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A Story of Today
"He will tell you for himself," she
ropllcil evasively. "Wo have given
him the Chaplain's Room. I'lcaso go
there and ask htm how It was. Dr.
Philips hns been romancing as usual."
The Doctor came up to them while
they spoke and looked foolish enough
at overhearing her words. Ho cer
tainly was a poor hand at a narrative,
and his Incoherent account of the
tragedy had loft the Karl with no
'other Idea than that of Kvolyn's reck
lessness and the consequences which
had attended It.
"It's just like mo," he oxclalmed
meekly, "always putting my foot In
It,somewheie. And a great Dig flat
foot too, my dear. What did I tell
him now? I bald you were returning
from Derby and the horse bolted and
your car ran Into a Held. That's it,
wasn't It now? Dear me, how very
Evelyn did not hear him. They had
strolled touether down the corridor
tnd witnessed the Earl enter' the alcki
man's room, and now a sharp sound
of voices almost In anger came up to j
them. On his part, Dr. Philips re
gained convinced that the Count had
come Into Derbyshire to see Evelyn
'and that the Karl had some knowledge
of tho circumstance. Evelyn's ab
stracted manner seemed to bear him
,out In this ridiculous idea. Pale and
iailent and agitated, she waited for
ithe result of that momentous lnter
'vlew. What had the two men to say
'to each cither? How much she would
havo given to he able to answer that
"Your father knows something of
tho Count, I think?" the Doctor ven
tured at a hazard while they waited.
Sho answered that she was una
ware of the circumstance.
"I have only seen this man twice
In my life," she exclaimed with grow
ing impatience. "If you are writing
his biograpliy. Doctor, I really am
worse than useless."
Ho looked at her amaved. "This
man." Surely there was nothing ro
mantic about that.
t "Writing Ills biography. My dear
'Lady Evelyn, what an Idea! I quite
ithought he was an old friend of yours.
But eeryone wo know is an old friend!
!ot ours nowadays," he said somewhat!
jBolemnly, as though grieved that his
Anticipations should thus he dlsap-
pointed. "I know absolutely nothing'
Jof the Count," be went on, "except
1 th at he is a Roumanian, a country, I
.believe, In the south-east of Europe,
with Bukharest for its capital. I re
member that from my schooldays.
The Roumanians shoot the Bulgarians
on half-holidays, and the Bulgarians
burn tho Roumanians alive after they
have been to church on Sundays. Evi
dently a country to which one should
send their relatives the elderly ones
who have made their wills satisfac
torily." Evelyn was too kind to .embarrass
him by the declaration that her moth
er had been a daughter of the country
ho eJtenmed so lightly. His readi
ness to apologize upon every occasion
was typical of a kindly man who be
lieved that all the world was ready to
find fault with hlni. His livelihood
depended upon his recognition of the
fact that Illness itself is sometimes
little better than a vanity and that
when an obstinate man tolls you that
he is an invalid, his pride Is hurt if
you tell him that he is not.
'"My father spent many years In
Rouniatiia when he was a young man,"
Evelyn said, in answer to the Doc
tor's tlrado. "Those are years . he
does not often speak of. I can'l tell
you why. Doctor, hut he dislikes any
one even to remind him that he was
ance an attache at Bukharest. Per
haps he will not welcome Count Odin
here. I Imagine It may be so."
"I'm quite certain of it," said the
Doctor with a dry smile. "People
wlio are glad to see each other do not
talk like that, of course wo must not
listen." he added, drawing her away
toward the Long Gallery; "we are not
supposed to be present at all."
A sound of voices raised almost as
though In unger warned him that this
was no common affuir. Every doctor
1b cuiioiiR, and Dr. Philips had no
merits above the common In this re
Bpect. Ho knew that he would narrate
the whole circumstance to the Vlcai
later on in the evening, nnd that two
wise heads would he shaken togcthei
oyer tills amazing dlBiovery, For tho
moment ho watched Evelyn narrowly
and, perceiving hor agitation, found
himself asking how much of her stor.i
was true. Had she. indeed, met thlr
Intruder but once In London: nnd was
aho In Ignorance of the Earl's past, so
fqr us Roumanla hnd written It? He
doubted the pos3lblllty--U seemed to
him prudent, however, not to remain
longer at the Hall.
"I shall run over In the morning,'
be said blandly; "you can tell me any
thing I ought to know then. There Is
, nothing much the matter with the
man, and a bump may have knocked
some good sonso Into his head. Don't
allow him to worry tho Earl I don't
want another patient In the house,
and your father has not looked very
well lately. Send for me again If you
have any trouble, and I'll bo back as
soon ns the nfessonger."
He would much have liked to stop,
but that, he realized, was out of tin1
question. Here was some private page
from the life-story of a man whom
actions hud ever mystllled both- hi-,
friends and neighbors. An old worn
an Jn his love of a scandal, Dr. Philips
had the Karl's displeasure to set In
the other pan of the social balance:
and that was something not to be
lightly weighed. Taking leave of Eve
lyn at the western door of the I.ont;
Gallery he left her with many mo
lestations of his Interest, and the re
peatd assurance that his morning
visit should be an early one.
"I'll look in first thing," he ex
claimed; "don't let that man worry
the Earl, my deal. Theres a hang
dog loo!: about him I never liked.
Keep your eyes on him' and take m
advice, the advice of an old trlend
get rid of him."
Anxious as she was, she could uot
but smile at this voltefitoe. An hour
ago, believing that Count Odin had
come to Melbourne because he was
her lover, the Doctor was ready to de
clare him a very Adonis, a prodigy of
charm and valor and all the graces.
Now he had become "that man," a
term human nature Is ready enough to
apply to strangers. Evelyn, left alone
In the gallery, fell to wondering which
was the truer estimate. Why, she
asked, had she any Interest In this
stranger at all? Did the appeal he
made to her speak to Etta Romney
or to Evelyn, my lord of Melbourne's
daughter? Was there not a subtle
Idea that this man could speak for the
glamour and the stir of that world-she
craved for and was denied. Even at
this early stage, she did not believe
that the Influence vas for good;
though sho forbore to name Jt as ut
terly evil. Agitation, indeed, and a
curiosity more potent than any sho
had ever submitted to, now dominat
ed her to the exclusion of all other
1 oughts. Why did her father delay?
Of what sometime forgotten day of
the dead years were the two men now
speaking In a tone which declared
their anger? She could not even haz
ard an anweiv The gong for dressing
sounded and still the Earl did not
leave the Count's loom. Dinner was
served he did not appear at the ta
ble. Greatly distressed and afraid,
Evelyn waited until nine o'clock,
when a message came down to tell her
that he had gone to his room and
would dine alone.
"I must go up, Griggs," sho said
truly; "my father cannot be well."
"My lady," he paid, "the Earl was
firm on that. He will see no one, not
yven you to-night."
The intimation astounded her, and
yet had been expected. Destiny spoke
lo her plainly since the day the Count
hud come to Melbourne Hall. For
-.l'.-t el."? had It been but Destiny
wh'cli brought her face to face with
'his man in London, sent her ulmosi
r.lo his aims nnd tevealod her name
to hlr.i? But for that chance encoun
ter, hor secret might, have remained
her own to the end. She did not fear
hor secret now, but a great mystery
the otory of her lather's life (she knew
not what it might be), told abroad to
ilie world, to his hharae and her own.
Sal In vain had she lived those years
of a clo3o intimacy with one who could
not so much as bear the word "youth"
mentioned in his presence. There had
been a past In the Earl's life, of thai
:he was convinced and this man. she
said, had come to the Manor to ac
cuse him. It remained for her tc
take up arms against him she, my
Lady Evelyn, the recluse, the captlvp
of a selfish idea.
And that was In her mind already
the personal Issue, between herself
ind the Count. She would not shrink
10111 it, although she realized Its
"Not Evelyn, but Etta," she said
'yes, yes, and that is Destiny also
nd now the world Is all before me
nd I am alone."
Alone! Trulv so, for my Lady Eve
n know not one In all the world to
vhom she might speak in that hour
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Beginning Friday, October 31st Don't Miss It!
The Mam Stobe '
62nd Anniversary Sale
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Friday's the opening day don't forget! Take an early car to Toledo to
The Lion Store, or motor in; it will pay you big!
Presenting our friends and customers with all New Merchandise of Certi-
aed First Quality at the lowest prices of the year as "Birthday tokens of
genuine good will."
Here are a few of the many big attractions:
Fashionable Wool and Velvet Dresses, $30
Usual $45 to $60 Dresses.
Plain and Fur Trimmed Coats, $39.50
Silvertone, Tinseltonc and Velour Coats.
Ungava Seal (Sealskinette) Coats, $63.75
Ordinarily Priced $75 to $89.50.
Fashionable New York Hats, $4.95
From WMl-Kiiowii Millinery Artist.
Women's Sorosis Shoes, $5.48 and $7.45
Ordinarily Priced $1.50 to $2 More.
Silk Jersey Petticoats, $4.50 and $6.50
Ordinarily Priced $6.50 and $8.
Extra Size Silk Petticoats, $8
Ordinarily Priced $9.50 to $10.
New Gcorgeite and Crepe de Chine Blouses, $4.95
Usual $5.95, $7.50 and $8.50 Blouses.
"Dove Brand" Lingerie Nightgowns, $1.98 and
Fink Satin Camisoles, 98c, $1.49 and $1.98
AHWool Cheviots, $2.95
A Superior $6 Quality.
"Tiss Me" Dolls, $1.98
Usually Priced $3.
Fancy Turkish Towels, 50c
Bed Spreads, $3 to $7.75
Plaid Dress Silks, $2.48
Cuctomary $3.50 Quality
5-Piece Nappie Sets, 95c
Regular $1.25 Sets.
H. & W. Brassieres and Bandeaux, 59c
Five Different Models Priced Ordinarily 69c and up
Women's Stratton Union Suits, $1.19
All Perfect $1.50 and $1.75 Garments.
Women's Silk Top Union Suits, $2.69
Usual $3 and $3.25 Garments.
1 ,800 Late New York Shirts, $1.65
Not a Shirt Worth Less Than $2.
1,200 Pairs Men's Lisle Socks, 23c
"Slight Irregulars" of 35c and 50c Socks.
Men's Ribbed Union Suits, $1.65
Usual $2 Suits.
Men's Blue Mottled Union Suits, $2.35
"Slight Irregulars" of $3 Quality.
Women's Mercerized Stockings, 39c
"Slight Irregulars" of 69c Quality.
Women's Pure Silk Stockings, $1.49
"Slight Irregulars" of Higher Priced Hose.
All Linen Pattern Cloths, $8.50 to $12
22-Inch All Linen Napkins to Match, Doz. $10.
Savory Roaster, $1.29
Men's Flannel Pajamas,- $1.98
Green Gold Mesh Bags, $4.95
Boys' Wool Sweaters, $3.25
40-Inch Crepe de Chine, $1.95
A Favorite $2.50 Quality.
All Linen Napkins, Doz. $10
P Regularly Priced $12.50 to $15
"'Boys' and Girls' Books, 29c
Ronks in Demand at 35c and c
Tiffany NeverrWind Clocks, $15
Stores Throughout the Country Sell These for $20.
Glove Fitting Corsets, $1.98
Weil-Known Makes Usually Priced $2,50 to $7.
Famous Sheffield Reproductions in Silverware, $5
Original Prices Up. to $10.
New. Ne tNeckwear, $1.29
In Fashion Demand Today at $1.50 and $1.75.
48-Inch Velour Du Nord Velvet, $6.50
Superior $8.50 Quality.
1 apestry and Velour Table Runners, $2.98
Worth Today $4.
New Round Plush Pillows, $2.98
They Sell in Regular Stock for $4.50.
Two-Quire Box Stationery, 75c
Ordinarily Priced $1.
Pound Paper and 50 Envelopes, 59c
The Usual Good 75c Quality Paper.
Shetland Mesh Drape Veils. 79c
Usual $1, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 Qualities.
Men's and Women's Silk Warp Umbrellas, $3.95
The "Sample" Handles Alone Worth That Price
2 to 10-Year Outing Sleepers, 98c
9-Volume Set of Kipling, $6.75
New "Boston Bags," $3.45 and $4.45
Navy Serge Dresses. $16.95 -
Usual $19.75 to $25 Dresses.
All-Wool French Serge, $2.95
Customary Fine $3.50 Quality
Boys' Mackinaws, $9.75
new uress Aprons, $1 .69 AJjf m 1 1 -
Usual $2.25 Runnnlnw Anrnns ArF il I1' 'Wc''(-'
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Fine Filet Net Curtains. $3.95
TTsunl $5 nnrl RS 95 Put-lninc
Beacon Blankets, $5.50 to $&75
Indian Blankets, Traveling and Auto Rugs, Bath
Robe Blankets, etc j
Boys' "Double Wear" Two trouser Suits, $10.95
Turkish Towel Bath Sets, $1.25
One Larke Fancy Towel With Two Wash Cloths.
met net Curtains, Z.b
Well Worth Today $4.25 to $4.50.
New Marquisette Curtains, $2.39
Tdday's Price Is $4 the Pair.
Majestic Carpet Sweeper, $1.98
Glass Mixing Bowl Sets, 95c
Sets of 5 Bowls Regularly Priced $1.25.
Wear-Ever Aluminum Sauce Pans, 95c
Plain Taffeta and Fancy Hairbow Ribbons, 29c
Usually 60c to 80c the Yard.
Distinctive Table Lamps, $15.95
Limited Number Well Worth $22.50 to $25.
IdM fairs Mens Cashmere
iFnish Socks, 23c
5 Pairs, $1.
Oil Opaque Window Shades,
Silk Tassels, 25c, 35c, 45c
Priced 35c, 50c, 60c and 75c.
Heavy Black Satin Duchess,
2040 Pairs Women's Pure thread Silk Stockings,
flight Irregulars" of $3 Quality Silk Stockings.
French Kid Gloves. $2.45
Genuine $3 and $3.50 Imported "Jouvin" and Other
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