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Girl "Was Just Nine Years Old When
, She Became the Wife of Sixty-Year-Old
Io wan.
A New York Word correspondent,
writing from Washington-, la., Bays that,
clad in a dress that scarcely cleared her
knees and with her dark brown hair
falling in long curls over her shoulders,
Gertie Trust, 11 years old, filed a peti
tion before Judge Scott for the annul
ment of her marriage with John Leep
er, 60 years old, a resident of Brighton,
la., whom she had been forceu,to wed,
she declared, when she was nine years
old.:. , .
The girl's story is a shocking revela
tion of the primitive theory, of life
followed by the scarcely : civilized
dvellers in the wild mountainous dis
tricts of Missouri. - ;
! Two years ago, according to" her
story, she lived with ; her mother in
one of the most' inaccessible regions of
the Ozark mountains, near , Lebanon,
Mo. She was then scarcely nine years
old. It was there she first met Leeper.
He made a contract, the details of
which she does not know, with her
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so severe when I straightened up again. Going up or down stairs
made my back ache severely and many a time ray back was so
lame in .the morning on rising that I couldn't get out of bed without
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mother. Leeper stayed in their cabin.
Then a traveling preacher Buck was
his name so far. as the child could re
member came to the cabin. There
was a ceremony, the nature of which
she did not understand, and she was
told she was Leeper's wife.
1 Some months after their marriage
Leeper returned to his home in Iowa.
The girl put , off the long , dresses her,,
mother had forced her to wear for tho '
ceremony and was a child again.
' About a month ago the old man sent
for-his child bride, and her mother
sent her to him.
Neighbors heard her story, and re
fused to let her live with the old man;
County Attorney Benley brought the
case to the attention of the court
Scientists Engaged in International
Hunt for Pathways of
, Earthquakes. '. ' -
For a dozen years to come men of
science propose to engage In a chase
.after earthquakes -wherever they may
manifest themselves throughout the
world. The object is to learn some
thing about earthquakes that may lead
to a discovery of their causes. The
hope 'is that something may develop
which will enable scientists ' to warn
persons in threatened districts in time
so that they, may, escape, just as is
done now in the case of storms. ,
This international hunt for the earth
quake was organized in Strasburg,r
Germany, during the last session of the
International Seismic congress. All.
the nations thati joined in the; work
then have 'agreed' to ifse all available
.government departments to gather sta
tistics about earthquakes and to for
ward them to the central bureau in
Strasbourg. - ;
Rules and regulations have been laid
down for observation, and the members
know just what facts should be gather
ed. Whatever money can be raised
.will be used for the establishmentfof
observatories and experiment stations
in lands that are sufferers from these
The reports which are sent in to the
central station will be edited and pub
lished periodically. v ,,
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An International Love Story with a
Sad Ending Girl Carried Away ,
by Sentimental Notions
and Whims.
Mrs. Irene Tyler Fuwa, a pretty
American girl with fluffy blonde hair
and blue eyes, lives with her parents
at Georgetown, Mass., with her little
boy, a black-haired, beady-eyed little
Jap, in a Buster Brown suit. ' .
' Eight: years : ago Irene eloped with
a Japanese student at Howard uni
versity. She married h.im at An
napolis, thinking he was a Tokio
prince of some kind, and that she loved
him. He deserted her.: She followed
him to Japan and discovered there
that . he was of humble origin, and
that he had grown tired of her and o$
all things American. So she returned
to America. )
Irene Tyler was a college-bred girl,
with a liking tor thinga odd and
quaint In 1891 she left her home at
Georgetown to accept a position as li
brarian at Howard university, at the
national capital.
Tomotsu ' Fuwa,' ' a good-looking
young Jap. was a student at the uni
versity. It w-as supposed ' that ! he
was an attache of the Japanese lega
tion at Washington. But when! the
embassy was changed, he said he pre-,
ferred to remain in America to per
fect his education.
Tomotsu Fuwa took to American
ways with . the - characteristic readi- 4
ness of the Japanese. He wore good
American clothes. He spolfe English
! fluently, v He adapted himself to
American social ways, and took a live
ly interest in everything American. 1
Finally Fuwa Enrolled .himself as
a student in the law department, and
thus becanfe a frequent visitor to the
i library. . There he met Irene Tlyer,
! and she struck his fancy at once,
j He studied so hard, and consulted so
! many, books, that he had to visit the
library many times a day, and each
time he lingered for a little chat with
the pretty librarian. ' - 0
It was not long before all the uni
versity knew that the Japanese law
Student had "serious intentions.
Miss Tyler met him on equal jterms.
She - went with him to social gatherings,-walked
with him in the graves
and spacious grounds surrounding
the nniversity. '
Everybody ; at Howard univeslty
knew how it Jwould end. All knew
tthat Irene Tyler ' believed Tomotsu
Fuwa held a position v of prominence
under the government of the mikado.
She even confided - to ' some of her
friends that he was a prince in dis
guise. V. ' ; " v.
The members of '.the faculty tried
to interfere. . They . told the infatu
ated girl that Tomotsu Fuwa had all
the characteristics , of an ordinary
plebeian , Jap, without any particular
claim to genius. Their warning, how
ever,' only hastened the climax of the
romance, In 1897 Irene Tyler re
signed her position as librarian, went
to - Annapolis, and became Mrs. ' To
motsu ' Fuwa. . - ' . .
i She was proud "of her husband her
Japanese prince in disguise and
took him to' her parents' home for
her honeymoon. Her parents we e
shocked, but accepted " the oriental
son-in-law with what' grace they couM.
The villagers did not approve of the
Jap. ; He was coldly received every
where. Finally he tired of living in
a village and one day kissed his wife'
and baby good-by ' and went home to
Japan. '
No word ever came to' Georgetown",
Mass., from Tokio. Mrs. Fuwa, how
ever, with true American spirit, de
cided she would not be deserted. So
she' packed up her trunks, took her
baby, and went to Japan. '
There, after some search, she found
her' husband, y) He Had lost? all Inter
est in things American. , He had re
sumed native dress, habits and occu
pation, or, rather, indolence
' Mrs. Tomotsu' Fuwa was compelled
o earn her living for herself and her
little boy in a strange land. She read
ily obtained a position as teacher of
English, and sooj became contented
and happy. Except while teaching,
she 'lived as all Japanese women did,
and the costumes 5 and pretty country
delighted her. In other ways, how
ever, life in Japan was a disappoint
ment, and last year Mrs. Fuwa re
turned to Georgetown, where she now
lives, with her , parents. She is
writing short stories of life in Japan,
and declares that when her little
Hamao the name she gave her boy
is older, she will recross . the Pacific,
and make Japan her home.
. . .
American Technical Schools.
, Dr. vWamsley, ! an Englishman, who
recently investigated our technical
schools, reports that he found in 16 of
our prominent institutions 1,381 stu
dents in engineering courses who had
been more than three years in at
tendance, while the latest available
report in Great Britain showed but
56 students in the corresponding class.
ow rorrest won New Laurels
June 10,
Copyright, 1904, by G. L. Kilmer. .
TTt HE Confederate cavalry leader
II General) N. B. Forrest added to
it V his reputation as a great horse
back fighter by winning a re
markable victory at Brice's farm, Mis
sissippi, June ; 10, 1864. : An army of
8,000 Federals under General S. D.
Sturgis marched out of Memphis with
flying colors to sweep Forrest and 'his1
rough riding band off Sherman's line
of communications. Sherman was then
closing in on Atlanta with a large ar
my and drawing his supplies by, rail
from Nashville, Term., hundreds of
miles from the scene of operations.
Twice before within thespace of six
months the ubiquitous raider Forrest
had been slated for destruction by his .
anxious' foemen for., the.', purpose', of
safeguarding . Sherman's march. Gen
'oral Sturgis himself led an expedition
out of Memphis to entrap Forrest at
the time of the Fort Pillow affair in
April, but the movement had failed,
like many others of the same nature in
the course of the war. When Sturgis
came within sight of Forrest at Brice's !
farm he wanted to turn back, but wasr
dissuaded by his officers and formed
for battle on the arc of a circle three
fourths of a mile in extent about half
a mile,. from Brice's house, his right
resting upon the main road along
which he was marching southward.
His force comprised two . brigades , of
cavalry and three" brigades of ' infan
try, with two six gun batteries of light
'.Forrest had with hini,Ly6n's, Ruck- i
er's and Johnson's brigades, all mount-,
ed men, and ..two four' gun batteries,
about 3,200 troops in all, " The ground
where Sturgis formed his men was,ele--yated
and thickly clad with stunted
trees and tangled undergrowth, which
furnished cover for the troops. A. cau
tious soldier in Forrest's place would
have taken a good position across the
valley and compelled his foe to assume,
the initiative, but the impetuous fighter
was fearful of delays and gave the or
der for a general attack.", Sturgis' men
received the assailants with a terrible
fire, and the southern line was repuls
ed, with confusion in some places.. Op
portunely Forrest's, batteries came to
the front at a gallop and opened brisk
ly, on the Federals confronting" Ruck
er's brigade. Under cover of the
cannonade Rucker pushed his line for
ward, but the carnage inflicted ' by
Sturgis firm line again caused the
southerners to waver.
i Sturgis was not on the field during
Forrest's first attack, and his brigade
.1 X-,-. .1
cuiuxuuiiueis xaiieu iu iaiie uuvaniugt;
of the confusion in Forrest's column.
No effort was made to follow up when
ever one of the southern battalions re
coiled from the deadly fire. ,. Neither
did the Federals , attempt . to turn the
flanks of the enemy's shorter line. Stur
gis was five miles in the rear, bringing
up a brigade which had been delayed
by a quagmire in the road produced by
recent heavy rains. His officers at the
front advised him to form the infantry
for battle at some point in the rear of
the fighting line and withdraw the cav
alry to that position. This he declined
to do and massed his whole command
in front of Forrest, with his artillery
stationed along the road. '" .
; It was past noon when Sturgis
brought up the last troops and For
rest saw that ; his foe was being re
enforced. ; Ordering his artillery -captains:
to double shot the pieces with
canister, Forrest led them to within
sixty yards of the Federal line just
as Sturgl3 was taking' the offensive
and his -troops emerging into open
ground near Brice's house. After two
or three discharges from each of the
eight guns in position the brigades
of Lyon and Johnson charged upon the
Federal left flank. The Federals were
pressed slowly back upon t Brice's
house by this flank attack. Meanwhile
Rucker'3, brigade! re-enforced during
te fight by two regiments under Colo
nel Bell, moved forward across the
fields and over fences, using their re
volvers freely, toward the housed At
this point the . slaughter was fearful.
Fully 800 Federals according to Con
federate accounts, - lay ' dead and
wounded around the house. ,
, For a time this assault was held in
check by the steady fire of Sturgis'
cavalry on the front line. Finally,
when Forrest's rnen . pressed up to
within seventy paces of the center of
the Federal line, it gave way, expos
ing the flank of Colonel George E.
Waring's brigade, which held a posi-.
tion in the woods and up to that time
had beaten back every advance of the
foe. . Waring fell back and carried
along Winslow's brigade as well..-.
Forrest's line, now shortened , and
strengthened, pressed on after the re
treating Federals. Six of Sturgis'.
guns, were captured around Brice's
house. In a charge of the Eighth Ken
tucky cavalry upon this battery the
color bearer was disabled by a shot,
and Sergeant Brown of Company . A
seized the falling flag, : rushed ahead
of the line and placed it upon one of -the
Federal guns. t -
Forrest's artillerists promptly man
ned the captured guns and turned
them upon the Federals. The fire from:
these pieces disabled the horses at
tached to another Fedeml battery,
which was abandoned to the pursuers.
Meanwhile Forrest's own batteries un
der Morton and Rice galloped forward
and opened a canister fire upon the
Federals crowded in the single road
leading to Tishimingo creek, where
there was a bridge still standing.
The day was sultry and hot, and the
troops brought to the field by Sturgis
were worn and distressed with the long
march ..The bridge was blocked with
wagons, the teams . of which had been
shot down, and the- retreating soldiers
rushed into the creekxto pass the ob
structions. , Forrest ordered his .cav
alry to halt and reorganize for more
effective pursuit ; As soon as the bridge'
could be cleared of wagons anil debris
two guns of Rice's Confederate battery
worked their way through and, taking
( favorable positions, harassed . the re
treating troops on .the-, banks of the
Tishimingo. ; ; , . .
The., delay of the pursuers at the
bridge gave Sturgis lime to rally his
.line.y For half an hour he gave vigor
ous battle, his men charging their , pur
suers and hurling them back upon
Rice's guns. . About' 5 o'clock (this sec
ond line wast smashed by a flanking
fire on the left and the artillery on the
right. -Rice's battery hurled double
; charges ; of canister into the Federal
ranks, 'and Lyon's brigade rushed for
ward completing the rout. ' Sturgis
'colored, brigade "made an ineffectual at
tempt1 to hold on, but finally dissolved
- , under 'the cirhister of Rice" s guns.;
The largest part of Sturgis' wagon
train1,' numbering 250 and containing
ten, days;', rations for the troops and a
large-supply of ammunition, fell into
Forrest's - hands, with 1,500 unwounded
prisoners of war. Forrest captured
fourteen ' pieces' of artillery in action.
Sturgis retreated all night and reached
Ripley, twenty-four miles from Brice's
farm, early on July- 11. An attempt
was: made to reform v the " command
there and give further battle, but a.
sing-m regiment or Tennessee troopers,
only ,250 strong, appeared, on the road
behind the town, and, after checking;
an attack in this quarter, . which threat
ened to cut the line of retreat, the Fed
erals again marched on toward Mem
phis. . ( .. ;
Forrest in person reached Ripley at
8 o'clock on the 11th and 'but for his
iv, impetuosity might Have had time to
inflict another terrible blow upon Stur
gis. Only a single regiment was at
hand besides his escort, and with them,
he attacked. The Federals fought
bravely,; losing a hundred men, . in
cluding Colonel G. M: McCraig of the
One ; Hundred , and .Twentieth Illinois
infantry. In" this fight General Grier
son, commander of the. Federal cavr
airy, narrowly escaped capture at. the
hands of Forrest's youngest brother,
Colonel Jesse Forrest Finding them
selves beset in the rear and on the
flanks, the Federals abandoned the
ground before a strong column which
i - Forrest - had : sent around' their rear
t .1 x .1 J X AA9 XI. H
could get into position , to cut off the
retreat of the1 rear guard. ' -
Forrest set out by a . roundabout
road to head' pff the enemy at Salem.
Before, reaching that place he fell ex-
hausted f rou ; his saddle and lay for
an hour by the roadside in a state of
stupor. " lie had covered fifty-eight
miles in ; twenty-four - hours, besides
the rides . back and forth during the
maneuvers of battle, and, although a
man of iron, frame, the ordeal had
, proved too much for him. :
The Confederates claim that Forrest
surpassed his previous records in this
affair at Brice's farm. Their captures
of artillery are fixed at nineteen guns,
including two which tbe Federals
buried. - They also took '. twenty field
ambulances and over 400 draft horses.
The ; Confederates state that they
buried 1,900 Federals and took cap
tive 2,000 officers and nffen, including
the wounded. Their own loss is set
down at 140 officers and men killed
and nearly 500 wounded.
The Confederates also state that For
rest brought , but 2,300 men into ac
tion, as every fourth man was detail
ed as horse holder, the troopers fight
ing on , foot. . The- adjutant of ; the
Fourth Missouri cavalry (Federal) of
Colonel Waring's brigade says that
the enemy in view did not exceed 2,500
men. This officer admits that Forrest
was outnumbered at least three to
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-. ' : rBjr . Guy Humphrey McMftiter 4-
OXJt HUMPHREY McMASTER, . poet, w.s born In Clyde, N. T.t In
1329 and ; die(J In Bath; N. Y.; in 1887. He was educated at Hamilton
college, where he earned a reputation for brilliancy. At nineteen he
wrote his beet known poem, reproduced below, which is also known as
. "Carmen Bellicosum" . ("A Song of War'.'). Mr. McMaster abandoned
literature for the Jaw, although he contribute from time to time to
periodicals. In later ; life he filled the positions of county judge and'
surrogate.-,. .;-(-.- . ' v. . ' "
N their ragged regimentals.
Stood the old Continentals,
Yielding: not.
While the . grenadiers were ;
. ' lunging,
And like hail fell the plunging
Cannon-shot: ; ; ?
When the flies ' ' ' "
Of the isles, ' ;
From the" smoky night-encampment, '
bore" the banner of .the rampant .
' ' . . "Unicdrrt;. ;
And grummer, grummer, grummer,
V 1 rolled the roll of the drummer
i-, Through the morn! . i
-' "i . - '- ':! .'"j' a "- ' -
Then with eyea to;tae front all,
And with guns horizontal,
Stood our sires: f . v
, While the balls whistled deadly, .
f. And in streams flashing redly
Biased the fires:.- . r
x As the roar : . :
." ' - On the Shore' '. .' ' . i ,
Swept the strong battle-breaker o'er
" . the green-sodden acres - : - - .
, Of the plain:, s
And louder, louder, louder, cracked the
black' gunpowder,
Cracking. amain!
Xove ;l3 a
eloved Tor
By .Mrs.
S love a good thing
: Adam loved Ere and LOST PARADISE; Paris
-loved Helen, and thousands l of lives 'were offered iaa a
hecatomh to her charms; Cleopatra loved Antony and
lost both Egypt and her own life ; Henry VIII. loved s;
good many wives and CUT OFF THEIR HEADS
so that he might love, yet another one better, and so on.
. "Cherchez la femme," commanded the subtle diplomat whbn s
puzzling crime or complicated mystery was brought before him. And
ho was i wise,; but in rather a one sided fashion, for if women havo
often incited men to. crime or conspiracy they have also very often
committed crimes themselves for the sake of some man, and haves
also allowed themselves to bp used as tools that the man they loved
might attain the success pf a crime in which they did not sympathize
In fact, I do not know whether the disastrous effects of love havo
fallen most heavily up'on the masculine or the feminine majority of
mankind; but it is safe to say that 90 PER CENT ; OF THE RE
i RACE ; '. ,
' And yet do we wish to do away with love? Had xro tho to
modeling of a world, of which we so loudly coinplain at times should
we modify existing conditions very essentially ? ,-. ;
AND SURtLY GOOD people are bound to .love their enc-
Cupid is not a benevolent deity ; quite the. reverse. In fact, ha
far more nearly resembles Puck and Ariel, those "tricksy sprites"5
whose chief delight seems to be in tormenting and teasing the very;
mortals they prefer to serve. But yet we cannot do without Cupid.
We could iar better spare a better man," and those whom he kindly,
refrains from tormenting are always VAINLY COAXING him to
'visit them. ' ' ; ' ' ' ''"''! " "
Let us say, then, that love, like fire-and water and air, is a good
servant, but a bad master. But here again bur own words mock us,
for are we not always declaring that LOVE IS LORD OF AIL',
and, if so, how dare we speak of him as a bad master ? A -
We can in a measure control conflagrations and floods and avoid
cyclones while adapting fire and water and air to our own uses, but
who has got out a patent for a love escape, or a love embankment, ' p.
a beneficent love trade wind, or a safety latitude for lovers?
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2 lbs Lard ... 25c '
1 lb Pigs' Fftet . . . .. . . ..... . . 30c
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1 bottle Beef, Iron and Wdne . . 50c
1 lb Coffee 35c
1 dozen Oranges 30c
1 dozen Lemon? .....j........ 25c
1 .bottle Root Beer Extract . .v. lOo
Main Street
Tel. 7U-4
Tuesday and Friday.
Now like smiths at their forges
: Worked the red St. George's ' ;
Cannoneers, " '
And the villainous saltpetre
Rang a fierce, discordant metre
Round our ears:, ,,f
As the swift
I Storm-drift, "
With hot sweeping anger, came tLe
'horse-guard's clangor '.
' On our flanks.' a t
Then higher, higher, higher, burned
the old-fashioned fire
Through the ranks!,
Then the bare-headed Colonel '
Galloped through the white Infernal
Powder-cloud; t
And his broadsword was swingles:,
. And his brazen thepat was ringing
Then the blue
Bullets flew.
And the trooper-jackets redden at the
. touch of the leaden i (
Rifle-breadth; . v v
And rounder, rounder, rounder, roared
the iron six-pounder,
Hurling death! -
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