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An Echo of the Storbhar Case
To the Editor and Manager of the Jacksonville Sun,
Dear Sir-By direction of the Alachua County Bar
Association, I hand you herewith some resolutions
adopted by that association, and request publication
thereof in your paper. As you will see from the res-
olutions themselves, and from the letter of Mr. Mc-
Creary, the Daily Sun has declined the publication
of the resolution. The Daily Sun, in publishing the
presentments of the grand jury of this county,
changed the verbiage of the grand jury referring to
the complaint made against a certain attorney of
this county, whose name is given and whose name
appears in the accompanying resolutions. The pre-
sentments, as published by Mr. McCreary, do great
injustice to the members of the legal profession of
this county, and I think it is due to the profession
that the truth should be known, and that the present-
ments should be published just as they were written
and read .in open court by the grand jury. The
Gainesville Elevator made a true publication of the
presentments of the grand jury in the issue of June
7, 1906. We only ask that this injustice be remedied,
and for that reason the association has directed me
to request you to publish the inclosed. I trust that
you will conform to our request, and assure you that
the members of the legal profession in this county
will appreciate it very much indeed.
With kind regards, and assurances of respect, I am
Yours very truly,
W. W. HAMPTON,
Vice-President Alachua County Bar Association.
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE ALACHUA
COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION' .
Whereas, At a meeting of the Alachua County Bar
Association, held on the 6th day of June, A. D. 1900,
the following resolutions were adopted, to-wit:
"Whereas, By the failure of the Gainesville Daily
Sun to publish the presentment of the last grand
jury of this county, as actually made, it is left in
doubt what attorney at this bar is referred to by
name in such presentment; and,
"Whereas, By such failure the reputation of other
members of this bar may be injuriously affected;
therefore be i
"Resolved, That this association doth hereby re.
quest that newspaper to publish in full so much of
that presentment as pertains to this subject, in the
words used by said grand jury, to-wit: 'And we
call the attention of your honor to what this grand
jury considers unseemly conduct of a member of the
Gainesville bar. It has come to our knowledge,
through the testimony of several members of the for-
mer grand jury, that whisky was kept on hand in the
office of Evans Haile, Esq., one of the attorneys for
the defendant in a case being considered by that
grand jury, and that several members of that grand
jury from time to time frequented his office, where
they were given liquor to drink, and where they other-
wise accepted his hospitality. We were very much
struck by the remark made by a member of that
grand jury, that 'Mr. Haile's office was sort of head-
quarters for him and some other members of the
grand jury.' We feel warranted in condemning such
conduct on the part of these jurors, as well as on the
part of the attorney, especially when he was inter-
ested in the outcome of charges to be brought before
that grand jury and they were members of it. We
respectfully sumbit these facts to the court in order
that your honor may take such action as to your
honor shall seem fit, for the honor of the court and
the abatement of such practices.'
"And that a copy of this resolution be handed by
the secretary of this association to the editor of that
newspaper with a request that he publish same in
the Gainesville Sun."
And, Whereas, On the 7th day of June, A. D. 1906,
the editor of the Gainesville Sun returned the said
resolutions to the presiding officer of this association,
accompanied by the following explanation, to-wit:
"Gainesville, Fla., June 7, 1906.
"Col. W. W. Hampton, Vice-President Alachua
County Bar Association, Gainesville, Fla.i
"Dear Sir-The inclosed manuscript was left at
the Sun office Wednesday night after I had retired.
My foreman informs me that T. B. Ellis, Jr., author.
ized him to sign your name thereto as above, hence
I presume you are the proper one to address in ref-
erence to same.
"It has always been my rule, as editor of the Sun,
not to publish anything that would wound the feel-
ings of or humiliate an innocent woman. This was
my reason for omitting tne name of a certain attor-
ney mentioned in the grand jury presentment, and
as the publication of the resolution enclosed would
be contrary to my rule, I respectfully decline to give
it space in the columns of this newspaper.
"H. H. M'CREARY,
"Editor Daily Sun."
Therefore, be it Resolved, That copies of these res-
olutions be seat to the Gainesville Elevator, the
Time-Union, the Metropolis, the Tampa Tribune and
the Jacksonville Sun, with a request that same be
Adopted at special meeting of Alachua County Bar
Association, June 9, 19000.
W. W. HAMPTON,
Vice-President Alachua County Bar Association.
T. B. ELLIS, JR., Secretary Pro. Tem.
CHARGE OF JUDGE WILLS TO THE SPECIAL
GRAND JURY OF ALACHUA COUNTY..
Gentlemen, you have now been selected, sworn and
impaneled as grand jurors for the present term of
this court. This is a special term of court, called by
myself as your presiding Judge, because of represen-
tation of certain matters made to me. In my opin-
ion, the public welfare and the cause of justice in
Alachua County required of me that a special term
of this court be held; and, by virtue of the authority
vested in me under the law, whenever, in my opinion,
an extra, or a special term of the court was neces-
sary, it became my duty to call such term; and in
pursuance of that power I have called this special
term of your court.
During the last session of this court, which has
just ended, there were rumors upon your streets of
attempts to corruptly influence the grand jury then
in session by parties upon the outside. These ru-
mors grew from day to day, until they were common
talk upon your streets; they reached the ears of the
officers of this court, and were brought to my atten-
tion by parties who claimed that they were in a posi-
tion to give evidence, if they could give that evidence
frankly and freely, to a grand jury-of attempts
that had been made to influence the grand jury in
their deliberations upon a certain cause, or causes
then pending before that body. When these facts,
coming from the sources which they did, came to my
knowledge, then I felt charged with the responsibility
of presiding over this circuit that embraces over
seventy thousand people within its limits, and I, as
the presiding Judge charged with the responsibility
of enforcing the law and order throughout the cir-
cult, that an attempt was made, not only that re-
flected upon Alachua County, but an attempt, if suc-
cessfully carried out and allowed to prevail in the
counties of this State, would make the administration
of the law a farce and a travesty upon justice.
And it is for this purpose that I have called this
special term of the court-not for the purpose of
having this grand jury to review the actions, or to
act as an Appellate Court over the last grand jury-
but to investigate the facts as to whether there was
any attempt to corruptly influence the last grand
It is a duty that you owe to the last grand jury
to fearlessly and impartially investigate this mat-
ter, as to whether any attempt was made to influ-
ence them, and whether any member of their body
was influenced or not.
Because of these rumors-if tney be not true-
that grand jury should be vindicated from the charge,
and the county of Alachua should be vindicated from
the charge that any such dastardly attempt was
made; and the courts of justice should be vindicated,
in order that the people of this county and in this
State may have fulf confidence in the integrity,
power and ability of the courts to enforce the law
fearlessly and impartially, and irrespective of any
attempted corrupting influence.
And, on the other hand, if these rumors be true;
if in fact, there were any such attempts to manacle
the hands of justice, then you owe it to your county,
to your State and to your courts, and to the oath
that you have taken, irrespective of party, or parties,
that may be implicated in it, to observe the oath that
you have taken, and fearlessly, fairly and impartially
investigate it, and invite all or any evidence that may
be brought to your attention on such violation.
It is a most important matter, in my estimation.
If such practices have prevailed and are not stopped
by prompt action of the court, then the courts are
useless, and law and order are a thing of the past. '
You have here a county in its material resources
and in the variety of tnasee resources, it is unsur.
passed by any county in the State of Florida.
Your city is a city which stands high in the esti-.
mation of the people of this State, and Gainesville
is noted for the high moral, public sentiment that
prevails there. You have a progressive spirit among
your people for the building of good roads and the
general advancement of your county and the cause
of education; but you may accomplish all of these
ends, and carry them to the highest degree of perfec-
tion, but without the enforcement of law and order
in your county, Alachua County, with all of her
natural resources, with all of her progressive spirit,
in all that tends to advance the true and good, will
be a failure, because without the enforcement of the
law and order in a county, life and property are in-
secure and unsafe, and no man is protectd.
Therefore, feeling that the public welfare of this
eounaty was involved in this ehage, I asled you as
citizens of your county, as the grand jury, with un-
limited power to send for witnesses, and to make a
full and thorough investigation of these charges that
have been made, and this is the special purpose for
which you are assembled, and to which I call your
most careful study and attention.
It was not only a violation of the criminal laws.,
if such an attempt were made, but it was contempt
of the court, and the court had the power to eall the
parties before him by a rule issued against any indi-
vidual to answer a charge of contempt, but this
power would have been directed simply against in-
dividuals, and would not give the court the full
power of inquiry, without tremendous expense that
is vested in grand juries charged with the responsi-
bility that they are clothed with by law.
Now, in what I have said to you, I do not mean to
intimate to you as to the strength of the evidence
that is to come before your body. As to what evi-
dence you will have before you, 1 know not; that is
a matter for you to determine. It is for you to de-
termine from the evidence that shall be adduced be-
fore your body, not whether the party is guilty be-
yond a reasonable doubt or not, but whether from the
evidence direct or circumstantial that is put before
your body, you believe that there was an attempt to
corruptly influence the mind of any grand juror at
the last term of this court; and if from this evi-
dence you believe that there was, although the evi-
dence before you may be only evidence on behalf of
the prosecution, then it would be your duty, and your
sworn duty, to return an indictment into this court,
and upon that indictment a caplas will issue, and
the offender be brought before the court and an op-
portunity given him to explain away the criminality
of the act, or to contradict the evidence; and then
the doctrine would apply that his guilt must be
shown, to the exclusion of and beyond all reasonable
doubt. But this part "to tne exclusion of and beyond
a reasonable doubt," does not apply to investigations
before grand juries.
Neither has a party the right, who is under inves-
tigation by the grand jury, to appear before your
body, either in person or by counsel, or to produce
witnesses before you. That is not his privilege there.
It is his privilege when he is brought into this court
for final trial, to be confronted by witnesses against
him, and to have the benefit of counsel.
While it is a crime to attempt to corrupt a juror
at common law still at common law the crime was
known as a misdemeanor, punishable only by im-
prisonment in the county Jail or by fine; but the
Legislature of the State of Florida has seen fit to
ra se it from a misdemeanor and make it a felony,
punishable by imprisonment in the State prison; and
the two sections of law that I wish you to investigate
and apply to the evidence that may be produced be-
fore your body, are as follows, which I shall read
and explain to you about bribery of court officers,
"Whoever corrupts, or attempts to corrupt any
master in chancery, auditor, juror, umpire or referee,
by giving, offering, or promising any gift or gratuity
whatever, with intent to bias the opinion or influence
the decision of such master in chancery, auditor,
juror, arbitrator, unampre or referee, in relation to
cause or matter pending in the court, or before an
inquest, or for the decision of which such arbitrator,
umpire or referee has been chosen or appointed, shall
be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not
exceeding five years, or in the county jail not ex-
ceeding one year, or by fine not exceeding one thou-
"If any such person summoned as juror, or chosen
or appointed as an arbitrator, umpire or referee, or
if any master in chancery or arbitrator corruptly
takes anything to give his verdict, award or report,
or corruptly receive any gift or gratuity whatever,
from a party to a suit, cause or proceeding, or for
the hearing or determination of which such master in
chancery, auditor, arbitrator, umpire or referee, has
been chosen or appointed, he shall be punished by
imprisonment in the State prison not exceeding five
years, or in the county jail not exceeding one year,
or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars."
The court instructs you, gentlemen, that it Is not
necessary in order to constitute this offense that tie
jurors should have been corruptly influenced, but the
intent to corruptly influence the jurors, is the essence
of the crime.
If any person offered any gift, gratuity, or other
matter, with the intent to influence the juror, al-
though it may not have any affect upon the juror's
mind, and although the juror may have been guided
by his own convictions as to the evidence before him,
whilst it would not be a corrupt act upon the part of
the Juror, the party who did attempt to influence
or bias his decision, if he had made this offer with
this intent, would be guilty under the law; and it
would be your duty to find an indictment against the
I regret xeedgly at the elms of the term of
court to have to suamom you gentlemen from your
(O tiasd 0s Vfth lap)
What's Agitating the People Thes
June 16, 106
John reels Like Stinging Himself.
It now seems tnat the question whether or not the
prohibition laws of a State are greater than the laws
governing interstate commerce will be decided. Says
the Louisville Courier-Journal:
"An important case has been decided in the United
States District Court in Kansas City in regard to
the power of a State to enforce the local option law
by prohibiting the shipping of whisky to points
without its borders. It has for some time been a
practice to circumvent the law in local option States
or counties by the shipment of such packages. Re-
cently Mississippi enacted a law prohibiting the sale
of whisky, which imposes a heavy fine for such acts.
The American Express Company having refused to
transport packages of whisky to that State, a local
distilling company of Kansas City applied to the
District Court and sued out an injunction against
the company to compel it to make sucn shipments
when offered. Upon a hearing, Circuit Judge Mc-
Pherson refused to grant it, saying that if he were
to do so it would result in 260 express agents being
thrown into prison. As the matter affects a very
large interest engaged in such commerce, it is re-
garded as quite certain that the case will be carried
to the Supreme Court."
Americans used to think that the one thing that
was more developed in Europe than in the United
States was the tipping custom, but they uo not think
so now. Recent revelations about the way business
was carried on by the coal dealers in Pennsylvania
have shown American push and enterprise way ahead
of all other countries in this, as well as in all other
lines of human endeavor. Th6 papers have been full
of stories of colossal graft, brought out by the self-
ordered investigations of the big railroads, notably
the Pennsylvania. The Boston Herald finds it a
good opportunity to say-
"Further proof of railroad graft on the Pennsyl-
vania system indicates that if President Cassatt is
to hold the confidence of the community he will have
to do a great deal of thorough house cleaning. Not
only were sums turned over to increase the number
of cars supplied to move the products of various
mines, but also presents were made to those who had
supervision of the purchase of fuel coal. The public
will not be satisfied unless all such grafters are dis-
cnarged, and if that is not done it will be accepted
as evidence that the high officials of the Pennsl-
vania are not opposed to their employees having in-
direct connections with those interested in the prod-
ucts the railroad carries.
"What is the road going to do about it? Is a
coat of whitewash to be applied and one or two em-
ployees dismissed, or are wholesale discharges to be
made with the threat that such a policy will be con-
tinued in the future It is unfortunate that investi-
gations of this character snow that a great railroad
ke the Pennsylvania has had a portion at least of
its business transacted on the basis of blackmail
and bribery. Such disclosures, coming as they do,
after the insurance investigation, cannot but raise
the question in the public mind, What will be the
next line of business in which rottenness of a surpris-
ing character will be exposed?"
President Cassatt admits owning coal stock, but
says he got no graft in the form of commissions or
That money will not cut much of a figure in the
next Presidential campaign, seems to be the opinion
of writers on political subjects the country wide.
This, from the Washington Post of recent issue in
discussing the Bryan wave, says:
"Unquestionably an immense amount of money
was used in the campaign in 1896, in which the Re-
publicans, with the indispensable co-operation of the
Democratic President and a million of his followers,
defeated Bryan and free coinage. Not only during
the actual campaign, but in the preliminary conflict
inside of the Republican party, was there large use
of the sinews of war. Mark Hanna, the personal rep-
resentative of the McKinley boom, was powerfully
aided by the manufacturing interests, the idea being
that a great tariff campaign was impending. That
idea dominated the McKinley movement until it was
laid low by the St. Louis convention, with the result
that the Republicans nominated a candidate whose
record on the coinage question was not satisfactory
to the friends of the gold standard, but who pos-
sessed the full confidence of the manufacturing inter-
ests. It will be recalled that in Mr. McKinley's
speeches from his balcony at Canton he refrained for
many days from making any allusions to the all-
absorbing question. The canvass seemed to him a
fight for protection as against a strictly revenue
tariff, although there was high protection all through
the Democratic tariff act then in force. But when
it became evident to Major McKinley that he was in
'the battle of the standards,' he faced the music
squarely. In that memorable campaign, in which, as
we have said, the only Democratic successor of Pres-
ident Buchanan was opposed to the Democratic
party's candidate and platform, and gave the victory
to the Republicans, incidentally assuring the passage
of the Dingley act, the Republicans experienced no
shortage of funds. All the great business interests
felt that the proposed debasement of the currency
must be defeated at any cost.
"But in that, as in every other Presidential cam-
paign of recent times, the Democrats used all the
money they could get, and no sensible Democrat de-
nies this allegation. In 1890 a New England capital-
ist was named as the running mate of Bryan, not to
strengthen the ticket in that stronghold of Repub-
licanism. Arthur Sewail, of Maine, was nominated
by the Bryan wing of the Democracy in 1898 for the
same reason that induced the other wing in 1904,
to name for that place the venerable and honorable
ex-Senator Henry G. Davis, of West Virginia.
"But there will be much less money expended in
1908 than there has been in any of the past five or
six campaigns. No more life insurance funds will be
handed over to campaign committees, nor will tlie
officials of other corporations pass out the stock-
holders' money in large sums. The one thing against
which the candidates and their managers will be most
careful to guard will be the giving of cause for
charges of corrupt use of money. And it will not
surprise any one who keeps a ner on the public
pulse and has an ear to the ground if the cam paign
is opened with pledges on both sides that a full ac-
counting for all receipts and expenditures shall be
rendered to the public as early as possible after the
election. It is to the last degree improbable that the
head of any protected trust or combine will ever
again give testimony to having made contributions
to both sides at the request of both committees."
Those who have read the "personal" column thel
New York Herald prints on its first page, for tlile
sheer amusement it afforded, are no doubt shocked
to learn that what they have regarded as the harm-
less effusions of silly sentimentalists, were printed
for a vile and sinister purpose. The investigating
habit has taken in the Herald, with the usual result.
An account of this investigation, published in tihe
New York American, contains the following:
"The investigation of the New York Herald's 'Red
Light Column'-as its personal advertising depart-
ment is coming to be known-by the Parkhurst and
other societies for the suppression of vice and crime
covers a wider scope than was apparent on Thurs-
day at the arraignment of 'Kit' Burns, of Brooklyn
'Matinee' advertising fame.
"That slightly disguised personals in the Herald
have been used to bring men to 'white slave' houses
is one of yesterday's developments. Properly signed
and executed affidavits proving this have been exe-
cuted and will be used by those who have taken "il
the investigation of pernicious advertising.
"Such publications should be su pressed in any
paper which has the effrontery to print them. Eve"
power of the law should be invoked to stop a practi
that flaunts vice openly in the columns of a ne,"%
paper and that provides a vice directory for the youth
of the city. Every paper that prints personals of til'
character disclosed by the investigation of the Park-
hurst and Children's societies should be prosecuted
to the limit.
"If this does not correct the evil and wipe it out,
the the proprietors these papers should be placed
behind the bars and made to stand trial like any
other criminal whose acts are a menace to the moral
"There is one most glaring instance of a woman
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June 16, 1906
An Echo of the
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business to serve again as jurors at this term of
court, but under the circumstances I felt it a duty
imposed upon me, and therefore I have called you
irrespective of the inconvenience that it may be to
you, to the court, or to officers to hold a special term
at this time.
I wish also to call your attention to the acts and
conduct of jurors during the term of this court.
Jurors should so conduct themselves as to cause no
comment upon their acts during the term of court.
You, and each of you, are judges in one sense of the
word. While I sit as the Judge of the Law, you gen-
tlemen sit, each and every one of you, as judges of
the facts; and you are the most important part of
the court because of the fact that except upon pre-
sentation of an indictment by a grand jury, no man
in Alachua County can be prosecuted, unless a grand
jury shall find an Indictment; and, therefore, you can
readily spe the responsibility that rests upon you,
and each of you, as to whether there shall be an en-
forcement of the law.
I can bring no man to trial in this court for a
crime that is punishable by death, or imprisonment
in the State prison, except the grand jury, upon con-
sideration of the testimony, shall present a true bill;
then he can be brought into this court and prose-
cuted, and only then.
You are to hear the evidence, determine whether or
not there has been a violation of the law; and if you
find that there has been a violation of law, then
whether certain party or parties have violated tne
You are to be governed by the evidence in your con-
sideration, and not by mere suspicion; but that evi-
dence, as I have heretfore explained to you, does not
require proof of guilt to the exclusion of and beyond
a reasonable doubt, but simply evidence sufficient to
convince your own mind that a crime has been com-
mitted, and that a certain party, or parties, have
The State's Attorney is made by the law your
legal adviser, and he will assist you at such times
as you may desire his services in the examination of
witnesses, in explaining to you the law, or the perti-
nency of the evidence, or any other matter before
you, and he will be ivith you at all times that you
may wish him, except when you go to vote. as
to whether you will or will not find a true bill. Then
no one but the grand jury can be present.
Now, a grand jury, its usefulness or not, is deter-
mined oy the actions of the grand jury itself, and
the oath that you have taken apprehends the duties
that are imposed upon you, and I shall read to you
slowly and distinctly the oath that you have taken:
"You, as grand jurors for the body of this county
of Alachua, do solemnly swear that you will diligently
inquire, and true presentment make of all such mat-
ters and things as shall be given you in charge; the
counsel for the State of Florida, your fellows and
your own, you shall keep secret unless required to
disclose the same by some competent court."
This, gentlemen, is one of the vital points that
determine the usefulness of a grand jury or not.
Grand juries, unless they keep the secrets of the
State of Florida, their own and their fellows, defeat
every purpose for which they are organized. The
object of their secrecy is that the parties may not
know that you are investigating their cases and es-
cape before they can be arrested upon an indictment;
in order that they may not tamper with the witnesses
or manufacture testimony to be sent to your body;
in order that witnesses may testify before your body
when they know that their testimony is known to no
one but the grand jury, and cannot be divulged except
by order of this court.
Now, grand jurors frequently make some remark
upon the streets, or in speaking to each other as to
something that has occurred in the grand jury room,
and unintentionally let out a secret of the grand
jury. Therefore, the better and only plan for grand
jurors to keep the secrets of the grand jury, is to
transact and hold all their conversations concerning
the grand jury work, purely in the grand jury room,
and when they leave he grand jury room leave the
grand jury talk behind them until they assemble
And I respectfully charge you upon this subject of
keeping the secrets of counsel, of yourselves, of the
State of Florida, and of your fellows. Frequently
remarks come to my ears made by parties on the out-
side, as to the work that the grand jury is doing;
and these parties could not possibly obtain that in-
formation unless there was a leak somewhere in the
grand jury room, except from the witnesses that
were being summoned before that body.
You shall present no man for envy, hatred, or
malice, neither shall you leave any man unrepre-
sented for love, fear, favor, affection, reward or the
hope thereof;-but you shall present things truly as
they come to your knowledge according to the best of
your understanding. So help you God.
Follow the oath that you have taken upon being
impaneled, observe every word of that during your
deliberation, and then it will follow as surely as day
the night, that your actions will be right
In voting upon the question of whether you will,
or will not find a true bill, at least twelve of your
number must vote in the affirmative. Any less num-
ber than twelve voting in the affirmative, you would
return a "No bill."
The law requires that your body shall consist of
not less than fifteen, and not more than eighteen; so,
at all times, when your grand jury is in session, you
must see that at least fifteen of your number are
If less than fifteen are present you can take no
action as a grand jury; any action taken by less than
fifteen of you is null and void. The law gives you
the right to make your own hours of meeting and
adjourning. As citizens interested in your county,
you can make those hours to suit your own con-
If at any time during your deliberation any ques-
tion arises before your body upon which you wish
further instructions from the court, you will come
into court and make it known. I will give to you
such other instructions as I deem proper. *
You can adjourn.
What's Agitating the
People These Days
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who keeps from six to eight girls virtually her slaves
in an uptown apartment house, who used the Herald
personal regularly. She keeps the girls so much in
her debt by encouraging their extravagances and
overcharging them for accommodations that they dare
Recognizing the third rise of Bryan, and in an
effort to stem the tide, the New York Sun prints
"Before the Hon. William J. Bryan is welcomed
by any considerable part of the population of the
United States as the conservative antitype of Mr.
Roosevelt's strenuous radicalism, it may be permin-
sible to ask how the great circumnavigator stands on
the subjoined projects of Governmental reform:
"1. A change in the Constitution to enable Con-
gress to pass a bill over the 'resident's veto by a
mere majority vote, instead of a two-thirds vote, of
the Senate and the House.
"2. A change in the Constitution requiring an
actual majority of all the elected members in order
to pass any bill either in the Senate or in the House.
'.3. The election of United States Senators directly
by the people of the several States.
"4. A change in the Constitution so as to limit the
terms of all Federal Judges who are now appointed
for life and to take away from the President the
power of appointing Federal Judges, from the Chief
Justice of the United States down, substituting the
process of election by popular vote.
"5. An amendment to the jury system so that in
all civil cases not a unanimous verdict, but a three-
fourths verdict, shall be required.
"06. The extension of the principle of the initiative
and referendum. *
"7. A Government telegraph system.
"8. Municipal ownership of all lighting plants.
"It is to Colonel Bryan's honor that in the past he
has pondered earnestly and talked and written much
about many public questions besides free silver at
sixteen to one and colonial imperialism. We have
chosen a few of his ideas concerning desirable
changes in our institutions for exhibition here.
"Of all the foregoing changes he has said that in
his judgment they might be made with advantage
to the people. Does he think so now?"
These questions should be easy for the "great com-
moner," who no doubt will answer them to the satis-
faction of iis friends, and his enemies are his en-
emies no matter how he answers them.
Wet or dry is the cry in Jefferson County, Fla., and
a nice compliment worthily bestowed is the follow-
ing from the True Democrat:
"Editor W. W. Carroll, of Monticello, with his
News, and as Mayor of that much loved little city-
for it is our birthplace and early boyhood home-is
working with all his might and strength as official
and editor for purity and good morals. A strong ef-
fort is being made to have whisky sold there, and he
stands to the rack, like the true man he surely is,
fighting for what is right and for keeping home pure
and clean-to keep Monticello a moral and respect-
able city. True, it is almost impossible to prevent
some blind tiger violations of law, but even with that,
there are many of us who believe a community, from
a moral standpoint, is better off even with a few blind
tigers, than with several tigers with wide open eyes-
for the legalized, wide-opened eyed kind of tigers (the
saloons) will wsll to thousands of people who do not
get it from the blind tigers, and we note in Tallahas-
see that no minors are drinking blind tiger liquor."
First a worthy young man, next a popular idol,
and last a target, is the course usually run by the
average former. Win. Travers Jerome of New York
has played the first two parts well, and is now in
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The Only Millionaire Senator from the South
"Artfulness," said "he night-watchman, smoking
placidly, "is a gift; but it don't pay always. I've
met some artful ones in my time-plenty of 'em; but
I can't truthfully say as 'ow any of them was the
better for meeting mo."
He rose slowly from the packing-case on which he
had been sitting and, stamping down the point of a
rusty nail with his heel, resumed his seat, remark-
ing that he had endured it for some time under the
impression that it was only a splinter.
"I've surprised more than one in my time," he
continued, slowly. "When I met one of these 'ere
artful ones I used fust of all to pretend to be more
stupid than wot I really am."
He stopped and stared fixedly.
"More stupid than I looked," he said.
He stopped again.
"More stupid than wot they thought I looked,"
he said, speaking with marked deliberation. "And
I'd let 'em go on and on until I thought I had 'ad
about enough, and then turn round on 'em. Nobody
ever got the better o' me except my wife, and that
was only before we were married. Two nights arter-
wards she found a fish-hook in my trouser-pocket,
and carter than I could ha' left untold gold there-
if I'd ha' had it. It spoilt wot some people call the
honey-moon, but it paid in the long run.
One o' the worst things a man can do is to take
up artfulness all of a sudden. I never knew it to
answer yet, and I can tell you of a case that'll prove
my words true.
It's some years ago now, and the chap it happenedd
to was a young man, a shipmate o' mine, named
Charlie Tagg. Very steady young chap he was, too
steady for most of 'em. That's 'ow it was me and
'im got to be such pals.
He'd been saving up for years to get married, and
all the advice we could give 'im didn't 'ave any ef-
feet. He saved up nearly every penny of 'is money
and gave it to his gal to keep for 'im, and the time
I'm speaking of she'd got seventy-two pounds of 'is
and seventeen-and-six of 'er own to set up house.
keeping with. t
Then a thing happened that I've known to 'appen
to sailormen afore. At Sydney 'e got silly on another
gal, and started walking out with her, and afore he
knew wot he was about he'd promised to marry 'er
Sydney and London being a long way from each
other was in 'is favor, but the thing that troubled
'im was 'ow to get that seventy-two pounds out of
Emma Cook, 'is London gal, so as he could marry
the other with it. It worried 'im all the way home,
and by the time we got into the London river 'is
head was all in a maze with it. Emma Cook 'ad
got it all saved up in the bank, to take a little shop
with when they got spliced, and 'ow to get it he
could not think.
He went straight off to Poplar, where she lived,
as soon as the ship was berthed. He walked all the
way so as to 'ave more time for thinking, but wot
with bumping into two old gentlemen with bad tenm-
pers, and being nearly run over by a cabman with a
white 'orse and red whiskers, he got to the house
without havingg thought of anything.
They was just finishing their tea as 'e got there,
and they all seemed so pleased to see 'im that it made
it worse than ever for 'im. Mrs. Cook, who 'ad
pretty near finished, gave 'im her own cup to drink
out of, and said that she 'ad dreamt of 'im the night
afore last, and old Cook said that he 'ad got so good.
looking 'e shouldn't 'ave known him.
"I should 'ave padsed 'im in the street," he ses.
"I never see such an alteration."
"They'll be a nice-looking couple," ses his wife,
looking at a young chap, named George Smith, that
'ad been sitting next to Emma.
Charlie TaRg filled 'is mouth with bread and but-
ter, and wondered 'ow he was to begin. Hle squeezed
Emma's 'and just for the sake of keeping up appear-
ances, and all the time 'e was thinking of the other
gal waiting for 'im thousands o' miles away.
"You've come 'ome just in the nick o' time," ses
old Cook; "if you'd done it o' purpose you couldn't
'ave arranged it letter."
"Somebody's birthday ?" ses Charlie, trying to
Old Cook shook his 'ead. "Though mine is next
Wednesday," he ses. "and thank you for thinking of
it. No; you're just in time for the biggest bargain
in the chandlery l4ne that anybody ever 'ada chance
of. If you 'adn't ha' come back we should have 'ad
to ha' done it without you."
S"Eighty pounds," ses Mrs. Cook, smiling at Char-
lie. 'O h the money Emma's got saved and your
wages this trip you'll 'ave plenty. You must come
round after tea and 'ave a look at it."
"Little place not arf a mile from 'ere," ses old
Cook. "Properly worked up, the way Emma'll do it,
it'll be a little fortune. I wish I'd had a chance like
it in my young time."
He sat shaking his 'ead to think wot he'd lost, and
Charlie Tagm sat staring at 'im and wondering wot
he was to do.
"My idea is for Charlie to go for a few more
v'y'ges carter they're married while Emma works up
the business," ses Mrs. Cook; "she'll be all right
with young Bill and Sarah Ann to 'elp her and keep
'er company while he's away."
"We'll se as she ain't lonely," ses George Smith,
turning to Charlie.
Charlie Tagg gave a bit of a cough and said it
wanted considering. He said it was no good doing
things in a 'urry and then repenting of 'em all the
rest of your life. And 'e said he'd been given to
understand that chandlery wasn't wot it 'ad been,
and some of the cleverest people 'e knew thought that
it would be worse before it was better. By the time
he'd finished they was all looking at 'im as though
they couldn't believe their ears.
"You just step round and 'ave a look at the place,"
ses old Cook; "if that don't make you alter your
tune, call me a sinner."
Charlie Tagg felt as though 'e could ha' called 'im
a lot o' worse thingsan an that, but he took up 'is
hat and Mrs. Cook and Emma got their bonnets on
and they went round.
"I don't think much of it for eighty pounds," ses
Charlie, beginning his artfulness as they came near
a big shop with a plate-glass and a double front.
"Eh?" ses old Cook, staring at 'im. "Why, that
ain't the place. Why, you wouldn't get that for
eight hundred. "
"Well, I don't think much of it," ses Charlie; "if
it's worse than that I can't look at it-I can't, in-
"You ain't been drinking, Charlie?" ses old Cook,
in a puzzled voice.
"Certainly not," ses Charlie.
He was pleased to see 'ow anxious they all looked,
and when they did come to the shop 'e set up a
laugh that old Cook said chilled the marrer in 'is
bones. He stood looking in a 'elpless sort o' way
at his wife and Emma, and then at last he sea,
"There it is; and a fair bargain at the price."
"I s'pose you ain't been drinking?" ses Charlie.
"Wot's the matter with it?" ses Mrs. Cook, flar-
"Come inside and look at it," sea Emma, taking
'old of his arm.
"Not me," ses Charlie, hanging back. "Why, I
wouldn't take it at a gift."
lie stood there on the kerbstone, and all they
could do 'e wouldn't bulge. He said it was a bad
road and a little shop, and 'ad got a look about it he
didn't like. They walked back 'ome like a funeral
procession, and Emma 'ad to keep saying "H's!" in
whispers to 'er mother all the way.
"I don't know wot Charlie doest want, I'm sure,"
ses Mrs. Cook, taking off 'er bonnet as soon as she got
indoors and pitching it on the chair he was just
going to set down on.
"It's so awk'ard," sea old Cook, rubbing his 'ead.
"Fact is, Charlie, we pretty near gave 'em to under.
stand as we'd buy it."
"It's as good as settled," sea Mrs. Cook, trembling
all over with temper.
"They won't settle till they get the money," ses
Charlie. "You may make your mind easy about
"Emma's drawn it all out of the bank ready," ses
old Cook, eager like.
Charlie felt 'ot and cold all over. "I'd better take
care of it." he sea, in a trembling voice. "You might
"No might you I," sea Mrs. Cook. "Don't you
worry: it's in a safe place."
"Sailormen are always being robbed," es Geore
Smith, who 'ad been helping young Bill with is
Nums while they 'ad gone to look at the shop. "There's
more sailormen robbed than all the rest put -
"They won't rob Charlie," us Mrs. Cook, pressial
'er lipe together. "I'll take care o' that."
Charlie tried to laugh, but 'e made such a (lquIer
"You see" ses Charlie, "if I was robbed, whihli
ain't at all likely, it 'ud only be me losing my own
money; but if you was robbed ot it you'd never for-
"I dessay I should get over it," ses Mrs. Cook,
sniffing. "I'd 'ave a try, at all events."
Charlie started to laugh again, and old Cook, who
had struck another match, blew it out and waited
till he'd finished.
"The whole truth is," ses Charlie, looking round,
"I've got something better to do with the money.
I've got a chance offered me that'll make me able to
double it afore you know where you are."
"Not afore I know where I am," ses Mrs. Cook,
with a laugh that was worse than Charlie's.
"The chance of a lifetime," ses Charlie, trying to
keep 'is temper. "I can't tell you wot it is, beciusc
I've promised to keep it secret for a time. You'll Ihe
surprised when I do tell you."
"If I wait till then I'm surprised," ses Mrs. Cook,
t"I shall 'ave to wait a long time. My advice to you
is to take-that shop and ha' done with it."
Charlie sat there arguing all the evening, but it
was no good, and the idea o' them people sitting
there and refusing to let 'im have his own money
pretty near sent 'im crazy. It was all 'e could do to
kiss Emma good-night, and 'a couldn't have 'ell Id
slamming the front door if he'd been paid for it.
The only comfort he 'at got left was the Sydney gIl's
photograph, and he took that out and looked at it
under nearly every lamp-post he passed.
He went round the next night and 'ad another
try to get 'is money, but it was no use; and all tlie
good he done was to make Mrs. Cook in such a teni-
per that she 'ad to gO to bed before he 'ad arf finished.
It was no good talking to old Cook and Emma, l'-
cause they aren't do anything without 'er, and.it
was no good calling things up the stairs to her be-
cause she didn't answer. Three nights running Mrs.
Cook went off to bed afore eight o'clock, for fear she
should say something to 'im as she'd be sorry for
arterwards; and for three nights Charlie made 'imsef
so disagreeable that Emma told 'im plain the sooner
'e went back to sea agin the better she should like it.
The only one who seemed to enjoy it was George
Smith, and 'e used to bring bits out o' newspapers
and read to 'em, showing 'ow silly people was done
out of their money.
On the fourth night Charlie dropped it and made
himselff so amiable that Mrs. Cook stayed up and
made 'im a Welsh rare-bit for is supper, and made
'im drink two glasses o' beer instead o' one, while old
Cook sat and drank three glasses o' water just out
of temper, and to show that 'e didn't mind. WIhen
she started on the chandler's shop agin Charlie said
he'd think it over, and when 'e went away Mrs. Cook
called 'im her sailor-boy and wished 'im pleasant
But Charlie Tagg 'ad got better things to do than
to dream, and 'e sat up in bed arf the night thinking
out a new plan he'd thought of to get that money.
When 'e did fall asleep at last 'e dreamt of taking
a little farm in Australia and riding about on 'orse-
back with the Sydney gal watching his men at work.
In the morning he went and hunted up a shipmate
of 'is, a young feller named Jack Bates. Jack was
one o' these 'ere chaps, nobody's enemy but their own,
as the saying is; a good-'earted, free-'anded chap as
you could wish to see. Everybody liked 'im, and
the ship's cat loved 'im. He'd ha' sold the shirt off
'is back to oblige a pal, and three times in one week
he got 'is face stratehed for trying to prevent
husbandss knocking their wives about.
Charlie Tagg went to 'im because he was the only
man 'e could trust, and for over arf an hour he was
telling Jack Bates all 'is troubles, and at last, as a
great favor, he let 'im see the Sydney gal's photy-
graph, and told him that all that pore gal's future
happiness depended upon 'im.
'll step round tonight and rob 'em of that sev-
enty-two pounds," ses Jack; "it's your money, and
you've a right to it."
Charlie shook his 'ead. "That wouldn't do," he
ses; "besides, I don't know where they keep it. No;
I've got abetter plan than that. Come round to the
Crooked Billet, so as we can talk it over in peace
He stood uack three or four art-pints afore 'e told
'im his plan, and Jack was so pleased with it that
(Oontinued a wf Pae)
June 16, 1906
The Czar 'sSpy Chevalier William Le Queu.
Onm' afternoon, shortly before Christ-
mas, as we were idling in the American
bar of the hotel, my friend told me that
Muri'l had invited us to tea at her cou-
sin's that afternoon, and accordingly we
went there in company.
The drawing-room into which we were
ushered was familiar to me as the apart-
ment wherein I had told Muriel of the
attempt upon her lover's life.
AP we stood together Muriel, a smart
flgur in a pale blue gown, poured tea
for us and chatted more merrily, I
thought, than ever before. She seemed
4uicl and nervous and yet full of happi-
ness, as she should indeed have been, or
Jack Durnford was one of the best fel-
lows in the world, and his restoration to
health little short of miraculous.
"Cordon," he said to me with a sud-
der seriousness when tea had ended and
we had placed down our cups. "I want
to tell you something-something I've
been longing always to tell you, and now
I lave got dear Muriel's consent. I
went to tell you about her father and
"And about Elma, too?" I said in
qvick eagerness. "Yes, tell me every-
"No, rot everything, for I don't know
it myself, But what I know I will ex-
plain as I briefly as I can, and leave you
to form your own conclusions. It is,"
he went on, "a strange-most amazing
story. W'en I myself became first cog.
nizant of the mystery I was on board
the flagship the Renown, under Admiral
Sir John Fisher. We were lying in
Malta when there arrived the English
yacht Irin, owned by Mr. Philip Leith-
court, and among those, on board cruis-
ing for pleasure were Mr. Martin Wood-
rofe, Mr. Hylton Chater, and the own-
er's wife and daughter Muriel.
"Muriel %nd I met first at a tennis
party, and afterwards frequently at
various houses in Malta, for anyone who
goes there and entertains is soon enter-
tained in return. A mutual attachment
sprang up between Muriel and myself,"
he safd, placing his hand tenderly upon
hers and smiling, "and we often met in
secret and took long walks, until quite
suddenly Leithcourt said that it was
necessary to sail for Smyrna to pick up
some friends who had been traveling in
Palestine. The night they sailed a great
consternation was caused on the island
by the news that the sate in the Ad-
miral Superintendent's office had been
opened by expert safe-breakers, and cer-
tain most important secret documents
"Well?" I asked, much interested.
"Again, two months after when the
villa of the Prince of Montevachi, at
Palmero, was broken into and the whole
of the famous jewels of the Princess
stolen, it was a very strange fact that
the Iris was at the moment in that port.
But it was not until the third occasion,
when the yacht was at Villefranche, and
our squadron being at Toulon, I got four
days' leave to go along the Riviera, that
my suspicions were aroused, for at the
very hour when I was dining at the Lon-
don House at Nice with Muriel and a
schoolfellow of hers, Elma Heath-who
was spending the winter there with a
lady who was Baron Oberg's cousin-
that a great robbery was committed in
one of the big hotels up at Cimiez, the
wife of an American millionaire losing
jewels valued at thirty thousand pounds.
Then the robberies, coincident .with the
visit of the yacht, aroused my strong
suspicion. I remarked the nature of
those documents stolen from Malta, and
recognized that they could only be of ser-
vice to a foreign government. Then
came the Leghorn incident of which you
told me. The yacht's name had been
changed to the Lola, and she had been
repaintejl. I made searching inquiry,
and found that on the evening she was
purposely run aground in order to strike
up a friendship at the Consulate, a Rus-
sian gunboat was lying in the vicinity.
The Consul's safe was rifled, and the
scheme certainly was to transfer any-
thing obtained from it to the Russian
"But what was in the safe?" I asked.
"Fortuastely nothing. But you -*
they knew that our squadron was due in
Leghorn, and that some extremely Im-
portant dispatches were on the way to
the Admiral-secret orders based upon
the decision of the British Cabinet as to
the vexed question of Russian ships
passing the Dardanelles-they expected
that they would be lodged in the safe
until the arrival of the squadron, as
they always are. They were, however,
bitterly disappointed because the dis-
patches had not arrived."
"Well, the only Russian who appeared
to have any connection with them was
Baron Oberg, the Governor General of
Finland, whose habit it was to spend
part of the winter in the Mediterranean.
rom Elma Heath's conversation at din-
ner that evening at Nice I gathered that
she and her uncle had been guests on the
Iris on several occasions, although I
must say that Muriel was extremely re-
ticent regarding all that concerned the
"Of course," she said quickly. "Now
that I have told you the truth, Jack,
don't you think it was only natural ?"
"Most certainly, dear," he answered,
still holding her hand. "Yours was not
a secret that you could very well tell to
me until you could thoroughly trust me,
especially as your father had been im-
plicated in the theft of those documents
from Malta. The truth is," he said,
turning to me, "Philip Leithcourt has all
along been the catspaw of Baron Oberg.
A few years ago he was a well-known
money lender in the city, and in that
capacity met the Baron, who, being in
disgrace, required a loan. lie was also
in the habit of having certain shady
transactions with that daring gang of
continental thieves of whom Dick Archer
and Hylton Chater were leaders. For
this reason he purchased a yacht for
their use, so that they might not only
use it for the purpose of storing the
stolen goods, but for the purpose of sail-
ing from place to place under the guise
of wealthy Englishmen traveling for
pleasure. Upon that vessel, indeed, was
stored thousands and thousands of
pounds' worth of jewels and objects of
value, the proceeds of many great rob-
beries in England, France and Belgium.
Sometimes they traveled for the purpose
of disposing of the jewels in various
inland towns where the gems, having
been recut, were not recognized, while at
other times, Chater and Archer, assisted
by Mackintosh, the captain, and Olinto
Santini, the steward, sailed for a port,
landed, committed a robbery, and then
sailed away again, quite unsuspected, as
"And the crew?" I asked, after a
"They were, of course, well paid, and
were kept in ignorance of what the sup-
posed owner and his friends did ashore."
"But Oberg's connection with it?" I
asked, surprised at those revelations.
"Ah!" exclaimed Muriel. "The inge-
nuity of that crafty villain is fiendish.
Before he got into the Czar's favor he
owed my father a large sum, and then
sought how to evade repayment. By
means of his spies he discovered the real
purpose of the cruises of the Iris-for
I was often taken on board with a maid
in order to allay any suspicion that
might arise if only men were cruising.
Then he not only compelled my father
to cancel the debt, but he impressed tne
vessel and those who owned and navi-
gated it into the secret service of Rus-
sia. A dozen times did we make at-
tempts to obtain secret papers from
Italian, French and English dockyards,
but only once in the case of Malta and
once at Toulon did we succeed. Aht I
Mr. Gregg," she added, "you do not know
all the anxiety I suffered, how at every
hour we were in danger of betrayal or
capture, and of the hundred narrow es-
capes we have had of Custom House offi-
cers rummaging the yacht for contra-
band. You will no doubt recollect the
sensation caused by the theft of the
jewels of the Princess Wilhelmine of
haumbourg-Lippe from the lady's-maid
in the rapid between Cannes and Les
Ares, the robbery from the Marseilles
branch of the Credit Iqomnas, and the
gat haul of plate from the chateau of
Bardon, the Paris millionaire, close to
"Yes," I said, for they were all rob-
beries of which I had read in the news-
papers a couple of years before.
"Well," she said, "they were all com-
mitted by Archer or Woodroffe and his
gang-with accomplices ashore, of course
--and never once did it seem that any
suspicion fell upon us. While the po-
lice were frantically searching hither
and thither, we used to weigh anchor
and calmly steam away with our booty
on board. We had with us an old Dutch
lapidary, and one of the cabins was fitted
as a workshop, where he altered the ap-
pearance of the stones, and prepared
them ready for sale, while the gold was
melted in a crucible and put ashore to
be sent to agents in Hamburg."
"But that night in Leghorn?" I said.
"What happened to poor Elma?"
"I do not know," was Muriel's reply.
"We were both on board together, and
standing at the crack of the door
watched you sitting at dinner that even-
ing. Elma told me that she believed
that there was a plot against your life,
but why she would not tell me. She evi-
dently knew of the proposed rifling of
the safe at the Consulate. Oberg him-
self was also on board, locked in his own
cabin. Elma must have overheard some
conversation between the Baron and one
of the others, for she was in great fear
the whole time lest they might injure
you. Yet it seemed, after all, as though
their idea was the same as always, to
worm themselves into your confidence.
The instant, however, you went ashore.
Chater, Woodroffe-whom you called
Hornby-and Mackintosh, the captain-
who, by the way, was an old ticket-of-
leave man-went ashore, and, of course.
broke into the Consulate. Then, as soon
as they returned, Elma came to my
cabin, awoke me, and said that the Baron
was taking her ashore, and that they
were to travel overland back to London.
She was ready dressed to go, therefore I
kissed her, and promising to meet her
soon, we parted. That was the last T
saw of her. What happened to her
afterwards only she alone can tell us."
"But she is not the Baron's niece?" I
"No. There is some mystery," de-
clared Muriel. "She holds some secret
which he fears she may divulge. But of
what nature, I am in ignorance."
"Then you say that your father has
never taken any active part in the rob-
beries?" I remarked.
"No. He commenced by lending
money, and amassed a considerable for-
tune. Then avarice seized him. as it
does so many men, and coming into con-
tact with Archer and his friends, he saw
that the idea of the yacht was a safe
and profitable one. Therefore he puir-
chased the vessel, and ran it at the diq-
position of the thieves, and subsequently
under compulsion in the wseret service,
of Russia, as I have already described to
you. The profits were colo(mal. In one,
ycar my father's share was eighty thou-
"And where is your father now?" I
"Ah she exclaimed sadly, her face
pale and haggard.
"I have heard that the vessel was scut-
tled somewhere in the Baltic."
"That is true. Oberg's purpose hav-
ing been served, he demanded half of the
property on board, or he would give no-
tice to the Russian naval authorities
that the pirate yacht was afloat. He
attempted to blackmail my father, as he
had already done so many times, but hil
scheme was frustrated. My father, Iw-
cause of his inhuman treatment of poor
Elma, defied him, when it appears that
Oberg, who was in Hlelsingfors, tele-
graphed to the admiral of the Russian
fleet in the Baltic. The crew from the
Iris were at once landed nt Rign. and
only Mackintosh and my father put to
sea again. Ah I my father was desper-
ate, for he knew the merciless character
of that man whose victim he had been
for so long. They watched a Russian
cruiser bearing down upon them, when,
Just a it drew near, they got off in a
boat and blew up the yacht, which sank
in three minutes with its ill-obtained
wealth on board."
"And your father?"
She was silent, and I saw tears stand-
ing in her eyes.
"There was a tragedy," Jack explained
in a low, hoarse voice. "Hle and the cap-
tain did not, unfortunately, get suffi-
ciently far from the yacht when they
blew her up, and they went down with,
And I looked in silence at Muriel, who
stood with her head bent and her white
face covered with her hands.
Almost at the same moment there was
a low tap at the door, and the servant-
"Mr. Santini, miss."
"Ahl" exclaimed Jack quickly, a-
Olinto entered the room. "Then you had
my note We have asked you here to
reveal to us this dastardly plot which
seemed to have been formed against Mr.
Gregg and myself. As you know, I'v.i
had a narrow escape."
"I know, signore. And the Signor
Commendatore is also threatened."
"By those who killed my poor wife,
and who intended also to silence me,"
was his answer.
"The same who compelled you to take
me to that house where the fatal hair
was prepared, eh?"
"It was Archer, who, fearing that y.,i
came to London in search of them, do
vised that devilish contrivance," he wi1l4
in his broken English. Then continuing.
he went on fiercely: "Now that I hav&
discovered why my poor Armida was
killed, I will tell the truth, and alot
spare them. Since you left Scotland,
signore, I have been up in Dumfries, and
have discovered several facts which prove
that for some reason known only to him-
self, Lelthcourt, while at Rannoch, wrote
to both Armida and myself separate ,
making an appointment to see us at tt.O
same time at that spot on the edge cf
the wood, as he had some secret conm*
mission to entrust to us. The letter ad-
dressed to me apparently fell into eonie-
one else's Lands-probably one of lih
secret agents of Baron Oberg, who were
always watching Leithcourt's doings,
and he, anxious to learn what was in-
tended, made himself up to look like
me, and kept the appointment in my
place. Armida, having received the lIt-
tar unknown to me, went up to Scotlald,
and was also there at the appoluttd
time. What actually transpired can
only be surmised, yet it seems that
TLithcourt was in the habit of going up
to that spot and loitering there in th,'
evening in order to meet Chater in se-
cret, as the latter was in hiding in a
small hotel in Dumfries. Therefore
those who formed the plot must have
endeavored to throw suspicion upon
Ieitheourt. It is plain, however, us both
mvself and Armida knew the ginmr, it
was to their interest to get rid of u,.
leamuse the suspicions of the police hiad
ia last become aroused. Poor Arniid'i
we q therefore deliberately enticed there
to her death, while the inquisitive nian
whom the assassin took to be myself was
also struck down.,
"Not by Chater, ftr he was ir Lon-
don on that night."
"Then by Woodroffe?" Durnford said.
"Without a doubt. It was all most
cleverly thought out. It was to his ad-
vantage alone to lose our lips, because
in that same fatal chair in Lambeth old
Jacob Moser, the Jew bullion-broker of
flatten Garden, met his death--i unmt
dastardly crime, with which none of .hi
friends were associated, and of wh'eh
we alone held knowledge. Hlie therefore
wrote to us as though from Leitheourt,
enalling us up to Rannoch, in orek.r h,
strike the blows in the darknei, he
added in his peculiar Italian m:nner.
"Besides, he feared we would tell the
signore the truth."
"You have not told the police?"
"I dare not, signore. Surely the less
the police know about this matter the
better, otherwise the Signorina Leith-
[Oontinued on Fourteenth Pap]
Satudaly, Jun 16, 1906
Why We Didn't Write.
There are, of course, advantages-many of them-in having as a co-worker a
man of genius and originality.
The man who writes the editorials that appear on this page, is fully cogniamnt
of, and unfeignedly thankful for all the advantages he derives from associating
and working with so talented an artist as the man who draws pictures for THE
But even this has its drawbacks, and the writer is up against one of them
He started in this week to write an editorial on the remarkable conditions
which have been presented to the American people in the last few months, choosing
for his subject "THE TRUSTS ON THE RUN."
He was full of the subject.
He saw in it great promise of a chance to ring in some high-soaring rhetoric
depleting the uprising of the common people.
He framed up some choice sentences describing the irresistable power of an
aroused public in demanding its rights, and maintaining the freedom of the
He delved into the vocabulary of invective in order to describe the criminality
of the trusts and the money power.
His burning thoughts were about to find expression in unrestrained written
language that would glue the eyes of readers to this page and cause all honest
hearts to rejoice, and all guilty souls to tremble.
Mr. Taylor's cartoon came in just as the words began to flow from the edi-
torial pencil point, and stopped the current, even aq the Assuan dam has arrested
the waters of the mighty Nile.
The cartoon on this page describes the situation so completely and covers all
points of the subject so thoroughly, so aptly, so vividly, so tersely and so well-
That we present it to the people as our editorial.
For the good of Florida.
Always in the van when beauty is the goal of the striving, the Woman's Club
of Jacksonville has adopted the following, which we take both pleasure and pride
in presenting to the people of Florida with our hearty endorsement:
RESOLUTIONS ON RAILROAD STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF
Realizing that our railroad stations in Florida do not compare favorably with
railway stations in the North, East or West in point of comfort and beauty, or
meet the present necessities of our traveling public; that people visiting our State
are often deterred from buying and settling, on account of their first unpleasant
experiences in our uninviting stations; be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of this club-
First-To work for better buildings for railroad stations throughout the
Second-To urge the provision of separate waiting-rooms and wash-rooms
for white and colored people.
Third-For cleanly kept and sanitary buildings.
Fourth-For well-lighted waiting-rooms and platforms at all hours of the
night at stations where a anger trains are scheduled to arrive.
Fifth-for the beautifying of grounds around stations and railroad station
buildings in the State of Florida.
Be it Resolved, That we communicate with the railroad companies, Town
Councils of every incorporated town and city of Florida, and all Improvement
Associations and Women's Clubs throughout the State, enlisting their co-oper-
ation for the betterment of the present condition of most of our railroad stations
Be it Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the officers' head-
quarters of all the railroad companies and their division superintendents oper-
ating within the State of Florida, and ask them to co-operate with us and Town
Councils, Improvement Associations, Women's Clubs, for the improvement of the
railroad stations throughout the State.
Where said companies do not feel financially able to expend moneys on
grounds, that they are hereby requested to give permission to any Town Council,
Improvement Association or Woman's Club to use the railroad property in
beautifying grounds and improving station, where it does not interfere with the
transaction of any business pertaining to operating of said road.
We also ask that officers of railroad companies in charge of said companies'
property give agents at stations and division superintendents instructions to
work and help in every way to better the conditions now existing in most of the
railroad stations of Florida. This will not only add to the comfort of the travel-
ing public, but to the value of property owned by said railway companies.
Be it further Resolved, That these resolutions and the actions of this club in
regard to the foregoing resolutions be printed and a copy sent to the agent or
person in charge of every railroad companies' official headquarters operating in
the State of Florida, presidents of the Town Councils of all towns and cities of
the State, all Improvement Associations, Women's Clubs, and to every weekly and
daily newspaper and journal in the State, with a request to publish, and by con-
certed action unite in this gret work of general interest and benefit to our peo-
ple, making our railroad qtgTlUm modern, up-to-date, and not only conipare favor-
ably with those of other States, buf that they may stand in the near future unsur-
Respectfully submitted by Woman's Club of Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28, 1000.
S After much favorable discussion by the members of the club, the abolmve res-
olutions were unanimously adopted, and the president appointed the following
committee to carry out the provisions of the resolutions: Mrs. W. S. Jennings,
chairman; Mrs. A. G. Cummer, Mrs. G(o. C. Warner, Mrs. E. H. Mole, Mrs. J. 0.
Bessent, Mrs. N. C. Wambolt.
W \\e are authorized to deny the report that John Graham has a plan to organ-
Sie the Hlouwe of Representatives into a land syndicate, and sell it a million ae.re
of land on the left bank of the Gulf Stream. John hasn't thought of it yet. /
Perhaps Alfred St. Clair-Abrams' grandson, three generations rem-- may
win out in a Democratic primary. The political sins of the father should not be
visited on his sons beyond the fourth generation.
A Corection Gladl Made.
If we never made a mistake we would be no better than a machine, and if
our information on all subjects was full, certain and complete, we would put
canvassers out to offer us as the latest and best encyclopedia.
Because we do make mistakes, and because our stock of information is
meager and scattering, we are just a plain human struggling for light, and doing
the best we can.
We made a bad break when we tried to expound the Constitution of this
State, and to discourse learnedly on the laws.
In discussing the make-up of the next Legislature, we said that the Consti.
tution does not fix the membership of the Legislature.
We find that it does fix it, and that two amendments have been proposed and
adopted providing for members from new counties.
Our good friend, John Beard, wrote us a letter about it, and we regard it as
A.uch a nice compliment when any one of our friends displays his interest in us
by correcting our errors, we print Mr. Beard's letter in full, although we were
told of our error, by another friend, several days before we heard from Mr. Beard.
Letter from John S. Beard, marked "Personal:"
"Pensacola, Fla., June 5, 1906.
"Mr. Claude L'Engle, Jacksonville, Fla.:
lkar Claude-Invloted are two clippings from the Sun of June 2d, to which
I invite your attention-one from the en of Mr. Fitzgerald charging me with
di ssg the drainage issue with insucient knowledge, and little investigation
of the subject. The other is a PROFOUND DISCUSSION of the Constitution,
presumably from your pen. Now, will you not frankly admit that I am better
prepared to discuss drainage than you are to discuss the Constitution of our
State, when I tell you that the Constitution DOES FIX the membership o the
legislature, and refer you to Section 2 of Atticle 7 of the Constitution; and that
atn amendment of the Constitution of 1885 was necessary to admit a member to
thmembershouse of Representativ es from a new county, if that member made the total
membership of the House exceed 68, but that such an amendment was proposed by
th t Legislature of 1899 (joint resolution No. 1, Acts 1899), and that this amend-
ntent wasvratified at the general election in 1900? Now, when you have verified
these several statements of mine, will you not frankly confess that I am a little
better posted on the subjec I was discussing than you are on the Constitution-
the subject you were discussing? You will probably find frankness a very novel,
but I assure you, by no means an unpleasant sensation. Won't you also admit
that Ign amorane generous and friendly than you are, in that I enlighten your
Ignorance in a personal letter and not through the public press, while your paper
charges me with ignorance in a general way through the public press, but does not
enlighten me in a single particular, nor does it correctly state my position on the
drainage issue. Yours very truly, JOHN S. BEARD."
Mr. Beard has done us a service, and in our turn we have done Mr. Beard a
We have sent him a few copies of THE SUN, containing CORRECT INFOR-
MATION about Everglade Drainage, and we have no doubt but that Mr. Beard
will soon be able to discuss the proposition with the same degree of force and
intelligence that he has always displayed WHEN TALKING ABOUT THE
THINGS HE KNOWS ABOUT.
After he reads the copies of THE SUN we sent him Mr. Beard will KNOW
ABOUT EVERGLADE DRAINAGE.
Wit That Wounds, Not True Wit
No men are more honored, no class of citizens of this republic more richly
deserve the encomiums of their contemporaries, or the respect of those who live
after them, than the PIONEERS.
The men who build up new countries, the men who settle new States, the
men who develop new counties, the men who build new cities are the men who
should be respected by all.
The people of Lafayette County belong to this class, and we deplore any
attempt to reflect upon them, even if it does take the form of an attempted wit-
We reproduce an editorial from the Live Oak Democrat and a reply from the
Mayo Free Press, in justice to all concerned:
(From Live Oak Democrat.)
"Capt. W. J. Hillman, Rev. C. A. Ridley, J. F. Sherwood and Winder Sur-
rency intended going to Steinhatchee in the Captain's automobile this morning,
but the heavy rain delayed them. If those 'crackers' down there see that thing-
a-ma-jig going through the woods without a yoke of oxen attached to it they are
liable to take a shot at it."
(From Mayo Free Press.)
"Well, what do you think o' that It shows the people of Lafayette County
what their friends (?) across the river really think of them. They come down
amongst us, enjoy our hospitality, then return to their palatial (?) homes and
make laughing stock of us 'crackers.' The idea of anybody in these parts 'taking
a shot at the thing-a-ma-jig' is absurd, but if a shot should be taken at it it
would be an easy matter to knook out serial Jaekassei"
Saturday, June 16, 1906
So, G. 0. P. Chairman Bliss confessed to receiving and spending $40,000 of
the money the Mutual Life was holding for the widows and orphans. In this
ease ignorance wasn't Blims.
.he ixtra Member of the House.
When we attempted to enlighten our readers on the question of what would
be done with the member from the new county of St. Luoie when the Legislature
convened, with 69 members elected and only 68 members provided for, we had at
hand only the Revised Statutes of 1902.
We should have taken more time to look up the laws enacted and the Con-
stitutional amendments adopted since 1902.
For the information of those who, like ourselves, may need information on
this subject, we print part of a constitutional amendment adopted in 18900, and
ratified in the general election of 1900, which prescribes the manner in which
members from new counties may be admitted to the House of Representatives:
"Section 4, Article VII., of the Constitution of the State of Florida is hereby
amended so as to read as follows:
"Section 4. Where any Senatorial district is composed of two or more
counties, the counties of which such district consists, shall not be entirely sep-
arated by any county, belonging to another district. Any new county that may
be created, shall be entitled to one member in the House of Representatives, in
excess of the limit prescribed in Section 2 of this article, until the apportionment
following next thereafter, and shall be assigned when created to one of the Sen-
atorial districts, as shall be determined by the Legislature."
Confederate Day in Florida Schools.
We have always thought that some good might come out of Philadelphia,
even in the darkest days of municipal corruption. We are more hopeful of the
outcomings of Philadelphia than ever since the Weaver reform struck that sleepy
city of homes.
Now comes the Philadelphia Record and gives an account of the celebration
of Decoration Day in the public and parochial schools under the direction of the
Grand Army of the Republic, which was held Tuesday of this week. We note
that prominent speakers addressed the pupils in 235 schools making up an audi-
ence of 140,000 children, and told them of the heroism of the defenders of the
We congratulate the people of Philadelphia on the inauguration of this wise
and patriotic movement. It is well for the children to know of the heroism of
the defenders of the Union.
We accept the suggestion of Philadelphia and offer it to the people of Florida.
We think it would be a wise and patriotic movement for the people of Flor-
ida to celebrate Confederate Memorial Day in the public and private schools
under the direction of the United Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
We think it would do the children of Florida a vast amount of good to have
speakers address them and tell them of the heroism of the defenders of their
No story of heroism nor of human sacrifice upon the altar of right EVER
EQUALED that which can be told of the Southern people who made up the armies
of the Confederacy.
This story should never die. It should be told and retold to the children of
the South until its lessons shall go home to remote generations of Southerners
We suggest to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction that he should
inaugurate this movement now, so that by the time the next Confederate Meme.
orial Day comes the school children of Florida will be treated to this recital of
the heroism of their sires.
An Entering Wedge Only.
When the brilliant editorial writer of the New York Sun launches his shafts
of wit and his bolts of wisdom in pleasing combination at the devoted head of
Hon. John Temple Graves of Georgia we occupy the role of an amused spectator
because, Mr. Graves now being of Georgia, it is not our province to defend him
against the darts of his editorial contemporaries. In a war of this kind, where
the pen is the battery and the contents of the dictionary the missiles, we believe
that Mr. Graves is well able to take care of himself.
But when the New York Sun picks out the Hon. William Bailey Lamar as a
target for its attacks we cannot let it pass without calling the attention of the
people of this State to the fact that the Sun's criticism of Mr. Lamar's denunci-
ation of the rate bill as passed by the Senate as a delusion and a snare, was not
only wrong but vicious, because it was prompted by improper motives.
If there is one paper that is notoriously owned, controlled and dominated by
the protected interests of this country it is the New York Sun. For years it has
been maintained at a loss by contributions from the overflowing pocketbooks of
the big men of Wall Street, and it lives but to do the bidding of these same
Its defense of the present rate bill is entirely in accord with its policy of
saying good things about the things that please the trusts, for there can be no
doubt that the rate bill in its present shape is pleasing to the interests in the
same way that any other piece of useless legislation pleases them.
It can do no good, but can do no harm.
Mr. Lamar's opinion of the rate bill is shared by most of his Democratic
colleagues. Senator Tillman gave a snort of disgust when it passed the Senate,
and declared that he voted for it only because it was just a little better than
We believe that the rate bill in its present shape is exactly the bill that
Theodo* Roosevelt intended from the first to have passed, and the only possible
good it an do the country is to act as the entering wedge for effective legislation
along this line when the Democrats are returned to power.
Emperor for Newport Next Summer
JB~~ -al A*&*.-
By Helolse Comtesse d'Atemcourn
Paris.-Since Maximilian's execution and Dom
Pedro's dismissal, no Emperor trod American soil,
but during the coming summer season the Newport
Fads and Fancy set promises itself the pleasure of
shouting "ive l'Empereur" and dining and wining
with the highest type of royalty.
This is the surprise-"for goodness sake don't say
I told you"-Mr. James Hasen Hyde has in store for
his Americaa friends. The ex-vice-president of the
Equitable is often seen in l'Empereur's company, and
I have it on the best of authority that Mr. Hyde's
representative has concluded negotiations with the
learned chimpanzee's manager for a season in New-
STATE SaCktki, OF COURB8.
But this is strictest confidence. It's a state secret
with which the vulgar crowd (all are vulgar except
the 400) has no concern whatever. The very formid-
able contract between one of the stars of the New-
port aristocracy and I'Empereur contains the follow-
ing particular stipulations:
L'Empereur is to be introduced and to be seen by
no one during his visit to the United States except
the parties to this contract and his friends. There
are to be, in particular, no press receptions, and the
press is not to be informed at all on 1'Empereur's so-
cial and professional doings and engagements.
COMPENSATION EQUALS CARUSO'S.
Compensation for l'Empereur's services is fixed at
$2,000 a week, and the contract is for ten weeks, sub-
ject to prolongation. During this period, l'Empereur,
his manager and servants are to live in quarters as-
signed to them by the head of the Newport set.
L'Empereur's duties are specified as follows: At-
tendance at luncheons, dinners and suppers, partici-
pation in private theatricals and special performances
as per arrangements.
NO REVIVAL OF MONKEY DINNERS.
This does not mean a revival of the monkey dinner
fad, or as malicious persons might infer, a contin-
uous performance of monkey dinners-perish the
thought! L'Empereur shed the monkey state long
ago and acts and behaves as well as any of the
younger New York, Newport, Chicago or San Fran-
cisco clubmen. Witness the evening your corre-
spondent spent with him in a box at the Opera
L'EMPEREUR IN BOX AT THE THEATER.
My ticket entitled me to a fauteuil in a procenium's
box, and I was not surprised to see two gentlemen
walk in just as the overture was about to begin. A
glance snowed me that one was tall, the other ab-
surdly small, smaller than Marshal P. Wilder. Both
were in full evening dress and held their crush hats
on their knees as they took seats on the opposite side.
Something caused me to look around. The gentlemen
got up and bowed. I responded and nearly dropped
off' my chair when I saw the smaller one's face. A
fine face, to be sure, but not a human one.
MONKEY INTROIU('ES II HIMSELF.
"Introduce yourself to the lady," whispered the
The one below Mrashal P. Wilder in stature and
bulk put his gloved hand in the Ibreat pxwket of his
swallow-tail coat and drew out a earte de visit ease,
black, embellished with gold. On one side was an
enormous imperial crown, lhe owned it hnd with a
polite curtsy handed me a lp:teA-lt)ard(, engraved as
Formerly Mr. Link.
"Glad to see you," I said mechanically. I was too
surprised to even think of protesting against the
management's attempt to turn my box into a monkey
cage, and if I had been inclined to take offense my
newspaper instinct would have stifled any embryo
Meanwhile our box had become the cynosure of all
eyes, and a number of ladies and gentlemen crowded
in front to see the famous gentleman-monkey.
L'Empereur, I calculate, is about four feet high,
and his lower limbs are much shorter than his arms.
The impressario admitted that they are not very
well developed, hence 1'Empereur prefers sitting to
standing. As he sat in his chair, his legs dangling
down in a perfectly natural fashion, he looked not
unlike many a cub-clubman, seen at Fifth Avenue
Club windows sucking the head of a cane. I refer to
the figure and demeanor, not to the face, of course.
Besides l'Empereur, I am told, never sucks the head
of a walking stick.
OFFERS OF UANDY.
The crowd in front
eaady and cigarettes
of the box offered l'Empereur
"Take your choice" said the
Impresario, "if you eat or smoke between meals,
you can't have supper."
Like a child trying to wheedle his parent, li'm-
pereur sunk his soft eyes into his master's. Reading
a reiterated refusal, he got up and, hand on heart,
bowed low to his would-be benefactors, while a sad
smile overspread his broad face. Some women in-
sisted nevertheless, handing up their bonbon boxes.
The gentleman-monkey waved his hand toward the
impresario as if to say: "Speak to this brute, you
see he won't allow me to touch them." Then he sat
down again, resting his right elbow on the cushioned
rail and his chin in his hand, he turned his large,
melancholy eyes upon the audience and seemed ab-
sorbed in watching the human beehive below.
"It almost hurts me to refuse him anything," said
the impresario, "he is so gentle and nice about it,
but to allow him even a mouthful between meals
would be to upset his stomach. He is used to eat
at a table only and receives the same food as our
HOW FUTURE NEWPORTER LOOKS.
L'Empereur has a big round head and the black
straight hair like the average Jap. He wears it care-
fully parted in the middle and tastefully arranged at
the sides. The face is broad and flat, and I strongly
suspect him of trying to grow mutton-chop whiskers
before his entire in Newport.
"Maybe we will shave his chin before he goes to
the United States," said the impresario. The hair
of the chin being white makes Mr. Chimpanzee look
older than he is. The face itself is smooth andl yel.
lowish in color, somewhat darker between thie eyes,
He has a broad mouth and extends his lips, n.l lib,
it seems. His nose is small and flat, his bromws are
very prominent. His feet were encased in patent
leathers and his hands in white kids. The hands are
narrow, but the thumb meen to be very large. 'Il*,.
pereur therefore has his gloves and boots 1m.le to
BALLET INTERESTS GENTLEMAN-MONK IY.
On with the dance. Three hundred ballet girls
gyrate and gambol on the s amid a flood of light.
iMost spectators sitting near shade their eyes as they
look on-not so l'Empereur, who borrowed the im-
pressario's opera glass to see better. The manager
attempted to set it at the right angle, but l'Empr .ur
shook his head. It evidently amused him to set the
glass according to his wants. I watched the expresss
sion on his face. He acted much like a chihl thit
sees an extravaganza for the first time. He was suir.
praised, dumbfounded, everything interested liiii,
These half-naked women, what do they meni hy
jumping and turning on their toes, by bowing and
running, marching in procession? But after the
novelty had somewhat worn off, I'Empereur's
became thoughtful. He no longer resembled a clild
regarding a pretty plaything, but a savant, busy w itti
a scientific problem.
WANTED TO JUMP ON THE STAGE.
Finally the prima ballerina came on. More ]iglit
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WHITE LABOR IN HAWAII. plantations can offer them homes and its outward prototype. Not so, however, cylinder by end nuts the needles are as
give them work when they get here, and with the stuff delivered. True, to the firmly held as if they were on a solid
Agricultural immigrants re to be in- the immigrants are at liberty to go novice the quality may appear the same, piece of cast Iron, yet on loosening these
troduced into Hawaii by the thousands, where they like when they arrive. The but the handler of cotton at once per. nuts three turns the rings can be in.
from the Asores; and, while the Portu- sugar planters, of course, are putting up ceives the superior characteristics of stantly separated and the needles which
fruomhe Government d, ie oth rtu.l the money, donating it to the Terrf- the product delivered by the later inven- fit in their angular slots can be quickly
guese Government does not particularly trial Board of Immigration to assist tion. taken out or replaced. This operation
desire seeing its citizens emigrate, still immigration, but the immigration is di. "The principle of the Fuller gin is one is as simple as the placing of a needle
it will not put any obstacles in their rectly under the superintendence of the of extreme simplicity and might be in a sewing machine. The needles are
way. So says a recent letter from Ha* Territorial Government, which is re- termed an amalgamation of the prin- made of hardened, tempered and polished
wall, printed in the New Orleans Louis. sponsible to the Federal Goernment for ciples of both the saw gin and the roller steel, and their cost is less than that of
lana Planter. The sugar planters want the observance of the law." gin, that is, round edge blades, simply a gin saw."
white, and not native, laborers. While constructed and formed onto short rib-
the Japanese have already begun to NEW METHOD OF COTTON GINNING like parts, perform the function of the RECENT U. 8. DEPARTMENT CIR-
show, by strikes, that they understand rib of the saw gin, and the knife blade CULARS.
civilized methods, a dependable white A recent circular of the Piedmont of the roller gin. This device, which the In Circular No. 52 the Biological Sur-
labor element is becoming a necessity in Cotton Company of Charlotte, N. C., inventor has named a 'combing finger,' vey has issued a four-page leaflet con-
the isles of the sea; Oriental labor is be- gives a description of a new method of is made of case-hardened steel. These training directions for destroying pocket
coming more and more independent and ginning cotton, by which the fiber is pre- fingers are smoothly finished, and fas- gophers, being the substance of a former
aggressive, says the correspondent of served from damage and the yield ma- tened by screws to a cast iron bar at- circular, now out of print. I believe
the Planter, and sugar planters are anx- terially increased. The matter contained tached to the hinged brest girt of the these pesky creatures are known in Flor-
ious to establish a reliable white citizen- in this circular was written by a Mr. gin and are made to template, being ida among the flatwoods people as sala-
labor element. And this is the way that Clavis, and published in the "American therefore interchangeable. This con- meanders; but whdyp p
it is proposed to get around the United Cotton Manufacturer." Four illustra- struction is a radical departure from the
State immigration laws upon the statute tions are given, showing a section of the common gin rib, which easily clogs with This bureau has also reprinted the
books: combing gin, the circular comb, segments cotton at the bottom, causing danger bulletin on How to Control the San Jose
"The Federal Government permits the showing how needles have superseded from fire and vexatious delays in gin. Scale. Its number is 42, second series,
Territory, as such, to assist immigration saw teeth, and a stationary comb, illus- ning, as it is very hard to disengage the fourth edition. It gives the California
of labor and the immigration of the thou- treating stationary combing fingers. Of lint thus clogged. The ginning cylinder formula, to-wit: Two gallons petroleum
sand Portuguese families now planned this new machine Mr. Clavis says: consists of a series of cast iron rings or (kerosene), 1 pound whale oil soap (or
will be effected through the Territorial "Outward appearances disclose a strik- spiders, three-quarters of an inch wide, 1 quart soft soap), and 1 gallon soft
Board of Immigration. The Territory ing similarity between the old gin and forming with the needles a 'circular water. For winter sprays this emulsion
if responsible. The plantations cannot the now, but, in truth, the combing gin ccmb.' with from 3 to 8 parts of water, but for
bring them here under contract, but the is a 'new type' organically different from "When clamped together on the gin summer with 7 to 16 parts.
History of American Family Tainted by
Alcohol-European Children Poisoned
by Drink-Remarkable Experiments.
Leipzig.-Teubner will publish to-
morrow a remarkable work, "Alcohol-
ikm: Its Evil Influence, and How to
Fight It." From the advance sheets
placed at your correspondent's disposal,
the following interesting facts were
AMERICAN FAMILY WITH ALCO-
The author describes in particular the
family of an American trapper and fish-
erman named Jukes. The elder Jukes,
a giant in strength, drank heavily, and
became a downright drunkard. The
history of his family was traced through
seven generations, embracing 709 males
and females. Of these 174 were bad wo-
men, 18 men established evil resorts, 77
S(ere punished for acts of lawlessness,
among them 12 for murder; 64 of Jukes'
d ceendants went to the poorhouse, 142
v1"re paupers in a minor sense, and 85
suffered from degeneration. All, or al-
most all, men and women, were given to
drink to excess. The women of the fifth
gi-neration were all of evil character,
the men were criminals. All told, the
Jukes family cost the state over a mil-
lion dollars in seventy-five years.
COURSE OF ALCOHOL TAINT.
The book contains the following in-
teresting scale regarding families with
the alcohol taint:
Second generation-Drunkards, show.
ing signs of degeneration; frequent at-
trcks of delirium; melancholy.
Third generation-Sickly children, in-
sanity, paralysis, suicide habit.
Fourth generation-Stunted brain,
brain sickness, early death. -
Fifth generation-Family is beginning
to die out. In the second, third, fourth
rnd fifth generation the men have a han-
kuring for crime; the women for lewd-
MOTHERS-TO-BE SHOULD ABSTAIN.
The book contains elaborate statis-
tics and a wealth of experimental ma-
terial showing why prospective mothers
should abstain from alcoholic drinks.
Experiments on certain animals show
tlat while under normal conditions 94
per cent of the young survW,, that pe
centage is reduced by 74 when thp moth.
ers get alcohol.
DRINK GIVEN TO CHILDREN.
The author publishes some astound-
ing facts regarding the habit of giving
drink to children. In Moscow 1,071
children under 12 years of age were sub-
jected to medical examination, and it
was found that 30 per cent of them used
tU take alcoholic beverages either occa-
sionally or regularly. Ten per cent of
bLbies under one year were allowed small
quantities of alcoholic drinks by their
foolish mothers. In Dresden, according
to, the report of the Teachers' 4ssocia-
tion, all school children get more or less
beer daily; some get beer with every
meal except breakfast. Of 42 boys in a
Leipzie public school 14 boasted of hav-
ing been drunk once or oftener; 24 drank
schnapps occasionally, 17 used beer
daily. Of 1,0690 school children in
Cerau, only 12 have never tasted alco-
holic drinks; 472 were wine drinkers,
239 beer drinkers and 520 frequently
COGNAC IN COFFEE FOR GIRLS..
In Norway investigation showed that
7f. per cent of the children in girls'
schools took cognac with their coffee
regularly. The book shows that chil-
dren partaking of alcoholic drinks are
more liable than others to become sickly,
end that the great majority of them ac-
quire criminal habits.
CARMEN SYLVA PROPOSES TO
MAKE MARRIAGE DEPEND ON
Bucharest.-Queen Elizabeth, Carmen
Sylva, is the real author of the bill sub-
mitted in the Senate, providing that man
and women must submit to medical ex-
amination ere they can procure marriage
certificates. Dr. Torneska, professor of,
which reads: "Persons afflicted with'
the medical faculty, fathers the bill,
diseases of the chest and lungs or suffer-
ing from organic diseases of the heart
and uncurable diseases of other vital or-
gans, cannot obtain marriage certificates
in Roumania." Medical examination of
all candidates for marriage is made com-
pulsory. Sufferers from the diseases
named, paralysis, persons, and all per-
sons afflicted with contagious and hered-
itary diseases liable to affect the issue
are eo ipsico excluded from the right to
obtain marriage certificates and marry.
The bill is backed by a large number
of signatures, and the interest the Queen
is taking in its passage is much com-
mented upon, particularly as her Maj-
esty herself would have been prohibited
rfom marrying the King if she had been
subjected to examination before her mar-
riage. When Carmen Sylva's first chil4
was born she was informed that both
she and her child would be doomed if she
ever attempted motherhood again.
Lagering or ageing (storing for
maturity) has much to do with
the quality and healthfulness of
beer. With our
Storing Capacity of
exeedlnd that of any two other breweries,
In the World, we are enabled to lager our beer
from four to five months before being marketed.
This lagering brings out, to the utmost, that
exquisite taste and fine flavor characteristic only
of Anheuser- Busch Beer.
SAnheusMerBuach Brewind A 'n
St i Los. U. S. A.
JOB. ZAPF & CO., Distributors.
THE NEST EOO.
(Continued from Sixth Page)
he wanted to start at once, but Charlie persuaded 'im
"And don't you spare me, mind, out o' friendship,
oea Charlie, "became the blacker you paint me the
better I shall like it."
"You trust me, mate," see Jack Bates; "if I don't
get that aventy-two pounds for you, you may call
me a nutchma, Why, it's fair robbery, i call it,
sticking to your money like that,"
They spent the rest o' the day together, and when
evening came Charlie went off to the Cooks'. Emma
'ad art expected they was going to a theater that
night, but Charlie said he wasn't feeling the thing,
and he sat there so quiet and miserable they didn't
know wot to make of 'im.
'Ave you got any trouble on your mind, Charlie,"
se Mrs. Cook, "or is it the toothache?"
"It ain't the toothache,' sea Charlie.
He sat there pulling a long face and staring at the
floor, but all Mrs. Cook and Emma could do 'e
wouldn't tell them wot was the matter with 'im.
He said 'e didn't want to worry other people with
'is troubles; let everybody bear their own, that was
'is motto. Even when George Smith offered to go to
the theater with Emma instead of 'im he didn't
fire up, and, if it 'adn't ha' been for Mrs. Cook,
George wouldn't ha' been sorry that 'e spoke.
"Theayters ain't for me," seo Charlie, with a groan.
"I'm more likely to go to goal, so far as I can see,
than a theaterr"
Mrs. Cook and Emma both screamed and Sarah
Ann did 'er first highstericks, and very well, too, con-
sidering that she 'ad only just turned fifteen.
"Goal I" sea od Cook, as soon as they 'ad quieted
Sarah Ann with a bowl of cold water that young
Bill 'ad the presence o' mind to go and fetch. "Goal!
"You wouldn't believe if I was to tell you," sea
Charlie, getting up to go, "and besides, I don't want
any of you to think as 'ow I am worse than wot I
He sook his 'ead at them sorrowful-liKe, and afore
they could stop 'im he 'ad gone. Old Cook shouted
carter 'im, but it was no use, and the others was
running into the scullery to till the bowl agin for
Mrs. Cook went round to 'is lodgings next morning,
but found that 'e was out. They began to fancy all
sorts o' things then, but Charlie turned up agin that
evening more miserable than ever.
"I went round to see you this morning," sea Mrs.
Cook, "but you wasn't at 'ome."
"I never am, 'ardly," sea Charlie. "I can't be-
it ain't safe."
"Why not?" sea Mrs. Cook, fidgeting.
"If I was to tell you, you'd lose your good opinion
of me," sea Charlie.
"It wouldn't be much to lose," ses Mrs. Cook, fir.
Charlie didn't answer 'er. When he did speak he
spoke to the old man, and he was so down-'arted that
'e gave 'im the chills almost. He 'ardly took any no-
tice of Emma, and, when Mrs. Cook spoke about the
shop agin, said that chandlers' shops was for happy
people, not for 'im.
By the time they sat down to supper they was
nearly all as miserable as Charlie himself From
words he let drop they all seemed to 'ave the idea
that the police was arter 'im, and Mrs. Cook was just
asking 'im for wot she called the third and last time,
but wot was more likely the hundred and third, wot
he'd done, when there was a knock at the front door,
so loud and so sudden that old Cook and young Bill
both out their mouths at the same time.
"Anybody 'ere o' the name of Emma Cook?" see a
man's voice, when young Bill opened the door.
"She's inside," sea the boy, and the next moment
Jack Bates followed 'im into the room, and then fell
back with a start as 'e saw Charlie Tagg.
"Ho, 'ere you are, are you ?" he ses, looking at 'im
'Wot's the matter T" ses Mrs. Cook, very sharp.
I didn't expect to 'ave the pleasure o' seeing you
'ere, my lad," sea Jack, still staring at Charlie, and
twisting 'is face up into awful scowls. "Which is
Emma Cook T"
"Mi- Cook is my name," sea Emma, very sharp.
"Wot d'ye want"
"Very good," se Jack Bates, looking at Charlie
agin; "then p'r'aps you'll do me the kindness of tell-
ing that lie o' yours agin afore this young lady."
"It's the truth," ses Charlie, looking down at 'is
"If somebody don't tell nme wot all this is about in
two minutes, I shall do something desprit," ses Mrs.
Cook, getting up.
noise that young Bill made a large blot on 'Is exer-
else-book, and old Cook, wot was lighting his pipe,
burnt 'is fingers through not looking wot 'e was
oThis 'ere-er-man," sea Jack Bates, pointing at
Charlie. "owed me seventy-five pounds and won't pay.
When I ask 'im for it he see a party he's keeping
company with, by thp name of Emma Cook, 'as got
it, and he can't get it." -
"So she has," sea Charlie, without looking up.
June 16, 1906
"Wot does 'e owe you the money for?" seo Mrs.
"Co. I lent it to 'im," sea Jack.
"Lent it? What for ?" ses Mrs. Cook.
L'Co. I was a fool, I s'pose," sea Jack Bates; "a
good-natur fool. Anyway, I'm sick and tired of
asking for it, and if I don't get it tonight I'm going
to see the police about it."
He sat down on a chair with 'is hat coked over
one eye, and they all sat staring at 'im as though
they didn't know wot to say next.
'"So this it yot you meant when you said you'd got
the chance of a lifetime, is it" ses Mrs. Cook to
Charlie. "This is wot you wanted it for, is it? Wot
did you borrow all that money for?"
"Spend," se Charlie, in a sulky voice.
"Spend!" ses Mrs. Cook, with a scream; "wot in?"
"Drink and cards mostly," ses Jack Bates, remem-
bering wot Charlie 'ad told 'im about blackening 'is
You might ha' heard a pin drop a'most, and Char-
lie sat there without saying a word.
"Charlie's been led away," sea Mrs. Cook, looking
'ard at Jack Bates. "I s'pose you lent 'im the money
to win it back from 'im at cards, didn't you?"
"And gave 'im too much licker fust," see old Cook.
"I've heardd of your kind. If Charlie takes my ad-
vice 'e won't pay you a farthing. I should let you
do your worst if I was 'im; that's wot 1 should do.
You've got a low face; a nasty, ugly, low face."
"One o' the worst I ever see," see Mrs. Cook. "It
looks as though it might ha' been cut out o' the
'Owever could you ha' trusted a man with a face
like that, Charlie?"' se old Cook. "Come away from
'im, Bill; I don't like such a chap in the room.*
Jack Bates began to feel very awk'ard. They was
all glaring at 'im as though they could eat 'im, and
he wasn't used to such treatment. And, as a matter
o' fact, he'd got a very good-'arted face.
"You go out o' that door," ses old Cook, pointing
to it. "Go and do your worst. You won't get any
"Stop a minute," ses Emma, and afore they could
stop 'er she ran upstairs. Mrs. Cook went arter 'er
and 'igh words was heard up in the bedroom, but
by-and-by Emma came down holding her head very
'igh and looking at Jack Bates as though he was dirt.
"How am I to know Charlie owes you this money ?"
Jack Bates turned very red, and arter fumbling in
'is pockets took out about a dozen dirty bits o' paper,
which Charlie 'ad given 'im for I. 0. U's. Emma
read 'em all, and then she threw a little parcel on the
"There's your money," she ses; "take it and go."
Mrs. Cook and 'er father began to call out, but it
was no good.
"There's seventy-two pounds there," ses Emma,
who was very pale; "and 'ere's a ring you can have
to 'elp make up the rest." And she drew Charlie's
ring off and throwed it on the table. "I've done with
'im for good," she ses, with a look at 'er mother.
Jack Bates took up the money and the ring and
stood there looking at 'er and trying to think wot
to say. He'd always been uncommon partial to the
sex, and it did seem 'ard to stand there and take all
that on account of Charlie Tagg.
"I only wanted my own," he see, at last, shuffling
about the floor.
"Well, you've got it," sea Mrs. Cook, "and now you
can go." y
"You're pi'soning the air of my front parlor," ses
old Cook, opening the winder a little at the top.
"P'r'aps paint so bad as you think I am," use
Jack Bates, still looking at mma, and with that 'e
walked over to Charlie and dumped down the money
on the table in front of 'im. "Take it," he ses, "and
don't borrow any more. I make you a free gift of
it. P'r'aps my 'art ain't as black as my face," he
sea, turning to Mrs. Cook.
They was all so surprised at fust that they couldn't
speak, but old Cook smiled at 'im and put the win-
der up agin. And Charlie l agg sat there arf mad
with temper, looking as though 'e could eat Jack
Bates without any salt, as the saying is.
m"I-I can't take it," he ses at last, with a stam-
"Can't take it? Why not? sea old Coo s
"This gentleman 'as given it to you." taking.
sweet gift," ses Mrs. Cook, smiling at Jack very
"I can't take it," ses Charlie, winking at Jack to
take up the money and ive it to 'imoutside on the
quiet, as arranged. "I 'ave my pride."
It"So 'ave I," se Jack. "Are you going to take
Charlie gave 'im another look. "No," he sea, "I
can't take a tavor. I borrowed the money a I'll
monVery goad, sea Jack, taking it up. "It's my
money, ain't it ?"o --m
S"Yes," sea Charlie, taking no notice of Mrs. Cook
and 'er husband, wot was both talking to 'im at once,
,,and trying to persuade 'im to alter his mind.
Then I give it to Miss Emma Cook," se Jack
Bates, putting it into her hands. "Good-night every.
body and good luck."
e slammed the front door behind 'im and they
'eard him go off down the road as if 'e was going for
firengines. Charlie sat there for a moment struck
all of a heap, and then 'e Jumped up and dashed arter
'im. He just saw 'im disappearing round a corner
and he didn't see 'im fgin f a couple o years rr.
wards, by which time the Sydney l had ad thr,e. or
four young men arter 'im, an Emma, who t
changed her name to Smith, was doing one o' the 1,est
businesses in the chandlery line in Poplar.
What't Agitating the People.
(Continued from Fifth Page)
the third act. An effort is being made to get Gover.
nor Higgins to remove him from office. After dis-
cuassing the case of Jerome, and defending him from
many of the charges made against him, the Chicago,
Record-Herald has this for a wind-up:
"Mr. Jerome's good judgment is often in question,
but his personal word never, and it will be difficult
indeed to convince people acquainted with his career
that he has told an untruth in this matter.
"Nevertheless, it is a recognized fact that he lins
been most astonishingly slow in prosecuting the in-
surance cases. At the time of his election it was felt
that the only hope of such prosecutions lay in his
success. Since then there have been times when it
almost seemed as though the only hope would have
been in his defeat. Half a doen Indictments against
offenders in minor companies have been returned,
and some important indictments are expected this
week. But with the multiplicity of crimes and mis-
demeanors that were described in the Armstrong re-
port many months ago this is a very poor showing.
"Governor Higgins may not even deem the charges
against Mr. Jerome worthy of investigation. It is to
be hoped they are indeed trivial and malicious-not
only for Mr. Jerome's sake but for the sake of all
those who voted for him. But however trivial they
are, it really seems time that Mr. Jerome should
abandon his 'noble Roman' attitude and at least make
a full and complete statement of his campaign
As for Hearst's American, it can see nothing good
in him. Listen to it:
"Governor Higgins has been informed by five rep-
utable citizens of New York that William Travers
Jerome District Attorney of this county, has been
guilty of offenses justifying his removal from office.
The men who present these sworn charges demand
that he should be removed.
"They allege and say that they can prove that the
District Attorney received a 'gratuity or reward' in
the shape of campaign funds to compound the erimi.,
of a violation of the criminal statutes 6f this State.
They allege that this gratuity took the shape of a
gift of 'upward of $50,000,' presented by the 'iig
Three' life insurance companies, the Metropolitan
Street Railway Company and the Metropolitan Se
curities Company. It is charged that Jerome faief,l
of his duty in that he knew, and admitted that he
knew, of criminal offenses committed by officials of
the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, of per-
juries committed by employees of that company, ot
briberies committed at the behest of men in the em-
ploy of that company, and not only failed to pro-
ceed against the accused, but permitted both the
suspected criminals and the witnesses to escape from
the jurisdiction of the New York courts.
"His failure to take any action against the insur-
ance looters is also cited.
"Five men of high standing in this community
whose politics are not known to us, nor probably
known to anybody, they being only public-spirite'
citizens, have certified these charges to the Governor.
It is within his province either to remove the District
Attorney upon the face of the charge or to appoint
a commission to fake evidence bearing upon them."
Quick Change Artist Prosecuted.
Paris.-Fregoli, the quick change artist, is under
indictment for having played havoc with the majesty
of the law, incorporated by cops on duty in the public
thoroughfares. Here are the crimes laid at his door:
Causing a disturbance and the arrest of two inno-
cent persons in Champs Elysee.
Returning fares in a buss without warrant; also
imprsonatring a magistrate and setting free prisoners
?-all within the space of ten minutes or less, accord-
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really very funny. In the guise of an old woman,
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.ougare, .accsing everybody and anybody with hav-
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the spot, ordered all paerby o turn out their
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oWhile the real conductor was busy on the roof, Fre-
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having, id 2 sous too much. These he returned to
lmnung passengers and vanished, while the con-
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station where the two pickpockets were being ar-
raigned before the sergeant. He wore the uniform
of I police commissioner, and around his waist the
three-colored csrf. He ordered the immediate re-
ase of the men, saying that he was present at the
arrest, and knew it to be illegal.
A Legend of Renunciation.
WILLIAM Z. PABOR.
Poet Laureate National Editorial Amoelatlon
(Indianapolls, June 18.1906.)
In far away India lies the Valley of Chimbra,
over which, in ages gone by, a Princess presided.
At one time it was without water and desolation ex-
isted everywhere in it. The Princess consulted an
oracle to learn how the curse of drouth could be
lifted, and was told that if she would die* for her
people, water in abundance would bless the land.
Without a murmer she made the sacrifice. Then,
up through the clods that covered her, came a stream
of water, and, as if by magic, the valley became a
fruitful garden and joy and gladness took the place
of gloom and sadness all over the valley.
Told in India song and story, is a legend old and
Of a maiden's fadeless glory,
While the world shows green and gold, as the seasons
And life springs from lifeless mold.
Where the date palm's ponds wave slowly, is a
fountain held as holy,
To which lofty ones and lowly,
Old and young, from far and near, come to drink
the waters clear,
Through all seasons of the year.
Down the mossy hillside sliding, through the vale
of Chimbras gliding,
Between banks of blossoms hiding,
Sweeps the fountain's crystal glow, bright as sunlight,
pure as snow.
To the valley lands below.
Once no fertile fields were near it; once no flowers
bloomed to cheer it;
Once the people learned to fear it;
For the land lay bleak and bare, and no grain
sheaves waved in air
And no trees did fruitage bear.
Always scorched by rays of sunlight, verdureless be-
neath the moonlight,
Thus at midnight and in noon-light,
Lay the valley, hot and dry, underneath a rainless
Nature heedless human cry.
Chimbra's virgin Princess, weeping, whether waking,
Came to where her people, creeping
'; ipnystlc Sibyl's shrine, begged that she would
ask a sign
From the oracle divine.
When the oracle had spoken-Amaranth leaves given
Said she, but in agents broken:
"Thus the oracle has said, 'Let the Princess lay her
'Living, with the buried dead.
'Then from virgin bosom creeping would a fountain
rise up leaping
'Sending streams of water sweeping
'Down the hillside, through the vale; then at harvest
time the flail
'Of the reaper would not fail."
Then the Princess said, with sadness, though the
people deemed it madness,
She her life would give with gladness
For her people, if thereby, famine from their homes
And the lands no more be dry.
So a hillside grave they made her, neathh a peepul
tree to shade her,
And alive within it laid her
Smiling on them to the last, as the sods were on her
Till the earth should hold her fast.
Soon a tiny stream came flowing, then still wide and
Till it through the valley going,
Sent a stream of water dear, blessing all or far
Through all seasons of the year.
Where there once was gloom and sadness, where
there once was wrath and madness.
Now rose up the song of gladness,
For the orchard lands grew fair, palms their green
ponds hung in air,
Fruit and flowers grew everywhere.
And forever and forever, first the fountain, then the
Flowed in waves that whispered ever
Of the Princess, from whose heart it in olden
And was its immortal part.
Is the legend worthy reading?
Is the world the les-
Life's rmnuncjtlion pleading?
So our words and so our deeds, should be known m
Rather than as worthless weeds.
Since the Princess in the story, gave up life for love,
Let this legend old and hoary
Teach us life to read aright, so love's beams shall
shine as bright
As the stare in summer's night.
As a rose in its unfolding is to those its bloom
So some soul our words are mouldin,
Will in beauty grow and grace, standing upright in
in its plaoe
For the welfare of the race.
And our pen will be a lever, truth from error to
And the moving finger ever
Trace upon the virgin sheet, where the pen and pencil.
"Life through love is made complete."
Thus if we are self effacing in the thoughts that we
And on printed sheets are placing
Evil impulses withstood, reaching out to what is good
For a common brotherhood.
We will surely leave behind us, when the Master's
call shall find us,
Tender memories to bind us
To that world of love, wherein all who enter are akin,
And celestial glory win.
Tides of influence outgoing, ever and forever flowing
Where Love's harvestage is showing,
Blooming on the streamlet's brink where we scattered
drops of ink,
"Drops that make the millions think.,'
Emperor for Newport Next Summer
(Continued from Tenth Page)
and colored effects. She happened to be an exceed-
ingly pretty girl, not at all chary in the display of
her charms. L'Empereur was nervously fingering his
opera glass, his lips twitched. Suddenly, as the girl
stepped within a few feet of where we were sitting,
he jumped up and was about to leap upon the stars
when the manager grabbed him by the coat tails
"Your majesty will sit still and applaud like a gen-
His majesty did. I thought his gloves would burst.
Monkey-shines, you say? Not at all. In the course
of a season it happens half a dosen times that men,
crazed by stage beauties, attempt to throw them-
selves at their feet before crowded audience.
L'Empereur continued to act "the perfect gentle-
man." As he sat there, evidently thinking hard, I
could not help regretting that inquiry into the ani-
mal soul is for the most part restricted to showmen.
I have not forgotten Qarnier's efforts, but he is a
white raven, and I. wader no millionaire ever
thought of appropriating a goodly sum toward that
As l'Empereur followed the stage performance with
his big, melancholy eyes-what passed behind that
low forehead? Would it not be more interesting to
find out that than to hear the opinions of agricultural
societies on Mr. Carnegie's libraries?
Half a dosen times in the course of the perform-
ance a broad smile overspread l'Empereur's face. His
whole being is melancholy, but at times he smiled,
showing his white, glistening teeth.
"He doesn't know Schopenhauer," said the man*
ager, "but he guesses the meaning of his philosophy.
Being himself celebrated, l'Empereur doesn't care a
rap for stage celebrities.
WHAT HE WILL DO IN NEWPORT.
"Those receptions and special performances sched-
uled for Newport?" asked your correspondent.
"Above all, eact like a gentleman."
"Well, acting like a gentleman is nothing new,
even in Newport," said I, somewhat nettled at the
idea that a vulgar French impressarlo dared im-
pugn the manners of our Fads and Fancy set.
"No reflection on the dollar kings, I assure you,"
said the manager, "I only meant to convey the idea
that i'Empereur will be able to take part in society
functions just like any other well-bred person, that
is, eat, drink and entertain as politely as any scion
of the moneyed aristocracy."
L'EMPEREUR Ax SUPPER.
We finished the evening in tne private dining room
of a fashionable restaurant, and I must admit that
l'Empereur's table manners, while not the pink of
perfection, are entirely inoffensive. And the way he
ills glasses and empties his own is admirable, not
a drop spilt, and no one forgotten.
"Has he any musical accomplishments?"
The mangaer took us to a gallery overlooking the
grand restaurant and we listened for some time to
the orchestra. When the pieoe was finished, half a
dosen of the musicians were invited upstairs. The
manager told l'Empereur that I desired to hear the
selection repeated, and asked him to conduct. And
he did conduct, neither as extravagantly as a long.
haired German, nor as en~welltly as the average.
American bandmaster. As we were going downstairs
a Parisian gentleman, passing us, dropped a lighted
match next to my trains 'Emperur immediately
stepped on it, yet he is "only a brute," while the fael
low who nearly set me afire is a well known "social
The manager called a carriage and l'Empereur
opened the door for me. Then, holding it with one
hand, his crush hat under his arm, he extended his
golved right and shook my hand heartily. I bid him
goodby, saying I hoped to meet him again, and, with
his hand on his heart, he bowed low and smiled. I
really think ne understood.
As I was driving home, I remembered what Prof.
Brooks, author of the System of Natural Soiences,
said to the giant-brained heir to the British throne.
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June I1, ,06
The Czar's Spy
(Continued from Seventh Page.)
court must suffer for her father's avar-
ice and evil-doln."
"Yes," cried Jk anxiously. "That's
right, Ollnto. The polled must know
nothing. The pria we must make
ourselves. But who was t who shot
me in 8uffolk. Street "
"The same nma, Martin Woodroffe."
"Then the assasin is back from Ru-
"He followed closely behind the 8,t
nor Oommuendstore. Markoff, a clewr
secret agent of Baron Oberg's, came with
Then for the first time I reoolloctel
that the man I had resogland in t
Strand was a fellow I had seen loung-
ing in the anteroom of the palace of the
Governor General of Finland. The pair,
fearing that I should reveal what I
knew, were undoubtedly in London to
take my life in secret. Now that LeIlth-
court was dead, Woodroffe had united
forces with Oberg, and intended to
silence me because they feared that
Elms, besides escaping them, had also
revealed her secret.
"I trust that the Signorina Leitheourt
has explained the story of the yacht and
its crew," Olinto remarked. "And has
also shown you how I was implicated.
You will therefore disesrn the reason
why I have hitherto feared to give you
"Yes' I said, "Miss Leithoourt hab
told me a great deal, but not everyi-
thing. I cannot yet gather for what rea.
son she and her father fled from Ran-
"Then I will tell you," said Muriol
quickly. "My father suspected Wood-
roffe of being the assassin in HRannoch
Wood, for te knew that he had broken
away from the original compact, and
had now allied himself with Oberg. Yet
it was also my father's object to appear
in fear of them, because he was only
awaiting an opportunity to lay plans
for poor Elmas rescue from Finand.
Therefore one evening Woodroffe called,
and my father encountered him in the
avenue, and admitted him with his own
latchkey by one of the side doors of the
castle, afterwards taking him up to the
study. He knew that he had coins to
try and make terms for Oberg, therefore
he saw that he must fly at once to New-
castle, where the Iris was lying, get on
board, and sail away.
"With some excuse he left him in the
study, and then warned my mother and
myself to prepare to leave. But while
we were packing, it appeared that
Chater, who had followed, was shown
into the study by the butler, or rather
he entered there himself, being well ac-
quainted with the house. Thus the two
men, now bitter enemies, met. A fierce
quarrel must have ensued, and Chater
was poisoned and concealed, Woodroffe,
of course, believing he had killed him.
My father entered the study again, and
seeing only Woodroffe there, did not
know what had occurred. bome words
probably arose, when my father again
turned and left. Then we fled to r-
lisle and on to Newcastle, and next
morning were on board the yacht out in
the North bea, afterwards landing at
Rotterdam. Those," she added, "are
briefly the facts, as my poor father re-
lated them to me."
"And what of poor Elma-and of her
secret? When, I wonder, shall I see
herT" I cried in despair.
"You will aee her now, signore," an*
swored Olinto. "A servant of the Prin-
cess Zudloff brought her to London this
afternoon, and I have Just conveyed her
from the station. She is in the next
room, in ignorance, however, that you
And without another word I fled for-
ward Joyfully, and threw open the fold.
ing doors which separated me from my
Silent, yes! But she could, neverthe-
les, tell her stor-urely the strangest
that any woman haes ver lived to tell.
CONTAIN'Bs LMA'8s TOEY.
Before me stood my love, a slim,
tragic, rather wan figure in a heavy dark
traveling coat and felt toque, her sweet
lips parted and a look of bewildered
-mu--mente upon her countenance as
burst in so suddenly upon her.
In silence I grasped her tiny black-
gloved hand, and then, also in silence,
raised it passionately to my eager lips.
Her soft, dark eyes--those eyes that
spoke although she was mute-met mine,
and in them was a look that I had never
seen there before-a look which as
plainly as any words told me that my
wild fevered passion was reciprocated.
She gazed beyond into the room where
the others had assembled, and then
looked at me inquiringly, whereupon I
led her forward to where they were, and
Muriel fell upon her and kissed her with
tears streaming from her eyes.
"I prepared this surprise for you, Mr.
Gre," "Muriel said, laughing through
hertears -of joy. "Olinto learnt that
she was on her way to London, and I
sent him to meet her. The Princess has
managed magnificently, has she not ?"
"Yes. Thank God, she is free!" I ex-
claimed. "But we must induce her to
tell us everything."
Muriel was already helping my love
out of her heavy Russian coat, a costly
garment lined with sable, and then, after
greeting Jack and Olinto, she was com-
fortably seated, I took some notepaper
from the little writing table by the win.
dow and scribbled in pencil the words:
"I need not write how delighted I am
that you are safe-that the Almighty
has heard my prayers for you. Jack
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The Czar's Spy
(Continued from preceding page.
and Muriel have told me all about Leith-
court and his scoundrelly associates. 1
know, too, dear-for I may call you
that, may I not?-how terribly you must
have suffered In silence through it all.
Leithcourt is dead. He sank the yacht
with all the stolen property on board,
but by accident was himself engulfed."
Bending and watching intently as I
wrote, she drew back in horror and sur-
prise at the words. Then I added: "4Ve
are all four determined that the guilty
shall not go unpunished, and that the
affliction pleased uon you shall be ade-
quately avenged. You are my own love
-I am bold enough to call you so. Some
strong but mysterious bond of affinity
between us caused me to seek you out,
and your pictured face seemed to call me
to your side although I was unaware of
your peril. I was sent to you by the
unseen power to extricate you from tne
hands of your enemies. Therefore tell
us everything-all that you know-with-
out fear, for now that we are united no
harm can assail us."
She took the pencil, and holding it in
her white fingers sat staring first as us,
and then looking hesitatingly at the
white paper before her. Her position,
amid a hundred conflicting emotions, was
one of extreme difficulty. It seemed as
though even now she was loth to reveal
to us the absolute truth.
Muriel, standing behind her chair,
tenderly stroked back the wealth of
chestnut hair from her white brow. Her
complexion was perfect, even though her
face was pale and jaded, and her eyes
heavy, consequent upon her long, weary
journey from the now frozen North.
Presently, when by signs both Jack
Olinto had urged her to write, she bent
suddenly, and her pencil began to run
swiftly over the paper.
All of us stood exchanging glances in
silence, neither looking over her, but
each determined to wait in patience until
the end. Once started, however, she did
not pause. Sheet after sheet she cov-
ered. The silence for a long time was
complete, broken only by the rapid run-
ning of the pencil over the rough surface
of the paper. She had apparently be-
come seized by a sudden determination
to explain everything, now tnat she saw
we were in real, dead earnest.
I watched her sweet face bent so in-
tently, and as the firelight fell across it
found it incomparable. Yes; she was
afflicted by loss of speech, it was true,
yet she was surely inexpressibly sweet
and womanly, peerless above all others.
With a deep-drawn sigh she at last
finished, and, her head still bowed in an
attitude of humiliation, it seemed, she
handed what she had written to me.
In breathless eagerness I read as fol-
"Is it true, dear love-for I call you
so in return-that you were impelled
towards me by the mysterious hand that
directs all things? You came in search
of me, and you risked your life for mine
at Kajana, therefore you have a right to
know the truth. You, as my champion,
and the Princess as my friend, have con-
trived to effect my freedom. Were it
not for you, I should ere this have been
on my way to Saghallen, to the tomb to
which Oberg had so ingeniously con-
trived to consign me. AH I you do not
know-you never can know-all that I
have suffered ever since I was a girl."
Here the statement broke off, and re-
commenced as follows:
"In order that you should understand
the truth, I had better begin at the be-
ginning. My father was an English
merchant in Petersburg, and my mother,
Vera Bessanoff, who, after her marriage
with my father, was celebrated at Court
for her beauty, and was one of the
maids-of-honor to the Czarina. She was
the only daughter of Count Paul Beus-
anoff, ex-Governor of Kharkoff. and be-
fore marrying my father she had, with
her mother, been a well-known figure in
society. Immediately after her marriage
her father died, leaving her in posses-
sion of an ample fortune, which, with
my father's own wealth, placed them
among the richest and most influential
"Among my father's most intimate
friends was Baron Xavier Oberg-who,
at that time, held a very subordinate
position in the Ministry of the Itsriot
-and from my earliest recollections I
can remember him coming frequently to
our house and being invited to the bril-
liant entertainments which my mother
gave. When I was thirteen, however,
my father died of a chill contracted while
boar-hunting on his estate in Kiev, and
within a few months a further disaster
happened to us. One night, while I was
sitting alone reading aloud to my
mother, two strangers were announced,
and on being shown in they arrested my
dear mother on a charge of complicity
in a revolutionary plot against the OCar
which had been discovered at Peterhof.
I stood defiant and indignant, for my
mother was certainly no Nihilist, yet
they said that the bomb had been in-
troduced into the palace by the Countess
Anna Shiproff, one of the ladies-in-
waiting, who was an intimate friend of
my mother's and often used to visit her.
They alleged that the conspiracy had
been hatched in our house, color being
lent to that theory by the fact that a
year before a well-known Russian with
whom my father had had many business
dealings had been proved to be the au-
thor of the plot by which the Czar's
train was blown up near Lividia. They
tore my mother away from me and
placed her in that gray prison-van, the
sight of which ia the streets of Peters-
burg strikes terror into the hearts of
every Russian, for a person once in that
rumbling vehicle is, as you know, lost
forever to the world. I watched her
from the window being placed in that
fatal conveyance, and then I think I
must have fainted, for I recollect noth-
ing more until I found myself upon the
floor, with the gray dawn spreading,
and all the horrible truth came back to
me. My mother was gone from me for
(CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK)
FOR THE THIRD TIME.
Berlin.-The widow Christiansen, 74
years old, and a great-grandmother,
changed her name for the third time.
With her second husband she celebrated
the silver wedding. The groom is two
years older than the bride.
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nearly blind, and was taken to the opti-
cian's, where I was treatedby a neurolo-
gist, who procribed diet, and put me on
a fig for breakfast, no lunch, and a pean
nut for dinner, and after six days' treat-
ment I could we a loaf of PMftlid'
W Afive miles. Yours, NED.
bread like mother used to
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