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slain for a woman.
•jntlnued from Tenth rare.)
(1, -00, was arreoted by Sheriff
. j Sweeny and held as a wtt
,,-rest as made In the wo
at the Planters' Hotel. The
, i retired, and was found, crush,
tnd apparently very greatly
. Mr ,. a. In her ld.
was taken to the italton house
at * *
several pieces of handsome
aiding a pair of diamond ear
iwo diamond rings, she had
, r-ttn. when ahe was taken to the
, .uae, s4*l In currency.
mean time also Coroner Goette
} „ na. live charge of the matter
j wi ng"J hurriedly for an inquept.
e , ~,s held tr> the Police Court room.
at 11 O'clock. Bhertft
( „ ities were present Into service
.„ „ witnesses to the homicide and
■ m In atieudance when the Jury
. 4 impaneled and the examination
, it until U3O o'clock when the
, ..at n for the first witness was be
, i y that time the court room had
aded with spectators, prtnet
.. tt.os of the two parties to the
aL • m.ugli the Inquest continued
A,, >. or and more, the crowd had
, * rceptlbly thinned when the
r , , . led Its deliberations, and the
; t voluntary manslaughter was
, t l.y Coroner Ooelte.
, used made no statement, both
, of his own wish and the ad
ounsel. Mr. Walter C. Hart
l Itartridge was present during
Hie examination of witnesses
, j ■ . res?, however, and krpt notes
,’f • , >ria that they told. The Jury
,‘m? <i f John F Lube. E. A. Leonard.
,int * Ki vnokis. W. H. Catherwood. L
\v N on and B. P. Winters. It was a
rv .od men. and they gave eareful
; *<•: •! to the evidence a# It fell from
f the witnesses to the homicide
Tj . ..roner's Jtiry was In session two
I ,jf hours, two hours Of which was
~i, to t! .. evidence, and half hour to
|. ration of the verdlcs, Ape
, , : i • jlwut the Jury was that only
• I six mem her tied ever served
„n a ...rotter’s Jury liefore. and this one
~.r v oj t in Inquest upon a drowned per*
Tty. evidence before the Jury' was so
Lull- . u.ry and so conflicting In the tm
j. rill feature* that It was lmpo.rit.le
re t'.* Jury to form an intelligent u;>!n
--: n ns to the grade of the crime. The
,-Te. of the verdict Is simply to leave
niatH-r for the consideration of the
t urt without plating tno offtnse upon
ifrtivt ground of murder,
fhi-i•• were eight witnesses before the
Jury and of these eight four testified posl
(• ...v that Shea fired the first shot, nr.d
t other four with equal positiveness that
Hart fired first. There were wbnessiw
t hath sides whoso evidence was re-
Ijtaiol by the Jury as worthless. Poli.e
--r n Sheehan. Mrs. Palmer, her son.
f. hard Dawson and James Millen oil
* qlfi.d that Shea find the first shot. Po-
Irntan C. W. Dyer, Irvin Wilkins, W'al
w lvacy and James Stewart. he latter
I colored employe at Oar-on'a stable, tra
iled trust Hart tired the first shot.
The testimony of the witnesses wo*
Dually conflicting as to the position oc
* .pied by Mr. Hari when he tired the fa
te -not. some testifying that be was
[‘ lading on the sidewalk a few feet from
S ea and others that be was out near IIP;
t. ,li of Broughton rnr.et. fnmp teatl-
Sel tnat Hari ran a short distance down
A>t orn street after firing the
r*. * and other* that he first
n few feet and then re
* 1 and fited the shot. The confusion
’ tit testimony did not help the Jurymen
* . rive ut n clear opinion as to who was
Policeman therlisn'i Story.
E Important witness for several rea
*4e He was not only on the Immediate
*•- • of the crime, but had leen ottiled
g. by Hurt to arrest Shea liefore the
42.. ally had pro-e.ded to Us fatal ler*
E dlon. On being sworn Officer Shee-
In said: "At 8:30 p. m , as I was on
fci on Broughton street, going towards
lei .urn. 1 got In fiotu of Mr. Carson's
tat.c. Mr. Hart was ..landing outalaks
an spoke to me a-s usual. Just ut that
St Mr. Shea came from the west to
> e we wa re. He asked Mr. Hart
* he had to say about httn;
Kithing he had to say. to say It to hi*
She* said. 'Didn't you make some
Sn. iks that you would be ready for me
*4v time.' Hart said that he didn't
anything to him. but what ho would
V n .w. that he was ready for him at
gy ' ms All the time Shea had his right
kb I in his pantaloons' front pocket Hart
Sri n petie'i or somdliing In hit* hand.
W - (>ped It in ills coat pocket He put
htii hands up in front of his coat. They
W not eeern to have any trouble
tail Shea called him a cur. Then Hart
Me-I him a yellow one.’ Bhea was fore.
M h moll on httn l got hold of Shea
hi up him away They were quiet then
tai Bart told me to arreet him. As Shea
K< an officer 1 said we’d make a do ke:
“** of it. They were standing apart and
ls * st thing 1 knew Shea pulled a pls
k ov of his pocket and before I had
" stop him. he fired. Two stwvs
•*r ! red. Hart was about a yard or
ko >o the east of me. Shea was
1 :he west of me. 1 was keeping him
•' (tom Hart when the shots were
■ 1..1 got hold of Shea to take the
it of his hand. 1 looked to see
w is killed, and saw Ifart runn og
*' I turning the corner of Brough
** •> Vtieroorn. and running as hard
8 : aid I was getting the pistol out
; hand at tbs time. He was not
to give It to me. As I was thk
■ it of his hand I felt him stagger
iii toward the sidewalk. I
"I he was shot then.
1 ran and got Hart
*** • plKtola I then arml for the fast
I **- and the ambulance. Officer* Dyer
“P and wanted to take charge of
! told Mm to take charge of Shew,
would send Hart In myself. I sent
* ri ind came hack to where Shea
was In Canton's stables dead.
i ' N > > i know who fired those two
‘ the witness was asked.
1 is Shea tire on*- I am not sure
i hoth or not” he rgpd.ed. "to
' of my knowledge and belief Shea
first shot, I had no Plea Hart
l at all unMV 1 saw Shea stagger
*" pure that tt was Shea fired both
• ring a question the wit nee said
jj l " ad asked me to arrest Shea I
do so because they were friends
' i ■ a iitmrs. and It is frequent to pass
ols in Jokes I told him Shea was
*'" r nml w e woukl make a docket
Monied Sties Arrested.
P- I>eacey tratified that he was
, ’' ~ Carson's stable and saw Hart or
-1 ■ 'han to arrest Shea "He fully
‘ Mr, Sheehan to arrest Mr. Shea
r ” iald the witness "The nffi
' Aftei that I hettr.l Mr
’ " r Hart did he mean what he
’ ‘Oil „ r „ r ThPn Mr faldi
man lhatr Then again h<- says,
,'L ’ r ' all)’ m<am It?’ At the same
made a pull away from tho offi
, : * r \ x,r . Hart shot Mr Shea some-
■ about the body. After Mr. Shea
> „ * ■ ' 'fie officer still had a hold of
' ’ti Mr. Shea fired. I was about four
’* • the first stable doot. J
e that Mr Hart firei) the first
I’t know which drew fires. Shea
dropping from the offi
■ t.m m * Br,r * "** buifibK away from
M- i ‘ r *° *• *' Mr. Hart at the time
i-steiie I'aimor being sworn said:
”1 saw three gentlemen about t X) p m
I wa* leaning out of tny window on A her.
com and Broughton streets I didn't
know any but Mr. Hart. 1 was I ©king
for my little boy to come In frotn wotk
Just as fie got opposite those thre.- gentle,
men there was a pistol fired and perhaps
a half minute later there was another
one tired. 1 saw a policeman holding up a
gentleman 1 didn't know who he was. 1
saw Mr. Hart When he shot. Aio I saw
the gentleman shoot at Mr Hart first.
Mr. Hart stepped right backward* lna.de
the stables, anJ 1 don't know any n* re
Itlchard Daws-vn. Mrs. Talmer's son.
testified that as he was coming home on
his bicycle, on arriving at Carson's sta
ble. h. saw the iKikveman have hold of
a man and saw the mou fir. a iiot at
Mr. Hart. Mr. Hart darted around the
corner, went a few feet, turtle,! and came
ba-it and fired at the man who had fire,!
at him Hart only want ten or twelve
st.pa before he turned back The boy
wn? very positive in hi* testimony. He
had on a Postal Telegraph messenger uni
form and said that he was lb years of
James Stewart, a negro driver ot Car
sen's stable, 1* likely to prow ,m Import
ant witness at the trial Stewart said
that he was sitting Inside the stable when
fie heard loud talking outside He heard
someone say, “Arrest tht* man." so he
got up and went to the door. Home word*
passed about Hart having Shea on the
(k-eket. Then Hart cursed Shea for a
' damned cur.” Shea started toward Hart,
and Poll eman Sheehan shoved him back
"Mr Shea raid. 'lf you soy that g tin
I B fireak your neck Then Mr Shea
started towards him and Mr Hart ran
backwards. He ran backwards and out
Into the middle of the street Then the
officers started towards Mr. Shei again,
ittal Mr. Shew ran oround him and ran
fit* hand iM-ibisl his Iwick and the pistol
fi'ed. Mr Hart fired the pistol This
eas the first shot fired. When Mr. Hart
fired lie ran around the comer of the
stables. Mr. Shea fired at him as ho was
running around the corner.
Mr. Hart ran around the comer and
came back Mr. Sheehan was holding Mr
Shea When he ttirned him loose he fell
on hi* face Mr Hart was at the street
ear track, and Mr. Shea at the sidewalk
when the first shot was fired. There was
nhout two seconds between tho two
Irvin Wilkins said: "I was walking up
Broughton street with Officer Dyer about
8:30 p. m There were three men on the
corner of Abercorn and Broughton. We
got about twenty-five feet past them and
1 heard one man call the other a cur 1
turned to Dyer and 1 said 'Ain't that
Shea'" He soy*. ’Yes ' Offl.er Sheehan
was there. This young man told officer
Sheehan to arrest Shea or put him on
the docket. Shea says: 'Arrest me for
whatT The same time this
young man called Shea a
or, and stepping back, still railing
Shea a yellow cur. As he iteppad tm k.
about six paces, he pulled out his pistol
aml tired. He rushed past Shea. Shea
wheeled and fired at him
"The young man used the word 'cur'
first. Mr. Shea mu advancing toward
Hart when the first shot wa* fired. He
had no weapon In his hand, that l could
see. Hart was stepping hack and Shea
was going toward Hart."
Policeman C. W. Dyer, who was with
Wilkins, testified somewhat to the same
rffect. They had passnl the parties at
Carson's stable about five or six fa t. he
said, when he heard Hart ca l Shea a cur.
and then saw Hart step back ami fire.
Shea wheeled to his right as Hari ran past
him and fired. He a* wobbling in the
officer* arms a* he fired. The witness ran
after Hart, who seemed frightened and
said. "He's going to shoot me; let me go."
He took Hart’s gun from him and pieced
him under arrest. Then Officer Si.e- han
came In and took charge of both prisoner
ami plsto: Dyer seemed to feel aggrieved
that Sheehan had taken hts prisoner away
from him ami that he did not seem dis
posed to accept of his assistance and
made thl* pretty plain in hi* testimony.
A. S. Clark testified as follows: "About
8.3 b p m., 1 stood half way between Mr.
Gikleaa place and the livery stable, when
1 heard the first shot by Mr. Hart. He
was about ten feel from the curb. The
officer with the blue suit on stood between
them, close to the man that was shot.
The next shot was fired by the man on
the sidewalk—the dead man. As he shot,
the officer put hla arms around him. At
once he let go. going into the stable,
where Mr. Dyer had Mr. Hart by the
arm. Th officer In uniform say*: 'Don’t
shoot.' As he said that, he walked Into
the stable, and the man outside fell over
on tha curb. A* he fell over I was
there, A man handed me a
Jack-knife, t cut his shirt open and rais
ed hla head. I helped carry the man tn
the barn. I think he gasped twice while
In the barn. When he was pronounced
dead I went out. He did not live over
J. M Millen came In after the evidence
had been closed and was allowed to tes
tify. though some of the Jurymen were
disposed to be suspicious of his testimony.
"My friend. Eddie Milea. ami I were
coming up the southside of Broughton
street, coming east, to-night, when we
heard a tilstol shot. We were on the op
pcsite corner, diagonally, from the stable
We ttirned Just in time to see the fire
from Itetecttve Shea * pistol. 1 looked and
saw Mr. Hart run around the corner go
ing north of Broughton on Abercorn.
Hart was standing on the sidewalk, about
three feet from the corner, when 1 first
saw him He turned around and fired at
Mr Slue. It was not over four second*
after Mr. Shea lire.!, when Mr Hart fired
1 know Hart when I aee him I know
Detective Shea personally. Policeman
Sheehan was standing nearhy. Shea was
facing Mr. Hare and coming towards
This concluded the evidence, snd to the
Jury, after an explanation of the law by
Coroner Goette. was left the difficult Job
of solving the puxzle. The Jurymen spent
some time tn discussing the evidence and
were all agreed that it was practically im
possible to base fair Judgment of the
homicide upon the evidence submitted to
them The only thing clear was that a
homicide had been committed and that
the evidence was not sufficient to show
that the killing was Justifiable. Thev ac
cordingly agreed upon n verdict
of vo.untary manslaughter. know
ing full well that the matter
would be allied iaur by the grand
Jurv. It was 2 a. m. when the Jurymen
signed up the verdict and were dismissed
with thank* by Coroner Ooette.
The woman in the case, Lttxle John-on,
was released by direction of the eirener
before the Inquest hod been concluded. It
developed that she knew nothing of the
Immediate antecedents of th< tragi or
currence. anti that r.o good couid follow
her further detention.
Fnneral Hill Be Tomorrow.
While the body of tha dead officer lay in
Parson s livery stable, whither It had
becn'carrled a few minutes after the hom
icide. the father and brother of Detec
tive Shea reached his side. It was a pa
thetic scene, when the aged father with
brimming eye*, gaxed Into the lifeless
eye* of the hoy he had seen In the full
possession of every family but a few
short hour* before. Then he had been
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strong and hopetul. filled with high ani
mal spirits; a few hours bad passed and
he was cold in death.
The funeral will take piece from the
father's residence, 21 East Broad street,
to-morrow afternoon. Tho circumstance*
under which death came to Detective
Shea, with the t>ersonal popularity which
was his, will serve doubtless to make h’s
fmerai very largely attended.
DEBATE AT TALLAHASSEE.
Society’* Annual Meeting Other
Tallahassee. Fla . Nov. lrt "Resolved
that the negroes should be colonized.'' was
the question discussed at the lu and meet
ing of the Platonic Debating Society, of
the Stale Seminary. W. Munroe Mclntosh
and W. B. Crawford arguing for the af
firmative and \V. p. Byrd and B. A
Megtnneaa for the negaitve. The decision
of the Judges w* in favor of the affirma
tive and In the .rregular debate the
affirmative altm carried.
The question for debate next time Is.
“Resolved that Lee wee a greater sol
dier than Jackson
The committee of the Society <n tha
Anniversary i>ebste made the following
report: That an annlversasry delate be
held hy the socley on Dec 17 at Munro ■
Opera House; that the question for dis
cussion stmil be: ‘ Resolved, That there
should be *n educational qualification for
voter* In the Fnltcl State*;" that W. B.
Crawford and A. Emmett Wilaon shall
have the affirmative and W. Munroe Mc-
Intosh and Francis B. IVlnthrop the nega
The following gentlemen were ele tel
a* honorary member* of the society: Wil
liam D. Bkixhnm. William P Jennin*#.
James P. Taliaferro and William Jen
Forty-one of the forty-five counties In
Florida give the following vote for Gov
ernor. Junnlnge. Democrat. 24.8>i. Mar
farlane. Hep. &.UU Morion. Pop 537 Mr
Jennings leads the remainder of the state
ticket by more than I.uOD votee
The local union Carpenters' end Join
ers of Tampa, wa* incorporated to-dey by
letters latent from the Secretary of State.
The capital stock ls 25<kh. and the union
will buy and sell real and personal prop
erty, erect buddings, and make other lro
Gov. Hioxham to-day appointed Hon J
Walter Kehoe of Marianna to be slat"
attorney for the First Judicial Circuit,
vice John H. McKlnne. deceased.
The fall term of the Leon County Cir
cuit Court will convene here next Mon
day with six criminal and one civil case
on the docket.
Rev W C Collins of the Florida M. E.
Conference died suddenly at Salem. Gads
den county, on Sunday.
The ceremony of unveiling the monu
ment erected to the late fl. A. Megtnnus.
by the Woodmen of the World, was large
ly attended at the city cemetery Sunday
afternoon. A number of addresses were
delivered and Miss Bessie Saxon unveiled
RIGHTS fiF INTER-PLEADER.
Sustained by the t nlled State* Court
In Important Cnee.
Bt. lands, Nov. 19—A decision of the
first Importance to live stock commission
firms and cattlemen generally was hand
ed down by the I'nlted States Ctr uit
Court of Appeals In the case of Evans.
Snyder. Buell & Cos. vs. W. P. McFadden
et al. A large |r cont. of the cat tin
business carried on in the Southwest l*
done by money loaned to cattlemen by
commission firms in St. Louts, Kansas
City and Chicago, which Is secur'd Dy
mortgages upon like stock purch tsed.
The deHsion sets forth clearly the rights
of the mortgagor in transactions of this
kind a* compared with owner* of old
claim* or Judgment* against the mort
The record In the case shows that In
June. Iran, the Evans-Bnyder Buell Com
pany advanced John R. Blocker of Bex4r
county. Texa. tian.ooo and took two deeds
of trust, covering >'• 775 head of cattle In
pasture near Muskogee, J. T. In June,
l9d. William McFadden & B:n commenc
ed suit by attachment against Blocker
for Judgment for $55,875, w hich the atta fl
ing creditor*hodre -overed ag ilnet B:o ker
In Jefferson county. Tex.. In May US7.
In July 18k* the Evans-Snyder Buell Com
pany gave bond as Inter-pleader for $150,-
o and retained possession of the cattle.
In January 1897. Judgment by default was
rendered against 810 ker. Subsequently
Ih“ i?*uc arising on the inter-piea was
twice tried and resulted In each case in
a verdict In favor of the inter-pieader
which Judgment* were, however, reversed
on appeal by the Indian Territory appel
late court The majority decision by
Judge Tayer* says:
' We prefer io rest our decision on the
ground that the act of Congress operated
to validate the Inter-pleader* mot Luge."
Ptßi.lt SCllOlll.fi CLOSED.
Death of Mrs. t iara Lyoa. a ropalar
\\ n rro Teatclarr.
Waycross, Oa.. Nov. 19.—The public
school is closed io-‘iay on account of the
memory of Mrs Clara whoa*
death occurred last night at 10 o clock
She wa* teacher of the third grade, an I
bail been connected with the school* for
Mr*. Lyon had suffered from a severe
attack of fever for several weeks, but
her condition seemed to be so
much Improved that hope wa*
of her recovery was entertained, but yes
terdav morning ahe suddenly took a turn
for the worse and coo timed to per
weaker, until the end came at 10 last
n, K h '-
Mr*. Lyon leaves four beautiful and ac
complished daughters, among the most
popular young ladle* in our city, o
mourn her death. They are Mm* ClatM,
Bessie. Virginia and Mary.
The remain* were taken to Albany this
morning for Inietnvnt
Rev J M Glenn returned Saturday
night from Downing, where lie preached
the previous night and received twenty
two members Into the church. Their mem-
Ursbtp will be plaoed wllb Trinity
CLurch hers until worn., arrangement Is
mad# for lh# future of the n*w church.
H. B Pitman and T M W#*iberry hav#
formed i>arin#r*lilp for the manufacture
of tar at flobokon. The business will be
managed by Mr. P.intan
Senator Lemuel Johnson r.turn<-<1 to
Atlanta las: night, after spending a day
or two pleasantly at home
Hon Jno, W. Bennett left vlt the
Southern Railway last night for A'lanu,
where he urgue* some cases before the
Supremo Court this week
1! HECK OF LLEV ATED TRAIN.
Hrar-End Collision In \A lilch Several
Chicago, Nov. 1# -Running si full speed
uncontrolled by air br.ike. a north-bound
local Iraln of rhe Northwestern Elevated
road crashed into the rear end of a crowd
ed express train al the Chicago Avenue
Elevated Station to-ntght Five persona
were Injured ami many .drier, were
knocked down and covered with g as-.
The injured: AS' II lla.irt. cut by glass;
Otto Llpperl. badly cut about head; Mrs
Andrew Rohan, shoulder dislocated;
Frank Spellman, cut by glass; A H.
AA'eher. bully cut about head.
Joseph Siller, moorman on the local
tram, attributed the accident to his In
ability to operate the air-brakes.
Well-Known Preacher Dead.
Huntington, Ind.. Nov. 19— Rev. James
Detgbtoo. once a noted London preacher,
recently found wandering about Hunting
lon suffering from mental Infirmity, died
at hi* home here to-night. He waa bom
at AVork.nghum. England, in 1834. and be
gan preaching ot the age of 20. Coming
lo America in 1883. he had been actively
engaged tn the Presbyterian ministry in
Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.
Charge* Are I'referred.
New York. Nov 19—The Board of Po
lice CommhtsUgicr* has ordered chargee
preferred against Inspector Adam A
Cross and Capt. John B. Herllhy. In*
sperfior Crosa will be compelled to meet
the charge* of neglect of duty In that
he permitted precincts within hi* district
hi reek with vice, and the further charge
of conducx unbecoming an officer Ompt.
Herllhy 1* accused of conduct tinbo-om
ing on officer and of neglecting to enforce
the law In hi* precinct.
ONE OF NAT! HE’S GENTLEMEN.
AA ho However Was Not Appreciated
by Ihe Honan of His Choice.
From Forest and Stream.
Bill was Hogarth's eldest son A m I
have had occasion to remark before. h<
was a big, red-haired, red-bearded giant,
alow of speech and bashful to a painful
degree. He was a simple child of nature
—a big. overgrown boy—the kind of ft mar.
that never grow* old. Sooner waa the
same kind of a dog.
Bill’s g# was anywhere from 39 to 35
No one seemed to be very well posted on
this subject. OH Hogarth’s Information
was rather vague and indefinite.
"Don’t know." said he. "Jeat how old
Bill I*. Hf's somewhar 'round 30 more ot
leas. Can't say which Y’ see, they was
one or two what come afore him an' died
An' they come ao fast In them days,
me an' the old woman sort o’ lost track
cn ’em. an' never could sadly place Bill,
nohow. Can’t eer a* how it make* much
dlffrunce, ’cause he won't live no longer
“Bill." said I. "you ought to get mar
r ed and have a homo of your own. Have
you never thought about It*"
Hill blushed like a school hoy.
"Onot I did.” he replied, grinning sheep
ishly. "I got *ll I wanted that ooct. an
I reck'n me an' no gal ain't goln' to Jtne
hands right away tn a hurry. A* dad sex
■Wlmmln'* queer ' He’s bln married a
long time, an' had a hull lot o’ kid* *n
apertenee, an' ef h# ain't fmllver with
their trail by thl* time taln’t likely 1 sh'd
know much 'bout the blxnes* ’Tnln’t my
line, nohow, matryln’ ain’t. I only tried
otict. an’ that wa* tnoren nuff term#
"f *e* to myaelf. a* you was Jest say
•• Bill,’ sex J, ’hit’s Isout time you was
a hitchln' UP wlih some gal an’ giitln'
married.' sex 1.
’’ 'Twas In the spring o' the year, when
a feller gits klrd o’ restless like, an - I'd
bln doin' some biggin' tn the winter, an
had a leetle money saved up—mebbe SBO
or $79 —so I thought ’twa* a* good a time’s
any fer huntin' up a gal. as they wa* no
tellln’ how long my pile would last, an
I hitched up an' druv to Peshtlgo
"They wa* a hull lot o’ lugger* In
Peshtlgo, sp*ndln‘ their money an' gb
tln' drunk an raisin' the devil gen r'ly
I put up at a hotel an’ begun lookin’
round fer a likely gal to sot up to B#e.
tn's ’ I wa* a-courtln'. I thought I’d
put on a leetle style, so I bought a bran
new pair o’ shoes an’ a pair o’ red nck*
My! but them sock* wa* red—redd rn
mv hair, b'gosh, an that's some re)
••Wall, 'twarn't till next day I 'spied
the gal. I went Into a eatln' houae to git
some grub, an' thar I seed her She wa<
waitin' on the men wha’ was eatln'. in’
a-aasstn ’of ’em plenty. She had the red
dest hair I ever seed, t arrin' my own,
an' was freckled as * turkey ** She
wa* a right smart *l*# fer a gal. an' ba t
a deep voice I sot over in a corner op'
watched her. waitin' fer th# men to Jit
out. so's I could have a clear tra I 1*
work on. While I wa* siltin' thar s-walt
ln' an’ a-wonderln’ how to begin my
courtin’, them new shoe* begun hurlin’
on' burntn’ like fire I stood tt ’* 'on*
’s J could, an' then I Jest naterly pul ed
'em oft an’ sot thar with them red ao ka
more’n loomin’ up They certainly was
red. an no mistake
"Btmbey most of the men left, an the
ones what stayed wa* toodiunk to notice
much, an' the ga! come over to me.
" 'Waal.' *** *h#. sort o' snappy like
"Think I. TU have t' *y somethin'
perlite.' so I up an’ ***• ’That * puny
hair o’ yourn.’ *e* I.
•’ -None o' yer Up,' *e* she. 'or I’ll have
you thrown out People what llvosi in
glass house* shouldn't throw no stone*.'
•••I ain’t fhrowtn' no stone.' sea I; ’I
meant what 1 said, an' I reck’n I orter b*
a good ledge, 'cause my own hair is son
•• 'Go tone,' aez ahe; ‘ef y’ grant *one
grub say *o or else git out, J ain’t get
no time for fooUn
"Not kratwln' ehal t’ *a\, l *e*. 'Give
me cine grub an I she wnt srter the
’• She's rot ■ tt,' think* I. 'But sper.t
•* all Ibtht Bed’* old woman’* gut a
heap o' the same irti. kle an d*d’> man
age.) t' git on fomehow I gue-. she'll
do Jt—t then -he come tack fib sot
tit vrub down wi’h !<an*. an' a aited
• 100 - * talk ’ e* I
" ’ ’Bout tot sea she.
"•’Bout gittln’ ntarrltd.’ aez 1. not
know Inc els ! *'
" *\A lat y glvin' it*?’ ez she rit
ever sake- what do y’ mean, anyway*'
"'1 mean what 1 *e I. Lets
talk I-'Ui me t> >xd '"'■ mmrrtdrt.’
.. -f|rt 'long.* ?#x she ’You've been
drlnktn' sex *h# . _
" I ain't outlier.' sex I I mean every
dent word I -ay.'
" 'Youit vrazy. then,' *<** *he. laffin' at
•• ‘No mor< n you h*.’ I. rm*
r tip. I jo*t r.mrriy Iwte #o twt Uff*d
at . . ~t ,
** ‘YtMj’ro a qvier tin. w** *nv.
what r*vi *** hr. &o*\n' nt my
fiMpi ‘Th<*v t reAltVr’n ytr hair. B*
yer cHHirtln* wvkiT
*' 'Bku#A on' " m 1. f#ltn pnrty rhwip.
’I plum fora.fi my shoe* was off.' an' I
tried to pull them new ehoe* on. but I'll
be cussed ef they'd *o on They'd shrunk
up or my feet had growed Mg*er. I nev
er could tell which, 'cause 1 ain't trlt.l t
git 'em on since Anyhow. I .-ouldn't no
more'n git my big toe iradd# 'em, an' she
?,vl thar. laffin nevre on' more
" 'Dcrn the shoe* sex I. giitln Filed
The qoewohln I*. will ymi marry ine. r#.l
*vk> an' ail?'
” AVha; >■' want to marry me fer?’ *#x
" • ’Caut*' I com# b< re to find a woman,'
>e* i. -an' you're her Amt cause you've
got * peril an' are targe, an' 'cause you've
got ee. h rid hair, like mine.' sex I, thtnk
ln' 1 had her fer kieiw.
" ’You'll! guyin' me.' ex she. an' be
fori I could *.iy I warn't. she up with a
big dish of boiled cabbage an' squashed
It over my bead *?> hard that the dish
broke Alt' then h ran out the room,
luffin' fit to kill
"I dug tne cabbage out of my hatr. an
picked up my shoes, an’ w#n out an
hitched up an' druv hum I sorter laid
it lo them red sock*, but 1 sin t hanker
ed -irter no wtinmtn since- Guess I'll git
’long nil right by my lonesome Dad*
right AVimmtn'e queer
“Guess we might's well turn In, ef we
want git tip early In tho mornin'. Hope
I mn't talked too much "
"Not enough. Bill." 1 made answer
"But It's getting late, so we might ws well
rail It a day. Good-nigl*. amt don't for
get to cal! me early.” And then wo turn
Dear old wimple-minded Hill. I envied
him many thing*, but most of all his
honest simplicity, and hi* contented mind
Bill was a gentleman. The very best of
them all—one of nature's gentlemen.
TOWN HALL IN THE <ll.ll DAY*.
ll< fore Hnaehali t ome In II I'aeri to
he Played un Ihe Town 4 nntmnnt
In the AVcst.
From Ihe Chicago Tribune.
"Except In the larger cities, base'ail
was not played much out AVeat until near
Ihe '7O s." said a man who was a hoy In
ihe 'to'*. “But the gam# In what was
then known as the AVixtt. or the border,
was one 1 have never seen In the East,
and I have never heard of It for fatty
v. at- AAV railed It town hall It waa
usually played on Ihe s-hool ground* by
the boys. The numlier was never llm
tte.l. As long a* tho side* were equal
that was sufficient. I have eeni It play
ed by thirty on each side, and aometlmas
by more. The Ida and outa wer# chosen
by two captain*. aeie< led by general roe
sent. and they were usually regarded a*
good players. A wagon spoke, always re
garded as the beat bat. where It could b*
obtained, was atlHied >•, Hie cai>Ldn* In
(tie following manner: One woukl pitch
It to the other, who caught it as near the
lower end o possible. Then the captain
who pttcb.-IMI placed his hand ibevs that
of the holder; lit# bolder |>U‘-ed hi* haisl
above the pitcher's hand, and rue n M
lowed up In like manner alternating
Hands, until the man who had the D-t
hold of the spoke threw It over his houl
ik-r. Thl* was necessary In order to show
the players that the thrower bad 'fair
"The thrower of the spoke was captain
of the Ina. snd proceeded to select hi#
pis vara from the crowd. Tit* first man se
lected was pitcher. The second selected
. the captains of the outs was etteher.
players were then selected altern it—
unlit as many a* desired were <al.<d
fuere was no umpire. The man at the
hat had three atrlkew unless he wss
'caught out' before. Ha could tun on any
"There were four basrw. and each laid
to he dear when mark- by a player If
ihe mar. at the bat failed to make a hit
and was not caught out he stood aside
and the next player was called. Any play
er who betted Ihe ball suen a dtslanr#
that It eouki not tie thrown In town/
so that the man on the first base could
make the other three wiihout stopping,
brought in by batting the tost player who
had been "caught out,* or who had failed
to strike a ifilH.
• The outs, or men in the couotry. were
always on the alert, of course, to get lo
town.' and that. I think, was the origin
of the name of the game Tne hall used
was generally ctoeely-wound yarn
sphere, sometimes covered wllb teathrr
These balls were generally wound by the
Kiri* of the town who took Interest In h*
game Each ride would often heve its
awn ball, and a boat ball.' if it had been
presented hy a village meld, wa* rravskl
er3 but look for the wide that tost It
Tne solid India rubber ball was not much
known In thooe day* in the West
"I have seen this game of town ball
hotly contested by the beat men In th*
town who usually capve out on Saturdays
to take a hand, and I have known a school
teacher to be late ringing the bell by rea
son of hie Interest in ihe geme. When
the le>fi player of the In* was out. the
men In the country came to town with
whoop and yell, and so evenly balanced
In sk.ll were the players that one tide
hod nearly an equal show wlih th* other
at the bat.
"Out of town ball came wha* wss known
in lha country awlwo-cornered snd three
cornered cat. The former was played hy
four, th# letter by wlx perwons Two-cor
nered cat had two men at the bat. about
forty feet apart, with pitcher and catcher
behind, and these pitched and caught al
ternately. of course. After three strike'
unlews ’caught.’ the hatter yielded to th*
man behind. Th* run wa* from base
tv baa# ami If a hall jassed In front of
th* runner before he made his haw* he
“Three-cornered cat was played In >he
same manner, only there was one mne#
bate and two more pin yer*. the mtddl#
player end the base being equidistant
ftom those at the end-- and about fifteen
feet to the right or left of the main line.
I have never seen any of three game in
the Eeni "
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stock raiser* of Cedar Rapid*. lowa, have
organized a movement for the purpose of
giving a great stock and manufacturing
exposition each year.
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at 39 cls -
Dress Goods Worth 75- Gts.
Reversibie Skirtings worth
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at 15 cts ‘
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