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LATEST NEWS FROM EVER'
TO CALL THE BLUE ]
GREAT BRITAIN CALLS OLT
Parliament Has Been Summoned t
Meet Oct. 17 Successful Move
inent of Gen. Sclnvan's Forces i
Luzon Two Towns Occupied.
Britain Calls Out Reserves.
London : Most important news cum
from the Transvaal Saturday night , whict
if true , probably indicates that the Sout
African republic is about to yield , ori ;
any case that the Boers have abandond
all idea of invading Natal. The news i
comprised in a cablegram from Newcastle
Natal , which says that farmers who ar
rived there during the day from the Buf
falo River state that the Boers are return
ing to their homes , leaving patrols alonj
the river. The commanders still remaii
on the Free State border. The dispatcl
also says that the feeling at Xewcastl
Jiow is that the Boers do not intend to at
lack that place , and that the evacuation o
the town was premature.
This retirement of the Boers is what tin
British war authorities have expected , a
their defective commissariat would preven
them from long remaining massed alonj
the border. .
The dispatch from Newcastle loolcs a :
though they had done as they threatenec
and had abandoned the idea of fighting.
Meanwhile further transports from In
dia with two field hospitals and Hussar
have arrived at Durban and the men am
materials were forwarded toLadismithim
mediately. Gen. Sir Stewart White , V. C.
who will command the British forces ir
Natal , has also arrived and landed. JI <
was greeted by a large crowd. Gen. Sii
William Simons , his second in command
came from Glencoe to meet him , showin-
that he does not fear a Boer incursioi
into north Natal. A number of other of
ficers were present and the whole partj
left for Pietermaritzburg amid great cries
of "Remember Mdjuba. "
A royal proclamation , summoning
parliament to meet Oct. 17 and authorizing
the calling out of the reserves , was signed
Saturday morning. The war office an
nounces that under the proclamation call
ing out the reserves 25,000 men will be
THIRD ATTEMPT A FAILURE.
Columbia and Shamrock Fail to
Finish in Time JLimit.
New York : Old Boreas again Saturday
played battledore and shuttlecock with the
great single stickers , and the third attempt
to sail the first race of the Columbia-Sham
rock series for the international trophy
ended in failure. The race was declared
oil fifteen minutes before the time limit ex
pired , with the yachts live miles from the
finish. In the end the disappointment of
the patriots was sharpened perhaps by the
fact that when the race was abandoned
the Columbia was in the lead and improv
ing her position , and had it been finished
Saturday the American champion might
have had one race to her credit. After
three trials the experts are about as much
mystified as they were at the beginning
concerning the merits of the two boats.
Nothing but a spanking wholesail breeze
will furnish a true test.
OCCUPIED TWO TOWNS.
Successful Movement of Schwaii's
Forces in IJTIZOU.
Noveleta , Luzon : Gen. Sclnvan's col
umn , consisting of the Thirteenth Infantry ,
a battalion of the Fourteenth , two troops
of cavalry , Capt. lleilley's battery of the
Pifth Artillery and Lowe's scouts , ad
vanced from Bacoor Sunday morning and
occupied Cavite Niejo and Noveleta. The
American loss was three officers and nine
privates wounded , one of the officers being
fatally hurt. The loss of the enemy is un
known , but the bodies of three Filipinos
were seen. There were two sharp fights
near Noveleta. Lowe's scouts first en
countered the enemy near Cavite Viejo ,
and soon put them to llight. The whole
column then advanced to Noveleta , which
they found deserted.
MAY BRING PEACE.
Outlook Good for Ending of the
Washington : Capt. Ilemphill of the
cruiser Detroit cables from La Guayra ,
"By request of the United States minister
J brought the government peace commis
sioner from Puerto Babello to expedite the
pending negotiations for peace. Castro
has accepted the conditions proffered , and
if the Venezuelan president holds to them
a settlement will be arranged Oct. 9 at
Victoria , The terms have not been ascer
Queensland Gunners Are Angry.
Brisbane , Queensland : Great surprise
an d dissatisfaction are expressed in com
mercial and political circles here at the
news that the British war office has placed
large orders for canned meats in the United
States. As a matter of fact , the Queens
land canners , anticipating a large demand ,
had prepared increased stocks , which will
now possibly be a drug on their hands.
He Tells a Very Hard Story.
Xew York : Army Secretary Peyton of
fhe Brotherhood of St. Andrew , who has
just returned from a stay of six months in
the Philippines , declares that the United
States has 45,000 "drunkards , rakes and
gamblers" in and around Manila , and that
religious progress is out of the question
while American soldiers are there.
Moiitpelie to Dewcy.
Monlpelier. Vt. : An elaborate pro-
grume has been arranged for the re-
, ; pejtiou.of Admiral Dewey here Oct. i
YHE WEEK tf * TRADE.
The Business World as Seen 1
R. G. Dun & Co.
Now York : K. < j. Dun & Co.'s Week
Review of Trade says : Demonstrations
honor of Admiral Dewey effectual
stopped business 'of most kinds for tv
days at the chief city of the country ai
yet the remaining transactions would ha1
excited wonder a year ago. At New Yor
where the interruption was greatest , pa :
menls through the clearing house exceed !
$1,0511,000.000 for four business days ,
record never before approached , an
outside of New York the gain r <
fiectsa great expansion in the vo
lime of that kind of busine
which does not depend on exchanges. . '
has been a week of remarkable monetai
changes here and elsewhere. With sue
business as the great steel companies ai
doing , it is not strange that their stocl
are firmly held. The wool market
strong , with sales of 10,682,152 pounds \
the three chief markets , prices being mair
lained , although the advance at Londc
has been checked. The cotton mills , aftc
the general advance- price last weel
have had a large business , being helped b
the rise in material. After advancing
cents , wheat declined sharply , uncertain !
in the Transvaal being used by specu
lators as an excuse for the fluctuatioi
Themerchandiseexports from New Yor
have been in four weeks $01,202,022 i
value , against $32,7d8,49i last year , whic
with the increase in manufactured exporl
and in cotton exports from other poinl
incurs an enormous outgo for Septembe :
while the increase in imports at New Yor
has been about $9,900.000 in value , appai
ently not enough to reduce the excess (
exports for the month below $30,000,000.
COOKED BODY WITH SHEEP.
Horrible Tale of Cannibalism froi
the Xe\v Hebrides.
Vancouver , B. C. : A remarkable stor
of cannibalism was brought to Sydnej
Australia , a few days before the sailing <
the steamer Aorangi to this port , by th
French steamer Jeannette. The victim c
the display of savagery was a native c
Hawaii , named Amaru , who acted us or
erly to the immigration department a
Noumea , in the New Hebrides.
About six months ago Amaru married
native woman of Aoba , in the New lie
brides group , and on passing the island 01
the second voyage of the Jeannette , ex
pressed a desire to visit his wife's tribe
Accordingly the couple was put off in ;
small boat and it was only a few week"
ago that the steamer made a second cal
and learned their fate.
By mistake they had landed on an un
friendly shore and were taken prisoners
The man was tied to a stake and his tor
Lure begun. This consisted first in allow
ing vicious jungle snakes , from which tin
poison fangs had been removed , to attacl
the juan's legs. Then a lire was made a
iiis feet and his legs were horribly burned
though the injury was superficial , so tha
Lhe victim would not die under the treat
incut. Then he was made a target for tb <
> pears of the tribesmen who finally killei
: iim. lie was torn to pieces and placet
jver a fire with two sheep. In fact , ac-
wording to the story , hu was eaten with th <
In the meantime Amaru's wife had beet
provide d with a second husband. Tin
natter was icported to a British man-of-
var , but it is thought no action has been
DEWEY TO TAKE HOME.
Wishes It Modest So There Will Be
Enough JLeft to Furnish It.
Washington : The committee in charge
if the Dewey home fund had a conference
vith the admiral touching his wishes in the
natter. He said as the fund had come
rom the people in small sums , and not
hrough large contributions by a few
wealthy men , he would accept it. It was
lis desire to get settled at once , which
rould preclude the building of a house for
lim. He wished the house modest enough
n cost so that there would be enough left
f the fund to furnish it. The committee
rill get options on a number of .houses in
tie quarter of the city he prefers , and will
ubmit them for his selection when he re
ams from Vermont.
TEDDY'S WESTERN TRIP.
fay F.vtend His Tour in South Da
kota and Nebraska.
Sioux City : Gov. lioosevelt has consent-
1 to spend at least two days in Nebraska
efore the end of this month , and if proper
rrangements can be made he will run
ver into South Dakota and return east-
ard via Sioux City. The details of the
overnor'strip have not yet been perfected ,
ut his visit to Nebraska is assured.
Officers Hold Mob at Bay.
Maysville , Ky. : Mrs. James Lashbrook ,
IB wife of a well to do fanner and a mem-
2r of one of the oldest families in this
mnty , was ravished and murdered at her
sine at Clark's Station , six miles from
lis city. The officers brought in llichard
olemana young negro , who has confessed
> the crime. They were able to get him
to the jail through a mob of 500 people
ily by telling the crowd they were not
ire of Coleman's guilt. At 2 o'clock Fri-
ty morning the mob broke down the jail
) or. The first man to enter was thrown
it by the guards inside , who then stood
f the crowd with drawn guns.
Filipino Soldiers 31ust Farm.
Manila : Aguinaldo , according to a re-
> rt brought to Manila by a Dominican
iar from the north , has issued orders to
e Filipino .soldiers in the northern prov-
ces to return to their tO\\ns and to re-
ie farming. This story lacks confirma-
, .i , but the rumor may be in accordance
ith Aguinaldo's policy of keeping the
uniry as productive as possible by using
s men in alternate shifts on the farms or
.Longshoremen's Strike Serious.
West Superior , Wis. : The strike of
ngshcrcmcn here is assuming an aspect
much seriousness. A conference was
l l at Dululh and the men there decided
n'fu e to handle freight that comes to
.her Superior ! or Duluth on Great North- ,
boats. Men from Milwaukee are ex- i
peeled to taK | the strikers' places , j
BIG FIRE AT CLARION.
Over $3OOOO Worth or I'ropen
GlaricM , Iowa ; A disastrous , fire
which four of the principal buildings
the city were burned.occurred Oct. 5. Tl
fire originated about 4 o'clock and wassu ]
posed to have started in front of Johnson
oil house. There were no stoves or lam ]
in airy of the buildings. Before the fi
was brought under control the buildinj
and. stocks of McCoy & Nagle , gener
store ; Harrington & .Rogers , hardware
A. M. Johnson , groceries , and a tailorii :
stock were destroyed. The loss of McCc
& Nagle was $11,000 to $12,000 , insuram
$6,000 ; Harrington & Roger's loss $3,50
fully insured ; A. M. Johnsons' loss $3,50 (
insurance $1,700. The loss to thebuilc
ings , which were owned by outside partie
was $7,500. Thp buildings were partial !
insured. The brick buildings , belongir
to Young Bros. , on the opposite side of tl
street , were damaged to the amount <
$800. The total loss will probably amoui
to about $33,000.
DRUM TO BE ABANDONED.
Volunteers of America Will Ha\
Some Other Instrument.
New York : At the opening session <
the grand field council of the Volunteej
of America , convened at Blue Point , L. J
and composed of the officers of the highei
rank from all parts of the-country. Tli
following resolutions were unanimous !
Resolved , That in view of the confl <
with the civil authorities on the part (
other organizations , and in view of on
strong desire to respect and uphold tL
municipal laws , we authorize that the us
of the drum be abandoned both outdooi
and in , in connection with the whole move
inent , except with a brass band , a fife an
drum corps , or at the head of a parade ol
ficially authorized by the sectional office ]
It is recommended , however , that in plac
of the drum a cornet , small organ , con
certina , guitar or other stringed instrumeii
IS AGAIN NO RACE.
Shamrock and Columbia Unable t
Cover Course on Time.
Highlands : The Shamrock-Columbi
race is off , the boats being unable to finis
within the time limit. At 4 the entire ex
cursiou lleet was heading for New York
Both yachts had taken in their sails an
were being towed to anchorage.
Famous Bank Robber Dead.
Philadelphia : Jimmy Logue , the no
torious bank robber , is dead at the count ;
almshouse , aged 02 years. He had spen
twenty years in prison in several states
lie was connected with three big bank rob
beries in this city , and also operated ex
teusively in other cities. One of the larg
est robberies he made was in Washington
where he played his fifth game of sneak
ing through a roof trap. His victim ii
this case was Naval Constructor Isaial
llanscombe , and his booty was $75,000. A
one time Logue had $300,000.
Syndicate to Kill People.
London : According to the Montevidcc
correspondent of the Times the discovery
has been made here that a syndicate exist ;
there that has been insuring the lives o
poor people and murdering them and col
lecting the insurance money. Three cases
of the sort have occurred , from whicn flic
promoters of the scheme netted 10,000
The syndicate has other policies amount
ing to 50,000.
Steamer Burned at Her Wharf.
New York : The Mallory line steamei
Leon a was burned and sunk at her wharl
n East River. The cargo , consisting
) f tobacco and 8,000 bales of cotton and
, -alued at $250,000 to $300,000 , is a total loss ,
The loss to the boat is $50,000. The cause
) f the fire is a mystery. The boat left
lalveston on Wednesday , Sept. 27 , and
nade her eight days' run without special
Norwegians Are Klated.
Chicago : A cable to the Record from
Stockholm says : The resignations o
Jount Douglas , minister of foreign affairs
or Sweden and Norway is in the hands of
ving Oscar. The Norwegians are highly
slated at the Douglas' fall.
A Consul Appointed.
Washington : The president has ap-
lointed S. G. Wilson , of Illinois , consul
.t Magdeburg , Germany , to succeed H.W.
) iedrlch , promoted to consul at Mainz.
Chicago Cattle , common to prinie ,
> 3.00 to $7.25 ; hogs , shipping grades ,
# .00 to $4.75 ; sheep , fair to choice , $3.00
o $4.50 ; wheat , No. 2 red , 73c to 74c ;
: orn , No. 2 , 30c to olc : oats , No. 2. 22c
o 24c ; rye , No. - , 57c to 59c ; butter ,
hoice creamery , 22c to 24c ; egg § , fresh ,
.lie to 17c ; potatoes , choice , 25c to 3oc
> er bushel.
Indianapolis Cattle , shipping , 83.00 to
IG.rtO ; hogs , choice light. $2.75 to $5.00 ;
hecp , common to prime. $3.25 to $4.oO :
dieat. No. 2 red. GOc to Tic ; corn. No. 2
I'hite , 32c to 33c ; oats , No. 2 white , 24c
St. Louis Cattle , $3.25 to $0.75 ; hogs ,
3.00 to $4.75 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.25 ;
rheat , No. 2 , 72c to 74c : corn , No. 2
ellow , 31c to 33c ; oats. No. 2 , 23c to
5c ; rye , No. 2 , 59c to UOc.
Cincinnati Cattle , $2.50 to $0.25 : hoi : * ,
3.00 to $5.00 ; sheep , $2.50 to $4.25 ;
rlient. No. 2. 72c to 73c ; corn. No. 2
lixed , 33c to 35c : oats , No. 2 mixed , 24c
o 20c ; ryo. No. 2 , 02e to U4e.
Detroit Cattle. $2.50 to $0.25 ; hogs ,
3.00 to $5.00 ; sheep. $2.50 to $4.00 ;
rheat , No. 2. 73c to 75c ; corn. No. 2
ellow , 34c to 3Ge ; oats , Xo. 2 white , 2Gc
3 2Sc : rye. GOc to G2c.
Toledo Wheat , No. 2 mixed. 7ic to
2c ; corn. No. 2 mixed , 33c to 34c : oats ,
To. 2 mixed. 23c to 24e ; rye. No. 2 , 5Sc
> GOc ; clover seed , $4.90 to $5.00.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 Northern ,
! ) c to 71 < > : corn. No. 3 , 32c to 33c : oats ,
; o. 2 white , 24c to 27cye. ; . No. 1. 5Sc
) GOc ; barley , No. 2 , 45c to 47c ; pork ,
less , $8.00 to $8.50.
Buffalo Cattle , good shipping steers ,
3.00 to $0.50 ; hogs , common to choice ,
125 to $5.00 ; sheep , fair to choice weth-
: s. $3.00 to $ J.50 ; lambs , common to
stra. $4.50 to $5.75.
New York Cattle , $3.25 to $0.75 : hogs.
i.OO to $5.25 ; sheep , $3.00 to $4.50 ;
heat. Xo. 2 red. 77c to 7Sc ; com , No. 2.
) c to 41c ; oats. No. 2 white , 30c to 32c ;
; itter. creamery , Tc to 25c ; eggs , west-
u , 14 c to I9c.
CHAPTER XII.-Continued. )
"The indorsement on the hack of th
Instrument , " said the lawyer , "is thL
'Last Will and Testament of Alvin D <
Rosette. ' "
He carefully unfolded the paper , reai
justed his glasses and raised the doci
ment before him.
"Wilmington ! North Carolina , Ne
Hanover County , March third , cightee
hundred and fifty-seven.
"This is to certify that I , Alvin DeR <
sette , being of sound mind and vigorou :
but uncertain as to when death may ovei
come me , de hereby , on this , the day an
date above mentioned , namely , the thir
day of March , eighteen hundred and fiftj
seven , pen this instrument , and I do fui
ther declare it to be my last will and te :
tament , subject , however , to such , if an :
codicils as I may hereafter see proper t
"I do hereby declare my beloved daugl
ter , Harriet M. DeRosette , my only livin
child , to be my sole heir and legatee , ante
to her I do give and bequeath my sntir
estate , both real and personal , lands
houses , money , bonds , stocks , chattels an
slaves. In fact , all property of whateve
nature of which I may die possessed. Wit
the exception , however , of the followin
bequests and manumissions , which I de
sire my beloved daughter and administra
tor to see fulfilled immediately , or as see :
as may be after my demise.
"First I desire that Duke , my trustei
servant for these many years , me manu
mitted , and I bequeath him the sum o
two thousand dollars with which to pro
vide for his. necessities in his declinin ;
"God bless my ole master , " groanec
Uncle Duke ; "but I earn leave the bank-
I earn leave my Miss Hattie ! "
"Xor shall you , Uncle Duke , " sobbec
"Second , " read the lawyer , "to Hannah
i who lias ever been true and faithful , I de
vise her freedom from servitude and direc
that the sum of one thousand dollars b <
"De good Lord ! " sobbed Hannah , sink
ing on her knees.
"Third To Millie and Adam I devist
Sve hundred dollars each , and leave wit !
my dear daughter the matter of their man
umission , requesting her , however , to ai
jn early date draw a written instrument
Revising them their freedom in case of hei
"God bless Mars Alvin ! " exclaimec
Adam , while Millie could only sink or
her knees at the side of her mistress and
sob. "I isen gwine , Miss Hattie ! I iseii
pwine ! "
"I further , " read the attorney , "desire
my daughter to see that above sums of
money to he paid my negroes , be not
squandered , and I direct her to personally
look after the management of their mone
"To my. old friend , Jerry Dobbs , the
trusted attorney of The Cape Fear Bank , '
as a slight testimonial of my regard , I be
queath the sum of five-thousand dollars ,
should he survive me ; otherwise I direct
that the aforesaid sum be paid to his son
Arthur by my administrator. "
Here the old attorney nearly broke
down. His voice and manner showed
"To Herman Craven , my nephew , and
at this time the cashier of my bank , I give
and bequeath the sum of "
The attorney hesitated , removed his
/glasses , carefully ran his silk handkerchief
over them , and with a seemingly uervous
hand replaced them.
"To Herman Craven , my nephew , at
this time cashier of my bank , I do give
and bequeath the sum of "
The attorney's eyes left the written in
strument and rested on the features of the
There were the eyes of one other in the
room fixed on Herman Craven also the
eyes of the great Southern detective.
Herman sat as though wondering at the
"The sum of fifty-five thousand dollars , "
read the lawyer.
The bank directors certainly looked sur
prised , and a slight exclamation fell from
the lips of some of them.
Herman Craven raised his handkerchief
to his eyes and moaned : "My dear , dear
uncle ! I had no dream that you woulc
remember nie to that extent. "
"Which sum , " continued the lawyer
as he resumed reading the will , "is suffi
cient to form tLe nucleus of a fortune , ant
will enable him to engage in almost any
"I Should think it would , " thought Sel
lars. "That sum ia a fortune itself not
.he nucleus of one. I wonder I do won-
ler , " he thought , "if Hannak was not
mistaken on the night of the murder , and
f it was not the hand of other than Her-
uan Craven that pulled the wire some
me who had gained admission to the
louse and but no , she stated that the
! orm she saw was clad only " in a night
shirt. That argues nothing" Beneath
; hat nightshirt there might have been all
> f the garments of a man a single mo-
uent would have sufficed to don a night-
ihirt. Wait. "
"I leave my daughter and my adminis-
; rater to decide as to whether my va.st in-
: erests shall be withdrawn from 'The
3ape Fear Bank' and the funds invested
a other securities. As I founded the
iank , I should prefer that my interests be
iontinued iu the same. However , after
ay daughter shall have attained her twen-
ieth year , it will be for her alone to de-
ermine , as my administrator's duties
hall cease at that time.
"I do hereby appoint as my aforesaid
dministrator , my friend "
Here the attorney's hands shook so bad-
r that the instrument fell to the floor ,
le stooped , tremblingly , and recovered it.
Director Chadbourn of the bank turned
glass of water and handed it to him.
The old attorney raised it to his lips , but
is eyes were again fixed on the body of
"He has found another surprise , "
"I do hereby appoint as m aforesaid
anrinistrator- , " read the lawyer , "my
riend , Herman Craven. " , ,
This time there were uniaistaken e :
prcssions of surprise.
"In whom , " resumed the lawyer , '
have implicit confidence , and I direct th :
he be required to give no bond for tl
faithful performance of the duties ei
To say that there was consternation o
the faces of the directors would be 1
draw it mildly. Unquestionably , tl
banker's daughter was not less surprisei
and Sellars ? What shall we say of him
He was dumbfounded.
"Hannah was clearly mistaken , " h
"I do also appoint my aforesaid admii
istrator as guardian of my beloved daugl
ter , and by reason of my estate's bein
large and iny interests niaiir , I direct the
his duties as1 such guardian shall nc
cease until my daughter shall reach he
twentieth birthday. This provision , hov
ever , to be void in case of the marriage c
my aforesaid daughter before she sha
reach the age of twenty , and in whic
event her husband shall supplant he
A cry of pain and anguish escaped th
white lips of Miss DeRosette. and he
head fell forward upon the "shoulder o
All eyes were directed to her inoanin
The directors the friends of the deai
banker of fifty years' standing sat pale
silent , mute"
Sellars , overcome though he was wit !
astonishment , yet had his keen eyes fixei
on the features of the cashier. But naugh
but a placid countenance did he see m
evidence of surprise there no twitchini
of the muscles of the face neither a lool
of exultation , merely a dead calm face
slightly flushed , and a pair of iuquirin ;
eyes looking up at the lawyer.
"De Lord God ! " was the exclamatioi
that fell rom the lips of old Uncle Duke
Herman Craven did not cast a glauo
in his direction.
"In witness whereof , " continued thi
lawyer , "I have hereunto set my hand am
sealin this , the city of Wilmington , Stati
of North Carolina , this , the third day o
March , eighteen hundred and fifty-seven
"ALVIX DE ROSETTE.
"Witnesses John D. Lloyd , Freemar
"This ends the reading of the iustru
ment , " said the attorney , sinking into i
"The conclusion conies as a surprise , '
observed Director Hammond. "That is-
understand me , Mr. Craven of course
[ loath came so suddenly to our friend that
none of us , I think , had given the matter
u thought. But , excuse me , there are so
mfiny old and tried friends men of great
er experience than yourself that it seems
strange that he should have .designated
i-ou as the administrator of his estate and
guardian of his daughter. "
"Very , very strange ! " echoed the other
"I am not surprised at that , gentlemen , "
Herman said blandly. "It was because of
rour age that my uncle did not name some
) ne of you. Remember , a week ago he
jade fair to live as long as any of you.
3e would have named Mr. Dobbs hut for
lis age. "
"Strange the will does not read 'my
lephew , Herman Craven , ' instead of 'my
riend , Herman Craven , ' " remarked Di-
"It would seem so , " said Herman ; "hut
ny uncle often used to term me "friend
lernian. ' Yes , more often than he did
nephew' in our private conversations. He
lad notified me that he had named me as
.dministrator of his will , but he had not
aformed me how liberally he'had reniem-
tered me in the same. It quite overpow-
rs me , " and Herman raised his haud-
: erchief to his eyes.
"The witnesses to this will ? " observed
"Went down with the ill-fated Gosmore ,
nd within sight of the British coast , "
aid the attorney.
"Then " remarked Sellars "
, , "there are
0 living -witnesses ? "
"None , " the attorney said ; "but their
ignatures'are here , and there is no ques-
lon but what they are genuine. You all
now them , gentlemen. "
"Yes , " observed Director Hammond ,
and I was aware they had witnessed
ur old frieud's signature to his will. Af-
; r their death I think he intended getting
ther signatures , but he deferred it too
Sellars had advanced , and the attorney
anded him the will , which he closely
"Yes , " he said presently , "the signa-
ires are genuine beyond a doubt , but - "
"But what , Mr. Sellars ? " asked Law-
"I was about to say that the signatures
re genuine , but the witnesses themselves
: e somewhere rocking to and fro , deep
jwn in the bosom of the ocean , " answer-
"And the sea , " thought Herman Cra-
? n , "will not give up its dead. "
"What step is first necessary ? " he ask-
"The submission of the will for pro-
ite , " said the attorney , "and immediate- ,
thereafter you must enter at once on
10 discharge of your duties. You -will
id them such as to require great care and
scre'ion , but both myself and the direc-
rs of the bank stand ready to lend you
ery possible aid. "
"I shall enter upon them , gentlemen , de- '
'nding largely.on your advice , " remarked
errnaa , "and every provision of my un-
2's will shall .e carried out faithfully.
) my cousin I shall endeavor to prove a
ithful guardian. "
A. groan burst from the quivering lips of
e young heiress as she arose to her feet.
There is something
caught the warning glance of the
tective , and leaning heavily on her com
mon's arm , left the room.
"My cousin is quite overcome , " observed
'Very naturally so. " said Sellers. "She
s just listened to the reading of the ? ast
11 and testament of her nisrdered fathi i
The day following the reading of the-
urill the instrument was admitted to pro *
bate , and Herman Craven had the hand-
Hug of a vast estate in his hands.
He held also in those same white ha mis ,
or thought he did , the destiny of a charm
ing young hcircsa.
"Ere two years roll by , " he thought ,
as he sat in his private oflice at the bank ,
"the husband must supplant ther guardian
I shall have become that husband. It
will not be difficult after Robert is in a
felon's grave to win the heart of my ward ,
at least to make her my. wife. She clearly
does not believe that Kobert Campbell
murdered her father. Jennie's presence
in the house so much I do not like. It
must be checked. Clearly , I must talk to-
this ward of mine. It is not seemly for
the daughter of a murdered man to be on
erms of intimacy with the sister of the
wretch who who lies in jail under the
charge of having murdered him. Under
the charge of having murdered him ? Hal
ha ! Was he not caught red-handed in the
: act ? As for the funds in the hank , I
must leave everything as it is until Flat
tie shall have become my wife. I must
win the confidence of the bank directors.
But above all I must hi'-ome the president
of 'The Cape Fear Bank. ' There is noth
ing easier , now that I represent a majority
of the stock , as my cousin's guardian , and
am the administrator of my uncle's es
tate. The directors meet this evening to
choose a successor to the late president ,
and in the interest of the late president's
daughter , I , Herman Craven , must he
that president. What is it. Duke ? "
"Attorney Dobbs , Mars Herman. "
"Admit him. Uncle Duke , you 1mva
been a faithful man for a negro. Tomorrow
row you will be free. You will have no
master and will have two thousand dollars
lars to your credit in the bank. "
"I will have a young mistress , Mars
Herman , " said the old man , "who I'd dlo-
die to serve. As for freedom. I's too ol/l
for dat ; I belongs to Mars Alvin's hank
and Miss Ilattie. and always will , hut
God bless old master jus' de same for
strikin' off de shackles. Xot de body fur
dar wan't none dar but from de son ! . 1
ken die a free man. Glory to God ! "
"You will be right here just the same ,
Duke. Now admit the attorney.
"I was in hopes you would call in this-
morning , Mr. Dobbs , " he said , urisini ;
from his seat and extending his hand a.s
the attorney approached him , "as there is
a matter I wished to see you about , i'ray
be seated. "
"In that event I am glad I called , " ob
served the lawyer , seating himself , "but
I think I can guess the subject. It is of
the directory meeting to-night , at which a
successor to Alrin DeRosette must be-
named as the bank's president , is it not ? "
"The same , Mr. Dobbs. The same. "
"I had a conference with Director *
Chadbouru , Hammond and Hoyt this
morning , " said the attorney , "and the tw f
latter favor Mr. Chadbourn for the pres
idency. You see , he is a man who has al
ways been identified with the bank and
has had a vast experience in monetary af
fairs. The public have full confidence in
him , and I think you may safely cast the -
vote you represent as your uncle's admin
istrator for hjm. In fact , the matter lays
entirely with you. Your action decides
the presidency and largely the future of
Lhe bank. Of course , you will remain
"Such is not my intention , Mr. Doblx , "
"What , you will sever your conm. > c:5ou :
ivith the bank ? "
"Oh , no , Mr. Dodds , not that ! Now , un- w
lerstand me. I have the most implicit f
onfidence in Director Chadbouru. As
: he second largest stockholder , he is the
mnk's vice-president , and as such I am
: ontent that he remain. As the repnvsent-
itive of the stock that made my uncle the -
resident , and as his administrator and
he guardian o'f his daughter , I conceive
t to be my duty to take his place as nearly
is I can in all that pertains to his busi-
icss affairs. I feel , indeed , that he would
lave it so or he would not have named ine
iis administrator. Yes , I feel in duty- /
louud to make Herman Craven the presi-
lent of the bank , and I ask your co-opera-
ion and aid. "
The old attorney's face paled , and for
moment he sat speechless.
"I beg you , " he said , when he had m : s-
ered his emotion , "think well of this mat-
IT. You have had but two years' ex-
erieuce in banking affairs. Director
'hadbourn has had that of half a lifetime ,
lis name would inspire confidence and the
auk would not lose a customer. With
on as its president I fear the result would
ot be the same. Yon are young and can
rait. You have every confidence in Mr.
Ihadhourn and wouluT be here just a.s you
ave been in the past. Public conn'dence -
uist not be shaken by an unwise move-
t this time. "
( To be continued. )
FEAT OF JUGGLER.
Kice from Grain hy-
"Wliirlina : Himself About.
"One day In the market of an inlands
illage I saw a curious performance , "
-rites an East Indian traveler in the
Inclnnati Enquirer. "It was conduct-
1 by two men one old and emaciated , ,
irrying- native drum ; the other
sung and well fed , fantastically.gown-
1 with an overskirt of colored hand-
erchfefs and a multitude of bells , ,
hich jangled noisily at his slightest. ,
.ovement ; long , ragged hair altogeth-
a hideous creature.
"The drummer began , a weird tom-
iming and the other man an. iscauta-
on. Then he extended a 'supra' a.
imboo tray used by all natives on
hich anyone who pleases places a ,
rge handful of rice and the same
jantity of grain. The two Ingredl-
its are thoroughly amalgamated , so-
iat it would in he ordinary way take-
) urs to separate them.
"Now the fantastic man with his traj-
iglns. He turns around slowly , gradu-
ly quickening his pace ( the drummer-
so keeping lime ) , faster and faster ,
a giddy vortex , the tray at time al-
est out of his hands , yet so cleverly
indled that not a grain falls out. It
very trying to watch , out in a couple-
minutes both stop simultaneously , ,
id the man shows to the wondering. '
ectators two litle heaps , one of .the
: e and the other grain , at different
da of the tray .which in his sieken-
j gyrations lie has been able to sep-
ite by some extraordinary manipula-
man can marry money without gefc-
a capital wife
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