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Published Weekly GREFW/OOD, ; : MIBBISBIRPI, Postmnster-fJpnernl Payne was suf fe; i Mg, on the 2SU» with a »ini did not leave ills apaitrnenu ITC Colli, On tiic Nt, at Butler, f'.i. typhoid fe ver claimed tb;i-e victim making a total of H7 deaths. Thr«« n- -, mi m •to Mary Anderson (Mme tlte fn rnou k pea red on the stag'', in Londoi 29th. after an absence of 15 year , In » de Navarro), ietn*MK, America , reap on .Jim i « John P Newman, of Da y ton. Ky . a prominent démocratie l* a<l< to have gone on tin* bench, at Newport. Ky . as circuit judge on the 1st, at Cineinna the It It, died, [»r Topeka The I'nifed States c ; the San d Truxtfi and the Stewart arrived ut King ; on thi- ;;uth, fn vessels, after urpedo boat mica, i. la The Key W«"d. Fla coallng, proceeded to ( 'olott. A large amount of Hay -son City. N< as pur lined at .ItIpniejit to 1st. for I-*ranci <•< mediate It. was «tatoil lluil Hi • hay \ t; purchased for the Russian government. ing. in New ways and li rai le A cal! for a Yori 1 It (it :-'C( convent in was tanin earn [) con:-dd mil Iona! N«*w York. In June, 11*04, 1 the itath, by Président | if the hoard of aldermen ! Allci), *nn well-known ! Sir Willig mu rim; engineer, shipown • ami mem- : Oates Head since j n. He > m born November -'.*, 1S:I7. Death! lue to heart disoa ■«*. id parliament ft . died, on the 28th, in Lond b. : ; j I ] 18!»". Miss Hmily Fuller, of Bhlpponsburg, I •ore prob* ably fatally Injured and ten others wer«- painfully hurt, on the 1st. nt NewvUie, I'a . when a Cmnborland valley passenger train run into an open bwilrh and left the rails. .Vu i. ilh-d lour persons I't The national convention of Christian fhiontlHt!. began a week's session at Over 300 j Beatrice. Neb., on the J(Mh. delegates I'n \mong the * all parts of th« coun lendunce •re prominent Christian re in at delegate« S(tan<e healer« and leaders fr 3G nates. Catherine McVey. 101 year* old, who wan po-try cook at a Danville (III) hotel when Abraham Lincoln stayed there died suddenly, at Danville, HI., o:i the 28th. Her husband died 25 years ago. and nftor ills death «he j nn' rr went to heil, but always slept in 1 a ebair „ , ... . .. .i Polin 1 iplaiti Col tr HI New 'i ork ' , , . i the J!M it, was exonerated ( >f . , , ol neg eel o dutv brought , , , . I A. it, Denning Butceeded in r , . I i city. Ihm ren< lilmr th" «Ide of I'residcni Roose : tding the 1 funeral of Ills uncle, James K Grade, i velt when the hitter vas ail iu Now York city. MIhb Julia Kicks. vho " il m| ;i «éli Tuition in New York city, by demand large sum of none) from Mrs. I (he former I ing May Harrington Stall»). K. Hanna, of Cleveland, vifo of Dn the 30th, i ite asylum foi (> wus adjudged insu and committed to tin* nine at Nowburg. O. tlm The public schools of Chhag< account of the ctlms of WP r O ! closed on the 4th, !m lier of funerals large the tin All the church hell •. of (Mil in token of i cago were tolled at noon bile the bodies of those who grief, lost their lives at the iroqouta theater ] lire are receiving the last rites. One of the unique exhibits at the Ft Louis World's fair 1>> an Indiana \ man will he several bushel« of eon that were harvested In 18G4. L J. j Jvnce. one of the pioneer settlor« of , Grant county. Ind tin nearly a bun deed iniHhols of the grain that is In excellent state of preservation ! j : ; nt I.'» mile« ester, which at veloci A stiff north 1 time an hour, struck Omaha. Neb., on tho 28tb resulting in tin* fatal injury of one man und doing considerable prop erty damage A number of plate glass windows were blown m and lurgo signs lorn from their fastening«. Complaining of sudden Illness Ralph Hammeridough, a merchant of Trin idad. Col., entered a store on Fifth avenue. In Chicago, on the 29th, and | asked for water. Before anyone in the place had knowledge of his c< dition, Hammerslough fell to the floor, and when he was reached he was dead. , _ , j y . ' »V M •' '■ ?" i h, 1 ' ,prm ; f™"' Z' 11 " Bawailati Dlatuls. " Iui, , , 1 hl ' l ' n " u '' Um ! * , ' ,lmar > : Inspection I ho h'cnenil iv.u. in Rood: heaUh. enjoyed hia trip and "•« «««' >' ""y"' wlt l M '; c ! termed a most valuable acquisition to i , c, 4 . the United States. One death and five new eases of fever were reported, on th»* 29th. at Butler, At that date the relief committee had received in the neighborhood of $40,000, and although they had been curtailing expenses in ever) way, It was estimated that $30,000 additional •would be needed before the stricken families could shift for themselves. Gen. MacArthur arrived at Su Fran rn , tn( , O« ». .»a „,-„.4 K«, Tl h ;,h. "T P0W — boat Britain ' ' " ' ^ ^ u Pa. The street railway systems of Bloomington and Normal. Ill. were tied up by a strike, on tho 1st. and not a car moved ltt either city The request of tlie men for pay ranging front one to two cents per hour, according to length of service, was refused by the company. There was little prospect of au eaily set tlement increase In United States Senator Hale, chair man of the committee on naval at fairs, said, on the 28th, that it l.t the Intention to make provision for an other liberal addition to the navy dur ing the present session of congrest. He said at when the additions al ready authorized were completed the senate and house resume! I Will He Confronted With Almost a | Bare Calendar After Vacation. nf tit-u. Wood nnd TIm* Vomi i III«- i nul 'I real > Ulli lb- \vU& i e \\ «*#•!» . Uii rluu W;i hingt on, .l in 4 After a recess of more than two weeks, the Semite umc busInisH to-day without Indeed, It senate has no programma for the entire session, l)Cy y dftftuU» \y In* «fated that the program tin* HIUh Hu h» pa.-Mge of appropriait of the Pt»n • onsldc ratio i ama «•aria! treaty, lb« determination »»f Senator Bmool's nine and the dla position of Mom«' other comparatively unirnpofi The co the ca week. unt îai f.crx repor* litte« is expected ■eaty by the middle of the ltd of the md H is the IntenUo friends of the administration to press •on nictation of the treaty by the b«e* OM possible, with tho of getting the speeches out. of the way and having the treaty disposed ly as practicable In the ses With t.h they will make i the discussion to ate ft htaa treaty once reported, effort to confine the executive doing they >f the ahum lu the hupe that by : horten the consideration Th« committee on military affairs eport the nomination of nlo major iez ion >f ih« probably will 1 . 1 onard Wood to he i i'i<net')l f ,f t | l( . commItteo h;u In first, executive cel lug Th< ienal.e called for today, with tin- understanding that the on Hi«* nomination shall be taken ini •d lately * consideration of lills nominali ill be an effort to as soon ns possible after it. is reported, with the hope of also having it disposed of Indore the session shall be far ud riie nomination probably will lead to much debate In executive ses sion. us both Hie friends and opponents of Gen. Wood are quite determined to discuss H at length. When the house reassembles to-day after Its vftcatb ed by an almost hare calendar Only f législation have taten re mittee«, and all these aro of comparative significance It Mil he confHint few I lei ported by n therefor« the for a few days upon Its committee« before beginning lh« trans action of important businesH. house to PRINCESS MATHILDE DEAD. OliljN DiniuliO llnilil|iJirli' I'll*««*« tnaj mill < iiiiMori-on in Frn him*. f I'rliie«* .li*rni«i*i Paris, .Ian. 4. The IT im css Mathilde, cnly daughl". of Prince Jerome Bona parte, died at seven o'clock Saturday .von ni g. Short (> before the princes« expired ., . ... . ex Empress Eugene and Princess Clo I bilde \ tailed the bedside. ..... „ I lie death ol Princess Mathilde Inis . , caused ho* row throughout. France, not only on iv i she was one of the last of tin Napoleon«, hut because she was always known as "the good princess." Since the fall of the empire Princesa Mathilde 1ms maintained a salon in Paris, which was l'requentel bv celebri ties of the urt, literary and military ' world, ami by diplomatists and foreign princes. GEN. L0NGSTREET IS DEAD. ml Diplomat Molil li* r. si nt <'*iiiit n \it l*i Dny*' lllm***. Atlanta. Oa., Jun 4 Gen. James Longslreet, soldier, statesman and dip lomat, and the last, lieutenant-general °f the confederate army, with the (•option of Gen. Gordon, died in Uaines ville. On , Saturday from an at tack of acute pneumonia. He had been ill two days, Gen Longslreet was a sufferer from cam er of ono eye, but his general health had been good until last Wed ne-day, when he was seized with a suddo developing later into puenumonia of a violent nature. He was S4 years old. lie Ih survived by his widow, two sons and Hr will he burled tn Gainesville, which o.l.l, daughter. on his homo since tho civil war. had l) FIRE DRILL IN KANSAS CITY. OiMtiiininM* W III He I utroiliHMMl lu I oiliioll, nml «iifi'Uiiiii'il* TnUi (iciiornl Tli**i Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 4.—As a re sult of the alarm aroused by the Chi cago theater fire, orders were issued Saturday by the board of education to drill the entire school population of Kansas City in fire exercises. These drills are to l>e Inaugurated and taught rapidly, and when learned j will be practiced regularly. Such a i «homo was inauKurateil after the cy 1885 wh , c h one of the : s ,.|, m)ls Unit 2;', children killed, but after . ^ was (1 | sl ..mtlnued, To-nlshl'. council meotlnq Is to see a ! general theater fire ordinance intro i , , duced. Viceroy XletlelF* * pet In I Clou. St. Petersburg, Jan. 3 An imperial decree just issued grants Viceroy Alexloff a special tlag. consisting of the blue cross of St. Andrew on a white ground with u black eagle in the cen ter. The viceroy is also accorded a sa lute of 12 guns. Dovilv* Dcpiirl* From /.Ion. Chicago, Jan. IWJohn Alexander Dowle. accompanied by four of th»* leaders iu Zion City, started on his trip around the world Friday. Every resident of Zion City turned out to see Dowie off. The officers and men who have tried the new ritle are practically unanimous iu its favor. The infantry board and the cavalry board unanimously recom mend the adoption of 24 inches a« th»' length of the barrel for all arms. Ex haustive tests of a cartridge for the new ritie have proved most satisfactory. In view of the fact that European res I idents in India have to make sports Ip j order fo compel themselves to takeexer iCifie, it has been suggested that for all UriUäh ' « »01 for all Europeans ' ,lwre * ni ' ÜUI > «cnscripUon »Mild bt «.'adopted. j ! TTTT jCt.'CL MjtyzjTMj rsAT j ' ' V Scoundrels $ Co. ByCOULSON KERNAHAN S'i'hor «I "Captain Shannon." "A Booh of Slranxe SIm, "A Dead Man'« Diary/' Etc. CiifUMKiit, i%g, \>y Herber S. Si ie ti Co. CilAJTKU VIII ►NTIM KU. « H?" Haid the r-ol llow far off do you ".So had lh that, < haj». lidej live' "Pot "A long way." I replied, "i couldn't fcet (here if I traveled all night." "Why? Where do you live, then?" "Nov/heiv." I answered. it was possible Numb« thinking i ' * vaguely tha Three might be lurking within ear shut, nrid that I hail host sustain the j j j role I had assumed. And they call thi ; Never mind. eus! I ry ! W« can mahn up a bed for you tit my j place and then I'll see what < "h Italian , iG ! ! ! : ; ; out of work?" Arc y» *'] was on« of Lord mill hands and we're all Cran thorpe out on strike." "What!" lie of : ried, "are you on : !?e ally, skulking that a » » are driving the utry into the hands of J ol rulfiair. w) tf the ans, and cutting iheir own throats | into the bargain, at the bidding of a 1 lot of scheming agitators who wouldn't (1 for a moment hut in Ln •kind, if I'd have known - i but there, I expect you're more fool That's my house just! past the lamp-post. I am the blood Lord Granthurpe. who, j «cording to your friends the agita nt ng on sweat of the starving poor. Here, lend a hand- you with the cart I mean and we'll carry tlfis poor chap We'il make up a ta d for him somewhere in the basement, so that he won't have to strain his foot by hobbling upstairs You take hi.; h and I'll take his feet. It's the first he than knave. tors, a in battening and fa the hi L.i lions« pant Hi« lamp--post, and lie care ful how *ea steps.' l»o down the My loot was so painful that I winced raise me, ould have been defter is he stooped ervously hut no woman of hand r more tenderly considerate y transit than he, und pllshed painlessly. They carried mo Hi rough a sort of passage opening upon accom inner room, where I huge wicker the street. was propped up on chair, my Injured foot resting luxuri ously upon another chair. Then Lord Cranthorpe explained the situation to lolling them that 1 was to remain in »lie house until my foot the servants. jiving strict inji ere to make me as was healed, and thins that they comfortable as possible during my so Journ under his roof Comfortable, however, I cannot say vit li one exception, the 1 was, for, whole staff of servants appeared to re milt my advent as an Intrusion, They vere civil enough In Attending to my il in their own phrase, e" when wants, ' passed (he Uni" of day with they had cause to enter the room where I was located. But though 1 did my best, for obvious reasons, get upon good terms with them, they or seemed al ease in my company. the no* ras especially noticeable i This matter of meals, lor once when 1 a • twice, be allowed to take ed food with them, their awkwardness most oppressive. and silence They watched me furtively, as if to got an opportunity of o spoon or Knife to their mouths at the precise moment when my attention was engaged elsewhere, and on one wore Tying for!:, occasion 1 detected tin* cook in the act of taking lunch on the stairs rather than join a party of which I was a member. I tried to solace my vanity by telling myself that this might be due to some Instinct which warned them that they and l were not upon ihe same social plane; but as the only member of the staff who was at all inclined to accept my advances was a wisp of a scullery-maid named Amelia, whom tlie others persistently snubbed, and to whom I heard them allude as of "no class," it seemed likely that the diagnosis of the ease should have been the other way about, and that 1. as well as Amelia, was considered as wanting in "class" whatever that may be. Amelia herself, however, was more than disposed to be friendly, and it was from her that I learnt certain facts which had no unimportant bear ing upon my enterprise, The most significant was that she was engaged tn marry a "hartist" —which engage ment having only been recently formed, she was burning to communi cate to some one. "An artist?" I said with some sur she announced this piece prise who of fashionable intelligence; "an artist, How did you come to meet him?" eh? "Yes, he's a hartist." she replied, as sertively. "He draws the most lovely pictures you ever see in chalk pavement, and Ills colors is hexquislte. I met him In the square one night, and he told me he'd fell in love with me right hoff." Bin by bit 1 drew the story of her "hurt ist" lover from the silly but un suspecting girl, and when 1 learnt that each night he entrusted to her care a parcel, which he called for early the following morning—which parcel was supposed to contain chalks—I be gan to feel that the case was develop ing. the " Enery—did I tell you his name wos Enery Mr. Enery Talbot—lives a long way hoff," she said, "so, 'e sed, vAt's the good of 'Is lttggin' his chalks along with '1m hevery time? So 'e just leaves 'em for me to take care of at the liarea door of a night, and as I'm up fust in the ntornin' 1 gives 'em ini out again when 'e calls. But It ain't so much to save isself trouble as lo ave a word with me as he does It. E as good as told me so last night, though e Is mighty particular about his ole parcel all the same." I was beginning to get interested in that parcel; though 1 am free to con fess. that had known, during the three nights 1 had already passed tin der Lord Cranthorpe's roof, that his hospitality had been extended by proxy to articles in the possession of my friend Number Three, my slumbers would have been less childlike and peaceful. My foot was practically healed, and 1 was only hanging on as Lord Cran unduly upon my j ! I ; thorpe's gueft for my own purposes. But now that I knew that the base ment of his lordship's house was be a sort of cloak room for ing UMKi the storage of parcels containing a deadly explosive, my natural delicacy made • feel how very desirable it was that I should not outstay my wel troff pasH come, host's hospitality. Hence | derided that the following 1 ing should witness rny departure,, but i,s I pn-f.TriH making my exil by , .-an, of my lev. rather .ban with the il i .lane. Of ilvnamite. and as I pro j ! ta* ,?, l moving and not—on thift nly to the next «treet, I •caaion at leant — •ay to the next world, I came to rtahl i the com Im.- ion that I should .sleep more peaceably If. before 1 oouid satisfy myself that on that par tlcular nlglit. at all events, Mr. Henry et iring to rest, Talbot's parcel contained nothing more dangerous than chalks. So, Instead of hobbling oft at nine o'clock into the little room where my bed had been prepared, 1 remained chatting with Amelia. By-andby she began to get fidgety, being, as I could see. impa tient for the moment when by earry ing a lighted candle three times past i he window, she could let. lier lover know, according to the signal which had been arranged between them, that the other sen ants were at supper and llhe >ast ' The signal had scarcely been given before the area door, and leaving me In the inner Juliet-llke to greet I gentle tap at the carne room, hurried her Romeo. "Here's the parcel of chalks, pretty! I heant Mr. Talbot say. "Pui them away ct and I'll call for them as usual in th mornln R fully for me. darling. Amelia had left the door leading into the passage slightly ajar, so that I had been able lo play the eavesdropper without leaving my chair, which was fortunate, for the next instant she stepped coquetlishly into the room with a brown paper parcel in her hand. which she popped into an open drawer, and then, with a saucy nod to me. popped out again. Her lover seemed to be in a hurry this particular evening, for I heard Amelia say. "Wot, you ain't goin' yet. Put down yer 'at and coat and give a kiss." Presumably the obedient Henry put down his hat and coat as directed, whereupon Amelia snatched them up playfully and running once more into the room where I was sitting, threw them upon a chair, and returning to Henry said triumphantly: "There! you shan't ave 'em back again till you be'ave ycrself. A nice young man you are to walk out with a gal, and never even want to give her a kiss. ' "That's soon put right," was the re ply. and from the sounds which reached my ears. I have cause to suppose that Henry was as good as his word. Pre sumably, however, preoccupation of some sort tended to make him leas amorous than usual on this occasion, for when Amelia next spoke there was a ring of disappointment in her voice. "D'ye call that a kiss? Why don't s a* real Tig? ' An ardent lover, when the object of liis adoration thus coyly capitulates, and gives him to understand that the favors she has to bestow are his for the asking, might reasonably be ex pected to snatch her passionately to himself, and to cover her lips, hair and cheeks with burning kisses, but Mr. Talbot's reply to Amelia's tempt ing invitation consisted, so far could gather, of a mumbled protest about having to be going now. "Very well, Mr. 'Enery Talbot," snapped the slighted maiden, "I'll give you yer old parcel back and wish you good-hevening; and perhaps you'll find another young woman to walk out with another time." "O Lord love us. what a lot you wom en are!" groaned Mr. Talbot in a voice which, though intended to be persua sive and conciliatory, sounded to me more like the voice of a man to whom It would have been an intense relief to tear his own and perhaps his com panion's hair. "Lord love us! 1 never knew such a fool as you are in my life. 1 didn't mean anything, my dear. You know 1 love you better than—lump sugar, I .do." and from the noises which ensued, I gather that he was bestow ing "real Tigs," with an ardor, which, if assumed, was sufficiently ursine to satisfy the most exacting of maidens. Here was my opportunity. Very quietly I reached over, and took Mr. Henry Talbot's parcel of chalks from the drawer. As l held the package, with a hand which haste and nervous ness made none too steady, something metallic rattled ominously; and when, with thumping heart, 1 laid my ear be side the thing to listeu, 1 distinctly heard the clock-like beating of an in fernal machine. Repressing the in sane but. perhaps natural inclination to dash the horrid object away, and mastering, by sheer will-control, the blind, unreasoning rush of panic stricken impulses that sprang up with in me, 1 tiptoed across the room, and lifting Mr. Talbot's coat. I stuffed the parcel Into the pocket. How long I sat in my chair, looking in a sort of frozen horror of calm at a dirty brown bowler hat and a grease soiled yellow overcoat., reeking of .bail tobacco and stained with beer—neither of them objects to be associated read I 1> with tragedy—I cannot say. To me. who fancied as 1 sat there that 1 could hear the stealthy working of that devil's plaything and hour-glass, tick ing away the lives of human beings— of whom it was possible I might my self be one—it seemed a very eternity before Talbot said. "Now get me my coat and hat and I'll he off." But when, some minutes after, a dull echoing roar, as of the distant discharge of musketry, set the windows lattling in their sockets like teeth in a skull, causing Amelia to drop a plate with a crash, and to scream out, "Wot hever's that?" I knew that Number Three of the infernal brotherhood had handed in his papers to no earthly chief, but to that arch-conspirator who is the nia-der of every murderer. yer give 1 C 1APTER IX. A DIABOLICAL PLOT. The day aft T the explosion was the day appointed for t*' council meeting, nnd as I intended to be present, 1 bade adieu to Plantagenet Square and its master, and took train for Leigh. The Syndicate of Scoundrels was fast resolving Itself Into an assotla - Hon of common-place criminals, with very little claim to anything like orig inality. Under the direction of a raas w-i-plotter like Number One. it had no doubt been a formidable and powerful organization; but since that areh "(•oundrel had, through my inst rumen - tality, keen sent to his account, the j whole company seemed falling to ! pieces for want of a capable head. I Number Two. who was ambitious of ; assuming the «lead chief's mantle, was 1 , ' >arl >' a " unscrupulous rascal. I"«»* h " »ad any special gifts as an organizer and dlrec or bad yet to be j proved. 1 he fact that when arrang ! ing for the meeting which was about tn take place, he hail forgotten to give instructions upon such important points as the routes to be taken, was a significant testimony of his Incapa bility for details. Such an omission could never have laken place under the chieftainship of Number One. Had that artist in crime been at the head ol affairs, it is very doubtful whether I should have been allowed to put foot but I inside the house at Fassett Square; nor would the little maneuver by which 1 had frustrated ihe attempt to wreck Lord Cranthorpe's have ta residence quite so easy of acc.omplish ment. I did not forget that Number Ono had not failed to discover my pres ume in the Southend train on the very first occasion on which I had af I ) V * '<0 \ \ Q HE FLI NG THE COAT FROM HIM. tempted to personale the dead con spirator, nor that lie had penetrated my disguise at a glance; and though the struggle which had taken place be tween us that evening had resulted in his defeat, it was luck more than skill that had constituted me the victor. The game of chess which was being played between myself and the Syndi cate of Scoundrels was at present in my favor, inasmuch as 1 had suc ( ceded in removing from the board a and two pawns, to wit Number and Number que< One, Number Three But as l hail only one piece heven. to lose, anil as (he contest, became more difficult nnd more dangerous as the number of combatants grew less, I felt—when 1 knocked for the second time at the door of the gipsy wagon on the Leigh road—that 1 should have to be both wide-awake and wily were 1 to come out of the business alive. 1 had scarcely joined the party, which now consisted of five, including myself, when one of the conspirators, whom 1 recognized as Number Two, held up his hand, as a sign that ho wished to address the meeting. "Those of you who have seen the morning paper," he said, "will scarcely need to be told that our number is now complete. Death has removed another member of the council since our last meeting. On that occasion 1 undertook with the assistance of Coun cillor Number Three to obtain posses sion of the dynamite that was con cealed at Fasset! Square. I have kept my promise: but 1 regret to say that through some wretched bungling on Ills own part, my unfortunate assist ant lost his life. You have seen in this morning's papers the account of a singular occurrence which happened last night. A man, carrying a coat over his arm. and walking somewhat hur riedly, was observed to stop suddenly —as if in alarm—and to feel in the pocked of the coal. The next instant he flung the coat from him and started to run, but he had not gone three paces before there was a tremendous explosion. As the affair happened somewhat late at night, the man carry ing the coal was the only victim. But according to the newspapers, he wan blown to pieces so literally that iden tification is thought to be impossible. "Fellow councillors, there is every reason to suppose that the victim of the explosion was our colleague Num ber Three. I had thought it wise, aft er securing the dynamite which was concealed at Fassett Square, to make two parcels of it, entrusting one to my collaborator and retaining the other myself, so that, in the event of either of us falling into the hands of the police, this council would still be in possession of sufficient dynamite to carry out any project which has been formed. Number Three was to have brought the explosive here to-night, anil why he was carting it about the streets last night I cannot say. The only supposition I can put forward is based upon the fact that the explosion occurred quite close to Plantagenet Square; so 1 am inclined to think that Number Three had, upon his own re sponsibility, decided to make an at tempt to anticipate the decree of the council, and to blow up Lord Cran thorpe's house—with what result you already know." Except for something between a gasp and a groan on the part of one listener, and on the part of the others a simultaneous sigh which bore evi dence to the painful Interest with which they hail heard the narrative, there was a dead silence for some time after Number Two had ceased. Then a councillor said somewhat uneasily— "And the dynamite which you re tained in your own possession?" "B's here." replied Number Two shortly, holding up—with what I fell was quite misplaced and unnecessary energy—a brown leather hand-hag which he had been carrying In his hand. ITo Bo Continued. 1 t l.title Hum. Mrs. Wltherly—I bought this rug for the baby to play on. Wltherly—Well, don't let her know IL—Detroit Free Press. HI AIL NIGHT Chicago For the First Time In His tory Unable to Bury Its Dead. HEARSES DO DOUBLE DUTY r.HS— Tile List of Dead Increased Fourteen Funeral« of Victim« of the Pire Were In Prog One Time. Chicago, Jr*n. 4.—Sunday was a day of funerals :u Chicago, and for the first time ir the history of the city all peo ple who desired to bury their dead were unable to do so. dented demand for hearses and carri ages would have been enough in itself to task to the very utmost the re sources of the undertakers, but the heavy snow that has fallen during the last two days has increased their dif ficulties enormously. All of the ceme teries in Chicago are miles from '.he business center and residence districts, and with good weather and the streets in passable condition, it is a matter of several hours to reach one of them. Sunday, when every hearse was in ur gent demand, it required about twice as long to reach a cemetery as under normal conditions. Arrangements were made by the. undertakers to have as many funerals as possible held in the early part of the day, in orded to al low if possible of the use of the hearse for a second funeral in the afternoon. DoiiiR DouMa* Duty. In a number of cases this was done, but In a number of instances, where the families who were to await the return of the hearse, were disappointed and were compelled to defer the burial of their loved ones until to-day. is not expected that there will be any further trouble In this direction, and by to-day the streets to the cemeteries will be in such a condition as to per mit of the passage of funerals in al most the ordinary time. DlKu.iiiK' (ira ve« All Nlfflit. The cemeteries were compelled to keep men at. work all through the night, digging graves, and in some of the larger cemeteries they barely man aged to make them with sufficient speed. At one time Sunday afternoon 14 burials were in progress in Rose Hill cemetery, and all of them were Interments of victims of the fire last Wednesday afternoon. Over Two Tlionunm! Mourner*. In the rooms of one undertaker on the south side, early a fraternal soci ety held services over the members of their order at the same time, and all of them were buried side by side in Waldheim cemetery. Lurent l-'nilI*in 1 In Cliti* In the home of the millionaire manu facturer. Ludwig Wolff, at 1329 Wash ington boulevard, was held the quad ruple funeral of his daughter, Mrs. William H. Garn, and her three chil dren. A crowd of more than 1,000 people surrounded the house, and the police were compelled to open a pass age way for the pall-bearers. Dead Now Number* BSN. These are but instances of what hap pened throughout the length and breadth of Chicago Sunday. Multiply the funerals mentioned by 20, and a better idea can be had of this first Sab bath day in the new year. The list of dead was increased to 588 Sunday by the death of Leroy Rainbold, a boy of four years, who was severely burned and died in St. Luke's hospital. Of the ten bodies at the county morgue, four were identified Sunday. First Day of Ileat. The injured, of whom there is any record, now number 103, although the number of those who were hurt slight ly would swell this number greatly. Numbers of people went to their homes after the fire without reporting them selves to the police as injured. Outside the aumerousu funerals that were held in the city Sunday, It was the first day of rest the city has known since last Wednesday afternoon. Less than twenty persons called at the of fice of the chief of police for permits to visit morgues, and few people were at the hosiptals. Every Tlienti-r Ordered Closed. Saturday night every theater in the city of Chicago was dark and its doors were locked. Not one of them will be open to the public until their man agers have complied in the fullest man ner with every section of the ordi nances regulating playhouses. There was a hasty rush of theatrical managers to the office of Mayor Har rison in the effort to secure the with drawal. or at least a postponement of the order, but their reception was of an exceedingly ltosty nature. Th«*nter Proprietor« Arrested. Will J. Davis and HarryPowers, pro prietors of the Iroquois theater, and Building Commissioner Williams are under arrest, charged with manslaugh ter They have been released on $10, 000 bonds, and their hearing is set for January 12. The unprece Hen r* It To .SIkii \ nuIo-Knllan Treaty. London, .Tan. 4.—The Anglo-Italian arbitration treaty, which is on practi cally the same lines as the Anglo French treaty, is expected to be signed this week. The agreement has already been drawn up by Foreign Secretary Lansdowno and Sig. Panza, the Italian ambassador to Great Britain. lledy Interred at Sntnloval. Sandoval, III.. Jan. 4.—The body of Miss Lilly Powers, one of the Iroquois fire victims, was Interred here Satur day. This Is the former home of her parents. Appoint* School Conn»I**loner. Jefferson City, Mo, Jan. 4.—Gov. Dockery Saturday announced the ap pointment of W. S, Shipp, of Center view, to be school commissioner of Johnson county, to fill the vacancy oc casioned by the resignation of C. M Thompson. 1 >ih* OH Prod uc( inn. Dallas, Tex , Jan. 4.—Th« official flg-\ tires of crude oil produced In Texas for tha year 1903, given out Saturday, show an approximate production of 17,000,000 barrels. — ; SENATOR DIETRICH'S TRIAL For Alfted Conspiracy and Bribery In Postal Appointments. Able Attorney« Retirement lloth Side« and Indient Ion* Point Sharp Lewal Rnttle. Omaha, Neb., Jan. 4.—This morning the trial of f nited States Senator Clias. H. Dietrich! will begin in the federal court. Senanlcr Dletiich has been in dicted on three different counts for the alleged violation of section 181 of the rovised statutes: alleged conspiracy with Postmaster Fisher of Hastings to violate section 1781, and for the al leged leasing of buildings and receiv ing benefits therefrom while a member of the United States senate. The two former indictments are named as ones to come to trial first, and the indications point to a legal battle to which of the two will first be tried. Senator Dietrich's counsel has already stated to the court that he will attack the validity and suf ficiency of (he conspiracy count, and this motion when presented no doubt will receive extraordinary attention. District Attorney Summers has an nounced his wish to first try Senator Dietrich on the conspiracy charge, while the senator's counsel has stated that the court will be asked to first try the case on the indictment charg ing indirect violation of the statute. For Senator Dietrich will appear a3 counsel Gen. John C. Cowin. of Oma ha, and J. R Batty, of Hastings. Gen. Cowin is known as one of the most astute of western lawyers. He is an orator of more than ordinary re nown, and lias conducted the defense in a large number of important trials. For the government, District Attorney William S. Summers, assisted by As sistant District Attorney John R. Rush, will conduct the prosecution. About 125 witnesses have been called to testify in thç, Dietrich case. They include for the greater part business and professional men and clerks in the Hastings post office. A new petit jury of 60 members has been called, the members of which have been in the city for a week. PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED. <Tin*eil (In* Death of Two find the Serlon* Injury of at Least Thirty Other Passenger«. Baltimore, Md., Jan. 4.—A broken rail caused 'Me derailment of three cars on an east-bound passenger train of the Western Maryland Sunday, caus ing the death of two persons and the serious injvjy of a number of other passengers and trainmen, the number of injured being placed at 30. ladies' coach, which was the last of the train, rolled down the mountain side, a distance of 80 feet, and landed bottom upward. The accident occurred near Blue Mountain House Station, 1.5 miles east of Hagerstown, Md. The DEATH OF JOHN W. STRONG. Severnl Year* Connected With F« the Chicago Tribune—Died in a I t lie .llotion Train. . 5.—John W. Strong, l'or several yejrs commercial editor of the Chicago Tribune, died Sunday morning in lis berth on board the Monon train f short time before the latter reached Indianapolis. The de ceased left Clieago Saturday evening to visit his brilher. a conductor of the Monon railroaf, living in Indianapolis, over Sunday. Death Is supposed to have been caus'd by heart failure. The body was takjn to the house of the brother in Indanapolis. Itcrtli TWO ST. L UIS BOODLE CASES Robert >1. î lydcr's Appeal to Argued Tn «ilny nml Sell net tier*«» Henriiy For Wednesday. Jefferson tfcty, Mo., Jan. 4.—The criminal doejet for division No. 2 of the supremet courut for the January call as set |a tu relay contains two of the St. Loujf-- boodle cases. The cas ■ if Robert M. Snyder, of Kansas City <onvicted in St. Louis on the charge f bribery, will be argued in the supreme court to-morrow. The car* f John H. Schnettler, of St. Louis, airo convicted of bribery, will be ar u«-d Wednesday The case of George Cr llhr , the Union bank robber and niurd •;•♦ r of Detective Schumacher, will be he, tu on Tuesday. REWARD -OR GARTH S BODY. Tew Thoum ml Dollar* I* Offered by Fntlier ol Man Who Jniuped Into tlie Sea. New York, Jan. 4.-—Ten thousand dollars will be paid for the recovery of Granville W. Garth, the president of the Moehanics' national bank, who dis appeared from the steamship Denver, Christmas night, and who is supposed to have jumped into the Gulf of Mex ico while suffering from mental worry Wrecking crews «along the coast are expected to take up the offer, and watchers will be stationed at various points where the tide is likely to drift the body. In<tlnmi Family. Terre Haute, Ind.. Jan. 4.—Frank Tuttle, former county surveyor, Satur day read ihe name of Grace Tuttle as one of the dead In Chicago. His daugh ter Grace went to Chicago Monday to study music, but the family had no Information that she attended the Iro quois matinee until they read the re port. Sail New* F< Hotel nittl lle.tnurant Humeri. Butler, Mo., Jan. 4 —The hotel and restaurant at the depot burned Sat urday. The cause Is unknown. The loss Is partially covered by insurance. An an Afternoon fatter. New York, Jan. 4.—The New York Dally News, which about a year ago abandoned the afternoon newspaper field and became a morning publica tion. has discontinued its publication as a morning newspnper and. begin ning to-day, will appear as an after noon paper. Santu.-Dunmnt Sulla For New York. Havre, Jan. 4,—Sanfps-Dumont, the Brazilian aeronaut, sailed for New York Saturday on the French line »team La Savoie."