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THE LEXINGTON GAZETTE. Vo*^ 94* No. 27 Lexington, Kockbridge County, Virginia, Wednesday, July 6, 1898. \ $1.50 a Year PRO FEILTON A7. VA RDS. W 1'. Hoi'sV>N, Attiniey -nt-Law, I.F.XlNliTON*, Va. FRANK T. GLASGOW, Attornr-v-nt -Law, 4 LtxiMiioN. Va. ROBERT CATLETT, Attorney-at- Law, Lexington*, Va. WT. SHIELDS, Attorney at-Law, Lkiuvotom, Va. Jas.E.Heck, DEALER IN Dressed Lumber, Flooring, Ceiling. Plaster, Lathg, Mitchell Farm Wagons and Wagon Harness. A full line of SuiTeys and Buggies. Also Buggy Harness and Saddle*. JAMES E. HECK Nelson Street, Opposite Baptist Church. BN. BELL, ."attorney-at-Law, Lexington*, Va. Will practice In the courts of Kockbridge and adjoining counties. Special attention given to the collection of claims. Office in Dold Building. MOORE & MOORE, a\ttorneys-at-Law and Notary Public, Lkxixotos, Va. Will practice In Rockbridge and adjoining counties. S*>ocial attention given te> the Collection of Claims, Examination of Titles, and pre paring Abstracts and Deeds. Supleinentary to our law business, we will negotiate loans, sell farms and mineral lands. We now havo on hand for sale, a number of the ilnest farms In Rockbridge county. DR. J. T. WILSON. DENTIST, Lexington*, Va. Office, Washington Street near Jefferson, CHEAP HOMES JTej-aaak FOR SALE au lilaf in town an(* countT oa verv C easy terms. Town houses very mWfSBmw low for cash or on loug time; In small monthly payments; like paying rent. Farms for sale for less money than they have ever before boen offered in this State. We mane a specialty of hanaling farms, and would like you to write us whether you want to sell or buy. We make prices and terms so easy that a home ls put within tho reach of every man. Write at once to J. F. WINGFIELD, Real Estate Broker, ROANOKE. VA. "T IT T ANTED.?Several good famllie \/ \/ with a number of girls to work In canning factetrv. Tho men can get land to fann, or can get work J. R. C. COMPANY, Roaring Run, Botetourt County, Va Feb 23 1808 US TO SELL YOU GOOD GOODS. Why? Because lt pays you to buy that kind, and you'll come back and want more "just like" them, lt is very pleasant to have people come aud ask for an article "just like I got before," and we he-ar that sort of thing very often. IT is often said about our SHOES. We carry a very large stock of Shoes, and eua please almost anybody! Wedon't mark them .f8.00 when tn are going to sell them for.t2.00 or "J1.50 rthen they are to go atti.25. Tiik mahkkd ratCI is mik mum mu k. We have learned by experience that a very cheap (?) shoe is dear nt tiny price: so we don't try to keep the lowest priced shoes; but we guarantee to furnish you the best quality at a given price, that that sum of money, will buy. Let's indulge in MN shoe talk. Take our ct I WEAR RESISTERS' 11 for instance? Wo b^h them direct from the makers, and they claim to put in them only The best of stock. ,*Akso surely as a man wears n pair of these shoes he'll want another pair "just like them.^?lave you tried them I They are made in a variety of styles, and cost from fl.50 to *3.0\ ^ AS for Misses' and Children's Shoes, we simply have what we believe to be tub TBBT best. They --*\\'.Moloney'8," and words cannot express too high piaise. We have tested them and kno..-W They are perfect in flt, style and finish, and wear as well as they look. You can buy shoes for less money than these, but none that will please you as well at any price. Bring in the babies and the little misses, (Maloney don't make shoes for boys.) and get them well shod. We have Boys' Shoes, too, but of another make, and we? are not afraid to re-commend them also. They are built to wear, and look well too. Indeed w-jhaye seen no bettor. #1.25 to '|'2.00, according to size. Tllllw.u' Cl .#*?.<-. ~wwl / \ wr 4V.,. A ? Our trade iii these has been bett cr this oiioes anti uxiorus. yearthan ia9t, but owing to tho fact that we carrie'U over a big lot from last year, we are heavily stocked up, and are ottering some oxtra values. Some of them are pionted, and we are cutting the price down to cor? respond. Oxfords, tan and black, 75c. to #2.50. Lace and Button Boots at #1.50 per pair, are specially good. Hamburg Embroideries. We *"? '?***?***daint,e8t prelt,e8t from 2c. to 50c. per yard. VAL. LACES, at 2c. to'15c., or 20c. to #1.50 per dozen yards. Tucklngs, All overs, anti all manner of White Goods. FANS. A thousand fans ranging from 3c. to 50c. KID GLOVES are selling well with us. Centemeii's aro the best; don't forget them. Elbow length White Kid Gloves at #1.50. patterns we have ever had, ranging In price I Wp I VP ?fli'-ti -VTellllewawi] *? ,ua'uluul the high standard wo have set in all our V ? UCltllUIlWH business, and will make good to you anything wc sell that does not come up to our recommendation IRWIN * CO. mit of long standing, please furor ns at once trith JV. H. If you have an acco a settlement of it. WILL BUY A NICE BUGGY AND \ GENTEEL Set of Harness / AT. PIERSONS Hore you will find the largest and ilnest assortment of BUGGIES ai!d(TlU*r!off as well as b full and complete line of HARNESS claper than ever ottered on \ market, Call and be convinced. Don't forget we have . Wagons, Plows, Harrows, and Everything the . Farmers Neerin this Line. " Remember lU not ne-gk-cted my , W. Ryi e R 9 n nt Corner Main anel Henry Streets. l X VivV^JtM " ?* JSTAsk for our "Treaties on Stock." Free. LEXINGTON, VA In adifitiou to our complete line of HardwarE we are carrying all kinds of fanning un Hu lot in t oin ( Hilt ino of 1 cut W3 BR ME I of] of i er'i the win spee offe on J tree diet the a tr to I Snit T and lng com Ic rove de-Cf offei Tl on t Sta-i In I, here cute sale the) Gi June June Implements and Machinery. In the way of Implement* and Tools wa have the Keystone Cojn Planter, Five Tooth Uultiyators, Single and Rouble Shovel Malta Plows, &e. I .fie sure i-vn'd st>e us^belore you place an order. We ean furn kb ,.?? jw*,... price* on anything in our line. BeaLiftill ^ 3?U bottOH1 LEMINGTON, Respectfully, evare i (Opposite^the new court house,; , ,\ The Owen hardware (Company w 8AF tur.lt sale rods Lock ?C mcL vn Rt curei eperr sis, e ed b) lost i ands ed. and le Dou'1 Catoi gist tl six fe plete and c ami 2 on^y i VIRGINIA. Letti Tal foe ci From FACTORY to CONSUMER. SI.39 buy* this (exact) Kaitlin Hocker, , tbo largest size ever made; per . doxen. f 11.50. Our new 118 page catalogue containing Fur- , nliure, Drape? ries, Crockery. , Hahv Currun.* m. Mefrl^erstors, , Stoves, I_amps, Pictures. Mir-1 ror?, Bedding, etc., la jours for the asking, .special supplements lust ls-1 suec" are also Iri-f. Write to day. . CAK.'KT CATALOGUK in litlio-| irraphed colors M also mailed fi co. ' Wnte for lt. If ymi wish __L_.p_e__ j send 8c. stamp. Matti ig nu mn len ;>'-i> mal lott for 8c. All C'nrpel??. weil , trna thia month nwt *s-? (__:tat pnl.l on SS |?u retiii'ir?! tanti over, j $7.45 buj'S n mndo-to-your-mctis ure All-VI'ont Cheviot -Suit, i expres.ngc prop.id to your st itlon. wrlio for f co catii i lou ne and samples. Address (exactly as be-low), ti i.i is iii xi.s & SON, Stat, 900. BALTIMORE, MD. NEW FIRM. Change of Place. J. P. WELSH lae removed his fresh meat market to the oruer of Washington and Jeffernon lire Ste old stand of I). Welsh A Co.) and hss con olldated the fresh meat baslaess with the rocery business formerly carried on bj D. k'elsh ft Co. Tho style of the new linn will be iVelsh, Deaver & Co. Full stock of all kinds of fresh mints. The iist quality and greatest varlet}- that cnn be td. SPUING LAMBS, Ml"!TON, PORK, BEEF, AND VEAL. We hnd spring Jambs killed on tfio Nth of arch. That was earlier than ever before this market. We make tho best SAUSAGE In town?no Alteration in seasoning, no strings in, usage Will havo a fine lot of cattle first of month mght of G. W. Efflnger. They are the best the county, none excepted. Will have Dressed Chickens all Ihe year ?Hind, r resh ish and Oysters I received daily except Monday. We have from 8,000 to 10.000 pounds ol con of our own curing, and will have a nice ofWelsh's Canvased llains on the nnrket a snort time. _*"Don't forget we sell Puro Country Lard, r own make. )ur new rooms are the most convenient 1 best adapted In town for conducting the at and grocery business. We have plenty room and polito employees lo wait on our itomere. Call and see us. - 1 ELSH, DEAVER ft COMPANY, Cor Washington aud JeAtCSoa Sts. 'PHONE NO. 23. apt IDICIAL SALE OF A VAM Alli.1 TRACT OF LANI) NEA lt KOCK IDOE BATHS, WITH 1 HE IMPROVE- , NTS TIIEKEON. ty virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court Itockbridgo county, Virginia, in the causo fohn T. Wilson for ftc., vb. John N. Snld i Administrator and others, entered on 8th day sf March. 1898, the undersigned, > by the said decree was apjKiluted n plal commissioner for the purpose, will r for sale at public auction on the premises, FRIDAY, JULY If, 1898, that valuable t of land of which the late John N. Snider I seized, containing about MK) acres bs same more or less, excluding therefrom act of 15 acres which has been assigned lettie Jane Snider, widow of John If. ler, deceased, as and for her dower, he tract will bo offered first as a whole, then In parcels, and the offering bring the largest pilce will be reported to lb* rt for Its approval and,.confirmation. ii in*i lat ely After the salo of the land, tits rsion of the heirs of John N. Snider. ased, in the said tract of 10 acres will bf ?ed for sale. Salo to begin at 10 a. m. tie terms will be liberal and aniioun.-cd he day of sale. ? W. T. MI I ELDS, ? Special Commissioner. IE OF Vihoixi* j the ClrciUt Court Clerk's Office of Hock bridge County, Virginia. R. It. Witt,' Clerk of ihe said court, do by certify that W. T. Shields haB exe d the bond required under the decree of in the above named cause enterod on _ th-'-iay of-March, 1898. von under my hand this the 18th day of i, 1898. ? R. R. WITT, Clerk. 22, 2t ANTED.-ACTIVE MEN TO BELI? ER on commission. Excellent oppor j for good profits. Men opgagod In the of agricultural implements and 'lightning preferred. "Address Barnes Safe and Company, Pittsburg; Pa. '-'t. >0,000 Bricli ___r*0_r Sale . Apply to JOHN SHERIDAN, 9-3n- Lexington, Va ti, Vigor and Vitality 'STORED IN 80 DAYS. GOOD EFFECTS AT ONCE. Caton's Vitalizer igeneral or special debility, wakefulness, natorrhcea emissions, impotency, pan? ie. Correct,, functional rflsprdel-g eaus ? errors or excessv*1. qwlokly restoring manhood In old or young, giving vigor trongth where former weakness prevail - Convenient package, simple, effectual ogitimate. ('ure ls quick and thorough. t be deceived by imitations: insist on i's Vitall-Mirs. Sent sealed If y^r ilr\ig loes not have lt. Ptfcpfl pe} package, C *5, with fftttfQ gyaraiiteo of corn cure. Inforniat^n. refrepces, etc.. free onfldOntial. Send us statomont of case 5 cte. for a woek'a trial tre'attuent. (lue tent to each person. CATON MEDICAL COMPANY, _ lloston, Mass. VI f Bet Ms llli'l hl'l' bos Ful lind St al MA Cl A by tl cain. I f yoi min I good "I want sneii facto Feb DON if: and f full o the w stronj Over your Book ngR CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. ?rt, Science, law, Medicine, Engineering. Oeaatam b.gi,,. lam Sopteinbar. . iUgo lo Aetd___ilc?I School! tree lo Virgin ma -talOflM mUxtem ???*?<?_??_. P. B. BAA_.II.QE_.. Ckalrama. Pitt with. I "I Kai A trio ways i oil's, a sealed, ,_1 SJ. mri En WANTED, INDUSTRIES. _sj Lexington neeils among oilier things a number of t.nift'1 aid largs industries of various kinds. Just imagine thc aew lifo it would put into our town if on Salurdiy night- or ono each month wo had ft pay loll running up into the thousands of dollars. It would not only bebonficial to the t .wn.but to county os well. With a large number of men at work in our midst earning fair wages Mitre would be a demand for produce of all kinds so gro_t as to consume nil the county could rais_ outsido of the oilier products. Tbe grocer, the dry goods nnd notions merchant*, tho newspaper , nnd tho bunkers, in fact everybody would be prosperous and happy. TO NUMBER THE PEOPLE. A g'gantic scheme has been evolved for numbering the people of tho earth, lt is the intention to select a day in the year 11)03, and have an army of census takers start out on tbat particular day in every quarter of the globe and count tbe heads of every person upon ivhom tbe sun rises. Tbe lcporls are ill to be Bent in toa central establisb uent at Berne, and io the -.rentestcon? ni? faking on r.eord will bo completed ry tho actual ct uni ing of tho people of he world. -ALE of DESIRABLE REAL ESTATE I will Mell privately, the following real .tate in tho Town of Lexington, Virginia, ellinging to tbs estate of Rta. Susan 0. old, deoesse__! to-**_jt_ 1. A House and bot fronting 7.r> feet on rsS-itngton sties! sod extending back l #>.*> et to an alley, adjoining the lota of Mrs. J. Sadolpb Tucker, the Piddle Free School uildlng and others. The bulldogs <>n thia t DOasfst of s well constructed .framo veiling house, nnd kitchen, with 0 rooms,a aide. iii.d other out -buildings, allin good ndillon. 2. A House and [,<>! fronting 74 feet on lekson avenue iiml extending liack 131) feet an alley ead adjoining the lots of Mrs. T. HUI nnd others. 'Ihe buildings on this : consist of a valii*ib)e frame dwelling use end kitchen, with 7 : ooma, and other t buildings in good repair. Both of thoso operUee are eligibly located, and would ike desirable homes. Apply to tbs undersigned, at Lexington, ,., for pries and terms. J. P. MOORE. Kxo'r of Mis. Basan 0. Gold, doe'd. -lit .t.K'3 [.,.... LALSAM ;_., ,. aiai ' ? ut'fiee the hair. r***'i'/..i:. .iff? a l.ii'uianl r"*"H *'-*N_._r >'aila to Ureter. Orajr I'I Hair to I'i Youthful Color. (...-. :. ? .. f * iinr lallisf. .?,... ..I, I '?-<. DrutiUU KOINIA COLLEGS FOR YOl'NO LA D1ES, ROANOKE, VA. (peas Si'pt. nth IMUS. One of tho lending tools for Young Ladies In the South, imlllc.iit buildings, all modern Improvo jts. Campus toa sena Grand mountain nery in Valley of Yiiginia, haled for 1th. Katapata sad American teachers. 1 course. Svperior advantages in Art Music, .students from twenty-five :es. For cstslogass ?lidless tho President TT1E I*. HARRIS, Roanoke, Virginia A\ i hlakretr fe >.?:,. . ... _.,..! l.t.,.,. ra.l.YflQV.;_. PILLS I _~<__."_v a__il>?l ? I Only Oaatmma, fV-.TK^ a.tt. a!?_,? i ....._. neut nt -|rer:l.t f_. CM, ., .-rt g?vl?k Hm ie__._>n.*.f ii. k.J.Ll i..._ _D_._l.te' ? ire nM al ., Mae riMina. Tulls IO ?III.-., lt- '??" .l-.*.i-re_j r.,h.:,tu. uk..un., io. ,.,..,... <i lifeuri... ereen. 4a i .'if..* I, [.."i ..fi, i..ur_>ei.:. >. 'If,;i_r t"r I ?.. ..?." launer, _. rri... Hall. I",'*'.oal.le. Som. /_,_. . Cit. i.i'?k.-. u. _?_-.< ? ..l_..._j I'lnrr ..M .ran I-mu i" .i? "" .Ila. |? \ Tomatoes ean, Good and Cheap. "PECK OF DIRT' ls soon consumed lose eating tomatoes from the avcragt erv. Ask vour grocer for BARYEY GILT EDGE"BRAND i want the highest fancy grade on the ;et. Our otheibninds are all nice, clean s. ? J. R. C. COMPANY, Roaring Run, Holetourt Co., Vi take pleasure lu taj-Jng to thoso wL . good, clean tomatois, that. I have never any canned more cleanly than at the ry at Roaring Run, Va, JAMES MINDY, President First National Rank, Buchanan, Ya] 18, 1898. T TOBACCO SPIT AND BROKE YOUR LIFE AWAY rou want to quit tobacco using easily orever, bo made well, strong, magnetic, f new life and vigor, take No-To-Bae, (Hider worker that makes weak men g. Many gain len pounds lu ten days. 400,000 cured. Buy NoTo-Bac from trim druggist,who willguarantee acuro lot and sample malled free. Ail. Ster I'uiedy Co . Chicano Ol New York. incourag-o Hum.' Et.'.:.,'risa. ir.r=r-: --.- ~ ?-. ?_*--_____**-'~J'* IOUScHOLD CHEMICALS * CARBONA The latest cli-nilcal dlicorary. movoi Crease Spots Instar tl\ sui Inji.ry lo tho ataW #_?_?_? fabric or color ION-IN'lAI..SflBLE. K0N EXPLOStE rou ?.(Kir. r SngSl MmMS. keapllapplyi* ?*jjiaH Chemical Co. VJarshalLVi itou's Tansy Pills. d, true, and safe relief for womau. Al ?c'llable. Avoid imitations. Oct Cat ud save regrets. At druggists, or sent , *1. Our booklot 4 cent*. CATON SPECIFIC COMPANY, Boston, Mass. H-.*-.-*-1 ?M Mtatmr^jaWmtfTt,. MiarJtiase dov Wm the pWir* of drW lutehdinff bilyera of oeirrl_i_r->? or har cab tata dotlara bj M>ii_U___r for tho .fra* oa tn loci!" of tbe BlUurt Oerrlag* ___n_.?*s Utg. Co.. KlkhartTl-Hl. ?*?**????******?****? Copper Colored Splotches. There ia only one cure for Contagious Blood Poison?tho disease which has completely baffled the doctors. They are totally unable to oure it, and direct their efforts toward bottling the poison up in the blood and oone*aalisg it from ?lew. S. S. S. eurea the diseaae posi? tively and permanently by forcing otk ?Terr trace of the taint. I irma afflloted with a terribl* Mood eUaaaaa. Which wa* la .pot* at fl m. bal afterward* ?pr?*d all ?r*r mr body. Th... .evan brok, ool Intei ?ore*, aad ll la aaej to imagine tha *n8*rln? I endured. Balor. I ha ?ame oontlnoed that the doo lor* eon ld do no food. I had apenl a hundred dollar*, wlileh waa r.alIt thrown away. I than triad var lon a patent n-edleln.e, but thar did not r*anh th* dl*?a*. When I bad flnlahad mj drat boitl* ot 8. 6. 8. I waa f rea Mr IrairoY.tl and waa delighted with tha raault. Tha lar<-? r?d aplotehe* on mr cli.il began to pet. pal.r and vmall.r, and befora long duanpear.il entirely. 1 r*falnetl mr (oat waight, tieeam. .tronger, and mr ap? petite ir*, icy Improrad. I waa aoon an Hr. fr well, and mr (tia a* elaar aa a pl*** of al*** H. L. Mriu, lOOMalUrrr St., Newark, N. J. Don't deatroy all possible chance of a oure by taking the doctor'* treatment of mercury ana potash. These minerals eause the hair to fall out, and will wrock the entire system. S.S.S.rTheBlood is itiiei.y tioitaBli, and is the only blood reinedy guaranteed to contain no potaah, me-rcrary, or other mineral. Books on the disease and Its treat* mont malled fiae by Swift SpeoiflcCom? pany, Atlanta, Georgia. ME EARRINGS OF THE COUNI ESS. It wah in the palmiest days of tbe >ccond Empire. It wes an evening in nilla inter. Tbe Paris season was at ts height, and a brilliant audience had ssembled at the Theatro Francais to itness. tbe performance of Jules San (huh delightful play, "Mademoiselle e la Seigliere." Tbe Empress was present, graceful ml beautiful; the Emperor at her aide, rapped in his favorite air of gloomy ^traction, which,like Lord Burleigh's lebrated aod, was supposed to mean ' much, yet which, viewed by the im irtiul light of subsequent veracious story, teems to hare signified so lit >. Several officers in glittering uni rms were in attendance, sparkling th decoiations showered upon tberu a grateful sovereign; and among esc gallant warriors, conspicuous by i?on of his attire, was a solitary, tn ble, black-coated civilan, in oreli ry evening elres"", with the inevitable ?ck of red at his buttonhole. In a box, immediately opposite tbat cupied by their Imperial Majesties, s a young and exceedingly nand? oo Russian lady, Countess Ivanoff, leeming whose manifold fascina na tho great world of Paris elected interest itself considerably. Che beauty and wit of this fair ri hern enchantress were the theme avery masculine tongue, and her gnificent diamonds the envy of all linine beholders. The countess was oiupanied by her husband, a man of tinguiehed appearance, ^he curtain foll after the first act. e Emporor and Empress withdrew ing the intermission. Many hum r mortals followed their example ; ?>ng them Count Ivanoff, apparently lowise disturbed by the fact that "gilded youth" in the stalls were igiDg a small battery of opora-glas 8 o betr upen tho dazzling charms of beautiful wife. The Countess ied back in her luxurious chair, ling herself, serenely indifferent to inferest ste was exciting. In ihe light of her curtain-shaded box, glitter cf her splendid diamonds ied to form a sort of luminous round h. r graceful head; a myriad nm brilliants gleamed among the iel of her gold-brown hair, and two ?less stones flashed and twinkled :r little -.hell-tinted ears. ie count had been gone but a few ites when thero was a gentle knock e door and in anawer to the (teas' "Enter," the usher appeared, iaid, deferentially: 'ardoD, 'Mme. la Com tease; a gen in charged with a nieteage from Majesty tbe Empress waits in the lor, and do-ire i to know if mad will havo the goodness to receive J" o] m to in He he it: l| tak Uk sue li a't r,p i he i lt. ino awi am ertainly. Enter, I beg of you, ieur." replied the Countess, as she nized the distinguished-looking an she had already not it ced se proximity to the Emperor in nporial box. e visitor advanced a fow steps, itanding in deep shadow, said grave dignity: trust my intrusion may be pad I, I am desired by her Majesty : a favor of Mme. la Com tess, and, i same time, to beg that she will the goodnes to excu:e a some unusual request." io obligation will be mine if I can even tba least vf Har Majesty's cha inq wht den idei roai ala ous. the befc the an c of tl ??] re-ei chan youl Emp erm the! do s Tl by s mort folio El was ( in th deep with jingli air, si while As an off asked ta Coi mond. "Ce ly; "le boudo Inti Uounl buttoi door t withs hair, a ure. 1 while I at the tbe tal "Ia police the ste torily I ly, son: its idei fore, te will ha fellow 1 wishes,"* replied "he Countese. "The ca*e is this," explained tho gentleman. "An argument ha?i ari en concerning the size ot the diamonds in your eurriog, and those of the Count es*i Woronzoff. Tlie Empress begs that you will entrust ono of your pendants to her care for a few moment', as the only satisfactory method of diBp ising of the vexed question. I will myself return it the instant Her Majesty gives it back into my keeping.'' "With the greatest plocsure," agreed tho Countess, detaching lhe precious jewel forthw.th, and depositing it with? out nr's/fiving, in the outstretched palm of the Imperial messenger. The ConntaBs bestowed a smile and gri cious bow of dia*mie-*sal upon Her majesty's distinguished ambasoador. Shortly afterward Count Ivanoff re? lumed. "I have been talking to Du nont," he remarked, as he seated him lelf. "Clever follow, Dumont. I am J b lot surprised at the Emperor's par I Lai? ty for him ; he must find him useful chen ho is in want of an idea." "Who is Dumont?" inquired the Countess, with languid interest. "That is rather a difficult quoition," eplied tbe Count, smiling; "there are | wi averal editions of his biography?all ifferent, probably none of them true, ?cok, he has just entered the Em eror's box?the man in the black coat." "Is that M. Dumont?" exclaimed the ouutesfc, "if so, ho has been here while *>u were away. He came on the part ' tho Empress, nnd carried off one of y earrings which Her Majesty wished compare with one of the Countess 'oronioflTs." "Dumont! Impossible! I was talk g to him tho whole time I was ab nt." "Ncvertheloa?, doar, ho has been re, and has taken my earring. See! is gone." "Effectively," agreed the Count;with ;rim smile; '-out Dumont has not .en it. It is to the last degree un ely that the Empress would make :h a request. Depend upon it, you re boen the victim of a thief made os Dumont." 'Impossible!" cried the Countess in * turn. "The affair is absolutely as all you. It was the veritable M, Du nt who came into this box and took ny my diamond. Only wait a little, I he will bring it back intact." 'To wait a little is to lessen the nee of its recovery. I will go and uire of Dumont, if I can get at bim, allier he has been seized with a sud i attack of kleptomania; becauso the i of the Empress having sent him ming about the theater borrowing dy's jewels I regard as prepoeter Ab, theso Parisian thieves!" 'ith this the Count departed, and second act was nearly at an end ire he returned. In the meantime Countess perceived that she was ibject of interest to the occupants ie Imperial box. [ was right," whispered the Count, itering and bending over his wife's t. "Dumont knows nothing of : (airing, and, needless to say, the tress never sent him upon such an id. I have put the matter into hands of the police, and they will II that is possible to recover it," ie Countess was duly commiserated empathizing friends, but nothing I was heard of the jewel until the wing eiay. irly in the afternoon ?ho Countess ibout to start for 'her daily drive e Bois. The frozen snow lay upon the ground, and her sleigh, its two jet-black Russian hones ng their bells merrily in the frosty tood waiting ia the courtyard i the Countess donned her furs. ; rvant entering announced that icer of the polioe ia plain clothes permission to speak with Mme. ate sse concerning the lost dia sle foi do Itt th. uk th. bri voi me < dot inti Dig ban wo i dire whi plai wha join of a it* dete said chin ovei earr men nity was tbe A tbe ring The The sootl in ne or ni most use ; best fain il fae tu Co. Cu ?ral i Juani nandi goan origil ni fyi) iiiiaH* to thc i irtainly," said madame, graoious t the officer be shown into the ir." 3 tbe boudoir presently came the tes3, stately, beautiful, fun-clad, ling her little gloves. Near the itood a short, wiry-looking man, ;een, black eyes, closely cropped ,nd compact, erect, military fig 'he small man bowed profoundly he said, with the utmost respect, same time laying a letter upon }le: m sent by order of the chief of to inform Mme. la Comtesse that ilen diamond ba-* been satisfac Iraced, but there is, uu fortunate - te little difficulty connected with itification. I am charged.there >beg that Mme. la Comtesse ve the gjodness tj intrust tbe earring to the police, for a abort ? ?"*> U - l- vj ?*? t - f e. *** ? ISM. i. t''inai' >]? k m ia dat simp] tothi mao** know Co. QI ?Uti iras fsnai by tl only, assist imlU Usa. wail eal v Wade. ?fiVM .tba bi of tai far 1& ia* ti? the Co CAJ Tbe Koral il (be _M?k. at *.,**? balla, powdar bssaa. Actawl leela tamm il ?mi e*e tblrS tolbar tbaa e?? a lia r . r.o _. POWDER Aasomtsty *v ra *o.?. ag? aawtta m., ?__? .aaa. eriod, io order that it may be com* ared with ths one found iu Ihe possee ton of the suspected thief, Madame ill find tbat the letter 1 bring erro? ll rates rn j statement." The Countess glanced hastdy through ie letter, and, ringing the bell de.ired tat her maid might be told to bring e remainiog earring immediately; i is was docs, and ths dapper little an, bowing deferentiallj, departed th the precious duplioate. Tbe Countess descended to her igh and drove to the club to call * her husband. Crossing the Placs la Concorde, she related to him the est incident "You never weie induced to giro up _ other!" cried Count Ivanoff, incred? ibly. "But I tell yow, dear, an officer of . police carno himself to fetch it, nging a letter from Lis superiors tching for tbo truth of his state nt." 'If the prefect himself had come, I 1't think I should have been cajoled ) letting him hare it after last ht's experience," laughsd her hus d. "However, for tbe second time, will inquire." Ibe coachman turned and drove, aa toted, to tbe Bureau cf Police, at ch tbe Count bid b Jgo.l his com* nt tbe night before. After a some t protracted dels/, the Count re? ed his wife with a semi-grim look muaement on his hsndsome face, l'he police know nothing of your ?ctiveor his epistolary .floris." l_s , drawing the fur rug up to his as tbe impatient horses sped sway ' tbe froien snow; "your second ing bas been netted by another iber of tbe light-fingered frater , and, upon my honor, I think he the more accomplished arlist of two!" nd from that unlucky day to this Countess Iv anoff's diamond ear s knew her pre tty eais no mors.? Argonaut. - m ? 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