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The lDoetor'J pemma
"My daughter," lie said, "t bade you
leave even your duty In my keeping. Now
I summon you to fulfill It. Your duty
lies yonder, by your husband's side In
his agony of dentil."
"1 will go," I whispered, my lips scarce
ly movltiB to pronounce the words, so stiff
snd cold they felt.
"Good!" he snld, "yon have chosen the
better part Cornel The good God will
He drew my hand through his arm
and led me to the low doorway.
The inner room, as I entered, was very
dark with the overhanging eaves, and my
eyes, contracted by the strong sunlight,
could discern hut little In the gloom. Tar
dif was kneeling beside a low bed, bath
ing my husband's forehead. He made
way for me, and I felt him touch my
hand with his lips as I took his place.
Hlchard's face, sunken, haggard, dying,
with filmy eyes, dawned gradually out
of the dim twilight, line after line, until
It lay sharp and distinct under my gaze.
The poor, miserable face! the restless,
dreary, dying eyes!
"Where Is Olivia?" he muttered, in a
hoarse and labored voice.
"1 am here, Itichard," I answered, fall
ing on my knees where Tardif had been
kneeling, and putting my hand in his;
"look at me. I am Olivia."
"You are mine, you know," he said, his
fingers closing round my wrist with a
grasp as weak as n very young child's;
"she is my wife. Monsieur le Cure."
"Yes," I sobbed, "I am your wife,
"Do they hear It?" he asked, in a whis
"Vc hear it," answered Tardif.
"I CAME UPON A GKAVE."
A strange, spasmoJic smile flitted
across his ghastly face, a look of triumph
and success. His fingers tightened over
my hand, and I left it passively in their
"Mine!" he murmured.
"Olivia," he said, after a long pause,
and in a stronger voice, "you always
spoke the truth to me. This priest and
his follower have been trying to frighten
me into repentance, as if I were an old
woman. They say I am near dying. Tell
me. is it true?"
"Itichard," I said, "It Is true."
His lips closed after u cry. and seemed
as If they would never open again. He
shut his eyes wcariedly. Feebly and fit
fully came his gasps for breath, and he
moaned at times. But still his" fingers
held me fast, though the slightest effort
of mine would have set me free. I left
my hand In his cold grasp, and spoke to
him whenever he moaned.
There was long silence. I could hear
tho chirping of the sparrows in the
thatched roof. Monsieur Laurentie and
Tardif stood at the foot of tho bed, look
ing down upon us both, but I only saw
their shadows falling across us. My eyes
were fastened upon tho face I should
boon see no more. The little light there
was seemed to be fading away from it,
leaving It all dark and blank.
"Olivia!" he cried, oneo again. In a
tone of mingled anger and entreaty.
"I am here," I answered, laying my
other hand upon his, which was at last
relaxing its hold and falling away help
lessly. But where was he? Where was
the voice which half a minute ago called
Olivia? Where was the life gone that
had grasped my hand? He had not heard
my answer, or felt my touch upon his
Tardif lifted m'o gently from my place
beside blm, and carried mo away Into the
open air, under the overshadowing eaves.
The unbroken monotony of Vlllc-cn-bois
closed over me again. A week has
glided by a full week. I am seated nt
the window of the salon, gasping In a
breath of fresh air such a cool, balmy
breezo as blows over tho summer sea
to the cliffs of Sark. Monsieur Lauren
tie, under the shelter of a huge red um
brella, is choosing the ripest cluster of
grapes for our supper tills evening. All
the street is as still as at midnight. Sud
denly there breaks upon us tho harsh,
metullie clang of well-shod horse hoofs
upon tho stony roadway the cracking
of a postillion's whip the clatter of an
Pierre, who has been basking Idly un
der the window, jumps to his feet, shout
ing, "It is Monsieur tho Blshopl" Mlu
Imu claps her hands and cries, "Tho
I'rlnce, Aunt Nelly, tho I'rlnro!"
Monsieur Lqurtntlo walks Blowly down
to the gate, his "cotton umbrella spread
over him llko a giant fungus. It is cer
tainly not tho I'rlnce; for an elderly,
white-haired man, older than Monsieur
Luurentlo, but with a moro imposing and
stately presence, steps out of tho car
riage, and they saluto one another with
great ceremony. They entered the house
and came directly to the salon. 1 was
making my escape by another door, when
Monsieur Laureutle called to me.
"Heboid a friend for you, madanie," he
said, "a friend from Engl.iud. .Mousleur.
this Is my beloved English child.
"You do not know who I am. my
dear?" The English voice and words
went straight to my heart.
"No." I answered, "but you nre como
to me from Dr. Martin Dobree.
"Very true," ho said. "I am his friend s
father Dr. John Senior's father. Martin
has sent me to you. lie wished Miss Jo
hanna Carey to accompany me, but we
were afraid of the fever for her. I am
an old physhlan, and feel at home with
diseases and contagion. Hut we cannot
allow you to remain lu this unhealthy vil-
lace: that Is out of the question. I am
come to carry you away, iu plto of this
Monsieur I.nnrcntle was listening eag-
erly, and watching Dr. Senior's Hps, as It
ho could catch the meaning of his words
by sight. If not by hearing.
"But where am I to go?" I asked. "I
have no money, and cannot get any until
I have written to Melbouprne. and have
an answer. I have uo means of provin
who I am."
"Leave all that to us. my dear girl.
answered Dr. Senior, cordially. "I have
already spoken of your affairs to an old
friend of mine, who is an excellent law
yer. I am come to offer myself to you
In place of your guardians on the other
side of the world."
I moved a little nearer to Monsieur
Laurentie, and put my hand through h s
arm. He folded his own thin, brown
hand over It caressingly, and looked down
at me, with something like tears glisten
ing in his eyes.
"Is It oil settled?" he asked, "is mon
sieur come to rob me of my English
daughter? She will go away now to her
own Island, and forget Ville-en-bols and
her poor old French father!"
"Never! never!" 1 answered vehement
ly, "I shall not forget you as Ion? as 1
live. Besides, I mean to come back very
often; every year If I can. I almost with
I could stay here altogether; but you
know that is impossible, mousleur. Is it
not quite Impossible?"
"Quite impossible!" he repented, some
what sadly, "madanie is too rich now;
she will have many good friends."
"Not one better than you," I said, "not
one more dear than you. Yes, I am rich;
and I have been planning something to do
for Ville-en-bols. Would you like tho
church enlarged and beautified, Monsieur
"It is large enough and fine enough al
ready," he answered.
"Shall I put some painted windows and
marble Images Into it?" I asked.
"No, no, madume," he replied, "let It
remain as it is during my short lifetime."
"I thought so," I said, "but I believe
I have discovered what Monsieur le Cure
would approve. It Is truly English.
There Is no sentiment, no romance about
it. Cannot you guess what it is, my wise
and learned monsieur?"
"No, no, madanie," he answered, smil
ing in spite of his sadness.
"Listen, dear monsieur," I continued;
"if this village Is unhealthy for me, It is
unhealthy for you and your people. Dr.
Mnrtln told Tardif there would always be
fever here, as long as there are no drains
and no pure water. Very well; now I am
rich I shall have It drained, precisely like
tho best English towns; and there shall
be a fountain In the middle of the village,
where all the people can go to draw good
water. I shall come back next year to
seo how It has been done. There Is my
secret plan for Vllle-en-bols."
Tho next morning I took a last solitary
walk till I came upon a grave. It was
my farewell to the wrecked romance of
my married life. Monsieur Laurentie ac
companied us on our journey, as far as
tho cross at tho entranco to tho valley,
lie parted with us there; and wheu I
stood up In tho carriage to look back
onco mure at him, I saw his black-robed
figure kneeling on tho white steps of the
Calvary, and tho sun shining upon his
For the third time I landed In England.
When I set foot upon Its shores first 1
wus worse than friendless, with foes of
my own household surrounding me ; tho
second time I was utterly nloue, In dally
terror, lu poverty, with a dreary lifelong
future stretching beforo me. Now every
want of mine was anticipated, every step
directed, as if I wero n child again, and
my father himself was caring fur me.
How ninny friends, good and tried and
true, could I count! All tho rough paths
wero made smooth for rat'.
I soon learned to laugh at tho dismay
which had filled mo upon my entrance
Into my new sphere, tt would have been
dllllcult to losNt tho cordiality wl,h which
I was adopted Into the Voinohold. Dr.
Senior treated ine as his slighter; Dr.
John was as muih at homo with me ns
It I had been his sister. Minima, too, tm
camo perfectly reconciled to her new po
sition. 1 saw Utile of Martin, lie had been
afraid 1 should feel myself bound to ltlm;
and tho ory fact that he had onco '.old
mo he loved me had made It moro dllll
cult to htm to say so a second time. He
would not have any love from uio as a
duty. If 1 did not love hu.. fully, with
my whole heart, choosing him nfter
knowing others with whom 1 could com
pare him, he would not receive any lesser
gift from me.
"What will you do, Olivia?" asked Dr.
John one day.
"What can 1 do?" I said.
"Go to him," hu urged; "he Is alone.
I saw htm a moment ago, looking out
at us from tho drawing room window.
God bless him! Olivia, my dear girl, go
"Oh. Jack!" 1 cried, "I cannot."
"t don't seo why you cannot,"-ho an
swered gnlly. "You are trembling, and
your face goes from white to red, and
then white again; but you have not lost
the use of your limbs, or your tongue. If
you take tuy arm. It will not be very ill til
-ult to cross the lawn. Come; he Is the
pest fellow living, and worth walking a
dozen yards for."
I believe I should have run away, but 1
heard Minima's voice behind me, calling
shrilly to Dr. John, and I could not bear
to face h I tn again. Taking my coIinum
iu both hands, I stepped quickly across
the tloor, for If I had lies. tatcd long r
my heart would have failed me. Sear, oly
a moment had passed since Jack left me,
and Martin had not tinned Ids head, yet
it seemed an age.
"Martin," I whispered, as I stood cloo
behind him, "how could you be so foolish
ns to send Dr. John to me?"
We were married ns soon ns the season
was over, wheu Martin's fashionable pa
tients wero all going away from town.
Ours was n very quiet wedding, for I had
no friends on my side, and Martin's
cousin Julia could not come, for she had
a baby very young, and Captain Carey
could uot leave thi'iu. Johauua Carey
and Minima wero my bridesmaids, mil
Jack was Mnrtiu's groomsman.
On our way home from Switzerland, in
the early nil tu mil, we went down from
Paris to FalaKe. and through Nolreau
to Ville-ou-bois. The next stage of our
homeward journey was Guernsey. Mur
tin was welcomed with almost as much
enthusiasm iu St. Peter-port us I had
been in little Ville-eu-bois.
My eyes uere dazzled with the sun
shine, anil dim with tears, when I first
caught sight of the little cottage of Tar
dif, who was stretching out his nets on
the stone causeway under the windows.
Mnrtln called to him. and he Hung down
his nets and run to meet us.
"We are come to spend the day with
you. Tardif." I cried, when he was with
iu hearing of my voice.
'It will be a day from heaven, he said,
taking off his fisherman's cap. and look
ing round at the blue sky with its sun-
decked clouds, and the sea with Its scat
It was like a day from heaven. We
wandered about tho cliffs, visiting every
spot which was most memorable tu either'
of us, and Tardif rowed us In Ills boat
past the entrance of the Goullot Caves.
He was very quiet, but he listened to our
free tulk together, for I could not think
of gooil old Tardif as any stranger; and
he teemed to watch us both, with a far
off, faithful, quiet louk upon his fmt
Sometimes 1 fancied he did not bear
what we were saying, and again Ills eyes
would brighten with n sudden gleam, as
if his whole soul and heart shone through
them upon us. It was the last day of our
holiday, for in the morning we should re
turn to London and to work; but It was
such a perfect day as I had never kuown
"You are quite happy, Mrs. Martin
Dobree?" said Tardif to me, wheu wo
were parting from him.
'I did not know I could ever bo so nap.
py," I answered.
We saw him to the last moment stand
ing on the cliff, and waving his hat to us
high above his head. Now and then
there came a shout across tne water. Be
fore we were quite beyond earshot, wo
heard Tardlf's voice calling atrfid the
splashing of tho waves:
"God he with you, my friends. Adieu,
Consumption Cuu Ho Cured.
Heading aloud Is recommended by
physician ns n benefit to persons uf
fectcd with any chest complaint.
The recommendation Is mmlo becnuso
In all cases of lung trouble It Is Impor
tant for the sufferer to Indulge lu exer
cise by which the chest Ik In part' filled
by and emptied of air, for the exercise
Is strengthening to the throat, lungs
and muscles of the chest. Heading
aloud can be practiced by nil, and can
be a pleasure mid profit to both render
anil hearers. In this treatment It 'la
recommended that the rending be delib
erate, without being ullowed to drag,
that the enunciation be clear, the body
bo held In nn easy, unfit ralnoil, upright
position, so that the chest shall huve
free piny, and that the breathing be ns
deep as possible, without undue effort.
Ilcgarrfcfl as an Evil In Austria.
As a result of n report submitted to
tho Austrian council of agriculture, set
ting forth that suits cannot bo brought
to recover losses lu transactions for tho
future delivery of gniln, the council lias
unanimously declared Itself In favor of
prohibiting altogether transactions In
grulu for future delivery. This Infor-
iimtlon Is conveyed In a communica
tion to the Stuto Department from
United Stntes Consul Warner ut Leip
zig, Germany. Mr. Warner states that
the council has petitioned the govern
ment' to use Its Influence to suppress
this practice altogether In Austro-IJuu-gary.
A boy baby n month old can expect
but 4- yours of life. If, however, ho
lives to 5 years his chances of living
have Increased to 01 years anil U
Itcgulutiou of I'rieo of Medicine
Tho prleo of mcdlcliiu In Prussia la
rcgulutcd by tho statu.
RED TAPE TENDS TO HINDER
Ho Many Oimllltcii t Inn Are Ashed of In
tending KinlurnutN Hint All Hut thu
Must lVrxeMiluu Itecoinu lllseour-
uued mid Kcnuilii Where They Are,
Wbllo tho stringent regulations now
governing emigration to Siberia have
abolished to a groat extent tho disorder
mid utilises of the old system, they hit vu
entangled the whole process lu u net
work of bureaucratic forninlltleH, and
the preliminary steps which must bo
taken by every Intending einlgrunt mo
enough to tiiiiko nil but the most roso
lute desist. Before making any nunc
mont at nil the emigrant must neck tho
advice of the local authorities mid ob
tain a certificate of his suitability mid
capacity. Hermits to emigrate are no
longer easily obtainable, but are fre
quently refused on such grounds ns
"Insufficient menus," "physical illsubll
Ity;" the regulations laying It down
that only "good farmers mid taxpay
ers" uru to, be granted permits. The
provisional penult Is given only to the
head of the futility or sumo other able
bodied member of It, who, having ta
ken the ml vice of the emigration offi
cials at Telielublusk us to the nature
mid locution of the available lauds. Is
sent at u nominal fare Into Siberia,
where lie Is free to examine all the
lots available. If be Is successful lu
finding siiltiible bind he must first huve
Ills choice npprovod at the local emigra
tion olllce, the title being Indorsed upon
his pioneer's certificate. Afterward a
Html permit to emigrate Is given to the
remaining members uf bis family, who
follow li I tu on special terms ns to rail
way fare, monetary assistance and ex
emptions; tho poorer obtaining grunts
or loans to enable them to set up house
and purchuso the necessary Imple
ments. Formerly this assistance was
given liberally, but the present policy
of the government Is to encourage emi
gration by the more prosperous and
thrifty peasants only and monetary as
sistance Is now restricted to small
amounts, seldom exceeding from ?1! to
$15. mid then nearly always In the form
of a loau repayable without Interest
within ten years.
Hut before the final decision to eml
grille Is taken, the number of require
ments to be satisfied Is so great that It
Is not dllllcult to understand why not
30 per cent of the pioneers undertnke
the responsibility of bringing their fam
ilies from home. For while Siberia as
a whole contains the natural resources
necessary for nearly nil forms of agri
culture, these resources are very un
evenly distributed, and there Is uo sin-J
gle district which does not oppose to
great natural ndvnntages certain seri
ous drawbacks. All the best agricul
tural land bus long been occupied, says
It E. C. Long, In the Forum, and the
pioneer who has only some two months
In the year lu which he can satisfactor
ily examine lots scattered over a great
area, must compromise n hundred con
flicting Interests before be can be sure
of making the best selection. He must
consider the nature of the laud, wheth
er dry. marshy or salt, the question of
water supply, whether wood exists In
sufficient quantities mid of the right
quality both for building and fuel, and
whether the crops raised are those to
which he has been accustomed In Huh
sin. Ho must Inquire as to the system
of agriculture practiced .Siberian laud
requires much heavier work than Hus
sion the losses from thieves, disease,
wild beasts nnil Insects; the question
of tnnrkcts and means of transport;
and the cost of establishing n home.
Ho must nsccrtaln whether the local
Inhabitants have emigrated from tho
same district, and speak tho sumo dia
lect as himself.
WATER FOR THE HOLY CITY.
Jerusalem Th Now Supplied by u Sys
tem of Modern DcsIhiih.
The holy land has Its railways, elec
tric lights and American windmills, anil
now Jerusalem Is about to get a supply
of good drinking water. In ancient
times the city of David was well sup
plied. Thu remains of aqueducts and
reservoirs show this. But since tho
Turk's day the people of Jerusalem
have been dependent on the scanty and
often polluted accumulations of rain
water In tho rock-hewn cistern beneath
their feet. Even this supply has re
cently failed, says a correspondent of
tho London Times, owing to want of
ruin. Distress and sickness became so
general that tho Turkish governor Iiiih
ut length been Induced to sanction tho
purchase of Iron plpo to bring water
fron Aln Sulab, or tho "sealed foun
tain," at Solomon's pools, about nine
miles south of Jerusalem. A pipe six
Inches In diameter will bring 8,000
"skins" of water a dny for distribution
at "fountains" supplied with faucets.
Solomon, In Ids famous "Song,"
speaks of this secret spring, now turned
to use.- ".My beloved," ho says, "Is llko
a spring shut up, a fountain sealed."
It Is a deep-down subterranean spring,
which has, from tho time of Solomon,
flowed through tho arched tunnel built
by him to tho distributing chamber or
reservoir ntnr tho northwest corner of
the highest of Solomon's pools. Half a
century ago tho location of this "hid
den" spring which was still, as In Sol
omon's time, flowing Into tho reservoir
mentioned, was unknown, The tunnel
Is roofed by stones leaning against each
other llko an Inverted V, tho primitive
form of tho archwhich Is also seen In
the roof of tho queen's clinmbcr of tho
great pyramid. Tho entranco to this
tunnel from tho spring Is one of tho
oldest structures lu existence. Tho
piping Is to bo laid along tho old nquo
ductwhlch formerly, from tho tlmo of
Solomon, brought (his sumo water In
the temple area. There aril eleven or
twelve miclenl fountains hero and there
In the city, long unused, but now to bu
utilized, mid r nun which the water may
bo drawn floe to all, several tups being
attached to ouch fountain. Baltimore
A novel by n Hungarian wr.'rr, Ba
ron Nicholas .loslka, Is being Issued In
English. It Is a vivid picture of Hm
overrunning of Hungary by the 'lar
tars In the thirteenth century.
Amelia I la it's new novel of Cromwell's
time, "Tho Lion's Whelp." takes lis
title from the text In Genesis: "A
lion's whelp from the prey, my son,
thou art gone tip-mid Ulifn him shall
the gathering of the ponplb be."
Miss Itnsn Noilchetle Cnry, In the
years since she began to write It was
In I St IS, that she published her first
novel-has given the world more than
a score of books, eaeh one of which
has enjoyed a well-earned popularity.
The "Herb of Grace" Is her latest. Is
sued from tho Lipplncott press.
TJiInk of one woman writing seven-yt-ono
books! -a library In Itself. John
Strange Winter (Mrs. Arthur Sinn
until) Is the lady, and Iter lalesl nov
el. "The Price of a Wife," Is her seventy-first
book. She has kept lu the
front rank of novelists over since she
attained sudden popularity with "Boo-
tie's Hiiby." In 1SS.1.
A group of similes of James Bryco
tu history anil Jurisprudence has been
In the press for some time. There are
two volumes, mid the contents of
those have boon composed at different
times, extending over many yours.
While the studies are very diverse, a
common thread runs through a mini
her of ilieui. This Is a comparison be
tween the history and law uf Hume
and the history mid law of l.uglaiiil.
Hivt Ilarte. whose report eit Illness
was lately denied, recently rolurn-'d to
the Idea of the "Condensed Novels
which were his first published work
In prose. A further volume of "Con-
(b'lisoil Novels." suggested by sin h
popular writers as Hiidynrd Milling,
Anthony Hope mid Conmi Doyle, limy
therelore be looked for from him. lUi
earlier excursions lu this stylo of pa
rody belong to the California period of
his tarter and wore contributed to tho
San 1 miiclsco.Culirornlan.
William Ernest Henley, the English
poet, when asked If he would like to
renlv to the criticisms of his recent
attack upon Hubert Ixuls Sluvetisoti,
quoted Bishop Berkeley In a lordly
tonei " They say! Whnt say they7
Lot them sayr The criticisms nro
really not worth the trouble of re
tort. I shall probably road them lu
the papers. 1 have kept silence for
live years against Ill-natured attacks
and every kind of Innuendo and 1 can
do so for another live years."
KiirIUIi Coimul Huve the Life of nil
In recalling Incidents of International
courtesy, when British mid Americans
hnve supported each other, a writer in
tho Boston Transcript tells the follow
ing story which came from an Ameri
can sailor who had lauded at a port In
The men had goue ashore and become
somewhat hilarious, and one of the po
lice olllcers, Instead of warning him
not to mako n noise In the streot, drew
bis sword nnd knocked him down. The
Viiierlcnn got up, and promptly knock
ed the policeman down In return, lie
was arrested, tried mid condemned to
be shot the next morning.
Mr. Lorlng. tho American consul, ex
postulated with the authorities, say
ing that It would bo monstrous to put a
man to death for such an offense; but
they paid uo attention to Kim. On the
day specified the sailor was brought
out and pinioned, lu readiness for ex
ecution. The English consul, preparing to
hoist tho Union Jack, saw a crowd lu
the field opposite, and realize I that
the execution was about to tako place.
Ho rushed over to tho American con
sul ami cried:
"Lorlng! You're not going to let them
shoot that man?"
"What can I do?" was the answer.
"I have protested against It. I can do
Glvo me your flag!" cried thu Eng
With the two lings In his hand, ho
ran to tho field, elbowed his wny
through the crowd and soldiery and
reached tho prisoner. Ho folded tho
American flag about him and laid tho
Union Jock over It. He stepped back,
nnd faced tho olllcers and soldiery.
Shoot, If you dare," ho shouted,
"through tho heart of England ond
Tho man was not shot.
Hud Library on Moriiionisni.
Theodore Schrocder, of Salt Lnko
City, has given to tho Wisconsin Ills-
torlcal Library nis library on Mormon
'riils Is ono of the largest col.
lections of books on this subject In ex-
onco. embracing, ns It does, li.'i,000
bound volumes, pamphlets and nowspa
Timrn Is nothing but bitterness In
your heart!" sho sighed, gazing Into
tho embers. t
Naturally." ho responded. "Haven't
tho doctors Informed you that I huvo
CATTLE-RANCH I NO. TO-DAY,
Outlook llrluhtcr tliiiu It Ihi. Been In
No phnsu of iigrletillimil ''
where, except perhaps In Australia. IiiM
ever possessed the imiiuntlo and adven
turous charm of American entile riinoli
lug. When nut beyond the I'lalln and
down loward tho lllo Grande mid west
ward Into New Mexico mid Arlxomi,
thu grout plains weio open and Ihu
grass of Uncle Sam us free as air. men
with glugor In thoin could lay Iho
foiiiiilatloiis of fortunes with no other
eupltul Ihan a pony, a cow saddle, a
rope and a branding Iron. They re
quired no hind, and sehluni cared for
mure than a few acres for (he ranch
house and n place to hoop thu "chuclc
wagon" and other Inanimate parts of
the "oiitlll." If they chose, they could
range an men as wide iih France. Tho
Americans took the business from tho
1 nV lull IIM II ml iittomlpil It northward
1 to Wyoming. There was nothing lo
prevent. In thai day the cownoy iqiu
the visiting Englishman:
"This Is GcmI's country, and there
iiln't mi fences."
I Tluihii times are going, or have al
ready gone. Barbed wire ami the settlor
have changed It all. The few acres tmit
sultlccd for the hiiulihiiuso mid snildlo
room nro nut enough where free grim
lug Is passing away. The emtio king
must own his grazing ground and thu
cowboy lias been tinned Into a nioliibr
of the fences he once despised. The
packing Industry has gone out toward
the source of supply to Omaha and
Kiiiikiih Cllv mid oilier far Western
' towns. Itnllromls have done away with
i the long drives to shipping points,
i film-nil tin vi. umilli'il ilu it 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 -1 1 1 1. ami
biaiiillng pons are helping on the obso
lescence of the hirliil. lu largo soetlniu
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I m mv iiitin- n'liiiuj , . j - .......
mis lis NiocKyaiii nun spur iracs.
This doesn't mean that the initio
business Is on the wane. Fur from It,
Its outlotik now Is brighter than It has
been for ten years. Prices are better at
Inline mid the deiniiiid abroad Is, strong.
European shipments of cattle on tho
hoof IncrcuHcd uniformly down to IWI7,
and though they have diminished
slightly since then, the llnanchil returns
have been relatively belter. In thu last
live years the average value of moat
products exported principally to Great
Britain mill Germany has been over
$1 II.ikmi.imkj and of live animals over
511,000.(100. But the range cattle busi
ness uo longer offers opportunities forv
the accumulation of such colossal for
tunes ns It once did. says Frank M.
Todd In Aliislco's, where so much moro
iiionry capital Is required than former
ly, doc It idTer opportunity to so ffiany
men with only their hands and bnilns
to aid them.
8TILL WILD AND WOOLY.
Orcuou Mini Milken Another Dunce a
Jilt t die Tune of u HhurimhiMitcr,
A weird story of Iho Jchno J lines
stripe comes from the Starkey pnilrlo
country, far southeast of Portland,
Ore., In a little agricultural valley In
the Blue Mountains. It tolls of a Star
key prairie resident compelled to daucu
a clog lu the darkness at the point of
the gleaming barrel of a neighbor's re
volver, while stimulated constantly to
to greater effort by the whistle of bul
lets past his ears and about his feet.
There has been lll-feellug for several
weeks on Starkey prairie over a serlei
of dog-killings. Neighbors suspected
each other of the poisonings and n lot
of bad blood was engendered. Little
meannesses began lo bo practiced, thu
latest of which was to tie a bulldog of
pronounced vicious tendencies on u
Stnrkey prairie bridge after dark. This
was designed to scare a young team of
It was a settlor mimed It. Wilkinson
who fell Into the trap. Wilkinson
drove directly on the bridge, when thu
bulldog began to operate, with the re
sult that he nearly had serious trouble
with Ids colts. Wilkinson settled In his
inliid the author of the trick Immediate
ly ami drove straight to the house of
Henry Hoan, Bonn, he thought, win
Calling Beau to thu door, Wilkinson
had him covered before he could es-
cape, mid a clog dance was ordered.
The eloquence of the slxshooler In
duced compllnncc mid thr suspected
bulldog operator began awkwardly to
shullle. "Faster," ordered Wilkinson,
and as a bullet sang startllugly near
tho feet commonly more familiar with
the road behind the plow than thu
dance-hall floor, they responded crude
ly. Finally Wilkinson let his victim off
with the admonition to keep his bull
dog at home.
Then ho compelled blm, at the pistol's
point, to come clear to Wilkinson's
home. The method of transportation
was not stutod, but It Is said Bean had
to' continue dmiclng at Intervals clour
across thu prairie. At Wilkinson's placo
ho was forced to sign a note making
over $75 to Wilkinson In this deal.
Then Beau was released altogthor.
Beau suys ho wilt uot stand for this
treatment. He Is not such a pistol artist
as his neighbor, suys a Spokane, Fulls,
Wash., Spokesman-llovlew special, so
ho has employed a lawyer to help him
out mid legal action will result.
"Well, If you'll excuse me," said
the guest. "I guess I'll retire;" and nrls
lug he walked toward the dour and
awaited the escort of his host. ,
"Please, may I go with you?" plead
Ingly exclaimed tho boy of the house
hold. "And why should you want lo go
with mo?" smilingly replied the guest;
"aren't you satisfied with vnm
comfortable little couch?"
"Yes," replied the boy. "hut I want
to go With you 'cause I licnnl mi .mi,
this morning that you uxpoctod lo retire
on xuu,uou."uichiuoiid Dlsputcli.