The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, May 27, 1904, Image 3

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Copyright, 1896. by Street 4; Smith, All rights roserved.
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"Is there no person with whom you
aro acquainted who Is familiar with
English literature, and who "
"To bo sure. My secretary, Hen
Ivan Barosky. If you care "
"It will give mo great pleasure, and
I thank you from tho bottom of my
lieart, madame, for your kindness."
The baroness touched a silver call
bell, which stood on a tablo near. A
servant entered. "Say to Herr Baros
ky I wish to seo him here."
"Pardon, madame, but Herr Ba
rosky left tho houso an hour ago, say
ing If he were asked for that ha would
soon return."
"How unfortunate," began the baro
ness. "I"
"If I might bo given tho permission
to wait and to glance through these
lirlceless, trensures," suggested tho pro
cessor as ho cast a wistful look at
tho well-filled shelves.
"By all means," said tho baroness,
and rising she said that she would
send Herr Barosky to him on his re
turn, and then withdrew.
Making a low bow, expressive of
Ills gratitude, the professor stood until
tho door had closed, and then a start
ling change took place. Instead of the
alow, deliberate movements of the old
scholar, Michael Radaloff, with a
Tjleam of triumpli In his eye, once more
was tho nlert and actlvo agent of
police. Going tiptoe to tho door with
catlike motion, ho listened for a mo
ment, and then with rapid movements
ho proceeded to a desk which stood In
tho apartment, and producing a bunch
of skeleton keys soon had Its contents
at his disposal. A hurried examina
tion of one paper after another follow
ed. Tho face of tho searcher was a
study. Eagerness, disappointment,
anxiety, anticipation one expression
after another chased itself across tho
earnest face.
Suddenly he uttered an exclamation
A secret drawer had rowarded his
search. He grasped the papers tho re
ceptacle contained.
A great flush of joy passed over his
The drawer was speedily closed.
Another moment, and all tho docu
ments In tho desk were rearranged as
iiearly as possible in their former
order all but two tho two found in
tho secret drawer, guarded by the
concealed spring. ,
Then the lock was locked.
Radaloff, drawing himself erect,
stood for a moment llko some con
queror who had won a great victory,
and as a great flash of exultation
lighted up the sallow face, he exclaim
ed, "By Holy Nicholas, tho gamo is
The Student of the Polytechnique.
Five minutes later, a young man,
apparently of some two or threo and
twenty years, of singularly easy and
graceful bearing, entered tho room.
" The learned professor was too deep
ly engrossed in an examination of a
superb copy of Schiller to notlco his
entrance, and his eyes were only lift
ed from the page when the young man
spoke. "Is this Herr Professor Kaso
vitch?' , The "Herr Professor" was deeply
embarrassed. He arose and apologiz
ed for his preoccupation.
Mr. Barosky, with a glance at the
card he held In his hand, said in a
pleasant tone, "Pray be seated."
Radaloff took in every feature of
tho young man before him. Then ho
picked up tho volumo of Tennyson
and said: "Knowing tho reputation
of tho Baroness von Rhineberg as a
connoisseur In works of this kind,
and being in need of money, I wished
to dispose of this book."
"Tho baroness explained to me,"
said the young man, and began an ex
amination of tho work.
Whllo ho is thus engaged lot us get
hotter acquainted with tho young man
who has just been Introduced. He Is
destined to play no small part In the
drama of "Darkest Russia," and it is
well that we should know who and
what he Is at the start.
About fifteen years beforo our story
opens $iero lived in St. Petersburg
a fariious teacher of music, named
Michael Barusky. He was a man of
hrilllant attainments, having traveled
much throughout Europe, and having
a wide acquaintance among some of
the loading musicians of tho principal
cities of tho continent. An offer,
through an English nobleman of high
rank, who was his ndmlror, induced
Barosky to visit London, where ho
speedily became known as ono of tho
great masters, and where on more
' . S WOT'"
than ono occasion ho had been "com
manded" to play beforo the queen.
This signal recognition of his abilities
opened his career under tho most flat
tering auspices, and Michael Barosky,
within a year after his arrival at tho
English capital, found himself well ad
vanced on the highroad to famo unci
fortune. Within twelve months after
his first arrival ho sent for his wife
Alexandrlno and his two children
Ivnn, a boy of eight years, and tho
bright-eyed little Ildn, who was two
years younger determined to make
his homo permanently In London.
Sovcral years of peace,, prosperity
and happiness wont by. Then there
came a change, as all things human
change during tho fourth year of his
llfo In England an event occurred
which forever darkened tho life of
Michael Barosky. Alexandrine, his
young and beautiful wife, caught a
severe cold. It developed rapidly, and
In splto of all that tho highest medi
cal science could suggest, sho sank
rapidly, and In less than a fortnight
died In tho arms of her agonized hus
band. Michael Bnrosky and his motherless
children embarked with tho remains
of tho beloved wife and mother for
Russia, and Alexandrlno was laid to
rest in tho little village of Felrof,
where she was born. Two days after
tho funeral Michael Barosky was
stricken down by illness, and for
wocks hovered between llfo and
death. His recovery began at last,
but life brought no Joy to tho strlckon
man, for ho was blind!
In this hapless state he again return
ed to St. Petersburg. Tho loving kind
ness and tender solicitude of Ivan and
Ilda softened tho cruel blow that had
thus befallen him. But even this con
solation was not of long duration.
In the archives of tho secret police
of St. Petersburg were certain re
ports of conversations overheard In
Barosky's houso in London of
threats against tho czar, of conspira
cies, of revolutionary schemes dis
cussed and projected. It was not pre
tended that Michael Barosky himself
was responsible for theso utterances.
But ho had harbored beneath his roof
those who had spoken and who were
enemies of tho state, and to this ex
tent was partlcops crimlnis.
So It was, that ono eventful even
ing, as Michael Barosky sat listening
to his little Ilda playing on the violin,
there was a violent knocking at tho
door. It was opened by Ivan. Another
moment, and there entered an officer
accompanied by four soldiers. Going
up to tho blind man, the ofilcer, plac
ing his hand on his shoulder, said:
"Michael Barosky, 1 arrest you In the
name of tho czar!"
All tho demands for a statement of
tho crime of which ho stood accused
were denied, and five minutes later
tho unfortunate father was torn from
tho grasp of his children, who with
cries and shrieks clung to him in
very agony of childish despair.
In less than an hour tho gates of
the great Petropaulovsk prison had
closed behind him, and Michael Baros
ky was dead to tho world.
Beforo leaving London Michael Ba-
rosky had deposited a very largo sum
of money, the results of his brilliant
professional career. This money had
been made payable by exchange on
the great banking house of Von Rhine
berg, Strauss & Co. After waiting
for somo time, and receiving no word
from their blind client, tho bnnkers
Instituted a search for him. Then
came tho Intelligence of his arrest.
In his earlier days Michael Barosky
had been the teacher of the children
of tho Banker Strauss, who entertain
ed for him a high regard, and so it
was but natural that on hearing of the
mlsfortuno of their fathor that the
care for the children whoso fortuno he
had In his keeping. Tho result was
that Ivan, the boy, now about ap
proaching his twelfth year, was placed
in an excellent private school, and tho
Utile Ilda received a warm placo in
the banker's family.
Ivan proved hlmsolf an earnest
student, and at the time when wo
first meet him he was ono of tho
most brilliant graduates of tho St.
Petersburg Polytechnlque. It was
whllo In the homo of Banker Strauss
that tho Baroness von Rhineberg first
met him, and it was at hor desire that
he had engaged to translate Into Rus
sian some English books. He rapid
ly gained the respect and esteem and
confidence of tho baroness, and at tho
time when he enters upon our horizon,
was trusted with the direction of her
Ilda Barosky, at tho time when her
father had been so ruthlessly torn
from his children, had just entered
her tenth year. Tho cruel separation
had mado a profound impression upon
her. She had been her father's idol
and, since the death of the beloved
Alexandrine, his heart-strings twined
themselves moro than ever around his
motherless little daughter. Early In
llfo Ilda had given evidence of the
possession of musical talent of a high
order, and as soon as she was able
to hold an Instrument her father had
begun giving her Instructions on tho
violin. Tho result was that she was
now something of a musical prodigy,
and Banker Strauss took caro that
the child's musical gifts should bo
carefully fostored and developed. Ilda
began her career as 'a student at the
Conservatoire soon after her father's
arrest, and it was not long until her
talonts attracted attontlon. The re
sult was that, even before she gradu
ated sho was frequently given oppor
tunities of displaying her talents be
foro many brilliant assemblages of
tho Russian aristocracy. It wns whllo
hero that Ilda Barosky formed the
acquaintance of a follow student,
Anna Dorskl, and tho friendship of
tho young girls ripened Into a tender
affection for each other, Ilda took
up her home In tho Dorskl'fi houso
and for years lived ns ono of tho fam
ily. Anna's father, like tho father of
Ilda, was an eminent musician, and
when any spec'nlly elaborate feto or
celebration wus given In St. Peters
burg, it wns considered Incomplete
unless tho muslcnl arrangements were
directed by M. Dorskl.
Wo have thus given In brief, an out
line of Michael Barosky and his fain
lly, nnd will now return to Ivan and
M. Radaloff, and follow their conver
sation. Radaloff, whllo Ivan hurriedly
3lnncod through the book, sat watch
ing him with Intonso" Interest, but
there was no indication of It In tho
appearance ho presented when Ivnn
raising his eyes from tho book mot
those of tho supposed professor.
"This book," snld Ivan, "whllo a
volume of Tennyson, Is Incomplete In
tho fact that several works nro not
"I wns not aware of It."
"Tho baroness, I think, said thai
you received It as a present from o
friend In Englnnd."
"From Professor Muller of Oxford.'
"Indeed." There was something Id
tho intonation of tho word that put
Radaloff on his guard in a moment.
He felt that in some way, he know not
what, ho had made a blunder, and ho
waited with anxiety tho discovery of
the particular point in which he had
"May I ask if the Professor Mullir
of Oxford Is In St. Petersburg at pres
ent?" "Oh. no, In Englnnd; at Oxford at
the university."
"But ho has been here, in Russia."
"Perhaps not lately to my knowl
edge w met in .Berlin last"
"Then the book was Bent to you
from England."
"Pardon me, I think I nlready men
tioned that," Radaloff said, with somo
Impatience. Ho felt sure he was
being cross-exnmlned for tomo pur
pose ho could not fathom. Did Ivan
suspect him? What if ho had over
seen him beforo and had penetrated
the disguise!
(To be continued.)
Lawyer's Assurance Saved Him From
Deserved Punishment.
Representative Henry of Texas, dis
cussing the Cockran-Dalzell incident
in tho House, was telling how Thomas
Fannin Smith of Texas was accus
tomed to bullyrag tho Judges beforo
whom no practiced.
"Does counsel think this court is a
fool?" asked the judge of Smith after
a particularly boastful statement that
had been mado by counsel.
"I should not like to nnswer your
honor's question, and would bo glad
to bo excused," Smith answered, "as
I might subject myself to contempt of
"You nro fined $10 for contempt,"
the judge answered.
With a great display or bills Smith
paid tho fine to tho clerk, nt tho tamo
time muttering: "Anyhow, It is $10
moro than tho court can show."
"You nro fined $50 additional for
contempt," the court ordorod, and as
Smith did not havo this amount he
was to raise it beforo tho next clay or
go to Jail.
"Your honor," ho finally said, "In
view of all tho circumstances, I am
convinced your honor was joking
about that $50 fine, and I move that it
be remitted."
Smith's assuranco was so grcnt
that tho judge remitted the $50 fine.
New York World.
Atrocities In the Congo Region.
In an account of a Journoy made
last year In tho Congo Free State tho
Rev. A. E. Scrivener, of tho Baptist
Missionary Society, of England, thus
comments on the treatment of tho
natives by the agents pf tho State:
"It all seomed so foolish to kill tho
people off In the wholesale way 'in
which it has been dono in this lako
district because they would not bring
In sufficient rubber to satisfy tho
whlto men and now hero is an empty
country nnd a very much diminished
output of rubber as tho Inevitable con
sequence." 'Pastor Changes Faith.
Rev. William T. Brown, formerly
tho pastor of Plymouth Congregation
al church at Rochester, N. Y., who
created such dissatisfaction by his so
cialistic sormons somo four years ago,
that ho was compellocf to leave tho
pulpit, has united with tho Unitarians
nnd assumed tho pastorate of the
Church of Our Father at East Boston,
A Rosebud Luncheon.
At an attractive spring brldosmnld
luncheon tho color sliomo wns roso
pink and green. An embroidered cen
terpiece with a border of pink roses
was laid on tho highly polished ma
hogany table, nnd on this n tall, cut
glass flower vase filled with an lm
monso bunch of pink bridesmaid
roses. Near each corner of tho table
wero slender glass vnses with tho
samo roses, and thoso smaller vases
wero connected with tho center-pleco
by long strenmers of sinllax.
Tho placo doylies wero rose-shaped
with an open-work design. At each
place was a full-blown paper rose, re
vealing within Its leaves salted al
monds; each placo card had a most
natural looking paper rosebud tied
to ono corner by a bow of pink bnby
ribbon. Llttlo Bllver bonbonnlores
held pink and green candles.
Tho rose-bud Idea wns carried out
as far as possible throughout tho
various courses. Tho china had roso
decorations. Even the Roupercnm of
salmon was pink. Tho punch, which
followed tho bird course, was served
In llttlo pink crepe paper boxes, sur
rounded by wreaths of small pink
roses. The lco cream wns In tho
form of pink roses laid on a stem and
bud of tissue paper. Tho cakes wero
covered with pink and green Icing.
New Laces and New Collars.
With tho wnshablo shirt waist suit
there Is worn tho wldo folded girdle
of silk. And thero Is worn tho wide
silk sailor collar, nnd there aro the
deep Bilk cuffs, which can be pulled
on at will, adjusted and fastened with
small pins. When thus finished tho
suit has a certain dressy air which It
would not otherwise have.
Tho popular laces Include all tho
laces that come from tho looms, for
thero Is no such thing as an unfash
ionable lace. Particularly aro tho nov
elty laces In style, whllo the Valen
ciennes laces In these revlvnl days are
particularly well liked. Llttlo Val
ruffles are almost a necessity with the
thin gown. Tho other laces much
worn nro Aloncon nnd Swiss laces.
Irish laces aro also seen In profu
sion, nnd for drossy gowns there Is
an nrrangement of black Chnntllly,
over which Is set crenm guipure with
very telling effect.
Blouse or Shirt Waist.
ThlB shirt waist will be found moBt
excellent for all tho walstlngs of tho
season, cotton, linen, silk and wool
and is as smart as It Is simple, besides
suiting stout figures welT there being
no greater mistnko
oxtant than that
such aro at their
best in plain
waists. Tho wide
tucks at tho front
that glvo ample
fulness below tho
stltchlngs, and the
broad box plait at
tho center aro
both new and ilo
slrablo And com
bine most sntjsfac-
factorlly with tho plain back. Tho
model Is made of cheviot, whlto with
lines oi nine, anu is worn with a
blue linen stock. But this Inst can
bo anything one may prefer, or can bo
omitted altogether In favor of ribbon
tied in a big bow, although It really
Is admirablo both for this Bpcclal
waist and ns n model for the odd
ones of which thero never can bo too
Tho waist Is mado with fronts and
back, that are fitted by means of
shoulder and under-arm seams and Is
gathered at the waist line, the back
being drawn down smoothly, tho
fronts mndo to blouso over the bolt.
Tho sleeves aro the accepted ones of
tho season and nro finished with
straight cuffs and tho shapod stock
finishes the nock.
Tho quantity of material required
for tho medium size Is ii yards 21
Inchos wide, 4 yards 27 Inches wide
or 2 yards 44 Inches wide with V
yard of any width for stock.
Jewelry In Smart Styles.
Pretty pieces of Jewelry in smart
styles shown in the best department
shops are brooches In bird design,
poacocks, Bwnns and Hying storks,
not large and In natural colors. Whllo
these do not rank with tho high-priced
jewelry, they nro clovorly mado and
not inexpensive.
In tho fine Jewelry a beautiful spray
of diamonds for tho corsage Is a clus
ter of violets. This spray Is somo
live or six inchos long, tho flowers
and leaves set solidly with tho jewels
and the stems slender threads of plat
inum. In rings where tho broad effect is
desired, lines of stones aro sot across
tho back of tho ring, those three or
five deep, according to tho slzo of tho
stones. Diamonds aro most often
used In this way.
Frocks of Val Lace Rumored.
Allovor valonclonnos is to bo used
n good deal for tho moro expensive
summer gowns, It Is rumored. A
couple of exceedingly lovely frocks
of this exquisite mntorlal seen the
other day help to confirm the rumor.
They wero not Inexpensive gowns, or
ones that would iar copying in very
chenp goods; but tho woman who ex
pects to cntertnln during tho country
houso sonBon or to dress well nt tho
seashoro hotel will bo Interested. Tho
Bklits of tho two frocks scon wero
formed by a succession of deep
flouncoB of tho nllovor laco. Tho
sleoves, which wero close-fitting on
tho shoulder and upper arm, wero
merged at tho elbow in a scarf drap
ery of tho laco deep enough to cover
the hnnd.
Misses' Collarles8 Jacket.
Tho collnrless Jacket mnrks tho
senson for young girls ns well nB for
grown folk nnd no bettor model is
shown than this ono with scams that
extend to the shoulders at front nnd
bnck. Tho stylish
ono which served
ns a model for tho
drawing 1b mado
of tan colored
cloth with hnnd
Ings of fancy braid
and hnndBomo
penrl buttons ovor
laid with gold, but
nil tho materials
used for JackotB
suit the model
equally well, Tho
mandolin sleeves aro now and fashion
able but plain f.nes can bo substituted
and aro always In vogue.
Tho Jncket consists of fronts nnd
side-fronts, bnck and Bldo-backs, with
double undcr-arm gores that allow of
careful and successful fitting. Tho
mnudolln sleoves aro made In ono
piece, but tho plain ones consist of
uppers nnd tinders In regulation coat
Tho quantity of material required
for tho medium slzo (14 years) Is 3
yards 27 Inches wide, 2 yards 44
Inchos wldo or 1 yards 52 Inches
To Freshen Kid Slippers.
An economical woman has discov
ered another little way to make tho
most of what sho has.
Whlto or colored kid slippers often
become shabby In appearanco becauso
tho kid has been peeled off tho heels.
If tho slippers are otherwlBO In good
condition tho IiccIb enn bo mado to
look like new by cutting from tho top
of nn old glovo of tho samo color a'
pleco -of kid largo enough to Btrctch
unci paste about tho lieol. Tho upper
edge can bo securely pushed under'
tho solo of tho shoo nnd neatly
trimmed at tho bottom. If not worn
until perfectly dry tho result Is most
Hints for New Gowns.
One of tho lovollost shirt walBts of
tho Beason wns made of champagne
colored mull. It was trimmed with
Ivory white laco and piped with pearl
whlto bands. A deep girdle of opal
yellow chiffon vclvot confined tho
They say thoro was never so many
new colors as this year. And, not
only nro thero innuy now colors from
which to pick, but thero aro many re
vived tones. Among the Bhades which
aro cither now' or revived aro opal
yellow, pansy purple, orchid purplo
nnd tho now dark pink. Theso tpnes
suggest a groat deal in tho lino of
Useful String Bag.
Keep a string bag. It will bo found
most useful In the kitchen. It should
bo hung up In somo special placo and
all pieces of string that como tied
nround parcels should be put In It.
String Is constantly required and It is
far better to know exactly whcro to
find a piece than to bo obliged to hunt
about and wasto tlmo in searching
for this necessity.
Misses' Skirt.
Full skirts that fall In soft grace
ful folds appear to gain In favor day
by day and aro peculiarly becoming to
young girls. This one can bo gath
ered at tho upper edge to form puff
shirrlngfl, or onco
only and joined to
a contrasting yoke,
but in cither case,
tho fullness is
made to form box
plaits at the lower
edge. The model
1b mado of em
broidered batlsto
with a band of
heavy laco applique
but all tho pretty soft stuffs, silk,
wool, cotton and linen aro equally
appropriate. Tho shirred yoko Is
much liked and Is always pretty when
the figuro is slondcr but when, as
often is tho case In young girls, addi
tional bulk at tho belt is to be
avoided, tho plain yoko made of laco
or of other fancy material i3 to be
Tho skirt Is cut in ono circular
piece, straight lengths of tho material
being sowed togothor to glvo the
nocossary width, and when shirred is
arranged ovor tho foundation that also
servos for tho plain yoko when shir
rings are not used.
Tho quantity of matorlal roqulred
for tho modlum slzo is C yards 21
Inches wide, G yards 27 inchos wldo
or 2Vi yards 44 inchos wldo with 4',
yards of applique and yard of all
over lace when yoke Is used.
Convinced at Last.
Tommy Smokln' cigarettes Is dead
suro to hurt yer.
Jimmy G'onl Whcro did ycr git
dat notion?
Tommy From pop.
Jimmy Awl ho wuz Jlst strlngln
Tommy No, ho wasn't strlngln'
mo; ho wuz Btrnppln' mo. Dnt's how
I known it hurts. Catholic Standard
and TImo3. .
A Long-Felt Want.
"This," snld tho dealer, "Is a won
derful thing; tho vory latest. It's an
alarm clock with a phonograph at
tached." "Ah! tho phonograph yells 'Got up!'
I suppose"
"Oh, no; you only turn on tha
phonograph when you go too bod. It
slngB lullabies to you and puts you to
Swept the Deck.
Guyomoff I bought a tray of dia
monds for BO cents yesterday.
Japalak Sny, you tako my advlco
and stop hitting tho plpo beforo It's
everlastingly too late.
Guyomoff It's straight goods. I not
only got tho tray of diamonds, but tho
other 51 cards in tho deck, also.
Preparing for tho Worst.
Miss Prim O, I Just know you nro
going to take this dlmo and got ter
ribly lntoxlcatod.
Rummy Robinson Yor, do, mum.
Don yor might hand ovor a dollar, so
I can tako n Turkish bath an' straight
on up afterward. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Doesn't Like to Guess.
Protty Daughtor I'd rather marry
tho worst man on earth than tho best
Horrified mother Good grncjousl
Aro you crazy?
Protty Daughtor Not necessarily.
You see, I'd know then right from tho
start what I was up against and
wouldn't bo kept guessing.
High Finance.
"He's a splendid financlor, thoy
"Yes, indeed. Why, ho can manipu
late tho assets of a corporation in
which you aro Interested so cleverly
that you. cpntluuo to Joel grateful
toward him when you wako up and
find you havo lost ovorythlng."
Possible Explanation.
"Ignoranco," remarked young Snp
head, "they say is bliss."
"That," replied Miss Caustlquo,"
"accountB for It, I Imagine"
"Accounts for what?" queried tho
"Your apparent bllssfulness," sho
A Boomerang.
Strlngem What kind of a cigar do
you prefer?
WItlcus A dark cigar with a light
end. See?
Strlngem That's all right, too; but
when you'ro smoking it Is light ut
both ends.
Disturbing Peace
"Did your daughter's musical train
ing cost you much money?"
"Sure. Why, tho next-door neigh
bors havo sued mo for damages."
Juvenile Theory.
"Nellie," said a mother to her 5-year-old
daughtor, "what's tho reason
you and your little brothor can't get
along without quarreling?"
"I don't know, mamma," replied the
small miss, "unloss It's 'causo I tako
after you nnd ho takes after papa."
Russia and Japan.
"It Is a sort of a bric-a-brac war,
isn't it?"
"Fur rugs and bric-a-brac, you
might say." Indianapolis Journal.
Partial Eclipse.
Ernie And did you hide your face
when ho kissed you?
Bollo Well, I had on automobllo
at 1?4A I