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nvnXINO IIUM.RTIN, I10N0M1M. T II. KATITHDAY. NOV. 12, 1M0.
By HAROLD MacGSATH
Copyrlrjht I 09 by the Dobbi
(Continued from Last Saturday.)
,.ii , i.-iimi w
i, nt . ,
'III! lilt tit-r Klowly Innoroil the ;
I iMol till It tniK'hod the tabic.
Thru ho ri'loilKMl It.
"Tli.iMs li'l tiT. J our mnJeKty."
"Why dn jou roll nio Hint!"
"Your fmo wns fniiilllir. Imt I fnlloil
nt first tn ilmo It rightly. It wiis only
iifti-r.ioii hud iliiH'd'ini' Into pilne lift
or llio U'lltsl Imly th.it I hid tiny iv.it
misilclou You nro I'nslorlib Looimld
"I Klnill not ilotiy It furllior." irmidlj
"And tnko rnro li.nv Jon sioiik to mo.
kIdco I iidmlt my liloiillly."
"This Is i:iiroiisti'lu. Ilrro I ulnill
talk tu jou us I plonso."
Tlio king rislilomsl. nmt his liujd
rlosod npilu hut tlio isol.
"I liiiio Kin oil )our iniijosty tn loo
from tlrntli. Ynii force mo t rwull
It to your niliid."
Tlio king hud tliu gnuo to lower his
"Tlio tlmt lime was nt Ilium. Don't
you recollect llio day when mi Amerl
Mill liHik .lull out of Ihe Ithlilt', mi
Alnerliiiii who did imt trouble lilin-clf
lo come iirnimil mid nik for ,ionr
ttnnks, who. tn truth, dM imt It-urn
till dnys nfler wh.it mi liiiirl:ilil per
koii jou were or were going lo lie J"
Tor Hint moment, hi rr. I Itinuk
"And for tint In the gnrd'n below?"
"For tlmt iilso. Now. why nro you
Ciirinlchnel wont over to the tatile.
He bout out It nnd with Ills dice cliwo
tn Hint of the king. "I iti'iiniud to kunw
wbnt your Intentions nre tuwurd lint
frletiilloMi gooKo girl."
"And wlmt Is tlmt to win:" K.ilcl the
"It Is this much: If you hire nctisl
townrd her oilicrwlso thnii h'juurubly,
"Oo on. Y'ou liiterrKt mo."
"Well. I promise to breiik every bono
In your klugly body, tu HiU nxiin It la
inn u to mull. ,1 recognize no king, only
the iiliynleul U'lng"
The king pushed iikIiIc the'tuble, fu
rloim. "You ulnill die for thl.i lnsultr" koM
the king ns quietly iik his li.inl brcilli
lug aoii'iI allow.
"I lime heard that before. Hut
"I will wnlie my crutru-iunn to
"Sword Ktlik.s. Kntiora or hop polos?
Come," Kiiiugely. "nh.it do you mean
by the goose glrli"
So luli'iit on the Ktrugglo were they
llcjt neither heuid the door open and
"Vrs, my dear nephew, wnnt dc jou
tneiiii by (iritcheiiY"
C'lirmh Inlet relensisl the king and
Willi felloe ipllckucKS kIiuiicI mid hi'.
uirisl Hie plutol nbleh had fnllen to
the tliKir ot mne of the new iirrlv
nl's piirioso, lie biiekoil to the Willi.
lie knew the Mili'e. nnd ho ns.-ogiilzi'd
"1'ut It In jour. pocKct, Mr. Cnrml
cliiiol, ami let us HiiIhIi this discussion
lu Kngllsh kIiko there ure inuiiy earn
about Ihe place"
"IIU rnjiil hlghne.ss?" miiriiiurcd tbe
"Yes, Klre! True to life!"
"A line i-iimi dy." el lod Herr I.udwlg
Jnrlully, folding IiIh iirms over his deep
chest, "u liitlltklug uilieiiluro! Well,
nephew, you h.no not ns .u-l Hiisworcd
cither Mr, Ciiniilrli.iel's iiiestlon or
myowii. Wh.il ilujoii ineiiii by (iron li
"1 loie her." uolilr. "And noM fur
ynii. my mule, th.it )wi nunc us you
do. I would hiiie i.iuri'K'.l her. Wrong
lieri What nnH n crow'ii to me, who
till now h.no lieu"- worn ono mivo In
poll? You liitio lieeli the king."
"Ilodles must huio heads; kingdoms
must have kings, t huie miulo un ex
perlmcut. and this Is the result. 'I
liauted you to grow up unfettered by
power; I wanted .win to mingle with
peoples, hero mid there, ko when jou
became their lu'inl phyKlehiu you could
ably iiilulstiT to their I'ullllciil ills
oiisi'H. And nil tills Hue miiblllou tint),
bleu down befoio the wooden shoos of
n pretty goon- gill."
"Now. Mr. Cat uili liiiol, iilott Is your
Interest lu tlieteheiiV" uskisl the king
Curiulvhael treuiblisl with Joy. liero
wn un opening' for n double shot. "My
' Interest In her Is belter limn youra. for
( I have not usked her to bccouio a
Ills hiynl highness bit his Up.
"Uncle!" cried the king, horrified at
"Mr. Ciirinlchnel eildently has ap
plied his our to some kejholc," Herr
I.udwlg replied, iccollcctlug well tho
(lay when, lie Kiiggosled to the beauti
ful jouiig girl buw easily nml (pilckly
he coulil secure Ihe riches, I lie pretty
things mid the iidvuiiliiM's kIio desired.
It iH-ciii'ied In Ihe tap room of the
Intern the day he luld the mysterious
Interview with the iigc' clocktnnkrr.
Yi"s, well did Herr l,udlg remoinber
Imw ho hud lold (iielchi'ii that she
could win the gowns, thecurrlnges ami
the Jeweis her glrl"n heart craved sole-
lj- ttimugli lirr lsoiil)-, "Ii.v lliestiprrnio
rlhln hi her beaut)- iiluiit."
".'n. mi, tint lluiiiigli the keyholel"
ri'liirlnl t'uri'iiii Intel. "The iiloihitv
tin open. Alj iluk ln'iinl )ou plulti-
"t'neio. It llils tin imiit 1I- thing truer"
"os Whin would jou Ynii noro
determined in uhiKo n iiml of .iiuirselr.
llni i I'M ens) Mo- l Ignorant where
till' offer i ii mi' from. nml. ninreoier.
nlii' hpilltioil It. ill Mr. fill lill'-llrlvrn
i-Iork ulll ii til lit. (Hi, liriti'lii'ii Is n
lino lllllo milium, mill I itutilil to (lod
kIio imm of .roiir station!" A Hit tliu
musk foil from tlio logout's fmv, leav
ing It littler nml enrenurii "(Mir pros-
iMii'o Is ktmnti In UrollsTg; It turn lioon
kiioiMi for iIiiti' iluji nt loiiit. And In
ruining up Iiimo I li to! iiiiothor errnml. I
m, hivrnt forgotten It. In tlio J
Ktrii-t tlioio nro nt least ton soldiers
under tlio Kill" lilof of tlio miIIco. Hath-
., - n . tirliins coll llllli't loll.
- ' ""
Tlio kins Inriinl wlillo.
Oiniilili.nl nio to the rear window.
Ho shrnuged. "rhero's half n dozen
111 the pinion ton"
"Ik there nny uny t the t-imfii?"
"None lh.it would sene Jou."
"Mr. Ciirinleh.iel," suld llio king, of.
ferlug his hand, his h.indsiimo face
klmllj mid wllboiit rumor. "I Khoutd
bo mi iingriiiefiil nielch If I did not
ii si. jour full p.iidnti. I mil Indebted
to jou twice tor my lite. Utile iik It
amounts lo. And In toy kingdom jou
ulll nlnitjM be welcome. Will jou m
ccpt my h mil us one limn to niutherj" :
"Willi huiipllicHs. jour lunJoKtji And ,
I usk Unit jou purdou uiy owu hasty
"He Is only young." sighed I.udwlg.
The king emptied the drawer,
the couleiilN lu Ills pick. Hod
Klrlugs mid put It under his iirin.
"Whit lire jou going In do?" linked
Ihe tiliele. inguely poiturW'd.
"I mil going dnuti tu the soldiers. I
am no longer u ilutiier; I mn a king!"
And ho wild this lu n milliner truly
Miotl!" burst fnim the prime regent.
This Isiy bus ni.irniw in his Imjirm.
nfler nil. Hut Ho liieiinenitlon will
not be long. Then' nre Iti.uoo troops on
the oilier hie of the pusses."
"Ten thousand? Well, they shall
Iny there." wild the king determined
ly. "I shall not begin my reign with
war. I will tell the duke the truth,
lie will rot dure pi far."
"He will Is- a psid politician, ton."
Mid I.udwlg. with ii smile of npprovul
at Cm-nil ImpI. "No. tsiy. there will
to no wnr. And jet I was prepared
for It. unr was I nioug lu doing so.
Already, but tor Horbeck. there would
l.e plenty of lighting lu the puskok.
Ach! Could j'oii but see the prttiiotis!''
"I bine won her.' replied the king,
noiiieii would bale been kinder bad
1 soon her months ago."
"') Hi his serene highness, then.
Hi-it jou are willing lu marry her."
Tin iifmlit J on do not understand,
uncle." llio king replied wtillr. "1 time
Hie supreme happiness to loie and to J
bo loied, (If Hint nothing can rob me,
And for some time tu come, uncle
mine, 1 shall treasure that happiness."
"And Ihe lllllo (ireti hen?"
"Yes. jes! I li.uo bivu a scoundrel."
And Ihe king's ojes grew moist. "You
mo luippj. Mr. Carnilcbael. Y'ou have
no crown to neigh ngiiinst jour love."
And from th-it moment Cnnnli-lincl's
heart warmed toward the young man.
whose mirinw was greater than his.
own. for the king was glilng up the
ivomuii who loroil him. while Ciirml
iliuol was only giving up tho woiiian
ho lovrd, ulikli Is n distinction.
"Come, iiiu-li'." said the j-ouug king;
"let us see what Is going on down
stairs." Carmli hnol followed them down.
"There they are. men!" cried tho
sills hlef. "You nre under nrreKt!"
"I urn the king of Jugendlielt." calm
ly nnnnilneed I'l-ederlck Leopold. "Will
jou subject me to public nrrest?"
"And I." said the uncle, "am I.ud
n Ig. prince regeut.
The suls-hlef laugheil uproariously.
Tho king of .liigendhelt and the prince
regent! This wns a good Joke Indeed!
I "Your majesty nnd jour royal high
I ni'KS," said Ihe suliohlcf, his eyes
twinkling, "will do me the honor of
accompanying me to tho Slelnschloss.
Y'ou are accused of being military spies
May I retain this buiiiHe?" Inquired
" 1 OS,
I know what Is In It. I'or-
Cnrmlch.H'l mode ns though to pro
test, but Prince Ludwig signed for
him lo be silent.
An hour later (iretchen nppenred be
fjro rriiu II nier. (Iretchen had gone
home Immediately nfler tho termina
tion of the tight lu tho garden.
"Ho was not hurt, frnu?" she asked
"Oh, no! The two of them gavothem
sclios up reudllj'. , They ure snug lu
tJi Slelnschloss by this time."
"The .Slelnschloss!" (iretchen blanch
ed, "Holy mother, what bus hap
pened?" "Why. your ilnluer nnd Herr I.ud
ilg noro arrested nu hour ngo, ac
cused of being spies from .IiigendliPlt,"
Slip gropid blindly for the door.
"Where lire you going, (iretchen?"
"To her highness) She ulll save
Her highness wns dreaming. She had
fallen Into Hill habit of lute. A maid
of honor nnnnuueed Hint the young
woman (iretchen sought her presence.
"Admit her. She will bo u tonic,"
(iretehen appealed, red oj'cd mid dls.
beveled. Instantly she flung heisclf
at the fis't of tliu prim-ess.
"They will not let me sop lilin, high
ness!" (ire'l-lien clinked.
"What has happened, child?"
"They halo airesicd him ns a spy
from .liigendhelt. and he Is Innocent.
Save Mm, highness!"
"Ilnw can I :m' hlniJ"
"Hi' Is mil m vp "
Th.it imirt I ro prilled, flretclien. I
i-aiuml pi In llif Stolnsohloss nml or
der tlll'lll In IIiitiiii 1 1 1 in." Hlu llfliil
(irelelioii In Iht feel.
"I lime Imsmi there, ntul lliey will
ii it lit mo fit' him. ,1 hue him ko!"
I mil arrange Unit fur jou. I will
go tvIiIi you nijH-lftu llii prison."
"TIuiiiks, hlghti'-ss. thanks!" liretrh-
I'll 11 IIS llj Nll'l 1(1)1
The Mug iiml IiIk iiikIo Ii.hI lioon
plxi'ii adjoining colli mi tlio ground
Moor. Tlio print-ess mill lior protegee
won- mlinlltotl without objection. Tlio
sergeant In i Intrgo of tlmt tlo'ir oven
liortulttinl llioin tu go lulu tin corridor
-Hushr ivb!sH-rnl her highness,
pressing Crch hen's nrm.
"Arli! Wnll. dear nephew; lsvit your
1 1. .,... II... l..ii riir,v tvnatn
'your breath on stone. Hid I not ivnrti
llillllll ,ll'l ,,,.- m "i ....-.. .-...
jou ngiiinst tins icry iiiiiu nncu jou
prosised this mud Junket V A line
"Woo lo tliu duke for this affront!"
Cretclieu started to Kis-uk. but tho
prim ess ipilckly put her hand over
tho goose girl's mouth.
Tilde. I will linto reiengo for this!"
"(iisd! Iluiig-bniig! Slush nnd cut!
Wnr Is n great Inveiilloii-on paper.
Come, my boy; jou wore sensible
enough when they brought us here.
Control yourself. lie n king III nil tlu
word linplles. Tor my part, I begin to
"And what do you see?"
"I see tlmt the duke knows nlio we
nre. eicn If his police do not. lie will
keep us here it day or two nnd then
mugiinntmotisly liberate us with pro-
AM TUB KINO or JDUBStlllVIT.
fuse iisi1ogles. Wo slliill be oseortisl to
tho frontier with honors. Ills high
ness lines ii Jest too well to let this
dm nee escape. Ilesldos, I see In the
glass the line Italian linndof Horbeck.'
"(Jrelelii'ii. (iretchen!" Kald tho king.
Rrctehi n could stand It no longer.
She wreuilusl herself free from tho i
gmp of the princess, who. nlth plly-
lir; heart, umlersloiKl nil now, I'oor.
"Hero I mn. Leopold." the. goose girl
cried. 'pressing her body against tlio
bars and Ibrusilug her bands through
"Tho ilpvll!" murmured tho man In
the other cell.
"Y'on here. (!retrhpti?" The king cov
ered her hands with passionate kisses.
"Y'es. yes! Tlioy have nindc n dread
ful nilstuke. You nro no spy from Ju
Kcndholt." "No. tiretchen," said tho voice from
the i)ost ell, "He Is far worse than
that.' ' lie Is the king, (Iretchen, tho
"Uncle!" In anguish.
"Let us have It over with." replied
Prince I.udwlg sadlj.
"The king!" (iretchen laughed shrilly.
"What Jest Is this. !.copold?"
The king, still holding her hands,
SHU he did not speak, still he inert
oil his head, lint (Jod knew that his
heait was on the rack.
"Loo. look nt mo! Y'ou nre laugh-
toe!" liretchen cried. "Why. dd no
' ' k Ilrili11,P ii1(. vlnevurds.
nnd did we not plan for the future?
Ah. jos! Y'ou are u king only lo mo,
I see. Hut It Is a cruel Jest, LeoMld.
Smile nt tne! Say something!"
"(iretchen, forgive mo!" despairingly.
"lie asks me tu forgive him!" dully.
Tor n Iml t"
"I'or being u vllluln! Y'es," his volco
keen nth agony, "I am the king of ,
Jiigetidhi'lt. Hut n in I Iras n man for '
.that? Ah, (lod help me. I have a
right to love like other men! Do not
iliiiibt mo. (iretehen; do not think that
1 phi od with jou. I love you better
i Hutu my iniivii, better than tny lion-,
AHMICHAI!!. tramped nbo'it
his loom restless, uneasy,
Ktiiitlug at sounds. He wns
iviiltlug for (inimliiuli mid
Ills' confrens, Anything but this sus
pense. A full day! Anil deepi r. tinn
er. Ins nino h's belief and (onvlctlou
that (iriiinli.ii h's affair vitally roti
icrueil her highness. Ho welcomed
tho kno'k on his iloor. (irumlmch
i-iiino In ciinj'lng1 under his mm a
stun II ImniJV
"When mi' your (iitiipanl'ins?"
"They are waltlug ouls'ile." s
"The dnlo nn-eis." wi nt on Car
inl Intel "Uf will glio us un audi
in o hi h :;u."
"lu.i mil i"iiitl'ui iti,' nnini'V" i
Wo I went roiini'aliiiiit. nlso oli
"ilio'it PI" pionilse in siij nothing tn
'Icilic '. III! Hu liitol'll'iiv ll tin our."
I (IniniliiPh spread mil mi llio lull Itm
I niuloiilH of llio Imndlo.
"Iiok nt Uiesc mid loll mi' "lint you
mi', captain "
t'liriiileluiol Inspected II"1 lllllo !
'low shoes, lie lurinil ilii'tn oor nml
out In lili Imiiil II'1 k1 k ol" "",
fold nf tlio lllllo I'lmiU nml ""' lmkl'1
foil nil tlio lull
I "When did .mil get lliln'" "0 "'"d
rxi-ltiilly. "II Is lior highness'!"
l "tfo It K oiiimiln. Iml I liiiy fnrrlitt
It iilioiit nio nil these )cnrs"
I "Yon. oniitnln. Coiinl urn llcrliocls
Is n great mittrsmnii. tint It" miulo n
torrllilo mistake this llmo I.Mcii. An
Mill' UK WO 1110 III tills l""' H'n'l'llK'f
II bellei'u tlmt she whom " '"" "'"
' princess Is not III daughter "f "
Curtiili'liiii'l wit !""" " ,Ik ,,,.,':l' "f
the. bed niiinli nnd nlltmiil iiny eloar
..- .. , i IV...,' ir Kilo WHS
ldon where be wns.
not a princess she wns frit', free!
iiifn n llf.ri' III' M lir. tn -
Tho duke allowed the ipiartet to re-
, main standing for some time, ue
strode mi and down hereto them, his
eyes straining at Hie lli-ir. IiW hnnds
. behind Ids b.n k.
"I do not recognize nny of Hiese per
sons." ho said to Carmlchnel.
I VYntir blghni'ss dues not recognize
' tne. then?'' asked the clock mender.
"Come closer." comtnumled the duke,
.Tho clock mender nliojcd "Tnko off
those spectacles." The diiue scanned
the features d out Ids own emtio
the dnwn of mollis Hon "Your ojes.
your nose- Arusberg. here and alive?
Oh. this Is loo gissl to be true!" The
duko reached out toward the bell, but
Cnrmlcbael Interim.'! d.
"Your lilutitioss will rciiieinber." ho
"lln! So you huie Irappisl mo blind
ly? 1 begin to understand Who Is
this fellow (iriunli.ich? Did I olTer lui
inunlly to liltn?"
"I nm Hans llieiinner, highness, and
I usk for nothing."
"llreunner! Ilretiniier: llaus Itreun
ncr, brother of Hermann! And jou put
joursclf Into my hands?" The tono
developed Into n suppressed ronr. The
duko took hold of Hans by the shoul
der and drew him close. "Y'on dog!
Bo you usk for nothing? It shall be
given to jou. Tomorrow morning I
shall have you shot! Hans llreunner!
(Sod Is good to mo this night! Thanks,
Herr Carnilcbael. n thousand Hunks'.
I And I need not ask who that damnable
scoundrel Is nun lias me iiiiick men
nud heart of a gypsy"'
"Your highness," said Von Arnsberg
quietly, "all I linve I'ft In the world
ore those two wltliei-eil hands, mid tuny
God cut them oh If they ever wronged
vqujn uuy net. 1 nm Inuo-eiit. Those
lQters.lpurportcd to huve been written
by me' worn forgeries. Tonight I shall
leave tru's'plibco n free num. and you
HbuJlirti, paninii fur Ihe wrong you
halo done me." '
There was no fitlr lu (he lolee. The
duko glared at the speaker somberlj',
recalling whnt Hrrtiwk had of I ell said.
"What you say still remains lo bo
pro) eil. Now, what Is at the Iml torn
of all this?" was thiwltmaml.
Hans crossed the ruoui o the duke's
desk and spread out ills treasures un
dor the flUkerlng candlelight. The
' duke, wl i u iry of terror, sprung to
. waul the secret drawer. Ills llrst
' thought was that the Mines mid cloak.
, upon wldi h only his ojes ever rested
I now. hud been stolen. Nothing wns
, missing. Ho was uvoru helmed, but hu
steadied himself. He came back to
, the desk and lingered the hs-kel. The
duke opened the locket, looked long
and steadfastly at the portrait mid
shut It Then he nent to the draner
ngaln and leturtird with the eoiiuler
parts. He laid them side by side. Tho
likeness was perfect 111 all details.
"Cariulchael," he said, "will you
please help me? Do I see these thing!
or do I not? And If I do which Is
lulue, and what does tills signify?"
liruiubuch answered: "This, high
ucss. I took these fniin'the little prin
cess with my own bands. They have
never boon out of tny keeping. Those
yoiPhave know nothing about."
The duko rubbed his eyes. "My
' "I lie Princess Hlldogardo Is not jour
I daughter, highness." said Hans.
"Uott!" Tho duke smote tluvdcs); lu
uespiiir "UeriiccK: l must seuu ror
! "N"t jet. highness; later.'
Hut If not Hlldegnrde
I must ho growing mud!"
"Patience, j-our highness,
"Patience!" wentlly. "Y'ou say pa
tience when my heart Is djlng Inside
my breast! Patience! Who, then. Is
this woman I have called my child?"
'(iml knows, hlghuc&s!" Hnus stood
bowed before this parental ngiiliy.
"Hut what proof havu you that bIio
Is not? Whit proof, I say?"
"Would there be two lockets, high
ness?" "More proof than this will be need
ed. Produce It."
"Speak." said Hans lo Ihe gypsj
"Highness," said the g.vpsj bowing,
"ho Hpeaks truly, Ho cuiiie with us.
!''or fear that the Utile highness might
ohnngisl her clothes. He took llietii.
together wlllrtlu' locket. One day tho
soldleis appeared In thu.dlstunce. We
all lied. We lost the little highness.
Mid none of ns ever know what be
came of her Slip wore tho costume of
my own i hlldren."
"Wo shall in-iiliK'o that In lime," suld
"Datiiinble n retch!" said the duko,
addressing tho gypsy.
Ihe other shrugged. Ho bad been
I riiml-a l Immunity. Tint was nil h
cared iiboitt unless It t'lis the bag of
filler uril gold this old clink uieiider
hail glieii liltn it fi"i hour. gone,
"I mn summoulim ln-r highness,"
said Hie duko us he ttruck the bell
"A;ul highness." uilileil (irumb.icli.
Ml'imteh sopiP one for liretelipn. who
liw-s at in llio Kriiiiii'rwi.g,'
"till' pami girl? llllllloos she
know? ,li, niiiiiii'r She is ovoii
li"M Willi lli'l l.ttllio-ss. Ml, I II nelld
lot 111. -Ill Imlll"
iiii'iiti"ii? Ciirnd Inu'l's Is'itbiler
iiiont liM-1'ii'..sl. inn pi,ir. nail the
I p.n uni lii i his irimslj
.". Wlillo ho mo wnlllim, re
nin sl llio iliilo ui imiiiiIiiiii sump
wuil iiinlor ii. i, no., 'tne piool, the
Hoi-'Highness stiiinl.lisl ono idghl."
kiiIiI Hans, "anil toll upon tlio tin- I
hlll'lhsl tier ll-uk. Mil IM'I Is'fnro her
l"tl unit nasSisilli Imrn.sl.'
I'lio g.M'" iiisliuil. "I saw It high.
And Ih.il wnr win liiumliiieh iionl
tu Hi- iniiliarj liali Willi oHia glasses!
t iiriuli iiael was loiiinl ejcti Hill
"'I ho Prlnei-ss Hlldoguiilo has no
suir upon on her arm.' i-ontiiiuisl
liriiinliiii'li. "I liiivo sis'ii ihom. 'Ihoy
are m ll limit a single llnw."
More than Hint," roltoralisl the
(lllllo, "Tim I Is not oiiougli."
'I lioj- liis-miio silent. Now nnd then
ono or the uttier stirred. Tho duko
iicicr look iis ojes off the ibsir
through which hel hlgliness would ell
tor, llllih'gurdc omiio In presently, loiidor
nlih iiioroy, mi iirin siipHirllug (iretch
en, who wns ml ooil and while.
"You sent for us. father?" ,
How Hie word pierced the duke's
lii'iirt: "Iw, my clillil." ho miswonsl.
tor. It liialleied uol w hu she was. bo
hail gruwil tu lino her.
"I am sorry jou sent fur (Iretchen,"
snld lllldogiiriie. "She Is III."
(reichon slglusl. lu her the fares
ot the men noro liullstliii't. it ml. be
sides, she was without Interest.' list
less, driiicd. '
"My child, will j-oii roll up your left,
sleeve?" said the duko.
"My sleeve!" Hlldegurde thought
fully looked iiroimd.
"I caniiiit mil up this sleeve, fa
ther." blushing mid a irltle angry at
so string" a request,
Hans ii)cued his knife and laid bare
her loft ii nu. She Hlisl tu coier tho
"Let mo look at It. Illldeg-inle." re
quested the duko. To lilin bhu pre
seniisl her arm. Hut there was neither
mole nor snir upon the round nnd love
ly n nil.
"Why do you do this, father?"
No one answered, linns unceremo
ulousiy rliHi) oieii (Irotchen's left
slecio. Tho ragged scar was ilsllile"
Hi t In-ill all. Ami while they grouped
around Ihe astonished goose girl they
heard her Highness crj nut with sur
prise. "What Is this?" she said, pointing to
the two pairs nf shoes mid the two
clonks. .She bold up the lis-ket. jho
twin of which hung around tier neck.
"Where did those ooqio tnin?"''
"My clillil." the duko iiuswcrcil, un
usliaiinsl ut ills tears, "only (iod
knows as yet ivliut ll means. Hut the
oiiiward sign testltleH tu a strange and
horrible blunder. The hs-koi .wm hold
tu jour, band was tukoii f I out you
when jou wore mi Infant. The ouu
you wear iiroiiud jour ucck Is. accord
ing lo llio statement ot one ut these
men, not genuine."
' "And the slgiillleaneo?" She grew
tall. nml tho torn slis'vo fell iiway from
"I know you lo bo bruve. Strength
en your heart I lieu. Those men say
UiHl you are nut my daughter."
"And thai (iretchen Is!" ssike lions.
"I?" (iretehen drew closer tu Hllde-
Tlio duko studied the rtnilt of tho
mother and then the faces of those two I
girls, lint Ii sissossisl a resemblance,
uiilv It seemed now that (iretclien was
nearest in the isirtrall uud lllldegurdo
lies rest to the diiulil.
"Vou say she wore the cnsliimp of a
gypsy child when yim lost tier?" suld
"Yes'" Von Arnsberg took from un
der tils coat a small bundle, which be
upeucd with shaking lingers. Ho had
Is'on In the Kruiuerweg ilia I nfteriioon.
"Wliy, thoso nre nilue!" oxelalmisl
"Vim sis.?" said Vim
"Would ion mil like lu lie
princess! lirelehen's heart (tut
l"rod A prlm-oss! She laid Hel heuil
nil llll'iegaiiies stioiililer. Slio was i
weal', mid this was some dream
"Hill Willi, Ihei I I?" asked Hllde-
"Tell whnt ynii koow." said Hans to i
h" ) p,i. "Highness, ho ulnuc knows
ihouiaii who brought nliout all this"
''I'll.' aicliiilolter ut this diinmiilitp
conspiracy?" The'duko's ojes liwauie
allio, tils fac", his whole body. Liory
boat ot ills hem I cried out for lenge
unco. "Who Is he? Tell mo! Uve
him In me. niiin. mid nil of ,inu shall
go free, Clio liltn Into these hands.
Ills iiauio!" The duke's hiiiids worked
lonvuislvely as If they were iili-eady
round ihe throat of this unseen, Im
placable eneuiy. Ho was terrible In
'I ho gjpsv produced n lettpr. It bnd
lo be held eiireliilly. us It was old nud
tattered. The duko read It. Heyond
that Ii made the original offer It nas
worthies. The hiitnlwrllliig was pal
pably disguised. Tlio duke Hung tho
missile lo the Iloor,
Tool! Is that all '.vou have? Tell
m'c what jou know, man. or I shall
have you Klioi In the morning. Immuni
ty or no Immunity! Quick!"
"Highness." said Hie gjpsj-, thor
oughly alarmed, "tills Is how It hap
pened, My baud was slaying at the
time In Drolls-rg. We told fortunes
nud exhibited mi Italian puppet sliuiv.
Tlio iPtler ramo firm, I was poor und
Kiimcilmcs desperate, I was tn tako
her a way and leaie hi r with strange
"Ah!" Interrupted th" dttkp, with a
despairing EPKture toward Criitnbneb,
for Infants and Children.
Physicians Prescribe Castor. a.
CAfiTOKIA lias nirt with pronounced favor on tlio part of physicians,
pharmaceutical societies nnd medical' nuthorltics. It Is lined by plnslrlani
with results most grnt'fyln. Tlio extended use of Cislorin, Is unquestionably llio
result of !irco fuels I 1st, Tho Inilfsputablo evidence tlmt It is harmless; Bud,
That ll not enly allays stomach p.iinr ami qu-'ols Hie nerves, but assimilates the
food; itril, Itisau agreeable mid porfectnuliMilutcforcastoroll. Itisnhsolulely
safe. It docs not contain any opium, morplilno, or other narcollo and docs not
stupefy. It is unlike Soothing Byrups, llatcman's Drops, Oodfrey's Cordial, etc.
This is a good deal for a medical journal to say. Our duty, however, is to oxposo
danger and record thomeansof ulvanrtnr; health. Tho day for poisoning inno
cent children through greed or Ignoraitco ought to ciuK To our 1'ii.m ledge, Cli.
o ia ii a remedy which 'produces conipojum uiei lioaltb, by rirul.itim Hid
.uieni not by stupefying It nnd our readers uro entitled to tlio iiiloriu.ilion.
tiair J Journal of Health,
Iiw Cutatlt tunidt first In Hi cIimi. lu tiij
t ( jc&rt of prscllc I rsn iy X nercr biie found
mjUalos that M Ailed the plsco."
WlUJiK lllLXOXT, It. I).,
" I hare Drd jont CaBlorls In tho caeo of my own
baby and And It jitcanant to take, and have obtained
excellent result from lta ie."
B. A. Uuci'isis, M, D
MI tako iilcaitiro In recommending your C'aftoria,
baring recommended lis upa In man Itintanrrf , and
conaldrr It tho brft laxallro that could bo Uled,
canoclall for children.1'
MaTnasui. K. Kiso, II. D., St. Iwla, Mc,
Children Cry for
In Use For Over 30 Years.
GO-INCH WHEEL BASE VIEEATIONLESS 7 H. P.
Pierce Four Cylinder Wins
Perfect" Score in F. A. TVL
The 1000 Annual Endurance Contest of the Federation
of American Motorcyc'ists wns run between Cleveland and
Indianapolis. The con est was a gruelling one, and the
securing of a perfect score, was a mark-worthy event.
Mr. Hunt, the "Pierce"' rider, experienced no trouble en
route, although the roids were far from good, there being
on 'ntolerable amount of sand. The claim which we most
stiongly .advance is that Pierce Motorcycles are built to
meet the conditions fomd on the wont American roads;
they arc eminently suited for long tours and nrduous road
work. It matters little whether the rider-tourist projects
a trip over the smoot'j, level roads "of France or the
mountainous trails of the American Rockies, his mount
should be a "Pierce," wh. ch will insure a safe and com
fortable journey. To c:nvincc the skeptical concerning tho
practicability and the pleasure involved in using a motor
cycle for touring, wc piint out tlmt such an eminent gen
tleman ns Will'am BTidolph Hearst uses a 1009 Model
Pierce for touring at home and abroad. "r
Machine can be seen in window
at Berger's Electrical Works,
1018 AIAKEA STItE
J. A. GILMAN,
Shipping and Commission
Artkur Sowall,& Co., Bath, Moi
Pnrrott te Co., San Francisco
Badger's Firo Extinguisher Co.
General Fire Extinguisher Co.
iQUINNELL AUTOMATIC bPRINKUEH)
Neuman Clock Co.
Royal Standard Type writer
Aachen & Munich Firo Ins. Co.
FORT STREET, NEAR MERCHANT
4' lis HI I- itl
"I ll., a'M "ir I'wlnrls ii.iil fiiiii-. f1
exrsl'inl r(""!f li nty Issis h'i.'l and ("tvals
tsoctiC'i tcr u-.uy tcarr. Vm Iim neita it eierlluni "
It. J. Tan, M. Ii ,
llnsik'jr, :;, i
"I Und yonr Canmla tn 1k namlnrd fomllr
trmnly. It Ik tlio tint thtrnt fur lufaiila and chil
dren 1 bare over kuovrn and 1 reenmmem. tu''
K. E. Kikiukos, 11. II.,
"ItaTlng dnrlng the raat l yearr I rererlbcd jonr
Cail'irla for tiitantlla ftomach dtisinlcrs, I inont
luartlly commend ll uw. Tlio formula ronLalns
noUiIng JcU tcrloue to tho moat deltcateofe hlldren."
J. IJ. Eixiirrr, M. D., Kett YoikCliy.
P. 0, BOX 012
(Tc Be Continued Next Saturday.)