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A FARMERS Tho congress was called to order by the president. Hon. J. II. Richards, of COMBINE Boise, Ida., delegates being present OF from almost every state in the Union. Addresses were made on behalf of the state by Governor Charles N. Her-rid- , Producers of the Country to Protect and on behalf of the city of Their Interests by by Mayor McDonald. Backed by $100,000,000 Capital. President Richards responded In the name of the American Mining conCooperation, backed by $100,000,000 gress, and other responses wero made capital, is the plan proposed by a by a number of delegates. Joint meeting of. farmers and their TO AVENGE MURDER. representatives by which the producers of tho country are to protect their Servian Officers Plan to Punish interests. An association having this of King and Queen. as its basic principle is in process of A number of officers of the Nlsh organization in Chicago. and other garrisons in Servia have Farmers and representatives from been arrested in connection with the producers' associations in nine states issuance of the proclamation demandare in conference. Three societies are l of the to be amalgamated, the foundation for ing the trial by a monster exchange by which tho pro- conspirators who were concerned In ducers of the country expect to con- the assassination of King Alexander, trol the markets, build elevators, es- Queen Draga and their minister, and tablish packing houses, organize threatening to resign their commisschools maintain and banks, improve sions if the demand was refused. Later it was announced that w the highways. These associations are the Producers and Consumers' Union group of officers of the Nlsh garrison of Tennessee and of New York,xwith doclded to kill all tho conspirators So- concerned in the palace assassina 400,000 members; the American officers of othei and that tions, of many of North with America, Equity ciety 60,000 members, and the Farmers' Na- garrisons joined them. It was intendtional Exchange com-yan- ed to act at an early date, but the news leaked out and all the conspirawith a membership of 20,000. tors were arrested during the night WILL EXECUTE HIMSELF. Forty-seveofficers have been arrest Novel Plan for Ending Existence of od at Nlsh alone. Wyoming Murderer. WAR IS INEVITABLE. On the 25th Inst James Kecfer, who murdered John Warren, an aged man, Balkan Situation Serious and Outnear Lander, Wyoming; will be exebreak of Hostilities Liable at any cuted. The execution will differ from Moment. most affairs of this character, in that The Balkan situation shows no sign Keefer will hang himself. The exe- of improvement. Indeed, war between cution will take place in the jail yard Turkey and Bulgaria is inevitable, but at Lander, and work on the stockade tho Turkish ambassador in London asto enclose it, as also the scaffold, has serts that hostilities can only result already begun. from an overt act on the part of BulKeefer had made application through garia. The Sofia government, on the his attorneys for a new trial, but the other hand, preserves strict neutralsupreme court overruled the motion ity, as advised by Russia and Austria. and sentenced him to be hanged on Turkey is largely increasing the numthe 25th. When the death warrant ber of her troops In Macedonia, in was read to him Keefer smiled and spite of her depleted treasury, and Is aid he was not afraid to die. determined to suppress the revolution Keefer, as stated, will execute him- before the powers can intervene. self. Plans are being made for the Roasted to Death. gallows, which will be so constructed tbat Keefer, when ho steps on the According to advices from Sofia, the trap, will draw a plug from a pall Macorlonlan interior organization esfilled with water. When the water timates that 130000 women, children runs low a counter balance will throw and old men are hiding in the mounthe catch which holds the trap and tains and forests of Macedonia. The tho doomed mrn w!21 thus usher him- Turks are burning the forests In the self Into eternity. districts cf Loron and Kosbro and killAMERICAN MINING CONGRESS. ing fugitives who attempt to escape to the plains. The Vlarh village of Eight Hundred Delegates Present at three hours distant from Monas-tlr- , Opening Session. has been burned by the Turks, The Amorican Mining congress bv who are reported to have thrown sevKan its sixth annual sessinn at Dead-woo- eral of the Inhabitants into the fire. 3. D., on Tuesday, interest cen- The Bashl Bazouks have destroyed tering in a talk by Secretary of tho the village of Stoilovo, near Malketer-novo- . Treasury Shaw. A BARTERED LIFE. TO CONTROL THE MARKETS THE UNITED STATES. Dead-woo- d s court-martia- 1 y, n ts Go-pes- h, d, CRITICISM BY AN OLD TIMER. I jfjMgjBY MAROON HAhLAmWMM ytiTm INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION to seek the more degrading position of fCojSTiNCKO.1 She toad kept her heart alive upon a saleswoman in a store. Her future nothing else for eight years dreams has been a source of much and anxious of home, and love, and appreciation; of thought with me. This marriage liberty to speak out what she had would, I hoped, quiet my apprehennever lisped since her mother dlejl, and sions by settling her handsomely in of being once again, joyously and with- life. If she refuses Withers I shall be CTTAPTTCU IT out reserve, herself. There are no both angry and mean-spirite- sep-ulch- er for one's better and real self. A lifetime! and I can have but one! But one! If this step should be ruin and misery, there can be no redemption this side of the grave. Ills grave, perhaps Just as probably mine!" this very hour, she must resist the glittering temptation to foreswear her womanhood, or murder, with her own hand, the dear visions that had come to be more to her than reallty.The winter twilight had fallen early. It was the season best loved by her dream visitors. She had not lied in declaring to her inquisitor that she had never been in love, but she confessed that she had equivocated as the of her figure shadowy ideal lover stood beside her in the friendly gloom. Mrs. Romaine would have questioned her sanity had she guessed how the girl had sobbed her griefs Into quiet upon his bosom, how talked lowly but audibly to him of her love and the comfort his presence brought She had never looked into his face, but she should know him in an Instant should they two ever meet In the flesh, as they did now daily in spirit. Somewhere In the dim and blessed future he was waiting for her, and she had borrowed patience from the hope. She was to be his wife the mother of children as unlike the prodigies of repression that lined two sides of her brother's table as cherubs to puppets. She welcomed them to her arms In these twlHght trances. They lolled upon her knees, slept In her embrace, strained eager arms about her neck, dappled her cheek with their kisses. Unsubstantial possessions these, but cherLshed as types of good things to come. Other women had such riches women with faces ksa fair and affections Icfs ardent than hers. If the Grtat Father was good and merciful, and the Rewarder of tbem who put their trust In H!m, a true and loving parent, who rejoiced In the happiness of Ilia creatures all these mast be hers at laet. If she resigned them now it was a final separation. "And I can have but one lifetime," she moaned again. Thwarted and fruit-Ice- s thus far, but still all she had. The one Idea recurreJ to her with the persistency of a presentiment. The life which God had given, the heart He bad endowed! "If some one, stronger and wiser than I, would only take the responsibility of decision from my eoul, would hedge mo iu on the rignt and left, I would go forward. As it is, I dare notl I dare not!" She sobbol and wrung her hands In the agonies of irresolution. "You told Constance about the telegram 7" It was her brother speaking in the library below. The sound arose plainly through the open register. "I did. But I regret to say that she Is sot yet In the frame of mind we could wish her to carry to the Interview with Mr. Withers," raid Mrs. Romaine. She always expressed herself with delibe. erate precision even in conjugal evening the police learned that a man tamed Miller living In the southwest-cpart of the city had Paid that he would shot the president while the parade was being renewed. They could find no trace of tho man until 4 o'clock Monday after-tionwhon he was placed under arrest. He denies that he made threats seainit the president's life, and claims a woman from hom the police learned of it Is lying. m Attempt to Hold Up Great Northern Train at Great Falls. A Great Falls dippalch to the Butt Inter Mountain says: What Is believed to have been an attempt to hold up express No. 151 on the Great Northern almost wlihfn the city limits of Great Falls, was foiled Thursday nlsht by the engineer, who ran his train by the spot where ft was to have boon halted so fast that the rob!x?r8 could not get at him. Just east of the city the engineer aw figures by the tralnslde in the Some one shouted somedarkness. thing, but be paid no attention. There was a shot and tho ball assvl within a foot of bis bead and smashed a glnfl In the cab. Detectives wre hurried to the scene, but fco one was found there. letter-carrier- s n, MURDERED BY TRAMPS. Montana Ranchmen Play Weary Willis With Disastrous Results. a. Three tramps, armed with Invaded a Northern Faclfie freight train near Drummond, Mont, and held up two ranch hands who were stealing a ride. The hands, who were unarmed, showed fiebt, whereupon the tramps fret n killed one and seriously wounded the other. At Threatened to Kill President Drummond thy Jumped from the train John Miller, a German, was arrested and ftd. Th bodis of thrfr victims were discovered tho crw. The Monday aferm n at his home In Syra- wounded man is? ly nnconoriou and with hav cuse.. N. Y., and is charged there are ro marks to identify the Ing threatened to shoot the president men. The Pheriff has been unable to daring bis stay In that city. Sunday locate the highwaymen. rer-l-er- "No?" Constance heard the rustle of the evening paper as Charles laid It down, and the creak of his chair as he cowfronted bU wife. "What is the mat- ter V "Some overstrained Ideas of the beauty and propriety of reciprocal devotion, I believe. She looks for a hero in a husband, and Mr. Withers has nothing heroic in bis appearance or composi- tion." "He Is worth more than half a million, all accumulated by his own talents and Industry," returned Mr. "Constance cannot be such an egregious simpleton as not to perceive the manifest advantages of this connection to her. I have never compulsed of the burden of her maintenance, but I have often wondered ber own sense of Justice and expediency did not ores her to put forth some effort at There is but one way in which she can do this. She Is not sufficiently thorough in any branch of literature, or any accomplishment, to become a successful teacher. In the event of my death or failure In business she would be driven to the humiliating resource taking in sewing for a livelihood, or Ro-maln- self-sup-por- L e. for toil and privation, such as must be n hers were her benefactor to die Nor had she the moral nervo to defy public opinion, to debar herself from accustomed associations and pleasures by entering the ranks of paid laborers. Hesitation was at an end. The wish that had been almost a prayer In solemn sincerity was answered fearfully soon, and she would offer no appeal. Her destiny was taken out of her hands. There was no more responsibility, no more strug gling. Hedges to the right and to the left bristled with thorns, sharp and thick as porcupine quills. But one path lay open to her feet a short and straight course that conducted her to Elnathan Withers' arms. plain-spoke- To-nig- ht, tete-a-tet- 6HOT AT ENGINEER. She is disappointed. harder specters to lay than these same old enough to leave off school-gir- l sendreams. Memories, however dear and timentality." sacred, are more easily forgotten or The listener put out her foot and shut dismissed, or smothered by the growth the register noiselessly. She had had a of later one3. If she bade them fare- surfeit of disagreeable truth for that well now, It was for a lifetime. "A time. lifetime!" she repeated, shivering with Yet It was truth, every word of It. a sick chill, and crouching lower over She was a d to hanger-o- n the register. "Maybe ten, maybe her brother. She was incapable of twenty who knows but forty years? It earning a livelihood by other means la a tedious slumber of one's heart, and than those be had named. Her mode of a loveless marriage is a loathsome life from her infancy had unfitted her 1 CHAPTER III. ALF past five! 1 wrote to Harriet to Ill ySSfl!'at8lX- J i i ! i j - We shall be Mr. Withers, as he took his seat In the carriage that waa to convey him with his bride from the to their depot home. Constance was Jaded bv her fort night's travel, and dispirited almost beyond her power of concealment, but she had learned already that her lord disliked to have whatever observation be waa pleased to make eo unannwerofl. "She is your housekeeper, I suppose?" . . ... i i . iue repnea, languidly. "No 'hat is she dce3 not occupy the position of a salaried inferior in my establishment. I must surely have spoken to you of my cousin, Harriet Field." "Not that I recollect I am sure that I never heard the name until now." "Her mother," continued Mr. Withers, In a pompous narrative tone, "was my father's eister. Left a widow ten years prior to her decease, ehe accepted my invitation to take charge of my hotKM. She brought with her only child, the Harriet of whom I speak, and the two remained with me until our family group was broken In upon by death. Harriet would then have sought a situation as governess but for my objections. She Is a woman of thirty-fivor thereabouts, and I prevailed over her scruples touching the propriety of her continued residence under my roof, by representing that her mature age, even more thin our relationship, placed her beyond the reach of scandal. For eighteen months she has superintended my domestic affairs to my entire satisfaction. That I have not alluded directly to her before during our acquaintanceship Is only to be accounted for by the circumstance that we have had so many other and more engrossing topics of conversation." He raised her gloved hand to his lips In stiff gallantry, and Constance smiled constrainedly In reply. His endearments, albeit he was less profuse of tham than a younger and more ardent bridegroom woull have been, were yet frequent enough to keep bis wife In unfailing remembrance of his claims and her duties. He was, apparently, content with her passive submission to these, seemed to see In her forced complaisance evidence of her pleasure In their reception. He was too sedate, as well as too gentlemanly, to be openly conceited, but bis appreciation of his own Importance In society and In business circles was too profound to admit a doubt of the supreme bliss of the woman he bad selected tov share his elevated position. Without being puppylsh, he was pragmatical; without being he was tenacious In the extreme of his dignity and the respect be considered due to this. Had ber mood been lighter Constance would have been tempted to smile at the allusion to his cousin's age, bis own exceeding It by three as she had accidentally learned yirs, through the Indiscretion of a common acquaintance. He was sensitive upon this point she haj likewise been Informed. She had yet to discover upon bow many olLera. . e, Most young wives would not Sxny relished the idea of finding thU Inval liable relative installed as prime man ager in her new abode. It mattered lit tie to her, Constance Bald, still languid ly, who ruled and who obeyed. She had given up so much within three months past that resignation had become a habit; sacrifice was no loniter an effort. Having nothing t& hope for, she could sustain no further loss. How long this nightmare of apathy would continue was a question mat aid not present itself In her gray musings. "aiui, uutfl uuuqueruu feature, ana held Inclination under the heel of Resolve, until life seemed extinct, she anticipated no resurrection. She did not know that no single battle, however long and bloody, constitutes a campaign; that length of days and many sorrows are needed to rob youth of elasticity; that the guest who lingers longest in the human heart, clinging to the shattered shelter from which all other joys have flown, is Hope. It is doubtful if she thought with any dls- OL flnntnaca hmv.ivoo afv Linoa nAHJ iuu, outj woo Ccr tainly less actively miserable than in that which immediately preceded her engagement. That was amputation; this, reactionary weariness. How she would fare by and by, when the wound had become a scar, she thought of least of alL It was a handsome carriage in which she rode at the master's right hand. A pair of fine horses pranced before it, and a liveried coachman sat on the box. She had sometimes envied other women the possession of like state. She ought to derive delight from these outward symbols of her elevation In the world. It was an imposing mansion, too, before whloh the equipage presently paused, and a tall footman opened the front door and ran briskly down to the sidewalk to assist the travelers in alighting. None of her associates, married or single, lived in equal style, she reflected with a stli of exultation, as she stepped out, between her husband and his lackey. Mr. Withers' address dampened the rising glow. "This is our home, my dear. You will find no cause of discontent with it, I hope," he said, in benign patronage, handing her up the noble flight of stone steps. "Thank you." she replied, coldly. "It is a part of the price for which I sold myself," she was meditating. "I must not quarrel with my bargain." Miss Field met them In the hall a wasp-lik- e figure, surmounted by a small head. Her neck was bare and crane-likher face very oval, her. skin opaque and chalky; her hair black and shining, the front In Jong ringlets; her eyes jet beads, that rolled and twinkled Incessantly. "My dear cousin!" she cried, effusively embracing her patron's hand and winking back an officious tear. "It Is like to have you homo again. How are you?" "Well-tha- nk you. Harriet; or, I should say, in tolerable health." returned Mr. Withers, magnificently condescending. "Allow me to Introduce my wife. Mrs. Withers!" Miss Field swept a flourishing courtesy. Constance, as the truer lady of the two. offered her hand. It waa grasped very slightly, and Instantly relinquished. "Charmed to have the honor, I am eure!" murmured Miss Field. "I trut I see Mrs. Withers quite well? But you. cousin did I understand you to Intimate that you were Indisposed.?" with strained solicitude. "A trifling attack of Indigestion, not worth mentioning to any ears except-In- g yours, my good nurse." Miss Field smiled Indulgence in this concession to her anxiety, and Constance, who now heard of the "indisposition" for the first time, looked from one to the other la surprised siV 1 e; lence. "Perhaps Mrs. Withers would like to go directly to her apartments?" pur- sued Harriet, primly, with another courtesy. "By all means." Mr. Withers replied for her. "As It Is. I fear your dinner will have to wait for her. If, as I presume Is the case, you are punctual as Is your custom." "Could I fall In promptitude upon this day of all others?" queried Harriet, sentimentally arch, and preceded the bride upstairs. tro ns cxriosD. tW A ft or. "Do you really think lie knows very much?" "My dear, sir; be knows as much as the average politician thinks h knows." "As much as he thinks be knows before or after the aomination, Husband (to wife In full trenlag dress) "My stairs! Is that all you are going to wearT' Wtfe (calmly) "All. except the flow. Which of these clusters woull you f elect?" Husband (resignedly) "The big, r. esL"