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BURGLAR Ly Irrti . Ciiswick t i t Copyright, IC01, Ly A. S. Hichardsoa i t Kathryn never would Lave loiie il had litx Lrvther Tom Id en home, hv fsuw lie would have laughed at her. Hat would her tem father of S-ot.b neeutry tolerate sueb absurd iMnxeuHe m the nbscrvuwf of heathen -utoius on All Saints' eve. Just the year lie fore lie bad objected to ber attending a Halloween frolic Kim i!y leea use lie did not appro e of perpetuating silly Super stitions. Kut Tom was safe at Harvard, un dergoing the first anxieties of an ambi tious freshinan. and her father had been summoned abroad to look after a big run tract. So, motherless. Kathryn was free to walk down stairs backward or perform any other Halloween feat. Just at present she was &taudiu in front of the old fashioned gilt edged mirror In the drawing room. All around her was midnight stillness. I hope the face of wy true love comes to me." ' She murmured the ancient formula approved by generations of lovelorn damsels and to complete the charm lowly munched an apple, half appre hensive and wholly filled with wonder as to whether the apparition oonjund up by the invocation would be clean ahaved or mustached. Would It le the features of Frank Handy or Chester Raymond? Both bad asked for her hand, and really she did not What was that? Yes. it must be a masculine face, with bonnie blue eyes, appearing just above her own curls. A little, mothered shriek, and she swung round to confront a personable chap with crisp blond hair and a face which, aave for a haggard look, would .have been more than ordinarily attractive. His eyea had a subtle expression that made her think of Tom. and his dress proclaimed that be bad once moved in good society. Following the first spasm of appre heusion. she felt a sensation of relief ' that the picture reflected In the glass was that of a very pretty girl whose chestnut hair formed dainty contrast with a fluffy negligee of pale lavender. The stranger raised his cap. "Pardon the Intrusion." he began. "I bad no in tention of attracting your attention, but when I opened the door I could not resist the temptation to help out fate, even though the forced prediction might displease you." Kathryn stared at him. "How did you get in without my hearing you?" she demanded. "I locked all the door hours ago. "That is my business, he explained "No." he went on as she drew hersell up, "I did not mean to Indicate that it was none of yours. I merely mean that It is my occupation to get Into houses with as little disturbance to the occu pants as possible." A wave of red swept over her face. "So you are Just a common burglar?' he demanded, with icy scorn. He flinched at the disgust she did not eek to conceal, but in a moment his easy jissuranoe reasserted Itself. "Xo quite r.n uncommon one. I assure you In far:. I am merely a tyro, and a pret ty bad one at that. I imagine. Tou see, X was not brought up to a respectable trade, and when I was thrown upon my own resources I had to do the best I cculd. I sought everywhere for work, but iny family friends remembered th time when I led a riotous life ant! would not have me, while others seem ed to think that I did not mean what 1 said when I asked for the simple work I rould perform. No man wanted tt hire a porter who wore more fashiona ble clothes than he did, and I couldn't tell him that I had no others." "Still, that Is no excuse for becoming a burglar. "Xo," he admitted, "but yesterday il came to a choice between the poor house and a rich one, and when I pass ed your house this afternoon I hoard yon tell a friend you would be all alon save for the servant. I did not intend to take much. Just enough to get me tc Chicago, and I never supposed that you would be trailing about this timf of night. Then, you see, when a mar has been practically starving for twi days there Is She flashed a sharp glance at him "Do you mean to tell me that you haT starved to death?" she demanded. "Not quite that, or I should not b here, but If I remember right the last meal I had was Tuesday morning. Thi: la Thursday. It might have been Mon day; I never was good at ancient his tory. but I think it was Tuesday." Kathryn picked up a quaint silvei candlestick. "Come right along." sh commanded. "Tou should have gone tt the poorhouse, but I suppose you ar foolishly proud. He followed, his eyes resting admir ingly upon the little lavender form in front. Here was a girl who was not afraid of burglars and who carried her self as fearlessly as though she were entertaining a guest. In the dining room she laid out a dainty lunch. Then she sat herself down on the other side of the table, nor did she speak till the first keen craving for food had been satisfied. "You don't look a bit like a burglar." he said musingly as she looked at the . twell built man opposite. "Somehow you look as though you were cut out for a leader of men. "If I keep this sort of thing up, he responded with grim humor, "I am apt to wind up leading a chain gang." She sprang up with a little rry. "Yon mustn't keep It up. You must get work and make year people proud of you. You must not go to prison. "I dou't know." be responded, re iSaxdinx her excitemei wonderinxlr. HICIIMOND "It's lite ou.j bsiiiiii Lior I kui-.f of where you are not put out if you fiil to pay your bill. ami. a pin rent ly. it's the only place where i cu lit:, worli. "You should not say thee tliius. reprovingly. "I know I siiocld not. brt have done your best l world tu-t-ui to be s:aii;s: you starve till you ate uia.'.t there cob'.o uitiiut itts of l :: sanity, when all scum- ;' wroujf is lost. Wl;i u 1 .,. wien ;- wj.t .. tit ? I", r..!' ! o; ; ry !-t'sl-t an : li. re. fully intended to pet cnui take me out west, v. la re be a lietter chanee fur me .. a i: t;. j . i...t ii saw you Itefore the Khiss - t.. v. colored dress somehow you nin.'o think of my sister and she's ik-d. ,1. li- C are the others, thank !oI'" Kathryn rose abruptly and went Int the library. Would she call for In ip The man did not -:ii- i::i. It. He 1;. sat watching the cluunvay tLr.;-:h which she had disappeared. lie wns very tired, and it did not matter uiui L now anyhow. She came back with a card in her ha utl. "You know where the Ilewits n mills are. don't you?" lie nodded. "Mr. llewitson is my father." Ajfaiii he uixl ded. "Take this to the manager. I think there's an opening in the shipping department. You will probably have to start at a ridiculous salary, but" He caught her hand and pressed it to his lips as a loyal subject uiilit kiss the hand of a revered sovereign. "Oh. I will go. Only give me the chance, and I'll show what 1 can do." He felt something folded under the card. He looked down, and his face flushed a deep purple. He If id the bill on the table. "Ob, but you must take it till you get your first salary. You can't starve." "No. not that. I can't take it: but. please God, I'll show you that I can lead a decent life and justify your faith in me." And. waving his cap. he disappeared, as be had come, through the dining room window. Three years have passed swiftly for Kathryn; but, oddly enough, she has tried no more Halloween charms. This evening she stands in the square hall watching the storm which is ushering In November. A sleigh dashes up to the door, and her father comes in. shak ing himself like a great polar bear. "I've Invited young Douglas up to dinner this evening, Kathryn. I didn't think it necessary to phone you. Just have an extra place laid. He pushed through that Kothberger deal in splen did shape, and in consequence I've giv en him the promotion he deserved. By the way, Kathryn, where did you meet that chap? He was a lucky find for me." Kathryn does not answer, but with a conscious blush looks into the draw ing rootn, where the softly shaded lights play on the gilt edged mirror. The bell rings, but she does not wait to receive the guest in the ban. He finds her in the dim drawing room before the mirror. She is locking over her shoulder, and she wears a lavender gowu. A Woaderfal Sense of Smell. The buzzard's wonderful sense of smell is a curious subject that has of ten been discussed, the discussion of the matter having resulted in a gen eral uniformity of opinion among sci entists that they locate their food by their sense of smell alone. A noted biologist says that he has noticed that in Florida they never leave the roots where the night is sjent. es pecially on damp, foggy mornings, un til the moisture has leen dried by the sun. They then move slowly across the wind until a "scent" is struck, when they move more slowly "up the wind" until the carrion is located. Sometiuies they will drift down the wind past their prey until they have struck the scent, which they follow up until they have found the object of their search, sometimes in the densest thickets. The biologist says that he has upoD several occasions killed wild hogs in the thickets, and. after dressing them and taking what meat he wished. would see twenty or more buzzard coming down with the wind. On one occasion they had discovered some an Imal remains he had covered up and on another had found a dead snake which be bad buried. Tb Best Works. A story Is told of one of the old time pillars of a New England church who held out firmly for a long time against the innovation of an organ, but when he finally yielded did so without re serve. From violent opposition he became the most strenuous of all the congre gation as to the fineness of the instru ment to be purchased. "Seems to me you aren't very con sistent," said one economical brother reproachfully. "Here a month ago you couldn't speak harsh enough about organs, and now you go to advocating extra expense In getting the best that's to be had." "See here." said the deacon grimly. "If we're going to worship the Lord by machinery. I don't want to putter round with any second rate running gear r Wirt To Travel. Don't wait until you reach the sta tion, a few minutes before it Is time for the train to start, before you find out the time for starting, arriving at your destination and the time of con nection. Other passengers wish to take the same train and must buy tickets. And don't argue the question of the price of your ticket with the ticket seller. The price is settled by the managers and directors of the road. If the price is unjust, address a com munication to them and stay at home till the price la satisfactory or pay it and keep stilL , DAILY PALLADIUM, WEDNESDAY. JAXUABY Spells j ",jj, j always indicate a weak, heart. They are usually preceeded or tallowed by palpitation or flut tering, and there may be pain in leit side, a smothering sen s ition and shortness of breath. Such a heart should be treated t: once, before the disease de velops beyond control. Heart disease is as easily cured as other troubles it taken in time. I was subject to fainting spells, and many times I have fallen on the street. 1 was often compelled to sit down while walk ing to avoid falling. Whenphysi cians failed to help me, I took Ir. Miles' Ileart Cure and waa completely cured." Chakles D. Randall Ellicottville, ". Y. Df . Miles9 Heart Ct?e is especially adapted to remove all irregularities of the heart's action. Sold by druggists on guarantee. l)r. Miles Medical Go , Elkhart. Ind. Judge Baker rvn Armed. Washington. Jan. 22. The senate lr executive session yesterday confirmee the appointment of Francis E. Bake of Indiana to be United States clrcuf Judge for the Seventh judicial clrcui' An In known Afw-asoir.. Little Rock. Ark., Jan. 22. John E Bush, colored, receiver of the Unite States land office here, was assassinat ed at his home in this city last nigh TKRSK TKI.K(iKAMS An $IN.(Wt0.noO creamery trust i being forme, by Kan. promoter John l.utx whnitel t Wilkebrre.P-,fo the brutal murder of hi wife. Albert Carth. colored, was hansel at Kanfs. 4 "i ty for the mimler of a woman. W. H. HotTmei-ier. el -Supreme Recorder o the Ikioii ot Honor, committed suicide at St l.oui-. .1. I I'raft. a convict, wa hanired in the pen Herniary at Jefferson City. Mo., for murdering a ruanL Three of the prisoners w'10 escaped from th. Federal penitentiary at Taenia. Wa-h.. wen recaptured. The defalcation of Cashier Mattnwin. of tin Firat National Bank of iireat Kails. Mont.. I S.'O.ouO. and he made an itemized statement o the ahortaitea- The capture ef Panama by the revolutionist in considered impossible owing to the nutnuei of jfovernment troops tbere. A Yazoo A Mississippi railroad mixed trail struck a wawn at Hardens CaosKing, Miss., nil hUle I three negroes that were in il. It is now believed Princess Henry will a. company ber husband to America, to partict pate in the launch of of the Kaiser's yachu At Dawson great interest centers in tlx Kovukiika. where rich finds have been made Many are going from Dawson, despite the hard fhips and heavy cost of provisions ia the Koya kuka. Blew It Oft tl.e Karth. Kings Mills, O., Jan. 22. A terrific explosion occurred at the Kings Mill! Powder company. The force of th explosion was felt for miles. Everj vestige of the glazing plant was de stroyed. William Dustin of Mains ville, O., was blown to peices. David Thompson of Mason, O., was so badlj mangled that he died in a few min utes. Charles Harper and a man nam ed Butler were also terribly injured and their death is expected. Bott are from South Lebanon. O. Th mill was located some distance from the other buildings connected with tht powder works and was the only on that was destroyed. A Woman On Trial. Plattsburg. Mo., Jan. 22. Mrs. Ad die I. Richardson faced a Jury of far roers in the circuit court here yester day, and her trial on the charge o' murdering, a year ago last December her husband, Frank W. Richardson, a merchant, at their home in Savannah, lio.. began in earnest. The Moat Tfcrlfty Praple. Norwegians are surely the most thrifty of Europeans. The average in come of the inhabitants of Norway, according to the census of 1901, is 3''i kroner, or about $S5 a year. Small as this is. the people are able to save, for there is a savings bank for every 5.0OO Inhabitants, one depositor for every 2.8 inhabitants, with an average de posit of 119 kroner. A rtlrcte Philanthropy. Some day some wealthy philanthro pist tustead of building a grerat univer sity will found institutions where the neglected children of large cities m;iy be entertained and instructed every night in the year The impressions made lu childhood are lasting, and the best possible educational work can be done with the little ones. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Bet w ee-B Two Flrn. Tomclix I wonder what could have Induced Ilardup to marry his landlady. Ilojax It was either that or raise money to pay what he owed for board. New York World. Hiaaa Natl re. Smith There goes a man who hasn't a friend In the world. Jones Poor fellow: How did he lose ia Bflsvl Chicago Kewa. . . CHOICE htiSCkwawLAI-JY Aairk. of oted Doga. A suliScriiMT uskHof .Vicr.can Fieiti Y'li-'.l .a U it...':" 1 all dt-iei;is. t.js The I"e:.Z. :-'i... doTS show their ace ;:t tie y;.m bu tbtse are ge'.icraUy jn;esi U :..-- t'o;,! which tire f-d 0:1 ail kii-ds ui arid jrel uo exercise. When tio, n i..-. evtr. re rtK-rly i'tl yuj t-..n-ii arid get a fa.r :iu;. uut ir ch-;m t'jeir lives and usefiiiutiss tuny i .- i r. l-.med for several years beyo ;J .'. ho they would attain when oveii ;,.; ot overworked aud subjected to uu. j t-x posure. Champion i!:uls;tone ii.td its the rie age of fourn-eu years b v. foisj mouths; at the time of his death tuni Noble was eleven years a: r.v mouths; Kodrijro, eieveu years ana wv en months: John S. Vise"s l.Oi-ici. thirteen years and three mum lis. I"rince Lucifer, thirteen years: Cham piou Elcho. Jr.. ten years and tlt months; Ix.rd (. rapine, nine years at:i six months; Dan's I -adv. niue year and seven mouths, aud Jingo, eiln years aud one mouth. TCeitro Popalatlosi Doubled. There are twice as mauy negroes in the United States today as there wore when Lincoln set them free, and the last census returns show a white popu lation of C7.0.liU0 and a negro popula tion of 8.ST0.iU0, with about litXUK- Indians. Chinese and Japanese. Tht death rate among the negroes in the cities where they live in the congested districts and "where every law of na ture and sauitatiou is UenYd" is nearly double that of the whites and is far In excess of the birth rate, and this high mortality has led some to think that the negro is dying out. The census flg ures show that this belief is erroneous. The increase of negro population in the rural districts more than makes up for the loss in the cities, and the rural sur plus flock cityward in sufficient num bers to fill up the ranks. The negro population is increasing rapidly, not as rapidly as in slavery days, but as rap idly as the whites. San Francisco News. Aalznal Tamers Bloade. As tamers aud keepers of animals dark men never succeed. Visits to zoos and to menageries show them to be in variably fair fellows, with yellow or brown hair and with blue eyes. Thus at the zoological garden in this city there Is uot a keeper who is dark. John McMulien of the liou house has light hair, a yelljvv mustache and violet orbs. Lover of the wolves and foxes is still more markedly blond, and in the anteloe house, the snake house and the small mammal house light colors still prevail. One of the most pro nounced blonds at the z;x was John Thompson, who is now in Honolulu uiakiug casts of fishes for a museum there. Thompson was one of the uiost successful keoiers the zoo has ever had. Not only snakes and turtles, hli specialty, but Hons, foxes, wolves, dee: and many other animals took to him naturally, and he was never scratched or bitten. ihiludelphia Icord. Guarding the French Prealdeat. President Loubet is well protected, llis secret guard consists of twelve men under the orders of a police com missioner. These men watch constant ly over his person. When he receives, they miugle with the guests close by him. and when he goes out they follow him aud have orders never to lose him an Instant fri;m view. When he drives, they accompany him on bicycles, and it is only then that they cau be recog nized. This guard of thirteen men alone costs the state the nice little sum of 75.1HHJ francs a year. Chicago Record-Herald. Sheep and Cattle on Ran sr. Wyoming has 35.00O.tKiU acres of good grazing lands. There are about l.OOO.OOO cattle aud 3.000.000 sheep in the state. Between the cattlemen and sheepmen exists a feud that not infre quently leads to murder. Sheep, as you may or may not know, feed in so close order that when a flock has fed over a range not a sjear of grass re mains. Cattle browse at random aud leave behind more than they eat. so that the rauge may provide susteuauce for two or three herds, one following the other. Vers?hagla's Plctnr. "Roosevelt at San Juan Hill" is to be the subj"ct of a painting by Vassili Verescfcagin. the painter of battle scenes. The famous Russian artist ar rived in New York from Europe recent ly to conduct an exhibition of bis painting at the Art Institute. lie an nounced his intention to devote two years or more to tbe work f portray ing ou canvas tbe battle, which, he thinks, because of Roosevelt's elevation to the presidency. Is the most Interest ing war Bcene of recent times to Amer icans. Oil on Troabled Walrra. A test of a cannon that throws a shell designed to scatter oil on boister ous waves was recently made. The shell is of wood and conical in shape. It contains iwo gallons of oil. 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