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NOUKOLK NEBRASKA 1'MilDAY ' JANUARY 1907
NOTED PRISONER IS.GIVEN FREEDOM -
DOM AT LAST.
MICKEY MAKES ACT DRAMATIC
ISSUES PARDON AT 1 , VACATES
OFFICE AT 2 O'CLOCK.
MRS. LILLIE WILL GO WEST
Miss May Lllllc of Norfolk Was Over
joyed at the News and Senator Allen ,
of Madison , Who Argued for Her ,
Was Much Gratified.
Lincoln , Nob. , Jan. 3. Mrs. Lena
L-lllio was pardoned by Governor
Mickey at 1 o'clock this afternoon , ono
hour before ho stepped out of olllce.
Mrs. Lllllo had been a prisoner In
the Nebraska stale penitentiary for
almost Uvo years , serving a llfo sen
tence on a conviction of the murder
of her husband , Harvey Llllio at David
City , Neb. , October 21 , l'J04.
It was one of the most noted cases
on record In Nebraska's court annals ,
and one. that had attracted state wide
attention since the time that Harvey
Lilllo was killed. i
It was announced several days ago
that Governor Mickey had been much
impressed with arguments made in
behalf of Mrs. Lllllo by David City I
people , and 1L was then predicted that
he would .pardon her before his term
of office expired. !
The governor made good this pre
diction and , waiting until a few mo j
ments before his term of office should
expire and Governor Sheldon should
he Installed Into the position , he lent
all the moro dramatic intensity to the
Mrs. Llllle was overjoyed at the
good news for her , as were friends at
the state penitentiary , Including War
den and Mrs. Al Beemer.
GLAD HER AUNT IS FREE.
Miss May Llllle of Norfolk Thinks
\ Aunt Goes to California.
Miss May Lllllo of Norfolk was de
lighted when informed by The News
that a report had come through the
Associated Press from Lincoln that
Governor Mickey had pardoned her
aunt , Mrs. Lena Llllie. The Norfolk
niece stated that she believed her aunt
will go to California to make her homo
with her father and mother.
Miss Lillie , who was in the house at
the time her uncle , Harvey Lillie , was
killed , did not then and never has be
lieved lhat her aunt committed the
crime charged against her. She has
always clung to the theory that the
murdered man was killed by a burglar.
She could not testify on the stand
that she heard' anyone else in the
house , but her faith in Mrs. Lillie , the
harmonious home life of the couple
before the tragedy and other incidents
led her to believe implicitly in the in
nocence of this woman who has served
many months in the Nebraska stpte
prison as the result of her conviction.
SENATOR ALLEN IS PLEASED.
He Had Always Insisted That She Was
Not Proven Guilty.
Former United. States Senator Wil
liam V. Allen of Madison , who has al
ways Insisted that Mrs. Lillie was nov-
e'r proven guilty of murdering her hus
band and who argued her case before
the supreme court In the hope of get
ting a new trial , when Informed over
the long distance telephone from The
News office of the governor's act , expressed -
pressed great satisfaction and wished
his thanks to be conveyed to the gov
"I Imvo always Insisted , " said Senator -
ator Allen , "that Mrs. Llllle was never
proven guilty. It Is the law in cir
cumstantial cases , and this was whol
ly p. circumstantial case , that no per
son can bo convicted of homicide until
the evidence has placed In the de
fendant's hand a deadly weapon. It
was never shown that a deadly weap
on was ever In the possession of Mrs.
Lllllo. She was convicted on the the
ory that nobody else could bo found
who did It , and therefore she must
have done it.
"In her trial her attorney refused to
allow her to go on the stand and test- !
fy , which Hho wanted to do. This was
a mistake. She should Imvo been al
lowed to testify. I argued the case before -
fore the supreme court In the hope
a that , In order to allow Mrs. Lllllo to
testify , a new trial would be granted.
"In" pardoning Mrs. Lllllo , Govornoi
Mickey has done a righteous act. "
HISTORY OF THE CASE.
It Was a Murder That Has Seldom
Been Equalled for Interest.
The murder of Harvey Llllle , manager
agor of a grain elevator at David City
has seldom been equalled In Interosi
among Nebraska's crimes. . Ho was
shot dead In bed on the morning ol
October 21 , 1904. In bed with him at
the tlmo of his killing was hla wlfu ,
Lena Llllle. lntho , house was a daugh
ter and a niece , Miss May Llllle , now
The town of David City was elect ri
fled that morning by news of Mr. Lll-
llo's murder. Ho had been shot.
Through the window and a screen an
other bullet had passed. They had
passed from a point apparently at
about whore Mrs. Lllllo must have
Mrs. Lllllo claimed that a burglar
entered the loom and murdered her
husband In order to rob a bureau. No
trace of the burglar was over found.
The revolver with which the shooting
\vm done was found a day or so later
in a well on the Lillie promisea.
The prosecution contended that Mrs.
LIlllo's motive v > na to gain Iho llfo In
surance money of her husband , in or
der to pay debts contracted by her on
the hoard of trade.
The case was purely circumstantial.
The trial occupied two weeks V'oro '
Jndgo Good , ono of the ablest < ' :
braska jurists. A Jury of highly , p
llgent men tried the case. They v fy
victed her of murder in the first o
greo and she was sentenced for life.
Motion for a now trial was denied by
the supreme court. Mrs. Lllllo went
to prison. Her friends persisted In
efforts to got her pardoned. At first
the town of David City was divided
'over the question of her guilt. Later
many turned into her sympathizers and
ft la said that most of the people of
that town now believe her innocent.
Many hoped for a pardon the other
day when they visited the governor ,
hut many others believed she never
would go fiee.
While In prison Mrs. Lllllo had a
photograph of her dead husband hang
ing on the wall. She would weep before -
fore this and declare , "How can they
claim that I murdered you ? "
Her friends have lately advanced a
theory that she was to have inherited
$52,000 from Chicago relatives and
that olher relatives of hers were unx-
Ions to get her out of the way.
Part of the insurance money went
to Mrs. LIlllo's daughter , Edna , who Is
low living with her grand parents in
Atkinson News Notes.
Atkinson , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to
The News : The firemen's ball was a
success in every way. A great num-
jer of people were In attendance from
O'Neill , and as this is the affair of the
year for all who dance , it was the most
enjoyable party of the kind ever glv
Mrs. A. O. Perry , when going home
from the firemen's ball , had the mis
fortune to fall on the ice and break a
bone in the ankle. She will ho laid up
for some weeks to come.
The weather man at last brought
some winter. Christmas was like sum'
mer but New Year's day came in
stormy , with sleet , snow and again
rain , ending with freezing weather ,
which makes getting around almost
Joe Sherman , who has been located
in Atkinson as agent for the C. & N.
W. for many years , lias gone to Anoka ,
where he and his family will make
their home. Mr. Sherman leaves many
friends who wish him well.
Mrs. Wilson is home from a siege
of seven weeks In an Omaha hospital ,
very much Improved In health.
May Cause Trouble ,
Chicago , Jan. 3. Friction which may
have a serious effect on the future re
latlons of the American and National
tiaseball leagues has arisen over the
question of playing schedules for 1907.
Resenting what he terms "umvairant
ed effrontery , " on the part of the Na
tlonal league schedule committee ,
President Johnson of the American
league last night notified * President
Pulliam of the National league , that
ho could have no dealings with the
National schedule committee.
Loses Leg From Football.
Dartford , Wis. , Jan. 3. As the re
sult of an injury received in a football
game , David Greenway , the 10-year-old
son of George Greenway , submitted to
the amputation of a leg at Oshkosh.
The Injury was on the knee , and after
several weeks tuberculosis developed
Alnsworth , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to
The News : A wedding was solem
nized last evening at the residence of
the bride's parents , Mr. and Mrs. A.
Mosley , when Miss Grace Mosley was
united to Mr. John Sparco of Ogdeu ,
Utah , Rev. Delony officiating. Miss
Mosley has been raised here , where
she has many friends , and Mr. Sparco
Is a merchant of Ogden , where they
will make their future home. His
mother accompanied him here.
A Htunlil I.ndy HonntHnl.
I once showed an old lady much giv
en to good works of the Lady Bounti
ful order how some proteges of hers
who were constantly on the verge of
starvation might he placed In posses
sion of a small but regular and sufll-
clcnt Income. "My dear , " she Bald ,
"I don't think It is a good plan. They
would get too Independent. I like
them to como to me when they are In
dlfliciiltles and ask for what they
want. " "Rich and Poor , " by Mrs.
ANOTHER OPERATOR BLAMED.
Two Men Killed ns Result of Blunder
In Montana ,
Livingston , Mont. , Jan. II. A wreok
occurred ' nt Coal Spur , a station 'on
the Northern Paclllc , twelve mllca
west of this city , in which two railway
men of Livingston lost their lives.
The dead :
James Caruso , locomotive engineer.
J. A. Storrls , freight conductor.
The men were ildlng In the caboose
of an oxtrn west. Just as the extra
had Hucurod ordeis to ontoi the block
oaat from Coal Spur and was pulling
out the train was struck by two light
From the ovldenco given lo the cor
oner's jury It Booms that the wreck
and loss of llfo la duo to Operator M.
S. Brady , at Hoopers , poi milting the
light engines lo enter the block cast
of his station before he got a clear
block from the operator at Coal Spur.
1 Mi ON i
LOS ANGELES LIMITED TRAIN IN
> KES OVERLAND LIMITED
Ten / j Behind Time on Account of
a Storm , the Los Angeles Limited
Smashes Into Another Fast Union
Omaha , Neb. , Jan. 3. The Union Pa
clllc cast bound IMS Angeles Limited
passenger ' train collided with the east
hound Overland Llmllud at Brulo ,
Nob. , last night ,
insert up wreck ET SHRDLLY
One man was killed and cloven oth
13. W. Hastings of Now York was
Mail Clerk Worley of Omaha sus
tained a fractured skull and Jennings
was badly scalded.
The Los Angolcs Limited was ten
hours late on account of a storm.
The Los Angeles Limited is the most
luxurious train on wheels and began
just a year ago. In thp. twelvemonth ,
this ' is the first accident that has oc
curred to it.
PLATTE FLOODS FREMONT.
Warm Weather Causes the River to
Break Unusually Early.
Fremont , Neb. , Jan. 3. Special to
The News : On account of the warm
weather the Platte is breaking up ani
the river is out of its banks today
flooding the south part of the city.
There Is no crossing the wagoi ;
bridge. This is very unusual for this
The One Mont Hi-loveil by the 1'eopla
Among the many Buddhlst-Shlnta
saints , whose quaint clllgiea set up In
every conceivable nook and corner of
Japan make It a "country of gravel
Images , " one of the most Impresslvu
and interesting Is the pathetic person
called Blnzuru. He was once upon a
time a member of that strange com
puny of Buddhist disciples known aa
the "Sixteen Rnkknn. " But one day
he fell from gragw by remarking upon
the attractions of a woman , and ha
was expelled from the society o
chaste brethren. The great Buddha'
gave him , In return for nil that hla i
worldllncss hod cost him , power to ) I
heal human Ills and to grant tho' '
prayers of childless women who long-
cd for motherhood. But he was put t
outside the temples. He must hence
forth sit without , In the midst of the
passing throng , and submit himself I ,
to personal contact with all that was
unclean and healthless. The simple
hearted people love him , I think ,
above all saints. Ills wooden Images
lu the temple porches are the strangest
objects In all Japan. They give him
soft cushions to sit upon , and he la
always clothed in quaint little cotton
stuff collars and mufllura In all sorts of
soiled looking colors , and on his head
his devotees usually keep a curious
little cotton cup , nieanor Franklin In
The YOIIIINT Bleiiibcr.
Grantley Berkeley tells In his "Llfo
and Recollections" how a member for
Ludlow In the last parliament of Wil
liam IV. "tried to rnako a maiden
speech , and , rising In his place , with
a very bald head , known , too , as ho
was to everybody as one of the oldest
stagers In all the ways of the world ,
he began , with great affectation of In
experience and with an exceedingly
mjld voice , 'Mr. Speaker , I am but a
young member. ' On hearing thla as '
sertion from so well known and crafty
a man , possessing so venerable n pate ,
the entire house roared with laughter.
Twice ho stopped , and three times ho
commenced with these words , but It
was useless , The house would not
listen , and he never to my knowledge
essayed to speak again , or If he did the
sight of his bald head set his audl <
ence In a roar. "
ST. PETERSBURG PREFECT OF
SHOT FIRED DY A STUDENT
Youth at the Inotltute of Experimental
'Medicine Murders the Prelect of Po
lice of the City of St. Petersburg.
Believed to be Result of Conspiracy.
St. Potursbnrg , .Ian. ! ! , Major General -
oral Von Dorliiunlt/ , prefect of pollcu
ot St. Petersburg , was Hliol anil killed
l > y a young man at tliu Institute of ex
perimental modlclno thin aftunionn.
Tliu young man was arrested and the
ease IH being Investigated. 'I'ho death
of the ohluf of pnlleo la believed to ho
Uio result of a conspiracy.
LIONS TOO MUCH FOR CUPID
Till * Dnnlfl l.ust n llrlili > l - Not ICii-
trrliiK ; Tlii'lr Ilcn.
Danlol Lund of Oakland , Cal. , re-
coiitly failed to muster courage to go
Into n den of lions to wed MUs Dolly
Castle and IH Htlll single , nays an Oma
ha ( Nob. ) dispatch.
Lund won the girl In Oakland huit
Buinnicr. f Shu Is a lion ( Minor. When
ho ' wrote and bogged her to sot the
day Hlu > Hiild to come to Omaha and
she , would ho ready. Ho came , 'pro
cured a marriage license and engaged
n i mlnlHter.
Just before the hour net for the mar
riage Miss Castle said to her lover :
"I will marry you If you will go In thla
den with the lions and have tliu cere
mony performed. Otherwise our en
gagement IH broken. "
Lund Haya he honestly tried to mus
ter courage , but he failed.
"A man who hasn't the courage to do
once what I do every day la not n man
I care to marry , " said Miss Castle.
TRAPPER'S BIG CONTRACT.
Mini Will Col > ? r , r.7r. If Me
KJllM I-,00 C < < > < .
II. F. Kalkbrenner , an expert trapper
of Lander , Wyo. , has contracted to kill
1,500 coyotes for the Sweetwater Range
company during the coming six months ,
Buys a Lander dispatch.
For the first 800 he will receive $1.50
cnch from the company , a dollar each
from the state and probably 75 cents
eoch for the hides. For the last 700 he
will receive $2.50 each from the com
puny , a dollar each from the state and
probably 75 cents each for the hides.
If he makes good ho will clear $0,575
lu the six months.
The district In which Kalkbrenner
has agreed to kill the coyotes Is 40 by
115 miles In dimension and Is In the
shape of a figure 8 , with the center at
Point of Rock , a station on the Union
Paclllc. Last October Kalkbrenner
trapped 201 coyotes.
Si'lunil "Children. "
There Is no discrimination. The seg
rcgatlou of Japanese students In ono
school la n police regulation due to the
fact that they are not children In the
true sense. As a rule , they range In
years from fifteen to twenty-live. It Is
uot flt , says the San Francisco Call ,
that they should bo permitted to asso
clato with children of average school
age , and It will not be permitted.
Electric Ilulbn New Flub Unit.
Fishermen at Coney Island are using
electric lights at the water's edge to at
tract the flsh , says the New York Jour
nal. Many of them carried their own
electric plugs , globes and wires and fit
ted , the plug to the sockets of lamps on
the Dreamland pier.
Ilnmorn of the Channel Cromlnir.
M. Santos-Dumont thlhks that the
Journey ] from Paris to London will
presently | ho accomplished by stcerable
balloon In two hours. It Is possible ,
i'says the London Globe , but for some
time t to come we shall prefer the Jour-
ney of six hours by land and water
rnd half an hour at Charing Cross
waiting for somebody to ask na whetli
tr we have Imported any French cigars
n ml n n FoixluliifT.
To most people of our present time
snys Dr. A. 1C. Olbson In the Dleteti
and Hygienic Gazette , the necessity o
bread consumption for the mainte
nanco of bodily existence stands as a
central , unquestionable fact. That sucl
a high reward for grain as foodstuff
however , Is overdrawn Is evident fron
the circumstance that entire races o
men have boon and are yet found tc
sustain a magnificent physical hoaltl
and strength on a diet wholly exemp
from broad. The great majority o
African and Australian aborigines art
enjoying physical health and ntrcngtl
though In perfect Ignorance of a nour
Ishinent prepared from our famllla
grains , and the entire Mongolian rae
finds In rice n substitute for brcaO
In tropical countries fruits and nut
were always found to supply the ua
tlvcs with an Ideal diet , while th
various species of grass served th
roaming herbivorous animals as ;
means of subsistence. This grass diet
originally n purely animal diet , has
under the Influence of cultural Incl
dents and a misguided palate , been
turned Into a diet for man. For gralr
even Including the "king of grains"
wheat la botnnlcally a STUBS gone t
OUT FOR DIG GAME.
( > < ! < ( } Wnniiui I'liiilN Iliinlliiir Trip
AInKli'iiliinilN unit Tlucr * .
Mrs. Max Kli'lsclimnnn , a beautiful
ooloty woman of Cincinnati , who has
> eon attending the homo HIO\V ) In Now
York. IH preparing for n ( rip to the
vllds of east Africa In search of big
game , says the Now York ( Holm. Mrs.
'Ichdiinmiii will bo accompanied by
ior husband. Colonel Max Klolsoh-
mum. and other hunters of note , but
die novertholosH expoi'ts to return
vlth Hoveral tiger rugs and elephant
usks as trophies of her own prowess
vlth the rllle.
Hunting trips have become a passion
vlth Mrs. Flolichmann since her
loneymoon I rip to ( ho arctic circle ,
vhero thu polar hear , ( ho caribou and
he wnlniH fell before her gun , and
he ciivl African trip ! looked forward
0 with ( he irroniosl cnlliiHiiMin.
\Vhllo all Hie dolnllH of the trip Imvo
10 ! yet boon completed , It Is planned
for this wlntor and will consume HCV-
! raI month * . In the purty , bo'ildos
tlrs. KlclHclmmnn and her husband ,
vlll he several tilled ICiigllHhinen , but
lone of their wives linn had the to-
norlly to accept Invllatloim to Join the
Mrs. KIclMchmanu Is the daughter of
lolin T. Sherlock , a retired capitalist
of Clncliiiutl and at one time prosl-
lent of the Latonla .lockey club. She
narrlcd Colonel Klolsclmninn on Dec.
M. 11)0- ) . . "
Actrcnn Hiuiu : "Won't Hoiurlioilx Klin
Mrf" mill Hi * lllil.
Two hundred Ilnlos college students
ittendod the thoaler In Lowlston , Me. ,
he other nlglil clad In paJiiiniiH , says
1 Hpcclal from Lowlston to the New
York World. It was In celebration of
ho winning of the state football chain
Heats wore reserved for the boys.
, vho took the college hand.
Captain Schumacher , the six foot
right tackle of ( lie team. In answer to
\ctrosa Clara Turner's song , "Won't
Somebody Give Mo a KlssV" Jumped
o the stage and boldly accepted the In
vitation before she realized what wan
; olng on.
Schumacher llnlshed the chorus with
ler , while the audience encored again
Unelo Kum',1 AntlMiiiKTHtltloii Iliilli'tlu
According to fin olllclal of the weath
r bureau In Philadelphia , a bulletin
recently Issued from the government
otllce at Washington was put out solely
for the purpose of combating and over
coming superstition Boinothlng which
a government rarely undertakes In an
olllcinl way , Hays the Philadelphia Rec
ord. The bulletin In question Is con
cerned with an emphatic declaration
that long range weather forecasts
based on the position of the planets ,
[ ) hases of the moon or the behavior of
animals , birds or plants are valueless
and without icason. The bulletin Is
said to have been made necessary by
the large number of Inquiries concernIng -
Ing such forecasts received by the do
partmcnt. "Tho belief of many farm
ers In the powers of the ground hog as
a forecaster of the winter season Is
as firmly llxed as their religion , " said
the Philadelphia olltclal referred to.
"Another sure sign to the farmer Is the
moon. These things are Jokes to read
ers of city newspapers , but out In the
country they are believed In as signs ,
no matter how many times they fall. "
ItliiK" For F.iiKMicciI Men.
Beyond a great light of Joy In his
eyes and a manner of walking as If
he were treading on air or eggs , the
engaged young man hitherto has borne
no outward signs of the fact the girl
has said "Yea. " But now comes a
new freak of behavior , says the New
York Press. It la ordained that he
should proclaim the fact of his en
gagement by wearing a broad gold
hand on the third linger of his right
hand. Tlilr. ring must be presented by
his llancco In exchange for the soil
talro with which he adorns her hand.
After marriage his circlet must be
moved to the left hand. Two mem
bers of the Gorman embassy In Wash
lupton have made the hopes of belles
fall to. zero because the golden circle *
tell the secret.
During the siege of Klmberley the
editor of the only dally paper there
was often hard put to find cnougl :
news. One day In a clubroom be found
Cecil Ithodos reading a fairly new pa
per from Capo Town. lie borrowed It
and rushed to his own olllce. where it
BOOH reappeared as n special edition
selling like hot cakes. That same even
lug he mot Rhodes , who Inquired
"Where's my Cape Town paper ? " "Oh
I cut It up for the printers , " was the
reply. "Please don't do that again , '
said Rhodes mildly. "That paper came
through my native runners and cos
me $1.000. "
Great < rises affect people differently
With some 'the hair turns white ; will
others emotion expresses Itself In In
consequent speech. Tennyson , whe :
he first met Frederick Hobertson , when
he much admired and who , he knew
admired his poems , was so nervou
that he could talk to the "much belov
cd priest" of nothing hut beer !
The OiMiil ( lilt of It.
Landlady I believe In letting coft'o
boll thirty minutes. That's the enl ,
way to get the goodness out of It. No
Boarder ( tasting his and leaving it )
You succeeded admirably , ma'am.
DISAPPOINTMENT AGAIN PATE OF
THE TOWN OF 8T. JAMES.
BEEN DREAMING FOR YEARS
People of St. Jnmcn Have Dccn Re-
pcntcclly Dlanppolnlcd In Fulfillment
of the HnpoB , and It Looks no Though
the Last One IB Gone.
T. II. Hull recently relurned from
a trip Id Dlxou and Codat counties ,
whom Hie O.\OIIHOII | | of the NnwctiHtlu
branch of I ho t1. , HI. P. M. & O. road
IH In progress. Two now towns luivo
been projected by Iho company , MIIH-
doll , u tnllo from the old postollleo of
Mine ( ! ro\o , mimed for ono of the
olik'Hl HoUlot-H In Ulxon enmity , and
Wynott , a mile from Iho town of HL
SI. .IIHIICH IB one of Um oldoal lownit
lu the stale , anil for several gunora *
lions Iho people Imvo dreamed of the
time when u railroad would ho built
down Iho valley lo It.
Tim IIrut railroad In Iho norlhorn
Her of countk'H In Nebraska was Iho
"Covlngton , Columbia : and Illnulc
Hills , " n nanow gauge road with n
broad gauge name , Hounding largo hut
meaning Illtlo , which In IH7II wan built
from Covlnglon , on Iho NebniHku Hldo
of Iho river fiom Sioux. City , lo I'onca.
The lltlo of Iho road led Iho St. James-
Itcs to hollovo thai In n few mouths or
al moHt a year that town would ho u
railroad mclropnllH. Hut Iho road'
Htoppcd at Ponca and remained there
In Iho later eighties them was talk
again that the road , which had by thin
lime become a part of Iho Northwest
ern HyHtom , would bo built Into Cedar
county , and again the St. Janioslto'H
heart heat faster , hut again ho WUH
doomed lo dlHappolntmcnt becanso this
limn Iho road was built from Wtilcu-
lield to the northwest and the town of
llarUngllton WIIH CHtabllHhod.
ICarly In the nineties there were In
dications of mom railroad oxloiiHloiiH
In that section of the state , and when
the road was Inilll from Ponca lo New
castle , the people of the pUHloral town fl
of St. JnmoH dreamed of hearing the
whlHtlu of the locomotive In their
nildHt , But again there was disap
pointment , for lifter the track had
reached Newcastle work was discon
tinued and nothing moro was done. .
By this time the people of St. .lames
were getting lined lo disappointment
and miulo up their minds that they
would finish fholr days without the
music of n locomotive whistle. Hut
when , last summer the M. O. actual
ly began to push I in line toward the
northwest there seemed no manner
possible In which It could go past
them this time. The town took on
now life , new morcantllo houses ,
hanks and various Industries were es
tablished and there was a booming
prospect , property advanced and past
disappointments were forgiven and
But It seems that St. James was
doomed from the beginning of time to
bo sidetracked. The railroad grade
has now reached a point within a mlle
of St. James , a new town called Wy
nott has been laid out , and hero will
bo the future metropolis of that sec
tion of the county. 1
Meantime the people of St. James ,
who have been waiting through child
hood , youth and old age for the advent
of a railroad , will watch the coming
trains from a distance until they reach
the end and fill disappointed graves.
A ClirlNliiKiH Conceit III 1'nntrr.
Christmas wreaths are a dainty ,
sweet conceit for this season of the
year , snys l-'aimle Mcrrltt Farmer In
Woman's Home Companion for De
cember. They are made of a simple
meringue mixture , which , If one
chooses , may bo shaped In a variety of
ways. Sometimes I add n third of a
cupful of shredded cocoanut or chopped
nut meats to give a variety. Beat the
white of four eggs until stiff and add
gradually while beating constantly
two-thirds of a cupful of line granulat
ed sng..r and co'iii'nne the boating un
til the mixture will hold Its -I'-ipe. Cut
and fold In one-third of n c I of flue
granulated sugar and flavor with half
a toaspiionfiil of vanilla. Shape In
wreaths. u ng a pastry hag and tube.
on a wet hoard covered with letter pa
per. Ornimo-it with angelica and red
caudles to represent holly loaves and
berries. Bake thirty minutes In a slow
oven and remove from the paper , using
a sharp , long bladi-d knife. Unless one
has a very correct eye It Is well to
have a guide for shaping these rings.
Mark circles on the letter paper with a
lead pencil , using n doughnut cutter
for a pattern.
The IloumlliiK Hoy.
During these raw. damp , chilly days
It Is Interesting to observe what the
Ilev. Mr. Chndband described as "the
happy , bounding boy. " says the Chica
go Chronicle. Grownups go along with
heavy overcoats buttoned up and hands
Incased in gloves. Thu "bounding boy"
scorns an overcoat , ho wears on the
back of his head a cap the size of n
postage stamp , and he thrusts his
hands In his pockets when he feels the
necessity of warming them. Ills knlck-
erbockerert legs look chilly , but he de
clares that they are not At any rate
ho manages to got along with about
one-fourth the clothing of his adult
relatives. That Is why he IB a "bound-
Ing boy. "
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