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NEWS FROM ALL PARTS OF
THE WORLD *
-V--M. LABORI IS SHOT
DREYFUS' ATTORNEY PROBABLY
Two Men Rush'f rorn a Narrow Lane
and Fire a Single Shot which
Takes Effect in the Counsel's Back
A Paris Sensation. . , . ,
Dreyfus' Counset Shot.
Rennes , Aug. JA'/ ' * Two men ambushed
Maitre LabprfTcounsel for Dreyfus , and
one sh.ot'was fired , hitting Labori In the
' "baclV. M. Labori fell in the roadway. I1-
is still alive.
Maitre Labori left his home alone for the
court about G o'clock this morning. Hi.
residence is situated in the suburbs of the
town , about a quarter of an hour's walk
from the Lycee , the route being along a
solitary road beside the River Vilaine. lie
had reached a point half way on his jour
ney when two men , who had evidently
been lying in wait for him , rushed out of a
narrow lane and one of them fired a single
shot from a revolver. The murderers were
only a couple of yards behind their victim
and the bullet struck Maitre Labori In the
back. The wounded man uttered an
agonized cry and fell flat on bis face. The
murderers immediately fled through the
lane from which they had emerged and
At 7:30 : it was announced that tbe bullet
had entered the stomach ; that there was
no outward bleeding , and that the phy
sicians believe that M. Labori will die from
A later story has it that M. Labori was
-shot in the temple by a man who fired a
revolver at him outside the court , and that
the miscreant was arrested.
SHOT TO KILL.
Two Denver Policemen Killed b'y a
Denver : Two police officers were mur
dered here Sunday by a recruit belonging
to Company L , Thirty-fourth Volunteer
Infantry , now stationed at Fort Logan.
Three soldiers had been raising a disturb
ance in a saloon and officer Tjm Clifford
was asked to keep his eye on them. Oe
followed them for an hour or so and was
about to accost the soldiers when one of
them turned on him , placed the muzzle of
a revolver to his breast and sent a bullet
through his heart. Clifford expired almost
immediately. All three of the soldiers
then started to run , but two were over
taken and captured. The one that did the
shooting , however , continued running ,
with Officer W. E. Griffith on a bicycle in
pursuit. He shot at him twice , the soldier
returning the fire , mortally wounding Grif
fith. He died a few minutes later while
being conveyed in an ambulance to the
station. The entire police and detective
force of the city was sent out after the man.
and searched without getting any trace of
the double mur icier. His two compan
ions , who are now in the city jail deny any
knowledge of the murderer , but from
other recruits who saw the three together
during Saturday evening , it was learned
that the name of the man who did the kill
ing was Wellington C. Llewellyn , and that
he came from Globe , Arizona. A reward
has been offered for him , dead or alive.
There was talk of lynching bhould he be
taken alive , but this seems to have died
A PARIS SENSATION.
New Conspiracy to Overthrow the
French Government Uncovered.
Paris : A semi-official note issued Mon
day morning says :
"A certain number of arrests were made
yesterday as the result of a magisterial
Inquiry and by virtue of article 89 of the
penal code regarding conspiracy organized
for the purpose of accomplishing a change
in the form of government. The persons
Implicated belong to groups of royalist
youths and the. Patriotic and Anti-Semitic
"At the trial of the Nueilly barracks
affair the facts relating to that incident
alone were used as the basis of prosecution ,
but searches were then made and docu
ments seized which led to the discovery of
an organization dating back to July , 1898 ,
and of a plot to seize the Government by
force. The documents leave no room for
doubt , either in regard to the existence of
a plot or as to the chief actors therein.
After a very close watch indisputable proof
was obtained that the same groups were
preparing for a fresh attempt at an early I
date , the proof being such as to enable dis
turbances to be averted by immediate a
measures. The investigation of the affair a
was intrusted to Fabre , the examining h
ANOTHER TOWN TAKEN.
r San Mateo Is Occupied by Ameri iiai
can Troops ain
Manila : A reconnoisance Aug. 12 by
troops of Gen. Samuel B. M. Young's bri
gade , with the object of discovering the
whereabouts of the enemy near San Mateo , aiK
northwest of San Juan reservoir , about ten aiai
miles from Manila , resulted iu the occupa ai
tion of San Mateo. The American Joss
was three killed and thirteen wounded , in
cluding a lieutenant of the Twenty-first hi
Infantry. Twenty-three of the enemy are ai
known to have been killed. w
* " " * * * Agreement Is Reached.
Yancouver , B. C. : According to Hong
'Kong advices an agreementnas been fr
Reached between Great Britain and the la
Chinese Government that the United States in
shall have an exclusive settlement at Han
Trouble with Boers.
. London : The St. James Gazette says
all shipping companies under charter to
the admiralty have been notified to bold all Ai
transports in reserve for Immediate dis foi dr
patch of troops
STATE OP NEBRASKA
NEWS OF THE WEEK IN A CONDENSED -
State Auditor Allows Claim of Chic
ory Company for $17,840.23
About $12OOO of This Sum Due
Producers of the Beets.
Chicory Claim Is Allowed.
State Auditor Cornell has allowed the
jlaim of the American Chicory Company
[ or$11 $ 10.23 , the amount appropriated by
Ihe last Legislature. ' This claim has been
banging in , .the balance in the Auditor's
office for'severalveeks7 but no action re
garding it was taken because of an uncer
tainty as to whether it was the intentjon
of the Legislature to benefit the chic
ory beet producers or the manfacturer.
According to the terms of settlement the
money allowed will be paid to E. E. Balch
of Omaha , who will distribute a portion of
jt among the producers who have sold
beets to the company.
The chicory compans * , which operates
factories at Omaha and Fremont , lias been
buying beets from producers under an
agreement whereby it was to pay eacli
person from whom it has purchased beets
S1.50 additional for each ton bought , con
ditional on the appropriation by the Leg
islature. The price per ton is $10.50 and
the chicory company has paid $9 for each
ion purchased- record of all persons
from whom beets have been purchased has
been kept and the additional $1.50 per ton
will be distributed by Mr. Balch. Between
512,000 and $13,000 is due the farmers under
KILLED BY A LIVE WIRE.
Four Firemen Meet Sudden Death
at an Omaha Blaze.
Four firemen lost their lives in a blaze on
an upper floor of the Mercer building , at
Eleventh and Harney Streets , Omaha. The
fire in itself was in significant , the fatali
ties resulting from contact with a live wire.
When the fire had been brought under con
trol the firemen set to work to
lower the big extension truck upon which
they had been working. Suddenly four
men were working at the crank , lowering
the ladder writhed in-agony a moment and
then fell to the pavement , apparently life
less. In lowering the ladder it had come
in contact with a live electric light wire ,
carrying a current of 2,000 volts. The in
jured men were at once carried into an ad
joining building and doctors xised every
means known to revive them. One of the
men revived in a few minutes and say
ing he was all right started to walk
away. He had only gone about fifty feet
when he dropped dead. Another showed
signs of reviving , but when only partially
rallied sank back and expired. The other
Lwo never at any time showed any signs
5f animation and were doubtless dead
when picked up. Two other men were
Epworth Leaguers Protest.
The Nebraska Epworth League Assem
bly , in session at Lincoln , adopted resolu
tions on the army canteen as follows :
"The Nebraska Epworth Assembly , 7,000
strong , representing a constituency of 50- ,
300. condemns the infamous decision of
Attorney General Gnggs in nullifying the
act of Congress abolishing the army can
teen and appeal to President McKinley to
exercise his authority as Conimander-in-
Chief to carry out the will of the people , as
expressed by Congress , and protect our
soldiers from the injury and outrage in
flicted on them and their families by the
shameful blot on our military system
which is more destructive to life and char
acter than fever , famine and war itself. "
Driver Falls Under Wagon.
A sad accident occurred a few miles
southwest of McCook in which Harvey
Kay Ludwick , a young man , lost his life.
Be was driving an ice wagon to the city ,
following another team similarly loaded.
A.bout 200 rods from the ice house he in
some way fell from the wagon , the ponder-
) us load passing over his body , killing him
nstantly. No one was on the wagon with
lira and so the manner of his death is un-
cnown , the driver ahead only being aware
) f the terrible accident when the driverless
lorses reached him.
Double Tragedy at Arpahoe.
Workmen repairing the high school
milding at Arapahoe brought to light a
louble tragedy. In one of the rooms was
bund the dead body of James Bloodworth ,
i revolver tightly clasped in one hand ,
jjfing partl\T across his body was that of
tfiss Grace Cooper. Both had been shot
hrough.the temple. A note signed by
loth of them stated it was a case of suicide
.nd gave the opposition to their love affair
s the cause.
Creamery Manager Decamps.
C. E. Ingalls , who recently came to this
State from Illinois and established the
Jhadron creamery , has decamped , taking
pith him about $3,000 which belonged to
tie creamery company. Since his de-
larture the plant and sub-station have
een closed and the farmers who invested
i cows for the purpose of furnishing milk
> r the creamery havesuffered considerable
Insect Kills the Hoppers. .
The farmers iu the vicinity of Trenton
re somewhat encouraged in the corn crop ,
s the hoppers seem to be leaving ; also a
reat number are found dead , supposed to
ave been killed by an insect.
Street Fair at Lexington.
The business men of Lexington have
ecidedto hold a "street fair" the last week
L September , beginning Monday the 25th ,
id closing on the 30th with a grand car- n
ival at night.
Xeiv Postofllces. C
Postoffices have been f ;
established at Gary
id Hewitt , Sioux County , with Harriett a
. Grove as postmaster at the former place aS
id Christopher II. Grewell at the latter. S
ad His Hand Nearly Amputated S (
Will Hill , a carpenter of Hastings , had
s left hand nearly amputated by a saw , P
id it was thought for . - vhile that he IT
ould bleed to death. ITei
Black Itcg Among Cattle.
A few weeks ago George Meisner shipped
am the west to his ranch near Shelton a hi
rge lot of cattle , mostly yearlings , and hid ;
the past week blackleg in a serious form
.smade itself felt and several of the R
limals have died. The disease is being si
ecked with the aid of medical science.
Gibson People in Accident.d' '
The family of Frank Blew of Stratford
ire killed in the trolley car accident on law
ig. 6. Blew and his wife and two chil- w
en , Maud , aged 3 , and Melvin , aged 5 , In
rmerly resided at Gibson , this State. fo
PRAISE THE FIGHTING PARSON
First Nebraska Soldiers Declare that
Mailley Is a Hero.
Stories of the heroism of Chaplain
Mailley of the First Nebraska Regiment ,
are reaching this State since the boys went
into camp at the Presidio.uThe chaplain
did more fighting than preaching when
.we were away , " said one of the boys.
"He was always on the firing line with a
rifle whenever there was any fighting
going on , and he was tbe quickest to show
up with chickens Avhen it was over of any
man in the regiment. jWe always used to
wonder how he could jnd so many chick
ens. When things wojild quiet down for
two or three days , then Chaplain Mailley
would disappear ftr" | he regiment , and
you could always , W * in the hospital
ch.eerir/g"up the sicltetricL wounded. He
was all right , our chaplain was. The
boys all liked him. "
The chaplain's version ha s not been '
heard , but his fame has gone'be/ore him ,
for he found an invitation to lecture in
Nebraska in the mail received on tbe Han
cock before disembarking , which\he ac
cepted on condition that the regiment is
mustered out of service. "They can' get
me to say anything so long as 1 am a
soldier , " he says.
Damage Suit to Be Brought.
The trouble which will arise on account
of the fire department tearing down three
buildings belonging to Frank Label at
Wymore , under instructions from the mayor
has only begun. The buildings were
partially destroyed by fire last February ,
and as they were frame the city council
refused to allow Mr. Label to repair them
and recently passed a resolution instruct
ing the city attorney to have the buildings
condemned and torn down. This , how
ever , had not been done , and Mr. Label
put a force of men at work repairing the
buildings. This so enraged the mayor
that he ordered out the fire department
and was himself the leader in tearing the
buildings down. It is very likely that the
city will have to pay for the fun its
Quarrel Among Partners.
Sam Pope , a gambler , was sliot by E.
Jerome , another gambler , at Jerome &
Pope's place , in Fremont , and he will
probably die. Pope was shot five times ,
one bullet entering just below the right
shoulder , one on the right side , one at the
center of the back to the left of the spine ,
one at the base of the right shoulder blode
and one fractuVed the bones of the right
arm. The two men had formerly been
partners and the shooting was the result
of a quarrel while settling up.
Keim Surrenders Himself.
Ex-Deputy United States Marshajl Keim
surrendered himself to Deputy 'United
States Marshal Cooley at Beatrice and ap
peared before the United States Commis
sioner , J. E. Cobrey , jr. , to answer the
charge of extortion preferred against him
by United States Attorney W. S. Summers.
Keim pleaded not guilty and waived ex
amination. Defendant was bound over on
three separate counts , $300 on each. He
Kissing Bug at Dccatur.
A bug answering the description of the
kissing bug was caught at James Neary's
place in Decatur. IIis ( laugher ) was sit
ting on the porch reading when a large
bug struck heron the check. She hastily
brushed it off. The bug was secured and
it answers in every way the description of
the kissing bug. It has been sent to the
State entomologist for examination.
Hilton's Bondsmen Must Pay.
The case of the State againstFrank Hil
ton at Blair is closed and the bondsmen
paid over the claim of the State , amounting
to over $7.800. In defending their case the
bondsmen have spent about $1,200. All
along Hilton has been saying he would
settle with the State , but when the bonds
men made the demand on him he said he
could do nothing. i
Uses Kerosene to tiight a Fire.
Mrs. August Valbright , living sevei :
miles north of Newman Grove , met with a
fatal accident. In lighting a fire with a
full can of kerosene , the can exploded
She was burned almost to a crisp and diec
iu less than six hours after the accident.
Mutilated in a Machine.
Frank Humphrey , an employe of the
King Press Drill Company of Nebraska
City , was caught in a machine with which
lie was working and one of his feet was so
badly lacerated that amputation was nec
Stung by a Rattlesnake.
Mrs. Geo. A. Byrne of Meade was
called to Valley on account of her son
Freddie having been slung on the foot by
a rattlesnake. For two days the little
"ellow's life hung in the balance , but -at
he present time the danger is past.
Stockman Drowns in a "Whirlpool
Alga Arhus , a prominent stockman , was
jathiug alone at Butte and was drowned
n a whirlpool. Death evidently resulted
'rom cramps. _
Nebraska Short [ Notes.
Ashland proposes to hold a harvest home
) icnic this fall.
Neligh stores have tried early closing
ind find it a success.
Senator Giifert of West Point was run
[ own by a horse , fracturing his collarbone
.nd injuring him seriously.
John Abbegler , a plasterer , fell from a
caffold at Columbus and suffered a frac-
ure of the bone in his left thigh. .
The new drinking fountain presented to
he city by the Fairbury Women's Club
ias just been erected in the Court House
The best wheat average reported in Clay
! ounty is that of Ambrose Carlson , Ye-
ona twenty-five acres averaging twenty-
ine bushels to the acre.
It is quite probable that the Lincoln
Jounty Agricultural Society will hold a .
air during the month of September , prob-
bly from the 19ih to the 22d.
Work has commenced on the new High
chool at Blair. When completed Blair
xpects to have one of the finest high
: heel buildings in the State.
There is talk among the local tennis
layers at Superior of getting up a tourna-
tent in the near future. Only home plays -
: s will be allowed to enter the contest.
Knox County is out 6f debt and has
loney in the treasury.
The Saline County fusion conventions
ive been called to meet at Friend on Fri-
ly , Aug. 18 , at 11 a. m.
The case of the State against Gertie
ussell , charged' with infanticide , was
ibmitted to the jury at David City and in
iree hours the jury returned with , a ver-
ct of acquittal. n
York's fine auditorium and theater , the c <
rgest in the State and the pride of York , V
ill be opened about August 21. Eighteen V !
intlred dollars' worth of seats are sold
r the opening night.
fc S f J i 2 * * -
At a quarter after ten Robert Campbell
left the express office with a small canvas
bag under one arm containing twelve
thousand five hundred dollars in gold , and
made his way towards the residence of
the banker , which was an imposing struc
ture standing on the corner of Market
and Sixth streets.
"Smooth sailing at last , " he thought , as
he passed hurriedly down Front street to
Market. "I shall leave the residence of
my Hattie a free man , with my note in
my possession , and I trust with Mr. De-
Rosette's consent to make my sweetheart
my bride. Now , this money I could use
for the balance of the five years ; but why
pay eight hundred a year if it can be
avoided ? True , there is a way that I
might retain it and I think run little risk ,
but I must be cautious I have not nerve
enough to try it. When I get back from
Baltimore I will have time to think the
matter over. There will be other oppor
tunities , and perhaps better ones. "
Thus soliloquizing , the young man hast
ened on up Market street , and at exactly
half after ten the sounding of the door
bell announced to the banker his arrival.
Mr. DeRosette was seated in the library
reading a novel. The bedroom door stood
wide open , and so did the door leading
from that to the bathroom beyond. The
two windows Qf the library , as well as
those of the chamber , opening out on the
lawn on the tast side of the house , were
raised to admit the slight breeze that was
borne westward from the ocean , seven
miles away , and yet , so warm was it that
the banker had discarded his coat and sat
in his shirt sleeves.
"Aunt Hannah , the door ! " he suddenly
exclaimed , as he heard the signal ; but no
ticing that there was no response from the
sable Hannah , he muttered : "Dozing
probably , " and passed through the parlors
out into the hall and opened the door him
"Come in ! Come in , Robert. I am sll
alone. I think the servants , even , have
gone to bed , as none responded to the bell.
I presume Hattie would have remained
below if I had informed her I was looking
for you , but you know late hours for
young people cause dull eyes the next
morning , and then I thought that perhap
you would not desire her to be present.
Herman entered the house not ten mini
utes ago. I presume he would have been
In the library yet but for the fact that 1
told him you were coming to take up your
note , and that there was a private matter
about which we were to confer. He look
ed much annoyed nay , excited. Do you
know , he had the audacity to ask my
daughter's hand to-day ? "
By this time the two men had reached
"I am not surprised , " said Hubert. "I
had surmised that he would , and imag
ined what your answer would be. I know
Miss Hattie has no affection for him. "
"Ah , ha , all bestowed on you , I sup
pose ! "
The young man's face flushed. "I think ,
sir , " he said , "that if I am so fortunate
a ? to gain your consent , I possess a suffi
cient quantity of her regard to be able to
induce her to become my wife. "
"I have not been blind , Robert. I have
seen the trend of matters for some time ,
and I shall be quite content to trust my
daughter's happiness to you. I am satis
fied that you love each other. You have
proved your ability to take care of a wife ,
even though adversity frown on you. I
give you my consent freely , my boy. '
'Oh , thank you , sir. I shall leave for
Baltimore with a light heart , and now
for the other matter. I must not keep
7ou up later. "
"Oh , as for that , it is not yet eleven ;
but on your own account , if you must
leave at four. You will not be gone long ,
[ trust ? "
"I shall be home Saturday evening , four
3ays only ; and now for the note. This
sag contains the coin , twelve thousand
ire hundred dollars. You can see the ex-
jress seal is still intact. Give me credit
! or such sum as remains above the amount
) f the note and interest. "
"Certainly , my boy , with pleasure , since
pou ask it ; but you might as well have
lept it. Hattie , as you know , is an onlj
: hild , and the prospect is that between
rou , you will handle all of Alvin DeRo-
sette's coin one of these days.that ; is , ali
nit a small legacy that will go to Her-
nan Craven , to whom a larger one , I
hink , would prove a curse , and remem-
) rances to servants. "
"God grant that the years before you
ire called away , Mr. DeRosette , may be
nany , " said the young man , with deep
'eeling. "Wilmington could ill afford to
ese you , and notwithstanding my love for
lear Hattie , there would be a void that
: ould never be filled.
'Well , well , we must all go , my boy ; but
will try and remain with you awhile t :
'et , and when I die you must take the
ielm at the bank. I founded that insti-
ution , and I desire it to live after me.
Here the banker pulled open a drawer r :
if his desk , withdrew therefrom the note ,
.nd after writing across the face of it the n
rords : "Satisfaction received in full , this
ighteenth day of August , eighteen hun
ted and fifty-seven , " to which he affixed
is signature , handed it * o Robert with
hese words :
"Keep it as a memento of what you ac-
omplished in two years. "
"I will give it to Jennie , to paste in her
crap book , " was the reply.
"Let's see , " sai the banker , "that will
jave seventeen hundred dollars to be
laced to your credit. I might give you fi
receipt for that. " IT
" .No , no ! It is needless ! " exclaimed S (
tobert. "Merely pass it to my credit to-
lorrow , and now I will bid you- ki
He was interrupted by a jingling of the ki
"Why , who can this be at this time of
ight , " said the banker. "Robert , " he fr
antinued , "you are younger than I am. frw
7ill you see confound the sleepy ser- w
ants ! " H
The young man hastened to the front n .
oor ; sprang back the catch , and open- in
Darkness alone confronted him.
"Who is here ? " he asked.
Naught but silence.
"It is very strange. I surely heard the
bell. Let me investigate , " thought the
young man , and leaving the door ajar he
stepped out on the broad piazza.
He hastily passed from one end of the
same to the other , but encountered no one.
"I cannot understand it , " he exclaimed
as he descended the steps to the graveled
walk. "What could have been the object ?
Some one bent on mischief , perhaps. "
Robert stood for a moment with one
foot on the lower step and the other on
the walk , listening.
Suddenly he heard a sound as of a
smothered groan behind him. * He hurried
ly ran up the steps , pushed open the door ,
and in a moment's time stood in the li
A cry of horror broke from his lips.
Still seated in his chair was the form
of the banker ; but his head had dropped
over to his left shoulder. His glaring eyes
were fixed on vacancy , and a look of horror
ror was on his livid countenance.
He had sunk lower in the chair. A rivu
let of blood was tracing its way down his
shirt front , dyeing it red , and the handle
of a sheath knife stood there , the keen
blade buried in his bosom.
"Help ! help ! There has been murder
done ! Help ! help ! "
In an instant he had seized with his
right hand the bloody haft of the knife ,
while with his left he endeavored to re
strain the body from sinking to the floor.
"Help ! help ! " He drew the weapon
forth , the red blood dyeing his sleeve as
he did so.
"Uncle Alvin ! Uncle Alvin ! Oh , tell
me ! Tell me ! "
There was a groan , a twitching of the
limbs , a contortion of the features , and a
dead man slid from the chair to the blood-
soaked carpet of the library.
"Oh , God , what fiend has done this
deed ? " cried Robert , as he bent over the
still form on the carpet.
A piercing cry answered him , and Hattie -
tie , who had been roused by the cries and
hastily descended the stairs , sunk on her
knees by the side of her murdered father.
At the same instant Herman Craven
rushed into the room.
A cry of horror broke from his white
lips as his eyes fell on the scene before
"Merciful God ! My uncle murdered !
You. Robert Campbell , you standing over
his lifeless remains , and with that reeking
weapon in your hand ? Fiend ! Assassin !
I see it all ! Maddened by his refusal to
give you his loved daughter's hand in mar
riage , you have taken his life. Stand
back from my loved cousin's side , or , red-
handed as you are , I will attack you. Oh ,
my loved uncle ! It was your death cry
that roused me from my slumbers ! "
B "Herman Craven ! " cried Robert , as he
straightened to his full height , "has this
terrible scene crazed you ? You cannot
believe the words you have uttered to be
true ; but rouse the servants and send for
help. The assassin must not escape. "
"Nor shall he , Robert Campbell. You
are the murderer here ! Little did I
dream what my uncle's cries foretold ! "
"Mars Alvin ! Mars Alvin ! Murdered !
Murdered ! And by you , Mars Robert ! '
Old Uncle Duke , who had entered the
room , walked to the side of his young
mistress , who was caressing the dead
form of her father.
"It was I , Herman Craven , who an
swered the summons of the door bell. I
bad been here for a half hour ; was here
by appointment , as you know , to take up
my note. I brought with me a bag of
: oin and received it canceled ere the door
bell rang. I " . >
"Where is this bag of coin ? "
"Why , there upon your uncle's desk ,
where I placed it. "
"There is no bag of coin there ! Villain ,
rou plotted well ! "
"No bag of coin there ? Robbery has
: hen been added to murder. Your mis-
: ress , Hannah , your mistress ! "
Aunt Hannah stood in the door leading
! rom the library to the banker's cham
ber. Her mulatto face was of an ashen
lue and she was shaking as with palsy.
"Dead ! Dead ! My own darling papa !
Murdered , murdered ! "
The cries of poor Hattie were f rantical-
y resounding through the house.
"Poor darling , " said Robert , and as he
itooped , the bloody weapon fell from his
land and struck at her side.
What wonder that she fainted.
Robert was stooping , with a view to
aising her to a sofa that the room con-
"Hands off my cousin , murderer ! " cried
lerman. But already Robert had her
a his strong arms , and in a second's time
ter white form , clad only in a wrapper
he had hastily donned over her long night
obe , had placed her on the sofa , where
he quaking Hannah and her daughter
lillie , who had joined them , were soon
triving to revive her.
Uncle Duke had roused Adam , the car-
iage driver , whom he had sent for Dr.
Jorcum , two blocks away , and he now
e-entered the room. I
"Had we not best lay the body of your II
ncle on the bed in his chamber , Her- IF
mn ? " asked Robert. b F
"Murderer , leave him where he fell be-
eath y.our blow until those arrive who P
-ill take you in charge. Do not attempt j a
ight you are too well known. Watch
im , Uncle Duke , and you , Hannah and
filliej he is your master's murderer. ' ti
Impossible ! " exclaimed Uncle Duke , tiS tid
hile Hannah dropped the bowl of. water d
: pm which she was sprinkling her young
listress' face , and in very terror ran
creaming from the room.
"Infamous wretch ! " cried Robert. "You
now your words are false. For aught I I
now yours may have been the hand that Oi
ielded this knifed OiC OiT
Here he stooped and raised the weapon C
om the floor.
"Help ! Help ! " cried Herman. "You
ould assasinate me as you did my uncle. " 01
[ e dashed through the door , and in an
.stant his slippered feet were descend- fe
g the piazza steps. fefi
"Eeip ! Help ! Murderl Murder ! " ce- fi ]
sounded his roles as he sped dway In the *
CHAPTER HI- , . . , ,
Hardly had the outer door
Herman Craven when Hattie regained
consciousness , and with a long drawn sign
her eyes opened. . . .
"My poor darling , exclaimed
hand her brow.
as he placed one
Seemingly in very terror sherecoiled *
and the cry escaped her lips : "Oh , Godr
Murdered ! My dear father murdered I
And-and by the man I loved !
" darling ! " exclaimed
"Oh/Hattie , my
Robert. "You cannot believe ' me guilty of
this terrible crime ? "
The poor girl threw her hands before
shut out some horrid ,
her eyes as if to
vision as she sobbed : "You were standing-
over him , Robert , with the bloody weapon ,
in your hand , when I , followed by Herman
man , entered the room.
father , who love *
you have murdered my
you well ? No , no , I will not beheve it-
and yet Herman accused you. "
"Hattie , dearest , a suspicion of the pna
who loves you is unworthy of you. Not-
five minutes before I found that fatal-
blade driven to his heart he had consented
willingly to our marriage. I loved your
father. Ask yourself if 1 could have mur
dered him. "
"No , no , I will not believe it. Forgive-
me , dear Robert. But the knife ? How
came it in your hand and blood blood on
your hand and sleeve ? "
"I had just withdrawn it from your-
father's bosom , dear. I called on him at"
the bank to-day and made an appointment
to see him here to-night after ten o'clock
I brought with me a bag of coin , and had
paid a note he held. I have it cancelled in >
my pocket. Just as I was about to take-
my leave the door bell rang. Your fath
er , remarking that it was a late hour for
callers , requested me to see who was-
there. I opened the door. Darkness con
fronted me and nothing more. I walked-
the length of the piazza and called out , .
'Who is here ? ' but received no response-
I descended the steps , wondering at the-
strange occurrence ; for a moment stood
with one foot on the lower step , the other
on the walk. Suddenly'I heard a stifled"
groan emanating from the house. I ran-
up the steps , hastily entered the library ,
and my heart stood still at the terribla
sight that confronted me. I cried out
'Help ! Murder ! ' and withdrew the sheath-
knife from your father's bosom. One-
gasp , and he slid from the chair to the car
peted floor , a corpse. " t
"Oh , my father , my father ! Then it-
was not his voice I heard. "
"You did" not hear the pealing of ths-
door bell , dearest ? "
"No , Robert. I I "
"Fly , Mars Robert ! Fly ! You got no ,
time to tarry here. You'll 'hang. Man-
Robert , hang , jus' lik' you'd killed ole-
master. A nigger can save you. Go
Mars Robert go ! I I "
It was Aunt Hannah who had reentered
ed the room , who had'spoken.
"Are you crazy , Hannah ? The mur
derer of your master must be brought tc < -
"Ain't you see , Mars Robert ? The evi
dence of Mars Herman will condemn you.
The young missie saw 3011 with the bloody
knife in your hand. Mars Herman will
swear that your cries were the cries of my
poor ole master. Fly , Mars Robert , while
you have time. I know you is not the-
murderer of ole master ; but fly ! "
"Yes , yes , Robert ! " said Hattie , quick *
ly. "I feel that you never dreamed of"
this terrible crime ; but Hannah has told-
the truth. Oh , my darling , and now now
that I have enl - you , " and the fair girf
twined her arms about him.
"Poor dear , " said Robert , "you are agi
tated , and little wonder. Robert Camp
bell shall be found by your side , even
though he stand in danger of the gal
lows , and the murderer , the assassin , or
your father shall meet death on the gal
lows. Herman Craven may not be guilty
of this murder , but on my soul I believe
he is. He has doubtless gone in searcfr
of an officer with the intention of de
nouncing me. "
"Xo , no , " sobbed Hattie. "My cousin ?
surely would not murder one who has
been so kind to him. He could not have
committed the crime. Immediately after
I heard the voice , which I supposed was-
my father's , crying 'Help , murder ! ' Her
man knocked on my door and exclaimedr
'Your ' father , Miss Hattie ; your father ! '
He had but just left his room. T had'
thrown my wrapper on , and together wr
descended the stairs. " t
"The murder had already been commit ; *
ted , dear , when you heard those cries \
nit , ah , I have it. " Hastening to the desk
) f the dead banker , who lay beside it. his-
ivan face upturned , he seized a pencil ai ( >
lastily on a slip of paper wrote thesr
'Lang Sellars , Detective.
"Please come to the residence of Bank-
> r DeRosette at once. His dead face is ! t
low before me. He has been cruelly mur-
lered. Robert Campbell. " tI
( To be continued. ) I-
_ _ _
Empty Praise. "
To little men and women of the liter- ]
iry profession , the poetasters and wir
ings , there ought to be something in f i
structive in this
inoted by his daughter , Mrs. Ritchie- ! hi
reading such an estimate of nc- .
* * *
oriety by a man truly great , the iniii- a -
lows may -well consider -whether they
ire not swimming too pretentiously. M
"There's no use * -Y.
denying the matter , .
r blinking at it , now I am become &
ort of great man , in m way all but ii
.t the top of the tree , indeed there , if
he truth were known , an < ! having j * ,
; reat fight up there with Dickens.
"I get such a deal of praise wherever
go that it is rather wearisome to hear
do.u't think my head is a bit turned' %
lease- God , for I have always got my $
wn opinion ; and when men and news-
apers say : 'Our sheet is the finest' "
nd so forth , I know a deal better , anc ?
on't disguise the truth , either. i
"This London world is full of"good-na- iM , '
ured torn-fools , and
directly one be-
ins to cry 'Oh ! ' all the rest ay 'Pro-
igious ! ' " ' '
nited States Forest Reservations 1M
The thirty forest reservations of the I' *
S ± ! f , emace _ an a of 40 ,
en * tes a
emtones. Seven are in the State * tl
alifornia , the largest of wllicl
tea forest , reserve , includes 4,006
M acres. Within the
ears it is estimated that 1
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