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TUT? OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, FEBRUAllV 1, 1003.
AVANTKD, typewriter, to lie taken In part
payment on piano. Address V M. Be.
FOR KXri!AS'HJ-2.i rrs near l.oup
City. Neb.; all fer.eed enii cross-fenced,
watered iy mills, tank and pools; four
miles from town aid two R. Rs ; blue
stem and buffalo grHBs; the heft ranch In
that country; will carry 1,0 i cattle; win
grow nlfa.'fa; hII Rood Hay soli; will price
right. Ad Invs 4i:4 Karnam Hi., I inmlm,
Neb. Z 1. P
FOR EXCHANGE 3jn acres on the Kl)c
horn rlvr, 3 tulles from a town of l.fi;
il K. Hp.; good buildings, orchard, fenced
anil cross-f need, cits tons hay, all
Blfiilfn land; will exchange fur "toe of
Implements and buggies or a residence In
Cnviha; lid Is a line lora.l'm for small
i'.ck and grain farm. AHdrees 4,'U4 K.ir
num St., Omaha, Neb. 13)1
EXCHANGE I.ar.n and cnh for mrrchan
i illse; hardware ami Implement f r land;
i will puy (Hh for 3i to 6Mi aires li.iprove.1
1 larm, cist Nebraska. T. M. Clin. L'.tS
. o St., Lincoln, Neb. Z-M172 3
' FOR EXCHANGE An Improved firm, M
1 acres, all In cult l atlon, in central Nc.
J hrnska, near a good town, to exchange
s for rurmture and lease of Mrst-class
roornlnK house In Om.iha; give full tie
? srrlptlon, location and price. Address V
. IT, Met. Z 151 1
FOR EXCHANGE Improved farm In cen-
tral Nebraska for Improved, rlear Income
property in Omaha or South Omaha. Call
) on or write "owner," 6o4 Bee bid.,
Omaha. 162 1
TOO t.ATK TO CLASSIFY.
vTWO young ladles desire board In private
famliy within walking dlatance oi city.
. Address W 22. Bee. K 115 1
(' VANTKI), washwoman to take family
, waahing home. Call at 541 8. Jfith ave.
FI'RB repaired at H regular price. Anton
Kolovratek. 1756 Leavenworth at..
Omaha, Neb., 324 Miuin at., Fremont,
U 1S 1
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and Irregularities of women, from any
cause; experienced, reliable. 151.1 Dodge,
Arlington b'ock, Omuha, Nub. Tel.
.LADIES' Chlchesters English Pennyroyal
' ' Tills are the best; safe; reliable. Take no
other. Bend 4c, srtamps, for particulars.
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mall. ABk your druggist. Chichester
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without pain no cutting, tying or burning.
All blood, kidney and bludder diseases
cured; a guarantee given In every case
treated by W. C. Maxwell, M. D.. 624
Bee Bldg., Omaha, Neb., graduate of
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LADIES: Use our harmless remedy for
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DR. V. HUTCHINSON, specialist of
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Office, 2205 Cumin?. Residence telephone,
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DR. TRIES, Germun graduate, renowned
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profuse, returued or suppressed menstru
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without deration or the hospital. If a
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advice will promptly be given. Address
H. F. Pries. 11. D.. lol3 Dodge tit.. Umaha.
BISTERS In despair, ir you have a sup
pression wrlie and I will Bend you the
remedy which gave me relief. Mrs.
Amanda Green, 216 State St., Chicago.
HAY, IIAI AXD COAL. 4
IM. LONDON, 1302 Cuming. Tel. A2536.
' 165 F28
LADIES' TAILORING COLLEGE.
Ladies Tailoring College,
SUITE 63-4-6-6, Douglas block, 16th and
Dodge. C. D. Snyder, Mgr. Write for
booklet 102 1
LADIES' tailoring parlors, 2233 Seward 8t.
BEND 25c and stump, with date of birth,
and get trance reading of ' your past,
present and future. I tell full names,
dates, full name of future husband or
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advice on love, business, marriage, specu
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whether the one you love Is true or fale;
guarantee satlstucllon. Address, Mme
DeV'erc, Lock Box 915, Kansas City. Mo.
CARPET CLEAXISGAKD LAYING.
A. K. JETT. 2015 Cuming at.
t.OLD AND SlLVKlt PLATING.
OMAHA PLATING CO., Ilea Bldfc-. Tel. 2536.
LAMBEKT, 25. Monroe Co., 811 N. 16th
FARMS FOR HEXT.
FARM FOR RENT.
10 acres, ( mlics northwest of Omaha, un
improved, 13 per acre.
GEORGE & CO., Idol FARNAM ST.
1 acres near Krug park, 4-r. house and
JV acres near Hanscom park, 6-r. house
and barn. F. I). Wead, 1524 Douglas.
130 1 '
JOUND Hunch of keyi Call it Et offlce.
, Fou..d m
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for Feb. ; reduced prlcek; adulta Tuesdays
and Fridays, 1p.m. 749
ttlKtE FACIAL massages, 1. ITU Dodge.
. .64 F-H
TH03. J. KELLY, voice. Davldg Block.
$160 TUNING; guaranteed first class. Per
flelil Piano ". Tel. 7i. 161 !
GRAND ELECTRIC CO.. 520 8. 16th St.
Phunn 2Mi. Lltcirlcal suppllesj wiring
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63-4-5-C. Duiiglas block. lGih and Dodge.
C. l. Snyder, Mgr. Write' for booklet.
CONTRACTORS AND HIILDERS.
J U BPITliBART. Tel. K-lioi. Lake.
COAL AND WOOD.
11ALD ft RICE, 60S & ICth Bt. Tel. 1K.
DOUBLE parlors. Call at 1611 Webster st.
Manage Estates and Other Properties
GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE
and fiscal agents of
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PATENT OFFICE DRAWINGS.
PATENT DRAWINGS, application blanks.
deeds, etc. Sues A Co., Ilea LIuk. Tele
phone MSi. 953 M10
STAMMERING AND STUTTERING.
CURED Julia Vaughn, 430 Ramge Pldg.
MASQfUHADE COSTl MES.
TIIEO. LIE1IEN. luie Farnam, costumes.
SHIRTS TO ORDER.
OMAHA SHIRT FACTORY, 1916 Farnam.
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CONTRACTORS AND BlILDERS.
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BARRICK Roofing Co., 1C1S Cuminit St.
Tel. 951. M479
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E. II. ULLERY & CO., 1611 Howard st.
CARLSON &. CO., 2121 Leavenworth. Tel.
2S1S. v 7u6
PKTEKBON & LUNDBURG, 115 S. 17th.
Tel. L-23u8. 799
J. E. WALLACE, 605 S. 13th St. -M480
EMI1HOIDERY and luce taught free. Mrs.
Wl'.son, 1620 Douglas. 374
OMAHA Hay Bale Tie Co., 811 North ltb.
WALL PAPER AND PAPER HANGING.
CILS, paints, varnishes, window glass. T.
J. sterner, 2525 No. 2uih bt. Tel. A-2567.
CUT RA'lE railroad tickets everywhere.
P. H. I'lnlbln, iMa Farnam. 'Phone 784.
CAPT. THOS. CORMiCK, private detect
ive. 517 Karbach block. Telephone A-2832.
ELEC. automobiles. DerlghV 1119 Farnam.
PHONOGRAPHS AMD SUPPLIES.
ALL MAKES talking machines; send for
catalogue. Gnialia iilcycie to., 16th and
ANTI-MONOPOLY GARBAGE CO., cleans
cesspools and vaults, removes garbage
and dead animals at reduced prices. 621
N. 16th. Tel. 1779. 451
PRIVATE '.essons In bookkeeping, etc.
O. K. liathbun, Room 15, Coin 1 Nat. bank
BRAS3 and aluminum casting, nickel plat
ing and finishing. Specialty Mfg. Co., 41
N. Main til.. Council Bluffs.
FORT RILEY. KAN.. FEB. 1, 1903.
Sealed proposals In triplicate will be re
ceived here until 11 a. m., March 3, 1, for
construction of two double sets of non-com-.mlssloned
staff quarters. Information fur
tils hed upon application, here; also at of
fices of Depot (juurtermasters, Chicago, 111.;
St. IxhiIs, Mo., and Omaha, Nebraska. Bid
ders will state In their bids the time In
wilch they will complete the work, as time
will form an Important consideration In
the award. United States reserves the
right to accept or reject any or all bids, or
any part thereof. Envelopes to be indorsed
"Proposals for Public Buildings," and ad
dressed Cuptaln G. O. Cress, (j. M.
Fl d4t Ml-3m
Nw Twlu-Bcrew dittmiBurB of 11,500 Tons.
KttW YOKK HOTTkC K1JA.M, vt UOtLlXiNB.
UiliLS W0dueUay at 10 A. M.
Amatr4ftm Kab. AmstArUatu alar. U
Hyodan Kb. IS giatendam Mur. U
Ro(t?rdam Mar- 4,Rolftr3m .Mar. 36
llollaMtl-ABirrtra Line, 3U B'wa, N. Y.
Harry MaXjrra, lul Karnam at., J. 8. McNally, 1321
Famajn at., H B. Jorii-a, Karam at.. Louis
Km. rirat Nat'l Uk , P C Klodinan A Cc. 1614
Capitol ava , Cbaa. alara. Ill u. luth H., a L
Koatorys. k4 So. 11th at., Omaha, agaata.
UNION PRESIDENT ACCUSED
Iadlrted by Grand Jary for llavlac
Coicortrd Plan to Get Rid
ELY, NeT., Jan. 1.-A special grand Jury
called by Judge Brown to investigate the
tragedy which occurred on January 3, in
which1 three me a were killed and two
wounded, closed Its session today.
Mioa Managers Traitor and Gasklll were
exonerated, but two Indictments were re
turned against William 'Lloyd, president of
the Miners' union. wh Is charged with
having concocted a scheme for getting rid
of Trallor, either by kidnaping him or tak
ing tls Itto. v
REVENUE CAPTAIN IS GUILTY
Court. Martial Sastalas hbarcea Filed
of Condact I Dberomlaar Oflleer
BAN FRANCISCO. Jan. U. The Chron
icle saya: Captala W. H. Cuthlag of the
revenue cutter service was found guilty
dti charges of conduct unbecoming an ofD
eot and a gentleman by the court-martial
convened here early In the month.
This announcement lll be made from
the Treasury department la Washington
todsy. Tbs findings hare been approved by
Captain C. P. Shoemaker, chief of the
aervlce, and Assistant Secretary Spalding,
as baa the sentence which the court-martial
vImmOss comwrr. tooa. by T c. McxtxzE g'o
Mr. Lane's Romance.
The Seven Secreta, each distinct from the
other and yst connected, each one In Itself
a complete enigma, formed a problem of
which even Ambler Jevona himself could
not discover the solution.
Contrary to his usual methods, be al
lowed me to accompany blm In various
directions, making curious inquiries that
bad nothing apparently to connect them
with the mystery of the death of Mr. and
In reply to a wire I bad tent to Bthel
wynn came a message saying that her
mother was entirely prcstrated, therefore
fhe could not at r resent leave her. This,
when shown to Ambler, caused him to purse
his lips and raise his shoulders with that
gesture of suspicion which was a peculiarity
of his. War. K .possible that he actually
The name of Slade seemed ever In Jevons'
mind. Indeed, most of his Inquiries wer
regarding some person of that name.
fro evening, after dining together, he
took me In a cab across tne city to the
Three Nuna" hotel, at Aldgate where, In
the ssloon bar, we sat drinking. Before
setting out he had urged me to put on a
shabby suit of clothes and a soft hat, so
that in the East End We should not attract
attention as swells. As for his own per
sonal appearance It was certainly not that
of the spruce city man. He was an adept
at disguises, and on this occasion wore a
reefer jacket, a peaked cap and a dark
violet scarf In lieu of a collar, thus pre
senting the aspect of a seafarer ashore. lie
smoked a pipe of the most approved sailor's
type, and as we sat together in the saloon
he told me sea stories, in order that a
group of men sitting near might overhear.
That he had some objert In alf this was
quite certain, but what Is was I could not
Suddenly, after an hour, however, a little.
undersized, old man, of dirty and neglected
appearance, who bad been drinking at the
bar, shuffled up to us, and whispered some
thing to Ambler that I did not catch. The
words, nevertheless, caused my companion
to start, and disregarding the fresh whisky
and soda he had Just ordered, he rose and
walked ouc an example which I followed.
"Lanky sent me, sir," the old man said,
addrerslng Ambler, when we were out in
the street. 'E couldn't come hlsself. 'K
said you'd like to know the truth.'
"Of course, I was waiting for it," replied
my companion, alert and eager.
"Well," he said, "I suppose I'd better tell
yer tho truth at once, sir."
"Certainly. What is It?"
"Well, Lanky's dead." v
"Dead!" cried Ambler. 'Impossible. I
was waiting for him."
"I know. This morning in the Borough
market, 'e told me to come 'ere and find
you, because 'e wasn't able to come. 'E
had a previous engagement. Lanky'a en
gagements were always nterestin , he
added, with a grim smile.
"Well, go on." said Ambler, eagerly.
" 'E told me to go down to Talt street
and see 'lm at 8 o'clock, aa 'e had a mes- i
sage for you. I went and when I got there
I found 'Im lying on the Boor of 'Is room
"You went to the police, of course?"
"No, I didn't; I came 'ere to aee you In
stead. I believe the poor bloke'a been mur
dered. 'E was a good un, too paor Lanky
"What!" I exclaimed. "Is that man Lane
"It seems so," Jevons responded. "If he
Is, then there we have further mystery."
"If you doubt It, sir, come with me down
to Shadwell," the old man said in his cock
ney drawl. "Nobody knows tbout it yet. I
ought to have told the perltce, but I know
you're better at mysterious affairs than the
Billy coppers In Leman street."
Jevons' fame as an Investigator of crime
had spread even to that class known as
the aubmerged tenth. How fashions
change! A year or two ago It was the mode
of society to go "slumming." Today only
social reformers and missionaries make ex
cursions to the homes of the lower class in
East London. A, society woman would not
dare admit today that rbe had been further
east than Lcadenhall street.
"Let's go and see what has really hap
pened," Ambler said to me. "If Lane Is
dead, then It paoves that hla enemy la
"I can't see that. How?" I asked.
"You will see later. For the moment
we must occupy ourselves with his death,
and see whether it la owing to natural
cause or to foul play. He was a heavy
drinker and It may have been that."
"No," declared the little old man.
"Lanky wasn't drunk todiy that I'll swear.
I earn Mm In Commercial road at 7, talkin
to a feller wot's In love wiv "is sister."
"Then how do you account for this dis
covery of yours?" asked my companion.
"I can't account for It, guv'nor. I
simply found 'lm lying on the floor, and It
give me a shock, I can tell you. 'E was as
cold as Ice." '
"Let's go and see ourselves," Ambler
said: so together we hurried along the
Whltechapel High street, at that hour
busy with Ita costermonger market, and
along Commercial road east, arriving at
last In the dirty Insalubrious thorough
fare, a veritable hive of tbe lowest class
of humanity Talt street, Shadwell.
Vp'the dark stairs of one of the dirtiest
of the dwellings our conductor guided us,
lighting our steps with wax vestas struck
upon the wall, and on gaining the third
floor of the evil-smelling place he pushed
open a door and we found ourselves in an
"Don't move, gentlemen," the old man
urged. "You may fall over "lm. 'E's right
there. Just where you're standln. I'll
light the lamp."
Then he struck another match, and by
Its fickle llftht wa saw the body of Lane,
the street-hawker, lying full length only
a yard from us, Just as our conductor had
The cheap and smelling parraffln lamp
being lit. I took a hasty glance around
the poor man's home. There was but little
furniture save the bed, a chair or two and
a rickety table. I'pon the latter was one
of those flat bottles known as a "quar
tern." Our first attention, however, was
to the prostrate man. A single glance was
sufficient to show that be was dead. His
eyes were closed, his hands clenched, and
his body was bent as though he bad ex
pired In a final paroxysm of agony. Tho
teeth, too, were hard set, and there were
certain features about ht appearance that
caused me to entertain a grava suspicion
from the first. His thin, consumptive face,
now blanched, was strangely drawn, as
though tho muscles bad suddenly con
tracted and there was an absence of that
romrosure one generally expects to find
tn the faces of those who die naturally.
As a medical man I very sooa noted
sufficient appearances to tell me that death
had been due e'lher to suicide or foul play.
The former seemed to me the most likely.
"Well?" asked Ambler, rising from his
knsss ha I had ooocluded tie examina
tion of the Head man's skinny, ill-nour-ished
bedy. "What's your opinion, Ralph?"
' "He's tsken poison," I declared.
"Polnon? You believe he's been poisoned?"
I "It may have been willful murder, or
ha may have taken It voluntarily," I an
swered. "But it Is most evident that the
symptoms are those of poisoning."
Ambler gave vent to a low grunt, half
of satisfaction, half of suspicion. I knew
that grunt well. When on the verge of
any great discovery he always emitted that
"We'd better Inform the police." I re
marked. "That's all we ran do. The poor
fellow is dead."
"Dead! Yes. we know that. But we must
find out who killed him."
"Well," I said, "I think at present, Am
bler, we've quite sufficient on our hands
without attempting to solve any further
problems. The poor man may have been
In despair and have taken poison willfully."
"In despair!" echoed the old man.
"No fear. Lanky was happy enough. 'E
wasn't the sort of fellow to hurry hlsself
out o' the world. He liked life too Jolly
' W n 1 1 Tl.atiloa .1 - ,1.. Ll, -
rio.utro n BU UJf Ull O IllOUey
In the Savin's bank. 'E was well orf once,
wer' Lanky. Excuse me for interruptln'."
"Well, if he didn't commit suicide," I
remarked, "then according to ail appear
ances, poison was administered to him will
fully." "That appear? to be the most feasible
theory," Ambler Bald. "Here we have still
a further mystery."
Of courpe the post-mortem appearances
of poisoning, except In a few lnstanr,
Te not very characteristic. As ever"y med
ical man Is aware, poison If administered
with a criminal Intent, is generally In
uch a dose as to take Immediate effect
although this Is by no means necessary,
as there are numerous substances which
accumulate in the system, and when give
In small and repeated quantities ultimately
prove fatal notably, antimony. The diag
nosis of the effects of irritant poisons Is
not so difficult as It Is In the case of nar
cotic or other neurotics, where the symp
toms are very Blmllar to those produced
by apoplexy, epilepsy, tetanus, convulsions,
or other forms of disease of the brain.
Besides one of the most difficult factJ we
have to contend with In such cases Is that
poison may be found In the body and yet
a question may arise as to Its having been
the cause of death.
I'oor Mrs. Courtenay.
Ambler appeared to' be much concerned
J regarding the poor man's death. When we
' fiarl Seat "lilt haaMa tils vanainhl. tin .-w r-t ,.-
in the London road he certainly seemed a
hardworking, respectable fellow, with a
voice rendered hoarse and rough by con
stantly shouting his wares. But by tbe
whispered words that had passed I knew
that Ambler was In his confidence. The na
ture of this I had several times tried to
His unexpected death appeared to have
ppset all Ambler's plans. He grunted and
took a tour round the poorly furnished
"Look here!" he said, halting In front of
tne. "There'a been foul play here. We
mu3t lone no time in calling the police
not that they are likely, to discover thq
"Why do you say that?"
"Because the poor fellow has been the
victim of a secret assassin."
"Then you suspect a motive?"
"I believe that there Is a 'motive why his
lips should be closed a strange and re
mote one." Then turning to the old man
who bad been the dead man's friend, he
asked: "Do you know any one by the name
"Slade?" repeated tho croaking old fel
low. "Slade? No, sir. I don't recollect
any one o' that name. IB It a man or a
"Do you know If Lanky Lane ever had
visitors here I mean visitors not of his
own cIsbs?" .
"I never 'card o' none. Lucky wasn't
the sort o' chap to trouble about callers.
He used to spend 'Is nights In the Three
Nuns .wiv us; but 'e'd sit 'ours over two o'
gin. 'E saved 'is money, 'e did."
"But look here," exclaimed Aaibler, seri
ously. "Are you quite certain that you've
never seen him with any stranger at
"Never to my knowledge."
"Well," my companion said, "you'd bet
ter go and call the poMce."
When tbe old fellow bad shuffled away
down the rickety stairs Ambler turning
to me. Bald abruptly:
"That fellow is lying; he knows some
thing about this affair."
I had taken up tne empty dram bottle and
smelt it. The spirit it bad contained was
rum which had evidently been drunk from
the bottle, as there was no glass near. A
slight quantity remained, and this I placed
aside for analysis If necessary.
"I can't see what this poor fellow has
to do with the inquiry upon which we are
engaged. Ambler," I remarked. "I do wish
you'd be more explicit. Mystery seems to
heap upon mystery."
"Yes. You're right," he said reflec
tively. "Slowly very slowly, I am work
ing out the problem, Ralph. It has been
a long and difficult matter, but by degrees
I seem to be working toward a conclusion.
This," end he pointed to the man lying
dead, "is another of London's many mys
teries, but it carries us one step further."
"I csn't for the life of me see what con
nection the death of this poor street
hawker has with the strange events of the
"Remain patient. Let us watch the
blustering inquiries of the police," be
laughed. "They'll make a great fuss, but
will find out nothing. The author of this
crime Is far too wary."
"But this man Slade?" I said. "Of late
your Inquiries have always been of him.
What is his connection with the affair?"
"Ah, that we have yet 'to discover. He
may have no connection for aught I know.
It is mere supposition, based upon a logical
"What motive had you In meeting this
man here tonight?" I inquired, hoping to
gather some tangible clue to the reason of
i his erratic movements.
' "Ah! that's Juat tbe point," he responded.
"If this poor fellow had lived he would
have revealed to me a secret we abould
have known the truth!"
"The truth!" I gasped. "Then at the
very moment when be inteaded to confess
to you be has been struck down."
"Yes. His lips have been sealed by bis
enemy and yours. Both are identical."
he replied, and his lips snapped together
In that peculiar manner that was his habit.
I knew It was useless to question htm
Indeed, at that moment heavy footsteps
sounded upon the stairs, and two con
stables, conducted by the shuffling old man,
appeared upon the scene.
"We have tat tut you," Ambler ex-
f Plained. "This man la dead died suddenly
w e believe."
"Who Is he, sir?" Inquired the elder of
the pair, bending over the prostrate man
and taking up the smoky lamp In order to
examine his features more carefully.
"His name Is Lane a rostermoog-T,
kr.awn to his intimates as Lanky Lane. The
uiau with you la one of his friends, md
ran toll you more about him than I can."
"Is he dead?" queried the second can
stable, touching the thin, pallid face.
"Certainly," 1 answered. "I'm a doctor,
end have already ''made an examination.
He's been dead aome time."
My name aud address was taken, to
gether with that of my companion. When,
however, Ambler told the officers his name,
both were visibly impressed. The name of
Jevons was well known to the police, who
held him In something like awe as a smart
"I know Inspector Barton at Leman
street your station, I suppose?" he added.
"Yes, sir," responded the first constable.
"And begging your pardon, sir, I'm honored
to meet you. We all heard how you beat
the C. I. department In the Bowyer square
mystery, and how you gave the whole In
formation to Sergeant Payllng without
taking uny of the credit o yourself. He
got all the honor, sir, and your name didn't
appear at the Old Bailey."
Jevons luughed. He was never fond of
seeing his name In print. He made a study
of the ways and methoda of criminals, but
only for bis own gratification. The police
knew him well, but he hid his light under
the proverbial bushel alwajs.
"What Is your own opinion of the affair,
sir?" the officer continued, ready to take
his opinion before that of the sergeant of
the criminal investigation department at
tached to bis station.
"Well," said Ambler, "It looks like sud
den death, doesn't it? Perhaps lt'a polBon."
"Mulder, very possibly," was Jevons'
"Then you really think there's a mystery,
sir?" exclaimed tbe constable, quickly.
"It seems suspiciously like one. Let us
search the room. Come along, Ralph," he
added, addressing me. "Just lend a hand."
There was not much furniture In the
place to search, and before long, with the
aid of tbe constable's lantern, we had
searched every nook and cranny.
Only one discovery of note was made,
and it was certainly a strange one.
Beneath a loose board near the fireplace
Jevons discovered the dead man's hoard.
It consisted of several papers carefully
folded together. Wo examined them and
found them to consist of a hawker's li
cense, a receipt for the payment for a
barrow and donkey, a postofflce savings
bank book showing a balance of 26 4
shillings and several letters from a corre
They were typewritten. In order that the
handwriting should not be betrayed and
upon the flimsy paper used in commercial
offices. AH of them were of the highest
Interest. The first, read aloud by Ambler,
ran as follows:
"Dear Lane I have known you a good
many years and never thought you were
such a fool as to neglect a good thing.
Surely you will reconsider the proposal I
made to you night before last In tbe bar
of the Elephant and Castle. You once did
me a very good turn long ago, and now
I am In a position to put a good remun
erative bit of buslnes in your way. Yet
you are timid that all may not turn out
well. Apparently you do not fully recog
nize the. stake I hold In the matter, and
the fact that any exposure would mean ruin
to me. Surely I have more to lose than you
have. Therefore, that In Itself, should be
sufficient guarantee to you. Reconsider
your reply, and give me .your decision to
morrow night. You will find me In the
saloon bar of the King Lud In Ludgate Hill
at 8 o'clock. Do not speak to me there,'
but show yourself, and then wait outside
until I Join you. Hrve a care that you
are not followed. That Hawk Ambler Je
vons ha"8 scent of us. Therefore, remain
dumb and watchful. Z."
"That's curious, I remarked. "Whoever
wrote that lettar was inciting Lane to con
spiracy, and at the same time held you In
My companion laughed again a quiet,
self-satisfied laugh. Then he commenced
the second letter, typewritten like the first,
but evidently upon another machine.
"Dear Lane: Your terms seem exorbi
tant. I quite understand that at least four
or five of you must be in the affair, but the
price asked Is ridiculous. BeBldes, I didn't
like Bennett's tone when he spoke to me
yesterday. He was almost threatening.
What have you told him? Recollect that
each of us knows something to the detri
ment of tbe others, and even In these days
of so-called equality the man with monny
Is always the best man. You must con
trive to shut Bennett's mouth. Give him
money, if he wants it up to 10. But, of
course, do not say that it comes from me. i
You can, of course, pose as my friend, as
you have done before. I shall be at the
usual place tonight. Z."
"Looks aa though there's been mma
blackmailing." one of tbe constables re
marked. "Who's Bennett?"
"I expect that's Bobby Bennett, who
works In the meat marke," replied the
atom of a man who had accosted us at
Aldgate. "He was a friend of Lanky's, and
a bad 'un. I've 'card say that 'e 'ad a
record at tbe Old Bailey."
"Is he working now?" Ambler inquired.
"Yes. I saw 'lm tn Farrln'don street yes
terday." "Ah!" remarked the constable. "We
shall probably want to have a chat with
blm. But the chief mystery Is the identity
of the writer of these letters. At all events
It Is evident that this poor man Lane knew
something to his detriment, and was prob
ably trying to make aomethlng out of that
"Not at all an unusual case," I said.
Jevons grunted and appeared to view the
letters with considerable satisfaction. Any
documentary evidence surrounding a case
of mysterious death la always of interest.
In this esse, being of such a suspicious
nature. It was doubly so.
"Are you quite decided not to assist
me?" another letter ran. It was likewise
typewritten, and from the same source.
"Recollect you did so once, and were well
paid for It. You had enough to keep you
In luxury for years had you not so fool
ishly frittered It away on your so-called
friends. Any of the latter would give you
away to tbe police tomorrow for a 5 note.
This, however. Is my last appeal to you.
If you help me I shall give you 100,
which is not bad payment for an hout's
work. If you do not. then you will not
hear from me again. Z."
"Seems a bit brief, and to the point,"
was the elder constable's remark. "I won-,
der what Is the affair mentioned by this
mysterious correspondent? Evidently the
fellow Intended to bring oft a robbery, or
omething, and Lane refused to give his
"Apparently so," replied Ambler, finger
ing tbe last letter remaining In bis hand.
"But thla communication Is even of greater
Interest," be added, turning to me and
showing me writing In a well-known hand.
''I know that writing!" I cried. "Why
that letter is from poor Mrs. Courtenay!"
"It la," he said, quietly. "Did I not tell
you that we were on the eve of a discovery,
aad that the dead man lying there could
have told ua the truth?" v
(To be continued. )
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S TRADE
Volc9 of Busine-i for Janaary Much
Largsr Taan a Year Ago.
PRICES ON ALL LINES ARE QUOTED FIRM
Sprlna- and Summer Line of Dress
Goods Sow Mo Ina: Freely and
Jobbers Note Some of the
More Popular Styles.
The business Fltnntlon an a whole stll
remains viiy satlKfiti'tnry to Omaha Job
bers and manufacturers. A large number
of early buyers arrived on the market Inst
week and placed liberal order and advlees
received from the country clearlv show that
spring trade will begin In earnevt this com
ing week. In mom lines the volume of
business transacted In Januarv shows a
good Increase over last year, but In a few
enses tradu has not helu tip, owing to pe
culiar circumstances. Thut is most notice
able In the rubber trade, where dealers
have been withholding their orders In tho
hope of better prices later on. If all
the diri'trent lines are cumblned. however,
It Is safe to say that there Is a big Increase
over January of The outlook for the
next several mo.ahs Is also considered very
encouraging and Jobbers expect to enjoy a
good 'lvely spring demand through the
Values are on a good firm foundation,
with prospects of their remaining that way
for some time to come. Jobbers In almost
every line are experiencing considerable
trouble In Retting their orders tilled
promptly, showing that manufacturers are
finding a ready market for all the goods
they can turn out. That Is not only the
case with spring lines but with next fall
goods as well, for buyers who have re
cently returned from eastern markets re
port that many large manufacturing plants
have sold up their entire output between
now and fall. As a result they consider the
outlook for continued llrm prices very en
couraging". Salmon at Low Flxurrs.
The demand for groceries In a wholesale
way was of very liberal proportions last
week and a good gain for tho month of
January la reported over the same month
of last year. The market did not show any
great changes, but still there are a few
worthy of mention. The salmon market Is
still attracting considerable attention. It
Is reported that the Alaska Tuckers' asso
ciation closed out its allotment of chum
julmon last week. It Is alBO stated that
the buyers of these chums received only
SO per cent of them and 70 per cent of the
pink tlsh. The association nas announced,
however, that the prices reuently made,
which well posted men say are below the
cost of production, will rule for the opening
puck of im3. These prices, though, may be
withdrawn at any time. It seems to be tho
Intention of the Alaska association to dis
courage the pack of this class of goods
which they claim have never been a credit
to the industry and injure the trade.
The market on dried fruits Is without
special feature, but It Is believed that the
prices now ruling are about at the bottom.
Any increase In the demand would tend to
raise the price of several kinds of California
dried fruits. v
Cables from Europe last week gave the
Information that Japan will have to Import
some 8,000,0' O bags of rice this year, where
previously that country has been heavy
exporters of the better giades of Jap in rice.
The I'acllic coast has been a large pur
chaser of that stock In former years, while
now the southern mills must supply this
trade with the greater part of their re
quirements. India Is also short some 4.000,000
bags. These conditions, together with th
great damage to the domestic rice crop,
point to very much higher prices in the
near future. Those well posted on the
situation claim that the amount of avail
able stock in the south at the present time
Is less than Z5 per cent of the supply a year
ago. That being the case, the market is
in a very strong position, with every Indi
cation of much higher prices ruling In th-j
The sugar market la In Just nboift tho
same position It was a week sgo, both on
rawo and refined. Cheese Is also unchanged,
except that stocks are getting lighter every
week and prices therefore growing firmer.
There Is no change in the market on tea
Popular Spring; Dress Goods.
The early huvers who are arriving on the
dry goods market are giving a good deal
of attention to the dress goods department.
In speaking of the popular lines a local
Jobber said that wasj fabrics for the spring
and summer seasons are sho"n in an end
less varletv of cloths, colorlncs and ideas.
Printed fabrics still hold their own against
the invasion of woven fabrics and are beau
tifully designed and printed. They come In
batiste dimities, lace stripes and mercer
ised cloths. Plain colors in the above are
very good in woven wash fabrics, tissues,
madras cloth, oxfords and etamlnes are
very much sought after and without doubt
will hold good throughout the season and
these latter ideas will be shown and sold
very largely for the fall season.
In wool dress goods there has been some
effort on the part of manufacturers to
force fancies on the market, but they are
not taking very largely, although some
Ideas are selling In a mall way. Plains
In colors and mixt-ires, as well as blacks,
still hold their own and are large sellers.
Of course, violets, etamlnis, boutonnes and
eollums are sold to the better classes, who
feel they can afford to buy drop skirts made
of silk to go under them.
The market on wool dress goods Is very
firm and on many lines prices have ad
vanced. For fall a general advance over a
vear ago Is noted, amounting to. from 5 to
i5 per cent, with all desirable, cloths sold
up There seems in fact to be more trouble
In getting the goods than in getting them
at satisfactory prices.
Si.ks are also still In good demand In p aln
cloths. Glace taffetis have irfken a promi
nent place In the silk world this season and
are very good. Prices of silks are very
firm and manufacturers are orily filling
contracts taken at old prices. Any nev
contracts are made at an advance of from
2c to 7c per yard. , .
So far as the general trade situation is
concerned, local lobbers say they have no
complaints to offer. A large numher of
. ..riv.H mi the market last week
and still more are looked for this coming
week. Several of the buyers for Iocs I
houses are either in the east or have Just
returned after placing orders for fall goods.
They report that fall goods are going to
be very scarce and will command strong
prices. In fact, many large manufacturers
have sold UP their entire output for fall of
such lln as blankets, hosiery, underwear
' Hardware Market Vncbanajed .
There has been no special feature to the
hardware trade during the week under re
view Trade has only been of fair propor
tions but an Improvement Is ooked for In
the near future. A few spring lines nr
beginning to move out. but It Is still n
little earlv for that chii of stock. Advices
received from the country though indicate
that business will be of good, proportions
when It does set In.
There have been practically no changes
of Importance In prices since last report.
The market Is firm all along th line and
so far as can be told, no very radical
changes will take place In the near future.
Knbbera lloltllnw Their Own.
Both retailors and Jobbers are still keep
ing their eve on the rubber goods market,
but there has been no change In the situa
tion. So far as can be learned, there Tias
been no price cutting, so that Jobbers feel
confident that there will be. none. Mer
chants, however, are holding back their
orders to quite an extent, and as a result
Jobbers did not sell nearly as many rub
ini,.rv of this vear as they did
; .h- ..me month of W2. The orders
however, are bound to come sooner or later,
so that no one Is doing any compla nlng.
1-eather goods for spring are selling free
ly and unless something happens to change
the situation the sales of local houses will
go far ahead of last year.
Fruits and Prodnve.
The demand for fruits and vegetables hist
week was only fair and almost no changes
at all took place in ruling prices. Nw south
ern beets and turnips arrived on the mar
ket last week and are selling at 5uc per
dozen bunches. Florida strawberries have
also put In an appearance and are held at
toe pr quart. The quality of the ben-lea U
said to be good for this early in the suason.
The egg market took quite a drop last
week as will lie seen- from the quotations
In another column. The butter market also
eased off considerably. Poultry is a trifle
lower, but still the demand has been sum
tient to prevent much of a decline.
WE A HE COMMISSION COMPANY.
llO-llt Board of Trade, Omaha, fceb
CHICAGO. Jan. 81. WHBAT Sold down
to 77c for May. the low point for the week,
on continued liquidation. There was a good
deal of covering on the break, however,
and the market rallied a little over Fri
day's close. The feature haa been covering
by houses which usually act for Captain
Phillips and Cudahy. St. Ixuls gave some
help reporting a demand from France. The
seaboard reports 26 loads taken for export.
Lxal cash sales. 2 loads; clearances. 6.2.uuo
bj. World shipments will be around
d.OOfl.roa bu.. with .V.nnf Vm. to Europe It
Is expected the visible Monday will show
but little decrease. There was a dcrrvneo
last year of l..'.i.m bit. The weather map
shows mild through tho winter wheat belt.
California wheat was strong, although
there was further rain on the coast. I'rl
n.ary receipts. ttJD .iW bu., against 4'Jo.eiiO bu.
last yenr. In the north west SJ9 cars,
against cars a year ago. Ixcal receipts,
Zt cars, with none contract. Kstlmates for
41 urn lay, X cars.
CORN Market has boon quirt but steady
for tho defeireil futures. iYnde has been
unimportant. January wns weak, appar
ently on account of the absence of anv
short lnt'ri-st. The sample market ad
vanced S'l'V on small receipts. Loral re
ceipts, 2.; cars, with none contract; esti
mate for Monday, LYi cars. Clearances, HM,
Out bu. Receipts have exceeded shipments
this week and there will be some Increase
In stocks. Primary receipts, t3,nno bu.,
against Mt.ono bu. last year. New York re
ports S loads taken for export.
OATP Mnrket has been tlrm within small
limits, helped by some b'jylng by Howe,
Cash oats were c higher on small receipts.
Local receipts. 215 cars, with 6 contract;
estimates for Monday, 2i"0 cars. Clearances,
44.". Shippers say oats can he sold w here,
cars are obtainable. There Is very little
standard oats both In receipts and from
PROVISIONS The fenture fn provisions
haa been th severe decline In January
rork, which touched 1.00 yesterday,
dropped to 116 40, ajid Januarv lard from
$10.( to 19.47 In very few trades. The rest
of the list was about rtendy, with tr;ide
small. There were 15.OH0 hogs here; esti
mates for Monday. 45.000. Hogs In the west,
37.000, against 7S.0H0 last week. Estimates
for next week, so.onrt.
WEAHR COMMISSION CO.
OMAHA WHOLESALE MARKET,
Condition ef Trade and Quotations on
Staple and Fancy I'rodare.
EOOS-Fresh stock, 17c.
I.IVK rOL'LTKY liens, Sc; old roosters.
44i5c; turkeys, 12i"al3c; ducks tcuftc: geese,
"tiXr: spring chickens, per lb.', SluJi'iC.
DRESSED POULTRY Young chickens,
lo$ilou,c; hens, 10c: turkeys, l.jiHc; ducks,
11 '(i 12c; geese, lOfiiilc.
II I'TTKR Packing stock, 13'4r; choice
dairy, tn tubs, i:.rri47c; separator j4o':Sc.
OY8TKRS Standards, per can, 2sc; extra
selects, per can, 35c; New York oounta per
can, 42c; bulk, extra selects, per gal., $1.75;
bulk, standard, per gal., 11.35.
FRESH FISH Trout, WulOc; herring. Be;
pickerel, 8c; pike, 9c; perch. 6c; buffalo,
dressed, 7c: suutUh 3c; bluenns, 3c; whlte
tlsh, !c: salmon, Itic; haddock, Jtc; codfish,
12c; redsnapper, 10c; lobsters, boiled, per
lb., 3nc; lobsters, 'green, per lb., 2sc; bull
heads, 10c; cattish, 14c; black bass. 2'ic;
HHAN Per ton $13 60.
HAY Prices quoted by Omaha Whole
sale Dealers' association: Choice No. 1 tip
land, $J; No. 1 medium, $7; No. 1 coarse,
$6.60. Rye straw, $6. These prices are for
hay of good color and quality. Demand
fair; receipts light.
CORN 3 fie.
RYE No. 2, 45c
NEW CELERY Kalamazoo, per do., e;
California, per dot,., 46!j&75c.
POTATOES Per bu., 4(4(4oc.
SWEET POTATOES-lowa and Kansas.
TURNIPS Per bu., 40c; Canada rutaba
gas per lb., l'c.
BEETS New southern, per dos. bunches,
60c; old, per bu., 40c.
CI 'CI M HERS Hothouse, per do., $2.
PARSNIPS Per bu., 40c.
CARROTS Per bu., 40c.
GREEN ONIONS Southern, per dozen
RADISHES Southern, per do. bunches,
TURNIPS New southern, per doa. bunch
SPINACH Southern, per doz. bunches,
WAX BEANS Ter bu. box, 13; string
beans per bu. box. $1.50.
CA MB AGE Holland seed, per lb., r.
ONIONS Home Rrown, In sacks, per lb.,
l'jc; Spanish, per crate, $1.75.
NAVY HKANS-Pir bu., 60.
TOMATOES New Florida, per 6-basket
CAULIFLOWER California, per crate,
PEARS Fall varieties, per box, $2.50.
APPLES Western, per bbl., $2.75; Jona
thans, $4.50; New York stock. $3.25; Cali
fornia Rellflowera, per bu. box, $1.5o.
GRAPES Malagas, per keg, $6.00(87.00.
CRANBERRIES Wisconsin, per bbl.,
10.50; Bell and Bugles, $11; per box, $3.51.
STRAWBERRIES Florida, per tojart,
BANANAS Per bunch, according to nlze,
LEMONS California fancy, I3.E0; choice,
ORANGES-Callfornla navels, fancy, $3.25;
choice. $3; Mediterranean sweets, $2.25.
DATES Persian, in 70-lb. boxes, per lb.,
6c; per case of 30-lb. pkgs., $2.25.
FIGS California, per lo-lb. cartons, $1;
Turkish, per 35-lb. box, 14f(18e.
HONEY New Utah, per 24-frame case,
CIDER New York, $4.50; per H-bbl., $2.75.
SAUERKRAUT Wisconsin, per bbl.,
$2.25; per bbl., $3.75.
POPCORN Per lb., 2c; shelled, 4c.
HIDES No. 1 green, 6o; No. 2 green. 6c;
No. 1 salted, "iVic; No. 2 salted, 6V4c; No. 1
veal call', 8 to 12Vs Iba., 8Vic; No. 2 veal
culf, 12 to 15 lbs., 6c; dry hides, Kflc;
bl'.eep pelts, 2iiribc; horse hides, $1.50fi2.ri0.
NI'TS-Walnuts. No. 1 soft shell, per lb.,
15c; hard shell, per lb., 11c; No. 2 soft shell,
per lb., 13c; No. 2 hard shell, per lb., 12c;
Brazlla. per lb., 12c; filberts, per lb., 12c;
almonds), soft shell, uer lb., 16c; hard shell,
per lb., 15c; lectins, largo per lb, 12'jc;
small, per lb., 11c; cocounuts, per dos., tic;
chestnuts, per lb., 10c; peanuts, ner lb.,
b',ic; roaBted peanuts, per lb., 7c; black
walnuts, per bu., $1; hickory nuts, per bu.,
11.60; cocounuts, per 100. $4.
OLD METALS. ETC. A.
qjotes the following prices: Iron, country
mixed, per ton, $11; Iron, stove plate, per
ion, s copper, per in., ; nrasa, neavy,
per lb., 8e; brass, light, per lb., 6Hc; lead,
per lb., bc; lnc, per lb., ic; rubber, per
Liverpool Grain and Provlaiors.
LIVERPOOL, Jan. 81. WHEAT-Spot,
No, 1 northern, spring, steady at 6sl0d;
No. 2 red western, winter, steady at 6s Hjd;
No. 1 California, firm at 6a HV,d. Futures,
quiet; March. 6s 2'd ; May. Sailed.
CORN Snot. American mixed, new. note
rat 4s 7d; American mixed, old. no stock.
Futures, quiet; January, nominal; March.
48 iv.d: May, 4s 2d.
PEA S Canudian, quiet at 6s 4"4d.
FIjOL'R St. Louis fancy winter, quiet at
HOPS At London (Pacific coast), flrnV
6 ir.Kift.L7 5k.
PROVISIONS Beef, steady;, extra India,
mess. 1Wb 6d. Pork, tavy. prime mess,
wf stern. 75s. Hams, ehort cut, 14 to 16
lbs., quiet, 62s. Bacon, Cumberland cut,
2 to 30 lbs., quirt. 4s 6d; short ribs. 16 to
24 lbs., firm, 4Ka 6d; long clear middles,
light, 2 to 34 lbs., fcteady, 47s 6d; long clear
middles, heavy, 36 to 40 lbs., steady 47s;
ehort clear backs, 16 to 2H lbs., steady, 47s;
clear bellies, 14 to 16 Iba., steady, 61s.
Shouldets, square, 11 to 13 lbs., steady. 4".
Lard, prime western, In tierces dull, Sos 6d;
American refined. In palls, quloL 60s 6d.
RI 'TTER Nominal.
7HEESK Strong; American finest white
and colored, fi2s 6d.
TALIOW-Flrm; prime city, 27a d; Aus
tralian, in London, S4s Id.
Weekly Bank Statement.
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 The weekly state,
men! of averages of the associated banks
eh iws: Loans. IWi4.51n.7ftO: Increase. $14.-
062.0i: deposits, $'.!. 77H S t); Increase, $1S Ssfv.
circulation, l...lhl, Oeereaae, $2j9,ai;
legal tender. $7K.15.'l.5nri; Increase, $7u,6);
specie, $l2.672.0uO; Increase, $i.5n2.WO: re
serve, $260,626. ;'iOi; Increase, 16.S07.500: reserve
required, $232.!t44,723; Increase. $4,741, 7i;
surplus, $27,wu,775; Increase, $1.465,MiO; ex
United States deposits, $37,U23,175; Increase,
BT. LOUIS. Jan. 31. WHISK Y Steady at
PEORIA, Jan. 31. WHISK Y For finished
CHICAGO. Jnn. 31. WHISKY-On basil
of high wltieji $1.30.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 81. WHISKY-Dlstil-lera'
finished goods easy on basils of $1.30.
Milwaukee ttrala Market.
MILWAUKEE. Jan. 31. -WH EAT Mar
ket steady; No. 1 northern, iM'rjc; No. 1
northern. 77'i7tyc; May. i7'i478c.
RYE Steady; No. 1, 51c.
BARLEY Lower; No. 2. 64c; sample, 48(ji
CORN May, 44447ic. sellers.
Dnlnth tirala Market.
DIILUTH Jan. 31 WHEAT No. 1 bard,
rash, 76c; No. 2 northern, 73c; No. 1. north
ern. Tc; May, 77e: July, 76c.
OATS Quiet at 3c.
PEORIA, Jsn. SI. CORN Firm; No. 3,
OATB-Steady; No. 3 white. 83'Ae.
Goes Into Ship Combine.
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 81. It Is reported
on good authority that tba Trigg ship build
ing plant bere has been bought by tbs ship
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