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The Marble Hill Press Hill & tihandle-r. Publishers. MARBLE HILL MISSOURI "We wonder if the people u on lad as much trouble digging canals. ilars :heir There is no such word as graft in the Japanese language. They ju.sl use the word theft. A tempest in a teapot is a small af fair when compared with a revolution ia a howl of soup. "Should a woman wear a hat for two seasons?'' asks a cuiitomiHiiuiv. She should, hut she won't. It's odd. hut quite true, that a ham mock is far more comfortable with two persons in it than with one. John Jacob Astor says the automo bile will he succeeded by the air ship. And still the horse has not gone. Newport now has two babies each worth in its own name $1(UM"U'" or less than you would take for yours. Kang Yu Wei, head of the Chinese Reform Association, is in New York This sounds even more serious tnan the boycott. Three hundred thousand people vis ited Coney Island last Sunday. The devil continues to regard vacations as unnecessary. An eastern man has succeeded in breeding a scentless variety of skunks. Let him now try his hand at deodor izing the autos. Japan is going to borrow I.'m.omii, t(Mi. Evidently the Japs don't p- rt Russia to be able to pay the indem nity right away. Edison says radium vvili be as cheap as coal some day. Yet this may only mean that coal will be as expensive as radium some day. In the baseball league standing at the end of the season, as in the apple barrel, the best and the ripest fruit i coiispicuous at the top. King Edward has had .'mother birth day without doing anything for Wil liam Waldorf Astor. Yet they say Edward is a kind-hearted king. The price of chloroform has been reduced 4'i per cent. It is evident that Dr. Osier has not succeeded in causing the demand to exceed the sup ply. We do not know certainly, but we suspect that the Baltimore man who said in his will: "The world has not loved me," never really loved the world. When it comes to picturesque styles in revolution the South American re publics are reluctantly compelled to admit that Russia has them ail out classed. The man who bought a $;:.uun auto mobile in New York with a bad check deserved to have it break down with him before he turned the corner ol the street. A Chicago man advertises for "a lady stenographer." requesting that she "stale her age." lb" must think there are ladies in that town who ar very much in need of jobs. The 8,;ui English Immigrant!; who entered the port of Boston hist yeat would have made a very notable addi tion to the colony of Massachusetts bay if they had come over year.; asfo. Mr. Peary will take with him on his polar expedition some very delicate in struments, which will let him know whether he has discovered the exact spot or no. This is a necessary pre caution. Interesting indeed is the project of the company that is planning 1o spend $5.000.iitn in dredging the Tiber, to make it navigable as far as Home. There's no knowing what the dredg ers ma-" dig up. It is said there is a singular lack of enthusiasm on the part of the guests at William Waldorf Astor's house parties. There may be a hick' of enthusiasm, hut there is nothing singular about it. A fashion writer tells that the "short walking skirt is becoming short er and the long dressy skirt longer." Presently the short skirr will grow' longer and the long skirt shorter tin til one becomes the other. It is not true, its scoffers say. that the only difference between winter and summer in New England is that we spend our summers fishing and shoveling snow, and that in winter tlupre's no fishing. Boston Globe. Commander I'eary isn't exactly beg ging for food, but he says that he can not make his trip to find the norlU pole unless $::o.i00 worth of supplies are contributed before he starts. Courage and confidence are all right but corned beef and sardines also are essential.. A European scientist has discovered that, fear is caused by a germ which may he killed by inoculation. He will probably find that his theory is wrong when he inoculates a woman and then turns a mouse loose in the room. The New Jersey minister who com plains that in a Newark church re cently when tho sermon was ' being preached the choir were reading a five cent magazine, adds that it is not an uncommon thing for a church organist to go out during the sermon to get a drink of whisky. Why not send some Missionaries over to New Jersey? A New York society woman has started a model dairy in order to rro vido pure milk for babies. That's an other anti-race suicide proposition which may well he encouraged. It is reported that. Mrs. Russell Sag "systematically feeds the squirrels in Central park." Cncle Russell may have noticed recently that there was a financial leak somewhere. A New York man has been com pelled to pay $1 for hitting Mrs. Shakspeare. He must have, hired a .Portia to present his case to the jury. : Mrs. Eugene- Reilly of La Moure, N. D., became the mother of three girls and a boy a few nights ago. Well, they need ore girls out there. tCopJ right. 1VJS. CHAPTER XUI. Joan Stands Within Her Danger. So soon as Werner von Orseln re turned to Castle Kernsberg with news of the forcing of tho Alia and the overwhelming numbers of the Musco vite hordes, the sad-eyed Duchess of Hohetir-tein became once more Joan of the Sword I land. The invading army must have num bered thirty thousand, at least. There were, all told, about two thousand in Kernsberg. Von Orseln. indeed, could easily have raised more. Nay, they would have come in of themselves by hundred.- to tight for their Duchess, but the little town could not feed more. When Werner von Orseln and Peter Halt a met the invader at the fords of the Alia, Maurice von Lynar and Alt I'ikker had remained 'wit h Joan, nomi nally to assist her dispositions, but really to form- a check upon the im petuosity of tier temper. Now Yon Orseln was hack again. The fords of the Alia were forced, and the fighting strength of Kernsberg united itself in the Eagle's Nest to make its lnal stand. Aloft on the highest ramparts there was a terrace walk which the Spar hawk much affected, specially when he was on guard at night. It looked tow ards the east, and from it the first glimpse of the Courtlanders would be obtained. Presently the chief captain's step was heard on the stone turnpike. "Ha. Sparhawk." he cried, "this is cold cheer: Why could we not have talked comfortably in hall, with a .beaker of mead at. one's elbow?" T wanted, to speak with you on a matter we cannot mention elsewhere," said Mam-ice von Lynar. "How long can we hold out if they !.. Me us "Two months, certainly -with luck three!" "And what of the Duchess Joan?'" persisted the young" man. "Why. in the same time she will he dead or wed!" said Yon Orseln. with an affectation of carelessness easily seen through. "We must get her away to a place of safety," said the young man. Von Oi.-eln laughed. "(let her? Who would persuade or compel our lady? Whither would she go? Would she be safer there than here? Would the Court lander not find out in twenty four hours that there was no Joan of the Sword Hand in Kernsberg, and follow her trail?" 'We must persuade her capture her. compel her, if necessary. Kerns b( rg cannot for long hold out against both the Muscovite and the Court lander." "What? Capture Joan of the Sword Hand and carry her off? The mead buzzes- in the boy's head. He grows dotty with anxiety and too much hard ale." "Von Orseln." said the youth, with pimple earnestness, not heeding his tmtnts, 'T have thought deeply. I see no way out of it. but this. Our lady will eagerly go on reconnaissance if yon represent it as necessary. You must take ten good men and ride north, fur north, even to the edires of the Maltie, to a place I know of, which none but I and one other can find. There, with a few trusty fellows to guard her, she will be safe till the push of the times is over." "But how," said Von Orseln, medi tating, "will you prevent her absence being known? Tho passage of so large a party may easily be traced and reinembered. Though our folk are true enough and loyal enough, sooner or later what is known in the Castle is known in the town, and what is known in the town becomes known to the enemy!" Maurice von Lynar leaned forward towards his chief captain and whis pered a few words in his ear. "Ah!" he said, and nodded. Then, after a pause for thought, he added, "That is none so ill thought on for a beardless younker! I will think it over, sleep on it, and tell you my opin ion to-morrow! At any rate," the chief captain growled to himself, "you have a pretty part, set for me. I may forthwith order my shroud. I shall never be able to face my lady again!" The Duchess Joan was in high spirits. It had been judged necessary, in consultation with her chief officers, to ride a reconnaissance to ascertain whether the advancing enemy had cut Kern her? off towards the north. On this matter Von Orseln thought that her Highness had better judge for her self. Here at last was something to "What? Capture Joan of the Sword Hand and carry her off!" be done. It was almost like the old foraying days, but now in a more des perate cause. No one in all Castle Kernsberg was to know of the departure of this cav alcade. The Sparhawk was appointed to command during Von Orseln's ab sence. Ten men only were to go, and these picked and sifted riders chosen bt cause of their powers of silence and because, being unmarried, they had no wives to worm secrets out of them. Joan and her chief captain rode on ahead, Von Orseln glancing keenly about, him, and Joan riding free and careless, as in old days when she over passed the hills to drive a prey from the lands of her father's enemies. It was grey morning' when they came to a goatherd's hut at the top of the green valley. Already they had passed the bounds of Hohenstein by half a dozen miles. The goatherd had led his light skipping train to the hills for the day. and the rude and chaotic remains of his breakfast were still on the table. Boris and Joriau cleared these away, and, with the trained alacrity of seasoned men at. arms, they placed before the party a breakfast prepared with speed out of which they had brought with them and those things which they had found to their hand by foraging in the cottage of the goatherd to-wit, sliced neat's tongue dried in the smoke, bread of fine wheat which Jorjan had carried all the way in a net at his sad dle bow. Boris had charge of the wine skins, and upon a shell above the door they found a great butter pot full of freshly made curded goat's milk, very delicious both to taste and smell. Of these things they ate and drank largely, Joan and Von Orseln being to- 1 "Werner von Orseln me?" gcther at the upper end of the table. Boris and Jorian had to sit with them, though much again lit their wills, be ing (spite of their sweethearts) more accustomed to the company of honest men at arms than to the practice of dainty eating In ladles' society. Soon Joan of the Sword Hand rose to her feet, for the ex-men at arms had few words to say. "Let us now mount and ride home ward,'' she said, "there are no enemy to be found on this northerly road. We shall be more fortunate uik.ui another occasion." Then Werner von Orseln nerved himself for a battle more serious than any he had ever fought at the elbow of Henry the Lion of Hohen stein. "My lady," he said, standing up and bowing gravely before her, "you see here eleven men who love you far above their lives, of whom I am the chief. Two others also there are, who, though not of our nation, ate in heart joined to us, especially in this thing that we have done. With all respcci, your riignness cannot go back. "We have come out. not to make a reconnaissance, but to put your Grace in a place of safety fill the storm blows over." The Duchess had slowly risen to her feet, with her hand on the sword which swung at her belt. "You have suddenly gone mad, Wer ner!" she said; "let us have no more of this. I bid you mount and ride. Back to Kernsberg. I say! Ye are not such fools and traitors as to deliver the maiden Castle, the Eagle's Nest of Hohenstein, Into the hands of our ene mies?" "Nay," said Von Orseln, looking steadily upon the ground, "that will we not do. Kernsberg is in good hands, and will fight bravely. But we cannot hold out with our few folk and scanty provender against the leaguer of thirty thousand. Nevertheless we will not permit you to sacrifice yourself for our sakes or for tho sake of the women End children of the city." Joan drew her sword. "Werner von Orseln, will you obey me, or must I slay you with my hawl?" she cried. The chief captain yet further bowed his head and abased his eyes. "We ha.ve thought also of this," ho made answer. "Me you may kill, but these that are with me will defend theaiselves, though they will not strike one they love more than their lives. But man by man we have sworn to do this thing. At all hazards you must abide in our hands till the danger is overpast. For me (this he added In a deeper tone), I am your immediate officer. Then? is none to come between us. It, Is your right to slay me if yon will. Mine Is tho re sponsibility for this deed, though the design was not mine. Here is my sword. Slay your chief captain with It. If you will. He has faithfully served your house for five-and-thirty years. 'Tis perhaps time he rested now." And' with these words Werner von Orseln took his sword by the point and offered the hilt, to his mistress. Joan of the Sword Hand shook with mingled passion and helplessness, and her eyes were dark and Iroubled. "Put. up your blade." she said, strik ing the hilt with her hand; "if you have not deserved death, no more have I deserved this! But you said that the design was not yours. Who, then, bas dared to plot, against the liberty of Joan of Hohenstein?" "I would I could claim the honor." said Werner the chief captain: "but truly fhe matter came from Maurice von Lyiiar. the Dane. It is to his mother, who after the death of the Count von Lynar continued to dwell in a secret strength on the Baltic shore, that we are conducting your Grace!" "Maurice von Lynar?" exclaimed Joan, astonished. "He remains in Castle Kernsberg then?" "Aye." said Werner, relieved by her tone, "he will take your place when danger comes. In morning twi light or at dusk he makes none so ill a Iady Duchess, and, i' faith, his sword hand Is brisk enough. If the town be taken, better that he than you be found in Castle Kernsberg. Is the thing not well invented, my lady?" Werner looked up hopefully. He thought he Tiad pleaded his cause well. "Traitor! supplanter!" cried Joan indignantly; "this Dane in my place! I will hang him from the highest, win dow in the Castle of Kernsberg, if ever I win back to mine own again." "My lady," said Werner, gently and respectfully, "your servant Von Lynar bade me tell you that he would as faithfully and loyally take your place now as he did on a former occasion!" "Ah." said Joan, smiling wanly with will you obey a quick change of mood, "I hope lie will be more ready to give up his privileges on this occasion than on that!" She was thinking of the Princess Margaret and the heritage of trouble upon which, as the Count von Loeu, she had caused the Sparhawk to enter. Then a new thought seemed to strike her. "But my nurse and my women how can he keep the imposture secret? He may pass before the stupid eyes of men. But they " "They have been sent out of harm's way into Plassenburg. There is not a woman born of woman in all the Castle of Kernsberg!" "Yes." mused Joan, "I have indeed been fairly co.ened. I gave that or der also by the Dane's advice. Well, leV him have his run. We will reeve him a firm collar of hemp al the end of it. and maybe for Werner von Or seln also, as a traitor alike to his bread and his mistress. Til) then I hope you will both enjoy playing your parts." The chief captain bowed. "I am content, my lady." he said re spect fully. "Now, good jailers all." cried Joan, "lead on. I will follow. Or would you prefer to carry me with you hand cuffed and chained? I will go with you in what fashion seemeth good to my masters!" She paused and looked around the lit t le goatherd's hut. "Only," she said, nodding her head, "I warn you I will take my own time and manner of coming back!" There was a deep silence as the men drew their belts tighter and pre pared to mount and depart. (To be cont inijed.) HER FIGURE HER FORTUNE. Womanly Vanity That Makes Fine Arms a Valuable Asset. It was at a. semi-Bohemian recep tion, whore the writers and artists were wondering who had money and the other half were wondering what this or that long-haired man or qucer ly dressed woman did. The stranger guest sal in a cotrer and asked ques tions about everybody, wondering at the queer assort most of ex-husbands and ex-wives and all At length a woman of tli mi wouhl-bes. He age but superb figure entered. "Well, who is she?" he asked. "I don't believe she does anything." "Oil. doesn't she? She makes a lot of money. Don't you notice what a stunning figure she has?" The man admitted that he had ob served it. "Suroly nor jtn artists' model?" he exclaimed. "Not exactly, but she poses for the ilg!tre al a fashionable photogra pher's." "'But not in the " "Of course not. But you know lots of woud-be beauties who get their pic tures in the magazines are sadly look ing in fine figures and especially smooth necks and statuesque arms. Hers are simply perfect and she poses for the figure and the the clever photographer fastens on the other woman's . head, and everybody is delighted. Don't you ever tell, though, for nobody is supposed to know." New York Sun. VOICE WON HER $50,000. Young New York Nurse Receives a Fortune from Artist. Miss Helen Boyle, daughter of Cor nelius Boyle, of Baychester and a nurse at the Post-Graduate hospital, is the sole heir To the estate of John Linton Char-ma!, the artist, who died recently at her father's house, aged 05. .says the N't.w Ydrt Mail. The estate, including many works of art, is valued at $5o, ((((. Mr. Chapman had lived with Mr. and Mrs. Boyle for the last twelve mouths of his life, and was much interested in Miss Boyle. The girl, who has a beau tiful soprano voice, was accustomed lo sing t,t him. The artist was in tensely fond of music, and owned eight pianos in his studio. Miss Boyle also took an interest in painting and took lessons from Mr. Ch;pman. So charmed was he by her voice that in his will made six months ago he left everything to her. Chapman was found dead in his room with what he declared would bo his finest painting a view of Naples almost finished lying near him. He had been suffering from a complica tion of ailments for the last two years. For two months he had been work ing on the canvas, which measured eight feet by four, and had it com pleted save for a small boat, the out line's of which he had sketched. He intended to send this work to 1 lie Paris salon. He had other paintings in his tooni, one, "The Appian Way," for which he was recently offered $5,000 by the Engineers' club of Manhattan. His "Palace of the Caesars," "The Claudian Aqueduct," "The Bay of Na ples" and other large canvases had won for him prizes at various exhibi tions were in tho room. Jefferson's Prayer and Poultice. The late Joseph Jefferson was sud denly taken ill while visiting tit. the home of a friend. The wife of tho gentleman whose hospitality ho had enjoyed became alarmed over his con dition, nr.. i. being of a religious turn of mind, wished to instill in the mind of the actor her belief in the necessity for spiritual contemplation. A call to his room for the purpose of applying a poultice gave her the much desired opportunity. "Mr. Jefferson." she said, nervously shifting the poultice from one hand to the other, "for your sake, for the sake of your friends, your family, I I would like to pray for you." The actor listened attentively, and his answer came slowly. "Y'es, madam," ho said, "you may for my sake, for your sake, for everybody's sake, but for heaven's sake put on that poultice." Judge Bixby's Short Answer. Whatever Judge Bixby of Brockton may lack in inches, there is certainly no lack in his fund of humor and quickness of repartee. It happened recently that a pris oner, an old offender, was in the dock on a charge of drunkenness. At the conclusion of the customary proceed ings in such cases, a sentence being necessary, the judge imposed a fine of $10. "Couldnt you couldn't you ' stammered the culprit, thrusting hlg hands ruefully into his trousers pock ets, "couldn't you make it. any less being a little short, judge? "No." came the retort in an instant. "I couldn't make it any less, being a little short judge." Boston Herald. Has Two Noms de Plume. Sitylle Gabriello Marie Antoinette de Riquette de Mirahean. Countess de Martell de Janville, writes under the pseudonym of "Gyp" and illustrates under that of "Boh." RUSSIA OBJECTS AND CESS Portsmouth. N. H.: It is learned that the chief feature of the Russian reply to the Japanese peace terms to be submitted by M. Witte to Baron Komura at the conference Saturday horning will be an agreement to ac cept all but two conditions as bases for discussion. The two points to which a non-pos-siimtis will be returned are the indem nity and tho cession of the Island or Sakhalin. Portsmouth, N. H.: Baron Komura presented the terms upon which Ja pan will end the war and make peace with Russia to M. Witte ;u Thursday mornings session of the peace confer ence. M. Witte took the momentous pa vers when presented and placed them in his pocket without looking at them. Immediately thereafter tho confer ence adjourned and will so stand un til the Russians are ready to give their answer, which they will do at the earliest possible moment. Prof. Takasngi. one of the assist ants to Baron Komura, speaking of the presentation of the Japanese de mands on which Russia can have peace, said: "The Portsmouth conference will end in a treaty of peace." YELLOW FEVER OF ARCHBISHOP New Orleans: Archbishop Chap pelle. of the Catholic diocese of New Orleans died at 1:15 p. m. Wednesday of yellow fever. At 12:45 p. m. Dr. Iarue announced that Archbishop Chappello had taken a change for tho worse, that he was critically ill and that a consultation of physicians would immediately be held. This was the fifth day of the rage of the disease. The critical point was reached at noon. Up to that time the condition of the. patient gave hope. Archbishop piacide. Louis Chappello of New Orleans was appointed by Pope Leo as Apostolic Delegate to the Philippine Islands. The pope named Archbishop Chap pello as delegate to Cuba and Porto Rico years ago. but no appointment w;is then made for the Philippines. For 15 years Archbishop Chappclle mingled with American and foreign diplomats at Washington. RUS NOT IN TO GRANT Portsmouth, squadron," the Mayflower and N. H.: The "Peace Government yachts Dolphin, conveyed by the cruiser short I v after Galveston, arrived here it o'clock Tuesday morn ing, bearing the peace envoys of Rus sia and Japan, except M. Witte, Rus sia's chief envoy, who eamo Tuesday night by rail. At the Hotel Went worth, Mr. Witte got up early iu begin work preparing with Mr. Wilenkiti some dispatches to his government in answer to those which reached him during the night. At 10 o'clock a steam cutter flying the American Hag .and a Russian flag, rounded Henderson's Point, and. head ing for the Navy Yard, was soon made fast to the decorated float moored to ;he sea wall, and Mr. Witte, the Rus sian chief plenipotentiary, stepped out. He was formally greeted by Rear Admiral Mead and his staff. Another launch bearing Ambassador Rosen and party then drew up and a similar greeting was extended to him. As these envoys stepped ashore the saluting battery of the navy y&.-d fired a salute of 19 guns. Almost immediately thereafter a steam cutter, with tho Japanese en voys aboard, hove in sight, and the battery again repeated its welcome, while the same form of presentation and greeting as has been given the Russians was extended by the officers to Baron Komura and Minister Taka hira. TEXAS MOB BURN Paris, Tex.: At 0:30 Friday morn ing a mob of 500 irate citizens burned Tom Williams, a negro, in the center of the Sulphur Springs public square, tit miles south of Paris. Williams three hours before his death encountered a Miss Nettie Griggs, an l.Syear-old girl, who was driving her father's cattle to pasture, ami attempted to assault, her. Williams fled, but was captured two Poor Family Made Rich. Utica, N. Y.: By the will of Thos. Fitzgerald, who owned a half inter est in the racetrack in Los Angeles, Cal., James and Patrick Fitzgerabl brothers of the deceased, and Miss Margaret OTughlin, a niece, will re ceive $100.0(ii) each. All live in Little Falls and are poor. James runs a .,mall grocery, Patrick i railroad la borer and the girl works in a mill. A warrant charging embezzlement is issued for arrest of Paterson, N. J., Mayor, who is strangely missing. Mourned for Dead; Returns. Madison, Wis.: Himla Johnson, aged 44 years, turned up in Madison Fri day after having been missing and mourned for dead thirty-three years. When he left a man of the same name was killed in an elevator in Chicago. He comes from St. Louis. His father died last winter, his mother two years ago. A forme?- business associate of Sal mons sues bank for deposits which. he asserts, were not pl.-.ccd to his ac count. Send Warships North. Tokio: Rear Admiral Kataoka re ports that he has dispatched one naval smiadron to Kamchatka and an other to Okhotsk, and that they are now engaged in carrying out their in structions in regard to the work to be performed at their respective des tinations. France is inclined to doubt Kaiser concerning Morocco affair. William Collier, actor, it is report ed, will ask for divorce. TO INDEMNITY ION OF SAOHALIEN "Japan's terms, in my opinion, in clude immediate evacuation of Man churia, cession of the island of Sak halin and opening of the port of Vladi vostok, and the payment of an indem nity of $1,000,000,000. "The indemnity might be reduced a little, if peace could be had no other way," he added. I he following official statement was made by Mr. Korostvets on behalf of the Russian plenipotentiaries: "In the meeting of August 10 the question of full powers had Keen reg ulated so that there will be no mure difficulties on that subject. After this, the Japanese plenipotentiaries handed to the Russian plenipotentiar ies the conditions of peace, in writing. It has been decided that the Russian plenipotentiaries will study the ques tion and will as soon as possible give their answer in writing. In the mean time the meetings of the conferences have been adjourned. M. Witte was aided at the confer ence by Baron Uosen, Prince Kuda cheff ami Messrs. Naobokofr, karu.sio v t:: and Do Phi neon. Baron Komura had to help him Al nister Takahira and Me.-.srs. Adachi Detd.scn and Takusugi. ENDS HAPPELLE He came to America in 175 and was soon assigned to a charge in the See of Baltimore under Cardinal Gib bons. Two years later he was transferred to St. Matthew's Church in Washing ton. St. Matthews congregation num bered among its members representa tives of everv foreign embassy. It was called "the edifice of diplomats." He became a power at the capital ami enjoyed the confidence of states men, irrespective of creed or national ity. His tact won him favor at the Vat ican and in lSltl he was sent to Santa Fe, N. M., as coadjutor of the diocese with the title of Bishop of Albissis. In 19:! he was raised to the rank of Bishop. His administrative ability again asserted itself and the year lS'.t5 found him Archbishop of Santa Fe. MOOD BIG INDEMNITY The reception partv included Gov. 'dim McLane, United States Senator Jacob H. Gallinger and Henry I Burnham and Congressmen Cyrus A. Sulloway and Frank E. Currier of New Hampshire, Secretary of Sate K. N. Pearson and members of the Gover nor's staff and council. En route here M. Witte said: "I do not know the Japanese conditions of peace, therefore I could not discuss them even if I wished. Of course, 1 can form Opinions as to what they may be and make up my own conclus ions, but I do not know them. I have not heard them authoritatively and 'hey may be entirely different from my own ideas." It was learned here to-day from men who have talked with M. Witte during the past few days that he is unalterably opposed to an indemnity fn this he is supported by public senti ment in Russia. He comes here to make peace if peace can be made. ami nis position can be described as an envoy who wants peace, who will welcome peace, but who is not willing to purchase peace at any price. Japan, the Russians understand, atso wants peace, it is tne opinion of those who have talked with M. Wit te that he will earnestly strive for peace and the pessimism towards tin outcome, as displayed by both Japan ese and Russians, is more fancied than real. AND LYNCH NEGRO hours later by a combined force of officers and citizens. In the light that ensued over the possession of the cantive the mob se cured Williams after he had been seriously wounded by a gunshot. A rope was wound around the ne gro's neck and then thrown over tho arm of a telephone pole. A match was applied and the negro was stilled with smoke and flames. Reduce Philippine Service. Washington: An ordre will be is sued by the war department shortly diminishing the- term of service for army staff officers in tho Philippines from three to two years and a half. counted from the time of sailing until (he time ot return. In this way the time during which those officers will serve will be two yearh ami four months. Former State Senator Farris denies every statement made by former Lieu tenant Governor John A. Lee. Eaby Born in Hurric3na. New ork: For twenty-four hours he Hamburg-American liner Graf VaIdcrseo drifted at the mercccy of a inirricanae which struck her durin? the trans-Atlantic voyage which the jiteamship finished in safety. The vaves ran so high that the steering gear of te liner was inadepuate tokeep her in her course, and te sip drifted and nameJj,after the ship. sweet .iiarw neteats Tiverton In a $".0o0 match trottlr,-? race at the Readvllie (Mass.) track. Four Horses Perish in Fire. California, Mo.: The darn of John Kirchhoff, nine miles southeast ol California, was struck by lightning and burned with all of its contents, including four head of horses, feed and a lot of farming macinery. The lohs is about $1000. Mr. Kirchhoff lost a on the same spot by lightning two and one-half years ago. St. Louis Collector of Internal Rev enue says there are few violations of Federal laws in his district. THIRTY PERSONS KILLED Albany Department Store Kills Many. Falls anc' Albany, N. : Over a hundred per sons, a large majority of them girls, were burled beneath a smother o brick, wood and plaster Tuesday morning when the central portion of the large department store of the John G. Myers collapsed from roof to cel lar. The wrecked portion includes nearly one-half of the store. The number of the dead is estimated at from 20 to 30. Scores of rescuers, toiling among the ruins up to l::;n, had brought out 'Jfily 25 injured. Three of theso died after reaching the hospitals. At that time llu were unaccounted for and it is rtain that at least hair of these are still beneath the mound of debris. About 400 persons are on the firm's pay-roll, but some r.O of these are on their vacations. At 2:150 p. in. the dead body of Mich ael Fitzgerald, head of the umbrella department, was taken fr m the ruins and later that of a young woman was recovered. Before that the body of Miss Bertha Cunningham had been recovered. Robert M. Chalmers, a member of the firm, was caught on one of the upper floors and went down with the debris. He was dug out. from beneath a mass of plaster, beams and broken timbers. His right leg was broken and he was badly bruised. 1000 MEN WILL TRY TO CLEAN STRICKEN CITY New Orleans: The greatest clean ing in the history of cities is now be ing given New Orleans under the com bined supervision of the United States Government and the volunteer sanitary organizations of New Or leans. A great street-cleaning campaign was inaugurated here early Wednes day, and will continue until nightfall. Besides the paid laborers of. the city and the prisoners from the jails and houses of detention, thousands of vol unteers took off their coats and rolled up their sleeves and went to work to give New Orleans a thorough scrub bing. Hundreds of carts and wagons were employed in carrying off the refuse. The State Board of Health was in receipt of advice from a number of parishes notifying it of their disposi tion to modify quarantine regulations. A number of boards have conferred at Lafayette and decided not to inter fere with the movement of passen gers from noninfested points who have health certificates and from in fected points if they have served time in detention camps and been released by the marine hospital service. YOUNGER HEADS LINE. Former Bandit Finances and Gets Charter for Electric Road. Kansas City, Mo.: Cole Younger Is at the head of a movement to build an electrical railroad from Lone Jack to Kansas City. The company to build the line was 1 incorporated recently at Jefferson City under the name of the Kansas City, Lee's Summit and Eastern Electric Railroad company. Y'ounger and his associates say the right of way has been secured and that, the project has been financed. It is the purpose ultimately to extend the line to Jefferson City, where it will connect with a projected electric road from St. Louis, thus making a through electric railroad between Kansas City and St. Louis. Harper Under Knife. Battle Creek. Mich.: It is made known here Tuesday that Dr. Wm. R. Harper. President of the University of Chicago, will undergo a second op eration and preparations for it are being made at the sanitarium here. At a consultation of surgeons Tues day the proposed operation was con sidered. It is believed that radium treatment would be ineffectual. By the arrangements under way represen tatives of the press will receive morn ing and evening reports, with the un derstanding that no more than the official announcements arc to be made. Asphalt Company Protests. Washington: The State Depart ment was informed Fridav that the New York and Bermudez Asphalt Company had lodged with the Venezue lan Government, a protest against the recent decision of the court against that company. Rains Relieve Texas Drought. San Angelo, Tex.: The drought fn this section is being somewhat re lieved by rains and showers of varying extent, and it Is believed that a good crop of cotton may yet be made, as the plant is standing the protracted dryness. Captain James Allen Martin Dead. Little Rock. Ark.: Captain James Allen Martin, 75 years old, formerly Deputy State Treasurer and Confeder ate veteran, died at his home Her Friday. His father, J. C. Martin, was a pioneer in Arkansas, having come here from Missouri in 1822. St. Louis Man to Go to Panama. Washington: George E. Adamson, of St. Louis, has been appointed a stenographer at Panama at a salary of $1,500 a year. Rockefeller Enters Denial. Cleveland. O,: Through his secre tary John D. Rockefeller makes a statement averring that the visit to Forest Hill of President Harper of the University of Chicago is purely social and has nothing to do with university affaira. Denlson Dry Goods House Assigns. Denison, Tex.: H. R. Burt, dry- goods merchant, made an assignment Friday. Liabilities, $25,000; assets not given. Cloudburst in Missisippi. ... Canton, Miss.: A genuine cloud burst here Saturday afternoon was the heaviest rainfall for many years. Six inches of rain fell in an hour. All low places in tre town overflowed. Water ran into the htores on Depot street. Indian Territory tribal schools will close unless Congress makes provi sion for their support. Marion Warner, of Secor, 111., Is killed by robber on train. Playing Cards. Playing cards are known to bo cf Eastern origin, but when or by whom they were first introduced can not now be ascertained. It Is, however, tolerably certain that they originated in Arabia and were brought Into Eu rope during the Crusades. Strange Condition to Legacy. A Frenchman who died in Constan tinople left $45,000 to his nephey, M. d'Albi, who lives in Paris, on condi tion that the young man cycle to Con stantinople to get the legacy. Modern Hercules. Louis de Boufllers. surnnmed ths "Robust," who lived in 1534, was not ed for his strength and agility. When he placed his feet together, one against the fit her, he could find no one able to disturb them. He could easily bend and break a horseshoe with his hands and could seizo an ox by the tail and drag it against its will. He more than once carried a horse upon his shoulders. Here Is Relief for Women. Mother Oray, a nurse iu New York. dis covert a pleasant herb remedy for women's ills, called ACSTIiA LIAN-LLAF. It i tha only certain monthly regulator. Cures female weaknesses, Backache, Kidney and Urinary troubles. At all Druggists or by maiirocts. Sample mailed FliKK. Address, The Mother Gray Co., LoUuy. N. Y. Australian Women as Soldiers. When tho Australian Women Liberal Union held its annual confer ence recently, this resolution was passed: "That all female citizens be tween the ages of 13 and 18 should receive Instruction in the use of lre arms for the purpose of defending themselves and their country iu casa of need." Earliest English Cemetery. The earliest English cemetery, an distinct from churchyards and burial grounds connected with places of wor Ehip, is that at Kcnsnl Green, which was consecrated in long after the first separate grounds in America. The word means "sleeping place." Celery Is Cultivated Weed. Celery is the cultivated variety of the English weed smallage. It was Introduced into kitchen gardens la England about the time of the Re formation, by some Italians, who gavo it the Italian name "celleri." Nitric Acid Restores Life. The shock of being sprinkled with a solution of nitric acid in mistake for holy water restored to normal health Mme. Valthaire of Aabe. France, who was lying, as was supposed, on her deathbed. Sound as a Dollar. Monticello, Minn., Aug. 7th. Mr. J. W. Moore of this place stands as a liv ing proof of the fact that Bright's Dis ease, even in the last stages, may be perfectly and permanently cured by Dodd's Kidney Pills. Mr. Moore says: "In IS'.iS three reputable physicians after a careful examination told mo that I would dia with Bright's Disease Inside of a year. My feet and ankles and legs wero badly swollen; I could hardly stand, on my feet and had given up all hopes of getting cured, when a traveling salesman told me that he himself had been cured of Bright's Disease two years before. "He said ho had taken to his bed and expected to die with it, but that he had been cured by a remedy called Dodd's Kidney 1'il Is. "I commenced taking them at one and I am thankful to say that they saved my life. After a short treat ment 1 was completely restored to good health and I am now as t-ouud as a dollar." . Obvious Enough. As people get educated they find the dulness of little villages intolerable; they long for something to look at, it it's only a street fight or a penny gaff; and they're no longer content to work all the hours there are for 14s a week, to be racked with rheumatism at forty, and to end In the workhouse. Tha causes are obvious enough. Liverpool (Eng.) Mercury. Gaining Worldly Fortune. ' Prosperity is consistent with In tense worldllness, Intense selfishness, intense hardness of heart; while the grander features of human character self-sacrifice, disregard of pleasure. patriotism, love of knowledge, devo tion to any great and good cause theso have no tendency to bring what is called fortune. Fronde. Wonderful Spider Lines. Spider lines, although but a frac tion of a thousandth of an inch in diameter, are made up cf several thousands of microscopic streams ot fluid, which unite and form a singlet lice, and it is because of this they remain true and round under tho highest magnifying power. Scientific American. The Modern Author. "Ah," said the modern author, "my new book is enjoying wide popularity. I just heard a woman who weighs 200 pounds declare that she liked it. And that reminds me: I must make haste to forward this anecdote to my pub lishers. It will make an excellent, literary note." 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