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i av CHAPTER XIX. Before the week had ended the *2]lack Petrel" filled her sails for Bar- taria, with Greloire&apos;s parting words advice repeating themselves in La- tte's ears:-- "rlnd up your affairs in Louisiana, men ami, and do as the emperor de- aires--return to France, and assume lout own name and rank." So'back to Louisiana he sailed, with his mind in a turmoil that gave un- wonted austerity to his manner, and wed his crew into much speculation. The fever of bis first impulse hay- htg now abated, he began to upbraid himself for having left Pierre, and wondered if anything evil might have befallen his foster-brother. Day by ay, as the "Black Petrel" drew nearer to Barataria, he kept himself busy by querying as to what, if any, changes weuld be  found there, and as to what rogress the war had made. Louisiana, and especially New, Or. leans, must, In his Judgment, be des- tined to bear a Share in the conflict. even though thls might not be until the eleventh hour; for the possession of the Mississippi and its valley had, for many years, been a dream of Great Brlt|n's ambition. Night 'and day, thinking matters 9vet, he resolved that his next step would be to gather what he, might of men and shipping and wealth, and, in the hope of wiping all stigma from his name, offer these to the Governor of Loulsiana, for use in warring against the English. And the possibility of this opportunity being afforded him with its rewarda pardon for himself and,men, covering all past offenses-- the rehabilitation of himself before his world, made his blood tingle. This accomplished, he wotId return to France. assume his father's name and rank, and stand ready to serve the emperor. d the Island Rose,--how had she lYeen faring all this time, and what, amid the dhanged codItions he was "You know my sscret, Pierre; mLPping out for himself, would be her ae,T The remembrance Of the last time he had seen her, with her girlish face and form manifesting such shrinking terror of him, had its sorrow now lightened by the hope, so strong in his heart, that he would be able to redeem himself in bar estimation. The "Blek Petrel," keeping a sharp lOokout for English vessels, stole into the Gulf of Mexico, and sped across iL tl dropped anchor. It was the evening of Lafltte s ar- rival. He an Pierre were alone to- Ln of notes.--Jean to giv Pierre the particulars of his recent trip, and to hear from him an account of the hap- lnings at Baratarla and New Orleans. "t wish I might have been with you in Toulon," Pierre said, with what iJounded like a sigh. "I have a longing to see France again before I die." "Before you die'" repeated Jean, s slight touch of testiness in his tone. "Why do you talk thus? One would htnk you were threescore, at least, l stead of a stalwart giant of half those There was no answering smile on Pierre's fac, which was again turned the fire. But after a momentary silence he said, abstractedly, as if thinking aloud, "I cannot give a good reason for it, but there has of late been something like a conviction grow- lug upon me that I have not much longer to live. Perhaps"--and he raised his eyes to Jean's wondering ace--"tt Is nothing more than tnt I m homesick." "We will wind up otr affairs here and go to, France," declared Jean de- Islvely. "Rouse thyself, Pierre, and peak no more in mlch a fashion. hat nonsenselthou, after all the dangers we have met and overcome to, ! Lether. to' have such a premonition! I think, my brother," and the tone "Missed thee: Aye, in every way, as I ever do When we are apart. But somehow it was a taste worse this time, perhaps because thou wert away in France, where, as thou hast said, I am growing homesick to go." "And, as I have also said, we will go together, and soon. We will return to Languedoe, thou and I, Pierre, and see the old gardens, and roam in the park, and try to be boys once more." The words ended with a Joyous laugh. "And read of De Soto, and Pizarro. and the tales of Louisiana?" added Pierre interrogatively, a curious sad- hess touching his voice. "Nay, indeed not," replied Jean, so- bering at Once. "We have lived too many practical chapters of a like sort, my Pierre, to ever again enjoy the old book." "And the emperor," said Pierre ir- relevantly; "to think of his keeping the little box of papers for thee!" "Yet it was like him to do such a thing," asserted Jean, with vibrant tone and glowing face. "Ah, if but he were back in France, and free from those cursed Engllsh!" "Aye," Pierre affirmed, a growl sounding in his voice. "The English there on Elba, their power behind the throne of France, and their ships sneaking in here to snatch at Louisi- ana and the Mississippi. Cursed Eng- lish. say I." From what Pierre told him that night, Jea Lafitte knew, as clearly as though he had remained at Bara- taria, all that had transpired since his departure. This had been shortly after Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek Indians at the battle called "Tohope- kah,"a disaster that broke their pow- er, and compelled the English to cease reckoning upon them as allies. And after this signal victory Gem Jackson had been given command of the 2ev- enth military district, which included the State of Louisiana It was nw very evident that New for the present let it rest." Orleans was to be" attacked a soo as the English could concentrate a suf- ficient force for that purpose; and Gee. Clalborne had called a eslon of the legislature, besides tklng all other measures in his power toward raiing means for defense. But the leglalatore were slow to cooperate with him; and the same malcontents whose scheming had already wrought such harm to Louisiana were using all possible means to neutralize the governor's ere forts. As Lafitte listened to all this, .he congratulated himself anew that the "Black Petrel"-lay anchored esly before Grande Terre. He felt also that no time could have been more aus- picious for making the offer he pro- posed to lay before the governor,an offer of service by himself and his followers, in consideration of pardon for all past misdeeds, whether actual or alleged. When he volcel these thoughts and plans to Pierre, the latter agreed un- reservedly; and both men were con- fident of their ability to obtain the as, quiescence of their followers. "But think you, Jean," inquired the more cautious Pierre, "there is not reason to doubt if Gee. Claiborne ac- cept our offerY I do not wish to dmp en thy ardor; but we must remember the threats he has made against the Baratartans." "He surely will not make the mis- ke of refusing our services in such an emergencyat a time when every man able to bear a gun will be sorely needed in New Orleans," was Jean's confident reply; and Pierre raised no more doubts that night, Among the other items of informa- tion he had given (and which, al, though of slight interest to hlmsel ere otherwise to his listener), was that Count de Cazeneau had, at La Roche's invitation, closed his hou-3 in New Orleans, and gone with his grand- daughter for a visit to the former"s plantation, La Tete des Eaux, near the head of Bayou Blenvenu; ale0 that La Roche had taken this occasion to per. suade his ward, the Benorita Lazalte, to oin his house party. "He is now a general in the state mtlttia, Pierre added; and --with latwh"lt l. common.  In New Or. leans that he is mad for love of th, Spania girl." . "An she?" inquired Jean carelesslyt as he patted the head of a hound crone, had by his chair. Pierre shrugged his broad shoulders. "She is a woman; who, therefore, may say what she thinks, or will do- or not do?" Jean laughed as he knocked the ashes from his cigar. "Thou hast a poor opinion of the fair ones, my Pierre." "Have I? If so, it was thyseli taught me the lesson." The laughing face sobered at once and a troubled look came into the eyes fixed upon Pierre's half-mocking ones. 'Say you, Pierre, that I taught you any such lesson?" "Aye, that you have, with your scorn of women and their ways. Seeing through your eyes, I long ago learned to look upon women as but snares, to love whom brings mischief and the ruin of a man's heart." Pierre wondered at the gentleness o the tone that answered. "If ever 1 taught you such a thing, I taught, tm. knowingly, something I never believed myself; for I think a true woman is a thing to reverence as the saints, and that love in a man's llfe is like--" He stopped short, and his dark face took a dreaming look as he gazed into the fire. After a short silence he continued, 'rhe lack of love in a man's life is like a world without sunshine, or a lamp without ollwithout light, And to live always in darkness would make life little worth the living." Pierre had been staring at him, and as he stared his slumbering wits awak- ened. In a groping but certain way, he be- gan to rightly suspect the possible cause of a hitherto puzzling change he had noticed in his foster-brother, and. satisfied as to this, he now blurted out, "Jean, my brother, tell me---who is she you love?" Jean started, and his brows con- tracted nto a frown. "Thou art not angry with me, that I asked?" "AngryV' The word was repeated with a soft laugh, as if the supposition were too absurd to call for refutation. "And she loves thee in return?" Pierre ventured, encouraged by the laugh. Jean shook his head, and a bitter sadness touched the still smiling lips. "Not love thee!" exclaimed Pierre, incredulously. "Then she mus be blind, or a fool," he added, in sudde wrath, "Neither the one nor the other, my Pierre," Jean answered, as he rose from his chair. "I had never thought to ask her love, nor knew that I[ loved her, when, by accident, she discovered that I was the terrible pirate, Lafitte, and shrank from me as if I had been the plague, or death itself. That wae long ago; and I have not since laid eyes on her." There was a world of suppressed passion sounding underneath the ring of mockery in his voice, and Pierre saw his hand tremble as he laid his arm against the stone support of the chimney and looked down into the em- bers. Pierre now rose and tossed bis cigar into the fireplace, appearing to think there was nothing more to be said. But he turned quickly to Jean as the latter, laying a hand upon his foster- brother's shoulder, added, "You know my secret, Pierre; for the present let It rest where it is, and give no heed am to who she is. I may yet win her; and I may not. If I do, then you snail lmow her, and you will love her; of that I feel assured. "Well you may, my Jean, if she is dear to thee; for .that she must now be to me." "'Aye; and God bless thee for a true other self," elt Jean, grasping the other's hand. "That I could know, without the telling. Still it is pleas- ant to hear thee say it. I will clear my name, Pierre--tMne and mint; that must be rst- After thatwe shall see." (To be continued.) DRESS OF THE JUNGLE LADY. 81topis COetuma Suffloient for Her Savage Life. The low caste Siamese of the Jungle have few wants, and live like animals, eating chiefly wild frult and rice, which they raise in slnail cleared pots, wherever they happen to tem- porarily settle, Like the Karens, the Jungle people of Burma, they are al- ways on the move, and in common with all low caste Siamese are petty thieves of an incurable propensity. Yet they are obedientservlle to an unpleasant degree for white bld, They manufacture nothing-save crud- est domestic household necessities and personal ornaments from bamboo. Clothes are of slight consequence.. On the Jungle edge they go uncovered men and women, above the waist, the panung reaching within four Inche og the knee; but deep in the Jungle they are practically naked, Their Mngle Implement is a long- bladed, butcherlike knife, used as path- maker, as weapon (together with a tweed slear) and industrially in fash- ioning out of the ubiquitous balaboo their "ornaments, their buckets, their rope, their string, their houses anti the food receptacles whlcb cake e place of pots and pans and P.at, . Nearly all of the jungle folk on bot sides of the Siam-Burma line tattoo the thigh, sometimes from knee to hip, more often from the knee to only six inches above. The design may be a turtle, or the much-dreaded tiger done elaborately, but the one most frequently seen, and the simplest, Is a sort of lace or fringe pattern in the middle of the thigh, or Just below the knee, like a garter. The woma do not tattoo, believing in beauty n. adorned; heaven knows they n adorment.--Outlmz THE NEWS RESUME Being a Condensed Story of the More important News of the Week. Secretary Taft decides to pry a bflef visit to Japan. Strike of teamsters in Chicago ts epected to spread. River commission headquarters to remain at St. Louis. Carey Blair's affidavit is filed in in- surance company's suit. The body of a woman was found in a wolf's den near Lwton, Ok. Robert Kedge bequeaths much prop- erty in North St. Louls to his rela- tives. North American company plans many reforms for St. Louis street car system. President Roosevelt shortens hunt and will be in Washington on morning of May 20. Panama rates to be reduced and freight tariffs readjusted on an equita- ble basis. A St. Louis Masonic lodge buys tract for erection of building near King's highway. Itiser sends three high army of- ricers to Morocco, thus giving affront to France. St. Louis woman dies in home in which she had resided continuously for fifty years. Secretary Paul Morton. it is said. has no intention of returning to the Santa Fe. Federal grand Jury makes final re- port in St. Louis returning eleven in- dictments. Jury in packing house inquiry sum- mons as witnesses buyers and heads of departments. Presbytery appoints committee to visit Lindenwood college and report upon its needs. * Secretary Loeb makes rough ride on horseback to carry documents to Pres- ident Roosevelt, North American officials testif] in the United rallways-translt antlmerger suit in St. Louis. Control of the Ann Arbor property passes to Rudolph Kleybolte & Co. for a Cincinnati firm. Recount of ballots indicates that Henry Caufield was elected to Con- gross over J. T. Hunt. Several Trintdad, Colo., residents claimed to have witnessed a fanatical penitent's crucifixion. Attorney General Hadley scorec( an- other victory in the proceedings against oil companies. The St. Louis presbytery votes in favor of union with the Cumberland branch of the church. Counsel Morawetz gives his version of the Santa Fe rebate charges before the senate committee. Congressmen wrathy over policy of Chairman Shonts in ignoring politics in dispensing canal lobs, The town of Boonville. Ind.. has adopted a girl baby waif. Just as ]ret Harte's Roaring Camp did. Radicals in Democratic Iroquois club, Chlcago, kick on dinner inviw tlon to President Roosevelt. Festus J. Wade gives testimony m the suit to annul the United rallways- transit met-ger agreement. The Queen's Daughters of St. Louis make a pilgramage to historic shrine In woods at Starkenburg, Me. Main building of Vanderbilt univer- sity at Nashville, Tenn., is destroyed by fire, with loss of $200,000. Mrs. Ellis S. Pepper presents name of Mrs. George H. Shields to D. A. R. congress for MlsSuri state regent. Speaker Joe Cannon visits Illinois house and makes characteristic speech, humorously ridiculing Osier theory St. Louis girl denies rumor, that her suit against wealthy Pittsburg man for breach of promise is to be dropped. Rock Island-Frisco planning exten- sion of Southern lines into New Or- leans through Texas and Louisiana." William Surbled, Sr., of St. Louis, believed by his son to have been drowned in river in falling from boat. 0nly three of the old directors of the United Railways company of St. louis are retained on the new board of direc- tors. Speaker Meelian's app01ntmentsato the St. Louis house of delegates com- mittees displease the old members of the body. Directors of the St. Louis real estate exchange elect old officers and pledge support to movement for free munici- pal bridge. St. Louis detectives assume roles in answering suspicious advertisement and arrest two "promoters" of allegel mining enterprise. Dr. Osier's views on old age dis-. cusssed by Southe'n Methodist miniS- zers at closing session of St. Louis district conference. Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria celebrated by Maundy Thursday by washing the feet of twelve of: the old- est men of Vienna. Mexico grants extradition in case of J. T. Fitzpatrick. former roadmaster of-Frlsco, charge& with embezzlement. An unidentified woman, who carried an infant in her arms, falls uncon- scious In a crowded St. Louis street and dies in an ambulance. 'England fears nerve-racking em- brglio between Genany an'J France over Morocco, despit her redindss to support the latter principal. Shoutd the municipal officials fall to do so, the state authorities lyrobably will enforce the Sunday-closing law against saloons in East St. Louis. Proceedings of Illinois Legislature Wednesday, April 19. "Uncle Joe" Cannon of Danville, speak- er of the national house of representa- tives, dropped into town today, and late this afternoon sauntered into the house of representatives with Mr. Grace, represen- tative from his district. ]He endeavored to get in unnoticed, but he was immedi- ately "discovcred" as he sat down beside Mr. Russell. The house broke into ap- plause, and then a score or more surround- ed the veteran to etend their greetings. Later In the proceedings he was escorted by a committee consisting of Arnold. Al- len and Tipptt to a seat on the platform and introduced as "the most distinguished citizen of the United States. He spoke for a few minutes tn characteristic fash- ion. The opposition to the gas bills that has suddenly sprung up all over the state won a temporary victory %hls afternoon, get- ting the bills recommitted to the commit- tee on municipal corporations. Nearly every country town with a gas or an elec- tric light plant appeared to have sent somebody here to fight the hills, to whtcn apparently the Chicago "gas trust." at which the bills are aimed, has been pay- labor Interests. The house passed the bill exempting newspaper men from jury duty. The sen- ate passed Mr. Campbell's bill to punish agents and employes or servants who cor- ruptly give or offer any gift. or gratuity to influence action in regard to their em- ployers' business. Senator Berry intro- duced a bill to provide for continuous ses- sions of the supreme court at Springfield and to increase the salaries of the Justices to $10,000 per annum. Chairman Dudgeon of the house com- mittee on penal and reformatory institu- tions today force4 out of committee his bill amending the convict labor law of the state, pqssed two years ago. The bin came out over the protests of the members of the committee who arc representing the bill. The house committee on ludtciary to- day %'pied to report Out favorably a local ontlon bill as a committee measure. Th- bill is the same as the Parker bill now In the senate, and the Parker bill is tbc original Anderson bill. with the county. precinct and combination of wards or prc- cinets featureg stricken out. and thc ref- erendum clause eliminated. The bill also specifically states that it shall not apply to existing prohibition territory, nor ore- vent any municipality from establishing prohihltion territory within its limits. Thursday, April 20, The house tonight held its first night session, a circumstance to indieat@ that the house leaders are preparing for final adjournment at an early date. At a late hour tonight, the clerk was calling the roll on the passage of bills, It had been expected that Frank D. Comerford, the expelled and re-elected member, would be sworn in tonight, the credentials com- mittee having agreed on a report recom- mending that he be seated. Judge Crelgh- ton of the circuit court had been invited to administer the oath and was on hand. But Chairman Oglesby of the committee failed to appear and Judge Crelghton, after waiting until 9:30 left the hall. Dur- ing the afternoon the credentials commit- tee adopted a reholution recommending the immediate seating of Mr. Comerfor<l. together with instructions to e auditor of public accounts that befn'e he pay Mr. Comerford any more money he look Into the law and ascertain exactly what amount sall be paid him. The action of the comrpittee in this regard is without precedent and created much comment In the house. The resolution stated that the creden- tials of Mr. Comerford were correct, but that the committee were in doubt as to whether he should be paid an additional $I,90 as a member of tne house, he hav- Ing drawn $700 of his salary before expul- sion. Mr. Groin of Cook explained that the attorney gencra! had declined to give any opinion in the matter to the commit- tee when asked to do so. The salary clause of the resolution was objected to by Mr. Comcrford. who disclaimed any intention oT taking the full $1.0 which is due hlm as a lww member. Bills on special order came up. The elections committee ballot bill passed, 115 tO 1, this bill eliminating the figures printed after the namcs ot candidates in cumulative votln K for members of the legisLtture and specifying how the bal- lots shall be countcd. House bill 474 (Loy), passed, 87 ayes to 23 noes. The bill amends the act h:demnlfylng owners of sheep from los by dogs by giving to the road and bridge fund the surplus in the dog tax fund at the end of each year. Among other hills passed were: }ouse bill I'9 ,Trautman) providing an addi- tional humane officer at East St. Louis; house bill 145 (()ale,by). appropriating $1,200 yearly for the Illinois state bee- keepers' association. House bill 239 (Green), the "antimob" bill, provhting for the vacatin of the sheriff's office bY proclamatlofl when the sheriff fails to protect prisoners from mob violence, was advanced to second reading. The membei's of the senate committee on primary elections, after a number of conferences with Governor Deneen. Lieu- tenant Governor Sherman and several of the house lea@ez's on the Republican side, have pactieally agreed upon a primary electioh bill, which will be reported to the senate tomorrow and passed next Wucs- d'he" bill provides for direct nominations " plqra, lity vote in cities and villages. cost, tics. the central aommtttee are the bill. and only the speaker and a nearsighted reading clerk stood betweelt the bill and its virtual defeat. A motion to strike out the enacting clause was voted down, but this was after a motion to limit the speed to which an automo- bile shall be geared to twenty miles an hour had been declared lost on a stand- ing vote. The debate over the bill occu- pied nearly thc entire morning, The promised hearing of the downstate gas and electric light Interest was re- sumed by the house committee on mu- nicipal corporations today. The commit- tee members listened for two hours to ar- guments against granting municlpatltie the further consideration until next Tues- da( afternoon. hances of a charter convention in " Chicago next fall were helped today when the house committee on Chicago charter voted to report out favorably Mr. Mc- Goorty's bill, with amendments, provid- ing for a charter convention in Chicago. Friday, April 21. Speaker Shurtleff today made an em- phatic denial of statements to the effect that the legislature is to be forced to a haety adjournment, The turn taken in gas legislation within the past two days hss led to the charge that the leglslaturs is to be gotten out of town as soon as possible in order to prevent the enact- ment of a gas "regulator." The speak- er's declaration came today when Mr. McGoorty asked leave to introduce a mu- nicipal gas bill. The opt,ode was a some- what exciting one. Stung by newspaper criticism, with whitened face and tremb- ling voice, the speaker declared himself on the subject of gas legislation and the Intimation that the house was to adjourn in order to prevent such legislation. Then he proceeded to flay the house for not attending more strictly to business. Re- publicans and Democr,ts alike applauded him. The speaker grimly held the house to its work. and bill after bill was passed or advanced on the calendar. Finally Mr. McGoorty secured the floor and asked leave to Introduce his bill. Speaker Shurtleff TOSe immediately, making a statement of htsposttion. After further colloquy Mr. McGoorty withdrew his request. The gas question is to take a new form next week. The house committee on Chl- cago charter will report a bill for rate regulation that will apply onb" to Chi- cago. This will obviate the objections that came from the lighting companies lu the smaller towns. The present legislature will not be asked to pass on legislation providing for a system of hard-road building throughout the state. A good roads bill was intro- duced this morning tn the house b Chair- man Magl]l of the committee on good roads, but it contains no provisions for building good roads, or any provisions for the raising of taxes for" such building. ldstead, a commission Is established to conduct experiments, place their services at the disposal of highway commissioners when road building is contemplated, and furnish material at low cost, the material to be manufactured and prewared by state convtct labor Incidental .v and in an- hther bill to be offered, a plant for man- ufacture of drain tile for use in road building is provided by an approprittion .... L be put In at the Chester quarries. Ths sub-committee of the good roads commit- tee. with Governor Denecn and other tate officers, decided on the form of b[l! late last night. The house passed senatc bill 2aS. appro- patlng $5,000 for the lllinois Grant home association, to repair and matntain the former home of General Grant nt Galena as a memorial building. Most of the five- hour session of the house was devoted to the advancement of bills on thc calendar. Among the bills passed bY the senate today were the following: 'ovidin for an additional term of court in Slclby county; to authorize the creation nt a san- itary and levee district for tbe protection of East St. Louis and adjacent territory; requiring that oil wells which have gane dry bc protected before they arc aban- doned; providing that county bayard, shah make appropriation for the publication of real and personal property assessments. after appropriation has been made for the ordinary expenses of the county. The senate adjourned until 5:30. and th@ house until 7:30 next Monday craning. Mr. Ogle,by, chairman of the crcdentlals committee appointed to cxamine the cre- dentials of Frank D. Comerford. reported to the house today a resolutlon adopted hY the committee yesterday, and signed by all the members of the committee but Mr. Mitchell. The resolut|ou in fax',w of seating him was ado0ted, together with the recommendation to the auditor tha he examine the law before paying Mr. Comerford any salary. The speaker asked'and obtained unani- mous consent to have the oath of office administered at any time a supreme or circuit Judge was present, None was present when the committee report was adopted. Half an hour later the speaker announced that Judge Creighton of the, circuit court was present and would aft* minister the oath to Mr. Comerford. The oath was administcred, with the house sitting, although on previous oc- casions the members have steed. At the conclusion of the oath. the :-peakcr said: "The clerk will restore to the roll ot the house the name of Frank D. Comerforu, formerly a member of this housc, during the preent sea,ton. Let the order be u- tered in that way." tha orgardzation of a sanitary ann levee district to protect st St. Louis and ad- Jacent territory from overflow was ad- vanced to thh'd reading in the senate. The senate" committee upon municipal- ities made factorable reports on Senator Burnett's bill legalizing the organization of the village of Thebes, and Senator Campbell's bill. The senate committee on fees and salaries reported favorahiy Senator G.rdner's bill increasing the sal- aries of the supreme court Justices to 10.00 per annum, l ,Senate bill No. 30, the antipotlcv bill. I was passed hy the house and this much- discussed bill' probably wfll become a law 1 within a few days. The vote on the[ measure was 11 for and none against. The bill passed the' house as it came] from the Senate anl now goe to the got- ] ernor 'or nm approval. It prohibits policy t playing, provides penalties, not only for[ players of the game or those who hnxc po icy tickets m their pos.esion, hut also for the owners and agents of bUthl- consideration of bills. On second read- ing a lhrge number were advanced, iIr. Trautmann called house bill 185, making an appropriation for the university of lllinois. The committee amendments were adopted and the bill, parrying a total of $L35,wv, was sent to third read- lng, House bill 234 (Mr. Castle), appropri- ating $145.0(0 for the purpose of extending the scope Of the college of agriculture, was called up and rtad a second time. Mr. Trautmann called up Mr. LIndlv's bill abolishing the [linots tndust(ial school for the blind at Chicago. This bill carries an appropriation f$15.0 to carry out a provision for an annual pe- ,ion of $150 for the inmates of thc insti- tution. Only '.) votes were east for the measure and further action was post- poned nntll tomorrnw The senate bill (Mr, Mueller's)"givlng the state the right of :[ueal when a prisoner has been rel,.,to ;, v,u';t nf, habeas corpus, was killed after a brief s in which "Dol|ey" games are con- debate, the enacting clause beLng Strickeu eted. on t. The defeat of the Chicago automobile Thc feeling against Repre.entative ub bill seems almost a furegone co, Comrfc,rd w's r,ztn m,fst(.1 ill the elusion. In spite of the ctexer camtbatgn- honse tonight when he offered art inuo- ing done in trehaLf of the merasure by cent amenument to a pent:ng biil 'A few Chicago aomobllists, the country mere-  faint "a};es" were cast. while the horus bern proceeded this morning to mutilate ,f "noes' was overwhelming Volcanic Activity in Central Asia. Calcutta: Traders using the Himal- ayan-Thibet road assert that a great hill in the stae of Bahsbaha. on the Thibet frontier, is, on fire and belching smoke. Fresh earthquake shocks have been felt at Strain. This corrolmrates the belief that there is tremendous Volcanic activity in central Asia. Bigamist Hoch on Trial. Chicago. Johann Hoch, self-con- fessed bigamist, was placed on trtl Wednesday afternoon for the murder of Mrs, Marie Walcker here. Rush Warship to San Dom[ngo. Pensacola, Fla.: Rush orders for the cruiser Tacoma to proceed to Sau D0mingo were received late Frlffay af- ternoon. That vessel began to coal immediately, moving down to the Navy Yard. where fuel and stores were ta- ken on board, and it was expected that she would get away before daylight. It is stated here that a number of warships have been ordered to San Domingo by the Italian Governmen,., and as trouble is anticipated, the Ta- coma was ordered there to protect American interests.