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REPUBLICAN CLAIMS ARE TO
BRUMS DISPUTED BY FUSIONIST
Latter Buy Omclnl Uoliirm InilleWo
l'ntiiter's Election by Small riumllty
Stnto onironi Claim I.rKUIntum
In Doubt CongrrMlmml.
Tlio republican state committee has
corrected returns from eighty-eight
of the ninety counties of the stnto.
A slight error tins been found in
MntliMin, but ns the otllclnt figures,
which will favor ttio republicans, are
not In at this writing, the correction
will not appear in the totals.
From nil the best information avail
nblo and nftcr the closest inspection of
the returns, tibout one-third of which
are official, It appears that Dietrich
has n majority so wife that it cannot
be wiped out by tho ollicial count un
less extraordinary errors have been
made at the county seats in copying
the figures for the newspapers nud for
the central committees. All of the
counties except two, Hayes and Me
Phorson, are included in tho table of
the central committee, which gives the
Dietrich ' I I3,.r45
Dietrich's majority 1,010
In 1808 Hayes and McPlicrnon gave
Hayward a majority of L'O. It Is likely
that they will show a gain for Dietrich
over that vote.
Privato Secretary Jewell said that
beventy-nlne counties that had sent in
ofliclal returnsgive Poynter a majority
of 071 over Dietrich. Tills majority
would bo wiped out by Douglas coun
ty, which was not reported in the
seventy-nine counties. As Mr. l'oyn
ter carried the eleven missing counties
by about 12(1, this must represent Mr.
Poyntcr's majority, according to Mr.
Jewell's way of estimating.
No change, lias taken place on the
legislative situation for about 75 hours
and nothing will bo known as to
majorities until tho result of the can
vass of the votes in Douglas county is
known. It is stated that this may re
quire several days.
Chairman Fitohle of the prohibition
Btate committee says that Woolley, tho
prohibition candidate for president,
will get about 4,000 votes in Nebraska,
and that L. O. Jones, the candidate
for governor, will havo a llttlo more,
probabjy between 4,000 and 5,000. Two
years ago K. V. Muir, the prohibition
candidate for governor, received 1,734
AxocUted Five Report.
Omaha, Neb. With but two counties
to hear from in the stato on tho un
ofllcinl returns, Dietrich is elected gov
ernor by a plurality of 075 over Gov
ernor Poynter. Tho balance of the
6tato ticket is likely to be republican,
but It will tako tho ofliclal count to de
termine tho result.
There is no change, in tho legislative
situation, tho result depending on
Douglas county, in which the ofliclal
count has proceeded only a little way.
Chairman Memminger of tho Third
district reported that Congressman
John S. Robinson, fusionist, is elected
by 127 plurality as shown by tho com
plete returns, unofficial, from all
The majority of Neville, ftiBionist.ln
the Sixth district, is 328, and Stark,
fusionist, in tho Fourth, 413. This
makes the representation of the state
In congress unchanged, fourfuslonists,
two populists and two democrats and
two republicans, all of whom excepting
Shallenberger, democrat, in the Fifth
district, who succeeded Sutherland,
populist, being re-elected. McKlnlcy'a
majority in Nebraska is 7,500.
Iunch Monitor Arkmnu,
A Nowport News, Va., dispatch says:
Tho Monitor Arkansas was launched
at tho ship yard. Tho event was very
successful and Miss Hobbio Newton
Jones, daughter of Governor Jones of
Arkansas christened the monitor as it
sturtcd down -the. ways, rlsfcaddltlon
to.Governor Jones audit parly"of Ar
kansans there were present Governor
Tyler of Virginia, a large party of
nava officers and a number of .invited
,. v u -
Tried "to Kill UU Wife.
Mrs. Amos Dlco filed Buit for divorce
In court at liacyrus, O., and her bus
band beat her down with an axe and
demanded that she withdraw the Buit.
She refused to do so and he opened fire
on her with a " revolver, one of the
three shots taking effect in her, breast.
Dice theu shot himself and also out
his throatr with a razor, but the wife
fought him off until ho dropped from,
loss of blood. Mrs. Dice is now in a
Ueiult of OllUtU Valiant.
Tho Elmore-Cooper Llvo Stock com
pany of Kansas City has failed. The
liabilities placed at 9400,000 are mostly
tho icsult of the Gillette failure a year
ago. The assets are placed at 8200,000.
Water Famine at Fan.
Tana, 111., is suffering from a water
famine, all coal mines ah'd other
branches of industry being .closed
down, says a dispatch of November 40.
This is a elty of 8,000 people and is in
total darkness, the electrio light bclug
Loit Ana While Hunting.
Gordon Culver, chief olefk for Super
intendent Hraden, of the Northwestern
(JT road at Mason City, la., accidentally
6hot Ills right arm off while hunting
at Worthington, Minnesota,
BOUND TO HAVE PURE FOOD
Allllor'f Nrttloiml Amiiielittlnu Put Han
Thecvcnlng Wisconsin of Mllwaukco
A meeting of the board of managers
of tho miller's national association was
held at the Audlto.-ium hotel, Chicago,
when important action regarding
adulterants of food and milling stuffs
was taken. Tho board decided, so far
as Us power goes, to throw out of tho
market ground clay, sawdust, ground
corn cobs and other adulterants that
arc bilng at tho present time ex
tensively UH-d In various kinds of fowl
and milling .stuffs now on tho market,
greatly to the detriment of the legiti
mate trade, and a flue of S.'OO will
be Imposed on every member who Is
discovered and convicted of misusing
the label by placing It on anything but
the pure product.
Those- who attended the meeting
were: F. II. Mngdenburgj president of
the nssoctatlon, Milwaukee; C. T. Hal
lard, First Vice President, Louisville;
Second Vice President, H. W. Davis,
Koohester; Treasurer, William N. Howe,
Grand Hapids, Mich.; C. II. Cole, Ches
ter, 111., and Secretary Frank Harry,
The Iward of managers also decided
by resolution to resume its efforts to
secure amendments to the Interstate
commerce act which will malto oft'oo
tlvcnnd binding the findings and rul
ings of the commission,
SAYS NO ONE WILL SUFFER
Home For am Benefit Order Declared
to Ho Solvent.
In order to correct an erroneous im
pression relative to the recent appoint
ment of a receiver for the Homo Forum
benefit order, P. L. McKlnney, of Chi
cago, III., the president, made the fol
"Tho Homo Forum Safety Fund In
surance society, created by the amal
gamation of former members of tho
Homo Forum benefit order and Safety
Funds Insurance socity of Syracuse, N.
Y., Is in no way affected by tho receiv
ership appointed on the motion of tho
state superintendent, Vnn Cleave, of
Springfield, 111. The certificates of
membership in the consolidated socie
ties are perfectly bafo and tho consoli
dated societies have a surplus over all
liabilities of 8141,000.
"The consolidation of the two socie
ties took place prior to the appoint
ment of the trustee by ttie state, and
all members of the old Home Forum
should conttnuo their payment In reg
ular order, as tholr certificates are all
in force and guaranteed by the consol
idated societies with the above surplus
over and above all liabilities.1'
MUST CEASE SHIPPING COAL
Miner' Union Deliver Ultimatum to
A Springfield, III., dispatch of No
vember 0 snys the state execnttvo
board of tho United Mine Workers of
America a short time ago sent out cir
culars to coal operators who were
shipping Into Decatur, requesting
them to discontinue shipping there, us
miners in Decatur did not have work
enough to employ them In consequence
of these shipments. Some of the ope
rators claimed they had contract still
pending and asked that they be per
mitted to protect such contracts.
To this the executive board of tho
miners agreed, but issued another cir
cular calling attention to the first cir
cular and this agreement, and stating
that operators havo violated their
promises with tho exception of those
at Lincoln and havo continued to ship
coal in as largo quanties as before the
request was made The miners' exec
utive board notifies operators that all
outside shipments of coal, contract,
domestic or otherwise, must ceaae.
FAVOR A CLOSER ALLIANCE
Metal Trad Union Lean to Amal
gamation, Tho representatives of the Metal
Trades Unions resumed their confer
ence in the office of the American ,
federation of labor at Washington, i
A general discussion was had with a '
view to a conference of the representa
tives of labor organizations and tho ,
administrative council of employing
national metal trades association, lu
New York during the coming week,
the object being to arrlvo at national
agreements relative to wages, hours of
labor and other conditions of em
ployment. A formal letter to tho as
sociation was drafted and forwarded.
Another meeting of the representa
tives of the labor organizations will bo
held in' Washington with tho view of
bring the representatives of all the
national metal trade unions of tfie
country to meet at Louisville December
0, at the same time the convention of
ine American leaeration of labor takes
place, for the purpose of formlncr a
closer alliance of the trade's involved.
Capture a Deerado,
A courier reports the capture of tho
dale, Mont. A posse came upon him,
and a running flght ensued. Before
the desperado was captured ho serious
ly wounded three of his pursuers.
Killed by a Deeperado.
Sheriff Young was instantly killed
aad aSer Sheriff Cellar fsUUr
wounded,. at .Bprlngdale, Moot,, by an
unknown desfHurado whom they were
kKuiyuuij iu niiroi iw jatauy auuut-
ing a man at
Logan. The desperado
AUflAl Wknlt larf Ttf
At Anderson, Tex., in a street duel
growing out of politics John Bradley
and Deputy Sheriff William L. Scott
were killed, and John Bradley, jr., andfeimd injured Internally, has but sllirht
Sheriff Oarrett Scott were fatally chances to recover,
COUNTER CLAIMS MADE.
Republican nml 1'iirIoiiIM Claim Btit
Ticket nml I.eRlftlnture.
Lincoln, Nov. 10. The State Journal
this morning says: Dietrich is elected
governor by a plurality approximating
l,ft00. Figures havo boon received by
the Journal from olghty-sl.v of the
ninety counties, and these give hlin
1,580 plurality. The missing counties
nreHuiitier Hox Hutto, Mol'heison and
Nuckolls. In 181H these counties gave
Haywurd 2,101 and Poynter a, in. Re
publican gains are expected in those
It seems to be conceded that tho
republican state ticket from governor
down, has been elected. Tho candi
dates on the ticket below governor
seem to have run stranger than Diet
rich. Tho republic-ins will hr.ve a majority
I In both houses of tho legislature. It
is believed the senate will stand eigh
teen republican and fifteen fusionlsts.
In the hotiho the republicans will have
llfty-throo members, against forty
seven for the fusionlsts.
Tho republican statu committee
claims the election of Dietrich by n
majority exceeding one thousand, a
majority in botli houses of tho legis
lature, and the election of the entire
state ticket It Is not believed these
claims will be found wrong when the
ofliclal count Is made.
Prlvi.to Sccretnry Jewell said last
night at llt.10 that ofliclal returns
from sixty-four counties show a ma
jority of 2,281 for Poynter. Of the
twenty-six counties not yet in Hay
ward carried thirteen and Poynter
carried thirteen two years ago, but
I Hayward carried his thirteen counties
with n majority of 1,4 8 over Poynter.
Deducting this majority from 2,281
leaves a majority of 833 for Poynter.
'Mint," said Mr Jewell, "tho average
loss of Poynter in the Hayward coun
ties is 338, which taken from 833 still
still leaves Poynter a majority of 4U5."
When Mr. Jewell was asked If he
could not concede Mr. Dietrich's elec
tion, he said ho would not concede any
thing until the official count was made.
Chairman J. 11. Fduiinstcu, of the
populist statu central committee, said
tho entire fusion state ticket was elect
ed, Including a majority of both houses
of tho legislature. He declined, how
ever, to give tho bnsls of his claim, bnt,
asserts that ho had ollicial figures. Ho
said ho did not care to toll how many
counties had been heard from, or to
give any details of his estimate.
YOUNG GIRL IS MURDERED
Daughter of Rnncliinau Groanljr Mal
treated nntl Left to Die.
A Llmon, Col., dispatch says: Louise
Frost, eleven years old, daughter of a
ranchman, was found unconscious and
bleeding from many wounds, in a
patch of weeds about half a mile from
her father's house. She had been
stabbed, apparently with a dirk, no
less tliun fourteen times. Sho died
without having regained consciousness.
The physician who attended her ex
pressed the opinion that the girl had
bcen'grossly maltreated before receiv
ing tho stab wounds. Sho was evi
dently waylaid when driving homo
from school, for hor horse reached the
stable nbout dark with tho buggy
ompty. Posses are scouring the coun
try In every direction, nml tho inm
dmer will probably be lynched if cap
tured. FEAR OF FURTHER TROUBLE
Killing of Men in Texas May Lend to
, Another Tntiredy.
As the result of the tragedy of No
vember 7, in which three men were
killed at Anderson, Tex., excitement
runs high In that town. Sheriff Gar
ret Scott and a few friends are holding
the jail against a crowd of armed citi
zens numbering about too. All busi
ness Is reported suspended at Ander
son and armed men aro hurrying there
from the country. It is believed that
there will be an attempt to tako Scott
and tils followers out of jail and se
rious trouble is feared.
AMENITJIi OF ELECTION
I'rmldrnt Beplle to Congratulation of
President McKinley answered Mr.
Dry an's message of congratulation In
the following dispatch:
Executive Mansion, Washington, D.
C, Nov. 0, 1000. Hon. William J. Dry
an, Lincoln, Neb.i I acknowledge with
cordial thanks your message"' o'f con
gratulation nnd extend yon my good
Irishes. (Signed.) -
Mr. Bryan's message to the president
reached Canton after Mr. MeVlni..,,
had started for Washington and was
forwarded to him there.
Small Vox at Omaha,
A young man by the name of Ileury
living at 1831 Leavenworth street,
Omaha, waa takon to the emergency
suffering with smallpox.
?herel.fmal.pox in the family oV
illv of u
farmer, living six or seven miles west
of the city, and the health authorities
expect to meet with cases caused by
contact with this family.
Km Dawn By Engine.
A passenger train on the Rock Island
nn down an4 ,t.ii,, 1.1....4
three occupants and slightly Injured
two' thaw .near New Lenox, III. The
James Jarvls, both legs broken, skull
erushed and Internal injuries; will die.
. Mrs, John Thompson, Injured Inter
Bally, will probably die.
James Terrell, arm broken,
Mr. James Terrlll. Bevero bruisna
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CHAPTKR II. (Continued.)
In America people need not restrict
their honeymooning to a distance of
20, flO, or 100 inlles. Ovar there n
bridal Journey may mean 4,000 or
G.000 nillen, and entail sonio dnyn and
nifihts nhonid a train. Gorvls Tem
plet nn nnd his newly made wife were
quite content with the prnspoct of the
long Journey ns they sat In tho palace
car, hnnd-ln-hanil, gazing out upon
the strange, unchnnglng landscape.
To tho now wife, life was warm nud
fweot; whllo for Oervls, who had
taken up his cio?o manfully before ko
cionsod Olndtly's vision, there was tho
underlying senno of having given up
his all for others, which lu itself Is n
"It Bccms like years since wn loft old
'Frisco, doesn't it, (lervlsY" the bride
broke the silence to Fay blithely. "It's
a bit queer to leave the old life behind
like this," she wont on, halt dreamily.
"I never realized that I was married,
I think, until we stepped Into this car
nt Vancouver. And now hero wo nro,
you nnd I, flying along through plains
and canons, through snow and Ire, on
our way to old age together. If one
were, superstitious the look-out Is
daddy waved her whits hnnd at tho
landsoapo whirling past, rocks and
hillsides, gray rivers and shimmering,
still lakes, and in tho dlstanco tho
great, frowning Uocltlcs.
"1ook on this picture, not on that."
Ourvls with his hand ucntly turnod
the small, round face, and Oladdy's
eyes fell on the cheerful, warm lux
uries of tho car.
Ho was careful not to omit tho lov-cr-llke
uttontlona a brldo would natur
ally look for, and It was only those
who knew him bettor than Qladdy did,
who would miss the spontaneous ele
ment that was absent.
"Novor mind the wintry outlook,"
went on the young huabuml. "1 don't
bellovo you've as much as glanced at
our fellow-travelers yot. They seem
rather a decent lot."
"Do they?" Qladdy turned hor
brown head to give a comprehensive
look round tho palace car. "Thoy'ro
not bad," sho added indifferently.
Then she broko off, and there was a
The round, blue oye of the brldo
had oncountored another pair, black
and Inscrutable, that wore fixed with
a strange, tense gaze on her. Some,
thing Bhe knew not what Instantly
arrested her attention, nnd a faint
shiver ran over her whole being.
The owner of the magnetic eyes was
a man of persapa 40, perhaps older.
His crisply curling hair matched his
intensely black eyes, and the olive tint
of his bare, shnven face wont admir
ably with the darkness of eyes nnd
That he was of a studious disposi
tion waa "vouched for by tho stoop of
his narrow shoulders. He was care
fully, oven punctiliously, dressed, nnd
as he leaned back In n lurgo, red
pluah easy chair thoro was a certain
distinction about his appearance.
He seemed to know none of his fel-low-trnvolers,
and while thoy chatted
and laughed, he sat, with loosely
clasped Angora, silent and watchful.
The strange thing was that nobody
seemed to be aware of his prenonco In
tho car. People talked across him,
colored waiters passed and repassed
him, but nobody disturbed the think
The train jolted on its way to the
great mountains, tho "everlasting
hills." It sped In and out of tho snow
sheds, which man's Ingenuity has con
structed to protect the railway lino
from snowslidcH, In which thousands
of tons of snow, suddenly loosened,
came down with lrreslstlblo force to
devastate the low-lying country.
The startling whiteness of tho out
side world waa growing blurrod. Tho
day was waning, the dusk gathering
slowly, and; a few feathery flakes be
gan to show up against the dceponlng
gray behind them.
"We are going to have n tremendous
snowfall tonlrht, J.ldgiug from the
BDiallnesa and dryness of tho flaked,"
observed Gorvls presently; but he got
The young mon "pulled out somo
home letters to read.
In a few moments he was back
again. In the old, home. Loyal nnd truo
as lie was to the young wife at his
side, Gorvls could not keep his mem
ory from atraylng to tho fair, summer
glades, of Temple-Dene, through which
wandered a youth and a maiden whose
hearts were united though their llpa
failed to spoak of lore.
For a brief moment he wondered
how Leila had taken the news of his
marriage, which by this time must
have reached Temple-Dene, Now, with
his face turned to begin an everyday,
practical existence, bereft forever of
the old love Gervls suddenly felt faint
qualms. Had he had they eoupht
to achieve more than human strength
was capable ofT
Leila he reverenced too deeply to
doubt Her pure, saintly womnn'a no
ture would be a certain shield. And
that sweet purity of hers would act,
likewise, as his own safeguard.
Little wonder that the gravity In
the bridegroom's eye deepened as ho
sat idly turning over the loose, sheets.
erf Lady Jane's pointed writing. U
absorbed was he that he did not ob
serve a sudden huah that crept over
the gaily-chatting occuiiftnU of tho
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Then mon sprang to tholr foot hur
riedly, thcro wore faint screams from
tho women; u coloted waiter ran In,
tho whites of hln eym turnod up In
wild fear, nnd, with n frightened shout,
lied out of tho car along tho corridor.
Dy this tlmo Gervls was fully
aroused to tho sui rounding commo
tion. Qladdy sat porfectly inotlontcsn. Hor
eyes wcro fixed on tho now ompty
rhnlr in which had been seated tho
owner of the black, Inscrutable eyes.
Sho did turn even when the excitement
lu the car ended in a stampede accom
panied by frcuzlod shrieks.
The train, with Its engine and car
riages o huge and so hnudstimu to
eyes unaccustomed to American trnvel
must bo on flrel
"Gladdy! my dear Gladdy, rouso up.
What is it? Aro you asleep? Thu
fright lias pnralyrod her!"
Gorvls Tompleton stoopo-d and gath
ered up his wife's form In his arms.
Llko most American Klrls, sho was
small and slight, an onny weight for
any man's arms; but somehow Gladdy
was an almost Imposslblo bunion. Sho
was still nnd motionless, and It was
like carrying a Iny-flguro.
"Place your nrms around my nock,
dear, and 1 can carry you tho faster!"
he hurriedly said. But there was no
His bride's nrms hung loosnly down.
It was not that sho had fainted, Gor
vls knew, for hor eyes worn wldo open
and staring, and tlirirc wim no time to
puzzlo over hor strange Inertness.
Nearly every one was out of tho
magnificently furntahtxl car. Tho
train, which had boon slowing, was
uow nt a standutlll. It was quite, dark
when Gorvls stood on tho rtepn with
his burden; but, to his wonder, ho
uow saw what lie had been unaware of
Tho train was In one of the huow
sheds In fact, In 0110 of tho longest
of these structures, and onu n mile In
Under Its roof, which was uhaped
as a continuation of tho slope of tho
mountain-side, tho train was drawn
up. And Qcrvis gasped, for ho now
discovered tho cause of tho frenzied
oxcltemcnt. The train Itself was not
on fire; It was tho snow Bhcd.
"Why, what can It moan? How on
earth could a snow shed tnko lira in
this wintry weather?" he exclaimed.
"ICaslly enough," said n quiet voice
at his ear, and a pair of black eyes
met thoso of Gervia. "A nnow shod
can cntch fire as the forcsU do, from
tho engine's sparks. This must hnve
been burning sotuo tlmo, I should say,
As a rulo, men on trolleys patrol tho
sheds after ovory train to Inspect It;
but this has broken out nftcr they
Tho speaker pointed a long, thin
finger to tho wall of flame ahead of
the engluo, which loomed black and
wolrd against tho bright glare. Even
In the alarming situation Gorvls could
not but bo Htruck at the culm tone of
the stranger's voice, and his serene
Below tho two men, as thoy stood on
the steps of tho car, the terror-stricken
passengers wcro rushing to nml fro In
wild alarm. Thoro scorned to be no
body to appeal to. The drlvor and
stoker gazed helplessly from tholr en
gine into tho harrier of fire. The guard
had quietly leaped out and sped back
In search of the hose always found in
overy snow shed In case of fire,
Tho flames were roaring nnd shoot
ing up through the roof Into the black
night. Kach moment the danger was
becoming more and mora Imminent.
"If this goes on we shall bo roust
ed alive!" GorviH shouted, an ho es
sayed to step down,
"Stop! Let me lift hor out of your
arms." The stranger who hod ad
dressed Goryls was already on the-J
ground, his arms stretched out to re
ceive the burden Gervls hold.
Gathering the slight form to him ho
held tho motionless girl on tho
ground, and ns Gervls sprang down tho
steps tho stranger's hand modo n few
quick posses before the fixed, whlto
face, of the prostrate. Qladdy.
'Thank you kindly,' nald Gorvls
baaUly," "It is good of you. 8ho is
my- Wife, nnd 'pomohow the shock
seems to havo frozen her. She is un
able to speak oven. I fear It has af
fected h,er deeply."
"Oh, Qorvls, take me away somo
wherd!''.A long, sobbing cry enmo
from her Hps.
Qladdy had como back sho was her
self again; and Gervls almost wished
the frozen stupor had continued.
"My poor llttlo girl!" He bent down
over her, kneeling on the ground to
draw her llttlo head to his shoulder.
At any cost ho must hide the hideous
wall of flame from her frightened eyes.
As hevstrove to comfort her he did
not see the sneer on tho dark, ollvo
sklnned face that looked down upon
the youthful husband and wlfo.
"I must save her!" Gervls looked up
presently to say, In a hoarso whisper,
and encountered the pitiless gaze of
his new friend. "You must help me!"
Gervls struggled to his feot. "I tell
you my wife must be saved! It was I
who brought her hito this plight, and
! I am ready to give my life for hers!
, Help mo. Suppase I rush tho wholo
thing? Do you think I could get her
through the flames to thu othor sido
1 of them, and to the open beyond 7"
"Aro you mud?" w the ley re
Joinder, "hmtor reverse tho cuglnas
nnd back tho tialn to the end we camsj
In nt. Hut see, here comes tho guar
back ngaln. Well?"
"It's anything but 'well t guMi,
growled the guard, glancing unm'ty
at the women folk. Lowst'lng hl
voice, ho wont on to the iaalo pxsaoti-s'
gcra: "Tho plain truth It, va're In
death trap. God help Us r.ll!" Thea
"Man, speak out. What lo it?"
"I've bin wny hack n goodlsh bla,
and found n worse tiling bohlnd us al
most than this!" Ho pointed to th
wall of flame. "Gontlemon, there's bla
a tcrr'blo snow slldo luippanod on our
liuols. It has smnshed through Into
tho shod and blocked tho lino front
floor to roof. Novor eaw such n big
snow slide In the Hookies, not ovou la
tho springtime o' year.
"Twus the warmish spoil wo had
lately has loosoncl the snow on the
motintntu-nldo, nnd uow It's como down
nil In u lump tons of It! Bcsldos
frozon cargoes of snow, there's hull
trees torn up by tho root and boulders
nil blocking up the shed. We're ohokodj
In behind, and you can soo for your
sulf what's nforo us. We're bound to
dlo llko rats In a hole!"
As tho last words wcro added, break
ing lu an Irrepressible cry from tho
man's whlto lips, the huddled groups
of terrified passcllgcrs shiirkod and)
shnutod lu unison; for, gazing up,
their starting oyeB discovered that the
file waa spreading in tho roof toward)
"Wo must lio very near tho outlet
of this snow shod!" quickly ejaculatotl
the stranger who hud assisted Ger
via. "Why?" hoarsely nercamed the pas
sengers. Somehow they 'turned 1b
stinctlvely to this man, oh liuman be
ings will to any true loader.
"In that case. It would bo wort?
while to rush It," said Gorvls. Ho iuui
rained Gladdy from the ground, and
stood holding her close to him, care
fully hiding hor eyes with his left
"Well, then, let us rush It togother
lu the truln, und God In His mercy
holp us through!" came tho BUggestloa
from a passengor.
"And suppose wo aro burnt up like
chlp-a!" gloomily said another.
And, truly, tho long, fierce tongue)
of tiro were gaining along the roof.
Strong men' shuddered, while all tha
women were now covering tholr eye,
and flomo were praying wildly. Hera
and there u child, with frightened sob,
hid Its little facn In Its mother's skirt.
It was, In truth, a terrlblo death traa.
Tho helpless human beings, herding
togother, were paralyzed. Those o
them for whom thslr Father in heave
waa an ever-present reality cried out
from their heart for Ilia merciful
holp; others wore inuto.
" 'God Is our refuge and strongta, a)
very present help In trouble; there
fore wo shall not fear " The cleat
voice of a woman that bogab bravelK
ended abruptly In a smothered sob.
The flesh was weaker than the spirit,
nnd a pair of dark eyes criticises1,
with u sneer In their black depths, to
speaker as sho cowered down on he
"It would be as well not wasto th
minutes In talk," Bald tho owner of th
eyes. "It's tlmo for action now If wtt
aro to save our lives."
With a swift glance at Qladdy
shrinking figure lying In her husband's
nrms, he strode forward to the front.
Gathored round the englno was a grou
of excited passengers, arguing, order
lng and pleading with the bewildered1
stokers, who stubbornly refused to risk
nil und rush the fire.
(To be continued.) '
nalmoral Caatle Not Large.
As palaces go, Balmoral castle is fey
no means large. When It was srlgU
nally built It was intended to be srs
ly a privato palace for Queen Victoria)
and hor family to retire to for eeau
plote rest and recreation. There wars
to be no visitors, no lords-lB-waltlsg,
nnd, moreover, the queen's chlldres)
were children. Now, when her Ma
July's family had grown to a swam,
and It Is a common thing for her t
have nearly a dozen of thea staying
with hor at once, besides 'soaMetkaa
visitors. Balmoral court previses In
sufficient accommodations tor tks
court It is true that the latter Is cut
down to the smallest 'limits: There)
are still no 'lordu-lnl waiting. The nla
Istor In attendance? has ts 'leave k
stecretary behind. Still there is sot
room for all the guests', so, they ar
scattered up nnd dqwu In, various an
nexes. Blrkoll, to the southeast sf
tho castle, Is allotted toa fasally!
Abergeldle castle -and AfcsrgeMiS
mains, both to the north ot Balmoral,
aro given to others.. Thrfj,ft ara)s.
stowod away In Urn castle itself aa
when tho accommodation become
cramped, somo ot them have a way off
drifting off to stay with the du'lis )
duchess ofVlfo at Mar lodge, whisk)
is not far off. ' "r
Wal a SnMlwt. ,
The Grenadier guards' Is the M
regiment in which the Prince '8 Waits)
really served as a soldier. It was Isa
the first battalion of th Most distin
guished regiment that he ssrvsd a s
subaltern and learned hi drill. M
was stationed with then at tfcs OwT
ragh camp, Klldare, la ths year lsMu
Xtlsntnlnar Ravi U
There does not seen to he aav
of clearly accounting for t ea.
that lightning rods have sddsaly 3
como fashionable in Broeklya. Taste)
Is qulto a boom in suburbs httd
thcro and nearly all sew resMsasts)
are nemg crowped with metal
Men havo lost more b nrnwdlBsl
tbau they hays by waitbis; hW 4asW
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