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She listened to him without moving a
muscle until he had finished speaking;
then she answered, "Poor, weak fool, I
pity you! You may one day know that
vengeance is held by a higher power than
that of puny man."
So solemnly did she speak the words,
that for a moment she awed her oppo
nent, and he moved aside without a
word, to allow her to pass out of the
"What occasion was there to tell that
woman of my past life?" angrily de
manded Judith, when Madame Berne had
"I told her to suit my own purpose,"
he retorted, in the same tone.
"And what injury have 1 ever done to
you, Mr. Montgomery," I asked, "that
you should seek to be revenged upon
"You have done roe no injury," he
•aid, averting his eyes; "but she has!"
"Is it just to punish me for the faults
of others?" I asked.
"Has that old tigress gone?" cried
Mr. Porter, putting his head in at the
door, and looking round. Ocularly sat
isfied of her disappearance, he bustled
eagerly up to Judith.
He turned the conversation ur>on other
subjects. By and by, ho said to Mr.
Montgomery, in a careless tone, "I have
Something to show you. I want to ask
your opinion of the worth of a bit of
jewelry I have here. I know that you
are a judge of those things."
He produced a locket, which I instant
ly recognized as the one he had once
shown to me, and which I believed to
contain a portrait of my mother.
1 can now understand his cunning de
sign. It was to try if Mr. Montgomery
would recognize the portrait without be
ing previously put upon the scent. The
locket would not open.
"Give it to me," said Montgomery;
"I'll do it."
But before he had time to examine- it
a man, looking like a servant, hastily
entered the room, without knocking.
Looking about him for a moment, he
went up to Montgomery and whispered
something in his ear.
"Where is ho?" cried the latter, look-
Ing very scared.
The man whispered again.
"Come along, then; do not let us lose
nn instant." exclaimed Montgomery, ex
citedly. Aud before ti»e other occupants
of the room could recover 'from their
ostouisbniciit,, the two niea iaui rusliwl
"What'e ti:« n-»»T!insr of ilih?" prjed
Mt. Porter, som«whnt ■-•".• V
talseiiiijf *>r"*,v !:,«,;**,
A »111, v* i* *■ VT ji "*'l',*iViTuit*r*..*■* .■•». '■'
fear; we have had" nothing to do with
the abduction. The worst they can do to
us is to turn as out vof the house as tres
"Where's the locket?" suddenly cried
Mr. Porter. "Why, that scoundrel Mont
gomery has walked off with it!"
And away he went in pursuit.
"So, Silas," said Judith, when we were
alone, "you are a gentleman with an in
I could only wearily shake my head.
"Even money has no charm while your
happiness is clogged by me," she said,
bitterly. "Well, I will make a bargain
with you. Settle half of the money upon
me for life and I will free you of my
"Take it all if you will," I answered.
"You have blighted my whole life. All
the money in the world can never buy
me back one happy moment."
Mr. Porter's entrance interrupted our
"He's off!" he said, looking very flur
ried. "They both jumped into a trap
that the man came in, and galloped off at
a pace fast enough to break their necks.
And he has taken my locket with him!"
Little less than an hour's furious driv
ing brought Montgomery and his com
panion into a suburban district. They
pulled up before a handsome villa resi
dence. A gentleman, who had evident
ly been watching for their coming, ap
peared at the door.
"How long you have been!" he said,
"Come as fast as horseflesh could go,
sir," answered the man, respectfully.
"Just look at the mare, sir; she's for
all the world as if you had chucked
buckets o' water over her!"
"This way, Montgomery,** said Mr.
John Rodwellfor it was he.
He led the way into a back parlor.
"Read that," he said, handing Mont
gomery a telegram.
"From Jonathan Rodwell, Morley's
Hotel, to John Bodwell:
"Can I have the use of your house in
Essex for a short time? Police have
pot a trace of Clara in that direction.
Montgomery gave a low whistle as ho
read these words. "That's awkward!"
"What a fool's remark!" exclaimed
Rodwell. Irritably; "It's ruin, destruc
tion! What can be done? Can you de
vise any scheme? I have telegraphed
to say that I will be with him this even
"And then what do you mean to do?"
"That is precisely what I want to talk
over with you. You see by that tele
gram that the police have discovered a
clue, and we know that the clue is in
the right direction. The hope of gaining
the reward will wonderfully sharpen
their scant. Perhaps, while w« are sit
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ting here, they have spotted the very
Ho paused, expecting nn answer; bttt
Montgomery, with an unmoved fare, re
"I must tell yon," ho wont on, "thnt
before this girl was brought home I was
regarded ns my uncle's heir. But he
became iufatuntod with this silly doll,
and loft everything to her, except a pal
try annuity. Well, the girl's Intellect
wa» always weak, and us she grow older,
this weakness merged almost into idio< y.
Ono night she disappeared, no one knew
whither. My uncle was almost frantic.
Howards wore offonil; the rural police
I>ut upon tho search; ponds, rivers,
streams dragged far and near; but, ns
you will anticipate, without any suc
cess. As time passed on I did all 1
possibly could to instill into his mind
that she must be dead, to which belief
I really Inclined; but. he obstinately
Hung to the idea that she still lived, mid
that he should find her some day. In
the meantime. 1 kept on the best of
terms with him. If she never turned
up, I felt pretty confident that the bulk,
at least, of the old man's fortune would
fall to my share. Years went on, and I
began to feel quite certain that Clara
would never again be heard of; when,
fancy my consternation upon one day
receiving a letter from the old man.
which informed me thai he was in the
city, consequent on having obtained s<>mo
trace of his lost granddaughter. He
lent some tramp money upon a suit of
clothes, and out of one of the pockets
had dropped a miniature of Clara. This
tramp fellow had told hini that he was
going to the city, and thither my uncle
had set off at once to endeavor to gain
some tidings of him. He had not been
in town many days before he chanced to
see a picture of his own COttflge in a
print seller's window. lie bought it, and
found the name of Clara in the corner.
That I might che#k any further search
upon his part, I undertook to send round
to every picture dealer to make inquiries.
I called at a number of shops myself,
and I sent y#U to others; you know
with what result."
"But I did discover her, after all." in
terrupted Montgomery, "although in
quite another way; and had I not stay
ed at Bury so late into the Monday, you
would have known of it. However, noth
ing could be neater than the way we
■ ' '•* * u«kily yon had such a
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with nor. Alter a luutiuij t..,..,,,. t
I came to the conclusion that marriage
was the best solution of the difficulty.
By making her my wife I should seal her
lips regarding the past, and secure my
uncle's fortune in the future. To my
surprise, she received all my advances
with the utmost repugnance. The cause
of that, I have discovered, is a connec
tion she has formed with some low fel
low, who actually turns out te be Judith
Stokes' husband. By the bye, how came
you to think of Introducing those peo
ple at my house? You must have been
made to have entrusted my secret in
the hands of a woman who has a spite
"A spite against you?" echoed Mont
gomery. "This is the tirst 1 have heard
of it. Now, I was deeply Interested
in getting him back Into Judith's ban.is.
I bethought me of the house that I had
taken the young lady to the night before.
There must be plenty of spare rooms
there, I thought; and as Judith and Mr.
Bodwell are old and confidential friends,
I don't see that he can possibly object
to oblige her so far."
"And do you not think such nn act
was a piece of impudence upon jour
"Not at all," answered Montgomery,
coolly. "1 had my own private inter. Ms
to serve in the matter —vital Interests.
1 thought of myself first, as you did
of yourself when, years ago, you enticed
away from me the girl who was making
mj Ihing. Tit for tat!"
Bodwell glared at him fiercely. "If
that is your mode of dealing with me,"
he said, "how do I know that you may
not one fine morning call upon Mr. Jona
than Rodwell and blow the whole tiling
"No, I shall not do that," answered
the other, quietly; "honor among thieves.
If the plot Succeeds* I know that I
shall get more out of you than I possibly
could out of him. Besides, there is a
s.ronger bond even than Interest that
binds me to you—revenge!"
"Upon whom 7"
"Upon Silas Carsfon."
"In that case. 1 think wo enn work to
gether bettor than I suspected; but as
jou have greatly complicated my ditli
culties by introducing Judith Into the
Same house, it is but fair that you should
be the mere ready to help me in any way
out of them."
"What <U> you mean?"
"In the tirst place, my marriage with
Clan would have to be brought nlxmt
Immediately; and as she is not likely ti>
lent, and as the days of enforced
marriages an all gone by, it is more than
probable that the whole plot will have
to be abandoned. I am convinced that
Judith fully Intends ?.. betray me. Her
evil disposition would never let such an
opportunity of revenge escape. Such a
revelation would overwhelm mo with de
struction. My father, at his death, left
me property to tlie value of two thou-
Band per year. Bit by bit. It has been
sold and mortgaged. I lost a .thousand
on .the last Derby; that was; the , last
straw. My debts amount to sonic eight
or ten thousand; my doors are besieged
by duns; my credit all but Stopped, and I
am all but penniless*. If I could once
show proofs that I was my uncle's heir,
my creditors would cease to press, and
I could raise more money. On the other
hand, if things remain as they are, I
should have to fly the country, a beggar."
"But how do you propose to induce
your uncle to alter his will while he be
lieves that his granddaughter is alive?"
"Suppose it could be proved to him
that the \vus dead I.'"
The two men's eyes met in a long,
Marching look; each one was trying to
read the other's secret thoughts.
"Supposing," Hodwcll went on, "I
could hit upon a plan to silence —to re
move both Judith and Clara at the same
time? Nothing could then Stand in my
"What do you mean?" asked Mont
gomery, with a scared look.
"You seem excessively dull to-day,"
exclaimed Rod well, Irritably; "especial
ly when your own interests and safety
are as much concerned as my own. Could
not the girl prove that it was you who
abducted — -and as you could not
furnish your judge with unexceptionable
references as to your moral character,
that would be enough to give you two
years on the treadmill, besides the loss
of all the money I have promised you.
Let us carry my plan to a successful
conclusion, and I will sign a deed to pay
you five hundred a year for life. I should
not think it would take you long to de
cide between the two pictures."
"Speak out, and let me know what you
want," said Montgomery, uneasily.
1 "You—to help me to get rid of both
Judith and Clara!" cried Rod well, bold
ly. "Suppose that the house should catch
on fire —houses do catch on lire, you
know, sometimes, without any one dis
covering the cause, and people frequently
are lost in such fires."
"This is abominable!" cried Montgom
"So I thought, nt first. The house is
heavily; ins •-■' *■■>: we r"--'!M share the
insurance money between us."
"But what purpose could such a fear
ful crime serve? You would not dare
confess to your uncle that the girl was in
your house; and, unless you could prove
to him that she was dead, her death
would be useless to you.'
"I have thought of nil that. If this
.thing could be arranged, I should drive
off to Motley's at once, toll him that 1
had traced my cousin, taken her undei
my protection, lodged her safely in th«
.Manor House, offer to drive him ovei
there at once. When we arrive there it
would be a heap of cinders."
Montgomery shuddered as he listened
to the diabolical ingenuity of this horri
"But how would you account for the
• -••IV. <i;^.i mu.Mfmre—fur your meeting
With her?".' lv* A :>!,;■ I. . \ *r
•"In a hun>!rtil way?!** was the reply.
"Tkfof- she ran u.«,r from home. t>h«
, lif.rrjy'f «.vhjp*OttiS rf Ir^iplfibt iiis'Mi
ky. The action* nn3'i\dyi?»U\ires of «neb
pt-oj!a cannot be mefliured by the stand
j i:i\l fi evrrr-f!.; > !:f. . '
SVhnt: pin >.it want ir.p to plr.j
in the ininftiy'i' abkfecl Montgomery.
"I should have to go over to my uncle.
You would do the rest!"
"Well, give me a little time to think
"I ill give you half nn hour," said
Hod well, looking at his watch. lie wat
perfectly calm and Self-possessed. Hit
face was stern and resolved. He left
the room, and Montgomery hoard th«
key turn in the lock.
(To be continued.*
11l the Oth«»r Pocket.
"I can't quite make your change,"
said the country storekeeper, painfully
recounting the pile of pennies in his
hand. "It's a cent out of the way."
"Oh, never mind," returned the munitl
cent summer boarder. "But it's my
cent," was the moving rejoinder.
Sometimes it does happen to inako
a difference if we know who owns the
cent. The New York Press tells this
story of a man who. early on Monday
morning, came to the assistant treas
urer of a church.
"I attended service yesterday," said
he, "and 1 made a mistake when you
took up the collection. 1 had a penny
and a live-dollar gold piece in my
pocket I think "
Here he Stopped to take breath, and
the other man interrupted him with
some Impatience. He had heord just
that complaint before. Somebodye
was always hunting a live-dollar gold
"I think you were mistaken." said
he. "We had no five-dollar gold piece
in Sunday's collection."
"That's just what I am trying to
get at," said the old gentleman. "Yon
ought to have had one. I meant to
put mine in the basket but I made a
mistake and dropped in the penny In
stead. Here is the gold piece."--
"Did IlarwooJ buy the cottage at
i Swampy Glen?"
"What caused him to change hia
"Why. he started to buy a few qui
nine pills in the drug store and they
said they sold them only by the
Advantage in Kansas.
"Sally's father said her beau should
never step foot in the house again,"
said the Kansas girl.
'Then I suppose ?-he had to give
him-up?" interrogated her chum.
"No. indeed. She entertain him in
s the cyclone cellar."
RUSSIA WANTS PEACE TERMS
St. Petersburg, June 7—As a result of the
meeting of the council of ministers held at
Tsarskoe Selo palace yesterday instructions
were telegraphed this afternoon to Russian
ambassadors at Washington and Paris to the
effect that Russia is desirous of learning Ja
pan's peace conditions*
SUBMARINES TERRORIZE THEM.
Russians at Manila Tell of Attacks by
Manila, June 5. —Rear Admiral En
rjtiisi 's executive officer, who reached
ManiKi with the three Russian cruis
ers that escaped annihilation by Jap
anese in the battle of the Sea of Jap
"When the battle began the admiral
was aboard the cruiser Oleg, which i
was hit a number of times by the j
large shot. There was an incessant
rain of shot from quickflrlng guns and j
the ship was soon badly damaged.
"The admiral transferred his flag to
the Aurora, which then drew the com
bined fire of many torpedo boat de
stroyers at close range and an attack
of submarines. We were overwhelm-1
ed by the latter. A mist arising, we
made a dash for the open sea, and
were followed by the Oleg and Je'mt
Rear Admiral Enquist is uninjured, j
Captain Egorieff of the Aurora was j
killed by a shell which struck the
coin.ing tower and he was buried at
sea the day before reaching Manila.
On the Aurora three officers were
, wounded, 20 of the crew were killed ;
' and S3 were wounded.
I The losses on the Oleg were 13 of
the crew killed and IS wounded. On
the Jemtchug the casualties were 21!
j junior officers killed and one wound
ed; 12 of the crew killed and 3D were;
Prom their appearance the Russian
vessels are not damaged below the
! water line. Their funnels, however,!
are riddled by largo and small shot.
Several large shells pierced them
amidships and a number of guns were
\'i the Russian officers interviewed!
claim -hat a large number of subrna-'
caused confusion and defeat.
■ Admiral Enquist had cabled
ai ival to the emperor of Russia. |
attleship Ohio and the cruiser
nati are guarding the Russian
No official action as to their j
disposition has been taken yet.
CZAR'S MINISTERS FOR WAR.
Meet Stormy Demands of Radicals
With Harsh Orders.
The Russian government has shown
that it has not weakened in this hour
lof disaster. Instead of yielding to the
| stormy demands, which the radicals
'hoped Admiral Rojestvensky's defeat
would force the government to grant,
the emperor issued a ukase Sunday
conferring greatly increased powers
on Governor General Trepoff, making
him assistant minister of the interior
in place of Major General Rydzefsky.
This ukase, which entrusts almost
'dictatorial powers to the head of the
imperial police to control the agitation
now almost peremptorily demanding a
representative government, and to put
down the disorders with which the rev
olutionists are threatening the coun
try, makes him responsible to the em
The document is of the deepest im
portance in the present state of disor
der and indicates that, while steadily
proceeding In its plans for the fulfill
ment of the imperial promises contain
ed in the rescript of March 3, the gov
ernment is determined not to be swerv
ed from its purpose by the pressure of
military and naval disasters, but in its
own time and as speedily as possible
to give the nation the legislative body
on which the Bor.ligan commission has
been working^ In it may perhaps aluo
be read the intimation that the war
will continue, and that the question
of peace will not be submitted to a
i p i
The trade of toothstainer, followed
', in eastern Asia, is as odd a calling
jas any. The natives prefer black i
fteetb to the whiter kind, and the
! toothstainer, with a little box of col
lorlng matter and brushes, calls on hi.s
customer! and stains their teeth. The
i process Is not unlike that of blacking
a boot, for a tine polish is given to the j
teeth. The pigment is harmless.
i' The value of shells, tortoise and
j others, gathered in Cuba last year
amounted to about 175.000, and of
| sponges, $500,000. Of the latter the
, United States received about 35 per
cent, and Europe the remainder, I
, France being the principal buyer.
I American threshers sold In Europe,
1 Asia, Africa and South America.
Christiania, June !).—King Oscar's
refusal to sanction the bill pasfeed by
the storthing providing for separate
consular service for Norway culminat
ed in the passage of a resolution by the
storthing declaring the dissolution of
the union of Sweden and Norway and
that the king of had ceased to act ac
the king of Norway. Although the
action was anticipated, it caused con
siderable excitement in this city on ac
count of the anxiety as to what action
the kiug would take.
While fooling on a moving freigh
train near Prosier, Wash., William
Guernsey, Jr., was run over and fatal
With a bullet hole infhis head, over
the right ear.and in a dying condition,
a young man named Dudley Cully was
found on the platform of the W. &0.
R. depot at Walla Walla under circuiu
stances that indicate murder.
I'hilpsburg Mont. June !).—Clarence
Young the woodcliopper who held up
the North Coast Limited on the North
ern Pacific at Bearmouth on the night
of May 27 pleaded guilty and was sen
tenced to 50 years in the state peniten
tary by Judge (4. B. Winston. Young
had no money and the court appointed
counsel for him. He made no defense.
The limit fixed by the last legislature
was given him. He received sentence
without flinching. He will be more
than 80 years old should he live to ser
ve out the sentence.
Vladivostok Expects Attack.
It is expected at Vladivostok that
a Japanese attack on the fortress will
not be long delayed. There is, how
ever, a calm and determined spirit
manifested by the population In face
of the forthcoming crisis. The defenses
of Vladivostok, on which steady work
has been in progress since the begin
ning of the war, are now considered
as having been completed.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes, $1.10 cwt; onions, Aus
tralian, $6.25 cwt; cabbage, $2.50 cwt;
asparagus, 6@7c lb; rhubarb, 2%@3c
lb; oranges, $3fc>3.50 case; California
strawberries, $1.75 crate.Mocal straw
berries, $4.50 crate; California cher
ries, $2 box; Snake river cherries,
$1.50 box; Newton Pippins, $1.50(§>
2.25 box; best apples, $2.25 box; Ben
Davis, B0@?oc box; navel oranges,
$email@example.com box; radishes, 25c dozen
bunches; peas, ]0c lb.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $1U ton; bran and shorts $19
--straight shorts, $20; white shorts'
$21; corn, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; whole corn
$1.30 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; al
falfa hay $11 ton; oil meal, $2 cwf
grain hay. $12®13 ton; rolled barley
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and iruits—Potatoes,
85c cwt; apples, email@example.com box; sec
ond grade, 75c@$l box; Ben Davis
apples, 40c box.
Live Stock—Steers, $3.85@4 cwt;
sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; hogs, $5.50 cwt;
veal, $7 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
13c lb live weight; roosters, 8c lb live
weight; geese, lie lb live weight; tur
keys, 18c lb live weight; ducks, 120
lb live weight; eggs, $5.75@6 case.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
— First tirade creamery butter fat,
20 -/ 2 c lb.
Hay and Grain—Timothy, $11@12
ton; alfalfa, $9.50 ton; oats, $1.30®
The island of Formosa produced $1,
--100,000 in gold last year. The moun
tainous districts running through the
middle of the islands are believed to
contain rich gold deposits, but they
have not been explored yet.
A German paper says the kaiser is
extremely fond of fresh vegetables and
that his favorite dish is the British
workman's steak and onions, though
cooked in the German fashion. With
this savory concoction he prefers