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The Times' Daily Short-Story.
Ilarrey r.athbone, being very rich,
took life easy. After several years
Spent at the University of Heidelberg
he married the girl of his choice, and
the next few years were spent by the
roupio wherever they could derive the
most pleasure. One winter they took a
bouse In Pari
Rathbone had always tad Implicit
confidence In his wife till Jealousy set
tled itself upon Mm through a very
lingular cause. 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
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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
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 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
. "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
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
"Go," he, concluded, "to the address
on the eard and arrange the details of
"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.
"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
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
speed of forty miles an hour,.
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
1,1 .1 '
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.
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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 -
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
"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
N. F. FRAZIER, President.
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Prevalence of Dyspepsia
A Serious Menace.
f - T 1 V - -I
I t A 1 iJ- i
Ftivate Cossack preaches the fospei of P.exall.
Miss Constant Toiler: "I do not
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The Temptation ot llev. C. M. Sheldon
Paw. Charles M. Sheldon, author of
"In Ills Steps" and a man who makes
a specialty of believing in the inherent
honesty of 611 mankind, tells a good
story on himself, says the Kansas City ,
Journal. The other day a young couple
appeared at his house to be married.
He performed the ceremony with duo
solemnity and congratulated the bride.
Then he observed the groom searching
through his pockets and looking a bit
humiliated and ashamed. "I am afraid,
parson," he said, "that I ain't got any
money to pay you with." Then after a
moment of deep thought, looking tip
cheerfully, he added, "But I can tell
you bow you can fix your gas jeter so
it won't register."
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