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Bf R;CROCKETT. Author o "ffie&tfcfa&tio
"So." ho said, as ho faced tho
secretary, now somewhat composltely
j styled, Johann, Count von Leon, "so
v y young Bprlngald, you think to court a
'foolish princess. You play upon her
with your pretty words and graceful
compliments. That Is an agreeable
relaxation. Only you hnve In addi
tion to reckon with mo, Ivan, heredi
tary Prlnco of Muscovy."
And with a sweep of his hand
across his body ho drew his sword
from Its sheath.
Tho sword of tho you f secretary
camo Into hand with equal swiftness.
"Follow me, Count von Loen," said
And wUh his lithe and springy walk
tho Prlnco of Muscovy passed again
Into the alleys of the rose garden till
ho reached tho first open space, where
. ho turned upon tho secretary.
; "Wo aro arrived," ho said, "our busi
ness Is so pressing, and will bo so
quickly finished, that there Is no need
for tho formality of seconds. Though
I honor you by crossing my sword
with yours, It Is a mere formality. I
havo such skllt of tho weapon, as I
laro say report has told you, that you
may consider yourself dead already.
Dut Johann Pyrmont had been
trained In a school which permitted
no such windy preludes, nnd with tho
fencer's smllo on his face ho kept
j his silence. Ills sword would an
swer all such boastings, and that In
And so It fell out.
From tho very first crossing of the
swords Prlnco Wasp found himself
opposed by a quicker ?yo, a firmer
wrist, a method and sc'anco Infinitely
superior to his own. His most dash
ing attack was ropolled with apparent
case, yet with a subtlety which Inter
posed nothing but tho most delicate
of guards and parries between Prlnco
Ivnn and victory. This gradually In
furlatcd tho prlnco. till suddenly los
ing his temper ho stamped his foot In
anger and rushed upon his foo with
tho truo Muscovite lire.
But lot tho blado was turned aside,
tho long-delayed answering thrust
glittered out, and tho secretary's
I sword stood a couple of hand-breadths
In tho boaster's shoulder.
Tho prlnco staggered, cried out
somo unlntclllglblo words In tho Mus
covite language and pitched forward
slowly on his face among tho tram
pled leaves and blown rose-petals of
the nalaco garden.
Tho secretary grew paler than his
w wont, and ran to lift his fallen enemy.
7 But, all unseen, other eyes had watch
' ed tho combat, nnd from tho door by
which they had entered, and from
behind tho trees of tho surrounding
glade, there camo tho nolso of pound
ing footsteps and flerco cries of
"Selzo him! Kill hlml Tear hlra to
pieces I Ho has slain tho good prince,
tho friend of tho people I Tho Prince
Ivan Is dead!"
The secretary eyed this unkempt
hordo with haughty scorn, nnd his
fcarloss attitude as ho striped his
stained sword through his handker
chlof and throw tho linen away, had
something to do with tho fact that the
rabblo halted at tho dlstanco of half
a dozen yards nnd for mnny minutes
contented thorasolvcs with hurling
oaths and Imprecations at him.
At last thoy did como on, not all
together, but In irregular, undiscip
lined rushes. Johann's sword streaked
out this way and that. Thoro was an
answering cry of pain, a turmoil
nmong tho assailants as a wounded
man whirled his way backward out of
tho press. Hut this could not last
for long. Tho odds wero too great.
Then suddenly camo a voice: "Dack,
on your lives, dogs and traltqrsl Ger-
a" & '' iPSlf
The prince staggered.
I mans to tho resctio! Danes, Touts,
Northmen to tho roscuol"
I Following tho direction of tho
) sound, Johann saw a young man drlvo
through tho press, his sword bare In
Uj his hand, his oyes glittering with ox-
fm cltomont. It was tho Danish prisoner
II of tho guard-hall at Kernsborg, that
samo Sparhawk who had fought with
fi Werner von Orscln.
M Tho secretary placed himself back
H to back with his ally, and their two
I bright blades waved every way.
B A second tlmo tho courngo of tho
I , crowd worked itself up, and thoy
H camo on,
B Thoso boforo would have gladly
H fallen behind but could not for the for-
ward thrust of their friends'. Still tho
ring narrowed, nnd the pair of gallant
fighters would doubtlessly have been
swept away had not a diversion come
to alter the face of things.
Out of the gato which led to the
wing of the palace occupied by tho
Princess Margaret burst a little com
pany of halberdiers, at sight of whom
tho crowd gave suddenly back The
Princess herself was with them.
"Tako all prisoners, and bring them
within." she cried. "My brother Is
from homo, or you dare not thus brawl
In tho very precincts of tho palace!"
And at her words the soldiers ad
vanced rapidly. A further diversion
was caused by tho Sparhawk sudden
ly cleaving a way through tho crowd
and setting off at full speed In the
direction of tho river.
The Princess nnd her guard were
left with only tho secretary and the
unconscious body of the Prlnco of
"Sirrah," sho cried severely to the
former, "Is this tho first use you mako
of our hospitality, thus to brawl In the
street underneath my very windows
with our noble guest tho Prince Ivan?
Take him to my brother's room, and
keep him safely there to awnlt our
lord's return. Wo shall see what tho
Prince will say to this. And as for
this wounded man, take him to his
own apartments and let a surgeon be
sent to him."
So, merely detailing half a dozen to
enrry tho Prince to his chambers, tho
captain of tho guard conducted the
secretary to tho very room In which
an hour before ho had met tho brother
of tho Princess. Hero ho was con
fined, with a couplo of guards at tho
door. Nor had ho been long shut up
boforo ho heard tho quick step of the
Princess coming nlong tho passage
way. "So," sho said, ns soon ns tho door
was shut, "you havo killed Prince
"I trust not," said tho secretary,
gravely; "I meant only to wound him.
But ns he attacked mo I could not do
otherwise than defend myself."
"Tut," cried tho Princess. "I hope
you hnve killed him. It will bo good
rlddanco, and most like tho Muscovites
will send an army which, with your
Plassenburg to help us, will make n
pretty fight. It serves him right, at
all events, for Prlnco Wasp must al
ways be thrusting his sting into hon
"Tho laws aro strict against duel
ing," sho continued. "Tho Prlnco Ivan
is in high favor with my elder brother,
nnd .It will bo well that you aro seen
no more in Courtland for the pres
ent, that Is. But In a little tho Prince
Wasp will dlo or ho will recovor. In
either case tho affair will blow over
Then you will como back to teach me
more foreign customs."
She smiled and held out her hand.
Johann kissed It, perhaps without tho
fervor which might havo been expect
ed from a brisk young man thus high
ly fnored by tho fairest and sprlght
Host of princesses.
"To-night," sho wont on, "there will
bo a boat beneath that window. It
will bo manned by thoso whom I can
triiBt. A ladder of ropo will bo thrown
to your casement. By it you will de
scend, and with a good horso and a
sufficient escort you can rldo either
to Plassenburg or to Kernsborg,
which is nearer, and tell Joan of the
Sword Hand that her sister tho Prin
cess Margaret, spnd you to her."
Sho went to tho door, and with her
fingers on tho handlo sho turned her
hend about with a pretty, vixenish
expression. "I am so glad you stung
tho Wasp. I lovo you for it!" "she
At seven It grow dark, and at ten
all was nulot In tho city. Tho river
rushed swiftly beneath, and tho nolso
of It, ns tho water lnpped against tho
stone foundations of tho summer pal
ace, helped to dlsgulso tho nolso of
oars, as tho boat a dark shadow upon
greyish wafer, detached Itself from
tho opposite shoro and nppronched tho
window from whoso open casoment
Johann Pyrmont looked out.
A low whlstlo camo from under
neath, and presently followed tho soft,
roovlng whisk of a coll of ropo ns It
passed through tho window nnd fell nt
his feet. Tho secretnry looked nbout
for something to fasten It to, nnd final
ly decided upon tho Iron uprights of
tho Brent desk nt which tho Prlnco
hnd stood earlier In the dny.
No sooner was this dono than Jo
hann sot his foot on tho top round nnd
bognn to descend, Tho bont seemed
very far awny, a moro spot of black
noss upon tho river face.
But presently, and whllo mnklng up
his mind to practico the gymnastic of
ropo ladders quietly at homo, ho mado
out a man holding tho lndder, whllo
two others with grappled boat hooks
kopt the boat steady faro and aft.
A shrouded flguro sat In tho sternv
Tho secretary was handed from ono
to tho othor of tho rowers till ho
ronched tho shrouded flguro In tho
"Draw this about you, Count," a low
volco whispered, and In another mo
ment Johann found himself under Ilio
shelter of ono cloak with thnt daring
slip of nobility, tho Prlncoss Mnrgurct
They touched tho shoro almost at
tho place where- tho Sparhawk hnd
landed In tho morning when ho es
capod from tho city rabblo, and a
stono's throw further up tho bank they
found tho horses waiting, ready en
parlsoned for tho Journey.
So soon as he hnd distinguished tli-o
slim flguro of the secretary landing
from tho bont tho Spnrhawk appeared
on the crest of tho hill.
"Good-byol For the prosont, good
bye, denr Princess," said Johann, with
heart In his voice. "God knows, I can
never thank or repny you. My heart
Is heavy for that. I nm unworthy of
all your goodness."
"Lot there bo no talk of parting ex
cept for the moment," sho said. "Oo,
you aro my knight. Perhnps ono day,
If you do not forget mo, I may bo yet
far kinder to you!"
And with a kiss and a llttlo sob the
Princess sent her lover more and
moro downcast nnd discouraged by
reason of her kindness, upon his way.
So much did Ills obvious depression af
fect Margaret of Courtland that after
tho secretary had reached the top of
tho river bank, sho suddenly bade tho
rowers wait a moment before casting
looso from tho land.
"Your sword! Your sword!" sho
called aloud, risking any listener In
her eagerness; "you have forgotten
Now It chanced that the Sparhawk
had como up with tho llttlo party of
"Do not trouble, I will bring the
sword," ho Bald to Johann, with his
usual Impetuosity, and without a mo-
Found himself swaying over the dark
ment's hesitation ho flung himself
down the bank. Tho Princess had
leaped nimbly ashore, and was stand
ing with the sheathed sword In her
When she saw the figure como
bounding towards her down, tho pebbly
bnnk sho gavo n llttlo cry, and, drii
ping tho scabbard, sho threw hcraiSi?
Impulsively about tho Sparhawk's
"I could not lot you go like thnt
without ever telling you that I loved
you really, I mean," sho whispered,
whllo tho youth stood petrified with
astonishment, without sound or mo
tion. "I will marry none but you
neither Prlnco Ivan nor another. A
womnn should not tell a man that,
lest bo dcsplso her; but a princess
may, becauso tho man daro not toll
"And what said you7" asked tho
secretary of his companion, ns they
rodo together through tho night out
on their road to Kernsborg.
"Why, I said nothing speech was
not needed," quoth tho Dano coolly.
"Sho kissed you?"
Tho Dano shrugged his shoulders In
"Well, I tako what tho gods send,"
ho replied. "Sho was n pretty girl?
nnd hor Prlncess-shlp mndo no differ
onco In her kissing, so fnr ns I could
seo. I servo you to tho denth, my
Lady Duchess; but If a Prlnceps lovos
mo, by tho way, why, I am ready to In
dulgo hor to tho limit of her desires!"
"You are an accommodating youth,"
sighed tho secretary, and forthwith
returned to" his own melancholy
(To bo continued.)
Business Is Buslmss.
A story Is told of n mnn In Arkan
sas town who. In addition to his bolng
president of tho local board of nlder
men, wns also tho proprietor of tho
best hotol In tho plnco.
It nppcnrs that n visitor from tho
onst ono day remnrked to this mnn
that tho town might bo mndo a good
denl healthier If a certn.n lnrgo
swamp near by were drained-
"W-u-11." drnwled tho polltlclnn nnd
hotel mnn, "nil my hourdors says tho
samo thing. In my porsltlon ns pres
ident of tho board of aldermen I'd
shorely advocnto tho improvement in
n mlnuto of It wnrn't for ray son."
"Why," exclaimed tho easterner In
surprise, "why shoult? your son ob
ject?" "W-a-U, stranger," replied tho Ar
kansas mnn, "ho runs ho drug Btore."
From Harper's WcoMy,
The Coffee He Smuggled In.
Some yenrs npo n deputy collector
of Undo Sam's hold nn offlco down
on tho northern border of Mnlne. I.ato
ono fall, niter a busy henRon keeping
thbs on tho smugglers, ho deputy re
ceived n cnll from one of tho boys
around town, who Informed him "on
tho quiet" that n certain mnn living
somo ten miles back In the country
emugglcd In 100 pounds of coffee tho
Tired ns ho wns. tho dopuiv hitched
up IiIh tonm, nnd arrived nt tho farm
or's plnco Just boforo dark. Tho dep
uty told him wlint ho hnd hoaid. nnd
the farmer admitted, that ho still had
popso'don of tho goods. Invltlntr him
Into tho house, the farmer lntror'nr-pd
tho deputy to his wlfo, whom ho had
married In Cnmidn the dny before. Her
maiden name was Coffee, nnd she
weighed K.o rounds.
! MiSS AUSTIN, THE MODEL &
Tho blondo girl turned to mo with a
smllo, but, nt tho samo tlmo hor ovoa
wero swimming. "You aro vp-. .ool-j
tsh," snld sho. I drew ncaicr to her
and said softly: "You aro mistaken.
In your preseuco ovon a fool Is
wise," I went on moro rnpldly nnd
loudly. "To mo you tiro divine, perfect.
You aro u woman, a witch." 1 '
breathed deeply; sho had turnod away j
her oyes. "Oh, you must bollovo me,"
I finished lnmcly.
Miss Austin stood still nnd In tho ,
mellow light of tho moon I bow hor
breast rlso and fall, and hor voluptu- J
ous figure stood lllco :i beautiful living
statue. Shadow encircled tho gold of '
hor hair nnd hor hat hid hor forohoad,
but what 1 saw filled mo with n great
deslro and I could do no moro than
wish for It. The streets lay sllont be
fore us, behind us. toward tho lake,
somo blocks away, a cable car rumbled
occasionally; sparse passers-by looked
at us closoly. Why did sho not speak?
Ah, moon, torment and spirit dlvlno,
do not look upon mo as you did that
night. Your madness, which lulls nnd
wins tho tides, wns In my blood nnd
under tho large, fragrant California
trees with your rays flltorlng through
t stood in utter agony nnd waited. It
seemed a long tlmo before tho blondo
turned to mo and I looked Into hor
deep, sorlous oyes. Just now thoy
seemed so large and compelling that I
did not sco tho beautiful coutour of
her face In which tho orbs were set.
Ah, heaven and hell for mo lay with
her now and sho knew It not.
"Well." I said, with tho llttlo com
posure I had left
"You're n ery foolish boy," was all
she said. "You'vo said that boforo," I
told her, "and you don't bollovo It."
"No, I know it."
Theru was no hopo for mo now. 1
moved closer to hor until our nrms
touched. "Listen, Florence," I Raid,
"to mo you aro dtvlno. You nro my
queen. For you I could commit mur
der and every othor crime. For "
"Could you go homo?" "Ah, you
don't want mo to go do you, do you?"
I pleaded. I hnd culled her Florenco
and sho had said nothing. I felt ns big
as a staga lover. "Come," I said sober
ly, "If you want mo to go, of course,
Sho answered nothing. "I'll take It
I may stay," I said,
A breeze rustled In the leaves of tho
magnolia trco nbovo us.
"Do you remombcr tho first tlmo wo
saw ench other?" sho said.
"How can I forgot It? You wore dl
vlno In your pose of Venus," I an
swered. "You should not hnvo seen me," sho
supplemented. "That makes all tho
"Why Larrlng told mo ho had a
model direct from the gods. I could
not stay away."
"Mr. Larrlng Is no gentleman."
"Why, Miss Austin, what an edict.
Larrlng would never breatho a word
against you. Ho's an artist and ho
saw the Ideal perfection of your faco
and form. That Is all. Ho know what
a vain sonrch I had mndo for Just
bucIi a being ns you and ho askod mo
Into his studio."
"And when you saw mo?" sho nsked,
nnd I saw tho color rlso and flood hor
"When I saw you I went wild. You.
wero tho divinity of my search."
"You aro wild yet," sho saldv
"I am sane," I answered. "And
havo been since tho tlmo wo called on
your mother. Only there are times
when I loso my control nnd then I say
things that hurt you."
"You'vo nover said anything to hurt
me," sho said.
"I'm so glad," I answored, conven
tionally. "Hut listen to mo. I can never bo
anything to you becnuso of that after
noon in tho studio. You camo to seo
me, a model, becauso your artist
friend told you It would bo 'worth
your whllo to como nnd sco mo. Ho did
not sny that I was a stunning girl you
could add to your list of acquaint
ances, thnt Is to your logltlmato ac
quaintances." I trlod to say somothlng.
"Don't Interrupt mo, ploaso."
Our arms did not touch any moro.
"You camo and you saw mo. I pleased
you. Thoro wns somothlng nbout you
that wns different from othor men.
But to-night I am nfrald of you."
I took heart ngnln.
"I nm not through yot. Whon you
camo Into tho studio I was not ex
pecting you. Thoro was no tlmo to
throw nny clothing over mo. I thought
Mr. Larrlng took It for grnnted that I
was posing for him alone and not for
you. My chaperon told mo that such
-an arrangemont hnd boon undorstood.
Oh, 1 hato Mr. Larrlng!" sho ox
claimed. There was sllenco for a spaco.
' "If I had mot you In a Iegltlmnto
way It would havo been different."
"Why do you uso tho word Iegltl
mnto? Wore wo not Introduced In tho
propor wny? Answer mo, Florence"
My courngo had como back to mo.
What a foolish fight sho was making.
"You must not, no, you must not
call mo that. It Is hotter that you go
"But listen, dear," I nnswored. I
wns by her sldo again. "Why didn't
you have all thoso Bcruples at first?
You lot mo call, why lot mo tako you
out? What has my conduct been?"
"Perfect," nnd sho smiled.
"Ah, then why do you say all thoso
things now and didn't say thorn then?
"Becauso I couldn't," sho snld.
I folt strongor thnn ovor now,
"And now you would drlvo me
rwnv?" I askod, tenderly.
"Now I'm going to," sho snld, look
"Why?" I naked. I put my arm
around her but she resolutely put m
"Becatuo you do not respect mo,"
I was sllont.
"Do you?" sho askod. She was
looking stialght nt mo.
"Why, my dear girl," I answered,
"of course I do. This Is foolish."
"It is not foolish," sho said. "Do
yon respect mo very much?"
"Vory much," I humored hor.
"Enough enough," and her volco
broke u. ul I held hor In my nrms.
"My bird, my dovo," I cooed, "I'vo
put you in verso u hundred times. You
aro my Inspiration."
"It's all words with you," she mur
mured, "but, no, you mustn't do that."
"Lot mo kiss you once."
"No, 1 can't," I kissed hor. "Oh, you
musn't do thnt."
"Lot mo kiss you again."
I hold her tightly to me. "Oh, you
arc cruel," sho snld.
"You are divine," I assured hor.
"Words again. You had bettor let
me go, Mr. Kason. After you havo an
wercd a certain question."
"Any question, sweotheart. Flro
"Oh, It may sound foolish, but It
moans everything to mo. Would you
would you "
Instinctively I know what was com
ing. My hands dropped from her.
"No, you couldn't," sho snld.
"What a wonderful brnln you hnve.
I am afraid I don't understand." But
"Would you no I can't tell you.
You must go."
"Toll mo now," I said. I would not
let her off easily.
"You must know and yot"
"Tell mo" I said. Her breath camo
short nnd foil on my cheek.
"Would you mnrry mo?" Hor volco
wns a whlspor. So that was It.
"Am I to consider this In tho light
of n proposeal?" I asked, smiling, but
sho hud removed tho Inst prop.
"You must forglvo mo," she said,
"but aftor the sceno of tho studio I
"I am sorry," I said.
"So am I," sho answored, "Good
night, Mr. Hason."
"Goodnight, Miss Austin." I raised
my hat and watched hor as sho went
to tho door of her houso which stood
back of tho tall magnolia. A dull moon
was shining down. I had a cynical
smllo for It. No, I could not marry
Miss Austin, the model. Sho was a
1 good girl, however, und I was too
1 much of a gentleman to lie to hor.
(Copyright, 1000, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
FAMED SPRINGS OF VEBNET.
Town Amid Mountains Called the
Paradise of the Pyrenees.
A correspondent writes: "Vcrnot
calls Itself on Its noto pnpor tho para
dise of tho Pyrenees nnd it lias cer
tainly somo Justification for this pieco
of conceit, for a more beautiful llttlo
placo I hnvo seldom como across,
night nway up on tho wild vnlloys of
tho eastern Pyrenees, which llo closo
to tho Spanish frontlor, tho green oasis
which surrounds Vernet adds a charm
to tho scenery and gives nn air of
freshness and coolness which mnkes
ono qulto forgot oven in mid-August
tho hot, dusty Journey ncross Franco.
"Vernet 1b, of courso, first and fore
most. Vornet-les-Ilnlns owos its ox-'
istenco, so fnr ns tho outsldo world Is
concorned to tho wealth of mineral
springs, which nro said to bo in their
way as efficacious as thoso of tho hot
ter known resorts of tho western
Pyrenees. It is clnlmod for Vornot
nnd with Justice that Its sulphurous
waters, whllo efllcaclous In tho euro of
nourasthonln, rheumatism and some
affections of tho skin, are not so
strong as thoso of othor places and
can thoroforo bo safely used by pa
tients whoso constitutions aro not vig
orous enough to stand tho moro pow
erful springs of tho westorn Pyrenees.
It has the furthor ndvantago of bolng
open all tho' year round and arrango
mcntB uro mado -for continuing the
treutmont not only In spring and au
tumn, but during tho comparative!)
mild winter. Tho amount of water Is
enormous In fnct, n largo Itomar,
swimming bath Is entirely fed by the
mineral springs. "
"Vornot Is, howovor, more thnn f
moro health resort. It is a charming
contor for tourists, though I shoulc
ndviso tlicHo to avoid If posslblo the
hot summer months nnd como Ir.
spring or autumn, Ovor 2,000 fcoi
abovo tho sea, It Is trco from tho great
hent, nnd tho pretty green park whlcn
surrounds tho Kstabllssoment Is al
ways kopt fresh, full udvantngo belnn
'tnken of tho many streamlotH which
run down from tho mountain sldo.
There nro endless climbs und wnlks
ovor tho mountains, from 10,000-foot
Canlgou downward, whllo Mont Louis,
nnd Bourg Madam, tho Inst town on
tho French sldo, ns well ns I'ulcorda,
tho first on tho Spanish, nro all within
easy reach. Thoro aro plenty of trout
In tho many streams running Into the
valloy of tho Tet and it is said that
thoro nro mnny 'iznrd,' n kind of
chamois, in tho mountain. I certainly
saw oijo brought In on tho day of tho
opening of tho 'chnsso.' Living Is ns
you llko to hnvo it; tho company
which runs tho Kstnbllssomont hns ho
tels with prices to suit all purses."
Mahomet's Jeweled Tomb.
Tho tomb or Mahomot Is covered
wtlh Jowela worth $12,500,000.
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shot Corporal Anthony Brtdger, also
of company M, at Wlgel's saloon,
In Vancouver, Wash. Brldger died of
his wounds an hour later.
sA civil service examination will b
held at tho usual places in each state,
November 4, for railway mall clerks,
salary $800. Tho following vacancies
exist tn tho Intormountaln states:
Utah, 5; Idaho, 2; Novada, 1.
Superior Judge Frater of Seattle
fixed tho ball of William Constantlne,
who shot and wounded hjs son-in-law, H
Jesso Hall, nt $10,000. Tho physicians H
attending Hall declare thnt he will re- H
cover if no complications develop.
A building boom i on at Goldflold,
Novada, and contractors aro unablo to
got men enough to do the work. Car-
penters nro offered from $0 to $8 a
day. At least fifty buildings are un
completed becauso of tho lack ol
Tho third annual convention of ths H
Wyoming State Federation of Wo- H
men's Clubs was held In Laramie last H
week, with clubs represented from H
Choyenne, Laramie, Sheridan, Cody, H
Wheatland, New Castle, Casper and H
Two wooks ago C. 13. Bunnor of H
Ramsey, Novada, ono of tho towns of
tho Groenwntor district, went pros- H
pectlng and ho has not been heard of H
since Every effort Is bolng .mado to tsim
nnd him, but not a traco of him can H
bo obtained. H
Brlgham Wlllard Young, who states H
ho Is a grandson of tho famous Mor- 'H
mon lender, was sentenced at Seattle H
last week to throo years In the state H
penitentiary at Walla Walla for ob- M
talnlng money under false pretenses H
by forged drnfts. H
Mrs. Edward Stclyman, wlfo of a H
ranchman living a few miles bolow H
Lander, Wyo., on Llttlo Popo river, iB
committed suicide by Jumping In tho iBfl
rlvor in a temporary nt of Insanity. H
Mrs. Stclyman had boon In an asylum H
before, where sho attempted suicide H
Five steamships bringing a total of H
$971,300 In gold and a total of ,1098 H
passengers, arrived In Seattle in one H
day from Alaska. This makes a' rec- H
ord for Soattld. Two of tho steamers B
wero from Nome ono from southeast-
cm Alaska. HBfl
A sorlous accident occurred at Hop- HBV
pors, nlno miles west of Livingston, flBV
Mont,, In which two mon lost their HftV
lives and ftvo wore seriously Injured. HBb
Tho accident occurred on tho railroad BV
construction work that js being pushed
Just west of tho city. A big rock
dropped on a trestlo, which gavo way
and roll on tho men. HAV
Tho nnal heats of tho Black Hills' H
stake of tho National coursing meet
wore run at Hot Springs, S. D., last
weok. Tho Btako wuu divided be BV
twoen Miss Flora, and Wild Ous, both HH
dogs belonging to tho konncls ot Ton
kin & Sandors of Butte, Mont. Tho fflR
weather was wnrm aud tho hares and MfHfi
hounds wero font. Hlfl
. A sonsnllon was caused at La .Sjip
Grando, Ore, when tho grand Jury of jftjaf
Union county reported Indictments gWL
against J. C. Smith, a saloon keeper, tM
charging him with having brlbod fjmi
niombora of tho city council ot La wSsf
Grando, and against Councllmou E. "ilVi'
V, Bnrtlott and S. A. Gurdlnor, chnrs fr'
ing thorn with nccoptlng bribes. ?'t
Senator Nixon of Novada hoads tho T?fe
list of a party of Noyadn capitalists jj
who wore given authority by tho comp- lhjj-i&
troller of tho currency lust wpok to " ftM
organlzo tho Nixon National bank ot ,J(ftjF
lteno, Nov., with a capital stock ot ''fi:
Flro which broke out In tho Palace Qffljtj!
saloon at Goldflcld, Novada, dostroyod Hl
that place, together with threo othor BVJ
buildings ,and tor n tlmo It was H
feared tho main portion ot tho tow a BH
would bo destroyed. Tho loss Is oat,!- v BH
mated at $100,000 H