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a W. GARRISON, FlblUbeJk PlOCHE, - - NEVADA. NORTH W EST NOTES. A coroners' Jury bas ): exonerated Mayor Helntz for killing Ed Sullivan at Monroe, Wash. Sullivan was try ing to burglarize Helntz's store when killed. Senator Mitchell Introduced a bill last week as an amendment to the urgent deficiency appropriation bill to appropriate $2,125,000 for the Lewis and Clark exposition. Teddy Bentley, a prisoner In the state penitentiary at Carson City, Ne vada, attempted to escape and was shot and killed by a guard. Bentley had a bad record and was serving his second term. Phoebe R. Baker of Utah was among those who submitted reports from auxiliary organizations at the annual session of the executive coun cil of the National Council of Women at Indianapolis on the 4th. A small cyclone struck East Reno, Nevada, on the morning of the 4th, destroying considerable property, but no one was Injured. Three buildings collapsed and several were moved from their foundations. Seven men convicted of taking part In the riots at Globevllle, result ing from the smeltermen'B strike, were sentenced by Judge Palmer at Den ver to serve six months In Jail. Three female rioters were fined $60 each. The Exchange National bank of Coeur d'Alene Is authorized to com mence. The new bank Is capitalized at $100,000, and Its officers are: William Dollar, president; James H. Harte and F. A. Blackwell, vice presidents; Harry A. Kunz, cashier. The Spanish-American war veterans celebrated the anniversary of the bat tle of Santiago at Boise on the 4th, with a banquet at which covers were laid for sixty, at which a vacant chali was placed In honor of the memory of Major McConvllle. The regiment lost eight killed and twenty wounded In the fight, As showing what ranchmen can do when they hold out for better prices, It Is noted that an Omaha buyer named Wolf was compelled to pay $30 a head for 166 cows bought at North Park, Wyo., and shipped east from Laramie, He needed that sort of stock and flu cattlemen finding this out. Insisted or $30 a head. Two strange women were quit successful In selling raffle tickets for I quilt at Spring Valley, Wyo., but when the time arrived for the drawing they had docamped for parts unknown. II Is said they are gulng over the stat with a widow's tale of woe, which makes It easy sailing for them wher ever they go. The report comes from Casper, Wyo, that County Attorney J. M. Hench hai received an anonymous letter threat ening him with death unless he drops the case against Mrs. Trout and her daughter, Mrs. Viola Biggs, who are charged with kidnaping Mrs. Biggs' Infant child and then deserting It In the union depot In Denver. By the failure of the star route con tractors carrying mail from Rawlins to Lander, and the refusal of the com pany having the route between Cas per and Lander and Thermopolis to carry mall at present rates, the entire central part of Wyoming which has no railroad communication is practically shut out from the outside world. More than 300,000 acres In Routt tad Grand counties, Colorado, have been thrown open for settlement by the state land board. Coal lands, agri cultural lands, mineral lands and tracts of properties adjacent to towns In the counties mentioned can now be lecured by people who wish to settle along the route of the Moffat railroad. Twenty-five members of the rational guard In Seattle want to enlist and fight for Japan against Russia. They sent one of their number to Consul Hlshamamtdan to see If Japan would take them. The consul said Japan would not receive volunteers even from their own country, as the army Is rec "jlted entirely by the draft system. Clark Broughton of Portland was mistaken for a cougar and shot by George Moody, one of his companions, In the Tygh valley. Moody, who was some distance away, saw what he sup posed to be a cougar and fired; not seeing the animal move, he fired second time, and rah to the place to find that he had been-shooting at his I companion. Justin Hayne-.i, a chemist, and Dr. W. D. Engle, professor of chemistry at the Denver University, have extracted one two-hundredths of a grain of ra-1 dlum from 10 pounds of carnotlle, an ore discovered In Colorado four years ago. Andrew Royal, the first mayor of the city of Pueblo, and a leading Dem ocrat of Colorado, Is dead, after an Ill ness of several months' duration. He came to Pueblo twenty years ago fro n St. Joseph, Mo., where he founded the St. Joseph Gazette. . Natural 3oap, or soapstone, as It Is sometimes called, Is being mined near Rock Creek, forty miles west of Lara mie. This natural soap U very valu able and unlimited quantities are now being taken from the mine and shipped all over the country. Mrs. Johi Corwln, aged 45 years committed suicide at Glenwooc Springs, Colo., by drowning In th Roaring Fork river. She had just re turned from a visit to the grave of hei husband, who died two year ago in California, and was despondent JAPS TIRED OF DELAY ARE ANXIOU3 TO WAGE WAR WITH RUSSIANS. Last Peace Barrier Between the Em pire of the Czar and the Mikado Are Torn Down and War Must Result Advices from St Petersburg, under Sunday's date, say that Count Lams dorff, the Russian foreign minister, has Informed the Russian representa tives abroad that Japan has decided to break off negotiations with Russia and to withdraw the minister and whole Japanese legation staff from St Petersburg. The Russian foreign minister there upon ordered the Russian minister, Baron de Rosen, and his staff, to leave Toklo. According to advices from Toklo, the severance of diplomatic relations between Russia and Japan appears to be only a Btep toward war, although when the ministers of Russia and Japan have withdrawn from their re spective posst, quick and decisive ac tion is expected. When Minister of Foreign Affairs Komura on Saturday notified Baron de Rosen, the Russian minister, of Ja pan's determination to sever diplo matic relations, he Is reported to have declared to him that Japan Is tired ot Russia's delays, evasions and Insincer ity, and has decided to take Independ ent action for the conservation of Ja pan's Oriental Interests. During the final negotiations Ja pan's repeated requests for an an s war were treated In a most unsatisfactory manner. Japan waited until convinced that It was useless to wait longer, and has now ended the discussion. The Indications are that there will be no formal declaration of war, but that Japan will simply seize Korea. BURNED AT THE STAKE. Negro Man and Wife Executed by Frenzied Mob In Mississippi. Luther Holbert and his wife, ne groes, were burned at the stake at Doddsvlllo, Miss., on Sunday, by a mob of over 1.000 persons, for the killing of James Eastland, a prominent white planter, and John Carr, a negro, on Wednesday at the Eastland planta tion, two miles from Doddsvllle. The burning of Holbert and his wife closes a tragedy which has cost eight lives, has engaged 200 men and two packs of bloodhounds In a four days' chase across four counties, and has stirred this section of Mississippi almost to frenzy, The killing of Eastland, Carr and Winters occurred Wednesday at East land's plantation. Holbert and Win ters were In Carr's cabin when East land entered and ordered Holbert to leave the plantation. A difficulty ensued, In which, It Is alleged, Holbert opened Are on East land, fatally wounding him and killing Carr. Eastland returned the Are and killed Winters. When the news of the tragedy reached Doddsvllle a posse was formed and left Immediately for Eastland's plantation. Arriving there, further shooting occurred, and an unknown negro was killed. Holbert and his wife, who had donned men's clothing, both heavily armed, had fled. Posses were formed at Greenville, Cleveland and other points, and the pursuit of Holbert and his wife was begun with horses and bloodhounds. The chase, which was begun Wednes day morning, was continued until aSt urday night, when Holbert and his wife, worn out from traveling over 100 miles on foot through canebreaks and swamps, were found asleep In a heavy belt of timber three miles east of Shep ardstown, and captured by a posse without a shot being fired. REMEMBERS WYOMING. Uncle Sam Gives $2,250,000 to That State for Irrigation Purposes. The secretary of the Interior has ap proved the setting aside of $2,250,000 of the reclamation fund for the Irriga tion project on the north side of the Shoshone river, In the Big Horn basin of Wyoming, provided that satisfac tory rights to land and water can be secured. This project provides for the con struction of a dam and storage reser voir In Shoshone river and a canal heading Into the canyon above Cody. It will provide water for approxi mately 90.000 acres nn the north side of the river In Big Horn county. The entire distance from Garland to Cody station will be under the canal system adjacent to the Big Horn extension of the Burlington & Missouri river rail road. Japan's Demands. The London Times asserts that the Japanese demands were of a modera tion that will astonish the world when they are disclosed. Japan did not even ask Russia to promise to move a single soldier from Manchuria, or to re nounce a single right In Manchuria. The Dally Graphic, dealing with this same subject, aserts that the original draft of the treaty submitted to Russia was drawn up by Baron Komura In consultation with Baron de Rosen. Four Killed, Three Injured. In a fight at the Coal Creek (Tenn.) depot, four persons were killed and three bystanders were wounded by two armed guards employed by the Coal Creek company. A deputy sheriff who went to arrest a guard was killed. The clash was the culmination of trouble between union and non-union labor. Three of the dead men were killed by guards employed bf the Coal Creek Coal company and the fourth victim, a deputy sheriff, was killed by a guard he had gone to arrest THE SEVEN ARTICLES. Contained In Treaty Which Japan Originally Submitted to Russia. The atatement Is published In Lon don that the draft of the treaty which Japan originally submitted to Russia contained seven articles. The first provldod for the mutual recognition of the Integrity and In dependence of China and Korea. The second recognized Japan's right to advise Korea on finances and general administration. The third stipulated that Russia should not hinder the development of Japan's commercial Interests in Korea. The fourth recognized that Japan was entitled to send troops to Korea In the event of disturbances, such troops to be withdrawn when peace bad been restored. The fifth article provided that no fortifications be erected on the south ern coast of Korea and guaranteed the freedom of the Straits of Korea. The sixth article arranged for the eventual Junction of the Korean and Manchurlan railroad systems. The seventh denounced all previous Russo-Japanese treaties relating to Korea. 8ITUATION HOPELESS. Talk In the Far East Continues to Be Most Warlike. The Toklo correspondent of the London Times says the situation Is re garded as hopeless. It Is generally believed, he continues, that the coun ells of the older statesmen held Feb ruary 3 and 4, decided upon the final measures to be taken In the event of an unfavorable reply from Russia. The voluntary subscriptions to the war fund exceed two million yen, the correspondent says. Little credence, he adds, Is attached to the persistent rumors that Russian troops are about to proceed to Korea at the request of the Korean government. In a dispatch from Peking, the cor respondent there of the Times dis cusses the possibility of the flight of the Chinese court, snd says It Is per plexed by divided councils, but that It Is not likely to flee unless Russia at tempts to Invade the great wall. TOWN SWALLOWED UP. Volcanic Eruption In Dutch East In dies Cauces Fearful Loss of Life. Advices received at Amsterdam say that an entire town In the east end of Java, Dutch East Indies, Is re ported to have been swallowed up by a volcanic eruption and that hun dreds of persons wore killed. Later dispatches from ne Dutch East Indies reporting the eruption of the volcano of Merapl, in the Island of Java, say twelve persons were burned to death and that twenty were severely Injured. The eruption was accompanied by showers of red-hot lava. New Road Secures Capital. A $50,000,000 mortgage to secure a bond Issue of equal amount has been filed by he Western Pacific company with County Recorder Meeks of Salt Lake county. The prospective route of the road is across the southern end of the Great Salt Lake over an em bankment or trestle, Bltnllar to the Lu cln cut-off of the Southern Pacific, close to the Deep Creek region In Utah, and across Nevada south of the Southern Pacific, near Eureka and Austin, crossing the Sierra Nevada In California over Beckwlth Pass and en tering San Francisco. It Is claimed that the road will be somewhat short er than the present route of the South ern Pacific. Rich mineral resources will be tapped by the new road, not the least of which are In the Deep Creek region of Utah. Providing for St. Louis Exposition. The political debate In the. senate on the proposed loan of $4,000,000 to the St Louis exposition, came to a close Friday through a vote, which left the provision in the urgent de ficlency bill, which was passed. Mr. Patterson, of Colorado, made a speech In which, while he charged the panic of 1903 to the antl-sllver agitation on this and other countries, announced that he was not In favor of another Democratic pronouncement for silver. Agricultural Appropriation Bill. Mr. Sheppard (Dem., Texas) one of the youngest members of the house, made a determined and persistent ef fort to bring about a reform In the matter of distribution of seeds by the government, but the bill was left just as the committee brought It In, so far as seeds for free distribution was concerned. . This was the only Item In the agricultural appropriation bill that aroused serious discussion &nd with a few minor amendments the bill was passed by the bouse without divi sion. Massacred by Yaqul Indians. A Denver News special from Guay man, Mex., says: Passengers arriving from Ortls on the Sonora railroad brought the first news of a terrible outrage committed by Yaqul Indians. The stage which runs between Ortiz and Las Cruces waa held up by savages and all on board, numbering six persons, were killed. Among them were Salvator Flores and his nephew, Francisco Flores. They were both prominent In Sonora. Saved by Skin of Other. Wilson Frederick of Dunnellen, N. J., whose friends probably saved his life by contributing 4,600 pieces of cuticle to be grafted on his scalded body after he had been hurt In a wreck, nearly a year ago, Is stated to have received $45,000 from the rail road company. Although he was the holder of a pass which stipulated that the company was to be exempt from damages in the event of his receiving Injuries, it was contended that the contract would not be considered valid la the court. CITY MASS OF FLAMES ; MOST DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN HIS TORY OF BALTIMORE. Burned Area Three-quarter of a Mile Long and From Two to Eight Block. Wide, Causing Los of $50,000,000. The most destructive fire In the his tory of Baltimore occurred Sunday, the flame raging practically unchecked during many hours, completely de stroying scores of the largest business houses In the wholesale district, In volving losses which cannot yet be estimated, though It Is certain that it has tlready exceeded $50,000,000. The burned area Is three-quarter of a mile long and from two to eight block wide, having destroyed almost all the large stores and warehouse In the wholesale district around Hopkln place and all the buildings on both sides of Baltimore street from How ard to Holllday street, and Charle and Baltimore to Charles and Lexing ton, and on Lafayette street to Charles and Holllday, Including a total ot about twenty blocks of the most mod ern and substantial building In Balti more. So far as known there have been no deaths, although many narrow es capes are reported. With the exception of the Sun, not a morning newspaper was able to get out an Issue Monday morning. The Sun has an auxiliary plant In Washing ton. The fire departments of all the neighboring elites are on the scene of the big blae and doing everything In their power. Many buildings In the trac' cf the flamca 'vore blown up with dynamite lu order to check the prog ress of the fire, but to no avail. Loss Will Reach $50,000,000. The Baltimore Sun, In Its Issue published Monday morning from Washington, says It Is thought the loss will exceed $50,000,000. The Light street wharves, where the flames were last reported beading, include a num ber of wooden, structures filled with merchandise. Insurance men estimated the loss In the wholesale business district, in which the fire originated, at $16,000, 000. The heaviest of these losers were John E. Hurst & Co., $1,500,000; insur ance, over $1,000,000; R. M. Sutton & Co., dry goods, $1,500,000; the Daniel Miller company, $1,600,000, on build ings and contents; Armstrong, Carter & Co., $500,000. This district com prises about 1?5 buildings, occupied by more than 150 firms. Other Great Fires. The Chicago fire started October 8, 1871, and within two hours the best part of the city was In flames. The waterworks were destroyed, leaving the city completely at the mercy of the fire. A stretch of 460 acres waa swept clean, and 3.650 buildings were burned. Loss, $187,000,000. The great Boston fire took place No vember 9, 1872. It swept away the substantial business portion of the city, desolating sixty-five acres of brick and granite buildings. Loss, $75, 000,000. Ia the Seattle fire of June 6, 1889, the entire city was practically de stroyed. There was not one brick building left standing In the business district. Lobs, $15,000,000. AMERICANS IN PERIL. Situation In San Domingo Become Most Alarming. Simultaneously at .the state depart ment and the navy department Satur day the announcement was made that a serious state of affairs Is prevalent in San Domingo. Complaint has been made to the state department by the owners of the San Isldro plantation that their property had been besieged, and an appeal Is made for Immediate relief. Other Americans having Inter ests In San Domingo have made simi lar complaints. Marines are to be landed to look after American Interesst. It Is appar ent that the long-pending Dominican problem Is reaching a crisis that will demand Immediate attention. Smoot Case Set for March 1st. According to advices from Washing ton the senate committee on elections took up the Smoot case on Saturday, and set March 1 as the date for be ginning the hearings. Twenty or twenty-five ranles of witnesses were filed with the committee by counsel for protestants. who will be subpoen aed to Washington. Senator Smoot would make no statement, beyond say ing that he would not file) the names of wltneses, and claimed to be abso lutely In the dark as to the nature of the matter to be developed. Have the Murderer Spotted. Detective Reed, who Is at work on the Schaefer murder case at Bedford, (nd., ha made a formal statement to newspaper correspondents: "The Identity of the murderer Is known," said he. "and he lives In a town In which Miss Schaefer formerly lived. There will be no Immediate arrest. The evidence In our possession we con sider of such character as will result In conviction." He refused to talk fur ther, other than to say the suspect was under surveillance. I There Will Be Another Lynching. In the gallery cf the Princess theater at Middlesboro. Ky., during a minstrel performance. John White, a negro ex convtct, shot and Instantly killed John Burns and accidentally killed John Sharp, a switchman In the employ of the Louisville & Nashville railroad. The tragedy wa the result of a threat by the police officer during the day that he would arrest White for vagrancy. White escaped, knocking down a negro who attempted to stop htm on the stairway wltb the butt of his pistol. . THE LION'S WHELP A Story of Cromwell's Tim BY AMELIA E. BAR& Author of "The Bow of Oran. Ribbon.' "I. Thou nd Iho Othof Ono." "Tho Mold of Moldon Lono." Cto. (Copyright, 1901, bj Dodd. Mead ft Companr. AU rlchu reserved.) CHAPTER XIII. Change at De Wick. When Matilda received a letter from Anthony Lynn, she was Immediately certain that the old man's conscience troubled him In the presence of death, and that he wished to return de Wick to its rightful owner. Sir Thomas and Lady Jevery were of the same opinion, and the two ladies started for de Wick at once. Anthony Lynn stood at the door to meet them. He looked ill and frail, but hardly like death, and when he witnessed the delight of the ladles at the changes made In de Wick, his face grew almost young in Its pleasure. Every room In the house was a fresh surprise; for through all that was venerable through age or family asso ciation, and all that was valuable and beautiful had been preserved, yet so much of modern splendor and worth had been mingled with the old that the rooms were apparently newly fur nished. Matilda said enthusiastically; "Mr. Lynn, seeing that the de Wicks had to leave their ancient home, I am glad it has fallen to you and I am sure my father is glad, also." Then the old man burst Into that thin, cold passion of weeping so sig nificant of age, and so pitiful In its helplessness. "It is your father's do ing, Lady Matilda," he sobbed. "It is my dear lord's wisdom. Pardon me now. This evening I will tell you all." He went away with these words, and the two women looked at each other In amazement. In the evening he came to them. "When these dreadful war first be-' gan," he said, "Earl de Wick foresaw their ending, and after Marton Moor he said to me, 'I know this man, Oli ver Cromwell, and there Is none that will stand against him. It Is my duty to save de Wick; will you help me?' And I said to him, 'My dear lord, I owe you all I am, and all I have.' Then It was agreed that I should Join the Puritan party, that I should pre tend a disapproval of the Earl and his ways but a disapproval tempered with regret so that men might not suspect my opposition. The king waa even then sending to de Wick for money, and I was supposed to supply It on the de Wick silver and valuables. In reality, the Earl sent these things to my care, and he himself gave the gold. Then there came a time when de Wick was bare, and the king still wanted money. And the Earl prom ised to borrow from me one thousand pounds. In consideration of letters royal making the Lady Matilda Coun tess de Wick In her own right, If her brother Stephen had no heirs of his body. Here are the papers relating to your succession, and here are those relating to my trust In the matter ot the de Wick silver and valuables." Thus Matilda virtually became mis tress of her old home. Anthony was seldom seen, but Stephen de Wick came and went, and brought with him men whose names were not spoken, and whose business meant much more than the packs of cards which ap peared to be all they care., for. In fact, Matilda was soon neck deep In Prince Rupert's plot, and there was no doubt In her mind that the month of May would end the life of Oliver Crom well, and bring the king to his throne and the de Wicks to their earldom. She was sitting, one afternoon, talk ing to Stephen, when a servant en tered. "My lady," he said, "here has come a man w'.th a letter, which he will deliver to none but you." Matilda ordered the mes .:er.ger to her presence at once. Hastily she glanced over the lines, until she came to the discovery of the plot "Oh, Indeed, here Is the burden of Jane SwafTham!" she cried In a pas sion. "We are discovered. Stephen, you are In Instant danger. Tou must away at once." "And pray, how? or where? I will not run. I will stand or fall with the rest." "What drivel, what nonsensical bom bast are you talking? You must take the North Road to Hull; you are sure of a ship there." He rose as she spoke, and she kissed him with passionate tender ness. When he left the room, she ran to the roof of the house to watch which road he took. In about a quar ter of an hour she saw him riding at great speed northward, and watched him until he became a speck on the horizon. Then she went to her room and In a leisurely manner put on her garden hat and walked to the stables. She went at once to a young man known to be Stephen de Wick's constant at tendant whenever he was in the neigh borhood. She knew he could be relied on, and as they stood together by Ma tilda' Barbary mare, she said wltb the critical air of on talking about t "You must light from your Horse, Mile Watson." favorite animal, "Yupon, you know the three large oak trees, Just beyond the boundary of de Wick?" ,, "I know them well, my lady." "Be under the oaks' to-night, at 8 o'clock. Have with you a lantern and a coll of strong rope. You will see Earl de Wick there, and when he speaks, Join him on the instant Can he rely on you?" "By my soul he can, even to blood letting." "Be this our bargain then. Eight o'clock no later." "Let me perish If I am not there." All the man's words had the savor of a strong, faithful spirit, and Ma tilda went uack satisfied. About 7 o'clock she went to her brother's room and brought away a suit of his cloth ing, and when she had dressed her self in It, and put a pistol and hunting knife in her belt, and a large plumed hat on her head, she looked In the mirror with the utmost satisfaction. She was her brother's double; quite his height, and singularly like him In carriage, face and manner. Matilda walked quickly through the garden, and without molestation she arrived at the three oaks. Yupon Slade was already there. For nearly an hour Matilda walked up and down the road, keeping well within call of her companion. But about nine o'clock the sound of a horse coming at an easy gallop was heard, and Yu pon was softly called. He was at Ma tilda's side as the rider came near them. She advanced to meet him, calling pleasantly, "Miles Watson, a word, if It please you." The voice was familiar and kind, and Miles drew rein and asked, "Who calls me? I am on the Common wealth's business, and cannot be de layed." Then Matilda, pointing the pistol In his face, said, "You must light from your horse, Miles Watscn." The pis tol was dangerously near; Yupon's rough order "to tumble" was not un accompanied by threats, and Watson thought It best to obey quietly, where he could not resist. When Yupon had bound him securely, Matilda took the lantern, and drawing from her girdle the sharp hunting knife, she cut open the leathern mail bag and turned the light upon Its contents. The small private letters Bhe. hardly noticed, but there were three ominous looking pa pers closed with large red seals, and these she instantly seized. They were all directed to the sheriff of Ely, and she felt sure they were the authority for Stephen's arrest. She took posses sion of the whole three, bade Yupon set loose the horse, and leaving the other contents of the rifled mall bag on the grass by the side of the bound carrier, Bhe slipped away Into the shadows and darkness of de Wick chase. There was still fire on her hearth, and she pushed the dying logs to gether, and lit a candle by their blaze. Then she opened one of the letters. It was a warrant for the arrest of Squire Mason. The next opened was a warrant for the arrest of Lord Fred erick Blythe; but the 'third was, truly enough, the warrant for the arrest of Stephen de Wick, for treason against the Commonwealth and conspiracy against the life of the Protector. 8he drew her mouth tightly, and tore the whole three warrants across, and threw them Into the flames. When they were ashes, she turned quickly, divested herself of her brother's cloth ing, and put on her own garments. Then she carried Stephen' suit to his room, and afterwards put out the can dle and went to bed. Matilda's plan had, however, been too hastily formed and carried out to admit of a thorough consideration, and In her hurry of rifling the mall, It had not occurred to her that one of those small, unimportant looking letters might also be for the sheriff. This in fact was the case. When daylight brought rescue to the bound carrier the rejected letters were gathered up, and one of them was a letter of In structions regarding the three war rants to be served. It directed the sheriff to take Mason and Blythe to Ely for trial, but to bring Stephen de Wick to the Tower of London. The sheriff was In a passion of dis appointment, and hastily securing a warrant to arrest Stephen de Wick for mall robbery, he went to de Wick to serve It. It was Delia who, about the noon hour, came flying Into her lady's pres ence with the news that the sheriff was in the stables talking to Yupon Slade, and that he had two constables with him. "What do they want, Delia? I sup pose I must say whom do they want? Ia it Mr. Lynn, or Lady Jevery, or my self?" "I think It will be Earl de Wick they are after, my lady." "Tl most likely. Bid them to come In and find Earl de Wick." The men were about an hour making their search, and during this interval Lady Jevery had been summoned, and Anthony Lynn had received the stim ulating drug on which he relied. But he was Very ill, and Lady Jevery, who adored her nephew, was weeping and full of anxious terror. Matilda vainly assured her Stephen was safe. At this point the sheriff re-entered the room. He was In a vile temper, and did not scruple to exercise it "The man has gone," he said to An thony Lynn; "and I believe you know all about the affair. You are none of Cromwell' friend. Many people be side me ty that of you." "I am glad they do me so much honor. Cromwell! Who Is Cromwelll A man to Joy the devil. No, I am no! his friend!" and with a radiant smile, "I thank my Maker for It" The sheriff turned to his attend ants. "You hear the traltorl" he cried. "You heard Anthony Lynn turn hi back on himself! I knew hlra alway for a black heart and a double tongue. We must have a warrant for him, and that at once." "Fool!" Bald the trembling, totter ing old man, with a superhuman scorn, as bis clay-IIke face suddenly flamed Into Its last color. "Warrant! warrant! Oliver Cromwell has no war rant to fit my name. I go now on the warrant of the King of kings. Matil da! Stephen! I am going to my dear lord to my dear King to my dear God!" and as a strong man shake off a useless garment, so Anthony Lynn dropped his body, and In that moment his spirit flew away further than thought could follow it. "What a villain!" cried the sheriff. "Villain, In your face," answered Matilda pasfilonately. "Out of the presence of holy death I You are not fit to stand by his dead body! Go. on this Instant! Sure, if you do not, there are those who will make you!" With these words she cried out for her servants In a voice full of horror and grief, and the first person to an swer her cry was Cymlln Swaffham. Matilda went to his side, clung to hi arm, pointed to the dead man on the hearth and the domineering figure ot the sheriff above It, and cried, "Cym lln, Cymlln, send him away! Oh, 'twas most unmercifully done!" "Sir," Bald Cymlln, "you exceed your warrant. Have you arrested Stephen de Wick?" "The man has run, Mr. Swaffham, and madame there knows It." "You have nothing to do with Lady Matilda. If the house has been searched, your business here Is fin ished. You can go," (To be continued.) CASH ON THE BREEZE. What Happened to a $10 Bill Caught by the Zephyr. One afternoon while the Bennlngs meeting was In progress, the day, while beautiful, was gusty, with oc casional catspaws of wind that made men with soft hats clutch them to save them from going into the air. A young fellow who was counting hi money on the walk close to the betting; ring dropped a $10 bill without notlc-. ing the loss. A gust of wind picked the bill up and carried it into the air. A num ber of newsboys and gum sellers, and a few black stable hands who had been standing near the young fellow when he dropped the bill and were edging up to grab It when the loser of It turned his back, Joined In a shout when the bill flew Into the air. The wind took the $10 note almost to the roof of the stand, and then It began to descend Blowly In eccentric curves. Forty hands were wildly elevated to grab the bill when it came down with in reaching distance. A very tall black man, elaborately rigged out, strolled up to the squirming crowd just as the bill got within reach, and, calmly raising his hand, he annexed the fluttering bill between his Index and middle fingers, and tucked it into his vest pocket with a broad grin. The outcry against him by the disappointed ones was loud. "Were did he butt In fr de saw-, buck, dat seven-foot cake-walker?" they wailed as the black man walked away, secure In his possession of the bill. Washington Post. No Soap Fad. The "no soap on the face" fad would win more adherents if so many of it advocates did not carry on their face more or less blackheads the very thing that cold water and "no soap" are supposed to banish. There are without doubt some skins so tender that a smart scrub with a brush, warm water and soap roughens and breaks them, says the New York Trib une. There are also many young wom en living In the country who have charming complexions, notwithstand ing that cold water and hard water at that is their only cosmetic. It is plain, however, that for most women who live in a large town where dust and grime are rampant soap in some form is a necessity If they would keep their faces clean. Plentiful bath ing with cold water after the face bath with complexion brush and soap 1 a necessity, but taken by Itself it gen erally works mischief. Canny Crow Cause Damage. In Victoria, B. C, the owner of slate roofs near the water front have been having much trouble because the slates were continually breaking and falling from their roofs and then th buildings were damaged by leak. A man was recently given the Job of Investigating and worked In vain un til one day he accidentally heard something fall on a roof and this ex plained the trouble. It seems that great flocks of crows dig clams on the beach at low tide and when one caught a bivalve he flew high in the air with It and dropped it on to a slate roof, which smashed the shell and a piece of slate. Then the. crow flew down and sucked up the opened clam. HI Opinion. "I have known but two women wh were really perfect," said the charm ing widow. "Indeed!" exclaimed the chronie bachelor. "That's one more than no1 women know."