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Minnesota and South Dakota
Million of Feet Already Lost - Sol
diers Kuahed to Mack llilla
to Aid Hangers.
Dcadwood, 8. I). One thousand
nnn are fighting forest Area in th
Mack liilla aimth of here. Panned by
a itiir wind the flrra have destroyed
millions of fHt of the bent timber in
the hill, located about GO mile anuth
of this rity, and much more will be
burned before tho flamea can be
Sujiervlsor line, in charge of 260
fire lighters, reported that the (Ire ii
working ita way writ and la within
two mile of Pringle, a village In Cut
ter county and three mi lea aouth of
Mayo in the aame county.
The fire in the northern hi I la la
practically under control and a train
load of fire fighting tool and a large
number of experienced rangura are to
be aent to the eouthnrn part of the dia-trii-t.
Tho fire ia eating ita way
through foreata in which there waa
but little anow last winter and the
ground and timber are extremely dry.
A detachment of aoldiera from Fort
Meado are expectel to arrive in the
fire xone in time to aid in checking the
Crand Rapid, Minn. Every able
bodied man in the town haa been aum
nioned to the timber emit of here,
where a foreat fire ia aweeping toward
the homea on the I.a I'rairie road.
liefore the fire department reached
the rone Ceorge Moore'a home and
outliuihlinga were destroyed.
A big paper mill here haa been
cloned down and COO men and boys,
i'inilyed in the mill, despatched to
the scene to help keep the fire from
the town. The high arhool also haa
been closed so that the older boya
might join in the battle. I
OUTLAW MUKDKUS TWO MOKB
John Tornow, of Wynootrhec Co.,
Again Killa Pursuers.
ShelUm, Wash. John Tornow, the
outlaw of the Wynootchee country for
whom posses have searched the forests
for neary two years, brought the num
ber of deaths held against him to six
when he shot ami killed Ixiuia illair and
Charles I.athrop, two trappera of Shel
ton, who had joined Deputy Sheriff J.
Quinglcy, of Chehalia county, in hunt
ing the outlaw, (juingley fired seven
times at Tornow and then fled without
learning whether the outlaw waa
wounded. The deputy believes, how
ever, that he wounded the outlaw.
I.athrop and Illair, both of whom
were 35 year old and experienced
hunters and trappera, were persistent
hunter of Tornow, who la wanted at
Montesano for the murder of hia twin
nephews, John and Wall Ilauer, 19
years old, anl for the killing of De
uty Sheriffs Colin McKcnzie and A. V.
1eMore, who lost their lives a year
ago in pursuit of the outlaw.
350.000 MF.N ARK ON STRIKE
Premier of Ik-lgium Makes Offhand j
r t li I
l-jttimate of Trouble. I
ItniMsels "At a time when 350,000 ,
men are out on strike." waa a phrase l
w hich occurred in the premier's speech
liefore the chamber of deputies Thurs
day afternoon. He waa replying to
an attack on the government by Herr
Vandcrvclde, the Socialist leader, who
declared that 870,000 men were now
Involved in the general atrike in Bel
gium for manhood aufTrage.
The premier' remark neemcd to be
made off-hand, and hi estimate cannot
be regarded a official.
The Central industrial 'commission
of Itrussels. a non-political organiza
tion, estimatea that 217.500 workmen,
engsged in five Industries, have laid
down their tool.
Thief Feela Idol's Power.
Ixs Angeles The great God Buddha
demonstrated it power over a guilty
conscience and incidentally furnished
a robbery clew Thursday when a valu
able jade ornament taken from a min
iature statue of Ituddha by burglar
who looted a Chinese store was re
turned. The jade wa a portion of
stolen goods valued at $2000. The
statuette from which It was taken
ro an Inscription to the effect that
a thief of holy thing would suffer the
pangs of a guilty conscience until the
stolen article were returned.
Oleo Cane la Diaruaaed.
Washington, I). C. The oleomar
garine investigation by the Chicago
grand jury under the direct order of
Federal Judge I.andis wa discussed
hy United Slate Attorney Wilkeraon,
ff Chicago, with Attorney General Mc
Keynold and Secretary McAdoo of
the Treasury department Secretary
McAdoo will place at the disposal of
Mr. Wilkeraon all Information and
record bearing on a compromise for
100,000 of a $1,000,000 maximum
claim against Chicago packer and
"ther for oleomargarine taxes.
Stage Cenaora Abolished.
Iindon The house of commons
unanimously passed a motion in favor
of the abolishment of the censorship
on stage plays. It I doubtful wheth
er any legislation will result, because,
'though the author oppose the cen
sorship, the theater manager general
ly Tavor it and the public seem apa
thetic. The government deprecate
nyrhangca in the existing system,
"U has announced that It would leave
tn fatter to parliament.
1, Jr., Succeeds Father.
tor of the New
ompany to fill
s death of hi
eeting of the
AUKN LAND BILL AMKNDKI)
California House Passe Proposed
Measure in New Form.
Sacramento, Cal. -- An anti-alien
land ownership bill, dealgned primarily
to prevent Japanese from acquiring
title to real property within the state
but so worded as to prohibit any alien
from owning land more than one year
except on a declaration of hia Inten
tion to become a citizen wa passed by
the lower house of the legislature by a
vole of 00 to 15. The measure was
drafted by a subcommittee of the ju-
uiciary committee aa a substitute for
other bills, all of which specifically
provided that "aliens ineliKible to cit
isenship" should not hold IhiuU.
The committee, however, proceeded
on the theory that auch a statute I
might be held in vlolutlon of thai
treaty rights of Jupanese subjects and
broadened the measure to include all
aliena who had not declared their in
tention to become citizens.
In order not to embarrass foreign
corporations of large interest in the
state, the committee did make the cor
poration clause of the bill, section 8,
apply only to "aliens not eligible to
ARIZONA HAS ALIEN STATUTE
Federal Official Discover Law That
Never Haa Been Enforced.
Phoenix, Arix. That Arizona haa a
law forgotten aince ita enactment a
year ago prohibiting persons not eli
gible to American citizenship from ac
quiring title to real property in this
state, was brought to the attention of
Federal ofllcials here Thursday.
The government authoritiea aaid
they would call the meaaure, enforce
ment of which never haa been attempt
ed, to the attention of the State de
partment. Under the provisions of
the law all aliena holding land at the
time of its enactment must surrender
title within five years.
F.ven when title ia acquired by the
enforcement of liena or judgment, ti
tle must be surrendered in the same
period of time. The law, however,
does not apply to mining claims or to
lands considered neceasary for the
operation of mines or reduction works.
Seattle Opposes Land Bill.
commerce haa Kent the following tele- i
.i , . .
gram u me cnamoer oi commerce or
San Francisco and San Diego in ans
wer to requests for the opinion of the
local organization on the alien land
bill pending in the California legisla
"The chamber always insisted that
legislation relating to aliena should
apply to all nationalitiea alike. We
believe enactment by any coast state
of laws directly or indirectly discrim
inating against any nationality will
greatly embarrasa commercial rela
tion with the people of countries af
fected, with tho resentment centering
against trade through states passing
auch laws, but In effect impairing the
volume of business for the entire coun
try and subjecting to severe strain all
Striken' Plan I Foiled.
Yonkera, N. Y. Ixuie Spreckels,
superintendent of the Federal Sugar
Kefinery here, one of the largest in
the world, closed his desk Thursday
morning and announced that he was
going fishing and didn't know when
he would return. He left no address
behind him. This was his answer to
a strike order issued to tho unskilled
'rrr".I.,n the ,,,Unt- L The wh.i,"tI!
calling the men to work waa silent
Thursday morning and the employee
who congregated at the galea were
turned away. About 1200 men are idle.
Itcnson Die Leaving Only $131.
San Francisco The estate of John
A. Benson, who was said to be worth
more than a million when he was in
volved in the Oregon land frauds,
amounta to only $131. according to
the final account of hia affairs filed in
the Probate court here Thursday.
This is the amount that the public
administrator will turn over to hia
widow, Mr. Grace Benson. Benson
wa serving a Federal aentence of
one year when he waa released by
reason of the illnesa which ended with
his death two years ago.
Labor Hours Regulated.
Harrisburg. Pa. Bills designed to
hours and conditions of j
wnrk nf women and children in this
state pas.cd the house Thursday and
were sent to the senate.
Fourteen year is fixed by the chil
dren' bill a the age limit for chil
dren, and no one between the age of
14 and 16 year may be employed for
more than eight hour a day, while
nine hours i made the maximum day'
work for those between 16 and 18
years. The woman' bill provides a
maximum work day of nine hour.
Lumber Drifts to Beach.
Newport, Or. Large quantities of
lumber and white cedar railroad tie
have been coming ashore along the
ocean beach from the entrance to the
harbor at Yaipiina Head. People liv
ing In the vicinity are having a har
vest of beach-combing. There is no
Indication of what vessel the lumber
is from. An empty fruit box wa
found bearing the name S. S. Gover
nor. Lumber ia drifting in from a
Non-Relay Service to London.
Vancouver. B. C By the Installing
of newly-invented telegraph instru
ments, operators in the Canadian Pa--iiii.
railway telegraph office here are
! nu ililt to send messages direct to
I,ondon. Kng.. without the use of re
lays. Formerly messages were han
dled from here to Montreal, then re
layed to Hazel Hill. N. S., sent by
cable to Waterville, Eng., and thence
Primary Law Is Ignored.
Washington, D. C. Tostmaste
General Burleson has Informed Repre
sentative Dillon, of South Dakota,
that he doe not recognize any obliga
tion to observe the result of the
inferential primaries In the selection
I . . . ' K- (Luith Dakota
of postmaster -
primary law. He .aid he would con
sider, however, all such .election. In
- r fL .
Montenegrin Kuler Who Now Stands Alone in Hi Defiance of
Federal GoVCfflmCnt Can't StOD
American Citizen Can't Own Land
in Japan -California Prom
ises to Use Care.
Washington, I). C President Wil
son expressed Saturday the hope that
the pending legislation in California
by which aliens ineligible to American
citizenship would be prohibited from
owning lund would not prove objec
tionable to Japan. He realizes that
Japan is inclined to view such legisla
tion as a contradiction of the spirit of
her treaty with the United States.
While oflicially unable to interfere in
the situation, he expressed confidence
that the California legislature, cogniz
ant of possible international difficul
ties, would enact a law that would
prove acceptable to Japan.
The President talked informally
about the question in hi semi-weekly
conference with the newspaper men,
indicating the delicate points involved.
While the present treaty with Japan
stipulates that citizens of each coun
try, while traveling in the other, shall
have a right to own houses and fac
tories and shops, and to lease lund, it
says nothing about the right to own
On the other hand, though the old
laws of Japan against foreign owner
ship of land have been abrogated, the
imperial edict necessary to put in
force newly enacetd laws haa not been
issued, so that American citizens can
not own land in Japan,
W h.le the administration doe not . cr ,Mue noteg to u member8 and to
construe the treaty as g.vmg Japanese b nd geI, mmercia paper. The
specifically the right to own land, itJoes bjI proposca 16 ub-treasury
feel, that the agreement does guaran- , diatrictSi each gub.treasurer being em
tee that Japan shall be treated on the j red to jgsue currency to banks on
bas.a of most favored nation citizens rf boni8.
under the same clause as is contained 1 ' . .
in many American treatie. with other d Tammany.
The President said that while these
points had been discussed, the diffi
culties really nroreeded from the do-
m0stic constitutional arrangements in
the United States. He declared that
while nobody for a moment, could
challenge the constitutional right of
California to pais such land laws as
she pleased, insofar as the Federal
government hail gone beyond its" pow
er or domestic authority in making a
treaty, just so far was it liable to
damages, but it really wa helpless in
Reassuring word that the California
legislature would so frame ita laws as ;
to save the Federal government from ;
any diplomatic embarrassments has
come indirectly to the national capital
and the administration does not be
lieve it is likely to be confronted with
any serious situation.
Blow to Christianity Seen.
Tokio Baron Saburo Shimada and
other prominent Japanese Christians
say they are convinced that the pas
aage of the land bill by the California
legislature will prove almost a death
blow to the Christian propaganda in
Japan. Count Okuma, former foreign
minister and now president of Waseda
University, urges tho missionaries to
voice a strong protest against the bill.
Several newspaper here sarcastically
declare the bill, which they say will
discriminate Bgainst and ruin Japan,
wa "framed by Christians."
Reserve Open to Stock.
Washington, D. C. The district
forester at San Francisco has been
authorized by Chief Forester Graves
to allow California stockmen to use
the national forest reserve for grazing
purposes. Representative Kahn re
ceived a telegram asking that stock'
growers be permitted to use the na
tional forests, a feed I sea re and
tock I ufrerlng. Kahn took th
matter up with Secretary of Agricul
ture Houston, who ordered Grave to
arrange with th San Frneio official i
to take car or me aiiunon.
CURRENCY REFORM OFFERED
Many Bills Before Congress Lack
ing Official Endorsement.
Washington, D. C. New currency
reform bill were introduced in the
house Friday by Representatives
Prouty, of Iowa; Nelson, of Wiscon
sin, and Palmer, of Pennsylvania.
Congress now has before it nearly a
dozen bills, covering all branches of
banking and currency reform, but
none of these bear the indorsement of
the official committee of the two
houses or of President Wilson.
Representative Glass, who probably
will introduce the measure, about
which money reform debate will cen
ter in the house, conferred with Secre
tary McAdoo, of the Treasury depart
ment, who has been gathering infor
mation from banks on certain phase
of the financial situation.
Mr. uiass saia at me ena oi me
conference that there would be no
difference of opinion between himself
and the secretary of the treasury over !
the bill that he would finally introduce
in the house.
An effort will be made in the senate J
to secure further hearings, particularly :
on the subject of the money stringency !
at crop moving times and the "sec-1
tional demands" for money. Senator j
Hitchcock, a member of the banking !
and currency committee of the senate,
said he would ask for hearings at '
which more detailed facts could be se- i
and local problems that should be con
sidered while congress finally takes up
the work of reforming currency meth
od. Three general bills are now before
the senate. The Weeks bill embraces
the plan of the monetary commission
for a national reserve association or
central bank, through which all banks
w-iulil secure their note currency. The
Hitchcock bill proposes 20 distinct re
serve associations, each with the pow-
Washington, D. C President Wil
son was formally requested by anti
Tammany leaders of the New York
State Democracy not to recognize
Tammany in Federal appointments.
They explained that their organization
needed the moral support of the ad
ministration in its fight for progies
sive principle. They went away with
the impression that the President
would go slow in the matter of mak
ing out his appiontment list, and that
it would be some time before his atti
tude would be known.
Hawaii Wants to Secede.
Honolulu The Star Bulletin says a
petition is being prepared declaring
that "Whereas Hawaii is commercial
ly unable to exist under free sugar, it
be allowed to withdraw from the un
ion and resume its status of indepen
dence if a free sugar provision be en
acted by congress." The Star Bulle
tin says the petition is being drafted
by jn attorney engaged by leading
business men and that the business
men are giving it earnest support. It
will be put into circulation as soon as
the draft is completed.
Bryan Spurs Governors.
Washington, D. C Secretary Bry
an dispatched identical letters Satur
day to the governors of states which
have acted favorably on the constitu
tional amendment providing for the
direct election of senators and have
not yet reported the fact to the State
department. The secretary suggested
prompt notification in order that he
may issue the usual formal notice of
the adoption of the 17th amendment.
Taft to Give Nine Lectures.
New Haven. Con. Announcement
was mnde recently that Professor Wil
liam H. Taft will deliver a course of
nine lecture at Yale University this
spring on th r"rJ subject "'Qj - -
tlona of M OoMFSSiwi 2S
THE MYSTERY OF
I It wa on Thursday, May, 18, 1899,
i that young Sir Andrew Cheyne wa
found dead of a gunshot wound In the
ground of Alrlie Hall, hi house In
j I waa myself especially Interested In
the case, as I waa staying at a cot
j tags within three mile of the Hall at
; the time. All the gossip came to us
i first band. By breakfast wa learned
j of the death. An hour later came the
I rumor of the murder, and the fact
I that an arrest bad been made. A man
had been caught running from the
spot where the body lay.
My boat waa a bachelor and a broth
er artist. His little place waa bound
i by no convention. Go or come, but
don't trouble to explain such wa the
! custom. He wa busy that morning,
a I knew, so I appropriated bis blcy-
cle and set off through the lane to
! visit the scene of the tragedy.
( Alrlie Hall lay some two hundred
yards back from the main road. The
drive, framed In wide stretches of
turf,, and flanked by a triple avenue
of chestnuts, ran In a straight line
from the great porch to the entrance
gate of twisted Iron. Peering
through the bar were a dozen vil
lager. Within, bla band upon the
lock, itood a policeman, massive, red
faced, pompous with bla present Im
portance. "May I come In?" I asked politely.
"You may not," be said quite briefly.
I put my hand In my pocket, hesi
tated, and drew it out empty. It
was too public a place for corruption.
If Addlngton Peace had only been
with me, I thought and, so thinking,
came by an Idea. Even a rural police
man would know the famous detective's
"My friend. Inspector Peace " I
"Inapector who?" he Interrupted.
"Addlngton Peace of the Criminal
Investigation Department. I hoped he
would be here."
HI' manner changed with a celerity
which wa the greatest compliment
be could have paid to the little detec
tive. "I beg your pardon, sir," he said.
"The Inspector drove up from the sta
tion not ten minute ago. If you will
, inquire at the hall, you will be sure to
: oD(j nlm."
i Th. mni mhn nwra.i m mrt.
eat ling led me through a dark pas
sage of paneled oak and out upon the
terrace that lay on the farther side of
the house. Below It a sloping lawn
ran down to a broad lake fringed with
reeds. Beyond the lake a park
stretched away dotted with single
oaks now struggling into foliage, it
was a lovely view, unmolested by the
centuries. As It wa so it had been
three hundred year before, when some
courtier of Elizabeth, In tightly fitting
j hose and Immaculate ruffles, chose It
j as the outlook from the windows of
; his dining-room.
In the middle of the terrace, Addlng
! ton Peace stood, smoking a cigarette
' nd .ta,kl.n? V a taJ1 f. tate'3r Per
son In a black coat, who looked every
Inch the man he was the butler of a
British country house.
The little Inspector turned, as he
heard my footsteps on the gravel, and
nodded a benevolent welcome.
"A fine morning. Mr. Phillips." be
said. "I did not know you were stay
ing In the neighborhood."
"I cycled over after hearing the
news. Your name opened the gates,
"Well. I am pleased to see you,
anyhow. Mr. Roberts here was giving
me his view of this unfortunate affair.
You may continue, Mr. Roberta."
LATEST WHIM OF JANITOR
Mrs. Audley Lesrns H. Is "Superin
tendent" snd See Popl Only
Mr. Audley, who had moved Into
a new apartment, was driven to the
verge of distraction by the persistent
failure of the Janitor to perform cer
tain aervlces which were essential to
the comfort of herself and her family.
One morning when her Indignation
had reached the boiling point she
telephoned to the basement
"I want to speak to the Janitor,"
she announced emphatically.
"Do you mean the superintendent?"
Inquired the voice of a woman at the
other end of the wire.
"I mean the Janitor; but If calling
him 'the superintendent' makes him
do his work more promptly the
"The superintendent ain't In his
apartment at the present moment."
replied the voice, with unmistakable
"Are you the Ja superintendent's
wife?" telephoned Mrs. Audley.
"I sm Mrs. Macbeth, the wife of
the superintendent." sdmltted the
"Well, I sm Mrs. Audley. Tlesse
send your husband to me as soon aa
possible. There ere things that must
h dona In kit anartment. and that It
feta awelasM M bare om wn 1 1
a f want. Wwa I '
The butler bad been staring at m
with great suspicion; but apparently
be concluded that, as a friend of a
detective, I was a respectable per
son. "Well, gentleman." he said. In a soft,
oily voice, as from confirmed over
eating, "my mind la, so to speak, a
blank, but what I know I will say
without fear or favor. Sir Andrew had
not previously honored us with hi
presence, he having remained abroad
from the death of Sir William, which
waa bla uncle, some six months ago.
Yesterday that la, Thursday morning
he wired from London for a carriage
to meet the 12:32 train. We were all
In a flutter of excitement, as you cao
well Imagine. But when he arrived It
was, be said, with no Intention of
staying the night. During the after
noon he aaw his agent on business,
and afterwards went for a walk, re
turning about six. He dined at eight,
and had bla coffee served In the small
"The last train to London was at
10:25, and we had our orders for a
carriage to- be ready for him at five
minutes to the hour. At ten o'clock
precisely 1 took Ue liberty of entering
the small' library to Inform Sir An
drew that the carriage was waiting,
and that there was only Just time to
catch the , train. He was not there,
and, th window on to the terraoe
being open, I walked through to see If
he was sitting outside, the evening be
ing salubrious for the time of the
year. It was while I was there that
I heard the footsteps of some one run
ning on the gravel, and, first thing I
knew, who should appear but Jake
Warner, the keeper. 'Hello, Mr.
Warner," say. I, 'and where may you
be going In such a hurry? I. It poach
ers?' I says. 'No,' ssys he, In a sad
taking, 'but Sir Andrew's been shot
shot dead, Mr. Roberts, on the cauae
way to the Island." 'Heaven defend us,'
I says; 'but do ' "
"Quite o, Mr. Roberts," said Peace.
"We understand you were much upset.
Bo you have no Idea when it was that
Sir Andrew left the little library?"
"No, sir, save that It was between
nine and ten."
"Thank you. And now, Mr. Phillips,
I think we will go down and have a
look at the causeway walk."
At the end of terrace we found a
policeman waiting. He touched his
helmet to the Inspector, and, after a
few words with him, led the way down
some moss-grown steps and over a
sloping lawn towards the lake. W
skirted the right hand edge for per
haps two hundred yards, until we
came to where a short causeway of
Mrs. Audley hotly. "So, please tell
htm to come to my apartment without
"The superintendent never sees no
body except by special appointment.'
came the voice from the basement
"Oh," murmured Mrs. Audley, and.
hanging up the receiver, sat down to
The ostracism was a way the Greeks
had of getting rid of "undesirable cit
izens" of note. The people wrote the
nsmes of those they most suspected
upon small shells; these were put In
an urn or a box and presented to the
senate. Upon a scrutiny of them he
whose name was oftenest found was
sentenced by the senate to banish'
trent. six mousana votee were re
quired to make the oatractsm lawful.
Sometimes the system worked to the
detriment of the state, as now snd
then a good man waa banished by the
spite of his enemies, but generally the
ostracism wss a good thing and saved
the state much trouble and dan
Stitch In Time.
A Los Angeles brain specialist says
that all American, will be baldheaded
within 300 year, because of their
Intense brain activity. Editor Ake of
the Iron County Register, at Iron ton.
saw the Item, and with more or leaa
caution teJIa hi baartber: "Z will
a am ta - .- aa I It
I- - in'
ton hM Un built out Into the
J""' 0,D'ni th lawns to a shrub
groB Ulan Th. roof of a fabled
eottai peeped out from tb b
toul, td mus..
I" ' l.b. of .lata, was
elthl, "T "road, on
?inU 01 .W WM srowth of
iBr rustling waiu.
"ni eottags Is thatr
V nkf k.
Willi. .v . ' ,oun """ 81r
wiuiam, that was hi-
used to i t. iunche, Md Um tUr ,n
the summer month.." th. police
man -But th. piac, u. un .hut
"P for a long tlm. now, r. No on.
goes to th. uiana barring th. ducks,
and th.y ne.t a,,, bf hnBdNd
Vv her. did yon mcn tt pr,onerr
About this v.ry place. ,r. n waa
about half past nln.. and I wa. walk
lng down th public path, which pasae.
the east corner of tha lake, wn.n I
heard th. .hot It seemed .trange
tlm. of th. year for night poaching,
but tir. sr. rascala In th. vUlag
who wouldn't hesltat. about the sea
son, so long as they had a duck for
"Off I raced a. bard as I could put
leg. to th. ground. When I cam. to
th. caussway head I pulled up and
looked about me. There was a .lip
of a moon over th. island and a
plenty of stars, so that the night waa
fairly bright No one was In sight,
but presently I beard the thump,
thump, of a man running over the
turf, and who should com. panting
down th. slope but Jak. Warner, the
keeper. H. wss la such a hurry that
he was nigh as close as I am to you,
sir, before he saw m.
" 'Oood Lord I ' be cried. Jumping
back; 'and what are you doing heref
"'Didn't you bear a ahot tired V I
" 'Not a sound of It,' h. said, with a
sulky face on him.
"It surprised m. mor. than a
Indeed. I had begun to wonder If I
could have been mistaken, when there
cam. a clatter on the slabs of the
causeway, and a man rushed out from
the reeds like a mad thing. He gave
a little cry like a frightened rabbit
when he caught sight of us, and tried
to twist away, but his feet slipped
from under him, and down he fell. Be
fore he could recover I was sitting on
"'I had no hand in It," he shouted.
'I swear to yon It was not me. I waa
to meet him on the Island. H. was
dead when I cam. to him.'
"'Dead who is dead?" asked Jake,
"'Sir Andrew Cheyne,' said the
man, with a shiver.
"I was that taken aback that If he
had made a run for It he might have
done so for all I could have stopped
him. As for Jake, he gav. a yelp and
disappeared down the causewsy, like
a rat Into a hole.
"'Sir Andrew Is In France,' I said,
for so Mr. Roberts had told me not a
week before. 'You're craxy, man,'
" 'Shut your mouth, you fool' those
were his very last words, sir 'I tell
you Cheyne Is dead. Go and look for
"'I must trouble you to come wita
me, then,' said I, taking him by th
"W walked down th. causeway be
tween the reeds, he in front and me
behind with my hand In hia neck.
About half-way down w. came upon
Jake, who was kneeling by the body,
which lay flat on its back. I had never
seen Sir Andrew and no more had
Jake, so w. hsd to take the stranger's
word for It When we found there
was no sign of life left In him. I sent
Jake to get assistance. He came
hack with Mr. Roberts and two of th
nits, who carried away th. body up
to b. house, while I arrested my
prlsoer and walked him off to th
lock-up. We found a loaded revolver
upon hi. He refused to say who h
was or to make any explanation."
"And afterwards r asked Addlngton
T searched the cauaeway a. soon
as It wss light. There was nothing to
be found. But the evidence sgalnst
tb prisoner seems clear enough, sav
ing the fact that tn noi6uu " -
thrown It Into th water,
.v.. ik. for It thl
aras . . . Hht.
We've got th real muru..-. - -
h Th. island beror.
you left lt sight?"
"No. sir." . .
"Might not another man have been
The Doliceraan did not reply, save by
colorfM a deep.r red and .taring hard
t hi boot..
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