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THE ARQU8, S kTUHDAY, APBIIi Gl 1895.
AUTViOft or " THE M?f IN SLACK."
"A GEtfTLEMAM OF FRANCE EE".
COPvmGHT 189 Br CASSClLP-JSUSlKNC CO. AU ftlGrlT RESCRVES
On tVo h-mndary lino between the two
couiitl. .) of Warwick and Worcester there
la a ro.nl vti7 famous in those paru and
calli-d tiio Hiiipcwny. Father Carey used
to say and no Id ttcr Lallnist could be
found fur a score of miles round in the
timev r. which I write that It was made
l.y th Romans. It runs north and south
along the narrow spine, of the country,
which Is spread out on either side like a map
or a picture. As you faro southward you
f-c on your riplit hand the preen orchards
and pastures of Worcestershire stretching
ns far as the Malvern hills. You have In
front of you Ilrwl.m bill, which is a won
derful bill, for if a man goes down the
Avon by boat it rocs with him, now be
fore and now behind, m whole day's jour
ney, and then stands In the same place.
And on the left band you have the great
forest of Ardcn and not much besides, es
ccpt nnk trees, which prow well in War
wickshire. I describe this road, firstly, becaute It is
a notable one and 40 years ago wns the
only Queen's highway, to call a hifihway.
In that country. The rest were mere horse
tracks. Secondly, because the chn?c wall
fit Coton End runs along the Fide of It for
two good miles, and the Clnddes I am
Francis Cluilde. have lived at Coton Knd
by the UMgi-vrajr timeout of mind, prob
ably for tho name smacks of the soil
Ijeforo the Komans made tho road. And,
thirdly, hecauso 40 years ago, on a driz
zling February day In 1553 second year
of Mary, olj rvlieion just re-established
a number of people were collected on this
road, forming a uroup of a score or more,
who stood In nn ordered kind of disorder
about my uncle's gates and looked all one,
way, as if expecting an arrival, and an ar
rival of consequence.
First, tliero wns my tjnelo Pir Anthony,
tall nnd lean. Hit wore bis Ix st black vel
vet dotiHut and cloak and bad put them
on v.ith an air of huge importance. This
inrreascd each timo ho turned, staff in
band, and surveycii his following, and as
rcpulnrty gave placo to a 'Pshaw!' of
vexation and petulant glance when his cyo
ivstt-tl on in:). Close beside him, looking
Important, too, but anxious and a little
frightened as well, stood good Father
farcy. The priest wore his Filk cassock,
and his lips moved from time to time
without sound, as tlionph ho weru trying
over a Latin oration, which lmh'cd was
the f.ict. At a mo. j respectful distance
were rangred Ri'.iHvin Moor, the steward,
nnd a dorcn s rvanls, while Ftill farther
away lounged as many ragntuflins land
less men, who. swarmed nlxiut every pen
tleman's d-xr in tlioru times and took toil
of such nblvy lands as the king might
have given l.hii. Against one of the stone
gate pillars I leaned myself, 1'.) years and
months old, and none too wise, though
well grown and as strong as one here and
there. And perched on tho top of the
twin post, with his chin on bis knees nnd
his hands clasped almut them, was Mar
tin Luther, the fool.
Martin hnd chosen thiselevated position
partly out of curiosity and partly perhaps
under a strong scn.-c of duty. He knew
that, whether hn would or r.o, ho must
needs look funny up tture. His nose was
red, and bis ryes were running and bis
teeth chattering, nnd he did look funny.
I Jut as be felt the cold most his patience
failed first. Tho steady, silent drizzle, tho
mist creeping about the the stems of tho
oak trees, the leaden sky, pro vet I too much
for bim in the end. "A watched put never
boils!" be grumbled.
"Silence, .sirrah!"comninndcd my nncle
angrily. "This is no time for your finil
iiij;. Have a c.iro how you talk in the
same breath of pots nnd my lord bishop."
'aneUe cccltsia'," Father farcy broke
nut, turning up his eyes in a kind of re
st. t-y, as though he were knee to knee with
tho prelate "to dcfcnsorcin inclytum
Pottum!" cried I, laughing loudly at
my own wit.
It was an 111 mannered word, but I was
rold nnd peevish. I had been forced to
this function against my will. I h::d never
Bern tho guess whom wo were expi-cting,
and who was no other than tho queen's
chancellor, Stephen Cardiner, but I dis
liked him ns if I had. In truth, he was
related to us in a peculiar fashion, which
my uncle and I naturally looked at from
Sir Anthony viewed with complacence.
if not with pride, any connection with the
powerful bifhop of Winchester, for the
knight knew the world and could npprc
eiate the value it sets on success and tho
blind eyes it has for spots if t'.iey do but
Fpcrklo the risen sun. I could make, no
such nllnwamv, but, with the pride e.f
youth nnd family, at once despised tho
(re.'ii bishop f.ir bis base blood nnd blush
ed that tho hliatne lay on our side. I hated
this parade of doing honor to him and
would fain have hidden at homo with l'e-
tronill.i. mv cousin, Sir Anthony 'sdaugh-
ter, and awaited our guest tliore. The
VniL'ht, however, had not permitted this.
and 1 bad been forced out, being in the
worst of humors.
So I said ''Pottum!" and laughed.
'Silence, boy!" cried Sir Anthony
fiercely. Ho loved an orderly procession
nnd to'arrangethingsdecently. "Silence!"
he repeated, darting an angry glance first
at mo and then at his followers, "or I will
warm that jacket of yours, lad! And you.
Martin Luther, see to your tongue for tho
next 24 hours and keep it oil my lord
bishop! And, Father Carey, hold yourself
"For here Sir Hot Pot cometh!" cried
the undaunted Martin, skipping nimbly
down from bis post of vantage, "and a
dozen of London saucepans with him,
or may I never lick tho inside of one
A jest on the sanclncss of London serv
ing men was sure to tell with the crowd,
and there was a great laugh at this, espe
cially among the landless men, who were
on tho skirts of the party and well shel
tered from Sir Anthony's eye He glared
about him, provoked to find at this critic
al moment smiles where there should have
been looks of deference, and a ring round
a fool where he had marshaled a proccS'
sion. Unluckily bo chose to visit his dis
pleasure upon mo. "You won't behave,
won't you, you puppy!" he cried. "You
won't, won't you!" and stepping forward
be aimed a blow at my shoulders, which
would have made me rub myself if It bad
readied me. But I was too quick. I step
ped back, the stick swung idly, and the
And there the matter would have ended.
for the bishop's party were now close upon
us. had not my foot slipped on the wet
grass and I fallen backward. Seeing me
thus at bis mercy, the temptation proved
too much for the knight. Ho forgot bis
love of secmliness and even that bis visit
ors were at bis elbow, and stooping a
moment to plant home a couple of shrewd
cuts cried: "Tako that! Take that, my
lad!" In a voice that rang as crisply as bis
I was up in an instant. Not that the
pain was anything, and before our own
people I should have thought as little of
shame, for if the old may not lay band to
the young, being related, where is to be
any obedience? Now, however, my first
glance met the grinning faces of strange
lackeys and while my shoulders still
smarted the laughter of a couple cf sober
ly clad pages stung hundred times mors
sharply. I glared furiously round, and
my eyes fell on ono face a face long re-
mcmbcTed. It wns that of a man who
nei'.her smiled nor laughed; a man whom
I recognized immediately, not by his sleek
hackney or bis- purple cassock, which a
riding coat partially concealed, or even by
bis jeweled band, but by the keen glance
of povt or which- passed over me, took mo
in and did not acknowledge me; which
saw my humiliation without interest or
amusement, llie look hurt mo beyond
smarting of shoulders, for it conveyed to
me in the twentieth iwrt of a second how
very small a ierson francis Cluddo was,
cud bow very great a ticrsonage was Ste
phen dnrdim-r, whom in my thoughts I
hnd presumed to lx little.
I stood irresolute a moment, shifting
my feet and glowering at him, my face on
lire, Dut wiien ho raised his hand to givo
the benediction, and the moro devout, or
those with mended hose, fell on their
knees ia the mud, I turned my back ab
ruptly, nnd climbing the wall flung away
across the chase.
"What, Sir Anthony!" I beard him say
as I stalked oft, his voice ringing clear
and lueisive amid the reverential silence
which followed the Latin words. "Have
w a heretic hero, cousin? How is this?
So near homo too!"
"It is my nephew, my lord bishop," I
emiid hear Sir Anthony answer, apology
in his tone, "and a willful boy at times.
You know of bim. He has queer notions
of bis own, put into bis head long ago."
I caught no more, my angry strides
carrying mo out of earshot. .Fuming, I
hurried across the long damp grass, avoid
ing hero and there the fallen limb of an
elm or a huge round of holly. I wanted to
get out of the way and be out of the way.
and made such haste that before the slow
ly moving cavalcade had traversed one-half
of the interval lx-twern tho road and the
houso I bad reached the bridge which
crossed the moat, and pushing my way
impatiently through the maids and ecu!
lions who had docked to it to sue the
show bad passed into the courtyard.
The light wns failing, and tho place
looked dark and gloomy in spite of th
warm plow of burning logs which poured
from the lower windows nnd some show
of grern boughs which had been placed
over the doorways in honor of the occa
sion. I glanced up at a lattice in one of
tho gnhh-s, the window of 1'etronilla s lit
tie parlor. There was no f:tee at it, and I
turned fretfully into the hall and, yes,
t here she was, perched up in one of the
bi,"h window seats. She was looking out
on the chase, as the maids were doing.
Yes, as tho maids were doing. She, too.
was watching for his high mightiness, I
mnttered, and that angered me afresh.
crossed the rushes in silence and climbed
up lieslde her.
"Well," I said ungraciously as she start
ed, hearing me at her shoulder, "well,
have you seen enough of him yet, cousin?
You will, I warrant yon, before he leaves.
A little tif bim goes far."
"A little of whom, Francis?" she asked
Though her voice betrayed some wonder
at my rongh tone, she was so much cn
paged with the show that she did not look
at me immediately. This, of course, kept
my anger warm, and I began to feel that
she was in the conspiracy against me.
"Of my lord of Winchester, of course,"
I r.nswered, laughing rudely. "Of Sir Hot
"Why do you call bim that?" she re
monstrated in gentle wonder, and then she
did turn her soft dark eyes upon me. Sh-s
was a slender, willowy girl in these days,
with a complexion clear, yet pale a maid
en nil bending and gracefulness, yet with
a great store of secret firmness, as I was to
learn. ' Ho seems as handsome an old
man, "she continued, "as I havecver met,
and stately and benevolent, too, as I see
him at this distance. What Is tho matter
with you, Francis? What has put you
'Put me out!" I retorteft angrily.
'Who said anything had put me out?"
Rut I reddened under her eyes. I was
longing to tell her all nnd be comforted,
while at the same time I shrank with a
man's shame from savin; to bcr that I
bad lccn beaten.
' I can see that something is the mat
ter," she said sagely, with her head on one
side, nnd that nir of being the elderwhich
she often assumed with me, though she
was really the younger by two years.
'Why did you not wait fur the others?
Why have you come home alone? Fran
cis," with sudden conviction, ''you have
vexed my father! That is it!"
"He has beaten mo like a dog!" I blurt
ed out passionately, "and before them all!
lief ore those strangers he flogged mel"
She h;s1 her back to the window, and
some feint gleam of wintry sunshine, pass
ing through the gules of the shield bla
zoned behind her, cast a red stain on her
dark hair and shapely bead. She was si
lent, probably through pity or consterna
tion, but I could rot sec her face and mis
read her. I thought ber hard, and, resent
ing this, bragged on with a lad's empty
"He did, but I will net stand it! I give
ynu warning, I won't stand it Petronil
laf and I stamped, young bully that I
was. until the dust sprang out of the
boards and tho hounds by the distant
b earth Ja nped up and wh'.ned. "So, not
lor all the base bishops la England!" I
continued, taking a sU-p this way and
that. "He bad better not do it again! If
he does, I tell you it will be the worse for
"Francis, " she cxe-aimed abruptly,
you rnnst not apeak iu that way!"
Unt I was too anery to be silenced,
thru ah instinctively I changed my ground.
"Stephen Gardiner!" 1 cried furiously.
"Who is Stephen Gardiner, I should like
to know? He has no right to call himself
Gardiner at ell! Dr. Stephens be used to
call himself, I have heard. A child with
no name but bis godfather's; that Is what
be is, for all bis airs and his bishopric!
Who is be to look on and see a Cludde
beaten? If my uncle dos not take care"
'Franeis!" she cried again, cutting me
short ruthlessly. "Be silent, sir!" And
this time I was silent. "You unmanly
boy," she continued, ber face glowing
with indignation, "'to threaten my father
before my face! How dare you, air? How
dare you? And who are you, you poor
child," sbo exclaimed, with startling
change from invective to sarcasm "who
are you to talk of bishops, I should like to
"One," I said sullenly, "who thinks less
of cardinals and bishops than some folk,
"Aye, I know," she retorted scathingly
"I know that you are a kind of half
hearted Protestant neither flsb, flesh nor
"I am what my father made met" I
"At any rate, "she replied, "you do not
see bow small yon are, or you would not
talk of bishops. Heaven help us! That a
boy who has done nothing and seen noth
ing should talk of the queen's chancellor!
(iul Go on, yau foolish boy, and rulo a
country or cut off beads, and then you
may talk of cuch men men who could
unmake ynu and yours with a stroke, of
the pen! You, to talk so of Stephen Car
diner! Fie, lie, I say I For shame!"
I looked at ber, dazed and bewildered,
and bad long afterward in my mind a pic
ture of be r as she stood above me, in the
window bay, ber back to tho light, bcr
slender figure drawn to its full height, her
band extended toward me. I could scarce
ly understand or believe that this was my
gentle cousin. I turned without a word
and stolo away, not looking behind mo. I
It captioned that tho servants came hur
rying in at tho moment with a clatter of
dishes and knives, and the noise covered
my retre-at. I had a fancy afterward that,
as I moved away, Pctronilla culled to me.
But at the time, what with the confusiein
and my own disorder, I paid no hood to
her, but got myself blindly out of tho hall
and away to my own attic.
It was a sharp lesson. But my feelings,
when, being alone, I bad time to feci,
need not bo set down. After events made
them of no moment, for I was even then
on the verge of a change so great that all
the threats nnd misgivings, tho fevers and
agues of that afternoon, real as they
seemed at tho time, be-camo In a few hours
as Immaterial as the dew which fell before
The way the change liegan to come about
was this: I crept in late to supper, facing
tho din and lights, the rows of guests and
the hurrying servants, with a mixturo of
shame and sullenness. I was sitting down
with a scowl next the bishop's pages my
place was beside them, half down the table,
and I was not too careful to keep my feet
clear of their clothing when my uncle's
voice, raised in a harsher tone than was
usual with bim, even when be was dis
pleased, siimmoneel mix
"Come- here, sirrah!" bo cried roundly.
"Cemio here. Master Francis! I have I
word to speak to you!"
I went slowly.dragging my feet.whlle all
looked up, and there was a partial silence.
1 was conscious of this, and it nerved me.
Feir a moment indi-ed, as I stopped on to
the dais, I had a vision of scores of candles
and rushlights floating in mist, and of in
numerable bodiless faces all turned up to
me. lint tho vision and tho mistiness
passed awny and left only my uncle's
long, thin face inflamed with anm-r, and
beside, it, in the same ring of light, the
watchful eyes and stern, impassive fea
tures of Stephen Uardiuer.- The bishop's
face nnd bis eyes were ull I saw then; the
some face, the same eyes, I rememliered.
which bad looked unyielding into those of
the relentless Cromwell nnd hntl scarce
elropped before the frown of a Tudor. His
purple cap and cassock, tho lace and rich
lur, the chain of office, I remembered aft-
"Xeiw, boy," thundered Sir Anthony,
pointing out the place where I should
stand, "what have yon to say for yourself?
hy have you so mislieliaved this after
noon? Let your tongue speak quickly, tin
you hear, or you will smart fur it. And
let it be to the purpose, boy!"
I wns about to answer something
whether it was likely to make, things
worse or better I cannot rememlier when
Gardiner staid me, lie luid his band
gently on Sir Anthony's sleeve and inter-
CI r, At.
i .4 v;
He raised hi voire tcifh the last irortfs.
posed. "Ono moment," ho said mildly.
"Your nephew did not stay for tho church's
blessing, I remember. Perhrps he has
scruples. There are peoplo nowadays who
have. Let us bear if it be so.
This time it was Sir Anthony who did
not let me answer.
"Xo, no!" he cried hastily. ' Xo, no!
It is not so. He conforms, my lord; he
conforms. You conform, sir," he contin
ued, turning fiercely upon me, "da you
not? Answer, sir."
"Ah!" the bishop pat in, with a sneer.
you conform, do you?
'I attend iuoks to please my uncls," I
"He was ill hroueht up as a child," Sir
Anthony said hastily, speaking in a tone
which the below could not hear. "But
you know ell that, my lurd you know all
that. It is an old su.-ry to you. So I make
and I pray you to make, for the sake cf
the house, some allowance. He conlornis.
He undoubtedly confeirms."
' Knuiligh!" Gardiner assented. "Ths-
rest is for the good priest here, whose min
istrations w)U no doubt in time avail. But
a word with this young gentleman. Sir
Anthony, on another subject. If it was
not to t!t toly office be objected, perhaps
It was to 'e queen's chancellor or to the
queen?" Jio raised bis voice with the last
words arrt bent his brows, so that I could
scarcely believe it was the same man
peaking. "Kb, sir, was that so?" be con- j
tinued severely, puttie aside Sir An
thonys remonstrance and glowering at
me. "It may be that we have a rebel hero
instead of a heretic"
"God forbid!" cried the knight, unable
to contain himself. It was clear that be
repented already of bis ill timed discipline.
"I will answer for if that wo nave no
Wyntts here, my lord."
That is well!" the chancellor replied.
"That is well!" be repeated, his eyes leav
ing me and roving the ball with so proud
a menace in their glance that all quailed.
even tbe fool. "That is very well, "he
said, drumming on the table with bis fin
gers, "but let Master Francis speak for
"I never beard," said I boldly I had
bad a moment for thought "that Sir
Thomas Wyatt had any following in this
country. Xone to my knowledge. As for
tbe queen's marriage with tbe prince of
Spain, which was the ground, as we gath
ered hero, of Wyatt 's rising with the Kent
ish folk, it seems a matter rather for the
queen's grace than ber subjects. But if
that be not so, I, for my part, would rath
er bave see n ber married to a stout Eng
lishman aye, or to a Frenchman."
"And why, young gentleman?
"Because I would we kept at peace with
France. We have more to gain by fight
ing Spain than fighting France," I an
My uncle held up his bands. 'The boy
is clean mad!" he groaned. "Whoever
heard of such a thing? With all France,
tho rightful e-stato of her majesty, waiting
to be won back, he talks of lighting Spainl
And his own grandmother was a Span
"I am none the lefs an Englishman for
that!" I said, whereon there was a slight
murmur of applause in the hall below.
"And for France," I continued, carried
away by this, "ve have been fighting it,
oil end on, as long as men remember, and
what are wo the lie tter? We have only lost
what wc had to begin. Besides I am told
that France is five times stronger than it
was in Henry V's time, and we should
only spend our strenpth in winning what
we could not hold. Wbilo as to Spain"
' Aye, us to Spuin?" grumbled Sir An
thony, forgetting his formidable neighbor
and staring nt me with eyes of wonder.
Why, my f.ither fought the trench at
Guincgatu. mid my grandfather at Cher
bourg, and bis father at Agincourt ! But,
there-! As to Spain, you popinjay?"
"Why, she is conquering here," I an
swered warmly, "and colonizing there
among the newly discovcret! countries of
the world, ami getting all the trade, and
all the scaiKjrts, undall the gold and silver,
and Spain, nfter all, is a nation with no
greater strength of men than Kngland.
Aye-, and I hear," I cried, growing more
excited and raising my voice, "that now
Is our timo or never! The Spaniards and
the Portuguese bave discovered a new
world over seas.
" A C&stiila y a Leon
Kuevo muu do tlio Colon!
say they; but, depend upon it, every coun
try that is to be rich and strong in the
time thnt is coming must have part in it.
We cannot cvnquer either Spain or France;
we have not men enough. But wo have
docks ami sailors and ships in London
and Fowcy and Bristol and the Cinque
ports, enough to fight Spain over the great
seas, and I say, 'Have at her!' "
"What nexr?" groaned Sir Anthony
piteously. ''Did man ever bear such
But I think It was not nonsonsc, for his
words were almost lost in the cry which
ran through the ball as I ceased speaking
a cry of Knglish voices. Ono moment
my heart be.-nt high nnd proudly with a
new sense of power; the next, as a shadow
of a cloud falls on a sunny hillside, tho
cold sneer on the statesman's face fell on
me and chilled me. His set look hnd
neither thawed ncraltereel, his color bad
neither come nor gone. "Yon speak your
lesson well, lad." he said. "Who taught
I grew smaller, shrinking with each
word he uttered, and faltered nnd was
"Come," ho said, "you see hut a little
way. Ye-t eoentry lads do not talk of
Fowey and Bristol! Who primed you?"
"I met a Maste-r Selmstinn Cabot," 1
said reluctantly, at last, when he bad
pre-ssed mo moro than once, "who staid
awhile at a houso not far from here and
hnd boe-n inspector of tho navy to King
Kelward. He had been a seaman TO years,
and he talked"
"Too fast!" snid Gardiner, with a curt
nod, " But enough. I understand. I know
tho man. He Is dead."
He was silent then and seemed to have
fallen suddenly into thought, as a man
well might who had tho governing cf a
kingdom on his shoulders.
Seemingly ho had done with me. I
looked at Sir Anthony. "Aye, go!" he said
irritably, waving me off. "Go!"
And I went. The ordeal was over, and
ove-rso successfully that I felt the humili
ation of the afternoon cheap at the price
of this triumjpji,, for as I stepped down
there was a buzz around mo, a murmur of
congratulation and pride and excitement.
On every Coton face I marked a flush, in
every Coton eye I read a sparkle, and every
flush and every sparkle was fo me. Kven
the chancellor's secretaries, grave, down
looking men, all secrecy and caution, cast
curious glances at me, as though I were
something out of the common, nnd the
chancellor's pages made way for mo with
newborn deference. "Tliero is for coun
try wits!" I heard Baldwin Moor cry glee
fully, while the man who put food before
roe murmured of "tho Cludde bull pup!"
If I read in Father Carey's face, as inelee-d
I did, solicitude as well as relief and glad
ness, I marked the latter only and hugged
a natural pride to my breast. When Mar
tin Lutber said boldly that it was not only
bishop could fill a bowl. It was by an effort
I refrained from joining in tho laugh
For an hour I enjoyed this triumph and
did all hut brag of it. Kspccially I wished
Pctronilla bad witnesed it- At the end of
that time; finis, as the book says I was
crossing tbe courtyard, one-half of which
was bathed in a cold splendor of moon
light, and was feeling tbe first sobering
touch of tbe night air on my brow, wben
I beard some one call out my name I
turned to find one of the chancellor's serv
ants, a sleek, substantial fellow, with a
smug mouth, at my elbow.
"What is it?" I said.
"I am bidden to fetch you at once. Mas
ter Cludde," he answered, a gleam of sly
malice peeping through the gravity of bis
demeanor. "The chancellor would see yon
in Lis ruum, young sir."
(To be eflotinsed -
Too can't afford to liucb. dear irr".
Tnlea ior lee'h are white aa pearls
I !- your moat a i pink and aweet.
And 'ur two lipe In rornnil meet;
And jroa cannot ennply tht wa-.t,
Bui thrwgh the sac of bczodou.
KEPT THE DOORS LOCKED.
Boekerellar aad Other Staadard OH Ma
Pans TarMga Teas.
Waco, April 6 County Attorney Jo
seph W. Taylor has been informed that
recently Mr. John V,'. Rockefeller and
several other members of the Standard
Oil company, whose names are in tho fa
mous indictment, were in Waco. Tho
story goes that Mr. Rockefeller and his
friends went to. Mexico from a Florida
port, and after enjoying an excursion
through Mexico determined to make an
overland run back to Now York and en
tering Texas at Eagle Pass, went through
Waco over the Missouri, Kansas and Tex
as incog. In a sleeper, keeping the doors
locked as long as they were on Texas
Judge R. L. Henry, ex-assistant attor
ney general, on hearing that the Stand
ard oil peoplo had been In Texas, said
that Governor Morton would now bj com
pelled, under tho ruling of his predecessor,
to grant their removal. The Indictmonts
are here aud if they havSaen in Texas
since the bills were rotu.V.!, thuy are fu
gitives from justice, and Governor Mor
ton can no' longer refuse tha governor's
BigBtflrant of Kothiag ImpoHaat.
Nrw Yobk, April 6. Charles H. Tweed,
counsel for the Southern Pacific company,
when shown tbe dispatch from Bakers
field, Cala., about the filing of a trust
deed by tbe Southern Pacific company
said: '"There is nothing neNv about this
matter. It is simply the tiling of the old
mortgage of Sept. 13, 1813, in a county
which may have been overlooked at that
time, or possibly a county newly consti
tuted. These bonds have been listod on
thf: stock exchange for the past eighteen
Mrs. Lease Fighting for aa Office-.
. ToFKKA, Kon., April 6. Mary Klzx
beth Lease, by her attorney G. C. Clem
ens, has filed In the supreme court pro
ceedings In quo warranto and in man
damus, the first to oust George A. Clark
from the state board of charitable institu
tions, aud the second to compel the board
to recognize her as a member. The court
took up tho cases, and after a short argu
ment by Clemens granted the usual al
ternative writ in the mandamus proceed
ings. Failure of a Tcia Bank.
Washington, April 6. Comptroller
Eckles has received a telegram announc
ing that tho City National bank of Fort
Worth, Tex., has closed its doors. The
bank has a capital of KJOJ.OJJ with a
surplus of $ou,ou0. Tbe exact causes of
the suspension have not yet been reported,
but it is stated that the bank had large
state, county and society depctita which
were suddenly withdrawn.
The most Fpbndid pair of 6hoes on
record wcro those worn by Sir Walter
Raleigh on great court occasions. Tb7
were of buff leather, covered with pre
cious stones and valued at $33,000.
Coners of clievvirjticob
the price charged fbrlbe oitenj
trade tokecos. will find this
brand superior to all ctlieft
BEWARE OF IMITOIOHS.
Tin mth Boons
Baths of all kinds, including
Turkish, plain, shampoo, elec
tric, electro-thermal, etc., may
be obtained at the Sanitarium
Bath Rooms, on the first floor of
the Harper House.
For Ladies From 9 a. m. to
12 m. on week days For Gen
tlemen From 2 p. m. to 10 p.m.
on week days On Sundays the
rooms will be open from 7 a, m.
to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only.
Electric and Electro-thermal
baths may be obtained at any
time during business hours.
Gymnasium connected with bath
Wash os ZTtxytMsg Fron 71s
Slik Eandkttchiof to OlrcuTtnL
Lac Cartaini 8pcllt7.
No. 1724 Third Ave.
. ML F&RZER.
Telephone No. 1214-
fan, a and painrci menstrua
Urn. r.d cri aid ear vf KTaTlvf
for all female trrenlarrtiea.
mnn a w.
f Can. Send a Me stamp for par.
Ucalara aad "t.nlderor Ladies."
Inairt on barlne Tie Xeral
Ftaynri: TsMatidal OrmSrud)
SMI i W KKW WWW, , U.
I aleC Mare-i.. ai tm.l.t.
For sale by llartz A lHvaurytr, Wl Sjth au.
We come to you
If you want something at a low price w.c have the
Which is good as other makes and lower in price.
Gasoline Stoves and Gas Stoves.
Corner Third Ave. and Twentieth St.
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO, BOCK ISLAND rACinO
Railway Depot corner Fifth annua sod
Thirty-am street. Frank H. Plnmmer, Ageat.
t t:55am 8:14 am
t 4:Sosai "11 :J0pm
t T:)am S .SOpm
7:Mtun t :S0pm
ttnftsm t 6:16 am
a :Mam t 8:10 am
6:) am t Sins pat
n:S0am t s:am
a :b0 am til :10pm
limpm t :Sfam
1 1 45 pm t T :16 am
Deliver LUnllad at Omasa.,
ft. Worth, Denver at at. C
Omaha Des Moines
t Omaha A Minneapolis
Omaha A Des Mom fx...
Omaha Minneapolis Kx..
Denver, Lincoln Omaha...
St. Kanl Minneapol s
Kansas City & St. Joseph....
Denver, Ft. Worth K. C.
tKansas City St. Joseph.
fRock Island Washington
Chicago a Pea Motnea
Arrival, t Departure. JDally, except Sondaj.
AU others dally. Tele; phone 10VS.
BURLINGTON ROTJTX C B. Q. BAIL
eray Depot First avenue and Sixteenth
street. M. I. Yoona, scent,
8k Louis Kxpreea 6 55 ami ?:M) pm
St. Louis Express : 7:pm7: am
Sterling, Dobuque A 8t. Fan! tS:40pm 7:45 am
Besrdatenrn Passenger 2:50 pm U:Uem
S'erltng. IMihnqneA -t.Panl t 7:66 am :Mpm
Dailr. tDaily except Bandar.
CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE ST. FACL
Rati war Racine Srathwestarn Division
Depot Twentieth street, between First and
Second svenaes, B. D. W. Holmes, Agent.
Man and Bxpieas
St. Paul express
Dock Island Peoria Railwat
Depot First Avenue and Twentieth street.
F. A. Rockwell, Agent
Past Mall Haptens..........
Peoria Way Freight
Cable (via Sherrard) Ac...
Cable Accommodation ....
8 ST. pm
DuRLisoToir, Cedar Rapids . s
lJ Itorthern Railway, depot foot of Brady
street, Davenport. Jaa. Morton, taa. Tk't at
X.W4VW I AMV
M :40 pm ibl0: am
07:80 tm M.-U0 am
West Liberty Trains
b7 :10 am
all Spm I bi:00
Daily, cosily except sunosr. tUoing north.
tOoInc Sonth and east. No. 18 runs between
Celar Rapids sad West Libeity.
Who does not want
her washing done in
the shortest time and
neatest way is hard
to find. Those who
Get the best results,
because it is made
from such materials
that it cannot injure
the most delicate fab
ric and will save time
Follow them -and you
will find you have
struck a good thing.
02SAT SXS VSLLV& TLB. SOaiP
Softens the skin, heals
chapped hands and
removes grease, paint
8jp Makers, Bock Island.
again offering you
t At Prices
j To Please
Rock Island, 111.
Effective Dec. 24. We offer to the
public best passenger service to
above points as follows:
LvRork Idand .8:06 am 1:46 pm 1:46 p a
Ar Peoria.. 11:30am 8:08pm SnVpm
Lv Peoria 12.-06 p m 8:10pm 8:18pm
Ar Springfield 8:10pm 8:48pm 1:18am
Ar 8U Units 7:10 p m CS0 a m
Ax Jacksonville.... 8:xSpm
Passengers have ample time to pro
cur Dinner or -launch at Peoria
Union Depot..- t.i
Lt St-Loois tstsam
Lv Springfield 11 30 a m
Lv Jacksonville 7:40 am
Ar Bock Island 7 AS pa
Gen. Ticket Agent.
Depot foot of Twentieth St.
Bock Island, HI.
Dl JOSH A. EMM.
Offices in McCullough
Building, 124 W. Third
Office Honra 9 a. m. to 12
m., and 2 to 6 p. m. Even
ings, Wednesdays and Sat.
nrdavs onlj, from 7 to 8.
Sundays 2 to 8 p. m.
Special Lines of Practice.
Asthma, Catarrh, Dis
eases of the Eye, Ear,
Nose, Throat, Lungs,
and Stomach, Blood and
Skin Diseases. Rupture
Consultation and Exam
. ination Free.
Charges for treatment
ment by mail. Send for
book and also symptom