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FIRE 91 TROY. I. V. Partial Destruction of the Troy Club House By an Early Morning Blaze TWO PROMINENT TROY LAWYERS AND A BUSINESS IRAN DEAD. T. Clnuuli. N«*nfor of flit* Iteiift M“lnpr i «i 11 ii t > llnr. n ml \\ illlima Shnw, IIaiiiI of ii Pmmlnrnf l.nw Firm. StifforntHl, » ml Hen. W. Klniie> lliirneil to Heath. Troy, N. Y., Deo. 31.—Moses T. Clough. the nestor of the Rensselaer county bar. and the las! survivor of the class of 1848 of Dartmouth college; William Shaw, head of ;he law firm of Shaw, Bailey A- Murphy, and Benjamin W. Kinney, manager for the Fuller barren company, ot Boston, lost their Jives in a fire which partially destroyed tit? Troy club Wednesday morning. Al though the doomed men were seen at the windows, nothing could be done to , *ave them, so dense was the smoke and to rapid the progress of the flames. Edward Capetifier. of New York, was taken from an upper window bv the firemen and removed to a hospital, wheie he is recovering from the ef fects of smoke inhaled. He was in town preparing for his marriage with a young society woman of the city. His escape from death was regarded as one ttf the remarkable features of the fire. All the persons killed were occupying rooms on the upper floor of the club building, which is four stories in height, and it was this part the flames attacked first. The victims had re tired about ten o'clock, and were sleep ing soundly when the alarm was given by the employes. An effort was made at once to reach the sleeping apart ments but the progress ol the fire had been so rapid that the help at hand could not make their way to the top floor. The fire is thought to have been raused by a lighted cigarette being thrown among some combustible ma terial. The club house was built ten cr twelve years ago at a cost of half a million dollars. The loss by fire will reach 855,000. Mr. Clough was 89 years of age and Mr. Shaw was nearly 70. Both resided at the club, at which Mr. Kinney and Mr. Carpenter were guests. The police report that while the fire was at its worst a man was discovered trying to set fire to the building at the corner of Broadway and Fifth avenue, occupied as a news stand. The man escaped. It is not believed, however, that the club house fire was of incen diary origin. WRECK IN MONTANA. The Overland I.lnitted On llir North ern 1’ncAIAe llemlled at Tu» cor, Mont, Seattle, Wash . Dec. HI.— A message from Sand Point, Idaho, says: No. 4. overland limited on the Northern Pacific, was wrecked at Tus tor, Mont., a flag station, just over the state line. Wednesday morning. Seven cars were derailed, but no one was in jured. The cause of the wreck is supposed to have been a broken rail. The North Coast limited, westbound, will be de layed 12 hours. CHINESE HAVE PROMISED. Chine*? ( «pj of Trent) iw Soon to lie ft'o r it r«l e<t to \\ KNliiiiKtun for IIat i tien t ion. Pekin, Dec. 31.—The Chinese gov ernment has promised United States Minister Conger to soon forward the Chinese copy of the treaty to Washing ton. for the exchange of ratifications. It is necessary first to obtain the em peror's ^eal. After the treaty is rati fied. the opening of Mukden and An tons to the commerce of the world can be pressed. The Atlantic Irai titii^ Squndrun. Pensacola, Fla, Dec. 31.—The At lanta training squadron, under com mand of Rear-Admiral Wise, reached here, Tuesday, from New Orleans. All vessels dropped anchor off the navy yard after an exchange of salutes, and immediately began coaling. eccrctiipj It<■■<•*» Unuitliter Drntl. Springfield. Ill . Dec 31.- Mrs. C.ilbert McCoy, daughter of Secretary of State Rose, died at 11:30 Tuesday night, at St. John's hospital. Mrs. McCoy was operated upon Sunday night for appen dicitis. « tin rued With I'tmlia-zs.lciiifnt. St Louis. Dec. 31.— lsadore Richards, formerly manager of a summer hotel At Meramec Highlands, has been ar rested on complaint of Marcus Bern leimer, who charges Richards with em bezzlement. VI *• II-K now n Actor Demi. rin<ago. III.. Dec. 31.—Jerome Sykes, ?fce well-known New York actor, wha %a.« been playing the leading part in "The Billionaires," died of pneumonia, Tuesday night, at the Stratford hotel tfter a four days’ illness. I Minnesota I’luui'rr Dead. St. Haul. Minn.. l>ee. 31 —Herman Trott.who had lived in Minnesota near ly half a century, and was an active fac tor in the development of the railroad interests of the northwest, died, Tues 4sy. aged 74 years. OTHERWISE OX OTIC ED. The Illinois tax rate has been fixed at 52 cents on the floit. Miss Frances Inez SticUney, a well known violinist, is dead at St. Louis, after a long illness. W. H. Yoakum, brother of the presi dent of the Frisco Railway Co., was dangerously stabbed at Balias, Tex. An electrical engineer at Chicago rroposes to prevent railroad collisions by the use of wireless telegraphy. A thunderstorm, with snow, hail and a terrific gale, Tuesday,greatly alarmed the inhabitants of Newport. It I The new Panama company at Paris bars the representatives of Colombia from the meeting of stockholders. The hearing in the Smoot case in Washington will he governed largely by the reply of the senator to the charges preferred. 1 he St. Louis board of engineers has revoxed the license of Engineer For man of the Transit company on ac count of the recent fatal explosion. Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria was slightly injured by a fall. Tuesday, the news of the accident creating much alarm at Vienna Three men have been arrested and lodged in jail at Carlyle. 111., on the charge of killing Gerhard Braahlmann at Damainsville. Miss Ethel Hovel), of Birmingham, Ala , heiress to a large fortune, has disappeared mysteriously from Meri dian, Miss., where she was visiting. King Oscar of Sweden is to be the recipient of a beautiful box containing interesting facts and photographs ap pertaining to dedication of Swedish pa vilion at World's fair. The Citizens’ Industrial association of St. Louis offered a reward of $100 for the arrest and conviction of any one guilty of violence in Interfering with non-union men. The secretary of the interior will rec ommend that congress give his depart ment supervisory control of the lease and sale of lands in the Chickasaw na tion. President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor strongly advises union labor to resist wage reductions and urges employers not to force the issue. Gen. Black is to be chairman of the interstate commerce commission. His associates in the body yield him the position on account of his length of public service. Japan warns China to resist Russia in her attempt to force an agreement legalizing the occupation of Manchuria. It is thought Russia is showing some signs of weakening. Witnesses before the grand jury at Kansas City, Kas., charge that mem bers of the board of education solicit ed bribes from teachers to insure their reappointment. The Westinghouse company has bought a railroad for $6,000,000, for the purpose of showing, experimentally, the advantages of electricity as a mo tive power in freight and passenger service. Ilnnk 4 axlilcr n Siilciilc, Minot, N. D., Dec. 31.—W. C. Put nani, aged 50 years, cashier of the bank at Lansford, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The af fairs of the bank are said to lie in good condition. Tin* _____ Stations. 1 ‘ittsburg Cincinnati . St. Louis . Kvansvilk*. Memphis . Louisville . Cairo .. N» w Orleans — Stage. * Fall. THE MARKETS. of flax- It I \ rra. »'hange Rainfall in 24 hrs "4 WKDNKSDAV Dec. 30. Grnln anil I’roi Uloiia. Rt. bouts — Flour Patents ft 25<i4 pv fiber grades, UbJ'it 1 2" Wheat No " red* Corn No. 2 mixed. 44Ce'. i ats No 2. .dtl'e u'iT. II i\ Timothy, Is aOMi It’ So; prairie. JT.tfi'ii linn clover 12.25. bard choice steam. ii *.*«•! 1 ork New mess. $12 4i*x ltacon t’lear ril># ”'«* butter -Creamery, fd/Jdc; dairy* Klu-Jii,- Kggs Fresh. 27e Wool Tub washed, L‘or<i3e'jc; Missouri and Illinois combing. 2Ht21c* . other grades. Ktu'.’ii'-c. «’hicago-Closing quotations: Wheat— I leceinher. MV, "id. My,. May. M'w; July, 7s< . September, TdV Corn — December, 41'-c; January. 41T»t ; May, 4aJ.xr. July. 4114c. September. 41 ’■ „, Oats— December. 31m . January May. 3Vij> T'y1 . July, .ItbUCIV Pork January ID 43; May, Ib’.Msi; laird January , }o 72'■ ,/>. 75; M iv, tti.Kt1:. Kills January. !•; .25 * May. 10 05. Indianapolis—Wheat—No 2 red, »K)o; No. ,t red. sGl^c Corn No. 2 w hite 42i ; No 2 yellow. 42c. Oats No 2 mixed. 37c. Hay—Timothy. IHi.Ow'ull .tr.i. I ll e Stock Market x. St. bonis—Cattle Fancy exports $<«>vj 5*1; butchers'. J3 75'<j’5 3n. stock* t - I.: ««,fi :■ 75: cows and heifers. |2 5b'*M Hogs - Packers. It tjoV(i-4.72'v . butchers . |l I15'u4 m* light, |4.2oV(i4.tj6 She*,;- Mutton shtaqi; |3.254t3.50; lambs. $l.iny<i6.ti0 Indianapolis Cattle clood to Sto rs. $4.7SKti6.25. Hogs Good to h*-a\Jcs, J4 SOfyq So; medium and If AVii 4 mi. Sheep Good to * hoi, , I3utx<|3.5u; lambs. It 7,o',if, 77, prime prime mixed, sheep. Kansas City- Cattle Native steers, ;4Kfi-4 t>»; south* rn steers, $2 X ►'</;; »5; southern rows. $1.5of«/2 > native cows and heifers. st"ck>Ts ami feeders, $3 ♦».», calvts. $j f*y</f» >•. western steers, 25»i4 I I. Western COWS. $1 4>4K(i2 ‘HI lio^S -1 11• -.i v \ . $ 4 ;m►</-4 • «•; packers. $4 504/4. tj*'; pij^-i and flight. $4 2LV./4m» She j. Muttons. $;*. J5 fplL't', lambs. $4 7r/<iG.5*». range wethers, v'Xfl4"", eWes, $2 25 b 3 ( hioago—Cattle (loud to prim*- steers, J4 *“</'- po<*r to medium. $3 f**/ 177.; s!t»t kers and fetniers, $1.75*«i4.oo; cows $1 .rJ i 1 H*. heifers. $2. •*»'</ 1 tif». camu-rs. $1 .VXfi 2 4' . calves. $2 500/44.;:». Hogs Mix. 1 and butchers . $4 ,'*o4 v‘* good to choice heavy, $4 7*»h4x‘»; rough heavy, $4 .>#(/4.7<>. light, $4 .-•'•/4 t** Sheep- -di)(Kl" to choice Wet he! S, $3 77ml.5o. fair to choice mixed. $,->.utk/2,.75; western sheep, $:* 25 u 4.25; native larnbd, $4.25i/€.10; western lambs. $i »>m*; lb. Cjuotutions for mi.Idling rang, a lows. St. l.ouis, i::V; Now York Memphis, I3'~c. - fol c; l’inn ncial. Now York, lire, ill i ’los. Monev on . il, strong, 3"n7 por cent.. closed no‘bid: of fered nt 2; time loans ensv. tin ;itid !«J days i |» r cent.; six monttis 4-VuG i’rima mot. untile paper 5«m; Sterling o\. Heavy. with actual business in t.ank. , s’ bills t?3.S0(j 483.6U for demand and tv TV,# ts, mi for tiO day s: |,.,stod rates 4vi>..,i|vj and 4Wn 4C*-_. commercial bills t».>4 It.ur silver 557«. Mexican dollars t:-;1. Govern. Utcal bunds Weak, tajlroad b .mlj uu). In the Dawn i of the Day ?j? i -- - -. - - - J By THOMAS P. MONTFORT. J rv rvrvrv/*vrv rt/vrvrwv rvrvri rv rv/*w*v rvru-t/t rv n.j (Copyright, IW, l»y Ifeilj Story Tub. Co.) JOHN RANSOM was experiencing the bitter disappointment that too often comes with the realization of a long-cherished hope. In his little cabin, far up the mountain side, he sat at a table counting a heap of gold. After long years of struggling in the mines of California he had at last struck a rich lead, and in one hour had bounded from poverty to wealth. During all the years of his striving his dreams had been of this hour, and now that it had come he was not happy. Presently he pushed the gold from him and walked to the door, where he stood looking out into the night. Over the valleys and mountains the moonlight lay soft and warm, while all around there was silence, save for the soughing of the winds among the pines, and the subdued strains of a violin which floated up from the camp down in the gulch. Upon a small cabin just below him Ransom fixed his gaze. It was a mean, unpretentious place, but for him it held a treasure greater than all the gold in tlie world. Presently there floated up to him the faint w hisper of a weary sigh, and look ing more c losely, he saw a woman stand ing near the cabin. He saw her indis linctly. but to hint it was enough. He needed but a glance to recognize her. That woman was the cause, innocent and unconscious, of all his bitter dis appointment, and all day he had been cultivating a resolution never to see her again Hut in an instant his resolu tion was gone, and the next minute he was by iter side. She was standing with her arms folded against a tree, and her head pillowed on them, weeping bitterly. For a little while he gently stroked her hair in silence, then, bending his head dose to hers, he said, in tender, plead ing tones: "Don’t, Clem. Please don't. It hurts me for you to weep like this.” She made no reply, nor did she look up, but she continued to weep. He longed to take her In his arms and hold her tr him, and kiss away her tears and troubles. But he did not forget himself so far. "What is it, Clem?" he spoke again presently. "Has your father been cruel to you again to-night?” Site shook her head, but remained si lent. He waited a moment, stroking her hair softly, then went on, more gently still: "Poor girl! 1 wish I could do some thing to make your life happier, for you deserve it. There is nothing I would not do for you, even to giving you my own life to shield you from hardship and borrows. It kills me to see you suffer, and when you are cruelly treated it is all I can do to refrain from interfering where I have no right.” She raised her head and looked into his eyes, and in a broken voice said: “You don’t know what you are say ing. You are crueler to me than anyone else has ever been.” He looked at her in astonishment. “Clem!” he said. "What do you mean? 1 cruel to you! Why do you say such a thing as that?” "It is true,” she answered. "You are the only friend I have on earth, yet you have been crueler to me than all the world.” He looked at her intently for a mo ment, then slowly shook his head. In low. hurt tones he said: "You have no right to say that, Clem, for God knows I would not injure you by so much as the weight of a finger or one harsh word.” "1 know,” she replied, “but there are things that hurt more than blows and words.” He came closer, and took her hands in his. She tried to draw them away, but he held them fast. ”1 do not understand,” he said. “If I have ever been cruel to you I did not know it. I want you to tell me what 1 have done.” She shook her head, and again at tempted to draw away her hands. "No,” he said. “You shall not go. Not until you have told me.” "I cannot tell you,” she answered, with her head bent low. "You have no right to ask.” ”1 have every right.” he asserted. "Tell me. Clem, wherein 1 have been cruel." ”1 can’t." "But you must. I will not let you go until you do." "You"—she hesitated a moment— "have broken my heart. You are going away.” Her voice was scarcely more than a whisper, but he heard and slowly the truth dawned on him. For one mo ment he forgot himself, and, throwing his arms about her, drew her to him and kissed her. There was love, overpower ing love, in his actions, and she under stood. Her tears gave place to a happy smile, and. turning a radiant face up to him, she placed her arms about his neck and drew his head down and returned his kiss. "I thought you didn't love me." she whispered: "and I love you so much." "Love you!” he repeated. “Oh, Clem. God alone knows how I love you. There is no language to describe it. I worship you. and everything you touch is sacred to me.” bhe drew closer to him. and laid her head on his breast. At that moment she tasted the sweetest bliss the human soul ever knows in this life. Looking up at him trustfully, she said: "And you will never leave me, my darling, will you?” Then it was he realized his situation Quickly taking his arms from about her. ] he staggered back against the tree and covered his face with his hands. "God forgive me,'1 he said, 1 oarsely. "I forgot!” She looked at him with wide eyes, her face turning deathly pale. She Could not understand the change in him, but she knew there was something ter rible back of it. ■‘John,” she cried, “tell me what it Is. I can bear anything so long as it does not part you and me. Nothing else mat ters.” "No,” he replied, “nothing else would matter. But that is the cruel part ol it. We must go our different ways, and after to-night we must never see each other again.” "John!" Her face was ghastly white. "Oh. God, w hat are you saying?” "If is the bitter truth, Clem. We must walk our separate paths alone. We should never have met. 1 wish to lleav ien we never had.” "Then you do not love me—not as 1 love you. Nothing on earth could make me regret our meeting, and nothing could make me give you up. Nothing on earth nor in Heaven." “You think so now," he said, "but wait until you know the whole truth. Then you will despise me as I deserve, and never want to see me again. You will wish with all your heart that you never had seen me." She shook her head slowly. “1 cannot believe that," she said. “I cannot believe that anything could cause me to regret our meeting, for it has brought me the only happiness 1 have ever known.” "It has brought me the greatest hap piness of my life,” hesaid; “but with that happiness has come my greatest sorrow. You, too, will find it so. I have quaffed the sweet and the bitter, while you have quaffed only the sweet. But the bitter is at your lips, and soon you must drain it, even to the very dregs.” "Then let me drink it. John, so that 1 may suffer as you have suffered. It is a Heavenly privilege to share your sor rows and pains. Tell me the truth— the whole bitter truth—and you shall see how 1 can bear it for your sake.” "May God forgive me. as I know you never can. Clem! I—I have a wife.” She did not taint. She did not cry out. For a moment she was like one dazed by a hard blow. Then, placing her hand over her heart, she gave a low moan of anguish, and cowered and shrank like a green plant under the heat of a scorching blaze. God alone knew how hard upon her that blow had fallen. Kansom hastened to her, and would have put his arms about her to support her, but she held up her hand to stay him. "No,” she said; "never again.” There was no anger in her voice, and her tones were low and sad, but he knew that she was in earnest, and would never waver. He looked at her for a moment compassionately, then humbly and con tritely said: "1 do not ask your forgiveness, Clem, for I know you can never grant it. but, as Heaven is my witness, 1 never, meant to deceive you. 1 should have told you, but my wife is worse than dead to me, and 1 never speak of her if 1 can help it, and I never thought that you could care for me like this. You will despise and ] then forget me, and 1 can ask for noth ing better; but of my life you will al ways remain the best part, for as long as 1 live I will remember and love you.” He paused a moment, then added: "May God bless you, Clem. Good-by.” He waited aw hile, but she made no re ply, and then he started slowly away. But w hen he had gone a step or two he heard her softly speak his name, and he stopped, facing her. "I cannot let you go like that," she said, "for I do forgive you with all my heart and soul.” He stepped quickly back to her and reached out his arms impulsively. "Is it true, Clem?” he cried. “Can you forgive me, after all?” "A woman,” she answered, slowly, "can forgive anything In the man she loves.” There was a long silence, then she went on wearily and more slowly yet: "We can say no more, and now we must part forever. We must each fol low where our paths lead. Yours leads to your wife and your home. Go there, forget me, and be faithful and true in the discharge of your duty.” "And your path?” he said. "My path—it leads where God wills But you must go now. We have no right to be together here.” "Yes, 1 must go. Good-by, Clem.” "Good-by, John.” Far toward morning, Kansom, sit ting in the door of his cabin, looking out on the still world, drew a deep sigh and murmured; "Poor Clem! Motherless and friend less, and all alone in the world, except for a drunken father.” And Clem, sitting at a window down below, staring dry-eyed out into the night, thought of all the kindnesses John had shown her—the only kind nesses she had ever known—and, wom anlike. all her pity was for him. When the day came. Ransom went down to the camp to take the stage for his journey home, and while he was waiting there the postmaster came down to him with a letter. He took it and glanced at the postmark, and saw that it was from home. Then he tore it open and read it eagerly through. "I thought you ought to have it before you went,” the postmaster said, ”l didn't know but that it might be im portant.” “It is." Ransom replied. "It is so im portant that it means the life happiness of two people.” “I'm glad I brought it, then. But there's the stage, and you’ll have to be going.” “1 have charged my mind. I am not going.” • But your wife will lie expecting you.” “I have no wife. She has got a di vorce and married another man.” OLD BARBEE. IaJ The Whiskey that Made Kentucky Famous. J':a7garbee&[Q. 1.0 W: S V i At the Green Tree Saloon IKE MALLORY, Prop. The Fall Season of 1903 IT' FINDS OUR, —= MAMMOTH STORE in iho front as usual with the most stupendous stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE in Forrest City. Cull arid examine our various lines. Clothing. Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps and Dry Goods, especially, and all kinds of Furniture, Hardware, Stoves, Harness, Saddles and Groceries. BRANDON & BAUGH. J.W. Beck & Co. GENERAL Merchants. Highest. Market Price paid for All Country Produce. If you A <$> Wyou buy for can Get bargains at Beck’s The Brady Jewelry Co., Dealers In Fine Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Diamonds and Silverware. We are now located at Duna vant’s Drug Store. Repairing of all kinds a Specialty Pace Marble Works, _W. A. PACE, Proprietor. Marble and Granite Monnments, GraYe Stones, Coping, Etc. Patronize Home Industry. PRICES THE LOWEST. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. South Sole of Kail road. Second Door West of S. P. McDaniel’s Plumbing Shop. Forrest City, : Arkausai.