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"I generally succeed in what I up
dertnke," answers Taker. "See here,
Mr. Dyke" ho adds suddenly, "von
need not have any fears about what I
mW ll '1"nt concern me nnv and
will not make any difference
in any other case V(, want
ino to work on. i keep 'mr mouth
shut. I know lot of things which I
don't toll anybody."
"Then you wifl not mention what
you know?" anxiously.
"If I am working for von, no. 1
can keep it."
Adrian Dyke breathes a. .sigh of re
lief. "Very good." lie savs. "From what
I have just heard I thlnl; you will In
of great service to me. I have already
engaged one detective. You can work
with him. and together you sho uldho
alde to unravel a nrvstcry." and ho
lays bare the facts of the murder,
Taker listening attentively as if it
were all new to him. Dvk'e spcalrs of
the burglary, all that he thinks the
detei tive .sliould know. Taker remtinls
Mlcntnnd thouglitful for borne time
after be Ilnislies: then lie .says us if
imp-cssed with an idea.
'The wateh ami chain you savwere
taken tiom the body of the. murdered
"Yes. mid all his money, ami .among
other things u note-book."
"Hum! Then 1 might trv and hunt
up that wateli and ehain' and if I
found It trace tlie murderer from that."
".lust what .Mr. HogerMjn, the other
"The devil ho did!" suddenly.
"Ys. ihe thought if the jewi'lrv was
found the note-book might be 'found
too: and. speaking of these tilings, if
yon find them bring them to me, 1
would like to see this notebook."
Ah! So he boldly mivs he is in inter
ested in it, and yet. he has had it
locked in. the drawer of his .desk. What
is the iimn getting at'.'
"All riL'ht! von s:i- vnut hrntlim- Is
in jail for this' crime"'
"Yes," sadly. "Certain Mispieious
circumstances led to his apprehension,
but lie ds innocent. I feeJ it. it is to
prove this that I am interesting mv
self ir. tliis horrible affair."
The dutective rises. He is perplexed.
The words have been spoken as if
from the heart. Can thib man be acting?
Ilia fftio gives no evidence
thottghtvthut are in hii mind,
trained 'face is Taker's.
"I'll start right in," he
must consult my partner,
be. ar.d we'll try to work
Where Is he'.'"
"In the adjoining room.
lie follows Adrian lViiieout of the
reception room into the library. Tins
man Uogerson rises as b: enter.
"Mr. Kogcrson, this is .Mr. Taker."
The New Yorker comes forward, a
blaiui wnilo upon his face.
' I have met .Mr. Taker before, sev
eral years ago. I know him well by
reputation." lie bows low. His man
ner h. politeness personitlul, his voice
low and smooth.
Taker takes his outstoetched hand
' U'hun did you arrive?"
"I'ponithe afternoon train."
that is to
"Where lire vnu stimiilmi'.'
"At the 'Turk's HciuU'"
"So .am I; you passed mio on the
"Yes 3 did not reeogniao you."
"Well, gentlemen, you enn arrange
n plan of action: you will excuse me.
There ie a death in the house. My
unt dledihist night yoc .know this,
In a short time they are out upon
the road, the master of the house con-
l Tim NEW
tcting them to the door, then leaving
cm. iHjii-inuH uiviies xno rniladcl-
lillll to Share his hmrrrv. iv)il,.l, I, ...I
tion Tntor invents II.. ..ui,.,., .
,, ... . 1 -' . .rau,' it.
amp tins iminit gentleman from New
ark on the wuy. They drive along
silence for some time, then Taker
Wcs the initiative.
pVI'.ft. is your idea about this
Jk'VS;son, ,loe not answer at once;
r-aing at tno Horse's head.
v he savs.
ri.ive nil iormnn nnv nc ..... mh... .
.ii detiuite one."
ho vnu think he was iimr,!r..,i ,.
i hits that nnnearnnrnl" cttn ,.,
lit the head of the equine.
n you (ion t neiievo it," thinks
Aloud lie say., "Every article
lie was taken, even to u sum 11
I lahI '
Ls." absently. "How lorn? hnvn
Iwv days," reserved.
&1.I . . V ..(kit ...!
ins case; witn an accent of
)U unethcr smull job."
Silence for five minutes.
Then the New Yorker
"What Is your Idea'.1" he asks.
"Haven't formed any," answered
Taker, with exasperating coolness.
The New Yorker smiles. A peculiar
"We are getting along nieelv, ain't
"Kind of a game of ero-s purposes.
Snv, Uogerson. what is your candid
opinion. If we have got to work to
gether, we ought to understand each
"That's straight enough, Taker, but
do you know that I have come to the
conclusion that you are 'on' to do
Minn-thing, and are keeping it from
inc. If )dii feel as jvm sav, give it to
Taker looks with well simulated
surprise upon the bland ollicer.
"So, Kogcrson, you're 'off.' You
"I am awful sorrv. I'll
my ideas in the inoriiing. 1
sleep on them."
Ills tone is I'mirei! with
Tntfi.f linlff.rMi it iititl .t,vw iiftllilfifp
"I'll work him later on," he thinks,
They lia've reached the outskirts of
"IVyoii l;now the house where the
murdered man lived'.'" asks Uogorson
"Yes. Turn to your left at the next
eoriwu- and you'll pass it. Near the
"Ti)od idea. Within sjM'iiking dls
tance.of his victims," and Itogerson
laughs lightly at his witticism.
Taker makes no reply. He .does not
feoll-vury friendly towa'rtl hh, confrere.
lioge.son sees the sign. A small
black sign with the uaiiicsiii gold.
"Wilbur .V (iaivau, Physicians and
Surgeons," he muimurs.
4,l)oyou know liareau?" to Taker.
"I've met lilm."
"Old man like Willmr?"
"No. lie's a young fellow.
"Mid von have any talk with him
about "the deatiiof his pai-tner'.'"
The tone is tine of idle curiosity.
'Yes." answers Taker, "lie leels
very badlv about it."
"i sliould think he would." lie
drives along slowly. Suddenly lie asks,
"Was the old man well il.udv"
"1 believe he was."
"Ami left Ills money to his young
partner, I take it."
"1'erhaps he did, pcrluijis hedidn t,"
Taker nnsweis snappishly. .He begins
to think that Kogcrson is pumping
him. It makes him furious. The New
Yorker looks at him with a bland
Miiilc upon Ills countenance.
"What's the matter'.'" he asks, "tlet-
"Ilowtloyousuppo.se I know?" an
swers Taker. They have reached the
hotel. Kogcrson ties the lines around
the whip, saying as he docs so.
"If 1 had been on the ground as long
as you have 1 think I would have
known, l-'or that reason I asked you."
and lie gets out of the carriage and
wanes who iiie omce oi uie liotcl.
Taker looks after him.
"You think you are very ulever, Mr.
Kogeihon," ho mutters. "lint you
a.ln't as smart as you think. You'd
like to know what 1 do, Imtyou won't.
J Ml intake it my businus to 'shadow'
you as well as your employer," and ho
too enters the hotel, walks .up to the
egar.e.ise, purchases a cluar, bites off
the end. lights it, and sits with his
back to Kogfrson, who is watching
hlouvwith an i mused smile.
Iti.ff,,., fill limit lltiu Yi'if4:ni1 41ir. ..nil.
.-v....... . ....... ...... jr ....,, IM..U U-
tlemau from New York knows the his
tory of Wilmu- anil (iaream as well as
any .one in the town. As hu .disrobes
that night, he mutters.
"That fool from Philadelphia has
got hold. of Mime idea. He proposes to
hang ou to it. Well, I'll wateli him.
I'll tu it chump to put him 'on' ,to my
'lay.' So this young doctor sprang
from it -clock of criminals, f'jithnr serv
ing time for killing his wife, son
take .after father, lie kiusw that
when the old doctor diet), ho would
I'fltllit llltflllts tlimilil mill lltrif4 fr... II.. I
just quietly 'done' him. Ill bet .my :
ueati ne uas uiui waicu and ctiaui and
tne oijiib- stun logevuer witn tno note
book hid away somewhere In that
house, lie's ontiol town to-night, lie
back to-morrow. I'll 'shatloiv' him.
Taker would eat his heart out if he
thought 1 was 'on' to him.
He turns off the pus jumps into. bed
and sleeps the sound sleep of a, thor
oughly tired and self satisiied man.
her," and M on. The undertaker's
assistant ciews on the lid of the
casket, and it is cairled from the
church by siv preternaturally grave
men, out into the cemetery adjoining.
"Dust to dust, ashes to ashcs," and
the crowd dispcr-.c.
llr. (iareiiu is watching the inter
ment from the door of his olllce. He
has returned to West Chester onlv that
morning, but a short time before, lie
shudders as he hears indistinctly the
thud of the clods of earth upon the
pine box in which the casket lias been
enclosed. To-morrow a like service
will be rendered the dead form in the
room above, lying cold ami stiff In the
ice-box. He has stood beside it for a
short time after his return, but the
trickling of the water running off as
the ice melts has tilled him with hor
ror. ThcshlftiiiB ice has caused him un
mistakable dread, and he has gone
to the room below, the olllce, and is
standing in the door to breathe the
fresh summer air. Yes, to-morrow his
patron must be buried, but before tills
he shudders there Is much to do.
Oil till, nmui'.tti slili, .if 1... .. ., t..
. - "i'i"' --- "- -' ....- i-i, --.-i, in
mint of the church a man is watching
him. A man who, to the passer-bv,
would seem to be idly gazing at the
roofs of the opposite houses, who
slowly pull's the rings of smoke from
his cigar up into the morning air.
It is Kogcrson. lie is studying the
voting doctor, trying to lead the sad,
I handsome face.
"Don't look like a criminal," is his
thought: "hut you can't go much on
, looks. The most lovable little woman
I ever saw murdered three husbands,
one after Ihenther-poured melted lend
, In their ears."
lie determines to shadow him all
day. gain admittance to his otllce,
question him in an unobtrusive man
ner. Not a hard thing to do to gain
admittance to the ollice of a doctor.
I Adrian Dyke drives from the ceme
tery to the oUlcc of Helknap. his law-
i yer, also the legal adviser of the do
ceased aunt. lie is iroing to take him
to his residence. The will is to ue
read and .Itclknap is to reatl it.
Takei-isattheiioiise Jlrcadv. Not In
the house exactly, but wandering
( about the grounds. He wishes toheur
this will a-eatl. He has been putting
in liih idle time studying the
signs of burglarious entry into
Dykes library. The inarksare plainly
visible. The work has been done from
the outside He is standing near the
gate as the carriage occupied by
i Adi ii-n Dyke and the lawyer dr ves up.
lie toujheshis hat resne'etfullv t Mi,.
mastr of tlu lums.. .....i. iTi 1......1
caielcssly to the lawyer, who stares at
Il-KPIOX IS HADTCAL
PRESENTS A RESOLUTION
TO THE HOUSE.
Whli li Wtinlil s,.,,r nr (, ,,m, Mm,
Tnrl.ij lii.t l,, -i. of 1 a t i
Si'iiuti- Ann, iilun Kiunlutloii 1I, U-.M-.I
In Hie Miiii-i..
WsNmo.x,.lnn. '.'H.-ln the llo'l-io
to-day a bill was passed on motion of
Mr. Towneof .Minnesota, Kcpubllcun,
to amend the act of l-s'.i for the relief
and civilization of the Chippcunsso as
to permit the Secretary of the Interior,
at his discretion, to sell the pine lauds
in their reservations in blocks of I (Ml,.
M)0 acres or less. About i.uoimhmi aeren
are to be sold under the act of lSy.i.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa gave notice of
nn nuiemliiiiMit to the Armenian reso
lution, instructing the president to
give the lu-kMi minister his passports
....... vim u uipiomuiio leliitlons with
A til IHV.
Mr. Ilitt. chiiinnan of the foreign
iintiirs cmiimittee. icliiiked .Mr. Hep
burn for liise.xtriiotdinarv iroposal to
evir diplomatic relations with a
"We' want no relations with that
murderer." icplled Mr. Hepburn.
Mr. Hepburn's tinicnduieiit was de
feated by u vote of Mi to I : against.
hen the arrival of the Senate Ar-
nenian resniulioti wu, aiiiiouuced Mr.
IJmggof New York, a member of the
foreign affairs committee, moved tnat
tlie henate resolution be substituted
for that of the lions,. II,. explained
that the ilincrenec between the icsn
lutions wass.,siii,!,t that It M,,s not
advisable, in view of the passage of
the Senate resolution, to press the one.
prepaircd by the House committee,
lie made a liri f statement of the facts
which called upon Congress to expresi
its indignation tit the situation in Aula
Minor. Although the newspapers oc
casionally reported atroeltiesoti Amer
ican citizens, there were assurnncru
from the Mate department that no
American eiti.en had suffered personal
It was a matter of profound grlof,
said he, that the American people
weie now forced to protest to those
who had given bonds for the good be
havior of the Turk. It was not nec
essary for us to inquire into tlie mo
tives which actuated an European
power which decried tliu oat
raircs in Tin-ltev uiti 1 1
. .. , ; . -T ...... win- iiitnii
und uphold thu Sultan will, t.h.i
SEC. MORTON ATTACKED
., ' ." ,, . . "". "I"""' wic, .--11111111 Willi tin
llnxe you accomplished anything I other. With the Jealousies and politi
tisks llvln. 111 ri I,,... ....... t n..1 .....rti.i.w. . 1 . ..
yetV asks Dvke inn iiiw ti.m.
"1 .have outlined my plan, that's all.
1 nave been 'sizing up tlie 'signs' of
"Ah, well, what do vou think of it'.'"'
"hooks like the work of a profes
sional. 1 won't be sure."
The master walks m the steps.
"I wontler if he is going to invite mc
in? ' thinks Taker.
Ait the top Adrian Dyke stops and
turns to him.
"We are going to read the will of
my aunt who has been interred this
morning. It will probably occupy my
time for an hour. Do you wish to bee
"Well. yes. I would like to speak
to you ou a certain matter."
lie fears that the man is about to
defcat his plans.
"Well, como in. then. I don't sup
pose you'll mind the dry reading."
".No. not at all. I am used to legal
"Not so dry for you," he thinks a
he follows the lawyer and Adrian
Dyke to the dining room, where the
wllJ f to lie read.
There are a number of people pres-
( vut, insulin reiaiivcsoi me old lady,
y wImdiIiavc come to sec if they have been
I remembered: all of the urvants. with
I the exception of Mary Culder, who is
1 engaged with her mistress above.
Ti'e lawyer looks aliont him, gajvlog
sharply, almost rudely, uioa. the
anxious faces gnthcre! nround the
table. Taker occupies a standing
position near the door whore he can
see all that transpires. Adrian Dyke
sits near the lawver.
Mr. Ilelkuap opens the green
nag wnicii ne mis brougi
anil slowly takes out 11
.1 A fill. -- It . t " .
uiKiiioeiu. 1 nun, atiiiisiing ins eye
glasses, .and clearing his throat, he
says, looking at tlie stolid face of Con
rail (I'ardiiertwiio issittingiiiimcdiate
ly in front of him) as though address
ing thatgontleman, "If you will give
me your attention, 1 will proceed to
read the last will and testament of
that esteemed lady, now deceased, JIUs
Conrad nods his head. Ho half be
lieves the lawyer is sneaking to him.
The document is un folded, and, in a
iusp- iuuc, -ur. jiciKnnp netIns
To he Continued.)
"' iiiuuiiiii.iiioiis 01 I'.uroiic wu were
not in (crested. P.ut bince the lhi
ropeiin powers, in ta. ,mme f j,OVcrn
iiient and humanity, had pledged
the, Sultan, and he had acknowledged
the pledge, that liberty ami free
xloin of worship should exist in every
part of the Ottoman empire ami that
Christians sliould be protected from
the Kurds, the United States had the
right to summon these powers before
the high court of gootl faith to ex
plain why they rest Idly ami supinely
inactive, while 10,000 Christians home's
w vie iicsiroycu, wniio men ami women
) were murdered, women dishonored
and children soltl into bondage beeauso
they refused to cry out that Mahomet
was the great prophet
He characterized tlie Armenians as
'n noble nntl intelligent race who hail
, for 1,000 years preserved their Inn-
I gunge and national characteristics and
I had resisted the effort to Kussianlz.e
them. Mr. Qtiigg intimated 11 belief
that the only Vesiionsibilitv lav with
(treat Hrltain ami he said 'he wanted
the l.uropean powers to know- we were
I watching with horror the helpless
struggle of a people who were suffer
jlng not for what they did, but lor
what they thought. The offense
1 ngainst them, lie declared, was an of
fense against Christian civilization.
I "I will not say," concluded Mr.
I Qnlgg, "whose duty it is to stop these
I outrages. Hut I submit to the serious
, judgment of tho American people that
tho time has gone by when one Chris
tian country can close its eyes to such
outrages and solemnly aver 'I am not
my brother's keeper.' (Applause),
these resolutions may probably be In
adequate, but If they have the effect
he green bnlce I uuc'lual0 u"1 they have the effect
ight with him, lJ s'"'Y''P'o the parties to the treaty
a legal-looking I of 1""'' that the American people
listing his "?." "aching their dlrclcctlon or in
his tlirnut i... action tho warning it convevs imp
OATIIJ.III.XK IIVUK'S WII.I..
Tho rirst Presbyterian Church in
.crowed to the doors.
All that can gain admission arc
there, ami when tlie young minister
(hut recently called) steps to tae pul
pit and begins his sermon densesileiue
lie Is preaching the funeral sermon
over the remains of Catherine Dvke,
whorsi! sufferings arc at last over, whose
pencful face, stilled in death, looks
almost joyous as she lies encased in a
costly casket shrouded in black, cov
ered with (lowers the outward show
of moiirninc. the last tribute to the
dead. The good man. young hi years,
seemingly hardly accustomed to his
position, speaks the words usual 011
occasions like this. "Not dead, but
sleeping.' (ione before. A happy par
ticipant in tho joys of the angels, etc.,"
and the congregation (ilo slowly past,
each gazing upon the white, still face.
Some of them far the first time, mnvnil .
only by curiosity, doing it because
"others' do it. Others with sincere
sorrow and regret; some who will miss
ine Kindly lace ot tno good-iicnrtetl
It is all over lit last. The last of tlie
vast congregation have walked up one
aisle, (iowm theother, have hud their
"look," acoompinled by such remarks
ns "Don't she loik natural," or "How
altered. 1 jivoiili haro scarcely known
I'rt-Muii't, of Mlntl.
Mero coolness will often
ono from a terrible dllliculty
.the necessity of recourse t
fulness. This ia.i'i wns wi.lt in.... ....1
in tlie early days of tho civil war at
Uelmont, Ky., where a Confederate
force, under lien. Cheatham, was ap
proaching tho Tnlon volunteers.
At thnt time the uniforms of Feder
als und Confederates were much alike
anil strange mistakes were sometimes
As Gen. Cheatham was riding out
one day he met a squadron of cavalry
coming down the road toward his po
sition, lie had no sure means of know
ing whether the force was friendly or
hostile. He resolved to ascertain.
Kllltnnr nn ni.i.n.nn'intn.l t...
-....... iw-,1 Uy an or
derly, to within a few yards of tho
troop, ho asked:
"What cavalry Is that?'
!!.,!,Iin.",i,':i;a,v,,lry' 8ir" w,lb the reply.
w .unmm u.ivmry, said tlie Con
federate general. "All right; just
stay wherayou are."
'Ihe Illinolsans had no doubt but
that thu otllcer was a Federal. They
obeyed his order. Cheatham looked
about for a moment and then rodo
back to his own command under the
guns of another Federal regiment,
who, seeing him come from the cav
alry troop, supposed he wus "one of
Mm Acrt-xl With Illtn.
"Speaking about smart fellow.,"
said young Mr. (lurley, "J could bo
weal Btnart if 1 had a mind, .Miss Old
dey." "That's so." replied tho girl. "That's
nil you cYi'Hackcd," .
KANSAS AND MISSOURI.
Julin Hill Form (lie litis.: of Menu-
re. by CurtM, I.oiij; unci D.wkiry.
Washington, .Ian. 38. These bills
were Introduced in the House to-day:
lly Mr. Curtis of Kansas, to remove
the records of .John W. Stevens: to pay
Mrs. Andrew Franklin of llurlington,
jvuiu, xiiu accrued pension that was
due the lato .Andrew Franklin nt the
time of his death. Ho was a veteran
of 181'.' and had a pension of 8.10 n
month. To increase tho pension of
lleverly It. Hurst of Osage City, to eTL'
per month; to py Anna C. WalquUt
of Osnge county, daughter to Jonas
niuquisi, a pension of SU' a month.
Uy Mr. houg of Kansas, to pension
John (1. Ilrilllt lit II mnnllilt. ,...
8S0: to pension Mary I,. Hunker, John
J. Kvan and Kelkpwii n,.n,,.t..t. n ...
move tho charge of desertion from tho
records of Abe Curtis.
Jlv Mr. Docherv nt XtUcni.t , 1..
., i i.,.: y. ', .""."."' iBa,,u
.. imiuuii.- uihcimrge 10 John Dun.
can, late of the Twenty-fifth Mist-ouri
Infantry, and to penidon Allen Place
of the I'ourth enrolled Missouri militia.
C'hiiikiii for Cnlmit Htcitinrr.
Piiii.apki.ciiia, Pa., Jan. '.'7. Tho
Hart Hue steamers, tilvlmr i,i.ti........
this port and Cuba and tho West In
dies, will hereafter bo armed with
cannon and Maxim guns. Captain
Ker, counsel for the owners, has no
tified the collector of tho port that the
Hart steamers will carry bow chasers
and stern chasers.
The SpotTon! Invritleullniu
CiiioAoo. Jan. "fiA sn..t..t
Washington SUVS evni.rtu I....... i ..
, .... " "'" "MUII II
larger deficiency than expected in the
accounts of Librarian Spofford. The
deflclencyso far reported, it is said,
will nggrcgnto 801,000, with tho In
vestigntion yot in progress In tho ac
counts designated as the "trust fund."
hecretary Olney will employ New
ork experts to review tho 'work of
tho treasury's experts In thu last
named account. The authorities nro
uneasily anticipating tho discovery of
further slfnrtft . y
"'iimtiir ll.iiiliroiii:l of North lliiliotii
t r Mori,. 1 1 1 tn.
VV.AqiiixoTov, Jan. .'s Mr. Hans
hrough of North Dakota made a bitter
attack upon Secretary of Agriculture
Morton in the Senate to-day on thu
subject of thu free distribution of
seeds, trees, etc., by the department,
which Mr. Morton has stopped.
Mr. Ilaiisbrough mid: "it is an un
pleasant duty t ho obliged to crltlcl.se
the acts of a cabinet ollicer, but in this
case it seems to mL. there is a great
principle invohed. The essence of
the controversy lies In the proposition
whether an executive ollicer of the
government has the right to wilfully,
tie Iberateyl, designedly and. ai in
I tills case, pieineditntcdlv lunoro
a solemn statnt.. ..f c. ,.',.......? .
,..,. . ,. - ."" -"ilKlv.s-k 1
I ...iiv,v ii can no shown
mi! Honorable secretary of agrl
cuiiiiic I. as disobeyed the mandate
of the leglslatiie branch of the gov
ernment It is apart of his depart
mental functions to carry into effect
any law appertaining to tho affairs of
Ids department winch congress sees
ilt to enact. The. last congress inado
tin appropriation of Sl.io.o m to be used
in the purchase and distribution of
seeds, tices. cuttings, bulbs, etc., as
lequlred by .,w-. Tho sceietarv llrst
s lowed his deliberate purpose to'evaile
this law when he asked the attorney
g neral for an interpretation of the
statute, with reference to the piuehaso
of Mc.N. I here is nothing at nil in
tlie opinion ,,f the attorney general
which is inconsistent with' the prior
work of the department."
Mr. Hiiusbriuigh proceeded to show
that the Secretary advertised for seeds
it a technical way, and receiving no
bids refused to reatl vert ise. The Sen
atfi' ci attuned: "It was thu plain
duty of the Secretary, if he were faith-
fill tO tlie tllM-f.irninii.... ..r .I.... .1.....
. . , .1- s.. w, null. lllll-
antl desired to execute the laws of Ctui-
gress, in nave rcadvertlscdand to havi
earnestly eudcavored in m.i i.i,iu ,.n-..
ng seeds of thekind and character the
law demanded ami the Secretary re
quired. Iustcnd of this, he reject
ed all of the bids upon technical
.rounds, forthwith abolished tho seed
division of lils department anil an
nounced that there would bo no seeds
purchased and distributed under tho
appropriation hill for tlie fiscal year
ending June ;t(), 1MN1.
"In his statement, nmtle before tho
committee on agriculture a few days
ago, the Secretary saltl ho was not op
posed, on principle, to the purchaso
and distribution of seeds, hater in
the proceedings he admitted that from
li s view of the case such purchaso and
distribution would be paternalistic
and in conflict with his party creed.
1 leave the Secretary to justify these
statements one with the oilier.
"Altogether, the position of the sec
retary in this matter is exceedingly
lame. That he deliberately set out to
disobey the mamlateor Congress there
can be no doubt. That ho is person
ally opposed to the purchase anil dis
tribution of seed of any character
whether they bu rare or uncommon or
otherwise, there is no question. And
so we have here a ease in which a high
executive official deliberately bets
aside tho luw of Congress, nmri say
that it is not so much the value of the
seeds or the good results that como
from their distribution, as it is the
settlement of the question as to
whether n departmental olllclal shall
disobey the legislative authority.
"He was opposed to this appropria
tion at the outset ami although it was
his clear duty to do cvervthintr In Ins
power to carry out that law, he has
placed every obstacle In the wuy of Its
execution, ami has tluallv refused to
execute it. Tho proper 'time to dis
cuss the propriety of tho trovernincnt
distribution of seeds is when the act
for thu appropriation for money comes
before the proper eonnnltteu of Con
gress. 1 lie great question is the con
tumacious conduct of the Secretary
Can au ollicer of the executive branch
of the Government, who s in effect a
high salaried clerk, deliantly and
stubbornly refuse to carry into effect
the acts of Congress of the United
DOMESTIC LIFE UNHAPPY
ll.itiolit Ctt, M, IIiiiik lllinsilf .VIlh u
D.Miot.v I'm, Jan. .'s.(Vorg(. c,
t iimmings comuiitieti suicide by hang
ing last night. He was thirty-one
years old. lie claimed Minnesota ni
Ids home. He canie here in June last,
giving his iiaine as Andy Dale, lie
was hunting work and was employed
on farms hereabouts last summer.
December I'.i last he was married to
Mrs. Nellie Stoner, a widow. Their
married life was not very pleasant, ho
being extremely Jealoiis.'anil last week
his wife had him arrested for ossault
anil battery, lint later dismissed tho
For tlie past several days he has
threatened to take his life by cutting
his throat ti ml hanging. While his
...tf.. ...... 1..!...- .,.. I 1 1. . .
dint I i.iiif,ro" mc iien nisi evening
i,"rl. ' 'v''"' i"' ,l"' ''i,,,m "ul ,-vi"tf "
iiiece oi eioiuesiiue over the door eas
ing, with tlie noose around his neck,
, his hands underline leg. lie succeeded
ing strangling himself before his wife
.discovered him. She alarmed tho
neighbors but he died before any nr-
I lived. The coroner's jury returned a
, verdict of death by hanging at his own
hands. He claimed io have u brother
nt Slnldiin. In., ami to own a farm near
ALL CHARGED WITH ARSON
Tin iiey IIojh .Irri'stt'tl ul .Vnrcirn drew
J Out of the Court IIoiihc fire.
Arnoii.v. Neb.. Jan. ','S. -The arrest
of Charles J. ami P. A. Farney. sons of
ex-County Treasurer Peter I'ariiey.and
(of W. !'. Meyers, brother of P. A. Fin
ney, which occurred here Saturday ou
' an indictment charging them with' tho
! burning nf t he court house at this place
J in January. I'.)!, caused quite a sensa
, tion here, and that and the verdict of
ii"i.lv .iiu.TiV.. i . I ' ''.v " t'"' s,,i, h"inst Mr. Farney
le.idvertlscdand tohavu I M. .....i'i.u i, u ,, ,.,. ,i,.. ..!.,.,!
''' "HU I III" M 1111,1-
pal topic of conversation yesterday.
Charles J. Farney was 'his fatlier's
deputy during the greater portion of
IM'Oiind IMU, while P. A. Farney was
deputy during the years IsO'.' and 1MCI.
At the time tlie court house was
burned Charles was book in one of the
banks here and is now cashier of tho
First National bank, of which William
(Shiver is president.
All tint f the young men gnvo
bonds for their appearance for trial,
with William (ilover and Peter Furnev
Ni-i:iN(ivii:v, Neb.. Jan. M. Frank
Perry, the man crushed in the irriga
tion ditch some days ago, has since
died. He lay live days unconscious,
and in fact never came to after being
hurt, lie leaves a wife ami four child
ren in destitute circumstances. Tho
people of Sprlngvlew anil thu neigh
borhood have raised money ami pro
visions which will keep them going for
'i time. It was supposed by the voters
generally when he was running for
county treasurer that he was in good
WELSH MINERS ENTOMBED
Aii r.ilo(ia ,,ir Cii rtl Iff VCrerlo,
Collkrjr nnil KIIIh Miiny Ji,..
Cakpifk, Wales, Jan. 8. An explo
sion occurred in a colliery at Taylois
town near here this morning. Tho
shafts were shattered, and the whole
town was shaken bv thn trmii.in.in...
concussion. Fifty-four miners wero
below when the explosion occurred
and, although several of them have
reached tne surface with tho dead
bodies of their eoiiiiHini.ii.c t. i
, .. A i ..-!, ii, n Mill-
posed that nearly ail the remainder
were killed. Iteseue parties have been
hurried to the scene, but tho woikis
dangerous, as the pit is on fire, hater
advicesnreto the effect that twe.vo
bodies have been recovered from tho
colliery and that twelve men lire still
U'ritrrn Oklnlioniii lii.fi... ,u v,...i.
liC.v.NKSSKv, Okla., Jan. . This
section is indignant over Kastern Ok
lahoma's attack on i s 'i
pointed United States marshal for
Oklahoma, to succeed Nix. Naglo is a
leader in politics hi Western Oklaho
ma and was recommended to the ollico
by nearly every business man in King,
fisher, hi Ileno, Hennessey and tho
strip towns, regardless of politics, anil
the appointment is regarded as tho
best that could be uiudu.
Iaiii-M)ii' Troop U,c Suited.
Duiiiian, Natal, Jan. '.'7. Thu Kng.
lish troops, who wero niembers of Dr.
Jameson's expedition, have embarked
for lhighintl on board tho steamer
Harlech Castle, while tin. ,.i..i..i
troojis, who were taken prisoners at
un- Mime, ume, go ou uonrd tho Hoslln
Will Sft n Kcnulillciiu.
FiiAMii'oiiT, Ky.. Jan. . It Is
learned from a trustworthy source
that at least ono of tho contested
election cases pending in the House
against Democratic mumbers, that of
Werner against Tompkins, will shortly
bo brouirht to a conclusion, the com
mittee having decided to seat tho Ho
SiilllTuiywiu Uult lloiton. .
Hoston, Jafi. 'J8. John L. SuPJvan
has dccldedto quit Hoston an(l tho
Btll8,0 f... tt .
Mel Drill li In it Well.
Fill M ixr, Neb., Jan. '. Orson Hon-
kins, fireman of thu F.lkhorn pump
j scrvle- in tliis city, went to lllair yes
jtettliynn business. While there ho
( .xntiiincd an unused well belonging to
1 the company and thought he would see
if there was anything useful at thu
I bottom. When imi-t loltt- .1, ..,, ,1...
adder broke mill he fell to the bottom
into four feet of water. Kinploves at
once went to his rescue but liu vva-i
Mini Uy Ills .i,ily l.ow..
Lvo.XH, Neb., Jan. ".'H. The remains
of James Williams were laitl at rest
Sunday afternoon in the Decatur ceme
tery. He was shot last Wednesday by
a young lady who was soon to become
his bride, mid died from tlie effects of
the wound Friday. They hail been
Playing with the pistol, and the shoot
ing was purely accidental. Miss Koso
I'ctte, the young lady who did the
shooting, is nearly distracted.
VIcIIiiih of a Uiniimuy.
Nr.wviAN (titovi:, Neb,, Jan. "rf. Sun
day ltev. Cornier and Mrs. Kug
leku of tliis place were thrown
from a carriage by a runaway hor.,o
and badly hurt. The horse became
frightened and ran one mid a half miles
before the accident occurred, when the
wheels struck n slanting place in the
road and threw both occupants out.
Twtliuoiiy nil In.
Fm:io.vr, Neb., Jim. :.';. The testi
mony introduced .Monday hi the big
damage case from Dodge against tho
I'., h. & M. V. rnUi-onil iff... r... t
butttil of certain testimony introduced
In behalf of the defense. The attor
neys for plaintiff say they can refute
some of the testimony to a certainty.
1VII Into ii Itio'iir,
Nkihiaska Crrv, Jan. 8. A young
son of Newton Goldsberry was 'badly
injured while coasting yesterday. On
reaching tlie foot of the hill, instead of
crossing tlie bridge as he intended he
fell into a deep ravine. An examina
tion of his injuries revealed a broken
leg and a dislocated shoulder.
Alilrlch CoiiiiiiIIm SiiIcIiIp,
Kl.woop, Neb., Jan. Uti. Word has
reached here that W. K. Aldtich, (Jos
per's defaulting county treasurer, has
committed suicide nt II,... .,,.. 'IM,..
truth of the report is doubted.
Muring llii) at i:iKln.
L'l.dl.v, Neb., Jan. L'8. (Sreat idles of
line pr.iirie hay lire being stored here,
awaiting better prices.
Formutlnn of un Ice Triut.
Kv.w Yohk, Jan i8. The lee trust Is
rapidly becoming a fact. The mana
gers of tho trust, it is said, have se
cured nit option on practically all the
ico that has been or will bo cut In this
country this winter.
Caiithaok, Mo., Jan. 28. W. E.
Ford, opo of tho largest implement
dealers In the county, failed this
morning, and his store is in thn hi.tv'-
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