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and Masks I Carr*/cur /s os er /*XHu CO Wit* Drawings by llarrisoa Fisher. CHAPTER lll.—Continued. “What do you know about the ten of hearts?” I began with directness. • I am a shade; all things are known to me." "You may be a lamp-shade, for all I care. What do you know about the ten of hearts?" •'Beware of It.”—hollowly. From under his toga he produced a ten of hearts! My knees wabbled, and there was a sense of looseness about my collar. The fellow knew I was an impostor. Why didn't he denounce me? is the back of your card* anything like this one?” —Ironically. *i dare say it isn’t. But have your good time, grave monk; doubtless you are willing that the fiddlers shall be paid.” And wrapping his toga about him majesti cally. he stalked away, leaving me staring dumfoundedly after his reced ing form. Discovered! The deuce! Had I been attired like yon Romeo. I certainly should have taken to my heels; but a fellow can ns>t run in a Capuchin's gown, and re tain any dignity. I would much rather he arrested than laughed at. I stood Irresolute. What was to be done? How much did be know? Did he know who I was? And what was his object in letting me run my course? 1 was all at sea. Hang the grisly old Roman! I shut my teeth! I would see the comedy to its end. no matter what befell. If worst came to worst, there was always Teddy Hamilton to fall back on. I made off toward the smoking room, rumbling imprecations against the god 8 for having given me the luea of attending this masquerade, when It would have been cheaper and far more comfortable to go to the theater. But as soon as 1 entered the smok ing room. I laughed. It was a di —11 scene. Here we were, all of us. trying savagely to smoke a cigar or cigarette through the flabby aperture desig nated in a mask as the mouth. It was a hopeless job; for myself, 1 gave it up in disgust. Nobody dared talk naturally for fear of being identified. When a man did open his mouth it was only to commit some banal Idiocy, for which, during office hours, he would have been haled to the nearest insane asylum and labeled Incurable. Added to this was h at matching Sahara's and the op pressive odor of weltering paint. By Jove! Only one man knew that the back of my card was unlike the others; the man who had picked it u;» in old Friard's curio-shop, the man who had come to Illankshire with me! I knew now. He had been there buy ing a costume like myself. He had seen me on the train, and had guessed the secret. I elbowed ray way out of the smoking room. It wouldn't do me a bit of harm to ask a few polite ques tions of Mr. Caesar of the sardonic laugh. But I had lost the golden oppor tunity. Caesar had gone to Join the shades of other noble Romans; in vain I searched high and low for him. Once I ran Into Hamilton. His face was pale and disturbed and anxious. ‘ What's the trouble. Hamilton?” I asked, with forced gaiety. lie favored me with a penetrating glance. ' The very devil is the trouble,” he growled. "Several of the ladies have begun to miss valuable jewels. Anne of Austria has lost her necklace and Queen Elizabeth Is without a priceless comb; altogether, about ten thousand dollars.” "Robbery?” I looked at him aghast. "That's the word. Curse the luck! There is always something of this sort happening to si>oll the fun. But who ever has the Jewels will not get away with them." "What are you going to do?” "I have already sent for the village police. Now I shall lock all the doors “Have You Heard the Newt?" and make every man and woman pro duce cards for identification.”—ab ruptly leaving me. Thunderbolts out of heavens! My knees and collar bothered me again; the first attack was trifling compared t * this second seizure. How the devil was I to get out? "Are you searching for me?" in quired a soft voice at my elbow. I turned instantly. The Blue Dom ing had come back to me. **l have been searching for you everywhere.” I said gallantly. “Oh! but that is a black one. Never mind; the fib was well meant." I led her over to a secluded nook, within a few feet of the door which pave entrance to the club cellars. This door I had been bearing in mind for some time. It is well to know your topography. The door was at the left of the band platform. There was a twin door on the other side. \Ve sat down. BY HAROLD MACGRATH y “Have you heard the news?” I asked. "No. Has some one been discov ered making love to his own wife by mistake?” “It's serious. Anne of Austria and Queen Elizabeth have been robbed of some jewels.” 'A thief among us?" “A regular Galloping Dick. I'm a thief, myself, for that matter.” "You?" she drew away from me a bit. "Yes. My name is Procrastination." “Ah, my grave Capuchin, we do not steal time; we merely waste it. But Is what you tell me true?" "I am very sorry to say It Is. The jewels were worth something like ten thousand dollars.' "Merciful heavens!” "It Is true, infernally true," —look- ing around to see If by chance Caesar had reappeared on the scene. (How was I to manage my escape? It is true I might hie me to the cellars: but how to get out of the cellars!) "Have you seen Julius Caesar?” I asked. "Caesar?" “Yea. Miss Hawthorne—" The Blue Domino swung about and leaned toward me. her hands tense upon the sides of her chair. "What name did you say?"—a strained note In her voice. "Hawthorne," I answered, taking out the slip of pasteboard. "See! it says that one blue domino was rented of Monsieur Frlard at five-thirty this afternoon." "How did you come by that ticket?” she demanded. "It was a miracle. I purchased a mask there, and this ticket was wrapped up in my bundle by mistake. " “It is a curious coincidence." —her voice normal and unagitated. I was confused. "Then I am mis taken?" —my chagrin evident. (All this while, mind you, I was wonder ing if that cellar-door was unlocked, and how long it w’ould take me to reach it before the denouement!) “One way or the other. It does not matter." said she. "Yet, if 1 could reach the cellars.” —absently. Then I bit my tongue. j "Cellars? Who said anything about cellars? 1 meant that this is not the i hour for unmasking or disclosing one's identity."—coldly. "And yet, when Caesar whispered,| 'Beware the ten of hearts,' you turned# and shuddered. What have you to offer in defense?" "It was the horrid mask he wore." “Well, it wasn't handsome of him." "What did you mean by cellars?"— suddenly becoming the inquisitor in her turn. "I? Oh, l was thinking what I should do In case of fire." —nimbly. "That is not the truth.” “Well. no. it isn't. Can you keep a secret?" I whispered. “If It Isn’t a terrible one.” “Well, I have no earthly business here. I am an impostor." "An impostor!" “Yes. And for the past few min- I utes, since I heard of the robbery. I've been thinking how I could get out of here upon the slightest notice." While \ the reckless spirit was upon me. I pro- ■ duced the fatal card and showed the back to her. "You wilWfind that yours is of a different color. But*! am not the Galloping Dick; it was only a hare-brained lark on my part, anu I had no idea it would turn out serious like this. 1 was going to disappear 1 Willing to Overlook It. | “You!” exclaimed the indignant . 1 old gentleman, "you want to marry ’ my daughter? Why. sir. It was only 11 a few years ago that you were caddy-. i Ing for me." I ■ before they unmasked. What would you advise me to do?” She took the card, studied it. and finally returned It. There followed an interval of silence. "I have known the imposition from the first.” she said. "What!" She touched the signet-ring on mj little finger. "I have seen that once before to-night. No." she mused, “you will not blow up the postofflee to-night nor the police station." She lifted the corner of her mask, and I beheld the girl I had met in Mouquln's! "You?" "Silence! So tt|is Is the meaning of your shuffling those cards? Ob. It is certainly droll!" She laughed. "And are you Miss Hawthorne?" “I am still In the mask, sir; I shall answer none of your questions." "This is the finest romance In the world!" I cried. "You were talking about getting out." she said. "Shall 1 lend you my domino? But that would be useless Such a prestidigitator as Signor Fan toccini has only to say—Presto! and disappear at once." “1 assure you, it is no laughing mat ter." “I see it from a different angle." An artist's model, and yet a guest at ,his exclusive function? A commotion around the stage dis tracted us. Presently we saw Teddy Hamilton mount the stage and hold up his hands. "Attention, ladies and gentlemen!" he called. Silence gradually fell upon tbe mote ly groups of masqueraders. "A thief is among us. I have had all the exits closed. Everybody will be so kind as to present cards at the Tha Blue Oomino Swung About. • main entrance. Three jen-spots of hearts have been tallied on the com paring lists. We have been Imposed upon. The police are on the way. Very sorry to cause you this annoy ance. The identity of the holders of the cards will be known only to those of us on the committee." | Silence and then a murmur which soon became a buzzing like that of many bees. The Blue Domino suddenly clutched ray arm. "Please take me away, take me away at once! I’m an imi>ostor. too!". Two of us! | This was disaster. 1 give you my solemn word, there was nothing I re- ■ gretted so much as the fact that I hadn't gone to the theater. But 1 am a man of quick thought and resource. In the Inelegant phras ing of the day. me for the cellars! "Come." said I to the girl; “there’s only once chance In a hundred, but we ll take It together.” "Together? Where?” "Why to the cellars. I've a pocket ful of matches. We can make a try. •FFor. if there's a thief around, and we are caught and proved impostors— , Well. I leave you to Imagine!" "1 will go with you,” she replied resolutely. The gods were with us. The door leading to the cellars was not locked. • I opened It, passed tbe girl before me. and closed the door. "I am frightened!" she whispered. “So am I." I offered, to reassure her. I "You are not afraid of rats, are you?" “No-o!" "Bully!” I cried. Then I laughed. "How can you laugh? It is horrl , ble!" she protested. I "You would come, though I heard your uncle warn you. Look at it the way I do. It's a huge joke, and years i from now you'll have great fun telling j It to your grandchildren." "I wish, at this moment. I could see so far ahead —What was that*"— seizing my arm. Click! Somebody had locked the door be , hind us! To be Continued. I "Yes.” the young man replied, "but II don't intend to let that stand in the way. I hope I am philosopher enough to understand that a very bad golfer I may make a fairly good father-in-law." I —Chicago Record-Herald. YOUR OBLIGATIONS SOME OF THE THINGS YOU OWB YOUR OWN TOWN. YOU SHOULD LUY AT HOME The Country Town Can Be Made the Very Best Place to Live in the United States. (Copyright, by Alfred C. Clark.) A preacher who was a crank on doctrine wearied his congregation by conr;antly harping on baptism. A brot jer that longed for a rest handed him t text he thought safe. “The way of t le transgressor is hard.” "Friends.” said the preacher, "there are three things suggested by this scripture: First, the transgressor. Second, his conversion. Thitvi, his baptism. We will pass over the flrkt two and come at once to the thli.l.” Many reasons why i>eople should trade at home rather than send their money away have been given, but sup pose we pass them all by and cotce at once to the one vital reason: It is the right thing to do. For after all the fundamental ques tion in every transaction is whether it is right or wrong. Not will I save money, but is It Just? Not Is it more convenient, but is it fair? Not whether is It good business, but whetherlt is good morals? For you and I know, and all the world is coming to know, that not one dollar Is ever saved or made by Unfair means that does not curse tbe possessor. And a man may be as dis honest in saving money as in getting It. It Is right to spend our money with the home town and wrong to send it away because we are under obliga tions to the home town, but not to the mail order house. Financial Obligations. In the first place the country is un der financial obligations to the town. Of course the town Is also indebted to the country, but the town cannot help but pay its debt. Its very exist ence does that. Hence we are merely discussing the country side of the ob ligation. Don’t Let the Catalog Houao Batter Down the Wall of Civil and Industrial Solidity That Makes for the Safety of Your Community Interests. Find 200 acres of good land almost anywhere that is 20 miles from town and you can buy it for $25 an acre. The same land within ten miles will bring $33. within five miles its value Is $60. within two miles $85 an acre. Thus that town has increased the land within a radius of ten miles an average of $35 dollars an acre. As that is about the age of country towns generally, you may figure that a town, as long as it is fairly prosperous, in creases the land around it an average of one dollar an acre every year. Not considering staple articles like rattle, hogs and grain which can be shipped and sold anyway, the town as a local market is worth at least $75 a year to the ordinary farmer. For example: This year the peach markets were so glutted no ordinary fruit would pay the express. Around the little town in which the writer lives most farmers have a few peach tree'. The 4 000 inhabitants bought nearly every bushel in the vicinity at from 40 cents to a dollar a bushel. More than $4."00 was paid for peaches within three weeks. That was clear gain which must be set over to the credit of the town. Plums, cherries, early vegetables, scores of little odds and ends, perish able stufT tha: :he farmer could not or would not ship he turns into cash at the home town. So if a man owns 200 acres within reach of town, he will receive $275 a year direct cash value from that town, none of which he would receive from the mail order house. To be sure, tbs town does not do nate him that amount, the town was not built for the purpose of philan thropy. yet he receives an actual cash benefit because the town is there; and he is under actual financial obliga tions to return that benefit by spend ing his money at home. It is not an obligation that the law would recognize, but It is one that ap peals to those independent, clean hearted men of high honor who feel that perfect honesty demands that when benefits are received from stranger or brother, friend or foe. benefits should be returned. It is sometimes argued that the town has forfeited Its right to the farmer's patronage by selling too high. But a careful investigation will not bear out that contention. Your town is unusually prosperous If you can count more than four merchants who have cleared $10,000 In the past ten years. That is a thousand dollars a year for time and interest on capital. You can count five or six others who haw failed during that time, lost everything. The January Invoice will not show a net gain of $500 per business man. That means the or dinary merchant and his capital are not clearing $50 a month. This does not indicate an unreasonable profit on goods sold. Social Obligations. It is right for the country to spend iu money wi:h the home town because • f the social obligation* between u»&m. The town is the center of your com munity. From It radiates your rural mail service; In It center your tele phone systems. On the streets of the town you nteet your neighbors Satur day afternoons and exchange news and experience. You go to It for a day of recreation when the snow comes, the fair, or on holidays. There during the winter lecture course you hear great orators and ex cellent musicians. The political rallies, the church conference or association are held there By and by In the pretty little vil lage church, whose spire you can see front your farm, you son will preach the*gospel. In the brick building two doors from the corner, a farmer boy will open a law office, and in the little frame two blocks away another son of the soil, just back from college, will begin the practice of medicine. There is the high school to which you send your children, and there after awhile your daughter will teach. And some day when you find the iarm work too heavy for your age. and want to get near the children, you will build on that grassy corner lot two doors from the Methodist church and move to town. Yes, the town is a mighty good thing to have, a pleasant thing; and the more you put into it the more you get out of it. For It grows according to the trade it gets and the more it grows the more it can buy and the higher will go your land. A good town, you know, where there is plenty of work for carpenters and bricklayers, and masons and smiths, work for everybody at good wages, is worth ten times as much to the sur rounalng country as the little sun burned village where the carpenter and the “storekeeper" play marbles in the streets. The Moral Obligation. But the last and strongest reason why it is right that the country peo ple spend their money at home is the moral obligation. The town is yours, yours to ruin or prosper. The same sense of obliga tion should prompt you to support it, as prompted our old Teutonic ances tors in the forests of Germany to stand elbow to elbow in protection of their village. The same spirit of loyal ty should inspire you as fired the Highland Scot to spend his blood for the welfare of his clan. The country town with all Its faults is the best governed, most enlight ened. most moral, and happiest spot in American civilization. It is a good safe place. Not too swift, nor yet too slow. In touch with the current of progress, but not racing with greed. The place from which come nearly all the great business men, lawyers, scholars, preachers, physicians. The place where men are neighborly and helpful. This town, my farmer friend, is yours. But the city belongs to the mail order houses and the devil. With its corrupt government, its overflow of population, and its vice, the great city is the menace of our morals and our liberties. The city like the dragon swallows the vast throngs of country boys and girls that flock into it. and by and by when health, and virtue and hope are gone, spews them out to die in want, or sander as derelicts over the face of the earth. And don't you see. my friend, that when you take the money from the country town, you destroy the chance of success there, and the boys and girls will follow where you have sent the money? This town of yours was founded on faith, on the faith in the customs of men for hundreds of years to trade at the nearest town. These merchants and carpenters, masons and editors are your neighbors. They have grown up amongst you or amongst others like you. They have put their all In a little business, money, time and hope. Around the corner there Is a little cot tage. and the wife and the baby—it may be your grandbaby —wait; and there is a smile of happiness when “business is good," but the troubled look comes when business is poor. They are struggling to live, and pay for the little home, and by and by ed ucate the children. They are your neighbors and friends, not your ene mies. They work hard —you scarcely realize how hard —and are not living high. They have pinned their faith to the town —your town. Their success or failure is in your hands. For vour trade they will give you good returns, and all will prosper together. If you withdraw your trade, failure must follow. Some poor strag gler must go down facing bankruptcy. The light must go out of some wom an's eye. and hardship be laid up for the child. Even if you could save a little by sending your patronage to the city, do you not think it the fair thing, the just thing, the right thing, to trade at the little home town with those you know, those whose prosperity' and happiness are in your hands? For it is written. "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." WILLIAM H. HAMBY. The Most Appropriate. Bridget—Should I say 'Dinner !s ready" or “Dinner is served?” Mistress—Well. If It’s like yester day. I think you had better say, “Din ner is spoiled." ITS LAST DAYS CONGRESS IN BESSION SUNDAY. BUT DOES LITTLE. $1,800,000 FOR DENVER Some Conference Reports Ageed to— Ship Subsidy Bill Talked to Death. Washington.—The Senate and House conferees came to a final agreement on the sundry civil bill Sunday. One of the last items in controversy was that providing for the purchase of land for a new public building at Denver. The House conferees Insisted upon the House agreement to the Senate amend ment, but finally agreed to accept it with a proviso making the cost limit of the building for which plans are to be prepared $1,800,000. The amendment as it remains in the bill is as follows: "That the secretary cf the treasury be. and he is. hereby authorized and directed to have plans and specifica tions prepared for a new building for general purposes of the United States government at Denver, and to report to Congress at Its next session an esti mate of the cost of said building. Said estimate not to exceed $1,800,000. He is also authorized and directed to use such part of the force of the office of the supervising architect as may be necessary for this purpose." By far the larger part of the session of the Senate was devoted to a fili buster by the Democratic senators against the ship subsidy bill as it passed th? House, and when the Sen ate adjourned a few minutes before midnight the bill was still pending. A greater part of the day's session was in the House given to the consid eration of conference reports. The flna' report on the pension ap propriation bill, containing a provision for the maintenance of eighteen pen sion agencies was agreed to. The bill authorizing the establish ment of an agricultural bank in the Philippines was passed. The House agreed to the conference report on the general deficiency bill. A number of monument bills were passed. The conference report on the so called sixteen-hour bill was agreed to by a vote cf 233 to 0. The conference report on the sundry civil bill was agreed to. and with busi ness generally completed the House at 12:10 a. m. took a recess until 9:20 Monday morning. PETITION OF STATE OVERRULED. Idaho Judge Will Not Permit Witness Adams to Be Recalled. Wallace, Idaho.—The sharpest fight that has yet occurred in the long trial of Steve Adams for the murder of Fred Tyler ended Friday in a legal victory for the defense, when Judge Wood an nounced that he w*ould overrule the pe tition of the state for permission to re call Mrs. Arthur Phillips, and thus re open the case for the prosecution. While it is believed here that this startling change in the aspect of the trial renders Adams’ conviction of the murder of Tyler difficult. It is not be lie- ed he has any chance of regaining his liberty at present. He is wanted by the state as one its most impor tant witnesses in the approaching trial of Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone. of ficers of the Western Federation of Miners, for the assassination of former Governor Steunenberg. At least three courses are open to the state. It can hold Adams for trial for the murder of Settler Boule, which crime he confessed to Detective Me- Parland; can hold him for complicity in the Steunenberg murder, also men tioned in his confession, or may send him tc Colorado to be tried for taking par* in blowing up the depof at Inde pendence. where several non-union miners, were killed. WHAT CONGRESS DID. Appropriations Amounted to Nearly a Billion Dollars. Washington.—More money has been appropriated during the short session of the Fifty-ninth Congress which passes into history at noon Monday than during any previous session. The amount, as near as can be estimated, approximates a billion dollars. Two big battleships were authorized for the navy and the artillery corps of the army was reorganized and en larged. A general service pension was granted to veterans of the Mexican and Civil wars, and like provisions were made for army nurses. For liver and harbor improvements the ap propriations aggregated $84,000,000. Increased salaries were given to Cab inet ministers, the vice president and senators, the speaker of the House of Representatives and its members, am bassadors. ministers and consuls; to postofflee clerks and letter carriers. A bill was passed for the establish ment of an agricultural bank in the Philippines. The free alcohol bill of last sesion was modified that farmers ma> distil products to be denatured. The right of appeal in criminal cases was granted the government, a meas ure intended to strengthen the anti trust legislation by affording a means whereby the Supreme Court may pass on the constitutionality and construc tion of such laws. Will Resist Two-Cent Fare Laws. Chicago.—The Western railroads have determined to fight in the courts all state laws making 2 cents a mile the* maximum “passenger rate. Attor neys of several of the largest roads held a conference here yesterday, with a view to having all roads pursue the same policy as to litigation over the 2- cent-a-mil*.* rate. The plan now generally favored is to ask the courts to restrain the enforce ment of the law on the ground that a rate of 2 cents a mile would cause the railroads a heavy loss, and in many cases would require them to run trains at less than the actual operating ex penses. regardless of the fixed charges, taxes an 1 other obligations of the rail roads. of which they claim the passen ger traffic should assume a share. No Sunday Papers in Canada. Toronto. —Should any enterprising news agent sell in Canada on Sunday next, a copy cf any American paper, he will be fined $250, and. failing to pny, must go »o jail for two months. Such ar* the terms of Canada's Sunday laws, now in force. Even ex press companies «.re forbidden to carry oa Sunday any newspapers into Can ada which are presumably for sale on h? Lord'.- Day. MARY B. EDDY HER CON BUEB FOR A RECEIVER FOR ESTATE. SAYS SHE IS DECEIVED By Her Advlaera Who Am Taking Ad vantage of Her Age for Their Financial Advantage. Concord, N. H.—A bill in equity to secure an accounting of the financial afTairs of Mrs. Mary Baker-Glover- Eddy. bead of the Christian Science Church, has been filed In the Superior Court for Merrimac county, by Mrs. Eddy’s son. George W. Glover of Dead wood, South Dakota, and his daughter. Mrs. Mary Baker-Glover, and George W. Baker of Bangor, Maine, nephew and "next friend” of Mrs. Eddy. The bill is directed against Alfred Farlow and other trustees of the Chris tian Science Church In Boston; Calvin A. Frye. Mrs. Eddy’s secretary; Lewis CL Strang, her assistant secretary, and Herman S. Herring, first reader of the church in Concord. Besides demanding an accounting of all transactions regarding Mrs. Eddy’s afTairs, the bill asks for restitution in case any wrong-doing appears; for in junction during the litigation against interference with her property and business, and for a receiver. In a statement Issued to-night by for mer United States Senator William E. Chandler, special counsel in the action, it is declared Mr. Glover la actuated by no spirit of disrespect to his mother, but believes that the proceeding is In her real interest. Mr. Glover says that the action Is not directed against the religion of the Christian Scientists. The state ment further declares that Mr. Glover had long thought his mother was grow ing too feeble in body and mind to at tend to Important business matters, but that for a long time he was unable to confirm this suspicion because those about her seemed unwilling to allow even her nearest relatives to have an interview long enough to reveal her actual condition. Early in January. It is said, Mr. Glover, during a visit to Concord, was enabled to have a short talk with his mother, and after due conalderatlon he decided on the present action as an imperative duty too long neglected. Specifically the bill alleges that the nominal plaintiff. Mrs. Eddy, who sues "by her next friend,*' has for a long time been Incompetent to do business or understand transactions conducted in her name. The next allegation Is that the defendants have possessed themselves of her personal property and have carried on her business. It is also alleged that, having done this. Knowing of her infirmity, they have become trustees for nearly all of her property which has come Into her possession, and are bound to give ac count thereof and of all transactions In her name. It is declared that there Is reason to fear that the defendants wrongfully converted some of her property to their own use. and that there are trans actions of which an account should be given. SUIT AGAINST MRS. EDDY. Her Attorney Declares that Charget Madj Are Entirely Unfounded. Concord. N. H. —General Frank S. Streeter, legal adviser of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy has Issued a statement replying to various allegations in the bill of equity which has been brought against trustees and directors of the Christlai Science church by relatives of Mrs. Eddy with the view of obtain ing an accounting of funds. “Early Saturday morning." he says, "I sent to Mrs. Eddy a copy of the bill in equity as published, but not yet served upon any of the defendants, aM far as I aiu Informed. I have since had a conference with her. at which this proceeding and matters connected therewith were fully discussed. “In common with her many friends, she believes that the initiative was not taken by her son or other relatives, but by others who in a markedly unusual manner and by unique methods are undertaking under the guise of court proceedings to continue the persecu* tlon begun some time ago. “From my conferences with her a*, the time and on other recent occasions I am able to speak definitely and posi tively. Her clearness of mind and res oluteness of purpose by her advanced years. Her capacity to 'think clearly and to der.’. accurately and justly with Importar: business affairs has never more perfectly demonstrated than in her conferences and acts the last two weeks and in numerous business let ters in h«r own handwriting which I have received from her during that time. "The amount of Mrs. Eddv'c property has been grossly multiplied by rumor and unfounded reports. She is not pos sessed of large wealth as the term is used. Mrs. Eddy receives no income from the church nor from the church publication society. Her sole Income for manv \ears has been from the copy right on her own books, and th» amount from this source has been over estimated. "Mrs. Eddy's business affairs have been managed by herself, with the aid of Mr.Fryo and under the oversight and personal audit of another gentle man. whose name has not been men tioned. but who stands for ail that Is honorable and of good repute In finan cial circle.* in Concord. Accurate ac counts of all her property and invest ments, as well as her annual inconio and expenditures, have been carefullv. kept and frequently audited. The last audit was in October, 1906. None of the defendants named, except Mr. Frve. has ally connection with the manage ™ent of her property or investments, or has aa\ knowledge whatever in ref erence thereto, nor have any of the said defendants ever received anv property of Mrs. Eddy which they hold In trust or otherwise, except In one In stance fo- the benefit of a relation. Investigate Violation of Federal Laws. nv ® r - Under the supervision of high officials, a corps of government secret service agents and attaches of the l nited States Department. Is quietly working up evidence In Denver and Colorado, which is expected to □ring forth sensational developments before tbe federal grand Jury at Pu , o- A federal Investigation Into al leged coal land frauds and railroad rate discriminations Is said to be on In full torce. with bneclal Assistant Attor ney General Knaebel in charge of anv 6-oseeutloi: which may arise.