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: : A STUDY IN SCARLET BY A. CONAN DOYLE. 'J'i'VVVVVVVV Vfi V V Kf V I ALT II Chapter V roc::i:ud. Ia Lis eagerness he bad wasdered fir ! ii: r:iv;:u-s v.-'ai.'h were known to him. and :: a- no easy ir.attor to ruk cut the pa:t which he La.; :il.--n. The :t wL;-:i: he found hits- c:a: cue c is- tr.at i.e .iau ne'- : cn rar: i'.y. a ier'ore he a: 1. dvC'.e vihi w :.)-.-. was i. :..eu it was no ea; " to the right tra.-i. had no: ye: risen, and y ma f - to n Cioo: trie cl;ffs cn either side made the obscur ity mure profound. We.ched down with his burden, and w-..ry from his exertions, he stum d a'.rr.g k--?mg up his heart ly the rerle :i?n that every step brought him n---rer to Lucy, and that he tarr.-l w.: him enough to in sure taem foot for the remainder of their journey. He had now come to the mouth of the very den.e :n which ne had left r-V-;n Denize vh:h i lug" hi: au?-ra: In "1 . the darkness he could rnc :e outlir.ee of Lhe cliffs .us:, h- reflected, be await ar.iioisly. ior he had te.-a wr.y hve hiurs. ...dness of his heart he o nis mouth and n:a :e : to a ioud haiico as - was coming. ae save his own cry. SWt-r. UOl.-r wh: ;h .;: tae creary. suent home ha:k to his -petitions, even louder than ud was .e stoute i etirs iu Aru.it: t-if:r-. and again no whisper came ha-.s from the friends whom he had left s'i'.h a short time ago. A vague, nameless dread came over him. and he humed onward f:a t-ial'.y, cropping the precious food m t-.s agitation. V'hen he turned the corner, he came full in sight of the spot where the fire had been lighted. There was still a glowing pile of wood ashes there, but it had evident'." not been tended since his departure. Th- same dead silence still reign ed all round. With his fears all changed to convictions, he hurried on. Taere was no living creature near the remains of the fire; animals, man. maiden, ail were gone. Bewildered a"'' tunued by this blow. Jefferson Hope felt his head spin round and had to lean upon his rttie to save himself from falling. He was essentially a man cf ac tion, however, and speedily recovered from his temporary impotence. Seizing a half consumed piece of wood from the smouldering fire, he blew it into a Came, and proceeded with its uelp to examine th little camp. The ground was all stamped down by the ieet of horses, showing that a lar?r. party of mounted men had overtaken the fugitives and the di rer;. on of their tracks proved that thy had afterward turned back to Sait Lsrhe City. Had they carried back both of his companions with them? Jefferson Hope had almost persuaded himself that they must have cone so. when his eye fell upon an object which made every nerve in his body tingie w-'-.hm him. A little way on one side of the camp was a low-lying heap cf red dish soil, which had assuredly not been there before. There was no mistaking it for any thing but a newly due grave. As the young nuuter approached it. h per-, ceived that a stick had been planter! on it. with a sheet of paper stuck in the cleft fork of it. The inscription u'?on the paper was i brief, but to the point: i JOHN FERRIER. I FORMERLY OF SALT LAKE CITY, Died August 4. !Si'). The sturdv old man. whom he had w. . then and this was all his epitaph, j Jeff-'-rsor. Hone looked wildlv round : to s-e if there was a second grave. ' but tsere was no sign of one. ; Lucy h -d been carried back by i appeared. i aay aoout tne auverusenient oi a dui- their terriide. pursuers to fulfill her; For some months Jefferson Hope tonlrss shirt. original destiny by becoming one of : lingered among the mountains, lead-j "What kind of a shirt is that?" she the harem of the elder's son. j Ing a strange, wild life, and nursing inquired. As he stood by the desolate fire he : in his hei-t the fierce desire for ven- j "Just like mine," answered the ex felt that the only one thing which : geance which possessed him. i congressman, who, in tellint: the story, could asanas his grief would be j Tales , were told in the city of the ; (M Mrg Campbell di(In-t Bpeak to tnorough and complete retriuution ' weird figure whih was seen prowl- - v.k- T;.r, v v. v.. vi. , i i.i. uriu.i.1. u liia ui u uduii uijiju uis enemies. His strong will and untiring energy should, he determined, be devoted to that one end. With a grim white face he retraced his steps to where he had dropped the food, and having stirred up the smoldering fire, he cooked enough to last him for a few days. For five days he tolled, footsore and weary, through the defiies which he had already traversed on horse- back. At night he flung himself down among the rocks and snatched a few hours of sleep; but before dav - break he was always on his way. On the sixth day he reached the Eagle Ravine, from which they had commenced their Ill-fated flight, Thence he could look down upon the home of the Saints. Worn and exhausted, he leaned upon his rifle and shook his gaunt hand fiercely at the silent, wide spread city beneath him. As he looked at it he observed that there were flags in some of the prin cipal streets and other signs of fes tivity. He was still speculating as to what this might mean, when be heard the clatter of a horse's hoofs, and saw a mounted man riding toward him. As he approached, he recognizzed him as a Mormon named Cowper, to A AAAAAAA A8AAAAAA & 3. 2 'if V K? Si S SJWWWtf what:: he had rendered services at diff-'-rent times. He therefore accost e.i tiir. whoa he got up to him. with the o. ;ect of finding out what Lucy Ferrier's fate had been. "I atu Jefferson Hjpe," he said. "You remember me." , jlorr: on Icoked at him with , ud !;.:.:: sd astonishment indeed, it was difficult to recoirtj is this tat tered, uskecipt wandered, with ghast '.y white t. k a::.! fierce, wild eyes, the spruce young h::u:er of former Having, however, at last satisfied hirr.s-lf a to his identity, the nut's surprise chang-i to consternation. "You are mad to cc.ruc hJre." he crie :. "i. is as much as c.y own life is worth to he s--n tailing with you. Ther is a warrant again-: you from the H:y Four for assisting the For riers away." '"I don't fear them or their war rant." Hope said, earnestly. "You must know something of this matter. Cowpe- I conjure you by everything you hold dear to answer a few ques-, ive always been friends, ike, don't refuse to an- For God s s. swer me. "What is it." the Mo-tnon asked, uneasily. "Be quick. The very rocks have- ears and the trees eyes." "What has become of Lucy For rier"" '"She was tuar:-3d yesterday to young Drebber. Hold up. man. hold up. you have no life left in you." "Don't mind me." sid Hope, faint ly. Ke was while to the very lips, i.nd had sunk down on the stone against which he had teen leaning. '"Harried, you say?" "Married yesterday that's, what these Ears are for on the Endowment House. There was sonj words he tween young Dre'nber and young ?tangron as to which was to have hr. They'ii both been in the party that followed them, and Stangerson had shot her father, which seamed to give him the best claim: but w-hen .aey argued it out in council. Drob ber's party w-aa the stronger, so the prophet gave her over to him. No one won't have her very long, tnough. for I saw death in her face yesterday. She is more like a ?host than a wo man. Are yon riff, then" "Yes. I'm cff." said Jefferson Hope. : who had risen from his seat. j His face might have bn?n chiseled out of marble, so hard and so set was its expression, while his eyes glowed with a baleful light. ! "Where are you going?" : Never mind, ne answered; ami. slinging his weapon over his shoul- der. ho strode off down the gorge and peace, accompanied by Stangerson. so away into the heart of the morn-; who had become his private secre taire to the haunts of the wild tary, and represented to him that boosts. j ;heV were in danger of their lives The prediction of the Mormon was ' from the jealousy and hatred of en only too well fulfilled. Whether it j 0iri rival. was the terMbi death of her father; That evening Jefferson Hope was or the effects of th hateful marriage taken i"to custody and, not being into which she hail brri forced, poor : alde to find sureties, was detained for Lucy never held up her head again. ' some weeks. bu- nined away and died within a : When at last he was liberated. It month. ' i Her sottish b'-sband. who had mar- was rierted and that he and his sec ried her principally for the sake of retary had departed for Europe. John Ferrier's pronerty. did not af- Again the avenger had been foiled, feet any great grief at his bereave- i and again his concentrated hatred ment: but his other wives mourned i urged him to continue the pursuit, over he-, and sat tin with her the J Funds were wanting, however, and ni-rht before the burial, as is the Mor-1 for some time he had to return to mm custom. i work saving every dollar for h!3 ap- Tny wo-o rroiiped round the bie in the early hours of the morning, when, to thir inexpressible fear and astonishment, the door was fluig open, and a s?.vare looking, weather- beaten man in tattered garments any menial capacity, but never over strode into the room. i ta'-"inz the fugitives. Without a glance or a word to the : Whn he reached St. Petersburg coweri"1? women, he walked up to they had deoa-ted for Paris: and the white, silent figure which had : when he followed them there he once contained the pure soul of Lucy ; learned that they had Just set off Ferrier. ! for Cooenhagen. Stoopint over her. he pressed hi? I At the Danish canital he was again hps reverently to her cold forehead. and then. snr"'hng up her hand, he took the wedding ring from her ' finger. I "She shall not be buried in that."! he cried, with a fierce snarl, and be-1 fore an alarm could be raised sprang : down the stairs and was gone. So strange and so brief wrs the . episode that the wp.tchers night have; t. ,,-,i vi; i. .k,u.. t or persuaded othr people of it. had i ft not bePt for the undeniable fact ' that the circlet of gold which marked her as having been a bride had diss - - ..... I... l . ik. ..v,...v, I r iiik auuui. mr miuuiua, ojiu nuii:L j haunted the lonely mountain gorges. i Once a bullet whistled through Stangerson's window and flattened ; itself upon the wall within a foot of i him. On another occasion, as Drebber ': passed under a cliff, a great bowlder ! crashed down on him. and he only i escaped a terrible death by throwing ; himself upon his face, j The two young Mormons were not long in discovering the reason of : these attempts upon their lives, and j lead repeated expeditions Into the j mountains in the hope of capturing or killing their enemy, but always j without success. i Then they adopted the precaution i o: never going out alone or aiter night-fall, and of having their houses guarded After a time they were able to re lax these measures, for nothing was either heard or seen of their oppon ent, and they hoped that time had cooled his vindictiveness. Far from doing so, it had, If any thing, augmented it The hunter's mind wad of a hard, unyielding na ture, and the predominant idea of re venge had taken such complete pos sesion of It that there was no room for any other emotion. He was, however, above all things practical. He soon realized that even his own Iron constitution could not stand the Incessant strain which he was putting upon it. Exposure am! want of wholesome food were wear ing hitn out. If he. died like a dog among the mountains, what was to become of his revenge then? And yet such a death was sure to overtake tim if he persisted. He felt that that was to play his enemy a game, so he reluctantly re turned to the old Nevada mines, there to recruit his health and to aniiis money enough to allow him to pur sun his object without privation. His intention had been to be ab sent a year at the most, but a com bination of unforeseen circumstances prevented his leaving the raines for nearly five. At the end of that time, however, his memory of his wrongs and his cravings for revenge were Quite as keen as on that memorable night when he had stood by John Ferrier's grr.ve. Disgv.ised. and unde- an assumed name, he returned to Salt Lake City, careless what became of his own life, as long as he obtained what he knew to be justice. There he found evil tidings await ing him. There had been a schism among the Chosen People a few months before, and some of the younger members of the church hav ing rebelled against the authority of the elders, and the result had been the secession of a certain number of the malcontents, who had left Utah and become Gentiles. Among these had been Drebber aK hStathTMi mn0 kneW Rumor reported that Prebber had managed to convert a large part of his property into money, and that he had departed a wealthy man. while ! his companion. Sf.ngerson. was com paratively poor. There was no clew at all. however, as to their whero- ! abouts. Many a-man. however vindictive , would have abandoned all thought of revenge in the face of such a dif ficulty, but Jeffer?on Hope never fal-1 , tered for a moment. 1 With the small competence he pos sessed, eked out by such employment ' as he could pick up. he traveled f-om town to town through the United j : States in quest of his enemies. t Year passed into year, his black hair turned grizuled. but still he wa-- j i dered on. a human bloodhound, with ! his mind wholly set upon the one ob-; fot upon which he had devoted his life. At last his perseverenee was re warded. It was but a glance of a face in a window, but that one glance told him that Cleveland, in Ohio, pos sessed the men in whom he was in nu-s'iit of. He returned to the miserable lodg- j ir.gs with his plan of Tevenge all ar-; ranged. It cnanced, however, that ', Drebber. looking from his window, had recognized the vagrant in the . ?rret. and had read murder in t is I eves hnr-fer" before a JuMce of the was only to find that Drebber's houso t nroaching journey. At last, havjig collected enr-'gh to kep life in him. he departed for Europe, and tracked his enemies from city to city, working his way in ! a few days too late, for they bad ' (on-neved on to London, where he at lst succeeded in running them to, earth. ! As to what occurred there, we can, not do better than quote the did hunt- j ers own account, as duly recorded in Dr. Watson's journal, to which we ; are already tinder such obligations, j I (To be continued.) j Mrs. Campbell was Angry. Ex-Congreasman Tim Campbell eay y., v. . V . . I I 11" - v.ampoeu PoKe 10 mm uie o ner , ""i" How Necessary. "How did that light opera of yours turn out?" asked the young composer. "A beastlv failure." "What na the reaann'" "Well, yoo see, the stage manager forgot to load down tbe poor, sinmle village maidens who tra-ia-la through ihe niete with ilk dresses and nt ! diamonds.'" Judge. His Plan. Citv Man Yes; we all need a rest once in a while. Farmer So we do, young man. An' j if some of you city folks'd f oiler my plan an take yer rest from v at niglit till 4 in the mornin' you'd be a deal better off. Pack. Ambiguous. "What I am afraid of," said Miss Primley, -making her head roguiehly, "is the man I married would not love me when I am old." "If he loved you when he married you," said Miss Candid, "be would." No Help Needed. Lawyer Yon know yon are not obliged to incriminate yoorself. Client No; II suppose there'll be plenty to attend to that, all right GREAT umm Undertaking Wt-.ich Will Trans form the Mississippi. FOR DEEP-SEA BOATS. Ultimate Result of the S upendom Work the Government Has in Hand. i Many Million to He Kxpended in Mak ing the HiMtiatippi tliu lirutiiledt W'u- ; ter i'auace in tUe Wurldobstruc tinna la lie Kemoved and Channel to He ChutiireJ liunk Protection uuj lCrubiiituinent of Adequate Levee &yteui Ltlect on Trade. ' Tiie Mississippi Itiver. "Father ff 1 Waters." from its source to its mouth '. traverses 13 degrees latitude, is uhau- tac lowest line and through the ui's: 1 fertile belt of the United States. Therv is the vast alluvial strip from the '. m.,u:h of the Ohio to the Gulf, several ; tlmes ,ut, ar(ia ot tluu vaIi,,v 0; Vii., -i,i..t, i,.. .,i.i ......i. !omut r"rt ln 'Xlw orU" WwoTT. ' ot '!l fip. to the west. In '"'u.acTii .mssoun, Arnar.sas iniu -ortn- em Louisiana, is a great resourceful land in almost virgin condition, and ! dition. however, lue work or tue en- also placed: at Hats and reefs. An ac havir.g a climate ns favorable as that of ; glneers must show ln a practical way conipanylng engraving shows their con Northern Italy. To the cast are the iur- that the great rushes of water which ' srructlon. These are placed very solld tially developed areas of Illinois. Ken-: come down from the North, from the ly In position, soon banking up with r1- tucky. Tennessee and Mississippi. To the westward again are nliuost limit less areas of undeveloped and unex plored fore3ts. where conditions would be most favorable to the production of all the crops of the middle latitudes. Beginning at me uuu. ut tue soma. i nrst conies the natural home or rice ana sugar cane; theu the cotton belt of the future, and then the corn lands of the Middle West The Mississippi's source is practically at the door of the cereal country of the North. Here also ores and fuels and building materials are cheaply assembled. This region might HOW b.XAUS ABE bAISED ANK SAWED. Indeed under favorable circumstances become the dominant manufacturing center of the American continent No other part of the country possesses fa cilities for navigation so extensive, con venient and safe. The mouth of the river at the Gulf Is within easy, reach of the Caribbean Sea, along whose shores are countries whose development has scarcely begun, while the Isthmian Canal will In the near fu ture P" liDf of commerce to new re- ' er 1 1 1 n a alrittrr .tin Pnntfl. 4w.n t ,1 . i- O " " """-!- " UV.IUU VVMiau. All lilt vaXvr from the Rockies ; t0 tlie Alleghenies, and from the great I WKes 10 lne "'r. are tributary to this noble stream, which thus becomes the common outlet for more than two-thirds of the arable area of tbe United States. It Is small wonder, then, considering the possibilities of this magnificent riv er, that there Is great Interest In the work the Government has undertaken in an effort to restore It to the position It once occupied in the commercial world. It Is comparatively but a few years ago that the Mississippi was tbe dominating influence in all business re lotions between the two great sections of the country. Tbe advent of great trunk lines of railroads saw the diver sion of the river traffic to other chan nels and the days of boating seemed forever past. The river was neglected and gradually bas fallen Into compara tive disuse. That It will see the return of tbe old days, with tbe enlargements I i h-- 2. -r-Jtzr St r MISS1SSIITI KIVllU SCENE and b n.'lits of modern ideas. Is the li pe cf all resldnts of the great cities which rest upou Its blinks a hope which seems about to be realized. Lncie Saui'i IMuns. The G.nerumeut appreciation of Si-X:.i V for the Improvement of the Mississippi, which includes not ouly the dredsln of a channel of sufficient depth to admit of the passage of large Bteam- ers. but the establishment of adequate means of protection to those districts ;. - !,;..(, ru t...ri.uli,.nllv flm-led hv its ! overflow. U but the beginning of stu- pondous operations which shall make tne river in tvtr eu tue urauurai waterway in the world. With one cou- j A MISSISSIPPI BIVEU STEAMER AT FULL SPEED. Ohio and the Missouri can be success fully withstood. That only-will deter mine the future of the river. It will be the deciding balance ln the scale which shall decide whether or not the Missis sippi shall become a waterway capable bearing deep sea ships npon its bosom, thus opening up to the South the commerce of Chicago and the whole nortuorn lake region. That such a re sult will be attained, the greatest en gineers produced by this country be ileve. They are working enthuslastlcal - j w un tne mea or making g.md," and , One has but to pass through a flood are sanguine that the work of the ensu- on the lower Mississippi to realize what Ing four years, which is the time limit ; adequate protection from the high wa set by the Government, will be as fruit-' tors of the river means to the dwellers nil or results as shall satisfy the most hopeful. In lluKi. there will not be n crossing shallower than eight feet all the way from the Gulf to St. Paul. What this means con now be realized only by those who ore familiar with the Mississippi and Its workings. It can then Ihi seen by all. fur with a channel of eight to many times eight feet, river traffic will be a sight worth selng. In four years, however. It Is practi cally certain that vessels of medium draft will be able to come up as far as St Louis. To get a minimum depth of ten feet, tbe estimated cost Is (XX) a mile, though to get double tbat depth would not cost twice as much. The beginning of the work, which Is now well In hand, ls directed toward giving the current Its proper direction, especially at bends where the clrcnb.r sweeps of water pull ln acres and acres 01 iana yearly. The average man has very little con ception of the amount of matter de posited ln tbe river every year. The floods bring down a vast amount every high-water, but there ls bank wash e- i . . - "jL , . t . MAKING AJi EMBAKKMENT TO 8AVJB A VILLAGE. THE. BLUFFS AT NATtHEZ. that Ls stupendous. From Cairo to Don. . aldsvllle am miles), a yearly average of nine and one-half acres of pround, sixty-six feet deep, fulls ln the river on every mile of river front The value of the land that goes Into the river would pay for protecting the banks. In protecting the banks from rush ing floods, dikes ore built for the pur pose ot changing the wnsh. "Mat tresses" are placed about points where there ls a tendency to eat These are grent flat areas of young trees so wov en together th'at they form a homoge neous mass which cannot be mined, es pecially when It has become thoroughly imbedded In the mud. "Hurdles" are W7t " mud and sand, and thus throwing the water to one side or toward the middle to form a new and deeper channel. At these places, so swift ls the water, lit tle dredging hns to be done. Tbe diver sion of the water into one point literally scours out the channel to the depth desired. The effect of the new order of things Is already seen, new steamboat lines between St Louis and New Orleans being now organized, with others to ; come ln the near future. of the States along iu borders. While It is not expected that the overflow can ever be eutlrely prevented. It Is certain tbat with the proper attention, much the greater part of the damage can be averted. It is no exaggeration to say that the money loss which, from first to last has come from Mississippi floods, will run up into hundreds of millions. It need not be wondered that the peo ple of the lower Mississippi, with those of the higher waters as well, for that matter, are thankfully regarding the work inaugurated by the government The harnessing of the river means their salvation. She Wos the Party. Chumpley Hello! l'ou must be mak ing money. Stuckuppe Sir? Chumpley My friend Kidder told me you had quite a large party at your house on Sundny for dinner. Stuckuppe (Icllyi My fiancee. Miss Plumpley, did us the honor to dine with us that day. Philadelphia Press.