Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, April 26, 1905, Image 6

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She listened to him "without moving a
muscle until he hml finished speaking:
then she answered. "Poorj weak fool. I
pity yon! You may one day know thnt
vengeance Is held by a higher power than
thnt of puny man.
So solemnly did she speak the words,
that fpr a moment she awed her oppo
tient, land he uiorcd asldo without
word, tj to allow her to pass out of the
"Wlint occasion was there to tell that
woman of my past life?" angrily de
manded Judith, when Madame Xlerne had
uepnrfed. " .
"I told her to suit my own purpose,'
he retorted. In thn samp' tone.
"And wlint injury have I ever done to
you, (Mr. Montgomery," I asked, "that
you should seek to be revenged upon
me!" ,--,v
"You have ' done me no Injury," he
said, averting his eyes; "but she has!
"lsjlt Just a punish me for the faults
or omersr fl asked.
"Ifn's 'thnt old tigress ' gon'eT' cried
Mr. Porter, putting his head in at the
door,; nnd looking round. Ocularly nat
Isfied1 of her disappearance, he bustled
eagerly up to Judith.
He' turned the conversation upon other
subjects. By and by, he said to Mr.
Montgomery, in a careless tone, "I hare
something to show you. I want to nsk
your! opinion of the worth of a bit of
Jewelry I have here. I know that you
are a judge of those things.
He produced a locket, which I Instant
ly recognized as the one he had once
shown to. me, and which I believed to
contain a'oortralt of mv mother.
I chn now understand his ennniug de
sign;' lt'(was to try If Mr. Montgomery
would recognize: the portrait without be
ing previously put upon the scent. The
locket would not open.
"IJlve It to ine," said Montgomery;
"I'll do it."
But before he had time to examine it
a n(an, looking like a servant, hastily
enteivd . the room, without knocking.
Looking nout him for a moment, ha
went, up to -.Montgomery and whispered
something In his ear.
"Where Is he?"-cried the latter, lock
ing Ivery scared.
The man whispered again.
"Come along, then; do not let ns loss
an instant," exclaimed Montgomery, ex
citedly. And before the other occupants
of the room could recover from their
astonishment, the two men ha'd rushed
"What's the meaning of this?" cried
Mr. Porter, somewhat alarmed. "There's
mischief brewing!"
"Something is wrong," said Judith.
"But, at all events, we have nothing to
fear; we have bad nothing to do with
the abduction. The worst they can do to
us is to turn us out of the house as tres
"Where's the locket?" suddenly cried
Mr. I'orter. "Why, that scoundrel Mont
gomery has walked oft with it!" '
And away he went in pursuit.
"So, Silas," said Judith, when we were
alone, "you are a gentleman with an In
dependent Income."
I could only wearily shake my head.
"Even money has no charm while your
happiness is clogged by me," she said,
bitterly. "Well, I will make a bargain
with you. Settle half of the money upon
me for life and I will free you of my
presence forever."
"Take It all If you will," I answered.
"You have blighted my whole life. All
the money in the world can never buy
me back one happy moment."
Mr. Porter's entrance Interrupted our
further conversation.
"He's off!" he said, looking very flurried.-
"They both jumped into a trap
that the man came in, and galloped off at
a pace fast enough to break their necks.
And he has taken my locket with him!"
Little less than an hour's furious driv
ing brought Montgomery and his com
panion into a suburban district. They
pulled up before a handsome villa resi
dence. A gentleman, who had evident
ly been watching for their coming, ap
peared at the door.
"How long you have been!" be said,
"Come as fast as horseflesh could go,
sir," answered the man, respectfully.
"Just look at the mare, sir; she's for
all the world as If you had chucked
buckets o" wuter over her!"
"This way, Montgomery," said Mr.
John llodwell for It was he.
He led the way Into a back parlor.
"Read that," he said, handing Mont
gomery n telegram.
"From Jonathan Rodwell, Morley's
Hotel, to John Rodwell:
"Can I have the use of your house In
Essex for a short time? Police have
got a trace of Clara in that direction.
Telegraph reply."
Montgomery gave n low whistle os he
read these words. "That's awkward!"
he ejaculated.
"What a fool's remark!" exclaimed
Rodwell, Irritably; "It's ruin, destruc
tion! What can bo done? Can you de
vise any scheme? I have telegraphed
to sny that I will he with him this even
lug." "And then what do you mean to do?"
"That Is precisely what I want to talk
over with you. You Bee by that tele
gram that the police have discovered a
clue, and we know that the clue Is In
the right direction. The hope of gaining
the reward will wonderfully sharpen
their scent. Perhaps, while we are sit
ting here, they have spotted the lery
He paused, expecting an answer; but
Montgomery, with an unmoved face, re
mained silent.
"I- must tell you," he went on, "that
before this girl was brought home I was
regarded as my uncle's heir. Hut he
became Infatuated with this silly doll,
and left everything to her, except a pal
try annuity. Well, the girl's Intellect
was always weak, and as she grew older,
this weakness merged almost Into idiocy.
One night she disappeared, no one knew
whither. My undo was almost frantic.
Rewards wero offered; the rural police
put upon the search; ponds, rivers,
streams dragged far and near; but, as
you will anticipate, without any suc
cess. As time passed ou I did nil I
possibly could to Instill Into his mind
that she must ho dead, to which belief
I really Inclined; but he obstinately
clung to the Idea that she still lived, and
that ho should flnd her some day. In
the meantime. I kept on the best of
tcims with him. If she never turned
up, I felt pretty confident that tho bulk
at least, of the old man's fortune would
fall to my share. Years went on, nnd I
began to feel quite certain that Clara
would never again be heard of; when
fancy my consternation upon one day
receiving a letter from the old man,
which Informed me that he was In the
city, consequent on having ohtnlned. some
trace of his lost granddaughter. Ho
lent some tramp money upon a suit of
clothes, nnd out of one of the pockets
had dropped a miniature of Clara. This
tramp fellow had told him that he was
going to the city, and thither my uncle
had set off at once to endeavor to gain
some tidings of him. He had not been
In town mnny days before he chnnced to
sec n picture of his own cottage In
print seller's window. Ha bought it, and
found the name of Clara In the corner.
That I might check nnv further search
upon his part, I undertook to send round
to every picture dealer to make Inquiries.
I called at a number of shops myself.
and I sent you to others; you know
with what result."
But I did discover her, after all," In
terrupted Montgomery, "although In
quite another way; and had I not stay-
ed at Ilury so late into the Monday, you
would have known of It. However, noth
ing could be neater than the way we
managed It. Luckily you had such a
snug place to take her to."
"les; I have found the house useful
more than once. An old maiden nrnt,
who used to reside there, left it to me
legacy. Fortunately, It had only
been recently vacated. As soon ns I
had secured my fair cousin, I began to
consider whnt was the best thing to do
with her. After a mature consideration,
came to the conclusion that marriage
was the best solution of the difficulty.
By making her my wife I should seal her
Hps regarding the past, nnd secure my
uncles fortune In the future. To my
surprise, she received all my advances
with the utmost repugnance. The cause
of that, I have discovered. Is a connec
tion she has formed with some low fel
low, who actually turns out to be Judith
Stokes' husband. By the bye, how came
you to think of Introducing those peo
ple at my house; You must nave been
made to have entrusted ray secret in
the hands of a woman who has a spite
against me?"
A spite against you?" echoed Mont
gomery. "This is the first I have heard
of It. Now, I was deeply Interested
in getting him back Into Judith's hands.
I bethought me of the house that I bad
taken the young lady to the night before
There must be plenty of spare rooms
there, I thought; and ns Judith and Mr.
Rodwell are old and confidential friends,
don't see that he can possibly object
to oblige her so far."
'And do you not think such an act
was n piece of Impudence upon your
Not at all," answered Montgomery,
coolly. "I had my own private Interests
to serve In the matter1 vftal interests.
I thought of myself first, as you did
of yourself when, years ago, you enticed
away from me the girl who was
mj living. Tit for tat!"
Rodwell glared at him fiercely. "It
that Is your mode of dealing with me,"
he said, "how do I know that you may
not one fine morning call upon Mr. Jona
than Rodwell and blow the whole thing
to him?"
"No, I shall not do thnt," answered
tho other, quietly; "honor among thieves.
If the plot succeeds, I know that I
shall get more out of you than I possibly
could out of him. Besides, there I a
stronger bond even than Interest that
binds me to you revenge!"
"Upon whom?"
"Upon Silas Carston."
"In that case, I think we can work to
gether, better than I suspected; but ns
jou have greatly complicated my dlfll
cutles by introduclug Judith Into the
same house, it is but fair that you should
bo the more ready'to help me In any way
out of them,"
"What do you mean?"
"In the first plnce, my marriage with
Clara would have to be brought about
Immediately; nnd ns she Is not likely to
consent, and as tho days of enforced
marriages are all gone by, it is more than
probable thnt the whole plot will have
to be abandoned. I am convinced thnt
Judith fully Intends to betray me. Her
evil disposition would never let such an
opportunity of revenge escape. Such a
revelation would overwhelm me with de
struction. My fnther, at his dentil, left
me property to the value of two thou
sand per year. Bit by bit, It has been
sold and mortgaged. I lost a thousand
ou the last Derby; thnt was the lust
straw. My debts amount to some eight
or ten thousand; my doors are besieged
by duns; ray credit all but stopped, and I
am all but penniless. If I could once
show proofs that I was ray uncle's heir,
ray creditors would cease to press, and
I could raise more money. On the other
hand, If things remain as they are, I
should have to tly the country, a beggnr."
"Ilut how do you propose to Induce
your uncle to alter his will while he be
lieves that his granddaughter is alive?"
"Suppose it could be proved to him
that she was deadV"
The two men's eyes met In a long,
searching look; each one wns trying to
read the other's secret thoughts.
"Supposing," Itodwell went on, "I
could bit upon a plan to silence to re
move both Judith and Clara at the same
time? Nothing could then stand in my
way." i
"What do you mean?" asked Mont
gomery, with a scared look,
"You seem excessively didl 'to-day,"
exclaimed Rodwell, Irritnbly; "especial
ly when your own Interests nnd safety
are as much concerned as my own. Could
pot the girl provo thnt It wns you who
abducted her? and as you could not
furnish your Judge with unexceptionable
references na to your raorot character,
thnt would bo cuough to give you two
years on the treadmill, besides tho loss
of all tho money I hnvo promised you.
Let us carry my plan to n succcAful
conclusion, nnd I will sign a deed tn pay
you flvo hundred a year for life. I should
not think It would take you long to de
cide between the two plctmes."
"Speak out, nnd let mo know wlint you
want," said Montgomery, uneasily.
"You to help me to get rid of both
Judith ami Clnral" cried llodwell, bold
ly. "Suppose that the house should cnlch
on fire houes do cntch on fire, you
know, sometimes, without any one dis
covering the cnuse, and people frequently
are lost In such fires."
"This Is nbomlnnblc!" cried Montgom
ery. "So I thought, at first. The house Is
heavily Insured, too; we could share tho
Insurance money between us."
"But what purpose could such n fear
ful rrlmc serve? You would not daro
confess to your uncle thnt the girl was In
our house; and, unless you could prove
ti him thnt she wns, dead, her. dentil
would he useless to you.'
"I have thought of all that. If this
thing could bo arranged. I should drlvo
on' to Morley's nt once, tell hlin that I
had traced my cousin, tnken her under
my protection, lodged her safely in tho
Manor House, offer to drive him over
there nt once. When we arrive there It
would be n heap of cinders."
Montgomery shuddered ns ho listened
to the diabolical Ingenuity of this hoirl
ble plot.
"But how would .von account for tho
glrl'a disappearance for your meeting
witu herr he asked.
"In n hundred ways!" wns the reply.
"Before she rnnsnway from home, she
IK -.rayed symptoms of Incipient liiMin
Ity. The actions nnd adventures' of such
pmple cannot be inensurcd by the stand
nrd of every-dny life."
"What part do you want mo to play
in tne tragedy?' asked Montgomery.
"I should have to go over to my uncle.
Ion would do the rest!
"Well, give me a tittle time to think
over it.
"I will give you half an hour," said
Itodwell, looking nt his watch. He was
perfectly calm and self-possessed. UN
fnco was stern and resolved. He left
the room, nnd Montgomery heard tho
Key turn In the lock.
(To bs continued.)
South Sea Islanders Arc Kxpcrt in Ma
rine Architecture.
In tho Marshall group of Islands In
the south' sens Is n little ntoll of cornl
known ns Llkieli ntoll. It is hundreds
of miles nwny from any other Island,
nnd the natives go hnlf linked like the
other dwellers of the south sens. But
they- hnvo learned one great civilized
art, Just the same, and that Is the art
of building ships.
About forty years nco n Portuguese
sailor wns Innded there from a whal
ing ship. When his vessel sailed nwny
lie remained behind, for the lazy
chnrm of tho Pacific Island life had
tempted him and he lind decided to
leave the restless sea nml llvu, the rest
of lils days on the wnrni, sleepy
beaches, where no one worked.
Soon he nlnrrled the daughter of n
chief and became a trader. After
niunv years mi American c.intnln via-
Itcii tho Islands during n trading voy
age In the south seas nnd when his
vessel shortly afterward beenme tin
seaworthy he set to work on thu beach
to build a new one.
The Portuguese whaler's two sons
helped him nnd learned a great deal
nbollt the operation. The Islnnd had
line, hard wood on It, Just the kind of
timber thnt shipbuilders value because
It will not rot or waterlog readily. The
captain nt last succeeded In finishing a
good 40-ton schooner and sailed nwny
In her.
Before lone the two boys had begun
to tench the natives something of wlint
they had picked up nnd soon, Instead
of the primitive canoes nnd dugouts
that the Marshall islanders have been
using for centuries, the folk of tho
Llkleb ntoll began to build canoes
made of carefully fashioned lumber
and pinned together with rivets.
Now there Is n real shipyard on this
little speck lost In the wide Pacific,
,V high roof under the palms ou the
beach greets the mariner and wheii'ho
lands lie sees vessels, modern tools
lying around and everything looking
Just us It does In a shipyard nnywhero
on the American coast, only Instead of
workmen In overalls he sees dark na
tives with hardly any clothing.
The wood from which the knees and
timbers are cut comes from nil Island
ou the'westem side of the lagoon. It
Is culled knnoe and Is extremely hand
some, looking much like black .walnut
It has the valuable property of grow
ing harder ns It grows older and makes
tine vessels.
Tools nil of them of the best kind
wood for spars, etc., are shipped to
Llkleb ntoll now from New Zealand
and tho boats that are turned out In
the savage Island hnvo been compared
with American and English built ves
sels that have touched at the place and
found, to bo excellent In every respect
The savage shipbuilders havo a
queer scale of prices. If n chief wants
a schooner of, sny, 12 tons, built for
him, they chitrge him. $1,000 for It, but
If n poorer person wants the samo
kind of a vessel they will charge many
hundred dollars less. They do this
quite openly nnd explain It by saying
that the chief being rich can afford to
pay more than a poor person for tho
same thing. Washington Post. '
Advantage In Kansas.
"Sally's father said her beau should
never step foot In the house again,"
said tho Kansas girl.
Then I suppose she had to give
him up?" Interrogated her chum.
No, Indeed. She entertains hlra In
tho cyclone cellar."
Few persons huve courage enough, to
appear us good us they really arc-
Automatic Poultry Feeder.
An Illinois fanner, evidently a poul
try raiser, has patented the automatic
poultry feeder which Is shown In the
Illustration. As soon as daylight ap
pears, chickens are about aild ready
for their moraine nienl, and to pro
duce good stock their wants must be
attended to. This means that tho
poultry ral9cr must be nwnko early In
tho morning to feed them, nnd this
automatic feeder Is designed to do It
for him. It consists of n hopper lmv
lug an outlet, this outlet being closed
by means of a partition or diaphragm,
which Is Independent of the walls; of
tile hopper nnd being plvotnlly mount
ed nt Its lower end. This partition or
pivoted door enn be adjusted to nny
Intermediate point, so that tho capaci
ty of tho hopper may bo varied ami
an unobstructed discharge maintained.
A latch arm Is connected to the pivot
ed door, this latch arm being con
trolled by an electro-magnet. The lnt
tor Is operated by a clock, so that the
contents of the hopper can be emptied
at any predetermined time.
Ifome-Mnde Hilbsolt Plow,
A very serviceable and practical sub-
soller may be constructed with but lit'
tic work. The beam nnd handles nre
the same as any other plow stock. Tho
two uprights which support the plow
point can be made from pieces of old
wagon tire, each two feet long. Tho
point bar should be about the samo
length nnd about two Inches square
from one upright attachment to tho
other. The front end should be mndc
with good steel, well tempered and
drawn to a point which Is best If made
wide and flat Tho uprights aro at'
tached to the beam by stirrups or
clamps made of threc-qunrter-lnch Iron
rod. The front upright should be sharp
ened ou Its front side, which will as
sist lu cutting the old roots and thick
This plow will break the bottom of n
furrow made by any two-horse break
ing plow. If made for one-horse. It
should be constructed lighter, and need
have but a single upright It Is espe
cially adapted to loosening up sod
which has becomo very solid from long
tramping. Farm and Home.
Duck Kirgs.
Those who have hatched both duck
eggs and hen eggs In an Incubator
claim that they cannot expect as good
britches' from the duck eggs as from
tho hen eggs. For some reason the
ducks, many of them, die In the shell,
The reason may be Insufficiency of
moisture, ns a duck egg requires much
molsturo to hatch well. Ducks aro
very nenr to fish In kinship. The
duck In returning to her nest brings
moisture on her feathers. And yet
cuough ducks aro usually hatched In
tho Incubator to pay for tho hatching
In that way, though one does not un
derstand nil tho requirements to get a
good hatch. They nro not so liable to
have the life crushed out of them lu
nn Incubator as under n lien, for, like
n gosling, they nro very weak for tho
first day or two and easily killed.
There aro Incubators made nowadays
to hatch every kind of nn egg from
that of a humming bird to the ostrich,
Hints About Driving.
Don't trot tho horso down hill. It
Jars the shoulders, weakens the ten
dons and springs the knees. If you
need to drlvo fast, send him along on
the lovel and when you come to an up
grade, let htm break Into a run, then
take his time down hill. The change
from a trot to a run brings into play
a different set of muscles and does not
fatigue tho horse so much as If be
keeps up a trot all the while.
Keep the Younir Btock Orowlnir.
Tho calves, the colts, the pigs, all
from the time they wero put In winter
quarters until spring, should suffer no
cessation lu their growth. The calves
or yearlings nnd colts should bo kept
steadily vigorous and growing; not
merely holding their own, but Increas
ing In size nnd proportion; not neces
sarily the laying ou uf fat, but tho en
largement of frame and muscle, with a
healthy vigor.
Kx pensive. Furmltiu.
When one sees a farmer buying ex
pensive grain and feeding It to stock
that nro housed lu bleak yards or lu
closures through which cold drafts
blow mid snow drifts around tho mil
inula, one concludes this husbandman
Is Indulging lu expensive fanning.
Any management of live stock or
fa nns that does not return n handsome
profit Is expensive agriculture. Too
many Infer that expensive manage
ment of farms and live stock Implies
luxurious buildings and hlgh-prlccd
help. Unquestionably too much cap
ital can be Invested in appointments
for remunerative operation of farms,
but nil rural buildings should be sub
stantial ami constructed ror warmth
as well ns ventilation.
It Is n wrong Idea that young cnttlo
should be unreasonably exposed lu or
der to give them n rugged constitution.
The burdening process stunts the ani
mal and prevents the development of
their greatest commercial posslblljtlps.
Cnttlo raised In open yards, or cold
lnclosurcs, never display the thrift nor
make the rapid growth which charac
terizes stock raised under more gener
ous conditions. An nnliunl that nom
inally should renllzo $(10 nt 3 years
old, under generous treatment, will be
n slow seller nt $.10 under tho exposure
regime. Drover's Journal.
Water for Farm Animals.
It Is admitted that water Is essential
to the well-being of humans, nnd If
this Is so, why should uiiyouc presume
to think thnt animals can get along
with little or no water? Yet thnt Is
tho plan on which many farmers work.
The cows nnd horses are, perhaps,
properly watered, but the other farm
animals are given little water. In a
scries of experiments carried on by the
writer n number of years ago It was
found that sheep, swine and poultry
gave us nearly 20 per cent better re
turns when regularly and carefully wa
tered than when the water was given
but occasionally.
That Is, the egg supply was larger
from the hens, and the sheep and hogs
kept to the desired weight More than
this, wo found there wns less troulde
with diseases, particularly those that
had the stomach for their base of at
tack. It Is now n regular practice to
give nil the nnlmnls ou the farm reg
ular supplies of clean water. In water
ing the sheep nnd swine, troughs nre
provided and kept for the purpose.
After tho animals have drunk, thn
troughs nre removed, so that there Is
no chance of them being defiled. It
will pay every time to water all farm
animals regularly nnd with clean wa
ter. Indianapolis News.
Clean, Quick Sap DnlllilK.
In handling sap 'every precaution
should be taken to keep out dirt, nnd
the sooner tho sap Is boiled nftcr It
runs "from the tree the better for the
quality of tho sugar. A dark-colored
product Is far from deslrnule, nnd
quick, clean work Is necessary to se
cure a clear, light shade. Maple sugar
Is marketed at n time of year when
there Is little else tn sell from the
farm, and when other work Is not es
pecially rushing. Modern stigoT mak
ing with modern utensils nnd business
llko methods Is a profitable enterprise,
and n source of extra. Income which
should not bo neglected.
A KillnotiH Method.
To depend upon the use of purchased
fertilizers, to the neglect of such as
can be produced on tho form for the
production of each year's crop, Is a
ruinous method, which, while It may
not prove Immediately disastrous, la
sure to Impoverish succeeding genera
tions. Ainerlcnn Cultivator.
Snrtltiir Pays.
I had n reninrknblo crop of 7,000
bushels of apples this year, says A, D.
Appletree Barnes of Wisconsin, and
by careful assorting and handling was
able to sell them for $1,21G. I tell
you thero Is nothing like systematic
sorting and careful handling to mako
apples pay.
, The Colt'. Feet.
When tho colt Is growing, the hoofs
should bo looked to occasionally to see
If tuev do not requiro trimming.
Poultry Yard PlckluRs,
Cheap food Is always at the expeuso
of quality.
Quality In food for poultry Is what
gives It vnlue.
No food Is cheap that does not bring
paying results.
Damaged food Invites Indigestion
and various bowel troubles. .
Lack of grit when snow covers the
ground endangers the flock's health.
Provide plenty of nests where there
are many bens or pullets.
Grit, either oyster shells or crushed
granlto, should be kept under cover
accessible to the poultry In all tho
houses during tho winter.
Keep tho cockerels and pullets sep
arate until a couple of weeks before
you commence saving eggs for hatch
ing. Both will bo the better for tho
Ono Hundred Years Ago.
The amusement of null bating wns
abolished In France.
Aaron Burr stnfled on his t,rlp west
tn Louisiana nnd Illennerhnssett'fl Inl
and, Nino American seamen were released
from a British brig In New York har
bor. The British House of Parliament
went Into committee, on the subject of
a commercial treaty with the United
Two hundred nnd fifty letters of
miirquo were Issued for privateers
against thu English nt various Spanish
Congress ordered the clearance of all
armed merchant vessels.
Seventy-five Years Ago.
There were but seven navy yards
In the United States.
American Indemnity claims wero set
tled with Denmark.
One of the combatants In n prize
light which took place In Manchester,
England, wns killed beforo he could
leave the ring.
Turkey paid lis second Installment
of $800,000 stipulated by the trenty of
Adrlanople for Indemnity of the Rus
sian subjects.
Navigation by steam was Introduced
on the .Mediterranean, vessels making
weekly trips from Venice to (lenoa.
Peace was concluded at Biicnoi
Ayres between Buenos Ayres, Sntlta
Fo Entro RIos, and Corrlcntos.
fifty Years Ago.
Tho State prison at Nashville, Tcnn.,
wns burned.
The closing sale of the estate of
Daniel Webster took place at Marsh
field, Mass.
An unsuccessful attempt at revolu
tion wits' inndo in Hnytl, with tho Intent
to recall ex-Prcsldent Pnez.
Twenty-three persons lost their lives
In the fire which destroyed the steam
er Bulletin on thu Mississippi River,
near Vlcksburg. '
Castle fiiirtlen. New York, was made
an emigrant depot.
Twelve men wero arrested In Phila
delphia who hud enlisted for foreign
Forty Years Ago.
Residents of Wisconsin, In the vi
cinity of Edgnrton nnd Strougliton,
were excited over the reported discov
ery of petroleum.
Reports sent from Mobile Bay via
Cairo, HI., reached the North telling of
thu nttnek by Union monitors on tho
city of .Mobile.
Three men robbed n bank In Louis
ville, Ky., In the early afternoon, get
ting nwny with $I5,(XX).
Fort Stediunn wns tnken by the Con
federates and retaken by the Union
troops, wlio captured -',700 prisoners.
A member of tho NorJIi Carolina Leg
islature declared that body wns ready
to take tho oath of allegiance nnd to
ratify the slavery abolition amendment
to tho constitution.
Thirty Years Ago.
Tho announcement wbb made that
(!en. Spinner wns to bo succeded ns
'National Treasurer by John C. New of
Kossuth was defeated In n contest
for n seat In the Hungarian diet
Tho Cook County (111.) Commission
ers engaged thu architects for the
courthouse, now crumbling to pieces.
The Ohio Senate passed a bill for
bidding railroad officials or employes
from being connected with so-cnllcd
"fast freight" or transportation compa
nies. Twenty Years Ago.
Tho Reichstag adopted a measnra
providing for tho subsidizing of steam
ship companies.
Chicago real estate men declared
that Hats wero becoming unpopular
and that rents would bo cut.
Tho neonlo of Franco were thrown
Into a panic by reports of' Chlneso vic
tories over tho French soldiers.
Trio report of tho first bloodshed of
the rebellion .led by Louis Rlel In tha
British Northwest Territories reached
A system of fast freight trains be
tween Chicago and Now England
points was Inaugurated.
Ten Years Ago.
In Chicago 'the mercury stood at 70
degrees above zero and ranged from
that up to 00 degrees In various parts
of Illinois.
Lt Hung Chang, Chinese peace en
voy to Japan, was shot In the face and
painfully Injured by a Japanese at