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Member Associated Press. Daily Except Sunday. LEWISTON PUBLISHING CO., LTD. Phone Main 261. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 'DAILY. One week .......................6 .16 One month .......................60 Three months ................... 1.S5 Six months ..................... 2.60 One year ............... 6.00 WEEKLY. One year .......................61.60 Si* months .......................76 Four months .....................60 Entered at the Lewiston Postoffice as second class matter. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1907. WEATHER REPORT. Forecast for Lewiston and vicinity Jor tonight and tomorrow: Occasional rain tonight or Friday. Fallowing data recorded at local of* idee. United States weather bureau at 2:80 o'clock this afternoon: Maximum temperature, 7; mini mum temperature, 61; mean tempera ture, 70; preciptiatlon, 00. W. W. THOMAS, • Official In Charge. NECESSITY OF A PACIFIC FLEET. If the United States had a powerful fleet in the Pacific, one coresponding to Its Interests in that part of the world, there would be no chance for Jingoes to stir up unpleasant sensa tions and friction, and the Japanese inquietudes would be allayed by a so ber sense of responsibility. Prepared ness Is a great peacemaker, a fact «specially emphasized in the papers of President Washington. Holding a large fleet at every outlying point exposed to secret concentration and attack Is Im possible, but our navy Is too far from the Pacific when It must double a long continent to get there. Japan holds the short line not only against the Philip pines, Hawaii and much of Alaska, but could, at this time, place any of our Pacific forts on the defensive. The eventual outcome of any such assault Is scarcely In question, but this coun try was humiliated In 1814 by the de struction of \lts capital, notwithstand ing the latent strength and resources. 'Threats on the Pacific, whether real «nr worked up by Jingoes, must neces sarily arouse attention until our light ing force on that ocean represents something positive. Japan has possi bly developed a purpose to assert It self as a world power, if not as the arbiter of the East and the Pacific. It has a strong navy In the Pacific and we have not. Consequently anything that Japan may propose will be In a certain sense one-sided, no matter what the Intent. It Is a pity that the old friendly attitude of the two na tions should be disturbed or that Ja pan, on the strength of the resistance It offered to Russia's terrltor'al de signs. should change Its old position of' national defense and peaceful develop | ment to one of exaggerated ambition ! And over self-estimate. Perhaps It has no such tendency In Its supreme au thority; hut, In any case, the United: States must remedy its present ds fenselossness In the Pacifie. —Globe Democrat. THINK IT OVER. Michigan has a butter trust that has become strong enough to attract the attention of he United States district j court. . . . Take about summer resorts! Idaho 1 is reported as suffering from a coal famine in the middle of July. • • • In a summer boarding house not far away there Is only one course and the boys have named that the "race course." • • • Automobiles are built to anihilate distance, but they are still subject to The Light That's Bright Under the flittering light of the electric lamp every thing la seen at Its best. t poorly furnished house becomes bright and cheerful In appearance with the introduction of -electric light The dark and dingy store once avoided by shoppers quickly chan ges Its character and become# a busy mart of trade under the radiant -brilliance of Elecwlc Illumination. Call at Electric Light Office the general law that two objects can not occupy the same space at the same time. • • • The Twenty-one committee has sim ly moved up two places. Where courtship is bliss and mar riage has proven a blister, divorce is me porous plaster. That sixty days of mid-summer mad ness can be easily discounted if the thermometer holds to the present schedule. This is an off year in politics, but the prospective candidate is not over looking any bets. The daily grind is the best place in the world to sharpen wits. • • • The man that's born with the silver spoon in his mouth is the one that oftenest dies of dyspepsia. THIS DATE IN HISTORY. ♦ July 18. ♦ 1100—Death of Godfrey de Bouillon, famous Crusader. Born about 1061. 1628— Kirke defeated Roquemont In the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 1817—Jane Austen, English authoress, died. 1854—Tom L. Johnson, mayor of Cleveland, O., born. 1862—Prince Victor Napoleon born. 1870—Michael Davitt tried for trea son-felony. 1895—Henry Irving knighted by Queen Victoria. 1901—Earl Russell sentenced by the British house of lords to three months' imprisonment for bigamy. ♦ THIS IS MY 78TH BIRTHDAY. ♦ Bishop Joseph S. Ksy. ♦ Bishop Joseph Staunton Key of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, was born in LaGrange, Ga., July 18, 1829. His father was the Rev. Caleb Witt Key, and his childhood was spent In the parsonage of the church of which his father was pastor. He en tered Emory college and graduated with high honors from that institu tion in 1848, receiving the degrees of A. B. and A. M. His license to preach was granted him In the same year, and he Immediately cast his lot with the Georgia conference. When the state was later divided Into north and south conferences he went with the South Georgia conference. He was elected bishop in 1886. up to which time he had served continuously as pastor and presiding elder in Georgia confer ences. His present home is Sherman, Tex. Bishop Key has been twice mar ried. His first wife died in 1891, and two years later he married Mrs. Lucy Kidd, who for 19 years was president of the North Georgia Female College at Sherman, Tex. Mc. H. Harbgugh, game warden, will leave Saturday for Kooskia, where he will Join a party that expects to go for a camping trip on the Selway fork at the mouth of Meadow creek. J. M. Molloy will also be a member of the same party. After being in camp for several days Mr. Harbaugh will leave over the Fish lake trail for Wind lake, where he will make some investiga tion about stocking it with game fish. "There are 17 lakes in that vicinity," said Mr. Harbaugh this morning, "and I am told that none of them have fish. Wind lake contains 180 acres, Goat lake 90 acres and the others are small er. I expect to gather data concerning the altitude, temperature of the water, means of ingress and egress, and the possibility of stocking these bodies of inland waters with prime game fish." Mr. Harbaugh expects to be gone from two to three weeks on the trip. At 3:30 p. m. a thunderstorm sent the people scattering. Many who had stood for hours in the hot sun in dan ger of sunstroke were soaked to the skin with rain. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh tha 1 cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Tole do, O. We, the undersigned, have known F J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm. WALDING, KINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, G Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Inter nally, acting directly upon the blooc and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free Price, 76o pet bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for consti pation. ♦ FLASHES FROM THE WIRE. - Pittsburg.—Over a score of people have died during the past 36 hours as a result of the Intense humidity and oppressive heat. j Chicago.—Wheat prices in the local I market advanced over a cent yester j day due to numerous reports of dam age to the spring crop. I Cant* look well, eat well or feel well J with Impure blood feeding your body. , Keep the blood pure with Burdock : Blood Bitters. Eat simply, take exer ! else, keep clean and you will have long life. "The Lion and the Moue »,' 1 novelized from Charles Klein's great play, is an American story of the hour dealing with the billionaire. Its leading charac ter is the richest man in the world. In the thinly veiled John Ryder the reader will immedi ately recognize another John of worldwide fame. John Ryder's unscrupulous methods are re vealed in the conspiracy to ruin an incorruptible judge who rules adversely to the intereste of or ganized capital. The judge's daughter determines to save him. Her heroic struggles in conflict with the money octopus make a story of absorbing interest and great dramatio power. In his willingness to renounce his fa ther's fortune for the girl of his ohoice, Ryder's son displays a nobility which wins the reader's warmest admiration. W CHAPTER X. HAT!'* exclaimed Shirley/ changing coldr. "You be lieve that JOhfl Burkett Ryder is nt the bottom of this InfamoiIS accusation against fs ther?" It was the day following her arrival at Massapequa, and Shirley, the Judge and Stott were all three sitting on the porch. Until now' by common consent any mention of the Impeachment pro ceedings had been avoided by every one. The previous afternoon and even ing had been spent listening to an ac count of Shirley's experiences lu Eu rope, aud a smile had flitted across even the Judge's cureworu face as his daughter gave u humorous description of the picturesque Paris students with their long hair and peg top trousers, while Stott simply roared with laugh ter. Ah, It was good to laugh again after so much trouble aud anxiety! But, while Shirley avoided the topic that lay nearest her heart, she was consumed with a desire to tell her fa ther of the hope she had of enlisting the aid of John Burkett Ryder. The great financier was certainly able to do anything he chose, aud had not his son Jefferson promised to win him over to their cause? So today after Mrs. Ross more and her sistèr had gone dowm to the village to make some purchases Shirley timidly broached the matter. She asked Stott and her father to tell her everything, to hold back nothing. She wanted to hear the worst. Stott, therefore. sturtAl to review the whole affair from the beginning, ex plaining how her father in ills capac ity as Judge of the supremo court had to render decisions, several ' of which were adverse to the corporate interests of a number of rich men, aud how since that time these powerful Inter ests had used all their Influence to get him put off the bench. He told her ubout the Transcontinental case and how the Judge had got mysteriously tangled up In the Great Northern Min ing company and of the scandalous newspaper rumors, followed by the news of the congressional inquiry. Then he told her about the panic In Wall street, the sale of the house on Madison aveuue and the removal to Long Island. "That is the situation," said Stott when he had finished. "We are waiting now to see what the senate will do. We hope for the best. It seems impossible that the senate will condemn a man whose whole life Is like an open book, but unfortunately the senate 1» strong ly Republican and the big Interests are in complete control. Unless support comes from some unexpected quarter we must be prepared for anything." Support from some unexpected quar ter! Stott's closing words rang in Shir ley's head. Was that not Just what she had to offer? Unable to restrain herself longer and her heart beating tumultu ously from suppressed emotion, she cried: "We'll have that support! We'll have It! I've got It already! I wanted to surprise you! Father, the most power ful man in the United States will save you from being dishonored!" The two men leaned forward in ea ger Interest. What could the girl mean? Was she serious or merely Jesting? But Shipley was never more serious In her life. She was Jubilant at the thought that she had arrived home In time to invoke the aid of this powerful ally. She repeated enthusiastically: "We need not worry any more. He has but to say a word, and these pro ceedings will be Instantly dropped. They would not dare act against his veto. Did yon bear, father, your case Is as good as won!" "What do you mean, child? Who is this unknown friend?" "Surely you can gueea when I say the most powerful man In the United States? None other than John Burkett Ryder!" She stopped short to watch the effect this name would have on her bearers. But to her surprise neither her father nor Sto tt di s played t h e slighte st emo tion or even interest. Puzzled at this cold reception, she repeated: "Did you hear, father—John Burkett j Ryder will come to. your assistance. I j came home on the same ship as his ! son, and he promised to secure his fa- j tber's aid." The judge puffed heavily at his pipe and merely shook his head, making no reply. Stott explained: "We can't look for help from that quarter, Shirley. You don't expect a man to cut loose his own kite, do you ?" "What do you mean?" demanded Shirley, mystified. "Simply this, that John Burkett Ry der Is the very man who Is responsible for all your father's misfortunes." i The girl sank back In her seat pale | and motionless, as If she had received I a blow. Was It possible? "Do you really believe this, that John j Ryder deliberately concocted the brib- ; ery charge with the sole purpose of j ruining my father?" demanded Shirley, j when she had somewhat recovered. j "There Is no other solution of the j mystery possible," answered Stott. "And you, father, do you believe Ry der did this?" "I have no longer any doubt of It," | answered the judge. "I think John Ryder would sje me dead before he would ràîse â finger 'o help me. His j answer to my demand for mj letters i convinced me that he w§f| jhe arch plotter." "What letters do you refer tot" de-j manded j-sblrley, , ''The letters J wrote to him In re gard ffi.F making an investment. He advised Æe purchase o i certain stock. I wrote him two letters at the time, which letters If I had them now would go a long way to clearing me of this charge of bribery, for they plainly showed that I regarded the transac tion as a bona fide Investment. Since this trouble began I wrote to Ryder asking him to return me these letters so I might use them In my defense. The only reply I got was an Insolent note from hls secretary saying that Mr. Ryder had forgotten all about the transaction, and In any case bad not the letters I referred to." "Couldn't you compel him to return them? asked Shirley. "We could never get at him," Inter rupted Stott. "The man Is guarded as carefully as the czar." "Still," objected Shirley, "it is possi ble that he may have lost the letters or even never received them." "Oh, he has them safe enough," re plied Stott. "A man like Ryder keeps every scrap of paper, with the idea that it may prove useful some day. The letters are lyiug somewhere In his desk. Besides, after the Transconti nental decision he was heard to say that he'd have Judge Rossmore off the bench Inside of a year." n And It wasn'£ a vain boast—he's dqpe It." muttered the Judge. Shirley relapsed Into silence. Her brain was In a whirl. It was true, then. This merciless man of money, this ogre of monopolistic corporations, this human juggernaut had crushed her father merely because by his honesty he interfered with his shady business deals! Ah, why had she spared him In her book? She felt now that she had been too lenient, not bitter enough, not sufficiently pitiless. Such a man was entitled to no mercy. Long after the Judge and Stott had left for the city Shirley sat alone on the porch engrossed In thought, taxing her brain to find some way out of the darkness, and when presently her mother and aunt returned they found her still sitting there, silent and preoc cupled. If they only had those two letters, she thought. They alone might save her father, but how could they be got at? Mr. Ryder had put them safe ly away, no doubt. He would not give them up. She wondered how It would be to go boldly to him and appeal to whatever sense of honor and fairness that might be lying latent within him. No, such a man would not know wbat the terms "honor," "fairness" meant. She pondered upon It all day. and at night when she went tired to bed It waz her last thought as she dropped off to sleep. The following morning Shirley went out for a walk. She preferred to go alone so she would not have to talk. Hers was one of those lonely, Intro sneetlvA natures that resent the Intru sion of aimless cnatter wnen preoccu pied with serious thoughts. Every now and then Shirley espied in the distance the figure of a man which she thought she recognized as that of Jefferson. Had he come, after all? The blood went coursing tumultu ously through her veins only a moment later to leave her face a shade paler as the man came nearer, and she saw he was a stranger. As she neared the cottage on her re turn home, she caught sight of the let ter carrier approaching the gate. In stantly she thought of Jefferson, and she hurried to intercept the man. Per haps he had written Instead of coming. "Miss Shirley Roes more?" said the man eying her Interrogatively. "That's I," said 8hlrley. The postman handed her a letter and passed on. Shirley glanced quickly at the superscription. No, It was not from Jefferson; sl*e knew hls handwriting too well. The envelope, moreover, bore the ten name of her publishers. She FRIDAY A SATURDAY Just two more days of the big sale of the Watson Clothing Co. This will be a whirlwind finish to Lewiston's most successful sale. We quote a few prices at random from stock: Men's Straw Hats Men's Clothing The $250 kind, tàle ........$1.48 The $300 kind, ssle.........$1.98 The $6.50 Panama, sale.....$4.45 The $7.00 Panama, sale.....$4.95 The $8.00 Panama, sale.....$5.45 The $12.50 Suits, sale......$ 6.45 The $15.00 Suits, sale......$ 7.55 The $18.00 Suits, sale......$ 8.35 The $20.00 Suits, sale.,,,, .$ 12.45 Similar reductions on better grades Sale in qhafge pf the NATIONAL BROKERAGE & SALES CO., Meakei* & Cöchräft, Managers tore It open and found that It merely contained another letter which the publishers had forwarded. This was addressed to Miss Shirley Green ami ran as follows: Dear Madam—If convenient, I should like to see you at my office. 3G Broadway, In relation to your book. "The American Octopus." Kindly Inform me as to the day and hour at which I may expect you. Yours truly, JOHN BURKETT RYDER. Per B. Shirley almost shouted from sheer excitement. At first she was alarmed —the name John Burkett Ryder was such a bogey to frighten bad children with, she thought he might want to punish her for writing about him as she had. She hurried to the porch and sat there reading the letter over and over, and her brain began to evolve Ideas. She had been wondering hew she could get at Mr. Ryder, and here he was actually asking her to call on him. Evidently he had not the slight est Idea of her identity, for he had been able to reach her only through her publishers, and no doubt he had exhausted every other means of dis covering her address. The more she pondered over It the more she began to see In this invitation a way of help ing her father. Yes, she would go and beard the lion in hls den, but she would not go to hls office. She would accept the Invitation only on condition that the interview took place in the Ryder mansion, where undoubtedly the letters would be found. She decided to act immediately. No time was to be lost, so she procured a sheet of paper and an envelope and wrote as follows: Mr. John Burkett Ryder: Dear Sir—I do not call upon gentlemen at their businees ofllce. Yours, etc., SHIRXvEY GREEN. Her letter was abrupt and at first glance seemed hardly calculated to briug about what she wanted— au invi tation to call at the Ryder home, but she was shrewd euough to see that if Ryder wrote to her at all it was be cause he was most auxious to see her and her abruptness would not deter him from trying again. On the contra ry, the very unusualness of any one thus dictating to him would make him more than ever desirous of making her acquaintance. So Shirley mailed the letter and awaited with confidence for Ryder's reply. So certain was she that one would come that she at once be gun to form her plan of action. She would leave Massapequa at once, and her whereabouts must remain a secret even from her own family. As she In tended to go to the Ryder house In the assumed character of Shirley Green, it would never do to run the risk of be ing followed home by a Ryder detec tive to the Rossmore cottage. She would confide In one person only— Judge Stott. Ho would know where she waa and would be In constant com munication with her. Bat otherwise, she must be alone to conduct the cam paign as she Judged fit She would go at once to New York and take room« In a boarding house where she would be known as Shirley Green. Aa for funda to meet her expenses, she had her dia monds, and would tbay not be filling a more useful purpose if «old to defray the coet of saving ber father than in mere personal adornment? So that wh,le hrr mother waa talking wltt the Judge she beckoned Stott over *°..t *. °° rner where she waa sitting. plan^* 8 Stott '" 8he h«*". "I hava a He smiled Indulgently at her. eJw U r^ ,d « hat uo one on «rtli could ÏTuid ÎSü 'ï* tt Ryd#r ' 110 <*• Welf îfi T 1 "* mon «y Power. Well, do you know what I 1 am going to What win hi asked with g slightly Ironical Inflection In his vote* "I am going to fight John Burkett Ryder!" she cried. Stott looked at her open mouthed. * "You?" he said. "Yes, I," said Shirley. "I'm going to him, and I Intend to get those letters If he has them." Stott shook hls head. "My dear child," he said, "what are you talking about? How can yon ex pect to reach Ryder? We couldn't." "I don't know Just how yet," replied Shirley, "but I'm going to try. I love my father, and I'm going to leave noth ing untried to save him." "But what can you do?' persisted Stott. "The matter has been sifted over and over by some of the greatest minds In the country." "Has any woman sifted It over?" de manded Shirley. "No, but"— stammered Stott. "Then it's about time one did," said the girl decisively. "Those letters my father speaks of—they would be useful, would they Pot?" "They would be invaluable." "Then I'll get them. If not"— "But I don't understand how you're going to get at Ryder," interrupted Stott. "This Is how," replied Shirley, pass ing over to him the letter she had te celved that afternoon. As Stott recognized the well known signature and read the contents the expression of hls face changed. He gasped for breath and sank into a chair from sheer astonishment. ".\h, that's different!" he cried. "That's different!"___ Briefly Shirley outlined her plan, ex plaining that she would go to live in the city Immediately and conduct her campaign from there. If she was suc cessful, It mlgh^ save her father, and if not no harm coaid become of It. That same evening her, mother, the Judge and Stott went for a stroll after dinner and left her to take care of the house. They had wanted Shirley to go, too, but she pleaded fatigue. The truth was that she wanted to be alone, so that she could ponder undisturbed over her plans. It was a clear, starlit night, with no moon, aud Shirley sat on the porch Usteniug to the chirping of the crickets and idly watching the flashes of the mysterious fireflies. She was in uo mood for reading and sat for a long time rocking herself, en grossed In her thoughts. Suddenly she heard some one unfasten the garden gate. It was too soou for the return of the promeuaders. It must be a vis itor. Through the uncertain penumbra of the garden she discerned approach ing a form which looked familiar, ies uow there was no doubt possible. R was Indeed Jefferson Ryder. She hurried down the porch to greet him. No matter wbat the father had done, she could never think any the less of the son. He took her hand, and for several moments neither one spoke There are times when silence is more eloquent than speech, and this was one of them. The gentle grip of his big, strong hand expressed more tenderly than any words the sympathy that lay in bis heart for the woman he loved. Shirley said quietly: „ "You have come at last, Jefferson. "I came as soon as I could," he re^ plied gently. *1 saw father only I e *' terday." "■ "You need not tell me what he saia. Shirley hastened to say. _ s (To Be Continued.) Read the announcement of the three new storlea In this issue and *« n<1 * your vots of selection for the n ** 1 story. Try the Teller Want Ads.