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OttArTBK XVI. (Continued.)
Mr. Montgomery did not evince at
the news the nlnisure or the excitement
that 1 expected; but a quiet smile of
malignant satisfaction Mole oer his
face, lie merely remarked. "Then the
ltev. Mr. Porter will hare a visitor next
Sunday that ho little expects. It me
see." mused the Professor. "Uurjr St.
Ddmund's. I ran take the early train
on Sunday morning, and get hack at
night. I shall have plenty of time to
do my business, and his, too."
"What do you mean to do?" asked
"Never yon ndnd; I will tell )ou all
about It when I itet back."
"Oh. what a jolly revenge It will be,
for all he made us suffer, to bowl the
old hyiwrlle out so clean!" cried Josiah.
gleefully. "Yon can give mine and
Silas' compliments "
"No, no: for heaven's sake, do not
mention my name lu any way!" I ex
"Why not?" asked Mr. Montgomery,
turning sharply round and casting upon
me one of his old scrutinising glances.
"Because because " I could not
give a reason. "Oh, please to promise
that you will not speak of me!" I plead
ed. lie did promise. But. somehow. I put
very little faith in his keeping hla word.
"When I was at old Brown's, the
printer's," said Josiah, "I heard a good
many things abottt our reverend psstor,
who was not In very good odor, except
among his own sect, In spite of his sanc
timoniousness. When he first came Into
the town, he was an open air preacher,
with no chapel or congregation; but he
managed to ingratinte himself into the
good graces of a bevy of old women;
and upon the death of the minister of
Utile Bethlehem, which happened about
the same time, the eiders or deacons, or
whatever they call themselves, of the
chapel got him appointed. So he set
himself up as a converted cobbler; and,
as converted reprobates of all kinds were
the rage Just then, he dropped Into a tidy
While we were yet talking, old Mr.
Jennings came downstairs to go to his
morning's work. We had sat up the
whole night. It was jnst 5 o'clock.
Spite of my new anxieties, I fell asleep
the moment my head touched tbg pillow,
anil woke about five hours afterwards.
Martha had n good laugh at my misera
ble looks when I went In to breakfast.
Neither Mr. Montgomery nor Josiah ap
peared until much later. They took n
newspaier between them and discussed
It over their breakfast. While "the lro
fessor" was languidly scanning the ad
vertisement sheet, he suddenly uttered
an exclamation of surprise, and read
somethiug with keen attention.
"Jnst cist your eye over that." he
said, ban ting me the sheet, and pointing
with his finger to a particular advertise
ment. With the utmost dismay, I rend
"Absconded, from Tabernacle House,
near Bury St. Edmund, a young roan,
nineteen years of age. about five feet
nlue in height, slightly built, long, dark,
hair and dark eyes, small features, very
pale complexion. Whoever will send In
fcrmation that will lead to the appre
hension of the same to the Rev. Mr.
Porter shall be handsomely rewarded.
N. U. Should this meet bis eye. no fur
ther proceedings will be taken against
him if he at once returns; but should
he be apprehend -d. he will be proceeded
against on a grave charge. The police
are ou his track."
The newspaper dropped from my hand
and I thought I should have faintfd.
Martha was obliged to bathe my face
with cold water to recover me. This
little scene was not lost to the sharp
ryes of Mr. Montgomery. I saw him
quietly noting It, but he made no re
mark. Josiah began to hector, and boast
what he would do If he were in my
I was to see Clara In the- afternoon;
and, for the first time, I felt loth to
meet her. That advertisement roused up
a train of painful thoughts. What was
I doing feeding n mad love for one
woman, while another could claim me
as her husband! How could It all er.d,
but In misery? If Clara should le.irn
to love me, and then discover all, what
a monxter she would think me!
In the face of such Impending dan
ger, but one course was open to me: to
see her for the last time, bid her adieu,
and then fly from her forever. Yes I
would do it, if my heart broke in the ef
fort. I culled In at Martha's as I passed
by for something I hail left there. Mr.
Montgomery proposed to bear me com
pan) as fur as our roajs lay together.
"Don't you make yourself uneasy
about that advertisement." he said,
we walked along. "It is half gas;
ncriallr that part about the police. He
must set some value upon you to make
this fuss. There's something more In
this than vou know of, or choose to tell.
he added, with a slurp look. "I know
Bill Stokes so well; he wouldn't take all
this irouble without some very good
reason. But, as I said before, don't
frighten vourself. It Is more than like.
ly, before this day week, that he may be
advertised for as 'absconded. "
Had I looked through the newspaper
that morning, I should have seen two
other advertisements that concerned me
enuallv with the one I did read. One
"If the young man named f
0 , who left T House, near
n fit. E . on the .list of August
last, will communicate with Messrs. Ko-
gle & IJulcn, solicitors, uray s inn, ue
will hear something to his advantage."
This advertisement, which had been
Inserted for three consecutive days pre'
rlotmtv. was observed by Mr. Montgom
ery for the first time that morning, and
not pointed out to me, for certain rea
sons of his own.
The second was couched In these
"Should this meet the eye of the
mime man who deposited a suit of
-lt)iea with the owner of Itose Cottage,
Plopperton, he villi oblige by at once
uftiilinfr to. or calling personally upon.
3. It., Murley'a Hotel, Trafalgar
This last, If observed by Mr. Mont
gomery, conveyed no tneanlug to him, ns
I had told the episode, to which It re
ferred, only to Martha, t
Had I seen ami attended to those ad
vertisements, how different might have
been the catastrophe of this storyt
I was strong In brave resolves when I
knocked at the door of the little house.
But they were sadly shaken the moment
It was opened by Clara herself. The
sight of her sweet face, smiling upou
me, cowed my brnvery. "Have I come
here to Irak upon her for the last time
to bid adieu to that smile forever!" I
asked myself; nnd my heart sank, but It
gave no response.
"We are all alone," she said, ns we
weut Into the parlor. "Mary W out, and
so Is Mrs, Wilson, wonderful to say."
She was working hard at her paint
ing, as usual. I sat down upon a foot
stool at her feet, and gated furtively
up -at her face. Never, methought, had
she looked so lovely as she did that morn
ing. In the soft, haiy, autumn sunlight.
' Half an hour passed away, and we
had not exchanged half a doien words;
but that was not at all uncommon, for
I loved better to gate and dream than to
talk; and when at her work, she spoke
but little. She dropped one of her
brushes: and as I gave It to her. I held
her hand for a moment fast locked In
mine. When she looked down at me
smilingly and saw me In tears, a look
of concern come across her countenance.
"Would It make you very unhappy If
I were to tell you that you might never
see roe again after this day?" I spoke
In a low, choked voice, and the gathered
tears burst forth from my eyelids, and
fell upon her haud.
She did not appear to comprehend my
words, as she saked. In a tone of trou
bled wonder, "What do you mean?"
I repented my questiou. in a yet more
trembling tone. I felt her hand more
passive In mine, and her eyes droop-d.
and the carnation tinge deepened In her
cheeks, as she answered, softly, "It
would make me very unhappy to think
"Listen to me," I cried, kneeling at
her feet, and clasping Iwith her hands
In mine. "From the time of our meet
ing, five years ago, I ave loved you: from
the time of our meeting a few weeks
back I have adored you! Oh. tell me,
do you love me? Answer me but one
word, my darliug, my love!" I cried
She raised her eyes for a moment to
mine, and then dropped them, with her
cheek as crimson ns my own. "I do
love you, dearest very much," she an
swered. In her low, soft voice.
I took her In my arms, and kissed her
fervently; and her sweet, blushing face
nestled upon my bosom like a bird seck
iug for shelter.
Where were my resolutions now?
my heroic seir-sacnnce, my sioiciuw
Melted gone disappeared like snow be
fore a fire. In the fervid ecstaey of that
moment. I had come to pronounce an
eternal farewell: I stayed to pronounce
Inward oath that I would sweep
away every obstacle, and win her yet
for my own undisputed prlie In the face
of the whole world.
After a time we sat together near the
window I with my arm around her
waist, and her hand clasped In mine.
And thus we sat, silent she. In one of
her dreamy reveries; I, filled with gloomy
forebodings. For, now that the erst
ecstaey was passed now I knew that
her love was mine the unnatural excite
ment of mr brain subsided, the tension
of my nerves relaxed, and the misera
ble rashness of what I had done was
revealed to me In the gloomiest colors.
had sealed her misery, and Increased
my own tenfold.
Do you not think," slie saui, suuncn-
ly, "that we are very strnnge people.
you and 17 I mean, that we are very
unlike other people?"
I have often thought so," I said.
Do tou not fancy the rest of the
world would think us very silly people?
Now, you do not even know my name."
But you know nothing or me, so we
ore well paired. I know but little my
self, but that yon shall know."
"Not now. mease, dear, home day.
when I am very brave, I will tell you nil
Immediately afterward", Mrs. Wilson
returned, looklug very cross. "I never
did know such a gossiping creature as
that servant next door always talking
to men, too. I don't know, I am sure,
what her mistress is about to keep her.
There she Is, talking now to some
strange, queer-looking man; and I nm
sure she Is talking about us. ror I saw
him point to this house, and then he
said something, and she laughed; she
had better not laugh at my house; I
won't put up with her Impudence."
A strange man pointing to Hie House:
What was there In such a commonplace
circumstance to trouble me? But it did.
I went to the window, but he was not
visible from there. I went to the door;
both he nnd the servant had disappeared.
I came in again and asked what the loan
"Oh, I don't know. I never notice
such people. A foreign-looking fellow,
with long hair," she answered, hulllly.
Foreign looklug, and long hair! Such
a description would apply tn Mr. Mont
gomery. Could he have followed me?
And If he had, why should that discon
cert me? He could not possibly hove
any motive beyond Idle curiosity. Nev
ertheless, I could not reason myself nut
of a certain uneasiness respecting this
Mrs. Wilson did not recover the seien
ity of her temper until after tea. In the
course of conversation I mentioned that
I had visited a theater on the previous
night. They did not know of my con
nection with the stage.
"I have never been tn n theater but
twice In my life, and then only when I
win a little child, to see the panto
mimes," snld Clara, "I thought It, thrn,
the most glorious place I had ever seen;
I wonder what I should think of it now?
Oh. I shoill so much like to go."
So It was arranged that we should go
ou Monday night. Clara was delighted
at the thought, and talked about noth
ing else; and so the evening glided lcn
nutly along until It was time fur m to
Clara came to the door with me, ami
we stood for a few minutes upon the
step, looking up at the clear, froitjr sky,
glittering with stars. I took her In my
aims, kissed her, and wished her good
night, I lingered for a few momenta
after she had closed the door, as though
loth to quit the spot. I gated at the
house, and thought of the many happy
days I had spent In Itof the one that
was Just past the happiest, and yet the
most miserable of all.
Was there no presentiment mliutled
with this melanrholy, that the end of all
this had come? Darker and darker,
closer and closer, gather the slintU.w
round me, I must linger no lunger upon
the mad. Events are hastening thick
and fast; and I hare much to tell ere I
shall leave them hoMinl, and reach the
On the Saturday morning following
the day with which I closed the last
cl npter, ns the church clock was strik
ing twelve, Mr. Montgomery, brushed up
nnd cleaned up with unusual enre, might
have been seen ascending the dingy stair
case that led to the ottlces of Messrs.
Fcgle & Quirk, 0 ray's Inn.
Presenting himself tn the clerk's office,
he Inquired It either of the principals
was disengaged. As It happened, loth
were dlsengngrd, Hli name was taken
In, and Immediately afterwards the mes
senger came back to iinuniinco that
Messrs, Fogle ,V Quick would see Mm.
He was ushered into nu Inner room,
where he found himself In the presence
of two dry, taciturn-looking gentlemen
of some fifty to sixty yenrs of age. Mr.
Montgomery placed himself In such a
position that no ray of light should fall
upon his face. Ills voice, too, would
have sounded strange, feigned. In the
ears of those familiar with Us usual
Mr. Fogle demanded his business In
the tone of a man with whom time Is
money, while Mr. Quick continued his
examination of a lox of deeds, after
casting one rnpld glance at the visitor.
Mr. Montgomery's answer was to pro
duce a copy of the previous day's news
paper from his pocket, and point tn an
advertisement which has been already
copied Into these pages. Ho was po
lite In his manner, although very sparing
of his speech.
"But J on are not Silas Canton," said
Mr. Kogle, sharply.
"I am not; but I am his representa
tive," mumbled Mr. Montgomery, with
"Have you his written authority to
There was the slightest shadow of
hesitation In Mr. Montgomery's manner
as he produced from his pocketlxxik a
paper purporting to be written by Silas
Carstnn, giving him. the bearer, full
power to net as his, the said Silas Cars
ton's, representative In respect to nny
communication that Messrs. Fogle &
Quirk may have to make. The lawver
minutely srrutlnlted the document, and
then the bearer. Neither seemed to
Inspire him with profound confidence.
"How do we know that Silas Carston
has written this?" he asked, suspicious
ly. "Why does not Silas Carston come
here himself? Where Is he now?"
"He cannot come himself. Your sec
ond question, I profoundly regret to say,
I cannot answer. I have promised my
friend Carston not to do so."
Mr. Fogle passed the paper to Mr.
Quick, who also minutely examined It,
shook his head, and turned again tn his
document box without uttering a word.
"We are not satisfied with your au
thority, ami decline giving you any In
formation. Mr. Carston must come him
self." said Mr. Fogle. curtly.
"Then I presume you will return me
"Certainly not; we shall retain It, and
haud It over to Mr. Carston when we
The Professor was posed, but he wts
too practiced a dissembler to betray It
by any outward sign, for the lawyer's
ere was unon Mm.
There was a whispered conference for
a moment between the two partners.
Then Mr. Fogle said. "Stay! We will
give you our client s nddresa, under
whose Instructions we are acting. She
can use her own discretion ns to whether
she pleases to transact business with
you. We thus relieve ourselves of all
responsibility either way.
(To bs continued.)
AMERICAN ARCHERY 8CORE3.
liest of Keusons Why Iliiginnd Holds
Unequuleil Jfcconls In This Hoort.
The score made by American arch
er buve never equaled the best Eng
lish wore, for the sufficient reason
that the sport !ia never been practiced
In this country to the same extent,
either In point of time or In the num
ber of those who engage In It, a In
England, where for more than a cen
tury pust target shooting ha been
steadily and consistently pursued by
gentlemen of leisure and by ladles,
who have ilercloiwd a high degree of
skill. There have, however, been some
very creditable American score. The
best American wore at n national
meeting, made by Col. Uobcrt Wil
liam. Jr., at Enton. Ohio, In 188.'), at
the double York round (MB) I bare
ly short of the l.WX) mnrk which I at
way classed a a notable score by
EngllKh archer. The American cham
pionship score made at the national
meeting have usunlly ranged between
000 and WK). In 1WX1 the score wn
ikVlj In Wti. atl. L. W. Maxwell'
six championship wore have ranged
from 711) to 7110. V. II. ThompHon'
beat championship wore I 7X). Col.
William lm twice exceeded a score of
1)00 at n national meeting.
It seem needles to ny that Amer
ican, If they choose to apply them
selves, could excel In nrchcry. Marks-
manshlp lan instinct with American,
and, with natural npttic" nil that I
further necessary I pe. .rlnR prac
tice nnd observation of tlm now funda
mental rule which govern correct
method. The requirement for a good
archer, a stated by Asclmm, are "apt
ness, knowledge and use." Century.
- A man Is ndver so on trial a In the
moment of ozccsilve good fortuuo.
vice of money uorrovvino.
littiirts In Clip the Claw or Modem
The Western Union Company ha
nduptrd n dnistlo remedy In Now
York for tint curing of thu borrowing
liulilt among Its employ nml tliu
suppression of tho usurious money
lender who encourage Hie vice for
self gain. Operator who tiro addicted
to borrowing nnd patronise tlio Shy
locks nro being wooded out of the
service1. The practice of p.iylhK order
for salaries given to the money lend
ers! security for the hum grow
Into nn liitnlrrohlo nuNiincc. It Is
ussuuied that the discharge of tho
Imrrowers will drive the usurer out
of liuslum. It nmy liuve this result,
but It 1 doubtful. Tlin only effect It
will probably Imvo will be In dlscon
Untie the tiso of the cashier's ollleo
n n collection agency, for money
lending on these tine Is too protltubb
to be elly relinquished by the men
engaged tn It.
It would doubllcs be n great boon
to every large corporation lu the
country If tlio linblt of borrowing by
It employes could tin prriunticiitly
abolished. The corporation doing
business In this city are Mllleted by
the practice. The usurious SliyhKk
I lu evidence lu tlio neighborhood ot
the cashier' window every pay day
to collect Ills "poutiit of flesh," And
the wnmttit shaver I the curse of the
City Hnll, where the vice of borrow
ing from profeslonnl money lender
who carry their office In their pocket
has grown to enormous proHrtlin,
If the history of ninny of the defal
cations, and embezzlement In prlvntd
nnd public service .could be fulrly fol
lowed In nine cases out of ten prob
ably the foundation for the crime,
would be traced to the net of borrow
ing from one of these accommodating
money lender to meet whnt may
seem an urgent necessity nt nn aut
rngeou rate of Interest nnd the em
barrassment which the net subse
quently entailed. There are time in
the career of inot wnge-ennier when
they tnut Nirrow to bridge over per
iod of financial distress. Till Is or
dtnnrily the professional usurer' op
portunity nnd he seize It wild avid
ity. Once hi prey I lu his net lie
keep hltn there a long a lie can
continue tn collect hi victim' wage.
The Intter I seldom allowed to escnp.,
and each month make It more diffi
cult to get out of the toll which lire
constantly tightening nround Mm. If
this kind of Imrrowlnif nnd money
lending could lie effectually slopped
It would be blessing to society and
It would doubtless remove one of the
chief source of anxiety of employer
regarding those occupying position of
(rust In their establishment. It would
ccrtnlnly go fur townrd elevntlng the
standard of honesty In the public ser
vice. San Francisco Chronicle.
SAVES HIS LIFE OY NERVE.
Subway Truckman, Caught by Third
ltull, Amuzc I'aueniters by Coolness.
Thrown Into panic by the blinding
(lash and loud rcHrt of an explosion
on the third rail near the subway stn-;
tlon at Ninety-sixth street yesterday
afternoon, the terror of passenger
wa Increased by seeing Michael Ken
nedy, a track overseer, being rousteu
lowly In the electric blaxe. Their pity
turned to admiration for the man's
nerve when they saw him running hi
mblicr-gloved hand along the third mil
to remove a cold chisel that had fallen
and caused the explosion. After he
had done this he was taken to nn am
bulance nnd hurried to the J. Hood
Wright hospital, where he was
itwntned In bandage.
i "I gues It' because If Tlianksglv
lug day and a lucky day for almost
everybody that I lived through It," wn
qll he wild.
Kennedy had been detulled to tighten
tlio nut and bolt ou tlio north-bound
express track. When he had almost
rwiched the station nt Ninety-sixth
Ktrect he discovered he could not use
hi wrench on the nut because they
were partly embedded In concrete. The
only way he Mould tighten them wn
by using u cold chisel. I hi he held
In hi rubber-gloved hand. At tlio
third blow the chisel sllpiK-d from tlio
nut and lilt the third rail. In n second
Kennedy wa enveloped In tliune. It
burned off hi board, seared hi face
nnd scorched hi clothe. Only by
hutting hi eye nt the first flash did
he Have them from being liumcd out.
Then he dragged himself nwny from
Uiu rail on which he had fallen, for
tunately on hi shoulder, with hi
clothing a Insulation.
Knowing the chisel routed on the
third rail nnd Hint the flames -would
continue until It wa removed, Ken
nedy slid hi gloved hand beneath the
wooden cover nnd Anally dislodged the
piece of ntcel, thu ending hi torture
and the terror of the passenger, and.
Incidentally, .a lot of trmiblo for tlio
company. New York Press.
Industry In III Calling
Father And so you want to marry
Mr. Brown, my dear. Well, noW, do
you think be shows proper Industry In
hi calling? Dnuiditcr (Indignantly)
I should think so. Why. lie' called
nearly every night for a month,
Thcro Are Dogs ami Dog.
Crnlcal Bachelor You don't catch
me tying up to some finicky creature
and loading a dog's life.
Would-Be Benedict Oh, I don't
know: It depend a good deal on the
dog, Baltimore American.
The pen may bo mightier than the
word, but there nro time when a
double-barrel shotgun is worth a car
load of either.
No man particularly admire a wom
an who la so good that all ber woman
acquaintance like ber. 0
OENEUAI, LEW WALLACE.
Oeneral Lew Wallace, who died recently at hi Crawfonlsvllle (Ind.)
home, crowded vat activity Into his seventy-right years of life. Bom of
distinguished stock nnd scorning any m-hoolliig, he took up law. Interrupted
It to serve In the Mexican War ami resumed It when the lighting w over.
Ills hbstory In the Civil War I one of signal distinction and his service
a governor of New Mexico and minister to Turkey are worthy no less
honor. A an author his ability Is best understood through "Iten-lliir."
though he wrote several other book of high quality. In his long Illness he
showed Uie superb vitality that animated nil hla earlier years.
s Conquest iHB. Great
I American Desert
Irrigation Cnimt Through Tunnels.
All Irrigation camil which will miss
through throe tunnel, the longest of
which Is 1.10(1 fret, Is now being cut
In Nevada. The rocky character of
much of the country to be traversed
uecesMltated the tunnel.
The canal Is fed at It source by the
Truckeo river, whence It passe ent-
K.tTiiAiu-K to 1,-IOOroor Tixnrt.
ward II mile to WaiUworth, Ner.,
and thence 1H miles to the gTent "Cur
son Sink," a desert plain, The canal
will lie 23 fret wide at the Imttom, M
feet at the top, and in feet deep and
will receive MOO cubic feet of fresh
mountain water per second.
About '-'.OOO men are employed In
this work, which will cost the govern
ment nmrly II.OUO.OUO. The cnnnl will
open vast ureas, hitherto arm nnu
waste, to the honietioiIer and to agri
culture, and will greatly promote in
diiKtrie in contingent tract.
Desert Tracts Fast doing. .
Irrigation I a useful In New York
State farming a It I In many pluce
where It I supposed to be moro appli
cable to the condition, Tho new cen
sus bulletin Just Issued state that nr-
tlllcl.il prnilslnn against drought Is
used In Maine, Massachusetts, llhode
Island, Connecticut, New lork, New-
Jersey, Pennsylvania, 1-lorliln, Ala
bama and Mississippi, isxrcpiioiuiuy
high yield of fruit and vegetable are
reported a made possible by It ue.
Thousand of miles ur eannis, soy
the bulletin, are distributing water
nnon more than 8,000,000 acre of land,
producing crops worlli JIOO.000,000 u
The Increase from lmr.i to luo.- was
20 tier cent; jn.1,lKX).000 lias been In
vested In irrigation worn, iiinming
stream provide three-fourths of the
Irrigation now In use, well and
snrlna tho remainder.
California le.id In cost of Irrigation
works. Utah coming next. Tho Mor
mon settled In nn arid tract which
thov have made to blossom like n gar
den by bringing wntcr down from the
mountains. In Irrigated area Colorado
ranks first. But tho California Irri
gated land average moro valuable and
In more Intensively worucii.
More than 00 per cont of the coun-
Irv's Irrigated farm are In the semi-
orld region between tlio Itocklc and
the Mississippi, using the headwater
of the latter stream. Till take In
part of the "Great American desert"
of old geographic.
The Columbia river basin Is third
In Importance In IrrlgnUon projoct. It
alone lupplle nearly zo.uuu farm
Willi water. The Colorado river through
much of It course lie In a canyon so
deep that It cannot bo coaxed out to
work. Only twenty system are up-
piled from the mhin stream. Systems
heading near Yuma, Ariz., nro turning
desert land Into a region of marvelous
Not until 1807 was Irrigation applied
AUTHOR IS DEAD.
to coast lands In the Southern Stntr
ntipixMcil before then tn be suitable for
pasturage only. Now they are produc
ing big crop of rim Umii thousand
of acre. American rice Is crop
with n vast future.
Texas ami Arizona are curiously
handicapped as to Irrigation by tho
preiu-nt treaty with Mexico which for
bids Hie lmMiiindtiig of any part of tlin
water of the Itlo Orande. Probably
In the future there will be no difficul
ty lu arranging this matter. Stream
subject to sudden floods, like the Itlo
(iraiide and the Mississippi, are Im
proved by the construction of head
water storage systems. Those tend to
diminish floods, Extreme low water
I also Indirectly inlnlinlrs-d by head
water Impounding, Itntn tend In In-
croose In frequency In the dry season
Usm land abundantly supplied with
water from reservoir. Evaporation
coot the air and promotes rain.
Sir Henry Hawkins, a brilliant ad
vocate and one of England's greatest
criminal Judges, expressed the follow
ing opinion In bis "Reminiscences":
Let me any a word about circum
stantial evidence. Some writer have
spoken of It a a kind of 'dangerous
Innovation' In our criminal procedure.
It I nlrooat the only evidence that I
obtainable In nil great crime and It I
the beat and most reliable. I have
witnessed many great trial for mur
der, but do not remember one where
there wa on eyewltneaa tn the deed.
How Is It possible, thrn, tn bring home
tlin charge to Uie culprit miles ynu
rely on circumstantial evidence?
Clrvunuitantuil evidence Is the evi
dence of circumstances -fact that
speak for themselves nnd that cannot
bo contradicted, Circumstances have)
no motive to deceive, while human tin
tluiony Is too often the product of ev
ery kind of motive."
LEADER Or RUSSIAN REVOLUIIONISIS.
Father Uopou la the priest leader of
the ltnsalnn people In tlicdr effort to
obtain a constitutional government.
Ho headed the crowd of Russian that
sought to enter tho Nirvn gain and
reach tbe palace square In St. Peters
burg, where he hoped to give the Cur
a petition for a constitution. Cossack
hot down hi followers, but spared
tho prieat, who encaped and disap
peared from public sight
Oopon I tho son of a peasant. A a
youtJi he served a a swineherd, but
later was sent to a Poltava school,
whence ho I reported to have been
expelled for ultra-socialistic views.
Later, however, he was admitted to tho
priesthood under certain rcstrlcttona.
HI fa co Is alleged to resemblo that of
a mystic, and ho I said to possess a
wonderful voice, HI power over hi
followor among tho workmen Is
After a woman say "there' no una
talking" the keep right on.