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QUEEN PUZZLES Authorities Fecr They Must Action to Kestram YOUNG, FEARLESS, AND In Prison for Dealing In Whisky Thit Had Paid No Revenue, She Severely Cuts Jailer In Attempt to Escape Three , Indictments Nov Against Her. Muta as has been written of the ways tnd doings of the mountaineers of Noita Carolina, any person at alt familiar with the Uvea of tna Inhabit ants of thit romantic region cannot but f; that the half ha not been told. Loal to a degree that holds life worm nothing If a friend eaa b served, an enemy punished cr a traitor put t death, the mountaineer is typi cal of a state of existence tae world has Ivuf outgrown. Tbv average man of muru siac temperament and cooler biuod leavea: the avenging of his wrongs to courts' of law and the - Judgment of his fel-; low?, but in the mountains aca atan Is a court of law unto himself, and U . not rattened with the slow xe:ioti ot :. Justice with which oth?r cosuKai-; U ate mnversanu It has leen found a matter oi zton.--um?nial difficulty to iaprws con; these people ihat itere is -r?tu iat.S mak'nit of "moonshine wntuy. Ta , then the product of the ccra.. tier : j-row 1 theirs, whetter it U iKMrart ! into the staff of life -r ran :ieu!ranln liquid )f the worm and atiJ Tto -f--tora t the "Ttemaoerv'. i r ut a wo' tn the distilling of -fee j-ju?e- ?f -le corn necessarily, therefor. ;r ati Iookdil. noon ttltb favor; ax.l .xaaiit; wtr.il tttu offlrers of' tt !i fr ystiv Junt nnw tb .'fcertl odleuU have a snranilratlnn :o tJl wvrV; whlea la man tluin -umllr :rxotr. Qiea 3Trw in TkaL "Th ? tea; Vr.:a4 4Ui .u Lr tawu- alns!" tx.ri ilnw. "4ti "T Ut Mooust!nfV li UtantitHninir n JDK.'. and lonenott Jnii is Cnumiouij. tif high-up HttJe aiyjaruiw hit nia Is the county aI 4 ?u.X 'tnw fi tin smallest an1 mott iwAir't t tn North Carolina count!. Wtiirt. n oi with her Is the problem puzixii Hit authorities. Betiiy, though only 22, le as oarite end well versed a woman, both in the ways ol making whisky and of wll- MAKING A BARGAIN Ing v, as one could .find in that wild country, even in a full day's ride, and ahe le as pretty as she Is adroit and daring, with a killing pair of eyes, bright and well-filled cheeks and hair which defies conventionalities, Betsy has cot no little figure in Polk county since she waa 18, for even at that early age the began her work as a seller of contraband whisky. She made herself such a figure, in fact, that even the older moonshiners began to look tip to Mr and in their rude way to Idolize the plucky girl, who had been bred all ho life, to think the selling of whisky was an act of the very best lrtyand ihat the "revnooers" were a race of people -who deserved only death and .wh) were sehf out as op-, pressors 'of , the 'pe6pleY ". Such Is th faith which Is literally the. backbone of BctsyfroWbr vle and that. of feer 'fuwnAef companions, who m X" .- Mar. x OF TflOONSHirJERS U. S. OFFICIALS Have Recourse to Strenuous ucisy oiraras. IDOL OF OUTLAWS nuke corn whisky In the shaded and we!I-MJden hollows In the mountains, through whlca run streams whose wa ters are always Just cool enough to give the distillery worms the rliht touch. Capture of Betsy. Betsy hxs year ty yar fceceaej mor ani more iart&&. aai sL'.y jj beaatifaL A few sotttSs so si f( i came extr-eawiy ou ar Iter i( . whlsiy. Siaf su af flrna t!b 4CjI3 ; acme caw alcnar. ai jumMtiaws male crrrryici:,rTTT Tmul? Sbt fa2 ( liitiwrrtl- bHraai J; v:ufc zmr tj isnnXs isr 3narw "!Tl unune hw' it grxat izrrxsu "xr ttni; tw. nt ium. xctt irr auar- 3j Siurit ri'Dlnui Imr. , Tufa inj m.7 tsw lemutus (Tirnr-ty,. iaa- iier" mc wv "rvixuiti ma niuia- m iuuI intff tirr 'tiw "iliUi. Ai t -:mrnrar- as- . u auratu. UIT nrrnty u ILa- llSSL T fcLV I'.wtim ttr-j nn sscw-ftii m "a raie itii iuc fflj, i' -ir-nr.. aiwprar iaii jsl ."canrur :ti vr jiix- haul C vlrt- -Tivxz. .iB-i. "Uirrr? ar" ' iiiswr x. -naiicwr rust' :" -t. 3saci-r-rrviaa- . Ci' -W MTT' HE C TCSCtlJ ; '.aft "i if-i- w- c&coii '.mwtsiE: l t t C litlfc. ".SS&W JMBV '.V tuai-t-Mitir xmuiiaurt- jist e wun. -sn -rr iar wilinc nv - tc .EX'it T- ITU, jjyrvr ji . "as; .am -vrr ;pivTy wirewwc .tr lilltt rUJUjr J tlifct ibrr ew 'wllitf" u r IJ free now and ""pear at C'lumbus term." Deputies Made Terms. next The deputies thought it wise to. temporize, and decided to take the cash, which the moonshiners gallantly put up, and Betsy retired with them, looking back archly at the officers, her charming eyes sparkling with de fiance' and ' the roses in . her cheeks deepening until they were like pe onies. Her face was framed in a pink sunbonnet of the type which Is worn on week . days by all the mountain girls, t Betsys did not -let her daring and her; adventures end with her capture, but the jery next, day her moonshine frlendr showed up -with- $160,-they having sold a horse for that sum. Thire-.was;a "big meetln " not far away, 'and it was thought It would be a good time to buy an extra lot of I whisky, wad so It came about that then and during- the remainder of the monta of April Betsy aold nine bar- rela of the stuff, some of It In Polk county, eome In Rutherford, and tome orer the line In South Carolina. But, although ahe kept In touch with her business all the while, ahe showed up at the term of Polk county superior court the second week in May, es corted always by a party of her moon shiner friends. She wore a different dress and a different hat on each of three days, thip being the moat Jne portant event In her existence to date. , Got Cases Continued. There were three Indictments agatust her, but she .contrived, on one plea or another, and by means of a tre mendous lot of swearing, by moon shiner friends, to get the, case contin ued, always putting up a cash bond for appearance. She thus Invested $200. Then the attention of the Judge was directed more particularly toward her, and he found the extent of her work and ihe damage she was doing in parts of two states, in her open violations of the law. She must have felt in the very air that something was wrong. ', fur t0 fae Judge took bis neat on t lx nrvrtiiitg of the fourJi day Betsy TaikM to sbow sp. The J j age issuea a faiica wferrant for ber. and abe was tovwi a: tb hote of a mooubiQr xwt Irr.-m tne litlie towt, brougbt t,'jc i and Tri, aiid tie i-de 6:iiee u f itake at exlir'pi "of '"li.. uxe yoobg ' creatuie by it,!:Lg br ic ja at '- iunat lor ;ot.r uuz.z&k. AetoiLisbd ti Xaxjscixsa. Tbo moobc Lib? r v.tL.yj 'jzs zlyzt4 by ta wwrjeu. lr 'S. them tbowgnt t&t w . barmt-fl Jilt, ao u xur, tuC f. theiu. ti as "ur. V fcitu:n.. had wild trt. tie tiitrt c ti- m wouJd -ootii ciar." t 'Met, 'v. an' io jury cat t, bf. it, i tnll.. But bty baC bwt yur, teacic tb Columbus is an v.i4hnM. iwt V a struct ure, tkrw b.it ii, vf eo. It lApimt'ct ?Uat wjeii Jfc'j. first eutere it bii a luttt r tt on b!s way to the jjuwrm,' w 12 months fr tb rbr tu t tle art of mwstfcubvw,. L taJtig w some kind 'f urfx-uv AUtic a lstivm ft a UlitrV- mouatainwr wKb a l-jUte, On JlgDV as zm vtiw , B.(ie -gf u case i-ut iu ix) ae ut vv ty second floor .-f tbe Jail, .U yr'ntu wbos? came Is Cbaliuif , bniue vc tt floor above. A r.tbr rufi niit v steps leads frvw fi w 'b- thlrd floors, tbrwUi trap-uoor of wA How the ri XiJ The weather was w), aa. 'Jr a fire In Betty's rootu. u i.i uw feel equal to the twit 'A pwluf vut of Jail unaided, so ahe ovrtt Ot wi panlonshlp of CbaJoi-rs. fly but business when be was t 4 way, the business being the ua of getting out. Betsy waa (JU uvf resourceful of the two, and , k)bt a "chunk or fire," she went My t stairway an l set fire to the Ut-f, Chalaiers descended. He and i'Miy, after passing the compliment f it, day, for they were acquainted, oV-lfe on b4 mode of action, and then L1tU men fell to work to make a hoi through the side of the Jail, while Betsy made a rope out of blankets sad bedding, and ararnged such goods and chattels as she had with her In snipe for quick rflnovaL Chalmers, with true ga'Jantry, decided that it was beat for him to go through the hole first, thus testing the latter, and, Incident ally, the rope below...' Out he, got and flitted away. '....': j j , . Nearly Vanquishes Jailer. -Betsy was going, too, but 'as 'she was ' balf-way through the' hole she felt the rude hands of 'the Jailer upon her, ndwaj - hauled back- into 'the room. This aroused her fighting Instinct to. the limit, and like a lioness shs i. 7. A t . V-- V A ) V ,7: ttt- I-?' mX' ";$m '' IVXV I I I 1 sprang upqn the jailer, who had s had quarter of an hour, for not only was Betsy a good wrestler, but a star hair puller and acratcher. Not , satisfied with these accomplishments, she whipped out a knife and cut the Jailer five, times. He was compelled to knock her down and then to tie her. burning a hoie therein, through which The matter was at once reported to the judge, who ordered that ahe. be placed In the strongest cell and close ly watched, tad at the next term of court she will be Indicted for an as sault with Intent to kill, not to Boeak of another. Indictment for attempt to escape. Some . of her moonshiner friends hare la a quiet way made threats that she will not stay in Jail long,, but the county authorities say they can hold her, . Betsy's exploit in the Jail has given her an added Importance and value among her associates. . Poor Marksmen In Mexico. A recent unfortunate occurrence In army circles in Mexico Indicates that marksmanship may be still further de veloped to advantage. It seems that a common soldier attacked a fellow soidir wltb a razor. A general mix up resulted and a lieutenant ran to the s-Ke. Fortunately he was armed wita a pistol. He tfrew it and fired at tl4 Biaicvcwtit. but. as it happened. mlr3 fcim a)tog.be?,. and klUooV n iioBt iwg''wbtwa4" lookixtg on. TLjt ot'y autoe tb aCair livelier, and w. our iru uruue ielow pinkmed the rofLat. 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Brrlptura Authority: Exodu U:tf-t9; 13:lT-:z. - OSES felt appre ho naive. That morning early as he had . returned, from the palace, the Egyptians had I watched him fur tively, and he had overheard remarks as he passed which led him to Dnlleve that " they .were planning some surprise upon the Hebrews. It was but nat ural that the Egyptians In their grief, for there was no house where there was not at least one dead, should charge the calamity which had fallen upon them to Moses and his people. In fact. It was known generally that Moses had warned the king that unless te would let the Hebrews go the hand or their God wouji,be heavy upor the land of Egypt, and eo in that awful Ellnleht hour, when death claimed the i firstborn in every household and the !! EiTtig la wild terror were walling over tir deal, the cry went up every- wire: I: is the vengeance of Moses ! &d: Exceo the Hebrew people go - we Sf ail deal men!" TSlzi a rayerstitious fear they had ; wxsrx: Xcees' arrival at the palace, xxS rycta lis departure after his leter rifw wrih Piaraoh they had followed at a iataace. and as they talked , rvrrtSiT abacus themselves he caught lae e-jefa: : tv.rz, ail -Settle with He- liftt was Jsst beylanlng to oreak in . the east us lie rttrmed, but not ft sou! ; wue Eirrfc-s ahost In Goshen. The fioun to tb rode huts of the jeople i were ioi3 f hut as Xlcsee had directed, : and the blood marts on tne top and : Eiden Etood out in the dim light in bold relier. . - Mcwes as be passed along to the place appointed where he was to meet i the eiders of Israel ere the start was i made was deeply moved by tho sight 1 of the blood, and he could not help but ! draw the sharp ocatrasi there was be ! tweea Egypt and Goshen. . , "It is wonderful, marvelous!" Moses exclaimed. 'There Is the blood, the sign of God's mercy, the evidence of His faithfulness in keeping His word given unto Abraham, Isaac and Ja cob." And then, turning to Aaron, who had been walking silently' by his aide, for he too had been to the palace, I be said: How could we have ever doubted Godr "But we have waited a long time for the fulfillment of God's promises, and the way has been long and trying," re plied bis brother. "Tea," was the response, "but it Is all plain to me now. How necessary was the discipline for our people. How tbey have been led step by step to put more and xuore confidence In God. And bow patient nas He been with Pharaoh In trying to win bis consent to let our people go to worship In the wilder tie. Burely, God's way was best" "But we are not out of Egypt yet, and f fear the Egyptians are plotting ftoxii BtliKbW. Thou knowest their Vm as we patsed by on our way from CL I!, and tbelr words?" tfc t4de4 ax tint, while the trou W kv't again overspread nl tea ts r. ' tare the permlsalon, nay more, fx 4tuauaed, of Pharaoh, that w oe ir. m w little one and our (locks d KfU a&4 all that we have," he people Come, it' now be waiting our be quickened . ,23- X; wax are lhe mmlng yonder?' trtKm burden between W-vM ifne1 hln eyes Jn the l A fit Indicated, and his Kit tM,k In the situation. dlrec quick "AM, lhA are the faithful men of 1 frit A Kphralm, who have already tf in the tomb of Joseph and se tiinl the coffin c;ntalnlng his bones, t ( may carry it back with IUm." "JtpU' bones," repeated Aaron, fVvirtffMlly. "I had forgotten them, toil ixrw I recall Joseph's charge con- turning ihent." "fen," replied Moses, more rhetrful if, "sad Is not this another sign that we shall now go out In peace, even as Jopb prophesied we should?' "Yes," admitted Aaron someahot re luctantly, "but we may still hare to reckon with the Egyptians. I feel cer tain that they are about to follow us and may seek to detain us.? "well,, we shall have to watt - and see, but of this I am confident, that God Is able to lead us out even ss he has thu? far prepared the way' The sun had not yet risen when the hosts of the children of Israel were gathered by families and tribes and di visions, ready to begin the Journey. By prearranged ' signal, the note of . the horn had sounded throughout Gothen and as the expected note broke on the air,-the doors everywhere flew open and the people poured forth, bearing their bundles In. which were placed all their sepal possessions, and driving be- r for them their herda and flocks. The Mm children care free and happy and L pectant, trotted on by the aide of thelfN parents, and their, cheery voices mla- ' gled with the glad songs of the. birds' which flitted through the air. How little the people realised the full portent of that movement. Yes, they knew they. were going to a land prom ised the patriarchs, Abraham, Iaaae and Jacob, whose children they were. They understood that the God of Abra ham was different than' the gods of Egypt and the nations about They tn a vague, uncertain way grasped ' the . thought of. God's presence with them, and in reverent awe they had slain the lamb and placed its blood above and on either. aide of the door, knowing that this sacrifice in some way made a difference between them and the Egyptians and gave them protection from, the angel of death as he passed through the land. They knew - tuat from now on they were to begin a new life, and were to become a nation. But as for entering into the larger thought and plan of God for them and for the world, they could not, even as the lit tle child is unable to understand or realize the hopes and plans and -purposes which the parents in loving wis dom and forethought cherish lor him. But that people gathered there was a type, a figure, of that larger deliver ance which God was to accomplish through the Christ .The lamb slain gave shelter under its blood to the children of Israel, and the Lamb of God "Blaln from the foundation of the world," was to give shelter to a vorld In bondage to sin. And Israel led out of bondage, after redemption under the blood, was but an example of whit God Is doing for needy souls to-day as He gives them salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ and leads them out and away from the old land of aln to the promised land of His privilege and blessing. Again the blast of the horn is heard, and slowly that vast assemblage of people begins to move forward under the direction of the leaders. The prep arations and the excitement have eo engaged the attention of the people that they have not observed In the dis tance the approach of a large strag gling group of people. They came for ward In a great. Irregular line, appar ently ungulded by any leader, but each moved by the Impulse to go in a com mon direction. - Thus they proceeded and had reached a point not tar dis tant from the stretching line of the Hebrews when the eyes of Moses and the other leaders fell tpon them, caus ing them to stop suddenly. The com mands jwhlch were being given died away on their Hps. They trembled with apprehension. The people, noting the actions end looks of their leaders, turned their eyes In the same direc tion, and at the sight of the advancing multitudes, singly and in pairs and in groups, they turned as though to flee, crying at the samo time: "The Egyptians are upon us. But as they saw their little ones clinging about them, and the flocks and herds In their midst and cumbered as ' they were with : their baggage, they huddled together like a great flock of . frightened helpless sheep. Moses stepped forward quickly to- " wards the advancing lines of Egyp tians and demanded: ' "What brings you thither? 'ih Lord has commanded that we go Into the wilderness to serve Him, . and Pharaoh has given his consent. Why then this demonstration against us?" We be not come to hinder yon and your people," was the cry, "But rathei are we come that we may urge youi going, for If thou remain longer. in. the land, Egypt will contain none but the dead, for this night a terrible thing has happened in Egypt and there is no house where the dead are not Haste, then, and get you jt from this land, for we fear thy God, that His wratb be stayed against us." Moses breathed easier at the hearing of these words, and the fear left the people as quickly as It had come. . "What are these things which tnou - art bearing in thy hands?" Voses again demanded, as he noted that each Egyptian was carrying some article ot other, and that tney were not weapons, as the first frightened glances had -made it appear. " For answer the people with one ac. cord rushed forward and cast their burdens at the feet of the Israelljea, who looked on In , speechless amaz- ment. There was the glitter and gns. ten of gold and silver, and as it waa cast upon the ground the. precioua metals gave out their cheery ring. There was choice raiment without limit, which was in striking contrast to the homely, coarse garments which the Hebrews .wore. And there were other articles which would bring . great er comfort and ease on the Journey. In speechless amazement the Israel ites and their leaders looked upon the piles of precious Jewels and raiment. etc., grow, higher ana nigner, dux bo one made any move or attempted to touch aught which the Egyptians naa -brought Again the Egyptians spoka. up, eagerly. Insistently: Take these! Take all! Thou hast served Pharoah long In this land, and lest thy God should exact more of us, even our very lives, as He did last, night with the first-born of every Egyptian household, , we have brought thee thy wages, even that which Fhar aobf has withheld from the. Go! Hasten!. Tarry notl . And as the Egyptians thus spoke, V they stooped and taking the gold and sllvor and raiment and other gifts In their hands again they thrust them ipon tho Hebrew people, until almost ' every man In that' great company ol people bad his treasure, his article of Jewelry, his raiment. or. other, choice, thing. ' -:,' -. ' - Thus ladea the people marched . forth, Cut it was con monly reported among the nations that the Hebrews bad spoiled jfeeT;zptlana.