MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. JUNF 27. 1902.
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Author of"The Mouse on IU* Harsh," cfc-j
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Now She intention of the two con
spirators, who wore conspiring, with
out Clifford's knowledge, to cure hin
of his infatuation, was to keep thli
luckless adventure from coming to hil
ears. But lt leaked out In spite 01
them., aud one evening, when thej
were enjoying their pipes in the rooms
they shared together, they fount
themselves confronted with King him
self, in a state of boiling indignation.
lt was in vain they tried to prove tc
him how laudable their intention;
had been, how much for the good ol
the young lady herself it would have
been if they could have cleared up Um
"If you could have cleared it up, nc
ene would have been more thankful
moro grateful than I," retorted Clif
ford, whose face had grown haggard
with anxiety, with unhappiness on
Nell's account. "But to send a young
fool, without tact, without delicacy,
like Lowndes, spying about, and mak?
ing a thundering idiot of himself?
why it was more what you would ex?
pect of a couple of schoolboys than of
two full-grown men cut, of Hanwell!"
"As to that," replied Conybeare,
mildly, "I don't know that Lowndes
has less tact than anybody else. I
must say that, in the circumstances, I
should have acted very much as he
did: at least as far as following the
woman to the room and through the
window was concerned. One doesn't
stand upon strict ceremony with a
thief, even a female one."
"Nell Claris is not a thief!" cried
Clifford, with excitement. "I would
not believe it if all the judges and
magistrates in England told me so!"
"Ah, that's it! You will not believe.
But, my dear fellow, clo you think
Lowndes had anything to gain by tell?
ing a story which showed him in such
a ridiculous and undignified light?"
"I think that if he had been a man
DJf more judgment and tact he would
have found out something worth find?
ing out, and not have made an ass of
- himself during the proceedings."
"Now, my dear Clifford, you are un?
reasonable, as all persons suffering
from your ailment are." said Cony?
beare, rising, and standing in a judl
rial attitude in front of the fire. "Be?
cause you admire this young woman,
you think she is incapable of a crime
which has. in my opinion, been traced
clearly home to her. If the woman
whom Lowndes saw and followed was
not Miss Claris, how was lt that she
made, when pursued, straight for Miss
Claris'* room'.'1 Could Miss Claris have
a bedfellow?there was only one. bed
In the* room?without knowing it? If
<she had a bedfellow, would not some
person in the house have been ac
'jua il. ted with the fact, aud would not
the sudden disappearance of this per?
son arouse suspicion oven in the inno?
cent mind of Miss Claris?"
"But I don't believe a word of the
whole story. Lowndes had too much
whisky before going to bed, and hav?
ing his mind full of tales you had told
him, he dreamed that he saw a woman
in the room, and started in pursuit of
a wholly imaginary figure. You know
he admits he had nothing stolen. The
only part of the story which I do be?
lieve is his own idiotic flight through a
door and a window, and the bath in
the river which sobered him."
"All right," said Conybeare. "It's
no business of mine whether you be?
lieve Lowndes or not. Let us drop the
But to Clifford there was only one
subject in the world, and as he could
not talk about that he would not talk
about auything. He sat moodily si?
lent for ten minutes, paying no heed
to the conversation of the other two.
and then abruptly took his leave.
As soon as he had gone Conybeare
showed great excitement.
"Look here," said he, with deter?
mination, "that fellow's being ruined
by his infatuation for this little jade.
It' we don't manage to bring matters
to a climax he'll be beforehand with
us by going down and marrying her,
or some such folly. We've tried send?
ing down au amateur detective, and
lt's been a failure. Let's try a profes?
But Willie hung back.
"I don't quite like to do that," ob?
jected he. "Supposing the girl didn't
do it, after all, you know? It would
make us feel rather small, wouldn't
lt? And then, of course, Clifford would
be more madly infatuated than ever.
He would rush down with a license in
one pocket and a ring iu the other, and
she'd come back 'Mrs. Klug' in thc?
twinkling of au eye."
"Well, and why on earth shouldn't
he. if the girl's all right?" said Cony?
beare, composedly. "I should have
nothing to say against that."
"But I should." persisted Willie. ^It
you hadn't persuaded me to think her
a thief I should have liked her to be
'Mrs. Jordan.' And if she does turn
out to be innocent-"
"She wou't," replied Conybeare,
placidly. "I am not lu love with the
girl, and I can see with clear eyes.
But she's so preciously artful that lt
would take a clever chap to bring her
to book. I shall call rouud at a detec?
tive agent's to-morrow."
Now although both the friends were'
careful to keep the fact of this deter-'
ruination from Clifford's ears, thej
young barrister was shrewd enough to
guess that, having gone so far unsuc?
cessfully, they would feel bound to
take some steps to vindicate their sa?
So fully convinced was he that they
would make some fresh attempt to fix
I the guilt of the robberies on Nell that
he went down to Courtstairs at the
end of the week, and on the Sunday
morning walked over to the Blue Lion
with the intention of warning her that
she and her uncle would probably be
subjected to more annoyance of the
kind from which they had recently
His road lay past Shingle End, and
as he approached Colonel Bostal's
house he overtook the old gentleman
and his daughter on their way back
The colonel, recognizing Clifford, as
the latter merely raised his hat and
would have passed, called him to stop.
"No, no," said he, good-humoredly,
"we don't get so many visitors down
from London at this th. e of year that
we can afford to let you go by like
Miss Bostal, however, was less cor?
dial. She did not offer to shake hands
with him. and she eyed his tweed suit
nnd low-crowned hat with open dis?
"I am afraid," said Clifford, "that
Miss Bostal thinks I haven't brought
enough of London down with me."
The colonel laughed, and said they
would overlook that. Bub the prim lit?
tle lady said icily:
"I know that young men take things
easily, nowadays. It is the fashion.
But it used to be thought rather shock?
ing to see a gentleman on Sundays
without a frock coat and a tall bat. I
am_ old-fashioned and prejudiced, I
Her father interrupted her.
"Good gracious, Theodora, if you are
old-fashioned, what ought I to be?
And I should think Mr. King very fool?
ish to walk along a country road In
his Bond-street get-up on Sunday or
any other day."
"Oh, It is I who am foolish!" retorted
Miss Theodora. "I suppose the clergy?
man didn't mind; he gets too much
used to that sort of thing nowadays.
But in my young days a vicar would
have felt himself insulted if any mem?
ber of the upper classes had appeared
at service in such a costume."
Even the colonel, who was presum?
ably accustomed to his daughter's va?
garies, was astonished at her acrimo?
nious tones. Clifford, who was hardly
prepared with au answer, was much
relieved when she made an excuse of
preparing dinner to leave him with
As the spare figure, with its curious?
ly old-fashioned dress of fifteen years
back, lifted up its skirts with both
hands, in the ancient manner, and dis?
appeared into the house, the colonel
"I need not apologize for my daugh?
ter, I suppose," he said, with a twinkle
in his eye. "Women fossilize moro
quickly than we do, you know."
"I really began to feel rather fright?
ened," said Clifford. "I was speculat?
ing as to what would happen If I
''should let slip the fact that I hadn't
been to church at all this morning."
"She knew that as well as we did, I
imagine," said the colonel. "The vicar
gave us au hour aud ten minutes of it
this morning, so I suppose she felt bit?
"I don't see why she should have
vented her feelings on me," murmured
But the old gentleman suddenly
stopped short. He had been walking
on with Clifford in the direction of the
"I have it!" he exclaimed with con?
viction. "It's on account of Nell Cla?
ris, her little protege. My daughter is
very indignant about the way in which
the girl has been persecuted lately,
and I suppose she thinks that you
have had something to do with lt."
"Then indeed she is wrong!" cried
Clifford, hotly. "Nobody is more an?
gry that I am about it. Aud you will
believe me wLeu I tell you that I have
come dowu on purpose to ask Nell,
and for the second time, to be my
~ The _ old_ gentleman listened with,
"Come back with me; do come in?
side the house with me for one min?
ute," he said, with as much excite?
ment as the young man himself had
shown. "Theodora will bo ready to
embrace you when she hears."
But Clifford, who was in no hurry
to be embraced by Theodora, excused
himself. He had so little time, he
said, he was afraid he should hardly
be able to get back to Courtstairs be?
"Tell Miss Theodora," said he, "that
I am very grateful to her for believing
in my darling girl. I call her mine,
although she won't give me the right to
do so. But I haven't given up hope,
and I shall not do so, even if she re?
fuses me again."
Still it was with very little conn
'dence In his immediate chances of sue
cens that Clifford, after taking leave
of the colonel, walked briskly on to j i?
the little Inn. He had written to ?
Nell three or four times, without re- s
celving a ulogie linc in answer. She t
had not returned his letters; she must
She saw him as soon as he saw he
stopped, turned pale, and ran a fe-1
steps to the left, evidently with th
hope of escaping into the fields bellin
a group of cottages which stood bi
tween her and the inn. But Cliffor
was too quick for her. She saw b
the pace by which he approached tha
it was useless to try to avoid him, s
she gave up the attempt, aud cam
steadily on with her eyes on th
"Miss Claris! Nell!" said he, in
low voice, as be came up to her.
She raised, her eyes to his face for
have received and had probably rea>
them. If there was anything to hop
for in that fact, he might hug th
thought to his heart; but. considerin
the terms in which he had writter
the warmth with which he begged he
to let him come down and see hei
there was very little eucouragemerj
He was luckier than he had venture,
to expect. For as he came over th
little bridge which spanned the rive
he saw Nell herself approaching th
house from the opposite direction. Sh
had her prayer-book in her hand, an
was evidently returning from Stroau
where she had been to church,
moment only, andTne saw" that a grea
change had taken place in the gil
since he had last seen her. There wa
in her face a sullen expression, as dil
ferent as possible from the chiidlik
openness of face and manner whicl
had seemed to him her greatest chara
And his heart smote him as h
thought that this change had bcei
brought about, though unintentionall;
indeed, by him.
"You are not glad to see me, I cai
see that," he went on, hurriedly, as ls
turned and kept pace with her. "O
course. I had no right to expect tha
you would be, but still I had hoped."
She made no answer.
"You got my letters?"
"Yes," answered Nell, in a tone ii
which he was surprised to detect a tre
"You know that I asked you to lc
me come down?"
"I?I did not write to say that yoi
But her tone was not angry, ht
"Well, I did wait as long as I could
but, Nell, I was too miserable to wail
any longer. And now that I see you
and see that you look changed, and
think thjit it is my fault, I feel as il
I could hang myself."
He hoped she would say something,
but she did not. After a few mo?
ments' silence he saw that a tear was
falling down her cheek.
"Oh, my darling!" broke out Clif?
ford, unable to restrain himself any
onger, "won't you let me marry you
iud take you away? You have known
ne long enough now, haven't you?"
But Nell shook her head.
"I would never marry any one till
his affair of the robberies was cleared
ip," answered she, firmly.
"And can't you help us to find it
At this her face changed, She
ooked up at him with an expression
>f angry defiance.
"That is what you came dowu for,
hen?to see whether I could tell you
inything, and satisfy your curiosity
vlthout your having the trouble Of
lending any more detectives down!'-'
ihe cried, uttering the words with
ireathless rapidity, while her frame
hook from head to foot. "No, Mr.
viug, I don't know anything, and if I
lid I wouldn't tell you. You have bo
;un by prying into this business your
iwa way; you may finish it you owu
"Nell, surely you don't think I had
nything to do with that wretched
?usiuess! You can't think so?you
an't! Why, it is to warn you that I
ave come?to waru you that some one
lse may be sent. Mind, I don't know
his; I only guess it, but I thought it
Ight that you should know."
But instead of seeming grateful for
lie informatiou, Nell evidently took it
s a fresh offense.
"Why should you warn me?" she
sked, and the pallor of her face gave
lace suddenly to a red blush of au
er. "Is it that I may put a check to
ly larcenous propensities until he has
one away again?"
"Nell, Nell, how can you 3 You
"ould not if you knew how horribly
makes me suffer!"
"Suffer! Ah, it does matter when you
iffer, doesn't it? But when it is only
country innkeeper's niece who suf
?rs. who cares? And yet one would
ave thought ? ono would have
She broke dowu completely aud
iirst into tears. Clifford was at least
i unhappy as she, and there waa
oisture In his own eyes as he tried in
lin to comfort her. He did succeed
; last, however, in making her con
?ss that she had never believed \tioj
? had any share in the sending from
wn of the amateur detective, Jack
owndes. As for the fresh arrival
hich Clifford told her to expect she
irugged her shoulders about it when
ie had grown a littl? calmer.
"Let them send him," she said, reek
ssly. "I shall not even advise my
ide to refuse to let him stay, even
I guessed who he is. It must all b?
und out some day, and the harder
ey try, i\\e sooner it will all be over.'
As she was now quite calm and
y-eyed, Clifford made ono more at
mpt.to get at her own real views of
e mystery. She had grown kindei
him, and had acquitted him of ali
ame. For her own sake he must
ike use of the opportunity,
ind again when he put his question
ere came Into the girl's face that cu
ms look, as if a vague, haunting
emory had disturbed her mind.
'I tell you solemnly, I have no more
ja than you have yourself." said
e. "I will confess now that I had a
rt of horrible sort of half-idea be
To be Continued* J*^' " ?**
HE SAID SOLDIERS
A Slander That Led to a Fatal Fight io
QUARRELED AT A CHURCH PARTY.
Rejected Suitor, lo Anger a Former Soldlci
in (be GoJIant Math infantry. Calls Ameri?
can Soldiers in tbe Philippines Hoodlums
snd Cowards?Knives and Pistols are
Drawn?One Man Killed and Three Other*
Knoxville, Tenn. (Special).?A slan?
derous attack upon the American Anny
in the Philippines made at a garden par?
ty given by a church near here started
a desperate fight which is likely to cost
four lives. One man?the traducer ol
the soldiers?is dead and three others
including a discharged regular, who re?
cently returned from Manila, and who
defended the name of the military, arc
probably fatally wounded. The affray
caused the greatest consternation in the
crowd gathered at the party. Firearm?
and knives were used, and dozens oi
the men about the place became involv?
ed in the quarrel as partisans or peace?
makers before quiet was restored. The
dead: John Kennedy, aged 45. The in
jured: Alonzo Bargcr, stabbed 20 times
cannot recover. Charles Hobbs, badly
cut about the face, neck and breast. Lin?
coln Monday, stabbed and jugular vein
almost severed. Rivalry for the favoi
of a young woman had a part in bring?
ing about the encounter. Monday thc
successful suitor had incurred thc en
mity of Barger, who had as supporter?
Hobbs and Kennedy. The quarrel be?
gan with a mild exchange >of personali?
ties. Then Barger said: "Two-thirds ol
the American soldiers who went to thc
Philippines were hoodlums and othei
third were cowards."
Monday, who served three years ir.
the archipelago as a member of the
Ninth Infantry, and who is a survivor
of the massacre of Company C at Bal
angiga, Samar, sprang to his feet anc
gave Bargcr the lie.
Thc latter, encouraged by Hobbs, re?
peated his charge, and Monday started
to attack him. Before those near thc
combatants realized the seriousness ol
the affair Barger and Hobbs had drawn
sheath knives and began slashing aboui
them with the evident purpose of injur?
ing Monday and any who might come
to his assistance. After being fright?
fully cut Monday got a revolver and fa?
tally wounded Kennedy.
WORK CONGRESS HAS DONE.
Few Words for Each Recalling thc Fate of
Washington, D. C.' (Special).?With
the approach of the final adjournment ot
Congress it is interesting to glance over
the work of the session already accom?
plished and yet in prospect. This is
done in the following paragraphs:
Killed the Nicaragua Canal bill and
passed the Panama Canal bill.
Killed the bill for a government cable
to the Philippines and decided not tc
interfere with private enterprises
pledged to breaking the monopoly.
Passed a river and harbor bill aggre?
Passed a public building bill aggre?
Passed an irrigation bill and commit
ted the Government to the policy of re
claiming arid lands of the West.
May pass a bill for the civil govern
ment of the Philippines.
Passed many thousands of ipecial pen
Prohibited the sale of oleomargeiin.
Repealed all the war taxes, amounting
to about $70,000,000.
The Ship Subsidy bill passed by tin
j Senate was killed in thc House.
The Chinese Exclusion law was re
Appropriated $360,000 for thc remod
eling of the White House.
Passed appropriation bills exceeding
that of any Congress at its first session
except thc war Congress.
Has failed to relieve Cuba.
Turned its back on the plan to pro
vide for the national defense by enact?
ing a militia law.
Refused to pass a bill for a general
staff of the anny.
Pigeonholed all thc reciprocity trca
ties, ignoring the words of the late
President McKinley, "Thc period of ex?
clusiveness has passed."
May go on record as being unable to
agree on a comprehensive measure foi
the suppression of anarchy.
Considered consular reform as of il ttl c
Failed to grasp the trust issue anc,
has passed no legislation for the regula?
tion of trusts, ignoring the recommen?
dation of thc President and the Indus?
Set its face against tariff revision and
Postponed action on thc bill creating
the Department ot Commerce which
passed the Senate.
Has not placed restriction of any sort,
other than those now in effect, on Eu?
Spaniard is a White Man.
Portland, Ore. (Special).?The Su?
preme Lodge, Ancient Order United
Workmen, before adjournment herc,
made numerous decisions upon points
of lodge laws. The question was rais?
ed whether a Spaniard is a white man
within the meaning of the regulations,
and it was held that he is. In Arizona
and New Mexico thc question was rais?
ed whether a Mexican is a white man.
The decision was that the Mexicans of
Spanish descent are white, but that thc
Mexicans of Indian blood are not.
Dody Found Sank in a Lake.
Ogdensburg, N. Y., (Special).?Thc
body of George H. Robertson, of Depey-,
ster, missing since last October, was,
found in a lake not far from his own.
home. The skull was crushed in and,
the body appears to have been fastened
to a weight to hold it down in the lake.
Foul play was suspected by a brother of
Robertson at the time of the disappear?
ance and searching parties were organ?
ized. A few days ago Mrs. Robertson
announced her marriage to Ralph Hav?
ens, of this town.
SUMMARY OF THE LATEST NEWS.
Thc torpedo boat destroyer Hull wa
launched at the yards of thc Harlan I
Hollingsworth Company. The vessc
was christened by Miss "Mabel Hull, c
Newton, Mass, a grandniece of Ad
mitral Hull, after whom thc vessel i
The anthracite coal miners have no\
been on strike six weeks. The strike o
1900. in which thc men won a 10 pe
cent increase, lasted just that long. Th
end of thc present struggle is not i:
George Williams, a Danish negro, wa
picked up adrift by the schooner Bake
and brought to Norfolk. He had beei
for 10 days without food and drink am
was almost insane.
A mortgage for $15,000,000 from th
Virginia Passenger and Power Compaiv
to thc Merchants' Trust Company c
New York, trustee, was filed in Peters
Three Italians who brutally assaults
David James, of New Kensington. Pa.
and fatally wounded his son, had a nar
row escape from lynching.
The Southern Railway, the Seaboan
Air Linc and other railroads have beei
indicted by thc United States Gram
Jury at Atlanta on charges of violatinj
the Interstate Commerce Law rclatim
to pooling of cotton ra;cs.
Indictments were ' returned by tlv
Philadelphia Grand Jury charging mein
hers of a school boord with conspiracy
to extort money in connection with thi
appointment of school teachers.
Thc International Association of Boo
and Shoe Workers, in convention at De
troit, decided to hold the defense func
of the organization down to $60,000.
Johann Most was sentenced to om
year in the penitentiary for the incendi
arv 'article he wrote when Presidenl
McKinley was assassinated.
Annie Reno, aged 10 years, was fa
tally burned at Braddock, Pa., and tom
others who went to her assistance wert
Judge Hancey. of Illinois, gave a dc
cision that the Illinois Anti-trust Law
of 1891 is unconstitutional and void i;
all its part?.
The body of a Miss Bartiicld wea
found in Choctaw county, Ala., with hei
throat cut. A search is being made foi
Walter Gordon, who killed Charles
Daw, a farmer cf Manitoba, and JacoV
Smith, Daw's hired man, was hanged
for his crime.
Pedro Feleise, a leader of the lad
rones, who is accused of many atroci?
ties, was captured with a number of his
Anthony O. Sherman, cashier of the
Merchants Bank, of Newport. R. I.,
shot- himself and the bank was closed.
Dr. Joseph P. Cobb, of Chicago, was
elected president ol' the American Insti?
tute of Homeopathy.
Forest fires arc causing loss of life
and immense destruction ot property in
the State of Washington.
New York dealers are negotiating
with a view of importing Cardiff coal
unlcsstthc strike soon ends.
The third trial of Jessie Morrison for
the murder of Mrs. Olin Castle was bc
gun at Eldorado, Kan.
No trace has yet been found of :he
missing American teachers in the Phil?
Thc Supreme Court of Virginia decid?
ed against thc father in thc petition of
Dr. Otto Meyer for the custody of the
child because thc father declared him?
self an unbeliever.
United States Judge Wing, at Cleve?
land, Ohio, gave a decision which will
enable thc Great Lakes Towing Company
to demand that thc striking tugmen's
licenses bc revoked.
Colgate University conferred thc de?
gree of LL. D. on .r>ereno E. Payne.
chairman of the Ways and Means Com?
mittee of the House of Representatives.
Prof. R. E. Blackwell was elected pres?
ident of Ranu'olph-Macon College, in
Virginia, to succeed Rev. Dr. W. G.
Bishop Nicholson, of the Milwaukee
Diocese, created a sensation in his dio?
cese by declaring against the use of to?
President Harper, cf the University of
Chicago, announced plans to expend $1.
200,000 on a secondary school quad?
Nel Anderson, Jr.. 17 years of age.
ion of a prominent merchant of Brig
lam, Utah, was kidnapped.
Over 100 teachers in the national
schools at St. Petersburg have been ar?
rested on the charge of circulating
?evolutionary ideas. It is another illus
xatoin of how the discontent in Russia
In an interview in London Mr. Ber?
nard N. Baker said his shipping com
jinc would welcome the other proposed
British combine if is developed into
-A number of American millionaires
trill soon arrive at Kiel on their steam
achts to witness the regatta. Emperor
William will take part in the races.
American sharpers have been work
ng off notes of thc American Confeder
icy upon unsuspecting tradesmen ai
jennine United States money.
There is much speculation in London
is to whether the transport Bavarian,
vith the British troops returning from
3011th Africa, will arrive in time for the
In the British House 01 Commons
.ord Beresford again made a fierce at
ack on the Admiralty on account of thc
leficiencies in the navy.
Emperor William made a speech at
\ix la Chapelle in which he made a
trong plea for the obscrvence of re
Coronation Day will be celebrated as
. day of mourning by thc United Irish
.cague of Ireland.
Lord Brassey, testifying before the
louse of Commons Committee on Stem
hip Subsidies, said the government
hould assist thc Cunard Line to retain
: under the British flag.
The New York Sub-treasury state
rent shows that thc banks have losl
75,000 during the week.
The Norfolk & Southern director*
ave declared regular quarterly divi
end of 1 per cent., payable July 10.
According to the statement issued by
olin Stanton, the domestic production
f copper during May was 25.763 tons.
The General Chemical regular quar?
ry dividend of 1 1-2 per cent, on th:
referred stock has been declared, pay
blc July I.
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CONTENDING F03 A PRINCIPLE <
Good Example of t>iil>!>!ot That Vrevall <
In I>?5>1 Practice. ,
An English writer gives a good ex- I
ample of those quibbles in legal prac- '?
tice that have a sort of fascination for <
certain mlnd3. Some years ago, while j
traveling on the continent, he met the I I
principal lawyer for the government j 1
of one of the principalities, who told 1
him of a curious legal question. It
had reference to a railway station at
the boundary between two principali?
Someone standing outside the win?
dow of the ticket office had put his
hand through and robbed the till In?
side. The boundary line lay between
where the thief stood and the till, so
that he was actually in one territory
while the crime was committed In an?
other. Here was a nice nut for the
gentlemen learned in the law to crack.
Which of the principalities should un?
dertake the prosecution of the crimi?
At it they went In good earnest, and
the arguments on either side were
long and vehement, till the whole case
was embalmed in many volumes. At
hast one side yielded so far as to say:
"We will permit you, as an act of
courtesy, to prosecute, while at the
same time reserving all our sovereign
At this point of th? recital I asked,
"And how did the prosecution end?"
"Ah! That ls quite another mat?
ter," said my friend. "There was no
prosecution; we were only arranging
what we should do when we caught
the robber; bul we never caught him."
Says German Ki Idlers Are Overrated.
A Russian mllivary expert says that
the principal qualities of the German
soldier are boundless arrogance and
unlimited confidence in his own prow?
ess. The German soldier is trained
to regard himself as superior to any
other soldier in the world, a system
which produces a dangerous tendency
to underestimate the strength of an
enemy. He is not without good quali?
ties, but his tenacity of purpose and
staying power are weak, he is a fight?
ing machine, utterly without initiative,
and would be helpless If required to
act on his own judgment in a position
of difficulty. He has to be fed and
pampered in a comparatively luxuri?
ous way In order to be kept in fit con?
dition, and lt is more than doubtful
that he would be able to stand the
hardships of a long campaign. Th&
article states, in conclusion, that the
German array is absurdly overrated,
and it expresses tae opinion that Rus?
sia can contemplate the possibility of
a wax with Germany with perfect se?
5HINESE HELP THE CRIMINALS
ircat Difficulty Expeiinnced Iq Conrlct
iii? a Celestial Murderer.
Just to see how hard it is to convict
L Chinese accused of participation in
me of the highbinders' wars, I will
ite a single instance tbat came under
he notice of one of the represents
ives of a great San Francisco news
A Chinese gardener named Ah Luk
.as shot in the back by a binder
vhile he was sitting in the Chinese
theater on Jackson street. He was
nstantly killed. Immediately follow
ng the fatal shot the usual movement
ook place around the body, but the
ictora on the stage never even so
mich as hesitated in the delivery of
heir linos. When the man fell from
lie bench the lookout at the main en
rance of the place called out in Chi
ie;se that tho white devils were coni?
ng. The man who did the shooting
so far forgot himself as to run, and
he police on a hot scent saw him
md started after the fugitive. The
nan ran out of the side entrance to
he auditorium and made his way to
?"iii Alky. The police were close to
lim and saw him enter a building at
he corner of the next block. The
squad hurried into the place and cap
urcd two well-known binders. Neith?
er of them had a weapon, but there
vere powder burns on the right hand
)f one of the men. Nothing could bo
earned from either of the prisoners,
md they were locked up with a
'harge of murder against each of
The next morning in court two
crothers of the murdered man swore
that they were with him at the time
af their brother's deatn and saw the
man who did tne shooting, and posi?
tively swore fiat neither of the pris?
oners had anything to do with the kill?
ing. The accused men were forth?
with released. But that night both ot
the brothers were arrested for killing
ono of the men who was turned loose
by their evidence in the morning and
dangerously wounding the other.
When the wounded man recovered ho
swore tn at neither or tne brothers had
anything to do with shooting him.
Which all goes to prove that it does
not matter much what a Chinese has
to swear to, and also that in his poor,
weak Mongolian way he does not take
a great deal of stock In the brand of
justice dispensed by the white devils.
?New Orleans Time-Democrat.
That ls a good day In which yon
make some one happy. It is astonish?
ing how little lt takes to make one
nappy. Feel that the day Is wasted
In which you have not succeeded la
this.?T. DeWitt Talmage.
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