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V- :t ? \ ;iir.iii'? . of his si?k l?-ave Jim
r- . r.? : to his regiment, station- d at I>??r<b
ii. a !V\v mi!*s from Dinnlngfold. He
f" 1 m' : ition l>:;t little changed at
t! Towers. H' iny's underlain moods mailt1
Jim - visits a ?:<? .. t.'iil pl? )sun\ but since
his llrs: day at I'ont street th? re liad been
J.?> . ' 1 ' ilft "IJ ni> I Ml-ili I* (Mil.
Th? autumn brought with it the ; alamitous
war :n South Africa, and all thoughts
w?r? o:, . i:trat? ii on preparing: the Yeo!i"ir.:y
the < .Mry to h?- ready to join the
T'^ ars In th? Iit !< 1 Jim's services were
T? a ;i> ? !i>t- ?! h\ Henry, and In the orlion
uf th?* county's Yeomanry lie
t" i.? hi; a :iv? forHis work often required
1 i:rn to sj?rv.l days at the Towers.
With th?* passing of the last days of the
old \?ar Henry's moodiness increased; even
J^ady i. izaherh s? em?d hopeless and una1
i- to nv-rt them, and Jim eould see the
1>!::^r disillusionment that Diana daily enrouuter
<1 iMrlng the winter Henry's att.tude
toward l>iana changed; her presence
was nr. Irritation to him. At times he made
? v> ry effort to regain his lost footing, but
Mg.iln Hr.il ngaln h>- forfeited the newly
n.'-i .:red gr.o > wh! ~h her el. money granted.
l>a;. - <>' .ih- ii from the Towers wre now
not ur. ommoti The light gradually fuded
from 1 :v l\!izal?>th's fare, leaving It a
} aunilng gray musk Hut no word was
ppokvn by eltht-r of the women to Jim.
Jtolh w< re ii.d? f itlgalili In their efforts to
relieve the condition of the soldiers freezing
on the African veldt. A fund was
started in the county to be used for the
widows and orphans of the fighting1 men, |
end Henry was placed at the head of It. I
In London the innumerable bazaars and |
fetes given to swell the various funds of re- I
lief wort* the principal functions of the
fa shlona>ble world. Jim. who had Just returned
from a visit to Scotland over the j
holiday season, was standing near a stall ;
lii Albert Hall presided over by Mrs. Hobart
Chichester Chichester Jones. As she
eagerly turned toward him there was no
llnnKl \ - -I - I
iiouui un- .-iiiKi li. (Ill nuuiitll ?* ^ u? j
Ms approlttitlon. A friendship had i
pnrung up lit'twsen them since Jim's return ]
from India, and her frankness amused him.
J' was Sadie Jones' second year In Ijondnn.
end the half of the great houses that had
been denied her the previous year were now
?pen to her and she was a much-sought
%/> rson:ure at their festivities.
Whether this was due to her insouciant
face, with Its tip-tilted nose, or the slight
lisp that made her American accent seem
o fetching her friends could not decide.
Her enemies?and Sadie Jones had them
e! Hattle Creek -declared it was her charming
characteristic of never remembering a
octal slight; of generously forgiving the
i>(Tender and in true Christian spirit offer4n
rr t li" n? 1- - - r < ?
...t, mv uuiM vnrt n j in'v lorgoi wnai Jim
und her sponsors In London could plainly
pee? It was her frankness that razed to the
ground her social barrier. When she spoke
quite frankly of a boarding house her
mother had kept in a mining town where
JJobart Jones had been a paying guest, and
told in picturesque exaggeration of her
starved youth and pitiful hatred of her environment?of
the longing to escape to the
frr^at life of Europe, with its men and women
of tradition- she disarmed the gossips
She frankly acknowledged what was her detra
-tors' store of tittle-tattle. It was a
Unique game and it won.
Jim watched her with tolerant interest as
fhe inv-'lgled a young guardsman into giving
a substantial donation to the cause.
he idly surveyed the scene he wondered
nt IMana s failure to attend the fete. The
I'red w<>men who had been in attendance
Mi'Tf disposing of the remains of their
f:o k The eager crowd that had thronged
the hall and paid a half-crown to be
served tea b> a duchess, or to see a peeress
act as barmaid in rivalry to a popular Rosalind
?>f the stage, was gradually thinning
f > 11 T
Jim started to leave the flag-bedecked hall,
with lis litter of packages and debrisF'r.-wn
floor as proofs of the day's profitable
traffic. Sadie Jones. who had be<n
fK :lfuliy t-iTecilng her sales and keeping
him in sight, untied to him.
"Walt and drive home with me to dinner.
Th> brougham's at the door. I have
n*-ws for > on of 1-ady Kethlll 1 have Just
returned from a visit "
Mrs. Jones lived In a box of a house in
Curz'in street It was a setting especially
?lesig;,-d to suit her small, bird-like personality
Hut Jim's stalwart frame seemed
grotesquely out t>f proportion In the small
French salon. The dinner was an amusing
tett -a-tete with Sadie at her most
vivacious best, telling anecdotes of the
Iilalns she loved
Sometimes 1 long for the smell of the
alkali It chokes one, but 1 find the fogs
fur harder to swallow. I was bred to
Hitherto her descriptions of the prairie
had often made Jim lor.g to set- the country
she paint'-d -so vividly. Suddenly she
turned to Jirn and with quick decision
"I can't understand your Knglisliman's
point of view. Why. In America, if Hoby
Jon?-? had treated me as Lord Kerliill Is
treating his wife, there would be ructions.
Yes. ructlonB," she calmly went on, in answer
to Jim's look of amazement- "Lord
ft'-rnui is your cousin I know, but I^ady
K> rhlll Is an angel. Why don t you do
For a moment Jim could not quite grasp
fcer Irrelevant outburst. Thin he learned
that Diana's failure to appear at the
bazaar was due to days of accumulated
lUixlety at the Towers. Henry had been
away for a week without a word of explanation
to those at home.
"(>f course," Sadie Jones continued as
she leaned back and liuffed her cigarette,
"I know the truth. We all do here in
town. H<* s drinking inordinately and leading
a most flagrant life. An earl may be
a stable boy. I find, and Kerh'll Is certainly
behaving 1 ik one I,ucly Klizabeth
la trying to cover up the situation, und
Lady Kerhill seems dazed by recent I
events "
? >r tVio cl * ' " !
_ *.? ?/x nr-i interest in
I>'. :ia. Jim could have no doubt. 1'nder
1 . r frivolities she had an appreciation of
what was tine in men and women. As
*h? talked she was carefully watching
the effect of her words on Jim; her infctir.
t tad long a*o told her that Jim's
ir.ter?*st In I ' ana was no usual one?how
tinusual she did not care to probe. She
kr ? w that he was the one person who :
might l ave ,tn influence over Henry; she I
also kr; w that by this conversation she
might he stirring up a situation that
w uid f ir fi? benefit her, but she played
the gillie fair. She- was fich?Jim was
almost p.Often she wondered and
J*oj>ed -hu? s far her dr* ams. she knew,
were built a'.une upon her desires.
The\ talked for an<?;: er hour, and when
Jim left t:. <'urz-'Ti street house he promised
Sadie Jones he w?.uld h? e Henry. From
her winded Sadie watched him swinging
down the s>tre? si.? ? <* - 1 -
i i, sf-rve
Plana but *r.?- ask?d. what had she a? - I
eomplis .. -i for h? i>. If? s. . Sighted another
l te ami settled her foot against The I
f? r i. : S was thinking of Jim's fa? as '
) .a i ii-'l In \.' V lit.K ;i'i.i.11 I nana.
Tilt- fir* burned gray. A line of "dead
f {his ' as t:,? 1h>vs at Hat tie <'reek had
<al?d tl half-burr.?d i -igarettes, lay on
tl * h*-ar \s;nxi? a tribute t?? the length of
) ? r r< v? r ? \n??t}.t-r expression <-f the boys
at hom< came back forcibly io her as she
1? ' : ro m and eross? d to her bedeham1
er Af'.er all. sh?- had been "dead game." i
<>ain or lo^s s!.< did not regret her even- I
Irif: s w < rk
As Jim vva'k* i along Pkvadilly he knew '
that Hem y's liaisons were now town-talk. |
It wa- us-!i ss to < -ose his yes to the sus- |
j.leions of the past month. Sadie Jones
r. pr? s? t? d the world's opinion, and what |
she tried t?? warn him about would soon be
nr . ,i.i\ orouK'-l id I'lHIiay Knowledge At
t}.?- club he could lind no ne?s of Henry.
All night he thought out the question of
the wisdom of his approaching ilmry, but
the strength of his determination only
grew us the gray of the dawn ln< reused
Tie following morning lie called at Pont
street, lie foui.it Henry lingering over some
breakfast. A brandy glass ami empty soda
bottle aroused Jim's suspicions, while the
bloated circles under Henry's eyes, and his
yellow discolored skin, were unmistakable
I-roofs of a recent debauch. As Jim entered.
Henry looked up with surprise.
"Didn't expect you back so soon." he
aid, after their strained greetings. Henry
seemed 111 at ease. "Anything up?" he
went on. as Jim didn't speak.
There van a moment's portentous silence.
"Henry," Jim began, very calmly. "I've
jot to speak to you about certain matters." I
Henry, who bad been shlfUuK aooul in
bj Harper & Bro.) ^
his chair, became motionless. His clinchet
lian.ls stra neU purple as lie grasped tlx
! chair rail.
' About the- Yeomanry?work?" he ha!:
' stammered while his eyes "urtively soug!ii
Jim's face.
But Jim who was thinking only of Dlanf
' and tiie difficulty of alluding to Henry's recent
conduct, failed to notice h-s faiterint
words and frigi.tened expression.
"Oh. no?no." he answered. That's golnf
on all right. I hear." He hesitated. Ther
w th a quick breath he said. "It's no use
j I've got to blurt out what's troubling me
I A 1 th*- town Is talking about your life; lis
tlagr.ince, Its Indecencies. I)o you realize
i that it will soon reach Diana, and that
j Lady E izalieth is quivering under the
i strain of a certain amount of knowledge
wiilch she is hilling, and is dreading further
As Jim spoke he seemed to gain courage.
"Don't speak, Let mo have my say," he
quietly commanded as llenry rose and attempted
a blustering manner. "I am the
only man close to Lady Elizabeth and
Diana. For Sir Charles to become aware
of this scandalous condition of affairs
would be disastrous. You know that perfectly.
Now tell me. In God's name, why
you married Di if you wished to lead this
life?" He paused. "Can't you pull yourself
together? it's not t<?o late. So far nothing
definite Is known to either Di or Lady
! T-!-l i v.-i 11*-; h nn.l vnn mnv trust toa " Tit*
I rose and crossed to Henry. "It's all true,
I suppose?what I'm accusing you of?Isn't
It?" There was no answer. He laid Ills
hand on Henry's shoulder. "Tell me that
It's over and that you mean to go straight."
Henry turned. All his rebellion seemed to
have slipped from him. Suddenly he
dropped into a chair and buried his head
| in h:s hands.
"I'm not fit?not fit. do you hear??for Di.
I married her because I loved her. Yes, I
.34.1 D..< .1. . ? ...1 .> i* 4 ? d?t. ?
uiii j>t?u uuu i I\ uu w n i.di 11 10 IVJ upni
dally the devil's desire. God! what do you
know about it? I am lit the meshes. I
have sunk lower and lower. You want to
know about this woman the world links
with my disgrace. Well, I tried to break
with her when I married Di?I swear 1 did?
but I can't. She is like a dog; that one has
grown attached to?you can't tling it out of
your life completely. There has always
been a wall between Diana and me. I tried
in the beginning to reach her, but she's
afraid of me?I know it."
As the torrent of words choke! him. he
stopped with a quick passion of agony. He
was sincere In this confession of his weakness;
Jim could not doubt him, though he
was astonished at the admission. He had
expected Henry to assail him with hard
words and insolent denials. The acknowl
r. na otinciwug. JICIIIJ IlieCIiailIcally
took some brandy; he seemed a vibrating
bundle of torments.
Jim watched hhn closely. "I don't want
to preach. Henry." he said, "but when you
stop that"?lie pointed to the half-empty
Husk?"you'll have half conquered yourself,
and the rest will be far easier. This drinking
will pull you into days of horror, days
that would mean desolation to us all."
He hesitated. Henry crossed to the chimney
and leaned against it with his back to
"There is every chance for you," continued
Jim. "In three months you can have
regained your place with Di, and think?
think what it would mean to your mother."
Henry did not move; his head was resting
on his outstretched arms, lying across the
mantel edge. The broken figure of Henry
touched Jim deeply. "It's all right, old
man. We'll forget this. Forgive m;- frankness.
but. after all, your Interests are mine;
your mother and your home w^i-e minr and
Di?was like a little sister, so I had to
speak. I'll not say another word. I'm oft."
And almost before Henry could realize it
Jim had left him?left him with the dull
burning in his heart and brain.
So Jiin knew. It had been a relief to acknowledge
his pent-up remorse, but he was
more deeply involved than his cousin suspected.
Jim knew but half; the other half.
With 1?S !i? *
u>. .u>, Uivaucu Ulfltuvn>, WiliKI'U
ever beside him. lie made a sudden rush
to the door as though to recall Jim, to unburden
himself and be saved, but the momentary
impulse died. He stumbled heavily
into a chair; it was useless. He alone could
save the situation, and t'. half that Jim
knew would be bitter enough to face in his
daily companionship with him.
Autumn came, with its heather-clad hills,
but Knglarid rejoiced less than usual in the
beauty of the great flower-garden which
the entire country-side resembled. Over it
all hung the tragic symbol of war. The
call of Africa for men had been appalling.
In the park of the Towers a detachment of
yeomanry were encamped for a fortnight's
training, and the restful beauty of the
place for days had been broken by the firins:
maneuvers of th*1 iii
was quiet, with only the sounds from tinmen
in their tents faintly reaching the
Towers. Henry was giving a dinner to the
officers in command, and coffee was being
served In the garden. A flaming border of
evening primroses were opening their yellow,
cuplike blossoms. In the distance a
boy's clear voice was singing:
"Ob, Tommy, Tommy Atkins, you're a good 'un.
'fart ami 'and,
You're a credit to jour country and to all your
native land."
Lady Elizabeth had gathered a house
party to see the afternoon maneuvers and
to remain for the dinner. The bishop leaned
back in his chair tnd folded his hands over
his apron; his short, lean legs were
stretched out comfortably?the Kerhllls
knew how to entertain the church, he wits
convinced. Near him sat Sir John Applegnt>
and Mrs. Chichester Chichester Jones.
Close to a great bed of white pansies, with
scarlet standard roses gleaming like sentinels
over the delicate white blossoms, were
Mabel. Diana and Mr. Chiswlck, the young
ascetic curate. Henry, who was standing
near l^ady Elizabeth, kept his eyes moodily
on the ground. Sir Charles, with a
heavy shawl wrapped around him, was
stretched out in a long basket chair.
The air was so still that the moving of a
bird In its nest or the rustling of a leaf
disturbed its silence.
"God bless yon. Tommy Atkins ?
Here's a country's ealtli to you."
The voice ceased.
Sir John had been telling a story to Mrs.
Jones of the mule who drew a pension from
the American government
"Heard that story in America. Rather
good, eh, Mrs. Hobart Chi " lgnominiously
he stood stricken by the American name.
The bishop, seeing his bewilderment, turned
H.HU wnisperea trie dreadful cognomen.
As Sir John finished the broken
sentence there was a quiet laugh.
Henry leaned over his mother. "Mater,"
he said, "don't you think that Mrs. Hobart
Chichester Chichester Jones would make
a ripping match for Jim. I wish you'd try
and make an opportunity to help it along."
As he spoke he already saw the gold
from the Hattle Creek mines pouring into
the coffers of the house of Kerhlll. Lady
Klizabeth looked up with sudden comprehension.
The American was charming, her
look reassured Henry.
"Most assuredly. I'll do what I can."
From the drawing room came the sound
of music. An Impromptu dance had been
ai ranged by Diana for the young people,
who wre beginning to arrive. At a message
from Bates she quietly went toward
i the open casement to meet her guests.
Henry followed.
As the others started to follow. Sir John
and the bishop held a whispered consultation.
Then the bishop, bursting with
importance, turned to Sir John and said:
"Shall we take the ladles into our confidence,
Sir John?"
uy iiu nii-aiiK, bishop; yes. do."
Mabel and Xlrs. Jones joined In the supplication.
"Kerhill's brother officers," the bishop began,
"have purchased a very beautiful loving
cup in appreciation of his work for
tiie fund, which we have arranged to present
tomorrow afternoon to the earl."
"Oh. how charming, and what a delightful
surprise!" Lady Kllzabeth said. These moments
of Joy in Henry were rare events in
her Jstence.
"But." said Sadie Jones, "isn't Oapt.
James Wynnegate to get a loving cup. too?"
Sir John answered. "Oh, he's only the secretary
of the fund."
The waltz tune, with Its enticing beat,
grew louder and louder, and soon the garden
was deserted by all save Sir Charles,
who remained there absorbed In his
IMana. having seen her guests dancing,
and fearful that her father i.jlght remain
too lonK In the garden, hurriedly returned
to him She stood In the open window and
tenderly watched the closely wrapped figure.
The moonlight intensified bis pallor;
j it had h en an event that he should come
to them that night. She saw him smile.
I "Wei!, father," she said, "are you having
i a happy time?"
He r<'se and drew her close to him. "My
dear child. I can"! tell you how much this
has p'eas>d me It is a gnat Joy to me
to know that my daughter is married to
t!< distinguished heal of one of our gr at
families, a man so loved, so honored?a
pillar of society, mid a bulwark of the em
Never for a moment had he suspected the
misery of Diana's marriage. Not a quiver
of emotion showed on her calm fae^ as
she drew her arm intc his and t,aid, qu'.etiy,
j "Yes, father.''
"1 haven't forgotten your opposition to
1 this match," Sir Charles continued, "al.
i though I dare say you have, my dear, and
; I am naturally pleased that events have
f i vindicated me. Your husband cuts a noble
[ j figure in the world, and I am grateful be|
yond words to see you so happy."
t | As Diana gradually led Sir Charles from
Ills seat to the house, sue again answereu,
, "Ves. father."
During the past months her life had
, grown more dreary. If It had not been
| j fur Jim?dear Jim?what would she have
I done? Her fragrant mind had r.ever been
i disloyal to Henry. Often she had long <1
| : to go to her father, but h.-r solicitude for
_ liim prevented her from bringing disaster
to him. As they reached the door Lady
; Elizabeth called:
"Have you se?n Jim. Plana?"
Jim had been down in the park doing
some service for a sick trooper; Diana
explained this to Lady Elizabeth. He had
promised to return In time for the dancing.
"By the way, my dear," Lady Elizabeth
began, "if you get an opportunity. I wish
you would say a judicious word in praise
of Mrs. Hobart Chichester Chichester
' Jones. Jim. you know, sets such an extraordinary
value on your opinion.''
A quick feeling of dislike tilled Dianawhy.
she could not explain.
"What do you wish me to do?" she said.
"Praise her American accent or her American
money?"' Before she had finished the
sentence she was ashamed. She really liked
Sadie Jones; the sneer had been unworthy.
She was about to retract her words when
? : i : ?11-- ? Ka o-Qf/lon TVn 1 lr
Jim liurn^uij vajuc up mv ..
As she entered the library with Sir Charles
lie called:
"Don't forget our waltz, Diana."
"I won't, Jim."
Lady Elizabeth sank on to the stone
bench. She watched Jim, whose eyes were
still following Diana's receding figure.
This was the moment in which she might
serve Henry. In the music room Sadie
Jones was singing:
"Tout laase, tout passe "
Jim began humming the tune: he crossed
to I^ady Elizabeth and lightly put his arm
about her as he said:
"Well, auntie mine?"
(To be Continued Tomorrow.)
Base Ball, Racing
and Other Sports
(Continued from Ninth Pago.)
hits Davis. Gaffield, Lay. Stolen bases Ehlers,
Grant. Merrill. I*ay (2j, Wliltlng (3), America. Hit
bv pitcher? Ky Merrill. 1. Wild pitches?America,
Merrill (3). Passed balls-Billingsley. I>lrk. Umpire
Mr. Schoudau. Time of gauie?1 hour and 45
The table In the trotting and pacing
races was as follows:
Class A ?
Fair Nancy (Mr. Rupert) 3 2
Robin liood (Mr. Morrow* 1 1
Harry Madden (Mr. Good a ere) 4 4
The Duke (Mr. Chambers) 2 3
Class R ?
Edna Chimes (Mr. Wreen) 0 4 4
Edith Knight (Mr. Potts i 2 0 0
May Queen (Mr. Good a ere) 4 11
Manners (Mr. Oppenheimer) 3 3 2
Aleck (Mr. Steubenen 3 2 3
Mat<-h trotting race?
Oak Wilkes (Mr. Morrow) 1 1
l'atrice McGregor (Mr. liyan) 2 2
The officials were Messrs. John H. Gheen
and H. Oppenheimer, judges; John H. Kelly
and Dr. J. D. Robinson, timers; B. F. McCaully,
starter, and Ij. D. Sale, clerk.
One of the largest crowds in its history
was present yesterday at the opening of
the tenth annual exhibition of the Orange
Horsemen's Association at Orange, Va.
The stock shown is aiso of tlie best
thoroughbreds that have been put on exhibition
at that place.
A grand concert was given last night
under the direction of Mrs. I. H. Gray by
artlsts from Washington, New York and
Colt, class 1?(J. T. Marshall, Orange, first and 1
second; Mrs. Allen Potts, Cobban), third; Archie <
Carpenter. Orange, fourth.
Colts, class 2- l.ady Lillian. Mrs. Allen Potts,
first; Pluto. Montpelier stock farm, second; Montpelier
stock farm, third and fourth.
Brood mares Cornelia, T. J. Crean. Orange, first;
Pattie, T. J. C'rean, second; Belle. T. J. Crean,
third; Pearl, Wallace Sanford, Orange, fourth.
Heavy draft Piuto, Montpelier stock la-in, Orange,
first; Fralola. Mrs. Allen Potts, second.
lloadsters- Beaumont and Snowden, Frank B.
Guest. Orange first; Lady Gray and gray bay. W.
S. Grimes, Orange, second, Presto and Pedro. N.
W. Mercereau, Staunton, third; .Snap and Jack, W.
L. Morris. Orange, fourth.
Galteri saddle?Daintv J. B. McComh Somerset.
fir^t, Bush, Sunbright stock farm. Brandy, third;
Blue Bell. W. C. Dickinson, fourth.
Horses eligible to become hunters?Planet, II. G.
Cowherd, Gordonsville, first.
Green hunters?Willow King, Julian Morns, Keswick,
first; Pretty Maid, Mrs. Allen Potts, second. J
Elsa, Springfield farm, Gordonsvllle. third; Scrobut.
Mrs. I). 11. Henderson, Millwood, four in; Majesty,
Julian Morris, fifth.
Horses in harness?Parader, Garber & Garber,
Harrisonburg. flrHt; Burlingham, A. It. Howard,
Fredericksburg, second; Jewel, Garber & Garber,
third; The Middleman, T. F. Keane. Washington,
i'ark saddle--Sarnla, Julian Morris, Keswick,
first; Majesty, same <?wner. second; Monte Cristo,
(iarber & Garber, third; Victory, H. O. Lyne,
Orange. fourth.
ltoadsters?Presto. M. W. Mercereau, Staunton,
first; Pedro, same owner, second; Snow.Ion. F. 15.
Guest, Fredericksburg, third; Eagle Crcul, Sunbrigiit
farm, Brandy, fourth.
Corinthian class?Keswick, E. H. Wentherbee,
New York, first; I'avhl Gray, Julian Morris, second;
Black Socks, Springfield farm, tnlrd; Tarnpier.
Julian Morris, fourth.
Tandem?Lady Gay and Gay Lass, Gart>er &
Garl?er. first; W. S. Grjmes, Orange, tecond; T.
F. Keane, Washington, third.
Ponies in harness?Chieftain, Miss Mai Ian I>upont,
first; Kuby, Miss Marlun DujKmt, second;
lncapricetive, Sunbrlght stock farm, Brandy, third;
I>uffadee, Mrs. Allen Potts. C-obham, fourth.
Hunting class?Julian Morris, first; J. N. An
drews, Somerset, second; Springfield stock farm,
third. Sprlnjftield stock farm, fourth.
I'ark saddle Irish Rose. E. 11. Weatlierbee, New
York, first; Radiant, Mrs. Allen 1'otts, becond;
Piedmont, N. F. Jones, ltapldan. third.
Horses In harness?(Jarber U Garber, first; A. R.
Howard, second.
Middle and heavy weight hunters--David Gray,
Julian Morris, first; Tampler, Julian Morris, second;
Harkaway, Mrs. Allen 1'otts, third; Willow
King. Julian Morris, fourth.
Tomahawk Hunt and Blue Run Hunt?Rucklands,
Wallace Sail ford. Orange. flr*t; Miss English.
J. N. Andrews. Somerset second; ller Grace.
Springfield stock farm, Gordonsviile, third; Nedra,
N. Daniel, Culpeper, fourth.
Combination harness ami saddle horses- Radiant,
Mrs. Allen I'otts, first; Maid of the Oaks, Julian
Morris, second; Monte Crlsto, Garber & Garber,
Harrisonburg, third; Red Devil, H. O. i-vne. Orange,
I'oiiies under saddle- Barbara, William Dupont, i
Jr.. first Final). Miss Allen Gray. Orange, second; '
Midget. William Dupont, third; Dinah. Master
Leslie B. Gray, Orange, Vs.. fourth.
NEW YORK. July i!5.?A meeting of the '
state racing commission was held yesterday
to consider the application of the Empire 1
City Trotting Club that the rules of the 1
Jockey Club be so amended as not to 1
make "outlaws" of owners, trainers, Jockeys
and horses participating in the running .
meeting that will be held on the clubs i
course at Yonkers, beginning August 8. :
Both sides handed In briefs and after these
were considered Chairman Wadsworth of
the commission said:
"In view of the formal declaration of the
Jockey Club to us that it did not purpose
arbitrarily to discriminate against the Empire
City Trotting Club, it was not deemed
necessary by the commission to modify the
existing rules of racing at this time except
! In respect to the use of tlio word 'license'
in certain rules where such word was inaccurate
and would Indicate an apparent coni
flict of authority between the commission
I and the Jockey Club and In one or two
other minor respects."
The means that the Empire club will
be able to hold Its meeting without those
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persons participating in it Incurring the
llsfavor of the Jockey Club.
Victory for the Twining A. C.
In a one-sided game of hase ball at I^anglon
yesterday the Twining Athletic Club
lefeated the St. Boniface Club by the score
>f 18 to .'t. The feature of the game was
he pitching of Rupertus for the winners.
The Twinings would like to arrange games
with all teams averaging lt> to 17 years.
Address challenges to E. E. Kuppert, manner,
261 N street northwest.
Petition Filed Asking for Pardon or
Commutation of Sentence.
The Department of Justice has received
:he recommendations of the United States
ludge and district attorney of Baltimore
in the application of Miss Bessie L. Bond
for pardon or commutation of sentence.
Miss Bond is serving a five-year sentence
n Baltimore for counterfeiting, and a petition
was filed with the Department of
Justice askinf for pardon or commuta
;ion 01 eemerice. ine department, ronowng
the usual rule, referred the application
to the trial Judge and attorney for recommendation.
It is understood that these officials
have recommended a pardon, stating
their belief that the young lady has been
sufficiently punished. It is not known
whether the Attorney General will pass
upon the case In his vacation or defer
ax-tlon until later. After he has made
recommendation to the President the latter
will act. |
Miss Uond, a young woman of excellent
ramily and reputation, was employed as
a /> 1 ft 1'If In o mifleinnafv ArCa ni?ro A a
treasurer of one of the branch societies
she collected something like $100. She
thoughtlessly spent most of it on frivolous
things and when called upon by a minister
For it did not know what to do. She thereupon
took a $10 note and raised it by expert
penmanship to tllKI, handing it to the
minister, who did not discover the spuriousness
of the money until later.
Experiments in Progress With a View
to Improve tne Stock.
As a result of an investigation under
Postmaster General Meyer's direction of
complaints from all parts of the country
regarding the quality of paper used for
postal cards, a change has been made in
the business managers of the postal card
factory at Rumford Falls, Me., and in the
government agent at that place.
Experiments are in progress with a view
to improving greatly the postal card paper
stock. The Postmaster General has announced
his de-termination to remove all
Just cause for complaint, but that It will
take some time, as the present stock of
postal cards In post offices must be worked
off before the new supplies can be furnished
to the public.
The quality of paper for stamped envelopes,
it Is also promised, will be bettered.
Nearly Four Times the Appraised
Value Offered.
Ten bids have been received at the Navy
^Annpi rruint f<?r nil rc ha.se of the nld
wooden sloop-of-war Marloiv, now lying at
the Mare Island navy yard, California, recently
stricken from the naval register as
unfit for naval purposes. The Marlon was
built by the government In 18871-1876 at
Klttery, Me., nnd lias rendered creditable
service In all parts of the world. Her most
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second time that this vessel has been offered
for sale at public auction. She was
originally appraised at JKI.&UO, and only
[ one bid was made?that of Olsen & Co. of
I Vallejo, Cal., at t2,WI0. That bid was re|
jected and the vessel was reappraised at
The bids just received under the reappraiseinent
were as follows: M. L?. Jiaitman
of San Francisco, at $3,60f>; the Western
Machinery Co. of Oakland, Cal., at J7,725.80;
Thomas Butler & Co. of Boston, at $0,755;
Olsen A Co. of Vallejo. at C. E. Boudrow
of San Francisco, at 10.200; J. M.
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Co of San Francisco, at C. E.
Greenwood of Vallejo, at W Boole
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The highest bid is that or C. E. udrow
of San Francisco, at $0.200,-and as it is
nearly four times more than the appraised
value it will undoubtedly be accepted by the
finding Claimants for Letters Written
Long Ago.
The Post Office Department has succeeded
in finding claimants for nearly all
of the thirty-seven letters which were recently
returned from Mexico, where they
had been held more than thirty years. In
many cases either writer or addressee, and
In a few instances both writer and addressee,
had been dead for years, and the letters
were delivered to surviving relatives.
The letter with the most interesting history
was mailed at Lavirk, Norway, November
18, 1875. addressed to a sailor at
Minatltlan, Mexico, where he had gone
when a boy of eighteen years. When the
letter reached Mexico the addressee had
gone to South America, whence he later
returned to Norway without having received
the communication. A quarter of
a century ago lie came to the United
States. During all these years the letter
had remained in the Mexican post office,
and when it was turned into the division
of dead letters it was sent to the place of
origin in Norway, and from there back 10
this country, and finally delivered to the
addressee at Stanley, Wis., where he Is
a prosperous citizen with a family.
Surprise at the Comparatively Small
Registration in Manila.
The bureau of Insular affairs has received
by cable information from the governor
generalof the Philippine Islands that the
returns from registration preparatory to
the election for members of the Philippine
assembly, which will take place on July
30, seem to Indicate a falling off, as compared
with 1006. In Manila the total registration
was 7,002, of which number s<5o
.were Americans.
This will be the first opportunity which
the citizens ^f Manila have had to vote, and
it is. of course, impossible to compare this
registration with the registration for prior
periods, but in 1905 the province of Pampanga,
which has but H.000 more civilized
Inhabitants than the city of Manila, the
total registration was tt.641, and in I'angasinan
province, which has a civilized population
of 3S?4,C>16, as compared with 210,028
for Manila, there was a registration of
0,716; and in Hlzal, the province nearest the
city of Manila, of there was registered
5,327 voters.
The small registration In the city of Manila
is quite a surprise. It was very generally
expected, In view of the far greater
number of peoule In Manila who possess
the necessary educational qualifications for
registration, that the registration In that
city would be very large, especially in view
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Pabst at Milwaukei
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Pabst Brewing Co.,
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of what was supposed to be the great Interest
taken In the coming election. The total
registration In 11)00, excluding the city of
Manila, In which there was no election, as
the city 1s governed alter the manner of
the city of Washington, by an appointed
board, was 123,2!M.
Woman Who Attempted to Assassinate
Russian Oeneral Dispatched.
MOSCOW, July 25.?With the observance
of the greatest privacy, Mme. Fromkina,
who in March last attempted to assassinate
Gen. Rheinbot, the ex-prefect of police,
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and who In May made an attempt to murder
the inspector of the pul'.tlral ptlHua
! here, wounding him with a pistol whlcfr
had been mysteriously smuggled Into her
cell, was hanged In this city at sunrlB*
The authorities made every effort during
the past fortnight to persuade the woman
to plead for the mercy of the emperor, bat
this she nhatlnat?lv refused to do. Her
parnni.s interceded^ wTth the fhronfe In Tier
behalf, but their efforts were unavailing
Mme. Fromkina was not chargrod with
actual murder, but accused of making several
ineffectual attempts to kill officials.
It is believed that her mind was unbalanced
and that she suffered from hysteria.
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mity/'' "King'"
rs ? one, a marwho
was so
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tiey Bigelow
11 Ford
;ertaining writers in t
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