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TTT7 7 TV jT'T J 1 ri 1 m n v tv riroin i UJKJ 2AJJ IVdLlD VOL. XVIII. ST. HELENS, OREGON, FBIDAY, SErTEMBEB 13, 1901. NO. 39. 1--1L Jl a Tfis Craft's CHAPTER X. It lb autumn holiday tint friend in U matK bo blieiied I visiting gratlaud, were Invited to atop at Mount Marten on tnelr Jr Highland: 1K( w, rli sioiutmiicd la meet tb neigh bors ur lh Linley t dluncr on the Ir ar rival. The time W yearly festival luul mi com ru'""1 "f"1"! (h ' aw in lt' bouses Hud Mr. and Mr. IJn If; were occupied In maklug their ar ' nwlmrpl for the dinner parly. gidney'a agitation at tit prospect of sjertlag I lie ladlea In lb drawing room sja.il a charm of lla own to the lluh oo ktf fre. Hhyly following, Inatcad of Wading her little companion Into tb nwui, j aho pn-wnttHl alien charming appear law of youth and beauty that the ladlea Mined in tli-lr talk to look at ber. Bom few .luiircd KUtjr'a governess with gen erous Interest; lb greater number doubt ti Mr. IJuley' prudenre In engaging girl so very pretty and an my young. Wbco lb gentlemen ram In from the otaaer table. Hydney wan composed nguib tu ailiulre the brilliant aoene, and M wonder again, aa aba had wondered al ready, what Mr. Unley would aay to ber arw ilmu. He looked at her with momentary fer for of Interest and admiration wbU'h Bade Hydiiey gratefully and gnlllleealy at tarbnl to bim, trvuil.l with pleeaurei be ma stepped forward a If to approach her, checked himself, and want back again atom hi (Ural. Tb on neglected per oo whom h uoivt tb btoknl at aaaln, m tha utr lrl to whom hla approval lb brralb of her Uf- I Krirndly Mr. MarlCdwIu tou.hwl bor arm. "My dir, you ara k4n your prat tj rolnr. Ara you orrrvouw hy the batt Shall 1 lak you Into tb nxt roomr dnry aipwaawl hrr alnwra nr of th lady'a klndnmo. llrt eommonplaw rirunr wa a trna ! abt bad a hi-ad-arb; and aba aakrd lf to ralln to her roam. Apiiracbln lb door, thara aha fonnd btrarlf faiti to far with Mr. WnUy. Il kid jut Imh-o giving dlrrrtion to oar of tb M-rranl. and waa re-entering lb drawing room. Oh atoppt-4, trembling and cold; but, in the errjr Inlendly of her wrelrhwloeaa, ah found eourage enough to rak to hlui. "Vou aeem to avoid me, Mr. Mnley," ah organ, ieaking with an air of formal rwiiert, and keeping her ye on the ground. "I hope" aba beallated, nd draperalely looked at him "I ht 1 haven't done anything to offend vou 7" In her knowledge ot him, op to that mbwrable evenlug, be conaiaolly aiwka to her with a aoille. Khe bad never yet eeeo him iio acrloua and ao iualleotlv a he waa now. Ilia erea, wandering round the room, retedoa Mr. Unley brilliant aud brauiiful. and tauxbtng gayly. hy wa he looking at hla wife with plain algo of etnbarrannient In hi facef Hydney pile oulv neraUled In reneatlng ber Innoeent quvallou: "1 h 1 haven't done anything to offend your' "My drar rbild. It I Impoaaikle that you abould offend me; you have mlaundentuod and ntUlaken nie. Dou't uppoe pray don't auppoae that I am rbanged or ran vet be changed toward you." II ein- phaalaed the kind lulentiou which tbeae word revealed by giving brr hla hand. Hot the next moment he drew back. There waa no dlgullng It, be drew bark a If be wihrd lo get away from her. (the nolieed that hia Up war Hrmly rloc ed and hi eyebrow knitted In frown: be looked like man who waa forcing himself to lulnult to aoina hard net-eeaiiy that ha haled or feared. ttydney left tha room la despair. lie had denied In the plalneat and klndeat tvrma that he waa rhanged toward her. Waa that not enough? It waa nothing like enough. The facta were there to apeak for theniaelvea; he waa an altered nan; anxiety, aorrow, remorae ona or the other eeemed to have got poaaeealon of him. Judging by Mr. Liulry'a gayety of manner, hla wife could not poavlbly have been lakeo Into bia confidence. What did It mean? Ob, tb uaeleaa, hopele queallonl And yet, again and again ah aiked beraelf; What did It mean? Tb dinner party came to an end; the neighbor bad taken their departure; and the ladie at Mount Morven bad retired for the night. On tha way to her room Mr. Treaty knocked at her daughter' door. "I want to apeak to you, Catherine," abe aaid, "I am the bearer of rood new. When w tod It neeeaaary to get rid of Miaa Weater- Beld Mr. Llnley'e indignation expreaaed It eif by a look which, for th moment at leant, reduced ber mother to aolenc. "Do you mean to tell me, mamma, that yon har aaid to Herbert what you aaid Juit now to me?" "Certainly. I mentioned It to Herbert In the coiira of tb evening. He waa excemilvely rude. II aaid, 'Tell Mre. MarKdwItt to mind her own buaineaa." "What haa Mr. MacEdwtn to do with (IT naked Mr. Linley. "If you will only let me apeak, Cath erine, I ahall be happy to explain inyaclf. You aaw Mra. Mu.VdwIn talking to me t (be party. That good lady'a bead-a feeble head, aa all her frlenda admit been completely turned by Mla Wnt erfli-ld. If. b any lucky chance, Miw Wenterfleld hniioen to be diaenicngcd in tlie future, Mr. MacKdwIn'a bouo la 0M'i to her at her own time and on her own trnna. 1 pronilaed to apeak to you on the aubject, and I perform my prom le. Think over It; I atrongly advlae you to tbluk over It." Even Mr. Unlpr'a aood nature declln d to aubiult to thla. "1 aball certainly not tbluk over what cannot poiwlbly happen, ahe aaid. "f lood nlirht. mamma." Mr. Treaty paaaed through the dreaa Ing room on her way out. The way to her own bed chamber led ber by the door of Sydney', room. Bh amldenly topped; the door waa not ahut. Tbla waa In ilaelf (I 1 11 Hill pinna gltrtitmtnnrtlh. A at rift aenae of duty conducted Mra. Treaty next Into the room: anit vn eneournired her to ! Proach the bed on tiptoe. The bed wa "npty; the clothe bad not been dlturbeu line, it bad been made in the moruluy! ml ta If lb boil bad not been full of aueat. Mra. Treaty would bava raiaed ao alarm. A thing were, the fear of a nornlM aeandal, which the family might hav rea mm to regret, forced her to art with cau tion. Meditating In Ibe retirement ot her own room, ahe arrived at a wine and wary declaloli. Uueniug Ibe door by few Incite ah placed a chair behind ibe opening In poult loii which commanded a view of Rydney'g room. Wherever the goverueea might be, her return to ber bed chamber, before the aervanta wer aatir In the morning, waa chance to b counted on. One man In th amoklng room appeared to b thoroughly weary of talking poll- Ira. Ibat mail waa th maater of the louae, II waa the lat to retire fevered by the combined Influence of amok and noiae. ilia mind, oppreaacd all through th evening, wa a ill at eae aa ever. Miigrriug. wakeful, aud Irritable In the corridor, be atopiied at tha open door, and admired th peaceful beauty of the garden. Tb aleepy aerranL appointed to attend In lb amoking room, aaked If h abonld cloae tb door. Llnlcy anawered; "Uo to Iml and leave It to me." HUH lingering at lh top of the atepa, he waa tempted by tb refreahing molneaa of tb air. II took th key out of tb lock; eecured tbe door after he had paaaed through It; put lh key In hla pocket, and went down Into tbe garden. CIIATTKK XI, With alow atepa Linley eroaned th lawn: hi mind gloomily akeorbed In thought which had never before troubled hla eaay nature; tboughta heavily laden with burden of aelf-reproach. Linley entered lh ahrubbery, because it happen' ed to be neareat to him. Tbe instant afterward be wa etartled by tb appearand of a figure emerging Into the moonlight from tb further end of the ahrubbery, and rapidly approach lug him. "Who la out ao lata?4 be aaked. A cry of alarm anawered him. The fig are alood alill for a moment, and then turned back a If to escape blm by flight. "Itou't be frightened," he aaid. "Surely you know my volcer Tbe figure alood alill again. He abowed himself In lb moonlight, and discovered Sydney Weelerfleld. "You!" he exclaimed. Kb trembled; th word lo which ah anawered blm wer word in fragment. "Tha garden waa ao quiet and pretty I thought there would be oo harm please let me go back I n afraid I aball be abut out" Hhe Irled to pasa him. "My poor child,' he aaid, "what la ther to b frightened about? I bare beeu tempted out by the luvelv night. Ilk you. Tak my arm. It la ao close In her among the treea. If we go back to Ibe lawn, the air will come lo vou freely. Hhe took hi arm; be could feel her heart throbbing against It. Kindly alleot. he led ber bark to lb open apace. Home garden cbalra were placed here and there ha auaaeated tbat ah hould reat for awhile. "I'm afraid I aball b abut ont," ah renrated, "Tray let m go back. II yielded at one to th wish that ah expressed. "You mimt let me tak you back," be explained. "Tbey are all aIeep at tb houe by thla time. No! no! don't be frightened again. I have got the key of the door. The moment I have opened It. von ahall go In by youraelf, rihe looked at him gratefully. "You are not offended with me now, Mr. Unley,' ahe aaid. "You are like your kind aelf ..In " They narended the atepa which led to lb door. Uuiey too ue aey inou u oockeL It acted perfectly in drawing i he lock: but the door, when he push ed It, reainted bim. He put hla ahoulder ngalust It. and exerted hla atreugth help- ed by bla welgnt. Jin uoor remaiueu w movable. ifsd one of th aervanta altting up i.i.. ik.n usual after the party, and not aware that Mr. Unley bad goo Into the garden-noticed the door, and carefully faalened th bolta ou the luner aide? That waa exactly wnat naa nnppenra. "Can't w make them hear uar aaked nnit liuiKuwIblc. Kesldea-" lie waa about to remind ber of the evil conatrue .M. .h inlirht bo placed on their ap pearance torl",r- returning from the gar den at an advanced hour of the night; but hh noWce pleaded with him to be a- Iter t" , . ,tv... ...., thai U'M I i..t Ha only ania, lira loritci n.i all sleep t th top of our old castle. There I, no knocker to the door, and no bell that ring qp.talra. Come to the summer house. In an hour or two nior wo ahall aee the ,UAera mark ot report on her part, ahe offered the armchair to him; It waa the on comfortable aeat In the nlace Ho Insisted that she should take It; and aearchlng the summer honee, found .'wooden .tool for hliuaelf. "What .hould I have done." he wondered, "If I been ahut out ot the house by myself? Her eyes reatcd on him timidly; there waa lome thought In her which from expressing. She only .aid: Iwlan I knew how to be worthy of your kind ness." Her vole, warned him that ahe waa atruiritllng with strong emotion. wniy uSS& trn like . child; he amlled. aud puued her on the shoulder. "Nonsense! ' be said gayly. "There la no merit in be ing kind to my good little .ov" Hhe took that comforting hand-it was . harmleaa Impulse that she waa unab fo re.lHt-.he bent over It, and kissed , H gratefully- Ho drew hi. hand away from he, a If the wft touch of her Ipa bad Eton Sri tbat burned It "Ob," ahe cried, "have I done wrong?" "No, my dear no, no. There waa an einlinrrasmont In bl man. the Inevituble rexult of hi. ear 5 h i nsVlf If ! ta ln tl,e re"olUte ere sTof .elf-restr.lnt, which wa. per JectTy Tu comprehensible to Sydney. Co.n Sj misunderstanding him, ahe ttougbt he wa. reminding her of the d la snce that aeparatcd them In aoclal rank. A nT of hysterical sobbing burat ita way through her last reserve of aelf-control; aha atarted to her feet, and ran out of the summer house. Alarmed and distressed, lie raiiowea uer inatantly. nne wa leaning agalnat the pedeatal of a etatue In tb garden, panting, ehudder Ing, a eight to touch tb heart of a far less sensitive man than th man who now approached her. "Hydney 1" he said. "Dear little Bydneyf' She tried to apeak to him in return. Itreath and strength failed her together: ah would hav fallen If be had not caught her In bla arma. Her bead Bank faintly backward on hia breast. He looked at th poor little tortured face, turned up toward blm In the lovely moon light. Agala and again he bad honorably restrained bimaelf he wa human; he waa a man in one mad moment It was done, hotly, paaaionately done be kissed ber. Tor the first time in her maiden life a man' lips touched her lip. Ail that bad been perplexing and atrange, all that had been Innocently wonderful to herself In the feetlug that bound Sydney to ber Brat friend, i a tnyatery no more. Lore lift ed Its veil, nature revealed ita accrete, in tbe one aupreme moment of that kisa. Hhe threw her arma round hla neck with a low cry of delight and returned hla kiaa. "Hydney," h whispered, "I love you!" Hhe heard him In raptnroua alienee. Her kiss had anawered for ber. At thia crisis in their" Urea they were saved by an acci dent; poor little common accident that bappena every day. The spring In the bracelet that Hydney wore gave way aa ahe held him to her; tbe bright trinket fell on the grass at their feet The man never noticed it. The woman saw ber pretty or nament aa It dropped from ber arm aaw, and remembered Mra. Unley' gift. Cold and pale with horror ot herself confessed In tbe action, simple aa It was she drew bark from him in dead alienee. He waa astounded. In tones that trem bled with agitation, be aaid to her: "Are yon 111?" "Hhameleea and wicked," she anawered. "Not III," Hhe poluted to the bracelet on the grasa. "Take it up; I am not fit to touch It. Look oo tbe inner aide." Ha remembered tbe inscription: "To Hydney WeaterHeld, with Catherine Lin ler's love." Hi head aank on hia breast; be understood her at last "You despise me," he ssld; "and I deserve It." "No; I despise myself. I have lived among vile people; and I am vile like them." Hhe moved away a few atepa with a heavy sigh. "Kilty." ah aaid to herself. "Toor little Kilty!" He followed ber. "Why are you think ing of tb child," he asked, "at auch a time a tbia?" Hhe replied without returning or look ing round; dlatrust ot beraelf had inaplred ber with terror of Linley from the time when the bracelet had dropped oo the era. "I can make but one atonement," ahe aaid. "We must see each other no more. I must aay good by to Kitty I must go. Help me to aabuiit to my bard lot I muat go." "I muat ask you to submit to a sacrifice of your own feelings," he began. "When I kept away from you in the drawing room last night when my strange conduct msde you fear that you had offended me I waa tryiug to remember what I owed to my good wife. I hav been thinking of her aasln. W must spare her a dia- corery too terrible to be eudured, while her attention la claimed by the gnesta who are now In the house. In a week'a time Ihey will leave us. Will you consent to keep up appearancca? Will you live with us aa uaual, until we are left by our- melve?" "It ahall be done, Mr. Linley. I only ak on favor of you. My worst enemy u mi own mlsersble. wicked heart. Oh, don't you understand me? I am ashamed to look at you." Not word more paused between them until the unbarring of doors waa heard In tb stillness of the morning, aud the amok began to riae from the kitchen chimney. Then he returned and apoke to !, Von ran set back Into the houae," he lit. "do on by the front ataira, and you will not meet th aervanta at thia early hour. If they do aee you, you have your cloak on; they will tbing you nave oeen in h. irsrden earlier than usual. Aa you naaa the upper door draw back the bolta 1 . .. V -- t.. n,..ull In quietly, anu tu - Hhe bent her bead In silence. He looked after her aa abe baatened away from him over the lawn; conscious of admiring her, conscious of more than be dared realise to himself. With his sense of tbe duty be owed to hia wife penitently present to his mind, th memory of that fatal kiss still left ita vivid impression on him. "What . scoundrel I am!" he aaid to bimaelf aa he stood alone In the auminer houae, look ing at the chair wnicn ana naa just icn, CHATTER XIL On the evening of Monday in tbe new ek. the last of th visitor had left fnnnt Morven. The next day waa Kitty'a birthday, and .hii hev were all In the breakfast room oreaentlug their glfta to th child Uulcy ' , . - U i n Rv.tn.v- "Meet me in the ahrubbery In half an II tons occasion to nu'r w Incapable of hearing what passed be tween tbem, Mra. Treaty could see that a eecret underataudlng united her aon-ln-.n.i th. voTerness. She beckoned Itandai to Join her at the further end of the room. , r rnn to do me a favor," abe be. gan. "Observe Miss Westerfleld and your brother. Look at them now." Randal obeyed. "What la there to look UH 1. InnlllrMl "They are talking conBdentlaUyi talk- Ing bo that MM, -WIlll-J Mt- XxH)k affaln Itandai Bxed hla eye. on Mra. Treaty, with an expression which showed his dis like of tbat lady a little too plainly. A few moments later all except Mr. I resty i....lul tvAiir Into the unrden. "My daughter'a married life la a wreck," she burst out, polntiug theatrically to the j. v.- ,i,ih MiiIot and Svdney Wester- if retired. "And Catherine has the vile creature whom your Brother pick ed up In London to thank tor It! Now (10 you unoersiBuu . . than ever." Raudul answered, nte.s vou have taken leave of your II They were both now sitting with their backs turned to tho entrance from the li brary to the drawing room. ... tmnUo vou with Hi? own lm- preaslona." Mrs. Tre.ty went on; ' I will be careful only to mention what I have wen and heard. If you refuse to believe me I refer you to the guilty person, meuc "oT'h.,! Inst irnt to the end of those In- . i nr.i. when Mrs. Lluley re turued, by way of the library, to fetch a forgotten par.eot. Hhe advanced a step and took the parasol from the table. Hear ing what Itandai said, ahe paused, won dering at tbe atrange allusion to ber hue- band, "Yea," aaid Mrs. Treaty to Ilandal; "I mean your brother and your brother's love Hydney Westerfleld." Mra. Linley laid the paraaol back on the table and approached them. Hhe never once looked at her mother; her face, white and rigid, waa turned toward Randal, lo him, and to blm only, abe apoke. What doea my mother' horrible lan guage mean?" she asked. Csn't you see," said Mra. Fresty to ber daughter, "that I am here to answer for myself?" Mrs. Linley .till looked at Randal, and .till .poke to bim. "It la Impossible for me to insist oo an explanation from my mother," abe proceeded. "No matter what I may feel, I must remember tbat sne la my mother. I ask you again you who have been listening to ber what doea abe meanr Mra. Trestr'a sense of her own Impor tance refused to submit to being passed over in this way. However insolently yon may behave, Catherine, yoo will not succeed in provok ing me. Your mother Is bound to open your eyes to the truth. You have a rival In your husband s affectlona; anu mai rival la your governess. Take your own course now; I have no more to aay. With her head high in the air looking the pic ture of conscious virtue the old lady walked out (To b continued.) Helping the Curate. A rnnil store la being told at tbe ex pense of a young curate who ba re cently been appomtea to a one couu try parish. It waa bla first wedding, and he wa terribly nervoua. Th. lM-i1rrnnm. a hurlv fellow. smiled encouragingly, and audibly re marked tbat "everybody naa to uru, when the cleric made bis first few blunder. Matters got oerloua when the curate, turning to the amlllng bride groom, aaked: 'Wilt thou have thla woman aa my wedded husband?" The hriilB tittered, but the clergyman, with a very red face, tried again: "Wilt thou have this man to thy wedded woman?' T-hora am a ronerul titter, and even the bridegroom looked a trifle ruffled. There waa a look of tierce aeicruuiui tlon ln the curate's eye a he loosened his collar and proceeded: "Wilt thou have this husband ahem! Wilt thou have this wedding Wilt thou " At this the bridegroom intorierea. 'w ,l.m n't know wot yer wants me to hev ." he remarked, "but aw coora here for ber," bringing his horny banu down on the bride's shoulder, "an' aw'U hev her or nowt" London Tit-Bits. Tatlenoe and Courtesy Pay. flood nature, or cheerfulness, or a m-minirn,. to ohllee. or whatever you choose to call It haa always been of use In social life. Now it seems u is a fnetor in hualneoa. and actually has a commercial value. A few montlis ago a man came to Boston for the purpose of establishing headquarters for the sale of a specialty In underwear. When he was ready to engage his salespeople be Just made a tour ot the large depart ment stores: be would no to a counter and ask for some trifling thing, appear ing very hard to cult all tne wnue. n tha uUwonun attending him got In different or Impatient that settled It; be walked away and sue naa, wunoui bnnn-inir it- frownexl on her own good fortune. If. on the other band, he found a clerk patient and courteous to tbe end, although he bought nothing, he at once set about securing her ser- viees for his store, offering her a salary considerably In advance of the one she was then receiving. Boston iran script ' ' - Kleotrloal Calls to Prayer. k fri..n,l whom irood fortune bns taken to Cairo for the season writes to t.,n nn nf i h curious occurrence that accompanied the arrival of the great Mohammedan fust or lwiuuuan a rew weeks ago. The pious Moslem starts n afflict himself when tho new moon apiieara. While awaiting wo exact moment tbe granu gaol noms a oig re eeniion and men are sent to the hlgheBt minarets of the mosques to announce the mien ranee or tne moon ana com m..iicmpnt of the fust This year the new moon was first seen from Asslout, and the news was sent to Cairo over wi-:inh wires. Thereupon the fast waa Inaugurated by the beating of drums, the firing of salutes rrom me etisdnl and the dispatch of further tele- nin nil over the country to anuounce the tidings. It is very curious xnni w -.n.notiv. fnith n Mnhnmmedan- UIIOTiia.,, - - i.h should acceDt the stood services or a modern luveution like electricity. Art Pantiles L'nluOfcV? A New Orleans' paper the other dny gavo an account of a conductor on one of the street cars who refused to accept nr. ennner. as fare rrom a passenger, -h conductors so averse to re ceiving pennies? The principal reason Is tbat pennies will not be tnaen rrom mists A t the auditor's office. Con ductor cannot turn them In as part of their receipts, tianr colored persons consider pen nies unlucky. I saw an old Southern mammy remonstrate with a conductor i..,..UQ he irnvo her five Dcnuies In change, and when he refused to take them back Bhe threw tnem on me sent and left them behind her when she kc ene Mnnv actors anu actress. 1,7 1 k iu ...... V es also look upon pennies as bringing them bad luck ana onen tnrow tneiu away. New York Herald. t.ta or Solomon's Temple The chapel of St. Helena at Bethle hem contains forty-four marble col umns, which were taken from Mount Morlah and supposed to have been In the porches of Solomon s tenipie. n..in Ktevator Waate Being Paed. Tho utilisation of grain elevator waste for sheep and cattle food has glv en rise to a new Industry In the. North west. Tbe waste brltigs 7 a ton. PRESIDENT 18 SHOT HE WA8 WOUNDED TWICE-NOT NECE8SARILY FATAL. Well Dressed Stranger Approached Him Aa If To Shake Mandi, and fired Twice With a Revolver Concealed Under a Handker chief Aswilant Wa Immediately Placed Under Arrest Buffalo, N. Y, Sept. 7. Tresldent McKlnley wa shot and seriously wounded by would-be assassin while holding a reception lo the Temple ot Music at the Pan-American grounds few minutes after 4 o'clock yester day afternoon. One shot took effect WILLIAM MeClNLEY. In the right breast, the other in the abdomen. The first is not of a seri ous nature and the bullet has been extracted. The latter pierced the ab dominal wall and has not been lo cated. The President wsb approached by a man with a dark mustache and with one hand covered with a handker chief. As the man extended hla hand to the President, apparently with the intention of shaking hands with him, he fired a shot which entered the President's right breast lodging against the breast bone. Another shot was fired at once, which entered the President a abdomen. The assailant was Immediately ar rested and was thrown to the ground, and quick as a flash 20 men were upon him. When rescued he was cov ered with blood from a gash In his face. Cries ot lynching were heard on every hand, but the police man aged to get tbe man out of the grounds and locked him up In a sta tion house a short distance from the grounds. Later he was removed to the police headquarters. Detective Geary was near the Pres ident and be fell into his arms. "Am I shot?" asked the President The officer opened the President's vest, and, seeing blood, replied: "Yes, I am afraid you are, Mr., President The President was at once taken to the emergency hospital, where a bul let which had lodged against the breast bone was removed. Later the President was reported as resting easily. At 6 o clock Dr. Roswell Parke, the well-known surgeon, arrived at the hospital, and after putting the Presi dent under an anesthetic, began pros ing for the ball in the abdomen. - The prisoner declares that he Is Fred Nieman, of Detroit When ar rested he was asked why he had shot tne President, ana replied: , 'I am an anarchist and have done my duty." Later be denied to a police official that he was an anarchist Mrs. McKlnley received the news ot the attempted assassination with the utmost courage. HOPE OF RECOVERY. On Bullet R.-moved Wounds Dressed Imme diately and Patient Doing Well. Buffalo, Sept 7. Secretary Cor- telyou gave out the following state ment last evening at 7 p. m.: "The President waa shot about o'clock. One bullet struck him on the upper portion of the breastbone, glancing and not penetrating; the second bullet penetrated the ando- men nve inches oeiow tne ten nip ple and one and one-halt Inches to the left ot the madlan line. The ab domen was opened through the line of the bullet wound. It waa found that the bullet had penetrated the stomach. The opening ln the front wall of the stomach was carefully closed with silk stitches, after which a search was made for a hole in the back wall of the stomach. This was found and also closed by the same way. "The further course of the bullet could not be discovered, although careful search was made. The ab dominal wound was closed without drainage. No Injury to the intestines or other abdominal organ was dis covered. The patient stood the oper ation well; pulse ot good quality, rate of 130; condition at the conclusion of the operation waa gratifying. The result cannot be foretold. His con dition at present justifies hope of re covery. "GEORGE B. CORTELYOU, "Secretary, to the President. Th Auto Road Race. Albany, N. Y, Sept. 12. Fourteen motor, vehicles In the test race ot the Automobile Club of America reached here today. The first to receive the timer's signature was David Wolfe Bishop, who drove a SO-horsepower motor. Next ln line was the 12-horse- power car of Bradford B. McGregor, and after him John Jacob Astor, In his 1900-oound gasoline vehicle. The last auto arrived at 8:53 p. m. LAST PEACE MOVE FAIL8. Scmi-Ornclal Rcnsft That the Settlement It Left to rVesideat Shaffer. Pittsburg. Sept. 11 The last efforts to settle the steel strike have failed. The general executive board ot the Amalgamated Association adjourned this evening without date and without acceptlnganyof tbe peace propositions that have come indirectly from the United States Steel Corporation, or making any counter propositions, ac cording to the official statement The seml-offlclal report is that the propo sition secured for tbe Amalgamated Association, through the intervention of the representatives ot the National Civic Federation, wag unsatisfactory, and that the matter of settllug and ar ranging waa left for Mr. Shaffer. The board, ln its sessions of three days. has been clamoring for a settlement, but satisfactory terms and mean were not at band, and the sessions resolved themselves into aa informal discus sion of the situation. At the close of the meeting of the National executive board this evening, President Shaffei declared he had . no statement to make, but subsequently said: "The board hag adjourned, and the out-of-town members will probably leave for their homes tonight No peace proposition has been received and none made." Still later he added that he nor no other member of the board would go to New York during the night to sub mit a peace proposition, saying he would be at headquarters as usual to morrow. The meeting ot the board did not adjourn In high good feeling, yet the members of the board were averse to making statements supplemental to that of President Shaffer. It was stated by some of the members of the board that the adjournment had left matters practically as they were before the meeting had been called, and that the strike must go on aa before, leaving arrangements for a possible settlement through the direct conference of the representatives of the United States Steel Corporation with President Shaf fer. GREAT FOO CHOW FIRE. Caused by th Overturninc; of t Lamp Loot- big by Natives. Vancouver, B. C, Sept 11. Details of the great fire of August 20, ln Foo Chow, which destroyed over 11,000,000 worth of property, received by the steamer Tartar, state that It was caused by the overturning ot a lamp In a native undertaking establishment Hundreds of acres of business houses were carried away, and many people perished in the fire, which burned the greater part of two days. European proprietors of business houses and larger Chinese merchants were the heaviest sufferers. During the progress of the fire and Immediately after It the coolie native population looted the half -burned buildings and stole everything that they could lay hands on. The Chinese police, under their European officers, were unable to prevent the looting except ln a small degree, and before the second evening had passed a large number of regular soldiers were call ed out At that Umfe many people had been killed in fights and there were dead bodies in every street Five men were killd by the falling of a three-story bulldjng. The carnage on the streets was aw ful. The soldiers, mounted, dashed up the main thoroughfares, stabbing to death or trampling under horses' feet the robbers who were carrying away goods in every direction. Even though knocked down, the natives who ere running away with stolen goods beta on to their bundles. The horsemen thrust them through tbe legs or arms with swords to make them drop these, and even then some of the coolies clung to their plunder with such desperation that they were put to death where they had been Knocked over. Many of the injured were taken away In ambulances and were being treated In the hospitals when the Tar tar sailed from China. Union Men Return to Work. Milwaukee, Sept 11. Thirty-five Amalgamated Association men return ed to work at the plant of the Illinois Steel Company ln Bayview today. It Is said two of the company' mills, the 12-lnch and the rail mill, were started. Among those who reported for duty were J. D. Hlckey and J. F. Cooper, the two men who went to Pittsburg recently to learn the real facts about the strike. British Minister to Chile Washington. Sept 11. Gerard A. Lowther, the first Secretary and Charge d'Affalres of the British Em bassy here, haa received a substantial promotion in the British diplomatic service, having been selected for Brit ish Minister to Chile. Fatal Collision. Jamestown, N. D.. Sept. H--- Northern Pacific train of seven freight cars and two passenger coaches col lided with an engine in the yard here today, killing five mn and injuring several. ' Prussian Minister f f Inane. , Frankfort-on-tbe-Main Sept 10. Dr. Johannes Von Miquel, ex-Prussian Minister of Finance, was found dead in bed this morning. He was born in February, 1S49. Dr. Von Miquel waa out walking Saturday and spen. the evening reading. He retired at midnight. He had not been feeling well all dajf. His daughter went to hiu bedroom thla morning and found her father dead. A physician who (was summoned certified that death 1 wa the result ot heart apoplexy. HE STILL IMPROVES PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'8 CONDI TION 13 SATISFACTORY. N UnfaversM Condition Hav Appeared Physicians Express Confidence That Me Will Ultimately Recover Many Friends and Relatives Leaving Him Confident That fie Is Out f Danger. Mllburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 10, 3 a. m. President McKlnley is resting easily. His condition continues to Im prove. His physicians express the ut most confidence that he will recover, though there is still a possibility that complications may set ln. Up to this time there have been no symptoms of peritonitis, and the danger of this set ting ln decreases every hour. Dr. Mc Burney, however, says that if the Im provement continues it will be a week before the President can be pro nounced out of danger and convales cent The President himself is cheer ful, and was given light nourishment yesterday. Everything la qniet at the Mllburn house, and the vigilance of the guards is not aa strict as it has been heretofore. . Mllburn House, Buffalo, Sept 10, 8:25 a. m. Up to this hour no bulletin ot the President's exact condition has been Issued, but it is learned that the patient passed a good night and at this hour Is quietly Bleeping, Bulletin Dm't Ted AIL Mllburn House, Buffalo, Sept 10. After the 9:30 bulletin had been lo aned from the Mllburn residence last niht announcing a continuance of the favorable condition of the President, there were many indications that the bulletins were but meager Indications of the real Improvement of the distin guished patient At 9:45 p. m., Miss McKlnley, a sister of the President; Dr. and Mrs. Herman Baer, the latter a niece of the President, and the Misses Barber, nieces of the President left the house, and, taking carriages, announced their intention of returning to their homes tonight Abner Mc Klnley accompanied them to the sta tion, and to tbe Associated Press said: "The nearest relatives of the Presi dent are so confident of his recovery that they have no hesitancy In leav ing." Postmaster Frease, of Canton, a warm personal friend of the President who came today filled with anxiety, said tonight: "I go back because I have the most positive assurance that the President is going to make a rapid recovery." GREAT FLOODS IN CHINA. Thousands 'of Lives Lost Along lh Yanglse River Rice Crop Ruined, . Washington, Sept 11. Under date of Shanghai, July 25,- Consul-Generai Goodnow reports to the State Depart ment that the most disastrous floods are prevailing in tbe valley of the Yangtse River. He understands that they are the worst known by Euro peans In that valley.' AU the towns In 'the neighborhood of Wuhu and Kluklang are, to a large extent, under water. The farms, especially ln the rice-growing region about Wuhu, are so completely flooded that there is no hope for the crop this year. In ad dition to this, thousands of lives have been lost, and unknown numbers ren dered homeless by the overflow. The stoppage of trade is very serious. The destruction of the crops in the fields, asd particularly the probable loss ot the rice crops ln the district ot Wuhu. the great rice-producing center, will add famine to the other difficulties be setting the empire. Arms for Colombia. ', Washington, Sept 11. Following is a translation of a cablegram received late today by the Colombian Legation from a confidential agent of the Col ombian Government: "Kingston, Jamaica, Sept 9. Col ombian Legation, Washington. It is known officially that the Ecuadorian vessel Cotopalx sailed with arms from Esmeraldos, Ecuador. Tomaco be sieged by filibusterers from Nicaragua. A considerable expedition was expect ed to land near Panama on the 5th ot September." The signature to the dispatch was not made public, but the information contained ln the message is believed by Colombian officials here to be en tirely authentic. Dynamiters at Work. Chicago, Sept 11. Three men who said they were linemen, on being re fused admission to the office ot the Chicago General Electric Company, here today, placed a dynamite cart; ridge under the front door and ex ploded it, wrecking the building and injuring Nlghtwatchman Brenn. The men escaped. Ordered Out of France. Paris. Sept. 11. Ferldeoun Bey, head of the Turkish police in Paris, and the right hand man of Munir Bey, the Turkish Ambassador, has been or dered to quit France within 48 hours. Windfall lor a Walter. ABhland, Or, Sept. 11. James El lison, a young man who for the past four years has lived in this city, fol lowing the occupation of a waiter, has come into a windfall by the death of a hitherto unknown aunt ln Switxer laad. He has received' word from a firm of attorneys, stating that he and three others would inherit the estate of the deceased aunt, and that his share, when finally administered, would amount to 150,000.