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CARNETCROFT BY JOSEPH COOKE. , CHAPTER XXI. An Amphibian Mystery. My astonishment at this last remark of the Bruce woman was beyond ex pression, and. grasping her some what rudely by the arm, I ex claimed: "What do you mean by that? Ex plain yourself at once!” “You know well enough what I mean, and who I mean, sir,” she re plied in a whisper, placing her mouth close to my ear as she spoke. “As you love Miss Carney, and as you value her happiness, sir. you must trust me and ask no questions now.” I pondered deeply for a moment be fore I answered her and then I said in a low tone: “You are asking a great deal of me, Mrs. Bruce. You must remember that 1 am Miss Carney’s legal adviser and that I am in duty bound to look out for her interests. This thing has gone quite far enough already, and yet matters are growing more and more mysterious. I heard Jenka tell you that I was up on the hill this morn ing, and I have no wish to deny it, but I saw something there that must be explained at once or I shall notify the authorities; and, for my part, I do not see how it can be explained at all." "What did you see. sir?" she gasped, as if in great mental distress. “Well," 1 replied, slowly, "I saw a number of little graves, or what ap peared to be such." “Oh, my God!" she moaned, cover ing her face with her hands, "I did not think anything like that could happen! I should have burned them, sir. Oh, why didn't I burn them! It would have been much safer!" Jenks had slunk into the house, leaving us to onrselves, and I was enabled to talk more freely. “Look here, woman!" I exclaim ed. "What in the name of heaven does all this mean? Speak, or by all that’s holy I'll have you in jail before morning!" My impassioned words had no effect upon her other than to make her weep piteously, and I waited until she had regained her composure some what and was able to talk coher ently. "You misjudge me, Mr. Ware," she said. "Indeed you do, sir. I have com mitted no crime, sir, and I am doing all in my power to prevent one; for It would be a crime if it happened, although the law wouldn't call it so, sir.” She laid her hand on my shoulder respectfully and then, the old-fashion ed, motherly way coming over her, she continued in a choking voice: “You must do as I ask. Mr. Ware. Do not distrust me, 1 beg of you, sir, for I have so much to bear and I have borne it all so patiently and so willingly, too, sir. Remember, I have no fault to And, and I am glad to have been able to do what I have done, sir, but the end is so near now that I cannot bear to have every thing go for nothing at the last." Her eyes were filled with tears, and, do what I might, 1 could not doubt her honesty and sincerity. Before I could speak, she went on hurriedly, looking about her in an apprehensive way: “Just believe in me for a few days, sir, won't you? Do this for your own sake and for Miss Carney’s and the other young lady’s. You will never regret it, sir, I promise you; I swear it. sir, on everything I hold sacred, and God knows I am a churchwoman and live in fear of Him and His love sir.” For my life I could do no more than «he asked, and. after a moment's hesitation, I said slowly: “I must trust you, Mrs. Bruce, but I must tell you that I do so against my best Judgment. I do not see how all these things can be explained sat isfactorily and they must fee ex plained soon In every way. Still, I believe that you are sincere in what you tell me, and, for the present at least, I will ask no more questions and rely upon you to fulfill your protesta tions of good faith when the proper time comes. You will understand, of course, that in spite of this promise I shall feel perfectly free at any time to take such steps in this matter as I may deem necessary, and, while I am willing to let things stand as they are now for a short time, I shall act promptly and effectively if any new or otherwise suspicious cir cumstances arise." With these words I turned and walked down the path in the direc tion of Carney-Croft, leaving her standing by the gate, crying softly. The next afternoon I took a boat on the river and paddled aimlessly up and down trying to kill time and watching for an opportunity to speak to Miss Carney, whom I had not seen for two days. Miss Weston's condition was growing steadily worse, and the arriv al of the nurses from town and their close, attention to .their patient, coupled with the frequent and anx ious visits of the village physician, -served as a sufficient excuse for the hurried departure of all of Miss Car ney’s guests except myself, who re mained from a sense of duty as well as a desire to be near at hand and in a position to set myself right with my hostess on the first occasion that offered. I did not go far from the house, but rowed up and down the stream with ' no particular objective point ia mind . and only thinking of what I might do in regard to Mrs. Bruce, and, most of all, how I could hope to again gain Miss Carney*B good will, if nothing more, and explain, in the slightest de gree, my outrageous behavior. It Is needlefes to say that I was in no happy frame of mind and, as I allowed the boat to‘drift slowly down stream hrith the current, I leaifted over the -wide and peerfed into the depths of the COPYRIGHT /DOT-BY JTORY-FREOB CORRCmTOB limpid water on which I was float ing. As I drifted carelessly along in this lazy fashion I finally came to a point opposite that portion of the bank where the ghosts had disappeared so suddenly and mysteriously in the bright moonlight. Up to this time my mind had been free from any thought of this feature of the Carney- Croft puzzle, for the events of the past few days, together with my anx iety to see Miss Carney and right myself in her eyes, were more than enough to occupy my entire attention for the moment. The realization of my position off the shore, however, served to recall vividly the spectral scene of the sum mer. and I again began to speculate as to the manner in which the ghost like figures had managed to disappear from view in such an effectively su pernatural way. While I was pondering over this problem and wondering if I was ever to solve it with any degree of satis faction, I noticed a slight commo tion in the water between me and the shore, such as might have been made by a beaver or a muskrat. In another moment a man's head appeared above the surface and then, with a wild look at me and my b'-"’. not 20 yards distant, he gave a con- A Man’s Head Appeared Above the Surface. vulsive sputter and disappeared again with a plunge like that of a porpoise playing under the bow of a ship. The water was bitterly cold, for It was now near the end of October, and there was a chill in the air which foretold the coming of snow, yet, al though I patrolled the spot for near ly half an hour and had a clear view of the river and shore for fully a mile in every direction, the figure did not reappear. CHAPTER XXII. An Unexpected Swim. For a time it seemed to me that the fellow's life must have been lost and that his body had floated down the stream with the current, which in creased steadily In force as it neared the falls, some two miles below. Whence he had come I did not know, for I could not conceive that a man would be swimming in the river at this time of year, and. Just as I was about to row ashore and report the* affair to those who could institute a proper search for the body, «n idea Hashed into my head and served to explain the matter in short order. The ghosts, or at least the men who impersonated them, had always disappeared from sight at this point on the river bank, and. doubtless, they hatj dived into the water and found •belter somewhere under the shore. If this were the case, a man might easily enough have ventured out from his hiding place, and, upon seeing me, returned and waited until the coast was clear again. I pulled in close to the shore, and, paddling slowly along under the over hanging bank. I soon discovered a broad flight of stone steps lying en tirely beneath the surface of the wa ter, and leading apparently to some sort of a tunnel or cave. As I made this discovery I had no doubt that the mysterious figure I had seen had emerged from this sunken tunnel, and, upon encountering me, i had returned to It with all possible haste. I certainly had no desire to fol low him through the submerged en trance to his place of concealment, but I determined to oust him with out delay, and leaving my skiff at the boathouse, I returned for a final re connoiter before summoning a gang of men to dig down from above and lay bare the subterranean vault to which the submerged stairway doubt less led. Clambering up on the knoll that overlooked this part of the river, I cast my eye In every direction up and down the stream, keeping as close a watch as possible on the entire land scape, and, even sooner than I had expected. I was rewarded by seeing the fellow's head again emerge from the water about 20 feet off shore. As he shook the drops from his face and glanced about him apprehensive ly I crouched low down ofi the ground, back of a brush, and watched him at tentively from this point of vantage. His countenance was so distorted with the cold and the water in his eyes that I could not have recognized him even if I had seen him before, and bo seemed to swim with great dif ficulty, doubtless because of the icy chill of the water; but he went brave ly about it and struck out manfully for the shore, which he reached in a few sturdy strokes. As he got into shallow water and made his way to the land, 1 could see that he was -fully dressed, even to his shoes, and that he was shivering vio lently from the effect of his exertion and the exposure to which he had been subjected. I was almost on the point of calling out to him and offering him such as sistance as I could render lest he should collapse before my eyes, tfhen I discovered that he. himself, had made provision for this contingency. From under a growth of underbrush he hurriedly extracted a heavy ulster or storm coat. and. taking a flask frorjf one of the pockets, he raised it to hL lips and drank long and greedily. Thii done, he drew the coat nts-vousifl about his shaking limbs, and, With * hunted sort of a look in every direc tion but mine, so that I did not get *. view of his face, he ran at top spee« along the shore and finally disafi pen red in the trees at the turn o. the river. It would have been futile Wk hav« followed him, and I once more be gan to look about me before calling for aid and having the cavern, o* whatever it was, unroofed. The lawi. at this part of the grounds was kept in especially good condition, as it lay almost directly in front of the house and scattered about it were numerou flower beds and clumps of shrul bery. In going over this area carefully and systematically as I did. I was not long in finding in the center of a mass of leaved evergreen bushes, a patch of earth that had evidently been disturbed within a few hours. On brushing away the leaves and dirt, which seemed to have been replaced hurriedly, in an awkward attempt to conceal the spot, I came upon an iron grating like the covering to the man hole of a sewer, but with openings which, if they had been clear, would have permitted a certain limited amount of ventilation. This lid was hinged at one side but was not fas tened down and I had no great diffi culty in lifting it up so that I could peer into the blackness below. tTO BE CONTINUED.) Didn’t Work. "I wonder why it is.” remarked one of the two men who had just lunched, turning to speak to the other, “that they always have pretty cashiers at these restaurants.” But the pretty cashier, though she blushed and smil ed, did not fall to detect the Canadian quarter he threw down in payment of his check. HOW TO GET LAND METHOD OF SECURING LAND UN DER THE CAREY ACT. THOUSANDS OF ACRES OPEN Colorado Btate Commercial Associa tion Compiles Facts for Benefit of Prospective Settlers. Scores of Inquiries concerning the method of securing land under the Carey act have been received by the Colorado State Commercial Associa tion from farmers in the farming belts of the Middle West aud East. Each letter asks practically the same ques tion, "How much money is necessary to .take up land under this act, and how many acres are there left?" Full information has been re quested concerning the workings of the act, and, for the benefit of many, even in our own state of Colorado, who do not know the provisions of the act, it has been compiled in brief form. By an act of Congress, approved August 18, 1894, the secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the President of the United States, was given the power to con tract and agree to patent to states having desert lands within their boun daries, tracts not to exceed 1,000,000 acres of such land under certain condi tions. This act, known as the Carey act, has been one of the greatest factors in the upbuilding of the West during the past ten years. Colorado settlers have not yet benefited to any very great extent by this art. as but very few thousand acres of land have thus far been taken up under the provisions of this act, which was accepted by the Tenth Colorado Legislature March 15, 1896. The ordinary homeseekers* plats and semi-arid lands do not come un der the head of desert lands, as, to gain absolute patent to these, it is not necessary to place the land under Ir rigating ditches as well as under cul tivation, as in the rase of desert lands. The Carey act was passed entirely for the purpose of impressing people with the wonderful possibilities of desert lands when properly irrigated. It has fulfillled its purpose, and within the next few years Colorado will have re ceived patents for its total allotment of 1,000,000 acres. Apply to Btate Officials. Under the statutes of Colorado the •election, management and disposal of this desert land is vested in the State Board of Land Commissioners. There fore all applications for such desert land under the Carey act must be made to the secretary of that board, or to the Colorado state engineer. Any per son, company of persons, associations or incorporated companies are entitled to all the benefits under the act, pro viding they desire to construct reser voirs, canals, ditches or other irriga tion works with which to reclaim the lands. In such cases a request for the selection of certain lands is filed with the board, the land being designated by the usual legal subdivisions. The state engineer's office is then called upon to Investigate the land to be lo cated and also to investigate the status of the persons making the request. The source of the water supply, the place of diversion, the place of stor age, the length of the irrigating sys tem and the coat of the system, all have to be put In the request and must be accompanied by a certified check of not less than $250 and not more than $2,500 to assure the carry ing out of the project. The proposed carrying capacity of the ditch and the terms and price at which the perpetual water rights will be sold to settlers on the land reclaimed, this perpetual right to embrace a proportionate con current Interest in the system, must also be stated In the request for loca tion and must be carried out to the let ter. Individuals, as well as companies or corporations, may enter upon and re claim this land singly or acting Jointly. Under the statutes the State Board of Land Commissioners has made rules consistent with 'he laws of the United States, whereby the individual settlers are allowed the acquirement of indi vidual water rights for specific tracts of land, not to exceed 160 acres for each individual. Individuals, as well as corporate Interests, must deposit with the land commissioners certified checks for the amount specified by the commissioners when the request Is granted. This Is forfeited if the par ties fail to fulfill their contract with the state. Must File the Plans. Maps of the lands, water rights, etc., which are requested must be filed with the state engineer at the time of the request, to enable that office to facili tate the looking up of the rights and title in the land. After it is determined whether or not the request complies with the rules of the board and the regulations of the Department of the Interior, it is either returned for correction or, if correct in its terms, is sent to the state engineer for examination. He shall determine whether or not the proposed works are feasible, whether or dot sufficient water can be secured to reclaim the land requested, and whether or not the lands described are desert in character and may be set aside under the law, and shall so re port to the land commissioners. In case the report is adverse, the parties making the request are allowed from r:!xty days to six months, accord ing to the ruling of the board, in which to file another proposal. The board having acted upon a fav orable report of the state engineer, the contract between the state and the par ties is drawn up and signed and a bond «f five per cent, of the total cost of the Irrigating system filed. Then the land Js ready for entry. Work must be begun on the irriga tlon works within six months from the date of the signing of the contract and at least one-tenth of the construc tion work must be completed within two years. Under the statutes no such contract for the construction of an Ir rigation system can be made if it is known that the work will take more than five years, and a cessation of work for a period of six months or more shall render the contract void on the part of the contracting parties, the state then having a right to dispose of the uncompleted project to the highest bidder, thereby entering into a new contract with the buyers. Persons making application for the land under this act must do so for the purpose of actual reclamation, cul tivation and settlement, and must pay the nominal sum of 50 cents an acre for the land, half to be paid at time of entry and half at time of ptoof of set tlement and reclamation. Proofs of ReolfetnMtion. Another condition imfrued upon those taking up land under this act is that within one year after the notifica tion of a settler that irrigation works are completed and water is ready to be furnished his land, the settler shall reclaim not less than one-sixteenth of the land filed and within two years the settler must have actually ir rigated and cultivated not less than one-eighth of the land died upon. This being done, the settler can then, within three years of the time water was first ready to turn upon his land for cultivating purposes, make final proof of reclamation, cultivation and settlement upon at least one-eighth of the land he has died upon. When this proof, and any other required by the board, is made before a notary pub lic, Justice of the peace, or Justice of a District Court, the depositions of prin cipals and witnesses an sent to the Btate Board of Ltfnd Commissioners for approval and, if approved by the board, claim for a patent to the entire plat of land is sent to the Department of the Interior. When this patent re turns the land, then becomes the property of the settler. As yet there have been no lands pat ented in Colorado under this law, al though several requests for such lands are on file in the State Board of Land Commissioners’ office, and many settlers are now complying with the conditions of the statutes in order to realize the benefits of the act. The largest project of this kind now on foot is that of the Routt County De velopment Company, which has built a large reservoir and canal in Little Snake River valley, in Routt county. Some 50,000 acres of this rich land are to be opened under this act in the fall, and within the next two years at least 6,000 acres of the land will be under cultivation. Within three years the land and irrigation system will be owned by the settlers who take up the land there. Proposals for reclamation projects In San Luis valley, Weld, Morgan and Fremont counties have been received recently by the board and have been favorably acted upon. These projects assure the taking up of hundreds of thousands of acres of land under this act within the near future. • The full scope of the act has not been commonly understood by the peo ple at large until recently, and it is only within the past year or two that such projects have been taken up gen erally by sapltalists here aad else where. Routt County Land To Be Opened. Denver. —Colorado’s first opening of land under the Carey act will take place September sth. At a meeting of the State Land Board recently the board formally decided on this date as the time when the Little Snake river valley will be thrown open. This tract comprises 50,000 acres of land and is being irrigated by a large canal system now In course of construction. The land is from within fif teen to twenty-five miles of the established surveys of the Mof fat road and is about fifty miles from the Union Pacific. It is in the heart of Routt counily and is princi pally agricultural. Tracts of 40. 80, 120 or 160 acres will be sold under the Carey act to citizens of the United States. These tracts can be secured by the payment of 50 cents an acre to the state, sad the purchase of water rights from the canal company. The price of the water rights has been fixed by the state at $25 an acre, one fifth of which, or $5 per acre, is to be paid down, the balance to run a term of years at six per cent. Interest. One half of the 50c due the state Is to be paid when the selection of the land is filed with the State Land Board and the remainder when one-eighth of the land has been reclaimed and patent ap plied for. The land Is an irregular tract from one to six miles in width and extends from a point below Baggs, Wyoming, on the Colorado-Wyomlng state line, to a point Just above Colorado. The upper end of the tract is about sixty miles from Rawlins. Wyoming, and the lower part Is from fifteen to twenty-five miles from the line of the Moffat road. Says New Mexico Governor Has Task. Oyster Bay, L. I.—Governor George Curry'. who arrived in the United States ten days ago after service as governor of the Philippine province of Samar, to assume the duties of his new post as governor of the territory of New Mexico, consulted with Presi dent Roosevelt for two hours. The governor arrived In Oyster Bay with Federal Judge B. S. Rodey of Porto Rico, formerly delegate in Congress from New Mexico. Governor Curry said he was not fa miliar enough with the problems he would have to face In his new position to discuss them. Judge Rodey, who called on Secre tary Ix>eb during the conference at Sagamore Hill, remarked that in his opinion the situation in New Mexico was the worst from the standpoint of discord, Intrigue and crookedness that could be found In any of the depend dencies or territories of the United States, ‘‘and the President could not have found a better man than Curry to straighten out the tangle,” he added. Chief Justice Kent of Arizona ar rived at Oyster Bay for a conference with President Roosevelt Just as Gov ernor Curry was leaving. Tile gov ernor said he would go direct to New Mexico. Helped Blaze the Way. Wyo.—James Vine, father of Mrs. Theodore Tregoning of this place, anil Mrs. Earl Harris and Mloa Alice Vine of Denver, died at Riverton, Wyoming. July 31st. The remaina were taken to Denver for interment. Vine came to Laramie May 5, 1888, from Fort Sanders, when there were only tents here, and engaged in the carpenter business, later starting a furniture store. About eight years ago he removed to Denver and engaged in the real estate business, two years ago going to the new town of Riverton, where he became Justice of the peace and was a member of the commission to formulate a charter for the town. He was mayor of Laramie for one term and at the time of his death was Jus tice at Riverton. Mr. Vine was a Con federate soldier in me Civil War. He Joined the Odd Fellows’ lodge here, but had withdrawn to become a charter member of the lodge at Riverton, which will be instituted in a few days. Montrose Will Have Another Turn. Montrose, Colo.—The Chautauqua which closed here on Sunday night proved to be such a success that prior to the departure of A. J. Hess kett, the manager, arrangements were made to hold an assembly here again next year and a contract was en tered into. This Chautauqua was the only one on the western slope and many people came from other towns and damped during the entlra session. Body of Young Cary Is Found. Steamboat Springs. Colo.—The body of Walter Cary, who met his death in the raging waters of the Bear river May 21st, when he jumped from the boat in which he and two ranch hands were ferrying cattle across the river in. order to lighten the load und se cure the safety of the other occupants, was found August 2nd stranded on a sandbar four miles below the scene of the accident. The gruesome find was made by a ranchman named Bert Rakestraw, who. while riding along the bank of the river, saw an unfamiliar object on the bar, and upon going closer recognized the semblance of a human form. Forc ing his horse onto the sand bar he at once decided It was the body of Wal ter Cury, for which the most diligent search, extending over a period of six weeks, had been made without success. The features were unrecognizable, but all doubt was set at rest by the clothing in which the body was garbed, and the Cary ranch was at once noti fied tbut the river had given up its dead after holding the body within its embrace for seventy-three days. Coroner Dodge, who secured the testimony of eye witnesses to the drowning of young Walter Cary Imme diately after the accident, did not deem a further Investigation necessary and upon receiving assurances tha*. the body found was that of young Cary, granted permission for Us re moval from the sandbar to the ranch. More Removals Expected. Santa Fe, N. M. —Francis G. Wilson of the Bureau of Commerce and I Aft bor at Washington, and son of the as sistant secretary of the Interior De partment, has arrived in Santa Fe to assume the duties August 10th of clerk of the First Judicial district of New Mexico, succeeding E. P. Holcomb, a special ugent for the government, who occupied the office temporarily after the peremptory removal of A. M. Ber gere. Bergere's removal was de manded by Special Assistant Secretary General McHarg. Holcomb will re main as clerk until the special grand Jury is drawn. This Jury will probe alleged land frauds iu this territory and some sensational developments are expected. Since the arrival here of Special As sistant Attorney Generals McHarg and Gordon, rumors have been flying fast and thick that other prominent officials will be removed for dereliction of duty and divers other causes. Wilson, the newly-appointed clerk, is a graduate of the Harvard and Colum bia law schools. His salary will be $5,000 per year. It is anounced here that Governor-to be George A. Curry will take the oath of office August Bth, relieving Acting Governor Reynolds, secretary of the territory. Priest Lays Down Rules. Milwaukee. Wls. —Archbishop Mes mer of the Milwaukee archdiocese. In a handbook issued for his parishioners, gives rules for their temporal and spir itual betterment. The booklet con tains twelve pages, and lb comprehen sive In Its scope. The archbishop says u Cn'b illc wed ding and the Catholic church Is not a place for the display of female forms and the freaks of fashion. The arch bishop also thinks It is better to elect » straight outspoken Protestant "f good Christian principle and fair in tention than a Catholic with less reli gion and probably less principle. Some of the rules laid down in the volume are these: No Catholic In the diocese hereafter may be married after 6 o’clock In the evening In winter or 6 o'clock in sum mer. All Catholic weddings must take place iu church, and mixed marriages it pastor’s residences. Intoxicating liquors are barred from olcnics and other gatherings held for church purposes. Sociables and card parties are fo ; S bidden on Saturdays and Sundays. July Output of Gold. Cripple Creek, Colo.—Big strikes in the mining districts of other states are given more or less prominence in the press dispatches, but the fact thut Cripple Creek is keeping steadily at the work of adding to the world’s gold supply at the rate of u million or more a month is a thing that most Colorado people seem to forget. The output for the Cripple Creek dis trict for the month of July according to the figures given out by the offi cials of the mills and the smelters, is as follows: Tons. Av. Vnl. Gross Ironclad :t.4 to $2.2:. $7.«72.r,0 Isabella 2.100 6.00 1K.000.00 f'ho.-nlx 1.000 2.0 n 3.000.00 Port In ml H.OOO 24.00 102.000.00 Htnelt.-ts 4. 270 *■2 00 222.000.00 Ps. It Alt . !».»;00 24.00 23:..400.00 nerlmenta I Paula 1.000 3.00 3.000 00 Golden I’yrle .21.300 23.00 483.000.00 Total .47,1 ff $1,171,572 10 Wins $100,00 in Wall Street. Des .Moines, la.—Prof. E. T. Eaton, head of Montana College, has Just re turned from making a cleaning up in Wall Street which netted him SIOO,- 000. Professor Eaton was formerly of Des Moines, but decided to get farther west, where education was more needed. He hit upon Deer Lodge, Mon tana. as quite the proper place to edu cate people, and established Montana College. The college prospered In away, but It was hard sledding. Professor Eaton decided to make a trip to Wall Street. He bore letters of introduction to men who showed him how to speculate. He made a SIOO,OOO clean up and never lost a penny. Profit of 2,100 Per Cent. Beach Haven. N. J. —The Pennsyl vania Capitol Commission made public certain papers which show that John R. Sanderson of Philadelphia, the con tractor for most of the furnishings and decorations for the buildings, paid the various subcontractors who did tho painting 12 cents a square foot ana that he had collected from the state $2.52 a square foot for the same. He received In payment more than $700,- 000 and the profit were about 2,100 per cent. Hail Destroys Many Acres of Grain. Aberdeen, S. D.—One hundred and sixty square miles of growing grain in southern Brown and northern Spink counties were practically destroyed one night recently by the worst hnil storm In this vicinity for years. Tho storm was preceded and accompanied by a stlong wind and in half an hour the loss was complete. The region damaged is In the heart of the richest country in this section of South Da kota. BUTCHER FOES CHINAMEN IN BO3TON ARE KILLED LIKE RATS. ALLEYS RUN RED WITH BLOOD The Hep Sing Tong Organization Mur ders Members of the Leong Tong, Hereditary Enemies. Boston. —Burning with hatred fot their deadly enemies belonging to the rival On Leong Tong society, a band of New York Chinamen numbering & dozen or more, and said to be members of the notorious Hep Slug Toug organ ization, entered a narrow alley In Chi natown and. drawing revolvers, opened fire upon half a hundred Chinamen, killing three and Injuring seven. At the first volley the Chlnuinan rushed for their .quarters. The Hejr sing Tong men chased their victims into their own doors and shot them down as they rushed upstairs or into side rooms. Then, castiug aside their guns, the strange visitors ran from the Chinese quarters, the most escaping the police. Of the injured, two will probably die, the others are in a serious condition. After tho shooting one of the Jlep Sing Tong men from New York wtm captured by a policeman as he was running away. The man gave th4r nume of Nlm Sing. He was dressed in American clothes. loiter an officer at the South station took into custody Hong Woon. aged* thirty-four, of New York, whose hands were powder stained. Both prisoners are charged with manslaughter. The police placed under arrest on suspicion seven other Chinamen who are strangers In the local colony. The shooting occurred in Oxford place, in the center of Chinatown, where about fifty Chinamen were smoking In the open air. Fully fifty shots were fired. That, the visitors shot with careful accu racy was apparent from tho fact that, each of the three killed was shot through the heart. The trouble has been anticipated for more than a week. About ten day* ago nearly a dozen Chinamen, who were all strangers, came to Boston and rented rooms nenr Chinatown. Th» police were notified of the fact by Boston Chinamen, who feared trouble. Special details of police were at once placed on duty in the Chinese quarter and the strangers suddenly disap peared. The trouble is attributed by some to the shooting which occurred In Phila delphia recontly, for which Boston Chi namen were partially blamed. It Is thought the Chinamen who did tho shooting came from New York to pun ish the On Leong Tongs for *ho Phila delphia outbreak. Believe Rumbaugb Murdered Laura. Colorado Springs.—The conviction is steadily growing among those in this city who have kept informed of the developments In the Mathews- Rumbaugb double tragedy, that Rum baugh murdered the girl, and that tb» circumstances pointing to murder have caused much comment. The announcement of Charles A. Coey, the millionaire automobile man, of Chicago, that he intends to corao here and personally Investigate the tragic death of Miss Matthews re newed public Interest In the mystery —for mystery It remains, notwltii itandlng the verdict of the coroner's |ury. The body of Amos R. Rumbaugb. whose direct connection with the death of Miss Matthews remains piob lematical, was sent east for burial The authorities admit there are many suspicious circumstances sur rounding the death of Miss Matthew?* which were not cleared up at the coro ner’s Inquest, but say that Rumbaugb. to whom suspicion attached and who Mr. Coey and Mrs. Jennie Matthews say murdered Miss Matthew's, was about his hotel all tho afternoon and evening of the day on which the young woman met death. The action of Miss Green, the nurse, have caused much adverse comment and have had far more to do with the general feeling that there Is something -rooked amout the death of Miss Mu'- thews than anything else so far un earthed. It is probable that no further ac tion will be taken by the authorities unless something important develops. The case was officially closed when the verdicts of suicide were returned by the coroner's Juries. Neglect Humans —Protect Monkeys. Omaha. Neb.—The Nebraska Hu mane Society is very anxious that monkeys accompanying hand organs be not permitted to work more than six hours each day. but has nothing tc Kay regarding the enforcement of thn child labor laws, which are being vio lated in all portions of Nebraska, espe cially In Omaha. A representative of the society ap peared before the city council and made an impassioned plea for the or gan monk -y. saying it was extreme cruelty that the animals should bo forced to gather in pennies all day long. "I have seen some monkeys working for as many as ten and twelve hours daily." he shouted. "Six hours Is long enough for the little creatures to be on duty.” In factories and packing houses, ten hours work Is the regulation, while some messenger companies force boys to work twelve to fourteen hours every day. But the humane society so far has said nothing concerning them. Ate Onions and Lived 108 Years. New York.—Mrs. Katherine Gllll gan. at the age of 108 years and 4 months. Is dead at her home In the Bronx. She had lived In New York thirty-five years, coming here from Ireland at the age of seventy-nine to Join her children. Mrs. Glillgan ascribed her longevity to her habit of eating onions at every meal and her refusal to worry about anything. She never tasted medicine. Petrified Wood for Paving. Sherluao. Wyo. —A county road near the Grinnel ranch is being paved with ground petrified wood ob tained from GrinneU's land where was recently unearthed a petrified log three feet in diameter and forty feet In length. The- log was found In a bed of fire clay which is be lieved to contain others, and the county road supervisor will prospect the deposit.