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The Secret Dispatch
By JAMES GRANT CHAPTER XXll. —(Continued.) “Heaven be blessed for this new omen of success!” exclaimed Balgonie in French. ‘‘And you were not drowned?” “No; I swam down the Neva, under water, escaping many a bullet —got ashore and reached the old place in the wood where Olga, the gypsy, stained my face, trimmed and dyed my beard, as you see. She is quite an artist, that girl! Even Mariolizza would not know me iow.” Balgon’e sighed as the poor fellow spoke. He evidently knew nothing of the barbarities to which she had been subjected, so Balgonie resolved, merci fully, to keep him in ignorance; and they proceeded at an easy pace together; he keeping his horse close by the shaft of the wagon, on which the pretended peas ant rode; and, as they spoke in French, a language unknown to their ignorant and half savage escort, Usnkoff, in re ferring to the late event and its failure, poured out all the bitterness, the hate and fury of his soul against the gov ernment, the councilors and the rule of the empress; and. of course, entered with fervor into the scheme of an escape with Natalie. But still their ultimate plans were undecided when they saw the red flash of the evening gun, as it pealed from Schlusselburg, amid the murky haze of a wet and stormy sunset; and ere long they saw the lights that glittered at times front amid the massive towers and black outline of that old castle stream ing and wavering on the turbulent wat ers of the lake and the wet slimes of the sluices and ditches. W hen, all dripping and jaded, the es cort halted and dismounted under the castle arch, Balgonie found that some changes were taking place in the execu tive of the fortress. CHAPTER XXIII. Bernikoff, whose wounds had been in flamed to gangreDe, was at that moment actually on his deathbed, with Father Chrysostom kneeling by his side. The old sinner was in all the agonies and ter rors of reviewing his past life on one hand and anticipating the coming change cn tlie other. Bernikoff was dying in the habit of a friar, with cowl, tord, beads and sandals, hoping even on his deathbed, as Ivan the Terrible hoped, when similarly arrayed and disguised, to cheat the devil if that dread person age came for his sinful soul. Leaving this scene, Balgonie present ed the order of Gen. Weytnarn and that of the treasurer to Captain Vlasfief, who was now in command, and to whom he stated that “the prisoner referred to was Mademoiselle Natalie Mierowna.” “Carl Ivanovitch,” said the captain, “you cannot think of leaving to-night in such a storm of wind and rain?” “I've seen worse in Silesia.” said Bal gonie, looking to the locks of his pistols. “What of that?” “But the verbal order of the general was most peremptory.” “Ah! and you have brought a wagou for the money?” “A wagon for the prisoner also—so be quick, captain.” “ 'Tis a large sum in roubles,” mused the other. “I am in haste to be gone! the pris oner—you hear me, sir?” said Balgonie, impatiently. "You seem more anxious about the prisoner than the treasure!” responded Vlasfief, sulkily, but still delayed to move. “You have niv orders—l come in the name of the empress—let there be no delay. Captain Vlasfief,” was the curt reply. "Bring in two Cossacks of the escort; the money is here in seventy bags, each containing a thousand roubles.” “Excuse me. but the order of the im perial treasurer says expressly eighty sealed bags of a thousand each,” said Balgonie, trembling with anxiety, yet compelled to appear to take an interest when he really felt none. “Ten thousand are missing,” said Vlas fief, leisurely. “Suppose,” he added, in a whisper, “suppose we divide the lost sum .and offer a thousand to the treas urer?” “Imposihle, sir!” said Balgonie, with e fiery and impatient manner. “Well, well—there are the other ten sealed bags,” added Captain Vlasfief. with a dark and stealthy frown of greed and hate, as the Cossacks tossed the whole among the straw of the wagon. “It matters little; but I hope you may not find the road beset, and so lose the whole.” "To he forewarned, sir, is to be f e armed,” said Balgonie, touching his pis tols, for he quite understood the treach ery implied, nad only trembled lest it might mar his dearest plans. "And now, sir. for my prisoner.” “If she be not drowned, for the lower vaults are apt to be flooded on such a night as this,” said Vlasfief, spitefully. Writhing under the keen glances of this lowborn Muscovite, Balgbnie felt that all now depended upon his outward and assumed bearing of coolness and carelessness. Night favored him in this, and his face was almost concealed. Could anyone then have read his heart, as he. Usakoff, two Cossacks and two soldiers of the main guard made their way down, down through dark and slimy passages and stairs, till they were foot deep and then knee deep in the water that flooded the low and humid corridors, off which were the arched doors of numerous cells —corridors where spiders spun their webs, rats were swimming and terrified bats flew wildly to and fro! Ere long they reached the door, through the crannies of which despair ing cries and painful gaspings had been ! heard, and after unlocking forced it j open by main strength. A great flood of water poured from the aperture amid the darkness, and with it came the body of poor Natalie, who was j well-nigh drowned. So the red light seen by Natalie was no fancy, but that of the lamp which was borne by one of those who came just I in time to save her from the same terri ble death by which the Princess Orloff perished. Lest all might be perilled by a reoog nil ion, Rnlgonie was compelled to retire j and leave her in the chaplain's hands till | she was restored to consciousness, to s warmth, and till she was habited anew: and he passed three dreadful hours of doubt and anxiety, while pacing to and : fro in the cold and gloomy archways of j the fortress, and having to conceal his j face w lien she was brought forth and supported into the wagon. Usakoff sprang on the shaft and flourished his j whip; then .he Cossacks and Balgonie ■ put spurs on their chargers, and clattered over the wet drawbridge just as the j passing belt for the departure of Brrni- : koff's tortured spirit rang ominously and solemnly on the stormy gusts of that' black and gloomy night. Balgonie. instead oi proceeding by the way he had come, avoided the town of Schlusselburg and wheeled off to the right, committing himself partly to the guidance of I’sakoff, and quite in ignoi- ' auce th*t, about an hour before. Vlas fief. whj could by no means let so many j roubles escape without paying toll, bad j beset two of the roads by chosen follow- j era of his own —men whom he hoped might pass for some of the adherents of s the late Prince Ivan, rescuing the daugh ter of the exiled Mierowitz. A strange incident occurred before the interment of old Bernikoff. who had a pompons military funeral. The bot tom of hie grave was found to be on fire. A Scottish doctor attempted to explain this as resulting from a species of iron-stone, which was satur ated with the phosphorus supplied by the bones of old interments, and which Lad been ignited by the friction of the sex ton's shovel: but the superstitious Rus sians took a very different and much more diabolical view of the matter, and laughed to scorn the learned opinion of the Scottish pundit. CHAPTER XXIV. Their horses were tolerably refreshed by the halt at Schlusselburg, and so the whole party pushed on at a brisk pace by the road toward the frontiers of Finland—the Cossacks of the escort, whatever they thought, making neither remark nor inquiry, as they trusted obe diently and implicitly to the officer who led them; but the darkness of the Oc tober morning, the deep and muddy, stony and rough, nature of the roads, and the evidence of the storm, ere long began to have a severe effect upon their cat tle, and, to the great satisfaction of Bal gonie, two of the troopers gradually dropped to the rear and were seen no more. Now the corporal of the Cossacks ven tured to hint that “perhaps they were not pursuing the way they had come, as the lights in St. Isaac’s Cathedral must have been visible long ago”; but Balgo nie replied, haughtily and briefly, that he “had special orders.” Then the corporal urged a short halt, as the horses were sinking; but again Balgonie replied, that he “had peculiar orders, and* must push on.” After passing a little village with a windmill, several miles from the shore of the Lake of Ladoga, the road dipped down into a dark hollow, between im pending crags bf granite, the gray faces of which were beginning to brighten in the first light of the lagging October sun. The rain and wind were over; the hollow way was full of rolling and per plexing mist; but Usakoff affirmed with confidence that he knew the country well. Out of the gray vapor, from both sides of the path, there Hashed, redly and luridly, five or six muskets! One bullet struck white splinters from the wagon, eliciting a shriek from its occupant; an other whistled through the mane of Charlie's horse; and a third killed one of the Cossacks, who died without a groan. ' The way was beset by armed men, whose numbers 'asd disposition, the dim light, or rather, the darkness anl the mist, alike served to conceal. “Make way, in the name of the Em press!” cried Balgonie, dashing forward with his saber drawn: “nay, I command you, on your peril and allegiance!” he added, as the threaten r words of Vlas fief occurred to him ad, to his aston ishment and disma; e saw that person age actually appear, mounted and arm ed. His party, who seemed all on foot, were clad like peasants, but were arm ed with muskets, which they were rap idly casting about and reloading. “Halt! In the name of the Empress —halt, I command you! for this is not the way to St. Petersburg, whither the prisoner and treasure were to be con veyed. Treason! treason!” shouted the Staff Captain Vlasfief. Balgonie fired a pistol at his head; but the Captain’s horse reared, or was com pelled to do so by bit and spur, for the bullet pierced its throat; and with an oath, Vlasfief fell on the pathway, en tangled in the stirru-ps as the animal sank under him. Tlie three remaining Cossacks, who were somewhat bewildered by the at tnck, by the appearance of Vlasfief. whom they knew, and whose confident bearing confirmed certain gathering sus picions that something was wrong as to their route, now drew their sabers, aimed several blows at Usakoff’s head, and endeavored to cut the reins of his horse, or stab it between th shafts, as he lashed the animal almost to racing speed, and the light wagon jolted, rolled and bounded along the rough road be hind it. By nnothor pistol shot Balgonie rid himself of the Cossack corporal, whose bridle arm he broke, while facing about and galloping in the rear of the wagon, and now, with wild halloes, the entire party of armed men followed it on foot, with all speed, up a steep elope, over which the path wound. Usakoff ground his teeth, for he was without weapons, and passive in the flying combat; but, being fertile in expe dients, he tore open a bag of roubles, and scattered them on the upland road with a readj and reckless hand. The bright coins proved too exciting for the cupidity of the pursuers, who loitered to pick them up, tumbling, scrambling, rising and falling over each other, with shouts, curses and maledic tions; their firearms sometimes exploding the while: and so the whole were speed ily left behind, as the wagon, guarded now by Balgonie alone, was driven along a lonely and unfrequented road that led to the little town of Pomphela. "Thanks, dear I’sakoff—thanks for your presence of mind,” said Balgonie; "I had forgotten all about those roubles. To lighten the wagon let us throw out those remaining bags—this perilous lum ber. the intended recapture of which has nearly cost us our lives —honor —all, at the hands of Vlasfief.” "Nay. nay, never! Lumber, say you? The roubles are Natalie’s—hers and mine—hers and yours, when you wed her; they have saved us once, and may do so again,” replied I’sakoff, cheer fully. as the sun burst forth in his clear October splendor, and they saw the dome shaped cupola of the Church of Porr.- phela rising with a golden gleam from amid the white morning haze. There Balgonie’s uniform and display of gold roubles operated powerfully on the postmaster, who, without asking for passports or other papers, at once, and in the name of the Empress, supplied them with fresh horses for the frontier, toward which, after procuring some proper nourishment and restoratives for Natalie, they pushed on without a mo ment of unnecessary delay. "Ah,” thought Balgonie. with a shud der and a prayer: "had Jagouski’s name not been omitted in that order of Wey mnro. where would she have been now:’ Pale with sorrow and long suffering, hor face was still beautiful, though sore ly wasted: the deep, thoughtful eyes had yet a wealth—a world of tenderness in their liquid depths: and the long, dark hair was thick, soft and wavy as ever. ■ j:s it fell in masses behind the small. | compact ami fiuely formed head. All was changed now. and. as she laid her head on Charlie's breast, she felt content —almost happy: and the hor rors that hung over her family alone pre vented her, as yet. from being com- j ptotely so. No trace of pursuers was behind them now. though their .flight must by this time have been known both in the capita! and at Schlusselburg. But in those days there were neither railroads cor electric telegraphs: so. riding on more leisurely. Balgonie changed horses again near \ i borg. and ere long the great Lake of Salma appeared before them, with the distant hills of Swedish Finland beyond its friendly waters. A boat was procured there: the wag on was abandoned: and with a sbont of joy, Usakoff assisted the Finnish boat man to hoist th* great iugsail to catch the breeze of a balmy and beautiful even ing, as they bade a iong farewell to Ftnsaia and all its terrors. In a quaint old church of Finland, by the eastern shore of the Lake of Saima, and in view of its little archipelago of granite isles—a lonely little faue, buried amid groves of plum and cherry trees, built of wood and painted red. with a little bell jangling in its humble belfry —Charlie Balgonie and his future bride were united by the old curate; and there a thousand roubles spent among the poor spread in the primitive district a happi ness the vradition of which is still re membered with many a grateful exag geration. After this, poor Usakoff, finding him self perhaps, as a third person, rather in the way, left them to become a soldier of fortune; and he is supposed to have perished in one of the Polish struggles for freedom; at least they beard of him no more after their final journey to Scot land. Two years before these events Char lie’s uncle, Gamaliel Balgonie. merchant, magistrate and elder, had departed in peace to sin no more, leaving the lands and possessions of Balgonie unimpaired; and a long tombstone records at length all the virtues which hss contemporaries believed him to possess. So Carl Ivanovitch became once more Balgonie of that ilk; and the roubles of Natalis added many a turret and many an acre to his patrimonial dwelling in beautiful Strathearn. (The end.) IS THERE REAL SENTIMENT? Is It Right to Call Deep Emotion ‘‘Sheer Sentimentality” ? Some years ago I should have been tempted to declare that the exact fe male equivalent of the practical man —my anathema be upon him!—did not exist. To-day I dare not go so far in assertion. For to-day there be women—to me they seem sexless as hockey sticks or golf clubs —who take very much the same line. They speak as if passion might be doused, like the burglar’s glim, by diet; as if adora tion could be killed bj a hearty regi men of grape-nuts, a broken heart Tie mended with platinum. One such charmer recently said to a tortured sister, whose life had been laid in ruins by a man: “My dear, take up typewriting!” The remark would ap peal to the practical fool. It is often assumed nowadays that any real deep emotion is “sheer senti mentality.” But sentiment is not sen timentality. whatever the practical one may bellow with machine-made eto quenee. There are people, and often they are the very finest, the most sin cere, the most delicate, the most truly human, who, having once given their hearts, can never take them back. They do love once, nnd once for all. Matthew Arnold —no fool, I fancy! —wrote the “Twin soul” that halves one’s own. I hear the practical man’s guffaw. The very word “soul” always sets him off. Nevertheless, roar his ribs out as he may, it is a fact that thousands, millions of people, both men and women, go through life con sciously, or unconsciously, seeking that twin soul. The seeking is hope. The finding is joy, as perfect as exists in this uncertain ~3r!tl.—Lorulpn Queen. Near Enough. Joshua Willet was the best gardener in Bushby and therefore, in a place where good gardeners were few, he was in great demand among the sum mer people. “Josh, he lays claim to be a reg’lar landscaper and I don't know but he has a right to,” said one of the natives. “He seems to have knowledge of set tin’ a bush here and cuttin’ away a hmb there that isn’t given to all; but the summer folks'll find they've got a job on hand if they expect to tie him down to set times for workin’.” It turned out that this was the case, and one day an exasperated summer resident opened the vials of her wrath and poured themon Mr. Willet’s head. “When we pay you all you ask, and give you carte blanche—all the tools arid everything you wish in the way of plants and shrubs nnd all sorts of garden materials”—said the lady r , in dignantly. “I should think you might at least come on Thursdays, ns you promised, instead of making it Wed nesday, Thursday or Friday*, Just as it suits your convenience!” “Now it’s no manner o’ use for you to get riled, ma’am,” said Mr. Willet, calmly. “When you said you’d lik o have me come Thursdays, all I said was that I cal'lated to get round about the same day every week, an’ I have done it so fur. Now if you'll move your foot, ma'am, I’ve planned to put a rose-geranium just where you're grind in' in the soil.” Th© European Plan. Mr. Boggs passed the evening paper over to his wife, indicating with a toil worn thumb a certain paragraph. ‘Bead that.” he said, “and see wliat you think of Nathan Eldridge. that claimed to be so smart and was so keen after dollars. See how he's gone all to smash, ami his hotel with him. Pretty doings for a Bushby boy. But I knew ‘twould come! I knew ’twouid coine!” "How did you know it?” demanded Mrs. Boggs, to whom her husbnnd's claims for unusual wisdom and fore sight were sometimes a trifle irritating. "Folks have all said the hotel was full, and Nathan seemed wonderfully prospered.” "So he did. and so It was.” admitted Mr. Boggs, “but no man can do as he did and be prosperous long. Why. I heard tell from those that know that when Amelia Rand went there to pass a week, and ’twas such had weather— shiftv, cleaning, and then smoothing up again, squalling ar.l spitting tb“ whole time, and poor Miss Amelia in quired now and then how the wind sot ” M: s. Boggs sniffed. "Inquired now and then how the wind set,” repeated Mr. Boggs, firmly, “what did she find ucked on to the end of her hill but an item, ‘For use ct weather-vane. sl.’ ” The Lesser Evil. Mrs. Phamley (in the sitting roomt _\s long as Mary is playing the piano. Henry, we may lie assured she isn't spooning with that Mr. Haggard. Mr. Phamley (whose ears are weary) Well, if the rule works the other way I wish you’d go down and tell them to go ahead and spoon.—Phila delphia l^nlger. Of the Same Material. "You cant make bricks without straw,” observed the man who is fond of moral reflections. "No.” responded Mcßobinson. "and some people seem to think the same proposition applies to cigars.”—Puck. It’s a case of love’s labor list when a woman is compelled to take in wash ing in order to support a worthless husband. Many a nan who marries an heiress lives to regret monkeying with a get rich-quick (tot. GREAT FAIR IS ORES. ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION IS NOW READY FOR VISITORS. Preddcot Roosevelt Touches the Key Which B tarts Machinery of the Gi gantic Show Forest Park One of Architectural and Spectacular Beauty • When President Roosevelt touched the electric button which started the machinery’ of the St. Louis world's fair Saturday he Signal the openin< ’ °* tiful cascades were I’KES. IKAXCIS. . .. in fall operation. All the main exposition buildings were finished in detail and with exhibits 50 per cent Installed. Half of the con cessionaires were open for business also. The landscape gardening effect was entire in its beauty. Not more than half a dozen State buildings re mained unfinished, and those of the foreign governments were complete, or very nearly so. With the arrival Friday of two war ships, Secretary of War Taft, an im posing delegation of Senators and Rep resentatives, the Governors of several States and a great crowd of people, all was in readiness for the ceremonies of the morrow when the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition would be formally opened. The army of 40.000 men, whieli foj several had been work the inclosure, was pieced by dawn thos. r. carter. Saturday, The city was thronged with visitors of the most cosmopolitan variety. Ev- i ' : | ~ "* SOUTHERN FACADE, PALACE OF VARIED INDUSTRIES—COVERS FOURTEEN ACRES. ery train arriving all day brought addi tional crowds. Uniforms In countless variety and national costumes of busi ness lent color to the thoroughfares as well as the world’s fair grounds and the Pike. The arrival of Secretary Taft, who represented President Roose velt, and the congressional delegation at night formed the climax of a busy day for the world’s fair officials. At 9 o’clock In the morning all the high dignitaries of the exposition met at the administration building and. headed by a band, marched to the plaza of St. Louis, in the center of the exposition grounds. After the gathering had been for mally called to order by President Francis, Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus of Chicago delivered the Invocation. At the conclusion of the prayer Director of Works Isaac S. Taylor delivered the keys of the buildings to President Francis, who transferred the buildings to Frederick J. V. Skiff, the director of exhibits. The chorus, “Hymn of the West.” the words by Edmund Clarence Sled- MAYOB WF-LLS. man and music by John Knowles Faine, was then sung and addresses were made by the following: Mayor Wells of St. Louis. Thomas T. Carter, president of the national commission. Senator Henry E. Burnham of New Himpshire in behalf of the United States Senate. Congressman James A. Tawney of Minnesota for the National House of Representatives. Commissioner General Albino R. Nun cio of Mexico ia behalf of the foreign commissioners. Roosevelt Presses Gold Key. The last speech of the day was by Secretary Taft, and at its conclusion the signal was given President Roose velt in the White House, the gold key was pressed, the cascades sent down their floods, the thousands of banners were unfurled and the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition was open to the world. Although larger than nj previous exposition in point of area covered and in number and size of exhibit palaces, the St. Louis fair was much nearer completion on the day set for its for mal opening than was any of its pred ecessors. This was dne not only to the fact that the opening was postponed a year from the date originally intended bnt to the fact that the men who have built this superb city of colossal ex hibit palaces in beautiful Forest Park •re old and experienced hands in the bu&incsa. Representatives of iforeign govern ments met at the bali of congresses and paraded to the plaza, so as to ar rive at the same moment the exposition officials marched in from the opposite direction. At the same time represen tatives of State and territorial govern ments entered the plaza from a third avenue, having previously formed at the United States bnildlng. The parade on the Pike was an at traction of the day after the machinery of the fair had been started by the touch of President Roosevelt and the ceremonies on the grounds were at an X ft; I 4-ALACK UK LiBKKAL ARTS. (Corner entrance. Tlje doorway Is 90 feet blgh and the building covers nine acres.) end. In this display all the earth in miniature was shown. Every one of the concessionaires had in lino all the people he could muster, brought from every quarter of the globe. The pa rade attracted great attention. . The day was generally observed as a holiday. Almost every large employer of labor in the city granted a rull holi day to all employes and several sup plemented this by presents of tickets to the fair. Banks, courts and all federal and State offices were closed. The en tire city united in a determination to break all records for world’s fair open ings. Tvhen St. Louis conceived the idea of celebrating the one-hundredth anni versary of the purchase of the “Louis iana Territory” by giving an exposition that would show the progress of man kind in all the arts and industries at the opening of the twentieth century she wisely assembled men of wide ex perience and demonstrated ability In this work. Nearly every department of the exposition has been under the direction of an expert in that particu lar line who has hand charge of the same work in previous expositions. For those who have doubted ,he possibility of eclipsing the Chicago Co lumbian Exposition or the last Paris exposition in a city the size of St. Louis the Missouri metropolis has pre pared a surprise—one whose architec tural and spectacular beauty will lin ger long In the memories of those whe behold it. THE FARMERS’ TELEPHONE. What It Has Accomplished in Part* of the West. It is estimated that nearly a million farms have telephone sen-ice supplied to them, either by companies or private wires. In parts of the West, where the telephone systems were first installed by the farmers, it is not unusual to have a complete sen-ice supplied for $3, $4 or $o a year. The Independent telephone systems operated by the mutual process range in different parts of the country from $5 to sls a month, and much more. The farmer’s telephone makes him independent of the rural free mail de livery and the railroad and telegraph companies. Market quotations are re ceived ip tens r >f thousands of country homes o ily-a few minutes after they are sent the ticker to the offices of commission men. No bull or bear move on the market can be made by operators in grain, provisions or dairy products without instantly being cemniunica.ed to the producers. The farm service at tempts to spread the news of the mnrket each day. so that the farmers can draw their own conclusions respecting any vio lent br*ak or advance in prices. To make the service more complete the rural companies have arranged for sending a complete gist of the day’s news happenings to their customers. Thus a former after the day’s work can sit in his own home and listen to an intelligent description of the chief events that have happened in the world. A further step in bringing the farms into closer communication with the town has been agitated by Congress. This is facetiously called the telephone mail, and is intended to make rural free de li-ery antiquated and slow in compari son. When a fanner expects a telephone letter he directs the postmaster at the nearest office to open it immediately up on receiving it ana telephone the contents to him. Telephone letters can be sent j with a special delivery stamp attached. This indicates that the postmaster is to open the letter and telephone its news to the farmer situated anywhere from | a mile to fifteen or twenty miles away. * Ail Around the Globe* Bubonic plague is spreading alarmingly along the west coast of South America. An avalanche at Spitzhorn swept over the hamlet of Muehlback, Switzerland, and killed thirteen people. Thomas ?. Easter, a Chicago man, was horsewhipped on the street at Guthrie, Okia., by Charles E. Billingsley, presi dent of the National Capital Bank, which failed recently. A body, thought to be that of Captain ! John Cnmick. who fell overboard from the steamer Kenois several weeks ago, j was found floating in the Ohio river near j Uniontown, Ky. In a hand-to-hand fight in a boarding j house at Mount Pleasant. Pa.. John Del- 1 tuffi was shot to death by Aojanio Ga litri. whom he Lad stabbed after first shooting at him and being disarmed. Two Harbors. Minn., was threatened with destruction by a fire which destroy ed Lee & Co-’s hardware store and sev eral other buildings, causing a loss of <3<‘,.o(M) Several people sleeping over Mrs. Augusta Swenska’s restaurant had narrow escape*. WISCONSIN’S ItECOfiD. FAITHFULLY TOLD IN READABLE SHAPE. i Court, Wed and Part in Space of Four Days MutilattJ Corpse of Indiau Found—lncreased Attendance at Uni versity-Wilt Cut Off Cigarettes. The tov n of Anson lias been treated to a case of courtship, marriage and separa tion all in four days. When pretty Anita Israelson came to work at the home of Joseph Nlawhiuey she did not know the troubled path she was about to travel. She had not been there more than a day before Nlawhiney’s son. Harold, lost his heart to her and she accepted him. The nest day they eloped and were mar ried by a justice of the peace. They re turned the th>rd day, believing they would be forgiven, but the Mawbiney* looked with stern eyes on the?: daugh ter-in-law and told them to leave the house. They went to ft neighboring tann er's home, where they remained over night. On the fourth day, while Harold Mawhiuey was out in the field, he no ticed that a team drove up and that his wife climbed into the seat of the w ag on. He rushed to the road as the team dashed bj. The grandfather and sister of the bride bad come for her. Love’s sweet dream hud received a mighty shock in Anson, for the wife of three days is now suing for a divorce. University Grows Fast. The catalogue of the University of Wisconsin for the current year shows that the total number of students this year is 3,151. This is r gain of 19S1 over the enrollment of last year. The enroll ment by colleges and selioo's is as fol lows: Graduate school 115 College of Letters and Science 1,312 College of Mechanics and Engineering 744 College of Agriculture 525 College of Law 201 Course In Commerce 177 Course In Pharmacy SO School of Music 172 Summer session . 400 In 1854 there were forty-seven stu dents and the class of that year consist ed of but two men. Fifty years ago there were four professors: to-day there are 228 professors and instructors. Indian Soldier Is Slain. With iiis eyes gouged out by a sharp instrument and his face stamped on till the features wera obliterated, the body of Dennis Turkey, an aged Stoekbridge Indian and a Civil War veteran, teas found on the edge of the reservation near Shawano. Johnnie Frank, a Menominee half-breed, one of the most vicious In dians on the reservation, is in jail and is charged with the murder. Turkey was lust seen alive when he left Gresham with Frank. Frank’s clothing, hat and handkerchief were spotted with blood, lie refuses to talk, aside front denying any knowledge of the crime. Try to Wreck a Fast Train. While the north-bound Pioneer limit ed train on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road w r as passing through the yards in La Crosse the other night some ime turned a switch just after the engine and one conch had passed the point. The train was traveling unusually s’ow, which was all th'at prevented a serious wreck. Two passenger coaches were slightly dninaged and the rails were torn up for some distance. No one was in jured. Against Cigarets for Boys. In future the Janesville school boys must do without eigarets. The school board has decided by a unanimous vote to begin a crusade on tobacco deal er-: in tlie city selling eigarets to minors. The city attorney will be requested to begin prosecutions under tlie State law, chapter 3211 laws of 185)7. The school year was also lengthened two weeks, and expenses of schools increased $1,500. All Over the State., Fire in Fish Brothers' Wagon factory at Racine did SOO,OOO damage, covered by insurance. The George H. Smith steel casting plant in Milwaukee was destroyed by fire. The loss is $40,000. Arrangements have been completed for th removal of the headquarters of the fdsterhood of the Holy Nativity (Epis ■opali from Provideme, R. 1., to Fond do Lac. An unknown nian was killed on the Wisconsin and Michigan Railway near Marinette. His body was so badly cut up that it is impossible to identify the remains. Ed R. Franklin. Jr., a pioneer mer chant of Eland Junction, was struck with paralysis at his home and died a few hours later. He is survived by his wife and five children. Parian Ken tie of Oshkosh was arrested in Shawano on the charge of embezzle ment of $48,000 from the estate of his brother. The matter has been pending in the courts for years. A lamp in the home'Vif Peter Belling of Appleton was overturned by a baby, and the kerosene flooded the floor, catch ing fire at the same time. In dragging out the carpets, Mr. Belling was badly burned. The children managed to get away without injury. A stock company, composed of Me nasha capitalists, will he organized soon, with a capital of SIOO,OOO, to maintain a water works system in that city. The Council is in favor of granting a fran chise providing for the sale of the sys tem to the city in twenty-five years. Hundreds of heads of cattle are in danger of starvation around Appleton. Hay is all goDe and pastures are two months late. Farmers are telegraphing all over the country for supplies. It is believed the entire section of the country ia similarly pfltettd. Unheard-of prices are .-Tiarged for the litt’e hay still in stock. Miss Gertrude Snyder, a well-known young society woman, wa r, held up on South Park avenue, in tl e fashionable residence portion of Neeif.h, by a stran ger. and robbed of her purse, containing a few dollars. Because they spend too much time in attending amusements the members of the north sice high school faculty in Manitowoc were given formal notice by the school board that iu the future no teacher must attend theaters, parties, balls or receptions o:i any evening of a school week, excepting Friday or Batnr day. All the property, including the fran chise, of the Eau (’lain Light and Pow er Company, has been conveyed to the Chippewa V.K!*-*-tri. Railroad Com pony, of which Arthur E. Appleyard is president. The consolidation is expected to p.it the Appleyard interests in shape for securing capital to make extensions. George Butler, a Marinette County pa tient, confined in the Brown County asy lum, escaped. He is determined to kill a younger brother, whom he fancies has done him a wrong. Officers and neigh bors are scouring the woods in the vicin ity of his home in the town of Grover, to intercept him. as it is feared that be will carry out his threat. Bert Stevens, a young man, was brought to Rhinelander from Pelican lake with a buliet through his stomach. He died at the hospital. Reports con flict regarding the shooting. It is said that he stepped between two men in a saloon fight and received a bullet intend ed for the bartender. It is now certain that the fire which to tally destroyed the Janesville Art Study and Manufacturing Company plant was caused by robbers who blew the safe, the powder used igniting with the woodwork and destroying the entire plant, causing a loss of $60,000. The in surance is but $15,000 on the building and contents. A beautiful pearl valued at $2,500 was found in the river at Prairie du Cliieu. The \\ iudsor mine in Hurley has aban doned operations on account of water in the shafts. No attempt will bo made to build the La Crosse-Black River Falls electric line this year, owing to shortage of funds. George Jensen, an employe of the malt house at Chilton, was caught in the rope of a ccr-pulliug machine and instantly killed. The residence of Mayor E. G. Marriott of Baraboo was entered by burglars and thoroughly explored, but little of value was taken. Peters & Stewart of Janesville were awarded the contract for building the new Durkee school in Kenosha. Their bid was #32,285. J. I). Bates died at his home three miles south of Waldo, aged 70. Mr. Bates was one of the early settlers of Sheboygan County. Harry Goetz, aged 17 years and a son of a well-known Racine resident, arose from his bed to get a drink of water and fell to the floor dead. Reuben Irish of Rose I.awu is one of the eleven heirs of the Irish estate in the heart of Chicago, which is estimated to be worth $28,000,000. Charles Woodruff MoKown, actor, the atrical promoter and Methodist minister, was sentenced at Oshkosh to one year at Waupun for embezzlement. . John J. Brickley, a Superior real es tate man, convicted of embezzling J-500 belonging to a St. Paul working woman, was sentenced to two years at Waupun. The creditors of the German Exchange Bank were paid the promised final divi dend of 11 per cent at Chilton, thus final ly Hcsing up the affairs of the ill-starred institution. Before Judge Mahoney, William Mor row, a young man, pleaded guilty to burglarizing the saloon of Gustav Tahls at Viola. He was sentenced to one year in State prison. The building and plant of the Janes ville Art Study and Manufacturing Com pany, which was recently moved from Chicago, wjig burned. Loss $75,000, in surance $ is,ooo. The Alta Land and Water Company will begin construction on several large buildings at Alta station, near Gleason, on the Milwaukee road. The company owns the Granite Rock spring. Gens C. Hansen, aged 58, a leading merchant of Racine, and one of the most prominent Danish Americans in the State, is dead. He hud been ill for sev eral months with cancerous trouble. Theodore Gottlieb, who left Chicago ten years ago and had been mourned as dead for five years, returned a few days ago to his brother's home at Kenosha. He is a railroad man in South Africa. Because of the numerous burglaries reported in Racine Mayor Nelson has ordered police officers to remain on duty until o’clock in the morning. They have to report at 7 o'clock in the even ing. Mrs. E. G. Pratt, wife of the general manager of the Milwaukee Gaslight Company, was rescued from drowning in the swimming tank of the Milwaukee Athletic Club by Miss Elba Whittaker, an instructor. John Spanbauer of Oshkosh blew off nearly his own head with a shotgun. He was an expert carver in wood and a taxidermist. Overwork and poor health are thought to have caused the act. A wife and five children survive him. Robbers entered the bank at loin, wrecking the vault, safe and building. They secured $1,200 and overlooked $5),- 000. Nitroglycerin was used. The ban dits escaped, frightened away by the ex plosion, gnd did n<yt have time to search the vault thoroughly. While Andrew Simonson with his wife and babe and Miss Lena Peterson wen crossing the Wisconsin river bridge in Lone Rock the south approach gave way, precipitating the team, wagon and all the occupants into tlie water fifteen feet be low, but by a miracle no lives were lost. Henry Morrison, 55 years old, an old resident of Woodstock, shot and killed his wife and daughter and tried to kill Mrs. Mathias Klingman, whom he blam ed for hi;- family troubles. Klingman saved Li3 wife’s life by felling her as sailant with a chair. The murderer tried to escape by driving Ris team out of the village at a gallop, but was overtaken and arrested. Dr. John F. ITrie, son of an Appleton family, who was on the Missouri in Pen sai-ola. Fla., when the explosion occur red, was injured, despite reports to the contrary. He worked for tweutj-four hours among the dying and wounded on the battleship, although he had fallen down a hold and was badly cut and bruised. Iu a letter from ('apt. Cowles, his bravery is especially commended. Tony Schaeffer- of Chicago came to Kenosha a few days ago for a visit with a cousin and ho now occupies a cell in the county jail charged with highway robbery. With him is his cousin and two other boys, held on a siir.Mar charge. The four boys seem to hate formed a sort of a bandit gang. Emil Kleicher was the first man to fall under their hands and he was held up and robbed. None of the boys is over Iti years of age. Between their sobs they made a confes sion to the police. The trustees of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church have refused to accept the bequest of the late William W. Cooper of Kenosha under the terms (.' .hose will the church wonld probably have received in the neighbor hood of $50,000. There was a provision in tlie will that they should make an allowance for the wife and daughter of Cooper, and it is thought that this is the reason for their declination. Lawrence University received a bequest similar to that of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Doubt is now expressed among lawyers as to whom the church portion wili re vert. Cooper lost his life in the Iro quois Theater disaster. The 340th anniversary of Shakspeare’s birthday was observed in Marinette by the presentation of a bronze bust of Shakspeare to the public library of the city. Prof. Freeman of the State uni versity gave an address. Anew $5,000 church edifice has just been completed in Walworth by the Con gregafionalists and appropriate dedica tory services were held. Among the speakers were Rev. M. N\ Clark of Har vard. 111., and W. H. Jordan, D. D., of Wyoming, 111. The r*w structure is commodious and modern in every re spect. A re|K>rt. has beep received of a disas ter. five miles west of Pound, at the saw mill of Frank Hammes. The boiler blew up and killed one man and injured five. The man killed was William Squires, an old resident of the town of Pound. The djoiler honse and part of the mil! were wrecked by the explosion. While tears were coursing down her worn cheeks, as she stood before the casket containing die remains of her eld est son. Mrs. Mary Shaw, a well known and highly respected resident of Fond un Lac. dropjied dead of heart disease. Her aon. John, had been iil only a few days, and his demise was more than she could withstand. The Tomahawk Lumber Company will be the name of the lumber coueery to be organized by Spencer liaiey, R. R. Tweedy and other young Milwaukeeans. The company's mills and plant will lie at Totaahawk. The company will have a branch office in Milwaukee. Only one candidate applied in Apple ton to take the examination for midship man to the United States Naval Acad emy. candidates for which were asked by Congressman take the testa, so he could fill a.vacancy. Oshkosh is the borne of the young man who took it. Matron for Indian service is a desirable place, it seems. There were eighteen candidates at the examination. r- Advices from important N6V XOrk. commercial centers, while —— reflecting disturbance due to prevalence of unseasonable weather, says the International Mercantile Agency, emphasize the basic strength underlying trade conditions, with ac tual results considerably ahead of last year. Continued cold In the South and Southwest has retarded wholesale trade except for boots, shoes and rub bers, where an extraordinary demand is keeping factories working overtime. Excellent business is reported in the West in groceries, dry goods, hard ware, machinery, hats and caps, terri tory tributary to St. Louis showing ex ceptional results because of rush or ders for “exposition week.” Low tem perature, while restricting spring busi ness, is aiding merchants to close out heavy-weight goods, with the result that the stock carried over will be un usually small. While advance orders are somewhat backward, indications point to extraor dinary activity during May if seasona ble weather prevails. Enormous de mand is reiwrted for agricultural im plements, farmers evidencing little alarm over the future. Labor troubles are retarding business In Alabama, lowa. Colorado and parts of Pennsyl vania and Ohio. This contributes un certainty to a situation which will, however, be in a measure relieved by the agreement of tlie iron and mine workers, which becomes effective in Colorado June 1. That will give par tial assurance of fixed conditions for two years. In other sections more or less trouble is being experienced, al though interference is not general or expected to extend materially. This is emphasized by the apparent willing ness of mining organizations to modify their requests in accordance with re stricted output and some evidence of business reaction. I Dun’s Weekly Review I fllicaoo. of Chicago trade says ! * ' The labor situation, whilo presenting a satisfactory contrast wit a that of a year ago. is not entirely de void of complications requiring prompt adjustment to insure non-interruption of activity. With the better organiza tion of both employers and wage earn ers pending differences may be solved without interference to general busi ness. Aside from this feature the condi tions of trade in most branches reflect continued improvement. Limited deal ings in breadstuff's are still ous, but, on the other hand, advance appears in consumption of other com modities and in the demand for manu factured products. Better weather helped materially in bringing n gratifying change through out the week, tlie most notable effect being larger purchases in the promi nent retail lines and staples. Transac tions at wholesale approximated fair proportions, tlie buying bulking beat iu dry goods, suits, shoes and clothing. Grain shipments, 1,253,878 bushels, are 00.04 per cent under those of the same week last year. The wholesale price of flour was marked down slight ly, but millers were enabled to main tain their quotations for export owing to restricted production. Receipts of live stock, 285,201 head, compare with 260,339 same week last year, llogs closed 15 cents higher, and heavy beeves declined 5 cents, but choice sheep show no change. Failures reported in the Chicago dis trict number 14, against 21 tlie previ ous week and 20 a year ago. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.10; hogs, shipping grades, $4.00 to $4.80; sheep, fair to choice, $2.75 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2 red, SI.OO to $1.02; corn. No. 2,4 tie to 47c; oats, standard, 39c to 40c; rye. No. 2. 09c to 70c; hay, timothy, $8. r 0 to $14.50; prairie, SO.OO to $10.50; butter, choice creamery, 22c to 23c; eggs, fresh, 13c to 10c; potatoes, SI.OO to $1.19. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $5.25; hogs, choice light, $4.00 to $4.85; sheep, common to prime, $2.50 to $4.50; wheat, No. 2. SI.OO to $1.02; corn. No. 2 white, 47c to 48c; oats. No. 2 white, 40c to 42c. Bt. Louis-—Cattle $4.50 to $5.75; Imgs, $4.00 to $4.80; sheep, $3.00 to $5.80; wheat. No. 2,98 eto $1.01; corn, No. 2, 46c to 48c; oats. No. 2,40 cto 41c; rye, No. 2,07 cto 08e. Cincinnati —Cattle, $4.00 to $5.00; hogs, $4.00 to $5.00; sheep, $2.00 to $4.40; wheat. No. 2, $1.05 to $1 06; corn, iso. 2 mixed, 51c to 62c; outs. No. 2 mixed, 40c to 41c; rye. No. 2. 74<- to 7'k*. Detroit —Cattle, $3.50 to $4.85: hogs, $4.00 to $4.90; sheep, $2.50 to $5.00; wheat, No. 2. SI.OO to $1.02: eorn, No. 3 yellow. 51c to 53c; oats. No. 3 white, 41c to 43c; rye. No. 2,70 cto ,71c. Milwaukee—Wheat, No. 2 northern, 93c to 95c; corn, No. 3,51 cto 52c; oats. No. 2 white, 42c to 43c; rye, No. 1, 72c to 73c; barley, No. 2, (13c to Csc; pork, mess, $11.85. Buffalo—Cattle, choice shipping steers, $4.50 to $5.00; hogs, fair to prime, $4.-HI to $5.00; sheep, fair to choice, $3.25 to $5.75; lambs, common to choice. $5.75 to $7.30. Toledo—Wheat, No. 2 mixed, 99c to $1.01: corn. No. 2 mixed. 52c to 53c; ! oats. No. 2 mixed. 43c to 45c; rye, No. 2, 70c to 71c; clover seed, prime, $6.35. New York—Cattle. $3.50 to $5.25; hogs. $4.00 to $5.00; sheep. $3.00 to $5.25, wheat. No. 2 red, $1.02 to $!.04; corn. No. 2. 58c to 55c; oats, No. 2 white. 4.V to 40c: butter, creamer}-, 21c to 24c; eggs, western, 15<- to 18c. Bparka from the Wires, Roy Howard, aged 18, of Hennessey, O. T.. and Charles Kregling, aged 2d. of FI Reno. (). T.. were killed by the in ci dental discharge of guns. The secretary of the British admiralty says the total tonnage of battleships now building and projected is as follows: The United States. 200.180; Great Britain. 187,000: Russia, 125.270; Germany, 103,- 976. The assessed value of all telephone companies in Kansas this year, as fixed by the State board of assessors, aggre gate $593,805, ns compared with $542,700 last year. Martin Cotier, a 14-year-old boy. Lag been arrested in Enid, O. T.. for horse stealing. The property consisted of £ team of horses and a buggy belonging to Charles Seapy, a fanner living near Kremlin. The count of the referendum vota on the question of removing the national headquarters of the Socialist party from Omaha to Chicago has been completed, resulting in a vote of five to one in fare# •f Chicago.