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ify d- ;; -7sl.? if v- .1 a 'lr rot Vs I CONFESSES TO DEPREDATIONS SELF-CONFESSED, NIGHT RIDER TELL8 OF REELFOOT LAKE rtllTRAOPR. IMPLICATES PROMINENT MEN Ted" Burton Admits It Was Through Information From Him That Band Secured Rankin and Taylor at the Hotel. TlrdonvMle. 1 mm., Oct. 28. "Ted" Button, self-coi t sed night rider, told a. rcmarkaMo nury TucBday of night rider depredations In tho vicinity of Ileeifont Lake, confessing to the part he, played In tho outrages which reached culmination In the putting to drath of Cant Qulnten Rankin, a prominent attorney of Trenton, Tcnn., en the banks of the lake a week ago Tuesday night, and Implicating men prominent In this section of the stato. Of the number ho declares had a part In the killing of Capt. Rankin more titan half are now In custody at Camp Nemo, the military hase near Ham hnrj;. Tho confession was made at the flail hero to Sheriff Haines, of this county, Judge Harris, owner of a largo tract of land in the Reel toot lake dis trict who has suffered much at the IfaandH of the raiders and Mayor Cleve- Jand Doneon of Ttptonvllle. Glibly Unfolds 8tory. The confession was made freely amd voluntarily, with no offers of a lessened punishment or threats and, apparently without a qualm of con science, he glibly unfolded his story. While Burton deuies that ho was present when Capt Rankin was put to death he admits .that It wan through fnfortnatlon given by him that the band congregated and secured the at--'torncy while he stopped at the hotel at Walnut Log. According to Bur ton's confession Tom and Garret Johnson, under arrest and William Watson, under bond In connection with another 'aid were the leaders of the lake band. Burton declares that the first part fee played -s a memher of the night rider band was when he aided In the burning -ot a fish flock at Samburg and several week"; later was one of a party which crossed the county lln from tho Keelfoot district Into the adjoining county of Lake -and whipped Justice of the Peace Winn, an aged man. Told Night Rider Leaders. Condng to tho killing of Capt. Ra ton declaicd that on the night fore the lynching he went to Wal- l)g and there met James F. Car- uter, ihe attorney of Union City, at "race, solicitation Judge Rankin and Jndpo 1. 55. Taylor, his associate in the. West Tennessee company, the owners of the land upon which the l.k is situated, came to the lake. It van stated that the visit f the two men was to enter into a timber deal with Carponter. After this couversa Uort Burton states he communicated with the night rider leaders and told pt Ihe Intended visit of the represen tatives of tho laud company. On the lollowlng night he saw the twv men at supper at the hotel but declares lie left "Walnut Log early In tin night and went out Into the lake to fl. He states that he wns fishing when he heard the shots which nnded the lire of Capt. Rankin but did not return to the shore for some time. In the course of hla confession, Bur ton save the names of no less than forty members of the night riders. SPENT THREE ANXIOUS HOURS. Steamer Flounders Helpless Before Ninety-mile Gale. New York, Oct. 28. The three hun dred and eight passengers who ar rived Tuesday on the steamer Fur acssis from Glasgow spent three anx- floua hours at sea lust Wednesday. while the vessel floundered helplessly, the sport of a ninety miles gale. Too misadventure was due to an accident pa the engine room, a cross head hav fang slipped out of place necessitating Ian abrupt silencing of the machinery. For more than half day, the mach- uslsta strove to make the delicate ad- ibstnicnt. exhausting every resource o' ship craft. For a hundred times, at least the vagrant cross head was within a hair's breadth of Its home only to be sent wandering again by a violent lurch of the vessel. Meantime tho passengers pretty well divided their time between au effort to kep them selves from too sudden contact with their surround ings, and the plying of the captain with anxious questions. The atuamw had uoarly hoisted the &imO "not under control" but no othur craft was sfchUd. Finally the pttlcmrt) of the machinists was re warded and the Furnessia. was but a day Iatu in arriving. Shock at Cairo, III. Cairo. III.. Oct. J8. A shyek said' to U ax earthquake wuu Ml at ;.'-'& o'clock Tueuduy ulg'st Tht shnklns lauit about (lie swjwU Its uiutlon Lccauio perceptible us u ahurp shook and gradually dwindled away. It tame fmm south by eouthuaat. liulld- tcx rlurattHl and wluiiowa aud dooisj MORE DEATHS REPORTED. Number of Dead In rhlllpplne Storm Neara Thousand. Manila, Oct. 24. The death roll of the storm In the Cagayan valley Oc tober 13, grows heavier as reports como In. Tho Constabulary of Tugo garo, capital of tho province of Gaga yan report that 500 persons woro drowned there and that all the houses woro destroyed or damaged. The damage to tobacco Is estimated at several million pesos. In tho province of Abra, the con stabulary report hoa'y loss of life and great dnmago to property throughout the province. It Is known that 2CU people wcro drowned and it is said that others were lost. Hundreds of horses and cattle woro drowned In tho Cngavnn valley. Tho constabulary aro cromatlng the dead and the government has dis patched rice to Vlgan to food tho re fugees. Cholera has appeared hi thren towns ot Abra province. BRANDENBURG IS ARRESTED. Alleged Author of Cleveland Letter Was Starting for East. Dayton, O., Oct. 23. Barl B. Bran denburg, the alleged author of the cel ebrated Cleveland letter, wherein the former president Is said to havo fa vored tho electlou of Judge Taft to the presidency, and which epistle was widely published sonic weeks since, was arrested as he wn ubout to board a Big Four train for the -Inst, his des tination being New York. Brandenburg was arrested on a re vest to Chtof of Detectives Wnlte-' iiughes from James McCnfferty, In apeotor of detectives of New Yovi. He readily consumed to accompany tho officers to police headquarters, staling that he had intended to return to New York, having noticed in the Now York newspapers that ho had been indicted in connection with tho Cleveland letter, which Is said to have been spurious. WIND PREVENTS TRIAL8. Count Zeppelin Did Not Mako Tests As Planned. Frledrlchshafen, Oct. 23. Count Zeppelin did not make an ascension Thursday, owing to the strong wind. Ho left suddenly Thursday evening for Berlin in order to attend the court ri honor which is to investigate the facts In connection with his con troversy with Major Gross, conitnan i.er of the army balloon corps, the lat ter having alleged that Count Zeppelin lad adouted an Austrian inventor's Jea for an aluminum alrshlu as his own. Raron Von Hasans, one of the managers ot the Zeppelfn company, will superintend the experimental trips during the count's absence. Cut Wires, Loot House. Newark, N. J., Oct. 31. Three masked men cut the telephone wires outside of tho fine Perkins home at Morrlstowu early Friday entered the house, knocked down one of the three maid servauts, attacked and chocked Mrs. H. W. Miller, a sister of the three Misses Perkins, who were In the house and then ransacked the place. The robbers, who are believed to be the ones who cut the wires and looted the homo ot banker II. D. March in Orange, a few nights ago, obtained at least $2,000 worth of Jewelry In the Perkins house and some money. Strikebreaker Badly Beaten. New York, Oct. 24. William Kauf man. a strikebreaking chauffeur of the New York. Taxlcabcompanywas lured to a lonely section of the Bast side late Friday night, where he was brutally beaten and stabbed ten times. He was taken to Belleville hospital In a serious condition. The assault is charged to a party of thirteen strike sympathizers. An at tempt to And the assailants proved futile. The police think the machine may have been thrown into East river. 8hot Brother to Death. Pittsburg, Oct. 2C Albert Bell, a twelve year old school boy was shot and lustuutly killed by his sixteen year old brother Raymond, while hunting in Wildwood Park lute Satur day afternoon. With tho brothers were thiee other boys, ono of whom, without saylug anything slipped a cartridge Into their only rillo. Later an Raymond playfully pointed the weapon at his brother and pulled tho trigger, the youth sinking to the ground with a bullet in his bruin. One Moro County Dry. Columbus, Ohio., Oct. 23. Coshoc ton county Thursday voted "dry" by a mnjorlty of 594. Twenty-six saloons are affected, all of them in the city of Coshocton, which gave a "wot" majority of 6SC. Fairfield county voted to retfiln saloons by a majority ot U21. To date 33 counties In the state have voted "dry." affecting 871 saloons, and tlve huve voted "vtst." Mob 8urrounda Goorgla Jail. Atlanta, Qa., Oot. 23. A mob sur rounds the Jail at Llluonla threaten-. Ins to burn Charles Mitchell, the no gro vbo killed Deputy Sheriffs Argo aud Peck Sunday, and was enpturod after a tight In a shanty near the scene of the crime. Mltcholl received 16 wounds before captured, but is still alive and will recover for trial unless tho mob carried out Ua threat. i REAR ADMIRAL SPERRY ENDEAR8 HIM8ELF TO THE JAPANESE. ATTENDS FUNERAL OF NODZU The Series of Brilliant Functions Is rouoht to a Close With a Dinner on Doard The Jap Battleship Fugl. Yokohama. Oct. 21. Tho sorlos of the incomunrnlly brilliant functions which have churaotorUed Japan's re ception of tho American bnttloshlp fleet, came to a closo here Friday night with a dinner on the battleship Fugl, the K"sts. of which were cor tit ed to t' e Amo. 1-pn umbassa 'or, rear adtui.als pi. J olecr cHcers. T wan alrto n brilliant reception on !h. battleship Miknsn, to which nil pror't nent Americans here wore Invited wltli tho accompaniments of nn Illumination of the fleet, flro works and torchlight processions from the shore. Rear Admlrnl Sperry endeared him self to tho Japanese people by per sonally attending the funeral of Don- era! Count Nodzu and placing a wrea th on the casket. Lator a luncheon was given at the Bhlba palace and the admiral accompanied by his aides walked from tho palace to the Shim hash! railway station, passing along the Qltfza, tho principle stroot in Tok yo, which was massed with people. ' The admiral was recognized and al most .mobbed by tens of thousands flf enthusiastic people, but everywhere was treated with respect Thousands pcight to shake blm by the hand. and ile ovation lnsted the whole length f tho street. ,.-. p-rj Sperry Deeply Impressed. The stern old admlrnl evidently was' deeply Impressed and at time? topped shaking hands with some in Mduuls who, speaking English, halt ed him for the benefit of qthers. lie admiral said to each "I am deeply Impressed by, tho heartiness and sincerity of your welcome to my self, my officers and man. "I trust that the friendship now formed will last forever and regret the' necessity of nlddlng you farewell." Rear Admiral Sperry was accom panied by Rear Admirals Schroeder and Walnwrlght. who with their aides were kept equally busy exchanging greetings. The party arrived at the Shlmbashl station half an hour before the time set for their doparturc and took re fuge from the pressure of the friendly crowd in the waiting room. Whon tho Japanese oftlcials, who were to ac company the American officers to Yo. kohama arrived. Rear Admiral Sperry was Invited to enter the carriage again for a short drlvoJn order to glvo the people who arrived late an oppor tunity for a final greeting. He consented and wfcon ho appeared bedlam broke loose. HO was driven a short diftftace and returned to the station Along the whole route. h was gifn an ovation such as is 1m' poMlblo to be described in words. She din was simply deafening. Bluejackets Well Behaved. One of the most striking feature of tho week's stay of the Americans In Japan has been the perfect order maintained by the sailors while on shore. Theie have been but few ca.ies of misbehavior, in fact, less than In any places visited during the trip from Hampton Roads. Not a single case of disorderly conduct has occurred on the streets. Death Rather Than Trial. New York, Oct. 23. Rather than face trial for manslaughter in the first degree growing out of a' case ot alleged criminal practice. Dr. Irving J. Cook, a young doctor of this city, drank a dose of a powerful poison and shot himself at the Waldorf Astoria hotel Thursday. Tho man left a sealed letter addressed to his wife, but accompanying It was a terse note In which he asked her "not to take this affair hard." Forest Fires Kill Trout. Mnlone. N. Y., Oct. 23. Sportsmen have J- at discovered that the forest tiros in the Adlront'acks have worked havoc among the trout with irany streams threufihout the burned ipctlan are well ktooked. Thousauds t dead trout have been found lu the I'oHoiub and along the edge of the -.Van's and It Is believed they have been killed by Impurities In the water aused either by ashes or smoke. Gave Life for Dog. Sandusky. Ohio., Oct. 23. Capt. John Robinson of the barge cutter was fellled at Kellep Island Thursday. The tout was docking when a pet dog fell overboard Capt. Robinson Jumped In m the water to save the dog und wa 'might between the vessel and the dock. Refuted to 8ay, Killed, llolyuko. Mass., Oct. 23. Knraged because Cassolda Beaudry, tho young vomau to whom he was engagud ro fusuu to sav whether she would ke:j tier promise to marry him. Arthur Doudrcau, Jr., shot und killed the -Irl Thursday night. He Is in jail. Bulgarian Envoys Fall. Iwondoti. Oct. 23. The Sofia cor respondent of the Afail states that the Hulgarlau envoys to Constantinople are returning to Sofia, their mission having failed. The govornmeut, how river, Is still hopeful of reaching an aireomeuL ii n The Vengeance of Gordon Revell "Quite a numbor of year ago," said Oordon Itovoll. "I left England and , Carter Brown, is the widest known inrglar Of courso, you'vo told your( enmo to Amorlca to accept ft lucratlvo I olght-year-old In tho country to-day. vlfo a hundred times Just what you'd oosltion in my uncle's wholesale Baby Brown wns hurried off to Eu- In If a burglar got Into your house, ' Jowolry hvuso In tho city cf Now r0po Inst winter to escnpo suspocted tavon't you? In tho first year of your York. One 1ny my undo took 'jathor kidnapers, whore ho traveled through narrlod life you kopt your revolvor un man In hf employ, a tall, handsomo I England and tho south of Franco. In lor the pillow, ready for Instant use If follow, wit!t a very captivating man- Paris Mrs. Brown visited her slstor, 'ou could got at It first. Your wlfo nor. Countess d'Osmay (Susan Dressor), sed to tell you how snfe sho folt with "Whon rftrt Anson enmo he pro - son ted untmpeachablo credentials, and It was not long ere ho grow to bo a general favorite. But I nover llkod him from the first, and I hated htm whon he won tho nffoctlons of Vorn Cameron, a girl I loved with passion ate Idolatry and who was wearing a ring I had given her as n pledge of betrothal. One night, she told me. with great tenrs standing In her oyos, that sho had never really loved me that sho had been mistaken that what she had felt for me was only es teem and friendship. "Some days later, Barrett came to me and said, In his usual pleasant manner: t "'Oordon, old follow, you must con gratulate nn.'' "l knew only too well to what he was alluding, and, though a dreadful ' pain convulsed my heart, I maintained . a steady countenance. ; ''onjrratulato you? Why, what has , befauenyour -r--v " w!y,he "Id. with a little laugh. 'I am going to marry Vera Cameron, i and I want you to rejoice in my good fnrinnA ' ' I "Ah'' was all I said u T look hlu n. was ail 1 saiU. as 1 tOOK HIS proffered hand, but ot. t oh. how I hated t.m tUan .n,l . l l -.1 j.. urlvo him of his hanulness! Soon "" lv.t, a.,u MV.n 1UUKCU 1U UU- given me to after that tho means were uu nu. "One night a Jewelry store near to my uncle's establishment was entered by burglars and a largo amount of val uables stolen. My uncle requested that Anson and 1 lodge In tho store for n period of two or three weeks. Anson talked in his sleop, and ono night babied forth words that placed him In my power! my power "Autumn came, and tho day thnt Vera Cameron was to become the bride of Barrett Anson arrived. "The vast room had been emptied of all save Barrett Anson and myself. He was leaning against tho mantel piece, unnwaro of my presence. I ail- vnnced noiselessly, and. laying my hand heavily upon his 'shoulder. I . hissed Into his car "'Barrett Anson, I know you! know you to be an Impostor! I know your past life! I know of tho forgery that sent you to prison; I know all about your escape. But for you, Bar ren Anson, i snouid navo been a happy man to-night. You havo blight- s" w.( . . .h v uv eu my lire, ronbert me or the only Joy 1 ever had, and I swear that the happt- ahd expects her grandson every day. ness that you deprived mo of shall j without fall. never, never be yours! The law shall ; For amusement before going to bed be put upon your track.' Baby Brown may go to tho play room "Anson's face assumed the ashen ai't m-t up his Imrorted moving pic hue of death. He trembled In every "lire3- This about comprises the child"s limb. i daily nui'lno If It varies. It is only In ''For God's snke, Gordon.' he sup- ! non-fssentlu's If he-'ntmnds church plicated, 'have mercyt Give .me a "Ml "t" rnclhcr ou Sunday, he is ac chance. For her sakq." jioinpanled by the nurse aud watch- "'No!' I Bald, relentless. 'It is too nan ,,Bt thfr Ba,nK 'MrJ- Urown's in lae .'tructloii.i are "Never take your eyes "He looked at me pitifully. Then ! "a Ji'hu,,y. ' cat. never tell whut strode from tho room, muttering: i ,u,Sht bappsn." Those servant worn '"Heaven have pity on us havo pity on ua!' "A falntness came over me, and I stood I know not how long until aroused by people entering and call lng loudly for Anson. He could not be found, and the train would start within 20 minutes. All was excite- mnnt In tha m trlut r9 utli InK t hahiia fr entered and advancing to Vera Cam- eron-now Vera Anson-handed her a note. She hastily tore It open, read, and, swaying to and fro, before as- slstance couiu reach her, fell, with a low cry, heavily to the floor. "In a few moments sho lay a corpse, where she had lately stood a happy bride! "I hastily picked up the note which had fallen from her band, and read: " 'I am going heaven only knows whero. My life Is ruined. Do not seek me. Good-bye. . BARRETT.' "One winter's morning as I turned tho corner of the little church Into the cemetery I was startled to see a man lying upon Vera's grave. It was Bar rett Anson, dead! He had found peace. "The revenge I took upon my enemy was terrible, but that which I wreaked upon myself was much mora so. I pray for the end." 8urgery in China. The Royol College of Suiueons and Physlelans lu Lumlou haB Just re ceived a queer gift for Its museum nothing less than a collection of path ological specimens from Upper Egypt. Some months ago several cemeteries wece discovered, apparently centuries old, and the skeletons were found to be so perfectly preserved by reason ot the careful burial us well us of the pe culiar climate that It was quite pos sible to observe what means hud beeu used for setting bioken bones, and what bone diseases were most com mon. Noarly 400 specimens showed the surgical methods In us C.OOO years before Cbiist, and gave proof of a very thorough knowledge of several principles still In use to-day. There are two examples or splints used for fracture of the forearm, the bouws coming from tho most ancient tombs. These specimens are said to be the oldest in existence, and their dla covcu; interests medical men. HEIR TO GREAT FORTUNE. "Baby" Brown Objects to Title Be stowed on Him In Infanoy. Newport, R. I. Young John Nicho las Brown, tho 10.000,000 "Baby" Brown nnd tho prospective heir to sev eral millions moro as his fathor's Bi,are rr0m his grandmother. Mrs. John 1 and thero Bnby Brown played with his John Nicholas Brown, a" Itttln AAttaln n.ft. Km Ihm. ..... vtla.l ' """'" """ v"c '""s '.' b . nporanttn Mjirln Valentin VU. .,, 7nan - - "," i . " nnnnrnna t'Ajmsnr T1a little aIIhm ' ."""-" ..wo...-. ic nun iri.uw .,- l. ,. til ,,ll ,ao. V" ,u "v. """"". '" ,B UI,,,J' "l fnfon "nd ,n " Champs Llysees of Paris. A great change has come M.. ,,i. r, ...i.t.,.. .l . . iu. u, uir, ,, ,wv' IUi liu IL-UIUB IIIIUBUIL 11U lUllCr "Baby" Brown, but Master Nicholas Brown. This summer he is decked out In silk knickerbockers, patent leather tics, sack coat. Buster Drown collar, red necktie, light colored Eng ' i" To Carries a walking stick and , "P , .f ar"e" a WIUk,nS H,lcK. R"d lish walking top coat, and with this Is attended always by a nurse nnd a private detective. His dully life is somewhat method ical, for Mrs. Brown wants her son to bo well and strong, and as ono of the means toward that end he has to dispose of a quart of cream dally. ! In tho course of the day ho has four i meals, but not heavy ones. He has luncheon with his French nurse, and for a boy with so many millions ho Is a Blmple one. such as soup, fish and fruit. He takes dinner with his moth- er. Each forenoon tho lad goes horse- back riding with two mountvd attend- ants, ono on either side. In the after - nnnn h Hriva f .mi ,i.i. 1,1. .x, w..v, ui.wu uu ."'!', "an uuv, aiuwaa av u uu w MUUUU r 1 L tl MIO 1 uother, who after first calling upon his grandmother, who is very feeble uu unuii :uuiiiaiu mui me cuniiuutii watching of Johnny is tirosome, but :t has to be done. BRIDE OF WIN3TON CHURCHILL. M'C Hox,eJ!: ??COm" Y"fe of Enll,h Mm" win""fl ( LlLo"!T?.?TTh& "e. ?' W'n"1.0" p - """3'"". l prwum-m. . ioe uruisn Mrs. Winston Churchill. board of trade, who was Miss Clemen tine Hozier, is a daughter of tho late Sir Heury Hozlof, who, after a distin guished military career, became secre- tnrv nt Lloyd's mnil TjiHv Tllnnchn Hoxler. She Is a clever musician, and speaks hair a dozen languages. Among her cousins 1b tho earl of Alrlle-. Mr. Winston Churchill's woddlug makes the fourth ministerial England within a year. marriage In Immense Artificial Lake; The men of Gatum fake (Punuuia canal) will be 1G4.23 square miles, and the normal level of the surface of the lake will be 85 feet above the vea. The datum duiu will be practically a mile and a half long, halt a inUewlde at tho base, with Its crest 135 feet abave moan tide, and the top Uitokaess ot the ditt. will bu 80 tot. JEW. I NtSKSmjlVE nutvf . i w 'amiui mMmmi bltm ml wBS Ml I, ml! ... I. . 3 BRAVE MR. BLIFKIN His Wlfo Hoard a Nolae Llko a Burglar. This Is tho truthful story of Bllfkln's moh a big, bravo protector, didn't sho? nd all tho tlmo she was vowing that, muu never nwaKen you ir a ourgiarj lid como, because sho wouldn't want ior big brown-eyed boy to got shot and ill mussed up. And you used to tell' ler how you'd pile out of bed and uiiup some one full ot 3S's If they sutorcd that houso without ringing, lldn't you? Oo on, now, you know ' ,'uu did. But after a whllo you put .ho revolver In tho bureau drawer ind finally in tho medicine closet In' :he bathroom, on tho top shelf, whero 3iuy llttlo hands couldn't reach II. So ltd Illlfklii. j It happened last Sunday night, or. -ather Suuday morning. Bllfkln had worked late, as he always docs at tho week's end, no that ho was sleeping ipuudly at threo o'clock when hit wife gently pushed him In the sldo. Jim," Mrs. Bllfkln whtsporcd, "I'm riulte sura that somo one's down stairs. I've been listening for five mln utes and I can't go to sleop." ' t Bllfkln was awake In an Instant. , Nearly sloven years tbeyM boon mar rTocT. and In all ihat tlmo his wlfa' . i-rer mm uwuiteneu mm in wini -nay. III. tVllMrn'a mv ininr' t,n vtVilanfti-ait I ...... - - "vvneros m ..... Tt. ..., w. fLu , uu n,liulbl.ll, medicine closoL" was the ro.. - - -- - .- ' ' . " ' H.'- .... jsl- -T-" "- O-.tf ! . "' -, -f 7 4fT I -Wonder you didn't put it lip In thO atlfc or down ,n ,ho ,c0 b .. D,fkj. rMH,d tryIns not t0 ow ,niDaUcnC0. 'A b'Tglnr might steal tho piano or, snsslnato tho whole family whllo I i':k that gun out of tho bottles." Don't go, Jim." Mrs. Bllfkln plead-, -d. utmost In tears. "You might gut hurL" What'd you wnko mo for?" Bllfkln KVQ- "" CXpCOt D1 t0 Wrlt. lo thal ,rBjarf do y0r nnd n8k h(m' to please go away?" By this tlmo Bllfkln was angry. He rose and, followed by his wife, wont to the medicine closet and got tho re volver. Tho stairs creaked loudly as he walked down them and for once he Mossed tho careless carpenters bo- I cau,30 onZ "lal "", ". - "'peeling burglar would escape hnnplMi that naima Atthnf'Irtut'MVit hearing that nolso. At that Instant , Mr8, ",,rkln, Paed button that , , .., ,!!.. I II.. I ,u" u" " r ";"? "K"ia " ,lu" , eptlon halL Hllfkln nearly fell. I . ,. .. ,.v 1 , F'";" h", BTed' J" raUttl Ve 'red this burglar couldn't see mo.. - .. 4 -.41. Jll .. 1L . t VT , ,7 .... B .. . .. Unmistakably somo one was moving In the dining room or the den, beyond. Mrs. Bllfkln. in white, stood trem bling on the first stair landing. Bllf kln passed bravely into the parlor and, thinking to give the man tlmo to get away, be steppsd into a corner and pressed a switch that flooded tho dining room with light. Thank goodness, there was no one there anyway, but Bllfkln's holrt al most stopped beating when he noticed that for tho first tlmo In his memory the curtains that bung at the entrance to the den were pulled together In tho alcove and, yes, he was not mlslakou, ono curtain moved. The heavy burlap extended a few Inches toward him as if some one woro holding something pointed against it it was a torriblo moment for Bllfkln, j He was so fascinated by the spectacle of that Curtain moving It did movo nih1 ho. .LZ had a weapon In his right hand. The thoughts that flushed through his mind thou. In a brief period of lucidity, wero thoughts that made Mrs. Bllfkln weop later ou. He knew that If he pulled those curtains apart the burglar would shoot him. lu a cold and passinuless sort of way, the way meu aro suld to foel arter tho first fe shots In a buttle, ho found himself wondering where tho bullet would enter and whether ho would bo killed outright or only wounded, to dlo afterward, In a lies pltal. Ho thought about his life In surance. He even thought about wVri he probably would full when struck; very likely ho would crash against tho ' china closet and tho crash would bring Margery, Mrs. Dlltklns, scream- ' lng Into the room. He liked that word "crash." After the worst was over and tho burglar had escaped, Bllfkln thought, his wife would call up the pollco sta tion and in 20 or 30 minutes the police ambulance would como ringing Its boll us a warning to tho burglar to go away If be still lingered In the yard. It doesn't take long to think that many thoughts. It took Bllfkln only a moment und then, forgetting every thing except that a man was hiding In the dun. he strode ucross the room nd pulled tho curtulUB apart! Sllencol Nu shot! No screams! No crash! Only a puff of wind, through an open window, that threw a heavy wjn- dow curtain against tho baby buggy and oauseu u u rou uacawura a row Inches till It met the portlores. Only a vagiant wind tluough a window left , open by a curuloss girl. llllfkla j laughed us ho closed It. "What Is It, Jim?" Mrs. Bllfkln cried, alarmed by tho nolso of the fall ing sash. "It's our llnjt burglar scare," Bllfkln replied sheepishly. "I ntrror folt so queerly In my Ufa. Now If thore'd beeu a niau Usulad tbutut curtulna." i4 1 A :'" imMi'