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The Richmond Palladium.. Thursday, April 26, 1906.
Page 5. JX WATSON'S BILL OH THE TABLE OO0OOCmDO - tQ i Sixth District Congressman Fails With Cigarette By RIDEIl HAGGARD, Author "She," "King Sthmin's Mints," Etc, COPYRIGHT, 1903-1994, Y RIDE. HAGGARD Measure. VQ1 V - ' 1 ANNUAL- Lace Cirtafa Sale! ' Commencing Tuesday; April 24th, t Wediesday, lay 2d, 1D The Spring of 1906 finds us with the best line of Cur tains we have ever shown. It contains more new patterns than ever before, and values were never more attractive. We will mention some of the kinds of Curtains that are at tractive and beautiful in design. Nottingham Lace in White, Arabian, and two-toned ef fect. Saxony Net Curtains trimmed with Real Battenberg insertion and Lace. WHITE IRISH POINT. BATTENBERG. ' WHITE BRUSSELS NET. CLUNEY and ARABIAN. CABLE NET trimmed with Cluney Lace and Braid. CABLE NET trimmed with Renaissance Braid. CABLE NET trimmed with Renaissance Braid and Motifs. Ruffled Muslin Curtains are shown in olain. dotted, fiaured and strined Swisses, fin- ished with plain ruffles, lace edgi ruffles and hemstitched ruf- nes. Ruffled Net Curtains, finshed with Battenberg braid and with Nottingham Inser tion ana Lace. Bonne Femme Curtains. These are shown in Nottingham Lace, Ir ish Point, Cable Net and Saxony Net with Battenberg design. Colored Madras Curtains. Inavamety of colors, both in stripes and Oriental figures. In addition to the made-up muslin and net curtains we have a very large line of yard i materials in Swisses, White and colored Cable Net, Point d'Esprit Net, Fish Net, Madras for Curtain and Drapery purposes. 1 i $31 , Lace Curtain ThJ justable Stretchers. "No Piece Stretcher shown in stationary and ad ins, at 98p, $1.58 and $1.98. Such an array of Curtains as we show is certainly wor thy of attention anil sure to please the most fastidious, as well as tnp buyer off modest taste. . But in addition to this during this sale A SPECIAL REDUCTION pi PRICE WILL BE MADE on Every Pair of irtains in Our Store. The prices will be Right on every qualfly&nd make of Curtain we show and the range of prices is from 50c to $15.00 a pair and every intermediate price the customer may de sire. ' fight Bays' Special Ought to lie So Curtain Selling terestS From Tuesday, April 24, to Wednesday, May 2, 1906! Bear in mind the time ! We cordially invite inspection ! The Geo BL Anouei COMMITTEE KILLED BILL THE MEMBERS FEARED WAT SON'S MOVEMENT MIGHT RE SULT FAVORABLE TO HEPBURN BILL LOOKED TO FUTURE. Palladium Special. Indianapolis, April 25. A special dispatch from Washington says:' Rep resentative Watson's bill to re-enforce the Indiana anti-cigarette statute has been killed in the house committee on the Judiciary- This if. the bill which sought to prevent the shipment of ci garettes into states that have pro hibitory anti-cigarette laws. That congress in the exercise of its power over Interstate commerce, has au thority to enact subb a measure is not disputed. It would have the effect to prevent Indiana cigarette smokers from sending out of the state for their cigarettes, which is the common meth od of circumventing the state anti cigarette law. The principal reason for the judi ciary committee's attitude against the bill is that It Involves exactly the same principles as the Hepburn bill which seeks to prevent the shipment of liquors into states that have pro hibition laws. Members of the Judi ciary committee regard the Hepburn bill as "loaded" and they fear that If the Watson bill Is reported the pres sure for a favorable report on the Hepburn bill will become too strong to be resisted. AT HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMEN APPOINT A COMMIT- TEE TO ARRANGE DUAL MET WITH GARFIELD, Track Athletics Are Now Claiming the Attention of the High School Lads Who Are Practicing Daily at Earl ham College Track Garfield Cho rus Wjll Give Entertainment in Chapel Tonight. There was a meeting of all the Freshmen boys of high school Wed nesday noon, called to elect a commit tee to send in their class challenge to Garfield school for an athletic field meet. Those elected on the committee are the following: Carl Allison, Earl Spangler, Paul Magaw and Carlos Haas. It has been the custom for the past few years for the Freshman class of high school and the Garfield school to hold an athletic field meet on the Earlham field. The one to be held this year wll be held on June 1st. The team that wins the meet will be awarded the Gennett Cup, which the Garfield boys have held for the past two years. The Freshmen boys claim that they are going to make good their bid for the" cup this year as they have several good athletes. The Garfield chorus practiced In the High School hall yesterday after noon and together with the Ladies' Chorus of High School they will give an entertainment in the hall tonight. The proceeds of the affair will go to the Art Fund and all are cordially in vited. The program will be entirely musical. The admission will be 15 cents. The High' School Track candidates are all turning out for practice at Earlham and doing good work under Coach Peacock. They are listed in the following events: Weights Guyer, Cain, Murray and Sands. Short runs Allison, Magaw, Hiatt and Karns. Long Runs Chapman, Mote, Cain and Williams. HurdlesCain, Allison, Reid and Grosvenor. , High Jump Magaw, Murray and Reid. Pole Vault Marine, Allison and son, Correll. Michael Was Released. John Michael, the unfortunate boy ! who escaped from the reformatory at ' Plainfleld and who was arrested in : Richmond, was released yesterday aft er being held three days for the Plain- field authorities to take some action (which they did not do. He was fuf jnished with transportation to his eld home at Knightstown. The lad is fee ble minded and unable to work. He stated that he ran away from the re form school because they tried to make him work. Real Estate Transfers. Carrie Atkinson to Lettitia Catey, lot 7 in the to' ' Economy V-....$400 0090000000 O CREAM 10 WHIP XTR AHEAVY. O O FRYA PINT. NE, 292. C MEDLEY BROS. ooooooooooc Having stabled their horses, the brethren wandered Into the garden and crew by a roundabout road to- tie tall rock. Then, finding themselves alone, they unlocked the door and, slipping through it, locked it again on the far ther side and groped their way to the moonlit mouth of the cave. Here they stood awhile studying the descent of the gulf as best they could in that light till suddenly Godwin, feeling a hand upon hla shoulder, started round to find himself face to face with Masouda. "How did you come?" he asked! "By a road in which is your only hope," she answered. "Now, Sir God win, waste no words, for my time is short, but if you think that yea can trust me and this Is for you to Judge give me the signet which hangs about your neck." Thrusting down his hand between his mail shirt and his breast, Godwin drew out the ancient ring and handed it to Masouda. "You trust indeed," she said, with a little laugh, as she hid it in her bosom. "Yes, lady," he answered, "I trust you, though why you should risk so much for us I do not know." "What Is It to you, Sir GodwlnV why a certain woman spy of the assassins, whom in your own land you would spit on, chooses to do this or that?" She ceased and stood before him with heaving breast and flashing eyes, a mysterious white figure In the moon light most beautiful to see. Godwin felt his heart stir and the blood flow to his brow, but before he could speak Wulf broke In. saying: "You bade us spare words, Lady Ma souda, so tell as what we must do." - "This," she answered, becoming calm again. "Tomorrow night about thl hour you fight Lozelle upon the narrow way. You may fall, though that man at heart is a coward, which you are not, for here courage alone .will avail nothing, but rather skill and horseman ship and trick of war. If so, then Sir Godwin fights him, and of this business none can tell the end. Should both of you go down, then I will do my best to save your lady and take her to Salah-ed-dln. "Now, if you conquer, Sir Wulf, or If you fall and your brother conquers, both of you or one of you, as It may happen must gallop back at full speed toward the stable gate that lies more than a mile from the castle bridge. Nor must you stop at the gate, but ride en, ride like the wind till you reach this place. The gardens will be empty, for every soul within the city will have gathered on the walls and on the house tops to see the fray. There is but one fear. By then a guard may be set be fore this mound. If so, you must cut them down or be cut down and bring your story to an end. Sir Godwin, here is another key that you may use If you are alone. Take It." He did so, and she continued: "Now, if both of you, or one of you, win through to this cave, enter with your horses, lock the door, bar it and wait It may be I will Join you here with the princess. But if I do not come by the dawn then know that the worst has happened and fly to Salnh-ed-din and tell him of this road by which he may take vengeance npon his foe Si nan. Only then, I pray you, doubt not that I have done my best, who if I fall must die most horribly. Now, fare well. Go; you know the road.", ; They turned to obey, but when they had gone a few paces Godwin, looked round and saw Masouda watching them. The moonlight shone' full upon her face, and by it he saw also that tears were running from her dark and tender eyes. Back he came again, and with him Wnlf, for that sight drew them. Down he bent before her till his knee touched the ground, and, taking ber band, he kissed It and said: "Henceforth through life, through death, we serve two ladies." ; . And what he did Wulf did also. "Mayhap," she answered sadly, "two ladles but one love." - . Once more it was night, and high above the mountain fortress of Masyaf shone the full summer moon. ' Forth from the guest house gate rode the brethren side by side upon their splen did steeds. Round them rode- their es cort, while in front and behind went a mob of people. . . . . . . : The nation of the assassins had thrown off its gloom , this night, for the while It was no longer oppressed even by the fear of attack from Sala din, its mighty foe. To death It was we're known to this people, but now they were promised aa unfamiltat sight, that of Frankish knights slaying each other in single combat beneath the silent moon. So they were happy, for to them this was a night of fes tival,' to be followed by a morrow of still greater festival, when, their sul tan and their god took to himself this stranger beauty as a wife. Now the brethren were coma te the open space In frost of ths nafrow bridge, where tier en q8 multitud were ranged, ktft bag inA Its cen ter ly lines" of guards. On" the flat roofed houses also they were crowded thick, as swarming bees, on the cir cling walls and on the battlement: protected the far ead of the bridge if the houses of the outer city. Before the bridge was a low gateway, and Upon its roef sat the Al-Je-bal, clad In his scarlet robe of festival, and by his side, the moonlight gleaming on her jewels, Rosamund. In front, draped In a rich garment, a dagger of gems In her dark hair, stood the Interpreter or "mouth," Masouda, and behind were dais and guards. The brethren rode to the space be fore the arch and halted, saluting with their pennoned spears. Then from the farther side advanced another proces sion, which, opening, revealed the knight Lotelle riding on his great black horse, and a huge man and fierce he seemed In nls armor. "What!" he shouted, glowering at them. "Am I to fight one against two? Is this your chivalry?" "Nay, nay. Sir Traitor," answered Wulf. "Nay, nay, betrayer of Chris tian maids to the power of the heath en dog. You have fought Godwin. Now it is the turn of Wulf. Kill Wulf and Godwin remains. Kill Godwin and God remains." Lozelle heard and seemed to. go mad "Lord Sinan," he shouted in Arabic, "this Is murder. Am I, who have done you so much service, to be butch ered' for your pleasure by the lovers of that woman whom you would honor with the name of wife?" Sinan heard and stared at him with x dull, angry eyes. "Aye, you may stare,- went on the maddened Lozelle, "but it Is true they are ber lovers, not her brothers. Would men take so much pains for a sister's sake, think yon? Would, they swim Into this net of yours for a sister's sake?" I Sinan held up bis hand for silence. "Let the lots be cast," he said, "for whatever these men are. this fight must go on, and It shall be fair." So a dal, standing by himself, cast lots upon the ground and, having read them, announced that loelle must run the first course from the farther side of the bridge. Then one took Ills bridle to lead him across. As he passed the brethren he grinned in their faces and said: "At least this Is sure, you also look your last upon the moon. I am avenged already. He will kill you both before her eyes to whet his appe tite" , ' But the brethren answered nothing. The black horse of Lozelle grew dim In, the distance of the moonlit bridge and vanished beneath the farther arch way that led to the outer city. Then a herald cried, Masouda translating hla words, which another herald echoed from beyond the gulf: "Thrice win the trumpets blow. At the third blast of the trumpets the knights shall charge and meet in the center of the bridge. Thenceforward they ' may fight as It pleases them, ahorse or afoot, with lance, with sword or with dagger, but to the vanquished no mercy will be shown. If be tie brought living from the bridge, living he shall be cast into the gulf. Hear the decree of the Al-Je-bal r Then Wulfa horse was led forward to the entrance of the bridge, and from the farther side was led forward the horse of Lozelle, ... . Now from some neighboring tower pealed out the first long blast of trum pets, and dead silence fell on all the multitude. The second blast blew, and Wulf loosened the great sword in its scab hard. For the third time the trumpets blew, and from either end of that bridge, two hundred paces long, the knights flashed toward each other like living bolts of steel. Hollow rang the hoofs of the horses upon the stonework, swifter and swifter they flew, lower and low er bent the knights upon their sad dles. Now they were near, and now they met. The spears seemed to shiver the horses to hustle together on the narrow way and overhang its edge, then on came the black horse toward, the inner city, and on sped Smoke to- ward the farther gulf. "Tuey have passed 1 They have pass- edH roared the multitude. Wulf wheeled hi horse on the narrow ' trail. accustomed; death was its watchword; death in many dreadful forms Its dally f bread. From the walls of Masyaf day i by day fedais went out to murder this ! great one or that great one at the bid ding of their lord Sinaja. All forma ot human agpnj and doom his saddle, as well be might, for the helm was torn from his head and blood ran from his skull where the lance had j grazed It. Soldiers caught the horse and turned "Another helm!" cried Lozelle. j "Nay," answered Sinan; "yonder 1 knight has lost his shield. New lances -that is alL" i , So they gave him a fresh lance, and presently, at the blast of the trumpets. again the horses were seen speeding to- scuia wvec uae narrow way. isty met. and. lo, Lozelle, torn from Lis sad dle, but still clinging to the reins, was filing backward, far backward, to fall on the stonework of the bridge. Down, too, beneath , the mighty shock went his black horse, a huddled heap, and lay there struggling. (To be , Just what In the con Corf 7 ma tlnued.) want. ' Small place for sale, tMOO. Call on Woodhu it, 913 Main.