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and MASKS I Copr#/GMr /9ossy /60806 /ftfiMll CO rf With Drawing* by Harrison Fisher. CHAPTER ll.—Cont.nued. Next, turning from the window, I fell to examining my fellow passen gen*, in the hope of aeeing some one I know. Conversation on trains makes short Journeys. ... I sat up stiffly in my seat. Diagonally across the aisle sat the very chap I had met in Uio curio-shop! He was quietly reading a popular magazine, and oc casionally a smile lightened his sar donic mouth. Funny that I should run across him twice in the same evening! Men who are contemplating suicide never smile in that fashion. Ho was smoking a small, well-colored meerschaum pipe with evident relish. Houiebuw, when a man clenches his teeth upon the mouthpiece of arc- S|»ecta!ilo pipe, it seems impossible to associate that man with crime. But the fact that I had seen him selecting a pistol in a pawnshop rather neutral ised the good opinion 1 was willing to form. I have already expressed my Views upon the subject. The sight of him rather worried me, though I could not reason why. Whither was ho bound? Had he Anally taken one of Friard’s pistols? For a moment I was on the point of speaking to him, If only to hear him tell more lies about the ten of hearts, but I wisely put aside the temptation. Besides. It might he itossihle that he would not bo glad to see me. I always avoid the chance acquaintance, unless, of course, the said chance acquaintance is met under favorable circumstances —like the girl in Mouquin's, for in stance! After all, it was only an in cident; and. but for his picking up that card. 1 never should have remem bered him. Behind him sat a fellow with a countenance as red and round and compluccnt ns an English butler’s, — red Imlr and small twinkling eyes. Onco he leaned over and spoke to my chance acquaintance, who, without turning his head, thrust a match over Ails shoulder. The man with the face of a butler lighted the most villainous pipe I ever beheld. I wondered if they knew each other. Rut. closely as I watched, I saw no sign from either. I turned my collar up and snuggled down. There was no need of his seeing me. Then my thought reverted to the 4en of hearts again. My ten of hearts! The wrinkle of a chill ran up and down my spine! My ten of hearts! Hastily 1 took out the card and ex amined the back of it. It was an un commonly handsome back, represent ing Diana, the moon, and the midnight 'sky. A horrible supposition came to ♦mo: supposing they looked at the <back as well as at the face of the ’card? And again, supposing I was aniles away from the requisite color and design? I was staggered. Here was a pretty Ax! I had never even streamed % of such a contingency. Hang «t* I now wished I had stuck to my 'original plan, and gone to the theater. Decidedly I was In for It; there was no backing down at this late hour, unless I took the return train for Jer sey City; and 1 possessed too much stubbornness to surrender to any such weakness. Either I should pass Uie door committee, or I shouldn’t; of one thing I was certain. “niaakshlre!" bawled the trainman; then the train slowed down and Anally came to a stop. No turning back for me now. I picked up by suit case and got out. On the platform I saw the curio-shop fel low again. Tramping on ahead, the smell from his villainous pipe assailing any nostrils, was the man who had asked for a match. The former stood undecided for a moment, and during this apace of time he caught sight of Me. 11s became erect, gave me a sud den sardonic laugh, and swiftly dis appeared into the darkness. All this was uncommonly disquieting; In vain f stared into the blackness that had swallowed him. What could he be doing here at Blankshire? I didn't like his laugh at all; there was at one« a menace and a challenge in it. 'Any baggage, sir?" asked one of tho station hands. "No." But I asked hitn to direct me to a hotel. He did so. I made my way down the street. The wind had veered around and was coming in from the sea. pure and cold. The storm clouds were broken and scudding like dark ships, and at times there were hashes of radiant moonshine. The fashionable hotel was full. So I plodded through the drifts to the unfashionable hotel. Here l found ac commodation. I dressed, sometimes laughing, sometimes whistling, some times standing motionless in doubt. Rah! It was only a lark. ... I thought of the girl in Mouquin's; how much better it would have been to spend the evening with her. exchanging badinage, and looking into each other's eyes! Pshaw! 1 covered my face with tho gray mask and descended to the •treet. The trolley ran within two miles of the Hunt club. The car was crowded with masqueraders, and for the Arst time since I started out I felt comfort able. Everybody laughed and talked, though nobody knew who his neighbor was. I sat in a corner, silent and mo tionless as a sphinx. Once a pair of blue slippers attracted my eye. and again tho Aash of a lovely arm. At the end of the trolley line was a carryall which was to convey us to the club. We got Into the conveyance, noisily and good-humoredly. The exclamations of tho women were amusing. “Good gracious!” “Isn’t it fun!" “Lovely!" And all that. It must have been a novelty for some of these to act naturally for once. Nothing lasts po long as the natural instinct for play; and we always And ourselves coming back to it. Standing some hundred yards back from the road was the fr.tnous Holly- BY HAROLD MACGRATH . wood Inn, run by the genial Moriarity. Sometimes the members of the Hunt club put up there for the night when there was to be a run the following morning. It was open all the year round. , We made the club at exactly 10:30. Fortune went with me, doubtless It was the crowd going In that saved me from close scrutiny. My spirits rose as I espied Teddy Hamilton at the door. He was on the committee, and was In pluin evening clothes. It was good to see a familiar face. I shoul dered toward him and passed out my ten dollars. "Hello, Teddy, my son!" I cried out jovially. “Hello!” —grinning. Teddy thought it wus some one he knew; well, so It was. “What’s your card?” he cried, as I pressed by him. “The ten of hearts." “The ten of hearts,” repeated Teddy to a man who was keeping tally on a big cardboard. This sight did not reassure me. If they were keeping tally of all the cards presented at the door, they would soon And out that there were too many tens of hearts, too many by one! Well, at any rate, I had for the time being es caped detection; now for the fun: It would be sport-royal while it last- The Car Was Crowded with Masque radars. ed. What a tale to give out at the club of a Sunday night! I chuckled on the way to the ball room. I had dis pensed with going up to the dressing room. My robe was a genuine one. heavy and warm; so I had no overcoat to check. “Grave monk, your blessing!” Turning, I beheld an exquisite Col umbine. “Pax vobiscum!" I replie.l, sol emnly. "Pax . . . What does that mean?" “It means, do not believe all you see in the newspapers." Cdlumbine laughed gaily. “I did not know that you were a Latin scholar; and, besides, you gave me to understand you were coming as a Jes uit. Billy.” Hilly? Here was one who thought she knew me. 1 hastened to disillusion her. "My dear Columbine, you do not know me. not the least bit. My name Is not Hilly, It is Dicky.” "Oh, you cannot fool me," she re turned. “I heard you call out to Teddy Hamilton that your card was the ten of hearts; and you wrote me, saying that would be your card." Complications already, and I hadn't put my foot Inside the ball room! "I am sorry," I said, "but you have made a mistake. Your Jesuit probably told you his card would be the nine, not the ten.” “I will wager—” "Hush! This Is a charity dance; no DOG’S WONDERFUL DEVOTION The devotion of a Newfoundland dog was pathetic. His master had gone out in a boat which had over turned and had been drowned. A rescuing party arrived on the scene Just too late and took the body to the other side of the lake, a mile away. The dog arrived at the edge of the water just in time to see the body of his master lifted out. Plunging in, he swam across the lake. The poor animal licked the hands and face and when he saw that his caresses were in vain he seated himself at his mas <Sie makes wagers at such affairs.’ "Hut — Why. my goodness! there's my Jesuit now?" And to my intense relief she dashed away. I carefully observed the Jesuit, and mado up my mind to keep an eye upon him. If he really possessed the ten of hearts, the man who kept tally on the cardboard was doing some tall thinking about this time. I gilded away, into the gorgeous ball room. What a vision greeted my eye! The decorations were in red and yellow, and it seemed as though perpetual au tumnal sunset lay over everything. At the far end of the room was a small stage hidden behind palms and giant ferns. The band was striking up "A Summer Night In Mu nich,” and a monderful kaleidoscope revolved around me. I saw Cavaliers and Roundheads, Puritans and Beel zebubs, Musketeers, fools, cowboys, Indians kings and princes; queens and empresses, fairies and Quaker maids, white and black and red and green dominoes. Tom Fool's night. Indeed! Presently I saw the noble Doge of Venice coming my way. From his portly carriage 1 reasoned that if he wasn't in the gold-book of Venice he stood very well up In the gold-book of New York. He stopped at my side and struck an attitude. "Pax vobiscum!” said I, bowing. "Re at the Inquisition Chamber, di rectly the clock strikes the midnight hour," he said, mysteriously. "I shall be there to deliver the su preme Interrogation.” I replied. "It Is well.” He drifted away like a stately ship. Delightful foolery! 1 saw the Jes uit, and moved toward him. "Disciple of Loyola, hast thou the ten of hearts?” "My hearts number nine, for I have lost one to the gay Columbine.” "I breathe! Thou art not he whom I seek." We separated. I was mor tally glad that Columbine had made a mistake. The women always seek the monk at a masquerade; they want absolu tion for the follies they are about to commit. A demure g Quakeress touched my sleeve in passing. "Tell me, grave monk, why did you seek the monastery?" “My wife fell in love with me,” — gloomily. “Then you have a skeleton in the clothes-press?" "Do I look like a man who owned such a thing as a clothes-press, much less so fashionable a thing as a fam ily skeleton?" "Then what do you here?” "I am mingling with fools as a pen ance.” A fool caught me by the sleeve and battered me gaily over the head with a bladder. “Marry come up, why am I a fool?" “It is the fashion," was my answer This was like to gain me the reputa tion of being a wit. I must walk care fully, or these thoughtless ones would begin to suspect there was an impostor among them. "Aha!” There was mine ancient friend Julius. “Hall, Caesar!" He stbpped. “Shall I beware of the Ides of March?" I asked. Jovially. "Nay, my good Cassius; rather be ware of the ten of hearts." said Cae sar, In hollow tones, and was gone. To be Continued. ter's feet and refused to move. He followed the hearse to the burying ground and seated himself discon solately at the side of the grave until the services were over. Then every day he made a trip to the little cemetery and lay with his head'be tween his paws beside the grave. A few weeks went by and the began to pine. He refused to eat his food and his visits to the grave be came more frequent. And then one night when the wind was howling he started out alone. A few days later they found his body on the shore and buried him beside his master. NEW LAND LAWS PRESIDENT URGES RADICAL LEG ISLATION. NATION TO RETAIN THE TITLE Special Message Advocates Leasing Bystem Both for Coal Lands and Grazing Lands—Wants Appropria tion to Detect and Prevent Frauds. Washington. —President Roosevelt Wednesday sent to Congress a long message calling attention to what lie terms the “urgent need of legislation affecting the different phases of the public land situation in the United States.” Ho advocates tne conservatism of coal and other luel resources on lands &till belonging to the government, saving that henceforth the nat'.ou should retain its title to its fuel re sources; urges got uxi:n:cut control of the western public r.a:slyres, with a system of small grazing fees, etc., an-1 asks for an appropriation of half a mil lion dollars, immediately available, iu addition to present estimates, to aid in detecting and preventing land frauds. He contends for n system of govern ment leasing of its min-raMnnds and for treating these fuel lands as public utilities. Tlie President points out that 'X would have been better !: some eastern coal lands had been left under govern ment control, and suggests provision In the West "against recurrence of the •onditions we deplore in the East.” Citing 2,300 cases of public land en tries in four districts mentioned, the President says no compliance with tbo law was found in over halt of them and deliberate fraud in many cases. The President first refers to his pre vious message to Congress on the sub Joel and again calls attention :o the Importance of such legislation as would provide for title to and develop ment of the surface land as separate sind distinct from the right to the un denting mineral fuels In regions where these may occur, and the dis posal of those mineral fuels under n leasing system on conditions which would inure to the bene At of the public as a whole. H« says ho cares little for the details and that the prime need Is that the system shou d be estab lished. The message in part says: "Such a leasing system nu that pro posed represents by no menus r.n un tried policy. In ihe Australian coun tries during the last fifteen years coa*. has been mined under a system ot gov ernment lenses and on conditions so Ir.rorable for development that their coal and coke arc to-day being sold or. the PaclAc coast of both the American continents. In all the great coal-pro ducing European countries except Great Britain coal is being mined un der government leases. “In Great Britain leases are granted almost entirely by the private land owners, but there, ns In other coun tries. the surface culture and the min ing operations are conducted inde pendently of each other. In Nova Sco tia. British Columbia. Indin and other British colonies a government leasing system has been adopted and Is work lng satisfactorily. “Mineral fuels, like the forests and navigable streams, should be treated as public utilities. This is generally recognized abroad. In some foreigu countries practical control of a large portion of the fuel resources was al lowed years ago to pass Into private nands, but the existing governments are endeavoring to regain this control in order that diminishing fuel supply mar be safeguarded for the common goou, instead of being disposed of for the bene At of the few —though the mis take of the preceding generation In deposing of these fuels for a nominal return cannot always be corrected by the present generation, as the cost may be so enormous as to be prohib itory. “In our own western states and ter ritories the scarcity of both wafer and foiests has rendered necessary their preservation as public utilities and the preservation of the forests for the pur pose of conserving both the waters and the timber supply has come to be recognized as the wise and proper policy of the federal government. "The quantity of high grade mineral fuels in the West is relatively much smaller than that of the forests and the proper conservation of these fuels is a matter of far-reaching importance. “This government should not now repeat the mistakes of the past. Uet us not do what the next generation cannot undo. “We have a right to the proper use of both the forest and the fuel during our lifetime, but we should not dispose of the birthright of our children. If this government sells its remaining fuel iands. they pass out of its future control, and a future congress will be at liberty to decide whether It will con tinue or change this policy. "Let me also again urge that legisla tion be passed to provide for govern ment control of the public pasture lands of tho West on the same general principles which now apply in the gov ernment control of the forest reserves. The local control of the range should he In the hands of Western men fa miliar with stock raising, and there should be full local participation in the management of the range. There Is n .o need that the government should ret a revenue from grazing on the pub lic range, but only enough to pay for administration and improvement and it may bo wise to provide that any surplus shall go to th> states ami ter ritories in which the fees are collected. "I aim exceedingly anxious to protect the interests ot bona Ade settlers and f o prevent hardships being inflicted upon them. But surety we are work ing in their Interests when we try to prevent the land which should be re served for them and those like them from being taken possession of for speculative purposes or obtained In any fraudulent fashion." Pueblo County Beet Sales. Pueblo.—The beet sugar campaign for 1906 In Pueblo county closed Wednesday evening, when the last car of beets was shipped out of Avondale. This year 11,195 tons of beets were shipped to Rocky Ford, for which the growers received $55,975. Avondale has succeeded In establishing the rec ord for tho Arkansas valley for yield, the average being thirteen tons an acre, while sonic farmers raised as high as twenty-Jive tons. DEFENDS SMOOT MORMONISM 18 NOT A DISQUALI FICATION. SPEECH OF SEKATOR KNOX Says That the United States Has Guar anteed Religious Toleration in Utah States Should Be Left Free in Choice of Senators. Washington.—Senator Knox of Penn sylvania made an address in the Sen ate Thursday in support of Senator Smcot’s title to a seat in the Senate as representative from Utah. He strongly cj>posed the report of the committee on privileges and elections which favors ousting Smoot. He insisted that noth ing short of a two-thirds vote of the entire Senate membership could un seat the Utah senator. Mr. Knox insisted that Smoot should not be expelled because of his Mor monlsm, as the United States had guar anteed religious toleration in Utah. He should not be expelled even if he air proved polygamy, and the Senate should not go out of its way in defeat ing Utah's choice. Mr Knox argued that there is no fed eral law against polygamy or polyga mous cohabitation applicable to Utah. Mr. Knox said he had intenionally referred to the proposed action against Senator Smoot as expulsion, as he did noc think the Senate would seriously consider that any question is involved except one of expulsion. He contended that there is no ques tion of Senator Smoot possessing the qualifications prescribed by the consti tution, and, therefor-, he could not be deprived of his seat by a majority vote. Subject to the constitution, said Mr. Knox, the states are left untrammeled in their right to choose their senators. "It is an easy step after the first one is taken,” continued Mr. Knox, "be cause of a man’s religion, to take the next and logical one of exclusion be cause of a man’s politics, and then be cause of his notions upon economics, and then because of his attitude to ward certain legislation. “As regards Senator Siuoot, all have agreed that he is a man of unblem ished character, possessing every con stitutional qualification as asenatorof the United States. The only charge against him is that he is a member and officer of the Mormon Church. Clearly, that in Itself cannot disqualify him in this government, where, os Mr. Justice Stoiy said: "The Catholic and the Pro testant, the Calvinist and the Arme nion, the Jew and the infidel, may sit down at the common table of the na tional councils without any inquisition into their faith and mode of worship." Discussing the doctrines of the Mor mon Church, Mr. Knox quoted from Mi Smoot’s testimony that the law of the land is binding if It comes in con flict with the church. "In this country,” said Mr. Knox, “re ligious belief Is not an ofTense or a defense. A man may believe what he • hooses without fear of molestation from the law or deprivation of his civil rights. The only thing alleged against Smoot is that he tolerates polygamy. If this disqualifies him. every citizen of Utah, Mormon and Gentile, is likewise disqualified, who likewise refrains from prosecuting the old Mormon polygamists—and they all do.” Declaring that polgamy is dying out and that polygamous marriages have ended in Utah. Mr. Knox said: "I do not see how the sanctity of the American home is at stake in this Is sue. If the Mormon Church teaches polygamy and encourages its practice, surely the fact that Senator Smoot Is a monogamist and has from his youth up set his face and lifted up his voice against polygamy is conclusive evi dence that he is fighting for the home. ROYAL GORGE LINE. Preparing to Bogin Work on New Electric Railroad. Denver. —A Canon City special to the News says: An automobile trip was made to the top of the Royal Gorge Thursday by the Eastern capi talists who are guests of F. D. Heath of this city, and who are here In the interests of the proposed electric rail way to the top of the gorge. After the trip to Ihe gorge >V. >V- Umbenhauer stated they were de lighted with the scenery and probably would begin operations within the next two weeks. The capital stock of sl,* 000,000 has been underwritten by the banking firm of Umbenhauer & Co. of Philadelphia. The $30,000 bonus sub scribed by local people will not be ac cepted by the promoters except in the purchase of preferred stock. Over $34,000 already has been paid out on the liabilities of the old company in New York and other Easern cities. The local indebtedness will be paid In full ns soon as the matter can legally be determined. The directorate of the proposed road will be .as follows: Frank D. Heath, former Governor Peabody and W. F. Peabody, all of this city. W. W. Um brnhauer and Thomas J. Budd of Phil adelphia. Colonel Willis Wood and William Hutting of Kansas City. Prohibition Demonstration. Washington. Temperance advo cates. 1.000 strong, marched through the national capitol Thursday in sup port of the bill introduced by Repre sentative Webber of Ohio to rid the District of Columbia of the liquor traf fic. Men. women and children repre senting a score of total abstinence or ganizations and the leading churches of the district formed the procession which moved through the capitol for more ihan two hours, while Reuresent ative Webber and other prohibition ad vocates were speaking before the House committee on the District of Columbia in an efTort to secure a fa vorable report upon the bill. Irrigation Congress. Sacramento. —The board of control of the Fifteenth National Irrigation Congress at a meeting held here Wednesday fixed the date of the next Congress and finally decided upon an interstate exposit’'” of irrigated land products, to be held simultaneously. The congress will convene September 2nd for a full week’s session. Larchmont Victims Frozen. Providence. JL I.—Dr. John Champ- Hn, medical examiner, has certified to the death of all the victims whose bodies were brought here Wednesday. In each case he gave the cause of death as freezing. Not one of the per sons had been drowned, the terrible cold almost instantly freezing to death those who were plunged into the water while others were frozen in boats or on rafts or wreckage. LAND ORDER AMENDED. Order/Suspending issue of Land Pat ents Practically Revoked. Washington.—Western memberes o the Senate have received from Presi dent Roosevelt a copy of an order Junt issued which virtually revokes Secre tary Hitchcock’s order suspending is suance of land patents until entries can be examined on the ground by spe cial agents. The President has so amended th« sertetary’s order that homestead and timber land entries may now be pat ented. when entrymen have complied with the law and permitted proof thereof, no field examination being necessary. In fact, under the modified order, ex amlnation by a special agent is only required where fraud is Indicated, or when the homesteader is endeavoring to commute. The modification is in line with th recommendations which have recently been made to the President by severa western senators. The President’s order states that m examination in the field by a special agent shall be required in. the follow ing classes of entries: First —Final five-year homestead on tries heretofore made where the proof is satisfactory and complete. Second- -Final certificates and re ceipts in final five-year proofs hereto fore made when the proof Is satisfac tory and complete. Third —Homestead entries com muted ijn ceded Indian lands in which annual payments are required. Fourth —Entries where claimants’ compliance with the law has been es tabllshed by contest or other regular adverse proceedings. Fifth—Entries confirmed by virtue of any act of Congress. Sixth —Selections and entries In which no residence or improvement Is required by law, when the lands em braced are situated in non-mineral lo calities. as shown by records of the Geological Survey, or when their char acter has been fixed by investigation and classification in accordance with law. Seventh—Reissuance of patents be cause of clerical error occuring in pat ents heretofore Issued. Eighth—Military bounty land war rants and other similar warrants when lequisition proof has been made. TWENTY-EIGHT HOUR LAW. Secretary Wilson Means to Protec Livestock Shipments. Washington—Secretary Wilson Wed nesday gave the department of justice data on 16 violations of the "28-hour" law—an act providing that livestock shipped on railroads may not be kept in cars without food and water longer than 28 hours without the consent of the shipper, and then only 10 hours. The cases are against the Rock Island road. The record show the stock was kept in the cars an average of about 45 hours. In a circular sent by Secretary Wil son to the heads of all railroad lines in tho country, he says: "The department has, to this date, received evidence of something over 500 violations of this law and about 60 of these cases have been reported to the department of justice in order that suit may be instituted in each case for the maximum penalty of SSOO. Nearly 150 cases will be transmitted to the department of Justice in a few days. In all of these cases the offense con sisted in confining the livestock be yond the statutory time, and In none of these cases has the question been raised whether the cattle when un loaded were placed in properly equip ped pens for rest, water and feeding. "The purpose of this letter is to call the attention of your corporation to the fact that hereaftqr the inspectors of the department will examine the pens in which various railroads of the United States engaged In Interstate commerce unload livestock for rest, water and feeding; and when cattle are unloaded into pens which are not properly equipped, suits will be brought for the recovery of penalties. The department is in receipt of numer ous reports and complaints from stock men and others that livestock is un loaded into pens. In some cases belly deep In mud. In others the water sup ply Is insufficient or so arranged that the stock Is unable to drink. In other cases the feed is so placed that most of the cattle cannot reach it." THAW CASE POSTPONED. Death of Juror’s Wife Causes an Ad journment. New York.—Another tragic chapter in the history of the Thaw-White epi sode was written Thursday when death stepped in to halt the famous trial. The wife of Juror Joseph B. Bolton died Thursday afternoon, soon after her husband had reached her bed side. He had been summoned from the court room, where the trial had been in progress for less than fifteen minutes. The formal announcement of Mrs. Bolton’s death was made in court shortly after 2 p. m.. the hour set for the afternoon session, and Justice Fitzgerald immediately ordered an ad journment until Monday morning. The court also ordered, with the consent of counsel, that the other ele ven jurymen be given their liberty and no longer be held together. He admon ished the jurors to be guided by their honesty and their oaths, and not to read the newspapers or to discuss the Thaw case with anybody. Suffragists Go to Prison. I.ondon. —Fifty-six women suffrag ists. arrested within the precincts of parliament were arraigned in police court charged with disorderly conduct and resisting the police. Mrs. Des hard. a sister of General French, who has taken a prominent part in the suf fragist movement and who was the leader of the attack upon the House of Commons, was sentenced to pay a fine of $lO or undergo twenty-one days’ imprisonment. Some of the women who previously had been imprisoned for engaging in suffra-rists’ demonstra tions also were fined $lO with the op tion of a month's imprisonment. Women Fighting Smoot. Washington. D. C.—By the time the hearing In she case of Senator Reed ?moot is reached there will be several hundred women from various parts of the country present in the capitol to protest in such manner as they can against permit!lnc the Utah senator to retain his scat. Mrs. Howard W. Llp pincott of Philadelphia, was one of the first to arrive, in.l is at the Shorehnm. She is the editor of the magazine printed by the Congress of Mothers an.*. is also a member or the executive committee of the national league of women’s organizations. SCORES SMOOT UTAH MINISTER ANSWERS SENA TOR KNOX’S SPEECH. PLEA AGAINST POLYGAMY Gentile Side of the Mormon Contro versy Presented by Dr. Padcn of Salt Lake City—Address at Wash ington Anti-Polygamy Meeting. Washington.—Polygamy was scored and President Joseph Smith and the leaders of the Mormon Church In Utah were denounced by the Rev. Dr. Wil liam M. Paden. pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City and president of the Ministerial Association of the Northwest, at an anti-Mormon meeting held at the Met ropolitan M. E. church in this city Sunday night under the auspices of tho National League of Women’s Organi zations. Dr. Paden devoted most of his speech to reviewing tho minority reports submitted to the Senate In tho Smoot, case, and declared the stand taken by Senator Knox of Pennsylva nia was nothing more nor less than a plea to the American people to acqui esce In the polygamous practices in Utah. Dr. Paden presented the Gentile side of the Mormon controversy, declaring the law-abiding citizens of Utah will lake the Senate’s action. If Senator Smoot is allowed to retain his seat, us an indorsement of the policy of polyg amous living. He declared the federal legislation of 1862 against bigamy in the territories had never been exe cuted. The law was defective, hu said, in that It made no provision against the crime of polygamous liv ing. , , "No law against polygamy is worth the paper on which It Is written,” con tinued the speaker, “unless it also deals with polygamous cohabitation. We cannot this day prove Joseph Smith is a polygamist, but only that he is a polygamous cohabitator.” Dr. Paden commended the Edwards- Tucker acts as the only laws which ever made polygamous living a crime to be prosecuted and “not to be ac quiesced In or tolerated. Thousands of cases were prosecuted successfully In the Utah courts, he decide*! when these laws were being enforced by the government and they were the direct cause of "bringing the polyga mists to 4helr knees in 1890, when the church capitulated and made uncondi tional surrender.” The speaker said President Joseph F. Smith and several apostles of the church have had children born to them by their plural wives since the mani festo prohibiting polygamous living laws issued. Throughout his speech Dr Paden referred to Senator Smoot as "Reed Smoot, apostle, prophet, seer, reve lator of the Mormon Church." In concluding. Dr. Paden said: “This toleration of polygamous liv ing means the toleration of polygamy, the toleration of adultery, with relig ious sanction. Acknowledging, as we may, that the majority of the people of Utah do not dare to do other than ac quiesce, that Senator Smoot acquiesce. Is no reason why the people of the na tion should acquiesce. Senator Knox calls upon us to let polygamous living alone and to call our being so satisfied as no more than religious toleration. "Reed Smoot Is in harmony with the quorum to which he is subject when he acquiesces in the continua tion of this crime against God and man; but can it be possible that Sena tor Knox is in harmony with his con stituency in Pennsylvania, in harmony with the moral and religious will of the people of the United States, when he becomes the devil’s advocate before the Senate of the United States anu makes a plea for the religious tolera tion of polygamous living as he did.” WYOMING ROUGH HOUSE. Indignant Benator Almost Precipitates an Ugly Riot. Cheyenne, Wyo.—Never before In the history of a Wyoming Legislature was such a scene enacted as occurred on the floor of the Senate Saturday af ternoon. The reapportionment meas ure, Increasing the legislative repre sentation of Uinta county, and decreas ing the representation of Converse, Na trona, Big Horn, Crook and Weston counties, had Just been passed. Sena tor John Williams of Converse county arose and made a fiery speech, in which he asserted that he considered the members of Laramie and Albany county delegations in the Senate dis honest and the delegations dishonora ble. Great excitement followed the speech, and Senator P. S. Cook of I.ar amlo county moved that the sergeant at-arms be instructed to bring Senator Williams before the bar of the Senate! to apologize for his remarks. The mo tion carried and the sergeant-at-arms advanced upon Williams, whereupon the senator, raging like a lion, sprar. n to the front of the chamber, and, In a voice of thunder, shouted: "I will not apologize to this body or to any body on earth, or to any man on earth,” and he glared at Cook, who did not respond. Senator Schwoob has tily moved that the Senate go Into re cess for fifteen minutes and the motion was carried. During the interval an effort to make Williams apologize was made, but he became more violent. When the Senate reconvened Senator Sullivan of Natrona county arose and indorsed the remarks of Williams. Cook then withdrew his motion, hai! •the record of the proceedings ex punged and so the matter rested. Hi.-' tho Senate insisted upon an apology from Williams It is entirely probable that a disastrous rough house would have been the result. Anti-Clerical Demonstration Rome.—Fifteen thousand person*, among them 150 red-shirted Garibal dians, with 120 flags and twenty bands of music, participated Sunday in an anti-clerical demonstration In favor o! France. Socialistic deputies delivered violent anti-clerical speeches. Similar manifestations took place In all Italian leading towns. Million Will Starve. minion wm starve. Now York.—Alexis Alladin. leader of the peasant party in Russia, who ar rived here Friday says that tho condi tion of the poorer classes in Russia extremely desperate. He believes. said, that more than 1,000.000 persons will die In that country during the next three months from starvation Unless the constitutional rights de inanded by the Russian people are im mediately granted. Mr. Alladin ns serted, there will be one of the great est strikes the world has ever seen. The Russian navy will join In the re volt and the armv will follow.