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SATURDAY, August 4, 1906.
Chapter I.—Introduces the hero.
Robert Warburton, a well to do West
Point graduate on duty in Arixona.
After being wounded by an Indian re
signs his commission in the army and
leaves for European tour. Chapter IT.
—Introduces the heroine, Miss Betty
Annesley, daughter of a retired army
officer, living near Washington. A
beautiful, representative young Ameri
can girl, whom Warburton has seen in
Paris, is smitten, and follows to New
York. Seeks introduction on board
steamer but fails. Chapter III.—Upon
reaching New York Warburton locates
hotel in which the Annesleys are
guests and dines there in order to see
Miss Annesley once more. Chagrined
to see young Russian count whom he
met on steamer bring Miss Annesley to
dinner. Next morning the Count an
the Annesleys had disappeared. Chap
ter IV. Warburton goes to Washing
ton to visit his relatives,—a married
•brother, who holds a government po
sition, and a sister engaged to an old
school chum of his. Chapter VI.—
Warburton meets his sister's fiance
•whom he had not seen for eight years.
S?ees the folks off for the embassy ball
and then proceeds to put his joke into
execution, which is to disguise himself
as a coachman and drive his sister and
sister-in-law, who must return alone,
from the embassy to their home. Chap
ter VI.—Warburton In his disguise
goes to,British embassy and takes the
place of his brother's coachman, whom
he has bribed. He mistakes his car
riage number when called and gets the
•wrong passengers without knowing it.
Drives frantically about the streets
pursued by mounted policemen. When
carriage comes to a stop he springs
down and throws his arms about the
flrst of his passengers to alight, who
proves to be Miss Annesley instead of
his sister. Chaptter VII.—Warburton
Is arrested on a charge of drunkenness
and abduction preferred by Miss An
nesley and locked up over night. In
police court, where he has given the
name of James Osborne, the charge of
abduction is withdrawn, but he is fined
$35 for drunkenness. Sends note to
"Chuck," his old chum, telling of his
trouble. Chapter VIII.—"Chuck" takes
suit of clothes and money to pay the
fine to city jail, only to find that fine
had been paid. Warburton, in name
of James Osborne, receives note from
Mi&s Annesley offering htm position of
coachman, which he decides to accept
In spite of protests of his friend, whom
he leaves to explain his disappearance
to his relatives, by stating that he had
gone north suddenly on a hunting trip.
Chapter IX.—Miss Annesley, after
closely questioning Warburton (known
"to her as 'James Osborne) at her home,
hires Rim on probation. While being
shown -about the stables expressed a
desire to ride an exceptionally vicious
thoroughbred called Pirate. With Miss
Author of "The Grey Cloak,
Annesley's permission he saddles and
mounts the horse which immediately
bolts. Chapter X.—After a flrce strug
gle Warburton succeeds in mastering
Pirate In the presence of Miss Annes
ley but receives no word of praise. In
terview between Col. Annesley and
daughter in which he tells her that
he has invited the young Russian
Count Karloff to dine with them on
the morrow. Chapter XI.—Warburton
assumes his duties as groom to Miss
Annesley and meets the other servants,
a French chef, a maid of the same na
tionality and a stable boy. Takes his
first ride with Miss Annesley, and is
further questioned about his past.
Chapter XII.—The French chef gives
Warburton lesson in serving at table,
as he is to act as butler at a dinner
the next week. Miss Annesley gives
her groom a shock when she orders
him to drive her for a call on his sis
ter. Fortunately he Is not recognized
by any of his relatives. Chapter XIII.
—Four days pass and Warburton be
comes an accomplished butler has mot
Count Karloft twice and has not been
recognized. Miss Annesley takes a no
tlon to ride Pirate who runs away and
she Is saved from a bad accident with
great difficulty by Warburton. Chap
ter XIV.—While driving Miss Annes
ley in the city Warburton meets his
friend "Chuck," who guys him unmer
cifully, and also runs across the colon
el of his own regiment who recognizes
him, but keeps his own council. Chap
ter XV.—An account of the downfall
of Col. Annesley, who previously to the
opening of this story lost his own and
his daughter's money at Monte Carlo.
He Is approached by the young Rus
sian diplomat. Count Karloff, who
loans him $20,000, and tempts him by
showing how he can make $200,000 by
betraying his country, by furnishing
military secrets to Russia. Chapter
XVI.—Count Karloff and Mrs. Chad
wick while preparing to go to Miss An
nesley's dinner, talk over a previous
love affair between them, and of the
count's love for Miss Annesley, who
once refused his offer of marriage.
Mrs. Chadwick, who still loves he
count., notified him that she has the
power to destroy his future prospects
and to prevent his marriage to her
(CHAPTER XVI. Continued.)
""No, no: My word has gone forth
to my government there is a wall be
hind me, and I can not go back. To
stop means worse than death. My
property will be confiscated and my
name obliterated, my body rot slowly
in the frozen north. Oh, I know my
country one does not gain her grat
itude by failure. I must have those
plans, and nowhere could I obtain
such perfect ones."
"Then you will give her up?" There
was a broken note.
The count smiled. To her it was a
smile scarce less than a snarl.
"Give her up? Yes, as a mother gives
up her child, as a lioness her cub.
She has refused me, but nevertheless
she shall be my wife. Oh, I am well
versed in human nature. She loves
her father and I know what sacrifices
flhe would make to save his honor.
To-night!—" But his lips suddenly
"Well, to-night? Why do you not
go on?" Mrs. Chadwicl^ was pale.
Bar gloved hands were clefcched. A
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spasm of some sort seeded to hold her
In its shaking grasp.
"Nothing, nothing! In heaven's
name, why have you stirred me so?"
lie cried.
"Supposing, after all, I loved you?"
He retreated. "Madam, your sup
positions are becoming intolerable and
"Nothing is impossible. Supposing
loved you as violently and passion
ately as you love this girl?"
"Madam,''—hastily and With gentle
ness, "do not say anything which mfty
cause me to blush for you say noth
ing you may regret to-morrow."
"I am a woman of circumspection.
My suppositions are merely argument
ative. Do you realize, Count, that I
could farce you to marry me?"
Karloff's astonishment could not
be equaled. "Force me,to marry you?"
"Is the thought so distasteful, then?"
"You are mad to-night."
"Not so. In whatever manner you
have succeeded in this country, your
debt of gratitude is owing to me. I
do not recall this fact as a reproach
I make the statement to bear me on in
what I have to submit to your dis
cerning intelligence. I doubt if there
is another woman, here or abroad,
who knows you so well as I. Your
personal honor is beyond impeach
ment but Russia is making vast efforts
Slie will succeed. Yes,
to speckle it
I could force you to marry me.
a word I could tumble your house of
cards. I am a worldly woman and not
without wit and address. I possess
every on® of your letters, most of all
have I treasured the extravagant ones.
To some you have signed your name.
If you have kept mine, you will ob
serve that my given name might mean
any one of a thousand women who are
named 'Grace.' Shall- you marry me?
Shall I tumble your house of cards?
I could go to Col. Annesley and say to
him that if he delivers these plans to
you, I shall denounce him to the secret
service officers. I might cause his ut
ter financial ruin, but his name would
descend to his daughter untarnished."
"You would not dare!" the count
'.'What? And you know me so well?
I have not given you my word to re
veal nothing. You confided in my rare
quality of silence you confided in me
because you had proved me. Man is
not infallible, even when he is named
Karloff." She lifted from a vase her
flowers, from which she shook the
water. "Laws have been passed or an
nulled laws have died at the executive
desk. Who told you that this was to
be, or that, long before it came to
pass? In all the successful intrigues
of Russia in this country, whom have
you to thank? Me. Ordinarily a wom
an does not do these things as a pas
time. There must be some strong mo
tive behind. You asked me why I have
stirrdti you so. Perhaps it is because
I am neither two-and-twenty nor you
two-score. It is these little barbs that
remain in a woman's heart. Well, I
do not love you well enough to marry
you, but I love you too well to permit
you to marry Miss Annesley."
"That has the sound of war. I did
love you that night,"—not without a
certain nobility.
"How easily you say 'that night!'
Surely there was wisdom in that smile
of mine. And I nearly tumbled into
the pit! I must have looked exceed
ingly well that night!"—
"You are very bitter to-night. Had
you taken me at my word, I never
should have looked at Miss Annesley.
And had I ceased to love you, not even
you would have known it."
"Is it possible?"—ironically.
"It is. I have too much pride to
permit a woman to see that I have
made a mistake."
'Then you consider in the present
instance that you have not made a
mistake? You are frank."
"At least I have not made a mistake
which I can not rectify. Madam, let
us not be enemies. As you say, I owe
you too much. What is it you desire?"
—with forced amiability.
"Deprive Col. Annesley of his hi
that, as you say, is inevitable but
love that girl as I would a child of
my own, and I will not see her caught
in a net of this sort, or wedded to a
man whose government robs him of
his manhood and Individuality."
"Do not forget that I hold my coun
try flrst and foremost,"—proudly.
"Love has no country, nor laws, nor
galling chains of incertitude. Love is
magnificent only in that it gives all
without question. You love this girl
with reservations. You shall not have
her. You shall not have even nje, who
loves you after a fashion, for I could
never look upon you as a husband in
my eyes you would always be an ac
"It is war, then?"—curtly.
"War? Oh, no we merely sever
our diplomatic relations," she purred.
"Madam, listen to me. I shall make
one more attempt to win this girl hon
orably. For you are right love to
he love must be magnificent. If she
accepts me, for her sake I will become
an outcast, a man without a country.
If she refuses me, I shall go on to the
end. Speak to the colonel, madam it
is too late. Like myself, he has gone
too far. Why did you open the way
for me as you did? I should have been
satisfied with a discontented clerk.
You threw this girl across my path,
indirectly, it is true hut nevertheless
the fault is yours."
"I recognize it. At that time I did
not realize how much you were to
"You are a strange woman. I do
not understand you."
"Incompatibility. Come, the car
riage is waiting. Let us be gone."
"You have spoilt the evening for
me," said the count, as he threw her
cloak across her shoulders.
"On the contrary, I have added a
peculiar zest. No, let us go and ap
pear before the world, and smile, and
laugh, and eat, and gossip. Let the
heart throb with a dull pain, if it will
the mask is ours to do with as we
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They were, in my opinion, two very
unusual persons.
Monsieur Pierre, having uttered this
ejaculation, stepped back and rested
his fat hands on bis fat hips. As he
surveyed the impromptu butler, a
shade of perplexity spread over Tils oily
face. He smoothed his imperial and
frowned. This groom certainly looked
right, but there was something lacking
in his make-up, that indefinable some
thing which is always found in the
true servant—servility.- There was no
humility here, no hypocritical meek
ness, no suavity there was nothing
smug or self-satisfied. In truth, there
was something grimly earnest, which
was not to be understood reacfily.
Monsieur Pierre, having always busied
himself with soups and curries and
roasts and sauces, was not a profound
analyst yet. his instinctive shrewd
ness at once told him that this fellow
was no servant, nor could he ever be
made into one. Though voluble enough
In his kitchen, Monsieur Pierre lacked
expression when confronted by any
problem outside of it. Here was the
regulation swallow-tail coat and
trousers of green, the striped red vest,
and the polished brass buttons: but
the man inside was too much for him.
"Diable! You luke right. Bui no,
I can not explain. Eet ees on zee
tongue, but eet rayfuse. Ha! I haf eet!
You lack vot zay call zee real. You
make me t'ink uf zee sairvant on zee
stage, somet'ing bettair oft: eh?
This was as near as monsieur ever got
to the truth" of things.
During this speculative inventory,
Warburton's face was gravely set
indeed, it pictured his exact feelings.
He was grave. He even wanted Pierre's
approval. He was about to pass
through a very trying ordeal he might
not even pas3 through it. There was
no deceiving his colonel's eyes, hang
him! Whatever had induced fate to
force this old Argus-eyed soldier upon
the scene? K*j glanced Into the kitchen
mirror. He instantly saw the salient
flaw in his dress. It was the cravat.
Tie it as he would, it never approached
the likeness of the conventional cravat
of the waiter. It still remained a pol
ished Cravat, a worldly cravat, the
cravat seen in ball-rooms, drawing
rooms, in the theater stalls and boxes,
anywhere but in the servants' hall
Oh, for the ready-made cravat that
hitched to the collar-button! And then
there was that servant's low turned'
down collar, glossy as celluloid. He
felt as diffident in his bare throat as
a debutante feels in her first decollette
ball-gown, not very well covered up,
as it were. And, heaven and earth,
how appallingly large his hands had
grown, how clumsy his feet! Would
the colonel expose him? Would he
keep silent? This remained to be
found out wherein Jay the terror of
"Remembalr," weht on Monsieur
Pierre, after a pause, feeling that he
had a duty to fulfill and a responsibil
ity to shift to other shoulders than his
own, "remembair, eef you spill zee
soup, I keel you. You aarry zee tureen
in, zen you depsh out zee soup, and
sairve. Zee oystaires should be on zee
table t'ree minutes before zee guests
haf arrive,. Now. can you make zee
American cocktail?"
"I can,"—with a ghost of a smile.
"Make heem,"—with a pompous
wave of the hand toward the favorite
"What kind?"
"Vot kind! Eez zare more cocktails
"Only two that are proper, the mam
hattan and the martini."
"Make zee martini I know heem.'
"But cocktails ought no.t be mixed
before serving."
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"1 say, make zee one cocktail,"—
coldly and skeptically. "I test heem."
Warburton made one. Monsieur
sipped it slowly, making a wry face,
for, true Gaul that he was, only tw«
kinds of stimulants appealed to his
palater liqueurs and wines. He found
it as good as any he had ever tasted.
"Ver' good,"—softening. "Zare ees
zen, one t'ing zat all zee Americans can
make, zee cocktail? I am educate'
I learn. Now leaf me till eight. Keep
zee collect head,"—and Monsieur Pierre
turned his attention to his partridges
James went out of doors to get a
breath of fresh aid and to collect his
thoughts, which were wool-gathering,
whatever that may rfiean. They
needed collecting, these thoughts of
his, and labeling, for they were at all
points of the compass, and he was at
a loss upon which to draw for support.
Here he was, in a devil of a fix, and
no possible way of escaping except by
absolutely bolting and he vowed that
he wouldn't bolt, not if he stood the
chance of being exposed 50 times over.
He had danced he was going to pay
the fiddler like a man. He had never
ran away from anything, and he wasn't
going to begin now.
At the worst, they could only laugh
at him hut his secret would be his no
longer. Ass that he had been! How
to tell this girl that he loved her? How
to appear to her as his natural self?
What a chance he had wilfully thrown
away! lie might have been a guest
to-night he might have sat next to
her, turned the pages- of her music,
and perhaps sighed love in her ear, all
of which would have been very proper
and conventional. Ah, if he only knew
what was going on behind those Med
iterranean eyes of hers, those heavenly
sapphires. Had she any suspicion?
No, it could not 6e possible she had
humiliated him too often, to suspect
the imposture. Alackadhy!
Had any one else applied the dis
reputable terms he applied to himself
there would have been a battle royal.
When he became out of breath, he re
entered the house to have a final look
at the table before the ordeal began.
Covers had been laid for 12 immac
ulate linen, beautiful silver, and spark
ling cut-glass. He wondered how much
the girl was worth, and thought of his
own miserable $4,500 the year, 'frue,
his capital could at any time be con
verted into cash, some $75,000, but it
would be no longer the goose with the
olden egg. A great bowl of roses
stood on a glass center-piece. As he
leaned toward them to intiale their per
fume he heard a sound. lie turned.
She stood framed in a doorway, a
picture such as artists conjure up to
fit in sunlit corners of gloomy studios
beauty, youth, radiance, luster, happi
ness. To his ardent eyes she was su
premely beautiful. How wildly his
heart beat! This was the flrst time he
had seen her in r11 her glory. His
emotion was so strong that he did not
observe that she was biting her nether
Is everything' well, James?" she
asked, meaning the possibilities of ser
vice and not the cardiac intranquility
of the servant.
"Very well, Miss Annesley,"—with a
sudden bold scrutiny.
Whatever it was she saw in his eyes
it had the effect of making hers turn
aside. He grew visibly nervous.
"You haven't the hands of a servant,
He started and knocked a fork to
the floor.
'They are too clumsy," she went on
"I am not a butler, Miss I am a
groom. I promise to do the very best
I can." Wrath mingled with the
shame on his face.
"A man who can do what you did
this morning ought not, to be afraid of
a dinner-table."
"There is some difference between a
dinner-table and a horse, Miss." He
stooped to recover the fork wrhile she
touched her lips with her handker
chief. The situation was becoming
unendurable. He knew that., for some
reason, she was quietly laughing at
Never put back on the table a fork
or piece of silver that has fallen to
the floor," she advised. "Procure a
clean one."
"Yes, Miss." Why in heaven's name
didn't she go and leave him in peace?
"And be very careful not to spill
drop of the burgundy. It is '78, and
a particular favorite of my father's."
Seventy-eight! As if he hadn't had
many a bottle of that superb vintage
during the past ten months! The
glands in his teeth opened at the mem'
ory of that taste.
"James, we have been in the habit
of paying off the servants on this day
of the month. Payday comes especial
ly happy this time. It will put good
feeling into all, and make the service
vastly more expeditious."
She counted out four ten-dollar
notes from a roll in her hand and
signified him to approach. He took
the money, coolly counted it, and put
it in his vest pocket.
"Thank you. Miss."
I do not say she looked disap
pointed, but I assert that she was
slightly disconcerted. She never knew
the effort he had put forth to subdue
the desire to tear the money into
shreds, throw it at her feet and leave
the house.
"When the gentlemen wish for ci
gars or cigarettes, you will find them
in the ..usual place, the lower drawer
in the sideboard." With a swish she
was gone.
He took the rponey out and studied
it. No, he wouldn't tear it up rather
he would put it among his keepsakes.
I shall leave Mr. Robert, or M'sieu
Zhames, to recover his tranquillity, and
describe to you the character and qual
ity of the guests. There was the af
fabl® military attache of the British
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embassy, there was a celebrated Amer
ican countess, a famous dramatist, and
his musical wife, Warburton's late
commanding colonel, Mrs. Chadwick,
Count Karloff, one of the notable grand
opera prlma-donnas, who would not
sing in opera till February, a cabinet
officer and his wife, Col. Annesley and
his daughter. You will note the cosmo
politan character of these distin
guished persons. Perhaps in no other
city In America could they be brought
together at an Informal dinner such as
this one was. There was no' question
of precedence or any such nonsense.
Everybody knew everybody else, with
one exception Col. Raleigh was a com
parative stranger. But he was a like
able old fellow, full of stories of the
wild, free west, an excellent listener
besides, who always stopped a goodly
distance on the right side of what is
known in polite circles as the bore's
dead-line. Warburton held for him a
deep affection, martinet though he was,
for he was singularly just and merci
They had either drunk the cocktail
or had set it aside untouched, and had
emptied the oyster shells, when the
ordeal of the soup began. Very few of
those seated gave any attention to my
butler. The flrst thing he did was to
drop the silver ladle. Only the girl
saw this mishap. She laughed and
Raleigh believed that he had told his
story in an exceptionally taking man
ner. My butler quietly procured another
ladle, and proceeded coolly enough. I
must confess, however, that his cool
ness was the result of a physical ef
fort. The soup quivered and trem
bled outrageously, and more than once
he felt the heat of the liquid bn his
thumb. This moment his fare was
pale, that moment it was red. But,
as I remarked, few observed him,
Why should they? Everybody had
something to say to everybody else
and a butler was only a machine any
way. Yet, three persons occasionally
looked in his direction his late colonel,
Mrs. Chadwiclf and the girl each from
a different angle of vision. There was
a scowl on the colonel's face, puzzle
ment on Mrs. Chadwick's, and I don't
know what the girl's represented, not
having been there with my discerning
Once the American countess raised
her lorgnette and murmured: "What
a handsome butler!"
Karloff, who sat next to her, twisted
his mustache and shrugged. He had
seen handsome peasants before. -They
did not interest him. He glanced across
the table at the girl, and was much an
noyed that she, too, was gazing at the
butler, who had successfully completed
the distribution of the soup and who
now stood with folded arms by the
sideboard. (How I should have liked
to see him!)
When the butler took away the soup
plates. Col. Raleigh turned to his host.
"George, where the deuce did you
pick up that butler?"
Annesley looked vaguely across the
table at his old comrade. He had been
far away in thought. He had eaten
"What?" he asked.
"I asked you where the deuce you
got that butler of yours."
"Oh, Betty found him somewhere.
Our own butler is away on a vacation.
I had not noticed him. Why?"
"Well, if he doesn't look like a
cub lieutenant of mine, I was born
without recollection of faces."
"An orderly of yours, a lieutenant,
did you say?" asked Betty, with smol
dering fires in her eyes.
"That is strange," she mused.
"Yes very strange. He was a dare
devil if there ever was one."
"Yes best bump of location in the
regiment, and the steadiest nerve,"—
dropping his voice.
The girl leaned on her lovely arms
and observed him interestedly.
"A whole company got lost in a
snowstorm, you know that on the
prairie a snowstorm means that only
a compass can tell you where you are
and there wasn't one in the troop—
a bad piece of carelessness on the cap
tain's part. Well, this cub said he'd
find the way back, and the captain
wisely let him take the boys in hand."
"Go on," said the girl.
"Interested, eh?"
"I am a soldier's daughter, and I love
the recital of brave deeds."
"Well, he did it. Four hours later
they were thawed out in the barracks
kitchen. Another hour and not one of
them would ha.ve lived to tell the tale.
The whisky they poured Into my
"Did he drink?" she interrupted.
"Drink? Why the next day he was
going to lick the men who had poured
the stuff down his throat. A toddy
once in a while, that was all he ever
took. And how he loved a fight! He
had the tenacity of a bulldog once
he set his mind on getting something,
he never let up till he got it."
The girl trifled thoughtfully with a
"Was he ever in an Indian fight?"
she asked, casually.
"Only scraps and the like. He went
into the reservation alone one day and
arrested a chief who had murdered a
sheep-herder. It was a volunteer job,
and nine men out of ten would never
have left the reservation alive. He
was certainly a cool hand."
"I dare say,"—smiling. She wanted
to ask him if he had ever been hurt,
this daredevil of a lieutenant, but she
could not bring the question to her
lips. "What did you say his name
"Warburton, Robert Warburton."
Here the butler came in with the
birds. The girl's eyes followed him,
hither and thither her lips hidden be
hind the rose.
'Continued. Tuesday.)
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Fierce Artillery Battle at Helslngfors
—Russian Commander Is Forced to
Flight With Two Thousand Loyal
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2.—During the
night mutinous sailors, soldiers and
sappers and miners seized Ft. Constan
tine at Cronstadt, but they were subse
quently dislodged and compelled to
surrender, after heavy fighting with
the loyal regiments. A hundred men
were killed and many wounded, in
cluding Admiral BodTtlwisneff. Some
mutineers succeeded in boarding a
steamer and escaping to Finland.
Artillery Battle.
Helslngfors, Aug. 1, 6:40 p. tn.—
When the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press arrived here this after
noon from St. Petersburg the situation
was practically unchanged. The muti
nous artillerymen are still holding out,
aided by a regiment of sappers and
miners, which had joined them in mu
tiny. Throughout the day an artillery
battle was fought between the north
and south batteries of the main island
at Sveaborg. From a place of vantage
the correspondent was able to see the
shells occasionally strike the barracks
and the fortifications, causing fires to
start up among the mutinous. At that
it seemed to have the upp^r hand and
the Russian commander tfas forced to
flee with two thousand loyal infantry to
the furthermost part of the southern
section of the town of Sveaborg,
where he was holding out.
Wildest Rumors.
St Petersburg, Aug. 2.—The wildest
rumors are in circulation, one of which
to the effect that mutiny has broken
out at Cronstadt. and has caused the ut
most alarm, which has been increased
by the fact that the telephone com
munication with Cronstadt is again in
terrupted. It is asserted that four mu
tinous warships arrived at Cronstadt
and that the guns of the fortress have
been trained on ffeem, but the fire has
not yet been opened.
Surrender Iron Gate.
Tiflis, Caucasus, Aug. 2 —Upon the
arrival of a detachment of Cossacks,
the companies of the Samur regiment
at the Deshlagar, commanding the fa
mous Iron Gate at Derbent, which had
mutinied, surrendered and handed ov
er their ringleaders to the Cossack
Situation Changes.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 2.—A collapse
of the mutiny at Sveaborg coupled
with a breakdown of the plans of the
revolutionists to secure possession of
the Baltic squadron and provoke im
mediate upraising at Cronstadt greatly
changes the situation and the spirits
of the government officials have risen,
those of the revolutionists being cor
respondingly depressed. Arrangements
for ordering a general strike on Sat
urday may be countermanded. The
strike in Finland is already a failure
owing to the fact that the more intelli
gent Finns did not support it. The lat
est reports show tjiat all rumors to the
effect that the Baltic squadron was in
the hands of mutineers were untrue.
More Mutineers Surrender.
Helsingfort, Aug. 2.-r-There was no
firing at Sveaborg or Other islands in
the vicinity during the night, or this
morning. No definite news has been
received today from the scene of mu
tiny. Officials decline to make any
statements, but it is asserted from a
reliable source that the mutineers,
with the exception of a few on the
smaller islands who have a few guns,
have surrendered. The prisoners are
being landed in batches, guarded by
loyal troops. They are sullen and
seem to have little thought of the pun
ishment which awaits them.
Conflict at Helslngfors.
London, Aug. 2.—A Reuter's dispatch
from Helsingfors this afternoon says
serious conflicts between the police
and socialist red guards occurred there
General Killed.
Warsaw, Aug. 2.—General Markgraft
sky, chief
the Warsaw gendarmerie,
was shot and killed this afternoon.
Startling Evidence
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Upon Going to Bed Her Lighted Match
Is Blown Out and She Is Grabbed by
Man Hiding Behind the Door—Ha
Marshalltown, Aug. 2.—While in the
act of entering her bedroom Tuesday
night about 10:15 o'clock, to go to bed,
Miss Daisy Matthews, 412 South Third
street, was seized in the darkness by
an unknown man, who had in some
manner entered the house. Once_sho
got away from her assailant, who seiz
ed her again. She then screamed for
help, and the man, rushing part way
down the stairs, leaped through an
open window, and made his escape.
The man's purpose In the house can
only be guessed, as nothing was found
to have been taken. It is presumed he
entered the building by climbing a tree
near the rear of the house and from it
getting on the kitchen roof, from which
a window opened into Miss Matthews'
Blows Out Light.
Two boys of the family had already
gone upstairs to bed before Miss Mat
thews followed them. When at tho
threshold of her door, she struck a
match, which went out, but In the
momentary gleam she saw the door,
which was open, move. She struck an
other match, which, she is 'now confi
dent, was blown out by the man from
behind the door. He then seized her
and forced her against the door casing.
She released herself,-only to be seized
again and pushed against the railing
which guarded the stairs. .She then
screamed and her assailant made off
down the stairs, and out the window,
before the other members of the fam
ily, who were below, could catch sight
01 him. In going out the window, the
m&n jumped to the ground, a distance
of nine or ten feet.
No Police Report.
Miss Matthews, in the dim light, saw
only enough of the man to be able to
give a limited description. She says
he was of ordinary size, wore a straw
hat, and white cloth or'tennis shoes.
The assault was not reported to the
Miss Matthews believes the man fol
lowed her to the house earlier in the
evening, and the family afterwards re
membered hearing sounds upstairs,
which was thought, were made by on®
of the boys moving in his sleep.
•Miss Matthews is the step-daughter
of Ed Scott.
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Unknown Man Killed by Train During
the Night.
Chariton, Aug. 2.—(Special.)—An
unknown man, about 21 years of age,
was found dead near the Burlington
railroad coal house this morning at 7
o'clock. It Is supposed that he was
struck by a train during the night as
his forehead and back of head were
badly bruised.
There is no means of identification
except a receipt that was found in hia
pocket, worded as follows: "Receivefl
of N. Murray. $2.60 on account."—
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Mason City, Aug. 2.—(Special)—
Elmer Hugett of Marble Rock, aged 20
years, who was working here In a res
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interurban line last night. His right
arm was severed at the elbow and his
right foot, below the knee. He was
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