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WMi RICHMOND IN THE SPRING OF 1865 Cor'iOHt I9'2 By Dodo, Mio and Comhanv 8YNOPSI8. Mm, Vnrny. trlf of a Confedere lanera!, has lost one son and Another la dying from wound. Bha reluctantly gives 'it consent (or Wilfred, the younneat, to Mn the army If hie fMhr cptmerits The federals are making; their last assault In an effort to capture Richmond. Edith Varnev secures from President Davla a She declares he must not so and tells him of the commission from the presi dent. He Is ttranirely agitated and de clares he cannot accept. Thorne decides to escape while Edith leaves the room to get the commission, but Is prevented Dy the arrival of Caroline Mltford, Wilfred s iweetheart. Ms Arrelsford of the Con federate secret service, a rejected suitor of Edith's, detect Jonas, Mrs. Varney butler, carrying a note from a prisoner In l.lhhv prison. Arrelsford suspects It Is Intended for Thorne The note reads: "Attack tonight. Plan 1. Use Tele graph." Arrelsford declares Thorne Is Lewi Dumont of the Federal secret service, and that his brother Henry Is a prisoner In Llbhy. Edith refuses to be lieve and suggests that Thome be con fronted with the prisoner as a test. An order comes from General Varney for Wilfred to report to the front at once. Edith Is forced to carry out her part In the test of Thorne. The prisoner Is thrust Into the room alone with Thorne recognises him as his elder brother. Hen ry Dumont. They put up a fake flirht and Henry accidentally kills himself. Caroline goes to the war department tele graph office to send a message to Wilfred. Arrelsford suspects a double meaning and refuses to let It go through. He and Bdtth secrete themselves to watch Thorn), who arrival Arrelsford expects CHAPTER XII. Thorne Takes Charge of the Telo graph Office. Arrelsford stared after the departs lng figures with a mixture of amuse ment, contempt and annoyance In his (lance. 80 soon as the door had closed behind them he turned to Lieu tenant Foray, who was regarding him with Ill-concealed aversion. "Let me have that dispatch," he began in his usual peremptory man ner. "You said you had an order, sir," returned Foray stubbornly. "Yes. yes," replied the secret serv io agent Impatiently, throwing an order on the table, "there It Is, don't waste time." But Lieutenant Foray was not sat isfied, principally because he Old not wish to be. He scrutinised the order carefully, and with great distaste at Its contents. It was quite evident that If he could have found a pos sible pretext tor refusing obedience be would gladly have done so. His sympathies were entirely with Miss Mltford. "I suppose you are Mr. Benton Ar relsford, all right T" he began delib erately, fingering the paper. "Certainly I in," returned Arrels ford haughtily. "We have to be very careful now- l've Accepted Your Invitation, You See." adays," eootlnued Foray shortly. "But I reckon It's all right. Here's the telegram." "Did the girl aeetn nervous or 1 ex cited when she handed this in?" asked the other, taking the message. "Do you mean Miss Mltford'" asked foray reprovingly. "Certainly, who else?" "Yes. ahe did." "She was anxious not to have It seen by anybody?" "Anxious? I should say so. She didn't vea want me to aeo it" "Umphl" Mid Arrelsford. "I don't mind telling you, Mr. Foray, that we are on the truck of a serious affair and 1 believe she's mixed up in It" BOUND TO LOVE EACH OTHER Probably Third Woman Waa Right, but the Other Two Must Have Felt Somewhat Uncomfortable. There was a great crowd at the pic ture exhibition, and empty aeata were at a premium, when two pretty women spied and asede for a place at the M'lf-same moment. They reached the prise together, both pretending Ig norance of the other, and, flopping themaeivas down, succeeded In squeea- 1CRET SERVICE RFTNC THT HAPPFNTNGS rtF A 1WG HT rTjgr PtAY BY iAflffflAÑr Gillette; BYCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY ILLUSTRATIONS BY EDGAR BERT SMITH "But that dispatch Is to young Var ney, a mere boy, the general's son." urged the lieutenant "I didn't know he had gone to the front 80 much the worse. It's one of tho ugliest affairs we have ever bad. I had them put me on It and I nave got it pretty close. We have had some checks, but we will end It right here in this office Inside Of thirty minutes." There waa a alight tap on the door at this Juncture. Arrelsford turned to the door, opened it, and found him self face to face with a soldier, who saluted and stood at attention. "Wei!, what Is ltT" "The lady's here, air," said the sol dier. "Where Is she?" asked Arrelsford. "Waiting down below at the front entrance." "Did she come alone?" "Yes, sir." "Show her up here at once. I sup pose you have a revolver here," con tinued the secret service man. turn ing to Lieutenant Foray, who had listened with much interest. "Certainly," answered Foray, "we are always armed In the telegraph of fice." From a drawer In the table he drew forth a revolver which he laid' on the top of the table. "Good," said Arrelsford, "while I want to handle this thing myself, I may call you. Be ready, that's all." "Very well." "Obey any orders you may get, and send, out all dispatches unless I stop. you. "Yes, sir." "And If you don't mind, I don't care to have all these messenger boys com lot; back here. I will order them te stop In the hall. If you have any messages for them you can take them out there. I don't want to have too many people In the room." "Very good, sir. Will you give the order to your orderly when he brings up the young lady?" "Yes." Arrelsford stepped to the door, and Foray busied himself with the click ing Instruments. After a few mln utea' conversation with the orderly, who had Just returned, Arrelsford UBhered Edith Varney Into the room. With not even a glance at the opera tor in her intense preoccupation, the girl spoke directly to Arrelsford. "I I've accepted your Invitation, you see." "I am greatly obliged to you, Mlaa Varney," returned Arrelsford with deferential courtesy. "As a matter of Justice to me It was " "I didn't come to oblige you." an swered Edith haughtily. She had never liked Mr. Arrelsford. His addresses had been most unpleas ant and unwelcome to her, and now 6he not only hated him but she loath ed him. "I came here." ahe continued, as Arrelsford attempted to speak, "to see that no more " her voice broke for a moment, "murderB are commit ted here to satisfy your singular cu rioslty." Murders!" exclaimed Arrelsford. flushing deeply. The girl nodded. "The Union soldier who escaped from prison " she began. "la the man dead?" Interrupted Ar relsford. "The man ta dead." "It Is a curious thing, Miss Var ney," 'continued the other with cut ting emphasis, "that one Yankee prts- oner more or less should make eo much difference to you, isn't It? They are dying down in Libby by the bun dreds." "At least they are not being killed In our houses, in our drawing-rooms. before our very eyes?" She confronted Arrelsford with a bitterly reproachful glance, before which his eyes for a moment fell, and he waa glad Indeed to turn to another orderly who had Just entered the room. "Have you kept track of him?" he asked In a low voice. "He'a coming down the street to the department now. sir." "Where has he been since he left Mrs. Varney's house?" "He went to his quarters on Carey street. ' We got In the next room and watched him through a trapsom." "What waa he doing?" "Working on some papers or docu menta." Ing breathlessly and miserably la. There they sat then, eucb scowling and staring at the rudeness of her re spective neighbor, each wriggling and squirming aa much aa possible In or der to crowd that neighbor still further. Finally the nltuatlou became acute, and one of the women spoke with fine sarcasm: "1 beg your par don, but do you need the whole seat?" "1 beg yours," the answer came, "but I novel talk to strangers." Juat then a third pretty woman "Could you see there? Did you gee what they were?" "They looked like orders from the war department, sir " "Me Is coming here with forged or ders, I suppose " "I don't doubt It, sir." "I surmise that his game 1 to get control of these wires ahd then aend out dlspatchea to the front that will take away a battery or a brigade from some vital point the vital point Indi cated by 'Plan 3.' That's where they mean to attack tonight." "Looks like It air," agreed the or derly respectfully. " 'Plan 1.' that's where they will hit us," mused the secret service agent "Is there a guard In the build ing?" "Not inalde, sir," answered the or derly, "there's a guard in front and sentries around the barracks over in the square." "If I shouted they could bear from this window, couldn't they?" asked Arrelsford. "The guard In front could hear you, sir. But the time Is getting short He must be nearly here; yon'd better look out, sir." Edltb Varney had heard enough of the conversation to understand that Thome was coming. Of course It would never do for him to see her there. "Where am I to go?" she aeked. "Outside here on the balcony," said Arrelsford. "There I" no closet In the room end It Is the only place. I will be with you In a moment" "But If he should come to the win dow r We will step In at the other win dow. Stay, orderly, see If the win dow of the commissary general's of fice, the next room to the left Is open." They waited while the orderly went out on the balcony and made his In spection. The window of the next room Is open, sir," he reported. "That's all t want of you. Report baek to Corporal Matson. Tell him to get the body of the prisoner out of the Varney house. He knows where It's to go." "Very well, sir.' "Mr. Foray," continued Arrelsford, whoever comes here you are to keep on with your work and don't give the slightest sign of my presence to any one on any account You under stand?" "Yes, sir," said Foray from the tel egraph table in the center of the room. He had caught something of the conversation, but he was too good a soldier to ask any questions, besides his business was with the tel graph, not with Mr. Arrelsford. "Now, Miss Varney," said the se cret service agent, "this way, pleaae." He opened the middle window. The girl stepped through, and he was about to follow when ho caught sight of a messenger entering the room Leaving the window, he retraced hla steps. "Where did you come from?" he said abruptly to the young man. "War department, sir." "Carrying dlspatchea?" "Yes, sir." "You know me, don't you?" "I've seen you at the office, sir, and " "I'm here on department business," said Arrelsford "AH you have to do Is to keep quiet about It. Weren't you stopped In the hall?" "Yes, sir. but I had a dispatch from the president that had to be deliv ered to Lieutenant Foray." "Well, It la Juat as well." said Ar relsford. "Don't mention having seen me to anybody under auy pretext and stay here. You might be needed. On seopnd thoughts. Foray, let ajy mes aenger come In." With that Mr. Arrelsford stepped out onto the balcony through the win flow, which he closed after him, and he and fcMith disappeared from view. "Messenger," said Foray. "step down the ball and tell the private there that by Mr. Arrelaford's orders messengers are allowed to come up as they report. The room which had been the scene of these various colloquies became silent save for the oontlnuoua click ing of the telegraph keys. Presently two messengers came back and took their positions as before. Hard on their heels entered Captain Thorne. He waa In uniform, of course, and a paper waa tucked In hla belt. He walked rapidly down the room, acknowledged the salutea of the messengers, and stopped before the table. His quick scrutiny of the room as he advanced had shown btu that there waa no one present except the messengers snd Lieutenant Foray. Foray glanced up, nodded, finished taking the dispatch which was on the wires at the time, wrote It out, put it In his envelope, and then rose to his feet and aaluted. "Captain Thorne," he said. "Lieutenant Foray," replied Thorne taking the order from bis belt and handing It to the operator. "Order from the department?' asked Foray. "I believe so." answered Thorne briefly. Lieutenant Foray opened It and read It passed, stopped and addressed tbe two at once: "Why. to think of find lng you two here together! And I have always wanted to Introduce you, because I Juat know you will Juat love each other. Mabel, this Is Maud, and Maud, this Is my dear old Mabel. You are bound to lovo each other, because you are eo exactly alike In disposi tion!" Lets There to Capture. During the civil war there waa an Irishman of the Thirty sixth indiana. They want me to take a cipher dispatch over to the president'! house," he said' as he finished. "Yes," said Thome, moving to the vacant place at the table. He pulled the chair hack a little, tossed his hat on the other table, and otherwise made himself at home. "I are ordered to stny here -until you get hack." he began casually, shoving the paper aside and stretch ing his hand toward the key. "That's an odd thing, captain," be gan Lieutenant Foray dubiously. "I understooi that the president was meeting with the cabinet In fact, Lieutenant Allison went over there to take some code work a moment ago. He must have gone home, I reckon." "Looks like It," eald Thome quiet ly. "If ho Is not at home you had better wait. "Yes," said Foray, moving iirnr. "I suppose I had better wait for him. You will have to look out for Allison's wire, though, on the other table. He waa called over to the department." "Oh, Allison!" said Thorne care lessly. "Be gone long, do you think?" "Well, you know how It Is. They generally whip arotlnd quite a while before they make up their minds what they want to do. I don't suppose they will trouble yoo much. It's as quiet as a church down the river. Good night" "8ee here, Mr. Foray, wait a mo ment You had better not walk out and leave no matter," continued "Look Out for Youraelf, Captain." Thorne, as the operator stopped and turned buck. it's none of my busi ness, still If you want some good ad vice, that Is a dangerous thing to do." "What is it. captain T" asked Foray. somewhat surprised "Leave a cigar lying mound an of fice like that. Somebody might walk In any minute and take It away. I can't watch your cigars all day." He picked up the cigar, and before i-oruy cowld prevent It. lighted It and, began to smoke. Foray laughed. "Help yourself, csptaln, and If there Is any trouble you will find a revolver on the table." "I kpo. said Thorne, "but what makea you think there is going to be trouble T" "Oh, well, there might be." "Been having a bad dream?" asked the captain nonchalantly. "No, but you never can tell. All sorts of thlnga are liable to happen In an office like this, and " "That's right," said Thorne, pulling away at his cigar, "you never can tell. Hut see here. If you never can tell when you are going to have trouble you had better take that gun along with you. I have one of my own." "Well," aald the operator, "If you have one of your own, 1 might aa well." He took the revolver up and tucked It In hla belt. "Look out for yourself, captain. Ooodby. I will be back aa soon aa the president gives me that dispatch. That dlapatch I have Just tlnlslsed la for. the commissary gener al's office, but tt can wait until the morning." "All right, said Thome, and the next moment the operator turned away while the clicking of the key called Thome to the table. It took him but a few minutes to write the brief massage which he addressed and turned to the first messenger, "Quar termaster Oeneral." "He wasn't In his office a short time ago, sir," said the messenger. Very well, find him. He has prob ably gone home and he has to have this message." "Very a"ood, sir." The key kept up Its clicking. In a short time another measage was writ ten off. "Ready here," cried Thorne, looking at the other messenger. "This Is for the secretary of the treasury, marked private. Take It to his home." "He wa down at the cabinet meet ing a little while ago, sir," said the second messenger. "No difference, take It to his house and wait until he comes." ÍTO BE CONTINUED.) Pa Knows Why. Pa. why Is It that dentists call their offices dental parlors?" "Because they are drawing rooms, my son." who, while on tbe skirmish line at Dallas, saw a good chance to capture a confederate. He availed himself of the opportunity, captured hla man, and was passing to tbe rear with his pr:sotier, when one of his comrades called out to him: "Pat, let me have that man. I will take him over to Oeneral Gross, our brigade comman der. ' "Ntver mind, me boy." replied Pat "1 left a million back over the hill there. Qo youraelf and fetch one of tho lad over and take him to Oea eral Groa,"' FLOOD AT HIILSBORO SIX-FOOT WATER WALt DEVAS TATES NEW MEXICO TOWN. Thomas Murphy, Pioneer Resident and First Sheriff of Socorro County Drowned Houses Destroyed. Watrn Newspaper Union New Service. Nurt. N. M. A telegram from Lake Valley. N. M., confirms the report that Thomas Murphy, a former sheriff o( Sierra county, was drowned In the flood that destroyed two business blocks tif lllllsboro, the county seat Telephone communication with Hills boro is still cut off and details of the flood are meager. T,'1B property loss Is largo. Among the buildings which wefe destroyed were the postofflca, drug store and the Kelly ft Miller Mercantile Company's big establish ment The flood was caused by continued rains, which had swollen the mou'i tain arroyas, and a cloudburst, which sent a wall of water six feet high roar lng through the town. Most of the SOP Inhabitants had been warned and those loving in the lower part of the town hud sought safety on the hill side. All of the adobe houses In the path of the flood were destroyed. lllllsboro Is one of the pioneer niln lag camp's of the Southwest, nearby mines having produced several mil lions of dollars in silver during the early '80s. The town Is 180 miles north of Mke Valley, the nearest stutton on the Santa Fé railroad. June Crop Report. Sonta Fé. --Estimates as of Juno 1, with co.,iparlf :ti8 made by the bureuu 01 statistics. In co-operation with the V. 8. Weather Bureau follow. ' N. Max. V s bushels. bushels. WINTER WHEAT June 1, forecast. 1,000.000 6.r0,000.000 l-'innl, av. 6 yra., 11)00 - 1913 GSO.00O 441,212.000 HI'RINO WHEAT June 1, forecaat. 700.000 282.000.000 Klnul. av. r yr 101 - 1913 477.000 245.47O.O0U OATS June. 1, forecast. 1, 00,000 2, 160.000.000 Flnul, av. 5 yrs.. 190 - 1913 1.415.000 1.131. 175, 00 BARLEY June 1. forecast. 100,000 206.000,000 Final, av. f yrs., 190 - 1918 15.000 181. 81.000 HAY N. Mex U.S. Condition June 1, 1914 93 KH.J Condition June 1, 6-year av. 88 87.4 ALFALFA Condition June 1, 1914 95 98.9 Condition June 1. 8-year av. 90 91.1 1'ASTIItK- ' lit K,r, June 1, 1914 .... 96 89.8 Condition June 1. 10-yr. av. 85 90. 1: CAI'.HAdES Condition June 1. 1914 91 84.6 Condition June 1, 8-year av. 86 96.5 ONU NS Condition June 1, 1914 ... . (0 St. i Condition June 1. 8-year av. 91 89.7 APl'LKsV- Condl'lun June I, 1914 87 73.7 Condition June 1. 10-yr, av. 67 66.5 I'HAi'HKS Condition June 1, 1914 75 61.7 Condition June 1. 10-yr. av. 54 59.2 PBAKH Cot, .;m. 01 June 1, 1914 81 6S.4 Condition June 1. t-year av. 62 65.3 WATKRM Kl.( INS Condition June 1. 1914 86 77.0 Condition June 1, 8-year av. 83 79.7 CANTALOUPES Condition June 1. 1914 86 82.1 Condition June 1. 8-year av. 84 80.0 NTH AK BEETS Condition June 1. 1914 90 95.3 Condition June 1. 8-year av. 88 89.5 Printed and distributed by the Weather Bureau Suntn Ke Man Slays Wife as Visitor Flees. Ijíh Cruces. Returning home at 1 :30 o'clock In the morning. W. B. Car roll, a wealthy rancliimiu of Ajitliouy found a man in hie wife's bedroom, ac cording to his own statement. H sbct his wife, killing her practically ii.Mtuntly. The man escaped. Carroll then telephoned the sheriff here. The officer drove to tho Carroll ranch In his automobile, arrested Carroll and started hack. On the return trip they met .1. M. WigginH, former reclama tion service employé, on the road and the sheriff took him into custody ae a witness. Wiggins was a boarder at tbe Carroll rauch. Million Pounda of Wool. Magdalena, N. M- Millions of dol Ik i - are going to be made In sheep and wool In Socorro county this year. The l.uua and Frank Iluliliet! wool clipH amount to more than a million pounds each and 9U to 95 per cent ot the lamba are being saved. Frank Hubbell will have some 60, Oou lambs. The Montosia Sheep Com pany, -las. Davis manager, will turn out some 3U.O0O or more lambs and about 922.500 worth of wool. Tbe Ful lertons, Jose M. Jaramlllo and Son ol Burley, Morley and I will and a dozen othere will sell from 10.000 to a hall million pounds of wool, and a large proportion of lambs. Wool will aver age seven pounds per head with a price h round 15 cents. Gallup -The wool season this year Is unusually favoruble. The quality, quantity and price are all better. It bas been several years sine the wool growers have fared so well. The Navajoes will share In this Increased prosperity and tlM traders who deal with them. The lambing season thla year bas also been good, tbe percent age of loas belnr very small. Stat Wins Damage Case Appeal. Santa Fé. The Supreme Court of the state reversed the finding of the District Court at i.hk Vegas whereby Dr H. M Smith ousted from tbe superintendent')- of the state tnsane rovlsion asylum of contract between board and em ployé. Dr. Siulth aliened violation of contract. HOW WOMEN AVOID OPERATIONS By Taking Lydia E. Pink. ham's Vegetable Compound. Cleveland, Ohío - " Ms left side pained me eo for several yean that I expected to have to undergo an opera tion, but the first bottle I took of Lydia K. Pink ham's Vegetable Com pound relieved me of the pains in my side and I continued its use until I became regular and free from pain. I had asked several doc tors if there was anything I could take to help me and they said there was do thing that they knew of. I am thankful for such a good medicine and will always give it the highest praise. " Mrs. C. H. Griffith, 7306 Madison Ave., Cleveland. Ohio. Hanover, Pa." I suffered from fe male trouble and the pains were so bad at times that I could not sit down. The doctor advised a severe operation but my husband got me Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound and I experienced great relief in a short time. Now I feel like a new person and can do a hard day's work and not mind it What joy and happiness it is to be well once more. I am always ready and willing to apeak a good word for the Compound. " Mr. Ada Wilt, 196 Stock St, Hanover, Pa. If there are any complications yon do not understand write to I. Hla K. IMnkham Medicino Co. (confidential) Lynn, Mass. Tour letter will he opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence. SCORED ONE ON HIS RIVAL Brown Had Overlooked Leap Year and Jonee Was Quick to Mark the Point. Irving Fletcher, the well-known aeV vertielng expert, said at an advertis ing men's dinner at Delmonlco's In New York: "A good advertisement never lies. It never deceives. For It can only pay by maktnj life patrons, not tran sient ones. "A good advertisement never lies, but It states its case as strongly as possible, and It avails Itself of every point, however slight. There It Is like young Jones. "Young Jones proposed at Lake wood to a pretty girl, but eho said un certainly, swinging her slim foot In and out of ber Flashed skirt: 1 like you. Mr. Jones. 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The optician said there waa a defect in hla ayea which was hard to reach. "He uaad to drink coffee, aa wo all did. and finally quit it and began to use Pos turn. That waa three year ago and he has not had to wear glasses and ha had no trouble with, his eye since. "I waa always fond of tea and coffee and finally became so nervous I could hardly sit still long enough to eat a meal. My heart waa In such a con dition 1 thought I might die at any time. "Medicine did not give me relief and I was almost desparata. It waa about this time fa decided to quit cot fee and uso Pos turn, and have used II erar since. I am In perfect health. No trouble now with my heart and never felt better In my life. "Postum has been a great blessing to us all. particularly to my son and myself." Name given by Poatum Co., Battle Creak, Mich. Road "The Road to Well rilla." In pkga. Postum now ramea In two forms: Regular Postum--must be wall boiled. 15c and 2So packages. Instant Postum la a soluble pow der. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly in a cup ot hot water and, with cream and sugar, makea a delicious beverage Instantly. 30c and 60c tin. The coat par cdp of both klnda la about the sama. "There's a Roaaon" for Postum. sold by O rocera.