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Ptibltslied Daily and Weekly fit No.
Korth "Tenth Street, Rlohtno-nd, Va.
Eiftsred January 27, 1903, at
Richmond, Vn., as Second
Class Hitler, under Act
of Cbn*rress of March
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Uptown OtTico nt T. A. Miller's, No, |
610 East Broad Street.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 19uS.
From Juno 1st the price of Tho Tlmes
Dlspetch, delivered by carrier -within tho
corporato limits of Richmond nnd Man?
chester, Is 12 cents per woek, or 60 cents
per cnlenflnr month.
Persons leaving the city fr.r the sum?
mer -should order Tlio Tlmes-Dlspateh
mailed to them. Price, BO centa per
NO-w that the Council haa determined
to intrestignto charges that havo been
made against present members and for?
mer ?members of that body, wo do not
feel like saying "I told you so." but we
cannot permit the oocaslon to pass with-.
out caning attention to tho fact that tho
newspapers of this olty, representing the
sentiment of the great majority of people,
urged tho Council several monthe ago,
when tho charges wore first made, to In?
vestigate them thon nnd there. Members
of the Council who, for reasons suffi?
cient to themselves, declined to go Into
an Investigation, wero warned that the
ohorges could not bo bushed up, and that
they wero making a bail matter woran
by tryinrs to do so. Tho .mere fact that
tlie Council refused to Investigato caused
nil sorts of gossip and speculation. So
far from hushing up the scandal, a thou?
sand tongues wero set to wagging, and
this has been from that day until now a
leading topic of conA'ersatlor) upon all
occasions when questions concerning mu?
nicipal affairs wero brought up between
men. If the Investigation had been or?
dered promptly at tho time, it would have
been over and done' with long oso, nnd It
would have parsed very largely out of the
pabilo mind. As It ls, tho Bcaneial has
been 1-ept olive, and now, nearly twelve
?months after the charges were first
made, the Council finds It necessary to
Our remarks are not Intended to con?
demn, but to point a lesson. This is no
day for concealment. The public will
not tolerate It, nnd whenever a charge
ls brought against a public official the
best way, and tho only way. to hush It
up is to Investigato It forthwith nnd let
all tho facts come out. It Is the only
way to allay suspicion and to satisfy
Tills Investigation was inevitable. It
has como In response to a public demand.
Thero may bo no ground whatever for
tho charges. Vf o hopo to heaven that
there ls not. AVo hope that every mnn
whose name has been mentioned in this
connection will bo nble to show n, clean
soore and to get a complete vindication.
But the investlg-itlon must he thorough.
There must bo no technical dodging. It
Is the bo.unue.ti. duty of the Council to
turn on tlio light, and It ts the bounden
jluty of those who havo been accused to
Jet tbo Investigation take the widest
possible rango. If any ono o? them ls
?piilty he might as well confers. If be ls
lunocent It Is to his interest to have a
full and froo Investigation, If he at?
tempts to Sodge behind a technicality he
will certainly fall short of viiiillciition.
ThJts Investigation is not to be like n court
trial, and the evidencio thut will bo forth?
coming should not be hedged about by
the toohnlcalltlus of tlio law, which are
fleemod to lie necessary In court trials. ?
Represen tati vos of tho people of this
community will bo on trial beforo the
people, and the object of the Investiga?
tion will bo to show whither or not mem?
bers egralnet whc/m gravo charges havo
been brought have been faithful or faith?
ess to tho trust whloh the people havo
reposed In them.
If the men are Innocent, tho wliolo com?
munity will rejoice, for tho honor of
Rlcjhmond Is dear to every honest cltl
Ben. There 1b iu> disposition to persecute,
but thore lu a demand for nil tho facts.
trhtva is no sympathy In Richmond with
the -pTttotloes of the boodler. and thero
ls no room boro for him. I-et us go to
tlio bottom of all those charges. Lot us
Ixwe ft thorough cleaning up while wa
ure aliout It 1-et us eonvI?;t or vliiiitaito
the aocused and bo done with It
DEMOCRACY AND FR?I11?I
The Henry County Bulletin has a sen
ell.'l? article on Ih-inooruey und prohibi?
tion, in whitdi It t?ays that wlitlo the Dem?
ocratlo party lu a temperance party, and
?whllu it ha? boeri willing to permit the
upplluatlon of th? principle ?>f local self
government to the reguhttloji or suppres?
sion of Ilio liquor trafilo, Il liaa never t?c
?.t-pt. d nor approved Btate prohibition,
?Irloh is an entirely different thing, and
that the passai??* of the Mann bill "did
?not pommlt tho party to uuoh prohibi?
Our contemporary Is entirely right.
Borne people set-in to think tbut local op?
tion ' "'"? prohibition i :.-. ayaonomous
terma, but not so, Local option la simply
a privil?ge Which people In tide locality
and that are permitted? tu exercise under
a Stato law. A general prohibition law
would prohibit the ?ule of ^Hoxlcmitit'
drtnlts everywhere In the State. A local
' option law leaves It to the people of the
teeveral locallllos to decide by ballot.
whother or not they wll? permit the sale
of Intoxicating liquors within their bounds.
There ls a vast difference In principle
between thoso two proposition. If there
wero a Binerai prohibition law It would
be operative everywhere and might be
operativo In some cities, towns or magis?
terial districts where the people wero
practically unanimous tn tholr opposition.
In such ? caso It would be utterly Impos?
sible to enforce tho law. But tho local
option law provides that the people of
any locality may hold nn election and sot
tip tho matter for themselvos.
It Is true that the Mann law Is In ft
sense a prohibition lnw, but even In this
law It Is provided that the people may
havo ft saloon If ft majority of them sign
a petition to that effect nnd comply with
some minor requirements hefore the court.
Ir. point of fnct, therefore, tho principle
of local option Is preserved In the Mann
lnw, nnd our most serious objection to tho
law Is that public sentiment Is tested by
the process of petition rnther than by the
process of election, and wo do not bollove
that public sentiment can be fnlrly tested
except by secret ballot.
Some of the prohibitionists nre saying
that sooner or Inter the Democratic party
must come out flatly for a general Stato
prohibition law. Wo do not undertake to
make predictions. Tho Democratic party
may finally do this thing, but when It
decs It will depart from one of Its funda?
mental principles nnd commit ono of the
greatest blunders of Its existonco.
CHRISTIANITY AND THE CON.
In discussing with our esteemed con?
temporary, tho Farmvlllo Herald, the
question of reading: tho Bible in the
public schools, we asked If tho Herald
would compel the children of Jewish p?r?
enla to read tho Now Testament? In reply,
the Herald says:
"We bear to say, not to pleaso Jew or
Gentile, followers of Confucius or Buddha,
worshippers of stock or stone, sun or star,
thoso who train with Mahomet or Brighimi
young, nor yet nt tho domande of ng
nostlc, infidel nor any 'fool who says
hi his hoart thero Is no God' would we
exclude the Bible from tho schools of
Christian America, and to those who nre
offended, we would say go elsewhere, just
n s we would say there Is no room In
Aomrlca for any mnn or class of men
who are not willing to obey our Constitu?
tion and our laws,
"This 1b Christian America and those
who come to us should recognize that
fact, Just na when we go Into tbo home
of a neighbor it is expected that we
will conform to the rules of the house?
hold. And is th? 'public school system
purely socialistic,' after nil? and that,
too. In the opinion of our comrade, who
has been ono of its worthiest and staunch
cst supporters? Suppose we bad said to
Mr. Ogden and others on their recent
visit to Richmond, you are hero to 'fan
tho flames of Socialism,' what would
have beon the answer ot Virginia's load?
ing newspaper? In our opinion the cure
for socialism and all other hurtful lsme
Is to bo found In the teachings of th?^
Blblo, the King James version, tho Bible
of tho pews If not of the pulpit, and wo
would linive It unchained, unabridged and
given to our schools, our homes, our.
churches, our peoplo as free as the air
"Force no one to read It, compel no one
to bollevo Its truths, rest upon Its prom?
ises or heed Its warnings, but put It
within tho reach of all, that even be
who runs may read, and reading may fcn'iS
his way to noblest citizenship here and
truer royalty hereafter."
Our contemporary makes the mistake
of assuming that ours Is a Christian gov?
ernment. It Is true that the great ma?
jority of our poople bellevo In the Chrls
tlon religion, but thero In no established
religion under our form of government.
Strangely enough the Herald Invokes the
Constitution of the United States, whereas
tho Constitution expressly provides that
"Congress shall make no law respect?
ing tho establishment of a- religion or
prohibiting tho free exercise thereof."
And In the Virginia bill of rights It 1s
provided that "religion, or the duty which
we owo to our Creator, and tho manner
of discharging It, can bo directed only
by reason and conviction, not by force
or violence; and, therefore, all men are
eejually entitled to tho free exercises of re?
ligion according to th dictates of con?
Our contemporary seems to overlook
the fact that the great majority of Jews
In this country uro native born, nnd are
ns much a part and parcel of our body
politic and as much entitled to the priv?
ileges and Immunities of government as
citizens who profess and call thomHelvos
Christians. To run the Jewe out or to
persocuto them In any way on account
of 'their religion would be an outrageous
violation of the principles of Democracy)
and In Imitation of tho Russian govern?
ment, whose rocont acts have been so
Rut In tho conclusion of Its nrtlele the
Herald says It would force no ono to read
tho Hlblo, nnd would compel no one to
bellevo Its truths. But how could this
bo If tlio State should mako a rule com?
pelling tho children In tho publia schools
either to rond the Bible or to hear It read?
Wo aro unable lo reconcile these con?
flicting statements on tho pint of the
The Herald Is surprised that Tho Tlmes
Dlspatuh should hnvo raised the point
that tlio publlo school system Is social?
ists, si-oing that wo havo boon lending
our aid to the causo of popular-education.
Wo havo time and again said that we
did not regard the publlo school syetoni
as tho best menus of educating the
children. Vfo ha/?a timo and again ex
preasMl the opinion that It would be
very much bolter to have tho olitldron
educated in private schools at the ex?
pense of their virenti, for thon theie would
be no ?lUbvtlon of socialism, uud tho Hilda
could be tuugbt without any einburrass
moiit. Hut as many parents are unable to
pay tuition, and as education Is neces?
sary to thu uplift of tlio people, we ac?
cept the publlo school Bystom ua the
host that can bo, elenio, us tho choice be?
tween education and Ignorunco, always
holding up tho dangor of the socialistic
feature and warning Democrats ugulnst
Another curious remark by our oon
tempurury le thut tho euro for socialism
Is to hu found In the teachings of the
On the contrary, tho teachings of the
New Testament uro socialistic. Porfect
Christianity would undoubtedly lead to
perfect soc.nllem. and if all men wet?
perfeot Christians the dream of th? bo
olllst would bo realized.
We teaJlKe that we have wondered away
from the subject under discussion, but th?
Honvld has led tie.
In our local columns rocently It was
stated that a citizen of Minnesota had
come to Richmond thoroughly nick of his
oxporlences In the land of blizzards, nnd
determined to mnlto his homo under the
sunny skies of the Old Dominion. He has
quit Mlnnosota for good, will purchase a
farm near Richmond, and will spend his
remaining days in this good land.
AVe bellovo thnt there nre hundreds and
thousands ot men In the bleak regions of
tho Northwest who would follow this
man's example if Virginia would take
tho trouble to go after them and show
them tho Inducements offorcd hore. We
hnvo large areas of unoccupied lands, and
thoy are soiling nt a ridiculously low price.
Now that farm labor is becoming scarcer
we need more them we over necdod farm?
ers who will tnho up small bodies of land
nnd work them with tholr own hands.
Wo mako the mistake of supposing that
outsiders know all about our bnrgains
without advertising them. But this is a
big country, nnd if wo oxpect peoplo to
know all about Virginia ,we must carry
tho Information to them. Hero and thero
a man will find out for hlmsolf, but theee
are tho few. The many are to bo reached
by judicious advertising and personal so?
Virginia will havo a great opportunity
at the St. Louis Exposition to ndvortiso
herself, nnd it is to bo hoped that tho
opportunity will bo Improved to tho ut?
most. We do not need to advertise our
relics and our past glory, for they are
well known hero, and from ? practical
point of view It mattors very llttlo whotli
or or not thoy nro exploited, But wo do
need to advertise our lands, our minerals,
our writer power, our rich resources of
whatever character, our advantages of
soli and chinato and location, and all tho
Inducements wo offer to settlers. Tho St
Bonis Exposition and tho Jamestown Ex?
position, which Is bo soon to follow, should
mark a now era of progress and develop?
ment In the Old Dominion.
The President's feat last Saturday In
riding horseback sixty miles from Laramlo
to Choyonno has this onrly raised a dis?
cussion of his ability as a horseman ns
compnred with other occupants ot the
presidential chair. Tho Springfield Repub?
lican thinks Mr. Roosevelt Is not the
oqual of Washington or Grant in this re?
spect. It says General Grant was one
of tho best horsemen that ever senved In
tho United States army. This will be
news to a great many people who were
under tho Impression that Generi) Grant
was a clumsy rider, lacking in horseman?
ship and a stranger to grace In the sad-?
die. The Republican adds. "With full re?
spect for President Roosevelt's equestrian
ability, It Is probably Just to say that he
would not rank higher than third among
tho Presidents of the United States as a
horseman. Both Washington and Grant
wero surely his superiors In this line, for
they wero horse-trained from early child?
hood, and both were naturo] lovers of
Wo are of the opinion that Andrew
Jackson was something of a horseman,
and it Is to bo doubted If Mr. Roose?
velt is bis eqnul in tho saddle."
The military bill passed the Virginia
Sonate unanimously, fixing the tax for
the support of the volunteers at threo
fourths of one per cent. It was, however,
defeated in the House, hut at the last mo?
ment, with the active help of Colonel
Georgo Wayna Anderson and other
friends, It was pulled out.of the fire and
passed, carrying w one-half of one per
cent, rato, havlngAieon amended on mo?
tion of Mr. Boaz. This will mean a
reduction in the fund, for, though
it Is now one-half of ono per cent of all
moneys coming Into the treasury from
regular sources other than the school
fund, yet the reduction of the tax rate
will presumably reduce the fund.
The Cleveland moom is stale newjs now,
in fact, has almost been forgotten in! the
rush of other moro startling news of va?
rious kinds, but Mr. Bourke Cookran, the
eloquent mnn of Now York, who Is tour?
ing Germany, lias Just heacd of It, and
has hastened to express his opinion. Said
opinion is if the popular demand la strong
enough to force Mr. Cleveland's nomina?
tion on the Democratlo party, that same
popular demand will be strong enough to
elect him. Thero could be nothing more
logical than tlmt, but It Is not suoh a
startling opinion on to Justify cable tolls,
Seionce has begun to dlsouss why Chi- '
erigo peoplo do not laugh. Wo thought
they do laugh. Wo know they smile, and
tho Bervlce of a. scientist Is not required
to uecerlaln the causo.
It seems to be the fate of Kansas to
keep right on bloedlng. If it Isn't bad
politics, It's drought, and when It isn't
drought, it Is tornado or overflow.
The not of Dr. E. Benjamin Androwe
In reversing himself on the money ques?
tion had nothing whatever to do with
the floods In Nebraska.
In the matter of rullway wreclca, cy
clonos, tornuaoes, storms and frightful
Hoods, tho year 1003 is doing considerable
at record breaking.
After all, It wae nothing more than a
oontest for position at the pie counter be?
tween pie dispensera Foraker and Hanna,
And now the President has culled
another boss to tha book. Senator Platt
has said "me too" to Hanna's lead.
Anyhow, I'OHtnuislor-General Payne was
too siiiurt to wait for congressional Inves?
The New York Y, M. O. A. runa mora
smoothly slime Mr. Rockefeller ollod It
to tho tune, of hull' u million plunks.
Mrs. Carrie Nution looks with envy at
thoso axes tlio Punnuylvaifla Railway1
used on thu Weutern Union poles.
Thoro seems to hi? a growing nniivlctlon
that Fnrmvllla needs that dispensary in
The eweot girl graduate will continuo
to hold the floor for yet a few duye longer.
Thoro is talk of reviving tho Importance
of tho mugwump In politics.
fjrend of VhougJtt
fn 7)ixie Xand
Nashville Ainerloan: From tho valley
of the Platte oomes tho suggestion of
Judge Walter Clark for the Democratio
Presidential nomination? Tlie Demo?
cratio party, however, is not looking for
unknowns Just now.
(Birmingham Ledger: No doubt Gbnornl
Wheeler will be the lender of the Confed?
eralo veterans whon General Gordon Is
called to his reword. Wheeler ls still
young enough to bo an activo leader for
many years yet.
Charleston News and Courier: Wo hope
those double tornadoes In Nebraska
cleared the air of clevclnndlsm, no that
Mr. Brynn may again catch sight of the
?Florida Times-Union: Ono of tho tilings
wo would llko to know?what doos tho
man who Is chopping ootton with a hoo
bought on credit think of the -men who
havo made millions by manipulating tho
crop slnco It left1 his hnnds?
Memphis Commercial Appeal! There
wae a roport In the press recontly that
Mr. Bryan, when charged with having
voted the Populist ticket In 1802, said
that ho had done so because It was con?
sidered best to do so. Wo do not know
whether Mr. Brynn over said this, or
whethor he over voted the Populist ticket
or not. But on this point It seems to us
he ought to declaro himself.
With a Comment or Two.
If you want to havo a hot time, tnlk
about tho weather.?Tlmes-Dlspntch.
Tho Mann liquor law Is hot enough top
Io In some counties of tho State, If you
If Mnssacihuaetts positively refuses to
send Plymouth Rock to the Worlds Fair,
a search might be started for the Btono
on which Captain John Smith's heed re?
posed when Pocahontas rescued hlm.-bt.
We aro guarding and preserving , tliat
for tho Jlmtown Expo.
To be successful In the next municipal
olootlon candidates for the Richmond City
Cornioli will havo to declare themselves
on an antt-boodllng platform.?Newport
Certainly they will and some other Vir?
ginia towns, one ?bout eighty miles dis?
tant, would do well to strlko tho Bame
Personal and General.
James Buchanan Houston, a prominent
New York broker and a godson of Presi?
dent Buchanan, died on Thursday last In
Secretary Cortelyou and his assistants
will move their Dopnrtment of Commerce
and Labor Into tim Willard building,
William Mackabee, tho oldest living vot^
oran of the American navy, will oelobrato
hla ono hundredth birthday noxt Septem?
ber at the Naval Home in. Philadelphia
If ho holds out until thon.
The late Bishop Thomas A. Btorkey hns
bequeathed his library to the trustees of
tho Episcopal fund of the dlOoese of New?
ark for the uso of hla successor and tho
Missouri University has Just rocolvod
ns a donation a collection of Indian rolles
which ls porhaps tho most valuable In
existence. They were given by B. R.
Graham, a son of.the original owner and
Dr. John Gordon, prosldent of Tabor
College, has received an offer pf the
presidency of Howard University at
Washington, D. C.
North Carolina Sentiment.
The Greensboro Record philosophically
sums up tho situation In this way:
Wo do a. lot-of'grumbling at the Al?
mighty when ho don't send rain every
time we squeal, but things always turn
out all right ot course. Por Instance,
there was a super-abundance of rain
early In the spring and tho wheat got
wrong, Then It quit raining and tlicre
was a yell about vegetation, yet It did
not perish. In the meantime the dry, hot
weather brought out the wheat knocked
tho rust from It and otherwise brought It
out of the kinks. Then It rained and
everything is lovery.
The Concord Tribune says: Of course
It was an old Ignoramus who asked, "Who
ls the Chief Justice of North Carolina'/"
Everybody except Joo Blackburn and Ju?
lius Caesar has "hearn tell on him."
Tho Raleigh News-Observer, lndul-rlng
Its fondness for boasting, says: North
Carolina men are at tho head of the pro
c-esslon. A Tur-Hcol man ls now chair?
man of tho faculty of tho University of
"Virginia, and the three men most favor?
ably dlscusBeed for president are Dr. Al?
derman, Dr. Venable end Dr. Dabney.
Where North Carolina sits is the head of
Tho Durham Herald says much In this
small compass: The present condition
should teach the mills to buy their cotton
Ifrom the 'farmers when thoy have iffc
for sale and not depend upon securing tho
supply from tho speculators.
DAILY FASHION HINTS.
Girls' Gabrielle Apron.
This practical little aprqn Is always
good style. It Is fitted to the figure and
will be found desirable for play or work.
No. 4,410?All slues from i to 14 years
The il.yeur siso requires Wt yards of ma?
terial an Inches wldo,
On receipt of 10 cents tills pattern will
bo sent to any address. All orders must
be directed to TUB) I.1TTU2 folks
PATT1?HN CO., 78 Fifth Avonuo, Now
York. When ordering pleaso do not fall
to mention number.
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By WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON. Copyright, X003.
A DEED OF TREJACllDRY.
"What do ypu see?" exolalmed Jack,
immediately Jumping to the cuncljslrn
that some of the enemy woro approach?
ing. "Havo they cut us off from the
"Worse than lliatl" groaned Manrao
"Worse?" echoed the young officer.
"Look for yourselves, sahibs!"
Ho hold tho lamp nt arm's length, and
his companions, peering over Ms shoul?
ders, saw that tho tunnel was chocked
from floor to celling by a mass of In?
termingled earth and timbers. Their
further progress was hopelessly blocked.
"What cursed luckl" muttered ISst
oourt, blandly. "The top has caved In.
And perhaps Oovlnd Punt lies burled
"Would thnt he was!" tho zemlndai
cried furiously. "By the soul of Siva
tho Destroyer, may the seventeen curses
rest on the head of my brother: Ho hath
dono this thing?It was no accident."
Manrao Punt's oyes flamed with such
a wrathful fire that his companion?
shrank from him ns If from a madman.
"I speak the truth, sahibs," ho con?
tinued. "This subterranean passage
was dug In perilous times many years
ago, but It was I who arranged tho tim?
bered roof In such a manner that It
could bo brought down by tho full of a
singlo upright post, to which a luig
ropo was attached? Oovlnd Punt know
of this. His hand pulled away tho col?
umn, in order thiit wo should bo loft
hero to dio by tho Sword and tbo bullet."
"Tho black-hearted scoundreU" ex?
claimed Estcourt. "By heavens, I wish
I had my fingers on his throat this
? "Wo should have watched him mr-o
closely," sold Jack. "I always sunpected
him. Ho has done this trenchorous
thing out of revenge?becnuso ho bated
us for being under your protection."
"No, sahibs, his first thought was snlf
prosorvatlon. Selfishness and cowardice
wero Oovind's worst faults, ever since
ho was a youth. And now ho has earned
Immunity, should ho bo chnrgod with
fighting ngalnst tho rajah's men. He
will olthor take flight to Delhi, or Join
Balram Khan's force."
"I suppose thoro Is no digging through
that mass of debris?" suggested Fist
'Tt would'-fco a day's labor, aahlh, even
with proper tools."
Mutige clung tightly to her lover. Her
face was aa palo as the glow of tho lamp,
and. yet It was stamped with supremo
heroism, with womanly resignation.
"Remember," sho whispered. "Don't
let them tnko ino alive."
"Ask mo anything but that?I retract
my promise," Jack replied fiercely.
"Thoy will at least spare your life I They
will not even dare to harm you?"
His volco faltered and broke, as a
choking lump rose In his throat.
"It may be that I am wrong and that
wo accuso my brother unjustly," said
Manrao Punt, in a calmor tone. "Per?
haps tho roof fell by accident, nnd not
by his hand. At all events, our last
hope is gono. It is fate?tho will of
heaven. Let us meet our end with forti?
tude, sahibs, as brave men should."
"Wo won't have long to wait," ex?
claimed Estcourt "Hark, thoy are com?
ing! But I would rather die anywhere
than hoTo?In this dark, stifling hole."
Thle muffled clamor in the distance
was suddenly ringing shrill and loud.
With a dull crash tho ladder was
dropped through tho open trap In tho
floor, and it was scarcely In position
when dusky forms , cuimo scrambling
down tho rungs as nimbly aa monkeys.
They assembled at tho bottom for an
instant, half a score strong, and with
two blazing torches among them. Tlihn
they etarted forward, giving tongue like
bloodhounds on ? hot scent
The last moment hnd all but arrived
and the fugitives hastily took up their
position In a corner of tho largo pas?
sage Just to the right of the entrance to
the tunnel. Jack planted himself In front
of Madge, bidding he rcrouch down. He
had run out of cartridges, but ho had
two. loaded pistols?his own and tho
girl's?while Estcourt was armed with a
riflo. Manrao Punt had retained only a
short sword and he held this in one hand,
the lamp in tho other.
"Sahibs, It Is In vain to expect mercy
from those wretches," he said hoarsely.
Tho enemy was half-way down* the
passage now, advancing In a disorderly
mass, and shouting eagerly to one an?
other, Thoy caught sight of the little
group crouching In the shudows, nnd with
savage yells of exultation they broke Into
"FlreJ" cried Jack.
Ho discharged his pistol and tho report
of Eatcourt's rlflo rang almost simul?
taneously. It was next to Impossible to
miss, and two men dropped. Some of the
others at once f.Tdd a volley from their
matchlocks, and, nine, with no uncer?
As the heavy discharges crashed and
reverberated through tho cavern, Est
court's right arm fell limply to bis sido,
and his rlllo slipped from his stinging
lingers. A bullet hit Manrao Punt fairly
between the eyes, and ho topplod over
dead, a martyr to tho cause of an alien
No more shots wero fired by either
party, and tbe enemy believed that re?
sistance wus at an end. Thoy leaped
forward llko tigers, with flerco shouts,
led by Balrnm Khan nnd Joel Spanish,
who were tho llrst to loom out of the ed?
dying wreaths of snudio.
When the zemindar foil the lamp was
upset on tho floor, and a pool of oil ran
out and burst Into llamo. The lurid red
glare rovealetl ? tingi?'/ scene?Estcourt
leaning faintly against the, wall, with
blood trickling from his wounded elbow;
Jaok confronting the foe with a look of
mental agony on his powder-grimed face,
and Madge clinging to hor lover, while
sho urged him to a deed that ho dared
The young officer hailOiie loaded pistol
left, but whether to Ilio at Spanish, or
to.turn It on tho girl's palpitating heart,
was a choleo from which ho shrank in
that terrible "moment,
"God help mo, I can't do It!" he
groaned. "And yet If they should take
Ho must decido quickly. Tho flerco,
dusky faces encircled hltn, ghirlng at htm
with fury, and spitting imprecations and
curses. Jpel Spanish's lips wero ported
in a hideous snarl of hatred, and he
hold a nuked sword In his sound arm.
"Kill tho horotlo dogs!" .lie cried as
lie gave a contemptuous kick to the body
of M'anraQ Punt. "Put them to tbo steel!
Cut them down!"
"Death to the forlnghoes!" clamored
half a dozen voices, "Sparo none1!"
Balram Khan, who towered above the
rest In his coat of lino mall, made a
ready sign of .assent. There whs a burnii
Clanking as his men unslieated tholr keen
"Jack, if you love me?" begged Madge.
Tho Hushing blades wore lifted, and
another socond or two would haa'o seon
tho bloody work begun.
But a sudden Inspiration, a wild ray of
hopo that set his heart to beating vio?
lently, came to tho young officer In the
nick of timo. He remembered the diami
that he had thoughtlessly worn about
hla neck for many u month.
"Stop!" he cried, ??G a ringing voice,
"Our lives aro sacred! You dare not harm
ua!" He tore open ills shirt uiul drew
out u sparkling crimson sum?the ruby
ring that hud been jjlvuii to him by j.
grateful Hindoo In the Junglo of Blthoor.
"Look," he added. "Here Is the pledge of
our safety?the gift of Chandra Singh to
me, who saved his Ufo.*'
There was a tense, thrilling pause.
Balram Khan hesitated, then stopped for?
ward and examined tho ring. With a per?
plexed and scowling face, ho .waved., a
hand to his men, who lowered tholr tul?
wars with muttered grumbling.
"This Is a falsehood, a trick of the
forlnghces!" cried Joel Spanish, furious?
ly. Cari ? glittering baublo savo the lives
they haii'Q forfeited? Dot thorn porlsh?"
"But the Jewel bears the seal of his
highness, and It both a certain power,"
answered Balram Khan.
"It means nothing In this caso," snarl?
ed tho renegado fusiller. "And remember
your orders?to slay and spare noti"
Balram Khan glanced furtlvoly toward
his men, as much as to say that but
for their presence lie would iiavo no
mercy on the prisoners. Then ho turned
"How Is It, Sahib, that you olalm safoty
for throe?" ho demanded. "Tour life
nlono ls sacred by vlrtuo of tho rajah's
"Not sol" tho young ofllcor replied
boldly. "Tho ring wns given to protect
mysolf and thoso .about mo. from any
peril thnt might befall."
"A Ilo!" cried Jool Spanish. "Cut them
"I dare not," answered Balram Khan.
"On my head would bo the conscquonoes.
Tho forlnghces must go to Jhalapur, and
his highness will decido tholr fate." .
The leader's word, flnnlly given, was
not to be disputed, nnd with nn nngry
oath Jool Spanish shcated his sword.
"Thoy. will nil dio In tho end." ho crlocl
venomously. "It ls but a short respite
that you grnnt them."
To tho captives the dismal cavern seem?
ed now almost a cheerful place. A for
vont "Thnnk Godi" fell from Estcourt's
lips, and he forgot tho racking pain In
his arm. Madgo threw herself Into hor
lover's arms nnd sobbed on bis Breast.
"Don't fear for tho future," Jack whls
percd to her. "Chandra Singh ls In my
dobt, and though ho will cortalnly hold us
prisoners, I bellove our lives will bo safe."
Half an hour later the throe forln?
ghces wero under strong guard In one of
tho rooms of tfio houBO, nnd Estcourt'n
arm had been rudoly dressed nnd bnnd
Balram Khan's men were ransacking
everywhere for loot, and Jool Spanish,
whllo engaged In tho samo pursuit,
chanced to find the body of Nath BanerJI.
Ho would have passed It by but for the
discovery of tho missing finger, which
claimed his Interest and attention at once:
Ho examined evory stitch of clothing
on the corpse, expressed his disappoint?
ment by a curse, and-thon hastily sought
"Who Is tho dead man that was slain
by ? dagger?" ho domnnded, "nnd who
killed him? It was not done by any of
Jack gave a brief explanation.
"The assassin was one of tho zomln
dar's people," he concluded. "That ls
all I oan tell you."
That the young ofllcer was speaking
tho truth, and concealing nothing, Joel
Spanish did not doubt. Ho was to learn
lator of tho treachery and escape of
Govlnd Punt, but ho was In lgnornnco
of that as yet, else he might not have
wasted the time that he did In search?
ing the dead who fell in the defense of
tho village, and paying similar, but more
guarded attentions to the wounded. No?
thing camo of his toll, however, excopt
tho conviction that the Parsee's mur?
derer was among tho fow of the garrjson
who had succeeded In escaping.
The baflled fusilier felt his failure keen?
ly, but on second thought he took a moro
philosophical view of It.
"By Brahma, perhaps It Is Just as well,"
ho said to himself, "for verily tho thing
seems to carry ft* curso with Its posses?
Tho hour of midnight found Balram
Khan's victorious force on the march to
Jhalapur. laden with plunder, and with
threo ferlnghee captives riding among
them. Before leaivlng thoy fired tho zemin?
dar's house, and a lurid column of flame,
mounting high to the starry heavens,
lighted them on their way.
THB DOOR IN THE WAUL.
The night of June 4th was the date of
the triumphant attack on Manrao Punt's
stronghold. When the sun rose on the
morning of the Cth, it shone on a
sceno of sorrow and desolation, and Its
glorious rays seemed ft cruol mockery to
thev few Inmates of the Jungle village.
The survivors of the garrison?a few
escaped the fury of Balram Khan's ruf?
fians?had long since crept back to bury
the dead, minster to tha wounded, and
offer what solaco was possible to the
Hindoo widows and orphaned children.
A score of miles to the southward, on
that same day, nn Englishman was con?
fined for tho second tirila within a few
wooks in the Impregnable palace fort?
ress of Jhalapur.
But on this occasion Jack Fane occu-'
pied a strong cell, from, the grated win?
dow of which ho could see armed son
tries pacing a small court. He had boen
locked up here Immediately after his ar?
rival on the previous morning, and since
thon ho had heard nothing of Madgo nor
hnd be been able to extract any informa?
tion whatever from his Jailers. His keen?
est anxiety was for the girl, and noxt In
his thoughts was her brother.
For Ralph Estcourt's fate wus uncer?
tain. During tho night's rido from the
village he had communicated to Jack his
Intention to escapo, with tho hope of
reaching tho British army that was
perhaps oven now besieging Delhi, nnd
of Inducing tho commanding ofllcor to
tako mensures .for the rescue of "Chandra
Ills would was really very slight, but
by feigning weakness and pain, and so
relaxing tho watch that was kopt on blm,
ho effeotod his purpose. In tho thickest
part of tho jungle he slipped from his
horso and vanished In tho darkness, and
though half nu hour was wasted tn
searching for him, ho eucoetsfully eluded
A Few Foreign Facts.
An official report shows that at the
end of last year there woro in Japan
97 agricultural schools, ? fishery scheiols,
"?8 technical schools, BO commercial schools,
7 mercantile schools and (?3 Industrial
Not only nro American mowors, har?
vesters and hay rakes hi use In all tho
farming districts of South Germany, but
our smaller agricultural Implements, such
aa forks, gardon and lawn rakes, hoes,
shovels, spades and hand potato diggers,
have also rapidly grown In favor and are
now on salo In nearly every local hard?
?> The Gaollc version of Kunx's Liturgy,
which was sold In London for 5O0 pounds,
belonged to the Duke of Argyll. It was
printed In Edinburgh by Robert Loprevtk,
April, 16?7, duodecimo, and appears to bo
tho copy referred to by Lowndes as be?
ing "In the possession of- the Duke of
Argyll." It wants tho signature, but is
Mis, PotlgUw*, Robliuioi.. of New York,
a sister ol Mrs. Roosevelt, has offered
financial assistance to William Plckena,
tho Yule negro student, who won the Ten
Eyck prize for oratory.
Cruelty to ohlldren is obviously not a
serious affair In Austria- A father who
killed his child by ill troatrnent was the
othor day punished by eight days* **r?
"Vb-day^ Advertising mito"
will open anybody^
purse if careftt?ly fol?
The first ad. may not
do it, neither will the
second or the third, but
each one paves the way
for the next until before
you can scarcely realize
it, you will have your
name and your goods
so thoroughly estab?
lished in people's minds
that they can think of
When you think of buy?
ing crackers or biscuit,
what is the first name
that comes to you?
What name goes with
What camera do yov
think of first?
These articles have a!?,,
been impressed upoit
your mind v by advertis?
Your store or your goods
can occupy the* same
position on other peo?
ple's minds as these do
on your's if you adver?
The best time to impress
people's minds is in the
morning when they are
fresh. The medium to
use is the The Times
1608?Councilman Investigation begun,
1962?etili going on; old ? trout Commit!??
Wo wish to say with the greatejt, of
emphasis that we deny it tul, and we
dare anybody to knook tho Btlck off our
There Is not the slightest ?cintila
of evidence to sustain the allegation or
tho Insinuation or anything else, and we
foil Ilk? turning savage and starting a
Tho Idea of such a thing is preposterous,
and when wo ?et timo to do so we are
going to do a row things ourself.
Wo know some things that we are go?
ing to tell at the propor timo, and the
follow that says we done It, is goner be
We think it a most owdaslous sort Of
thing to do, and we wouldn't do such a
thing to our neighbor's black cat
Just as soon as we eeo the cloud
pass by, we think wo shall run for May?
or or something.
Wo ran across our good friend ????
Lorraine, who camo up to us In tho Lex?
ingtonirvu*<m lobby and said he had a few
pointers to give us.
"You ?mn see tho point," he said, "very
clearly for if you happen to be near?
sighted, I also furnish tho oyes. If you
are sharp," ho continued, "you will not
fall to see the point."
Thou ho produced a little package con?
taining a lot of assorted needles, also an
od. of bla business, which we refuse tQ
"There you are," ho said. "The needlea
huvo eyes and points."
Then wo saw that ho was simply work?
ing off some puns on us.
"Tho thread of ?this slory is not an un?
interesting ono," we said, and we took
the nackaco to tlio Brown lived One, so
wo could got tho break In our suspendere
mended, and the collar button fastened
to our pajamas. \
Wo aro desirous of stating right now
that wo will before tho groat public sees
this, bo off on our annual trlji to tho re?
Our manager bos directed us to sond
book, for tho edification of the mnssee,
a crisp letter, descriptive of the placea
wo have went to, and wo hnvo, acoord??
lngly, supplied ourself with a large aseort?
meat of time-tables, guides, mans, etc..
so that no point of interest may escape '
In going on theso annual trips we are
always In the habit of accepting small
pnokages of things, designed to make the,
limo pass pleasantly, and wo wish to an?
nounce ulso that tbo fl/st stop we will
mako will bo at that glorious place, West
Point, whero tho waters of the noble
Yorlt wash tbo pillars of the inajotitia
board walk at Beach Park.
Wu Ting-Pang, the former Chinese min,
istor to this country, Is now serving as a
secretary tn the Board of Foreign Affair?
In the Chinese government ut Pek?n, H*
oould bo given full control of the Chi??
neso foreign relations without detriment
to China or tho outside world, of whloh
he has go thorough a knowledge.?Sprint?
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