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( ( ) ( A STORY OF i
f V FREEING A \ j)
Hope and Disappointment.
Lieutenant Thomas Holton, com
mander of the Scorpion, made as
though to place the dispatch in his
pocket, then, taking pity upon his "sec
ond,” who was all eyes, he turned the
paper over to his junior lieutenant,
known throughout the flotilla as “Bob
by” Frost.
“You will leave Newport News at
ten o'clock tonight with the destroyer
Scorpion and proceed south to the par
ent ship of the First Torpedo Boat Flo
tilla off Key West, prepared for ac
This order was warmly welcomed by
Holton and by his second in command
of the grim, lead-colored Scorpion.
"It looks like business, doesn't it?”
observed Frost, with tentative inflec
tion in his voice.
“It does, sure,” chuckled Holton.
“I'm glad we. had those baffle-plates
fixed in the boiler. 1 suppose we
might as well have the war-heads fixed
on the torpedoes, too. The orders say
‘prepare for action.’ Attend to it,
will you, Frost?”
“Aye, aye, sir,” and Frost hurried
along the grimy, oily deck to the after
The somewhat informal nature of
the dialogue between the two will be
forgiven by the fastidious when it is
pointed out that for a month the Scor
pion had been laying at Newport News
on detached duty of a confidential na
ture under direct orders from Wash
ington, and that Holton's sole com
panion aboard ship in that time had
been his young second. But the period
of loneliness was evidently to end in
a burst of glory and Lieutenant Holton
was truly thankful.
In the preceding month the mighty
battle-ship Maine had wallowed down
into the slimy ooze of Halvana Harbor,
a great hole torn in her fjorward com
partments. In her lay one of Holton's
best friends, a shipmate of pleasant
days following graduatioiji at the Naval
Academy. The cry, “Remember the
Maine,” was sounding/ from Maine
itself to California. TBe entire coun
try was on the qui vive. Osgood, the
hero of many an American football
gridiron, had, as a volunteer,
given up his life at the side of a ma
chine gun; Frederick Funston had!
the tyiantr of |
had given evidence that ihe light-
ing spirit was by dormant, ip
the heart of a nation of “pigs and
tradesmen." \
With the situation thus there was
little cause for wondert at Lieutenant
Holton’s emotions of Wiental exalta
tion. Whatever the future might hold
for him, at least this seemed certain:
there would be action, and that is
something for which your true gentle
man of the service is ever on the
Something of the mood of the two
young officers was communicated to
the crew. There were broad grins on
all the men’s faces as they hurried
about the performance of the various
tasks, and many of them did not for
bear to turn inquiring faces toward
their officers whenever occasion offer
ed—-which expressions, naturally their
officers “failed” to see.
At sunset everything was in readi
ness, and with a sigh of relief Holton
stretched himself on the narrow seat
running along the mess-room and lov
ingly filled his pipe. Frost did like
wise and then looked over at his su
"By George!” he cried, "think of
having the opportunity of putting into
practice all the things we’ve learned!”
“It won't be bad fun at all,” replied
Frost was about to utter another
thought when the doorway was dark
ened by the figure of a messenger.
“A telegram for Lieutenant Hol
ton,” he said, saluting,
Holton took it 'hastily and ran over
the contents. His face clouded and j
he read it again. A good strong word
was trembling on his lips, and he was
about to crumple the dispatch in his
hand when his eye fell on the messen
ger standing at attention.
“Oh, thank you,” he said; “there is
no answer.
As the messenger departed Holton
handed the telegram to his second
without a word.
“You will proceed at once to Wash
ington and report to me at the earliest
All Kinds and Descriptions of Mis
guided Persons There In Their
Last Resting Place.
Take a walk through the cemetery
alone and you will pass the resting
place of a man who blew into the
muzzle of a gun to see if it was load
ed. A little farther down the slope is
a crank who tried to show how close !
he could stand to a moving train J
while it passed. In strolling about j
you see the monument of the hired
girl who tried to start the fire with
kerosene, and a' grass-covered knoll
that covers the boy who put a cob
under the mule’s tail. That tall shaft
over a man who blew out the gas,
casts a shadow over the boy who
tried to get on a moving train. Side
by side the pretty creature who al
ways had her corset laced on the last
hole and the intelligent idiot who
rode a bicycle nine miles in ten min
utes sleep unmolested. At repose is
a doctor who took a dose of his own
medicine. There with a top of a shoe
tix driven over his head is a rich old
possible moment. Lieutenant Frost
will assume command of Scorpion in
your absence. ROOSEVELT.”
As Frost read the message aloud his
voice quivered with excitement. “What
does that mean?” he exclaimed.
“Hanged if I know,” growled Holton.
"Isn't that just my luck! I’ve been
working on this old pot trying to get
her into shape and hoping and pray
ing for a chance to make good, and
then when there appears to be some
thing doing, why I get skinned this
Frost knew exactly how the corn
mender felt, and his natural exulta
tion at being placed in command of
the destroyer was quite swallowed up
in his sympathy for a man who was
his good friend as well as his superior
Holton sat for a while blowing blue
clouds of smoke to the ceiling, out
wardly calm, but inwardly seething.
He went over every act in the past
month or so, but could think of noth
ing he had done that would warrant
his recall in disgrace.
“Well, Bobby,” he said at length,
“you’re a real live captain now. And
I congratulate you.”
“I feel like a man who is going to
put on a pair of boots that are too big
for him,” remarked Frost.
"Oh, nonsense!” smiled Holton.
"You’re" in every way qualified. I'll
vouch for you, Bobby.”
Frost smiled.
“Thanks,” he said; “I'd rather have
that from you than from almost any
one I know.”
"Weil,” laughed Holton, “take it
then; it's sincere. He arose and called
to the steward.
"Oh, you, Koko,” he said, “come in
here and help me pack. I'm going to
leave you for a while.”
Dinner that evening was rather a
mournful affair, neither Holton nor
Frost trying to make light of the mys
terious situation.
He shook hands with Frost at eight
o’clock, and with Koko carrying his
bag, started for the station. He had
delayed rather longer than he should
have done in writing supplementary
letters to his parents, and now he
found it was necessary to make haste
if he was to catch the train for Wash
ington. Eventually, Indeed, he and
j Koko had to run, and as he reached j
I the station the cars were pulling out. |
.- j doors of the rear one and Holton made
i i the steps with a flying leap. As he
[ did soSa man who had been following
the twa essayed a similar flight, but
i his feetWissed the steps and he clung
: to the rail with his left hand.
As Holtmp reached down to assist
I him the lost his grip and went
plunging heels into the
: gravel. his fall did not in
jure him, for as tlolton peered back
i along the rails be ikaw the fellow rise
slowly and shake hfie fist at the de
i parting train. !
If he had known th® circumstances
under which he was tosneet this stran
ger at a time not far distant, his feel
ing of relief when he kaw that the
man was not seriously injured might
have been tinctured by emotions of
various sorts. \
*** * \ * *
Having put up at the Metroihplitan
club, Holton passed such time ass. had
to elapse before the assistant secre
tary would be at his desk in the NaVy
Department building in a fever of ilk
patience. \
Having at length finished his cigar
and his morning paper—which bristled
with bellicose matter —Holton put on
his hat and overcoat and sauntered
slowly toward the Capitol. At ten
o'clock he went over to the Navy De
partment and sent his card in to the
assistant secretary.
Presently his summons came while
yet another man was engaged in the
inner office. This man, however,
brushed out past Holton as the young
J officer, with mingled emotion, walked
j into the presence of Secretary Long’s
"Good morning, Mr. Holton." Cer
tainly no evil augury was to be detect
ed in the hearty cadence of the greet
ing. "Sit down, sir. I'm glad you
were so prompt. That’s wtiat we need
in these days.”
“Thank you, sir,” said Holton du
The assistant secretary observed
him keenly for a moment, and then ap
parenty satisfied with his scrutiny, he
man who married a young wife. Away
over there reposes a boy who went
fishing on Sunday, and the woman
who kept strychnine powders in the
cupboard. The man who stood in
front of the mowing machine to oil
the sickle is quiet now and rests be
side the careless brakeman who fed
himself to the seventy-ton engine, and
near by may be seen the grave of the
man who’ tried to whip the editor.—
Pike County Post.
Remarkable “Doubles.”
The double has long been a favorite
character of fiction and drama; “The
Lyons Mail” immediately comes to
mind. One encounters him constantly
on the stage, in mystifications of the
kind of which “The Great Lafayette"
was a master. So close, indeed, was
the resemblance between him and his
professional double that after his
death in a hotel fire in Glasgow it was
for some time a matter of uncertainty
whether it was his body or that of the
other man which was found in the
ruins. The matter is a curious one.
It might be worth investigating more
t arose and paced up and down the
i length of his office.
“By George, Mr. Holton!” he said,
3 "when you realize that war is coming
t —coming as sure as guns, and then
consider our unpreparedness for It —it
makes you glad it’s Spain and not
, someone else.”
t “I think the navy’s pretty fit, sir,”
. ventured Holton.
I “Ah, the navy! And the army!”
. The words came out like bullets. “The
j navy is all right, and the army, too,
what there is of it. The fighting men
. of both arms of the service are the
. best this world ever saw: getting
[ things started, that is the trouble.
> Well, thank Heaven, Dewey's—” the
i assistant secretary stopped short, and
• craning his neck forward, character
istically thrust his square jaw close
; to the officer’s face. We’ve all got to
. do the best we can and be sure that
when the blow comes it will come
- from, and not toward us.”
Holton nodded slightly
■ "I liked your action in diving over
board and rescuing two of your men
last summer,” resumed Mr. Roosevelt.
“And I may say that a study of your
record has convinced me that just at
i present a little respite from duties
aboard the Scorpion will accrue to our
mutual advantage ”
The assistant secretary paused, and
then as Holton made no reply, he con
“We are not yet at war with Spain—-
not yet, and in the meantime I think
it will be just as well for you to re
main in fairly close touch with my of
five —personal touch. By the way,
there’s a ball at the Willard tonight—”
“A ball!” exclaimed Holton. Then
he caught himself. “Yes, sir," he add
“Yes, a ball at the Willard. Here is
a card —you’ll note it is a personal in
vitation to you.”
Holton glanced at it.
“I see it, sir.” He hesitated. “I am
—merely, merely to go there and
dance? I mean —mean, sir, are there
any instructions?”
“I should keep my eyes and ears
open if I were you."
“Yes, sir, I’ll do that, and I hope I’ll
be able to be of some service,” he was
rising to go. “Although—although I’m
afraid I la>.k —that is, and —” Holton I
j paused and glanced irresolutely at his
j chief.
3 said the assistant secretary, who seem
“''That Man Especially Is Worth
\ Watching.”
ed to\have the faculty of reading his
thoughts and expressing them before
Holton Bimself could frame them in
suitable, dr, we’ll say, diplomatic
terms. \
“Why, yes, sYr—l have a feeling that
the situation is indefinite.”
“Yes. Sit dowkj, Mr. Holton.” Hol
ton resumed his (Chair and his chief
leaned forward, talking rapidly in a
low tone. \
"Here is the nub oi] the situation,”
he began. "In the firsh place we have
reason, excellent reasons, for suspect
ing that there are certain elements
among the Cubans, both Is- the United
States and in Havana, that kre strong
ly inclined to doubt the good faith of
the United States in this bitewing trou
ble with Spain.” i
Holton, thrilled by the i promise of
revelations which these op/ening words
Experiments Prove That Horses Are
Capable of Remembering Either
Pleasure ojr Pain.
The horse Is generally considered a
stupid animal, and /so he is about
many things. But (he certainly has a
mind of a kind. .p. correspondent in
the Glasgow, Scotland, News, tells of
an animal which conveys his majesty’s
mails from the postoffice to the sta
tion, and he Is capable of cal
culating particular runs.
It is the practice of his driver to
lunch previous to taking away thq
sixth load d>f mail and, being rather
deficient in/molars himself, his horse
falls heir ta> the crusts of his master’s
“piece.” QJccasionally, for the delec
tation of th\e staff, he endeavors to de
part with t/he sixth load without eat
ing the li/nch or handing over the
crusts; but his calculating horse can
not be induced, even with chastise
ment, to' leave until the customary
feed has ; ' been forthcoming.
The fjame animal on another run
enjoys delicacy in the form of ba-
; conveyed, thrilled, also, by his induc
tion into the inner affairs of the gov
, ernment mill, flushed and regarded the
; eyeglasses turned toward him, with
i unblinking eyes, impatient for the next
t word.
L “Naturally,” continued Mr. Roose
velt,” the Cubans are eager to avail
’ themselves of our armed forces afloat
and ashore, but after the work is all
’ done they want us to clear out. Which,
; of course, we shall do, having first es
, tablished some decent and stable sys
i tern of government down there.”
> “I had not any idea our good faith
; was In question,” observed Holton.
"It is,” was the reply, “and it is
t taking the form of preparations for an
I attack upon our i troops by Cuban
forces after we have cleaned the Span
s iards out of the island.”
i I “What a chance!” exclaimed Holton,
• with patriotic fervor,
i The assistant secretary smiled.
“I myself regard the project as
crack-brained in its conception, but
nevertheless it exists and must be met.
We must learn their plans at all
hazards, and I can tell you now that
1 while we have a general idea as to the
situation, it is little more than gen
eral, and details of a specific nature
would be very welcome. I want you
to see what you can do. Your record
is that of a clear-headed man of initi
ative and common sense. You speak
Spanish, you are equally at home in
a ballroom or in roughing it. You're
the man we want.”
“Thank you, sir.”
‘‘l have been extremely confidential,"
resumed the assistant secretary, “as
naturally it was necessary I should be.
Any further information I receive from
the Secret Service will be transmitted
to you, and in turn I shall expect you
to keep us in touch with matters as
you develop them. Now then, at the
ball tonight you are to become ac
quainted with the following if you can
locate them.”
He handed Holton several sheets of
typewritten matter, headed by half
tone photographs.
“That man especially is worth
watching,” continued Helton’s chief,
pointing to the portrait of a well-ap
pearing Cuban, apparently about fifty
years old, “and this girl also.”
“I understand," said Holton. I have
a good idea of wbat you want, I think, |
Mr. Secretary, and I hope I don’t have I
i nurn mi tnr ■ ~— x t-i. &i ... _
tfw ft f Tfeun’c. 'WrtßJtfiTHr*
undone o carry out your wishes."
“You cin’t,” was the sr. ’llii g reply.
“It is new ground, bui it will
be interesting work, and will give me
a chance to lee action, perhaps, be
fore the rest itf the crowd."
The assistant secretary smiled.
“Thinking of the Scorpion, eh,” he
laughed. “Well, I’ll wager a new suit
of clothes against an apple that you’ll
soon have so (much to occupy your
mind that yqur destroys will be
nothing but a Lazy memo'}/.”
“I’ll try to make it so. at ill events,”
laughed Holton. “Good morning, sir.”
“Good morning. You may report
here until further order every day
at this hour.”
“Yes, sir.” Holton tur ed and left,
the office.
The assistant secreta y wheeled
around in his swivel-chair ind thought
deeply for a moment. Thqn he picked
up a paper.
“By George!” he murnjured, "that
young chap is in for a buly time.”
Meantime Holton walked cheerily to
his club, and there met several brother
officers who were keen W billiards.
So the remainder of the d:l was spent
at this diversion. V
He had a table at the B illard for
dinner, whence he intenfd to pro
ceed to the dance. He dfessed with
great care, and at the last thrust into
his hip pocket an article not usually
regarded in polite society as a comple
ment of evening attire —a short, thick,
very serviceable-appearing revolver.
Explanation of Potlatch.
The word potlatch is a corruption
of an Indian word common among the
Pacific coast tribes, meaning fes
tival of gifts. At a pats,hatl (pot
latch) celebration the more personal
property an Indian gives away, blan
kets, ornaments, etc., the higher he
stands in the estimation of his neigh
bors, and the more he expects to re
ceive in return at the next potlatch.
The festival is also accompanied by
music, dancing and feasting.
nana skins at the station, and should
the supply of skins ever run out, let
ters would be delayed.
Some horses show by their man
ners that they don’t forget when they
have suffered pain from operations,
such as firing and docking.
Emily Bronte’s Poems Sold.
One can imagine the sardonic smile
with which Emily Bronte might re
ceive the tidings that five of her un
published poems have been sold for
$195. For, when the three sisters,
heedless of “repeated warnings of va
rious respectable publishers”—as Char
lotte records —“committed the rash act ,
of printing a volume of poems,” the
receipts cannot have totaled much
more than 39 pence. In the space of
a year the publisher disposed of just
two copies! The rest of the edition
was distributed gratis to friends or
sold as- waste paper.
Removing Grease.
Eucalyptus oil will remove grease
or oil from any fabric, no matter how
delicate, and best results are obtained
by gently sponging the soiled parts.
Coiffures Adapted to the Small Hat,
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THE small hat is launched upon one
more season of popularity and
dressing must be adapted to it.
But the very simple coiffures which
have prevailed during the past year
have become too tiresomely popular
to suit women of fashion, or women
who strive for individuality in dress.
They want something new. Therefore,
those divinities that shape our ends
(so far as the arrangement of hair is
concerned) have developed some love
ly new coiffures.
These truly remarkable and beauti
ful styles accommodate the new hat
shapes’, and at the same time answer
the demand for more dignified and
elaborate hair dressing than the pass
ing mode displayed.
There are three different styles to
be featured. One shows the hair
dressed high—on top, of the head —in
another, it is coiled low on the crown,
Washable Materials Will Be Favored,
With Linen, Duck and Gingham
Most Popular.
The chic shirtwaist this fall will be
“No starch" is the verdict for the
fashionable shirtwaist.
Many waists of chiffon will be j
Chiffon waists may 'oe washed if
stiffened with a somewhat stronger
gum water, two teaspoonfuls of the
stock solution to a cupful of water.
Plain shirtwaists will be worn this
fall —linen, duck and gingham being
Extremely simple cuts are the rules
in shirtwaists.
Very close to the man's shirt is
the fall waist for women, elongated
shoulder line and short yoke being
the rule.
Cotton crepe, voile, satin and bro
caded -waists must all have the short
For a plain tailored waist of linen,
madras, pongee or wash silk the yoke
may be omitted and the plaits at
both front and back run to the shoul
Stitching wdll be made prominent on
tailored waists.
“Round stitch’’ will be used on
many of the tailored waists.
Model of creme charmeuse and tulle,
trimmed with edgings of pink ribbon.
Lace fichua.
Suede Belts.
Suede belts that button are seen on
some of the summer street frocks of
thin material. The button holes are
simply slits in the suede and the but
tons are big, round brass ones. There
are three button holes, so that the belt
can be adjusted to the individual waist
as easily a3 a buckled belt can be.
leather belts of all kinds, by the way,
are much worn with linen and cotton
frocks. Some of the figured muslin
frocks show belts In the darker color
found in the figured design. Black
patent leather belts, both narrow and
wide, are worn with other wash frocks.
and in a third the regulation Psyche
knot is worn. In several of the new
styles a higher and slightly curled
fringe appears across the forehead.
In all the new styles the hair is
not much waved, and- in all of them
the ears are covered. In the ma
jority of coiffures three very short,
tiny curls nestle somewhere, either at
neck or peeping out from the knot, or
displaying themselves resting on the
hair just above the ear. They are just
about the prettiest little finishing
touches that can be imagined. Women
call them "cunning" and perhaps they
are; for these little curls appear to
rivet the attention of the masculine
mind with extraordinary force.
By the way, few people realize how
much men admire pretty styles of
hair dressing and good grooming in
the women they know.
Fachion Had Good Reason for Its
Popularity, Which Is Almost Cer
tina to Continue.
There is no doubt that the trans
parent waist of cotton net was the
leader in the race for popularity. The
model in it which sold by the hun
dreds and is still in fashion has a !
■s - .. i
- biWifftweltkßrytzah: , fe&'itar'ga’taereu,
and a loose sleeve that hangs above
the waist with two box pleatings of
lace. The long V shaped neck Is out
lined, and there is a lining, also of
net, which is trimmed across its top
edges with a smaller lace pleating.
On the majority of these waists
there is ribbon attached to the lin
ing. It is done more or less well.
Sometimes there are three bands
around the figure ending in stiff bows
in front; again the top of the lining
is gathered into a two-inch ribbon
band which is finished with a large
flat bow in front.
The whole blouse is loose and ap
pears to fall from the figure, and the
corset cover that goes with it is of
chiffon in flesh color trimmed with
tiny button roses. Now if the blouse
is still selling wherever you are, buy
it. It is unusually becoming. If you
don’t like the ribbon, take it out, or
adjust it to suit your taste.—Washing
ton Star.
Dainty Flowered Hatpins.
The methods of making flowered
ornamental hatpins is easy. An or
dinary hatpin, with a round or pear
shaped top, such as is bought for a
penny or two, is utilized. The head
of the pin is first swathed in wadding,
and then covered with colored silk
or satin, on which should be em
broidered colored beads to represent
the center of the flower. Pieces of
ribbon are next taken to form the
petals. Such flowers as poppies,
daisies and roses are particularly be
coming. The result when\finished is
eminently satisfactory, and often adds
a pleasing dash of color to the gen
eral effect.
Ottoman Revived.
There is a revival of the old-fash
ioned ottoman in the house furnishing
realm. It comes in all sorts of shapes
and sizes and covered with all manner
of silken and tapestry stuffs. One of
the newest ideas is found in the otto
man made especially for the apart,
ment house dweller.
The ottoman is hollow within and
has a top that raises up, showing a
convenient little apartment inside,
where overshoes may be put away or
other small articles stored in tha
house where every inch of space t
Flower Muff.
Have you seen the huge summer
muffs made of artificial flowers?
They are exceedingly decorative, and
are composed of many different kinds
of blossoms, such as roses, Parma vio
lets and orchids. Some of them are
finished with long hanging branches
of the same flowers. Of course, they
have come from Paris, where they
were fashioned for evening fetes and
gay dinners.
Novel Hosiery.
Wonderful ingenuity is exercised in
the matter of smart hosiery, and for
women who like novelties in any form
there is plenty to choose from. Curi
ous effects are contrived with stripes
in lace or silk stockings, varying from
about an eighth of an inch to a fine
hairline. These are eo cunningly
wrought that they give elegance to
the ungainly ankle.
Negotiations To Be Conducted
in Washington.
I This Probable Mission Of Zamacona
In Washington, Where the Con
statutionalists Have Head
Washington.—This city is to be the
scene of negotiations looking to the
end of the bloody factional war in
Mexico that has exacted thousands of
lives, brought the United States and
her Southern neighbor to the verge of
war and caused damage amounting to
hundreds of millions pf dollars. The
mission of Manuel Zamacona to this
country is to bring about an armistice
'between the contending factions. This
definite information was given out by
an official, who declared that Senor
Zamacona is not only an envoy of Gen
eral Huerta, but is also an agent of
the Wilson administration.
“I mean,” said this official, ‘‘that as
both President Wilson and General
Huerta know there can be no election
without an armistice, President Wilson
is as much interested in the success
of Zamacona as are all those in Mex
ico who wish to make an end to this
war. There is no doubt that Zamacona
will be received with operi arms for
the purpose of his mission. The way
will be wide open to him to look after
the finances of the foreign railroads in
Mexico and incidentally, hut only in
cidentally, after funds to put any new
Mexican government on its feet.
“It is learned that Zamacona was
chosen because he is and always has
been at heart a Maderista. He repre
sents really the forces' which are op
posed to Huerta methods, but not
necessarily to Huerta himself. Huerta
has retained Zamacona because of the
great personal power that statesmen
represents in MexicOj and he has been
selected principally because he is no
stranger to Washington and to the
Diplomatic Corps here.
“There is no one who can approach
the rebel leaders with less danger of
a rebuff than Zamacona. The place
to bring about an armistice is Wash
ington. The headquarters of the op
position to Huerta are in this city and
it is understood that from here the
sinews of war are provided for the
“The diplomacy of the Constitution
alists is conducted at Washington, so
that from ai'l points of view and for
the practical results the triangular
negotiations of President Wilson, Gen
eral Huerta and General Carranza
would be hest held here.”
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Bill For Co-Oper tion Between State
and Federal Governments.
Washington.—A modified form of
the agricultural extension 13111 passed
by the House in the last Congress, but
which failed in conference, was intro
duced by Representative Lever, chair
man of the House Committee on Agri
culture. It proposes generally co
operation between the federal and
state governments in experiment work
at the various state agricultural col
leges. with a direct unconditional ap
propriation of SIO,OOO to each state for
field demonstration and home econ
omic work; an additional general ap
propriation -of $300,000 a year, increas
ing at the rate of $300,000 a year for
10 years until the total shall amount
to $3,480,000 annually.
Lieut. F. Acosta, Of Federal Forces,
Crossed Bridge and Began Firing.
El Paso, Texas. —Lieut. E. Acosta,
an officer in General Salazar’s Fed
eral -command at Juarez, crossed the
Stanton street international bridge
and was killed by United States Cus
toms Inspector T. F. Jonah and Im
migration Inspector Thomas N. Hei
fron, after he had opened fire on them
with a rifle. He was shot through the
mouth and arm and his horse, from
which he had dismounted, was shot
through the side. The American offi
cers were uninjured.
Efforts Of Physicians To Awaken
Man Have Failed.
San Jose, Cal. —Wright Keeble, a
visitor here from Tennessee, has been
asleep for 35 days at the home of his
uncle, R. P. Keeble, and many doctors
have tried to awaken him. Keeble
was missing August 1. After a search
he was found sleeping, with boards
for cover, between bales of hay on his
uncle’s ranch.
He Threatened Man's Life For Price
Of Theatre Ticket.
Hazleton, Pa. —Alleging that Frank-
Grillo, who has served time for Black
Hand crimes in Luzerne county came
to liis home and threatened to kill him.
after he had declined to give the price
of admission to a theatre, Frank
Delucca, of Hazleton, shot Grillo dead
on the steps of the Delucca home
Delucca surrendered.
A Second Fence To Be Built About
Beacon, N. Y. —The authorities ai
the Matteawan Hospital for the Crim
inal Insane have begun the erection
of a second fence with a large gate
at the point where Harry Thaw
escaped on August 17, by dashing out
when the gate was opened for the
milkman. As teams enter the
gate it ■will be locked, then the iniiei
gate will be opened, preventing/ at
least, such an escape as Thaw mada

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