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THE DODGE CITY, TIMES Subscription, $2 per year, in advance. NICHOLAS B. KLAINE. EDITOR PAT1EXCE. If jmir fos trm-nt an-I taunt you. If tour ft-irs harass .in 1 haunt jou. If thvrnrlii seemtlarfcantl ilrci!, Wait tt w o un 1 ilinna wean.' If the hope jou fondly cheri.h. 2 w lla-hisl tu earth, s"em mire tt p'rish, Walt w itli patienee for to-morruw No man' life is w holly sorrow. If yourpltnsil-m't work tnploisojou. If the fates "houM t ex anl tae Jou, If jou can 1k ltrteht an'l theory " Wait a Heeau'ldlnna wear'." If Gl k a j-im leisure, take It; Ti Itisfnff, ftMe-sinjrmiiceit: F.illn In Him no whit atatin,?. Sent UN will l,y patient waiting. Or, if wort, mste:il of IrL-ure. l'ain. instead of longed for pleasure. Ilowsue'eryouriot seem dreary, " Wait a wis, and ilmna weary." Mm. II". II. ltium. in -V. 1 . In Itpciul'ilt. THE NIHILIST'S STORY. For :i littlo after the Colonel had ceased, no one .-poke, anil only the crackling of the open fire, a- it laughed ami crackled upon the w ide hearth with in, and the moan of the night-wind roaming the lonelt waste, without, broke the silence, while we steadily puffed at our pipes; then Thompson, the host, arose ami began to brew a fresh jug of lli, anil the West Virginian, Pestram, turned to his companion and spoke: "Alex, it's t our turn, GivensaRus sian story, full to the brim with horror. A bear" hunt upon tour illimitable tcppe, a wolf chase along the Volga, a Co-sack Jiht in the south or a Tartar raid upon the north; or better "till, tell its of our ow n Nihilistic trials." The man to whom Destram spoke shit ereil, and his strong face, dark and deeplv cut. twitched a little, while his et e gleamed. He hesitated a moment, tfii-ii carefully laid his pipe upon the rough table, and half-turning, replied: "Gentlemen, if ik is my turn I will speak, and as my friend has suggested the subject, although it is not a pleasant one to me, I w ill tell ou a tale of my home, Russia, and of myself, a Nihilist. Jf it seem strange, then grant me tiiit strange things and horrible ones may happen even in Christian Europe, anil in this nineteenth century. It is word for word true." We drew nearer the speaker, and list ened intently. A Russian story told in Colorado, for our cabin was far up among the spurs of the Kockies, in the w estern portion of the State, and that story the history of a Nihilist, was new and strange treat for American ears. "Six "tears ago, I was liing in Darn ow sky, fn the province of Rnblin, in the southern part of the greatest of Eu ropean empires, a oung nun happy as circumstances would allow, and at the time of w Inch I speak, doubly happv and contented in my little, school; for 1 was a teacher, since I had jitst made the sweetest and prettiest girl in the -.Mage my wife. "'Marie Carloff was mine, won from a score of suitors by lot e alone, for I had littlo money, andl was content. "Chief among the disconsolate ones was the son of an ex-army officer, Louis Lodiski by name, a hanilsome but un- irinciplcd fellow, who for years had leen infatuated with Marie. However, when our coming wedding was an nounced, Louis left the -tillage, and I was spared his scowl and muttered threats, and soon forgot him in the joy of home-life. " For three years I was at rest. Then came the great cloud that to-day over hangs my native land, and its dark shadow fell across own my humble threshold. I had been a St, Petersburg student, and when the strange mono mania of communism, silent and deadly, crept through the Nation, it found in me an easy prey, and I became a Nihil ist, swore the terrible onths, and linked niy-clf body and soul to their unknown and horrible purposes. I shudder Dow ns I remember. " There w as a .circle formed in our town, and tw o months after I had joined it there appeared ono night amongst ns, commissioned from the Grand Circle at Moscow as our chief, Louis Lodisli. "I bowed before him; bnt w hen I saw the tierce light of balUed pasion and eager revenge gleam in his hated cj es, brightly as when last I met him, thee the rejected suitor of my wife, I knew and felt for the first time into w hat a horrible pit I had falltn; for, frcaas I was before the world, in secret I was bound by my -tow 3, the serf and slave of mv bitter enemy. "liut of all this my wife knew noth ing, except that her old lover was in town. " For a time there was littlo work for our society, bnt it so happened that toward the spring a new quartering of soldiers was. made in our town, under the charge of Colonel Jelikofl, a tried and true officer of the Government, and one who had several times incurred the displeasure of the Nihilists. Hardly liail the troops become settled when a sealed dispatch was recoiled by Lodiski from flie Grand Circle at .Moscow, con taining the death-warrant of the Colonel; and, in drawing lots for the one to act as executioner, the same detil'sluck which had first dragged me into thisconpiracy,orsome treachery of my chief, cast the dread duty upon me. Hy the rules of our order, unquestion ing olH'dience, at the price of one's own lite, must be git en to all decrees by the person so chosen, and I knew it; t et tho word 'murderer' flaniuil before my et es, and my heart stood still, as I held the fatal lot in my hands. "And even as" I gazed, dized and dull, upon my comrades about me. whose stern, white faces reflected the horror of my own, the whisper of our chief hisved warningly through the air the single word: "lieware!' "With theory of a lost soul I fled from the room. "There remained three days of grace. The ukase of the Grand Circle, with a perfection of cruelty, granted tho slave doomed to execute "their diabolical com mands three da-, s' mercy. At the end of that time the condemned must have ceased to live, or the slate would be come the t ictim instead. " Of the first day, I hate no remem brance. It did not consist of hours, but of moments, each separate and distinct of ideas only born to die. In a word. for the first twenty-four hours I was crazed. The second day found me cool and helpless. I made my plans. Obey must, lor mv wile ssake ami my own; Jelikoff must die that we might live- " For live hours I debated whero to do the deed; then, still uncertain, walked in tho t ergo of the town, and as I walk ed some one joined me Lodiski. ' To-morrow?" said he. inquiringly. " ' To-morrow!' Ircturned. It must be to-morrow for one of us!' and I shud dered. " Wo stood a space in silence; then the man came closer, and placed his hand iiton my shoulder. '"Listen! It ishard.it is danger ous. Capture means death. Here is money, You must flee instantly tho work is done.' " Unwittingly I thrust the cold into my bosom, and repeated after him: "I must flee instantly! And my wife?' "I will care for her until yon re turn.' " In a single breath my brain cleared, the dread cloud that for two days liad shadowed it passed, and I knew the hand that had w orked my ruin. I was to become an outlaw, in order that my w ife might be the spoil of this monster. "What power-" it was that held my hinds I know not.- Tho rage in my heart, the frenzy to seize the accursed one at my side and tear hU throat out, all but overpowered me, and itttasonly by a superhuman effort of tho will that I remained silent. " ' The deed must be to-morrow.' continued Lodiski, and the only place w here j ou can find Jelikoff alone is in the bell-tower. Thither he goes each evening before the curfew rings, to watch the change of guards upon the op posite river bank. You can conceal your self there, and strike him down. It will bo hours before he is missed, and you will hate time for flight.' Ibowcdniybead. I dared not trust my tongue. It might bo that I should strike too soon. Deep within my heart tho determination to kill wa3 well fixedl but, unknown to my chief, tho victim hail been changed. "'I will ioin vou at the foot of i the tower after curfew. Sec to it that it is after the endf Lodiski concluded. "My blood leaped. " Itis welVfIreplieI;andhelcftmo. "That night I tolil my wife all, and her lot c stood the test. Ere morning dawned, under the escort of a faithful sen ant, she was at the ola Ueratsam a landing ten miles away; and when the early sun kis-cd tho reaches of level land about our towuit found her upon the deck of a rit er steamer, bqund for Astrachan. "All day long I gathered my little store of goods, and late in the afternoon sold them for gold to a friend a Nihil ist like myself w ho secretly conveyed them to his home. Then, as tho light waned and it drew toward night, thor oughly disguised, and armed with a pair of pistols and my dagger, I skirted the town, and came at last to the lonely watch-tow cr where hung the great belt that rang the curfew. Ere the ringer had entered tho tower from his supper, I was secreted'in the loft near the win dow. " It was not my intent to kill Jelikoff. If hu came, I could confess1 all, then de scend and wreak my vengeance upon Lodiski below, and flee the country; or if he came not. the end would be the same. Still ImmiihI by my oatn. and en vironed by a thousand spies. I dared not ilec until night. And lodiski must die! "Alono in the grim tower I waited, and the bats about mo sipieaked, and the damp wind of the steppes swept mournfully in and kissed my hut cheek. The moments passed! "Suddenly a nameless dread fell upon mc. In-tiuctit ely I felt the presence of some new and near danger, and a souse of doom otcrcame uie, a,s if I listened to tho wonls of the Judge w ho recited the condemning proofs of my falsenc-s to our order. If I did not kill JelikotT. and failed to find Lodiski, I must die! "Quivering with this new terror, I glanced suspiciously about me into tho deep shadow of tho corners, behind the great beams, aloft among the bats' nests, and at last beneath the mighty bell hang ing silent at my side. "And there, h ing prone upon a cross beam directly under the great iron dome, so close that tho first swing of the jon derous metal w ould crush him, lay Lo diski. his evil eyes fastened upon mc! He had come as a spy, to know if I did well my duty that he might denounce me publicly as a murderer if I did it, or condemn me privately to death if I did it not. "Etcu as I saw him, I heard the step of tho Colonel on the stair, and his word to the waiting bellman below. '"Carl, I will detain tou but a mo ment. When I descend you may ring.' "Mv heart ceased to beat. Jelikofl ascended. I stood at Ills back. "One! two! three! four! fite! six! seven!' "It was the village clock. Jelikofl turned to descend. I shrank into the shadow behind liim. Lodiski s ej es blazed with a baleful fire. " Jelikoff went down the stair. "Fool! slate! cow anl!' hissed my chief, half-rising upon his hands anil knees. ' You die!' "There c-ime a creaking sound, the great wooden wheel above tnrncd upon its axis, the bats flew snarling about, and 'then the mighty bell, swin"in" slowly, gained in momentum, an3 sw ept in a long arc up wanl. " Lodiski nttcrcd a single crv as the tremendous mass jtoicd abotelilm, and f wouiil nave uraggcil ftimsell out of its reach, bnt with sudden fury I stretched my arm like a bar of steel, caught his hair, and forced him back upon the beam and then tho great bell fell as falls the knife of tho guillotine, crush ing into a hideons mass the body of the spy. while its heavy knell rang with a gurgling shiver far out across the bar ren land, and a little stream of blood, warm and red, ran slowly down the beam and dyed the lips ami tongue of me iron luuusicr as lie swung. "Tho curfew was sounding, and I was saved! "Three, hours later, in the silence ol the night, I escaped tho tower and fled. For twenty-fom- hours Lodiski's lleath was undiscovered, and before the trath was known I was with my wife upon the Caspian Sea, far out of the reach of the Nihilists. " 1 have never seen Russia since." Saturday Sight. m m 'A const ruction train on an IlGnoU Railroad ran over a woman who wa walking on thotrack lately, and literally toro her Into pieces, scarcely leaving 'a piece as large as a donble fist. By wnat license oi speech is a train like that called a construction train? A de struction train is the right name for if. Detroit Fnt Press. HUMOROUS. 'A criminal scldoraaits down, to take fcrrcst-. ..,,. ,, 3 ., ,, ,H If the good die y oung - Luw da vou. account for bald-headed editors.-s-s.lW-tmArga. " Why tj the. discovery of the North Pole like an illicit whikV nuinufactbry? Recauso it Is a secret still. A Tfcw Jersey man '"couldn't sec any danger in smoking while weighing powder." He can't see anything now. Judge. Thu facetious postag-stamp clerk who told a man that asked fur two twos that this was not an aesthetic Postoflico is now looking for a' new sit uation. Never be at your place of bnsinesj when a person wants to borrow money of you, becanso if jotiaro in you will bo out. but if you are. out you will bo in. Salon SunUam. A Dctroiter, who has failed twice and paid tit a cents on the dollar, bought his tt if e a clt et carpet, a velvet dress and a SSO bonnit on Chrtstnvis. We'd like to see even Chicago- m itch that, VUroii Free Pras. ' An Irish gentleman hiving pur chased an alarm clock, an acquaintance asked him what ho intended to do with it, " Oeh." answered he, "sure, l'vo nothing to o' but pull the string an' wake meself." ' ' Grammarians arc puzzled over the question tt hether "mumps" and "meas cLs" are singular or plural. They often look-singular; but that is no criterion ou a question of this kind. Lvwcll Cit izen. The poet sats "A kis without a mustache, is like an egg without salt" May be it is, may be it is: tt u can't say positively, for tlte girls we've been used to kissing for the last twenty-Iivo years didn't wear mustaches. .Xorn-Uotcn Herald. Emerson at s: "This world belongs to the uucrgi'ticl" It appears then that the loafer who stands upon the corner and sats tliat the world owes him a liv injr is in some manner lnrboringamcn tal delusion. -V. 0. Picayune. A watchmaker is sitting In his shop, surrounded by cloeks and watches, all oing, and no two alike Ho perceives it is getting kite in the afternoon, and anxiety rushes upon him. Ha run out of his shop and stops the first passer-by. "Sir, what o'clock is it, please?" Freneli Plensnntni. Uot long since Gus I)e Smith, liting under tho inllnenco of a dinnerparty, called at the residence of Colonel Me Spilkins on Austin avenue- "Ish Col onel McSpillkinsh in? I want tershee him on 'portant biznish." " Yes, sar," responded the dusky menial. "Shoo hcesh in, is he? Well, ef heesh in, never mind disturbin' him on my ac count. I'll call again shorn day when hcesh out." Texas Sifimgi. Do you eoc the big portly man com ing down the street! How high he holils his head and how proudly ho steps. He carries his hands in his nlster pockets to keep them warm. Sec, ho Is sitting down on thosidewalk now. Per haps he sat dow n to tie his shoe string? No he did not sit down to tie Ids shoo string. What is he sayin;;? Ho U breaking his New Year's resolution into ten thoilsand pieces. Tie i quoting Scripture for the benefit of the man who didn't put ashes on tin; sidewalk. Wall Street Broken Boycotting Their Landlords. For the first time in many years. Hemlock Lake, N. Y.. Rochester's wa ter source, is entirely frown over. Xew York Stock Exchange brokers are,exeitedon the subject of their office rents', which they think ought to be re dmieiL Something like boycotting if to be tried on the " absentee.'' landlords. With the new buildings nearly ready for occupants and those projected, in clnding. it is said, an enormous struct ure ou Wall street, there will be before long not only sufficient otKecj to supply the demand," but many that will staatl vacant. This being the situation, it, U to the interest of stock-brokers to have i a common understanding. ijr to this effect: that whenever a broker surren ders his office on account of the exorb itant rental charged him no other broker, as a matter of honor, shall touch it. Uy means of snch an nndjr Uanding, faithfully observed, a great re duction all around troriJ be corapeliSi. Chizago Tribun.