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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 6, 1900)
A Story of Patriarchal Times.
By JULIA MAGRUDER...
Corrnionien 1800, 1P9i and 1808 nv lioncm noNSRii's Sows.
CHAPTER VII -(Continued.)
Then the fnce of each turned to each,
nnd Ions time they gazed Into each
other's eyes, na though their very
oouls were bared unto each other. Then
silently their nrniH entwined, and softly
their lips met and pressed and clung;
nnd so rested they, still upon their
knees, for the moment was sacred at
once to lovo and to death. The thought
of what was to come was In the heart
of ench, nnd cast around them a great
nwe that Bcetued to wrap them In; but
even over this their pure lovo tri
umphed, nnd the man and the maiden
wore shown therein the truth of Nu
marah's words, that love Is stronger
Then Adlna lifted up his voice and
And Namnrah, In her gentle voice,
which the words of Aillna's prayer
iniulo now to tremble, iintus-eied even
After they got them to their feet
nnd went In search of the maiden's
father Jephthnh. that they might speak
unto him cheering words and comfort
him with the comfort wherewith their
souls within them had been comforted.
And Namnrah spoke unto her father
Jephthnh, and said:
"Let this thing be done for me: let
mo alone two months, tliat I may go
up nnd down upon the mountains, and
bewail my unhappy lot."
And he said.
And after this, behold, the face of tho
maiden was no longer sorrowful, but
ever there beamed forth from It a most
calm and shining light that even com
forted the heartj of all who gazed on
On tho evening of the return from
battle of the hosts of Jephthah, the
Gllcadlte, Namnrah went, as was her
wont, to feed her doves, and as she
stood among them, more white than
was tho gown she wore, there came
to her, down tho garden-walk, through
tho parted branches of tho trees, the
young man Adlnn.
Now, Nnmnrnh knew that ho would
come, even at this time and place, but
her heart within her trembled, and tho
color was not so far gone from out her
cheek but that his coming called It
back, like to a rose In bloom.
Adlna, who had rested from his
traveling and refreshed himself, was
clad this evening, like Namnrah, all In
white, In n stately robe that swathed
his stalwart body from the shoulder to
the sandals on his feet. His beautiful
strong young nrms were hid beneath
Us folds, until, as ho came up to whero
the maiden stood, ho reached them
out and folded her tenderly nnd
strongly against his brenst.
"Hurt not tho bird, Adlna," sho said,
slowly, as ho hold her thero and knew
not to distinguish between tho flutter
ing of tho dovo nnd tho bentlng of tho
maiden's heart. "It Is even thy Httlo
messenger, which did company theo
upon thy dangerous wanderings nnd
bring mo the messago of thy heart to
"How knowest thou It Is the same,
Namarah," ho mado answer, "seeing
that these snow-white birds of thine
nro like as bo garden-lllles?" And as
ho spake, ho held her still with one
strong arm, while tho other hand ho
laid above her little ono that gently
smoothed the milled plumage of tho
"I knew it even by its travel-stains
nnd by Its broken feathers. See, tho
birdllng hath e'en suffered in our ser
vice," nnd, as sho spake, sho lifted It
nnd kissed It tenderly, nt which Adlna
Bwlftly bent his tall head and kissed
tho very spot whereon her lips had
lain upon the bird, saying as ho did so:
"Thy kisses are all mine, Namnrah,
nnd I must even tnko back tho ono that
thou hnst given to tho bird. It wns
111 done of theo to besow It on another
than him to whom It doth by right bo
long. Rolenso tho bird that hath too
long engaged tho touches of thy hands,
for theso bo mine also, nnd to-night I
long for all thy lovo, seeing that my
heart within me Is llko to burst with
Then Namarah swiftly loosed tho
bird, which flew away and vanished
from their sight, even ns tho maiden
threw her nrms about her lover's neck
and yielded herself to his most sweet
"I pray theo sorrow not, Adlna, my
beloved." Sho spako low. "Thlno nm
I for eternity, and Heavon's Joys can
novf r end. Wilt thou not strive to glvo
me strength to do tho thing that lies
before mo? Pray for courago for both
thee nnd me, for lovo Is sweet, nnd
death seems cruel."
"Ay, death Is cruel, cruel!" mado nn
Bwer Adlna, with that his brow grow
ntern, nnd tho very hands thnt wcro
about her soft young body clinched as
if In nnger.
"Now, may God forglvo me," said
Namnrah, "for tho evil word I spake.
It even passed tho door of my lips
without mine own consent. Our God Is
good, Adlna, nnd If wo dishonor Him
not, by doubt of His goodness nnd re
bellion to His will, Ho will most likely
dellvor vt botb; nnd If it pleaseth Him
to take my spirit back to Him who
gave It, nnd so lenve thee hero upon
the earth, will It seem too hard a thing
to wait with patience until the hour of
thy release from earth and flesh shall
come, when thy spirit shall again meet
"Too hnrd a thing, Namarah! I
could wait till eternity were ended
sooner than I could love any other
maiden than thee!"
"Ah, sweet, sweet Is thy lovo and
loyalty beloved!" salth Namarah; "and
my heart Is even warmed nnd com
forted to hear thee speak those words.
Nevertheless, there Is a thing I would
have thee remember. If It should be,
when I nm dead, that thou shouldst
ever lovo another maiden for thou nrt
young, and there be others worthy of
thy love, and life alone Is long nnd
sad I would not have thee live unwed
because of me. If thou choosest to
marry thou hast my full consent, nnd
even my blessing from Heaven."
Hut nt her words the young man
thrust her from him utmost roughly,
and turned on her the first ungentlo
look his fare had ever worn to her.
"Thou nrt unkind nnd cruel unto me.
Namnrah," he said, "and thy lovo Is
not like to mine for thee, or thou
couldst not think possible the thing
whereof thou speakest. The soul of
Adlna slept within him until, at touch
of thy soul, It waked; and It lives but
for thee alone. If thou must dL, tho
desire of my heart will be still to theo
alone, and my soul shall even wait for
thy soul." ,
Then Namarah came again Into his
nrms, nnd while they clasped her eloso
with love's true tenderness, behold tho
maiden began softly to weep, and said:
"I am oven satlstlcd to die to-night,
knowing n lovo like thine. If 1 dlo
and thou Hvest, I beseech thee that
thou wilt bo even as a son unto my
father Jephthah, for his heart Is brok
en within him. nnd by reason of his
vow ho glveth up his only child."
"Thnt will I maiden," saith Adlna;
"nnd if so be that I shall live and thou
dlest, that will even bo my work In
life. Ah, Namarah, my most holy nnd
most bounteous love, hast thou thought
upon the weariness nnd darkness of
the life that I will lead without thee,
oven through youth and manhood nnd
"Yea. beloved, I have thought of It,"
she answered "be sure that I have
thought of It with n heart mndo wild
with anguish, nnd It seemeth unto mo
that thy fato Is even a harder ono than
mine. But now that we have spoken
of theso things, and thou knowest my
thoughts nnd wishes concerning thy
life, If thou are left to live It out with
out me, let us speak of It no more, nnd
let us even, so far ns In us lies, banish
It from our thoughts. I would hnvo
thee glvo mo n solemn pledge that
when I depart on tho morrow, I, nnd
tho mnldens that be my companions,
thou wilt pray continually, as I shall
do, for deliverance. Kneel with mo
now, Adlnn, and lot us pray this
prayer, even In the silence of our
And side by side, upon the grass be
neath the white light of the moon, they
knelt togothor, hnnd in band, nnd lifted
up their henrts. So still and silent wns
tho night that the llttlo brook which
ran through the garden, down nt tho
foot of the hill, could be heard gurg
ling over Its stones, nnd tho notes of
tho doves In their house near by sound
ed mournfully and pleadingly in their
ears. Tho soft wind of tho summer
night played lightly over their bowed
heads, ruffling Adlnn's golden curls nnd
blowing ngalnst his throat a long tress
of Namarah's silky hair. Long tlrao
they knelt there, their bodies touching
only In that closo hand-clasp, but tholr
souls fused Into one.
When they roso from their knees and
stood erect in tho palo moonlight, both
so tall and young nnd beautiful In their
fair white raiment, they turned nnd
wound tholr nrms nround each other
In an embrace of unspeakable love.
Again the night lay wrapped In silence.
Suddenly there was a fluttering nbovo
them, and a white bird flow down and
nllghtcd. There It nestled, with a little
plaintive moan. As tho young man
nnd tho maiden strove each to touch
and soothe Its ruffled feathers, their
two hands met and clasped.
"It Is tho llttlo messenger," said Na
marah, as tho bird crept closer to tho
wnrmth of their necks, between tho
arch mado by their close-pressed
cheeks. "It seemeth to bo restless and
unhappy. Thero was one of my doves
killed by n hawk one dny. whllo this
messenger wns gone with thee. Thlnk
est thou It could have been Its mato?
I saw tho great hawk swoop down upon
It ono dny, ns It nut alono apart from
nil tho rest, nnd beforo I could run to
Ub rescue, tho poor llttlo thing had
been carried off in those cruel claws.
Thou knowest dost thou not? thnt
tho dovo Is tho Imago of constancy,
nnd that when It onco loses Its mnto It
tukes none other cvermoro."
"Even ns It shnll bo with mo,"
breathed forth Adlnn. "If I lose the
mnto whoreunto my soul Is already
wed. so will I llo Amply like tur mnto
less bird, until tnlno and shall come "
Then, whllo tho bird still rested be
tween them, they clasped each other
closer yet. for with the rising of the
sun to-morrow Namarah nnd her maid
ens were to set forth unto tho moun
tains, and this was their hour of part
ing. Long time they rested thero nlone,
after the bird hud fluttered off to Its
house, nnd ever tho sound of Its sad
complaining came unto their ears.
"It shall he my companion whllo
thou art gone." said Adlna, "and nt
night I will take It with mo, so that
Its mourning shall be made against tho
warmth of my heart, that hath no
voice wherewith to utter tho greatness
of Its woe."
Nevertheless, I Rhnll hear Its com
plainings even with tho ears oi my
soul," said Namnrah, "nnd my heart
shl answer them, In sounds Inuudlhla
Unit thy listening soul may hear. And
now must 1 leave thee, beloved, for my
father walteth for our parting to bo
over, that ho mny even speak with mo
At break of day next morning, Na
mnrah, ncconipanled by her maidens,
dressed nil In sad garments of mourn
ing, passed through the streets of Mia
poll nnd wended their way toward tho
mountains, nnd, ns they passed nlong,
behold tho people came forth of their
houses to look upon them, and ever na
they saw the maidens, In their sack
cloth and nshes, men nnd women, nnd
even llttlo children, lifted up their
voices nnd wept, for tho vow that Jeph
thnh hud vowed was known unto all
the people; also that the maiden Na
marah was gone, according unto cus
tom, to bewail upon the mountains
with tho maidens, her companions.
And ns the maidens walked with sad
and mensured steps, the maiden Na
mnrah walked ever at their head, her
stately height and noble form swathed
In sackcloth. And. although tho hood
of her mantle hid her face from view,
the people said she sobbed In passing,
becnuBO that they saw the fluttering
rise and fall of her breast beneath tho
folds of her gown.
Hut Namnrah was not weeping. Her
brow wns calm nnd solemn, nnd her
great eyes serene as- be stars. Her
vigil had made her pale as the ashes
wherewith she had sprinkled her gar
ments, but the look of her fnce wnB
strong nnd conlldent, and ever sho
whispered In tho bIIciico of her heart
"He will deliver."
As the town was left behind, nnd tho
rugged mountnln path up which they
were to wend their toilsome wny wns
come In view, Namnrah paused, and
the maidens who followed, pausing
nlso, say her part the folds of her gar
ment nnd take therefrom the messenger-dove
which had nlready served
so faithfully. Sho spake no word,
neither looked she to the right nor tho
left, while nil ttio maidens wondered,
but lifting it to her lips she gently
kissed It, then raising her arm nbovo
her head sho held It on her open palm,
giving it n little Impulse upward, at
which It spread Its wings and flew,
with n sure nnd steady flight backward
nlong tho path that they had como.
Namarah stood and looked nt It until
the whiteness of Its feathers was even
ono with the whiteness of the clouds,
nnd then she turned nbout nnd began
to climb the mountain-path, her mnld
ens following. Then wore thero tears
In her eyes, In that moment, which
overflowed and fell upon her cheek, but
no eyo there was that saw them.
(To bo continued.)
Ills licit Idcne.
That tho Amerlcau "man with tho
hoo" docs not find tho life of tho farm
stultifying must surely bo Inferred
from the words of an old tiller of tho
soli, who cunie ucross n classical vol
ume nnd found In Pinto a kindred
spirit. 'I ho good Amerlenn farmer
called upon a doctor, and wns ushered
Into the library. At once tho well-filled
book-shelves drew his nttentlon. "Aro
you fond of reading?" nsked tho doc
tor, noting tho wunderlng gazo. "Well,
yes," returned the farmor, modestly.
"I should bo pleased to lend you a book
to tnko homo with you," said tho other.
"Just take any ono that you think
you'd like to read." "Oh, I'm no good
at solectln'," replied tho old mnu.
"You pick ono out, doctor." So tho
doctor, In n spirit of fun, gavo tho
farmer a book written by Pluto. Tho
old man went away, and at tho end of
n week reappeared with tho book un
der his arm. "Well," queried tho doc
tor, "did you reud tho book?" "Yes, I
did," was tho emphatic answer. "And
what did you think of It?" "It was
fust-rate," responded tho farmer. "1'vo
read It through from klver to klver. I
never heard tell of this fellow Plato
before, but all tho samo I'm glad to
And that tho old chnp has been writing
up somo of my very best Ideas."
An ideal nf True (JrrutnuMi.
A Clovolnnd impor tells a story of a
strcot Incident which shows tho Ideul
of greatness which tho sensational
nowspapors, with their extravagant at
tention to "athletics," nro Inculcating
among tho street boys. Two very dirty
boys of this clnss wcro engaged In dis
figuring ns much ns possible every faco
on tho ndvortlsementa on n big bill
board. Thoy turned tho nctrcsses Into
bearded Indies, put cigars in tho
mouths of respeetablo nged gentlemen,
nnd gavo Admiral Dowoy n black eyo.
Then ono of them stnrtcd with his pen
cil for a fnco In tho middle of tho
board. Hut tho others called out:
"Hey! Don't do anything to that!"
"Why not?" asked tho first. "Why,
don't you know? That's Jeffries, tho
chnmplon!" They left tho fnco un
mutllated, looked respectfully at it a
moment, uud '.fudged along.
Dcwcy Willing to be a Candidate
for the Presidency.
ADMITS HE HAS HAD CHANGE OF MIND
Appn1 of fount rytiirn l.rmU to Now De
cision Willing to Sorye If Ameri
can l'roplr Wiinl Hint llrllrtn
Timk U Not t All DlnirtiM.
A special to the New York World
from Washington snys:
Admiral- Dewey iiuthorles the World
to announce to the American people
that after mature reflection and In re
sponse to the earnest entreaties from
all parts of the country, his former de
cision not under any elreuuistnnce to
run for the presidency is rescinded.
The World correspondent saw the
admiral at his home, lie Mild:
"I realie that the time has arrived
when I must definitely dollne my po
sition. "When I arrived in this country last
September 1 said then that nothing
would induce me to be n candidate for
the presidency. Since then, however,
I have had the leisure and Inclination
to study the matter, and have reached
n different conclusion, inasmuch as so
many assurances have e;.,io to me
from my countrymen that I would lie
acceptable as u candidate for this
great olllce. If the American people
want me for this high otllee I shall
be only too willing to serve them.
"It Is the highest honor in the gift
of this nation; what citl.en would re
"S'.ueo studying this subject I nm
convinced that the otllee of the presi
dency is not such a very dilllcult one
to lill. his duties being mainly to exe
cute the laws of congress.
"Should I be chosen for this exalted
position 1 would execute tho laws of
congiess ns faithfully as I have always
executed the orders of my superiors."
Admiral Dewey did not state which
party's nomination ho would accept.
Tho reporter asked:
"On what platform will you stand?"
and the admiral replied:
"I think 1 have said enough for this
time, and possibly too much."
PUERTO RICAN BILL PASSED
Finally Adopted by n majority of Nino
Tuesday was a notable day in the
tJniti'd States senute. It brought to n
clo'.c the sharpest and most prolonged
debate upon any measure siuco those
discussed during the memorable "war
cougress" two years ago. At J o'clock
in the afternoon the votes were begun
upon the Puerto RIcan tariff and civil
government bill and tho pending
Amendments, and less than hour Inter
the measure, also, on which there hits
been so much contention in and out of
congress, was passed by a majority of
nine, the final vote being 40 to 31.
Only committee amendments were
adopted. The galleries were crowded
and hundreds of people tilled the cor
ridors. The particularly notable speeches of
the day wcro delivered by Mr. Mason
(111.) In opposition to the measure, and
by Mr. Koraker (Ohio), who replied to
a brief speech of Mr. Wellington of
Maryland. The following is the de
tailed vote upon the measure:
Yaes Allison, linker Kurd, Cnrtcr,
Chandler, Clark (Wyo.), Cullotn, De
boe, Depcw, Fairbanks, Koraker, Fos
ter, Frye, Qnllinger, Gear, Hanna,
Hansbrougb, Hawley, Jones (Nov.),
Kcan, Kyle, Lodge, Mcltrlde; McCo
raas, McMillan, Penrose, Perkins,
Piatt (Conn.), Piatt (X. Y.), Prltehard,
Quarles, Ross, Scott, Sewell, Shonp,
Spooner, Stewurt, Thurston, Wetmorc,
Nays Allen, Ilncon, llcrry, Clark
(Mont.), Clay, Cockrell, Culbertson,
Daniel, Davis (rep.), Harris, Hatfield,
Jones (Arlc), Kenny, Lindsay, Mc
Laurin, Murtel, Mason (rep.), Money,
Morgan, Nelson (rep.), Pettus, Proctor
(rep.), Simon (rep.) Sullivan, Taliafer
ro, Teller, Tillman, Turly, Vest. Well
ington (rep.) 31.
The only change In the pairs on the
final voto related to Mr. lleveridge of
Indiana. Mr. Clark (Montana) an
nounced that be understood, If present,
Mr. lleveridge would voto for the bill.
He thereafter transferred his pair to
Mr. Rawlins (demo., Utah). This per
mitted both Mr. Clark and Mr. Iluunu
(Mr. Rawlins' pair) to vote.
SIFTING MURDER MYSTERY
Detective Searching for Authors ef
Crime In Alnska.
Passengers nrrivlng at Senttlo from
Skaguay by the city of Seattle, say that
Detcctlvo McGuire, the PInkerton man
who is working on the Relfe-Clason-Ol-son
murder mystery, believes that a
fourth man was killed with the party
and his body burned.
McGuire, it Is said, thinks Graves,
tho partner of O'Hrlen, the suspected
murderer, was the fourth victim.
Graves is missing and heretofore ithas
been thought he came out to tho coast
immediately after the crime w s com
mitted. The supposition is that O'Urien
Murdered his purtner.
Tlmy Did Not Turry.
Rudyard Kipling tells a good story of
himself. Ono dny, ho snys, I was sit
ting in my study In London, when sud
denly a gentleman appeared nt tho
door unannounced, followed by two
schoolboys. "Is this Rudyard Kip
ling?" Inquired tho gontleman. "Yes,"
I nnswered. Ho turned round. "Hoys,
this Is Rudyard Kipling." "And this
Is where you write?" ho continued.
"Yes," I replied. "Hoys, this Is whero
he writes." And beforo I had time to
nsk them to tnko a seat they wore
gone, boys and all. I suppose they had
nil literary London to do in that way.
TRAP WAS WELL LAID
AmliiMti of llrlllsli Wm i Very Oleter
1 1 hit .Mil n I'll it.
The war ollice reports that Colonel
Hi oad wood lost m'vcii guns and all his
baggage in the ambush laid for him by
the Moors on last Saturday. Tho cas
ualties numbered :iM.
It would be impossible to conceive,
anything more ingenious than the
Hocr trap, and the only wonder Is that
it single man escaped. On crossing tho
spruit, where the ground rises Imme
diately towards n grassy knoll, with
stony slopes facing the drift, ono eume
upon an enclosure from which It was
possible to lire over tho drift. At this
(tolnt the spruit mulct's a circular bond,
while the south embankment, which
is protected by the partially construct
ed railway embankment, enabled tho
enemy to pour in galling lire on thia
sides, as well us u double tier of flro in
When the convoy wns first attacked
n scene of filghtful confusion followed,
The mules stumped nnd tho wagons
were overturned, while the concealed
enemy poured In u deadly tire.
The latest news fiom the front adds
little to the public knowledge of tho
convoy disaster. No credence is yUeu
to reports that the Itoers numbered
between 8,oi)0 and 10,000 men. Tho
general belief is that there could not
have been half that number, but tho
mere fact that even so many as half
could have been collected so near head
quarters without the knowledge of tho
Itrltlsh commanders provokes much
uneasy criticism. The disaster Is re
garded ns a direct ivult of tho Ina
bility of General French to out of? tho
command of (ieuetal (Mirier and tho
other commandoes when escaping from
the Oinr.ge rier.
Lincoln Still lleptiltlli'iin Soiillt Onialm
The entire republican city ticket
was elected yesterday. Five, out of
seven councilmcu were ulso elected by
the republicans, being n gain of one
councilman for that party. The threo
republican candidates for tho school
board were elected by majorities rang
ing from 1,000 to 1,400.
Tho dny at the polls was one of the
quietest in recent years. While aotlvo
work was being done by candidates in
tho wards which wcro close, in few In
stances were the entire working forces
of either party out. The votes camo
In steadily, however, throughout the
day nnd when the polls closed u good
list was in.
The principal contest centered on
exciseman, the question of saloon or
no saloon being at issue. II. W. Hrown,
license, was elected over C. K. Loomis,
no license, bv a majority of 1,004. Oa
the other oflices the majorities ranged
from 1,200 to 1.S0O.
It mil It In South Oiiitilta.
A. R. Kelley, republican, was elect
ed mayor of South Omaha, his major
ity being about .100. Kout.ski, repub
lican candidate for city treasurer, is
elected, as are four out of six republi
can councUuien and two members of
the school board.
In Otlirr Towmm.
The cities of Fremont, Hastings, and
other larger towns are republican. In
tho smaller towns the question of sa
loons was up, and the anti-saloon
lougue tickets were successful ut muny
WAVERLY HAS CLOSE CALL
Klovntor Hums nnil Cinder Hturt Horcral
The elevator qf Walker & Adams at
Wavcrly caught flro about half past
live o'clock Tuesday evening. The
discovery wus made by Mr. Walker,
one of tho Arm. He noticed a small
bla.o In the floor of ono of tho bins
and on looking up saw that the whole
top was on tire. Thero was ti very
stiff breeze blowing from the east, and
as tho elevator was situated in the
eastern part of town, tho cinders,
which were very large, blew onto the
principal business blocks, tho roofs
often getting on lire, and the men had
hard work to save the buildings. Cit
izens did good work, but could not
savo tho elevator. There wero .1,000
bushels of corn In tho elevator und
ubout 4,000 bra'iels In cars. The cars
wcro nil saved. The elevator was
worth about S.1,000, and there was
S2.000 insuran.ee in tho Phenlx, but uo
insurance on tho grain. It is not(
known from what source tho llro orig
inated, but in nil probability it caught
from tho machinery.
Threatened With u Htrllte.
At Omaha, Neb., tho sheet metal
workers decided to strike. They got
twenty-eight cents an hour and de
manded forty. Contractors wanted to
compromlsoon thirty-two and a hulf
cents. The action of tho metal work
ers will bq considered by tho central
labor union and everybody in position
to know predicts a general btrike in
Billed the Night Operator.
Robbers lust night rifled the Santa
Fe depot at Wlntield, Kan., and shot
and killed D. C. Coates, the night op-,
erator, in escaping. They secured only
a few cents. Tho killing was evident
ly committed to prevent identification.
A Cleb ef Itrdhead.
Philadelphia has an auburn-halrod
euchro club. Only thoso whoso trosset
resomblo the golden rays of tho sotting
sun aro ellglblo to membership. Tho
first meeting of tho club was hold last
week. Sixteen chnrter members woro
enrolled and ovcry shado of hair was
represented, from flery rod to tho moat
subdued Titian coloring. All passod a
rigid examination ns to their hirsute
credentials. Thu membership of tho
club will bo limited to thirty nnd all
tho young people In tho neighborhood
with hair of tho rcquslto shado aro
"ager to Join.
VIOLA NOT GUILTY
Jury In llnrlnrlirr ('unit Urine In Vor
illrf .riiilliiii; tlio ll fcuiliint.
Viola llorloeker, who for nearly two
weeks has been on trial in district
court at Hastings charged with admin
istering poisonous caiiily to the wife of
her employer, is again a free woman,
and at liberty to go where she chooses
or where her family ami friends cbooso
she shall go.
The verdict that released her from
the embrace of the law's strong arm
was handed to the court at just twenty
minutes past II o'clock Friday morn
ing, less Until an hour from tho timu
the court had tlnished reading its In
structions and given the case to tho
At the eloso of the argument of tho
prosecution J inlgc Adams read his in
structions to the jury anil it retired to
the Jury room to deliberate.
At 11:20 n. in., just llfty-threo min
utes ufter leaving the court room, tho
jury asked to be returned to render
their verdict. Telephone messages
went flying over the city and in live
minutes people were hastening toward
the court house from all directions.
At 11:10 defendant and attorneys
entered the room.
Miss llorloeker was absolutely color
less ns she entered the room. Her lips
were drawn and she gave evidence of
the terrible mental strain under which
she was laboring.
As soon as she wns seated the jury
llled in and took their places in the
Jury box. There was an instant of
intense silence, ami then the court
'Gentlemen of the jury, have you
agreed upon a verdict'.'"
"We have," came the response.
The foreman then banded the (tapers
to the Judge. Deputy Clerk Unit ton
took the verdict, and after alllxing the
tiling stamp, handed it back to Judge
Adams, who read it aloud:
"We. the Jury in the above entitled
t'iiM'. being duly empanelled and
sworn, do llud and say that the defend
ant, Viola llorloeker, Is not guilty."
"Gentlemen, Is this your verdict?"
"It is," was the response.
The defendant threw up her hands
and uttered a cry. Mr. Hatty, her old,
gray-haired counsel, was at her sldo in
uu instant and throwing his arms
about her, hugged and kissed her fer
vently. Mr. Stevens went forward to
extend bis congratulations, but he was
not so demonstrative. Her sisters had
hurried to the jury box nnd were shak
ing the hands of the jurymen. Miss
llorloeker arose and followed them,
and as the jurymen passed from the
box she grasped each by the band untl
said: ' G,)d bless you; ob, God, I thank
you for this."
The verdict, though not unexpected,
was coldly received by the spectators
and beyond a few handclaps there was
no outburst or other demonstration
than that made by Miss llorlocker's
family and her attorneys.
ARCHIBALD FORBES IS DEAD.
Wull-Knoun Wiir :orrioiidmit Hue
cumin ut London.
A London, March 30, dispatch says:
Archibald Forbes, the well known wnr
correspondent, died In this city during
tho night. He bad been in bad health
for some years mid during the last six
months had been unable to write or do
anything owing to complications aris
ing from rheumatism and paralysis.
He spent most of bis time at Ills homo
in London. His wife was n Miss Meigs,
daughter of the late quurtor-mnster
general of the United States, Geu. M.
KRUGER ISSUES WARNING
TvIIh Women nnd Chi Id run to Move Out
President Krugcr's latest proclama
tion warns women nnd children to
leave llloemfontein within live days,
as he intends to bombard and destroy
the city ami to shoot the burghers
whom bo captures.
Shoots llliimiilf at Full.
A sensational suicldo occurred at
Niagara Falls, N. Y., In the river by
Goat island, near tho spring. A man
waded out as far as ho could, shot him
self three times in tho head, pitched
forward into the water and was swept
down between Luna and Goat island,
going over the falls at the Cave of the
From papers and letters left behind
ho is thought to bo Hlppolyte Schneid
er, of Pittsburg. Letters in French
were found addressed to Madamo Lil
lian Russell. Infanta Dahlia nnd thu
Westinghouse company, of Pittsburg.
In one letter he blames tho woman
Lillian Russell for his death and leaves
her all his property The letters woro
rambling and indicate that tho man
was insane. Naturalization papers
were found on him, dated March 0,
1832. ta Pittsburg.
Htrlko C'nlloil Off.
A settlement of tho strike In the
machine shops of Chicago was reached
at a conference held between ollicinls
of the unions and representatives of
tlie employers. It is n settlement
which is to be national in its scope,
and under Its terms the general strike
timed to in vi ilvc the 15.000 machinists
of the country about April 1, will bo
Kill Allotted ltlrtiyt'r
At Hlrmiughaiu, Ala.. G. 11. WUmot,
pausenger conductor, shot and killed
C. C. Ilraxton. Itravton lived with
Wilmot and is alleged to have been in
timate with Mrs. Wilmot. Wilmot
surrendered to the sheriff. He is a
lluniH Nirly Two lllorks.
Fire at South MeAllster, I. T.,
burned over nearly two blocks, des
troying over u dozen small business
buildings. The total loss-U over 830,-000.
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