The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, May 05, 1905, Image 3

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Lafitte -while waiting for Baptistino
to return with implements for making
a grave left Shaplra to look after the
prisoner and drew Barbe aside in or
der to question here more closely
He was after hearing what she had
to say convinced that she was not
mistaken in her statement although
there were no papers nothing in the
way of further identification found
upon the dead man
Barbe acquiesced readily in Lafittes
decision that Rose de Cazeneau
should neyer be told the truth
Great was the disgust of Shapira
and the two men who returned with
Baptistino when they found that it
was Lafittes wish to bury the Eng
lishman as well as Zeney Even Bap
tistines black brows went up in a sur
prised disapproval which he wisely
refrained from putting into words
The dead were soon laid in the
hastily prepared graves the earth
was shoveled over them and some
pieces of fallen trees placed above to
guard against any disturbance from
denizens of the woods
In the sunset bathed clearing Bap
tistine stood near Lafitte as the latter
gave Shapira some parting orders
He was to take the English sailor to
the neighborhood of La Tetes des
Eaux and let him find his way from
that point to his comrades
It was comparatively early when La
fittes party weary from the excite
ment of the day and the fatigue of
their long march through the woods
betook themselves gratefully to such
accommodations as Baptistines small
craft afforded for rest and sleep
The night had closed in darkly as
the boat slipped away beneath the
starlight made dimmer by the wall
ing forest lining either bank of the
It was some time after this that
The girl sat with bended head her
eyes fixed on the open fan she could
see but indistinctly
Can you read it he whispered
lowering his face to look into hers
and again possessing himself of her
At the sound of his voice with his
lips so close that his breath stirred
her hair at the thrill of his touch
at the mere realization of their being
alone together a strange exultation
possessed the girl lifting her spirit
from its bodily enthrallment and
half swooning yet acutely sensible
she read as surely as though he had
uttered them No words may say how
I love you
It was as if an angel voice spoke to
her inner senses and dropping the
fan into her lap she covered her face
with her hands
Can you read it he whispered
once more feeling that she was quiv
ering as from a nervous chill
No she murmured faintly but
adding woman like and in a stronger
tone Tell me
He laughed and rose to his feet
The laugh came from his exulting
heart and extending his hands to her
he said with a new decision of man
ner Come little Rose this is very
delightful but not at all good for you
What would Madame Riefet say to
me if she knew where you were at
this moment I will take you below
and then you must go to sleep like a
good child
He took her hand and she permit
ted him to lead her down the narrow
stairway to the cabin below
Some day and soon he said as
he left her at the door of her little
stateroom I will tell you if indeed
you know not already what the fan
There was a smile in his voice and
something else as well that made
Can you read it he whispered
Lafitte while picking his way along
the deck a lighted lantern swinging
from his hand came upon a cloaked
female figure sitting well astern upon
a coil of rope and his foot struck
sharply against a small object send
ing it swiftly toward her
Holding his lantern lower to see
what this might be the rays struck
across the white hand and wrist of
Rose de Cazeneau as she reached for
ward and picked up an exquisite
ivory fan whose jeweled sticks
caught the ligt glimmeringly
Oh it is Madame Riefets pet fan
one Monsieur Laussat gave her in
nlace of one he broke when she
danced with him at the governors
Her voice sank lower and a flutter
ing like that made by the wings of a
startled wild bird sounded in it
Lafittes hand had stolen over one
of hers and now held it close
Why are you here little Rose and
not asleep like the others as you
ought to be You must be -very
I was but I could not sleep and
came up here for some air
She stopped abruptly and he felt
the shiver that ran through her shoul
der wien it touched his own
The suppression made his voice
tremulous as he asked forcing a
laugh and taking the fan from her
hand Do you understand the lan
guage of the fan
Somewhat she answered wonder
ing at his apparent change of mood
Lazalie has told me of it
Ah said Lafitte with a touch of
what might have been either play
fulness or sarcasm then you have
had an excellent teacher Yet I doubt
if she ever evolved for you a sen
tence I should like you to read
What is it let me try she re
plied her thoughts as he intended
they should be diverted
I wonder if there are enough
sticks in this small bauble he con
tinued not seeming to have heard
her and bending his face closer he
counted them
One two three four yes here
are the eight and five to spare for
all the fan is such a tiny one
Then having placed it in her hand
he added speaking more softly
There are the eight sticks little
Rose Can you read what they say to
you from ne
her lashes droop to touch the flushed
Madame Riefet found little to cavil
at in the neat and comfortable if
somewhat primitive arrangements at
Shell Island which Lafitte and his
party reached the afternoon follow
ing their departure from La Tete des
Madame and the two girls were
quartered in his own cabin the pre
vailing atmosphere of which was
owing to the jumble of foreign fur
nishings that filled it teak wood and
Rose de Cazeneau was beside La
zalie on one of the settees with the
Spanish girls arm around her and
the two were watching the flames be
fore which sat Madame Riefet
After the excitement of the pre
vious day and not yet having recov
ered from their fatigue the ladies
were disposed to be more silent than
usual but presently Lazalie re
marked glancing around her How
cheerful and pleasant it seems here
It is almost as if Captain Jean had
known we were to come and had pre
pared for our reception
If so then I wish he might have
known still more so that my brother
would have prepared for our protec
tion at La Tete des Eaux and thus
saved us from this wild flight said
Madame Riefet as though determined
to be dissatisfied
For my own part I am so thankful
to have escaped them that I cannot
muster up the slightest regret over
anything else declared Lazalie who
had been thinking of that other flight
when she left the Barra de Hierro
and escaped to New Orleans
Mademoiselle de Cazeneau had so
far as appearances went nothing to
say upon the subject which was now
I cannpt understand Capt Lafitte
said Madame Riefet with the air of
being somewhat annoyed at the fact
how you came to have such a cor
rect opinion in regard to the possi
ble movements of the English so
much clearer ideas than those of any
one else even my brother
They were at the table upon which
Scipio and his coadjutors had placed
the preliminary courses of a most ap
petizing meal and the old negro was
devoting much of his attention to
Mademoiselle de Cazeneau urging her
to let him put the various dainties
upon her plate
Jes yo please try dese bit ob
feesh 111 Missy wid a hit ob dese
hominy an after dat a nice slico ob
venson he said coaxingly evident
ly wishing to air his English or else
supposing that she did notunderstand
French La Capitalne he say
ole Scipio done know bes in dey worl
how cook eem
She smiled up into his face but of
fered no objection to his helping her
and Lafitte who was watching the
two did not appear to have heard
Madame Riefets remark which was
now repeated rather sharply as if
that lady were bent upon acquiring
the information she sought
I beg your pardon madame ho
said starting slightly and turning to
I wish you to tell us how you hap
pened to entertain the opinion which
has resulted in such benefit to us I
mean in regard to what the English
were going to do
Her tone was quite caustic and her
sharp dark eyes regarded him specu
latively over the rim of her sherry
I had for some time felt a mis
giving that something of the sort was
likely to occur and I therefore pre
pared for it that was all madame
He spoke hurriedly and as if the
matter held little interest while his
eyes went back to the violet ones now
looking at him
But if you thought this why was
it that others my brother for in
stance did not Madame persisted
putting down her glass and taking
up her fork with a vigor suggestive
of an inclination to enforce an answer
by sticking the silver prongs into La
fitte rather than into the juicy veni
son steak upon her plate
That madame is a matter I can
no more explain than can you your
self he replied smilingly but scarce
ly glancing at her
But you warned Gen La Roche by
telling him what you thought de
clared Lazalie for he told us so
Yes senorita I informed Jiim of it
several weeks since
And what did he say asked La
zalie ami Madame Riefet answered
You remember Lazalie that he
like others declared such a thing to
be impossible
Gen La Roche smiled at the idea
answered Lafitte with a careless
shrug of his shoulders
Well I for one am thankful for
your forethought which has saved us
from a meeting with those hateful
Englishmen said Lazalie with a
flashof her eyes that bespoke the in
heritance of her uncles hatred of
that nation
Indeed yes Capt Lafitte all of
us have cause to feel most grateful to
you Madame now admitted in a
more amiable tone But to think
she added of that cave being on the
plantation and none of us knowing
anything about it
Rs secret was given to me some
years since oy an Indian chief said
Lafitte and then as if wishing to drop
the matter asked Madame Riefet if
she wished any message taken to her
brother as that night must find him
returning to New Orleans in order to
report to Gen Jackson
If you can go why may not we
she inquired with alacrity Surely
Capt Lafitte you do not intend to go
off and leave us alone in this deso
late place
Here is surely the safest place for
you at present madame He smiled
encouragingly at Rose de Cazeneau
who was looking perturbed while La
zalie shot a scornful glance at Mad
ame as if impatient at her show of
Madame with a sigh sought reliei
in a silence that was acquiescing and
she could not but admit to hersell
that in the present annoying predica
ment the mysterious life of Bara
taria had proved to possess certain
To be continued
Big Alaskan Bear
Alaska is particularly rich in bears
and most of them belong to a group
known as the Alaskan brown bears
of which the Kodiak bear is one So
wide is his reputation that sportsmen
irom all over the world spend thou
sands of dollars in order to add a
skin to their collection of trophies
The weight of a full grown Kodiak
bear is not known although specimens
have been killed that were estimated
to weigh between fifteen and eight
een hundred pounds and some hunt
ers claim that they will go as high
as twenty two hundred While at Ko
diak several summers ago I measured
the skin of one of these huge animals
which stretched the tape nine and a
half feet from the nose to the tail
and ten and a half feet across the
outstretched front paws Mr A C
Goss who handles all of the brown
hands of the Alaskan Commercial
Company at Kodiak told me that he
had seen skins that were three feet
longer J Alden Loring in Recrea
Odd Newspaper Names
The names of American newspapers
are a study in nomenclature In Ar
kansas are the Buzz Saw and the
Back Log California the Condor the
Wasp and the Tomahawk Colorado
the Rattler and Yesterday and To
day Iowa the Postal Card the Unit
the Nucleus and the Firebrand Ken
tucky the Salt River Tiger the Push
the Boomer Missouri the Missing
Link and the Cyclone Nevada the
Rustler Oklahoma rejoices in the
Dinner Bell and the Plain People
South Dakota has a Plain Talker In
West Virginia is the Irrespresible
Missouri has the Crank and the En
tering Wedge Wyoming reads Bill
Balons Budeet
ENDS IN 1906
New Treaties Negotiated with Other
Countries Cause of the Action
Contention Raised that the Benefits
Are Not Now Reciprocal
BERLIN The imperial government
preparatory to excluding the United
States from the privileges of the new
reciprocity treaties signed recently
with seven European states has for
mally notified the American govern
ment that the tariff agreement be
tween Germany and the United States
of July 10 1900 will terminate March
1 190G the day the new treaties go
into effect but that Germany stands
ready to negotiate a reciprocity treaty
with the United States
This notification made by Foreign
Secretary von Richthoff March 11
after the decision of the cabinet said
that the treaties concluded with Rus
sia Italy Belgium Switzerland Austria-Hungary
Roumania and Servia
form a new basis so reads the text
for the commercial relations of Ger
many and the imperial government
holds itself prepared to enter into ne
gotiations for the conclusion of a new
commercial treaty with the United
The German view as held at the
foreign office and at the ministery of
the interior is that the United States
cannot reasonably expect to share in
special benefits given by Germany to
certain European states in exchange
for other specific tariff reductions
Should the United States have the
same advantages without giving any
thing in return the treaty countries
could justly complain that they were
in effect discriminated against because
from them certain things were exact
ed by bargain which were freely given
to the United States But if the United
States desires to take up the general
tariff question and arrange a recipro
cal against the German government
will be very glad to do so Otherwise
Germanys new general tariff which
also goes into effect March 1 190C
will be applied to Imports from the
United States
The government in terminating the
present modus Vivendi has done what
agrarians have steadily asked for since
the new commercial treaties were con
cluded Public opinion in Germany has
also been fully prepared for the gov
ernments act by publications of the
Commercial Treaty association and
the Central European Industrial league
and articles in the principal financial
periodicals written by persons in affil
iation with the ministry of the inter
ior although the news is not yet pub
lished here
Washington has not yet replied to
Germanys proposal
WASHINGTON It is admitted at
the State department that pourparlers
have been in progress for the last
three months between the American
embassy at Berlin and the German
foreign office respecting the effect up
on the existing reciprocity agreement
America and Germany of the opera
tion of the new trade treaties conclud
ed between Germany on the one side
and Belgium Italy Austria Hungary
Roumania Russia Switzerland and
Servia on the other but so far Am
bassador Tower has not notified the
department that the German govern
ment has decided to terminate the
existing agreement The effect of a
formal declaration of that kind would
be very serious it is feared
Trouble Ako at Medina
ceived here from Hodeida say the re
volutionists have surrounded the town
of Manakha an important strategical
position between Hodeida and Sanaa
Disturbances have broken out among
the Turkish troops at Medina be
cause the only food the men received
consisted of biscuits A caravan of
Egyptian pilgrims returning from
Mecca was attacked recently by nu
merous bands of Arabs near Yambo
Araba 125 miles from Medina Seven
teen Egyptian soldiers escorting the
pilgrims were killed
Union Pacific Line Open
RAWLINS Wyo After forty eight
hours of herculean work the Union
Pacific completed the construction of
three bridges and a track around Ed
son mountain where the big rock
slide occurred last Sunday and two
passenger trains which had been held
at Rawlins and Laramie were sent on
their way
Agreements Are Made
WASHINGTON The Canadian gov
ernment has practically concluded ne
gotiations which have been pending
for a time looking to a reciprocal ex
emption of vessels for inspection by
both the United States and the Can
adian governments A similar arrange
ment has been made with Great Brit
ain and the formal acceptance of the
terms by the British board of trade
is expected in a few days
President Kills Big Game
President Roosevelts hunting trip has
been crowned with success far be
yond his expectations or those of the
most sanguine of his guides Three
bears were killed by the party Tues
day and two Monday one by the pres
ident and one by Dr Lambert P B
Stewart of Colorado Springs one of
the presidents hunting companions
arrived here accompanied by Courier
Chapman They brought the story of
the hunt The killing of the three
bears was telephoned to them
President of the Institution Goeo
MILWAUKEE Frank G Bigelow
until now president of tho First Na
tional bank of Milwaukee was arrest
ed charged with the embezzlement of
over 100000 of the banks funds The
arrest of Mr Bigelaw followed his con
fession to the board of directors of
the bank that he was a dafaulter to
the extent of 1450000 Following Mr
Bigelows confession he was removed
from the presidency of tho bank and
the facts in tho the case were laid be
fore the federal authorities
The complaint was sworn to by
United States District Attorney H K
Butterfield It charges that Bigelow as
president of the First National bank
embezzled a sum exceeding 100000
A complaint and warrant identical
with those in Bigelows case wero
made out to Henry G Goll assistant
cashier of the bank but Goll could
not be found up to 7 oclock last
night President Bigelow was taken
before United States Commissioner
Bioodgood lie waived hearing and was
held to tho federal grand jury under
25000 bond Dr Horace N Brown
and Arthur N McGooeh certified as
sureties and Mr Bigelow was re
leased The next federal grand jury
lias not yet boon summoned but it is
expected it will meet some time next
President Bigelows confession was
made at a special meeting of tho
board of directors held Saturday even
ing and continued Monday In address
ing his fellow directors President
Bigelow said he had a painful state
ment to make a confession that ho
had misdirected the funds of the bank
and that an examination of his books
and a comparison of figures would
show that he was indebted to the bank
to the amount of over 51150000 This
money he said had been lost in spec
ulation in what and stocks Not a
dollar of it could be recovered and tho
only sum he could offr toward re
compensing the bank were pergonal
securities valued at approximately
The confession of President Bigelow
astounded the directors of the bank
Mr Bigelow had been recognized as
one of the foremost financiers of tho
northwest He has been associated
with the bank in various capacities for
more than fifteen years and his busi
ness connections trust companies
manufacturing concerns real estate
deals an dother similar ventures
number scores He was honored a year
ago by election to the presidency of
the American Bankers association and
by its members was looked upon as a
leader in financial matters
In making his statement to the di
rectors of the bank Mr Bigelow said
he had become involved in speculation
several months ago This was on Wall
street More recentlv he had been a
persistent bull in the wheat market
and recent loss there had added to
heavy reverses on Wall street
Evident That He Will Not Proceed
Until Reinforced
TOKIO The movements of the
squadron commanded by Admiral Ro
jestvensky and the intentions of the
Russian commander continue to be the
subject of general interest and spec
The last Japanese reports are con
flicting and confusing They do not in
dicate definitely the purposes of Ro
jestvensky but it is evidently the in
tention of the Russian admiral to
await a junction with the division
commanded by Admiral Nebogatoff
which increases the probability of his
intention of giving Admiral Togo a
decisive battle
It is assumed that Kojestvensky
will bring all the ships and guns pos
sible into action if he intends to fight
decisively or that he will detach and
abandon his slow cumbersome and
useless ships if he intends to run tho
gauntlet to Vladivostok It is believed
that the location and date of the en
gagement will depend entirely on Ro
Russian Force Attacks Advanced
Cavalry Position Near Kaiyuan
TOKIC The following announce
ment was made tot ay
On April 24 a Russian force con
sisting of five battalions of infantry
sixteen squadrons of cavalry and one
battery of artillery in pressing our
advanced cavalry attacked them in
the vicinity of Kaiyuan Our Kaiyuan
force attacked the Russians in return
defeated and pursued them north to
Meinhauchieh Our casualties were
38 The enemy left about 200 dead on
the field
Two other Russian forces one con
sisting of six battalions of infantry
and sixteen squadrons of cavalry the
other of twelve squadrons of cavalry
and one battery of artillery attacked
Changtu and Siaotatzn respectively
but retreated north when the other
Russian force was defeated at Kai
Merger 3ill Is Vetoed
DENVER Governor McDonald on
Friday vetoed the railroad merger ex
pansion bill passed at the late session
of the leg suture the purpose of
which as represented was to enable
the Colorado Southern Railway
company to extend its lines to tho
Gulf of Mexico and in other directions
There has been a biter fight over this
measure between two factions of the
republican party and it was an im
portant factor in the gubernatorial
contest between Peabody and Adani3
last fall
Great Industrial Upheaval in Chi
CHICAGO With 3100 tcamstera
on strike with constant accessions be
ing made to their number and with
tho express determination of tho em
ployers association to take a firm
stand for the open shop and fight
tho teamsters union to a finish Chi
cago to all apearances stands on tho
eve of one of tho greatest industrial
upheavals in her history
There was rioting In various parts
of tho city Thursday despito tho
strong guards of pollco and tho num
ber of private detectives hired by tho
employers association to protect Its
wagons During the troubles threo
persons were seriously Injured two of
whom will probably die The Injured
Richard dimming pollco sergeant
run over by an omnibus driven by
John Ceresa a union driver Cum
mings will probably die Ceresa has
been arrested
Samuel Jackson a colored teamster
employed by the J V Farwell com
pany attacked by a mob numbering
200 He was badly beaten and his
head cut by a blow with a shovel
Mark Moran a district messenger
boy struck on ihe head by a board
thrown at non union teamsters from
a building at Van Iluren and La Salle
streets His condition is critical
The declaration made Thursday
night by tho members of the employ
ers association that they would
promptly discharge any teamsters
who refused to deliver goods or call
for them at the establishment of
Montgomery Ward Co brought out
the teamsters in many downtown mer
cantile houses during the day and tho
number it is said will be increased
largely by Friday morning
Strikes have boon declared against
twelve leading firms and 3100 team
sters have gone out In addition to
these firms the teamsters employed
by a number of smaller firms wero
called out late in the evening The
business agents of the teamsters
union declareu Thursday night that
by Friday they will call on striko
1000 truck drivers and thereby crip
ple to a large extent the entire trans
portation business in Chicago It was
declared also that drivers for grocery
houses which delivered goods to any
firm where a strike exists will bo or
dered to join in the lockout
While the labor leaders were in
conference delegates of the Chicago
Employers association the Commer
cial Exchange and representatives of
outside industrial organizations met at
the Union League club and declared
that they would fight to a finish for
the open shop in Chicago
Subscriptions were taken up during
the day to strengthen the Employers
Teaming company the weapon with
which tho teamsters union is to bo
actively fought and Thursday night
President Marie Morton of the com
pany who is a brother of Paul Mor
ton secretary of the navy had over
1000000 at his disposal and had
ample assurances from business men
that he could have as many times
that amount as was necessary
Federal Government Has No Authority
on Land Under Reclamation Act
WASHINGTON Assistant Attorney
General Campbell handed down a de
cision in which he holds that the In
terior department is without power
and cannot interfere in the traffic in
alcoholic beverages on lands tinder
government irrigation projects
throughout the country The decision
was handed down at the request of
the reclamation service which insists
that land under irrigation projects is
lining entered upon by bootleggers for
the sole purpose of selling spirituous
liquors to men engaged in reclamation
work The service claims that its
force is greatly demoralized by this
traffic Secretary Hitchcock promises
to call the attention of the state au
thorities to the matter This decision
immediaely affects the Mindakah pro
ject in Idaho where liquor men have
already established themselves
E S Benson Aopointed Auditor on
the Isthmus
WASHINGTON The executive
committee of the Panama Railway
company has decided to reduce the
rate charged for the transportation of
the employes of the isthmian canal
between New York and Colon from
25 to 20
Chairman Shonts has appointed T
S Benson general auditor of the is
thmian canal affairs and of the Pana
ma Railroad company Mr Benson is
a native of Massachusetts and com
menced his railroad career on the Chi
cago Burlington Quincy in 1871
He was for ten years auditor of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation com
pany but more recently has been sta
tioned at Houston Tex as auditor in
general charge of the accounts of the
Southern Pacific lines in Texas
Find Rich Placer Diggings
RAWLINS Wyo Miners arriving
from Baggs near the Wyoming-Colorado
line state that rich placer
ground has been found near Iron
Springs in Colorado Work has been
going on in a small way there for
more than a year but recently the
dirt became very rich L Calvert ono
of the men reporting the find recent
ly panned out sufficient gold to make
a nugget as large as a walnut in fif
teen minutes sluicing Dredges will
be placed at work and the owner3
think they have a bonanza