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THE IOLA REGISTER FRI DAY MATgl002,
i -3 hU M $ e hi 'Yvl J.-V y V It t- ."..Vi CASE 113 ..By... Emilc G&tbori&tu CHAPTER IX. OT far from tho ralala Royal la tho sign of Tho Good Faith, a small establish ment, half cafo and half shop, frequented by the people of tho neighborhood. It was In one of tho Toome of this modest cafo that Pros per the day after his releaso awaited M. Vcrdurct, who had promised to aneet him at 4 o'clock. The clock struck C M. Verduret, who was punctuality Itself, appeared. Ho was more red faced and Belf satisfied, if possible, than tho day before. As soon as the ecrvant had left tho room to obey his lorders ho said to Prosper: "Well, are our commissions execut ed r "Yes, monsieur." 1 "Have yon seen tho costumer?" "I gave him your letter, and every I htng you ordered will be sent to tho Archangel tomorrow." "Very good. You have not lost time. Neither have L I have good news for you." The Good Taith is almost deserted at 4 o'clock. M. Verduret and Piosper could talk at their ease without fear of being overheard by gossiping neigh bors. M. Verduret drew forth his 'memorandum book, tho precious diary (Which, like the enchanted book in fairy talcs, had an answer for every ques tion. "While awaiting our emissaries whom I appointed to meet hero let us devote , a little time to M. de Lagors. Do you know wnat part of Franco this devot ed friend of yours comes from?" "From St Remy, which is also Mme. Fauvcl's native town." "Are you sure?" "Oh, perfectly so, monsieur. He has oiot only often told me so, but I have heard him tell M. Fauvcl, and he (would tell Mme. Fauvcl about his , mother, who was her cousin and dear ly beloved by her." "Then you think there is no possiblo mistake about this?" "No, monsieur." "Well, things ore beginning to look queer. And ho began to whistle between his teeth, which with M. Verduret was a Blgn of Intense satisfaction. "What do you mean, monsieur?" in quired Prosper. "What has Just happened, what 1 have been tracing. Here is a lovely town called St Remy, 0,000 inhabit ants, charming boulevards on the site of the old fortifications, fine state house, numerous fountains, large char coal market, silk factories, famous hos pital, and so forth." Prosper was on burning coals. . "Please be 60 good, monsieur" "It also contains," continued M. Vcr l duret, "a Roman triumphal arch which ' Is of unparalleled beauty and a Greek mausoleum, but no Lagors. St. Remy ,ia the native town of Nostradamus, but not that of your friend." ,' "Nevertheless I have proofs." I "Naturally. But proofs can be fabrl i cated; relatives can bo Improvised. ITour evidence is open to suspicion; mine nre authenticated. While you lavoro pining in prison I was preparing my batteries and collecting munition to open Are. I wrote to St. Remy and ccelvod an answer." "What was It?" "Have patience." said M. Veuluietas turned oer tho leaes of his memo frniftt.': "Ah, here Is No. 1. Row re iBpectfully to It; 'tis otllclal." IIo then read: 1 "Tagors. Very old family, originally from Malllane, settled at St. Itemy about a century go." "You see?" cried Prosper. 'Tray, allow uie to finish," said M. Verduret. who pioceeded: "Tho last of tho Lnjrora (Jules Itcne-Hcnrl), bearing without warrant tho title of count, mat-j-led In 1629 Mile. Itosalie Clarlsss Fontanet of Taratcon; died December, 1S48, without male heir, but left two daughters. The registers of the province make no mention of any person in the district bearing the name of Lagors. i "Now, what have you to say to 'that?" said the fat man. Prosper looked amazed. "nut wny am ji. l auvei treat ltaoui '' as his nephew?" "You mean as his wife's nephew. Let us examine note No. 2. It is not official, but It throws a valuable light upon tho 20,000 llvres ineotno of your friend. "Jules Bene-Ilenri de Lagors, last of his name, died at St. Remy on the 2Mb. of December, 18-18, In a condition bordering on poverty. He at one lm was ponscswd of a moderate fortune, but in vested It In a silkworm nursery and lost It all. "He bad no son, but left two daughters, one of whom Is t teacher st Alz, and ibe other married retail merchant at Orgon. Ills widow Is sur- the veil ! tbe came erdurot "Really, monsieur, I don't know jwbether I am awako or dreaming." "Now I wish to remark ono thing. trfomo people may assert that tho Wid Um T titrnva hnri o ftillfl lint-Tt ntni- lini- husband's death, not acknowledged, but bearing tho father's name. This I objection Is destroyed by tho ago of your friend. Raoul is twenty-four, nnd M. do Lagors has not been dead twenty years." i "But," said Prosper thoughtfully, '.who is Raoul?" "I don't know. I confess it is easier to find out who ho is than to know who he is not There is ono man who ;uld givo us all tho Information wo l-ek, but ho will tako good caro to bep his mouth shut." Y'M. do Clamcran?" 'Ycs." - -- IKfl KB a S ported entirely by one of her relatives, I of a rich banker in Paris. No person ol cf Lagors lives In the district of Aries. "That Is all," said M. V "Don't you think it enough?" "I havo always felt tho most inex plicable nwrsJon toward him. Ah, if wo couldxon!y get his record in addi tion to what you already have!" "I havo been furnished with n few notes concerning tho Clamcran family by your father, who know them well. They aro brief, but I expect more," "What did my father tell you?" "Nothing favorable, you may bo sure. I will read you tho synopsis of his Information: "Louis de Clameran was born at (he Chateau ds Clameran, near Tarascon. lie bad an elder brother named Oirton. In 1S(2, in consequence of an af fray In which be had the misfortune to kill one man and badly wound another, he was compelled to fly tbe country. Gaston was an honest, nobis youth, universally beloed. Louis, on the con trary, was a wicked, despicable fellow, detested by all who knew him. "Upon the death of bis father Louis came to Paris and In less than two years had squandered not only his own patrimony, but also the share of his exiled brother. "Ilulned, harassed by debt, Louts entered the army, but behaved so disgracefully that he was dismissed from the service. "After leaving the army we lost tight of him. All we know is that he went to England and thence to a German gambltpg mort, where he wis mixed up In a scandalous affair. "In IMS we find him again In Paris. He was In great poverty, and Ids associates were depra ed. "Hut he suddenly heard of the return of his brother Gaston to France. Gaston had made a fortune In Mexico; but, being still a joung man and accustomed to a very active life, he pur chased an Iron mill near Oloron, Intending to Fpend the remainder of his life In working It. Six months ago he died In the arms of his brother Louis. Ills death gave our De blameran an Im mense fortune and the title of marquis." A light began to break In on Pros per. "Then," ho said, "from all this I Judge that M. de Clameran was very poor when I met him for the llrst time at M. Fauvcl's." "Evidently." "And about that time Lagors arrived from tho country?" "Exactly." "And about a month after his ap pearance Madeleine suddenly banished me." "Well," exclaimed M. Verduret "I am glad you are beginning to under stand the state of affairs." lie was interrupted by the entrance of a stranger. Tho newcomer was a spruce looking coachman, with ele gant black whiskers, shining boots with fancy tops, buff breeches and a yellow waistcoat with red and black stripes. After cautiously looking around the room he walked straight up to tho tuble where M. Verduret sat. "Well, Master Joseph Dubois?" said the stout man eagerly. "Don't speak of It" answered the servant "Things nre getting warm." Prosper concentrated nil his attention upon this superb domestic. IIo thought he recognized his face. He had cer tainly somewhere seen that retreating forehead and those little restless black ejes, but whcie nnd under what elr cumstaucos ho could not remember. Meanwhile Master Joseph had taken n seat at a table adjoining the one occu pied by M. Verduret and, having called for some absinth, was preparing it by holding the water aloft and Blowly dropping it in the glass. "Speak," said M. Verduret. "In the first place, I muBt say that the position of valet and coachman to M. de Clameran is not a bed of roses." "Go on. You can complain tomor row." "Very good. Yesterday my master walked out at 2 o'clock. Of course I followed him. Do you know where ho went? The thing wns as good as a farce. He went to the Archangel to keep the appointment made by Nina Gipsy." "Well, make haste. They told him she was gone. Then?" "Then? Ah, he was not at all pleas ed, I assure you. ne hurried back to the hotel where tho other, M. do La gors, awaited him. And I have never heard so much swearing! M. Raoul asked him what had happened to put him In such a bad humor. 'Nothing,' replied my master, 'except that little dovll has gone off, and no ono knows where she Is. She has slipped through our ilngeis.' Then they both appeared to he e.ed and uneay. 'Does she know anything about us?' asked Raoul. 'Nothing but what I told jou,' replied Clnmeinn. 'Rut this nothing, falling in the ear of a man with any suspicions, would put hliu on tho track of the truth.' Then Lagors exclaimed, 'If it is as serious as that, we must get rid of this little serpent!' Cut my master shrugged his shoulders and, laughlug, fcald: 'You talk like an Idiot When one Is nnnoyed by n woman of this sort, ono must tako measures to get rid of her administratively.' This idea seemed to amuso them both very much." "I understand," said M. Verduret "It is an excellent idea. But the mis fortune is it is too late to carry it out. The nothing wnich made Clameran uneasy has already fallen into a know ing ear. Nevertheless I must not let them seo my hand." With breathless curiosity Prosper listened to this report every word of which seemed to throw light upon past events. This Raoul, in whom ho had confided so deeply, was nothing moro than a scoundrel. A thousand circum stances, unnoticed at the time, now re curred to his mind and made him won der how ho could have been so long deceived. Master Joseph continued his report. "Yesterday after dinner my master decked himself out like a bridegroom. I shaved blni, curled his hair nnd per fumed him with especial care, after which I drove him to Provence street to call on Mrao. Fauvel." "Whnt!" exclaimed Prosper, "After tho insulting language ho used tho day of tho robbery did ho daro go to tho house?" "Yes, monsieur; ho not only dared this, but he also stayed thero until midnight to my great discomfort, for I got ns wet as n rat waiting for him." "How did bo look when ho camo out?" asked M. Verduret "Less pleased than when ho went in. After grooming my horses and putting away my carriage I went to seo If ho wanted anything. I found tho door locked, and ho sworo tit mo through the keyhole." "Is that all?" questioned M. Verdu ret. "All for yesterday, but this morning my master rose late, still In n horribly bad humor. At noon Raoul arrived, also furious. They at once began to dispute, nnd such a rowl At ono tlmo my master seized the other by tho throat and shook him Uko a reed. I thought ho would strangle him. But Raoul drew from his pocket a sharp pointed knlfo, tho sight of which mado my master drop him In a hurry." "But what did they say?" "Ah, there is tho rub," said Joseph plteously. "They spoko English, so I could not understand them. But I am euro they ,wero disputing nbout mon ey." "How do you know?" "Becauso I learned at the exposition that the word 'argent meant money in every languago In Europe, and this word they constantly used in their con versation." M. Yerduret sat with knit brows, talking in an undertone to himself, and Prosper, who was watching him, won dered if ho was trying to understand and construct the dispute by mero forco of reflection. "When they had done fighting," con tinued Joseph, "tho villains began to talk in Fronch ngnln, but they only spoko of trifles a fancy ball which is to bo given by some banker. When Raoul was leaving, my master said, 'Since this thing is Inevitable, nnd it must take place today, you had better remain at home, at Vestnet this even ing.' It nou 1 replied, 'Certainly.' " Night wns coming on, and the room was gradually filling with men, who called for absinth or bitters, and youths, who perched themsehes upon high stools and smoked their pipes. "It is time to go," said M. Verduret to Joseph. "Your master will want you. Besides, here is some one who wishes to Bpcak with me. I will see you tomorrow." The newcomer waa no other than Caviilllon, more troubled and frighten ed than ever. Ho looked uneasily around the room, as if ho feared the whole Tarls police forco to appear and carry him off to prison. He did not sit down nt M. Verdurct's table, but stealthily gae his hand to Piosper, and, after assuring himself that no ono was ohscnlng them, handed M. Verduret a package, saying: "She found this in a cupboard." It was a handsomely bound prayer book. M. Verduret rapidly turned over tho leaes and soon found the pages from which tho words pasted on the letter recelcd by Prosper had been cut. "I had moial proofs," he said, hand ing tho book to Prosper, "but hero is material proof sufficient In itself to sn e you." At sight of tho book Prosper turned palo as a ghost Ho recognized this prayer book Instantly. IIo had gicn it to Madeleine in exchange for the medal. On tho fly leaf Mndelclne had written, "Souenlr of Notre Damo do Fourvleres, 17 January, 1800." "This book belongs to Madeleine!" he cried. M. Verduret did not reply, but walk ed toward a young man dressed like a wine merchant who had Just entered the room. He glanced at the note which this person handed to him nnd hastened back to the table. "I think we have got them now!" he snld excitedly. Throwing a five franc piece on tho table and without saying a word to Cavalllon, he hurried Trosper from tho room. "What fatality!" ho said as ho has tened along the street. "Wo may miss them. I fear wo shall reach the St. Lazato station too late for tho St. Ger main train." "ior Hon en's sake, wheio aro you going?" asked Piosper. "Come on. We can talk on tho way." Reaching Pnlnls Royal place, 51. Verduret stopped before ono of the hacks belonging lo tho i all way sta tion and examined the horses nt n glance. "How much to Vcslnot?" ho asked of tho dilver. "I don't know tho road very well that way." The nnuio of Veslnet was enough for Prosper. "I will point out tho road," ho inter rupted quickly. "Well," said tho driver, "at this timo of night in such dreadful weather It will bo 23 francs." "And how much for driving very rap idly?" "I leave that to your generosity, but if you make it 33 francs I think" "You shall have a hundred," inter rupted 51. Verduret, "If you overtake a carrlago which has half an hour's start of us." "By thunder!" cried the delighted driver. "Jump in quick! Wo aro los ing time!" And, whipping up his lean horses, ho galloped them down Vnlols street CHAPTER X. EATING tho llttlo station of Vesluet, wo come upon two roads. One, to tho left, mac adamized and kept in perfect repair, leads to tho village, of which thero aro glimpses hero and thero through tho trees. Tho other, newly laid out and Just covered with gravel, leads through tho woods. At tho Junc tion of theso two roads Prosper stop ped the cab. Tho driver had gained his hundred francs. The hoises were completely worn out, but before long 51. Verduret could distinguish tho Innips of a cnb hlmllar to tho ono ho occupied about fifty yaids ahead of him. Alighting from the cnb, ho hand ed the driver a bank note. "Here," he snld, "Is what I promised you. Go to the first tavern you find on BAD BREATH I have been siting; CAHUAltirra nnilm a mild and etlecilve laxative ttier arc lmilt won derful air daughter and I were bottierod with sick stomach and our breath was very bad After taking a few doses of Cascarcls we have Improved wonderf ullji 'J tier are a iireat help lu the family." WlLttKIIIKA NiflEL 1137 Itutf nhouse m , Cincinnati, Ohio. CANDY bwdccueto T)0 MANN srlOUrrtNIO Pleasant, Palatable. Potent, Taste Good Do Good, Never Bickon. Woaken.or Orlpo. 10c. c,&0o- ... CURE CONSTIPATION. ... Bttrilnf ItrnfS; Oap, (ttMta, ll.Xrt.l, K. Tort, 311 NflT0t?AR Bo'dand pnaranteed by all drug- w w w.w HII1S MJ VUAfcC 4 JTobaoco liablt. tho right Uniiu sroo or the road as you enter the village. If we are not there, you arc nt liberty to return to Fnris." The driver was profuse in his thanks, but neither Pnosper nor his companion heard them. They had already started up tho new road. Tho weather, which had been Inclement when they set out, was now worse. The rain fell In tor rents, and a furious wind howled dls mnlty through the branches of tbe trees. 51. Verduret and Prosper had been wnlklng along tho muddy road for about five minutes when suddenly the latter stopped. "This Is Raoul's house," he said. Before tho gate of an isolated house stood the cab which they had follow ed. Reclining on his Beat wrapped In u thick cloak, was tho driver, who, in iplte of the pouring rain, wns already nsleep. evidently waiting for tbe per son whom ho had brought to this house. 51. Vcrdurct went to him, pulled his cloak and Bald In a low voice: "Hello, my man." The drler started and. mechanically gathering his reins, yawned out "All right." But when by the light of the carriage lamps he saw two men in this lonely spot ho imagined that they wanted his purse and perhaps his life. "I am engaged!" he cried out ns ho cracked his whip in tho air. "I am waiting here for some one." "I know that, you fool," replied 51. Vmluret, "and only wish to ask you a question which you can gain five fr.vncs by answering. Did you not bring n middle ng-ed lady hero?" This question, this promise of five francs, instead of reat-surlng tho coach man, increased his alarm. "I hae already told you I am wait ing for some one," he said. "5Iovo on or I will call for help." M. Verduret drew back quickly. "Come away," he whispered to Pros per. "The beast "will do as ho says nnd, the nlnrm once given, farewell to our projects. We must find some other en trance than by this gate." They went along the wnll surround ing the garden in search of a place where it was possible to climb. This wns difficult to discover In tho dark, the wall being twelve feet high. Fortunately M. Verduret was very agile, nnd, hnvlng decided upon tho Bpot to be scaled, he drew back and, mnking n sudden spring remarkable for so big a man, seized one of the pro jecting stones above him, drawing him self up by tho aid of his hands nnd feet to the top of the wnll. It was now Prosper's turn to climb up; hut, though much jounger thnu his companion, he had not his agility, and 51. Verduret wns obliged to pull him up, then help ed him down on tho other side. Once In the pardon. 51. Verduret took In tho situation. The houo occupied by 51. de Lagors w.is built in the middle of n large garden. It was nnirow, two bto rics high nnd with gnnots. Only one window. In the second sto ry, was lighted. "You have often been hero nud know the hoiwr said M. Verdtnet. "What room is thnt where wo see tho light?" "Raoul's bedchamber," "Very good. AVhat rooms nre on tho first floor?" "Tho kitchen, pantry, billiard room nnd dining room." "And on the fioor above?" "Two parlors, separated by folding doors, and a study." "Where do the servants sleep?" "Raoul has none now. He Is served by a man and his wife, who come in the morning nnd go after dinner." 51. Vcrdurct rubbed his hands glee fully. "All right," he said. "There is noth ing to prevent our hearing what Raoul has to say to tnis person wno nas como from Paris at 10 o'clock at night to seo him. Let us go In." But unfortunately the heavy oak door was locked. 51. Verduret shook It In vain. "Whnt an oversight," ho said, with vexation. "I ought to have brought my instruments with me. A common lock which could be opened with n nail, and I have not even a.plece of wire!" Recognizing tho uselcssncss of an at tempt to open the door, he tried suc cessively every window on the ground floor. Alas, every blind was securely fastenod on tho inside. M. Verduret wns exasperated. Ho prowled around tho house like a fox around a hen coop, seeking an en trance. Despairingly he camo back to tho place in ft out of tho houso whence ho had tho best view of tho lighted window. "If I could only look In!" ho cried. "In there," polutlng to tho window, "Is tho solution of tho myttery, nnd we nro cut off from It by thirty or forty feet of these two stories. I must see, and I will seel" Suddenly Prosper seemed to remem ber Bomethlng. "Thero 1b n ladder here!" he cried. "Why didn't you tell mo? Where is It?" "At tho end of the garden, under the trees." They ran to tho spot nnd in a few minutes the ladder was up again the house. But to their chagrin they found that there were six good feet between the top of tho ladder and tho lighted window. "Wo cannot reach it" exclaimed Prosper. "Wo must roach it!" cried 51. Vcrdu rct And ho quickly placed himself a yard off from tho house and, seizing the ladder, cautiously raised it, resting tho bottom round on his shoulders, nt tho same tlmo holding the two uprights firmly and steadily with his hands. Tho obstacle was overcome. "Now mount," ho said to his compan ion. The situation was distressing for Prosper, but ho did not hesitate. He made a sudden spring nnd, seizing the lower rounds, quickly climbed up tho ladder, which swayed and trembled beneath his weight But his head had scarcely passed above tho lighted win dow when he uttered a cry which wns drowned in the roaring tempest and dropped like a log down on tho wet grass, crying: "Tho villain! The Ullain!" With wonderful promptness nnd Ig or 51. Verduret laid the ladder on tho ground and ran toward Prosper, fear ing ho wns dead or dangerously In jured. "What did you Bee? Are you hurt?" he whispered. But Prosper had already risen. Al though he had had a violent fall, ho ,was unhurt. "I saw," ho answered In n hoarse voice "I saw 5Iadelclne do you un derstand, 5Indelelne? In thnt room alone with Raoul." 51. Verduret was confounded. Was It possible that he. the Infallible ex pert, had been mistaken In his deduc tions? no well knew that 51. do Lagors" vis itor was a woman, but his own conjec tures nnd the note which 51me. Gipsy had sent to htm at the tavern had fully assured him that this woman, was 51me. Fauvel. "You must bo mistaken," ho said to Prosper. "No. monsieur; no. Never could I mistake nnother for 5Indelelne. Ah, you who heard what she said to me yesterday, answer mo. Was I to ex pect this Infamous treachery? You said to me then, 'She loves you, Bhe loves you!'" 51. Verduret did not answer, no had first been stupefied by his mistake and wns now racking his brain to discover tho cause of It, which was soon dis cerned by his penetrating mind. "This is the secret discovered by Nlnn," continued Prosper. "5fudelelnp, this pure and noble 51adelclne, whom I believed to be ns Immaculate as an angel, is nlone with this thief who has even stolen tho name he bears, and I, trusting fool thnt I wbb, made him my best friend. I confided to him all my hopes and fears, and he was her lover! Of course they ridiculed my absurd de votion and stupid confidence!" "How do we know," Bald M. Verdu ret "that 5ille. 5IadeIclno 1b hero on her own account? Did we not come to the conclusion that she was sacrificing herself for the benefit of some one? That suporlor will which compelled her to your dismissal may have brought about this step tonight." Thnt which coincides with our secret wishes Is nlways eagerly welcomed. Ibis supposition, apparently Improba ble, appealed to Prosper. "That might be the case," ho said. "Who knows?" "I would soon know," said 51. Ver duret "If I could see them together In that loom." Pios.por thousht a moment. "Will jou promise me, monsieur, to toll me the o.act truth all that you seo and hoar, no matter how -painful it may bo for mo?" "I swear It, upon my word of honor." Then, with a strength of which n few minutes befoio he would not hao believed himself possessed, Prosper raised the ladder nnd placed tho last round on his shoulder. "5Iount," ho said. 51. Verduret rapidly ascended the ladder without even shaking it till his head was on a level with the window. Prosper had seen but too well. Thero was 5Iadelelno at this hour of tho night alone with Raoul do Lagors. Sho still woro her wraps. She was standing in tho middle of tho room, talking with great animation. Her at titude, her look, her gestures, betrayed Indignant scorn. Raoul was seated on a chair by the fire, stirring up the coals with a pair of tongs. Every now nnd then ho would shrug bis shoulders, like n man resigned to everything he heard and had no answer except, "I cannot help it." 51. 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