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UPPER MQ1NES! AliGONA lOW A, WEBNlBPAY NOV^MB^R % 1898 A Brave Coward. By Robert Louis Stevenson. CHAPTER V.—(Continued) "Miss Huddlestone " I was beginning to interrupt him when he, in turn cut In brutally: ' "You hold your tongue," says he; "I am speaking to that girl." "That glri, as you call her, Is my wife," said I, and my wife only leaned a little nearer, so that I knew she had affirmed my words. "Your what?" he cried. "You lie!" "Northmour," I 8a id, "we all know you have a bad temper, and I am the last man to be irritated by words. For all that I propose that you'speak lower, for I am convinced that we are not alone." He looked round him, and it was plain my remark had in some degree sobered his passion. "What do you mean?" ho asked. I only said one word. "Italians." He swore a round oath and looked at tis from one to the other. "Mr. Cassilis knows all that I know," eald my wife. "What I want to know," he broke out, "is where the devil Mr. Cassilis comes from, and what the devil Mr. Oassilis is doing here. You say you are married; that I do not believe. If you were, Graden Floe would soon divorce you; four minutes and a half. Cassilis, I keep my private cemetery for my friends." "It took somewhat longer," said I, "for that Italian." He looked at: me for a moment half daunted^ and then, almost civilly, asked me to tell my story. "You have too much the advantage of me, Cassilis," he added. I complied, of course, and he listened, with several ejaculations, while I told him how I had come to Graden; that it was I whom he had tried to murder on the night of the landing; and what I had subsequently seen and heard of the Italians. "Well," said he, when'I had done, "it is here at last; there is no mistake about that, and what, may I ask, do you propose to do?" "I propose to stay with you and lend a hand," said I. "You are a brave man," he returned, •with a peculiar intonation. "I am not. afraid," said I. "And so," he continued, "I am to understand that you two are married?? And you stand up to it before my face, Miss Hud'dlcstone?" "We are not yet married," said Clara, "but we shall be as soon as wo can." "Bravo!" cried Northmour. "And the bargain?" D it, you're not a fool, young woman; I may call.a spade with you. How about the bargain-? You know as well as I do what your father's life depends upon. I have only to put my hands under my coat-tails and walk away, and his throat would be cut before the evening." "Yes, . Mr. Northmour," returned Clara, with great spirit; "but that is what you will never do. You made a bargain that was unworthy of a gentleman; but you are a gentleman for all that, and you will never desert a man whom you have begun to help." "Aha!" said he. "You think I will give my yacht for nothing? You think I will risk my life and liberty for love of the old gentleman; and then, I suppose, be best man at the wedding, to wind up? Well," he added, with an odd smilfi. "perhaps you are not altogether wrong. But ask Cassilia here. He knows me. Am I a man to trust? Am I safo and scrupulous? Am I kind?" "I know you talk a great deal, and sometimes, I think, very foolishly," replied Clara, "but I know you are a gentleman, and I am not in the least afraid," "She's a trump!" cried Northmour. "But she's not yet Mrs. Cassilis. I say no more. The present is not for me." Then ray wife surprised me. "I leave you here," she said, suddenly. "My father has been too long aloue. But remember this: you are to be friends, for you are both good friends to me." "See here, Northmour," said I; "we are all in a tight place, are we not?" "I believe you, my boy," he answered, looking me in the eyes, and with groat emphasis. "We have all hell upon us, that's the truth. You may believe me or not, but I'm afraid of ray life." "Tell me one thing," said I. "What are they after, these Italians? What do they want with Mr. Huddlestone?" "Don't you know?" he cried. "The black old scamp had Carbonari funds ou a deposit—two hundred and eighty thousand; and, of course, he gambled it away in stocks. There was to have been a revolution in the Tridentino, or Parma, but the revolution is off, and the whole wasps' nest is after Huddlestone. We shall all bo lucky if we can save our skins." "The Carbonari!" I exclaimed; "God help him, indeed!" "And now let us go directly to the fort," said Northmour, and he began to lead the way through the rain. CHAPTER VI. We were admitted to the pavilion by Clara, and I was surprised by the completeness and security of the defenses. A barricade of great strength, and yet easy to displace, supported the door against any violence from without; and tho shutters of the dining-room, into which I was led directly, and which was feebly illuminated by a }anu>, were even more elaborately for- titted. T> e panels were strengthened b .bars and croas-lw's; a»d these, in H»»i were kept tt pojltHw ty ft system of braces and struts, some abutting on the floor, eome on the roof, and others, in fine, against the opposite wall of the apartment. Northmour produced some cold meat, to which I eagerly set myself, and a bottle of good Burgundy, by which, wet as I was, I did not scruple to profit. I have always been an extreme temperance man on principle; but it is useless to push principle to excess, and on this occasion I believe that I finished three-quarters of the bottle. As I ate, I still continued to admire the preparations for defense. "We could stand a siege," I said at length. , "Ye—es," drawled Northmour; "a very little one, per—haps. It is not so much the strength of the pavilion I misdoubt; it is tho double danger that kills me. If we get to shooting, wild as the country is, some one Is sure to hear it, and then—why, then, it's the same thing, only different, as they say, caged by law, or killed by Carbonari. There's the choice. It is a devilish bad thing to have the law against you in this world, and so I tell the old gentleman up stairs. Ho is quite of my way of thinking." "Speaking of that," said I, "what kind of person is he?" "Oh, he?" cried tho other; "he's a rancid fellow as far as he goes. I should like to have his neck wrung tomorrow by all .the devils in Italy. I am not in this affair for him. You take rue? I made a bargain for Missy's hand and I mean to have it, too." "That, by the way," said I, "I understand. But how will Mr. Huddlestone take my intrusion?" "Leave that to Clara," returned Northmour. I could have struck him in the face for this coarse familiarity; but I respected the truce, as, I am bound to say, did Northmour, and so long as the danger continued not a cloud arose in our relation. I bear him this testimony with the most unfeigned satisfaction; nor arn I without pride when I look back upon my own behavior. For surely no two men were ever left in a position so invidious and irritating. As soon as I had done eating we proceeded to inspect the lower floor. Window by window we tried the different supports, now and then making an inconsiderable change; and the strokes of the hammer sounded with startling loudness through the house. I proposed, 1 remember, to make loopholes; but lie told me they were already made in the windows of the upper story. It was an anxious business, this inspection, and left me down-hearted. There were two doors and five windows to protect and count.iiig Clara, only four of us to defend them against an unknown number of foes. I communicated my doubts to Northmour, who assured me with unmoved composure that he entirely shared them. "Before morning," said he, "we shall all be butchered and buried in Graden Floe. For me that is written." I could not help shuddering at the mention of the quicksand, but reminded Northmour that our enemies had spared me in the wood. "Do not flatter yourself," said he. "Then you were not in tho same boat with the old gentleman; now you are. It's the floe for all of us, mark my words." I trembled for Clara, and just then her dear voice was heard calling us to come upstairs. Northmour showed me the way, and, when he had reached the landing, knocked at the door of what used to be called "My Uncle's Bedroom," as the founder of the pavilion bad designed it especially for himself. "Come in, Northmour; come in, dear Mr. Cassilis," said a voice from within. Pushing open the door, Northmour admitted me before him into the apartment. As I came in I could see the daughter slipping out by the side door, into the study, which had been prepared as her bedroom. In the bed, which was drawn back against the wall,- instead of standing, as I had last seen it, boldly across the window, sat Bernard Huddlestone, the defaulting banker. Little as I had seen of him by the shifting light of the lantern on the links, I had no difficulty in recognizing him for the same. He had a long and sallow countenance, surrounded by a long beard and eide whiskers. His broken nose and high cheek-bones gave him somewhat the air of a Kalmuck, and his light eyes shone with the excitement of a high fever. He wore a skull-cap of •black silk; a huge Bible lay open before him on the bed, with a pair of gold spectacles in the place, and a pile of other books lay on the stand by his side. The green curtains lent a cadaverous shade to his cheek, and, as he sat propped on pillows, his great stature was painfully hunched, and his head protruded till it overhung his knees. I believe if He had not died otherwise, he must have fa-lien a victim to consumption in the course of but a very few weeks. ' He held out to me a hand, long, thin and disagreeably hairy. "Come in, come IB., Mr. Oassllis," said he. "Another protector—ahem!— another protector. Always welcoro'e as a friend of my daughter's, Mr, Cas* silts. Wow they have mined about me, my daughter's friends! May Qod J8 bless an<J reward, j;h^m fqy }$!" 1 gave him my hand, of course, because I could not help It, but the sympathy I had been prepared to feel for Clara's father wast immediately soured by his appearance ahd the wheedling, unreal tones in which he spoke. "Cassilis is a good man," said North- mour, "worth ten." "So I hear," cried Mr. Huddlestone eagerly; "so my girl tells me. Ah, Mr. Cassilis, my sin has found me out, you see! I am very low, very low! but I hope equally penitent. We must all come to the throne of grace at last, Mr. Cassllis. For my part, I come late Indeed, but with unfeigned humility, I trust." "Flddle-de-dee!" said Northmour roughly. "No, no, dear Northmour!" cried the banker. "You must not say that; you must not try to shake me. You forget, my dear, good boy, you forget I may be called this very night before my Maker." His excitement was pitiful to behold, and I felt myself growing indignant with Northmour, whose infldel opinions I well knew and heartily derided, as he continued to taunt the poor sinner out of his humor of repentance. "Pooh, my dear Huddlestone!" said he. "Yon do yourself injustice. You are a man of the world Inside and out, and were up to all kinds ot mischief before I was born. Your conscience is tanned like South American leather— only you forget to tan your liver, and that, if you will believe me, is the seat of the annoyance." "Rogue! rogue! bad boy!" said Mr. Huddlestone, shaking his finger. "I am no precisian, if you come to that; I always hated a precisian; but I never lost hold of something better through It all. I have been a bad boy, Mr. Cassilis; I do not seek'to deny that; hut It was after my wife's death, and you know, with a widower, it's a new tiling. Sinful—I won't say so, but there is a gradation, we shall hope. And talking of that Hark!" he broke out suddenly, his hand raised with interest and terror. "Only tho rain, bless God!" he added, after a pause, and with indescribable relie-f. For some seconds he lay back among the pillows like a man near to fainting; then he gathered himself together, and, in somewhat tremulous tones, began once more to thank me for the share I was prepared to take in his defense. "One question, sir," said I, when, he had paused. "Is it true that you have money with you?" He seemed annoyed at the question, but admitted with reluctance that he had a little. "Well," . I continued, "it Is their money they are after, is it not? Why not give it up to them?" "Ah!" replied he, shaking his head, "I have tried that already, Mr. Cassilis; and alas! that it should be so, but it is blood they want." "Huddlestone, that's a little less than fair," said Northmour. "You should mention that what you offered them was upward of two hundred thousand short. The deficit is worth a reference; it is for what they call a cool sum, Frank. Then, you see, the fellows reason in their clear Italian way; and it seems to them, as indeed it seems to me, that they may just as well have both while they are about it— money and blood together, by George, and no more trouble for the extra pleasure." (To bo continued.) PRIDE OF .THE LITTLE FINGER. It Can I'olnl Uncle to Your Grandfather's Station in Life. Tho fact that the hand looks shapelier and more graceful wlien the middle and third fingers are slightly curved in and away from the index and little flnger is shown by the models in the glove store windows, and while it is affectation to hold the hands in such a position, yet this exercise, to make the pose natural, should be practiced," writes Katharine Egglcston Junkermann in the course of an article on •'Physical Culture for Girls" in the Woman's Home Companion, which discusses how to secure pretty hands and to retain a natural grace of motion. "Seme one has said somewhere hat the number of cultured genera- Lions back of an individual may be judged by the degree of curve in the little finger. Observation will prove '.his more or less true. When one sees a person holding a, glass or cup with the little flnger thrust out and curved until it resembles a hook, a little investigation will almost invariably show that the desire for culture has only just awakened in that particular family, and in its newness is somewhat overstepping the mark. Affectation is a sign of lack of breeding. Some of the old painters understood hands to perfection. Long, rounded •hands, with slightly curved fingers and gently bent wrists, are characteristic of the women whose beauty they have made memorable. Sometimes, perhaps, the beautiful hands were those of some other model than the pictured one; but the painters knew that beautiful hands were as necessary as beautiful faces in order to make a harmonious picture. The people of almost every other nation have more graceful hands than we have; and those who use their hands most freely when conversing are by far the most graceful. The hands which make no superfluous movements, which appear to obey readily and, easily their owney's will, whose movements are free, rhythmic and gentle, ave the really graceful- ones." Advice. "Sail ia sight, sir," sang put tfce ou,t, "Fire or bargain?" captain, wfcp had bees lg$ jn 9t borne &nd wife. This Country Will Retain the Philippines, PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S PLANS, forty Million Dollar* ot Spanish Debt to Be Assumed by the United State*— Revenue' of Onr New PosBCRiion* to lie Chicago, Oct. 31.—The Times-Herald publishes the following from a special correspondent: Washington, Oct. 28.—President Mc- Klnley has decided to keep all the Philippines. The United States will assume $40,000,000 of the Philippine debt in consideration of a quitclaim by Spain. Tho American peace commls-- sloners will ba instructed to lay the president's decision before the Spanish commissioners at Paris Monday. This statement of the administration program Is made ou the highest authority. It was given after Friday's cabinet meeting, at which the Philippine question was fully discussed. The stars and stripes will wave over an island empire In tho eastern seas, Oppressed races numbering 8,000,000 persons will be freed and civilized. The Islands number 1,200 to 2,000. They extend north and south 1,000 miles, east and west 600 miles. Their area is 114,000 square miles, about as much as that of New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut combined. The president has decided that the United States can afford to be generous with Spain in the settlement of the fate of the Philippinee. Instead of asking congress for an appropriation to give the Spanish the cash for which they are crying, he has determined to assume the debt of about £8,000,000 created in 189G. This consists of bonde bearing G per cent. No one knows much about them, why they were Issued, how they were disposed of or who holds them now. It is realized that they will, go to par as soon as the guarantee of the United States becomes effective, but if Spain gets no benefit from that advance this country is not to blame. It is believed the senate will ratify a treaty with a provision assuming such a debt. In administration circles it is thought the revenues of tho Philippines will enable the government to meet tho interest and principal of the bonds without burdening the United States proper. SLOW TO YiKia> cuitA. Wnnt Iltoro Tlmo—Tlie JUnUcr Kunming Umlccltlcil. Havana, Oct. 31.—In tho joint sessions of the two commissions Friday Gen. Butler, for the Americans, prd- posed New Year's day as a reasonable date for ending the transfer of Spanish soldiers to the motherland. Gen. Parrado protested that it would be a physical impossibility to move so many soldiers in so short a time, owing to the lack of ships. "We have 20,000 sick soldiers to send home yet," the representative of the Spanish army declared, "and to give them Sproper caro in embarking and transporting will almost double the task set for us." Gen. Butler suggested that Jan.-1 be agreed upon as the date of evacuation, With the provision of an extension of lime if any Spanish soldiers remained Ir. the island after tho first of the year. Gen. Parrado demurred even to that, ind in the end no agreement was reached. The American commissioners believe, however, that the Spanjsh crown's representatives will accept Jan. 1 as evacuation day. Brooklyn Ordered to Manila. New York, Oct. 31.— It is stated at '.he navy yard that the cruiser Brooklyn will sail for Manila, by way of the Suez canal, Monday or Tuesday, with recruits, ammunition and supplies for Admiral Dewey's fleet. On her way she will coal, at Colombo, Ceylon. Work on the cruiser Chicago is advancing rapidly, and it is believed she will bo ready next week to go into commission. Niituriil (JHH Suuply Doomed. Hagerstown, Ind., Oct. 31.- -"he Hagerstown Natural Gas coinjhui, aas just brought in. Its last well, which shows but a faint trace of gas, not enough to justify piping. This well 'was drilled in territory which heretofore developed wells of strong pressure, and the fact that this one is an absolute failure is an indication, in the opinion of experts, that the supply of gas is surely becoming exhausted, I'rouoHog to Ktiltie the Muliie, Washington, Oct. 31.— The Acrne Wrecking Company of San Francisco has made a request upon the navy department for authority to raise the battleship Maine. The company has had experience in raising vessels on the Pacific coast and has no doubt as to its ability to accomplish the task in Havana harbor. _ Petition by Pillager Indians, Washington, Oct. 29.— A petition ilgned by 127 of the Leech lake Pillager Indians in Minnesota asking for a continuance of authority for cutting dead and down timber was received by Secretary .tMiss Friday. It is dated at Leech lake, Oct. 22, The signatures, made by mark, a»'e headed by fifteen of the chiefs. WOftK IN THE NAVY. Chief Constrnctor Report* on the Work ot Recent Btontln. Washington, Oct. 31.—A large part of the burden of equipping the United States navy for the war with Spain fell upon the construction bureaft of the navy, ami in his annual report Commodore Hlchborn, the chief constructor, furnishes many interesting details as to the extent of this work, involving the transformation of more than 100 merchant craft Into effective na.val vessels at short notice. Looking to the future, the chief constructor invites attention to the importance of properly equipping and maintaining the plants at the minor naval stations along the coast already established, and he submits estimates for the purpose, averaging about $25,000 in each case. To keep the nucleus of the force of men at these stations, small work should be constantly under way and proper storehouses should be erected to keep sufficient quantity of material on hand. Besides the long list of vessels purchased by the government for use as auxiliary cruisers, the report says that ten vessels were accepted by the government by builders during the last fiscal year. These were the Iowa, Helena, Nashville, Wilmington, Annapolis, Marietta, Newport, Vlcksburg, Foote and Wheeling. Progress made on the vessels In course of construction has been very satisfactory. The work on the battleships has been held back to a great degree by tho Impossibility of procuring armor when It was needed. Vlrtlvn Strikers Carlinvllle, 111., Oct. 31,— The miners of this city were wondering what Patton, Hamilton & Fatten, attorneys, of Springfield, mean by-wauuirawmg the injunction suits against Ed Cahlll arid thirty-three more of the union leaders. The injunctions were served to prevent them from interfering with the operation of tho mines at Virden, and tho withdrawal of the suits is asked by the complainants at their cost, which will amount to over $100. It is believed here that this is the beginning of tha end of the Virden strike, and that some solution will soon be had, probably before me grand jury meets, Nov. 0, to investigate the' cause of tho trouble. Gl!»nn Kiifltorlon t-n HoKumo. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 31— All window- glass factories belonging to the American Glass Company will start up Monday. They employ about .12,000 men, Some independent factorica arc already at work. ' A conference of wage committees of manufacturers and cutters aud llattoners agreed on a wage scale. Fiattencrs will bo paid ou the basis of 25 per cent of blowers' wages, cutters on tho basis of 27% per cent single-strength glass and 39 per cent double thick. This is a greater relative advance than blowers and gatherers received. Hope Is Given Dp. Chicago, 0-t. 31.— Hope that Tuesday night's fearful storm would be recorded without loss of life was blasted yesterday wlien the owners of the eteambargo L. R. Doty of Cleveland identified floating wreckage picked up by the tug Prodigy off Kenosha Thursday afternoon. They have grave fears that tho Doty's crew of seventeen men, commanded by Capt. Christopher Smith, went down with the vessel and a $40,000 cargo of corn, the property o£ Counselman & Co,, Chicago, ri.-.ml Cage Decided, Joliet, 111., Oct. 31.— Judge Hilscher Friday gave hla 'decision In the injunction suit between the Illinois and Michigan canal commissioners and the sanitary district of Chicago. In most respects the decision favors the canal commissioners. The only point favorable to the drainage board IP that when its plans are changed so as to raise the height "f the proposed dam at Jackson street to the level of the present 'lam it will be the duty of the canal commissioners to approve the plans. Osctir Gardner Defeat)* Kiilly. New York, Oct. 31.— Oscar Gardner, the "Omaha Kid," knocked out Sammy Kelly of ''iia city in the fourteenth round of what was to have been a twenty-flve-round fight at 11 G pounds before the Lenox Athletic Club Friday .night. Gardner proved himself to be Kelly's superior in hard hitting aud bulldog tenacity. ( IMsiu-iiiiiineiit In l'()H»ll))i'. London, Oct. 31.— A dispatch to the Daily News from Berlin says that a telegram from St. Petersburg announces that all the powers have accepted the czar's invitation to take part in a conference looking to the disarmament of the nations. Each power will be represented by three delegates. Not Worrying About London, Oct. 31.— There js no reason to doubt tho truth of the assertion of yesterday that in the strictest sense the Fashodft question is practically settled. It is generally accepted as u foregone conclusion that Capt. Murch- Und will soonbe recalled. To IMuet In Home Nov. "•». Borne, Oct. 31.— It has been definitely decided that the anti-anarchist conference of the powers r'^all be i^eld in Bojne Nov. 34. The representatives of tfee varipus nations wavticipaiins. will agree, on op.»ven.jns upon t iaieji Marion, Ind., 04, ecteJ ol being the pjora, (lujy SUPPORtdftdYCdTt E±peot*d at Federation of i,*t>rir Convention. Washington, Oct. 20.— The proposition looking to the abolition of all boycotts by organised labor, which Will be, one of the most Important measures to colne tip at the coming convention ot ] the American Federation o! Labor, Id! arousing strong opposition, and a bitter fight la In prospect. The measure contemplates an aggressive campaign for the union label. All boycotts at present Instituted against firms and their outputs, a list of which Is published monthly In the official organ of the federation, will be declared off, The effort will then be made toward advertising and increasing the use of the union label, and organized bodies Will be schooled In the Idea that to purchase an article with the label upon, it to the exclusion of all nonunion- made goods will accomplish more than the boycott. Recent adverse court decisions In, damage suits brought by boycotted firms and individuals are against labor unions and officials are believed to have considerable to do with tho determination of the organized labor leaders to do away with the boycott aa ,x weapon of labor unions in the future. Chicago Hoard of Trade. Chicago, Oct. 28.—Tho following table shows the range of quotations on the Board of Trade to-day: ..$ .06% ,. .67% .32% .34% Articles. Wheat— Oct. Bee. May Corn—• Oct. Dec. May Oats— Oct. Dec. May Pork— Oct. Dec. Jan. Lard— Oct Dec. .. 4.85 .Tun. .. 4.92% Short Ribs— Oct. .. 5.20 Dec Jan. .. 4.CI5 High. Low. Oct.28 Oct.27, ? .05% ? A , .65% .66% .«69l< .66% .G7 .67% 31% .32%: .32 .32% .32% .34 .34% .34% .23% .24% 23 .23 .23% .23% .33% .24% .24% .24% 7.82V 2 9.02% 7.77% 8.95 7.75 7.80 7.80 7.85 8.97% 9.05 4.77% 4.85 ' 4.80 4.80 4.87% 4.87% 4.90 4.95 5,12% 6.20 5.20 4.60 .4.65 4.60 4.GO 4.65 To Fight Kublior Trust. Waterbiiry, Conn., Oct. 29.—George A. Lewis of Naugatuck, president olj the Goodyear Rubber company, has! tendered his resignation. This is the* consummation of the biggest deal inj the history of the rubber business In! tills country. Levl T. Warner, gen-i Brul superintendent of tho company,! has also resigned, and ho takes with; him his brother, Abner, shipping agent for the company, and John D. Roden-, bach, general manager. The avowed; intention of all concerned in this deal is to organize an opposition to tho United States Rubber company, and, with tho millions of money behind the^ Lewis family, the Whittemores and tho Warners, there will be an interesting contest. ' Morn Moii-oC-Wiir for llio Knst. New York, Oct. 29.—Two more ineu,- of war will probably follow tho auxiliary cruiser Buffalo to the Asiatic squadron, according to a Washington dispatch to the Herald. Orders have been given to the gunboat Helena to prepare for her long trip through tho Suez canal to the far east, and as soon as she is ready she will start. Rear- Admiral Dewey has impressed upon the department the necessity of having a large number of light-draught; gim- boats among the Philippine islands.' The Yorktown, It Is Understood will soon be placed In commission on the Pacific coast and will start for Manila. lUvnl of Tobnoco Combine. New York, Oct, 29.—In regard to tho new Union Tobacco Company of America tho belief Is general in WalJ street that its promoters as a $10,000,000 corporation comprise all, or nearly all, of the most wealthy and experienced' tobacco men hostile to the American •Tobacco company. The Impression re-' mains strong that James G. and William F. Butler of St. Lonis and W. H.< Kills of Baltimore will be prominent in tho affairs of the Union. All have been prominent in the American To* bacco company or with the concerns it absorbed, and are now hostile to it. Yukon Viltoil with K'c. Victoria, B. C., Oct. 29.—The steamer Cottage City arrived from Skaguay, Alaska, with a large number of passengers. The report that the Yukon river to now filled with slush ice and that travel to Dawaon is suspended. It is. also reported that a large lake has been, discovered in the Atlin country, For a Uullwuy to Gold Holds. Victoria, B. C,, Oct. 29.—The offlcUU gazette gives notice of the intended' construction of a railway froni^ortu' Vancouvw to the LaUe Atlin gold fields via BrW.se river and LillloJet. There Is said to be strong Saanciai backing behind the scheme and work will be pushed immediately. Tho Kaiser Ueaolioa J«tt«. Jaffa, Palestine, Oct. 29.—The emperor and empress of Germany were warmly welcomed on their arrival here yesterday, after a hot and tiring eight- hour drive from Haifa, by the German residents here. Their majesties proceeded today on horseback to the camp at Ba\)cilwafl and expect tQ reach Jerusalem ga^urday.

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