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Red Cloud Chief.
No iimn'.s Ignorance over prevented
Jit tn from gllug ndvleo.
Hnppy the limn who Iiiik a lioy who
wants to tio taken to the clrcutf.
At some period of IiIh career every,
man cnrrleH something In lilt) pocket
CliiMim'cy Dopow 1h IIvIiik evlilenco
Hint inatrliiiony Is not u euro for rliou
Croat llrltiiln will hnvo to Kend Its
joitng men to tnko it few lessons In
At. no time iIouh n man hnvo a great
or renpect for womankind tlmn when
Ills daughter gives liltn polntH on tlio
way to hold lier baby.
Vice Consul Miigolsson probably
never expected to net headlines that
were half aH big or black.
If money ceased (o bring one thn
npplnuso of oiio'h fellowH It. would lmo
one of Its eli I of en t attraction!).
Recent portrnltH of 1'lteher Rube
Waddell seem to Justify the action,
of the Philadelphia club In releasing
If ho could burnw a Yankee crew
and Yankee yacht, bulhlei' Sir
ThomnH might bo tempted to try
The genius that devlHed the wire-.
leKH telegraph will find a way to keep
the messages from being "pled" while
In the air.
Newport society Ih now going to em
ploy minstrels to amuse It. Even
monkeys, tigers nnd donkeys begin to
pall after awhile.
How time docs lly! The yotniK
Jockey who rodo the winner of the
ureal Futurity race at Shoepsheail bay
is named (Jrovcr Cleveland Fuller.
Sir Thomas Llpton's pursuit of the
cup J.4 proof that the race for dollars
is not tho only Incentive of life. One
may race- to loso 'em and have lots
The price of coal Is not likely to
go any higher because It Is now sat
isfactory to tho producers. Of course
the consumers have nothing to say
The zchntla Is to replace the army
mule because It Is Immune to tho bile
of the tsetse fly. Hut has tho zobrula
entered tho ring yet with the Jersey
Tho two-mlnuto trotting horse Is
here, and yet whenever the uverage
man wants to express record-breaking
speeds lie says, for Instance, "llo was
going It U: 40."
' In the course of instruction nt the
projected collcgo of Journalism the
1'u actions of that useful animal, the1
oillco cat, should he clearly nnd ac
When a rich old man marries k
young wlfo nnd expects her to keep
his memory green Inter on ho Is tho
victim of a home-made green goods
Tho runaway marriage of Lillian
.Russell's daughter has served among'
other things to recall tho Inquiry once
(umdo by a perplexed philosopher:,
'Why "lo people marry I.IIIIan litis
sell?" Kerosene oil lias risen again. Tho.
consumers might play even by going'
back to tallow candles were it not
lor tho molnncboly fact that thej
'tmckliig-housc combine has the tnllov)
Manngcr Itobert Grnu certainly has
courage of two kinds to offer to Mmo.
,Iary Anderson do Navarro fCODCt
for a series of 150 readings In the,
United States, from Shakspere and
A boy Is never so happy as when
Iho family Is moving and ho can
walk through the streets to his now
liouso wearing a chair on his head.
That's tho only wuy most boys can
sit on a chair.
Two moro Amoricnn heiresses, Miss
May Ooclet ami Miss Gladys Deacon,
aro to becomo tho wives of English
dukes In the near future. It's simply
wonderful how tho supply of Kugllsh
dukes holds out,
The Ilerlln royal academy Is aston
ished nt tho mental force of Prof.
Mommscu. tho historian, who recently
lead a paper on tho inscriptions found
among the rulnH of llnnlbolc, Syria
nnd yet ho is only 7C years .old.
Stock in the company that Is to
publish tho now women's paper In
Now York Ih now offered to the pub
lic. Have you any money that it
would not Inconvenience you to lose?
We note the headline, "Cop Went
on a Tear," In tho New York Sun
which used to bo notod for Its correct,
though always vigorous, Kugllsh.
Kver roranrk, asks tho Atehlsot
Globe, that thoso who becomo noted
In tho world aro hard-working people?
Well. tboro'B Harry Lchr.
Extra Sossion of Congress to
Bogin November 9
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES DAY
StlrUn to Tlmn nt Klrnt Trntiitlvrlf 1'liril
October Not In I'm or Willi Mrm-
tier liimjr In 'imiilff Nu
AftroniiiiMil im to I'lnniiin
An Oyster Day, September 12. dis
patch says: After maturn considera
tion' and constitution lit person and
by mall with members of both the
ennte and tho house of representatives',
President Roosnvclt has abandoned
the suggestion that congress ha called
Into extraordinary session In October.
Tho extraordinary session, which ho
announced many months ago would be
held thla fall, will bo called, accord
ing to present plans, to meet on. N'o
vcmber 9, which was the date tenta
tively llxed some tltno ago. It Is not
expected that tho formal call for the.
session will be Issued until after the
president shall have returned to Wash
ington. Notwithstanding the fact that the
suggestion' of an October session of
congress came from prominent sena
tors, who warmly advocated Its adop
tion, the proposition was not received
with favor bjr, members of congress
generally. The Idea of a session In
October was opposed particularly be
rauso It would oblige senators and
representatives to leavo their states
and districts in thn midst of a cam
palgn, which to ninny of them nnd to
tholr party wns of vital Importance.
No definite ngreement yet has been
reached ns to tho character of the
financial legislation which mny be en
actcrt at the nppioachlng session of
congrcsa. Indeed, It iu not certain that
an agreement can bo reached between
tho two branches of congress whereby
any special legislation enn bo enacted.
It may bo that a solution- of tko prob
lem, which I& allko complex utul per
ploxlng, will be reached before tho
convention of the extraordinary ses
sion, but even that fs by no means
NEW CANAL BILL
(lit of Document trcelvd lijr Stutu l)n
tmrtiiicnt 1'rotii llnlnmtilu
The stato department has received a
cablegram from Minister Benupre,
dated Bogota, September C, summariz
ing Uio provisions of tho bill reported
to tho Colombian congress by the eom
mlttco recently appointed to study the
condition upoft which the construction
of tho anama canal could bo author
ized. Tho main provisions ret'om
mended by the committee nro:
Pirat Approval of tho action of the
seiinto In rejecting tho Hny-Herran
Second Authority to be given1 to the
president to conclude treaties for a
canal with private parties., subject to
tho rights of the companies.
Third Tho Panama Railway com
pany to bo permitted to transfer Its
property nnd nil existing obligations
to be assumed by tho purchaser. In
cluding the annual payment of J'jr.O.UOO
and tho surrender of tho property of
Colombia in 19117.
Fourth The canal company to be
permitted to transfer Its lights and
property on payment of $10,000,000 to
tho government of Colombia.
Fifth Authority to bo given to the
president of Colombln to make the fol
lowing concessions and conditions:
Lease of tho canal zone for 100 years,
not Including therein the cities of
Panama and Colon. Annual rentals
therefor until 19C7 to bo $50,000. Lease
renewable every 100 years with In
crease of 25 per cent in tho rental for
each succeeding 100 years period.
Nentrnllty of canal and recognition' of
Colombian sovereignty over tho whole
territory and tho Inhabitants thereof.
Mixed tribunals only In tho canal zone.
Police nnd sanitary commissions to be
exclusively Colombian. A time limit
to bo fixed for tho completion of the
canal and works.
Sixth Colombia to receive from tho
contracting government $20,000,000 on
tho exchango of ratifications of tho
Seventh Regulations to be made
fixing the conditions of purchase of
prlvato company (property).
Mr. Rcaupro adds that the debates
upon tho reported bill were to begin
on Mcnday, So'A'iubcr 7.
The state department received a sec
ond cablegram from Mr. Hcaupro this
afternoon, dated Bogota, September lit,
rayltiR that tho canal matter has not
once been discussed In the Colombian
senato since tho report of tho com
mittee, tho first consideration of tho
bill having been postponed until tho
A Hogota, September 12, dispatch
says: In tho houso of representatives
today Senor Teran, in u violent speech
attacked tho honor nnd ability of
Senor Obaldln, the newly nppolntcd
governor of Panama, and proposed
bringing charges In both liouscuof con
gress ngninst President Mnrroquln for
bis apolutraeut. A heated discussion
followed this proposition.
Tho stnto minister eloquently de
fended Senor Obaldln, speaking of him
In tho, highest terms. His father was
Jose Obaldln, at one tlmo president of
There Is great excitement, heiv, and
tho discussion of thn canal treaty is
tho topic of all conversation,
Tho state minister declared In con
grcra that Jose Manuel Mnrroquln and
lrenzo Marroquln would decline to bo
candidates for tho presidency nr.d vlco
presidency of tho republic.
Fremont. Neb. Hnrry Brown, who
runs n woll digging outfit, was badly
hurt while working at tho farx of
Fred Halt. In Saunders county. Ills
nrm wns caught In tho ropo which
pulled tho drill up, and his whole body
was wound tightly about tho drum
before tho machine could bo Btoppcd.
Ilia injuries nro paluful, but nro not
Tiro Men Itiititntlr Klllril mill Thrv
nro Mini ly Injured
Clarence I). Hopper nnd Hoy Ilurhcr,
switchmen of the Michigan Central
railroad, wcro Instantly killed by nn.
explosion of dynamite In a car In tho
yards nt West Uay City. Mich. Robert
lloblln, engineer, Wlltlntn Noblo fire
man, nnd John Cradle, conductor, wero
Injured, the latter to severely that he
die. All wero resident of Hay City.
The explosloiv occurred a n switch
engine was making up a train. Tho
cngliw backed down upon several cars,
tho first containing n thousand pounds
of dynamite, n consignment of Lcc
Mctfotd rlllis nnd a quantity of tc
duoed chnrge shells for Indoor ritlo
practice, and It Is said that tho force
with which It struck the cxploslvc
lndcn car exploded the dynamite.
Another report has It that one of
the sheila exploded nnd' set off the
dynnmlie. A big hole was tonv In tho
ground- by the explosion, n score of
freight cars, many londed. wero de
molished, nnd neaily :t00 houses In- the
vicinity suffered broken windows nnd
several were so badly wrecked as to
bo uninhabitable. The shock was felt
In Essexvllle, three miles from tho
MINERS MUST RESUME
l'rrildrnt Mitchell Huh III Wuy In tlia
The Novlnger miners must, resume
work ponding a decision of tho wage
scale between' the miners nnd the op
erators. A convention of district 25,
held In Kansas City, to decided, and
a committee of Novlnger miners and
scale men Is now on tho wny to tell
tho miners of this fact.
As the latter In n previous meeting
agreed to ubldo by tho convention's
decision, it now looks ns If they must
resume work without further parley,
or bo ousted from the union.
It Is expected that the scale commit
tee of operators will begin their Joint
adjustment sessions' some time Tues
day. President. Mitchell hopes that this
work will be finished this week. Doth
ho nnd tho convention will remain un
til it Is completed, for the convention
must endorse It before it is final.
300 DEAD SOLDIERS
.urgent Number i:rr Currlrd Fruin
riilllpplurft at Olio Tliua
Tho United States transport Kllpat
rlclc, from Manila, arilved In San Fran
cisco September 12. On the transport
aro the bodies of 300 United States
soldiers who lost their lives In tho
Philippine islands. This is the largest
number of bodies ever returned nt ono
time from tho Islands.
Wfininn Kqiiitl to Kiurrgeucy
Mrs. Summers, wife of tho sheriff at
Purls, 111., prevented an escape of
prisoners during the absence of her
husband. Frank Adams and Bert
Check of Terro Haute, Ind., In'Jail for
burglnry, soaked tholr cots, with gaso
line used for disinfecting ffurpoacs and
set flro to the bunks. The blnke caused
much excitement, but Mrs. Summers
quickly locked the outside doors- add
murched' the escaping men back to
A itic r
The probate court of Harris county,
Texas, has approved a fee of $100,0110
for linker, llott and Lovett for legal
services rendered the estate of W. M.
Rice, tho millionaire who was- mur
dered In New York several years ago
by Albert T. Patrick. This- Is tho
largest fee ever allowed In Texas In a
Adjudged I limine
Mrs. E. Sturennegger and Mrs. Lena
Weaver, both residents of South Bend,
Nob., wero ndjudged lusano by the In
sanity board of Cass county. Tho for
mer is the wlfo of a well known mer
chant of South Bend. The patients
were taken to tho asylum at Lincoln
by Sheriff Mellrlde.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Baltimore, Md.Thc Baltimore
chamber of commerce, stock exchange
and public buildings- were closed Sat
urday, which Is a holiday by legisla
tive act. The day is hnoviu as "old
defenders' day," In memory of the bat
tle of North Point In 1814, In- which
the Maryland rollltla defeated an In
vading British army.
New York Charles Ruberl, the
crack swimmer of the New York Ath
letic club, Wo m the national champion
ship at one mile In the national tour
nument nt Travcrs- Island. In doing
so ho established a new Amoricnn
record for tho distance, 28 minutes,
D 3-5 seconds-, tho old record having
been 28 minutes and 14 seconds.
London Tho Brussels correspondent
of the Daily Telegraph says that nego
tiations Iwtwocn representatives of tho
largo steel worka In Germany. Belgium
and France for tho formation of a
European steel trust are progressing
Indianapolis, Ind. A torpedo-shaped
airship, about thlity feet long, con
taining two men. pasted' over Indian
apolis Sunday. It came from the
northwcbt, circled over the southern
part of thu city nt a height of 700 feet
and disappeared In an easterly direc
tion Several hundred people watched
It, many of them with field glasses.
Utlca, N. Y. When Sir Thomas Lip
ton arrived In Utlca en routo for tho
vest ho waa suffcritiff from crampa
aud indigestion' to such an extent that
Dr. D. R. Klnloch was summoned ami
remained with him until the tlmo for
the departuro of tho train earning (lie
distinguished vlsttur. Tho condition of
Sir Thomas for a tlmo was quite seri
ous. Chicago Miss Bcsslo Anthony won
for tho fourth time the title of west
ern woman' golf champlo by defeating
Misa Mabel Hlgglus, (ho runuer-up.
up, 2 to play, on the exnioor Milks,
By JB A. J ALA
tViiiff tj .it jtrft nnr, .A.
r.ntrml Arrntilitit Xn Act of CmiercM In llie Year 1W0 tijr Slrrrt & Smith,
In tho Ollice nt tlin l.lbimlan of Congreii, at Waililnctoti, I). C.
"Man Proposes; God Disposes."
Johnson dlil not tile; that ho lived
tlmnmh the terrible strain upon his
vitality showed that ho had nn Iron
constitution, tho doctors snld; but tho
men nt the tavern shook their heads
over It, and looked meaningly at each
other. They had their own opinion of
tho matter; pethaps'thcy knew more
than the doctors did; the wise men
might open their oyos In nmnzement
should they chooso to tell their sus
picions. Johnson wns kept under tho
influence of opiates for three days and
nights; ho wns not left nlone ono mo
ment; they fed him on Mrs. Allen's
beef tea and drinks, nnd cared for him
as though ho weto a baby, tho men
hold in half whispers him, with mus
cles like lion and cords like nn ox.
Lodle dally catrled tho news, brief
Items briefly told In his measured
tones as they gathered In tho outer
loom of the Invent of an evening, or
called now ami then ncross tho
drenched gardens to each other, or met
nt tho wells. And the women over
their tubs, as thoy washed the clothes
up nnd down, and soaped and rinsed
and wrung them In clear water, leav
ing them to soak' till the storm should
bo over, gossiped about "this thet huv
hap'd Johnslng," and his girl, and the
airs they put on since Lemuel John
son ho who was born In tho settle
ment years ago had conio with his
girl and his gold to see that his broth
er should llvo like other folks, and
was not so "no 'count an' shef'less."
Dolores, knowing nothing of these
gosslplngs, and caring nothing for
them, hnd hlte known, watched her
father until Ingly. She never com
plained of being .tired; she seldom
Young Orccn had gone homo, but
ho en mo over every day, bringing gen
tle messages and delicacies.
For three days Johnson lay In this
stupor so like denth, scarcely stir
ring., not opening lls eyes; hln face
was thin and drawn, his eyes sunken
and hollow; his hair, a few days be
foro so lightly sprinkled with gray,
had grown suddenly white: Ho hud
aged so that his cvery-day compan
ions would not know him.
Dolores saw this In silence; her
thoughts wore busy, but her lips wero
dumb. Young Croon's eyes hnd grown
wonderfully keen to note tho ehnnges
of tho sweet, pale face, and tho sha
dows of tho dark, wondering eyes.
For ho knew that ho loved her. It had
como upon him tho first night ns he
stood behind her In the firelight nnd
watched the pure face bent above tho
book on her knees. It had como al
most like a blow nt first, but full of a
sweetness that was lull of pain also,
she was so high above him, she had
never a thought of love, she had never
even known what love was as others
know It In the home life. And there
was a tenderncbs in tho thought of
how he ho, the first ono In the world
to show her what lovo might be
would prove to her the depth of Its
tenderness ami holiness.
At sunset the third day tho rain
censed, nnd tho mist dragged Itself
brokenly across tho peaks of tho
mountains; tho hills were loud with
tho cry of tho swollen river in tho
valley, and the cascades shouted aloud
is they leaped tho riven sides of tho
nountalns to Join the river and cat at
ho worn old bridge at tho foot of the
Tho rain had ceased at Inst, nnd Dr.
Dunwlddlc, who sat nt the bedside,
his eyes intent on the faco of. tho girl,
so grave and quiet in tho light of tho
sunset, had raised tho tiny window to
lot In tho cool wind from tho west.
Tho clouds Just above tho distant
peaks parted In sudden relenting aftor
three days and nights of Interminable
raining, and through the rent tho set-
Dolores slowly raised her head,
ting sun Hooded the summit with a
radiant glory that was dazzling.
Dolores, as though roused by tho
sudden rush of tho Biinbcams, slowly
raised her head and looked up to the
radiant mountain. Her snd, dark eyes
grew softer and deeper In color, nnd
her lips set close as In sorrow, slowly
parted In ono of her jnro smiles. As
the turned her hend tho comb an old
fashioned tortolso shell that had been
her mother's suddenly slipped from
Mio heavy coll of her hair which, so
loosened, fell In a mnsB of beauty,
Cllnting, lustrous, about her.
The nurse softly opened the door at
of JOHNSON'S I
TB X, V "DL, VAf . I
thnt moment, bringing the doctor's sup
per, and n hnlf baleful glitter appeared
In her eyes ns she saw the two so
utterly unconscious of her presence.
Dr. Dunwlddle suddenly sat erect,
with his usual quiet dignity; the girl
hnd startled him out of himself; he
hnd forgotten everything but her.
Her grave face, with Its solemn eyes,
touched by the sunset, framed by tho
heavy tresses of loosened hnlr, wns
like nn exquisite Madonna, and he held
his breath In admiration nnd mute
wonder. As ho noticed Mrs. Allen,
however, ho regained his lomposure,
while Dolores gathered up her hnlr
slowly, and stooped to pick up her
comb. It had snapped In two.
"You two aro excellent nurses," Mrs.
Allen said, softly, a sinllo on her lips
ns sho motioned with her head toward
Dr. Dunwlddle turned at once with
a slight exclamation, ami Dolores
"Your father will recover."
nroso with tho comb In her band, her
hair falling nrotind her, her eyes dark
as though tears were In them, her
lips shut close. As she turned hor
eyes toward the bed she met full in
hers tho weak gaze of her father.
Only for n moment, however, for the
eyes closed nlmost Immediately as
though tho light hurt them, but in
thut moment Dolores once more faced
his soul with hers.
Once moro her father opened his
eyes nnd looked first at tho doctor,
then at her. At the doctor's sugges
tion sho sjtoko to him.
"Father," sho said, slowly, that ho
might understand. "Father."
But the eyes resting on her faco had
no gleam of pleasure at seeing her
there; rather it might bo said there
wr.s a Hash of hatred there as in the
old days. Then they drooped again
and closed, and presently his breath
ing Indicated thnt hi- idept.
"Miss Johnson," Dr. Diiuwiddlo said,
by and by, as ho sat by the window
eating the supper Mrs. Allen bad
brought him, "I told jtm the other day
that It was possible your lather would
not recover; do you remember?"
Sho bowed her hend In nequlchcenco
but did not speak.
"My dear Miss Johnson,'' the doc
tor's voice wns grave, hut there was a
ring in it, a hidden note thnt struck
her ear as unusual. "My dear Miss
Johnson, 1 bellevo I am safe In saying
that your father will sleep through
tho night a natural, quiet slumber,
without the aid of ophites, and if ho
does he will recover. He will bo lame
always; ho will not have quite his old
strength, but he will live nnd be much
his old self again."
Tho grave, uttentlvo face at tho
head of tho bed changed not nt all,
though the drawn- expression disap
peared from aronnd the mouth, and
tho eyes were clenr and level In their
For a moment Dr. Dunwlddle was
uncertain whether or not the girl was
glad of tho news. Site gave no sign,
nnd snid not a word, but stood grave!
nnd stately, and womanly, with the
shadows or tho night gathering
around her, stealing along tho bed,
across tho faco of the sleeper, and up
nnd up toward her face.
Suddenly they clutched nt her
throat, tightening their hold, like iron
bands, ever contracting, growing
firmer, unyielding; a thousand iron
hands wero on her, a thousand elfish
voices, shrill and wild and weird,
filled tho corners of tho room, tho
houso; filled tho darkness, crowding
It upon hor, till It seemed ns though
sho wero suffocating, till It seemed ns
though sho would die. Loud awl weird
and terrlblo they were to her, filling
her ears, shouting of tho evil that had
como through hatred and malice, nnd
of what would follow upon so evil a
deed. Tho hands wero tightening their
hold, they wero struggling ono with
another for tho mastery; a dozen
hands wero torn from her throat only
to bo Instantly replaced by othors
stronger and firmer. Sho caught at
them, and struggled, sho fought
ngalnst them, but sho dared not cry
for help. Thla that sho was Buffering
no ono must know; they would know
soon enough every one.
Tho voices grew wilder about her;
they shouted In elfish glee; their
words rnn In together unmeaningly
except ono or two closo to her oar,
that whispered, with deadly meaning:
"When your father Is well enough
to prove lo prove '
Then slowly sho came out of .this
babaJ of noises; tiicy grow fnlnkr au
fainter, and died pway inning th'
plues; tln hands about hor throat re
laxed. She looked around to seo i
she were safe; sho wns ilnztil, bevMi
dercil. but her one thought was ffn -no
ono nitiht know. Some ono nook'
to her, mid sho looked up sti;adll
crowding down the dumb terror l .'
her heart. Dr. Dunwlddle was stniiV'
Ing beside her with his baud on he
"Mrs. Allen." he said, quietly, "ym
will take my place for a few minutes.
Miss Johnson must brentho some ot
this pure, sweet nlr after the storm
Ho opened tho door mid i:tippcd
down on the door-stone, with Dolorej
standing listlessly in thu iloorwnj,
never ehowlng thnt ho had scon tl
Hitting expression of wns It triumph.'
on the woman's face as sho p;ised
Into the silent bedroom.
"How pleasnnt everything is afti
the storm." said Dr. Dunwlddle, will;
iv smile, us he entered the house n lew
minutes later. Adding to himself ay
ho reentored the room beyond:
"It wns over-fatigue, 'and ahull not
happen mm in. And I think you v.IIJ
bear watching, as well as nunc oilu i,
The Freaks of n Woman.
The sunlight Hooded the- mountains
nnd the quiet settlement; tho sky wa
deeply blue; the pines nlong the hunk
beside Doloies' window stirred oftl
In the low wind that stole down from
Uio summit laden with spicy odois.
Down Jn the vnlley tho river ran tint,
shouting Its Jubilate as It swirled tin
der the rotten bridge and whirled in
mad eddies up the coars.0 grass along
Dr. Dnnwiddle, standing in the door
of the tavern, inhaling deep draughts,
or .the odorous, piny nlr, watched D-
lores with grave, intent eyes until she
turned from the doorway and entered
tho quiet house; then he turned uwny
nnd no one ever knew of what ho was
thinking, or the thoughts that would
come of bis friend over in the town
who was leaving this girl in his citr-i
with the utmost confidence the girl,
ho well know, whom Chmlle loved.
And should he betray his trust to his
friend'.' Should ho prove n traitor?
Should ho let this kindly leellng for
this brave, beautllul, womanly giil
grow Into more than merely friendly
feeling, knowing of his friend's thought
or the girl? Could ho he capable diik
that? Sho was, to be sure, a wonder '
ful girl, shut in by her surroundings,
but growing mentally thousands oj
miles beyond them. She wns a woma-i
a mnn should bo proud to own as ;i
friend and more In spite of bet
strange, unfriendly life In tho stolhi
llttlo mountain settlement. But and
there was n graver lino of thought. :i
sudden deepening of the lines of no- ,
bllity. around tho set mouth under thn
black mustache would tho lovo ol
even such a woman atone In any do- "
greo for the loss of manhood, the stain
of a traitor? Charlie had loft in hh
hands tho care of the girl ho loved,
and he would never he straightened
himself up to his full height in tho
low doorway and unconsciously
clenched his hnnds he would now;
betray his rrlend. Charlie wan worthy
oven Dolores Johnson, nnd ho would
never be guilty of even an attempt
to como between him and the woman
he loved, be sho though she might, a
woman with tho strength nnd dupth
nnd nobility of character which tint
daughter or this mountain blacksmith
Then ho turned, and the face was as
grave, as apparently unconcerned ns
usual, as Clnfhy called him to join tho
family nt tho table.
Jones said among his comrades that
Johnson's ill. luck had brought good
luck to him. for during the years he
hnd lived there, never heron had so
many such men us now sought lily
(To bo continued.)
Appearance in Her Favor.
S. P. Langley, the aeronautical
pioneer will never discuss IJylng ma
chines with newspaper men, but on
other topics he is not so reticent.
He talked the other day alwut his boy
"Among the memories of my Ikiv
hood," ho suid, "there la one odd
episode (hat is particularly vivid. Ic
is a conversation that I overhenrd ono
morning between two women. Tho
women wero talking about babies
their Mco, weight, health and si
'"Why when I wns a week old.'
said tho first woman, 'I wns such a
little buby that they put ie in n quart
pot and put tho lid on over mo.'
"The other woman was nmnzed
horrified. 'And did you live?' sh
'"They say I did,' her friend an
swered. '"Well, well, well,' exclaimed tho
second woman, nnd alio g.anced at tho
other almost doubtful."
A Nile Village.
A traveler of tho upper Nile thus
describes n typical native village:
The houses are built of Nile mud.
each house accommodating a family
of no matter of what size, tho inhab
Hants of each village almost nil re-
ated to each other, comprising some
times several hundreds of people.
Their streets aro littered with filth,
nn mnls of ,,Very i(1 i)H,ruct .
path, dogs growl and snnrl nt tho ap
pearance ami intrusion of a ntrangew
women rush about, hiding their face
5L m . y"8!,!,mk3 l0t white man W
should bohol.l tholr features. Flies
n swarms settle on tho chlhrrca ami
wLtI '? . l'KK8 n thclr WW. '"
washed, becuuso thoy bellevo It to bo
contrary to their religion to wash ot
remove tho tiles from their eyv "
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