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THE MYSTERY
OF QRASLOY
A
Oopifright, 1901, by Charles B. Ethcrington
CHAPTER I.—Prlnco Neslerov wants to mar
ry Frances Gordon, the charming daughter of
an American who is building the Transsiberlan
railroad. Frances Is interested in the for
tunes of Vladimir Paulpoff, a stalwart Russlau
blacksmith. She asks Neslerov to use his Influ
ence for Vladimir. 11.—Nealerov goes to Vladi
mir's hut. The blacksmith has talent and shows
NeBlerova picture lie has painted. It is the
portrait of a woman of rank copied from a min
iature. The prince Is excitod and asks for tho
original. Vladimir's father says It has been lost
To Vladimir ota Paulpoff confesses that ho lied
to Neslerov and still has tho miniature. ill.—
Neslerov has the 1'aulpofta sent to HlberU as
nlbillsts. Francos Gordou goes to tho forge
with books for Vladimir. At tho door of tho
lonely lint she encounters Neslerov. Tho prlnco
gim
rosses Ids suit violently, and Francos stuns
with a pistol stiot In tho hoad. V.-(Jordoti
wishes his daughter to marry Jack Don ton, au
Amorican bridge euglneor. Frances demands
that her fathor intercede with tho governor for
Vladimir. They start Tor Obi. Neslerov boirds
the same train, which oreaknin twit, and Nes
lerov has Frances alone in his power. VII
Neslerov drags Pranoos buforu a priest aud bids
to perforin a' marriago ceremony. Jack
domes to the rescue. Neslerov Is boat
^"1
Li—Denton noarly kills Neslerov lu a
duel. Iv III.—Jack promises Francos to save
the blattsmlth. IX.—Jack repair* a disabled
engine And hauls a car
containing the wounded
prince olid Frances toward Obi. Ou the road
they meet Gordon, returning with a special car
for his daughter. Frances will not exposo Nos
lerov's baseness. X.—Nealerov sends his crea
ture Jansky, chief of police, to tho Siberian
mines to recover tho original or Vladimir's pic
ture from tho PAtilpoffs also to put neutou out
of the way, seoretly XL.—Princess oiga. cousin
of Neslerov, visits ibe palaco at Tomsk. Sho
recognizes in the Vladimir picture tho portrait
or Princess Alexandra, the deceased wife of
Neslerov's brother, and conneoted with a mys
tery at Graslov. Xll.—Princess Olga secrotly
learns the story of Vladimir, Jack Denton,
Frances Gordon and Neslerov. Vladimir aud
Jack are prisoners lu dungeons under the pat
ace. Tho dead Princess Aloxandra has a son
who disappeared In childhood and was roporred
drowued. Jle was heir to tho Graslov and Nes
lerov ostates. The body was never found, and
It was said thai his mother was murdered by
Prince Neslerov'* father. XIII.—Princess Ol
ga has for a confederate one Therese, who has a
key to the mystery of Graslov. tho fate of Prin
cess Alexandria and the missing boy. Tho
women plot to release Jack and Vltdlmlr. After
drugging tho prison keepers they descend to the
..vaults and,get lost in the wludlng passages.
CHAPTEtt XIV.
OUT OF THK CHAIN'S.
1113 horror of tlie siluation was
so Krrut that Princess Digit's
brain could not accept it nil
nt once.
Not only was she lost, but there was
a certainty that if she was resetted she
would also be discovered in this act
ngaSnst the rule of Neslerov. Powerful
as was her family, she was now abso
lutely nt the mercy of the governor of
Tomsk, whom she knew to be merci
less. Who could ever know that Prin
cess Olga, the rich and beautiful Nesle
rov, died in the dungeons under her
cousin's palace?
To her vivid imagination already the
horrors of starvation loomed up. To
{Me in that cold, dark place and suffer
find slowly waste away, to lose her
iniud, to rave In madness—all these
thoughts burned luto her braiu. Then,
4oolUng at poor Therese, the girl's heart
was stirred with pity.
"I am uot ouly a suicide, but 1 am a
murderer as well," she said. "I should
not have induced Therese to come."
Therese stirred.
"Ah, Therese! Good Therese! Speak
to me, will you uot?" pleaded the prln-
should not have come. It
was horrible, that~deu! And perliaps 1
brought you here to die."
"1 don't waot to die!" exclaimed
Therese, sitting upright as though tlie
word had acted like an electric shock.
"I do not wish to die either but w©
are lost, Therese."
"Lost! How can we be lost? Are
we not under the palace?"
"Yes, we are under the palace, but
we are nevertheless lost. I have lost
tlie way. See all these passnges? I do
not know by which one we reached this
terrible place."
"We seem to be almost at the center.
They cannot all lead to the stairs."
"No, certainly not. And there Is lit
tle chance of telling which does lead to
ihe stairs. I do not even know In which
direction the stairs lie. We are lost,
Therese, and will perhaps die here of
starvation."
"You must not! You shall uot!" ex
claimed Therese. made stronger now
the evident need of some one to as
5t the princess. She did not think so
—ftuch of herself as she did of Olga.
"There must bo a way out and close
at bund." said Olga.
The terrible silence acted upon the
sliaUcu nerves of poor Therese, and
she begau to scream hysterically.
"I will not die! Heaven help us
both! Help! Help! Help!"
Tho screams of the distracted wom
an rang in weird ccliocs through the
caverns.
"The echoes mock me!" she cried.
"Is there no oue to help?"
"Hark!" said Olga. "I think I heard
a voice."
"A voice! I heard a thousand of
them—and they are all my own."
"No, but this was not. It was a
man's voice. Walt till I call."
Tho caverns were still.
"Is there any one here?" rang out
Olga's clear voice. "We are lost in the
passages—two women. Is there any
oue here?"
"Here, here, here!" came back the
ccliocs.
"I am here—a prisoner!" came an an*
Bwerlng cry.
"Hero—-prisoner—isoner!" came tho
echoes.
V# "Where are you?" called Olga.
"You—you—you!" echoed tho mock-
Sng caverus.
"I must be near you—tho voices sound
not far—follow the sound of my whis
tle!" came a louder voice.
"Whistle—istle—Istle!" came thetrou
bled echoes.
Immediately there began, not far from
•Jthem, the tune of "The Star Spau
X"gled Bauner." Olga knew it was an
American tune and instinctively real
ized that the person who was guiding
3thero must be the one who had been
^trying to solve the mystery of Graslov
and had been Imprisoned by Jansky.
After a few moments she managed
to distinguish between the real sound
and the echoes, and began slowly to
work her way toward it. Therese,
4*
trembling with weakness aud terror,
*», followed.
At last the whistle led her into one
of the passages, and she swung her
lantern high to see where there was a
"^dungeon. It was not far away, and
"the gTawns of the lantern weut through
tho door of a gloomy cell. The light
tell upon a man.chained to the walls.
One chain was around Ills waist, an
other held his feet, and each arm was
extended and held to the wall by
imaller but stout chain. These chains
%\eie built Into the wall and their ends
locked together.
"Who are you?" asked Olga. "Why
Bro you a prisoner here?"
"My name is Denton," was the reply.
\"1 am an American, aud my arrest is
?AS#MI outrage tliatr will not go unpunlsh-
"It shall not, I promise that, If any
of u« over gtiK out alive."
"llul who nie you, ainl what are you
doln? heivY" arki'd Denton.
"I am Neslerov and came to liber
ate you ami Vladimir Paulpoit."
In tin' lij-ht of her lautern she could
see 11iin stare.
"You a Neslerov! When did you come
to Tomsk
"Two days ago. The governor is a
distant relation of mine. I am here
upon a mission that you will under
stand when 1 speak—the mystery of
Graslov."
"You are trying, you are seeking"—
"I am a cousin of that Princess Ne
Blerov who married the son of the Duke
of Graslov. Is that sufficient?"
"It Is. Then, if we work together,
justice will be done."
"First we must work to get out of
here," said Olga. "How were these
chains fastened?"
"With a small iron key. It was on a
long chain, so I presume It hangs In
that passage at the head of the stairs.
The stairs are not far from this spot.
It was not a long distance when I was
brought here."
"It may not be far, but In what direc
tion
"There was a stupid kind of fellow
down here once after I was brought In.
He brought me some food. I watched
him and think I can guide you to the
stairs. Count three passages to the
left from that black stone in tho wall."
"Yes this is tlie third."
"Now go through that till you reach a
heap of rubbish In a little court. I re
member the rubbish heap, for I stum
bled over it. At this rubbish heap the
passage divides, and one lane leads to
the left and the other to the right. The
one on the right will lead you to the
stairs."
"Come, Therese!"
Taking her lantern, Olga again start
ed, carefully following tho directions of
Denton. She found the rubbish heap
aud, taking the passage to the right,
soon came to the stairs. She left The
rese at the foot of the stairs while she
crept softly up.
In the guardroom Itzig still lay snor
ing, and Olga glanced at the door to
make sure tho bolt had not been dis
turbed. If a dozen Cossacks had been
hammering at the door she would not
have faltered now. She searched lu
the little passage and found a small
iron key suspended from a peg by a
chain.
"It must be the one," she said, and
she seized It and sped below.
"Remain here," she said to Therese,
"and if I am lost again you can guide
me back to the stairs as the American
guided us to him."
She wound her way through the pas
sages and at last reached Denton.
"You are a brave little woman," he
said. "I did not think there was a wo
man like you In the world—except one."
"I suppose you mean Frances Gor
don," said the princess.
"TP/io arc yout" asked Olga. "Why are
vou a prisoner heref"
"What! Do you know her?"
"I met her at the great fair In Mos
cow. She was very charitable."
While she talked she tried the key.
It fitted the locks In the clialus and one
by oue they dropped clunglug against
the wall, and Denton was free.
"Now, then," she said, "Vladimir
Paulpoff is here. Do you know how to
find him?"
"No I do not know where they put
him. I know it was not near me, for I
have becu calling him. I received no
answer."
"We cannot remain here In safety
much longer," she said. "The day
light will bring activity in the palace.
Jausky, superintendent of police, is
lying drunk In his office, and Itzlg,
the guard, is also uncousclous. The
superintendent will bo discovered and
there will bo an uproar. It will spoil
all if we are now discovered."
"We must make haste and find
Vladimir," said Denton. "I do not
f#o! that we can leave him. If they
discover my absence, they may kill
him."
"Find him if you can. If not, I must
watch over his welfare till you re
turn."
"Return! From Perm?"
"No. Perm is too far. have work
ed to bring the denouement in the pal
ace. I have sent a message to the
governor general nt Tobolsk. I havo
with mo a woman whose testimony Is
worth millions. All we need now is
what Papa Paulpoff cau tell us. You
must bring him."
"I will."
Ho tried to find some clew to tho
place where Vladimir was incarcer
ated, but there was nothing to guide
hiiu.
"I cannot find him, and I believe he
Is safer than you will be If Neslerov
traps you here. Neither you nor I will
ever get out alive. Wo must leave
him."
"Then come, and may God give him
his protection till we can give him
Justice!"
They hurried to the stairs. The door
was relocked, the iron key hung in
its accustomed place and the door to
the guardroom unbolted. The halls
were still lighted by the brilliant
lamps of the fete, though daylight was
coming on. But there was no one
Burring.
"Quick!" said Olga. "Let us under
stand each other. Therese, who is
here as my atteudant, is the widow of
a servant of the Graslov household—
IOXAIiQ_tltt_oldJLIIKFC.
.SjiejsewUliiut to
me mnn. *uas I'nruiporr spoKeii
'Yes. He told me all, and I was
about to start for Perm with the por
trait of Princess Alexaudra when I
was arrested by Jansky and brought
here."
'And now you are free! Why did
jou take this Interest In the mj'stery
of Graslov?"
"Because," he answered after a slight
pause, "Miss Gordon, whom I have
known for a long time, loves Vladimir,
aud 1 think Vladimir loves her."
"Ah," she exclaimed, peering at him
closely, "and for her—for her sake—
you wauted to publish—tho truth?"
"Yes, aud for his sake also."
"Then he Is uot the only one who
loves her, this American girl," she said.
Ills face became flushed, but he did
not answer.
Now go," she said. "Find Paulpoff
and bring him here. You know where
he is."
'He Is still In the hut at Tivoloffsky,
If Jansky has not spirited him away."
"Then look for him there, and If he
Is gone the governor general will help
us liml him. Oh, I wish De Mtiloff
would come!"
She sped into Jansky's room and re
phieed the keys in his pocket. Then,
returning, she said:
"God bless you! Help mo establish
the truth, and the gratitude of the Ne
slerovs will be yours."
"You may count on me," he answered
as he passed through the palace door.
I will bring old Paulpoff to tell the
truth."
tT6 BE CONTUT
USD.]
:, A BANK STORY.
An Incident Tliut Startled the Old
Lndy of Thrcadnuedlc Street.
Some yours ago the directors of tho
Bank of England were startled to re
ceive an invitation to meet an un
known man in the strongroom of the
bauk at midnight. "You think you Is
all safe hand you bank his safe, but
I knows better. I bin hinside the
bank the last 2 nltc hand you nose
nutlln about It. But I am nott a theaf
so hif yer will mett nice in the great
squur room, with all the mouelys, at
twelf 2 nlte, lie explain orl to you, let
only thor 2 cum down, and say nuflin
to nobody." The strongroom was
guarded the next night in spite of a
disposition to regard the letter as a
hoax by police and—nothing happeued.
The next phase of the mystery was
more astonishing than ever. A heavy
chest of papers and securities taken
from the strongroom arrived at the
bank, with a letter complaining that
the directors had set the police upon
the writer, and that ho had therefore
not appeared as he promised, but to
prove that he was neither a thief nor
a fool he sent a chest of papers he had
taken from the bank. Let a few gen
tlemen be alone In the room, and he
would join them at midnight, said the
writer, and to cut short a long and
strange chapter of bank history, a man
with a dark lantern burst into the
strongroom of the bank at midnight
after calling from behind the stone
walls for the directors to put out the
lights. He was one of a strange class
of men who gained a living by search
ing tho sewers at night, and through
an opening from a sewer be had found
his way into the richest room in the
world.—St. James Gazette.
The Strain on Parent*.
"What is moliair, mammy?" asked
Sally Peterson Jones, looking up from
her slow perusal of tho newspaper and
keeping her place on the page with a
dusky forefinger.
Mammy Jones began to rock faster.
'You know w'at hair is, I s'pose, don'
you?" she inquired.
"Oh, yas'm," responded Sally prompt
ly.
"Well, den, does you know w'at a mo
is?" asked her mother rocking still
faster.
"No'rn," admitted Sally with great
reluctance.
"Well, chile, you can't 'spec' me to
take de place ob a natchcl liist'ry ob
animals fo' you," said her mother calm
ly, allowing the rocking chair to slack
en its speed. "Wen you've hunted up
de mo in one ob your schoolbooks an'
know jes' what he looks like, come to
me, an* I'll 'splain de rest. But chillen
mus* und'take some work ou dere own
eddication, shorely. 'Taln't right fo'
payrents to do it all."
"AddrcNM im Above.'*
There is one lawyer in Brooklyn who
will never again make use of Latin
phrases in writing business letters. A
short time ugo he had to write a letter
to a client In a neighboring city regard
ing an important lawsuit that was to
come up before the court in the course
of a few days. The information he so
licited was highly essential to his case.
In writing this epistle he made use of
a letter head with his printed address
at the top. In closing his letter he sign
ed himself thus, "John Laugdon, ad
dress ut supra."
After waiting several days for the
reply, which did not come, he again
wrote his procrastinating client and
asked why he had not sooner auswered
his first letter. The next day he re
ceived a reply in which the client said
that he had answered the letter and
addressed it to "John Langdou, Ut
Supra, N. Y."
She Will Keep Her Word.
When Grandmother Pettingill makes
up her mind, she is as firm us a rock.
Nothing can move her. Perhaps it was
on this accouut that when she returned
from the celebration of the one hun
dredth anniversary of the settlement
of Shrubvillc and made such a deter
mined declaration nobody attempted
to Influence her.
"I've been there, and It's over "with,"
she said, "and now I'm home safe aft
er all the noise and bands and scared
horses and crying children and men
making speeches, I want to tell you
one thing. I shan't ever go to another
centennial in Shrubvllie, no matter
what the circumstances are and no
matter who asks me. You children
may as well bear that in mind."
MaldcnN Sold by Auction.
A singular custom obtains to this day
in some of the towns on the lower
Rhine—namely, that of "selling" maid
ens at public auction. For nearly four
centuries on Easter Monday—auction
day—the'town crier or clerk of St.
Goar has called all the young people
together and to the highest bidder sold
the privilege of dancing with the cho
sen girl, and her only, during the entire
year. The fees are put into the public
poor box.
A Serlouw Matter*
"So he's trying to live on other peo
ple's brains," said the publisher indig
nantly.
"What's the trouble? Has some one
been stealing the ideas from your
books?"
"I suppose so. But that's a minor
matter. They're trylug to coax away
the man who writes my advertise
ments."—Washington Star.

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Tho DnrmcNft -nme of Clicn*.
The Burmese game seems to be rath
er a heavy variety of chess, the pecul
iarity of It being that a pawn "queeus"
when It strikes au imaginary diagonal
line drawn from the player's left hand
corner to the right hand corner In front
of him—Ins opponent's left hand cor
ner. The. pieces are massed on the
player's right hand, but tho llireo priv
ileged pawns—there are only three
allowed to "queen"—can only "queen"
when the queen has been taken. Wo
should say here that no piece equiva
lent to our queen really exislts in east
ern chess, the most powerful piece be
ing equivalent to our rook or castle.
In the Burmese game the privilege of
translation confers no higher hand on
a piece than that ol "chekoy"—called
queen in European equivalence by vir
tue of its be mi unique—a piece pos
sessing scarcely more power than a
pawn. The usual move of the piece
called '"queen" in all oriental varie
ties of chess Is one square diagonally
and it Is never one of tho superior
pieces.—London Spectator.
THE WOODCOCK.
Wlirrc Does It Iilile During: the Molt*
1»K beaMouf
Jt is during the months of August
and September that the mystery of
the woodcock's life begins. This is
the molting season, when the bird
changes lis plumage before beginning
Its journey southward. At this time it
leaves the swamps. Where does it
go? That is a question which has nev
er yet received a satisfactory answer,
although each sportsman and natural
ist has Ills own opinion, and many fine
spun theories have been advanced.
Some say that the birds move toward
the north, some that they seek the
mountain tops, coming Into tlie swamps
to feed only after nightfall some that
they seek the corn Holds, and there
have been many other such theories.
Probably the truth lies lu a mean of
all these statements. I think it prob
able that tlie birds know the loss of
their feathers renders them to a cer
tain extent helpless and more exposed
to the attacks of tlielr natural enemies,
and they therefore leave the more open
swamps and hide lu the densest and
most tangled thickets. It Is certain
that they scatter, tor at this season
single birds are found in the most un
usual and unexpected places.
Years ago when shooting In Dutch
ess county, N. Y., I knew one or two
swamps, which we called molting
swamps, where in August wo wero
sure to find a limited number of birds.
These swamps were overgrown with
rank marsh grass and wore full of
patches of wild rose" and sweetbrler.
If we killed the birds which we found
there, we were sure In a week or ten
days to find their places filled by about
tho same number.—Outing.
MILITARY DISPLAY.
An Amusing lilt of Itoutlne In aNew
1 ork llotel.
There is no better place to mark the
increasing love of military display and
maneuvers than the lobby of a large
hotel. The colored help lu particular
are great soldiers. In one of tho Broad
way hotels uptown the colored hall
men arc changed at noon. Things were
quiet lu the lobby at that hotel today,
for the clerks and bookkeepers were
deep In their books, aud the loungers
were all sitting peacefully on the so
fas when the steady tramp, tramp of
what sounded like a regiment of infan
try broke the stillness.
The regiment consisted of six col
ored hallmen in blue and brass, with
an especially resplendent mulatto in a
more gorgeous uniform walking at the
head of the procession, says the New
York correspondent of the Pittsburg
Gazette. He lined his six men in front
of a bench before the desk, looked
xhem over snarply to see that they
wero "eyes front" and hissed "Atten
tion!" Then as lie clapped his hands
once the six men hinged their legs si
multaneously and drooped into their
seats like a row of wooden soldiers.
The mulatto wiped his brow with a
highly perfumed handkerchief, glanced
at the head clerk for approval aud as
the first man responded with a jerk to
the cry of "Front!" went to the main
doorway to look at the sunlight of
Broadway with the air of a successful
major general. The whole perform
ance was excruciatingly funny, but I
am sure that mulatto would have com
mitted assault and battery on any one
who dared to laugh.
The Wax li&Mcct.
Trees afford the birthplace and cra
dle of the wax insect, scientifically
called C'ossus pela. In the early spring
the bark of the boughs and twigs be
comes covered with brown pea shaped
scales, which can bo easily detached
aud which, when opened, reveal the
flowery looking mass of minute ani
mals, whose movements can Just bo
detected by the naked eye. In May
and June, however, the scales are
found to contain a swarm of brown
creatures with six legs and two an
tenna* each. Some of tho scales also
contain the white bag or cocoon of a
small black beetle, which, if left undis
turbed, burrows into and consumes
the scales. The Chinese say that this
beetle eats tho little wax iusects, and it
appears certainly the case that where
the parasite is most abuudant the
scales fetch a lower price in the mar
ket.—Chambers' Journal.
All In the Family.
They were discussing the factors
which make ftfr* success in the world,
when the knowing youug man said:
"There's nothing like force of char
acter, old man. Now, there's Jones.
Sure to make his way in the world.
Has a will of his own, you know."
"But Brown has something better in
his favor."
"What's that?"
"A will of his uncle."—Stray Stories.
Legal Point*.
"So he got out an injunction against
your company," we say pityingly.
"Why didn't you forestall him by get
ting an injunction to prevent the issu
ance of his injunction?"
"I couldn't. You see, he was slick
enough to get out au lujuuction against
my getting out an iujuuctlon against
his injunction!"—Baltimore Herald.
Ills Conscience.
First Bohemian (to second ditto)—I
can't for the life of me think why you
wasted all that time haggling with
that tailor chap and beating him down
when you know, old chap, you won't
be able to pay him at all.
Second Bohemian—Ah, that's it! I
have a conscience. I want the poor
chap to lose as little as possible!
Punch.
Hla Art.
"Oh, Mr. Growelle," gushed Miss
Nupson, "how did you ever learn to
paint such beautiful pictures?"
"I asked a man once," replied tho art
ist, "and he told me how."—Indianapo
lis News.
-..^-'s. "i
"•J*?*
Mtfn natn Were Introduced to the
South African Sava«o«.
Andries De dhers, a Boer, was the
person who tirst introduced hats auioug
Uie South African natives, says the
Hatters iiuzette, and profit, not phi
lanthropy, was his motive. One morn
ing many years ago he chanced In Port
Elizabeth to come across a consign
ment of damaged hats offered for a
mete song. He bousrht tho whole lot,
packed them away in his wagon and
started for Kathrlaiul.
When he reached Tombuland, ho un
loaded his stock, opened his kegs of liq
uor, without which no trade was made
in those days, aud began business. Hut
he found his venture likely to prove an
unprolilable one. The natives did not
want bats. They wanted blankets and
beads and looking glasses and above
all liquor, but they looked askance at
liats. Then a bright idea came to An
dries. He wanted to introduce those
hats. He did Introduce them. His sim
ple expedient was to refuse to sell any
thing to a Kaffir unless ho bought a
hat too. Tho Kaffirs wanted his goods,
so they bought the hats.
When a Kaffir buys anything, he
feels bound to make use of It. The na
tives therefore donned their head gear
and returned to their kraals. Now ap
peared the brilliancy of tlie trader's
idea. Fashion rules the world. It Is as
strong in Africa as in America, and
when those who had stayed at homo
saw the travelers return In nil the glo
ry of this strange covering they felt
behindhand and old fashioned. Their
desire to possess the latest thing lu
hats became Intense. They paid An
dries a visit, and his stock no longer
hung heavy upon his hands. The hats
were soon sold.
This happened some time ago, and
now every trading store keeps a supply
of hats constantly on hand. They are
said to bo manufactured expressly for
tho natives, and no one who glauces at
tho show will doubt It.
A JUGGLER'S TRICK.
Clever Feat of THIIHIOII Performed by
an CuHt Indian.
The wonderful teats of East Indian
Jugglers have formed the theme of
many a letter lrom travelers in tho
orient, but none is more surprising than
that for which an old scadog vouches.
While he was an officer on board a
P. and O. steamship two natives came
aboard at Madras, he says. They were
a Juggler and his assistant. After they
had performed a number of minor
feats and gathered quite a crowd
around them they called for a sack
and a piece of sailcloth.
These having been provided, the
chief juggler made a small tentlike
structure with the canvas and some
stools. Ho then placed his assistant
in the sack aud allowed a sailor to tie
the knot which bound him a fast pris
oner. This done, the chief carried the
sack Into an open space, warning the
people to stand back some distance,
and then carried on an animated con
versation with his assistant, whose re
plies could be distinctly heard coming
from the sack. Suddenly the chief
rushed forward, picked up the sack
and dumped it overboard, where, to
the horror of tho passengers and crew,
it sank out of sight.
Immediately the captain rushed for
ward and seized the man, under tho
full belief that he had murdered lus
companion, but the juggler only
smiled and, pointing to the canvas,
asked that it be raised. This was
done, and the supposed drowned man
was discovered squatting ou the deck.
So realistic had been the throwing
overboard, however, that It was some
time before the surprised passengers
could realize a murder had not been
committed.
Church and Workmen.
It would be an exaggeration to say
that all working people feel antago
nistic toward tho church. Their geueral
attitude is rather that of indifference.
The thinking poor are well enough
aware that there Is nothing unnatural
in the situation and that If the tables
were so turned that world advantage
shifted to their side It would probably
remain uuchauged. At times their feel
ing, especially toward the clergy, Is cu
riously sympathetic. "Say," remarked
a labor leader of vivid mind to the
writer—"say, I'm awfully sorry for
ministers. Most of them are real good
men. They know well enough what
Christ meant, and they'd like first rate
to preach if they dared. But, Lord,
how can they? They've got to draw
their salaries they've got families to
support." All this quite without a
touch of Irony.—Vida D. Scudder in
Atlantic.
Palling Oat the Pees.
Susie, aged four, had been out iu the
country on a visit. Ou her return sho
urged her mother to let her keep a
cow.
"But, Susie," said the mother, "there
is no one here to take care of the cow
•nd milk it."
"Oh, yes. I'll do that, mamma."
"Can you milk a cow? How do you
do it?"
"Oh, I know how. I'll just pull the
pegs out like the man does."—Lipplu
cott's.
Anxious Father—Do the best you can
for Uim, doctor. That Is all I can ask.
If it Is the will of Providence—
Surgeon—Don't try to place the re
sponsibility ou Providence in this ease,
Mr. McJoues. You bought tho toy pis
tol for the boy yourself.
Don't be imposed upon by taking
substitutes offered for Foley's Honey
and Tar. Sold by Denton & Ward.
The newest lighthouse on the French
coast shows a beam visible at a dis
tauce of 39 nautical miles in clear
weather. It ia situated on the Isle
Vierge, off the French coast, to the
northeast of Dshant, the lantern being
244 feet above sea level.
Foley's Honey and Tar positively
cures all throat and lung diseases. Re
fuse substitutes. Sold by Denton &
Ward.
Better lose your argument than your
friend.—Ram's Horn.
Beport from the Reform^School.
J. G, Gluck, Superintendent, Pruuty
town, \V. Va., writes: "After trying all
other advertieed cough medicines we
have decided to use Foley's Honey and
Tar exclusively in the WeBt Virginia
Reform School. I lind it the most ef
fective and absolutely harmless." Sold
by Denton & Ward.
An industrial and agricultural school
for colored youths of Maryland was
opened last month near Laurel, in that
state,
A Timely Topic.
mm.
A recent report shows that 2,5911
Christians were murdered in 1!K)1 by
the TurkB. In only U1 cases were the
murderers punished, and then with not
more than four yeare' imprisonment.
Coughs, Colds, and Constipation.
Pew people realize when taking cough
medicines other than Foley's Honey
and Tar, that they contain opiates which
are constipating besides being unsafe,
particularly for children. Foley's Honey
and Tar contains no opiates, is safe and
Bure and will not constipate. Sold by
Denton & Ward
In France it is illegal to catch frogs
at night.
A kidney or bladder trouble can al
ways be cured by using Foley's Kidney
Cure in timo. Sold by Denton & Ward.
The records left by the I'hoenecians,
Assyrians and ancient Persians show
that among all thot.e nations the use of
perfumes
WBB
very common.
A Thousand Dollar's Worth of Good.
A. II. 'ilmrnes, a well known coal
operator of UulTalo, O writes, "1 have
been aillicted with kidney and bladder
trouble for years, passing gravel or
stones with excruciating pain. 1 got no
relief from medicines until I began
taking Foley's Kidney Cure, then the
result was surprising. A few doses
started the linck
duBt
like line stones
and now 1 have no pain across my
kidneys and I feel like a new man
It has doeame a sJlOlio worth of good."
Sold by Denton & Ward.
A melon patch in a cornlield will
sometimes neutralize the work of the
local Sunday school.
A Cold Wave.
The forecast of sudden changes iu the*
weather serves nonce that a hoarse
voice and a heavy cough may invade
the sanctity of health in your own
home. CautiouB people have a bottle of
One Minute Cough Cure always ut
hand. K. II, Wise. Madison, (ia., writes
"I am indebted to One Minute Cough
Cure for my present good health, and
probably my life. It cures Coughs,
Colds, LaUrippe, JJronchitis, Pneumonia
and all Throat and I.ung troubles
One Minute Cough Cure cuts the
phlegm, draws out the inllamniation,
heals and soothes the mucous mem
branee and strengthens the lungs
Smith liro3.
The largest dorr.e in tho world is that
of the Lutheran church at Warsaw
Its interior diameter is 200 feet. That
of the Uritish museum library is 130
feet.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Digests all clastes of food, tones and
strengthens the stomach and digestive
organs. Cures Dyspepsia, Indigestion,
stomach Troubles, and makes rich red
blood, health aud strength. Kodol re
builds wornout tissues, purities,
strength
ens and Bweeteus the stomach. (Jov lj
W. Atkinson, of W. Va., says: I have
used a number of
bottleB
of Kodol and
have found it to be very eilective and,
indeed, a powerful remedy for Btomach
ailments. I recommend" it to my
friends. Smith iiros.
Meat originally meant any kind of
food.
What's iu a Name
Kverything is in the name when it
comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E. C. De
Witt i!c Co. of Chicago, discovered,
bome year6 ago, how to make a salve
from Witch Hazel that is a specilic for
Piles. For Piles, eczema, cuts, burns,
bruises and all Bkln diseases DeWitt's
Salve has no equal. This haB given
rise to numerous worthless counterfeits.
Ask for DeWitt's—the genuine, Smith
Bios.
XOT1CK OF l.KVY AM) SA1.K
STATE Ob' IOWA, I
Delaware County.
To Frank B. Dickey, Susie K. Dickey, .1. A.
Thomas. John DolpUfn. as trustee of the estate
of Frank B. Dickey aud A. K. Duulim. co-part
ners under the linn luuuo of Frank 1!. Dickey &
Co. bankrupts, ana all whom It may concern:
You are hereby noltllcd that byl virtue or
special execution directed to me from tho Clerk
of tho District Court of Delawaro County, Iowa,
on a judgment* rendered lu said Court on the
isth day of October. A. D. looa.in favor of S. s.
Sipilres ana Jerry Mahonoy, aud aealust Frank
11. Dickey und Susie K. Dickey for the sum of
Three Thousand Eight Hundred forty four and
thirty three one huudretb» dollars, with Interest
thereon at 7 percent, per aunum lrom tho 18th
day of October, A. D. laoa. and the further sum
of Seventy elaLt and forty four oue hundredths
dollars, attorneys' foes, besides the costs of suit,
taxed at Thirty nine and torty ono hundrotlis
dollars, I havo levied upon the followiug des
cribed real estate, as tho property of the said
derendant, Frank B. Die key to satisfy said exe
cution. to wit: Lot Five of the Subdivision of
tlio North half of the Southwest quarter of Sec
tloii 12 the East half of tlie Noriiuvost quarter
ol Section 12 tho west three quarters of tho
west hQlf of the Northoast quarter of Secttou 12
the Northwest Quartor of the Southeast quarter
of Section 1-2. all situated in township 87. north,
Kanse 5, wost of tho r-th 1* At., said Lots boiusr
particularly described by metes aud bouuds us
lollows Commencing at a polut 59 links west
and 12 chains and co links south of tho North
west corner of tho Northeast quarter of tho
Southwest quarter of Section u, thence south 7
chains and 36 links to a point links west
from the Southeast corner of tho Northwest
quarter of tbo Southwest quarter of Section 12.
thence (Var. decrees 13 minutes east), 30
chains and 82ri links to tho Southeast
comer of
said Northeast quartor of theSouthwestquarter,
thenco(Var. degrees 50 minutes east) North
*20 chains, aud 3 lluks to the Northeast cornor of
said northeast uuarter of the
Southwest quarter,
iheuco(Var. 5 degrees t3 minutes oast), wost
20 chains aud 07 lluks to a point 59 lluks west
from tho Northwest cornor of tlie Northeast
quarter of the Southwest quartor of saiij Soct'on
12.
The Responsibility.
thence south 4 chains and IHJ links, thenco
(Var. 4 degrees 4'J mluutes east), south 87 de
grees aud 55 mluutes oast, 3 chains aud 18 links,
thence south 2 clmlus and links, iheucn wo«t
I chain ancl 10 links, thence south 4 chains and
7i links, thenco west 2 chains
and links to tho
place of beglnulng. containing 39 SlMUu acres.
And I will nroceed to sell said property or so
ueh thereof as may bo necessary to satisfy
said execution aud the costs aud accruiug costs,
(subject to redemption) at public auction, to the
highest and best bidder for cash in hand, on the
20dayof December, A. D. IM2. iu front of tlie
Court House in Manchester,
Hi Delaware County,
Iowa, at two o'clocu, lk. M., of said day, when
and where due atteudauce.
will be given by the
uudersigued.
Dated this 25th day of November. A. D., I'K)-'.
R. \V. FISHEL.
50-W2 sheriff of Delaware County, Iowa.
Boy's Life Saved from Membranous
Croup.
O. W. Lynch, a prominent citizen of
Winchester, Iod., writes, "My little boy
had a severe attack of membranous
croup, and only got relief after taking
Foley's Honey and Tar. He got relief
after one dose and 1 feel that it saved
the life of my boy.". Refuse substitutes.
Sold by Denton & Ward.
Sheriff's Sale.
NOTICE Is IlKitKitY GIVEN, That by virtue of
Special Executlou, to ino directed, dated Nov.
22nd, liMKi, and issued out of tho oillce cf tho
Clerk of the District
Court of the state or Iowa,
in aud for DolawareCounty, upou a judgmeut
roudcred lu said Court on the I8ih day of Octob
er, 1D02, iu favor of J. A. Thomas and agalust
Frank ll. Dickey I ha\o levied upon tbo follow
ing described property as tho property of the
said Frauk U. Dickey et al to-wlt:
Tho undivided one half of 27 cows, 5 yoarUug
heifers, 4 heifer calves and 5 steer calves togeth
er with 15 large hogs all situated ou tho Frauk
B. Dickey farm iu Hazel Green township. Dela
ware Couuty, Iowa, it having been found by tho
Court that of tho aforesaid hogs aud said 5
etcer calves havo beeu sold and the plaintiff's
uudivlded one half of tho proceeds turned over
to the said Johu Dolphin,
trustee in Bankruptcy,
and that the plalntifr is eutitled to the said
sum so turned over to said trustee viz. one
hundred and twelve and llity one-hundredth
dollars, ill ia.r.o.) And that on the auh day of
December 11)02. between tho hours of o'clock
a. in. aud 4 o'clock p. sale to commence at
Uie hour of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day. at the
Court House door In Manchester, Couuty of
Delaware aud State of Iowa, 1 will proceed to
sell said property, or so much thereof as may bo
necessary to satisfy said execution, amouutlug
10
At this season of coughs and colds it
is well to know that Foley's Honey and
Tar is the greatest throat and lung re
medy. It cures quickly and prevents
serious results from a cold, Sold by
Denton & Ward.
*f,°.ur thousand throe hundred twenty live
and llf ty-two«ono hundredth dollars debt,Eighty
three aud llfteou oue hundredth dollars Attor*
ney's fee, ancl twelve and sixty oue hundredth
Dollars cost, together with Interest and ac
cruing costs, at public auction, to the highest
and best bidder for cash
Dated this 25tli day of November, A. D., 1902.
R. W. FI8HEL.
50-3w li&gC Sheriff of Delaware County, Iowa,
B-

Illinois Central
EXCURSION RATES.
Excursion tickets will be sold by the Illinois
Central, to tho points, and at rates, as follows:
Fare and onc-tlili'd on Certificate Plan.
Organs. La.,—Annual Convention
.Natio
nal Uunlwaro Ass n, November »-21
,,^ew prli-aus. La., Annual Moetlng American
I ublle Health Ass'n, Dec. 8-13.
Ol'HN RATE OF ONE FARE I'LUS $2-00
Home-seekers' Excursions,West. South South*
east and South-west, Nov. 4 and 18, Doc. 2 and
io. .Ian 6 and 20, Fob. 3 ami 17, March 3 and 17,
April 7 and 2!.
LESS THAN ONE FARE.
One Way, Second-class, Colonists' Rates to
points in tho South.vsouth-east and South-west
at a rate of one-half of tho tlrst-class one way
rates, plus $2 00, tickets on sale Nov, 4 and 18
Dec. '2 and 1(1, Jan. o. and 20, Feb. 3 and 17.
March 3 and 17, April 7 and 41.
J. F. Mhttiiv Asst. ?en. Pass. Agent,
Dubuque, lowa-
Farm For Sale.
A line Stock and Dairy farm of 200 acrcs 5
miles south of Manchester, mile from railroad
station and creamery. Comfortable house,
f.ood horso aud cow baru, hog house, corn cribs
and other out buildings, a line well of water
with wind mill attached, 10 acres of snioudld
limhor 3
miles eaat of farm will bo sold with
Hhino if desired. For terms inquire of
8r,tf
AUNICK DUNHAM OR
O. A. DUNHAM,
Manchester, Iowa.
R. W. TIRR1LL
Is Loaning Honey as chead
as any person or Corpora
tion.
DOUGLASS, the Photo
grapher.
Go to Douglass
For FINE PICTURES.
Dr. llirl Ustagtr.
The Regular and Reliable Chi
cago Specialist will be at Man
chester, Clarence House,
Monday, Dec. 29,
one day only and return once
every 28 days. Office hours 8 a,
m. to 6 p. m.
Independence, Gedney Hotel, Tueaday,
Dec. 30.
•Aim putuiancmciy cue oases no tmaertaitcs
nut sends tie lueurablo nome without takluea
.. from them. iMa N \vhy hu continues his
i.'lts year lifter doctors have
:ude a low visits am#-
p^*srVn
=7=
A Burning jusstion
at present is that of
1 Coal
We have on hand a
choice assortment of tho most
desirable grades of soft coal
at the lowest prices consistent
with the market. All coal
promises to be scarce later in
the season and prices will
rule hi'dier.
HOLLISTER
LUMBER
COMPANY.
1
."?r is an eminently
'ifonlo diseases,
hi a fo ./ mluutes.
Treats all Table eases of Catarrh, Nose,
hroat and Lung uiseases. Uyo f-nd liar.
Momach, I.iver aud Kidneys, Gravel, cumai
(ism, Paralysis Neuralgia, Isvrvous and Heart
.l!*easos. Blood ». I SlUu d: jasea, Epilepsy,
wights Dtseaso .. Cot-Gumption in early
jtajje diseases
uftheUladder and
Female Organs,
i.limoratid Tobacco habit. Stammering cured
:ind sure mot hods to prevent its recurrence Riven.
A nover-falllUK remedy *r Hlir Nock.
l'JLES, FISTUlAi- an.1 KUPTUUE euaran.
teed cured without detention from busluoss.
speciul attention piveit io all Surgical
and all diseases of tho ISye, Ear.
Xo.sonml Throat.
(ilu.s.scM iittml anil guaranteed. Granulated
lids,Cataract, Cross Kyes straightened without
jt.Hln.
NERVOUS DEBILITY.
Aro
y°u
nervous and despondent: weak and
debilitated tired mornings no ambition—life*
less memory poor easily fattened excitable
aud Irritable eyes suuken, red and blurred
"'""Meson face dreams niul night losses res£
i-iuij-ii.a uii kiwi, uiu.uus uim uiKutlosses rest
loss, haggard looking weak back deposit In
".rlue and drains at stool: distrustful want of
ciufidonco: lack of^energy and strength?
Private Diseases a Spec
ialty,
Blood] Poison, Nervousness, Dizziness, De«
eetlve Memory and other ailments which ruin
body and.'mlnd positively curod.
WONDERFUL CURES
undertakes no luouraole cases,
out euro thousands given up to die.
Consultation Free and Confidential.
Address,
DR. WILBERT SHALLENBERGER,
146 Oakwood Blvd., Ohloano.
Reference: Drexol State Bank,
n,
M. LEKOY Prest. H. A, GRANGER Cashier.
K. ('. 1JHSNER, Asst. Cashier
A, H. BI.AKE, 1st. V. President.
II. C. HAEBKRLE, 2nd. V. President,
First National
BANK,
MANOHESTER. IOWA.
CAPITAL. $50,000
General
Banking
Business
Compound Vapor and Sham
poo Baths.
Baths
ETS, GOLD SPECTACLES, MAN
TEL CLOCKS, SILK UMBREL
LAS, GOLD PENS.
Come and seo the many 4hing£ ire
havo not space to list. *'J
W. N. BOYNTON.
Delaware County
STATE I
Manchester, Iowa.
Capital and Surplus $90,000.
—OFFICERS-
WM, C. CAWLEY,
R. W. TIRRILL,
CHAS. J. SEEDS,
C. W. KEAGY,
sad
Transacted.
interest Paid on Time Deposits.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
FOR RENT.
R. R. Robinson, M- P. LeRoy.
E. M.Carr, M. Beehlor,
H.A.GraoKor, A.H.Blake, A
II. A. von Oven, H. O. Haoberlo
L. L. lloyt,
First National Bank, Dubuque, Iowa
Central National Bank New York City.
Commercial National Bank. Chicago, Ills.
Moat all dis
eases are caused
by poisonous sec
rotion8, which
clog the wheels
of NATURE.
Vapor
and
Shampoo.
The name and
the symptoms
may bo different
but the cause of
disease can us
ually be traced
to tho impenect aotlon ol tho millions
of pores of tho haman body. A bath in
accordanco with scientific require*
monts is tho best preventative and
remedy known. The methods employ
ed by mo are the most scientific evor
invented or discovoiod (or dispelling
disease. Results toll ttio dtory. Give
me a trial. This is the Conant system
of baths. A competent lady attendant
In charge of tho ladies department.
Office and bath rooms on Franklin
street, opposite Globe Hotel.
6W
Q. D. QATC3.
W. N. BOYNTON,
HAS
Ladies and dents Gold Watches
in all sizes kinds and 6tyles,
Ladies, Gents and Chrlldrens Rings
from DIAMONDS, OPALS, EMER­
ALDS, rEAKLS.ETC., down to
PLAIN GOLD BANDS.
WEDDING RINGS.
SOr.ID STERLING SILVER PORKS,
TABLE, DESERT and TEA SPOONS,
NAPKIN RINGS, ETC., ETC., ETC
Also largo lino of Bost Brands of—
SILVER PLATED SPOONS, FORKS,
KNIVES, TEA SETS, WATER SETS
CAKE BASKETS, BUTTER DISHES,
ETC., ETC.
CARVING KNIVES and FORKS, LADIES
GUARD CHAINS, GENTS VEST CHAINS,
EMBLEM RINGS, CHARMS, LOCK-
I
''I
"U
4S
President.
Vice President
Cashier.
Ass't. Cashier.
DIRECTORS
wM i.'TIRRILL.
W. G. J\fcJ*\ON. H. jp". ARNOLD
M. H. WILLISTON. GEO. W. DUNHAM,
h. 1\ bEKDb. C. W. KEAGY,
CHAS. J. SEEDS.
A general banking business transacted In all
branches. Drafts sold, payable anywhere In the
Uulted Mates, hugland, Ireland and Europe.
Interest -paid 011 Time Deposits at
current rates, which can be made in
any sum from one dollar up.
Deposit -Boxes for rent, for
valuable papers, etc., all guarded by Urn?
Steamship Tickets for sale to and lrom all
parts of turopo.
Prlyato personal checking accounts received
from ladles.
Tho banking business of tho public Is respect
rully solicited, and we assure all our customers
evory accommodation consistent with good busi
ness methods.
When you want
I
tali
cures
i.»ii "Vt y.• n'o baftled tho
kill of all other physlcluns. ills hospital ex.
:»'neuC0 and extensive pr:-f!ce have mado him
io proficient that ho cau name and locate a dis*
vi'io
Fine FfVliure
AI
V^$ir
Fair Prices
GO TO .'4
Werkmeister's
AT
Undertaking Solicited
F. WERKMEIS"1""
Earlville, Iowa-
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Earlville.
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