Woodward Daily Democrat (Woodward, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 163, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 15, 1910 Page: 2 of 4
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■•'»ki * Tartar Ctrl, became rnamnrrd
•f a ■■•Men U-ant*-*l stronger who araa
proopr. line and studying herb* In th*
' trinity Ilf her hum* la contra) Aala. and
revealed to him th* location of a min*
•f rutoica hoping that th* alranger would
Java hor In rotum for her disclosure
They war* followed to the cave by the
■trl'a relatives. trbo Marks* up th* en-
frame. and drew ad the water aupply.
leaking Hi* couple to die. Baraka's ruualn
Band. I.er betrothed, attempted to climb
down a i lllf overlooking the mine, but
the traveler shot him. The atranger waa
revived from a water gourd Band car-
ried. dug Ilia way out of the tunnel, and
departed; deer rt In* the girl and carrying
• nag of ruble* Baraka gathered all the
gem* ah* roukl carry, and atarted la pur-
suit Margaret Donne i Margarita da
«'urdovai, a fatnoua prlnia donna, became
eodaged in loindofi to Konstantin la-
Cothetl. a nealthy Greek Itusnrler Her
Intimate friend waa Cnunlesa I-even,
hnown aa louly Maud, whoae husband
l»ad been killed by a Umib In HI Pelera-
burg and l.adv Maud'a moal lullinate
friend naa Hufua Van Turp. an Ameri-
can. who had become one off the rtcheal
then in the world Van Torp ana In love
With Moi a a ret. and ruahrd In leindnn aa
noon aa he heard of her betrothal. II*
offered lunly Maud (R.ioni.wiu for her pet
charily If she would aid him In winning
the amger from l-ogothetl Itaraka ap-
firoai l.ed l-ugothetl al Versailles artlli
ruble* in aell ||e presented a ruby lo
Margaret Van Torp hough! a yacht and
sent II in Venice. He waa vlalled by
Haraka In male attire Bhe gave him a
ruby atti i the American hud told her of
having seen In the Tutted Htalea a man
answering the description of Ihe one ahe
loved The American followed Margaret
• tic milt ■ n .111 iiiiiiifitti Odl
to Hi* H«>r«ut1i Farsi fa I' festival
•or* t took a liking to Van Torp. who pr*»-
her with th#* ruby liuraka had
him fount Kralliisky, « nummi.
arrUfil Ktyreuth Van Torp l>#*h«*v»«d
lilm to br th* one Haraka waa purauing
Haraka *ua nrreatod In l*«»ndon on the
rltarga of ateallng from Finney, a J«*w-
jl'r. t•*• ruby ahe had aold to loogotheti
J*wo atrangerr were the thlevea. latdy
Maud trelieved that leogotheti'a aaamla-
liona with Haraka Were open to auapl-
• lon. atid im» InfornitMl Margaret. Van
Torp t*-ll*ved that Kralinsky waa the
cowboy he had known In hia young man-
hood. laogntheti aerured Haraka'a re-
leuae. and then, with her an Ida gueat.
went to aea on Ida yacht Krlnna. Haraka
•xplsinp her plana fi»r revt-ng-- on the
lnun who hail d«*aerted her and left her
to die leogothetl aurreeda In rnoderutlng
lier rag- l.ady Maud arrived In Hay
Feuth .Margaret and Van Torp enter* «l
into an ttgre< no nt to build a tr* inendoua
lu.uae In New York The thief wl.o
Mole the ruhy from Mr. Finney waa ar-
rested in New York and the alone r»*euv-
• red La««l\ Maud enntided lo Van Torp
tliat ahn believed Kralinaky to be the
ituahand >-lie ha«l le-lieved dear]. Van
T«*rp promised Ida help to unravel the
luvatcry The party gathered on Van
Torp a va« t and l*ady Muni flim i»v»*re«l I
that Kralinak> la her husband. He of.
f*red to rejoin and he true to her. Mho
Fef uved l*ogotlieti took Haraka auhnrt*
nt Nupl* a to procure her a proper outfit,
lie proposed to marry her. half in joeu-
larit', »,n«1 ahe agreed to <lo no If ahe
could lir .1 the man al • aouglii Van
Torp *< va> i.t arrived at Meaaiita. ami not
Illicitleogothetl there the party w- nt on
tf» Nnph « The yaehla nu t and Haraka
f ee ogr,i7* 'l In Kralfnaky the man she
acnight l.o,’othet|. Hit i:a and Spiro
Went aboard the Lani ixshire Lasa.
Tint now. at the very moment of
meeting Margaret, he knew that If he
found her very angry with him. he
would simply listen to what she had
to say. make a humble apology, state
the truth coldly, and return to bis
own yacht with Haraka. under her
very eyes, and in full sight of Lady
Maud and Mrs. Kushmore. Hesides,
lie felt tolerably sure that when Spiro
failed to carry out the young Tartar
girl's murderous instructions, she
would forget all about the oath she
had sworn by the "inviolable water of
the Styx and try to kill him with her
own hands, so that it would be neces-
sary to take her away abruptly, and
Before the Erinna had quite lost
her way, Logotheti had his naphtha
launch puffing alongside, and he got
Into it with Haraka and Spiro, and the
Izancasbire I,ass had barely time to
lower her ladder, while still moving
slowly, before the visitors were there.
Haraka bade Logotbcti go up first,
and trod daintily on the grated steps
as she followed him. The chief mate
and chief steward were waiting at the
gangway.' The mate saluted; the
steward led the visitors to the main
saloon, ushered them In and shut the
door. Spiro was left outside, of
Mr. Van Torp shook hands eo’dly
■With Logotheti; Baraka walked direct
ly to Kralinsky, and then stood stone-
still before him. gazing up steadily
into his eyes.
Neither Margaret nor Mrs. Rush-
more was to be seen. Van Torp and
lejgotheti both watched the other two,
looking from one face to ihe other.
Kralinsky. with his eyeglass in his
eye. surveyed the lovely your.g bar- aDOUl lo lP;lv„ „
hanan unmoved and the sih-nce lasted conjin„ tf)War,
half Iiiin.it.. Tl„... „i,„ ........ C.. . ouung inwards
"Mom. LogothetiLady Maud
railed him. aad the Greek crossed the
ulooa aad stood by her. - He Is aot
the man. I see." she said, with a
vague doubt la hor voice.
Vaa Torp waa spoaklag with Kra
liaaky la low tones l-sdy Maud spoke
to Ixigotheti agala. after aa iastaat. la
which ake drew a painful breath aad
"Mlaa Donne knows that you are on
board." she said, "hut she wishes me
to soy that she will aot see you. and
that she considers her engagement at
aa ead. after what you have done'
Logotheti did not hesitate
^ *11 you kindly give a message to
Miss Donne from in*-" he asked.
That quite depends on what it ii
•*ady Maud answered coldly.
She felt that she herself had g
something near a death-wound, b
she would not break down
"I beg you to tell Miss Donne that
yield to her decision." said (.ogotlietl
with dignity. "We are not suited to
each other, and it Is better that we
should part. Hut I cannot accept as
the cause of our parting the fact that
I have given my protection to a young
girl whom I have extracted from great
trouble and have treated, and still
treat, precisely as I should have
treated Miss Bonne If she had been
tuy guest. Will you tell her that?"
‘i will tell her that."
Thank you. Hood-morning.”
He turned and went towards the
door, but stopped to s|M-uk to Van
This gentleman." he said, “is not
the man my guest was anxious to find,
though he is strikingly like him. I
have to thank you for giving her an
opportunity of satisfying herself. Good-
Mr. \ an Torp was extremely grate-
lul to Logotheti for haring ruined
himself In Margaret s eyes, and would
in any case have seen him to the
gangway, but he was also very anx-
ious to know what Kralinsky and Ha-
raka had said to each other in Tartar.
He therefore opened the door for the
Greek, followed him out and shut it
behind him. Haraka and Spiro had
disappeared: they were already in the
"Now what did they say. if it Isn't
a rude question?" asked the American
Logotheti repeated the short conver-
sation almost word for word.
He said that his name was Yuryl,"
he ( (included. That is George In Eng-
"Oh, he's George, is he? And
w hat s his dead brother's name, again,
Han. That is John. Before we
part. Van Torp. I may as well tell
you that my engagement with Miss
Donne is at an end. She was good
enough to inform me of her decision
through I-ad.v Maud. One thing more,
please. I wish you to know, as be
tween man and man, that I have
| treated Baraka as I would my own
| sister since 1 got her out of prison,
i and I b. g that you won't encourage
any d'sagreeable talk about her."
Well, now. said the American
slowly, "I'm glad to hear you say that,
just in that way 1 guess it'll he all
right about any remarks on hoard my
ship, now you've spoken."
I hank you. ’ said Ixgothetl, mov-
ing towards the gangway.
They shook hands with some cor-
diality, and I'Ogotheti ran down the
steps like a sailor, without laying ids
hand on the man-rope, stepped on
hoard his launch aud was ofT in a uui
"Good-by: good-by. Miss Barrack,
and good luck to you!" cried Van
Torp. waving his cap.
Logotheti translated his words to
Baraka, who looked back with a grate-
ful smile, as if she had Hot Just heard
that tile man she had risked her life
to find in two continents had been
dead four months
It was his portion." she said grave-
ly. when she was alone with f-ogo-
tlieti on the Erinna, and the chain
was coming In faBt.
Van Torp went hack to the main
saloon and found Lady Maud and Kra-
iinsky there. She was apparently
about to leave the count, for she was
She Followed Him
hail a minute. Then h!ic spoke in her
own language and Kralinsky answered
her. and only Logotheti understood
what they said to each other. Prob-
ably it did not occur to Kralinsky that
the Greek knew Tartar.
"You are not Ivan. You are fatter,
and you have not his eyes."
Ixjgotheti drew a long breath.
“No," answered Kralinsky. "| am
Yuryi, his brother. I never saw you.
but he told me of you."
"Where Is Ivan?”
The proud little head was bowed
down for a moment and Baraka did
not speak till several seconds had
passed. Then she looked up again
suddenly. Her dark eyes were quite
'More than four months."
“Tou know It?"
"I was with him and burled him."
"It Is enough."
Bhe turned, her head high, and went
to the door, and no one hindered her
from going out
the door, and her
| eyes were dark and angry.
"Kefus," she said, "this man is my
husband, and Insists that 1 should
take him back. I will not. Will you
kindly have me put ashore before you
start again? My things are ready
"Excuse me," answered Mr. Van
Torp, digging his large thumbs into
his waistcoat pockets, "there's a mis-
take. He's not your husband."
"He |g, indeed!" cried !>ady Maud,
in a tone her friend never forgot.
"I am Boris Leven." said Kralinsky
In an authoritative tone, and coming
forward almost defiantly.
"Then why did you tell the Tartar
girl that your name was George?"
asked Mr. Van Torp, unmoved
“I did not.”
"You've evidently forgotten. That
Greek gentleman speaks Tartar better
than you. I wonder where you learned
It. He s just told me you said your
name was George.”
"My name Is George Boris,” an-
swered kralinsky, less confidently.
He wsr not a coward, but h« had
never been face to face with Van
1 orp when he meant business, aud the
terrible American cowed him.
My husband s name is only Boris
—nothing else," said Lady Maud.
"Well, this isn't your husband: this
Is George, w hoover he Is. and if you
don t believe It, I'm going to give you
an object lesson."
Thereupon Mr. Van Torp pressed
the button of a bell in the hulk head
near the door which he opened, and
he stood looking out. A steward caiue
"Send me Stemp." said Van Torp in
a low voice, as he stepiwd outside.
"And, see here, send six sailors with
"Very good, sir.”
Mr Van Torp went In again and
shut the door. Kralinsky disdained
flight, and was looking out of a win
dow. I^id.v Maud had sat down again
For Kie first time in her life she felt
In less than one minute the door
opened and Stemp appeared, impas-
sive and respectful. Behind him was
the boatswain, a huge Northumbrian,
and five young seamen in perfectly
new guernseys, with fair quiet faces.
' Take that man somew here and
shave hitn. Ix-ave his mustache on.”
Van Torp pointed to Kralinsky
For once in his life Stemp gasped
for breath. Kralinsky turned a green
ish white, and seemed paralyzed with
"Take his heard off. sir, you mean?"
"Yes. I,cave his mustache. Here,
men." added Van Torp, "take that fel-
low outside and hold him down in a
chair while Stemp shaves him. See?"
The boatswain looked doubtful. ' He's
pr( lending to he somebody he's not."
said Van Torp. "on my ship, and 1
want to see his face. It's mutiny If
you don't obey orders!
"Aye, aye. sir," responded the boat-
swain cheerful’y, for he rather liked
the job since there was a good reason
But Instead of going about his husi-
nc.-- g ritly. the Northumbrian giant
suddenly dashed past Van Torp in a
flash, and Jumped and hurled himself
head foremost at Krallnsky's legs, ex-
actly as If he were diving In the
count's violent fall the revolver he
had drawn was thrown from his hand
and went off in the air. The boat
swain had seen it In time. The big
mun struggled a little, hut the five
stamen held him fast and carried him
The VBlet was prepnrlng to follow
the prisoner, and was quite calm
"If he won't sit still to be shaved,
cut his head off."
Van Torp'a eyes were awful to see.
He had never been so angry in his
life. He turned and saw I,ady Maua
pressing her handkerchief to her right
temple. The ball had grazed it,
though It had certainly not been
nieBnt for her.
"Rufui!” ahe cried In great distress,
"what have you done?"
"The question Is what he's d me to
you," answered Van Torp. "I believe
tha blackguard has shot you!"
Wandering Alone In Search of Plants
"It's nothing Thank Cod it hit me!
It was meant for you."
Van Torp's rage instantly turned
into tender (are, and he insisted on
examining the wound, which was
slight but would leave a sear. By a
miracle the hall had grazed the angle
of the temple without going near the
temporal artery, and scarcely singe-
ing the thick brown hair.
Van Torp rang and sent for water
and absorbent cotton, and made a
very neat dressing, over whieh Lady
Maud tied her big veil. Just as this
was done Stemp appeared at the door
"It's ready, sir, if you would like lo
come and Hce. I've not scratched him
All right." Van Torp turned to
Lady Maud. "Ho you feel faint? Lean
on my arm."
lint she would not. and she walked
bravely, holding herself HO straight
that she looked much taller than he,
though ne felt us if she were going
A moment later she uttered n loud
cry and Hung to Van Torp's shoulder
with both hands. Hut as Tor him, he
said only two words.
The man was not Boris Leven.
The eyes, the upper part of the fare
the hair, even the flowing mustaches
were his. hut not the small retreating
chin crossed by the sharp, thin scar
of a sword-cut long healed
"1 know who you are,” said Van
Torp. surveying him gravely. You're
Long-legged Levi's brother, that dis-
appeared before he did. I remember
"L«t me off easy." said long legged
Levi's brother. "J've not done you
"Beyond wounding Lady Maud, aft-
er trying to pass yourself off as her
dead husband. No. I won't let you
off. Boatswain. I want this man ar-
rested. and we ll take him and all his
belongings before the British consul
in Messina in less than an hour. You
juat attend to that, will you? Some-
body go and tell the captain "
"Aya, aye, sir."
The rest Is soon told. A long In-
quiry fo..owcd, which led to the soln
tkm of the mystery nag seat Count
Yuryl lores to Siberia: for ha waa
Horls lovea'a twin brother.
The truth turned out to he that there
had been three brothers, tha youngest
b*‘“« aad they had all catered
the same Cossack regiment, aad had
served la the Caucasus, where most
®®c*ers learn the Tartar laofutit,
which la spoken by all the different
tribes. It will be simpler to designate
taem by the English equivalents for
Horls behaved himself tolerably
well la the army, hut both hla broth
•ra. John aad Oeorge, who was hla
twin, were broken for cheating at
cards, and emigrated to America. Bo
long as they all wore their beards as
officers of Cossack regiments usual-
ly do, they were very much alike
They were all educated men of refined
tastes, and particularly fond of music.
When hia two brothers were cash-
iered. Boris resigned, entered the dip-
lomatic service, married lody Maud
Eoxwell. and was killed by a bomb
In St. Petersburg.
John and George separated In
America when they were tired of
John was something of a naturalist
and was by far the most gifted of the
three as well as the moat daring He
gravitated to Chins and at last to
Mongolia, wandering alone In search
of plants and ininerala. and it was to
him that Baraka showed the ruby
mine. He got bark to civilization
with his treasure and took it to
There he found George earning a
poor living In an obscure position in
the public service, his condurt in the
army having been condoned or over
looked. John, who was the Incarna-
tion of selfishness, would do nothing
for him. George, exasperated by him.
and halt starved, murdered him In
such a way that he was supposed to
have died by an accident, took posses-
sion of his hoard of unsold rubles, and
wrote to his twin brother to come and
share the fortune John had left them
George and Horls hnd been In con-
stant correspondenre. and had even
helped each other with money front
time to time. Some weeks elapsed
nrter Boris' return to 8t. Petersburg
before his death, and during that time
he told George, who knew l^ondon
Well and hnd. moreover, helped him In
his attempt to get a divorce, a vast
number of details about his married
life and his wife's behavior, her char-
acter and tastes. Then Boris was
killed in the street, and George left
the country and changed his name,
with the vague idea that his own was
not a very creditable one and that if
he kept It he might be troubled by his
brother Boris’ numerous creditors He
began life over again ns Kralinsky.
He had not entertained the least In-
tention of passing himself for Boris
and claiming Udy Maud as his wife
till ho met her. and her beauty made
him lose his head completely when he
saw that she took him Tor her hus-
bund. He would have been found out
Inevitably sooner or later, but Van
Torps vigorous action shortened I-ady
George was tried, and Russian jus-
tire awoke, possibly under pressure
from England. The family historv of
the Levons wag exhumed and dis-
sected before the courts. The creditors
of Boris Leven appeared in legions
and claimed that in proper course
he should have inherited the rubies
from his murdered brother, and would
then have been able to pay his debts
The court thought so too. and ordered
the confiscated treasure to be sold.
But since It had been Boris', the
law was obliged to declare that the
residue of the money, after paying the
debts, was the property of Countess
Leven, Boris' widow
l-ady Maud thus found herself in
possession of H considerable fortune
for she accepted the inheritance when
she was assured that it would go to
the Russian crown if she refused it.
forwarded from Paris The letter was
from Margaret to tell him that she
•teo took hack what ska had thought
•bout Haraka ud hoped to eee him
•ad bar before loag- Bhe aold ahe
waa glad, oa the whote, that he had
acted like a laaatlc, trraisi It waa
likely that they would both be hap
Prior. Bhe hereetf, aha said, was go-
lag to be married to Mr. Vaa Torp at
■t. George's. Haaover square, before
•alliag for New York, when she waa
gotag to slag at the opera after
Chrlatmaa. If he should bo la tows
tbea ahe hoped be would come aad
bring hla wife.
The booklet waa aa aaaouaremeat.
Interleaved with flaw etrblags. to the
effect that "The Mme. da Cordova aad
Rufus Van Torp Company" would
open their new opera house In Fifth
avenue less than two yearn henco
with a grand Wagner festival, to last
two months, and to Include the per-
formance of Parsifal" with entirely
new scenery, and the greatest living
artists, whose names were given.
The w.-alth Udy Maud thus'*00,:! I'm suro ulmorTb^mGur,?8 °*'r
enables her carry much of the 1 1 .'h:,n
m.-tmls enables her lo carry much
further than formerly the peculiar
form of charity which she believes to
he her own invention. If it may be
properly called charity at all. and
which consists in making it worth
whih- ami agreeable to certain unfor-
tunate people to live decent lives in
quiet corners without starving in-
stead of calling to them to route out
from behind the virtue curtain and he
reformed In public. It Is a very ex-
pensive rhnrlty, however, and very
hard to exercise, and win never he
popular; for the popular charities are
those that cost least and are no trou-
Mme. Konatantlnos Ixigothctl Is
learning French and English on the
Bosphorus with her husband, and will
make a sensation when he brings her
to London and Paris. On the day of
his marriage In Constantinople 1^*^
thetl received a letter from Lady
Maud telling him how sorry she was
that she had not believed him that
day on the yacht at Scaletta. and say-
ing that ahe hoped to meet hla wife
soon. It was an honest apology from
an honest woman.
He received a letter a few days
later from - v.ret, and on the same
Mr. Van Torp had told the diva
that he would like her to choose a
wedding present which she really
wanted, adding that he had a few
things for her already. He produced
r"'«»c of them, but some were on pa-
per. Among the Intter was a house in
New York, overlooking the park and
copied exactly from her own in Ixra-
don, the English architect having been
sent to New York himself to build It.
Two small Items were two luxurious
private cars of entirely different pat-
terns, one for America and one for
Europe, which she was always to use
when she traveled, professionally or
otherwise He said he did not give
her the [.aneashlre Ijiss because It
wasn t quite new"—having been about
ten months In the water—but he had
his own reasons, one of which was
that the yacht represented a senti-
ment to him, and was what he would
have called a "souvlner.” But If she
could think of anything else she fan-
cied. "now was the time."
She said that there was only one
thing she should really like, but that
she could not have It. because It was
not In the market. He asked what It
was. und it turned out to be the ruhy
which l-ogothetl had given her, and
had taken to Plnney's to be cut. and
w hich had been the cause of so many
unexpected events, including her mar-
riage. Isigothetl had it in his posses-
sion. She supposed, but he hud shown
good taste In not trying to press It on
n«*r as a wedding present, for she
could not have accepted It. Neverthe-
less, she wanted it very mueh. more
us a remembrance than for Its beauty.
Mr. Van Torp said he "thought lie
could fix that." and he did. He went
directly to Mr. Pinney and asked
what hnd become of the stone Mr
Pinney answered that it was now cut
and was in his safe for sale The
good man had felt that it would not
he tartful to offer It to Mr. Van Torp
Logotheti. who was a fine gentleman
In Mis way. had ordered it to be sold
when a good opportunity offered, and
directed that the money should be
given to the poor Greeks in London,
under the supervision of Udy Maud
Leven, the Turkish ambassador and
the Greek minister, as a committee.
Mr. Pinney, after consultation with the
best experts, valued it at M.000
pounds. Mr. Van Torp wrote check
for the money, pm the stone into an
inner pocket, and took it to the diva.
Well, he said, smiling, "here's
your ruby, anyway. Anything else to-
Margaret looked at him wondering-
ly. and then opened the small nioroc-
• ''oh~°h—°h!" «*»* cried. In rising
intimations of delight. “I never saw
anything so beautiful In my life' It's
over so much more glorious than v uen
I last saw It!”
It's been cut since then." observed
Mr. \ an Torp.
It ought to have a name of Its ow n!
Of the named crown jewels!" she fei
half hypnotized ns she gazed into th,
glorious depths of th- great stone
I hank you, she cried, "thank you s<
very mu. h. I n, gladder to have I
than all the other things.**
And thereupon she threw her mag
nlliccnt arms around Rufus Van Tori
solid neck and kissed his cool
Cheek several times; and It see,,,,
quite natural to her to do so; and al
wished to forget how she had on.
kissed one other man, who had kissi
I* wants a name, doesn't it’" •*
sen ted Mr Van Torp.
„Y"U m,,Ht nn«J one for It."
WeH he said, "after what's ha
•Th dn. Wed bet,er “ill
The Divas Ruby.'”
•ugsr from Old Nags.
Sugar Is now manufactured la Or
many from old rags. The rags ai
treated with sulphuric acid and co
verted Into dextrine. This Is treat*
with a milk of lime, and la then su
Jee ed to a new bath of sulphuric act
which converts It Into glucose Th
glurnse obtained by this process 1
Identical wi*t, that of commerce, an
may be us -, m1p same way for coi
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Woodward Daily Democrat (Woodward, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 163, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 15, 1910, newspaper, March 15, 1910; Woodward, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc848367/m1/2/: accessed October 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.