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THE R.ECOR.D. a W. tilkliOK, ITablMu PIOCHI. NKVADA. tt year's bathing sulti are being worn snorter. They shrank. Ton cannot always tell what a man mean by quoting the bad things he ays. Twelve adult New Yorkers lunched on one nara-Doiied egg. Miracle? No. Ostrich. The sweet girl graduate will con tinue to be sweet for three or tour years, at least. A new 20 bill is going to be put Into circulation and lots of people will never know the difference. We often wonder if those olu philos ophers had any business other than that of thinking for a living. They must be still a little shy on statesmen In Spain, since they have to put Gen. Weyler Into a cabinet Job. It Is charged against the seventeen year locust that it sometimes gets Us dates mixed and comes out ahead of time. There Is no slackening of the en ergy with which the reckless chauf feur contributes to the mortality statistics. In addition to Its other objectionable qualities the seventeen-year locust la bora under the hallucination that It can sing. That man In New York with two hearts ought to be a winner all right, providing he centers them both on the same girl. RUSSIA STATES HER POSITION Ulll Kl-L O . . vnni to Peace on Grounds n wouia Affect Her Dignity, St. Petersburg.-The Novoe Vremya Monday prints the foUowlng Btatement of Russia's position, which may be In- jpirea : "Russia ciin consent only to such a peace as will not affect the dignity or vital Interests of the empire. To act otherwise would be fatal to Russia, nd would threaten all Europe. Eu rope no longer believes in Japan's issurancea that she will not restrict European Interests In the far east. Even In England and America the voices of moral instigators can be heard in favor of the indirect tnflu ence of the powers to moderate Ja pan's demands. Our plenipotentiaries must remember that thoy must defend the interests not only of Russia, but also of the other Caucasian powers, and they will find moral support In Berlin, PariR, Washington and per haps even in London. Our army in the field is much stronger than it was fifteen months ago. "The Hamburger Nuchralien pro poses that Europe intimate to Japan that extreme demands will be resisted by Europe in general, especially Ger many. This is a valuable statement. Wo must ascertain the accent nlilo mlximum of our concessions to Japan in European point of vtow. and act nr. cordlngly." THREE WERE INJURED. Six Negroes Implicated In the Assault and Murder. Montgomery, Ala. At the request of Sheriff Chandler, of Gadsden, Ala., where a moh of 300 nersnna pnthored Philadelphia. District Attomev i Sunday niiht onrt tlir..atnn,d tr. lvnnh John C. Bell, assistant City Solicitor 'five negroes and a negress. charged Elevator Drops Six Floors, In the Land Title Building of Philadelphia. WIFE MURDERER TAKEN FROM TRAIN Russian Wanted by Massachusetts Authorities s Captured. La Junta, Colo. John Schidlofska, a nussian wanted at Belmont. Mass for the murder of his wife last Wed nesaay night, was arrested at La Junta Sunday afternoon by Sheriff Darr while passing through the city on the Santa Fe railroad. The mur- derer confessed and gave full dotalls of the tragedy whleh has been puz zllng the Massachusetts police, ine prisoner expressed his willing ness to return without requisition pa pers, and he will be held by Sheriff Barr pending the arrival of officers from Massachusetts. The murderer told a clear story of the tragedy. Ho said he came to America from Poland five years ago and worked on a farm near Lynn, Mass. On February 19, 1905, he mar ried the woman whose murder he now confesses. When he married her, he states, the woman represented that she had SMKl, and was but 28 years old. He found afterwards that she possessed but $220 in money and was more than 40 years old. The decep tion she worked upon htm was the constant cause of quarrels, he says, and these quarrels had their culmina tion Wednesday night. WHITE WOMAN ASSAULTED. Radium, according to an English scientist, contains the secret of life. But the spunky thing refuses to di vulge the secret. A passing glance at M. NelidotTs whiskers will be enough to convince some people that Russia Is going to get the worst of It. With the sultan of Morocco himself taking a hand by granting concessions, the Franco-Deutsch muddle becomes even more Interesting. Every once In a while a Canadian court finds a spare1 moment in which to enter some different kind of ruling In the Gaynor-Greene case. The Chicago Chronicle says the Turk Is a nice man when he is asleep but It Is a more famous saying that "no man Is a saint in his sleep." - Emperor Menelik of Abyssinia Is said to have discarded his crown for an American hat, but-he hasn't yet acquired our habit of talking through The London scientist who evoked life from sterilized bouillon by putting in some radium has only proved that he didn't sterilize the bouillon completely. A Boston editor is writing editorials on "Advice to College Graduates." Next thing you know that man will be nervy enough to attempt to control his office boy. A Tennessee congressman has been arrested because he got Into a fight over a laundry bill. Down with the heathen Chinee and let us Insist on the open door. Harry T. Kingston and William Born of Collingswood, N. J., were seriously injured Monday by a fall of nn ele. vator in the Land Title building, the uikubbl uuuuing in ttie city. Mr. Bell sustained a compound frac ture of a leg, Mr. Kingston suffered both legs fractured and Air. Born was injured aoout the body and received lacerations of the scaln. District Attorney Bell and Assistant aoucuor Kingston had been In confer ence In Mr. Bell's private office on the thirteenth floor of the building, and were on their way to their offices in the city hall. The elevator operator, the only other occupant of the car, escaped with slight injuries. The elevator dropped from the sixth floor to the basement. The cause of the accident is unknown. Guard Saved Treasure. Laporte, Ind. Regaining his senses while two masked robbers were trying to break open the treasure box of the United States Express company, C. W. Angerman, the guard, opened fire on me men and put them to rout. The attempted hold-up occurred at an early hour Sunday morning, while the transfer wagon was en route to the Lake Erie station. Angerman, the guard, was seated on the rear of the wagon. I he bandits struck him, and at the same time they pulled him from the vehicle they seized the iron box. Ruftis McOariity, the colored driver of the wagon, proceeded on his way, but soon noticed his companion was missing, He promptly returned, urn mis time tne guard had re gained consciousness and opened his successful uttack on the men. AUKeniiiui was nauiy nrutsed up iiuout tne npud, but his condition is In no wise serious with the murder and rape of Mrs. S. J. Smith, a white woman, Governor J elck s ordered out a company of Btate troops stationed at that place. After Congressman John L. Burnett, Lieu tenant A. R. Brindley, in command of the militia, Sheriff Chandler and oth ers had appealed to the mob, they dispersed. The regroes are Vance Gardner, William Johnson, Ed Johnson, Bud Richarason, Jefferson Alford and Fan nie Mayo. Their alleged victim, Mrs. Smith, was a widow. The crime was committed Saturday night. Early Sunday Vance Gardner reported dis covering the woman's dead body. The police found her nude body lying par tially concealed In some bushes by the roadside three-quarters of a mile from Gadsden. WOMAN SHOOTS HUSBAND, He Grabbed a Shotgun, But Hia Wife Had the Revolver. san rancisco, As the culmination or a quarrel with his wife, Gustave Heuter, a retired San Francisco mer chant and a pioneer paint manufnc turer, was shot and Instantly killed at his home In the Santa Cms moun tains, near Patehen. Friday night. A coroner's Jury Saturday exonerated mmmsm I YfUTkl Df TDT Bjv FREDERICK JVJPIlIi JDUjXl UPHAM ADAMS Amthnt of The KMaappca MIMoaalrw," "Colonel Monro'! Dctrliu," etc. -9orrmo?,T' BT I All rlihU I CorVBHWT, IDOS. BT rauBBicK Ui-ham Adams reserved A. J. Unmt Umon CHAPTER XXII Continued. John Burt had seated htmanlf at hi Mrs. Heuter, who claimed the shoot- jdesk, wblch he was putting in order. ing was done In self-defense, According to Mrs. Heuter's story, they quarreled over a trifling incident. Heuter sprang from tils bed and selr.ed a shotgun. Mrs. Heuter, real izing that her situation was desperate, drew from beneath her husband's pil low a revolver which was always kept there, and before he could raise the weapon, fired at him. It is supposed that death ensued almost immediately after the shot was fired, as the bullet entered the back of the neck and pen etrated the brain. Mrs. Heuter, who is 30 years of age, was Tenter's third wife. Heuter was 70 years old. Fast Flyer In Wreck. Harrlsburg, Pa. Train No. 28, on the Pennsylvania railroad, known as the Pennsylvania flyer, the new elght-een-hour train from Chicago and New York, met with an accident Saturday a mile west of Port Royal which for tunately did not result seriously. A westbound freight train near Port Royal tried to stop suddenly and the engineer made a too violent applica tion of the air, tho consequence of which was that a car buckled and was thrown over to track No. 1, on which the flyer was speeding east. An at tempt was made to flag the train, hut the break occurred almost simultan eously with the arrival of the flyer, and the train plunged Into the wreck. The momentum threw the wrecked car from the track, but the flyer did not jump the railB. Beyond the damage to the engine, which was slight, and the smashing of the platform of the combination baggage and smoker the train was not damaged. It arrived here at 8:28 and left at 8:33, two hours and forty min utes late. In St. Louis a few days ago a man and a woman were married, on a merry-go-round while It was in operation, later they will be likely to take matri mony more seriously. President Wheeler of the University of California advises everybody to lead the "abundant life." Everybody would like to and would, too, If money weren't so blamed scarce. Sunday Is a day of rest, but Just the same, the recorders of facts al ways prepare for a big grist of auto mobile, boat, bathing, trolley and ac cidents. We rest strenuously. At a banquet In honor of Whltelaw Reld In London, Sir Henry Irving read a poem composed for the occasion by Sir Alfred Austin. Otherwise It ap pears to have been a rather cheerful I affair. Washington says the brewers through Increased taxes, are to pay for digging the Panama canal. And through the Increased thirst produced hy digging It, they'll sell tnough extra beer to fill It. . Perhaps Lord Curzon's Independent attitude and readiness to resign as viceroy of India Is due to the fact that he will still have that bully good Job as warden of the Cinque Ports to fall back on. A Chicago woman wants a divorce because her husband developed a tendency to take an actress on tours In his automobile. She must be In a terrible hurry, or have cause to know that he Is an unusually careful man at the wheel. Down In New Jersey a Judge has de cided that a man must pay the bills contracted by his wife before their marriage. If this kind of law holds good some cautious men will Insist hereafter In having a look at the re ceipts before starting for the church. It Is rumored that Lords Kitchener and Curzon have had a set-to over In India and that Lord Curzon will, as a consequence, resign his Job. Well, he needn't care. Let him come over to New York and get $50,000 or $60,000 a year for taking charge of a subway or running a life Insurance company. Some amiable persons are about to ask Carnegie to give them $30,000,000 to promote universal peace. They eem to overlook the fact that there would be an awful fight to share In ine distribution of thirty millions, Captain Newth In Trouble. iome, Alaska. Captain Newth of the whaler Jeanette Is charged with a bold attempt to abduct two Eskimo girls aged 9 and 13, respectively. The tather of tlie girls, named Apoweah, went aboard tlie whaler with his fam ily to transact some business. Both lie and his wife were plied with liquor and tho girls were enticed Into the cabin and locked up. Their cries for help aroused the mother and she res cued them after a hard fight. Robbers in Alaska. Seattle. Alarmed for the safety of millions of dollars' worth of gold dust In and about Fairbanks, Alaska, as the result of almost dally hold-ups of min ers by armed bandits, the secretary of war and the Washington congres sional representatives have been asked to see about sending troops now stationed at Fort Gibbons to the scene or the trouble. Albert White, secre tary of the miners and prospectors' as sociation, has telegraphed Secretary Taft that the necessity for troops is imperative, lieneral Williams, com mander of the department of the Co lumbia has been ordered to make an investigation. Three Killed by Kentucky Sheriff. Lee City, Ky. -Three men were killed on Holly creek near here Sat urday, as the result, It Is believed, of a feud of long standing. The dead are Frank Smith, aged 60, and his two sons. William and Manfred, aged, re spectively, 20 and 21. Scott McQuinn is said to have ad mitted killing all three. The trouble arose while the two Smith brothers were returning home from Wilburst. it is believed that Frank Smith, father of the two young men. heard the shooting and hurried to the scene with his rifle. His body was found close to those of his sons Workman Meets Death, Salt Lake City. Instant death over took Nelson Reynolds In a peculiar accident Saturday. Reynolds was surprised at Sam's positive state ment he turned quickly. He saw Blake standing by the door. A shaft of sunlight fell full on his face. His hand was on the knob, and he tood motionless as if riveted to the floor. There was that in his expres sion and attitude which challenged John Burt's attention. Students of psychological phenom ena may offer an explanation of the llmpalpable Impression received by John Burt in that moment. Hia was the dominating mind; Blake's the sub jective. By that mysterious telepathy which mocks analysis and scorns de scription a message passed to John Burt. He yet lacked the cipher to translate It. It dotted no definite warning and sounded none but a vague suspicion, but the vibration, though faint, was discordant. John Burt glanced at Blake and tamed to Sam. "You surely are mistaken, Sam." be Bald. "Miss Carden Is abroad and will not sail for New York for several days." "Ia that so?" Sam ran his flngera through his red hair and looked put- pled. "That's mighty curious! I've got an eye like a hawk, an' I'd worn It was her. I met her once or twice when she was here before, an' thought sure It was her I saw yester day. Must be wong, though. Guess I'd better begin wearln' glasses. So ye ain't Been her yet, John? I'll bet he'll be plumb glad tew meet you. We was talkln' erbout ye the last time I saw her. That's two years ago. Eht hadn't forgot ye, John." Blake closed the door and San turned at the click of the latch. "Why, here's Jim! Well, well, welll Here we are all together. Thought I wouldn't know John, didn't yet I knew him the moment he spoke, didn't I, JohnT And so old Rocky Woods has turned out the great firm of James Blake & Company! I want to congratulate both of ye. Are ye all through work? Let's go somewhere where we can have somethln' In honor of this mee-mentous occasion. Come on, boys. It's my treat!", : "Many thanks for your Invitation, Sam, and I'd like to accept It, but It's hardly safe," said John. "In a few Iweeks I hope to enjoy your hospital- thrown from a Rio Grande Western jlty and to extend mine, but until that Automobile Accident. New York. Two young women were probably fatally hurt and their two male companions had a remark- aide escape from Injury Monday, when the automobile of Frederick E. Mar shall of St. Louis, which had been borrowed by Mr. Marshall's chauffeur was caught between an elevated rail way ulllar and a street car. The rear half of the automobile, in which were seated Miss Cora Michaelis and Miss Helen Ponnschauser, two of the chauffeur's friends, was demolished and the girls were so tangled In the wreckage of tho car and the automo bile that it took half an hour to extri cate them. Rocked the Boat. Killing in Kentucky. Mount Sterling, Ky. News was re ceived here of a desperate fight on Friday creek, Lee county, Sunday night, in which John Muller of Breath itt county shot and killed James Crees and J. M. Thomas. The shooting oc curred at a church during services. Neither of the dead men were armed Muller was arrested and lodeed In jail at Beattyville, barely escaping an enraged mob. The jail Is heavily guarded tor tear of a lynching. New York. Prompt retribution was meted out Monday to Samuel Brooks, n bather at Audubon beach, whose foolhardy mlschlevousness Imperiled the lives of three young women. Brooks was rescued by the police after having received a terrible beating at the hands of hundreds of people, who had seen him rock a boat until It was captlzed and Its occupants thrown Into the water. Carrie Bauer, Nellie Hatten and Ag nes McLaughlin, each aged about 12 years, were rowing in the vicinity of many bathers when Brooks and a com panion climbed Into the boat and rocked it until It was finally capsized. Swam Rapids of Niagara. Niagara Falls, N. Y. Carlisle Graham of this city nnd William Glover, Jr., of Baltimore, Buccessfullj swam the lower rapids of the whirl Pol to Lewlston Monday nfternrvir The distance of four miles was co. ered in twenty-six minutes bv Clover The start was made at 4:02 n. m frnm Flat Rock, which Is on the American side. The swimmers did not venture in tne upper rapids, where Captain Webb lost his life. Both men wore life belts nnd Inflated rubber rings arounu ineir necks. Chicago Teamsters Fight --. i in . . . vuiL-agu, in. a serious riot was narrowly averted Sunday night be tween a number of union and non union teamsters. Nearly 100 of the non-union teamsters have been living In the vicinity of union headquarters. Sunday when the union men were leaving Bricklayers' hall some of the non-union drivers were encountered and a fight followed. Clubs end bricks were being used and several shots were fired. The police arrived In time to prevent bloodshed. Several arrests were made. Freight Train Wrecked. New Orleans. A Southern Pacific freight train was wrecked near Lafay ette, La., Sunday, and Engineer Whe- len killed and Fireman Colne badly hurt. The wreck was caused by an open switch and all signs point to a deliberate atempt to wreck a passen ger train, tor tne switch light, was moved and preparations had been made to cause an accident. The pas senger passed through an hour before and the freight was running on the passenger trains time. flat car and run over. At the same time a great rock, with which he was working, was thrown on his head. crushing It. His son. who worked within four feet of him, escaped nn hurt. Keynolds is a teams! er. He was working in the stone yards west of the Rio Grande passenger station Sat urday, transferring blocks of ruck from a flat car io his wagon, when the accident occurred. tlm T am 'Tnlin Pnl-tnn ' anA Arnt xnow me. Bit down. Bam, we wish to discuss a business matter, or per haps more accurately speaking,, e, political one. Jim, send one of the clerks out for a magnum, and we'll drink Sam' health here. I'm still an counterfeit an Interest tu this new de velopment. "He had er lot tew Bay." replied Sam. "A year ago he offered me five thousand dollars fer my vote. I told him then that I couldn't do business with him, an' he managed tew pass his bills agin my vote an' Inlloo-ence. Guess he wants me pretty bad Just now. l.ast night he raised his price tew ten thousand." " 'These ordinances are all right an' fer tho benefit of the public," says this self-sacrificing Morris. 'I'm sorry, Al derman Rounds,' he says, 'that you're prejudiced agin them. If you'll change your mind there's six other aldermen who'll dew the same, an' when the bills are passed ye gits ten thousand more.' " "That's what he said tew me," con tinued Sam, "an' I told him that he was a liberal sport, an' that I'd take his offer under consideration an' hold It In abeeanee. Then 1 asked him who the six others were who'd follow my lead, an' he told mo. The seven of us gives him a majority." "Was that all?" "I should say not," declared Sam. "I aald tew him, says I, 'Mr. Morris. I know all these aldermen, an' they are my personal friends. I'm a bust es sent,' I says, 'havln' been In hoss tradln' an' In the commission business all my life, an' perhaps this game Is right In my line. Suppose I contract,' ayi I, 'to deliver all these seven votes,' I says, 'fer the lump sum of eighty thousand dollars; forty per cent, down In cash an' the balance paid over when the bills Is passed?' Morris thought a while an' Bald he'd be glad tew dew that. I told him I'd think erbout it a lot an' let him know In a few days." Sam paused and looked keenly first at John Burt and then at Blake. "I hope you don't think, John," he said, "that I'd any Idea of takln' hit offer. I " "I certainly do not," Bald John. "I'm simply astounded that Morris bai done the one thing I would have him do. That Is a rare piece of good for tune, Jim, Isn't it!" "It's great luck," declared Blake, with genuine enthusiasm. Under the stimulus of Sam's disclosures he for got Jessie for the moment, and again took his position side by side with John Burt "I reckon I know what tew dew,1 asserted Sam. "I'm tew see these six aldermen that Morris needs, an' then I'm goln' tew meet him an' make my report. If It's all right he's tew pay me thirty-two thousaud dollars In cash an' put the balance up with some mat that I came. There's three of these aldermen that Morris couldn't buy If Land Frauds Charged. Sydney, New South Wales. The evidence given before the royal com mission appointed on April " to Inves tigate the charges of corruption against members of the New South Wales parliament and also of the lands department, has revealed a gi gantic system of corrupt trafficking in crown lands. The gravest allegations were made against Mr. Willis, who left for london on board I lie steam ship (ieelong. I lie government was inclined to allow liim to proceed but n consequence of an out burst of pub lic indignation a warrant was Issued for his arrest. Tried to Drown Child Marlon. Ind. Otlo Whlsler. 40 yearB old. of this city, wliile under tlie In fluence of liquor Snndav made an al leged attempt to drown his little 8- ear-old daughter. Whlsler took his daughter to the Mlssisslnowa river at the foot of Kast Ninth street, where he stripped himself and the child of all their clothing. Wading Into the middle of the stream, ho dropped the title girl into the water. Residents In the vicinity witnessed the deed and astened to the rescue. The child was taken from the water and the father seized and held until the arrival of the police. (!( I fill I l&W Boiler Explosion. Klncman, Ariz. Saturday morning at 7:30 the boiler of one of the big decapod engines of the Santa Fe blew up seven miles south of this place. In stantly killing Engineer E. H. Cope land and Fireman C. B. Bryant, the bodies being terribly mangled and scalded. The engine was pulling thir ty cars of fruit and had just tipped over the Hancock hill when the ex plosion occurred. It is thought that the sudden shutting off of steam In the cylinders forced an Immense pressure on the boiler, causing the crown sheet to collapse. Earthquake in the East. Portland, Me. A slight earthquake shock was felt at 3:10 a. m. Saturday, followed In a few seconds by a heavier one. No damage was reported. The shocks are said to be heavier than those experienced March 21, 1904. They were reported very severe at Augusta, Bangor, Lewlston, Rockland and Brunswick. Reports from Thorn aston say that one shock was felt there shortly after 5 o'clock of about fifteen seconds' duration. The state prison and houses at Thomaston were shaken noticeably and dishes and stove covers rattled. Russians Driven North. Toklo. Reliable information has been received here that the liusslan forces in northern Korea have grad ually been driven northward since last month and now hold only two ikisI Hons south of the Tumen river. The latest Information from tho front, how ever, reports the advance south of a large force from Vladivostok, but it Is believed the Russians will halt at Moklefsk, north of the Tumen, and concentrate their forces to make a res olute stand there against the Japanese advances. Union Station Burned. Louisville, Ky. The Union passen ger station at Tenth and Broadway, was destroyed by fire Mondny night, entailing a loss of more than $:!50,0w. The fire was discovered on the top floor of the four-story structure, and although every fire engine in the city except, the reserves was on the scene In half an hour, the flames gained steadily and two hours after the stirt only the walls were left standing. De fective insulation of electric wires Is thought to have caused the fire. The freight station was saved by the prompt work of firemen. Poison Case In Kansas. Atchison. Kan. The police profess to have a clue that may unravel the mystery surrounding the death of Mrs. Peasley, wife of Albert Peasley, a magnetic healer, who died suddenly last week and whose stomach was found to contain sufficient strychnine to have killed half a dozen persons. On the paper in which the poison was wrapped has been found the name Cox," partially erased. This the po lice believe to be the name of a Leav enworth druggist. exile, Sam. Until an bour ago Jim was the only man In New York who was acquainted with me. But I'm filing away prison bars, and you can help me, Sam." T can help you?" echoed Sam. "You just call on me fer anything except murder an I might manage that." Blake bad been singularly quiet. but be Joined In the laugh which fol lowed, and left the room to order the proposed refreshment. Jim ain't lookln' well," Bald Sam, sympathetically. "Looks sorter peaked like; don't you think go. JohnT" I noticed that this morning and told him bo," John replied. "He has been under a severe strain for weeka and possibly the change of climate doesn't agree with him. I'm going to end htm Into the country for a few days. He Is entitled to a rest, and there's no reason why he shouldn't have It. Jim and I have been through many bard fought engagements to gether, but at last a decisive victory is In sight. Do you know Arthur Mor ris f" he asked abruptly. "You bet I do; but he don't know me except as Alderman Samuel L. Rounds. Why d'ye ask, John?" Blake returned and took a seat near Sam. "Our firm Is Interested in the ordi nances submitted to your Board, by the terms fit which new and amended franchise! are proposed for the Cos mopolitan improvement Company," be gan John. "I have Btudied the record of the proceedings, and find that you poke and voted against these bills when originally proposed and passed. Do you mind telling me, Sam, what you know of this matter? Can you do ao without violating your trust?" "You bet I can; an' I know a lot," deolared Sam. "I was oomin' over to tell Jim, anyhow, an' I reckon I know what you are after. There's no use of my tellin' ye erbout this fellow Mor ris. He's nothin' more er less'n a high toned thief. He owns, or thinks be owns the Board of Aldermen. Per haps he does, but to my way of think In' he' likely to be fooled. There's r lot of new members who are agin him, an' some of the old ones that he bought before want ter be bought agin, an' they have raised their price. Morris was tew my house last night. Say, John, I wonder what he'd think If be knew I was In your office cow? Darned if this ain't a funny world." "What did Morris have to say?" asked Blake, who did not need to he offered each of 'era the whole lump sum, an' I can handle the others." "That Is all right so far as It goes," Interrupted John Burt, "but Morris Is shrewd enough to demand positive pledges before paying over any such amount of money. You should have your aldermanlc friends sign and exe cute written promises to support these bills, and keep certified copies of the same. TheBe agreements will not be binding, legally or morally. I will consult my attorneys in this matter and let you know the best methods of procedure." All right, John; anything you say goes with me," laughed Sam. "When shall I drop In ag!n?" "Early to-morrow morning," replied John. Send word to Judgo Wilson Jora, that I sball call on him this evening." CHAPTER XXIV. On Thin Ice. Blake found a ready excuse to call on Gen. Carden. The pronounced ac tivity In L. & O. served as a pretext for an evening visit to the Bishop resi dence. Blake was greeted by the old banker with dignified cordiality, and his heart beat high as Jessie frankly welcomed him. Under the witchery of her presence, James Blake wondered that he bad hesitated for a moment to risk life Itself to win her. What was friend ship, loyalty, fame or fortune In the balance with one smile from the wom an he had learned so suddenly to love? His whole being thrilled with keenest Joy as he felt the faint clasp of her hand, and his ears drank In the melody of her voice. "Papa was saying at dinner that the market had taken a decided turn, and that he thought you would call this evening," said JesBie. "He felt so cer tain of It that we postponed a theater party. You are to be congratulated, papa, on your intuition." "I am the one to be congratulated," said Blake, with a snrile and a bow, "but I should preface my self-fellclta-tlons with an apology for the infor mality of my call. If Gen. Carden will stand sponsor for my plea that business exigencies cover a multitude of social Improprieties, I may hope for forgiveness; and, If forgiven, I warn you that I shall commit the of fense again!" A delicate flush suffused Jessie's face and brightened the radiance of her eyes. - foe rflll ner become am by such transgressions," she laughed, i "I will leave you and papa to yonr business plotting". Edith la here, and! when you have ended your serious at-j fairs perhbps you will Join ua and we can have music or cards." Blake's face glowed with a pleasure no formal words could conceaL "Our business will be ended la a' minute," he said. "I know the gen-1 eral has not forgotten the defeat we administered to him the other area Ing, and as an old soldier I fancy ha Is eager to wipe out bis repulse wltlt a victory." j "He certainly Is," asserted Qenjj Carden. "I'm so sure of winning to-' night that on behalf of Edith I chal-1 lenge you and Jessie to a rubber of whist, with a box to-morrow evening for Booth's production of 'A Fool's Revenge' as a wager!" "Done!" exclaimed Blake. "I warn yon that papa generally wins when something is at stake," said Jessie, "but I'll do the best I can, and hope for good luck to offset my poor playing." She excused herself, and Blake and Gen. Carden pluuged Into stock tech nicalities. "I wished you to know the cause of to-day's advance In I O.," ex plained Blake. "For reasons you sur mise, I am picking up blocks of this Btock. It will go higher to-morrow, and then a slump may follow, but you need not worry whether It advances or declines. I have the market under control. From present indications you will be called on to exercise your option inside of ten days." "I have confidence In yonr Judg ment and you can rely on prompt ex ecution of your Instructions," said Gen. Carden. "For twenty years I have been Identified with Wall street, and I understand Its ethics. In this compalgn you are the general. You will find me a loyal aide." There was more talk, but since Blake had nothing of Importance to disclose, the conference soon ended. Blake was triumphantly satisfied with his progress. He rightly Inter preted Gen. Carden's suggestion of a theater party as a tacit permission to pay his addresses to Jessie Carden. Later in the evening, through a! chance remark by Miss Hancock, he learned that they had declined a thea ter Invitation from Arthur Morris. Hei no longer had the slightest fear ofj Morris. He felt sure of the consent and even the support of Gen. Carden In bis suit for the hand of hia daugh ter. ; Tb whist game was closely con tested, out as Jessie had predicted the general and Edith won a hard fought victory, and Blake agreed to, pay the wager the evening following. (To be continued.) HE WAS AFTER MORE. Overworked Man Carried Out Bluff to the Last Two brothers, both actlvw, youngi business men of this city, went lately to visit an uncle, a short, stout, light- hearted man of 60, who owns a farm! up state. They found him loading! bay into a cart. Wishing to Impress! his nephews with his agility, he de clared he could stack bay as fast as1 tbey could pitch It The nephews accepted the challange, threw off their coats and when he had mounted1 the rack, fork In hand, work com menced. , The boys lifted large forkfuls rap-, Idly and all went well while the body! of the rack was being filled. But wheal the load began to settle above and be-1 yond the stakes and It became neces sary to place each forkful in the prop-, er place for binding the mass below! things became a little mixed up onj top of the load. Still their uncle yelled out at the top of his voice: "More hay! More bay! Drat It, boys, you don't keep me half busy!" The boys tossed the hay up faster, and the old man's puffing as he strug gled to keep htB head above the flood could be plainly heard. At length, what with his struggling and his choking and his being blinded under the thick coming mass, and the clum sy, 111 fashioned manner in which he had piled the last half dozen forkfuls, the top of the load slid off upon the ground and the old man with it "Hello, Uncle Sam, what are you down here for?" asked one of the nephews. 'Down here for," gasped the old man, struggling up from the choking, blinding pile, "why, consarn yer lazy, good for nothing pictures, I've coma down after more hay!" Nw York Press. The Minor Duties, Several Presbyterian clergymen. were discussing the development of' the institutional church. One of the party expressed the opinion that ex ecutive and social ability in a pastor had overshadowed his preaching pow ers, which moved a former moderator to tell this story on himself: "Not long ago one of the women of my congregation came to me to ask why I did not get an assistant 'But I do not need one, madam,' I assured her. When she insisted that I did, I endeavored to find out what she thought such an assistant could do to relieve me of a portion of my pas toral work. 'Would you have blm make the pastoral calls?' I asked. 'Of course not. You would con tinue to visit us.' 'Would you want the assistant to baptize your children?' 'No.' 'Or to visit you when you are ill?' 'Certainly not, No one could taks your place for that' Further questions met with like re plies, so finally I asked in desperation: 'Then, Mrs. , what would you have the assistant do?' 'You might let him do the preach ing.' " New York Evening Post Told by a Tenor. Ellison Van Hoose, the tenor, tells this story of himself: "Once, when traveling In Germany,, visited Bonn and looked up all thai Beethoven relics I could find. I be came Intensely interested, and at the home of the master the guide was put to It,' as we say, to answer all my questions concerning the man and the mementos. " 'Oh,' he replied, nonchalantly, he didn't amount to much. He was only a tenor.'"