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iM» ffife Plow Woman ELEAJIO'R CATES „ ' •♦The Biography of a Prairie GirL By Author of O- COMPANY BY MeCLURB. PH I LU Pa 1900. COPYRIGHT CHAHMit XXXV. T lHROWN dnwu by a sounding I bouril of luky clouds, the alarm shots at Brannon, the shouttug. the reports of the Gatlings and the trumpet calls fell •harp and clear upon the shack. Dal las, watching Into the blackness from her bench by the door, was up and armed on the Instant and leaning far over the sill as if to see the better through the dark. Soon she made out something— a -glimmer—that in the be ginning was redder than the flare of the lightning, fainter and more flxed, but which, growing ns the din grew, swiftly deepened In color, spreud wide and rose, throwing into relief the in tervening grove of cottouwoods and the form of a man who was racing rlv erward from the swale. He disappear ed. swelling the distant clamor with a cry—a dread cry she had never beard before—of "Fire!" Presently she went in and bent over Marylyn. touching her gently and speaking low to save her a fright "Honey, dear, honey. Hop up and see what's happ'nlng at the fort" The younger girl scrambled to her feet putting out nervous hands to her sister. Dallas quieted her, and they stood together in the door. And now, across the Missouri, the guns and trumpets suddenly stilled and the shouting lessened, while the glow rapidly thickened Into a roaring press of flame, before which darted the troopers like flies in the light of a lamp. "My, my!" whispered Marylyn. her voice quavering with sorrow and awe. 8be found her clothes and, keeping in line with the door, began to dress. •TU put on my shoes, and we can go down a ways, bo's to see close. I, Dal"— « —Shf Dallas was leaning out again, her bead lowered as if to listen. All at once she turned and, kneeling, felt on the floor for her cartridge belt "Yes, yes/' »be answered- "Put 'em *o—jjulckl" ' • i<a -•s*"/*Are fee going down to watch?" "No." The barracks and the stables were high, cherry bued pyres, terrible enough to the eye, with their tops crooking northward In the wind. To Dellas' ear they were far more terri ble, telling of awful suffering, hinting of direful intent For the nearer pyre sent proof of a sacrifice. She could bear the screams of a horse. The belt found, she stepped back to the door. "Hurry, hurry," she said.' The old iron resolve never to desert the shack was fusing In the heat of a panic. Her unfailing instinct was hardening a new one that ruled for , immediate flight Marylyn was working with her shoe thongs, not stopping to thread them, only to wind and tie them around her ankles. She beard her sister exclaim. Then she was seized and brought for ward by a trembling hand. "Marylyn, Marylyn! The boat! She's going!" They looked and saw a black tun neled bulk floating across the watery atrip mantled by the blaze. "Maybe they thought it'd burn." sug gested Marylyn. "See. there's sparks flying that way." Dallas leaned back against the door. "1 guess—that's it" she said slowly. Then after a moment: "But why didn't they bring her straight acrossV There's no place to tie up down stream." "Why, there's fire breaking out all over now," cried the younger girl, for getting to be afraid In her wonder and excitement "See! One of the little bouses Is caught!" It was tne first cabin of Clothespin row. Two or three men were near it , At that distance they seemed gaylj If anything Is wrong, Dallas said, "Mr. Lounsbury'll come back." "Mr. Lounsbury!" repeated Marylyn. "Was he here?" "On this side, by tbe grove, him start for the fort" And so their going was delayed. Nevertheless Dallas' sense of coming danger was acute, and wbeu before long she beard the trumpet again and saw the troopers fall .1 way from tbe pyres, leaving the flames to their work, «he lit the lanteru aud held It to wbera were stored her treasures—a lock c. her mother's hair, her father's pipe, the letter she had received from Louun bury. "You take *he cartridge belt" she «ailed to Marylyn. The other olieyed. "Rendy?" said Dallas and lifted the lantern to shake It. She got no reply Instead, gasping In alarm. Marylyn came headlong to her. pinioning her arms with wildly dinging ones "Dallas! Oh. help"— Outside there was a sound of raplo running. Dallas flung herself against the door, driving it shut. A «econo and a weight wn« hurled against tb* outer battens. Then came four raps. "Don't o|>eu! Don't!" cried Mary iyn. "Maybe It uin't Charley!" But Dallas, undoubtlng. swung tbs door back, aud into the room leaped & •tooplug figure. It was Squaw Charley. He crouched and moved his beau from side to side, as If expecting « Wow or a bullet from behind. HU 1 ^ right hand held a bow, bis left a bun die of arrows. With these he beckoued violently, shaking the water from hi* tattered clothes and poluting over hi* shoulder to the west. "We're coming. Charley. Dearie stand up. Now. now!" Marylyn wa* dragged to her feet The light wa* quenched. The outcast faced about and the three headed for the river, with Charley leading at a trot They paused for the last time neai the river end of the corn and close to the coulee crossing. From there Dal las saw that the pyres were lower and that other buildings of the row were ablaze: the roof of a scout hut. too. aud the prairie, over which trav eled widening crescents of gold. But the fire was the only thing that was moving. for not a single man was in sight Charley was not watching toward Brannon, only along the nearer bank to the south. Of a sudden as their eyes followed his a gun shot rang out from the cot ton wood grove. "Mr. Louusbury!" cried Dallas, start ing forward. "No. he's go ie"— That moment they saw between them and the landing the silhouette of a figure. It was not Lounsbury's. It was too short and thickset for his. Moreover, it seemed to be casting aside clothes as it ran. Like one. Squaw Charley and Marylyn bolted for the coulee. Dallas hesitated, then followed. Near the brink they missed the steep road and went slip ping, sliding and rolling down the sumac grown side. Then they struck the bristling bottom, righted, turned their feet up it and fled. (To Be Continued.) MINERS STRIKE NOT PROBARLE INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 18. Everything is in readiness for the' nineteenth annual convention of the United Mine Workers of America, | , which will be called to order in this city next Tuesday morning. At this convention John Mitchell, who has. piloted the organization for a num-1 her of years, will formally relin- i qulsh the presidency and the tellers will report* the result of the recent referendum ™ »h= ».„.„„„„O, Though no vote on his successor. I official announcement has been made It Is understood that Vice President T. L. Lewis is to sue-, ceed Mr. Mitchell in the presidency. There are many Important ques tions that will confront the dele gates to the coming convention, among the most Important being matters connected with the wage scale. The wage agreements be tween miners and operators In the principal fields of the United States and Canada will expire April 1 and ' the question of renewal" is to be brought before the convention. There has all along been talk that the miners would hold out for better terms and as the demands were not likely to be granted by the operat ors It seemed that a general strike was among the probabilities. Re , . cently. however, the industrial con have br0Ught ab0Ut a change ' 0 f m ind among the miners and the. „ „»..n,«, m I chances for a strike now appear to be remote. The miners will prob j ably endeavor to secure some modl-, fleations of the present agreement ln| their favor, but no radical demands are likely to be made by either side, so that an amicable agreement wlll| probably be reached without touch j difficulty. The convention wlllj frame the demands of the miner«. and these will be presented to the Joint conference with the operators j to be held later. ' Six-Day Bicycle Race KANSAS CITY* Mo., Jan. 18. A six-day bicycle grind will be held In j Convention hall here next week and I is attracting star riders from all parts of the country. Among those who have arrived or who are expected to take part In the endurance struggle are Hardy Downing of Imb Angeles, the Bedell brothers and Eddie Root of New York; Moran, McLean, Lawson and Downey of Boston, and Menny Mon roe, the famous Southern cyclist. The race Is under the management of Jack Prince. A fast track has been constructed, banked at an angle of 45 degrees, with a sheer slope of 50 degrees at the turn. * _ BOOKER MAY ENDORSE HUGHES NOTED LEADED OF NEGRO RACE MAY ESPOUSE CAUSE OF HUGHES IN PREFERENCE TO j EITHER FORAKER OR TAFT NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—New York politicians attribute a hidden sig nificance to the appearance on the same platform here today of Govern or Hughes and Dr. Booker T. Wash ington, the colored educator and president of Tuskegee Institute. Dr. Washington Is admittedly the leader of American negroes and his influ ence will go far toward determining the southern vote In the republican national convention. That his meet ing with Hughes today may result In increasing the popularity of the latter among the negroes Is quite possible. That Dr. Washington will not openly egpouse the cause of Secre tary Taft, despite the friendship of the negro educator for President Roosevelt, is almost a foregone con clusion. The majority of the south ern negroes, according to nfen fa miliar with the political situation in the south, favor the candidacy of Senator Foraker because of the stand he took In the Brownsville af fair. It Is believed that Mr. Washing ton is shrewd enough to realize the impossibility of securing the nomin ation of Foraker, and farseeing enough to perceive that, if possible, it would only be harmful to the negro race, since it would make ra cial animosities an issue of the campaign. Dr. Washington Is too firm a friend of President Roosevelt to advocate the nomination of the chief executive's chief political enemy. All of these factg lead the wise ones to believe that Dr. Washington will come out in favor of Governor Hughes and that he will use his in fluence to bring his millions of ad mirers to the same opinion. So far Dr. Washington has not expressed himself |ieflnltely on the political situation, but great pressure is be ing brought to bear on him by the negro leaders of the south. To greater extent than any other man ' Dr ' Washington carries the republi | can ,nfluence of the south in his P 0ssass,0I >. and when he does speak it will be with the wisdom flna,,ty of an orac,e i suade the great educator to an nounce him8e,f ,n favor of the 0hl ° senator. If they succeed, Foraker' I will have a fighting chance In the convention. If they fall, the For aker boom will be dead. The Foraker forces realize this and have done their utmost to per ' ® THE 10 DAYS OF THIRD LAP, FLEET TO SAIL FROM RIO SOON FROM RIO TO PUNTA ARENAS, THE BIG BATTLESHIPS WILL COVER 2200 MILES . RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 18.— |Wuh the bunkers fiIle( i wUh coal and all preparations made for be , , . g g tbe next 8t,etch of the lon S voyage to the Pacific, the battleship fleet of Admiral Evans will steam out of Rlo harbor early next week and hea(J 80utbward for Punta Are _ nas, the most southerly town on this side of the world. When officers and men bld farewe „ to thelr j frlanda , n the Brazlllan capltal Mon _ day they wJn also 9ay goodbye tQ clvUlzatlon for many weary daya t0 I, u wl „ be du „ routlne . wlth j on , y oae 8top at a greasy mtle col _ ' lection or huts and Callao shanties, until Peru, is reached on Febru jary 18. The distance from Rlo to Punta j Arenas is over 2200 miles, and this I expanse of tossing billows will be traversed in 10 days, so that the lit tie village between the barren coast of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego 'Will be reached about the last day of this month. Nothing but coaling I will be done there. At this God-for saken place, which was formerly a convict station for Chile until the i Chilean government became too civ ilized 1o send even convicts there, the fleet will enter the waters of that republic, and will be met by the Chilean cruiser Esmeralda. This vessel will serve as an escort to the fleet through the crooked Straits of Magellan. The announcement that Chile will honor the United States by sending a naval vessel to attend the fleet while it remains in Chilean wa ters recalls the fact that Admiral Evans, during the trouble between the United States and Chile several years ago, was the commander of a Yankee cruiser in the harbor of Valparaiso. It was then that he made the famous remark: "If thtf paint of my cruiser is scratched, hell j will smell of garlic." j winter of the During the coming two weeks, de spite the fact that the fleet will be traveling south all the time, the Yankee tars will pass from the tor rid heat of midsummer to the frigid Arctics. On shore leave at Punta Arenas the sa'lors will see some of the most ignorant types of humanity In the world. The!)""' . _ „ , natives of Patagonia and Terre del Fuego, despite the severity of the climate, wear little or no clothing, and smear their bodies with foul odored paint and grease. They spend most of their days on horse back and their nights in little tents made of hides. Horse meat and os trich flesh are the staples of their diet. They are natural traders, and many sailors will likely part with some of their belongings in ex change for otter skin or ostrich breast wraps. The Straits of Magellan, through which the fleet must pass, are only about as wide as some parts of the Hudson river, and are lined by tow ering, snow-clad precipises. This will be the really dangerous part of the journey. After leaving Punta Arenas a day and a night will be oc cupied In reaching the comparative safety of the Pacific. Then, with the trim little Chilean cruiser Esma ralda in the lead, the long line of battleships will steer north, back to the land of sunshine and laughter, | until, on February 18, the guns of the Peruvian forts will boom a wel-1 come that will be as music to the | ears of the Yankee tars. For they,ho; will be back in civilization—Span lsh-Amerlcan civilization, which Is different from the Yankee brand, It is true—but still civilization. ' Boarders Wanted Board with or without room at 812 Sixth avenue. Phone, Red 1051. Notice for Publication Timber Land Act June 3, 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, January 15, 1908. Notice is hereby given that In | the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act lor the sale of tim ber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Neveda and Washington Territory/' as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Noel A. Munden of Waha, county of Nez Perce, state of Ida ho, has this day filed In this office his sworn statement No. 3318, for ; the P urcha8e of the w ^ % _°f '®® ct,on No ^ 2 '. 1 °, t °3 n ^ ,P * compliance with the provisions of : S N., range No. 4 W., B. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for Its tim ber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before register and re ceiver at Lewiston, Idaho, on Mon day, the 23d day of March, 1908. He names as witnesses: Guy Mounce, George Clark, Hen ery L. Benton, Isaac Des Champs, all of Lewiston, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before said 23d day of March, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. J-15-M-23 _ _ tQ t0 _ be Notice for Publication Timber Land Act June .3 1878. United States Land Office. Lewiston, Idaho, December 18, 1907. Notice is hereby given that In compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of tim ber lands in the States of California. Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of Aug. 4, 1892, Benjamin F. Aytch of Forest, county of Nez Perce, state of IdaUo. has this day filed in this office his Bworn statement No. 3298, for the purchase of the W % SW % of sec tion No. 27. In township No, 32 N. range No. 3 W.. B. M.. and will of fer proof to show that the land sought 1 b more valuable for Its tim ber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before the register and receiver of this office at Lewiston. I Idaho, on Friday, the 7th day of a March, 1908. He names as witnesses: Malley i Farley, Clifford Staples, Carter Rob of of Inson, William E. Aytch, all of For est, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before said 7th day of March, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register, The!)""' *")?*)"* rf iona lston, Idaho, on March 5, 1908. Yellow pine timber location, re cently withdrawn from government reserve, cruise 1% to 2 million. Fee, $150, Address Immediately, Washington Trust Co., 16 Washing ton block, Portland, Ore. Notice for Publication Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, January 14, 1908. Notice is hereby given that Fred D. Wooster of Lewiston. Idaho, has filed notice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his claim, viz.: Homestead Entry No. 12094 made November 14, 1906, for the NE% NWÎ4 section 33, township 35 N., range 5 W. B. M., and that said proof will be made be fore Register and Receiver at Lew He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, the land, viz.: Edward A. Leachman, Riley Knight, Frank J. Willard, James H. Fleener, all of Lewiston, Idaho. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. J15—M5 Notice for Publication Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, January 11, 1908. Notice is hereby given that Ulysses 3. Bartlett of Lapwal, Idaho, has filed notice of his Intention make final five year proof In support of his claim, viz.; Homestead Entry No. 8253 made March 21, 1901, for the lots 2, 3, and E% lot 4, lots 15, 16, 18, and EV4 lot 19, section 35. lots 31 and 32, section 26, township 36 N., range 4 W. B. M.. and that lster and Receiver at Lewiston, .Idaho, on February 19, 1908. | He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of the land, | viz.:David Gilmore of Spalding, Ida they,ho; John Brown of Lapwal, Idaho; Fred Smith of Spalding, Idaho; John Gatewood, of Kippen. Idaho. said proof will be made before Reg- j T. H. BARTLETT, Register. D J-13-F-19 Guardian's Notice of Sale of Real Estate to said rviler, on the 17th day of January *«: 10 a. m., at court house in the town of Lewiston and county of Nez Perce, expose at private auc : tk)n aU tbe lnU , re8t of B va D . Ntch By virtue oi an order of the pro bate court made on the 6th day of ! January, 1908, I will, in obedience ois, Lola D. Nichols, Fred E. Nich ols, Charlie J. Nichols and Ralph E Nichols, minors, in and to a certain lot or tpact of laud described as fol lows: Lots thirteen and fourteen, of block twenty-six In thv town of Vollmer, Nez Perce couuty, Idaho according to the plat thereof. TERMS OF SALE. One-half cash In hand at date of sale and the other one-half to be se cured by good and sufficient mort gage on real estate. F. W. NICHOLS, Guardian D-Jan 6-20 Notice for Publication Timber Lana Act, June 3, 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, September 26, 1907. Notice is hereby given that In compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of tim ber lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington territory," as extended to ail the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Guy Mounce of Lewiston, county pf Nez Perce, state of Ida ho, has this day filed In this office his sworn statement No. 3285, for the purchase of the S % SW hi, of section No.'ll, In township No. 32 N., range No. 4 W. B. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought Is more valuable for its tim ber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Register and Re celver at Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 1908. He names the following wit nesses: Henry L. Benton, Isaac Des Champs, Lafayette Mounce, Eliza beth S. Benton, all of Forest, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before the 6th day of February, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. Notice of Publication Notice Is hereby given that at 2 p. m., on the 10th day of February, 1908. at Lapwal, county of Nea Perce * 8ta te of Idaho, before Jamee McGrath, J. P., proof will be sub mitted of the completion of works for the diversion of one-helf cubic foot per second of the water of Lewis cr **k and springs. In accordàncs with the terms and conditions of a certain permit heretofore issued by re Fred has 33, M., be Lew persom uu h, land, Riley H. Land that the state engineer of the state 0 | Idaho. 1. The name« of the holding said permit are Goldsmith and Samuel 2. The poetoffle-» a ** of ^ persons is Spalding, o mty of Ne* Perce, etate of Idaho. ». The number of such permit is 1097, and the date oet for the com. pletion of each worx Is February 13 1908.. 4. Said water to be used for irri gation and domestic purposes. 5. Said works of diversion win be fully completed on the date Bet for euch completion, and the amount of water which said works are capa ble of conducting to the place of t Q . tended use, in accordance with the plane accompanying the application for euch permit, le one-half cubic feet per second. 6 .. The amonnt of lands tor which said water ie available ta 35 acres, particularly described as toi lows: NW % NE 14 and 8 V 7 * NE K section 21, township 36 N., range 4 W., B. M. JAMES STEPHENSON, JR.., State Engineer., Notice for Publication Timber Land Act, June 3, 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, September 26, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of to'the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of tlm Entry for 15, 35. that her lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Elizabeth S. Benton of Lew iston, county of Nez Perce. State of land, Ida Reg- j Idaho, has this day filed In this of flee her sworn statement No. 3282, Real for the purchase of the SE % NE V* and NE % SE % of section No. 10 In township No. 32 N., Range No. 4 W., B. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is mors valuable for Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to es tablish her claim to said land be fore Register and Receiver at Lew iston, Idaho, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 1908. She names the following wit nesses; Henry L. Benton, Isaac Des Mounce, all of of house auc Ntch pro of ! Champs, Lafayette Forest, Idaho; Guy Mounce of Lew Jston, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims fn this office on or before said 6th day Nich of Feburuary, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. Notie« for Publication. Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Unit ed States Land Office, Lewlstfflfc Idaho, November 23, 1907. Notice is hereby given tnat In com pliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the «ale of timber lands In the States of California, Oregon, Nevada add Washington Territory, as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Henry I- Benton of Forest, county of N«* Perce, state of Idaho, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 3271, for the purchase of the S H NE 14 and E 14 NW 14 of Sectloa No. 16, in Township No. 32 N., Range No. 4 W., B. M„ and will offer proof to show that the land sought Is more valuable for Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to es tablish hie claim to said land befors Register and Receiver at Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 1908. He names as witnesses, Left Mounce of Forest, Idaho, Guy Mounce of Lewiston, Idaho, Isaac Deschanip of Forest, Idaho, and Noel Munden of Forest, Idaho. Any and all persons clalm'ng ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims In this office on or before said 6th day of February, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT. Register. Contest Notice Department of the Interior, United states Land Office, Lewiston, Ida* ho, December 19, 1907. A sufficient contest affidavit haw lng been filed In this office by Charles C. Phillips, contestant, against Thomas H. Davis, Entry No. 10018, made July 6, 1903. for N # NW 14. N H NB K, section !*• township 38, N. range 1 E., B. M ' b y Thomas H. Davis, contestée, 1» j *blch It Is alleged that «aid Thom H. Davis has wholly abandoned !sald tract and changed his residence j therefrom for more than nix month* next preceding the date hereof, sad that said tract is not settled upos or cultivated by said party as ra* Wired by law or at all, and that contestant la Informed and bells ^* 1 that said entryman never establish* ad a residence thereupon, j Said parties are hereby notified M 2 ______________ proper affidavit, filed December >•* appear, respond and offer evtdncj touching said allegation at 1 o'clock a. m. on February 3. t*®*' before Register and Receiver, at th* United States Lend Office ln Le* 4 *" ton. Idaho. The aald contestant having, 1» • a 1907, set forth facto which that after due diligence J* 1 " 80 *** service of thhi notice canaot ** made, tt to hereby ordered and rected that euch notice be «*»•• w due and proper publication T. H. BARTLETT, Be« 4 *** '