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THE HIDDEN DOOR Sackett street woke up one Tuesday morning to mid that the shutters had not been taken down from the windows of Burchard's shop. For thirty-two years old Burchard, as everybody called him, had opened his shop for business six days of the week at 7 o'clock in tin; morning, lie had never taken a business day off or lost one through sickness. . The belief was when the shop was found closed that the old man had died In Ll3 bed, and about S:30 o'clock the police came to pick the lock of the door and effect an entrance. All doors find windows were found securely fas tened, and there were no tracks to be found In the shop of lutruders. The officers fully expected to find the dead body of the old man In his bedroom, but much to their surprise no grew some spectaclo met their gaze. As a matter of fact, old Burchard could not be found about the place either living or dead. After a thorough search it was rea soned that be had been called away on business and that the police had been overoffieious. One of their number was therefore left to guard the shop until the proprietor should return and the excitement subsided. Old Burchard did not return. After a week the case was takeu up again, and parties were found who had seen him put up his shutters and lock his door at 9 o'clock Monday night , lie had said nothing of going away, and he had left no message within the shop. All the watches and clocks be longing to his customers were there, as also about ?3,fXX) worth of goods, and among his papers were two notes fall ing due on the day after his strange disappearance. lie owed no man a dollar, and the Idea that he had run away was absurd. The city was searched and the man advertised for, but the week went by and no clew -was secured. One of the strange features of the case was tlmt uo money could be found. The old man never did busi ness with the banks, and no one had ever seen a safe in his shop. He han dled thousands of dollars yearly, but where did he keep tt? He often loaned money on diamonds and plate, but where he deposited them for safe keeping no one had ever learned. Un less he had gone away aud taken his cash with him there ought to be a fortune bidden away in that old shop somewhere. People to the number of a dozen who had raised cash on per sonal property came forward to say bo, but hunt as they did the searchers could find nothing outside the regular stock. The next of kin was a brother, liv ing a thousand miles away. He carua TO EXPLOEE HUDSON EAY. lry"s Former .Vnrlgator In Com mand of Expedition' Shit. 6t. John's. N. F.. July IS. The Ca nadian government ha chartered the Newfoundland sealing steamer Nep tune to convey a scientific espedl'.lor, to Hudson hay. The expedition wiii winter at Chesterfield Inlet. Its object It to determine the availability of the region for a Canadian grain route. Captain Bartlett, for several year nav igator of the Peary steamers, Is in com mand of the nhip, the crew of which -consists of Newfoundlanders familiar with ice work. The scientific party la composed ef Canadians. The ship will enforce the Canadian custom laws against Ameri can whalers who are operating In Hud son bay. This Is the second seal ship chartered within a month, the British admiralty recently securing the Terra Kova to convey a relif expedition to the Antarctic steamer Discovery. Schvrab l.rinlnil rhiladelnhla. Philadelphia, July 18. -Charles M. 'Schwab, who Is stopping at a local ho tel. will leuve the Pennsylvania railroad station for Pittsburg. An order has bean Issued for the transfer of Mr. Schwab's private car from Jersey city to Philadelphia and another order was received to have the coach attached to the mail train which leaves for the west. Governor Odell In Orrjou. Portland. Ore., July IS. Governot Odell of New York. General F. V. Greene and es-Senator T. E. Ellsworth of New York have arrived In this city. They will go up the Columbia river to The Dalles and return to Portland, leaving here for San Francisco by rail. If yon hvn't rirnlT, healthy movement of th bowel evry day. you're 111 or will be. K?-r your towel open, nd be well. Force, In the ihape ot Tloleut physic or pill poison, U diiKeru. Th niootht, anient, moat pertno! way vt keeping the bowola oiuur and cluan i tu take CANDY CATHARTIO EAT 'EM LIKE CANDY Pleaaatit, Palatable, Potent, Tat Good, Do Oood, Never Sicken, Weaken or Urines 10, a and eo cent, pe rbox. Write tot tree amile, and book let on health. Addresa , Sterling Remedy Company, Chlcsao or New York. KEEP YCUB BLOOD CLEIfl BEST FOR THE on ami renewed the search. When it panned out nothing be hired men to raze the build in j: to the ground, aud every brace and beam was tested as it was removed. The work went on until only the cellar walls were left, aud stonemasons tested these with their hammers and found, no hollow spots. The bottom of the cellar was du;? up to a depth of three feet, but no cavi ties or Iron bound boxes were discov ered. That ended the search, end then a detective was employed to take the case up as a whole. lie was a shrewd fellow, but what could he do? A man locks himself luto Lis shop at night. lie Is missing next morning, with all the doors still locked ami the keys on the Inside. lie owes no mail a cent, .but leaves thou sands of Collars' worth of property be hind him. Two hundred newspapers give the affair publicity, and a million people perhaps are on the watch for a man described so and so, but not the slightest trace can be discovered. What was there for a detective to work on? Years went by and the cellar re mained open. No one wanted to buy the site. In time the Burchard mys tery censed to be talked about, and a new generation of boys prow up to play hide and seek In the cellar. Ten years had gone by when three or four boys Jumped into the cavity one day after a football which bad been kicked there. In the struggle for the ball It was kicked bore and there, and finally fell into a hole at the base of the crumbling west wall. In trying to recover Jt the boys pulled away a Stone, and a minute later they hnd Jiscovered a hidden door and solved the vexatious mystery. Old Burchard had constructed a stone vault under the back yard, with an opening from the cellar. He was a running worker, and in making the floor lie had bolted thin slabs of stone lo planks and hung the hinges on the Inside. The keyhole looked like a frac ture in one of the stones, and the whole was so artfully arranged that of the hundreds of men who had searched cot one had suspected the location of the door. In their tests the stone masons probably missed that partic ular spot. You are prepared to learn that old Burchard's bones were found within. The door had swung on him as he en tered the vault to put away his money lor the night and had becomo jammed. I'he fiml air had killed him wlthiu ar hour. Iu that vault were found up ward of $SO,txX in cash and all the property he had loans on, and of the feody there were only bo ties and dust. Of course everybody said that a secret door should have been suspect ed and looked for. Just a If it hadn't been, and all the detectives remem bered wivising the heir to dig up the back yard to look for the vault Never theless, three or four rollicking boys Rot $1,000 apiece for solving the inys tiry that puzzled thousands of older trains. M. QUAD. Prominent Sw Yorker Drowned. New York, July 20. Edwin II. Low, president of the Iw Tourist agency In this city and a well known clubman, has been drowned In Gravesend bay by the capsizing of his yacht. Mr. Low was a member of the international re gatta committee and also held memler ship In the Lotus and the Transporta tion clubs. He had offices In London and was well known to transatlantic tourists. For the Wrestllngr Championship. Jacksonville, ITa., July 20. Tom Sharkey, the famous Irish heavy weight, and Tom Jenkins of Cleveland, the present wrestling champion, have signed for a wrestling match for the championship of the world to take place at the carnival stadlnm In Jack sonville Nov. 7 next. The match Is to be to a finish, best two falls out of three, eateh-as-ca ten-can. Evansrllle Itloters Indteteil. Evansville, Ind., July 20. Elghty elht persons charged with taking part In the recent riot here have been In dicted by the grand Jury. It Is said that more than half of those Indicted are negroes. The names have not been made public. Disaster on the Hudson. . Kingston. Jf. Y., July 20. The schooner Reliance, loaded with brick, has been sunk by the steamer Central Hudson of the Central Hudson line, and Captain Calvin Delaney of Nyack, N, Y., was drowned. A Japanese Miiil1-r ytesiKMN. Tokyo, July IS. The J.-.panese minis ter of the interior has iv:yid on ac count of ill health. He has been sn eeedod by Huron Kodaiua. who will re taiu the governorship of Formosa. Another Fourth of Julr Death. . Worcester, Mass., July IS. Harry Broderu, ajjed nine, who has died at th City hospital, is Worcester's second victim of tetanus as a result of the celebration of the Fourth of July, Fire Ln In Danville, V, Danville, Ya., July 20. The Star warehouse on Spring street, operated by C. D. Noell & Co., and the large four story building owned by John I. Anderson & Co. have been entirely con sumed by fire. The loss Is about ?75, 000, including ?lo,0X worth of tobacco. Bryan Deliver Address. - Chicago, July 20. William Jennings Bryan was the principal speaker at the picnic of the local Democracy here. Mr. Bryan's topic was "The Democratic Ideal," and In the course of his re marks he attacked the second ndroinis- I tration of Grover Cleveland. A CLEW TO BRONXMURDER Negro Snspectc l of Killing toxLury Arrested. PAWNED VICTIM'S WATCE ,liss Tfiomaach, Comiiauion of the Dead Ten Taater on ratal Muht, IdeatlHes Suspect Mioud S Ju ed Tnrae Foond In Hla V New York, July 0 With a strona chain of circumstantial evidence about him the negro Charles Jackson has been placed in the Tombs prison eharg ed with the murder of Charles W. Box bury, the tea expert. The finding of Koxbury's cardcase. streaked with blood, in the negro's room, his admission that he pawned t'ae watch stolen from the murdered man and his poslLlve Identification as the tea expert's assailant by Miss Lil lian Thomasch, who was with Roi bury when he was attacked, convince Inspectors Titus and McClusky they have the right man. A. woman who was supposed to be Jackson's wife, but who says she In man-led to one Mitchell, was sent to the house of detention and Is held as a witness. It Is thought possible by the police that she was with Jackson when the assault made and may be the woman spoken of by Miss Thomasch In her account of the attack. Prisoners Told Conflicting- Stories. Conflicting stories told by the negro and the woman, Lucy Jackson 01 Mitchell, confirm the police In their be lief of his guilt. Throughout the sever al ordeals of arrest, cross questioning and the identification by Miss Thom asch the prisoner remained stolid. He Is of great physical strength and a low order of Intelligence; says he Is twen ty-nine years old and a driver and Is not known to have a criminal record. It was through the watch formerly owned by Roxbury and found in t pawnshop that Jackson was tracked Upon placing the watch In pawn the negro gave a wrong address. Thl threw the detectives oft the trail for a time, and It was due largely to the work' of a colored detective, Qeyton of Brooklyn, that Jackson was traced to his room. After his home had been found several detectives waited out side. When he appeared they arrested him. BuKhnry'i Cardenae Fonnd. His room was searched. Beneath scraps of paper and rags the pigskin cardcase carried by lloxbury was found. The case, which had been used as a purse, was stained with blood and was empty. In a drawer the pawn tick et for the watch was discovered. Watch and cardcase were Identified by Miss Maud Roxbury, a daughter of the mur dered man, and by Harold Legraw, Roxbury's brother-in-law. Miss Thomasch was summoned to Inspector Titus' olile . In a rear room, through the windows of which the light came strongly, four negroes end fotir detectives, all unknown to Miss Thomasch, were placed In line. She was led in and told to look at each man carefully and positively Identified Jackson as the man who struck down Roxbury. Ministerial Crisis In Spain. Madrid, July 20. After a long dis cussion on the navy vote in the council all the members of tlie cabinet ten dered their resignations to Premier Sil vela, who laid them before the king. His majesty thereupon requested Senor Sllvela to form a new cabinet, but the premier declined, and the Marquis Yil laverde, formerly minister of finance, was summoned to the palace. The min isterial crisis Is the result of differences of opinion regarding the reconstruction of the Spanish navy, raising Its strength to approximately what It was prior to the war with the United States. Septanienarlan Kills Son. Grand Rapids, July 20. Henderlck Ten Braak, aged seventy years, shot and fatally wounded his eldest son, Al bert, aged nineteen, and tried to kill his wife, but was prevented by the ar rival of officers. 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She led from the very start and finished more than a mile ahead of the Constitution and over two mile ahead of the Columbia, beating tlm former G minutes and" 29 seconds l;i elapsed time aud the latter 1(? mlnutei and 24 seconds. The Constitution beal the Columbia 9 ruluuteg and 55 sec onds. Starting la a light, favorable breez, the Reliance within fifteen minute! was three-quarters of a mile ahead of the other two hoots, but when tha wind increased, as it did about half ail hour after the start, the new boat did not gain so rapidly. In fact, for twenty miles of the run. made In a good twelve knot breeze nnd the wind forward of the beam, the Constitution held the Re liance in fine shape. Five miles from the finMi, however, the new boat pall ed away very rapidly, while the Co lombia ' steadily dropped behind thu other two after half of the course had been covered. Xrw I'nlveralty Incorporated. Washington, July 2ft. The Universi ty of North America has been incorpo rated. The trustees ore: Henry A. Cas tle, auditor of the treasury, and J. E. Rockwell of thi city; Professor G. Prentice Carson of Philadelphia, Pro fessor Courney French of Lincoln. Neb.; Dr. Norman P. Henley, Edward II. M. Roehr, Henry I. MacMahon. II . S. White and II. Dclmar French of New York. The university is organ ized for the promotion and advance ment of learning' in the ancient and modern languages, journalism, law and for other purposes. Atuerlctt to Tliauk Danes. Washington, July 20. At the iustance of Rear Admiral Cotton ami U'nptain Hemphill of the Kearsurge the navy department has requested the state de partment to make suitable acknowledg ment to the civil and military authori ties and the people of Nyborg, Den mark, for the extraordinary 'manifesta tion of sympathy exhibited by them on the occasion of the death and burial t that place ou June VJ of Frederick Mc Kay, an apprentice ou the Kcarsarge. Xecroes Driven Away. Asiieville. N. C, July 20. Fifty ne groes in the employ of the Southern Hell Telephone and Telegraph compa ny, engaged in building the long dis tance line through the Doggett section of Madison county, west of this place, have been driven out of that section by the mountaineers. A delegation of heavily armed citizens visited the camp and commanded that the negroes leave the country. The negroes did not await a second command. American Yacht "Wins Abroad. Londqn, July 20. The American built schooner yacht Navahoe, formerly own ed by Royal Phelps Carroll, but now the property of Herr George W. Wat jens, was the first boat to reach Deal in the handicap yacht race from the Island of Helgoland to this place, which was started Thursday. Among the starters, In addition to the Navahoe, were Emperor William's Meteor, the empress' Iduna, the Comet and the Therese. Great Electrician Dead. Pasadena, Cal.. July 20. Luther Stieringer, one of the most eminent electrical engineers of the world, has died here of consumption, aged llfty eight years. Stieringer, nest to Edi son, his friend and associate, was re sponsible for the Invention of more electrical appliances than any other man. He had charge of the electric lighting of the PamAmerican exposi tion. ' . Vlaconaln Crops Lost. Milwaukee, Wis.. July 20. Reports of damage from the recent storm are coining in from the southern part of tha state. Crop were batterpd down flat to the ground. In many instances jjraln crops were rendered impossible of harvesting, and the ouly recourse left to the farmers will be to turn their liva stock Into the fields for pasture. Fire Damage Lowell Mill. . Lowell, Mass., July 20; Fire in the Merrimack Print works has done dam age estimated at $200,000. It was lo cated chiefly in the power plant and an adjacent storehouse. . h ". - f "V ' ' ' 1 't ' '- jtk A. ,-. .. . ' ..V C i . 1 . . " V. 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The attendants say that all conditions affecting both mother and child are satisfactory. Grover Cleveland, president of the United States', and Miss Frances Fol som were married in the blue room of the White House on June 2, 1S86. There are now five Cleveland children Ruth, Esther, Marion, Richard Fol som and the latest arrival. Ruth was born Oct. 3, 1801, in Now York city. As "Baby Ruth" she ruled Washington society during her father's second term in the White House. Esther Cleveland was born Sept. 9, lSn3. and U the only child of a presi dent born in the White House. Marion Cleveland was born at Buzzards Bay July 7, 1.X05. Richard Foisom Cleveland was born Oct. 28, 1807, in Princeton, N. J. Powdrr Magazine Explodes. Roanoke, Va., July 20. By the expul sion of a large quantity of dynamite and blasting powder stored in a maga zine near Peaisburg, Giles county, two men were killed outright, sixteen were more or less injured and about 100 oth ers severely shocked. West bound pas senger train No. 1 on the main line of the Norfolk aud Western railroad was going at full speed past the magazine, which was located 2tnj yards from the tracks, when the explosion occurred. The windows of the train were broken and the coaches In other ways dam aged, and not a single person on ihe train escaped injury or shock. Retail tlerlta" Convention. Zaoesville. O., Jnly 20. The conven tion of the International Association of Retail Clerks has adjourned to meet in Galveston, Tex., in 1D0S. The last acts of the convention were to raise the sal ary of President O'Brien from ?300 to $1,200 per year, while Secretary-treasurer Max Morris' salary was advanced from $1,200 to ?l,SO0 per year. The per capita tax was also increased to 40 cents per quarter for men and 20 cents for women. Sen Departnre For American Papers, Kansas City, Mo., July 20. The 8tar has begun successfully the operation of its paper mill built here within the last nine months. The capacity of the mill is forty tons of white paper daily, all cif which will lie consumed by the Star and its morning paper, the Times, The paper is made from pulp shipped from Canada. The London Telegraph is the only other newspaper in the world that manufactures its own paper. Outlaw Gorman Recaptnred. Cody, Wyo July 20. James Gorman, convicted as the murderer of his broth er Thomas, who escaped from the sher iff and two armed deputies who were secretly removing him and another pris oner named Walters to a canyon about two miles from town in order to pro tect the men from a threatened lynch ing, has been captured on Upper Salt creek, in the Big mountains. Prominent Minister Stricken. San Francisco. July 20. Rev, R. C. Fonte. rector of Grace Episcopal church find one of the best known Episcopal divines in the United States, has been stricken with paralysis. For some time he was unconscious and it was feared that he could not survive, but his con flition is now reported as greatly ini proved. Old "Rosin the now" Killed. Somerville, N. J.. July 20. Jack Nix on, seventy years old, a negro who has played at nearly every country dance In this vicinity for fifty years, was killed at Flagtown by a train ou the South Branch railroad. His violin was under bis arm. r THE OKLAHOMA MORTGAGE & TRUST CO,, j GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA. CAPITAL, INCORPORATED. We offer, sabicct tojiriorfsal, choice Oklahoma farm mortgages tearing (,'ptr cent in terest net to the Investor. We are the oldest loaners 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. We can furnish you refut ences that will satisfy the most exacting. Send for a list of offerings. We personally inspect all our securities, interest ana principal remitted ' r , : i , , --. iv . Railroads Deny thai-sea. Wasliington, July 2o. The Illinois Central railroad has filed with the in terstate commerce commission an an swer to an order of the commission re garding the road's rates on grain and grain products. The Illinois Central denies that it made large advauces in rates during the latter half of 1902 ami denies that its rates, including lo cal charges, are unreasonable. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail road has also filed an answer denying the complaint of the Caanon Falls Ele vator company of Minnesota that ita rates on wheat, rye and other small grains from Cannon Falls to Chicago and Minneapolis are unjust and dis criminating. Washington Auditor Short. Washington, July 20. The special re port of the treasury experts on their examination of the affairs of Auditor retty of the District of Columbia fixes the shortage in that office, for which James M. A. Watson, a clerk, is now in Jail, at $73..H)7, the figure heretofore announced. The etperts criticise the system by which ths money was han dled in the auditor's office and make recommendations which- in effect di vorce the funds from the auditor's of fice and enlarge the powers of the Dis trict disbursing officer. Cuban Cocisrreas Adjourns. Havana, July 20. Congress has ad journed sine die after an almost con tinuous session since the time of the inauguration of the Cuban republic on May 20, 11MJ2. One of the final acts of the senate was the ratification of the postal treaty with the United States, ami an act was passed also providing for the adherence of the republic to the universal postal union Dull Times In the Cotton Mills. Fall Rivet-, Mass., July 20. A num ber of the Fall River mills will be closed this week, but the number of the idle spindiers will not be as great aa during the past few days. Last week about 7.000 operatives were out of work, but this week not over 5,000 will be thrown out. Next month a noro extensive curtailment is expected. Mrs. Arthur Promtrated. Cleveland, ., July IS. A newspaper bulletin was the first Information that Mrs. P. M. Arthur had of her hus band's death at Winnipeg. She was too much distressed to make any statement and immediately sent for some friends of the family in this city. When they reach her home communication will be established with the Winnipeg officers of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers. . teauier Monterey a Hopeless Wreck. St. John's, N. F., July lS.-The Brit ish steamer Monterey, which went ashore west of Point Plate, island of St. Pierre-Miquelon, July 14, will be a total wreck. She has twenty-seven fet of water in her hold. Spring Wheat is grown in one section only of the United States, and is the standard for flour. The supply is limited, and ordinary flour necessa rily is made of Winter wheat. Pillsbury's Best Flour is made of selected hard Spring wheat. W. H. BROKSON.'Sec. and Trc. $ioo,ooo ! investor wunout expense. Mention this paper !