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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN; WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1909.
7 THE LURE OF THE MASK By HAROLD M'GRATH Copyright 1908 Th Bobb'Mrrlll Co. (Continued from yesterday.) CHAPTER XXIV. Measure for Measure. Silence invested the Villa Ariadne; yet warm and mellow liht illumined many a window pathways on the is nothing: to forgive on my side; the gift is on yours. For I have been a meddler, an unhappy one." "Will you and Mr. Merrihew go or marked short now? I do not wish you two to wit blackness of the ' ness this scene." lawn. Of the hundred lanterns hang- "Leave you alone with this wretch? ing in the gardens, not a dozen still . No!" said Hillard. burned, and' these offered rather a' "Well?" cried the prince impatient melancholy reminder of joy and ly. He was not inclined toward these laughter departed. The moon was high confidences between the American and in the heavens now, and the shadows his wife. "I have asked a question cast by the gloomy cypresses put the and nobody replies. I inquire again, little god in the fountain in complete , what position does he hold?" darkness. A single marble bench stood "This villa is mine." she answered, out with that vividness which only the sharpness of her tone giving hint marble and moonshine can produce, to the volcano hurniux in her heart. ranging your freedom, once the estate that all animation was suspended, and and moneys were divided, but not that she could not have moved it she now. You shall read my wife till the had tried. By and by she gazed round end of the book; for unless I meet the room, fast dimming; at the gut you half way, the marriage contract terlng candles, at the empty chairs, at cannot be broken. In the old days it the vacant doors and hollow windows, was your conscience. The still small He had not asked her if she loved voice seems no longer to trouble you," . him, and that was well. But there turning suggestively to Hillard. "You was not at that moment In all the are topping at the Hotel Italie?" length and breadth of Italy a lonelier "I am. You will find rae there," re- woman than her Highness the Prin turned Hillard with good understand- cipessa dl Monte Uianca. Ing. (To be Continued.) "Good! Your Highness, tomorrow. 1000 LBS. BIG RIPE CHERRIES, night I shall have the extreme pleas- 10c per LB. 1,000 BOXES CALI ure of running your lover through the. FORNIA BLACKBERRIES, 3 FOR throat. He picked up his cap, which 25c McK EE'S CASH STORE. iay on one or me cnair, put 11 on cavalierly, and took his princely pres ence out of their immediate vicinity. "It will do my soul good to stand before that scoundrel," said Hillard, stretching out his hands and closing All the carriages, save one, were gone. A solitary saddle horse rattled his bit, pawed restively, and tossed his head worriedly from side to side, as if prescience had touched him with foretelling. . On the other side of the wall, lurk ing in the dark niches, was a tall, lean, grey-haired old man who watch ed and listened and waited. When ever he ventured into the moonlight the expression on his face was ex ultant but sinister. He was watching and listening and waiting for the horse. At the first sound of the ani- " However the estates may be par titioned, this will be mine. I com mand you to leave it at once, for your presence here is as unwelcome to me as that 1 all creepi'ifc things. I find that I do not bate you: I loathe you." The prince laughed. That she loath ed or hated him touched him not in the quick. Ixive or h:lc frotn this woman who knew him for -eiint he was, a soulless scoundrel, was noth ing. She was simply a sack of gold. But this was his hour of triumph, and he proposed to make the most of it. "I could have let the carabinieri mal's prancing hoofs on the stones by take you to prison," he said urbane- the porter's lodge, the old man was prepared to steal to the self-appointed place somewhat down the road. What befell there would be wholly in the hands of God. Seven years! It was a long time. He had not hunted for this man; he was breaking no prom ise: their paths had recrossed; it was destiny. So he waited. Within the ball-room the candles were sinking in their brass sconces and little waxen stalactites formed about the rims. The leaving of the guests had been hurried and noisy and without any particular formality of directness. In truth, it resembled a disorderly retreat more than any thing else. The denouement was evi dently sufficient; they had no desire to witness the anti-climax, nowever interesting and instructive it might be. Carabinieri and tableaux and con jugal reunion: it was too much to lie crowded all into one night. Good-by! During this flight his Highness the Principl di Monte Bianca, Enrico by name, had taken the part of an amused spectator; but now that the last of the unwelcome guests was gone, he assumed the role premedi tated. He strode up and down the floor, his spurs tinkling and his saber rattling harshly. He stopped before this painting or that, scrutinized the corners to ascertain what artist had signed it: he paused an interval be fore the marble faun, which he recog nized as a genuine antique. These things really interested him, for he had never been inside the Villa Ari adne till this night. And there was an excellent reason. Occasionally he glanced at the group on the opposite side of the room. He laughed silent ly. They were as lively as so many sticks of wood. Oh, he would enjoy bimself tonight: he would extrui-t every irop of pleasure from this rare and unexpected moment. Had she been mad, he wonde.-ed, to give him out of hand this longed-for oppor tunity? A month longer and this j scene would have been impossible. At I last he came to a stand In front of Ti Sienorina. who was white and weary- The two had not yet ex changed a word. "So," he said, "after five yesr I find you. my beautiful wife!" With one hand hipping his saber and the other curling his mustache, he smiled at her. What a devil of a timj you have given me! Across oceans and ntinents' A hundred times I have pass-J you without knowing it tilf too late. And here, at ihe very moiiient when I believed it was all over, you fling yourself into the loving arms of your adoring husband! I do not on cierstand.' "Be brief," she replied, the chill of j-nows in her voice. Her hate for this man had no empty corners. "I have jlayed foolishly into your hanus. Say what you will and be gone." "What a welcome!" "Be quick!" There was danger in her voice now. and he recognized the tense quality of it. "I shall telegraph to the attor neys in Rome to partition the estates, mv heart!" mocking her. "The king will not add to his private purse the riches of Colonel Grosvenor and the Principl di Monte Bianca, your father and mine, old fools! To tell the truth. I am badly in need of money, and, head of Bacchus! your, appearance here is life to me, my dear Sonia. Life! I am a rich man. But." with a sudden scowl, dropping the mask of banter. "I do not understand these companions of yours." He eyed the group coldly. "What position in my household does this gentleman occu py?" indicating Hillard and smiling evilly. "Give no heed," said La Signorina, as Hillard took a step forward. "So it is all true, then?" he asked despairingly. "You are his wife?" "Yes. Forgive me, but did I not warn you many times? In the eyes of the Italian civil law I am this man's wife, but in the eyes of God and the church, never, never!" "What do you mean?" "In a few days I shall write you; in this letter I promise to explain everything. And you will forgive me, I know." "Forgive you? For what? There ly. "A night in a demp cell would have chastened your spirit. But I preferred to settle this affair aa quick ly as possible. But this friend of yours, he annoys me." "Is it possible?" returned Hillard. "Your Highness has but to say the word and I will undertake the pleas ure of relieving you of this man's presence." "Be still," she said. "Will you go?" to the prince. "Presently. First, I wish to add that your dear friend is both thick skulled and cowardly. I offered to slap his face a few nights ago, but he discreetly declined." Hillard laughed shortly. He de sired to get closer to, this gentleman ly prince. "For my sake!" whispered La Sig norina. "I am calm," replied Hillard, gently releasing his arm from her grasp. He approached the prince smiling, but there was murder and despair in his heart. "Had I known you that CONTEST NOTICE. . Department of the Interior, United States Land Office. Contest T?0 Serial 0I2?4. them with crushing force. "He hus Phoenix, Ariz., June 10, 1909. felt the power of my hand tonight. I ' A sufficient contest affidavit having will kill him." , been filed in this office by John T. La Signorina laid a hand on his Whitney, contestant, against Home arm. "No, Mr. Hillard, you will fight stead Entry No. 15K3. Serial 04234. no duel." , March 28. 1908. for lots 1 and 2 and "And why not? I do not see how E1 XWH Section IS, Townahip 2N, It can be avoided." j Range 4 E, Meridian by William C. "You have told me that you love Griffis, contestee, in which it is alleged me. As it stands I may sometimes that the entryman his failed to coin see you, but If you kill him. never." : ply with the homestead laws in regard "He is far more likely to kill me," to residence nnd cultivation in that he said Hillard morosely. "And perhaps has failed to establish his home on the It would be a kind service." land and that the sad land is unim- "Shame!" she cried. "Have you no proved and uncultivated, that said en courage? Cun you not accept the in- tryman has never established a resl evitable manfully? Think of me. I dence on the land having left the coun can fight no duels; I must live on and try many months ago. Said parties on, tied legally to this man. And it are hereby notified. to appear, respond is you who will add misery to my un- and offer evidence touching said alle happlness? You will not fight him," gation at 10 o'clock a. m. on September with the assurance of one who has 15, l'tuli, before Register and Receiver offered a complete argument. at Phoenix, Arizona, at 10 o'clock a "Very well. To lie called a coward m. by a man like that is nothing. I shall The said contestant, having in a not fight him." ! proper affidavit, filed June 2, 1H09. set "Thank you." And she gave him forth facts which show that after due her hand Impulsively. diligence personal service of this no- "I love you.' he murmured as he tice can not be made, it Is hereby or bent to kiss the hand; "and it is not derel and directed that such notice be dishonorable for you to hear me say given by due and proper publication so. CIIAS. E. ARNOLD. Receiver. "I forbid you to say that!" But the! l.tncrini' nf th enrlil una In hur i-..i ' os she looked down at his head. She released her hand. "My friends, to morrow our little play comes to an end. This is no longer Eden. We must go." "This is what comes of American el Jones, Its Land Commissioner, has girls marrying these blamed foreign- flled ln tnls offlce lt9 application to ers." growled the tender-hearted "titer, under the provisions of the Act O'Mally. "Why did vou do it?" of Jne "97 (SO Stats.. 36), the fol- NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Phoenix, Arizona. I .a ml Office, Serial No. 061S5. June 4. 1909. 1 Notice is hereby given that the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company, by How- ' ..1 T ( T .... I ; . V. . I km almost Italian Mr. O'M.illv. i lowing described lands, viz: I had no choice in the matter; the' The northeast quarter of the south affair was prearranged by our parents ast quarter and the southeast quarter after the continental fashion." r tne nortneast quarter or seci.on six. "I'm sorry I spoke like that." O'.Mal- am tne northwest quarter of the ly said contritely. I southwest quarter and the southwest "No apologies, if you please. It Is quarter of northwest quarter of sec- night, one of us would not be here only Just that you should know some- on- e- townsmp rour. norm or rT ..... t.m -rtr ino An or tT tha 1 1 1 m a nH voir tning or tne case, consinering tne - . .-... manner in which I Imposed upon you River Meridian, Arizona. aU Any and all persons claiming ad- I II punch Worth's head when I versely the lands described or desiring run across him," O'Mally clenched his to object because of the mineral char flat,, ! acter of the land, or for any other That would change nothing. He reason, to me oisposai to me appn FOR SALE-CITY :; Price $2250 And ex- cellent terms, 5-room modern brick cottage x X with screen sleeping X room, in northeast part X f of town, on car line; I t has all modern conven- 1 iecnes and well built. :: Price $2500 Modern '.' 4-room brick " cottage " with screen sleeping :i room, shade and lawn; " North 3rd street. Good terms. - Price $3000 5-room f modern brick cottage, with nie shade, lawn, f roses, cement walk, close in, north. I Price $1100 C-room t frame, close in, south part of town; one fourth cash, balance on good terms. The H. I. Latham Co. Real Estate Invest ments. 115 N. Center St. T i X FURNISH t fcs-H i I I I H I 5 30 ft. Bowels Biggest organ of the body the bowela--and the most important It'a got to be looked aitei neglect means suffering and years of misery. CASCARETS help nature keep every part of your bowels clean and strong then they act right means health to your whole body. m CA9CARBTB ioc bos for week treat. meot. All dniKisU. BilgMt eeller to Ue world Million boxes a aoolh, now. "It is not too late." suggested the prince. "Come, are you in love with my wife?" "Yes." "The bluntness of this assertion rather staggered the prince. "You ad mit it, then?" his throat swelling with rage. "There is no reason why I should deny it." "She is your " But the word died with a cough. Hillard, a wild Joy in his heart, caught the prince by the throat and Jammed him back against the rose satin panel, under a dripping candela brum. The prince made a violent ef fort to draw his sword, but Hillard seized his sword-arm and pinned it to the panel above, his head. The prince was an athlete,' but the man holding him was at this moment made of iron. The struggling man threw out a leg after the manner of French boxers. but his opponent met it with a knee. Again and again the prince made desperate attempts to free him self. He was soon falling in a bad way; he-gasped, his lips grew blue and the whites of his eyes bloodshot. This man was killing him! And so he was; for Hillard. realizing that he had lost everything in the world worth living for, was mad for killing. For a time the others were in capable of action. Merrihew, Kitty, O'Mally and Smith were in the dark as to what had passed verbally; they could only surmise. But here was something they all understood. I-a Signorina was first to recover. She sprang toward the combatants and grasped Hillards hand, the one buried in the prince's throat, and pulled. She was not strong enough. "Merrihew, O'Mally. quick! He is killing him!" she cried wildly. The two, Merrihew and O Many, finally succeeded In separating tne men, and none too soon. The prince staggered to a chair and sank heavily into it. A moment more and he had been a dead man. But ne was noi grateful to any one. Ijb Signorina turned upon itiiiaru. And you would have done this thing before my very eyes! "I was mad," he panted, shamea. I love you better than anything else in (jod s woriu, ana uus iimu mrcu,n that I shall lose you." And you would have come to me across his blood V wrathfully. I was not thinking of that. 1 he only thought I had was to kill him. Ood knows I'm sorry enough." And he was. "Ah. what a night!" She swayea and pressed her hand over her eyes. No, do not touch rae," sne saiu. 1 am not tne Kino 01 faints." The prince lurched toward miiara. but fortunately Merrihew neara me slithering sound ofl the saber as it left Its scabbard. Kitty screamed and O'Mally shouted. Merrihew, with a desperate lunge, stopjed the blow. He received a rough cut over the knuckles but he was not aware of this till the excitement was past. He flung the saber at O'Mally's feet. "You speak English." said Merrihew ln an ugly temper, half regretting that he had interfered with Hillard. "You may send your orderly to the Hotel Italie tomorrow morning, and your saber will be given to him. You will not carry it back to Florence tonight. Now, it is time to excuse yourself. We can get along without you nicely." The prince tore at his mustaches. He would have put them all to the sword gladly. Meddlers! To return to Florence without his saber was dis honor. He cursed them all roundly, after the manner of certain huslwinds, and turned to La Signorina. I am in the way here," he said, controlling his voice with difficulty. "But listen attentively to what I say: you shall remain my wife so long as both of us live. I had Intended ar- FOR SALE A bargain In income property close In. Owner must sell. Eight lots In Neahr's addition, 11600. W. M. Fickas 17 North First Avenue. Fire Insurance, Surety Bonds, Real Estate, Mortgage Loans. with every lot at WD1AWOLA DOMESTIC WATER Which saves you digging a well;. Irrigation Water, which saves your grass and " trees. Automobile to show you. This will prove it We have the soil; take a shovel and dig.v! We have the climate; everybody knows it. Only a few minutes time well spent to see a district which spells suc cess to the neighborhood. Paying rent is criminal when you can buy a lot at 10 down and .f 10 per month. Southwestern Realty Co. 'IT'S THE SOIL Next Door to P. 0. HWWHW.'l Phone Main 2S0 -S-S-i-H-i-S-H 1 M"H 1-W-H-H-K-H. MONEY TO LOAN In amounts to suit On improved farms; On improved city property. Phoenix Trust Company 1G West Adams St. -:- , W-K-H-H-t-W-i-I I i"t' I-f H-W-H- '4. FOR GRAIN, ORANCE, ALFALFA LAND SEE Harry Kay & Company Insurance Agents, -PHOENIX, ARIZONA. A fine 10-acre ranch with small frame house, all in cultivation, fenced, good well and pump, 300 young fruit trees, horse, wagon and harness. 30 to 40 brown Leghorn hens. Only 2 li miles northwes of Phoenix: a big bargain, but must be sold quick. r.. fir.nn - . . j v. i i cant, should file their affidavits of nro- , TV"." .,ar u""' . .est i ,hi. office on nr hefor- ,he Furnished and unfurnished houses nis lime l urn ana nas Rone, v ere -- - we not a happy family together for 24th day of Julv, 1909. weeks?" La Signorina smiled wanly. FRANK H. PARKER, "Tomorrow I am going to write Mr. Register. Hillard: I am going to tell him the Flret published In Arizona Republi- story. From your point of view you can, June 9, 1909. may write me down a silly fool, but one's angle of vision is not immutable." "You're the finest woman in the world," declared O'Mally; "and what ever you have done has been right, I know." Then Kitty ran up to La Signorina and embraced her; and the eyes of i both of them swam in tears. "You will be happy at any rate. Kitty." "Poor girl!" cried Kitty. Princesses were mortal like other people. "How NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Phoenix. Arizona. Land Office, Serial No. 016167. June 3, 1909. Notice is hereby given that the Santa' Ke Pacific Railroad Company, by Howel Jones, its Land Commissioner, has filed in this office its application to enter, under the provisions of the Act of June 4, 1897 (30 Stats.. 3G), the following described lands, viz.: All of sections twenty-eight and twenty-nine, the east half of the east half nt .Ai.Hnn tklpfi'.nn. an.4 nil I love you! Come back with us to ; thrty.two and th,Vtv.tnree. in township four north, of range one east In Arizona. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the lands described or desiring to object because of the mineral char acter of the land, or for any other reason, to the disposal to the appli cant, should file their affidavits of pro test in this office, on or before the 24th day of July. 1909. FRANK H. PARKER, Register. America.' "I must live out the puzzle over here." When Hillard and La Signorina were at length alone, he asked: "When shall I see you again?" "Who knows? Some day. perhaps, when time has softened the sharp edges of this moment, the second bit terest I have ever known. Tomorrow I shall write, or very soon. Now. give me your promise that you will no more seek me till I send for you." in all parts of city. COLE SROTHERS. Real Estate & Rental Agency. 210 W. Wash. St. Phone Blk. 2681. "You will send for me?" with eager- j $ ness and hope. i "Why not?" proudly. "There is noth ing wrong in our friendship, and prize it. Promise." "I promise. Oood-by! 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