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THE PEACE CONGRESS
DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE IS
NOW IN SESSION.
relegates From All of the Great
Worlo Fowtrs Present to Take
art In Deliberations.
Hague. (Special.) The
conference, tailed by the czar of Hub
sia, was opened at 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon In the hall of the Huls Ten
two miles from The Hague.
Hosch, or the -House in the Woods."
M. de Beaufort, president of the coun
Cll. minister of foreign affairs of the
government of the Netherlands, deliv
ered the Inaugural address and wel.
corned the delegates.
41. de Beaufort spoke of the high
honor of the rholee of The Hague ar
the meeting place for the conference
and txtolleil the noble initiative of the
czar, saying this would be a red lettei
flay in the history of the century, and
expressing the hope that his majesty
would be able to look back at today at
the most ghrious day of his life. He
conciuneu nti calling attention to the
allegorical group over the doorway ol
the hall, Peace, entering to close the
temple of Julius, and said; "I trust this
Leautnui aktgory will be a (rood au
Miry 01 your labors and that after you
have completed them you will be able
to say that peace, whom art Introduced
Into this hall, left It to spread its bless.
ings among trie w hole of humanity."
The delegates decided to send the fol
lowing telegram to the czar;
ihe peace conference lays at the
feet of your majesty its respectful con
gratulatinns upon the occasion of your
u'rmnay, ana expresses Its sincere de-
siie to co-operate In the great and no
ble work In which your majesty has
tHKen a generous Initiative and for
which It begs you to accept its humble
ann profound gratitude."
Continuing, 41. de Staal said: "Though
to the czar is due the Initiative of the
conference, we owe much to the queen
of the Netherlands fur inviting us to
her capital. Jt Is a happy augury ol
success that we have met under the
auspices of the young sovereign, whose
charge is felt in a wide circle, whose
heart Is open to everything great and
generous and who has displayed such
tympalhy with the cause that brings uf
here. ' It Is on the historic soil of the
Netherlands that the greatest political
problems have been discussed. Here Is
the cradle of science and international
' After a reference tn the historic
peace treaties concluded at The Hague,
and expressing regret that M. de Heau
fort had not accepted the presidency of
the conference. M. de Staal said In con
clusion: "I cannot consider my election
otherwise than Inspired by my position
as plenipotentiary of the emperor who
was the Initiator of the conference.
"On this ground I accept with depp
gratitude the distinguished honor, and 1
shall use every endeavor to Justify youi
confidence. I am well aware that
advanced age is, alas, a sad privilege
and a weak auxiliary, but I hope that
It will at least constitute a claim upon
THANKS TO NETHERLANDS.
M. de Staal, the Russian ambassador
to Great Britain and head of the Rus
sian delegation, informally assuming
the presidency of the conference, said
the first duly was to express to M. de
Beaufort his sincere gratitude for the
noble terms in w hich he had referred to
his august master, adding that his
majesty would be deeply touched, as
well as by the spontaneity with which
the high assembly had associated Itself
After making his address M. de Staal,
In behalf of the conference, telegraphed
to the queen of the Netherlands as fol
lows: "The members of this conference as
sembled for the first time In this beau
tiful Huls Ten I'.osch hasten to lay at
the feet of your majesty their best
wishes, praying you to accept their
homage and giatltude for the hospital
ity you have graciously deigned to or
The reading of the message was
M. de Beaufort was appointed honor
ary president, and the leading Dutch
delegate. A. P. C. Van Karnobeck. for
mer minister of foreign affairs. iiSM
deputy, was appointed vice president.
After the appointment of nine secre
taries. 41. de Sisal's proposal that the
aesslortg be secret was adopted.
The next session will take place on
Saturday, when the delegates will ar
range a program and appoint commit
tees. The conference then adjourned.
The session today lasted only twenty
five minutes, and the apparent unanim
ity displayed was considered to augur
well for the outcome.
KAISER DRINKS TO THE CZAR.
Emperor William Toasts Nicholas
on the Letter's Birthday.
Welsbadcn, Prussia. (Special.) At a
luncheon given by Emperor William to
day, In accordance with his custom, in
honor of the birthday of Emperor Nich
olas, the kaiser toasted the czar In
the following terms:
"With the toast to the czar's health,
which I propose every year with heart
felt sincerity, 1 would today couple my
hearty good wishes upon the opening ol
the conference at The Hague, which
owes Its origin to his majesty's Initia
tive." Then turning to the Itussian ambas
sador. Count von Ostcn-Haken, he con
"Honored count, It Is my sincere wish
that those two tried and experienced
statesmen, 41. de Staal and fount von
Munsler, acting In accoidance with
the old tradition uniting my houKe with
his majesty's and the German with the
Itussian people, and carrying oflt Iden
tical Instructions given them by the
czar nnd myself may so conduct the
conference that the result will satisfy
the czar. To the health of his mujcuty.
. " - -
For a Supreme Court of Nations.
petitioning the peace conference
at The Hague to take Initial ste;,s in
establishing a supreme court of tui
tions and asking the senate to rntlfy an
arbitration treaty with Great Hitluin.
were adopted at fl public meeting held
here tinder the aur.pl' "t 'h'! ''vnngcl
Icnl Alliance and National Hefoim
Addresses on the fubjerls were made
by prominent citizens ami clergymen.
Hev Wilbur K. ftafls made an attack
on Secretary Alprr and criticised his
management of Ihe war.
1 Han Francisco, rnt.-ir,wl"1 V-Nn'i'h
Coats of the First California volunteers,
Mvorlro be miwin from bis com
mand In y. rnyil'tj.; nf' rf
Humboldt county. California, aged .S
Ceara. He wei one of Ihe rrark foot
all plartn of Stanford unlventty.
IS MUCH ENCOURAGED.
Attaint Good Results will Be
New Yorf Pmo" Conference,
the Journal 'Special.) A dispatch te
Ham T. Stead, Advertlser from Wll
the Interests of" at The Hague Id
says: "While I cajeace conference
anything the czar salt repeat dlrectl
Interview a few days ame durlnS 0UI
burg, it Is permissible ft1 St' Peter"
that be is in excellent spl11 Amerlcs
of hope for results from the1 and fu"
ference. ,ce con-
"There is no trace In St. Pet
of the anti-American feeling 'burs
found expression in the German Yct
gate Stengel's pamphlet against pe'f'
"So far from reeardlne war n-iih i
United States as the inevitable destln
t.f L',innA l
i u.uje, me iiar expressed the ut
most commence that the American dele
gates win stand by those of Kusgla
France and England in securing h
tablishment of gome definite, practical
nieiii oi international arbitration for
all disputes turning on questions ol
law, on Interpretation of treaties or on
inve.-iigauon of questions of fact.
"The czar also believes the Americans
will favor recognition of the principle
of arbitration in all questions not in
volving national honor and Interest
"The tribunal which it is hoped will
issue irom tne conference for the set
tiemeni ot questions 'do droit' will
prooaoiy De founded on the same prin
ciples as those which have worked sc
luccessfully in the postal, telegraph and
international railway bureaus at Kerne,
iiwitzerland. That is to say, a small
body of Jurists and practical men cho.
sen from one or more of the minor pow
ers would be authorized to deal with
such questions In the name of and with
tne authority of the powers composing
"The question of mediation to be pro
posed is simply an extension of that
clause of the treaty of I'aris whereby
the powers agreed, In the case of the
Turkish question, to Invoke the media,
tion of other powers before fighting.
"By the establishment of the principle
the powers would voluntarily refer seri.
ous disputes to arbitration and the me
diation of such powers as they might
"It will be proposed that each power
name one of Its highest court Judges to
act as permanent arbitrator, who shall
always be at the service of the other
powers when Invited, thus effacing poli
tics and other influences In the selec
tion of members of the court of arbi
"While I cannot repeat what the czar
said to me about America, I may say
that he likes the United States and
admires the principle of united sover
eign states conducting their affairs
peaceably without standing armies.
"h'le he Unit J itates of Europe'
Is still far In the future, yet the czar's
ideas are all tending toward that.
He Is In earnest about checking ar
maments, and he hopes for great bene
ficial results frcm the conference.
"Jt Is Germany which Is the stum
bling block on the limitation of arma
ments. France Is thoroughly with
Russia, America, England and France I
will be able, I think, to rule the con
ference." LOOKING FOR WESTERN YOUTHS
Navy Deoartment Promises Those
Who Enlist a Long Voyage,
Washington, D. C. (Special.) Secre.
tary of the Navy Long is deeply Inter
ested In the result of an experiment
which is to be made under the direc
tion of Captain John 41. Haw ley foi
the enlistment of 300 or 3M men In the
middle west and west. It Is believed
western enlistments will quicken thai
section's Interest In the navy.
Many Inquiries have been received by
the department from the west by young
men of adventurous spirit, who would
like to Join the navy, but who cannol
afford the expense of traveling to New
York or HoBton with the chance of re.
Jectlon after their arrival. It Is pro
posed, therefore, to send a recruiting
ottlcer through the west next month tc
gather In 309 or 350 recruits. Only
bright, promising Americans citizens
between the ages of 18 and 25 will be
taken. They must be able to read and
Exceptional Inducements are to be
offered those recruits in the shape ot
a long cruise on Admiral Farragut'j
old tlugship, Hertford, which Is now
at the 4Iare Island nayy yard. She has
been thoroughly refitted at a cost ot
about JiiM.OOo, The recruits will be
sent to the receiving ship Jndepend
ence at San Francisco for several
months' preliminary "shaking down,'
and then will embark upon the Hart
ford for New York, either by the way
ef Cape Horn, or across the Pacific to
China, thence around to India and
through the Red sea and the Mediter
Her executive officer will be Lieu
tenant Commander Alexander Sharp,
a nephew of General Grant, who dls
tlngulshed himself during the recent
war as the commander of the auxil
lary yacht Vixen, which was attached
to Schley's flying squadron.
In addition to the recruits she will
carry 1M experienced men. Upon ar
rival In New York the recruits will be
assigned to warships.
If this experiment Is a success, as
Captain Hawiey confidently expects It
to be. It will be repeated with a view
to the enlistment of more westerners.
Hm Francisco, Cat (Special.) Re
ports from the Sacramenta and San
Joaquin valleys do not bear out the
statement coming here from the east
that there will be a short grain crop
this year. On the contrary, all the
great wheat producing counties expect
that the yield will be up to the avernge
arid In some sections will be exception
Rev. P. F. Jernegan of sea water
fame Is reported to have eased his con
science by giving hack 175,000 to his
iupes. As he has something like $'-00,0otj
left his conscience may continue to
rubber-neck without danger of snap
ping. New England trots out a candidate
for the speakership In the person of
William L. Moody "Moody of Essex."
The Boston Olohe vouches for him at
"a man of statesmanship size."
Mount Arayat, the locality where the
Insurgent Filipinos threaten to make a
stand, suggests olive branches. llilh
ertq the run has been on bamboo thick
ets. Alaskans are now clamoring for can
ned roast beef. Even Alaskans grow
weary of blubber long drawn out.
Paper collars are. coming Into fash
ion again. The more la a blow at thi
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Major William Langfitt. corps of en
gineers, has made a complete survey
of Honolulu harbor.
General Ludlow hag ordered all cows
removed from Havana to the country tc
obtain pure milk.
Nicaragua declares its mosquito coasl
is under the same laws and duties a
the rest of the state.
Subscriptions for the 6 per cent gold
jonds for Ihe flour trust, it appears, wil
exceed the issue.
Thomas Davies, formerly a Chicagc
Jeweler, is in the bankruptcy court,
debts, $221,000; no assets.
The Maryland Steel company haf
shipped 250 tons of steel rails to the
George De Hogues is drawing up
plans for an electric road from Havana
to Vedado and Colon cemetery.
The nubile at Wheeling, W. Va., if
-till refusing to ride on street cars oul
1 sympathy with the strikers.
r.K,.m,.lr.nHln enntests Of the
pa'.dlan Lawn Tennis association will
,.4 at Nitgara-on-the-Lake July 11
t-onTiercial naner and samples ot
mt'rrnindise may now be sent to Cuba,
Porto anu tne Philippines at uni
versal h(a, rateg.
"he pL,, of consolidation of electric
street r;kwayg an(i electric lighting
companlej Massachusetts and Rhode
ihiana ls radically complete. Cap
William A, Jones, general agent ol
the Empire fast freight line, committed
suicide last wek at his office In Broad
way by shooting hlmpelf in the head.
L. J. Rose, formerly a state senator
arm oemocratic candidate for congress
and one of the best known race horse
Dreeders and wine growers In the state
committed suicide at Los Angeles, Cal
Governor Pingree says he will call
special session of the legislature
convene Immediately upon adjournmen
of the present session, to provide foi
the submission to the people at a spe
rial election of an amendment to tha
pari or tne constitution relatlnz to sue
i lrlc taxation under which the supreme
court declared Invalid the Pingree At
sinson railway taxation act.
A meager account of a tragedy at
nayes mill, near Tlptonville. Tenn.
states that three women, a Mrs. Mattlx
41rs. Edwards and Miss Rrogdon. wav
laid a Mrs. Covington and attacked her
with clubs, whereupon the latter drew
knife and stabbed 4Irs. 41attix thro
the heart, killing her Instantly. Mrs.
covington men plunged the weapon
into the back and lungs of Mrs. Ed
wards, Inflicting fatal Injuries. Th
tragedy grew out of a auarrel among
tne cnnaren or tne women.
The ascent of Mount Morrison, the
highest mountain In Formosa, has been
made by K. T. Stoepel, an explorer o
note, on the mountain, near the sum
mlt, he discovered a tribe of human be
Ings that had never seen the face of a
white man, and possibly had never seen
a t hlnaman. These people were of fe
roclous aspect, extremely ugly, thin
and entirely naked. They were skull
hunters evidently and existed on wild
animals and were not averse to human
Albert Ohl. a lad 17 years old. living
near Pottsvllle, Pa., was arrested by
the authorities at Tamaqua, charged
with putting a spike on the rail, which
taused an accident on the Little Schuyl
kill branch of the Philadelphia & Read
ing railway at Zehners. whereby one
man was killed and several were In
jured. Ohl admitted the charge. Hi
excuse for putting the spike on the rail
was that he wanted to flatten it.
. A writing paper combine with a cap
Ital of 142.000,000, Is almost an accom
pllshcd fact. Appraisers have visited
Wisconsin and gone over properties
stated to be the Fox River and the Plo
ver Paper company's mills at Appleton
and Plover, respectively. Only the clos
ing of negotiations for the various prop
erties wanted remains.
Major Marchand, the French explor
er who has Just crossed Africa from
the Atlantic coast, has arrived at Ji-
boutll, east roast of Africa.
The winter wheat crop of last vear,
as harvested, amounted to 37S.813.291
bushels government figures. On the
basis of the government's estimate of
condition of the crop for May 1, and of
acreage, the statistician of the New
York Produce exchange figures out an
Indicated winter wheat crop for the
present year of 318.570.000 bushels. This
would be a smaller yield thnn for 1897,
1894, 1892. 1891 and 1S89, as well as 1898
and a larger yield than for the other
four years of the past ten.
MAY CO TO STATE CAMPS.
Alger Consults With Other Officials
as to Return of Votunteere.
Washington, D. C (Special.) Secre
tary Alger had a long conference with
the heads of the staff bureaus of the
department regarding arrangements for
the return of the volunteers. Nearly
every state has requested that the regi
ments be returned to the states whence
they came, as the people want to see
them as organizations. Instead of as
Individuals. If this be decided upon
while awaiting muster out, they will
be held In camp either at San Fran
cisco or at state camps, where these
It Is expected that the Minnesota rfg
Iment will be sent to Fort Bnelllng, the
Oregon regiment to Vancouver Bar
racks and the Washington troops to
the post at Seattle. It Is asserted, how
ever, that the soldiers prefer to be mus
tered out at San Francisco, as they will
then receive travel pay to their homes
and can make transportation rates that
will give them some extra money. The
government, however, has the option o(
transporting them to the place where
It received them, and may decide to
follow that plan If, upon further in
vestigation, it should be deemed feas
ible. General Otis at Manila was notified
by cable not to send home the tents
with which the volunteer troops in the
Philippines are equipped. These are
new tents procured especially for the
Philippines campaign, and In the In
terest of economy and expedience, it
has been decided to keep them In the
Philippines for the benefit of troops to
be sent there to relieve the volunteers.
German Journalists Organize.
Chicago, 111. (Special.) The publish.
ers of forty-six Germnn dally papers in
the United States have organized In
Chicago under the name of the German-American
association, by adopting a constitution
and by-laws and electing the following
otllcers: President, John Schroers, St.
Louis Westllche Post; vice president,
Herman Rldder, New York Stnats 7,ei
lung; secretary, Fritz Gloguuer, Chlea.
go Abend Post; treasurtr, Edgar W.
Coleman, Milwaukee Herald. Executive
committee: H. S. Cohn, Louisville An-
selger; F. W. Hergmeler, HI. Paul Volki
Zeitung; Louis Hlrsch, Pittsburg Volki
A serious labor strike occurred al
Clenfuegos, Cuba., Inst week, that re
sulted In the death of a negro, shot by
a Cuban officer.
It Is said that Rller Qrennan, the
American plunger, has lost $0,000 on
the English turf.
(Being an Episode in the Life of Kitty
Bobby Dyer shook bis fist savagely,
and addressing an Invisible spectator,
said: "I'll be hanged If I don't pay
jou out for this. You Just wait."
Although no human being was more
frioffenslve In appearance than was Mr.
ordinarily, at this moment his
IHJ1K unu wuiie
rvas distorted with a scowl that boded
11 to the unfortunate person who wag
: be "paid out."
For Mr. Dyer's self-esteem had re
vived a rude shock. Bobby one of the
nost popular and petted youths of a
fery smart set; Bobby who led the co
illlon and designed waistcoats had
een made the butt of pretty, witty
Kitty Northrup's little red tongue.
&nd that, moreover, before a room filled
Bobby's wits were slow. In an en
counter of repartee he was always
vprsted. How, then, could he expect
ti face so famous and skilled an an
t.gonist? He had made a brave effort,
ti be sure; but Miss Kitty had so har
red and worried and Jinked him, had
if thrust him through and through that
tie bitter reminiscences In which he
as now indulging were a series of
iickly dissolving views of elegant
vimen tittering behind their fans, and
Tellows" nudginjr each other and put
frig up their hands to conceal their
Hobby's voice was now fcr war on
Mrs Kitty Northrup. . But how? She
rood on so stately a pinnacle; she was
nmote, so brilliant and feuch a social
l,w unto herself. How could he hope
eer to wreak revenge on her pretty
;For though Hobby was decidedly in
tie swim he could by no means cope
ilth Miss Northrup's prestige. The
alted social position of the Northrups
tas one born of distinguished lineage
id enormous wealth.
But Bobby Dyer did not despair,
lome way to satisfy his wounded van
ty must surely open. In one fashion
(r another he must prick the pride ot
tils radiant Lady Disdain, who had so
rubllcly and scornfully flouted his pre
nslons to wit and badinage.
'And a way did open in so sudden and
inlooked for a fashion that Bobby had
rot time to think, a tedious process,
vhlch, as a rule, he abhorred,
jit was at the Mortimer's ball, a big,
Mowsy, noisy affair, which had been
lazoned for weeks, where the crush
vas tremendous and everybody was
bored to death.
1 Kitty Northrup was especially bored.
She had languidly danced. She had
flirted as outrageously as usual. She
liad eivan vent to a few of the scin
tillations of wit which were always ex
pected of her. Now she sat In a cur
tained window seat, moodily watching
the magnificent mob charging the sup
Her red lips curled with ecorn as she
studied the ecene. "What a disgrace
ful scramble!" she murmured. "I'm
dlsgustc-d. I shall go home. Heavens,
how stupid! Same old crowd. I would
give a good deal to see a new face.
There isn't a man worth looking at in
New York today"
She paused. Her eyes had suddenly
rested on a man who ftood quietly In
one corner of the vast ballroom, speak
ing to no one, but gravely looking on ag
at a pageant.
Who was he? Miss Northrup did not
know that splendid figure, that calm,
strong face, those keen, brilliant, dark
eyes. He was an absolute stranger to
her. A gentleman undeniably, Irre
proachably dressed and carrying him
self with ease and dignity.
Such a contrast was he as he stood
there, serene and self-contained, to
many of the flushed and Jabbering
young men scurrying In and out of the
supper room that Miss Northrup was
enchanted. She admired this big,
strong-limbed fellow, the resolute
clean-cut face. She wished to see those
lustrous eyes at nearer range.
At that moment, as all malign Influ
ences would have it, Mr. Bobby Dyer
sauntered past the Turkish corner
where Miss Northrup had snugly en
Kitty beckoned Imperiously with her
fan. "Bobby," she said, "come here.
Tell me who Is that man. I don't seem
to know his face, though I should.
He's the only decent-looking man In
Bobby glared, first at Miss Northrup,
then at the man Indicated. And then
slowly a gleam of unholy Joy over
spread his round, seraphic face.
"Why," he drawled, "Is It possible you
don't know George Dalton? Awful nice
chap. Old college chum of mine. He's
been away for some time and Just got
back. Shall I Introduce him?"
"By all means," said Kitty.
Bobby had an insane desire to yell,
but heroically restraining this Impulse,
crossed the room to the stranger and
touching him on the shoulder, said:
"How are you, old man?"
The stranger turned and surveyed
him leisurely for a moment.
"O," said the unabashed Bobby, "I
gee you don't recall me. I'm Dyer, you
know. I was one of Colonel Rensse-
lner's party that night at the prize
fight, you remember?"
"O, yes, perfectly now," was the
courteous reply. "Yes, I'm glad to see
you again, Mr. Dyer."
"And so am I deuced glnd," raid
Bobby. "And I want your help in a lit
tle matter. Just step this way."
The stranger, looking a bit puzzled,
followed' his guide across the great
room to Kitty Northrup's seat
"On your life," muttered Blbby as
they approached the f Irl, "don't dis
pute a word I say. It's a wager. I'll
explain later," and then aloud, "Miss
Northrup, my old friend and classmate,
The stranger started, shot a piercing
fiery look at Bobby and then bowed
low to the beautiful girl before him.
Kitty Northrup! So this was the fa
mous belle of whom he had read col
umns of twaddle In the newspapers.
And what on earth did she want with
him? And what on earth did young
Dyer mean by introducing him in that
Bobby had fled. So Mr. Dalton stood
perplexed, but Imperturbable, his soft,
dark, brllilant eyes fastened on the
piquant face turned toward him with a
rare, sweet smile.
"Mr. Dalton, I saw you looking horri
bly bored and as I was horribly bored
I thought we might as well be bored to
gether. Won't you sit down?"
She swished her silken skirts aside,
making room for him on the divan.
Dalton hesitated. To tell the truth he
was frightfully embarrassed. What it
all meant was beyond his comprehen
sion. That this stately belle should
condescend to him was past belief.
However, Dalton was a man, and his
usually cool head was a trifle turned.
If this lady wished to talk to him why
should he hesitate?
"Your friend says you have been out
of town for some time," Kitty began.
"Yes, Miss Northrup, I have Just re
turned from London," replied Dalton,
his great eyes opening a little wider as
he thought of Bobby Dyer as his friend.
"That is, of course, the reason I have
not chanced to see you before?" went
on the belle.
"Possibly, Miss Northrup," in a per
fectly matter of fact tone.
Kitty, too, was puzzled, for though
the wonderful eyes of this cool, hand
some man plainly exhibited admiration
of her exquisite self, he paid her no
compliment an absolutely unheard of
and Inexplicable thing. She peeped at
him over the lace of her fan.
"Do you dance?" she asked, with a
challenge in her voice.
Dalton looked her directly In the
eyes. "Not here, Miss Northrup," he
Kitty was piqued. Who was this Im
passive person? Why had he the Im
pertinence to own such eyes? The
audacious beauty dete rmined to rouse
him im possible.
Her chaperon was approaching and
she saw she must cut short the Inter
view with this man who so puzzled and
fascinated her. She rose, and giving
him a fusillade from her sparkling
eyes, she murmured: "I am going now.
I hope I shall see you at the Robinson
"I shall be there; good night. Miss
Northrup." She extended her slender
gloved hand. He took It. Was it his
fancy or was there a gentle pressure
from the slender fingers?
"Well," Dalton murmured, as he re
turned to his corner of observation,
"that Is certainly the most extraordi
nary experience I ever had. What a
lovely creature. I could worship a
woman like that. O, what a blooming
fool I am! It was merely a caprice on
her part, a caprice yes, and that young
scamp aided abetted her in a bit of
"He is certainly the very handsomest
man I ever looked at," thought Miss
Northrup, as she leaned back against
the luxurious cushions of her
brougham. "I could love that man.
Yes, I could. How cool and impassive
his face, but those eyes! Heavens, he
could control me with one glance. Who
is he? I shall make it the business of
my life to find out."
As Mr. Dalton was walking down
Fifth avenue about 3 o'clock that morn
ing he saw Bobby Dyer's yellow head In
a handsom. Bobby saw him and sig
naled his man to stop. "Get In, Dal
ton," he said, "tell me how did you
get on with Lady Kitty?"
"Now, Mr. Bobby Dyer," said Dalton
resolutely, "perhaps you will be good
enough to explain the meaning of the
masquerade of this evening. Why did
you present me to that lady? More
over, why as your friend and class
mate?" 'Because I owed her one," burst Bob
by, an ugly look crossing his face;
"she's too high and mighty. I wanted
to take her down a peg. By tomorrow
night the story will be told in every
drawing room on Murray Hill; yes, and
In every club."
You cur," said Dalton quietly, "If
you ever say one word In a club or
drawing room of what han occurred to
night I'll break every bone In your
cursed body. Stop this hansom. I
won't lower myself by riding with a
dog like you."
He Bprang from the hansom, and
turned and faced the Indignant and
spluttering Bobby. "Remember what
I say," he added, a wicked glance In
his eyes. "I will keep my word, Mr.
Every one remarked that Kitty
Northrup had' never looked so radiant
as at Nannie Robinson's wedding. She
was all In white, like a tall, stately lily,
and her exquisite shoulders rose from
her gown, whiter than the gauze that
half shielded and half revealed thlr
There was one man there that night
who looked sadly at her from across
the dining room and murmured to him
self, "She Is a queen, my q'leen, I shall
always revere and worship her for her
graciousness to me."
Kitty looked everywhere for that
man. But he managed to keep out of
sight. He felt that he could never face
this proud beauty again. So Dalton
stood behind tall palms and secreted
himself In window seats, the while he
watched the brilliant assemblage before
him with an eagle glance.
About midnight a flunky approMhai
him and Imparted the Information that
refreshments were awaiting him In the
library upstairs. Dalton waa weary
and glad of an opoprtunlty of a quiet
smoke, and at once followed the servant
to the room.
He found a bottle of Robinson's fa
mous Burgundy, ices and coffee await
ing him. The man served him and then
Dalton was glad to be alone. Far
off resounded the delicious strains of
music, faint laughter and the sweet rip
ple of women's volceg. The heavy scent
of the roseg and lilies rose from every
corner of the great mansion, bringing
with their wafts of perfume strange
memories, strange thoughts, strange
Dalton found himself idly wondering
where was now that proud, beautiful
girl his eyes had followed all the even
ing. What was she doing? What waa
she saying to the men who fluttered
about her like moths about a brllilant
flame? A strange new sensation stole
over him, a strange new pain gripped
at his heart.
"What in God's name am I thinking
of?" he fiercely demanded. "I'm a
blooming dotty fool that's what I am."
He hastily poured a glass of Bur
gundy and with a half -muttered toast,
to the most beautiful woman, he had
ever seen was raising it to his lips
when the portiere behind him tinkled.
He turned quickly. Kitty Northrup
stood before him.
Dalton fat down his glass and faced
her, resolute, composed, but as white as
death. Kitty came toward him, a
caressing smile in her eyes and a deli
cious pout on her scarlet lips, her white
hand extended. '
"Mr. Dalton," she said, "wretch, mon
ster! Where have you been all the
evening? Why have you not looked for
me? I'm not used to such cavalier
treatment, fir," and fhe tossed her
adorable head with a mutinous air.
Dalton summoned all his courage, felt
that he needed It now if ever.
"Miss Northrup," he said slowiy,
"did you ever read the story of Ruy
Bias?" She looked at him intently.
His eyes held her enthralled. She
trembled, flushed, and then grew white
as her gown. He thought she was go
ing to faint. He sprang to her and
gently assisted her to a chair. She
sat there, cold and white as a statute,
her head turned away from him.
"Ruy Bias, you remember," he said
in a dull voice, "was palmed off upon
the queen of Spain as a noble. He was
only a lackey."
No answer from that cold, proud fig
ure, sitting stonily there.
"I cannot fill the role of a Don Cesar
de Bazan," Dalton went on. his heart
pounding like a trip-hammer. "I could
not understand last night what it all
meant. But afterward I met Mr. Dyer
and insisted on knowing .the truth. For
my unconscious share in the travesty I
humbly beg you to forgive me."
"Who are you?" suddenly and Im
periously asked the girl.
"I am," said Dalton, with an air of
proud humility, "the detective sent
from headquarters to guard the guests
and presents from possible robbery."
Kitty Northrup rose and slowly
walked to the doorway. Grasping the
tapestry in her hand, she paused a mo
ment and looked Dalton full in the face.
Trembling in their lustrous depths he
saw a tenderness no other man had ever
seen in Kitty Northrup's eyes.
"But Ruy Bias loved the queen," she
Dalton's heart stood still. "Yes," he
managed to answer, "Ruy Bias loved
the queen so well that he died for her.
For you know he could not live for
Kitty smiled a little faint, frosty
smile, "That is true," she said, "good
by." The portiere tinkled. She was gone.
The headquarters man stooped and
picked up a white rose which had fallen,
from her breast. He looked at it sadly,,
hesitated a moment, then put it ten
derly away in his pocket.
And then he drank his Burgundy. .
Six months later, when Dalton was
shot in a raid on a gambling house,
they found In the pocket over his heart
a withered white rose. It was carefully
wrapped In paper on which waa writ
ten: "A souvenir of the queen of Spain
to Ruy Bias."
The little circle of officers and detect
ives huddled around the dead man,
looked stupidly at one another.
"An' who the Jeuce was Ruy Bias?"
asked the sergeant.
"He was an attache of the Spanish
legation at Washington," said Duffy,
the detective. i
"Then that's it," said the captain of
the precinct.with appropriate solemnity,
"though I never knew poor Dalton was
in the secret service during the war."
The German emperor paid a visit to
Metz last week to witness experiments
Emperor William will take a trip to
the Baltic canal during the summer.
Dr. von Schwelnitz has been appoint
ed as the American representative to
the liberal congress.
F. W. Holz, secretary of the Amer
ican delegation to the czar's peace con
ference, has arrived at Berlin to con
sult with Ambassador White.
Miss Smith of Minneapolis has been
married In Berlin to Herr Kampfer, a.
wealthy and distinguished German.
The German government has decided
not to Introduce a bill, as proposed, for
taxing big retail stores.
The vigorous agitation In Qennray
against an appropriation for a big In
crease In the navy still continues.
C. F. Dwyer and Riley Qrannan, Tod
Sllone's backers.wlll return to the Unit
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