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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
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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.
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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
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
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
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.
It IVill Be Erected In Philadelphia
JMcdnlllon Alio to JIuie. de
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!"
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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.
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
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."
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:
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
? '?
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
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.
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
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."
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She Kneiv,r(io, That the Unattractive
Svengall Was Already
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
Her father is connected with the Spreck-
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
UfT -
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
Miss Moore Is a graduate of Bethany col-
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
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
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."
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,
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