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the king sign her pardon.
But the beautiful "Venus of
Venice' woman of many loves
A and hates, who caused murders
and suicides from one end of Eu
rope to the other, will never be
the same again.
She has served two j-ears of her
eight-year sentence for murder,
and they have been yearsrof un
When she first was imprisoned
the Countess Beautiful was held
in jail at Venice. She turned the,
head of the warden She seduce,dj
the prison chaplain,
So' an old law was clug up and
the Countess ws- sent- to" the
bleak penitentiary at Trazzi. She
has been there ver sjnce
The. Trazzi rule's -say convicfs
must rise'at 6 o'clock After thatr
it does'not matter how'tired, how'
weak "they may be, they must
keep on their feet atl.day Jong:
Several "times the Countess,
Beautiful was caught resting in
the day;.;several times she over
slept in the,mornfng, ,
On each occa'sioiC the slender
hands for which men Jaad done
murder, which the highest nobles
of Europe had kJssedY were tied
to bars, while the litjie body of
the Siren of Europe writhed un
der the knotted lash. '
Now she is so terrified by the
memory of the punishment that
has gone before that she no long
er trusts herself on the wooden
couch in her cell. Rather than
risk oversleeping in the morning
she sleeps on the floor always.
And it all has told on the
beauty of this scarlet woman of.
love. The green-black eyes that?
drove men mad are dull and spir
itless. The mouth that royalty;
sinned to kiss' is bloodless and j;
unshapely- The smooth, whitei
brow that looked so often pn love
and death is furrowed by suffer-4
ing. The gold-brotize hair isi
bleached and streaked with gray.
The Russian grand duke may,
win his plea. The Countess Beau.-?
tiful may be pardoned. But she
never will set Europemadagain..
The Story of the Countess' Beau-j
i; , tiful. J
j ."Daughter of Count Rurik, a dVi
scdndant of the Irish QtRourkes
I Forced when young tp njarry.
Count Tarnawski, whoift s;he
t . Two childrea; her llfevsjxry
of love for her childre1md"w:ld
Scandals with her loversY
At dinner one nignt, in tne veryj
face of tier husband, she. threw
her arms about a yqung Tqj. t j
Tarnowski shoot's and kills tHe
lover and gets divorce.
She goes to Venice and opens
Blue-bIoode,d nobles flock there
and pour their riches and their
love and thejr honor at her feet.
Her divorce lawyer, Luiz Pnlu
koff, deserts Tiis family, robs his
clients and come$ to her.
Tires of Pnlukoff and tries to
drive him to suicide by giving
herself to her own brother-in-law. t
Dr. Nikolas' Naumoff, brilliant
Russian student and member of
old and powerful family, meets
and loves her.
She induces Naumoff to mur
der Count Paul Kamarovsky, an-