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I I1Y II. OltATTAN DOSNKt.1.1.
5 Oopyrluht. 1RW. by Strcr t Smith. All nohM rtttrreA
CHAPTER XVII Continued.
Cqhb started. Ho well know Hint
Mid ICaralchcffs would run uny risk lo
(iruTtnt tho pardons reaching their
Nomination, rind urged tin- courier to
nl.taln them again "I will tnke them
lo Chltka myself as fast ns horses
sun carry me."
Tlio courier shook hU head. "The
lobulation of Mu corps or couriers
Inipcrlnl of Siberia." he Bald, "arc
very ntrlct and the lightest violation
if lie rules Is visited with the sever
al, punishment. Once delivered and
tifgued for. tho pardons may not bo
rl'ftnllcrt. Even It I had tho pardons
l tlnre uot give them In J our keeping."
" "Cannot you go to Chltka yourself? '
(inked Cobb, eagerly.
it is Impossible 1 must obey my
Instructions to the letter. The rules
glvo me no option."
, The courier wnlked a few pacu3
qway from his companion and stood
tillently in a deep study.
Cobb was no lens Intently occupied
wllli his thoughts for the moment.
The courier had a pardon for Ilda
' Ho was about to start for Slrnlonsk
with thai pardon and would llnd that
Itdn Llarosky was not thei!
For Uda UariMky bad escaped!
Cobb woh in a state of terrible un
ecilninty as to tho best course to pur
sue Ho knew that the courier was
a man dovotcd to his duty, and lie
felt that if ho Informed tho courier
that fldn Hnrosky was no longer in
Slnilennk that the pardon might bo
ununited, Besides, It would give tho
courier knowledge of an escaping
primmer and It would be his duty to
arrest her at any point
While ho was thus deliberating ns
lo'tlio bust courso to pursue, the cou
rier rejoined him and, leading him
Ht ill further away from the house, ho
placed bis hand on Cobb's arm with
a cautionary pressure, and said: "1
h.ivo not told you all there Is ono
rny of liopo that wo may get tho par
Cobb'rt heart, beat faster.
Tho courier went on, speaking
(lulokty. "Some time ago charges of
military of tho government were pre
ferred against Karslclien" and his son.
,11 In alleged that they made false re
..tjipm of the amount of food consumed.
Tiiclr uncalled-for cruelty to the exiles
Is another charge. Theso chnrges
hnvo been considered by tho govornor
of tho province. If found guilty Kar
nloheff will bo deposed nt onco and
inuiit roturn all government papers In
bin possession. Tho decision of tho
Kojornor' wan to have boon forwarded
; rfl .me "Jit tho lat wtdpc, but as it did
, ikiI arrlvo I came on to Investigate
tho charges myaelf, without waiting
for tho governor's decree. I had an
Idea that Karsicheff was commandant
ol tttapo No. 8, instead of fJo. 7, nnd
did hot Imagine that I was dealing
- with him until his wife mentioned
licr name. I was surprised. I hnvo
noon enough tonight to convince mo
Mini ho should be dismissed, but 1 can
not act on account of the absence of
Mm governor's decree. 1 Instructed
my necretary to wait at the ctapo
wljero I passed last night until tho
Kovernor'a dispatches for mo arrived,
and thou to follow me with nil rossi-
bio apced. Ho Is on his way now,
imd must be on the road between
horo and tho pooloo-otape. Now, it
that docrco were in my hnnds, I could
ileposo KarslchelT on the spot, and If,
an f bellovo Is the case, ho Is to bo
sent to exile as a common prisoner
for his offense ngalnst tho govern
ment, that fact will freo bl3 daughter
Olgn from his control and leave her
mistress of herself She can not be
kept In restraint by ay ono convicted
Cobb listened with breathless anx
iety. "What can 1 do"" ho asked, eagerly.
"Dare you attempt to reach my sec
rotary, you would moot him on the
or jyy aza?r"'
,ro.ul, and I will Rive you an order to
btiiig on the dispatches without de
"Dare I daro I'" exclaimed Cobb;
"by the soul of Hickory Jackson, Micro
is nothing in tho world I couldn't or
wouldn't daro Just now!"
"Brave follow," said tho courier. "I
knew that would bo your nnswor.
tin give a low whistle. His Cossack
tlrlwr appeared from tho shod whore
hy hml bean awaltiug bis muster's or
ffq 'wUU patient docility. The courier
.WutftiH&wl a few words to him. -The
"But we" forget the wolves!" said
" "Alt the wolves this side of Hades
would not scare me to-nlehl," ex-
SP- s v.
T"ntfc1sisrt iwirnrnt i iiiiTri'""
Cobb. "But I must liaVO
"You will find them In the sleigh
two repeating rlllos and a revolver."
"And a pocket pistol?" asked Cobb.
The courier looked nuzzled.
Cobb laughed and In an Instant the
courier mulled jiIfo. "You wilt find
supplies In the Blclgh," he said. At
tho same moment the sleigh came up
nolseloyslj, the driver walking by t!i3
side of the spirited horses, and keep
ing his hand on the bolls to prevent
Cobb sprang lrto the sleigh.
The courier lifted a robe and drew
forth two bottles of brandy. Uoth of
tho men took n long pull.
"All ready?" asked the courier.
"Rendy'" enld Cobb.
Tho driver slipped oway from the
head of the Impatient, fiery horses.
One touch of tho long whip in the
hnnd of Colli) and the horses bounded
forwnrd. The sleigh bells Jingled n
morry tune. The driver, dhmlssed by
a nod from tho courier, disappeared,
and In another ten seconds Cobb had
reached a turn in tho road that skirted
tho dark forest, and he was out of
sight on his adventurous Journey.
The doors of tho house opened.
Knr&lcherT, Nicholas nnd Catherine
stood revealed In the strong light.
"What was the noise?" they asked
In ono voice.
"Oen. Cobb has gone for a pleasure
rldo lu my alelgh," was the roply, nnd
tho courier entered tho house.
"I do not understand you," said Kar
slcheff. "No?" iald the courier. "That Is
unfortunate: This Is my room? A
lamp? Thanks! I am going to bed
good-night!" And he was gone.
Out of the Depths.
Kathorlne gazed after the courier
with an expression of tho bitterest
hate. " That man is our enemy," sho
said, "and even now he is plotting
ngalnst us. Cobb gono whore?
What docs it moan? Heavens!" sho
exclaimed, ns tho thought occurred to
her. "Can he hnvo sent Cobb to.Stra
lonsk with the pardon of Ilda Baro
sky?" Father and son looked at each other
then at Kathcrlno.
"I have formed my plan," sho said,
"but I must think of my Instrument."
Even as she spoke tho door of tho
room leading to the chamber occupied
by tho baroness opened.
ICatherlne, Karsicheff and Nicholas
A woman appeared, hesitated a mo
mont, and was about to retlro again,
when Kutheilno In her softest volco
said: "Pray como In."
The stranger hesitated a moment,
and then entered.
"You havo quito recovered?" asked
Katherlne with apparent solicitude.
There was no answer.
Perhaps the question had not been
Katherlne repeated It.
In a low voice and with n pro
nounced English npcent, the stranger
sho was apparently young snld
that she did not speak Russian fluent
ly and at time's had some difficulty
lu understanding the language.
"You arc with the wife of Gon.
Cobb?" nskod Katherlne.
Tho strangor must have misunder
stood the question, for she evidently
thought that her pnssport had been
asked for. as Bhe handed that im
portant document to Katherlne.
Tho latter glanced at the document.
Karsicheff and Nicholas gazing over
her shoulder as she did so.
"Caroline Cobb," exclaimed the
countess "a rolatlvo?"
With some difficulty Cnrollno Cobb
explained that rhc was a poor rela
tion. "Won't you bo seated?" said tho
countos3, "you must be tired."
Caroline sat down.
"A glass of vodka?" suggested Nich
olas. Caroline shook her head.
"A cup of tea is better," said Katii
erlr.e, drawing the beverage from a
steaming samovar that stood on a
table near. As she handed tho tea to
tho girl, she made a signal to Karsi
cheff and Nicholas to leave them
"I wilt go and seo that tho prison
ers are alt right," said Karsicheff.
"Come, Nicholas!" and both men left
Kathcrlno nnd the companion of
Cobb and bis wife were alone.
"Prisoners did lie say, madame,"
said Caroline In her broken Russian,
and with that pronounced English ac
cent Mint Katherlne had uoied before.
"Prisoners did he say and Is this,
then, fi prison?"
Katharine explained that the prison
was on the other side and that tho
house wan the residence of tho com
mandant of tho otape.
"Do tho prisoners remain hero?" In
"Oh, no; they only arrived tonight;
they came from Chltka, and aro on
their way to the mines."
"They nro exiles political exiles
"Some of thorn are, but others of
thorn nro thieves and robbors and mur
dorers of the most desperate charac
ter. It is that which makes tho com
mandant, my husband, so caroful. Ho
is fearful that they may break out and
mas8ncro us all."
"But there are soldiers to protect
'The guard Is small and might easi
ly ) e overpowered by thoso wretches
If they hid the slightest knowledge
tlinl so little stood between them and
Kntherino at In thought a mumen'
as If revolving wirio plan.
"You Iirc n t asked for your pre
server." she said, at length.
"Pardon me. madnme," was the re
ply, "I have been thinking of him; he
risked his llfo to pave mine. I long
to see him nnd to thank him from the
bottom of my heart for saving my
life. What is his name?"
"t do not know It, but he Is one of
the unfortunnte political convicts sen
tenced for life to hard labor in the
"Poor fellow," Kathcrlno resumed.
Bpenklng In a voice of sympathetic ten
derness; "ho Is so young, so hnnd
t'ome. It Is such a pity Mint he Is des
tined to such a fate. He will die be
fore he Is twelve months In the mines.
I pity him from the bottom of my
heart." and she sighed deeply.
KatheKr". n't we know, had an ex
ceedingly sympathetic nature.
"Is there no hope for him?" at
longth said Caroline.
"There Is no hope." said Knthorlne
In a low voice, "unless"
"There Is no hope for him unless he
could escape. Poor fellow! If he had
no: A&jaezs or 7?jE-gcms"
a. chance he might bo nblo to secure
bis freedom." She thought a moment
and thon went on: "There Is but one
way." she continued, "If It could bo
done. If homo ono were to go to
"Alexis Is that his name. You re
call It, then you had forgotten It."
Kathcrlno saw that she bad made a
slip. But sho recovered herself and
with apparent frankness went on.
"Yes, his name Is Alcxts Nazlmoff."
Katherlne noticed the start.
"You havo heard of him?" ehe
"I suffer ono of tho brutes got his
fangs in my shoulder and it makes mo
wlnco at times. Pray go on, mad
ame!" "Alexis Nazlmoff and his companion,
a young student named Barosky, nro
two of these exiles. There Is one plan
by which Nazlmoff can escape but
only one, and that plan, If carried out,
would cnablo you to effect the roscuo
of tho man who saved your life, and
also enable my husband to quell the
mutiny of tho desporato convicts If it
should arlso. Tho plan is this" con
tinued Katherlne. "Wo will admit you
to tho kamora. Your desire to thank
tho man who saved you will be an ex
cuse that will disarm all suspicion.
That will bring you In contact with
Nazlmoff. You will bo supplied with a
file to romovo bis Irons nnd that of
his companion. You must tell them
to pass the word to all the others that
a simultaneous rush will be made to
overpower tho guards. My husband
wilt have the soldiers ready to flro
on tho others and in the confusion
your preserver and his companion can
escape. What do you say?"
(To bo continued.)
Willing to Oblige.
When a tablo is not handy reporters
sometimes write with their notebooks
on their knees. This preliminary ex
planation may or may not be consid
ered necessary to bring out tho points
or the following Incident.
A two days' bazaar was held a little
while ago. On tho first day a gentle
man opened It and made a speech, and
the reporters wero provided with a
table. The second day a lady opened
the bazaar and also mado a speech,
but tho reporters had no table.
Obliging lady (to reporter) Will
you requlro a table?
Reporter Oh, no.
Lady But you required ono yester
day. Reporter (In all seriousness) It s a
lady today; wo can easily take her
on our knees. Spare Moments.
Stonehenge Many Centuries Old.
Stonehengo, in England, with its
ancient and mysterious circles of huge
stones, has recently boen tho scene
of somo interesting scientific inves
tigations and somo of Its mystery Is
believed to havo been cleared nway
Certain excavations nround tho bases
of the stones led tho scientists to the
belief that tho Stonehengo was erect
ed by men of the neolithic or at least
tho early bronzo age. Tho place If
bolleved to have been laid out on as
tronomlcal and scientific lines, and
from certain angles its date Is Indi
cated, somewhat as dt'.as are believ
ed by many to bo hidden In angles of
tho great pyramids. Sir Norman
Lockyer concludes that with a pos
sible error of 200 years cither way,
tho date signified by Stonehenge was
1C80 B. C.
The wind Is seldom tempered to
suit the shorn Wall street lamb.
WAR MANY YEARS1
THIS IS WHAT COUNT OKUMA
SAYS IN AN ADDRESS.
WARNS THE PEOPLE TO PREPARE
Tells the Japanese that They Must
Sacrifice Many Things to Attain Suc
cess Charges Corruption In Mili
tary and Other Departments.
TOKIO In addressing the members
of ttte united clearing houses of To
kio Thursday Count Okuma, the lead
er of the progressive party, warned
tho people to prcpnro for a long war,
tho date of the determination of
which It was now Impossible to fore
tell. He predicted that the cost to
Japan for a two years' war. Including
tho loans which had already been
placed and the expenses consequent
upon the war nt Its termination,
RING OF IRON AROUND
y&iZs&z: s r .i .wvxwwst' sri" mi
v5&Wih, uw s' I
Tho location of hills above Port Arthur Rthlungshan and Kikwanshan
upon which the Japanese aro said to havo constructed now siege works,
aro shown in the map. Points from which a recent bombardmont of tho
town was carried out also aro indicated. These aro Shushlyan and Pall-chwang.
would total $1,000,000,000, which
would make the per capita share
amount to $20. Count Okuma said
that corruption appeared to pervade
the military, political and financial de
partments of the Russian government
and that this corruption had also
reached a climax which threatened a
revolution. It was even reported that
Lieutenant General Stocssel, now de
fending Port Arthur and upon whose
shoulders rested tho responsibility for
the loss of a largo share of Russian
prestige in East Asia, was guilty of
dissipation during the siege.
Tho speaker declared that the
weakness of the Russians gave the
Japanese many victories. He pointed
out that despite, her defeats Russia
continued to hold tho prominent and
commanding position in Europe and
said that even Emperor "William was
"courting tho favor of tho Russian au
tocrat." Doplto her weakness Count Okuma
said Russia possessed Immense re
sources and had tremendous advan
tages In tho size of her population
and tho greatness of her wealth, and
it would bo necessary for the Japan
ese to make heavy sacrifices In order
to attain success. Ho predicted that
the war would cost Russia from $1,
500,000,000 to $2,-000,000,000 and said
It would bo Imposslblo to raise loans
or to Increaso tho taxes in Russia be
cause the limit had been reached.
Tho count predicted that it would
be necessary for the Japanese gov
ernment to borrow $250,000,000 next
year, and added that If $750,00,000
wore secured abroad tho country must
face a depreciation In the value of Its
Count Okuma urged the nation to
carefully husband Its strength and re
sources and expressed Uie fullest con
fidence In tho ultlmato victory of Jap
State Election in Georgia.
ATLANTA, Ga. Elections of state
and county officers, members of tho
legislature, Judgos and solicitors,
wire held In every county in Georgia
Wednesday. There was practically
no opposition to the democratic can
didates for stato offices nor for coun
ty Judges or attorneys. Tho state
ticket was headed by Governor Joseph
Des Moines May Hold Ahllne.
CINCINNATI, O. The National
Baseball commission today decided
that tho salo of Player Ahllne by the
Keokuk, la., club to tho Des Molnos
club was logal. Tho Cloveland Ameri
can leaguo club drafted tho player
from Keokuk, although belonging at
that time to Des Moines. Tho commis
sion held that tho Cleveland club can
only securo him by draft from Des
Moines instead of Kookuk, conditioned
that tho draft price be as specified
for the class of which the Dos Molnos
club is a member.
HEALTH OF ARMY IMPROVING.
CrAtlfylng Report Made by Surgeon
WASHINGTON In his nnnual re
port Surgeon General O'Reilly shows
that the general health of the army
has Improved during the past year.
The admission rate per thousand has
been 1,451.13, ngalnst 1.71G.51 In tho
preceding year. This marks a grad
ual Improvement In the condition of
the troops which has been noted slnco
sanitary conditions havo been given
lncrenscd nttentlon, notwithstanding
a large proportion of tho troops havo
been In war service In tho Philippines
since 1898. From nn average strength
of 19,029 American troops In the Phil
ippines, 1,07-1 were Invnllded home, a
rate of CG.44 per thousand. Thcro
were 271 deaths among the troops In
the Philippines, so Mint tho losses by
death and Invaliding amounted to
70.C7 per thousnnd.
The Filipino soldiers were singular
ly fortunate In the matter of Injuries,
0&rrs7,yv:,vr9'7t. - .
rvssjans .mes njxst.
having a rate of only 87.29 per thou
sand but their mortnlity rate of 3.34
Is almost as large as tho combined
death rates of whites and colored
troops for external injuries. Tho
Philippines showed the highest rato
of admission for disease and they also
led the disease death rate with 18.17
per thousand, compared with C per
thousand for white and 9.42 for col
ored. There were 150 cases of Asiatic
cholera, with GS deaths, among tho
white troops, and 44 cases and 28
doaths among tho Filipinos. Ber
iberi was confined almost entirely to
Philippine soldiers. These soldiers
again demonstrated their freedom
from drunkenness, as only three hos
pital cases from that cause were re
corded. Tho surgeon general believes that
it is possible to cure leprosy. At
any rate decidedly favorable results
have followed the treatment of the
leper soldier now held In isolation at
ono of tho southern army posts.
TO PROTECT OLD SOLDIERS.
Can't Get Patent to Land Without
Residing Upon It.
WASHINGTON Tho commissioner
of the general land office has Issued
tho following statement Intended for
the protection of old soldiers contem
plating settling on public lands:
"Information has been received at
the general land office that designing
persons are circulating reports
through Indiana and elsewhere to tho
effect that old soldiers aro entitled to
enter public lands, particularly in
Western Nebraska, and receive pat
ent therefor without residing upon or
cultivating the lands, as other per
sons are required to do. This report
"The only favor given to old soldiers
by the homestead laws which is not
granted to other persons is that of
being permitted to- make his first fil
ing through an agent and to have the
time of his service deducted from tho
five years which homestead entrymen
aro required to reside upon the land."
Railway Accident in Wales.
LONDON Four persons were kitted
and It Is estimated that about fifty
were injured, some of them fatally, in
a railway accident near Llanelly. 15
miles southeast of Carmathcn, Wales.
Reward for Two Heroes.
WASHINGTON A general order Is
In preparation at tho navy depart
ment awarding to Louis Hnlllng nnd
Alexander Peters, boatswain's mates
of tho first class, each a gold modal
and a gratuity of $100 for their con
duct In Jumping ovorboard from tho
Missouri, Sopt. 15, of Martha's Vine
yard, In what, because of tho prevail
ing high seas, proved an unsuccessful
effort to roscuo Ordinary Seaman Ce
cil Clay Young, who was washed from
tho forecastle whllo getting u tho
anchor chain, and drowned.
ALL BROKEN DOWN.
No Sleep No Appetite Just a Con
Joseph McCauley, of 144 Sholto St.
Chicago, Sachem of Tecumseh Lodge,
soya: "Two years ago my health was
completely broken down. My back
ached and was so
lamo that at times I
was hardly able to
.4..AMB MMflklf I lH.
my appetite and was
unable to sleep.
There seemed to be
no relief until I took
D o a n's Kidney
Pills, but four boxes
of this remedy ef
fected a complete and permanent cure.
If suffering humanity knew tho valuo
of Doan's Kidney Pills they would use
nothing else, a3 It is tho only positive
cure I know."
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Fostcr-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
Are Perfumes Disinfectants?
I asked a doctor in England If per
fumes aro really dlscnfcctants. "No,"
he said. "How can they be?" I
asked a doctor hero in France the
samo question and ho answered:
"Mais oul, Madame, sans doute," and
explained that tho basis of every per
fume Is a strong essential oil of some
kind, nnd that those essential oils are
antiseptic. Now which Is right.?
Religion and Labor.
A man's profession or trado Is not
only not Incompatible with religion
(provided it be a lawful one), It Is bis
religion. Earnestness in a lawful call
ing is not worldllncss. A profession
is tho sphere of our activity. Thore Is
something sacred In work. To work
In tho appointed sphere is to bo icll
glous. F. "W. Robertson.
Great Catch of Sturgeon.
A Milford Haven (England) ttrawler
recently landed twelve uno sturgeon,
caught in one haul. Somo of them
were six feet long. Such a catch has
never been known previously.
Cure to Stay Cured.
Wapello, Iowa, Oct. 10 (Special)
Ono of tho most remarkable cures
ever recorded In Louisa County Is
that of Mrs. Mlnnlo Hart of this place.
Mrs. Hart was in bed for eight months
and when she was able to sit up she
was all drawn up on ono side and
could not walk across tho room..
Dodd's Kidney Pills cured her. Speak
ing of her cure Mrs. Hart says:
"Yes, Dodd's Kidney Pills cured me
after I was In bed for eight months
nnd I know the' cure was complete
for that was three years ago and I
have not been down since. In four
weeks from the time I started taking
them I was able to mako my garden.
Nobody can Know how thankful I am
to be cured or how much I feel 1 owo
to Dodd's Kidney Pills."
This case again points out how
much tho general health depends on
tho Kidneys. Cure the Kidneys with
Dodd's Kidney Pills and nine-tenths of
the suffering tho human family is heir
to, will disappear.
The Wise Man.
A wise man novcr stumbles twice
over tho samo stone; when ho passes
that way again tho stono isn't there.
The Wabash Is the Only Line Landing
You at the World's Fair.
Rround trip rates from Omaha aro
as follows: $8.50 sold daily except
Friday and Saturday, good 7 days.
$13.80 sold dally, good 15 days. The
Wabash is tho only lino that land's
passengers at the main entrance of the
World's Fair grounds. Also tho only
lino that can check your baggage to
tho World's Fair station. Think what
a saving of time, annoyance and ex
tra car fare.
All agents can sell you through
ticket and route you over the Wabash.
Very low rates to many points South,
Southeast. For beautiful World's Fair
folder anu all information call at 1G01
Farnam St. or address Harry E.
Moores, Gen. Agt. Pass. Dept. Wab.
R. R., Omaha, Neb.
Two Kinds of Wives.
There are two kinds of wives one
kind thinks her husband is the great
est man on earth and tho other thinks
she is greater than her husband.
Btati or Onio, Citt or Tolido, I ,.
I.COA8 COCMTT. I
Fraxk J. Cuenet mtkei pth ttitt be U lenlor
Etnntr of ibe arm of F. J. CuzNcr & Co., dutuii
uilueM Id tfce City of Toledo, Countjr and Statu
aforeiald, and that ittd firm will par toa mm of
OXK lIUSDItEI) DOI.LAItS for each and ererr
cue of CuTir.Rii that caoaol ba cured by lbs uie of
UiLL'a Cataiuu Cuix.
FRANK J. CUENET.
Sworn to before roe and aubicrlbed In ur pre
see, tbla 6th dar of December, A. I). Jtst.
i i A. W. OLKA80N,
HiU'i Catarrh Care li taxen tnteraallr and acta
directly on tbe blood and Diucoui eurfacea ot tb
1item. Send for teitlmonlalt, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold b all Drueirliu. Tic.
Take flaU'a Family Fllli forcontttpaUoo.
Thirty-five plgo belonging to a far
mer of Saragossa, Spain, wore stung
to death by bees.
More Flexible and Lasting,
won't shake out or blow out; by using
Defiance Starch you obtain better re
sults than possible with any other
brand and one-third more for same
After listening patlenaly to a lot of
has-beens telling what they used to
bo, David said In his haste, "All mea
Says the Misanthrope.
If girls cultivated their dispositions
as assiduously as they do their com
plexions thero would bo fewer old
Bachclw3 wero onco taxed In Eng
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