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THURSDAY, MAY 28. 1903.
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AN INVESTIGATION AT LAST.
We nro glnd to bonr tliat tho Board of
?Aldermen lins determined, ns it Is now
permitted to do, to mako nn Investition
on its own account of tlio doings of Its
Xncmbere, pr?sent and pnst.
Thero wns ? timo when It was fnshlon
able for o/llcors of government to keep
their acte dark, to cover up and conceal,
?but that is not tlio fashion In this day of
clvlllzatlnn. Tho publlo demand light.
ITho publlo nro suspicious -when uny pub?
lic body attempts to conceal, or refuses
to Investigate cborgos that hnvo been
loado against nny of its members. Wo
?hear a great deal about the power of
tho press. Tho real power of tho press
Is publicity. It is the business of the
press to mnko publlo nil mattem of publie
Interest, and while nome nownpnpors have
^one ton far nnft have mndo sensations
?when thoro wae no occasion for It, the
fact remull?s that the press lias often ex?
posed wrongdoing, and It Is this exposure
fwhlch hnd men fear more thnn thoy fear
till the power? of government.
' For a long timo thero wero rumors In
Ihls .community that some members of
Our legislativo body wero guilty of wrong?
doing, nnd tho newspapers of tho city
?very properly gavo currency to euch ru?
mors. By nnd by tho grnnd Jury took
tho matter up, and although only ono In?
dictment was found, It made publlo a
rey Tt In which It was charged In gen?
eral terms that thoro was evidence to
show that other members were guilty,
and then there won a populnr demand
thnt tho Council nnd Bonrd of Aldermen
institute an Investigation und probe tho
charges to the bottom.
A majority of the. members ot tho Coun?
cil, for rensoim which eoemed sufficient
? ????????, refused to go Into this Investi?
gation, and whllo the members ot thu
Board uf Aldermen wero In favor of In?
vestigation, under the existing law they
ven; powerless to do so on their own
account. Tho law haa since been amend?
ed, nnd tlio Aldermen nro now In position
m net. An Investigation will bo held
nntl the light will bo turned Into tho
?lnrk corners. Tlio Investigation will lie
?watched with keen Interest In this com
jnunlty. If It lie shown that tho charges
nro unfounded, that nil the members havo
been honest nntl faithful In tho discharge
of their duties, tlio community will be
creatly gratified. If, on tho other hand,
5t bo shown that tho charges aro well
founded, that members havo betrayed
their trust In one way or unothor, thoy
vili be punished,
The Investigation will bo In tho Interest
of good government nnd public morals.
/The peoplo of tho city aro largely at
the merqy of,, their*representatives In tho
Council nntl Hoard of Aldermen; nnd thoy
must In their own Interest sou to It that
tho men whom they choose to represent
them' look after tho public welfare nnd
"?Hit after their own private gain. Our
legislativo hotly must bo abnvo suspicion,
und whenever chargea uro mndo ngalnst
an;- member or members thero must be
un official Inquiry and thoro must bo nn
acquittal or an expoauro. Buch things
cannot bo covered up In this city. The
?way to ?leal with all auch charges Is to
jneet them frankly and courageously nnd
Idlspose of thnn according to the evidence.
THE LAHOR TROUBLES.
Compulsory arbitration of differences
between capital nnd labor Is repugnant
to tho Ideas nnd feellnga of u vnst ma?
jority of tlio American peoplo, In thle
land of personal liberty disputes ii3 to
wages, hours of service or what not,
blitiuld be nettled between employer nntl
employe, nml government should Inure
nothing to do with euch settlement, but
In these latter days of labor unions unti
combinations of capital, labor nnd capita)
nllko aio Ignoring tho publlo and Its
lnteri-st nnd convenience tu auch an
extent that the people who hnvo no con?
cern In the merits of-the disputes between
the wnrrlng parties become greater suf?
ferers titilli thoso vvlio nro seeking to
maintain or tn eetttbllah rights that nro
alleged to hnvo been violated by ono side
or thu other.
Accordine to a Now York lettor In the
Philadelphia Record ibero aro ifif.,ooo lille
men In New york city, notwithstanding
that every Uno of puslness la booming.
These men, hut for ?trilles, lockouts nnd
dissensions among rival labor unliiiij,
would be enroll,g mi .ui un'eriigo 11 a ?lay
each, a total pf ???????,???? a ?ay, or fi.DCOOOO
a week. Not only I? ..very penny ?f i'|.|H
Btupfiidous nun lost to Hein, hut H?.00
bullillng trade tirine, representing u total
capitalization of ! ,'w.o?j.i.?i, are llt u
?laudatili, with a consequent loss of
Most of tho workmen uro Idle not for
any act of th'ir Individual unions, hut
for act? of other unions, or because of
the recent decision of employers to stand
together and light !h<i demain!? of one
union by throwing tln> woikmen of inany
unions Into Idleness. - In other words
employer? havo answered tint sympa?
thetic r.tiike method of the labor unions
by declaring a ayniPAthotlg lockout.
l'ractP'.illy all building haa been hilt? |?
?.i.uihattuii nnd the Bronx for two weeks.
In Brooklyn nnd Queens, thn shutdown
Vegan ut noon Hatiirday, Even those
contract'?!':, who huve a fair amount -of
nuil? r?ala oM h.utd will cut down their
?vtklun furcv? at i/uva. Al/vut Iv.wV aurl*
men "were Riven notice to-day not to re?
port for work.
Tho great building boom In Brooklyn
this year was tho cause ot bringing many
thousands of workmen to that borough,
ftnd the sudden cos?<ntlon of wn'rk will
be a severo blow to them. TCIghty per
cent, of thorn nre Innocent sufferers. Of
Ihe thlrty-nlno unions nlllllntod with the
linlled Hoard of R-ulldlng Trades only
about ten hfiwo nindo new demands, which
employer*? deem to ho excessive because
of tbo recent advance In wages ahd other
Thnt sort of warfare ls unworthy of ?
civilized people. Wo do not pretend to sny
which sido Is at fault. Wo only know thnt
there is plenty of work In New Tork
nnd that thero are plenty of workmen,
but there Is paralysis In tho building
trades because employers nnd employes
nre nt loggerbendn. There Is foull some?
where, nnd tho worst part of it Is that
the publia who aro not nt fault and
who are In no way responsible for the
trouble, nro tho sufferers. Tho interests
of the public aro raroly consulted In such
dlsputos, and the publia ere growing
weary of stich treatment.
AVo are opposed to compulsory arbitra?
tion or anything npproncblng It, but It
seems to us that corporations and labor
unions ought to bnvo the wisdom to see
that If Strikes and lockouts which seri?
ously affect the.public IntcrosCcnntlnue
to. grow and multiply, tho public will be
tempted by and by to tako a hand In
. AN ANCIENT SKY-SCRAPER.
Ono of tho buildings burned by the grent
flro of evacuation day, April ltd, ???.?.
was taller than any we have now, or nro
likely to havo soon. It waa tho "now"
Gallego Al Ills, nnd wns located on a cor?
ner lot, between the present mills nnd
tho canal locks, wliero ith-v Richmond and
Alleghany Railroad trestle lately stood.
Its foundation walls etili are to bo seen
at tho southwest corner of Twelfth nnel
Cnnal Streots. Ixiokln? at Ite southern
front when the building was standing,
it was ten or twelve stories high. Looked
nt from Canni Street. It was about two
or three stories lower.
This fino structuro waa completed only
? fow years before the outbronk of the
Confederato war, and but llttlo ma?
chinery ever was placed In it. Upon one
of Ita immensoly epaclous floors was
spread tho banquet glvon by our pooplu
to tho New York Seventh Regiment
when It caino to Rlohmond as an escort
to the remains of President Alonroc
Tho "now" Gallego and the old Gallego
both fell a prey to tho evacuation day
fire; but tho latter has been rebuilt. And
It ls a much larger ajrid better building
than its predecessor waa, and Is Itself a
rvorltablo "sky-scraper," and,? what Is
more, It covers nearly a eauaro of
The Toar (Book of Trinity Church, New
York, which has Juet been Issued, fnlls
to take tho public Into It? confidence
nnd say what the fortune and Income
of that wealthy corporation amount to.
But a. New York (Correspondent says
that, according to Information that Is
unid to be authentic. Trinity's incoino
from Its financial Investments ls fully
ono million dollars a year. The number
of communicants of tbo church ls 7,2-14,
distributed among eight churches and
enlap?is. These members last year con?
tributed f>81,885 to tho support of the
It ls somewhat remarkable that tho
?niomlbers of such m. wealthy church
should have contributed so large a sum
of money for religious purposes, but It
will not do to tako Trinity for nn, ox
nmple. AVe do not believe In an endowed
church. AVe bellevo that every church
should raise each year tho money neces?
sary to carry on ils affairs, and that It
should expend all tho money that It
raises, hoarding nothing. Giving ls a
part, and a necessary part, of worship In
every church, and ls a moans of grace.
The subjectlvo benefits from giving to ?
Eood cause are inoro to bo considered
Ulan tho ohjectlvo benefits. It ts the
business of tho church to teach and to
demonstrate that It ls more blessed to
givo than to receive. Tho church which
has a largo fund ls not in position to
stimulate giving unioni- its members, and
on the other hand It ls apt to bring Into
Its membership many men and women
who aro looking for loaves and fisica.
Senntor llanna has called off his dogs
of war, and will not oppose an endorse?
ment of President Roosovoit's oandldaoy
by tho Ohio convention. Air. Roosevelt
la tho most anxious man In the Repub?
lican party to secure the nomination, and
It now scolili? a foregone conclusion that
ho will get his heart's desire.
Hut It is ono tiling to got tho nomina?
tion and another thing to bo elected.
The Democrats can beat Mr, Roosevelt
If only they will got togother and steer
oU-ar of blunders.
???-Re-mitnr Afnrlon Butler, of North
Carolina, who wns tbo bead center of
tbe Populist party at tho time of its de?
mise, a few days ago shook hoiiio of the
Bund:? of Sampson county from his hoots
and went to AVnaliington. Ilo doubtless
hnd senne, other kind of business there,
but th?> malli thing ho did while linger?
ing 111 tho capital city -was to get himself
well Interviewed by the newspaper re?
porters. It ls easy to do that In AV.-ish
higton at till? dull season, when live
matter 1b scarco about tho newspaper
oillcos. In the courso of bis talk to tlie
reportors Air. Rutlor declared that it
was a great mistake to suppose that the
Populist party bad kicked the bucket.
Ho says tha Pops do not euro to keep
in tho scramble), hut If the othor parties
do not behave themselves bla folks will
rally and whip out both of thoni, or
words t?) tlmt effect. Air. Hutlor thinks
It absurd to suppose that nny Populist
will support Air. Roosevelt, and so that
is s ? end of that Idea. And then he
says: "If.the Democrats nominato a man
of Mr, Cleveland's way of thinking wo
will havo a ticket of our own mill get
a world of Dwuucra.tlo votes." air. llut
le-r tedila ethiit thi.'sn uro the things ho ex?
pect? to see happen. That cuines right
mar te, paying that fj-ee ?liver Democrat?
uro mino Populist than l'en.,,crut, and It
may. bu so.
Wo tiubt that |he, J-'icld Hay of tho
CvivulnJ Dauiv? ut ?ui-ktow? .?-alvfU??/
?woe pleasant, though ih? weather was
not all that could have been wished.
It ls stranito Yorktown Is not more
visited by our people. It le a curious
looking old town, charmingly Situated,
nnd abounding with ?eeries suggestive of
the struggle botween AVoflblngton and
Cornwnllls' arm'fs and of the confllota
between tho li'edernls and Confederates,
The monument erected at Yorktown
by tho United States qovornmont In com?
memoration of the aid given us In the
Revolution by Franco, /ilono. Is worth
the trip to see.
AVo hope the exnmplo sot by the Colo?
nial Deamee will bo followed by many
other good pooplo of Richmond, until
tho attractions o? Yorktown and tho de?
lights of York River aro known and ap?
preciated by all.
War Is being waged In sovoral cities
of this country against tho companies
that will persist In building street cars
with unneccRsnrily sleep steps. Tho wo?
men are tho chief complainants. Thoy
wnnt access to tho cars made easier for
If tho enrs which are In uso at tho
present timo cannot bo so changed ns to
moot their vlows, we trust that those
hereafter built will bo fashioned prop?
erly. Nearly every woman who gets on
a street car Is loaded down with cloaks,
umbrellas, bugs, eatcliols and bundles,
and the less tho ascent sho has to malto
tho bottor pleased sho Is.
The Hanna-Foraker fight In Ohio was
short nnd sweet, and the makoup an
assurance of futuro harmony. Warring
Democrats can learn a eight from thoso
Ihnrnionlous Republican leadors.
Wo know not what cAusod the accident
? In the Chesapeake and Ohio road noar
Chnrlottesvlllo on Tuesday, but Engineer
' Thomas D. Hall, who lost his life In
trying to savo a small boy, Is none tho
loss a hero. All honor to his memory.
A Presbyterian minister In St. Doute
is trying to mnko Davo Francis think
ho can't have any show after all. He
says ho seos Blgns of the early collapse
of tho world.
The ruddy oomplexlon of the raging
James Indicates that it has had a lively
run through a rain storm on Its way
from tho mountains.
President Roosovelt has told tho pub?
lic -what it has known for at least three
years?that he ls a candidate for the 1O04
It would take an expert census agent
to correctly enumorato tho sanguine can?
didates In old Virginia at the present
Philadelphia has boen captured by the
Knlghte Templar, and thoy are not shy?
ing nt cartoons and others newspaper
Wo could name a dozen or moro promi?
nent Democrats who could well afford to
take harmony lessons from either ?a??a
or Foraker, or both.
Tho question naturally arises: Does the
Rov. Dr. Hints know how to make up a
bed, so that It would be fit to sloop lu?
Fow men do.
Max O'Ri'll owed much of his popu?
larity in this country to his clover wlfo.
Most men who are anything worth spenk
lng; of are in debt In llko manner.
Now that Citizen George Francis Train
line commenced anew his old tricks, he
ls liable to break out in a fresh place
at any old timo.
County candidates aro thicker than to?
bacco plants In rural Virginia, and thoy
are sticking better.
(Let Dr. Andrews go. Mr. Bryan still
has his Goorgo Fred Williams, and Georgo
Fred ls no slouch, either.
Winter may bo lingering In the lap of
spring, but not this spring.
In the meantime '/cur Undo Grover
keeps right on baiting his hook.
Personal and General.
President Roosevelt has been Invited
by the citizens of North Adams, Mass.,
to come to that city und unveil tho etatuo
of his illustrious predecessor, William
McKinley, In course of erection.
John H, Dick, an octogenarian resident
of St. Paul, was sent to the pnorhouso
tbo other day nt his own roquest, Ho
owns a valuable Stradivarius violin, the
sale of which would placo blm above
want, but ho refused to part with It..
Mayor Hiram AI. Summers, of Ottawa,
Ohio, lias published a notice offering a
number of prizes to the porsons who will
maintain the liest kept ?? miens and lawns
In tho town thin summer.
Professor AV. I.. AVbltney, of the Boston
Conservatory of AIuslo, Is to establish
schools of opera In Boston, Purls and
Florence?, tho headquarters to bo In tho
North Carolina Sentiment.
The Greonvillo Reflector throws a left
liandcd ono at a distinguished son of Car?
"AVo bollovn that Judge Clark Btatuls
less show than somo of tho other gentle?
men who have been montloned, hut this
would liHve been truo of Air. Hryun's
choice. If 11 hnd boon anybody else." |
The AVIlmlngtori Messenger puts this
behind an Interrogation pointi
"The? cartoonists buvej Jumped on to
Air. Bryan's Idea of Chief Justice Clark
ns th?? Democratio nomlneo for President,
Wonder what our chief Justice thinks of
the l'unnypacker libel law?"
The Durham Herald saysi
"Air. Bryan should bo caroful that he
does not get out of tho party through
tbo Ennio bolo by which Air. Cleveland
gets In." >
The Ohnrjotta Now? says:
"Tho people do nut mind tho playing of
l>e.lilies In its placo. Hut tbe-y do not mix
pontieri- with their own busbies?, ami
they do not ilka to seo their public B0|'i
yunta mixing It with tho public business.
Thoy are? proud of tbo freedom froin cor
ruptlon and scandai 'bat has generally
marked ail national administration?, ami
the display that tho Postotiie-o popart?
ment has been nuikltiK Pi Itself offend?
their national pride,"
The AA'Uiiilngton, Star sees the "pro?
blem" solved In thp swt-et by and by. It
"But negro labor is and will continuo t?>
Im u necessity until It pan bo replaced by
whlto labor, which of necessity inuwt bo
Flow, but It would be' a good thing for
'the Sonili In many respects If It were
practicable to substitut?? white for negro
labor at once, Tlitiu wo would BOjVQ not
oul.y the labor but suvc-rai other uniiuylug
Vrend of Wiought
Sn 7)ixio jCand |
Florida Tlmee-Unloni We are sorry
those three murderers wero lynched In
South Florida, but we note they are hunt?
ing another negro suspect with blood?
hounds in Indiana. At least we are glad
that the. bloodhounds did not go with
the Florida story, to keep lincio Tom's
Cabin on tho rounds,
Memphis Commercial-Appeal: The coal
trust Is known to bo nn Illegal combina?
tion, but unless the conspirators nro sent
to tho ponltcntlnry, what, will ho accnm
plIched? What d? thoy care for Injunc?
tions, ndvorso decisions and tinos of $5,000?
No more than a sailor cares for rain,
Louisville Coirrlor-Journnl? T>o not Judgo
the Booth by those top-w-nters who nro
pouring money In on that Indianapolis
clinmhormnld who refused to make up
tho bod occupied by Bookor Washington,
Every eectlon of tho country ha3 Its-^op
Houston Post; Good, well constructed
sidewalks, cloan streets, well kept grounds
and symmetrical, Imposing and comforta?
ble buildings are all evidences of tho
prevalence of the spirit of progress, nnd
no cliy has yot developed In the highest
ilegreo or maintained Its ?supremacy with?
Columbia Stato! Tho rond to harmony
docs not pass near Lincoln, Nob., nor has
It a branch extending to Princeton,
"Bryan's endorsement of Jim Williams
nn a suitable Presidential candidate would
bo of somo cons?quence, perhaps, If
sotn'o ono would kindly tell ua who Jim
A Few1 Foreign Facts.
Borne Viennese admirers of English lit?
erature havo formed ft club for Its etudy
called tho "John Husk I ? Club."
Chemistry students tn tho University of
Heidelborg are compelled by tho rules of
tho Institution to Insure their lives.
The Bishop of RIpon stated thp other
day that a wot' Sunday mudo from $1,609
to $2,000 difference to the church collec?
tions In his Diocese.
Baron Attila Paganini, the grandson
of tho celebrated violinist, Is going to
lGave to the town of Genoa all the many
|m?*inentoes of itho great Paganini. Of
these there are great numbers. They
Includo presents from many Kings nnd
Emperors and copious v?iluablli auto?
graphs from distinguished men of paga
nlnl'a timo; also all the works,
both edited and unedited, of the grent
violinist and other Instrumente?among
others one very ancient ono on which
Paganini uaed to practice.
Tho first duly qualified woman physi?
cian In Australia, Dr. Emma Constnnco
Stone, recently died nt Melbourne at tho
ago ot forty-six. Bho was tho daughter
of ? London contractor of ?identifie
tastos, who settled In Tasmania. Sho
studied first at the Woman's Medical
College, Philadelphia, nfterwnrd in Lon?
don, and finally In Melbourne, whore
Rho started practico, and encouraged a
number o? young ladles to follow In her
footsteps. Dr. Stono was a strong ad?
vocate of female suffrage.
It's Bound to Come.
"Of course,'' said tlio optimist, "if a
mnn gets Into tho habit of hunting trou?
ble, he's: suro to f?nti lt."
"Yes," replied tlio pessimist, "nnd If
he's so lazy that he always tries to avoid
It it will find him. So what's tho differ?
"I see there came near being a serious
calamity at the last meeting of tho Ant
mated Woman's Club."
"Yes. While they were In session an
appalling silence fell on tho assembly."?
And Comfort, Too.
"Is thero ony reni ad vantage .In being
a millionaire?" asked tho philosopher.
"There la," nnswered Mr. Duslin Stax.
"You can wear your old clothes without
exciting comment, which la a groat econ?
Amour,' tlio prettiest stylos for
girls tire tbo guimpo dresses?always
becoming, and tho full ruffles of laeo
or embroidery around 'the shoulders
frnmo n face most charmingly, A
?ill-using? featuro of the design shown
icro Ih tho shaped bertha, which but?
tons to the belt ?n front. This makes
tho pattern espocinlly 'practical for
wash materiale, although, when mndo
of the woollen stuffs tho sty"
e?iuiilly proti)' If the bertha is .Jotted
With French knots of contrasting
On rceeipt of 10 cents this pattern
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By WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON. Copyright, 1903. ^
Tlio two ran for a dosen yards, stopped
In some thick cover and looked back.
Over tho waving Junglo grass thoy saw,
by threes and fours, a swarm of men
emergo warily Into vlow?a. motley crow,
nttlred In striped linen, chintz and calico,
and mostly armed with billhooks, swords
"Ttyota nnd husbandmen I" muttered
Haggles. "What aro they doing hero?"
"Tho nowa of tho revolt at Mourut
hns spread like wildfire," Jack answered
hurriedly. "Tlioso scoundrels belong to
the forest villages, and they nro out to
plunder nnd murder. fThey must havo
learned of our presence at Rwiipoora?
probably through some of Estcourt's
coolies, who saw us from their hiding
"'.They are creeping through ??? grass,
sir. Watch mo drop that cliup with th?
green turban !"
Jack knocked tho sergeant's carbine
"Wo may havo greater need for oui
ammunition by and by," ho said. "Come
along. Buggies?we'll see If wo can't boat
thorn nt a race."
"Ah! If we only hnd tho horses, siri"
As they resumed their flight a ball
from a matchlock severed a bunch of
foliage overhead, and a. burat o? fiendish
lend yells told that tho natives wero In
? CHAPTER XV.
A FRIEND IN NBBD.
For tho presont tho search for the
bridle path and tho quest of Ralph Est
court and his sister wero lost sight of
In what promised to be a desperato race
Jack and tho sergeant had beon- long
enough In India to learn ? srjmetlilng of
tho? crafty cunning of tlio ryot (country?
men), nnd, therefore, they wero not
lulled Into a falso sense of security by
tho sllenco tliat reigned behind tlfem when
they had gone nearly a mile.
In Bplto of heat and fntlguo they push?
ed on through the Jungle, nnd not In the
best of tempere, for It la far from agree?
able to play fox and hounds, with the
part of foxes, on empty stomachs.and In
u tropical climate.
"I'm about knocked up, sir," said Rug
glcs. "I suppose It's no uso hoping We've
thrown the devils off tho scent."
"I'm nfrald it Isn't. Jack replied They
nre too sharp for that. Bear up a llt?
tlo longer, sergeant."
"I'm gamo till I drop, sir."
Just thon n matchlock exploded but ?
short distance to tho rear, and tho re?
port was followed by a human howl of
"Ono of tho rascnls has f.-illen nnd
shot himself," snld Jack, -with grim sat?
isfaction. "By Jove, they're closo at our
"They'll bo right on us next, sir. Bet?
tor mako a stand, and seo what a doso
of lead will do."
"Not until we nro driven to It, Rug
glcs. Courage, my maul"
Tho situation wns now critical In the
extremo. The quick, stealthy glide of
feet through tlio grnss and reeds, the
harsh sound of mnn calling to man, vi?
brated nearer ns the fugitives continued
their flight. There was ? sudden yell, nnd
a hog-Rpoar caino whizzing by Jack's
thigh nnd struck point up In the ground.
"It-It's getting d-d hot, siri"
?"But thoro Is no gond cover here. A
lnst effort, sergennt?run your best!"
Ten yards?twenty?they plunged on
with labored breaths, with their hearts
thumping painfully ngalnst their ribs.
?"I'm?I'm dono fori" irrnsped Ruggine.
Tho young olllcer, ivlin was h Ini soli
almost speechless, grabbed his com
pnnlon's nnn, and pulled him along. They
floundered nmld Jugged spear-griiss, stng
gered through ? denso Coppice of bamhnrt,
nnrl found themselves In a narrow'path
worn by feet ,of men and borst??.
Unit a dozen yards lo tho left It stopped
hnforo an nrclied gnlewiiy. on either sitie
of which extended a stone wall pierced
"A village!" exclaimed Buggies. ?*'
"And n moro Unni doubtful refuge,"
said Jack, "But wo must tako our
cliances and hope for tho best. Wo can't
bo inutili worse oil', tlint's certain."
As h? spoke ho turned swiftly round
nnrl (Icori his pistol at tlio foremost of tho
pursuers, who had Just sprung Into tho
prith. The fellow dropped with n single
or v. nnd his fato seemed to cheek the
ardor ?G the rest.
The fugitivos sped nn to Ilio gato, nod
bnl'.iro they could knock upon It nn In?
Vlslblo hauti swung It open In their faces
and a voice bade them enter quickly, An
they sprang through thero was ?\ dull
crash unti a rattle of iinrs behind tliom.
In front thoy saw a pretty little streot
witli tiny houses ami gardons on oach
siti-, nnd then they turned to look, for
A (al|, elderly Hjiinoo of dignified as
poet, with a while mustache and board,
stood calmly before the?., ills linen
trousers woro of Eu top eu ? cut, but his
WHITE PiliE, YELLOW PINE.
'.tough antl Druasocl.
Yards Covering Seven Aoreu.
Alai? Olflrt.-Nlnth & Arch Sin.,
flowing tunic nnd turban wore after the
"It Is needless to inquire," ho snld, "if
you nro fleeing from tho terrors of the
revolt. Hut whence como ya, sahibs ?"
"From Moorut," Jack nnswureel.
"Anil you nro In present dai-gor?"
A shrill and angry clamor ringing close
bi'liliul tho village? wall, mnilo th? ques?
tion almost superfluous. In ? few wnrels
Jack related tho ementa of tho~mornlng
and doscrlbed tho naturo of tbo rufllims
by whom ho nnd his cor.ipnnions bad beon
"Wo thnnk you from our hearts." be
added; "and wo beg that you will Increase
thu debt wo o\vo you by still further
protecting their Uvas.
"You aro strangers within my cates,"
was tbo reply, spoken In perfect Eng?
lish; "and for that reason along you
should bo sacred to mo. Moreover, ns It
happens, I am a friend to the English.
Mako your minds easy. As for these
hudniashes nnd rogues, if they ara wise
thoy will stny their hands from violence
and go as thoy came. Follow me. Ba?
Tho exhausted fugitives could scarce?
ly credit their good fortune, mil they
wero at a loss for words with which to
express their gratltuclo. They walked
rapidly down tho little street, to tbo In?
tense curiosity of tho Inhabitants, male
an?! female, who flocked to their cottage
"My will ls theirs," said Die old Hin?
doo, proudly. "Havo no four."
Ho stopped before a massive Inner gate,
protected by the frowning muzzles of
two pb'ces of cannon, ami sot In a will)
of considerable? thickness nnd height, The
threo passed through, and mounteu ?
'light of steps to u sort of parnpottcd
platform: Jack and the sergeant found
themselves In tho outer precincts of o
largo fortified houso, an Anglo-Indian
villa of the type built by Kuropenn offi?
cials in the beginning of the century. It
belonged to that period, and, in addition
to tlio outside rampart. It was guarded
by a palisade und a ditch. All around
stretched tho 'Village Itself completely
Invested by ? stout wall.
? ".We've stumbled into luck, sir," whis?
It was, indeed, n. stroke of good fortunp
that bad befallen tho fugitives. They
were, as Juck rightly divined, In one of
thoso llttlo communities to bo found
hero and there In India, where tlie peo?
ple combine together for protection, and
give loyal devotion and allegiance to
their headman, who Is usuallyji wealthy
Such, undoubtedly, wns the old Hin?
doo's position. Ho waved his band with
an nir of proprietorship.
"All Is mine," ho sad. "I ruin by kind?
ness, nnd tbo villagers nre true to .tholr
salt. I can. trust every man of them;
oven In Hips? perilous limes that would
seem to bo upon us. You nro perfectly
safo, salilbH, I am Munrao runt, the
friend of lho English, nnd In my early
years I served In the nativo army of the
Honorable Bast India company, and roso
to tho rank of soubahdur. When I retired
from the service I bocamn a contractor,
nnel I have prospered exceedingly by sup?
plying grnln, rico nnd inalzo tp the can?
tonments of Delhi nnd Meerut."
"You have dono for us, sir," Jack re?
plied earnestly, "that which wo can nover
forget, nevor repay. I sincerely trust that
no harm or niinnoyniicn will come to yon
through your act of kindness, Hut those
scoundrels yonder are keeping up a per
"They're bowling to be admitted, elr,"
.said It ugg? es.
"IJnlPSH thoy go away quickly, declared
Munrao Punt, "I shall liiwo to speak to
Jack listened for a moment with 111
concealed nuxlely, and then bis thoughts
turned to another channel. Ho reproached
himself for bavins temporarily forgot?
ten, In tho stress of danger, lier, who was
dearer to blm than his own life.
"t urn in worry of mind about somo
friends," bo snld to lho Hindoo, ."They
Heel from Hum poo in, which was destroyed
nt mldplght by mutineers-, nnd our search
for them was what brought us In tho
direction of your village."
"? nubili and a mcni-sahib?"
"Yob, yos! Did they come this way7
liiive you seen them?"
Before Munrao Hunt could answer thero
was a heavy trend on a veranda] doso
by, and a voleo cried gladly:
"Pano, my dear fellow!"
Jack turned with a start, saw Itnlph
l'iste-eiiu-t, and tho next Inotant was wring?
ing bis outstretched liaiiil.
"Thank heaven!" ho exclaimed, "And
Mnelgol Is sho with youV" I
"Yes, sho Is hero?"
? Bwoet volco pronounced the young
olllcer's ninno, und Miidgo herself ap?
peared, looking, In spit? of hor busty
flight and wcnrlsoino rido, as fresh nnd
radiant as the morning, Thou Jnck was
holding his betrothed in bis arms, com?
foi'ting her with kisses ?is sho wept softly
nn Ills bosom.
"Von must havo known that I would
come to you," hu whispered; "thut noth?
ing 'could keep mo built."
"Hut thoy told mo you were dead," she
replied between her sobs. "Thank Clod,
It WHS false!"
Kugglos and Manrao Hunt were gazing
tllsorpotly toward the village streot, and
tin- solicitude wllli which they hearkened
to tbo swelling clamor of tho ryots-who
were now pounding on tbo outer gales?
was iiieiru real than felgnod.
Jn?'k partly released thu girl and rested
nu arm affectionately on ICstoourt's shoul?.
"What a lot has happened slnco I loft
5 on In tho nullah," hu unid. "I llftVO a
thrilling yarn lo spin you. old chnji."
"I don't doubt H," icsti-oui-t replied. "To
tell tho candid truth, ? ????? given you up
for dead. Yin- didn't turn up that morn?
ing-, when I went to tho rendezvous with
my nu'ii. after wo lind burled tho poor
fellow Clink. R" W? returned to ltuin
?iiHu-a--there was nothing alati to do?and
1 ?eut u. .?-?tur tu Colono) Kiltuu at M?u
rut And thnt same night we heard thai
you hod boon murdered by Plridaroons ore
the outskirts of Jhalapur."
"Chandra Singh must have spread the
report," said Jock. "He hart good rea-,
son to, for nt the time I wns a prisoner
In his? palace?"
A volley of thunderous blows, delivered
with some henvy Instrument, cut short
tho young officer's sentence. Then a.
'crash, a splitting, rending pound, nnd a
wrathful exclamation from Manrao Punt.
"By gnd, sir, thoy'ro Ini" orlo'd Rug?
THE PARSHE'S TALISMAN.
ITho sergeant's statement was only part*
ly correct, for tho mob wero not yot with?
in the vlllirgo. But thero was now noth?
ing to hinder them from making nn en?
try, ni?eo tho outor gatos, assailed with
logs antl won pon??, had beon wronohed
from tholr ??????,.? nnd flung down.
Prom tho olevnted position of tho plat?
form, overlooking iho length of tho stroet.
thn little party could see t}io cluster ot
brown faces and half naked bodies, the
glint of sunlight on sharpened stool.
"By Jovo, thoy don't llko tho look of
thlngsl" exclaimed Jack. "They're losing
Bitch appeared to be tho case. Having
demolished the gatos and eoan what lay
within, tho rioters ' drew back several
pacca nnd huddled together, evidently;
afrnld to venturo nny farther.
Dp to this timo tho villagers had held
aloof, awaiting with admirable patience,
for orders. But when Manrao Punt
seize?! a bugio that hung from a pillar
nnd blow a ringing blast upon It, there
suddenly poured from tho cntfngea a num?
ber Of men armed with matchlocks and
tulwars. Thoy took up a position In the
street, willing nnd eager to do their ze?
mindar's bidding. Thoy answered threat?
enlngly when some of the ryots callod upon
them to deliver the two fcrlngliees.
"Vou nro certain of tholr loyalty?*'
Jack asked, hesitatingly.
"Not moro certnlnly will the sun rise
to-morrow morning," was Manrao Punt'?
May 20.?Old Sol went behind a cloud.
May 27.?Cloud ?till thoro,
Oh, for the snaw, the beautiful snow,
Wo wnnt Borne cool, breezy placo to go.
Far from mercury's blistering heat.
"Mlil See and slush and beautiful sleot.
Wn want to re.plnco our gauze with furs,
And this Is the timo of year It occurs
To us to alt by a red-hot blaze,
And dream of tho hours of youthful days.
If ?anybody finds a pair of spectacles In
tho ?rasa about Bedford City, we wich
to ?iriso and remark that th?>y are ours,
and wo need them.
Wo dropped them while applauding
Frederick Warde's speech upon the me?
morable occasion of the dedication of th?
Ems' National Home, and wo haven't
been ablo to soo unybody or anything
Our oyos aro dim, wo cannot eee
Tho friends wo chanco to meet,
??"? -wear our ?hoes upon our hands
Our gloves upon our feet.
Or words to that effect.
Wo do not know whon we get on ?
street car which way It may be going,
nnrl we may miss a good ?tory by not be?
ing able to seo the point.
Therefore, w? beseech our good friends
at Bedford to find our spectacles for us
and scnrl them to us, a? wo need them
W?s are certainly glad to learn that in
iho general Work'lngH of the Mann bill
tho famous old "Ilolo lu the Wall" la
not to be wiped off tho map.
Marty a time have wo dropped into tho
"Bolo" to rest up?ui a weary summer's
day, and many'fl tho time wo havo sat
beside tho flro upon a blustering wnter'a
It le, therefore, with glad thoughts and
happy recollections that wo learn that
out- young frli-nd Gathrlght la to t>iko
up tho rolns of control ot the "Hole in
the- Wall," for wo know ho will conduct
It llko ho conducts everything ho has a
How sweet tin? sound, and When th?
season opens here at Brood-Street Pari*
on Friday, wo are going to ix> in oui?
old rtccustometl seat in tho grnnd stand
with a bug of -peanuts ami a bottlo of
glngvr ale nt our side. , ,
There is no form "f relaxation that we
like more than a gamo of bull and we
could go to sen threo games In one tiny
anil miss our meals. ....
\V<? havo received tho tip that there 8
going to be suine good ball hc.ro this sea?
When Not At Business.
Ravage I.andor, the explorer, la at pros-,
ent in the Hulu Archipelago, whero hi?
Iiivrstlgntltins nre being carried on among
the pirntesMif ttin Celebes Sen. il?i write?
to a friend In London that he Is ?-njoylng
himself hugely und that the pirates are
charming hosts out of business hours.
"I hear tell doy been lyncbln' nigger*
"Oli. yes! 'Poors llko wo nil in do Union!
Entertaining ? lil"K 1? ?" expensive
mor. Tito recent visit of .King Edward
? Dalkelth I'ulaeo cost tho Puk? of Buc?
en eh about $25,000,
Kontains none bui? rhe ,
, So compounded and
bien d edas ro pro d u ce|
1 Sold regularly in '
kSOLID CAR-LOAD L0T5j
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