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A Slory of Patriarchal Times.
By JULIA MAGRUDER...
CopyntonTEn 1800, irei An IK nr
CHAPTER VI -(Contlnucil.)
Now, ns tho host of Jephthah
Mn relied down the streets of Mizper,
while all along the people cheered ami
lliouted ns they passed, behold at Joph
Ihah's side, In front of them, there rode
She young mnn Adlna, and not behind,
is wns hlB wont. And by this token
ill the people knew thnt he had won
glory for himself In battle, nnd that
lephthah strove thus to show the favor
ivhlch he had toward hlin, and with
She noise of their shoutings, "Long
llvo Jephthah, the Glleiullto!" were
Mingled cries of "Long live Adlna!"
And as these sounds came even to
the ears of Namarah, behold tho flush
apon her cheeks grew deeper and her
(yes yet more glorious. And ever the
loldlery pressed onward, followed by
Ihe shouts of triumph from the crowd.
And Jephthah, the mighty cnptaln,
rode a night-black charger, while that
5f Adlna was white as milk. Hoth
men were clad In gleaming nrmor, on
which the rays of the setting sun made
blazes of vivid fire, gliding tho silver
of tho old man's beard, and burnish
ing the gold of A (linn's thick curls,
which seemed a part of his shining
helmet. And ever, as they rode, the
syen of both were turned toward tho
house of Jephthah, for Jephthah had
rowed n vow unto tho Lord, and had
laid: "If Thou shall without fail de
llvor the children of Amnion into my
hands, then It shall bo thnt whatsoever
Cometh forth of the doors of my houso
to meet me, when I return In peaco
from the children of Amnion, shall
surely be the Lord's, and I will offer it
up for a burnt offering." And he
ooked to see whnt It should be.
Hut the young mnn Adlna, who knew
not of Jephthnh's vow. and had said
naught of the tidings sent to Namn
rah by the carrier bird thnt being n
secret between the maiden and himself
knew that Namarah would bo pre
pared for their coming, nnd rightly
thought thnt she would come to meet
And now, as they began to como nigh
to the house, behold, the great doors
tverc thrown open, and forth there
?amo tho maiden Namarah, clad nil In
ivhlte and gold, and nfter her her muid
?ns, with timbrels nnd dances. lint
S'nnuirnh came first, with her head
erect and all her face made glorious
with Joy. The childish timidity she
wns wont to show had vanished now,
and she faced the band of soldiery u
roval nrlnccss In her benrlng. She
telt herself a queen, indeed, for happy
'ovo had crowned her.
And ns she came, behold the two
men who wore nt the head of the great
host drew rein and suddenly checked
their horses, nnd nil tho soldiery halt
ed. All eyes were on tho beauteous
face of tho majestic maiden, hers only
seeing the faces of tho two men who
led the host.
Her gazo sought first tho face of
Adlna, with a treacherous fealty which
6hc could not control, nnd ns their
looks met thus, behold tho Joyousness
Df his heart gleaned forth into his
pyes. which met hers, with a look that
thrilled her soul with rapture. For
a. moment she wns blinded with ec
stasy, and saw naught before her but
light, supreme, bewildering; and then,
with the reflection of thnt light upon
her face, sho turned her raptured gaze
upon her father, and suddenly tho
great light became a great darkness,
which likewise cast Its reflection upon
her; for the face of Jephthah her fath
er was as tho face of a man In mortal
throes, and behold tho hand thnt held
tho bridle shook and fell, and his body
swerved In the saddle, so that he would
havo fallen but that tho young man
Adlna, seeing tho mnlden's midden
change of countennnce had looked to
ward Its source, nnd was just In time
to put out his hnnd nnd stay Jephthah
In his place.
Then Adlna dismounted nnd ran to
Jephthnh's side, and while tho maiden
Namarah herself laid hold on tho
brldlo of his horso, the young man as
Blsted him to tho ground, nnd with
Nnmnrah's help led him Into tho houso.
Tho eyes which had but lately looked
Buch Joy Into each other, exchanged
now looks of pain nnd horror, for It
wns quickly passed from mouth to
mouth that tho great captain hnd boon
Bclzcd with mortal Illness, nnd that tho
Joy of his victorious return nnd meet
ing with his daughter was llko to cost
him his life.
Hut Jephthah, when he heard theso
words, denied nnd said:
"It Is not as yo say, O men of Israel;
nevertheless tho hand of tho Lord Is
heavy upon mo this day. Causo to go
out from mo all savo tho maiden Na
marah nnd tho young man Adlna."
' And when they hnd so done, behold
Jcphthnh rent his clothes, nnd said:
"Alas! my daughter; thou hast
brought mo very low; nnd thou art
ono of them that troublo me; for I
havo opened my mouth unto Uio Lord,
and I cannot go back!"
And Nnmarnh said unto him:
"My father, If thou hast opened thy
mouth unto tho Lord, do to mo accord
ing to that which hath prococded out
of thy mouth; forasmuch ns tho Lord
hath taken vengennco for thee of thlno
enemies, oven tho children of Amnion."
So spako she, and her volco was firm
Tt(ar.iiT no.N.sitn's Sons.
and clear, but her face went deadly
pale, even as tho f.icu of the young
man Adlna put on n ghastly pallor;
nnd ns he stood before her In his shin
ing minor n great trembling seized
him, so that his armor shook nnd
sounded. And as sho looked on him
nnd saw his grief, behold her heart bled
for him, and for nil the visions of her
hnppy love; nnd she turned to him
nnd threw her arms about his neck.
And Adlna clasped her to him, careful
not to hurt her tender body ngalnst his
mail-clad breast, and It seemed unto
them both that the barrier that had
come so suddenly between theli two
souls wns even as this barrier between
their bodies hard and cruel and Im
passable. Hut there was no barrier be
tween their lips, nnd ns they softly
touched nnd trembled on each other,
they knew not whether that moment's
ccstnsy was of pain or Joy.
And Jephthnh sat and gazed on them,
nnd ns he looked he was no longer tho
mighty man of valor, but n creaturo
sore stricken, so that his hands shook
for very weakness, nnd feeble nnd Im
potent tears fell down upon his beard
and trickled to his nrmor, while his
face wns changed and piteous to bo
hold, nnd he looked, nil at once, an
Turning her eyes toward him, nnd
seeing him In such unhnppy case, Na
marah slipped from her lover's arms,
nnd went nnd knelt beside her fnther,
circling his neck with her tender nrms,
and calling him nil manner of caress
ing names, while she kissed him with
deep lovlngness on his forehead, his
cheeks and his lips. Then did she
loosen his heavy armor,, nnd rcmovo
each piece In turn, beseeching him to
take comfort, nnd avowing toward him
nn nffectlon more fervent nnd dutiful
than ever she hnd shown him In tho
past. Hut Adlna spako no word cither
with or ngalnst her, but stood where
she had left him, with his right hand
holding the elbow of his left arm,
which was raised toward Ills face, his
chin sunk In his palm. Ho wns still
In complete nrmor, only ho hnd re
moved his helmet, so thnt his sunny
curls wero uncovered. Right goodly to
look upon ho was, In tho majesty of
his stalwart youth, but his ruddy skin
was ashen white, nnd In the great blue
eyes, which had so lately glowed with
so luminous n love-light, there wns
now the shadow of great despair. And
ever his eyes wero fixed upon tho
mnlden, following each movement that
she made, and the hunger of his soul
wns In them.
When Jephthah, nt her bidding stood
up, thnt Nnmnrah might lift from him
tho weight of his heavy nrmor, ho
turned nnd looked upon Adlnn, and a
great cry broke from him, and ho sank
backward into his scat and covered
his fnce with his hnnds. Hut Nnmarnh
bent nbovo him nnd drew away his
hands, kneeling on her knees before
him, nnd holding them In both her
"Nay. grieve theo not, my father,"
she said, tenderly. "Let it bo dono
to mo nccordlng ns thou bus vowed."
"Thy life Is mine, nnd vowed to mo!"
burst forth Adlna, hotly, taking n step
toward her, as If ho would wrest her
from her father. Hut the compelling
eyes of tho maiden Nnmarnh nrrested
him, mid he turned, mid began to paco
tho apartment with tho nngry strides
of a caged beast.
"Ah, woo, my daughter," Jephthah
spako, "that thy father, who hath so
loved thee, should bring theo now such
hurt. It hnd pleased mo well thnt thou
Bhouldest wed Adlna. It was but tho
morning of this day on which I
dreamed these dreams, and to whnt nro
they como? Alas, my daughter, why
earnest thou forth to meet me, so con
trary to thy wont nnd usage? Thou
wnst ever affrighted before the soldiery
nnd held bnckwnrd when they enmc
nbout tho door."
"I was even bold nnd fearless, my
father, against my usual wont, becauso
hnppy case, Nnmnrah slipped from hor
that lovo had mado mo so, and In tho
presenco of my lord, Adlnn, I had but
ono fear only, lest I might fnll of my
honor to him who know not my ways
as thou knewest them and nppoar un
loving nnd ungracious In his eyes.
At these words Adlna's motions
grow more gentle nnd he checked him
In his walk, and came and stood nenr
by, his chin sunk In his palm, as be
fore, nnd his oyes, with a most mighty
tenderness In them, bent upon Na
marah. "Hut, how knewest thou, my daugh
ter, that tho victory was won nnd thy
father's host returning, seeing I sont
no messenger beforo mo, but mado
hasto myself to bring theo tidings?"
Then Nnmnrah turned her fair faco
upward, and said:
"Adlna, speak. Let It bo known
unto Jephthah, my father, that tho
thing thnt Is como upon us wns partly
of our own doing thlno nnd mine."
Then Adlnn, softened, mayhap, by
tho sight of tho old man's suffering,
and moro yet by tho nobleness nnd
submission of Nnmnrah's spirit, an
swered, nnd said:
"Theso words bo true, O Jephthah,
for It vms even I that sent unto tha
maiden tidings, by which she gained
the knowledge of our npproach."
"Hut how sendest thou theso tid
ings," said Jephthnh, 'seeing that 1
gave theo no leave to take n mes
senger?" "Therein the fault wns mine," Nn
mnrah said, "if fault there be for,
wero It not the will of (Sod, naught
that wns done or Is to bo were pos
sibleseeing that I gave unto Adlna
one of my carrier birds, to send mo
word of thy triumph nnd return, nnd
the bird, in truth, brought mo tho tid
ings this morning. Scest thou not
then therefore, oh. my father, that this
thing that Is befallen us was to bo?"
Then Jephthah bowed his head upon
his hands nnd uttered u mighty gro.m.
"How snyst thou, my daughter, that
we shall bo delivered? Knowest thou
not thnt accoidlng to my vow thou
must bo offered n burnt sncrlflco?"
As he spako these awful words, tho
mnlden's face grew whiter still, though
tho courage of her eyes faltered not,
nnd through nil the body of tho young
man Adlna there ran n great shiver
thnt ngnln mado to shako his armor
that it rattled and sounded, seeing
which, Nnmnrah roso and run to him,
fenrlng lest ho might even fnll to tho
ground, so greatly ho tottered ami
trembled. Tuklng him by tho hand,
sho led him to n place beside her rath
er and gently pressed htm to n seat,
while she herself sank back upon her
knees beforo them, holding n hand of
each, and ns she lifted up her head and
looked nt them, it seemed unto tho
father and the lover both that her faco
was as the face of an nngol.
"Hearken to me. O thou to whom my
soul best loveth," snld Nnmnrah, "for
there is n voice within mo thnt soem
oth to me to spenk, nnd thnt most
dread and sacred voice salth to mo
whnt It shull comfort theo to hear. 'I
will deliver thee, the voice crleth con
tlnunlly. nnd shnll we not believe this
Heavenly voice? Let us, therefore, bo
comforted, nnd take courago and pruy
continually for dollvernnro from tho
terror wherewith wo nro nfllrlglited.
For whnt Is It that thy soul feareth O
Adlnn, nnd O Jephthnh my fnther? Is
it not even the thought of parting?"
As Namarah spake theso words, tho
spirits of tho men who listened to her
grow suddenly moro calm, nnd tho
faith and courage with which her own
heart wns unlimited seemed to bo In
pome sense imparted to them, so that
Jephthnh turned unto Adlnn, nnd spako
unto him in theso words:
"Let not thy soul within theo hate
me. O Adlna. for my henrt Is sad even
unto death. Forgive mo tho harm that
I havo done unto theo through Ignor
nnco, nnd let It be with us both even
nccordlng unto tho words that this
maiden hath spoken, nnd let us tauo
comfort nnd have hope. Lot us together
piny contlnunlly for the dellvernnco
thnt sho feeleth to bo In store for us."
And Adlna answered, nnd snld:
"It shall bo as thou sayest, O Jeph
thah, and tho Ood of power hear our
Then Jephthah caused him that ho
knelt in front of him, at the side of
tho maiden Nninnrnh, nnd ns they
rested so, Jephthah lifted up his hands,
nnd blessed them. And ns their heads
wero bowed together, tho short golden
curls of tho mnn besldo the long dnrk
tresses of the maiden, Jephthnh rose,
and softly left them; nnd when they
lifted up their heads, behold they wero
(To bo continued.)
Prof. Alfred H. Adams of New York
was a soldier In the civil war, and took
part In tho Red river campaign un
der MaJ. Gen. Hanks. "At one place,"
ho said recently to ono of his classes,
"wo surprised a southern garrison and
took many southern prisoners. They
were guarding u mountuln of cotton
bales which wero Intended for ship
ment to Europe on account of the
southern government. Gen. Hanks
promptly confiscated tho cotton nnd
transferred It to his flotilla. Each halo
was stencilled 'C. S. A.,' and over this
tho northern soldiers with marking
brushes wrote In huge characters, 'U.
S. A.' I was on guard at tho time,
and ono of my prisoners, a handsome,
bright-eyed young southern oflicer.
said, 'Yank, what's that writing
there?' I looked proudly nt him ns I
replied: 'The United Stntos of Ameri
ca over tho Confederate States of
Amerlcn. Can't you read U. S. A.
over C. S. A.?' He looked at mo quiz
zically. 'Thank you,' ho said. 'Ho you
know, I thought It was United Stntes
of Amerlcn Cotton Stealing associa
tion" Tho next question ho put to mo
I didn't answer." Pnilndelphla Post.
Clmrrli' Moat I'rwntlnic Need.
Mrs. Do Sllko "I wish to give a me
morial of some kind to tho church, In
memory of a relative. What would you
suggest?" Struggling Pastor "A er
an appropriately decorated or now
church furnace, madam, and a a few
tons of coal."
IlcntUtry Among tho Ancient.
Tho manufneturo nnd uso of falso
tcoth Is undoubtedly a practice of groat
antiquity. The ancient Egyptians wero
no mean dentists. Jawbones of mum
mies have been found with falso tcoth
In them, and also with teeth filled
Off the Old lllock.
Jamcs, you ought to control littlo
Jim bettor." "Mother, wo can't; bo's
too much llko you." Indianapolis
World' I.oiigtHt Itlvrr.
Tho Nllo Is tho longest rlvor In tho
world, 4,300 miles. Tho Niger Is 2,500
mllos and the Zambesi 1.C00 mllos,
ROB HARDY BANK
Cracksmen Make a Haul
Four Thousand Dollars,
THE JOB IS CREDITED TO KANSANS
Ttirrn KlrntiKcrn Nimmi In tho Town nml
They nra Suppmed to Ditto 1-
ciipcil tii S.-.iiIIhtii State
The bnnk at Hardy, Neb., was rob
ed of about S 1,000. The Job is sup
posed to have been done by three '
strungets wlunvcio noticed about town
the evening before the tobbery oceured.
The burglars made two blasts beforo
reaching the contents, completely de
molishing the safe front and glass In
the building nnd making several holes
through the celling nnd floor.
After the robbery the thieves took a
handcar from the llurliiigton toolhouse
nnd went east n short distance to
where they hnd a team. They then
brought tho handcar back, dumped It
over u bunk and all getting Into a bug
gy drove south Into Kansas.
Tho noise and light was been and
heard by persons llviug nenr and the
town wiih aroused and soon parties
were scouring the couutry. Tho Ilea
trice bloodhounds were sent for. A
reward of Sr.O has been offered. The
bank Is a solid Institution nnd tho loss
will not utVeet the stability of tho In
stitution. STAGE DRIVER FIGHTS BACK
tl(cnit In llnlil lllin l'i KimIh Ilium
trotmly fur llunitltx,
XV. P. Hunt, stage driver on the road
mm Valentine, Neb., to Iiiischud, wns
the victim of an attempted hold-up
while on bis way to town with the
mall. When about twenty miles from
Valentine two masked men rodo over
a knoll about '.'Oil yards to his right
and flourishing their guns commanded
him to halt. Hunt did not like their
appearance in the lonely prairie, so lie
disobeyed tho command, and started
his team on the run nnd then the shoot
ing began. Hunt had a very narrow
escape. Tho bullets pattered all
around him, one striking bis watch,
after tearing through his heavy cloth
ing and note book, but he wns un
harmed. His rctolver hud only live
loads In it, but he let the bandits have
them all. and bud the satisfaction of
dropping one man from his saddle,
upon which the pursuit stopped. Upon
reaching town the driver telephoned
to Itosebud agency and the Indian po
lice nre now scouring the reservation
for the bandits.
REPUBLICANS RECEIVE. .
Ahriihuin Lincoln Itopiilitlriin Club IIoIiIm
ii We llittiitint.
The republicans of the state, joining
witli those of Lincoln, did honor to the
memory of Abraham Lincoln nnd to
tho principles of tho republican party
Saturday night, March LM.
The prominent guests wero Lleuten
nnt Governor Timothy L. Woodruff, of
New York, and Governor Leslie Shnw
of Iowa. John N. Baldwin, of Coun
cil Muffs, was present nnd noted us
toastmastcr. Many of tho leaders of
tho republican party from over tho
Btnte wore in attendance.
Tho banquet was preceded by n re
ception in tho parlors of tho Llndell
hotel to tho distinguished guests.
This function was a very enjoyable
event. It was somewhat informal but
none the less enjoyable. There wns n
general desiro to meet tho guests who
were delighted at the opportunity to
grasp the hands of Nebrasktius.
One nlco feature nbout the affnir
was tho presenco of ladies, who were
out In largo numbers.
PLEADS GUILTY TO FORGERY
Ticket Accnt ut LouIhvIIIo
prUvii tho Court.
George S. Leo, the former night op
erator at tho Hurliugtou & Missouri
depot at Louisville, Neb., who has been
held in jail upon charges of stealing
railway tickets and forging express
money order, was taken before Judge
Jcsscn of tho district court at Platts
mouth to answer tho charges. The
prosecution was prepared fornbig trial
and had a large, budget of testimony,
together with the mnn Howers, whom
Lee claimed was his accomplice in his
schemes. Hut Lcc surprised tho court
and prosocntlon by pleading guilty to
tho charge of forgery.
llullot lu III NlM'.U.
At Jinden, Neb., Dielc Meddles was
accidentally shot In tho jaw with a re
volver In tho hands of Kawley Hale,
und probing failed to locate tho bullet
which is lodged somowhero in the
muscles of the neck. No very serious
results apparently will result except a
ICrnchoi SI IM, 870,400.
The exchange for tho 2 per cent is
sue authorized by tho new currency
law up to date, aggregates SHU, 870,400.
Of tills sum 8130,5.r)0,7.10 were offered
by national banks und S1.VJ0.G50 by
Sent to ,lnll for Anoiult.
Frank Hayes, son of the town mar
flhal ut Platte Center, pjeaded guilty
In Judgo Hudson's court to an assault
two weeks ago on G. II. Hillmer of
tliut placo, and was fined S3 und costs,
going to juil In dcfuult of payment.
Kmullpox In ('olmnlilit,
A student in Columbia university,
who was taken sick a week ago with
what was supposed to bo measles, Is
Buffering from smallpox. As a conse
quence 300 students wero vaccinated
I by ofllolals of tho health department.
tutcrtittn Cotnttii'rro t'oininlmlnn Iliiinta
Dim ii mi Opinion,
A Washington dispnteh says: The ln
terstate commerce commission has ten
dered Its decision in the ease of A. J.
(instill against the Iturllngtou .fe Mis
souri river railroad in Nebraska, et til,,
"That the competition of carriers
from water from San Francisco to tho
Gulf of Mexico and Allantlo seaports
and the competition of iclluerles on
the eastern seaboard with rellners on
tho Pacltlo coast operate, in connection
with transportation rates In effect
from the east nnd south to Omaha, to
render tho clrcninstauee.s and condi
tions governing the carriage of sugar
by defendants from Han Francisco to
(hiiuhii, Neb., substantially dissimilar
in comparison with those applying on
the transportation of tho shorter dis
tances over the same lino frein Han
Francisco to Kearney, Neb., and to Jus
tify u rate of o.l cents -per 100 pounds
to Kearney, while a into of .10 cents
per 100 pounds Is In force to Omaha,
but suchcircuinstuneoM do not justify
the present rate of 77 cents per 100
pounds us eniuparcd with tho rate of
Ml cents in force to Omaha."
Commissioner Yeomans delivered tho
FIGG FAMILY AT GRETNA
Hutu I'lirKltrn Amntllitnl mill Aftk to
Im l,il Alone.
Louis Flgg and his wlfo hnve re
turned to the scene of their haying at
(Sretnu. They arrived there Friday
morning in the family carriage. Mr.
Flgg is troubled with a severe hoarse
ness, which lie says Is the lesult of be
ing choked by n member of the mob.
lie ulso complains of n soieness in
his side where he says lie was kicked.
Mrs. Flgg has been compelled to suorl
tlce her hair. It was so matted and
tangled with u mass of tar as to defy
all ordinary means of cleansing.
They claim there Is no ill feeling on
their part and all they want is to bo
The best citlyensnf Gretna give no
credence to the reports that there was
immorality In the Flgg household.
Flgg's nearest neighbors nru friendly
to him and say lie and his wife havo
sutl'ered a gieat wrong.
The 11 x women who left tho Flgg
homo Thursday afternoon have not re
turned and their whereabouts arc not
DAY A QUIET ONE.
Nothing Seimillon tl In llnrlorlicr Trial
Saturday's session in the Ilorlocker-
Morey poisoning ease at Hastings was
devoid of any sensational features.
Tho testimony iiitroilueed was along
the lino already brought out in sup
port of the plea of insanity by the de
fense. When court opened the court room
presented the same erowdeil condition
us ut previous sessions. Tho sensa
tional testimony of Miss Eva Stewart
was stricken from the record of motion
of the state. At the opening the pros
ecution asked to have the witness,
Eva Stewart, recalled. Miss Stewart
was asked if it was before or after
Miss Ilorlocker asked if she could
make a confidant of her that defendant
told tho things related by witness In
court. She replied that it was after
wards. Her testimony was stricken
out as being "hearsay evidence."
MOTHER AND BABY IN WELL
Child Full In nml In Attnmpt to Itui
cue, Until 1'vrUli,
Mrs. Mark Sellers and her baby,
fourteen months old, were found dead
In u well near Rushville, 111. Tho
baby was drowned and the mother, who
was but twenty years old, had died
from exposure. They were In the well
eight ho lira beforo diseovured.
The baby fell Into the well nnd tho
motlur went to the rescue. Once in
the well sho made a desperato strug
gle for life. The water was eighteen
inches deep, and with the baby In her
arms the mother attempted to sale the
sides, When found her linger and toe
nails were worn away und her handB
cut to tho bone.
Her husband was away from homo
nil day und did not succeed in finding
the bodies of bib wlfo and child until
late in the evening, when the nelgb
bors went out to search for her.
Found Dead on tho Floor.
As Alexander Nixon of Fullerton,
Neb., went home to hlu dinner Satur
day noon ho found his wife lying on
the floor dead. When he left homo in
tho morning sho wns enjoying good
health and the indications wero that
she died without warning, as she was
in the act of preparing the dinner
She wua uged nbout forty-live years.
Lynched for Testify In.
The body of a negro, Louis Rice, wns
found dangling from n limb of a tree
in the center of the town of Ripley,
Tenn. The lynching grew out of a
trial in Lauderdale county, during tho
course of which Rice testifled in favor
of one of his color who was ehnrged
with the murder of a white man
Ilellof Mill I'ltHsed.
The senate adopted tho conference
report on tho Puerto Rican relief bill
by a vote of thirty-live to fifteen, prac
tically a strict party expression. No
democrat voted for the report, but Mr.
Stewart (Nevada) voted with tho re
publicans. runner Kill Hit Wife.
Fran.? Garmout, u wealthy farmer,
killed his wlfo near Media, Kansas,
crushing her skull with u neekyoko.
Tho tragedy was caused by her refusul
longer to llvo with (larmont.
THE SVORY OF HER LIFE
Trlnl of IUIm Vlnln Horlnchcr Drnrontl
In the trial of tho Horlockcr-Morcy
poisoning ease at Hastings Friday n
number of witnesses for tho dofonso
were examined, the most of tho tcstl"
mony tended to show the good charno
ter of the defendant, and her emotion '
al nnd erratic temperament. The, story
of her life was told, not by her, but
by her friend nml eoiilldaut Miss Eva
Miss Stewart recited the story ns
given her by defendant without a fal
ter and in a clear and distinct voice,
choosing her words carefully and with
the precision of the trained elocution
ist, There wns not n sound in tho court
room nnd the spectators hung on every
word like it was a thing of rare prce
iousness nnd to bo preserved forever.
Miss Stewart said she had been on
very intimate terms with Miss Ilor
locker for two or three years. The do'
fendaut made a conlliluut of witness.
They met about Christmas, when thoj
walked together to defendant's home
bud remained with defendant that
night. When they were about to ro
tiro Miss Ilorlocker took the wittiest
bunds lu hers nml said she hud u con
fesslou to make; that she was in lovi
with ii married man, her employe!
that she had never thought of Mt
Morey other than as a friend until on
day he euiiio to her in tho olllco niu
complained of feeling lonely and down
cast and said how happy It would mnl
him If lie hail someone like her, win
seemed so strong ami self-reliant
to lean upon; that when he spoke t
her n little door in her heart llo
open that had never flown openbefort
that after that Mr. Morey often di
tallied her in tho otllcc after the other
had left und that lie had often take
her In his arms and kissed her passlot
ately, and that sho had returned h
kisses; that they had often gone oi
together and thnt he had taken her t
ills wife's apartments; that these r
latlons continued between them unl
mi Item appeared lu one of the loc.
papers referring to the conduct of
certain business man und young lad,
but not mentioning any names.
Then Mr. Tlbbcts called the
attention to it mid told them tin
they had better not bo seen t
getlier any more for the snl
of the reputation of both of them. M
Morey then turned uway from her ut
would havo nothing more to do wi
bur: that one evening he followed h
to the door and she usked him if it w
a satisfaction to refrain from Ills kiss,
and caresses, and he said it was; tli
It was a duty he owed to bis wife; th
he bud the greatest respect for In
(Miss ilorlocker) and hoped she won
assert her womanhood. She replle
"My God, has it come to respect, wh
it was all love before." She the
kissed ills hand, saying that frlen
could do that much.
It wns related Unit atone time wli
defendant was suffering fromheadae
Mr. Morey told her he knew sotuethi
about hypnotism and he believed
could help her; that he hypnotised 1
and relieved her of the pains in h
SAWMILL BOILER EXPLODE
Tlirtio Men Klllt-d und Four llndly
J ii red ut Muni'li-, Intl.
The James Nlcuin sawmill, six ml'
jouthwest of Munele, hid., was
utroyed by an explosion Three in
are dead, one will die, and three oth
Those killed nre Thomas Sullivi
aged forty-six, farmer.
Clifford Vun Husklrk, aged elghtc
brother of the engineer.
Marlon Carey, wealthy farmer.
'I lie following were injured: I
Van ltusklrk, engineer, skull erusl
in; botli arms broken; will die.
James Drugstrim, aged sixty-eig
shoulder crushed und arm broken.
James MeCreary, head cut,
broken, injured internnlly.
Will Green, twenty-four, bend sj
open, leg broken.
The explosion resulted from ,
water pump becoming broken wl
tho boiler had on u full head of stei
The engineer and proprietor had j
discovered the trouble und Nlckum i
gone to the blacksmith shop to get
Doctor Kills HliiiPtolf.
Dr. William Yuudell, state quai
tine oflicer ut El Puso, Tex., mid
of the best known men in Texas, e
niltted suicide at his home by fir in,
bullet through his brain. Dr. Yan
wus fifty-seven years old. Ho
been a sufferer of asthma for yi
and recently from a ooiiipllcatlor
The schooner Jennie S. Hutlcr, f
Baltimore for Galveston, with a ci
of 1,500 tons of coal, is ashore e
miles oust of Velasco, Texas, lifc
ing station. The crew wero resi
by tho surf boat.
A special from Clinton, Ind., c
thnt City Councilman John L. Hoi
of that place bus filed suit for div
from his wife on the charges of in
ity und names the Rev. Fnther Job
Btuntou ns co-respondent.
Friend of America.
The pence association of the Frit
in Amerlcn nt their mutual meetiuj
Richmond, Indiana, elected Dr. II
ard H. Thomas, of llaltlmore, us p
dent. It wns decided to rcmovo t
national headquarters from Richn
Hoy of Sixteen Ilmigoil.
Reuben Griggs, colored, aged
teen yenrs, was hanged at Cumber
court house ut Richmond. Va.,
criminal assault upon a girl of his
color, aged seven years.
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