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Returning to his home late one evening when his wife was la tied, ho entered an adjoining chamber In which a light was turned .low and saw a man in evening dress advancing to meet him. In a twinkling there came a revelation of InSdelity on the cart of his wife. lie was about to spring forward to grasp the man by the throat when he discovered that he was looking at Ids own Image in a mlr-, ror. He took off his clothes and J crawled Into bed, but not to sleep. 1 Suppose his wife, whom all the men admired, should thus dishonor him! Tito Idea, having taken root, grew and expanded until It monopolized the prin-, clpal.pnrt of his brain. j The time came when something more than a reflection confronted him. One evening when ho desired to go to the opera his wife asked to be excused from accompanying him ou the ground of feeling indisposed. Since the piece was a favorite with him ho concluded to go alone. He heard little of the na sic, however, for an idea got Into M.i head that his wife's indisposition was I CTTrtTirP 6 ' trrttr-nentT 1 jiiu&eo (t MnrouiN, PHOTOGRAPHERS OverNatiotul Bank, - - Barre, Vt. I Fine work promptly executed. Our prices are low for first-class work. Call and see us. II1EFFECT8 111 HATS lhave just received the latest styles and4would be pleased to show you the new effects in Trimmed Hats. MRS. L. J. CARON, In the Gamy House, No.r45 Pearl St. Extension, Barre, Vt. New Literature ! We have just added to our Renting Library LADY ROSE'S DAUGHTER, THE SI'KXDERS, RICHARD KOSN'Y, THE CAPTAIX, Til K WOMKX WHO TOIL, CAPTAIN RAVENS HAW. We keep it up to date ; the people keep it in use. Ninety- five subscribers have signed for M' I M our ivipg.tzine uinrary in 30 days Are you in it f 20,30 or 40 cents pays the bill at the Barre Book Store, CHAS A. SMITH, Prop. UO North. Main St., Gordon Block. We Will Make the Gga Trust Look like a plate of cold Lima beans if you insist on having Union-made Cigars. Just trry the " DEFENDER," manufactured by Harry P. Page. FOR SALE by ALL CIGAR DEALERS. BROKERS IN TOOT RACE. Sovel t nHnt Arranged y London SitoeU i:ili:iaite Members. One hundred and seven London Stork Exelujnse brokers, stout nud lean, young and old, have entered for a fifty- j two mile walking race from Ijndon to Brighton May 1, says a London cable dispatch to the Chieapo Inter Ocean. They will start from the house of com mons at C:0 a. 111. All who reach Brighton by 7:S0 p. in. will be enter tained at a banquet to cost Sl-fitx). Sil ver cups will Le given to the ti i-st three, gold medals will lie awarded for hill climbing, and every one finishing with in twenty-four hours will get a silver medal. The betting is 2 to 1 against any starter doing the distance under nine Lours and three-quarters. Many mem bers of (lie Stock Exchange formerly were athletes, but the only one who was a champion walker is Mr. Nicho las, who now is past Lis prime. Excur sion trains will be run from Loudon to stations along the route, to enable the public to t?ee this burlesque race. Turkeys. Turkeys are great foragers' and will gather nearly their entire food from the fields during the summer, at the same time destroying myriads of grass hoppers, buca and Insects. merely a subterfuge. However, he saw the opera through, then. Joining some friends, went to supper at a cafe. About 1 o'clock ho went home, let him self In with his night key, and was about to go up stairs when he saw a man standing on the stairs. He had been coming down when Rathbone en tered and stopped. Rathbone staggered under the load of horror that had suddenly come upon him. . "Stand where you arel" he said as 60on as ho could get. his 'voice. "Give me time to think. My, wife's name must not be brought Into this affair. We must find some other pretext" "Go to your club," said the man, "and say that you caught the Count de Tourlnne cheating at cards. You chal lenged him and will fight him at day light In the morning." 'The Count de Tourlnne!" "By my Indiscretion my family, one of the oldest in France, must suffer the only stigma ever put upon it But it is better thus than that your wife's reputation should Buffer." "It will not matter. I will put you where only the worms will Interest you." The count advanced, took a card from his pocket threw It on a table and walked out of the front door. Rathbone went into the drawing room and, falling on a divan, buried his face in the cushkms. Half an hour later he went to his club, where he met Spencer Hunt, a Heidelberg chum, whom he told that the Count de Tourlnne had cheated him at cards and a challenge had passed. "Go," he, concluded, "to the address on the eard and arrange the details of the affair." "I am surprised beyond measure," said Hunt, "that Tourlnne should have done such a thing. I am not personally acquainted with him, but his standing both socially and as a man of honor Is the highest Is not this a pretest to cover the real cause of your quar rel?" "Hunt, as you value my friendship ask no questions. Arrange the affair to be fought out till either I or the count Is killed or mortally wounded. Go at once." Rathbone paced back and forth in the hall of the club, waiting. Men were coming and going, occasionally casting a glance at him, wondering what was the matter with him. Fortunately for Rathbone, he bad been so devoted a husband that he had not frequented the club and knew only a few of the members; For an hour he paced, then, suddenly looking up, saw Hunt coming in at the door accompanied by an aris-1 tocratic looking gentleman. Botli ap- j proached Rathbone, the accompanying ' man glaring at him. ! "Is this the man whom you accused of cheating at cards?" asked Hunt. "No." "Count, this is my friend Harvey Rathbone. The Count de Tourlnne, Harvey. There is some mistake." The count, mollified, asked for an ac count of the affair and a description of the person who had been personating him, then returned to his home. Rathbone was worn out with excite ment and the load he bore and did not know what to do. Hunt took him by the arm and led him, to tho Place de la Concorde and thence up the Champs Elysees. There they waiKea ana talked till the sun stood high In the Eky. Then Hunt decided to take hla friend home to face an Investigation. When the front door opened Mrs. Rathbone threw himself into her hus band's arms, hysterically exclaiming: "Oh, Harvey, where have you been? The house has been entered and all my Jewels taken!" ' The two men darted glances at each other full of meaning. It was plain that a thief had played a pretty game and effected his escape. "Thank God!" exclaimed Rathbone. "What do you mean?" cried the wife; "Why, my dear, I mean tho fact Is I have news of the winning of a suit at homo by which I will acquire quite' enough to replace your Jewels. Let us have breakfast." The Jewels were recovered by the police and the thief secured. He had1 formerly been a valet of the Count do Tourlnne. F. A. MITCHEL. Speed of Salmon. v Experiments made In England have shown that a salmon can swim at a speed of forty miles an hour,. NO ACTION IS TAKEN State Department to Await Further Developments In Manchuria. . EUSSIA QUITS NEWCHWAKG Her Forcen Wlttadrnwn Temporary. Count Tannin! Snya, "Itnimia Ha, Not Violated a Mnttle I'ledsre Made to Any Nation." Washington, May 11. The state de partment has received from Minister Conger confirmation of the dispatch from Peking that the Russians re-entered Newehwaug and then retired. The receipt of this advice late in the day brought relief to a strained situa tion, and it wns decided by the depart ment that there was no longer occasion 3 v 1,1 .1 ' COUST CASSINI. for action, even diplomatically, at this stage. Count Cassini In the course of his talk with Secretary Hay very ear nestly impressed upon the secretary his couviction that the Russian govern ment had liTed up to its agreements, and in view of these representations Secretary Hay did not hesitate to diss! pate the impression that might have existed that there remained any need for diplomatic action relative to Man churia by the United States, Great Britain and Japan. . . The. situation consequently lapses back to where it was after the original Russian disclaimer which followed the demands upon China two weeks ago, and for the present the attitude of the United States government will be situ ply one of observance. GEE1IASY UNCONCERNED. IttKsia's Attitude In Mimcliurin CauNfs No Alarm. Berlin, May 11. There lias Ltecrt no change lu the German olficiai attitude in the matter of Manchuria since April 23, when it was said that the foreign o til ce here was indifferent to Itusia's purposes in Manchuria. No odicial statement has been issued. The foreign oilice expresses 110 con cern over the occupation of New chwnng, and it accepts the Russian explanation that nothing aggressive is contemplated, as previously has been stated. FOILS FOR THE PRESIDENT. Roomerelt's Fenelnsr Instructor Bays Hiindmnue Set Abroad. Processor Generoso Pavese of Balti more has arranged with President Roosevelt to give him fencing lessons upon his return from the western tour, says the New York Times. "I find Mr. Roosevelt oue of the keen est sportsmen I have ever met," said Pavese the other day. "lie has the quick eye and aggressive movement that will make him a good fencer. His physical development will adapt him to the exercise, which he will find strenuous enough to please him. I be- ! Hove I will find him a pupil as apt as he is distinguished. It seems to be the purpose of Mr. Roosevelt to have mem bers of his family take up fencing with him, aud if he should succeed I will do everything in my power to make tliem all proficient fencers." Professor Pavese has ordered from Italy a pair of fine fencing foils. They, with a mask and gloves, are to cost $100 in Italy. . The blades are to be of polished steel, engraved and chased with gold. The guards are to be solid silver and to bear au engraved'lnscrip tlon telling that they are the fencing master's gift to the president. The hilts of these foils are to be covered with the finest morocco leather wrap ped with gold. These foils are too handsome for use and are Intended to be ornamental. Professor Pavese is to supply the president with another set of foils for practical use. A Horoscope ot Shnmrock lit. An astrologer in the new English Journal of occultism, Anubis, has been costing the horoscope of Shamrock HI. Shamrock HI. took the water at 1:20 p. m. on St. Patrick's day, but apparently all the saints in the calen dar would be unable to avert the sin ister aspect of the heavens. "The moon." who governs everything aquat- ! ic, was then "in the middle of Scorpio, , in conjunction with the evil South i Scale," absolutely the worst position 'in the zodiac she could occupy. Al ready a serious accident to the yacht sustains and comforts the astrologer. letrnctlve I'ralrle Fire. Velva. N. D., May 11. Dozens ot houses have been destroyed, also thou sands of tons of bay and some live stock, by a prairie fire on the range west of this place. The fire is not yet under control, and the village of Saw ver Is threatened. A young cirl is re- ' ported to have been burned fatally, but particulars cannot be learned. ;.'t "-'- j '-iW-Sw 1 SOCIETY'S DOG PARADE. I'et Canine Outnumber (Iillilren on New Vork'a I'axhloiialile Avenue. Society aud so My' d.ar are con spicuous figures ou Fifth avenue the-? spring days. . The man who lir-t .i.l. "The more I see of nu n the ln'tfer 1 like dogs," tviilit reconstruct and ftni Inlze his philosophy If he were to stand on a corner of the parade ground of the smart set and view the moving throng of stylish turnouts tLat passes up and down Fifth avenue every after noon. There is a d.Jly dog parade on the avenue not a red and tinsel affair with a tirass band, but a parade never, thelcss in which dog fanciers would delight for only thoroughbreds of the highest money value, accompanied by handsomely gowned women, sit ou their satin cushions and take their dal ly airing. "The number of dogs seen every aft ernoon on Fifth avenue in the carriages which fill society's lane exceeds this spring that of any previous year," said an observing policeman who has been on the avenue for years. The view from Forty-second street looking down Fifth avenue on a bright afternoon is a moving picture of car riages. Handsome turnouts with ele gantly gowned women and faultlessly attired men repeat the panorama of New York's gay life. Women accom panied by men, elderly women and young, breathe the exclusive air of Fifth avenue In each other's society, but in the victorias and broughams where the women ride without a grown up human companion the place is filled by his majesty the dog. Dogs are the common eight in carriages, children a rarity. A New York World reporter stood at Fifth avenue and Forty-second street for an hour one afternoon recently and counted the carriages passing this point in which dogs and children rode. The cry that dogs are more welcome than children in the circle of the smart set prompted a test observation. Between 4.30 and 5.S0 p. m. 1,100 carriages passed on the uptown side. On Sat urday afternoons after matinee the av erage is 150 carriages In five uiinutes. Of the 1,100 carriages nineteen held children. There were seventy -one dogs. Dogs of all kinds and sizes, accompa nied by women of as many different types, but all bearing the stamp of lux ury and wealth, were taking their daily outing on the avenue. In a five minute estimate 103 car riages passed, and not one child was seen. In the same interval six dogs rode by. The dog parade may he seen any afternoon and is becoming one of the features of metropolitan life. OLD TIME RIVER RACES. Hark Twain Snlittent Si !)r Steam boat Conteata For St. Louia Fair. Mark Twain has revived the days when he was a pilot on the Mississippi river by a letter to President David R. Francis of the St. Iiouis world's fair, says the New York World. It is au an swer to Sir Thomas Upton's recent susrirestion that a series of old fash ioned Mississippi steamboat races be inaugurated as a feature of the exposi tion. Mark Twain as an old time pilot from which he gets his nom de plume, Is an authority on the subject. His let ter is as follows: Dear President Francis As regards the BucriresMon at Sir Thomas Linton, It ecem to ma that an old ;ishloiu-i Mississippi steamboat race, as a feature ot the tan, would bo a very (rood specialty indeed. Aa to particulars. I think that the rac should be a genuine reproduction of tha old time race, not just 'an imitation of it, und that it should cover tha whole course. I think the boats should begin the trip at New Orleans, and Bide by side (not with an Interval between) and end it at North St. Louis, a mile or two above the big tnound. I think they should have ample forecas tle crowds of negro chantey singers, with able loaders to do the solo and conduct the chorus fronitlie capstan. I should reinstate the torch basket and use the electric for business only. I should ex tinguish, the government liffhts in every crossing throughout the course, for where boats are equally matched in the matters of speed and draft it is the quality of the piloting that decides the race. Have you a couple of six day boats? Then you have a continuous six day .world advertisement, for you would have wire less operators and press representatives on both boats, end they would report the position -of the contestants hourly, day and night, and describe the succeeding or failing jockeying and stratagems of the pilots. This would be an innovation and dreadfully modern, but the value of It would condone it. It would keep the boats quite vividly In sight straight along a stretch Of 1.400 miles, and for the first time the world would see a six day boat race from start to finish. The fair would issue the great war de partment map of the Mississippi, and ev ery citizen would buy a copy and check off the progress of the race hour by hour and arrange his bets with such "judaetty" ns Providence had provided him withal. This map is a yard wide atid thirty-six feet long. It might be well to reduce It a little. As a fair advertisement It would be dif ficult to beat the boat race; ss a spectacle nothing could add to It except an old time blow up as the boats finished the home stretch. Hut this should not be arranged. It Is better left to Providence and prayer. Tours truly, - MAP.lv TWAIN. Government Clerk Arrested. Washington, May 11. Frank M. liar nett, a clerk in the United States bu reau of ethnology, was arrested on a charge of forgery. Burnett's offense consisted in opening private mail ad dressed to officials in the office and ab stracting therefrom' tsvo checks for $175, which he cashed at a local bank ing house. He admitted his guilt and said he used the money to-pay off a debt of $2W. He was appointed from Alabama fifteen months-ago, is twenty-six years old and unmarried. Steel nod Iron, and Host. .When Bteel is exposed to tha action of sea water and tha weather, it la said to corrodo at tha rata of an Inch In eighty-two years. An Inch of iron un der the same conditions corrodes in 100 years. 'When exposed to fresh water and the weather, tha periods are 170 years for steel and 030 years for Iron, SENOR SOTO'S DREAM. it 1 1 I lilted Mate of ten A in e r - lea. A United States of Central America, with oue president one congress, at peace within as without, sui h is the dream of Setior Marco Aurt-lio Soto, from 1VT0 to isvr president of Hon duras, who recently arrived in New York from Cosu Rica and wns inter viewed by a New York Tribune re porter at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York city. Speaking of the sentiment of the five Ceutral American states ou the interoceunlc canal question Senor Soto said: "Central America Is very much dis appointed at the selection of the Pan ama rather than the Nicaragua route by the United States.- Colombia as a body is hostile to America cutting its canal from Colon to Panama because it considers that America would be en croaching ou its territory. There is every probability that the Colombian congress, which meets this month, will refuse to ratify tho canal treaty, al though if America wants tho canal dug through that territory she will un doubtedly dig It willynilly. Central America, on the other hand, is perfect ly willing, even eager, that the United States should choose the Nicaragua route, which, allowing for the sweet water lake of Nicaragua, which the route embraces and whose advantages to ships are obvious, is but little longer than the isthmus route. "The further advantages of the N'ie araugua route are many and divers. The climate Is varied and inland and ou elevations delicious the year round. Americans who have been in the Cen tral American republics contrast it fa vorably even with the United States. The Colombian climate, however, is bad aud the country of few possibili ties. But Central America is rich in tropical fruits, woods, rubber, coffee, cocoa, gold, silver and other minerals. It possesses immense possibilities for further development, given American capital, Interest and immigration. With American methods of sanitation and hygiene It will be as free from fever and malaria as is Cuba today. Central America believes, too, that the United States by railroads could do as much for It as it has done for Mexico. It be lieves American Immigration could bring that peace and prosperity which every right minded citizen desires. That is why we still hope America will reconsider her decision and select tho Nicaragua route for the canal." Manila A'ceds Coftins. Cases of plague are very frequently appearing in Manila, and owing to the attitude of the natives, who, it seems, are adverse to cremation. Major Carter has found it necessary to make a re quest of the municipal board for me tallic coffins, says the Manila Ameri can. Many of the cases which have ap peared and died have been burned, as their relatives have been too poor to purchase the metallic coffins. As the natives object to cremation the muni cipal board has been called upon to furnish the coffins free of cost to plague deaths. N. F. FRAZIER, President. THE OKLAHOMA MORTGAGE & TRUST CO., GUTHRIE, - CAPITAL, INCOBFORATKD. We offer, subject to prior sale, choice Oklahoma farm rnortgag-es bearing 6 per cent In terest net to the investor. We are the oldest loancrs in Oklahoma, having been continuously engaged in the farm loan business for the past twelve years, and in that length of time we have never foreclosed a mortgage or taken a piece of real estate. 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