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IA SI STORY m a fool a . m f n7P: FOR liV v jl, I I M. J A "V- By FBANCIS (tcpyriidii, W05. 35 I I - I LYNDE Arcouldn't stay to breaiua twice gentine. And this town's got it police!" the comment wi:h scorn. it also has a county court which is probably waiting for us," said Winton; whereupon they went in to appease the offended majesty of the law. As Winton had predicted, his an- swer to tue court summons was a formality. On parting with his s' at the Argentine station form first care had been to wire news of the arrest to the Utah Hence Winton found headquarters. the company's attorney waiting for him in Judge Whitcomb's courtroom, and his release on an appearance bond was only a matter of moments. The legal affair dismissed, there en- sued a weary interval of There was no train back to Argentine until nearly five o'clock in the after-- i noon, and the hours dragged heavily for the two, who had nothing to do but wait. Biggin endured his part of it manfully till the midday dinner had been discussed; then he drifted off with one of Winton's cigars between his teeth, saying that he should "take poison" and shoot up the town If he could not find some more peaceful means of keeping his blood in circuia-- : tion. It was a little after three o'clock, and Winton was sitting at the writing table in the lobby of the hotel data elaborating his hasty note-boo- k of the morning's inspection, when a The boy came in with a telegram. young engineer was not so deeply engrossed in his work as to be deaf to the colloquy. "Mr. John Winton? Yes, he is here somewhere,'' said cue clerk in answer to the boy's question; and after a identifying glance, "There he is over at the writing table." Winton turned in his chair and saw the boy coming towards him; also ne saw the ruffian pointed out by Biggin from the courthouse steps and labeled "Sheeny Mike" lounging up to the clerk's desk for a whispered word with the bediamonded gentleman behind it. by J. p. Lipploootto'u.) CHAPTER V. Continued. Here the matter rested; and, having done what she conceived to be her charitable duty, Virginia was as anxious to get away as heart the heart of a slightly bored Reverend Billy, for instance could wish. So they bade Adams good-band picked their way down the frozen embankment and across the ice bridge; down and across and back to the Rosemary, where they found a perturbed chaperon in a flutter of solicitude arising upon their mysterious disappearance and long absence. y CHAPTKR VI. While the technologtan was dispene china sing commissary tea in cups to his two guests in the 'dinkey" field office, his chief, taking the Rosemary's night run in reverse in the company of Town Marshal Biggin, was turning the Rajah's coup into a small Utah profit. Having come upon the ground late the night before, and from the opposite direction, he had seen nothing of the extension grade west of Argentine. Hence the enforced journey to Carbonate only anticipated an inspection trip which he had intended to make as soon as he had seated Adams firmly in the track-layin- g saddle. Not to miss his opportunity, at the first curve beyond Argentine he passed his cigar case to Biggin and asked permission to ride on the rear platform of the day coach ior inspection purposes. "Say, pardner, what do you take me fer, anyhow?" was the reproachful reiron-ston- plat-Adam- time-killin- " joinder. "For a gentleman in disguise," said Winton, promptly. "Sim'larly, I do you; savvy'.' You tell me you ain't goin' to stampede, and you ride anywhere you blame please. See? This here C. & G. R. outfit ain't got no surcingle on me." Winton smiled. "I haven't any notion of stampeding. As it happens, I'm only a day ahead of time. I should have made of my own accord this run to have a look at the extension grade. You will find me on the rear platform when you want me. ' "Good enough," was the reply; and Winton went to his post of observation. Greatly to his satisfaction, he found that the trip over the C. & G. R. answered every purpose of a preliminary inspection of the Utah grade beyond Argentine. For 17 of the 20 miles the two lines were scarcely more than a stone's throw apart, and when Biggin joined him at the junction above Carwell filled bonate he haa his note-boo- k "with the necessary data. "Make it, all right?" inquired the "Vou ain t fe.Jt no time to tool witu Carbonate justice shop." CZAR But Winton was not to be brought to his senses so easily. "Run away from that swine? No iff I know it. Let him take it int. court if he wants to. I'll be there too." The beaten one was up now and apparently looking for an officer. "I'm lakiu ye all to witness,' he rasped. "1 was on'y askin' him to Sutmergance of the Classes cash up what he lose to me las' night, by The Masses is to be land he jumps me. But I'll stick him if there's any law in this camp." Provided Against. Now all this time Winton had been erum-! holding the unopened telegram pled in his fist, but when Biggin pushed aim out of the circle and tnrust Imperial Ukase a Virtual Coup d'Etat, him up to the clerk's desk, he be-- , and Overrides Fundamental Laws thought him to read the message. It Solemnly Proclaimed by His was Virginia's warning, signed by Majesty at Convention closAdams, and a single glance at the of the Duma. him cool to was sentence enough ing suddenly. "Pay the bill, Biggin, and join me in the billiard room, quick!" he whisSt. Petersburg. Emperor Nicholas pered, pressing money into the town affixed his signature Saturday mornmarshal's hand and losing himself in ing to an imperial ukaso abolishing the crowd. And when Biggin had the present duma and ordering that a for "Now instructions: obeyed his the of members to its sucelections back way out of this if there Is one. We'll have to take to the hills tiU cessor, which is to meet Nov. 14, be held under the new election law, train time." "Didn't take you more'n a week to which provides against the "submergchange your mind about pullin' it off ence of the educated classes by the with that scrapper in the uneducated masses." courts, did it?" This act constitutes a virtual coup "tfo," said Winton. " 'Taint none o' my business, but d'etat, and overrides the fundamental I'd like to know what stampeded you." laws solemnly proclaimed by his "A telegram" shortly. "It was a majesty on the eve of the convocation put-u- p job to have me locked up on a of the first duma, which declare that, criminal charge, and so hold me out the electoral law can never bo another day." changed without the consent of parBiggin grinned. "The old b'iler-- - liament Itself. buster again. Say, he's a holy terror, This breach of the constitution is ain't he?" by the great law of necessity, justified "He doesn't mean to let me build the advisers of the emperor holding it my railroad if he can help it." The found his sack of impossible, under present conditions, chip tobacco and dexterously rolled a to secure a parliament capable of cocigarette in a bit of brown wrappiig operating harmoniously the with paper. crown and rescue Russia from an "if that's the game, Mr. Sheeny archy and revolution. The dissolution of the Russian duma followed the refusal of that " body to permit the arrest of a number 2 ; oi its members on the change of conspiring against the state. It has been freely predicted ever since the lower house first met, March 5, that its dissolution was only a question of time, and the many official denials nevej carried conviction. DISSOLVES a RUSSIAN IS' he?" "The young lady MEXICO "LET'S HIKE tail-twist- sure-enoug- b'iler-buster- e 's ABOLISHING WAR. What its way. followed was cataclysmal in The lounger took three stag- - lurches towards Winton, brushed the messenger boy aside, and burst out in a storm of maudlin invective. "Sign yerself 'Winton' now, do ye, ' turkey-trodde- n ye low-do"One minute," said Winton, curtly, taking the telegram from the boy and signing for it. Til give ye more'n ye can carry away in less'n half that time see?" was the minatory retort; and the threat was made good by an awkward buffet which would have knocked the engineer out of his chair if he had remained in it. Now Winton's eyes were gray and steadfast, but his hair was of that shade of brown which takes the tint of dull copper in certain lights, and he had a temper which went with the red in his hair rather than with the gray in his eyes. Wherefore his attempt to placate his assailant was something less than diplomatic. he scoundrel!" "Tfou drunken snapped, "if you don't go about your business and let me alone, I'll turn you over to the police with a broken bone or two!'' The bully's answer was a blow delivered straight from the shoulder n too straight to harmonize with the of drunkenness. Winton saw the sober purpose in It and went battle-mad- , as a hasty man will. Being a skillful boxer which his antagonist was not he did what he had to do neatly and with commendable dispatch. Down, up; down, up; down a third time, and then the bystanders interfered. "Hold on!" gering "Hutu mi "Don't you see he's drunk?" "Enough 'I as good as a fawt let him g." Winton's blood was up, but he desisted, breathing threatenings Where-,i- t Biggin shouldered his way into the circle. "Pay your bill and let's hike out o' ibis, pronto. ' he said in a low ton- - DEEPLY INVOLVED. Said to Have 4,000 Troops on Border. Panama. It is currently reported all through Central America that the Mexican legation retired from Guatemala when it was convinced of the direct participation of high government officials in Guatemala In President Barilla's assassination. Shortly after the arrival of M. Gam-boa- , the Mexican minister, at San Salvador, President Cabrera sent his confidential agent to endeavor to make a secret offensive and defensive treaty with Salvador, but Gamboa'a influence was decisive in making the mission unsuccessful. It Is also reported that Guatemala has 4,000 soldiers well drilled and equipped on the Mexican frontier, and more than 1,000 prisoners in the penitentiary suffering untold agonies on account of the recent bomb attempt. Guatemala OUT O' THIS, PRONTO ." t; OF Russian Delegate to Peace Conference Sounds Note of Warning. interThe Hague. The second national peace conference opened Saturday afternoon, June 10. The session lasted scarcely twenty minutes, and was devoid of any incident outside of the prearranged programme, k consisted simply of a short speech of welcome by Dr. van Tets van foreign Goudrian, the Netherlands minister; the adoption of a resolution to send greetings to Emperor Nicholas and Queen Wilhelmina, and the eagerly awaited speech of M. Nolidoff, head of the Russian delegation, who was unanimously chosen president ol the conference. The keynote sounded by M. Nolidoff on behalf of Russia was a crushing blow to the pacificists. There was no mincing of word's and ultimate disarmament and the inauguration of universal peace was relegated to the limbo of dreams. M. Nolidoff described this as "a star floating far above this mundane sphere, to be always striven for, but never attained." er red-ho- HOPE NO "Yes, thanks. Have another cigar?" do. Say, that old "Don't care if fire-eatback yonder in the private car has got a mighty pretty gal, ain't is his niece," said Winton, wishing that Mr. Biggin would find other food for comment. "I don't care: she's pretty as a Jersey "It's a fine day," observed Winton; and then, to background Miss Carteret effectually as a topic, "How do the people of Argentine feel about the opposition to our line?" you can put your "They're money on that. The C. & G. R.'s a h where there ain't no competition. Your road'll get every pound of ore in the camp if it ever gets through." suppose you stand with your townsmen on that, don't you?" he ventured. "Now you're shouting; that's me." "Then if that is the case, we won't take this little holiday ?f ours an harder than we can help. When the court business is settled it won't take very long you are to consider yourself my guest. We stop at the Buckingham." "Oh, we do, do we? Say, pardner, that's white mighty white. If I'd 'a' been an inch or so more'n half awake this morning when that old hired IBM routed me out, I'd 'a' told him to go to blazes with his warrant. Next time I will." "There Winton shook his head. Isn't going to be any 'next time,' Peter, my son," he prophesied. "When Mr. Darrah gets fairly down to business he'll throw bigger chunks than the Argentine town marshal! at us." By this time the train was slowing Into Carbonate, and a few minutes after the stop at the crowded platform they were making their way up the single bustling stret of the town to the courthouse. s and "Ever see up many in all yonr bunco people hunched round-ups?- " said Biggin as they elbowed through the uneasy, shifting groups In front of the hotel. "Not often." Winton admitted. "But It's the luck of the Mg camps; they are the dumping grounds of the world while the high pressure Is on." rider turned on the The courthouse steps to look the sidewa.u loungers over with narrowing eyes. "There's Sheeny Mike and Big Otto and half a do.en others right then la front o' the Buckingham that IN SMALL ThinGS Congressman Evidently Was to His Wife. No NEWS Hero There Is a certain congressman who, whatever authority he iny hoi In the councils of state, is of eotn pa. rati very minor importance In his own household. Indeed, it has been nn kindly intimated that his wife Is "the whole thing" in their establishment. Mrs. Blank and Representative had baen to Baltimore one afternoon. When they left the train at Washing ton, on their return. Mrs. Blank dis1 covered that her umbrella, which had been intrusted to the care of her hus band, was missing. "Where's my umbrella?" she demanded. "I'm afraid I've forgotten it. my dear," meekly answered the congressman. "It must still be in the train." "In the train!" snorted the lady "And to think that the affairs of the nation are intrusted to a man whe doesn't know enough to take care of a woman's umbrella!" Success Mag line. PURIFIED LIFE INSURANCE. Benefits from New Law, Which mains Substantially Unchanged. Re- tin-ho- bailiff. friendly HA FAILED Mike, or his backers, will be most likely to play it to a finish, don't you guess?" "How?" ' "By havin' a layin' for you at the train." "I hadn't thought of that." "Well, I can think you out of It, I reckon. The branch train is a and it'll stop most anywhere if you throw up your hand at it We can take out through the woods and across tue hills, and mog up the track a piece. How'll that do?" "It will do' for me, but there Is no need of you tramping when you can just as well ride." But now that side of Mr. Peter Biggin which endears him and his kind to every man who has ever shared hlh. lonely roundups, or broken bread with him In his comfortless shack, camt uppermost. "What do you take me fer?" was the way It vocalized itself; but there was more than a formal oath of loyal allegiance In the curt question. "For a man and a brother," said Winton, heartily; and they set out together to waylay the outgoing train at some point beyond the danger llml'. It was accomplished without further mishap, and the short winter day was darkening to twilight when the train came In sight and the engineer slowed to their signal. They climbed aboard, and when they had found a seat In the smoker the engineer of construction spoke to the as to a friend. "I hope Adams has knocked out a good day's work for us," he said. "Your pardner with the store hat and the stlnkln' elgaroots? he's all right," said Biggin; and It so chanced that at. the precise moment of the saying tit subject of It was standing with the foreman of track layers at a gap In the new line Just beyond snd above the Rosemary's siding at his day's work ended, and his men loaded on the flats for the run down to camp over the lately laid rails of the la'eral loop. -- e, Well-Drille- Federation Will Leave I. W. W. Denver. As an outcome of the split between the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World, a new international Industrial organization may be launched In the near future. Acting President C. E. Mahoney of the Western Federation of Miners, which Is now holding Its fifteenth annual convention In this city, has already Indorsed the policy of refusing to pay any more per capita tax to the Industrial Work-In ers' order and is Inclined to join the movement for a new industrial order. OLD GANG TO BE OUSTED. Officials to Take Hold of Municipal Affairs In San Francisco. San Francisco. As foreshadowed b; District Attorney Langdon In his opposition of the admittance of Mayor Scbmltz to ball, it Is the purpose of the bribery graft prosecution lo set about the removal or Rchmlt and the appointment of a new mayor to serve until January of 19os. wh;n the candidates of he November New i Through the Influence of Gov. Hughes, the New York Legislature decided to make no radical changes In the new insurance law. It was pointed out by Gov. Hughes that the New York law has already accomplished widespread reforms, with proportionate benefits to policyholders, and that it should be given a thorough trial be fore any amendments were seriously considered. It is estimated that the cost of the mismanagement of the past did not average more than 20 cents to each policyholder, while the benefits to present and future policyholders will amount to many times more and be cumulative besides. The speed craze of the big companies and the excessive cost of securing new business was the most extravagant evil of the old managements. Under the new regime the cost of new business has already been greatly reduced, along with other economies. The showing made by the Pquitable Life Assurance Society in its report for 1900 was a strong argument against meddling with the new law. In the Equitable alone there was a saving of over $2,000,000 in expenses, besides an increase in the income from the Society's assets amounting to as much more. The ratios of the Equitable's total expenses to Its total in in 1904, 17.38 income was 19.42 in 1906. The 1905, and only 14.48 dividends paid to Equitable policyholders in 1906 amounted to $7,289,734, which was an increase of more than 9 over 1905. While the Equitable made a better showing than any other big company, all reported radical economies and under such conditions the Legislature wisely decided to leave the law substantially as it stands. Forgetting Something. When the train that conveyed Pres ident Roosevelt through Virginia on his last trip south stopped at Char lottesville, a negro approached th president's car and passed aboard a big basketful of fine fruit, to which was attached the card of a prominent grower. In course of time the orchardist re ceived a letter of acknowledgment from the White House expressing the president's appreciation of the gift, and complimenting the donor upon his. fruit. The recipient of the letter was of course, greatly pleased, and, feel ing sure that his head gardener would be much Interested in the letter, he read it to him. The darky who served In the capacity mentioned listened gravely, but bis only comment was: "He doan' say nothln' 'bout sendin' back de basket, do he?" Success Magazine. Text Somewhat Apropos. The Rev. J. B. Hammill, the eloquent preacher of the Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal church, Brooklyn, was preaching at Sayville, L. I., from the text "Look well to your foundations." After repeating the text he leaned heavily on the pulpit desk, which gave way and plunged over the altar rail, nearly hitting the laymen in the front seat and scattering the Bible and the preacher's notes among the holders of the pews. The aged preacher barely escaped a tumble over th altar with the heavy desk. WENT TO TEA And It Wound Her Bobbin. Tea drinking frequently affects ple as badly as coffee. bury, Md., says that peoA lady In Salisshe was com- pelled to abandon the use of coffee a many years ago, because It threatened to ruin her health and that she went over to tea drinking, but finally, she had dyspepsia so bad that she had lost twenty-fivpounds and no food seemed to agree with her. She further Bays: "As this time I was Injured to take up the famous food drink, Postum, and was so much pleaed with the results that I have never been without It since. I commenced to Improve at once, regained my twenty-fivpounds of flesh and went some beyond my usual weight. "I know Postum fo be good, pure, and healthful, and there never was an article, and never will be, I believe, that does so surely take the place of coffee, ns Postum Food Coffee. The beauty of it all Is that It Is satisfying and wonderfully nourishing. I feel as If I could not sing Its praises too loud." Read "The Road to Wellvllle," in pkjfa "There's a Reason." good SUMMARY It Is rumored that a serious uprisis impending in Pinar del Rio province, Cuba. Mayor Griffiths of Springfield, 111., to was drowned while endeavoring ford a stream of water on horseback southeast of that city. Lieutenant Hart was killed and three sailors injured by an explosion of gasoline on board a submarine boat at Portsmouth, England. shoe a August Meyer, dealer of Brooklyn, wis so severely beaten by highwaymen that he died several hours later in a hospital. Col. Guessekoftsky, assistant harbor commandant at Senas topol, was killed by a revolver shot, in the vicinity of the docks. The assassin was arrested. Former President Cleveland will deliver the principal address at Wilmington, Del., next Saturday at the unveiling of a memorial statute to Thomas F. Bayard. A triple drowning occurred Sunday In the Rio Grande at the Indian Pueblo Isleta, twelve miles south of Albuquerque, N. M., as the result of the capsizing of a ferry boat. Carrie Nation, after haranguing a crowd in front of a downtown saloon in Washington, was arrested on the She charge of disorderly conduct. was released on $20 collateral. Observations of Atlantic steamers arriving recently at New York are very interesting as showing that the waters of the ocean off other eastern coasts are now abnormally cold. The government reports show that in the last three months of 1906, the most recent statistics available, more than 20,000 persons were killed or injured on railroads,, or about 700 a day. Twenty-eigh- t passengers, including twelve women and children, were drowned by the sinking of the French schooner La Jalouse from Cayenne for St. Lucias. The schooner Bank off Barbadoes. Frank T. Edeson. a lodging housa keeper of Los Angeles, shot his wife through the head and instantly killed her and then blew his head off. The couple had frequently quarreled over financial matters. Francis Murphy, the veteran temperance apostle, Is seriously 111 at his home in Ios Angeles, with a complication of ailments, and his physicians are in doubt about the probable outcome of his case. A dispatch from Lisbon says thaty,, an explosion of dynamite at Covihilo, a manufacturing town, killed thirty persons. It is believed the explosion was caused by dismissed workmen, who Bought vengeance. steamer The overdue Norwegian Preston, Captain Olseu, from New Orleans, is ashore at San Andreas, says a Colon dispatch. The steamer Ellis has gone to the scene to take off the passengers and mail. of George Curry, late governor Hollo, sailed from Manila on the 17th on the transport Logan to assume the duties of governor of New Mexico, to which position he was recently ap pointed by President Roosevelt. once prlval e Don C. Henderson, secretary of Horace Greeley and many years publisher of the Allege"1 (Michigan) Journal, has been take to the insane asylum at Kalamazoo by direction of the probate court. The grave of Michel Pacha, tn Turkish admiral who died at Touion last January, has been desecrated by The thieves, who stole the body. thieves, it is believed, expected to find in the tomb jewels of great value. Albert Niesinger, a plumber, of St. Louis, has been arrested on the charge of having thrown vitrol Into the face of Mrs. Lena Wunach, who had refused to marry him. Both her eyea were burned out and her face ing well-to-d- fr disfigured. The' government officially declares tobacco is not a luxury, but a necessity, in a decision by the comptroller of the treasury. The question arose through a number of Panama canal lalwrers held in quarantine demand, ing tobacco. Andrew Carnegie and Mrs. Carnegie will be the guests of Ambassador and Mrs. Charlemagne Tower during the Kiel yachting week. It has already been arranged that Mr. Tower shall present Mr. Carnegie to Emperor William. The first, tornado ever known In south western Iowa devastated a path 100 feet wide and two miles long through a farming section vdx miles north of Ottumwa. No houses were In the storm's path, but orchards were torn up and livestock killed. Charles Shafer of Synimes Creek, Ohio, shot his wife nnd her mother, He then took Mrs. George Thacker. son upon a hill. shot, his him dead and attempted to burn the Then he suicided. Domestic body. trouble Is given as the cause. United States The suit of th roads, coal the carrying against which are charged with carrying on a monopoly in the production, transwas portation and sale of hard coal, States circuit filed In the I nited court In Philadelphia last week. .