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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 10, 1895
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RUB A oum THRIE ALL USING SANTA GLAUS SOAR MILLIONS DOTHE3AMB. Sold everywhere. Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBAINK COMPANY, CHICAGO.. UMWMUHi [CONTISCKD.l MIHUTES °r THREE. STORY N'YM CTtlNKLE. [Copyright, 1305, by Btichellcr, Johnson & Bacti- dier. ! CHAPTER V. The day of the trial arrived in May. Daryl tind I had arranged our plan carefully. Wo were to let tho prosecution sail along with only a perfunctory show of objections and tho most careless of cross-examinations and wait for Mrs. Prinevcau to get on tho stand. Daryl kept out of court, and the state had everything Its own way. Tho killing wns.-shown, the post-mortem gone over and tho bullet and pistol shown •nd'iclcntifled, and tho ownership established. I let each witness go by without an attempt to confuse or Invalidate his testimony, and only cross- examined the girl, Rosy, in accordance with Daryl's suggestion. "One moment, Miss Kenny," I said, OS she was leaving tho stand. "You have testified that Mrs. Prinovcau alone assisted Mr. Prinoveau to dress lor tho ride?" Rosy—"Yes, sir; she always helped him to dress." "When you came into tho room was ho completely dressed?" "No, sir; ho had his waistcoat on, but not his coat, and he was going into his own room to got it." "And Mrs. Prinoveau called after Mm to hurry, aa it was eight minutes of three?" "Yes, sir." "Now, Miss Kenny, try and recall if (Mrs. Prinoveau did not say anything else before they left tho house?" "O, yes, sir. She called back to mo on tho stairs and told mo to keep her door locked, as there were strange men working on tho roof." "What were they doing there?" "Ffcdn' tho tin." "How many of them?" "Two or throe, I guess." "That will do. Miss Kenny." - transparently •puerile and nude of mark was all this to John Greve »t he came to mo at r<*ess and in his largo patronizing way said, as he laid liia hand on my shoulder: "Harry, my dear fellow, you 11 have to get up some steam and make a show of earning your retainer. By Jove, I {recommended you!" Daryl on tho other hand was in the best of humor when wo met in my study. "Capital, capital," said he. "Couldn't ibe better. Tho two or three men on the roof is a surprise. Tho evening papers are playing into our hands beautifully. "One of them says: 'The counsel lor tho defense had to be waked up at Intervals and asked to say a few words and then went to sleep again.' That's ft godsend. If Mrs. Prineveau is not lulled into a profound sense of security Tjy this time then I'm an Injin. Keep your eye on her when I come into court and sit down by your side." Tho next day, after a good deal of . medical testimony about tho aorta and 'bnlllet wounds, all of which I let go without a word, Mrs. Princvoau was called. It was rather late in the afternoon. Sho came forward richly but plainly dressed, looked every inch, a dignified but sorrowful widow and won everybody's sympathy at once. When she had seated h-p.rself in the witness box with calm and prepossessing candor, John Daryl came in through the crowd and sat down at my side.. I was watching her closely, and saw plainly enough the muscles of her mouth twitch and her glance turn involuntarily toward John Grevo for reassurance. But neither John Grevo nor anybody else but myself saw anything. . """ ler testimony, given in a clear, di- lot manner and with the low, soft convincing tones of a lady, was merely corroborative of what we already knew. Sho was curried over tho facts and restated them. \Then the e,xam.ination, without a •ingle exception on my part, had /been concluded, I began the cross-examination. . . . ...... "Madame," I said, "it is in evidence : that there was no clock in your dress- i -t-iag room ,and that when you had put Mr. Prineveon's vest unon him and he had gone into his room, you called after him and asked him to hurry as it was eight minutes of three. Will you kindly tell the jury how you knew at that moment the exact tirnu?" The full import of this question, very rapidly put, came upon her all at once. According to Daryl's theory she had looked at the silver watch before putting it into Mr. Prineveau's vest pocket, and this was tho first intimation she had received that we were in full cry after the watch. There was a dead silence in the courtroom, caused by the curiosity of the listeners to find out what this question had to do with the murder. I saw her hand tighten on the rail in front of her and her eyes dart from Daryl to me with a quick gleam of alarm. It was a critical moment for her, and she and the two men in front of her alone knew it. Then, to ray astonishment and chagrin, she seemed to recover herself, and with the same placid and candid voice as before she said: "The clock on the church tower of St. Mary's is visible from my window, and I saw tho time on that. It was eight minutes of three." "Adjourn the cross-examination," whispered Daryl, hoarsely, tome. "Your honor," I said, "it is now ft* teen minutes of tho hour of adjourn* ment, and tho witness is fatigued. I ask you to lot the further cross-examination of the witness go over till morning." I heard tho suppressed laugh that went round tho counsel table and waa echoed by tho listeners in the courtroom. Uut th o adjournment was taken, and tho moment I got Daryl alone, I said: ''Well, you sec your theory didn't work. What arc we going to do now?" To my surprise Daryl betrayed something like excitement. "I told you," he said, "thatshe was a smart woman. But I'll beat her now or hang myself. Go to your rooms and leave orders so that I can see you any time before daybreak to-morrow. I'll bo back there, sure." "What are you going to do?" "Find those men that were working on the roof." And with that he darted ofl, and had a sickly kind of feeling that if he kept his word ho would hang himself About three o'clock tho next morning he woke me up with an outrageous ringing of tho door gong. I slipped on my dressing gown, rubbed a wet towel •over my head and face and went down. Bis long legs were stretched out in the study. "Now, look here," he began, at once. "Let me give you this as straight and briefly as possible. That woman never possible to sec it rrom your no-use ou that day?" She was taken unawares and repeated after me: "Impossible?" "Yes," I said, "impossible. There was a lar^e stationary banner stretched on St, Patrick's day between your house and the church tower." She showed some signs of distress and half turned towards her counsel. Ue was on' his feet in a moment. "Your honor," he said, "while J am perfectly willing to allow every latitude to my learned young friend in this interesting 1 diversion, I submit that the time of this court cannot be taken up kltogether with mutters that arc obviously irrelevant. The witness mny have seen the time by a watch or computed it by the sun." This was my chance. The witness did see the time on a watch. I said: "But she will not acknowledge it. I now ask you, madame: Did you not see that it was eight minutes of three by a watch?" Daryl had come in now and his big cavernous eyes were fixed on her. She hesitated a moment and then said: "Imav have done so; I do not remember." "Do you mean to say that you fixed the time'to a minute and do not remember how 3 r ou did it?" "I do not remember." "Then why did you swear yesterday that you fixed it by the church clock?" "I have been in the habit of so doing when in my room." "But now you say yon may have done it by a watch." "I may have." "What watch?" "I—I cannpt say." I heard Daryl whisper at this moment, hard and fast now: "Don't let her think." "Was it a silver watch made by Bringdat Frcre, Geneva?" ' t\. look of weariness shot across hex face. Her lids came down a little tremulously. She made a movement, very slight, of distress. John Grove jumped to his feet to protest, and some one gave her a glass of water. 'The counsel is simply wearing out the witness," said Grove, "with incomprehensible questions. On behalf of the lady, who is distressed and ill, I protest." "And on behalf of justice," 1 replied, I ask the jury to'observe that the rucstions about a watch distress both witness and counsel. "Madame, was it not your husband's silver watch by which you saw the time when you put it in his waistcoat pocket, ;o be worn over that spot where the bullet hole was made?" Hero the prosecuting attorneys were all on their feet, of course, shouting exceptions. But I kept my eye on the witness. I knew that there was a pro- at eight minutes of three it tired oil a fulminating cap aod drove the silver- plated bullet in the,- beck with sufficient force to bed itself for half aa inch in a soft piece of wood, for we saw it tried in Superintendent Cymes' of- lice. [T!'.K EX1), | "HIS FATE LIES IX THE AXSWEItS THIS 'WITNESS. 1 ' "THAT WOMAS NEVER SAW THE CLOCK," saw the church clock that day, for it was impossible. She deliberately lied, and that lie is her doom. "Between her house and the church tower, •which is on Twenty-second street, there is on the other side of Twenty-second street, nearest to her house, a building called Hibernia halL There are Uvo pol.es .on either end of its cornice, and on the 17th of March; which is St. Patrick's day, there was a big banner stretched between them,and nobody in Mrs. Prinevean's house could see the church clock. The men on the roof couldnt tell when the dinner hour came, on account of it. IVe pot the two men, and they will swear positively, and so will the man who keeps the hall. Go back to bed; get your rest, and tackle her to-morrow just -where you left oft." When the cow.pt opened John Grevo. •with the privileged sarcasm of an old lawyer, said: "The witness ia yours, counselor. You can now investigate that church clock." This was an unlucky speech. "Madame," I said to Mrs. Priaeveau, "at my learned brother's suggestion •we will go back to the church clock; Now why did you say you saw the time on that church clock when it was im- found sensation in the courtroom. I could feel it against my back like a magnetic wave. But I never took my eyes off the woman. "Your honor," I said, -without turning my head toward the bench, "this is a question of life or death to an innocent man. His fate lies in the answers of this witness. She has deliberately lied in saying that she saw the tune from a church clock; and she did it to conceal something. It will save the state and my learned friends a great deal of futile labor to permit the cross- examination to go on now." "If the counsel will frame his questions to fall within tho evidence there can be no objection," said the judge. "Madame, your husband carried a watch?" Sho bowed her head. "Did ho buy that watch or did you?" "I may have done so. I have made many purchases for him." "Can you produce that watch?" "I suppose so." "Could you identify it if I produced It?" She did not immediately answer this question. I could see that a weird change was coming over her. She was making up her mind that Daryl and 1 knew the whole dire history of her crime, and were merely playing with her. The weary look became more pronounced. Daryl saw this, too, and whispered to me not to forget the waistcoat. "I ask you, could you identify the watch if we produced it?" "Yes, I suppose so." "Could you identify the bullet that fitted into the back of it?" I stood still while the indignant voices of the prosecution rang out. For I saw what was coming. During the wrangle of objections, she toppled over in a dead faint and struck her head on the bar of the box heavily. The one thing that I distinctly heard in the confusion that followed was Daryl's husky whisper: ''Look out now that.she don't k-ill herself before she makes a confession. The jig's up. I'm going over, to tell Mrs. Clarkson." But he didn't go to Mrs. Clarkson's till the next day. He got shunted off quite unexpectedly. As . soon as he learned .that Mrs. Prinevcau had been taken from the courtroom to a neighboring hospital, he went straight to her house and, getting hi by some means/ransacked the whole establishment with one of the central office until he found the watch. It was the most ingenious piece of mechanism I ever saw. If you set it FOOD WASTE IN AMERICA. The Dread, IMeut :in<l Vendibles Allowed to Urc:i.v. There are few households in the land but have a periodical recrudescence of economy in the matter of food supply. A big grocer's or butcher's bill immediately suggests that, there should be some economy practiced "somewhere." The present activity in the field of dietetics should spread valuable knowledge into every kitchen. It is already showing benefits in the matter of nutritious food versus medicine. Housewives do not always realize that they have a prominent part to play in this grave question of the day. the "disposal of garbage." That responsibility lies within the domestic threshold, and to consign the collection of waste to the scavenger is not the limit of her power nor a self-satisfying conclusion. What she consigns does concern her, and this "bete noire" found in every part of the land, a subject fraught with almost insurmountable difficulties to those whose 'business it is to find a healthful and quick disposal of garbage, is far more the business of the housekeeper than she is willing to acknowledge. We must pro back of the garbage can to find the cause. American extravagance is proverbial the world over. We provide with a lavish hand. Unskilled and indifferent help waste accordingly. Expenditure for food in a. large percentage of the middle and lower classes is estimated to take very often three- fourths of the income. Actual consumption and benefit derived from quantity supplied is notably small in the wealthier families. Convincing proof is found in the overflowing garbage can. Luck of robustness among a certain class and the amount of debility afflicting 1 a majority of people prove to investigators a want o£ nutriment to build up the overwrought body, which must endure somehow the strain and stress of American life and climate. The unintelligent methods of poor servants, unskilled in handling food, is one cause of the effect. It is considered their prerogative to waste what does not suit their fancy. "Leavings" which may be the best portions from the mistresses' table are not palatable to their taste, and so good material ia speedily hidden from sight, more is called for, and a haphazard supply to keep Bridget good-natured furnishes her with an abundance to overflow ash-cans, clog pipes, choke traps, fill cesspools, draw vermin and offer culture as a medium fori the ubiquitous microbe. Koxious odors offend nostrils and dangerous effluvia jeopardize health and obstruct sanitary measures. It is just this waste in the world that has been the cause of plagues, pestilences and diseases. It is wasted time, strength, money, happiness, and, too often, life. — Baltimore American. • CASTOR IA for Infants and Children. iHIRTY yoar»' observation of C«»torl» with the patronage •£ millioni of peraoni, permit n« to »peak of it without gpeaatog. It i» unquestionably th» bent remedy for Inf«mt» a»d Chlldrw the world ha« evnr known. It if harmleia. Children Mhe it. It Kivei them health. It will aave their liv«.». In it Mother* h»TO aomethlng -g- abaolutely aafa nod pMu>tlc«jly child'* mediolaa. Cattoria, daitroyn Worm*. Cftitoria nllay» Fcvgrl»hn»«». Caitoria preventi vomiting Soar Curd. Caitoria cure* Dinrrhcpa. maA Wind Colic. Caitoria relieve! Teething Troubloi. Cattoria euro* Constipation and Flatulency. Cttitoria nentralliM the effect* of carbonic acid tr»» or poi»onou» afc. Caatorla doe* not contain morphine, opimn, or other narcotic property, CartorU a»»tmlltttci thn food, regulator tho fctomach and giving hiialthy and natural uleop. Caatoria i* pnt vp in on«»idze bottler only. It i» not told in 'balk. Pop't allow any one to »oll yon anything clue, on tho pica or promiar that it in ''juit a«.good" and "will answer every pnrpojte.^ So* that yon get C-A-S-T-O-R-I-A. •* in The fao-»tniil«> algnatnre of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. THE SUNDAY DINNER. The Woman "with No Servant Can Get It nnil Go to Church. &Sss^sseSSi^^^§f ai1 ^ the mornm s 1 service are two cooirictinfj elements in the mind of the housewife, who would like to go to church with husband and children* only this most important of all tho week's meals could be got up to satisfaction. We add most important because it is most frequently the only midday meal the father takes with his family, and the mother naturally feels that.she wants it to be got up ia the most appetizing manner. We are now thinking of many families who have no domestic. For those who have we need hot think, as they do not require the few hints we shall donate to the woman without help. How to have a good dinner, the best of the whole week, will only require a little more thought and managing the day before to plan its bill of fare. Many, a husband would go to church if his wife and children would go with-him, but would rather stay at home than go alone, sometimes, no doubt, glad for the excuse. And if there be no hurrying or worrying to disturb the tempers of either husband, wife or children, they will go together, as children so proudly walk with papa and mamma. After a little practicing and managing the system will be easy to carry out. Let the bill of fare vary as much as possible each Sunday. To-day beef, potatoes (sweet and white), corn, tomatoes, A New Discovery tie Stokers For more than a horidrcd years the Mount Lebanon Shakers have studied the cultivation of. medical plants and sought to extract from them their heallnj essences. Their lalor has sot been f pent In vain. They have made a discovery that will prove a blessing to mankind. It consists 01 a cordial that causes immediate relief In cases of Indigestion. The Importance of this discovery will be apparent when we realize that nearly nine tenths of all oar sufferings are caused by drs pepsla or Indigestion. Nearly every person you meet has tbto digestive trouble in some of its varied forma—SICK headache, distress alter eating pain and fullness In tha chest after eating, palpitation ot the heart, etc., are but symptoms o£ indigestion. To relieve these offerings has' been the study of the Shaker*, und they have succeed ed. The reason the Shaker Digestive Cord lal ha* such an immediate and salutary effect Is that It caases the f»od eaten to be digested, for It Is the undigested food that canses distress. The cordial causes the food to be digested. Be/ore there is time for It to ferment and soot on the stomach When th« food Is so digested it gives *trcngth and vigor to the feeble body, makes one feel bright and cheerful, and makes onepiin in flesh. Tlia DKestJve Cordial is »o prompt In its action, that the very first dose will, have a perceptibly! favorable result. It gives Immediate relief. In order to pro»« this statement, snull trial bottles placed In the drngglsts 1 hands can be obtained lot ten cents each. Tnls trial bottle will ive a decided beneficial eflect and will' satisfy f any one that the Cordial Is adapted to nig cuse I After a Mai give praise Co th« SnaJrers «f Mount I •''",.'-. cranberries, piclcics, oreau ana ut coffee, tea or cocoa; for dessert pudding or pie. with fruit—apples, oranges, bananas. The rice pudding and pie, as well as cranberries, of course, will be attended to on Saturday. No more thought for them, Before going to church pare potatoes, put them in cold water to stand until you return; turn your tomatoes and corn out of the cans into the cooking- vessels. The teakettle filled before starting for church will furnish hot water for the potatoes, etc. The meat arranged in baking pan and seasoned will also be ready to put into the oven, which, if your fire is properly fixed, will be ia good condition on your return. In one hour and a half your dinner may be ready for your half-famished husband and children. You will sit down and enjoy it more than though you had all-stayed at home and occupied the whole morning in getting it up. Either mutton, pork, veal, beef or chicken will fill the bill. But, as pork or veal require longer cooking, it would be well to leave them for other days. Your beef, requiring for five pounds but one hour and a half, is about the best, and you could not have anything nicer. The second course can be varied each Sunday from rice pudding to tapioca, bread, orange, corn starch and man}' other little nice things that come to mind as we are thinking of dinner. A' little thought given to this will enable you to go through it with the greatest of ease, and no two dinners just alike, so you need not fear, husband finding fault with its monotony, AVe are here giving our own experience, consequently, we can give it knowingly. Of course, with all one can say or know, each housewife has judgment and will, not withstanding advice, exercise it on these occasions, but with a few practical hints some one may be helped, and these little helps by the wayside we all need. Just here I would like to give what is considered the best of* several receipts for molting a nice pudding-: . Two quarts of milk, half a tcacupful of rice thoroughly washed and left to soak a half hour; lump of butter half the size of an egg, season with salt, nutmeg and sweeten to the taste. Bake it 5ve hours in a moderately hot oven, stirring several times before it begins to brown, but once after the top is a light brown—stirring that into the pudding will make it a. lovely cream color, and add to the taste. Do not remove it from the oven as soon, as you find the rice is sufficiently cooked, but still have it cook slowly without burning the top. The colder it can be eaten, the better it will be, as a hot or warm rice pudding is not the thing. Try it.—Philadelphia Times. its bite is for the patient to commence dancing without delay and to continue ] ,' 1CO until he falls senseless from exhaustion —a remedy which, ridiculous-as'.it 1 seems, has something to.be said in ite favor, when we know that tho one danger to overcome is the tendency to sleep, says ChambersMournal.':Aslonga». this can be successfully avoided the patient is in no danger; but if he give wny and allows himself to fall into a stupor, then he is likely to succumb, even from, tho comparatively mild poison of th« European variety. It is in the tropical countries "Cffij South America, however, where olL forms of insect and vegetable life attain their highest development, .J this great spider is most deadly, further north, in the provinces of ^Mexico, where it is quite as numerous, its poison is only » slight degree less* dangerous. There we have met.lt everywhere and studied its .habits. Jnj the orange orchards,'the vineyards and!! the open prairies wo have watched, liy attack enemies many times Its oxvjuj size, and marveled at the ease with,* which it overcame them. Even its ownJ kind are not exempt from Its fierce Onslaught, and wo remember once seeing a pair of them meet on the upturned root of a fig tree and fight a duel to th* death—tho death of. both. Of man it seems to have no fear whatever, and: will attack without hesitation either his hand or his foot, if they come .within.' striking distance. In doing so it sta&dc upon its four bind legs. It opens-wide its enormous fangs until the mandlblee protrude In a straight line from its facer, then, with all the muscular 'force it fe capable of, launches itself forward, sinking them with a vicious thrust 1 deep into the flesh of the enemy. MOST SAVAGE OF SPIDERS. The Tarantula Endowed with Enough Coormce to Attack Lanrer Eoemle*. The tarantula is a large burrowing spider which dwells in a shaftlike hole it sinks in the earth. Its appearance is most repulsive, and inspires anyone who essmines it with a. feeling of profound disgust. As it stands, it frequently covers an area as large as the palm of a man's hand, and over its body and legs there bristles a thick covering of red-brown hair. It may be said that its home is in many lands, but its greatest size is attained in tropical and semitropical countries. In the south of Europe, along the Mediterranean coast, it has been known for centuries as the "mad. spider," because the symptoms following its bite are similar to those of hydrophobia. There the peasantry, especially those of Sicily, regard it with mingled feelings of hate and superstitious dread. They will tell you that the only chance of recovery from Whl»t In a I.lon'1 Den. In the Hungarian menageries vorite sensation scene is for four whiib players to sit down and play a .rubber in the lion's den, while a fifth stand* by to see fair play—on the part of ith» lions. I thought, writes James Payui in the Illustrated London News, I h»6 ,yed whist under all possible circum- '^iances, and in company with the very strangest specimens of created teings, but this experience is beyond.mc. Some people are made nervous by folks looking over their head, which (unless, they are my adversaries) does not affect me. at all, but I don't think I should like this from a lion; the greater attention he paid me the less pleased I shoulfl. feel by the .compliment. I amsuroX should be very much put out—even ifjfc were evoked by a mistake of my opponent's—if he roared. Hungarian players do not seem to mind these things. The other day, however, it appears thfc very interesting performance was givea once too often. The lions, with delicate forbearance, abstained, it is true, from interfering with the players, bnt, thev went for the fifth man, whom they doubtless considered superfluous, nrtfr made very short work, of him. In spite of the selfishness that is often, though most unjustly, attributed to card players, the rubber broke up at once. MjiaDelia"Stevens.' "of Boston, Mass:,'' ._ have always gaffered from hereditary Scrofnln. J tried various rcccdies,and many reliab iidiLij£, but aonc re- * lieved me. After taking: I »ix bottle* of S.S. S. am f now well. I am veij grateiul to yon, as I feel tiat it saved me from «. life of untold agony, and chatt-take plcacurefe ppwdtbH-.only-.words ot i>ni*e tor jour wo»- derfol• medicine,.and in recommepdlnr-.it *» - ' — all who are afflka* witfatht» pafafnl JiMM Tmtto on Blood u&SUK SWIFT SPECIFIC CXX- AUtaU, Oft. -" S

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