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ByCOULSON KERNAHAN Anthsr »I "Ctpfiin Shannon," "A Book of Strange Sins," "A Dead Man's Diary," Etc. Cepyrfgh», 189 g, by Herbert S. Stone 4 Co. CHAPTER VII.—Co.vtim ku. • ■ Number Two was speaking. "Com3, hurry up with those tools," he was saying. "The police are pretty sure to keep an eye upon the place still. The * only wonder is that they haven't left some one in charge. Good God! what's that?" And then I beard another «ad a deeper voice— "Move a step, either of you, and I - lire. They have left some one in charge. Will you surrender quietly or shall—" The next instant there was the re port of firearms, followed by a scuffling noise and a cry. I waited to hear no more. "I'm better out of this than in it, and for several reasons," I said to myself. ' "My explanation wouldn't satisfy either side, if i were called upon to malte it. If the Syndicate of Scoun drels gets to know I've been playing the spy on them, there would be an . other vacancy iii the council, for the , villains would never rest till they'd poisoned, or drowned, or knifed, or I, t. dynämited me. And I don't know that — I should find myself altogether popular With the pollîe if I had to tell them - my story. Besides which, they mightn't believe it, and, for all 1 know, i might find myself in t,he dock along with the other two. So I'll leave you to - settle your little difference among yAjirseives. gentlemen." *' One can think in three seconds what cannot he written down in thirty. The - report of the pistol was still ringing , in my jars as I opened the door, and, stepping cut, walked away at a pace Which, though it was not so rapid as to attract notice, was, 1 can promise you, • ' smart. Very clad I was loo when 1 had turned tlm corner of the square, fiut it was not until 1 found myself in , a crojvde'd thoroughfare, and 1 Jjnew ■ that i JJad pul a good 500 yards between 'myself and the place, that 1 began to . slacken. The evening papers # had no more eager reader than 1 that night, and it was ivith no littlh consternation that I saw the following announcement in a late edition: "A tragic discovery, was made this afternoon at. 89 Fassett Square, Dais ton, "the house in which a quantity of igdJ'naijiUe was recently discovered by r\-V' police. Constable X24 noticed fatten «passing on his round that the LnS'P door was open, and on entering anfi searching the premises, he discov ered in the cellar the dead body of the policeman who had been left in . charge. The unfortunate man had . , been stabbed t» the heart, but by whom /[>' there was no evidence to show, but that a struggle had taken place was clear from the fact, that a revolver, one chamber .of which had been discharged, %,-;•> amt. which has been identified as his property, was found lying beside him. \ V is, however, supposed that the crime 'J .was committed by some member, or members, of the gang by whom Ihe dy namite had been concealed on the premises, and that they had revisited the house, not knowing that the police . had left anyone in charge." — And in the "Stop Prjiss" space in Ihe paper, which is devoted to late news, I found the following—to me— . extremely significant announcement: — "The police refuse to give any par ticulars in regard to the sensational murder of a policeman at Fassett Square, Dalston. Our representative, .however, succeeded this afternoon in obtaining a short interview with the wife of the murdered man, who has informed him of a curious circumstance • in connection with the case. This is that an empty beer barrel, which was 'lying in the cellar where the body was . lottnd, had been very carefully taken .'to pieces, and this she is confident was '» ■not done by her husband, who she as sured our representative had no tools _ on the premises by which the work ' - could have been accnnfplishcd." "This is bad news!" 1 said to my self' as I laid down the paper. "The scoundrels have not only got clean , nmv. tut they have evidently accom plished the object of their visit, and succeeded in taking fhe dynamite with them, it makes me fçel very un comfortable about the whole business; ■ although even If T had gone down to ' the cellar I should not have been in -time to saver the poor fellow's life; and after all. if the police don't take proper steps to guard premises which they . are in charge of. It's their affair, not mine. "But now that I ^now the Scoundrels have got possession of the dynamite, and that they intend>o use it in blow ' ing up Lord Cranmorpe's house, will make it my business to see that they don't do anything of the sort; and, knowing what I do of them and their plans, I think 1 shall succeed, . though I fancy I'm setting myself a risky job." Ï : 4. ? * I CHAPTER VIII* 4 I BECOME A PAVEMENT ARTIST. As the council was to meet again in seven days, the probabilities Were that Number Two would take no further action until he had had an opportunity of consulting his colleagues. But I knew him to he a consequen tial personage, ever ready to act on his _• own responsibility; and what wax ' more likely than that so ambitious a man should go further than his in structions, and seek to strengthen his position as a candidate for the chieftainship by 3ome master stroke which would eotffound and astonish his colleagues? If ■ at the forthcoming meeting he could inform the council that not only had he performed the task entrusted to him, and had ob tained possession of the dynamite, but that he had ae.tuaily .put the explosive to the use for which it was intended, and had blown up the house of the of fending nobleman, his zeal in the cause could not fail to win the com mendation of the'executive. In view of such a contingency, I deemed it wise to keep an unwinking watch upon the condemned house; and 1 did not think I could beiter effect my purpose then by buying out.« the bus iness. good-will and stock-in-trade, of »•"pavement arils.who had installed himself not far frua Lord Cranthorpe's residence, but on the other side of the way. Plantagenet Square consisted of a circular space, laid out in grass plots and gravel paths, and bordered by trees I and shrubs. The whole was framed in ! by four rows of solidly built, but ex | ceedingly English looking and ugly I houses, which constituted the "Square." ■ the central enclosure being surrounded I by high iron railings, that had a broad pavement running around them. Here it was that the artist in question, by dint of much chalking and finger smearing, had succeeded in producing a highly-finished picture of a purple laced and apoplectic-looking person in widow's weeds, which bore the loyal and not unnecessary legend, "God save the Queen." Much as this portrait of Her Majesty was admired by patriotic passers, the most critical were of the opinion that, ns a likeness, it was not quite up to the level of a portrait of a mackerel, which formed the companion picture. But the gom of the collection—in the opinion of materially-minded folk at all events—was a rasher of bacon, in which even such detail as the section of sawn bone was pictured so faith fully that one patron of art declared that It made him hungry to think of ir frizzling in the pan; while for lov ers and people of poetic temperament, a moonlight scene done in dark blue chalk with white effects, a sunset that glared in crimson and yellow, and a shipwreck in black and gray with a white lifeboat putting out to the res cue. completed the exhibition Having disguised myself as a work ing man. I waited until I knew there would not be many people passing, in order that I might ask the artist if he were willing to enter into negotia tions for the sale of his business. He wos sitting with his back to the raid ing, his cap being displayed beside him to invite the casual copper. "What is it?" he said suspiciously, I told him I wanted a word with "Nothin' much, mate." 1 replied. "Only I've got a little money laid by. and thought o' settin' up in your line \l / w\A % / \o ül&M 1 SAT UP, RUBBING THE BACK OF MY HEAD. business. myself and wanted to buy How much'll yer sell this yer show stand and all—for,jeh?" To my surprise he leapt to his feet excitedly, and grasped the lapel of my coat, he peered into my fa«*e expected to recognize me. Then he ex claimed in a voice hoarse witn pas sion: if he "Come, drop it! None of your tricks with me; I waa prepared for some thing of this sort! Who are you? A detective, eh? Speak up! for I'll stand none of your nonsense!" It was getting dark, hut not so dark that I did not see a peculiar twitching ol the eyebrows, which I had noticed as the only sign of excitement that Number Three had betrayed when, at the drawing of lots in the gipsy wagon, hç discovered that it had fallen to his share to assist Number Two in obtain ing possession of the concealed dyna mite. Yes, it w'as Number Three un questionably. and I had indeed made as pretty a mess of the business, as was possible. Staggered as I was. however, I did not los»; my presence of mind. "No! no!" I made haste to protest with ear nestness, which was not all assumed, for his hand was at his side-pocket, as il in search of a weapon. "I ain't no sneakin' 'tec. Strike me dead if I am! I'm a pore man like yourself, mate, and I don't like the 'tecs no better nor wot you do. for if they knew what lay I was on. they'd nab me apd no mis take, they would, rot 'em!" "What's your game, then?" he said ^shortly, but less aggressively. "Well, it's like this." I answered; "there's a man wot lives in this Square as I'm goin' to put You're a pore man and I'm a pore man See! So you w r on't peach on me. I know. This man—a lord he calls his self—he's took the bread out o' my mouth end out o' my kiddies' mouths, and out o' the mouths o' my mates and their kiddies. That's wot he's Lord Cranlhorpe's knife into. done, the his name, and some of us—l hem as is men and not. chickens—'ave met on t.hp quiet and talked over 'ow we could get even with Tm. We're men, we are, not dogs to be kicked and starved an' tobbed, and our missises and kiddies starved, by the likes of Tm. And we've drawn lots which of us was to knife 'im. and I drawn the billet and got to do it. Well, my mates they sent the 'at round, and got a bit o' money to gether to 'elp me in doin' the job. So as your lay's just a-nlgh 'is 'ouse, I want to buy out the business, so as 1 can 'ang around without 'aving no per ixhin' p'liceman harsking questions. Then I waits for my man when 'e-'s cornin' in or goin' out when there ain't nobody by, and then I spikes Tib. See? You're a pore man and so'm I. Eh? That's right, ain't it? «On the pquare, too. Well, 'ow much do yer want for it?" "1 don't want anything." he dalii "I shall go straight away and put his lordship on his guard, and then set the police on you. "That's what you'll do, eh. is if, yer bloomin' monkey?" I said, with » great assumption of fury. "You give hinforination to the p'lice. yer perishin pavement spller! No, yer won't, not much; not if I 'an to swing for yer!" "There! there! my friend! Thai's all right." lie'said. "1 only wanted to tee if you were made of the right stuff or not. How was I to know that you weren't a deteitive in disguise, and that all this talk or*vo'Ts wasn't a plant to lake me in? Now look here! If you ' That's what I shall do." are in earnest in all thi9, so am L I have a bone of my own to pick with Lord Cranthorpe. and that's why I'm here. Can't we work together? Two heads are better than one, and 1 can put you up to a better way and a big ger way—a thundering sight bigger way—of sending Lord Cranthorpe to blazes than by putting a knife into him." The words were hardly out of his mouth before I had jumped to th* scoundrel's scheming. Number Two under whose direction Number Three was acting, had shifted the most dangerous part of his mission—the actual conveyance of the bomb to Lord Cranthorpe's residence — upon the shoulders of bis subordinate, who. in his turn, thought to make use of me as his catspaw in the same manner. To affect to fall in with his dastard ly plan would be the surest way to in duce the plotter to show me his hand; so, protesting with a profusion of oaths that I was ready to listen to anything that promised to make more terrible the vengeance that was to be meted out to Lord Cranthorpe, 1 invited him, in suitable language, to tell me whai he wanted me to do. Evidently grati fied, and perhaps not a little relieved by the success of the stratagem by which the decree which he dared not disobey could be carried out without risk to his own precious person, he took my arm, and leading me towards the shadow of some trees at the cor ner of the square, began to unburden his mind of the business. Scarcely had we got our heads well together, how ever, when suddenly, silently, and without a moment's warning, some thing whizzed between us. Though I was not conscious of any direct blow, l found myself flung forward as forcibly as if I had just been dis charged from an enormous catapult, and after whirling, a confused tangle of arms and limbs, in a sort of human Catherine wheel, and executing a couple of somersaults, l landed finally on the pavement, where 1 lay listening to the music of the stars that were singing in my ears as well as staggering away before my eyes. A bicycle, going at I racing pace, had run into us, and bad knocked the conspiring pair of us apart as neatly as a couple of "kissing" bil liard balls are knocked spinning in op posite directions by the impact from a ball which comes piping hot from the stroke of the cue. I grieve to say that when I began to get some breath back in my body the first monthful was-put to no better use than the ut terance—the emphatic utterance—of the single and «inful word, "Damn!" "i quite agree with you," said a voice, the owner of which l was still too dazed to see. '.'A most sensible remark, I'm sure, and my own sein i mepts entirely. Say it again, do you good." I said it again. "Precisely," the voice went on; "it's not generally considered a word to make glad the heart of man, but in the present instance you couldn't have hit upon one to gratify me more. It was quite soothing in fact, for l thought at first 1 had killed you, ami that, word w'as the best assurance i could have that you hadn't yet gone to Heaven and become an angel. It was too human.'' I sat up, rubbing the back of my head ruefully, and looked around. Number Three had gone—whither there ^was nothing to indicate; but a tradesman's cart had draw'll up to the curb, and by the light of the lamp 1 saw standing over me, with what in spite of the levity with which he had spoken, was a face of concern, a tall, dark, determined looking man. Two of his fingers were clipping the under cuff of his coat sleeve in order to stretch the cloth sufficiently tight to form an improvised brush, with he was gingerly scraping away at the dust on his brown bowler hat; and I saw that, his hair, which he wore short, was, though thick and curly, quite gray. Whether his fresh complexion, bright eyes and black mustache sug gested some sort of contradiction to his gray hair, and thus tended to make him look out of the compion, l could not at first say, but as I stared up at him I was conscious that there was something unusual, if not of distinc tion, about the man. "Well—now that you have got your senses pack—don't you think that you ought to be ashamed of yourself for obstructing the thoroughfare, pitching me off upon my head, not to speak of the damage you've done to the bicycle and to my arm?" . He held up Ills li and l saw that the eeve was ripped up, showing an ugly & ih at the elbow. 'Tm very sorry," I said, unmindful of my own hurts, and with a want of spirit which was probably due to the fact, that my brain was still a bit con fused. "Tut! tut! man," he stuttered, as if disarmed by my meekness; "the fault was as much mine as yours, for 1 had no right to be traveling at such a pace. I hope you're not hurt? Let me lend you a hand up." I took the proffered hand and leapt to my feet; but my haste cost me dear, for my right ankle twinged to such purpose that I squealed with pain, and speedily sank to the ground, w'here I sat groaning and squirming till the pang passed. ?r inch arm as he spoke, an a T [To Be Continued.J at an Some Kcmnrkiihli- Hi lint. Dr. Maticgka of Prague, in a memoir on the brain, states that, the heaviest brain he has found is that of a young man of 22 years, and 1.8(1 meters in height, which weighed 1,820 grammes. The female brain does not seem lo rise, over 1,500 grammes, and the lightest he knows about (excluding the very aged) was 1,020 grammes that of a woman of 25 years. 1.50 meters In height. There is one of 1,000 grammes belonging to a woman of 89 years. The average male brain weighs 1.400 grammes, and the female 1.200 grammes, between 20 and 59 years. Of remarkable brains, that of KonstantinoiT, a Bulgarian novelist, weighed 1.595 grammes, and that of Smetana, a composer, only 1,250 grammes. The average weight of the brein-for different occupations he gives as from 1,410 to 1.440 for workmen, 1.408 for business men, professional musicians and photographers, and 1,500 lor medical men and persons whose railing supposes a university education. Persons connected with He Ihe production and sale of alcoholic liquors have, as a ru'.e, light brains.— London Globe. his his of I I Colombian Legation at Washington Packing Up to Leave. j j j Washington, Dec. 29.-Altho.iKh Sso-j rotary May has not yet replied to the I note of Gen. Keyes, preparations are j rapidly going on for the closing of the, Colombian legation here and Ihe de parture of Colombia's representatives for home. It is clear that they do not entertain much hope of a satisfactory response by this government. Already most of the legation files have been packed and arrangements completed for placing them In storage here. Gen. Reyes for several days has de nied himself to callers. It is said that while the reply of Mr. Hay has not been made, sufficient information has been obtained by the Colombian repre sentatives in the Interviews they have had with the secretary to enable them to forecast Us conclusions. The prep arations going on for closing tip the affairs of the legation would seem to indicate that Gen. Heyes and Dr. Her ran are awaiting, only as a matter of form and diplomatic courtesy, the of ficial communication of Mr Hay set ting forth the reasons why this govern ment can not accept their view of t lie Panama situation, before severing dip lomatic relations with t lie Puited States. AWAITING SECY HAY'S ANSWER Air Ho i surr of ll<« Truor Hint They Tula ill U' 'III lock mid »;« Inn It end} \ \\ M. MOVKMI-.VI'N. llutil •him of AY it mill |m o SI«I«'N of (lie Moo Washington, Dec. 29. The llf-ets of warships on both sides of the isthmus of Panama will shortly be re-enforced by several vessels now that quarter. The gunboat Topeka, of the Atlantic training squadt West, Sunday, for Colon, by way of Kingston, as convoy of the boat destroyers Truxton and Stewart. patrol their way to , * »»ft Kev torped which have been assigned t duty «m the Caribbean eoasi of th«* istli a mus. The gunboat Castine arrived at Colon. Sunday, from Philadelphia none the worse for her recent grounding on u bar in the Delaware river. The big collier Caesar has left Culebra for Colon with coal for the fleet. The e A verted cruiser Dixie left League Island to-day for Colon with the Panama rine brigade, numbering about fiOO men, in command »>f Brig.-Gen. Naval movements in the direction of the isthmus have been almost as active on the Pacific coast. Petrel, bound for Panama, arrived at Acapulco, Mexico, on the 26th Inst., apd undoubtedly has left there by this lime. The flagship New York, the gun boat Bennington, the torpedo boat de stroyer Preble and Paul Jones and the collier Saturn, have been filled out at San Francisco for service in the vi cinity of Panama and it is expected that all of them will start south in a day or two. Elliott. gunboat The to of is COL. JOHN GRIFF PRATHER. ■i I ii<*iiI » II Olil*nii«l l*i I) «'Mill Of Ilf St. I.ouIn Vi i*«-i llrlrf Illii«*«*. St. Louis, Dec. 29.—Col. John Griff Prather, for 49 years a dominant factor In St. Louis affairs, died of pneumonia. Sunday afternoon, at hiq home. At. the lime of his death and for a year past, Col. Prather was jury commissioner of 3t. Louis. The illness that resulted in his death was of but ten days' duration. A heavy cold developed into pneumonia, and for four days death was expected hourly. For many years Col. Prather was prominently identified with Ihe demo cratic party, and he served it as na 'ional committeeman in Missouri for 16 Unable to agree with Bryan in his free silver views, Col. Prather tem porarily retired from politics In 1896. When Sterling Price threatened to in vade St. Louis during the civil war Col. Prather w r as appolr» 'vl to the com mand of the home guare . mi which service he received his title. Col. I'rath ?r was eminently successful in business and made an ample fortune in St. Louis. of of W. J. BRYAN AT THE HAGUE. Ii. ['«»ininoner VImIIn F are I« ii >1 lu ll The Ifnune. lie The Fill »nr of lie > «•» lierla u«l< i * I » «* r The Hague, Dec. 29.—Wm. J. Bryan arrived here, Monday from Berlin and visited the foreign minister. Mr. Bry an is enjoying his tour. He said he found Count Tolstoi looking well, though very aged. Tolstoi's lirs 1 ques tion wax; "Are you a socialist?" When assured to the contrary, the,count said: very glad to hear it. I am not a socialist, myself.'' T Souk fly Flontinu Ice. Cincinnati, Dec. 29.—The packet steamboat VV. H. Grapevine was sunk at the public landing here, Sunday, by an ice gorge, being the second boat ik here within a week. With mov ing ice gorge ten feet thick other craft and wharfhoats are in danger. / Old R< St. Louie. Dec. 29.—-Theodore Prou het. 91 years old. died at his home in Bridgeton. Mo.. Sunday, of a compli cation of diseases Incident to old age. He was one of the oldest residents »>f Bridgeton. ii«!«* nt and A by here and Kill«*«! I!> III* Mli*p«oii. Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 29.—Edward Stanhope, colored, forty years old, was murdered, Sunday night, a he Fat in his home, by his stepson, Harry Chap man. who later surrendered. He said his stepfather had insulted his mother. Killed. Owl Car Condi Chicago. Dec. 29—Joseph Drb*. 56 years old. conductor on an "owl" car, was shot and probably fatallv wounded Monday morning by a stranger. The men had quarreled over the issuance of transfers The etranger escaped. CHICAGO BANDITS ON THIAL Attorneys Ask to Have Trials Post poned For Two Months. Ill«* Public* Mi ml I« llinl n » alr I rin I nt Hint Si«» ln IIa; T liin Tim«* l|M Chicago. Doc 2 prepared to de penalty be visited on each desperado, the car barn bandits- Peter Nieder meier. Harvey Van Dine and Gustave Marx and their accomplice in other j crimes. Emil Roeski. were arraigned j for trial in the criminal court Monday j morning The attorneys for all the Sso-j ,lefen,lants wei '> Propnml to make ev the I ery pflorl for delay. 1 hero «as a lam.' j crowd of curious persons In the court the, room, and it required a number of ] de to of lie -With the state id that the death extra bailiffs to preserve order and prevent overcrowding The four prisoners, neatly dressed id well groomed, but minus that air of bravado that marked their con duct immediately after their arrest, were placed in a row before the judge'.* bench. Van Dine and Niedermeier wore a serious look, but Marx and Hoeski seemed unable to realize their plight Marx smiled continually, and Roeski looked bored After the reading of the indictments charging Van Dine, Marx and Nieder meier with the murder of John John son and Frank Stewart in the raid on the Chicago City Railway and Roeski with the murder of Ott» Damier in a saloon hold-up. Marx's at jfney asked for a continuance months, stating the present state of the public mind would prevent a lair and impartial trial Marx, according to the affidavit, in addition to being a criminal by bered tty, is made further irresponsll le by injury to his head, inflicted by his with a broomstick. A separate trial was asked for the prisoner. father A similar plea for a c» of heredity Van Dine, show that Van Dine Is an epileptic and that an uncle died in an insane inuai insanity 'H of of His attorn«' to ind Roeski asked for Niedenuler »ntinuance for the s et forth by their fellow-prisoners, and presented affidavits pleading irresponsibility. After hearing brief arguments for and against •niai re re paused until to a nee, the cas«?s day. A DAY AT THE WORLD S FAIR. MrliooU tu i:*nh>* il Hi<> Worlds Fuir." HoMli* Ii in **A i. Knn., Wrl l)n> Hi a St. Louis, Dec. 29. Col. E. C. Culp, secretary of the committee on cere lies, who iS «pending th«* Christmas holidays at his home city. Halimi. Kas., letter just received: says in "1 think that all children in the fifth. sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the public schools of this city ar<* writ ing essays on 'A Day at the World'« Fair,' and I am informed that this 1« going on in every town in the state. A committee is to pass upon the essays, id a certain number are to he se lected. framed and placed upon exhibi tion in the Kansas state building. I think fifty children have called upon e for pointers, even coming to ray house. Some bright young girls. 12 to 15 years old. have suggested that all of the high school scholars In the United States he invited to make maps of the Louisiana Purchase, a certain number In each state to be selected by the state an«l the exposition to make selections from the state selections for diplomas or 'honorable mention.' "The essay work is interesting ev ery scholar in this little city, and It. is 'good stuff.' " SENTENCEDTOTHREEMONTHS 1 1 y .lull » lo i lai n«*«i IVlkiiM Mr i 1 1 «'ll 1C« Fur Hi our» Record*. »liminal Chicago, Dec. 29.—Harry Pelkus, who was convicted of having falslfie»l th»» records in the office of the clerk of criminal court, was sentenced Mon day to three months In the county jail The falsification of records was in connection with the trial of members of the Electrical Workers' union, ac cused of assaulting non union men. Several union electrical workers in dicted with Pelkus were Monday fined $200 each. SHOT BY WOMAN'S HUSBAND. F I ii «II uk II. d. Ii. W. Grölen. l>un lu II I n W Ife'n Hi ill?- Shot Him. i ;<i i nil I St. .loiicph. Mo., I)RC- 29. II. G FM muni] son. a found in a room Grotes in a South St. Joseph hotel Monday and was fatally shot by the woman's husband, who is a building contractor. Grotes used a shotgun and tired through the panel of the door. Grotes' wife accompanied the injured man to the hospital. All the parties came here recently from Bedford, ia. real estate dealer, 1th Mrs 0. VV. er nie« of Wound. Dec. 29.—VV. O. Jc Vfn Im Cherryvale, Kas., Jones, marshal of Cherryvale, was shot by Dan Hughes late Sunday while attempting to arrest the latter, and died Monday. Hughes escaped. A posse is In pursuit and he may he lynched. «•inni«*<l. Two Ak**«I HJ«*k Sedalla, Mo . Dec. 29. —Ann Tyler, a blind negro woman 93 years old, and James Turner, a negro 85 were burned to death Monday in the destruction of the house in which they lived. of years old, Fit«* S«*rlon*ly Injured In Wr«*«-k. Boono. Ia., Dec. 29.—Two women and three men were seriously injured, one, Charles Humphrey, a car barn man, fatally, in the wreck of a suburban car by a switch engine in the Boone yards here Monday. The ear was demolished and eight pas sen g »-rs had miraculous e8cap»*s. to I Fay ue III. >n*t<*r-G«*n«*i Washington, Doc. 29.—Po; (master General Payne Is suffering with a se vcre coiri, ami did not leave his apart Monday. Many Acts of Vandalism Committed On the Pere Marquette Victims. j ! ' i ■ j Grand Rapid«. Mich. Dor Gathered In a rubber blanket on th* 1 j slab in a local morgue was the charred ] and dismembered remains of the twen GHOULS ROBBED THE REMAINS ill. Hut Mo Terri l»l> DMIuuryl Ilm I It« Will >.\«r llr l'«>*i»U«l> Kffrrlril. In «1 \ let I in*« Itod? I on 29.— ty second victim of Saturday night's head-on collision « quette railroad, near East Paris terribly disfigured is this Inst victim reck that the Pere So found at tin* seem* of the in all probability its identity will he positively effected. It was remains were parts of one bodies previously recovered, gatloti at the morgue, however, showed ever first thought that these f the i hat tins could not be the cn The co belief tlni vore inclined to tho dy is that of oners this b an. hut the railroad authorities say it must have been a tramp riding on the "blind baggage" car. as no woman pas senger could in their opinion have thrown where tali was liRtakable odor of burned flesh that led th»' wrecking crew to a realization of the fact that other body lay under the engines, where Engineer Stoddard and Burns, of the casthounJ train, When they had uncov •f this additional found. Fi renia were found ered the remains monts of victim they found only fra i There were no skull or legs. 1 1 y fragment k >f th and large hones, some teeth and most of the in ten d organs intact, but lit orally roasted. r th r m-: \ t>. ii;si*oii.i:i> mi *ii I? W «•!•«* Of >1«» «•h-: ■I«l .!<• Cran»! Rapids, Mich.. Dec spite the watchfuln ru 11 road official« 29. Do* precautions nul extreme of the Pero Marquette id county it is now believed that many nets of vandalism were wreck near East Paris Saturday night, and that ghouls despoiled bodies of officer«, com rnitteil it t In the dead. Coroner Hilllker stated Monday that nothing of any value whatever was found by him wh«»n he searched the dead, and that he is satisfied that, ghoul« robbed th«* mnaii e In the wreck ried into baggage car« to he brought t.o this city. Relative« of Lon J Baldwin declare that he had between $5» his possession when he l«*ff this city with his wife and son Saturday after noon; yet. not so much as a nickel was found In his ce»u.. ng. It is believed by relative« of Bert Myers, of Lake Odessa, that his body was robbed of $100 and a watch and, chain. Mrs. L. J. Baldwin Is known to have had $20 in her possession when she left Grand Rapid«. Sums »>f money ranging from $10 tip to $50 are missing from bodies of victims who are known to have been carrying money. Sheriff Chapman Is authority for a statement, that a gang or men was fought off the relief train when it left Grand Rapbls, hut the sheriff be lieves that these men managed to get hack on the train unnoticed. either whih r being car they we and $60 In PLENTY OF ROAST MUTTON. «•«I III«* F.UMf II lift'll fa YiiimIn, In \Y ill cli 7.000 ' ll II» Hrnl Ii. Ir«* I)«*nI r< Slock Sli «•«•!* W «• Huri Buffali N. Y. Dec. 29.—Seven thou* sand sheep were burned to death at the East Buffalo stock yards Monday night. The long »beds In which they jpt by the flames before any of the animals could he released The loss is estimated at $75,000. The sheep were confined In two long sheds, If) feet Jn width, cov ering a total area of 600,000 square feet. Running parallel with them were the hog an«! cattle sheds. The fire, fanned by a brisk wind, destroyed buildings in an incredibly •re confined he two short time. NEGOTIATIONS ARE DELAYED U very »> fl««l Ulili Arlil i I retell flit Ur. linn r«l Hi i. y the Driver*. Chicago. Dec. 29—Peace In Ihe strike of the livery drivers has been met. with new delay. Members of the owners' association expressed themselves as not disposed to submit their differences to a hoard of arbitra tion selected by the drivers. The own ers would not nay, however, that the ive made by the strikers might, not result In negotiations toward a set tlement. Cooked For Abrnhi Danville, III., Dec. 29.—Catherine McVey, Hit years old, who was pastry cook at a Danville hotel when Abra ham IJncoln stayed tuere, died sud denly Monday. Her husband died 25 years ago, and after ids death she nev er went to bed, but always slept in a chair. of A*«l«(fin( Frelccht Anrflfor. Topeka, Kas . Dec. 29.—J. D. Stuart, of Houston, Tex., has been appointed assistant, freight auditor of the Santa Fe. This is a new position. The ap pointment takes effect January 1. M m n n ud !!«>> Ilurned »o IJealh. Crested Butte, Col., Dec. 29.—Chas. Ostrauf, an eccentric character, ag«d ibout 55 years, und Joseph Heftier, a boy. aged 10. living here, were burned to death near Anthracite, in a cabin which caught fire from some unknown cause. l)<*afk of ArtUt Ti Hartford, Conn., Dec 29.—Gurdon Trumbull, an artist of distinction, «lied Monday at the age of 62. It was in studies of fish that Mr. Trumbull achieved his reputation. lliull. \ FEDERAL COURT AT OMAHA Important Trials to Come Up During the Present Term. The . «f Senator e«l lu the I ** y I Mc I l«li 1 Omaha ,\el>. Dec 2: of tile m The members ■ailed for district federal petit Jury i th.* I ho present «»»«si of irt reported to Judge Mutiger Mon* day morni »K The Important rials to result of the recent work come up u of the «rand Jury, ho it il JlltlU a tor Dietrich will be tried on dlctment charging conspiracy against the government. Judge Mutiger, on his own motion, has transferred the Dietrich case to the circuit cour', which will bring one ill not la evei rv 1. at which time Sei Rii in* of the four circuit Judges into the case to sit with hint These Judges Sanborn, of St. Paul; Vandeventer, of Cheyenne; Thayer, of St. lxiuis, and Hook, of Topeka. In the ordinary course of affairs Judge Thayer will he the member selected. His experience in trial practice and trial by Jury, has extensive, especially in this class are .if cas CONSOLING FOR KRATZ. it >«r« Tlilnk I« ( i» II»«- >f «*% Ion «I»«* Hi. % U I« i UN It II.T«I«I l.onl» ruKlti««* tn? Ill I ii a SerloUN. •With refer* Charles Mexico City. Dec. once to the extradition of Krat/. who is wanted fit Missouri on hoodie chargea, the Mexican Herald kh; "To Judge by the experience« of oth er alleged hoodlers In St. I «ouïs, who, ivlction, have not been orious liter ci ven ordeal before him. and when his cas»* adjudicated ho may return mxfety and vliich he has lived has heei lo Mexit tin* free t: Kill lental strain under «-anii- here, and may ih* sine«* In* tirs energy to his the slnto of Ju InteruHtM It llUHllK't 11800." RECEIVERSHIP ANNOUNCED. >«mI \n .1. It. \V I Mil. « on! K «•«*«• I « «• r In Of Bloomlngton, III. Dec. 2 . in the Livingston county court, ppoin! nient of J. R Judge Pat to Him Wash, of Pontine, as receiver for the of 'Cornel Coal Co Manhatt the petition of President D. C. Kylar. and he took charge of (hi* big plant Monday. Mr. Kylar claims that he ailvanced and became responsible for $25,000, and now the treasury is empty, plete. and will 000 t«> properly finish and equip it. It is sab) that the losses are $20 or $20 a upon nil the mine 1« «till Ineom •quire / $7.500 to $12. day. SUPPOSED INCENDIARISM. At ICI«* vale il»« l)lN(lll«*rr at ill In» of »he I lie < «» Ilm i Peoria. III.. Dec. 29. Fire, presum ably of Incendiary origin, totally de stroyed the grain elevator at the Cor ning distillery Monday morning, with a loss of approximately $40.000, cov ered by insurance. Fifty thousand bushels of malt and corn was destroyed. For entire distillery the entire fire department was called out t«i fight the flames. The distillery was preparing to resume, after a shut down of several weeks, caused by the explosion of a cooker, which klli»*d sev en men and Injured several more. time the threatened, ami NO MORE DEATHS REPORTED. l'u«*iil>-\iii«* Pend In Hio or I lir IV r« Inr<| ii<*( ir Wreck < 1 1 «I i* ii (III «'«I. lIlIM I Il «'I Grand Rapids. Mich.. Dec. 29.—There have been hospitals among tho injured in Satur day night's wreck on the Pore Mar quette railroad near East Paris, and it is said that there is no immediate prospect of any of the injured sue cumbing. Only one of the 29 dead still remained to be identified, a man with the initials A. J. K. on his cuff, but with no other mark to Identify him. furlH»;r «baths at tho ARE GRANTED ANOTHER WEEK Ii«* ZirKlrK ic for Fill uk llr Vf* I Tli F x I rad I llun Fas« \u«la I F.« tended. New York, Dec 29.—The Missouri authorities who demand th»» extradi tion of Mllliam Ziegler, »if New York, charges of bribery in wnnection with baking powder legislation, will have still another week in which to file briefs with Gov. O'Dell. Att'y -Gen. Crow wrote the governor that they understood that they were to have 16 days instead of one week additional. The governor consented and this ex t»jnds the time till next week. i - « Body. Dec. 29.—Gen. Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of Ihe telephone, is here, and will convey to the Smith sonian institution at. Washington, D. C., the remains of James Smithson, founder or the institution, who died in Genoa in 1S29, Smltli< To lirlnit Mi Genoa, To llu«r More Leewiy. Washington, Doc. 29.—Th»» civil serv ice commission has agreed with the decision of the classification committee that postmasters should have more freedom in dismissing men who have proved incompetent. fndlcatli Joplin. Mo.. Do»*. 29. The discovery of a battery wire in the wreckage of the; plant of the Independent Powder C!o. points toward malicious origin to the* explosion of the works several weeks ago. when two men were killed. if Malice, nil. M«*i Ml % Voi Harrisburg, 111.. Dec. 29.—Six young men at Ledford, south of (his ciiy, were poisoned, Sunday, by whisky pur chased at one of the saloons in this A corroded german silver fork city. was found in the jug. vÿjJH