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THE KM) riiOUl) CIHIW. FRIDAY, MR 21, "1 SH.
V ..WAV VWi yvi-
niA!Ti;i: wit :...hm h..
"Co after lilni." cites ThIcit, mill
lon't lot your eves In oil' nf nun until
I mc yen again. Ci'tiiiMiiliiM'. wiitch
him like u hawk."'
'I hi- servant stnrils open mouthed
With mi tingiy m, the detective
iiiii(s hlni aside mid 'hurries t uvurd
tin 111 rary.
A pistol sliol sounds mil t: ,m t:i 1 1 1 1
'I'ulit:' opens tin- ill or.
In tin- IijjIii of llii ga, which tin'
w retched nimi must liuvi' lit ii on enter
iijf the loom, hi- H'n the Jigurcof Ail
nan Dyke stn tched out upon the iloor
In his light hand a ituiImm1, stil
smoking, from his mouth the life-blood
gushing out in torrents dyeing the rich
'I he living man smili - ,t grim smile
as hi1 sees tin' detective.
" I have escaped you." lie gasps, tin
lilootl gurgling nut of his mo'Mh, al
most tit ti i i njr speech.
'You -I ill not" watch ine -close
'poiigh - Coil Jii'lp "
He is dead.
Taker stands in the door u-id gazes
upon tin- lifeless form. 'I'Ik-ii with
compressed lips turns anil leaves the
liousi'. leaving .lanii'.'. Potter bending
over his dead master, tears in his eyes.
As hi walks along tin roail. his hat
pulled ilown over his eyes, his Miliar
turned up, hi' mutters,
" There are some men who are men,
some who tiro fools: there's one in the
house there, lie plotted hut hadn't
the nerve to play loser: well, some
folks muv eull it retriliiitiou. p rhaps
it Is. They'll attend to him ail right,
1 must see what linger.-on is doing.
i oi: i in- ii. .si. ni or m i: m i
The eloeks in the neighborhood have
just struck the hour of midnight, led
oil' by the heavy booming of the. one in
the tower of the court-lions,-, followed
by this tinkling of musical clocks, the
eliimingof metallic clocks, ihcstiiking
of all. big and little, in the houses of
all the good people of West Chester.
The sound arouses Henri Careau
from his reverie. He has been sitting
before his ilesi,-. a number of medical
works before him. studying, reading
up all the world's best authorities on
diseases of the stomach. He has read
until his mind has drifted olV upon
other topics, and has remained in pro
found meditation until the striking of
the clock in the cunT-housc tower has
"Twelve oY ock." lie murmurs;
"midnight. The time has come. 1 will
scarcely be disturbed now."
llu sees to the fastening of the shut
ters, the lock of the dour, all secure:
then he goes to his desk, nulls out one
of the drawer anil takes therefrom a
llat morocoj ca.-e. lie opens it; the
light of the tamp rellects upon the con
tents a case ' surgical instruments.
He e.Miinines cvt ral of them carefuPy,
then reclo-ing the case lie takes the
lump mid goes into the adjoining
Although the night is uarm there is
'i Muring lire in the stove. The air is
ueavy with heat. The doctor sets
lown his ca-e of instruments and
turns to an object which oecup'o.s a
long, narrow table in the renter of the
riioni: an object covered with a sheet.
Ho reverently iciiioves the covering: a
nude, corpse lies revealed, the body of
his partner and benefactor. Dr. Wil
bur. He gacs upon it with a sad,
tender smile playing around his sensi
tive, expressive mouth: gazes upon it
with love in his In own eyes, murmurs
K-s hu gacs,
".My hist sad duty will soon be o-.er,
dear master. Here in the silence of
night shall your wishes be carried out.
No careless' hand shall touch your
sacred form. -No hearties student of
vour honored ptofcssioii shall gloat
upon the discovery (If Mich will be
niiide) of your strange malady. 1
shall do it alone. Here, uiivwitehcil,
unseen, save by your eye in spiri. laud
and the cverainl ull-sceingcyo of Cod.
biiall 1 do as you have bidden me."
Bile prepares his instruments, ar
ranges the light and basins which sur
round the table and then takes up a
scalpel. A few deft, skillful cuts,
showing the hand of the experienced
demonstrator, of the scienced surgeon,
and the stomach Is laid oiii'ii. Hu
works rapidly, The contents of the
stomach are taken out and plu'-cd i:i a
basin, then the study of the oig.ui it
elf. A light ocr.spreads his hand
some face us he studies-a light of
triumph and satisfaction.
tew inuiioreii woriis.wiru ne iiirns
from the subject and writes hastily in
it .small book.
fie has discovered the cause of the
lie then turns to the contents of t'tc
basin. The rain is pouring down on
the roof outside. The storm is raging.
"An awful night," he mutters, and
proceeds witii his work-,
It is nearly completed. He Ik about
lo depose of the ghastly contents of
:he basin when he si'essomethlng that
iiTcsts him, that causes him to set
town the essel and rciiio.'t'. something
A small, almost round object, not
half-digested food, not any portion of
the organ itself, but a foreign sub
stance, a strange thing to tiud in a
mini's stomach, A bull of paper!
Abtounded -curious, ho puts it bv
th'j htovu to dry (for it Is soft anil
puipy, iruui the juices of the stomach)
tLini i nref if.'y straightening It out, ex
icising extreme earn not to tear It, he
He falls buck In his chair, gasping
for breath, bewildered, surprised lic
vfliul all measure
For, faintly upon the nearly de
stroyed paper, almost illegible, he sros
die marks of ii lead pencil, the famllitr
murks of the dead nun's handwrit
ing. home parts of It eaniMt jc tzaciid. lie
riunies into the next room -tiieotlice
iinl puts the pauer iiuihu' a powerful
uilcroiciine. An, ho can rend it
urs flair . ,
C3CS'J' ijn t cjsvj nju,V.
all or enough to slow him what is
written, and he stands gazing in won
der upon the strange dl.sc.vcry.
It is the missing 1, af from the doc
t r's note-book'.
He stands engaged In thought tor
many inluufs, unhcediiig the lapse of
tunc, not noticing the sound of the
v.urof the elements outside, only think
ing of the srup of paper before him,
hisinltid beset with mai, curious con
jectures "llow came this paper in the place 1
found it.'- rings tnroiigh his brain.
"Me must have torn the leaf from his
note-book and swallowed it lint why'.'
It must have been shortly hefoie his
death, for it would have been entirely
do.-tioyed if it had been there two
hours while the organs of digestion
were performing their functions "
He reaiU the paper again. Middenly
he nit-Ms a cry of eager jov.
"I have found It," he cries, found
the solution, for here upon this naper
Is recorded the fact that the child born
to Alice l).ke was a female; that to
Conrad Card tier a male. Adrian Hvke
testified at the ituptcst that his child
was a male. II" must have lie I. They
have changed the children, he knew
that the record was in the note-book,
determined upon possessing it. followed
my gocd old partner, and in .some way
aroused his suspicions. Perhaps in the
struggle the doctor tore out this leaf
and swallowed it. Adrian Dyke got
the book, but that for which he com
in. tied the murder cUectiiu I ly eluded his
giasp. That must be tue solution of
this mysterious problem, llow won
derful are the works of the Almighty!"
He takes the note-bonk from his
pocket and carefully places the miss
ing leaf in its place.
"It will be a terrible witness against
Adrian Hyke." he mutters.
Kap, tap. tan! ome one is at the
door. Tlie doctor turns in surprise.
Who can want him upon such a night'.'
It must be something serious to bring
any one out in the storm.
lie lu.s the book upon the desk and
goes to the dour.
He throws it onen.
A man, heavily bearded, dripping
with ram is standing outside. The
wind is howling furiously, driving the
rain in sheets in at the open door.
"I want to st. Dr. Carcan." says the
stranger, with a slight foreign accent.
Henri starts. Where has he heard
that voice hefoie'.' lie looks intently
in the man's face, it is unfamiliar, he
cannot place it.
"ionic in." he says abruptly, "I
sha'l be washed out "
'I he man shrugs lijs broad shoulders,
anil shaking himself like : dog, enters
"I am Dr. Careau. what do you
The man looks upon the handsome
young man with iidniir.itiou.
"You Dr. Careau?" he asks. "Who
would have thought it: you have im
proved with age "
Improved w ith age! What can this
'Well, state the obfeet of your
visit." he sass curtly. "I am em a;vl.
have work to do."
The wet. dripping stranger drops
into a chair --a chair betore the desk-.
"It will take me .some time to tell
you why I came toscetou at this un
seasonable hour, mi you had letter
compose yourself to listen."
tli' speaks calmly, almost insolently.
The young physician Hushes with au
ger. "I hate no time to hear anything
you have to ay. do not w ish to 'be an-
"n is mi. tps-iMj i i:.vr.
nn.tcil with you. If you come upon
business please state it brielly; if not
I shall be
obliged to show ton the
The . stvini'i'
visitor shrugs his
"Turn me out in the rain, ok'.' Well,
I guess you won't do that. Your greet
ing Is mil a wry iiirdial one. but I
think you'll decide to allow me the
privilege ol staying here all night, at
anv rate, when you know who I am."
'The young man stands aghast. Such
asstiianic! Mich impudence! 'nn the
man be mad'.' IVrhups he K an es
caiH'd lnnath', who has seen the 1'glit
sViiing over the glass irannim of the
oil Ice door, mid has determined in his
mad brain to seek a harbor of refuge
here. Hut. no, the eyes that are rov
ing compla 'cutly about the room mo
not wild, the winds are not discm -uciiteil
mid rambling. ISesidcs, hu has
asked to see Dr. Careau, lie must
have come there upon some business,
with a llxcil purpose.
Ha answers the self-satlslied strung
er contemptuously, coldly,
"I admin your assurance. It is only
equaled by your iiupudcucc. Thure is
not much likelihood of my inviting
you to remain here, for if you do not
statu your business In one minute, I
shall throw you out of that door."
I I In voice l.s angry and forcible a;, he
The stranger looks at the door as If
" '; lis (P
! I i m ::j . I
u mi,o ,..,,,
"As I said before your greeting Ii
not very cordial Well, I won't har
bor any nuillce on that account, it In
not to lie evpectcd. You did not know
I was coining. It has been twenty
tears since you saw me. am piob'-"
ably changed Twenty years does
change a man soiuci It' litis worked
miracles in you. I.iokatmc, my bov.
don t you i ccognie something familiar
about me'.' Ain't there something in
inv general appearmiie that Jim have
seen before" Think."
The easy. iiiict impudent words of
the man cause a f-eiiug of sickening
horror to creep into the .toting man's
heart. Twenty years' Much has hap
pened in thal'tiine Ills mind tine lu
sciously goes back oer all those years.
A fearful thought e uues to him, a
thought that causes his brain to reel.
The tnati is watching hlni. A cold,
hard smile comes to Ills bearded lips.
"I see you are thinking," he says
i iliuly. '-are beginning to think
about right. Well, I'll help you.
I don't mind giving your memory a
lift. Don't ,tou remember a man who,
u little over twenty years ago was
Ckcii Irom you. to be burled alive in
a dungeon, a man win was .entenced
to twenty years Hard work in the Hast
en! penitentiary" All, I see ton do:
well. I am tl'tat man. ' I a'ui your
With a cry of horror and angui."h
the sou falls hack in his chair. His
father' This coarse, brutal wretch
the author of his being, the parent
whom he feared in those days of child
hood: crept to his miserab'e pallet to
escape, when he hud heard his reeling
footsteps on the walk! the heartless
criminal, who in a tit of drunken an
ger had stitick down his nollier, his
w hite-faceil, hard-working mother!
He has forgotten his existence, has
never dreamed he would return, and
now he sits mockingly before him,
chiims him as his son. comes to claim
the shelter of his roof. Horrible, hor
rible' "You don't seem glad to see me even
now. I rather evpectcd ton would
throw yourself on my breast ami say.
'Welcome home, father,' hustle out
mid trot in the fatted calf and so on,
lint instead of that you seem toshritik
from me. you seem paralyzed with
horror. Not a tery agreeable home
coming. I must say. Not a very tilial
greeting after all these .tears."'
The mocking words' of the man
arouse him: lie tecovcis himself with
mi elTort. and says,
"You have never been a father to
me. have never done aught to arouse
any feeling but horror and loathing in
"I've never had a chain e. I've been
in jail nearly all your life. You
have never learned mv good ipial
ities." 'I lie young man shudders.
"Von were sent to prison for the
murder of my mother, von deserved
"Perhaps you look on it like eveiy
one els-does. You don't know what
I had to put up with -her scolding
tongue, her abuse. I will admit the
devil got the tipper hand of me. If I
had not been loaded 1 wouldn't have
struck her I didn't intend to hit her
so hard, anyhow. I!y Cod. I've paid
for it all. Twenty tears of hard labor
has innde it sintare."
The son feels his heart growing
hard, as he hears the words of his
brutal parent. He must get rid of
him. lb- must be bribed to keep away
fiom him. lie determines to net
diplomatically. t'oniuerliig his re
" ithout doubt you have suffered.
We will not recall the years thai have
missed. wc will look only at the future
Why did vou Mime here'.'"
"I'.'iat's better! Now you speai.
more like a son. Well. Ill tell you,
Henri. I never would have come near
you if I had not been forced to. 1 got
out of 'I'liny' nearly three inoudis
ago. 1 got a littlu Job of work in the
eit.t, mighty hard work, too -long'
shoreman, but 1 lost it over a week
ago, and .ton know I ain't much of a
saver, so 1 had no money. knew you
were lie:e. I found It out by looking in
the Mate directory. .o I came to
you to help me out. Let me stay here
to-night. Ii' me in the morning' eiiil
me a little dust once in a while mid
I'll never trouble you. I found you
had turned out a '.saw -bones,' and was
pre lit well thought of, and I know 1
an t much of a father to be proud of.
so I'll keep away from you."
The young physician rises to hi
feit. It will be easier than he has
thought, lie has dreaded that this
mail would insist on living with him,
or in some way disgracing him. Yes.
lie will give him money -anything m
rerson as long as hedoes not intrude
his unwelcome presence upon him.
"It shall be as yon wish," he says.
"You shall remain here to-night. In
the morning I will give yon inoney.aiid
yon will return to Philadelphia 'upon
the llrst train."
"All riiilit. Now as I'm sure you'll
take me in, I guess 111 remove my
lie rises and prepares to do as he
has said, As the coat falls back, the
glitter of a watch chain catches the
son's eye, a heavy chain of solid work
manship, of peculiar design. He
springs towar I his father, in another
moment he has dragged the watch, to
which the chain is attached, from the
pocket of the vest, ('im look at the
case, ami then he turns llercely, sav
agely, upon the man who stands cow
ering before him.
"Where did you get this watch and
chain'.'" he h.iarsely demands.
"Can't a man have a 'super-.'' "
"Where did you get itV Come, tell
inc. No evasion' Answer me plainly."
' i bong it it from a man in the city,
He brought it from Hiigland.
"You lie! 'Ibis watch tvu the
property of mv partner. Hz.ra Wilbur.
It was upon his person the night ho
was mur.lered I f you cunnot explain
lo mo. satisfactorily inshie of ten min
utes how it came in your possession, 1
shall have you arrested us t ho murderer
of the man who has bren more to mo
than you ever were a father!'
ld Centleiuaii Little bov. why am
you Idling around the i.tre'et during
scnool honr.s. mid, -.till worse, smok
ing and elie wing tobaico, and uctlnr
like a young tough generally, instead
of .studying your lessons unit trying to
be a little gentleman'.'
Hoy Wot yer givin' us'.'
CldCentlemuH Itciiiember, thothns
Is not fur distant when you will havu
to earn your own living,
llov ThuKiill .ight. I'll live in a
I'lf Avernoo house mi' have a hteam
.viit. I'm goln inter polytics.
. -surr Himself that
mi,fi,it ,t.,il tl,., k.ifw
1 1)) K HKACII 1TV
INTREPID DR. NANSEN IS
viiil it Misviyi'. Whit n, 11utti-tir. lines
Nut km Wliellii-i- tin- r,ili ttus Item lint
Mr. Vnivn ll.i llci li r,l iu ttnnl
I'rciui ll,i Miitliiunl,
t.llMiON, VI,. I".- T. lb It ish eon-
snl at Archangel, the capital of the
Itiisslan got eminent of that name,
telegraphs a continuation of the ie
port thai Dr. Naiiscn is reluming
fiom the North pole. This Is legarded
as eonelu-.ivc thai the Norwegian ex
plorer is h sinew u rd hound, even If he
did not icai-li the pole
Dispatches from dill'creiit parts of the
continent indicate gieat interest In
the news from the North pole, which
is generally credited in Hiiropcun cap
itals. )r Niiiisens wife and relatives,
however, did not believe tlie .innoiinee
meiit which caine through Kouch
liareir. the agent of Dr. Naiisen, near
tlie month of the Lena river, residents
of which locality freipientlv visit ;,Vw
.Siberia They have icceitcd no word
from the explorer.
Ai'coriliiig to the opinion of Arctic
experts here, when the I rain left the
Kuril sea in Is'iishc tna have found
the sea northwards free of ic and
pushed on until she was locked in.
They add that she then may have been
allowed to drift until the expedition
came to land near the pole and that
Dr. Naiisen and his partv mat have
returned in sledges to the .Siberian
Islands At the ."Siberian islands it is
believed Dr. Naiisen mid his com
panions may have been stopped bv the
Dr. Naiisen wrote to ISaion Toll
from Yugoro strmts. saying that he
exneeted to return to Koicny. Siberian
islands, where dos have been await
DUN'S WEEKLY REVIEW.
llir (irin-r.it Itiislm- Slliiiillim I Id,., t
tlci-t i:iri lalliiii.
Ni.w Yoisu. IVb. I". II I. Dim A
o.'s weekly review of trade says:
The went her still hinders business
and coiitb'.'.ied closeness of money fol
lows tin prolonged inaction of Con
gress, but ciiiitldeiice increases.
The demand for boots mid shoes is
still disappointing. .N't-ctul factories
have closed and few are working full
time, belief in lower prices still pre
vailing, although further reductions
have been made in mosi lines, amount
ing, slurc .lutiuury, to to i per ecu'.
Textile work shows little change,
though the cut in print cloths to ?.. :"
mid a general concession in brown ami
bleached staples, averaging for the
whole list iiioted six per cent since
.'miliary I, induced more buy ing which
the known accumulation of goods
ahead of demand has hindered.
.Sales of wool have been small for
two weeks of February. (i,T.'0,7oi
pounds, against lu.i.'.i'i.Va.i last year
and l.'.:.()j,r..Mi in le'j.t, but higher
prices abroad, sustained by heavy
shipments of goods to thiseoiintr.y. in
cline holders of wool here to malic the
concessions, so that iiiaiiufaeturer.s
have the more ditlleiilty in meeting
Produce markets tend downward,
mainly becansu supplies e.xeeed ex
pectations. Wheat has decline! ,,
with Western receipts !,U'.".',:um bush
els, against ST'.,I!i'.i last year, while
Atlantic ex-ports for two weeks have
been only .1. ii::. I i.-. bushels, against
'-,7'.'l,;:il last year
Corn is a shade lower and both pork
and lard a little lower. Cotton re
oipts. at tills season never large, still
indicate a supply for the current crop
year, including stocks brought over,
much in excess of the world's needs,
so that the prospect of increased acre
age mis inu more power 10 ue press
prices, mid spot cotton hns declined an
eighth for the week. I.'xports in Jan
uary tveie s,,r,.-,:i,.-iiii less than last year,
though prices were l."i percent higher.
Failures for the week have been 't'.'l
in the Inlted .States, against '.'To last
year, mid ' in Canada against .'! last
Ni;w Yoisk, IVb. 17. -The following
table, compiled by Itradst reefs, shows
Iheelearanees at tho cities named and
Hie percentage'? of Increase or decrease
as compared with the corresponding
week last veur:
i leu riiiK I in1 l)ts
.Sew York H.rl'.iVi III I
Clii.-iiKi TO.J ii.HH ... I n A
St, Louis :J 13 villi .. . I il
Kim-'ufii) ii.i u.C.m -S- :i
(IiiiuIiii I, .'..'.nil ;i).vl
lleiniT ' 'J,lll,i!VI j ,', I
st. Jo. e. I. l.'i'S'.lVS I.I.' . .
I.llirnlii i',X!i Ii 'i
Wii-ltllii -C.iii.lls .. ill. I
ii!H'i.!i . .'.;.'.; .ci ;
UNCLE SAM'S NAVY.
I'lKht VH Will lit- Kr-iilr fr
t'llllUllllllll .lulj- I.
Wasiiinhion. Feb. 17. Owing to
the rapidity with which the work of
constructing naval vessels in being
pushed, eight ships will be added to
the naval list for commission before
the first of July. Ninety-seven m-i
cent of tlie work on the battleship
.Massachusetts has been completed,
while on the double turret monitors
Puritan, Terror and Moiuidiiocl- the
work done is represented by uj. u
mid !!i per cent respectively. The
battleship Oregon is so far advanced
that only li.j pur cent of the work re
mains to be clone. As for the three
gunboats building at Newport News,
tho Nashville, Wilmington ami Helena,
though L'tl per cont of tho work is yet
to be done, the builders are sure that
tiio ships can all be in commission be
fore July 1.
NO APOLOGY OFFERED.
Diinr.-ttrii .-InttMrf-il-;i4 tin, Kreitipl nf
Iho New "lorU Ymi'IiI ('lull ll-tli,n.
I.uMio.x-, Fob. 17. The purport of
Lord Dunraven's replies to the Now
Yoik Yact club were obtained this
nftui'iioon. The letter to .Mr. Phelps
Is the most important, it treats In de
tail thu finding of thu committee, but
no apology is offered to tho New York
Ynoht club for the failure of Ills lord
ship to substuntiuti) tho charges
brought ugalnst Defender. Lord Dun
raven clings to the evideiuo he sub
mitted to the committee.
TIip t'.t- rrlte K-plnrt-r Tit Ik Ali.nil
Urpiirl I'i-iiiii Vntvii,
W.tsiiiMiro.v, IVb. 17 The mesMige
from Archangel continuing tlie report
of the return of Naiisen, from the
North pole, does not amount to aeon
lirtmitioii In the opinion of Ceiieral
Creeley and of Lieutenant Sellout -z.e.
The latter, will, the possible excep -
tion of (otnmoilore Melville, who is
ieiiipiir.M-ii.viin.seni irom vtiisliiiigluti,
lu I...I i .... ,,...,.,.1 , i ,i ,,i .1
In Washington upon the ehiiraciei-ls
... ...... .i.-., ,, tiiiiii.iii) iiiner oiueuil
tics of the North Siberian coast, which
he has visited on a government mis
sion, being charged with the distribu
tion or lowmds to the natives who
nlileil the survivors of the unforlunatu
-Said hi 1'hls continuation from
Archangel isas If wo Inula telegram
from Portland, Me., oonllnulug a story
from Sandy Hook."
Cciii'ml'lit'eely took a similar view.
ami held that It was itirouci'ivuhlc
Hint the same stott should emanitti-
from i wo places so remote, from each
other us me Irkutsk mid Archangel,
lie knew of no way In which news of
Nmiseu's approach to tho mouth of
the Lena delta should leach Archan
gel. With the aid of a chart Ceneral
Cicely indicated the great distance
between the two places. He showed
that if it was ically true that news of
Dr. Nunsen's incitements had reached
the month of the Lena mid had so
worked up the river to Irkutsk, then
It was linpiobable that the .nine in
formation could hate reached Archan
gel. Then, too, theie was the smut!
luck of detail about this hut
Uispatcii that Had been noted in the
llrst. and tills absence of even a hint j
of where Naiisen was. or how he was .
communicated with, easts suspicion In
Ills opinion on both reports. Arch
angel, said Ceneral Cicely, is a largo
mid important llussimi town, with
good connections with the outer
world, mid If such news had rent-lied
there, he saw no reason win- full de
tails were not obtainable.
He called attention to another
point, that if NatiMiii had really
emerged from the Polar regions, nny
w here oil the .Siberian coast t hen ho hits
himself disproved tlie correctness of
the theory upon which his expedition
was embarked. It would show that,
instead of their existing a current,
across the pole, there was a current
that swept him up from the neighbor
hood of llennett island to the pole
"nil tl turned back and returned
him to his starting point. Ceneral
Crcely not. unnaturally thought this
state of ii D'aiis was hurdlv possible.
Cert ill iily there was no scientific evt-
iienee. oi i ue existence ot such an i
"""!;" iint-tiu us mis, aim, ineie
fore, notwithstanding the Archangel
story. Ceneral Crcely stood unshaken
in his disbelief in tlie return of Nan
sen as described.
win. in: iiipkii'i-i.t to tKiittt.
Lieutenant Sellout-', declared that if
the story from Irkutsk was true, then
Naiisen was sighted or heard from oil
the Lena river delta away last sum
mer. From Irkutsk to Yakutsk,
which is tlie most northerly
Itiisslan post of any slgiillicanee, is a
distance of about 'J.oOo miles mid
communication is had only by sleds
or in summer by rafts "down the
lliver Lena. From Yakutsk to L'.st
Yausk at the mouth of the Lena,
where tho Jtiissian trader is said to
have heard from Naiisen, is a distance
of I, .-.00 miles through an unbroken
wilderness mid the means of commu
nication are reindeer or dogs. The
only travel between Yakutsk and 1st
Yunsk Is by a few half breed tiadors.
w ho go to the latter point carle in the
winter and stay through until the
next spring. Many months nro re-
Itiired for the trin, and any news com
ing from 1st Yausk of Naiisen would
be very old, declared the lieutenant.
lie explained the dlliictiltics that
might, he encountered in an attempt
to trace a rumor. Tho natives who
may have sighted thu Arctic, explorer
could not conceive thu nature of his
undertaking, and owing to their dense
ignorance it would not be possible for
them to transmit mi Intelligible tie
count of the event. Tim natives of
the Siberian islands were stricken with
terror at l ho signt of the steamer
Vega, which had a hunting party in
that legion, mid they hid themselves
in tlie ice for months' afterwards.
Ilirri' Ctitrrnuiriit liitrrrntetl In the
Srlirmit fur Iniul hjr I'.nlliiuii,
Lomio.x. Fob. 17. -Advices from
Stockholm are that the foreign min
istry lias received promise from the
governments of Crcat llrltalu and
llussla to give all the assistance "is
.tihlii to Prof. Andree's projected bal
loon expedition to the North pole.
Clements II. .Markhatn, president, of
the lloyal Ccographieal society, is
sending a circular to Canada, with a
drawing of Prof. Andree's balloon,
asking the Dominion authorities to
take every step possible to have tlie
balloon watched for, and reported, if
seen, to the liritixh Oovorniucnt. Thu
Hudson Kay company will bear thu
cost of the distribution of a large
number of these circulars in the north
ernmost districts of thu Dominion.
An olllcial of the Iloyal Ccograph
ieal society says a largo sum of money
bus been raise! i to help Prof. Andree's
scheme, which is thought to be
.Mt-Kliili-j l'lrt ( liuli-ni .tllliui Si-iiiihI.
Favi.tii.. Mo, Foil, 17. I ti ma
convention Williain .MeKinley was tie
cslnred the tiiianliiiou choice of llow
urn county for president, and Allison
of Iowa second choice. The meeting
declared in favor of ono State conven
tion, tiud unanimously favored the re
nomination of Hon. John P. Tracey
for Congress from this, tho Seventh,
t'tMiU County lli'imlillt-uii 1'rlm-irliM.
Cine too, Fob, 17. Primary elections
were held yesterday in all the wards
of Chicago and in the country towns
in Cook county for the election of del
egates to thu 1'epiiblican county con
tention to-day. There wus no objec
tion to tlie ''machine" plans and they
carried the day.
W.tsiitMiTOX, Feb. 17. For Oklaho
ma and Indian Territory Fair and
wanner; southwesterly winds.
For Missouri Continued fair and
warm; southwesterly winds,
For Kuiisas--Falr; colder in north
ern portion; winds b-seoatlng uorth
Itimk I for l'n In ii,.. t.,i.ii
srhi.i.l mid , .Nt.n.srtiurlitii.
'"IIP M.o, Feb. 17 . Tin, ,lcw lhIc
prepared for use In the public schools
has been completed and will bo sub
mitted to the board of education for
approval. The aim of those who com-
1 that tvouht be nnobjeetio .i,,. 0 Z
piien i ne oook- was to prepare a work
P " i-i M the Hible was retrul irlv
i ,..,,,,i :.., i... ....,. . i , .?""'.
I " " "ne I'litinc sciioois or
is.v some it was approved, but others
onlcred a protest so strong t littt it
eventually prevailed mid the readliigH
were discontinued. A few years ago
ti movement was begun to reinstate
The book which lias just been com
pleted is the outgrowth of a suggestion
made by Professor David Swing, that
a coinniltteo consisting of members of
tho Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and
other denominations compile a Umk
for the use of school children niado
tip of selections from the llible.
For the convenience of children and
better to facilitate the work, tho book
is graded in its arrangement. Those
selections appearing llrst on Its pages
are adapted to the needs mill intel
lectual .standards of the lower grades
of the grammar school, tho latter
part of the book being belter suited
for more mature minds. Quotations
nro given in the book to slunv that
men dilfcrinir widely hi relbrlous b.
.. - - ,.,w,,.
lief, ranging from Professor Huxley to
ii, i'...... i i... i i i... . ....-:,.
scheme! that has been carried out.
"in, ii.i,ii iiiiiur;,i--ii nisi. Hiii'M n
HELD FOR MURDER.
Minimi .I.IpcII St-nl It, .lull Without II. lit
ill 0ivrii, Kim., for W'lfr Murilrr.
ilsivnin, Kim., Feb. 17. Tho pre
liminary examination of .Marion As
bell, accused of murdering his tvlfo
on January as, closed yesterday after
noon, the defendant being bound over
to the next term of court without bail.
The examination was held In tho
opera house, In order to accommodate
the throng which had assembled from
the adjacent towns mid country.
Asbcll was once the ehamplor.
wrestler of Kansas; is rich; has served
a term hi the penitentiary; has Ik-ch
tried for perjury mid other offenses;
has had two wives, both dead, mid is
now accused of killing liertha White
house, uuother step-duuglitcr, whose
.mysterious death occurred several
lllil .111111 Atumillfil ami Itohliril uml
l.t-fl fo IHn t'nilnr Trrtlr.
Four Sen rr, Kan., Feb. 17. II. S.
Ilruinive.ll, tigeilS.-i years, wus assaulted
by two tramps on a Memphis railroad
trestle about ,H o'clock lust night. Ho
was knocked down and fell through
the trestle to the ground twcnty-tlvo
feet below. One leg was broken and
he sustained other Injuries from which
he may die. The tramps robbed tho
Injured man, and left It i tit where ho
had fallen. About o'clock this morn
ing, after lying helpless for about
eight hours, his moan Ing was heard
by the night watchman of the Fort
Scott Hydraulic Cement works, who
summoned aid and removed him to
Twii Contention llrcltlt-tl l'wu
SlHttl tVlllml Ciiiiiiutllrip,
Toitka, Kan., Feb. 17. The State
central committee of the People's par
ty last night issued calls for two Statu
conventions, the llrst to he held at
Hutchinson March is to select nation
al delegates ami the second at Ablleno
August.! ti iiominnte State ofllccrs.
The basis bl representation for thu
Hutchinson convention will be one
delegate-at-largi! for evcy county and
ono for ivovy .100 votes cast for Lew
oiling in 's'.i. For the Ablleno con
vention, one at large for every county
ami one for every '.'.'ill votes east for
Lewelliiigin I.V.M. This will miiko a
convention of about ."ii( delegatea at
Hutchinson and about Goo at Ablleno.
IVHIltlruwr In l';ivnr of lliillllllu
L.ittiiKNCH, Kan., Feb. 17.- - W. J.
lliiehiiu has secured the support of tha
Douglas county delegation for Con
gressman O. L. Miller to run In sue
.Mission. Iluchau was hero yesterday
ind all arrangements were iiitide, the
Douglas county candidates withiiriw
ifig. Caucusing for several days ended
last night with a unanimous vote for
Morphlun unil liniiiiliiteil l.ovr.
.i:-i intiK, Okln.. Fel). 17 Miss Stel
la Xnrno of Cooper was found dead in
her bed at her mother's homo Thurs
day morning, with an empty morphine
bottle at her side. Disupunlnlmcnt in
love was the cause of the deed.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
I'epresenlatlvcs of the Southwest
ern Millers' association are in Wash
ington hustling Congressmen for
reciprocity laws on export of bread
stuffs. The new I per cent bonds are not so
much In demand in tho open market.
Tho Nebraska Prohibition conven
tion declared for free silver at MS to 1.
A blacksmith shot and killed an
oflieer at Frankfort, Ky., and was him
The Keller family were acquitted of
the murder of Clara Shanks ut Terra
Champ Clark says that he will prob
ably bo a candidate for emigres in
the Ninth district.
The llocntgcn rays are to be used in
an attempt to locate a bullet in a
Louisville man's skull.
Judge lllchard II. Clark of Iho
Ceorgia supremo court was found dead
in his hotel room lu Atlanta,
Covornor llradley promises to send
troops to protect Jackson and Walling
if thoy are taken to Newport, Ivy.
Tho Nevada Electric and Oas Com
pany has tiled suit against tlie city of
Nevada, Mo., for SIJ'OO alleged back
pay for lighting the streets.
Miss Minnie F.dson was asphyxiated
iu the homo of C. A. iUhe, tho
New York match manufacturer, under
peculiar circumstances', Kaho Is under
arrest and can't bccuro bait,
Prineo lioris of llulguria wua bap
tism! into tlitCrrk church.
1C . Js3Sgr.
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