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A Special Envoy to Be Sent to
Tne Way Smoothed by the American
Maaaanre of Christiana In Corea-Japan's
Ambition to B* tba England uf
tha East — Inordinate
By ths Aasoelated Press.
Ohm Foo, Deo. 6.—The Taung Li
Yemen haa decided to eend a apecial
ambassador to Tokio, fully authorized
to negotiate a treaty of peace. Tbia ia
the reault of an intimation from United
Statea Minieter Den by that he and the
United States minister to Japan have
prepared the way ior direct communica
tion between China and Japan.
< kurino calls on gricsham.
j Washington, Dec. (J.—Japanese Min
ister Kurino was among Secretary
(Bresham's callers today. It is believed
(through the efforts of tbe American
ministers, primary arrangements bave
seen effected opening a way to a speedy
adjustment ol terms of peace between
duly accredited representatives of China
i»nd Japan, which will include fixing
tjhe amount of indemnity and other de
tiails that could not be properly arranged
ill *hs preliminary negotiations.
I christians massacred in corea.
{ Lyons, France, Dec (i,—The Missions
Cethollquea haa received a letter from
Mgr. Mutel, addra/ised from Seoul, the
capital of Corea, announcing tbat all the
French missionaries in Corea, after great
Hardships, have succeeded in reaching
Seoul. The letter adds that all the
Christian villages in Corea have beeu
pillaged and burned, and that numbers
ot native Christians have been mac
Jap*,n'i Ambitious Designs—She Needs a
Sound Threshing.
New Yons, Pec. 6.—The steamshipa
Energia and Strathlevon, from China
ana Japan, leaving Yokohama on Sep
tember 3d, via Shanghai and Foo Chow,
bave arrived here. Captain Cormiek of
the Strathlevon and Captain Saw of the
Energia aaid tbat they had not seen
much of the fighting, bnt that in the
different porta where they had anchored
they bad lota of chancoa to observe the
ieeling between the two countries.
"Why," eaid Cormiek, "you never
caw a country have aoch a large bump
of self-esteem aa Japan recently de
"They are very fond of calling them
selves the 'England of the east.' One
Japanese gentlemen whom I met in
Yokohama wae talking to me about tbe
future of Japan and he got down a map
and pointed out to me the faot that
Japan was in the same relative position
to Asia that England is to Europe, and
then ho eaid : 'Japan's influence may be
felt throughout Asia, as England's is
throughout Europe. Possibly we may
haTe some interest in Europe, none can
"I'll tell yon what, if Japan conquers
China, as she most certainly will, the
United Stales or England will have to
give Japan a real good whipping before
tbere will be any living on the same
earih with her.
"Another Japanese whom I met wae
very confident that Japan would some
day be tbe greatest nation on eartb. He
was a passenger on my ship and was go
iDg from Yokohama to Kakodate, and
one uigbt while we were standing on
deck together I ask him who would win
tho war.
"'Why, Japan of course,' he an
" 'What will Japan do after the war?'
I aaked.
" 'Oh, tbere is a oountry of gold to the
lontb. Japan may want that.'
"He meant Australia, and I asked
him wbst England would be doing while
Japan took Australia.
'"I don't think Japan cares what
England wguld do,'be answered and I
bad to rnu off and look bard at the com
pass for fsar of langhing in his face.
"The Chinese are not saying as much
as tbey were the last time I visited their
ports. Thoy are divided into two fac
tions—one in favor of old Li Hung
Chang, and tbe other very much op
poaed to him.
"I think, though, that he has done as
well as could be expected with the stud
tbat he haa at command. I aaw one of
bia regiments over tbere, and it waa one
of tbe iunnieat things I ever saw. The
soldiers all looked like living akeletona,
and tbey were armed with aniokersneea
and other flintlock muskets. The armor
tbey had on was of a cheap tin that I
could have made a hole in with a tooth
An Effective Warning.
The train was just roady to start for
Boston when a detective from Superin
tendent Byrnes' offico got on one of the
smoking cars and said, "Bo careful,
gentlemen; I bolieve there are a couple
of sharpers inside."
"Good gracious 1" exolaimod a very
stylish looking gentleman, preparing to
got out. "I'd uo idoa there woro such
people here. I'm suro I shall get out."
Another, who was sitting in a seat
opposite, exclaimed:
"I havo a largo sum of money with
me, nnd I have no wish to lose it,"
whereupon ho, too, got out.
"All right, gentlemen," the officer
calmly remarked; "they aro both gone
now."—Millard J. Bloomer in Fnrimn
Joseph Bonaparte.
Joseph Bonaparte fled to i
after the hundred days and bi
homo in Philadelphia, whore I
In winter, nnd a mansion in N
sey, where ho passed his snmmi
was much liked in this coun
could not make up his mind
here, so roturned to Europe, h
profit by the changes of goven
Frai y. He was always disn
aud found himself an unwelco:
in every country save Engla
finally secured permission to
Italy and died in Florence ii
Taken and Taken.
She—T bate < o havo a photof
He—-Woll, you don't have t
She—H'iw can I help myse
it here on the table, and now
He—Oh, ah (—Detroit Froc
They Even i.nvi.ii Blackmail oa Prli«-
New York, Dec. o.—Frank W. Sanger
was the first witness before the Lexow
committee today. Ha stated tbat he ia
the manager of the Madison Square
garden. Since he haa held that posi
tion tbere have been rive boxing ex
hibitions there. The witneaa testifled
that on tbejnigbt of the Oorbett-Mitohell
match, William Brady, Oorbett's man
ager, came to bim aud drew $250 from
tbe box office to pay the polioe to allow
the exhibition to go on.
"At whose demand did Mr. Brady pay
tbe money?"
"I understand it was Oaptain Scbmltt
berger'e. The money was charged to
Mr. Brady's personal account."
William A. Brady was then called and
denied the story. He aaid be drew
about 70 per cent of tbat amount and
gave it to the stage manager, Benjamin
Sherwood, for the purpose of defraying
the expenses of tbe show.
"Well, Mr. Sanger has sworn tbatyon
crew $250 to pay Captain Scbmltt
berger," said Mr. Goff. "Did he per
jure himself wben he swore to that?"
At first Brady refused to acswor tbis
queation, but subsequently said Sanger's
statement was substantially true.
Mr. Brady denied that he paid any
money to tbe police for c.n exhibition
after Corbett had defeated Sullivan.
He gave the stage manager a preaent
of $50 bnt did not know what he did
with it.
"And you will awear that yon never
paid over to auy other any mossy to bs
given to the police?"
"I will."
The anbject of the French ball was
next taken up. The ofheera denied,
however, having paid money for police
protection. Some of the former officers
of the ball and aome of the attachea
end employees told different tales, how
ever. The Lexow committee dipped
into all the naughtiness of the French
ball and come of the country membeis of
the committee seemed mnch shocked
at the accounts given, but these state
ments were emphatically denied by the
officials of the society which has ths
French balls in charge. According to
their statementa there waa no high
kicking, and the ball would compare
favorably with any of tbe social eventa
given by any fraternal, benevolent or
charitable organization of New York
Frederick Gallagher was the first wit
neaa after the receaa. Ilia teatimony re
lated to the proposed six-round bout
about whioh Brady testified in tbe
morning. Gallagher stated that the
reason Mitchell had backed out was
tbat he objected to allowing tbe police
one-third of tbe receipts of the perform
"Ia it not generally understood,"
aaked Mr. Goff, "among the eportlng
fraternity, that in order to allow a bout
to come off it is necessary to settle with
the police?"
"Yea, it is."
The next five witnesses wsre attaches
of tbe French society in this city. Their
testimony was conflicting, some main
taining that money was paid the police
for protection and others that none was
ever paid.
Mrs. Annie Newetole, a widow, testi
fied tbat she paid $18 a month to De
tectives Brennan and McCormack.
Tbey told hr if ahe paid $200 down and
$20 a month abe conld ae!l what she
pleaoed and wben ahe pleased. She had
given diamonds to Aldsrman Clancy
for aafe keeping and never got tbem
back again.
At the close of the examination Mr.
Goff asked for an adjournment until
next Tuesday to prepare for his next
Expert Dealers In Live Stock Do Not
Often Use Scales.
The dealors in live stook who buy And
sell the thousands of cattle, hogs and
sheep which are daily handled at the
Bourbon stockyards must be expert in
guessing tho weight of a live animal at
a glance. In conversation with a well
known stockman a few days ago he ex
plained why this is necessary:
"It would be impossible to weigh the
cattle in many cases because of the im
mense labor involved and the length of
time, it would take, while the market
prioe, which is subject to constant fluc
tuations, might easily vary from ita
highest to its lowest limit while we
were weighing the animals in one of
our big scales. For instance, today,
which has been the biggest day of the
year thus far, there havo been received at
tho Bourbon yards over 2,400 head of
cattle and about 6,000 hogs. Suppose
we had to drivo all of those upon the
scales to ascertain thoir weight? There
are dozens of old stock men who can in
speot a herd of animals and form an es
timate of their average weight which
will be readily accepted by purchasers as
the basis of a trade.
"Iv a test oaso which was made some
timo since a man who has had a life
long experience in buying and selling a
hord of cattle, after inspecting a herd
of 500 animals, guessed their average
woight within ono-third of a pound of
the actual figuro ascertained by weigh
ing the cattlo individually. The feat
was accomplished by Mr. Ben D. Offutt
of this oounty and is not so extraordina
ry as it appears, because similar in
stances of oxpert 'guessing' occur here
every day."—Louisville Courier-Jour
For a Sweet Breath*
Don't expect to have clean teeth or a
sweet breath whilo there is a tinge of
ho tongue. It is an unmistak
mco of indigestion. Drink sour
, eat ripe fruit and green vege
r purgatives, exeroise freely,
;y of water internalVy and ex
nnd keep up the treatment un
outh is clean, healthy and red.
things aro suggested to ooun
o unpleasant breath resulting
ad tooth, wine or garlic soented
Cinnamon, mint, creams, orris
>yes, mastio rosin and spruce
ill disguise somo odors. Ten
tinoture of myrrh in a glass of
will sweeten and refresh the
A teaspoonful of spirits of cam
peppermint in tho samo gargle
ig tho very best antiseptics, and
rops of myrrh and camphor in
ter aro rocommended in oase of
iroat tvoublo or any slight indis
n which may affect the breath.—
'ice's Cream Baking Powder
I Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco.
The Maber-Jolinson Contest at
New Orleans.
A Magnificent Fizzle From a Fistic
Deelarsd a Draw at tha End of Twenty-
Flva Bounds — Bay District
Baoaa—Uaaaral Sport-
Ins Bventa.
By the Associated Prose.
Nbw Orleans, Dec. 6.—The Johnson-
Maber contest took place in the Olympic
club arena tonight in the presence of
the largest audience tbat ever assembled
In the club on a prize fight occasion. The
urse was $1500, of whicb $200 waa to go
to tbe loser.
Ths fight from start to finish waa a
mixture of boxing, wieatling and talk
ing, with mors than the usual abuse by
the tongue, which the prinoipala gave
each other. Eaoh lick seemed to be ac
companied by a curse, and in the twen
ty fourth round the men were wrestling
co fiercely that the referee had to sepa
rate them.
From a scientific point of view the af
fair waa a magnificent fizzle, and the
ring in which the men fought was plowed
up to auch an extent aa to make tbe
andience believe the men bad been fight
ing a week.
Maber was taller than his opponent
and should have won the battle, though
he seemed to lack tbe physical force
necessary to do SO.
In tbe twenty-fifth round, Maber be
ing forced down in the clinch, took sev
eral seconds on tbe floor, and, after
rising, the men wrestled a bit more. At
the end of the twenty-fifth round Referee
Duffy's deoision declaring the fight a
draw was rseeived with rounds of ap
Results of Yesterday's Eventa and Ea.
trlea for Today.
Ban Francisco, Deo. 6. —Two ont of
five was the beat the talent conld do to*
day in the rain and mud. They called
the first two racea, but after that were
all at aea. Blue Banner, an 8 to 5
favorite in the third rase, threw bia
jockey before the start and ran three
and a quarter milea before be waa
atopped. Alter that ha waa left at the
poat. Rey el Santa Anita found the
mud too much for him in the Paoifio
Union atakes and finished aecond to
Six furlongs, Belling—Wandering Nun
won, Pnryear aecond, JimNorveli third;
time, 1:23.
Five furlonga, 2-year-olda—Pat Mur
phy woa, St. Ceciliaaeoond, Circe third;
time, 1:06%.
Seven furlonga, selling—Whiteatone
won, Normandie second, McLigut third;
time, 1:25%.
I'acitia Union stakes, mile and one
ei»hth —Gilead won, Rey el Santa Anita
eeeond, Oakland third; time, 2:07 , - 3 .
One mile, handicarj—Sir Reel won,
Zobair second, Quirt tnird; time, 1:51%.
Following ara the entries for tomor
row's raeea:
Tbree-qnartera of a mile, selling,
maidena—Headflower 76, J. O. O. 85,
Lochinvar 105, Keene Foxball 93, Pat
riot 96, Major Ban 103, My Sweetheart,
Seven-eighths of a mile, selling— Cad
mus 108, Tartarian Oi), Thornhill 102,
Enthusiast 99, Charmer 99, Jack Rich
elieu 102, Watterson 102, Sligo 09.
Five-eighths of a mile, selling—C. M.
C. 102, Rioardo 102, Gold Bug 116, Nor
le* ÜB, Lottie D. 111. Clacquer 106,
George F. Smith 113, Silver State 98,
Joe Cotton 103, Sallie Calvert 84.
Five eighths of a mile, Belling—Sir
Leginald 105, Jake Allen 106, Sam
Brown 106, Little Frank 103, Gordius
106, Red Bird 98, Three Forks 98, Mor
ven 98, Hanford 84.
One mile, Belling—Realization 97,
Florenoe Diokey 86, Belfast 05, My Lock
103, Red Pat 90, Melanita 05, Hy Dy 95,
Braw Scot 103, Democrat 95.
Eastern and San Francisco Races.
Tha Metropolitan Turf olub, 126 Weat
Second atreet. Entrance also on Center
place. Dorkee & Fitzgerald, proprietors.
The Roby (Ind.) and San Franoisco
races are now being posted. Direct wire
to room. Full description given of each
event and traok odds laid. Eastern
racea begin at 12 m. Loa Angeles time.
Entries pat up every evening. A book
made on all sporting events of import
Final Section of the National Trotting;
Beard or Kevlew.
New Yobk, Deo. 6.—At the final ses
sion of tha board of review today the
Saliebury-Fleetwood tangle and the
Hare-Detroit Driving clnb muddle were
Nothing in the judgment of the board
oooarred to authorize or justify the re
moval of the mare .Expressive from the
ground* before tbe conclusion of the
race; but in view of the offense, which
partially grew ont of a lax and uncer
tian administration of the turf law by
tbe association, the expulsion is re
moved and a fine of $100 imposed, Salis
bury to be suspended until it ie paid.
In tbe Detroit Driving olub case
against H. 8. Lewis, the latter was sus
One of the last oases decided was a
matter referred by tbe Pacific driving
board of appeals. Tbe case waa styled
George B. Polhemua againat the San
Mateo and Santa Clara County Agri
cultural association. No. 5, of San Joae,
Cal. The difficulty arose from
a proteated decision of raoe judges.
In a dead heat Laura M. was
diatanced. The judgea allowed her to
start in another heat. The case waa
tried by the board of appeals, which de
cided the judgea had erred in allowing
Laura M. to atart in tbe raoe alter be
ing deolared distanced. Tbe board of
review today affirmed thia decision.
Schaeler Again Defeated.
Chicago, Dec. 0 —For the fourth time
Ives has outclassed Bcbaefer, running
600, while hie opponent gathered up
388. The total score is now: Ives. 2400:
Bcbaeier, 1431. Ives broke the balk line
reoord of 331 points tonight, and laier
made a ran of 359. Aside from this one
reoord oi Ives, Bcbaeier played the bet
ter game. He bad a gocd lead and was
putting np a strong game, when Ives
settled matters by making hie big run.
Corbett Not Dismayed.
Memphis, Term,, Deo. (3.—Champion
Corbett, when shown tbe dispatch irom
Jacksonville stating tbat the oity coun
cil bad repealed the ordinance permit
ting glove contests, said it would hays
no effect on bia coming fight with Fltz-
"The Duval Athletic club," hs said,
"haa deposited $5000 as a guarantee of
good faith and I do not anticipate any
interference on the part of the authori
An Explanation Wanted of the Presence
of These Tan Spots.
Con any of your readers explain the
meaning of the tan spots seen so com
monly over tho eyes in black and tan
dogs of most breeds?
When in Melbourne last year, I went
carefully over all the dogs in a show
with one of the stewards, and we found
the spots in all tho black and tan ter
riers, foxhounds, deerhounds, collies,
lurchers, etc., but I could get no infor
mation regarding them from the ex
In some of the highly bred toy dogs,
as the small black and tan terriers, I
found ou inquiry that these spots, for
merly so very conspicuous, were being
brod out and had nearly disappeared.
Their persistenoo through so many
strongly markod varieties, except those
of lato dato, is singular, for there is
fairly good proof that when first domes
ticated the dog was red or brown, like
tho pariah, diugo, etc.
As Tar as I cau see, we do not find
the spots white on "a black or dark
ground, nor yet black or dark on a
white or light ground. My explanation
is that they have arisen as a permanent
marking after the dogs "sported"' to
black under dornostication and have
boon preserved and developed through
natural selection. Possibly thoy are pro
tective and simnlate oyes.
Ono morning, just at dawn, I had oc
casion to go out into the garden, and
while stooping to examine some flowers,
near a fence partly covered with creep
ers, I suddenly saw an animal's head
looking through, and what seemed to be
two seemingly large and ferocious
black eyes glared at me. Suspecting
that a black leopard was about to spring
over, I started hack, clapped my hands
and shouted. To my relief, however, I
saw a tail wag and found that the spec
tator was a oooly's dog I knew very
well aud which recognized me. The
use of tho tan spots—in this oaso at
least—then occurred to me.
May it not be that the spots thus
servo a protective purpose and have of
ten saved tho lives of dogs (black dogs)
from their enemies, the smaller felines,
such as the clouded leopard, etc. ? Per
haps tho matter is not new, but if it is
it seems worth looking into.
I have several dogs about here now
with black bodios and heads. The tan
spots, rather pale, are of the size of a
shilling. I have shot one, keeping the
skin of the head as a curiosity.—S. E.
Peal in Nature.
"Tako It Alsy."
Ono cannot travel in Ireland withont
perceiving that tho bo many horsepower
and perpetual catching of trains theory
of life is not one that is accepted by the
Irish people, and I do not think it ever
will be. Their religion, their traditions,
their chief occupations, their tempera
ment, all of which I suppose are closely
allied, aro opposed to it.
The saying, "Takoitaisy, and if you
can't take it aisy take it as aisy as you
can," doubtless represents their theory
of life, and, for my part, if it were a
question either of dialectics or of mor
als, I would sooner havo to defend that
view of existence than the so many
horsepower one. So far from a wise man
getting all he oan out of himself iv one
direction, he will, it sooms to me, rig
idly and carefully abstain from doing
so in the interests of that ontholio and
harmonious development which requires
that he should get a little out of him
self in every direction.
One wouid not like to assert that the
bulk of the Irish people are "harmo
niously dovclopod." But neither, if I
may be permitted to say so, are the ]
English or the Scotch people, and as |
in reality all three probably err by lob
sided activity or lobsided inactivity, it
still remains to be seen whether too
much perpetual catching of trains or too
much taking it "aisy" is, on tho whole,
tbe wiser course and tho less insane in
terpretation of the purport and uses of
life.—Blackwood's Magazine.
It Beats Acting*.
They had just emerged from the tele
phono exchange where they were em
"Sometimes," said one of them, "I
think that I would like to be famous;
that I would like to go on the stage and
act or on the lecture plaform. Then,
again, I think not.''
"I think not all the time, "was the
positively spoken rejoinder.
"Still it must be nice to play upon
the emotions of the multitude."
"Of course it is. That's what makes
it so jolly in the telephone exohange.
When wo talk sweetly to some man
through the phone, I can tell by tho
way he coos back that ho is smirking in
tho most absurd manner. And if I want
to make him angry I can tell him the
line's busy and ring in his ear. I tell
you, my dear, when it comes to playing
on tbe emotions of the multitude Sarah
Bernhardt will have to givo extra mati
nees if she wants to surpass ns in op
portunity. " —Kate Field's Washington.
The Donkey Vanished.
In general we may say that the don
keys belong to a vanishing state of hu
man culturo, to the timo before carriage
ways existed. Now that civilization
goes on wheels they seem likely to have
an ever decreasing value. A century
ago they wero almost everywhere in
common use. At tho present timo thero
are probably millions of people in the
United States to whom the animal is
known only by description. In a word,
tho creoturo marks a stage in tho de
velopment of our industries which is
passing away as rapidly as that in which
the spinning wheel and tho hand loom
played a part. —Professor N. S. Shaler
in bcribner's.
A pupil of the late Professor Helm
holtz relates that when his master had
discovered the velocity of nerve currents
by the aid of electrio measurements
Alexander yon Humboldt remarked to
Dv Bois-Beymond, "Then nerve cur
rents move only three times as fast as
the Orinoco."_ — ' v .
Ben md blossom, blomorn nnd beet
Oh, but life iv all flower to rsy spirit and met
Givo us timo for exploring.
For ooming end going,
Por winning nnd Sti ring,
For feeling and knowing.
Ob, tho wonderful life! Oh, the magical
flower I
Give us timo, give uf power,
And wo'll count disappointment ond sorrow
ond pain
But a shower of rain I
Ben and blossom, blossom and heel
What is earth but a bell upon God's starry
Givo us time to dip ln it.
To do our endeavor.
Alan, ln a minute
It closes forever!
But, oh, joy, for tho tree has a myriad Buch
They are his, they arc ours,
And each lues wo shall count in the light of
new giun
But a shower of ruin I
—Via* Briss in New York Ledger.
Thoy shako thoir hoads with unpleasant
significance at Zcrmatt if you ask them
about Gaspord Lafarguo and what befell
him. For ono thingUaspnrd was a Chain
ounix guide, and Chainounix guides aro
no moro popular in the Zormatt valley
than on tho Obcrland. For tho rest—but
that Is tho story I havo to tell.
An English tourist, who has no other
connection with the story, brought Gas
pard to Zcrmatt, much against his will, in
tho beginning of July. Before July was
over Gaspard hud made up his inlnd that
the longer ho staid at Zorrnatt tho better
ho should be pleased.
It was all through tho laughing eyes of
Nannette, the pretty French chambermaid
at tho Mont Corvin. Sho at any rate had
no prejudice, against the guldo who came
from Chainounix and mado lovo so much
moro romantically than their brothers of
German speaking Switzerland. So sho
and Gaspard had their romance and formed
their plans to mako each other happy.
"Nannette," ho told her one day, ''when
the summer is over I shall have saved
1,500 francs."
"And I, Gaspard, shall have a dot of
600 francs."
"And I haven rich uncle, Nannette. 110
also will lend me a little money, and to
gether we will tako a littlo hotel—suoh a
pretty little hotel that 1 know of close to
Chainounix. All tho gentlemen I have
climbed with will come to stay there, and
I will still be a guldo, and you shall look
after the house, and wo will always bo
happy—oh, bo happy!"
So they planned it, and after his em
ployer had gone back to England Gaspard
found it hard to tear himself away from
The other guides were jcalou3 of him.
What business had ho in Zermatt, they
asked, doing work that by rights belonged
to them? And some of them —the younger
and unmarried men—were joalous of him
in another senso, declaring loudly that a
Chomounlx man had no right to make
love to a Zorniatt girl. All that tbey could
say, therefore, to prejudloo tourists against
Gaspard Lafargue they did. But Gaspard
was a man of provod prowess among tho
mountains, and ho found engagements.
One tourist in particular took him out
with him continually. Ho was an Eng
lishman. His name was Richards, and he
was an amateur.
It all roso through a certain sporting
offer that Gaspard had made to Mr. Rich
ards ou the afternoon on which he walked
into Zcrmatt from St. Niklaus. Gaspard
accosted him, as is tho habit of tho guides,
showing him his book of testimonials, and
proposed that they should make an ascent
together. Harry Richards stood tulking
with him, nnd tho names of many peuks
wore mcntiouod. The Zlnal Rothhorn was
suggested as n good one to begin with.
There was only one objection to It.
"Ono wants two guides for that," Harry
Richards said, "and two guides are more
than I can afford."
"You can mako the Zlnal Rothhorn from
Zermatt with only one guide, monsieur,"
Gaspard answered.
The Englishman expressed surprise.
Tbe guidebook said differently. Gaspard
renewed his offer:
"Yes, monslour, I will take you up the
Zlnal Rothhorn by myself, and you sholl
not pay mo a centime unless we get to the
top. 1 '
Decidedly it was a sporting offer, for it
was made in uttor ignorance of tho Eng
lishman's olimblng powers and rested only
on tho rash generalization that all Eng
lishmen who climb at all climb well.
Moreover, there is a certain awkward rock
traverse on the Zlnal Rothhorn, where an
inexpericnoed climber may easily como to
grief and bring his companion to grief
with him. Tho offer, howevor, was ao
cepted and the top of the mountain duly
reached, and afterward Harry Richards
took Gaspard Lafargue with him on all
his more difficult excursions.
But it Is only with one of those excur
sions—the last of thorn —that this story it
specially concerned.
It was in the English traveler's mind, if
tho weather should bo favorable, to climb
Monto Rosa, a toilsome expedition and to
a party of less than three more than a lit
tle perilous. But it Is an expedition that
they never undertook, though they fixed a
day for it. In the course of a preliminary
walk, to make a rocoimolssance of ths
routo, tho Inevitable happened, for, as
all tho world knows, two men cannot gc
alono on a snow masked glacior without
the risk of accident.
There is no need to make a long story
of the excursion. In truth, there is hardly
anything to bo told about it. They recou
noltored, for It wins a dull, gray day, with
clouds and mist drifting hither and thith
er and a dark sky continually threaten
ing snow. And ut last the moment camo
when high up on the Monto Rosa glacier
tho English traveler slipped through v
snow bridge into a crevasse, and his guide
held him dangling by tho ropo and could
not pull him out of it.
Gaspard Lafarguo could just sustain the
woight, and that was all. His companion's
struggles to releaso himself nearly pulled
him off his feet. Dropping on one knee,
that he might tho better bear the strain,
ho shouted such directions as he could.
"Can you reach the sido of tho crovasse
with your ice ax, monsiour?" hrs called.
But Harry Richards could not. The
wall nearest to him was hollowed llko an
arch, and ho could not so much as touch it.
"And tho crovosso is deep, monsiourf"
"I can't see tha bottom of it."
A pause and then—
"I think I can hold you, monsieur, if you
will drop your ax and climb up the rope."
But tbo rope was slippery from trailing
tho snow and In parts glazed with ice. It
was iinposslblo to get such a grip on it us
a man must have If he would climb hand
over hand, and thus the last way e£ safety
Thero was a fresh pause while both the
French guide and tbo English tourist
looked death in the face and racked their
brains ln vniu for some device by which
the imminent end might ho averted. Ev
erything was still. Tho clouds wero black
ering, tho snow bad begun to fall, and
thero was no chance that any one would
bring them help.
Then tho voice of tho Englishman was
heard calling from tho chasm:
"Yes, monsieur."
"Cut the rope, Gaspard."
"I must not, monsieur: I mufitriat.
rt is tho unwritten but roost stringont
rulo of mountain climbing. A man may
cut tho ropsj to savo a friend, but not to
savo himself. But Hurry Richards, hang
ing in the crevasse, was not bound by rules,
lie called again:
"Yes, monsiour."
"You cannot tnvo me, Gaspard?"
"I fear riot, monsieur."
"Then cut the ropo. I oan't cut it my
self becuuso my knlfo has been jerked out
of my pocket. Cut It for me."
Then there waa a silence—a silenco as of
tho grave—whilo Gaspard Lafarguo bat
tled with himself, lie was no coward. All
tho Swiss guttles are bravo, and he was
among tho bravest of them. At Chnui
ounlx and ut Courniuyr.ur tliero still lin
ger stirring stories of his pluck. Ho had
stood in just such peril as thisonco before.
The watch ho carried In his pocket had
been givon to him by an English Alpinist
whose life ho bad suved at hideous danger
to his own. He had been covered with
glory for his courago in the columns of
The Alpine Journal. And ho hud been
bravo without thought of glory, merely
because it waH his duty as a mountuin
Now, too, lio could he ns bravo as ever,
but for a single tlionglit—the thought of
Nahnotto, With tlm Inugbing eyes, waiting
(or htm at the Mont Cervln und wonder
ing why ho did not come. Through tho
mist and tlio snow ho seemed to see tho
smilo of mingled love and pride with
which blio always welcomed him back aft
er his perilous excursions. Again he pic
tures her anxiety deepening into terror ns
tho hour grew later and he did not return;
her sobs, bitter and Inconsolable, when
tho search party found the bodios and told
her of his end.
"Never to sco Nannette againl Never
to sco Nannette again!"
Ho snld the words softly over to himself,
and tbey unmanned him. Tho thought
was more than he could bear. Straining
every mnsclo to save himself from being
drawn, oven now at tbo last moment into
the icy cavern, he pulled tho knife out of
his pocket with his left hand and opened
it with his teoth.
"For Nannette's sake,"ho murmured
as ho drew tho blade across the strands.
The strain ceased, and ho was freo, und
theu afresh thought began to trouble him.
Tho first sense of reliof only lusted for a
moment. The sip of brandy that he took
to revive his circulation hardly prolonged
the momorit.nnd thon ho wns overwhelmed
with the inevitable horror at the thing he
had done, for a brave man who plays tho
coward, or who merely does what tho con
vention of his class has settled to be cow
ardly, must needs pay for It afterward.
Gaspard remembered tlio case of Peter
Tangwaldor. Tlicy hounded Poter out of
Zernintt on the mero suspicion—tho un
just suspicion, as most think—of having
cut the rope. But in his own caso, as Gas
pard know, it would not bo a suspicion,
but a certolnty. Thero wero the proofs
resting nt thu bottom of tho orevasse, where
they must presently bo found, but where
ho could not descend to tamper with them.
They did not love him, thoso Zormatt
guides, and what a handle ho had given
them! Ho pictured his homo coming and
his reception, the question what he had
done with the herr, the inevitable answer
that ho hud left him on tho mountain, tlio
search that he himself would be expected
to direct, the awful discovery of tho truth.
How tlicy would look at bim and scorn
him! What etorlcs thoy would spread of
him—stories that Nannette perhaps would
bo the llt'.-t to hear! Yes, that was the
worst thought of all. How could he face
Nannette again with that shame behind
him? And how could Nannette go on lov
ing him when this tale ran riot in tlio vil
lage and ho could not deny it? Setter
surely never to see her at all tlinn to sco
her feeling lit only for hor contempt!
So his thoughts run ns ho stood half
dazed amid the blinding snow.
"No, no," ho said; "i cannot go back.
Ido not dure to go buck. Better to dio
hero nlono whilo no one knows."
Then ho crept up to tlio edge of tho
crcvaFse and crouched there. Ho felt no
impulse to throw himself Into it. A muti
does not seek n violent death when a calm
and peaceful death can bo attained as eas
ily. But he throw himself down upon the
very verge of tho frozen gulf where his
herr luy buried, and the cold stiffened out
his limbs, and the snowflukes fell on him
nnd formed his canopy. And so ho lnj
when old Christian Sumnicrmatter, whe
led tho search party, stumbled on his bod;
and saw tho cut ropo and understood.
Yot, though ho understood, old Chris
tian did not speak, for Christian, though
ho liked uot tho men of Chamouuix, re
spected both tho faith of the living and
tlio memory of tho dead, and Nannette of
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