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CAPTAIN JIM'S COURTSHIP
By A. E. RICE, Portland.
Continued (rom lutt mink)
Annlo anticipated the cffoct of Jim
and Smith meeting In tho woodshed
nn.l tniwln nn nffnri to nroVOIlt it in
fuel nho nreferred It thcro to any'
whero clso and tho manner It camo
bout well suited her lun-iovwij, - ui
position. Tho Incident caused her to
momentarily forget tho rapping on tho
front door, yet, whllo Immoderately
laughing, she turned. Tho front door
opened and a villainous looking man
entered. . .
Her laughter died on her lips. 8ho
hecamo speechless with fright. Tho
villainous looking stranger nulotiy
closed the door behind him; Captain
iim nuirvw disentangled himself
from Bmlth. and scrambling to his
feet, rushed back Into the kitchen fol
lowed by Smith, who was fighting
Jim saw tho Ylllalnous stranger near
the front door ana tor raoracuv
thought ho was being assailed In front
and rear. His llmbi trembled some,
for while no coward blood, ran through
his reins, age admonished him not
rashly to provoke physical encounters.
Smith anarlly said to Jim. "phwat
bo yees doln'. yees miscrablo thalf?
At that moment he too discovered tho
stranger and became appalled. "Oh
mother of Moaeal" he exclaimed In n
whisper. , .,
Tho disfigured and unrecognizable
villain, appearing more terrlblo In tho
dim light, stood near tho front door,
a hugo pistol In his right hand and a
carving knlfo (n his left.
"Whoop! S'blood!" said he, as ho
flourished the wespons. Ho wore a
soft hat pulled down over a blackened
eye. A strip of sticking plaster was
fasteaca on his cheek, and his coat
appeared very much crumpled.
The Identity of tho stranger was,
however, cleared up tho opportune ar
rival of Nan and Kitty.
Kitty at onco recognlied him. "Oh.
Frank." she exclaimed, "who did It"
"MacDonald. the red villain." he an
swered hoarsely. That expression ex
plained Frank's appearance, for An
nie then remembered Kitty having
told her. wcllo In tho wood shed, that
Frank was coming with a black cyo
nnd scarred face.
"What did ho do It fort" asked Kitty
"For calling him a muff," answored
Frank, "nnd he said ho was going to
do Captain Jim Smcets worse than
Annie appeared horrified and said,
"I nm tho cause or It all." Sho sank
" on the lounge and covered her face
with her hands to conceal her laughter
- which she was uaablo to restrala
"He's oa the war path tonight, and
will call hero sure." Frank rontlnued.
"But you will not meet MacDonnld
again. Yon will hide from him, won't
you, Frank?" said Kitty, appearing
"Hide from him. Never." roared
Frank in reply, and flourishing his
knife and pistol in a most determined
manner, added, "as I am a savage. I'll
suck blood!" He then deliberately,
nnd in tho most suggestive way, drew
the back of tho carving knife across
Captain Jim was so amazed at this
. and so anxious to clear himself, that
ho aC onco loftly repljjd, "mo? I
reckon you bo a-mlstaken." Ho indis
creetly and unguardedly added, "why
I wus in tho bed room, I shud a-thlnk
Tho words were scarcely uttered,
when Annlo gave n llttlo scream and
exclaimed, "oh, good lands I "
There followed full ten seconds of
dead silence. In which the tick of tho
small clock on the shelf seemed to
sound llko the clang of a cathedral
bell. At length the silence was uroKen
by Kitty, who, looklnc straight at Cap
tain Jim exclaimed In a surprised tone
"bed room?" Nan looked puzzled and
followed with the query, "Annie's bed
Captain Jim realized his awkward
position, became confused and blurted
out. "I wus a druv thar."
Kitty smiled and softly asked, "who
drove you In the bed room, cap?"
The question was answered by
Frank. In a deep, tragic voice, "Mac
Donald, the villain."
Annie and Kitty looked at ench
other and smiled, Nan looked sovcro,
while Smith looked meaningly from
Jim to Annlo.
Another silence ensued, the answer
evidently, not being satisfactory.
At length Annie said. "I told Captain
Jim to go in thero and keep quiet, as
be was afraid of MacDonald."
The explanation dissolved the gath
ering cloud. Captain Jim breathed
easier, feeling that he wbb exonerated,
nnd Smith settled tho matter by ab
ruptly exclaiming, 'Hjegorra, it must
have been thot same roguo thot
Bthood up fernlnst mo in the shld, bad
luck to hlro."
"I shud a-thlnk so," remarked Cap
tain Jim, in a lofty, self satisfying
"Wor Is the blackguard?" cried
Smith, "Shure, I'm tho wan as will
tnke some o' tho dlvll out of yssa.
Plaguelng the darlint of me best frlnt,
God rest bis soul."
"Ooys," said Captain Jim, knitting
bis eyebrows and assuming a most de
termined look, "thet Ited MacDonald
bo a-worrltln Annlo most tew death."
"He do, do 'e." Bald Smith, Inter
rupting Captain Jim and taking off his
"Yes, and he may bo here any min
ute," said Frank.
"Doys," continued Captain Jim, "I'll
give any man ono hundred dollars,
who'll lam him nigh onto death."
Frank Bpat on his hands, flourished
his knlfo and roared, "that's my con
tract s-blood, satisfaction, whoop."
These words were scarcely uttered
when several knocks on tho front door
sounded with startling effect
Frank Btruck n tragic attitude nnd
exclaimed with a wild laugh, "ha, ha,
ho comes, ho comes."
About the same time, Captain Tom.
having rccoverod from his fright and
finding himself not pursued, mado
bold to agntn peep In th woodshed.
After listening, he cautiously cntorcd,
lenvlng the door wide open for a hasty
tetrcat If necessary. Ho poked tho
air with his club, as he advanced, step
by stop, toward tho kitchen door, now
listening to indistinct words uttered
In tho kitchen, nnd again advancing.
"I Jost want ono look at him unbe
knownst, an' then I'll fetch him." On
reaching the door, be squinted through
the keyhole, and saw a man standing
n fow feet distant, "that's him, the
damned rascal." Captain Tom straight
ened up and seized tho door-knob with
his left hand, then looked behind. The
door was open. Tho way appeared
clear for swift retreat "Now li my
chance to get oven." Ho raised hla
club aloft with his right hnnd, then
suddenly pulled open the door.
In the meantime, Smith having
grasped a chair, exclaimed, "tho dirty
sphalpeen, come on." stationed him
self near tho front door.
Frank flourished his pistol, and
shouted, "hurrah, whoop."
Captain Jim waa also Infected with
excitement and seizing a chnlr. said.
"thU is my opportunity tew, boys,"
and stood beside Smith.
"Let us put the sthrokes on '1m out
side, an' not disgrace the houso with
his groans." whispered Bmlth.
"Let r go Gallagher, whoop!" re
pled Frank and he laughed a low de
8mlth exclaimed "come on. umocK-
ed and opened the front door and rush
d out with a yell, followed by Captain
Frank, however, did not follow them.
Ho alammed tho door shut and com
menced to laugh. Ho laughed Immod
erately, and without any Intention on
his part, and while reeling about and
holding his sides, arrived close to the
kitchen door, leading to tho shed. In
fact, he undesignedly rtood facing It
nnd looking straight at it tho very
moment Captain Tom opened It.
The sudden and most unexpected
appearanco of Captain Tom, menacing
ly holding aloft a club, was as start
ling to Frank, as Frank's villainous ap
pearance was to Captain Tom.
Frask fell back astonished, all the
'usfc tkn out of him. and Captain
Tom was so terrlflsd at Frank's ap
pearance and armament that he ejao
ulated. "hell Are," and back through
the open shed door he bolted again.
In order to exDtaln those particular
knocks on tho front door, and which
caused tho war-like "sortie" by Smith
and Captain Jim, It will bo necessary
to go back a little.
Barbara proceeded on her mission
for tho brandy, stopping now and then
to Took at tho display In somo of tho
store windows. She felt moro tbnn
usually light-hearted and gay. for sho
had four bits, the gift of Captain Jim.
which sho could call hor own. Many
things she would llko to buy for her
self, but her two llttlo sisters must
have something, too, and Annlo also.
for the child, with an nor tom-uoy
manners, neglected education and
severely practical disposition. loved
her mother and little sisters with an
She passed tho drug store. Intending
to call for the brandy on hor return.
nnd hsd looked In different windows
along First street, for something she
was thinking about, mcnnwnno soriiy
humming a few notes of somo famil
iar ditty. She was possessed of that
faculty, common to hor sex, tho facul
ty of observing nnd remomberlng
everything coming within the rango
of her vision. While stnndlng In
front of one of tho host display win
dows of a notion store, between Alder
and Washington streets, nnd thought
lessly humming a few notes or that
nunlnt nnd dellghful old melody
"Comln' Thro the Bye,' 'she noticed
n roan slowly pass, and sho noted, too,
that h was looking at her. nnd that
he at one niomont almost haltod, turn
ed, and halted again. Ho was n man
fully six feet In height, well built and
clad as a typical miner. His hair was
a dark brown, full beard, bushy eye
brows and glittering blue eyes.
He smiled and softly exclaimed,
"How did ho know my namo? Who
Is he? " Sho looked hard nt him, as
these thoughts swept through her
She waa surprised, puzzled, dura
founded. At length, recovering hor
soir, she turned full upon him and In
dignantly asked, "who air you, a-rall-ln'
Barbo-ra? You've a good deal o'
cheek my old friend," and tbon added,
"I don't know yor,"
"Yes you do," replied ho.
"Oh, do I," Bho quickly rojolnod,
"porbaps If I do, Tim, you'll lond me
a couplo o'bits, Jest tow provo It."
"I'll glvo you a couplo or bits and
more," said tho stranger smiling. "But
ray name in not Tim, it is Jack." Ho
laid particular stress on the last word.
"It may be Jonas fer all I knows,"
sho replied, "so yer kin Jest hike It"
and she turned to leave him.
"Barbara!" ho called, a tlnce or
authority in hla tone, "you roust draw
It a lltle milder with me, I want to
talk with you."
Sho flashed a defiant glanco nt him
and saucily Bald, "you're plenty o'
nerve, you have."
"And so have you, Barbara," ho ro
piled us ho kept paco bcsldu hor, "but
1 hnvo my slmro."
"Your slmro," uho oxclntmod, "oh,
it's tho hull choeso, It is, or full halt
and two quartors, nn' no flics on It
"You'ro n llttlo gay tontght," ho
then muttered to himself, "It bIiowb
sho Is not n fool anyway."
"Jest you bo off, nu don't bother
mo," Bald tho child, na sho turned
short up Washington street. "You
ohow thot you nlr a fool n follorlu' u
bit o a gnl llko mo."
"I am following you for n good rea
son. I have seen you boforo," ho said,
with a smile.
"Seen mo boforo," sho exclaimed,
then turning to him, naked "whoro?"
"Whcre Why my or" chocked
his uttornnco, "why horo In this town."
Barbara coolly survoyed him from
head to foot "Wot," sho exclaimed,
"oru In this town? Wnlkor," and turn
ed on her heel to retrace her stops.
"Barbara." Ho might her by tho
alcove and turned hor faco to him, "I
wnnt to apeak with you about your
mother and llttlo Bisters."
"Thon you Jest won't" she replied,
drawing awav rrom hlra, "you ain't af
ter no good, I'm sure"
"Don't bo a fool, child," said he, a
"I don't moan tow, so yer kin Jest
hlko It. or the fust cop I comes tew 'II
hang on tow yer collar."
"Now don't bo angry, Barbara,"
he said coaxlngly, for he saw the
child must be led, not driven, "Just
tnke a good look at mo." Ho turned
her face to him and smiled.
"I sees yor," replied the unromnntle
and undaunted little maid "yer long
shanked, fiddle hended Jackie."
Ho looked at her in pained aston
ishment, and then, standing well un
der tho light of a street lamp, a paco
or two from her, reproachfully said.
"Barbara, cannot you remember mo?"
"No." sho replied with aapertty." no,
I minds nothln. I doesn't want ter."
Sho yet failed to recognize him,
though he waa Indeed her father. Jack
His mining prospects had carried
him northward Into tho Coeur d'Aleno
country, at thnt time a wild, untottled
region of Northern Idaho.
He had written aoveral letters tn
hta wire, but not ono or them had
reached her. and or course, no word
rrom hor had reached him, and when
nbont to abandon his mining schemes,
In order to turn his anxious fcetatops
homeward, he struck it rich. It de
layed him until he sold his claim, then
hurried south and arrived in Portland
He had made some seasonable pur
chases for his family, and had ar
ranged with Smith to deliver them se
cretly, at his house In advance or bis
arrival. And then ho met Barbara, In
the manner wo have related.
Her saucy, defiant attitude caused
him to realize tho Importance of
prompt, yet kindly action. He there
upon, took rrom his pocket a small
packago deliberately unwrapped It
and lifting tho lid or a llttlo square
box. revealed a ladles' small gold
witch and chain.
8he became Interested.
Holding It to her vlow, ho at length
said slowly, "what did father promise
his little Barbara four years ago?"
The child looked up at him. A now
light dawned In her eyes. Sho then
remembored his last words, tho prom
ised watch, and gradually recalled his
voice and features, made somowhat
strange now by his heavy beard.
Hor votco trembled, "God forglvo
mo. I didn't know you." Then sho
scorned to suddenly becomo oxclted.
for sho almost shouted, "oh, dad!" nnd
flung herself In his nrms, "Ha. hn. I
knows yer now Qod lovo yer old heart.
I do, I do." Then Iho strain of hor
excitement gave way, her pent up
feelings loosened, nnd sho sobbed as
If her heart would bronk.
Clasping her llttlo form close to
him, ho gently kissed hor fnrehend
and as tho tears welled tip in his yo4
said "closo to mv heart, my poor
child, I know Barbara would be glad
to sco her old dad home again."
8he loolcod up. He saw the tcrs
streaming down hor checks, ho folt
tho convulslvo throb of her heart; he
saw tho glad expression of counte
nance; he saw tho lips movo, nnd
again stooping down, rocclved a kiss
that camo rrom the child's soul.
"And you still lovo your old dad?"
"Lor bless yer, dad." replied sho, be
tween her eobs. "I do, an' alius will.
an' says I tew mn.says, I, sometltne
wo shall sco a party wots been nfar
off, u hangln' 'bout our houio agin,
'deed wo shall."
It was arranged that Barbara should
entor tho liouso first, in order to give
her tlmo in her own way, to break the
nows of her father's return, and to
hand back to Captain Jim tho money
ko gavo her. Walker was to nipcar
some ion minutes later.
Upon arriving homo, the child turn
ed the knob of tho front door, and find
ing It locked, vigorously knocked, it
wiiB theso loud knocks which Captain
Jim and Smith bollovcd were given
by MacDonnld. So whon tho wnrrlors
sallied forth, and Frank Immediately
closed tho door upon them, they woro
In total darkness, and coming sudden
ly from light Into darkness, It appoar
ed all the more dense to them.
Barbara wad surprised, but being
accustomed to tho darkness, easily
dodged tho assailants, Watching hor
opportunity, sho picked up a bar of
ono of tho broken chairs, and struck
Smith on tho leg. It produced n
yell. It was followed by moro blows
and moro yells. Captain Jim got n
hard ono on tho leg. too, kind thon
Jbo appeared on tho scono,
smith ruBiiou uacK into inn iioubo,
followod closely by Barbara. "Enough,,
onoughl" Smith exclaimed, "shure, an'
Its the dlvll, for yees can't see it at
all. Oh. my leir. bad luck to ye."
said he ns ho limped about, in his ef
fort to escape thoao painful blown.
"Tnet's four," cxciaimea uaruara,
"git n club Annie, git or club, 1am him
with a pokor," una oho struck Smith
ukuIii. At this time Cupttun Jim, with,
u wild look, bounded into tho room,
lie was luiluwod by Joo, who shut tho
door uud proceodud to tuko off his
cout. Uuptnlu Jim gripped thu bniK
e u broken chair Willi Ills loft hand,
producing hi' pistol, determined lu
ilufuml homsolf. Ho stood oroct us
ho confronted Joo. "Drat my nklu,
yuu oulnt worrit tuo no more," ho ox
At that inomutit tho front door open
ed mid Jncli Wnlkor entered. Ilu
clusod tho door behind him uud otoud
quiuily mixing on tho ncuuu.
A IiiinIi fell over tho pnrly, broken
by Barbara, who exclaimed, "Dud, I
forgot all ur'bout It."
Annlo rucognlzed hit at onco, nnd
her laughter censed tustantly, A
dcnthly pnlior o'orsprcad hor fnuo.
What thoughts flow through hor lira In
at that Instant may only be conjec
tured. What wo d know Is, that sho
was n woman of wonderfully quick
perception, nnd it Is possible tho
thought of her surroundings may hnvo
mused u rear to coma over hor, tho
llko or which sho had novcr boforo ox
poilunrcd. And It flashed through her
mind '.hat It waa Jack, and not Cap
tain Jim, who sent Smith with tho
Chrlstmns box. She loved Jack, loved
him as a wife who Is devoted to hor
husband, nnd that lovo never faltered
through all tho year or tils abxencu.
Twlcu hn was reported dead, and onco
that be hsd abandoned his wlfa nnd
family lor another woman; but sho
would not bcllovo It, and though com
paratively young, had been tru-J to
him, faithful to her vow mado at the
altar of her wodlock. For four yoars
sho had struggled on alone to Pro
vide :or hnarelf and three helpless
children. True, hor brother Jcu wits
a source of protection, but llttlo help
she dstlved frem him, Sho was nover
without hope, always cheerful, though
oftentimes with achtng sides and
smarting eyes, and still nover a word
did sho receive from him. Her bo
iler, that he would some day return to
her and hla children had never been
for ono moment shaken. And now lit
had come. Now that he stood within
the portal or their home, without warn
ing, ror as we have seen, Barbara hud
entirely forgotten to carry out her
part of the program, at n moment,
whon tho scono presented, must no
cessarlly convey a bad Impression, an
Impression of unfaithfulness, of de
filement; tho thought of that Impres
sion dazed her. It was thorofore, with
blanched face sho at length, gasped
his name, "Jack," and atnggorcd to
Ho stopped hor with a slow, but
meaning gesture of hla right hand,
while hla other pressed tightly
against hla left breast, as though
something hurt htm there. Ills stern,
dignified appearance awod even that
wayward child, Barbara, Into allenco.
It was at this dramatic Juncture,
that Captain Tom thrust his head lu
tho still open kitchen door, menacing
ly flourished his club, and shouted out
In thu profound stillness of the room,
"I'm a llvo corpus, yet. yer bloodthlsty
villain, shoru I am. Come out." No
answer to his challenge bolug mndo,
he was about to net on tho offensive,
when his oyo rostod on Walker. Hn
was surprised at seeing a atrangur
thoro and all sllont boforo him, hut
bis surprise quickly gave way to
amaxement on recognizing his old
friend, and he Impulsively ejaculated,
"snags a-boomln Its Jack, ox snare
ez I'm n kicker. Ho bad known
Whlker Intimately ror n number of
yours nnd whon Jack loft to try his
luck at mining. Tom would not be
llevo ho over Intended tn dosort his
family, nnd so stoutly did ho enter
tain thnt belief thnt for tho space of
throe years of Jack's abisncn any ono
hinting "desertion," met with tho He
direct, and an Invitation to -fight tin
lorn Immediately retracting tho
ralumny. But tho fourth year shook
Captain Tom's f.ilth In Jack's ruttirn.
Tho situation had begun to take on
n serious form by tho sudden appear
nncn of Wnlkor. who was n mun of
prompt nrllon. Fortunately, howovor,
Captain Tom's exclamntlnn of amaze
ment hnd the effect of starting a thaw
In tho frigidity of Walkers demeanor.
Jnck hnd confided his drslro that
they, tho Webbs, keep nn oyo on
Annie and the children during his nb-
rence. His misgivings were allayed
somo by roolng Nan there, and hla
ores rested on Smith, nnd upon Joo.
his wlfo's brother, surely all or a ro-
Yot. there stood that villainous look
Ing stranger (Frank) armed with
deadly weapons, nnd the hair fright
oncd old man. a stranger too.
What could it all mean? Ills face
began to ta?o on a troubled look, nnd
then Annlo annealed to him. In a low
nnd tender voice, full of pathos, "Jack,
Jack, don't think ovil or me. Don't
deny mo, alter all these years, or my
heart will break." Words wrung
fron a young, high spirited and hand
In that appeal, titUred Is tones that
went straight to his heart, ho saw por
trayed, her life, unblemished nnd do
voted to him. Ho stretched forth his
arm nnd oxclntmod. "Annlo, my dar
ling." In another Instant thoy woro
folded In each other's embrnco, Bar
bara suddenly commenced to exocuto
n 1'hnrt.ilAwn ' nt wlilfh utm wna ntiltn
an adept, and gleefully sang, "Ilum-a-turn
tlddy, 0,' Jack's got tho wlddy,
O'," thon rusbod Into tho bodroom to
toll hor two llttlo slstors the good
Whllo tho handshaking and congrat
ulations woro going on, Captain Jim
quietly utolo away, unporcolved,
through tlfe wood shod. Ho and tho
Webbs novor spoak now, ho firmly ho
llovlng It was their purpose to victim
Izo him out of a consldoranjo sum or
monoy. Ho nover Inquired uftor lied
"Jest' drop tho hul blsnoBS, an' be
llovo mysolf lucky In gotlln' out'n Iho
breakers wltlioui much hurt. I sVqd
NI1W COALINU STATION.
Admiral Dewey Itccontmsnd One for
, Dutch Harbor, Alaikti,
Washington, May 7. Adinlrnl
Dowoy, nn pionldoiil of tho (lufiornt
Hoard, linn mndo n report to Hocrotnry
Moody, rocomiuondliiK tho Immodlatn
estnhllRliiuuiit of n conlltiK, Mutton nt
Dutch Hnrlior, Alnskn, nnd thu oroo
tlon thoro of n coal depot with nn
Initial capacity of C.000 tons', Thn es
timated cost of thu work Is about V,
000. TIid money Is now nvallalilo. Ho
llovlng that tho estnhllHlimeiit of n
coal depot nt thin strntoKlu point will
strengthen tho Unltod Htntcs on tho
Pacltlo Const, thu l'rosldent has hear
tily approved the plan, nnd prelimin
ary steps In tho work hnvo huoii tnkuit
Dutch Harbor is located on ono or
thu Aleutlnn Islands, nnd Is on thu di
rect commercial routo botwoou tho
porta of Hohrlng Hen and Southern
Alnskn nnd the l'aclfla Coast or thn
United States. It Is also In tho lino of
stciimnhlpa passing through tho Unl
mak, I'nss, most or which mnko Dutch
Hurbar n port of call. Its tiso nn n con I
depot slto wns first recommended by
Itenr-Admlrnl Bradford, Chief of thu
Bureau or Equipment. His recom
mendation wns referred to thn (Ion
oral Bonn), mid Is now nbotit to bo
executed nccordlug to his plans.
Dutch Harbor will form the fifth
In thn chain of coal depots along tho
l'nclllc Const, which will begin nt Han
Dlegn and Include Han Francisco, I'u
got Hound and Hltka, Honolulu Is tho
sixth In tho chain, and Guam probably
may b added to tho list
I'IRU LOSS A niLLION.
A Largs Phl!adlptila Warehouic '.Is an
Philadelphia, May 27. Fire this
evening In the building of tho Front
Street Warehouse Company caused n
loss estimated at fl.000.000. Tho
building which wns three stories high
on Front street and Are In tho rear,
with two aub-collnrs, containing mer
chandise or a goncral character. Ono .
floor wns packed solidly with matting
nnd thcro was 1S00 rolls of car pot, COO
barrols of molasses, a carload of
wines, and other liquors, a carload of
matches and much machinery.
Everything In tho building was de
stroyed olthor by fire or water.
Tho tiro startod In the basement
and wns not discovered until tho cen
ter of tho first floor was In flamoa.
Tho character of the goods In the
building mndo !t nn ensy prey to tho
flames, and the whole structure was
soon ablaze. The contents of tho
building wero owned by many firms
and individuals, and It Is not known
tonight what amount of Insurance,
UNIONS DON'T UNDUR5TAND.
Energy Must flo t'rojxrlyJDIrtcUd ir
They Would Live. ""
Chlcsgo. May 27. Claronro S. Dnr
row, who was chief counsol for the
minors In tho recont arbitration grow
Ing out of tho strike In tho anthracite
coal fields, dollvorod nn ' nddrosn to
tho Henry George Association here
today on tho "Perils of Trades Un
ionism." Tho general (ono of his talk
wns thnt "Inbor unions do not under
stand tho principles upon which they
aro foundod nnd along which they
must work If they uro to contlnuo In
cxlstonco." Ho snld In part:
"Men catch trado unionism, specu
lation, combination, ns they cntch the
measles or thn mumps. Capital has
caught tho fover of combination until
It has gono mad over corporations nnd
trusts. I.tkewleo, labor has caught
tho fever of trndo unionism and with
out knowing what It moans or real
izing how it mny bo of renl scrvlco to
tho world, has turned Its power nnd
enorgy In tho direction of building up
organizations. "Unless this force is turned to po
litical power or substantial mrllioils
for hollering Industrial conditions thon
nil this groat movement roust bo for
Grtal Irrigation Dam.
Washington, Mny 27. The Geolog
ical Survoy has poparod a model or
tho extonslvo dam to ho constructed
on Salt rlvor, AC miles abovo I'hoenlx,
Ariz. This dnm will be among thn
first nnd ulso nmomr tho largest irri
gation enterprises to bo undortnkon
uy tha uovornmont under tho now law.
Tho exact proportions of tho dnm aro
188 foot thick nt tho bnso, 830 foot
long nt tho top and 2C0 foot high. It
wilt contain ll.COO.OOO cubic foot of
masonry. Tho rosorvolr to bo con-
Btructcd will (rnln over C000 square
uiiiua oi territory.
Butchery By Turks,
London, Mny 27. Tho Sofia corros-
pondont of tho Morning Loader tele
graphs that tho Macedonian commit
too roports that tho Tmks havo burn
od tho village of Banltznl, nenr Soros,
Only 48 of tho COO InhnbltnniH os
enped and many womon and Rlrls
woro outraged nnd murdered Jrart.
tholr bodies cast into the water.