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Rl' l&USeIrutrbut you wlUnoVer
$7 tbe clMf tb tbetter It wilt ltteu'bugs
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' -f& nln wtin 4af Aln. .i ,1 tirt-A
i'4,thlbgt Kyhen omejljodyelse got
,f v, auuuu UI.IUUHI.
ASu . Asrs,
tho heroine was named Abby Spruggs,
instead of Violet Tremalne.
Cotton raiscra of Texas aro to bold
another boll wcovll convention. The
boll' weevils have held theirs and ex
press a strong hope of carrying tbq
As Malno editors and fishermen
always tell tho truth, It Is an establish'
ed fact thai a cod caught off KIttory
Point had a six-pound flatiron In Its
SW.T . ..
TflPJLrjfiiCUr'7iMaulation , (ho
.B47.4l!.000. nml vol vmi
wAitHDtlly hear n yournr man say
lii lkAMAa .ti1 nMn nli1 In 41.n ihaI.1
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mm;:H? 'nimmm asfw Mviiae
v;HMpMMiH-Jd aiMWUiim: ITKr-?"? JW'ioi'iwSlHE
jPri-2-. feii i '
V-" Ujs stated that, John Wnnamakor
V '?gan llfo wlthout a dollar In his
it '-packet." Thorp Is also ground for the
- npveuei joun ucgan me wunont even
The irritated and exasperated Jap-
ane8o aro now calling IlURsia "rokoku"
and ;ono doesn't need to know Japan
ese to see that it doesn't mean "you
Budd Doblo says Lou Dillon will trot
In 1:C5 or lens next season. If Oliver
Weudoll Holmes wcro still allvo he
would probably suy Budd Is tulklng
through' his nose.
Tho Toronto World warns Uncle
Sam that in'llrao Canada may think
seriously of. forcibly annexing terri
tory utolenr,from her by tho United
states. This is alarming.
Mario Corelll has been awarded
damages of half a cent in her libel
suit ngulnst an English editor. As a
matter of simple fairness Mario ovight
to uho the monoy for advertising pur
poses. Pi of. Xangley wants tho world to
understand that ho hasn't been
rrushed, clthor by his bad luck with
bis aerodrome or by tho newspapers.
Here's hoping Jiiat ho'U fly by proxy
The thoughtful Burlington Hawk
eyo counsels its Sunday readors to
"aold pdsslmism in prayer." No mat
ter how down-hearted you may be,
don't give tho Almighty any Inkling
of your wal feelings.
The Chicago physician who de
clares that wo would bo a healthier
piopla It wo bathed with water less
'frequently apparently forgets that wo
are not all comic opera prima donnas
nnd can't afford to batho in milk.
If the Dowager Queen of Italy has
married an engineer sho probably did
It becauso Hho liked him and not bo
eaiiHc ho was the only fellow sho
could get. Her fortune amounts to
kcveral million dollars, mid she might
even havo hud nn Kngllsh lord If sho
had wanted one. v
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IU in fhelll'Uc ('Mi?Tft,1,
lm--. fcft Pi.-liiiA AdCAl .A'
Luis Catloff ncofjnteteteriot
i affairs, auMgotaflKealflAl
rrai HQycs' vwasMngioB'B-iQi
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V 'tfAV53!,A,; 3T
P'lf tho cxplanatUwwhicfctheUiHed
iress is oi a aipiomaii.cnn.rucior: an?
iwer- cieany mo iouowing:poiMa:
."By the treaty-of I8'4g thest)
itntcfi did not acaulrn fnhfroli'
'intorooanld, tfaiwlty but entered,' -fnto
ouiiguions oywnirn. rqr compenM'
." "Vt"tW United etafca tfEbrrrnnont
ltf'Njt 41 ran I. Mew.
iur iHTurn jyu Kuuraniecu ihq npuiraj
Jty, pjroMtt' ,n'dl sovereign! oi the
'Istbirawthe feoVcrolKnlV beliwTnWviHl-
' -j ta. ( t
provonthe',Kdvornri(Snt"of ColbmblaUpilnty of- Tfoyd, in.th
B'tjio ib6ltbPivvlto"ghtpraHjArhfid!i.tho com
to subpaU-thOHi to Colombian jmhta
'Sft0' Un,tcd J?)" ,!."' itPtv)3r' prgg
MtCm) Colombln,. aRnipnt rforpji(iic InYa-
Interfered t prqvcntthlc'lncriJpMii
uw naiub iv hub m-vii ucvuueti oi ine
rlKbta iRrantd ot- at Cotombl&'ii rr.
quest. OnIy-tn this. Infitunco-'baK. M
f Interfered, on Jta'wn Initiative; wltuj
ibbi HWBiTjuieci jr proiecunif ,tne
"If thefguSraptrq of n5utrarityrwere
to ,bo Rooked.' unoniu 'pVIvUegc, It
ou!ih praveatthe Sovereign" goVoril-
mtmt rrora Heeptaic pnterwot tho tqtb
mug, vhlchjs aalnit;tb .rtoclple'B of
rhir Hay-HerranTcanal treaty did
noL iodlfy-Hie-'obirgBtlonB Vhlch the
unUH sBt&ies . contracted by
.treaty of .1846 to' 'guarantee tha
Jl,1 v'Hfoou . intnDi hv rii.fl
Ut.A's j. V.-M-iLy & i
muc.7. r nri-i.i jlb;.v. .; - ,-,
V'TrOrdftr.Bltfn' 'liv thA .TTnltcil
SUtpBgovfern Mmtfr Us navy Wld
TERRIBLE RAILROAD WRECK
Uty PaoplQ Killed atLiturel Iluu, l'ann
Whllo rushing at topmost speed
through the darkness along the bank
of tho Yoiighioghcny river, tho enst
bound Duquense limited train on the
Baltimore & Ohio railroad dashed Into
a plia of lumber at Laurel Run, Pa.,
killing Borne slxty-thieo porsons, and
lnlutlnj: More than thirty others.
befor u topp:etr-o-.JJfltf Voral
R' m0flt ,nt0 tUe ,ey watm of
. Knglneer "William Thomloy was
mailing up time when he suddenly saw
a diarlc object on the hack. Ho Bhut
off ttcam, opened the sand valve, ap
plied the air brakes and reversed tho
engine, slacking the speed of the train
so suddenly that passengers and train
men were rolled fiom tho seats In a
Tho train, composed of two baggage
cais, two day coaches, one sleeping car
and a dining car, almost Immediately
truck the lumber pile. The train
lloughed along for a considerable dte
tane, tearing tho cars to pieces under
the tevoltlng forces, passengers Jump
ing, screaming, falling from tho wreck
aa It dragged along. Suddenly the
locomotive swerved to the left and the
con'.-hes plunged over tho embankment
down to the edge of tho Voughloghcuy
den. Vfoort Tf III Tnke II t Tarn
To some of the senators who have
paitlcularly Interested themselves in
the pending Wood nomination with nn
eye especially to tho protection of somo
of the veteran officers of the army, the
presiaeni nas expressed hlmsolf very
plainly to the effect that these officers
havo nothing to fear In the Immedlnte
future. As It was pointed out to him
that tbero was considerable annrchen-
Ion among the friends of these army
otneers lest upon the retirement of
General Chaffee with the rank of lieu
tenant general, the president might ap
point Maj. flen. Leonard Wood to be
Ileutenaut general, Involving tho
"Jumplug" of a, number of dlstln
gulshed general officers jvho never
wouiu nave a chance to attain tbe h ch
eat rank by reason of General Wood's
Incumbency in the place for the Jfteen
years, the president has explicitly det
ciarea mai ne pas no sucn intention
By gaining round after round-of ap
plause the orator cllnbs the ladder of
Antboujr Comtock Oangarontly III"
Anthony Comstock, secretary of the
Bupprcsson of Vice, is seriously 111 ai
his home In Summit, N. J. Two mouths
ago he was tbroun down stairs in
Bridgeport, Conn,, whllo attempting to
arreet a plyslclan who was charged
with circulating obsceno literature,
Several ribs were broken and he waB
badly bruised, but bo attended to his
'business until indications of Internal
.'rwaica- " ; l - - r.
n 1' II !! I. ,. . .-. . 4 T
MCokftf'man-Klwicl'fi bill to'rwMora
a tipiHrwwiacrB.on in(j, jortitanaaii
". tu i
i r'r .t ' :
fandi.byj vlrttfa it 'UieBontestead
JaVrBt5llie'UnlteirV!atea 'uuon .the
'-.lli.Mi.-'i.t V;j-r. ... e.i..i Vi..
minrtryrewrvatloV 5 t.hV.Bttea
i(urRHK.,Rnr .-sqihii ukck,- a Dan
DperfcdtQ ,MttWhti ,$
JcqwWt.Ib drdeto acqtilre,tltlp' thery-j
.tSM&oUttcombly Hh vlhe JhpjnsTeW
lawaioMWtfaltod, Sttft and' to .pay
hoime of "icprtsenUUfl 'f Uie;Unlte4
nwes1 ot -Ainricww jfaagress aBe
td;.thAt all pct-MMfifho-under, JB
by',vlrtuevof thoLbGAlicadjRvB tro
oier;5tWuU of tbe jUnlk ..Btatea
'liaVoNfhadeTlentry, and parfectW,Utlo to
.jifyVof tho agricultural lands "upon th6
-ForCKandall "Unlte'd qtatoa military
reservation, abandoned .as aucb an4
opened rlojuettlcmcnt, altuated In"Uia
k Um. state, of SouthrlHRAkmt all"
lerarn'who so rajW?lBWttpbn any!
or .saldJlaBda. bur hav67nov?perfcctd
ineIrv,Utfe;.therWa'hd wno",inar, here'
.1itfit4pecfct hrtltle1therjte, ahd
taiw'ahothpr hoiilrstcad" under the laws
f .th Uiilted' yStateti,'knd; perfect tl(le
wiereio, na ninorejQmcaieau'riniB
had not been exercIstiV upon any, or the
lands' aforesaid. Provided ,, tbaticont
mutdtlon twder' section. twenrVLhM'
UYmdrejfVand pno'of tha re vised-sttittrtea,;
lit nu aiiiTiJtiiiiviii. imcivuj uaj fin niiu-
liar Ktntu(oiphalhInot.bft! ncrmttted of
ffh entry mIMo uTer;thIs act Pjcoyldei
.further", thatuny petprtyde9rljrg'ta
wUUthq 6hcrflllng' paperaC're
11I!V WliUlHVl-VHlJ;" lW. kf UJj fcVI
quired' -ly law, glviaaxthe
'ef tho tract tnrmprWpftter&t'Ajtitl'
iilimtiAi,1r AtWrv oitl ttArAr.TiA'lMnA
ofllco Avherd mado, or oVljiwr'sufflcleiil;
uaitv io numit .oi, icaaiiy laenuiying
H on tho offlcfal record'.!. .' '
I ill naMW II
Is bill will' not- encounter tbe
'slahLjBb opposition and 4nayr' reason-
Be expected .titpMS'congreMJa
WUt b0 Morf;ClrrB-BtliMttr ol
V a Arreaifatr AartSr-
!", i - . Vi.j." n.fj
ia navjng reacnea-.ine,!
j.-fv .. .- ij
xft roadi.of JkCta!
MMn1.lln) amV ll.' ilia. f' nr'ii.lln i rf.a
IUMIUIIV. UUIUV. Uia,t WvVtflBTljBUU
negligence in rapr6ad7yrecko4JiOteU
rides, etc., and held .for loM5Mbdji
without trial, tho United -SUte aat-
baasailor to Melxqo Was dlreLedVjlWr
aocreiary Jiny to examine mio inese
cases and bring the subject to'.iheaty
tentlon of the Mexican government.
with a view to ameliorating the c'ofij:
dltlons which appears to exist, At-fc
consequenco of Mr. Clayton's represen
tations to tho Mexican foreign office
an'lniDortaut circular letter haa'been'
Issued by the Mexican department, of I
justice and sent to tho district ana
avMb nBint ihiTSJ33inSnd7rtR
prlsonnVent of such railway employes
except on a strong presumption of
guilt nnd directing them In all cases to
oxpedlte tho Judicial proceedings aa
rapidly as possible.
Another Rockefeller Gift
It was announced at tho forty-ninth
comocatlon of the university of Chi
cago that donations amounting to $1,
8&0.002 had been received from John
D. rockefeller, founder of the univer
sity. Of this amount $1,500,000 Is in
real estate, Improved and unimproved
In the Immediate vicinity of the uni
versity, which was formally trans
ferred by Mr. Rockefeller. For cur
rent expenses of the university during
tho year beginning July 1, 1904, $245,
000 was given: $55,000 was donated for
tho completion of the power plant and
Improvement of tbe grounds and $50,
000 Is given by Mr. Rockefeller for the
work of excavation and exploration In
lol mailer Mint Maka flood.
Tho ntidltor for the postomco depart
ment made an Important ruling today
affecting a Nebraska postoffice, that all
postmasters are responsible for every
dollar of public money received at
office. This covers a.11 shortages or em
bezzlements by subordinates who may
have been employe. ough the opera
tion of the civil service law. In other
words, the postmaster is not permit
ted to employ his subordinates, yet
must stand responsible for their acts.
It will require an act of congress to
reimburse Postmaster Crow of Omaha
for the $2,000 embezzled by Stamp
Ohio Hirer In Dangerons Caadltloa
With the Oblo river frozen over and
great gorges at many places, tbe rise
of nearly three feet threatena danger
for all kinds of craft. Several ateamera
are Icebound, at Cincinnati and vicin
ity, and If a thaw cornea and. tuddea
rise, great damage will be done.
Typhoid in FMUbarc
Typhoid fever is rapidly increasl
in Pittsburg, Pa., and threatens to
take on the character of an epidemic.
For the first twenty-two days In De
cember there were 410 cases and dur
ing the last twenty-four bqurs nine
new cases were reported. This breaks
all previous record?, The disease Is
virulent and a large proportion of those
taking ck aro dying.
Some men make enemies Instead of
friends because it'ls less trouble.
-uiiiry, reeervMion ,, mcir nomeaiea
rfghtBHlH behead Trtth t)nt6reat by
dent, tit Bovd coHtv Neb.7
A . ' r V. ' '
Uie apph!e vaiuo ot BUI liinqs-io tut
R6vernJnentthcreforft, , -;y
,4-3'De It enacted'. bys the aenate' arid"
aa mar mm
O.REaU.Nl.0 U T
'' 'i " agsaggMgpjMatefaWB1 ," m.
By A. L. MarrM'AurWK-fMlne Own Imlllar Friend," etc.
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(TopvrAtMt '91 i
6 jr oa $
Cnow me? Of course ho do
wasfhereply. ''Didp't I bily hi
a. dnAkefo' old Irish woman, nnd i
hJsiaWlcs fo him? "And do '
.thlnlifc'fl 'going to.forget that,lhougb
iiu io umj i ujitnji
They.rfeinlned pacing tip, and down
tpPfgardeVpaths unttjl.-llt , flatf quite
dU8K;UieVfocl6r persistently- con-
vrslngrori'heerfill nublcctB! aUd re
fusing Ap oi ivy ino convemauon. o
taka mjbrbidVtarn', y '&"
k . r .jv . .. . - i . i v.
iAt, nlii,'ilfflakt8uppor..-vas 'Served,
consiHungsoi. yejiou iowi ".ami sail'
4 W li's .''
. ynnr i ir
a-. rf- t
Thejtame robtlno liavl rig .been qb
flori'cdason "th'PBrevrous oecnulnn.
.t 71 I a n l
atlon of -tha
iHw - tausciT - lf -
"ii.k riimr - -
ctaufuCaliTr" father. 'Xtr
thal itftrit s-ntllt rlttat Virto.
Be8setinyiHi'ir)B., Inline shapo of fire' t
t "Know me 7 Of
arms, but ?iatf-irfwayBU:e romiirJi - r
able for an unusual amount of nei v-
oii'iiCBS, almost Amounting to horror,
with rcgnid to an thing of the kind. In
consequenco of an accident, with n
tragical termination, which ho had
onco witnessed Dr. Jeicmlah Cait
wright, recalled at this Juncture, hero
btated hh firm conviction that the
wound had not been self-mtllctod,
which ho proceeded to prove, to his
own satisfaction and tho entire be
wilderment of everybody else present,
by the old of a groat many polysylla
bic expressions and n torrent of pro
fessional phraseology, which swept
everyone off their feet, but which, on
being filtered down for tho benefit of
tho unlearned, merely amounted to
tho following facts, viz., that tho edges
of the wound, by which the bullet had
made Its 'entrance, were torn and
lacerated, ns Well as blackened and
burnt by the action of the gunpow
der, that tho skin In the vicinity of
tho wound wns blistered, the bleeding
slight, and chiefly from tho oilflco of
exit, and tho two openiugs In tho
scalp nearly opposite each other.
Dr. Cartwrlght. having brought his
evidence to conclusion, now gavo
placo to nnoHior wltneBs, and one in
whoso power it might bo to help to
unravel tho mystery. This last was
the guard of tho 4:30 train an in
telligent looking man, who, with a
bandage round his head and one arm
In a hllng, bore tokens of the Injuries
ho had recoivod In Jumping from tho
train whllo It was In motion.
On being questioned as to what he
know of the matter, ho replied, with
out .any hesitation, that he romcm
boreT,tho fourth carriage from tho
'cnVvell, and the passengers that
It iraskiijed. In that particular com-
flga'res tnat tn" wa8 n,oro
jTrrlage referred to?"
tdcortaln he was. "There
if them. He could swear
yt one of them, tho taller
v "ifv. lUP him handsome to iock
thtAwfcjat they might have tho
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"And did you lock them In, nnd aro
qulto sure that thoy wcro both to
gether In the carriage when tho train
"Certain suro ho was. Ho see them
both together In the compartment as
tho train passed him, just before ho
swung himself Into his van."
Being asked whether there was any-
y .(U ...
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'"You'll -tako n-10k'Rnfl'a"w nt Jim
a jfrlt.jof tlioalf said? the ho
piUbTo'iltt(ian;im;li6 "piled bis
: v '.'.t-
, t J L ,-' a"--i7
' T,rje other1 paeaepaer.r
HriArU-ln,r l'lJl.-.!. ' If.
dedicated Jo tho Jtowlng bowl ami tho
'.lirornotronrof, hocI&I -IntercoliVso
,WCIKlfjypKOSWWJV, . v ,
rM:wenivinroHgnurloriH or' uent -
umE 3 ssr- .in-iMM, -sssr
f HI SEP --L 'SaFEfLfV
I vi UJll-sJaT w TMMn-dWmmMtAiJ7-ttMurm
" Wl'I'MVlfcl taLWavK, mmk iiWiarT W iflii
& Ani isli: m-- w-m t v&grimrb r --aw
:. frMWIBTM"m.trTbL--.wfc-' mWrt.3. &
& vriHll ' ill V '"' --.ryisSt-. -T?UW
i JF&fMwm "tagff''iBnir iiTnii ' wr i
t . rv "vrr-- y?T 'ZfFWi
l I Publliitng
S tit I t A .
ut cltlicr of them that helped
attention upon them, he an-
d ihaf(bo taller nnd thinner of
two though they wero uotn oi
tall -and woll-growcd seemed
uncommon pcrtlcisier auoui pici.ing
out a carriage to bis mind. Ho no
ticed him looking Into several before
he fixed upon that identical compart
ment! nnd when he had, ho beckons
to him (tho guard) and says, 'Look
herd' ho says, 'mo and my friend, wo
don't want nobody elso getting In
hero. Wo want this hero cnrrlngo to
ouruelvcs till wo get to London. Tnkc
this,' Jio.eays, 'and don't you lot no
body qlse In whatever So I nays 'AH
right; air,' and locks the door, nnd
thinks to myself, 'Anybody would
think ns It was n couple of honey
niooners instead of two elderly
"Could ho Identify tho body of tho
gentleman who bud been shot as tho
companion of tho other7"
He both could nnd would; except
that thero had been a sort of a smllo
on lilg face then nnd he looked very
different now. In fact, bo had struck
hlni (the guard) In spite of tho tip
wlilch Ihff other paity gavo him ns
bqlng by fnr tho agreoabler and most
pleasant-spoken gentleman of the two;
and lie had been most uncommon sor
ry that he i had, on recognizing the
body,-because, you see, he had quite
mado. up Ma mind that ho had cs-
nned nfl well as the other oae.
Being; asked to explain hlniBcir, snld
JJ'e didn't seo much what there wns
explain. What he meant was that
iiu inougiii. mni u ouo gone goi on
bcqt free, "tho other might havo done
"What did ho mean by tho other
hnUug got, off scot free, and what
wnslilB uutharlty for speaking ashc
in pie cnoitgh. Being
the train, ho was con-
I hpfnlta lV nnthinir imill In. fntin.1 film.
self thrown violently on tho floor.
course he does."
- IJoeorfrjfir n'mself. he jumped fiom
his van nnd alighted on his feet, but
was struck by a fragment of some
thing and Knocked down. Ho rose to
his feet again, though .suffering from
wounds in tho head, hand an kneo,
and saw a sight the llko of which he
had never seen before. With his keys
in his hand, he ran up and down the
lino, hardly knowing what he was
doing. As smm as ho began to get
his senses back, which had been pret
ty well knocked out of hlui, ho un
locked all tho doors of tho carrlagos
tint he came to, though they were
already unlocked on ono side. After
he had dono all bo could, ho went and
sat down by the side of tho line, for
he begnn to tuin faint and dizzy.
Whllo ho sat there he saw a tall,
rather thin, elderly gentleman mak
ing his way slowly towards him, who
limped u llttlo ns he walked. Aa this
latter camo neater he rocognled him
as being tho samo Individual who had
given him tho tip, and told him to
keep anyone elso from getting Into
Witness noticed that his faco was
ghastly, and that he bicathed llko a
man who hod been running u race,
but naturally put It down to tho ter
rible shock and the fright caused by
tho accident. As ho came up to him,
he (tho guard) spoke to him and
said, "Glad to heo you're safo, sir!
hope tho other gent is the same?"
But he only stared at him In a queer,
dazed sort of way, without making
any answer, and passed on down tho
At last, after somo debate, the ver
dict agreed upon was:
"Wilful murder against some person
or persons unknown."
Ted Burrltt and his friend the doc
tor left tho place together.
"What will be your next step in
the matter?" asked the latter.
"First, to take my father's body
home then to look for his mur
derer!" CHAPTER XIII.
Early In tho evening of tho same
day Dr, Jeremiah was bidding his now
friend "good-byo" as he baw him off
from tho station.
Tho train puffed slowly out of the
station, and tho last view Ted had
of tlm llttlo men showed hint stand
ing at tho end of tho platform and
waving hU spectacles after him. Ho
gave him n paitlng salute out of the
F l (." anfl
In his heaVftnTiir.1 JAcir'into his sent
with n sigh nnd began to review the
ovents of tho last few days.
"Wilful murder ngalnut some person
or persons unknown 1" .
And ho hnd to break this, ns well
as all that wont before it, tb tthoso
two women at home. A growsotno
Well, so much tho worse for the
man who had been tho causo of It nil.
So much the worse for him when tho
day came for reckoning up accounts;
tho day that would seo him in the
criminals' dock; tho day that would
placo n noose round his neck. And
tho joung man felt that that would
bo n day well worth waiting for, oven
though it might bo indefinitely pro
longed. But ho would never rest, and never
give. up, until ho had helped to bring
It about; for It Boemed to him Hint
revenge would bo Incomplete and
robbed of half its sweetness unless it
were, his foot that helped to dog tho
murderer nnd his hand that helped
to hurry him to n felon's dooui. Oh,
yes, ho must bo an agent, It not tho
chief, at any rato an impoitaut one.
He hoped among his father's letters
nnd papers contained In a sealed
packet, which ho carried about his
poison to como upon something
which might help to set his feet in
the right track.
Then tho thought struck him, if ho
could find that letter! Tho ono that
came less than n week ago! If it had
not been destroyed! And why should
It have been? Unloss nnd ho re
called that, at tho tlrao, distasteful al
lusion of Dr. Cnrtwrlght's unless
there wero bomcthlng compromising
But he rejected tho idea now, nn
ho hnd then. No doubt he would bo
ablo to find the letter. It was most
probable that it was included among
those Other pnpers which wcro even
now in his possession.
Meanwhile, at Magnolia JvOdge, the
days had dragged heavily along. Mrs.
Burrltt halng once taken to her bed
(n recumbent position being looked
upon by her ns the most propor-end-becomlng
onejji- -which lo encounter
affliction)" immediately upon receipt
of tho sad tidings had not slnco suffi
ciently recovered herself to leave It
again. "Grief," she qpld, "always had
'a peculiar effect upon her spine, and
she didn't know whether It was the
bllpdH' being down, or tho sight of her
widow's cap, but Bho couldn't help
fecllngthat she was not long for this
world. Anyhow, they must not grieve,
but bo sure and bury her by tho sldo
of their denr futhor." All this could
scarcely bo said to add to her daugh
ter's spirits, only, there was so much
to bo done, that she had, fortunately,
llttlo time . In which to indulge In
morbid reflections on hor own behalf.
There were letters to bo written,
dressmakers to be interviewed, nnd a
host of other things, which must be
done whether tho Iiouho bo ono of
Joy or mourning.
It was about half-past seven on
Tuesday coenlng when she heard tho
sound of 'wheels. She hastened into
the hall and met her brother. The
first glancri bhowed her tho alteration
that had taken place In him. He
looked very worn and full of trouble,
much older, and she thought, touch
sterner. Sho hadjbofu In tho inblt
of regardlng"infn ns a boy w ho
not barely three years her senior?
now he looked a man, every Inch of
him. A hasty greeting passed be
tween them, and then sbo went to
prepare her mother for hla arrival.
Mrs. Burrltt was dozing, and her
daughter hesitated for a moment be
fore rousing her. As she stood, wait
ing, she heard heavy footsteps ascend
ing the staircase footsteps of men,
who were cairylng something of great
weight. She knew what it was. They
came on slowly past the door of tho
room in which she was. Then, after
a short time, sho heard thorn descend
ing the htnlrs again; the door of the
house was closed, and at the same
moment her mother woke.
(To bo continued.)
HIS RIGHTS IN THE CASE.
How an Aggrieved Man Might Abolish
Cat Concerts. s
A retired citizen in tho southeast
section has been greatly annoyed by
tho howling on his own fence and
shed In the back yard oi a big black
cat In the neighborhood. Not being
able to sleep, ho called upon his ati
toincs the other day to discuss with
him what could bo dono in the way
of -getting rid of tho cats.
"There the cat sits every night on
my fence," tho sufferer explained,
"and ho yowls nnd yowls and yowls.
Now, I don't want to get into any
irouwe with my neighbors, for I ani
a lover or peace, but I would like U
Know if I anunot justified In puttlnj
a stop to It?"
"Certainly." renlled tho lawver.
"I am well within my rights if
snoot the cat, then?"
"Urn, well, I would hardly like
say that," answered tho lawyer, "TJ
cai uoes not belong to you, as. I
derstand the case?"
"And the fence does?"
"Well, then, I think I may safl
say mat you nave a perfect right
pun uown tho fence." Washlni
Standard Oil Branch..
The International Oil Company!
Jnpau, which Is a branch of the SP.
dard Oil Company, Iiqb a largo rofbf!!ry
nt Navetsn, besides owning important
wells on tho western provlncos, Six-tv-elght
native companies liavf been
forced to combine, so that thejc are
now two competing companies, neither
of whom has one-fourth tho capital
of the International company,
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