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THE EXPLOIT OF LonRY AND ANG-'I
URING the half hou: spent ir
the grassy ditch or gutter the
spoke not more than half v
dozen times and in the faintesi
of whispers. Tifey could hear the
guard pacing the driveway inside the
ponderous gate, but aside from hi.
footsteps no sound was distinguishable
A sense of oppression came over the
two watchers as the minutes grew
longer and more deathlike in their still
They knew nothing of the surround
ings. If they failed, there was the dan
ger of being shot by the guards before
an explanation could be made. If they
succeeded, it must be through sheer
good fortune and not through prowess
of mind or muscle. Both knew the
sensible, judicious act would be tc
alarm the guards and thus avoid all
possible chance of a fiasco. With mis
givings and doubts in their hearts the
two self appointed guardians of the
princess lay there upon the grass,
afraid to give up the project, yet fear
ing the outcome.
-The dickens will be to pay, Lorry,
if they dispose of this guard on the in
side and lock the gate. Then how are
we to follow?" whispered Anguish.
Lorry was thoughtful for awhile. Ie
felt the chill of discouragement in his
"In that case we must lie outside and
wait till they come out with the prin
cess; then make a sudden assault and
rescue her. In the darkness we can
make them think there are a dozen res
cuers," he whispered at length. After
awhile Anguish asked another appal
ling question, the outgrowth of brain
"Suppose these fellows, who will be
in guards' uniform, should turn about
and capture us. What then? We are
strangers, and our story would not be
believed. They could slip away in the
excitement and leave us in a very awk
"Harry, if we are going to hatch up
all sorts of possibilities, let's give up
the thing right now. I have thought of
a thousand contingencies, and I realize
how desperate the job is to be. We
must either cast discretion to the winds
or we must retreat. Which shall we
"Cast aside discretion and hang our
fears," said the other, once more in.
spired. "We'll take chances and hope
for the best. If we see we are going to
fail, we can then call for the guards.
The grounCr are doubtless full of sol
diers. The only part I'm worried about
is the groping through that strange
"We must do sonme calculating, and
we must stick close together. By
watching where they station the two
Tiennese we can figure about what di
rection we must take to get to the prin
cess' room. ShI Isn't that some one
They strained their ears for a mo
ment and then involuntarily, spasmod
ically shook hands, each heaving the
deep breath of excitement. The stealthy
rustle of moving bodies was heard,
faint, but positive. It was a moment
of suspense that would have strained
the nerve of a stone Image. Where
were the abductors? On which side of
the road and from what direction did
they come? Oh, for the eyes of a cat!
There was a slight shuffling of feet
near the gate, a suppressed "Sh!" and
then deathly silence. The gate opened,
a faint craking attesting the fact, fol
lowed by the heavy breathing of men,
the noise of subdued activity, the scent
of chloroform, some whispering and
then the creaking of the gate.
"They've gone," whispered Anguish.
Lorry's form arose to a crouching pos
ture, and a moment later he was cross
ing the road with the tread of a cat,
his cane gripped firmly in his hand.
Anguish followed with drawn revolver.
So s'till was their approach that they
w'ere upon the figure of a man before
they were aware of the fact. In the
darkness the foremost American saw~
the outline of a human figure bending
over a long object on the ground. HE
could smell chloroform strongly and
grasped the situation. The Viennese
was administering the drug, his com
panons having left that duty for him
to perform. No doubt the treacherous
guardsman was lying calmly on his
back, bound and gagged, welcoming
unconsciousness with a smile of securi
As soon as Lorry gained his bearings
fully he prepared to fell the wretch
who was to stand watch. Angui
heard his friend's figure suddenly shoot
to an erect position. There was a whir
ring sound as of disturbed air and them
a dull thud. Something rolled over on
the ground, and all was still. He was
at Lorry's side in an instant.
"I hope I haven't killed him!" whis
pered Lorry. "Quick! Here is his bot
tle of ether. Hold it beneath his nose.
I am going to pile the body of this
guard crosswise on top of him. lie will
not be able to arise if he should recov
All this was done in a moment's time
and the two trackers were headed for
the entrance. The gate was ajar twc
or three feet. With turbulent hearts
they stole through.
"Keep along the wall," whispered
Lorry, "and trust to luck. The castle
Is to the left."
Without hesitation they crept ovel
the noiseless grass close beside thE
wall. Directly they heard sounds near
at hand. The abductors were binding
and chloroforming the guard at the ar
bor. After waiting for soie momnents
they heard the party glide away in thc
darkness and followed. The body of
the guard was lying just outside the
mouth of the arbor, and the odor of
chloroform was almost ov-erpowering.
Once inside the long arbor, the Ameri
cans moved slowly and with greater
caution. There was a dim light Ina
basement window ahead. Toward the
front of the eastle and in the second
story a faint glowv came froem another
window. They guessed it to be from
the princess' room or from that of the
At last they sawv four fIgures steal
past the dim basement light. One o1
them halted near the window and thre<
crept away in the darkness- P'iosentl'
one of them returned, and all activity
was at an end for the time being. Ho1e
near it was to 2 o'clock the w'atchere
could not tell. They only knew tha1
they were within twenty-five feet oj
rGdoa nd Ostrmm and that the3
RR McCUTCHEON +
wonidnot-hav'd loUg to wait.
Soon a bright little blaze of light
crossed the bascmont opening. Then
it re-urned, crossing, a second time and r
a third. All was still again. The soft
shufle of a foot, the rustle of arbor
vines, anI the form of a man crawled t
up to the win:low. With inconceivable
stealth and carefulness it glided
through the aperture, followed by a
Lorry and Anguish were at the open- h
ing a second or two later, lying flat on d
their stomachs and listening for sounds s
from within. The dim light was still f
there, the window was open and there b
was a sound of whispering. Lorry r
raised his head and peered through,
taking calculations while the light L
made it possible. He saw an open door t]
on the opposite side of the lordkoom.
with steps beyond leading upward.
Between the window and the door there
were no obstacles. Up those steps s
he saw three men creep, the leader
carrying the dini light. The door was
left open, doubtless to afford unim
peded exit from the building in case
of emergency. Harry Anguish touched
"I took the two pistols from that
Vienna man out there. We may need
them. Here is one for yourself. Go
first, Lorry," he whispered.
Lorry stuck the revolver in his coat h
pocket and gently slid through the win
dow to the floor below. His friend fol
lowed, and they paused to listen. Tak
"A sound and you dte!" h hssed.
ing Anguish by the hand the other led (
the way straight to the spot where be I
remembered seeing the door.
'Boldly the two men began the breath- t<
less ascent of the stone steps. The top ~
Iwas reached, and far ahead, down a a
narrow hall, they saw the three men
and the dim light moving. Two of
them wore uniforms of guards. Keep- C
ingclose to the wall, their followers f
crept after them. Up another flight of r
steps they went and then through a
spacious hall. The Americans had no si
time and no desire to inspect their sur- a
roundings. The wide doors at the far d;
side of the room opened softly, and a
here the trio paused. Down a great
marble hallway a dim red light shed
its soft glow. It came from the lamp h
at the foot of the broad staircase.
The cook pointed to the steps and a
then gave his thumb a jerk toward the .a
left. Without the least sign of fear tV
Geddos and Ostrom glded into the hi
hail and made for the staircase. The sj
watchers could not but feel a thrill of a:
admiration for these daring wretches. y
But now a new danger confronted iJ
them. The cook remained standing in y
the doorway watching his fellows in P
crime! How were they to pass him? el
There was no time to be lost. The 14
abductors were creeping up the steps
already, and the cook must be dis- a
posed of. He had blown out the light
which he carried and was now a very I
dim shadow. Lorry glded forward .I
and in an instant stood before the t]
amazed fellow, jamming a pistol into
his face. s
"A sound and you die!" he hissed.
".Don't move!" came another whis- h3
per, and a second revolver touched his
ear. The cook, perhaps, did not know
their languaige, but he certainly under
stood its meaning. He trembled and C
would have fallen to the floor had not
the strong hand of Lorry pinned him
to the wall. The hand was on his
"Chloroform him. Harry, and don't h
let him make a sound!" whispered the
owner of the hand. Anguish's tvtch
ing fingers succeeded those of hisIe
friend on the cook's throat, his pistol
was returned to his pocket, and the
lttle bottle came again into use.y
"I'll go ahead. Follow me as soon
as you have finished this fellow.. Be5
care:Vul and turn to the left when yout
come( to the top."
ILorry was o!3 across the marble floor,
headed for the stairway, and Anguish 0
was left in charge of the cook, of whom ii
he'was to make short work. Now~
came the desperate. uncertain part of
the transaction. Suppose he were to.
meet the two conspirators at the head
of th~e stairs, or in the bail, or that the
other traitor, Dannor, should appear
to frustrate all. It was the most try
ing moment in the whole life of theP
When near the top of the steps, he
hugged the high balustrade and cau
tiously peered ahead. He found him-t
self looking down a long hail, at the
far end of which, to his right, a dim
light was burning. There was no
sound and there was no sign of the
two men either to the right or to the
left. is heart felt like lead. They'
evidently had entered the princess'
room. How was he to find that room?
Slowly heo wriggled aciross the broad,
dark hall, straightenIng up in the
shac.ow of a great post. From this
point he edged along tihe wall for a dis- ~
tance of ten or twelve feet to the left.
A sound came from farther down the 0
hall, and he imagined he heard some t
ils hand came in contact with a:
heavy hanging or tapestry, and he
quickly squirmed behind its folds, find
1ing himself against a door which
moved as his body touched it. H~e felt
it swing open slightly and drew back,
intending to return to the hall, uncer
tain and very much undecided as to the
course to pursue. his revolver was in
his hand. Just as lie w-as about to pull
aid' the curtain a man glided past,
ixnce- flau- iept LM Lrom ruuning
quarely into them. They were going
award the left, and he realized that
bey were now approaching the prin
ess' room. How he came to be ahead
f them he could not imagine. Again
e felt the door move slightly as he
ressed against it. The necessity for a
artial recovery of his composure be
:re the next and most important step
npelled him softly to enter the room
>r an instant's breath.
Holding to the door, he stood inside
nd drew himself to his full height,
iking a long pnd tremulous breath.
'here was no Eght in the room, but
.irough the door crack to his left came
dim, broad streak. He now knew
'here he was. This room was next to
aat in which the princess slept, for
ad he not seen the light from her
rindow? Perhaps he was now in the
>om of the Countess Dagmar. Next
oor! Next door! Even now the dar
ig Geddos and Ostrom were crawling
)ward the bed of the ruler of Grau
tark, not twenty feet away. His
rst impulse was to cross and open the
oor leading to the next room, sur
ising that it would be unlocked, but
e remembered Anguish, who was
oubtless, by this time, stealing up the
tairs. They must not be separated,
>r it would require two steady, cool
eads to deal with the villains. It was
ot one man's work. As he turned to
ave the room he thought how won
erfully well they had succeeded in
je delicate enterprise so far.
His knees struck the door, and there
-as a dull thump, not loud in reality,
ut like the report of a gun to him. A
ldden rustle in the darkness of the
>om, and then a sleepy voice, soft and
nick, as of a woman awakening with
"Who is it?"
His heart ceased beating, his body
rew stiff and immovable. Again the
ice, a touch of alarm in it now:
"Is that you, Dannox?"
She spoke in German, and the voice
ime from somewhere in front and to
is right He could not answer, could
Dt move. The paralysis of indecision
-as upon him. *
"How is it that the outer door is
This time there was something like
reprimand in the tones, still low.
[e almost could see the wide open,
HERE could be no further hesi
tation. Something must be done,
and instantly. He gently closed
the door before answering the
ird question. In his nervousness he
?oke in English, advancing to the mid
le of the room. Impossible to see the
-oman to whom he hissed this alarm
ig thraat, he only could speculate as
> its efect:
"If you -tter aL sound, madam, I shall
al you. Be calm, and allow me to ex
ain my presence here!" -
He expected her to shriek, forgetting
1at she might not understand his
-ords. Instead' there was a deathly
lence. Had she swooned? His heart
-as leaping with hope. But she spoke
ftly s.gain, tremulously, and in Eng
"You will find my jewels on the
ressing table. Take them and go.
ou will not hurt me?"
"I am not here to do you Injury, but
>serve your pincess," whispered the
ian. "For God's sake, do not- make
a outcry! You will ruin everything.
7i11 you let me explain?"
"Go! Go! Take anything! I can be
tIm no longer. Oh, how can I expect,
tercy at your hands!" Her tones were
sing to a wail of terror.
"Sh! Do you want to die?" he hissed,
riding to .the canopy bed, discernible
Shis eyes grew accustomed to the
arkness. "I will kill you if you utter
sound, so help me God!"
"Oh!" she moaned.
"Listen! You must aid me! Do you
Another heart breaking moan. "I
r here to save the princess. There is
plot to abduct her tonight. Already
tere are men in the castle, perhaps in
er room. You must tell me where she
eeps. There isi no time to be lost. I
m no -.hief, before God! I am telling
Du the truth. Do not be alarmed, I
nplore you. Trust me, madam, and
au will not regret it. Where does the
rincess sleep?" He jerked out these
iger, pleading words quickly, breath
'-How am I to trust you?" came back
whisper from the bed.
"Here is a revolver. Take it and
ill me if I attempt the slightest in
iry. Where are you?" He felt along
ie bed with his hand.
"Keep away! Please! Please!" she
"Take the pistol! Be calm, and in
eaven's name help me to save her!
hose wretches may have killed her
The revolver dropped upon the
othes. He was bending eagerly over,
olding the curtains back.
"My friend Is in the hall. We have,
'aced the men to the princess' door, I
link. Be quick! Do you wish to see
er stolen from under your eyes?"
"You are now in the princess' room,"~
aswered the voice from the bed, calm
Sand with some alacrity. "Is this
ue that you tell me?"
"As God is my witness. And you
ou-are you the princess?" gasped the
an, drawing back.
"I am. Where- Is Dannox?" She was
.tting bolt upright in the bed, the pis
>in her tremb ling fingers.
"He is one of the conspirators. One
Sthe cooks and two other guards are
ithe plot. Cana you trust me enough
>leave your be~d and hide in another
art of the room? The scoundrels have
istaken the door, but they may be
re at any moment You must be
uck! I will protect you--I swear it!
ome, your bigkhness! Hider'
Something in --he fierce, anxious whis
er gave her ccnfidence. The miracle
ad been wroug~ht! He had composed
is woman under the most trying cir
amstances thatI could have been im
gined. She slipped from the bed and
rew a long, loose silken gown about
"Who are you ?" she asked, touching
"I am a foreigner-an American
renfall Lorry. Hurry!" he implored.
She did not move for a moment, but
e distinctly :heard her catch her
"Am I drearaing?" she murmured
intly. Her fiugers now clutched his
"I should say not! I don't like to
rder you around, your highness, but"
"Come-come to the light!" she In
rrupted excitedily. "Over here!"
Noiselessly she drew him across the
pom until the light fell across his face.
twas not a bright light, but what she
aw satisfied he:. He could not see her
ace, for she stood outside the strip of
"Two men lie beneath your window,
nd two are coming to this room. Where
hall I go? Come, be quick, madam!
)o you want to be cai'ted off to Gan
yok? Then don't stand there like a
"*Tfrust you runy: Shall- alarm the
guard?" she whispered, recovering her
"By no means! I want to catch those
devils myself. Afterward we can
alarm the guards."
"An ideal American!" she surprised
him by saying. "Follow me."
She led him to the doorway. "Stand
here, and I will call the countess-at
this side, where it is dark."
She opened the door gently and stood
in the light for a second. He saw be
fore him a graceful figure in trailing
white, and then he saw her face. She
was Miss Guggenslocker!
"Heavens!" he hoarsely gasped, stag
gering toward her. "You! You! The
"Yes, I am Princess Yetive," she
whispered, smiling as she glided from
his side. His eyes went round in his
head, his legs seemed to be anywhere
but beneath him, he felt as though he
were rushing toward the ceiling. For
the moment he was actually uncon
scious; then his senses rushed back, re
calling his mission and his danger.
"She is sleeping so soundly that I
fear to awaken her," whispered a soft
voice at his back, and he turned. The
princess was standing in the doorway.
"Then pray stand back where you
will be out of danger. Thdy will be
here in a moment unless they have
been frightened away."
"You shall not expose yourself," she
said positively. "Why should you risk
your life now? You have accomplished
your object You have saved the prin
"Ah, yes, the princess!" he said. "And
I am sorry you are the princess," he
added in her ear.
"Sh!" she whispered softly.
The door through which he had first
come was softly opened, and they were
conscious that some one was entering.
Lorry and the princess stood in the
dark shadow of a curtain, she close be
hind his stalwart figure. He could
hear his own heart and hers beating,
could feel the warmth of her body, al
though it did not touch his. His heart
beat with the pride of possession, of
power, with the knowledge that he had
but to stretch out his hand and touch
the one woman in all the world.
Across the dim belt of light from the
open doorway in which they stood
crawled the dark figure of a man. Her
hand unconsciously touched his back
as if seeking reassurance. He shivered
beneath its gentle weight. Another
form followed the first, pausing in the
light to look toward their doorway.
The abductor was doubtless remember
ing the instructions to chloroform the
countess. Then came the odor of
chloroform. Oh, if Anguish were only
The second figure was lost in the
darkness and a faint glow of light
came from the canopied bed in the'cor
ner. The chloroformer holding the cur
tains had turned his screen lantern to
ward the pillow in order to apply the
dampened cloth. Now was the time to
Pushing the princess behLtl the cur
tain and in the shelter of the doorpost,
Lorry leaped toward the center of the
room, a pistol in each hand. Before
him crouched the astonished despera
"If you move, you are dead men!"
said he in slow, decided tones. "Here,
Harry!" he shouted. "Scoundrels, you
are trapped! Throw up your hands!"
Suddenly the room was a blaze of
light; flashing candles, lamps, sprung
into life from the walls, while a great
handelier abo've his head dazzled him
with Its unexpeOcted glare.
"Thunder!'' he shouted, half throw
ing his hands to his eyes.
Something rushed upon him from be
hind; there was a scream and then a
"Danoz! o no strke aain!
"Danno! Do no strke aain!"Yo
have killed him!"
As he rolled to thefloor he saw the
two forms near the bed moving about
like shadows. Two red objects that re
sembled dancing telegraph poles leaped
past him from he knew not where, and
then there was a shout, the report of a
pistol, a horrid yell. Something heavy
crashed down beside him and writhed.I
His eyes were closing; his senses were
going; he was numb and sleepy. Away
off in the distance he heard Harry An
"That settles you!"
Some one lifted his head from the
carpet, and a woman's voice was cry
ing something unintelligible. He was
conscious of an eil'ort on his part to
prevent the blood from streaming over
her gown-a last bit of gallantry. The
sound of rushing feet, shouts, firearms
When Lorry regained consciousness,
he blinked in abject amazement. There
was a dull, whirring sound in his eairs,
and his eyes had a glaze over them
that was slow in wearing off. There
were persons in the room. Ho could
see them moving about and could hear
them talking. As his eyes tried to take
in the strange surroundings a hand
was lifted from his forehead, and a
soft, dreamlike voice said:
"He is recovering, Mr. Anguish. See,
his eyes are open! Do you know me,
The unsteady eyes wandered until
they fell upon the face near his pillow.
A brighter gleam came into. them, and
there was a ray of ~returning intelli
gence. He tried to speak, but could
only move his lips. As he remembered
her she was in white, and he was puz
zled now to s;ee her in a garment of
some dark material suggestive of the
night or the green of a shady hillside.
There was the odor of roses and violets
and carnations. Then he looked for
the fatal, fearful, glaring chandelier.
It was gone. The room was becoming
lighter and lighter as his eyes grew
stronger, but it was through a window
near where he lay. So it was daylight!
Where was he?
"How do you feel, old man?" asked
,,famm.ia voce A man sat down be:
side him on the couch or bed, anct a big
hand grasped his own. Still he could
"Doctor," cried the voice near his a
head,- "you really think it is not seri- a
"I am quite sure," answered a man's e
voice from somewhere out in the light.
"It is a bad cut, and he is just recover- s:
ing from the effect of the ether. Had n
the blow not been a glancing one his t
skull would have been crushed. He e
will be perfectly conscious in a short
time. There is no concussion, your h
"I am so happy to hear you say that," n
said the soft voice. Lorry's eyes sought s
hers and thanked her. A lump came n
into his throat as he looked up into the 1
tender; anxious blue eyes. A thrill a
came over him. Princess or not, he t
loved her-he loved her! "You were c
very brave-ol, so brave!" she whis- I
pered in his ear, her hand touching his 1
hair caressingly. "My American!" t
He tried to reach the hand before it
faded, but he was too weak. She glid- n
ed away, and he closed his eyes again r
as if in pain.
"Look up, old man. You're all right," c
said Anguish. "Smell this handker- .
chief. It will make you feel better."
A moist cloth was held beneath his a
nose, and a strong, pungent odor darted v
through his nostrils. In a moment he
tried to raise himself to his elbow. The b
world was clearing up.
"Lie still a bit, Lorry. Don't be too
hasty. The doctor says you must not"
"Where am I, Harry?'' asked the
wounded man weakly.
-In the castle. I'll tell you all about 1
it presently." f
"Am I in her room?"
"No, but she is in yours. You are t
across the hall in"-here he whispered
-'Uncle Caspar's room. Caspar is a d
"And she is the princess-truly?"
"What misery-what misery!" half a
moaned the other. t
"Bosh! Be a man! Don't talk so
loud either! There are a half dozen in i
Lorry remained perfectly quiet for j
ten minutes, his staring eyes fixed on 2
the ceiling. He was thinking of the
abyss he had reached and could not t
"What time is it?" he asked at last, .
turning his eyes toward his friend. k
"It's just 7 o'clock. You have been t
unconscious or under the influence of 2
ether for over four hours. That guard I
hit you a fearful crack."
"I heard a shot-a lot of them. Was
any one killed? Did those fellows es. t
"Killed! There have been elgh' -e- Ii
cutions besides the one I attendt to. 9
Lord, they don't wait long here before c
handing out justice."
"Tell me all that happened. -Was she c
"I should say not! Say, Gren, I have a
killed a man. Dannox got my bullet c
right in the head, and he never knew
what hit him. Ghastly, isn't it ? I feel
beastly queer. It was he who turned
on the lights and went at you with a
club. I heard you call and was in the
door just as he hit you. His finish
came inside of a second. You and he
spoiled the handsomest rug I ever
"Not in her estimation. I'il wager
she has it framed, blood and all. The
stains will always be there as a re
minder of your bravery, and' that's
what she says she's bound to keep.
She was very much excited and alarm
ed about you until the room filled with
men, and then she remembered how
she was attired. I never saw any
thing so pretty as her embarrassment
when the countess and her aunt led
her into the nest room. These people
are going out, so I'll tell you what hap
pened after you left me with the cook.
He was a long time falling under the
Influence, and I had barely reached the
top of the stairs when I saw Dannox
rush down the hall. Then you called,
and I knew the jig was on in full blast
The door was open, and I saw him
strike you. I shot him, but she was at
your side before I could get to you.
The other fellows who were in, the E
room succeeded in escaping' while I e.
was -bending over you, but neither of
them shot at me. They were too badly i
frightened. I had sense enough left to
follow and shoot a couple of times as
they tore down the stairs. One of them t
stumbled and rolled all the way to the
bottom. He was unconscious and
bleeding when I reached his side. The
other fellowy flew toward the dining i
hail, where he was immediately nabbed
by two white uniformed men and
"Other men in white-they were reg
ular police officers-pounced upon me,
and I was a prisoner. By George, I
was knocked of1' my feet the next min
ute to see old Dangloss himself come
puffing and blowing into the hall, red
der and fiercer than ever. 'Now I
know what you want in Edelweiss!'
he shrieked, and it took me three min
utes to convince him of his error.
Then he and some of the men went up
to the princess' room, while I quickly
led the way to the big gate and di
reced a half dozen officers toward the
ravine. They came up finally with the
two fellows who had been stationed
beneath the window and who were un
able to find the gate. When I got back
to where you were, the room was full
of terrfied men and women half dress
ed. I was still dazed over the sudden
appearance of the police, but managed
to tell my story in full to Dangloss.
and Count Hlalfont-that's U~ncle Cas- t
par-and then the chief told me how he
and his men happened to be there. In
the meantime the castle physician was
attending to you. Dannor bad been
"I never talked to a more interested
audience in my life. There was the
princess at my elbow, and the countess
-pretty as a picture-back of her, anll
eyes, both of 'em, and there were the
old gray haired lady, the Countess Hal
font, and a half dozen shivering maids,
with men galore, Dangloss and the
count and a lot of servants--a great
and increasing crowd. The cai- tain of
the guards, a young fellow named
Quinnox, as I heard him called, came
In worried and humiliated- I fancy he
was afraid he'd lose his job. You see,
It was this way: Old Dangloss has had
a man watching us all day. Think of
it-shadowing us like a couple of
thieves! This fellow traced us to the
castle gate and then ran back for re
enforcements, confident that we were
there to rob. In twenty minutes he
had a squad of officers at the gate, the
chief trailing along behind. A couple
of guards came charging up to learn
the cause of the commotion, and the
whole crew sailed into the castle, ar- 1
riving just In time.
"Well, just as soon as I had told them
the full story of the plot, old Caspar,
the chief and the captain held a short
consultation, the result of which I cani
tell in mighty few words. At G o'clock
they took the whole gang of prisoners
down in the ravine and shot them.
The mounted guards are still looking
for the two Viennese who wrere left
with the carriage. They escaped. 1
Abtan ho,,. a. -o wm-rahurt you3
rcre carried over here and laid on this
ouch. They have been hanging over
ou as if you were a newborn baby,
nd everybody's charmed because you
re a boy and are going to live."
Lorry was smiling faintly over his
"You are the real hero, Harry. You
tved my life and probably hers. I'll
ot allow you or anybody to give me
le glory," he said, pressing the oth
"Oh, that's nonsense! Anybody could
ave rushed in as I did. I was only
apping the climax you had prepared
1erely a timely arrival, as the novels
.iy There is a little of the credit due
ae, of course, and I'll take it graceful
F, but I only come in as an accessory,
sort of bushwhacker who had only
D do the shoot, slap bang work and
lose the act. You did the hero's work.
lut what do you think of the way they
and out justice over here? All but
wo of 'em dead!"
"Whose plan was it to kill those
1en?" cried Lorry, suddenly sitting up
"Everybody's, I fancy. They didn't
onsult me, though, come to think of it
h, here is her royal highness!"
The princess and Aunt Yvonne were
t his side again, while Count Caspar
as coming rapidly toward them.
"You must not sit up, Mr. Lorry,"
egan the princess, but he was cry
"Did they make a confession, Har
"I don't know. Did they, Une-Count
[alfont? Did they confess? Great
eavens, I never thought of that be
"What was there to confess?" asked
ae count, taking Lorry's hand kindly.
They. were caught in the act My
ear sir, they were not even tried."
"I-thought your police chief was such
shrewd man," cried Lorry, angrily.
"What's that?" asked a grnfE voice,
nd Baron Dangloss was a member of
ae party, red and panting.
"Don't you know you should not have
ilied those men?" demanded Lorry.
'hey surveyed him in amazement, ex
ept Anguish, who had buried his face
his hands dejectedly.
"And, sir, I'd like to know why not?"
"And, sir, I'd like to know, since you
ave shot the only b' ngs on earth who
new the man that hired them, how in
be- name of your alleged justice you
re going to apprehend him?" said
.orry, sinking back to his pillow, ex
No reserve could hide the consterna
on, embarrassment and shame that
verwhelmed a very worthy but very
npetuous nobleman, Baron Jasto Dan
loss, chief of police in Edelweiss. He
uld only sputter his excuses and
ithdraw, swearing to catch the arch
)nspirator or to die in the attempt.
ot a soul in the castle, -not a being in
11 Graustark, could offer the faintest
lew to the identity of the man or ex
'Don't youL know yo0u should not have
killed those men."
lain his motive. No one knew a Mi
hael, who might have 'been inadvert
ntly addressed as "your" possible
highness." The greatest wonder reign
d. Vexation, uneasiness and perplex
Standing there with her head on her
unt's shoulder, her face grave and
roubled, the princess asked:
"Why should they seek to abduct
ae? Was it to imprison or to kil me?
)h, Aunt Yvonne, have I not been good
o my people? God knows I have done
.11 that I can! I could have done no
mxore. Is it a conspiracy to force me
rom the throne? Who can be so
And no one could answer. They
ould simply offer words of comfort
Lnd promises of protection. Later in
he day gruff Dangloss marched in and
pologized to the Americans for his
uspicions concerning them, imploring
heir assistance in running down the
hief villain. And as the hours went
ry Count Halfont came in and, sitting
side Grenfall, begged his pardon and
.sked him to forget the deception that
ad been practiced in the United~
;tates. He explained the necessity for
raveling incognito at that time. After
w'hich the count entered a plea for her
oyal highness, who had expressed con
rition and wished to be absolved.
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
A Hearty Eater.
In a book on gastronomy appears
is anecdote of the gastronomic prow
ss of a Swiss guard in the employ
2ent of the Marechal de Villars: "One
ay the guard was sent for by the
aarechal, who had heard of his enor
Lious appetite. 'How many sirloins of:
eef can you eat?' he tentatively ask-,
d. 'A, monseigneur, for me I don't
euire many-five or six at the most'
And how many legs or mutton't' 'Legs
f mutton? Not many-seven or eight.'
Nnd fat pulletst' Oh, as to pullets,
nly a few-a dozen.' 'And of pi
:eons?' 'As to pigeons, monseigneur,
Lot many-forty, perhaps fifty.' 'And
arks?' 'Larks, monseigneur? Al
r-ays.' _ __ _ __ _ _
"Who is that man you were just
"That's my brother-in-law."
"He looks enough like you to be your
"He is my own brother. We are
"Twins? Then why did you say he
vas your brother-In-law?"
"Because he is. I have three broth
s-one in law, one in medicine and
>ne in the army."--Minneapolis Trib
"Got a talking machine at home?"
"What did you pay for it?"
'Nothing; married it."--London -it
Mosquitoes are so numerous na r the
oast of Borneo that the streams' of
:hat region are in summe~r often un
STATE OF SOUTH ARGLINA,
County of Clarr a'nl
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Adolphus G. Stack. Plaintiff,
Josephine Lemon. Defendant.
- IN PURSUANCE OF T1HE JUDG
meut of the Court of Common Pleas
for Clarendon County in the above
cause made on the 6th day of May,
1903, 1I will sell at publie auction at
the Court House in Manning, South
Carolina, on Monday, the Gti day of
July. 1903, at 12 o'clock M.:
All the right, title and interest of
the defendant, Josephine Lemon, the'
same being one-fifth (1-5) of the land
described below in all that piece,
parcel or tract of land situated; lying
and being in Clarendon County,
South Carolina, on Sammy Swamp,
waters of Black River, being part of
the tract known as "Hungry Hall,"
containing fifty six (56) acres, as per
survey of P. G. Benbow, surveyor,
January, 188, and bound4d as fol
lows: On the north by run of Sammy
Swamp, and supposed to be estate of
Boyd; east and south, by lands for
merly estate Samuel C. C. Richard
son, and west by lands of T. B. Mims.
Terms Cash-purchaser to pay for
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Clareadon.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Adolphus G. Stack, Plaintiff;
Angelina Hon'se, Defendant.
'IN PURSUANCE OF THE JUDG -
ment of the Court of Common Pleas
for Clarendon County in the above,
cause made on the 6th day of May, -
1903, I will sell at public auction at
the Court House in Manning, South
Carolina, on Monday, the 6th day of
July, 1903, at 12 o'clock M.: -
All the undivided one-fifth (1-5) in
terest of the above named Angelina
House in and to all that piece, parceel. "
or tract of land, situate in the Conn.
ty of Clarendon and State aforesaid
- Calvary. Township - on. Sammy--2.
Swamp, known as "Hungry Hall,
containing fifty-six (56) acres as per
survey made by P. G. Benbow, sur
veyor, January 9th, I888, and bound
ed as follows: North, by the run of
Sammy Swamp and lands supposed
to be the estate of Boyd; east an
south by lands formerly of estate:f.
Samuel C. C. Richardson, and west
by land of T. B. Mims.
Terms Cash-pur er to pay for
CHARITON Du T,
Sealed proposals for building a Jail
in the town of Manning, will bere
ceived on the 2d day of July, 1903, -at
the office of the County Board of Com
missioners, where plans and specifica
sions are on exhibition. Also bids wil
be received on the same* day for clean
ing and painting the Court House.
T. C. OWENS,
C. J. LESESNE, SupervisoE;
Money to Loan
WILSON & DuRANT.
Having arranged to entertain visitors-'
at Glenn Springs, I desire to inform my
Clarendon friends that I have opened
up a hostelry where the advantage of
the health-giving waters can be ob
Good airy rooms; fine table, good ser
vice and personal attention to guests.
Rates reasonable-from $7 to $8 per
week, including the spring water.
Write for particulars to
L. R. CHEWNING,
Glenn Springs, S. C.
Nothing hais ~eer equalled it.
Nothing can ever surpass it.
For C **so
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Cure: Lung Troubles.
Money back if it fails. Trial Bottles free.
The R. B. Loryea Drug Store,
W HE N YOU COME
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Which is fitted up with an
oye to the comfort of his
customers.. .. ..
IN ALL STYLES,
Done with neatness an
A cordial invitation
is extended. . .
J. L. W ELLS.
Manning Times Block.
New Tailor Shop.
I have opened a new Tailor Shop in
the building on corner opposite Hotel
Come and give mue a trial. I give
good work and guarantee satisfaction.
Manning, S. C.
FIRE. LIFE, AOCIDENT a~
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toshes and( Rain Coats.
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