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A Won derful Book by Frederic J. H&skin, entitled "The American Gov ernment. ** Not a diy page in ft— not a line of politics in it—but a very interesting story of the working side of our government; full of astound ing, marvelous facts. Â valuable addition to your library —Good to read as well as to look at. IT'S FREE On a special proposition with this paper, in which we make a special offer of the book, this paper and the St. Paul Dispatch or Pioneer Press, ail at a splendid bargain pi ce. COME IN AND SEE IT. KNOW YOUR GOVERNMENT A CIPHER TELEGRAM By JANE PINCKNEY BENNETT When the Russo-Japanese war broke out Anna Zarenski. who ha- lust be , ... . come betrothed to Captain 'mil Mick elienieff. was obliged to part with her lover, who was ordered with his regi ment to Manchuria. It was a love match between them, and Anna suffer ed tortures at the approaching separa tion. "Paui. dear," she said to him. "can : you not send me a telegram every day instead of a letter? Any letter I may receive from you will be several weeks old." "My darling! A telegram every day! Do you suppose the government would permit the wires to be put to such a ose? Suppose all the lovers In the army were to have such a privilege ac corded them. There would be no time for military dispatches. Besides, a tele gram is open for others to read." "Can't you telegraph In cipher?" "A cipher telegram over a govern ment wire? Such a thing would send us both to Siberia." But Siberia was betterthan the dep rivation of two lovers to send loving words, and the young officer said that he would try to bribe an operator and send her just one litte message by tel egraph. But they must have a code. So together they arranged a very sim ple one. If a sentence began with the letter A. it meant "I love you as ever;" if it began with B, "I am well;" C, "I am ill;" D, "Wounded;" E, "I am lone ly without you;" P, "A thousand kiss es;" G, "I have escaped being injured In the receut battle," and so on to the end of the alphabet The capîr.in left her, promising to do all he could to get her telegrams through, though he must use a large corruption fund. Money Is a potent factor among Russian officials, and he succeeded in sending a number of mes sages. He did not attempt to send a dispatch after a fight when the tele graph line was crowded with govern ment dispatches. They were all placed In the hands of the operator when no fighting was going on. to send when he eoukL One day alter receipt of one of An na's moat lovlnjr letters Paul decided to reply over the wires. Taking his telegram to an operator whom he i>id already paid large sums, he banded him his telegram, slipping 50 rubles iu his hand at the same time. The o|>erator laid the message aside till be could get rid of u number of orders being trans mitted to the supply department at St. j P eters burg. but before he had seut |J eu ? uM a fikir , mi f '■«™ced with ! tile Japanese, which ended in a battle. It was uot till the tight neared its j termination that a rush'oif telegraphic messages begun. While the struggle was going on the operator bud found time to send Paul's message. It reach ed St. Petersburg Just as the govern ment was expecting news of the re : suit of the battle. The telegraph be ing in the hands of the government all offices were closed. The only lustrn meut lu use was in the cabinet of the czar. While bis majesty aud his miu lster of war were eagerly awaiting news from the sent of war a message was clicked off for Anna Zarenski as follows: A bird In the hand. Every dog has his day. Fortune favors the brave. Keep off the graaa. PAUL. A terrible scowl gathered on the brow of the minister of war as he read the words and banded the message to the emperor. "A telegram in cipher, your majes ty," he said. The czar read it. and lie, too. scowled. "Telephone the police," he said, "to arrest Anna Znrenski and bring her here. Have her produce the key to her cipher code under pain of instant death. When Anna was arrested she was frightened out of her senses. She made matters wove by at first refusing to give up the code and only did so when told that it was by the czar's ord^r aud the penalty for withholding it Instant death. She was put into a carriage, taken to the Winter palace and brought before the emperor, aud the high of ficials gathered about him. "What treasonable document is this?" said the czar, banding her Paul's dis patch. Anna took it. blushing like a rose. She was very pretty and. traitor or no traitor, made an attractive pic ture. "Take the key," said the emperor, "sad interpret the dispatch." "t beg yonr majesty to direct some one else to interpret It" "Obey the order," said the czar sternly. Anna began the interpretation. "A bird tn tfie Dana." »ne Hesitated. "I love you as ever." "Every dog has his day." "I am lonely without you." She was too mortified to go on. "Proceed." said the czar. "Fortune favors the brave." "A thou sand kisses." "Keep off the grass." "Goodby, my angel." The czar's features relaxed. Calling for the key. he assured himself that the interpréta tiou was correct. "You are forgiven." he said, holding o.ut his hand for her to kiss. Dropping ou one knee, she pressed her Ups to It in gratitude for the par don. "And your lover is included in the boon." added the czar. "For your sake I shall order him home on gov ernment business, and I trust yonr ré union will be very happy. But do not again nse the government wires for love messages." With a smile, he dismissed her. Monkey Intelligence. The monkey's intelligence has never been able to arrive at a point which enables that animal to achieve the un tying of a knot. You may tie a mon key with a cord, fastened with the simplest form of common knot, and unless the beast can break the string or gnaw it In two he will never get loose. To untie the knot requires ob servation and reasoning power, and though a monkey may possess both he has neither in a sufficient degree to enable him to overcome the difficulty. Freezing the Hair On. It is reported that Sir Ernest Shack leton recommended extreme cold ns one of the best means of strengthening the hair. Almost all that went with him on his antarctic expedition found that their hair grew thicker and stronger as they approached the pole, It was also found that baldheaded men were almost never found among those who worked for a cold storage company, where the men work all day in a temperature of 20 degrees of frost and the cold seems to make their hair thicker.—Medical Times. Ths Main Question. Fair Girl—My father made his for tune when be was s young man. Would you like to know how be did it? Gallant Yonth—Not particularly. But I would like to know If be still baa It LOVE'S HORRORS By LOUISE B. CUMMINGS The loveliest, the most barbarous, the simplest, the strangest acts com mitted by human beings find their mo tive In love. And there Is do country in which love In Its greatest intensity has flourished as in Italy. It is the soul of Italiun poetry, it is the motive of Italian crime. One of the oldest families of Italy Is. or, rather, was, the Contis. Me dieval Italy was ruled by great fami lies, and their power lasted with va ried degree for centuries. Beatrice Conti, a beautiful girl who lived in Borne a hundred years ago. when the Conti family was still, at lenst In name, prominent, loved Caesar Branding and her love was returned. Beatrice was s superior girl, and Brandlnt was prominent young mnn. He was very accomplished, especially in those many arts pertaining to war, being the best fencer as well as the best shot among the patrician set of Rome. But he was 'nothing of a bully or a braggart and bad only ones bad occasion to punish any man. That waa for abusing a de formed child. Scipione Breacini. a man abont Cae sar's age, was one day seen by the latter to cuff a crippled beggar who got In his way while crossing a street Caesar was ao indignant that he cuff ed Bresdni. Scipione did not return the blow, and the matter seemingly ended then and there. Scipione was a rejected lover of Beatrice. To hare been struck by his successful rival turned his soul into a fiery furnace, nad he not feared the superior skill of Caesar he would have challenged him. As it was. he found himself in a contemptible po sition. with no way out of it Strange to say, be not only coveted revenge on Brandlnl. but on Beatrice. He brooded and brooded till he conceived the idea of striking the girl through her lover. One night as Caesar was passing through one of those medieval Roman streets, too narrow for even a side walk. an arm was thrust out of a win dow, and a knife entered bis back, piercing the heart He fell and died in a few minutes. Beatrice, knowing that her lover had only one enemy in the world aud that was Scipione. felt assured that he was the murderer, but when a stiletto was left at her house on a dark night when the person leaving It could not be rec ognized she knew that It was tfie weapon with which Caesar had been stabbed and that Scipione was his mur derer. No more fiendish revenge is to be conceived. Beatrice was at once changed by It from the gentlest of women to a deadly fury. The new Beatrice differed from the former Bea trice in proportion to the strength of her love. It did not even occur to her to punish Scipione through the courts She had no proof that he was the guilty person, aud if she had she would not have produced It. The blood of the Contis ran pure in her veins, and the Contis of the past had not been In the habit of troubling the courts with their disputes. TTie men relied on their swords; the women—one of them was a Borgia. She did not meet Scipione Brescinl for some time after the murder and when she did surprised him by appear ing not to snspect that he had any thing to do with it She even asked him if he could not think of some one whose enmity Caesar had aroused. Moreover, she did not appear to take her lover's death to heart so much as he had expected. Scipione gained con fidence.' All might yet be well between him and her. True, for a time he had hated her, but her presence rekindled love. The two met often. Scipione did not need to go to see her at her bouse, for at that time every one In Rome met socially at all sorts of open air fes tivals. Beatrice always greeted Sci pione with a smile—a smile that never had and never could fall to win him. And this Is an effect of love. I.lke liquor, it steals a man's brains. And so Scipione drifted to bis min. He renewed the offer of his hand to Beatrice and was accepted. Before their marriage Beatrice in sisted on making a trip to India. She had heard of something in that coun try she wanted. Scipione was loath to part with her and could not under stand her going. She told him she wished a flower that grew there and was nowhere else to be found with which to decorate her bridal veiL What a singular woman's whim—to go all the way to India for a flower! Beatrice was gone a long while on her journey. When she returned she fixed n date for her wedding, but pre ferred that it should he in private. After the ceremony she sat In her wedding dress, decked In the fresh, plucked flowers of a plant she had brought from India. Her husband sat beside her. "For my sake, inhale the perfume of the flowers I was at so much pains to get for our bridal," she said. She held one of them to bis nostrils, and he drew In Its perfume. When be was about to turn away she put her arm about bis neck and pressed the flower to his nose. Presently he made another effort to turn away. He could not—he was paralyzed. Then where he bad seen bis loving wife he saw a demon. As his senses faded the face before him grew more terrible till death came to his relie! He had Inhaled the odor o t the poi son flower of India. Humor and Philosophy Hr »VACA A M. SMITH FLYING. TT seems as though summer A Had started Only, And here we are Shooting down the decline With August. Oh, my, How summer does flyl It's hete To cheer Us for a little while 4 ' With Its genial smile. To wrap us in a neat Blanket of heat, To ding as a friend Who would make no end To his stay. And then It must away. It beats the well scrubbed Dutch How time does flit! It Never loafs asounf Or tries to be a steady boarder. In order To catch a fleeting moment We must arise. Rub our eyes. And take a quick glane* Or It will dance Into the vast And well filled past That Is what summer Is doing just now. It is on the roller coaster And la going some. Hear the horn Of the wheelsT It comes. And goodness knows R goes. Hardly do we feel Its hot breath On our necks . Than we have to olear the decks For autumn. . * at Nat on Him. "YoMr face aeems familiar, but I can't recall ever meeting you before." "1 don't think you ever met me." "But I can't get over thinking I have seen you before. Maybe 1 have seen your picture some where." "But I assure you I never have been cured of any thing." Handing Him Ons. "This Is leap year," said the gay bachelor tentatively. "Ah!" responded the beautiful girl, without any inflection. "You know what leap year is for, don't you?" pursued he of the lax lib erty and flirtatious disposition. Certainly," was the response. Well," he persisted, bound to have It come to him. "what is it for?" "To give the girls a chance to show their independence,'' responded the beautiful girl as she turned on her heel and pursued her solitary way. Modsrn. "The Youngloves certainly have an up to date baby." "Have they?" "Yes. They can't put it to sleep by rocking It" "They Just lay It on a bed. give it a copy of Browning, and it reads itself to sleep. I suppose." "By no means. It refuses to slumber at all unless they take it auto riding." No Hops Thor#. "What are you looking over the fashion plates for. hubby?" "I was Just noticing that it doesn't take much to make -a woman's dress this season." "Much?" "No." "Oh. as to material, no. But the money r* Wasted Effort. My luck is Just like this, you see: Whenever from a watery grave A maiden fair and young I save She's eure to have n family. And so ehe cannot marry me. PERT PARAGRAPHS. It is more fun to talk about the ar tistic temperament thnu it is to live with it Nobody should nurse a grouch unless he Is paid wages for It. A good excuse should be trained to stay around where It Is needed. It is embarrassing not to find it when it la wanted. The excessive humidity keèps the weather man from suffering from the charge of having joined the drys. Why should men be permitted to criticise women's dress when they don't know how to attire themselves either beautifully or comfortably? If the cost of living would consent to come down from Its pedestal the act would be popular and provocative of great applause. Implement houses will have to get busy If every political ring is going to need a steam roller. Of course a roiling stone most at all times have at least a slight downward tendency. 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