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By Order f the Czar
A Story of Russian Power
By M A A' C tS K A S T 1. A K K
i., . i 11 re country haa chang
ed i .'t i it from Little Kolga nn
earl; i nuiig noirl a month ago. And
I, ton i'ii t'i ned. Like a forest tree
my fi mo 1i hardeued and Mrength
cno 1 n I w ith It my minl has cat out
urn mi fi'ir and become Mini and
strong. Since I got Manttcba letter
nt Lit telling me that ehe hi nt borne
mill safe, 1 em Imbued with hop and
coa'deoee, and Ifr J"irneyed on,ao
cleila)gineir wlh oil aorta and condi
tion of mkii v ;iout meettM; with a
Anl now I ii ti'illx I the govern
ment of K"uio. c.ttmg vary near the
front rr r n! ir tirst dllHcillty la staring
me in the fur. I have noted IU ap
ptfii li rvirt nine I have occasion to
take out , 'ii'iha's Hit) pnre to pay
for (r . I meal, and, calmly, pbih
0l 1 I -ire thought
I will BtiJ a
tt hn i o. The landlnrH flf the Inn
befme v . .iwir I sit haa jairt received
on In itmi p'lm toy titt teu-copek
pi c 1 li i rvo led town as much aa
jxm1Uv t"it ii n town ant I bow bound,
imvu.v; ii I rurbi In my hot letter
to w r Jo Kovno. Tbe landlord ha
just ii - ii I me that It lie twelve
vcrste iron 'ere: 1 what) therefore ha In
pQseei"ii f mr letter lu a few hour.
I rise a.il stretching myself take p
n Meat aider stirk that 1 ent at the
bcginnles: of uiv journey. aRtl mart at a
steady pace up the street. Soon the last
wooden hut U passed; the Innumerable
patches rf reclaimed land, and ajtalii the
trackless w as of box ami moor etretrb
rni-jr to right and left, ever which the
iiamiir hawks quiver eternally.
'Hullo, brother! lie merciful!" ex
claims a voice from the ground. I ab
ruptly stop, anil looking down percehc
that my stick, which I hare Wen sway
Ins from okle to side, has narrowly
raped strtklnt; the bead of a young man
ttIio reclines on the aide of the dltrh.
lie blinks up at me with n foollh maud
lin smirk, and I at ouce perceive that
he la not sober.
"1 beg your pardon." I say, lifting my
bat and continuine my walk.
"Hallo, stop! Walt for a follow, little
brother!" cries the man. as he scram
bles out of the dltrh.
Tbo request affects me disagreeably:
I want to ret on, and prefer my own
company to that of a drunken what?
not a Moujlk, nor a royniteur, nor a
peasant farmer. What then?
lie Is drred In a Hcht snmmer salt
of njproTlncial cut, though soiled and
a pot ted with grease. Ilia hands show
white through the dirt on them, and on
the little finger of the left Is a costly
ring, a thick gold snake with a diamond
In Its head.
lie has struggled to his legs and stands
before me, a repulsive looking object,
with his sloping shoulders, his thin,
blotched face, from which protruded a
sharp, mean nose, looking as if the point
bad been dipped in red Ink.
"You might have put out my eye there,
xny friend," he observes, shutting up the
left and cocking the other nt me.
"I might. Indeed," I respond, "for un
til yon spoke I saw you not Again I
beg your pardon.' '
"I accept your apology, brother," he
aya condescendingly, and planting his
feet Tery far apart. "And now may
Z aslc your destination? Kovno, eh?"
Yea, I go to Kovno."
"Ah, that Is lock; I go there also, so
yeit can proceed together. What think
you to sea a gentleman like me going on
foot the distance of twelve vcrsts? I
have been cheated, robbed, my friend, of
all the money I had In my purse Ore
hundred roubles, that Is what I had
when I left St. Petersburg. Well, lt it
got ITelp me along, brother, and I will
pay yon for it. when we get to Kovno.
My uncle is Governor of the Frovlnce
I am going ou a visit to blm. Ha is
He awaggers along, stretching his
short legs to their utmost capabilities In
order to keep step with me; yet I attempt
sot to adapt my walk to his, and pre
atrve a glum silence In my vexation,
whilst I curb my longing to shake him
off my nnn.
"What la your business?" he asks pres
ently. "I am a atudent." I reply shortly.
-What faculty V
"Studied In Moscow?"
"What, St Petersburfgl I, too. am a
Bt Petersburg studeut!"
I at once regret having spoken the
truth. He atops short at atares at me.
"Let roe look at you, brother"' Then
shaking bis bead "No, may I be bung
If ever I saw you before!"
He still stares and hla Jaw drops until
his open mouth takes the form of the
Jstter V. "And yet, I have seen some
one like you somewhere."
Suddenly be slaps his leg. "By all the
saints!" be exclaims. "I know now. I
went to see some fellows hung once, and
one of them, the ringleader, had the look
of youl Perhaps you remember the
esse? Ever) body talked of it at the
time. They called the fellow I speak of
Vladimir Alexandrovitch Lubanoff."
I thrill to hear my name thus men
tioned; nevertheless I am sufficiently
master of myself to reply with perfect
"Yes, I remember all the particu
lars." "He waa a fine fellow, that Vladimir
Alexandrovitch, and you are a fine fel
low. We will have a good time together
In Kovno. I will stand treat My uu-
"Thanks for your good intention," I
Interrupt "but I remain not In Kovno.
X am merely passing through."
Meanwhile the exercise In the fresh
air gradually sobers him. He talks less,
and filially not at all, having enough to
do with porting and blowing. I pretend
pot to obserre, and atalk on. At length
. iiia mini out:
"What Is all the hurry? We are not
walking for a wager. Why anoum we
blow ourselves this way?"
"I am not In the least blown," I reply,
"ajsul axcusa me It I decline to rest with
ou. I mum Bet on to Kovno with nil
haute, 1 hae IiusIhoks there."
lie lrbi ko my ami and Ktaro. nt mo,
whilst hln neao srown to grow sharper,
and the red rims remit! his ojfa to
"What? Hare I hoard aright?" ho
ayi "you would leave n brother thu.
hi thw awkward predicament?"
"I hare no choice: 1 am obliged to pro
ceed. Hut look jmi, take my ndxlro,
wait here until some vehicle conii up
and bantu I for a life. Von have only
to aay that jou axe a nephew of the
I finish not my santanc. for I we
coming toward at. Is a cloud of dust, a
lime "calash" drawn by four hoee.
M companion ha started forward, and
la peering In the direction of the equip
age with Ma hand arched over hla blink
"My alt the ealnti. It la very Hhe
ye. It U my uncle's oalaahf be ex
claims. "Tnat'U wall: the I have the honor
h wish .o good-hy," 1 say, Hwring
"So laare ma not! Stay am! help
me out of this! What u 111 he think 'to
Knd ma thus? Oh ah, help me t mhc
lie! Yon are a fellow-student both food
of walking )ne day back me up, broth
er!" I bite my lip ami pue Irresolute.
There U nothing for It but to meet the
Inevitable with a boh! front.
"I will stay," I reply. "You may
rvlj on me."
lie wrings my hand, and proceed to
mop hl fare with u dirty cambric hand
kerchief; after which he pull down hl
waistcoat, straightens himself, ami al
ready the cloud of dmt Is receiving us.
"Ah, my uncle, 1 thought I was iwt
mWtakeu! I knew your trotters at n
glance. I hope 1 seo you well, Vaslli
The sole occupant of the carriage, a
thin, sharp-featured man of middle nge.
dressed in uniform, peers at tne speaker.
and then exclaims:
"la It poslble? My brother's son,
"Yes, my uncle, I am he I Ha. ha!
You have expected me for some days;
but not thus, not now!"
"I hare looked for this arrival every
day for a week! And now what Is this?
I meet thee here, on foot and In this
"Ah. yes, that Is Just It a plight!
Walking on a dusty road Improves not
one's appearance. Ha! ha! I feel quite
disreputable. But It Is only on the sur
face, my uncle. You see. I am passion
ately fond of walking In the country, and
the day Is so fine I could not resist
A freak a mere freak, and now I have
had enough of It My friend hem as
I was saylug, my friend here was Just
complaining of fatigue when you came
In sight, Vaslli Grigorlevitch."
"The lying acouudrel!" I think, yet I
dare not contradict him, and stand silent
ly enduring the severe scrutiny of the
"Helu!" he nasals at length, and with
draws his eyes. "Where are thy effect.
Andrei Plotrovltch r
"Sent In advance, my uncle; they will
arrive before us."
"Hem!" ejaculates the Governor
again. And to the man servant who
has descended from the box: "Yeremsl.
The carriage door Is held wide.
"May I pray you to ascend, monsieur!"
Tho Governor Is addressing me, though
he Is looklug past me.
"I thank your Excellency, but I am
really walking from choice, therefore beg
to decline your courteous offer."
"Ah Indeed are you fond of walking,
an accomplished pedestrian, and doubt
less a true rotary of Nature. I congrat
ulate you on your good taste, air!" Then
to his nephew: "Yet I understood thee to
say that thy friend bad complained of
fatigue. Andrei Plotrovltch?"
"Said I so, Vaslli Grigorlevitch? Sore
ly not! You must have taken me np
wrong. I said that I waa fatigued,
could scarcely say ao of my friend hem
Ivan hem Ivan Feodorelvltch."
lltx his uncle's gaxe being removed
from him, the perverted Jackanapes
winks and makea a grimace at me. "Ivan
Feodorelvltch," he repeats with empha
sis and auother wing, "can walk his fifty
versts a day as easily aa you can take
a pinch of snuff, my uncle"!"
It Is evident to me that alnce ha Is
comfortably Installed In bis uncle's car
riage and the embarrassment of the meet
ing Is tided over, Andrei Plotrovltch
would not be sorry to part from ms.
"Indeed! A manly accomplishment."
observes the Governor, making me a stiff
bow. Presently he asks me: "Are you
making any stay In Kovno, Ivan Feo
I wince at the name the young fool has
fathered me with, and to which I am
compelled to answer: "No, your Excel
lency, I am merely passing through."
"Ab, well, If we are not to have the
pleasure of your company, Ivan Feo
dorelvltch, I have the honor to wish
you good-day," and the Governor raises
bis cap with another stiff bow, to which
"Au revolr, Ivan Feodorelvltch !" ex
claims Andrei, with an audacloua grin.
The man servant shuts the carriage
door, swings himself to the box, and In
a few moments I stand aloe; In the road.
I step out after this, and the vim stones
crop up quickly one after another. I
advance Into the town until the houses
begin to take the form of streets, and I
fee! the round bowlders of the pavement
under my feet Then I ask my way to
the general postofAce of a respectable
I am dlrectsd to the usual square,
flanked on all sldea by government build
ings, over whose entrances hovers the
spread eagle, In lha center of which
rises an equestrian statue, probably of
Peter the Great I am presently enter
ing the postoHce. In ascending the
steDs mr eyes rove up the street and
are arrested by the sight of two officers
whom I met In the suburbs, who are Just
turning the corner togsther. They both
look toward ma.
Well, there la nothing extraordinary In
two gomlnrmos walking together, nor Is
tterc nitythltnr tvmnrknlilo In the. fact
that they luippeu nlniultniuMiily to di
rect their ije Inward mo. It Is acci
dent pure nccldent, I think, slinking
inj self froo of thti vague intensities Hint
I crt'opliig on mo. And I push open the
swing door of tho "l.oft l.otlor Depnit
moiit." "A letter for Waldentar Nleolnlilleh
"Yes, there I one." The clerk linnd
It to mo and m finger close with a
thrill of jo mi the prodou tulxalve. All
In well! I well! my heart sing. 1 spring
down the stops and hare gained the
street, when a hand I put on my ahoul
dor and 1 seo lieforc me (he ixtltoo otll
cera, one of whom addreaeva me courte
ously: "You are a stranger In town, I bvlloic
"Ye, I am a stranger to Kovno: I nm
palng through the town." 1 rvpl, look
ing the man steadily In tho face. For
tunately he cannot see my Hying pill.
"Uxaetly. I am rry to Imie to trou
ble ou, but wo have order to Inspect
the paper of traveler. The police In
spection department I Just acroa the
square If )ou will hate the goodneos to
The man Indicate a large atone build
tug opposite. It coata ma a aupremc
effort not to groan aloml, and my loiee
shakes aa I stammer:
"1 have not my paper here. Would It
not ettfftca If I present myself with them
"t regret to say that It wonhl not."
rep!ie the officer. Tader these circum
stance we are boand l place yon tinder
arraat until your paper are torthcom
"Well. It i no use parleying, alout It."
rough 1 Interpose) the other omVer. "The
man must coma with us. That I the
sum plikW Ami he laya his hand tm
"The gentleman I unite willing to go
with us ami set this little matter right."
obeene the polite otttecr. and bo quietly
stroke hi companion's band from my
arm, taking bl place on my other side
I still hold Maruscha's letter crushed
In my finger, forgetful of It In this mo
ment of perplexity. I am reminded of
It by Its dextrous withdrawal.
"Permit mr," obpurrea the polite o ni
cer. He rale It to hi eyes ami slonly
read the addre amud. "Waldemar
Nleolnlvltch Altkanoff." He hows to
ward mo as If a third party were lu the
act of presenting mo to him. "A good
name. A good Itiiftftlan name!"
"I hare not read that letter. It Is from
my betrothed," I say, choking down my
ludlgnatlou. "Will you permit me to
read It? Surely It can make no differ
ence so that you retain It In your pos
session?" "My duty I to place It In the hand
of the Prefect unopened," Is the response.
"As there Is nothing treasonable In It, he
will return It to you."
The cold sweat breaks out on my
brow. "Oh, Marucha! Mnruscha! God
lu His mercy grant that thou hast not
compromised thyself!" I Inwardly groan.
Meanwhile, with a gendarme on earh
side of me, I hara crossed the square
and am entering the police oRlcea, We
pass Into a small ante-room and stop at
a door at which the officer who seems al
ways to take the initiative knocks. It
Is torn open Instantly, ami an Irate head
Is thrust out surmounted by a military
"What now?" exclaims this Individual.
"No use coming to me! I have nothing
to do with It After business hours
going home to dinner. Should have been
gone an hour ago."
The gendarme draws blm aside and
whispers to him.
I strain my ears to catch the purport
of the gendarme's remarks, but only
hear: "The Governor. "St. Petersburg."
and the name Andrei Plotrovltch." Only
three words, yet they are enough to In
form me aa to whom I owe my arrest,
and the knowledgo lightens not my ap
prehension. Whilst the gendarme Is whispering, the
listener fixes his goggle eyes on me aa If
he would look me through. I endure his
looks with the Indifference of despair.
When the gendarme has finished whis
pering, the oUlcial pronounces the flat
"Lock him up! Case will be heard to
morrow. Too late to-night. Present
your report to the Prefect to-morrow.
Meanwhile, lock him up."
Ills orders are executed and at 8
o'clock that night the Iron-studded door
receives me Into Its drend shadow.
(To be continued.
IMMUNITY FROM TRAMPa
Scenting; It by the Unselfish Olrlng
of an Amateur Cake,
"We owe our Immunity from tramps
to pastry," proclaimed a recently mar
ried Gennantown man. "Hotter yet
my wife made the pastry. It waa this
way. To begin with, alio Insists upon
the pastry. Stio makea cakes, and
even plea, but she always forget some
Important Ingredient; ao one time a
thing will bo aa heavy aa lend, and
the next as wet aa water this la when
aha la stingy with tho flour.
"It ao happened early In our game
of housekeeping that a tramp applied
at the back gate for aomethlng to eat.
My wife siiid ahe was sorry, but there
was nothing to spare, and In repeating
it to me abe added that everything we
had waa too fine to spoil by cutting. I
espied her latest In cake (I had al
ready discovered lta leaden quality)
and I rushed out to him with It tell
ing her that selfishness waa unpardon
able and self-denial a virtue too sel
dom practiced. Now, whatever that
tramp told bis brethren I don't know,
nor do I know If be ate the cake and
died, or waa brained with It by some
Jealous one who wrenched It from
hlra. nut I do know that no tramp
has since ventured to approach us with
a request for food. Taking the cake
was no merry Jest" Philadelphia
"Mamie used to laugh so heartily
and so frequently that It waa a pleas
ure to be with her. What has sobered
her down so?"
"Lost a front tooth," Detroit Free
History makes baste to record great
deeds, but often neglect good ones.
MEXICAN WAR VETERANa
Twetttytwn of Them Are tltlll oaths
Army Hetlred 1. 1st,
It Is Interesting to nolo Hint of tho
olllccrs who took pnrt In tho Mexican
wnr tlioro nro still twonly-tivo on tlm
rot trod list of tlio army nt tho present
time, niijh tho Now York Pout. Of tlila
number seven tiro 'ot Point Knulu
ate, mill lite other llfteeu weie either
appointed from clll llfu or nerved In
the rank during Hint eoutliet itud
Inter wore given coiiuiilaMlotia,
t'upt. Napoleon J. T. Mitim linn Hie
lienor of being Hie oldest Knidiiute of
the Military Academy now on tho re
tired list, linvlnu entered Hint ttistl
tutlou In IS'tS. Ho I followed by
MnJ.-tlen. Tliotuna .1. Wood, who en
lorod lu IKII; HrlK.-GeiiH. J nine
,0111(0 and Marcus l. L. Sltiiion,
and I.lout.-Col. Henry 1). I lender
aliott, who entered In lSI'J; MnJ.-Uon.
Orlando II. Wlllcox and llrlg.-Uoii.
llorntio (1. (lll)on, who begun their
nervlee In ISIit. All of tliem olllooni
nerved with credit lu the Mexican war.
and received an advance In urado thl
year for civil-war norvleo. with the
exception of Capt. Dana, who resigned
from the service In l.s.Vi hm ii captain
lu the iiiartoriiiaattr' department,
and who, through OiMgrossloiml legis
lation, was reappointed an aawhttant
iiuartorwaater with the rank f cap
tain, August 3, 1MU. Nina days later
be waa placed on tlm retinal Hat, and
therefore tloca not -nnvhe any Wtn-ilt
from th law meod this spring, lie
also mtrred .throughout the civil war
In the voluutocr service, rvcwhlue; the
rank of major-general.
MuJ.-Geu. I.nvrnce P. Graham la
the oldest oltlcer lu jmlnt of aorvica
on the reatlred M of the army, hav
ing been ajiHilnteil a ttecoiid lieutenant
In the Second Dragoon, October Id.
1S37. that la, no loi than alvty-eevcii
yearn ago. lie la cheniy followed by
MaJ.-Uen. Daulel ll. ltuek-r, who wa
apimliited a second lieutenant In the
First Dragoon fifteen ilays later. Gen.
Itnrker I older lu yearn than (leu.
Graham, having been born In IMI,
ami the latter In ISIS. Then follow
Meut.-Col. Thoma J. Kckeraon, who
waa a private from IStS until ISM,
when ho wa appointed military store
keeper quartermaster, with the rank
of captain; MaJ.-Gcn. Robert Murray
and llrlg.-Gen. John !. Head, aur
Kcona, 1SI0; MaJ.-Gen. Richard C
Drum, who was a prlvnto In Uio vol
unteer In IS-ltt. and who wna appoint
ed a second lieutenant of Infantry In
18I7; Col. Kdwnrd Collin, who wa
a private from lIO to Hail, when ho
wa commissioned a llrat lieutenant of
Infantry; Col. John Green, who wa
a prlruto from I 111 to IS.", when he
was appointed n second lieutenant lu
the .Second Dragoon; MnJ. William
Fletcher, who wa n prlvato In tho
volunteers and regular from lHIU un
til ISOl, being appointed a second
lleuteiiniit of Infantry In that year;
Col. George It. Dandy, who wa a
private In 18I7 and ISIS, then a ca
det at West Point until ISM, again a
1 prlvato from ISM until 18.17, when ho
wa appointed a second lieutenant of
nrUllery; Urlg.-Gcn. Kllsha I. Rally,
surgeon. 1817; Llout-Col. Albert II.
Kauffmnn, who was n prlvato froln
1817 until 1803, being then appointed
a captain of volunteer and made a
flrat lieutenant of cavalry In 180d;
MaJ. John Miller, who wa n prlvnto
lu the volunteer nnd rogulnr from
1817 until 18152, when ho wa commis
sioned a second lieutenant of Infan
try; Ilrlg.-Gens. John K. Hummers and
John Campbell, surgeon, 1818.
All of tho olJtrcr were on duty dur
ing tho Moxleau wnr. Col. KniifTiimn
served sixteen years In tho rank ho
foro being commissioned. It I sel
dom nowadays tlint an enlisted man
who succeed lu getting n commission
hn served over flvo year lu tho
HONEYMOONS IN OKLAHOMA.
aiutunl ltdltor Huys Tlier Are Almost
Unknown In UU rtccllon.
Tho honeymoon, a thu term usual
ly Implies, I about a scarce In this
section a snowball In August, say
tho Mutual (O. T.) KntorprUo. Wo do
' not mean to convey that our peoplo
never get married, for weddings are
getting of such common occurrence
that tho boys forgot to serenade tho
contrucUng parties any longer.
When one of our young couple get
married they do not spend a month
honeymooning, a I tho custom In tho
KiiMt, hut they settle down to Uio rou
tine of llfu with tho ono harmonious
Ipurposo of building up a coinfortnblo
and happy homo. Instead of "spoon
lug" around over tho country, attract
ing tho attontlou of everybody, look
ing slckenlngly lovahlo and calling
ouch other all kinds of sweat little
"chestnuts," tho newly married may
be found at work tho uoxt day follow
ing tho nuptials. It may be Uio bride
will put out a big wushlng, while Uio
other half will bo found plowing corn
'and carrying water simultaneously.
And this Is not a result of a lack of
reapect for the nupUal relaUonablp,
but the opposite. The average bene
dict here Is highly respectful of his
marriage relation. No one la more
cautious to recognize Uie rights and
wishes of bis wife than he. Always
upon leaving home be takes the pre
cauUon to kiss bar good-by, under pen
alty of turning prematurely bald or In
viUng some oUier calamity equally aa
undesirable. This Is evidence of- his
devotion, but the wife 1 no less at
tenUvo and on tho whole few of our
married couple have ever found It
necessary to dissolve partnership.
But Uie period known as the "hon
eymoon" has dropped out It Is a
dead lettor In this part of Oklahoma
and some of us older folks are mighty
glad of It
MRS. CASSIE L. CIIADWICK,
THE CUVtLANIJ YU0.'N ui niioiMii.
.V S f K I -awWc WsataawBnWy AsjJ f TiVlmTjT
WHO MRS. CIIAOVtICK IS AND WHAT SHE HAS DOSL
Mrs. Cbadwlck waa reared In an unpretentious Canadian horns, and
her anteccdente and early history aro eiirrounded In mystery Friend de
clare tho mystery of her birth was mado known to her comparatively re
cently She was married In 1WHJ to Dr lroy H. Chadwlck. a wollktmwn
physician of Clot eland. She haa been accusal of mesmeric Influence over
men, but tho allegation Is repudiated by creditors. She borrowed upward of
fl.isJO.OOO In largo amounts from loading bankers, spent a fabulous fortune
on house furnishing". Jewelry and furs and brought i-owcrful but myaterlotii
frictwU to her aid In tho hour of International notoriety
QENERAL LEW WAtLACE.
ItuHnntmi I'oniou as an Author, Hal
dler and Diplomat.
Within a abort time General Iow
Wallace will be 78 year old. He waa
born In Rrookvllle, Franklin County,
Ind., In 1827. He baa, been In tbe
thick of poltUcal, military ami literary
life slnco the Mexican war, which he
entered before he bad attained hi ma
jority and from which he emerged a
young lieutenant covered with honor.
Apparently nothing In lit whole won
derful career to which he has act his
hand has been done other than well,
Possibly tho leaat success attained by
him was a a lawyer, which career he
embraced In his early manhood. After
the stirring event of the Civil Wnr,
from which ho emerged a major gen
era), he took up for a brief perjod the
practice of Uie legal profusion. He
wa not wealUiy In those day ami
some career waa ncceaeary, Hut ha did
' not like Uie law, and gradually, with
dlpIomaUc work Interspersed, he un
dertook the work of a litterateur, In
which he haa made, If comparison
are posaibl In so wall-rounded a life,
bis moat djtlnrtilhed aaoceaa.
Am tbe author of Ben-Hur General
Wallace U known In practically every
oocntry of tbe glob. No other book
'since abe days of Pilgrims' IrogreM
baa beea so widely read. An estimate
lodlcatM that from the total number
a edition of the book that have beea
eht at least 4,000,000 people hare
read and enjoyed tbe hooater Midler's
beautiful taie t the lowly Naaarane.
Tbe dramaUaation of the work, which
was completed In 1601, further ex
tended the general knowledge of tbe
etory and added largely as well to (tie
fame and profit of Uie author,
ly every right of ancestry General
WaHao is entitled to the dUUnctlon
whloh he has achieved, ne waa "to
tbe manner born' his father, David
WftUaee, having been elected Govern
or of Indiana la 1MT and to Oocgrea)
ORfKIIAt LEW WALLACE.
In 1HI'.' from the Indianapolis district
The father was a man of strung part
and of Illustrious atwratry. lu hi
youthful day Opneral Wallace dis
played a tendency to neglect the op
portunities wbtch hla faUier'a position
gave him. He listed hooka ami
schools, and remained at school only
so long a It waa ImpoMlhle to avoid,
lu this manner he acquired but little
real fundamental education.
Previous to Uie outbreak of Uie
Mexican war General Wallace had un
dertaken the Mudy of law When the
call for aoldlere came he waa among
the first to enlUL II ws not yet Hi
yaars old, but hi aervlcrs were so
meritorious that ho cam baek from
the war a lieutenant. At the close of
tbe war he married Susan a ISIstnn,
widow of a pioneer of Crawfonlnvllle,
ami tho two hare lived happily togeth
er ever alnce. Their tasto aro con
genlnl, Mrs. Wallace herself being an
author who ha achieved much suc
cess In several book which she has
published. Among tho heat-known of
her writings Is "Along Uie lloaphorus,"
a story Uie material for which wa ac
cumulated during the time General
Wallace wae minister to Turkey, to
which port he was apolnted by Gen
eral Garfield with the understanding
that he avail himself of tho opportuni
ty to write anoUier novel of tho Ort
ent that should follow the lines of
llen-Hnr. The result of this promise
was The Prince of India," a novel
which quickly attained popularity and
which for a time Ihreatanod to out
rival Hen-Hur. Mrs, Wallace has aUo
written "The City of Uie King." "The
Repose of Bgypt." a brightly descrip
tive talo of Egyptian life, with which
she familiarized herself during the so
journ of heraclf and General Wallace
In Europe; "The Land of the Pueblos,"
written when General Wallace was
Territorial Governor of Now Mexico,
and wbtch 1 given tbe distinction by
critics of containing more romance
and local color of New Mexican his
tory Uinn any other book yet pub
lished. The story of the wrlUng of 'Ths
Prince of India" U an Interesting one.
When Garfield was elected President
h sent for Wallace, who waa a close
personal friend, and during the con
rersaUon offered to make him minister
to Constantinople on the condlUon that
be would write another book during
hla atay In Turkey, The proffer was
accepted by General Wallioe. During
his voyage to Europe Garfield waa as
teeainated, but Wallace considered nil
promU to write a book a saored
pledge. "Tbe Prince of India" was th
remit It like "Ben-Hur," U being
Mistress Katie, do you eat onions?
New Girl (with dignity) No, mum,
not fr breakfast New OrUan
A. woman can board a train without
a ticket, do a little crying and r
wherever tho pleases.