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tHE NEBRASKA ADVERTISER
XV. XV. 8ANOKKS l'ubllnlipr.
THE LITTLE WHITE SUN.
The nlty had a pray, grny face,
The touch of tho mht was chill,
The earth was an erle place
For the wind moaned over the hill:
ill in the brown earth laughed, and the sky
"When the llttlo white sun came peeping
The wot leaves saw It nnd smiled,
The glad birds gave It a .or.g
A cry from a heart. glee-wild,
And the echoes laugh It along:
.And the wind nnd 1 went whistling too,
'When the llttlo white sun oamo peeping
So welcome the chill of rain
And the world In Its dreary guise
To have It over again,
That moment of sweet surprise,
When the brown earth laughs, and the shy
.As the little white sun comes peeping
--Annie Campbell Iluestls. In S. S. Tlmc.
AJk nnnTllhf.lSOS.llV K.
'Kvi A-N.KelloutrNuwfpapcrCo. HAIiBEIT
Mlnard Hendricks, grent detective, .lust
ireturned from Uoston, flnd.i awaiting him
.tin unsigned typewritten letter directing
lilm to apartments In Palaeo hotel, where
lin will llnd remains of Mr. Weldon Caruth
crs currently reported for past two weeks
to be out of town. Detective seems to con
nect letter with attempt made on his own
life some time previous. Coca with friend,
Dr. LampUIn, to Investigate. Upon search
of Caruthcrs' apartments vcmniun of cre
mated body and Jeweled hand of victim are
found In n vase. Hand bears marks of
linger nail.) manicured to sharp points.
Lb-impkln recalls report of a tow between
Caruthcrs nnd Arthur Gielow, both nullum
Tor hand of Dorothy Huntington, who Is
heiress to several millions should nho mar
ry Caruthors, unconditionally In ensu of
Caruthcrs death. I-ate Hint night Hcn-
Oricks nnd Lampkln call at home of Miss
Huntington. Dorothy uhowsdetectlve type
written letter, which wis an Invitation for
herself and aunt to occupy with Ccunt
Hantlnrl, Italian nobleman, his bo: at
horse show, as ho was called out of town
liy pressing business. She recalls Gielow
had expressed beforo murder intense ha
tred for Caruthcrs and believes him guilty,
yet decides to help him, and wiih her aunt
Koca to ill') .-tudlo. Gielow haj Ilrd. Ills
nervant, Henri, tells of overhearing con
fession to liantlnnl. Hem I thought his
master Insane. Hendricks, concealed in
room, hear.i all this. Hendricks goes to
consult Kola, an l.'ast Indian Interested In
occult researche.i wlio had lielpcd him in
much pretloiui detectivo work, nnd located
in an old colonial mansion among the pal
isades. Dr. Iampkln is summoned by ITen-
drlcks, who has been -shot. Pullet Is re
moved and detective warned not to have
Ids room. Hendricks calls for a crematory
employe, who conllrms the nui position that
ashes found were those of human body.
Miss Huntington receives letter from Gie
low in his own handwriting, postmarked
-at Charleston, S. C, telling of bis crime
:ind flight. Noted graphologl't examines
handwriting of this letter and says It is
Kcnulne. During a call on Sergt. Denh-.im
detective of police department, Hendricks
comes Into possession of cuff with words
written In blood over Glelow's name to
elTecl that he was innocent, starving nnd
confined. Going tc Glelow's studio, Hen
ri identifies cuff as ills masttrSs. Henri
tolls of stranro Influence liantinni bad
over filclow. Hcndticks comes to conclu
sion liantinni was - the inmdcrer, and
through hypnotism made Gielow confess
IkHIi in person to Henri and by letters to
others. Hendricks and LaiiipUi) go to
Kola's retreat. Kola tells them Gielow
i dead, and to prove his supernatural
.power.! claims to go to tho detective's
homo in ills astral body and bring 1 nek
a. Hlble, which Is bonded to Hendricks
jimidat a lot of occult bnlderaah. Kola
-wnrns detective an attempt l.i to bo made
on his life. Peaching home, Hendricks
Jcarns how nearly Kola deceived him
when his mother tell.i of disappearance
of Bible r.fter one of Kola'.i calls durlr z
hl.i absonce in Ltoston. Coming now to
Glclow'ii experiences, tho story goes back
to night of murder, when liantinni by
.'his strange power abducted hU victim.
(lie'mv came back to coiuclousncs!
.Ihronjjh a inui'.e of dronniK. Ho hcemcd
to be in the .studio la ug-hiny at lieurl
for draping: a curtain uvvkvvardly. Next
he was with Dorothy in t lit conserva
tory at her home; ' she never hud
s;cemed so beautiful. Then a swift
.draught of cold air heemed to be strik
ing bis feet and ankles. Site held s-onie
.ilowcrs toards liini nnd he tried to
-take then), but could not lift hi.- hand,
or stir a muscle. Shu glided away,
melting into a vast bank of orchids, but
when he essayed to follow his feet
.seemed chained to the floor, lie jjavc
.a pudden ory of terror as she vanished,
,ur I his voice seer.icd to rebound from
tl t walls ati'I ceiling, which appeared
to have eoiittoeted. Then he awoke apt!
found himself enveloped in such pro
found darkness that, lie wondered if
his soul were released from his body
.anil adrift in space.
"Great God!" ho exclaimed. "What
-can this mean? Where am I ?"
lie tried to recall his latest conscious
moments, but his brain seemed be
.numbed, liverythiny wns chaos, lie
moved his hand, and felt a clasp oi
cold steel on bis wrist. Ho heard a
chain nit tie. Aghast terriiled ineffa
bly he moved the other hand. J t, also.
, ,vu. chained vthe stones beneath him.
'. He attempted to draw up Ida feet. They,
too, were marrolcd..
l i2 fc"-"- ?" C
Then lie iiij motionless ntul tiled
once more to reea.I p.ist events. Dor
otlijl Yes, he remembered cal'ii;;-on
lier and humbly confessing Ids sor
row for liming publicly qtsni relet! v,ith
Caruthcrs. Shu hat! readily forgien
li i in. and shetl tears at something she
would not explain, lie remembered
telling her that he was not going to
the reception at the Palace hotel the fol
low lug night. She understood that he
.shrank from being seen publicly,
though she begged him to go and daneo
onee with her. She reminded hint that
Cartilliers was away, but even that did
not alter his determination. He left
early, for she and her aunt were going
to the Horse Show with Count I'tititinni,
and it was almost time for her to dress.
Then he remembe'red how hard lie
worked all the next day, and how he
threw himself that night on a lounge
and tried to sleep. Finding this im
possible, and longing to catch sight of
.Dorothy as she alighted from her car
riage at tlie reception, lie went to the
ltotel nnd siood around la the crowd
near the hidleu' entrance. Here he was
met by Count Dantinni. The count had
such a strange gleam in his black eyes,
nnd for a wonder was not wearing e en
"I want to have a tall; with you," he
said in a gentle tone. "You have evaded
me for a long time. I am your friend,
and will prove it. Come with me to my
Gielow went with liim to his cham
bers in the next block. It seemed to
him, from Ihintinni's tone, that he had
something important to communicate.
Then what had happened? Ah, yes.
The count had turned up the gas in his
luxurious smoking-room and ordered
a bottle of wine. His lirst words were
the ery soul of humble candor nnd so
".My friend," said the count, "we
ought to sympathize with each other
and bear no ill-will. I am suffering the
pangs of hell. I love your sweetheart
with all my soul. I have loved her pas
sionately since the moment 1 first saw
her. 1, too, am miserable. 1 walk the
.streets in agony. I know how you feel,
and I sympathize with you."
Tears were in 1'antinni's eyes. lie
took the listless hand of the artist and
pressed it. Gielow was too unhappy
to tepulse him. and by and by it seemed
Hint he really liked the Italian.
"1 deaden my pain of heart," said the
count. "You know that I understand
the use of hypnotism; I apply it to my
self when I am most miserable. You
need rest; allow me to calm , on. It is
"I'd rather not," said Gielow; but the
count had spoken soothingly, and then
why, that was the last thing he could
remember excepting yes, in front of
the studio building it seemed that the
count had detained him and told him
some absurd story about his having
killed Caruthcrs. That must have bec'i
a dream, and yet great God! the chains
and the cell! Could he be in a dun
geon for the minder .f Caruthcrs?
Gielow managed to rise to his feet and
began to grope about him. He touched
the wall behind him. It was uneven,
like the inside of a cavern, lie felt all
round the room. In sie it was about
ten feet long by six in width. One end
was of bricks, ,-nd that end contained
an iron door. Glelow's intelligence told
him that lie was not in prison, but it fur
nished no hint of the truth.
The hours passed. Gielow went back
to his corner nnd lay down on the bed
of straw. His knees shook and he was
very weak. Then the pangs of hunger
and thiist awoke in him.
A moment later he knew he was starv
ing. .Maddened by this realization, he
crawled to the door and beat upon it
with his handcuffs. He made a thun
derous noise, but when the echoes had
died out the silence seemed even more
profound, more menacing than ever.
Again he beat upon the door till the
irons cut into his wrists.
Finally he was rewarded by noting a
dancing pencil of light pierce the gloom
through a crack over the door, and
then he heard footsteps outside. A
bunch of heavy keys clanked, one was
lifted into a rusty lock and the door
swung open. In the light of u lantern
which he held appeared the crafty fea
tures and glistening eyeglasses of
Count Dnntlnui. A sinister smile was
on his sallow face.
Gielow shrank. backward In bewilder
ment. "For God's sake, tell me the meaning
of this!" he eiied.
"It means that you'll never see the
light of day again," said Jl.intinni,
harshly. "You had the cheek to tell me
in my rooms that she loves yo.u. Ah!
we shall see, my young idiot she fchall
love no one but me. Kemember 1 have
"You brought me here, then!" ex
claimed Gielow, in wonder.
"Certainly," was the count's reply.
He set his lantern down and leaned
against the closed door.
"Where am I, in the name of mercy?"
"You will never know that," -answered
the count, with a satisfied smile.
"Would you believe that you have been
sleeping on that straw for three days
and three nights?"
"lhat may be,' slowly replied the
artist, "for 1 am starving."
"Ah. yes, it is tiine for you to feel
that way." leplied liantinni. "It will
be hard from now on. I could" Jet you
nice') your life away without a mo
ment's pain if 1 were to hypnotize , on
again, but I shall not waste t lie time."
"I was under ,v our influence, then?"
"And for what reason?"
The count 'auglied.
"I don't mind telling you my plan.
It will give j on something to think
about in your solitude. If you will ic
lleet,you will reineinlier that Caruthers
was the only barrier to any man's mar
rying .Miss Huntington and getting the
hcnc-flt of her fortune. Well, Cnruthcrs
is non est; he has been murdered. On
the night the crime wns discovered you
confessed to your servant in my pres
ence that you had committed the deed;
then you packed your bag and lied."
"Absurd," Mild Gielow, slowly, hi?
staring eyes fixed in horror on the face
of the Italian.
"You remember nothing about it, for
you were hypnotized," said the count;
"but, if you will behee an eye witness,
you played the part most naturally.
The papers of New York have been full
of ,ou for the past three days."
The count paused and feasted on Gle
"What have you to uiy to that?" lie
added, with a ilendish chuckle.
"I simply don't believe it," said the
prisoner, slowly. "You have cut me off
from information and intend to torture
m, mind with your Satanic inventions.'
"Oh, that's it. eh? Well, howdoyoti
like the looks of that?"
liantinni took from his pocket a fold
ed newspaper, and opening it held tin
front page where the sullen rays of the
lantern fell upon the head lines.
"Thai's plain enough to be rend from
where you are," he said. "Them's
your name at the top."
The big black letters seemed to
stamp themselves on the brain of the
artist. They drew him, as it were, by
force to a sitting posture, then lie cov
ered his face with his hands and sank
back on his pallet of straw.
Mantinni drew nearer him and swung
his lantern over his face. It was as if
he feared his victim had succumbed to
the ordeal. Seeing his fear unground
ed, he laughed lightly.
"You must not die too quickly," he
said; "it would not suit my purpose.
Since you have been here you have nid
id me vastly, and I may need your as
Gielow made no answer. lie bad
folded his white lips together as if to
keep them in subjection.
"You seem to have little curiosity,"
went on the count. "You have good
control over the features, but I nu
make you writhe. What if I were to
tell you that since you Iiave been here
you have with your own hand written
to your .sweetheart confessing your
'rime and saying that Count liantinni
had followed yon for dayn and night-,
trying to get you to give up your awful
scheme, and that you had finally eluded
his vigilance and carried out 3'our plan
unknown to him?"
Gielow's very soul seemed to die with
in him. He elos-ed his c3-es to r.hut out
the diabolical visage of his tormentor,
but even through his eyelids be saw
the red glow of the lantern and felt the
presence of the inhuman fiend.
"And more than that," continued (he
oice of the Italian. "You have writ
ten ti letter to the police acknowledging
the crime nnd ( pressing your inten
tion of leaving America for good. They
are trying to catch you, but when they
fail and have forced me to testify
against you I say forced, for it would
be unseemly in a friend to volunteer
such information and after my state
ment has compelled Henri to open his
1!)H. tu-j. you can see that with you
buried acre I shall be safe to marry the
girl. You don't think r.o?" (Gielow
had writhed visibly.) "Well, remem
ber my power. She would have been
my wife long ago but for the clause in
(he will pertaining to Caruthcrs. I have
always bcliccd- that a great minder
could be committed without the perpe
trators ever being detected, and 1 have
carefully worked out the details of this
The strain wan too much for flu de
pleted physical condition of tin; ill
starred prisoner. 1'antinni seemed to
be talking to him from a great distance.
Then enme the sound of the iron doors
closing, the turning of a key in a rusty
lock, darkness, silence, soothing uncon
sciousness. CIIAPTKn XVIII.
When G'elcw next awoke it was with
increased pains from hungerund thirst.
His lips ,i:id throat were dry and
swollen; h'.s face was hot with frtr.
Sowi, his last talk with Count lian
tinni enme bnck to him.
"1 must die here like a dog-, and
Dorothy wi.l be his next victim," he
groaned. "If o"!y I could save her I
would not care what became of me."
Hut later the realization of hisb'asled
reputation, the downfall of the name
he had been so proud to bear, struck
him-like a b'ow and he threw h.'mself
back on die stone floor and wept.
After awhile a dull sound like the fa'
oil bent of horses' hoofs and the I-ollow
rumble of wheels was transmiMed to
him through ihe rock against which bi
head rested. He found I when he sat up
that the t.ound was no longer audible,
so he judged that there must be u paved
road or . tieet near if 1 oi bencntn him.
For houi'a he li.-enei. to these sounds,
his f.crsc ot liearn.g oeeomiiig so acute
Mint lie could distinguish between the
passing of a two .ir;.c vehicle and a
single cue. Aft' r mvhlle evrrytking
bieamc quiet and he judged th.it it wa
night. Long tlraggii; hours e'upcd, then
die sounds ni le to life again and he
kmw that atin'iier du, had broken.
Touching the inn en rocks of one of the
wallsliediseovcini that they were moist,
and crawling to them he licked their
slimy surfaces with his parched tongue,
but this only set met! to Irritate his
thiist without giving relief, sola threw
hlinwlf back 011 the straw and tried to
practice what he had heard a mentu'
scientist say about the cflieacy of ig
noring the belief hi hunger or thirst to
escape buffering when deprived of food
or water. Hut lie failed in this, am! al
lowed visions of cool sparkling streams
in sunlit meadows to pass before his
c,e'j mind, lie never thought ol Doro
thy now except us seated with hiui at a
Onee when he put his head in a new
position, to avoid the piercing of the
sharp-pointed stones, lie felt a tiny
r.t renin of fresh air shooting from tin
wall about a foot from the Iloor. Kx
aininlng the stone in that vicinity, he
found a long irregular crack through
which the air entered. Then he began
to beat he. stone with his handcuffs and
noticed, when he struck- It near the
crack, that it gave forth the sound of
broken rather than of sxil'd stone.
Again and again he beat the rock until
he felt more air coining in at th. cleft,
cud then his heart bounded with ex
pectation, for lie had loosened a piece
of the rock about a foot long- by two
inches In width, and when he had
tugged at it for several moments It fell
to the Hour.
Then, joy untold! a stream of day
light Hashed Into h'.s face and for an
instant blinded him. When his eyes
had become accustomed to theunwont-
: ed brightness, he saw that there was a
widening crevice through the solid rock
from the interior of the cell to the out
side. And through it, about fl() feet be
neath him, he saw a paved roadway
bordered by trees and grass.
Hut owing to the downward ten
dency of the fissure his range of vision
wos very limited. In fact, he could se -only
a little beyond the furthest edge
of the rond and barely .11) feet of its
length. So he could form no idea of the
landscape, or where the spot was sit
uated. Now and then, a man, or a
group of men, would walk past, but
the sound of their footstepsdid not rise
to his ears. Carriages and vehicles of
several kinds went by, but they glided
along as noiseless as bicycles, unless
Gielow put his head against thesloue.
There was a rustic seat at the side
of the road, and the artist almost forgot
his inward torture !u hoping that tome
of the passirs-by would sit there to
rest. lie had a vague idea that if the
people would 011I3 stop and look up
be might manage to signal to (theti.
A oung man and a girl came into
view. They were walking dowy hand
in liand, and, as if obeying- Gielow's de
sire telepat Ideally , they sat down on the
rustic seat. The young man put his
arm around hi.- companion's waist, their
eyes met, and thur faces glowed.
Gielow placed his lips to the crack
and shouwd, but he had grown so
hoarse that hb voice did not jmss
through the crevice, in 1 lit; rock, lie
fried again and again and at last gave
up in despair.
Then another thought entered his
btain. Keeling over the floor, he final
ly found a pebb' nnd tried to throw
it through the fissure, but this was also
an impossibility. The opening was too
long and irregular for anything to be
thrown through it, and it sloped down
ward so giadually that the pebble
would not roll.
Then Gielow thought of something
else, lie took off one of his white
linen, cuffs. He coiled it tightly, and
tied it, with a thread fioni the lining of
his cravat. Je, believed lie would be
able to push it through Hie crack by a
certain connivance he had in mind.
Then he paused to reflect, and finall.
decided that he would write some mes
sage on tho ciin", some appeal to the
world at large for help. I tut how to
write it was the first thing to be decided,
for, on g'irg through Ids pockets, he
could find nothing but his penknife,
lie believed he could, if his hand were
trong enough, cut the letteis into the
linen, but. would they be noticed by a
casual obfrmr? Then a thought came
to him. which may have been suggested
by aii incident in ionic lojnantic novel
he had read in his youth. He would
write It in his own blood.
TO I't: rONTlHUim.
!'.tr.!r? ( t Poor 1'u fin.
Tho heir and hope of the family nt
Dlnnk castle was a little rogue of
about five summers. One day nt'Iunch
he was very disobedient. Ills father.
.hose orders had been repeatedly ig
nored, at last struck the table to ac
centuate his parental authority, and
said, indignantly: "William, you for
get who I am!" The velvet-eyed
scamp looked up. and with biibtlo sim
plicity fcaid: "Oh, no; you're only inuv
vi'r's husbnnd."nnd tlie hereditary leg
islator remained speechless amid the
derisive laughter of his guests. Lon
Dajt of Horror.
First Traveler I was in Paris dur
ing tlie t lege.
Second Traveler I was in Xew York
during the draft riots.
Third Traveler I was in Scotland
vTbcn the railway strikers paraded the
streets with bagpipes. '. Y. Weekly.
NATION'S GREETING TO DEWEY.
Fflitturm f lint lti-illoii to tin Mrtnlln
I lor In M'lilni;lnii.
The. central Idea, underlying tho grnnd
wclcomo to bo given Admiral Duwoy In
Washington the first week In October la
Its national character. Ills arrival nt ttio
Capital will mark his real home-coming
to tho American people, wiicro the otllclalH
of tho government will participate, and
tho magnificently Jeweled sword voted by
CnnsrcRS will bo presented. To that end
all thoarrangomcntB will be of a simple but
tnoflt dignified character. Tho welcome to
tho hero of Manila at the National Cap-
Hwnrrt Votril br CnntrrcBn to Durnr.
Ital will probably occur on Monday, Octo-1
bcr 2, nltliotinh the data will depend upon
tho length of tho celebration In New York,
which In Htlll unsettled. Tho principal'
features of tlie reception In WashlnRton,
an planned by tho cltlzenx, with tho co
operation of tho President and Cabinet,
will bo two in number tho presentation
of tho sword voted by ConRresH nnd a
nlcht parade. A public reception nt tha
White Houso will bo followed by dinner
to tho Admiral by President McKlnley.'
Tho sword will bo presented by Secretnry
jA)ng, at tho east front of the Capitol, In
tho presence of Mr. MoKlnley and all tha
members of tho Cnhlnnt, lato In tho nft-i
crnooti, while tho parade, consisting of or-i
j;anl7JitloiiH of all klndH, will bo nccompa-,
nlcd by an illumination of tho city on
rcalo of beauty novor before witnessed In
Tho different features of tho prepara
tions are in tho hands ot a central body
of citizens and cloven commlttcoa, cm-,
bracing In all over a thousand people.
Preparations for tho celebration bava
been in hnnd for over a month.
Tho Haltlmore and Ohio Jtnllroad and
other railroads entering Washington have
agreed upon cheap rates for tho celebra
tion, nnd the committee expects that there
will bo an outpouring of patriotic citizens
almost equal to tho Inauguration oX a
When it is announced thnfc a womnn in
Roing away her neighbors pet up n farewell
surprise party on her, hut the only attention
a man gets is tlie appearance of his creditor
with bills. Atchison CI lobe.
.When a man whistles all the dnv either
Ins heart or his head is light.' Chicago
It always puzzles a horse to find out what
a woman s driving at. Philadelphia ltec
vn m v' -sssi-;
Acts gently on the
Cleanses the ystem
DUy THE GENUINE -M ANT O By
nv, s sp cau. 3c0 ' ri.vv4t
ids Muer mi cwawTi too. :u rueonit.
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