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Just thou Klla came sinning' in In th
room, hut started whoa she saw how ex
ritotl Mm. laiiibell niioiirvil, and how
swollen hor eyelids wore,
"Why, what' the matter?" aald she.
"I novor aw yoii cry before, except')1!
that t lino wheu I told you 1 waa golug
to marry Henry," and Kit latitihod a
littlo, spiteful laniih.
"llifh-ah," niil Mary, entity; ami
Mr. Campbell, drawing Klla to hor lto,
told hor of tho strange discovery h had
made; ihon beckoning Mary to approach,
alio laid a hand npou each of tho young
arirl'a head, aud blessing thoiu, called
thorn "hor owu dear children."
It would lo hard telling what Klla'a
emotion woro. tno moiuont he waa
glad, and tho noxt alio waa sorry, for alio
waa ao supremely sottish that tho fnot of
Mary's being now In ovory respect hor
eo,ual gave hor more palu than pleasure.
Of course. Mm. I'ampliell would lov hor
boat everybody did who know her-Vv-orybody
but lloury. And when Mr.
Campbell aakod why sho did not apeak
ah replied. "Why. what aliall 1 aay?
hall I go into ecstasies alout it? To be
tire I'm (lad Tory itlad that you aro
my aunt. Will Mary live here now If"
"Yon, always," aticred Mm. Camp
boll: and "No, novel." thought Mary.
Mrs. CampMI that evening tried to
devise some mean hy which to alone for
neglecting Mary o long. Suddenly a now
Idea occurred to her, upon which h de
termined luiniodiatoly to aot, and the
noxt morning Mr. Worthington waa aout
for to draw up a now will, in which Mary
Howard waa to share equally with her
"Half of all I own Is their bj right."
aald aho. "and what I want Is that on
their twenty-tint birthday they ahall
come into possession of the portion which
ought to have been their mother' a, while
at my death tho remainder ahull be equal
ly divided between them."
Tho will waa aocordiagly drawn up,
signed and sealed, Mr. Worthlugton
keeping a rough draft of it, which waa
thrown anions tome loose papers in hia
office. A few days afterward lloury,
coming accidentally upon i, read it with
"That aettlea it at once," said h, "and
I can't aay I'm aorry, for 1 waa ftettliiK
horribly sick of hor. Now I'd willingly
marry Mary without a penny, but Klla,
with only one-o,uarter aa much aa I ex
pected, aad that not until she's twenty
one, is a different matter entirely. But
what am I to do? I wish Morcland waa
here, for, though he don't like tne, ho
wouldn't mind lending mo a few thou
aand. Well, there's no help for It, aud
the sooner the old man breaks now the
. bettor. It'll help mo out of a deuced
mean scrape, for, of course, I shall he
magnanimous and release Klla at once
rm hoe tnnr'MlrKit-h emued-'-
The news that Mary was .Mrs. Camp
r bell's niece spread rapidly, and among
those who enme to congratulate her none
was more sincere than William Bender.
Mary was very dear to him, and what
ever conduced to her happiness added
also to his. Together with her he had
beard the rumor of Mr. Lincoln's down
fall, and while he felt sorry for the fam
ily he could not help hoping that It
would bring Jenny nearer to him. Of
this he tohi Mary, who hardly dared
truat herself to reply lest she should dl
Tlilge a darling secret, which she had
cherished ever since Mrs. Campbell had
told her that iu a little more than a your
she was to lie the rightful owner of a
sum of money much larger than she ever
dreamed it possible for her to possess.
Wholly unselfish, hor thoughts Instantly
turned toward her adopted brother. A
part of that sum should be his, and with
that for a stepping stone to future wealth
Mrs. Lincoln, when poor and destitute,
could not longer refuse him her daugh
ter. Mrs. Campbell, to whom alone she
confided her wishes, gave her consent,
though she could not understand the self
denying love which prompted this act of
generosity to a stranger.
And now Mary was very happy in
thinking how much good sho could do.
Mrs. Mason, her benefactress, should
never wunt again. Sally Furbush, the
kind-hearted old ornzy woman, who had
stood by her so long and so faithfully,
should shnre her home wherever thnt
home might be; while, bettor than the
rest, William Bender, the freest, best
friend she ever had, should be repaid
for his kindness to her when a little, un
known pauper. And still the world,
knowing nothing of the hidden causes
which made Mary's laugh so merry and
her manner so gay, said that "the pros
pect of being an heiress had turned her
head, just as it always did those who
were suddenly elevated to wealth."
Mr. Lincoln had failed, At the corners
of the streets groups of men stood to
gether, talking over the matter, anil as
cribing it, some to his carelessness, some
to his extreme good nature in indorsing
for anyone who asked, and others, the
knowing ones, winked slyly as they said,
"they guessed he knew what he wus
about they'd known before of such
things as failing rich;" but the mouths
of those last were stopped when they
heard that the household furniture, every
thing was given up for the benefit of his
creditors, and was to bo sold at auction
during the coming week.
When the day of the auction arrived,
it required the persuasion of both Mrs.
Campbell and Mary to keep Jenny from
going, she knew not whither herself, but
anywhere to be near anil take one more
look at the deur old furniture as it pass
ed into the hands of strangers. At last
Mrs. Campbell promised thut black Ezra,
who had accompanied her from Chlcopec,
should go ami report faithfully nil the
proceedings, and then Jenny consented to
remain nt home; though nil the day she
seemed restless anil impatient, wondering
how long before Uncle Ezra would re
turn, and then weeping as in fancy she
saw article after article disposed of to
those who would know little how to
About five o'clock Undo Kara enme
home, bringing a note from Ida, saying
that the carriage would soon be round
for Mary and Jenny, both of whom must
surely come, as there wns a pleasant sur
prise awaiting them. While Mury was
rending this Jenny was eagerly question
ing Uncle Ezra with regard to the sale,
which he snid "went off uncommon well,"
going chiefly, he reckoned, "to a tall and
mighty good-lookln' chnp, who kept bid
ding up and up, till he got 'em about
where they should be. Then he'd stop
for someone else to bid."
"Who was ho?" nsked Mury, coming
forward and joining Jenny,
"Dun know, miss; never seen him
afore," said Uncle Ezra, "but he's got
heaps of money, for when he paid for the
planner ho took out a roll of bill noar
about big as my two lists!"
"Then th piano Is gone?" aald Jenny,
sadly, while Mary asked bow much it
"Three hundred dollars was th lt
bid 1 hoard from that young feller, and
somebody wTio was blddln' aglu him said
twaa moro'u twas wuth.
"It wasn't, either," spoke up Jenny,
rather spiritedly. "It coat rive hundred,
and It's never boon hurt a bit."
"Mr. Bonder bought that little flddl of
youni," continued Undo Kara, with a pe
culiar wink, which brought tho color to
Jenny's checks, while Mary oxoliilinod;
"Oh! I'm ao glad you can hava your
Hem tho conversation was Interrupted
by the arrival of tho carriage, which
cam for tho young ladles, who wore soon
on their way to Mr. Seidell , Mary won
doring what tho surprise was, aud Jen
ny hoping William would call in tho oven
lug. At tho door Ihoy mot Ida, w ho was
unusually merry-almost too much so for
the occasion. It seemed to Mary, as h
glanced at Jenny's pale, dispirited face,
Aunt Martha, too, who chanced to cross
th hull, shook Mary's hand a warmly
aa If she had not soon hor for a year,
and then with hor broad, whit cap
strings Hying back, she repaired to th
kitchen to give orders concerning tho sup,
Mary did not notice It thou, but shs
aftirward remembered that Ida seemed
quit anxious about hor appearance, for,
following her to hor room, she aald, "You
look tired. Mary. Sit down and rest you
awhile. Here, take my vinaigrette that
will rovlv you." Then, aa Mary was
arranging hor hair, alio said: "Just puff
out this side a littlo moro-tlior, that's
right. Now turn round, I waut to so
how you took."
"Well, how do I?" siked Mary, faclug
shout aa Ma directed.
"I guess you'll do," returned Ida. "I
believe Henry Lincoln was right whon
ho anid that this blue merino aud linen
collar was tho most becoming dross you
could wear, but you look well In any
thing, you have so lino a form."
"Uou't believe all hor flattery," aald
Jenny, laughingly. "She's only compar
ing your tall, slender figure with littl
dumpy mo; but I'm growing thin aeo,"
and sho lapped hor dress two or three
Inches In front.
"Come, now, let's go down," said Ida.
"And I'll introduce you to Jenny's sur
With Ida leading the way, they entered
the music room, whore in oue corner
stood Hose's plaun, open, and apparent
ly inviting Jenny to Its side. With a joy
ful cry she sprang forward, exclaiming,
"Oh. how kind in your father; I 'most
know we ran redeem it nine time. I'll
earh arhpnt---iiitTthtrig to get It (in,".
"Don't thank father too mucii," an
swered Ida. "for he has nothing to do
with It, except giving It house room, and
one quarter's teaching will pay that bill!"
"Who did buy It, then J" asked flon
ny; aud Ida replied:
"Can't toll you Just yet. I must have
some music first. Come, Mary, you like
to play. OiTo me my favorite, 'ltosa
Lot,' with variations."
Mury was passionately fond of music,
and, for the time sho had taken lessons,
played uncommonly well. Seating herself
at the piano she became oblivious to all
else around hor, and when a tall figure
for a moment darkened the doorway,
while Jenny nttered a suppressed ex
clamation of surprise, she pnld no heed,
nor did she become conscious of a third
person's presence until the group advanc
ed towaril her, Mn and Jenny leaning up
on tho piano and the other staudiug at
hor right, a little III the rear. Think
ing, if ah thought (It all, that It was Wil
liam Bender, Mary played on until the
piece was finished and then observing
that her companions had left the room,
she turned and met the dark, hnudsomo
eyes not of William Bender, but of una
who, with a peculiar smile, offered his
hand, saying, "I believe I need no Intro
duction to Miss Howard, except a slight
change In tho name, which, instead of
being Stuart, la Morcliiud!"
Mary never knew what she said or
did. She only remembered a diizy sen
sation, in her head, a strong arm passed
around hor, and a voice, which fully
aroused her as it called her "Mury," aud
asked if she were faint. Just then Mil
entered the room, announcing tea, ami
asking her if she found "Air. Stuart"
much changed! At the tea table Mary
sat opposite (Jeorgc and every time she
raised her eyes she met his fixed upon
her, with an expression so like that of
the picture iu tho golden locket which
she still wore that she wondered she had
not before recognized lieorge Moreland
In the Mr. Stuart who had so puzzled
and mystified her,
During the evening Willlnm Bender
called, and soon after Henry Lincoln also
came in, frowning gloomily when he saw
how near to each other were William
and his sister, while he jenlotiNly watch
ed them, still keeping an eye upon George
and Mary. At last, complaining of feel
ing "blue," he asked Ida to piny, at the
sumo time sauntering toward the music
room, where stood his sister's piano.
"Upon my word," snid he, "this looks
natural. Who bought It?" uud he drum
med a few notes of a Song.
"Mr. Moreland bought It. Wasn't he
kind?" snid Jenny, who all the evening
hod been trying for a chance to thank
George, but now when shu attempted to
do so he prevented her by saying:
"Oh! don'tdon't I can Imagine all
yon wish to say and I hate to bo thanked.
Jtose and I are particular friends, and it
afforded me a great deal of plensuro to
purchase it for her but," he added,
glancing at his watch, "I must be excus
ed now, as I promised to call upon my
"Who's that?" asked Jenny, and
George replied that it wns a Miss Hern
don, who had accompanied him from
New Orleans, to visit her nunt, Mrs.
"He says she's an heiress, and very
beautiful," rejoined Ida, seating herself
at the piano.
Instantly catching nt the words "heir
ess" and "beautiful," Henry started up,
asking "if it would be agninst all the
rules of propriety for bim to call upon
her thus early."
"I think it would," wns George's brief
answer, while Mary's eyes flashed scorn
fully upon the young man, who, rather
crestfallen, announced himself ready to
listen to Idn, whom he secretly styles "on
old maid," because since his first remem
brance she hnd treated him with perfect
That night before retiring the three
girls snt down by tho cheerful fire in
Mary's room to talk over the events of
the day, when Mury suddenly asked Ida
to toll her truly If It wor not George tm
had paid hor bills at Mount llolyoka.
"What a silly girl," said Ida. "IU waa
perfectly able and tuor than willing, ao
why do you carer"
"1 do not Ilk being so much Indebted
to anyone," was Mary's reply, and yet
In hor secret heart there waa a Strang
finding ot pleasure In the Idea that
tteorg had lull cared for her, for would
lie liar don so If - Slit dared not fin
ish that qucatlott even to herself dared
not aak If ah hoped that George Mor
land loved her nno-half aa well aa aha
begun to think sho had always loved him.
Why should bo, with his handanui per
ami and princely fortune, love on ao mi'
worthy, aud an much beneath him? Aud
thou, for tho first time, h .thought of
hor changed position slue last they met.
Thou she waa a poor, obscure school mis
tn now flattered, caressed and an
heiress. Years before, when a lllll pnu
per at Chlcopo. sho had roll unwllllug
that George should know how destltnl
ho waa, and now In th time of hor
prosperity ah waa equally desirous that
b should, for a time at least, remain Ig
norant of hor proacut condition.
"Ida," aald she, lifting hor head from
tho table, "doca George know that I am
Mr. Campbells niece?"
"No," answered Ida. "I wauled to toll
him. but Aunt Martha aald I'd better
"Don't, then," returned Mary, and
miming hor former position ah foil Into
a deep reverie, from which ah waa at
last aroused by Jenny's asking "If ah
Intended to alt up all night?"
Tho uowa that Georgs Moreland had
returned and bought llose Lincoln's piano
beside several other article, aprvad
rapidly, and th day following hia ar
rival Mary and Ida woro stopped in tha
street by a group of their companions,
who wor eager to know how George
hor tho news that his betrothed wa so
III, and If It wa not that which brought
him home ao soon; and then the conver
sion turned upon Mis llorndon, the
Now Orleans lady who had that morning
appeared In th street; "And don't you
think," said on of th girl, "thnt Henry
hlncolti wa dancing attendance upon
her? If I wore you," turning to Mary,
"I'd caution my sister to he a llttl wary
of him. But lot mo see, their man lags
is to tak place soon?"
Mary replied that th marrlag waa
postponed Indefinitely, whereupon th
girls exchanged meaning glance and
passed on. In loss than twenty-four
hours half of Klla's acquaintances wor
talking of hor discarding lloury on ac
count of hia father's failure, and saying
"that they expected It, 'twas Ilk her."
Ere long the report, in the shape of
condolence, reached Henry, who, caring
hut littlo what reason was assigned for
tho broken engagement, ao that bo got
widl out of it, assumed a much-Injured
air, but aald "he reckoned h should man-
ago to survive; then, pulling hi sharp
pointed collar up another story, and
brushing III pot mustache, wherein lay
most of hi mind, ho walked up street,
and, ringing at Mrs. Itussell's door, ask
ed for Mia llorndon, who, tain aa beau
tiful, suffered his attentions, not because
sho liked lii in Iu tho least, but hccatia
she was fond of flattery, ami there was
something exceedingly gratifying In th
fact that at the North, where she fancied
tho gctitlcuieu to be Icicles, she hail so
soon made a conquest. It mattered not
that Mr. Hiissoll told her his vows wer
plighted to another. She cared ttothlug
for thut. Her life had boon on lung
orie of conquests until now, at the r
was uot In tho whole world a more fin
ished in hearties coquette than Kvrou
llerudon. (To b colillnuod.)
THE AUTO CRAZE.
Maker I'rollt by Lesson l.rarued from
the Hlcjrcle llnom.
Tho best bleu of the advance of
nutiiinolille construction In A merlon
to-iluy la gained not so much from tlie
fact Hint a couple of years ago there
were luircly one hundred nutoiiiiililli-M
111 the I'nlteil Stiites, while now tlicro
lire tliotixiimlH. hut rntlicr rrotu tho
stonily progress of now iiutonioldli' In
ventions nml serviceable devices. 'The
whole country aeeiiis to Imvo gone
tiiitiniiolillo mud,' declared un olliclnl of
the United States 1'ntciit Olllcc the oth
er ilny, wlillo conversing with llm
writer. 'Wo have morn patenta lllcil
for iiutoiiiolillu devices to day tliiin for
liny other brunch of Invention, nml still
they conic pouring in.' Tliesiiiuo might
be wild of the formation of new com
panics for iiiitoiuoliilc construction,
Sciircidy a duy passes thut the news
papers do not record the liu-orporiitloti
of a now niitoinobllt' company. Ilnrely
one your ngo thorn wore but ton recog
nized iiitiiitifiictlirora of HtltoliiolillcM III
Anierli'ii. wlillo now there lire more
than throe hundred. All tho energy
thnt went Into the groat bicycle boom
of the bint, (lociidi! would iippt'iir to
linve til verted Itself Into tills now cliiui-
nel. Xor linve the Iohhoiih of tho bicycle.
biNim Imm'H lost. Little four n there
need be nt present of mi overproduction
of iitttoiiiobllca, It Is clearly rocognl.i'd
thut quick production must be imp of
tho CHHotilliilH of success. Those milk
ers who launched their uutimmlilles
lli'Ht now linve the strongest grip on the
market. A ense In point Is one New
York firm that succeeded In turning out
some two thousand Htcniii propelleil
vehicles before Ita itinclilnes were real
ly perfected. What these curly ma
chines lucked was rapidly supplement
ed by the Hliggestlons mid crltlclams
of I lie purehiiNors themselves, ho Hint
by the time other milkers begun to put
forth their new products this company
wns aide to exchange lis defective mn
cIiIiich for new niitoiiiolilles of an Im
proved pntterii which could he trimted
to climb sleep moiinlalii ranges or to
win races nbroiid.
"For another yenr-perlmps two or
three yen rs the miiiiiifiictnrers will be
nble to keep their prices nt tlie present
top notch, rnnglng from $r00 to $10,000.
TlienutoinolillelHstlll tho newest thing,
nnd lis such nppeitls to moneyed people
who enn afford to gniflfy their deHlre
for novelty. Princes and potentates are
mining tlie most prominent nutomohol
Isfs abroad, while In this country the
best-known advocates of the new sport
are such inultl-nillllonnfres as William
K. Vnnilerbllt, George Gould, Clarence
H. Mackny and John Jacob Astor.
After the nutomoblle hns ceased to he
a mere diversion for I he wealthy, It
will behoove tnnnufnctiirers to consider
the general public. Then prices must
drop, ns they are dropping now In
France for ail automobiles, with the
exception of racing machines and ve
hicles for show," Altislee's.
Mormons in Mexico.
The laws of Mexico provide thot a
Mormon who wishes to take a second
wife must present a certificate, signed
by his first helpmeet, to tlie effect thnt
she Is willing, nnd he nuiHt iiIho have
the express consent of the second wlfu
and her parents.
EVENTS OF TODAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF
A Comprihinilv KsvUw of lh Important
Nsppsnlnji of tha Past Wtik Prtnnttd
In a Condtiuid form Which li Most
Llkily to Prova of Intirttt to Our Many
Drawing of Oklahoma lniul has Us
Tim Kansas drought la clTocliially
Negotiation in l'ekln will 1m-closed
ill two weeks.
General Wood luia loft Havana (or
the United Ktiitoa.
Shamrock II luia sidled from Eng
land (or New York.
The battleship Mainowas baiicdm th world. Hoprcsenutlvoa of tho
at Cramp', shipyards. ? hpaii iih Chiimber JT.
rump s shipyards
It is reported in London thut Kru
gor liua aakod Clmatu to cud tin) Bia-r
Teamster from interior uro taking
the places of strikers iu Sun Fran
cisco, Transport Mcudo arrived at Han
Francisco with soldiers from tho
Tlie run of Hah on the lower Colum
bia, is larger than litis been known (or
Formal negotiation (or a settle
ment of the great steel strike huvo
The Cuban government offers a re-;'
ward of fl.tMW for the capture of
Huiidid Limn, dead or alive,
The fooling is growing stronger in
F.iiglnml that that government aliuuhl
not oppose tho N louriiKUiiti canal
The steel trust will carry the strike
into the courts.
The sugar trust will add I5,(KH),.
tsH) to its citpitul stock.
The Constitution lieat Columbia
four minutes iu a milu race.
There are rumors iu Loudon of
pencil negotiations to end tho Dour
Dr. Kooh suya bovine tuberculosis
is not trutismissiblo to tint hiiiiuin
A lone highwayman held up the
Cazudero stage near Mendocino, Onl.,
but gid nothing.
The teamsters' strike In Sun Fran
cisco is Ixriiiiiing serious. Doth aides
are standing linn.
A Itro in a reduction lilutit near
Florence, Col., destroyed 1250, IXR)
worth of projiorty.
lVtrolciini on hoard an American
ship at Stockholm, Hwodcn, exploded,
burning 13 x'rsons and tho ship.
Hear Admiral Hohlcy will doinutid
an investigation of Muoluy's charges,
and will sue tho author for libel.
An ciciirsion Isnit on the Saginaw
river sunk near Suginuw, Mich., with
W passengers on board. All were
The Boors have given up all hope
of intervention and realize, that they
must light tho war out on their own
The Canadian Tacilio Ituilwuy is
considering the question of substitut
ing electricity for steam on its heavy
William H. Hunt, present sccro-
tnrv of I'orto Kioe has been selected to
succeed Charles II. Allen as governor
of that island.
The initio firemen's strike has been
Tho southwest was again scorched
by a hot wiivo,
The steel trust has made no effort I
to start up idlo plants,
Tha rivers und harbors committee
has returned from Alaska.
Tho iiiternutimuil mining congress
bus opened at Boise, Idaho,
Whitiiinrsh lion been exonerated of ;
the charges brought agninst him, j history of tho business Iu riUludel
Siin Francisco teamsters lmvo quit D1''
work and the wholesale trado is about ,, , , .
( fireman and Engineer Killed.
n , i ah i i ii i ! Memphis, Tenn., July 2!). Freight
Colonel Albert Jenks, a well known u,i w n (i, ci,t,.w ni.ih,v
aiust., uroppcu ueiiu in lAm Angines oi
heart disease, aged 75 yours,
A Pittsburg woman started tho fire
with kerosene and, with hor throe
children, was burned tp death.
The mayor of Bantu Paula, Cal.,
was shot and probably fatally wound
ed by a tough character of that place.
Corbin and Chaff ea have decided on
radical changes in tho army in tho
Philippines. The military force will
be reduced to 20,000 or 30,000.
A movement has been started by
tho labor unions of San Francisco to
shut out Japanese, placing them on
tho satiio footing witli tho Chinese.
At a Chicago race track four liorsi
became frightened, threw their riders
and bolted from the track into tljo
spectators and several persons wcite
President Palmer, of the Ki
Grande & Western, has sold Ins ill-
tcrests in the road to tho Gould inter,
ests for ifO.000,000.
Trince Boiinparto's philolgical libra
ry of 15,000 volumes, the finest iif
tho world, has been secured for the'
Newberry library, Chicago.
In soiling its interest in the Sioux
City & Pacino railroad the govern
ment has recovered all the principal
and about IfOOO.OOO in addition.
There were 5, 151 constables in Sctyt
land in 1900, or one to every 847Tpcr-
A ship-to-shore wireless teleajntphy
test was successfully made fronV the
Kaiser Wilholm dor Grouse aslie
sailed from New York for EuropevA "
The steamship Erik, recently II A
chnscd in London by Captain ff A
quhar, of Halifax, has been charW
by the Peary club to proceed to itt8"
relief of tho Arctio explorer and
wife. The vessel will fit out in Hi;i-
fux, and will sail for the North in f'he
middle of July.
A Bind ol SCO b th First to Civs Dp
, Island of Samsr,
Manlln, July 28 -General Hughes
cablet tho news of the first surrender
of Insurgents In tho Island of Hnmar,
CUQ men, with two fluid gnii, 30 rifles
nd 70 bnloN, giving themselves up to
tha Uultod Btulna aiitlioiltlc.
Tha opinion prevail among tho
United Suites onicoia thnt It will tuko
years to accomplish tho economic plnn
of General Corbln, Tin) civil and edit
rutloiiul niithoiltloa hold that a contln
nunc of tha protection of minor posts
Is necessary, aside from thut afforded
by the coiiHtiibiiluy, It la generally
expected Unit tho concent nil Ion will
bn mora gruduul (hurt la anticipated In
Tho II rat mooting at tba I'glsliitlvo
Chamber hold today wna largely at
tended, Commlaalouor Wright, apeak
lug nf the charter of Manila, snid tha
same reason thut controlled In milk
ing Washington the federal city ob
tained In M.inlla, and Washington, ho
declared, wus tho boat governed city
mutiny u'im'm'D mi, , iiui o-i, rhi wii
that It waa InconalHtnnt with the prin
ciples ot tho freest government on
earth to deny tho right of auffraga to
tha residents ot tho metropolis, while
grunting It to those of other localities.
They also doclnrod that th proposed
system of government for Manila wna
fur less liberal thuu thnt offered by
the United Htute authorities, who
proposed to liliiko tho ri-presentiitlves
of the district In Manila elective by tho
Kx-Mnjor Shields, of tho Thirty thin!
Infantry, I!, S, V,, bus boon appointed
purchasing agent, vice Lieutenant Mas
HEAVY EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS.
. Experienced Over a Lars; Section ol tin Nt-
Bait Lake City. July 29. A auction
TD miles wide, through tho Nevada
Desert from Deoth ua fur wont aa Car
lit) experienced a aorlos of heavy
earthquake shocks about 2:30 this af
ternoon. Tho vlbratlona generally
woro from North to South,
and nt omi or two poluta lusted for
fully five second. Bo fur na leurned
un serious il a in a km wna done though
tho force of tho ahock wna grout
enough to slinko iIIbIich from tho
shelves. Tint extent of tho earth
quake north and south la not known.
At ICIko, Nov., th shock waa unusu
ally severe. Tho high school build
ing, a new brick odlilco, waa luidly
cracked by tho vlolonco of the vibra
tion, and other bulbliiiga wore slight
ly damaged. Tho cnrthqiinko wna pro
cedod and followed by rutbor remark
able meteorological phenomena. For
some tlinn preceding tho shock tho nlr
was perfectly still, whllo the heat wns
extremely oppressive. A few minutes
after tho shock, .wovor, a violent
wind and rain storm, accompanied by
heavy thunder and lightning, burst
over the city, tho ruin continuing for
At Deoth, Nov., roods were shaken
from the shelve In tho atorea. The
shock waa not felt 60 mile north of
AFTER AIRSHIP PRIZE.
Paris Inventor Awaiting An Opportunity to
Mjke Another Trial.
Paris, July 2!). Keen Interest la still
taken In the stccrnhlo balloon of the
Brazilian aeronaut, M. Santos Duniont.
Each day ho vlsita the grotinda of tho
Aero Club nt St. Cloud, whore tho
balloon Is kept tilled In rciidtucag to
aelzo the first opportunity to renew tho
attempt for tho Dcutscb prize, the Bum
of 100.000 friincs offered for ft dirigible
balloon, The motor Ih working satis
factorily ami producing; n higher apeed
than nt the hint trlnl. but wind and ruin
linvo thus fur prevented ft thorough
test. So conlldciit Ih he of winning the
prize thut he offers, with the accumu
lated Interest thereon, another prize
of 4000 finncg to tho first .member of
tho Aero Club performing the round
trip from St. Cloud to the Klffel Tower
prior to October 31.
Much Fruit and Produce Ordered.
Philadelphia, July 29. Large orders
for fruit and produce have been re
ceived by the local dealers from the
sections of tho Middle West which
have boon atrlckon with drouth. This
demand hns been lnrger during the punt
tvv.-i weeks vcternnn In the nrnducA
market any, than ever before In tho
,nin ft Gulf road, wus wrecked near
Palestine, Ark., this morning early by
running into an opon switch. Tho
engineer and fireman were killed and
a h take limn injured. It is believed the
switch was thrown hy men Intending
to wreck and rob tho pnsBongor which
was due thero 30 minutes Inter.
Garment Workers' Strike Ended.
New York, July 29. General Secre
tary White, of tho United Garment
Workers of America, announced today
that the strike of his fellow craftsmen
was officially ended. Tho strike af
foctod about 70,000 workers.
Strike Makes Tlnplaie Dearer,
Philadelphia, July 2C The strike
of Btoelworkers has raised the price
of tlnplate in this city from 20 to 30
per cent Before the strike tlnplnto
sold at Jf per box at tho mill, nnd
$4.17 hi Philadelphia. Prices today
average ?! und $5.25.
London, July 29. "A curious inci
dent took place here," says a dispatch
to the Dally Mall from Perth, Western
Australia, "during tho open-air recop
tlon to the Duke and Duchess of Corn
wall. Every one was starlted by a
loud report close to the Duke,
who jumped and clutched his
Chair, saying, nervously: 'Someone
must be shooting.' The police ore in
stituting a vigorous search. It seems
Unit the explosion was purely accident
New Armored Cruiser.
Philadelphia, July 29. The keel of
the armored cruiser Pennsylvania, the
first of the new navy to be named after
the state in which nearly all the more
modern vessels were built, has been
laid at the yard of the William Cramp
Ship & Engine Building Company. Tha
cruiser will have a speed second only
to the Variag, the Russian cruiser, the
fastest Bhlp afloat.
Ice Handlers Win Their Strike,
Columbus, 0 July 29. The strike
of the Union Ice-handlers fo a J 0-hour
day and pay for overtime ended today
;3 a victory for the strikers.
ASKS F0U INQUIRY
8CHLEY S REQUEST 18 GRANTED
0Y THE SECRETARY.
A Naval Court Will Be Ordered to Involute
the Admiral' Conduct During the Sanll,
go Nivil Campaign Sesiioai of the
Court Will Be Open-Schl.-y Will Be Al
lowed to Cell Witnesses.
Washington, July 2!i. Secretary
Long, in nccni'duiico with a request
from Admiral rich Icy, yesterday ad
vised that ollioor that ho would order
a court of inquiry tocxHiiiiua into the
entire matter of Admiral Hchley'i
course in the Hunting!) naval cam
paign. Later, tho secretary an
nounced that, owing to tho extremely
hot weather, the court would not
meet until rVptcmhcr and that ha
would turn over hia recept ion room
to the court. The secretary snid i
"It I loo hot now and 1 do not be
lieve it would laj very comfurtublo for
olllccra to sit hi their heavy, full dress
uniforms during August. I issued
an order sumo lime ago dispensing
with the wearing of full dress uni
forms during a court tnurtial, but this
case will U so important that every
form of ollicial dignity will be ob
served, even to the guard of marines
ut the diKir."
"Will tlm sessions of the court be
oeii?" was asked.
"rnqtieslinliably," was the em
phatic reply, "I propose to mako
that fact very plain. It would be a
great iiiidaku to have a secret court.
The country has tho right to know all
I hut transpires in the way of testi
mony otl'crcd. Personally, I should
If very glad to have a court composed
of n larger lnunU-r of ollicers, but the
nival regulations restrict inr to tho
selection of three, I hoe to an
nounce tho iiersonnel of the court to
morrow and this will give the judge
advocate and the recorder ample time
to prepare a list of witnesses who are
to lie summoned. I do not Is'lievn
thut the session of the court will be
prolonged, Isvause after all, a great
deal of the talk over the Hantiiigo
t'uttiiiiK i like the genii's vapor,
w hich can l' condensed iu a small
"Will Admiral Schley Ik' allowed
to inline witnesses?"
"Admiral Schley." waa tho reply,
"will bo afforded every opsirtunity
for the appearance of all witnesses he
may desire. He is also entitled, un
der the naval regulations, to bo repre
sented by counsel."
While Secretary Lung was not asked
whether the court of inquiry would
lo nskod In form mid submit an opin
ion upon the facts disclosed by the
investigation, it is considered quite
probable that this course will be pur
sued. Unless tho order convening
the court expressly requires this opin
ion to Is' expressed, it report must
be confined to stating thu fuels found.
All hough no positive declaration
has Is'ou given on tho personnel of
the court, it is assumed about the
navy department that Admiral Dewey
will be president of tho court, Thoro
is an impression that the two other
members of the court will Is) retired
naval ollicem, or at least otlicers who
hud no connection with the Santiago
campaign. The selection of retired
ollicers will have a double advantago
Not only will they be free from any
prejudice growing out of their active
connection with the department, but
they will have no (cor of future con
sihiiciiccs arising front their course
while members ot the board.
MINES AT NOME PROSPERING.
Nome City Brings Newt of Large Clein Ups
end Rich Strike.
Port Tmvnsend, July 20. The
steamer Nonio City arrived last night
from Nome, biinging 23 passengers.
The passengers report marvelously
rich strikes iu the Fairhaven district,
!I0 miles north nf Nome, and that a
stampede had occurred. The mile
stone district is still frozen, and it
will Im1 some weeks before miners will
be able to comiiieiico sluicing. Tho
Knugarok district is also backward,
and 1,500 men are in Teller City
waiting for the season to open. There
arc soinn few claims being worked.
Sunset tiiilch, across tho harbor,
prospects well. A strike is reported
on Druse creek, and a stampede is on.
Over $500,000 lias been sluiced from
winter dumps near Nome, and the
prospects for tho future of that coun
try were never better than at present.
Cleared of Insurgents.
Manila, July 2fi. Colonel Ziirlmno,
with 20 ollicers, 518 men, 243 rifles
and 100 bolos, has surrendered to
Lieutenant Hickman, of the First
cavalry, in Tuyalms province. The
ox-insurgents have taken tho oath of
allegiance to the United States, and
their surrender clears that district
of th revolutionary element.
Torpeodo-boat Adder Launched.
New York July 25. The United
Stales torpedo bout Adder was launch
cd at the Crescent ship yards, at Kits,
ibcthpoit, N. J., today. Tho launch
ing was private.
To Relieve Strained Relations,
New York, July 20. A dispatch to
the Herald from St. Petersburg says:
The sojourn of Count Osten-Sackon,
tho Ittissinn ambassador to tho Ger
man court, in tho Russian capital
1ms been prolonged. Thero is good
authority for saying that this is due
to Germany's desiro to relievo tho
strained relations betweon .the two
empires arising from Russia's strong
disapproval of Germany 'a policy in
the far East.
Forty Deaths at St Louis.
St. Louis, July 26. St. Louis
maximum temperature today was
107.1, a figure never reached before in
tli is city. No immediate prospect of
relief is in sight. Throughout the
day peoplo dropped on the sidewalks
in all parts of the city, and horses
on the streets fell to tho pavement,
unable to move. In tho 24 hours
ending at 11 o'clock tonight, 40
deaths directly attributable to the
heat had been reported. In the
some period of time 75 cases of pros
trations were reported,
New Battle Ship Given to th Wave at
Philadelphia, July 30. The battle
ship Maine, designed to be larger,
stronger and (aster than her name
sake, whose s1iiih'Ichs timsii still lies in
the harbor of Havana, has been suc
cessfully launched from the yard of
tho Cramp Ship A Engine Building
Company, One ol the largest crowds
that has ever seen a ship leave the
ways at Cramp's yards was on hand,
and patriotism ran high as the ship
left her cradle. ' Kensington, where
the shipyard is located, took a holi
day, nml attended, tho launching.
Thousands of ioisoiis from other parts
of the city were on hand, and aa the
yard was thrown 0ien to the public,
every vantage jioiiit in the confines
of the place swarmed with humanity.
The weather was beautiful.
Tha state of Maine was odicially
represented by Governor. Hill and
members of his stuff. From Wash
ington came a largo numhor of naval
ollicers and others.
The Maine is 51! per cent finished.
Hor keel was laid in April, 181W, and
the ship will bo ready for transfer to
the government in 18 months or two
THI8 18 MACLAY
Who Started the Latest Rumpus About Rear
HISTORIAN KPIIAR STANTON MACLAY.
Edgar Stanton Muclay, the third
volume of whose "History of the
American Navy" 'characteriies Hear
Admiral Schley as a Micawbcr admi
ral ami a coward in connection with
the buttle of Santiago, is a son of
Kev. Koliort Mucluy, who was the
pioneer Methodist missionary in the
fur East, lie was born iu Fouchow,
China, 38 years ago, and was grad
uated from Syracuse university in
1885. For tho next 10 years he was
connected with the roportorial and
editorial ataffs of tho New York Times
and Sun. In lK'.Ki he was appointed
I lighthouse koiqicr at Old Field Point,
Setauket, N. Y., and during the past
live years he devoted much of bis time
j to historical work. He is now con
nected with tho llrooklyn navy yard,
a position to which he was appointed
recently by Secretary Long.
BURNED TO DEATH.
Two Men Who Made Effort to Rescue People
From Burning Building.
Louisville, Ky., July 30. In a fire
which destroyed the property of the
PjAgloy-Graham Photographic Supply
Co., two men, one a policeman, were
burned to death in an effort to rescue
women and children who occupied
rooms above the store. Shortly be
fore midnight a terrific explosion
awakened everybody in the neighbor
hood, and among the first to reach
the front of tho building on Jefferson
street was Max Belovitch, a cigar
maker living across the street. Hard
ly had the first explosion died away
before he had dashed up the stairs in
answer to a woman's screams. About
the time he reached the second floor
he must l.avc fallen, for when picked
up only a few mintes afterward his
right side was burned to a crisp. Po
lice Ollicer Jiimos Purden was found
on the third floor, suffocated, and
seven firemen were taken from the
ruins. Some of them will probably
It is reported that several persons
who lived in tho building lost their
lives, but tihs cannot be verified.
Several are missing and may be in
the ruins. The fire spread with such
rapidity that even tho fire fighters
' were non-pulssed. When the first
crash came there was nothing but
smoke, but in a moment later the
place was a veritable furnace from
lloor to roof. The loss is about f50,
000. Four Deaths at Chicago.
Chicago, July 30. Ninety-five de
grees marked the official maximum
temperature in Chicago today, while
the humidity registered 48 per cent,
which Intensified the sufferings.
Similar conditions are expected to
prevail tomorrow, according to the
predictions of tho weather bureau.
Four persons died ns a result of the
heat, and an equal number were pros
trated. Thermometers on the streets
showed 98 to 102 in tlie shade and
from 108 to 112 in the sun.
Train Jumped the Track.
Dayton. 0., July 30. A gravel
train, used by the Chase Construction
Company, which is superintending
the construction of tho traction line
between this city and Troy for the
Dayton & Northern Traction Co.,
jumped the track today eight miles
north of this city while going down
a steep grade, resulting in two deahts
and serious injury to four persons.
Arrested By Postal Authorities.
Chicago, July 30. Walter B Mc
Bride and Isaac Athey, president and
secretary, respectively, of a concern
known as the United States Express
& Freight Company, are under arrest
here charged with using the mails to
defraud. The arrests were made by
the postal authorities last night after
an investigation of charges made by
a citizen of Mexico. It is alleged
that they have made $25,000 by their
NEWS OF THE STATE
ITEM8 OF INTERE8T FROM ALL
PARTS OF OREGON.
Commercial n(9 Financial Happening! of Int.
portaace A Brief Review of th Growth
ad Improvement of the Many Industrie
Throughout Our Thriving Commoeweslth
-Latest Market Repevt
Wallowa county spent 77J for coy.
Ote scalp last month.
Drome grass five feet high flourishes
on the arid lands near Bly,
Large quantities of match wood are
being shipped to Portland from Coos
Athena ha paved it itreeU and is
now working for an electric lighting
Thoma Sherwood has been ap
pointed stock inspector for Union
The Salem Flouring Mill Com
pany'i new building are rapidly near
' nig completion.
A large hay crop in the Willamette
valley has made that itaple cheap,
telling from S3 to $5 per ton.
Pile for Mare Island, Cal., are be
ing cut on tho Santiam. The stick
are from 42 to 80 feet long and several
thousand will be shipped.
A promising coal prospect ha been
found at Rice Hill, Douglas county,
by the steam shovel crew who are ex
cavating there. The find will be
A number of small hold-ups are re
ported around Athena and Weston.
A stage line has been established
across the mountains from Prineville
James Hall, California pioneer of
1852, died recently at Fairview, Was
Several rich clean up are reported
from the placer mines of Mule Gulch,
The Eugene excelsior factory is
running night and day, turning out
12 carloads every month.
Oregon college president are dis
cussing a more thorough regulation
of intercollegiate athletics.
The natural ice cave near Elgin,
Union county, are becoming quite a
summer resort ior that section.
A. W. Sturgis.of Josephine county,
expect to realize 110,000 from the
annual clean up on hi Forest creek
Timber firea are raging in the
mountains in Lake and Klamath
counties, and the valleys are getting
blue with smoke.
The prune crop in Benton and Linn
coufities will be such a record breaker,
that it i feared much of the fruit
must go to waste for lack of drying ,
The number of children in Lane
county between the age of 4 and 20,
according to the report of the several
school clerks, is 7,649. Last year the
number of children was 7,382.
The Oregon rattlesnake seems lack
ing in real venom. Several men
were bitten recently in various hay
field in Eastern Oregon, but no
fatalities or serious results are re
corded. 'Portland Market,
Wheat Walla Walla, export value,
55(5Bo per bushel; bluestem, 67c;
Flour best grades, $2. 90(33.40 per
barrol; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.32 1.35 ; gray,
$1.30(3 1.32, per cental.
. Barley Feed, S16.5017; brewing,
$17(317.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton ; mid
dlings, $21.60; shorts, $20; chop, $16.
Hay Timothy, $12.50(314; clover,
$7(39.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per
Butter Fancy creamery, 17 J 19c ;
dairy, 1415c; store, llal2o per
Eggs 17 Js 18c per dozen.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 11
lle; Young America, 1212.oper
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.25
4.00; hens, $4.00(35.00; dressed. 10
llo per pound; springs, $2.50(84.50
per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50
3.50 for young; geese, $4 per
dozen ; turkeys, live, 8(3 10c; dressed,
10(3l2o per pound.
Mutton Lambs, 3.0, gross;
dressed, 67o per pound; sheep,
$3.25, gross ; dressed, 66jO per Ik'
Hogs Gross, heavy, ?5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 6Ji7o per
Veal Small. 78,ic; large, 6tf
7 o per pound.
Beef Gross top steers, $4.004.25;
cows and heifers, $3.25(33.50; dressed
beef, 6,V)74'c per pound.
Hops 12 14o per pound.
Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern
Oregon, 812c; mohair, 2021o per
Potatoes $1.001. 25 per sackjnew
potatoes, lo per pound.
Pasteboard armor is likely to come
into military fashion. It is, if thick
'enough, almost impenetrable to car
bino bullets, which can pierce five
ineli wooden planks. Recent experi
ments prove this.
The record was broken recently in
the sale of unoccupied lands in Ne
braska, Wyoming and Kansas. Over
50,000 acres were disposed of, the
largest amount in any one week in
the history of the land department.
Berlin has on the average only 12
days a year when no clouds at all are
seen in the sky.
At the close of 1900 there were 92
plants in the United States making
opon hearth steel, as compared with
76 at the end of 1890.
Oliver Love, a Negro poet of De
troit, while writing verse recently.wus
unable to fill out one of his lines.
In desperation he beat his head with
a pencil. The sharp point of the
lead pencil entered his ear and broke
the drum, rendering him entirely