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THE CHARITY GIRL
By EFFIE A. ROWLANDS OH AFTER XXIX. Mr« Thorngate caught at girl's lud and woald have ipokra, but Au drey swiftly loosened her held, gave her one mile, and then was gone, leaving tnly the fragrant scent of her garments and the divine elements of peace and gratitude behind her. Quickly as she walked, Audrey was some time before she reached Craiglands. She turned to the stables first, and gars orders that her small brougham should be prepared at once. Then she quietly entered the house and went to her own room. Eliza was there, arranging her simple dinner toilet. Audrey told her she was going out again at once. "Tell Miss Thwait not to be alarmed; I shall be home in an hour," she said. Her sight was blurred and misty as she opened her jewel case and took out a packet of notes—bank notes forwarded to her by Mr. Sampson duly according to Jack's written orders, and never touched. Audrew secured the notes in an envel re, put them into her muff and, leaving r room, went very quietly down the fay she had come, just as Jean, her beeks flushed as with some exceeding and ieat joy, ran once more into Audrey's lamber to find her and bid her come down as soon as possible. Eliza repeated the message she had been given and Jean's face fell, while something of alarm came into her ex pression. "Can she know, and have gone away to escape " Her murmur was unfin ished, for as she came out of the room an eager hand caught hers and an almost choked voice muttered: "Well, does she know —my darling?" "Audrey has gone out again, Lord Iverne. Her maid says she has this in stant gone out. I—l don't understand." Jack's hand dropped from its hold. "I do," he said, with a bitterness pass ing all wofds. "She has heard of my sud den arrival, and she has gone away to avoid me. Will she never forgive me?" "Oh, this is nonsense! You are nerv ous " Jean was beginning, when Jack broke in fiercely: "But she shall not go. She is my wife, bound to me by her own words and vow. I have wronged her, but I have repent «d, heaven knows! She shall hear me! I will follow. She cannot have gone far. forgive me, Miss Thwait, if I am rude or (nkind, but my case is desperate. How io we know she is not running away Igain? No; I must not stay here prat ing; I must follow her, and I will!" He turned away, but looked back, implor ingly. "Keep my mother in ignorance till —till you hear from me." Jean had no time to utter protest or remark, for he was gone. Down the stairs, three at a time, as he used to race in his boyish days, Jack rushed, his bronzed, handsome face pale with agi tation, longing and apprehension, and •s he came to the entrance he caught a (Ifam of carriage lamps disappearing in the distance. "Whioh way did her ladyship go?" he asked Martin, curtly. "I heard her say to. the edge of the Dinglewood grounds, my lord, and then to wait for her there." Martin looked troubled; he did not know what to make of all that had hap pened of late. Jade pushed his hat over his eyes, and without another word strode out into the •now and darkness. His brain was reel ing; he scarcely knew what thoughts fill ed his mind, save that beyond, in the dis tance, was Audrey, his lovely girl-wife, whom for a brief time he had doubted, hut who now shone forth with even •tronger rays as a jewel above price. And she would not see him! She shun ned him! She would not forgive. The brougham rolled slowly on; the man stole rapidly behind it. At last they reached a spot Mrs. Thorngate had described to Audrey as Rochfort's hiding place. Audrey stopped the carriage and got out. Jack's heart throbbed with love and agitation as he caught a glimpse of her lovely face beneath the light of a lamp. She was speaking to the coachman, but he could not hear what she said. Then she turned and walked into the grounds. Jack quickened his steps and followed her; a sense of uneasiness came upon him. What was she doing here? She rea'ched a path Mrs. Thorngate had spok en of. Here she stopped. Jack stood still also. He was about a dozen yards from her, but he had drawn into the •hade, and could not be seen. CHAPTER XXX. Audrey waited a moment. Now that A* had come, she felt slightly nervous; bat it was only for an instant. Away hi the dim light she saw a man's form; ■he raised her voice. "Mr. Rochfort!" she called in her clear, silvery tones, and at the sound Jack started, and cold beads of perspiration burst out en his brow. In his agony a groan had all but escaped him, but he clinched his hands and forced it back. Once again rang out the sweet, clear voice, calling the name that was the most detestable to her miserable hus band's ears. There was a pause, then a form drew Dearer, and Jack's aching eyes discovered the slender, graceful figure of Beverley Rochfort. **Who Is there?" Beverley called, sharp ly; then he drew a step nearer. "Lady Iverne, can I believe my eyes, is it really yftvt To what good fairy do I owe this treat happiness, this unexpected delight?" Audrey shivered. She began to speak hurriedly. "Mr. Rochfort," she said, and against herself her voice would quiver, "this af ternoon I was with your aunt, Mrs. Thorngate. I found her in great distress si mind about yon. It pained me to see •ae who Is my tra* friend suffering so <aneh. I urged her to let me help her, and at last she gave way, and told me all Aat was on her mind—how you are la trouble, and how rite finds it impossi ble to help yon." "Impossible?" Beverley's voice sound- Si like a knife, it was so sharp sad hard. "Dr. Thorngate has forbidden your aunt to assist you in the very smallest degree," Audrey added, feeling she longed for some one she knew to be near her. "Otherwise Mrs. Thorngate would have been here with the money you require; that you know better than I can tell you." "But as It is, she sends her ladyship, th« beautiful Marchioness of Iverne, to make her excuses," broke in Beverley, bitterly. "Your ladyship is too kind. My aunt will be a happier woman when she reads of my death in the papers, for I warn you sooner than suffer the degradation and horror of prison life I will kill myself I And this is Christian charity I" "You are most unjust to Mrs. Thorn gate," Audrey answered, as calmly as she could. "If you had seen her as I have seen her this afternoon you would not dare to speak like this." "You are a generous friend, Lady Iverne; but, you see, the thought of my aunt's great mental distress does not al together help me just now." Audrey drew out the envelope from her muff. "But these bank notes may," she said, with a contempt in her voiee Jack had never heard before. Beverley grasped the envelope. In an instant he had torn it open and held them close to his eyes to scan them in the dim light. "One, two, three, four, five —yes, five hundred ! lam saved !" His hands clos ed over the notes. "Saved! Yes, and by you—you, the woman I love with all my soul; you " Jack half started forward, but he was not quicker than Audrey in her move ment of horror. With a gesture of con tempt and pride she struck aside his outstretched hand. "Do you think I bring you this, money to save you?" she asked in hurried tones; "you, the worst, the greatest enemy I have in the world! No, no; I have done what I have done for love and pity for one whose heart is breaking through you, whose whole life has been one sacrifice for you, who " Beverley interrupted her with his soft, low laugh. Her contempt lashed him into ,a state of fury. "And does Lady Iverne think that the world will look upon her actions in the same light as she does? What will be said when it is known that you, a young, lovely woman, came here alone at night fall to provide me with money to escape a prison cell, eh?" "I do not fear the world, Mr. Roch fort. I have done what I have doue for the motives I have given. Let what will be said, be said; my conscience is clear. I have no more to say," she said, haught ily ; but Beverley moved forward and' stood in her path. "And do you think I am going to part with you like this, after all these weary, horrible months? Say what you like to the world, Audrey, act what part you will, but I know the truth. You have come here to-night to save me, not be cause of my Aunt Agatha, but because you love me, and " Jack's heart was beating 1 so furiously it almost choked him; but he did not in terfere yet. He felt that Audrey would defend herself. He waited breathlessly for her answer. It came swiftly. "And you call yourself a man? You, who insult a defenseless woman, who work against a woman in a mean, under hand way that would shame the lowest of earthly creatures! Love you ! You ! Why, "if there were not another living soul in the world, if my very life depend ed on it, I would still give the same reply. Love you! I hate, despise, condema you! I have no wish to see you or hear you speak again. When I remember all you have doae to my happiness, I—l could almost curse you ! Love you"— how bitter and strong the girl's voice was—"when ay very soul is full of love for one whose shoes you are not worthy to touch, one who is a man of honor, up right and pure as the sun. There is no place for any one but my husband in my heart—the husband whom you have worked to rob me of—you and Sheila Fraser ! Don't speak to me again ! Don't touch me! I am not the simple, foolish girl I was; I am a woman with a wom an's heart, a woman's pride, a woman's love; and my misery, which you have caused, is sometimes greater than I can bear. Let me pass, Beverley Rochfort! Go into the world and say what evil you like of me; I am content if I am only free from you, and I pray heaven I may never meet you again!" Beverley broke in swiftly. His voice was soft but dangerous. "Your words sting, but they do not spoil your lips; those lovely lips, which are mine by right! Let you pass! No, Audrey, I will do nothing of the sort! We are here alone, and we do not part until I have clasped your proud heart to mine, and taken from your lips the kisses I claim. Poor, foolish, fluttering child, what use to struggle? You are in my power now, and " "And you are in mine!" shouted Jack, rushing forward, and with one blow felling the coward to the ground. Audrey staggered; her lips tried to open, but no sound came. The next min ute she was clasped in somebody's arms. Jack! Is it really you, Jack?" she murmured. Jack's lips assured her that It was no myth. Hew he kissed her—eyes, hair, brow, cheek, lips—as though he would never tire. Then a glance at that form lying on the ground recalled him to the present. Gome," he said, gently; "come, my rn " T - br * Te - ~o!>le• t ood As in a dream Audrey felt herself led aw*y to where the carriage lamps gleam- Jack lifted her ia and shut the door. I will be back in a moment," ue said, < * eep love. Take ; ok, take eare !*' Audrey murmured, and he gave her a smile of re assurance before he turned away "The cur has gone!" he said la tones « the heartiest oontemat when ho n- turned. "Not a trace of him anywhere. Drive straight home, Donald," he said to the man, and then, as they were shut in alone, ho simply gathered Audrey into his arms and hild her in silence to his heart. "Homo and happiness!" he said, at last "Dsar iittlo wife, am I forgiven?" "Oh, hush!" Audrey's hand went up to his Hps. "It is I who should ask that, my darling, I " "We will ask nothing, seek for nothing, now we are alone and together again." And then his arms clung close about the slender, graceful form; his lips were pressed to die delicate, flower-like fact, and to both these young, troubled hearts peace and joy came, with their golden fingers, to heal all the wounds that re mained from the bitterness of the past. (The- End.) GOLDEN DATS IN THE STBIP. It Wm When the Cherokee* Got Pay for Thetr Lands. The Cherokee nation literally "rolled in money" when the $6,500,000 received from the sale of the Cherokee strip was disbursed among the tribal citizens in 1894, says the Kansas City Star. The per capita share was $265.70. The pay ment was made usually with two $100 bills, one $50, one $10, one $5 and 70 cents in silver. The money was dis bursed by "Zeke" Starr, treasurer, and Henry Effort, assistant treasurer of the nation. Most of the Indians were In debt, and creditors swarmed in towns where the payments were made. T. A Latta, who attended these payments, In recalling incidents lately, said: "Much has been told of the dishon esty of the Indian, but In this payment there were many examples of Integ rity. At Tahlequah a full-blood wom an, perhaps 60 years old, a widow, drew for eleven participants In the fund. She had traded with many of the mer chants who sat at the tables between which she had passed. After the mon ey had been counted out to her sh« swept the entire amount Into her apron and, holding a corner in each hand, she passed from trader to trader, pausing before each until each had takeu a suf ficient amount to balance her indebted ness. Not once did she count the change or investigate the account. She was honest and conclous of her own integrity, did not question the honesty of another. This was only one case. There were scores like It, and, though not pleasant to relate, the confidence thus placed was sometimes betrayed. There are cases where the greedy cred itor took a handful and gave back no change. "A mixed blood of some astuteness came to settle his account with a trader. In looking over his account he discov ered the charge of a side saddle amounting to $15. He had not made sivh a purchase and had the bill rem edied without trouble, the wily old trader merely telling his bookkeeper to place the item to John Doe's account The bookkeeper himself is authority for the statement that in this way that self same saddle was collected for eighteen times." In Claremore bankers were in at tendance from Coffeyvllle, seeking de posits for their banks. One store in the town had a safe of modern dimen sions and security and this store ww headquarters for bankers and collect ors alike. The merchant himself had a mere bagatelle of some $120,000 on the payment. After supper the count ing room was filled with collectors and bankers. A parlor table was called in to use and money as high as one's chin was stacked on every available inch. It was the minute for verifying the memorandum of the day. On one par ticular evening there was on this ta ble at one time close to half a million dollars in crisp new treasury notes. Laps full of money? There were wag onloads of it. It was no uncommon thing to change a hundred-bill for * 5- cent sale. And the scarcity of change was responsible for the custom of Charging 25 ccnts for changing a bill of that denomination. Heartleai. "Boss," said the fat beggar, "ami had no food for more'n twenty-four hours." "Well, well," remarked Kidder. "Dat's de truth, boss, an' when 1 t'ink how well fixed I wuz once it makes a lump come in me t%at dat—" 'Why don't you swallow the lump? That might help some." —Catholic Standard and Times. Crowd or No Crowd. "I would like to engage In some busi ness that isn't overcrowded," remarked the very young man. "If you do," rejoined the wise one, "you'll probably find there isn't any thing In the business to attract • crowd." Fifty Years Hence. Stern Mother —So you wish to marry my son, do you? Young Woman—Yea, ma'am. Stern Mother —Are you able to sup port him In that condition of idleness to which he has always been accus tomed? A Negative Bleating at Least. "Has your wealth brought you hap piness?" asked the philosopher. "Perhaps not," answered Mr. Dustln Stax; "but it has at least stood between me and a lot of annoyances."—Wash ington Star. Hopeless Case. Edyth—What makes you think Jack isn't going to give you a birthday pres ent? Mayme—Because to-morrow will be my birthday, and he still has his watch. It Was Made Uy. "My face is my fortune, sir,** »h« said. "Aren't you afraid of being armtil for counterfeiting r' he WILLBRINGNILLIONS PLAN TO SELL PANAMA BONDS FOR CASH IMMEDIATELY. Treasury to Issue $50,000,000 Bonds, $100,000,000 Certificates of Indebted ness —Approved by President—Tells People Absurdity of Becoming Alarmed and Creating Stringency. Washington, Nov. 19. — Secretary Cortelyou has made the 4mportant an nouncement that as a means of afford ing relief to the financial situation, the treasury would issue $50,000,000 of Panama canal bonds and $100,000,000 certificates of indebtedness, or so much thereof as may be necessary. The cer tificates will run for one year and will bear 3 per cent interest. The secre tary's action in coming to the relief of the financial situation meets with Pres ident Roosevelt's hearty approval, and the plan is the outcome of the several White House conferences. Secretary Cortelyou says that the Panama bonds will afford substantial relief, as the law provides that they may be used as a basis for additional bank circulation. He also states that the proceeds from the sale of certifi cates can be made directly available at points where the need is most urgent, and especially for the move ment of crops, which, he says, "if prop erly accelerated, will give the great est relief and result in the most im mediate financial returns." The secretary calls attention to the attractiveness of the bonds and certifi cates as absolutely safe investments. Secretary Cortelyou adds that these relief measures will enable him to meet public expenditures without with drawing for that purpose any appre ciable amount of the public moneys now deposited in national banks throughout the country. Two treasury circulars, one inviting proposals for the issue of bonds, and the other asking for the certificates, will be sent out under date of Novem ber 18. In his letter to Secretary Cortelyou approving the treasury plans, Presi dent Roosevelt states that he has been assured that the leaders in congress have under consideration a currency measure, "which will meet in perma nent fashion the needs of the situation and which I believe will be passed at an early date after congress convenes, two weeks hence." The president also calls attention to what is needed most at this time is that the people should "realize how fundamentally sound business condi tions in this country are, and_how ab surd it is to permit themselves to get into a panic and create a stringency by hoarding their savings instead of trusting perfectly sound banks." GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. President Roosevelt nas been com mended and congratulated on the wis dom and success of the financial relief measured launched by the administra tion. The province of Reggie di Calabria, Italy, was visited by auothei earth quake Tuesday. William Warner met a horrible death in Portland, Ore., by falling onto a steam woodsaw. Secretary Taft has engaged passage for New York on thesteamei President Grant, sailing from Hamburg Satur day, December. The trial of George A. Petti bione for complicity in the killing of former Governor Steunenberg bas been reset for November 25 at Boise. If the Adams trial at Rathdram is finished by that time there will be no farther postponement. Congressman W. L. Jones of the state of Washington is in favor of a postal savings bank syste m to meet sach conditions as n*w confront the country. Two firemen were killed and $100,» 000 losses sustained in a fire last Mon day at Fargo, N. D. William H. White and George H. Hartman were the firemen killed by falling walls. The emxption of foreign wheat from import duty has been prolonged nntil the end of January in consequence of the continuance of food scarcity in the Turkish empire. In a duel with knives, fought far be. low the surfaoe of the earth, Williard J. Donnelly was killed by Ben West in the Union Companion mine at Cornu copia, Oregon. The trouble started in a trivial dispute, and in their struggle the men knocked out the light. They drew knives and continued the fight, when, by a chance blow, West outDon nell'ys throat. President Lennan of the St. Paul Basenall club has drafted Mike Lynch, manager of the Taooma club, and wiJl offer him the position of manager of the St. Paul club and left field on the team. "Dakota Bob," who fought Indians under Genera | Miles and for the la t 12 years has teen a professional pedes trian, Isnded in Yonbers N. Y., Mon day after haying walked 8485 miles from Portland, Ore., on a wager of <3000. Bob was 16 days ahead of his schedule, it having been stipulated that, he should reaoh Yonkers on Thanksgiving day. Billy Lee of Y( n kersjput up the $3000 for the pedes trian. against a like sum furnished by Joe Miller ,a rich Portland man. Taft Not to See Kaiser. Berlin, Nov. 20.—Secretary Taft has definitely and finally decided not to visit Emperor William. IS THERE A WHEAT CLIQUE? State Railroad Commission Suspects Railroads Aid Alleged Combine. Olympia, Wash., Nov. 20.—The state railroad commission is "gunning" for a suspected combine of railroads and warehousemen that is said to be at tempting to bar out independent wheat buyers in eastern Washington, and an nouncement is made at the commission offices that the commission will keep busy on the work until the combine, ii such exists, is broken up for all time. In fact, the commission is rather in clined to force warehousemen out of the business of buying grain and into a strictly warehouse business. What gives ground for the belief there is such collusion between the warehousemen and the railroads is the fact that this year the warehousemen adopted a new and peculiar form of re ceipt, and at the same time the rail roads adopted a rule not to sitpply cars to independent" buyers unless the same were ordered through some warehouse man. Heretofore warehouse receipts given for wheat simply receipted for a cer tain number of sacks and bushels of grain to be delivered on surrender of the receipt and payment of charges. This year the receipt reads that the fheat was to be delivered "in the order in which cars are received." Immediately following the protest of the grain growers against this form of receipt came the complaint from inde pendent buyers that the railroads would not supply them with cars. The commission promptly investi gated the latter report and was at first positively informed by railroad officials there was no such rule, and if any agent had enforced such a rule he had done so without authority. The commission then made further investigation and found there was this discrimination and again demanded an explanation from the railroads. Then the roads admitted there is such a rule, and now the roads are defending it as proper and fair. PRESIDENT CALLS GOVERNORS. Roosevelt Announces Great Conference In May. President Roosevelt has invited the governors of states and territories to meet him at the White House May 13, 14 and 15 next to discuss the question "of means to conserve the natural re sources of the country." Invitations are to be extended to the members of both houses of congress and to the in land waterways commission. The im portance and manner in which the subject is to be considered are indi cated in the president's letter to the governors, which says, in part: "It is evident that the abundant nat ural resources on which the welfare of this nation rests are becoming de pleted, and in not a few cases are al ready exhausted. This is true of all portions of the United States; it is es pecially true of the longer settled communities of the east. The gravity of the situation must, I believe, appeal with special force to the governors of the states, because of their close rela tions to the people and their responsi bility for the welfare of their com munities. "The matters to be considered at this conference are not confined to any region or group of states, but are of vital concern to the nation as a whole and to all the people. These subjects include the use and conservation of the mineral resources, the resources of the land and the resources of the waters in every part of our territory. "In order to open discussion I shal: invite a few recognized authorities to present brief descriptions of actual facts and conditions, • without argu ment, leaving the conference to deal with each topic as it may elect." RUSH THE LUMBER CASES. Pacific Northwest's Complaints Will Be Given a Hearing in December. Commissioner Lane has induced the interstate commerce commission to consent to expedite the lumber cases of the North Pacific coast beginning December 11, the remainder of that week to be devoted to the hearings. J. N. Teal, representing the lumber men, advised Mr. Lane today that the date was satisfactory to the petition ers. Cases are now on the docket of the Oregon and Washington Lumber Manufacturers' association against the Union Pacific and J other loads; the Pa cific Coast Lumber Manufacturers as sociation against "the Northern Pacific and other roads, and the Western Ore gon Manufacturers' association against the Southern Pacific and other roads. It is hoped by the commission that a decision will be jrendered a few weeks after the hearings, perhaps January 1. Convics Escape. The most sensational prision break that has occurred at the Reno, Nev., prison in many years took place Mon day afternoon, when the oonvicts Rich ard Forrest, James Watson and John Edwards overpowered their guards, shooting one through the hand, and taking possession of a butcher wagon in the prison yard drove into the hiUs. J Deptuy Sheriff Knoblock was onej of th i first to find the trail of the esoaped oonvicts. He no sooner got st; rt >d than he was informed of their lrcation by a bullet whistling by his bead. Knoblock saw two. men duck out of sight beneath the high sagebrush and he soon had them covered with his gun. They surrendered and were taken back to the prison by their cantor. Ck n ict committed stiude rather than surrender. When some men make a palpable mistake, how quickly they Invent t ridiculous excuse! NEWS OF THE WORLD SHORT DISPATCHES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE GLOBE. A Review of Happenings in Both Eastern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week—National, Historical, Political and Personal Events. Dr. Moncure D. Conway, the distin guished American, died suddenly in Paris recently. Mortally wounded by his own hand, Charles Tracey Barney, the New York financier, summoned his family and lawyers to his bedside and after calm ly reviewing his private affairs and giving minute expression of his wishes in certain matters, dictated and signed a will in which his wife was made the principal beneficiary. The shipment of a cargo of 162,000 bushels of grain from gulf ports has gone direct to Odessa, Russia. It is the first in years. The Buck Stove and Range com pany is going after the American Fed eration of Labor for placing them on the unfair list. New York is to hear Madame Te trazzini, who, at the Royal Opera, in London, won the title, "the new Patti." She sings for the first season of 40 performances $1500 each, the second season of 40 performances $2000 each, and the third season of 40 perform ances $2500 each. After a trial Mrs. Evelyn Romadtka, the wealthy Milwaukee woman who was indicted for various burglaries and larcenies in Chicago, was sen tenced to imprisonment for the inde terminate term of one to 20 years. The Marconi wireless station at Siasconset was destroyed by fire re cently. J. B. Thomas, cashier of the Bank of Albany of Albany, Mo., a prominent democratic politician, committed sui cide recently, leaving no message to explain his act. The exit of Klaw & Erlanger from the vaudeville field of theatrical pro ductions is announced. Miss Mary Ellen Powers of Lock port, well known in the theatrical pro fession as Miss Leah May, the tallest woman in the world, is to be married to Maurice Stapleton, a wealthy farmer near Lockport, N. Y. Miss Powers is 7 feet 9 inches tall and her prospective husband is 7 feet. The directors of the Standard Oil company have declared a quarterly dividend of $10 per share on the cap ital stock. At Telluride, Col., P. A. Liley, for mer city clerk, who confessed to em bezzling, was sentenced to the peni tentiary for a term of 33 to 42 years. Federal Judge Deitrich has issued a show cause order for the railroads to appear December 16 at Boise, Idaho, for a final hearing, when they will be compelled to show cause why they shall not restore the old freight rate on lumber. A band of outlaws belonging to the Aiyu tribe attacked the government officers at Taioku and killed 10 per sons. Owing to the recurrence of minor outbreaks in the section of Korea south of Seoul troops have been sent to reinforce the patrol in that district. Fire at Bay St. Louis, Miss., recent ly destroyed $200,000 worth of prop erty. The Japanese cruisers Tuskuba and Chitoz, returning from the Jamestown exposition, have arrived at Yokohama. Harry Stout, horsethigf- and mur derer of Robert Williams, a North western trader of Kamloops, B. C., was killed after a desperate battle with mounted police. The Hon. Merikawa, the Japanese consul at Vancouver, has com plicated the Japanese situation by re fusing to accept the reduced amount ($10,775) of claims awarded the Japs as consequential damages ensuing from the September riots. A train on the Wabash railroad was wrecked near North Pine recently. The engine, baggage and combination car and one coach were demolished. Nina were injured seriously. Three silk mills in York, Pa., owned by the American Silk company, are closed down. Between 800 and 1000 employes are thrown out of work. At Chicago, Policeman Robert Mc- Kerne> was found shot dead recently. The murderer escaped. All the mills of the New England Cotton Yarn company in New Bedford, Mass., and in Taunton, are idle. Notices are posted in the Sanford (Me.) plush mills announcing that they will be operated three days a week only. The continual drain of gold to Amer ica has led to considerable uneasiness both in money and stock circles of England. Arthur Langford, while deer hunting near Grand Forks, B. C., leaned on the barrel, of his rifle, the gun being dis charged and the bullet going through his stomach. Langford—died before medical assistance could be given him. France Is Disappointed. Paris, Nov. 21.—Officials of the gov ernment learned with the greatest re- gret that Secretary Taft is not likely to visit France on his way home, as they planned to extend him many honors. A husband's conscience never bothers him much until wife be gins to find out.