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LOW RATES tickets to and from all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. Far particulars call on or address D. TIERNEY, Agent . Arlington, Oregon 0. B. I H. TIMETABLE . Trains Depart from Arlington . EAST BOUND No, 2 Chicago Special......... 2:30.P M No. 4 Spokane Flyer. ....12:40 A M No. 6 Mail & Express ,. 1 :42 A M WESTBOUND No.-i Portland Special.;. ..... 12:12 P.M No. 3 Portland Flyer.. 3 :05 A M No. 5 Mail dc Express. .; 3:50 A M D. TIERNEY, Agent, Arlington, Or. mm Second Cousin arah by rue avtmok of "dung jidB, srinsren." "iittlb matc iasr." ere, ere. CHAPTER XVI.Cootlnued.) Thorns Kaatbell was not prepared for hi slater's Ormnea. Khe wa right ; mI was thatiKod. Thla wa not the womuu of two year a no, who had owe hop of hlui, and whom he had talked over more tbu once who bad len afraid of him, and had not been altogether wanting In affection for him; thla wa aonte n whom he had scarcely expected to Ind at H4-.ltf Hill. "You would ruin me if you could, then," be ead; "you would stand betweii me and my share of the good iuck wuicn has come to the old woman. You would live on rich a a Jew, and leave me to atarve, or ateal to go to tbe worau. or the prlaon." "1 think that poaalbly I am Id tbe way." said tbe Kentleman ty me "'re place. Intruding upon the converaation for tbe first time; "you and your brother cn arrange tbla little matter no much bet ter without me, Mia Eaatbell." Tom's friend rem and went softly out of the room, and through the oix-n bay window, Into the night air, where be waa hurt to view. Will you tell m who that lr sail Surah. poiutUig to the window through which Captain Peterson had dlanppear ed. A naval officer merchant aervlco," Tom explained; "an Intimate friend of mine a regular swell." The loot time I saw blm. It wa In Potter's Court." said Harah Eaatbell do cialvely; "be cam In and out of No. 2 at uncertain hour of the night, and gave direction to men who were hi brothera, and who aeemed of a lower position than hlmaelf. He took away with him, I re member alao, packagea of bad money. lie was a captain then, but It waa of a gang of coiner!" Thorns Eaatbell at back In hia chair, and glared at bis sister. Sarah looked You want money, I aupposcr ane said. "Who doesn't V he sdded, with a short, sharp latik'h. v "How much will aatlttfy you, and take j on from this house f "Uraudmother does not want to part with me," he said; "but If you and I nre not likely to agree, and matter can ic arranged, a good round aum annual payable In advance, and my name down In the will for a fair abare." "That cannot be." "Then give me a lump aura now, and have done with me. I'll go abroad- I'll take another name I'll do auythlug. "I have money of my owa. I must arrange with you, and spare mat poor old' woman. Ah, Tom!" ahe said, ssdly, "lot her think the beat of you till the laat. I act for grandmother In my own name, and for everything. So It Is In my power to help yoa a little, but you must not be too extortionate. " I hold the money- grandmother hold tbe money in trut for other." "You don't mean" "Never mind what I mean," said Sarah; "all my meanings belong to the future, when I may be no richer than I am when I shall have nothing to do with thla house." 'But grandmother " "Leave all to me trust to my lud ment lu everything. Ry making mo your eunmy, Tom, you make yourself a fog gar." Hhe could not impress this fact too strongly upon a geutloman of Mr. Thorn as Eaatbell 's turn of mind, sud he sat with his hand clutching his knees, per plexsd at laat by ttva problem which she had set him to solve. He did not know that she had risen till her baud fell light ly on his shoulder and then he started, as at the touch of a police officer. "Make up your mind to go away, mid go away soon before grandmother has time to guess tvhat you are, and what your life ha been. To-morrow the next day at the farthest." "It's hard. It's beastly unfair," he ntuttered as Sarah left him with another warning of the evlla of delay. He reflect ed on the matter after she had gone; if Sarah were perplexed what to do, equally was he perplexed now ss to the right course to pursue. A false step might ruin every chance that ho had. lie had como for money, but he did not know what to ask, or how much money was at his sister's disposal. ' Captain Petersou came back Into the room, and shut snd fastened the bay window carefully after him, as though he were nervous about thieves. Having se cured the bolts to his satisfaction, be nd vanced softly toward his friend. "How have you got on with her, Tom?"' ho asked lu a low tone, aa he droppsd into his old place by the mantelpiece. "She remembers you at No. 2 Potter's Court, old fellow. She con swear to you In any court of Justice In the world." "It's awkwnrd," anld Captain Peter son thoughtfully. "What did you tell me that this girl was weak and nervous for, and that she and her grandmother were only living together? Didn't Mary Holland count for anything?" "I thought that you would be glad to see hor again, Buld his companion with a short laugh. . "I am not afraid of her," said the oth er, "but I don't make out your sister ex actly. ' She's dangerous. She would not stand nice about blowing up the whole thing, I can see. IIow long docs she give you to' Clear out?" "Till to-morrow night or the day af ter that." , "What we make up our minds to do, Tom, must be done quickly," he said. "You had better leave all this in my hands. If you don't leave it to me I shall cut the wholo business to-morrow." Tom Eastbell left the .whole manage ment of his affairs to Captain Peterson forthwith. f , i . CII AFTER XVII. Sarah Eastbell spent the next hour with her grandmother, who had been led to her room during the conference in the. great picture gallery. The old lady had left word that she wished to see Sarah directly that she was disengaged, and our heroine had proceeded uptttalrs Upon receiving the message, and found Mrs.' Eastbell In bed, lying there rigid and sallow, as in the old almshouse days. The maid In atjendance upon Mrs East GJ ( bell quitted the room as Sarah entered softly, but not so softly s to escspe tbe quick ears of the grandmother. "Kally wliHt a dreadful time you have been!" an Id Mr. Eaatbell. "I have been talking to Tom." "You will havs years to talk to him I may be only with you a few more days. It s awfully tiring, tbl up and down stairs buMlnean. Not half ss coiufortnlde s at St. Oswnld'a after all. I wUh that I had never left the plaee." You are tired to-uight, and deacon- dent, that's all. Will you try and rest now?" "Heat In this house, Sally!" cried the old lady Ironically, "there ian't much chance of that, with people tearing up and down ataira at all hours, and the ecrvant banging shutter and locking doors as If we were in a prisou. Homebody came Into my room last night, blunder- lug, but I could not And out who it was. "Into your room?" saked Sarah, ery anxiously now, "where was Hsrtley?" I pseked her off two days sgo. She snorted in her sleep like a horse. I want rest, child, not the noise of a steam en gins In my ears." You are too old" to reat alone yoo cannot lock your door even," eaid Sarah. I muat come back as in 'the old days, grandmamma, if you send Hartley away. Why shouldn't I have my little crib la one corner of this grest room, as when you snd I were sharing life together In St Oswald's r "You're mighty anxious about mo," said Mrs. Eastbell fretfully, "and yet you have flounced yoursolf off for three days, and without rhyme or reason." "I waa anxiona about Itenlten Culwi'ck I could not rest longer without seeing him. He ls very poor, grandmother," said Sarah; "be has been very unlucky in life. I found blm In a back room in Drnry I.une a bMlf-atnrved, haggard looking man, borne down by the disap pointments of his life. This waa Ueu ben Culwlck In whose bouse we are who was once ouf friend when we were poor and low who ssved me when I had not power to help myself. This is the man forever foremost in my thoughts. Wby shoUld 1 hide it from mys?lf or you?" She buried her head In the bedclothes, snd the shriveled hand stole forth and rested on tbe flowing mass of raven hair there. "Don't go on so, Sally I won't forget him. I promised long ago that I would never, forget Reuben Culwlck, didn't I? I'll keep my word. As soon as ever I am strong enough the will w talked about shsll be prepared." ' i Sarah passed from the room, and stood reflecting on the sbeep's-skin mat out side tbe door. A woman passing in the distance attracted her attention, and seemed to shspe her motives, for she beckoned to her cautiously, and even went a few steps towsrd her. "You should not have left your mistress whilst I was away," Sarah said reproach fully; "she is too old to be left Watch this room till I. return, snd see that no one disturbs my grandmother by passing noisily along the corridor." Sarah left Mlsa Hartley to marvel a little at tbe instructions which she bad received, and went thoughtfully down stairs, pausing now and then to consider the new position of affairs. She passed lute the garden. She was hot and fever ish, and the night was close. In the cool fresh air she might be shle to shape out a better, clearer course, if the current of events should turn against ber and her project for Tom's departure from Sedge Hill. She had grown very much afraid of him, of late days; she had lost every atom of confidence; and the man whom he had brought into the house had been a well-known character fa Potter's Court, for whom the police had made inquiries during her short stay there. -; She had left the house some hundred yards when footsteps on the gravel path arrested her attention, and checked her further progress. , They were coming slowly toward her--and she shrank at once into the shadow of the trees, with the instinct to be unperceived and watch ful. Trouble had come thickly in her way, and she must fight against it as best she might. There were two persons advancing In her direction who could they be, at that hour of the night but Thomas Eastbell and Tcterson, plotting together against the peace of Sedge Hill? They were soon close upon her; they could have heard her loud breathing had they listened ; but they were deep In conversation, and un mindful of a watcher. The path was broad and white, and their figures wore easily distinguishable, striking at Sarah Eastbell's heart, with a new surprise and an awful sense of treachery. They were those of Captain Peterson and Mary Holland! the former talking in a low and energetic manner; the other listening with her gase directed to the ground, and with her hands clasped on the bosom of her dress. There was a light gauze scarf on Mary Holland's head, and the ends fluttered in the night breece as she pass ed by. There was ' not a word which Sarah could catch at it was a new phase of mystery for which she was not pre pared, which seemed to place her very much alone in the world after the dis covery. When they were in advance of her, Sarah stole from her hiding place and proceeded in their direction, keeping to the shadow of. the trees. She paused before entering upon the broad and open space of ground' In front of the house where they were standing, and whore Captain Peterson was still debating with the silent woman still looking on the ground. She watched . them separate without a glance toward each other, the man entering the picture gallery through the bay-window, and Mary Holland pro ceeding to the. French window of the drawing room, . Sarah followed her, still clinging to the shadow. She reached the drawing - room to find the blinds drawn before the win dows, and the windows closed. As she paused to consider her next step, the shadow of Mary Holland was thrown up on the blind a strange appealing phan torn, with its hands upraised as if in sup plication. Sarah's hand shook the window frame. There was another pause; and then tbe blind was snatched hastily anlde, and Mary's faoo was preiM-d aint the ner nlde of the glass. "Who's thereT' "Let me In. It to I Sarah," replied inr hrniiiA. Mary Holland unfaatiniMl the window snd admitted her. Both women looked keenly at each otber and both were very psl. f Mar IlollnndVslked slowly from the window, which she bad unlocked to admit Sarah Eastbell, and sst down In the arm chair by the fire. There wa a painful l-h-nce, each young woman waiting for the other to speak, and each on guard. It was Msry Holland who began at last 'I had no idea that yoa were in the garden, Sarah," she said slowly; "were you not afraid of catching cold, at this late hour of the night?4 "Weren't yoo?" .was the quick re joinder. .--, "I wanted fresb air," ssid Mary, speaking slowly; "I had been in attend ance upon your grandmother ail day, and she hss been more than ordinarily exact ing. Hut you have been traveling, end were fatigued." "I was fstigued," said Ssrsh Eastbell, "until I reached this house and found it full of change and you changed with all the rest." "I have not changed In any one de gree," laid Mary Holland, clasping her hands suddenly together; "I am tbe same woman that I havs ever boen." "My friend and hers?" said Sarah meaningly. "Yes," answered Mary, and ahe met again the stesdy gaze of ber Inquirer. It wa a pale, pensive face, with a clear outlook from tbe full gray eyes, and ons could scarcely doubt tbe truth upon it even then. "But " began Sarah, hesitatingly, when the other Interrupted her. "But I am a young woman with more secrets than one upon my mind, and they have come more closely to me of late days. And now I am more helpless than I thought I was, she said. Sarah Eastbell drew a chair toward ber, acd sat down by. the side of Mary Holland. "Mary," she ssid tetchily, "I hate peo ple with secrets, snd there Is enough mys tery about this life without your adding to it. Will you trust me, or will yon notr "My child, I am five or six years older than you. Why, I have scarcely learned to trust mysejf yet! When I have full confidence in Mary Holland, I may put faith implicit faith in Sarah Eastbell," she said, in those old crisp tones of voice that had given character to her before this; "but loving and respecting her geno me nature as I do, still I must keep my troubles to myself." "You have nothing to tell me, then?" "Not yet. Only thia," said Mary, loot ing up again; "I will ask for the old confi dence, M bich appears to be sinking awsy without any power of mine to stop it These are strange times, and I muit be strange with them. Bear with me, Sarah Eaatbell." " "I am alone In this house, where there are many enemiea now," said Sarah; "why should I trust you any longer? You know what my brother ia you can guess what his companion Is likely to be. And yet you and that man were whispering together in the garden for half an hour to-night You two are soon friends. Has Captain Peterson fallen in love with you?" "On the contrary, I thuk Captan Pe terson detests me very cordially." "You know that he is a villain then! that two years ago he was in league with coiners that I knew him by sight in Potter's Court that his presence here means danger to honest people? "Honest people can surely take care of themselves against such petty knavery as bis, snd bis friend s, said Mary, al most contemptuously; "I have warned him that we are on our guard In this house." "Will they defy me and remain?" was the rejoinder. ... - "For a while, perhaps until they are weary of a life that is unsuited to them. or until your grandmotlier knows the truth of your brother's rascality, with which she should .have been acquainted long since." ;" "I could not see this day. I wanted to keep her heart light to the Inst," -nur-mured Sarah; "and now my falsehood turns upon myself, and puts that poor weak life in danger too. For they would be glad of her death," she said in nn ex cited whisper. 'I read it in their faces. I cannot trust them or you. I am alone now awfully alone!" (To be continued.) Story on "Uncle Joe" Cannon. A young Washingtonlan walked into one of the principal banks the other day and informed the teller that he desired to borrow S250. He tendered his promissory note, Indorsed by Rep reeentntive Cannon of Illinois, chair man of the committee on appropila tiona. . ." "Very sorry, sir," said the teller, coming back to the window after hat' lng disappeared for a moment, with the note in bis hand, "but we can't let you have this." "Why ." asked the applicant, "Isn't that indorsement good? It's 'Uucle Joe Cannon, chairman of the commit tee on appropriations, you know." "Yes-1 know that; the trouble is that it is too good. But we don't know you so well. Suppose you should fail to pay this note. We would hard ly like to ask Mr. Cannon to pay it We have to go before the committee on appropriations two or three times each year to request favorable action on certain legislation, we would hard ly want to call upon him to pay this note if you should fail to do so." "Oh, that's it, is it," replied the young man. "But suppose I tell Rep resentative Cannon that you have re fused to accept his indorsement?" The sum of $250 was instantly forth coming. St. Louis Republic. As Soft-Rested Biggs It strikes me that the fool- killer Is neglecting his business. Diggs He's kept pretty busy, I sup pose, but you might send him your ad dress. . . . ' Self -laudation abounds among the unpolished; but nothing can stamp man more sharply as Ill-bred. Bux ton, ClCMTC AC THE flAV QATHERCO FROM ALL PARTS OP THE TWO HEMISPHERES. Comprehcnalr Review of the Import- suit Happenings of tbe Post Week. Presented ia-Coodcaaeel Form, Most Likely to Prove Interesting to Oar Many Reader. . Sully, the great cotton king, has been forced to suspend. Japan promises America to protcet fully all foreinersat Fnsan. The senate has confirmed the nomin ation of Wood to be major general. Bombardments of Port Arthur have not changed the general arpect of the town. Bussian troops have been ordered to arrest Coreans instead of fighting them as belligerants. Chief Pinchot nrggei the house com mittee to provide foi a forestry exhibit at the 1905 fair. . Hearst has asked the house to ap point a committee to investiagte the workings of the trusts. Booker Washington dec.ares encour- gement of negroes to be taxpayers is the salvation fo the race. The house will require the postmaster general to make known regulations be fore he can make appropriations for handling "unusual business." The Russian fleet has returned Port Arthur, being una Die to locate the enemy. j Britain and France have settled long landing dispute over Newfoundland fisheries. Japan is landing a' third force in Corea, which will join the army at Ping Yang. Bristow exonerates congressmen from wrongdoing in securing increases' in postal clerk hire. Japan tells correspondents they can soon go to the front, indicating that a land battle is near. The Bussian Vladivostok fleet is on tbe way back to Russia to effect a unction with the Baltic squadron. Leader Williams, of the Democrats in the house, declares that the post- office department is corrupt from top to bottom. District Attorney Jerome, of New York, is determined to send Canfield to orison, and asks that the law De amended so he can make Reginald Vanderbilt testify. A Russian torpedo boat entering the Port Arthur harbor struct, an unplaced mine and was blown up. Only four of the crew was saved. This was .One ol the largest torpedo boats in tbe Rus sian navy. Russians do notjpropoee to evacuate Port Arthur. Senator Tillman, of South Carolina, is much improved. - Tbe house baa again had the Bristow postal leport up.for discussion Japan believes the Russian fleet has left Port Arthur for Vladivostok. Postmaster General Payne is suffer ing from a severe attack of gout and is very weak. Laree subscriptions to the Russian war fund are pouring in from all parts of the empire. One of Jhe Chicago carbarn muider- ers naB contessea to two more criuioo in which he killed four men. The retort of the Japanese command ing the last attack on Port Arthur says that place was badly damaged. Two men, who claim to have been witnesses against the anarchists in the trial of the assassin of the late Presi dent McKinley, have been annoying Mrs. McKinley by desiring an audience with ber. The house committee on military affairs has agreed on four sites for military camp grounds and authoiized a favorable report for their purchase. The California site is in San Luis Obis po county and comprises 22,000 acres, at a cost of 1500,000. The nomination of General Leonard Wood is before the senate. Admiral Makaroff proposes to fight the enemy on the high seas. Ex-Senator Rawlins denies that he is a Mormon, or is affiliated with them in any way. The military affairs committee pro poses the puichase of a protectoi type of toipedo boat. Canada says any proposals for joint legislation must hereafter come from the United.States. Non-Mormons of Salt Lake have launched a party and call upon Utah to wipe out polygamy. Russian subjects respond to the pol icy of the cxar in giving out all the war news by showing the utmost . conn dene e in the ability of the army and aavy, - : A ' - The supreme court of the United States has decided by a majority of one that the great railway merger is illegal. General Miles has written to pro hibitionists who suggest ; that he be come the Prohibitionist candidate foi president that he is in the hands of his friends. r Russians believe that the numerous bombardments show Port Arthur to be invulnerable. America and France are likely to act at peacemakers later on. ' GOOD SUM TO PAIR. Hons CommftU Will Favor $700,000 Appropriation. Washington, March ltf. The house subcommittee on industrial arts and expositions today favorably reported a substitute for the Lewis and Clark ex position bill, recently passed by the senate, carrying a total appropriation of $450,000. The substitute bill con templates the expenditure of $250,000 for a government exhibit, $75,000 for the eretcion of a government building, $175,000 for the erection of buildings for the Alaska, Philippine, Hawaiian, Oriental and Oceanic exhibits, and $250,000 for an Alaska exhibit, in ad dition to amounts heretofore appropri ated for the Alaska exhibit at Bt. Louis. - At its next meeting, the full com mittee will consider the substitute bill, and may possibly add an appropriation for a forestry building. In addition to making provision for tbe various buildings and the govern ment and Alaska exhibits, the substi tute bill provides for free admission of foreign articles imported for exhibit purposes, and creates a government board to collect, install and tare for the government exhibit, as was done at St. Lonis and authorizes, In connec tion with the government exhibit, a fish commission exhibit and a life sav ing station. The subcommittee will further re port in favor of authorizing the coin age of 250,000 souvenir gold dollars, which nr. in 1a cnineH at mnrh time .to'and in such quantities as the expo sition authorities may desire. These coins are to be sold to the exposition corporation at part and may, by them be sold at a premium of $1 each, thus enabling the exposition to increase its earnings. While the subcommttee made no recommendaton as to Sunday closing of the exposition, it is expected that the full committee will amend the sen ate bill by striking out the Piatt Sun day closing amendment, and leave the matter entirely in the control of the state. Chairman Tawney, speaking of the subcommittee s report, says that an ap propriation of $450,000 for Portland is equvalent to an appropriation of $600, 000 or $700,000 at any other expo sition, as Portland will enjoy the ad vantage of having many of its exhibits already collected, requiring only tran shipment irom bt. Louis. He says Portland will have a better government exhibit than Buffalo had for $300,000, and should also have as fine if not finer exhibit from Alaska, the Philippines and the Orient than will be made at St. Louis this year. PRBSERVB FUR SEAL INDUSTRY. Senate Desires President. to Negotiate With Britain for Change la Rules. Washington, March 19. After elimi nating all but three sections of Senator Dillingbams' Alaskan seal bill, the senate committee on foreign relations has authorized Senator Foraker to make a favorable report on the meas ure. The bill as originally introduced was practically the same as had been presented in the bouse by Representa tive Tawney; of Minnesota. The first Bcetion of the bill prohibited the kill ing of male fur seals on the Pnbylon group of seal islands, except 6,500 to be used as food for the natives of the islands, and this was stricken out by the committee. i As passed, the bill provides that the president of the United States shall negotiate with Great Britain foi a re vision of the rules ffnd regulations which now govern the taking of fur seals in the open waters of the North Paeinc ocean and Behung sea, pursu ant to the treaty articles of award of the Behring sea tribunal of arbitration made at Paris, August 16, 1893. . The revision of the regulations is for the purpose of restoring and preserving the fur seal industry and to abate the killing of nursing mother seals on the high seas. It is provided also that the president shall endeavor to conclude negotiations with the governments of .Russia and Japan for the purpose of securing their areement to any satisfactory revision of the rules that may be had. . . Only Settlers Can Remain. . Washington, March 19 Senator An- keny and Representative Jones today received letters from General Counsel Bunn, of the Northern Pacific railway, stating that his company -intends to deal liberally with bona fide settlers on the lands within the "overlap" limits, which passed to the railroad company under the recent .decision of the su preme court. Settlers vho settled upon these lands in good faith prior to July 1, 1898, and have made their homes thereon, will be permitted, un der the act of 1898, to retain title 1 Wanta to Use Chinese Road. - Pekin, March 19. Russian commisl ariat officers have applied to the Chi nese railway officials at Ham Min Tun for permission to use their line for the transportation of troops ana stores. The officials have replied, that the matter presents many difficulties, and that they must refer the application, to the authorities at Pekin. Some ques tions were also asked regarding the possibility of purchasing fodder arid other supplies. "; No Hope for, Mrs. Miles. . Washington, March 19. Mrs. Miles, wife of Lieutenant General Nelson A Miles, retired, is lying ill at her home in this city. Her condition has been exceedingly critical and although some improvement is noted today, no hope is held out for her recovery. TROOPS TOO ACTIVE RUSSIA AGAIN THREATENS TO MARCH O.N PEKIN, Lettar Requests tbcJUcaU of Force Out aide of Wait Mlolster of the. Cxar ' Says His dovsrameatMay B , Com pelled to Believe Cbhta Is Abaedoa tug Mer Neutrality.; London, March 21 The Standard's Tien Tein correspondent says that Paul Lessar, Russian minister to China, has renewed his protest against the dis patch of Chinese forces outside the great wall and has Intimated that un less they are withdrawn, Russia may be compelled to act on the assumption that China is abandoning her neutrali ty in favor of Japan. The minister is also reported to have renewed his threat that on Jhe slightest movement on China's part, Russian troops will march on Pekin. It is said that in re ply to this, the correspondent adds, China refused to recall her troops. ' There are vague rumors of unsuccess ful attempts of the Port Atrhur and Vladivostok fleets to join forces. SUNK BY LINER. British Submarine Boat Ran Down and tier Crew Lot. Portsmouth, England, March 21. British submarine boat No. "A-l" was run down and sunk off the Nab light ship today by a Donal Curry liner and 11 persons were drowned,' including Lieutenant Mansergh, the senior officer engaged in the submarine work. The liner passed on and reported that she had struck a torpedo. , At the time she was struck the sub marine boat was off the lightship en gaged in the maneuvers, and was lying in seven fathoms of water waiting the approach of a battleship. The boat was one of the newest of the fleet of submarine vessels and was built from the latest models, but she had always been a bad diver. She was inspected recently by both King Edward and the Prince of Wales. The name of the liner which struck the submarine boat is the Berwick Castle, from East London, South Af rica. The loss of tbe boat was not known for several hours after: the liner bad reported to the manuevering fleet that she had struck a torpedo. The officers of the liner say that they saw a glistening torpedo like shape in the water, and it is supposed, there fore, that the submarine boat rose just before she was struck. There is no doubt that all tbe members of the crew died in the Bteel tube. It is thought that the Berwick Castle, in striking, upset the trim of the boat and ..spilled the gasoline in the tanks, rendering her helpless. The crew was . battened down and must have met death from suffocation in the absense of air and owing to the fumes. GREAT INSURANCS TRUST. Fire Companies Win Have Uniform Rates la AU Cities. Philadelphia, March 19. The In quirer tomorrow will say the National Board of Fire Insurance Underwriters, at a meetingg held in New York City today, came, to an agreement by which all fire insurance companies in this country and all foreign companies rep resented here .will form a combination. Uniform rates, says the Inquirer, are to be fixed for the same class of risks in all cities, uniform legislation in all states and cities is to be advocated, and all technical work of all the companies is hereafter to be done by a central board, instead of local, state or city boards, as has been the custom. . " Old insurance men state this is the first time the companies have been able to agree upon plans, although' the sub-. ject haa beta frequently porposed. ' A special committee ot seven was ap pointed at the New York . meeting to carry out the plans, and an assessment made upon .each company doing busi ness in this country to make up a. fund of $100,000 annuaUy to carry on the work; ;'" '' Great Building Strike Almost Sure. New York, March .21. Twenty thousand bricklayers and laborers, and about 2,000 ironworkers are on stiike, and unless a settlement can be reached at once the. strike probably will spread untir about 100,000 men are involved. ' The employers considering it improb a Die that any settlement will be reached, ate. preparing for the strike which they think will follow. Mem bers of otther unions who will be out of wprk because they cannot proceed with: building without the bricklayers,, ate said to be indignant. . - Cuba Authorized to Make Loan." Havana, March 21. It is said here that .Speyer 4t .Co.,. of New York, re-" cently interrogated the United -StateB- government as to whether the Cuban loan of $35,000,000 for the payment of the, revolutionary ,twar- veterans was satisfactory to it .and in accordance with the terms of "the Paltt. amend ment. The reply received, it is eaid was to the effect that . Cuba was entirely authorized to close the business in ac cordance with" the contract. . ... President Signs Supply Bill. Washington, March 21. The presi dent today signed the legislative, exec utive and judicial appropriation .bill. This is the second of the big Bupply bills to become a lawA t ..'