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TITE OMATTA DAILY BEEt SUNDAY, FEimUAnY 15, 1)03.
tTATVR line buggies, wlndmli.a and farm
I ing machinery, also reel estate and
' buildings. IS.MO; Pottawattamie county.
I Iowa. Annual sales, .() Cash and
Jood Improved land considered. J. H.
ohnaon, N. Y. Life. T M9R2
m'BlNEBH for sale. Owlnl to sickness
anri removal, a desirable established bus
iness In Omaha uil covering adjacent
I territory, la for sale. Net profit last year,
, M,""0. Contmcta and uncompleted work.
! with rood will, no to buyer. Party with
! about 3.oon will find thla exceptional op
t portunlty. Pon't snewer unless you mean
business Address K 1. Bee. -92 li
I OMAHA residence lot for team, farm !m-
plementa and young atock. W . Bee.
' Z 81 lo
TWO Central Missouri farm and three
paying dwellings here, for ranch., F. B.
Smith. Dea Moines, la. Z M7 15
DR PRIES treats auccessfully all dlseaaea
and Irregularlilea of women, from any
' cause; experienced, rellahie. JB13 Iodge,
I Arlington block, Omaha, Neb. Tel. Jm
without pain no cutting, tying or burning.
All blood, kldr.ey And bladder dlaeaaea
cured; a guarantee given In every case
treated by W. C. Maxwell, M. D.. 624
Fee Bldg., Omaha, Neb., graduate of
Bellerue Hospital Medical College, New
Tork City. '
LADIES' Chlcheater'a English fennyroysl
Pills are the beat; safe; reliable. Take no
ether. Send 4c, stamps, for particulars.
"Relief for Ladles'' In letter by return
mall. Ask your druggiat. Chichester
Chemical Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
LADIES: Use our hsrmleei remedy for
delayed or suppressed menstruation; It
cannot fall; trial free. Farts Chemical
Co., Milwaukee, Wla.
BISTERS IN DESPAIR If In need write
me for a remedy which relieved me of ob-
i atlnate suppression In five hours. Mrs. A.
Oreen, 130 Dearborn at., Chicago.
DR. W. HUTCHINSON, specialist of
women and children: 30 years' practice.
Office, 2205 Cuming. Residence telephone,
F-27J0; office. B-2M6.
DR. PRIES, German graduate, renowned
for his skill and experience in confine
ments; cures sterility, long atanding dla
eases of uterus and ovaries, cures painful,
profuse, retarded or suppressed menstru
ation, from any cause, recent tr of long
standing. Ladles who have suffered for
years, hopeless and dejected, can be cured
without operation or the hospital. If a
personal Interview la Impossible atate your
case fully. Inclose stamp and answer and
advice will promptly be given. Address
R. F. Pries. M. D., 1513 Dodge St.. Omaha.
EXCl'RSIOSS AND TRAVEL.
THE MARDI ORAS SPECIAL NOTICE.
THB ateamer Hill City will leave St. Louie
February 17 at p. m. ror rew Orleans,
La., taking passengers to New Orleans
and return to St. Louts, Including meals
and berth while en route, and berth while
at New Orleans, at the total coat of 140.
Boat will He at New Orlrans four days;
. I 1 1 - t I Til If V. I - Tnn
will PIUf l Cll I V, All., WDIItTIII. !
Vlcksburg, .Miss., Natches, Miss., and
Baton Rouge, both waya; will not handle
freight under any circumstances. Par
ties desiring further Information or res
ervation of stateroom, write or wire H.
W. BROLASKI, 03 Fullerton Bldg., 8t.
Louis, Mo. 764 15
FOR SALE MORTGAGES.
WE DEAL IN
first mortgages on farms. No security of
fers the investor aa high a rate of Inter
est consistent with absolute safety. You
control your own Investment.
If you have Idle funds on which you wish
to secure more Interest than the banks
will allow call on us.
POTTER, rORQAN HASKELL.
420 N. Y. Life Bldg.
LAW AND COTLECTIONS.
BTILLMAN 4k FttlCE, a U.S. N'l Bk. Bldg.
NEW BNOW-CHURCH CO.. tat floor N. Y.
Life Bldg., attorneys and collectors every
MACFARLAND dc MAY. New Tor Ufa
uiug. Koom W4. 'Phone 15H.
LOST, a black fur collarette, between the
Methodist hospital and Union depot, by
way of Harney and 10th Bt. Finder
plaaae return to hospital. Lost 803 15
LADIES gold watch between 6023 N. 24th
and Nebraska Clothing Co., or on 24th
street car between 7 and 7:80. Friday
morning. Return to E. Van Horn, Ne
bratka Clothing Co., and receive $10
reward. Lost 786 18
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
A. J. PIERBON, 20th and Burt. Tel. L-28M.
J L. BFITZBART. Tel. F-3606. . 282 Lake.
GRAVEL ROOFING. .
BARRICK Roofing Co., 161 Cuming Bt
Tel. 61. M47
BUSINESS eollege scholarship for sale at
a bargain In one of Omaha's leading com
mercial colleges; life scholarship. Address
B 47, lies omce. M718
CARLSON ft CO.. 1121 Leavenworth. TeL
PETERSON ft Lundkerg, 116 8. 17th. TeL
HARNESS made to order and repaired. Old
harness taken In trade. 13th and Leaven
worth. M447 23
J. E. WALLACE, SOS Bo. 13th Bt. -476
OMAHA Hay Bale Tie Co., 811 North 16th.
LAMBERT, $26. Monroe ft Co.. 811 N. 16th
FOUND Bunch of keys.. Call at Bee office.
EAGLE Loan Office, reliable, accommodat
ing, all business confidential. 1301 Douglas,
. - 4m
CARPENTERS ASD JOINERS.
ALL klnda of carpenter work and repairing
promptly aitenaea to. J. I. uchlltree.
nn ana nmti. 3,0
TRUNKS AND BAGGAGE.
OMAHA EXPRESS CO.
Trunks and baggage delivered. 150S How-
I ard. "let. Mi -M367
TWIN CITY EXP. 'Phone 1717. 506 8. 16th.
THE DEPOT on time. L. M. E. 'I si. 7.
PHONOGRAPHS AND SUPPLIES.
ALL MAKES talking machines; aet-l for
catalogue. Omaha Bicyc'e Co, )tu and
CP. EE ft WICKERSHAM. 603 So. lth Bt.v
QALY ft BON. TeL 234L 23 Leavenworth.
W. FARNAM SMITH
Manage Estates and Other Properties
GUARDIAN AND TRUSTEE
and fiscal agents of
1320 FarnamSt. Tel. 1064.
INCREASE YOCR SAVINGS One should
be an expert In hla line or employ the
aervlrea of those who have proved by
years of Buccesa to be unusually pro
rlotent; the C. K. Rand company, co
operative owners of race horsea and gen
eral turf enterprleea, have been paying
and will continue to pay three per cent
each week In cash to all subscribers on
Investments of tiO and upwards; divi
dends are remitted Wednesday of each
week; all deposits subject to withdrawal
with Interest to date on demand; thoae
looking for a steady, safe Investment for
their Idle money would do well to be
come thoroughly acquainted with all de
tails of the business; aa safety Is the
chief requisite to be considered In mak
ing a profitable Investment, the Rand
company furnish highest .commercial, fin
ancial and professional references, cover
ing a period of thirty years; known by
all racing men, having held the excluslvo
and only authorised oookmaklng prlvel
eges at the following race tracks: Mon
mouth Park, 1876-1877, 1 year; Baltimore,
187S-1V91, 15 years; Washington, 1879-1889.
10 years; Brighton Beach, 1880. 1 year;
Niagara Falla, 1891. 1 year; White Sulphur
Springs. W. Va., 188J, 1 year; Charieaton,
8. C, 1879, 1 year; also owning and direct
ing the largeat racing s'able ot lta time;
write for particulars. The C. E. Rand
Company, 168-171 Broadway, New York
City. - 80 15
FOR SALE, 7 per cent bonda secured on
coal mines, stock bonus; large dividends;
rronpectus free. Robert Linn, 613 Home
nsu ranee Building, Chicago. 897 15
WALL PAPER AND PAPER BANGING.
OILS, paints, varnishes, window glass. T.
J. Sterner, 2525 N. 20th St. TeL A-2M7.
WORK Iri any part of the country. Jones
Roofing Co.. 1517 Burt St. Tel. 1986.
ROOFING, lightning roods and repairing.
Germanla Hooting Co., 1612 Capitol Ave.
Tel. 2440. 102 M14
P. MELCHOIR, 13th and Howard, ma
OMAHA 6afe and Iron Wks. make a spe
cialty of fire escapes, shutters, doors and
safes. Q. Andreen. Prop., 102 Sc. 10th Bt.
GOLD AND SILVER PLATING.
OMAHA PLATING CO., Bee Bldg. TeL 1636.
KEISTER'S Ladles Tailoring College, Suite
M-4-6-S, Douglas block, 16th and Dodge.
C. D. Snyder, Mgr. Write for booklet.
LADIES' tailoring parlors, 2233 Seward St
A FIRST-CLASS dressmaker will take a
few more customers for line gowns. Ad
dress, W7, Bee. 81216
OM. Van Stor. Co., 1611 Faro. Tela. 16S-86S.
EXPRESSMAN'S Del. Co. Tel. 1196-1146.
THOS. J. KELLY, voice. Davidge Block.
THEO. LIEBEN, 101$ Farnam, costumes.
PATENT OFFICE DRAWINGS.
PATENT DRAWINGS, application blanks.
deeds, etc. cues Co., Bee mag- Tele-
phone 1623. 963 M10
STAMMERING AND STUTTERING.
CURED. Julia Vaughn, 430 Raroge Bldg.
CARPET CLEANING AND LAYING.
A. K. JETT, 2015 Cuming St.
SHIRTS TO ORDER.
OMAHA BHIRT FACTORY. 1916 Farnam.
H. J. COWGILL No fee unlees success
ful. 318 8. 16th St., Omaha. Tel. 1798.
SUES ft CO., Boe Bldg., Omaha, Neb. Es
tabliahed 1884. No fee If we fall. Hand
book free. Telephone 1623 and A-2610.
O. R. Rathbun, Room 16, Com ! Nat. bank.
ELEC. automobiles. Dertght. 1119 Farnam.
GRAND Electric Co., 620 So. 16th. Tel. 2846.
naecincai supplies, wiring, repairing.
HAY. GRAIN AND COAL.
M. LONDON, 2303 Cuming. TeL A2536.
PRINTING BRIEFS. ETC.
WATERS PRINTING CO. Linotype com
position. Tel. 2190. M199
W, C. KUBSELL moved to 615 80. 16th.
SCHRCEDER 61fcn Works. 209 8. 17th. We
aiso snip sign write us. 376 Junei
CAPT. THOS. CORMACK. private detect
ive. 617 Karbach block. Telephone A-2eJ2.
EMBROIDERY and lac taught free. Mrs.
U lleon. lfc.t Dr-uglaa. 374
ANTI-MonoDoly Garbaae Co.. cleans peas
tools and vaults, removes garbage and
rs( ii;mic mi reaucva prices. Si v
16th. Tel. 1779 eTJ
BHOHTHA.MI AD TYPEWRITING.
GREGG K. 11., Touch T. W., Bus. Branches,
ie-g. hi. irec. m. com, cot., if at loug.
A. C. VAN SANT'8 School. TIT N. Y. Life.
BCTLE8 college, court reporter principal.
n. 1. uie.
NEB. Business ft Bhorthaaul College, Boyd's
. neater. sa
MIES AD MHHO.
1 ONLY quirk action takes this rare oppor
tunity. Stock of the Klmberlcy Mrlng
I ar.d Ml'llng compary to be converted Into
j quirk cash for benefit of an state. We
! will e In lota of 6fO shares and up
wards at 9 cents. Company's price. 20
cents; will advance to 40 cents at an early
date. Company owna over ?,noo a res best
rlnc mining liind In northern Aikans-is,
and claims It will psy dividends this er.
Iionald A Campbell Co., Investment
Hankers. Security Bldg., Chicago.
OID. E. ALICE JOHNSON, osteopaths.
Suite 515. N. Y. Life Bldg. Tel. 1664.
CUT RATE railroad tickets everywhere.
P. K. Thllbln. 1505 Farnam. 'Phone 784.
BRAS8 and aluminum casting, nickel plat
ing and finishing. Specialty Mfg. Co., 41
N. Main St.. Council Bluffs.
but Right f
1100 Runabout for 175
$115 Runabout for $85
$135 Open Stanhope for.. $95
$175 Top Buggy for $130
Fine 2-Seat Carriage at re
duction of $100
The above are all
and at less than wholesale prices.
Will not trade for old buggies.
Call Quick for Bast Pick,
NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS' MEET
Notice Is hereby given that the regular
annual meeting of the stockholders of the
South Platte Land Company will be held at
tne omce 01 saia company in jincoin, ."Ne
braska, at 11 o'clock a. m., on the 4th day
of March. A. D. 1903.
By order or the board of directors.
C. H. MORRILL. Prealdent.
A. B. MINOR, Secretary.
Lincoln. Meo., t ea. 1. 1903. F3 sota
RAILWAY TIME CARD.
UNION STATION IOTH AND MARCY.
UbIob P artSe.
T vm A PH..
Overland Limited a 9.40 am a 7:60 pro
The Fast Mall a 3:26 pin
California Express a 4:20 pm
Pacific Express all:30 pm
Eastern Express aR-.TOnm
The Atlantic Express... a 7:30 am
The Colorado Special... a 7:10 am a 3:40 am
Chicago Special a 3:40 am
Lincoln, Beatrice ana
Btromsburg Express.. .b 4:00 pm bl2:50 pm
North Platte Local a 2:00 am a 61s nm
Grand Island Local.... b 6:30 pm b 9:3a pm
Chicago Express a 7:25 am a 6:10 pm
Chicago, Minneapolis ft
Bt. Paul Limited a 7:50 pm a 2:06 am
Minneapolis ft Bt. Paul
Express b 7:85 am blo-M r.m
Chicago Local 10:46 am
Chicago Express .. al0:36 pm
Chicago, Roc It Islastd ft Paelflo.
Chicago Daylight L t d. .a 6:00 am a 6 48 am
Chicago Daylight Local. a 7:00 am a 9:36 pm
Des Koines Express.... a 4:80 um bll:AoZm
Chicago Fast Express. ..a b.Ji pm a 16 pm
Rocky Mountain L'fa.. 6:50 pm a 4:66 am
Lancoiu. cuiu. oprius1.
Denver, Pueblo - and
West a 1:90 nm a 6:00 nm
Colo.. Tsxas. Cal. and
Oklahoma lyer a s:40 pm al2:40 pm
St Louts "Cannon Ball"
Express a a t pm a 4:20 am
Bt Loulr ical. Coun
cil Blurts a :u am al0:30 pm
Cktcaaro ft gertkwestera.
"The Northwestern Line
Fast Olcego a 3:40 am a 7:00 cm
Mall asMmpm a 3:30 am
Local Bioux u a :in am a van n
navllaht St. Paul a 7:3a am min-9r.
Daylight Chicago a 8.00 am all:20 pm
Local Chicago. alou am a 6:10 pm
Local Carroll a 4:00 pm a 9:60 am
Faat Chicago a 6:60 pm a t:60 pm
Fast St. Paul 7:65 pm a 8:15 ani
Limited Chicago a 2:10 cm a am .
Faat Mali...... a S.iu pm
Local Sioux -y o :i pm d 9.50 am
Chicago, Milwaukee ft Bt. Paul.
Chicago Daylight.. .... .a 7:4o am all:l5 pm
Chicago Faat Express.. .a 6:45 pm a 3:40 pm
Chicago Limited a 3:03 pm a 7:60 am
Dea Molnea Express. ...a 7:45 am a 3:40 cm
Chicago Local 10:40 am
St Louis Express a 10:00 am nn
K- C. and Bt I Ex....al0:50 pm a 6:16 am
WEBSTER DEPOT ISTH ft WEBSTER
c 6:00 pm
C1..1, X7fll TWaitwnAit
Lead. Hot Springs a
Wyoming, Caeper ana
Hastings. York, David
r..i.a .nil K.ki r rS K
b 6:00 pm
Bonesteel. Lincoln, Nio
kn and Fremont b
Fremont Local u
Nebraska Local. Via
Twin City Paeriger...a
Bloux City P!m-i:r...i
Oakland Local b
all so m
o fc:4a am
a Daily, b- Dally except Sunday, d Dslly
except Saturday, e Daily except Monday
c Sunday only.
BURLINGTON STATION IOT II ft MASOY
Barllaartoai ft ktlssoorl River.
. , , Leave Arrive.
Wymore. Beatrice and
Lincoln a 8:40 am hl3-r-, nn.
Nebraska Expreas a 8:40 am a 7:45 pm
Denver Limited A 4:25 pm a 6:15 am
mark Hills and Puget
Bund Exjreca all:10 pm a 3:10 pm
C o 1 i r a a o niioui
Fiyr a 3:10 ym
Lincoln Fast Mstl b 1S2 pm s 9:13 am
v-on I'rook and Platts-
mouth b 3:70 nm blOrSJ am
plicvu at r-annc ,ic...m tttwi r t a s :i am
Bellevueft Pacific Jet. ..a 3:M sitf
rklrstn, tlarllnarton Qn;acr.
f hlriin Bneclal a 7:00 sin s 4:0S nm
rhlrM.no Vestibuled Ex.a 4:'Xi run a 7:46 am
ChicaKO Local a 9 23 am all.O) pm
Chicago Limited a S:bu pm a " i, ai,i
Ft Mall a 2:40 pm
Kaasae City, SI. Joseph ft leaacll
Kaneas City Day Ex. .a 9:15 am a 4:0." pm
6u Louis Flyer a 6:10 put sll wam
Kansas City Night Ex.al0:3o i n a C:li am
Iw.n .i.w i.muh at u.in joui.
KtW flllta,- H(iri t.HL , 1 UoluJuM
tailkg V.4uMlay at It A. M.
Rirndaa 1.0. 1 '4:..n yr
Pat'traqi Xt. 4 Holtrdaia ur
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Hellaaa-Aaaerlcm Lae, M b'wir, N. V.
Harrr klaoraa, 1401 lirua at.. J. a atifialll, li.1
rsrsaal St., M s. Joaaa. Ibd Karaaat (.. Lauit
rtm .Nlt'l hk . P. B Fu-lta.. a Co.. Hit
c .altat lta. vaaa atns, ail aw. lath au, a.
Kaatarra. Ba. UU au. Oaaha, atwaia.
J rTy "l-T tf lVT TTTT T lfcr Wiri
GifAJ- fW'A.MWA4AAs r,V-ft
Contains the Plain Trtkth.
. A sudden Idea occurred to me, and I
acted 'Instantly upon Its Impulse. There
was a second entrance through the morn
ing room, and I dashed round to the other
door, which fortunately yielded.
The sight that met my gaxe was abso
lutely staggering. I stood upon the thresh
old aghast. Sir Bernard, his dark eyes
starting from his ashen face, stood, hold
ing a woman within his grasp, pinning
her to 'the wall, and struggling to cover
her mouth with his hands and prevent her
cries from being overheard.
The woman was none other than Ethel
wynn. At my unexpected entry he released his
hold, shrinking back with a wild, fierce
look In his face, such as I had never before
"Ralph!" cried my love, rushing forward
and clinging to my neck. "Ralph! For
God's sake save me from that fiend! Bave
I put my arms around her to protect her,
t the same Instant shouting to Jevons,
who entered as much astonished as myself.
My love had evidently come to town and
kept an appointment with the old man.
The situation was. startling, and required
"Tell me, Ethelwynn," I tald. In a hard,
stern voice. "What does all this mean?"
She drew herself up and tried to face me
firmly, but was unable. I had ' burst in
upon her unexpectedly, and she seemed to
fear how much of the conversation I had
Noticing her silence, my friend Jevons
addressed her, saying:
"Miss Mlvart, you sre aware of all the
circumstances of the tragedy at Kew.
Please explain them. Only by fraDk ad
mission can you clear yourself, remember.
To prevaricate further Is quite useless."
She glanced at the cringing old fellow
standing on the further side of the room.
the man who had raised his hand against
her. Then, with a sudden resolution, she
'It is true that I am aware of many
facts which have been until today kept
secret. But now that I know the horrible
truth they shall remain mysteries no
longer. ' I have been the victim of a long
and dastardly persecution, but I now hope
to clear my honor before you, Ralph, and
before my Creator." Then she paused,
taking breath and drawing herself up
straight, with an air of determined resolu
tion. 'First let us go back to the days soon
after Mary'a marriage. I think it was
about a year after the wedding when I
suddenly noticed a change in her. Her
intellect seemed somehow weakened.
Hitherto she had possessed a strong, well
defined character, but this suddenly de
veloped Into a weak, almost childish bal
ance of the brain. Instead of possessing
a will of her own, she was no longer the
mistress of her actions, hut as easily led
as an Infant. Only to myself and to my
mother was this change apparent To all
friends and acquaintances she was Just the
same. About that time she consulted this
man here Sir - Bernard Eyton, her hus
band' friend regarding some pther ail
ment, and he no doubt at once detected
that her intellect had given way. Although
devoted to her husband, nevertheless the
Influence of any friend of the moment was
irresistible, and for that reason she drifted
into the pleasure-seeking set in town."
"But - the tragedy?" Jevons exclaimed.
Tell us of that. My own Inquiries show
that you are aware of all. Mrs. Courtenay
murdered her husband, I know."
'Mary the assassin!" I gasped.
'Alas. It Is too true. Now that my
poor sister is dead, concealment la no
longer necessary," my love responded with
a deep sigh. "Mary killed her husband.
Bhe returned home, entered the house se
cretly, and. ascending to his room, sjruck
him to the heart."
'But the wound-rhow was It Inflicted r
I demanded, eagerly.
"With that pair of long, sharp-pointed
scissors which used to be on poor Henry's
writing table. ' You remember them. Tbey
were about eight Inches long, with ivory
handles and a red morocco oase. The
wound puzxled you, but to me It seems
plain that, after striking the blow. In an
endeavor to extricate the weapon she
opened -it and closed it again, (hereby
inflicting those terrible Injuries that were
so minutely described at the inquest. Well,
on that night I heard a sound, and fearing
that the Invalid wanted something crept
from my room. As I gained the door I
met Mary upon the threshold. Bhe stood
facing me with a weird fixed look, and In
her hand was the weapon with which she
had killed her husband. That awful mo
ment is fixed indelibly upon my memory.
I shall carry Its recollection to the grave.
I dashed quickly Into the room, and to my
horror saw what had occurred. Then my
thoughts were for Mary to conceal her
guilt. Whleperlng to her to obey me I led
her downstairs, through the back premises
and so out into the street. A cab was
passing, and I put her into it. telling the
man to drive to the Hennlker's, with whom
she had been spending the evening. Then,
cleaning the scissors of blood by thrust
ing them several times Into the mold of a
garden I was passing, I crossed the road
and .tossed them over the high wall Into
'tjie thick undergrowth which flanks ths
gardens. At that spot I felt certain that
they would never be discovered. As quickly
as possible I re-entered the house, secured
the door by which 1 had made my exit,
and returned again to my room with the
awful knowledge of my sister's crime upon
"What hour wu that?"
"When 1 retired again to bed my watch
showed that It "was barely half paat 1.
At 2 o'clock Short, awakened by his alarm
clock, made the discovery and aroused the
house. What followed you know well
enough. I need not describe it. You csa
Imagine what I felt and how guilty was
my conscience with the awful knowledge
Of it all."
" "The circumstances were certainly most
puMling," I remarked. "It almost appears
as though matters were cleverly arranged
in order to baffle detection.
"To a certain eiteot they undoubtedly
were. I knew that the Hcnalkera would
say nothing of poor Mary's erratic return
to them. I did all in my power to with
draw suspicion from my sister, at the risk
of it falling upon myself. You suspected
me, Ralph. And only naturally after that
Utter you discovered."
"But Mary's homicidal tendency seems
to have been carefully concealed," I said.
" I reflect baring detfeted In her a strango
lacueuefs of manner, but it never oc
curred to me that she was but half-witted.
In the days Immediately preceding the
tragedy I certainly taw but littlejif her
She was out nearly every evening."
"She was not responsible for her actions
sometimes for several weeks together," Sir
Bernard interrupted. I dissevered It over
a year ago."
An4 yeu profited by your discovery!"
mj Istsj cried, tarring upon him fiercely.
"The crime waa committed at your insti
gation!" she declared.
"At my instigation!" he echoed, with a
dry laugh. "I suppose you will eay next
that I hypnotized her, or some buncombe of
"I'm no believer In hynotlc theories.
They were exploded long ago," sho an
swered. "But what I do believe nay, wbat
Is positively proven from my poor sister's
own lips by a statement made before wit
nesses Is that you were the Instigator of
the crime. Vou met her by appointment
that night at Kew Bridge. You opened
the door of the house for her, and you
compelled her to go In and commit the
deedv Although demented, she recollected
it all in her saner moments. You told her
terrible stories of old Mr. Courtenay. for
whom you had feigned such friendship, and
for weeks you U(ged her to kill him se
cretly until. In the frenzy of Insanity to
which you had brought her, she carried
out your design with all that careful In.
genulty that Is so often characteristic of
"You lie, woman!" the old man snapped.
"I bad nothing whatever to do with the af
fair! I was at home at Hove on that night.
"No! not you were not," interrupted
Jevons. Your memory requires re
freshing. Reflect a moment, and you'll find
that you arrived at Brighton Station at 7
o'clock next morning from Victoria. You
spent the night in London, and, further,
you were recognized by a police Inspector
walking along Chlswlck road as early as
half-past 2. I have not been Idle, Sir Ber
nard, and have spent a good deal of time
at Howe of late."
."What do you allege then?" he cried in
fierce anger, a dark, evil expression on his
pale, drawn face. "I suppose you'll de
clare that I 'm a murderer next!"
"I allege that at your Instigation a seri
ous and desperate attempt was made a
short time ago upon the life of my friend
Boyd, by rufllans who were well paid by
"Another lie!" he blurted forth defiantly.
"What?" I cried. "Is that the truth.
Ambler? Was I entrapped at the Instiga
tion of this man?"
"Yes. He had reasons for getting rid of
you as you will discern later."
"I tell you It's an untruth!" shouted the
old man In a frenzy of rage.
"Deny It, If you will," answered my
friend, with a nonchalant air. "It, how
ever, may be interesting to you to know
that the man 'Lanky Lane,' one of the des
perate gang whom you bribed to call up
Boyd on the night in question, is what it
known at Scotland Yard as a policeman's
'nose,' or Informer, and that he made a
plain 'Statement of the whole affair before
he fell a victim to your carefully-laid plan
by which his Hps were sealed.
In an Instant I recollected that the cos
termonger of the London road was one of
The old man's Hps compressed. He saw
that he was cornered..
The revelation that to his clever cunning
waa due the meny remarkable features of
the mystery held me utterly bewildered.
At first It seemed impossible, but as the
discussion grew more heated, and the facts
poured forth from the mouth of the woman
I loved and from the man who was my
best friend, I became convinced that at
last the whole of the mysterious affair
would be elucidated.
One point, however, still puzzled me,
namely, the inexplicable scene I had wit
nessed on the bank of the Nene.
I referred to It, whereupon Ambler Jevons
drew from .his breast pocket two photo
graphs, and holding them before the eyes
of the trembling old man, said:
"You recognize these? For a long time
past I've been making Inquiries into your
keen Interest in amateur theatricals. My
Information led me to Curtis', the wig
makers, and they furnished me with the
picture showing you made up as Henry
Courtenay. It seems that under the .name
of Blade you furnished them Vlth a por
trait of the dead man and ordered the
disguise to be copied exactly a fact to
which a dozen witnesses are prepared to
wear. This caused me to wonder whst
game you were playing, and after watching
I found that on certain nights you wore
the disguise a most complete hnd excel
lent one and with it Imposed upon the
unfortunate widow of weak Intellect. You
posed as her husband, and she believed you
to be him. , So completely was the woman
in your thrall that you actually led her
to believe that Courtenay was not dead
after all. You had a deeper game to play.
It was a clever and daring piece of im
posture. Representing yourself as her hus
band ' who for financial reasons had. been
compelled to disappear and was be
lieved to be dead, you had formed a
plan whereby to obtain the widow's for
tune as soon as the executors had given
her complete mastery of it. You had ar
ranged it all with her. Bhe was to pose
as a widow, mourn your loss, and then
sell the Devonshire estate and hand you
the money, believing you to be her hus.
band and rightly entitled to It. The ter
rible crime which the unfortunate woman
had committed at your Instigation bad
turned her brain, aa you anticipated, and
he, docile and half-witted, was entirely
beneath your Influence until " and he
"Until what?" I atked, utterly astounded
at this remarkable explanation of what I
had conaldered to be an absolutely inex
plicable phenomenon. ,
He spoke again quite calmly, tugging at
his little pointed mpustache
"Until this man to his dismay found that
poor Mrs. Courtenay's Intellect was re
gaining Its strength. They met beside the
river, and her brain, suddenly regaining
Its balance, she discovered the Ingenious
fraud he was Imposing upon her." Turn
ing to Sir Bernard he said: "She tore oft
your disguise and declared that she would
go to the police and tell the truth of the
whole circumstances how that you bad In
duced her to go to the house in Kew and
kill her huaband. You saw that your game
waa up If she were not silenced, therefore
without further ado you sent the poor
woman to her lasfaccount."
"You He!" Eyton cried, bia drawn face
blanched to the Hps. "She fell In acci
dentally." "She did not. You threw her In," de
clared Ambler Jevons, firmly. "I followed
, you there. I was a wltDess of the srena
between you. and. although too far off' to
f save poor Mrt. Courtenay. I waa witness
! of your crime!"
"You!" he gasped, glaring at my i-ompan-I
Ion In fear, as though be foresaw horror of
, his punishment.
i "Tes!" responded Jevcns. in a dry, mat
I ...aK n vni.. hla aleeDV eves brighten
ing for a moment. "Since the day of tho
tragedy at Kew until tbls afternoon I have
never relinqulrhed the Inquiry. Tbe Seven
Secrets I took cne by one, snd gradually
lecetrated them, at tbe same time keeping
j always near you and watching your move
I ments when you lust expected It But
enough I never reveal my methoda. Suf
fice to aay that in this I have succeeded
by sheer patience and application. Every
word at my allegation I am prepare to
substantiate In due course at the Old
Palley." Then, after a second's pause, he
looked arai.ht at the culprit atanding
there t rushed and dumb before him. and
declared. "Sir Bernard Eyton. you are a
With my love's hand held l-i mine t stood
ipeerhlesa at tbe stsncerlng revelations. I
rar Ethelwynn watched the contortlona of
the old doctor' fare with secret satis
faction, for he bad ever been her enemy.
Just as be had been mine. He had ut
tered those llhellloiis hints regarding Her
with r view to parting us, so as to give
him arrester freedom to work his will with
poor Mary. Then when be had feared that
through my love I hn.l obtained knowledge
of his dastnrlly offense he had made an
attempt upon my life by means of hired
ruffians. The' woman who hnd been In his
drawing room at Hove on the occasion
of my visit was .Mary, as I afterward found
out. and the attractive your.g person In
the Brighton train had also been a caller
at his house In connection with the at
tempt planned to be made upon me.
"You you Intend to arrest me?" he
gatped at last, with some" difficulty, his
brow like Ivory beneath tight-drawn skin.
A change had come over him, nnd he was
standing with his bark to a bookcase,
swaying unsteadily as though he must fall.
"I certainly do," was Ambler Jevons'
prompt response. "You have been the
means of committing a double murder for
the purposes of gain because you knew
that your friend, Courtenay. had left a will
In your favor in the event of his wife's
decease. That will has already been proved;
but perhaps it may Interest you to know
that the latest and therefore the valid
will Is In my own possession, I having
found It during a search of the dead man's
effects In company with my friend, Boyd.
It is dated only nine months ago, and
leaves the fortune to the widow, and In
the event of her death to her sister, Ethel
wynn. "To me!" cried my lore In surprise.
"Yes, Miss Ethelwynn. Everything Is
left to you unreservedly," he explained.
Then, turning again to the clever Impostor
before him, he added: "You will therefore
recognize that all your plotting, so well
matured and so carefully planned that your
demoniacal Ingenuity almost surpasses the
comprehension of man, has been in vain.
By the neglect of one small detail, namely,
to sufficiently disguise your Identity when
dealing with Curtis, I have been enabled,
after a long and tedious search, to fix the
man who on several occasions was made up
to present In the night the appearance of
Courtenay. The work has taken me many
tedious weeks. I visited every wigmaker
and half the hairdressers In London un
successfully, until by mere chance the ruf
fian whom you employed to entrap my
friend Boyd gave me a clue to the fact that
Curtis made wigs as well as theatrical
costumes. Tbe Inquiry has been a long
and hazardous one," he went on. "But
from the very first, I was determined to get
at the bottom of the mystery, cost me
wbat it might, and I have fortunately suc
ceeded." Then, turning again to the cring
ing wretch upon whom the terrible denun
ciation had come as a thunderbolt, he
added: "The forgiveness of man. Sir Ber
nard Eyton, you will never obtain. It haa
been ever a law that the murderer shall
die and you will be no exception."
The effect of those words upon the guilty
man was almost electrical. He drew him
self up stiffly, his keen, wild eyes starting
from his blanched face as he glared at his
accuser. His Hps moved. No sound, how
ever, came from them. The muscles of his
Jaws seemed to suddenly become paralyzed,
for he waa unable to cloee his mouth. He
stood for a moment, an awful spectacle, the
brand of Cain upon him. A strange,
gurgling sound escaped him, as though he
were trying to articulate but was unable;
then he made wild Igns with both his
hands, clutched suddenly at the air and fell
forward In a fit.
I went to him, loosened hla collar. and
applied restoratives, but in ten minutes I
ssw that he was beyond human aid. What
I had at first believed to be a fit was a
sudden cessation of the functions of the
heart caused by wild excitement, and the
knowledge that punishment was upon him.
Within ten minutes of that final accusa
tion the old man lay back upon the carpet
lifeless, struck dead by natural canses at
the moment that bis crimes had, become
Thus were the seven secrets explained,
and tbus was the Central Criminal court
and the public spared what would have
been one of the most sensational trials of
The papers on Monday reported '.'with
deepest regret" the sudden death from
heart dlseaae of him whom they termed
"one of the greatest and most skillful
physicians of modern times."
Just three years have passed t.nce that
You, my reader, are probably curious to
know whether I have succeeded in obtain
ing the quiet country practice that was my
ideal. Well, yes. I have. And wbat Is
more, I have obtained In Ethelwynn a wife
who is devoted to me and beloved by all
the countryside a wife who Is the very
perfection of all that is noble and good
In woman. Tbe Courtenay estate is ours,
but I am not an Idle man. Somehow I
My practice? Where Is It? Well, it Is
in Leicestershire. I dure not be moro
explicit, for Ethelwynn haa urged me to
conceal our tdeutlty. In order that we may
rot be remarked as a couple whose wooing
was so strangely romantic.
Ambler Jevcns stlH carries on his tea
blending bualness in the city, the most con
firmed of bachelors, and the shrewdest of
all criminal Investigators. Even though
we have been so Intimate for years, and
be often visits me at I was nearly, by a
slip, writing the name of the Leicestershire
village he has never explained to me his
methods, and seldom. If ever, speaks of
those wonderful successes by which Scot
land Yard Is so frequently glad to profit.
Only a few days ago, while we were alt
ting on the lawn behind my quaint, old
fashioned house awaiting dinner, I chanced
to remark upon the happiness which his in
genuity and perseverance bad brought me;
whereupon he replied, turning to me with a
slight, reflective smile:
"Ah. yes! Ralph, old fellow. I gava up
that problem la despair fully a dozen times,
and It was only because I knew that the
future happiness of you both depended upon
Its satisfactory solution that I began afresh
and strove on, determined not to be beaten.
I watched carefully, not only Eyton, but
Ethelwynn and yourself. I was often near
you when you leaat suspected my presence. 1
But that crafty old scoundrel was possessed
of tbe Ingenuity of satsn himself, combined
with all the shrewd qualities that go to
make a good detective; hence In every
movement, every wile snd every action he
was careful to cover himself, so that he
could establish an alibi on every point.
For that reaaon tbe work waa extremely
difficult. Ho was s veritable artist In
crime. Yes," be declared, "of tbe many In
quiries I've taken up, the most curious and
most complicated of Ihem all waa that of
Tbe Seven 8ecreia."
Canadian tattle Aasnltteil.
KINGSTON, Jamaica. Feb. 14 The gov
ernor has Issued an order raising the pro
hlbltton against tbe Importation of Cane-M
dlan cattle. The order agalnat the Impor
tation of United States cattle Is still en
forced. The fruit companies ara having
difficulty In providing steamships with ear
foes owing to tbe Increased demand for
Jamaican fruit. '
CONDITION OF OMAHA'S TRADE
Shortage of Frsight Cars Oansing Souk
Dnea?ine Amrng Jobbers.
PRICES FIRM, WITH UPWARD TENDENCY
Outlook for Future Business In All
lines Considered Very Favorable
nnd Jobbers Kapect to Break
All Previous Rrrnrdt,
The only disturbing elemnt In the trad
situation In this locality seems to be the
shortage of tars, which ninkea It Impi
ein.e ior tnrmero ti move their grain and
other farm products. The effect of that, ol
course. Is to make money scarce in the
country, reduce the volume of business to
some extent hi d retard collections. Th-
situation, however, Is not looked upon si
at all serious, tor the fart In pointed out
that farmers have the produre to eell an I
J'.ist as soon is the shortage of cars Is
relieved the money will begin flowing Into
the hantia of farmers ana from there to
the retailer and back to the Jobber and
miinutacturer. The outlook for future bu.-i.
nese aa a result Is very enrnttraglng and
every one seems to feel confident that
sprtng trade Is going to break all previous
records. The main difficulty seema to Ih
to get the goods with which to nil orders,
owing to the greatly oversold condition of
the markets and aleo because of the con
gested condition ot the railroads, which
make shlpmenta from the east very slow
The markets as a whole are In vry muc-ri
the same condition they were a week ago.
There have been some fluctuations -if
prices back and forth, but an a general
thing value are being well maintained,
with the tendency upward rather than
downward. Owing to the big consumption
of all staple lines that Is expected for the
next several months, those best posted
predict very strong markets for some time
" and Coffee a Little Higher.
In the line of groceries prices are very
firm, with the consumptive demand excep
tionally heavy for this season of the year,
and several tinea ate quoted higher than
they were a week ngo. The market on
refined, sugar has not changed so tar us
quotation go, but raws have been marked
up one-slxteentn of a cent, with every In
dication for still higher prl.es in tho
future. Another advance In raws wouul
cause an advance In refined grades, and, hm
.ne London market is quoted strong, higher
prices on refined are looked for at most any
time. Besides that the epnng demanu is
now at hand, which wTll Incrense consump
tion. The coffee market la hIso In a very
strong position, with prices advancing.
Both Arbuckles and Lyons have advance 1
prices on roasted coffee one-half cent per
pound, owing to a corresponding advance In
green coffee. It Is reported that receipts
in Hrnzll hnve fallen off very materially
nnd that the world's visible supply of
faffce was reduced half a million baics dur
ing the month of January. Those who i.re
In a position to know look for still nigher
prices In the future. The tea market has
likewise taken an upward Jump and t'hlna
tea are quoted all the way from 2c to 6c
per pound higher than they were a week
ago. it seems that there la no tea In the
country except last year's crop, aa every
body, from the Importer to the retailer,
figured on cleaning up their stocks Janu
ary 1, at which time the government tax
wns reduced As a result stocks of teas
are lighter than they have been before In
a food many years.
The cheese market Is In a very strong
position, with advance leportcd on i ricks.
Limburger and Swiss. Oc;ober-mde Young
Americas are exceeding scare and hard to
obtain at any figure.
Beana are a little eaaler again and prlcea
range 67c per bushel lower than a week
In the line of canned goods there la nut
much new to be said except that the mar
ket on future corn In In a very atrong posi
tion. It la claimed that seed corn la very
scarce and for that reason the new crop
will be materially reduced. During the
week under review tha market has ad
vanced 2M&lc per dozen.
The rice market ia still In a verv strong
position and prices have advanced c. The
high grades are becoming more scarce every
week, so that the outlook for continued
strong prices is very favorable.
House Trade Active,
House trade with Omaha dry goods Job
bers was more active last week than at
any time so far thla season. In fact, at
no former time has February house trade
been as heavy as during last week. Mer
chants arrived from all directions, and as
they are figuring on a good brisk demand
for spclng lines their orders were naturally
unusually large. According to advices re
ceived, this week will be fully as lively
aa laat week, so that Jobbers expect to do
a rushing business.
Omaha wholesalers are doing consider
able complaining about the difficulty thev
are having In getting popular llneB of goods
from the manufacturers, owing to the fact
that moat lines are largely oversold. Thla
appllea not only to patterned fabrics, but
also to plain goods. Brown cottons of cer
tain gradea are also In short supply, and
It Is said thst sales for export during the
last thirty days have exceeded 100,000 bales
ot sheetings. The result haa been an ad
vance In both brown and bleached goods
and still higher prices are looked for. In
addition to the export business the home
demand has been very large- up to the
present time, so that Jobbers say that early
buyers will make no mistake In supplying
themselves with what they will need to
carry them through the spring. The ac
tivity etxenda to all departments. Includ
ing dress goods, wash goods, white goods,
laces, embroideries, hosiery and underwear.
Owing to the general healthy condition of
business throughout the country conserva
tive Jobbers teel themselves Justified In
predicting a continuance of a liberal de
mand for some time to come.
Hardware n Little Quiet.
The hardware market was not very brisk
laat week, but sthl the volume of business
waa about as Urge as could he expected
st this season of the year. Jobbers are
rather of the opinion that the shortage of
cars mentioned above la having a bad
effect upon the hardware trade, as farm
ers use the big bulk of the hardware, and
they are not aolng very much buying Just
at this time. This situation, however la
thought to be only temporary and In a
very chart time spring business will
doubtless show a big Improvement.
So tar as the general market situation
Is concerned, there l nothing of much in
terest to report, aa all lines are In prac
tically the same position they were a week
ago, and so far as known no Important
changes will take place In the near future.
The feeling seems to be good and Arm all
along tbe line.
Goad Deinaad for BprlnsT Rnbbers.
The soft westher of the early psrt of
laat week created a very lively demand
for rubber boots and aandala. The snow
went oft ao quickly that It waa almoat im
possible for people to go out of doors with
out rubbers, so that retailers did a rush
ing business Jobbers felt the effect to
some extent, but moet merchants had so
much stock on hand that they did not bave
to order a new supply.
The situation haa not changed sines last
report In regard to future business. Mer
chants are beginning to place their orders
to quite an extent, out mere is still more
tendency for them to hold their orders
bark. That Is the caae every year, how
ever, and. It la doubtful If lr is much more
pronounced this season than In former
Leather goods Jobbers are doing a very
nice buelneea, as retailers are beginning to
f et anxious to place their orders for spring
Ines, so ss to make sure ot getting them
on time. In a very short time Jobbers look
ior quite an increase in sales.
Frnlts and Prodaen.
There wsa a good, brisk demand laat
week for fruits and vegetables. Annlea in
particular sold freely. Jobbers report their
siocas quite uoerai ana in a position to
fill all orders promptly. Prlcea have not
changed materially during the week.
Oranges were also In better demand than
Ihey have been for some little time paat.
Green atufT la coming on the market more
freely and the demand for It Is Increasing
st a rapid rate. The prlcea at which the
different lines are selling will be found In
The recelpta of eggs were very liberal all
lat week and as a reault prices took quite
a drop. Poultry, on the other hand, was In
light receipt and aa the demand was quite
liberal prices ruled strong. The batter
market waa heavily stocked, which cuuaed
prices to weaken a trifle.
Weekly Rank Itilenrai,
NEW YORK Feb. H.-The statement of
averages of clearing houae banks of thla
city for the week (five business dayi)
shows: Loans. l'3.2M,40fi; Increaae 111
Z74.HOO; depoalta. lj2,Si0,lnrt; lnoreaee' 111.
131.00; circulation. M3.73.fV; decrease
4.Kt: legal tenders. l,l.S.ii.H.; decrease
U.72.100; specie. llSl,8f 400; Increase i :
,.t0; reserve. I2M.6o7; Increaae. 1.&00;
TZ'JZ re.qulr,1l, r OT7.62e: Increase. 3.:
uu.vuv, au tr.ua, io.o,,; aecreaae. IS.Ols.
ow); ex-United State deposit- WJl .It-
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