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"tFlagst aft the county seat oi Coco
Dob Whlto from tho fenco rati Is calllnir,
Tho tlrhl for tho hnriest Is brown.
C ol lons on tho hodgorows aro fulling
. backward I conie from tho town.
A year mid Its din I'e been working.
Hut now, at tho border ot n'sbt,
1 jm hcro tho decr-mleo aro lurking
And hear tho shy call of Hob Whlto.
I imi'P bj tho vastdo uncortaln,
a lane branches off. and I seo
A 'tight and a snowy chintz curtain,
Familiar as daybreak to mo.
And memories aro rising unbidden,
Of eics that were full of delight.
When 1 by tho hpjgerosos hidden
Mocked galy tho call of Uob Whlto,
And one In tho doorway was listing,
A kcnhlet thrown over herhend.
ho cimo at tho sound to our trysttng.
Her cheeks as the roses wero red.
Like cold of tho harrest nor tresses.
Her stop as tho thistledown light:
Sweet hour of logo's ioi and caresses
Foretold by tho call ot Hob Whlto.
The tears from my eyes overflowing.
Kail down on the wild roses' bloom;
11 manly to weep at tho knowing
Life's blossom has lost Its perfume.
A quarrel cold words, and wo parted;
I noticed her cheek had grown whlto,
She left mo alone broken-hoartcd.
Alone In the lano with Hob White.
Just once for the stke of old oloasures,
To-night 1 will play wo forgot.
And whistle tho well-recalled measures
That Mrmers translate as "More Wet"
The door Is thrown opin. I wonder
If ghosts walk abroad In tbo night.
o there Is her faco smiling under
The kerchief; she's coming. Hob White.
Hut what was the past to tho present?
A yoar has but deepened our loie:
From their hiding placo pjrtrldgo and
Peep out as wo pass, and nboio
Tto robins are chirping togothcr
Oh everything s bonny and bright,
Our life shall bo all pleasant westher;
Call on. from the fenco rail. Hob White.
Lalla Mitchell, in Good Housekeeping.
A LITTLE KIFT.
1IY T. K. 1IKSCOUUS.
"Am I to send Valerie's breakfast tip,
r.et, or will she join us. this morning?'
"Yos, she'll be down directly, Kate;
she's got a new gown or something,
and she is delighted with herself and
even one else."
Mr. Hamblin took up a pile of letters
beside his plate and began examining
their contents; one In a delicate fem
inine handwriting caught his eye; it
had been left by hand at tho club, and
fent on immediately by tho hall porter.
An exclamation of annoyance escaped
him as he cut open the enrolopc; Ills
sister, however, was busy with the dis
position of tho breakfast cups and did
not notice it.
"Was tho party a success?" she
asked; "'did Valerie enjoy herself?"
"A success? Yes, I supposo so," ho
answered without looking up; "there
was a terrible crush, and the .air was
positively suffocating with tho scent
of the doners, and tho heat of the
lights, so of course, Valerie enjoyed
"Of course sho did I" said a voice
from tho door, and Rex hastily put
down his letter, while Miss Hamblin
looked up expectantly.
Valerio came slowly forward, un
willing to lose any of tho effect of her
dainty costume even on this family
"How lovely!" cried Miss Hamblin
tilth real enthusiasm as her sister-in-law
drew near her.
Tall, dark, w ith her soft hair fan
tastically caught on the crown of her
head by a silver dagger, while stray
curls escaped in all directions, with
her filmy muslin gown clinging round
her in its studiously simple elegance,
he looked like some delicate pastel
iihich had jest stepped from its frame.
"Isn't it charming?" she said, with a
laugh, as she suddenly dropped into
her cnalr at tho table. "Don't 3ou
like it, Rex?" sho nsked coquettishly
of her husband; and then, without
waiting for his answer, sho addressed
herself to Miss Hamblin: "You should
have come with us, Kate; it was de
lightful! Oh, I did not think you Eng
lish could say so many pretty things
as 1 heard last night."
Miss Hamblin laughed.
"I don't supposo many would have
come to my ears, dear, if I had been
Valerie glanced half involuntarily at
her sister-in-law, and could scarcely
suppress a smile at the notion of those
middle-aged ears being tho recipients
of such compliments as had reached
hers last night. Had anybody ever
tnade love to Kate, sho wondered?
Kate could never have been pretty;
even when she w as young, ever so long
aJ,'o. Rex was not handsome, either,
an I he was fifteen years younger than
his sister, but ho had a certain dis
tingue air about him which had fasci
nated her tho very first ct cuing she
Ra him at tho Jlrltish embassy ball
at Rome. It had soon been all over
and done; in just six weeks from that
first meeting tho Signorina Valerie del
Lucia had become plain Mrs. Hamblin.
Valerie's thoughts woro opt to run
on by leaps and bounds, and, while
Miss Hamblin poured out her coffee,
sJe rcilected with some complacency
that there were advantages In tho mar
ked state, when It implied dainty
tnorning gowns like this, and dreams
of loveliness from Worth's, in placo of
the one party frock per season, to
"which all tho Ingenuity of n clever
waiil could not always Impart a look of
absolute freshness; besides, of course,
there was Rex, who was charming
and- iit &he had arrived at this
"age of her rellcctions when sho bo
wine aware that her coffeo cup was
being handed to her, and Immettiatoty
Me returned to tho exigencies of tho
Moment and set about discussing her
breakfast and her party with equal
"Do j ou know, Rex," sho said, "you
nurried me olt last night without giv
" "o UIUO
to say good night to
"Ah, your brother was there?" askod
Miss Hamblin, quickly.
"Yes; he was tho life and soul of tho
wholo party, as usual! Do you know,
Kate, when wo wero children 1 used to
say that when I grew up I would mar
ry him, because ho was handsomer and
cleverer than nnyono else I knew?
Dear Guido! What a man ho is. There
are not many like hlin."
Mr. Hamblin jerked hla chair Impa
"I always wonder, Res, why It is that
you do not get on with Uuido; he is so
easy to please. Hut somehow vou
Miss Hamblin broke in quickly: "Who
olso was at Lady Meredyth's, Valerie?'
"Oh, you'll seo tho wholo list In tho
Morning Post, dear. Hut, as usual, tho
ono person I wanted to soo was not
"And who was that?"
Doth Rex and his sister looked up
"Yes. Quido introduced us the other
day In tho park! Sho is perfectly
charming, and a great friend of his."
Miss Hamblin fidgeted nervously
with the cups, and Hamblin throw
down his serviette so impatiently that
it jerked to tho floor some of Ills opened
lotters; an envelope fluttering to Val
erie's feet, sho stooped and picked It up.
"Why, Rex, who is this from?" sho
asked, curiously, glancing at tho deli
cate feminine writing, under whjch, in
tho club porter's clumsy hand, was the
Hamblin frowned angrily.
"It's a business letter," ho answered,
'"Oh," and Valerio was about to put
It down when her eyo caught the gilt
monogram "S. L." "I didu't know
business pcoplo wrote on paper like
this, they don't in Italy," sho added
quiotly. then, turniug to Miss Hamblin,
but still retaining the envelope, she
continued: " Guido brought me a
message from Mrs. Lascelles, though;
sho wants me to act in some tableaux
v! rants sho is getting up on tho 12th
of next month; I am to choose my own
characters and do whatever 1 like;
Isn't it delightful?"
"What did you say?"
"My dpar Kate, 1 said I should bo
Rex looked up.
"I hope you don't really mean that,
"Because I cannot possibly allow yon
to do anything of the kind."
Valerio stared at him in astonish
ment. "Hut I tell you I have already
accepted, the idea pleases me, and I
have no intention of giving It up,"
added Valerie, with decision.
"My dear child, you must let me de
cide that for you. You cannot possi
bly take part in these tableaux of Mrs.
"And why not?" asked Valerie, petu
lantly, irritated hy tho unwonted con
tradiction. "Hocauso Mrs. Lascelles is not a
woman whom I choose to have you
Mrs. Hamblin's faco flushed. "Sho
Is my brother's friend." ,
"Exactly," replied Rex, In a tone that
"Rex, how dare you insinuate such
things? Uuido would not wish mo to
know anyone who was not nice. He
particularly asked me to bo friends
with Mrs. Lascelles, and I will do all I
can to please him."
"My dear Valerie," began Rex, but
she interrupted quickly:
"You are jealous of Uuido! jealous
because he is so much better looking
and more popular than you! I have
noticed it ever since ho has been in
London. I will not havo my brother
slighted, nor his friends, and I shall
go and call on Mrs. Lascelles this very
"You will do nothing of tho kind,
Valerie." said Rex, in a tono which
was new to his wife. "Tho woman is
the talk of the town, and I w on't have
you mixed up with her. Stella Las
celles' namo is in every man's mouth."
"Stella Lascelles! S. L!" -exclaimed
Valeric, whoso eyes had wandered to
tho envelope, "and her letters are
in every man's pocket, too, I supposo.
I understand now why you do not wish
me to meet her."
"Valeric!" cried Kate, putting her
hand on the girl's arm.
"Leave me alone, Kate!" sho said,
impatiently, her face white and her
eyes lowering. "Do you suppose I am
such a child as not to seo through
"You are talking such abject non
sense that it is not worth contradict
ing," said Rex, rising from tho table
and unfolding a newspaper.
"Nonsense? Then shew me tho letter
that envelopo contained."
"1 shall do nothing of tho sort."
"Of course not; I can quite under
stand that- A business letter."
"If you believe "
"Will you tell mo It it not from Mrs.
"1 will tell you nothing at all!" ho
exclaimed, striding towards tho door.
"As you please."
Kato watched them a moment he,
standing by tho open door of tho tiny
grconhouso which led from the dining
room, a look of pain aud trouble on
his face; she, her chair pushed back
from tho table, her wholo bearing
sullen and defiant; Miss Hamblin had u
shrewd idea that sho held the key of
tho situation, which her brother was
trying to hide from his wife. What was
she to do?
Kate Hamblin had been mother and
sister and friend to her only brother
too long not to understand him
thoroughly. Sho loved him too well
to havo harbored any small jealousy
towards tho wife he had chosen; and,
thanks to her tact, tho menage a
trois had always till now rolled on
oiled wheels, liut Kate had not spent
six months in her sister-in-law's so
ciety without gaining some insight
into her character. Sho know that
Valerio was fonder 'of her husband
than she herself realized, but thut
hers was not a nature which easily
forgave, and she felt that if this
grievance were allowed to tako root in
tho girl's mind it might bo productive
of serious trouble hereafter. After
a second's hesitation, Miss Humblin
followed her brother into the green
house. When, after a few minutes, sho re
turned, Valerio was still in the same
position, only her faco was a little
harder, her lips a little more set.
"My dear Valerie," sho said, putting
a hand on her shoulder, "will you
listen to me?"
"Excuse me, Kate," replied Mrs
Hamblin; "you are very kind, but this
Is a matter between Rex nnd mo, and
no one else has anything to do with
"Oh, yes, they have. And I'm going
to tell you how. Now, my dear little
sistor, I am such a very old woman
next to you, that you must listen to
me. I havo wanted Rex to tell you
about It long ago, but ho was afraid of
hurting you, and"
"Oh, I know, we are not supposed to
concern ourselves about our husband's
past; but to think, Kate, that wo havo
not been married a year, and sho writes
There was a tremblo in the voice
which touched Kate.
"Mrs. Lascelles? Oh, but sho hasn't
much to do with the matter."
Tho tears which had been gathering
in Valerie's oyes dried suddenly ns she
gave an ugly little laugh.
"Ot course not! That's why Rex
wouldn't show mo tho letter!"
"Would you like to seo it?-' nsked
Miss Hamblin, quietly, holding out tho
scented paper. Valerio put out her
"Let mo tell you something first,"
urged Kate, but the girl had already
seized it and was reading it
"DEAn Mn. Hauumn: I hue to consult you
on a very delicate matter. Your brother-in-law
has lately been a constant visitor at my
house: we are fond of a little baccarat. In
which ho often joins us last night ho was un
lucky and lost eight hundred pounds to mo:
this morning ho sent meiourchequo for the
amount Ho has frequently settled tbeso little
matters In tho same way, so that your signa
ture Is quite familiar to me nnd lama little
puzrlcd by tho ono on the i hsquo In queulon,
which seems to mo curiously unlike the others
will you come and seo mo about It ns soon as
you can. Yours sincerely,
Valerie read tho letter through twice
and then turned a bewildered faco to
"I don't understand it; what does it
"My poor child, it means a very seri
"But what has Guido to do with it?"
"My dear. Guido has got into a bad
set in London; ho knows too many
women like Mrs. Lascelles; ho lias lost
terrible sums at cards sinco ho has
"Hut how could he? Guido is poor"
"Yes, but Rex is rich; ho has helped
him. You see what that woman says:
my brother has paid debt after debt
for Guido until, at last, the other day,
he said he would pay no more."
"Hut this cheque of eight hundred
"That cheque was not signed by
Rex; Guido must have tried to Imi
tate" "Kate!" cried Valerie, understand
ing at last, and starting to her feet.
"Guido has done lhat! Oh, how terri
ble. What will happen to him?"
"Nothing! You don't supposo that
Rex would allow anything to happon
to anyone you care for? Valerie, don't
you understand that ray brother lovas
Hut Valerie had left her side; she
was hurrying towards tho greenhouse,
and she threw herself into her hus
band's arms as Kato softly closed the
doors. Black and White.
How the Message i Aro Attached to thu
Do Witt C. Lockwood writes for St.
Nicholas an article describing the mai
service by carrier pigeens established
between Los Angeles and Santa Cata.
Una, Cal. Ho says:
Tho message, when sent by thn
Catalina carriers, is always written on
sheets of tissue paper four inches wide
nnd ten inches long. Four of these
slips will contain enough written mat
ter to fill a column or more of an ordi
nary daily paper, by which it will be
seen that the birds can carry a very
considerable amount of correspondence.
It may bo interesting to know that dur
ing tho Franco-German war, when
large numbers of cat rier-pigcons wero
employed with great success, tho mes
sages wero printed b3- microphotog
rapy on fine waterproof films, by which
method nn almost incredible amount of
correspondence could be forwarded by
a single bird. According to a French
newspaper, nearly two million dis
patches were carried by pigeons during
the siege. The birds were taken out of
Paris in balloons.
Thcro aro various methods of at
taching the message. After folding
the written slips together lengthwise
in tho middle, then over and over
throe or four times, the whole may bo
rolled up tightly into a drum-shaped
pellet, secured with a bit of twine, and
then tied to tho bird's leg; or else tho
narrow folded slips may be wound
round and round tho leg, exacHy as
you would apply a bandage tq a sore
finger. Sometimes the messago is at
tached to tho wing or tail feathers, or
fastened about tho body of the bird,
but not always with the best results.
The well-known figure, on certain
valentines, of a huge envelopo with
"Love to Thee" inscribed thereon, the
whole tied about tho neck of a dove
with a yard or more, apparently, ol
pale blue ribbon, is undoubtedly re
sponsible for tho prevailing bcliel
that this method is the one generally
employed. It was no uncommon thing
to havo n man rush into the office with
a yellow envelope, duly sealed and ad
dressed, almost as large as tho pigeon
Itself, expecting tho bird to carry It (in
his beak, probably) across the channel.
After a few experiences of this kind
the boys weic not at all surprised when
somebody wanted to know if ho could
get a bird to tako ovet an umbrella foi
NEW ENGLAND BLAZE.
Rhode Inland Cotton Mills llnrncd Losi
Over Ono Million Dollar.
Waiirkx, R, I., Oct . Ono of the
largest fires that has ever occurred in
southeastern New Englnnd broke out
in ono of the mills of tho Warren
Manufacturing Co., situated about H
mllo from the center of this town, just
after midnight last night, and before
it was gotten under control it had
swept through three large cotton mills,
two warehouses, small sheds, freight
cars and other property, causing a loss
which is estimated at more than SI,
000,000. The fire stnrtcd In tho wash room
near tho engine room of No. 1 mill and
spread with great rapidity through tho
building and threatened adjoining
property. Within an hour after tho
blaze was discovered tho flames were
roaring through all threo mills. Tho
mag-nitudo of the fire at once became
apparent to tho local department and
help was immediately summoned from
Bristol, Fall River and Providence. An
engino from Fall River, one from Bris
tol and two steamers, two hose carts
and three companies from Providence
responded, arriving on special trains.
The scene when these out-of-town
companies arrived was appalling. The
whole of the southern part of the little
town seemed to be a roaring mass of
flames, threatening not only tho tene
ment houses of tho manufacturing
company near by, but even endanger
ing tho business part of tho town some
By tho most persistont and arduous
efforts, however, tho firemen gained
control of the conflagration at mid
night, but all that was left of tho big
factories, warehouses and tenements
was a blazing pile of ruins. The losses
wero estimated us follows: Ware
houses and factories, SSOO.000; ma
terial, 300,000; lumber yards S15.000;
tenements, 310,000; total, Sl.131,000.
The insurance of the wholo company's
property amounts to 31,010,003.
NO FIGHT IN TEXAS.
The legislature Sustnlns Got. Culberson by
1'racllcally n Unanimous Vote
Austin, Tex., Oct. 4 There will be
no prize fight at Dallas October SI be
tween Corbott and Fitzimmons. This
fact was settled yesterday afternoon
by tho Texas legislature in exactly
three hours by the watch. Tho two
committees, one in the senate and the
other In tho house, gave an audience
to the Dallas attorneys all the morning
to ascertain their objections and
protests to the passage of the law.
After hearing the gentlemen until
noon tho two committees adjourned.
In the afternoon when the two houses
met at 3 o'clock both committees were
ready to report and the senate bill was
very promptly considered. From tho
time the bill was placed beforo the
senators to the time it passed
was exactly fifty-five minutes. Dur
ing this time Senator Dean opposed
the bill and Senator Laskcr spoke In
Its favor. There were only two gen
tlemen who spoke on the bill, the bal
anco satisfying themselves by voting.
The voto on tho final passage of tho
bill was 27 ayesand 1 nay, Dean being
tho negative voter. The bill was im
mediately sent over to tho
house, and ut 4 o'clock that
body be?an discussing it, sub
stituting the senato bill for the house
bill. After several gentlemen had
spoken on the bill and tho emergency
feature, pro and con. a final voto was
reached nt 0 o'clock precisely, and the
bill passed the house by a vote of 110
to 5. Thus, within threo hours, did
the Texas legislature forever put an
end to prize fighting in Texas.
PRIESTS OF PALLAS BALL.
Thn Great Snclnl Event nt Kansas City At
tended by enrly Five Thousand People.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct 4. The
Priests of Pallas ball, firmly estab
lished as Kansas City's great annual
social event, is for mouths awaited
with eager anticipation by thousands
of pcoplo within and without tho city.
Last night saw a grand outpouring ol
guests, who crowded into the hull, fill
ing every available nook and corner,
until it was estimated that not
less than 5,000 peoplo had
entered the doors. The ball
is always a pronounced success,
and tliis annual recurrence of the
event was no exception to tho rule. A
dance at which 5,000 people aro in at
tendance is a tremendous thing to con
duct to tho .satisfaction of everyone,
but tho event of last night was man
aged in such a manner as to leave
nothing but kind memories and com
plimentary t egrets in tho minds ol
dancers and spectators.
KARNIVAL KREWE PARADE.
Kansas City's Annual Krpnt Witnessed by
1 houitamts of Visitor
Kansas Citv, Mo.,' Oct 4. The sea
son of fall festivities in Kansas City
was brought to a fitting close to-da5
In the great annual parade of the Kar
nival Krewe, which far surpassed
anything In the line ever un
dertaken here, or perhaps in the
west- In nddition to the grotesque
features of the parade there was
a grand military parade, participated
In by soveral companies of the national
guard from Missouri and Kansas. The
parade started at 1:80, and along tho en
tire lino of march tho display of beauty,
comedy and soldiery was witnessed by
the largest crowd ever in the city on a
like occasion. In tho evening King
Kie Kie and his subjects had a dance
nt Turner hall, and on tho streets tin
hoins and pandemonium reigned.
ACT DECLARED VALID.
Abolishing or Kansas Judicial Districts
Hold to lie Constitutional.
TorEKA, Kan., Oct, 4. The supreme
court has decided that chapter 100 of
tho laws of 1803 abolishing a number
of judicial districts and attaching tho
territory to other districts is in accord
with theconstltution. Thodecision was
made in tho Aikman mandamus
case from Butler 'county. Judgo
Aikman, who had been nominated for
judgo in ono of tho districts abolished,
claimed that the law ' was unconstitu
tional, and tested the question in a
proceeding to compel the secretary of
state to file his nomination papers.
THE DURRANT TRIAL.
Tho Prisoner's Classmates Callod to the
San Fhaxcisco. Oct. 4. The defense
In the Durrant case did yesterday that
which it has often Urged the prosecu
tion to do. Attornoy Deuprey called
to the stand fifty-nine members of the
class to whom Dr. Cheney lectured on
the afternoon of April 3 and asked each
of them if he answered to Durrant's
namo at roll call. Every answer was
in tho negative. Attorney Deuprey
went further nnd asked each student
if he know of any other member of
tho class who had answered to Dur
rant's name. Not ono of tho witnesses
had any information on the subject
Of the students summoned to the stand
not one knew whether Durrant was at
tho lecture room in Cooper college on
tho day that Blanche Lamont was
murdered or not. Neither could they
call to mind any other student who
San Fiiancisco, Oct 4. The trial of
Thecdoro Durrant wa. replete with
nensation yesterday. Henry J. Mc
Coy, general secretary of tho Y. M. C.
A., who was cited for contempt last
Monday for telling Juror Truman that
if he did not hang Durrant tho peoplo
would hang him, was fined $250, with
the alternative of five days in the
During the cross-examination of a
witness summoned by the defense the
prosecution dovcloped the fact that o
btudent at Cooper Medical college, who
did not attend the lecture by Dr.
Cheney on tho afternoon of April 3,
wns recorded present in the roll call
book. This testimony is of the great
est importance to- the prosecution,
from the fact that it shows the unre
liability of the roll call book, in which
Durrant was recorded present on the
afternoon that Blancho Lamont was
The last sensation of tho day was an
order made by tho court committing
Miss Carrie Cunningham, a newspaper
reporter, to tho county jail for refus
ing to answer a question. The defense
placed on tho stand 3'esterday eight
moro students, who attended the
lecturo delivered by Dr. Cheney, on
the afternoon of April 3, to testify as
to whether they had answered to
Durrant's name at roll call. Each
witness gave a negative answer. The
notes of each witness were placed in
evldenco by the prosecution. Tho
notes promiso to play an important
part in tho future proceedings, as the
prosecution intends to compare them
with the notes said to have been taken
by Durrant at the time.
"SOONER" CONTEST DECIDED.
Secretary Hoke Smith Sustains the I-nnd
Commissioner In Ills Decision.
WA8IUNOTON, Oct 4. The secretary
of tho interior has promulgated the
important decision in the case of Ritt
wage vs. McClintock, coming from the
Oklahoma City land office and Involv
ing a claim in the Cheyenne and Arap
ahoe country, and was advanced as a
test case in the "sooner" tangle, which
has come up during this administra
tion, covering claims in the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe, Sac and
Fox, Pottawatomie, Iowa and
Absentee Shawnee reservations. The
effort has been made for a year to have
the caso made special, as it is a test
case, and the decision would settle
hundreds of cases pending.
Tho decision to which tho secretary
affixed his name sustains the com
missioner of the general land of
fice on every point; holds that
Rittwago is a sooner and is not en
titled to settle on the claim, for the
reason that he entered upon tho reser
vation after the date congress passed
the bill opening the country to settle
ment and beforo issuing the proclama
tion by tho president naming the day
for opening to settlement Anyone
entering upon tho reservation for tho
purpose of looking at the land after
the moment the bill became a law
opening that country to settlement is
to be held as a sooner. This settles a
most important question nnd one that
has been fought bitterly on both sides,
ns it involves tho interests of hundreds.
THE PRIEST CONFESSED.
Father Waencr Admits Having; Betrayed
3Inude bttddel and Wants to Marry Her.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 3. Father Wag
ner has confessed his guilt to his attor
ney and the latter has made a propo
sition to tho mother of Maude Stcidel
to permit the priest to marry the
girl and not prosecute the case
against him. Alexander Podvant,
undo of the abducted girl, says
tho priest will be prosecuted to the
full extent of the law. Ho says that
immunity was promised to El and t, the
brother-in-law, but that is as far as
tho prosecution will relent. Mrs.
Stcidel said that she could not say
whether she would accept the proposi
tion of tho priest's attorney, but
that sho would decide soon. She
fears Father Wagner will desert her
daughter, if he is permitted to marry
her. Maude Stcidel said her relations
with tho priest began about a year ago.
She is willing to marry him, and says
in the event of a wedding, they will
go to Chicago to reside.
Headlong to Their Death.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct 4. Mrs.
Minnie McLeod, wife of Dr. A. R. Mc
Leod, and her mother-in-law, Mrs.
Louise Jobc, of Clarksburg, Mo., were
thrown from nn electric car near Mul
berry street last night over the trestle
work to the street below.a distance of
22 feet, and both wero instantly killed.
Ills Accounts Found to lie Irresnlar.
St. Louis, Oct 4. An afternoon pa
per says the late Joseph BL Tiernan,
for many years prior to his death, on
September 1 last, one of the best
known and most prominent realty men
on tho street, has been discovered to bo
short in his accounts with tho
Security Building & Loan associa
tion, No. 2, of which he was secre
tary sinco its organization. Tho exact
amouut of his shortage is only known
toGeorgo W. Curry and John P. Meyer,
expert accountants, who have over
hauled his books, but it U admitted to
be over S10.000, and some say It may
be us much as 520,000.
The Oov, rnor of Oklahoma Tells About
Washington, Oct 4. Got. Renfrovr,
of Oklahoma, has submitted his annual
repoit to tho secretary of tho Inte
rior. Tho governor takes a strong
position in favor of opening to set
tlement the Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche
and Apache reservations. He re
grets to observe in all his report that
that country Is still in the hands of
the cattlemen, instead of the people,
who would like to go there and make
homes and improvements and extend
civilization to that section of the coun
try. By way of general observation, the
governor gives a side wipe at the press
of the country for publishing tilings
about Oklahoma, and also takes to
task the Home Missionary society for
making representations about destitu
tion prevailing In certain parts of Ok
lahoma. Tho governor says there has been
very little outlawry in Oklahoma out
side the invasions made from the In
dian territory, nnd the estimated pop
ulation is 375,000, with Oklahoma
county leading, with 20,523, and Logan
county next, with 19,532.
Taxable property has increased dur
ing tho year from 810,947,922 to 839.
275,189, This phenomenal increase is
ascribed to the fact that patents are
being issued on claims, placing claims
within the reach of taxation. Cana
dian county leads in taxable property.
having 83,810-50, and Oklahoma county
next, with 81,573,520.
In covering the finances of the terri
tory the governor observes that there
is very little borrowed capital there
and that there are fifty-seven banks in
the territory, and twenty-four of them
responded to his request for informa
tion covering deposits and business la
general, to be incorporated in his re
port Those submitting reports show
deposits of SI, 302,000; discounts, 8320,
000; securities, 819,000; cash and sight
The school population Is reported to
be 77,770, and the membership of the
Baptist church 3,500, and that of the
Catholic church is placed at even 10,000.
The governor closes his report with.
some remarks about the Indian, in
which he insists that it would be well
for the Indian to be forced to work.
Tho governor observes: "The Indian
citizen, when left to solve tho problem
of life like other men, will no doubt
find that he must conform to the con
ditions of life about him, and will set
tle down to a life of useful industry."
Annual Report of Commissioner Wada
Hampton III fte-eommendatlon.
Washinoto. Oct. 4. Wade Hamp
ton, commissioner of railroads, haa
made his annual report to, tho secre
tary of the interior. He says in part:
In the hard times it appears that the
gross receipts of the Union Pacifio
system wero reduced 81,000,000 a
month below tho normal. The com
missioner says that a cast-iron rule
as to payments cannot be observed,
and thinks there should be flexible ad
justment of annual payments to cor
respond with diminished earnings. He
thinks that tho Thurman act will bo
found to justify the expectation of its
framers, if the following amendments
First To embrace within Its provisions all
Pacllla roads i htch baio recelied from the
United States a loan ot Its bonds In aid ot con
struction. Second To provide that 60 per cent , Instead
ot US, ot tho net earnings be retained.
Third To extend the debt until It shall have
been discharged as provided.
Fourth To pro Ido that If any of the com
panies abandon any portion of the subsidized
lines or dli crt their business from a subsidized
road, tho company shall in such cases be re
quired to transfer the line and condition which
atuihed to the old or subsidized line to tho
new or unsubsldlzed line. In order that tho
rlehtf, and Interests of tho United States may
The commissioner believes that such
legislation will hasten the payment of
the company's indebtedness as they
are anxious to be freed from gov
The commissioner refers to the fact
that there has been great improve
ment in conditions since his last an
nual report, and that there is an In
crease of earning of roads under his
supervision. He reviews the financial
conditions of the Union and Central
Pacific railways and says the debt of
the Union Pacific to the government is
853.003.003, with a total liability of
S187.873.500; the debt of the Central
Pacific to the United States is S57.734,
163, with a total liability of 8185,033,
GS.3. Tho commissioner says that tho
bonds of the Central Pacific which
fell duo January 10, 1895, were to
have been paid by the company, but
as a matter of fact were paid out ol
tho general funds of the United
States treasury. He said that this pay
ment may be reimbursed from the sale
of bonds in the sinking fund, but there
is not sufficient market for the sale oi
such bonds to cancel one-tenth part oi
the debt The properties of the two
roads aro reported in good condition.
The American Won.
MEsrr.TH, N. Y., Oct 4 The second
boxing show of the Imperial Athletic
club held at Long Island City, fur
nished those interested an opportunity
to seo another international contest.
A good crowd embraced the chance af
forded them of seeing Arthur Valen
tine, England's lightweight cham
pion, try conclusions with Charley Mc
Keevcr, Philadelphia's pet boxer. Mc
Keever won after seventeen hard
signed the Dill.
Aitstiv. Tpv.. fVL 4. At 4:50 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Gov. Culberson
signed the anti-prize fight bill which
was enacted into a law Tuesday by the
called session of the Twenty-fourth
legislature, and prizefighting In Texas
hereafter will bo punished as a felony.
The senate received tho bill from tho
house yesterday morning, ana agreeing
ih conntn amendments, sent the
bill to the governor in the afternoon
at 4:10 o'clock, nna witnin iuri.j .u.u
utes thereafter the bill was filed with
tho secretary of state, and is now
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