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nv II. GHATTAN DONNELLY.
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CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
"I warn you that jour act, even If
you accomplish your purpose, will d
more Injury to the cause or Russian
lXierly than nny decree of the auto
call, however severe, could accom
plish. Educate the people "
"Bah! t have no patience with the
ories ami theorists. This is no rcvolu
1, tlouary kindergarten. Wo are men
t and women Imperiling our lives in this
movement, and 1 tell you that success
can only bo won by blood, ly blood!"
A murmur "Ay, that's the talk!
Mood! blood! blood!" showed tint the
sentiments of the majority wero in
favor of the one who had last spoken.
"Thero is no precedent in history
to prove that a people's wrongs were
righted by aaBassination." began the
first speaker. "You know, Oramln
sU. that history"
"History be damned and prece
dents, too. We are here to muk"c his
tory to establish a precedent if need
be. No! no! Let the timid withdraw
if tlioy will. I, for one. will carry
through our plan. What! Act as
weaklings after all these years of
wnitlmr. after all these months of
preparation, after all these weeks of
-work in silence and in secret to over
throw the tyrnnt! Never! by the Clod
of the peoplo of Holy Russia, never,
Loris Oramlnsky, the man who had
lart spoken, turned to those around
him as ho uttered the last words of
his impassioned speech. He looked
every inch a man who would dare a
wan whom nothing could turn aside
from a purpose once fully determined
upon. The strongly marked face, with
its heavy, squaro jaw; the deeply
11acit eyes, sunken beneath shaggy
eyeb.-ows, and the mahslvc head with
its wealth of coal black hair, which
-was almost as luxuriant as a wom
an's those, with a giant's framo and
the strength of a Hercules, would
have made Oramlnsky a man of mark
in any assemblage.
Of all the members of the moder
ates, uono had opposed the extreme
views 3nd alms of Oramlnsky and his
following with greater zeal and ear-nefftiiefls-'than
Ivan Barosky- Tho son
of an exile an exile as he believed
cruelly and unjustly punished Ivan
was as intenso in his enmity to the
existing powers In Russia as was Ora
mltisky himself. But ho was too able
and farseelng, too progressive and
cautious to commit himself to what
lie truly, believed to be a course of
action that would alienate from tho
Russian revolutionists the support
ami sympathy of tho friends of liberty
in every country in Europe.
Ommlnsky's Impassioned reply, and
the favor with which it had been re
ceived, convinced Ivan that further
discussion would be futile.
"Yon have heard our views." he
, said, "and It is now for me to declare
IHiere was n pause.
All looked at him with every ap
pearanco of Intense Interest.
"After this night," began Ivan, "we
will Dover "
Ho stopped suddenly. His car
caught on tho outside the sound of
a hurried footstep, and raising his
baud for caution and silence he lis
The footsteps grew nearer.
Oramlnsky lifted his lrfvnd. and as
he dhl so a singular transformation
All In tho room who were seated, or
who were working with tho Imple
menus b'oforo described, arose and
cilently as so many specters stopped
oftly 'back toward tho sides of the
loom. Each carried something a bat
tery, a bit of wire a shell, a coni
cal vessel handled with great care
and whoso proximity was evidently
not desired by any but the man whose
.luty it was to hold it In charge.
Thero they stood, lined by the
walls. Ilk no many automatons, silent,
Alt this had taken less ttnio than
it takes to write It.
Xho footsteps stopped there was
a knock at tho door.
A peculiar knock it was a loud tap,
two short quick taps, and then a
ppuso and a final knock.
Evidently a signal for the expres
sion of Intense anxiety changed In
stantly to one of relief; tho pooplo
resumed their seats, and Ivan, with a
commanding gesture, which Oramta
sky himself submitted to, exclaimed,
A- frJjjgid! Open tho door, Aronsky."
Running up tho steps that led to
the door of the underground apart
ment, Aronsky, removing a long oak
en bar that fastened 11, throw opon
The words wero uttered with a
spontnnedus impulso by all present as
llda Barosky, for It was sho who
had given the friendly signal, stood
for a second at the door, until, her
eyes having lighted upon Ivan, sho
swiftly descended the steps and came
Into the midst ot (he expectant group.
Her face was flushed with excite
ment, her fine hair disheveled, and
her whole appearance Indicated that
sho was laboring under somo intenso
Ivan sprang to her side.
"llda, my sister, what has happen
ed?" llda gazed wildly for a moment and
then, her voice quivering with emo
tion, sho spoke in quick, disjointed
sentences: "Oh, infamy! Oh,, cruel
coward the lash Alexis I will be
avenged terribly avenged do you
hear? The cruel Nazlmoff; oh, it was
cowardly " and, overcome by the
recollection of the terrible ordeal
through which she has passed, the girl
sank Into a chair, burying her face In
her hands, and shaking like an aspen
leaf from the violence of the conflict
After having recovered In somo de
gree, llda told tho story of tho night
The sudden Illness of Anna Dorskl
had deprived the famous orchestra of
its great holoist, and at the last mo
ment Anna appealed to llda to take
her place. In vain llda urged that she
had a reason for not going to the
Nazlmoff mansion, and it was only
when the famous leader himself beg
ged her, with his daughter, not to
place him In a false position before
the assembled aristocracy of tho capi
tal, that shn gave a reluctant consent.
When llda reached the part of her
story where Bhe was brought by vio
lence into the room, her audience
manifested intense interest, and she
proceeded amid deepest silence. But
when sho told of Nazlmoff raising the
whip, the indignation of all present
could no longer bo restrained.
"Coward!" "Wretch!" and "Wom
an beater!" wero some of tho male
dictions hurled at Nazlmoff, and
threats, deep and earnest, of dlro ven
geance for the deed, wore uttered on
But It was when sho spoke of her
refusal to play "God Save the Czar,"
and of her sending tho violin crashing
Into a thousand pieces at the foot of
Nazlmoff, that the excitement broke
nil bounds. '
"Death to the Nazlmoff!" was one
remark, and the refrain was taken up
by all present.
"Let me avenge our sister's wrong,"
Bpoko up one young and powerful
man who came into the group. "Give
me tho right and I shnll find a way
to his heart with this " and ho drove
his dagger into the table and left It
-quivering in the wood.
"Not so! I am her brother," said
Ivan, "and I am the one to avenge
"Well spoken," exclaimed Oramln
sky. He saw that the feeling produced
upon Ivan by the story of bis sister
wob Intense, and ho determined to
make the most of It to win Ivan as a
supporter of his own. "But It must
not bo. This wrong has been done to
tho sister of a brother of our order
none the less a brother because ho
differs with us on some minor points.
The vengeance for Ilda's wrongs be
longs to us all, but we must bo guided
by our rules,"
"Ay, by our rules," was tho re
sponse. They knew tho rules. It was
not the first time that the rules, had
been Invoked for private revenge.
Ivan had taken llda a little apart
from tho rest, and was doing what he
could to restore her to calmness. He
seemed anxious to gain every particu
lar, oven to tho smallest and apparent
ly most unimportant detail of what
had occurred. But particularly was
he concerned about Alexis Nazlmoff.
"What did ho look like? How did he
act? What did he say?" with these
and a score of other questions Ivan
piled his sister, getting of course lit
tle or no information beyond what
llda had told him at tho beginning.
In the meantime, under tho direc
tion of Oramlnsky, tho assomblago
began putting in operation tho "rule
of tho order" to decide upon whom
should fall tho task of avenging Ilda's
wrong by Count Nazlmoff.
"Bring tho bag, Hersy," said Ora
mlnsky. In response, ono of the women pro
duced a smnll bag made of chamois
In which Oramlnsky, after rapidly
counting tho number of persons pres
ent, placed a handful of roubles
exactly as many roubles as there wero
thoso in tho apartment.
"And now for the Red Benuty."
From around her neck, fastened by
a string, Hersy produced n small
leathern case, which he opened.
Tho movement was watched with
intense Interest, and as Hersy drew
from the case a coin and handed It to
Oramlnsky, all presont gazed" at tho
piece of money with, some such, ex
pression as a Hindoo might regard an
image of his favorlto god.
The pleco of monoy was a silver
It was a deep red.
"Le Rouble Rougo," sometimes call
ed "The Red Beauty," was celebrated
.throughout Europe, It had been
found by tho sjae of tho Czar Alexan
der II., whan ho Bank in blood aftor
tho bomb had done Us fatal work,
and the red upon the coin was the
life-blood of the nutocrnt of all tho
Russians when ho fell n victim to tho
r "Now," 8niu uraminsKy, -as no sou
1 ly jingled tho bag which contnlned
tho roubles, "thero aro as many piece
hero as wo have brothers present
.Plump! In goes tho Red Beauty, and
ho who draws her wins tho prlzo
ho it Bhnll bo who must tnlto rovongo
on tho cowardly bruto Nazlmoff!"
As ho droppod tho red rouble in
with tho rest, Oramlnsky shook tho
bag and ono by ono tho men ap
proached and drow. Ivan took his
chance with tho rest.
"Keep your hands closed until I
give tho signal then hold them aloft
and show your coin," directed Ora
mlnsky ns ho tossed tho ompty bag
to Hersy, tho last coin having been
"Now, thon, ono, two, thrco, show!"
and qll tho hands went up.
"Ivan draws tho prlzo!" was tho
'oh; mexiw.'- a&ce&Zm
exclamation as It was seen that Ivan
displayed tho Red Beauty.
"Glad I am that it is so!" exclalmod
Ivan. "I will wipo out Nazimoff's in
sult in a way that will show to all
the world how a Russian can avenge
a sister's injury. And now, friends,"
ho went on, as he mado a motion to
llda to prepare to accompany him,
"what Is jour last answer tho final
reply to tho leaders-of our section?
Will you defer action longer, or will
you take Issue with us and act
"Say to " ho spoko no further.
Hnlf a dozen hands went up at onco
with the signal for silence. Footsteps
were again heard at a distance In tho
WIUi a movement Ivan and Oramln
sky both raised their hands.
The peoplo in two rows ranged
themselves along the walls.
Tho footsteps grew nearer, louder,
approached tho door and Btopped.
Thon came a strong slnglo knock
but no faint knocks followed. Evi
dently, whoever came to tho door did
not possess tho signal.
Now it was that Ivan Barosky
showed liis powers dominating oven
the strong will of Oramlnsky himself.
With a whispered word to llda, he
pointed back to a dark corner behind
the statrs In which was a scarcely
vislblo door. "Tho secret passage to
tho banks of the Neva," ho whisper
ed "use It if necessary." llda disap
peared. Then, turning to Oramlnsky, lyan
said in an undertone: "I am best to
deal with this is it so?"
Oramlnsky nodded quickly. Then
pressing Ivnn's hand, with tho word
"Caution," ho t6ok his place by tho
wall and stood as Impassive and as
silent as the others.
Ivan alone now occupied tho center
of tho room.
Again the knock louder this time
two or three times louder.
"Open the door!"
Raising his left hand, Ivan made a
simultaneous motion like that of a
swimmer with both arms.
Ivan stood alone!
All the others disappeared as silent
ly bb so many shadows.
Tho room was empty!
(To bo continued.)
His Name Was George.
"Funny thing happened this trip,"
said the sleeping ear conductor. "Just
as the porter was yelliug 'First call
for breakfabt on tho dining car!' a
very fat, elderly, sober-faced, respect
able old lady came Jolting down the
aisle, looking at tho curtains that
werd still up in front of most of tho
berths, and at last stopping before
me, she poked her umbrella at upper
"Kitty!" sho called, "where aro
you? Is that you up there?'
"Thero wasn't any answer, and tho
old lady got rlrht mad. She beat a
regular tatoo on the brass curtain rod
and fairly yelled:
"'Kitty, Kitty! Got up right away!
Why don't you answer me? it's time
for you to get up, Kitty! Breakfast is
ready. Kitty, Kitty, get up!'
"Then tho curtains of uppor teu
were pulled apart. A largo red face,
with long, block whiskers on tho low
er half of it, was poked -out, and a
deep, husky voice said:
'"My name Is George!'" Philadel
Bertlllon System Going Out.
The Bertlllon system of measuring
criminals Is going out of date. Tbe
lndon police have found It unsatis
factory and experimented with a new
syfltom. It has proved successful, and
is going to bo adopted generally Id
Tho Berlin pollco have Inaugurated
n card collection of impressions of
the fingers for recognition purposes
a system which they call "Daktylo-scopy."
L rf 91
Lot tho Children Road
iVwiu - wyMwwyv - WM
When, In tho course of human ovents, It becomes necessary for ono
peoplo to dissolvo tho political bauds which havo connected them with an
other, and to nssumo, otnong tiro powers of tho earth, tho soparato and equal
station to which tho laws of naturo and ot nnturo'B God cntitlo them, a decent
rqspect to th,o opinions of mankind requires that they Bhould declnro tho
causes -which Impel them to tho separation.
Wo hold thoso truths to bo solf-ovldont, that all men aro created equal;
that they ar endowed by tholr Creator with certain unalienable rights; that
among thos. aro life, liberty nnd tho pursuit of happiness. That, to securo
tnoso rights, governments aro instituted among men, dorlvlng their just pow
ers from tho consent of tho governed; that, whenever nny form of govern
ment becomes destructive or theso ends, it is tho right of tho peoplo to alter
or to abolish it, and to lnstltuto n now government, laying its foundation on
such principles, and organizing its powora In such form, as to them shall Becm
most likely to effect their safety nnd happiness. Prudence, Indeed, will dic
tate that governments long established should not bo changed for light nnd
transient cnusosj and, accordingly, nil oxperienco hath shown that mnnklnd
aro moro disposed to suffer, while evils aro aufterablo, than to right them
selves by abolishing tho forms to which thoy aro accustomed. But, when
a long trnln of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object,
evinces n doslgn to reduce them under absoluto despotism, it in their right,
It Is tholr duty, to throw off such government, and to provide noV gunrdB for
their future security. Such has been tho patient Bufforanco of theso colonics,
nnd such Is now tho necessity which constrains thom to alter their former
systems ot government. Tho history of tho present King of Groat Britain is
a history of rapontod injurios nnd usurpations, all having, in direct object,
tho establishment of an absoluto tyranny over theso states. To provo this,
lot facts bo submlttod to a candid world:
Ho has refused his assent to laws tho most wholesome and ncccssnry for
tho public good.
Ho has forbidden his governor to pass laws of Immediate and pressing
Importance, unless suspended in tholr .oporatlon till his assent Bhould bo
obtained; tmd, when so suspondod, ho has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Ho hao refused topass other laws for tho accommodation of la'rgo dis
tricts of people, unlesB thoso peoplo would relinquish tho right ot representa
tion in tho legislature; a right inestlmnblo to them, and formidable to tyrants
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfort
able, and distant from tho depository of tholr public records, for tho solo pur
pose of fatiguing them Into compliance with his measures.
Ho has dissolved representative houses repeatedly for opposing, with
manly firmness, hla invasions on tho rights of tho people.
Ho has refused for a long Ubio aftor such dissolutions to cause others to
bo elected ; whoroby tho legislative powers, lncnpablo of arnlljilntkn, havo re
turned to the peoplo, at, largo for thplr exqrcjBo; tho atatofcmatnlng, in th
mean time, exposed to all tho dangers ot Invasion from without, and couvul
He has endeavored to prevent tho population of these states; for that
purpose obstructing tho laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to
pass others to oncourago their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of
new appropriations of lands.
Hq has obstructed tho administration of justice by refusing his assent to
laws for establishing judiciary powers.
Ho has made Judges dependent on his will alono for tho tenure of their,
offices, and tho amount and payment of their salaries.
Ho has erected a multitude of now offices, nnd sent hither swarms ot of
fleers to harass our peoplo and cat out tholr substance.
He has kept among us, In times of peace, standing nrmles, without tha
consent of our legislature. '
He has affected to render tho mllltnry independent of, and superior to, tho
civil power. '
Ho has combined, with others (that is, with the lords and commons of
Drltalu) to subject' us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unac
knowledged by our laws; giving hla assent to their acts ot pretended legis
lation. For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us;
For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders
which they should commit on tho Inhabitants of theso states;
For cutting eft our trado with all parts of tho world;
For Imposing taxes on us without our consent;
For depriving us, In many cases, of tho benefits of trinl by Jury;
For transporting us beyond seas to bp tried for protended offenses;
For" abolishing' tho froo 'system of English laws In a neighboring province,
establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging Its boundaries,
so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for Introducing tho
samo absoluto rulo into thcBo colonies;
For taking away our charters, abolis'hlng our most vnluablo laws, and
altering, fundamentally, tho forms of our government;
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested
with power to legislate for us In all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government hero by declaring us out of his protection,
and waging war against us. ,
Ho has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and de
stroyed the lives of our people.
He Is, at this time, transporting largo armies of foreign mercenaries tc
complete tho works of death, desolation and tyranny, already began, wnt
circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in tho most barborous
ages, and totally unworthy tho head of a civilized nation.
Ho has constrained our fellow citizens, taken captive on tho high seas, to
bear arms against their country, to becomo tho executioner of their friends
and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
Ho has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, nnd has endeavored
to bring on tho inhabitants of our frontiers tho merciless Indian savagaes,
whoso known rulo of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages,
sexes and conditions.
In every stf.go of these oppressions, wo have petitioned for redress, in
tho most humblo terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by
repeated Injury. A Prince, whoso character is thus marked by every act
which may define a tyrant, is unfit to bo tho ruler of a free f people,
N,or have we been wanting" In attentions to our British brethren. Wo
havo warned them, from time to time, of attempts by their legislature to
extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. Wo havo reminded them of
the circumstances of our emigration and settlement hero. Wo havo appealed
to their native Justice and magnanimity, and we havo conjured them, by tho
ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpations, which would In
evitably Interrupt our connectlcns and correspondence. They, too, havo been
deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, ac
quiesce In the necessity which denounces our separation, and hold them, as
wo hold tho rest of mankind, enemies In war, in peace, friends.
We, therefore,, tho representatives 'of the United States of America, In
General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of tho world
for tho rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the name, and by tho authority of
the good'-peoplo of theso colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that thoso
United Colonies are, and of right ought to bo, Free apd Independent States;
that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all
political connection between them and tho state of Great Britain la, nnd aught
to be, totally dissolved; and that, as Free and Independent States, thoy have
full power to levy rar, concludo peace, contract alliances, establish com
merce, and to do all other acts and things which Independent States may' of
right do. And, for this support of this declaration, with a firm rcllancn on
tho protection of DIvIre Providence, wo mutually pledge to eich other oui
.Ives, our tortuufts, and ir sacrd honor.
and Remember tho
WANTED TO BE TEMPTED.
Bibulous Individual Wore White Rib
bon With a Purpose.
Mrs. "Robert J, Burdctte, cnndldnto
for tho presidency of tho Gencrnl Fed
eration of Women's ClUbB, was talk
ing one dny about the white ribbon
that Is the sign of total abstinence.
"There are Bomo persons." said Mrs.
Burdettc, "who don't wear tho white
ribbon with sincerity. Thcywcnr it,
perhnpB, nlnnit as hypocritically as It
wbb won) by an employe of r certain
"This employe, after years ot dissi
pation t appeared one day nt the brew
sry with the whllo ribbon ou his
breast. Nothing was said to him, and
ho wore tho ribbon for several
months. Then, ono day, tho head of
'.ho firm, happening to notice the
man b bndgo, approached lilni.
"'Why, Frank,' 'It is strange to
boo you, a browcr, wearing tho whlto
" 'it does look strange, sir,' tho mnn
"'Well,' said tho brewer, 'why do
you do It?' ' ,
" 'It Is llko this,' said tho workman.
'I wenr tho ribbon because it makes
men llko to tempt mo, nnd, when I'm
tempted, I succumb, Blr.' "
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIEND.
Sailor Nobly Surrendered Life Belt to
Somo tlmo ngo two fishing boats, or
trawlers, camo Into collision oft Start
point, on tho coast of Devonshire, Eng
innd. Thoy foundered, and tho crow
of ono of tho vessels was swept nway
whllo In the net of .lowering tho life
boat. Whllo they wore" all struggling In
tho 'water the skipper was heard to
"Whatever will my poor wife and
children do It I am drowned!"
In a mnmont ono of tho crew, who
had mannged to seize a lifebelt, took
It off his own body and pushed It
toward his captain. -
"Here, skipper," ho Bald, "take this.
I havo no wifo or child; no ono will
suffer If I am lost."
"It will keep us both up," answered
(ho skipper, putting his arm around
tho buoy, nnd bidding tho bravo fel
low do the samo; "or if It does not we
will Blmro the samo fate."
Both theso men wero saved, as hap
pily another trawler camo by while
they wero still able to keep above
water; but nono tho less hnd John
Klngford been nobly ready to lay
down his llfo for his friend.
One Solution of It.
They had been eagnged pnly fifteen
years, but It seemed a long time to
her, and she was growing restless. .
"Darling," Bhe said. In gentlest ac
cents, "our betrothal has been vory
3wcot, has 'it not?"
"It lias, it has, indeed, my own."
"But it has been very long, don't
"Yes; 'It has been pretty mlddlln'
long," ho rejoined.
"I wns thinking, dearest," she con
tinued, playing with his watch and
:astlng down her eyes, "that our, be
.rotlial 1b nearly old enough to go out
ind w6rk for a living. Couldn't we
aavo it loarn a trade, or get It a clerk
ship, or put It out at Interest, or do
wmothlng with It bo that wo might
realize something, on It? It haB been
hanging about Jiomo,B6 long, burning
gas and coal, and otw It is nearly
grown. It seems like a shame to have
It doing nothing so long."
"What wou.d you suggest?"
"Wo might get married."
"That's so. I nover, thought
that." Now York Telegraph.
The Charm of Life.
1,0 vo In tho secret spring of llfo
Vrom which nil blessings tlow;
It in tho thought that teaches us '
Tho Joy of life to know.
It la tfio Klft tho angels loft
That by It wo might climb
Ncnr to our Heavenly Father's heart.
In blissful realms sublime.
It lifts tho soul up fnr above .
The sordid thoughts of llfo,
And teaches us to llvo above
l,lfo's useless enro nnd strife..
It fills tho heart with sunshine bright
And brings such sweet content,
AVo know It lstha greatest gift
Ood'B angels ever sent.
Without it. man Is but a brulo;"
It Is tho spnrk divine
Thut lights the human soul thut It
With wondrous light may shine.
Truo love endures. .Immortal s,
And happiness will bring:
Wo even hear Qod'H volco of lovo
In little birds thnt sing.
-Mnrtha Shopard Llpplncott, in Sunset
During tho trying dayB of the civil
war a young Germun, who had been
trained In ono ot tho famous "Cade-bleu-scliulen"
(cadet or military
schools) of his Fatherlaud, who had
sought home and fortune In a newer
land, offered his services to President
Lincoln. i6 latter, sorely In need
of such men, gave the young foreign
er a commission as captain and some
good advice. Ab tno Interview was .
about ended, Herr von A. said: "Arid
you must remember, Mr. President,
my name Is one of tho oldest and
most aristocratic In Germany."
The president looked at him a mo
ment, then said:
"Well, If you arc careful, It won't
harm you any."
Her First Experience.
" ATsmnll boy, aged 5, had a stepmoth
er who was youug nnd nervous. She
had never had experience with chil
dren, and the small boy's slightest ail
ment tortured her into a panic.
Croup threatened one day, amMho
doctor was sent for in wild haste. As
the doctor entered tho -room, the child
raised his head from his pillow and
croaked hoarsely, In apology for tho
"You must excuse her, doctor, this
1b tho first tlmo she's ever been a
mother." JJpplncott'8 Magazine.
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