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J3emi-Weekly. EVERY TUESDAY AUD FRIDAY. By ZEB. P. COUNCIL. ESTABLISHED 1820. - Entered a second class matter August 8, 1903, lit the postoffice at Durhcm, N. C. under the act of Co"sras of March Subscription Rates ; One year....... ..$1.00 filx months ..50 cents three months... ........as cents , Rates for advertising made known on i application. DURHAM, N. C, April 2, 1907. If you thought Spring here you were-mistaken. was of Zenda 1 By ANTHONY HOPE Copyrighted. JSK4, Henry Bolt A Company COKTIXOED. , I met his ej-e.full and square, ana I read in It an angry warning. How long he had been a listener I knew not, but be had come In upon us in the nick of time. "We must not keep bis eminence waiting," said I, But Flavla, in whose love there lay no shame, with radiant eyes and blush- ing face held out ber band to Sapt She said nothing, but no man could hare missed her meaning who had ever seen a woman In the exaltation of love. A sour yet sad smile passed aver the old soldier's face, and there was tenderness in his rolce as, bending All those that have been braerine about havine corn large to kiss her hand, he said: aT .m . 2 i - . the weather last Sunday. nessr He paused and added, glancing at IT certainly was good for those me and drawing himself up to military that had summer goods and Eas ter hats to sell that the weather remained good until last Saturday. The Fifth district combine did not seem to end singly, but from rated from Fiavia. what some of them are saying, there were two one within the other. It is no more than should have been expected. Politicians nat urally like-a fight, and if the Republicans do not make it in teresting it is but natural that Democrats should raise a row of their own, ' It is rather a difficult problem to decide which was disap pointed the worst the fel low that had a new Spring suit to wear Sunday or the one that had already paid for his horse and buggy to go fishing Monday. It must be rather embarrass ing for a man to accept a position that was made vacant because another man would not do as he was bidden by one of the stock holders, especially when that position happens to be editor of a daily paper. Far be it from us to say it was anything but simple justice that the Fayetteville negro received at the hands of the court, and while he had no defense to offer, it seems rather bad that the case should have consumed so little time: that is, if you are to con sider many cases just as bad that have taken up weeks of the court's time. Fob a man like J. W. Bailey to leave the editorship of the Bib lical Recorder to enter into poll tics may improve the latter, but if it is the case it will be the first instance of the kind we ever heard of. Politics may be re formed and made a great deal better, but the chances are that the one man that attempts will become worse. erectness But before all comes the king God save the klngr And Flavla caught at my hand and )lssed it, murmuring: "Amen! Good God, amen!" We went into the ballroom again. Forced to receive adieus, I was sep- Every one when be left me went to her. Sapt was out and in of the throng, and where he had been glances, smiles and whis pers were rife. 1 doubted not that, true to his relentless purpose, he wss spreading the news that he bad learn ed. To uphold the crown and beat Black Michael that was his one re- sol e. Fiavia. myself aye, and the ret! king in Zenda were pieces in his gkine, and pawns have no business with passions. Not even at the walls of the palace did he stop, for when at last I handed Flavla down the broad marble steps and into ber carriage there was a great crowd awaiting us, nd we were welcomed with deafening theers. What could I do? nad spoken then they would have refused to believe that I was not the king; they might have believed that the king bad ran mad. By Sapt a devices and my own ungoverned passion I had been forced on, and the way back had closed behind me, and the passion still drove me in the same direction as the devices seduced me. I faced aU Strel eau that night as the king and the ac cepted suitor of the rrlncess Flavla. At last, at 3 in the morning, when the cold light of dawning day began to steal in, I was in my dressing room and Sapt alone was with me. I sat like a man dazed, staring Into the fire. He puffed at his pipe. Fritz was groe to bed, having almost refused to speak to me. On the table by me lay a rose. It had been in Flavla's dress, and as we parted she had kissed It and given It to me. Sapt advanced his band toward the rose, but witn a nmcx movement 1 but mine down upon it "That's mine," I said, "not yours nor the king's either." "We struck a good Wow for the king tonight," Mid be. t turned on him fiercely. "What's to prevent me striking a blow for myself V I said. He nodded his bead. "I know what'a in your mind, he said. "Yes, lad, but you're bound In honor." nave yon left me any honorr "Oh. come! To play a little trick on girr "Ton can spare me that Colonel Sapt If yon would not have me utterly "It's gospel truth," he said. fThanks to uiy advice, you could." I could marry the princess rind send Michael and bis brother together to" I'm not denying it, lad," sa "Then, in God's name," Ul he. cried, stretching .out' my bnnds to Mm, f'let Michael m own at us go to Zenda and crush this and bring the king back to again." " The old fellow stood and looked me for full a minute. "And the princess?" he said. I bowed my head to meet my hands and crushed the rose between my fin gers and my lips. ' I felt his hand on my shoulder, and his voice sounded husky as be whisper ed low in my ear: - "Before God, you're the finest Elph- berg of them all. But I have eaten of the king's bread, anil I om the king's servant Come, we will so 'to Zenda." And I looked up and caught him by the hand. And the eves of both of us were wet We make it a point to say as little as possible in these columns about delinquents pay in? up for The Recorder. The date your subscription expires is printed on the label on your paper every week and it should be enough. Soon we are going over our list and if your paper does not come after that date "do not be sur prised. Your attention to the date for which you have paid will save us the necessity of cut ting your name off. , f1 p'''""' p "Flavla, t am not' a villain if yon would not bate your king rot In Zenda while Michael aud I t.la v for the crest stake outside Ton follow me?" 'Ate. I follow you4 "We nwt act and quickly. Tou saw The always alert Chatham Record calls attention to the fact that ''express companies, as well as railroads, can now be made to pay promptly claims for loss or h Um,gbr- carnage to property wnue roi -Yovt cumed acuteness told yon their possession. An act for this what 1 sbwid do. well. itr m hr t. I a ween and there' another problem yuij. j m. for ywl. t yott find the answer V Legislature, making tne existing yM. i sod it" h answered, frown- law apply to express companies ins "Rnt if jou au that telf tr. fQ;irv,i you'd have to tight me first-and kill was eminently right and proper. News and Observer. Watch Johnson' 'The Rise of Jimmie "ttVli. and If I hador a wor of nwnt I tll yoa, I could rslae all Ktrelxau on foil lit an Lour and rbokt you with your Ues-yea, your mad lies I la your mouth." CHArTEIt XI. I IIE terrible temptation which was assailing me will now pe understood. would so force Michael's hand that he must kill the king. I was in a position to bid bim defiance and tighten my grasp on tne crown not for Its own sake, but because the king of Kurl- tanla was to wed the Princess Fiavia. What of Sapt and Fritz? Ah, but a man cannot be held to write down in cold blood the wild and black thoughts that storm his brain when an uncon trolled passion has battered a breach for them. .Yet, unless he sets up as a saint, he need not hate himself for them. He Is letter employed, as it humbly seemf to me. In giving thanks that power to resist was vouchsafed to him than in fretting over wicked impulses which come unsought and ex tort an unwilling hospitality from the weakness of our nature. It was a fine bright morning when I walked, unattended, to the princess' bouse, carrying a nosegay In my hand. Folicy made excuses for love, and ev- sry attention that I paid her, while It riveted my own chains, bound closer to me. the people f the great city, who worshiped ber. I found Fritz's ina morata, the Countess Ilelga, gather ing blooms in the garden for her mis tress wear and prevailed on her to take mine in their place. The girl was rosy with happiness, for Fritz, in his turn, had not wasted his evening and Bo dark shadow bung over bis woo ing save the hatred which the Duke of Strelsau was known to bear him. "And that" she said, with a mis chievous smile, "your majesty has made of no moment Yes, I will take the flowers. Shall I tell you, sire. what is the first thing the princess does with them?" We were talking on a broad terrace that ran along the back of the house. and a window above our beads stood open. . ' , , -. "Madame cried the countess mcr rlly, and Flavla herself looked out I bared my 'bead and bowed. She wore a white gown, and her hair was loosely gathered in a knot She kissed her band to me. crying: "Bring the king up, Ilelga; I'll give him some coffee." The counters, with a gay glance, led the way and took me Into Flavla's morning room. And, left clone, we greeted one another as lovers are wont Then the princess laid two let ter before me. One was from Black Michael a most courteous request that she would honor him by spending a day at bis castle of Zenda, as bad been her custom once a year In the sum mer, when the place and its gardens were In the height of their great beau ty. I threw the letter down In dls; gust and Fiavia laughed at me. Then, growing grave again, she pointed to the other sheet "I don't know who that comes from,' she said. "Bead it." I knew la a moment There was no signature at all this time, but the band- writing was the same as that which had told me of the snare In the sum mer bouse. It was Antoinette de Man- ban's. I hmvc no cium to love you (tt rnl, but Oo4 forbli that you should fan Into the power of th duk. Accpt no Invita tion cf hi Go nowhere without a Uric tuttr'l rv?1mnt Is not too much to mak you r. fthow this t you can to him who reigns In Strcluu. "Why doetm't It say 'the king?" asfc ed Flavla. leaning over uty shoulder so that the rlppte of her hair played on my uetk. "I ft a boa?" "As you value life and more than life, my ntjeen." I said, "obey it to the very letter. A regiment nitnll camp round jour houe today. Fee that you do not g'i out Utlei well guarded." "An onler. sire?" she asked, a little rebellious. "Yes, an order, madatue- If yott love tne." "Ah!" she cried. And I ootild not but kiss ber. "You know who sent Itr she asked, "I gueHs." said I. "It Is from a good frl-nd- siid. I fear, an nulmjipy wo man. Yoti must be 111 Flavla, and un able to si to Zenda. Make your ei- cuses as cold and formal' as you like.' "Ho jrrn feel strong enough to anger Mh liseir fth said, with a proud smile. "I'm strong enough for anything while you are safe," said I. Boon I tore myself away from ber. and then, without consulting 8npt, I took my way to the bouse of Marshal Strakenet. I had n something of the old general, and I Itked aud trusted him. ftnrt was less enthusi!!!, but I had learned by bow that Kajt wall best pleased when he could do everything. and iealony idayed soni part in his views. As thing were now, I had twr work than f apt and Frits eotiH matiitsre. ft they must iome with me to Zends, and I wanted a man to guard what I loved most In all tli world and suffer me to set about my task of re' leasing the king with a julet mind. The marshal received ,me with most loyal kindness. To some exteut I took him. Into my confidence. I charged bim with the care of the princess, looking him full and significantly in the face as I bade him lot no one from her cousin the duke approach her unless be himself were there and a dozen of bis men with him. "You. may be right, Blre," said he shaking bis gray head sadly. "I have known better men than the duke do worse things than' that for love." Tcould quite appreciate the remark, but I said: "There's something beside love, mar shal. Love's for the heart la there nothing my brother might like for his head?"' . "I pray that you wrong him, sire." "Marshal, I'm leaving Strelsau for a few days. Every evening I will send a courier to you. If for three days none comes you will publish an order which I will give you depriving Duke Michael of the governorship of Strelsau and appointing you In his place. You will declare a state of siege. Then yon will send word to Michael that you demand an audience of the king. You follow me?" Aye, sire." "In twenty-four hours. If he does not produce the king" I laid my hand on his knee "then the king is dead, and you, will proclaim the next heir. You know who that Is?" "The rrin'ss Flavla." 'And swear to me on your faith and honor and by the fear of the living God that you will stand by her to your death and kill that reptile and seat her where I sit now." , 'On my faith and honor and by the fear of God I swear it! And may Al mighty God preserve your majesty, for I think that you go on an errand of danger." 'I hope that no life more precious than mine may be demanded," said I, rising. Then I held out my. hand to him. "Marshal," I said, "in days to come it may be I know not that you will bear strange things of the man who Panama Canal -Erie Canal. Machinery is diriring the Panama Canal a thousand times quicker, than the shovel dug the Erie. . 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Let him be what he mar and who be may, what say 1 . you ouiue manner in wnicn ne nas borne himself as king in StrelsanT" The old man, holding my hand, spoke to me, man to man. I hare kuown many of the Elpb- bergs," said he, "and I hare seen you. Aud, happen what may, you bare borne yourself as a wise king and a brave man aye, and you bare prored as courteous a gentleman and as gal lant a lover as any that hare been of the house." "Be that my epitaph," said I, "when the time comes that another sits ou the throne of Ituritania.M "God send a far day. and may I not see Itr said he. I was much moved, and the marshafa wbrn face twiU'bed. i sat down and wrote my order. I can hardly yet write," said I. "My Auger Is stiff still." It was, in fact, the first time that bad rentured to write more than a sig nature, and in spite of the pains I bad taken to karn the king's band I was not yet perfect In it. "Indt-ed. sire." be said, "it differs a little f rum your ordinary handwriting. It is unfortanate. for It may lead to a suspicion of forgery.' MarxhaU" ald I. with a laugh, what uxe are the guns of Btrelsan if they can't aiwuage a little suspicion T" He smiled grimly and took the paper. "Colonel Sapt and TrlU rou Tarlen- helin go with me," I continued. "You go to seek the duke 7' be asked in a low tone. "Ten, the duke, and some one els ot whom I bare need and who Is at Zen da." I replied. "I wImu I could go with your he cried, tugging at bia white mustache, "I'd lifce to strike a blow for you and your crown." I leare you what is more than my life and more thun my crown, said I, "Ucaue you are the mau I trust more than all others in Iturltanla." I will deliver ber to you safe and sound." wild he, "ami, falling that, I will make br qii-en. Wi parted, and I ivt timed to the pa- are and told fttpt and Frits what I bad done. Sapt had a few fault to find and a few grumbles to utter. This was merely what I expert!, for Hapt liked to bo ,minlt?d liefrHutul. not lufunn ed afterward, (in the wlmli he ap proved of my plan, and his uplrit ri; hh si t!;e hour of action drew LeariT ana nw-t. rut, too. was rai!y. though h. poor fellow, risked more than H.ijt did, for was a lover, and hi h.i!i'iii('4H hung In 'lie scale. Yet how I eiii'ied bim'. For tlie trlum pliant isxiic wliiili would crown bim with hfiitiiH and unite blut to bis mlatre', the wbtvm tut which wt were Uittivl to hope and xtrive and struggle, meant to in- norrow mora cer tain and greater than If t were doom ed to fail. He uiidrtood something of this, for when we were alone (save for old fttpt, who was smoking at th otu er end of the room; he i.ued his arm through mine, saying; "It's hard for you. Don't think 1 don't tniwt you, I know you hart noth ing but trtk thougliU In your heart. 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