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The gypsy, who hntl nccompnnlcil
lilm to tlio eft nip of tlio Angarn, urged
Mm to put HiIh project Into execution.
Aiid, Indeed, It wns necessary to net
"without delny. The Russian troops of
tho government of Irkutsk were march
Ting to the relief of Irkutsk, They ivoro
concentrating on the higher waters of
'the Lena jand marching up tlfo valley.
They would surely arrive beforo six
lya. It vn necessary, then, that Ir
Juituk should bo delivered up by treach
ery beforo six days.
Ivnn Ogareff did not hesitate any lon
ger. Ono evening, the 2d of October, a
council of war was being held In tlio
largo room of the governor general's
jialnce. It was there tho grand duke
This palace overlooked for e. great
tllstanco the course of the river. Krom
its front windows ono could perceive
the Tartar camp, and had the Tartars
possessed artillery of n longer range
they could have rendered It uninhab
itable. Tho grand duke, General Voranzoff
and the governor of tho town, the head
merchant, with whom had been Joined
n number of superior olllcers, had Juot
passed divers resolutions.
"Gentlemen," said the grand duke,
"you know exactly our situation. I
have a linn hope that we shall he able
to hold out until the arrival of troop
from lakoutsk. We shall then know
well how to drive away these barbar
ous hordes, and It will not be my fault
If they don't pay dearly for this Inva
clon of Hussion territory."
"Your highness knows that we can
rely ou tho whole population of Ir
kutsk," replied General Vornnzoff.
"Yes," snld the grand duke, "and I
render homage to Its patriotism. Thank
God, It has not ns yet suffered from the
horrors of an epidemic or a famine, and
X have reason to think It will escape
them. It lit nt the ramparts I could not
Iiclp admiring their courage. I trust
the chief of tho merchants hears my
-words, and I beg him to report them as
"I thank your highness In the name
of the town," answered the chief of tho
merchants. "May I dare to ask you
when you expect at latest the arrival
of tho army of relief?"
"In six days nt most," answered tho
grand duke. "A sharp and courageous
emissary has been nblo to penetrate
Into the town this morning, and he has
Informed mo that 50,000 Russians nro
advancing by forced marches under the
orders of General Klsscly. They were
two days ago on the banks of the Lena,
at Klrensk, and now neither cold nor
Bnow will prevent their arrival. Fifty
thousand good troops, taking the Tar
tars on th'o flank, would soon relievo
"I would add," said tho chief of tho
merchants, "that the day on which
your highness shall order a sortlo we
shall bo ready to execute your orders."
"Very well, sir," nnswered the grand
tfnlcc. "Let us wait until the leading
columns appear on the heights, and we
Trill crush the Invaders"
Then, turning to General VoraiiKofT,
""We will visit tomorrow," Bald he, "tho
works on the right bank. The Angara
-will soon become Icebound, nnd i)ur
linps tho Tartars will bo able to cross
"Will your highness permit me to
make nn observation?" said the chief
of tho merchants.
"Make it, sir."
"I have seen tho temperature fall
mnny n time to 30 and -10 below zero,
and the river has been tilled with float
ing pieces of Ice without being entirely
frozen. This Is owing no doubt to tho
rapidity of tho current. If, then, the
Tartnrs haw no other means of cross
ing tho river, I can assure your high
ness they cannot possibly cross In that
manner." The governor general con
firmed this assertion.
"It Is a very fortunate circumstance,"
nnswered the grand duke. "Neverthe
less let us be prepared for every emer
gency." Then, turning to tho head of tho po
lice, ho asked him:
"Have you nothing to say to me?"
"I have to place beforo your high
ness," said tlio hend of the police, "a
petition which has been addressed to
"By whom?"
"By the exiles of Siberia, who, as
your highness knows, nro to tho num
ber of C00 lu this city."
The political exiles, scattered all over
tho province, had. Indeed beeu concen
trated at Irkutsk from tho commence
ment of tho Invasion. They had obey
ed tho order to rally at tho town, and
to abandon the villages where they ex
ercised different professions. Homo
-were doctors, others professors, cither
at tho Japanese school or nt tho school
of navigation. From the beginning tho
grand duke, like tho czar, trusting to
-their patriotism, had armed them, and
he had found in them bravo defenders.
-, "What do tho exiles ask for?" Bald
tho grand duke.
They ask your highness' permis
sion," nnswered tho bend of tho police,
"to form n special corps nnd to rend tho
"Yes," s
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la Indeed
"Yes," said tho grand duke, with nn
itriotjon which ho did not seek to con-
these exiles nro Russians, and it
their right to ngnt ror tnoir
"I can nssuro your highness," said
-tlio governor general, "that wo ha re no
better soldiers."
"But they must have a leader," raid
-the grnnd duke. "Who shall ho be?"
"Would your highness llko to i.'ivo
one," snld the head' of tho police, "who
has distinguished himself on many oc
casions?" "Is ho a Hussion?"
"Yes, a Russian of tho Baltic prov
inces." ""What Is his name?"
"Wasslll Fcodor."
That exile was tho father of Nadln.
Wasslll Fcodor, as Is known, exer
cised nt Irkutsk the profession of a
doctor. Ho was nn educated and char
itable man nnd at tho same time a man
of the greatest courage nnd patriotism.
When ho was not occupied with thd
sick, ho was engaged In organizing re
sistance. It was ho who had united his
companions In exile In common action.
The exiles, up to thr.t time scattered
among the population, had borne them
selves In battle lu such a manner as to
draw tho attention of the grand duke.
In several sorties they had paid with
their blood their debt to holy Itussla
holy Indeed nnd ndored by her children.
Wasslll Fcodor had conducted himself
heroically. On several occnslons his
name had been mentioned ns the brav
est of tho brave, but he had asked nei
ther for graces nor favors, nnd when
the exiles formed n special corps ho
had no Idea they would choose him as
their leader. When tho head of tho
police had pronounced that name be
foro the grand (hike, the latter replied
that It was not unknown to him.
"Indeed," nnswered General Voran
zoff, "Wasslll Fcodor is n man of valor
and courage. Ills Influence over his
companions has always been very
"How long has ho been nt Irkutsk?"
asked tho grand duke.
"Two years."
"And his conduct?"
"Ills conduct," answered tho head
of tho police, "Is that of n man who
submits to the special laws under
which he lives."
"General," answered the grand duke,
"have the goodness to present him Im
mediately." The orders of the grand duke wcro
executed, and n half hour had not pass
ed before Wasslll Fcodor was Intro
duced Into his presence.
He was n innn some forty years ohi
or more, tall, with a sad and severe
countenance. One felt that all his life
was summed up lu this ono word,
struggle, and that he had struggled
aud suffered all his life. His traits re
minded one remarkably of those of his
daughter, Nadla Feodor.
More than any other thing tho Tartar
invasion had cut him In his dearest af
fection nnd ruined the last hope of
that father, axlled to a dlstnnco of
moro than 8,000 vcrsts from his native
place. A letter had Informed him of
the death of his wife and at the same
time of tho departure of his daughter,
who had obtained from the government
permission to rejoin him nt Irkutsk.
Kalla had to leave Ttiga mi me lorn
of July. The Invasion wan ou the 15th.
If nt that time Nadla had crossed the
frontier, what had become of her lu tho
midst of the Invaders? One can con
ceive how this ui4iappy father must
have been devoured with anxiety, since
from that time lie had received no
news of his daughter.
Wasslll Feodor In the presence of tho
grand duke bowed and waited to be In
terrogated. "Wasslll Feodor," said to him tho
grand duke, "your companions have
nsked to form a picked corps. Do you
know that In that corps they must
light to the last man?'
"They know It," answered Wnsslll
"They wish you for leader."
"I, your highness?"
"Do you consent to put yourself at
their head?"
"Yes, if the good of Russia requires
"Captain Feodor," said the grand
duke, "you are no longer an exile."
"I thank your highness. But am I to
command thoso who still nro exiles?"
"They are so no longer!"
It was tho pnrdou of nil his compan
ions lu exile, now his companions In
arms, which tho brother of tho czar
granted to him!
Wasslll Feodor pressed with emotion
the hand which the grand duke held
out to him, and ho left the room.
The latter turned then toward tho of
ficers. "The czar will not refuse to accopt
the letter of pardon which I nm draw
ing upou him," said he, smiling. "Wo
need heroes to defend thu capltnl of
Siberia, and I have Just now made
This pardon of tho exiles of Irkutsk
was Indeed nn act of wise Justlco nnd
wise policy.
Night had now como on. Across tho
windows of tho palace shono tho flres
of tho Tartar camp nnd far beyond tho
Angara. Tho river was full of floating
blocks of Ice, somo of which were stop
ped by tho first plies of the ancient
wooden bridges. Thoso which tho cur
rent held In the chnunel Honted down
with great rapidity. Thus it was evi
dent, as tho chief of tho merchnnts hnd
observed, that tho Angara could scarce
ly frcezo along tho whole of Its surface.
Thus tho defenders of Irkutsk need not
fear the danger of being assailed on
that side.
Ten o'clock had Just struck. Tho
grand duke was about to dismiss his
olllcers and retire to his apartments
when a kind of uproar was heard out
sldo tho palace.
Almost Immediately tho door of tho
room opened, nn nld-dc-camp nppcared
and advanced toward the grand duke.
"Your highness," said he, "n courier
from tho czar!"
simultaneous move
ment brought nil tho
members of tho council
toward tlio half open
door. A courier from tho
czar arrived at Irkutsk!
ir tno omccrs nail re
fleeted for an Instant on tho Improba
bility of that fnet, they would have cer
tainly considered It Impossible.
Tho grand duke had quickly moved
toward his nld-de-cainp.
"That courier!" Biild he.
A man entered. IIo had tho air of
ono worn out by fatigue. IIo wore the
costumo of a Siberian peasant, much
worn, even torn, aud on which ono
could sec bullet holes. A Russian bon
net covered his head. A scar, badly
healed crossed his face. Tho man had
evidently followed a long nnd trying
route. Ills shoes nnd stockings, In a
bad state, oven proved that ho had
made part of his Journey on foot.
"Ills highness the grand duke?" said
he ou entering.'
Tho grand duko went up to liltn. '
"Arc you a courier from tbo czar?"
he asked him.
"Yes, your highness."
"You come from"
"You left Moscow"
"The 15th of July."
"You nro called"
"Michael Strogoff."
It was Ivan Ogareff. He had taken
the name nud position, of the man
whom he believed to be powerless.
Neither tho grnnd duke nor nny other
person in Irkutsk knew him. . JIo had
not even needed to dlsgulso his fea
tures. As he had tho means of proving
his pretended Identity, no one could
doubt him. He came, then, sustained
by a will of Iron, to hasten by treason
and assasstantlon the conclusion of tho
drama of flC Invasion.
After the nnswer of Ivan Ogareff tho
grand duke made a sign, nnd nil his
olllcers retired.
Tho fictitious Michael Strogoff aud ho
remained alone In the room.
The grand duko looked at Ivan Oga
reff for some second's and with the
greatest attention. Then he asked him:
"You were ou the lGtli of July at
"Yes, your highness, nnd on the night
from the 11th to the 15th I saw his
majesty tho czar at the New palace.",.',
"You have a letter from tho czar?" ,'j
"Here It Is."
Aud Ivan Ogareff handed to tho
grnnd duke tho Imperial letter, reduced
to dimensions nlmost microscopic. '
"Wns that letter given to you in that
state?" asked the grand duke.
"No, your highness, but I was com
pelled to tear open the envelope In or
der to better conceal It from the Tartar
"Have you, then, been a prisoner of
the Tartnrs?" .
"Yes, your highness, during a few
dnys," nnswered Ivnn Ogareff. 4 "It Is
on that accouut that, having set out
from Moscow on tho 15th of July, I
only arrived nt Irkutsk on tho 2d of
October after a Journey of slxty-nlno
The grand duke took tho letter. Ho
unfolded It nnd recognized tho signa
ture of tho czar, preceded by the sacra
mental formula, written with his own
baud. Hence there was no possible
doubt concerning tho authenticity of
that letter nor Indeed concerning the
Identity of tho courier. If his fierce
look nt first Inspired mistrust, the
grand duke did not allow it to be seen,
and soon tho mistrust disappeared al
together. Tho grand duke remained some mo
ments without speaking. He was read
lug slowly the letter In order to thor
oughly gather the sense of It.
Taking up again the speech, he nsk
ed: "Michael Strogoff, do you know the
contents of this letter?"
"Yes, your hlghucs. I might hnvo
been compelled to destroy It to prevent
It from falling Into the hands of tho
Tartars, and If that should happen I
wltihcd to bring Its contents to your
"Do you know that this letter enjoins
us to dio at Irkutsk rather than sur
render tho city?"
"I know It."
"Do you also know that it points -out
the movements of tho troops who have
combined to check tho Invasion?"
"Yes, your highness. But thoso move
ments have not succeeded."
"What do you mean?"
"I wish to tell you that Ichlm, Omsk,
Tomsk, not to speak of other Important
towns of tho two Slbcrlas, have been
ono after another occupied by tho sol
diers of Feofar-Khan."
"But has there been n battle? Havo
our Cossacks ever met tho Tartars?" v
"Several times, your highness."
"And they were repulsed?"
"They were not In sulllclent strength."
"Where havo tho encounters taken
place of which you speak?"
"At Kalyvon, at Tomsk."
Up to this time Ivnn Ogareff had only
told tho truth, but with tho object of
fighting tho defenders of Irkutsk by
exoggeratlng tho advantages obtained
by the troops of tho emir, ho ndded:
"And n third time beforo Krasnol
orsk." "And that Inst engagement?" nBked
tho grand duke, whoso firmly set lips
scarcely allowed tho words to pass.
"It was moro than an engagement,
your highness," nnswered Ivan Oga
reff; "it was a battle."
"A battlo?"
"Twenty thousand Russians, coming
from tho provinces of tho frontier nnd
from tho government of Tobolsk, camo
Into collision with n forco of a hundred
und fifty thousand Tartars, nnd in splto
of their courago they havo been anni
hilated." "You lid" cried tho grand duke, who
endeavored, but in vain, to master his
"I tell tho truth, your highness," cool
ly replied Ivan Ogareff. "I was pres
ent at that battlo of Krnsnolarsk, nnd
It Is thero'whero I was made prisoner!"
Tho grand duko becamo calm, nnd by
n sign ho gnvo Ivnn Ogareff to under
stand that ho did not doubt his verac
ity. "On what day did this battlo of
Krasnolarsk take placo?" ho asked. '
"On tho 2d of September."
"And now nil tho Tartar forces nro
concentrated around Irkutsk?"
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"And you would number them at"
"Four bundled thousand men!"
A new e:.nggeratlon of Ivan Ogareff
In reckoning tho numbers of the Tar
tar army und tending always to tho
same end.
"And 1 must not expect any succor
from the provinces of tho west?" ask
ed the grand duke.
"None, your highness at least beforo
the end of winter."
"Very well. Listen to this, Mlchoet
Strogoff: Should no relief come to me,
neither from the west nor iho east, nud
were there 000,000 Tartu .-a, I would
not give up Irkutsk!"
The wicked eye of Ivan Ossreff light
ly blinked. Tho traitor seemed to say
that the brother of tho czar was reck
oning without treason.
The grand duke, of n nervous temper
ament, had great difficulty In preserv
ing his calmuesH on learning tills dis
astrous news. He walked up nnd dowu
the room under the eyes of Ivan Oga
reff, who covered him as a prey re
served for his vengeance. He stopped
nt the windows, lie looked out upon
the Tartar flres. Ho was trying to
find out the noise, the greater part of
which was caused by the grating of the
Ice on the river.
A quarter of an hour passed without
his putting another question. Then,
again taking up the letter, he read a
passage of It and said:
"You know, Michael f'trogoff, that
there Is question lu thli letter of a
traitor against whom I l..'e to be on
my guard?"
"Yes, your highness."
"Ho Is to attempt to enter Irkutsk
disguised to win my confidence; then,
nt tho proper time, to deliver up tho
town to the Tnrtnrs."
"I know nil that, your highness, nnd
I nlso know that Ivan Ogareff has
sworn personal vengeance ou tho broth
er of the czar."
"They sny that that officer hnd been
condemned by tho grand duko to a
most humiliating degradation."
"Yes, I remember. But he deserved
It, that wretch, who was afterward to
serve against his country nud to lend
there nn Invasion of barbarians!"
"Ills majesty the czar," answered
Ivan Ogareff, "relied especially on tho
fact that you were aware of tho crim
inal projects of Ivan Ogareff against
your person."
"Yes; tho letter Informed mo of It."
"And his majesty told It to mo him
self, while warning me to mistrust that
traitor above all during my Journey
across Siberln."
"Hnvo you ever met him?"
"Yes, your highness, after the battle
of Krasnolarsk. Could ' he have sus
pected that I was the bearer of a let
tor addressed to your highness and In
which all his projects were divulged
I should not now bo standing before
"Yes, you would have been lost," an
swered tho grand duke. "And how did
you escape?"
"By throwing myself into the Irtish."
"And how did you enter Irkutsk?"
"During a sortlo that was made this
very night to repel a Tartar detach
ment I joined lu wltli tho defenders of
thu town. I was able to make myself
known, nnd they nt once conducted mo
before your highness."
"Well done, Mlclinel Strogoff," nn
swered tho grand duke. "You havo
shown courage nud zeal during tills
difficult mission. I shall not forget
you. Have you nny favor to nsk of
"None If It bo not that of fighting by
tlie side of your highness," nnswered
Ivan Ogareff.
"Let it be so, Michael Strogoff. From
this day I attach you to my person,
nnd you shnll be lodged In this palace."
"And if lu conformity with tho Inten
tion which Is attributed to him Ivnn
Ogareff should present himself beforo
your highness under a false uniue"
"Wo would unmask him, thanks to
you who know him, nnd by my order
he should die under the knout. Go."
Ivnu Ogareff gave tho military saluto
to tho grand duke, not forgetting that
ho was captain In the corps of tho cou
riers of the czar, aud he withdrew.
Ivan Ogareff had Just now played with
success his base role. Thu grand duke's
confidence had beeu nccorded him full
nnd entire. Ho could abuse It when
and where ho thought proper. IIo
would even live In that palace. Ho
would know all the secrets of tho de
fense. He held, therefore, tho situation
in his hand. No oue In Irkutsk knew
him. No one could tear off his mask.
IIo resolved, therefore, to begin tho
work without moro delay.
Ivan Ogureff, having every facility
of seeing, observing and acting, spent
tho next day In visiting tho fortifica
tions. Everywhere ho was received
with cordial congratulations by tho
olllcers, soldiers and citizens. Tills cou
rier of tho czar was like a tie which
bound them to tho empire. Ivnn Oga
reff therefore recounted to them nil tho
detnlls of his Journey, nud this with a
vlvnclty that was never wanting, 'lhen
ndroitly, without nt first Insisting ou It
too much, ho spoke of the gravity of
tho situation, exnggenitlug, us ho had
done while addressing tho grand duke,
both the successes of the Tartars nud
tho forces nt their disposal. To listen
to him, the succor would be Insufficient
should It oven come, and It was to bo
feared that a battlo fought under tho
walls of Irkutsk would bo as disas
trous as the battles of Kalyvan, of
Tomsk and of Krnsnolarsk.
Ivan Ogareff was not nt first lavish
In these sinister Insinuations. He took
caro they should penetrate by degrees
Into tho minds of the defenders of Ir
kutsk. He seemed to nnswer only when
a great many questions wcro put to
him and then as though with regret.
lu any case ho added nlwnys that It
must defend Itself to the last man, and
they must blow It up rather than sur
render It!
If tho defenders of Irkutsk could
have boon discouraged, Ivnn Ogaff
had chosen an efficient means. But
the garrison and population of Irkutsk
were too patriotic to allow themselves
to bo frightened. Of thoso soldiers, of
those citizens, shut up lu nn Isolated
town nt tho farthest end of tho Aslntlc
world, not one had dreamed of speak
ing of capitulation. Tho disdain of
Russia for thoso barbarians was with
out limit. In nny case no one for a mo
ment suspected the hateful role which
Ivan Ogareff was playing. No one
could have Imagined that tho pretended
courier of the cznr was nothing else
than a traitor.
A circumstance altogether unnatural
was the cause, from his nrrlvnl nt Ir
kutsk, of there being frequent relations
between Ivnn Ognreff nnd one of Its
bravest defenders, Wnsslll Feodor. Oue
knows with what anxiety this unhap
py father wns devoured. If his daugh
ter, Nadln Feodor, had left Russia nt
tho date nsslgned by the last letter ho
had received from Riga, what had be
come of her? Was bho still trying to
traverse the Invaded provinces, or,
rather, had Mie already been for a long
time a prisoner? Wasslll Feodor could
not find any solace for his sorrow ex
cept when he had some opportunity of
fighting ngalnst the Tartnrs, opportu
nities which were too seldom for his
liking. Now, when Wnsslll Feodor was
Informed of the unexpected arrival of
n courier from the czar lie had a pre
sentiment that this courier could give
him some tidings of Ills daughter. It
was only a very slight hope, but still
ho clung to it.
Wnsslll Fcodor went to find Ivan
very next morning after the arrival of
the pretended courier, went to the pal
ace of the governor general. There ho
Informed Ivnn Ognreff of the clrcum
stnncos under which his daughter hnd
to leave European Russia nud told him
now what was his anxiety In her re
Ivan Ogareff did not know Nadla, al
though he had met her nt the post
hr.usc of Ichlm the day on which she
wns there wltli Mlclinel Strogoff. But
then he had paid no more attention to
her than the two Journalists, who were
at the same time In the posthousc. Ho
could not therefore give nny news of
his daughter to Wasslll Feodor.
"But nt what time," nsked Ivan Oga-
reff, "had your daughter to leave Rus
sian territory?"
"At nearly the same time as you," re
plied Wasslll Feodor.
"I quitted Moscow on tho 15th of
"And Nadla nlso hnd to lenve Moscow
on that date. Her letter told mo so ex
''She was at Moscow on tho 15th of
July?" nsked Ivan Ogareff.
"Yes, certainly at that date."
"Very well," replied Ivan Ogareff,
Then, recollecting himself, he added:
"But, ho; I was forgetting. I was
about to confound dates. It Is unfortu
nately too probable that your daugh
ter has had to cross the frontier, and
only one hope remains that she may
have stopped on receiving news of the
Tartar Invasion-!"
(To bo Continued)
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was rather taken aback at this, but ho
proposed, "Horo's to Franco the moon
whoso maglu rays moves tho lidos of
tbo world." Franklin then arose,
with an air of qutilnt modosty, and
said, "Horo's to George Washington,
tho Joshua of America, who com
manded tho sun and moon to stand
still and they stood still." Our
Youth's Friend.
Stock Punic.
A panic in Wall street, Involving
millions of dollars, is no more nerve
racking than tho panlo which seizes
tho man who realizes that ho is hopo
lossly in the grasp of constipation,
dyspepsia or any form of stomnoh or
bowel trouble. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Popsln Is tho only guaranteed euro for
thoso troubles. Kinno&Son, Mo rati;
W. J. Wuters, Lallurpo nnd C. B.
Spoucer, Iola.
Clraniwi nnd IWutiriM the half.
i romoici m tuxur in! (Trowm.
Nver Falli to licit ore Oray
.Hair to it Youthful Color.
TAtnf A tlHtirlMtffwl I.Mhil.lhha
.IVlviiwirnHiiriiii aim Mail I -Ml III f
WW. nilttltl)rrg,l,l. 1
(First imbllshcd I'eb. H, IDM)
Notlcn of Appointment.
Public notlco .thereby itlvcn thnt on the
3rd diiy of Fobruury. I9W, tho undersigned
was. by the probnte court of Allen county,
Kansiif, duly appointed, nnd bus qualified, dk
Administratrix of tbo estnto of Mnhlon It
Ilctnsburif, deceased
Mauuaiikt A. (). ItKMMiiF.rto, Administratrix,
CMMi'UKl,t.& Oosiiouk, Attorneys
I'lrst Published Pcbrunry H, 1902)
Public Notice
Nntlco Is hereby itlven thnt It Is tho Intention)
or tbo Hoard of County Commissioners or
Allen county, Itnnsns. to build u brldKO across
Deer Creek, In Cnrlylo township, neur the sec
tion lino between section twenty (20) nnd
twonty-elirlit (28), township 21, rnntse 10, cast.
In snld county nnd state. That tho i-stlmnlrd
cosi nt snld lirldito Is lirtii-n hundred dollars
(f 1500 00) und that said hoard of county com
missioners Intends nt their next reimlnr mcnt
Inir, which com ones Monday. April 7th. 1902,.
to npproprlntcllftrcn hundred dollars (JIG00 00)
to pay for the cost of the construction of said
bridge. l)y Outer of tbo Hoard
-T A MVS 1 Jir'lttl -l- Ph,tl.n,n
Attest' 0. A. Trunk, County Clerk
First Published February 1 1, 1M2)
Public Xol Ice
Notice Is hereby ulven that It Is tlm mtniinn
of tho IMnrd of rountvfoniinlsstoncrsof Allen
enmity. itwisiiM, io iiuiid n nrniKc iicrossDnlon
creek. In Logim township, on or near tho sec
tion lino between section 19. township 25
rnnxo 18 nnd section SI, township 25. rnnifo 17.
In s.ild coiintyund state. That tho estimated
cost of said brliljro Is one thousand dollar
(10i(i 00) nnd that said Hoard of county com
missioners Intends nt their next rcKul.ir meet
ing, which convenes on .Monday. April 7, 1903,
to appropriate ono thousand dollars ($1000 00
to pay for the cost of construction of said
brlilife. Ily Order of Hoard.
Jas. LoTKiMKT. Chairman.
Attest. O. A. Ironic, County Clerk
(First Published February 1 1, 1902)
Not let)
Notice Is heieby k'lcn that a petition will he
presented by the C'llv t'ounell, fur und In the
name or the City of tola. Kunsns, to Hon. I,.
Mtlllwoll. Judge of tlm District court In and
for Allen county and (lie 7th Judicial District
(if Kansas, at tho court room In the court
house In tola. Allen county, Kansas, on Satur
day, tho 1st day of March, 1902. at tho hour of
t) o'clock n. m.. or as soon thereafter ns same
can be heard, asking the said Judge to make
findings as to the udls.iblllty of adding to said
city of Iola tho territory adjoining nid city
descrllM d as follow. s-
lst. All thnt tract or paiccl of land known
as tho Iola Park Association's park, or the Fair
ground park, being alt that part of tho north
east quarlcrof section thirty four (3D. town
ship twenlv-fmir (21). range eighteen (18).
hounded as follows: Commencing ut a point 20
chains south of the northeast corner of said
ficctlon: thence running west 23 75-100 chains;
thence south 11 26-100 chains, thence east 25-7.1-100
chains: thence north 11 2(1-100 chains to
tho beginning' excepting from said tract the
right of way of the S. IC. It. II. co., formerly
thclj. I.. &(1 II It. eo.,nndfurthercxcoptlng
nil of said described tract lying east of said
right of wuvjif said railroad, except us herein
after described ns part ofsald park commenc
ing nt n point 20 12-100 chains south, by
25 75-100 chains west of said northeast corner
of said section; thence running west 10 42-100
chains to the middle of the Neosho river;
tlun'o down the middle of said river to a
point equal tn 0 G5!-1W chains south; thence
cast II 4M0U chulns; thence north 7 52-100-chnlns:
thence west 2 chains; thenco north
2 IHK.IOO chains to the place of beginning; ex
cepting ono (1) acre In (ns neur ns possible) a
hiiuare form In the northwest corner of said
boundury commencing nt n point 603 feet
south of the northeast corner or the southeast
quarter of the northeast quarter of said sec
tion; thence west 4W feet; thence south CO
feet, thenco cast 440 feet; thenco north 00 feet
to tho place of beginning and all said
tract being about thirty-live (35) acres more
or less.
seal A. U.Cami'HELL, Mayor.
Attest: V. M. Knnpp, City Clerk.
i .do you neea any re
pairs for machinery? If f
so, call at the I
i Iola Iron and
I Metal Works
k on South Jefferson Av- I
k enue. Repairs for any- j
thing and everything. "
? "' VVWXAMX, f
9 Agent. f
MUCH LIKE 1 1 vi
A Cashier Tfstilics.
Gentlemen: Aftor twenty years of
aches and pains caused by constipa
tion brought on by sedentary habits,
I havo found moro relief in two bottles
of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin than
all of tho hundreds of other romedloi
I havo tried, and I take pleasure In
giving you this testimony, bolloving
you havo tho finest preparation made
for stomach trouble.
Very truly yours,
Cashier Wabash R. R., East St, Louis.
Sold by Klnno tt Son, Morun; W.
J. Waters, Lallarpo, and C. D. Spen
cer, Tola.
i ,
Kor Stonmch Troubles
'I havo taket : nreat many differ
ent medicines for Blomnchtroublo and
constipation," says Mrs. S.Golgorof
Dunkerton, Iowa, "but never hud as
good results from any as from Cham
berlain's Stomach ALlvor Tablets."
For sale by W. L. CrabbA: Co., Camp
bell & Durroll,
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