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tine the 4- V: to tiiau ir fiade w* 'aa- s- ••rJtg i:-: :j,_ •r* aafi i-HMt 1 r'var to .Vafcrf tlm: a--*- litrr :i*. x,. Kl't- «.*• Indianapolis Sun. CANTANKEROUS CA8TEO. GEN. JOSEPH WHEELER DEAD. Paiqau* Cavalry Leader of Civil War Victim of Pneumonia. Brig. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, the fa mous Confederate cavalry leader and a brigadier general of the United States army since the war with Spain, died Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, in Brooklyn. Pneumonia which developed from a cold caused his death. Gen. Wheeler fought in about 200 en gagements on the Confederate side in the Civil War, being renowned as one of the greatest cavalry leaders of that GEN. JOSEPH WHEELER. •conflict. lie lived to again wear the iblue and fight for the stars and stripes in the war with Spain. lie was born -at Augusta, Ga., in 183(5 and graduate,! from West Point in 1S59. When the Civil War broke out he resigned his commission in the army to fight for the 'South. He entered as a lieutenant and to two years was a major-general. At the close of the war Gen. Wheeler' practiced law in Alabama and served «ight terms in Congress, until lie re signed to accept a commission in the -army for the Spanish war. At the -close of that war he was made a briga dier-general in the regular army, re tiring in 1900 upon reaching the age limit. ANARCHIST BAND BROKEN UP. liMdera of a Gans Which Plotted Aaaeaalnatlon Arc Arrested. Not since the hanging of the Molly Maguires in Central Pennsylvania has a more dangerous gang been broken up -than that which has terrorized resi dents of Washington County, Pennsyl vania, for some time. Two ringleaders .are now under arrest, warrants are out for three more and warrants will bo sworn out against thirty-three others '•by District Attorney Owen Underwood. Revelations following the raid on .anarchistic headquarters at Baird, Pa., 41 re of a character to shock the Ameri can people. It is clear that several murders were planned by the anarch istic group at Baird and at Paterson. N. J. In two cases the men marked for assassination have been assassina ted. In other cases the plans to kill the Governors of Pennsylvania and •Ohio and other public men had been -completed when the police authorities took action. The anarchists in this case are Ital ians, but they plot against men of their "own nationality as well as against lin -tive Americans. They strike at the Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and at the same time lay plans to as sassinate the newly elected Denioeatie -Governor of Ohio. In some cases they demand money in others they plan assassination with out reference to the character or poll "tics of the public officials to be assassl nated. Operating on one line they in timidate or rob men of means, and op erating on another line they seek to terrorize a nation of 80,000,000 people by assassination of State and National officers. In other words, a few hundred men driven from the country of their birth or coming to the United States to c«i Joy greater freedom or to secure more lucrative employment assume the right to rob and the power to rule, through Intimidation and murder, the people of the country tbat gives them shelter and employment. The declared pur .-.L poge of the Baird and Paterson anarch- ists is to abolish republican form of ,s^_£ government and exterminate public of flcials from President down. ,!»" i'5 Cheating Scale* at New York. The chief of the New York City bureau of weights and measures has reported to the effect that the city's butchers grocers and tradesmen generally Hrc cheating right and left by the systematic ese of abort weights and measures. The poor and middle class are the chief victims. Soine have scales especially maoufactar ed tA provide short weights. rTbc public la aMb robbed by the means of light weight' packages pat «p. during periods. Vigorous prosecution has been begun. All the shops of the Heading Railway Company at Reading. Pa., go on nine bo ur day schedule instead of tea. FCUCtt Hfivf BATTLE ON STATEHOOD BILL. Houm- measure hy Vote of I!) I to mo. I'y il vote of 31)1 to l."iO the State hood hill passed the House, and the fi^ht was at once transferred to the Sena to. The end of the Insurrection against President Itoosevelt, Speaker Cannon and the House organization was peaceful. The vote upou the passage of the bill was perfunctory, there l.eing no excitement whatever. The galleries were crowded, but the attendance upon the floor was not as large as the preceding day, when the opposition attempted to prevent the adoption of tin rule for the considera tion of the bill. Philippine tariff reform. Statehood for the remaining Territories of the mainland and railroad rate legislation —the three subjects of greatest con cern at the beginning of the Fifty ninth Congress—liave now been put up to the mirert :in Senate. The Statehood bill, which in its present form proposes to erect Okla homa and Indian Territory into one State nad Arizona and New Mexico i:it another, has been thrashed over i:i a: 1 its aspects for several years. The desirability of admitting the two tirst-named Territories to Joint State hood is nowhere Questioned. Oklahoma has advanced rapidly aad promises to become a wealthy, influential and pro gressive State. Whatever may be said against the Joint admission of Arizona and New Mexico, many think that they should come jn together, if at all. Neither i? snli'^'lently developed to merit Statehood alone, and the idea of giving sue!) sparsely settled common wealths a senatorial representation of four ia Congress is declared to be pie posterous. Capt. Frank l'rantz was inaugurated as the seventh Governor of Oklahoma at Guthrie. John M. Gearin. recently appointed i'uited States Senator from Oregon, will be the poorest man in that body. Joseph II. Choato, former ambassador to England, has been elected president of the New York State Bar Association. Herbert II. I. Peirce, our new min ister to Norway and a native of Massa chusetts. is a relative by marriage of Sen ator Lodge. Marcus A. Smith, who is again repre senting Arizona in Congress, is dean of the territorial delegates, this being his eighth term. President Itoosevelt is to be honorary president of the American Bison Society, which has for its object the preservation of the American buffalo. President Boosevelt is to be invited to attend the commencement exercises of the Missouri university next June, there to receive tlie honorary degree of LL. D. The extraordinary session of the Penn sylvania Legislature summoned by Gov. PennypacUer to institute numerous re forms began its ses sions at Harrisburg. In hin message the Governor refers to the "wave of popular and political unrest and commotion which has spread over the country." A somewhat striking feature of the second day's session was the prayer of Chap lain Moore, as fol- GOV. FKS.NVI'ACKI.II lows: "And now, O Lord, help these men, for they are re formers, to get down to work, for the man who refuses to indorse the acta of reform will be consigned to political oblivion in November." Many reform bills have already been introduced. William McNeir. who succeeds Andrew II. Allen as chief of tlie bureau of rolls and library. Department of State, at Washington, was once a page in the House. It is estimated that Henry Labouchere, who is about to retire from Parliament, has spent more than $1,000,000 in de fending libel suits brought against him as editor of Truth. Senator Aldricli is said to be one of the leading figures in the new $30,000, 000 company formed to operate Mex ico. His son-in-law, John D. Rockefeller. Jr., is also in it. Adjt. Gen. Percy Ilaly is coming in for full credit for the defeat of Joe Black burn for Senator from Kentucky and the election of Judge Paynter. Ilaly was a pnpil of the late Gov. Goebel and is only ^A classmate at Williams of ex-Gov. Briggs, explaining why he always wore a black stock and no collar, says the Governor was in teres ted a young maa who was a drunkard, wl»p, when remon strated with on his tippling, said: If yon will never wear a collar again I will never drink again." "Agreed" said the Goverror, and he never wore a collar again, and the youag maa never took an other drink. ir? vkl 5iaS^|g WRECK OF THE VALENCIA. blmtcr Adda Another Tragedy Anuala of the Sea. The wreck of the steamer Valencia off the west coast of Vancouver island adds to the annals of the sea a tragedy tliut will long be remembered. All but fifteen of the 150 persons on board were drowned. The loss of life was not so great as that in a number of wrecks of similar character, but the peculiarly dramatic and cruel circum stances of the disaster he'ghten its horrors. As in the case of many Ill fated vessels wrecked in that vicinity, the Valencia, steering by dead reckon ing in fog, got off its course and struck a reef. Threatened with sink ing, the captain chose to hurl his ship against the coast, which at this point is a precipitous wall of rock. From an early hour Tuesday morn ing until sometime Wednesday the men nnd women huddled on the deck of the Valencia confronted tlie pros pect of almost certain death with dry land and safely lying apparently al most within a stone's throw. The heavy sea which kept pounding the vessel against the rocks prevented the use of lifeboats, those lowered being beaten to pieces against the side of the ship. Two sailors managed to gain the shore and climbed up the cliff for some distance, only to reach a point wrere they could neither pro ceed nor retreat. As they were below high-water mark, this added horror, enacted before the eyes of the passen gers, showed the hopelessness of es cape In that direction. Even the ves sels which were sent to make a be lated attempt at rescue succeeded only in raising false hopes. Various reasons are advanced for the fact that the Valencia was out of its course. The fog, tlie difficulties of navigating the channel leading into Juan de Fuca strait, nnd the powerful ocean currents doubtless combined to deceive the navigators and bring the ship Into danger. It remains to be seen whether a measure of responsi bility does not also rest upon the Can adian government for its failure to maintain lights and .bell buoys and other protective devices on a treacher ous shore which has caused the de struction of flfty-six vessels and the loss of 711 lives within forty years. At least the absence of coast guards nnd lines of communication seems to have been responsible for the long in terval that elapsed before news of the vessel's predicament readied the near est port and an attempt at rescue was made possible. Tlie deadly "west coast" of Van couver island is one of the world's most famous marine graveyards. In forty years fifty-six vessels and 711 lives have been lost, all within a few miles of the scene of the wreck of the Valencia. In addition to the Valencia the King David and Pass of Melford have been wrecked in the past month. With the King David seven lives were lost, while twenty-six perished on the Pass of Milford. In the last forty years the following wrecks, in which more than ten lives were lost, have occurred on the same coast: When. Lives Vessels. lost. lost* John Bright, bark .1807 14 Pacific, steamer .1875 200 Grace Darling, ship .1878 13 Malleville, bark .1882 20 Sierra Nevada, ship .1880 13 Harvey Mills, ship...... .1880 18 Eldorado, bark .1887 ir. St. Stephen, ship .1887 22 Ivanhoe, ship .1804 23 Mont Serra, ship....... .1894 30 Keeweenah, steamer .... .1894 31 Jane Grey, schooner .1898 34 Coridor, British warship. .1902 80 Triumph, schooner 1904 32 Lamoraa, ship .1904" 20 CONGRESS" The House discussed the urgent defi ciency appropriation bill Friday, much of the debate relating to the necessity for curbing tlie department heads in their demands for additional money. Mr. Terkins (X. V.) made a short speech favoring free hides. There was no ses sion of the Senate. Abuses in tlie expendiilire of appro priations was the text of the discussions in the House Saturday during the con sideration of the urgent deficiency bill. Little progress was made with tlie bill. The $2,(15 Knox portrait was again a topic of unfavorable comment and de partment heads generally came in for criticism. Tlie most animated debate took place on the amendment to increase the amount for the transportation of sil ver coins. One argument advanced was that to cut this appropriation meant distress to the interior .sections of the country, where silver money is used, but tlie opponents of the amendment de clared that the appropriation was abused hy the express companies, for whose ben efit, it was stated the appropriation was made. The amendment was lost by a vote of 70 to 74. A bill was passed pro viding for the holding of Federal court at Graml Island, Neb. There was nu session of the Senate. Right to bridge St. Andrews bay. Fia., was granted tlie Birmingham, Columbus and St. Andrews Kail way Company by the House on convening Monday. The urgent deficiency bill was taken up. Dis trict of Columbia day being passed over until the next Monday. Senators Piatt nnd Depeiv were in their seats when the Senate convened, the first appearance of either for some time. Iiotli gentlemen were given warm welcomes anil were heartily congratulated upon their ap pearing in good health. Senator Clay addressed the Senate on his resolution relating to the governmental power to fix maximum future charges by rail roads. In the Senate Tuesday Mr. Spooncr defended the course of President Itoose velt in appointing delegates to the Mo. roccan conference nnd in relation to Santo Domingo. -Messrs. Tillman and Culberson also spoke, insisting that in the Dominican affair the executive had usurped the powers of the Senate. In the House the urgent deficiency appro priation bill was under consideration. An amendment abrogating tlie eight-hour day for work on the Panama canal was de feated, and another, providing that canal commissioners may not receive additional compensation besides their salaries, was passed. The item of $2,015 to reimburse the Department of Justice for an oil por trait of former Attorney General Knox met defeat. A bill creating a new laml district in Montana, to accommodate set tlers in the Great Crow reservation, which will be opened for settlement ia August, was passed. In the Senate Wednesday Mr. Lodge defended the course of the President with regard to the affairs of Santo Domingo and the Moroccan conference ond Mr. Teller spoke in support of the Senate's prerogative in treaty making. At 3 p. m. an executive session lasting fifteen min utes was had and then the private pon» sion calendar was taken up. The forces opposed to the Joint statehood bill, con sisting of the Democratr and the Repub lican insurgents, met their first defeat in the House when a motion ordering tlie previous question on tlie adoption of the rule for debate prepared by the Republi cans was passed by a vote of 192 to 105. Several members bad left the chamber when the vote on the rule itself was tak en, the result being 187 to 157. Mr. Crumpacker of Indiana took the chair and debate on the bill in committee of the whole was begun at once. After 1 MARSHALL FIELD'S WILL. Document Dtapoaea of Katate Reck oaed at Over $100,000,000. Marshall Field's last will and testa ment, embracing two codicils and dispos ing of an estate reckoned as beyond the value of $100,000,000, was filed for pro bate in Chicago Wednesday. The docu ment, which contains upward of 22,000 words, was attested in Chicago and bears date of Feb. 25, 1904. After making spe cific bequests of $25,298,000, the testator provides that the residue of the estate go to his grandchildren, Marshall Field III. and Henry Field, 12 and 10 years old, respectively. They are the children of the late Marshall Field, Jr. To the widow is left the Field residence and con tents, wortji upward of $2,000,000, and $1,000,000 in addition. In this connection it is said that Mr. Field made a large marriage settlement. The daughter, Mrs. Ethel Field Beatty of England, is to receive the benefit of a trust fund of $0,000,000 and a life in terest in $1,000,000 was set apart for the widow of Marshall Field II. Gwendolyn Field, the granddaughter, now 3 years old, has $1,000,000 left in trust for her. The Field Museum of Natural History will get $8,000,000 and four, local chari ties are left $25,000 each. Scattering millions are left to relatives, old em ployes and to a few friends. The great magnitude of the inheritance which falls to the grandsons of Mr. Field may be noted from the fact that young Marshall Field is to receive three-fifths and Henry Field two-fifths of the residue of the estate and in addition the benefit of a trust fund of $5,000,000. Thus they practically now are worth anywhere from $35,000,000 to $50,000,000 each. Dig Gain In BallcUnar. According to the statistics gathered by the Construction News, -the building op erations for which permits were issued in twenty-six of the largest cities in the United States in 1005 show a gain over the previous year of 40 per cent, or $152, 015,282. The showing made by St. Louis is particularly worthy of notice, because it is unusual for a city in which an inter national exposition has been held to have such gains in building in the year follow *ng the close of the fair. Told in a Few Udm, Charles Hamilton, an aeronaut, fell 300 feet with an aeroplane at Ormond, Fia. He escaped serious injury. Lois Feurt, a Seattle (Wash.) girl, with a contralto voice, sung for Mme. Calve recently. The prima donna will adopt her and give her a musical edu cation. Mrs. Elisabeth H. Holmes, the New York woman who went teffeee President Roosevelt and who was detained by the police at the instance of her husband and who waa examined as to her mental condition, waa, taken to New York by Mr.~Holiues. passing a bill to create jury commission ers in Oklahoma the House at 5:25 p. in. adjourned. A discussion of foreign affairs occupied the session of the Senate Thursday, Messrs. Money and Heyburn speaking. The consular reorganization bill was read at length, but was not acted upon. At '4:15 p. m. the Senate went into executive session and at 4 :25 adjourned until Mon day. The House passed the statehood biir by a vote of 194 to 150, according to .the schedule. Only thirty-three insur gents went on record against the meas ure. The resignation of Claude A. Swan son, recently elected Governor of Vir jginia, was presented to the House. National Capital Notes. President Roosevelt plans to go tiger hunting in Africa when he retires from ^he presidency in 1909. Ensign Wade, U. S. N.. has been ac quitted ou all charges in connection with the Bennington disaster and has been restored to duty. Among the nominations sent to the Senate was that of Capt. William S. Cowles, the President's brother-in-law, to be chief of the bureau of equipment of the Navy Department. Alexander Qoehr and Harry .T. Col lins, at one time officers in the United States army, were arrested at Sail Francisco, on the arrival of the trans port Sherman from Manila. They will be held pending investigation. The Secretary of. the Interior has withdrawn from all forms of disposals except under the mineral laws, 1,300,000 acres of pu'.ic lands lying iu Missoula and Flat Head counties, Montana and Kootenai county, Idaho, for the proposed cabinet forests reserve. wiinam 1. iiuctiannn has been select ed by the President as one of the dele gates to the pan-American congress ia R.io de Janeiro next July. Mr. Buchan an was a delegate to the second con gress, which met in Mexico five yeara ago. Charges against James W. Raynolds, renominated by tlie President as secre tary for New Mexico, are being consid ered by the Senate committee on terri tories, and the confirmation will be held up until they can be investigated. He is charged with being an offensive par tisan. A joint resolution-lending in Congress asks the international waterway commis sion for an early report on the use of the water flowing over Niagara Falls. Republican House leaders have agreed to rush through the three important measures recommended in the Presi dent's message—the Philippine tarilj bill, the statehood bill and the railway rate bill. Prominent European statesmen, edu cators and publicists have joined in a petition to President Roosevelt asking him to attempt to bring vo an end the outrages in Turkey. The petition presented by James B. Reynolds of New York. HerRansom By WILLARD MACKENZIE CHAPTER V. The ball was started nud ran mer rily. By sixpences ami shillings aiul an occasional half crown the bidding was run up to three pounds, Three men only were bidding, and presently with a laugh one dropped out. leav ing the contest to the two. Just as Ixcklt was, In burlesque Imitation of an auctioneer, exhorting these two, Neville felt some ono push past lilm anil saw It was l„avarlck. He had come Into the tent in his usual stealthy fashion, and stood. Ills eyes fixed—the left, with the cast, on the girl, the other on the men. Neville disliked the man, suspected him of being the worst scoundrel In the cirnp, nnd instinctively put Ills hand over that part of his coat which covered the nugget. l.avarlck edyed and glided among the crowd until lie had reached the end of the table, nnd with bis left eye still oh the girl, listened to I.ockit and the two men with an Intent expres sion of suppressed eagerness nnd ex citement, and when Kocklt shouted: "Three pounds nine going, going: Ned. you've got a handy parlor maid in the future, cheap as dirt. Going, going!" l.avarlck held up a dirty paw, nnd with a sickly smile nnd assumed Indifference, said: "Three pounds ten!" "Hallo!" exclaimed Locklt, "here's another. Bravo, Undertaker! But ain't you rather premature! it's a live orphan we're disposing of." The roar that followed drowned a faint cry of terror that escaped the girl's quivering Hps but Neville heard It, and Ills face grew pale and his eyes flashed. He pushed aside the men in front of him and stepped forward, "Four pounds!" he said, quietly, but his volce was clear and distinct enough, though low, to be heard by all and there was a ring iu it that caused the' laligliter to stop suddenly and drew every eye upon hiin. The child, after that one glance at Lavarlck, had turned and hidden her face against the breast of the woman to whom she was clinging but she moved her bead and looked over her shoulder in the big gray eyes. "And here's another!" cried I.ockit. "And the Young 'un, too! Cupid ver sus the Undertaker and Ixing Ned! And four pounds! Four pounds! No more shillings, gentlemen. We'll have pounds now. I see that hospital, doc, In my mind's eye, I do." L.avarlek looked at Neville with an ugly sneer. lie knew that the lad had a run of bad luck, that his partner had left the claim in disgust, and he smiled contemptuously. "Well, five pounds," he said. "Six." Seven, eight, ten, twenty, forty. An intense silence prevailed as the bid ding rose. The burlesque had died out of Lock it's manner, and a grim seriousness had taken its place. Every man In the crowd recognized that a change had come over the spirit of the dream, and that what had begun as a piece of fun had developed into terrible ear nest. "One hundred!" said Lavarlck. The crowd exchanged glances of amazement, and waited breathlessly. "Has be got the money? And where did he get it?" ran round. "One hundred and fifty!" said Ne ville. "He's got the money, or he wouldn't bid. He's straight enough, the Young 'un is but where did be get it?" "Two hundred!" dropped from Lav arlck's lips. Quick as thought Neville retorted with: "Two hundred and fifty." Lavarick raised his eyes and looked at Neville with a cunning suspicion. "Is it a game of bluff?" he said. "Is the Young 'un just a-drawlng me out for the fun of the thing?" An angry murmur rose. "I should recommend any gentleman inclined to play that game to drop it," remarked Locklt grimly. "We are serious now. This is business eh, boys?" "Three hundred!" broke In liavarick. "Four!" was the sharp response from Neville. "Five!" snarled Lavarick. Neville bid six. The crowd pressed close to the two men, the excitement became feverish. Lavarick, his face pale and distorted, paused a moment, then aald: "Seven!" Neville was pale. He had weighed his nugget. There was not a thou sand pounds in it say nine hundred and sixty, after deducting the agent's charges. It was just possible tbat Lavarick possessed more—he was a "dark horse"—and would overbid him. He could, see the girl's eyes fixed on him as If she had not power to with draw them, and they seemed to be burning bis heart, and sending fire in stead of blood through his veins. He would save her, If it cost htm every, dunce, every pennyweight, of his pre cious nugget. "Nine hundred!" said Neville. A shout arose. Lockit command ed silence. A dense stillness fell in stantly, and all eyes were fixed on Lavarick.' He turned red, then white his lips opened as If he were about to speak, then with a sinister smile, he turned aside. "Going, goneT' cried Lockit. The tent shook with the roar that rose in a deafening volley, and rose again as Neville grimly unbuttoned his coat and dropped the nugget on the ta ble. The crowd pressed forward with a renewed shout—this time of amaze ment and delight In the dramatic finale. "Bravo, Young 'un! Bravo!" they yelled, and a dozen grimy hhuds were thrust forward toward him. "Tell us, Young 'un, is it your pile, •r Is there more behind?" "When did you get it?" "What's Its weight?" Kwriilt held 'up his hand for silence. Zl He laid one hand on the nugget and beckoned to the bank agent with the other. "I leave It In your charge, Mr. Smith," he said. "Pay for my bid and hand me the rest to-morrow." The agent nodded. The crowd closed round the nugget, staring at it. Neville turned to the group of women, and hold out his band to the child. "Will you come with me?" ho said. The great eyes stared at lilm for a moment vacantly, and with no sign of sense comprehension, then something In his pitying blue eyes seemed to awaken tlie Intelligence which the pro longed terror had numbed and almost slain, and she leaned toward lilm. He took her hand. It was cold as Ice, and quivering like a leaf in tlio wind, but she staggered, and he took her up In Ills arms bodily aiul strode toward the opening of the tent. As he did so Lavarick glided out sideways with a hand thrust in his breast pocket. Neville slung the child quickly but gently over his shoulder, leaving his tight hand free, and quiet ly drew out his revolver. "Go back and stop there," he said. Lavarick, with an affectation of sur prise, shrank back, and Neville passed lilm, and with the child still over Ills shoulder and the revolver still in his baud, went out into the open air. CHAPTER VI. On the night Neville Lynne met Syl via Bond tho House of Commons in London was unusually full. An im portant debate was in progress. In the galleries, in the lobbies and even outside, where a big crowd hung about and waited, there was the peculiar at mosphere of excitement which only political events can produce. Speeches had been delivered by several stars In the political Urmaneut, and perhaps no one of them had attracted more at tention that that of Sir Jordan Lynne. Two gentlemen lind witnessed tne proceedings from the front of the Strangers' Galleries, and one of them, who had scarcely removed his eyes from Sir Jordan's tall, thin figure while he had been speakiug, looked at his companiou with a thoughtful smile. "That man's going to muke his mark," he said to his friend. "Who—Jordan Lynne? Yes, I sup pose so. Clever speech, wasn't it? Do you know him at all?" "Well, I was at Rugby with him," said the last speaker. "But I can't say I knew him. I doubt very much whether any one knows him." "How long has he been Sir Jordan? I've been away such a time tbat I've lost touch of events, you know.'* "How long? Ob, about eighteen months, more or less. Yes, his father, old Sir Greville, died about seventeen or eighteen months ago, and this Jor dan, the eldest son, came into the baronetcy—and the money. Strange history, old Grevllle's." "Tell me," said his friend, as arm in arm they went down the stairs and sauntered on the terrace. "I've beard something about him, but forgot exact ly what." "Well, it's soon told. Old GrevlIIo was an eccentric a man with a mania, you know. Seems that when he was a young man he. fell in love with a girl. She was below him in position, but Greville was mad about her, and notwithstanding that she was engaged to another young fellow, Greville brought pressure to bear—monetary pressure, I expect—Induced or ordered her to break off with her lover, and promise to marry him, Lynne." "i "Nice man!" "Yes. But it didn't come off after ail, for the day before the marriage the girl bolted with her own true love, "That's distinctly good," said the lis tener. "Not so bad. Greville was awfully cut up. Most men get over It in time, and if they don't exactly forget the girl who Jilted them, forgive her. Old Greville didn't. He set himself to work to huut down his successful rival to ruin him, and—did It." "How do you mean?" Inquired bla friend. "Well, I don't know all the details, but I've heard people who were in the know say tbat Greville stuck to the other fellow's trail like a bloodhound, and while professing to be his friend plotted and schemed to effect his ruin. It took years to accomplish, of course, but it was accomplished at last, and Sir Greville had the satisfaction of see ing his rival a broken man and an out cast." "And this is the nineteenth century, I believe?" "Exactly," assented the speaker, "and it's only in the nineteenth century that you can do that sort of thing. The man Sir Greville had determined to ruin disappeared. The wife, I believe, died of grief and anxiety." "Any children?" "Don't know. I fancy there was one, but I'm not sure." "Poor woman! What a fiend Sir Jor dan's father must have been." "Yes, I think he was. According to poetical justice, he ought to have been punished in some way. But he wasn't —at least, in this world. He flourished like the bay tree. Everything he touched turned to gold." "Did be ever marry?" "Yes, he married twice. j.u1s man Jordan Is the son of the first wife, and there's another boy called—called Ne ville. the son of the second." "What's become of him?" "Can't say. It's rumored that he's abroad somewhere. He was at one time Sir Grevllle's favorite son, but our friend Jordan soon altered that. I'm told that he bates the half brother like poison, and tbat he never rested until he had brought a quarrel about between Neville and his father, and got the youngster turned out." "A worthy son of a worthy father!" "Yes. Jordan played his cards very w*IL The estate was a small om, not "V nearly large enough to support the bap-, onetcy properly, and of course old Gre ville could have left his money—It was an enormous pile—where he chose to his second boy, Neville, for Instance. But when the will was read it wa»_ found that Jordan had got the whole of it, estate, money, all, and that Nevlllo was left without a penny. I should think Jordan Is one of our richest men, and, as you say, a man who will make his mark. May be Trlme Minister some day." "Hush! Here he is!" warned the other, and the two men drew aside into the shadow as Sir Jordan Lynuo passed. He was not a bit like Neville. Ho was thin and narrow chested, with a long face and pointed chin. His mouth —lie was clean shaven—was straight and hard tho lips stuck close as 1? their owner were always on guardr Very few persons knew the color of his eyes, for lie had an unpleasant trick of keeping them veiled under unusual ly thick nnd white lids. "A strange face," said one of tha two men who had been watching lilm. "Keen and Intellectual, and all that, and yet there's something about It I don't like. The man looks—yes," as Sir Jordan with his head bent passed them again, "looks as if he weren't at ease as If he'd got something unpleas ant on ills mind." "P'raps he's thinking of that unfor tunate young beggar of a brother of his." "Remorse," said the other. "Hem—** At that moment Sir Jordan raised hia head—"Remorse? No, It looks like—• yes, fear," concluded the observer. They went on their way, and Sir Jordan returned to the House. He sat on his seat with his arms folded, hia head bent down, apparently listening Intently, until the House rose thou he weut out and, calling a cab, dCOY* to Lady Marlow's reception. (To be continued.) A3 TO THE WEATHER. On* Topic of Conversation Which Americana Overwork. Foreigners coming to this country express surprise at the amount of con versation Americans plve to the weath er. They say that we discuss the weather more than any one subject and not only the weather that is, but that which has been and the:probabili ties for to-morrow or iiext week siiys the Indianapolis News. The first hot days of summer al ways bring out the "-weather," and there is a general tone of complaint tbat the sun is hot. Merchant andj clerk, mistress and maid, friend and friend, members of the family, all talk about the weather. Herman Lieber, president of the North American Gymnastic Union, Is a philosopher about the weather. Whenj the clouds threatened he only smiled' and ^ald: "Wo cannot) do anything' about* the weather." His spirit was1 not draunted, nor did bis lips express any regret. Mr. Lieber, however, Is, an exception, and It must be tbat, while be lives in Indiana, be has tho strong fore.lgn nature that has some thing other than the weather to talk about or even to worry about. The "weather" is the first thing, in the morning for the Americans, for by the prospect of the morning sky does he wear bis clothing and does he gauge his temper. The weather man, in bis station, is called up by telephone num erous times, when persons wish to make Inquiry about the weather. Often tbls is a legitimate Inquiry, but quite as often the question is from: mere curiosity, so that the answer received may form the subject of talk. Men, as well as women, and even children, talk in all seriousness about the weather yesterday, to-day, to-mor row's outlook or even go back a week or more to discuss a rain and tell in cidents of being caught out in a down pour, or of "nearly melting" from the heat. There are persons to whom the weather is never agreeable and they take particular care that people shall know it. Be the day ever so bright a summer day, with a delicious breath of ozone, wafting sweet odors that al most Intoxicate, this never-pleased person has some fault to find, while, should there be a suggestive haze at the horizon, that is enough to make his temper even more murky than hydrant water after a flre. It Is the weather, weather, weather, whether fair or foul, warm or cool, the crystalline draft of springtime or the mellow flavor of October. Cnaelflsh. "Why, howdyedo," says the former adorer, meeting the bride. "I am so glad to see you. I must congratulate you and wish you all happiness." "O, that is very kind of you," re sponds the bride, "and I hope you *re sincere." "I am, truly. I hope you'll be as happy as If you had married me.", •..••= :oJ Special Tcrma. "And have you any special terms for summer girls when they come in a party?" asked, the pretty briinette in the mountain "hotel. "Yes, Indeed," responded the clerk, suavely. "And what-are they?" 'Peaches' and 'dears.' -v —-yW-- BUlvil!e Transportation.' Tbe BlUvllle Banner has this Item: "All the trains being late yesterday, we bad to take tbe first hurricane that came along—and it landed us In town six hours before the fart mail."—At» lanta Constitution. Always keep a borrowed book ew* ered with a paper cover while In tiill ii8iv Ar- •*wn It is true that the Amcrlca'A"talks of the weathOr. If lie me^ta ah "ac quaintance in passing and he wishes to appear agreeable, in addition to say ing "good morning" ho adds, "nica day" or "beastly weather," or a like sentence, that is more than the mero morning salutation. When strangers are introduced, or even if they havo not been, the first subject for diajcup slon Is the weather. When women call on each other it is the weather that furnishes the first part of the conver sation and it has been known to fur nish the only subject for an afternoon call.