The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 28, 1904, Image 6

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r -.-.'"'- '. " -.. ....the tremendous apple crop of this
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--"-.: " " , .ously'.with" the wheat crop.
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V..- :". port-heiress get her Jewels before th
." '-,, V--. public than by being robbed of them?
' ' "Prof. Benbow successfully steered
'. -"his air ship for 500 yards at St Louis.
"''Burn's a thousand miles to Wash
. .-lngtop.
-." It" would suit Upton if the rules of
.. ' ' the game could be so amended that
" he could hate his British yacht built
:-. '-Ml .America.
An eminent sculptor declares the
human foot is growing smaller, but It
hi understood he never worked with
Chicago models.
The Brooklyn man who lived on
grass for six months seems to have
succeeded in reducing a meat diet to
its first principles.
If Sir Thomas Lipton is going to
rate with an American-built boat
manned by an American crew the cup
is indeed in danger.
Hans, the educated horse, proves to
be a fraud. Still he probably has
brains enough to know what to think
of his recent admirers.
It will take thirty yards ot ma
terial, the dressmakers say, to make
an autumn dress but they wont
bother Dr. Mary Walker.
An Ohio man has been arrested for
killing a book agent Possibly, how
vwr. the sheriff was new to his busi
ness and didn't know any better.
In order doubtless to dispel local
prejudice against tho practice, Bos
ton papers announce that a woman
103 years old "takes a daily bath."
What a helpless creature Is man!
A convention of dressmakers eays
that biff sleeves are to be in style
oace tnore and be cannot prevent it
Close on the heelfi of Mr. Hill's
promised retirement comes John !.
Sullivan's equally conclusive n
nouncement that he is "done with
The folly of the woman who mar
ries, a man In order to reform him is
exceeded only by the folly of the man
who' marries a woman in order to re
form her.
J. Pierpont Morgan has acquired a
reputation as a dog fancier. H cave
110,000 the other day for four beauti
ful collies. - His money now is going
to the dogs.
Experts In education aver tbat the
wonderful Berlin horse, Hans, "shows
real power ot mental concentration.
Hans must be related to some mules
we have known.
Maybe the reason why the Japanese
oldiers get 43 cents a month pay, In
stead of half a dollar, is tbat the Jap
anese war department doesnt do any
thing by halves.
Western civilization is permeating
China. In another generation it will
not be considered a disgrace for a
Chinese woman of high rank to stand
on A broad footing.
Sneaking about discipline, an edu
cational expert urges the school
teacher not to let bad boys know they
annoy her. Just smile joyously when
Che bent pin strikes home.
London Is getting giddy. The
daughter of the lord mayor has been
Jilted by an Egyptian official and
somebody exploded a bunch of fire
crackers in Westminster Abbey. .
John T. Rockefeller has given $100,
00 to the Young Women's Christian
Association of Cleveland. The mem
ers must resemble the biblical vir
gins who also had oil in their lamps.
Five American automobiles are
sold abroad for every one that is im
ported to this country. Which seems
to indicate that the automobile, be
sides having come to stay, has come
' to go.
Two Buffalo women fought with
' crow-bars for the possession of a
clothesline. The loser is about to
make business for the undertaker and
the winner is being sought by a vaud-
."eville manager.
An Alabama spellbinder got married
between trains while on his way to
deliver a speech In New York. It
.would have been better advertising if
he had had the ceremony on the plat
form right after his speech.
I." ; It's noble in those Menominee
-. : Slich.) girls who will wear on their
:'-.'J- " sUlt stockings mottoes in praise of
.-- the town. But, same of Venus!
-, ' . What .of the classical proportions of
,-s.v. ankles -so constructed as to afford
mdvertising spaces? New York
The palace of peace, for which An
drew Carnegie has provided funds, is
:o be"rected at Scheveningen. Any
ne who has ever tried to pronounce
that famous. name to the satisfaction
of. a listening Hollander will recog
nize the. need, of a palace of peace in
the neighborhood.
The secretary of the Panama canal
commission says that the work of
digging the canal will cot $145,000,-
000 and -will be completed in eight
years. Paste this up somewhere, and
.read it again in 1912.
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The Connecticut postmaster, draw
ing a salary of '$3 a week, who has re
signed his office because he has had
to get up at 5 o'clock every weekday
.morning, is a. perfect mystery to his
. farmer .neighbors, most of whom have
'. been- getting up before sunrise every
.. morning'in the year, some of them for
: less, than that, all through their lives.
', :Having at last secured the neces-
' nary .funds Commander Peary next
.'-year will make. another dash for the
pole.-'with -firm' confidence that the
" dash will not turn out to be a hyphen-
They Capture Several Important
PostsTheir Losses, However, Ac
cording to Russian Sources, Were
Unusually Severe.
CHE FOO As a result of the bat
tle before Port Arthur, which began
on September 19, the Japanese suc
ceeded in capturing several important
posts and Sunday the Russian tenure
of the big forts guarding the north,
northeast and northwest sides of the
town is seriously threatened.
Chinese information places the Jap-
mnese losses under 5,000 for the three
days' fighting, and this comparative
ly small casualty list is due to the
excessive care used by the Japanese
in making their preparations for the
advance. Russian sources, however,
claim to have information that the
Japanese losses were unusually se
vere, amounting to fully three times
the number mentioned above.
Possibly the most Important cap
ture during the three days' fighting
was that of Fort Kouropatkin, which,
while of minor value with regard to
preventing the entrance of the Japan
ese into the town, had been con
structed for the purpose of protecting
the source of the garrison's water
supply. The control of this water
supply is now in the hands of the
As was announced in these dis
patches on September 20, the battle
began before daybreak on September
19. At this hour the citizens of the
garrison of Port Arthur, after the en
joyment of weeks of comparative se
curity, awoke to the thunderous re
ports of artillery along the line ex
tending from the west of Its moun
tain to Rihulung and Kikwan moun
tains. This was but a preface to tho
assault, which was destined to result
in the capture of three new and im
portant Russian positions, together
with six small annoying forts lying
between Shushiyen and Rihulung
mountain. During the day and night
of the nineteenth and at noon of the
twentieth the bombardment continued
without cessation, and the many
shells falling from quarters which
previously had been silent made it ob
vious tbat the Japanese had at least
succeeded in mounting heavy guns in
new positions or in strengthening
their old positions. The infantry
fighting during this period was com
paratively trivial.
At noon on September 20 the Jap
anese right and center, the former
being to the west and the latter to
the east of the railroad, commenced
the advance. The troops made use of
the trenches and infrequent natural
cover that lay in their way. The
small forts to the south of Shushi
yen resisted this advance but briefly,
their garrisons not being strong nu
merically. Since the beginning of
the bombardment the artillery fire
from Fort Kouropatkin had been
growing steadily weaker and it hav
ing p-ofT" rrriarent that the had
been practically silenced the Japanese
assaulted the forts.
People Leave Church to Participate
in Lynching.
ATLANTA, Qa. A special to the
Constitution from Royston. Qa.. says:
John Ware, a negro, was lynched in
Frankling county for fatally shooting
Cy Daniel, a son of George Daniel of
Danielsville. Young Daniel and the
negro had some words over a trivial
matter. It is said the negro, becom
ing greatly enraged and swearing thai
no white man could run over him, drew
a pistol and shot Daniel, the bullet
inflicting s wound that will prove fa
tal. The news of the shooting qnick'y
spread and a crowd began gathering,
cany leaving church to join in the
search for the negro. Ware was cap
tured and while being hurried to
Carnesville by the sheriff was over
taken by the mob. He was taken
ftom the sheriff and hanged to a tree
An Electric Car Blown to Pieces by
MELROSE. Mass. An outward
bound electric car containing thirty
two persons was blown to pieces in
this city Wednesday night by strik
ing a fifty-pound box of dynamite tbat
had fallen off an express wagon. Six
persons were killed ontright. three
more died of their injuries within an
hour, and nineteen others on the car
were taken to the two hospitals Buf
fering from severe injuries. At least
a score of persons in the Immediate
vicinity of the explosion were hurt by
flying glass and splinters.
So great was the force of the ex
plosion that all bnt the ten feet of
the rear portion of the car was blown
into small pieces, while windows
within a radius of a quarter of a
mile were shattered.
Jealous of American Shipping.
LONDON The London Morning
Post in a strong editorai on the ship
ping question says that German energy
is conspicuous, but that there is even
greater need to keep a watchful eye
on the shipping of the United States.
The paper suggests with withdrawal
of the privilege of recovering, a free
dom to negotiate for reciprocal conces
sions and tlimks a revival of some of
the old navigation laws would be
easier now than If the step becomes
necessary in the face of greatly in
ceased rivalry.
Rear Admiral Gilmors Dies.
NEW YORK Rear Admiral Fer
nando P GUmore died here Sunday of
Bright's disease, which he contracted
duing active campaigning in the
Philippines and because of wheh he
was retired from actve duty two years
aso. He went abroad for his health last
summer and. with Mrs. Gilmore. re
mained at Alx-Les-Bains. While visit
ing Paris lately he became ill and It
was decided to return to the United
States. He arrived here on Wednesday
last Gilmore was born August 15, 1847.
In Memory of Chief Joseph.
LEWISTON, Idaho Indians from
all over the northwest have been sum
moned to gather at North Lapwai, on
the Nez Percez Indian reservation, in
order to celebrate with a feast and
war dance in memory ot their late
leader. Chief Joseph. At the same
time a successor will be chosen to
rule the tribe. Summons by mail
taad messenger have been sent to all
the wandering bands, including the
Nex Percez, Lapwals, Black Foot
Snokanes and Colvilles. Five thou-
will be invited.
Proceeds of Lands Deposited in Bank
Subject to Agent's Control..
WASHINGTON One of the most
drastic orders ever Issued' by the gov
ernment for the protection of the sev
eral Indian tribes against fraud and
robbery was promulgated Tuesday by
Acting Secretary of the Interior Ryan.
The order in question amends the
rules for the sale of inherited Indian
lands, so as to require that the pro
ceeds to be derived from their sale
shall be placed with the most con
venlent United States depository to
the credit of each heir in proper pro
portion, subject to the check of such
heirs or their recognized guardians,
for amounts not exceeding $10 to each
in any one month. Before being paid,
however, it will be necessary for
these checks to be approved by the
agent or other officer in charge. For
sums In excess of $10 per month the
money will be paid upon the approval
of the agent only when specifically
authorized so to do by the commis
sioner of Indian affairs.
Acting Secretory Ryan said that
heretofore the lands have been sold
to the highest bidder and the proceeds
paid directly to the Indians, with the
result that in many Instances the In
dians soon were divested of their
Addresses Arc Made by Prominent
Members of Service.
Peoria, HI. The announcement was
made at the weather convention of the
appointment of James H. Spencer, in
charge of the United States weather
exhibit at St. Louis and late of the
Lincoln, Neb., office, to take charge of
the station now building in this city.
The annual banquet was held at the
National hotel Thursday night Ad
dresses were made by Congressman
Joseph V. Graff, Prof. F. R. Stupart,
head of the weather bureau at Canada;
Captain George P. Blow, representing
the United States navy; Prof. Cleve
land Abbe of Washington. Dr. Fasig of
Baltimore, Prof. A. G. McAdle of San
Francisco, Mr. Curley of Chicago, rep
resenting a department of marine In
surance, and others.
A telegram of congratulations was
received from Secretary Wilson.
The forenoon was given up to an ad
dress and the ensuing discussion on
the topic, "Instructions and Research
by Weather Bureau Officials," by Prof.
Abbe of Washington.
Taken In Charge by Officers While
Going to Sagamore Hill.
OYSTER BAY, R. I. A man who is
regarded by the secret service officers
and by the authorities of Oyster Bay
as a dangerous crank was apprehend
ed here Tuesday. He is J. E. Reeves,
a medium szed, roughly attired man
about 40 years old. He was making
his way to Sagamore Hill when he
was arrested. He told Officer Tyree,
who apprehended him, that he wanted
to see the president on important
business. Believing from the man's
manner that he was Insane. Officer
Tyree took him before Justice Frank
lin for examination. To the justice
Reeves said that six years ago he
died In a New Jersey hospital and
went to heaven in an automobile.
While there he received an Important
message for President Roosevelt
which he was directed to deliver per
sonally. He refused to say what the
nature of the message was as he de
clared he could communicate to no
body but the president. The man was
held for examination as to his sanity.
Pa Rourke's Rangers Are Champions
of the Western League.
OMAHA Omaha has won the pen
nant of the Western league. This
proud achievement, accomplished by
a Gate City team for the first time
since 1889 was wrought by the most
remarkable spell of ball playing and
the finish was thrilling and spectacu
lar. The two games which Omaha
took from St Joseph at the Vinton
street grounds Sunday in the pres
ence of 8,000 fans were fast and bril
liant on the part of both teams a
splendid climax to the terrific gait
at which Pa Rourke's men have been
speeding during the closing heat of
the season, when they have won
eighteen out of nineteen games, push
ing from third to first place.
It is doubtful If in the history of
base ball any team ever surpassed
or equaled the record made by the
Omaha team during the last month
and a half. From the first of the sea
son the team has come up from last
place. The marvelous ball it has
been playing of late, taking first four
straight and then five straight from
the leaders Is what gave such excite
ment to the finish. p to the last
day three teams, Colorado Springs,
Denver and Omaha, had a chance for
the pennant It was a terrible strain,
but a glorious triumph.
A. B. Smith Has a Scheme.
ST. PAUL Assistant General Pas
senger Agent A. B. Smith of the
Northern Pacific railway suggests
that congress should convene early
in 1905 on a special train with every
representative of that body, for a tour
of the great west going out by south
ern lines, spending enough time In
the west to see and understand its
value, and return home over the
northern lines, with a broader grasp
of the needs of the entire country and
a more catholic idea of what can and
should be done for its development
Romain Did Not Tell Truth.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. Sheriff
Bell has concluded that the alleged
confession of Edward Romain, a pris
oner at Topeka, Kan., in which he
implicates union miners who former
ly lived in this district ia the Vindi
cator and Independence depot mur
ders, is entirely false. "I found
many discrepancies in Remain's
story," said Sheriff Bell, who has just
returned .from Topeka, "and many of
his statements were easily disproved.
He was in La Junta on the day of
the Independence depot explosion."
Falls From Balloon to Lake.
PITTSBURG, Kas. Mrs. George
Hendricks fell from a balloon into the
Rock Island- lake here and was
drowned before boats could reach her.
She made the ascent successfully, but
when she made the parachute leap the
parachute failed to work properly.
No Effort t Kill Pretender.
VENICE The report published in
the United States by a news agency
that an attempt had been made to
assassinate Don V. Carlos, the Span
ish pretender, to withoat foundation.
Within Eight Years the Ditch Will Be
Cut From Ocean to OceanHealth
of Men Engaged in the Work Is
CHICAGO John F. Wallace, chief
engineer of the isthmian canal com
mission, who is in direct charge of
the construction of the canal to be
built by the United States across the
isthmus of Panama, is at home for
two weeks after a busy summer in
the canal zone. Mr. Wallace will en
joy a brief vacation at his home and
will be in Washington on October 6,
when the bids are opened for machin
ery and material to be used on canal
construction. The bid3 were adver
tised for some time ago, and will
cover the expenditure of approximate
ly $1,000,000.
During his three months stay in
Panama Mr. Wallace covered the en
tire canal trip, ten miles wide and
forty-seven long, at least twenty times
and his observations were thorough.
He says that at present there are
about 1.500 men in the field of Pan
ama. Of this number about 500 are
in the sanitary department under Col
onel Georgas, who Is assisted by Ma
jor Ross, Colonel Legarde and Major
Carter. There are now at work six
divisions of engineer corps, each in
charge of a resident engineer, who
reports to Mr. Wallace as chief engi
neer. There are subordinates in each
engineer corps, such as assistant
clerks and superintendents, and the
rest of the men at work in connection
with the canal are laborers.
The engineering and clerical de
partments are almost entirely Ameri
canized and nearly every arriving
stoamer brings fresh additions from
the United States. Most of the com
mon laborers, as well as a few of
the skilled laborers, are English'
speaking negroes from Jamaica.
Mr. Wallace declares that the bad
name that Panama has had in the pop
ular mind is mostly due to the fact
hat until lately the heterogenoutl
population has paid bnt little atten
tion to the ordinary laws of health.
He says that most of the men who
now bold responsible positions in con
nection with canal work are sober,
Industrious and ambitious and that
many of them are college bred men.
They find health conditions in Pan
ama excellent and sickness anion?
them bears but a small per cent to
the total number of men now on the
The sanitary corps has paid special
attention toward stamping out malaria
and yellow fever. Of all the men at
work on the canal this summer, only
two died of yellow fever and only
one of those was an employe of tho
government It has been learned that
one kind of mosquito, which bites
only at nights, carries malaria fever,
while another kind, which bites only
in the day time, carries yellow fever.
It has also been learned that it is the
female only which bites, blood that
the creature sucks being not for food,
but for fecundation. It will take
about eight years to complete the
Colorado Mine Owners Formulate a'
LEADVILLE Colo. The Leadville
District Mining association, which
takes in every mine manager in the
district, has decided to issue working
cads for the purpose of carrying on the
fight against the Western Federation
of Miners.
Notices will be posted at every mine
In the camp to the effect that no per
son will be employed who shall not
have deposited wth the timekeeper his
card of rcommendation from the
miners' association. An office will be
opened In the city, wtiere the cards
will be issued. Every applicant will
be required to sign a statement that
he is not a member of the federation
or any order controlled thereby. If he
is a member of the federation he will
be required to renounce his allegiance
to it. The mine owners here believe
that the federation is seeking to secure
a foothold in Leadville. a large num
ber of Cripple Creek miners having
come here since the trouble in that
France and the Vatican.
ROME The Vatican has sent to
Paris a special courier with docu
ments said to concern possible nego
tiations for a Franco-Vatican reap
proachement which, although very
difficult to arrange, is not considered
impossible, as. according to informa
tion received by the holy see, Presi
dent Loufcet, Foreign Minister Del
casse. Minister of Public Instruction
Chaumie. Minister of Finance Bouvier
and Minister of Public Works Maru
ejouis are in favor of such an under
standing. Respect the "Holy City."
MUKDEN The halt in active op
erations around Mukden is believed
to be due not only to the fatigue of
the Japanese troops and the slowness
in getting up necessary additional
supplies, but to a distinct understand
ing between the Chinese and Japan
that there shall be no bloodshed near
the "Holy City," where the Chinese
emperors are buried. It is said, how
ever, that there will be fighting north
or northeast of Mukden, possibly on
a larger scale even that at Liao Yang.
A clash is soon expected.
Illinois Central Earnings.
CHICAGO The annual report of
the directors of the Illinois Central
railroad for the year ending June 30,
1904, shows an increase in gross earn
ings of 3.64 per cent over that of a
year ago. On the other hand the op
erating expenses during the past
year show an increase of $2,957,307
over that of a year ago, making a de
crease in net earnings of $1,393,668
This amount was due, it is said, tc
the prolonged and intense cold of last
winter and to the increased cost ol
Abandons Electric Line Plan.
BOSTON. Mass. The New York
New Haven ft Hartford railroad i?
dismantling its third rail electric line
between Nantasket Junction and
Braintree, and the announcement it
made that the electrical equipment
and the operation of its suburban
lines will not be undertaken until the
Invention of new appliances or the
perfection of those existing makes
such a step more feasible. During the
last few years tens of thousand of
Boston's suburbanites have been ex
pecting electrical transit
The Ward of
A Romance of the
By 0TTH.IE A. LIUENCMNTZ, swttf tt Th TfciaH tf LW the Lmckt .
Copyright, 1803, by A.
'In the longest of the oval spaces a
group of maidens and warriors were
gathered to watch the wonderful flower
faced woman play at quoits under the
instruction of a noble tutor. Sebert
paid her the tribute of a quickly drawn
breath, even as he took his eyes from
her to scan the butterfly pages who
ran to and fro, recovering the gilded
rings. In all the picture there was but
one figure crowned with such raven
locks as had distinguished Fridtjof
the Bold, and that figure belonged to a
girl standing directly opposite by the
mossy curb of the old well, which,
guarded by a circle of carefully tend
ed trees, rose like an altar in the
center of the inclosure.
Something about her, while it was
entirely strange, was yet so absurdly
familiar. Now she looked up to an
swer some jesting words, and the man
in the passage saw her smile and
shake back her clustering curls with
a gesture so familiar ... so familiar.
Rothgar's gloating eyes detected
light breaking in his victim's face,
ncredulity, amazement, consternation;
and he began to jeer under bis breath.
"A great joy is this that you see your
Fridtjof again! Why do you not go in
boldly and rescue him? Does he not
Jook to be in need of your help?" To
stifle his laughter, he muffled his head
jn his cloak and leaned, shaking,
against the wall.
Flushing a deeper and deeper red,
the Lord of Ivarsdale stared at the
smiling maiden. Just so, a hundred
times, she had lifted her sparkling face
toward him, and be fool that he was!
where had been his eyes? Turning,
he forced a laugh between his teeth.
"I do not deny you the right to bo
amused. You speak truly that she
needs no help from me. I will hinder
you no longer."
Rothgar leaped forward to bar the
passage, and the mantle that fell from
"The man in the passage saw her smile."
Ms face showed no laughter of mouth
or eyes. "I have not as yet spoken
harm, but It Is not sure that I do not
mean it." he said. It is not allowed
me to take revenge on her for her
treachery, but I think I need not spare
you, as you got the profit of her false
The Etheling's sword was out while
the other was still speaking. "By
Saint Mary, do you imagine that I
am fearful of you. Never in my life
was I more thirsty for fighting."
But Rothgar pushed the blade aside
with his naked palm. "Not here,
where she could come between. Be
sides, the king wants a thrust at you
first Nor have you yet greeted Ran
dalin, Frode's daughter."
On the verge of an angry retort, Se
bert paused to regard him, a suspicion
darting spark-life through his mind.
Did the Jotun's words smack of jeal
ousy? It was true that it needed not
that to explain their bitterness, and
yd What more natural than that
the king's foster-brother should love
the king's ward? If it was so, it was
small wonder the girl had said that he
would slay her when he discovered
her unfaithfulness. Unfaithfulness!
Sebert started. Had she not in that
very word acknowledged a bond. Not
only did ho love her, but she must
have returned his affections. The
spark of suspicion flared into a flame.
The young noble's lips curled as he
glanced at the warrior beside him, at
the coarse face under the unkempt
locks, at the huge body in its trap
pings of stained gaudiness. Involun
tarily, he looked again at the group
by the well. She was very winsome
in her smiling, and the graceful nnes
of her trailing robes, their delicacy
and soft richness, threw about her all
the glamour of rank and state. He
clenched his hands at the thought of
such treasures thrown down for brutal
feet to trample on; and his heart grew
hot with anger against her, anger and
scorn that were almost loathing, that
she who looked so fine should be so
poor, so But he did not finish his
thought, for on its heels came another,
a recollection that stayed his anger
and changed his scorn to compunction.
However dear Rothgar might have
been to her, he could be dear no
longer, or she would never have be
trayed his trust and dared his hate
to save Ivarsdale Tower and its mas
ter. Meanwhile, the son of Lodbrok had
been drawing heavily on his scant
stock of patience. Suddenly, he ran
out completely. Seizing the Etheling
by the shoulders, before he could raise
finger in resistance, he thrust him
through the open doorway into the
garden, a target for every startled
glance. After which, he himself
stalked grimly on to await him at the
city gate.
How the Lord of Ivarsdale Paid His
A moment, it was to Randslin,
Frode's daughter, as if the heavens
had let fall a star at her feet. Then
her wonder changed to exultation, as
she realized that it was not chance
but because of her bidding that the
man she loved stood before her. Glory
ing in his deed, she stook shining sun
like upon him until the red cloaks of
the advancing warriors came between
like scarlet clouds.
"Who are you?" "What is your er
rand?" "How came you here." she
heard them demand. "You are an
English spy!" "Seize him!" "Bind
The scarlet cloaks drew together In
o a swaying mass; a dozen blades glit
King Canute
Danish. Cenquest.
tercd in tho sun. With a gasp, she
came out of her trance to catch the
royal mantle.
"Lord King, you promised to give
him safety!"
The seriousness which had dark
ened Canute's face at the Intrusion
vanished off it as breath-mist off a
mirror. "Is it only your Englishman?"
he asked, between a laugh and a
She grudged the time the words
took. "Yes, yes! Pray be quick as
you can!"
He did not seem bitten by her haste,
but he took a step forward, clanging
his gold-bound scabbard against the
stone well-curbing to make himself
heard. "Unhand the Lord of Ivars
dale, my chiefs," he ordered. "We
will accept your greeting now, Eng
lishman, even though you have been
hindered ic the giving of it," he said
Standing there, watching the young
noble advance, it seemed to Randalin
that there was not room between her
heart-beats for her breathing. How
soon would he look up and know her?
How would his face change when he
did? Presently it occurred to her to
suspect tbat he had already recog
nized her perhaps from the doorway
and in her rush of relief at the idea
of the shock being over, she found
even an Impulse of playfulness. Bor
rowing one of Elfglva's graces, she
swept back her rustling draperies in
a ceremonious courtesy before him.
Again he bent in his bow of stiff
embarrassment; but he did not meet
her glance even then, returning his
gaze, soldier-like, to the king.
The awkwardness of the pause
seemed to afford Canute a kind of
mischievous amusement, for all the
courtesy in which he veiled It. His
voice was almost too cheerful as he ad
dressed the Etheling. "Now as always
it can be told about my men that thej
stretch out their hands to greet strang-
er.." he said, "but I ask you not to
judge all Danish hospitality from this
reception. Lord Ivarsdale. Since
Frode's daughter has told me who you
are, I take it for granted that iuey
wero wrong, and that you came hers
with no worse intention than to obey
her invitation."
His glance sharpened a little as be
pronounced those last words, and the
girl's bands clasped each other more
lightly as she perceived the snare In
the phrase. If the Etheling should
answer unheedingly or obscurely, so
that it should not be made quite clear
to the king ,
But it appeared that the Etheling
was equally anxious that Canute
should not believe him the lover of
Frode's daughter. His reply was dis
tinct to bluntness: "Part of your
guess is as wrong as part of it is
right, king of the Danes. Certainly I
came here with no thought of evil
toward you, but neither had I any
thought soever of the Lady Randalin.
of whose existence I was ignorant I
answered the call of Fridtjof Frodes
son, to whom I owe and I pay all the
service which lies in my power as it
is likely you know."
A while Canute's keen eyes weighed
him; then their sky was cleared of the
last cloud. The best expression of
which his brilliant face was capable
was on it as he turned and held out
his hand to the girl beside him.
"Shall we pledge our friendship
anew, Frode's daughter." was all he
said; but she knew from his look that
he had taken her under his shield for
all time to come. For an instant, as
she yielded her trembling fingers to
his palm, her groping spirit turned and
clung to him, craving his sympathy.
It seemed that he divined the ap
peal, for with the hand that pressed
her he drew her forward a step. "Is
it not your wish to speak to the Lord
of Iv&tsdale yourself and thank him
for keeping his troth with Fridtjof?"
he said kindly; and without waiting
for an answer, moved away and joined
a group of those who bad been his
companions before the interruption.
'At last she stood face to face with
tne man she loved, face to face, and
alone. And still he neither spoke to
her nor looked at her! So strange
and terrible was it all that it gave
her resolution to speak and end it Her
Viking blood could not color her
cbeecks, but her Viking courage found
her a whisper in which to offer her
plea for the "sun-browned boy-bred
"You need not think that I did it
willingly, lord. Very roughly has for
tune handled me. The reason I first
came into camp-life was that I trusted
some one too much, knowing no more
of the world than my father's house.
And after the bonds were laid on me,
it was not easy to rule matters. The
helplessness of a woman is before the
eyes of all people "
His words broke through hers: "No
more, I beseech you!" His voice was
broken and unsteady as she had never
known it "Who am I that I should
blame you? Do not think me so so
despisable! If unknowingly I have
done you any wrong when I owe
you" He paused and she guessed
that it had swept over him afresh how
much he did owe her. Perhaps also
how much he had promised to pay?
At last he turned and came a step
nearer her, courtly and noble as he
had always been. "I owe to you every
thing I have, even life itself," he said,
"and I offer them all In payment of
the debt. May I ask the king to give
you to me for my wife?"
In Its infinite gentleness, bis voice
was almost tender. For as long as the
nice between one breath and the next,
her spirit leafed p and stretched owl
its arm to its Joy; bnt she stayed Roa
the theshold of utterance to leak rear,
fully Into' his face, whose every shade
was open to her as the day.' Looking
into. his eyes, she knew that It was
np more than pity. He guessed that
she loved him and he pitied her; but
he could 'not fbralve her unmaldeall
ness, he could not love her.
(To. be continued:)
Coal, Nitrate and -Copper Abound In
South American Country. :
The famous coal mines of Lota and
Coronel have an annual yield of 1,000,
000 tons and employ 9.000 laborers.
This not only supplies Chile's needs,
but also coals nearly all the Euro
pean steamers touching the borders.
The coal Is what 'is termed "soft."
but It is of good quality. The coun
try imports some hard coal.
The most Important mineral Indus
try is, of -course, the nitrate of soda.
Chile at present has over 100 nitrate
works. The crude material (called
caliche), is found under a conglomer
ate in beds varying from a few inches
to twelve feet in thickness. The pro
cess of extraction is one of leeching
and refining by crystallization. About
1.400,000 metric tons of 2,204 pounds
each are annually produced, estimated
to be worth $54,000,000 in Europe.
About four-fifths of all the nitrate
exported goes to England and the
continent. Great Britain alone taking
onetnird and Germany a little less.
A large amount of British capital !s
invested in the nitrate fields, six
teen of the largest companies alone
representing a capitalization of more
than $40,000,000. The Chilean gov
ernment exacts a duty of $11.52 a
ton on all nitrate exported.
In metal mining copper comes first
both as to present output and, further
opportunity. The country needs mod
ern metallurgical processes and
knowledge of sucessful methods of
handling low-grade ores. The present
production is 30,000 tons of copper
annually. Manganese is also an im
portant industry. Silver, once very
highly profitable, has declined; 74.000
kilograms of silver were exported In
1900. Promising gold deposits exist,
especially in southern Chile; $30,000.
000 in gold, gold oreg and matte, havje
been exported in the past ten years
Engineering Magazine.
Pleasant Sounds Produced by the Ac
tion of the Wind.
As tho visitors passed through the
botanical gardens, a flutelike whistle
made' itself heard a sweet and pleas
ant sound that rose and fell as the
wind rose and fell.
"What Is that whistling." tho visit
ors said.
The head forester, laughing, an
swered :
"That is our whistling tree playing
an obligato in your honor. Come this
way, and I'll show It to you."
The tree stood in the sun. The
breeze rocked its branches, and a
clear chorus, as of flutes, arose.
"Well." murmured a man, "this Is
almost uncanny."
"The tree." said the forester,
"comes from the Soudan. You per
ceive the pods on the branches' ends?
Well, it is these pods that do the
whistling. They are hollow, and
holes, caused by the wind or by in
sects, perforate them. Thus they art
musical instruments penny whistles
Blown through by the breeze they
give forth a flutelike sound."
The south wind bent the tree almost
to the ground, and the music wa
shaken forth loud and sweet.
"Strange, Isn't; it?" said the forester,
and be added:
"The tree does well In this climate
It may become popular here. But II
would never do to have it near the
house, for on windy nights it woulo
keep the folks awake."
Huge Anchor of Stone Is Erected Out
side the Walls of Ping-Yang.
Ping-Yang is In the shape of a ship,
and the huge anchor of stone is erect
ed outside the walls. The Coreans
hav a superstition that If a wel!
should be dug within the city the
ship would sink, hence all the watei
used is carried for a long distance,
and the water coolla Is one of th
sights of this quaint, interesting old
place. Not so very long ago the water
was carried In picturesque stone jars,
but since that enterprising American
concern, the Standard Oil company,
has Introduced Its oil into even tM
most obscure localities, the jars have
been abolished, and the places taken
by those ugly modern Inventions ot
tin with the addition of wooden
Ping-Yang Is situated on a hilltop,
with a view for miles of the surround
ing country. At one end Is the sacred
grove of Kitza; it is thickly wooded,,
and has a temple and several mon-i
ments dedicated to his memory. Here
sacrifices continue to be offered to hit
spirit. The spot is kept so sacred by
both Corean and Chinese that during
the Chino-Japanese war in 1894 the
defeat of the former is said to have
been due to the fact that they allowed
no tree to be felled on this ground,
thus allowing the Japanese to effect
an entrance unpercelved. Helen
Strove Meserve in Harper's Weekly.
A Divided Allegiance.
The mother of a young girl recently
secured a divorce from her husband
and married another man, the terms
of the decree providing tbat the
daughter spend half her time with her
father (who had also remarried) and
half with her mother. Meeting a
friend of her family after returning
from a visit to one of her remarried
parents, the little girl was asked "how I
she spent her time nowadays.
"Well." she replied. "I spend a
month visiting my father and my
mother: then the next month I go on
a visit to my mother and my father."
Harper's Weekly.
Wanted to See the Work.
Dr. Beckwith. whose hobby 13 the
Atlantic City beach patrol, and who
is in personal charge of that large
corps of life savers, was visited In his
hospital tent on the beach by an old
Cincinnati friend and his seven-year-old
daughter. With great enthusiasm
the doctor explained his various meth
ods of reviving persons dragged from
the water. The little girl listened
with wondering eyes. When the doc
tor stopped she fairly gasped:
"Oh. papa. I wish somebody would
get drown-ded!" New York Times.
Something Just as Good.
Justice of the Peace Now, little
girl, you are about to take oath. Do
you know what an oath Is?
Little Susie Slumm Yes. yeronner;
but maw says them ain't for wimmen
folks. But I kin say what maw said
th' time she scalded 'er foot, if yer
wants roe to.
f-Bach. Give Out. Under the
" n i Burden 'ef Dally iTefl. v : T."?..
Lieut George fO.. Warren;" of No. S
CheaUcaL Washlagtoa. D. C aeys:
"If a an hoaest fact that Doan'tKieV
My PlUs did treat lot of good;
-and if It. were tot"
true I weeldjaof
recommend tfcenu
It was the strata
of Uftiatrtaat
brought on .kid
ney trouble, mat
weakened but
back, but since '
msiag Doan's Kidr:
.aey Pills I have
lifted six hundred, pounds' and felt ao
bad effects. I have not felt .the troe.-'
ble come- back since, although I had ,
suffered for five-or Six ysars, and
other remedies had. not helped 'ste at,
For sale by all dealers. -.Price CO
cents. Fostar-Milhurm Co., ' Baffalo.
Labor to keep alive In -your' breast
that little spark of-celestial fire con
science. George Washington.
How's This?
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ue ef Cattfrik Uut caaaot b vn4 kr MaU'a
Catarrh Cuf.
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arable la aU bnataie
Tear, aac nmk iu wrncuy ftoa-
rafel 1b aU bnatavM tiwaaacUoaa aa4 SaaaetaUf
abla to car oat aav oalfatluaa aie t alal
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Haifa Cats tt Car ia takta tetawaUy. acftae
eirectly upun tbe Mog4 aad aiaeoaa mrfaceeof Oja
ytteiu. TwtUa oatala aaat free. Mua TS casta Ht
bouie. Sold by all Draaxiata.
Take IlaU'a Family pilU for coMttpaUam.
The Marriage Partnership.
Marriage is a partnership, and as
one partner in a business house is
not grateful to the other partner for
paying him bis portion, so a wife
snould not be expected to be grateful
to her husband. And If she hasa right
to her money she has & right to her
own life, which is the gift of God -Everybody's
Brunettes Before Blondes.
"The majority of city men choose a
dark girl as typewriter in preference
to a fair ono,' said the manager of a
typist employment bureau. "They ap
parently think the brunette more ener
getic and business-like."
Millions In Melons.
Thirty million dollars have been
paid by the Bast to Colorado melon
growers in the Arkansas valloy dis
trict since the discovery of the famous
Rocky ord cantaloupes.
Golf Good Woman's Game.
Golf is an excellent game for wont
en. as the maximum of pleasure and
exercise is to be obtained with the
minimum of labor.
Lesson For Women.
' Jersey Shore, Pa., 8ept 26 (Special)
"Dodd's Kidney Pills have- done
worlds of good for me." That's what
Mrs. C. B. Earnest of this place ha
to say of the Great American Kidney
"I was laid up sick." Mrs. Sanest
continues, "and had not been '.but of
bed for live weeks. Then I began to
use Dodd's Kidney Pills aad now I ass
so I can work and go to toun without
suffering any. I would not be with
out Dodd's Kidney Pills. I have good
reason to praise them everywhere."
Women who suffer should learn a
lessoa from this, and that lesson Is,
"cure the kidneys with Dodd's Kidney
Pills and your suffering will cease.'
Woman's health depends almost en
tirely on her kidneys. Dodd's Kidney
Pills have never yet failed te mak
healthy kidneys.
If you have built castles In the air.
your work need not be lost. That is
where they should be; but put foun
dations under them. Thoreau.
Every housekeeper sliould kaov
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because it
never sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 oz. one full
pound while all other Cold Water
Starches are put up In -pound pack
ages, and the price is the same. 10
cents. Then again because Defiance
Starch Is free from all Injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you
a 12-oz. package ft Is because he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dispose of before he puts in Defiance.
Ho knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let
ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand
Defiance and save much time and
monoy and the annoyance of the rroa
sticking. Defiance sever sticks.
Peat in Sweden.
The total quantity of peat la Swed
en is estimated to equal a. supply for
two centuries of the present coal iav
port to that country.
Horn Visiters' Escurslen Ticket fa
Indiana and Ohio.
Via The Northwestern Line,
will be sold at very low rates on four
Tuesdays. Sept. 13th, 20th and 27th.
snd Oct 11th, limited to return within
30 days from date of sale.
For particulars as to lerritory to
which excursion tickets may be old.
etc., apply
City Offices. 140M40J Farnaai Bt,
Omaha, Neb.
Fastest Train in Euroee.
The fastest train on the European
sonttnent Is one from Paris to Saint
Quentln. which averages a little more
than fifty-nine miles an hour.
Very Lew Bates to St PsuMdlnn-
Via The Northwestern Line.
Excursion tickets will be sold at
one fare plus 50 cents on 8ept 28th,
29th and 30th. with favorable return
limits, on account of Gideons' conven
tion. City Offices, 1401-1405 Faraaai St,
Omaha, Neb.
Failure is only endeavor temporarily
off the track. How foolish It would'
be to abandon It In the ditch.
The Best Results In Starching .
can be obtained only by using- be-
fiance Starch. neHldes getting 4 oz
more for tne same money no cooking
All knoweldge is vain that tends not
to the praetlce of some duty. Bishop
Thomas Wilson.
Important to Metfcef.
famine carefully arery bottle of CASTOKrA. .
aaafaand mv NSMtij tor fasta aad efelMfee,
aad aae that It
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son why martial law lg so often pro
claimed in tho South American repuh-.
licse is that it suspends the paysssat' -.
of debts. ' -
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