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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS WEDNESDAY; MARCH 16, 1010.
f STNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAP
' CHAPTER X-Cisrafca. a Tarter tin.
- iMtut nan4 of roHen bearded
4 fkrnfr wb waa prospecting and study
1 las heefc tm th vtotoitr of nr home in
' central Ami, and rvaald to him tlio lo
: cation of a wtne of rubies bopanr that
Ui Mrantrer would love her in return tor
her disclosure. Thay were followed to
the cave by tha glrTa relative. . who
, blocked u the eatranca, and drew off
. ' the water auppiy. leavinr tbe oouple to
' : die. Baraba'fi oouiln Saad, her betrothed,
attempted to climb down a cliff overlooking-
the mine; but the traveler shot htm.
The steaneer, revived from a water sourd
Caad carried, dug his way out of the
tunnel, and departed, deevrtins the ajlrl
and carrrins a bag of rubies. Baraka
fathered all tbe genu sbe couid carry,
and started in pursuit.
CHAPTER n. Marraret Donne (Mar
garita da Cordova), a famous prima don
na, became engaged in London to Kon-
- etantin lxffotheli, a wealthy Oreek finan
cier. Her intimate friend was Countess
Leven, known as Lady Maud, whose hus
band had been killed by a bomb in St.
, Feteraborff; and Lady Maud's most intl-
mate friend was Rufua Van Torp. an
American, who bed been a cowboy in
early life, but had become one of the
richest men in the worlS. Van Torp wes
In love wttji Margaret, and, rushed to
London as soon as he heard of her be
trothal. He offered Lady Maud J5.000.no0
i for her pet charity If she would aid him
i in wincing- the slsser from Logothelt.
CHAPTER III. Baraka approached
I-ogothetl at Versailles with rubies to
CHAPTER IV. Van Torp bought a
yacht and sent it to Venxe. He was
visited by Baraka, who gave him a ruby
after the American had told her of hav
ing seen in the United States a man an
swering tbe description of the one she
CHAPTER V. The American followed
Margaret to the Bayreuth "Parsifal" fes
tival. CHAPTER VI. (Continued.)
The last few words came with a
sort of stormy rush, and he turned
round suddenly, and stood with his
back against the gate, thrusting his
hands deep into his coat-pocket3, per
haps with the idea of keeping them
quiet; but he did not come any near
er to her, and she felt she was per
fectly safe, and that a much deeper
and more lasting power had hold of
him than any mere passionate longing
- to take her in his arms and press his
iron lips on hers against her will.
' Margaret was not angry; she was
hardly displeased, but she was really
at a loss what to say, and she said
: the first sensible thing that suggested
itself and that was approximately
"I'm sorry yon have told nae all
this. We might have spent these next
two days very pleasantly together.
Oh, Tm not pretending what I don"t
feel! It's impossible for a woman
like me, who can still be free, not to
be flattered when such a man as you
cares for her in earnest, and says
the things you have. But, on the oth
er hand, I'm engaged to be married to
another man, and it would not be
loyal of me to let you make love to
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"1 don't mean to," said Van Torp
stoutly. "It won't be necessary. If I
never spoke again you wouldn't for
get what I've told you ever! Why
should I say it again? I don't want
to, until you can say as much to me.
If it's time to go, hitch the lead to my
collar and take me home! I'll follow
yeu as Quietly as a spaniel any
where!" "And what would happen if I told
you not to follow me, but to go home
and lie down in your kennel?" She
Jaughed low as she moved away from
, Tm not sure," answered Van Torp.
fell with an accent of warning, but it
was not said in a begging tone either.
Margaret's short laugh followed in
"You said just now that you would
not say over again any of those
things you have told me to-night. Do
you mean that?"
"Yes, I mean It."
"Then please promise that you
woa't. That's all I ask if you are go
ing to spend the next two days here,
and if I am to let you see me."
"I promise." Van Torp answered,
She allowed herself the illusion that
she had both done the right thing
and also taken the position of com
mand; and he, standing beside her.
allowed himself to smile at the futili
ty of what she was requiring of him
with so much earnestness, for little
as he knew of women's ways he was
more than sure that the words he
had spoken that night would come
back to her again and again; and more
than that he could not hope at pres
ent. But sbe could not see his face
"Thank you." she said. "That shall
be our compact."
To his surprise, she held out her
band. He took It with wonderful calm
ness, considering what the touch
meant to him, and he returned dis
creetly what was meant for a friendly
pressure. She was so well satisfied
now that she did not think It neces
sary to telegraph to Logotheti that
he might start at once, though even
if. she had done so immediately he
could hardly have reached Bayreuth
till the afternoon of the next day but
one, when the last performance of
"Parsifal" would be already going on;
and she herself intended to leave on
the mornlnjr after that.
Sbe walked forward In silence for
a few moments, ard the lights of the
town grew quickly brighter.
"You wl'l come in and have some
supper wiih us, of course," she said
read them they
and I don't have any more
" "Why, certainly, since you are so
kjnd." answered Van Torp.
"I feel responsible for your having
forgotten to dine," she laughed. "I
mist make It up to you. By this time
Mrs. Rusbmore is probably wondering
Wiere I am."
"Well," said the American, "if she
thinks I'm perfection, she knows that
you're safe with me, I suppose, even
If you do come home a little late."
"I shall say that we walked home
vry slowly, in order to breathe the
"Yes. We've walked home very
"J mean," said Margaret quickly,
'ttat I shall not say we have been
out towards the fields, as far as the
"I don't see any harm if we have,"
observed Mr. Van Torp indifferently.
"Harm? No! Don't you under
stand? Mrs. Rushmore is quite cap
able of thinking that I have already
how shall I say?" she stopped.
"Taken note of her good advice,"
he said, completing the sentence for
''Exactly! Whereas nothing could
be further from my intention, as you
know. Tm very fond of Mrs. Rush
more," Margaret continued quickly, in
order to get away from the danger
ous subject she had felt obliged to
approach; "she has been a mother to
me, and heaven knows I needed one,
and she has the best and kindest
heart in the world. But she is so anx
ious for my happiness that, whenever
she thinks it is at stake, she rushes
at conclusions without the slighest
reason, and then it's very hard to get
them out of her dear old head!"
"I see. If that's why she thinks me
perfection, I'll try not to disappoint
They reached the hotel, went up
stairs and separated on the landing to
get ready for supper.
On his side of the landing. Mr. Van
Torp found Stemp waiting to dress
him, and the valet handed him a tele
gram. It was from Capt. Brown, and
had been retelegraphed from London.
"Anchored off Saint Mark's square
to-day, 3:30 p. m. Quick passage. No
stop. Coaling to-morrow. Ready for
sea next morning."
"Stemp," he asked, as he threw off
his eoat and kicked off his dusty
shoes, "were you ever sea-sick?"
"Yes, sir," answered the admirable
valet, but he offered no more informa
tion on the subject.
During the silence that followed,
neither wasted a second. It is no joke
to wash and get into evening dress in
six minutes, even with the help of a
body-servant trained to do his work
at high 6peed.
"I mean," said Van Torp, when he
was already fastening his collar, "are
you sea-sick nowadays?"
"No, sir," replied Stemp, in precise
ly the same tone as before.
"I don't mean on a 20,000-ton liner.
Black cravat. Yes. I mean on a
yacht. Fix it behind. Right. Would
you be sea-sick on a steam yacht?"
. "Then I'll take you. Tuxedo."
"Thank you. sir."
Stemp held up the dinner-jacket:
Mr. Van Torp's solid arms slipped
Into the sleeves, he shook his sturdy
shoulders, and pulled the jacket down
In front while the valet "settled" the
back. Then he faced round suddenly,
like a soldier at drill.
: "All right?" he Inquired.
Stemp looked him over carefully
from head to foot la the glare of the
Van Torp left the room at once. Ha
found Mrs. Rushmore slowly moving
about the supper-table, more imposing
than ever in a perfectly new black
tea-gown and an extremely smart wid
ow's cap. Mr. Van Torp thought she
was a very fine old lady indeed. Mar
garet had not entered yet; a waiter
with smooth yellow hair stood by a
portable sideboard on which there
were covered dishes. There were pop
pies and corn-flowers in a plain white
jar on the table. Mrs. Rushmore
smiled at the financier; It would hard
ly be an exaggeration to say that she
beamed upon him. They had not met
alone since his first visit on the
"Miss Donne is a little late," she
said, as if the fact were very pleas
ing. "You brought her back, of
"Why, certainly.- said Mr. Van
Torp with an amiable smile.
"You can hardly have come straight
from the theater," continued the lady,
"for I heard the other people in the
hotel coming in fully 20 minutes be
fore you did."
"We walked home very slowly,"
Mr. Van Torp's Solid Arms 8llpped
Into the Sleeves. '
said Mr. Van Torp, still smiling ami
ably. "Ah, I see! You went for a little
walk to get some air!" She seemed
"We walked home " very slowly in
order to breathe the air," said Mr.
Van Torp Tto breathe the air, as you
car. I have to thank you tact, puiab.
for giving me your seat, ' Mrs. Rush
more." "To tell the truth," replied the good
lady, "I was very glad to let yon take
my place. 1 cannot say I enjoy that
sort of music myself. It gives me a
Margaret ratered at this point in a
marvelous "creation" . of Chinese
crape, of the most delicate shade of
heliotrope. Her dressmaker called it
a tea-gown, but Mr. Van Torp would
have thought it "quite appropriate"
for, a "dinner Iance" at Bar Harbor.
"My dear child," said Mm. Rush
more, "how long you were In getting
back from the theater! I began to
fear that something had happened!"
"We walked home very slowly,"
said Margaret, with a pleasant smile.
"Ah? You went for a little walk
to get some air?"
"We just walked home very slowly,
in order to breathe the air," Margaret
It dawned on Mr. Van Torp that the
dignified Mrs. Rushmore was not
qnite devoid of a sense of humor. It
also occurred to him that her repeti
tion of the question to Margaret, and
the latter's answer, must have re
vealed to her the fact that the two
had agreed upon - what they would
say, since they used identically the
same words, and that they therefore
had an understanding about some
thing they preferred to conceal from
her. Nothing could have given Mrs.
Rushmore such profound satisfaction
as this, and it revealed itself in her
bright smiles and her anxiety that
both Margaret and Van Torp should,
it possible, over-eat themselves with
tbe excellent things she had been at
pains to provide for them and for her
self. For she was something of an
epicure and her dinners in Versailles
were of good fame, even In Paris.
Great appetites are generally silent,
like the slncerest affections. Marga
ret was very hungry, and Mr. Van
Torp was both hungry and very much
in ove. Mrs. Rushmore "was neither,
and she talked pleasantly while tast
ing each delicacy with critical satis
faction. "By the by," she said at last, when
she saw trial me millionaire was
backing his foretopsall to come to an
chor, as Capt. Brown might have ex
pressed it, "I hope you have not had
any trouble about your rooms, Mr.
"None at all. that I know of," an
swered the latter. "My man told me
"The Russian prince arrived this
evening while you were at the thea
ter, and threateaed the director with
all sorts of legal consequences be
cause the rooms he had ordered were
occupied. He turns out to be only a
count after all."
"You don't say so," observed Mr.
Van Torp, in an encouraging tone.
"What became of him?" Margaret
asked, without much interest.
"Did Potts not tell you, my dear?
Why. Justine assisted at the whole In
terview and came and told me at
Justine was Mrs. Rushmore's Paris
Ian maid, who always knew , every
tiling. "What happened?" Inquired Marga
ret, still not much interested.
' "He arrived in an automobile," an
swered Mrs. Rushmore, and she
"What old Griggs calls a sudden-death-cart,"
Mr. Van Torp put in.
"What a shocking name for it!"
eried Mrs. Rushmore. "And you are
always in them, my dear child!" She
looked at Margaret. "A sudden-death-cart!
It quite makes me shiver."
' "Griggs says that all bis friends
either kill or get killed in them," ex
plained the American.
"My throat-doctor says motoring la
very bad for the voice, so I've given
it up," Margaret said.
"Really? Thank goodness your pro
fession has been of some use to you
at last, my deaf!"
"Tell us about the Russian count,"
she said. "Has he found lodgings, or
is he going to sleep In his motor?"
"My dear, he's the most original
man you ever heard of! First, he
wanted to buT tbe hotel and turn us
all out, and offered any price for it,
but the director said It was owned by
a company in Munich. Then he sent
his secretary about trying to buy a
house, while he dined, but that didn't
"Dr. Mile' And
of the' Little
Palo Pills km been
ased by me for rheu
matic paint, beacKbc
and pata la back and
aides, and la every
case they fae perfect!
Beexuoo. ft. Y
AND THE PAINS Of
25 Doses 25 Cents
Yer Dragglst 'sella Dr. Miles Asd-Pan.PlDs
and be Is authorized to return the price ei (be first
package (only) U h hits to benefit yau. ." , ;
mm m$ mm m
succeed either. He must be ver;
wealthy or else quite mad."
"Mad, I should say," observed Mr.
Van Torp, slowly peeling a peach.
"Did you happen to catch his name,
"Oh, yes! We heard nothing else
all the afternoon. His name Is Kra
Mr. Van Torp continued to peel his
peach scientifically and economically,
though he was aware that Margaret
was looking at him with sudden curi
osity. "Kralinsky." he said slowly, keep
ing his eyes on the silver blade of the
knife as he finished what he was do
ing "It's not an uncommon name, I
believe. I've heard it before. Sounds
Polish, doesn't it?"
He looked up suddenly and showed
Margaret tbe peeled peach on his
fork. He smiled as he met her eyes,
and she nodded so slightly that Mrs.
Rushmore did not notice the move
ment. "Did you ever see that done better?"
he asked with an air of triumph.
"Ripping!" Margaret answered.
"You're a dandy dab at It!"-'
"My dear child, what terrible
"I'm sorry," said Margaret. 'Tm
catching all sorts of American expres
sions from Mr. Van Torp, and when
they get mixed up with my English
ones the result is Babel, I suppose!"
"I've not heard Mr. Van Torp use
any slang expressions yet, my dear,"
said Mrs. Rushmore, almost severely.
"You will," Margaret retorted with
a laugh. "What became of Count Kra
linsky? I didn't mean to spoil your
"My dear, he's got the pastor to
give up his house, by offering him
a hundred pounds for the poor here."
Van Torp left them soon after- sup
per, and gave himself up to Stemp,
pondering over what he had accom
plished in two days, and also about
another question which had lately pre
sented itself. When he was ready to
send his valet to bed he sat down at
his table and wrote a telegram:
"If you can find Barak, please ex
plain that I was mistaken. Kralinsky
Is not in New York, but here in Bay
reuth for some days, lodging at the
This message was addressed to Lo
go the tl at his lodgings in London, and
Van Torp signed It and gave it to
Stemp to be sent at once. Logotheti
never went to bed before two o'clock,
as he knew, and might very possibly
get the telegram the same night.
When his man was gone. Van Torp
drew his chair to the open window
and sat up a long time thinking about
what he had Just done; for though he
held that all was fair In such a con
test, he did not mean to do anything
which he himself thought "low down."
One proof of this odd sort of Integ
rity was that the telegram Itself was
a fair warning of his presence in Bay
reuth, where Logotheti knew that
Margaret was still stopping.
As for the rest, he was quite con
vinced that It was Kralinsky himself,
the ruby merchant, who had suddenly
appeared at Bayreuth. and that this
man was no other than the youth he
had met long ago as a cow-boy in the
west, who used to whistle "Parsifal"
with his companion In exileand who,
having grown rich, had lost no time
In coming to Europe for the very pur
pose of hearing the music he had al
ways loved so wall. And that this
man bad robbed the poor Tartar girl,
Mr. Van Torp had no manner' of
doubt; and he believed that he had
probably promised her marriage and
abandoned her; and if this were true,
to help her to find Kralinsky was in
Itself a good action.
(To be Qontlnued.)
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Real Estate Transfers.
Charles "H. Pope to Axel Lundeen,
lot 11, block 158, village East Moline,
Hanes & Pinkley to Alice E. Hober,
lots 1, C. west half lot 2, block 9, vil
lage of Milan, $725.
George H. Jordan to Mary B. Fuller,
lots 33, 34, block 5, South Park seenrd
addition, Rock Island, $1.
Edward Staubach to John and El
mer F. Stroehle, part lot 5. block 2.
Thompson & Wells' addition, Rock
Charlotte Lundahl and others to
George Harsburg, part east half north
east quarter section 35-18-lw, $1,009.
Henry Banker to George H. 'Railing,
east half lot 6, west 1 5 feet lot 7, block
4, C. Lynde's addition. Rock Island,
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