"Also is there a messenger for thee,
master," she said, bowing again.
"So? Let him enter."
The man whom the slave ushered in
a few minutes later was old, spare and
bent, but he was alert and restless.
His eyes were brilliant and over them
arched eyebrows that were almost
white. He made a jerky obeisance.
"Greeting, son of Mentu. Dost thou
The young man looked at his visitor
for a moment.
"I remember," he said at last. "Thou
art Ranas, courier to Snofru, priest of
"Mine errand Is urgent I am come
from Asar-Mut to thee. He bids thee
prepare for a journey before present
ing thyself to him."
"Mine uncle is gracious. Salute him
for me and tell him I obey."
The old man withdrew.
When Kenkenes crossed the court a
little time later, he met his father.
"The Lady Send brings me news
that makes me envious," Mentu began
at once, "and shames me because of
Kenkenes lifted an expressive brow
at this unexpected onslaught. "Nay,
now, what have I done?"
"Nothing!" Mentu asserted emphat
ically, "and for that reason am I
wroth. The Lady Senci's nephew, Ho
tep, is the new chief of the royal
"I call that good tidings," Kenkenes
replied, a cheerful note in his voice,
"and worth greeting with a health to
The artist regarded his son scornfully
for a moment.
"I have this moment been summoned
by my holy uncle, Asar-Mut, to go on
a journey, and I know not when I re-
turn," said Kenkenes.
"Humph!" the elder sculptor re
marked. "Asar-Mut has kingly tastes.
The couriers of priests are not usually
of the nobility. But get thee gone."
The pair separated, and the young
man passed into the house.
When, half an hour later, Kenkenes
entered a cross avenue leading to a
great square in which the temple stood,
he found the roadway filled with
people, crowding about a group of di
sheveled women. These were shrieking,
/wildly tearing their hair, beating them
selves and throwing dust upon their
heads. Kenkenes immediately sur
mised that there was something more
than the usual death wail in this.
He touched a man near him on the
"Who may these distracted women
be?" he asked.
"The mothers of Khafra and Sigur
and their women."
"Nay! Are these men dead? I knew
"They are by this time. They were
to be hanged in the dungeon of the
house of the governor of police at this
hour," the man answered, with mor
bid relish In his tone. Kenkenes look
ed at him in horror.
"What had they done?" he asked.
The man plunged'eagerly into the nar
"They were tomb robbers and robbed
independently of the brotherhood of
thieves. They refused to pay the cus
tomary tribute from their spoil to the
chief of robbers, and whatsoever booty
Crowding about a group of. disheveled
they got they kept, every jot of It In
numerable mummies were found rifled
of their gold and gems, and, although
the chief of robbers and the governor
of police sought and burrowed Into ev
ery den In the middle country, they
could not find the missing treasure.
Then they knew that the looting was
not done by any of the licensed rob
bers. So all the professional thieves
and all the police set themselves to
seek out the lawless plunderers."
"Humph!" Interpolated Kenkenes ex
"Aye, and It was not long with all
these upon the scent until Khafra and
Sigur were discovered coming forth
from a tomb laden with spoil, and in
the struggle which ensued they did
murder. But the constabulary have
not found the rest of tne booty, though
they made great search for It and may
have put the thieves to torture. Who
knows? They do dark things In the
dungeon nnrtpr the, bouee ef_.tD*_jov-
Copyright, 1904. by the Bobbs-Merrill Compiny
A Romance of the
DT WHen the
the CMldrea of
Israel From the
-Boadege of Egypt
ernor of police."
Kenkenes stalked off toward the tem
ple, his shoulders lifted high with dis
Presently the avenue opened into the
temple square. The shadow of the
great structure darkened its approaches
before it was clearly visible through
the grove. The devotee entered a long
avenue of sphinxesfifty pairs lining
a broad highway paved with polished
Within' the overarching portals Ken
kenes was met by a novice, a priest of
the lowest orders, to whom he stated
his mission. With a sign to the young
man to follow, the priest led the way
Into the temple.
In a moment, Asar-Mut, high priest
to Ptah, appeared. He wore the priest
ly habiliments of spotless linen, and,
like a loose mantle, a magnificent leop
ard skin, which hung by a claw over
the right shoulder and, passing under
the left arm, was fastened at the
breast by a medallion of gold and to
paz. He was a typical Egyptian, but
thinner of Up and severer of counte
nance than the laity.
"Kenkenes, I would have thee carry
a message for the brotherhood. Be thy
journey as quick as thy perception. I
ask thy pardon for laying the work of
a temple courier upon thy shoulders,
but the message is of such import that
I would carry It myself were I as
young and unburdened with duty as
"I am thy servant holy father."
"I know, and therefore have I cho
sen thee. My trusted courier is dead
the others are light minded, and Tape
is in the height of festivity. They
might delaythey might be lured mto
forgetting duty, and," the pontiff low
ered his voice and drew nearer to Ken
kenes, "and there are those that may
be watching for this letter. A noble
man would not be thought a messen-
"I understand," Kenkenes said.
"Go, then, by private boat at sunset,
and Ptah be with thee." He put a
doubly wrapped scroll into Kenkenes'
hands. "This is to be delivered to our
holy superior, Loi, priest of Amen."
Kenkenes bowed and withdrew.
THE PROCESSION OF AMEN.
dred gated, was in at
tire. The great suburb th
west the Nile had emptied
hej multitudes into the solemn commu
nity of the gods. Besides her own in
habitants there were thousands from
the entire extent of the Thebaid and
visitors even from faraway Syene and
Philae. It was an occasion for more
than ordinary pomp. The great god
Amen was to be taken for an outing in
For once the magnificence of the
wondrous city of the gods was set
down from its usual pre-eminence in
the eyes of the wondering spectator,
and the vastness of the multitude
usurped Its place. The bari of Ken
kenes, seeking to round the island of
sand lying near the eastern shore op
posite the village of Karnak, met a
solid pack of boats. The young sculp
tor took in the situation at once and,
putting about found a landing farther
to the north. There he made a portage
across the flat bar of sand to the arm
of quiet water that separated the is
land from the eastern shore. Crossing,
he dismissed his eager and excited
boatmen and struck across the noon
heated valley toward the temple. The
route of the pageant could be seen
from afar, cleanly outlined by hu
manity. It extended from Karnak to
Luxor and, turning in a vast loop at
the Nile front, countermarched over
the dromos and ended at the tremen
dous white walled temple of Amen.
Between the double ranks of sight
seers there was but chariot room. The
side Kenkenes approached sloped
sharply from the dromos toward the
river, and the rearmost spectators had
small opportunity to behold the pag
eant. The multitude here was less
densely packed. Kenkenes joined the
crowd at this point
Here was the canaille of Thebes.
Kenkenes slackened his pace when
he recognized the character of these
spectators, and, after hesitating a mo
ment, he hung the flat wallet contain
ing the message around his neck Inside
his kamis and pushed on. Every foot
of progress he essayed was snarlingly
disputed until the rank of the aggres
sive stranger WAS guessed by his su
perior dress, when he was given a
moody and ungracious path. But he
Anally met an immovable obstacle In
the shape of a quarrel.
The stage of bostOtties was sufficient
ly advanced to be menacing, and the
young sculptor hesitated to ponder on
the advisability of pressing on. "While
be watted several deputies of the con
stabulary, methodically silencing the
crowd, came upon these belligerents
In turn and belabored the foremost Into
silence. The act decided the young
man. The feelings of the rabble were
now In a state sufficiently warlike to
make them fpeget their ancient respect
for das* and torn savagely upon trim
should he show any desire to force his
way through their lines. Therefore he
gave up his attempt to reach the tem
ple and made up his mind to remain
whsse be p*esi
path' to the very front and were eat
down before the rabble. Kenkenes
seised upon their advance to pioiaad
also and, dropping between the first
and second litter, made his way with
little difficulty to the front With the
complacency of a man that has rank
and authority on his side, he turned
up the roadway and continued toward
the temple. He was halted before he
had proceeded ten steps. A litter rich
ly gilded and borne by four men came
pushing through the crowd and was de
posited directly in his path.
But for the unusual appearance of
the bearers Kenkenes might have
passed around the conveyance and con
tinued. Instead he caught the con
tagious curiosity of the crowd and
stood to marvel. The men were stal
wart, black bearded and strong of fea
ture and robed In no Egyptian garb.
They were draped voluminously In
long habits of brown linen fringed at
the hem, belted by a yellow cord with
tasseled ends. The sleeves were wide
and showed the wristbands of a white
undergarment. The headdress was a
brown kerchief bound about the brow
with a cord, also yellow.
While Kenkenes examined them In
detail a long, indrawn breath of won
der from the circle of spectators caused
& to look at the alighting owner of
He took a backward step and halted,
Before him was a woman of heroic
proportions, taller, with the exception
of himself, than any man in the crowd.
Upon her, at first glance, was to be dis
cerned the stamp of great age, yet she
was as straight as a column and her
hair was heavy and midnight black.
Hers was the Semitic cast of coun
tenance, tike features sharply chiseled,
but without that aggressiveness that
emphasises the outline of a withered
face. Every passing year had left Its
mark on her, but she had grown old
not as others do. Here was flesh com
promising with age accepting its
majesty, defying its decaya sublunar
assumption of immortality. There was
no longer any suggestion of femininity
the Idea was dread power and unearth
ly grace. Of such nature might the
sexless archangels partake.
"Holy Amen!" one of the awed by
standers exclaimed in a whisper to his
neighbor. "Who Is this?"
"A princess from Punt [Arabia]," the
"A priestess from Babylon," another
"Nay, ye are all wrong," quavered an
old man who had been looking at the
newcomers under the elbows of the
crowd. "She is an Israelite."
"Thou hast a cataract, old man," was
the scornful reply from some one near
by. "She is no slave."
"Aye," went on the unsteady voice,
"I know her. She was the favorite wo
man of Queen Neferari Thermuthis^
She has not been out of the/delta,
where her people live since the .good
queen died forty years ago. She must
be well nigh a hundred years old.' Aye,
I should know her by her stature. It Is
of a truth the Lady Miriam."
At the sound of his mistress' name
one of the bearers turned and shot a
sharp glance at the speaker. Instantly
the old man fell back, saying, as a
sneer of contempt ran through the rab
ble at the Intelligence his words con
veyed: "Anger them not. They have
the evil eye!"
Kenkenes had guessed the national
ity of the strangers immediately, but
had doubted the correctness of his sur
mise because of their noble mien. If
he suffered any disappointment in hear
ing proof of their identity it was imme
diately nullified by the joy his artist
soul took in the stately Hebrew wom
an. He forgot the mission that urged
him to the temple, and, permitting the
shifting, restless crowd to surround
him, he lingered, thinking. This proud
disdain must mark his goddess of stone
in the Arabian hills, this majesty and
power, but there must be youth and
fire in the place of this ancient calm.
A porter that stood beside him, em
boldened by barley beer and the grow
ing disapproval among the onlookers,
"Ha, by the rags of my fathers, she
outshines her masters, the brickmaking
Kenkenes, who towered over the ruf
fian, became possessed of a sudden and
uncontrollable indignation. He picked
the man on the head with the knuckle
of his forefinger, saying in colloquial
"Hold thy tongue, brawler, nor pre
sume to flout thy betters!"
The stately Israelite, who had taken
no notice of any word against her, now
turned her head toward Kenkenes and
slowly inspected him. He had no op
portunity to guess whether her gaze
was approving, for the crowd about
him, grown weary of waiting, bad be
come quarrelsome and was loudly re
senting his defense of the Hebrews.
The porter, supported by several of his
brethren, was already menacing the
young sculptor when some one shouted
mat the procession was in sight
Kenkenes once more turned toward
the temple, walking between the
crowds and the marching soldiers, in
different to the shouts of the spectators,
lost In contemplation. But the proces
ton moved more swiftly than he, and
the last rank passed him with half his
journey yet to complete. Instantly the
vast throng poured out Into the way
behind the rearmost soldier and swal
lowed up the sculptor In a shifting mul
titude. For an hour he was hurried
and halted and pushed, progressing lit
tle and moving much. Before he could
extricate himself the runners preced
ing the pageant, returning the great
god to his shrine, beat the multitude
back fsem the dromoa, and once again
Renheasai was imprisoned by thehosts,
1*1 imot again nftrr fhti prnmwlnn had
ha did fruitless battle with a
POWDER EXPLOSION AT FAIB
CHANCE, PA., SHAKES EABTH
FOB MANY MILES.
PANIC IN TOWNS WHERE
AWFUL BLAST IS FELT
Rescuers Bush to Scene, But Possi
bility of Another Crash Drives
Them AwayNot a Vestige of
Ten Buildings Left.
Fairchance, Pa,, Sept. 11.With a re
port that could be heard for a ra
tiius of 15 miles, the Rand powder
works, located here, blew up Satur
day morning, causing, it is believed,
over 30 deaths and considerable finan
cial damage. So far nearly a score
of bodies have been taken from the
ruins, and it is said there are as many
more bodies still under the debris.
Hundreds of people have volunteered
for rescue work, but progress is slow
and it will be some time, before the
casualties are known. The explosion
occurred in a car of powder and was
followed a few moments later by an
other and heavier one when the flames
Ignited the large magazine. The con
cussion of the second explosion was so
great that telephone,' telegraph and
trolley wires were blown down. Inter
rupting all Communication with the
scene of the catastrophe. Persons
within a radius of 15 miles heard the
explosion and knew that the powder
works had blown up. Every vehicle
in the surrounding vicinity was
pressed into service and soon hundreds
of people were gathered about the
ruins aiding in the work of rescue.
The bodies recovered were burned al
most beyond recognition. Manager
Rand, of the Rand powder works, was
seriously hurt and was taken to his
home at Unlontown, Pa.
Train Nearly Blown from Track.
A passenger train on the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad, northbound from
Morgantown to Connellsville, which
was passing the works when the first
explosion occurred was almost thrown
from the track by the concussion,
which broke all the windows and
caused a panic among the passengers,
several of whom were injured by fly
ing glass. Opposite the powder works
the tracks of the Pennsylvania and
Baltimore & Ohio railroads have been
blown up. For a mile around Fair
chance buildings have been blown over
and at Uniontown, Pa., seven miles
from the explosion, hundreds of win
dows have been broken. A large sky
light in the courthouse at Uniontown
was smashed and there was a panic
among tho occupants to escape from
the building. Damage was done tit
Connellsville, Mount Pleasant and
Scotdale, and in hundreds of homes
the dishes fell from the cupboards and
pictures were thrown,from the walls.
Twelve bodies removed from the
ruins of the Rand powder works are:
Homer Humphries, Clyde Woods,
James Breakiron, George Lewellyn,
William Lewellyn, Elmer Hughes,
Fred Walterstraw, Fred Walterstraw,
Jr., Charles Bartlett, Charles Elfritz,
Frank Ryland and Walter Hughes.
Not a Vestige of Buildings.
Not a vestige of the ten buildings
that made up the big powder works re
mains standing. The debris took fire
and two cars of dynamite that could
not be removed from the vicinity of
the ruins were momentarily expected
to go up, Thousands of people rushed
to the scene of the explosion within
half an hour after it happened.
Uniontown sent hundreds of rigs and
the surrounding country turned out en
masse. They returned panic-stricken,
fearful of another explosion from the
dynamite cars that might add further
terror and swell the death list to
Scene One of Horror.
The scene in the neighborhood of
the powder plant is one of horror. The
debris is strewn about for a great
distance, and pieces of human bodies
are among the wreckage. Large holes
were made in the ground by the force
of the explosion.
Ray Hevner, who was in the keg
shop when the explosion occurred, es
caped, and says that he heard the loud
lepbrt, and the first thing he knew
the kegs of powder from the floor above
him began to roll down and fhissiles
flew in the air. Hevner and two others
(ran out and across the street car
tracks and escaped, but Elmer Hughes,
who was also there, was killed. Hev
ner thinks the first explosion was in
the pack house.
Panic Throughout County.
Uniontown, Pa., Sept 11.The pow
der- plant explosion at Fairchance Sat
urday caused a panic all oyer Fayette
county. Buildings are reported to have
toppled over from the shock,,and dishes
were thrown from cupboards and win
dows were broken for miles around.
In this city court was unceremoniously
adjourned and the occupants of the
courtrooms rushed from the building.
The big skylight and many windows
in the courthouse were splintered as
though by brickbats.
All kinds of rumors were afloat
One reports a trolley car loaded with
passengers as blown up and another
that there were many fatalities In the
town of Fsdrebaaca, as a result of the
explosion. These stories, however,
lack eonflrmatton.|f^ |i^ f-:l
In Connellsville, Mount Pleasant,
Scotdale and this place the concus
sions shook buildings to their founda
tions and the occupants ran panle
stxkhen to the streets, beMevtng there
RBPOBTS TO LEADING AGENCIES
Improvement Is Noted in Commer
cial, Agricultural and In
New York, Sept UL R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says.
"Commercial news continues most sat
isfactory, improvement being reported
in almost every case, except the fur
ther decline in prices of securities.
Crops are being harvested under most
lavorahle conditions and a few weeks
more Without severe frost will put the
yield of corn and cotton beyond dan
ger. Industrial progress is accelerat
ed by the broadening demand for iron
and steel products textile mills and
shoe factories are well occupied, while
the demand for material testifies to ex
tension of building operations. Con
sidering the prosperous conditions, la
bor struggles are exceptionally few.
Jobbers in many lines are unable to
handle the business offered by visiting
merchants, although packing and ship
ping departments are often worked
overtime. Retailers report a whole
some distribution of staple merchan
"Failures this week numbered 180 in
the United States, against 200 last yeai,
and 22 in Canada, compared with 16 a
Bradstreet's says: "Wholesale dis
tributive trade, already of full vol
ume, has received new impetus this
week from buyers' excursions at the
southwest, state fairs in the north
west, and the general assurance that
the corn crop is beyond danger of frost
damage throughout a very wide area.
Cooler weather and the ending of the
vacation season, coupled with the par
tial opening of schools, has made for
more activity in retail lines north, west
and east, while the prompt marketing
at good prices of the first pick of the
cotton crop has Unproved both whole
sale and retail business at many south
ern points. Accompanied marked ac
tivity in millinery, dry goods (particu
larly the more extensive makes of cot
ton goods), clothing, shoes, hardware
and lumber at leading western markets
are reports of good collections. Evi
dences that past and present heavy
purchases of commodities, coupled
with the usual movement of crops to
market, will severely tax the railway
interests of the country are already
visible.. A feature deserving note at
present is the activity in all lines of
building material reported in the cen
tral west and northwest."
VETERANS END SESSION.
Ueeting at Milwaukee Adjourns
Major Miller Elected Com
Milwaukee, Sept. 11.With the in
stallation of national officers the busi
ness sessions of the second annual re
union of the United Spanish War Vet
eran? ended Saturday. Staff officers
and a counsel of administration were
elected, and resolutions affecting the
constitution were referred to the next
encampment. A resolution advocat
ing the purchase of the Lincoln birth
place site in Kentucky was referred td
the council of administration. The
officers elected by the delegates are
as followB: Commander-in-chief, Maj.
Charles R. Miller, Cleveland, O.
senior vice commander, Maj. John D.
Howland, Buffalo, N. Y. junior vice
commander, Capt. B. E. Kirk, San
Francisco judge advocate general,
John T. Ryan, New York surgeon
general, Charles D. Camp, Chicago
chaplain-In-chlef, W. H. I. Reamy,
Brooklyn, N. Y. paymaster general,
Delegate Kayl, Chicago commissary
general, Philip Schumacher, Missouri
chief of engineers, Maj. C. P. Cramer,
Ohio chief signal officer, Delegate
Bradley, California chief of ordnance,
Delegate Davis, Montana chief of ar
tillery, Delegate Jones, Pennsylvania
chief mustering officer, William H.
Zuehlke, Wisconsin historian, Capt..
J. Walter Mitchell, Washington D. C.
RIOT LOSS IS $90,000,000
At Baku Damage to Oil Wells Amounts
to That SumIndustry
St. Petersburg, Sept. 11.Estimates
of the losses at Baku received by the
various oil companies give an aggre
gate approximately of $90,000,000, in
cluding contingent losses due to the
cessation of production until the re
construction of the plants and the
losses of freight steamships and rail
ways employed in the oil industry.
Outside of Baku the losses to Russian
industry generally, through the ab
sence of oil fuel, are incalculable.
Private advices from Baku say that
the machinery of 3,000 out of 3,600
oil wells has already been destroyed.
Despite the temporary lull a renewal
of the warfare and Incendiarism is ap
prehended momentarily. The tens of
thousands of hungry unemployed per
sons whose ranks are constantly in
creasing constitute an additional dan-
Steamer on Books.
Singapore, Straits Settlements, Sept
11.The German protected cruiser
Seeadler, which left this port Friday
for German Bast Africa in view of the
rebellion there, struck the submerged
Kent rocks, 12 miles from here, and
remains stranded there in a bad posi
tion. All the efforts made to haul her
off have proved unsuccessful.? ,fV
,t,. Boycott stttuatien Zmproves.^^
Washington^ Sept 11. Minister
Rockhill cabled the state department
Saturday from Peking that the boycott
situation oontuinea .steadily to im-
I am back at my old shop and -would be
glad to see all my oldfriends and customers
at any time.
I guarantee all my work to be first class.
Horseshoeing, plow work, and all kinds of
wood work and iron work done.
I have a machine for sharpening disk
harrows and rolling colters.
Shop Second Door South of First
National Ba.ik Bldj.
From disability resulting
from accident and sickness
by insuring in the old and
AMERICAN RELIEF SOCIETY,
Bay City, Mich.
Identification card issued
to the policy holder good at
any hospital or sanatarium
in the United States or
0. G. VALTINSON, General
Agent for Marshall, Kittson,
Roseau, Polk and Red Lake
GEO. HARRIS, M. E.
JOHN P. MATTSON, Local
Largest and best selected stock of
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY
SILVERWARE. CUT GLASS AND
to be found in Marshall county,
at prices that are right. A visit
to my store will convince you
that above is correct.
Fine watch repairing a specialty
Call and see me.
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior.Land Office at
Crookston, Minn., Aug. 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that the following
namectsettlers have filed notices of their inten
tion to make final proof in support of their
claims, and that said proof will be made before
the Judge of Probate Court, of Marshall
county, Minnesota* at Warren, Minnesota, on
the 14th day of September, 1905, viz: Iver J,
Grimstad as one of the heirs-at-law of Olafina
Grimstad, deceased, H.E. No. 21431. for the
N. E. N. E. M, Sec. 22. T. 156, N.. 45 W.
Andrew E. Hdlinaas. H. E." No. 21584. for the
S. N. W. H. Sec. 26. T. 156. N., R. 45 W.
They name the following witnesses to prove
their continuous residence uponand cultivation
of said land, viz:
Tver J. Grimstad. of New,Folden. Minn.
Andrev E. Hblmaas. of Fodvang,
Christian.Vikse, of Elmbo. Minn.
Lars Akre. of Elmbo. Minn.
John Knutson, of Fodvang. Minn.
R. J. MONTAGUS, Register.
Bonds for Sale.
Dated,August 1st. 1905.
Road and bridge bonds, of Parker township.
Marshall county, Minnesota. Sealed proposals
will be received by the undersigned until Tues
day. September 12th. 1906. at four o'clock p..\'
m,, at the office of P. A. McCleman. in the vil
lage of Stephen, for the purchase of the fol-"*s
lowing not to exceed five percent annual
bonds: Purpose:. To build roads and bridges.--
and purchase material and apparatus therefor. ^~i.-%% t\
in said township. Maturity, August 1st. 1915.^/?$
Interest August 1st. Denominations, I5W.^.j^'i.
Place of payment to be agreed upon. Certi- '*y!
fled check, #75 payable- to Alfred Labine.*, C*
The board reserves the right to reject any^'f^
and all bids. '-$ ~J
The township of Parker, by its Board of ^ti
Supervisors. K. FODHMB, Chairman.rC&1
Peter Besancon and Charles Peterson, da" t$
Andrew Fodstad. Towp Clerk,,
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