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I STORV H j J lu A FOOL By FRANCIS LYNDE Author of "The Grafters." Etc. (Copyright. 1906, CHAPTER b J. P. ! j 1 Upplucou Co.) IX. Continued. But in the days that followed. days in which the sun rose and set in cloudless winter splendor and snows still held aloof. Adams prediction wrought itself out into sober (get After the single appeal to force. Mr. Darrah seemed to have given up the fight. None the less, the departure of the Rosemary was delayed, and its hospitable door was always open to the Utah chief of construction and his assistant. VVinton took his welcome broadly, as what lover would not; and within a week was spending most of his evenings in the Rosemary this at a time when every waking moment of the day and night was deeply mortgaged to the chance of success. For now that the Rajah had withdrawn his opposition, nature and the perversity of inanimate things had taken a hand, and for a fortnight the work of track-layinpaused fairly within sight of the station at Argentine. First it was a carload of steel accidentally derailed and dumped into Quartz creek at precisely the worst possible point in the lower canyon, a gorge jagged, where each separate piece of metal had to be hoisted out singly by a derrick erected for the purpose a process which effectually blocked the track for three entire days. Next it was another landslide (unhelped by dynamite, this) just above the station, a crawling cataract of loose, sliding shale which, painstakingly dug out and dammed with plank bulktsad during the day, would pour down and and the bury bulkhead, buttresses, very right of way in the night. In his right mind the mind of an ambitious young captain of industry who sees defeat with dishonor staring him in the face Winton would have fought all the more desperately for these hindrances. But, unfortunately, he was no longer an industry captain with an eye single to success. He was become that anomaly despised of the working world a man in love. "It's no use shutting our eyes to the fact. Jack." said Adams one evening when his chief was making ready for his regular descent upon the Rosemary. "We shall have to put night If shifts at work on that shale-slidwe hope ever to get past it with the rails." "Hang the shale!" was the impatient rejoinder. "I'm no galley slave." Adams' slow smile came and went in cynical ripplings. "It is pretty difficult to say precisely what you are just now. But I can prophesy what you are going to be if you don't wake up and come alive." Having no reply to this, Adams went back to the matter of night -- rock-ribbe- Tactically nutting at all. accom- nastily constructed spur track start plished on ua otneh side of ing from a switch on the Colorado anc yon. Wheu you marry, my deah. you Grand river aula line, and crossins snail nave a block of I'. Ic U. K. pre- die i'tah light of way at a broad an ferred stock lo keep you in gle. On this spur, at its point of in tersection with the new line, stood i I'.'" she queried. But. Turin Boa l:eavy steam up. am locomotive, manned in evry inch of its standing erville. I don't understand" room by armel guards. The Tlajah laughed. The situation explained itself, ever, "That was a very pretty blush, my The Rajah hai deah. Bless your innoctnl soul, if I to a Rover n Billy were young Misteh Winton. I'm not not been idle during the interval Of and social divagations sure but 1 should consideh the g:i:ne timer-givinHe had acquired th right of way well lost." across the Utah's line for his block She was gazing at him wide-eyeDAW. and the blush had left a pallor spur; had taken advantage oi behind it. (Vinton's laalertMM to construct the "You mean that I that I " track; and was now prepared to hold "I mean that you are a hclpeh worth the crossing with a live engine am; living. Miss Carteret. Anoihe1! time such a show of force as might be need Misteh Winton won't pay cou't to a fui '.a'ins young girl and try to b'lild Calvert turned back from the en a railroad at one and the aHM motrance of the valley, and was minded in a spirit of fairness, to pass tht ment. I fancy. Hah!" The startled eyes veiled themselves ward concerning the new obstructor swiftlv. and Virginia's voice sank to on to the man who was most vitally its softest cadence concerned. But alas! even a Rev "Have I becn an accomplice in this erend Billy may not always rise su this despicable thing. Uncle Somer-- ' perior to lii liamperings as a man ano ville?" a lover. Here was defeat possible-na- y, Mr. Darrah began a little to see his say rather defeat probable, for a mistake. rival, with the probability increasing Calvert "Ah an accomplice? Oh, no, my with each hour of delay. deah Virginia, not quite that. The fought it out by length and by breadth ord smacks too much of the po lice a dozen times before he ame in sight eou'ts. Let us say that Misteh Win-- ! of the track force toilint; at the shale ton has found your company mo' at- slide. Should he tell Winton, and s tractive than that of his lahorehs, and indirectly, help to frustrate Mr. Dar-Or should h rah s well-laicommend his good taste in the plan" hold his peace and thus, indirectly So much he said by way of damp-- ! again, help to defeat the Utah com insr down the fire he had so rashlv pany : He put it that way in decent lighted. Then Jastrow came in with Also he assured himself that one of the interminable cipher telethe personal equation as between two grams and Virginia was left alone. For a time sh sat at the deserted lovers of one and the same woman was entirely eliminated. But who breakfast table, thinking such thoughts as would come can tell whichto motive it was that turn aside before he crowding thickly upon the heels of prompted him such a revelation. Winton would fail; came to the army of toilers at the a man with honor, good repute, his slide; to turn and cross the stream entire career at stake, as he himself and make as wide a detour as the had admitted, would go down to mis- nature of the ground would permit, erable oblivion and defeat lacking passing well beyond call from the pome friendly hand to smite him alive other side of the canyon? The detour took him past the slide to a sense of his danger. And, in her uncle's estimation, at least, she, Vir- - in silent safety, but it did not take cliff-boun- ' ! mat-ten.- " dry-eye- right-thinkin- j PLEASURE SEEKERS 1 IN mm KILLED ACCIDENT Horrible Catastrophe is Caused by the Failure of the Crew of a Freight Train to Obey Orders. Thirty-onpeople are Salem, Mich dead and more than seventy injured, many of them seriously, as the result of a head-ocollision betweeu this village and Plymouth, when a Pere Marquette excursion tiain bound from Ionia to Detroit, crashed into a westbound freight in a cut located at a sharp curve of the Pere Marquette railroad, about a mile east of Salem. The passenger train of eleven cars, shop carrying the Pere Marquette employes of Ionia and their families to the Michigan metropolis for their was running at annual excursion, high speed, probably fifty miles an hour, down a steep grade. It struck the lighter locomotive of the freight train with such terrible force as to turn the freight engine completely around. Responsibility is put square upon the crew of the freight train by officials of the road. One of those who arrived at the scene of the wreck soon after the accident secured from the crew of the freight the orders under which it was running, and which clearly showed the position of the passenger excursion train, and that the freight had encroached upon the other train's running time. n WAR ON MAIL ORDER HOUSES. Dealers Are Fighting, as They Say, for Their Lives. War has been declared on Chicago,. the great catalogue houses of Chi CagO and other cities by the 500.000 retail merchant! of the west. In one of the most striking economic movements this country ever has known, the small dealers are fighting, as they say, for their lives. The mammoth institutions employof workers, doing thousands ing their business entirely through the me dium of their bulky catalogues, spending no money in the communities whence they derive annually millions of dollars of patronage are forcing increasing numbers of home merchants to the wall and, so their opponents claim, are making commercial graveyards of once prosperous towns." In this life and death struggle, jobbers and manufacturers also are involved with the retail merchants. Small NEW SAYINGS OF SAVIOR. God-fearin- even-hande- d God-fearin- g shifts. "If you will authorize it, I'll put a night gang on and boss it myself. high-price- SMS half-siste- e What do you say?" "I say you are no end of a good And that's the plain fellow, Morty. fact. I'll do as much for you sometime." "I'll be smashed if you will you'll never get the chance. When I let a pretty girl make a fool of me " But the door of the dinkey slnmnied behind the outgoing one. and the prophet of evil was left to organize his night assault on the shale-slide- , and to command it as best he could. So, as we say, the days of stubborn toil with the enthusiasm taken out, slipped away unfruitful. Of the entire Utah force Adams alone held himself up to the mark, and being only second in command, he was unable to keep the bad example of the chief from working like a leaven of inertness among the men. Branagan voiced the situation In rich brogue one evening when Adams had exhausted his limited vocabulary of abuse on the force for its apathy. ' Tis no use, ava, Misther Adams. If you was the boss himself 'twould be you as would put the comether on thim too quick. But it's 'like masther. like mon.' The b'ys all know that Misther Winton don't care a damn; and they'll not be hurtln' thimselves wid the wurrk." And the Rajah? Between his times cigars with of smoking of the Winton in the lounging-rooRosemary, he was swearing Jubilates working-deIn the privacy of his weather stateroom, having reports wired to him by way of Carbonate and Argentine station, and with busying himself in the intervals sending ;in. receiving sundry tu.v.sfei ous telegrams In cipher. Thus Mr. Somervllle Darrah. all going well for him until one fateful morning when he made the mistake of congratulating his ally. Then; but we picture the scene. Mi Dar-ralate to his breakfast, being just! In from an early morning reconnals-Vir sance of the enemy's advancing ginia sitting opposite to pour his cof fee. All the others vanished to some limbo of their own. The Rajah rubbed his hands de llghtedly. "We are coming on famously, faTwo mously, my deah Virginia snows predicted weeks gone, heavy ' for tu mountain region, and nothing. Mover, Haywood and Pottibone. can-no- t be cla se.l with any of the labor organizations that we know of and which will be referred to by counsel GUILT MS ,for the labor organizations that we know are nov In criminal hands and are not criminal in intent and purpose. Neither are the rank and file Declares That the State Has Fully of the Western Federation of Miners, but the organization has fallen into Corroborated the Story Told by sinister hands." Orchard, and Appeals to Jury for Conviction of the Boise. Idaho. The field for arguLabor Leader. ment both from the prosecution and 0fMM Of William D. Haywood has been limited by Judge Wood, who in H. Hawley, a decision handed down on Friday le- Boise, Idaho. James leading counsel for the state of moved from consideration of the jury Idaho, presenting the first of the ar- all evidence bearing on the alleged guments to the jury in the case conspiracy by mine owners and others against William D. Haywood, spoke against the Western Federation of for nearly eight hours, distributed Miners. Judge Wood decided that the over three sessions of court. Even dojoBM of Haywood had made no lewheii tiie afternoon session Saturday gal connection of the Mine Owners' had extended far beyond the custo- association, the Citizens' Alliance of mary time limit, every seat in the Colorado and the I'inkeiton detective court room was occupied and re- agency as laying a foundation for the mained so until the last word was evidence introduced by the defense to show that the charge against Hayspoken. None listened more attentively to wood and his is the outthe argument than Haywood, the de- come of a conspiracy to exterminate fendant, and none showed less emo- the federation. tion. From time to time he took copiImmediately following the announce-- ; ous notes in a small book and fre- ment of this decision argument com quently made suggestions to one or menced. Judge Hawley, leading counsel for the state, spoke for two hours other of his counsel. Mr. and fifteen minutes of the afternoon During his address Saturday, Hawley used an almost conversational session, the morning session having tone. Step by step he followed Or- been adjourned to enable the judge to chard along the road the great crim- prepare his decision. inal had selected after he left the Every seat in the courtroom was ocCoeur d'Alenes, stopping at the Vin- cupied. Outside the Inclosure redicator mine and then at the Inde- served for attorneys and newspaper pendence depot to count sixteen dead. men, were many persons prominent In In Denver one more was added to the public and private life and a sprinkling list and the analysis of testimony in of women in summer costumes added conof contradiction Orchard's story color to the auditorium space. Govercluded frequently with the denunciaMortion of witness after witness as will- nor Frank Gooding, ful perjurers or guilty of unintentional rison, a number of the officers of the state administration. Captain James falsehood. Mr. Hawley's peroration was im- McParland, Julian P. Steunenberg. a pressive. There was no attempt at son of the murdered and any flight of oratory, but only a a large gathering of members of the strong note of deep sincerity and bar of Idaho and adjoining states were great earnestness when he pleaded present. Haywood sat behind six of for an honest judgment from honest his counsel. His wife, in her invalid men of Idaho. "We will be charged," he said, chair, was placed on his right and his "with making war on this Western eldest daughter sat beside her mother. r Federation of Miners, but 1 ask for Haywood's and stepfather your honest judgment. I do not seek occupied seats close to the defense to hang the scalps of innocent men to group. my belt. 1 am here to hunt down the Opening Address by Mr. Hawley. guilty." Mr. Hawley, who has been ill for Mr. Hawley said he did not charge that a majority or even that many of several days as the result of the strain the Western Federation of Miners of the long trial, commenced his adwere criminals, but that the evil dress in a voice almost inaudible to deeds of the officers and of the scum anyone except the jury. He apolo of the organization had brought dis- gized for this, however, that explaining credit on the rank and file. The time he had feared he would be unable, had indeed come, he said, when to deliver a promen should rise and make owing to war upon the evil influences that longed address. Mr. Hawley Is the were the curse of all labor organiza- Nestor of the Boise bar. He Is a man of impressive presence and aggressive tions. "We must show the world," he con- speech. Warming to his subject Fiiday cluded, "that here in Idaho we are a afternoon, his voice after the opening and a people, statement, in which he explained that who will deal out justice of the grace of words to the criminal accused of the highest he had "none an constitute that orator" was at times crime as to the tramp charged with eloquently impassioned, but withal a some petty breach of the law." Mr. Hawley declared that the state- plain analysis of the evidence. He ments made by Orchard had been cor- characterized the case as the ' most roborated, and it was time the leaders important ever given to the jury in of the Western Federation of Miners the United States," and urged the juiy were brought to the bar of justice to a serious consideration of the re- and 'shown that there is a higher law sponslbility placed upon them. His deIn this land than their own desires. "It is time for us," he continued, nunciation of the defendant and his as the "worst band of "to show them that here in Idaho we sec- are a a peo- criminals that ever infested any ple, who intend to do our duty toward 'of this country," was forceful and his the leaders of the Western Federation euTogyof Steunenberg of Miners or some lowly tramp with eloquent in the extreme. Mr. Hawley some minor offense. We believe you described Orchard's story as truthful men of the jury are impressed with a not only because of the manner In firm desire to do your duty as you which it was told, but because it had see it. All that the prosecution asks been corroborated in every important is your best judgment, your honest detail. Then when he found reason judgment. for the confession in the conscience of "In the argument on the other side the criminal stirred by memories of we will hear much of capital waging a happy boyhood in a virtuous home, war on labor unions. Nothing could there was a waver of emotion in the be more untrue in this case. All that pleader's voice and more than a sushas been spent in this inquiry has picion of tears among his audience. come from the coffers of the state of Counsel for the defense repeatedly Idaho. As to labor unions, no man interrupted Mr. Hawley with protests lias a higher regard than I have tor and objections, but these only seemed them and no man believes more to stir him lo greater effort. Ones) strongly than I do that laboring men or twice he tinned to Clarence Harshould band themselves together to row and faced him with a roar of anger secure shorter hours and higher and another time he said "it does not wages. But the Western Federation fte in the mouth of counsel to find exof Miners, under the leadership of cuse for these awful crimes." HAWLEY W nP n SHE WROTE ginia Carteret, would figure as the Delilah triumphant. She rose, tingling to her finger-tipwith the shame of it. went to her stateroom and found her writing materials. In such a crisis her methods could be as direct as a man's. Winton was coming again that evening. He must be stopped and sent about his business. So she wrote him a note, telling him he must not come a note manlike in its conciseness, and yet most womanly in its failure to give even the remotest hint of the new and binding reason why he must not come. And just before luncheon an obliging Cousin Billy was prevailed upon to undertake its delivery. When he had found Winton at the shale-slide- , and had given him Miss Carteret's mandate, the Reverend Billy did not return directly to the Rosemary. On the contrary, he 'xtended on his tramp westward, stumbling aimlessly up the canyon over the embankment of the new line. Truth to tell. Virginia's messenger was not unwilling to spend a little time alone with the immensities. To put it baldly, he was beginning to be desperately cloyed with the sweets of Miss Bessie, enntiye on the a one hand and despondent on the other. Why could not the Cousin Bessles see, without being told in so mwny words, that the heart of a man may have been given In times long pnst to another woman? to a Cousin Virginia, let us say. And why must the Cousin Virginias, passing by the lifelover, long devotion of a kinsman throw themselves If one must put It thus brutally fairly at the head of an acquaintance of ti day'' la questioning the Immensities, the tU IOW I Hilly MUM out after some little time In a small upland valley where the two lines, old and new, ran parallel at the same level, with low embankments less than a hundred yards apart. Midway of the valley the hundred-yarinterspace was bridged by a s day-lon- !?. l till! A J NOTE. immediately back to the Rosemary. Instead of keeping on down the canyon on the C. & G. R. side, he turned up the gulch at the back of Argentine and spent the better half of the afternoon tramping beneath the What solemn firs on the mountain. the hours of solitude brought him in the way of decision let him declare as he sets his face finally towards the station and the private car. "I can't do it. I can't turn traitor to the kinsman whose bread I eat. And that is what it would come to in plain English. Beyond that I have no right to go; it is not for me to pass upon the justice of this petty war between rival corporations." Ah, William Calvert! is there nc word then of that other and fat subtler temptation? When you have reached youf goal, If reach it you will there be no remorse may, fill looking back to this mile-ston-e where a word from you might hav taken the fly from your pot of pre clous ointment? The short winter day was darkening to Its close when he returned to th Rosemary. By dint of judicious ma Bessie neuvering, with a for an unconscious confederate, ht managed to keep Virginia from ques Honing him. this up to a certain mo Dent of cataclysms In the evening. But Virginia read momentous thlngf In his face and eyes, and When the time was fully ripe she cornered him. It was fhe old story over again, of a woman's determination to know pitted against a truthful man's blundering efforts to conceal; and before he knew what he was thOUi Calvert had secret which !etraypd the Rajah's was also the secret of the cipher telegrams. Miss Carteret said little said noth Ing, Indeed, that an anxious kinsman lover could lsy hold of. But when tiie secret was hers she donned coat and headgear and went out on the square rail-- d platform, whither the U'w iend Billy dared not follow her. him love-wear- TO BE CONTINUED Cruisers Coming Home from Cavite May Stop at Japanese Ports. Washington-T- he armored cruisers West Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Maryland of Admiral Pacific fleet, are expected to start from Cavite for the United States in en days or two weeks They may top en route at Japanese ports; this, it was stated at the navy department oday, is optional with the officer in ommand. It is extremely unlikely, however, in viev; of the fact that the essels are to come home by way of Honolulu. Day-ion'- s Government Ownership Not an Issue. Lincoln, Neb. In a statement made by William .1. Bryan under the heading, "Government Ownership Not an "GovernIssue," Mr. Bryan said: ment Ownership is not an Immediate Issue. A large majority of the people still hope for effective regulation. While they so hope they will not consider ownership. While many Demu-ciat- s believe, and Mr. Bryan is one of them, that public of ownership railroads is the ultimate solution of tin' problem, still many who believe that the public will finally In be driven to ownership." self-defens- Italian Mob Bent on Vengence. Wagon Went Over Cliff. New Orleans, La. A city Jail was Twin Falls, Ida. A pleasure party used on Friday as a place of refuge consisting of three women and four for Mr. and Mrs. Montelone, Italians, men, en route from Twin Falls to the released on habeas corpus proceedings Little Smoky country for an outing, met with an unfortunate accident ou Friday afternoon after several wi imprisonment as suspicious persons In the Lamana case. Several hundred a:igry Italians surrounded the Montelone house, and a guard of twenty-fivpoltla failed to quiet the crowd. The Montelones were finally put In a patrol agon and taken to a nearby police s'ation. Elected Despite Protests. Kansas City. Protesting against his ii election and Demanding the r "Hon of A3. Swift of Kansas Cll 'i mas B. flcPherson of Omaha, was ted president of the N itional Mv k exchange on Friday as the eul ninatlon of a campaign whl h was .aged against Mr. Swift's the outgrowth of the late con ij between the livestock men and the I ker over the post mortem examinM ation rule. Mr. Swift and Mi I'iierson were the oplj men Maced in loinlaatlon. the south grade at Blue Lakes. Three four horseB hitched to the vehicle were killed and the rig smaHlied to silvers, but none of the pUty was Injured. The wagon and horses went over the cliff, falling 500 feet. The women were walking at the time and the men Jumped in time to save their lives. of the Pawned the State Regalia. rumors Dublin. Sensational are urrent here In regard to the theft from Dublin Castle a few weeks ago f a portion of the state regaiMa allied at $250,000. Hints are now being thrown out that the gems be "discovered" without any explanation as to where they have been Of who returned them. It Is said thoy have been deposited as security for a loan, and the name of the alleged ;m. nor Is freely mentioned in private, with hints of a tragic soc'al and enii yolltloal scandal. may-soo- Rolls of Sixth Century Papyri Found Near an Old Coptic Monastery in Egypt. disLondon. Two archaeological coveries in Egypt of exceptional interest have become known here. They consist of some new sayings of Christ and of extremely ancient crude mana hundred ufactures, conjecturally thousand years old. The sayings of Christ were found near an old Coptic monastery at Eofu. who They were found by natives, sold them for a few pounds to an Arab trader. There are about a dozen rolls of sixth century Greek They include twenty-fivpapyri. leaves of apocryphal sayings of Christ in a Coptic translation of almost Greek original, of which previously leaves were known, only thirteen twelve of them being in the national gallery at Paris and one at Berlin. The discovery also includes parts of the gospels of St. Matthew, St. Mark and St. Luke in Greek. e K BY HAILSTORM. LED Dakoti Storm in North Causes Much Damage. Willlston. N. D A terrific wind, hail and rain storm Saturday night destroyed fifteen dwelling houses, inpeople, two of them jured twenty-fivprobably fatally, and did much othei damage to property In this city and the surrounding country. Those believed to be fatally hurt are a man named Holmes and Mrs. Collinson. Mrs. Collinson and her baby were blown out of their house for a distance of about 100 yards, landing against a wire fence. Their house was entirely destroyed. Most of the houses demolished were in the suburb of Westlawn Th" and were small structures. court house, school house and Union block sustained considerable .damage. Terrific e Fire Caused by Upsetting Lamp. Portland. Ore. Fire, caused by the upsetting of a lamp In the hands of W. J. Smith, caused Smith's death: the fatal burning of Richard Nlchol-Ron- . slight Injuries to Reveral other persons and a monetary loss of M. 000 in the little town of Troutdale, eighteen miles east of here, early Sunday. There whs $11,000 insurance on the destroyed property. The conflagration started In the Troutdale hotel and rapidly spread to the Union hous j and to the other buildings In the block. Says Koreans Will Fight. "Know Ing as I do the Korean temperament and the policy which Japan has pursued In the peninsula, I am able to predict that Japan will secure peace there only by the decimation of the people." This is the onjnlon of Homer B. Hulbert, for several yenrs Intimately associated with the Korean court and a confidential adviser to the deposed emperor of Korea. Mr Hulbert who has Just come to America Is thoroughly famll lar with the situation at Seoul at this time, and the poltov by Iapar In Korea. New York.