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Several forts were built along the Delaware River
during the French and Indian war. One of these
was the old Nomanock fort, in what is now Sandy-
ston ; another stood at Shapanack, and was part of
Col. John Rosenkrans' house during the Revolution.
It stood on the site of the house now occupied by
Joseph A. Hull, and, of all the surrounding country,
was the most beautiful and eligible site for a garrison,
being on an elevated plateau commanding the river
for miles up and down.

Johannes Depue, of Walpack, was once the hero of
a conflict with the Indians, who attacked his house
with savage ferocity; single-handed he beat them oft".
Nicholas Cole, however, was not so fortunate. The
savages surrounded his house in tho night, set fire to



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it,:ui'l then murdered the inmates as they were trying
td effect their escape.

Col. John Rosenkrans owned a large tract of land
about Walpack Centre, extending to the Delaware
River. He married Oranna De Win. a relative of
Pe Witt Clinton, and lived at Shapanack. Col.
rans gave the ground on which the old Shapa-
nack church stood, with a provision in the deed thai
tin- ground should reverl to the donor or bis heirs
when it ceased to be used lor church purposes. Sixty-
five or seventy years ago there were large congregations
at the old Shapanack church : the organization, how-
ever, was abandoned sixty years ago, part of the
congregation going to the Walpack, and part to the
Peters' Valley Church.

t i.l. John I. Rosenkrans married one of the daugh-
ter- of Abraham Van Campen, of Shapanack; she
became the mother of Abraham Van Campen Rosen-
commonly called " < 'amp" Rosenkrans, — who
»:i- a school-teacher, and succeeded his grandfather,
A lira 1 1 am Van ( 'ampin, on the Col. Jul m Rosenkrans
property, where Joseph A. Hull now lives.

Some time during the Revolution, John Dimon, a
young man of eighteen, came from New England with
Simeon Vaughn ami wife. Mr. Vaughn was a shoe-
maker, and located mi the farm now owned by Peter
11. Van Horn. John Dimon bought of William

Henry Harri ami wife, Juno I'll, 1811, the farm

adjoining thai cl Mr. \ iii.rhn •.•on 1 tin of 62-fit:
acres, fur the consideration of $600. Tin- farm was
afterwards owned bj hi- son Jonathan, the father-in-
law of Nicholas Tillman, the present owner. John
Dimon married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Scott,
ami had a family of fifteen children, of whom twelve
arrived at maturity and ten reared fam i lie-. Jonathan
Dimon, who inherited the homestead, was born in
1 7s I and died in 1862, leaving one son and two daugh-
ters, \i/.. Jacob N. \\, now residing in Frank lord
township; Jane, who married Daniel II. Rosenkrans,
new residing in Sand} -ion : ami l.\ dia, n ife of N icho-
la- Tillman, now residing on the homestead. John
I finion was a Revolutionary soldier in ( !apt. Simmons'
Hi- -on Jonathan married Hannah.
daughter of Nathaniel Van Auken, ami at one time
imilt a mill on Van I lorn'- Brook.

/.ehiilon Losey settled about 1780 upon the farm
where his grandson Amos now lives. He came from
Dover, Morris Co. His first bouse, like those of most
if hi- neighbors, was a log cabin. Hi- sons were
lohn. Stephen, ami I-aae. John ami Stephen re-
moved to New York ; Isaac was apprenticed to Simon
Vaughn lo learn the shoemaker's trade, ami after-
wards set up a shop at hi- o« ii house, working evenings
ii hi- trade ami devoting hi- day-labor to bis land.
He thus cleared his farm, and turned many an honest
penny by keeping hi- neighbors' -hoe- in repair.

laac Losey was an exhorter and local preacher, ami

may justly be regarded as the father of the Methodi.-t

■piscopal Church at Walpack Centre.



I-aae I.o-ey'- -on- were Zebulon, John. ( \ ru-, and

David, the last named being the only Btirvivor. I toe
oi Dsaac Losey's sisters married a schoolmaster named

Jonathan Thompson ; another married a man named
Norris, a pettifogger, who lived about a mile from

Walpack Centre, on the road leading aero— the

mountain. There wen- several log houses there at

that time, and the place was called " Norri-town,"-

a name which ha- since heen dropped.

Tin old stone house at Shapanack was purchased
about 1811 or 1812 of Abraham Van Campen bj
Henry De Witt, of Rochester, Ulster Co., N. v., for

hi- -on, John II. De Witt, who at that time became
the occupant of the place ; the peculiar long-roofed
barn now standing on the premises was built by him.
John II. De Witt's mother was Margaret Schoon-
maker, of Ulster Co.. N. Y. He married a Wynkoop,
of the same county. Mr. De Wilt died in 1827, and
was buried at Shapanack.

The De Witts had many slaves, and among them

was an interesting old servant called "Cassar;" Ca>

sar Solllts was his name. New Jersey abolished -la-
very by an act passed April Is, ] S4C. l!v the census
Of 1850 there was but one slave in Sus-ex County;
thi- was ( 'a'sar Soults. He bad refused to accept hi-
freedom, clinging to bis old home ami association, and

choosing to remain tor the real of his life upon the
farm. The De Will- had been kind to their slave-.
Some two or three years before the death of Csssar,
Peter De Witt, now of Somerville, N. J., kindly pro-
vided for the faithful old servant by hiring his hoard
in a respectable colored family of the neighborhood, —
that of Absalom Reamer. — where he spent the re-
mainder of his days, being frequently visited and
kindly eared for by Mr. De Witt. He died March
11. 1860. As with colored people generally, his age
was not certainly known. Mr. De Witt says, "I was
never aide to learn the correct date of bis birth. My
grandfathi r used to say that when he was a young

married man. ami ju-t beginning to farm. Cicsat Was
a hoy old enough to plow, and from that circumstance

i judgi lie was in the neighborhood of one hundred

years old w hen he died."

Jacob Cole became a re-ident of Walpack some
time during the Revolution. <»n Nov. L'2, lSI.'i, he
purchased of Peyton Short and hi- .-on-. John ( '. and
t '. W. shun, for $2804, pari of the old Symmes tract,
containing 192.14 acre-, on which Dayton Cole uow
live-. Jacob Cole, Sr.. married Phebe, daughter of

Jonathan Marsh, the lessee of the old Shoemaker
farm of John Clcve- Syiuinc-. a- -hown by a h-a-e in
Judge Symmes' own handwriting, dated March jo,

17s:;. Jacob Cole, Sr., had ten children, of whom

the SOns were Abraham, who died mi the old home-
stead : Simeon, who removed to Illinois; Jacob, who

also removed to the West ; Benjamin, who resides in
the neighborhood j and Jason, who died in Pennsyl-
vania. The younger Jacob Cob' married Rebecca,
daughter of Isaac Losey, of Walpack Centre. Day-



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ton Cole, son of Abraham Cole, deceased, married
Eveline, daughter of Hon. Timothy E. Shay, of
Sandyston, and resides on the old homestead. Sarah,
daughter of Jacob Cole, Sr., married Cornelius Ful-
ler, of Walpack, and Margaret, another daughter,
married James W. Fuller, a brother of Cornelius.
They were sons of Eli Fuller.

Eli Fuller came from Pennsylvania and settled in
Walpack about 1800. Nov. 22, 1815, he purchased
of Peyton Short and sons part of the portion of the
old Symmes tract which John Cleves Symmes deeded
to his daughter, Mary Short. Upon this property he
found an old dismantled grist-mill, supposed to have
been built by Judge Symmes soon after his arrival in
Walpack. The Fullers soon after erected mills where
Haney's Mills now stands, which they continued to
operate until about twenty years ago.

Among the early residents of Walpack were the
Deckers, who have left numerous descendants still
residing in the township. Daniel Decker, born at
Mackhackemack, April 22, 1737, and dwelling there,
was married Dec. 4, 1756, by Anthony Van Ellen,
justice of the peace, to Blandina Vredenburgh, a
native of Pennsylvania,* born Jan. 23, 1738. They
settled where Daniel D. Decker, a grandson, now
lives, at Decker's Ferry, in Walpack. Daniel Decker-
died March 1, 1813, and was buried on the farm
where he resided ; his wife died Nov. 22, 1835, in her
ninety-seventh year. They had seven children, four
sons and three daughters, as follows : 1. Henry, mar-
ried Margery Westbrook, and had children, — Daniel,
Andrew D., John, Abraham, Elijah, Mary, Salache,
Blandina ; 2. Thomas, born Nov. 25, 1775, married
Susanna Shoemaker, and had children, — Henry S.,
Daniel D., Samuel, Peggy Maria, Sarah Ann, Cal-
vin, and Blandina; he died April 26, 1866; 3. Aaron,
married Jane Brokaw, and had children, — John A.,
Caleb, Abraham, George W., Daniel, and Amanda,
now Mrs. Kintner, of Middleville, Stillwater town-
ship; 4. John, born April 24, 1780, married Maria
Brokaw, died March 10, 1827 ; among his children
are Peter, Abraham, Aaron, Sarah, Salache, and
Jane; 5. Sarah, married John Swartwood and re-
moved to Tioga Co., N. Y. ; 6. Jane, married James
Van Auken, of Monroe Co., Pa., father of Casparus
Van Auken, of Hardwick, Warren Co. ; 7. Hannah,
married John Depue, of Pahaquarry ; she was the
mother of Moses, Daniel, Nicholas, and John De-
pue.

Daniel Decker located on part of the old Sehoon-
over and Brink purchase, at Decker's Ferry, which
he is believed to have established soon after his settle-
ment there. His sons, Henry, Thomas, Aaron, and
John, became farmers in Walpack and died in the
township. Aaron was a justice of the peace and a
chosen freeholder for a number of years. Henry was
a soldier in the war of 181 2, as was also his son, Henry,



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Jr. John carried on the ferry and established a black-
smith-shop in the vicinity.

Levett B. Bristol, who married one of John Decker's
daughters, kept one of the first stores at Flatbrook-
ville. Most of the Deckers now residing in Walpack
are the descendants of Thomas, the second son of
Daniel Decker. The ferry which bears their name
has been in the hands of the family uninterruptedly
for more than a hundred years.

Mrs. Jonas Smith, a daughter of Thomas Decker,
now living in Walpack, recollects hearing her mother
relate that many years ago William Hill, with his
wife and two children, came down the Delaware in a'
canoe, en route from Kingston, and landed one even-
ing at her father's, who then resided on the Delaware
at " Fiddler's Elbow," where William Hull now lives.
Mr. Hill and his family spent the night with Mr.
Decker, and in the morning presented Mrs. Decker,
in return for her hospitality, a wooden butter-bowl,
which was until lately in the keeping of Mrs. Smith.
Mr. Hill bought 500 acres of land above Flatbrook-
ville, on a portion of which Sarah, widow of Uriah
Hill, now resides. William Hill died in the summer
of 1844, at an advanced age, leaving sons, — Andrew,
Nehemiah, Uriah, David, and Enos. Uriah and Enos
have a number of descendants in the township, An-
drew in Warren County, and Nehemiah in Stillwater
township. Enos, the youngest and only surviving
son, resides at Newton.

John Smith came from Bucks Co., Pa., and settled
on the Pennsylvania side of the Minisink as early as
1730. His son Jonas purchased of Capt. Emanuel
Hover the farm now occupied by Philip S. Rosen-
krans, at the old Walpack burying-ground, on which
he lived. Among his children were Jacob, who for
many years was a merchant at Flatbrookville ; Wil-
liam, who was a miller at the same place, and subse-
quently removed to Susquehanna Co., Pa., where he
died at an advanced age; and Philip J., who succeeded
his father in the old homestead, where he died one of
the wealthiest farmers in Walpack.

Philip Smith, the third son of the original John,
married Dorothy, daughter of Stuffle Smith, a Ger-
man. He owned, and occupied till the time of his
death, the large farm on the river-flats near the Wal-
pack church, now owned by John W. Vass. He had
sons, — Philip Smith, who lived and died on part of
the old homestead ; Jonas Smith, a farmer residing
on Flathrook ; John Smith, who died the owner of
the old homestead about 1863 ; and Jacob Smith, who
still resides in AValpack. His daughters were Eliza-
beth, wife of Benjamin Depue, of Big Flats, N. Y. ;
Barbara, wife of Adam Eschback, of Walpack ; Cath-
arine, wife of Benjamin Hull, of Walpack; and one
who was the lirst wife of Samuel Gariss, of Flatbrook-
ville.

Jacob Smith, the fourth son of John, was born
March 27, 1773, and died April 8, 1834. He was
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Bred on a farm in Sandyston. Two of his Bons were
Daniel and John. Daniel lived and died near Flat-
Irookville; John lived near Peters' Valley, in Bandy-
Bon, on the farm now occupied by Jacob J., a son of
Daniel Smith, but removed to Ohio many years ago.
Lndwick Smith, another son of the original John,
died at Stroudsburg, l'a., some years ago. He was
the maternal grandfather of Ed. II. Molt, the well-
known journalist, formerly of Milford, Pa.

The daughters of the original John Smith wire
Elizabeth, wife of John Miller, of Pennsylvania;
Ohristeen, wife of Jacob Walter, of the same State;
and one other, who married Leonard k'aress iGarissi,
of Walpack. Leonard Gariss was a German, and
tame to Walpack from Bucks Co., Pa. His sons were
I. ma-, [saac, Philip, Abraham, and John, who have
many descendants in the Delaware valley.

Jacob Myers, a native of Montague, settled in Wal-
pack, al><mt 1800, upon the place at Walpack Centre
where Jacob Uoe now lives; he died in 1850, aged
dghty-six. He had sons, — Josias, Abijah, William,
md Jacob. Abijah moved to Frankford township
ami settled on the present Howell place; the others
moved away from the county. Elizabeth, the youngest
laughter of Jacob Myers, is now the widow of tin-
late John Losey, and resides at Walpack Centre.

Jonathan .lore-, a native of Wales, came fr

I'.ucks Co., Pa., near the close of the last century.
lie worked a farm on the river road, belonging to

Mrs. Sabilla Mushback, widow of John Mushback

[drowned in the Delaware River), to wl i he was

married by Rev. Elias Van Benschooten, Sept. 20,
179.V Mr. Jones soon became a landed proprietor
>f -oine consequence, and a man of influence in the
ownship. lie ..wned a farm on Flatbrook, about a
mile above its mouth, where he had a distillery. I le
'.presented the township of Walpack in the board of
■hos.i, freeholders in 1799, 1802— i, and 1808-11. He
Bed on his farm, on Flatbrook, where his son Moses

iflerwards lived. Of his eleven children, four were

-on-, -viz., Moses, Varon, Jonathan, Jr., and Edward.
Ml except Moses removed from the township. Moses
was killed by his team running away and dashing his
iiead against a saw-log near the mill. He was fre-

[Uently chosen i leratorof the town-meetings. Two

.f his sons are Cyrus and Andrew J. Jones; the

former resides near Flatbrookville, and the latter at

Mill. urn, Essex Co., N. J. He owned the old h

-tcad till a few years ago. The eldest daughter mar-
rid I >avid Morrow, of Wantage, another is the widow

if the late ( 'yrus ( 'rissman, of Milford, Pa., and Kmily.

the youngest daughter, is the wit', of Moses I '. West-
nook, of Blooming Grove, Pike Co., Pa.

Nathaniel Van Anken became a resident of Wal-
paci in the spriug of 1 7 its. He was a son of Danii I

I Auken. ami was born on hi- father's farm, a few

miles above Carpenter's Point, on the Nevereink.

Dal li el.. ii. I. iw ord



March 18, 17V'. In- married Mary .Maria We-throok,

daughter of Richard Weetbrook, of Montague, and
settled on a farm in Wantage, when- he resided till he
removed to Walpack. as above staled. He purchased
the old homestead of Samuel Westbrook, where he
Continued to reside until his death, Jan. 26, 1885, in
the seventy.-firs! year of bis age; his wife died .March

22, 1856, aged eighty-two. They had seven children:

I. John W., married Rachel Poscnkrans, and settled
in Walpack. afterwards nan.. veil to Luzerne Co., Pa.,
where he died; 2. Sarah, married Henry B. Winter-
m in.. ..I' Stillwater, and forty-eighi years ago remove. I
to Steuben Co., N. Y. : •".. I'.owdew inc. married Lydia

Dodderer, of Stillwater, and resided in Walpack,

where he died in the eighty— econd year of bis age ;
I Hannah, married Jonathan Dimon. of Walpack,

ami resided in Walpack, on the Dimon homestead,
till her death, in the eighty-seventh year of her age;
5. Abraham, married Catharine Bevans, of Sandyston,
resided in Walpack till bis removal to Pike Co., Pa.,
where he died in the -event y-fourth year of his age ;
li. Mahala M.. married Daniel Depue, of Pahai|Uarrv.
and lived in Walpack till the death of her husband.

since which she has resided in Warren County, and
with her daughter in Pennsylvania; 7. Leah Naomi
Jane, married William (Mark, of Montague, settled in

Walpack. and after several removal- died in the State
of Delaware.

Nathaniel Van Auken belonged to a family of fif-
teen children, — eight sons and seven daughters.
fourteen of them — seven sons and seven daughters
— married and reared families ,,f their own. The
oldest -on, Jeremiah, was the school-teacher mur-
dered by the Indians in his Bchool-hoUSe at tie time
of Brant's raid upon the Neversink. in the fall of
177'.'. Nathaniel Van Auken entered the Revolu-
tionary army at the age of sixteen, and was in the
receipt of a pension at the time of his death. Na-
thaniel and Bowdewine Van Auken, sons of Bowde-
wine Van Auken. now occupy the csiate of their

grandfather, in Walpack.

Daniel Crissniaii came from Heading, Berks Co.,
Pa., soon after the Revolution, with his wife and four
children, — John, George, Daniel, and Peggy, — and
settled in Walpack. on what is known as the CriSB J
man property, three miles above Klatbrookville. lie
had been a hatter at Reading, where he accumulated

some property, which at the .lose of the Revolution- 1

ary war was all in Continental money, and, that be-
coming worthless, it almost ruined him. lie I Inn
came to Walpa.-k. hoping to retrieve hi- lost fortune
at fanning. He purchased a farm from bis brother
I 'hail.-, w ho had piece, led him to New Jersey, and on
it he lived and died. He and his wife were buried in

the ..id Walpack burying-grourid. George succeeded
hi- father in the ownership of the farm, and lived
there until his death, about thirty year- ago. Peggy

married Andreas Cole, who owned and occupied a
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now is. George married Sarah, daughter of John
Dimon, of Walpack, by whom he raised a family of
sons and daughters. Of his children, Ira, a bachelor,
resides at Milford, Pike Co., Pa., where he is a justice
of the peace ; Cyrus married a daughter of Moses
Jones, of Walpack, and died at Milford, Pa., where
his widow and family still reside; Allen was a school-
teacher, and died single; Clarissa married Israel C.
Conkle, of Warren County, where she died, leaving a
family ; Lucinda married Oakley Stoll, and resides
near Walpack Centre.

Peter Knight and Abraham Schnavle were early
settlers in \ the vicinity of Walpack Centre. Peter
Knight came from Bucks Co., Pa. ; he married a
Saylor. His son Daniel married Margaret Rosen-
krans ; his daughter Anna was the wife of Peter P.
Petty. Schnavle's two sons, Peter and George, were
soldiers in the war of 1812.

.Benjamin Hull was among the early settlers in the
Shapanack neighborhood.

Henry Bunnell, son of Isaac Bunnell, removed
from Middle Smithfield, Monroe Co., Pa., in the
spring of 1809, and purchased part of the original
tract of land deeded to John Emans in 1729. He
added to this additional purchases from the original
Crooks' grant, and became one of the wealthy land-
owners of the township. Henry Bunnell was a black-
smith, and upon his settlement in Walpack set up a
shop near his house.*

Just above Henry Bunnell's, on the river road,
George Fisher kept a tavern about 1830. Stoffle Sig-
afus had previously lived there in a log house, which
Fisher bought and converted into a tavern for the ac-
commodation of raftmen on the Delaware. The place
is known as Rosenkrans' Eddy. A ferry was formerly
kept across the river at this point, and, from its cen-
tral location, it was for many years the chosen place
for holding town-meetings and general trainings.
The ferry was established by Sigafus, and was subse-
quently carried on by Fishier and others. Henry Sig-
afus, Joseph Haney, and Isaac Gariss were landlords
successively of the old tavern. The landing of the
raftmen, the goers and comers over the ferry, the
town-meetings and general trainings, made it a place
of considerable life and stir. There was always plenty
of fun, and never a lack of poor whisky.

Early in the nineteenth century there was a consid-
erable immigration from Bucks Co., Pa., into Wal-
pack. Among the families thus migrating were the
Haneys, Knights, Sheets, Shafers, Sigafuses, Seamans,
Shupes, and Traugcrs. There were also Yost Yetter,
John Gariss, and others. The Kishpaughs came from
Stillwater or Hardwick.

Daniel and John Shoemaker, sons of Henry Shoe-
maker, a Revolutionary soldier of Pahaquarry, set-
tled in Walpack early in the present century. Daniel
Shoemaker bought of Peyton Short and sons 134J



' Soo sketch of tin' ltiimiull family.



acres of the old Symmes estate, Nov. 22, 1815. On this
property he lived and died, and was succeeded by his
son, Benjamin T. Shoemaker. Henry Shoemaker, a
lawyer, who lived and died at Branchville, was a son
of Daniel. His other children were John T., a farmer,
living in Warren County ; Moses, who married Pa-
tience, eldest daughter of Jesse Bell, and lives in
Pike Co., Pa. ; and Daniel and Thomas T., deceased.
There were two daughters, Sarah and Margaret ; the
former married George Labar, of Monroe Co., Pa.

John Shoemaker, brother of Daniel, resided for
many years on the farm now owned and occupied by
Cornelius D. Gunn. He was one of the freeholders
for Walpack from 1827 to 1831, and again in 1834.
He removed with his family soon after to the Susque-
hanna valley, in Pennsylvania.

Robert Bell removed from old Newton township to
Walpack. He purchased, April 30, 1808, 197 J acres of
land on Flatbrook, near Walpack Centre. This land
formerly belonged to the estate of Judge Symmes, and
was conveyed by his daughter, Anna Harrison. June
26, 1811, he purchased of William Henry Harrison
and wife 197a acres of land formerly bought by
Judge Symmes of Isaac Van Nest. Robert Bell mar-
ried Mary, daughter of the elder Leonard Struble, of
Myrtle Grove, now Hampton township. His sons were;
Jacob, a blacksmith at Walpack Centre, who married
a Bale and afterwards removed to Wilsonville, Pa. ;
Jesse, who married a Miss Young and reared a large
family. He lived on the John Shoemaker place, in
Walpack, till about twenty years ago, when he re-
moved to Sandyston, where he died ; he was a mem-
ber of the Legislature in 1843 and 1844. John Bell
lived near Swartwood, and had one son and one
daughter. The son, Leonard, Jr., removed to the
West; the daughter is Mrs. Jacob N. V. Dimon, ol|
Frank ford.

Leonard Bell, the brother of Jesse, married Lucin-
da, daughter of Maj. Benjamin Rosenkrans, and lived
and died near Walpack Centre. Nancy Bell married
Abraham Cole, of Walpack ; she is now a widow, and
resides with her son, Dayton Cole, on the old Symmes
homestead. Susan Bell married Helam Van Auken,
of Walpack ; Elizabeth married John A. Struble, ol
Hampton ; Margaret married John Bevans, of San-
dyston, and resides there; Robert married a daughter
of Henry Burk, of Walpack, and lived and died on
his father's homestead, leaving one son, Emmet.

About 1825, James Vardakin kept a small store on
the east side of Flatbrook, at Walpack Centre, in a 1
building erected by his father-in-law, Ira Fuller. He
was succeeded in 1828 by George W. Lane and Wil-
liam Stoll, who had previously been merchants at La-
fayette. They continued in business about a year and
a half, during which time ex-Surrogate Charles Roe,
then a boy, was their clerk.

James Vardakin, about 1829 or 1830, shot Christo-
pher Divers at a general training. It was on the
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he Sandystou line. Vardakin, who was Btanding
guard, was somewhal intoxicated, ami when Mr.
Divers, who was also in a state of intoxication, at-
nmpted to pass, Vardakin halted him ami leveled his
gun. Divers, thinking it was all in fun, laughed and

attempted to pass on, when he was Bhot. The gun |
was loaded with gravel and inflicted a terrible wound.
gf which Divers afterwards died a miserable death.



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