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LAURENS. H. Bee. 24, 1002.
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rent ne , of the day. The Adver
tiser is makiDg an offor that no other
county weekly in the State makes?to
give to now subscribers this paper
free. Our reason for this is that in
Certain sections of the county the cir
culation of The Advkrtiskr is not
what wo wish It to be. Hence at a
positive loss wo have arranged this spe
cial offer, to last a few weeks longor.
The circulation of The Advertiser
has increased continuously and rapidly
in the last eight months?far more
rapidly than at any time since it has
been tho property of the present own
er. Futbormore, tho people wfc take
Thb Advertiser are as a rule the best
class of people in the olty and county
of Laurens. Wo have added no new sub
scribers this yoar whom we do not re
gard sure pay. Wo are gradually drop
ping off the few who do not pay and
we fear do not expect to pay. When a
'? man has taken the paper for three or
four years without paying he has no
' right to feol hurt if tho newspaper man
takes it for granted that he is a bad
It is a source of the keenest pleasure
to the publisher of The Advertiser
that in an effort to give the people of
the county a paper worthy of their in
telligence and helpful to them he is re
ceiving a groat deal of encouragement.
For four days last week Laurens peo
ple were taught how the art of highway
robbery could be practlcod in public
without fear or danger of punishment.
Accompanying the Layton Carnival
Company was a gang of swindlers,
cheats, sharpers and thieves who with
what thoy called "games" robbed ne
groes and ignorant white men and boys
of hundreds of dollars. The scenes on
tho public square, the bare-faced rob
bery of the ignorant and foolish which
went on unmolested, were a disgrace and
a humiliation to the decent people of
Laurons. It is not remarkable that
banks and mills are looted by burglars
when these equally criminal scoundrels
and their nefarious practices are tol
erated. ' ?
If tho Carnival had been confined to
a lot of side-shows, no harm would have
resulted to the town, the offensive
shows being suppressed. Several of the
shows, in fact most of them, wore very
good of their kind, but the swindling
schemes carried on in the public square
? wore simply infamous.
Who is the Handsomest I
Who is the handsomest man in Lau
rens county? This question is worry
ing us, though we are acquainted with
several score whom it is not worrying
?they look in the glass when they are
doubtful. Thb Advertiser would be
pleased to have this question settled.
We should dislike to bring on another
? Trojan war by throwing in an apple of
discord bul we seriously contemplate
offering a fine hat to the man who will
become it'most. Most of the handsome
men in Laurens, however, are already
Our Lady, Tho Queen.
The election and crowning of tbe
Carnival Queen was a pretty incident.
A lovely queen was chosen and
The Advertiser renders homage and
declares its allegiance to her sweet and
gracious majesty. Long may she live
and reign over her loyal subjects in
Mr. Joe Cannon of Illinois is to be
speaker of tue national house of repre
sentatives, vice D. B. Henderson,
dunked. In Shakespeare's day the sol
dier sought "the bubble reputation
even at the cannon's mouth" but the
congressman will seek It at his ear.
The Advertiser did not print the
president's message and tbe reason was
that Thb Advertiser knew that not
half a dozen people in Laurens cared to
read it. Many county papers did print
it but they did not "know any better."
The News and Courior is respect
fully but firmly informed that when a
/ newspaper man has behaved himself
for twelvo years, has never run for Of
? fice and has thereby honestly evaded
accumulation of a title, it has no right
to reduce him to the rank of colonel.
?A "Carnival" would be a good thing
if it did no more than remind the peo
ple that the dispensary is a "great
Concerning possible complications
about Venezuela, it is well to remem
I bor that the Monroe Doctrine is not
I among tbo Ten Commandments.
The sympathy of Laurens is respect
fully tendered to Newberry. Newberry
wilfknow why by the time it is over.
The ancient cry of "Niggers rlsin'I"
keeps poor Teddy Koossveit misera
Weil, it's over and completely over;
and-that's a comfort.
'Tfc MILLION VOICES
Could hardly, express the thanks of
Homer Hall, of West Point. Ia. Liston
why: A sevoro cold had settled on his
lungs, causing a most obstinate cough.
Several pbysiolans said he bad con
sumption, but could not help blm.
When all thought he was doomed he
began to use Dr. King's New Discov
ery for Consumption and writes"?It
completely oured me and saved my
life. I now weigh 227 lbs." It's posit
ively guaranteed for Coughs, Colds and
Lung troubles. Price 50 cts and $1.00.
Trial bottles free at Laurens Drug Co.
andJPalmotto Drug Co.
Mr. Roland Willis was here Friday.
Mr. Reuben Pitts, of Inman, is here
for the holidays.
Mr. J. M. MurfT, of Spartanburg, was
in the olty Monday.
Mr. Jaok Matthews, of Cros* Hill,
was in town Friday.
Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Crrlisle, of Con
way, are visiting Mrs. J-J. Roland.
Miss Jennie Sullivan is at home from
Converse for the holidays.
Miss Tolbort, of Columbia, is visit
ing Miss Mary Boyd.
Mr. o. L. Hunter and Mr. James
Cralg were in town Friday.
Mr. Joe Burton and Miss Mary Bur
ton have returned from a visit to New
Mr. A. M. Aiken and Miss Fannie
Aiken, of Greenwood, were-in the eity
on a brief visit last week.
Miss Wlllou Gray is at home from
the Columbia Female College for the
Master John Watts has gone to Che
raw to spend Christmas with Judge and
Mr. Elwood Dillard will go toSpar
tanburg after Christmas to complete
his course at the Converse Business
Miss Willie Jones, who is a student
of the Presbyterian College for Women,
Columbia, Is spending the boliuoy* with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Oapt. O. K. Mauldin and Miss Mary
Mauldln, son and daughter of former
Lieutenant Governor Mauldin, of
Greenville, were in the city last week,
visiting the family of Dr. W. C. Irby.
Married Last Week.
Last Wednesday night Mr. George W.
Cunningham and Miss Bessie Todd
were married, Rev. W. A. M. Plaxco,
performing the ceremony. Mr. Cun
ningham is a successful and popular
young farmer of the Hairston's neigh
borhood. His bride Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Todd and is an at
tractive young woman with a large cir
ole of friends. The young couple are
being heartily congratulated.
IN THE CHURCHES. |
Church of the Epiphany, Laurenn,
S. C, W. Edward Callender, Minister
in charge. The following services are
held in the above church every Sunday.
10:00 a. m. Sunday School; 11:00 a. m.
Morning Prayer and Sermon; 4:00 p. m.
Evening Prayer and Address.
The first series of addresses will be
on the Prayer Book. A cordial invita
tion is extended. All seats free.
First Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, Rev. Watson B. Duncan, A. M.,
pastor. Preaohing at 11 o'oolck a. m.
and at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting on
Thursday ',t 7.80 p. m.
Sunday School, Bon. C. C. Feather
stone, Superintendent, at 10 o'clock at
a. m .
Woman's Missionary Society, Mrs. S.
D. Garllngton, President, meets on
Tuesday after First Sunday, at 4.80
o'clock p. m.
Ladies' Aid Society, Mrs. J. F. Bolt,
President, meets on Tuesday, after
Third Sunday at 4 80 o'clock p. m.
Churoh Conference every Third Sun
day after the morning service.
First Presbyterian Church, Rev.
Robt. Adams, Pastor, services at 11 a.
m. and 8:16 pi in., each Sabbath. All
Sunday School, C. W. Tune, Super
intendant, Sunday Morning at 10 a. m.
Todd Memorial Presbyterian Church,
East End, , Pastor. Preach
ing in Factory Hall every
Appointments for North Laurknb
Trlnty, First Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Trinity, Third Sunday, at 3:30
o'clock, p. in.
Shlloh, First Sunday, at 8:80 o'clock,
p. m. ? ?
Shlloh, Third-Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Second Sunday, at 11 o'clock,
Dials, Fourth Sunday, at 3:30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 2d Sunday at 3.30 o'clock,
Graycourt, 4th Sunday at 11 o'clock
Sunday Schools at each appointment
one hour before preaching. . .
Prayer meeting Thursday nights at
Graycourt, at 8 o'clock. .AH are alike
Invited to attend these services, for it
is here, as it is in Heaven, "the rich
and the poor meet together."
J. K. McCain,
Langsion's Church, Baptist, preach
ing 11 a. m., Fourth Sundays, and Sat
urday before, by Rev, E. C. Watson.
Hurricane Churoh, Baptist, preaoh
ing 11?. in-, First Sundays and on Sat
urday before by Rev*. E. C. Watson.
Dorroh Presbyterian churoh, Gray
Court, 8. C, T. B. Cralg, pastor.
Preaohing on 1st Sunday at 11 a. m.
3rd Sunday 4 p. m.
Sabbath Sohuoi on ist and 2nd Sun
days at 10 a m., and on 8rd and 4th
Sundays at 3 p. m.
J. T. Pedek, Snpt.
Lahford, Baptist preaching 11 a. m.
Second Sundays by Rev. E. C. Watson;
Preaching at Cedar Shoal Churoh on
same day at 3 o'clock p. m.
Padgett's Creek, Baptist' preaching
at 11 a. m. on Third Sundays by E. C.
Warrior Creek Baptist Churoh, Rev.
O. La. Jones, supply. Service every 4*.h
Sunday at 11 o'clock and Saturday be
Mt. Bethel, Second Sunday at 11
o'clock, a. m.
Mt. Bethel, Fourth Sunday at 3:30
o'clock, p. m.
8. W. Henry, Pastor.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Rev. R.
B. Vaughn, Pastor?Service on the 1st
Sunday of each month at 11 o 'clock a.
m. and on Saturday before at 2 o'clock
p. m. ?
"r ower Gallons; Wears Longer.
^HEN the Marquis of Clnuaeran
perceived" thnt Raoul de La
gors was the only obstacle be
tween him nnd Madeleine, he
swore that the obstacle should be re
The same day his plan was laid. As
Raoul was walking out to Veslnet
about midnight he was stopped at a
lonely spot by three men, who asked
blm what o'clock It was. While look
ing at his watch the ruffians fell upou
By bis skillful blows, for ho had be
come proficient In boxing In England,
Raoid made his enemies take to their
heels. He continued his wnlk home,
determined to be hereafter well nrracd
when bo went out at night. He never
for an instant suspected his accomplice
of huvln ; instigated tho assault.
But t.vo days afterward, at a cafe
which he frequented, a vulgar looking
man, a stranger to him, afterJrylng to
provoke a quarrel, finally threw n card
in his face, saying Its owuer was ready
to grant him satisfaction, Itaoul rush
ed toward the man to thrash him with
bis fists, but his friends held him back.
"Very well, then. You will hear from
me tomorrow," he said to his assailant.
"Wait at your hotel until I send two
friends to you."
As soon ns tbe stranger bad gone
Raoul recovered from his excitement
and began to wonder what could have
been tho motive for the Insult. Pick
ing up the man's card, bo read:
"W. H. B. Jacobson, formerly Garb
baldlan volunteer, ex-offlcer of the Ar
my of tbe South (Italy, America), 30
"Ob," be thought, "hero is a big mili
tary man who can whip cverybodyl"
Itaoul bad seen enough of the world
to understand these heroes who cover
their vlsltmg cards with titles.
But since the Insult had been offered
In tbe presence of others, early tho next
morning Raoul sent two of his friends
to make arrangements for a duel. He
gave them M. Jacobson's nddrcss and
told tberq to report at tho Hotel du
Louvre, where ho proposed to sleep.
At half past 8 In tbe morning his sec
onds arrived. M. Jacobson bad select
ed the sword and would fight that very
bour In tbe woods of Vlncennes.
"Let ns be off!" cried Raoul gayly.
"I accept tbe gentleman's conditions."
After a minute's fencing Raoul was
slightly wounded in tho right shoulder.
The "ex-ofllcer of tho south" wished to
continue the combat, but Raoul's sec
onds declared that honor was satis
fled and that they bad no intention
of imperiling tbelr friend's lifo again.
The ex-officer was obliged to ac
quiesce. Raoul went homo delighted
at having escaped with nothing moro
serious than a little loss of blood and
resolved to keep clear of all so called
Garlbaldlans In tbe future. In fact, a
night's reflection bad convinced blm
that Clameran was the instigator of tbe
two attempts to kill him. Mme. Fau
vel having told blm what conditions
Madeleine- placed on her consent to
marriage, Raoul Instantly saw .lm
great interest Clameran would have in
his removal. He recalled a thousand
little remarks and events of the last
few days, and on skillfully questioning
the marquis bis suspicions changed
Into certainty. This conviction that
tbe man whom be bad so materially as
sisted in his criminal plans was bo
basely ungrateful as to turn against
blm Inspired In Raoul a resolution to
take speedy vengeance upon bis treach
erous accomplice and at the same time
insure his own safety. He was per
suaded that by openly elding with
Madeleine and ber aunt he could save
them*from Clameran's clutches. Hav
ing fully resolved upon this, he wrote
a note to Mme. Fauvel asking for an
Interview. The poor woman hastened
to Vesinet at tho appointed hour, con
vinced that some new misfortune was
In store for, her. She found Raoul more
tender and affectionate than he had
ever beon. ne saw the necessity of re
assuring ber and winning his old placo
in her forgiving heart before making
He succeeded. The poor lady had a
smiling and happy air in an armchair,
with Raoul kneeling before her.
"I have distressed you too long, my
dear mother," he said In his softest
tones, "but I repent sincerely. Now
listen to me."
He had not time to sny more. Tho
door was violently thrown open, and
M. Fauvel, revolver In. hand, entered
"Ah," he said, "you thought you
could abuse my credulity foreverl"
Raoul had the courage to -place him
self before Mme. Fauvel and to stand
prepared to receive the expected bullet.
"I assure you, uncle"? he begun.
"Enough 1" interrupted tho banker,
with an angry gesture "Cense this act
ing, of which I am no longer the dupe."
"I swear to you"?
"Spare- yourself tho trouble of deni
als. I know nil. I know who pawned
my wife's diamonds. I know who com
mitted the robbery for which the Inno
cent Prosper was arrested and impris
Mme. Fauvel, white with terror, fell
upon her knees.
At last It had come?the dreadful "lay
bad come! Vainly for years she had
added falsehood to falsehood. Vainly
she had sacrificed herself nud others.
"All was now discovered.
"Pardon, Andrei I conjure you, for
At these heartbroken tones tbe bank
er trembled. This voice brought be
fore blm tho twenty years which he
bad spent with this woman, who had
always been the mistress of bis heart,
whose slightest wish bad been his law
and who by a look could mako blm thy
happiest or the most miserable of men.
"Unhappy woman!" he said. "Un.
happy woman I What have I dono that
you should act thus? I have loved you
Raoul, who listened with attention,
sawtbat If the banker knew Homo things
he certainly did not know all. - He saw
that erroneous Information had misled
the unhappy man,and that he was still
a victim of false appearances. He de
termined to convince him of his mis
,' "Monsieur"-- be commenced.
But tbe sound of Raoul's voice wan
sufficient to break tbo charm.
"Silence 1" cried tbe banker, with an.
angry oath. "SilenceI"
Tbe stillness was only broken by the
sota of Mme. Fauvel.
't; Cams here," continued 4bo danker,
' ?All .tt^f
"with tho intention ofkilling you both,
but courugo falls mo *to kill a woman,
nnd I will not Kill an unarmed man."
ltaoul once moro tried to speak.
"Let mo flnlshl" Interrupted M. Fau
vol. "Your lifo Is In my hands. The
law excuses tho vengennce of an In
jured husband, but I refuse to take ad
vantage of lt. I see on your mantel a
revolver slmilur to mine. Take It and
"Defend yourself!" cried the banker,
raising bis arm. "If not"?
Feeling the barrel of M. Fauvel's re
volver touch his breast, ltaoul took bis
own pistol from the mantel.
"lMnce yourself In that corner of the
room, and I will stand In this," contin
ued tho banker, "and when the clock
strikes, which will be in a few seconds,
we will bothrfre."
They took tho places designated. But
the horror of the scene was too much
for Mine. Fnuvcl to witness any lon
ger without interposing. Sho under
stood but one thing?her son and her
husband were about to kill each other
before her very eyes. Fright and hor
ror gave her strength to start up und
rush between the two men, with ex
"Have pity, Andrei" she cried, wring
ing her bands In anguish. "Let me tell
you! Don't kill"?
Tills burst of maternal love M. Fau
?el took for tho pleading of a criminal
efendlng her lover. He seized his
wife by the arm and thrust her aside.
But she would not bo repulsed. Rush
ing up to Raoul, she threw her arms
around htm and sold to her husband:
"Kill me, and me alone, for I am the
At these words M. Fauvel glared at
the guilty pair and, deliberately taking
aim, fired. Neither Raoul nor Mme.
Fauvel moved. Tho banker fired a sec
ond time, theu a third. He cocked the
pistol for a fourth shot when a man
rushed Into the room, snatched the pis
tol from the banker's hand nnd ran to
Mine. Fauvel. It was M. Verduret.
"Thank God," he cried, "she Is un
hurt! Do you know who that man is
that you attempted to kill?"
"No; her son!"
The banker looked wildly from Raoul
to M. Verduret, then, fastening his
haggard eyes on his wife, exclaimed:
"It Is false! You aro all conspiring
to deceive mel Proofs!"
"You shall have proofs," replied M.
Verduret. "But first listen."
And rapidly, with his wonderful tal
ent for exposition, ho related tho prin
cipal points of the plot ho had discov
ered. Tho true state of tho case was
terribly distressing to M. Fauvel, but
nothing compared with what ho had
suspected. nis throbbing, yearning
heart told blm that he still loved his
wife. Why should ho punish n fault
committed so many years ago nnd
atoned for by twenty years of devotion
and suffering? For some moments aft
er M. Verduret had finished his ex
planation M. Fuuvel remained silent
So many strango events had happened
in the last few days, culminating in tho
scene which had Just taken place, that
M. Fauvel was incapable of thinking. If
his heart cohnselr 1 pardon nnd forget
fulness, wounded pride nnd self respect
demanded vengeance. If Raoul, tho
baleful witness, tho living proof of n
faroff sin, were not in existence, M.
Fauvel would not have hesitated?Gas
ton do Clameran was dead?he would
have held out his arms to his wife and
"Come to my heart! Your sacrifices
for nay honor shall be your absolution.
Let the sad past be forgotten."
But the sight of Raoul prevented.
"So this is your son," he said to his
wife ? "this man who has plundered
you nnd robbed me!"
Mme. Fauvel was unable to utter a
word in reply. Happily M. .Verduret
"Oh," he said, "madamo will tell you
that this young man is tho son of Gas
ton de Clameran. Sho has never
doubted it. But the truth is"?
"In order to rob her ho has perpetrat
ed a gross Imposture."
During the last few minutes Raoul
had managed to approach the door,
hoping to escapo whilo no one was
thinking of him. But M. Verduret,
watching him out of the corner of one
eye, stopped him Just ns he was about
"Not so fost, my pretty youth," he
said, dragging him into the middle of
tho room. "Lot us have a little conver
sation before parting. A little explana
tion will bo edifying."
The Jeering words and mocking mnn
ner of M. Verduret made Raoul turn
dendly pale. Ho started back ns if
confronted by a phantom.
"Tho clown!" ho gasped.
"The Home, friend,"'said the fat man.
"Ah, now that you recognize me, I con
fess that tho clown and mysolf arc one
nnd tho same. Yes, I am the jolly
clown of the Jnndldler ball. Hero Is
And, turning up his sleove, he show
ed a deep cut on his arm. "If you ore
not sure, cxnmino this scar," ho con
tinued. "I Imagine you know tbo vil
lain that gave mo this little decoration
that night I was walking along Dour
da louo street. That being tho case,
you know I hnvo a slight claim upon
you and shall expect you to rclato to
us your llttlo story."
But Raoul was too terrified to utter
M. Fauvel listened without under
"Into what dark depths of sharao
hnvc we fallen!" he groaned.
"Reassure yourself, monsieur," re
plied M. Verduret. "After what I have
been constrained to tell you little re
mains. I will finish the story."
Ho then told how Louis Clnmernn
had concocted his plot to palm off
Rnoal ns Mme. Fauvel's son with a
view to extort money from her.
"Can this bo possible?" cried Mme.
"Impossible!" cried tho banker. "An
' infamous plot like this could not be ex*
QUtcd in our midst."
"All this is false!" said Raoul boldly.
'It is a Ho!"
M. Verduret turiied to Raoul and,
bowing with ironical respect, said:
"Monsieur desires proofs, docs he?
Monsieur shall certainly have convinc
ing ones. I have just left a friend of
mine, M. Palot, who brought nie valu
able information from London. Now,
my young gentleman. I will tell yon th*
M^tlf.itefX n? toM nm iMsjt^jj^
"In 1847 Lord Murray, n wenlthy
nnd generous nobleman, had n Jockey
tin mod Spencer, of whom he wns very
fond. At the Firaoin races this jockey
was (brown from his horse and, killed
Lord Murray grieved over the loss of
Ids favorite and, hnvlng no children ol
his own, declared his Intention oi
adopting Spencer's son, who was then
but four years old.
"Thus James Spencer was brought
up in aQluence ns heir to the immense
wealth of the noble lord. He was a
handsome, intelligent boy nnd gave sat
isfaction to his protector until ho was
Sixteen years of age. Then he became
intimate with a worthless set of people
nnd turned out badly.
"Lord Murray, who was very Indul
gent, pardoned many-grave faults, but
one flue morning he discovered that his
ndopted son had been Imitating bis sig
nature upon some cheeks. Ho indig
nantly dismissed him.
"James Spencer had been living in
London about four years, managing to
support himself by gambling and swin
dling, when he met Clameran, who of
fered blm i-'o.OOO francs to play n part
in a little role which he had arranged."
"You are a detective!" Interrupted
The fat man smiled grimly.
"At present," ho replied, "I am mere
ly a friend of Prosper Bertomy. It de
pends entirely upon your behavior
which character I appear in while set
tling up this little affair."
"What do you expect mo to do?"
"Whero are the 350,000 francs which
you have stolen?"
Tho young rascal hesitated a mo
"The money Is In this room," he Bald.
"Very good. This frankness Is cred
itable nnd will benefit you. I know
thnt the money Is In this room n">d also
exactly whero it is to be found. Look
in the back of thnt cupboard."
Raoul saw that his game was lost.
Ho tremblingly went to the cupboard
nnd pulled out several bundles of bank
notes aud nn enormous package of
"Very well done," said M. Vcrduret
ob be carefully examined tho money
and papers. "In this you have acted
Raoul had counted on this moment,
when everybody's attention would ho
absorbed by the money, to mako his
escape. Softly ho stole toward tho
door, opened It, slipped out and locked
It on the outside. The key was still in
"Ho has escaped!" cried M. Fauvel.
"?'Naturally," replied M. Vcrduret
without turulnc his head. "I thought
he would have- sense enough to do
"Would you have this affair become
public? Do you wish a ease to he
brought into the police court in which
your, wife is tbe victim?"
"Then let the rascal go free, nere
are tho 350,000 francs. Here are rc
eeipts for all the articles which ho has
pawned. We should consider ourselves
fortunate. Ho has kept 50,000 francs.
So much the better for you. This sum
will enable him to go abroad, nnd we
shall never see him again."
Like every one else, M. Fauvel sub
mitted to the ascendency of M. Verdu
ret. Gradually he had awakened to the
true state of affairs. Prospective hnp
rdnoss was possible, nnd ho felt that he
was Indebted to M. Vcrduret for more
than life. He was not Blow In express
ing hlj gratitude. He poized M. Verdu
ret's hand, as if to carry It to his lips,
nud snid, with emotion:
"How can I ever liud words to ex
press my appreciation? How can I re
pay the great service you have ren
M. Vcrduret reflected a moment and
"Since you feel under obligations to
me I hnvo a favor to ask of you.'
"A favor of nie? ? Speak, monsieur.
You have but to name it. My fortune
and lifo nro at your disposal."
"Well, then, monsieur, I confess I am
Prosper's friend nnd deeply Interested
in his future. Can you not exonerate
him, restore him to his position? You
can do more than this, monsieur. Ho
loves Mile. Madeleine."
"Madeleine shall be his wife, mon
sieur," Interrupted the banker. "I give
you my word, and I will so publicly ex
onerate hi in thnt no one shall reproach
bltu with what has been my mistake."
Tho fat man quietly took up his hat
and cane, which stood in a corner, as
if he had been paying nn ordinary
morning call, and turned to lenvo tho
"Monsieur," ho snid before going,
"excuse my Intruding any advice, hut
"Andre!" cried tho poor woman. "An
Tho banker Hesitated a moment,
then, following tho impulse of his
heart, rnn to his wife nnd, clasping her
in his arms, said:
"No; I will not bo so foolish as to
struggle against my heart. I do not
pardon, Valontlne; I forget?I forget
Mi Vcrduret had nothing more to do
at Veslnet. Therefore, without taking
leave of the banker, he quietly left the
room and, taking ids cnb, ordered the
driver to return to Toris nnd drlV? to
tho Hotel du Louvre ns rapidly as pos
sible. Ills mind was filled with anxi
ety. He knew thnt Raoul would give
him no more trouble. The young rogue
wns probably taking his passage for
some foreign land at thnt vory mo
ment. But Clnnicrnn should not es
cape tho punishment ho deserved. But
how wns It possible to Inflict this pun
ishment without compromising Arme.
'Fauvel? M. Vcrduret thought over tho
various enses similar to this, but not
one among his repertory of expedients
could bo applied to the present clrcum
stances. After long thought he decid
ed thnt nn accusation of poisoning
must como from Oloron. "I will go
there and work upon public opinion, so
thnt to satisfy tho townspeople tho au
thorities would order nn Inquest In
Gnston's case. But this required time,
nnd Clnnicrnn, being warned, would
It was nlmost dark when the carrlago
stopped in frout of tho Hotel du Lou
vre. M. .Vcrduret noticed a crowd of
pcoplo collected together in groups nnd
heard tho police crying "Move onl"
Tbo crowd would merely separate In
one spot to join n moro clamorous
group a few yards off.
"What has happened?" demanded M.
Verduret of n lounger near by.
"A strango thing," replied tho man.
"Ho first appeared at that seventh sto
ry window. He was only half dressed.
?Somo persons tried to seize him; hut,
with the nglllty of n sleepwalker, he
jumped out upon the roof, shrieking
'Murdcrl Murder!' Tho recklessness
of his conduct led mo to suppose"?
The gossip stopped short in his nar
rative, voay much astonished. His
questioner had vanished.
"Could it bo Clameran?" thought M.
Ho pushed through tho crowded
courtyard of tbe hotol.
At the foot of the staircase M. Fan
ferlot and three peculiar looking indi
viduals were standing together.
"Wsll." cried M. Verdure^ '*wbat'a
"T?o matter Is this," said Fanferlot
dejectedly. "I havo no luck. You see
bow It Is. This Is the only chance I
over had of working out n beautiful
case, and, presto, my criminal breaks
"ThQti It Is Clamerau who"?
"Of course it is. When the ruscal
saw mo this morning, he scampered off
like a hare. On reaching the Boulevard
of Schools a sudden Idoa seomed to seise
him, and ho struck out for this hotel,
probably to set bis pile of money.
When he arrives, what does ho see?
These three friends of mine. The sight
of them had the effect of a sunstroko
upon him. Ho went raving mod."
"Where Is he now?"
"At tho prefecture, I suppose. Some
policemen handcuffed him and drove
off with him In a cab."
"Come with me."
M. Verduret and Fanferlot found
Clamcrun In one of the private cells
reserved for dangerous prisoners.
Ho had ou a strnltjacket and was
struggling violently against three men
who were striving to bold him while a
physlcnn tried to force him to swallow
"Help!" he Bhrleked. "Do you not seo
him ? my brother ? coming after me?
He wonts to poison mol"
M. Verduret took the physician aside
and questioned him about the maniac.
"He is in a hopeless state," replied
the doctor. "This spoclos of Insanity is
incurable. He thinks some one is trying
to poison htm, and nothing will per
suade hlui to eat or drink anything,
and as It Is Impossible to force any
thing down his throat he will die of
starvation after having suffered all the
tortures of poison."
M. Verduret, with a shudder, turned
to leave the prefecture, saying to Fan
"Mme. Fauvel Is saved. God has
"That doesn't help me," grumbled
Fanferlot. "All my trouble has been
for nothing. What luck!"
"That is true," replied M. Verduret.
"Case 113 will never leave tho record
otllco. But consolo yourself. I will send
you as bearer of dispatches to a friend
of mine, and what you have lost In
fame Will he gained in gold."
Later was celebrated nt the Church
of Notre Dame do Lorette the marriage
of M. Prosper Bortomy and Mile. Made
The banking house is still in Prov
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the country the name of the firm has
been changed and Is now Prosper Ber
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