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TI URL WITH [SLLION By D. C. Murray CHAPTER XVIII.—f Continued.) I- "It will be expensive," he mttScd. ^"What of that? They would give a mill ion to have him. lie knows everything .He is the mainspring of everything." He finished his plans and went to a cheap upholsterer's. There he ordered a triple srrppiy of everything he had noted down, one set to be sent to his own ad dress in London, the two others to be packed separately in stout crates for transport by rail. The tradesman thought the order curi ous ; but the foreign gentleman who gave it having paid twenty pounds down, and undertaking to pay the rest when the goods were ready for delivery, he forbore to puzzle himself about it. In three or four days' time the old fur niture was removed from Mr. Zeno's apartment, and the new furniture, glossy, new, and sticky as to the woodwork, and flaringly vulgar _as to pictures, carpet, mirrors, curtains and hearthrugs, was all arranged in its place. When everything was arranged, Mr. Zeno, whose landlady had begun to think him eccentric, did a thing even more curious than the wanton and unnecessary refurnishing of his rooms had seemed. He walked out one morning and returned with a pale young man, who, in obedience to his instructions, produced a water-color sketch-book, a tube each of Chinese white and sepia, and a camel's hair pencil or two, and began to make a stiffly accurate and ugly sketch of one of the walls of Mr. Zeno's chamber. The pale artist made a drawing of every' one of the eight walls, and when they were done and paid for the spy him eelf drew a plan of the two rooms, num bered the drawing in correspondence with the walls. When he had done this he made up the eight drawings and the plan into a neat packet, addressed it to a con federate in Calais, and registered it at the postoffice. One of the three sets of furniture, with wall paper, carpet, cur tains. plaster casts, mirrors and chromos bad been consigned to the same address three days before. The third set was consigned to a gentleman of Mr. Zeno's own profession in Vienna, and Austin Farley's plan was in a fair way to be realized. CHAPTER XIX. If Fraser had been given to the analy sis of his own spiritual symptoms, he might have been a little surprised to dis cover how aromatic and tonic a draught he had imbibed in learning to hate O'Rourke. "I've a bit of news," he said one day to Maskelyne. "Maybe ye'll be able to guess why I bring it. O'Rourke's going to be married." "Yes?" said Maskelyne, quietly. Fra tter's bit of news was like a stab to him, but he was not the sort of man to make a show of his pain. "He's engaged to a friend of yours," said Fraser. "It was you that introduced him to her." • "I think not," returned Maskelyne. "Ye did, though," cried Fraser. "I got the news from Mrs. Farley, and she got It from the lady herself." "I introduced O'Rourke to an Ameri can lady here," said Maskelyne, rising from his seat involuntarily—"a Mrs. <Spry." "That's what I'm telling ye," said Fra ser. "They're going to be married." Mas kelyne sat down again without a word. "Hector O'Rourke is going to be married to the Mrs. Spry to whom you introduced him a month or two ago. There's no sort of humbug or nonsense about it, for it's fact." "I can hardly believe it," returned Maskelyne. "Ye don't seem to be woildly delight ed," said Fraser, "after all. I thought ye'd skip like a young he goat upon the mountains." "I am very much obliged to you. In deed," Maskelyne answered. "I will go and see O'Rourke," he added, with an air of sudden decision and awakening. "Well," said Fraser, rubbing his hands end beaming, "the Interview ought to be a pleasant one. I'll not keep ye from it a moment. I'll say good-morning." The two shook hands on the pavement In front of the hotel, and Fraser stood there to watch Maskelyne as he stepped Into a cab and drove away. "Now," said Fraser, nodding and smil ing to himself, "that's not moy oydoyal of an ardent lover. But there's spoke num ber nine in,your wheel, Hector, me boy ; and there's another or two in the course of manufacture." Maskelyne wandered about In his own home-made labyrinth until he had quite Baade up bis mind that there was no •way out of it, or through it. But finally he packed up a portmanteau, took the tidal train and carried his cobwebs to Brussels. There they were just as strong and unbreakable as ever, and even when, a day or two later, he carried them to Janenne, they seemed to bind him In like ■trands of steel. But being actually at Janenne, he found that he had addpd a Bew perplexity to the old ones. He was •till as far as ever fron» seeing his way to Houfoy, but he suw quite clearly that It was Impossible not to go. The day was Inclining toward It* close and there was a sense of ease In the •wide fields to which he was not alto gether Insensible, fodlishly broken up and down in spirit as he was. The fields were more inviting than the road in many ways, not least perhaps, because they Offered fewer chances of encounter. Sauntering in this downcast and irres olut« mood, he found himself suddenly charged by a troop of half.a dozen dogs, who all leaped and bayed about him, with demonstrations of welcome. Follow Inf them, a gun under his arm, appeared t h e bmJ ot, and behind the major an at tendant, who boro the dead bodies of a pair of well-grown foxes. "Hjlfr !" cried the major cheerily, while got a hundred yards away. "How are no, old fellow? Upon my woyd. I'm glad to mo yon. How's O'Boufte?" "Hs mai in to*Ith when I saw him last," said Maskelyne, on whose nerves Us anita of Us wicked rival (rated. a The major had not many people to talk to at Houfoy, and the unrestricted use of his native language was like a treat to him. He did not notice MaskelynoV silence until he bad exhausted his own budget of news and had made his fins! I reflection upon its contents. By that ] time it began to strike him that Maske- 1 lyne's manner was unusually sr.,-dued and i serious. "I say." he exclaimed, stopping short | and turning to face the young American. ! ''you're not looking very bright, just now. : Been ill?" "No." returned Maskelyne. "1 have I been very well. Major Butler. I wanted : to say a word ro you upon a topic of great j moment to myself." "Fes?" said the major, facing him. and transferring his gun from une arm to the other. "You are Miss Butler's guardian," said Maskelyne; and this time the major's heart bumped, for he saw what was com ing. "I have to ask your permission to approach your niece with an offer of mar riage." "My dear Maskelyne," said Butler, al most as hurriedly as if he had feared the offer might be retracted, "I am delighted to hear you say so, and I wish you luck." "I am right in assuming that Miss But ler is free?" asked Maskelyne. "Certainly," said Butler, "certainly. She's only a child. Never had a proposal in her life. I thought you had something of this kind on your mind when you were here before. That is, I fancied you might have. Will you speak to her your self, or shall I?" Before Maskelyne could reply Angela herself appeared at the edge of her favor ite pine wood—at the identical spot, if anybody had known it, at which O'Rourke had been detected by Dobroski in the act of embracing the pretty widow. Maske lyne raised bis hat and Angela came for ward to meet them. "I will speak for myself," said the lover in an undertone, "if you will allow me." "Of course," retailed the major, "of course." lie began to beam with triumph and complacency. Angela, blushing and pale by turns, walked toward them at so slow a pace that Maskelyne thought her reluc tant. She shook hands with enforced smile. "You have finished your business in England?" she asked. "Welcome to llou foy." "Look here, Maskelyne," said the ma jor ; "you'll excuse me for just a minute, I know." With that he turned tail and bolted triumphantly, and Maskelyne stood holding the girl's hand in his own. She made a little attempt to withdraw it, but be insisted on retaining it, and she let it rest. "I had no business in England," said Maskelyne ; "but I was afraid to come back." "Afraid?" "I don't know how I found the cour age to come at all," he answered. "But I bad to come." Angela made another little movement to withdraw her hand, but he held It still. "Miss Butler, I love you ; and I am here to ask you if you will be my wife." Miss Butler bent her head and said nothing ; but he was not to be beaten now by anything short of sheer defeat. "I never thought of marriage until I saw yon," he pursued ; "and if you say no. I'll go away at once, and he no more trouble to you. I'm a worthless good for-nothing sort of a fellow, and I've never done anything but loaf about and spend other people's earuings ; but I think I should be a better man if you took me in hand. If I didn't believe so I should be too much ashamed to dare to ask you. Will you try me. Miss Butler? I should have one merit. I don't believe anybody was ever so dear to nnybody else as you are to me." Still Miss Butler bent her head and said nothing. He took her hand in both his own. "Angela," he said, "do you send me away again? Am 1 to go back?" "No," said Angela, in an almost inaudi ble whisper. CHAPTER XX. The question of settlements took the whole party to Iiondon, and In London Angela called upon the Farleys. Lucy was delighted with the news of the ap proaching marringe. She and Angela were very confidential together, and suit ed each other perfectly. Lucy had taken a peculiar and tender interest in the young woman's love affairs, and had brought her husbaud to a quarrel with his oldest friend concerning them. It was hardly in nature that O'Rourke should be left out of their talk. "I saw from the very first that Mr. Mndkelyne cared for you," said Lucy ; "and I thought you cared for him. But I was afraid at one time that you would lose each other. The course of true love does not always run smooth, and Mr. Maskelyne is very delicate and rather self-distrustful. "It was my own fault," said Angela, with a blush, "if ye were in danger of misunderstanding each other." "No, my dear," returned Lucy, with gentle decision. "It was the fault of a third person. Poor Little Mrs. Spry ought to be saved from that mercenary wretch." It was not easy to see what could be done but to leave the patriot to his base triumph and the poor littlp widow to her inevitable sufferings. BA It happened that whea Afi^la had gone away, Fra ser strolled in ; and since Fraser had be gun to hate O'Rourke, nothing had pleas ed him so much as to talk about his enemy. He talked about him now, and Lucy, who was full of the new proof of O'Rourke's wickedness, related it, bidding Fraser to solemn secrecy. "You see," she said, "that nothing can be done; but everything shows how bndly to has acted. Nobody oan tell lira. Spry. Yon knew perhaps what women are, Mg. Fraser. They are very blind •tout (mm things, and they de not thank anybody who tries to open their eyes. It would only make her very unhappy, and she would still go on her own way." " 'Tis like enough," said Fraser, but he smiled ineffably, and shook his head with a wonderful blending of complacen cy and pity. "Where's the poor deluded thing livin'?" he asked, smilingly. Lucy told him. and he wagged his bend up and down, this time with a smile that had a suggestion of anticipatory triumph in it. Very shortly afterward he took his leave, and ail the way home he smiled. Home reached, he sat down at his desk and wrote this letter : "My Dear Madame—If I leave this let ter unsigned it is not because I desire to shelter myself behind the shield of dark ness which the writer of libel occasionally ;.mls useful. It is because 1 know enough of human nature to be aware of the fact that an unsigned communication is al ways read and remembered. If you will show this to Mr. Hector O'Rourke—if you feel that your happiness in any way depends upon it—why lie resigned his pretensions to the hand of Miss Butler, of Houfoy, near Janenne. Ask him why lie quarreled with his friend Mr. Maskelyne, and why he does not repay that gentle man the money he owes him. Ask him who wrote this letter, and why the writer is His Implacable Enemy." "Postscriptum.—Y'ou may tell Mr. O'Rourke that if he chooses to seek an exposure in the law courts. I shall not shrink from the ordeal, or deny my hand writing, which he knows as well as I know him. You may ask him what that means, also." "I'll teach the sneaking villain to play false with me," said Fraser. "There's nothing sneaking in that, anyway," he added, surveying his own work admiring ly. And with this conclusion he walked out and with his own hands posted tie letter. ******* Mrs. Spry had taken, for what re mained of I he season, a small furnished house in Park Lane. Fraser had written and posted his letter on a Wednesday af ternoon, and on the evening of that same Wednesday Mrs. Spry had been dressed with unusual care and splendor. She had (lined alone rather early, nnd after din ner had surrendered herself to the hands of her maid with full intent to look her best, for she was certain to meet Hector in the course of the evening, and was quite resolved to eclipse any possible rival. While she was at the very flush of these fancies her maid brought her Fra ser's letter. If the writer of the letter had known what he was dong he would certainly have spared her, for though he was thick-skinned, and upon occasion thick-headed enough, he was by no means a brute, and only a brute could willfully aud knowingly have tortured anything, ns Fraser now tortured his enemy's fiancee, lie had shot his arrow at his foe without so much as thinking that it must pass through this feeble and tender bosom before it could reach him. Mrs. Spry read the letter with a help less terror and dismay. Her little white teeth clicked with hysteric passion, and her little white hands clinched and shook before her so dreadfully that the maid was scared, anil retreated before her. She cast herself anew upon the couch with all her costly finery crumpled anil disar ranged, and cried herself into a ntood of stony disregard for everything. It took nearly an hour to do this, and by the time it was done the big eyes were all puffed and swollen, anil l^er cheeks were scalded with tears. "When," gasped the little woman final ly—"when did this come?" "This afternoon, madam," responded the maid. "Order the carriage!" cried Mrs. Spry, hastily gathering her opera cloak, fan and glasses in a reckless handful. She snatched the letter from the table and faced the maid, panting. "The enrriage is waiting," the maid replied ; "but really, ma'am-" (To De continued. ) All She lind. In the absence of Ills wife and the Illness of the servant, Mr. Taylor un dertook to help three-year-old Marjory to dress. He had succeeded in getting her arms In the sleeves and through the armholes of her garments, and had buttoned her Into them. Then he told her to put on her shoes herself, and he would button them. He soon discovered that she was vainly striving to put a left shoe on her right foot. "Why, Marjory," he said, liupatlent ly, "don't you know any better than than? You are putting your shoes on the wrong feet." "De.v's all de foots 1 dot, papa," re plied Marjory, tearfully. German nnd Other Wnrnhlpi. The revelation of the general trend of naval policy In the United States, Great Britain nttd Japan toward unpar alleled concentration of tlghtiug power In colossal ships has been unwelcome In Germany, because the policy of con struction followed iu the ease of re cent American, British and Japanese ships bids fair to render the German navy obsolescent long before even the scheme of augmentation passed In 1900 is actually complete.—Cassler's Maga zine. The Village Uoitlpi. Silas Ilardacre—Yes, every Tuesday and Thursday night Is "rlpping-up night" with the Ladles' Sewing Social In this town. City Drummer—Indeed! And what do they rip up? Silas Hardapple—Carpet rags, pedi grees and the absent members. In After Ymn, Anxious Mother—Little Bobble cries for the moon every night I don't know what to do about It Old Doctor—Oh, he'll outgrow that In time. When he grows up he »111 forget the moon and want the earth. Bobba—Did the prisoner really am 11« when the Judge sentenced him to ten years in the penitentiary? Dobbs— Tee; he lived fifteen In • boarding home. KENTUCKY'S TOBACCO WAR, Slight Riders Inflict an Aggregate Loss of Nearly $1,000,000. The last exploit of the Kentucky •obacco night riders In seizing the city Hopkinsville, destroying $200.000' vorth of property and seriously wound ng two men, has aroused an intensity i' interest 1 throughout the State and far "ond its borders. These riders are lie most conspicuous feature of the r that Is being waged by the tobacco rowers of Kentucky against the Amerl "u Tobacco Company. By reducing lie competition in the buying of tobao ■o to practically nothing the company forced down the price of leaf tobacco until the growers say they can not real ize enough to pay for raising it. The 'obacco crop is a mainstay in many iarts of Kentucky, and thousands de pend on it for their daily bread. The growers determined to force the price up. 1 he plan proposed in the beginning, and which is still being followed, was to form a combination of the growers to oppose the combination of the manu facturers and by withholding the to bacco make the tobacco trust come to terms. Many associations of growers have been formed in the different to bacco raising regions of Kentucky. But some of the growers did not come into the association ranks and others grew weary of waiting and sold their crops. The more violent men In the associa tions have resorted to the measures that gave rise to the night riders, and by destroying the property of the to bacco company and the growers who are not allied with them have sought to carry through their plan by force nnd terror. The Hopkinsville rail was the second time In twelve months that the night ridera seized and terrorized a city. On December 1, 1900. they entered Prince protect against whether these estates shall revert to SKETCH OF COURT BOOM AND CHIEF FIGURES IN THE THAW TRIAL. JUDGE DOWLING count "gJRT STENOGRAPHER omca CLERK UROFHY » •a mb & 5?S s: > a? iîaMn utWTqN 'avjt v/ty. Disf/i 1 ^ MS&f " 'rlporttbs cmior tlARKTft.THAlf FRANCIS GAPNAft CO'kbCL ftWdEEllHV ^^ Orner MRS.HARRY THAW EDV» R ItA m ton, Ky., a town of several thousand inhabitants, about thirty miles north of Hopkinsville, took possession of the po lice and fire deioartments, the water works, the telephone nnd telegraph of fices and with the town shut off from the rest of the world dynnmited and set fire to the Steger & Dollar and the John C. Orr tobacco factories, which were allied with the trust The first appearance of the night riders was in November, 1900, when they destroyed some tobacco tarns and small factories In Todd County, with a loss of about $10,000. The first raid came on the night of November 11, 1900, when masked hands entbred the towns of EddyvIUe nnd Kuttawa, situ ated close together ln Lyon and Cald well Counties, and destroyed the plnnts of the American Snuff Company and M. C. Rice, with $20,000 loss. Besides these there have been many smaller raids and visits to Individual growers. Tobacco barns have been burned, growers who refused to pool their tobacco have been taken from their homes and whipped, houses have been fired Into and the occupants wounded. The aggregate losses hy he«e raids amount to nearly fl.UOO.uOO. A Synthetic Health Creed. The "back-to-nature" movement, of which the most prominent leaders are Dr. J. II. Kellogg of Battle Creek, Dr. Dewey. Profs. Fisher nnd Chittenden of Yale and Prof. Metchnikoff of Russia, has now found a synthetlzing exposition at the hands of Dr. Daniel 8. Sager in a new book published by Stokes, entitled, "The Art of Living in Good Health." This new apoatlé of the simpler life, wfth the added authority of a successful "M. D.," commend« much of the work of those pioneer* and founds his system on a creed, the vest-pocket edition of which is : "Breathe deep ; chew long ; drink enough ; eat little." Bathing, exercise, early sleep ■>nd cheerfulness are other article«. American Wins Nebel Prise. The University ef Chicage hears that the head of ita department of physics, Prof. Albert A. Michelaoa, is te resolve the year's Nobel prise for the best werk in hla line. Prof. Mlchelaen is now in London, where the Coplay medal baa been awarded to him by the London Royal So ciety. Dr. Mictolson la the disoovorer of a method of measuring tto velocity of light. Though born In Germany, ho has lived hors since childhood and h a grad uate of tto Naval Acadoagy at dimapelh. He la net* Me CARE FOB EX-PBE8IDENTS, IS PLEA OF GBOVER CLEVELAND Urges Duty to Make Provision for Men Who Have Filled Highest Post in Nation. Referring to the poverty of Jefferson when he left the presidency as a blow to national pride, Grover Cleveland, writing in the Youth's Companion un der to title "Our People and Their ex Presidents," argues that definite and generous provision should be made for the maintenance of chief magistrates at the expiration of their terms. He deals with the subject at length and explains that lie feels he can do so without his sincerity being questioned, since lie is beyond the need of aid from tile public treasury. "The condition is by no means met," Mr. Cleveland writes, "by the meager and spasmodic relief occasionally fur nished under the guise of a military pension or some other pretext, nor would It be best met by making com pensation dependent upon the discharge of senatorial or other oilieial duty. Our people ought to make definite and dec orous provisions for all cases alike, based on motives of Justice and fair ness, and adequate to the situation." Mr. Cleveland describes the limita tions that his former high office place on a retired President in his choice of occupations and means of livelihood, and how i>opular conception of him as a repository of national dignity enforces a scale of living that may not be within his private means, "There is a sort of vague, but none the less imperative, feeling abroad in the land that one who has occupied the great office of President holds' in trust for his fellow citizens a certain dig nity which, In his conduct and manner of life, he is hound to protect against : ; loss or deterioration. Obedience to this obligation prescribes for hifn only such work as in popular judgment Is not undignified. This suggests without ar gument a reciprocal connection be tween the curtailment of opportunities and a reasonable obligation of Indem nification." One division of the Cleveland article Is devoted to the "Occupations of an ex-Presldent," and In it the former President reveals the multiplicity of things which persons endeavor to bring to the attention of the retired states man and the class of affairs he Is asked to engage In. NEWS OF MINOR NOTE. The Central Hotel at Colon, Panama, was burned. Loss $3,000. Fire in the Y'ork building in Boston, caused a loss of $100,000 to several manu facturing firms and to the owner of the building. Judge Striraple, in Cleveland appointed Owen L. Wilcox as receiver for tlje Cleve land and Sharon Electric Railway Com pany in order to defeat the alleged plot of majority stockholders to freeze out the minority. Dr. John M. Flint, formerly of Chi cago, now of the LTniversity of California, was chosen to succeed Dr. William Car mall as head of the department of sur gery in the Yale Medical school at New Haven, Conn. Sir John Roger, Governor of the Eng lish Geld Coast colony, told a Philadel phia audience the negro was the greatest problem confronting civilization and was becoming as acute in the English colo nies as in the United States. Queen Alexandra of England spent her biithday at Sandringham, wheae the cus tomary celebrations were held. The King and Queen of Norway were among the visitors. Handsome gifts were received from most of the crowned heads of Eu rope. According to advices received from Washington, the government officials era not satisfied with the new doable eagle being coined at the Philadelphia mint, and have ordered coinage stopped tempo rarily te permit a change in the process. The design of tha coin will not be chang ea. James Douglas, vice president of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, has presented to tha government four kcrea ef land on tha palisades of the Hud son, near Fert Lee, as a site for a monu ment fee eommemorate tba deeds of the continental soldi an during tba Revelu ttouury ml ESTATES OF OLD SOLDIERS. An Ohio County to Fight United States for $500,000. Frank W. Howell, a 1 Dayton lawyei, is now entitled to the world's record as administrator of estates. He has been appointed by Judge C. W. Dale as administrator of 8,432 estates, and has been compelled to give bond in the sum of $3,200,000. 1 he appointment as administrator grow out of the following situation ; The central branch of the National Military Homes is located at Dayton, and was established by the United States government, by a special act, March 3, 1805. The jurisdiction of this large tract of ground, more than a mile sqnnre in extent, was ceded to the United States government by the State of Ohio April 13, 1807. Upon thts land the Central Branch of the National Military Homes was built for disabled soldiers and sailors who have fought the battles for liberty and union. As far as the United States government is concerned nothing has been neglected, and the central branch Is a veritable paradise. If all the veterans who entered the central branch had lived there would have been no contention and nothing to narrate. When death comes the veteran receives a decent and honor able burial, aud his belongings are col lected. and If not claimed by relatives, are sold, and the money, together with all of the pension money to which he is entitled, is placed In the "posthu mous fund." which !s In the keeping of the treasurer of the Central Branch. National Military Homes. Sometimes the deceased veteran leaves consider able property which he has gained by investment or speculation with his pension money. Four test cases are now being fought out to determine whether these estates shall revert to CO'kbCL ftWdEEllHV Orner m the Montgomery County treasurer oi the United States government. It li contended by Mr. Howell, the admin istrator, that the money left by the old veterans who die intestate belongs to Montgomery County and should go to ward the school fund. United States District Attorney McPherson of Cin cinnati Is looking after the Interests of the government. He claims that the money belongs to the United States. The amount involved In the cases rep resented by Mr. Howell, the adminis trator, is something over $500,000. An Apostle of Happiness. Miss Laurence Alma-Tadema, daughter of the well-known artist and author of several successful novels, has come from her English home to lecture In America on "Happiness." When asked by a New York reporter to tell wlmt she meant by happiness, Miss Alma-Tadema said It would take an hour and twenty minutes to tell that, and it had taken her five months to write down what had required years to learn. As to how it could be at tained, she is quoted as saying : "By man aging one's self ; by working hard and developing one's self to tke limit. It never comes except by being sought. It is not a matter of condition or of wealth. It does not depend on marringe." Hap piness lies in the curtailment of desire. Do without things. Oar Manufacturing; Output. John M. Carson, chief of the Bureau of Manufactures at Washington, now esti mates that the annual production of man ufactures in the United States is $15,» 000,000,000, this beiçg the total published in his annual report. Of this total, about $1,086,000,000 worth were exported, in cluding foodstuffs partly manufactured and parts for further use in manufacture. This was over half the Entire export trade of the year. Carnegie Ahollabe* Asie Limit. On observing his 70th birthday anni versary recently Andrew Carnegie ex pressed the opinion that a man's useful ness increases with age. Whan asked tf a man coaid accomplish as much at 70 aa 'at 40, he replied : "More, ble*a yon, more. AB things being equal, a man's efficiency Increased at 70. Ha la eqalpped with greate* experience." The recipe be gava for happiness was "To obey tto judge within and make others happy." Tto report qf the bureau at —vto hire» just leaned eeta tto vaine ef tto annual production by manufacturers to tto United States at>$15,000,000.