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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 191S. THE DAILY UOURIKK. UUN.NJii.b.LS Vil^UHJ, fA. PAGE SEVEN. y -- Live 01 GENERAL STAFF OF THE BOLSHEVIK1 WHICH GOVERNS MILITARY SITUATION IN RUSSIA '·'·'· ' ' jmrYMwemjMunMn: "'And at tie worst!" said the king, | he asked, wltli Ironic deference, "with a grim smile. Then, following j "A good boy, sire. Ton may recall his own llo* of thought: "Bat the ! that his motter--" He stopped. people love the boy; I think." j Perhaps the old king's memory ·*»« "They do. It Is for that reason. "Ire, that I advise particular c»nUon"." H* hesitated. Then, "Sire," he said earnestly, "there is something of which I must speak. The Committee good. Perhaps there -was a change In Mettlich's voice. "£. good boyl" 'None better, sire. He Is feeroted ,to his royal highness. He Is of Ten has organized again." i now." Invotnntarily tbe ting glanced at : "Bring him in. DI hare a look at the photograph on the table. ', him." · \ % "Forgive me, stre. If 1 waken bitter j NUcky, gammoned by a chamberlain, memories. Bnt Wear--" i stopped Inside the doorway and bowed "Toa fear!" said the king. "Since i deeply. an old pair of Iron dumb bells, had followed this with n cold bath and hot coffee, and had gope to earlj mass at the Cathertrnl. He entered the boudoir of the Arch* ; duchess Aununciata, and the coqiitoss | went out another, door, and closed it , behind hdr, Immediately opening it j about an inch. PUBLIC NOTICE J JESDAV .VEXT THE LAST D.*T. I n l i K f M Off*r of .Sfrvic*- and Hyi cine* for Jp-'.OO weekly L'ntll C«r I Care* PaflentK I»o«Itivelr Clo The chancellor strode around the when ha-re you taken to fearing?" "Nerertlieless," maintained General Mettlk* doggedly, '1 fear. This quiet of the last few months alarms me. Dangerous dogs do not bark. I trust no one. The very air '» full of sedition." The king twisted Ws blue-veined old hands togetber, bnt bis voice was quiet "But whjt" he demanded, al- tno«t fretfulty. "If the people are rood of the boy, and I think they are, to--to carry him off, or Injure him, would hurt tbe cause. Even .the terrorists. In tbe name of a republic, can So nothing without the people." ·Come here," Bald the king. He advanced. , "How old are your* v "Twenty-three, sire." "In tbe grenadiers, I believe." Jflkky bowed. "Like horses T said the king suddenly. "Very much, sire." "And boysr "I--some, boys, sire." "Hnmph'. Quite right, too. Little devils, most o£ them." He drew himself np In ·'his chair. "Lieutenant Larlsch.** he said, "His royal highness the crown prince has taken a liking This photograph shows the Bolshevik! general staff, which governs the military situation in Jlussia. It is the j first picture snowing the general staft to arrive in this country. A great deal of atetntion has been paid to the mili- ' tary end 5f the government, tor there are always small uprisings against the government of the boisheviki. "The mob Is a curious thing, sire., j to yon. I believe It Is to yon that our TJoc h»ve ruled Trtth * strong band. Oar peopls know nothing but to obey the dominant voice. The boy out of the way, the prospect of the fright today Is dne. 1 Nikky's heart thumped. He went rather pale. "It Is my intention. Lieutenant Lar- "Why did you throw paper? And at | M. PnauiT' "I-- Just felt like throwing gome- thin- e t a l n e d his roya, M g bness. \ · · ' ' | 'yard watched them gravely? "I wish," said Prince Ferdinand Otto, his glove, and miraculously, when lie had picked It np the little wad was gone. "For throwing paper, five marks," said Miss Brnithwalte, anfl put It down In the book she carried In her pocket. ft was rather an awful book. It 'that I might have a I met a boy who has on his bol at night. 1 ; J!«kfcy looked back. Although It. had been the boost of the royal family' for a century thut It conld go about unattended, that Its only danger was ^from the over-zeal of the people in 'showing their loyalty, not since the death of Prince Hubert had this been f^^^lj^^^f^.'^rfjltrue in fact. No guards or soldiers Princess Hedwig on the throne, a few j isch, to place tke crown prince in yonr demagogues In the public squares--It | personal charge." For reasons I need would be the end." ' ; n o t go Into, It'Is Imperative that he The king leaned back and closed his · take no more eicursions alone, I wanf eyes. His thin, arched nose looted plncbefl. His fact was gray. "All this," he said, "means -what? To make the boy a'prisoner, to cut ctt his few pleasures, 'and even then, ·t any time--' friend for the little ero.wn One .who Is both brave and real prince. loyal." Afterward, in his small room, I composed a neat, well-rounded speech, ! in which he e expressed his loyalty, and demanded explanations: "for untidy nails, five marks I A gentleman never has untidy noils, Otto. For objecting to winter flannels, two marks. Enmph! For pocketing sugnr from the tea tray, ten raarka! Humph t For- lack of attention during religious instruction, five marks. Ten off for the sugar, and only five for inattention to religions instruction! What have you to s«y. sir?" Prince Ferdinand William Otto looked at Xikky nnd Nikfcy looked back. Then Ferdinand Witllum Otto's *Tes, sire," said MettUch doggedly, f gratitude, nnd undying devotion to the · 5«it eyelid drooped. NIkky was "At any time," I crown prince. It was an elegant llt- AH-through the palace people were j tie speech. Unluckily, the occasion for astounded. How was he (o know the treasury of strange things that the down prince had tapped rhe previous sleeping. Prince Ferdinnnd William it had gone-liy two hours. Otto was asleep, nnd riding again the ] "J--I am grateful, sire," was what afternoon? But. after a glance around little car In the land of delight. So ! he said 1 . "I--" Aad there, he stopped ' the room, NIkky's eyelid drooped also, that turning a. corner sharply, he al- i and choked up. It was rather dread- j He slid the pnper wad into his pocket. = most fell out of bed. ·' 1 f n i. On the other side of the city the ! "J depend on yon, Captain .Lartscb,' . little American boy -was asleep also. ! !ta id tbe klag gravely, and nodded his At that exact time he was being j head in n gesture of dismissal. tucked up by an entirely efficient and j NIkky backed toward tht a«r, struck "I am afraid his royal highness has hurt your eye, M. Puaux," said Miss placid-eyed American mother, who felt under his head to^ee that his ear was not turned forward. She liked close- fitting ears, Nobody, naturally, was tucking np Prince Ferdinand William Otto". Or attending to his ears. Bnt, ot course, there were sentries outside his door, and a valet de caarahre to bt rung for, and a number of embroidered ejiRles scattered about on the curtains and.things, and a country surrounding him. which would one day be his. tu- lea*-"At any Hree," said General Mett- Uch. and was grimly' silent. , "Well?" Inquired the king, after a time. · "'fltou have something to suggest, I take it." The old- soldier cleared his throat "Sjre," he began, "it f« said thut a hassock, all, but went down, bowed again at tbe door, and fled. · "A fine lad," said General Mettlich, "but no talker." "All the better," replied his majesty. "I am tired of men who talk wen. And" --he smiled faintly-- "I Braithwaite. "Not at all," said the unhappy y · -·; man. testing the eye to discover ii lie could sec through It. "I am sure his 1 royal highness meant no. harm." XL Pnaur went out, with his'' handker- ; accompanied them, but the secret po-; lice were always near at hand. So j Nikky looked, made, sure that a man. 1 In civilian clothing was close at their j heels, and left the way across the 'square to the ricjlng school. | A small crowd lined np and watched tho passing of thft little prince. As lie passed, men 'IKled their hats and women bowed. "I have a great many friends," he said vrtth a sigh of content, as they neared the riding school. "I suppose I don't really need a dog." i "Look here," said Xikky, after a 'pause. "Look here, Ulfrl.Dess, you didn't treat your friends very well yesterday." "' "I know," said Prince Ferdljmnd William Otto meekly. But Prince Ferdinand William Otto had thought our a* defense. ,"I got back ali right iiidn'1 .7" He considered. "H *vas '.-ni-Jli it, A policeman shook m;-!" "\VlucIi policeman?" deaianvU-ti V:k- ky In a terrible tone, and in hi* . . f r y quite forgot the ragging he hud ii:-' 1 - ipnred for Otto. spring, am! liked to put' tlie coals on, herself. Kin- litul thorn wrapped in pleK'S of puiior so she would not soil her ImmlSr 1 This ufternoon she vaS not aloue. Lounging at a window was,the lady who was wilt ting* at the time, the Countess Loschek. Just'now she was getting rather a. wigging, but she was remarkably culm. ; "The last three times," (lie archduchess said, stirring her tea, "you have had a sore throat In ray opinion, you smoke too many cigarettes." f The Countpss Loschek was thirty, am! very Imndsomo, in an insolent .·way. She wari supposed to be the best j dressed woman at the court, and to Irnle Anmmciata with an iron hand. am tired of you You talk too well 1 be ^ an Yon make me think. I don't'want to ! At the Riding School. His royal highness the Crown Prince Ferdinand William Otto was In disgrace. , He had risen at all, bathed, dressed, and gone to mass. In disgrace. He had breakfasted at seven-thirty on chancellor should have but one pas- j fruit, cereal, and one egg. In disgrace. Ion, his king. I have two, my Icing and my country." The king nodded gravely. He knew both passions.. relied v on both. And "onnd them both a bit troublesome at rimes! ' "Once, some years ago. sire, I came !o you with a plan. The Princess Hedwig was a child then, and his late coral highness ' was--still with us. ·For that, and for other reasons, your majesty refused to listen. But things Itles, she had refused to look In his j direction. j · The French tutor was standing near i havo changed. Between us aod'revo- !a photograph of Hedwig, and pretend-! lution there stand only tbe Irall life | Ing not to look at It Prince Ferdinnnd j chief to his p.re. \ "I think I'll not tell you, If you do:! . While O 'rar, his valet, put the | mind." crown prince into riding clothes, Nikky i j Fortune smiled on Xikky that day. and Miss Bralthwaite hod a talk. It .Had, Indeed, been smiling daily for stating that she wns 'some three weeks. Singularly enough, i likely to see him a great deal now, |,the Princess Hoflwlg, who had been think. I've been thinking all my life. ' * nd he hoped sbe wonld not n " d him ! Placed on a.pony at Uie enrly age ol! It Is time to rest, mr friend" ! way ' '""' been ra! "' e fllcie - ! two, und whn hud been wont to boast ' ! de-carnp to the crown prince. Vice j that she could ride any horse In her- CHAPTER Ml Connt Lussln, who hod resigned on f grandfather's stnblrs. was taking rid' , account of Illness, having been roused j ing lessons. From twelve to one-;at day-break ont of a healthy sleep which wns. also singularly, the time ·to do It. Prince Ferdinnnd William Otto and j Not tint Nlfcky said just that What .Nlkty rode In the ring--the Princess he really observed was: "The king |Hedwig rode also. Rode divinely, sent for me last night. Miss Braith- iJEode saucily. Rode, when N'ikky was ; waite, and--and asked me to hang [ Wad, tenderly. ; around." · || To tell the truth, Prince Ferdinand ; Thus Nikky, of his sacred trust!j -Tfilllam Otto father hoped, tills morn- Jfone the less sacred to him. either, |l lng . tnilt Hedwig would not be there. o'clock for lessons, In disgrace.. A j «h«t he spoke lightly He glanced up ' Ti,,, r e was a difference in Nikky when long line of tutors cam* and went all a * ^5 cr . OS3ed SWOrds ' and hls eyes j Hedwig was around. When she was morning, and he worked diligently, but Wer - c ,' ! inot there lie would do all sorts of he was still in disgrace. Al! monr-) A « d Miss Bcaithwnlte knew. She Ing long and In the Interrals between ! ""**) °TM r """i P"* " band on his tutors he had tried to catch Miss !·"?"· 7 OU an f '-"? he 8a , id - " Out Bralthwulte's eye i of al the P e °P Ie ! n tnls Palace, only Eicept for the'most ordinary civil-! l°«. anTa I! The'archduchess hates i_ .i,- i,.j --*,,,,, .,, ,,,,,!. ·_ i.,. I'Mm. I see it In her eyes. She can never forgive him for keeping the! But when Hedwig was there, there throne Jrom Hedwig. The very ,' was no skylarking. They rode around, |and the riding master put up jumps screen, scratching two rubles with his sword as lie advanced, and kissed the hand of the Princess Anuunciata. They : were old enemies and therefore always very polite to each other. The nrchducliess ottered him a cup of tea, \ which lie took, although she always I made very bad ton. And for a few ' moments they discussed things. TUus: j the king's condition; ihe replanting of ! the place with trees; and the date of ! bringing out the Princess Biida, who '·was still in the school room. ; P,ut the archduchess suddenly came '· to business. Slie was on abrupt per- · son. f "And DOW, general," she said, i "what Is It?" j "I nm In trouble, highness." replied j the chancellor simply. : "We are most of xis in that condition · nt all times. I suppose you mean this : absurd affair of yesterday. Why such fa turmoil about it? The boy rnn ! away. When he was ready he re- 1 turned. He is here now, and .safe." "I am afrnid he Is not as safe as iyou think, mndame." "Wbyr He fiat forward on tbe edge of his chair, and lolcl her of the students at the university, who were being fired by some powerful voice; of the dis- anrjeorance of the two spies; of the .evidence that the Committee of Ten was meeting again, and tUc failure to discover their meeting place; of disaffection among the people, according j to the reports of his fluents. And then I 'to the real pnrpose-i of his visit. Karl j of Karnla had, unofficially, proposed I for the Princess Hedwig. He had i himself broached the matter ro the ; king, who had at least taken It under | advisement. The 'archduchess listened,, rather pule. "Madnrne, after centuries of independence we now face a crisis which we cannot meet alone.. Believe me, I "know of what I speak. United, we could stand against the world. But a divided kingdom, a disloyal and discontented people, spells the end." And at last he convinced her. But, because she was built of a contrary mold, she voiced an objection, not to 5 the scheme, but to Karl himself. "I ; dislike him. . He Is arrogant and · stupid." j "But powerful, madame. And-what else Is there to do?" There was nothing else, and she knew it. But she refused to broach the matter to Hedwig. And It ended with the chancellor^ ·looking most ferocious bnt inwardly uneasy, undertaking to put, as one may 'say, a flea into the Princess Hedwig's email ear. As he strode out, thn door Into the nest room closed qclelly. ' CHAPTER IV. The Letter, TILE I.'MTEO SPECIALISTS; TL-lvSlAY EACH \VKUK 'YOL'OH HOTEL. "OOXNEbLSVlIJjE, ] T-.OOM S, SECOND F1.OOR i A. M. to 8 P. M. 1 YOCH ; r A U A T E K HKRR ; Hoiu-xf. SnlM-r. ItoHiibl«- Sorvlc*, R«-*nlt« j nml rcrmaiicnt 1'rncllcc. t TIJF: ST.CK. 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Tbe Countess Loschek was alone.! now cass Kt!irtin ^ n e x t ' Alone and storming. She had sent her 'Tile' United Sp@Ci«lliStS ni,::i! rjway with a sharp word, and j n --lie was pacing Ihe floor. v, g . of all people! longh Hotel. s?c7.1 Conneiisyille, but He had gone to his study at eight ! of a boy and an array none too large, and already, perhaps, affected. - There If ranch discontent, and the offspring of discontent is anarchy." The king snarled. But MettHch had taken his courage in his hands, and went on. Their neighbor and hereditary foe was Karnia. Could they any longer afford the enmity of Karnia William Otto had a suspicion that the tutor wns in love with Hedwig. Prince Ferdinand William Otto did not like the French tutor. He also found the sun unsettling. Besides, be hated-verbs. Nouns were different. One could do something with nouns, although eren they had a way of having genders. Into his One cause-of discontent was the Ihead popped a recollection of a^de- of the army, and of the lortl- lighttnl pastime of. the dny before-- Qcutfons along the Karnian border. If Karnia were alliert'with them, there ^c,ould be no need of so great an^anoy. Tht-y had the mineral wealth,* and Karnia the seaports. The old dre:im of ihe empire, of a railway to the sea, would be realized. He pleaded well. The idea was not new. To place the little King Otto IX on the throne and keep him there' In the face of opposition would re- nothing nlore nor less than flipping paper wads at the guard on the scenic railway as the car went past him. Prince Ferdinand William Otto tore off the corner of a -piece of paper, chewed It deliberately, ronnded and hardened It with his royml finfers, and aimed It at' M. Pnaux, It struck lilm In the eye. Instantly things happened M. Pnaus yelfefi. and clapped a hand to his eye. Miss Bralthwnlte rose. His quire support from outside. Karnia » would furnish this support. For a (royal highness wrote n rather ehnky price. French .verb, with the wrong termlna- The price was tho Princess lien'- Hon. And on to this scene came Xlkky for the riding lesson. Nikky surveyed the scene. He had, flnlshei "Karl of Knrnla Is aniious! ot «orae. bowed Inside the door, and to marry, and looks this way. To al- j a " t n a t sort °' th lng- But Nikfcy was lay discontent and growing insurrcc- j fln Informal person, and was quite apt tion. to insure the boy's safety and his j t o o*"'' deeply before his future sorer- throne, to beat our swords into plough-; e ^S n ft nd then poke him In the chest. "That I? my plea, sire," Mettlich ·hares"--*ere he caught the king's scowl, and added--"to * certain extent, and to make us a commercial u well as a military nation, surely, »lre. It Rains much for ns, and loses 08 nothing." "But our Independence!" said the king sourly. "Well!" raid Nikky. "Good morning." said Prince Ferdinand William Qtto, In a small and nervous voice. "Nothing wrong, Is therer demanded Nikky. M. Puaux got out h!» handkerchief -and said nothing violently. They Were Old Enemies, f although It was known that they quarreled a great deal over smart things, especially over the «oal fire. Some said that the real thing that held theni together wris resentment jthlngs. like jumping on his horse whllp that the little crown prince stood be- Jt was going, and riding backward in j tween tbe Princess Hedwig and the jthe saddle, nntl so on. He hnd once j throne. Annunciata was not young, ^ven tried jumping on his horse as it i but she was younger limn her dead galloped past him, and missed, and j brother Hubert had been awfuliy ashamed about it. I The countessxyawuari. "Where Is Hedwtff' demanded the archduchess. "Her royal highness 'is in the nursery, probably." "Wliy prohably?" "She goes.there a great deal." The archduchess ercci her. "Well, out with it," she suld. "There' is something seething In that wicked .,.i- hated her. She had always, specialists may "come" and 'EO. hated her. For her youth, first; later, i The 1,'nUi-d S|,,-rinll«i» will "Alm When She saw how tilings were going i Her^* their appointed day esuch week. for the accident that had made her *'.**"'!* * ad l ' '" Render Rent and the poorest can secure treatment and pay as moat vaitable in. easy terms and ^et well. granddaughter to the king. And Karl 1 IJvon this last June, when Karl had made his iooked-for visit to the sum- j . PROOF OF KELIABILnT. raer palace where the court had been · 3Ir - Jno - ^uffy, esteemed citizen and ,in residence, he had already had the J-^ TM k \lcK TMl y'eafwSra v^rr thing In mind. Even when his arms bad c!lse of slDm ach and heart trouble. 'had been about her, Olga Loschek. he had been looking over her shoulder, 'as it were, at Hedwig. He had had it all in his wicked head, even then. For Although J spent a great deal of money and time gRtting treated. I received nor benefit whatever. I tfot so bad the only thing- I could take was a small quantity , of buttermilk and 1 would sometimes. |Carl was wicked. She loathed him i vomit that" UP. i had to sit up in bed while ehe loved him. i-»n nieiit as r could not sleep Sbe i : nnd"they took them. And flnally Hed- j!wiff would get tired, and ask Nikky j-fpleuse to be amusing while she rested. iAnd he would not be amusing nt all. I The crown prince felt that she never really saw NIkky at his best. The riding school had been built for ; unUn of yours 1 officers of the array, but was now used | The confess shrugged her shoulders.. by tbe court only. Here theJting had | jf ot thnf sne res euted having a ridden as a Ind with young Mettlich, , V | t . ke(] ,, rllln . ^ le rnthcr r anded e his close friend even then. The favor-1 idca . .. SI)C and Lieutenant Lar- down. 1 was compelled to lay off from my position and had not worked foe two months. 1 commenced treatment with the U n i t e d Specialists and in a, short time my stomach' feels fine. Cant · eat (food, can slecp'eood lyins .down, and I feel strong enough to so t« work. (Signed) Jno. Duffy, Duntar. Pa^ Jan. 15, 1918." ite mare, qf his later years, now old aud almost blind, still had a stall In the adjacent royal-stables. One oC the king's last excursions abroad had been 'to visit her, ; Overhead, up a great mnwny, were the slate chariots, silt coaches o' Inconceivable weight, traveling carriages of the post-chaise periods, Kleigiis in which four horses drove ubreast, tbclr panels painted by the great artists of ( the time; and one plain little vehicle, ,very' shabby^ In which the royal children of long ago had fled flora a Kar- nian invasion. * j In one corner, black and ftold and forbidding, was tho imposing Hearse In- which the dead sovereigns of the country were taken to their long sleep in the vaults under the cathedral. Good, bad, and indifferent, one after the !other, as their hour came, they had .taken their last journey in the old 'catafalque, and had joined their forbears. Many they bad been: raen of isch have tea quite frequently with his royal highness." "Little fool!" said, Annundata. But «he frowned, and sat tapping her teacup with Der spoon. She -was just a trifle afrnid of Hedwig, and she was more anxious than she would have cared to acknowledge. "How far do you think the thing ifas gone?" "He Is quite mad about her." "And .Hedwig--biit : she Is silly enough' for anything. Do they meet anywhere else?" "At the riding'scliool, I believe. At least, I--" Here a maid entered and stood waiting at the end of the screen.. "His excellency, General llettllcli," salfl the maid. The archduchess nocldod her august bend, and the maid retired. "Go away, Olga," said the nrehOnchesy. "And yon might," she suggestea grimly, "gargle .your throat" ~ chancellor hod pawed n tron- Hedwig would marry Karl. i might be troublesome, would Indeed ! almost certainly be troublesome. I Strangely enough, toe countess hated 'her the more'for that. To value so lightly the thing for which Oiga Loschek would have given her eonl, ,th!s In itself was hateful. But there was more. The countess saw much with her curiously wide, almost childishly bland eyes; It was only now that it occurred, to her. to turn what she ;knew of Hedwig and Nikky to account. She stopped pacing the floor, and i s»t" down. Suppose Heowig nnd Nikky i ! Larlsch went away' together? Hed-! |-wig,,she felt, would hr.ve the courage ; 'even for that That would stop things.! But Hedwig did not trust her. And I tiiere WHS about Nikky. a dog-like qual- ] Ity/of devotion, which warned h e r ' On a Saturday morning a poor wo-t ; thnt, the deeper his love for Hedwig, |»an, with her ba-by in arms, was the more unlikely he would be to! turning from the town to her *-" bring her to disgrace. Nikky might! ia the suburbs with a well-filled mar-» be difficult. ket basket. She must try for Heflwig'a con-' In the electric train were uno ex- fidence! But Earl! How to reach : travaganUy dressed gentlemen sitting him?. Not with reproaches, not with ! together, across the aisle from the wo- IJttle Talks on Health and Hygiene. by Samuel G. Dixon. If. D w LI* D., Commissioner of Health. To To and child. One was evidently; suffering with a bad coloS a serioui j iron, men of blood, men of flesh, men Wed n , ht _ Be , ,,, ' j ' u » TM ,, of water. And now they lay in stone , » ... ,,,,,,, ",, . ~-. l " """'- However. he did not dismiss the! "Otto!" said Miss Braithwalte. Idea. .The fright of the afternoon had j "^hot did you do?" weakened him. and if Mettlich were! "Nothing." He looked about. He right the royalist party would need i * a8 Quite convinced that M. Pnatrr outside help to maintain, the throne, "was what Bobby would have termed "Karnia!" he said. "The lion and i " P°. or sport nnd had not played the the lamb, with the lamb inside thej* a m e fairly. The guard, at the rall- Hon! And In the meantime the boy--"ITM.*, he felt, would not have yelled. "He should be watched always." j and wept. "Oh, well. I threw a piece- "H» has Lnssln." Count Lussln wai; °* paper. Thxfi all. I didn't think the- crown prince's alde-de*camp. j f* wotild hurt." "Ho needs a man. sire," observe] i M'* 3 Bralthwnlte rose and glanced the chancellor rather tartly. i at the carpet. Bnt Nikky was quick. Tlw Idng dewed his throat "Tnt« -.Qnlck nnd understanding. He put his youngster he Is so fond of, yonn;; f snia '' fo °t over the paper wad. i jou betterl" 1 "Paper!" smld MiM Brnlthwalte. : wati H» Pawed Men Lifted Their Hat* 'crypts, nnd of an the line only two and Women Bowed. remained. '· One ancT all, the royal vehicles were shrouded In sheets, except on one clay of cttch month when tho sheets were removed nnd the public admitted. Bnt graarcto down below, the sentries at our doors, how do we know they are loyal r' "The people lovo him," eald Nikky "The people! Sheep. I do not trust the people. I .do not trust any one. I watch, but what can. I do? The-very food we eat--" "He is corai,ig," said Nikky softly, ind fell to whittling under his breath. Together Nikky mod WilLtasc Otto on (hut morning the hearse was uncovered, and two men were working; one at the upholstery, which ho was brushing. The other was carefully oil- nnd Prince Ferrli- empty. * * * * * · · The 'arclulnclicss wns having tea. Her boudoir was a crowded little room. ' The nrclidnchess liked it be- jthe great marble '.staircase. Sentries j musi . lt v , us . wnrau Tlu , paiaco rooms |»lut«l. Two., flunkies. In scarlfit and | n . cr( . in ,, sllT , ,, nrt clllliv . ghe hfla fold threw open, the doors. . A stray j ,, nru tllcr ^ ,,,, th( , w;lrra ; st auys la that hafl wandered Into the court' lic reqnlreu little sleep. Ana for most of the time between one o'clock and Ills rising hour of five he had lain in his narrow camp bed.nnd thought. He hud not confided nil his worries to the king. Evidences of renewed activity on tbe part of! the terrorists were many. - In the past month two of l!!» best Eccret agents harl disappeared. One hod been body--an unpleasant sight. Bnt it was not of the deud raan that General Mettlich thought It wns of the nthor. Tlio dead tell nothing. But the living, utidcriforturo, tell many things. And this,3B!tn Haeckol, young ns he wns, Inie'w much that was vital. At five General Metcilch had risen, wcerclseu before an open window with anger. She knew her man well. hold him off was the first thing. i postpone the formal proposal, and gain j infection, which- the extremly change* time. If the chancellor had been right, able weather had made very prevalent, nnd things were as had .as they ap-JThis sick individual was ignorant o£ peared, the king's dcatli would precipl-j sanitary. laws, as well as. police laws, tate-a crisis. Might, Indeed, overturn ; for he was spitting the poisonous tbe throne. j contents ol the cough on the floor of The king was very feelilc. TWs i ite car. Directly, the two well-dresfr- affair of yesterday had toltl on him. ! e( i individuals leift the train at a way- The gossip of the court was that tne , station, and the woman, being someday had seen a 'change for the worse, j what crO wdel wilu baby and basket His heart was centered on the crown | in thc seat ^ided with another pas- prince. J se nger, moved to the place made vac- Ah, here wns another viewpoint. | ajlt Dv ^ wo m e n _ Snppc.se the crown -prince had not! s - ne ' ca - elfss , y p i ace d her basket oa come back? What would happen with Qoor . R sm ; h a ^^ that toolc king dead and no Chaos, cot;rse. A free hand to revolution. ! ui) a portion ot the noisonous suptnm., **-., fighting for her throne, and I T ^'» l * f" ^^j^'Jf' 0 "' d ·inevitably losing It. ^ ^^ kHchen ^ }e ^^ i But that was further than sho cared, {oofl to be raten raw would be to grr just then. She would finish cer- for the fami!v . ne s ickne.« tain work that she hud set out to do,, of babv , n armSp and bc other and then she was through No longer | Ule n can , ·would dreafl and terror grip her in the i . , . ^j olr ^Birt^Twould finish. Karl should ! ^TM*«P "«".' »nr Toodsluffs must never ray she hnfl failefl him. She; be kepl clean ' had in hor possession papers for which '. he waited or pretended to wait: data: Don't"knock Conneilsville by seud- secureii by means she did not care to . ing your money out of town for your .remember; plnns and figures carefully'.job work when The Courier company 'compiled--a thousand dpjiths In one. I f . can do it here at home. Let us giv ·they were found on her. She would : you prices. .get tlicjn out of her hands at once.. TO. BB CUNT1NUKH Try Our Cl»«siae! Aflg. One oect a -word is all they c

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