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THE IOLA REGISTER, FRIDAY, DKCEMBER 27, ls-fl
THE IOLA REGISTER.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY,
CH-A.S. 3E. SCOTT.
Officer. Office Salary.
Orover Cleveland. President $50 000
A. E. Stevenson, Vice President 8 000
W. W Fuller, thief Justice 10 500
Richard Olney. Secretary of State S 000
Z. G. Carlj le, Secretary of Treasury 8 000
Daniel Lamont, Secretary of War 8 000
a. A. Herbert, Secretary of the Nuvy.. 8 000
Hoke Smith. Secretary of Interior 8 000
Zudson Harmon. Attorney General 8 000
W. L Wilson, Postmaster General 8 000
I. S. Morton, Secretary of Agriculture.... 8 OCO
S.N Morrill, Goernor $3 000
J. A. Troutman, Lieutenant Governor 1 000
Y. c Edwards, Hccrctary of State 2 500
6. E. Cole, auditor. 2 500
O. L. Atherton, Treasurer, 2 500
F B. Dawes, Attorney General 2 500
2. Stanley, Sup't Public Instruction .. . 2 000
G. M Nolcon. Treasurer 2 000
Jas. Wakefield Clerk 1500
Frank L. Travis, Clerk District Court, Fees
C C. Ausherman, Sheriff Fees
S, C. Coffleld, Register of Deeds Fees
i. B. Smith, Probate Judge 500
a. H Jones, Enp't Public Instruction ... 1 000
i. H. Bennett, County Attorney Fees and 600
J. DcWitt, Surveyor Fees
N'. L Ard. 1st district loo
Jno. McDonald, 2nd district lOO
3. D. Laccy, Grd district 100
Regular meeting of Commissioners first Mon
lay in January, Jul, and October, and the first
Tuesday in April.
L. Stillwcll, Judge 7th Judicial District, salary
52,500. Terms begin 1st Monday in March
- at Monday in June and 1st in November.
i. B. Etocnson, Mayor gij 00
Coui.cii.mes: W. 11. McClurc, a W. McNiel
?. Kreutor, J. M. Williamson, Lute L. North
-up. Salary each $10.(0 a year. Regular meet
ing 2nd and 4 th Thursday night each Month.
ar. a. Cowan, City Clerk &0 00
W. J. Evans, City Treasurer . ..25 00
?. T. Anderson, Marshall... . .300 00
3. 1. Brown. Night Watch 426 00
ehn Harris, Street Commissioner S00 00
;. P. Duncan, Police Judge Fees
S. W. Thomas, Snpt of Cemetery Fees
U. S. WEATHER BUREAU.
Some Interesting and Instructive Onie
vatlons About the Objects it Socks
and the Work it Does.
. W. Hall.
. J. Couley, l
School Board: H. a. Ewing, President, II.
u. Henderson, Treasurer; M. F. Jacoby, Clerk.
By Clarence J. Norton.
Iu our last paper wo showed that
l6t. The heat of the suu is constant.
2ud. Evaporation and precipitation
are practically invariable and sub
3rd. Storm energy is also a physical
The second and third pointB are
implied in the first, for the solar heat
is the direct cause of evaporation and
of all the physical energy displayed
in the elements of our planet.
It has been estimated, by competent
scientific authority, that the sun lifts
annually, in the form of vapor, fifteen
feet of water from the surface of the
tropical oceans. All of this vast
amount of moisture must be returned
to the ocean, in the various processes
of nature, In duo course of time. The
bulk of it returns in the form of rain,
and the heaviest rainfall occurs in
tho tropical belts, in the region of
the calms and at points where the
vapor-laden winds strike the moun
While rainfall is practically a con
stant quantity over the ontire globe,
yet it is one of the moat variable ele
ments of climate at local points on the
continents. The inequality is wholly
iu its distribution and not in tho to
tals over extensive areas. And gen
erally in overy case of local deficiency
we may note a corresponding excess
in other localities.
In 18S1, during July, August and
September, a very sovere drouth pro
vailed in nearly the whole country
east of the Mississippi river and it
was also severe in Kansas and Arkan
sas, and yet, during that season, Iowa
and other portions of tho northwest
weie nearly drowned out by excessive
rains. At Des Moines the records
show a fall of 15.70 inches in June, 5.57
inches in Jul, 5.20 inches in August
and 4.70 in September, a total of S1.C5
inches in four months or a quarter of
an inch for every day from June 1st
to October lit. There is little cause
PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIETY
- --- , for wonder that other portions of the
attorneys. country went dry when natuie was
e&etairl' 0fficeone aoor wcst of "j so lavish of iU water .tores iu the
T -n rwv. .."" . - .,- I northwest. Enough moisture fell in
J. B. Goshosn Attflrney-at-Law and Notfirv . . ., ,
Public. Office over potoiiice. I oH. Kan-as " j the northwest to make ample mois-
tuiefor crops ut all sections of the
CAXirEELi t Hak:ns, Attomevs. OiSceone
aoor east of jm office, ap-stairs.'lola. Kan
FousT & Son Attorney and Counsellors-iU-Law.
Office two doors north of Northi-tir.'.
tnk. Iola, Kansas.
Lawyer. OUice m Kkghtkh
3 A Gabd.
V. B. Glo. kr. Attorney at Law. First Natiotinl
2 ink building, Humboldt Kansas
Dining 1SDI the latnfail over the
sui lace of the entire continent wad
very neatly the average amount and
all section would have been amply
watered if the nioiatute had been well
distributed. The weekly weather
eiop map, issued by the United States
X. D.Scott. M. D. physician and Accoucher. ! w., j, ri- nn Jninn. .,, ..
Office first door north Pennsylvania House. ' " e.dher Jiureau during the crop
season of 1804, showed extended areas
L E. Jewell, M. D. physician and surgeon.
Saecikl attention paid to surgery and tye dis
eases. Moran. Kansas.
, and L of S. Iola Council Knights and La-
Rights of each month
of excess, corresponding to the extent
j of the deficiency. The cause of this
j inequality was not local, but general
ai& of Security meets the first and third Friday j 111 US operations. T here IS no ground
for the belief that the Jack of local
tbau two grains in a cubio foot; at
forty degrees, a little over four grains
at sixty degree?, about 5 7 grains; at
eighty degrees, about twice as much
as at sixty; and at 98.5 degrees, or the
temperature of the human body, the
air may hold in vapor about 19 grains
of water, or twenty-three dropa for
each cubic foot. This is its full hold
ing capacity or at tho point of satura
tion. Now whon this saturated atmos
phere is suddenly cooled it must part
with a po tioti of its moisture. For
example: if air at 80 degrees, with its
full quota of moisture, is cooled down
to sixty degrees, it must give tip in
rainfall something over 5 grains of
water for each cubio foot. If the cool
ing process goes on below that point
the rain will continue to fall until the
surplus moisture is squeezed out. But
it is sudden cooling, or forceful con
densation, which makes it rain. The
procesB of rainmaking la simple
enough and easily accomplished, if
tho condition" are all favorable. All
that is needed is ahundanco of vapor
and something to cool it down below
the dew point.
Thia baB been recently well illus
trated. From December 11th to 17th,
the daily mean temperature averaged
42 degrees and the humidity was very
dense. On the 17th a dry, cool wave
came in from tho air above, tho ba
rometer immediately went up from
29.4 inches to 30.5 iaches. while the
temperature went down to nearly
32 degrees and it rained for about 24
hours, or up to the time of this writ
ing, (Dec. 18th.)
Now the reason why it rained here
on tho 17th of December, was bocauso
the conditions were most favorable for
cooling tho warm vapor atmospheric
currents. When tho moist wind
blows from a warmer into a cooler
region, rain or snow is the direct re
sult. Whon the wind blows from a
cooler into a warmer region, it is dry,
even though tho wind may be laden
with moisture. The solar heat is con
stant; but the air is only heated in its
lowor stratum by radiation from tho
earth. The uppor air is excessively
cold, even though tho vertical rays of
the sun are passing through it. And
the entire mas of atmosphere sur
rounding tho earth is not of equal
temperature and density, so the con
tact and commingling of masses of
atmosphere of difleieut temperatures
of humidity, causes a conflict of ele
ment.-, sudden condensation and pre
OF THE WORLD.
or stone, the size of a child's
fell from above almost at his
BY H- RIDER HAGGARD.
k Strange Story, Taken rrom a Manuscript Be
qaeathed by an Old Mexican Indian to His
Friend and Comrade, an English
man Named Jones.
TO BE CONTINUED.
"uy an means, senor. they are al
ready forgotten. Well, adios, this sight
not so pleasant that I wish to study
Not far from the ruined temple where
Zibalbay and his daughter sojourned is
the hacienda of Santa Cruz, and there,
as you may have heard, dwell a gang
ui men unaer me leadership of one
Dom Pedro Moreno, who are by profes
sion smugglers, highway robbers and
murderers, though they pretend to
earn a living by the cultivation of coffee
"As it chanced in journeying home
wards, I fell into the hands of some of
these men. They searched me, and,
finding lumps of gold in my pocket,
handed them over to Don Pedro him
self, who rode up when he saw that
they had the fish in their net. He ex
amined the gold closely, and asked me
whence it came. At first I refused to
answer, whereupon he said that I
should be confined in a dungeon at tho
hacienda until such time as I chose to
"Then, being mad to got back to mv
village and learn the fate of my wifc,'l
found ray tongue and spoke the truth,
saying that the gold was given me in
exchange for food by an old Indian
doctor, who dwelt with his daughter
in a ruined temple in the forest.
" 'Mother of Heaven!' said Don Pedro,
'I have heard of this man before; but,
now I know the kind of merchandise in
which he trades. I think that I must
pay him a visit and learn what mill it
was stamped at.'
"Then, having plucked me bare as a
fowl for the oven, they let tnc go with
"Speak softly," I whispered, "the
ring of your voice is bringing down
Then I stooped to pick up the fallen
stone, thinking that it might show ore.
and, as I did so, my hand touched
something sharp, which I lifted and
held to the candle. It was the jaw
bone of a man, yellow with age and de
cayed by damp. I showed it to the
senor, and, kneeling down, wc ex
amined the bed of the tunnel together,
and not uselessly, for there wc found
the remainder of the skull and some
fragments of an arm-bone, but the rest
of the skeleton lay under the great
bowlder in front of us.
"He was coming out of the mine
R II. Bennett
A. R. McCook Post No. 51 meets the first
AVfllm-n I inn linl o livHi inn ff gin ii.ifl.
falnrday on or before each full moon at G. A. I , ' , , J
ELHalL All comrades in f-ood standing are In-1 the drouth. There was an evident
vfted to meet with tho Post
KcCook Relief Corps, Ko. 115 meets me flrsi
lamsou, j chaue in tho track of tho ,ow
i eiure waves of atmosphere, in
sad third Friday evenings of each mouth at G sweep across the continent, and many
A s. aau. as. b. t-neiep.am, wc,. mQtQ drier or desccm,:llir current8 of
Salem Chapter No. 4, Order of Eastern Star. 1 i, j?h pressure atmosphere,
aeets in Masonic Hall 1st and 3rd Monday in V . .
juujh month. Nettie 1'ennelL W.M. It rains only when it can't help it.
rtary A. Stark. Sec. , The a,r uever part3 wUh Ug n,oi8ture
SpUcopal-Services on third Sunday ot thejeeP1 byiorco after a sharp conflict
aiiKiih. Fred E. Stiinson,Missioncry in charge.
U. B. Churcn
i at ..CO p.
FreachinR every Sunday even
i.: Sunday school at 9.4d a. m.:
Voaaff Peoples meetlnsr at 6 p. m. All are cor-
l. i) vt immer. pastor
Ufethodist Episcopal Corner of Jefferson ave
?m2 and Broadway. Services every Sabbath at
-ioL. aaav.-op. m. sunaay scaooi at 9.45 a.
-a. Prayer meetanjr every wedi
-aa;rs. J. Hunter, pastor.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening
au are coraiauy lnviiea 10 &u oi wese
The amount of water which the air
may contain in the form of vapor de
pends always upon its temperature.
J At zero it can contain only one-half
j gram of water in a cubic foot. As it
j warms up, its capacity to hold mois
ture increases at a high ratio. At
j thirty-two degrees, or the freezing
point, it may contain a little mors
Parson's Liquid Electric
ity is the only medicine sold
in Iola that is positively
Guaranteed to cure any case
of Rheumatism, or no pay.
Sold only by Campbell &
Biggest Oyster Stew
For '25 cents and a . . .
cup of coflee thrown in,
Also the finest selection of
Fruits and Nuts
THE NAME OF THE NEXT
PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES
jewyterian Madison Ave Preaching ev
6baih at 11 a. m nd7:d0p. m Sabbath;
Prayer meeting W ednedy
WILL HE ANNOfXCEn IN
iUptfst On Sycamore Btrcet Preaching Sun-taj-
taoming and evening. Sunday school at 9:45 '
. ax. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at !
y-a p xn. Young people's prayer meeting ev-.
ev-sanday evening. M. F. King, pastor.
'iefonned Divine worship In the Christ Re
'inaM church at 11 o'clock a. m. every 8un-i
dar. Evening services every two weeks j
siaalf past Mven o'clock p. m. Sunday school J
ejlry Sabbath at 10 o'clock a. m. All ax cor-'
It illy la vised to attend. L. s. Faust, pastor. '
??ebyteriari Madison Ave
r? tMbbau at 11 a
aSiiviJ at ft v5 a. tn.
i Ta0 p. a. Everybody welcome. W. L, J
tiraier OMtor i
Christian Services on the third and fourth j
Sundays of each month. Sunday School at 9:45 .
el Irayer meeting Weudneday evening.
Ve-. C. w. McQucrry. pastor.
ciecond Baptist Services every second and j
:VXvj- J , VnA-n m i.4i i2,7 whose votes turacd the s,aIe Bt lhc lst election, with the results under the administraUon they
!ftoesday evening.' ' You are welcome? K ! wf ! c!ectea- vM nste lhe campaign the most intensely exciting In the history of the country.
v-ctftt I AStor
V. C. T. C Regular meeting every second
fctti. fourth Friday, at 3 o'clock p. m , at the
lilen County Horticultural Society meets
rX7 second Friday of each month at2 o'clock
y 31. atO A. B. hall. J. T. Treadway, Treaa.
". Paacoast, Sec7-
oil Public Library Over Northrup's bank.
0-5a every Saturday from 2 to 8 p. in. Stock
piX giember&hlp tickets for salo at the room.
Ha. Ta. Xnapp, Librarian.
X. 3. Stover Abstracter of title. Has a com
Alaoj et of abstract books for Allen county. The
S2l7 oao -who makes investigation of titles
tfHdaXy. loia. Kansas.
the Niw Yoe Wiim TSilNi
Of Noren? be r 4tbf 1896.
Public interest will steadily increase, and the disappointment of the men
The New York Weekly Tribune,
I, Ifjnatio, sat late that nijrht ponder
ing over these tidings that filled me
with a strange hope. I threw myself
upon my bed and strove to sleep but
could not. Then remembering the
scroll that my friend had given me. I
rose, purposing to change my thoughts
in studying it and so win sleep. It was
a hard task, but at length I mastered it
meaning, and found that it dealt with
a mine noar Cnmarro, and described
the exact position of tin month of the
This mouth, it would appe.it-. had
been closed up iu the reign of Ihiate-
moc, and the seroll wa written bv
the cacique who hid charge of the
mine in those days, in order that a rec
ord might remain that would enable
his descendants t reopen it. should a
time come when the Spaniard-, were
driven from the land. Tlii't the mine
was very rich in free gold was. shown
by the weights of pure rtctal stated in
thLs seroll to have been sent ear hv
year to the eourt of THnntczuin.i'hv this
cacique, and also hy the fact that it
was thought worth hiding from the
Early on the nu.i ow I went to the
room of Senor SS'-idchind and sp il;e to
Jinn w itli a he:iv heart.
"Senor." f s:iid. 7voii will remember
that when I entered your service I told
you that I might lia've to leave it at
any moment. Xow I nin here to .say
that the time is come, for a messenger
lias arrived to summon me to the other
end of Mexico upon business of which
I may not speak, and to-morrow I must
start upon the journey."
"lam sorry "to hear it. Ignatio."he
answered, "for yon have been a good
friend to me. Still, you do well to sep
arate your fortunes 'from those of an
"And you. senor. do ill to speak thus
to me.'' I answered: "still, I forgive
you because 1 know that at times,
when the heart is sore, the mouth ut
ters words that are not meant. Listen,
senor: When you have eaten vour
nrcaictast, will you take a ride with
"Certainly, if von like. Tint where
do you want to ride to?"
"To another mine that is. or should
be, about two hours on horseback from
here, in a valley at the foot of vonder
xu uuur j.iicr we were ruling among
the mountains. I having left a message
for Molas to say that I should return
before dark. After a hard journev and
a long search, by good luelc. wc discov
ered a hole immediately beneath a
rock, large enough for a man to ereen
"Was this made by a coyote, or is
it the mouth of a mine?"'' the senor
"That, we can only find out by enter
ing it,'' I answered.' "Doubtless when
they shut down the mine the antiguos
would have left some such place as
this to ventilate the workings. Bring
the pickax, senor. ami w will soon
For ten minutes or morr we labored.
working in soft ground with pick and
spade till we bared the side of a tun
nel, which I examined.
"There is no need to trouble further."
I said, "this rock has been cut with
copper chisels, for here is the green of
the copper. Without doubt we have
found the mouth of the mine. Xow
give me the hammer and candles, nnrt
bring the leather bag for samples, and !
wr will enter." ',
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shall rule again from sea to sea. as they
did when the heart was whole."
"That is the "saving, lord. We learn it
in tjic ritual that is called 'Opening of
the II cart,' do wo not? and in this ritual
that half which you wear is named
'Day,' since it can be seen, and that
half which Is lest is named 'Night,'
since, though present, it is not seen, and
it is told to us that the 'Day' and the
'Night' together will make one perfect
circle, whereof the center is named the
'Ileart of ' Heaven, of which these
things are the symbol. Is it not so?"
'It is so, Molas."
"Good. Now listen. That which was
lost is found, the half which is named
'Night' has appeared in the land, for I
have seen it with my eyes, and it is to
tell you of it that I have traveled
"Speak on," I said.
"Lord, yonder in Chiapas there Is a
ruined temple, and to that temple have
come a man and a woman, his daughter.
The man is old and fiercc-cyed, a terri
ble man, and the girl is beautiful ex
ceedingly. "There in the ruins they have dwelt
these four months and more, and the
man practices tho art of medicine, for
he is a great doctor, and has wrought
many cures, though he takes no money
in payment, "but food onlv.
"Now it chanced, lord, that my wife,
whom I married hut two years ago,
was very sick, so sick that the village
doctor could do nothing for her.
Therefore the fame of the old Indian
who dwelt in the ruined temple having
reached mc, I determined to visit him.
He was an aged man, elad in a linen
robe only, very light iu color, with long
white beard and hair, a nose hooked
like a hawk's beak, and fierce eye.s that
seemed to pierce those he looked upon
and to read their most secret thoughts."
" 'Greeting, brother.' he said, speak
ing our own tongue, but with a strange
accent, and using many words that arc
unknown to me. 'What brings you
"Then he looked at me awhile, and
"'Say. brother, are von sick at
"Now. lord, when I heard those words
of which you know the mtaning I was
so astounded that I almost fell back
ward down the ruined stair, but recov
ering n". -elf I tried him ; it'i : s:,m. and
lo! he .nisw-ered it. 'I i-n I tried him
with the second sitrn. .mil the third,
and the fourth, and so on up to the
twelfth and h an-wer-l liieni all.
though not always as wv u.e them.
Then I paused, and he s.ii.l:
"'You hav p-'SM' I till ' r of the
sanctuary: enter, brother, and draw on
to the al'-n
'Kill I shoo! eiy head, for I could
not. Xe"t he tried tie with various
signs and Strang, words that have to
do with the iniuost iMystcries. but I was
not able to answer them, though at
times I saw their drift.
" You have some knowledge.' he
said. 'yet you but stand at the foot of
the pyramid, whereas I watch the stars
from its crest, warming my hands at
the eternal fire."
"None of mv order have more,
lord.' I answered, "save t lie very high
est." "Then there :i'. hiirher in the land?"
he asked, eagerly, but st.irted sudden
ly, and. looking round, w cut on without
waiting for an answer: 'Yon are in sor
row, child of the heart, and have come
from one who was sick to the death: to
your biisines-. and per.'hance we will
speak of these matters afterwards."
''First, lord." I s.iid. 'I have brought
an offering. and I set down :i basket at
'"' Sifts nre -rood between brethren."
lie replied: 'moreover, in this barren
place food i- welcome. Come hither.
(laughter, and take what Hits stranger
"As he spoke a lady ca.nc forward
through the archway. drev-ed. like her
father, in a white robe of tine fabric,
hut Homcwhat worn. I looked at her.
and it is truth, lord, that for the second
time I went near to falling, for so great
was the loveliness of this girl that
my heart turned to water within me.
"The ladj-. whov name was Maya,
looked at me carelessly, and took the
basket. Following her through the
archway to the terrace beyond. I set out
the matter of ray wife's' illness to the
doctor or rather to him who passes as
a doctor, and who is named Zibalbay.
or Watcher praying that he would
eome to the village and minister to
" 'ft would be of little use. brother.'
he said, sadly, 'seeing that your wife is
now dead. I felt her spirit pass us as
we talked together in the gateway."
"Then talcing my hand Zibalbay. the
Watrher, spoke great woids to ra'e in a
solemn voice that seemed to soothe me
as the song of a mother soothes a rest
less child, for he talked with certainty
as one who has knowledge and vision
of thoe who have gone beyond.
" 'Listen!' he went on. 'I come from
far with this maiden, my daughter, and
, we are not what we serin, but who and
. what we are now is not the hour to
i tell. This is the purpose of our cotn-
to find that whieh is not one. hut
that whieh is not lost, but
rerchnnee. brother, von can
THK I.KCXXD or TKB Htlur
When I had gone a few paces down
the hole it widened suddenly ho that.
were able to stand npritrht and liirht divide!
our candles. Now there was no doubt I hidden.
tn.ii we were in tne tunnel of an old point th path to it.' and he paused
mine, a rudeby-dug shaft that turned ! and looked at me with bis plerciif
this way and that as it followed the eves.
windings of the ore body. ' "Xow. lord. I understood to what his
Along this tunnel wc went for thirty , words had referene-. for are they not:t
or forty paces, creeping over the fallen i part of the ritual of the service." 'Onen
bowlders and twinting ourselves be- I mg of the Heart?
interest to the women and young people of the household.
tween the brown stalactites that in the
'Course of aires Imit frkrtn.w! .,... l.
- "c ...... iit I.IIIPII CIIV.
$6 TO $10 A SUIT.
"'U is enough. I
A Special Contract $&tf&Rta The j?e'sterrf?n:lrt ": -c to know when- that which
j jpicnma journal anu j,ii,w an ol)stadp t).ft barrC(, our frti,er is hidden can be brought, to li.rht. an,l
progress, a huge, mass of rock, which at if it dwells in this land for 1 huve
j some t:me or other hd fallen from the. j journeyed far to seek it "
roof of the tunnel and blocked it. I " 'It'dwells here I 9!umi t.- r
. looked at it and said: j have beheld it with my eves. a,l he
.Now. senor. I think thstl wr shall : Jniards if. wlin ' it .-rC.r.
" Tan you lead me to him. brother?
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have to go back. You remember the
writing tells us that this mine. h1
I though so rich, was unsafe because of
! the rottenness of the rock. Doubtless
j they propped it in the old das. but
' the IhnlMTs hare decayed long ngo."
; "Yes." he nnswered"uc candoi.o-. I.
Jcs ; luff "fre without Jietp. and. I;:i.itio. I
No. for I have no such commands:
but perhaps I can bring him to you.
tbouvfh I must journey by sea and "land
to find him that is. If hi wills to eome.
Give mr proofs, lord, or I do not start
on thN errand.
U ill h- beheve that which
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" 'Then lookf' said the man, aacL,
opening his robe at the neck, he kneeled,
down in the light of the fire.
"There, lord, upon his breast hung
that which has been hidden from our
sight since the sons of Quetzal, the god,
ruled in the land, the counterpart of
the severed symbol which is upon yonr
breast. That is all my story, lord.
Now I. Ignatio, listened amazed, for
the thing was marvelous.
"Did the man send me no further
message?' I asked.
"None. He asked mc if I had money,
and without waiting to be answered he
gave me two handfuls of lumps of
molded gold from a hide bag, whereof
each lump was stamped with the sym
bol of the heart."
"Let me see one." I said.
"Alas! my lord Ignatio, I have none,
the floor and you will understand the
reason. I come, senor, I come!" And
she fled from the room.
So soon as the girl was gone the senor
went to the door and locked it, then h
returned and said:
"What does all this mean, Ignatio?"
I did not answer, but, pushing aside
one of the beds, I searched the floor be-,
neath. it. It was discolored in several
places. Next I pulled the blankets of?
the beds and examined the webbing
that formed the mattresses to discover
that this also was stained, though
slightly, for it had been washed. Then
"Men have died in these beds, senor,
and the stains were made by their
blood. It would seem that the gnesta
of Don Pedro sleep well, first they aro
drugged, then they are murdered, and
it is for this purpose that we have been
Inrcd to the house. Well, we expected
"Do not despond," 1 answered. "We
are warned in time and therefore, 1
think, shall escape by the help of that
girl and the other Indians in the place,
since in an hour every one of them will
kno.v who we are, and be prepared to
risk their lives to savo us. Now let ni
make ready and go among these men
with a bold face, for of this yon may be
sure, that nothing will be attempted
till late at night, when they think us
sleeping. Have 3"ou understood, Mo
las?' "Yes," answered the Indian.
"Then watch here, or in the outer
room until wc return, and should the
girl come, learn all you can from her as
to the whereabouts of the old doctor
and his daughter, anil other matters,
for when she knows you to be of the
order she will sneak Have you been
recognized by any one?"
'"I think not, senor. When we en
tered it wts too dark for them to see."
'Good. Then keep out of their way,
if possible, do the best you can with tho
girl, and take note of all that passes.
When we reached the end of the din
ing hall Don l'edro -lid from his
I hammock to thcwmud and. taking the
senor by the hautl. said:
"Let me introduce ou to my ovcr
Iseer. the Senor SmitliVmui Teviis. He
is an American, and will be glad to
meet one who can seak Lnglish. for,
I notwithstanding much practice, his
! Spanish is none of the best."
I he senor oocd and the American
desperado spoke to him iu Knglish,
wearing a grin on hi -. face like a wicked
dog as he did so. though I do not know
what he said. Thru Don l'edro eon-duet-
d iiijit to a pl.iee of honor ut tho
bend of the ttibl . t'sat beside his own
teat, while I was ,-d loanother table ut
a little distance, .here my meat was
served to in alone, since, .is an Indian
of pure blood. I . .is not thought 'it for
tin company of these cross-bred curs.
Don .lose having taken his place at thu
further end of the tabic with the
Americano, the meal l-eirnn. and an ex
cellent one it wt-.
'Try some more ,f this l.tirgundy,"
said Don l'edro when the dishes lfnd
been removed, tilling his tumbler for
the seventh or eighth time: "it is the
right stuff, straight from France,
though it never paid dut." and he
winked his leaden eye.
"Your health, senor. and may yon
live to do many such brave deeds as
that of yesterday, when you saved my
son from the sea. Hy the way, do you
knmv that on board that ship they said
that you had the evil eye and bronght.
her to wreck: yes, and your long-faced
companion, the Indian, also."
'Indeed. I never heard of it before."
answered the senor with a laugh; '"but
if so our evil eyes shall not trouble yon
for long, as we propose to continue our
-Nonsense, irienu. nonsense: you
don't suppose that I believe in
that sort of rubbish, do you?
We say many things that we
do not believe, just for a joke; thus,"
and he raised his voice so that I could
hear him at my table, "your companion
there is he not named Ignatio? told a.
story to my disadvantage on board the
hip, which I am sure he did not be
lieve.'" and suddenly he stared at me
and added insolently: "I.") it not so,
"If you seek my opiuion, Don Pedro,"
I auswered, leaning forward and speak
ing very clearly, "1 can say that it i
unprofitable to" repeat words that are
said, or to remember deeds that are
done with. If I spokp certain words, or
if in the past you did certain deeds,
here beneath your hospitable roof Is
not the place to recall them."
"Quite so. Indian, quite so; yon talk:
like an oracle, as .Montezuma used to
talk to Cortes, till the conqueror found
a way to teach him plain speaking a
great man. Cortes, he understood how
to deal with the Indians." Then he
spat upon the floor, and, having looked
down the table, spoke to-the senorin a
somewhat anxious voice, "Tell me."
he said, "for your sight is better than
mine, how many there are present here
"Counting my friend, thirteen," he
"I thought so." said onr host, with an
oath, "and it is too late to mend mat
ters now. Well, may the saints, and J
they should be thick about a monastery,
avert the omen. I see vou think me "a
"Not at all." he answered. "I am
rather superstitious myself, and dislike,
sitting down thirteen fo a table. '
"So do I. so do I. Senor Strickland.
Listen, last time we dined thirteen in
this room there were-two travelers here.
Americans, friends of Don Smiti., who
were trying to open up a trade in these
parts. They drank more; than wat
good for them, and the end of it was
thnt in the night they quarrelled and
killed each other yonder in the abbot'n.
chamber, where you are sleeping
poor men. poor men! There was tronblu
about the matter at the time, but Don.
Smith explained to his countrymen and
I it came to nothing.
I "Indeed." answered the ssnor. "It
ws stranire that two drunken men
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