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By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON,
Authors of "GA* Litfhtnlnf Conductor," "Rose
mary In Search of ? Father.** Etc. J? ->?
COPYRIGHT. 1907. BY McCLURG. PHILLIPS Is CO.
WILIGHT fell late in
the tiny Uhaetlau vil
lage of Allobuillgcn. 80
high on the mountain
sldo were perche<l the
simple Inn and the
group of brown Chalets clustering
round the big church, with ita bulbous
oriental spire, (hat they caught the last
red rays of sunset and held them Hash 1
lug on bhrnlshed copper rout pinto*
and jeweling small, bright window
panes long after the green valley be
low was curtained with shadow.
One September evening two dusty
traveling carrlnges toiled up the steep,
?winding road thnt led to the highest
hamlet of the lthotetian Alps, and a
girl walking beside the foremost driv
er (minded, as he was, to save the
Jaded horses) lootoed up to see Alle
helllgen glittering like a necklet of
gems on the brown throat of the moun
tain. Each window was a great, sep
arate ruby set In gold; the copper bulb
that crowned the church steeple was a
burning carbuncle, while above the
Hashing band of gorgeous color the
mountain retired its head, facing west
ward, its steadfast features carved in
stone, the brow snow capped aud rosy
where the sun touched it, blue where
the shadows lay.
The driver assured the young Eng
lish lady, whom he much admired for
her pluck as well as beauty, that she
had far better return to the carriage;
that indeed she need not have left it.
Her extra weight would bo but as
that of a feather to the horses, which
were used to carrying far heavier loads
than Unit of today up the steep moun
tain roail to Alleheiligen in the "high"
season of July and August, when many
tourists from all countries cauie to rest
for a night and see the wonderful view,
lie even grew voluble iu his persua
sions, but the girl still smilingly in
sisted that she liked walking, and the
brown faced fellow with the soft green
hat and curly cock feather admired
her the moro for her firmness aud en
She was plainly dressed in gray,
which did not show tho dust, and,
though her skirt and short Jacket were
well made and her neat little hat Jaun
ty and becoming?almost dangerously
becoming?she was not half as grand
in appearance as some of the ladles
who drove up with him in July and
August. Still, the man said to himself,
there was an air about her?no; he
could not describe it eveu to himself?
but it meant distinction. And then, an
she was English, It was as pleasing as
it was remarkable that she could speak
Khaetian so prettily. She had learned
it, she said, when he respectfully ven
tured a question, because since she
was a child she had taken an interest
in Khaetian history and literature.
And this seemed strange to hin??that
so dainty a lady should have learned
Blieb a language for pleasure, because
the peoplo of most countries found it
excessively dlfilcult ? as difficult as
Hungarian and just enough like Ger
man to make it even more difficult
perhaps. Hut this Euglish girl said
she had picked It up easily, and the
young man's heart wanned to her
when she praised Ithaettau music and
Tills was the last touch. This won
him wholly, and without stopping fur
ther to analyze or account for ids ad
miration the driver of the llrst car
riage found himself bestowing conll
dences upon his gracious companion
as they slowly tramped up the winding
road, the reins looped over his arm.
He told her of his llfo--how he had
not always lived down there in tho
valley and driven tourists for a living.
A girl walking betide the foremoH
Before he fell in love nnd married a
valley girl and had a young family to
rear his house had been aloft in Alle
heiligen. Ho was born on the. moun
tain side. H?s mother still lived in the
village. It was she who kept tho lun?
ach, but a good woman and a cook to
the king's taste, or, rather, the emper
or's taste, If it was her own son who
said it I
He was glad that the English ladles
would be staying with her for a flow
days At this season. She would make
them comfortable, more comfortable.
than would be~ possible at a "crowded
time, and then, besides, after tho sea
son was over and the strangers had
been frightened away by the first flur
ry of snow, tho poor mother grew |
lonely and tired of idleness. Oh, yea,
the stayed tho winter through. It was
home to her. There were not many
neighbors then, it was true, yet she
would not bo happy to go away. Moun
tain folk never really learned to love
What! The ladles had not written to
tho Inn in advance? Ah, well, that
would not matter at this season. There
would be rooms and to spare. The la
dles could take their choice, and the
mother would have a pleasant sur
prise. Glad he was that he chanced
to be the one to bring iL
Those who knew Frau Yorvan know
that her larder was never empty of
good things and that her linen wob 1
aired and scented with the dried lav
ender blossoms gathered down below.
Indeed, she bnd need to be ever in
readiness for distinguished guests, be
cause sometimes? But the eloquent
tongue of Alois Yorvan was suddenly
silent, liko the clapper of a church
bell which the ringers have ceased to
pull, and his sunburnt face grew
"Because sometimes?' echoed the
girl in her pretty Khaetian. "What j
happens sometimes that your motlter
must ever bo expecting?"
"Oh," the man stammered, a little
foolishly, "I was but going to say that
she has sometimes to entertain people
of the high nobility of different na
tions. Allehelllgcn, though small, is
rather celebrated, you know."
"Has your emperor been here?" ask
ed the young lady.
"It may be," answered Alois jauu
tlly; "it may be. Our emperor has been
to most places."
Ills companion smiled and put no'
Slowly they climbed on, the two car
riages, containing the English girl's
mother, a middle aged companion, a
French maid and a reasonable supply
of luggage, tolling up behind, the har
ness Jingling with a faint sound, as of
Then at last they came to the Inn, a
quaint house, half of stone, half of rich
brown shingles, a huge picture crowd
ed with saints of special importance
to Allehciligen painted In once crude,
now faded, colors on a swinging sign.
A characteristic yodellng cry from
Alois sent forth before the highest turn
of the road was reached brought an
apple cheeked and white capped old
woman to the door. Then it was the
youngest of the travelers who asked,
with a pleasant greeting in Khaetian.
for the best suit of rooms which Frau
Yorvan could give.
But, to the girl's astonishment, the
landlady showed none of the delight
tier son had predicted. Surprised she
certainly was, even Btartled and cer
tainly embarrassed. For an Instant she
seemed to hesitate before replying;
then her emotion was partly explained
by her words. Unfortunately her best
rooms wore engaged?four of tho bed
rooms with the choicest view and the
one private sitting room the inn pos
sessed. But if the ladles would put up
with the second best she would gladly
accommodate them. Was It but for tho
night? Oh, for severul nights! (Again
the apple fnco looked dubious.) Well,
if the I a flies would graciously ?nter
and choose from what she had to offer
she would be honored.
They did enter and presently wrote
their names as Lady Mowbray, Miss
Mowbray, Miss Manchester and maid.
An hour later when the newcomors?
mother, daughter and dumn de compa
gnle?sat down to a hot supper In a
bedehamber hastily but skillfully
transformed Into a private dining room
tho youngest of the thrco remarked to
Fran Yorvan upon iho peaceful still
ness of her house.
"One would think there wasn't a
soul about tho placo except ourselves,"
said she, "yet you've told us you have
"Tho gentlemen who arc stopping
here are away all day long in the
mountains," explained Frau Yorvan.
"It is now the time for chamois hunt
ing, and it is for that and also the
climbing of a strange group of rocks
called tho Bunch of Needles, only to
be done by groat experts, that they
come to me."
"They arc out late this evening.
Aren't you beginning to be a little
anxious about them If they go to such
"Oh, tonight, gracious frauleln, they
will not return at all," said the laud
lady, wanning Impulsively to the sub
ject. "They often stop at a kind of
hut they have near the top of the
mountain to begin sonio climb they
may wish to undertake very early,
'they are much closer to it there, you
see, and It saves their wasting several
hours on the way. They are constant
ly in tho habit of stopping at the hut
in line weuther. But they ore very
considerate. They always let me
know their plans beforehand."
"If they're away so much I think It
a little selfish in them to keep your
one prlvato sitting room when you
might need it for others," remarked
"Oh, "but gracious fraulclu, you must
not say that!" cried the old woman,
looking as much shocked as If her
young guest had broken one of tho
The girl laughed. "Why not?" she
Inquired. "Are the gentlemen of such
Importance that they mustn't be crit
icised by strangers V"
Frau Yorvan was embarrassed.
"They are excellent patrons of mine,
gracious frauleln; that Is alt I meant,"
said she. "I cannot bear that unjust
things should be thought of such?good
"I was only joking," the girl reus
sured her. "We are perfectly satisfied
with this room, which you have made
most comfortable. All I care for is that
the famous walks in tho neighborhood
?hall not bo private. I may at least
walk as much us I like and even climb
a little, I and my friend, Miss Man
chester, who Is a daring mountaineer"
?with this she threw a glance at the
middle aged lady in black, who visibly
started and grew wild eyed in re
sponse?"for I suppose that your guests
have not engaged the whole Scheehorn
for their own."
The landlady's hospitable smile re
turned. "No, gracious frauleln. You
are free to wander as you will, but do
not, I beg you, go too far or attempt
any climbs of real difficulty, for they
are not to be done without guides, and
tuke care you do not stray Into wild
places where by making some move
ment or sound before you were seen by
the hunters you might be mistaken for
"Even our prowess is hardly likely
to lead us Into such peril as that,"
laughed the girl, who seemed much
more friendly and inclined toward con
versation than the two elders of tho
party. "But please wake us early to
morrow morning. My friend Miss Man
cheater and I would like to have break
fasted and be ready for a start Ivy 8
o'clock at latest."
Again the placid features of the lady
In black quivered, and, though she said
nothing, Fran Yorvan pitied her.
"Would you not wish in any case to
have a guide?" she asked. "I could en
gage you an intelligent young man
"Thank you, no," broke in the girl
decidedly. "A guidebook is prefera
ble to a guide for what wo mean to do.
We shan't at empt any places which
the book says are unsafe for ama
teurs. But what an excellent ougrnv
ing that is over the fireplace, with the
chamois horns above it! Isn't that a
portrait of your emperor when he was
The landlady's eyes darted to the
picture. "Ach, I had meant to carry it
away," she muttered.
The girl's quick ears caught the
words. "Why should yon carry It
away? Don't you love tho emperor
that you would put his face out of
"Not lo*e Unser Leo?" cried the old
woman, horrified. "Why, wo worship
him, giaeious fraulein. We would die
for him any day, all of us mountain
people?and. yes, all Khactians, I be
lieve. I could not let you go back to
your own land with the idea that we
do not love the noblest emperor conn
try ever had. As for what 1 said
about the portrait, I didn't know that
I spoke aloud, I am so used to mum
bling to myself since 1 began to grow
deaf and old. ISut of course I wished
it put away only because it is such a
poor thing. It does Unser Leo no sort
of Justice. You?you would not recog
nize him from that picture if you were
to see him now."
With this excuse Fran Yorvan hur
ried out to fetch another dish, which
she said must be ready; to cool her
hot face and to scold herself for her
stupidity all the way downstairs.
She was gone some time, and the
girl, who had no doubt unwittingly
occasioned the old woman's uneasiness,
took advantage of her absence to
laugh?excited, happy laughter.
"l'oor, transparent old dear! So
plensed and proud of her great secret,
which she thinks she's keeping so
well!" sho exclaimed. "I'm sure she
doesn't dream that she's as easy to
read as a book with big, big print.
She's In a sad fright now lest we In
convenient foreigners should chance
upon her grand gentlemen tomorrow,
recognize one of them from tho por
trait and spoil bis precious Incognito."
"Then?you think that he is really
here-In this out of the way aorlo?"
half whispered tho grand duchess,
"I feel Btire he is," answered Prin
For a moment there was silence.
Then said the grand duchess, with an
air of resignation, "Well, I suppose we
should be glad, since wo have come to
Ithnetla for the purpose of? Dear me!
I can scarcely bring myself to say it"
"You moy say it, since our dear old
lamb of a l.etitia knows all about it
and is In with us," returned Virginia.
"Hut?but I truly didn't expect to find
him here. One knows he corner* some
times?it's been in tho papers?but this
time they had it that he'd gone to make
a \\ ek's visit to poor old General von
liort ok at the baths of Molina, and I
thought before we went to Kronburg
with all our pretty letters of introduc
tion, as ho was away from the palace
there, it would l>e Idyllic to use up the
time with a visit to Allehelllgen. I
don't wan I you and Ixitltta to think
that I was Just making cntspaws of
? you both and forcing you without
knowing to help me unearth him in his
lalr. Still, as he is here"?
"Perhaps he Isn't," suggested the
grand duchess. "I don't see that you
have much ground for fancying so."
"Oh, generali" echoed Virginia scorn
fully, "it's instinct that i go upon, not
ground that woman's face when she
saw foreign tourists at her door out of
season when she had a right to think
she was safe from invasion; her stam
mering about the best rooms being tak
en; her wish to get rid of us; her dis
tress that she couldn't possibly do .co
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Way site talks of her 'four gentlemen;'
her horror at my le/.e majesty; her con
fusion about the portraits; her wish to
impress it upon us that Unser Leo is
quite changed. Instinct ought to be
ashamed if it couldn't play detective
as far as that. Hut?of course wo may
not see him. If she can help it, we
won't. He won't like being run to
earth by tourists when ho is amusing
himself, and perhaps the trusty land
lady will send the intelligent young
guide whom I refused to warn him, so
that if he chooses he can keep out of
"I almost hope she may send," said
the grand duchess. "I don't think
Providence wills a meeting here. You
have brought no pretty dresses. I
should like him to see you first when
you look your best, since to your mind
so much depends upon his feelings in
"Our ilrst meeting is?on tho knees |
of the gods," murmured Virginia.
And then Fran Yorvan came into tho
room with a souftln
I * HW 4 ?'*-St *?*'**??'5i <** ?j
ANDREW J. SWEENEY.
W. D. S. Ff:
Was a North Carolinian by birth.
When a young man he cast his lot with*
us. Married Addie Pitts and settled on
Peachload creek. Ho made us a useful
citizen; was industrious, honest, sober
and law-abiding, lie knew what was
right and dared to do it. It made no
difference how much commotion was in
the settlement ho was on the side of
the best men. His trade carried him
into the homes of our people, where he
conducted himself as a gentleman. He
was reserved in manners and never
thrust himself forward as a know all,
but waited to be drawn out on the cur
rent affairs of the country. His health
failed him this year and he went into a
gradual decline. On yesterday morn
ing, May 13th, 1908, he left us. Today
he will be buried at Friendship church
with the Pitts family. He know his
work was finished on earth and said he
was ready to go. What a blessing it is
to a man that he is not afraid to meet
He was a son of Joe Sweeney, Gen.
Job Stewart's great musician.
"The Master said remember the
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At the end of a strenuous day the old
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The young man offered to show him
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"Phwat's that, now?"
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