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By Order of the Czar
A Story of Russian Power
By MARCUS EASTLAKK
, CHAl'TEIt V.
"Vladimir, thou art feeling stronger?
Is'lt not so?" say Ivan, putting a hand
ou each of my shoulder and ItnikliiK
dowu anxiously hi my fare.
"Ccrta'nly 1 am much stronger than
when I came to thee a week ago," I
rvpl) with a smile.
"Hceause thou wilt hnro to make a
movf again," resumes Iran. "It la no
longer safe for thee here. To-day my
landlord met me ai I left tho house, and
asked me who I had staying with me;
though I know not how he ha dWcov
ercd thy pretence here. I aald: 'A couv
In. ho Is merely passing through the
town en routo to Norgorod.' lie naked
. your name. I was taken aback, but for
tunately the (list He led up to the second,
and the name of nn actual eouln ennie
to me and I pronounced It. Ho now thou
art Wnl.icniar Mcolnlvltch Allkanoff! I
have thought, Vladimir," he resumes.
"that It were well to make kuown thy
exlatence to our section. Thou knoivcst
they are to be trusted to a man. What
Joy there will be a mown t them when
they know thou are alive! They will all
be ready to din for thee! And amousat
ns we can easily conceal thee. Thou
canst pax from one to the other until
thou art able to Tenture on flight."
"I have always advlaed It," I reapond.
"Long alnce 1 would have shown my
self to them but for Maruscha. She
thinks there is risk In so many knowing
It whilst I am still In the country."
Iran shrugs his shoulders. "I see no
alternative. Something we must risk,"
he says. "There Is strength In unity,
and are we not as one man In purpose?
The sooner thou art away from here
the better. What thlnkest thoii of going
first to I'arel YegorevltchV he ak.
"I would trust Pavel as my own soul!"
I reply, fervently, for I like the man.
lie Is a silent, deep nature I always
mistrust the glib tongue a man who
make no professions, slow and delib
erate both In speech ami action, but hav
ing once chosen a course la not to be
turned from It.
"Thou wilt lock thyself in." says Ivan.
"And If any one. save Maruscha, should
come and knock for admittance thou
wilt keep silent as a shade until they
depart. Adieu, I will not be long."
As I lie, with my hands clasped above
my head, my eyes fixed on the bit of sky
gleaming gray, through the small dormer
window, the being of all others I most
long for stands at the other side of the
door. I know well Maruscha' particu
lar rap, am it Is her voice that whisper
I spring to my feet and hasten to. ad
mit her. Kor some minutes, holding the
beloved form In my arms, I forget nil
else, realizing only the rapture of the
present. Only wheu she release her
self and look round for Iran, I remem
ber bow much I have to tell her.
She turns white when she hears about
the landlord' questions, and I tell her
that Ivan has gone to see Pavel Yego
revltch to make arrangement for my re
moral there to-night.
At this she clasps her hands. "Is It
well oh, Is It well that others hould
know about thee? Pavel Is silent and
trustworthy, it I true; but (till I fear
me. It will break out One by one they
will be told they will be Cocking to see
thee. The attention of the police be at
tracted. I wish, I wish Ivan had come
to me! Surely wo two could hare man
aged to conceal thee somewhere ome
wherel" "Thou art too fearfnl, my Maruscha,"
I reply soothingly. "And thou seeat It
has become, Imperative to seek, the aid
of others. I only wish I had Insisted on
doing so. before I drew this danger nn
Ivan. 'And as to my safety, there Is not
a man of them who would not render
up hi life rather than betray me!"
"Not willingly, not willfully, I know,
Vladimir, but what matter It when
they have by their coming and going, at
tracted those bloodhounds to thy hiding
place? It Is it mistake, I toll thee!" per
I'or a while she stares straight before
her, and I see the anguish of terrible
possibilities growing In her eyes until
the tear begin to gather, her feature
to work, and she casts hentelf on my
"Vladimir! Vladimir!" she cries, "If
they tear thee from me now I shall
say what I can to reassure her,
stroking her bright head and pressing my
lips to It, for her hat that sweet little
hat that I have watched her trim has
slipped to her shoulder. And she sobs
out her woe with tear abundant, at
which I rejoice, because experience has
taught me that after Maruscha has wept
much, he I wont to be very calm.
"How long wilt thou stay with Pavel
Yegorevltrh?" he asks.
"As short a time as possible," I re
ply, "I am quite strong now, and the
sooner I begin to make for the frontier
the better. By remaining I only en
danger my friends. Moreover, Maruscha,
a I explained to thee before, baring
ceased to approve of the methods of the
party to which I have hitherto belong
ed, my wisest plan I to escape from It,
quietly and silently. I hare thought it
out, and to attempt any explanation
would be madness. I could not iniike
Maruscha sighs ns If she would excuto
me to herself.
"Surely thou bast dono enough," she
"lly no mean!" I cry rehemently. "No
man can ever says I hare done enough.
la a good cause! Once Its true disciple,
and my wntchword Is now a heretofore,
'Uli-ty.' And It Is for liberty that I
will fight to my last breath! No longer,
therefore, can I be the slave of a party
whose tyranny Is as great as the Ciar
himself! It Is Nihilism I have served
alarlahly, ahjcctcdly. What It hn de
creed 1 have done, silencing my con
science smothering the dictate of the
Dltlne. voice within my heart which
would hnrp whispered: 'Thou ahalt not
take Uod-glvcu life, ercn though It be
that of thine enemy!' "
" hat wilt thou do when thou hast
left us?" she asks, with quivering lips.
"Thou speakest as If I could choose,"
I reply, with n touch of bitterness. "A
atrnngcr and an nllen In a foreign laud,
should I reach It, my prospect are nil."
Thcu noting the effect of my gloomy ob
scrtntloni In her downcast feature. I
hasten to ndd more- cheerfully; "Never
theless, Mnrucha, I have my hands nnd
my neau, ami being willing to make su
of either ns oportunlty offers, I shall
surely find work to do."
"Could I but have gone with thee!"
she cries, with a heaven of tenderness
In her voice. "Could not I?"
"It were Impossible, my heart of
hearts! Thou wouldst but retard my
flight. Increase my danger, and, more
than all, run a terrible risk thyself. Nur
couldst thou eudure the hardship 1
may have to encounter. Alone thou canst
follow me by rail, In perfect safety, and
we will trust in my lucky star that soon
I may bid thee come. Meanwhile, keep
a brave heart, and avoid getting embroil
ed with the Nihilists. Wilt thou do this
for love of me, my Maruscha?" In re
ply she take my harid In both of hers
and presses It to her lips.
Whilst we have Wen talking the
shades of night have been closing In,
until now, leaning together ns we sit,
we can barely see each other's face.
Maruscha rises to light the lamp, and
In the silence I hear how tle wlud,
which has been blowing a gale all day, Is
rattling the window In Its frame and
howling wildly round the house. From
a gale It has developed to a tempest.
"Ivan will sec thee home, Maruscha,"
I observed. "It Is a wild night."
Suddenly flying step startle us as
cending the stairs! The handle of the
door Is shaken, and a breathless whisper,
which Is tint Ivan', come to us:
"Open open quickly! It Is I Pavel!"
Maruscha, pale of a sudden to the lips.
Is at the door before I, In my surprise
ami consternation, find the power to stir.
I sit gaslng and expectant of I know not
what, but something of III and Pavel Is
before me. He must have sped quickly,
for he puts hi hand to hi heaving side.
and with wild eye darting at me, gasps
"Hide! Hide for thy life! They are
Maruscha wrings her hands. "Fly!
fly! stand not thus. Vladimir!"
J am beginning to make blindly for the
noor, when Pavel' voice arrest me.
"No no time; they will meet thee
thou must hide!"
1 look around at the four walls and
"The window It Is dark!" It la Ma
ruha who speaks, pointing upward.
"It la a chance."' gasps Pavel.
The window rise from the roof. It Is
high. Already Marnscha Is dragging for
ward a rhalr for me to mount.
"My shoulders better," gasps Pavel
again, Instantly turning to me his back
ami lowering his body.
Something of their anxious energy I
lent to me In this supreme moment. I
spring with marvelous agility to the prof
fered shoulder--! open the window, and
with a rush of wind comes to me the
tramp, tramp of gendarmes! The wind
compasses me about It tears, it roar
at me. I clutch the window frame my
feet are i the doping roof, which
seem to move away under them.
Pat el's head shoot up for a moment
through the window. I see the wind
seize hi black hair and toss it about In
wanton fury ere It disappears ami the
wiidow I shut. I have now got a Arm
grip of the projecting slate that edge
thn dormer roof. Fortunately, I am
shod with soft slipper, so that my feet
can bend with them and get a certain
purchase on the slates. 1 move cau
tiously sideways, until I can extend my
left arm over n corner of the projection.
Thus by bending my body forward 1
cau see Into the room, myself unseen.
Maruscha is sitting at the table. Her
eyes are turned to Die door, a If In
startled surprise. Pavel Is at the door,
holding It open to admit four police
officers, two of whom hare Ivan In cus
tody. Pavel' manner Is perfect. Ills
eyebrow ore raised. He looks astonish
ment personified. With a polite gesture
he seem to Invite the Intruders to en
ter, search, examine anything they like,
o that they are satisfied.
There I an air of battled mystification
on the face of all the officer a theii
glance trarel about the room. One of
them, a superior, lock the door and put
the key in hi pocket.
Iron, standing apart, with gyred
wrists, wear a look of sullen Indiffer
ence. Only once I catch him dart a
wift glance at Maruscha, who hi risen
to her feet and stands with proud, up
lifted head In mute protest at the un
The superior officer step forward In
front of Parel, and holding him with
a stern eye, evidently commence to
question him. I strain every nerre to
bear what Is being said, bat what with
the awish of the wind and the Interren
word. I enn only gucs what la trans
piring by n close observation of the dumb
Pnvel fixes steadfast, unlllnchtug eye
on hi examiner. Occasionally ho smile
illghtly. HI Up move n If In prompt
reply. Presently ho take, out lil pock
etbook, produce a card from It, which
he hand to the officer. Then Ma
madia's turn come.
My brar xlrll She bear herself Ilk
an enraged queen. I can see that her
manner Impresses the officer Ilusslau
officer are particularly Impressionable!
she would Impress tho Csar himself!
The fellow bows courteously at every
reply of her. He take down her ad
dress and name ou the back of Parel'a
card, and make her a profound Ikiw ere
ho turns from her.
She sits quietly down and sneaks not
again, but silently watches every move
ment of the officer, who have now got
order to prosecute n search. They pull
out drawer after drawer, upsetting the
content on the floor, while their su
perior stand by, looking on.
me Dotmm drawer I tlie only one
that la locked, and 4van la commanded
to glvo up the key. With perfect un
concern ho dlrecta one of the officer to
hi walatcoat pocket, and ah, at last
here nrc paper! I note the gleam of
exultation with which they aro clutched
and the eagerness with which they arn
unfolded; glanced orer with Increasing
dlsnppolntinent, one by one, and laid
aside. I could almost churkle at their
discomfiture, knowing as I do, that Ivan
has another hiding place, and one that
they arc not likely to stumble ou for his
They leave no corner uninvestigated,
and It occupies a considerable time. Fi
nal!) they give up the search and leave
the house. The tramp of tho police offi
cer" below In the street gradually grows
fainter until It dirt In the distance. 1
breathe a prayer of thanksgiving.
It Is Manischn's small head, blown
about by ringed wavelets of hair, which
next start up against the sky, and her
volet gasping out my name In nil Intense,
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One of her word trouble was chronic fiy ,,, wan cred of catarrh of tho
constipation of several jests' standing, larynx by Peruna."
Hhe waa also passing through that rnot Mr. Alia Schwandt.
ciltlcal period In tho life of a woman ,,,, .,,,., . ,
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Wic cannot see me. her gaic set out her case. You advised a coil loo of, l'wj When old age come on, catarrhal
on n distracted, dubious search. I raise
my head. She utter a low cry of joy.
"I am here. Maruscha," I call to her.
"Oh, Vladimir, be careful! Hold fat!
She stretches nut her hand toward me,
though she cannot help me, while I slow
ly and Imlnfully descend. Once my foot
slips forward and she utters a scream of
I reassure her. "Fear not for me.
Mnruscha. I keep a linn hold, and hold
ing, I cannot fall."
And oncv more I stand In the room,
and Maruscha' arms are clasping my
Around me Is a chaos of confusion.
Ivan' belongings strew the floor like
the lea tea on the strand after a tem
pest Ills open desk, with Its contents
scattered broadcast. Is at my feet: his
bedclothes lie a twisted heap, with the
mattress beside the bed. The table,
too. Is littered with old letters, manu
scripts, note scrap relative to hi law
studies; but where is their owner? Where
Is Pavel Yegnrevltch?
"They have been taken," I groan,
a Luge wave of bitterest remorse rising
and sweeping over my soul. Have I re
turned to this miserable world only to
bring misfortune to those who are dear
est to me? Am I ever to be doomed to
blast like a thunderbolt all I com In
contact with? To prove curse where
I most would bless?
Maruscha, who now that the fierce
strain ha been removed from her
rnna and Manallu, which wo at once illsrase comn also, Hysteinlc catarrh
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plutcly cured her. J This explain why I'eruna ha U-
"About the raino time I wrote you come so Indispensable to old people,
bout my own case of catanh, which lVruna I their safeguard. Peiuna I
had been of 25 years' standing. At tns only remedy yet devised that en
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i commenced to ue I'eruna accoru- . .riBct r svsteinlc reme.lv ran euro
Ins to your Instruction and continued
Its use for about a year and It ha com
pletely cured me. Your remedies do
all that you claim for them and even
more." John O. Atkinson. i
In a letter dated January 1, 1100,
A reward of 110,000 has been (le
potlted In the Matket Kfohangn bank,
Columbus, Ohio, a a guarantee that
thn above testimonials are genuine:
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'I will ever continue to speak n good ' """f "' tlwrtllnic 'vo
word fur Pcruna. I am still cured of nover used, In ait or In whole, a sin
catarrh." John O. Atkinson, hide- , gle spurious testimonial. Krery ono
pendence, Mo., Hox 272.
Mi. Alia Hohwandt, Sanborn, Minn.,
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"Say, WliiKtou, how would you like
to wltnc a conflict between the pow
er?" "Witnessed one the other day."
"Hetwccu the Kiwer?"
"Sure! My wife, the cook and tho
Iceman began a three-cornered squab
ble In the yard."
Atwut on plnetppl In 20,000 hst
seeds In It, and It Is from these sssds
that new varislle are uroduced.
AVcCelnble Preparation fbrAs
ling Uic S loinaclts and Bowls of
The American firm of Olarknon &
Co., In Vladivostok, haro substituted
Ilusslau laborers for Chinamen In their
coal mines. The Russlan&aro working
co-operatively, by the Job, and product
The population of the earth doubles In
nenes. Is sobbing hysterically, with her i "0 Tr.
head on my breast, lifts her tear-stnlmil I.
race at my words, anxiety for mo bring
ing her sobs to an Immediate check.
"Yes, they hare both hail to go, but It
I a mere- form. To-morrow they will
be released. Nothing wa found, noth
ing can be proved against them," she
hasten to Inform me.
I langh harshly, "Hast thou forgotten
Vera Hassulltch?" I say. "There wa
nothing found against her nothing but
the faintest shadow of a suspicion rested
on her, yet that hindered them not from
keeping her two long year of her girl'
life In the fortress without trial! And
she was scarcely eighteen!
Maruscha hangs her head and sighs
drearily. Hhe replies not. What ran
she reply to this cruel fate?
"I need scarcely ask of what they
accuse our brother," I observe at length,
with bltterneas, "It Is not the manner
of the Russian authorities to prefer an
accusatlou when they arrest a subject.
It is enough that they hare decided to
drag him to prison, and well for him If
he Is not left to rot there!"
"They made no accusation, It I true;
but. from their questions I could guess
that they expected to find that some
one was biding being hidden."
"It Is a I thought," I Interrupt. "That
malignant demon, Isajeff, the furrier,
Is at the bottom of It!"
Then instantly, with a shock of dis
may, I recollect that It wa from Ma
ruscha' lodging Isajeff had followed us!
Yet she Is hero she has not been ar
rested with the other. Ho ha ipared
her It I due to hi reticence that she
Is not now In a prison cell! Why ha lie
ipared her? My brain reel a I con
template the only posilble reason this
wretch can have for acting a he ha
done to hare her In hi power.
And I am powerless to protect her
from him! Nay, I must fly from her
hasten to put mile between us, for ev
ery moment that I remain at her sldo
I Imperil her very life!
flo be continued.!
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probably that which ha been erected
by a well-known American cattle com
pany along the Mexican border. It I
aeventyflve mile In length, and sep
arate exactly for It entire distance
the two republic of North America.
The fence waa built to keep the cattle
from running across the Iwnler and
falling an eay prey to the Mexican
cow puncher. Although It cost a
great deal of money, It la estimated
that cattle enough will bo saved In
on year to more than pay fur It.
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