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C. W. OABBISOIT, FHH ! PlOCHE. NEVADA. NEWS SUMMARY. A treaty of arbitration between Italy and the United States has been signed. The report that Russia has sent a Bow expedition to southern Persia Is denied. The Japanese of Kauai Island, Ha waii, are drilling, preparatory to go ing home to participate In the war. Robbers blew open the safe In the bank at Rice, Minn., and secured 2000 In cash and J 15,000 In negotiable paper. Berlin has passed the two million mark In population of the city proper. The police register shows 1,001,500 Inhabitants. Two firemen lost their lives, several persons were Injured and property valued at $820,000 was destroyed by a fire In Minneapolis, Minn. The contract for the sale of the prop erty owned by the World's Fair com pany to a Chicago wrecking company for 45,000 has beon signed. A Jury of sixteen men was sworn In at RiBlng Sun, Ind., to try James Oil llspie, accused of the murder of his twin sister, Elizabeth GUlispie. The Elizabethgrad, Russia, town council has rejected the petition of Rabbi Tetkln In favor of the qualifi cation of Jews to participate In munici pal elections. Statistics Just published show that during the period between January 1, 1902, and June 30, 1904, there were killed In strikes 198, Injured 1966 and arrested 6144. J. B. Richardson of Minneapolis, shot and killed Miss Nellie Christian, son, a dressmaker, on one of the prin cipal business streets, and then shot and killed himself. Gen. StoesBel, the Russian military commander at Port Arthur, according to a dispatch from Chefoo to the Dally Telegraph, has again been wounded, this time by a riile bullet. John McClure, a one-legged miner, shot and killed Julius O'Slwa, both em ployees of a livery stable In Loa Angeles.' The men quarreled about a halter worth about ten cents. Chief Cenro Zbereft of Moscow baa Issued a warning to the editors of the local papers to Insert nothing In their papers In connection with the doings of zemstvos and town councils. All the brick-layers' unions of New York City were enjoined from strik ing on a building at Madison avenue and Ninety-seventh street by order of Justice Scott of the Supreme court. Henry Mitchell, an Inventor, waa fearfully mangled at Reynolds, while exDerimentlug with a smokeless powder which he Intended to submit for th use of the United States army. Rpbbers entered the postofflce at flelnbeck, la., during the night and got away with $2500. An exchange of shots took place between a posse of citizens, but the robbers made their escape. A lone robber hold up the bank of Chlsholm, Mich., during business hours, secured $2200 and escaped. He forced Cashier Griester into the vault at the muzzle of a rovolver and locked the door. For the fifth time within two months tho Newport Iron Foundry and Ma chine company's building, Newport Ky., has been dynamited. No lives were lost and the workmen In the place all escaped Injury The American Sheet Tin Plate com pany started thirty-seven tin plate mills in Pittsburg on the 12th. Of the 242 mills all but. seven are now run ning, and it Is supposed they will be going before the end of the week. The bill providing for the repeal of the timber and stone act, which has passed the senate, will not be re ported to tho house. The public land committee, by a vote of 10 to 4, de ciding to Indefinitely postpone the measure. That the sensational death of Mr. :Syveton, the Nationalist leader, of Paris, was a case of suicide, as as serted by the authorities, and not due either tq accident or assassination, Is now admitted by the family of the dead man. It is said that Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian Premier, cut short his visit to California by reason of a huge political scandal alleged to be brewing In Ottawa, and which has for Its sup posed object the defeat of the Govern ment party. Charles E. Shlevley of Richmond, Ind., supreme chancellor of the knights of Pythias of the world has ruled that Assyrians do not belong to the negro race and are eligible to mem bership in the order. The question arose at Darlington, S. C. Russia has submitted to the govern ment a new form of arbitration treaty which that country Is willing to nego tiate. As the Russian draft differs radically from that suggested by Secretary Hay It Is expected the nego tiations will require some time. Maddened at parental objection to his courtship, John Swank, 19 years old, a high school pupil of North Man chester, Ind., shot Miss Bennie Alber, 15 years old, In the left side, and when pursued by Infuriated relatives of the girl, sent a bullet into his own brain. - - Major Edward E. Hardin, of the , Seventh Infantry, Is about to be court martialed at Manila on charges of neglect In not having a sufficient guard at Mai a to prison, from which thirty-three native prisoners escaped recently, after killing three soldiers on guard. BLOODY FIGHT ON HiQH HILL. Japanese Were Mowed Down In Squids, But en They Cam. For ferocity and austained despera tion on both sides, the struggle for the Dossesston of High hill was probably the most remarkable In the history of the siege of Port Arthur a siege noted for slaughter, according to ad vice from Russian sources. Com mander Mlzzeneoff, who was wound ed in the leg during the battle of High hill, said: "The Japanese were compelled to clamber up the slopes of the hill, In many cases without firing, In the face of one of the most murderous deluges ever poured from rifles and machine guns. I was there and It seemed to me that flesh and blood would be un able to stand our Ore for a minute. Th- enemy went down In squads and companies, but always there were other grimly coming forward. Their bravery was beyond praise, as was that of eur ewn men. Sometimes the fighting was hand-to-hand, with the muzzles of the rifles at the breasts of the contestants, the bayonets being used as swords. The sides of the hill were strewn with bodies and the snow was crimsoned with the blood of the wounded, some of whom had crawled Into It, seeking In Its coldness sur cease for their dying agonies. "Eventually, as In similar instances which were to follow, we retired, lwivlnz t.h(t work of driving the enemy from the summit to the resistless guns of the neighboring forts, notably those of Uaotl mountain. "One Incident of this assault will remain forever Impressed on my mind U'hnn thn Jananese Standard hnnrar reached tha summit and Dlant- d his flag, a gigantic Russian cer- poral left his retreating comraaes ana rushing back, seized the Japanese flag, whlrh hm waa tearlna with his hand) and his teeth when be fell, pierced with several bullets. WA8 FOULLY MURDERED. Nude Body of Young Woman Found on Mountain Top. The nude body of a white woman, who Is believed to have been mur dered, has been found on Mount Cut ler by two residents of Colorado Springs, who were surveying. The body was lying face downward across a log, as If an attempt had been made to destroy the features and prevent Identification. Near the body was found a few hair pins and an empty bottle that had con tained gasoline, but every stitch of elothlng had been removed. The body Is that of a girl IS years old. 5 feet 4 Inches In height ana weighing about 125 pounds. It bears every Indication of refinement. The fingers have signs of rings having been worn, but no trace of Jewelry could be found upon the girl. The head, shoulders and portions of the breast were badly burned, but the hair had burned so slightly that It was only partially destroyed. That which Is left Is of a light brown color and would Indicate that the deceased was blonde. There Is every indication that the young woman died of poison, the bands being clenched as though she had expired In convulsions. The the ory most favored by the officers Is that the girl waa probably a visitor from the east, and, having been led astray by some man, was Induced to accom pany him for an outing and killed by means of a poiseJned lunch. SITUATION IN MACEDONIA. Bulgarian and Greek Bands Continue to Fight. There Is reason to believe, according to the correspondent at Sofia of the London Times, that the marked aggra vation In the situation at Macedonia Is Seriously occupying the attention of the powers. The warfare of the Bul garian and Greek bands continues and there have been several fights recently, while the porte has done nothing in the direction of the repatriation of Bulgar ian refugees In the Adrlanople vlllayet. Anarchist Welcomed to Parts. The Nationalist leader, Marcol Ha bert, whose five yearB' banishment for participation In a plot to overthrow the French government, expired at midnight Saturday, was welcomed at the Orleans station In Paris, Sunday, by a crowd of several thousand per sons. In the evening there was a great meeting at St. Paul s riding school where Habert formally resumed direc Hon of the "League of Patriots. The meeting resulted In a vigorous cam palgn In favcr of Paul de Roulede and other exiles. Fired Upon Japs From Tombs. The night of December 18 a Russian officer and two scouts concealed them selves In tombs along the Shahke river, from whence the Japanese were In the habit of firing upon Russian soldiers going to the river for water. The Jap anese began to show themselves at daylight when the Russians In conceal ment killed six of them and retired, carrying out five rifles. The Japanese tried to surround them, but failed, the retirement of the Russians being cov ered by the fire from the Russian po sitions. Will Fortify Port Simpson. As a result ot the selection of Port Simpson as the terminal of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, army officers in Seattle say that the United States gov ernment will, without the shadow of a doubt, construct a fortification opposite Port Simpson, just across the Interna tional boundary line. With a railway terminal Port Simpson would be, it is said In army circles, a wonderfully strong strategic point for Great Brit ain and one that cannot be overlooked by this government. Money in Riding Bicycle. Frank Kramer, the professional champion cyclist. Is planning a cam paign for next season that will net him about $30,000. Kramer will race In New York In the early spring, and will then go to France, where he is engaged to ride for two months. His guarantee for ten races Is $5,000, and before he leaves Kramer expects to be about f 15,000 to the good. In Aus tralia Kramer will enter for every rich purse, and this, with the bonus money fa will receive, will bring his earning a Australia up to $15,000. PASSES THE PHlLIPPiHE DILI SENATE DISPOSES OF MEASURE BY VOTE OF 44 to 23. On Republican Joined With Demo crats In Opposition to th Bill Upon the Final Vote. The senate, on Friday, by a vote of 14 to 23, passed the Philippine civil (overnment bill. The final vote was preceded by the presentation of many amendments and a general discussion was confined quite generally to the merits of the measure. On some of tho amendments sug tested by Democratic senators, sev iral Republicans voted In the affirma tive, but Mr. McCumber was the only Republican who voted with the Dem ocrats against the final passage ot the bill. The most notable change made dur ing th day was the lowering ot the rate of Interest on railroad bonds to be guaranteed by the Philippine gov ernment from 6. to 4 per cent. The bill as passed exempts from taxation all bonds issued by the Phil ippine and Porto Rican governments; authorizes municipalities In the Phil ippines to Incur a bonded Indebted ness amounting to 5 per cent of the assessed valuation of their property, it 6 per cent interest; authorizes the Philippine government to incur a bonded Indebtedness of $6,000,000 to! Improvements, at 4Vi per cent inter est; authorize the Philippine gov trnment to guarantee the payment of Interest on railroad bonds, at the rats sf 4 per cent per annum; provides for the administration of the Immigration laws by the Philippines authorities; establishes a system for the location and patenting of mineral, coal and aline lands; fixes the metric system for the Islands and gives the civil governor the title of governor gen eral. FIND IT A HARD TASK. Capture of Port Arthur May Be De layed for Some Time. Passengers who arrived at Chefoo on Friday from the Kwangtung penin sula confirm the truthfulness of the official Japanese reports of the sinking of various Russian ships recently at Port Arthur. They say the Japanese would have been able to accomplish this In the past two months but ap parently preferred to use their guns against the Russian military force. It Is believed the destruction of the Russian ships indicates that the Jap anese have abandoned the hope of capturing the fortress. The Japanese lost three torpedo boast within the past month by mines, the last one sinking during the night attack of December 14th on the Rus sian battleship Sevastopol. Favor Treaties of Arbitration. A mass meeting called to urge the prompt ratification of the arbitration treaties recently signed by the state department with several of the lead ing foreign powers, was held Friday night at Carnegie hall under the aus pices of the New York executive com mittee of the American Conference ot International Arbitration. There was a very large attendance and the speakers were repeatedly applauded. Mayor George B. McClellan presided and was the first speaker. M. Linn Bruce, lieutenant governor elect, spoke against deciding difficul ties between nations by war, and was followed by Archbishop Ireland. Let ters from Grover Cleveland, Carl Schurz and John Mitchell, Andrew Carnegie and General Nelson A. Miles were read, while other speakers ot the evening were Oscar S. Strauss, a member of The Hague tribunal, BlBhop Henry C, Potter, Judge George Gray of Delaware and Rabbi Silverman. THREE MEN BURNED TO DEATH. Fire In Los Angeles Which Brought Sorrow to Three Homes. Fire destroyed the Eureka planing mill, on East Sixth and Santa Fe streets, Los Angeles, Cal., on Friday evening, and burned three men to death. The dead men htve not yet been Identified, but are known to have been employees of the planing mill. The flames spread to adjoining cot tages, and three of them were burned. The monetary loss Is about $io,uuu. REFU8ED TO ACQUIT HER. Motion by Nan Patterson's Counsel Denied by Court. Without hearing argument by the prosecution, which had rested Its case, Justice Vernon M. Davis, in the crim inal branch of the supreme court, In New York City, on Friday, denied the motion of Nan Patterson's counsel to acquit her of the charge of murdering Caesar Young, and adjourned the trial until Monday, at the request of the defense. Engineers Approve California Project Which Will Cost $10,000,000. After much deliberation a commit tee of distinguished engineers, chosen by California to solve the problem of protecting the valleys of the San Juan and Sacramento rivers from regular floods, has made Its report If suc cessful their plan will redeem a mil lion acres. The floods were caused primarily by deposits from hydraulic mines filling the channels. The pro ject will cost $10,000,000 at least. GENERAL KUROKI NOT DEAD. American Officer Says the Japanese Commander Is All Right Captain Peyton C. March of the general staff of the United States army, one of the officers selected by the department to accompany the Jap anese army in the field for the pur pose of taking military observations, returned to San Francisco on the liner Mongolia. Captain March brings ab solute refutation of the report that General Kurokt was killed by a Rus sian shell. BRIDGE FALLS, KILLING THREE. Six Children and Six Teams Plunged Into ley Waters. Three persons are known to have been killed and five others seriously Injured by th collapse of th suspen sion bridge across the Elk river, which connects east and west Charleston, W. Va, At th tlm th brldg wnt down there were six teams and six children on their way to school and a number of other pedestrians on th structure. The bridge went down without warn ing, but a number of those who wer near th ends of th structur man aged to reach land. Those who went down with the wreckage tell a dis tance of forty feet Into th Icy covered waters of the river. The depth ot the river at this point U variously estimated at from ten to twenty feet and when the Iron and lumber wreckage struck the Ice, It broke Into fragments and those killed and several of the Injured were thrown into the water or swept un der the Ice farther down the stream. Durlna the civil war the cable of this bridge was cut by General Wise when he evacuated Charleston, the bridge at the same time being partly burned. The same cable was after ward spliced and ha been In use ever since. INDIAN KILLS HIS SWEETHEART. Romanc of Red Msn Ends In Murder of Indian Maiden. A special from Reno, Nevada, says Jerry Harry, a strapping Indian of Lander county, tried to steal a fourteen-year-old Indian girl by the name of Nelll Muncry. Her mother had refused to allow her to marry htm. He took the girl on a horse and was escaping, when her abductor dis covered that he was being followed and would be captured, he shot his In dian sweetheart and escaped Into the mountains. It appears that the Indian visited the camp of the old woman and de manded her daughter In marriage. She refused and he asked to speak to the girl for a few minutes. He pulled the girl onto the horse behind his sad dle and made for the mountains. A number of Indians and the officers of Lander county started In pursuit and were about to capture the daring lover and little Nell, when they heard a re port of a pistol and the girl rolled from the horse. The Indian then hur ried on into the mountains and be came lost from view. The officers are now looking for him and have great hopes ot capturing him. Meets a Horrible Death. A special from Philadelphia says that, caught In a trap and helpless to save themselves, three men lost their lives and four others, Including Lieu tenant William C. Cole, were terribly scalded Thursday bT a rush of steam and boiling water In the fireroom of the battleship Massachusetts, lying at th League Island navy yard. The acci dent was caused by the giving way of a gasket or rubber washer on a boiler on the starboard side of the ship. Without warning the gasket between the boiler plate and the boiler head gave way and a terrific, rush of steam and hot water occurred. The doors of the fire room were closed at the time and the only avenue of escape was a safety ladder. Only one man, Bramlet, a ship's fireman, thought of the lad der and he escaped without a scar. Parker Ran Behind Ticket Roosevelt's plurality In the state of New York at the last election was 176,552, ss shown by th official re turns certificate Thursday by the board of state canvassers. That of Hlgglns for governor was 80,660. Par ker Is shown to have run nearly 49, 000 behind Herrlck, the Democratic candidate for governor. The highest elector on each presidential ticket is taken as the standard In the figures relating to the choice of presidential electors. Millionaire Can Not Dodge Payment of Alimony. George F. Harding, the Chicago mil lionaire and clubman, baa lost his con test over the payment of $300 a month alimony to his wife, Mrs. Adelaide M. Harding, and In an opinion given on Thursday, Judge Gibbons found Hard ing not only responsible for future payments, but In contempt of court tor arrearages to the amount of $33, 301. tbls amount Harding must pay within ten days or he will be lodged In the county jail, according to the de cree. Died While Returning Home. The transport Sheridan brought the bodies of seventy deceased soldiers and ex-employees from the Philip pines. Two deaths occurred cn the way from Manila. Miss Nellie O'Hare a school teacher, whose home was In Cedar Rapids, la., and who has been tn the Philippines a year, died on the transport on November 19 of berl beri. She boarded the Sheridan at Manila In ill-health. The other death was that of James Matthews, an ex-soldler and employee of the quartermaster's de partment. Favo- Admlselon of Two New States. The senate committee on territories by a vote of 6 to 4, on Thursday, au thorlzed a favorable report on the statehood bill providing for the admls slon into the Union of Oklahoma and Indian territory, to become the state ot Oklahoma, and of Arizona and New Mexioo, to become the state of Ari- tona. The bill Is one originating In the house In the second session of the Fifty-eighth congress, but has been amended materially by the sen ate committee. The closeness of the vote virtually makes it certain that ther will b a minority report Mother Pleads for Freedom ef Famous Kansas Bandit. Mrs. Dalton ot Oklahoma, mother of Emmett Dalton, called on Governor Bailey of Kansas, Tuesday, to ask for a commutation of the sentence of her son. Emmett Dalton has been In the penitentiary for twelve years undr death sentence for his participation In th Coffeyvllle raid by tbe Deltou gang. He was 19 years of age when sentenced. Governor Bailey refused to go into th case at this late day In BlS By JOHN R. ML'SICK, Aatber el "Myeterlow Mr. Hwrt," "Tfci Dark Stntr," "Charll Alwoaale's Dwibto," Btc. tfopjrlshl, 1M7, by Boit Boi' Sou au rlcbu nMrraa. CHAPTER VII. (Continued.) .. "Have you traveled far?" asked Clarence. ShlDtnate. this old hulk Is about on her last cruise," said a feeble, husky voice. "It Is Ralston Glum Ralston i roared Gid. "Where ye been, Glum? Tell me where ye been!' I am sick starving dying! tne ex-sailor moaned. Clarence hurried him to his house, where a warm supper was hastily pre pared for him. "Have you seen Paul Miner or heard from him since you came upon us In the pass?" waa one of the nrst questions propounded by Clarence. Yes." he answered. "Last i saw o him he was on an Iceberg sallln' out sea, and his onl;- fellow-passenger was a polar bear." It will be essential at this point to return to Paul Miller, whom we left on au Iceberg floating out to sea. The swelling flood and tossing cakes or Ice between the drifting floe and shore made It utterly Impossible for him to reach land. The sharp growl of the monster above Indicated that a crisis was coming, which would de termine the rights of ownership to the mountain of ice. Through all his misfortunes Paul had menaced to retain his presence of mind and his rifle. He executed a skillful flank movement, and, scaling a shelf, was several feet above the bear and not over twenty paces away, prepared for an assault. With nerves as steady as if engaging In the most ordinary sport, he leveled his rifle at the side ot the monster's head. When sure of his aim he pulled the trigger. There followed a sharp report and the bear dropped on his haunches, his nose In the air. Paul cocked his rifle and fired a second shot at the beast's head. It fell on the Ice and after a few spas modic kicks lay still. He sent a third Into the back of Its head, but It was wholly unnecessary, for the other bullets had done the work. With his knife he removed the skin from the animal, and, climbing as high as he dared, hung It upon one of those spires of Ice, In the hope some sealing schooner or whaling ship might see it and send a boat to his relief. When night cam he lay down on the snow and ice, and, notwith standing his perilous situation, actually slept. He was awakened soon after dawn by the sound of voices near. "What say ye nou? one seemed to say to another. 'I say nowt, was the answer. "II he be there find him." Sure, man, ye canna say as a bear will peel his own skin from his back." Weel, there's a stfffener," return ed another voice. Paul rose and mechanically laid his hand on the rifle at his side. Only a few 'hours before he was wishing he had not shot the bear, and that It had destroyed him instead of he shooting It, but now that his life might probably be in danger, it grew suddenly very sweet. He raised his head a trifle higher and listened Intently at the voices. Push alongside and let a lad go ashore," said another voice. Then he plainly heard the splashing of paddles In the water. He-crept along on hand and knees, holding his rifle in one hand and a cocked re volver In the other Then he raised his head just a little and saw a large canoe in which were half a score of dark-skinned Indians. Surprise and curiosity overcame any fear he might entertain of his visitors, and he arose and gazed about on the sea and shore. The glance filled him with wonder aud surprise. The shore was lined with green trees, and afar off he saw a mountain towering so high its peak pierced the light blue clov s. H saw chimneys to houses from which the pale blue smoke was Issu ing, mingling with the atmosphere. It was a brisk little village with men, women and children tn it, but what brought peace to his troubled mind and relieved all fear was the little white church, with Its spire, on the hillside. "There he Is! There he is!" cried a young man In the canoe, pointing at Paul. "Ho, my brother, you ride on a strange boat!" "Who are you?" asked Paul. "The Metlakahtla," was the answer. He tried to think where he had heard the name before, but was unable to recollect it. He was asked to come down to their canoe. They tossed a rope to him, which he made fast to one ot the great cakes ot ice, and slid down to the boat. The tall chief stood up to catch him, and as he dropped Into his arms said: "My brother, you are safe. You have had a very dangerous ride." "It is not bo weel, that boot ye ride upon," put in another Indian, with a strong Scotch accent. The men with the paddles at once propelled the canoe away from the Ice floe, and it glided out Into the bay, straight for the village of Metlakahtla. The island was given by the United States to a scanty tribe of British American In dians whom an old Scotch missionary had converted from utter savagery Into a civilized and God-fearing people. When the canoe touched the shore Paul saw an elderly white man In the throng. He was dressed In the garb of civilization, and his long, white hair and beard gave him a patriarchal ap pearance. His face was grave and kind. , "My son, a kind Providence has won derfully preserved you. We will go to church to retnrn thanks for your great deliverance, and then we will hear your story. After songs and prayers Paul was taken to the home of the patriarch, where he fared sumptuously, after which narrated his strange adven tures to th good old missionary. "So you are another, my son, who has come to dig gold from th earth in th frnr.n north." Then, taking the arm of the youth, he led him from the house, and, pointing to that great old mountain, which, grim and gray, tow ered into the skies, and with his eyes wildly dilating, said: "In mockery, at the grim gateway of Alaska, towers that mountain of gold upon which no white man dares lay his finger. Paul gazed at him in amazement and began to wonder if he bad not got among a race of madmen. "How was the gold discovered?" he asked. "It's not discovered save by the In dians and perhaps one other than yourself. But come In and I will tell you what other white man than your self knows of the Island and the moun tain of gold." When they were seated in the cozy parsonage the old missionary proceed ed to tell Paul the story, but they were Interrupted by the arrival of some Indians with a prisoner. The story told by Father Duncan we have heard before from the lips of Clum Ralston. No sooner did Father Dun can see the captive than he said: "It is one of the two sailors who did away with the poor captain." When Paul saw the prisoner he ex claimed: "Great Heaven! It is one of the men who captured the old hermit In the cavern!" CHAPTER VIII. Laura's Departure. While the many stirring events were transpiring In Alaska, poor Laura Bush was living a life of doubt min gled with hope and despair, at Fresno, California. Not a line had she re ceived from Paul since the letter came that he was robbed and wounded. Was he dead or was he still alive, struggling to regain what he had lost? It began to be whispered over the town that Laura Bush was losing her reason. Theodore Lackland was shocked and grieved at the thought, for la his selfish way he loved her madly. He would have given worlds to possess this matchless beauty, who had wholly captivated his soul. At this time a most remarkable event transpired an event that was more a surprise to Laura than any one else. A bachelor uncle living in Wyo ming died and left her twelve thou sand dollars all he possessed. "This will enable me to procure an outfit and go in search of Paul," said Laura to Mrs. Miller. The widow en folded her in her arms and begged her to abandon such a mad design. In vain she wept, prayed and plead with her. Laura was so Impressed with the conviction that she must go. She had her way. Buying her outfit and securing the service of a faithful, trusty man who had" worked for her father, she prepared for the Journey. She had made her last trip to San Francisco and returned late one day, a short time before her departure. On reaching Fresno she started from the depot to walk home. It was so late the sun had set, and the Bbadows of evening began to creep over the land scape. She heard footsteps at her side and Latkland's voice said: "Miss Bush, I have heard a rumor that you are going to start for Alas ka." "I shall." He walked on In silence for a mo ment, while his pale face wore a pen sive, sad expression, and his eyes were upon the ground. His determination to conquer made him selfish and scheming. At last he said: "Laura, you do not understand me. I am a true friend to you; you may not believe it, but I am. That other time my passion was hot. I was wrong, perhaps, in denouncing the man you loved, but surely you will forgive me." She answered that Bhe was taught she must forgive in order to be for given. As a drowning man clutches at a straw, he grasped at something in her words, and was encouraged to add: "Laura, If you would let me sympa thize with you in this loss, I would freely mingle my tears with yours. Oh, If you would only let me be a brother more than a brother " "Silence, Mr. Lackland," she quickly Interrupted. "I will hear no more from you. Here I am at home; good night" She darted into the house, quickly closing the door after her and leaving him standing out In the cold, dark street. For a moment he stood gazing upon the door which had closed upon the being he loved, and then turned slowly about, his thin, white lips com pressed, and his fingers closed firmly as if he had the' lockjaw. As he boarded the midnight train for San Francisco he murmured, half audibly: "Something desperate must be done. I shall now play my last trump card." Meanwhile Laura was completing arrangements for an early departure. Ben Holton, her father's faithful do mestic, was the only person she en gaged to go with her. A party was forming at Seattle, and thither she went with all her supplies. Mrs. Mil ler accompanied her that far. Here they found another brave wom anKate Willis ready to brave the dangers of the Klondyke. She was forty years of age, large, strong, and had detersilned to go to Juneau or Dawson City to start a laundry. The vessel pushed off, and Mrs. Mil ler stood on the dock waving her handkerchief at the brave girl until distance mingled her form with the others, and Then burst into tears. Theodore Lackland was a deep schemer, and when he separated from I.aura Kean be had by no means aban doned hope of winning her. While on his way to San Francisco he was continually saying: "So she is going herself to search lor ner lover! Is Paul dead really dead? May It not be only a mistake after all? He is missing, that Is sure, but the young fellow has more lives than a cat. I wish to Heaven I knew that he was " He started, and, snuudering, began to think how degen erated he had grown. Then he leaned back In his seat and closed his eyes, while the great train, like a flying vulcan, rushed on In the darkness until the city of Oakland was reached. He went aboard the ferry, and was transferred to San Francisco, and, leaping into a carriage, was driven to a certaiu hotel, wher a secured a room. It was nearly daylight by this time. but notwithstanding he had slept none during the night, he summoned a mes senger, wrote a note, and, sealing it dispatched the boy. ' Two hours had passed, and th sun was shining through the window when there came a light tap at his door, and he opened It Before him stood a smooth-shaved man with hair that was once sandy but so bleached with gray It was a roan. His nose and eyes were promi nent, and his face narrow, cheeks red and Bteelgray eyes twinkled with something deep and devilish. The newcomer was a peculiarly nervous man who had a strange habit of cran ing his neck and bowing his head like an eccentric burlesque comedian. After assuring himself he was not being watched, he closed the door soft ly and in a voice that was softness It self asked: "You sent for me," and craned his neck like a choked rooster trying to swallow a morsel too large for Us throat. "YeB, Capt Falrweather, I want to talk with you. When does another ship sail for Juneau?" The captain, who was well up in marine Intelligence, said: "There is the 'President' sails from Seattle In three weeks, and the 'Occi dent' leaves here a few days sooner" "Will they both arrive about the same time?" "Yes, the 'Occident' a little ahead of the 'President,' as -she is the fastest boat" "That is Just as I want it Now, captain, you secured men for me be-' fore to do some work In the Klon dyke " Again the captain craned his neck, choked and bowed, then cautiously glanced about the room to see If he was observed before answering: "They got In trouble there." "How do you know?" "Morris wrote that Belcher was shot and In the hands of the miners, who might lynch him," and Capt Fair weather placed hta hands about hit neck, as It the very thought gave him pain. "Has he given away anything?" asked Lackland, with some little un easiness. "No. He will die before he does that" "Very well. Falrweather, have you heard of the fate of this young fel low who Is causing so much trouble?" "No." "The girl says he lives." "Bah!" "Well, the impression Is so strong that she has determined to set out tor Alaska to find him, and sails in the 'President' for Seattle." "It will be a fool's Journey, I know full well; he can't be alive." "Well, I have made up my mind to go to Alaska myself." (To be continued.) 8IGHTS IN OLD PANAMA. Ancient City Once as Beautiful as Any In Romance. Following the English style, dinner Is a full-dress and ceremonious affair. After dinner comes the promenade along the esplanade a charming walk around the old battery overlooking the prison. Our way borders the sea; be hind us lies the city, with Its Moorish towers, Its red-tiled roofs; back of it rises Mount Ancon; to our left Is the little Indian hamlet of La Boca, at the mouth of the Rio Grande, and the green hills of the Andes In the dis tance; along the horizon ocean ward stretches the bay. What words can describe It? a study In color as the rays of the setting sun turn to crimson, green and gold Its islands; the stately palmetto trees that fringe its banks, the white beach, and, far away the ancient towers of San Anastaslus, sole landmark of the once beautiful city of Old Panama. The story of this beautiful city, 014 Panama, reads like one of the ro mances from the "Arabian Nights" that so delighted our childhood. Its houses of aromatic wood, hung with costly tapestries, adorned with paint ings and sculptures that a king migni envyt its 800 magnificent churches, with their services of sliver and goia, their frescoes of pearls and precious driveways, chief of which was the king's highway, over which the royl horses bore the treasures to Puerto Bello, and the shlpu ready to all from them to Spain. Into the midst of this Asiatic splendor came Morgan and his buccaneers, and this struggle, one of the most memorable on our continent, the first of white against white, led to the destruction of the flower of Spanish chivalry and th capture of Panama. So pass the glories of the world! Catholic World. HE WAS TOO CONSCIENTIOUS. Public-Spirited Sheriff Lost Suitor for His Daughter. n "I am still without a father-in-law, Bald the drummer, "and I guess Long Island farmer is more to blame for it than anybody else. I met one of bis daughters while I was on mT summer vacation and tell In love with her and after six .aonths' correspond ence I went down to tackle the old man about It. I drove up to the houie with a horse and buggy and went li but before I could get around the sub Ject nearest my heart he said: " 'As a deputy sheriff of this county I'll have to arrest you, sir." " 'What's up?' " I asked. " 'Driving faster than eight miles hour.' " 'But I was In a hurry to see your daughter. I want to ask her hand ol you.' "'Wanter marry Sarah, eh?' " T do.' , " 'Waal, that's kind of you, but must do my duty as an officer an make six shillings In fees. YouU have to go along.' "I went along with him," nM drummer, "and was fined $5 and cost", and, though I'm not a thin-skinned man, my feelings were hurt, and left Sarah to find a better man. Sn was a nice girl, but her old dadw" too conscientious for me." Ohio State Journal. It Is a great hardship to be an ex" from one's country, a greater hardship to be an exile In one's country. With men we can afford to be em dren sometimes; with God we must ds children always.