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Calvary duwa It jilnr.'V . ,., '.,,- ' ti bs.i alifbiad wbitat saying t&U. aud Iht rout uf tti conversation carriad on In whispers. There wa torn ooa 111 la (ha bouaa, and our arrival wai III timod, thai was quite- clear. Whoever lha woman that bad coma to tha door, aha did not advance to apak to ma, but retreated aa toon aa tha coater aatlnn waa over. "Pardon, madam," h aald, approach ing na, "hut my sister la too murh ocon pled with a alrk peraon to do hcraelf tha hminr of attemllnc upon you." II did not conduct aa through tha open door, but led ua round the angle of the nrosbjtory to a amall out-hotiaa opening on to the court, and with no other en trance. It wi'i a building lying between tha porch and belfry of the church and hit own dwelling place. But it looked comfortable and Inviting. A fire had been hastily kindled on an open hearth, and a heap of wood lay beaide It. Two bedi were in Ihl ro m; one wtih banglnga over the head and a larga tall crime at the foot board; the other low, narrow pal let, lying along the foot of It. A cruel flx hung upon tha wall, and tha wood work of the high window a Wo formed a A rro.. ii apcTuru a airsngs goal lo rvarii ifter our day'a wanderings. yMonsleur Lanrcntl put tha lamp down off. tha table, and draw tha loga of wood totpthrr on tha hearth, lie waa an old map, as I thea thought, over slity. He lled round apon us with a benerulrut lila. "Madame," ha aald, "our hospitality la rude and aimple, but you are very wel come guests. My sister ia desolated that bo must leave you to my carea. Hut If there be anything you bare need of, tell me, 1 pray you." "There la nothing, monsieur," I an swered; "you era too good to os too good." "No. no. madame," he en id. "be con tent. To-morrow I will send jro't to Ursa 111 under the charge of my good Jean. Bleep well, my children, and fear noth ing. The good God will protect you." Minima bad thrown hralf npon the 'low pallet bed. 1 took off her damp clothes, and laid ber down comfortably to rest. It was not long before I aUo was sleeping soundly. Once or twice a vague Impression forced itself upon me that Minima waa talking a great deal in her dreams. It waa tha clang of the bell for matins which fully roused ma at last, but It was a minute or two before 1 could make out where 1 waa. Then Minima began to talk. "How funny that la!" she aald, "there the boya run, and I can't catch one of them. Father, Temple Secundus Is pull ing faces at me, and all the boys are laughing. Weill It doesn't matter, docs it? Only we are so poor, Aunt Nelly and all. We're ao poor ao poor-no poor!" Her role fell Into a murmur too low for me to hear what she waa saying, though she went on talking rapidly, and laughing and sobbing at times. 1 called to her, but she did not answer. What could ail the child? I went to her, and took her hands in mine burning little bunds. I said, "Minima!" and she turned to me with a caressing gesture, raising ber hot fingers to stroke roy face. "V. limi Vll Knar mutt. u-M sri. in, m.i.t .v. - i""'. 'I you and I! I am so tired, and the prime never comes!" I There wna hardly room for me In the narrow bed, but I managed to lie down beside her, and took her Into my arms to soothe ber. She rested thera quietly enoiiKh; but her mind was wandering, and nil her whbtpered chatter waa about the boya, and the dominie, her father, nnd the happy days at home In the school in ICpplng Forest. Aa aoon aa It was light I dressed myself In haste, and opened my door to see it I could find any one to send to Monsieur Laurentie. The first person I aaw waa himself, coming In my direction. I had not fairly looked at him before, for I had seen him only by twilight and firelight. Ilia cas aock waa old and threadbare, and his hat brown, Ilia hair fell in rather long locks below his hat, nnd waa beautifully white. His face was healthy looking, like that of a man who lived much out of doors, and hl clear, quick eyes shone with a kindly light. I ran impulsively to meet him, with outstretched hands, which he took Into hia own with a pleasant am He. "Oh, come, monsieur," I cried; "make haste! She is ill, my poor Minima!" The amlle faded away from his face In an instant, and ho did not utter a word, lie followed mo quickly to the aide of the little bed, laid his hand softly on the child's forehead, and felt her pulse, lie lifted up her head gently,-nd opening ber mouth, looked at her tongue and throat. Ho shook his head as he tamed to me with a grave and perplexed expres sion, and he spoke with a low, solemn ac cent. "Madame," he aald, "it is the fever!". He left me, and I annk down on a chair, half stupefied by this new disaster. It would be necessary to stay where we were until Minima recovered; yet I had no means to pay these people for the trouble we should give them, nnd the ex pense we should be to them. I had not time to decide upon any course, however, before he returned and brought with him hia slater. Mademoiselle Theresa was a tall, plain, elderly woman, but with the anme pleas ant expression of open friendliness as that of her brother. She went through precisely the same examination of Min ima as he had done. "The feverl" she ejaculated, in much the same tone as his. They looked sig nificantly at each other, and then held a hurried consultation together outside the door, after which the cure returned alone. aiaaame, ne saia, uiis cana noi your own, as I supposed last night. My sister says you are too young to be her mother. Is she your sister?" Stretton "No, monsieur," I answered. "I called you mads ma brcatise yon were traveling alone," ha continued, smit ing; "French demolsullet never travel alone. Yon are mademoiselle, no doubt?" "No, monsieur," I said frankly, "I am married," "Where, then, is your nusbsud V Its ia quired. "Ma Is in Iandon," I answered. "Mon sieur, It is difficult for mo to explain it; I cannot speak your language well enough. I think In EnglWh, and I can not Had the right French words, I am very unhappy, hut I am not wicked." "flood," he said, smiling again, "very good, my child; I believe you. You wilt learn my language quickly; thi n you shall tell me all, If you remain with u. liut you said the mlgnonne Is not your sis ter." "No. she Is not my relative at all," I replied; "w were both in a school at Nolreau, the school of Monsieur Kmlle I'errler. Perhaps you know it, mon sieur?" "Certainly, madame," be said. "He has failed, and run away," I con tinued; "all the pupils are dispersed. Minima and I were returning through Orsnvllle." "I understand, madame," he respond ed, "but it Is villainous, this affair! Listen, my child. I have much to aay to you. Do I apeak gently and alowly enough for you?" "Yes," I answered, "I understand you perfectly." "We bsve had the fever In Ville-en-bois for some weeks," he went on; "it is now bad, very bad. Yesterday 1 went to Nolrean to seek a doctor, but I could only hear of one, who Is In Paris at present, and cannot come Immediately. At pres ent we have msde my house into a hos pital for the sick. My people bring their sick to me, and we do our best, and put onr trust In (J oil. Hut this little house baa been kept free from all infection, and you would be safe here for one night, so I hoped. The mlgnonne must bare caught the fever some days ago. Now I must carry her into my tittle hoepitnl. Hut you, madame, what am I to do with you? Do you wish to go on to Gran ville, and leave the mlgnonne with me? We will tke care or her ss a little angel of (lod. Vbit shall I do with you, my child?" "Alonalanr," 1 exclaimed, eagerly, "take me into your hospital, too. I.et me take csre of Minima and your other aick peo ple. I am very strong, and In good health; I am never ill never, never. I will do all you say to me. I.et me stay, dear monsieur." "But your nusbsud, your friends " he said. "I have no friends," I interrupted, "and my husband does not love me. If I hsve the fever and die good! very good! I am not wicked; I am a Christian, 1 hope. Only let me stay with Minims, and do all I can in the hospital." "Be content, my child," he ssld, "you shall stay with us." I felt a sudden sense of contentment, for here was work for me to do, as well as a refuge. Neither should I be com pelled to leave-Minima. 1 wrapped her up warmly In the blankets, and Monsieur Laurentie lifted her carefully and ten derly from the low bed. He told me to accompany him, and we crossed the court and entered the bouse by the door I had seen the night before. A staircase lei up to a long, low room, which bad been turned into a hastily fitted-up fever ward for women and children. There were already nine beds in it, of different sires, brought with the patients who now occu pied them. .But one of theso was empty. In this home-like ward I took up my work as nurse. "Madame," sitld Monsieur Laurentie, one morning, the eighth that I had been in the fever-smitten village, "you did not take a promenade yesterday." "Not yesterday, monsieur." "Nor tha day before yesterday?" lie continued. -4 "No, monsieur," I answered; "I dare hot leave Minima. I tear she is going to die." Monsieur Laurentio raised me gently from my low chair, and seated himself upon it, with a smile as he looked up at me. "Madame," he said, "I promise not to quit the chamber till you return. My sis ter has a little commission for you to do. Confide the mlgnonne to me, and make your promenade in peace. It Is neces sary, madame; you must obey me." The commission for mademoiselle was to carry some food and medicine to a cottage lower down the valley; and Jean's eldest son, Pierre, was appointed to be my guide. Both the cure and his sister gave me a strict charge as to what we were to do; neither of us was upon any account to go near or enter the dwelling; but after the basket was depos ited upon a flat stone, which Pierre was to point out to me, he was to ring a small hand-bell which he carried with him for that purpose. Then we were to turn our backs and begin our retreat, before any person enma out of the in fected house. ; ; I set out with Tlerre, n solemn looking boy of about twelve years of age. We passed down the village street, with Its closely packed houses forming a very nest for fever, until we reuehed the fond by which I had first entered Ville-en-bois. Above the tops of the troos appeared a tall chimney, and a sudden turn in the by-road we had taken brought us full in sight ot a small cotton mill, built on the banks of the noisy stream. A more mournfully dilapidated place 1 had never seen. - .:.....-" -. ,, . ... ; In the yard adjoining this deserted fac tory stood a miserable cottage with a mildewed thatched roof. The place bore the ospect of a pest house. Pierre led me to a large flat stone, and I laid down my basket upon it. Then he rung his hand-bell noisily, nnd the next instant was scampering back along the road. But I could not run away. The deso late plague-stricken place had a dismal fascination for me. I woudered what manner of persons could dwell In It; and as I lingered I saw the low door opened, and a thin, spectral figure standing In tha gloom within, but delaying to cross tha moldering doors!!! as long as I remained la sight. In another minute Pierre bad rushed back for me, and dragged me awsy with al) bis boyish strength and energy. "Madame," be ssld, in angry remon strance, "you are disobeying Monsieur ia Uur." "But who lives therer I asked. "They are very wicked people," ha an swered emphatically "no one goes near them, except Myinleur i Cure. They became wicked before my time, and Monsieur le Cure bas forbiddrn as to speak of them with rancour, so wa do not apeak of them at all." Who were these pariahs, whose name even was banished from every tongue? - A few days after this, the whole com munity was thrown Into a tumult by the news that their cure was about to cu dcrtnko the perils of a vojsxe to Eug- liinti, so l would be absent a "hole fort night. He aald It was to obtain some Information as to the English system of draiuege In agricultural districts, which might make their own valley mora healthy and less liable to tever. But it struck me that be was about to make some Inquiries concerning my husbsnd, and perhsps about Minima, whose deso late position had touched him deeply. I ventured to tell blm what danger might arise to me if any clue to my hiding place fell Into Itlchard Foster'a hands. The afternoon of that day was nnqsn ally sultry and oppressive. The blue ot the sky was almost livid. I was weary with a long walk In the morning, and after our mid day meat I stole away from mademoiselle and Minima and be took myself to the cool shelter of tba church. I sat down upon a bench Just within the door. There was a faint stent yet of the incense which had been burned at the mass celebrated before the cure's departure. I leaned my bead against tha wall and closed my eyes, with a pleasant sense of sleep coming aoftly towards me, when suddenly a band was laid upon my arm, with a firm, silent grip. (To be continued.) Mas Turkish Customs. It la said by a correspondent of tba London Telegraph that the bablta of tha Turkish ladles In Constantinople are wonderfully fastidious. When they wash their hnnda at a tap from which water runs into a marble baaln, they let the water run till a aerrant ahuta It off, aa to do tbla themselves would make them unclean. Tbey cannot open or shut a door, aa the handle would be unclcau. One of these fastidious ladles was talking to a small niece the other day, who had Just received a present of a doll from Paris. By and by the child laid the -doll on the lady'a lap. She waa horrified, and ordered the child to take It away. Aa the little girl would not move It and no servant wus near, and the lady would be defiled by touching a doll that had been brought from abroad, the only thing she could think of waa to jump up and let the doll fall It broke In pieces. The same lady will not open a letter coming by poet, but a aervant opena and holds It near for her to read. If her handkerchief falls to the ground it la immediately destroyed or given away, so that she may not again use It Among the men this curious state of things does not exist. Tope on Woman's Clothes. The Pope has recently manifested a preference In regard to ladles' apparel over and above the atrlct regulation In rcgnrd to ladlea who are received by the holy father at the Vatican. A niece of the Pope was about to be married, nnd her distinguished relative took ao great an Interest in her trousseau as to stipulate thnt the youug lady should only have white, blue or black gowns, adding thnt these were the three col ors most becoming to young girls. "(Jrny and brown," remarked his Holiness, 'are only suitable for old woiucu, and I do not like any other col ors." Possibly tho Pope prescribed white because it is the symbol of purity, blue because It Is the color dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and black because It Is the time-honored hue of dress for out door wear for Spain and Italy. Lon don Pall Mall Gazette. Improved Methods In Surgery. It was In Boston that the first ad ministration of ether for anaesthetizing tho patient under the surgeon's knife, and a Boston physician, Dr. W. B. Hid den, has perfected an appliance with which the surgeon operating- secures the full effects of ether and chloroform without any waste, while the insensible subject breathes in the same amount ot pure air with each Inspiration as though not using the anaesthetic. The blood is thus kept oxidized, and the pa tient is left in the best possible condi tion for reaction and recovery. ' s The Speed of the Blood. It has been calculated that, assuming the human heart to beat sixty-nine times a minute at ordinary heart pres sure, the blood goea at the rate ot 207 yards in a minute, or seven miles a day, and 01,320 miles a year . If a man S4 years of age could have one Blngle corpuscle floatlug In his bjood all his life it would hnve traveled In that time over 5,150,000 miles. ' ' ' ' Equal to tho Occasion. Liveried Menlul "Me lud, the car riage waits without." , t v.llls Lordship Without what? "Without horses, me lud; 'tis an au-tomobllo."-Tlt-Bits. Historic British Iteglmenta. The names ot no fewer than 105 bat tles are emblazoned on the banners ot the various regiments which form tha British army. Pish of the Nile. The Nile Is noted for the variety of its fish. Au expedition sent by the British Museum brought home 2,300 specimens. EVENTS OF TILE DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTER8 OF THE WORLD. 4 ComprehciMlvt Review of th .Vnportont ttapfinlnfs of the Put Veer Prtnnttd la a Coaoensuf, form tfhkh Is Meat Likely to Provy of InUrut to Our Many Reader. ' Governor Taft u left Manila for home. The insurgent goncrr Bsmpsonias surrendered in Bohol. , t Another corps of burglar will be formed in South Africa. Four persons perished in the burn ing of a river steamer at Menphis. . There is little hope of an irrigation bill being passed by this session of congress. General Chaffee refused to interfere in the court martial of a Filipino murderer. Chile and Argentina have signed a protocol agreeing to arbitrate their differences. 11 a gas explosion at a Kokomo, Ind., glHss factory, one man ws killed and several injured. Secretary Long, ly direction of President Roosevelt discharged Ma clsy from the Brooklyn navy yard. A Toledo, 0., fire truck collided with a street car, resulting in the death of one fireman and the injury of several others. Toe Chinese court will engage an American adviser. Fire at Springfield, 0., destroyed a church building which cost jU,UuU, Ex-Governor Shaw, of Iowa, bas been offered the secretaryship of the treasury. Fire wrecked a five atory New York building, doing damage to the extent of 175,000. Bids of $77,500 have been made and refused for Beats on the New York Stock Exchange. Fire damaged the Champion coated paper works, at Hamilton, O., to the extent of nearly 11,000,000 Two masked men entered the office of the Abernathy furniture factory at Leavenworth, Kan., and got away with the tn-weekly payroll of f'JOO. Argentina and Chile have signed a protocol to submit their differences to arbitration of Great Britain, and that country has signified its willingness to serve. ' , The first torpedo boat built by Rus sia at the new Port Arthur navy yard is a success. The boat has developed a mean speed of 27 K knots on her trial trip. , " Robbers entered the Chicago House Wrecking Company's building, bound and gagged two watchmen and blew open the safe. They took 33 from the watchmen. The amount taken from the safe was not large. . The Consolidated Implement Com pany and the Co-Operttive Wagon and Machine Company, of Salt Lake. two of the largest establishments of their kind in the West, have been consolidated. The new concern will be known aa the Consolidated Wagon & Machine Company.' Its capital stock has been fixed at $1,500,000. ' Half a million Germans are unem ployed. ' " " ' . ' - Turks threaten to expel Americans from byna. The Schley court of inquiry has been dissolved. , . Argentine people are preparing for war who vuiie. , Forty-five lives were lost in a fire in a Mexican town. Germany threatens forcible meas ures against Venezuela. - The battleship Indiana has been ordered to La Guayra, Venezuela. Governor Crane, of Massachusetts, has been offered the treasury port folio. " . . : General Miles has been reprimand ed for meddling in the Schley contro versy., . - I- Fanama canal shareholders want to sell their . property to the United States at any pnoe. Secretary Long has approved the findings of the majority report of the Schley court of inquiry. Sampson's application for an in quiry into the question of ? who com manded the Santiago squadron bas been denied. . ax - Taft says conditions are good for peace in the Philippines. A Chinese cruiser called at Manila to honor General Chaffee. . Appraiser Wakeman, of New York, has been removed from office. Fire at Clarksville, Ark., destroyed property valued at $100,000. 1 The transport McClellan has sailed from Berumda for New York. Fire in Baltimore, Md., caused a loss of $210,000. fully covered by insurance. The new German inspection law will become effective as regards im ported meats, April 1, 1902. ; The cost of schools for Indian chil dren to the government was $2,489, 525 in 1900. The enrollment was 26,541. . Dr. Paache warns thoreichstag that the United States is Germany's most dangerous trade enemy and urges de fensive measures against the "Ameri can peril." , GREAT NAVAL SHOW- Germany Preparing to Blockade fenezuetaa ' Ports-Fleet of Warship Collect Washington, Dec. 3CThe gather ing of German warsh& in the vicin ity of Venezuela and the presence in the same locality t many American, British, French and other foreign warships is directing attention to the immene nava demontration Germany is about to make against Venezuela. Thus &r the German government has noi made public the exact details of fier proposed move, the official com munication to the United States being confined to an inquiry as to the atti tude of this government on the ques tion of a demonstration, in view of the purpose on the part of Germany not to acquire any permanent foot hold in Venezuela. The answer of this government was entirely satis factory to the German authorities, who since have proceeded with the execution of their plans for coercing Venezuela. . , , It is said that the first probable move by Germany will be the estab lishment of a blockade of Venezuelan porta so aa to prevent the importation of food products into Venezuela, and thus starve the besieged into submis sion. Venezuela, it is said, is entire ly dependent on the outside world for its supply of corn, which is a staple among the Venezuelans. The Ger mans are expected to occupy one or more of the mam ports of V enezuela, probably La Guayra and Maracaibo. Most positive assurances have been given to the United States govern ment that the occupation is to be temporary, and only for such length of time aswill permit the collection of the debt due to the Germans, thus disposing of the report that there is an ulterior purpose to establish a German coaling station on Vene zuelan soil. On the part'of Venezuela it is semi officially undertsood that President Castro has made kown that he is pre pared for any eventuality. There is complete silence, however, as to the defensive measures Venezuela is adopting, but there is no indication that she is laying Imines or preparing in any way to resist an occupation of La Guayra or Maracaibo, which are such open ports that they are prac tically defenseless against such power ful armament as the Germans can bring to bear. The reliance of Vene zuela appears to be on the practical difficulties Germany will encounter, WORST STORM IN YEARS. Gale at Vancouver a C Caused $100,000 Damage to Shlpps. Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 30. The worst storm for several years struck Vancouver at midnight last night and continued all day today. Great damage was done, especially to mall shipping, the total loss being esti mated at about $100,000. The steamer Aorangi, coming in from Australia, lay in English bay all night and got her anchor foul of the Canadian Pacific cable to Victoria, the end of which is now lost. The cable station was wrecked by the storm and logs piled against it. The bark Elizabeth Nicholsen dragged her anchor across the harbor and went broadside against the Hastings mill wharf. She broke the copper sheathing over her bows, but no holes were stove in her. The bow of the steamer Active was carried onto the wharf and the vessel considerably damaged. Fifteen amall steamers went adrift and were more or less damaged. Wreckage has been picked up in the gulf, including several cases of Alaska Packing Company's salmon, marked "Todd, Icy Pass." These are thought to be either from a south bound Alaska steamer or from the Mainlander. The latter has not arrived and there is no news here as to whether she left Seattle on time or not. ' . BLIZZARD CAME SUDDENLY. Helena, Mont, Struck by a Storm Almost Without Warning. Helena, Mont., Dec. 30. A storm struck . Helena this morning with a suddenness that was startling. An apparently calm, warm morning was transformed in almost a twinkling into what was a howling blizzard. A few minutes before the storm struck many noted a peculiar cloud effect in the valley, A huge cloud, shaped like a great mountain, leaden in color, reaching from the valley of Prickly Tear to the vaulted dome above, swept up the valley, resemb ling in many respects the cloud ; that usually means a tornado in other states. When the cloud reached Helena it proved to be the advance guard ; of a blizzard that struck the town with the fury of a genuine North Dakota creation. Tho snow descended rapidly while the wind raged. The storm lasted almost an hour, and since then there has been a high wind. The storm came from the northwest and was general over Western and Central Montana. Tornado at Naples. Rome, Dec. 30. -A tornado swept over Naples today, causing consider able damage. A woman was killed and 36 persons were injured. Many buildings in the surrounding country were demolished and a considerable amount of railroad property was de stroyed. The tornado and the subse quent floods caused the loss of several lives. A cemetery at Naples was washed away. GOV. ROGERS DEAD EXECUTIVE OF WASHINGTON PASSES AWAY. Sudden Turn for the Worse He (tad Been 111 Six Days With Lobar Pneumonia Hi Successor, Ucutenant-Covernor Mc Bride, Ij a Republican Governor Rog ers Was a Democrat. Olrmpia Dec. 27. Gov. John R. Rogers died last evening at 8 o'clock after an illness of six days. He began to sink ftnt-pasfti into a comatose state. Jle grew steadily weaker throughout the day. The col ia pre was a surprise to his physician and family, as be reetetd better Wednes day night than he had during his ill ness. Mrs. Rogers and the governor's two daughters, Mrs. Blackman and Miss Helen Rogers, were at his bed side all day. The governor's son Edwin Rogers, who is in London, was cabled, and F. J. Rogers, the Stanford li.lli, a : r s university professor and A. C. Rogers of Santa Barbara, were sent for. The first symptoms of Governor Rogers' illness developed Friday. Friday afternoon at his office he con tracted a chill. A fever resulted and by 10 o'clock Saturday morning the governor began to complain of pains in his chest. The fever increased slightly and the pains became quite severe. Sunday the first reports of his condition were given out. It was announced that he was suffering from lobar pneumonia, the middle lobe of the right lung being affected. He was attended by Dr. Ingham, of Olympia. The governor waa known to be a man of regular habits and strong" constitution and, although, in one of his advanced years, pneumonia is never to be lightly considered, it was thought he would pull through. The patient Buffered a great deal of pain Sunday, but by 8 o'clock in the evening he was resting much more easily and passed a good night. Monday his condition remained un changed. Monday night was again passed comfortably and Tuesday morning the governor rested easily BURNED AT A DOCK. River Stumer Destroyed by Fire at Mem phis Four Pusengtri Perished. Memphis, Tenn.,' Dec. 27. The steamer Sun, employed in the Mem phis and Fulton trade, burned to the water's edge at an early hour this morning and four lives were lost. The fire was discovered at 4 :10 A. M. as the steamer lay at ber wharf here, and spread with such rapidity that the craft was a mass of flames when the department responded to the alarm. When the Sun arrived in this port last night from Fulton, most of the passengers went ashore, but 10 or more saloon passengers de cided to spend the night on board. The loss to the steamer and cargo probably will reach $20,000, partially insured. The cost of a Cfthle across the, Pa cific from San Francisco to Hono lulu is estimated at about $3,000,000, if everything goes smoothly. Miners Must Leave Indian Lands. Guthrie, O. T., Dec. 27. United States Indian Agent Randlett, of the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, is send ing out notices to all persons who have staked out mining claims on Indian allotments that they must vacate at once or they will be ejected by soldiers from Fort Sill. The action is based ou the opinion of the attorney general, approved by Secre tary Hitchcock, prohibiting miners from filing on Indian allotments. A k . and was in a cheerful frame of mind. On the same day, the watchers by hia bedside announced his condition to be Satisfactory and the belief was ex pressed that he would recover. On Christmas he was reported to be still improving. State Labor Commis sioner William D. Blackman, his son-in-law, who was constantly at his bedside, made the announcement that if the disease did not spread, and that time had arrived when it should spread if at all, Dr. Ingham felt en tirely comfortable concerning his pa tient. It was yesterday that the first turn for the worse came. By afternoon, he was very weak and the end was expected at any moment. He was unconscious and therefore free from pain. ' :::?oWtf;r"' Ker. 'wilt rcBrrer;er-dwl t-. '-T f,,..f ....... i. . f ,:.! who was elected on the Reoublican ticket. Governor Rogers was a Demo crat. CAREER OF JOHN R. ROGERS. From aa Obscure Dru&gist He Rose to Be Governor of Washington. John R. Rogers was bom in Bruns wick, Me., September 4, 1834. He received a common school education. '- '1 f"X: ""V.-.'YU;.-.."- From 1852 to 1856 he was a drug clerk in Boston, and manager of a drug , store in Jackon, Miss., tor the next four years. From I860 to 18G6 he was a farmer and school teacher in Illinois. The next 10 years of his life were spent as a farmer and drug gist in the same state. - He went to Kansas in 1876, and engaged in farm ing. He became organizer of the Farmers' Alliance in 1878. Later he served as editor of the Kansas Com moner for several years at Wichita, and during that time held several minor offices. In 1890 he moved to the state of Washington and settled at Puyallup. where he engaged in the drug busi ness. He was elected a member of the Washington legislature in 1894 as a Populist. In the memorable three-cornered convention held at El lensburg in August, 1896, he was nominated for governor on the fusion ticket, after one of tbe greatest po litical struggles in the history of the state. Ho was elected by a large ma jority. In September, 1900, he was renominated by the Fusionists at Seattle, and re-elected by nearly 2,000 majority, New Burgher Corps Formed. Pretoria, Dec. 27. The formation of a new burgher corps, to be known 83 National Scouts, has aroused great interest among the surrendered burghers. In view of the numerous meetings and applications, General Lord Kitchener has authorized the creation of fresh wings to operate in the Southern and Eastern Transvaal, under prominent Boer leaders elected by the burghers themselves. It is stated that much of the recent suc cess of the British is due to the co operation of Cellier's and Cronje's commands, acting under General Bruce Hamilton. Injuries In Two Wrecks. Grand Saline, Tex. Dec. 27. In a freight wreck near Silver Lake today 15 cars were derailed and five persons more or less injured. The Texas & Pacific "Cannon Ball" engine, which bad been detached and sent with a wrecking crew, was derailed while coming from the freight wreck and four men were injured, none fataily. Fate of a Practical Joker. Duckhill, Miss., Dec. 27. Frank Royal, a young man, was shot and killed near this place last night by the daughter of his brother-in-law, J. S. Mills, whom he and his wife were visiting. Mills and Rojal left for town in the evening, and upon their return, for the sake of a joke, Royal failed to answer Mrs. Mills, whocalled to him as he started into the hallway. Beatrice Mills, a 14 year old girl, seized a shotgun and shot hini. '