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Red Cloud Chief.
Immersion Is tho Gorman wite:
euro for plrato craft.
Your education cannot bo stolon
but tho fruits of It often arc.
Of nil tho sad words of tongue or
pen tho saddest aro these: No coal In
Jamcn J. Hill Is suspiciously quiet.
Ho must bo working up another sur
prlso for tho boys.
Tho South American Daughter of
tho Revolution has to wear a number
to Indlcnto which one.
Tho American navy can hro nt
four miles' dlstnnco now, says Copt.
Slgsbce and what's more, hlL
Each generation Is wlsor than the
next. Tho Shah of Persia has only C5
wives, whllo his father had 1,720.
Tho Sultan of Morocco hns presented
nn ultimatum to tho revolutionists. It
la bound, of course, In half morocco.
Fltzslmmbns' succcsslvo farewells to
tho prlzo ring .call to mind tho suc
ccsslvo farewell tourB of Adcllna
A banker In Muscatine, In., lias mar
ried a telephono girl "who always nn
swered his calls promptly." Selfish
Golf hns found Its way Into China.
Tho children over thcro havo not as
yet succeeded in putting Bogey to
What a pity it Is that a man finds
It so hard to seo tho rights of othera
bb soon oa ho puts on a pair of auto
Count and Countess do Castollano
aro on their way to this country. Tho
amount wanted has not been given
out for publication.
Col. Wnttorson'H statement that ho
doesn't know mint from catnip, and
alwayB tnkca it straight, should put an
end to that julep Joke.
King Alfonso sayB ho will marry
tho woman of his choice. If tho audi
onco will kindly bo seated wo will
now heaV from tho lady.
jion of his father would
,rd of wero ho not fined
an automobile This Is
pest kind of fame.
r Bays a
meeting of tho corporation of
broke up In confusion to-day,"
cable from Ireland. What doe
tho meeting usually break up in
Instead of giving up nutomoblllng,
Mr. W. K. Vnnderbllt, Jr., threatens
to glvo up Newport, becnuso of its
restrictions on nutomoblllsts. How
J. Plcrpont Morgan gave a newsboy
91 for being honest. Does Mr. Mor
gan rcalizo that ho may need that
dollar before spring to buy coal for
It Is alleged that tho editor of tho
London Saturday Kovlew stood under
on American flag by mlstako tho
other day and was olovon minutes
Tho Boxers continue to kRl Christ
ians in China. But perhaps tho Doz
ers havo not all heard that thero wero
several foreign armlcB In China a
few months ago.
Tho news that eighteen bears havo
been shot on tho streets ,of Duluth
gives hunters a chanco to tell how
they mado tho big gamo tako to tho
city for protection.
No thought of tho possibility that
Marconi would send a wireless mes
sage over tho Alps ever entered the
mind of Hannibal when ho was tolling
over them, splitting rocks with vine
gar. A Chicago man has been bndly hurt
by getting on n limb and sawing It off
between himself and tho tree. Ho
probably wanted to f.nd out whether
there was really anything In the Joko
A Michigan man has gone Insnno
trying to find out what becomes of the
old match sticks. It Is denied, how
ever, that ho Ib tho one who first be
gan to worry over what becamo of
After a Winchester man shot nlno
skunks on his piazza tho other day
no, board of trado on earth could havo
prevented tho Inhabitants from driv
ing tho atmosphere out of town.
Lynn (Mass.) Bvonlng Item.
Another man of sclenco exploits tho
theory that Mars Is inhabited by bo
ings suporlor in Intelligence to the
peoplo of the earth. Wo wonder how
they go to work to sottlo a coal strike.
ij Tho louy wno was snot uccauso ner
hat was taken for a bird will prob
ably join an anti-bird millinery soci
ety whon she gets out of tho hospital.
They say King Edward has tho look
and bearing of an old man. This,
however, 1b not remarkable Edward
cut his eye teeth quite a whllo ago.
Gang of Vandals Arrested at
BODIES BY WHOLESALE
On llnndrrd llcllctcd to llnvn Horn
Taken for Mi-dlml Collect! Within
l'erlod of Tlirt Month
Other Xhuk of Intercut
An Imlianit)MllH, Ind., Sept. '-!!, says:
The wholesale robbery of Knives in
tho cemeteries about IudlaunK)liH was
brought to n clone curly today by tho
urrest of n gang of seven negro'.
Warrants were also issued today for a
prominent physician, the demonstrator
of anatomy of n local medical college,
in which two stolen bodies wero found
about ten days ago, an interne in tho
collego, and tho white janitor of tho
Uufus Cantrell, one of tho negroes,
mndo a complete confession, and im
plicated others. He said tho physician
accompanied the negroes on several of
tho gravo robbing expeditious.
Tho police say tho operations of tho
gang wero on u larger scale than any
gang ever in the state. Upwards of 100
graves, it is said, luivo been roblieiby
tho ghouls during tho last three months.
Tho detectives say the negroes wero
nnnml with shotguns and cquipimd with
horses and wagons with which to do tho
Tho bodies were sold to different col
leges, which opened their winter terms
within the last week.
Tho revolutions made, tho detectives
Bay, are not only astounding but hor
rifying. WILL WED ONLY UNION MEN
Glrli at Nt. 1'uul Dcclurc, Matrimonial
Tho young women of tho clerks' un
ion of St. Paul, Minn., have completed
arrangements for the organization of n
girls' lengno, in which every member
will pledge herself to marry none but n
union man and to rofusu absolutely to
receivo attentions from any but "men
Tho promoters of the new organiza
tion aro firm believers in unionism and
will do all they can to further the cause
Tho members will bo single girls who
nro willing to marry if they And tho
right man and if he is a member of u
EMILE ZOLA DEAD
The Noted French NovelUt Hurcumlm to
A Paris, Sept. 29. dispatch says:
Emtio Zola, the novelist, died at 9
o'clock this morning of asphyxiation,
tho result of an accident. Madame Zola
is seriously ill.
Emllo Zola waa born In Paris, April
2. 1840. His first novel to attract atten
tion appeared In 1863, whllo he was em
ployed in a publishing house. It was
"ComtcsBO Anlnon." Zola was the most
prolific writer France ever had.
Tho author's death Is surrounded by
tho greatest mystery, giving rise to
rumors that he had committed suicide.
Dr. 13 Normand, summoned by ser
vants, arrived too late. He says death
was caused by asphyxiation by oxldo
of carbon, which was emlteed from a
stovo found burning In the room when
tho physician arrived.
Whether death was due to an nccl
dent or otherwlso cannot hn nrnvixi nn.
til the conclusion of the report of pollco
commissioner. Zola and tho madame
had returned to their PnrlB rcsldonco
Sunday, aftor a summon spent at
Medan. Both wero well.
At 9 o'clock this morning the ser
vants, hearing groans in the bedroom,
entered and found tho author un
dressed nnd senseless on tho flnnr hn
madame in bed gasping and their little
dog dying in the corner of tho room.
A Bm&ll Btovo in' tho room was red hot.
Physicians, hurrlodlv summoned, found
Zola dead. Tho madame was kopt allvo
ny artificial respiration.
Thero Is a striking resemblance of
tho deaths ot tho society leaders, M.
and Madame Sadlons, residing In the
samo neighborhood, and that ot Zola.
SPANISH QUEEN MARRIED
Klnen'H Mother Wed In Secret and the
Monarch Very Angry
A Madrid, Sept. 29, special states: A
Bensatlonal scandal In tho royal family
is stirring court circles. King Alfonso
has discovered that his mothor, during
her recent Journey to Austria, was sec
retly and morganatlcally married to
her master of horse, Count Kacosura.
Tho queen mother years ngo plighted
her troth with tho count and Intended
to marry him until, for state reasons,
sho was compelled to marry Alfonso's
When tho boy king learned of his
mother's marrlago ho became wildly
enraged, violently abused her and or
dered her retirement to tho provinces
Good humor and generosity carry
the day with tho popular heart all
tho world ovor. Alexander Smith.
Do not allow idleness to deceive
you, for whilo you give him to-day,
be steals to-morrow from you, Cro
qutll. Ho only confers favors generously
who appears, when thoy are onco con
ferred, to remember them no more
Johnson. When moral courage feols that it is
in tho right, thero is no porsonal
daring of ' which it Is Incapable.
Irealunt Improving find Wound ILoal
The president's physician authorize
tho following statement Monday morn
ing: "Tho condition of the wound Is satis
factory. His temperature this morn
ing Is normal. The putlcnt slept well
and nt present Is occupying n roller
chair. He Is cheerful and from the bo
glulng has shown neither Impatience
nor restlessness, but has carried out
the directions of the physicians with
scrupulous care. Since the use of the
aspirating needle to evneuato tho sac
the 22d, which left no wound, there
has been no operation until yesterday
After breakfast this morning the
president was placed In a rolling chair
mu taken Into tho. front rooms of tho
temporary White House, where ho re
ceived several callers, Including Post
master General Payne nnd Governor
Crane of Massachusetts.
The physicians met at 10 and exam
ined and dressed the wound. Thoy
found It was draining nlccry with no
Wlfn on Trliil for .Murder
Mrs. James Gallagher was placed on
trial ot Iowa City, la., charged with
having shot her husband to death last
April as he lay asleep at her side.
Harry Holada, a hired man, Is charged
as an accomplice. In a statement af
ter his arrest, Holada claimed the wo
man, with whom he hnd been Intimate
for months, sougth to have him kill
her husband, but he refused. She tlicn
committed the crime and sought his
help to conceal It. Scnatlonnl develop
ments nrc anticipated.
Another cyclone, believed to havo
been more terrible than Friday's has
destroyed the towns of Delpasso and
Torre Santa Maria In Catalnla pro
ince, Sicily, says a Home dispatch.
Many houses were destroyed. Tho
cuthedrai at Delpasso was blown down,
crushing many In the ruins. Ships
have been blown ashore along tho
const aii'l it Is feared the death roll
will be appalling. The peoplo havo
tied In terror to the mountnins.
watery a utter.
Recently In Chicago a car of butter
from n Kansas creamery company
was examined by government experts
and found to contain 24 per cent of
water. It consisted of ladlo goodB,
and this explains how tho water got
'into It. It waB probably worked in
lntentlonnlly In the process of work
ing over the butter. This Is a trick
thnt Is worked with variations. Some
times chemicals are used to help In
corporate tho water with tho butter,
and nt other times heat alono Is de
pended upon. This butter was evi
dently reworked at a high tempera
ture. At tho present tlmo tho ruling
of tho government is that butter must
not contain over 16 per cent of water.
In tho past, as there has been no law
on this point, no investigation has
been mado, and it has been assumed
that tho trick was not being worked as
extensively In this country as in Eu
rope. It may turn out, however, that
wo have been constantly victimized in
this respect, and that tho imposition
has been going on all tho tlmo. The
government Inspection will now bring
it to light nnd will at least prove a
check upon it.
Summer and Fall Feeding.
Wise dairymen now feed their cowa
in both summer and fall if tho pas
tures are such as not to givo a full
feed without too much labor on tho
part of to cows. Allowing cowb to
fall off In their milk 1b not a profita
ble operation. It may save a little
feed, but It loses far more in tho value
of lost milk. When cows aro allowed
to drop in their milk yields for oven
a few weeks thoy can not be brought
back to their previous yields until
thoy again como in fresh. Tho men
.that have planted corn, oete, peas
and tho like for summer feod will
have no trouble this summer and fall
in keeping up the milk flow. Those
that have sllago will find no difficulty
at all. Tho men that havo no green
stuff to feod can only lamont their
misfortune as it Is very doubtful if,
at the present prices, it will pay to
food considerable quantities to the'
.cows on puBture.
Harrowing Wet Ground.
Ground should not bo harrowed
when It is too wet. Only the skillful)
farmer can tell when it is too wet
One farmer follows the practice of,
taking a handful ot soil and work-'
ing it into a ball. If tho ball holds,
togother he considers the soil too wet'
to be worked. The harrowing should',
be dono when thero is sufficient mois
ture In it to keep It from being very,
hard on the surfaco but should also
bo dry enough so that when harrowed!
the particles ot soil will fall away
from each othor. TQo time during
which ground Is Just right for bar
rowlne Is of short duration. Thin In
'especially true of clnyoy land. Or
Banay sou mero is little trouble in
harrowing at any time, especmlly if
tho soil bo very sandy
There Is not a passion ao strongly
rooted in tho human heart aa envy.
Ho who commits Injustlco is ever
mado more wretched than he whe
suffers It. Plato.
One had better bo a first-class ox
-driver than a third rate professional
Wo aro all creatures ot circum
stances, and merit often falls where
good luck wins.
Llttlo mugs of lagor, little drops ot
dram aro tho causo of nearly all the
trouble In tho land.
Many a young lady would appear
moro beautiful It she would mako her
self beautifully less.
Tho patient work horse can't go all
tho gaits, but he Is worth moro to the
farmer than his roadster.
lie ini ill H.
By JOHN R. MUSICK,
Author 'of "Mytterloua Mr. Howard," "Tbt
Dark Stranger," "Charlie Allendale's
OoifrUM, IM7, by Kobiit noMKia'i Boat.
CHAPTER X. (Continued.)
"Course yo might hang him up by
the neck until he was dead an' he
wouldn't tell. What would a man
enro for beln' killed himself? It'B
when you begin an nttack on his flesh
an' blood ho trembles."
"Well, d'ye reckon that's certain?"
asked Padgett, rubbing his bullet head
to get the Idea through.
"Why didn't we light on that aforo?"
"Because tho youngster goes under
a nickname. He's Crack-lash hero an'
Pnul Miller In Fresno. That's the
whole long nnd short o' It."
"Well, sail In on tho capen nn' seo
what yo kin do with him," growled
Ned Beating himself on a stono and
twirling his stick In his hnnd. "I
lenvo It all t' you; take It an' sec how
ye'll como out."
Then followed another long con
sultation among tho other three.
It was not until lato that night thoy
proceeded to carry out their plan. Tho
old hermit whom they called tho cap
tain was takes apart from his fol
low prisoner and seated on a stone.
Pen Allen then proceeded to interro
"You nro Captain Joseph Miller of
tho schooner 'Eleanor nln't ye?" ho
"Those two rogues told you that.
They know It, and It's no uso to deny
"You left a wife at home a wlfo
"Your wlfo was named Mollio and
your boy baby's namo Paul?"
"I don't admit or deny."
"After you sailed away bo many
years your wlfo gavo you up for dead,
and with her child removed to Fresno,
where she lives now. Sho never told
her son tho sad, uncertain fato of his
father, fearing when ho grew up ho
would start in search of him, and
she always had a superstitious dread
o' tho forests o' Alaska."
Tho sea captain sat unmoved
throughout tho narrative. Ben went
"But when Paul Miller grew to be
a man ho heard of tho fabulous riches
In Alaska and camo to find It. He had
amassed quite a fortuno, when ho
was robbed, followed tho robbers to
the woods and was captured by them.
Now, the young man yonder is Paul
Miller, your son."
Tho stern old captain was unmoved
savo a Blight twitching at tho cor
ners of his mouth, but he made no
answer. Ben continued:
"Though ycu may havo lost the
walrus hldo on which the map to tho
burled treasure Is, yet you know the
spot, and can take us there. You
shall do It or I swear that your son
shall dlo before your face."
Again Ben Allen was disappointed.
Tho old man was wholly unmoved, as
If ho had been talking to stone. Tho
captors waited about him with half
suppressed breathing, hoping that
something would occur to break his
imperturbability, but they were dis
appointed. Tho threat of Morris had only been
to Intimidate the prisoner. Ho waa
willing to make any Bort of threats,
but not being tho hardened criminal
Ned Padgett was he called a halt at
tho lino of murder.
"Boys," continued Morris, "I haven't
given up all hope yet. Wo may bo
ablo to do somethln' with him. Let's
keep up tho scare."
"Wo can even get a rope and go
through pretense o' hangln' tho
"That's It; go through anything to
make the old rascal tell us where it
With this resolution mora- firmly
fixed In their minds they onco more
returned to where the old captain Bat
as unmoved as when they left him.
"Well, Captain Miller, havo you de
cided to tell ub where you cached the
treasure?" aBked Ben Allen.
"No," was tho Immediate answor.
"Do you want to seo your eon hang
before your eyes?"
"I havo no son."
"Don't you know that young man
Is your son?"
Tho prisoner fixed his great blue
orbs on the speaker and In a firm, un
moved tone nnswered:
"Ho Is not my son. I may havo a
son living. I onco did, but ho Is not
my son. I llko tho young man, for ho
Is noblo, bravo and honest, but ho Is
no relation to me."
Thoy wero wholly unpropared for
this answer. Tho sincerity with which
It was given took everyone aback and
for sovoral moments thoy stood
aghast and silent. Tho ox-sea captain,
aftor a brief silence, continued:
"Even if I had tho walrus hldo I
would not glvo It to you. Even It I
could now go And unearth that burled
trcasuro I would not do It."
"For two rensons. First, I will not
comproinlso with crime. Socond, oven
It I did docldo to do so and turn over
tho treasure to you lc would bo the
signal for our own destruction. You
would novcr dare let us go aftor what
you have done."
Bob Allen and Morris and tho sail
ors wero abashed. They fell back
beforo tho piercing glance of tho offi
cer against whom thoy had mutlncd.
Tho baffled rascals swore llko troop
ers, and Ned Padgett mado an appeal
for his knotted stick, but was over
ruled, and after somo more delibera
tion It was decided to try tho effect
of the ropo on tho young prisoner.
"I tell you he 1b the son of tho okl
man; watch him closely when we go
to hang him up and see If his eye
docs not grow moist."
Thoy had a rope mado of seal hide,
and, cutting a polo with their hand
axes, stretched it across tho narrow
end of the cavern and placed a rope
about Paul's neck.
"Now old man, confess thnt you
havo lied, and swear that you will
tako us to tho gold, or this oung
fellow will die." Paul, who had not
heard the conversation between tho
hermit and his enptors, was unable
to explain their conduct to his own
satisfaction. He believed his last
hour had como and determined to
meet bin fate like a hero. When told
to prepare for death, ho rose, made
no resistance, and his arms were
tied behind his bnck. Tho nooso wnB
ndjusted about his neck, and ho took
his position under the cross-bar, and,
closing his eyes, murmured a short
All eyes wore on the other captive,
bin he sat with face averted and said
not n word. Thcro wns no chnngo In
his expression no moro Indication of
grief than might have been expected
at tho death of a stranger. When tho
miserable farce was over Paul had
been released, and tho four rascals
retired again to confer with each
each other. Tom Ambrose said:
"Well, It's my opinion that we've
lost our last chanco of ever getting
his burled millions."
At this Padgett again proposed his
knotted stick and sworo ho would
brain both with It, but ho was pre
vented by Morris and Allen, who de
clared thero should be no real vio
lence. The two prisoners were given
a meagro supper of dried beef and a
little meal gruel, and driven to the
far end of tho cavern for the night.
When they wero apart from tho
guard Paul asked:
"What was meant by their extraor
dinary course to-day?"
"They labor under the mistaken
Idea that we are related and both
have some knowledge of tho burled
treasure. As they aro mistaken they
will succeed In getting nothing from
'I have boon mystified at their
strange conduct all along," said Paul,
"and I would not be surprised at any
time at their taking our lives."
His companion shook his grizzled
head and answered:
"No, no; they won't harm us bo
long as wo havo the secret In our own
breasts. If wo should tell them and
they should find tho treasure, then we
would be killed In short order."
Paul shuddered, was silent for a
whilo and asked:
"Then you don't believe we have
any hope of mercy at their hands?"
The sea taptaln answered:
"Captain, let's mako our escape."
"Sh! Speak lower; you may bo
"I will, but I am In earnest."
'So am I, but we must be cunning
as tho fox to escape from those ras
cals." "I am willing to truBt you Implic
itly." "Then say nothing."
Though night and day wero the
samo In that dungeon, tho captors had
their sleeping and waking hours. Paul
and his companion threw themselves
on their miserable pallet of straw, but
not to sleep. They lay so they could
watch their captors.
At last, ono nfter another, thoy be
gan to grow drowsy. Ono rose and
went toward tho pllo of straw, and
stretching himself upon It, was Boon
snoring. A short quarrel followed on
tho subject of guarding tho prisoners.
Padgett was tho man selected and
he sworo he had dono more than his
share at that business and he wouldn't
do any more of It, but Morris, who
seemed the person In command, de
clared ho must take his turn of two
hours, and left him on duty whllo
the others went to bed.
Tho whole matter could not havo
been bettor planned for Paul, for Pad
gett was careless nnd ynwned sleep
ily before his companions had closed
their eyes. For a long tlmo ho mado
a fight agalns tho wiles of MorpheiiB,
but at last his head dropped forward
on his chest.
Paul raised his own head and
BhoulderB from hlo pallet of straw
and surveyed tho entire cavern at a
sweeping glance. Thero was a flro
burning In the center which threw out
a dull, ruddy glov,, dimly lighting the
scene. Where tho flro had been built
tho cavern was wide, and from tho
lofty celling ages ago great fragments
of stono had been torn looso nnd lay
in a heap on the floor, a little to ono
sldo of tho fire, loAtlng a dark path
In tho shadow. Paul could also see
that their captors had placed their
rifles In a corner farthest from them.
The threo men Bleeping on tho straw
were between tho prisoners nnd tho
rifles, which wero on tho right of the
Bleoplng sentry. All tho advantages
and disadvantages of the position
wero taken Into consideration at a
glance. Paul's companion aroso and
gave their surroundings a quick sur
vey, and then they exchanged glances.
Tho look waB sufficient. They under
stood each other as well as It they
had spoken volumes. Paul was to look
after tho guard and tho captain to
seize tho rlflos. Tho young man
nodded assent to tho request ex
pressed by the captain's eyes, and be
gan to act. Thoy rolled up the blank
ets and left them on the straw, with
their caps Btuck over them, giving
them, In tho uncertain light, tho np
penrance of two sleeping men. Paul
went first on hands and knees, creep
ing around tho llttlo mound ot stone
and earth and over the looso stones
with all tho caution possible. He
was closely followed by tho hermit,
who seemed to possess the wonderful
faculty of moving without noise.
The sentry stirred in his sleep
when Paul waB within ten or fifteen
paces of him. Tho determined youth
eelzed a stono and leaped toward him.
Ned Padgett suddenly started up with
n yell and had half raised his rifle,
when tho stone, hurled with great pre
cision and force, struck him on tho
shoulder. Down ho "went under tho
blow, dropping tho rifle at Paul's feet.
To seize tho gun ami turn bay
on tho others was tho work of m In
stant. They wero starting up from
their sleep and Ben Allen shouted:
"The prisoners! They aro making
The Dog Courier.
Pnul Miller drew his rifle to his
shoulder and let drlvo two or threo
shots In quick succession, sending
their late captors flying heltor skelter
to tho rear of tho cavern. Whether
nny of them wero wounded by his
bullets or not ho did not stop to
lenrn. Ho then seized tho rifles,
blankets and caps and the two mon
hnstened away from tho cavern, tak
ing tho precaution to secure not only
tho rifles, but threo pistols and all tho
belts of cartridges they could find.
Both of them had filled their capa
cious pockets with dried mooso meat
until they stuck out like stuffed tur
keys. They broke two of tho rifles because
they could not carry them and
strapped tho others on their backs.
Long they traveled In a western dl- V
rcctlon, guided by tho stars. They
had given up nil hopo of finding their
Metlakahlan friends, who no doubt
supposing them lost, had returned to
their homo on tho Island. After wan
dering three or four hours Into tho
forest and being completely ex
hausted, tho two fugitives rolled
themselves In their blankets and
slept. They dared not build a flro,
for It might attract tho attention of
When day dawned they mado a
breakfast on somo of tho dried moose
they had brought with them and pre
pared to resume their Journey. They
discovered that they wero gradually
ascending a mountain side. On all
sides of them were forests of scraggy
spruce, tho trees seldom being over
five or six inches In diameter, and
ferne and other forms of plant life
were occasionally noted.
At last they camo to a great cleft
between gigantic snow-robod moun
tains. Tho first night after they began
their ascent they camped on tho
mountain side near a spring and i
spread their blankets under tho lee of
a large bowlder.
Hope had been revived In tho breast
of Paul Miller, but his companion, who
hnd been deceived and cheated so
often by outrageous fortune, evinced
little or nono of his spirits.
"We nre a long way from civiliza
tion yet," he said to one of Paul's
remarks about their being safe. "So
often, my friend, havo I had my hopes
raised only to bo blighted that I al
low myself to believe nothing good
can como to me. A terrible fato
seems to have taken possession of my
being I seem doomed." Tho old gray
head was bent on his handB, and he
was silent, while darkness camo over
Tho next day's travel over this un
known region was but a repetition of
tho experiences of the day before.
Higher they climbed, up, up and up,
approaching on the mountain side the
line of eternal snow. A few hundred
yards moro of climbing brought them
to tho summit of tho divide, whero
there was a pile of stones which
seemed to have been placed there by
human hands. No llfo of any kind
was visible, unless that white speck
on the distant ledgo be a dog or a
(To bo continued.)
BIBLICAL TALE OF POWER.
"Jezebel," by Miss Lafayette Mc
Laws, Has Won Favor.
Miss Lafayette McLaw's "When
the Land Was Young" Instantly
sprang Into popular favor, and for
a first book was a pronounced sue- A
cess. Tho promise In her first book
has been more than realized in "Jez
ebel," a work of singular power and
Insight. It is a Biblical talo ot tho
days when Omrl and Ahab were
kings of Israel and Elijah was a
prophet of Jehovah. Ahab, tho Is
raelite, takes to wlfo Jozobel, tho
worshiper of Baal. Whon Ahab
comes to the throne nnd Jezebel seta
up the worship of Baal, tho prophets
and believers of Israel nro Inconsed
against tho queen, and Jezebel be
gins a flerco persecution of her cne
mles. This contest. Is tho chlof mo
tlvo of tho story.
Miss McLaws has endeavored to
throw new light upon tho character
of Jezebel, and, whllo sho doeB not
depart from tho Biblical account, sho
Buroly presents this strong-willed,
beautiful queen In a somewhat novel
and striking manner. We get
gllmpseB of Jezebel tho woman aa
well as Jezebel tho queen, and it la
as a woman with warm passions and
Jealoua instincts that Jezebel la
most and best portrayod.
The book 1b replete with dramatic
situations, the action is rapid and
stirring, and tho denoument is orig
inal and Btartllng. Altogether it is
ono of the books of tho daAaud a
distinct contribution to thtf novol.
literature of Biblical days.
Keenness of Elephant's 8cent.
An elephant's sense of amell Ib bo y
delicate that tho animal can scent
a human being at a distance of 1.00G
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