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tolt In on', Vearl. t:e
an oroha:: a:i a v w I ni nw' o: linr
monn:1 - Cer hubad . e p:rmng
fromi the rech:i
Ia aucnts sad and low.
And tones of sad lament.
I breathe the' bitterness of woe
O'er this sad cha:tisement.
With many a mourniful sigh
T he az,-s of youth steal by.
Was ('er such stern decre
Of unreientinz fate?
Did merciiess adversitv
E'er blight so fair a state.
As mine, whose heart and eye
In bier and coffin lie.
'ho in the gentle spring
And blossom of my years
3Must bear misfortune's piercing sting,
Sadness, and grief and tears;
Thouihts. that alone nspire .a
Regret and soft desire.
* * * *
E3Y HELEN FOFF
CNEVER thought to die and
leave her penniless. I
And here a sharp. sud
den spasm seemed to take
away the voice of the dying man; he
gasped for breath, and his wandering
fingers seemed to grope blindly in the
dark, while little Juliet burst out into
sobs as she clung wildly round his
Mr. and Mrs. Montague Aylesford
looked blank!; at one another. Mr. r
Aylesford was much agitated. Mrs. 1
Aylesford turned pale with amaze- F
"It can't be-" hesitated Mrs. Y
'Aylesford, in a low tone. with an in
<iuiring elevation of her eyebrows.
"It must be." nodded her husband. S
And Juliet Dallas, throwing herself i
:wildly upon the corpse that a moment -
ago had been her living, loving father,
__"Deadi Dead: Oh. bring him back
to life. some one: Don't let them take
him away from me:"
And then the poor eli:d fainted. 0
--My dear." said Mr. Montague Ayles
ford to his wife, "I'm afraid this is a I
"My dear." said Mrs. Montague
Aylesford to her husband. "we have t
been under a mistake all along!" b
And they rang the bell for the hotel
chambermaid to come and "look after"
the forlorn young orphan. For Mrs.
Aylesford, who had "dearest," andi
"darling" and "sweetest onedi" poor
Juliet for the last three days. under
the impression that she was an em
bryo heiress, had suddenly grown cold
since Digby Dallas' dying speech had t
produced so different a conviction in f
"Do you think that we are under any t
special obligation to take charge of i.
her?" Mrs. Aylesford asked on the I
day of the funeral, when poor Juliet
sat in her deep mourning weeds alone
in the room in which her father had
Mr. Aylesford looked duibious. He
had just teen examining the papers of y
"I am convinced, my dear," he said. t
"that we have been kept systematically e
in the dartt as to my Cousin Digby's
affairs. He allowed us-wickedly al- t
lowed us, as I may say-to suppose j
him a man of wealth, and here he has
.actually had the-the presumption, my
dear, to go and die and leave a great
girl on our hands! A girl to be fed.,
andt clothed. and educated. and - and
.all sorts of things, Mrs. Ayiesford'"
-But in this account of the existing
state of atfairs Mr. Montague Avles
ford entirely omitted to mention thatr
he had hurried from a distant part o
the country to his relative's dying lted
side without any summons. There he1
had volunteered of his own accord to
take the pretty young orphan in
charge, and there he had fawned onr
Captain Dallas after the most obse
quious manner, firmly believing in his
wealth. And now, after all, to be dis
appointed-it was a bitter cup to quaff.
"It's the most unheard-of thing that
ever tranlspired within my knowledge,"C
said Mrs. Aylesford. "But, of course.,
we can't be held responsible, and it's
my duty to tell the girl so at once and
prevent any misunderstandings on the a
She rang the bell and ordered a set'- r
v'ant to teli Miss IDallas to attend her'
in the blue nia'lor. t
Juliet came-a fair, shrinking yo-mg
creature. w ithl soft, blue eyes, a rose
fair comiplex:on, and features caist ar- I
tet' the p)ure Grec'ian typei. str'aigt,
clean cut andl arist'cr1atie. I1er dreoss
her: like U' : 'bes ofarness. a::d a1
jet cross su spended round her alab1 is
ter thrata ,pn a black velvet ri~~bun 1
was all the on: an'nt she wore.
.iui,." said M's. ,Monoague Ayles
Th'e 0:-i'an 'lanced timidly upl. She
'ould :.m co:;.een~' d wiry Mrs. Ayles
ord's :(' wis radic'ally clhangred1
oward IL. ur.; ti e last twenty-four '
"Mr. yleer an I hiave b;ee:a talk
ingc yo.u:' sad Ca'-e over'. it is nothin.
extraor'dinryr-i'' f' ct. it oc'curis every
day, zr::d yu ay ar s well f'ollo. the
exanlec of otters in a like PrCiCa
ternt a::d deid at once what you will '
Juliet looked a little surprised.
"I thought," she hesitated, "that I
3'as to live with you.''"
Mrs. Aylesford compressed her lips.<
"Of course, you cannot expect to eat:
the bread of idleness," she declared.
-Mr'. Ayiesford and I are merely dis
tant relations. That we have kindly
'intercsted ourselves in you so far is
more than could have been expected. 1
Don't stare so.' she added, with some
erritation in her voice and manner'.
"Is there anything so v'ery extraordi
*mary in wvhat I have been sayinrg?"
AS A PI)T.
Tha:;t ocem p~ni. though
Deep In my heart a )n! (-Ye
.\ ormi andI i*mage ame
Whc saow forthl wan msr
On tiC taie ft of ine.
Tlilged Wit the violet'_-s blue.
Whijch is love's favorite hue.
Whcre'er my footster, s:tray,
In, meadl or wode vl.
Whether berieath the (lawn o: day.
Or eveling twilight pale,
Still. stil!. jy thou hts ascend,
To my departed friend.
Ti towards his home above,
I raise my mournful siit.
I meet his gentle look of love
In every cloud of white:
But straight the watery e!oud
Changes to tomb and shroud.
When midnight hovers near.
And slumber seals mine eyes. -
His voice still whispers in mine car,
is form beside me lies.
In labor. in repose.
Mv heart his prcsence knows.
rr. 9r.rrrr.rrrr r.r.
ort of choked voice. "I think-"
She checked herself. but her eyes
vere brimming over with tears, and
ier lip quivering.
"I do wish you wouldn't make such
baby of yourself:" said Mrs. Ayles
ord. sharply. "Look the matter
traight in the face at once; you will
tave to do so. sooner or later. _Mr.
Lylesford finds by an examination of
11 the papers your deceased father
tas left"-Juliet shuddered involunta
ily. as if some cruel hand had been
aid on an exposed nerve--that all the
roperty you will inherit amounts to
nly a hundred or two of dollars. and
ou will at once be compelled to do
omething to earn an honest living.
Ir. Aylestord and I e-rtainly shall not
upport von. Captain Dallas musti
ave been inprovident and extrava
ant to the last degree not to-"
But JuTliet's pallid face and upraised
and checked 3Mrs. Aylesford's further
-Hush:" the orph'n cried. :'assion
tely.. "You shall not east the shadow
f one reproachful word upon my dear,
cad father's memory! He was too
oble and too good for one like you to
omprehend his nature! He--"
But here she stopped. the breath fliut
ering oil her lips like a wounded
"Upon my word:" Mrs. Aylesford
jaculated, bristling up and turning
carlet. "I might have expected this
[npertinene, but I will not endure it
ron' a penniless beggar like- you: Go
your room at once, Juliet Dallas,
nd remain there until I and Mfr.
Lylesfor'd hav-e had time to talk over
bis very extraordinary and unlooked
or state of things."
And Juliet obeyed, weeping in sol
tide the bitterest tears that she, a ten
.er father's spoiled darling, had ever
Not until the next day did MIr. and
Irs. MIontague Aylesford deign to an
ounce their final decision in the mat
"-There is a indy here." said the for
ier. sonorously clearing his throat,
who wants a well bred and ladylike
oung person, niot altogether without
ducation, t., take charge of her four
tile girls. The wages-ahem! I mean
be salary--will he. of course, small at
r'st. but the position is unexception
bly genteel. and 1 think, my dear.
-ith a sidelang ginnmee at his wife,
thait our young relative could scarcely'
a better than to acep~t it.'
But JTuliet shook hecr head w-tn oriet
"I do not think." she said. "that
apa would have been willing for meC
assume a menial liace."
MIrs. Aylesford rclled up her small.
mue eyes in holy horror and elevated
er hands to correspond.
'A menial place! Your papa! Well,
should like to krnov, what some peo
le expect: But you won't live npon
Ir. Aylesford and my-self-that I can
"I would die sooner than eat a mor
el of your bread&" Juliet ansvrered,
"It's a great deal easier to talk about
ying than it is to die:' said MIr.
.Glesford, acidly. 'And what, may I
sk, do you propose to do?
'I don't knov:.." .Tuliiet said, growing
ale as the utter loneliness of her no
ition ilashed itself upo~n her. "Papa
legraphed last week to amy Uncle
"Exactly so:" inter'rupt ed 2!ir. Ayles
ord, with a countienan.e of. intense r'e
.(-i. "Y.our Uncle Rtichrdl'. to be sure
-the very personI to take ('imrrge of
ou. Only I supose he- v',' off some
he~re on th'e ohe ''"' o' the g '~obe.
JTuliet supposed' so. too e')spee(" ~ias
o answe,-r .ii 'as y-a arrived to the
canl, clasped 'nnds 'nd i'lly-pale face.
'vftly' ope, an a sh't. stout in.
''ih a~ sthiningc ha' he::' an:d a rol:-:t'd
.And myv Cont s.in . Aylsford and hier'
uso and: So aoo" Di'"by Las gonle, ch'
In' I cou d's it her In hour s'on'r.
've tra' e da ''y and night-day and~
As he spo thme words he took Juliet
::cer''moni:ous:y in his armas and
'I knowt by experience, my dear." he
aId, in a tone gentler than his brown
ace and brusue mianner would lead
nie to anticipate. "what it is to be left
.n orphan. but in your case you have
he advantage of wealth to smooth the
oad of life. I was poor'."
"Eh':" cried M1;. Aylesford.
"M1r. Richard Deallas is quite mista
:en." said MIrs. Aylesford. tossing her
iend a'nd smnoothming down an invisible
rease in her black silk dress. "Cousin
)igby died without leaving-"
"He died leaiving a fortune of a hun
ired thonn donlars to thisg irl," in
terrupted MIr. Danas, "of whch I ihap
pel to he trustee."
Mr. and Irs. Montagnu' Aylesford
x-tounded "hmilevs. C Iiid
'rpretedl Ih hist un (11iiihe sentil
of thie dyin mn Was .Tuliet an heir
(-s, after aIl? And had they. the
wvealthi worshipers. defeated their own
But it was ill v:in to retra(e their
lootsteps now. Mr. ]allas. evidently
put inl possessiol of the fatIts of Tile
case by is nliece. treated the wortliy
(ouple with ill-conceaziled colittlii1fl
whein next they met. and took Juilet
away with hin within a week to coi
plete her educaitiol in Europe.
And the Montague Aylesfords had
the satisfaction of knowing that they
had made an exasperating mistake.
New York Weekly.
The first stanidard-gauge electric
railroad in Germany is to be built
between Hamburg and Ohlsdorf.
Later on this road is to be extende(t
The two Antarctic ships, Terra Nova
and Morning. were sold at Portsmouth,
England, recently. Messrs. W. Zieg
ler & Co., New York, bought the Terra
Nova and she will probably be used
for North Polar exploration. The Dis
covery has been sold privately to the
Hudson Bay Company for $~0,OUU.
In Milan. Italy, letters are now col
lected from the street pillar boxes by
an electric traveling postoffice over a
journey of fifteen miles: sorting and
stamping are done during the run
from one box to another, and at the
end of each circuit the letters are
handed over for immediate delivery.
The Mumicipal Laboratory of Paris
has been examining the experiments
made by Dr. Vogel. who has manu
factured a very succulent cheese from
the small Chinese beans known as
'"soy beans." The doctor finds that
the pulp of these beans containms many
of the caseine qualities, and that the
resulting composition is both nourisli
ig and pleasant to the taste.
The recent finding of a diamond
weighing over 3000) carats does not inl
dicate to experts that the gem is likely
to- become less rare and valuable than
heretofore. A hundred years of dig
gig, says a mining journal, in the
sanme soil may niever produce another
of1: half its weight. This single stone
is worth several times the entire can
ital stock of the company in whose
ground it was discovered.
Says Frank W. Mahin. United States
Consul at Nottingham, England, in a
Government consular report: A Shef
field firm has placed a new coal-cut
ting machine on time market that is
ceating much interest among minuers
in this part of England. It weighs:
only 150 pounds. is worked by com
pressed air, and is said to be wonder
frlly successful in lightening the labor
01' the coal hewer and in making his
work safer, while at the same time
waste is reduced to practically nil and
te big lumps are produced which are
sc much in favor with both seller and
purchaser. The machine is used in
sEams so steep that the miner cannot
stand, and so thin that he must crawl
on hanmds and knees. A piston carry
ing a pick flashes backward and fo:
ward at terrific speed, perfectly gov
ened by a clever valve movement.
T.e pick never strikes twice in tile
same place. 1ing gr-adually moved
across the coal by the lever, making
a continuous undercut. The wor-k is
said to be very easy, the macehinme
beig pivoted in a specially de'.srd
IStraw IUat Mountaineering.
H~e (MIr. Savage Landor) ascended
tme Lumpa Peak, in Nepal. which he
puts at 23.4,0 feet. and claims in con
sequence the world's record (hideous
phrase); but evenm if his figures arc
correct, this would not be true, since
Kabru, which Mm-. Grahanm climbed, is
several hundred feet higher.
MIr. Landor says he made the ascent
in thinu London shoes, a serge suit, a
straw hat, and carrying a MIalacca
enne' He seems to have suifered no
discomfort from the altitude, and he
pours time vials of his scorn uponi Al
pine clubs and all climbing appliances
like ropes and ice-axes.
Whem we remember Sir MIartin Con
way's sufferings at a lower height in
time Kar-akoraum with a band of trained
climbers. anid the various i-ecords of
te ascent of Aconcagua, we can only
bow our heads in time presence of this
portent anmong; mountaincers.-Lodon
One M1an's Idea of a Joke.
'This artiia!:I-hilmb business is get
mi to be sornwtiin~g wondierful," said
a1 (leveland man. "Wh~en amnan canl
it is unamy. Prati-alI jokes ofi te:
rbe "ITeet are po~ssibl i vth tihe mrli
!'ial limb . anid thie vitm is such in
te true senmse of the word. I saw a
man ini Denver about thrl*Q we':ks ag)
whlo watlked' upl to the hotel eh rkt nmd
in a frienmdly Way ren'lhe:l :v:rr time
counitr to shan~ke hands. Then lie
whem(elem :aay andi left i's hand in
te ;;rip oif thme ('ierk. Th' cere:k fa it
'd-:i tualIly fa in ted, aliii mc::zh he r'eal -
ized. I helli-:e. that lie iland lie hmeld
was butt anf arttiticial one, Th~e inam
who wmre it hiad devised a schemei by
wi ichi ite mighit thrmow it off by jm'ess
im a spi'i n~. The dlelighit lie took ini
tme jake reamsed when his victiml col
lmiPsd"- ilwaukee Sentinel.
Affects Some Personl That Way.
"I tell you," said Mm's. Benhaum, wuho
was coniversing with her neighibor-,
rs. Higgins, acr'ioss tihe line fencee.
"there's so much adulteration in all
the tings you buy these days that
you have to scratch like everythinrg
even to get the genuine, old-fashioned
buckwheat flour, when you want buck-:
-Yes." responded Mrs. Higgins,
"that's so, And most generally you.
have to scratch like everything after
you do get it. That's the way it al
ways serves me, anyhiow"-Youth's
TilE PLANS OF TO6O
Said That lie Does Not Intend Using
All His tessels
OTiMER ITEMS OF LATE WAR NEWS
Baron Hayashi Thinks the 'apanese
Admiral Will Ccatinue His Cautious
Tactics in Order to Inflict the Great
est Amount of Damage on the Rus
sians with the Least Loss to Him
self-Togo is Confi-aent, However, of
His Ability to Destroy the Russian
Squadron in a Big Battle.
London, By Cable.-Baron Hayashi
the Japanese minister to Great Brit:
ain, expressed th( opinion to the As
sociated Press that Admiral Togo
would not give batAle to Admiral Ro
jestvensky with his entire squadron,
but would continue the cautious zac
tics which characterized his attacks on
the Port Arthur squadron not because
he feared defeat, but owing to his de
sire to inflict the greatest amount of
damages on the Russians with the
least loss to himself. While confi
dent of his ability to accomplish the
total destruction of the Ruosian squad
ron in a big battle, there is the dan
ger of Togo losing one or two of his
big ships. Therefore, Hayashi be
lieves Togo will employ his torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers,
which number more than a hundred
and .are vastly superior to the Russian
torpedo boat flotilla, in harassing the
Russians, while gradually pickir.g off
the Russian warships. He said the
coast of Japan, Korea and Formosa
lend themselves to night work with
torpedo boats, while the narrow chan
nels will make the maneuvering of
large warships difficult and dangerous.
Two Unknown Vessela Anchor off Lu
Manila. By Cable.-Two unknown
steamers have anchored in Lingayen
Bay. Island of Luzon. about 130 miles
north of Manila Bay. Amiral Train,
in command of the United States na.
val forces there, has ordered the
United Sta' - gunboat Quiros to LILn
Russian Force Numbers 200,000.
Toklo. By Cable.--The Russian force
concentrated along the Chang Chung
Kirin line. and southward is estimated
to number 200,000 men.
A final revision of the numbers of
prisoners captured at Port Arthur
shows the total to be 41,600.
Japan to Float Another Domestic Loan
Tokio, By Cable.-It is reported that
subscriptions for the fifth domestic
loan will be opened on May 1. The
amount of the loan will be 100,000,000)
yen, (equivalent to about $50,000,000),
and the conditions will be similar to
those of the fourth domestic loan.
Sergius' Slayer -Sentenced.
Moscow, By Cable.-The Supreme
Court Friday imposed the death sen
tence on Kaleiff. who killed Grand
Duke Sergius. The only persons pres
ent through the trial were members
of the entourage of the late Duke Ser
gus and counsel, of whom two were
assigned to Kaleiff. The prisoner's
mother was not admitted, but remained
in the cor'-idor. When Kaleiff was ar
raigned, he said:
"I am not a criminal and you are
not my judges. I am your prisoner.
We have a civil war; I am a prisoner
of war. not a criminal."
Twelve witnesses were examined.
Prior to passing sentence, the Presi
dent asked Kaleiff if he would repeaat
the crime if he were given his liberty.
"Without doubt. I would repeat it. if
ordered by the revolutionary command
to which I am atached."
When sentence of death was passed,
Kaleiff shouted: "Execute your judg
ment as openly as I have acted before
the eyes of all."
The date of execution has not been
Addresses New York Legislature.
Albany, N. Y., Special.-General Fiti
Lee addressed a joint session of the
Legislature in the assembly chamber
in behalf of the Jamestown Exposition
project, of which corporation he is
president. Lieutenant Governor Bruce.
as president of the Senate. presided
over the joint session, introduced and]
welcomed General Lee in a brief
speech, in which he paid high tribute
to General Lee. and said that no part of
this country is more deeply interested
in the proposed exposition than the
people of New York State.
To Repeal Flagler Divorce Law.
Jacksonville. Fla.. Special.-A bill
has been introduced into the Florida
Senate by Senator Scott to repaal the
law enactedl four years ago, making
incurable insanity le;;al grounld for di
vorce. Under this law Henry M. Flag
Ir secured a legal scparationl from his
wife and married again. A warm dis
csionl followed the introdulction of
the bill which was made a. special or
(1e:. Senator Uailey dleclaring that
theO law bad brought disgrace on F hr
Tsurgo Straits Declared a Zone of De
Tokio. By Cable.--The Navy Diepart
mnt declared today Tsurgara Strait!
a zone of defcnse. with the usua- mari
No News From Admiral Rojestvenlsky
St. Petersbur;g. By Cabie.-No news
from Admiral Riojestvensky was re
ceived by the Admiralty.
News in, Brief.
The Russian Admirality would no;
e surprised if skirmishes between hos
ile scout ships began today.
A general strike is to begin todal!
n Italian railroads. but with the aic
of the army and navy departmenu
the government will try to move tht
The striking porcelain workers a
Limoges, France. are growing rior'
Henry White presented to King Vic-I
tor Emmanuel his credentials as am
bassado to Italv.
STATE SANITATION URGED
Convention at Atlanta Makes Recoin
mendatiors Looking to the Isclation
and Care of Patients-El Paso,
Tex., Gets Next Meeting.
Atlanta. Ga.. Special.-El Paso,
Texas. was chosen as the next mectifng
place for the Americ'an Anti-Tuberun
losis League. all other aspirants for the
honor withdrawing in favor of that
city. The election of officers ies:lted
President, Dr. R. E. Conniff, of Sioux
City, Li.: secretary, Dr. Walter N.
Villas. El Paso. The vice presidents
from the various States, so far as
chosen, are: Drs. T. V. Hubbard and
A. H. Vandyke, of Atlanta; C. P.
Ambler, of Asheville, N. C.: C. A.
Snodgrass. of St. Louis; E. L. McGhee,
of New Orleans: Mark Millikan. of
Hamilton, 00: U. V. Williams. of
Kentucky: J. Y. Porter, of Florida;
Preston H. Hickey, of Detroit; T. M.
Gray, of East Orange, N. J., and W. J.
MMurray, of Nashville. Tenn.
The resolutions adopted urged the
duty upon the various States of estab
lishing sanitaria for the isolation and
care of tuberculosis patients.
The regular programme of the day
was followed, the absence of several
speakers necessitating the reading of
their papers by title and ordering them
spread on the records of the meeting.
Among the exceptions to the rule were
the papers of Dr. Henry 0. Marcy, of
Boston, and of Dr. J. R. Rivers, of
Paris, which were read at length.
The Patterson Jury.
New York, Special.-The jury which
is to decide the fate of Nan Patterson
was completed at 7:40 o'clock Wednes
day night when Recorder Goff adjourn
ed court until next Monday morning.
Miss Patterson is to again face a
jury composed almost entirely of mar
ried men, only two of the accepted
panei of twelve being single-ene a
bachelor, the other a widower.
Most of the jurymen are men of mil
dle age and beyond. Many of them
have large families, some grown daugh
ters who are married.
It was announced tonigh'. that the
defendant will take the stand again
during the present trial and tell her
story of how Young met his death in
the hansom cab last June as he was
driving to the steamship pier to join
his wife on a trip to Europe. It is also
alleged Miss Patterson is anxious that
her sister Mrs. J. Morgan Smith,
hould become a witness for the de
fence, although it has not been deter
mined yet, either by the prosecution or
the girl's lawyer just what part the
Morgan Smiths shall play.
When the last juror had taken his
place in one of the empty chairs re
-aining in the box, Recorder Goff
urned to the twelve men and delivered
~:he customary warning not to discuss
':he case or to allow it to be discussed
n their hearing. He then adjourned
Carnegie's Niece Married.
New York, Special. -It became
tnown Wednesday that Andrew Car
egie's niece. Nancy, was secretly
married about a year ago to a riding
master named Heaver, whom she met
at Newport. The story was confirmed
by Mr. Carnegie.
"My niece was married to Mr. Hea
ver in New York about a year ago,"
he said. "Mr. Heaver was a riding
teacher in the family. The family
has no objection to the match. Mr.
Feaver is an honest, upright young
man. I had rather Nancy had married
a poor, honest man than a worthless
uke. We want no rich men in the
Mr. Carnegie said that Mr. and Mrs.
[eaver went to Europe immediately
after their marriage. They returned
few days ago and are now oa a visit
o New England..
Mr. Heaver was formerly coachman
for his wife's mother, Mrs. Thomas M.
arnegie, in Pittsburg, and at her win
ter home in Fernandina, Fla. He was
a widower with two small children.
Burned Themselves to Death.
New Orleans, Special.-In an attempt
o escape from jail three prisoners set
fire to the parish jail at Pontchateula,
. Two of the men were cremated
and a third badly burned. The dead
are: Henry Taylor, Vine Mount, Ala.:
James Reilley, Philadelphia. Fatally
burned: Lucein George de Las. La
fayette, La. The men were arrested
last night for disorderly conduct.
Got Poisoned Candy By Mail.
Mobile, Ala., Special.-Report was
lodged at police headquarters of an
attempt made on the life of Mrs.
Florence Hogan by means of a box of
:andy sent her through the mails by
some unknown person, presumably as
a birthday present, yesterday being
her anniversary. When she opened
the box she found it contained the
candy, but emitted a peculiar odor
and was covered with a fine powder.
She took it to a nearby drug store.
and was .informed that it contained
enughi poison to kill fifty people.
Detectives are on the case and it is
nderstood the government will make
New York Will Participate.
Albany, N. Y., Special.-A bill was
introduced in the senate to comply
with the request of General Fitzhugh
Lee, president of the Jamestown Expo
sition Company. It provides for the
appointment by the governor of a com.
mission of seven to repr'esenlt the State
at the ex:position. This commission is
directed to provide for a State building
an exhibit, costing not over $150.000,
an:l to report the estimated expensa
to the Legislature of January,196
Wholesale Grocers' Meeting.
Norfolk. Va., Special.-Norfolk will
secure the annual meeting of the
Southern Wholesale Grocers' Associa
tion, to be held June 5, 6. and 7. Pres
ident J. A. Avanhoes, of Birmingham,
Ala.. has intimated to the Wholesalers'
and Tobacconists' Associations, of
Tidewater Virginia, that the Southern
body which has been meeting hereto
fore at the South Atlantic ports, will
be pleased to come to Norfolk this
year and the local organization will at
once seek the co-operation of other
business bodies, with a view of secur
in the meeting.
ASK FOR FAIR PLAI
Japanese Not Satisfied With Frenc
WANTS FRANCE TO SPEAK OU
Minister Montono Cails on Foreigi
Minister Del Casse and Submit
Courteous but Earnest Representa
tions Regarding the Prolonged Sta:
of Rojestvensky in Kamranh Bay.
Paris, By Cable.-Acting upon in
structions from his government, Dr
Motono, the Japanese minister t<
France, called on Foreign Minister De
Casse this evening and submitted rep
resentations on behalf of Japan con
cerning the presence of the Russiai
Pacific squadron in Kamhanh Bay. A]
official communication issued after th<
meeting states that Minister Monoto'!
communication had no character of
formal protest against an alleged vio
latjon of neutrality, but was to ob
tain assurances that France would ob
serve strict neutrality.
The exact terms of Japan's repre
sentation has not been disclosed, bul
it is understood, while having the us
ical courteous form of diplomacy, they
set forth that serious apprehension.
had been aroused by the stay of th(
Russian warships in Kamranh Bay
and that urgent desire that Frenc
neutrality be placed beyond doubt.
The terms of the French responses
although not given out, tend to giv(
ample assurances upon all the ques
Besides these general assurances
the conference doubtless permitted o
the explanation of the French point o
view concerning the stay of RussiaE
warships in Kamranh Bay. It i!
maintained that this was at most a
brief sojourn, and not .a prolonged
stay, official information leading to thE
belief that the squadron actually lefl
Kamranh Bay last Sunday. No Japan
ese ships were in the vicinity during
the stay of the Russian squadron. and
therefore, it is held. it had not thi
character of giving asylum to a belli
gerent against the attack of the ene
It remains for Tokio, to which the
French reply was sent, to say wheth.
er the assurances are considered suf
ficietnt. The opinion prevails herE
that M. Del Casse's answer is of a
nature to prevent serious complica
tions. However, the attitude of Soci
alist deputies promises to bring ui
the entire question before the cham,
ber. M. Presens, one of Jaures' chie
lieutenants, has given notice of hiE
intention to question the government
on the presence of Russian ships in In.
do-Chinese waters. He holds that neu.
trality has not been observed with
The appearance of the question as n
political issue in political quarters,
leads to the feeling in some quarters
that Rojestvensky's presence in Indo.
Chinese waters constitutes a consider
able menace to France, and may oper
ate to weaken the bonds betweer
Russia and France.
Ordered to Move On.
Paris, By Cable.-A telegram receiv
d here from St. Petersburg and under
tood to be of official origin says: "The
Russian Admiralty has notified Ad
iral Rojestvensky of the grave dan
er to peace which will be entailed ii
he stay of his squadron off the coast
f Annam is prolonged contrary to the
aws of neutrality. No doubt is en
ertained that the admiral will carry
ut the formal instructions sent tc
Facts Not Established.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-The fol.
lowing statement on the subject 0:
Kamranh Bay has been made:
"If Rojestvensky is still at Kam,
ranh Bay. he will remain outside the
three-mile limit as he did during hi!
ong stay off Madagascar. Naturally
Japan will file a caveat, just as she
would file one with the Uinited State!
f Rojestvensky should approach the
Philippines. Japan's protest is in the
ature of a warning. The facts yet
remain to be established."
Squadron Reported to Have Left.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-Report!
are current here that the Russian sec
>nd4 Pacific squadron has already lefl
Kamranh Bay and is on the way t<
Vladivastock: but the government wil:
proceed with action on the Japanes4
prtest as if the squadron had not con
tinued its voyage. A special servic4
was held at the Admiralty church tc
ffer prayers for the safety of th4
squadrona nd its successful arrival al
Testifies in South Carolina.
Windsor, Va., Special.-Deputy Sher
ff J. H. Kiniry has arrived at the State
rison here with John F. McCarthy,
who is serving a term in the prison for
robbing a bank at Newfane, and with
whom the deputy has been on a trip tc
South Carolina. In that State McCar'
hy testified in a postoffice robbery
ase, having been taken there as a wit
ess at the request of the South Caro
ina authorities. McCarthy will leave
he prison again soon, to appear as
witness at Newfane in the case of
:an who is detained there on suspicion
f having been implicated in the bani
robery for which McCarthy is now
servlug his sentence.
Wrecked in Burning Bridge.
Rome. Ga.. Special.-A part of thi
first section of the northbound Cincin
nati and Florida limited, on the South
ern railway, was wrecked in a burn.
ing trestle six and a half miles fron
Rom'a. No one was killed but severa
of the crew were injured. The sectior
carried only baggage, express and mai
cars. The engine passed over th
burning bridge, but the two cars fol
lowing went into the burning stU~c
Indicted for Perjury.
St. Louis. Special.-After an inves
tigation made by the Postoffice Depart
ment on the order of President Roose
velt. M. L. Reddock, former postmaste:
at Yazoo City, Miss.. has been indictet
by the Federal grand jury here on
perjury charge. It is stated the indiet
ment grew out of a letter written b:
Reddock to the President. in whichi
was charged that a North Carolin:
Congressman had accepted a sum o
money to secure the release of a pris
oner from the Nashvilie, Tenn., Fed
Clearin:g the Roads.
1 The work is done at the right time,
sad ii w roads are !wpt open in the
winte. 31en re appointed in each
~ district to 0low out the roads after
r every storm. and travelers going
through the townshil) are never de
layed. Common plows attached to the
side of a bobsled clean out the track.
- The cost of this work is twenty-five
. ents an hour for man and team. It
takes four hours for a man and team
to plow out a five-mile route. Very
little shoveling is necessary. as the
road is never allowed to block up.
H. T. M.. Wellington County, Ont., in
In the Land of Steady Habit.
Having once become fully convinced
of the benetit of good roads and their
moderate cost to local taxpayers.
Connecticut is taking up the work with
a zeal which promises soon to catch
up relatively with States that began
earlier and spent more money at the
start. This year's road bill calls for
$800.000. which is twenty-five of thirty
per cent. more than the last appro
priation. Such a sum, when matched
with an equal amount from the towns,
ought to work wonders for rapid tran
sit in the Land of Steady Habits. Al
ready the farmers may sometimes be
seen driving to market with a load of
hay at a jog trot down the easy mac
adamized slopes where once the deep
sand or mud rendered going to, market
utn all day's job.-Massachusetts
New Plan of Improvement.
Work on the roads has been prosecu
ted vigorously. Under the plan of
road improvement formed by the
board of revenue this year. it was
provided that each-of the eight dis
trict road overseers should have a
force of five men. and that this force
might be increased whenever occasion
required. When the repair work be
gan ten days ago the force of each of
the road overseers was more than
trebled. and improvements started in
earnest. It has been kept up ever
since. Indications now are that by
April 1 the county roads will be in
Attention was given first to the mac
adamized roads. These were badly in
need of repair. The overseers went at
their work energetically, however,
ditching and filling in holes wherever
it was necessary to do so. The result
is that all these macadamized roads are
now being gotten into shape.
Though this work in repairing the
macadamized roads has been carried
forward with all possible speed, other
roads in the county have not been
neglected. Whenever a bridge was re
ported to be washed away or in need
of repair, and wherever washouts had,
taken place, the road overseers prompt
ly rushed a force of men to the place
complained of. The upshot of their
work is that serious complaints have
ceased coming into the board of' rev
enue. The road overseers will not,
howevar, relax their efforts to- im
prove the roads in the rural districts.
They will, so long as the weather per
mits, push the improvements every
The board of revenue is .highly
pleased with the results obtained by*
the employment of free labor in work
ing the county roads. They say that
these results could not have been had
by the use of convict labor. They
believe also that the elastic plan of
employing as few or as many men as
are needed to work the county roads
will solve the road im'provement
problem. All the road overseers are.
it is said, taking special pride in their
work, and the eight separate forces
of men under the overseers are giving
excellent service.-Birmiingham Age
Is Coming Fast. '
fartin Dodge, director of the office
of Public Road Inquiries, is stopping
at the Park Avenue Hotel.
t"It is remarkable what a hold the
idea of good roads has taken upon
-the minds of the people of every class
in every section," he said last night.
"In the extreme East as much inter
est is shown as in the rural pections.
I am answering all sorts of inquiries
from this city since th6 Brownlow bill'
providing government .aid has been in
troduced into Congress.
"In some parts of the South this sub
ject of good roads has actually super
seded the race question in political
and other conventions.
'They are begging from far off
~Alaska, even, for information and aid.
On the Canadian side of Alaska, where
good roads have received intelligent
government attention, flour costs $S:
in the distant regions not far from the
American line, the same flour costs
$32-because thte expense of hauling
over the 'existing American roadways.
--The demands of the people through
out the South are forcing some of' the
most conservative opponents of gov
crnment aid in Congress from that
part of the country to take an attitude
of ap.proval towvard the project. It is
a different matter to reply in the nega
tive to the famrmner wvho argues that
the same government which gives
about $30.000.000 a year for river and
harbor improvements should willingly
gve $8.000.000) per year for three years
to enable him to build better roads.
pairticularly wvhmen under the termls of
thme appropriation he must exp~endi an
- equnal amount for the same purpose.
"The farmer, the railroads and a?
most every aggregation of capital are
together on this subject. Good roads
feed the railways, and In return re
duce the cost of comnmoditie's which go
to the farmers. Manutecturers are
benefited in both- directions. The rural
free delivery and collection system in
its final value hinges on the question
of good roads.---New York H-erald. -
In his book on the Congo, Edmund
Morel estimates that in four years
the Beigiain soldiers and officials have
-plundered the natives to the extent