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Recounts of all Branches of Business Conducted. Personal attention *rtven to investments for loeal patrons. Husiness Conducted in bullish or Genuan. XSXAS. eeea/C/YW CHAPTER X. The Missl'ig Fragment of the Letter. As Graham departs on his errand, the bereft bridegroom, whose face has grown devilish, mutters: "By heaven, there's a gentleman in that house up there I must see first!" and darts up the path to Lady Chart ris's villa, re fleeting: "Her fate 1 must not. think of! That would unman me. My mind must he clear to save my darling." As he reaches the door of the supper room. Lady Chartris's voice is say ing. "Dear Count Cipriano. abate your interest in your late brother's ward and have another glass of wine to again toast the bride." Hut the bridegroom's awful face as he enters stops revelry. Marina with a little shriek rises from a sofa on which she has been seated beside Cip riano Danella. and ICdwin. springing up. says: "What's happened?" In all his fears and all his agony, into the vengeful husband's mind as looks upon the party, one miehty con sideration springs, that saves Danel la's life: "My heaven, this man's re maining here indicates bis innocence. If Cipriano had aught to do with the abduction of my wife, he'd scarcely dare to stand unconcerned here? be fore me." For the count's gaze is carelessly not turned to him, but ling ers admiringly upon Marina. Tlie easy hearing of Danella con tinues as Harnes briefly tells his tale, though once or twice he raises Ills thin Italian eyebrows and rolls his dark orbs in sympathy. "Dio mio. it is as I feared!" ex claims tlie count sorrowfully. "They have seized your lovely bride." "Oh, if they're drowning poor Knid now!" cries Maud, with a childish morbidness. "Oh, I do not imagine any injury will come immediately to the youn lady. Lately, in the vendetta, women who do not bring about the tragedy are spared." remarks Cipriano quite sympathetically, though his glance rests malevolently upon Marina till her passionate beauty seems to softeu his austerity. "Hut in Mocognano I imagine they wish a visit lroni you, Mr. Marnes, to rescue your bride." he continues dryly. "You see, in Corsica, a native jury would look much more leniently than a continental one upon the death of the vendetta. That's only my surmise, but I am quite cotifident it's the correct one." "Thank you. count," says Marnes, "you have told me just what 1 wanted to know—the location of my loved one!" Then his voice becomes stri dent he remarks grimly: "Your friends want a visit from me in Cor sica—they shall have one!" To this he adds eagerly: "Danella, come over with me to the island." "Mon cher Monsieur Marnes," says Danella, "though would willingly aid you, it would not be wise to go with von to Corsica. Should ill befall you in that island, you might blame me. of whom you have already had. 1 am sorry to say. suspicion. As 1 said be fore, my poor brother is dead. I med dle in this affair no more. 1 remain to soothe the Lady Chartris in Nice." "Thank God!" ejaculates I'runella, sentimentally seizing llanella's hand. mined man!' "Yes. 1 will stay," remarks the count, heroically. Suddenly Marina startles tlieni all. She says doniinantly: "No one should go to Corsica hut me. In the home of my fathers and my kindred—they will believe me when I tell them there is no cause for a vendetta against my friends. 1 can save your bride, dear Hurton, and bring her back to you. My words will have weight with all in Bocognuno." "It would he most unwise! dissents Danella shudderingly. "Have they not declared the vendetta even against you, Marina? Does not Hcrnardo Sa- liceti swear that you, by your arts, pro-' duoed the death of the father of the girl, Ktheria. he is about to marry, old Tomasso Monaldi's daughter?" "Monstrous!" cries the girl mourn fully. "Who dares to accuse me of The splash of oars interrupts him. Barnes strides out of the room and goes hurriedly down to the landing tflace. "Quick, Graham," he calls, "is American the death of poor faithful Tomasso, i" his pocket: takes his va my foster father who worshiped me—j and whom 1 adored?" Tears make her dark eyes tender hut she con tinues enthusiastically: "Hah, ihev I love me—they will not believe! My people even worship the name of the Paolis. I'll meet Salieeti and prove to the whole commune that he lies." Her eyes are now those of a Corsican. "And by heaven. I'll go with you to save my sister!" cries Edwin. "Ah. that is right—go to save your sister." answers Danella excitedly. "Hut Madame Anstruther should re main here with Lady Chartris. Only men should go. "Pis a man's duty, lieutenant." "l'ish, while we talk I should be act ing! No one hut me must go!" rtv marks Marnes shortly. "They hate you, Anstruther. for being English, as they do your wife. They won't believe that another English officer and not you killed Antonio in that duel, lie sides, it is my mission to save my bride, as it is your mission to protect and care for the dear wife in your arms. Don't fear, 1 will bring Enid back or—or you won't see me again!" MR.BAENES OF 1PWY0KK &C&I? S-ZclA&<SCO. MX" mat you 7" "Yes," answers the mate, who is stepping firm the beat: and he reports he has engaged a lateen-rigged fishing vessel, which, as soon iss they have got some provisions and water on board, will be over with its Italian crew, prob ably in half an hour. "Then leave every foreigner behind you." directs Barnes. "Pay them to stay on shoie. You sail the craft with a f- of yi lir Scotch tars. The rest ot your men we will leave here to as sist Kdwin in patroling these grounds and taking carp of bis wife, whom you know is threatened also." es. by the cursed Corsican gang th is pursuing you." says the mate, adding a muttered oath. "I'll stand by you, sir, wi' my life." As he r'-tsims up the wail and en ters the hcuso. to go up to tlie cham ber lie had occupied, lie passes the supper room. Noting that Danella. though lie is bending over Lady nr tris with almost the effusiveness of a lover, has his eyes always upon the attractive Marina, who is in consulta tion witii Iki !,isba:.'. Marnes enters. To him. Kdwin. springing up, says: "You've pri.eutea the craft to follow them V" "Y Graham oid that for me." and :ei!s th* young Kng .•rangements lie has Harn\-* hu.ix .i lb.il other: the made, ad-.iag: man. an t: .• bat You stay here, old to bring your sister Again Marina, her "face full of gen erous enthusiasm, cries: "Let me go to Corsica. You aie a foreigner, dear Mr. Marnes. in my own island I can do what you could not do—they all love me!" "What! When they've been hunting you like a wild beast and sending you letters that make you faint!" shudders her husband. "You're quite right. Lieut. An strut her." returns Danella, "in not per mitting \our wile to go. One unfor tunate, helpless woman in that wild land amid the passions of their bar baric feud is pitiable to think of. To subject another, whose life is already threatened by the dagger of the ven detta, to a similar risk, would be hideous." "1 do not fi ar my kindred." answers Marina prouol "My words. the rus tics of my commune will believe. I should go." "And have them murder you?" shud ders her husband. "Never!" His young wife's only response is a plaintive sigh. "Again you are right. Monsieur An struther. Of course, we know they loved Marina still they might not be lieve." observes the count. Ids ardent eyes resting upon the excited girl, whose very enthusiasm renders her more lovely, "l am now returning to Nice, where Lady Chartris knows that I am at her command to do anything to aid her in this unfortunate matter. 1 shall drive tun to-morrow. May you have good fortune. Signore Harues, in your efforts. Hut remember one thing: In that barbaiic island, they want your blood. You tan only rescue your wife by risking it, but no suggestion from nie is necessary to a brave and deter- Danella would bow himself out. but Marina says eagetly: "Two words in private with you?" "Certainly," answers the count, and Marnes notes as the beautiful woman whispers to him a look of astonisn ment enters his mobile face. After he has answered her. the girl says curtly: "1 thank you, Signore "You may trust me. Madam." is the count's reply: and courteously kisses the trembling fingers of Anstruther's beautiful wife, his eyes seemingly filled with a new and strange passion. This is seuice noted by the Ameri- 1 whose misery distracts him. A tew moments, later. Hurton selects for himself a rough shooting costume that he has foi Innately with him. Then he hurriedly slings a field glass over his: shoulder puts one or two little trinkets, mementoes of his Jamming the Open Spaces Full of Cartridges. lise with the articles it happens to con tain, jamming all open spaces full of cartridges for his revolvers, and brings it downstairs with him. ANceptionalcoffee unusual of ex richness and strength—a coffee with a flavor so smooth and an aroma so fragrant as to de light all who try it. OLD BOLDEN COFFEE is a remarkable blend of "Old Crop" coffee—se lected, blended and roasted by experts. TRY A POUND 25 cents at dealers. OLDGOLpji TONE BROS.. DES MOINES, IOWA. Marina stands in the hallway with her husband. To Harnes, as he wrings her hand, she whispers: "Remember, a dead man cannot take Enid from that barbarous home of mine. There tore. guard your own life." They step out on the porch. Some moving lights are at the landing place and they hear the swash of sweeps and the cries of the Italian crew as they warp their fishing vessel up to the platform. "He-re' I'll go down with you and see you on hoard and your craf, ship shape." rt marks Anstruthorg^jfJ-Let me carry that rifle of yours." $§§ orur! says Harnes, to whom every minu'e scents an hour, and hur ries down the path: but as Kdwin fol lows. .Vat .i-a w"h::r ..mus twin,- round him close, tight and canning as if ihty couldn't let him go. "Don'i fear for me. vou trembling dear." whispers her husband, kissing the excited face. "I'll be back soon." At the landing, Barnes finds he has quite a little to do paving the Italian lishertnen to remain on shore as Gra ham is getting their stores ami water properly arranged 011 the craft. Of this Anstruther now takes charge, but. though he works with a will, it is al most half an hour before the young naval officer pronounces the fishing vessel shipshape in case of heavy weather. Then the voting English officer leads the American aside and says, with the craft of a seaman: "I'uder this pres ent breeze, if those devils you're ill pursuit of want to make their island quickly, they'll be compelled to strike its northwest coast somewhere near Porto. Graham will know 'now to steer the course. I'd go with you, but—" "But your first duty here to pro tect your wife." "You think these devils haven't till gone away that there is still danger for her?" "Yes, keep a sharp eye 011 your loved one. That was my error." moans Burton. "I left Enid out of my sight for only a few minutes." "Then good-bv," says the sailor hur riedly, and wringing Barnes' hand, strides up the path to Lady Chartris' villa. Then Burton stepping on board the fishing lugger, which is big enough to make the run to Corsica, they would immediately throw off their moorings to the little landing stage, but tlie Italian padrone of the craft, noting Barnes' haste seems great and his need extreme, steps up and demands additional recompense from the Amer ican milord for his vessel, declaring he will not let her go until he has more money that his ship may lie wrecked at sea and he has no insur ance. "Pay him!" mutters Barnes impa tiently, and hands his pocket hook to rah am. But payment takes some time, the light of the lantern not being very good and the Italian inspecting every bill to see its value and again greedily imploring for more money, stating that his men will desert him if he gives them not speedy employment. "Give him what he asks," cries Bur ton again: then pauses and mutters: "Good God!" and springs 011 shore! For a shout has rung out through the night air from Lady Chartris' villa and there is tenor in it, and he knows it is the voice of the stout-nerved An struther. who would not give cry un less some sudden and uncanny despair had come upon him. The American rushes up the path and a few steps from the door almost runs against Edwin. In the darkness the frenzied men seize each other, for Anstruther is now as frantic as him self. Recognizing him. Barnes asks: "What's the matter?" "By heaven! Another blow in the dark! My wife has gone also!" "Marina? Impossible! You have looked the grounds over? You have searched the house?" "Here's a note from her. left in her chamber, begging me to forgive her, saying it is to stive my life." "My God, what horrible plot is it that has bereft us both in a moment?" asks Harnes. "if she had only told you the contents of that devilish let ter." The two are in the hall together, in their anguish, their voices ring out loudly. A frightened-eyed, short-skirt ed creature runs to them, and trem blingly asks: "Did you want Marina's knock-out letter very much, Marnsey The last part of it?" "It was perhaps Enid's life, perhaps the life of Edwin's bride." Ihui, !_^t—,,h fm-irivu mul I lied to you. I've got the letter—tha last part of it I was going to sell It to you for marrons glaces—I'll get it for you. It is tucked in, my lucky stocking for fear ma'll see it. It said something about murder I I'll—oh, don't look at me so awful!" Maud flies upstairs and a moment later dashes back bringing the portion of the epistle. As they try to decipher its tramped foreign hand, Lady Chartris, coming out wildly from her chamber, for uow she tears she will he abducted herself, and is half crazy with fright, sud denly, looking over their shoulders, cries, half shrieking. "Oh. heavens, Cipriauo's writing' "You are sure?" '.v/ "I tear. I fear! I've got three love notes from him—this looks quite like his hand." And the astounded and dismayed widow wrings her hands, her face pallid with jealous chagrin. "This is the most crafty, subtle and satanic plot against your married hap piness. Edwin." whispers Harnes. "As near as I can make out. this devilish missive says thai Marina must desert you. her accursed ICnglish husband then they will spare your life. If she remains with you, your fate will be heis. our salety lrom death is offer ed as a bribe to your young wife if she deserts your bed and leave:-: herself open to the stilletos of these devils. If she stays with you and clings to ou, you will be assassinated, even in her arms." 1 hen the wife of my heart has (eft me tearing as the attack upon niv sis ter's liberty has been successful their efforts against my life will be equally so, shudders Kdwin next cries out almost angnly: "She was. e.tari not to trust me." "Marina knew you wouldn't Tot her go if she did. suggests Burton more calmly. Hut the other breaks in: "She is helpless in that devil's hands, who's tricked us both, l'lus man n:i ans to kill her!" "Not as vou 'feat "Cipriano doubtless came here 111 his mind some infamous plot against your lite and hers, but now I think 1 Millie crazy passion for Marina that was in his brother has entered him. Never did your wife look more lovely than when she so nobly offered to 30 to Corsica to try and bring your sister back." "Bring my sister back? That's why she'« gone." asserts Anstruther. "Dv ontitiueil on lit) m'nt tors' Harnes. Mr. John Riha of Vining la., say "1 have been selling De Witt's Kida nev and Bladder Pills for about year and they give better satisfaction than any pill I ever sold. I havw used them myself with fine results. Sold by Lamborn Drug Co. HAY FOR SALE. Hay for sale on right terms J. M. Brink. Telephone call Denison 31-K. 7-tf. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. PHYSICIfT^S: R. P. PLIMPTON HOMEGPA THIST PHYSICIAN OFFICE IN RESIDENCE, BROADWAV-. 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