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Red Cloud Chief.
The struggle between goir and pins'
pong la yet to come.
Tennyson Is dead, but the schoonerr,
rontlntte to erosB the lmr.
A soft coal trust lius Just been form
ed. Ib IIiIh to come iih nnothcr hard
ship? Tim American mule will have, no
reason to kick when the liner war la
Alfred Austin reporlK that hi) In
about ready to wet-blanket the coro
nation with that ode.
HeportH nbout Mr. Rockefeller's bald
brail and weak stomach i-.eeni to cheer
some folkfl up wonderfully.
Now that the knlser Htates that Cap
tain Coghlnn's sons "liierely amused"
him, the captain may tune up again.
One of the poets announces that
"Our best thoughts are in wordH we
never say." The poet In not a lady.
King Liopolil would hardly win tho
prize In a popularity contest nt which
his lovlni; subjects were peimltted to
The wonder of It Is that the IIubhIiiii
ministers of the Interior bo on per
mitting the presence of students In
Most or iih would rather bo looking
nt the train through a telescope when
It was breaking n world's speed record
than lie riding on it.
It Ik announced that the czar haa se
cured no exclusive rlghtB In Manchu
ria. When he wants them, however,
he will reaeli for them.
When M. Saiitns-Diimont can eomo
over the ocean in Ills flying machine,
he can snap his lingers at the crass
olUciuls In the customhouses.
The president took luncheon In the
women's building at the Charleston
exposition. Think of strenuous Teddy
eating lady lingers and lemon Ice!
The ?2u(l line Imposed on the Prince
ton students for defacing a monument
liAiks a good ileal like visiting tho
Kins of the children on the fathers.
A man accused of murder in Detroit
wan wearing celluloid cuffs when ar
rested. Many persons therefore will
doubt whether an ullhl can save him.
There must be a sorry state of af
fairs In Russia when tho nssasslua
t Ion of n prominent ofllcer of the gov
ernment Is considered cause for a cele
bration. The blow has fallen. New York so
ciety has been forced to give up ping
pong because It is within the reach of
the middle classes. Pity the sorrows
of the rich.
Envious ('dltors who can't Ret away
may now reprint with satisfaction the
old definition of a fishing rod ns "a
pole with a worm at one end and a fool
nt tho other."
Surgeons have performed nn opera
tion on Emperor William's face. For
the. future peace anil happiness of the
Mirgeons let us hope tho face may
come out nil right.
The news that the prices of pro
visions are going up ought to Inspire
some scientist to Invent a cheap and
nutritious dinner tablet to be taken
with wntcr three times a day.
There appears to be no fear In Rolf
circles that pliiR pour will supersede
It as a social sport. It Is claimed by
nunc that no outdoor sport equals Rolf
In n social way except, perhaps, plow
ing. Another old saying has been sent to
the scrap heap. Down East a woman
married in haste and did not repent
nt leisure. On the contrary, shu sued
for divorce within three days after her
The Chicago woman who wanted a
divorce because her hiibband quoted
poetry to her has been defeated In
court. It really begins to look as If
poetry and the poets were coining to
A mini who used to be the King of
Spain has Just died, reminding tho
world of the fact that It Is very easy
for one who has been a king to bo
forgotten when he's gone from tho
throne a few years.
A Texas physician who has given a
great deal of thought to the subject
says ho Is convinced that a person suf
fering from spring fever can overcome
the disease In a short time by digging
postholes. Here Is a hint for St. Louis.
It required a Richland Century Jury
Just ten minutes to decide that three
Wisconsin kisses are not worth $15,
000. Whllo It is too bad to have homo
products depreciated It Is Just as well
to allow tho necessaries of life to re
main within tho reach of the poor.
Scientists who declare that there Is
nothing In the theory that acquired
traits can be transmitted should ex
plain why Edwin Gould, Jr., aged S,
should devoto himself to tho task of
collecting lost pins and selling them
for a half cent a hundred.
Attorney General Knox Believes
Meat Combine Illegal.
ORDr.RSSTf.PS TAKEN TO BREAK IT
Inltlnl Motvinrnt U'lll Ilrcln In CIiIc-iiro
lllll In i:tilty for Injunction Id Ho
I'ruincd OUut Neiri of lrnt-rul
Jutrreit to Krnilrra.
A Washington. April 24, dispatch
fayB! Attorney (Jencral Knox nutilo
the following statement regarding the
vo-c.il led beef trust;
"On April I this department directed
W. A. Day, Esq., or Washington, in his
capacity as special assistant to the at
torney general, to examine Into, as far
as practicable, the public charges to
tho effect that n combination of the
largo meat dealers of the United S'talen
had been effected contrary to the pro
visions of the laws of the United
Ktntes. This preliminary examination
resulted In Instructions to Mr. Day and
Mr. Bethen, United States attorney ut
Chicago, on April 7, to prosecute sim
ultaneously In Chicago and the east a
more particular examination into the
allegations and proofs alleged to exist
In support thereof. From their reports
I am satlstlcd that sullleient evidence
is In hand upon which bills in' equity
for an Injunction can bo framed to re
strain the combination mentioned from
further proceeding under ihelr agree
ments, which clearly appear to be in
restraint of interstate trade.
"I have, therefore, in compliance
with the law, which provides: 'It shall
be tho duty of the several district at
torneys of the United Stales; In their
respective districts under the direction
of tho attorney general to Instltuto
proceedings In equity to prevent and
restrain violations of this act,' direct
ed the district attorney at Chicago to
prepare u bill for an Injunction ugalnst
tho corporations and persons who are
parties to the combination mentioned
to be llled in the United Htates circuit
court for the northern district of Il
linois." A Chicago representative of the
packing house said that the packers
welcomed a full hives' Igat ton of their
relations with each oilier and the con
duct of their business. In their be
half he entered a denial to all harges
that they aro In combination to con
trol prices or In restraint of trade.
Wiiulil Kommo Hilly.
Representative Livingston of Georgia
today introduced p. bill repealing that
portion of schedule G of the tariff law
of 1S07, providing a duty on meats.
MIcMcnn Physician Implant Skull of
Do? Upon lliinmn Head.
Physicians or the college hospital at
Saginaw, Mich., have performed a re
markablo operation, that of grafting a
piece or a dog's skull upon a human
head. Tho patient Is .lohn Olberg of
Kenton. Houghton county lie is now
recovering from an old allletlon.
Olucrg's skull was fractured four
years ago. Over the hole, which was
an Inch and a half In diameter, there
formed a foreign growth. This pressed
on the brain and caused convulsions.
When It was decided to operate on
Olberg. tho doctors chloroformed u dog
and removed a piece of Its skull. The
piece taken out was then implanted in
the opening in 01 berg's head.
f.'ur ICiiiih Away,
Runaway cars "Hew" the 'Frisco
track at Galena, Kan., and crashed into
tho east end or the Interstate whole
sale grocery store on North Main
street. A cavity as large as the freight
car was inndo anil almost the entlro
car Is Insldo tho wholesale establish
ment. A Hying switch was made to put
a section of cars on a side track, when
the brakes refused to work. The car
hit the building squarely and crashed
on through everything it came In eon
tact with until its speed was stopped.
t'M-H II In Knife.
United States Senator Money of Mis
sissippi had trouble with the conductor
of a Washington street car over a
transfer, and the senator jabbed the
conductor's baud with n pon-knlfu
when that official sought to eject him.
The senator was not arrcstnl, as the
loiistltutlon protects him from indig
nity, and the conductor, who was not
seilously wounded, will not prosecute.
The senator states he used hlc knlfo
only to protect hlinsi'lf.
.ccmcil of Aliiluclluii.
Leopold Stein has been arrested nt
Viennn. Austria, on Intortnatlon re
ceived rroni the New York police,
charged with attempting to abduct a
Viennese girl. Stein formerly lived
hi New York, where he niarrltu a Miss
Ulrlck two years ago, and subsequent
ly deseited her.
Tornt'ilii Hunt 1. mini licit.
The torpedo boat destroyer Hopkins
was launched tit the yards of the Har
lan & Holliiigsworlli company In Wil
mington. Del., Thursday. Tlie christen
ing ceremony was piiornn'd by Mrs.
Alice Gould Hawcs of Washington,
Hriiiuileul )tr Sleluicu,
Edward .1. Roberta, aged twenty-nine
years, residing six miles southeast of
Nebraska (Mty, committed suicide by
shooting himself over tho lelt eyo with
a shotgun. He had been sick with
measles and became despondent, lie
leaves a wife and three children.
1Mb Price for Siren.
A bunch of steers sold on tlm local
market at St. Joe.. Mo Wednesduy. for
$7.2.1, which in tho highest price ever
jmiu in hi. joscpn tor cattle. Tho pre
i vlous hlu. point was $7.10.
PROTEST IS IN VAIN
I'i icn Aro. iiiiI I.riiMMl Xcl.raMta Hunch
n Mini r'niiie Hoitii,
A party of Nebraska cattlo kings
reached Washington Thursday. They
aro Ikutlett Ulchnrds of Ellsworth,
Chnrkn F. CofTy of Chndron, A. N.
Moddlsctte of Itushville, Daniel Hill of
Gordon, William Verdon of Valentine,
10. C. Harris of Chndron.
Tim cattlemen called upon Senators
Millard and Dietrich, and prcuentcd tho
petition in behalf or bills now pending
In congresii for leasing public lands for
grazing purposes. At noon Senator
Millard presented tho party to Secre
tary Hitchcock of the Interior depart
ment, and the subject of leasing and
existing renclng was discussed nt
length. The secretary gave the vis
itors no tatlnfactloii, contending that
the fences must come down nt an early
day. Nor did he commit himself on
tho subject of the bill to lease the pub
PALMA WELL RECEIVED
I'rcnlilcnt ICIcct of Culm Ulwn I'tilliO
lilnllc Itrecptloii Hi II.IJIIDIO,
Prcpident-elcct Estrada Palma ar
rived ut ills old home, Pnyanio, In San
tiago province, Thun-day. He was en
tliunlastlially received along the route
from llolqnln, from wfilch place ho
traveled In an old-fashioned Cuban
volatile. He was accompanied by hun
dreds of pei sons on liorr.eliaek. Upon
approaching Ilnyamo Senor Palma was
met by n number of bin old war com
panions, who escorted him to the town.
The presldi'tit-eled hurt sent n tele
gram to the Cuban senators and reprc-sentatlves-elrct
hi Havana. Baying ho
would ask the American government
before he assumed olllce to pardon all
Amerlcnns under arrest or awaiting
trial hi Cuba.
The municipal council of Havana ban
voted to ask Secretary Itoot to grant
the pardons of the Americans Senor
Estrada Palma referred to In IiIb tele
gram. RIOT STAGE REACHED
1'ulU noil, Npw .lunry, Striken l'ni;:i;i
In right Willi Police.
Striking dye helpers at Patterson, N.
.1., stormed the establishments that
were Btill running and by force com
pelled u complete simpmulon of busi
ness in their trade. They engaged hi
a series of running lights with the po
lice mid plant managers and In one of
the iievinst 'lashes exchanged a volley
of pistol shots with them. Many per
rons on either side wire severely In
jured during the rioting.
It was believed for a time that it
would bo necessary to ask the state for
troops to rcrtore order and Insure pro
tection to life and property, but the
police expressed confidence In their
ability to handle the situation and no
request for outside aid was made.
I'ulatoi'H !o I'i.
Prices of potatoes at Chicago jumped
to 51 a bushel In the wholesale market
at Chicago Thursday. There has been
an advance of IS cents since Saturday
last, and the present price is the high
est since lost August, when the pro
duct sold nt. $1.2.-..
The crop of old potatoes has been
nearly used up and supplies in all mar
kets are unusually small. New Cubans
sold at $10 a barrel Thursday. Tho
new crop Is just starting to market
ConilclH Plant Tree.
Warden .lewetl of the Kansas peni
tentiary lino Just completed the setting
out or a large and apple nnd peach or
chard on the old prison. Within the
last two weeks tiOll apples trees and
2,000 pcnili trees have been planted.
The apple trees have been set out
mostly on the level land and tho peach
trees on the hills nnd rolling ground.
There are about 100 old apples trees,
which were planted many years ago.
The planting was done by convicts.
Let; Hrokcii by rail.
As Mrs. N. L. Whlsler and her two
daughters were starling to return to
Ashlnnd from a visit with their old
neighbors, the llickles, seven miles
west of Ashland, the horse shied aa
the buggy was being turned and Mrs.
Whlsler was thrown out of tho vehicle
and sustained a break of her right leg,
just above the ankle.
llecllntH tlm Honor.
Uev. Nathaniel S. Thomas, who was
elected bishop of tho missionary dis
trict of Sallna, Kna., by the Episcopal
house of bishops at Cincinnati has said
ho would not accept tho honor. Mr.
Thomas stated that he would nt onco
notify the house of bishops of his do.
liinernor Murphy In KchIkii,
Governor Murphy of Arizona hns an
nounced that he will resign. Alexan
der O. Urodlp, lieutenant colonel oK
Itoosevelt'ti Hough Riders, will sne
ered hliu. having already been named
by President Roosevelt to take tho
plnco upon tho expiration of Murphy's
YVIItti'lintua Hettlng Heller.
A Hague dlspatdi says the following
bulletin was issued:
"Queen Wllhelmlna had a quiet
night. The fall lit the morning of tem
perature continues anil tho feeling of
Illness hns lessened. Tho patient la
tnl.lng tiufwicnt nourishment."
Hear Man Hun Down.
John Edwards, a well-to-do man of
Valparaiso. Neb..whllo wf.lklug through
the Union I'mille yards was killed by
being struck by cars that were being
switched, lie wns deaf and dumb and
could not hear tho sound of tho ap
Won't Hat .Meat 1'or no HajM,
Au agreement hns been entered
Into among tho two thousand employes!
of tho Chicago &. Alton shops InBIonm
lngton. 111,, which provides that nono
of their number will eat meat during
tho next thirty days.
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I A WARRIOR BOLD
Dy ST. GEORGE
'K Author of "Uttla Miss Millions,"
, Caprice," "Dr. Jack's
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CIIAI'THI II (Continued.)
Naturally, Charlie Stuart was justi
fied in believing the girl to he the child
of some Flemish citizen. True, she
was not dressed In the usual Dutch
fashion, but her golden tresses and
blue eyes, that shone like twin stars,
mnde him take the fact for granted.
He was, therefore, considerably sur
prised when, springing to her feet, shu
advanced n step or two toward them,
holding out her hands, a look of great
Joy Illuminating her face, and In a
voice which the echoes of her recent
solw btill haunted, addressed them In
"Oh, sirs! Heaven has heard my
prayer nnd Fcnt you to my re?cite'."
Stuart made up his mint! then and
there, strange ns such a proceeding
might be. that there wns a deeper mys
tery nbout the presence of this young
girl in these terrifying surrounding.
thnn had at first occurred to him.
Many things united to make him be
lieve this the fact of her not being
missed by her party, Jier manner In
avoiding nhy reference to the friends
who should be so anxious- yes, then
nnd there he became convinced that a
story lny hack of It as startling an any
product of nn opium smoker's dream.
Charlie knew It would be well for him
to divert tho girl's mind ns much as
possible from the horrors she had fo
recently been forced to fnce. Thus as
they walked along, he even grew
somewhat merry, and his object was
accomplished, since the girl's tempor
ary trembling lit had passed away and
she wns now calm enough to ask ques
tions regarding their opportune pres
ence in the dismal place.
Several times Charlie knew sho was
looking at hhn Intently.
He believed that he could guess tho
reason that she had a story to tell, ,i
story far out of tho ordinary run, and
was studying hhn when she thought
herself unobserved, studying hhn t.
determine whether she dared entrust
him with Its astonishing details.
Charlie Makes an Engagement.
Who wns she?
This question cnnie Into Challe's
mind many times while they walked
through those ghostly passages, seek
ing the worn stone stairs at the top
of which stood tho roughly hewn oak
door studded with rusty hails.
At the foot of the worn stone steps
the girl came to a sudden stop.
"Sir," she said, addressing Charlie
tin though he wero tho only party in
sight, 'unless I am mistaken these
steps lead up to tho museum of tho
Stecn. and we have reached the exit
of this horrible underground tomb."
"We can be In the light as soon as 1
unlock the door up yonder," he said
"Ono moment, before we ascend. I
want to catch my breath to tell you
how grateful 1 am for your timely as
"Please don't mention It," said Char
He. "Indeed, It was a great pleasure, fair
lady," chirruped Artemiis. eagerly.
"You overwhelm mo with confusion.
I have, as you may well suppose, re
oelved Something of a shock, and
hardly feel equal to the task of ex
plaining to you Just now what strange
circumstances brought mo Into tho
desperato .predicament from which I
have been rescued by your assistance.
But I trust I may sec you again soi.
when tho explanation that Is dun will
bo gladly given. Forgive mo If I say
I have been studying you all this time,
nnd something tells me I may surely
trust you with my life. God knows I
Her words thrilled Charlie.
"Pnrdon me, miss I should have
told you before my name- Is Charlie
Stuart. I am at present an exllo from
old London, In search of a mission.
Perhaps I hnve found one," ho said,
with an amused smile.
A faint Hush chased across her coun
tenance. "And I am Arllno Rrand."
She had a small retlculo attached to
her Rlrdle. as was tho custom. Open
ing this, she took out a quaint little
Inlaid enrdcase and handed him a bit
"When you call, ask for me under
that name, by which I am known. Hut
let me say ngalu as a duty 1 owe you.
Mr. Stuart let mo give you full warn
ing thnt, whllo 1 appreciate the grent
favor you have done mo, 1 must tell
you I liavo enemies, and that If yon
should seek to continue the acquaint
ance so strangely begun,. It might pos
sibly bring you Into trouble."
"I never yet have allowed fear of
mortal man to Influence my actions,"
Stuait said, proudly.
"Hut these men are cruel and un
scrupulous. You tan realize that niter
seeing to what a dreadful fate they
would have, condemned mo because 1
refused to carry out their will."
"They are a set of precious scoun
drels and cowards!" he declared.
"Ah! but perhaps they are all-powerful
at court men In touch with a
dynasty that can shake the earth If
aroused, to whom ono poor human life
Is as a fallen leaf," sho said, as If test
ing his loyalty.
"It Is tho Fame I see no reason why
I should draw back." Taking out his
watch, bo continued, In the most de
ltticrntt; fashion: "It Is now almost
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high noon. At eight, then, this even
ing, to the minute, 1 shall do myself
the honor of calling upon you at your
lintel, and until I am convinced that
it is unlawful for me so to do, all tho
police of Antwerp shall not stop mo
in my rights of a Hrltlsh citizen travel
ing under the protection of his Hag."
Arllno Impulsively held out her
"1 thank you. God bless you, Mr.
Stuart:" she said, in broken tones.
And Chnrlle, as ho felt the little
hand quiver and throb In his, found a
strong Indignation arising within his
breast, directed against those un
known parties who had so mercilessly
condemned so charming a young wom
an to a cruel fate.
It was ArtomiiH who unlocked the
heavy door and ushered them Into tho
garish light of day. who gravely re
lieved Charlie of his brass candlestick
and placed it. together with the rusty
keys, where they belonged.
Charlie saw that bis companion
glanced hastily to the right nnd left
through her veil. Once he wns almost
sine she gave a start, but by no word
did she signify discovery.
"Could you get a cab for mo?" she
asked with a perceptible tremor hi her
"Easily, no doubt. There are usual
ly vehicles waiting outside the Stecn.
This way, please."
llefore the vehicle started, Arllne
Ilrand threw hack the veil, and again
Charlie was given the privilege of
looking Into those honest blue orbs,
rivaling the heavens hi their hue.
"I will release you from your prom
ise If you regret making It, Mr. Stu
art." she said, softly.
"Thanks; hut I am a singularly ob
stinate man. I fear. At eight to-night,
I said. Resides, I confess to much curi
osity to hear what you promised to
Those wondrous eyes beamed upon
hhn; a little hand crept out to allow
of a paithig pressure; then the ve
hicle lumbered away, leaving him
tlu re in front of the historic Stecn,
watching Its progrors down tho crook
ed thoroughfare, nnd wondering at the
change that had broken into his quiet
When Charlie Stuait reiterated his
rash promise with regard to seeing the
owner of those marvelous cerulean
orbs that same evening, he had but n
faint conception of the magnitude of
the task he had taken upon himself.
He was dimly conscious of a figure
hanging from the rear window of a
second old vehicle a llgtire that made
all manner of pantomime gestures, and
In which he recognized his friend Arte
miis. Remembering the quaint methods
by which Artemiis Invoked the dra
matic muse, he ended with a laugh.
"No harm done, 1 imagine," he said,
aloud. To his surprise some one
"That remains to be seen, young
Turning Indignantly to see who had
dared to thus address hhn without in
vitation, Charlie facnl a middle-aged
gentleman of military aspect, who was
regarding him with much urbanity.
"I am quite ready to explain tho
meaning of those words 1 uttered,
young sir, on condition that you tavor
me with your name."
Charlie's first hasty Inclination wns
to rciusc point-blank, but ho had up to
this point of his existence never
known the time when he found reason
to be ashamed of his name, It be
longed to one of the best families In
Scotland, nnd his ancestry dated bath
to the days ot Hruce and Wnllace.
"That Is a condition easily complied
with, as 1 have never yet rcrused It to
any man who felt enough Interest In
me to ask. It Is Charlie StuarL"
Tho other bowed.
"Good! 1 see we shall get on to
gether amazingly well. There need bo
no trouble whntever. since wo agree so
iharnilngly," he said.
"Ah! about what, now?" asked Char
He, once more keenly on his guard.
"H'm! Say, the pretty frauleln."
"Hut pcrhnps we do not agree on
that subject; In fact, our views may be
dlnnietrically opposite. Tell me, y
do you waylay me? I am a complete
stranger; I never saw you before."
"Quito true, quite true, young Mr,''
chuckled the other; "but I have seen
you before. I know when you came to
Antwerp, and Just how you have em
ployed your time since."
"The deuce you do! Then you must
have known my name. Why did you
ask for it?" with the light of suspicion
and unbelief In his eyes.
"To ascertain how far you would
have confidence in me. I see you are
Incredulous; but, young man, it Is my
especial business to know every
stranger who romes to Antwerp,
whether ho be French. English, Rus
sian, American or Turkish; also to dis
cover as much with relation to his bus
iness hero as Is nccessnry to under
stand his status In society. Although
you have never met mo before, I doubt
not you would recognize my name.
A card was thrust into Charlie's
Mechanically he glanced at It.
Tho result was peculiarly unpleas
ant. It simply bore a name, but that
name was as famous at St. Petersburg
nnd Paris tut in Antwerp Haron De
This wonderful man had been at tho
head or the famous Third Section hii
Rtissln; he had been the terror of
Nihilists for years; an nrgus-eyeil bond,
of police; until, unfortunately, a cog
slipped with fatal result, since tho'
Czar Alexander wns murdered through!
tho Instrumentality of a bomb, ami'
from thnt hour Union Peterhoffis use
fulness In Russia wns nt an enuT
"Ah!" Charlie said, very calmly; "I,
havo heard of yon very often, bnron;,
but, really, I confess the prospect of
meeting so renowned a character novctf
entered my mind. To what am 1 in
debted for the honor?"
Again the distinguished gentlcmani
uttered the word that had startled'
"To tho pretty frauleln."
"See here, baron I know this lndy
ns Mile. Arllno Hrnnd. Surely there'
must be a mistake."
"She hns golden hair?"
"And eyes so blue" holding up his
hands In a dianiatle manner thnt)
would have delighted Artemiis "that
they shame the lovely skies of the
Charlie groaned an assent. A crush
ing weight seemed to press upon his
brain and ho felt ns though tottering
on the verge of a precipice.
"As to the name," continued thei
baron, coolly, "what docs It matter?'
Mile. Arllno Hrnnd is as good as an
otherindeed, when you come to ex
amine It, there is something of tho nd
venturcss stripe about so delightful a
cognomen, don't you think, young Blr?
To my knowledgo thnt Is only one of a '
score of different names tho lady has
adopted within the last few years."
How like the shock of a rattlesnake's
stroke the mention of that word fell
upon Charlie's hearing.
"Since you have been so kind as to
give me warning, suppose you tell mo
who this wonderful lady of many
names Is?" he asked, coldly.
"You must have heard of the Connt
cfs Isolde llrnbant."
It was a mime he had often seen
mentioned In London nnd continental
papers.a nnme belonging to a beautiful"
Russian young woman, given over,
heart and soul to the cause of Nihil
ism, connected with high families In
the Land of the White Czar, banished'
through royal decree, and now turned
advent ureas In Vienna, Paris and other
capitals of Europe.
He shuddered at the picture.
"At least I am under favors to you,
baron, for your kindness; and If I
make a fool of myself It will not be for
lack of warning."
"Well, young sir, 1 owe my life to
your father. Before Sebastopol, when
a fierce engagement was In progres.s, I
had been cut down and lay there help
less, when a squadron of British dra
goons charged. They would havo
crushed me to ntoms. but that m
wounded Highlander captain, crawl
ing over, bhielded my body with his
own, and, raising himself, waved his
tartun in the air, nt which the dra
goons separated, sweeping past to the.
left and to the right. That bravo
Highlander was your noblo father.
For years we corresponded; but In my
eventful life the memory of tho debt I
owed him nioreshnmo to me became
obscured by other Issues. Young sir,
for his sake 1 have sought to save you
from tho snare of tho fowler. Bo
warned In time."
A cab, doubtless previously signaled,
dashed up, the busy baron jumped In,
waved his hand to Charlie, and was
He left n very puzzled and deeply
worried young man in front of the
Charlie seemed wrestling with tho
problem, nnd drawn first this way,'
then that; but his natural obstinacy
finnlly won out.
"Well," he muttered through his
teeth, "I said eight o'clock to-night;
and, come weal or come woe, I shall
keep the appointment."
(To bo continued.)
Unable to 1'rrillet Action of a Notr York
While waiting for the verdict in the'
Patrick case a few days ago somebody
remarked to Mr. Van Diver of the Dis
trict Attorney's olllce, that he thought'
the Jury would acquit the lawyer who'
had conspired with William Marsh
Rico's valet to gain possession of tho
Texas millionaire's fortune, Mr. Van
Diver, who hnd followed the case close
ly for several months, doubted this,
but added reflectively:
"Of course, nothing is more uncer
tain than the nctlon of a jury. I re
member a story my father told mo,
when 1 was a hoy In Alabama. Tho
story was of His Satanic Majesty and
a plain citizen who met ono day on a
narrow pathway cut In tho edge of a
cliff. On side there yawned a preci
pice. On the other sldo was tho solid
rock. There was only room for ono to
pass, and of these two, one must Ho
down ami let the other walk over him.
"'If you'll propound three questions
I can't answer,' suggested Satan, "I'll
Ho down and let you pass over my
body.' The citizen asked:
"'What Is whiter than snow?'
" 'Cotton,' was the answer,
" 'What Is sweeter than suger?'
"'That's easy again; molasses."
" 'What will bo the next venltctgrnn
dered In this county by a petit Jury?' ,
" 'Pass on your way,' said tho Devil,
as be made a carpet of himself."
Tho natives of Palestine havo ni
kettledrum, tho body being made of!
pottery and tho head covered with!
parchment. It is provided with a!
cord and is borno In fejtul processions.
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