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TV delibmtely to A fcsot fell to keeping iff- fe«6ally. "What fttt frd-tt doing «e that docrf" erie'd tnc.&tterfress snafply «a she entered 'Kith the other!. 1 waa securing the bar again. '' ISJothln &'' 1 *afd stolidly. " 1 am 8e«- Ing that ifcia fast." "And hbity totty, miss!" ehe continue!, turning to Afine. "What has come ove* you, f fl-mild like to know? Stop cfyfng, gtrL WhoUS the matter with yon? Will you ehftme tie all befofe this Dutch maid? Mefe, cafty these things to the hack door." Anne ioiaehow stifled her sobs and toee. Seeming by a gteat effort to recover coin- posnfe, she went out, keeping her fac'o to the last averted from mo. We all followed, Variously laden, Maste* Lindstrotti and "Van Tree, who carried between them the plate chest, being the last to leave, There was hot one of us, eveti of its who had only known the house a feW Weeks, who did hot heave a sigh as We passed out of the Wafin ,lonip lit parlor, Which, littered as it Was with the debris of packing, looked still pleasant and comfortable in comparison With the darkness outside and the uncertain future before us. What, then, must have been the pain of parting to those Who had nevef known any other home? Yet they took it bravely. To Dymphna Van Tree's return had brought great happiness. To Mastei Lindstrom any ending to a long series oi anxieties and humiliations was Welcome. To Van Tree^-Well, he had Dyttiphna With him, and his side of the plate chest Was heavy and gave him ample employment. We passed out silently through the back door, leaving the young Dutchman to lock it behind us, and flitted, a line of gliding shadows, through the orchard. It was 2 o!clookj the sky was overcast; a slight drizzle wag falling. Once an alarm was given that wo were being followed, and we huddled together and stood breathless, a clump of dark figures gazing affrighted- ly at the tree trunks which surrounded us, and which seemed—ab least to tho worn en's eyes—to be moving and to be men closing in on us. But the alarm was groundless, and with no greater mishap than a few stumbles when wo came to the slippery edge oi the crook wo reached the boat, and one by one, admirably ordered by our host, got in and took our seats. Van Tree and Master Lindstrom pushed us off. Then they swung themselves in and paddled warily along, close under tho bank, where the shadows of the poplars fell across us, and our figures blended darkly with the line of rushes on the shore. CHAPTER XII. Wo coasted along in this silent fashion nearly as far as the hamlet and bridge, following, but farther inshore, the course which Master Lindstrom and I had taken when on our way to bury tho Spaniard. A certain point gained, at a signal from our host \vo struck out into tbp open and rowed swiftly toward the edge of the marsh. This was tho critical moment; but, so fur as wo could learn, our passage was unnoticed. Wo reached tho fringe of Brushes. With a'prolonged'hissing sound the boat pushed through thorn. , A flight of waterfowl rose, whirring and clapping about us, and we floated out into a dim, misty lake, : whoso shores and surface stretched away on every side, alike dark, shifting and uncertain. Across this tho Dutchman steered us, bringing us presently to a narrow opening, through whioh wo glided into a second and smaller more. At the farther end of' this u one the way seemed barred by a black, impenetrable wall of rushes, which rose far above our heads. But the tall stems'bent slowly with many a whispered pro test'be- fore our silent onset, and we slid into a deep water lane, hero narrow, there Widening into a pool, in one place dark, in another reflecting the gray night sky. Down this we sped swiftly, the sullen plash of the oars and tho walls of rushes always with us. For ourselves, we crouched still and silent, shivering and listening for sounds of pursuit, now starting at the splash of a frog, again shuddering at the cry of a night bird. Tho duchess, her child and I were in the bows, Master Lindstrom, his daughter and Mistress AnrioUn the stern. 'They had made me comfortable '.with- the baggage and some warm coverings and would insist on treating me as helpless. Even when the others began to talk in whispers the duchess enjoined silence on me and bade me sleep. Presently I did so, my last impression .one of unending waterways and shoreless, shadowy lakes. When I awoke, tho sun was high, and the scene was changed indeed. We lay on the bosom of a broad river, our boat seeming now to stand still as tho sail flapped idly, now to heel over and shoot forward as the light breeze struck us. The shores abreast of us were still low and reedy, but ahead the slopes of green wooded hills rose gently from the stream. Master Bertie was steering, and seeing me lift my head greeted me with a smile. The girls in the stern were covered up and asleep. Amidships, too, Master Lindstrom and Van Tree had curled themselves up between tho thwarts and were slumbering peacefully. I turned to look for the duob- ess and found her sitting wide awake at my elbow, her eyes on her husband. "Well," she said, smiling, "do you feel better now? You have had a good sleep," "How long have I been asleep, please?" I asked, bewildered by the simshine, by the shining river and the green hills, by the fresh morning air, by the change in everything, and answering in a question, as people freshly aroused do nine times put pf ten, "Where are we?" "You have been asleep n early gjx hours, and we are on the Rhine, near Emmerich," she answered, smiling, She was pale, and the long hours of watching had drawn dark circles rpynd her eyes, But the old undaunted wurago shpne in them stil), and. her emJle was as sweet as ever, "Have we passed the frontier?" I asked eagerly, "Well, nearly," she answer^, "But how dpes ypvir wound feel?" "Rather stiff ana sore," I sajg ruefully after making on experiment by moving i»y body to, and fro, "Ana J sm very Qu,}g s$eer»" t" she gala, "Only ant eat _ We broke o«r tort befpre the i Jay dpwg, There ]g bread and meat behind you, and pprae hpjja^dj and water in the bPttle* 11 'and iJrjnfe t fen K w*s flat tte SPSS. y6tl fiurl iti d*e!en«feof Uyftph naf" my Iffdy ftSfeed. "Quite ftarfe.'" "Aftd sure, that it was not Ciaronee?'- she persisted. -Quite *ure.. It was ft short man," 1 c* plained again, "and dressed in a cloak. That is all I cah'tell about him." "It might be some pno employed by Clarence," she suggested, her face gloomy, her brows knit. "True, I had not thought of that," Iftn- ewered. "And It reminds me. 1 have hsafd so fnuoh of Clarence"— "And seen some little, evett that little iriofe than was good for you." "Yes, he has had the better of me on both occasions," 1 allowed. "But t was going to ask you," 1 continued, "to tell mo something about him. tie was yout stewafd, 1 know. But how did he come to yotiP How was It you trusted him?" "We are all fools at times," she answered grimly. "We wanted to have persons of our own faith about us, and ho was highly commended to us by Protestants abroad as having seen service in the cause. He applied to us just at tho right moment too. And at the first wo felt a great liking for him. Ho was so clever in arranging things; he kept such excellent order among tho servants; he was so ready, so willing, so plausible! Ohl" she added bitterly, "he hnd Ways that enabled him to twist nine Women out of ten round his fingers! Richard was fond of him; I liked him; we had talked more than once of how wo might advance his interests. And then, like a thunderbolt on a clear day, tho knowledge of his double dealing fell upon us. Wo learned- that ho had been seen talking With a known agent of Gardiner, and this at a tiruo when the bishop was planning our ruin. We had him watched, and just when tho net had all but closed round us we discovered that he had been throughout in Gardiner's pay." "Ah!" I said viciously. "The oddest thing to me is tho Way ho has twico escaped me when I had him at the sword's point!" "Tho third time may bring other fortune, Master Francis," sho answered, smiling. "Yet bo wary with him. He is a good swordsman, as my husband, who sometimes fenced with him, will tell you. " "Ho can be no common man," I said. "He is not. Ho is well bred and has seen service. Ho is at onoe bold and cunning. He has a tonguo that would win most women and a hardihood that would chain them to him. Women love bold men, " my lady added naively. And she smiled on mo, yet humorously, so that I blushed. There was silence for a moment. The sail (lapped, then filled again. How delicious this morning after that night, this bright expanse after tho dark, sluggish channels! Far away in front a great barge, high laden with a mighty stack of rushes, crept along besido the bank, the horso that drew it covered by a kind of knitted rug. When my lady spoke next, it was abruptly. "Is it Anno?" she asked. I know quite well what sho meant and blushed again. I shook my head. "I think it was going to be," she said sagely, "only "Mistress -Dymphna j came upon tho scene. You hove, heard the. story of the 'donkey halting between two bundles of hny, Master Francis? And in the multitude of sweethearts there is safety." "I do not think that was my case," I said. Instinctively my hand wont to my breast, in which Petronilla's velvet sword knot lay safa and warm. The duchess saw the gesture and instantly bent forward and mimicked ifc. "Hal ha!" sho cried, loaning back, with her hands clasped about her knees and her eyes shining with fun and amusement. "Now I understand. You have left her at home. Now, do not, deny it, or I willtoll the others.. Bo frank, and I will keep your secret, on my honor. " "She is my cousin," I said, my cheeks hot. "And her name?" "Petronilla." "Petronilla?" my lady repeated shrewdly. "That was tho name of your Spanish grandmother, then?" '•Yes, madam." "Petronilla? Potronilla?" she repeated, stroking her cheek with her hand. "She would) be before my time,',. would sho not?,' Yet : thero "used to be "several Petrohillas about'-tho' court in ; Queen Catherine of Aragon's days, I remember. There was Petronilla do Vargas for one. But, there, I guess at random. Why do you not tell me moro about yourself, Master Francis? Do you not know me well enough now?" "There is nothing to toll, madam," I said in a low voice. "Your family? You come, I am sure, of a good house. " "I did, but it is nothing to mo now, I am cut off from it. I am building my house afresh. And," I added bitterly, "I have not mpde much way with it yet," She broke, greatly to my surprise, into a long peal of laughter; "Oh, you vain boy I" she cried. ' ' You valiant castlo builder! How long have you been about the work? Three months? Do you think a house is to be built in a day? Three months, indeed? Quite a lifetime!" Was it three months? It seemed to me to be fully three years, I seemed to have grown .more than three years older since that February morning when I had crossed Arden forest with tho first light and looked down on Wootton Wawen sleeping in its vale and roused the herons fishing in the bottoms, 'Come, tell me all about it!" she said abruptly, "What did you do to be cut off?" "I cannot tell you," I answered. A shade of annoyance clouded her coun- tenafloo, But it passed away, almost on the irifct'ant, "Very well," she saidi with a JjttJo nod of /disdain and a, pretty grimace, "Sobeit- H« v§ your own way, bwt J prophesy you will come to we with your tale some day, '» I went then and took Master Bertie's place at the tiljer, and, he lying down, I had the boat to myself until noon and drew PO little pleasure from the placid picture which tbp, moving banks ana the wide rjyer presented,, About noon there was a general uprising, and porolog im» D3ed)a.tely afterward to a little Island J ing sloge to gee bank we all landed, stretch our legs and. refresh ourselves ep tfte confinement on board, »^Ye Qre over, the Uprder BQW BB to Kinraerjoh," Paid Master I4»dstimn "tftpugb the, mere Jjjie ef frontier TjyJ} avail us uttte if (be Spanish sqJ4lers can by feagk. oj? prgpfe }$jy jjands'Qfl «sl ffcene* fere w§ i«u§$ Jose BQ WJBS in getting wltb* ' walli oj 69i»e town,. We gftpujg be for'n fgw &eyf either in We- lift likely f« t6 followed thn't mf thflh airing the WeSel road, find, on Second thoughts, I ifteline to Sftfltott." 11 But why adopt either foad? Why not go by fiver?" 1 asked. "Because we should be oveit'afeon. 1?he wind is falling, and the boat, "our late host explained more truly than politely, "with the women in it, is heavy." "1 understand," t said. "And £ou feel Sure we shall be pursued?" For answer he pointed with o smile to his'plate chest. "Quite sure," he added. "With that before them they will thifak nothing of the frontier. I fancy that for you, if tho fintflish govethment be In earnest, there will be no absolutely safe place short of the free city of Frankfort, unless indeed you have Interest With the Duke of Cloves." "Ah!" said the duchess, and she looked at her husband. "Ah!" said Master Bertie, and he looked Very blankly at his wife. So that 1 did not derive much comfort from that suggestion. "Then it isSahton, lalt?" saidmylady. '"That first, at ahy rate. Then, if they follow us along tho Wescl road, wo shall still give them the slip." I So it was settled; neither Van Tree nor the girls having taken any part in the discussion. Tho former and 'Dymphna were talking aside, and Mistress Anno was sitting low down on the bank, with her feet almost in the Water, immersed to ail appearance in her own thoughts. There was a little bustle as We rose to get-Into the boat, which wo had drawn up on tho landward side of the island so as to bo invisible from tho main channel, and in tho middle of this I was standing with one foot in tho boat and one on shore, taking from Anne various articles which wo had landed for rearrangement, when she whispered to me that she wanted to speak to mo alone. "I want to tell you something," sho said, raising her eyes to my face and then averting them. "Follow mo this way." Sho strolled, as if accidentally, 20 or 80 paces along the bank, and in a minute I joined her. I found her gazing down tho river in tho direction from which we had oomo. "What is it?" I noid anxiously. " You do not see anything, do you?" Foi there had been a hint of bad news in her voice. She dropped the hand with which she had been shading her eyes and turned to me. "Master Francis, you will not think mo very foolish?" she said. Then I perceived that her lip was quivering and that there were tears in her eyes. They were very beautiful eyes when, as now, they grew soft and appeal took tho placo of challenge. "What is it?'! I replied, speaking cheerfully to reassure her. She had scarcely got over her terror of last night. She trembled as she stood. "It is about Santon," sho answered, with a miserable little catch in her voice. "I am so afraid of going there! Master Lindstrom says it Is a rough, long road, and when wo are there wo are not a bit farther from those wretches than at Wesel, and—^and"— "There, there!" I said! Sho was on the ,point of bursting into tears and was clearly much overwrought. "You are making the worst of,it. If it were not for Master Lindstrom, I should be inclined to choose Wesel myself. But he ought to know best." "But that is not all," she said, clasping her hands and looking up at me with her face.grown full of. solemn awe. "I have had a dream." "Well, but dreams"— I objected. •"You,; do not'believe, in-dreams?" sho said, droppingijher-head sorrowfully. • '<;"Nti$ no, X dp not soy that, V'X admitted, naturally startled. "But what was your droamf"' •.'.,' "I thought we took the rood to Santon. And mind," she v ndded earnestly, "this was before Master Lindstrom had.uttered a word about going that way or any other "But that is not aU," she said. way save to Wesel. 1 dreamed that we followed tho road through.suoh a dreadful flat country, a coun.try all woods.and desolate- moorland, under'a gray sky, and in torrents of rain, to"— "Well, well!" I said, with a passing shiver at the picture, She described it with a rapt, absent air, which made me creep—as if even now she were seeing something uncanny, "And then I thought that in the mid* die of these woods, about half way to Snn- to'n, they overtook us, and there was a great fight." "There would be sure to be that!" I mnttered, with shut teeth, "And I thought you wore killed, and wo women wore dragged ,baok! ' There, I qannot tell you the rest I" she added wildly, "But try, try to get them to go the old way. If not, I know ovil will pome of It. promise me to t "I will tell tiieu) > r dream," I said, "No, no!" she exo.u.uHid, still more vehemently, "They would only laugh. Madam does not believe in dreams, But they will listen to yon Jf you say ypn think, the other way better, Promise me yov» will! Promise me!" she pleaded, her hands clasping my arm, and her tearful eyes looking up to mine, "Well," I agreed reluctantly, tl j will fry, After alJi the shortest way may be the best- Bjit if J do, 11 J saicj kindly, "you must promise me }n return not tg be ajaymed any longer, Anne." "Jwill try," she paid.gratefully, "j will indeed, Francis," We were summoned, a$ that UJiliate, lor was waiting for us- Too d»9be§8 MS rather curiously as we ran up, bravely had wat9h?4 im tw eej»§ for jm§WQF, pleaded J^at Wetel was the. two we * Maste Bertie, said her JBBJpe4 10 fjp» i ajj? 8if gw$? fllmaii But Jfs raemerjei mentioned the, o.tber, the $birp,e,s| -Tl TT"i^T, . they hjd ee$ to We hoped, Ifrefefof-. to rMot femfee'rlcli unmolested. There Master Lindetrom said We could get horses, and he thought we might be safo in Santon by the following evening. "If you really think we had better go to Santon," I said. This was an hour ot two after leaving the island, and when we looked to sight Emmerich very soofl the hills which we had seen in front all day, and which Were grateful to eyee gated With tho monotony of Holland, being now pretty close to us. "I thought that We had settled that," replied the Dutchman promptly. I felt they were all looking at me. "t look at it this way," 1 said, reddening. "Wesel is not far from Emmerich by tho road Should we not have ah excellent chance of reaching it before our pursuers come up?" "You might reach it," Master Lindstrom said gravely. "Though, again, you might not." "And Wesel once reached," I persisted, "there is less fear of violence being attempted Shore than in Santon. It is a larger town." "True," ho admitted. "But it is Just this. Will you be ablo to reach Wesel? It is the Retting there. That is the difficulty •^-tho getting there before you are caught." "If wo have a good start, why should We not?" I urged, and urged it tho more persistently the more 1 found them opposed to it. Naturally there ensued a warm discussion. At first they all sided against me, save, of course, Anne, and she sat silent, though she was visibly agitated, as from minute to minute 1 or they seemed likely to prevail. But presently, when I grew warmer and urged again and again the strength of Wesel, my own party veered round, yet still with doubt and misgiving. Tho Dutchman shrugged his shoulders to tho end and remained unpcr- snadcd. But finally it was decided that I should have my own way. We would go to Wesel. Every one knows how a man feels when ho comes victorious out of such a battle. Ho begins on tho instant to regret his victory and to see tho possible evils which may result frcwd it, to repent the hot words he has used in the strife and the declarations ho has flung broadcast. That dreadful phrase, "I told you so!" rises like an avenging fury before his fancy, and ho quails. I felt all this tho moment the thing was settled, but I was too young to back out and withdraw my words. I hoped for tho best and resolved inwardly to get the party mounted the moment we reached Emmerich. I soon had tho opportunity of proving this resolution to be more easily made than carried out. About 8 o'clock we reached the little town dominated, as we saw from afar, by an ancient minster, and preferring not to enter it landed at the steps on an inn a quarter of a mile short of the gates and marking a poinc where wo might take tho road to Wesel, or, crossing tho river, the road to Santon. Master Lindstrom seemed well known, but there were difficulties about the horses. The German 1 landlord listened to his story with apparent sympathy, but no horses! We could not understand the tongue in which tho two talked, but the Dutchman's questions, quick and animated for once, and the landlord's slow replies, reminded me of tho foggy morning when in a similar plight wo had urged thomaster of the Lion's Whelp to put to sea, and I feared a similar result. "He says he cannot get so many horses tonight," said Master Lindstrom, with a long face. "Offer him more money!" quoth 'the duchess. ' •" "if we cannot have horses until'the morning, we may as well go on in the boat," I urged. "He says, too, that the water isfout on tho road," continued the Dutchman. "Nonsense! Double the price!" cried my lady impatiently. I .suppose thnt this turned the scale. • Tho landlord finally promised that in an hour four saddle horses for Master Bertie and the duchess, Anno and myself should bo ready, with a couple of pack horses and a guide. Master Lindstrom,- r his daughter, and'Van Tree would start a little later for Cleves, five .miles on the road to,Santon, if conveyance could begot. "And if not," our late host added as we said something about our unwillingness to leave him in danger, "I shall bo safe enough in the town, but I hope to sleep in Cloves." It was all settled very hastily. We felt —and I in particular, since my plan had been adopted—an unreasonable impatience to be off. As wo stood on the bonk by the inn door wo had a straight reach of river a mile long in full view below us, and now wo were no longer" moving ourselves, but standing still, expected each minute to see the Spanish boat, with its crew of desperadoes, sweep round the corner before our eyes. Master Lindstrom assured us that if we were onco out of sight our pursuers would get no information as to the road we had taken, either from the innkeeper or his neighbors, "There is no love lost between them and the Spaniards," he said shrewdly; "and I know tho people here, and they know roe. The burghers may not be very keen to oomo to blows with tho Spaniards or to resent tbuir foray, but the latter, on their part, will be careful not to go too far or to make themselves obnoxious." We took the opportunity of supping then, not knowing when we might get food, again, I happened to finish first, and hearing tho horses' hoofs went out and watched the lads who were to bo our guides fastening the baggage on the surnpr ter beasts. I gave them a hand—not without »,wince or twp, for the wound in my ohest was painful—and while doing so bad a flash of remembrance. I went to the un- window of the kitchen in which the others eat and leaned my elbows on the pill, "I gay!" I gaid, full of my discovery, "there is something we have. for> gotten!" "What?" asked the duphess, rising and coming toward me, while the others paused in their ineaj to listen, "The letter to Mistress Clarence," J an, Bwered, i *»l was going to get it when I was stubbed, yon remember, and after* ward W e fprgpfc all about it, NOW Jt is too late, *l$ has been left behind," She did not answer then, but oame out to me and, turned with me to look at the hprsga, "This pomes of your f pplish f or B' 'e§; Master Francis!" she said severely. Slipped }t between the leathers qf Ol(j faajeriagk you. gave me," I anewe to fcave fpr a piJJew. my thing? down, bat over, tfie,hn?waofei 5 suppose. At auy rife ty ll Mi feeie," ' snjbj <t',;' l '"/V'', --''AV/# a < 1 4.-V,."'" *^k^- •• islia i, to hofsrc, ftftd with tn«8 noufH e! daylight before us hoped to teach Wesel without mishap. But tot most of HS the start was saddened by the patting—though we hoped it Would bo only for a time— from our Dutch friends. Wo remembered how good aiid stanch they had been to us. Wo feared—though Master Lindstfom would not hear of it—that wo had brought misfortune upon them, and neither the duchess' brave eyes not Dymphna's bine ones Were free from tears as they embraced. 1 trtung Van Tree's hand as if 1 had known him for months Instead of days, for a common danger is a wondrous knitter of hearts, and he only smiled— though Dymphna blushed—when 1 kissed her cheek. A few brokefo Words, a last cry of farewell, and wo four, with out two guides behind us, moved down the Wesel road, the last I heard of our good friends being Master Lindstrom's charge, shouted after us, "to beware of the Water if it was out!" ( [CONTINUED.] i REVOLUTIONISTS SUCCESSFUL. Navy Department Informed of the End of Trouble in Ecuador. WASHINGTON, June 7.—News of the success of the revolutionists in Ecuador^ camo to the navy department in a cablegram from Captain Watson of the Eanger, which warship is now at Guayanqnil. The cablegram is dated at Guayaquil and reads aa follows: "The insurgents have possession of the city. Governor General Plores has resigned. Ignacio Robles, Liberal, has been proclaimed military and civil gen- eraL . Everything is quiet at present. Communication with Quito by telegraph is interrupted." The last statement explains why the state department has heard nothing of the progress of the revolution from United States Minister Tiluian, who should have arrived at his post in Quito some time ago. FIRED ON CHINESE FORTS. German Veiset Aid* the Escape of the Praildent of Formosa. HONG KONG, June 7.—Advices received from Taipeh Fu, island of Formosa, describe affairs in that town aa still in a chaotic condition. The native quarter of Taipeh Pu has been burned. During the conflagration a magazine exploded and killed 00 Chinese. . The German gunboat Itlis fixed on the Chinese forts at Hobe, presumably because a merchant steamer with Tang, the former president of the so-called republic of Formosa on board, with a number of refugee Chinese soldiers, was not allowed to leave. The forts were silenced by the fire of the gunboat and the native . gunners fled., Subsequently the merchant steanier proceeded. APPEAL TO M'KINLEY. Blasailon Miners Accept the 51-Cent Scale and Auk for Aid. MASSILLON, O., June 8. — The miners of Massillon met in the rain during the afternoon and voted to accept the new scale of 51 cents under protest and at same time framed a strong appeal to Governor McKinley to send relief. They ask for help on the ground that they are now -physically weak from long-destitution and that at the new rate they cannot supply themselves with the necessaries of life even with steady work. Mass meetings were held elsewhere in the district, the scale being rejected at Navarro, East Greenville, Dalton and Pigeon Run. In the Southern Ohio field preparations are in progress for immediate, resumption. Judges Will Keep Busy. WASHINGTON,''.' June 7. — 1£ is un,der-. stood that with the exception of Justice •Jackson, all the justices of the supreme court will go to their circuits during the present vacation of the court. Justice Shiras left here before the final adjournment on Monday, and Justices Field, Brown and Gray have since gone. Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Harlan, Brewer and White are still in the city. Rate* in » Deplorable Shape. ST. Louis; June 8. — Not 'for a long time has the rate situation in St. .Louis been .so deplorable and hopelessly bad as it i« at present. In all directions, upon all classes and commodities and over all roads, shippers can get about any rate they happen to want. The withdrawal of the Santa Fe and the 'Frisco complicates matters, Miners Get 10 'Per Cent. LOUISVILLE, June 8. — A special to The Courier-Journal from Birmingham, Ala., says: The first advance in wages among Alabama mine operators was made by the Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing company, who raised the wages of 700 miners JO per cent. It is understood that other operators will follow suit, , Were Repulsed. PARIS, June fl,— Advices received frpm Anatarayo, Island qf Madagascar, dated May 15, say that' the French ad* into the interior from Majunka has been repulsed, It is added that the mortality among the French troops on aopountof various fevers peculiar tp island is increasing, orgolest bad tho misfortune to seo most of h}s'oQjnpo,sittans fail. During his life tfeey wore not appreciated, and not until spine years after h}s death did men find out yylwt a genius bad beep, among them. POINT, fto. I ft n4«ae»a » « Of its huge ehpuWer, struggles to tlio.geft, ns, of mie S bwn »po» it* tPP, from jut or scar, a gloomy fir ,, 1 feftrlu.l, oijt, else all is rwk and sheer, Frsaj }te great took ww s w surprise of teepjk B«t the (Jeep mu&e ?! the tkwaerau? surge ' ,* "US* ><<«• f.SS i, •, SUMMAftf OFWMWS ftresd&t, &tttst> 4. The Lemafs-Sioui ^^ ^ again teen postponed to ~ the roads being a soft of mud. The May report of State ^~~~^ Bioner of Agriculture Allison of Teflire*- lee shows cotton acreage in TenneftseU decreased 18.7 percent compared tHtlt 1894. Easbound shipments from Chicago last week amounted to 88,901) ton* against 47,213 for the preceding week and 49,417 for the corresponding week of last year. During a severe storm the hotel 6f August Eshelinan at Plowville, t*o., was struck by lightning. Webster Zeigler, aged It years, and George James, aged 45 years, wefe both killed. Recent reports from Hawaii received at Washington show much activity itt preparing for an expected filibustering expedition. The government has sent out a revenue cutter to look f of the ftlibusterefs. The comptroller of the currency has approved the Third National bank of New York as the reserve agent for the Merchants' National bank, Crookston, Minn , and the Chnse National bank of New York for the Merchants' National bank of St. Paul. Wednesday, Juno 6. The Missouri rose a foot in 13 hours at Pierre, S. D. Miss Jane Dugan, aged 102, is dying at Pittsburg, Pa, Samuel Washington Fuller, aged 79, a noted artist and portrait painter, is dead, at Saratoga, N. Y. Very favorable advices have boen received at St. Petersburg regarding the prospects of a definite settlement of the questions remaining in dispute between the powers and Japan. The authorities in charge of the matter have decided that the claimants for the first prize in the Chicago road race on Decoration day shall ride the race again next Saturday. The convention of the New Jerusalem church of the United States at Philadelphia has adjourned after selecting Washington as the place for the next annual meeting. Thursday, June 6. The Crystal Salt company's works at Saltville, N. Y., were burned to the ground. Loss, $100,000. The year book of the department of agriculture is now in type and probably will be ready for distribution by September 1. The mayor of Southampton gave a banquet to the officers of the United States steamers New York, San Francisco and Alliance. The llth annual meeting of the Minnesota Pharmaceutical association •will be held at the Lake Park hotel, Lake Miunetonka, June 11, 12 and 13. It is learned from Westiughonse sources that the negotiations between that company and the General Electric company, which were renewed last week, have again been abandoned; The London Times in its financial column says that it is rumored that Russia is negotiating with Paris bankers for the loan of £16,000,000 to China upon Russia's absolute and unconditional guarantee. Friday, Juno 7. , .u, , _,, , •,The West Virginia"Bankingr association has adopted resolutions f against free coinage of silver. The explosion of a boiler at .the. Lav- ernaredo mine, at Nimes, France, killed six persons and seriously injured three others. Two masked men entered the store of R. S. Graham at Bowen, Neb. Graham, resisted the burglars and was shot twice.., He will die. Secretary Hoke Smith has approved the plan of operations for the coming ' fiscal year submitted to him by Director Wolcott of the geological survey. The Standard Oil company and the Scotch Oil company have concluded an agreement whioh is to last three ye.ars for an advance in the price of candles. President Olcott of the Central Trust company has consented to act as, chairman of the reorganization committee of the Milwaukee Street Railway company, which is owned by the North American company. Saturday, June 8, The statement of the condition of the treasury shows available cash balance, * $182,320,558; gold reserve, $99,431,833. Two French cruisers have been ordered to Jcddah to re-enforce the Brit- < ish warships there. The Illinois house has passed the senate bill for the taxation of gifts, legacies and inheritances. Two thousand soldiers escaped with Tang Shing from the Island of For- - mosa, Foreigners are still safe. The comptroller of the currency has authorized the Merohauta-Laoleda National bank of St, Louis to begin business; capital $1,000,000, The London Standard, in ics finan- - cial article, expresses au opinion that a portion of Manchuria will be Qedefc tp Russia to compensate that country -for " the money just obtained by China, as a • loan, , u A, cablegram received at the surgeon t. general's office at Washington from jt»' representative at Nantes, Prajige..^* tradiots toe report of the essence gg cholera, at Brest, which has gajnej. some currency, ^_^ • ~j , -:. The village of Salms, in the canton stroyed, by flre, ' ' . %'^ e storms, and floods have done /" damage.in centra] parfcf of ~ " " , QoStellQ, the; wittnw--"-'" ' v« <-!

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