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Jolld?^?re key]2' parnul? ?M,X "v ?' i# .1.1 inches cach xv?y. braces four and OBf?Sl, ro have f""r <4> s rews lWAtlr^fa'stenld A (jalvaulxed-lron strap to bo llghtlj Also, four hnndred ISU wiF ?ifte?n /iMX'lfes'hl^h ^d^wo^j r^es t' u made of Unit q-.W ^ ttl"kne.s white pine thorouehly seasoned and kiln dried. Efcr;, ?t.-fc?a w ?^?r.hlal ineh iron sl.V.are'seHv.lKe^'s^i'd '?V>j?re Iron sanie site snd style ?s those on sample Ik*. Fach l?ox to have eight <8) corner braces four and ES.h.I?MW^inehe/eaeh Lids to hsre four (4? screws, lightly fa,tfr,(^? * e?l"antie.l iron -trap to l.e plsced on eaehend of U)i \ 1*0 four hundred *400> Iwxea of the f 1 wintf iiie: Thirteen <1S) inches wide nine and ..ne half <9M|) Inches high, two (pi feel lung. n? - ? lde measnreroents lloies to t>e made of hrsl onslltv 4 4 white pine, tlinroiisrhly seasoned ?no kiln titled fre.- from all defects, sueh as sap. shakes knots etc To he flnMred or dovetsIM St corned and well uluel I.ld. to hare two ?2) one III Inch hv two and one quarter i-'.l Inch hat ?"ns icrcw" ,1 on top. Lhls to have two (21 six <?. Inch' chest hinges, also provided with maU?i??le ehe?t handles hut no locks. Lid. to hare four (41 screw * lightly fastened. The abore de?crlhed liojeK to he completed hy the first day of Jn'jr 1f?sl deliTereil ami -toreil In the bo* bouw at the corner of 3d and It streets southwest, and ln^ ? npeled hy a competent lierson to lie appointed hy tC'Terk ITic clerk to We the right t6 Increase the number of boies of each ?i*e snd kind ten per cent or less during th.; fiscal year at contract ?irlce The right to reject any anil all hldals Lrebv reserved. Each lild must l>e accompanied bv a rertlfietl check In the sum of Ave dollar, i$500). drawn to the order of A. Mi Howell. Clerk of the House of Repre*entatlTe?. a? a guar antee of good faith The bid. to lie Indorsed "Proposals fur racking ltoxes. Sample of the Imxcs may l>e seen or any further Information had hr .-ailing st the ,m.-e uf the chief clerk of the Hou?i> ff Representatives. A surety companr ?>ond in the -IIM1 of one thousand dollars ($1.0001 will N- rt -mired for the faithful performance of the contra'- \ M.Ih.WHLL, Clerk House of Uep rescrtsiives. I'nlle.1 St?t-s. nih?-l?w.|t_ m:11." - ? ? ^ FUNERAL OF DR. GILLILAND. After Services Remains Were Interred in Glenwood. Tlie funeral of the late Dr. O. C. GUIiland wa.? held yesterday at the residence of his pnr?-nt?. 616 11th strwt northeast. Amonf? those who attended were representatives ?if the Department of Commerce and La bor. the pension bureau, the Maccabees and the Modern Woodmen of America. Rev. ?J. C. Bacon of Douglas Memorial Church officiated. The Maccabees read their burial service ?t the grave. The in terment was In Glenwood cemetery- Many beautiful tlorul offerings were received. Dr. CilllHand was born near Beaver, Ohio. T>e eirtber 'J8, IKHi. His parents removi-d to llliniils" In 1871. and h<- was a legal resi dent of that state up to the time of bis death, lie was always a student, even in bis childhood. When only fifteen years of age Dr. Oilltland received a certificate and began teaching school, lie pursued this calling until 1891. when he was appointed to a clerkship In the Department of Com merce and l.abor. this city. Mis health de clined front January 1, 1905, as the result of an attack of the grip, which affected his lungs. In October iast he went to Ten nessee to Investigate the coal strikes for the department, anil while in Knoxville he eon traded a cold which resulted in a very severe attack of pneumonia. Dr. Gilllland rallied from this sufficiently to permit his removal to this city January 10 last, but be was constantly confined to his hed. The deceased was held In high esteem, lie was noted for his thorough, accurate and conscientious work. He was a gradu ate of Columbia Medical School, class of 1891. and was u proficient French scholar. Dr F. B. I.awrence of Eldorado, Kan., xva* nominated for Congress at the eighth district democratic convention at Wichita yesterday afternoon. Dr. C. E. Prentiss, librarian of Middle bury College, died yesterday at Rutland. Yt. He was a member or the United States loan commission to London, 1872. and later, at different times, banker and insurance man and clerk In two depart ments in this city, where he also practiced medicine. Do Not Wear a Long Face. There Is nothing that will put you to the front so rapidly In the business or social world a. a cheerful disposition and a pleasant appearance. Py.pep.la 1. the greatest handicap to the cheer ful appearance and disposition that rilst*. In fact. It Is almost a human Impossibility for a man with a severe case of dyspepsia to look pletuant. The continuous, miserable, cast-down feeling t. bound to make Itaelf shown in bis appearance and con rmstloa. Stuart's Pyspepsla Tablet, are the dyspeptic's certain relief. They do the work that hla stom ach 1. unable to do, and by relieving that org.o of tia burdens permit It to regain Ita health and strength and agalu become active and useful In Its functions. JlII druggist, tt 60 cents s hex. THE YELLOW (DANGER THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST WAR. BY M. P. SHIEL. (Copyrljbt, 1698. by B. F. Fenno & Co.) f - ? CHAPTER XVII. The Chinese Iron. The next day John Hardy, at the hour of evening, sat In his corner, watching: his door with a kind of wiid-beast sullenness. His nerves had an instinct of the hour when Sin-wan was due to appear. So sick was his soul with misery after the ordeal of the day before, that lie had eaten nothing since. His food lay untasted on the table. He sat sprawling with disjected limbs on the floor, watching the point of Sin-wan's expected entrance through the fierce and sullen corners of his eyes. He had often had the thought of brain ing Sin-wan with one of the porcelain plat ters. or of strangling him with his pigtail, or with one of the ropes used to bind him self. As he sat there the thought now re curred to him. His brain was in that con dition in which thoughts are no longer semi-voluntary, but seem to come and go at random of their own motion, like winds through the vacant heaven. He had, how ever, sufficient reason left to give no enter tainment to this thought. His chance, if he ever had it. was long past. He was too hopelessly frail now. He sat long, expecting. One of his lan terns went out; then another; In half an hour the third. He was In darkness. Suddenly the lad started as though a sword h-id pierced him. He looked eagerly toward the door; and he said to himself. "No. no." It was tco incredible; he must be mad. "Mad, mad." he moaned, his head buried In his two arms as he rocked himself sl<w ly to and fro with a regular motion like a pendulum. So he went on for about half an hour, his face hidden, with sometimes a moan and sometimes a word. "What have I done?" he said- wearily In the thinnest whine; "What have 1 done?O God, Father, God? * ? ? Hut now I am mad, mad. * * ?" It had seemed to him. as the third lantern went out and left him In darkness, that, at the edge of the door, there was a long streak of semi-light?tliat the door was Oiien! He had sense enough to know that the condition of hts mind was one "far and away removed from a state of ordinary sanity; that his senses were now quite cap able of playing nim tricks. But when, af ter a long time, he lifted his head, there. still before his eyes, was the streak of light. He sprang to his feet, and his pallor of death assumed a hue of even more absolute w:.nnes=. Groping lln pingly along the walls, he made toward the door. Rut, on the whole, it was rather to assure himse'f of the optical delusion which he supposed, than with the expectation of finding the door really open. But the door was, really, open. What made his heart go bumping and bounding within his ribs was the look of Providence?the hint ol' God's finger?In the fact of the lanterns all going out at the very time when the door, by some extraor dinary means, had become unfastened. But though one step meant salvation, and one instant's delay meant death, yet could h i not take the step. The sudden shock of hope?the sudden suspicion of heaven?all but killed him. He dropped back against th" wall, panting, panting, trying with hia right hand to force back the violent gallop ing of his heart. But the instant that he could move, he moved. With wide mouth and gasping chest, he cautiously pushed back the door, and passed through it. Toward what? Toward certain capture? It must not be supposed that he was now ill a mental condition to give this question even a single thought. He went through the open door precisely In the way In which a wild animal passes through the open door of its cage?Instinctively toward lib erty. He lived by moments. At this mo ment he was free; to the next he gave not a thought. He simply walked forward as a stream flows downward?because It is a law of nature. lie found himself In a long corridor; and yonder, half way down the corridor, was a man. The man's hack was toward John; and he was bending down, cleaning a blue glass lantern. It was at this sight that the first notion of the Impossibility of his ultimate escape occurred to Hardy; and with this apprecia tion >f the impossibility, came also the ravenous desire, the frenzied hope. As he slid swiftly back behind the door, and drew It upon himself, he was no longer a mere wild creature of instln-ct. He looked for ward?he reasoned. He waited, fearing worse than death to stir the door. Then he had a sudden horror which pricked him like a goad to action? if Sin-wan came? It was his hour! He very slightly pushed back the door and peeped out. The corridor was empty. He ran now. with the stealthy feet of a man treading on hot embers. His feet were bare and made no sound. He had on a shirt and trousers. But the shirt was filthy, and the trousers flapped In long rags all down his legs. His hair reached to his shoulders. At the end of the corridor was a door. He pushed it lightly. It did not move. He forced his shoulder against It. It was locked. He was as much a prisoner as before, then? Immediately after the first Intoler able sinking of the heart he could not be lieve It. A vague, but real, fulth was in him now. The mere fact that he was where he was proved Providence. He believed dimly that God now was wiHing him to be free, wild as the Idea was. far off as the prob ability might be. He looked round for some means of escape; and there, In fact, was a tall win dow in the side of the corridor, slightly open. He ran to it. and looked down. It opened upon another corridor twenty feet below. Twenty feet! The distance was Infinite. Underneath his flapping rags one could see the red and livid patchwork of his flesh, where It had been nipped and pinched nnd burned and pricked and bruised In hall a hundred agonies. How could he leap twenty feet? It was as dreadf.il to him as to an infant. Like the very aged. l.e was ufraid "of that which is high." But as he looked again he saw a short rope hanging over the window sill by which he could help himself down. And now. at this sight, it is a wonder that some suspicion of the fact that all these Happy chances were only part of another I elaborate torture did not enter his head. But his brain was so preoccupied with the idea of Providence that nothing of the sort occurred to him. With endless pains he managed, with the help of the rope, to reach the lower corri dor- and at once, with the same stealthy trepidation, he set out. running In the same direction In which he had so far come. At the end of this corridor also was a door; and at his push It opened. Now he was in yet another corridor, at right angles to the first and second. In which direction should he turn? He did not < are He would be guided right by the Hand that led him. Away to the right he went with tottering gait, treading on em bers, hugging the wall. If only his heart would cease its awful thumping! Surely, surely, through all that vast building, through all Peking they would hear the echoes of that laboring bosom! So It seemed to him. His white, wide Hps were twisted awry in his effort to take in and expel his noisy ^"as'he ran in this excess of agitation he suddenlv remembered the battle of Shore ham. how he had been cool in the midst of sounding cannon and angry war. Could he not still be so? Was he so much changed. He made a weak effort-a faint self-asser tion of the old John Hardy. But in an other infant lie forgot the effort. It was far trom him. He reached the end of the corridor, and was about to turn to the left, when, there before him, he saw two Chinamen, near to him, talking. They were standing in tho middle of the passage which he had to ' nad thrv seen "nim? Had they not heard tho labor" of his heart? Apparently not; they remained deep in talk. Must he lurk till they moved away? Would they not come his way? Suddenly, behind him. down the length of the corridor In which he stood, he heard a sound. He looked and saw a man ap proaching him. He was between two dan trers. The man's eyes were bent meditatively upon the ground. He came swinging to ward Hardy. , The night bad not yet come, though it I was near. The corridor In which the two conversed was not dark, but it was much dimmer than that in which John stood. It was necessary for him to move?the third man was coming near. He stole forward, inch by inch, sideways, with his chest against the wall, and his face twisted round watching the two talk ers. He came near them?he was opposite to them?by a stretclied-out arm they could touch him. Stealthily he crept, slowly as the move ment of a glacier; he was past them. Ami he was no sooner past them than, with in cautious haste, eager only to he on?to be on?he sped away. During those instants of slow motion he had passed through ail the terrors of the grave. The two men calmly continued their talk; the third came up and joined them. Hardy went onward undisturbed. For quite half an hour he stole forward, all leers and tremors, like a thief in the night, through three halls, over a court yard, along two more corridors, without anywhere meeting any one. The slumberous gloaming deepened. He began to think himself lost in this endless structure, without hope of finding exit. But at last he saw an oblong of distinctly lesser obscurity; he knew that this must be a door of exit from the prison. Could it be true? Was he really about to cscape into the open day?under the sky, the clouds? He leaped forward. And as he did so, a man stood In the doorway, and leaned his back against the doorpost. It was far from light now, but Hardy would have felt the presence of that form and face in the darkest midnight. It was Sin-wan. John was still in full career to make for the door, when his eyes fell upon this man; and like a shying horse he bolted aside. A door, as lie touched the wall, gave way before his pressure. He rushed through, mad to put a world of distance between him and that face. As he hastened for ward. in the dark now, he stepped upon nothing, and tumbled headlong down a flight of stone stairs. He had hardly time to pick himself up i when he heard that some one was behind him, descending the stairs, humming a tune. And he knew that it was Sin-wan. Off he rushed again; and again, in five minutes, there was light. He stood between two walls, about five feet apart, about ten feet long; and at the end of them was a portal, painted green, half open; and be yond tho portal, he saw?trees! He was free! and yet lie shuddered. Be nine! him was Sin-wan, coming", coming; and before him the open gate; but the whole of the space between him and the gate, and between the two walls, was paved with broken glass. There was not an inch of harmless ground upon whicli to place his naked feet But Sin-wan was behind. Hardy stepped forward, and reached the gate, and passed through it, running. Every footprint whidh he left behind now was a footprint of blood. Still onward, panting heart! The hatid w'<h which He leads Is surely rough?but cull, is He not leading? And now for the bridge of marble ahead, which spans the moat. He reaches it, and starts and stops. There, in the middle of the bridge, lean ing over the parapet, looking at the water is a man. 1 his gauntlet ajgo Hardy must run. Crouching against the opposite parapet he crawls forward. His lust to be free is now a thousand thousand times more intense than ever be fore. Every danger that he has escaped has added to his terror, a deeper terror to his hope a wilder frenzy. Like a beast he crawls forward on hands and knees, step by step, without a sound. But as he is exactly opposite the man, the man turns Quite around. Hardy leaps to his feet. They are face to face, and eye to eye. All is over, then. He has been seen. But no! What mean those groping hands, that hesitating step, as the man turns slowly away? Is he blind? Can those eves see nothing? So John Hardy believes. Here, at least, is Providence, and the leading Hand. Away, once more, toward the palace of Yen How, and then down the long avenues to the portal of the "Imperial City." This part of the way he remembers, having passed through it before. Onward, in the shade of the great trees, he limps, leaving behind him his trail of blood. He meets no one. He is under the open sky. Among the leaves sighs the evening wind. He reaches the great portal, and. strange to say, there is no one there. He passes out. He is In an open space?beyond the imperial walls?which properly belongs to the "Chinese City." So far has he escaped. A feeling of abso lute security rushes upon him> and with it an overwhelming, speechless gratitude. He drops to his knees; his face turns upward in an ecstatic agony of love to the skies, washed in tears; out stretch his arms in adoration. But between his eyes and the sky comes a face, and between his stretched-out arms comes a form. He leaps with a shriek to his feet, recognizes the face of Yen How, and faints in Yen How's arms. The slightest possible smile wrinkled the corners of Yen How's eyes "Poll!" he said in English, "it is nothing. Why such a cry as that? It is your own fault, boy. You ought to have known that Providence?if there is such a thing?never works in these outright ways. Yen How's Providence does?but Yen How is a smaller fellow altogether than the Big One above? if He is there at all. Is He there? Is He there? Ah!?may be, and may be not. But just now it is Yen How for you, and not lie. The man cleaning the lanterns, and the men talking together, and Sin-wan, and the blind man?they all saw you, you know, boy, because Yen How put them there to see you. And it is hard to escape from Yen How, whose Ada Seward you have been kissing, and whom you have tried to shoot, lillie English boy. And Yen How is not done with you yet?not yet?not yet. But those English!"?here he ceased to speak to the unconscious form in his arms, and continued his meditative soliloquy in Chinese?"those English! They are just like devils for fighting! Only 150 or 200 of them, they say, at Klao-Cliait. and six weeks gone, and they not killed off yet. Stupid Japanese ship-captains to let them get away in that fashion. However?ah, lillee English kisser"?he addressed John Hardy again?"wouldn't you like to be with the 2'JO white men at Kian-Cfoau now? I think you might be able to play some tricks with their help, too. But Yen How lias you tight?Yen How. the toad, the frog, eh? Stop, though! Isn't there something in your Bible about a plague of frogs in the land of Egypt in the Pharaohs' time? Yes, surely? yes. Well, now, how would you like a lit tle plague of frogs in your land of Eng land, eh? Ah, well, it is near. It is not far off now. * * *" At this point a man appeared; Yen How handed him the limp body of Hardy, and walked up and down a long time that night under the shade of the trees of the imperial avenues. About this time there were two men out side the imperial precincts who ought to have been within them. One was Sin-wan, and the other was the father of Foo-chee, Ni-chlng-tang. Ni-<*lng-tang went to the dwelling of his son. Foo-chee, whom he loved, In order that he might see Foo-chee. and receive from htm the reverences due to a father. And, lo, Foo-chee was not there; and Foo-ehee's booth was deserted. Said Ni-ching-tajig; "Now where can Foo-chee be?" 8in-wan went to the dwelling of his prom ised wife, Ah-lin. to see her, and receive from her the reverences due to a husband that is to be. And lo, Ah-lin was not there. So Sin-wan said: "Now where can Ah-lin be?" Now Nl-cihlng-tang was shrewd, and Sin wan was shrewd. So Sin-wan said: "Ah-lin is not far from the booth of Foo chee." And Ni-ching-tang said: "He who knows how to find Ah-lin is far on the road to the discovery of Foo-chee." And Sin-wan set out to go to the booth of l'oo-chee. and Ni-ehing-tang to go to the dwelling of Ah-Hn. And midway between the dwelling of Ah-lin and the booth of Foo-chee these two men met in the street. The Chicago clearing ljouse committee for liquidating affairs of the Chicago Na tional Bank, of which John R. Walsh was president, offered eastern parties the Southern Indiana and Chicago Southern railroads, which are the principal part of Mr. Walsh's nssets, for 127.500,000. A sale would pay off all obligations, meet the book value of the bank, which wag $242 per share, and leave Walsh $3,500,000. TRAGIC BOYCOTT OF ENGLISH VICAR BpccUl CorrenpoDdenee of The Btu LONDON, February 28, 1906. Since that peculiar system of social os tracism and persecution, first introduced In Ireland, added a new word to the diction ary, boycotting has produced no more trag ic and pathetic story than that which has just come to light through the suicide of one of its victims, a fourteen-year-old girl, the daughter ot the Rev. William Bryant of Stoke Lyne. Notwithstanding his tragic bereavement, which has evoked expressions of sympathy from all over the country, the 175 Inhabitants of that benighted Oxford shire hamlet still continue the boycott of their vicar with unabated vigor. None .of them will enter his church; none of them will do a stroke of work for him, and he has even to prepare his own meals. What renders the case all the more re markable Is the entire absence, apparently, of any good reasons why he should be sub jected to such cruel treatment. The worse that can be said of him is that he has been unfortunate In his domestic relations and did not get along with some of his par ishioners. liven his worst enemies do not accuse hiin of any such moral turpitude as would justify shunning him like a creature accursed. He declares that the boycott Is the result of coercion exercised against the parishioners by some powerful local mag nates who are bent on driving him from his church. And he refuses to be driven. Mr. Bryant is an M. A. of Oxford, a bril liant' scholar and an eloquent preacher. At the two previous livings which he had oc cupied he had given entire satisfaction and at one of them he had established a church institute, where he was wont to lecture on astronomy. He went to Stoke Lyne in 1SS>2. He save offense to some of his parishioners by refusing to permit the school room at tached to the church to be used for smok ing concerts. He wounded the dignity of a charwoman who had been engaged to clean the church, by telling her that he did not consider it good manners on her part to sit down in his presence while he himself stood. He gave offense to Sir Algernon and Lady Peyton by remonstrating with a gov erness In their employ for remaining seat ed during the recital of certain portions of the church service, when it is customary for all the congregation to stand. After that Sir Algernon and Lady Peyton came no more to the church and Sir Algernon re signed his churchwardenshlp. So far as relates to his treatment of his parishioners, In his official capacity, these constitute the most serious charges made against him. No one would venture to affirm that such acts, even if the worst pcssible construction were placed upon thim, would justify the application of a boycott more merciless and persistent than was ever witnessed in Ireland. * * * Apparently it was the Infelicity of Mr. Bryant's domestic relations?matters which are commonly regarded- as a man's own private concerns?which gave the greatest umbrage to his parishioners. He had mar ried a widow with two daughters. It is no ur usual thing for men who marry widows j with children to find connubial life anything but blissful. Just whose fault it was in this case isn't clear, and it doesn't matter much. Both of Mr. Bryant's stepdaughters left him, and four years ago his wife fol I lowed suit. Mr. Bryant thought it was mainly out side interference which hid wrecked his family life, and was injudicious enough to express the opinion, from his pulpit, that scrreone in the parish had done the mis chief. This was the signal for the applica tion of the boycott in full force. The or ganist, choir, parish clerk and all the other officials and hirelings of the church, <}own to the church-cleaner, resigned, and all the worshipers abandoned their pews. The room in which he was accustomed to hold a Sunday school was locked ag.iinst him. After that, save for a chance wayfarer or two who happened to stray In. his own little daughter. Emily, was the only attendant at the church services. She was ten years old when the boycott against him was pro claimed. She shared his lonely life after his servants had left him. She seems to have been a peculiarly precocious aoid sersitive child, and her sympathy with her father, rather than the conduct of the neighbors toward herself, personally, caused her life to be as isolated as his own. She did not go to school because she^ could no* endure to hear what other children said about her father In Wm however She found an able teacher, and made gieat pi ogress in her studies which w ere de signed to fit her to enter the medleal pro fession, but she often complained of the loneliness of her life. She had been prepared for confirmation. One evening?it was the fourth anniversary of her mother s llight from the house?she asked her father if he thought a girl who had prepared for confirmation would go to heaven if she should die before she was confirmed. That night she took cyanide oj | potassium and died. Then it was the vicar recognized the slgi. 'icance of the question. All Stoke Lyne flocked to the inquest, where the tragic story was told. * * * But next Sunday none of the inhabitants of Stoke Lyne went to the church. The boycott wait still on. The vicar tolled the bell himself and alone entered the building, where the dust of many months lay undis turbed on window ledges and pews all save one, the little pew up at the top of the church where poor Emily was wont to eit. The hassock still shows the impression made by her knees as Sunday alter Sun day she knelt there alone to ree lve on be half of Stoke Lyne her father's benediction Impelled by Inexorable law. the vicar went through the service to empty benches. No anthem cheered him and no friendly race was there to chase away the uncom plaining resignation in his tear-dimmed eves. He even preached a sermon to the unresponsive wails. As he began it a stranger entered the vestibule, and, screen I ed by the half-open door, was an unseen observer of the scene that followed. ? If In thin line alone we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most miser able ' 'was the text chosen by the afflicted man, and on it he rounded a little homily Which sounded strangely like an expression of his own blind trust in the Almighty. Suddenly he paused and looked at the empty benches. One by one he scanned them till he looked at the place where the child of his heart used to sit and listen to his teaching. Checking by an effort the sob that rose in his throat, lie resumed his discourse. "It will not be expected," he said, "that I should say much this morn ing concerning her who is in all our thoughts. Only I may remind you that she was to us an exemplification of the truth of our text. It is true that she had hopes in this world. She had hopes and plans and prospects, for her great ambition was t.> serve God and to do good to her fellow men. But then she also looked beyond this vorld." Human nature could stand no more. 1 he poor man's stubborn fortitude gave, way and he burst into tears, but only for a moment. Clutching the ledge of the pulpit with both hands, he pulled himself together and left his child "In peace with Uod. where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." The last prayer read, he stood on the altar steps, and raising his hands to heaven, uttered the beautiful words of the benediction, and a moment later was kneel ing alone In his church, bowed beneath the weight of unutterable woe. His duty done, he locked the doors. For a moment he stood with clasped hands by h's daughter s grave and then passed on to the gray solitude of the vicarage, where he lives an outcast from his people. Capture of Dumfries Castle. Spatial OtMeeratn to The Star. GLASGOW, March 0.?Dumfries has just celebrated the anniversary of the capture of the castle of that name by Robert Bruce, which was the beginning of the war of independence which culminated In the de feat of the English at Bannockburn eight years later. A memorial stone was laui with Masonic rites by the moat of the old castle, the standard of Scotland being broken on the flagstaff near by, and there being a pilgrimage to the site of the nigh altar in the Grey Friar Monastery, where the slaying of the Red Comyn began the war. 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PguFORNiA Fig Syrup (v "" Krfcrv'cTsco, C&l.~~ To Reform English Country Squire Justice Speeinl Correspondence of Tbe Star. LONDON. February 29. 1906. One of tlie much-needed reforms which the new government will take in hand at the be hest of the radical and labor members of par liament is that of the county and borough magistrates, who are resjionsible for bo many travesties of Justice In the name of English law. They are appointed by the lord chancellor, who is supposed to exer cise his powers impartially. For the lust seventeen years, until the liberal party came into power, that exalted office ithe lord chancellor is the foremost lay person In the state after the royal family and of ficially designated as the keeper of the king's conscience) has been held by Lord Halesburv. I,ord Halesbury is a firm be liever in Andrew Jackson's doctrines that to the victors belong the spoils. Rural magistrates get no salaries, but the posi tions are much coveted because of the petty dignity and authority which they confer. Lord Halesbury's appointments have been grossly and systematically partisan. He has packed the benches with tory squires who regard property as the most sacred tiling on earth and consider poach ing a far more heinous offense than wife beating. There are many Church of Eng land clergymen among them, but these reverend gentlemen as a rule display far more zeal in protecting pheasants than in protecting women from brutal assaults. Only last week, for instance, at the Thingoe petty sessions, presided over by the Rev. J. White, aided and abetted by a couple of lieutenant colonels, one John Meadows was sent to jail for one month for poaching. He had been out of work for some time, but that extenuating cir cumstance did not count in his favor, nor did the fact that he had a good character from Ills last employer. At TTsk Theophiius Jones was sentenced to two months' im prisonment for poaching. There were three clergymen on the bench which fined Arthur Wold $12 for "killing a pheasant without a license." For doing the same thing at Evesham a poacher was fined $18 and had to pay costs as well. By way of contrast are cited some exam ples that occurred last week showing tne leniency with which these rural tory solons deal with human brutes who beat women. At Coatbridge George Battles was convict ed of assaulting his wife. After seizing her by the throat and nearly choking lur he threw her down and then stru-k her with a chair, severely injuring her. He was let off with a fine of $15. At Hather leigh petty sessions the Rev. 1). W. Old ham considered a fine of $4 quite an ade quate punishment to inflict on .Dennis Buckingham for langing a woman over the head with a club and damaging her so badly she had to go to a hospital for re pairs. For blacking his wife's eyes and smashing her about the head untii it was a mass of bruises, Arthur Comes, at ; Crewes, was fined only $2.50 and had no ; costs to pay. * i * * "Sleeping out and having no visible means of subsistence." especially If it tie on the property of some country squire that the pooi* wretcli ventures to steal a night's rest under the canopy of heaven, is treated as a far more serious crime than thrashing a defenseless woman. It Is con sidered almost as bad as poaching. From seven to twenty-one days' imprisonment is the usual sentence parsed on such offend ers in the rural districts where the law is administered by tory justices. As the law now stands a man cannot be come a country magistrate unless lie pos sesses property of the value of a v<ar at least. This provision secures the domi nance of the squire, and the reformers are determined that the property qualification shall be abolished. They maln'ain that It places a rich man, as If by divine right, in the role of judge over his poorer i.e'ghbors. It adds to his power of wealth and social influence the power of the law. And how ever tyrannically and unjustly he may ex ercise It. there Is no court of appeals' be fore which the victim can challenge his decisions. Those who lave studied the question contend that the ends of lustlce would be best served by the appointment of mixed benches of magistrates in which no one class predominates. There the squire could devote himself to the protec tion of game and the humanitarian to the protection of humanity. That the squire cannot be trusted to do the latter has been overwhelmingly demonstrated. The new lord chancellor. Lord Loreburn, who was familiarly known as "Bob" Reid before the liberal premier seated him on the woolsack, Is a stanch radical and can be depended on to give his hearty support to any measure for the reform of the coun try magistracy. Anacostla and Vicinity. The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Brazerol, whose death occurred Friday last at her residence. 124 Monroe street, Anacostla, was held yesterday at St. Mary's Church, 6th street near H street northwest, where re quiem mass was celebrated. The deceased was sixty-four years of age, and had lived here for more tfcan forty years. She was a native of Germany. Mrs. Brazerol was a member of societies connected with St. Mary's Church and with the Franciscan monastery at Brooklaod. She la survived by her husband. John Brazerol. and several children. The pallbearers were J;imes \V. Hartley and William Webb of Anacostla and Messrs. Roth. Benrich, Ardiser and Lo eenjo of Washington. The interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery. The special services held 1 ist week In the Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church. Minnesota avenue, have been discontinued. Rev. George M. Cummings. the pastor, last evening opened the special meeting In Crowe's Hall. Twining City, which will be continued tonight and Thursday. Monsignor 'iShem of Wichita, Kan., de livered the Lenten sermon last Sunday at St. Theresa's Church. Washington and Fill more streets. Anacostia. Miss J. Ethel Finotti. the daughter of Mr. Frank M. Finottl. who has been a student at the Polyclinic Hospital in New York city, where she was recently taken 111, Will reach home this week. Rev. Charles O. Isaac, the pastor of the Anacostia Methodist Episcopal Church, who opened his first term as one of the chaplains to the Government Hospital for the Insane Sunday afternoon last, was greeted by a large gathering. NEW PASTOR IN CHARGE. Rev. John Weidly Preaches at Church of the Reformation. Rev. John Weidlv, formerly pastor of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Pittsburg, Pa., assumed the duties of the pastorate of the Church of the Reformation In this city Sunday, and1 at the 11 o'clock service preached his lirst sermon before the con gregation. Mr. Weidly Is a native of Hollldaysburg. Pa., and until he was twenty-one years of age worked In a rolling mill. His acquisi tion of an education did not commence until after he was of age. He studied in a pre paratory school and then entered what Is now the Susquehanna University, then known as the Missionary Institute. Later he graduated from the Pennsylvania Col lege and the Lutheran Theological Semi nary, both at Gettysburg, Pa. His first and only pastorate until he.came here was at Bethany Church in Pittsburg, and he had been there fifteen years when he resigned. Mr. Weidly is a man of middle age and considerable experience In life. Washing ton conditions are, of course, entirely new to him, but he believes the field for re ligious work is ripe, and has high hopes for the future of the Church of the Re formation. "I was delighted with the kind and courteous reception given me yesterday by the congregation of the church," he said yesterday, "and I shall certainly try to do my very best work here in the center of the universe." In his sermon Sunday morning Mr. Weidly preached upon the theme, "The Minister and His AVork," from the text. "I am determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified." His impression of what the real minister should be was given at length, and. he said he based his conception of the gospel on the Bible from Genesis to Revelations. He emphasized the statement that the church today has a distinct mission?the salvation and enlightenment of the entire world and the teaching of the gospel of Christ to those who are Inclined to drift toward worldly things. Dr. Weidiy, with his wife and little daughter, twelve years old, will take up his residence In a few days at 138 C street southeast, about a square and one-half from the Church of the Reformation, which is near the corner of 2d and B streets southeast. , Schooner Medford at Alexandria. The big four-masted schooner Medford, which Is lying it the pier of the Alexan dria Chemical Company, at Alexandria, struck low tides coming up the Potomac Friday last, and as the tug was bringing her through the Mattawoman shoals, below Indian Head, she went aground, almost In the deepest water, and remained there until the tides returned, when the tug floated her and brought her to her destination. The Medford Is one of the largest vessels that has come up the Potomac in several years. When laden she draws twenty-two feet of water. She-is making her first visit to the Potomac. Fined Thirty Dollars. Augustus L. Grime?, who was found guilty by a Jury In the Police Court re cently of illegal fishing In the Little river, was before Judge Kimball In the Police Court yesterday. Mr. Grimes produced an opinion from a former United States dis trict attorney to show that it was then believed that where he was fishing was in Virginia waters. Judge Kimball fined htm *30 in view of the fact that a large number of costly nets belonging to the defendant were ordered destroyed. The fine was paid. Musical Notes. Miss Franceska Kaspar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josef Kaspar, who has made such splendid success as a young soprano, Is spending the month of March In New York, as the guest of Mrs. Francis L. Lor lng and Miss Lorlng In their home on 5th avenue. Last Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Lor lng entertained at tea, the guests being asked to meet Miss Kaspar and Miss Marie Hall, the English violinist. Miss Kaspar has been heard by many of the friends of her hostesses and has made the most pro nounced Impression as an artiste. She was the guest of honor at a reception on Thurs - ?? ^flernoon of Mrs. Maurice KlriBshurr thorK ChalTP?l,K-|0f V" Kreat K,,kMMi a? New RncELlT KvKS^Ury' ut hf*r l'?e In "also visit Itf/ M'SS KasPar Will also \lsit Mrs. !? rnnris Wilson wife of hnm comedian, before she returns to her PaH* ofrvi ??<?"" a Mlow ^ Parts of Miss Wilson, the only d .tighter ?turtle i ? Franc,s Wilson, who wan study ng piona while Miss Kaspar wan studying singing Miss Wilson met he" fate there in M. Huard, a young illus KKine ?nf r^hiUtC KraI>CP' and !lt Tharikn f X! . J this season sh< was married to him at her fathers home in New York. Miss Elizabeth Tyler, the well-known contralto soloist In the ciioir of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, and former]v of the r> ?Lr ii ?l.1' Fatrlt-k s and St Stephen** Catholic ( hurches. won addition i! honors last week and was voted the best debater in her class in the law school of the George Washington University. She was one of the debaters on the affirmative side of the question of congressional action on railroad rates and Bhe made a spffendld argument which not only won her the conUst but gained the admiration of all who heard her. Miss Tyler has hitherto been known only as a musician of much abllin. She la a member of the class of 1908, and has been made president of the class, a still further distinction. A knowledge of Miss Tyler s attainments helps to dispel the Il lusion that musicians know nothing b'tit Jlr. Josef Kaspar spent last Sunday at Ms country place near Bluemont, Va. He will sail on June 5 for Europe, and with Mrs. Kaspar will spend the summer abroad. They will go first to Naples and will be joined in southern Europe later by their young son, Henry Kaspar. who has been In Berlin for several years studying piano under the leading misters there. They will travel for several months, and will visit the former home of Mr. Kr? = par at Prague. He was, as a youth concert mas ter of the orchestra of the Prague <\.nserv. atory of Music, where he received his mu sical education. He and Mrs. Kaspar first met In a concert company, of which sho was the prima donna, after several vara' study abroad, and at the end of the first season they were married and came shortly afterward to Washington, where thev have made their home, and where they have been among the leaders of musical affair*. News Briefs. All?ert Sonnlclisen, a correspondent of the New York Kvenlng Post, who disap peared from Sofia. Bulgaria, recently un der such circumstances that it wa? f.-ared he had come to harm, has been heard from. A sensation was caused at Sioux Falls, S. D., yesterday over the arrest of twenty men and four women suspected of com plicity in or knowing something of the death of Christopher Sven. a farmer, whose home was near Humboldt. S. D., and who disappeared several weeks ago. Joseph Jordan, the Patrick witness who pleaded guilty to perjury, was sentenced to one year and six months' imprisonment at New York yesterday. Jordan had stated that he had not been in prison In Texas, and afterward admitted his statement to be untrue. The case of George Hasty, charge,) with the murder of Abbott Davison and Milan Bennett, two members of a show company, was given to the Jury at Gaffney S C., last night, after a comprehensive large by Judge Memminger. Santa Fe passenger train No. 1. west bound, was wrecked by spreading rails yesterday at Toltex, N. M. Eleven persona were injured, several seriously. Five cars, Including one tourist car, left the rails. J. A. Summers of Albuquerque may die. The others injured were Mexicans. W. H. Macaffee. assignee, by Attorneys Lowrey of Philadelphia and Tomllnson, and Percy and Benners of Birmingham, filed suit at Birmingham. Ala., yestejday for JfWO.OOO against the Atlanta and Bir mingham Air Line division of the Sea board Air Line, for alleged work an i linbor done, and damages for alleged breach oj contract. The Careless Grocer BUTNDKRED. AND Git EAT GOOD CAMK OF IT, A cureless grocer left the wrong package at ? : Michigan home one day and thereby brought a gre^t I blessing to the household. "Two years ago I wa.N a sufferer from si'imacb trouble, so acute that the fffort to digest ordinary food gave me great pain and brought on a rendi tion of Bucb extreme nervouaoeae that I could not be left alone. I thought I ihould certainly b"<om? insane. I was so reduced In flesh that I was little better than a tiring skeleton. The doctors failed to give me relief, and I despaired of recovery. "One day our groceryman left a package of Grape Nnta food by mistake, so 1 tried a dlab for dinner. I waa surprised to And that It satisfied my appetite and gare me no distress whatever. The next meal I ate of It again, and to be brief. I bars "red for the past year almoat exclualrely on Grape Nute. It has prosed to be a most heslthy and ap. petlxtng food, perfectly adapted to the require, menta of ray *y*tem. "It is not only easily digested and assimilated Itself, but I And that alnce I hare been using It I am able to eat anything else my appetite fancies without trouble from indigestion. The stc-niseii trouble and nervousness bare left me, I hare re gained my plumpness and my views of life are no longer dcsjiondent and gloomy. Other members of my family, especially my husband (whcee old enemy the "heart burn' has been vanquished) have also derived great benefit from the uae of Grape Nuts food snd we think no morning meal complete without it." Name given by Pcatnm Co Baltla Creek. Mich. There's a reason. Read the little book "The Itoad to WellvH!e," in pkga.