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VOL. XXX11.-NO 139. HELENA. MONTANA. SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1891. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE FIRE-WORSHIPPER'S SECRET. WRITTEN FOR THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT. BY ANDRIE LAURIE. TRANSLATED BY A. C. TOWNSEND. CHAPTER 11. T A 15512 20o 2512 limi-woasmlPI 52 HE young girl, Goncha -- Nichin's i granddaughter, was standing ready to receive the visitors, as if forewarned of their arrival. Her extreme beauty and her presende among such sur roundings formed another surprise for the young Frenchman and his sister, and, indeed,there could have been no greater contrast than that be tween the stern old patriarch and this lovely fair-haired girl. "Leila, my child, bid welcome to our guests, of whose coming I have told you." The girl advanced, and with perfect grace and ease spoke a few words of welcome in the sweet tones of her oriental tongue. Another and still more surprising intro- I duction was to come, however. The white panther, which must have been lying in some corner of the cave, arose, and with one graceful bound was at the feet of the group. Catherine could not restrain her self from uttering a little cry, and starting back in pardonable fear, while Maurice quickly drew his revolver, ready to protect his sister from the beast. "Fear nothing, young lady," said Goncha Nichin quietly. "Animals can recognize those who are friendly and pure of heart. My panther will not hurt you. Caress him, 1 I beg of you, and seal the compact of friendship between you." Catherine, though still considerably frightened, held out a timid hand toward 1 the magnificent brute at her feet. The panther, with a movement full of grace, rose on his hind legs and bent his head toward the young girl's shoulder. Buddenly relieved from all fear she leant forward and lightly kissed the forehead of the af. fectionate creature, who then sank to his feet and frisked around as if to bid further welcome to his master's guests. The incident, however, and the strange ness of the spot to which he had brought his sister and himself, had caused a feeling of distrust to enter Maurice's mind. He was fast commencing to regret his coming, and especially his sister's presence, and was about to frame some excuse for returning to the open air when the lire-worshipper, as if in answer to his unspoken thoughts, said: "Be not impatient, young Feraughi. The business which brings you hither shall be dealt with when you are rested and have refreshed yourselves. Permit a poor man to exercise the noblest heritage of his fathers, hospitality toward strangers." Maurice bowed courteously and the old man, motioning to his guests to seat them selves upon the laxarionscushions, clapped his hands together. A curtain which hung before the entrance to an inner room was withdrawn and a handsome lad, whom Leila and her grand father addressed as Hassan, entered. In his hands he bore a bowl of clear. cold water which he placed before the visitors that they might rinse their hands. Then, to each of them, Leila offered one of those wooden spoons with marvellously carved handles, which are only seen in certain parts of Persia, and with which they wois soon enjoying a most delicious conserve of pomegranate, oranges and lemons cooled by the purest snow from the summit of lofty Mount Elvend. When the travelers had refreshed them selves Leila seated herself beside Catherine, whom she regarded with a naive but by no meass unpleasing ouriosity, and before long the two girls were chatting togethiir and commencing an acquaintance which was to ripen into the firmest friendship. The boy, Hassan, lay at their feet, teasing and play ing with the panther, who seamed to enjoy 'the sport as if he were some gigantic kitten. The fire-worshipper had with drawn with Maurice to another part of the chamber -cud the two w-re in the midst of a long and eager discussion on the subject in which both, though from different motives, were equally interested, After Maurice had again recounted the dif ficulties lie had met with and the obstacles which had been placed in his way through what was evidently the jealousy and schem ing of Professor Haseelfratz, the German savant, he explained more fully to Gouch, Nichin the mission which his friends, Lieut. Guyon and Dr. Hardy had undertaken for him at the court of Teheran. His tone, however, did not imply much confidence in the probable result, and the old fire-worshipper at last interrupted him. "Young man," he said, "1 can read your real and inner thoughts. You have little faith in the success of your friend's efforts with his majesty the shah. You think they will be as finitless as your own remon etiances with the governor of Hamadan. Perhaps 1 am of the same opinion, though I I express' it not. You would rather that I counselled resistance against this gov- I cinor's tyranny and abuse of his s ower. Believe me, if 1 allowed myself to follow my own inclinations, it is not submission that I should preach or that I should practicse"-and the old man's eyes shone for a moment with a strance, fierce light-"no! but I have learnt, and in a hard school, that the silence of scorn is the best shield with which to oppose unjust and brutal force. What I now advise is this: Feign acquiescence with the governor's or ders. Let your friends proceed to Teheran -and further, do you yourself make believe that you are bound upon a similar errand. If necessary abandon the work you have begun. Let the grass grow again upon the ezeavationf." "And what then," asked Maurice impa tiently. Saolve the difficulty, as long ages of op pression have taught my race to do. Fight the enelcy with his own weapon; guile sins deceit! He will not allow you to work by day-then wmirk by night and secretly. At the foot of Mount Elvend there is a shaft running deep iiito the bowels of the earth. It is the Gol-Hiek, and the spot is lrnowii to none save myself, If we extend the opening according to plans which I can furnish, we shall arrive at a branch which will lead us to the goal we both desire. Do you yourself come with me to-night and explore this Gonl-Hek, thongh I warn you it is an enterprise by no means free from danger." "Danger?" cried Maurice: "what care I for thet? Tell me, at what hour will you start?" "To-night when the moon has set." "Agreed I" "So he is. At midnight I will meet yon at the foot of Monut Elvend, near the pillar which marks the spot of smaie muassacre done long years sago. I shall he there, and together we will descend lino Gonu-lek." All exE~itement at the prospect of the pro jected expeditlon, and of a seasestlon to his present enforced idleness, Maurice was now eager to return to his own camp and pre are for the night's work. Having taken leave of Leila and the bo~y Hesen. Cathber ine and her brother, followed by Gargari4i, who had been alumbering peacefullf in' a corner, on a huge pile of cushions, were conducted by the fire-worshipper to the outside of the grotto. The horses were still there. Gargaidi, hurrying forward, endeavored to make them rise to their feet. They would not move, spite of his vigorous eforts and an occasional kick, but remained as motion less as statnes. He was rapidly losing all patienee, and to indulge in smothered ab jurgations, when Gouoha-Nichin advanced with a ourioue smile upon his face. Placing the palm of his hand upon the forehead of each of the horses in turn, he spoke some word in a strange language. Immediately whinnying as if from pure joy, the animals jumped to their feet and impatiently pawed the ground, full of life and spirit as a mo ment before they had been immovable and inert. "So do our four-footed friends," said the old man, "who are considered ignorant by those themselves ignorant, recognize their true friends and understand things that are hidden from most mortals. May the divine fire protect you, friends, and the sun be ever with you." He re-entered the grotto and the young people rode rapidly away toward their camp. CHAPTER III. couL-sEE. Punctually at midnight, as the moon sank slowly below the horizon, Maurice arrived at the ruined monument which had been made the meeting place. As he approached, a figure, which had been seated a few paces from the pillar, arose and saluted him. It was (ioucha-Nichin. With one hand he leant upon a long bar of iron, in the other he carried a ladder of stout rope. Maurice would have relieved him of his burden, but the old man refused. They set out upon their way. It was a beautiful, calm night; since the disappear. ance of the moon, the stars seemed to shine with redoubled brillianey, and furnished all the light the explorers required. The fire worshipper walked in front with a firm and steady tread, his white robes showing clearly through the gloom. Maurice fol lowed, silent and wrapt in far from cheer ful thoughts. The hindrance placed upon his work grievously troubled the young savant, and the whole day had been one of excitement and fatigue. From time to time the fire-worshipper would come to a halt and look upward as if determining his whereabouts. Strange words would fall from his lips, which his companion could only conjecture to be some unknown tongue. Evidently they were incantations, as the old man would raise both arms above his hand as he spoke, letting them fall slowly down again to his side; his face, turned toward the heavens, bore the expression of one waiting for some supernatural sign. He appeared oblivious of the young Frenchman's presence. Gradually the latter became imbued with a feeling of distrust. The thought suddenly struck him that these mummeries-as he described them to himself-of Goncha-Ni chin were indulged in solely for the sake of impressing himself. He quickened his steps, and laying his hand upon the old man's arm, said in a suspicious tone, "What THE SAGE EXTENDED HIS ARMS. are you seeking, Gauoha-Nichin? Did you not tell me that you know where Goul-Hek lies?" "1 do, young man." "Then why not go straight there, without these stoppages?" "Stranger, I am questioning the stars, seeking to ascertain whether I am com mitting sacrilege in allowing a feraughi and unbeliever to penetrate a apot which has never yet been soiled by infidel feet. May Mithra keep me from any impious crime, even if it is done in his divine in terests!" Hie stopped short. "What interests?" asked Maurice, ab ruptly. The fire-worshipper folded his arms upon his breast and, with head bent down, stood quite silent. "Answer me!" cried Maurice angrily. The old man still remained dumb, but suddenly lifting his head and raising both hands to heaven, he cried: "Enlighten mee. Mithra! Atft! you, stars of the night, immortal planets, deign to have pity on the humblest of your servants! Let the mysteries of prophecy be revealed to sue! (live me power to correctly interpret the mystic words! Through fasting and prayer have I pre pared myself! With tears have I ho sought the light of understanding! May all evil come upon me if, in imprudence and impiety, I have falsely assumed this young stranger to be the one of whom The Book has spoken: He who will come from out the west to arise again the glories which are past and gone." "What on earth are yon talking about?" asked Maurice, as the fire-worshipper paused and heaved a deep sigh. Suddenly an access of frenzy seemed to seize him. "Enough!" he cried. "Ask me no more, rash youth! Forward, where the stars load thee! Follow thy destiny! Fulfill the proph coloe! And rejoice, oh son of a young and ignorant race, that it is thy hand which Mithra has selected to execute his Saurets. Forward! The stare have so ordained!" With frenzied manner the old man re sumed his march. and Maurice, his curiosi ty more than ever aroused, followed be hind. Their way lay along an almost invisible path, skirting the foot of the mountain. Often they were forced to eat y down the bushes and thorny briars ith ii which the plain was covered; the gr nd b was thickly strewn with sharp-edged oks v which out and tore the fire-worship re's u bare feet. But, heeding nothing, he hu red t on as if pursued with wings and, spi of f his youth and strong limbs, Maurice ad f no little diliteulty in keeping pace with Ito. a After about an hoar of this hard t vel, c Goucha-Nichin stopped short and t ned t his face towards the city. "Behold us at our journey's end," h said in a quiet voice. "The destinies are )out r to be fulfilled. Wait! and when Fr yon I shall have gone to reat and Altair she ap- t pear above the horizon I will lead u to F the depths of the mystic well. Evil, rice I evil, fall on thy head, stranger, if ev the I secret is betrayed!" "It is useless endeavoring to fri ten me." said Maurice, quite unmoved. ' am i not a child, and believe moe, it is quite lain I to me that you are salving your owaods in revealing the secret to me. Youn own words have shown it. Let us move fo ward I then. All the stars of the universihave nothing to do with us or our work, a d we i are losing valuable rime." In spite of the gloom Maurice conkl see the fierce look the old man cast upoghim. Barely, however, had a few seconds iased when Goucha-Nichin cried: "Altair appeara! The stars have spiken! Forward!" He hurried, with sure footsteps, to rd a low-growing :bush. He tore acid its branches and through their net-work au rice could see, wish the aid of the lainern which the old man had lighted, a large lat white stone. "Behold the entrance," said Go ha Nichin in a solemn Voice; "abandoned ong years ago, this well has never been k to the common herd; only the priests n those initiated have penetrated here. : amine your inner self, Feranghi. Rteoad own heart! If it contains a single blao or evil thought, if there is within you the slightest lust for wealth or power, if por intentions have the least stain of selfh nees, if, in a word, your soul is not as pre as that of a babe who first sees the lighliof day, beware of entering this sanctualy! There is yet time to draw back. Reflict well, and be sure that the ruler of the hedr ens can read every thought within yon!" | "And do you, on your part, examine yo~r own soul," said Maurice, somewhat nettldl, "and if you consider yourself pure enouo to enter there, proceed. I will follow you' The fire-worshipper stepped back a pa and drew a deep sigh. After a pause, ho ever, he advanced again and handed Maurice the heavy iron bar. "Your arm is young and strong, Ferang hi," ihe said. "Raise the stone, and maj Mithra protect us!" Maurice seized the bar and carefully in' sorted one end under a corner of the stone With a vigorous effort he succeeded in rail-, ing and overturning it upon the ground. Before their eyes was a black and yawning hole. The fire-worshipper extended his arms and in a loud voice once more pronounced an incantation in the same unknown tongue. Then taking the rope ladder which Maurice had thrown down when using the lever, he fastened its iron clamps securely to the edge of the well, down which he dropped the ladder, "Follow me," he directed; and descended into the blackness of the hole. Maurice followed him and on reaching the end of the ladder-some dozen yards, perhaps found that he was within easy reach of the ground beneath him. Jumping from the ladder he saw that he was upon the topmost of a flight, of broad stone steps. These the old man had already commenced to descend, carrying the lantern in his hand. Maurice proceeded in his wake, down what seemed an interminable number of steps, but which finally came to an end at the same time that the light grew slearer and much brighter. The fire-wor shipper was waiting for him at the entrance to a narrow, windiogpassagewhichbrought him to a circolar, or rather hemispherical, chamber, for the rock had been hollowed out so as to form a dome of perfect round ness, and of about twenty meters in dia meter. "And now," said Goucha-Nichin, stand ing before Maurice and holding his lamp so that its rays fell upon the latter's face, "everythinu depends on one thing-your ability as a man of science to determine for coetain in this place the various quarters, north, west, east and south." "Nothing more simple," answered the archicologist, drawing from his pocket a well tested compass. "This will tell us all we wish to- know in that respect." "1 have already watched you while you made use of it. But can you, by its aid, discover which is the north, down here, be low the earth and with nostars to help you? Is it true that you can correct the slightest imperfections in its indications and adapt them to the annual change in the exact and true northern point?" "Certainly." "So 1 heard," said Gouoha-Nichin, "but I would wish to verify it. And if it is re quired to indicate the east, is your instru ment equally infallible?" "It will point it out for me without a doubt. 1 have but to take a perpendicular line from the center on the right side of the needle, and this line will indicate the east as surely as the needle itself pointa to wards the north." "And suppose that one found oneself in a gallery north and that it was necessary, having excavated in that direction, to branch off towards the west, would your compass still furnish correct indications?" "Yes, yes, yes," cried Maurice, impa patiently. "I am surprised at a man of learning such as you are asking we such childish questions." "Well, if it is really so," said the fire worshipper, ignoring Miauriee's abruptness. "1 will undertake teat we sans dnd a subtes ranean passage which shall load us to the wall of Ekbataun. We must first dig due north a distance of five score and seven cubits, then to the west for a distance of nine and forty oubits, keeping on an exact level with the chamber in which we now stand. 1 will be responsible for what than remains. I)o you, Foermnghi, feel confident that you can solve the problem of measure ment?" "I have no doubt of it whatever. But tell me, what measures we can take to avoid being observed at our work. I would not on any account expose our laborers to the vengeance of the governor. "If my aged arms were but as stronra as 0 yours, we would ask for no assistance. But h it is necessary. Those laborers, those gue- Vl bars that I have secured, for you are trust- ti worthy; they dare not but obey me, their e mobor, and I will explain their duties to g them. Work is now abandoned on your p former excavations, but each night a small force of my men shall come here and dig b according to our orders. They' will ask no questions, nor will they open their mouths p to others. As for your sister, whom it . would not be safe to leave in your camp f during your absence, Leila shall receive A and care for her in my habitation. During the day you can resume your usual life, taking care that all your words and doingse shall be reported to the governor by his t hirelings; so you will deceive him during - the day, while at night you take your re venge and prosecute your work." "Agreed,' said Maurice. "If you wish to commence to-morrowyon will find me fully prepared." "Lot us ascend," said Gonoha-Nichin. They retraced their steps and mounted the ladder to the open air. Drawing it after them, they then replaced the large stone in its original position and set out upon their homeward journey. CHAPTER IV. TuE BUIsrERiRANEAN JOURNEY. The next exening Maurice and Goucha Nichin were again at Goul-Hek, but this time with a force of a score of laborers who had arrived one by one, silently and like so many shadows in the deepening gloom! Leila and Catherine were together in the fire-worshipper's cavern, guarded by young Hassan and the panther. The men at once set to work in the direo tion which Maurice indicated to them, and it was soon apparent to him that the old man's boast concerning the fidelity of his gueber followers was well founded. At sunrise all ceased from work and having mounted to the upper ground quietly dis persed in different directions, Maurice eventually returning to the camp in com pany with his sister Catherine. So it went on for several days. At first the work of excavation was most difficult, the rock through which they had to cut their way be ing of the hardest description. Neverthe less the guebers, encouraged by their leader, were untiring in their labor, and steadily pierced through the rook in the direction of the north. After a time the rocky forma tion came to an end, and they struck into a bed of soft, decomposed soil, and it now became apparent to Maurice's practiced eye, that in some previous age, the passage had been filled with earth by human hands. By the seventh day they had completed the hundred and seven cubits of which Goubha-Nichin had spoken, and they then turned westward at an exact right angle. The soil was still soft and easy to penetrate, and at the end of another three days their spades struck against a wall of brick in which was an open doorway formed of massive slabs of granite. The watchman at the mount of the well t ow signalled to them that day was break e ng, and, impatient as Maurice was to ex )lore the open passage before them, it was I tought best to cease their work as usual. On their homeward way Goucha-Nichin rpd the young archbeologist talked long a acd earnestly. The past night's work had Scinvinced them that the way to the buried cty was now open to them. To e ti$ minds of both it had occurred a thtt, for the present at least, it would be w erto dispense with the services and prsence of the workmen and to confine 0 fu er exploration to themselves. Maur Aice frst thought was of his sister and of thedelight it would be to her to accompany a then on their secret journeys. On suggest e ing this, however, to the fire-worshipper, his proposition was met by such strong, and it nnot ho owned, well-founded objections -on the old man's part that he finally con sented to abandon the idea. His next pro posal was more favorably received. As the length of time for which they would be ab sent was uncertain, and as the fatigues of such a journey would certainly be great, they must of necessity carry provisions and other stores with them. For this a third p party would be necessary, and Maurice at ornce decided that his servant Aristomene should complete the trio. The fire-wor shipper assented, and as the discussion of their plans caine to an end they reached their destination. Catherine's joy on nearing or toe 01s covery was as great as her disappointment at having to remain behind and have no active share in the venture which was be fore her brother. Her good sense and unsel fishness, however, soon reasserted them selves and she cheerfully acquiesced to the should remain in her new friend's com As there was little use in the brother and sister returning to their camp, Hassan was depatched with a note to Gargaridi in structing him to make thenecessary prepar ations and to join his master during the day at Goocha-Nichin's cave. This being done, the two men indulged in some much needed rest, and awaited the coming of the evening. To Maurice, especially, the day seemed to drag slowly on. The pmospeot before him, with its possible adventures and discoveries, was most exciting, and his pleasure was only marred by one thing; the necessity for leaving his sister behind. Evening came at last, and with it the faithful Aiistomene. As soon as it was fully dark Maurice and the fire-worshipper bade farewell to the two young girls, cau tioned Hassan as to the care of them, and together they set out for Gaul-Hek, fol lowed by Gargaridi, whostruggled manfully under the weight of a huge basket of pro visions. "It is not for myself," he said with an in jured air when Maurice remarked upon the quantity of eatables. "I need nothing, and could go for twenty-four, yes, for forty eight hours even, without eating a mouth ful; but monsieur himself plays no mean knife and fork, and as for the old man there, he doesn't look as if he lived upon air." "As you please, but, mind you, we have a lang way to go, and you will find it no easy task to carry that burden." "Oh, monsieur," cried Gargaridi, his good humor returning. "I wager we shall soon find a means of lightening it. Take my word for it, we shall have none too much," and he pressed the basket to his side as if fearful of its safety. The three explorers soon crme to the bottom of the incline. The gallery, which thoe entered by a door over which was an inscription in some unknown language, was quite spa cions, and decorated with a certain degree of magnilfcence. Thick pillars had been carved from the solid rook, represonting sheaven of reeds, their capitals being fash ioned like a half-cloaed lotus-flower. Or namentations, rhnste and graceful era besques, ineer iptirns in the saine straing tongue is that above the entrance, formed a frieze around the long passage. 'L'he ground rose with a geitli slope, and the ex plorers, even tiarpriridi, burdened with his large basket, traversed the gallery without fatigue. After half in hour of walking Maurice, who wiis in front. moving his lantern so as to illuniine both roof and ground, noticed the surroundings suddenly change. The passge ansrddenly widened out, and they found thisielvres in a lofty cavern. hero and there brilliant stalactites shone like diamonds in the lantern's light. The roof was supported iv natural pillars, and the moos which covered the sides of the grotto seemed like a covering of soft green velvet. For some time they sought no exit from the civern. At first it nesumed an if they had reached the very end of the subterranean gallery, but at last, to his great joy. behind an enormous boulder, Maurice discovered a door similar to the one by which they had entered the gallery. At the same moment Gargaridi uttered a cry. o" Sel hars, monsieur! An opening :imue diately opposite yours. How will you de oide which is the right one?" Maurice and the t1'e-worshipper hastened to the spot and found themselves in front of the opening to a new gallery. Raising his intern the latter endeavored to decipher the inscription which as before, ran arroes the top of the door, but (largaridi. in his excitement, stepped boldly into the new gallery. Huddenly the others a heard a piercing cry: "Help! help! I am falling! my basket! my bask-," His voice was silent. His companions peered through the darkness where the poor fellow had disappeared. For a few feet the new gallery had a gentle slope of ground, then of a sudden it ended in a dee hole. "Ho," said the old man with a sarcastic smile, "so did my ancestors know how to baffle the curiosity of those bold enough to it 1 I ýI nr `rci 01 AIIr~T THE REACUE OF GARGARETr. ! penetrate their dwellings. If this foolish man had waited until I hail read the in scriotion-" "All very well, but in the meantime we must get him out of there," interrupted j Maurice. "Luckily we have some rope." He advanced cautiously to the edge of the - precipice and lay down upon the ground, instructing his companion to hold his feet securely, and thrust his lantern over the I dark hole. "Ho. there! Gargaridi! Aristomene! Are you there? At first his calls were unanswered save by I the echo from the walls, but at length a r muffled voice was heard at the bottom of the abyss. "Monsieur! Yes, monsieur, I am here." r came from poor Aristomene, "but in a sad r plight-the deuce! I must be blind; I can f see nothing which ever way I turn my head. Nothing but darkness. Have you your lan 1 tern, sir?" "Yes; I am holding it above you," an - swered Maurice. anxiously. "I am going to throw you a rope. Can you catch it?" "I will try, monsieur; but I am sadly n afraid my basket has suffered." R "Bother your basket," cried Maurice; a "look out for the rope! One! two!" 3 To Be Continued.] PAY OF THE PEN. Large Sums Received by Men Known to Fame in Literature. William Shepard makes the followihg statements in regard to "The Rewards of Literature:" Tennyson receives from his publishers an annual income of about $20,000. The verses beginning: What doe; little birdie say In her bed at peep of day' were bought by a periodical for $40 a line. The Nineteenth Century gave £300 for "The Ballad of the Revenge." Robert Bonner, of the Ledger, paid $6,000 for "The May Queen." The publishers of the Cornhill Magazine gave George Eliot $75,000 for "Romola." More than twice that amount was paid for "Middlemarch"-Hl rper & Bros. them. selves are reported to have given $40,000 for the American priority-and that book coin ed money for all concerned in its publica tion. Both Scott and Dickens won for them selves a grand total of something like $1,000,000 with no other capital to start on than an ink bottle and pen. The first check which the Longmans handed over to Macaulay on account of copyright for the "History of England" was for £20,000. The check is preserved as a curiosity among the archives of the Long man's firm. And the history is still selling-at the rate, it is said, of some seventy copies a week-and copy right money is still pouring into the coffers of Macaulay's heir. Victor Hugo received $80,000 for "Les Miserables" and corres ponding sums for his other works. Eugene Scribe is said to have left an estate of near ly $1,000,000. France, indeed, is the El Dorado of writers. George Sand, Alexan der Dumas, nearly all of the leading writers of fiction amassed wealth by their labors. Mrs. Stowe received $40,000 for "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and Mrs. Augusta Evans Wilson has cleared $100,000 in eight years out of her novels. As to Mark Twain, it is well known that that genial gentliman has found a bonanza mine in literatnre-$t00,000 has been named as the sum realized from "T'he Innocents Abroad"-as well as in the drama. THE TENNIS QUEEN. Now the blossoms all are going. Soon tie' roetre wvil hito Irtewini indications that the ecrmo er tire is here, here, hers. And the wandering wind caresses, Lover-like, the Iewe, tiews Of the tennis-phiiing soarcer girlso dear. dear. dear. Oh, we all irf us aiorer tre. W\rerer woli br'rd tie' kerr, tfre hietrr In loyal admiratior oii h er irare, grace, grace; For we rivele her, lihe writ liie- emi if we iidn't ftrl vicrely ririd clap our face~face, fact.. She ischrtarrirnig ine htt nit te Tenirris eiiit: all tire trait - tinlrs seirim weak to that yunrg man on whom sce errrilies, irrires. enmrilreH. Stir In liglitri in or iris athlretic. And nt night ser ortto dances thirty miles, mille, Rires. (ile, weatt of ries iririr icr, Arrd wedii irriri tire k, cii. rfiirr lher, It we dirnit retl conirinerd that we'd got htrt, hurt, hurtn for with tnr ,t'rrairciiug btraity S8ir bali littlr Nerne of dity - Sthrs ait rrncenuuucie.ls, uninitigated rlirt, flirt. - Front thent retirvillr Jenered. SWILE rHiEA ILT. 'Tietrrcun fades out of the pirile wcet. Thiteirvpy ronrrstetrs hinert g to roit, l ht, dew l over the re I brreast, tro elr bIe stird thie n Tini cricket, wiistlr a .brill rfain. had raight ippririarhe ti ith tsirry train, Ieacr lute grid try The cold stars tewinkle in yo blue iky, Miy wiri arn cjitt in t e paln I it orn, No roiirate eushos the reat tnroir. tri rimy iniervitthot thrn wail bherli forlorn, S snettierat furrrwett; (i blie eyo. wevaver ye in Nerrowfil etiell; 0 red lips, frame ie no sri inrelrtl; 0 true htrart, lovIer swiit stary trll, Swcrthrart grorlhiy! Whisper witi lips that i' treiirbling. sweet, 1'rwC thait a lovIr woirri have r ot re0at. Thou esy fareelt hir tiew torrs irnleretlt, Serroetrraet. rerund-bm;! -- Niew Yirrk Independent. LIVE MONTANA IOWNRS, Much Delay Caused by a Washout on the Road to Mon arch. Scare on the Steamer Swan, a Party of Exouraioniate on Board. News and Notes From Dllon-Telephone Line and Electrie Lights-A New Church Assured. GOREAT FALLs, June 19.-lSpeoial.I-The washout on the branch of the Great North ern to Monarch has caused grevious delay. A quantity of freight awaits shipment and the traveling public are seriously incon venienced. The company is making stren nous endeavors to remedy matters, a large gang of men being employed on reconstruc tion at weak spots along the line. Should no further damage arise from succeeding rains the management hopes to run their regular train on Su.nday. On Tuesday lost a coroner's inquest was hold on the body of Joseph Wood, who died suddenly at the Leland hotel from causes which at the time were attributer to mush room poisoning. The post mortem, how ever, disclosed the real cause of death to have resulted from chronic ulceration of the stomach. The remains were interred on Wednesday. The Tribune's sixteen-page special edi i tion, which appeared on Friday morning, mot with an unprecedented sale. Thous. a ands of copies of it went east, and no doubt 3 it will be the means of enlightning many regarding Montana, and especially Great e Falls. t All jury cases set down for hearing at the e present term of the district court having been disposed of, Judge Benton discharged e the jurors to their homes on Tuesday. The steamer Swan, having in tow a barge a filled with pleasure seekers, started up the f river Wednesday night. Approaching Myers' mill some floating rope from a boom d in the stream became entangled in the a propeller, causing the shaft to break. Dis I. abled, the steamer was at the mercy of the L- strong current, and grave fears for a time were entertained that it and its living o freight might be drawn over the falls. Jumping overboard, a man swam to the y boom, and a rope being thrown to him everything was soon made fast. What a might have proved a calamity was thus averted. Attracted by the volume of water passing over Black Eagle, Colter, Rainbow, Horse Shoe and Big Falls, numerous sight seers have visited those localities during the past week. Major Camp, the temperance lecturer, is stirxing up church members and temperance people with a view of securing better or ganization to cope against the increase of the liquor traffic in this vicinity and is meeting with success. The major hits from the shoulder and with no uncertain sound stig matizing the lack of activity shown by those favorable to the cause of temperance. Building operations, almost suspended during the recent wet spell, are now in full swing. Running to head off horses which were trying to escape from a corral, James O'Brinner, a ranehman living in the vicini ty of Highwood, fell and dislocated his shoulder. Brought to town in a spring wagon, he suffered intensely until Dr. Newman set the bone back in its socket. A unique feature in connection with the acci dent is that this is the seventh dislocation of the shoulder blade O'Brinner has experi enced in tumbling through life. Passenger Conductor Stevens, well known to travelers between here and Butte, left yesterday on a well earned vacation. His destination is Winnipeg. A. Guthrie, arriving from Monarch by private conveyance on Friday, states that it rained continuously for twenty days in that camp. Charles Graves, colored, implicated in the recent shooting affray at the Dakota saloon and tried for assault, was acquitted by the jury. Richardson, who manipulated the gun, was also discharged. DILLON DOINGS. The Glorious Fourth Will Be Observed Notes. DrwtoN, June '0.-[Special.]-The Fourth of July celebration at this place promises to be a very successful affair. A novel fea ture of the celebration will be a cowboy's tournament, in which prizes will be given to the best broncho riders. Judge D. M. Durfee, of Deer Lodge, is holding court here this week and Judge Galbraith is superintending the judicial mill at Deer Lodge. The cause of the ex change is disqualiflcation in cases in which they were interested attorneys before their election. The Rocky Mountain Telephone company may build a line from this place to Salmon City via Bannack. The proposed line will cost *5,000, and nearly lhalf of that amount has been subscribed in the three towns. Salmon has no way of communicating with the outside world except by mail. The Dillon Electrio Light and Water company will begin rctive operations in the way of building, laying mains, etc., about July 1. J. ii. Lawrence. manager of the comupany, was in the city this week, 5Iper intending the survey, Five acre s of ground at the spring rnd a right of way twelve foot wide and 4,iXi) fret long acrnss A. S. Rife's field frrtr the spring to the lots, on which the works k ire to be ereoted, were purchased this week. The electric light pole rrre bieing plreed in position. The i'rersyternir tinrien crurmittee air culateri a subscription list this week, and enough money Inns been tledged to assure the erection of r i church, on which work will ciruirruce shortly. W. hi. lisnrturir nun Miss Dslla Rich, both well-known young people of Dllon, were united in iurriajge Tuesday ai ternirn lt tho residence of the bride's father, the Rev. A. 1%. Crawford rfliiinting. 1). It. lieck, of Junction, was visiting in Dillon diring the week. Miss inessir Wyne. who has hbin attend ing the college of Montana at l)eer Lodge, visited Dillon frindins this wick rind left for her home fit Junction Wednesday. Mrs. S. Jacobs, of Helena, is the guest of Mr. aud Mrs. N. E. Hlnnuaer. Miss Funny i'oindexter will visit Lima friends next week. Joseph it. Poindexter, who has been studying law at the univirsity of St. Louis, huts returned to Dillon for vacition. Ht. J. hhurleigh was in Helenin this week. Sunday Excursion Rates. The Montana Central will sell during the summer tickets from Helena to Alhambra aind Boulder rind return at one fare for the round trip. Tickets will be on sale Sator dinys and Sundays and will be good to re turn until the following Monday. B. H. Lnsoa.uv, General T'icket Agest.