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"That means that the enemy will eon- verge on Amood Sim's capital," 1 said. "Yes," said Tabal; "wouldst thou have them victorious without reaping the fruits of victory?" A brilliant idea flashed upon me. "Let tw go to Amood's capital also," I said. "I would fain meet the man on the black horse again." "And be cloven In two for thy pains," returned Tabal quickly. "Thou shouldst see us embrace like brothers." Tabal glanced at me with the old expression of incredulity and jumped to his feet, saying we must saddle Up aud get to the green valleys and rushing streams that were ahead. I woe in his hands and could not dissent. We had traveled slowly for perhaps two hours round the shoulders of bluffs and about crags and rocks and on the brink of dizzy precipices and over rubbly hills, when all at once we came upon a spot of such verdurous beauty it might have been the veritable garden of Eden, It lay in a deep depression walled about by cliffs save at ouo corner, where there was a narrow gatelike opening. As soon as we sighted it Tabal, Who suspected it might be inhabited, whispered me to remain quiet and slipping from his horse went stealthily forward and peered over the breastwork of rock in front of us. Returning with gestures for silence he took charge of the horses and I went softly to spy. Climbing the parapet I looked cautiously down the other side, and there to my amazement was Ahmed, the son of Koor Ali, sleeping like a cherub. Motioning to Tabal to remain still I ram quickly to the entrance, went in, and then crept along the base of the rock, intending to give Ahmed a fine surprise. Reaching him on tiptoe, I tickled him under the chin •with my finger. He sprang up as if I had pierced him with a spear, a moving spectacle of ferocity and fear, and drew his dagger, which was his sole weapon. "Put up thy dagger, Ahmedl" I said. "1 am surely thy friend." "Thou art no friend," he returned savagely. "A man does not spit on his friend. Thou hast cast the rinsings of thy foul mouth into my face a disgrace, for which thy blood will atone. I will fight thee where thou standest, dagger to dagger, but I will not let thee call thyself my friend." With that he wrapped his torn mantle about his left arm as a sort of shield, and put himself in n posture of defense. "Let it be quick," he hissed. "Stand not dallying as thou wert afraid of thy fair skin." "What thou sayest is impossible," I answered, drawing myself up just enough to show I was not hsU back by fear. "It •would be a sin in me .to fight thee. Thou art in the midst of grievous misfortune." "Thou art right," he said. "But I will bear my grief as becometh a man and desire not any sympathy at thy hand. I was eager to meet thee alone, and, lot here thou art,and wo will flght." "We will not fight," I returned. "Thou art famished with hunger and weak from fatigue and would be at a sore disadvantage. I will give tbee a share of my food; it is not much, but it will strengthen thee, aud when thou hast eaten thou shult rest undisturbed. If after that thou be of a mind to fight, I may gratify thee. Meantime put up thy dagger." He kept his blazing'eyes on me for the space of perhaps half a minute, then sullenly thrusting the dagger into his girdle he threw himself on the ground without a word. Tabal came down with the horses and the dates, and Ahmed was Invited to eat. Ho accepted the invitation with an ill grace and a lowering glance at me. But he was In my power, aud I would not let his petu- lence or Ingratitude irritate me. "If thou wilt sleep now," I said when he had finished our dates, "I promise thee no harm shall come to thee." "I am in need of no more rest," he answered gruffly. "Concerning this quarrel, then," I said, "which you choose to make between us" "It was thou put disgrace on me," he growled. "It was not intended as such, Ahmed," I said. "I did but jest in putting water4u thee." "Nay; by my faith, it was no jest," he returned sharply. "It was done in ignorance of the customs of thy country," I explained humbly. He appeared to sway for a moment between two opinions. "What sayest thou r" ho asked, turning suddenly to Tabal. "Thou art of my own nation and not ignorant, like this infidel, Thlnkcst tbou the Christian meant dishonor in casting water in my lacet" "Hadst thou cost water in hla face," said Tabal, with the grave impartiality of a fudge, "I would say thou hfuutt meant him dishonor. But he acted not in malice; but, as be sayetb, In Ignorance. Think what that meanethl Peradventure If thou wert to visit the Christian's country thy ignorance should betray thee into error." This lucid reasoning seemed to weigh with Ahmed, "It may be tbou speakest the truth," be said, turning to me, "I will so take it. Only remember that, if tbou put disgrace again upon mo, wittingly or unwittingly, I will kill thee on the •pot." "I am warned and agree," I replied, "and now what news host thou of the defeatr" "The worst that tongue can tell. The troops of Abou Kuram are scattered as chaff in the wind, and my father is dead, as tbou kuowest. liut his death shall uot he unavenged. A HOD llveth after him. Look you here. The'man on the black horse Is a mighty warrior, but I wi.ll slay him If he were the very devil hlmsell and I had to bunt htm to the ends of the earth. I have •worn It, and that which I swear I will do." It was useless to argue, so I held my peace. For awhile he sat In silent anger, bin band clutching the hilt of his dogger, his blailug eyes on the ground, liut, looking up aud finding Tabal aud me watching, he rose, shook himself, tossed bis bead proudly and began to talk as If be had never known a grief. All this time our horses were feeding on the rich grass with such relish as ouly Arab* escaped from the desert can know. I •aw Tabal looking thoughtfully at their •welling aides as if be were concerned about the matter. "Are thy slue troubling thee that tbou »rt «o solemn, good Tabalf" I said. "By the holy prophet, ulns enough have I to trouble me," he answered. "Yet it won BOt of them I was thinking, Look you how these horses swell. If we were to be pursued, where would be their wliulf Let iu take them whero thu grans is less sweeti" "Thou epeukeut wisely," 1 replied. "Lei a* go." ( put Ahmed ou my mare by way of cementing our frleudHhlp, aud tbeu 'fatal iu- aisled I should rlile his home, "I have thu Kuat's pleasure iu climbing," be remarked, " 'Twill be but a noNtlwe to lue," "Kay, way, Tubal," I aulrt, "I wtyl uot oouiient to anything of the sort. I am more of a mountain child than thou art. I could scramble with delight over rooks, the mere look of which would, make the giddy. jUe- sides thy Wound l§ worse than Mine. Mount, my (rlehd, and let us be off." "Nay, not while 1 have two feet to walk and thou but one whole leg," he answered. "Tabal, do not put me to the trouble ot hoisting thee by the back of thy heok and the wide part of thy.breeches. Up With thee, Not a word more. Am I not leader, and shall I not be obeyed f" Tabal laughed loudly, and declaring I wag making him as the grandmother of a hundred children leaped Into the saddle. At first our path was no more than a fox's trail running a devious and dizzy course round the base of great rocks and along the brow of beetling crags, and at times so steep that the riders had to dismount and almost hoist their horses by the bridle reins. Then suddenly the aspect of the place changed, and we found ourselves in a sort of level dip several miles in extent and giving one the impression of having been hollowed out by the hand of man. "We must go warily," said Tabal. "Perchance we are not alone," When he spoke, we were winding among a confused moss of bowlders, momentarily expecting to debouch upon the open space or plateau. I was stumbling on behind, my eyes on the ground for the greater safety ot my neck, when all at once I heard strange voices, and looking up saw a down men about Tabal and Ahmed, some pulling at the bridles and others dancing about in a disquieting manner with spears and matchlocks. It required no wizard to explain the situation. They were Bedouins, and we were prisoners. "Whence come ye anfl whither go ye?" demanded a man who appeared from his air of authority to be the chief. "We are fugitives from the battle of Which my lord has doubtless heard," answered Tabal. who was coolest of us three, "We have lost all." "Nay, by my father's honor, that isaliel" said the Bedouin. "Ye have here two as good horses as ever blessed a man's sight. Yet there is truth In what thou hast said, for presently ye shall be without them. Take these horses, Saba, and get ye down, my friends," addressing Tabal and Ahmed. "And thou step beside them," turning to me, "so that we may see if ye be worth stripping. Torn and ragged," he remarked, examining us like a Jewish pawnbroker's assistant. "Yet methinks these garments may be worth having. Mohammed," he called out, with his band on my shoulder, "take this fellow and leave him naught but the skin God gave him. By my sword, 'tis more than he deserveth." "He may strip my dead body," I said, stepping quickly bock and pulling my pistol, "but not a stitch shall he have while I breathol" "Sayest thou sof" laughed the chief. "I have spoken," I answered. "And, by that baby face of thine, thou hast spoken bravely," returned the Bedouin. "If thy deeds equal thy words, thou art n comrade worth having. Mohammed, tbou umyest leave him his clothes as well as his skin. Heaven hath been gracious of late, and each man may in the meantime carry his own garments. It will be a convenience. Aud now, my men, 'tis time to eat and drink. Let us join our companions, for by this time the feast will be ready." They took the horses and marched on, we three walking, carefully guarded, in their midst. At their rendezvous, in a smaller opening higher up the mountain, we found preparations iu progress for the feast of which the chief had spoken. Fires were blazing, meat was roasting and cakes were burning among the nshes, and while the cooks were busy others were laying out supplies of coffee, sherbet and tobacco— things you would not see in a Bedouin encampment ottener than once in a lifetime. There were also many horses and a drove of camels, besides bundles of dresses and various other articles of merchandise, all testifying to the exceptional luck of the band iu Its recent enterprises. When we arrived the cooking WM held to be done, aud the company, numbering at least 200, squatted to eat, Tabal, Ahmed and myself being ordered to join. Iu appreciation, as be said, of my brave words, the chief did me the honor of keeping me close to himself, and we But down beside the carcass of a gazelle which had been routed whole. As usual at such merrymakings decency was thrown to the winds. Every man had a wolf's appetite aud took a wolf's ready method of appeasing it. The chief opened the proceeding by thrusting his hand down thu gn/.elle'a mouth and tearing out its half raw tongue. Taking a huge bite himself, lie wjuc-Kted me to follow bin example. "Bite," he wiiil, 1./; :' ,,; i 1 ..,. • „,, piece of fleHh to iny i. •' 'n. ' the'prophet's uinlr, mnt. . such n nwevt muitiul nn.'ur . Thou wilt not!" he excb.inu-ii h ,, i . •wok in "'1 hen i» iity !••.!>• <•• to cry out era thou bust more to otter n. Come ye hither," he called to Tabal mid Ahmed, who were a little distance off. "Come ye hither and bite. Hal ye know how to drive the fangs," as they compiled, "What ailetb the other dogf" "Defeat lleth heavy on his stomach, Suleiman," put lu ouo of his comrades, with a laugh. "Perchance, Aud el Mnhsln," returned Sulelnmu. "Nevertheless the rogue shall eat. It in my humor. Perdition to him, what is he that he should cross my purposef Come near, thou dog, and bite," hu addttl, addressing me. "Bite, or by our holy religion I will crush it down thy throat with the shaft of my upear. Nay, I may even widen the p«wage with the point." "My lord," I replied lu my humblest and most respectful manner, "I hare already eaten and have no appetite." "No appetite for such as that, tbou mongrel curl Thy vile stomach knowethuut what is good. Hud I eaten a 9-year-old uauiul, yet would I find appetite for mich sweet bread as that, I say to thee, stick thy teeth In It." I might have persisted in wy refusal, for the look of thu thing slokraed me, but ju»t then my eye caught Tabal'a, which gave we it hiuty hut varuent admonition. 801 bit ut the outer edge whwe th» m*at WM best done. "A dainty bite, by my saber blU," cried Suleiuiau. " 'Twas hut a pretense. Open thy Jaws and try again, as tbou valuestihy welfare. That is better. 80, BO," u« laughed. "Now thou shalt drink, iny merry one. Tomorrow morning I may find it In any heart to five thee to the auu to react aud to* vul- tunw tu eat, but today thou »h»lt fare a* If thou wert a brother. Take that," and he held up a goblut of coffee. "If tbou say not It U the rarest mocha, I will tell thue to thy pretty face thou art a seaudulouu Hur." 1 tlruuk, and thu coffee was good, so good Unit wy Up* umuekuU of their own accord. "llu, hul my gtueellu hutU the right ttwte in his mouth y«t," orieJ biiluluiuu. "That in from thu store of our bolovud frleml uuil brother A uiuml Sinn, Thou muyevt Intro beard of him, Ho lu uit unfortunate sun of Ibhnmel, hut u right good judge of coffee. Yut in It uot belter Hum hlu bhorbut, which dtllghtuth thu boul an the smile of thu houripF Amood Bluu is a man of uu- UwflUmllug. IJe gpeth forth to battle awl leaveth his good things to the needy. My blessings on him. May the holy prophet give him the bliss of paradise"— taking a draft of sherbet. "It grieveth my heiirt to think that Yumen Yusel and that devil on the black horse will be drinking his wine and dividing his wives so soon. Take a cup of his sherbet, my gazelle. Hal that is good. Thou smackest thy lips again. Now thou shalt have another bite," and, the tongue having by this time disappeared, he seized the carcass and tore »' hind leg off. He held it toward me, and I, remembering Tabul's admonishing look, made a feint of biting greedily. "Nay, not alll By iny faith, not alll" cried Suleiman. "Abd el Mahsin, seest thou this? He who a moment ago would not put tooth on a tongue is now ready to devour an entire limb. He will be asking for a whole carcass next. Yet he shall eat; yea, eat and drink," turning to me again. "Yonder is the desert that will bring my gay one's sides together in emptiness," So saying he pushed the mass of meat against my mouth and laughed uproariously because I showed symptoms of choking. But now that I was docile the diversion of coercing me was at an end, and so, letting me eat as I pleased, he centered his attentions on himself, Never surely did man regale himself with such desperate energy. Nor was he alone in his voracity, for the entire baud laid to in such an exhibition of ravening as the civilized cannot imagine. Whole carcasses disappeared as mouthf uls, and whero one minute there WM meat enough to furnish a score of butchers' shops the next there was only a heap of bones piled for the wolf and the hyena. Tobacco and huge drafts of coffee and sherbet followed. Then the gormandized camp lay down to sleep off. f ts surfeit, the sentries alone remaining alert and unde- bauched. They would get their share later. When we rose again, there was no longer any hilarity. The festivities were over, and the festive spirit gave place to one strictly concerned with business. Men who had laughed riotously at the feast were grim and bard faced, and among the grimmest of the lot was the erstwhile jocular Suleiman. He looked indeed as if he had never learned how to smile, and I noticed his curt orders were obeyed with a silent alacrity that told of an authority which would brook neither questioning nor insubordination. The saddling up was done so quietly that you would not have heard us a hundred yards off, and so quickly that In an hour after the first order was given we were in a breakneck gorge a mile from the resting place. By express .in junction Tabal and I rode our own horses by the bridle of Suleiman, while Ahmed was accommodated by the rein of Abd el Mahsin. Though there was no path save such as could bo picked among broken ravines and craggy watercourses aud up and down breathless steeps, the progress was swift, for Bedouin horses leap and dodge and climb with the agility of goats. In trying moments when we three strangers were demonstrative from fear of our necks we were admonished to silence with the butt end of a spear and so learned to hold our peace and look death in the face. By nightfall, after a ride that recklessly tore and jolted the soundest joints and bones, we emerged from the range on a level dip on one of the spurs overlooking the plain to the west. Here we halted for supper, which was stealthily prepared and silently eaten; for the need of concealment had come. As soon as the meal was over, Suleiman and Abd el Mahsin held a brief but animated consultation, the result of which was an immediate order to mount and march. By daybreak we were at the mouth of a steep and narrow defile that issued on a piece of green sloping down to the plain, and here we rested in the shadow of some tall precipices, I managing to snatch perhaps j&n hour of sleep. The t^ist was blocing in all the glory of crimson aud gold, when some one prodded me vigorously in the ribs, and I leaped up to find the company tightening girths for the roiid. Tabal, who insisted on being at once brother and servant to me, had niy mare ready by my side. I had just time to take the rein when Suleiman gave the order to mount, and, like one man, the baud sprang into the saddle. At starting we divided, Abd el Mahsin, with Ahmed and the necessary guard, going southward with the captured horses and camels and other booty, and Suleimnn and the rest of us striking out to thu northwest. Before parting I managed to get a word with Ahmed. "We may never meet again, Ahmed," I said, "and I wish to assure thee I am thy friend. Should you make thy way buck toAboii Kiiram, as I trust thou wilt, tell him I shall uot forget his kindness, and thai I commend to him the sou of the valiant Koor All." "It shall be done asthou deslrest," he an- •wored. "One thing more I would beseech of you," I added, "and it is this-tbat If thou fall in with the man on the black horse thou wilt not fight with him nor provoke him." "I will slay him," returned Ahmed fiercely. "Nay, Ahmed, tempt htm uot lest he slay tbee," I said. "As for avenging the death of thy father, thou canst not right the wrongs of battle. Koor All fell like « gallant soldier. Lay that to thy heart. Farewell." "Farewell," answered Ahmed. "I wilt think of what thou hast aald." And we parted, I turning to pressing interest* of my own. It was easy to see from the demeanor of Suleiman aud his men that something big waa In the wind, aud presently an inkling of Its character was conveyed in a wbiiper that we were bound for Amood Sinn's palace. The band swelled with elation, for the prospect WM glorious, but they held their peace, and our march was an the march of the arjny of the dead. [TO UK CONTINUED.] | Won by an AinertoaBt PARIS, May 7.— Theone-uillo Imudioap Uoyolo row here was wou by Crook, an American, _ 8PARK6 FROM_THE WIRES. The difference* between the hulrs and executors of If, T. Burnuiu'n estate have been uiutcubly nettled. The jury lu thu trial of Banker Shove at Bheboyguu, NVU., wn» dUubargud, having bo«u unublulo ngreo. IB thu lowu High School ub»uulatloii contorts ut Algouu, Will GtUbrulth won the oruturluul prise ttud Nellie flick thu ilrumutlo. John W. 1'oel, one of thu orguntiuru »t the «tatu of Arkuuius, U dead, Hprlngtluld, ilu., is lu'vimriug to send a curlotitl of provision* to Coxoy'w urtuy. Lehman's Opuru Uoute building at Hlg- gluavlllii, Mo., WttB burued, outlining u Colonel W. U. P. Uruoklurldgu opunuil hit immpulKii ut Lexington, Ry., Sutur- uuy uud wiw uivuu uu ovation. I'TLOOK IN CONGRESS. The Compromise Tariff Bill Will Receive Attention. MAY LENGTHEN SENATE SESSIONS, Content Over Ailmlsiloti of Now Wo«lc« HM Assumed < Party Aspect— tToiiM Will Consider tfavnt and Indian Aiipro prlatlon lllllR— Several feature* of ICcon* oiny Inaugurated by Chairman Holinnn, WASHINOTON, May 7.— This week will in all probability witness some interesting developments in the tariff discussion. The armistice arranged on Friday will end Tuesday, if not continued by agreement, and the debate, which was interrupted on Friday in tho midst of one ol Mr. Quay's sentences, to allow the Democrats to arrange their compromise, will be resumed if the compromises shall prove to havij progressed HO fur as to admit of the introduction of the amendments proposed. With tho nmr.n'linpnts once in tlu senate, it will bo intonating to observe tho program of tho Republicans. The Democrats have believed if they could eccure a bill which would insure the support of 43 senators- the Republicans would yield after n formal and business like protest against the changes and they have assured the Republican tariff leaders that the compromise bill will hav« the support of 43 Democratic senators, tc say nothing of the assistance they hop* to secure from the Populists. Slay I.rngthcn Unity Sculonn. The week will probably demonstrate what credence the Republican eenatort give to this statement, and develop thcii plans in case it be verified. It is understood if, when the compromise bill h once before the senate, the Republicans do not show a disposition to discuss Hi merits upon lines laid down by the Democratic m:inng<:rs, they will make an effort to expedite business by lengthening the hours of the daily sessions and by curtailing the liberties of debate now en- joyedj , This policy was curtly intimated in 'the 'reply made by Senatoi Harris to an inquiry as to whether the present hours would be observed aflei Tuesday. "Yes," he replied, "until we move tot longer." The Republicans will resist an effort of this character, and when it is made some unwritten speeches may be expected. Tho only set speech so far announced for the week is one by Senator Hoar on Tuesday. The present week in the house promises to £ive opportunity for another effort to admit New Mexico to statehood, for a sharp contest over purchasing a new site for the government printing office and then for a consideration of the remaining items in the appropriation bill on the calendar — naval, Indian and agricultural. The contest over admission of New Mexico hus assumed a party aspect, aa Delegate Joseph of New Mexico aud others interested in the measure, regard the prospective state as surely Democratic. This may be offset somewhat by an effort to admit Oklahoma, which is regarded as a proipMtive Republican state. It is expected. that the naval appropriation bill wHl be reached on Wednesday, and Chairman Cummings of the naval committee thinks one day will be sufficient for the consideration and passage of the measure, fnere is the chance, however, that an animated controversy may arise over recent naval armor plate frauds. The naval bill contains tew items of general Interest, no new battle ships being' authorized, and the appropriations being restricted mainly to the current needs of the naval service. The Indian appropriation bill will consume tho latter part of the week. Chairman Holman, who reported it, has inaugurated several features of economy which reduce the total of the bill about f l,OOii,(H>0 below the totals of previous years. This promises to bring out sharp comment. Representative Wilson (Wash.) is prepared to maintain that economy should uot be carried to the extent of crippling tho Indian service. Mr. Wilson will present ouo amendment of a semi-political character, providing that no appointments as Indian agents shall be made except from boua lido residents of tho states or territories within which the Indian agencies aro located. H« will urgo this as a practical application of the home rule plank of the Chicago platform. Mr, Wilson says the discussion of tho bill will bo so thorough that it cunuot be pawed within a week. Thin program will probably keep the houso busy throughout the week. If, however, tho Indian bill is disposed of easier than oxpectod. the agricultural appropriation bill will consume tho balance of the week. The most important coiumitteo work of the week will bo the reporting of the legislative aud judicial appropriation bill, which U the last of tbo groat appropriation bills. Will II* »u Imnuvluy WASHINGTON, Mtiy 7, —The immi grntiuu congross which .iwsemblon in Augusta, Oa., on May 80, will bo au Imposing osnein bingo, No particular sub- jooU will be osnigutxl to the governors nor tho delegates, Tho oonforono* will bo a mutual one of omiuout suieatUU, geologlnta, inuimfacturero, farmer*, railroad managers tutd governors of aUtev to coiwubr tbo sanitary environment, lahutrul deposits, manufacturing oap- (ibilitios, Agricultural rw>ouroc«, lui provtMl transportation ami (he gouoraJ wclt'uro of tliu uouthuru atutoa. Wutturu Uruvrorn WASHINGTON, May T.—ttepnweututlvat Lockwuod, Truooy uud other Now York meiuuttni ure closuly watching thu barloy itoin of (Uu turiS bill aud ttro relying tualuky QD Beuutoi- Murphy's familiarity with the browing bunluaati to suouw mi urruugfujout of tUu barley auhtxUilo mitl* factory to Now York. Tho Now York brcwurs dj'UAv thoir supply of btirloy from tbo grout urojn of Canada, aud, with u uominul duty, tlt« we«twn men u piwjHict ol cuuimumliuK Uu brewery business of the country. Eat the westerners, particularly those centered at Milwaukee, Ht. Louis and Cin cionati, draw their supplies mainly from American farmers and can get along without the low duty barley of Canada, VVith the Canadian crop kept oat by » high duty, the westerners have a prospect of commanding the market. The western men were well satified with th° high rate of 40 per cent fixed in the senate bill, but now the eastern men are at work to bring the rate down aud they will succeed. ul AuMioriticx to Pass in It. WASHINGTON, May 7.—Tho question ol obscenity in the Breckinridge trial will be passed upon by the postal authorities. The ?tory of the trial, as told in book form, has been submitted to Postmaster General Bissell by Postmaster Hessing of Chicago, with a request to pass upon the question ot violating the law. T» Grant Right of Way. WASHINGTON. May 7,—Senator Allen Introduced a bill granting to the Eastern Nebraska & Gnlf Railway company right of way through the Omaha and Winnebago Indian reservation in the state of Nebraska. WORK OF WIND AND HAIL Saturday's Storm Wait More Wldesprentf Than at Flrnt Reported. CHICAGO, May 7.—Dispatches received show that Saturday's storm was more widespread thnn at first reported. At Fairbury. Ills., great trees, fences and weak structures wey levelled to the ground. Signs in the business part ot the town were torn loose and hurled over the glass fronts. The front of A. R. Chapman's agriculture warehouse wns entirely blown out and some of the stock injured. Great damage was done in the vicinity of Aurora, Ills. Maine Station, near Albi, la., was visited by a cyclone and heavy hail, which caused much damage. One woman -was so badly injured that she died. Over a dozen houses were blown down and much damage done to fruit and small grain. In the vicinity of Cerro Gordo, Ills., the wind assumed the proportions of a small cyclone, tearing roofs from houses and extensively damaging others. At Sheffield, Ills, the rains caused the roofs over the entrances of many mines to cave in, closing the mines and stopping work temporarily. From Ladora, la., it is reported,a waterspout and hailstorm occurred, entirely destroying early garden stuff anil doing great damage to corn and wheat. At Brooklyn, the loss of glass in dwellings will amount to several thousand dollars. Several thousand people were painfully Injured by the hail. Crops are badly damaged, and considerable stock killed. Propone to Operate at All Hazards. TRINIDAD, Colo., May 7.—All the mines in this district aro closed down, with the exception of Sopris, at which place about 1'iO men are still at work. Trouble has been anticipated at this mine, and about 50 deputies are on dnty. General Manager Kebter of the Fuel company is here, and has announced that the comvany proposes to operate the Sopris and L r wind mines at all hazards, hut that if the Engle miners did not return to work immediately, that plant wordd be closed down for the summer. It is expected that the Grey Creek minors will go to work, although this has not yet been definitely settled. Chief Sargent Oppiwen • Strike. TERRE HAUTE, May 7.—The oxocutivo committee and board of grand trustees of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen will, at the call of Grand Master Sargent, meet in this city next Wednesday. The most important matter for the consideration of the grand executive board will be the Chicago and Eastern Illinois wage controversy in which Chief Sargent decided against a strike, although the firemen by an almost unanimous vote had voted to strike. Many Narrow Escapes And Thrilling Incidents CHARACTMUZIt A YANKEE IN GRAY And make it one of tho most stirring stories over written by M. QUAD Tlutt master of tho story toiler's art. H is Copyrighted and lllus- trutuil and will be priuHetl iu serial form IN THIS PAPER Wotk tot Gnrter's Army. SALT LAKE, May 7.—W. H. Remington, who returned from Pocatello, said he was authorized to state that Kilpatrick and Collins, the railroad contractors at Beatrice, Neb., will furnish employment for every member of Carter's army camped near here. The tnetj who number over 4UO will be paid f 1.50 per day. ttnnk Wrecker In Jail. SAN FRANCISCO, May 7.—B. H. McDonald, Jr., who is accused of having wrecked the Pacific bank aud the People's Home Savings bank of this city, both of which institutions he wns vio< president, is in jail, charged with th< felonous embezzlement of $20,000 of th« funds ot the Pacific bank, Skin Eruptions and similar annoyances are caused by an impure blood, which will result in a more dreaded disease. Unless removed, slight impurities will develop into Scrofula, Eczema, Salt Rheum and other serious results of Bad Blood I have for some time been a sufferer from a severe blood trouble, for which I took many remedies that did mo no good. I have now taken (our bottles of with the most wenderful results Am enjoying the best health 1 ever knew, have gained twenty pounds and my friends say they never saw me as well. I am feeline quite like a new man. JOHN S. EDELIN, Government Printing Office. Washington, D, C. Our Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed free to any address. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO,, Atlanta, Ga. 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