The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, March 29, 1901, Image 7

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THE ST. JOSETH J
The Indictment of Mrs. Addle nich-1
ardson ly the grand Jury on the
charge of murdering her husband,
Frank Richardson, has served to stir
anew Interest in this mysterious case.
The timo for the trial Is now not far
away and throughout the county the
probable verdict of the Jury Is the
chief topic of discussion. On this
Y point there Is u divergence of opinion,
the friends of Mrs. Richardson stout
ly defending her from the charge made
against her. Mrs. Richardson herself
remains confident of her acquittal. "I
welcome this opportunity to prove my
innocence," she said to n friend the
ether day. "fiver since the death of
my huaband I have been compelled to
listen to veiled allusions to my guilt,
and now a chance is offered to end
them forever. I am Innocent and 1
have no fear that the Jury will fiifd
otherwise."
In less than one hour after Rich-
- ardson was known to be dead at ltls
home on Christian Ridge, the night
boforo Christmas, it was confidently
asserted that he hud committed sui
cide. Mrs. Adie L. Richardson, tho
widow of the dead merchant, was tho
llrst to create tne Impression that he
had Wiled himself. A search was
made for the rovolver with which
Richardson was suppohod to have shot
himself, and it was not found. Rich
ardson did not own a revolver. The
death wound was In the back of the
neck.
There was no Indication of powder
burns.
P When they began the Investigation
of the case tho grnnd Jurors first took
up the relations that had existed for
tiome time nenvepH iiicnnnisun mm
only a few days when Richardson was
killed.
The evidence against George B.
Crowley, as gathered by the officers at
work on the case and by a detective
employed to assist them, Is held to
have been the cause of the qunrrol b
twecn husband and wife.
Stewnrt Kifo has beon' suspected oi
the murder, Fife haB been questioned
about his whereabouts on the night
of the murder, and he said he went U
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show that he was a frequent visitor j the rooms of the Owl club early In UW
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Crowley himself Is worth about $300.-
000, the greater part of It being repre
sented by real estate.
dared that he awoke an hour after tht
time tho murder was committed. Flft
relied on tho testimony of Samuel Wat
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wife. There was evidence that their
domestic relations had been strained.
In fact, they had practically separated
a short time before the murder and
Mrs. Richardson went to tho home of
her parents at San Antonio. Tex. She
remained there several weeks, when
thero was a leconclllatlon and she re
turned home. She had been at home
Taken In connection with the state
ment of Dessle Phyllis, the servant
girl at Richardson's, who says Crow
ley was a frequent visitor at the Rich
ardson house, tho evidence against
frequently when Richardson was not
at home.
Crowley lives a mile from town, on
a large farm, and has a wife and one
child. He owns a great deal of proper
ty In Savannah and In the country near
the town. His father is one of tho
wealthiest farmers in tho state, and
Crowley Is regarded by many of the
townspeople as pointing him out to
Grade and XVar.
In 189ft China was our best customer
in cotton cloths. We sent $10,273 487
worth of cotton manufactures to China
in that year. In 1900 our cotton ex
ports to China fell ott nearly one-half.
This was the result of the Boxer war.
which brought our total exports of
, , f ,-nttnn In 1900 down
to 120,722,759, a decline In value or
52.S44.155.
In 1899, when we exported cotton
manufactures to the value ot $23,500,
914 England exported cotton manufac
tures to the value ot 93S8.325.U00; Ger
many. $53,037,000: Franco, $32,081,000;
Switzerland, $25,717,000; Japan, $10,
215,000, and Italy. $10,747,000. The
reports show that trie cousumpwuu '
cotton, domestic and foreign. In the
United States Is nearly twico as large
as In 1890 We produce 85 per cent of
all the cotton In the world, but we
supply lew, than 6 per cent of the cot
ton goods which otner nawuu ,.
While tho war in China has been to
our disadvantage in cotton manufac
ture?, the war in South Africa has
been to our advantage in that it has
mndc England a larger purchaser of
our food products, of horses and mules
and has contributed to a great Increase
of our Iron aad steel trade In Africa.
Great Riltaln bought of us 0.000.000
potind3 more of fresh beer in annum.
1901. than in January, 1900; 9.000,000 .
pounds more ot baron, 3,000.000 pounds
more of ham, and 1,940,000 pounds
more of butter. In the last jear we
have also greatly increased our ex
ports of booth, shoes nnd other leather
products, of wagons and all transport
materials, our total domestic exports
for tho Foven months ending January, i
1901, reaching a value of $887,702,000,
against $787,391,000 for the seven
months ending January. 1900.
An Affair of Honor.
Count Ron! do Castellano has met
M. do Rodays on the Held of honor and ,
inlllctod upon him a wound which will
ulve him borne Inconvenience and lay j
him up for a week. This settleb mat
ters very clearly; M. de Castellano is
Innocent of the charges which do Ro
days brought against him. Tho pres
ence of his bullet In his adversary's
body affords Its own convincing proof.
Tho wound Is sufficiently serious to
show this, nnd yet not grave enough
to give ground for tho bellof that M.
do Rodays In his misrepresentations
-was guilty of wilful falsehood. It he
had Intentionally misstated farts tho
truth undoubtedly would have been
ehown on tho dueling field and M. de
Hodays would have been lucky to get
off with his life. As It Is. the result
affords proof of both Bonl's Innocence
and of the unintentional chnraitor of
De Roday's wrongdoing. The shallow
ness of tho latler's claims Is exposed In
the fact that he did not even hit his
adversary. Had he done so the ver
dict against Castellano would havo
been overwhelming. If each had shot
the other It would have been known
also that while Bonl was guilty as
charged his opponent was actuated by
malign motives In mnklng tho charges.
Fortunately It Is unnpcessnry to spec
ulate upon this proposition. M. de
Rodays who wns first punched Into
fighting and then shot for doing so.
may not bo ready to view tho mntter
den, the negro Janitor at the rooms of
the Owl club, to nrove that ho was
there at the time. Other witnesses say
they saw him on the street at tho tlmo
he says he was asleep In tho rooms of
tho Owl club.
Fife owned a revolver, and Is said to
have flourished it in the saloon 'of E. E.
Norrls in St. Joseph, remarking at tho
same time that he intended to kill
Richardson. He showed letters to a
woman In St. Joseph nnd said they had
been written to him by Mrs. Richard
son. Tho letters were sensational and
were signed by the namo of "Adie."
in a proper and unprejudiced spirit,
lint noni's Innocence has been demon
strated to the satisfaction of such per
sons as still believe that the duel Is
not merely a foolish nnd wicked sur
vival of an nge of barbarism.
A Challenge to the Xnrder-xe.
lrom the Memphis Commercjal-Ap-pcal:
Ab the mule center of the aolar
system, Memphis can bid defianco to
envious rivals.
The Pacific Ocean has a greater vol
ume of water than Its stormy sister
sea. There are 72,000,000 cubic miles
of wator In the Atlantic and 141,000,000
in tho Pacific.
Water "Rats in Jfaples, Italy.
CHAPTER lit. (Continued.)
"I suppose it must bo that 1 do not
euro to do so," she answered coldly,
almoBt Insolently, with an intonation
that cut him to the quick; and then ho
stepped aside and she paused through.
As the last of her dreBS disappeared
through an opposite door, the young
man turned away, clinched his hands,
and muttered to himself:
"What a fool I am what a mad
fool-to wait all my life up to this,
only to fall In lovo with a woman
who scarcely care to remember my
existence!"
With this sclf-congrntulatory ad
dress, he strode down the amps mm
lnn ttm nnnv rnrrlncc. In which short
ly nftorwurd ho drove his sister and
"the queen" to the Grange.
All things considered, the poor po
nies would have preferred any other
driver that day, and tho girls a more
lively companion; but chu sara, sara,
and so all parties had to put up with
Denzil. Onco applying tho whip too
sharply to tho well-cared-for back of
QUI, tho far-off pony, sho thought
propor to mnkc a bolt of It for half n
mile or so, and persuaded Jack to ac
company her, until a steep hill and
Dcnzil'H firm hand had onco more re
duced them to a kindly frame of mind.
During this rather trying halt mile,
Miss Voungc, as loudly as sho wall
nmiM iimi tnttnn nnrtleulnr tmlns to
express her consternation at anil her
disapproval of her brother's mode of
drlvlnir. until Denzil. provoked beyond
bounds by more than otio causo that
day, turned nnd advised her, In no
very tender tonus, to restrain hor ex
citement; after which Rachacl set her
thin lips tightly together, and deter
mined to have her revenge na speedily
as poflfllblo; so when tho Grango had
been reached, and they all stood round
tho phaeton, waiting for Eddie's knock
at the door to be answoied, sho said,
sweetly:
"What Is the matter with you today,
Denzil, dear? You are a little out of
sorts, aro you not?"
"Am I?" asked Denzil "I don't
know most peoplo aro at times, I
Btipposo. Why do you ask?"
"Oh, for nothing, dearest" If pos
sible, spoken more Bweetly still "I
was only anxious; and, by tho bye,
your persuuslve powers failed to bring
Miss Trevnnion with us, did they
not?"
"Oh, you serpent!" thought Frances
Sylvcrton, Indlgnnntly, as sho saw
Donzll's handsome face rontrnet and
Hush painfully; but all she Bald was.
"Mr. Younge, will you come here a"nd
see what Eddie haB done to my stir
rup? Tho boy grows more Intolerably
stupid every day. What Is thero
nothing really the mntter with It?
Well. I wonder then whnt makes It
feel so queer;" and then tho door was
opened, and Denzil helping her from
her Baddle, they all went Into tho
houso.
Hero they spent n long halt hour
with tho master of tho Grange a hnlf
hour that worked wonders, ns Fiances
obtaiuod her request, nnd a ball was
promised within a fortnight to cele
brate her delivery from Uncle Carden's
grasp "strictly on tho condition,"
said old Dick Blount, "that you glvo
mo tho first quadrlllo, Miss Frank;"
nnd she having promised the desired
dance willingly enough, they all
turned onco more homeward.
Frances Sylverton discovered two
things during hor rldo that morning.
One was, that tho chestnut thorougn
bred she rode that day wont easier In
its stride than the llttlo gray maro,
her more constant companion; the
other, that Donzll Younge wns, with
out doubt, very desperately In love
with beautiful Mildred Trevaulon.
In this picture aro shown two of tho
water rats of Naples. They uro only
harmless boys who have beon brought
up close to the water. These boys can
swim llko so many rats and aro as
hard to catch by the police as are our
boys who live ulong the wharves.
These boys of Nnples make a living by
iilviiiii for nennles. When tho big
America the water runs surround tho
boats and cry, "Penny, penny In the
water, please. Hurry up, please," and
few can resist tholr pleadings. On
over goes a penny nnd Into tho watt
all the water rats dlvo at once, and
soon up comes the lucky one with It In
his mouth. Then It Is "Penny, please,"
again until tho ship leaves port. Thcsi
ocean steamers come to Italy from ' bon are mostly fishermen's sona
CHAPTER IV.
When the Devcrllls made their ap
pearance at King's Abbott on Monday
evening, Just ten minutes before the
dinner-bell rang, thoy brought In their
train, uninvited, a cousin of their own,
a certain Lord Lyndon, who had most
unexpectedly arrived at their place
that morning.
"I knew you would mako him wel
come, my dear," the honorable Mrs.
Dovcrlll whispered to hor old friend,
Lady Caroline, as they seated them
selves on tho soft cushions of a
lounge; "and really wo did not know
in tho least what to do with him."
After which llttlo introduction the
young lord waa made welcome and civ
illy entreated forthwith. He wjih a
middle-sized young man of from
twenty-six to thirty, rather stout than
otherwise, with nondescript features,
and hair slightly Inclined toward the
"coloatlal rosy." His mouth, too, was
an Inch, more or less, too largo for
his face, nnd his eyes might have been
a degroo bluor, but, for all thnt.they
had a pleasant, genial expression
lurking in their light depths, while
his smile alono would have redeemed
an uglier man.
Ho was a general favorite with most
of his acquaintances, and a particular
one with Mt cousins, the nnyerills,
who looked upon him fondly enough In
the light of a brotherly relation, time
Iiaving convinced them that their
chances wore not of that order that
would change his position from frlond
to husband. The elder Miss Doverlll
was a tall girl, gawklly Inclined, pos
sessed of a very pronouncod nose, a
talent for listening, and a bright, clev
or expression, while her sister was par
ticularly ugly. There were no two
opinions on the latter point, cither In
Clliton or olBewhero; and Indeed caar-
In the younger Miss Doverlll's face
Miss Trevnnion, in a deml-tolletto
of black nnd gold, scarcely improved
Miss Jano's homely appearanco this
evening, as, with her calm, self-pos-Bwmcd
manner, sho sallod down the
long drnwlug room to receive hor par
ents' guests.
Then she was Introduced to 1ird
Lyndon, nnd oxecuted a llttlo half-bow
for his enpeclal benefit, which had tho
effect of reducing that amiable young
nobleman to n hopeless statu of Imbe
cility for the niiHiilnr five minutes. Af-
tor that'tlme had olnpsod ho gradually
recovered his wonted composure, nnd,
summoning back his doparted pluck,
took to Hturlng at Mlsa Trevanlon
every alternate live seconds, with such
uumlstnknblo admiration In his eyes
ns caused Denzil Younge In the back
ground to utter curses not loud, but
deep,
Miss Trevanlon was Binlllng vory
sweetly nt the new arrival far morn
sweetly than sho had ever smiled at
him Denzil; and he,-the newcomer
was evidently enjoying to the full tho
eommonplnce conversation ho was
holding with her.
Seeing this, Denzil fnlrly gnashed his
teeth with excess of Jealousy, and con
signed this harmless young lord to all
sorts of dreadful places, while telling
Miss Sylverton, with his tenderest
smile, how dear to his heart was a
crimson ioso In masses of fair brown
hair.
"Who wns It told me you prcforrod
'great wealth of golden hair?' " sho
rejoined, mischievously, while sho
laughod good-naturedly enough, albeit
slightly mockingly, ns Donzll colored
and flashed a glance nt hor, half
earnest, half reproachful, from his
beautiful dnrk-blue eyes.
"Mover mind," she whispered, lnylng
hor hnnd with a gontlo pressure on his
arm ns he took her In to dlnnor
"novor mind; I am your friend, you
know so trunt me."
Whereupon Donr.ll returned the pros-
sure very grnteiuuy inueeu; auer
which these two felt that they had
sworn a bond of mutual good fellow
ship. All through dlnnor Lyndon devoted
himself exclusively to Miss Trevnnion,
whllo she from whnt motive was a
mystery came out from her habitual
coldness, and laughed and sparkled,
and dazzled her companion, until Don
zll watching from tho other end of
tho table felt IiIb heart ache opprcs
Hlvcly, and a dull senso ot tho empti
ness of things in general creep over
him.
Perhaps, had sho vouchsafed him
oven ono gracious glnnco, even one
smile, not nt him, but In
his direction, It would hnvo
dulled tho pain, but hor eyes sedulously
avoided that sldo of tho room, while
sho coquetted with nnd chnrmad her
now ndmlrer with nn assiduity that
made Frances Sylverton fairly wonder.
Once only, before she left the npnit
ment, did Denzil meet her glitnce, and
then but for an Instant, as he held tho
door open for tho ladles to pass
through. Mildred, who happened to bo
last, having caught her light dress in
a slightly projecting corner of the
walnncoatlng, ho stooped to release
her, and aa ho rose again, their eyeB
met.
In hers lay nothing but mute, cold
thanks; while In his whatever It was
sho saw In hl, It cnused Miss Trevan
lon to bow hurriedly nnd movo away
down the long hall, after tho others,
with quickened, petulant steps.
"Mildred, darling, how pale you
look!" Lady Caroline said, anxiously,
ns she Joined tho ladles in the drawing
room. "Arc you cold, child, or 111?"
Como over there to tho firo nnd warm
yourself. These sudden chills are very
dangerous."
But Miss Trevanlon would neither
acknowledge to cold or go near the
pleasant, Inviting blaze, choosing rath
er to wander away vaguely toward a
distant, henvlly curtained window,
whero she hid herself from the watch
ful, reading eyes of Rachael Younge.
Outside the window rnn a balcony,
gleaming marble white In the brilliant
moonshine. It looked so soft, so sweet,
so lonely, that Mildred, whose cheeks
had changed from palest whlto to
warmest crimson, felt n sudden Intenso
longing to pass out and bathe .her
flushed face In the cool pure light.
With noiseless touch sho pushed
open the yielding sash, and found her
self part of the silent, star-lit night,
with a faint wind fanning her nnd the
deadness of sleeping nature nil around.
A tall, slight, dark-robed figure, sho
stood with one bund scarcely less
whlto than the rays that covered it
resting on the balustrade, her oyea
wandering restlessly over the shadowy
landscapu. A perfect queeu of night
she seemed, or very fitting Juliet, had
thero but been a Romeo.
Presently, with steady, eager stepa,
came Donzll Younge toward her, and
took up his position by her side.
"Dreaming, Miss Trevnnion?" he
said,
Mildred stnrted peceptlbly. Perhaps
her thoughts whatever they wore
had been far uwuy perhaps too near.
Whlchovep It was, sho roused herself
with a visible effort before sho answer
ed him,
"Almost," she said, "although tho
night U aomowhat chilly for well ro
mantic nonsenao. Howerer, you hare
shown me my folly, so there la little
danger of my repentlnjt It 8hAIl
return to tho drawing-room?"
"In ono moment," he answered, hur
riedly; whoreupon Miss Trevanlon
turned back onco more, nnd, pausing
with wondering eyes, laid her hand
ngaln on the balustrade.
Denzil appeared a llttlo palo a little
nervous perhaps In the moonlight,
but that was nil; and his voice, when
ho spoke, though low, was quite dis
tinct. "Why will you not bo friends with
mo?" ho naked.
"Friends with you!" Mildred repeat
ed, with cnlmeat, most open-eyed as
tonishment, raising her face to his.
"Why, what ran you moan? Have I
offended you In any way? If so, I am
sorry, and, bollevo me, I did not mean
to do so. 1 funded I was treating you
as I treat all my other acquaintances."
"No, you do not," ho rejoined, with
nn odd repressed vohomcncO assort
ing Itself In IiIb tone; "you treat mo
very differently, iib It scomB to mo.
Why, on nil others you bestow a few
smiles, a few kind words nt least,
whllo on me Miss Trcvanlon.I wondor
1 wonder. If you could only guess
how much your simplest words aro to
mo, would tho rovelatlon mako you a,
little less chary of them?"'
"I do not understand you," ahe said,
coldly, closing nnd unclosing her hand
with angry rapidity: "nnd I bellevo
you yourself do not know of what you
aro Bpeaklng. ,
"Yes, I do," ho afllrmed, paBslonate
ly. "I know I would rathor havo your
most cnrelcsB friendship than the lovo
of nny other woman. I would almost
rather havo your hatred than what I
now fear your Indifference."
Tho moon had disappeared behind o,
Bullen dark gray cloud, and for a fewj
momenta they were left In comparative
darkness. Miss Trovanlon'a heart
w..a beating loud nnd fast; tho cloudy
drapery that pnitlnlly concealed, but
scarcely hid her delicate nock umf
shoulders was strangely agitated. 8h
could not Bee. her companion's face, but
felt that ho wa trying to plorco th
momentary gloom to gain somo insight
Into her soul. Ho should read no
thoughts of hers, she told hersolf, with
proud reliance on her own strength ;
ho should not lenrn from her faco how
deeply hlH words had vexed her.
When once more the moon asserted
herself and shone forth with redoubled
brilliancy, Drnzil gazed only" on 11
calm statuesque figure and haughty
unmoved features that gave no Index
to tho heart beneath. She seemed a
beautiful being, a plcco ot nature's
most perfect work but a being hard,
unsympathetic, Incnpnblo ot nny di
vine feeling.
He gazed at her In silence, wondering
how so fair u creature could bo ao de
void of all tender charncterlBtlcB, and,
aa ho gazed, a mau'n step sounded
lightly on the gravol benenth them. As
: she heard It. Miss Trovanlon'B whole
expression changed, her face wns lit
up witu suiioen unuiinuuii, uiiu uwn
an eager expectant look that rendered
her ten times more lovely than ho had
ever seen her. She moved lightly to tho
top of the Ktonc steps that led to tho
giounds, nnd watched, with pretty Im
patlenco until a gray-colored figure
emerged from the darkness, and, see
ing her took her gladly In his arms.
"Charlie!" she said, rapturously,
and, when ho had half pushod her from
his embrace, she put up hor hands and
smoothed back IiIb sunny brown hair
from his forehead, and kissed him
three times fondly; nftcr which sho
Buddcnly recollected Denzll's presence,
nnd. drnwlng bnck, pushed Charllo
gently townrd him.
(To be Continued.)
HuilntM Itefore I'Uatur.
An English commercial traveler, for
whobo pushing AmerlcanlBm a Liver
pool paper vouches with great enthusi
asm, started out after a country order.
Happening to arrive at the village on
the day of a febtlva), he found the shop
of Ills customer closed, and learned
that the man himself was at the celo
bratlon a mile out of town, At once
he aet out for the spot, and reached
tho ground Just In "tlmo to see hla
shopkeeper climb into a balloon pro
cured for special ascensions. Tho man
of trade was equal to the occasion. Ho
stopped forward, paid his faro and
climbed Into the car. Away went tho
balloon, and was hardly above tho
tree-tops when tho commercial trav
oler turned to his astonished victim,
and mid persuasively but triumphant
ly; "And now, sir, what can I do for
you In calicoes?" Youth's Companion.
Illcilottl inrltatll.
Rlcclottl Garibaldi, who will attend
tho unveiling of the Garibaldi mqnu
ment In Chicago on Septombor 20, Is
a lieutenant in the Italian navy. In
1860, when his father commanded a
body of volunteers, Rlcclottl had a mi
nor commission. He mnrchod against
Romo with the soldiers who won tho
battle of Monterotonde, took part in
tho bnttlo of Mentona, and was cap
tured. Ho fought with France against
Germany In 1870 nnd after that war
mnde his home In Romo, where ho haa
been a member, of the Italian parlia
ment. Chicago Tribune.
Vast loflndrlc at the "800."
Vast industries are rapidly dcrolcp
Ing nt Suult Sto. Marie. Millions havo
already been Invested, and tho projocta
already under way will, it Is said, coat
$20,000,000 to complete. Theso include,
blast furnaces, pulp mills, rolling mills,
etc. But not the least of iho groati
undertakings at this point ia the con
struction of a railroad from the 800
to Hudson bay, a distance ot 500 miles,
north. Tho road In already chartered1
and subsidized, and 150 miles will bq
completed next yar.
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