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The Richmond Palladium. Tuesday, December 18, 1906.
Page Seven. 5o IBy .A.. Gonan HDoyle. P ; CHAPTER L T vras the sort of window which was common in Paris about the end of the seventeenth century. Inside the window was furaish- with a broad bancal of brown uped Spanish leather, where the . t. , n . t of the sea as on the other. X ltriiluU lUv tut laiuo vi an una- croinir forward In the busr world them. Two of them sat there 1 a man and a woman, but their having satisfied himself as to the house, sprang lightly out of his saddle and, disengaging his gun. pushed his way unconcernedly through the gaping crowd and knocked loudly at the door. "Who is he, then?" asked De Catinat. "A Canadian?- I am almost one my self. I had as many .friends on one side were turned to the spectacle and faces to the large aud richly fur 1 room. From time to time they a glance at each other, and their old that they needed no other Mrntt if- rk T ia vnnr1oTk1 lit frr ere' a well favored pair. She ery young, twenty at the most. iLR face which was pale, indeed, yet of a brilliant pallor, which was clear and fresh and carried with it idl a suggestion of purity and inno nce that one would not wish its aiden grace to be marred by an in usion of color. In her whole expres- on mere was sometnmg quiet ami hbdued, which was accentuated by r simple dress of black taffeta. Such as Adele Catinat, the only daughter f the famous Huguenot cloth mer-Lant. But If her dress was somber it was oned for by the magnificence of her tmnanion. He was a man who might bve been ten years her senior, with a en soldier face, small well marked latures, a carefully trimmed black ustacbe and a dark hazel eye which lght harden to command a man or ften to supplicate a woman and be iccessful at either. Any Frenchman buld have recognized his uniform as king tbtft of an officer in the famous uo guard of Louis XI v. A trim, kshlng soldier he looked, with bis briing ; black hair and well poised Mid. Such he had proved himself be re now In the field, too, until the 'ime of Amory de Catinat had become nspicuous among the thousands of e valiant lesser noblesse who had icked into the service of the king. They were first cousins, these two, lid there was Just sufficient resem ,ance in the clear cut features to re 11 the relationship. De Catinat was rung from a noble Huguenot family, it, having lost his parents early, he 'd Joined the army and had worked I way without Influence and against I odds to his present position. His ther's younger brother, however, find 's every path to fortune barred to 3 through the persecution to which m of his faith were already subject , bad dropped the "de" which Implied t noble descent and had taken to ide In the c"ity of Paris, with such jeeess that ne was now one or tne best and most prominent citizens or )3 town. 'Tell me, Adeie," saia ne, wuy ao In look troubled?" You leave me this evening." 'But only to return tomorrow. 'And must you really, really go to- nt?" 'It would be as much as my commis n Is worth to be absent. Why, I am '. duty tomorrow morning outside the iig's bedroom t 4 After chapel time ijor de Brissac will take my place, d then I am. free once more. But 11 that line upon your brow, dear- l. 99 I was wishing that father would re ln.M j And why? Are you so lonely, then?" (Ier pale face lit up with a quick :'ile. "I shall not be lonely until to ;ht. But I am -always uneasy when is away. One hears so much now of i persecution of our poor brethren." :Tut, my uncle can defy them." He has gone to the provost of the rccr guild about this notice of the lrterlng of the dragoons." Ah, you have not told me of that." Here it Is." She rose and took up a .jvof blue paper wltb a red seal dan ag from it which lay upon the table. strong black brows knitted to " her as he glanced at it. ?; Take notice," it ran, "that you, The : lile Catinat, cloth mercer of the Rue t Martin, are hereby required to give slter and rations to twenty men of j Languedoc Blue, dragoons, under ptaln Dalbert, until such time as -K i receive a further notice. Signed I . Beaupre, commissioner of the Catinat knew well how this meth yl of annoying Huguenots had been ictlced all over France, but he had Jtered himself that bis own position 'court would have insured his kins n from such an outrage. He threw h paper down with an exclamation linger. - ..When do they come?" Father said tonight." Then they shall not be here long. j " morrow I shall have an order to re ve them. But the eun has sunk be d St Martin's church, and I should 'eady be upon my way." No, no: you must not go yet." ;I would thatT could give you Into ir father's charge first, for I fear to ve you alone when these troopers ;y come. And yet no excuse will ill me if I am not at Versailles, t see; a horseman has stopped be e the door. He Is not In uniform J-rhaDs he is a messenger." ; j'he girl ran eagerly to the window 1 peered out. PAhr she cried. "I had forgotten. VLls the man from America. Father ri that he would come today." ?The man from America r repeated re. soldier in a tone of surprise, and 3y both craned their necks from the Jlidow. - 2 he horseman, a sturdy, broad shoul- ed young man, clean shaven and Jfo haired, turned his Ions, swarthv He and his toid features in their di- ytion as he ran his eye over the front j?he house. He had a soft brimmed y hat of a shape which was strange 50'?arisian eyes, but his somber clothes high boots were such as any clti 1 might have worn. Yet his general -earanc?, was so unusual that, a .up of townsfolk had already assem round him, staring with open I uth at his horse and himself. A Titered gun with an extremely long Mrel.was fastened by the stock to stirryp, while the muzzle stuck up f the air behind him. The rider. "Nay, he is from the Cnglisb prov inces, Amory. Bijt he speaks our tongue. His mother was of our blood." "And his name?" "Is Amos Amos ah, those names! Ye3, Green, that was It, Amos Green. His father and mine have done much trade together, and now his son, who, as I understand, has lived ever, in the woods, is sent here to see something of men and cities." The stranger entered and, having bowed to Adele, said to her compan ion, "Do I speak with my father's friend, M. Catinat?" "No, monsieur," said the guardsman from the staircase, "my uncle is out, but I am Captain de Catinat. at your nervice, and here Is Mile. Catinat, who is your hostess." T am sorry my father is not here to welcome you, monsieur," she said; "but I do so very heartily in his place. Your room is above. Pierre will show it to you, if you wish." "My room? For what?" "Why, monsieur, to sleep in." "And must I sleep in a room?" De Catinat laugced at the gloomy face of the American. "You shall not sleep there If you do not wish," said he. The other brightened at once, and stepped across to the farther window, which looked down upon the courtyard. "Ah!"-he cried. There Is a beech tree there, mademoiselle, and if I might take my blanket out yonder I should like it better than any room." "You are not from a town, then?" said De Catinat." "My father lives In New York, two doors from the house of Peter Stuy vesant, of whom you must have heard. He Is a very hardy man and he can do It, but I even a few days of Albany or Schenectady are enough for me. My life has been in the woods." T am sure that my father would wish you to sleep where you like and; to do what you like. j "I thank you, mademoiselle. Then I, eiiau mac uij uiiugs uul iucic, auu shall groom my horse." "I will come with you," said De Cati nat, "for I would have a word with you. Until tomorrow, then, Adele, fare well!" The two young men passed down stairs together, and the guardsman fol lowed the American out into the yard. "You have had a long Journey," he said. "Are you tired?" No; I am seldom tired." "Remain with the lady, then, until her father comes back. I have to ga and she might need a protector." ' -it mau do uc.sc. . "But if the other should come, as is possible enough the other, you under stand me, the former" "Mme. de Montespan." "Ah, that soldierly tongue of yours, captain! Should she come, I say, you will gently bar her way, with courteous words, you understand, but on no ac count is she to be permitted to enter the royal room." "Very good, Bontems." "And now we have but three min utes." He strode through the rapidly increasing group of people In the cor ridor with an air of proud humility, as befitted a man who, if he was a valet, was at least the king of valets by be ing the valet of the king. Close by the door stood a line of footmen resplen dent in their powdered wigs, red plush coats and silver shoulder knots. He turned tne handle once more and slip ped Into the darkened room. It was a large, square apartment, with two high windows upon the fur ther side, curtained across with price less velvet hangings. In one corner a narrow couch with a rug thrown across It showed where the faithful Bontems had spent the night. In the very center of the chamber there stood a large four post bed, with men wny not proceea .' it is tnree minutes after the accustomed time. To work, sir; and you. Bontems, giv word for the grand lever." It was obvious that the king was not la a very good humor that morning. He darted little quick questioning glances at his brother and at his sons, but whatever complaint or sarcasm may have trembled upon his lips was effectually stifled by De St. Quentin's ministrations. With the nonchalance born of long custom, the official cov ered the royal chin with soap, drew the razor swiftly round it and sponged over the surface with spirits of wine. A nobleman then helped to draw on the king's black velvet haut-de-chausses, a second assisted In arranging them, while a third drew the nightgown over the shoulders and handed the royal shirt, which had been warming before the fire. His diamond buckled shoes, his gaiters and his scarlet inner vest were successively fastened by noble courtiers, each keenly Jealous of his own privilege, and over the vest was placed the blue ribbon with the cross of the Holy Ghost in diamonds, and that of St. Louis tied with red. The black undercoat was drawn on, the cravat of rich lace adjusted, the loose overcoat secured, two handkerchiefs of curtains of Gobelin tapestry looped! costly point carried forward upon an back from the pillow. A square of pol- j enameled saucer and thrust by sepa Ished rails surrounded it, leaving a j rate oflSdals Into each side pocket, the space some five feet in width all round ; enVer and ebony cane laid to hand, and between the inclosure and the bedside.) the monarch was readv for the inhnr tended to L:zu. "I Lope tiiat the cold of Canada has not chilled the warmth of your loyalty." "Only death itself, sire, would b cold enocgh for that." "Then I trust that it may remain to us for many long years. We would thank you for the care and pains which you have spent upon our province, and If we have recalled you it is chiefly that we would fain hear from your own lips how all things go there. And. first, as the affairs of God take preced ence, of those of France, how about the missions?" "They prosier. sire. There are Iro quois at the Sault aud the mountain. Hurons at Lorette and Al:?onrJu1u3 j along the whole rivt-r cotes f roai Ta- i dousac in the east to Sault la Marie. and even the great plains of the Da kotas, who have all taken the cross as their token. Marquette has passed down the river of the west to preach among the Illinois, and Jesuits have carried the gospel even to the warriors of the Long House in their wigwams at Onondaga." "I may add, your majesty." said Pere la Chaise, "that in leaving the truth there thay have too often left their lives with it." "Yes, sire, it is very true," cried De Frontenac cordially. "Your majesty This Em Write Ahmt tike Texas Gulf Coast Coiitiry : 111 strong black brows knitted together at he glanced at it. CHAPTER II. was the morning after the guardsman had returned to his duties. Eight o'clock bad struck on the great clock of Versailles, and it was almost time for the mon arch to rise. Servants, with clothes thrown over their arms, bustled down the passage which led to the ante chamber. The young officer, who had ; been looking wistfully out of the win dow at some courtiers who were laugh ing and chatting on the terraces, turn ed sharply upon his heel and strode over to the white and gold door of the royal bedroom. He had hardly taken his stand there before the handle was very gently turned from within, the door revolved noiselessly upon its hinges and a man slid silently through the aperture, clos ing it again behind him. As Bontems passed noiselessly across the room, his feet sinking Into the mosslike carpet, there was the heavy, close smell of sleep In the air, and he could hear the long, thin breathing of the sleeper. He passed through the opening In the rails and stood, watch In hand, waiting for the exact Instant when the iron routine of the court de manded that the monarch should be roused. Beneath him, from under the costly green coverlet of oriental silk, half buried in the fluffy Valenciennes lace which edged the pillow, there pro truded a round black bristle of close cropped hair, with the profile of a curv ing nose and petulant lip outlined against the white background. The valet snapped his watch and bent over the sleeper. "I have the honor to inform your majesty that It is half past 8." said be. "Ah!" The king slowly opened his large dark brown eyes, made the sign of the cross and kissed a little dark reliquary which he drew from under his nightdress. Then he sat up in bed. "Did you give my orders to the offi cer of the guard, Bontems?" he asked. "Yes, sire." "Who is on duty?" "Major de Brissac at the main guard and Captain de Catinat in the cor ridor." "De Catinat! Ah, the young man who stopped my horse at Fontainebleau. I remember him. You may give the sig nal, Bqntems." The chief valet walked swiftly across to the door and threw it open. In rushed the officer of the ovens and the four red coated, white wigged foot men, ready handed, silent footed, each Intent upon his own duties. The one seized upon . Bontems rug and couch and ia an instant had whipped them off into an antechamber, another had carried away . the 6llver taper stand, while a third drew back the great cur tains of stamped velvet and let a flood of light Into the apartment. They were hardly gone before a more august group entered the bedchamber. Two walked together in front, the one'i a youth little over twenty years of age, middle sized, inclining to stoutness, with a slow, pompous bearing, a well turned leg and a face which was come ly enough In a masklike fashion, but which was devoid of any shadow of expression except perhaps of an occa sional lurking gleam of mischievous humor. His companion was a man ot forty, swarthy, dignified and solemn. As the pair faced the king there was sufficient resemblance between the three fiees to show that they were of one blood and to enable a stranger to guess that the older was monsieur, the younger brother of the king, while the other was Louis the Dauphin, his only legitimate child. ' Behind the king's son and the king's brother there entered a little group of notables and of officials whom duty had called to this daily ceremony. There were the grand master of the robes, the first lord of the bedchamber, the Due du Maine, a pale youth clad in black velvet, limping heavily with his left leg, and his little brother, the young Comte de Toulouse, both of them the illegitimate sons of Mme. de Montes pan and the king. Such were the par takers in the family entry, the highest honor which the court of France ceuld aspire to. Bontems had poured on the king's hands a few drops of spirits of wine, catching them again in a silver dish; and the first lord of the bedchamber had presented the bowl of holy water, with which he made the sign of the cross, muttering to himself the short office of the Holy Ghost. Then, with a nod to his brother and a short word of greeting to the Dauphin and to the "ITnah'" lllirl ha with Vila Ann-ai n. his thin, precise li'ps, while his whole! J?uc f" Maine, he swung his legs over clean shaven face and high arched ft brows were an entreaty and a warning. "The king still sleeps." The words were whispered from one to another among the group who had assembled outside the door. The speak er, who was M. Bontems, head valet-de-chambre, gave a sign to the officer of the guard and led him Into the window alcove from which he had lately come. "Good morning. Captain de Catinat. Who commands at the main guard?" "Major de Brissac." "And you will be here?" "For four hours I attend the king." "Very good. He gave me some in struction for the officer of the guard. He bade me to say that M. de Vivonne was not to be admitted to the grand lever. You are to tell him so." ' "I shall do so.! "Then, should a note come from her you understand me, the new one" "Mme. de Mala tenon?" "Precisely. But It ia more discreet not to mention names. Should she send a note, you will take it and deliver it quleUy when the king give you an the side of the bed and sat, in his long silken nightdress, his little white feet dangling from beneath It, a perilous position for any man to assume were it not that he bad so heartfelt a sense of his own dignity that he could not realize that under any circumstances It might be compromised in the eyes of others. So he sat, the master of France and yet the slave to every puff of wind, for a wandering draft had set him shiv ering and shaking. 31. de St. Quentln, the noble barber, flung a purple dress ing gown overjhe royal shoulders and placed a long, many curled court wig upon his head, while Bontems drew on his red stockings and laid before him Lis slippers of embroidered velvet. The monarch thrust his feet Into them, tied his dressing gown and passed out to the fireplace, where he settled, himself down in his easy chair, holding out his thin, delicate bands toward the blazing logs, while the others, stood round in a semicircle, waiting for the grand lever which was to follow. M. de St. Quentin, is this not our shaving morning?'' said the king. Te. aire: ail la ready. ( of the day. During the half hour or so which had been occupied In this manner there had been a constant opening and clos ing of the chamber door, and a mutter ing of names from the captain of the guard to the attendant In charge, and from the attendant in charge to the first gentleman of the chamber, ending always in the admission of some new visitor. Here, close by the king, was the harsh but energetic Louvois, all powerful now since the death of his rival Colbert, discussing a question of military organization with two officers, the one a tall and stately soldier, the other a strange little figure, undersized and misshapen, but bearing the insig nia of a marshal of France, and own ing a name which was of evil omen over the Dutch frontier, for Luxem bourg was looked upon already as the successor of Conde, even as his com panion Vauban was of Turenne. Be side them a small white haired clerical with a kindly face, Pere la Chaise, confessor to the king, was whispering his views upon Jansenism to the portly Bossuet. the eloquent bishop of Meaux. Close to the door Racine, with his hand some face wreathed in ' smiles, was chatting with the poet Boileau and the architect Mansard, the three laughing and jesting with the freedom which was natural to the favorite servants of the king. "He becomes harder and harder to amuse," said Racine. "I am to be at Mme. de , Maintenon's room at 3 to see whether a page or two of the Phe- dre may not work a change. Madame is a wonderful woman. She has brains, she has heart, she has tact she is ad mirable." ' -t . "And yet she has one gift too many- age. "Pooh! What matter her years when she can carry them like thirty? What an eye, what an arm ! And, ' besides, my friends, he is not himself a boy any longer." very true but a young man con sults his eye and an older man his ear. Over forty, it is the clever tongue which wins; under it, the pretty face.' "Ah, you rascal! Then you. have made up your mind that five and forty years with tact will hold the field against nine and thirty with beauty. Well, when your lady has won she will doubtless remember who were the first to pay court to her." "But I think you are wrong, Racine. "Well, what then?" "Then it may be a little serious for you." "And why?" "The Marquise de Montespan has a memory "Her influence may soon be nothing more. Maintenon is the cleverest wo man in France. "Pshaw, Racine, you know our dear master well, or you should, for you seem to have been at his elbow since the days of the Fronde. Is he a man, think you, to be amused forever by sermons? No, no; it will be the Mon tespan or, if not she, some younger beauty." "My dear Boileau, I say again that her sun is setting. Have you not heard the news? Her brother, M. de Vivonne, has been refused the entree. "From whom had you it?" "From De Catinat, the captain of the guard. He had his orders to bar the way to him.' "Ha, then the king does indeed mean mischief. That is why, his brow is so cloudy this . morning then. By my faith, if the marquise has the spirit with which folk credit her, he may find that it was easier to win her than to slight her." "Aye, the Mortem arts are no easy race to handle." "WelL heaven send him a safe way out of it! But who is this gentleman? His face, is .somewhat grimmer than those to which the court is accustomed. Ha, the king catches sight of , him, and Louvois beckons to him to advance." The stranger who had attracted Ra cine's attention was a tall, thin man, with a high aquiline nose, stern, fierce gray eyes, peeping out from under tuft ed brows, and a countenance so lined and marked by age, care and stress of weather that , it stood out amid the prim courtier faces which surrounded it as an old hawk might in a cage of birds of gay plumage. Louis possessed In a high degree the royal faculty of recognition. . "It is years since I have seen him. but I re member bis face well,", said he, turn ing to his minister. "It is the Comte de Frontenac, Is it not?" . Yes. sire," answered Louvois. "It Is indeed Louis de Buade, comte de Fron tenac and formerly governor of Can ada." "We are glad to see you once more at our lever," said the monarch as the old nobleman stooped his head and kisjed the white hand which was ex- J l uu tin tin Columbus. Ohio. Oct. Mt. John Sebastian, Pass. Traffic Ggr. 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Twenty about $5 an want an arte river; or you reat, and thoso which has paid t7ZZ7Z7Z7: cried infa- Tlie old nolleman stooped his head and hissed the white hand. has many brave men within his do mains,' but none braver than these They have come back up the Richelieu river from the Iroquois villages with their nails gone, their fingers torn out, a cinder where their ee should be and the scars of the pine splinters as thick upon their bodies as the fleurs-de-lis on yonder curtain." "And yc-u have suffered this?" Louis hotly. "You allow these mous assassins to live?" "I have asked for troops, sire." "And I have sent some." "One regiment. More is needed, sire." Thsre are the Canadians themselves. Have you not a militia? Could you not raflse force enough to punish these ras cally murderers of God's priests? I had always understood that you were a soldier." "It is just because I am a soldier and have seen something of war that I know how hard it is to penetrate into a country much . larger than the Low lands, all thick with forest aud bog, with a savage lurking behind every tree. You are a soldier yourself, sire. I ask you if such a war is an easy task for a handful of soldiers, with a few censitaires straight from the plow, and a troop of coureurs-de-bois whose hearts all the time are with their traps and their beaver skins." 1h T75TrArtfrtf SUV f SIM V Vll.n ike rip down there and sec to i T'lmrseir tnat s the best way. Every first and third Tues day of each month, we will soil round-trip tickets to any point in the Gulf Coast Country and return, at the following rates: From Chicago .. .. .. ,.$25.00 From St. Louis 20.00 From Kansas City .. .... 20.00 From Peoria 23.00 From St. Paul 27.50 From Minneapolis .. .. .. 27.50 These tickets will be good SO days and they will permit you to stop over at any point. 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Stamps always gl HOOD'S MODEL DEPARTMENT STORE Trading Stamps with All Purchases. Free Delivery. New Phone 1079; Old Phone 13R. Store Open Tuesday, Friday and ' baturday bvemngs. 411-413 Mam Street. (To Be Continued.) TERRIBLE ECZEI ON LITTLE W Mouth and Eyes Covered With Crusts Face Itched Myt Fear fully Hands Pinned flown to Prevent Scratching - S 1 MIRACULOUS CUI BY CUTICURA REMEDIES 1 When my little boy wu fix montht old. he had eczema. . The aorei exflnded io onickly crer the whole body that waat once called in cur. e wea another doctor, could not help nd in our despair nt to a third one. rs became ao bad he bad regular in hi cheeka, enough to put a into. The food to be given with a on. for his mouth covered with cruata thick aa a finger, and enerer be opened tne outh they began to eed and suppurate, as id also his eyes. anda. arms, chest, and back, in short the whole body, was covered crer and over. We had no rest by day or night. 'Whenever he was laid in his bed, we had to pin his hands down: tt otnerwiae ne woaia Atrmeso Hobutk. acratch w, face, and make an open sore. -1 think his face must have itched most fearfully. " We finally thought nothing could help, and I had made up my mind to send my wife with the child to Europe, hoping that the sea air might cure him, otherwise he was to be put under good medical care there. ' But, Lord be blessed, matters came differently, and we soon saw a miracle-. A friend of ours spoke about Cutieura. - We made a trial with Cuticura Soap, Ointment, and Resolvent, aad within ten days or two weeks we noticed a decided improvement. Just as quickly aa the sickness had appeared it also began to dis appear, and within ten weeks the child was absolutely well, and his akin was smooth and white as never before." F. Hohrath, President of the C. I Hohrath Company, Maaufaet. urers of Silk Rib bo as, 4 to 20 Rink Alley. June 6, 1905. South Bethlehem, Pa. CuUcufe Suae. 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