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yTT CHARLES MORRIS DUTLLR. CopyilKlit 1906, by Chailes Morris Mutter. CHAPTER XXI. (The Attempted Assassination of Lang. ' Tho promptness of Schiller In sent encing Lar.g to fight a dud gave Gold en no opportunity to appeal to the peo ple to throw safeguard around lils protege. It was Louis' fate to again pit himself In mortal coin lint against human hclng-nnil that too, without preparation. lxniis. In being notified of his sent ence, realized the pit he had fallen In to In striking Schilllcr. He felt that Ills life would pay the forfeit of his folly. F.ven if ho succeeded in killing pis antagonist, which was extremely doubtful at the best, what was to hin tfler Schiller from condemning him to perform many other feats of skill and Strength one of which undoubtedly could be devised which would silence pilm forever? Pefore Golden retired for the night. Schiller managed to have him duly ordered to make inspection of tho out posts. As Paradise Peter and his sen tinels had been killed by Iang. he could not raise objection to being ordered to strengthen the guards, niul thus was easily got out of the way for the time-being. In the morning Rogers paid his cus tomary visits to the mines to oversee his regular work, and nn order kept Kim there until far into the night. Wilson, being convicted of a crime, was not his own free ngmt, so was enable to assist Lang in any way. Upon the statute books of paradise Is a rule to the effect that "any person convicted of n crime and given a pen-Sltj-jWho does not answer to his name when tho penalty is to be exacted, lays himself liable to forfeiture of llfo wlthtout the chance." It was hoped toy Schiller that Lang being a strang er, would by some means be delayed from answering to bis charge and thus forfeit his privilege! LoUls, for the want of proper care and nourishment, was delirious from Opened his eyes in a dazed manner was he pain In his head, and lay with a fever Id a semi-stupor very nearly the whole day. In such sentences as his, tho participants, in usual cases, took "pana to show themselves quite fre quently In the streets to show the people that they were expecting to tie on hand when called. As I.ouls did not appear, rumors were circulated round to the effect that ho had run way or was keeping himself in hid ing to escape tba ordeal. Perhaps Ixiuls Lang would never liave mustered up sufficient courage to face the mob that was clamoring for his blood, but for the interposition f Pearl Huntington. Pearl at last realized the value of the man whom she was forced to accept as her hus band. Whether Louis was a criminal or not it made little difference to her he was a man, and she loved him! Golden before he rode away on his siilslon. explained to Pearl that as the wife of Imc, she would be expected to wi'ness the test of strength between kirn and Whnlen, no matter how try ing or revolting it might be to her. he was not notified officially of this fact, any more than hail Lang been notified that he hail been sentenced, but she knew enough now of arbitrary law to understand that ignorance or technicality would not save her or film. When she came to the conclusion thnt she loved Louis for his noble de votion to l.er cause (she could think of no other solution of his actions but that he in return loved her) the first tl.lng she wanted to do was to place Iierself in some position to encourage Mm wlili her sinpatliy. All day logn pearl sat In the parlor of Gulden's home' waiting patiently for the appearance of Lang, but he o.ime not. Up till a late hour she bad ro thought that our hero was pros trated from the effect of his wound, and was at a loss to understand his absence. She heard rumors In relation to the fact that he had run uway to escnjc Hunting his duel but nhe could no' bi lit vc tlis. In the first place, to her, it would have been impossible for hint to scape: in the second place, she did not imagine that Lang would nhnrdon her she had that uiuch confidence In 111 ni. At last she could bear t lie susp use no longer. 6he could hear the munuurings of the n-.cli. the threats of violence, and In iespi ration she sought him ont. It was well for Lang that he had one tins friend free to aid him, for It snjr one truly needed a friend It was our hero. King nt tempted to get up several times during the day, but the pain In his head, which brought on a raging headache made It almost Impossible, for him to remain on his feet. He was in such a condition of mental and physical pain that, ho hardly cared what became of him later, If only he obtained cesssntion from pain tem orarily. Toward evening he arose, dressed, and In a manner attempted to bring his body subject to Ills mind. Weak from the loss of blood and fam ished for drink ho sank down upon tho lloor exhausted. Tear, knowing, of course, where Iing bad been taken, had no diffi culty when she set out to find Ixiuls In Uncling Rogers' home. When she knocked upon tho door for admit tance, she summoned enough courage to push her way In without waiting for an answer to the knock. She found I.on is lying upon the lloor in a half conscious condition. ".My poor boy" she said, tenderly raising up his head and resting It in her lap, "what nils you?" Ixiuis did not speak, but he opened his eyes in a dazed manner as if try ing to Imagine whose face it was he looked Into. She shook hi in gently, "Rouse your self! Don't you understand the risk you are running In staying here? If you do not appear to fight your duel, you will be torn limb for limb!" I.ouls, with an effort, struggled to his feet. "Why are you here!" he cried recognizing her. , "I have come to save you!" she answered. i ( , "Save me from what?" he question ed in astonishment. "Don't you know that you are to fight a duel tonight?" The momentary unconsciousness disappeared. "I don't understand," ho said. "I knew I was to fight for as if trying to Imagine whose face It looked into. my life, but did not know that it was to-night!" "To-night" she said, "And unless you appear to carry out your sentence I am afraid you will be lynched!" "I realize my position now. I un derstand why Golden and Rogers have not been to see me; they have been spirited away; nnd unless I arrive upon tho scene In time, I for feit my chance of possibly killing my antagonist, if I am able! I am In no (It condition to battle for my llfo to night." "You are alone you must fight for your life alone! The life you risked for me!" she cried passionately, gaz ing with kindness into his eyes. What made you Interfere to save me?" A bandage around his head; a drink of brandy from a decanter, and despite his weariness, Louis was part ly himself again. "Because In you I saw purity and Innocence being wronged." For a moment he forgot the light ho stood In before her. In her eyes be could be nothing but a hard ened criminal and people of bis sus pected calibre are not supposed to have souls like other men. "You understood the danger you were running?" she nskeri. "Yes. I understood." he said, "And I would do the same thing again If I had the chance! Only 1 would kill Schiller the next time!" "Knowing the danger you run, you would still risk all to protect me?" she said insinuatingly. "Why not." he asked In surprise. "I did not expect to find a a a friend like you In such a place as this!" she said. "Miss Huntington, said Iiitls. glanc ing nt the clock, "I appreciate what ou have done for me. I understand I my position. I have ore chance in a ; thousand of ever leaving Paradise j even if I escape to-night. If you did j not consider me beneath you I might ! make myself contented here If I win the day! I would rot care how the I battle went if I felt that after I was rone you would have a protector, j Put. fear not; I must. I will win!" "What can I say or do to cheer you ' up? How can I ever reward you for your kindness to me?" "I am rewarded sufficiently," he said, "knowing that you nppreclnte me, and do not attribute my actions to any unworthy motive." "I conxbler you an honorable mas," A xv'latsAl, "and U' " hesitating' iy, "And If I were not ft orlmlna), a des perato ,?ouiidrcl, you could " "I could learn to love yon!" smiting through tears which unbidden stole to her eyes. Lou's looked at her Jn amazement. "Are you positive that you do not love mo as It Is?" he asked, grasping her hand In his own. "Perhaps I do," she snld without hesitation, "but It would make mo feel far happier to know that I had not thrown my love away where sratl tude alone would be sufficient!" Ixiuls drew her unresistingly to Mm nnd kissed her. "Trust me," he said, "I ran see you have guessed the truth. With your lovo to strengthen ms I can carry tho day." Ixinis glanced nt the clock. It lacked only a few minutes of the time when he should appear to fight his duet. "It Is time for action!" he cried, "I must go!" "I will go with you!" she exclaimed. At precisely eight o'clock, King Schiller rose from his throne, or in the box commanding tho view of the pit In the amphitheater, and after bowing to the populace seated arctind him, said: "Bring up the combatants!" Larego. the Italian, the keeper of tho beasts, stepped Into the ring through nn entrance from the rear and behind him stalked the massive being Whalcn, whom Louis was tc fight. There was a niurmer of ad miration at his appearance, followed by hisses when it was discovered that Lang was not In the company. "Where Is this I.ang?" demanded Schiller, as if surprised. There was a commotion at the main entrance! In stalked our hero, bat less, and spotted with blood! He was supporting his wife upon his arm. . "I am here!" he cried. Before recording what came next In our hero's life wo mny as well ex plain a few of Schiller's actions. It was thnt honorable nnd most august person's Intention to have Louis killed or maimed before he reached "the hall of justice." Schiller was playing a desperate game. lie knew that he was not loved by his subjects. He had more than his throne at stake his very life nnd a fortune. His game was tc dispose of Lang and to regain Pearl, I!y threats of torture he expected to compel Dr. Huntington to acknowl edge himself heir of "Chesterlee Kstate" of which Huntington through strange fortune now was the only de. scendent. By marriage with Pearl, as the only child, Schiller meant to become possessor of the Immense for tune. This could only be done by dis posing of Louis and remaining In a position to subduo tho doctor. Not once had the thought entered Ixiuls' mind of escaping. Tho hoot ing of tho mob, which roused hlra to action, partially prepared him for the worst. lire he left the house he armed himself with his trusty billy. It was well be did so. He had not taken a dozen steps from the house when some one whirled his wife from his arm, while a second form made a murderous strike at him with a club! Put Ixiuls was not asleep. He hit one away, then another, and befor6 his assailants had accomplished their purpose ho laid both bleeding at his feet! Even at Its best, our hero was at most too late. The clock had ceased vibrating after striking the fatal hour of eight. It was only by the greatest difficulty that ho arrived at the door of the amphlteater Just as Schiller put the question, "Where Is this Lang?" "I nm here!" cried our hero; and while the vast crowd rose up to catch a glimpse of tho daring man, as If he had been In the building a thousand times ho marched his trembling wife down the long aisle and seated her in the box assigned for the councilmen, and with a leap sprang over the wall of the pit into the arena. (To be continued.) CHEAPER THAN THE SUNLIGHT. Remarkable Argument Put Forward at Town Meeting. At a town meeting held In Arlington some twenty-five years ago the late W. W. Rawson, father of the well known market gardener, made a ro mark which tho older Inhabitants of th town will remember. Among th matters brought up at the meeting was the question whether to use gas or kerosene to light tho town. The town had put In a few oil lamps with largo reflectors as an experiment One of these lights was put In front of Mr. Rawson's house, in which hi took a just pride. Wilson W. Fay of tho "Heights" made a quiet speech In favor of gas He thought that care and clcanini would make oil cost more In the end Mr. Rawson, always ready for an ar gument. and with visions of losing hil line oil lamp, arose and said: "Mr Mierator, kerosene is cheaper now than ever was known and the town ii better lighted thnn I ever knew it ti be, and au regards tho cost of gas ant kerosene, why, Mr. Moderator, ktro seno at 7c a gallon, tho preset: mar ket price, is cheaper than sunlight." Naval Progress. "Having discovered a projectile tlia' will pierce any armor," said the seek er for Information, "what will tin next step be?" "To find an armor that no projeo tile will pierce," answered the navs expert. "And then?" "We must find a projectile that wtl plercs sy armor." Washington SUil Captured Hippopotami JVobv "Caliuh" the Giant While few nienngeries or zoological gardens include hippopotami among the members of the animal world which they contain, the general public Is nevertheless quite familiar with the appearance and characteristics of the great ungulates. They have been de scribed in word and picture by in numerable naturalists, historians, nnd writers, oven of the earliest times. We find unmistakable reference to them in the tennis of the ancient Egyptians, and to-day there is little doubt that the behemoth of the Bible was identical with the hippopotamus. The Central Park Zoo of New York City, is particularly fortunate In the possession of three splendid speci mens, a pair of older animals and a young one. The pair, Caliph and Miss Murphy, are well known, not only to those directly interested in these mat ters, but also to the reading public, for the huge brutes have been described and pictured 111 various publications. Caliph, the great male which Is the subject of the accompanying Interest ing engravings, has been in the Cen tral Park Zoo since 1SS9, while his mate, Miss Murphy, has been lucluded in the collection for a somewhat short er period. These two have proven re markably prolific, and have presented , an admiring public with eight healthy j offsprings, and these, with the excep- j tlon of the young ono at present in tho Park, have been sold to other menug- , cries. Tlis Is not nn exceptional case, j for strangely enough these curious ' beasts thrive well in captivity, and : breed not infrequently. Were it not I for the difficulty formerly experienced , in securing original pairs, they would to-day be far more common in zoo- , logical parks. Needless to say, It Is ; very difficult to capture the hlppipo tamus In a wild state and transport j the animal uninjured to civilization. Very likely you have not heard of Chula, Mil This is not strange, be cause Chula has but recently been placed upon the maps of a state whose citizens Insist upon being "shown" and who refuse to give proper culti vation to their credulity. It is not exactly correct to say that Chula has been placed upon the maps, for on one bright red-letter day in its lexicon it was thrown upon the maps In a bright red splotch by a country editor. This editor came to the city tho other day as tho guest of the St. Paul railroad. He occupied an en tire, drawing-room car, ate rich food and drank sparkling wines and re ceived adulations from the colored porter all the way from Chula and back again at the expense of a "soul less corporation." Tho man who compelled the mnp makers to take notice of Chula en joys the not uncommon name of Smith K. II. Smith. Smith's great opportunity came when the St. Paul put the Southwest Limited train into service between Chicago and Kansas City. The train passes through Chula on its eastward and westward llights, and there were things about it that made a great im pression upon Smith's imagination. Ho watched the flight of the South west Limited as it tore great holes In the atmosphere of Chula, and then wrote this about tho train: "The new train on the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul railway passed through Chula for the first tlmo Sun day night, about three hours after dark. There was no hesitation at Chula town, ut least mine perceptible. There nre no high places in Chula town, hence we question whether she over touched the track. She just rip ped a great fiery hole In the darkness and left the atmosphere heated steam hot for a second, then whistled for Niantlc or Chicago, we are not cer tain which. If 'Central' had not been closed, we would have telephoned to Chicago to see if she hadn't run clean through the Union station. She is sure 'nuf a "hurry-up train.' Chicago is only about three miles up the track now. She Is u gleam of summer buii light, vesMhuled and electric lighted from the cowcatcher clear back a hundred yards behind the last coach. She is knee deep with velvet carpets, and her cushions tire as soft as a girl's check. She is lighted to u daz '.le and heated to a frazzle. She was built to beat the world and her gorg Country Editor's Day of Triumph Central TarH Z,oo, JVeta JorK Hippopotamus of the Central Park Menagerie, New York 3ity. Caliph" though If this he accomplished success fully, he takes kindly to captivity, and often lives contentedly for many years. In fact, a single specimen existed in the Zoological Park in Ixindon for over twenty-eight years. Hippopotami in captivity do not re quire the excessive care and attention which are usually necessary for the well-being of tropical animals. One factor which is of considerable advan tage In this respect Is the fact that the animals lack the restlessness and nervousness bo commonly . found In I wild creatures. Though terrible fight ers if aroused they are even-tempered nnd fairly intelligent, nnd learn to obey the word of command of their j keepers. They appear to appreciate kindness and seldom if ever required punishment. Hippopotami are purely herbivorous, and in tho wild state feed upon grasses various water plants, rlee, millet, maize, and similar growths. This diet is approximated as nearly as possible eous splendor makes us chuckle to think we have a pass on her. She goes so fast that the six porters look like one big fat nigger. She Is called 'The Southwest Limited.' She stops, going both ways, ut Chilllcothe, and you can get on her there, but you'll have to hurry." In the gratitude of his heart the general passenger agent wrote the poet-editor that whenever he desired to come to Chicago he would be more than pleased to cause the Southwest Limited to pause long enough at Chula to take him on and again to let him off. The offer was accepted by wire, as F.ditor Smith does not believe in toying with fortune nor flirting with opportunity. Then he wrote a piece for his paper, as everything that hap pens, if anything docs happen, In Chula Is news, and told the citizens that ho was going to Chicago on the limited and as the guest ot the gen eral passenger agent and of tho road As might be expected, the entire business of Chula was suspended the following day and every man, woman and child not bedridden was down to the depot bright and early. The Chula band in full uniform was there play ing suggestive pieces about conquer ing heroe s, and Chula's mayor revised his last Fourth of July "oration" to fit the occasion. It was a gala day for Chula, and tho editor bad to tell them with becoming modesty how ho had achieved greatness. About the time he reached the spread-eagle stage of his address there was a long, mournful wail pitch ed in a minor key which sounded like the expiring war whoop of an Apache Indian. It was the Southwest Limit ed hailing Chula, Mo. Editor Smith grasped his new $2.75 suit case firmly by both straps and waited, all a trem ble with excitement The band be gan a furious fanfaring and the citi zens of Chula held their breaths. There wire two more long wails, fol lowed by two short ones, as tho lira ited's mogul swept down upon Chula's only grade crossing, a cloud of blind ing dust, an answering "toot" to the tower man as he dropped the sema phore indicating a clear track and a faint moan was borne upon a passing breeze to Sm"h an 1 10 Chula's popula tion as the mogul wiiisilej for "Nian tie or Chicago, whi'h?" Smith, stamlin; d'sconsolate with grip in hand, and with Chula's popula tion gazing seemivgly with a million eyes clear through him, didn't care in Musing. In captivity. They are fed every day, usually early in the afternoon, on fresh grass or hay, various vegetables, nnd bread. They have very healthy appetites, ami one can Imagine tho quantity of food that a "hippo" can consume, when ono considers that the stomach of a large specimen will mea sure as much as eleven feet In lengtjj. The hippopotamus is heir to few troubles. Natural attrition keeps his teeth, which grow throughout bis life time, wilhln proper bounds. As ho not only spends most of his waking hours In the water, but often sleeps thoro also the frequent Immersions keep his thick sklu In a healthy condition. The water must have a temperature of not less than tlfty-flvo degrees, and must be maintained at this point the year around. With the exception of tho usual attention regarding the cleanliness of the habitation, other necessary care includes merely the preparation of his food and the regu lation of the temperature. much which It was. Without so much as a look at his fellows the Chula News' editor turned nnd hastened to his sanctum, w here he sent a telegram which read: "When It conies to four flushes there are others." Needless to say that it was all a mistake. The general passenger agent aiKilciglzed by wire, tho limited did not forget to hesitate at Chula the following day. And thus was Chula, Mo., placed upon the map. Chicago Record-Herald. Thinks They Are Safe. In the spring term of the past year the athletic young women of Smith college developed a passion for base ball. In conversation with a distin guished visitor at the college, Presi dent L. Clark Seelyo spoke of the fresh enthusiasm which tho students were manifesting In the national game. The visitor, having his own Ideals of intelligent gentlewomen, looked somewhat distressed at this announce ment. "Aren't you afraid," he asked, "that baseball will have a tendency to make the girls masculine?" A humorous expression stole over President Sec lye's face. "Masculine?" he echoed. "My dear friend, iT you could i.ever have further fears pitch ing tho ball you would never have any further fears on that score." Simeon Was Given No Choice. Amos Saunders of Rowley, Mass., once employed a boy to turn the grind stone for him. The boy turned until he was tired nnd then stopped. "Turn, Simeon, turn," commanded Mr. Saunders. "I can't; I'm tired," was the reply. "Turn, Simeon; turn or die," thun dered Saunders. "I'll die, then," said Simeon. "You can't have your choice," re turned. Saunders; "turn, Simeon, turn." Ju-Jitsu Champion. The champion jujit.su (not Jiu jitsu) wrestler of Japan offers $5,(1(10 to any man who will come forward and defeat him. This is no betting matter. The opponent puts up no stake. Tarro also promises $1(10 to any man ho fails to defeat in ten min utes, and y, a minute to any one who stands before him five minutes without being forced to acknowledge that ho had been "bested" in the struggle New York PrcBs.