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THE ARGUa SATUiiDAY. SEPTEMBER 14, 1895.
f AN ACQUAINTANCE.
Ona earning In Atijut tho dillscnco
from ?- anstaiit stoptv-d on the road below
tho Scnncnsclicin hotel tit Enffrlljcrg to
lit i!ovn V.vo i:a.iiwiBcrs, a tflll, d:irk
young man f:f distinguished dnnicaucr,
with a decreet luoUintf person of the un
nilttaknljlo vultt typo In attendance.
The r'oniifiischiin visitor, awaiting tho
. tnMn il'h'iti-, wiTi-ai Si rnlilclon the fc'rraco
In front -f tli hntrl. Tho nrwenmcr, fin
Jin t'ifife M way through tlioin with A
Viuht. awinyiiis fti'p, wns tho olijoct nt
many iiirinns p linns, rsiwuifiJly from
ft inliiiiic i yrs. Il.imlfioiiio yming men of
mi miiitr tll-tlnrtitin mil nUentti tl l.y .-.!-rfr.
nr- tint iiur.iwin at r'v.iss nuiutit.ilii r?
Hrt. A fT'i:ii of l.uiii g Miib.J tufji U:cr
l.-niy Hunter ut:d Hon. AIri IN 2;-son,
vith tln-ir respective daugiitcrj llni.io und
An:)- itiidir-J lilinwlth R;vnt attention.
Tir-y tiluaijcd tn tho tlajs v.'LjS'j trliioi
Iiul lhliiJ of opiratioa nro fvrtia licttlt
liuth families had lived much cl.ronil, tho
Kiris speaking several languages with nu
tivo fluency. They wore frlemla, na Irinh
landlord!) a:nl tenants might bo between
wlium qucstl-maof proprlriorsl.lp In spo
propurty arc liul.l'j tonrlsu. The ladles
li.i n puzzled to decliio tho stranger's
lialinnality. Though l.o l.;oki.il furrifin,
tin ro wan mitiK-thiiiK Kiislili in his n:iit
ami manner. Tho entry In tho visitors
biHik next iinirriln,' ("tiled tlio mrltrr,
"M. In Vlfimiti! ilo Itiiicviilu it (lunuis
tl'iur, r.irls. "
Am vi.'.-ount with a vrrlfjing
Jli iitiilt t i n; jiral to ill thu cum: would
Ji.ivn lie, ii muni hat i.ifai'tn:', hut neither
tho Ilui.ttrs tier l'mrson had Insular
! juill'i h, l.rjoml iiiMw;s:diig a certain
niiinuiit uf ni rviiiiS dread of a barman
"tiii.iv.:.r .." The latter fecll lift iiiadu them
h'-ital" tn make tho vicomte's accjtmiut
nii'ia wliilu tliey eiidi'uvortid to uhtsia
t iri 'a r iitfuri.'iutii.'ii through t' usual ho
t, i ehaiini.!:'. i.'i:.cri.t!on, Iiutvewr, had
i,.,t Im-n vainly written on thu luic;:i:ioiits
,i t!.i' i.ajinle'H vuli t, uud tho wiliest k
tin t' iu;ili! fmri.l him uu;i) ji-.iiuliabli!.
.Mraiir.'Siilo iui Hi npiiiinn l.i tho Son
v.. iiMiiirhl v.nr; l:;.;ilil:i:i;:.-i on tho point
tiiat M. do illu'n lii::n:irrj vvero as
ill-.ilii;'ii:slicil mi Uin IikjUi ami lioro t!io
l.i. ,t social t.taiiip. Caution and rescrvo
had .a liar.l Ktruiiyla to hold their own with
tie.) liuiit' r i i.i'il IVarsoii.i, especially as
M. do linisvilh) showed unmlstakablu
timuIi wi ll I, n il signs of mli-siro toinnUu
tho KiiIIbU ladies' ncquaintnnec. Wero
tin y who hail lived hut to grasp tho skirts
if Kiieii chanees now losing the best up
pi rtuiiily which hail ever como within
their rmcl.r Whllo ltesitating, the two
mutliiTs krpt th,.-o watch on oncli other.
Knur er 11 vo ilnjs had pushed when Amy
l'earso:i ran brc-athlebnly Into hcrmother'ti
rouiii i.:io nsiiri.ing.
'Thu liuiiters hare feund out boiuu
Iluw? WLyf" JIis. Tenrson's cscitc
UH nt equaled her dattliter'ii.
'I unw !;.!'! fi:!i:in.'j t- I. do B ilsvillr
In thu wiiihIs jui-t now!"
'(lond .Taeiuus! And they havo kopt
It Fi er. t Ouiii lis! What mennnesjl Hut
I will be even with Murl.i TTunter, fur ull
Minrtly afterward Mm. I'earson hntl an
interview with the brad waiter hhort, but
hn-.itefslii.il. In t'm evening nho dill not
neeiipy her usual plaeo lit dinner opponltu
the iluntirs. Sim and Auiyrntnt tho
other end of the tub Jo, with M. (io lkjU
vlllo In twivti t'lrin.
'ilin liuntir-. on takinq tijlr scats,
were first nvvarn of tho cluiupi; anil wi ra
naturally lilii.d v. itiihur:iii-o and riiacrin.
"Tim lYmMUM havu foui.d out wine
1 1 1 1 1 1 n . " ltiisin riilaiini d, ' and I was so
( hilling with tlio man this iti'iriiin-r when
lai piekeil up '"' sl.rlrl.UH.k in tho woods."
Shu c.-kit n viiulii tlvu i;hineo nt Amy, who
was bein rm tiling hut chilling to thu
vleotiite r.t the moment.
"It will bn easy to correct thn mistake,
dear, mill the suini'T you do it tho better.
Tim I'i nrsons b.ivo fnutnl out n-miethinit
very satisfactory. Trust Caroline l'earsou
fur tlint!" aiil I.aity Hunter. " Vou must
bo politu In M. lie- lloisville in tho draw
ing room alter dinner and Intrmluco him
On tho bask of false ns.iuinptlon, which
lilnys sin h a l. ailinj; part in life's transac
tions, tlio Ktruhi for the vlcunito beuan
that ovetiine. The Hunters nnd IVarstms
wrrii tut evenly metehed tlii.t tiio contest,
men entered on, en, -a (Mil nil tlirlr atten
tion. Dnulit, rant ion anil reserve wero
completely alandi:ied. What m i d to hark
bark on them? K.aeh party felt absolute
trust In tin worldly wisdom and discriiol
nation of the other.
Tho stndeiitsof humanity less respect
fully called uoysips whoabounded ill tho
hotel, went observant from tho U'trlnniiiR.
Tin- vli-omtn seemed ductility itself In tho
hands of tl,o rival mothers nnd responded
Willi polite alacrity to every ruse which
threw him into tho society of tlio rival
daughter. Tho fact that bo only upoks
Kieni h made no OiiTereiux) in cither case.
both L'lrls -leaking thr.t lannuatfo ns lltl
i iilly as their mother toiiRiie. Tho liattlo
luel varying fortunes. For somo timo tho
i!iariH-st observation failed todctoet f bal-
iwue in tlthtr direction. After a fort
nti;lit. Iinnevi r, tho opinion that victory
was Im lining to tho Hunter girl began
Mrs. l'i arson could not shut hireyos to
tli'J hltu:iii' n. t)no hnlH.' kept hemp. Tliis
hope ci iiti-nd i:i a yiun Kiili'-lunan,
John Vnva.-our. lie had Ui-n supposed.
in. tl.e prtvio-.is spriny, at Cannes, to lio
rnpaKcu to i.em Hunter. The nfljlr.
however tlirouuh mi fault of Ijidy Hunt
er's had nut lxvn finally settled, objec
tions having come from tho Vavasour
family. Aloeiicc bad not obliterated the
impression made by liwi-j's big blue eyes
on VavaMiur's Kiart. l!is appearaiicu ut
J-.iig. Ilier, initriit re lisiLcd for any d;iy.
The arrangement had ln:i mailu befnro
tho ndvint of M. do IV'isville. ami thouah
It now werjiicn travuy on xjsciy Hunter
could not, lor uu.ny reasons, bo canceled.
No element of doubt c.r lusitatio:i. how
ever, added complications to luly llunt-r-r
ur.ca.-ini'ss. Jehu Vavasour was lu.t
n lir!lli:u:t parti like the vicemto. In such
a siiuatb.ua mi-thcr might sigh, but never
Neverthclrfs Mrs. IVarson, from her
point of view, foresnw dramatic psihil
lties in John Vavascur's appcaranco on
tho senne. Her delight was unfeigned
when the lung desired wont hapii'm-d one
afleriuH n. Tlio tim, could nut havo been
more opportune, tmlythat morning Lady
Hunter had scored l,cr prcatcst triumph.
She and Ko.-ic, nitu tho vleonitr, had set
nut at an eaiiy hour on an excursion to
Irs. Pearson and Amy, la the absence
of the Hnnters, did tho honors of Engcl
bcrg and warmly welcomed Vavasour.
Ho was put au courant of all the lxal
news, M. da Boisvllio naturally figuring
prominently In It. Naturally, too, tho at
tract! vo foreigner aroused his strongest in
terest, 'lho l'earsou a did full justice to
tlio viemito'c powers of fascination. No
weak jealousy mado them luWilmizo Ito
sio's evident conquest of the Frenchman.
John Vavasour heard nothing but thd'
troth it w.-vi his misfortune rather than
the! fault If it rankled.
Thn rankll i process became very evi
dent in tho drawing mom artr dinner.
Tho rrcursinninfs had not returned. Va
vasour's ill. traction of mind ami unensi
ncss wi ro unconcealed. Aft.-r fiiigeting
fur som time bo finally jumped up and
went i.ut on tho ternc.i. From the end
tha road winding tip to tho hotel showed
clearly In tho inontilight.
Jut as the iirst sounds of a carriage ap-pnvichir-g
tho hotel reached thn drawing
loom Vavasour rcappcar;il Thero was a
curiius change In his f ice, though be in
qulnil, with liflectid Indifference:
"What other mr.n, besides tho Vicomto
do IJoisvillu, was with thu Trubsto party?"
"No other man," said Mrs. Pearson.
"XIavsyou seen tlnnif Arc they coining;"
" Yes; 1 rav tho carrlagcon the road bo
low. J)j liolsvillo is dark, with straight,
strongly mnrkod cyebrowsf
That is ho," said Jlrs. Pearson. "Very
foreign looking ns to tlio fare. His man
ner and his tailor nro more Knglish."
T'ndor tl.o clrcumstaiiccs John Vava
sour's undoubted peculiarity of speech and
expression seemed natural, though tho
Pearsons wero puzzled to detect tho feel
ing that prompted it. Was ho jealous or
piqucdl' How would ho uni t the Hunters?
Ilo vu nut likely to lanki! a scene, but
neither wns ho a man to w ilk captive in
tho train of n triumphant rival. Tho sttu
alioLi cuuld hardly fail to have interesting
John Vavasour faced It at c.neo with
chnrarteribtia determination. When tho
Trulitco party tutored tiio hall from their
carriage, ho steed tliero to Krot't them.
Both laothi r and daughter instantly rec
ognized tho importance of tlio moment.
No surprise ha'l overtaken them; they wuro
fully cijnipp'.'d with tliei.rinorof forewarn
iug. Lady Huntcr'd motherly inuiuiiir was
uiicluingi il, except for a subtle shado of
ditlerenco as Ivtwi-en universal and par
ticular l.iotiii iliin'fs. Hoslc's composed
greeting was a triumph in its way tho
siuilo and outstretched hand apparently us
of old, ni:d yet ho-.v ciuciaily dillcreiit!
Plain words might havo conveyed to a-
vasuur more cnarsidy, but nvt more clear
ly, that nil was changed since tho parting
in tho Cannes railway station, not many
months before; changed, too, since tho
dispatch of a charming missive, which
boro an I.ugollieig postmark not yet a
JI. do Hoisvillo had politely passed on
during tho inurcli.nigo of greetings, and
Vavasour had not been brought faro to
fa jo with his successful rival. Lady Hunt
er, however, h::d said to tho latter at part
ing: "Au rcvoir! Wo shall meet again In tho
drawing room, nnd you must tell mo nil
your news, the dear old homo news from
Kngland. Wo havo had no dinner and nro
starving.. Wo r.ro going todlnowith M
do lioisvllh'. You must know him. I
shall Introduce you after dinner. Ho is
quite charm In ;r."
Tho suggestion of a Krncefully dealt
coup do Kruno in her ladyship's words bad
not Is'on lott on John Vavasour. Tho
Pearsons had necessarily missed tho meet
ing In tho hall. They wero ablo to form
3 vary at;curato gtics of what had occur
red, however, when Vavasour joined them
in the drawing room as they sat thero
with Lnly I ranter. They had nut expect
ed such prompt action on the Hunters'
part. Mrs. Pearson realised with a sharp
pang wliHto complete triumph of Rosio it
meant. Tho vii omt.) must havo nil but
declared himself. John Vavasour had
como too late to create even complication
or dun I it. for nt that moment, while Va
vasour sat with tlieiii, ralin, but pale, Ko-
sln wns walking outsido in tho moonlight
with tho vicomto, tho young people having
gone out on thn terrace from the dining
room, allowing I.mly Hunter to join the
party In tho drawing room alono.
I hope Miss Hunter is not kept In her
room by fatigue," John avasotir had
formally said to Lady Huuter, who had
then explained her absence with somewhat
Mrs. Pearson wns not in an amiable
mood naturally enough. It was hard, con
sidering tho numerical disproportion of
tho rexes, that Kosiu should have had a
choice of two i.ien, and to tho ousting of
Amy. avnsour s position, instead of ex.
citing compassion in Mrs. Pearson's
breast, moved her in the other direction
Sim showed a decided disposition to turn
the conversation on tho vicomtc "rub
him in." as is were.
"Who Is M. do IJolsville?" Vavasour In
quired at loft.
"You must henr Lady Hunter's do
miciled on tho subject," said Mrs. Pear
son. with a meaning sniilo. "Mino would
hardly do htm justice."
Lady Hunter was not to lie drawn. She
mcrvly responded by saying that she
would presently Introduce tho vicomto to
I have Ix-i'n a good deal in French so
ciety this year," Vavasour remarked.
was staying with Woodtuwn nt tiio em
bassy. His fa:her is the embassador to
Paris, you know, and bis mother is
Frenchwoman. Does your friend know
the rmhassy people?"
He knows every one, all the right peo
ple, so many of our friends. Of course, lie
knows tho Forrests in Paris," Lady Hunt
'Ho has cftcn spoke of Lord Wood
town," struck In Amy, "and seems quite
intimate with him."
"Oh, Indeed!'' exclaimed Vavascur.
Tho peculiar dryness of his tnno escaped
observation, for just at tho moment Kosio
nnd the vicomto passed on tho terrace.
Tho face of the latter, happening to bo
turned toward the hotel, was caught by the
light of the electric lamp on tho veranda.
It showed .jtiitc clearly to the party in the
"That Is M. de Eolsvillc," Lady Hunter
said to Vavasour, "not a man to be easily
forgotten. Vo you remember to havo met
" Yes; I do recognize the face, " said Va
"I)o yoa knowhim?" Something In tho
speaker's voice and manner made tho in
quiry como sharply from Lady Hunter.
Tho Pearsons looked at him also with
"Yes; I know that mnn."
The f Igtiitlcanco of his voice was now
The ladies started. Lady Hunter hastily
exclaimed: "What do you wcanf What
do yon know?"
'That man" Vavasour spoko wlih
great deliberation " is not a French
"Nonsense!" Lady Hunter Interrupted,
Willi a laufjh of relief. ' ILato UlM douUt
on that subject. Yon havo mistaken tho
"The question ' easily decided." Va
vasour rose abnptly from his chair.
"Might I ask yon to como with mo to the
terrace, lddics? Fiay be calm. Lady Hunt
er. I havo no wish to make a cccno.
Thero is uo need to do so."
Tiio Pearsons, surprised and expectant
after all, something was about to result
from John avasour's appearance on tho
scene and Lady Hunter, vaguely alarm
ed, followed Vavasour to tho frracc. Tbo
party had It almost to themselves, owing
to tho lato hour.
Vavasour, going in advance, paused un
der tho electric lamp to survey tho ter
race. W ere not two figures apparent in
the distance? Ho waved his hand toward
them. "They oro coming," ho exclaimed
in a moment. "Thcr have seen mo. I
cannot sec them just now. They are hid
den in the shadow of the buildings."
What was going to happen? Lady Hunt
er felt distinctly uneasy. Tho Pearsons
thrilled with expectancy. Tho situation
was sensational. The time, the plass. the
waiting, with all eyes turned in the same
direction, gavo it an indefinable air cf
At last a ficuro clowl" emerged from tho
darkness ono only. No others followed!
Kosio alono appeared la the light walking
Tho scene which ensued was ilr.mir.tic
enough to satisfy tbo most highly pitched
expectancy. John Va va? our mndo his ex
planation. Ho knew tho man well, his
striking nppearanco making identification
easy and sure. Da Hoisvillo was an as
sumed, nime. Tho supposed vicomto was
no I- renehmnn, but en Englishman.
Hero Lady Hunter and Mrs. Pearson
broke in, appealing to each other simul
taneously. "Hut surely you- can contraJict this?
You know all about thu man."
Then tho worst camo to light, the appall
ing discovery of their mutual and mis
placed trust in each other's knowledge.
Panic seized on the ladies, and they rushed
forthwith to tho moot despernto conclu
sions. Tho mnn was a bagman, a valet,
a burglar cr worse. Tho case was too
dreadful for tho Pearsons to exult at hav
ing their rivals' supposed triumph turned
into tuch crushing disaster. For them,
too, tho niTr.ir was horrible. All tho days
and hours padfjil in tho wretch's society
wero awful to think of. Itoslo s faltering
account of what had occurred on tho ter
race rjavo tho finishing stroke to the situa
tion. Tho man, she now knew, hail dis
appeared lit unco on recognizing Vavasour
on tho veranda.
"Ho had tho Impertinence to say an ro-
vo'.rruho left," llcsie wound up, with a
catch in hor li.-.nth nnd a shudder.
"1 don't think he will trouble you again
You may l.inko your mind easy on that
point, Mi PS Hunter. The man will not
reappenr," said Vavasour decisively.
"Who U he? What is tho mystery? Is
it something dreadful? i or heaven's sake,
explain," chorused the ladies.
Vavasour waj human. Ho had been
ruthlcsfly thrown over for tliis hotel ac-
iiuatnta :i-o, this supposed French noble
man. Ilo may havo been actuated by a
desire to p::::ljh the Hunters in some w.-.y
hy not l-cirg explicit, cr did ho wish to
spi:re them t he horror of some phaslly revo
latio::r At n;,y rate, ho would glvo no fur
ther information. i.ntreat:es, persua.--li.ns,
even tearj 0:1 Kosia's part, wero iu vain.
The man was not what hu tad ri present
ed r.ltnse.r to lie. Hut no harm hud been
dim. The Indies would probably never
seo him again.
Ner.t morning tho news of the Do Hols-
vlllo affair ran liho wildflro through tho
hotel and naturally lost nothing in the
As Vavasour had predicted, tho sup
pos-d vicomto did not reappear, but van
lshed witii L la supnesed servant, an ac
complice, uo dauiit either lato at night
or er.rly in tho morning, gosflp could not
discover which from tho hotel. The au
tliorities cf tho hotel management main
tained rctlccnco end expressed nbsolute
IgnoraiKo of .any imposition in tiio affair.
Tho visitors, especially tho women, wero
absolutely certain that ono of tho greatest
criminals ul tho age had been secretly. In
their midst and shuddered to think of tho
various escapes from murder, robbery nnd
personal violence they must havohtid. Tho
II outers wero made tho victims of an in
tense sympathy. At the sumo timo both
they and tho Penrsuns were blamed se
verely for having been the ehli f mc.-.r.s of
giving tho man a prominent position in
tho hotel society. They should, with their
fuller opportuuitles, havo known better.
especially as it row appeared thnt every
one elso had nil througn suspected tha im
All kinds of theories regarding Dcliois
vlllo Hoarcd clxiut, none being too wild or
improbable for acceptance. Vavasour was
tlio great center of interest, though tho
part ho played in tho matter wns only
known very indistinctly to tho gossips.
Neither word nor hint could, howover, bo
extracted from him toward any further so
lution of tho mystery.
In tho painful awkwardness of the situ
ation the Hunters took tho most natural
course open to them retreat-
John Vavasour was seated in the veran
da. enjoying coffee and a solitary cigantto,
when the carriage to bear away the Hunt
ers drew up at thn hotel door. His faro
was t'.iH'pl.v thoughtful; his him Js absently
folded and refolded a letter ho hail been
reading rereading, for ho had rcceivid it
on awaking in t.10 morning.'
"I shall bo half over tho Joeh pass be
fore you get this. By all my pids, old
rhap, I swore td savo you from the pretty
little campaigner and hcrmotiior. Voila,
mc,:i i::i;i, it is done. If the pricessof open
lng your eyes was pain:ul, iieiicvc me, you
will git over it. Tho end juttili. the
means, and, by Jove, t he Jekyll and Hydo
business was sport. My dual nationality
came in gloriously. Pity ou did not meet
Do Ikjisville. r-uch a capital fellow;
worth two or three of Woodtown any day.
The l!av- in tho affair is that I could Rot
sco the denouement. For which am I
mo! gencmlly taken anarchist, thief or
Ionian? Peor .dcthcr Hunter! Poor lit
tle Iiosie! Hut one docs not pity tho spider
who falls to eaten the dear old saving
your presence stupid fly. I leave myself
entirely in your hands. Tell all or noth
ing, nt your own discretion. Adieu. Au
revoir at Grindoiwald."
Would he cr would Uo not tell? Vava
sour pondered the subject carefully. His
eyes had been ojicuod. The operation had
not been wanting in pain. Ho now saw
tho Hunters iu their real characters and
fully understood the deceit and baseness
in their treatment cf him Hu was not
vindictive. They deserved some punish
ment, but it wculd be too much to leave
them under the terrible impression of hav
ing been the victims of an impostor who
was a deep dyed villain cf sumo kind or
other. To know tho real truth would be
The Indies had token their placcsln the
carriage when ho jumped up from bia
eat and come quickly forward. Lady
Hunter looked sadly crertfallon. Rosio was
quite palo and dejected.
I did not tell you nil thnt I knew last
night." Vavasour addressed Lady Hunter
quickly, tho horses being about to start.
"The man was not M. do Boiiville, not
a French vicomto. Hu is an English vis
count. Lord Forrest's sun, Woodtown an
incorrigible, practical joker. I dure say
you havo heard cf him."
Tbo plunging, impatient horses wonld
be no longer restrained. Tho expression
on tho ladies' faces as they wero whirled
away long remained vividly impressed on
Vavasour's memory. London Truth.
A KIM CMMVtlip.
A yjtinjr pontlcman at chnreh enn-
ieivod a most smlden and. violent tias-
sinn for a ynni:g lady in tho next pew,
end felt desirous of outcring into a
eonrtship 011 tho spot, but the place not
saiting a formal declaration the exigen
cy Kaircsted tho following plan : He
politely banded his fair neighbor a Bi
ble, open, vith a piu stuck iu tho fol
lowing text second epistlo of John,
verso 5: "And now I beseech thee,
Ltdy, not as though I wrote a now com
mandment unto thee, but that which
wo had from the beginning, that we
iovo 0110 cnothcr. She returned it with
tho following surond chapter of Rath,
verse 10: "Then riio fell on her face
and bowed herself to tho frronnd, and
gaid unto him, why havo I found Trace
in thiuo eyes, that thou shrmldst tnko
notice of mo, seeing I am a stranger?"
Ho returned tho liook, pointing to
verso 12of tho third opistlo of John,
Havms many wings to wruo onto
yon, I wonld not write with paper and
ink, bat I tmst to como unto yon and
speak f;K-o to face. " From the abovo in
terview tho marriaRO took place the
coming week. Scottish American.
Who Can Answer This Conundrum?
In tho memoirs of Baron Stockmar is
a note by his son, the editor of the
work, iu theso words:
"There were not wanting instances
of sliamrlessness against which he hud
to defend himself. A rich Englishman,
an author and member of parliament,
called upon him 0:10 day and promised
to give him 10,000 if ho would farther
his petition to tlio qnecu for a peeraRa
Stockmar replied: 'I will now go into
the next room iu order to rivo yon time.
If upon niy return I still find yoa hero
I shall havo yon turned out by the serv
Very creditable, of conrse, to Stock
mar, considering his circumstances and
position. Tho incident occurred in the
early forties apparently, and there were
cot many rich Englishmen at that pe
riod who wero both "authors and mem
tiers of parliament." But I am not
aware that anybody has as yet identi
fied tho would bo corrupter of tho im
maculate baron. Who conld he have
been? And did ho get his peerage in the
end? London World.
A Kentucky War Story.
An old Confederate soldier said ro-
contly: "I rcnioiubor an occasion where
a colored man, a body servant to Gen
eral Forrest, Fared his lifo. Tho gener
al had broken two swords, and the serv
ant rushed forward and handed him
another to defend himself with. This
occurred at Sacramento, a littlo vill.igo
in McLean comity, and the combat was
with John Williams, tho grandfather
of Joli 11 Mclutire, the artist, who lived
in Owcnsboro for somo time. Sir. - Wil
liams was a gallant Federal soldier.
who had served in tho Mexican war and
made a good fight Ho fonght so well
that General Forrest paroled him and
accompanied him to his home in the
neighborhood and asked bis wife to
bind np his wonud and caro for him.
saying that so brave a man deserved the
best of care and attention. " Owens-
boro (Ky. ) Inquirer.
An Early Betrothal.
In tho early days of California the
daiiRhters of tho Lngo9 wens sonjrht in
marriaso by tho best families of tha
6tato. It was a boast that thev were
cveu conrtf-cl in the cradle, ns vchen the
young officer. Colonel Icnacio Vallejo,
bcintf in Sau Lnis ObisK ou tho occa
sion of tho birth of a rl.mphter to tho
Lngos, oskexl licr father for tho hand of
the day old haby. provided when the
timo camo to turn II tho contract tho so-
norita should he willing. Tliis seeniing
ly alisiird betrothal took place Tho
child grew up to bo an intelligent as
well as attractive young woman, mar
rierl her betrothed and became the
mother of many children, anions them
Mariano Gnadalnpo Vallejo. Overland
Portrait of Commodore MacDonnngh.
A recent addition to tho portrait cal
lory of tho navy department is a rare
old o;l portrait of Commodore MacDou-
onfrh, the naval hero who rendered Perry
valuable assistance in his memorable
engagements on the lakes iu the war of
1812. The portrait is (he work of Jar
vis and is owned by ouo of the old
families of Charleston, S. C. Assistant
iKiTctary McAdoo saw it ou a recent
visit to that city and brought it back
with liiiu to Washington with a view to
its purcha.se by the government, as a
companion piece to the portrait of Com
modore Perry, now iu tho navy depart
ment gallery. Washington Star.
Slow to Tumble.
She had now become desperate.
"Votir family has a grand name," be
"I wcnld prefer almost any other,"
she rejoined with a promptness suffi
cient to suggest that she had given the
subject thought. .
After a timo she sat as one in a trance,
nnd wondered what would be the chances
of his tumbling if a wheat elevator were
to precipitate itself upon him. Detroit
A Dandy Machioa
Cnttomer That is a queer looking
Bicycle Dealer Latest thing cut.
Called the "Chicago tandem." You
tee. in case of a divorce it can be re
modeled into two first class wheels at a
very small coat Cincinnati Enquirer.
A Physician Talks.
THE REMARKABLE STORY AND
AFFIDAVIT OF DR. LEWIS
Afllctcsl Witti Paralysis for Twenty
In Teat A Caw or World YVtoa
(fVom the PhiladrTjthia Timrt.)
Lewis D. Bluadin wis born in '41 al
Itriihrrwnter, Pa., and is now a resident ol
llulutevillc same state. He went through
tin- war as lirivate. serceant and hi.spilul
steward of Company l". 2Mb Pa. Voln.nti.frs.
As a result ot an attacs ot tvpiumt lever in
a., his kidneys b;-cam aticcted nnd this
finnllv develnned intn utiinnl disticp. which
lasted" through his army service. In 'ct he
was mustered out and entered JeCerm n
Medical College. I'hila.. as a studeut from
which he prjiluated two years Liter. The
remainder of the story is best tjld in his own
"One dav. aft?r I had srrailuatrd. I wsa
lying on a'sjfa at my home in Mansyunk,
wiu-a I f.-lt a old seusation in my lower
limbs as though the blood had rnddcnly left
them. When I tried to move thtm 1 ra
aorriSei at the discovery that I was para
lyzed from lay hijis to uiy toes. The paral
ysis was complete end a pin or a jiir.ih oi
the Mesh caused no pain. J rt tiM not move
a muscle. I called 111 lr. illiam . Tudd,
of Philadelphia. . lie made cn exknte-tive
examination of niv case, and aiiiiounetd
thnt my trouble was caused be iufjimnitv
inn of the spinal cord, and that 1 weald
likely haw another struke ef paralysis. I
consulted IV. I. W. Gross and lr. l'ami est
sf Jetfermn College, Philadelphia, and l!r
Morehouse, of Philadelphia, with the htuuc
"Oae day last September I dee;i!.vi to trv
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
I had always been troubled with a suit of
vcrtiio after my first stroke of paralysis te
sui'li an extent that when I nt mil i f my
bed iny hi-ad would swim and I had liit'ri
catty in saving myself from falling. My
appetite was bd, diirestivc organs ruined
ta t no assimilation of food. In additien ti
mv maav other ailmmits, rhrumalism held
a prominent place. !tv the time 1 had lini.-h-el
th; first Imx of Pink I'ills I was reoipara-
tivcly fr.- frnm these minor ills. I'li-.-t cnt
ail wnuld disappear, then nnether mitil ;hr
pilli ?at ta work upon th foundation nunc
of my trouble paral y sis. Before I hud
taken" the si boxes of pills, I wnssittircinuiy
ch'iir one afternoon, when I felt a eurieu'f
sensation in my lcftf.iot. Vpnn mresticatii 1.
I f mad it had flexed, or in oilier Words, iie
eime movable, nnd I conld move it. l'mni
that time on my improvement was st -aily em;
it nui n it Ion? oeture 1 was wslkin); arnr.in.
on crutches with little or na diseemfurt. I
w.n three years before tRkim; i'ink ri'l
that I had been able t. nse the cnitchrs ni
any time; and I feci sure that Pink Pilb
hav? dune me mure tjmiil than all the dortnrs
and all the medicine in the eo-.mtrv and n
they are not costly I can easily aCord the
Swora to befuri me this l.'lli dar of Ulay
16S3. Ueoucs IIackison, A'ot.'I'ublie.
a. o. ouaasixi. a. v. coubllv.
Connelly 2c Connelly,
Attorneys at Law.
Office round floor, over Kilefcell A LrndpN
tank. Mima to loan.
Jackson & Hurst,
Attorneys at Law.
Offlne In Koch Island National Bank hnlldlnf
a. o. swaaaav.
O. Im walkbb.
8vreeney k Walker,
Attorneys and Councillors at Law
Ode In Den(tno'li Block.
Charles J. Searle,
Attorney at Law.
Lreal hnnlnees of al! klnde BiomBtlv attmMo
ti, slate. attorney of nock island eoanty
OJlce. hoatoflle Block.
McEniry & McEnlry,
Attorneys at Law.
Loan money oa good cenrtty: mac? eoDec
dona. tiferonee, Mitchell Lvndo, banaora.
OBiee. I'oatoraco Block.
Drack &: Kernr.
Architects and Superintendents.
Room ! i X C J Batldlnc, cor Third avenae
and Nmeteentn eire-l.
Geo. P. Stauduhar,
ilsris ati.1 anpertntewlenra for all claw of
Ba'.Minsa. Ko-jdob S-l and (5, all tc noli A kynde
linuajnc- nn eievamr.
Dr. W. H Ludewig
Specialist of Eye, Ear
Nose and Throat.
f -triee In Treemsn's new balMIng, corner "ev1
entecnin nrcci ana lotra arenoe, boea isiana
TclCptlODB HO. IOCS.
Dr. Chas. M. Robertson,
Eye, Ear, Sose and Throat Only.
OSIce, WUli taker Block, snslhwest corner
Tblrd and Bn&j (tracts. Daenpnrt, lowm
Room 17 anil 18. Hoar: 9 toll a. nl tot a m
city orni; sues.
W. A, Darling,
Boom 4. Mitchell A Lmde'a buildias.
R. M. Pearoe,
Boom S9 aad 31 In IVcbel a Lynde'i
BalMtnc. Take olevator
Joian Volk: 5c Co,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
Biding, fkor'nc WatEacoatiag
lfttatroet, bat ta aad ita sa
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
Puicaoo, rh:k islakd PACinc
lUilwav Tickcm can he PDichawd or baff-
msr ,, tt ii up TwMitetii street deuot
"' - It I & H leH vomer Pitta avinue and
iuuin nm i, r runs u. riimmu, aKenv,
r SM an.! I ICi aia
X - an. .! 1 '.Ml i.nt
ru Wurth, iKurtr Jt hc.
t S:4nual 8:Vim
t T:ianil SrfOpai
tUUIsro :.! am
IS:lSatn t sonata
OT.l a A Die Moinee
Omaha A D-- o:i,o K..
pimalia HtniH--iMlin ICx.
DinTi-r, l.tnro;,! a ,iinaha...
St. raul A Mioneapol-"....
lT-r. Fl Worth A K.
(Kanra ity KU Jcph
:s ro llS Jijira
iS:mia!t s-ss pa
It t 4"nin; T:lam
! 15mf 1 4lani
fllUCB IBIAIMI S WtU.llllU.-IOH
tililcvrn ! MHim
ork Ulanoasiiian aeeoni..
Murk l-lsiHlAi:n,k:vn Ac
Amval. t Iktpwtare. ttllT.cl(X mSuiidiY.
411 otheredV.lv. Telethnne lib).
BUKMXaToN R'-CTB C.. B. q RAIL
war Depot First avei.se and gixtaiinta
street, M. J. Yoeiut, agent.
St. Loaie Kxun.cs " 7.WJ ami t:.i twi
St. Louis Kxprc.a T:i,ni t U u
S'ur.'.niT. uuii-iq.il.- si. i au: t e.tu pm v:ro aia
Beanlevan rammneur 1 ii:ii'pui llilSara
Srrliiiit, lnhui;i m t.le-l t TKwni 8 SOpm
Dally. tDalljr execut Suudty.
p"ntCAGO. MILWACKlt ST. rACL
Eallwar Rme A fanthwestora Division
Tlcjvw Twentieth atr-i't, tietween First and
eecona avennea u it. iuitc AKeni.
Mall and Rirnrnm
t. Paul Rxprraa.....
Knalght an.l Accomrooilm'n,
Itno am npa
I 4sal piu lt:litn
! 9m am 7:Snpm
Daily excrpt Hund-iy.
Dock Island I'kuria Railway
lx Di-pot Pirt Avcnno and Twentieth street
E. tn t; jff, acnt.
TRAINS. ! I av
2 ) am
7 M am
Kantern Ex. "Ihe Trilh". ; l Uim
Peoriaa stLuui Maii k ::iei am
Kxpna 1:15 nm
retina A ccotu. rrelirht...... ,:Ii1i:ti
Cable ( ia Sher.-i.r.i Accoui. 6:m am
came Accuinnioniiilitn t :40 am
CaWo Avoiiiniliiiin i lajun
I'assrnsvr tr- ii leave c. K. 1 V. (Molina
aveuuvl il- tl.e im mimiles lar.iir than time
etVfii. Trnin r.mikid dai'y, all otSer traUu
daily except Sai day.
DlRLINOTO, CKUAK ltAFIDS
Northern l.ailwa. dVixd font f Hm
street, Davtnport. Ja. Morion, Uca TX'l i
PavemioTt 'ra. j Awnivi
ii4 ::a pmiiilu am
bT:i m to s eta
h? ris pra
a TlailT. noaiir except snnaav. tuoinv nor lb.
tGoInc oontb and eaat. No. IS ruua bctwono
Ce-Jar Uapida aad Wctt Llbrity.
To the East via the
R. L k P.
In Effect June SO.
Lv Hor Inland
7 Si am
S so pro
R 15 pm
IU Ml am
8 00 am
3 M am
7 ST am
8 IS am
7. 10 am
8 xS pra
a 4(1 pm
C It I St f Pt'DOt
Lv Kork Island
Twentieth at Deiot
A r Peoria
11 M am
Ar Hlonminjrton. ......
Ar Lontsville... .......
I 14 pm
12 30 am
Ar Jacksonville .... .. .
Ar St Lou Ik
It 10 am
1 10 pm
r Decatur.. ..........
Ar X nit ion
A r Terra Haute
7 U n1
THROUGH CAR SERVICE
ROCK ISLAND TO 8T. LOUIS.
Train leaving Rock Island at 8:00
a. m. carries through coach to St.
Louis, passing through Pekin, Hav
ana. Springfield and Litchfield.
Lines east of Peoria carry through
coaches and sleeping cars on night
trains to principle cities.
Gen. Ticket Agent.
W. J. YOUNG, JR.
The Elegant Electric Light Steamer.
W. A. Blaib, Waiter; L. B. Scrrca, llcrk.
- Leaven Kock Tplatid r Vnacatlne. TSew
Ro-u o, KeithabaM, Oqaawlca, uul ilaf
And Fuidav, at 4:30 r. si.
Rice roomn and f-ood meal, opec-al ratt-e .
to partu-e of f vb itr more wbo wiab to
niaae toe roi.nd trip. Tbo Yonnc baa
been very recently rurcbaaed aad fitted
np for ibU trade, ai,d 1 n.d eurpaseed by
anylblnirnn tbe Jfiatbitlppl for elegance
GB0RGS LAXONT Jt SON, Agents.
Tiamoni1 Joe l.lae Varahooac.
Mrttesiiar. ittmNwiaJs) 4
l"i" i tiiBi nmwtm r-mrr.
Chfi im,m mUmm
lalt I HU Colons au,u. ackiToM kVim
I la Matii. Uxir-(a,iet Write COObki
lEttV III, N1 MiMIe Trmiwtol
ew, 111 lur fwroal aarea. also-!
SbArv. alvaf, r4imMa. AASklBlA BkS MT
MgsXaMa. Mrmnd la ttf-4 M4 n-llfcaSf
T-w -T Jrw mit4 tt bit rtMmn. Tmkm W
0 -liUrf fM
ba mt sa i
State Sanings Bank,
Moline, III., OQice Corner
Yil tceuth St. and Third Ave.
tiacrreria the' Uoltae SaTlngs Bank
4 Per Cent Interest
Paid oa Deposits.
Orpaned nnder Mate laws.
Open from a. aa. to S p. at., and
wiedneeday aad satard ajr BifiUU from
ItiimnStntm, - - President
lliaaa PaaLim, - Vice Prealdent
C F Uksuwat, - cashier
. FoBTta Saiy in, Diaaa Daauna,
II H ArKawoBTBt, Geo H Xdwabos,
C P UensKWAT, O A Koaa,
C B AiKaa-onra, w II Adams,
W W wells.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
Made for pKvate pattira In the garden
of the cit by the
Orchard State Bank
cf Orchard, Neb.
E. W. Dart, President.
J. S. Dart, Cashier.
Mitchell A l.ycdu. banker.
J V UoblnauD, caebtcr Kock Islatfl National
. V C Caitor, ID. x
Ileury Uart'a toiia. abolm.lc proccra.
Itepresenting among other time-tried
and well known Fire Insurance Com
panies the following:
RochcWcr German Ine Co Rochi-1 r. N T
Wcnh.nt. r Fira New Tora
BiiBuloUt-rn-aa " Pul'alo, N Y
Spriti Oordon Philadelphia
kK-rman Tire " feorta. Ill
New ilnmprblre Mancbertxr N It
Miiwaakce Mechanic ' M ilvnk. U l.
Security Nw Haven, Conn
Oflice Corner KijMiteenth ntrect
and Second Avenue, second floor.
Telephone No. 1017.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
"The Old Reliable"
HAYES & CLEAVELAND,
Representing over Forty Million
Dollars of Cash Assets.
FIRE, LIFE, TORXADO. ACCK
DENT, MARINE, EMPLOY
Bonds of Suretyship.
Office BcuKEton ' b?ock, Kock Inland, U.
Scenre nnr ratce; they will t.ntercat yon.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
Tbsolfi Witt and Tlma-trled Oocipaaloa
Losses Promptly Paid.
Kales a low aa aiSy reliable coBpany caa aSord
Tow Patron are la nllclted.
mmi mi noons
Baths of til kinds, including
Turkish, plain, shampoo, elec
tric, electro-thermal, etc., tnay
ba obtained at the Sanitarium
Bath Rooms, on the first floor of
the Harper House.
For Ladies From 9 a. m. to
12 m. on week days For Gen.
tlemen From J p. m. -Co 10 p.m.
on week davs Oa Sundays the'
rooms will "be open from 7 a. m.
to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only.
Electric end Electro-thermal
baths may be obtained at anj
time during business honn.
Gymnasium connected with balls
BsaOy, Quickly aad Permanently KeatorasV
, CtLnmATsa nouzb Senear
It b sold oa a peaUlea
(tuaiante in cure any
tons ot oerwioe pn
trait' a or any diairdee
nt the genital oar-nna of
Tobaoeo. Aleoh'ii or Vx-iva, or on aoroa.
ot yoalbtnl lodiarretieii oerr Indoteem ete,
INaaiiMaa. Coaealaioaa. Wakelc!ne. 'rt
Menial Urpreoiun. ti..tteninof tlm
Memory. Dearina Dnan P.i PJ
Hyna, Noctamal Kml. TSli
Loaeof IVwer and Impi.tewy. LT.i, negajeaia,
my lead to prematmeoW ae ""'"''r. Wma
fcr f j M hnt L nii n iwiptof prf. A ttia
ITretaSi U- aK-oey if a anaaan curoia m
SBTlA KZDICXSZ CO. Detroit, Xku,
told by M. T. Babr sea, draesiat, Botk Ialaa 1.