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ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS, PRINCETON AND SANDSTONE. GOING EAST Ex Sun 6 00a 6 50 a 7 35a 7 53 a 6 35a 8 59a 0 40 a 10 05 a GOING WKST Le Sandstone Mora Milaca PRINCET ON Ar ElkRrver Le, Anoka Ar Minneapolis Ar St Paul Le St Paul Ar Minneapolis Le Anoka Ar ElkRner Le PRINCET ON Milaca Mora Sandstone 4 45 5 10pm 535pm 6 10 6 53 7 20 754pm 9 10pm ST CLOUD TRAINS. GOING WEST Le Milaca Bridgeman St Cloud Ar 9 40a 9 46a 10 45 a GOING EAST Le St Cloud Bridgeman Ar Milaca These trains connect at St Cloud -with trains Nos 1 and 3 3 25pm 4 23p 4 35 WAY FREIGHT. GOIJ.G BAST Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 11 io a 12 25 230pm 4 10 Milaca PRINCET ON Elk River Ar Anoka GOING WEST Monday Wednesday & Friday Le Anoka Elk River PRINCET ON Ar Milaca 9 40a 10 30 a 12 35 2 00p MILLE LACS COUNTY. 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M. Regular communications, 2d and 4th Wednesday of each month A A CASWELL W W CORDINER Sec'y PRINCETON LQDGE, NO. 93, K. of P. Regular meetings e\ery Tuesday eve ning at 8 clock A CASWE IL W VANWORM ER & S CAL.LA TEMPLE, NO. 3 Ratlibone Sisters, of Princeton. Regular meetings 1st nd 3rd Thursday evenings ol each month at 7 30 in hall LO LA IESMER, E LORETTA HOWARD of & K. O. T. M., Tent No 17 Regular meetings every Thurs day evening at 8 clock, the Maccabee hall HEN RY LIND Com N NELSON "K Hebron Encampment. No. 42,1.0 O.P. Meetings, 2nd and 4th Mondays at 8 o'clock SAUSSER W SPATJLDING, S W Jos CRAIG Scribe PRINCETON LODGE NO. 208,1. O. O. P. Regular meetings every Friday evening at 7 30 clock W BIDWELL, N LEON WHEELER, Sec PRINCETON CAMP, M. W. A., No. 4032. Regular meeting every fourth Thursday even ing of each month, at 8 00, in the hall over post office Visiting members cordially invited E WHITE A SMIT H, Clerk ESPEY LODGE, No. 193, A. O. U. W. Regular meetings every first and third Monday even ings of each month in the hall over postofflce E SOUTHARD, W CUTLER, Rec Danger of Colds and La Grippe. The greatest danger from colds and la gi ippe is their resulting in pneumo nia If reasonable care is used, howev er, and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy taken, all danger will be avoided Among the tens of thousands who have used this remedy for these diseases we have yet to learn of a single case hav ing resulted in pneumonia, which shows conclusively that it is a certain preventive of that dangerous maladv. It will cure a cold or an attack of la grippe in less time than any other treatment. It is pleasant and safe to take. Fpr sale by Princeton Drug Co. CHAPTER XXContinued "And Gretchen sent me a letter once," I went on. "Ah, what indiscretion!" "It began with 'I love you' and end ed with that sentence. I have worn _the writing away with my kisses." "How some men waste their ener- gies!" "Your highness," said I, putting the rose back into my pocket, "did Gret chen ever tell you how she fought a duel for me because her life was less to her than mine?" The Princess Hildegarde's smile stiff ened, and her eyes closed for the brief est In&tant "Ah, shall I e^er forget that night1" said I "I held her to my heait and kissed her on the lips. I was supreme ly happj Your highness has never known what a thing of joy it is to kiss the one you love It is- one of those things which are denied to people who have their destinies mapped out by hu man hands." The piincess opened her fan and hid her lips "And do you know," I continued, "when Gretchen went away I had a wondeiful dream?" "A dream? What was it?" The fan was waving to and fro. "I dreamed that a princess came in Gretchen's place, and she threw her arms around my neck and kissed me of her own free will." "And what did she say, herr?" Cer tainly the voice was growing more like Gretchen's. I hesitated. To tell her what the dream princess had said would un do all I had thus far accomplished. Which was too little' "It will not interest your highness," said I. "Tell me what she said. I command it!" And now I was sure that there was a falter in her voice. "She saidshe said that she loted me" "Continue." "And that as she was a princess and and honor bound it could never be." I had to say it "That is it that is it. It could never be. Gietchen is no moie. The prin cess who you say came to you in a dream was then but a woman" "Aye, and such a woman!" I inter rupted "As God hears me I would give ten years of my life to hold her again in my -arms, to kiss her lips, to hear her say that she loved me. But, pardon me, what were you going to say?" "Your dream princess was but-a wo man Ah, well, this is Tuesday! Thuis day at noon she will wed the prmce. It is wntten." "The devil!" I let slip. I was at the start again. "Sir, you do bim injustice." "Who, the prince?" savagely. "No, thethe devil!" She had fully recovered, and I had no weapon left. "Gretchen, did you leally ever love me?" Theie was no answer. "No I did not believe you did, If you had loved me, what to you would have been a king, a prince, a princi pality? If you broke that promise, who would be wronged? Not the king, not the prince." "No, I should not have wronged them, but," said the princess, rising, "I should have wronged my people, whom 1 have sworn to protect I shouM have wronged iny own sense of honor, I should have broken those ties which I have sworn to hold dear and precious as my life I should have forsaken a sacred drfty for something I was not sure ofa man's love!" "Gretchen!" "Am I cruel? Look!" Phyllis stood at the other end of the conservatory. "Does not there recur to you some oth er woman you have loved? You start. Come was not your love for Gretchen pique? Who is she who thus mirrors my own likeness? Whoever she Is she loves you. Let us return. I shall be missed." It was not the woman, but the princess, who spoke. "You are breaking two hearts!" I cried, my voice full of disappointment, passion and anger. "Two? Perhaps, but yours will not be counted." "You are" "Pray do not lose your temper," icily. And she swept toward the entrance. I had lost. As the princess drew near to Phyllis the brown eyes of the one met the.possibility blue green eyes of the other. There was almost an exclamation on Phyllis' lips: there was almost a anestion on Gretchen's? tjoth paled. Phyllis un derstood, bui Gretchen did not, why the impulse fo speak came. Then the brown eyes of Phyllis turned their pen etrating gaze to my own eyes, which I was compelled to shift." I bowed, and the pnnoess and I passed on. By the grand staircase we ran into the prince. His face wore a dissatis fied air. "I was looking for your highness," he said to Gretchen. "Your carriage is at the curb. Permit me to assist you Ah, yes," in English, "it is Herr Win throp! I regret that the Interview of tomorrow willjmve to be postponed till Monday.^ "Any time," said I, watching Gt3t Chen, whose eyes widened, "will be agreeable to me." Gretchen made as though to speak, but the prince anticipated her. "It is merely a little discussion, your highness," he said, "which Herr Wln throp and I left unfinished earlier in the evening. Gogd night." On the way to the cloakroom it kept running through my mind that-'I had lost. Thursday? She said Thursday was the day of her wedding. It would be an evil day for me. Pembroke was in the cloakroom. "Going?" he asked. "Yes." "Well, let us go together. Where shall it be, Egypt or the steppes of Si beria?" "Home first." said I. "Then we shall decide." 'One more unfortunate. Make no deep scrutiny!'" he quoted "Jack, "As for me, I shall go back to elephants and tigers It's safe." she wouldn't think of it, not for a moment Perhaps I was a trifle too soon. Yes, she is a princess, indeed. As for me, I shall go back to elephants and tigers It's safe." 'The Bridge of Sighs,' said I. "Let us cross it for good and all" "And let it now read 'Sighs Abridg- ed.' What do you say to this proposi tion, the north, the bears and the wolves? I've a friend who owns a shooting box a few miles across the border. There's bears and gray wolves galoie. Eh?" "I must get back to work," said I, but half heartedly. "To the devil with your work! Throw it over. You've got money. Your book is gaining you fame. What's a hundred dollars a week to you and jumping from one end of the continent to the other with only an hour's no- tice?" "I'll sleep on it." "Good. I'll go to bed now, and you can have the hearth and the tobacco to yourself." "Good night," said I. Yes, I wanted to be alone. But I did not smoke. I sat and stared into the flickering flames in the grate. I had lost Gretchen To hold a woman in your aims, the woman \ou loye, to kiss her lips and then to lose her! Oh, I^new that she loved me, but she was a princess, and her word was given, and it could not be! The wind sang mournfully over the sills of the win dow '"thick snow whitened the panes there was a humming in the chimneys. She was jealous of Phyllis. That was why I knew that she loved me. And the subtle change In Phyllis' demeanor toward me what did it signify? Gret chen was to be married Thursday be cause there were no proofs that Phyllis was her sister. What if Gretchen had, beea Phyllis and Phyllis had been Gretchen. Heigho! I threw some more coal on the fire. The candle sank in the socket. There are some things we men cannot understandthe sea, the heavens and woman. Suddenly I brought both hands down on my knees. The innkeeper! The innkeeper! He knew! In a moment I was rummaging through the stack of time tables. The next south bound train left at 3:20. I looked at the clock 2:20. My ilress suit began to fly around on various chairs.1 Yes how simple it was! The Innkeeper knew. He had known It all these years. I threw my white cravat on to the table and picked up the most convenient tie. In ten minutes from the time the idea cam jo me I was completely dressed in traveling gar ments. I had a day and a half. It would take 20 liours to fetch the inn keeper. I refused to entertain the of not finding him at the inn. I swore to heaven that the nup tials of the Princess hildegarde of Hohenphalia and the Prince Ernst of Wortumborg should not be celebrated at noon Thursday. I went into the bedroom. "Pembroke." "What is it?' came drowsily. "I am going on a journey." "One of those cursed orders you get every other day?" he asked. "No. It's one on my own account this time. I shall be back in 24 hours. Goodby." My brow was damp my hands trembled like an exceed woman's. Should I win? I4iad a broken cigar in my pockety I flit the preserved end at the top of the feeble carriage lamp. I had the compartment alone. Sleep! Not Who^conja^^^jg iien the *_ til s35&* ar wheels and^he rattling window* ept saying: "The innkeeper knewsH^ ?ne innkeeper knoWsJIL Every stop Was a heartache. Ab, those eight hours Were eight separate centuries to me! I looked careworn and -haggard enough the next morning when I stepped on the station platform. I wanted noth ing to eat, not even ajiup of coffee to drink.-' "5^-. "r _^~ To find conveyance to the Inn was not an easy task No one^wanted to take the drive. Finally I secured a horse. There was no ""haggling over the price. And soon I was loping through the snowdrifts In the direction of the old inn. The snow whirled and eddied over the stubble fields, the Winds sang past my ears, the trees creaked, and the river flowed on, black and sluggish. It was a dreary scene. It was bitter cold, but I had no mind for that. On, on I went. Two miles Were left in the rear. The horse was beginning to breathe hard. Sometimes the snow was up,to his knees/ What if the old, man ras not there? The blood sank upon my heart. Once the horse struck a slippery place and near ly fell, but I caught him in time. I could now see the inn, perhaps a mile away, through the leafless trees. It looked dismal enough. The vines hung dead about it, the hedges were wild and scrawny, the roses I knew to be no more, and the squirrel had left his summer home for a warmer nest in the forest A wave of joy swept over me as I saw a thin stream of smoke winding above the chimney. Some one was there. On, on Presently I flew up the roadway A man stood on the porch It was Stahlberg. When I pushed down my collar, his jaw drop ped I flung the reins to him. "Where is the innkeeper?" 1 cried with my first breath. "In the hall, herr. But" I was past him and going through the looms Yes, thank God, there he was, sitting before the huge fireplace, w&-re the logs crackled and seethed, his grizzled head sunk between his shoulders, lost in some dream. I tramp ed in noisily. He started out of his dream and looked around. "Gott!" he cried. He wiped his eyes and looked again. "Is it a dream or is it you?" "Flesh and blood!" I cried. "Flesh and blood!" I closed the door and bolted it He followed my movements with a mix ture of astonishment and curiosity in his eyes. "Now," I began, "what have you done with the proofs which you took from your wifethe proofs of the ex istence of a twin sister of the Princess Hildegarde of Hohenphalia?" CHAPTER XXI. The suddenness of this demand over whelmed him, and he fell back into the chair, his eyes bulging and his month agape. "Do you hear me?' I cried. "The proofs!" going up to him with clinch ed fists. "What have you done with those proofs? If j^ou have destroyed them, I'll kill you." Then, as a bulldog shakes himself loose, the old fellow got up and squar ed his shoulders and faced me, his lips compressed and his jaws knotted. I could see by his eyes that I must fight for it. "Herr Wmthiop has gone mad," said he. "The Princess Hildegarde never had a sister "You lie!" My hands were at his throat. "I am an old man," he said. I let my hands drop and stepped back. "That is better," he said, with a grlin smile. "Who told you this impossible tale and what has brought you heie?" "It is not impossible. The sister has been found." "Found!" I had him this time "Found!" he repeated. ('Oh, this is not credible!" "It is trup. And tomorrow at noon the woman you profess to love will be come the wife of the man she abhors. Why? Because youyou refuse to save her!" J'l? How in God's name can I save her?" the perspiration beginning to stand out on his brow. "How? I will tell you how. Prince Ernst marries Gretchen for her dowry alone. If the woman I believe to be her sister can be proved so, the prince will withdraw his claims to Gretchen's hand. Do you understand? He will not marry for half the revenues of Hohenphalia It is all or nothing. Now, will you produce those proofs? Will you help me?" The minute hand of the clock was moving around with deadly precision. "Are you lying to me?" he asked, breathing hard. '-Ton fool, can't you see that It means everything^to Gretchen if you have those proofs? She will be free, free! Will you get those proofs, or shall your godchild live to curse you?" This^ was the most powerful weapon I had yet used. "Live-to curse me?' he said, not speaking to me, but to the thought. He sat down again and covered his face with his hands. The minute which .passed seemed very long. He flung away his hands from his eyes with a movement which expressed despair and resignation. "Y,es, I will get them. It Is years and years ago," he mused absently, "so long ago that I had thought it gone and forgotten. But it was not to be. I will get the proofs," turning to me as he left the chair. "Wait here/' He unbolted the door and passed forth. It was a full con fession of the deception written by the mother herself and witnessed by her physician, the innkeeper and his wife. Not even the king could contest its genuineness. "Where is this Dr. Salzberg?" The innkeeper leaned against the side of the fireplace, staring into the flames. __ _rsu "He is dead." briefly. r-& yh0j*asher ^?^J-^^*~ "Her Site highness'^court physician. }h, have no fear, herrTthis new found princess of yours will come into 'her bwn," with a bitter smiled 2 I "And^wby have you kept silent all these years?" I asked.- "Why?" He raised his arms, then let jtbem fall dejectedly. "I loved the Prin cess Hildegarde. I was jealous that ny should share her greatness. I have ept silent because I carried her in my arms till she could walk, because her feather cursed her and refused to be lieve her his own, because she grew kround my heart as a vine grows" ground a rugged oak. And the other? jShe was nothing to me. I had never seen her. My wife spirited her away when it was night and dark. I took the proofs of her existence as a punish ment to my wife, who, without them, would never dare to return to this country again. Herr, when a man loads you with ignominy and contempt and ridicule for something you are not to blame, what do you seek? Revenge. The prince tried to crush this lonely child of his. It was I who brought her up. It was I who taught her to say her prayers. It was I who made her what she is today, a noble woman, with a soul as spotless as yonder snowdrift That was my revenge." "Who are you?" I cried. For this inn keeper's affection and eloquence seem ed out o^ place. "Who am I?" The smile which lit his face was wistful and sad. "The law of man disavows methe bar sinister. In the eyes of God, who is accountable for our being, I am Gretchen's uncle, her father's brother" [TO BE CONTINUED WINS A RICH BRIDE. Minnesota Boy to Wed a Honolulu Heiress. Honolulu, Feb. 12A soldiei's ro mance became known yesterday when Miss Martha Afong boarded the gov ernment transport Lawton for Manila to meet her future husband. Special interest is given the affair by the prominence of the young woman. She is a member of the famous Afong family, and her fiance. Lieutenant A. J. Dougherty of the Seventeenth United States infantry, is now with his regiment in the Philippines. The marriage will be military In character and will occur shortly after the arrival of Miss Afong Lieuten ant Dougherty is a Minnesotan, who met Miss Afong at her home in Hono lulu about two years ago, when he was an officer the Minnesota volunteers en route to the Philippines. BOGUS HOTEL FIRES. How an Extinguisher Was Adver tised in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 20.The mysterious fires which have been started in the Majestic hotel building since last Fri day, and which the detectives and the fire insurance patrol inspectors have been watching, are now pronounced by both sets of watchers to be bogus fires, which have been started to help the sale of a fire extinguisher. The peculiar nature of the fires and the frequency with which they have occurred have made the detectives suspicious from the first, and they now feel confident that the whole thing is simply a scheme to exploit the merits of this extinguisher. DEWET MOVING NORTH. Kitchener Reports the Boers Leader' Supposed Plans. London, Feb 20Lord Kitchen commander in chief of the British South Africa, telegraphing from toria to the war office under date ct Feb. 18, says "Dewet is reported still moving north and now is west of Hopetown He will probably double back to the southwest The troops are prepared for this "A tram was derailed between Ve reening and Johannesburg this morn mg, but the Boers were driven off be fore they secured much." Archbishop Ireland Officiated. Cincinnati, Feb. 20.Miss Clara E. Longworth of Cincinnati and Count Adelbert de Chambrun of France were married at noon by Archbishop Ire land, a close friend of the bridegroom. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's mother, the widow ot the late Judge Nicholas Longworth on Grandin Road, East Walnut Hills. Will Add Spooner's Amendment. Washington, Feb. 20.The sub-corn "mittee of the senate committee on military affairs, having in charge the army appropriation bill, has agreed to add to the bill Senator Spooner's amendment providing for a civil gov ernment in the Philippine archipelago. Oaptain Dwyer Retired. Washington, Feb. 20.Captain Nehemiah M. Dwyer, who commanded the cruiser Baltimore ^during the bat tle of Manila bay, May 1, 1898, has been retired on account of age.~ Without Opposition. Cleveland, Feb. 20.Hon. Tom L. Johnson, the well known capitalist, has been nominated for the mayoralty at the Democratic primary. Mr. John son had no opposition. -Admiral Sampson III. Boston, Feb. 20 Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, commandant of the Charleston navyyafd, is ill at his home at the yard. Captain Barry is acting commandant. Dined the" Justices.. Washington, Feb. 20.The presi dent nd Mrs. McKinley gave their regular annual dinner at the White House in honor of the supreme court. JAMES CALLAHAN ARRESTED FQR THE CRIME AT OMAHA." HIS.^ICTOI IDUTIIFIES HIM Is Positive, the Prlsonc Is the Man Who Guarded Him While He Was in the Melrose Hut HouseSuspect Insists He Is Innocent and Says He Can Prove an AlibiOther Arrests Are Expected to Follow. Omaha, Feb. 20.The police have under arrest James Callahan, charged with complicity in the abduction of Edward Cudahy, Jr., on the night of Dec. 18 Callahan was arrested last Saturday, but the police have kept the fact a secret until now in the hope of securing other arrests. Young Cudahy has positively identified him as the man who accosted him near the Cudahy residence and represented himself to be a sheriff from an ad joining county and forced him into a buggy, and also as the man who kept guard over him at the Melrose hill house during the 30 hours he was kept a prisoner Daniel Burris, who sold a horse and buggy to two men who are supposed to have used it to pro cure the abduction, also identified Cal lahan as one of the men with whom he made the deal Marie Larsen, a servant the employ of N Pat rick, of whom the kidnappers rented a house, was the third person to identify Callahan and says he is the man who paid a month's rent in ad vance for a cottage in Happy Hollow, which the bandits abandoned two weeks before the abduction, fearing discovery Callahan was arrested by Patrolmen Deuberry and Dwyer, both of whom are old Acquaintances of the Prisoner. They also knew that he was a close friend of Pat Crowe. Their suspicions some time ago were aroused by re marks dropped by Callahan in con nection with discussions of the Cud ahy affair. These suspicions were communicated to the chief of police, who made a quiet but thorough inves tigation, which led to Callahan ar rest. Callahan denies absolutely that he had anything to do with the kidnap ping, but admits that he was a close friend to Crowe He says he can prove an alibi and states that during the time which it is claimed he spent guarding young Cudahy that he was at the home of his sister, a Mrs Kelly, living at Poppleton avenue and Fifty third street, which is a short distance from the Meliose hill house. Mrs Kelly was asked concerning the whereabouts of Callahan at the time of the abduction and said the dav following the deed he was at her home, but acknowledges that she does not know his whereabouts the night before Other ai rests are expected to fol low FOUND FOUR BODIES. Search for the Victims of the Van couver Disaster is Difficult. Vancouver, C, Feb 20 A spe cial from Cumberland, C, says Four bodies of the miners who per ished Friday's explosion have so far been recovered The first body found was that of Duncan Mclnnis, a Scotch miner who recently came to Cumberland Near by was that of hiz Japanese helper These two men were lying on their backs close to gether with their hands up to their foreheads. There are no marks of burning and the conclusion therefore is that they were suffocated by the after damp They had evidently moved but a few steps from their work when overcome Owing to the difficulty of working continuously in the dense atmosphere of the pit it was several hours after the discovery of Mclnnis' body that two others were found These have not yet been iden tlfied They are mangled almost be yond recognition SMALL DUTY ON SUGAR. London Post's Idea of Meeting the Costs of the War. London, Feb. 20The Morning Post, in an editorial on the cost of the war in South Africa, says "The treasury must explain how the expenses of the struggle are to be met. For the next decade at least it is obvious that with the cost of the war and the needful additions to our defensive force the area of national revenue must be broadened and the financial position of the country must be considered as a whole." It suggests a small duty on sugar, referring to this as "but one illustra tion open to the chancellor of the ex chequer." British Casualties at Bothwe11. London, Feb. 20.The war office publishes the list of British casualties in the fight between Smith-Dorrien^ and Commandant Louis Botha atBoth well Feb. 6. The Britisn casualties were 24 killed and 53 wounded and the Boers were repulsed. ~Z -Writing of the Prentice-RockefeUer^s: j$4i wedding, a New York society reporter*^!^ _says, *'According to the strict ideas xft%^ the host and hostess, fee health of the^flp bridal pair was drunk only in lemon-?^^^ ade And mineral water." ATfew more ^2|1 lemonade drunks at fashionable wed--p^ dines would do no harm. %3*2 t