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Red Cloud Chief.
The fool who rocks the boat 1b too
often tho ono saved after the up
Betting. Solomon's temple has been found,
hut tho plumbing In reported to bo
In bad condition.
Tho man who Invented postal cards
1b dead, Tho poRtmlBtress ought to
glvo him n monument.
What a nntlonnl ralamlty It would
be If tho earthquukeH In California
bnd ruined tho prune crops!
Thero In no danger that tho czar
of Russia will disarm. If he ever
does his own subjects will got him.
A Denver scientist has rediscovered
tho planet Eros. He should be tho
next man to havo u go at the north
Water Is not bo cheap after nil,
when William K. Vanderbllt finds him
self compelled to offer $50,000 for a
Apparently the trnln robber seen no
need for him to go west to grow up
with tho country. Illinois Is good
enough for him.
Alfonso is, Indeed, leading poor old
Spain a merry paco for progress. Ho
Is said to havo learned to swenr and
to drink highballs,
Now that Yoho and Strong aro
safely away from American shores a
Mrict quarantine ought to be estab
lished ngalnBt them.
Some of tho chauffeurs have appar
ently decided that It Involves an un
necessary waste of tlmo to go bnclc
nnd pick up tho dead.
Tho water In Great Salt Lako has
fallen six feet during the past eight
years. Thero must be a hole In tho
bottom of the old thing.
Lord Kitchener Is called the brav
est man In tho British army, but has
never been able to summon up cour
uge enough to get married.
Women havo been mobbing women
In tho streets of PnrlB of late. And
all over tho matter of schools and re
ligion. How tho hair must havo
A Buffalo man was held up nnd
robbed In his own back ynrd. Thla
ought to bo somo consolation for
thoBo who nro held up at tho summer
When a preacher takes a woman by
the hand, nnd says, "Wo missed you
last Sunday," alio feels thnt her faith
ful attendance nt church has not been
Tho cholera epidemic In Egypt Is
so virulent that peoplo die In flvo
minutes after being stricken. Theso
microbes must carry double-barreled
Tho warning that the Egyptian
sphinx Is crumbling to pieces gives
Amerlcnn multimillionaires a new op
portunity to contribute to n relic res
In n dispatch from New York
Gates's wealth Is said to bo only
$20,000,000. This Is ridiculous. Ho
wins moro thnn that much every week
at poker alone.
A great drawback to women making
nn unqualified success In business llfo
is their Inability to look on calmly
while those who owo them largo suras
nro doing tho Dives net.
Tho esteemed Cleveland Plain
Dealer says thero Is only ono rhyme
for "month," and gives It as "oneth."
How nbout millionth, billionth, trill
onth, and so on, neighbor?
Snrah Bernhardt admits that she Is
r.8 years of ago. But it must bo snld
for her that she has not yet arrived
nt thnt point In life where most wo
men begin to grow too stout.
Rose Coghlnn hns declared, In the
Montana district court of Lewis and
Clark county, her Intention to become
n citizen of tho United Stntes. Wo
need nil tho good-looking citizens ob
tainable. Whether tho Bnldwln-Zolgler expe
dition has been temporarily suspended
or permanently abandoned, the north
polo must do moro or less dodging
to keep out of Lieut. Peary's way in
his tlnnl dnsh this season.
Sinco Kipling wrote "Tho Vnmplre"
how many men, nfter n quarrel- In
which they wero, of course, to blnmo
havo mndo sarcastic reference,
either mental or oral, to "n rag and
n bono and n bank of hnlr?"
Tho gravo diggers In one of Chi
cago's cemeteries havo struck. Still,
tho situation isn't ns serious ns it
might be. SIuco the advent of tho
nutomobllo scorcher It frequently hap
pens that there Isn't anything left to
When Gens. Botha, Dowot and Do
Jnrey reach London, King Edward will
grant them nn audience. Hnd somo
such meetings been held before tho
South African war, Instend of after,
the, world might have been spared a
eorry spectacle. -
Charles Fair and Wife Killed in
MACHINE DASHES INTO A TREE
A Tire lliirnt hiiiI th Automobile
Snfrin From Tnlli nnd Hun Into
Hie Trt-e, Throwing Orrupnnt
High Into (lift Air
An Evercux, Krnnce. August 11, dls
potch snys: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fair,
Amerlcnns, who were related to Mrs.
W. K Vanderbllt, Jr.. (Miss Virginia
Fair) were returning to Pnrls from
Trouvlllc today when one of the tires
of their automobile bursted and the
machine swerved, crashing Into a tree
fifteen miles from here. Both were
Their rhnuffeur beenmc Insnne ns a
consequence of the shock.
Mr. and Mrs, Fair had been stay
ing at Trouvllle during racing week.
They had a very fast forty-five horse
power automobile which attracted con
siderable attention nnd with which
they were highly pleased. Mr. Fair
hnd been from Trouvlllo to Paris and
back again In one dny on the machine.
The wife of the gate-keeper of the
chateau was the only witness of the
disaster. She snys she noticed n big
red automobile coming along the road
at a tremendous pnee. Suddenly some
thing happened nnd the right to the
left sldo of the rond for about sixty
yards. It then dashed up an embank
ment, turned n complete somersnult
nnd crashed Into a big elm tree In
front of the gate of tho chateau. The
nutomoblle wns completely wrecked,
the front axle was broken and other
parts of the machine wero smashed,
Includlngt he steering gear. When
tho automobile turned over, the wife
of the gnte-kecper snys she saw Mr.
and Mrs. Fair thrown high In the nlr
and fall with a heavy thud to tho
ground. The chauffeur, who was sit
ting behind the Fairs, was precipitated
Into a ditch. He staggered to his feet
calling for help. The gate-keeper's wife
rushed to his assistance and nlded him
In extricating Mr. and Mrs. Fair, who
were burled beneath the wrecked ma
chine and In tho last throes of death.
Both sustained ghastly Injuries nnd
wero almost unrecognizable. Mr.
Fnlr's head had been crushed In, while
his wife's skull wns split. The chauf
feur was terribly affected at the ca
lamity nnd seemed bereft of his senses.
Ho threw himself Into a ditch on the
opposite side of the road and rolled
nbout crying, "My poor masters."
Mrs. William K. Vanderbllt, jr., who
was Mr. Fair's sister, returned from
Trouvllle Sunday nnd snlled for New
York yesterday on tho North German
Lloyd steamship Kron Prinz WUhclm.
A Snn Francisco. Cnl.. dispatch
states: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fair left
San Francisco In the latter part of
May last for a trip to Europe. Charles
Fair was the son of the. late Senator
Fair nnd wns one of the heirs to the
Immense cstnte of the late Senator
Fair. It Is peeullnr that the Bon of
the late John W. Mnckny, ono of Scn
ntor Fair's pnrtners. wns nlso killed
near Paris a few years ago by being
thrown from his automobile.
BANCS MADE CHIEF
Nortli Dukotn Mini Honored by Knight
Tracy R. Bangs, of Grnnil Forks. N.
D., for tho past two years supreme
vice chancellor of the Knights of
Pythias, wns exalted to the supreme
chancellorship by the unanimous vote
of tho supreme lodge In session at San
Francisco. Charles E. Shrlvely, of In
diana, was elected supremo vice-chancellor.
The surprise of the election came
when Supreme Representative Georgo
E. Church, of California, was elected
supreme prelate over the Incumbent.
C. F. Easley, of New Mexico, and Wll
llnm Simmons, of Delawnre.
The supremo lodge of the Knights
of Pythias will hold its next biennial
session In Louisville, Ky.. in 100 1. The
Kentucky delegates made a strong
light ngnlnst St. Louis, the only other
candidate for the convention honors,
nnd won by nbout two to one.
The dramatic order of the Knights
of Khornssnn Installed Imperlnl Prince
John II. Holmes, of St. 1-ouls. This
order, which wns In debt Inst year,
now hns fH.iiOO In the tronsury and n
membership of 10.822. The dramatic
knights decided to meet in St. Louis
in lf'OL Consequently they will not
Join with the supreme lodge two years
Clarence Rlchnrdson, of University
Place, swung once too often on a
pendent grnpo vine nt Lincoln Park
Wednesday evening. As a result he
suffers with two broken wrists.
Young Rlchnrdson Is twelve years
old, the son of n cnrentcr nnd was
staying at tho "Camp Happy Hooll
gnn," occupied by W. D. Evans nnd
family of University Place.
Eduord F. Stacy, tho scion of n
wealthy Cincinnati family, hns brought
suit against his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Nell King, for $.10,000. for tho nllena
tion of his wife's nffectlons. In retalia
tion for a suit of divorce brought by
bis wife. Emma Goodrich, the actress,
who claims thnt Stacy deceived her
by not telling of n former marriage.
l.lKlitrilni: llrruk up rirlmol
While a Baptist Sunday school con
vention was In session nt Norfolk,
Vn., Thursday morning lightning
struck the building, causing a stnm
pfde In which several women nnd
children were crusher, nnd badly In
jured. l)rrlik Kill Two
The boom of a derlck lifting heavy
Iron girders for the construction of tho
new buildings on Sixteenth and firoad
wny. New York City, broke Injuring
tour workmen, two perhaps fntellv
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR
Krjr Inillrntlon TliHt Thl nr' Hipo-
Itlon Will llr n Hummer
It now seems certnln thnt the stato
fair this year will be the best exhibit
of the resources of Nebraska that ban
ever been given. The agricultural
and horticultural exhibits, It Is hardly
necessary to state, will be exceptional
ly fine. Numerous Improvements have
been made In the buildings nnd
grounds. A number of exhibitors havo
erected permanent buildings for their
exhibits. The grounds nre thickly
covered with n heavy mat of blue grass
and shndo Is abundant. New bnrns nnd
stock pens have been built, nnd appli
cations for space already exceed tho
available supply In every department.
The following Is a brief summary of
the features of the week.
Monday, September 1, Is tabor dny,
and Is Lincoln day nt the fnlr. A
special speed program will be carried
out under the nusplces of the Lincoln
On Tuestlny. Hon. Jus. Wilson, sec
retary of agriculture, will deliver an
address on agriculture, nnd W. .1.
Bryan will speak on "The Resources of
the State." The races will Include a
2:4r. trot, 2:17 pace, nnd a three-fourths
of a tnllo running race.
Wednesday Is Fintcrnnl day. and a
competitive drill between teams of tho
different orders for a purse of $250
will be a feature. A sale of Shorthorn
stock under the nusplces of the Short
norn Breeders' association will begin
on this day and continue for two days.
In addition there will be trotting, pac
ing nnd running races. On Thursday
and Frldny the speed programs will be
a prominent feature. The facilities for
getting to tho grounds have been im
proved, nnd tho crowds will be hnndled
with llttlo difficulty. It Is expected
thnt the attcnclnneo will be the largest
of recent years.
A SERIOUS SITUATION
Vfii-7Ueliu Dump lliirrelonix Oniclitl In
Commnnder McLnne of the Cincin
nati cables from Barcelona, vln Haytl:
"Barcelona Is occupied by the revo
lutionists. They have imprisoned all
the civil and military officials and nre
In possession of the entire district.
Some pjllnglng wns done but every
thing now Is quiet. Twenty-nine busi
ness houses were sacked, mostly for
eign, and fifteen private dwellings."
The state department has received
the following from U. S. Minister
Howell nt Port An Prince:
"Impossible to cominunlcnte with
Gonnlves because the wires are cut."
A cablegram from the navy depart
ment from Commander McCren of Cnpe
"Tho blockade Is admitted Ineffect
ual by Admiral Kllllck and has been
Commander Rodgers of the Marietta
cables the navy department from Port
"There aro three Americans nt An
gostura. Venezuela. Life and property
nre safe. The city Is controlled by
tho revolutionary military chief. For
eign citizens are alarmed. A steamer
of the Orinoco company Is forcibly
detained at St. Felix for government
They Surround it Vulirry mill Violence
A Wllkcsbarre, Pa Aug. II, dispatch
says: Guarded by a force of fifty
men armed with Winchesters and be
hind a high barricade of barbed wire,
the Warlike washery at Duryea this
morning resumed operations after
making four unsuccessful attempts In
tho last four weeks. A crowd of flvo
hundred strikers now surrounds the
place. Sheriff Jacobs fears an attack
may be made anil has sent deputies
to reinforce tho guards.
The pent up feelings of tho mob
broke their bounds nt Scrnnton, Pn
Thursday afternoon and the men at
tacked the guards on duty at tho
Warlike wnshery. Tho guards leveled
their rifles and fired Into the mob
wounding four men. The full extent
of tho casualties Is not yet known.
Tho rioting Is still In progress nnd
Sheriff Schndle of this city has been
appealed to for aid.
A telephone messaga from Duryea
late Thursday afternoon stated that
ten persons in tho crowd and two
deputies wero wounded In the rioting
nt tho Wnrnko washery.
i:-iipliii; Conrlrt Shot
Harry Thompson, a prisoner nt Fort
Thomas for desertion, nttempted to es
capo and wns shot through the body
by a sentry says a Cincinnati dispatch.
He ran five miles up tho river, stopping
nt various houses and compelling tho
peoplo to dress his wound. He Is bad
l.unil Owner Hull-lilt-
Baron Sever! Brunfckl, once n Polish
miner, and owner of a half million
acres of land, committed sulcldo at
Cincinnati Thursday morning.
NEWS IN BRIEF
The will of the late John W. Mnckay
was filed nt Virginia City, Nov.. and
gives tho estato to his widow and son,
who nre made executors without bond.
Gus Glnet, a prominent Polnndcr of
Pana. III., set flro to some strnw under
a bnlky Montana pony. Tho pony was
burned so badly that the flesh of its
abdomen burst when It started. Tho
anlmnl soon died. Glnet was arrested
by the humane society, and feeling is
high ngalnBt him.
Considerable excitement has been
created nt Johannesburg by the dis
covery of a new gold reef which Is
snld to traverso a large extent of ter
ritory. Tho secretary of tho Interior has
granted to tho department of ngrlcul
turo tho prlvllego of establishing nur
series nnd planting on tho two forest
reserves recently established by Presi
dent Roosevelt In tho snnd hill region
of Nebraska. Surveys aro now being
mndo of both reserves, and nursery
sites will be chosen nnd put in readi
ness for planting by the end of tht
I lift f .
By JOHN R. MUSICK,
Author o! "MyiUrloq Mr. Hewird," "Th
Dirk Stranger," "Chirtte Alleudile'i
Copyright, 1817, by Kobiit Dokkh'i Box.
All rltbu ruarrsd.
CHAPTER III. (Continued.)
"We've got one on 'em wounded, nn'
let's mnke most out o' him wo kin
nfore wo let him go. Let's not go an'
net like a hull passel o' fools as don't
know what we're a-doln' nohow. Save
him nn' we'll git Crnek Lash's dust
back an' we'll hang nil four together;
you all know that's much better'n
hangln' ono nt n time."
The llfo of the enptlvo was spared
for the time being, ano the miners
proceeded at once to organize them
selves Into n vigilance committee, pre
paratory to Btopplng rilnic ut the very
beginning In their new settlement.
Lying on n low couch In ono of tho
shuntloB wns the heto or this stroy.
known on the Klondike as Crack Lash
Paul. His wounds were severe, and
he was In n feverish condition. One
of the miners who had some KnowN
edge of medicine and surgery had ex
tracted the ball and dressed tho
wounds. The name of the doctor will
perhaps never be known. In the Klon
dike he wns only called "Sawbones."
Tho patient's laco was Hushed nnd
his eyes closed. His quick hrenthlng
and nervous movements Indicated that
he suffered mentally us well us physic
ally. "Be quiet," whispered "Sawbones"
In the ear or his patient. 'Here, take
this." He raised the head of the
wounded youth and gave him a spoon
ful of nerve-quieting medicine. Ho
drank It off, and then lay buck on his
bed nnd slept. Tho doctor arose from
the low stool nt tho sldo of the couch
and went out.
He quickly turned his gaze toward
every projecting branch within innge
of his vision. A look of disappointment
came over his face as his eyes search
ed In vain for some object.
"What have you done with him?"
he asked of a miner who was going
'Nolhln'," was the answer.
"What, hain't you hung him yet?"
"Glum Rnlston said not."
"What's tho matter with Glum?
Hns he got bats In his beirry?" roared
the infuriated doctor.
"Hold on, Sawbones; don't get off
your tiolley until somethln's on tho
trnck. 1 tell ye Glutn's nil right." He
then proceeded to explain matters to
the Irate doctor, assuring him that ho
would yet have the satisfaction of see
ing the robber lifted high enough to
get a bird s-eye view of the new Jeru
salem, but explained that in order to
get the others they must keep tho
powers of speech In the one they hnd.
'"Well, with that explanation I cave
In," growled Sawbones. "But 1 don't
want nny feelln' o Bentlmentnllty
roaming around this camp. We don't
come of a forglvin' stock, we don't."
The patient slept tor several hours,
and when he awoke as evening began
to draw near he was much Improved.
But ho recovered slowly, and so did
the prisoner. Tho latter's wound, how
ever, was more severe than Paul's,
and for n time his case seemed doubt
ful. Tho doctor Impressed with tho
hope thnt some information would be
obtained from the wounded man, used
his skill to the utmost to bring about
a speedy recovery.
When Pnul wns ablo to walk about
ho Insisted on going to his shanty to
Investigate It, though he was so weak
ho had to sit down on a sluice box to
rest before he approached the door.
When ho had rested sufficiently ho
nrose nnd, unlocking the door, entered
tho shanty. He searched the room
carefully for some eluo that might
havo been dropped by one of tho at
tacking party nfter they entered tho
room, but for a long tlmo found
At Inst ho discovered In n narrow
crnek between the logs and chinking
what seemed to te n bit of paper
wadded up and thrust Into the hole.
Ho went to It, pulled It out, and It
proved to bo an envelope stained with
The envelope was stuck In tho crack
near the corner where the wounded
outlaw had fnllen and Pnul at once
surmised he put it there. Ho took
tho paper out of the envelope and
gazed at tho handwrjtlng In nmaze
ment. It ran ns follows:
"Snn Frnnclsco, Sept. 1, ISO.".
"Inclosed find transportation nnd
money sufficient to pay your way to
Juneau. Whatever you do. remember
that Paul Miller is not to return to
Fresno. Do him no harm If you can
accomplish your ends without vio
lence, but at all hazards keep him
two years longer In tho Klondike.
Ho read tho mysterious paper again.
Ho turned It over and looked on tho
back. Who was "L. T." nnd why
should he wish to keep him In Alaskn?
Theie seemed to bo something slight
ly familial about tho chirograph', but
ho was not certain. Having a clue to
tho mystery, he sat down to study the
The moro ho rend the noto the more
ho wns puzzled and the farther ho
seemed to get from tho solution.
"There has been a carefully laid
plot to ruin mo," ho said to himself, ns
ho sat upon tho stool trying to study
tho missive. "Who Is 'L. T.,' and
why should ho wlhh me to remain In
He left the shanty, enrefully lock
ing the door after him, nnd was mak
ing his way to the cabin nt which ho
had stayed since the attack, when he
met Glum Rnlston.
"Hello. Crnek Lash, gettln under
"I nm able to bo out, Glum," he
"Glad on It. boy glnd on It."
The evsallor wns about to pass on
when the young mnn suld:
"I want to talk somo with you,
Glum. There was a deep-laid plot to
rob and murder me. 1 have an enemy
or enemies I know not how many
who have designs on my happiness.
Rnlston wns not a man to bo moved
by emotion or jump at a conclusion.
Ho sat a long time listening to the
unquestionable evidence of the youth.
.When he hnd finished there was no
longer n doubt that hero was a con
spiracy to Injury Crnek Lash, and per
hups take his life. A new light wns
breaking in on him nnd he became
moiu Interested In tho youth than he
"M-well, Crack Lash, I think we'd
better tun 'em down. Wonder how
many we kin git to go with us."
"I want no one but you, Glum," snld
tho youth. "You and I uro enough, for
I enn Must yon, which Is more than I
care to do with all. I believe that If
I can capture those men they will not
only tell me where to find my lost
treasure, but also inform me who this
enemy 'L. T.' Is."
"Then by the trident t Neptune
we'll go nn' never stop until we find
After consulting the matter, they
decided to keep their departure a se
cret from their companions, nnd de
elded to start before they were nwakc
next morning. During the night n
snowstorm raged. Next morning long
before the miners wero astir our two
friends were nttlred In furs, with sev
eral dogs, provisions, blankets nnd
lilies, and set off on snow-shoes In
search of the three men who had
robbed and so nenrly killed Paul sev
eral weeks before.
Glum Rnlston hnd received reliable
Information that the men he wished to
find were In n valley up the Yukon,
nnd they acted on thnt Information.
They found the snow still tailing,
though It wns not very cold. For sev
eral miles they trudged nlong on the
snow-shoes in silence. At Inst Glum
"Why?" asked Paul.
"I am not tired."
"Ye don't think ye aro, mrtto, but
you'll have all the wind out o yer sails
afore ye know It. Set down."
There wns n log lying nenr, and both
sat upon It.
"I am sufficiently rested, so let's co
on," said the youth, nfter a short rest,
starting to his feet.
"Don't be too certain ye know ye
kin stand it, lad. 1 tell ye It's a longer
voyage 'n you think, an' there's rough
salltrf between this nn' the Chllkoot."
They leached Dawson City next day
at noon. As Paul was still weak, he
secured a room in the hotel and went
to bed to test. Being overcome by
weariness and the Journey, ho wns
soon buried in profound slumber.
He waB awakened by some one shak
ing him by the shoulder and whisper
ing: "Tumble up. Crnek Lash."
"What Is It. Glum?" he asked, start
ing up nnd rubbing his eyes.
"The rascals thnt robbed ye. I saw
th' face o' ono o' them rollers we'd
seen a-hangln' around our diggln's be
fore you were robbed, nn' I'd bet my
wolf-skin enp th' others ain't fur off."
Paul Miller hastily donned his
clothes. The pale youth diew on his
fur boots nnd buckled his revolvers
about his waist. Ho realized how
dangerous an encounter would be nnd
he knew ho might bo n corpse in
twenty minutes. He breathed a silent
prayer for Lnura, mother, and lastly
himself, nnd whispered:
They went down to the room below,
where they found a wild crowd carous
ing, but no sign of tho man who was
suspected of being nn necompllco In
"Walt at the door, Crack Lash,"
Tho e.vsnllor left him and hurried
away. Ho was gone but n few min
utes when he hurried to his side, say
ing: "They're gone,"
"Up the ukon; we'll find 'cm In tho
"Let's go at once," said Paul. They
sot out for the upper valley. An
Ksqulmenux wns engaged to take
them seyerni miles on his dog sleds,
nnd from thero they trnveled on foot,
sleeping on tho snow sccuioly wrap
ped in their blankets.
On tho morning of the third day
they camo upon the trail of these men
nnd followed it until nightfall. Next
morning they wero early on their trail
ngnln, and after four hours' hard
travel Glum Rnlston said:
"There they are, Crack Lash!"
Ho pointed down n narrow valley
which diverged from tho main valley,
and three spects could bo seen upon u
Glum Ralston wns nn experienced
scout, and began nt once to put in
play his woodcraft. They crept for
wnrd to somo trees and ndvaneed rap
idly, keoplng thcmsolves screened
from tho observntlon of tho men they
wero trying to overhaul.
Night fell again without coming up
with them, but a glimmer far up the
mountain-side told them they hnd
camped there. Tho pursuers slept
and rested a few hours anil then again
started on the trail,
At Inst they camo In sight of the
threo men not over two hundred
paces away. Rnlslng their rifles, they
shouted to them to halL Tho fugltiven
cast quick glances behind, andlhen,
with defiant yells, fled.
Two darted around one sldo of a
huge, projecting cliff that formed the
extreme spur of the mountain, and ono
went tho other way. Two riflo shots
rang out on the mountain, and two
bullets whizzed through tho air.
"Ye winged yer mnn, Crack Lash,"
cried Glum. "Follow him and I'll glvo
chase to the others." I
Paul needed no smd command,1
but darted nfter the 'Mm at whom he
had fired. The fugitive threw away
his gun nnd fled for life, and for an
hour Paul was in doubt whether ho
was gaining or him or not. At tho end
of thnt time, to his great chagrin, ho
saw him dash Into a thick forest of
pines and firs.
When next he saw him ho was
creeping nlong a ledgo five hundred
feet above him. With no other thought
than the capture of the fugitive and
recovery of his treasure, Paul throw
oft his snowshoes nnd clambered up
the steep precipice with groat labor
and no little dnnger. Up ho went,
heedless of everything but tho solu
tion of the mystery which threatened
his life nnd happiness of himself 4jid
Laura. Ho reached the fork nnd be
gan to climb the grent dend limb of a
tree which touched tho coveted ledgo.
At thnt moment ho heard a crackling
at the root of tho tree and beenmo
conscious of a descending motion In
the limbs to which he clung.
He knew he was falling, and that
with the vast mass ho must descend
Into tho vnlley beneath. Ho left him
self rushing downward through tho
air: he closed his eyes; there came a
horrid crash on his enrs, and he knejtf
no more. r
When Paul regained consciousness
he was lying on a pile of Bklns and
furs In a cavern.
A man clothed wholly In bear and
seal skins stood over him, gazing nt
him with n pair of strange gray eyes.
His hair was long, falling to his shoul
ders, and his heard, which wns almost
white, came to his waist. Ho had a
half-savago and hnlf-clvlllzed appear
ance. Paul gnzed Into tho strange, wild
face nnd nsked: x
"Who nre you?"
The stranger, without taking his
eyes off him, nsked:
"Who are you?"
"I nm n miner rrom tho Klondike
who was robbed. 1 was In pursuit of
the robbers when the accldont befell
me. You found me?"
Paul nt first supposed that some of
his limbs were broken or dlslocnted,
and dared not move, but after a few
moments he discovered that he had
suffered no greater Injury than a se
vere shock. He had fallen Into a deep A
snowdrift, which had broken tho fall
and no doubt saved his life.
"Won't ou tell me who you arc?"
asked Paul after a few minutes' gazing
Into the face of tho mysterious
stranger. The man turned nway for a
moment as If he wished to avoid tho
answer and then slowly "turning back
"I am n hermit; will that suffice?"
"Do you live here?" Paul asked.
"How hmg havo you lived in this
Then enme a longer silence thnn .
UBiial, when the hermit of the envc '
"Whnt difference enn that make to
you? I found you In a perishing con
dition nnd brought you hero and
saved your life. Is that not enough
without telling all tho secrets of my
life?" Ho turned slowly nbout and
went to a small fire that smoldered on
the stones some dlstnnco away, and
began to tonst somo slices of moose
stenk. Paul closed his eyes and tried
to reason thnt he could bo In uo Imme
diate dnnger. If the mnn had Intend- f
cd to kill him, he would no doubt havo
done so while he was unconscious. Ho
nlso reasoned he might havo some
design in snvlng his llfo.
(To bo continued.)
HE LOVED HIS HORSES.
Owner Wept When Compelled to Part
An Incident which Illustrates the
strong nttnehment thnt forms between
n mnn nnd n good team occurred at n
public sale four miles south of town
Wednesday. It wns noticed that tho A
owner immcillntoly withdrew from tho
crowd upon the bringing forth of a
fine span or blncks. but returned Inter
when called upon to dcscrlho tho
team. Among other things, their nge
etc.. he stated thnt ho bnd raised
them from colthood; that they wero
true, kind and faithful. Hero ho could
say no more, and crossing his nrms
on tho one nearest him. ho sobbed like
a child. Tho Intelligent animal, evi
dently realizing thnt something was
wrong, turned his bend and gently
pubhed his nose ngnlnst his old mns-
ter's face. Such scenes nro not wit
nessed every day In this hard old
world, and a glance nt tho crowd of
farmers dlsclos-ed scores of moist eyes
nnd the autloneer's voice grow husky
as he proceeded with tho sale of tho
old friends. . nmn IR.0(, ,)0 n8,mm d
ot such weakness, ir such It mny bo
termed. It is one or tho finest quail
ties attributable to nmnklnd.-Jeffor-son
Sowing Wild Oats. J
"Senco them city boarders got to
comii.' here our Johnny has been goln
to tho bad." said Mrs. Ilayseedo to
"You don't sny!" lA (
"Yes, Indeed! He's 3 lo gtnyln,
out late at night. Why. last fi'dfty
nlg.it ho went off ,iwn town J
never came home until half after 9
rTtnl!.1 ." "."i1"1 t0 n8l U, Preacher'
to talk to him on the error o' his
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