Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, April 14, 1905, Image 2

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He turned aside, and remained silent
lor some seconds. When next he spoke
It was in altered tones. "Tell me what
ton w4ant? Is it money?"
"Money!" she cried. "Money from
yon! Look here," and she tore open a
lady's reticule' that lay upon the table;
"there are the two hundred dollars you
sent me enclosed in your farewell letter;
look what I -do with them!" And she
tore them into shreds. "Here are the
presents you gave me; see what 1 do
with them!" And she took out some
trinkets, and crushed them beneath her
feet- "Now will you ask me if it is
money I want of yon?"
Her face was something awful to look
upon in its deathly pallor, and convul
sive quivering, and those glaring eyes.
That man, with all his iron will, quailed
before her.
"What do you want, then?" j
"Respect, and I will have it. Let me
refresh your memory. You found me in
a traveling show. I was a mere child '
then, possessed of a strange power over
certain minds a power that to an am
bitious, unscrupulous schemer like your
self, might one day prove invaluable.
You saw no way to use me at the time,
but you were loth to lose sight of so ad
mirable an instrument. You wormed
yourself into my confidence, and .got
from me that I was discontented with
a mode of life which gave me but a
bare living, and. filled the pockets of my
employer. I was vain of the attention of
a fine gentleman I who had been
brought up. in a back alley. You told
my father that if he liked to go to Bury
St Edmund's you would help to set
him np in business that you. would rec
ommend him custom, as you possessed
some influence in the neighborhood."
"Have you ever had reason to repent
taking my counsel?"
"My father hit upon a more easy and
profitable trade than shoemaking," she
went on, not heeding the interruption.
"Had we depended upon your promises,
we might have starved. . You thought no
more of them, and years elapsed after
our parting at Spalding before I ever
heard anything of you again. One day
we met in the streets of Bury. Although
years had elapsed, we recognized each
other instantly. You expressed great
delight at the meeting, which certainly
was not feigned, as it gave into your
hands the exact tool you required, to
fashion ' one of the most diabolical
schemes that was ever hatched in hu
man obraius. But before you dared to
propose it to . me it was necessary to
'RiAt mA oIotta TC7Kn irnn loat
saw me I was. an ungainly looking, ugly
girl; now I was a well-grown woman,
with good looks enough to have secured
several offers of advantageous marriage.
But I was proud, ambitious; the life
I led, and all its associations, were hate
ful to- me I longed to be free of them
all, and I waited and waited. You, with
your fiendish cunning, divined my secret;
professed love for me. Blinded by am
bition and vanity, I believed you be
lieved that you, the fine gentleman,
would marry me. But at that time you
simply lied, to serve your own purpose.
You were very cautious, too you bound
me down to breathe no word of your
secrets to my father. You said, once
in his power, you would never be free
from his extortions." '
"Silence!" thundered Rod well, spring
ing to his feet.
"Well, enough of that for the pres-
Bury, and I did not see you again for a
long, long time. At last, you returned.
So you have got her into your clutch
again. What is it to be this time mur
der or marriage?"
How my heart leaped! Could it be
Clara of whom she was speaking? The
. portrait I -had seen in his namesake's
cottage the likeness to her, forgotten
until that moment, flashed upon me with
the force of conviction.. Oh, how eager
ly, how breathlessly, I listened now!
"How dare you speak such words to
me in the presence of a stranger?" he
cried. "You are venomous enough to en
deavor to establish such a charge against
me!" '
"I believe you to be capable of any
crime, John Rodwell," she answered, dis
dainfully; "although you would give the
preference to that which compromised
you least."
"Suppose I admit that t intend to mar
ry her, what thenr he demanded, bold
ly. "You will seek to thwart me?"
"I keep my intentions to myself. . But
I had .forgotten; perhaps yon are-not
aware you have a rival? she said, mock
ingly. "You would not imagine Mr.
Carston in the character of a gay de
ceiver; yet, I can assure you that, dur-
: ing a short absence from his loving wife,
he was making violent love to Miss
Clara as a single gentleman, and not
unsuccessfully, I believe.
"This is no subject to jest upon," he
said, haughtily. "Do yon mean to say
that this fellow has dared "
He advanced menacingly towards me
but, weak as I was,. I rose up, and con
fronted him. I felt no fear of him, "al
though I was too agitated to speak too
overwhelmed by the thoughts of my
worse than powerless .position.
He paused; then, with a look of su
preme scorn, he turned upon his heel and
addressed Judith. "Such an object is too
contemptible to excite anger. However,
. I presume that for the future you will
restrain in him such roving propensi
ties, more especially after the confidence
you have chosen to repose in him this
evening. Now let me understand. Do
.'we part friends or foes?"
"1 pledge myself to nothing either
. way. : For years you used me as a tool
Now we have the reverse of the medal
you are utterly within my power, and I
will use that power to minister solely
to my Own interest, or caprice, as the
case may be, without one thought of you.
.You should have, remembered that those
who love intensely, hate intensely." ..
He regarded her for a moment with a
disconcerted look, which she met by one
'of determination. He tried to laugh off
the effect pf her words, but the laugh
-was a woful failure. "What a fool I
must be to stand listening to, the words
of a mad woman!" he cried.
He ,was leaving the room when she
called to him. "Where are you going?
If you are going to her room, I have the
key. I will accompany you."
He looked more aghast than ever; then
he broke out into strong anathemas
against Montgomery, against whom he
vowed the most deadly vengeance.
"Montgomery has served me well, and
I dare you to harm him in, any way,"
she said, in the same tone of calm super
riority. "Do so, John' Rodwell, and be
fore two hours your uncle shall know
all that I can tell him. Do not fall
into a passion. . You have fallen into
the trap, and you will never get out of
it by beating yourself against the bars!"
He " muttered and laughed scornfully,
but he was conquered cowed. Her
triumph was complete. Presently they
left the room together, Judith double
locking the door behind her.
I saw no more of Judith or Mr. Rod
well. As soon as they were gone I
crawled back to bed, utterly prostrated
both mentally and bodily. Soon after
wards the nurse returned, .and after giv
ing me my medicine, and some beef tea,
wrapped herself up in a blanket, and
putting the key of the door under her
head, as was her custom, lay down upon
the sofa 'to take her night's repose. .
Hour after hour I lay tossing about
in a sleepless, mental agony. Clara was
undoubtedly in the same house with me,
exposed to heaven knows what sufferings
and persecutions; and yet, for any hope
of seeing or succoring her, I might as
well have been hundreds of miles away.
At last, unable to lie there any longer,
I rose and dressed myself. A fire was
still smoldering in the huge grate, and a
night light was burning upon the table.
The nurse, by her hard, regular breath
ing, seemed to be in a deep sleep, and I
moved about cautiously. Her face was
turned to the open side of the sofa. I
crept behind it and inserted my trem
bling hand beneath the' pillow, feeling
further and further until my fingers L
touched a hard substance it was the
ward key. Little by little I drew it
away she still sleeping profoundly
fitted it noiselessly in the lock, turned it
and the next moment found myself In a
large, dark ball, at the foot of an im
mensely wide staircase,
I closed the door softly behind me.
A long window, that stretched upwards
from the first landing, - admitted sum
cient light to guide me, and, with a
noiseless step, I crept up the stairs. At
the top of the first flight was a long
corridor, on each side of which, as far
as I could see, for the further end was
lost in obscurity, was a line of doors.
Now came my difficulty; the slightest
error would not only defeat my present
object, but consign me to a stricter sur
veillance than ever, and perhaps bring
about Clara's removal to some spot to
which I could obtain no clue. Suppose
by chance, that I should go to Judith's
chamber door? I shuddered at the
I stood for some moments at the head
of the corridor, irresolute what to do,
listening eagerly for the slightest sound
that might guide me. But the silence
was deathlike. Down the corridor I
moved noiselessly. Through the crev
ices of the third door came faint streaks
of light and faint muffled sounds, either
moans or a low, monotonous singing
the walls and doors were so thick, that
it. was difficult to distinguish which.
I listened 'more eagerly, until I fan
cied I could distinguish Clara's voice.
I paused for a moment and then, with
my heart beating in my throat tapped
gently. Breathlessly I waited for sev
eral seconds. No answer. Then I tap
ped a second time a little louder. A
sound of moving, and then a soft, trem
ulous voice, that thrilled my very soul,
asked faintly, "Who is there?
I could doubt no longer. The key
was in the lock outside. I tried it turn
ed it opened the . door1 met her whom
I sought heard a low. cry of astonish
ment and my darling was in my arms.
At that moment I fancied that I heard
a sound iLEe the click or a lock in the
corridor. I suddenly turned, disengaged
myself from her arms, and looked out
All seemed precisely as I had left it-
no light no object no sound; it must
have been fancy. I gently drew the
key from the outside, and, reversing it
locked the door from within. We were
alone no one could surprise us now.
To her eager questions, -how had I dis
covered her, I scarcely knew what to
ai'swer; for, the first excitement of out
meeting over, I repented that I had evei
sought it" Could I have freed her from
her enemies then, and then only, would
it have been justifiable? As it was, I
was feeding my own hopeless passion,
and engaging more and more closely the
affections of a simple-hearted girl, be-
neath the very roof that sheltered the
implacable Woman who claimed as her
husband. Oh, all this was weak, crim
inally weak; and I felt it so, and yet I
had not the courage to end it honestly.
After a while I asked her what hap
pened upon the fatal night that we lost
her how she came to be separated from
She told me that a rush of people had
suddenly impelled her forward, and that
by the time she could turn her head to
look round, she found that she had been
earned out of sight of Mrs. Wilson
At that moment a young man, evident
ly the same who had delivered Montgom
ery's message to me, touched her upon
the shoulder, and said that I was wait
ing for her in a cab a little way down
the street
"He was hurrying me along all the
time he was speaking," she went on;
"and I was too bewildered by. my situa
tion to offer, the slightest resistance.
There was a long line of cabs aud car-
riages; the one . he pointed out as ourS
was the last of all, and stood up an un
frequented side street He opened the
door and pushed me in ; at the . same
moment a strange man jumped in past
me, the door was slammed, the windows
raised, and the horses were off at full
speed, before I could recover my breath."
From her - description, I discovered!
that this man .who accompanied , her
Was Montgomery;"'"'
"I am such poor, neteless Jcrea
tore bo utterly destitute' of. all . pres--ence
of mind -that I could only crouch
in a corner and sob with terror." ,! ii;;
-After a drive, : which seemed to her
excited fancy to endure for hours, they
stopped before a tall iron gate,, which,
after a time, was opened from within. :
They drove over a long,' winding walk,
at the end of which was a large, gloomy
looking house, before which the vehicle
stopped. Then, assisted by Montgomery,
she was suffered to alight. ' A. female
servant conducted her to the apartment
in which I found her.
"She was very kind to me," Clara
went on. "and assured me over sad over
again ,that no harm wonld be done to
-that I was among friends, and
whatever I liked to ask for I should
have, but that she could not permit me to
leave that room. But no entreaty could
wring from her who her employer was. I
I have been here now nearly a fortnight
everything I have expressed a wish for
1 i J I :
quite reconciled to my position, for I
can be content in any place where I am
treated kindly; but this evening, just as
I was watching the great red sun sink
.behind the trees, I heard my door open.
and upon looking round I saw "
She buried her face in her hands.
seemingly unable to proceed. I knew
perfectly well whom she had seen, al
though I asked the question. . -
'Those terrible eyes!" she answered.
sinking her voice to a whisper.
By the aid of words I had heard spok
en a few hours before, 1 began to un
derstand it all now, but only dimly. I
asked her what she meant.
'Ah, I have never told you!" shet said.
with a shudder. "I will tell you now,
that you may understand my fearful po
sition, and that you may take me away
from it"
She knelt down at my feet and nestled
close to me as she told her story, speak
ing in a subdued voice.
- "I was brought up by a dear, kind
grandfather,' the only friend I ever knew;
for my father, who was an officer, died !
in India, when I was very young, and
U1ULUC1 lUUVffCU 11 1111 W1UI1U ICOQ 1 I'll 14
a year. She was my grandfather's young
est and favorite daughter? and, after
her death, he seemed to have trans
ferred all his affection to me. for he lit
erally doted upon me. I tad a cousin
who was much much older than, my
self, but, like myself, an orphan. I
never liked him or, I should rather say,
I was always frightened of him; yet ev
erybody called him handsome, especially
all the women. Until my mother brought
home R lme girl from India he wag
the favorite nephew, and was supposed
to be the heir to all his grandfather's
wealth. John Rodwell hated me, and
showed it too, and that turned . the old
gentleman against him. When I was
about thirteen, grandfather made a fresh
will; and as he-was never -content to
have me a moment from his side, it was
dictated to the' lawyer in my presence.
In it I was named heiress to all he pos
sessed, with the exception of an annu
itv to John, and the .former will, by
which John would have inherited all his
wealth, was destroyed. I was very much
troubled when I heard this; and I told
grandfather how much happier I should
be if he would let things remain as they
were, as l was certain uousin jonu . . ,, A , .
would know better what to do with the,for P6 good. and tben 18 not
money than I should.
"Well, in some way or other Cousin
John found out that a new will had , very good price. Among the most pro
been made, and that I was present at liflc layers will be found the Black
the time. Once or twice he put some
questions to me in an off-hand kind of
manner as to its contents; but mindful
of the strict injunctions I had received..
I was very cautious, and finding that he
could elicit nothing from me, he gave np
the attempt ' But he became a more
frequent visitor to us. He also took
great pains to ingratiate himself into
grandfather's good graces, and not un
successfully. (Ta be eon tinned.
But She Kef used to Give Usual Supply
of Milk.
Alfred James, of the University, of
Vinginia, was a disturbing element in
farm life one day last week, says the
Baltimore Sun,
He went out to Relsterstown to visit
a friend. He found the young man in
the barn about to begin the day's milk
ing. His friend is a civil engineer, but
is spending the summer at his coun
try home, in Baltimore county, and de:
lights in the simple occupations of the
farm. One of his hobbies is milking
the cows, and he was about to begin,
on a very ladylike old briudle when
Mr. James climbed the fence and call
ed out to him.
Mr. R., the gentleman of bucolic
tastes, came to meet him, and the two
shook hands and chatted for a few
minutes. -
"Excuse me, old man," he said to
Mr. James, "while I milk the cow."
"Go ahead," the latter replied. "I'd
like to watch you do it."
Thereupon Mr. R. put his stool in
I place, arrange! his legs as long-limbed
,iikmpn have to do and nroceeded.
Mr. James walked to the cow's head
and gently stroked her neck, saying
appropriate and endearing things the
while. He had his pipe in his hand
and held it under the cow's nose.
She sniffed, looked about, sniffed
again and loked about, and then sniff
ed. She seemed to like it Mr. James
began to laugh, but In a few minutes
Mr. R. got up in disgust He said a
a few things about the cow and com
plained that the "blooming old thing
won't let down a drop of milk."
He then kicked her in the ribs,
drove her into her stall arid turned the
job of milking over to one of the
farm hands as he went off with his
guest'-. ' - ' ' '" : -,
The cow was so delighted with the
odor of the smoke that she forgot all
about giving milk as usual.
Mr. James thought it was' a grea
I joke on a suitable occasion. But the
funniest part of the joke didn't seem
to appeal, to him so much 'the morn
ing following the incident, when at
breakfast, coffee had to be drunk with
out cream, as it did the afternoon be
The greatest happiness comes from
the greatest--activity .--Bovee..
Plan for Chicken-House.
A Texas woman in Farm and Ranch
describes chicken house for the ben-
ent ny who may wish a clean, con-
venient one. , -
It is built of 1x12 boards, well slat-
ted on three sides: the front has a
,tHmi nr lofri in n
. y , ,
the roosts are swinging poles, bub-
pended by heavy wire, out of the
draft The walls come within four
teen inches of the ground and . the
nests are made on the outside, then
securely boxed up with a slanting
cover that is hinged on and can be
raised from the outside. This prevents
having to enter the henhouse when
you wish to gather up the eggs. It
nas the appearance shown in the illus-
Small tin cans are tacked on the
roost the walls and near the nests;
In them is kept mothine balls; they
keep out all vermin.
Marketing the Bare.
Eggs should be gathered every day
in summer and oftener in winter, un
less the hen house is warm enough
so that the eggs will not freeze and
burst the shell. ; Put the eggs into a
basket with the small end down until
ready to pact in boxes for shipping
and keep in a cool room. Then pack In
the box, with the card-board .separa
tors, with the small end down. They
will keep fresh longer if packed in this
way than if put' into the boxes in a
haphazard manner. The reason for
this is found in the fact that the yolk
cannot settle to the shell when the
small end is put down and the air
cannot, strike the yolk as long as it
does not touch the shell. When eggs
hrlnir a eood Drice it is better to sell
ttan to ralse chlcken8 to 8el,
so great au vuuiaj. xjr an uiraus raise
chickens when eggs do not bring a
Spanish, the Black, White and Brown
Leghorns", Poland, Hamburg, Creve
and La Fleche, which are larger
Blaek Spanlshf but Bomewhat
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Cleft Grafting.
Varieties of grafting are many, but
cleft grafting represents the method
commonly in use for the grafting of
orchard trees where the old top is to
be removed during the course of a
few years and a new one is- to be
grown in its place. The ideal time for
this top grafting is wen the leaves
are just pushing out, for then the
Wounds of grafting heal rapidly. But
in practice, if a large amount of work
is to be done, it may be necessary to
begin from one to two months earlier
and to continue several weeks beyond
the ideal point of time. The whole
operation of cleft grafting appears
clearly in the illustration. :
- Hogs in the Orchard.
In regard to the hogs skinning the
orchard trees, if you put a dozen or
two of hogs on an acre of land, very
likely they will skin the trees, or a
flock of sheep would also," They must
have room. There must, not be too
many in a bunch. It Is said that hogs
will tear down a pigpen to get the
wood to eat If you throw them a lit
tle lime they will let the pen alone,
I know that they have been known
to dig out a stone wall for the lime.
If you feed a hog some corn, and
don't starve him to death, he will let
your trees alone. Give the hog room
enough and give him something to eat
J. J. Blackwell.
T each in sr a Horse to Stand.
As soon as the colt is fairly gentle
and has been ridden a few times,
throw the reins down, and .with
strong but soft, rope hobble his front
legs. Fasten a rope twenty feet long
to one front leg and the other to a
tout post. .or stake.- Ordinarily the
horse will not move when thus fasten
ed, but if he does he soon comes to
grief. A few lessons of this sort will
never be 'forgotten. . ' .
After a; while It will only be neces
sary to wrap the . reins . around the
horse's front legs, and later simp'.y
dropping the reins to the ground will
be sufficient If any time the horse
gets to moving around and forgets his
early training, pass the reins through
the stirrup and then up and over the
horn of the saddle. This pulls the
head around to one side and the horse
will generally not go far. Farm and
Remedies In the Barn.
The writer has recently erected a
small closet in the barn, in which is
kept a few articles such as experience
has taught us should be handy. At
the suggestion of the mother of the
family, a large bottle of witch hazel
and several bottles of vaseline were
added, together with a roll of partly
worn muslin. The very day this closet
was completed and. its contents place 1,
one of the horses by accident struck
its head against the side of the stall
so that there was a decided bruise
around the eye. Out came the witch
hazel', and by frequent applications of
it during the day the swelling was
subdued and the horse made more
We- have two bottles of vaseline
each of the plain sort and the car
bolated vaseline, and this last has been
found very useful on a number of occasions-.
A calf had an ugly spot on
its side, a raw proud-flesh sort ' of
eczema, for which we could not ac
count We took a spoonful of flour
of sulphur and made a batter of it
with a little carbolated vaseline and
treated that spot for a week, healing
It perfectly. Have a little closet as
described' and keep odd things in it,
but don't forget witch hazel, vaseline
and a roll of soft clean, muslin. In
dianapolis News.
TJeefnl Bowline.
The bow and knot Is one of the most
useful knots we have, and one which
comparatively few can tie.- It is a
knot sailors use constantly. The illus
tration will show exactly how it is
tied. Lay the parts together as In the
first figure, b crossing over a. Then
bring a over b, bringing the end up
through the loop as in the next fig
ure. Now carry b around and under
a, passing it down through the loop
as in the final figure. It is impossible
for this ' knot to slip when properly
tied. It is useful in all sorts of emergen
cies. In a loop thus made a man can
safely be hoisted to any height with
no danger of the knot slipping. It is
especially useful for the farmer. An
animal can be led by means of it with
no danger of the knots slipping and
choking the animal, no matter how
much it may plunge or pull. Ameri
can Agriculturist
To Prevent Tree Frauds.
The Indiana farmer that has been
swindled by the fruit tree agent. will
be pleased with the law, enacted by
the last General Assembly, providing
a fine of from ?50M $500 for fruit
tree fraud. It is said that the bill
which was introduced by Representa
tive Shively, of South Bend, grew out
of Notre Dame University's purchase
of trees that were not what they were
represented to be. As introduced, the
bill provided a year's imprisonment,
but this was stricken out
Sheep Shearings.
Sheep are more economical meat
producers than steers.
To secure the best returns In feed
ing have the sheep as even as possible;
When breeding to improve ewes
should be two years, old when bred.
The more sheep you can keep and
keep right the less per-, sheep will the
cost be.
' Under ordinary conditions the man
ure from sheep should pay for the la
bor of caring for them. -
A good foot rot medicine must be
somewhat caustic, in liquid form and
cheap enough to use freely.
Sheep cannot be fattened profitably
when they are full of parasites. Kill
the vermin and then fatten.
If the best profit is realized, not
only the wool, but the mutton and the
Iamb, must contribute theipart
It will pay, if you Intend to sell
your sheep at public sale, to have
some one grade them up in even lots.
Gathered in the Garden.
. The best thing for the . garden
brains. ,
Cut the black knot out of the plum
and cherry trees.
Radishes are usually ready for use
in six weeks from sowing. ;
Bone meal and wood ashes In the
soil are great for sweet peas.
Don't trim the cherry trees now,
Wait tm June and then be ' light
handed. - ..
To bleed the grapevines by cutting
during March, April or May la bad
Cold frames are useful for forward
ing lettuce and cabbage in spring or
early summer. ; ;Vi ,
Probably no other small fruit will
give more weight of crop for the space
It occupies than the currant. -
'J "a
One Hundred Years Ago.
Sweden was obliged by the vernea
strance of Prussia to decline fbe prof
fered subsidy of England.
The city of Lubeck, Germany, was
surrounded by French troops to pre
vent English products from being In
troduced. Eighteen American vessels were at
the port of Amsterdam.
The French government passed a
law granting pensions to all emigrants
from Santo Domingo. '
Three thousand French troops were
ordered to The Hague to prevent an
uprising which was daxj expected.
ne-eniorcemeats of .t rench troops ar
rived at Santo Domingo and effectual
ly repulsed Emperor Dessalines' army.
Portugal purchased with the concur
rence of England the sufferance ef
France to remain neutral in the war.
Seventy-live Years Ago.
Yucatan declared itself independent
Pasturing . of cows on the Bostoa
common was forbidden by law.
Sioux Indians annihilated the Sae
and Fox tribes near Dubuque, Iowa.
The first light of the Blackroek light-
house, at Liverpool appeared.
Congress provided for a boundary
line to be run between Louisiana and
Arkansas territories.
Petroleum was discovered 3b Ken
tucky, and as it was supposed to have '
healing properties it was bottled and
sold throughout the United States and
Europe for medicine.
The first gold from Georgia mines
was received at the United States
mint "
Fifty Years Ago.
Don Carlos, the Spanish vnetender.
died at Triest
The Niagara suspension fridge was
A free public school system was es
tablished In Illinois. '
The Atlantic and St Lawrence rail
road was leased to the Grand Trunk
railroad for 999 years. 1
Nassau hall at Princeton university,
built in 1756, was destroyed by fire.
Several persons were killed by the
falling in of the floor of the town hall
at Meredith, N. H. .
The plenipotentiaries at "Vienna ex
changed powers and commenced pro
ceedings toward agreeing upon 'the
terms of R usso-Turkish peace.
Forty Years Ago.
The panic in gold carried quotations
down to 17514, a drop of 144 pomta
in three days.
The Parliament at Quebee adopted
the confederation scheme by a large
Reports of Sheridan and Sherman's
successes sent gold down to 189. A
short time before it was quoted at 220
and over. -
News reached the North that the
Confederate Congress . had passed a
bill to arm and equip the negroes as
soldiers. : '
Richmond (Va.) papers published an
exposure of an alleged conspiracy to
oust Davis and Stephens, make Hunter
president, and end the war.
President Lincoln issued a proclama
tion ordering that all citizens or domi
ciled agents . trafficking with Confed
erates be arrested and held as prison
ers of war.
Thirty Years Ago.
The Hawaiian treaty was being
fought in the Seriate by sugar Inter
ests. At a consistory held-at the Vatican
Archbishop McCloskey of New York
was made a cardinal.
The French Assembly passed the
military reorganization bill, the consti
tution having been adopted several
weeks previously.
A tornado devastated the town of
Rienzi, Miss. The river bottoms in
the Northwest States were flooded.
' Quite a sensation was caused In
England by the outcome of the Mor
daunt divorce case in which Lady Mor
daunt was decreed guilty.
Twenty Years Ago.
The militia was mobilized at Sedalia
and other points in Missouri to sup
press riota incident to the railroad
strike on the Gould system.
London papers admitted that the re
lations between England and Russia
were strained almost to the breaking
point' over the latter's Afghan frontier
" ' President Cleveland issued a procla
mation barring the "boomers" from
Ten thousand of the 12,000 coal min
ers in the Pittsburg district struck for
higher wages. ' ',
The powers agreed to a conference held In Paris to determine the
status of the Suez canaL