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CHAPTER XIX Continued. Sho clasped hor hands whout his tarn. "Will you?" eho said again, looking p beseechingly nt him. The Father stood smiling r. llttlo Mown upon her, mora with his oyes than with hla lips. "They will kill him and marry you, If I do. And, moreover, pray toll me, ' . llttlo ono, what will they do to mo?" v ' he said. "Father, they would not daro to moddlo with you. Your ofllce your j saactlty, Holy Mother Church herself would protect you. It Conrad wero ' hero ho would do It for mo. I am Buro j ho would marry us." "And you, young mnsqucradcr," said Father Clement, turning to tho Spnrhawlc, "whnt say you to all this? 1 I must know all beforo I consent to ( .put my neck Into tho hnltcrl" "I will do whatever tho Princess wishes. Her will Is mine." "Dz Am mako a virtue of that, j young man," said tho priest, smiling; v "tho will of tho Princess Is nlso that j of most people with whom sho comes Bfc . r- Ik contact. Why, ever slnco sho was so high (ho Indicated with his hand), I dccluro tho minx hath set her own pononcos and dictated her own abso lutions." Tho Sparhawlt dropped on ono kneo and bent his head. "Ah, that IB better," said tho priest, making tho sign of benediction nbovo tho clustered raven locks. "Rise, sir, I would speak with you a moment apart. My Lady Mnrgarot, will you plcaso to walk on tho tcrraco thcro while I confer with tho Lady Joan, I -according to tho commandment of tho Prlnco." As ho spoko tho last words ho mado a llttlo movement towards tho corri dor with his hand, nt tho samo . moment clovntlng his voice. Tho Princess caught his meaning and, be fore cither of hor companions could top hor, sho tiptoed to tho door, set hor hand softly to tho latch, and sud . donly flung It open. Prlnco Louis stood without, with hend bowod to ' listen. Tho Princess shrilled Into a little peal of laughter. 1-y, "Brother Louis," sho cried, clapping vr her hands, "wo havo caught you. You must restrain your youthful, ardent affoctlons. Your brido Is about to confess." Tho Prluco gluted at Ms dcbonnalrc sister as if h'o could havo slain hor on the spot. "I returned," ho said formally, r speaking to tho dlsgulseu Maurldo, "to ' Inform the Princess that her rooms In tho main palaco woro ready for her I whenevor sho deigns to occupy them." 1 "I thank you, Prlnco Louis," return- ! ed tho falso Princess, bowing. In his I character of a woman botrayed and lod prisoner tho Spnrhnwk was spar ing of his words, and for other rca , ' "- sons as well. "Corao, brother, your arm," said tho Princess. "You and I must not In trude Wo will lcavo tho good Fath er and his fair penitent. Como, dear brother, corool" . And with ono gay glanco shot back- ward at tho Sparhawk, half over her i shoulder, tho Lady Margaret took tho 1 unwilling arm of hor brother and ! swopt out. Verily, as Father Clomont had said, sho was a royal minx. CHAPTER XX. I The Princess Margaret It In a Hurry. Tho priest waited till their foot- stops died nway down tho corridor , beforo going to the door to shut It. v Prince Louis stood without, with head '.' ( bowed to listen. Then ho turned and fared tho Spar- i hawk with a very different counto- , nanco to that which ho had bent upon tho Princess Marcarct. "And now, sir," said tho priest abruptly, "who may you bo?" "Father, I am a sorvant to the ! Duchess Joan of Hohensteln and Kornsborg. Maurlco von Lynar is my name." "And pray, how camelyou so like tho Duchoeo that you can'Tvass mus ter for her?" 7 '"lhat I know not. It Is tin affair ' upon which I was not consulted." "How enmo tho Princess to love youi "Well, for ono thine, I loved her. For another, I told hor sol" "Tho polrts nro well taken, but ol thomselves Insultlfclont," smiled tho v Driest "So also havo others better m k L equipped by fortuno to win hor favor than you. What else?" Then, with a certain shamefaced nnd sulky pride, tho Spnrhawk told Father Clement all tho tnlo of tho mission of tho Duchess Joan of Court land, of tho lilting tho Princess had taken to hor In her secretary's at tiro, of tho kiss upon tho dark river's bank, tho fragrant memory of which had drawn him back to Courtland against his will. "It is a pretty tnnglo you havo mado between you," said Father Clement when Maurlco finished. "I know not how you could moro completely havo twisted tho skein. Every ono Is some body else, nnd tho devil Is hard upon tho hindmost or Prlnco Ivan, which Is tho snrao thing." Tho priest now withdrew In his turn to where ho could watch tho Alia curving Its back a llttlo In mldBtream as tho summer floods rushed seaward from tho hills. To truo Courtland folk its very bubbles brought counsol as they floated down towards tho Dal tic. "Lot mo scol Let mo scol" ho mur mured, stroking his chin. Then after a long pauso ho turned agnln to tho Sparhawlt. "You nro of sufficient fortuno to mnlntnln tho Princess ns becomes her rank?" "I am not a rich man," answered Von Lynar, "but by tho graco of tho Duchess Joan neither am I a poor one. Sho hath bestowed on mo one of her father's titles, with lands to match." "So," said tho priest; "but will Prlnco Louis and tho Muscovites give you lcavo to enjoy them?" "Tho estates aro on tho borders of Plnssenburg." said Maurlco, "and I think the Prlnco of Plassenburg for his own security will provldo against any Muscovlto Invasion." "Princes aro but princes, though I grant tho Executioner's Son Is a good ono," answered tho priest. "Well, better to marry than to burn, sayoth Holy Writ. I will marry you and thereafter botnko mo to the Abboy of Wolgast, where dwells my very good friend tho Abbot Tobias. For old snlto's sako ho will keep mo safo thcro till this thing blows over." "With my heart I thank jou, my Fnthcr," sold tho Sparhawk, kneeling. "Nny, do not thank mc. llnthcr thank tho pretty Insistency of your mistress. Yet It Is only bringing you both ono step ncaror destruction. Walking upon egg shells Is child's play to this. But I never could rcfuso ,your sweetheart either a comfit or an absolution nil my days. To my shnmo as a servant of God I say It. I will go call her In." Ho went to the door with a curious smilo on his faco. Ho opened it, and th ore, closo by tho threshold, was tho Princess Mnrgarot, hor eyes full of n bright mischief. "Yes, I was listening," sho cried, shaking her head defiantly. "I do not , enro. You nro going to do what wo wish I know you nro. I hoard you say so to Maurlco. Now begin." i "Nay, madcap, bo patlont. Wo must hnvo a witness whoso head sits on his : shoulders beyond tho risk of Prlnco LouIb' bailor or Prlnco Ivan's Musco vlto dagger. What say you to tho , High Councillor of Plassenburg, Von I Dossnuor? Ho Is hero on an embas sy." j Tho Prlncoss clapped her hands. j "Yes, yes. Ho will do lr. Ho will keop our secret. Ho nlso likes pretty girls, I will go nnd summon Dos minor .myself," sho went on. "I will run so quick. I cannot bear to wait." "Abldo yo abide yo, my dnughter," said Father Clomont; "let us do even I this folly decently and In order. Tho dny Is far spout. Lot us wnlt till darkness comes. Theu when you aro ' rested and (ho looked townrds tho Sparhawk) tho I-ndy Joan also I will return with High Councillor Dcssnuor, who, without obsorvanco or suspicion, may pay his rrspocts to tho Princesses upon his nrrlval," "But, Fnthor, I ennnot wnlt," cried tho Impetuous hrldo. "Something might happen long beforo then. My brothor might como. Prlnco Wasp might find nut. Tho cnstlo Itself I might fall, And then I should never bo married at nil!" Tho holy father looked at her a momont and turned his eyes, to Mau rlco von Lynnr. Thon ho shook IiIh , head gravely at that proxlmato hrldo- ' groom as ono who would say, "If you bo neither hnnged nor yet burnt hero in Courtland If you got safely out of this with your hrldo why, then, Heaven havo morcy on your soull" It was vory quiet In tho rlvor parlor of tho Summer Palaco. A shaded lamp burned In Its nlcho over tho desk of Prlnco Conrad. Thcro was no ono In tho ureal rnon savo tho youth , whoso masquerading was now well nigh over, Tho Sparhawk listened In tently. Footsteps were approaching. Quick as thought ho threw himself upon a couch, nnd drew about him n light cloak or woolen cloth lined with silk. Tho footsteps stopped nt his door. A hand knocked lightly. Tho Sparhawk did not answer. Thoro wns a long pauso and thon footstops re treated ns they had como. The Spar hawk remained motionless Tired with nnxlety and tho strain of the day, tho youth passed from mus ing to real sleep, and tho stream of unronsclou'npss, with n lonfc. toothing swirl llko that of tho grrcn water out side among tho piles of tho Summer Palaco, boro him nway.' He look longer breaths, sighing In hla atesi bers like a hnppy, tired child. Again there enmo footstops, quicker and lighter this time, then tho crisp rustlo of sllltcn skirts, a warm breath of scented air, and tho door was closed ngnln. No knocking this time. It was someone who entered as of right. Tho Princess Margaret sat down by tho couch of Maurlco Von Lynar and, after this manner of which I have told, her heart was moved within her. As sho bent a llttlo over tho youth nnd looked Into his sleeping face, the likeness to Joan tho Duchess cami out moro strongly than ever, emerging al most startling!)', ns n raco stamp stnnda out on tho features of the dead. Sho bont hor head i'"t nearer the slightly parted lips she drow back. "No," sho murmured, k.nlung at hor Intent. "I will not nt least, not now. I will wnlt till I hear thorn coming." 8ho stolo her hand under tho cloak which covered the sleeper till her cool fingors rested on Mnurlco's hand. Ho stirred n llttlo nnd his lips moved. Then his eyelids quivered to tho lift ing. But they did not rise. Tho ear of tho Princess was vory near tihom now. "Maurice," sho whispered, "wako, dearest. They aro coming." "Margarotl" ho would havo an sworcd. But could' not. Tho greetings were soon over. Th The mantage of Princess Margars-. and the Count von Loen. tnlo had already been told to Von Dcssnuor by Fathor Ciomcnt. The pair stood up under tno golden glow of tho swinging Bllvcr lamps. It was a strango scene., For, surely, never was marrlago moro wonderfully cele brated on this earth than this of two fair maidens (for so they still ap peared) taking hands at tho btddtq&c& God's priest nnd vowing tho solemn ows, In tho presenco of a prlnco'i chancellor, to live only for cacn other In all tho world. Presently tho solemn "Let no man put asunder" was snld, tho blessing pronounced, and Leopold von Dos saucr camo forward with his usual courtly graco to saluto tho newly made . Countess von Loen. Ho would havo kissed her hand, but with a swift gesturo sho offored hor . check. "Not hands to-day, good frlond," she I snld. "I am no moro a princess, but my husband's wlfo. They ennnot pari us now, can thoy, High Chancellor? I , havo gotten my wish!" I "Dear lntly," tho Chnncellor of Pins Bcnburg unswered gently, "I nm an old man, nnd I hnvo observed that Hymen Is tho most trlcksome of tho dtvlnl tics. His omens go mostly by con trnrles. Whoro much Is oxpected, llt tlo Is obtained. When nil mon sponk well oi a wedding and nil tho prophets prophesy smooth things my fear Is great. But bo of good cheer. Though I you havo chosen tho rough road, tho porllous venture, tho dark night, tho doop nnd untried ford, you will yet I come out on n plnln gladness, Into a dny of sunshine, nnd nt tho ovcntldo reach a homo of content." (To bo continued.) The Eccentric Depositor. n. A. Fuller, toastmnBtor nt tho nnnunl banquet of tho Pennsylvania bnnkors' convention In Wllltesbnrro Inst month, Introduced with this story tho bnnker who responded to tho tonst, "Our Dooaltors." "A depositor In n neighboring trust company Is nn eccentric fnrmcr of mlddlo tigo. This farmer, though ho is wcnlthy, overdrew his account ono day to tho tunu of 1500. "Notification of tho overdraft was at oncn sent to him. "Ho replied: " 'You tell mo I hnvo overdrawn my account 1500. Well, I know It. So what is tho necessity of bothering mo about It? Why not trust mo ns I do you? Do I go to you whon I havo monoy In your Institution nnd shout: "You havo $S00 of mlno?" Such stnto ments nro superfluous cither way.' " Buffalo Enqulror. Bear Tries to Lift Deer From Water. W. M. Kennedy, who Una been In tho lumhorlng business for a number of years past, teM of seeing a bear try to lift a llvo deor from tho Ma galloway river. When ho discovered them, tho bear hnd hold of tho )oung buck's hoad with hlK teeth Hnd wns hanging on hard with tho nld. of his clnws. The dcor swam for tho slnro, carrying the weight of tho bear, but ho swnm dl nctly Into n trap In tho crotch that was mndo by tho boom Tho hear mado frantic efforts to get onto the logr and pull the deer after him. But 'he vrluhi whh too much Tho bear nt i( id by Mr. Ken nedy. Maine Wr. ' ) If In the Public Eye LOBBYIST FOR 6 KING j M? HHBH Col. Henry J. Kownlsky, a Now York and Snu J JHFranclsco lawyer, Is said to bo tho head of tho vHlohby In this country maintained by King Leopold ML vHo( 1,1k1i""i concerning which amazing rovolntlous flfcnK Haro being mndo, Knwatnky's mission, which ho ly kv performed with such stnrtllng succesi, was to W 'IS?' provont nny action being takon by tho American B il governmont in response to the outcry of mlsslrn- BK 't"f i nrlcs and others against tho ntrocloua cruelties Kafll, vjty .- practlcod upon tho natives of tho Congo Frco Bpsj. ' Stnto by Leopold's ngonts nnd rubber tiuntoM, y Honry W. Wnck, who wroto "Tho True Story ykjfi.. yA o( t0 Congo," denies ho wns a member of flKowalsky's lobby nnd says: HSrfB "i hnvo not spoken to Kownlnky for n period L sHflKflsHBBsVslof 17 months. I know Kownlsky to ho nngry nnd disgruntled on account of his dismissal by tho Belgians from tholr service, nnd I havo from time to time hoard that ho wns throwing bricks nt tho kin,; and his ministers nnd counsol In tilts country; but as I hnd no desire to be Identified with Kowalsky'n rovengo upon tho king and his ministers, I hno avoided tho subject nnd tho man. "Tho difficulty In tho Congo Is not duo to King Leopold, but largely to such servants as Kownlsky has proved himself to bo. Kownlsky has evident ly betrayed his trust nnd gono over to King teopold'a cnomlos for n llttlo vul gar notoriety." CIVIL POST FOR ROUGH RIDER John A. Mcllhenny, of now Iberia Paris, La., i r 1 recently mado a member of tho civil sorvlco com- .BssW mission, won this distinction by gallantry on tho sfc battlefield of San Juan In tho presenco of Col. K- Itoosovelt. Mr. Mcllhenny, not yet 37 yenra of B fl ago, went Into tho Spanish-American wnr as n B??9 5? I privato In the rough rldors, and was mustered out By w as socond ltcutonant of troop K. K X ji Mr. Hooaevclt has gono out of his way to bo- HbtfWV .I stow favors upon tho young LouUlnnlnn. Ho has HsBV called him to tho Whlto House and to Oyster Bay for numerous conferences, and haB always mado itMfl V It known that bo lntondod to tender tho warrior a B high offlco. A H Mr. Mcllhenny Is host known to Louisiana as B flA H a pepper sauco makor. Down an Avory Island, IbbbM1A-bb tho plantation homo of tho Avery nnd Mcllhenny families, ho has a consldor able Industry. Tho peoplo of Iberia Parish worship him In ft way. Ho is tholr sensator In tho IOiilslana stnto senate. Probably tho most effect ho Illustration of tho closo bond existing bo tween .he Itoosovelt nnd Mclhcnny families wns given when Miss Alice Roosovolt visited Now Orleans two winters ngo to witness tho cnrnlvnl. Sho wns a guest of tho Mclhonny family, and had npnrtmouts nt Mr. Mcllhonny's homo. Mr. Roosovolt followed Inst year on his trp to Now Orleans, after tho fever quarantines hnd been lifted, nnd wns entertained by Mr. Mcllhenny. ( REMARKABLE WOMAN I f InHBBBH Mrs. Bellamy Storor, whoso Intorforonco In I -gjlH diplomatic affairs brought nbout the heated con- IBH trovorsy botwuon hor husband and President X 7 s 1 loose volt, was formerly Miss Maria Longworth f I H of Cincinnati and Is an mint of Uoprcsantntlvo jl I mm M lngworth. Sho is a woman of great force of ,v ( ;S K3ssl CMHraclcr' nn(l accomplishments. Countess do WkvL T. MsSI Chnmbrun of Paris, who attended tho Iongworth- Y sV sH ,loo,ovo,t wedding, Is her daughter. Sho has boon 1 IBLJP n lntlmato frlond of Mrs. Itoosovelt slnco tho ) .. i HJf onr'y 'u wnon Mr. Roosovolt was n civil sorvlco I ,MH commissioner and Mr. Storor a member of eon- NBPK1 gross. Sho was greatly Instruments In socurlng lV for her husband thoso Important diplomatic posts r -S which ho hold prior to his rocnll from Austria ' ' -""'- 1 about n year ngo nnd sho always was listened to by tho leaders of tho Ropubllcan party In Ohio. That tho Storors for yearH havo boon closo friends of Archbishop Ireland, on whom they attempted to bestow a cardinal's hat, Is well known. Ills graco has visited tholr homo on Orandln rond. To Archbishop Irolnnd Is given tho crodlt for tho conversion of MrB. Storor nnd, later, of hor husband, from Protestantism to Catholicism. Ills teaching of tho faith to Mrs. Storor caused a sensation In society two yearn ngo whon tho announcement of hor baptism In tho church was mado. Slnco that tlmo Mrs. Storor has boon conspicuously nctlvo In Cnthollo circles. AUTHOR OF SCIENTIFIC CATECHISM Sir Oliver lodgo, maker of tho scientific cnto-r r 1 chlsm submitted to n gathering of clergymen In London, Is ono of England's lending scientists. ' I Ills forto Is electricity, upon which ho has spent ' -g g many hundreds of hours nn.l h.it written u vast H f-jJK' WA number of papers. Many discoveries nro tl'io to' tjj' V" his scientific Insight, and us far hack as IS!) I ho. Jl A I domonBtrnted n method of wireless telegraphy, si . yiJrC which, howovur, did not uttruct much notice out-Ljl . f ifjaui sldo scientific circles. His career has Veil ono W y.x JH9sSk of continuous hard wotk. Ho went to Newport WJm&fKf i!n Grammar school and afterwards helped his fathor HKamli W m In business. Ho burnt tho midnight oil nnd ob- AijiU i(iM talnod his B. Sc. nt tho Uindon unlvurRrty by 5"vii- evening study. Ha has obtnlneil many dogreos ZKk slnco thon and hns lecelved many honors Ho 1 sssv Is perhaps best known ns a teacher and ho tins examined for tho sclonra and art dopftrtment nnd for tho Iuulon university. Ho was until roront'y pro feasor of physics nt tho University college, Liverpool, and now holds a slnilliu ofilco at Birmingham. He Is ono of n family of six. all of whom aro wo! known In tho world of utters. PICTURESQUE ADMIRAL RETIRED I 9HBbCH3HH "io active career of Bear Admiral Joseph IsH Coghlun, United Statos navy, torminatod tho "7 i " O,,lor (lay. wl'on tho admiral, by many considered JsfiS!!'w tho most plcturcsquo flguro In tho Borvlco, rottred grjw under tho provisions of tho ngollmlt law. Atl- WW& I mlral cKl,lan nnB bcun ln tno ',avy id yoars, two Wt' I mo,,tnH ,3 dnyB' " no loaves It with the respect wmmJ&--'tr untl ft,r,'ct,on ci 1'ractlcally ovory man In thn do- Y'lMlt U T,1 'utur" ntl"lra! wns not quite 10 years of VSr j UK0 wnon ,l0 rc:olvt'l, appointment to tho M. r Naval Academy nt Annnpolls in I860, nnd wai sW only 20 years of ago whon, In July, G3, ho was BssBMaS- A niudo un nctlng ensign mid nsslgnod to duty on L board tho United States ptcnmshlp Sacramento. Ho served on board this ship during tho last years of tho civil wnr nnd soon after tho conclusion of hostilities was mado n lieutenant. From that time until ho was mado a captain In November, 1890, ho served with crodlt on numerous vessels of whut Is now known ns tho old' navy. In March, 1897, ho assumed command of ono ol tho plonoer cruisers of tho now navy tho Raleigh which vessol wns thon ono of tho vossols un- dor command of Commodoru Dowey in Asiatic wators. Coghlan commanded tho Itnlclgh In tho Battlo of Manila, and his ban dllnK of tho Bhlp was such that his was among tho first names consldoretl fci advancement In rank, as a result of that historical victory, Tho Ralolgh was ono pt tho first of Dowoy's ships to return to tho Unltod Slates, tho arrival if (be crulsor In Now Yoik being tho occasion of ono of i famous sorloo of dinners given In tho banquot hall of tho Union Lenguo club. It was at that dlniW that Admiral Coghlnn, then a captain, recited his famous poem on titled. "Hoeh dor Knlser," ,tho publication of which causod ,nn International stir fand Innumerable communications botweon tho stnto ' department A WafMuEtoiKjuid tho German foreign olllco In Berlin. MbibV ..o HARRIMAN LINES ARE ' ' BEING INVESTIGATED Interstate Commerce Commission Is H Looking Into the Consolidation of the Great Railroads. New York. Modern methods of com- blnlnij nnd consolidating mnmmoth. 'sibh railway systoms nnd oxtondlng the prlnclplu of community of interest H woro invcHtlgntcd hero Friday at H great length by tho lutorstnto com- H morco commission, which begnn an In- qulry Into tho BO-cnllcd "Hnrrlman H linos." Tho cominlsRlon goes next H week to Chlcngo. Sovoral othor clt- H les mny bo visited beforo nil tho do- H slrod testimony In In tho hnnds of H tho government roproscntntlvofl, whose H object Is to determine whether any H of tho railroads of tho country nro H consolidated or combined In restraint H At Frtdny's licnrlng It wns brought H out and ndmltted that thf Union Pa- H clfle mllwny company, tho Southern H Pacific company, tho Orogon Short H Lino nnd tho Oregon Rnllroad and H Navigation company nro practically H under tho samo ndmlnlstrntlon, Mr. H Horrlmnn appearing ns president of H each company, with only slight varla- H tlons In tho lists of othor officers. !H CANNOT ESCAPE AS8ASSIN3. H Sooner or Later Marked Russian Offl- H clals Meet Their Doom. H St. PetorHhnrg. A gonoral soarch H of tho lodgings of persons under police M observation wns mndo hero during Frl- H day night in tho hope of dlscovorlnc M the accomplices of tho nBsnsstn of Per- M feet of Pollen Von dor Launltz. Many M arrosts wero made, but so far as known M no important terrorists woro captured. M Tho nssnsslnntlon of Von dor Laun M tz has caused a powerful Impression M both ln tho press and nmong tho pub fl lie. Tho newspapers all comment on M tho inability of tho perfect of polio H to protect his own person against tho M attack of n single resolute terrorist, M who undertook tho task with tho firm M doturmlnntlon not to bo tnkon alive M and tho pnpers ask how long n time M will olnpso licfnro still moro prominent M poraonoges nro stricken by terrorist M bullets. Tho press unites In domnnd- M Ing protection agnliiHt tho roglmo of M assassination which tins been Inntigur- 1 tod by ronctonlsts ns well as by tor- M rorlsts. v 0 OALLOW8 LOOM BEFORE HER. H Mrs. Myers Denied Writ of Habeas ,H Corpus by Kansas City Judge 1 Kansas City. Judgq John P. Phil- liifl lips, in tho United 8 tales district jH court on Friday morning, donlod the ap- M plication of tho nttornoys for Mrs. jH Aggio Myers for a writ of habeas cor- H pus. This means that Mrs. Myers, who H is now In Jail nt IJborty undor sen- H tonco of doath for tho murdor of hor H husband, nnd Frank llottman, In Jail at Kansas City for complicity in tho M crlmo, will bo oxocutod on Jnnunry M 10, unless (lovernor Folk Intorforos. M Tho nrguniPntH on tho application for H tho writ In this now fnmtMis caso wore M undo earlier In tho week, Tho nt- H tornoys for Mrs. Myers nrguod that the H Clny county court hnd no Jurisdiction H in tho caso when the trial was mads basing their rontontlon on a tech n I- 'H callty. Thoy Bought to havo tho cast H rotrlod. )H JAPS 8TIRRINQ UP TROUDLE. l Attack a White Man and Are Placed H Dehlnd the Bars. H Portorvlllo, Cal A crowd of Japan- iH cse laborers working on tho tracks ol jH tho Southern Pacific company, neat 'H this city, assnulted Boy V. Clark, Btrlk- liisi lng him over tho head with a shovel jH and attacking him with sticks and vH clubs, Clark escaped by running, nnd H enmo o tho city to notify the local H ofllcers nnd swear out warranU for ,H tho nrrcst of tho Jnpancso, forty Io H number. An attempt to nrroHt the H Japanese wns met with resistance. A H mosBago as sent nuking for assist H mice, and u Inrgo uuinbor of spoclall H ofllcors woro rushed to tho scone. At- H tor considerable difficulty llftoon Ja- H nnoso we lxi nrroHtcd, taken to Vlsalla H and placed In tho county Jail. It was H not considered safe to keop thorn in H tho Portorvlllo Jail on account of local H fooling, PJJH INVESTIGATING DLOCK SIGNAL. M Interstate Commerce Commission Mk- H lng Inquiries Into 8ytem. H Washington. An Inquiry Into the JM operation of tho block signal syBtoma m!M of the Baltimore & Ohio rnllroad and nfl of tho Southorn railway was Instltutod fM Friday by tho Interstate commei-co H commission. In malting tho Inquiry tho commission Is acting undor au- H tho.Mty of a resolution of congress H adoptod at tho last session, cnlllng for kH a roport on tho working or tho rail- H road block system generally. ,H Convicted Congressman Loses Place on H Committees. H Washington. Speaker Cannon on H Friday announced tho appointment ot H Roprosontntlvo Englebrlght uf Califor- ) n!n for a placo on tho commlttoo on mines and mining, vice Mr. Wllllamsun M of Orogon, removed. Tho speaker M based his nctlun on tho ground that H Mr. Williamson had failed thus fur to M attend a slnglu Hussion of the Fifty- j ninth cougroks Hu has boon convicted ;LH lor participation in laud frumU In. M Oregou. lM '