !S&tf.TKiJSaJga5. "8