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The Attack on the Cabin.
There was no sound from without.
except occasionally the echo of a dis
tant voice shouting. Shelby, startled
by these words and alarmed by her
agitation, swiftly crossed the room.
The body was gone, actually gone! As
be bent over. Incredulous, distrusting
the evidence of his own eyes, he could
perceive the stain of blood In which
the man had fallen, but that was aU.
There was no semblance of a body
"Judas Priest I" he said soberly.
"This beata anything ever I saw. He
couldn't have been killed, but I never
saw him twitch a muscle after be
dropped. Gone ! Darn if I know what
to make of It Why, where could he
bave gone to? There ain't but one way
out from this shack an' he sure didn't
CO out there."
"No, he couldn't," her voice quaver
ing. "We would have seen him If he
"Seen him I Of course, we would.
He must have revived and crawled
away. Ton bet, there ain't no mystery
about It Dead men ain't movin'
around an' there ain't no angels com In'
down to carry that cuss off. What's
bappened Is, he got back strength
enough to crawl. Likely he got Into
that back room out o' sight Any
bow I'm goln' to find out what's hap
pened. Tou keep an eye at that hole
In the wall yonder, while I scout around
a minute. If you see anything movin"
In siiootin' distance. Just blaze away.
Don't hesitate a moment"
She went forward as he told her
without a word and stared out yet
nervously turning her head about at
the slightest sound. Shelby waited a
moment, listening, and then stepped
confidently forward across the thresh'
old of the Inner door. He had no
doubt that he would discover Macklin
dead or alive, outstretched on the
floor. The fellow must be there; he
could have gone nowhere else. The
place was as black as night; a step
beyond the entrance and he had to
jgrope his way blindly, unable to dis
tinguish a single object There was
something grim and ghastly in feeling
about with his feet for an unseen body,
Then the fellow might still be alive.
even dangerous. He stopped at the
disquieting thought and spoke sharply
Into the gloom.
"Are you there, Macklin? Come,
speak up; nobody is going to hurt
There was no response, no move
ment no sound of a groan, no pulsing
of breath. The stillness was intense,
horrible. Shelby gripped himself and
began to advance slowly, guiding his
passage along the wail, expecting ev
ery instant to encounter some obsta
cle. His groping feet touched nothing,
Inch by inch he explored the floor of
the room, the perspiration beginning
to stand in drops on his forehead.
There was no body lying there, no
form of a man, either living or dead ;
the place was absolutely unoccupied.
He could hardly believe this true; his
mind refused to grasp the fact; he
came back to the door dazed and un
nerved. AH nature, all reasoning told
him the man must be somewhere with
in the cabin ; any other thought was
simply Impossible ; yet where? He had
already explored every Inch of surface
to no result. So bewildered and dum
founded was he before this mystery
that he was even startled at the girl's
voice asking an eager question.
"Is he there? Did you find him?"
"No; he's gone as though he had
a pair of wings."
"But how could he get out?"
"That's what I say. Everything Is
solid ; no human could vanish through
these walls; there Isn't a window not
boarded up and only that one door.
We wasn't outside ten minutes, nor
ten feet away from the step. A rat
couldn't have passed without beln'
seen. Blamed If it don't make me
shiver, for, by thunder, however It
happened, he ain't here; he ain't do
where In this cabin. An'," he added,
peering at the floor, "there ain't no
trail o blood to show that he crawled
awny; Just that little pool what he
laid In."
"Could he have got through the roof,
or the floor?"
.Shelby lnuphed despondently.
-'Lord, I don't easily see how he
could ; it's fifteen feet to them rafters
an' no opening, while. Judging from
outside, the floor must rest plum on
the ground. Who shot him, anyhow?
Did you see?"
"Yes, I did," she explained excitedly.
"I was looking that way, toward where
the board was ripped off the window.
I Just had a glimpse of a face behind
the muzzle of the gun. It was a wom
an ; I am sure It was a woman, with
black eyes. Then the smoke obscured
everything and she was gone."
"She must have been Pancha," he
admitted, struggling with the idea.
"Why. of course, that's all plain
enough. She overheard r-hat he said
and fired In mad passion."
"What do you mean? What are yóu
talking about? This girl?"
"Sure; I told you about her; sh
helped me escape last night She was
crazily Jealous over Macklin. She Is
Mexican and is here with her brother;
a little outlaw, no doubt, knowing no
law but her own passion. She must
have been there when he boasted to
I.nud that he would leave her and mar
ry you. It drove her crazy and she
"I can understand that yes," Olga
hurst forth, "and later she was sorry.
I believe It was she who came back
and took the body away."
"I hardly see how that theory helps
much. How could she take him?"
"Perhaps she may know some se
cret passage. There might be one un
derneath. I do not know, yet In what
other way could the body have been
Shelby shook his head gloomily, his
eyes searching the floor for any evi
dence and finding none. To all ap
pearances It appeared smooth and
"I don't know," he said. "That idea
may be as good as any. You might
take this broken knife of mine an'
see if you can start anything. What
was goln on out there?"
"Nothing much that I could see.
There are men hiding behind the bank
of the creek.; I think they are Indians,
and there may be others off to the
right In the weeds."
"Just a guard left there to 6ee that
we don't get away. They'll wait until
dark and then try to burn us out
I reckon; the bucks don't like my
shooting. That was a rifle."
"Yes; the bullet struck the log."
He crossed over and looked out anx
iously. "I thought It might be a signal, but
I guess not Don't seem to be any
thing moving."
He straightened up again his eyes
surveying the room. "If we only had
two more in this outfit we might give
those devils a run for their money.
The trouble is we can defend only
two sides, an' they know It anyhow.
Laud does. I'm goln' to haul this
bench over on that side ; then you can
stand up there, and shoot through that
hole in the window while I pepper
them from here In front Well make
It hot while It lasts."
She watched him shift the bench.
and then stood upon It to look out
The sun had gone down, and the val
ley swam In a purple haze. If she
would utilize what little light still re
mained, she must search at once.
"Nothing out there?"
"I can see nothing moving. It li
growing dark. Let me take the knife.'
He gave it to her, and she got down
upon her knees on the floor, anxiously
testing the openings between the
blocks with the broken blade. Shelby
turned his head occasionally, barely
able to distinguish her movements, yet
felt little confidence In the success of
the effort Any attempt at escape
through the door would be suicidal ; In
all probability. In spite of the silence,
and seeming loneliness of the scene
without a dozen rifles were even then
trained on the entrance, ready to
shoot them down the instant either
appeared. And there was no other
way out unless it might be through
some secret passage existing under
ground. Macklin had certainly disap
peared somewhere; the vanishing of
his body was no miracle, and this
theory of how It might have been ac
complished alone appeared reasonable.
In spite of his doubts, the man held
to a measure of hope; nothing else
than this remained which he could
cling to; their only chance lay in
some such discovery. Yet the woman,
groping on her knees In the deepen
ing darkness gave no sign of encour
agement Shelby could bear the strain
no longer In silence.
"There is nothing to be found T he
asked anxiously, "no appearance of a
She lifted her head, with face
turned toward him.
"Nothing that I seem able to move,
she answered. "I have found a block
which does not appear to fit as tightly
as the others; I can get the knife
blade between, and It doesn't 6eem
to touch any earth below, yet the
slab Is Immovable."
"Let me try my strength."
He started back to Join her, but at
that Instant there came a sudden
burst of rifle fire without bullets
thudding Into the cabin walls, the
sound punctuated by savage yells.
Shelby whirled about Instantly, and
dropped to his knees with eyes peer
ing out through the opening between
the logs. Olga also deserted her
search, and climbed to her post of de
fense on the bench. The bullets did
no damage, generally finding billet in
the solid logs, although a few crashed
through the planking of the door. To
Shelby the meaning was sutEcIently
"Was She Dead, or Alive?"
plain ; the real danger lay, as he ex
pected, at the rear; all this noise was
being carried on merely to attract
their attention. He called across, un
able to see his companion, but well
aware where she was.
"Don't waste any shot until you see
something within range. Those fel
lows out there are Just plugging away
blindly. They'll never rush this side.
Keep your eyes wide open, though.
I'm going back, and try to knock off a
board from that rear window. If I
can get a few shots out there we'll
block their little game. You hear?'
"Yes; I think' one or two are crawl
ing closer through those weeds."
"Likely enough, young bucks who
can't hold back ; keep your eye on
them, an let them have It as soon as
you are sure. Call out If you need
He groped his way as far as the In
ner door, helped by the almost contin
uous flash of the rifles outside; he bad
even crossed the threshold, his heart
choking him as he perceived a glare of
red flame, already visible here and
there through narrow chinks between
the logs. Perhaps he was already too
late those devils had fired the cabin,
the licking flames even then beginning
to eat Into the dry bark. He had no
time In which to act, or even think
Before he might venture another step
forward, Olga fired twice rapidly, the
flare of her revolver lighting up the
entire Interior. What followed he
scarcely knew ; there was a sharp cry,
the crash of the overturned bench,
and the sound of a body falling heavi
ly on the floor. A revolver went spin
ning noisily across the room, and then
all was still, and black once more.
Shelby could see nothing; only the
blurred memory of that single Instant
bad seared Itself on his brain. She
had been shot his wife; this girl he
had learned to lovel Some stray shot
from an Indian rifle, fired blindly in
the dark, had found fatal passage
through that broken shutter, and
struck her down. His first helpless
daze changed Into a rage of revenge,
mingled with a wild yearning that he
might yet find her alive.
"Olga I" he cried out "Olgai"
There was no answer, no movement
All was black, soundless; even the
rifle fire without had ceased.
He dropped to his knees, and crept
forward, feeling ulong the floor with
outstretched hnnds, dreading each In
stant to touch her body. Suddenly bis
searching fingers encountered an open
ing In the puncheon floor.
Shelby dared not move, except to
feel downward into this mysterious
opening. Yet he realized instantly
what must have occurred the miracle
which had so swiftly disclosed this se
cret passage. The girt In falling, had
dislodged the very block In the floor
she had been endeavoring so vainly to
discover. It had suddenly swung
downward to the heavy blow of her
body, and she had fallen with It into
the unknown darkness below. But
was she dead, or alive? Had the fall
stunned her? He drew himself to the
very edge listening. What was down
there? Macklin perhaps; the two
bodies might be lying there together
in a common grave. But wait some
thing moved surely!
"Olga ! speak to me I"
He couldn't restrain the agony with
which he uttered the words. Fright
ened as she was, dazed by the fall.
scarcely conscious even yet or able to
actually comprehend what had oc
curred, his cry penetrated her mind,
brought her back to life.
"Yes, I I am here, Tom," she man
aged to say weakly.
"And you are not hurt?" his voice
thrilling now with a sudden return to
"Oh, I I don't know. I cannot
even tell what has happened. I
stepped back quickly, the bench over
turned and I fell. It is all earth
around me where ara I?"
"In the passage beneath the cabin,"
he explained quickly. "It has been a
miracle; your fall opened the. trap,
Perhaps we may escape from these
devils yet Make room for me to come
down; the cabin is already on fire. Is
the hole deep?"
"Not very, I think, and there Is
He lowered himself, but It was not
necessary to drop; his feet struck the
earth floor, and, as he turned his
hands came in contact with the slab
still dangling. Just as It had fallen.
Obeying the first Impulse, aware of a
sudden outburst of red flames some
where above him, he forced the block
upward, back into Its place. Jamming
it there with all his strength, until a
sharp click convinced him the punch
eon again was securely held. They
were alone. Isolated, in the black
depths, underneath the burning cabin.
burled deep in the protecting earth.
He reached blindly out through the
darkness until he touched her, his fin
gers closing convulsively on a fold of
her dress. In the sudden reaction he
felt as weak as a child, unable even
to control his speech.
"It was God who helptd us," he said
humbly, "no one else could. You are
sure, Olga, you are unhurt?"
"I must be bruised, I suppose; It
was an ugly fall, and and I really
think I lost consciousness at first
Then I seemed to hear you call me a
long ways off. Is the cabin afire?"
"Yes; those devils started it at the
rear, xou can near uie wooa cracKie
even down here, and we must get far
ther back out of the way. When the
roof falls this part of the floor may
cave In also."
In spite of the Increasing volume of
flames above, scarcely a glimmer of
red light succeeded in penetrating to
where they were hidden. A very
slight glow found entrance through a
narrow crack above them, yet Shelby
was compelled to learn their Immedi
ate surroundings more by sense of
touch than sight
They were In a mere hole scooped
out from the soft earth, hardly wider
than the trap door which led to It the
other puncheons of the cabin floor
resting solidly upon the ground. Shel
by leading the way, feeling his pas
sage along Inch by inch, was suddenly
hnlted by an earth barrier which
seemingly blocked all further progress.
He could feel that it did not wholly
reach the top, leaving a space there
through which It might be possible to
crawl. Yet what would there be be
yond? Why should they venture fur
ther at present? Laud was outside
with his Indians, the whole scene lit
up with the glare of flames. They
dare not venture to expose them
selves. Here they were beyond reach,
protected from both flames and sav
ages. Unless some among those as
sailants knew the existence of this
tunnel, or accidentally stumDIed upon
Its outer entrance, they could scarcely
be exposed. Even If one or two found
their way In, this barrier of earth
would block them, and. If necessary.
form the best possible defense. Con
fident that they had perished, and that
their charred bodies were lying In the
midst of the still smoking embers of
the cabin, there would be no guard
watching for an attempt at escape. He
reached out and grasped her band,
drawing her down beside him.
"What is It?" she asked in a whis
"A fall of earth nearly blocking the
passage," he explained. T have no
idea where the tunnel leads to, and,
If I did, we would never dare creep
out Into the open at present"
"You you think we had better re
main here?" doubtfully.
"Until the fire dies down; perhaps
even longer. Let them believe we died
in the cabin ; then there may be some
chance for us to get away."
"But they will search the ruins?"
"Not for some time; those logs will
be glowing embers for hours. That
sounded like the roof falling In then
It was see! It has crushed Its way
down through the floor. There Is a
caldron of fire In that hole we Just
left but It can't reach ua here only
the smoke."
"Will It not show them where we
have gone?"
"I hope not; probably the smoking,
blazing timbers will choke up the
opening, leaving it so filled with part
ly burned wood as to conceal it entire
ly. Anyhow, this Is our one chance.
We would be shot down mercilessly
The glare from the burning rubbish
revealed their faces, and the smoke
began to swirl past them In clouds,
yet did not choke the tunnel, showing
there must be an opening somewhere
beyond to the outside. Shelby fast
ened bis neckerchief over the girl's
nose and mouth, and protected her, as
well as himself, by means of his coat
Scarcely conscious of the action they
sat thus, their hands clasped, gazing
at the leaping figures of flame, and
listening to the variety of noises
reaching their ears. The position.
while one of brooding horror, did not
apparently Involve Immediate peril.
The flames could not reach them, and
It was already evident that those
dense volumes of smoke, while dis
agreeable and suffocating, could still
be endured. But being cooped up
there, in that hole underground, un
able to venture forth, choked by the
fumes, their faces smarting from the
heat the earth walls holding them In
prison, death waiting for them which
ever way they turned, brought a
strain to Olga she could no longer
combat Impulsively she clutched the
man beside her, her head touching his
shoulder, her slender form trembling
to a sudden outburst
"Don't lose your nerve," he whis
pered, startled by her action, "nothing
can hurt us here."
"Oh, I know; it Is not that," the
words almost a 6ob. "I do not think I
am really frightened; only I I want
to feel you near me."
"Mel" he questioned surprised;
'why, I haven't been much good so
"Oh, but you have; you have been
splendid. No woman could ever ask
more. I want you to know how grate
ful I am."
"Well, I don't Just like that" he
protested. "There ain't no cause for
you to be grateful, so far as I can see.
A man who wouldn't stick with bis
wife wouldn't be much."
"Are you here Just because of that?'
"Well, maybe not altogether. Of
course, I'd be here anyhow. I wouldn't
go back on no woman who belonged
to me. But you ain't Just that exact'
ly. Tve somehow got to thlnkln' a lot
about you lately."
"Sure; there's a heap o' things hap
pened since we was lined up against
the wall of that shack down at Ponea.
I've found Out more what you are
than I knew then ; an. I reckon, you
got a better line on me."
"I I chose yon even then."
He laughed awkwardly.
"Out o' that bunch I I don't take
that as no great compliment Say,
that was the ornarlest lot o cattle I
ever rode herd over."
"Oh, I don't know," her mood chang
ing Into new Interest "There were
some among them not so bad. Any
how. I chose you."
"Maybe you're sorry since?"
"I am not," firmly. "I never have been.
See here, Tom Shelby, I pretty near
knew what sort of man you was when I
selected you; your face told me that
You thought I Just took yon so
as to get away. Well, maybe I did
In n sense, for I would have done al
most anything to escape from that
life. But I never would have gone
with you. if I hadnt honestly liked
you Just the same. You 6aid In the
cabin there that you didn't marry me
because you knew I had money that
you had no such knowledge. Was
that true?"
"Then why did you marry me?"
His face, burning from the heat of
the nearby flames, grew redder. If pos
sible, with embarrassment Her eyes
were gazing straight at him, insistent
of an answer.
'Well. I ain't exactly sure that I
know," he admitted reluctantly. "May
be I sorter sympathized with you
Copyright, A. O. MeCIntf and Co.
bit an' then I got almighty mad at
the way them fellows acted. I I
kinder got to wantln' you myself."
"I knew you did."
"You knew? But how? I never
said anything like that"
"No ; yet I felt the change. I would
never have said 'yes' otherwise. I
am willing to tell you now. Perhaps
we shall never get out of this place
alive, and I want to be honest with
you for once. Whatever happens, I
would rather you knew."
"But you cannot mean "
"It Is exactly what I mean, Tom. I
love you ! Do you care?"
"Care 1 Why, Olga, girt I have done
nothing but care. I hardly knew what
it all meant at first the way I thought
"I Love You!" He Whispered Pas
of you. Love came to me like a
strange thing. I have led a man's life,
and I have known few good women.
Even now I cannot wholly realize
what has come to me."
He gathered her suddenly inte his
arms, the neckerchief slipping down
about her throat
"I love you I" he whispered passion
ately, "love you, wife of mine."
Arabic Affair Used by Scholars Is in 20
Volumes and Weighs About
100 Pounds.
The ponderous dictionaries of Eu
rope, even the famous many-volumed
etymological index of Larousse, which
is the monumental work of all modern
tongues, are more than surpassed,
says the New York Sun, by the Arabic
dictionaries of 500 years ago, which
are still the great authority for stu
dents in that language.
The Arabic dictionary most used by
scholars who are familiar with no
other language Is In 20 quarto vol
umes and weighs close to 100 pounds.
There is a 50-pound ten-volume abridg
ment of it presumably for use at
home. This and virtually all the Ara
bic dictionaries were made In the
time of the Harun-al-Rashid.
The Islamic empire Is credited by
Moslems with two great eras. The
first was that of conquest when the
only history was written with the
sword. Then came centuries of Mo
hammedan domination, when the Mos
lems peacefully held the empires they
had conquered In Asia and In the Ibe
rian peninsula. During these art and
literature flourished and the Arabic
dictionary was born. In Arabia the
flower of this period was in the golden
time of Caliph Harun-al-Eashld.
Each of the words that have been
familiar In the daily life of the no
mad Arabs for centuries has an enor
mous number of synonyms. The Hon,
for example, was feared by villagers
and hunted not only for sport but
as a matter of necessity. Therefore
In the Arabic dictionary the Hon has
more than a hundred different names.
The camel was the sole means of
transportation across the thirsty des
erts and is characterized In 122 dif
ferent ways.
But above all, the horse and the
sword were the two great stand-bys
of the Arab. There are more than 200
words that convey Ideas of "horse"
and "sword." All other familiar
words, such as tent flock, herds, wa
ter, woman, sun and air, have long
lists of synonyms that are Interchange
able and In constant use. This affords
some slight explanation why Arabic
dictionaries are of so large size.
Arabic, so the Arabs say, was the
language of the Babylonians, and It
Is also contended by them that it was
the tongue which Abraham spoke.
In Modern Times.
Servant girl (at house phone) "No,
Mr. Blalthers ain't In an' he an the
missus can't come over to your house
next Sunday, because I'm going out
J. Fuller Gloom "I make a practice
of doubting everything an Hon. says,
except when he Is denouncing another
Hon." Kansas City Star.
If a lawyer's success depended en
tirely upon his gift of gab there would
be more woman lawyers.
A man may have his price, but he
Is slow about shewing his cost mark.
1 corrtiCHT rr vtvrttN Krwarei umon
"I heard," said Mr. Bobolink, "that
the Phoebe Birds had told their story
of how they like to get acquainted
with people, and have people become
acquainted with them, and so they
siug their name or say their name
over and over again. But we would
like to tell people that we do the
saine way. Wouldn't we like to do
that. Mrs. Bobolink?"
"Indeed we would," said Mrs. Bob
olink. "For If anyone does not know
our story It Is time that they should
that Is, of course. If they like to hear
the stories the birds have to tell.
"I most certainly hope they do, for
the birds love to tell their stories and
have people care for them. Birds
care for people, and so it is natural
that they like to have people care for
"The only people birds don't care
for are for those who would hurt
them or take the eggs. It would be
too cruel for anyone to ever take our
lovely eggs. What beautiful whltlsh-
brownlsh eggs these five eggs were!
And what nice little Bobolinks they
"Why, It would be as cruel to do
that as it would be to put a sharp
sword through Mother Bobolink's
"It would be cruel if people took
little babies out of their sleeping bas
kets or cots and took them off Just
to see what color eyes they had and
how big' they were, and a few little
facts like that
"It would be so cruel a thing to do.
And people can enjoy birds so much
more by hearing them sing and by
"You Are Watching."
watching them perched on trees and
grasses and fences, or by watching
them fly through the air, chowlng
their pretty feathers.
"People wouldn't like it If bobo
links or other birds ran off with their
little ones, and so It Isn't fair to do
such things to bobolinks or other
birds. It isn't fair at all. It Is very,
very cruel. And Just because people
are bigger than we are it Is even more
"Of course, It would be Impossible
for bobolinks and other bird families
to hurt people. But isn't it even worse
of people to hurt us because they
are strong enough to do so? I think
anyone who steals birds' eggs Is a
bully, that's all, doing something
mean to a little creature more help
less than he or she is.
"Rut let us not talk of such a sad
subject, though It was I who started
the talk on it. Let us talk of what
you started to speak of how the
Phoebe Birds told their story of how
they liked to get acquainted with
"Yes," Mr. Bobolink said, "the
Phoebe birds told how they said
'Phoe-be, Phoe-be' over and over again
so people would know who they were.
"And I'd like to have people know
that we say 'Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk'
over and over again to let them know
who we are.
"We add a few trills to our song
which the Phoebe birds don't bother
about but Just the same we sing our
name over and over again, very clear
ly and distinctly."
"You always guard me so welt'
said Mrs. Bobolink. "You do not let
any harm come to me. And if I am
busy looking for food, though you may
be singing for all you are worth, you
are watching out too, to see that we
are safe and that no one will harm
us, and you warn me In plenty of
"Ah, Mr. Bobolink, It Is not every
creature who goes marketing and who
does her household tasks who can
have beautiful music to listen to as
she works. But you sing for me,
with your lovely voice, and again and
again you tell me your name is Bob-o-llnk!
To be sure I know It Is. But
to me the name Is so sweet that I
cannot hear It too often. No, Mr.
Bobolink, I cannot hear the name of
Bobolink too often."
'That is good," said Mr. Bobolink.
And putting his head on one side he
sang over and over and over again,
'Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk!"
New Relativity Theory.
James had frequently heard his
uncle discussing the relativity theory.
When his uncle married and Intro
duced his bride to James as his new
aunt he asked the boy laughingly
whether he wasn't proud to have such
a pretty girl for a relative. James
looked up solemnly and said.
"Oh, I know! She's the new rela
tivity theory you wero talking about I"
Jack's Outfit.
There was to be a children's mas
querade party and Tommy and the
neighbor's little girl were to go as Jack
and JUL Tommy's mother had re
marked, that his costume for the part
of Jack should not cost more than $5,
when little sister piped up, "Five dol
lars? I should think that's too much.
All he needs Is a hill and a pall of
water." Boston Transcript.
We'll Say So.
"When do the leaves begin to turnT
"The night before exams."
Used in church, band. orchestra,
solo write for new book.
I Orlela of the Saxa phone" ' Pre
, T)priv.r r-oio.
I "Erie Cord" & "Olympian Fabric"
QUALITY AND SEEVICS. Write for prke list
IIF.ItT A. IIOSFOItn. lSa Anna "t.
i tU AT WHOLESALE. An? salesman feu 1 per
I cent wore for bis gooda wben roa are not fusilier
wlta prieta. Send for our weekly price list. ASS. ee"
rocerlee and auppllea. Stockerewers Wholesale Sea
I Co., 1523 19th SL. P. a. Bex 1442. Oener.
Write tie far Complete lufaraulloa.
Bay r Mall. 122S SROAOWAT
Garment Cleaned or dyed any color.
Dut-of-town work given prompt atten
tion. Gruña Building, 17th at Losase St-
arnera la U. B. at Dearer price. TJmatlsfaetorr verk
retorneo our eipeaae. EASTERN SHOE REPAIR FAC
IfOTlAVC "D FlalSHIRf, Tea
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S26 Sixteenth Street. Denver. Colorado.
Pre-war Prieea Cetfe
Bend f 1.00 for S-pound eaapk. poet
CO., Slat and Market ata. Dearer. Cala.
Mall Orden Giren Fraiapt Alleaüea. 10 Last (MUM,
SWITCHES to match your hair correct
ly In any shade or length. Charlea Hair
& Beauty Shop, 10 16th St-Pen ver. Colo.
Park Floral Co.. 1642 Broadway.
mail. Milllcent Hart Co- 721 14th Bt,
monds, watches, silverware. Out town
orders careful attention Eat. 1873.
"Washington. The racial composi
tion of the population of the United
States In 1020, as announced by the
census bureau, shows 94,822,431 white
persons, 10,463,013 negroes, 242,959 In
dians, 111,025 Japanese, 61.6S6 Chinese
and 9,485 others. The Japanese race
exceeded the rate of growth In the last
ten years of all other classes.
Unofficial estimates of the increase
In Japanese In the United States, par
ticularly on the Pacific coast, were
borne out In the official tabulation
which revealed a rate of expansion of
53.9 per cent California absorbed 30,
596 of the growth of 38,868 Japanese.
On Jan. 1, 1920, there were 71,952 Jap
anese in California. The remainder of
the Increase was distributed largely In
Washington state, where there are 17,
388; Oregon, 4,151, and Utah, Colora
do and New York with between 2,000
and 3,000 each.
Indian Group Dwindles.
The white population showed only
a 16 per cent expansion and the negro
6.5 per cent Both the Indian and Chi
nese groups dwindled 8.5 per cent and
13.8 per cent, respectively. The growth
In the white population was consider
ably less than the rate for the previous
decade, which was 22.3 per cent This
decline, the statement said, was due
principally to the reduction In Immi
gration during the war.
The rate of increase In the negro
population was the lowest on record.
The Negro Migration.
Evidence of the migration of the
negro to the North and West was
found in figures showing nearly three
fourths of the Increase In the negro
population, or 472,418 of the 625,250
gain in these seetions. A growth of
only 162,832, or about one-fourth, was
reported for the South, despite the
fact that 85 per cent of the total ne
gro race still Is there.
Decrease In the Indian race In the
last ten years probably was due La
part it was said, to the enumeration, '
as Indians In 1910 and as whites In
1920, of persons having only slight
traces of Indian blood.
The greatest numerical Increase In
the white population was shown In
the district embracing Ohio, Indiana.
Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin,
where the increase was 3,011,363.
U. 8. Agent Pleads Guilty.
Missoula. Mont. J. A. Urbanonlcz.
fiscal a cent for district No. 1 of thai
federal forest service, which includes
Montana and northern Idaho, offered
a plea of guilty to a charge of embez
zlement when arraigned before a
United States commissioner here. His
bond was fixed at $50,000.
Assassins Attack General Gouraud.
Damascus, Syria. An attempt was
made recently to assassinate General
Gouraud, commander-in-chief of the
French army in the East as he was
traveling In an automobile from Da
mascus to the Sea of Galilee In north
ern Palestine. The assault was com
mitted by bandits.
Sovletism Nipped by Denby.
"Washington. Secretary Denby has
taken action, on recommendation of
Admiral Wilson, commander In chief
of the Atlantic fleet, to nip in the bud
tendencies toward sovletism in the
navy. Capt C D. Stearns of the bat
tleship Michigan, has been relieved for
having permitted his crew to discuss
with him disciplinary matters vested
only In the ship's commiuidlng officer.
Captain Stearns had issued an order
establishing a "ship morale commit
tee." Predicts Gas at 60 Cents.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Prediction that
rasollne would reach a peak price of
55 to 00 cents a gallon In the United
States was made by Prof. E. IX Leslie
of the chemistry department Univer
sity of Michigan, in an address before
a session of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers here. Automobile
manufacturers, he added, would keep
pace by developing motors that would
five from thirty-five to forty miles on.
rallón of fuel.

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