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FOR A WEEK.
A HOUSE OP CARI
SO-CALLED FILIPINO REPUBL
Aguinaldo's Principal Adviser n
Brains of the Republic , Buencn
ino , a Prisoner in Manila Sm
Fry Hasten to Town.
Manila : The news which the steams
Brutus brings from Dagupan dispells
doubt that the so-called Filipino repul
is crumbling like a house of cai
Aguinaldo is deserted or being abandoi
by the politicians and the army , \vh
a fortnight ago was entrenched at Tai
and exercised a de facto government of
people of Luzon , and is a fugitive in
mountains with small hope of re-establi
ing the machine. The sirmy is scatte
in the hills on both sides of the railr <
and widely separated detachments \
within the cordon which Gens. Law
and Wheaton have cemented.
The ruling spirit of the cabinet is a pi
oner in Manila a white elephant on
hands of the authorities and the six
fry are tumbling over one another tote
to Manila. Three provincial govern
have arrived in Manila to request G
Otia to install them in their old oflices i
der the regime. Dr. Luna , a brotliei
Gen. Luna and a prominent insurrectic
ist , has arrived here and his friends a
many others arc applying to Gen Otis ,
permission to enjoy the luxuries of Man
after months of separation.
Buencamino , the brains of the Filip :
insurgents , is locked up here in charge
Brig. Gen. Edward B. Williston , prov
marshal. When taken before Gen. C
the prisoner said he desired , and had fo :
long time used his influence for pea
Aguinaldo , he added , was retreati
northward with 2,000 men and two camn
Buencamino is the chief author of the F
pitio constitution and most of the st
ALL COUNSEL MODERATION ,
Speeches at Meeting in Havana A
Not Sensational. .
Havana : Some 5,000 people attend
the meeting of the delegates of the Cub
League and National Party Nov. 20.
was expected the questions of the ci
governorship and the appointment of 1
new bishop of Havana would be discuss *
As it turned out , these matters were 01
lightly touched upon.
The speakers , while advocating hit
pendence , counseled moderation and 1
exercise of calm judgment. They believ
that the best interests of the island woi
be subserved by the appointment of Cuba
in instituting a civil government.
From every part of the island co
immications aie received by the lo
papers protesting against a civil goveri
general. Almost without exception evt
paper published in Spanish has object
The majority condemn the project utter
The minority think that any change to
made should be by way of reducing t
number of American troops in the islai
In any event , in the judgment of the n
nority subgovernors should be Cubans , a
not subject to any local military coi
The veterans who constitute the bo
from which trouble would be most likt
to arise are very pronounced against ci
governorship in any form. The vario
centers are making their objections a
pass resolutions which call upon t
United Stales congress to grant absok
independence to Cuba.
A 14-YEAR-OLD HERO.
Boy Saves Vandalia Passeng
Train from Being Wrecked.
Brazil , Ind : The presence of mind
14-year-old Frank Williams prevented
disastrous wreck on the Vandalia railro
Williams was coming from Knightsvi
to this city , when he noticed a broken ra
Hearing the passenger train whistle f
the Knightville station , he ran up't
track and Avheu he sighted the train stoi
between the rails and waved his hat.
The engineer , seeing the boy , stoppi
bis train only a few feet from the broki
rail. The engineer stated he was runnii
fifty miles an hour when be saw the bo
and had his engine struck the broken n
a fearful wreck would have resulted.
THREATEN TO KILL BRADLE
Kentucky Governor Receives
Louisville , Ky. : The Commercial say
Gov. Bradley on Nov. 27 received a lett
threatening him with assassination. Tl
letter , which was addressed , simpl
"William 0. Bradley. City , " was maih
at Frankfort. It reads :
"Gov. William 0. Bradley : Your resi <
nation is requested immediately. If nc
we will murder you. "Foes. "
Below this was drawn a rude represen
ation of a skull and crossbones and unde :
neath that the three cross marks. Tl
handwriting was evidently disguise
There was nol a misspelled word in tl
letter. The letter is believed to be tl
work of a crank.
To Send 1OOOO Troops.
Odessa : It is reported that 10,000 trooi
will soon leave to re-enforce Russian gai
risons in the far east.
Coal Shortage at Dnluth.
St Paul : The coal shortage at Dulutb
jso stringent that it is likely that the nevi
sight will be witnessed this winter of coz
hauled to this port early by the all ra
route. There is a shortage at the head <
the lakes of 250,000 tons of soft coal.
American Railway in China.
Shanghai : Advices from Tien-Tsin sa
( be negotiations of the American syndical
'regarding the Hankow-Canton raihva
( 'have ' been brought to a successful concln
LOOKING FOR LEGATEES.
Heirs to $50,000 Wanted by Pub
Administrator at Butte.
Buttc , Mont : Public Administrator
( I. Collins is looking for heirs to the $5
)00 estate of the late James C. Singer ,
formerly well known old-timer in Bui
who died suddenly in San Francisco ,
1898. Before leaving Butte , Singer pi
chased government bonds and $50 ,
wortli of them were found in his trunk
An administrator was appointed for I
estate in that city and the public admin
trator in Butte took charge of the porti
of the estate remaining in Montana ,
says he is satisfied that Singer's legal re
deuce at the time.of his death was M <
tana and that the money in San Franci ;
should be turned over to the estate
Singer left a will , in which Mrs. Mari
Bennie and Alice Jenkins are named
the legatees , but Mr. Collins says he 1
been unable to locate them or get a
trace of them.
TASCOTT CAUGHT ONCE MOF
Vancouver Officer Thinks He H
the Famous Murderer.
Vancouver , B. C. : Chief of Police § te
art thinks that be lias captured Geoi
Tascott , murderer of Millionaire Snell
Chicago , a crime committed nearly 1
years ago. Tascott , or Graham , as
calls himself , was arrested here andv
sentenced to three months for vagrant
His appearance tallies with descriptic
furnished by the Chicago police at 1
time of the famous murder. He spent tl
.summer in Dawson , where be was ill
the hospital of fever. Tascott is now
years of age , having been but a little o
18 when he committed the shooting of o
of the best known citizens of Chicago
DEWEY HEARS FROM FRIENE
Deceives Telegrams of Sympatl
from All Over the Country.
Washington : Lieut. Crarwford gave c
the following statement Xov. 23 in beb :
of the admiral :
Admiral Dew y lias received many hu
dreds of letters and telegrams from p (
sons in all walks of life and in every st
tion of the country , from Maine to Tex ;
assuring him that he is not without defen
ers and expressing their sincere sympat
with him in connection with the rece
attack upon him. These letters and tcl
grams are far too numerous to give pe
sonal acknowledgment , but the admii
is very grateful to the senders and desii
to assure them of bis hearty appreciati
of their consideration for him.
ARKANSAS MINERS ENJOINE
Strikers Prohibited from Asscmblii
in Riotous Crowds.
Fort Smith , Ark. : Federal Judge Ro
ers on the 23d inst. issued another injuii
Lion against the striking miners of tl
ilistrict , particularly aimed at the mine
at the Jenny Lind , where big nieetin
and demonstrations have been takii
place. The injunction restrains t
officers of the United Mine Workei
Association and miners from gathering
Dniontown , near Jenny Lind , or near t
properties of the Western Coal and Mini )
Company in riotous and disorder
zrowds , and prohibits them from carryii
College for Qrphan Girls.
Philadelphia : A college for girls th
ivill rival Girard college in beneficence ai
; cope is to be established here by Willia
L. Wilkins , the traction magnate of tt
jity. The idea of a girls' college is said
je an old one with Wilkins , andhis frien
issert he has been considering the ma
features of such a project for several yeai
tl is pointed out that girl orphans have i
jucb advantages us arc enjoyed by bo ;
inder the Girard will , and it is a chance
supply this badly needed institution th
Wilkins has embraced.
Sues H. Clay Evans for Damagt
Chattanooga , Tenn : Thomas Giffe ,
irominent lawyer of this place , has filed
suit for $25,000 damages against Conimi
iioner of Pensions * ! ! . Clay Evans. Gif
, vas one of the pension attorneys who
3vans disbarred for alleged crookednes
5iffe alleges that bis disbarment was
personal matter. Commissioner Evans di
lies this statement and says he was actii
Chicago Cattle , common to prim
53.00 to $7.00 ; hogs , shipping grade :
53.00 to $4.25 ; sheep , fair to choice , $3.C
o $4.50 ; wheat , No. 2 red , GGc to GS (
: orn , No. 2 , 32c to 34c ; oats , No. 2 , 22
o 24c ; rye , No. 2 , 54c to Ol5c ; butte
hoice creamery , 24c to 2Gc ; eggs , fresl
.7c to 19c ; potatoes , choice , 35c to 43
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , $3.00 t
5G.75 ; hogs , choice light , $2.75 to $4.2i
heep , common to prime , $3.25 to $4.2i
vheat , No. 2 red , G5c to G7c ; corn , No.
vhite , 32c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 white , 2C
St. Louis Cattle , $3.25 to $ G.75 ; hogi
S3.00 to1.25 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.5 (
vheat , No. 2 , 71c to 72c ; corn , No.
ellow , 31c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 , 23c t
! 5c ; rye. No. 2 , 52c to o4c.
Cincinnati Cuttle , $2.oO to $ G.50 ; hog :
:3.00 : to $4.25 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.0 (
vheat , NO. 2 , 70c to 72c ; corn , No.
nixed , 32c to 33c : oats , No. 2 mixed , 2o
o 27c ; rye. No. 2 , 59c to Glc.
Detroit-Cattle , $2.50 to $ G.75 ; hosji
13.00 to $4.00 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.0C
vheat , No. 2 , G9c to 70c ; corn , No.
ellow , 34c to 35c ; oats , No. 2 white , 27
o 2Sc ; rye , 5Sc to GOc.
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed , GSc t
'Oc ; corn , No. 2 mixed , 33c to 34c ; oat ;
so. 2 mixed , 23c to 24c ; rye. No. 2 , 55
o 57c ; clover seed , $4.G5 to $4.75.
Milwaukee Wheat , No. 2 northen
5c to G7c ; corn , No. 3. 32c to 34c ; oats
Jo. 2 white , 25c to 27c ; rye , No. 1 , 55
o 57c ; barley , No. . , 44c to 4Gc ; porl
less. . $7.75 to $ S.lo.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steer :
3.00 to $6.75 ; hogs , common to choict
3.25 to $4.50 ; sheep , fair to choice well
rs , $3.00 to $4.25 : lambs , common t
xtra , $4.50 to $5.25.
Now York Cattle , $3.25 to $ G.50 : hoes
3.00 to $4.75 ; sheep. $3.00 to $4.50
rhcar , No. 2 red , 73c to 75c ; corn. No. \
le to 33e ; oats , No. 2 white , 31c to 32c
utter , creamery. 22c to 27c ; eggs , west
ni , 35c to 21 c.
VICE PRESIDENT SUCCUMBS TO
End Conieavvitli His Family Present at
the Home in Patcraon-Dcep Sorrow
Expceased at "Washington for the Na
tion's Loss His Career.
Garrett'A. Hobart , Vice-Presided of
the United States , died at his home in
Paterson , N. J. , shortly after 8 o'clock
Tuesday morning. Dr. William K. New
ton , who has remained at his bedside
almost constantly since his condition be
came serious two weeks ago , ascribes the
immediate cause of death to heart fail
ure.Mr. . Hobart's condition began to change
for the worse late Monday afternoon.
He became suddenly weaker and his
heretofore wonderful vitality seemed to
be deserting him. Shortly before mid
night he spoke to Mrs. Hobart , who was
kneeling by his bedside. What his words
were are not disclosed , but after they
GARRETT A. HOBART.
were spoken the -
unconscious. He remained in a comates
condition during tl > balance of the nighl
'At ' his bedside when he passed awa ;
were Mrs. Hobart , Garrett A. Ho .1
Jr. , Dr. Newton and his wife and Mis
Alice Wardcll , the nurse. As soon as th
Vice-Presideut expired a message ar
nouncing his death was sent to Presiden
McKinley at the White House. Anothe
message was dispatched to Gov. Vooi
hees of New Jersey.
CAREER OF GARRETT A. HOBAR1
School Teacher t
From a Country
Garrett Augustus Hobart was born a
Long Branch , N. J. , June 3 , 1S44. H
received his education at Rutgers Col
lege and graduated when he was 21
years old. He began his career as !
schoolmaster. Later on he took up thi
study of law and was admitted to the ba
in 1869. In 1871 'he became city counse
of Paterson , and in 1872 counsel of thi
freeholders of Passaic County. Ho rep
resented the Third district of Passal
County in the State Assembly in 1872.
became one of tin
Mr. Hobart soon
leading Republicans of his section. H <
was married July 21 , 1SG9 to Jennie Tut
tie , daughter of ex-Mayor Socrates Tut
tie of Paterson. He was re-elected t <
the Assembly in 1873 , and at once tool
the highest rank and was chosen Speak
er of that body. In 1S7G Mr. Ilbbar
was elected to the State Senate , and 5i
1881 was elected president of the Sen
ate , and was re-elected the followin ;
During his terms in the Senate he be
came a member of some of the most im
portant committees. From 1880 to ISO ]
he was chairman of the State Republicai
committee of New Jersey , and under his
leadership the party conducted som <
brilliant campaigns. He was nomiuatet
in 18S4 for United States Senator , mil
the Legislature being Democratic , h (
was defeated by John R. MacPhersou
He was a delegate at large to the Repub
lican national convention in 1S7G anc
again in 1880. He became a member oJ
the national Republican committee ir
1884 , and served until 1896 , when he was
nominated for Yice-President and elected
Since his election to the vice-presidency
Mr. Hobart had played an importan !
part in political affairs. Between the
President and Mr. Hobart there have ex
isted the most cordial relations , and th <
visits bet-ween the two have boon of the
most informal and neiehborly character ,
Mr. Hobart was a first-class business
man and was connected with numerous
big concerns. Mr. Hobart was a very
fascinating man , with a pleasant face
He always had his pockethook open in
behalf of charity. When he located ir
Paterson his entire capital amounted tc
only 81.50. He worked hard and his ef
forts were rewarded by a remarkable
Garrett A. Hobart was well beloved IE
Paterson. He is said to have been a
good neighbor and an honest business
man. During his illness the city seemed
to neglect regular duties to hear the news
from the bedside , and on all sides were
heard prayers for the sick man. Mr.
Hobart in health was a genial , courteous
gentleman and was most approachable.
After his election to the vice-presidency
he remained the same to his old friends
Mrs. * Hobart has been invaluable tc
Mrs. McKinley , relieving her of many of
her trying social duties. Mr. Hobart
has been equally valuable to McKinley.
He was a man of great tact , and his dip
lomacy has been made use of by the
President in several trying situations.
Statue of Oliver Cromwell was unveil
ed in London by workmen.
in the river , New York. Was a passen
ger on the wrecked ferryboat Chicago.
James Meabon , 22 , Titusville , Pa. ,
dragged his gun over a log. He ia dead.
Mrs. Harriet A. Fox , mother of Delia
Fox. the singer , is dead at her home la
Mrs. Jane H. Sennatt , aged G5 years ,
and Mrs. Elizabeth Sarsfield , aged 75 ,
were suffocated by escaping gas at Rox-
bury , Mass.
Ex-County Treasurer John C. Lem-
morts of Lockport , N. Y. , whose official
accounts showed a heavy deficit , was con
victed of grand larceny.
Thomas Wright was hanged at Ste-
, Texas , for the murder of John
Adams , v.-hom he believed had caused
him to be sent to the penitentiary.
"John D. Lloyd ! "
The words fell from the lips of not o
the judge on the bench , but from those
every lawyer within the bar.
"John D. Lloyd ! " echoed the voices
many in the court room.
"Mr. Sheriff , " said the judge , "plac <
phair beside me and assist my old frie
Lloyd to a position here , if the Lord 1
mercifully spared hislife. . "
Sheriff Cobb looked very gloomy , 1
he obeyed the order of the court "w
"Yes , judge and friends , " said 2
Lloyd , as. the sheriff , after shaking hai
with him , assisted him to the judit
bench , "the sea has given up its dead 1
asylum its mental wreck. John D. Lie
Is with you once again. Nor has he ;
greeted his own family. He is in 1
hands of the great detective. "
"I can well believe you , old frieni
Baid the judge as he grasped his wasl
hand. "But if you have not visited yc
family , we must not long delay you. "
"Mr. Sellars has made me acquaint
with the contents of the will , said to
the banker's last and final one , " said 3
Lloyd. "If such is the case , and my na
and that of my lost friend Elliott appt
as witnesses to the same , there has bt
a forgery committed. "
A groan burst from the breast of H
man Craven. He sat the picture of i
Ject terror a living , breathing wretch ,
Miss DeRosette sat with pale fa
clinging to the arms of her companions
"Your names signed to the will cons
tute the forgery ? " asked the judge.
"No , your honor , the signatures , I p
surne , are valid ; but in the body of t
will Herman Craven was left but 1
sum of five thousand dollars. I am t <
that the will now shows that fifty-fi
thousand dollars was the banker's I
quest to his nephew. There was no i
ministrator named in the will. A spn
was left vacant with the understand !
that if I returned safely from my trip
Europe my name was to be filled in.
Mr. DeRosette's solicitation I had cc
sented to act , should I survive hi
Neither was there a guardian nanu
but the understanding there "was t
same. He desired me to constitute tli
guardian and my name would have i
peared there but for my trip abroad. "
"Miserable wretch , what have you
say ? " asked the judge , turning his ga
on the features o2 Stephen Craven.
"What can I say , judge ? " was t
sneering reply. "Except that Sellars h
got me dead to rights. I knifed the bar
er , and my delectable son there t
Craven coward forged the will. That
all there is about it. A Craven ne
not die a coward ! Die game ! Be a gai
sport to the last ; that's my motto , a :
it's all I have to say. "
' "Are there any here who recognize tl
man as Stephen Craven , the man w
married Alvin DeRosette's sister ? ' ask
"I do , your honor , " said Attorn
Dobbs. "I never saw him but once. T
marriage was an elopement. Miss DeH
sette was a school girl , anfl this villa
eloped with her from Hillsborough , whe
she was attending school. At Alvin E
Rosette's request I visited Richmond ,
which place Stephen Craven at first co
veyed his bride , and there begged his wi
to abandon him and return to her broth
with me. She would not do so , ho1
aver , and Stephen Craven , entering tl
bouse and surmising my object , order *
me out. I cannot be mistaken in t ]
"No , you are right , old duffer ! " cri <
Stephen , with another sneer.
"This man is a "oonster ! " exclaimed tl
judge , shuddering
"No , no ! You are wrong , judge , wren
[ am nothing if not a dead game spor
Life is a farce a field in which we ea <
? lay our part , then make our exit to 1
jeen no more. There is no hereafte
This is the end of life ; that is all , and
( vill die as I have lived a dead game
jport ! Yes , without a fear for the pre
; nt or the future ; but look at that livi
ivoe-begone picture ! That is my so
4.in't" he a beaut ? He denies his ov ,
! ath'er , now that a day of 'peril is at ban
Ee put up this job. He forged the ban
jr's will and was too cowardly to remo
iis uncle from his path. I willingly ai
; d him. Look at him ! The bell-ring *
> f Wilmington. His hand from the stai
vay pulled the wire that drew Robe
Dampbell to the door , leaving the coa
: lear for me. I thrust the blade of tl
iheath knife home , secured the bag <
: oin and ran upstairs and secreted mysel
During the commotion below I secret *
he gold where Sellars found it not
iour ago. Herman had provided me wi1
i key to the attic , and I remained thei
hree days and nights. When I took n :
leparture I left the coin behind , beneal
he hearth in Miss DeRosette's roor
iTou have everything dead to rights no\
iVhat are you waiting for ? Why don
ou get a move on yourself ? Let Cam ]
iell get out of that box and put m
meaking son and myself in it ! Do som
hing ! "
"This man must be an incarnate fiend !
exclaimed the judge.
"I'm a beaut , I am ! " ejaculated the a
iassin. "But I'm not a coward ! "
"Gentlemen of the jury , " said tl
udge , turning to the twelve men in tt
ury box , "the court instructs you to rei
ler a verdict of 'not guilty' in the case (
he State against Robert Campbell , an
10 one can more regret than does tl
: ourt the unfortunate position in whic
in innocent man has been placed , bi
hrough the efforts of Mr. Sellars an hoi
Table name has been vindicated and tt
aurderer of our old friend and his a (
omplice are before you. "
"What say you , gentlemen of the jury-
uilty or not guilty ? " asked the clerk.
"Not guilty ! " responded the foreman , i
A cheer went up that resounde
hrough the building.
"Order ! Order in court ! " cried th
"ifobzTt Campbell , you are discharge
rom custody , " said the jucge. ,
The young man arose to his feet , a
with a happy smile on his countenar
passed within the bar , where his first
was to grasp the hand of the great deti
tive. "My preserver ! " he cried. "M
God bless you , Lang Sellars ! "
" " the words .that f
"And he will , were .
from the lips of the Widow Campbell
Hattie DeRosette had arisen to 1
feet as Robert approached. Her fa
was marble-like in its whiteness , and s
had sat throughout the proceedings
one in a trance.
The effort had been too much for hi
and with the word "Robert ! " she fell f <
ward , to be clasped in the arms of t
man she loved.
Another cheer went up from the lips
the vast throng in the court room.
"Order in court ! " cried the sheriff.
"Conduct your prisoners to the box ,
Sellars , " said the judge , "that they m
be arraigned for a trial that will speed !
follow. I judge its duration will not
"First , " said Sellars , "I will shacl
this scheming villain , " and with a pi
of steel bracelets in one hand he reac
ed towards Herman Craven.
A shriek burst from the white lips
the bank president , and the loud repc
of a revolver followed it.
Herman had held the weapon conceal
in his hand , and it had been instantly (
rected at the detective , but as unexpei
ed as it had been , Sellars had reached t
arm of the assassin in time to divert t
messenger of death from himself , and
found lodgment in the bosom of Stephi
Craven , who for a moment 6tood motio
less , then tottered and fell forward to tl
Sellars had secured Herman's weapo
and ere. the father had been raised to
chair had him securely shackled.
The ladies present screamed in terrc
and the court room was in commotion.
"Order in court ! " cried the sheriff , wl
was bending over the form of Stephi
The detective literally carried the ma
acled form of Herman to the prisonei
box , where he placed him , shrieking , on
"I'm done for ! " presently gasped h
father. "Murdered by my own son ! TJ
cur ! It was your life he aimed at Sellar
Well , better so. There will be but 01
victim at the hanging bee. I I migl
have escaped and carried him with in
coward though he be. Better so ! Bett
so ! It was a fatal shot , boy. I I ha-\ \
nothing to regret no favors to ask. N
no , nothing. I die as I lived a a dcz
game sport ! " And with his head on tl
sheriff's arm , the soul of Stephen Cr
ven passed before its maker.
"Court is adjourned for the day , " a :
nounced the judge , and a half hour lati
the court room was untenanted.
The body of Stephen Craven had bee
conveyed to the morgue.
Herman Craven , the president of 'Tl
Cape Fear Bank , " occupied a felon's cc
in the councy jail.
John D. Lloyd had been accompanie
by Judge Fowler to his residence , whei
there was joy over the return of one wl
had long been mourned as dead.
Sellars was captured by the mother ar
sister of Robert Campbell , and accor
panied them home. Leaning on Robert
arm with the same party was also tl
young heiress , whose form still tremble
with emotion. - "
"I always distrusted Herman Craven ,
said Hattie , when the party were seate
in the Campbell home , and Aunt Can
line had placed before them an urn c
iea , of which the good goul thought tl )
ladies stood sadly in need , "but I litt !
Ireamed of the villainy in his nature. I
receiving him into our home my dear fatl
jr received "
"A viper ! " exclaimed Sellars. "But ui
ler the tutelage of Stephen Craven h
: ould not have been less. "
"Oh , dear Robert , how you must hav
suffered , " said Hattie.
"I was never alarmed as to the ou :
: ome , my love , from the time that our n (
ble friend Sellars assured me that
should not stand upon the gallows trap.
"You could pay me no higher compl
nent than that conveyed by those words ,
; aid the detective , grasping the youn
At this tune Arthur Dobbs and hi
'ather'joined the party. "All honor to th
nan who has vindicated a noble name
inraveled a double mystery , and brough
: o justice a father and son , who for cole
jlooded villainy have never been equale
n America ! " exclaimed the senior mar
is he approached Sellars.
"There was one quality a man coul
: espect in the father , notwithstanding hi
rillainy , " said Seliars. "Bravery. H
vas not a coward ! In the character o
EEerman there is not one redeemin
: rait ! "
"Not one ! " exclaimed the banker'
laughter. .If he had never entered ou
lome , dear father would not be in hi
jrave to-day. "
Before the residence of Sellars two ne
jroes were seated on the grass , and the ;
vere happy Africans , to judge by ap
"I spec' you feel mighty proud now
idam , an' to-night you jes' 'bout mak
lat gal Cindy tink yous de debbel his
; elf. "
"G'long , Calban ! How I gwine wii
lat gal , if she tink I's de debbel ? I I
uah 'miff gwine blow my horn might ;
lard. I's gwine tell her 'bout my tr ]
ip to Baltimore , on de 'ralroad wid Mar
-.ang , an' how I says in dat spress ofBc <
Dat's de man , Mars Lang. "
"G'long , nigger ! You didn't do noth
a' . "
"What you do ? Now tell me dat ! "
"Adam , you's a fool ! Didden I keej
! ese yere two eyes on Herman Crave :
light and day ? Yes. even when he was
n he bed. Whar is he now ? "
"Dat's so , Calban. Yon's had mor <
pprience dan I is. "
"Now yo * talkin' ! Say , Adam. I spec
o' misses will buy dat gal Cindy for yor
ow , an' you ken uiek her yo' lawfulh
"Golly , Calban ! Does you reckoa so ? "
"Suah I does. "
"Well , I gwine hint 'roun' 'bout It
mightily , directly she get ober dis ilus-
tration. I spec da hang Mars Herman-
"Fer Buah da hang him ! "
"Da earn hang he daddy ! "
"G'long home an' tell Hannah and Mil
lie. I seed Unc Duke at de court house.
You's a fool ! What da gwine hang a
dead man fer ? "
With what he intended as a withering :
look , Calban left his sable companion and *
entered the house.
At 2:45 p. m. on the ninth day of No
vember , a terrible scene was enacted :
within the count } ' jail at Wilmington.
Twenty persons the number allowed by
law were gathered before a grewsome-
structure that occupied a position at the
east end of the room of execution. The-
grewsome objqct was the gallows , and
when Sheriff Cobb approached from an *
iro'n door that separated the room from
the lower tier of cells , followed by Jailer-
Filyaw and an assistant , who between-
them were fairly dragging along a white-
robed , shrieking figure , a pallor over
spread the faces of those assembled.
Two clergymen followed the main ae-
tors in this fearful drama.
The scaffold was reached. The frantic , ,
shrouded form was bodily raised and car
ried upon the platform. More , he waak
placed in a standing posture on the very
center of the trap.
"If you have words to speak , speak
them now , " said Sheriff Cobb.
"Mercy ! Mercy ! " screamed the ab
ject , horror-stricken wretch. "You all *
know I did not strike the blow ! "
The condemned man's hands wera-
shackled together behind him with a-
leather strap while he wns speaking , and
liis lower limbs were securely bound to
gether with another.
One of the clergymen stepped to the
side of the trap and uttered a short , fer
vent prayer , closing the same with the-
ivords : "May God have mercy oa your
soul ! "
A wild wail broke from the lips of Her
man Craven as a knotted noose was pass-
id over his head. Another ! Still anoth
er. But the last , half muffled , came from ,
aeneath the black cap that now concealed
iis livid features.
Jailer Filyaw was supporting the crim-
ual on one side , his assistant on the-
The clergymen had stepped back from
: he prisoner's side and the sheriff had dis-
ippeapcd within a small enclosure to the
eft of the trap , and through which pass-
ul the rope that held the trap in place.
"Mercy ! My God , mercy ! I will not
lie ! I "
The clock on the market tower sounded *
.he . flrst stroke of the hour of three.
The blow of an ax resounded from the-
jox that concealed the sheriff.
The trap fell. The shrouded figure fol-
owed it , leaving the jailer and his assist-
mt with their arms extended over a va
The taut rope creaked. The body spun
ound and round. A movement or two-
f the limbs , and then a pendant figure ,
The murder of Alvin DeRosette had
John D. Lloyd was appointed by the-
: ourt as administrator of the late bank-
T'S estate and guardian of his daughter ;
mt the term of his guardianship was
hort , for on the twentieth of the follow-
ng June the fair heiress became the bride
if Robert Campbell , and the same day
aw sweet Jennie Campbell the wife of
Arthur Dobbs , the young attorney.
The two weddings occurred at midday
n the DeRosette residence , and a large
mmber of friends wore there present ;
tut the one whose good wishes to both
irides and grooms brought the most fer-
ent pleasure , it is safe to say , was a
ertain detective , and tears filled the eyes
f the two happy brides when they bade
tim good-by to start on their wedding
"May your trip through life be as hap-
y as the one before you promises to be , "
aid Sellars , "and may there be no thorns-
iy the roadside. "
"That all here are happy to-night , " said
Lttorney Dobbs , "is owing to the vigi-
ince of one man , and that man Lang
lellars , the great Southern detective , who-
ulfilled his pledge. Robert Campbell did
ot stand on the gallows trap. "
Sellars passed a hand before-his eyea-
D hide the tears that had gathered as her
arned away. And he thought what
light have been had he not traced dowo
tie man with three names.
( The end. )
! an Make Diamonds by Dynamite.
"Diamonds Made by Dynamite' * "
rould be a queer sign on a jeweler's
, 'inclow , but queer things are bound to
appen in an age of electric furnaces-
ne the one hand and liquefied hydro-
en on the other.
After close study of the South Afri-
an diamond fields scientists formed
lie theory that diamonds were made in
ature's laboratory from carbon llque-
ecl by enormous heat and pressure ,
nd dissolved in iron , from -which they
rystallized out in cooling. By calcu-
ition itwas found that his -would
squire a temperature of about 4,000
egrees centigrade (7,232 ( degrees Fahr-
nheit ) , and a pressure of 15 tons to the-
luare inch. Moissan , of Paris , and
ther experimenters have produced
rystals by imitating this process as
losely as possible , but they were too-
mail and imperfect to have-any value
s jewels. Some other process must be
iscovered whereby carbon and" Iron
an be subjected to an enormous heat
nd pressure before -we can hope to
reduce diamonds on a commercial
2ale. In this condition Professor
! rookes has suggested to the Royal
institution that "in their researches on
le gases from fired gunpowder and
H'dite Sir Frederick Able and Sir An-
cew Noble obtained in closed steel cyl-
iders pressure as great as 05 tons to-
ae square inch , and temperature as
igh as 4,000 degrees centigrade. "
[ ere. then , if the observations are cor-
jcr , we have sufficient temperature
ad enough high pressure to liquefy
irbon. and if the temperature could
ily be allowed to act a sufficient time
i the carbon there is little doubt that
le artificial formation of diamonds
ould soon pass from the microscopic
age to a scale more likely to satisfy
le requirements of science , industry
id personal decoration. Chicago la-
Mournful spectacles are settlers or
ngecl in tiers.
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