Western news-Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1898-1900, September 14, 1899, Image 6

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Pour Masked Man Blow Up the Ex
press Car with Dynamite and Take
Everything at Cochise , Arizona-
Bandits Escape.
Arizona Train Robbery.
Cochise , A. T. : Express train No. 10 on
the Southern Pacific was fobbed here Sun
day night by four masked men , who blew
the safe open and took everything in sight.
The amount of their booty -is said to be
small. The train was stopped , the engine ,
mail and express cars were cutoff from the
rest of the train and run a mile farther up
the road , where the bandits stopped to
complete their work. The express messen
ger was forced to open his car and the rob
bers attacked the safe with dynamite.
The strong box was soon blown open and
the contents taken by the thieves , who
hastily departed. They were last seen go
ing north on foot and a posse started on
their trail immediately. The dynamite
used on the safe blew out the side of the
express car and tore up the floor. There is
no clue to the identity of the robbers.
Steamer from Key West Brings
Fever Among Passengers.
New York : The Mallory line steamer
Lampasas , which lias arrived from Galveston -
ton and Key West , brought ninety-five
passengers , of whom sixty-six embarked
at Key West. Four of tlicir number are
now patients at the Swineburne Island
Hospital. J.M. Burley has developed yel
low fever and three others are sick , all
showing S3rmpU > ins of the dread disease.
When the steamer arrived the passengers
and crew were inspected. The twenty-nine
Galveston passengers and one immune
from Key West were sent to the city , and
the remainder were left on board the
steamer at quarantine. Sunday all of the
Key West passengers with the exception
of Burley and the three others were re
leased. Burley has been treated with the
yellow fever scrum and others will be
similarly treated should their' ailment
prove to be yellow fever.
Bishop Willis Says State of Affairs
There Is Unsatisfactory.
Honolulu : The Rev. Fred Willis , Angli
can bishop of Honolulu , returned on the
Warimoo from a visit to Samoa and the
Fije Islands , where he went as the repre
sentative of the bishop of London to hold
confirmation at several churches.
"It is impossible to express an opinion
as to what is likely to happen next in Sa
moa , " said the bishop. "The tripartite
agreement , was still in force when I leflfc ,
but it is , of course , not satisfactory , and as
long as there are three powers trying to
get ahead of one another the island cannot
go ahead , but no one can say how any of
the powers are to be induced to withdraw.
The British warships Torch and Tauranga
where at Apia when I arrived , and one dc
German ship. The Tauranga was relieved frA
by the Pylades. There were no American A
war vessels there. " of
Shot by Henry Pry , a Huckster , who er
Commits Suicide. erw
St. Louis : Win. E. Pape , general super Or
intend of parks and a factor in politics , Orm
was shot and instantly killed Sunday night tr
at his home by Henry Fry , a huckster , who lit
shortly afterward committed suicide. Ac
cording to statements made by Fry , Mr.
Pape had promised him a peddler's license
for some political service rendered , but Ni
had/withheld it. Fry drove up to Mr. da
Pape's residence and called him to the gate. beth
A wordy war ensued between the men ,
which ended in Fry drawing a revolver Clwl
and fa.tally shooting Mr. Pape. The mur '
derer jumped into his wagon and drove
rapidly away. Mr. Pape's son and a police
officer gave chase and gradually overhauled
the fleeing man. Fr- , seeing that capture sa
was certain.jplaced the revolver to his coi
mouth and lired , the ball lodging in his ch
brain. coi
Pour Men Killed by Accident iu
South Carolina.
Columbia , S. C. : Sunday night 200 feet las
of trestle on the Columbia , Newberry and ski
Lourens road over Broad River , near this Co
< Jiry , gave way under a train load of gran un
ite. Sev.eral cars and an engine fell fifty al
feet into the water * The following were
killed :
SILAS KENNICK , fireman.
, a negro.
Unidentified man with head severedfrom
bodj" .
Fatal Head-On Collision.
Erie , Pa. : A head-on collision on the
Philadelphia and Erie railroad , seventy fro
miles east of this city at Tiona , resulted in
the death of II. J. Gerlach , engineer , and
the injury of three other trainmen. Engineer
gineer Gerlach failed to see a .set target
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and clashed into another freight that was
about to take a siding to allow him to pass.
Eight Persons Injured. chii
Loraiu. Ohio : Eigut prisons .were more latt
or le.5S injured Monday as the result He
of ahead-on collision between two motorcars for
) r
cars o.n the Lortm and Elyria electric lilie
during a dense fog. Both cars were
crowded and weiv running at full speed. . SI
ft'pgrocs Jailed. wo i
Milan , Mo. : Clint Hay and Mary Rooch , hea
negroes of this city , were jailed here idle
Thursday night on a warrant charging I ;
them with infanticide. The evidence 'I.
against themjs said to be conclusive. StOA
* " ,
Kansas City Commission Firms Said
to Have Lost Heavily.
Kansas City : The Journal states that
within a few weeks past upwards of $90-
000 has been taken from live stock "com
mission firms of Kansas City by a band of
swindlers , seven men and two women ,
who have operated from various points
in Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas and Missouri.
The swindlers secured their first money
when a man appeared here from Io\ya ,
stating that he had a herd of 1,800 feeders
in Iowa , but had not money enough to get
the cattle in shape for the market. The
conynission firm to which he appealed
for financial assistance sent a man to Iowa
to inspect the herd and loaned the man
$5,000 , taking a first mortgage. A few days
later a woman in widow's weeds appeared
at the offices of another commission firm
and secured a similar amount on similar
representations. The herd of feeders was
rapidly moved through several counties in
Kansas and finally into Missouri , and re
peatedly mortgaged , and it is stated that
one commission firm was caught twice on
the same bunch of cattle.
The Journal withholds the names of the
commission firms. There have been no
R. G. Dun & Co. Reports No Dis
quieting Changes. /
New York : R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly
Review of Trade saj's : The sky is still
cloudless and no disquieting change has
come during the week. In spite of more
warlike news about South Africa the Bank
of England behaves as if the worst possi
ble had been fully provided for , and this
country has no reason to fear trouble from
that source unless English markets have
become so overloaded as to need help. The
marketing of domestic products , both farm
and manufactured , continues surprisingly
large for the season. Failures are few ,
strikes scarce and readily settled , and the
passage of Sept. 1 without pressure means
reasonable safety for months ahead.
Failures for the first week of September
have been $715,500 , against $1,111,593 last
year ; manufacturing $212,258 , against
§ 224G02 last year , and trading $ ititi,3lJ : ,
against $703,991 last year. Failures for the
week have been 132 in the United States ,
against 164 last year , and 30 in Canada ,
against 16 last year.
South African Situation Assumes a
More Pacific Appearance.
London : The Anglo-Transvaal situation
wears a more peaceful aspect. The press
reports of the decision taken at the cabinet
council Friday are confirmed from the best
sources of information. In addition to the
troops from India a brigade of four bat
talions of infantry is under orders to start
for South Africa immediately , one from
home and three from Mediterranean sta
tions. The sailing of the Castle liner
Harleeh Castle has been canceled , and the
steamer will probably be employed to
transport these troops.
A semi-official statement comes from
Pretoria through Cape Town to the effect
that the Transvaal government has ex
plained to the British diplomatic agenr ,
Mr. Conyngham Green , that its last dis
patch was meant as an acceptance of the :
proposed joint inquirj" .
en >
Commandant of Navy Yard at Bos ra
ton Suddenly Expires.
Washington : A telegram to the navy th
department announces the sudden death of
from heart disease Friday morning of Rear CO
Admiral Henry F. Picking , commandant of
the Boston navy yard. ;
Cloudburst at Hoxie. te
Kansas City : A special to the Star from en
Hoxie , Kan. , says a cloudburst in the west no
ern part of that county covered the prairie
with : water twelve inches deep , doing more :
less damage. During the storm two Ill
men named Clrappell and Davis , who were
traveling ; in a wagon , were struck by
lightning and killed.
Miss Barton Addresses Nurses.
PhiladelphiaPa. : The National Army
Nurses' Association convened here Thurs- Se
dajr. There was an unusually large num
ber of delegates present. The feature of Oc >
th session was the appearance of Miss
Clara Barton of the lied Cross Society ,
who made an address to the members of
e association. Ja
Agufualdo Picks Conservatives.
Manila : A Filipino arrival from Tarlac Ju
; an extra session of the lesolutionary JuMi
3ongress was held Aug. 24. Aguinaldc
3hose Mabini as piesident of the supreme MiNe
3ourt , and Gnnzaga as attorney general.
Both represent the most conservative and
temperate element.
Heavy Cargo of Sealskins.
San Francisco : The steamer Del None
arrived from Alaska with 16,812 seal-
ikins , consigned to the North American
Commercial Company. They were taken
mder license and will net the government Jai
heavy : royalty.
Amnesty to Revolutionists.
Lima , Peru : It is reported that Senor
Sduardo Romana , whose term of office as
resident of the republic begun Friday
, will offer amnesty to ( he revolution- Jui
and discharge from custody ah .An
ons ! now in prison for special ofl'enFos.
Drunken Ulan Murdered.
Kansas City : Tim Keefe , a laborer , died
rom : wounds inflicted by George P. Crehoe , Jui
struck him on the head with an iron Juif
. Keefe was drunk and raised a dis- Jui
urbance near Crehoe's house and refused
desist. Jui
Kills His Sonjand Suicides.
Hannibal , Mo. : M. II. Roberts , a mu- Bei
hinist , killed his son Sidney , while the
itler was asleep , and then shot himself ,
was evidently insane. He left a note
the coroner , saj nig he did the deed.
Fire 3ialces SCO IVtcu Idle.
Shelby , Ohjo : The rolling mill and
iercing machine room of the Shelby tube
orks burned the other day. The loss is C
eavy. Eight hundred men are made cofl
. 1
Jouisvillc Stove Foundry Burns.
Louisville , Ky. : Bridgewood & Co.'s -
foundry burned. Loss. $200.000.
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This Is the Verdict of the Rennes
Court = MartiaL
Judges Uphold the French Army at
the Expense of Justice.
Closing Scents in ttoe World's Moat
Famous Military Trial M. Demancq
Pleads Eloquently for the PrlsoncB
Accused Dramatically Declares Hiq
Innocence "Verdict "Was Not Unex *
peeted Precautions Taken to Pre
vent an Outbreak.
The court martial in the case of Capt
Alfred Dreyfus having deliberated for
three hours came into court at 8 o'clock
Saturday afternoon , and after the usual
impressive formalities pronounced the
prisoner guilty of the charge of treason.
A wild scene followed , but the presence
of a strong force of gendarmes prevented
serious results. Dreyfus dramatically
proclaimed his innocence. ,
The morning of the day which was to
decide the fate of Capt. Dreyfus broke
dull and cheerless at Rennes , and the
court room was filled with a cold , unsym
pathetic light , which lent sadness to thq
proceedings. This was enhanced by the
jrave aspect of the audience. The faces
ol ) the judges also reflected the solemnity
oi the occasion.
The last session of the court martial
oifli pened at 7:30 a. m. The prisoner looked
lushed and in -health , apparently suf-
tering from the great strain. M. De-
nange resumed his speech for the de-
ense , which was "interrupted Friday by
he adjournment of the court. The audi-
nce listened to his remarks with the
nest serious attention and he was aJso
Josely followed by the judges. The pero-
atlon of M. Deuiange was a splendid
ilece of oratory. His voice thundered
hrough the com t and echoed outside. The a
ifflcers and troupers stationed in the
ourt yard crowded around the entrance
f the hall , standing 011 tiptoe to catch a
llmpse of the' speaker , while inside the
lall many of the audience were moved to
ears. After M.-iitie Demange had spok-
n Maitre L.iiori ; arose and formally re-
.ounced his iltr'it to plead.
The court thv-n adjourned its session Ji
ntil 3 p. in. , the judges retiring to de-
iberate on the verdict , which was an- tlm
ounced in ojrn court at the hour of its tlm
econvening. m
Cliroiioloit" of the Dreyfns Caao.
. 1894. re
] 1 Estp-haxy writes the bordereau
and sends it to Schwartzkoppen. te
leptember Bordereau brought to Colonel re
ct. 15 Dreyfus arrested on charge of
treason. bs
Dec. ] 19 Dreyfus court martial begins. de
1S95. dew
an. 5 Dreyfu publicly degraded. w
eb. 9 Law ; \issed tending Dreyfus to hei
Devil's Is nd.
une 1 Pico t-.ui placed at head of In de
telligence bue'ti. :
ay 1 Picqu.i't discovers the petit bleu.
ept. 14 Eclair exposes the fact that ba
Dreyfus was convicted "by secret evi fo
dence. thI
rov. 1 Henry's forgeries used to con
vince Chamber of Dreyfus' guilt. de
3S07. Wf ,
rov. 15 Mathieu Dreyfus denounces"Ete- ou
terhazy as the real author of the bor a
3S9S. he
in. 11 Esterhazy acquitted of charge of joi
writing the bordereau. thi
an. 12 Colonel Picquart arrested.
in. 13 Zola writes the "I accuse" let ye
eb. 24 Picquart expelled from $ he on >
ily IS Zola Hers from France. shi
tig. 31 Henry confesses to forgery and be
commits suicide. he
ept. 20 Dreyfus verdict referred to Se
Court of Cassation. wl
me 3 Court of Cassation decides Drey
fus shall have a new trial.-
me 7 Dreyfus ordered home on cruiser Cn
Sfax. sal
me 30 Dreyfus lands in France. bai
ug. 7 Trial opens at Rennes. be >
pt. 9 Dreyfus is found guilty. in
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"Ooni" Paul's salary is $35,000 a year. ere
Queen Victoria seldom drinks tea op er
ffee. *
The Duke of York has an imposing col- lan
ction of. cigaret holders. nd
The Sultan of Morocco will not -allo-vy- f
lightning rod agent to enter his dommV&
as. '
CHAPTER VI. { Continued. )
" 1 have just left the scene of the tra
gedy , madam ; but knowing the torture
your minds must be under , I could not go
to my home until I had seen you. Your
Son stands not in the slightest danger.
True , he may remain in custody for some
weeks. The coroner's jury will to-morrow
doubtless hold him for trial , on certain
circumstantial evidence that to the inex
perienced juror will seem conclusive.
Your son may even come to trial in crim
inal court , bnt , believe me , not a hair of
his'head shall be injured , and he shall re
turn to yon , his entire innocence of the
crime charged against him fully estab
lished , the honored name he bears untar
nished , and more , he shall one day present
to you as his loving wife the fair girl who ,
even though she saw his bent form stand
ing over the lifeless body of her father
with the reeking weapon in his hand that
bereft him of life , yet has full conGdence
in his innocence , his honor and integrity ,
the daughter of the murdered man. "
"Poor Hattie ! " exclaimed the widow.
"You must go to her , Jennie , with the
dawn of day. This is terrible for the poor
girl. Why , Mr. Sellars , my son had two
objects in visiting Mr. DeRosettc's home
to-night. One , as you doubtless know ,
was to take up his note. The other waste
to ask his sanction to the union of which
you have referred. "
"He had obtained that sanction , " said
Sellars. "He and also taken up his note
and had it in his possession. "
"I know , " the widow said. "He had
informed me. And then , the bag of gold.
It seems incredible ! "
"Did your son return to the house , mad
am , after he had received the bag of coin ,
and before going to the banker's ? "
"He did not. He left us at half after
nine , and when he returned lie was in
the custody of Sheriff Cobb. You know
he expected to leave for Baltimore on the
four o'clock train to attend to some busi
ness matters he has there with a commis
sion house. "
"He so informed me , " said Sellars.
"Mr. Sellars , I suppose we may visit
my brother in the county jail ? "
"Certainly , Miss Jennie , and I will try
and induce Sheriff Cobb to place him in
the debtor's room , which is more corumo-
modions than an ordinary cell , if he is
held for trial. Yon had best visit him
between eight and nine o'clock this morn
ing. Tell him , of course , that when the
right time comes Lang Sellars will estab
lish his innocence and unlock big prison
doors. But first , I have much to do , to
fasten < this crime where it belongs. There
ie double mystery here , at least. I have
the key to one. I shall solve them all ,
only it will take time. And now , all that
01si have said was for your ears alone. A
single word that my suspicion rests on1
other ihan Robert Campbell might doubly
increase the difficulties of the work I have
before me might , in fact , cause guilty
parties to take to flight ere I have the
various , links in a chain of evidence that
will bring them to the gallows forged well
together , and send me scouring clear
across < the continent ; therefore "
"Our lips shall remain sealed , Mr. Sel
lars , but our gratitude to you "
laN "Wait , madam , until I have deserved it. y
Now you , Roger ? " b
, 'Ts lak the grave , Mars Lang jes' lak
the grave. " d
"Right , Roger. And your maid here ? "
Oh , I will answer for Chloe , " said
'I dunne a ting , and never did , " said C
the sable Chloe. "All I want is my young
master back , so the bressed mistress and tch
my Miss Jennie kin dry dar eyes. " h
"Why , don't you see , Chloe , mother is
smiling now , and I I am another girl al b
ready. " tcw
"Well , good-night , ladies , " said the de w
tective. "I am glad to have been able to ai
relieve your minds of much anxiety. "
"Good-night , Mr. Sellars , and may God fe
aid you in your endeavors to bring to the be
bar of justice the guilty wretch who mur
dered my husband's old friend. Oh , if or
Duncan was alive , what a shock this is
would < be to him. And his son his boy , ishi
held for the crime- ! " hi
"Herbert i Russell was held for the mur
der of Dr. Taylor , madam. " a
"True , " said the widow , as Sellars pass sv
from the room. st
Jennie accompanied him to the door , ke
3ade him good-night , and watched his
form as it disappeared in the darkness cl
at so often precedes the dawn of day.
"What a reputation that man has as a
letecter of crime , " she thought , as she on
valked back through the hall. "Through- a
mt the South , at least , he stands without w
peer. Well , he deserves to. "
When she joined her mother she found off
icr preparing to retire in a chamber ad- gr
oining the sitting room , tears coursing ad
heir way down her cheeks in profusion.
"Why , mother , dear , you are weeping "b
ret. " off
"But now , my child , the tears are happy
nes compared to those of but a half-hour 'th
igo. Come , join me in my room for a eel
hort repose. At eight o'clock you must
tear ; the glad tidings to your brother that of
is under the watchful care of Lang
sellars , the great Southern detective , led
fho has promised to restore him to us. " t
Sheriff Cobb , when he had taken Robert la-
Campbell into custody , was thoroughly anne
atisfied that the young man was the no-
anker's murderer. Of that there can vei
no doubt , but it is also certain that ac
his haste to do so he was actuated by
fear that Sellars would rob him of the bei
lory , as he considered it , by taking him pai
custody himself. on
Since the rescue of Herbert Russell on
rom the very trap of the gallows a year Ck
revious , Sheriff Cobb had been very jeal- log
of. Carolina's great detective , and he "
no desire that he should have the a gii
redit of having apprehended the murder- ii
of Banker DeRosette. 1
Not a suspicion of Herman Craven , the cen
whOi in slippered feet , bareheaded floe
in his shirt sleeves , had aroused him Th '
rom his slumbers at the dead nour of not
ight by the ringing of his door bell and ing
bouts of murder , had crossed his mind , i sidi
Herman Craven had denounced the man
whom he found bent over his uncle's life
less clay with the bloody knife in his
hand , as his murderer.
Herman Craven was the dead man's
nephew ; the cashier of his bank'the ; pros *
pective husband of his daughter. At least ,
Herman had told him fhat it was his un-
de's wish that they be united.
Herman had cashed thousands of checks
for him , which checks he Imd accepted in
payment of taxes. It was plain to Sher
iff Cobb that Robert Campbell had sought
that night to gain the banker's consent to
his marriage to his daughter.
The banker had utterly refused his sanc
tion , and forbidden him to pay his ad
dresses to the girl. The girl loved , or fan
cied she loved , him , but wonld not be
come his wife without her father's con
sent. Perhaps he had ordered Robert
from the house. Anyway , the banker re
moved , the young man hoped to make
Hattie his wife and obtain the fortune she
would inherit.
"Nothing could be plainer , " thought
Sheriff Cobb. "He was prepared for
such an emergency. He had the sheath
knife with him. It may have been in an
unguarded moment and in a fit of passion
that he thrust its blade to the banker's
heart , * or the deed may have been coolly
and deliberately executed. One thing sure ,
the blow fell quick and sudden , butMn his
anxiety to make certain that his victim
was dead the young man tarried too long.
The cries of the banker reached the ears
of his nephew and those of his daughter ,
who sped down the stairs and confronted
him with the evidence of his damnable
crime clutched in his hand.
"A moment more and he would have
been gone , the sheath knife with him. In
the morning the banker's body would have
been found stiff and cold. Who murdered
him ? Robert Campbell would have un
dertaken to fasten suspicion on the young
cashier , as he does now , and perhaps with
a greater prospect of success. But the
bag of coin ? Ho did not have it with him
when he entered the house. But how did
he obtain that note ? He may have had
it and secreted it somewhere after he
struck the blow , and before he withdrew
the knife blade from the banker's breast.
It may be discovered in the house. Again ,
he may have had an accessory , who fled
with the coin. At all events , I have the
start of Lang Sellars on this case. I have
the man who struck the fatal blow. He
belongs to one of the first families in the
State , but there is no 'wrong man' this
time. All I will require will be a little
time to find the gold. Robert Campbell
is a candidate for the gallows ! "
Thus thought Sheriff Cobb as he made
his way home after seeing his prisoner in
carcerated in jail.
The cries of the widowed mother and
sister of the prisoner yet rang in his ears ;
but there was only one path for him to
foll&w the path of duty. -
At eight o'clock on the morning of the
nineteenth Jennie Campbell entered the
office of the county jail and made known
her desire to see her brother.
"Follow me , MiT Campbell , " said Jailer
Filyaw , an unde. .zed , corpulent little
man. "There are no oruers not to admit
you < , and if there were you should see your
brother ; , even if he is in jail on the charge
OJd murder. I ja sorry for you , miss , in
deed ( I am. Who would have believed
itPi "Don't speak of it , Mr. Filyaw , if you
please , " said Jennie. "We hare every
confidence that my brother will be able
tc establish his innocence. "
"I hope he may , " said the jailer. "I
hope he may. But what have you there ? "
"Merely my brother's breakfast in this
basket , " said Jennie. 'Me is not used
tc prison fare. My mothe being some
what prostrated , did not Accompany me ,
and I did not bring my maid to-day. "
"Bless you , " said Filyaw , "I should not
feed Robert Campbell on prison fare. The
best my own table affords should be his. "
"Oh , thank you , sir , but either my maid
I will come every day .while my brother
here in jail. " a
They passed from the office through the
hall into the corridor of the prison. Fil
yaw blew a sharp note on his whistle and sirr
turnkey came forward and unlocked and rr
swung , open the heavy iron door of the isf
structure , handing the jailer a bunch of f
keys as he did so. IE
They passed within and tke heavy door tl
closed with a clang that gratea on poor
Jennie's nerves. .
Two rows of cells confronted them
to the right , the other opposite with
passage ] between them and an iron stair stP
way : at the further end of the passage. P
"Hey , you jailer ! Does my case came
at September court ? " was the first T
greeting that reached their
ears as they oi
"I think not , Wortell , " way the reply ; tia
' tiPi
'but don't worry about it. It will come
soon enough. " Pi
"Got any 'baccer , Mars Jailer ? " were gl
( words that greeted them from another
"Here , PompyJ" and Filyaw passed half tb
" a plug through the iron bars of his cell , co
"Tank you , Massa , " and the negro grin15
as though he was happy.
"Why do you keep negroes here , Mr.
Filyaw ? "
"All , Miss Campbell , who violate the cl
? , free born or slave , white or black , br
liable to imprisonment in jail. Pompy ut
low is a free negro. His offense is not fir
ery grave. He merely stole a hog , if his the
iccusers tell the truth. "
"Da lies. Mars Jailer ; da lies. I neb- In
stold dat hog. He corned to ray tater
iatch , aa' was rootin' dem up. You reck-
I gwine let someone else's hog waller br
my taters , an' den 'low him to go freeV efi
Jides dat , I only got sebcn dollars fer de ni
, an1 I offer de owner half of it. " be
"Don't worry , Pompy ; I have engaged it
good lawyer to defend you. "
"Tank you , Mars Jailer. " roPe
They passed on to the stairway and as- Pe
ended it. It was much lighter on this
oor , and the air seemed more wholesome. ' ]
'here were two rows of cells as below , but In
extending the full length of'the build- an
. Two debtors' rooms occupied con- Ire
iderable space at the rear. trs
"Tour brother is in the male debtor-
room , " said Jailer Filyaw. "I did not like ;
the idea of confining him in a cell. IS * *
debtor's room is bad enough. "
"Oh , thank you. " .
In a moment more the jailer bad singled *
out a key from his bunch and unloosed :
and opened the door.
A recumbent figure , lying on a low iron ?
bedstead , sprang to its feet , and Jennia-
was clasped in her brother's arms.
"I will return in fifteen minutes , " said
the jailer , as he hurriedly withdrew anil ,
locked the door behind him.
Filyaw had been Wilmington's jailer
for twenty years ; but tears stood in hi -
eyes as he trudged back to his office.
"Something wrong.somewhere , " he mat
tered. "Lang Sellara should be called in
to this case. I can't believe a son of Dun
can Campbell guilty of murder. "
Little did Filyaw know'how deeply thef-
great detective was already interested in
the case.
"I was in sad despair all night , dear sis
ter , " said Robert , perhaps five minutea *
after Filyaw had taken his departure.
"My reliance was on Sellars , and I
thought ho had abandoned me. Youfl
good news reassures me. I am content to
lie in jail until such time as he is able
to place here in my stead the murderer
of my dear old friend. It will take time ,
but he will do it , and with a network
around him from which he cannot escape.
Now let us talk no more about this mat
ter. You know the inquest takes plac
at ten o'clock. I do not wish mother to be
there. If necessary , promise me that
you yourself will remain home and keep
her from attending. It would be too much
for one of her years and sensitive nature.
I shall surely be held to court , and I would
spare her the pain of seeing me conveyed
to jail again. "
"She thought you would feel so , Robert *
and will remain at home. Several ladierf
will be with her. I shall be nt the inquest ,
my brother , and though you arc returned
to jail , knowing what the future will bring
forth , I am content , and -thon I must be
with Hattie , your future wife. "
"Bless you , my sister ! "
The brother and sister sat side by s.dc
on the iron cot when Filyaw again opened
the door , and the basket of edibles Lad
been very much depleted.
"Ready , Miss Campbell ? " he asked.
"Yes , Mr. Filyaw , and very thankful
to you. "
"Entirely welcome. I just received q
message from Attorney Dobbs , and ani
expecting him at the jail every moment.
He may try to worm a confession from
you , Robert. I would not see him. "
"Thank you , Filyaw , but I am guilty
of no crime. Please admit him. "
"I don't believe j'ou are , but these lawyers - *
yers are dangerous sometimes. Would
you not like to see Lang Sellars ? You
remember how he saved the life of Her
bert Russell at the last moment. POOB
Herbert , he occupied this very room for
some time. "
"I have no message for Sellars , " said'
Robert. "Of course , if he calls volun
tarily and wishes to see me , admit hirai
but he stated last night that he thought
Sheriff Cobb had apprehended the right
man. "
He did ! He did ! " exclaimed Filyaw , .
moving nervously toward the door. "Then
I would not give much for your life. God
help you , sir ! "
Robert and his sister exchanged glances ,
He kissed her good-by and she followed
the jailer back to his ollice.
Neither the brother nor sister seercfJT'
heartbroken , " thought Filyaw , as hi
watched her lithe form pass from view ,
"but if Lang Sellars made that statemen
the son of Duncan Campbell will die o
felon's death on the gallows. "
( To be continued. )
In England There Are Ten Railroads
with No More locomotives.
Most people would be inclined to re
gard it as an impossibility for a railway -
way to be worked with : i single loco *
motive , but there are in Great Britaig
no fewer than ten railway companies
that manage to get through their worlc
somehow with one iron steed. \
fewer than fourteen own only two loco
One of the most interesting of these ?
small lines is what is known as the
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway , situ
ated near Whitehaven , in Cumberland
which runs from Ravens-lass to Boot
a distance oT rather inoi-e than seven
miles. The whole of the railway staff
consists only of live persons two pla e-
layers , engine-driver , fireman and cno-
guard-of-all-work , if we may use sucla
Between stations the engine occa
sionally manages to gain a speed of six :
miles an hour , but the obliging driven
always willing to stop the engine
for the convenience of my one wlio
may wish to enter or alight from the
train between stopping places.
. Perhaps the Easingwold Railway $ & /
the smallest in England. It is tweN
miles long , and the ex-twit of its rolling
stock is one small locomotive "and two
passenger vehicles.
The Hundred of Manhood and Selsey ;
Tramway : is one of the most recently ;
opened light railways , and connects-
the city of Chichester witfc Selsey Bill ,
small promontory to the east oi ?
Portsmouth , jutting out into the En *
glish channel.
This funny little railway boasts ot
signaling apparatus whatever , and
the few switches on the railway are-
controlled by hand levers alongside the
* V
line , which have to be worked by the
firemen or driver when necessary. !
At one place the tine crosses the Chi
Chester canal by m . : us ot a frail draw
bridge , which Is .ifrt-d to let boats
underneath. It isUr ! that for the-
first few weeks aft ft- the opening off
line a barge w s k'ft underneath
order to catch the train in case th&
bridge gave way !
On I another occasion
this troublesome
bridge got stuck , anci in spite of all il
2fforts could not be lov/crcd. As it wa&
most < important that tie c-ngine should
taken to the other si ! e of the canjl ,
was lifted off the llae and draws
round by road with a traction engine.
Lev ! Z. Leitcr made his first money ;
mining , nearly * , Q 0,000. by making
investment of $50,000 in tfie famous-
Ton SilTer Mine , which , lie long mis
xsated. '