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B n The Minister's Wife By MRS. HENRY WOOD CHAPTER XXI.— (Continued.) "Everard Wilmot," repeated Cyras, in surprise. "He was over in Wellington, where I did make his acquaintance. What's more, 1 was able to render him a service, which I know he has not for gotten to this day." "What was it?" "Don't ask me, Charley, for I can't tell you. If Gertrude has chosen him she has done well." "There's nothing certain about it yet, I fancy. Only, a hint was whispered to me that—Cyras !" burst out Charles, as an idea flashed across him. "It was you who came to my rooms here the night be fore last ! It was you who pilfered the key from my old laundress." Cyras nodded. "I took the key from her hand, and let myself in with it." "But you need not have played up Old Harry with them, Cyras ; turned the draw ers inside out, and ornamented the blot ting pad to the bishop of Denham's pious horror and my own confusion." "The blotting pad ! Oh, I left that as a memento of my visit ; I had no card case with me," laughed Cyras. "And for the drawers, I had only a fancy, Charley, for seeing what you kept in your lockers." "You know the bishop of Denham?" "I ought to do so. He used to read me lectures an hour long. I remember he once told my father that he ought to keep over me the severe rod of correc tion." "Well, he was here the next morning early, and in all innocence 1 gave him the blotting pad to use. You may, per haps, fancy his looks, and his opinion of me, when those sketches met his outraged eyes." Charles thought his brother never would cease laughing. It was the best joke, he declared, that he had heard for many a day. "But there are other things, Cyras," Charles resumed, "and they are not trifles. You have been forging my name to a bill." All the mirth In the elder's face gave place to astonishment, name to a bill !" he exclaimed. "Forged your "I declare most solemnly that I have never done any thing of the kind, Charley. You may put down as much folly to me as you will ; but—forgery I You are dreaming, lad." "You bought a lot of jewelry from a man named White," continued Charles, who, of course, was no longer at any loss to know who had so mysteriously personated him. "You paid him by a bill purporting to be accepted by me. And you-" "But the bill's not due !" hastily inter rupted Cyras, lifting his head in surprise. "It was due a day or two ago, and-" "I made no memorandum of the date. How time flies !" "But why did you attach my name to it?" "I signed it with my own name, 'C. Baumgarten.' I made it payable here, for I had no settled address in London, with nil of you out of it, north, south, east and west. That bill due ! They didn't bring it to you, did they?" "Of course they brought It to me, be lieving it was mine. And I disowned it, and it's not paid yet ; and there's I don't know what work about it. It was a pret ty close Imitation of my handwriting. Cy." "It was my own handwriting, and no imitation of any one else's. I wrote my name as 1 always do, and always have done. As we are alike in person, Charles, eo we are in writing. You know it." "Yoi\ have given me little opportunity of knowing it of late," was the reply. "It must be months since you wrote to me, Cyras." "I've made your letters to me do duty for both of us," returned the free-and easy Cyras ; "and have sent you one of our splendid newspapers in return. 1 have no end of business letters to write now, besides looking after the shipping ; eo that when the day comes to an end I don't care to set to work again." "You seem to have taken quite a busi ness turn," remarked Charles, only half believing in his brother's industry. "I took that a long time ago. It's a positive fact, Charley. They are going to give me a share in the concern." "And what about this bill, Cyras?" "Oh, I'll see to it," said Cyras, airily. "Don't let it bother your head, lad." "Have you any more bills out, Cyras?" "One more." "And made payable here?" Cyras nodded. "And what is the amount?" "Can't remember. A hundred pounds or so. It's a Bond street tailor. I was obliged to have a regular rig-out. Colo nial tailors don't do for London." Charles Baumgarten recalled a rumor he had heard about a month before—that whispered inquiries were being made as to his finances. "Cyras, do you want to ruin me?" ho cried, In a startled tone. "I must take up these bills if you do not." "Take up the bills !" echoed Cyras. "What for? You did not accept them." "But the people think I did." "Rubbish ! Let them think what they like. I'll go with you to the parties and show myself, and convince them of their error. Charley, lad, what a long face yon are drawing! Just as you used to do when we were young boys and I led you into a scrape. Didn't 1 always get you out of it then? And I'll get you out of tl.-s. In fact, you are not In It." 'How will you get me out of it?" "By paying the bills myself. I'll set we all up before leaving England." "Why not pay at once?" "Can't," lightly returned Cyras. "Money runs away over here : it simply melts in Paris. I brought about three hundred pounds with me, and it's all I've telegraphed out to old Brice gone, to send me more." "Why did you not pay the jeweler at the time you bought his goods?" "The bill came to so much more than I had thought for and I hadn't enough in my pocket. Oh, it's all right, old fel low." "And, pray, Cyras, if I may put so bold a question, for whom were all those pretty things bought?" "For one and another. Some for Gertrude, out to Wellington." "Then you will go with me to these people about the bills, Cyras—the jeweler and the tailor?" resumed Charles, after a pause. "I'll go now, if you like, to let you in for mine." Some for ray Some to send self. I don't want annoyance, brother ''You have let me in for a good deal of that already, Cyras. Were you at the Haymarket two or three nights ago?" "Yes." "And there you were taken for me. Who was the lady? London the next day that I had been there in suspicious company." "What a joke !" exclaimed Cyras. "I knew I was being taken for you, Char ley," laughed Cyras, carelessly. "Some fellows nodded to me, and one or two spoke, and I nodded back again and kept up the jest," "A sorry jest for me, Cyras. It was half over I was engaged to be married—to Mary Dyne vor." "I'm uncommonly glad to hear it," cried Cyras, stretching out his hand to grasp his brother's, nicest of all the younger girls; us nice as Cyrilla." "I said I was engaged, Cyras, broken off now. me, with some one I had no business to be with ; and she went home and told the snbdcan. The next time I called in Eaton Place he turned me out of- doors, and bade me think no more of his daughter." "Mary was the It is Old Miss Dynevor saw as she thought, at the Haymarket CHAPTER XXII. Cyras suddenly became serious. "This has gone further than I intended," he cried. "All my life I have been getting myself or others into scrapes, and I sup pose I shall do so to the end of the chap ter. And the best and the worst of it is that I. generally manage to come out in worse colors than I deserve ; as on this occasion." Charles looked up. "Have they been traducing you as well as me?" he asked. "The lady I treated to the theater was no other than Mrs. Carrington, as good a woman as ever lived, although, as Tony Lumpkin would say, her cheeks are as broad and red ns a pulpit cushion. But it is all genuine color, Charley, just she herself is a genuine woman. "What brought you there alone with her?' 'asked Charles. as "That I was with her alone was an ac cident," answered Cyras. "1 treated them to the Haymarket, and took three of the best seats. At the last moment, just as we were about to start in the cab, Car rington's old father came in to spend the evening, and he had to remain with him." "1 think you were imprudent, to say the least of it," laughed Charles. "The lady was wonderfully got up, I was told." "Like all born colonists, she is fond of any amount of fans and feathers," re turned Cyras. "It was her first intro duction to a London theater, and a great occasion to her, and she put on all her war paint accordingly. But of other paint she had none, Charley ; she is too honest and good for that." "Where are the Caringtons staying?" "With his brother. He's a widower, and lives at a pretty bouse, up Chelsea way. Decent, intelligent people, Charley ; though, of course, not up to your mark." "And where are you staying, Cyras?" "II You may well ask it. Finding no home open to me on landing, the first individual I dropped upon, after leaving the ship at the docks, was Harry Brice. He is in Somerset House, you know ; get ting on, too ; and was bound that morn ing on some expedition to the customs. He told me you were on circuit ; thought the mother and Gertrude were at Avon, and said I must come to them at Norwood. Down I went. But Norwood's out of the way for a fellow who wants to knock about town, and I came back to a hotel. Then I went to Paris with Tom Howard. And here I am back again. And now you know all, Charley." "Quite enough, too," laughed Charley. And Cyras "We'll go to White's now." agreed with alacrity. The jeweler's shop was lighted when they reached it. Mr. White and his sistant were both in it. Charles walked forward ; Cyras held back a moment. "I hear that bill is protested, Mr. White," began Charles. "Yes, sir, or about to be," answered the jeweler. "And I must say 1 am sur prised that a gentleman like yourself should allow things to come t* such a pass. If it were not convenient to to pay it now, you might have renewed as you it." "I tell you ngiin. ns I toll you be fore, that the bill is none of mine," slid Charles. "1 never bought the articles." Cyras walked forward and stood beside his brother. "Look at this gentleman," said Charles Banmgarten. The jeweler gazed in amazement, now at one. now at the other. "What does it mean?" he cried at last. "Who are you, sir?" turning to Cyras. "Well," cried Cyras, who looked upon the whole matter as an excellent joke ; "don't you know me again?" "You must be twins !" exclaimed the perplexed man. "Not at all," said Cyras. "We are brothers, but not twins. I'm two years older than Mr. Charles Baumgarteu." "Sir," said the jeweler, turning to Charles, "allow me to ask why you did not explain to me that you had a brother who bore to you so remarkable a like ness? It might have solved the mystery." "Because I never thought of him at all in the matter ; I did not know he was in England. Of course, Mr. White, you now exonerate me." "As if every one did not !" exclaimed Cyras. arisen from my careless habits, onists are proverbially careless, you know. Making no memorandum of the date, 1 did not know the bill was due. 1 have been spending most of the interval in Paris, where time flies, one forgets how quickly. It will be all right now, and your bill will get paid without your troubling to protest it." They next called upon the holders of the bill, the Messrs. Jephson, who in their turn were equally surprised ; the elder cynically remarking they might have had the wit to know that Cyras was at the bottom of the mischief. And then they went back to Pump Court, when Charles had ordered a substantial supper for Cyras' benefit. Then Cyras grow confidential. He spoke of a certain fair daughter of Mr. Jansen, the second partner of the New Zealand house. She and Cyras were privately engaged : and he declared that if he could only win her he should throw carelessness to the winds and become as steady as Old Time. "Her mother, a well born English wom an, favors it," observed Cyras, thinks there must be any amount of lat ent good in a dean's son. Mr. Jansen op poses it ; not that he objects to me per sonally, but on the score of my want of prospects. lie told mo point-blank that he would give her to me were I able to become a partner in the firm." "The difficulty is money, I suppose, Cyras?" "Just so. Four thousand pounds. They would give me a small share in it for that sum." 'And you have not got it?" "I have never saved anything." "And what of the young lady herself?" "I only wish it rested with her !" an swered Cyras. "She would soon be mine. Ah, Charley, if I could only encompass that partnership, it would steady me for life. If I have to part from her—well, I don't think 1 should care what went with me, or what the end was—perhaps ruin." Charles was silent. He remembered how passionately he and Cyras had loved each other as boys, although Cyras did put upon him and tyrannize over him ; and he asked himself whether he should give up his own marriage for a time, and save his brother. He had about two thou sand pounds put by ; part of it he had saved by degrees, part had come to him by a recent legacy. If he gave that to Cyras, his own marriage must be delayed, but he knew Mary would wait for him. It would be a grievous disappointment to both of them, but should disappointment be placed in comparison with his friend less brother's welfare—his welfare in this world, and, it might be, in that to come? The other two thousand would no doubt be managed among them—possibly by Lord Avon. "You have not told me her name, Cyras." "Anna. Anna Jansen. To me the pret tiest name in the world. Ah, Charley, if you only knew her !" (To be continued.) "The trouble, Mr. White, has We col "She When spoons become discolored from Old Meat Hill. Of course there is nothing new un der the sun, and history must be more or less parrot-iike ; yet it is a blow to find that we are not originating any thing, even in our Investigations of current abuses. The Stute Historian of New York, in compiling some records, recently brought to light some amend ments to law's, confirmed at "ye General Court of assizes held In New Yorke, beginning on ye 5tb & ending on ye 8tb day of October, 1670." The follow ing catches the eye; "Whereas, divers Complaints have been made of the great abuse of bring ing dead hoggs & Porke into this city & it not being discernible how long they have been Kill'd by reason they are too often brought frozen, so not capa ble of being preserved by Salt which tends much to ye dlsrcputacon of that Commodity when sent abroad, and ye Merchants w'ho Export it into Warmer Climates, for ye reasons aforesaid it Is Ordered, That henceforth no hogg or hoggs'shall be brought dead to this place either for sale or payment of Debts, except it shall be in cask w T ell Salted & Packt according to ye Law, otherwise smoak't or dryed of which all persons are to take Notice, ns they will answer ye contrary at their Per rllls." When we attempt to outdo our re doubtable ancestors, we do it, it ap pears, at our ow'n "Perrllls" of dead failure. A: The Millionaire*» Offense. ''That millionaire yonder has cheated me out of a fortune." "How? Wouldn't he let you marry his daughter?" "Worse than that. He never had a daughter." eggs scour them with fine table salt, This will remove the discoloration, which U caused by tbe sulphur in the eggs. G. N. WRECK IN NORTH DAKOTA St. Paul, April 16. — Running at a speed of 40 miles an hour on a straight track, the Great Northern westbound Oriental Limited, which left here for Pacific coast points Sunday morning, was derailed at 1:16 o'clock Monday morning at Bartlett, N. D. Five per sona were killed and a score or more injured, some of them seriously. After t e wreck the gas tank exploded and the train took fire, seven passenger coaches being destroyed, the sleeper and observation car escaping the flames. There is some evidence that the rails had been tampered with. Officials of the road say that the rack in the vicin ity had been in apparently first-class condition and they were unable to ac count for the wreck on any other theory than that it was the deliberate attempt of miscreants to wreck the train. It is the worst wreck that ever oc curred in North Dakota. The oars comprising the train were destroyed with two exceptions. All the cars left the track. Many thrilling escapes ar reported and numerous acts of heroism are told by survivors. The engine lies across the line dividing Nelson and Ramsey counties. The mail car passed the engine and burned in Ramsey conn ty. Mail Clerk Jones of Grand Forks was killed, but his body was taken from the car by Mail Clerk Fodness, who himself was badly burned about the head. The oars went over a 10 foot embankment. The explosion was herad a distance of four miles. The uninjured worked heroically to rescue the imprisoned and it is thought all but three were removed. Those killed were in the front part of the smoker, which was telescoped by te express car in front of it. MINING NEWS. The Sullivan mine, near Marysville, B. C., has, according to a reliable re port, enough of an ore reserve in sight to pay off all the outstanding bonds, and still yield the stockholders about $260,000 in dividends, according to the present rate of profit and the current prices of silver and lead. The smelter handles about 1000 tons of ore a month. A tunnel that will be driven from 1100 to 1200 feet has been started on the property of the Plant & Callahan Mining company, near Ruby, in the Okanogan. The mountain is very steep and the tunnel will gain foot for foot in depth. The portal of the tunnel is about 150 feet above the bed of the creek. A four foot ledge, rich in gold, and carrying about 4 per cent copper as well, has been cut at a depth of 150 feet in the Modoc property in British Columbia, a group of claims about five miles north of Franklin camp. The strike was made at the end of a 376 foot tunnel. The Modoc group is the property of Vancouver people. There is much of the romantic in the history of Calumet & Hecla, the rich est mine ever opened on the globe, a mine that up to January 1, 1906, had paid dividends of $92,860,000 on a cap ital stock of $2,500,000. Long before Columbus came across the sea to dis cover a new continent the Indians knew of the wonderful deposits of copper on the shores of Lake Superior. George Schultz reports the strike of a seven foot ledge of rich free mill ing gold on his property on Ameri can ridge, a mountain spur between Buffalo Hump and Salmon river. No assays have yet been made, but all of the ore pans liberally in gold. The ledge was cut at a depth approximately 230 feet, Mr. Schultz having himself driven a tunnel more than 400 feet into the hill. Another strike is reported from the Nabob mine on Pine creek, near Ward ner. The east drift at the 100 foot level has broken into a solid breast of galena that assays even higher in lead and silver than does the ore in the west drift or in the upraise. A rich strike has been made near the Hattie mine in Nespelem camp, on a property owned by Mr. White, the original owner of the Hattie mine, which has since passed to a New England syndicate. The ore from the newly found ore body, the width of which has not been proven, assays from $200 a ton to nearly $400. Picked samples have yielded assays as high as $72 in gold and nearly 500 ounces of silver to the ton. Brussels—The chamber of deputies has adopted a measure fixing the hours of labor in mines by 94 votes to 32, after which M. De Smet de Nayer, the premier, announced that the cabinet, being unable to command a majority In the house, had decided to resign. Notices for a strike of all of the em ployes of the colliereis of the Crows Nest district have been pos'ed at Fer ule and Michel. It is said that owing to the existing coal shortage, the O. P R. would be seriously han.( er. d in op crating befoio the week's cud The business situation is st rions all around. Every industry will f wl i he effects and already there is talk of Hiritaiiug c m pnlsory arbitration ol strikes ai mg the' New Zealand plan. SPORTING NOTES. The Trolley league directors held a short meeting recently. The four clubs in the league, Rosalia. Palouse, Moscow and Colfax, were all represent ed and E. H. Rothrock, president of the league, presided. The forfeit money for each club, to bind it to finish the season and obey the league rules, $100, must be up by Tuesday, April 16. All league umpires will be local men ap pointed. by the local club. The umpire may fine a player $5 for refractory conduct and the second offense puts a player out of the game, for which an additional fine of $5 must be im posed by the president. Any club proven guilty of paying its players' fines will be fined $25. The opening of the season will bo postponed one week, till April 21. Berkeley—The University of Calif ornia field athletes won the meeet re cently from the University of South ern California (Los Angeles) by a score of 83 to 33. Richardson of the Southern California team was the in dividual star of the day with a total of 13 Vè points. Its up to Terry McGovern, having been released from the sanitarium In Connecticut, where he was sent last December, to cut out the booze now. Harry Lewis and Joe Gans have finally signed. As they only want the purse to be $20,000, all that is likely to come of the affair is some free adver tising. Jockey Hogg had his left leg frac tured by being jammed against the fence in the strech at the New Orleans track. He pluckily kept on to the finish. Then he fainted. The Southern Gold association tour nament will be held at Atlanta, June 4 to 8. Harry Hillman, crack runner and hurdler of the New York Athletic club, sets a new world's mark for the 220 yard low hurdles, of 26 4-5 seconds. Jockey Tod Sloan, who once had an income of $100,000 a year, now has to skimp along on $50 a week. To develop future baseball players, and incidentally to increase baseball receipts, the Connecticut league clubs will admit boys to the bleachers free once each week. Movement afoot to bar Muggsy Mc Graw from all southern ball fields. While preparing the can for John J., it should be remembered he is always hustling to win, and you don't hear of him doing anything dishonest Barney Dreyfuss says the Pirates have the best twirling staff in the Na tional, possibly barring the Cubs. Before IJie largest crowd that ever saw an athletic contest of any kind, professional or amateur, at the Spo kane Amateur Athletic club, the Spo kane representatives captured two out of three events from the athletes of Multnomah Athletic club, Portland, Friday night. Frederick Pabst, a millionaire brew er, and Mrs. Leon Barnickel, wife of a well known athletic instructor, were seriously hurt recently in an automo bile accident at Milwaukee. At Los Angeles recently Jimmy Burns beat "Cyclone" Thompson in 20 rounds, gaining a decision on points. Burns proved the superior boxer. Freddy Weeks, the speedy little pro tege of Marius Durand of Cripple Creek, by his victory over Harry Ba ker in the six-round bout at Philadel phia, has sprung from a comparative unknown to the front as a promising young champion, and is now slated on the books of eastern critics as the next logical opponent of Abe Attell. Unless the University of Michigan athletic team conforms to the rules of the conference of college athletics that college will be debarred from par ticipating in the events of the old big nine schools. The first annual track meet between the University of Idaho freshmen and the Washington State college fresh men, which was held on the state col lege athletic grounds Saturday after noon, resulted in a victory for Idaho by the score of 49 to 72 points. The time caught in the 100-yard dash was 10 seconds flat, Myers of Idaho win ning. Stanford university won the first game of its intercollegiate series with the University of California Saturday by the score of 1 to 0. The Olympic club track team of San Francisco defeated Stanford university track team Saturday by 63 1-3 to 58 2-3. Two Coast records were broken, Cheek in the 220 yard hurdles, 25 flat, and Glarner in the half mile run, 1:58 3-6. Fred Beeil defeated William Demet rlal at the Chicago Athletic associa tion Saturday night easily. For Simplified Timetables, Russia is experimenting with the 24 hour time system, the hours being numbered consecutively from 1 to 24, Instead of for two periods of 12 hours. Beer Closes Station. Churches Ferry, N. D.—Judge Cowan of Devils Lake directs that the sta tion of the Great Northern road here be closed for a year because a dray man used it for storing beer, thus vio lating the state prohibitory law. The drayman was fined $250 and sentenced to 90 days in jail. The costs were tax ed against the Great Northern. The minister of railways has decided that the summer timetables for the railroads to Moscow be printed in the new system.