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By Sir D'Artatjan Isstens, Cadet of a Oreat limine. Knight of the
Royal Ordrr of Wtitttmark and One Time Embassador
*o to the Court of Charles I of England. o*
°S «.
grew steadily stronger, and soon
jpTed from my bed to a big chair
^\wn up to the window It was the
of snmmer now. Harry was more
hing and poetic than ever before.
AH the household, from the baron and
baroness down to the boy who twirled
the spits in the kitchen, was gay, and
yet, deep tinder my slowly brightening
(ace and outward improvement, lay. a
black devil eating at my heart. It was
the devil of doubt, for Marion, whose
eyes 1 had so often seen kind and soft,
came to roe seldom now, and when she
did it was always with my mother or
Harry Never a word of my passionate
note under thu verses think Harry
noticed it. too. for he was kinder than
ever to me Likewise Captain Castle
tree who would come and read aloud
from his books for hours at a tima
One day I was sitting alone at my
open window It was early evening.
My mother had just left my side, and I
was in a half dream. It was not a glad
dream to cheer the heart, nor a mad
dream of battle to set my pulses leap
ing My gray meditations were broken
by the clatter of hoofs in the courtyard
below and 'the sound of greetings. I
stood, as best I could for my weakness,
and looked out A big roan horse waB
there, and a gentleman had just dis
mounted and was leaning over my
mother's hand The whole family seem
©d to be at the dining hall door to greet
Mm. Marlon and the captain greeted
bim with the fervor of old friends. I
heard my father say "Welcome to my
house. Sir-Willis!"
I sank back in my chair.
"Whothe devil isthis*" I said. *'He
bows like a sword scabbard and has a
face like a bishop
Presently Harry came upandtold me
that the newcomer was Sir Willis How
ard. who bad come on from England
posthaste with brave news for the cap
"What is the news Y'' 1
asked huskily
"That the estate in Devon will be
Castletree's again on Christmas day,
and that the real political offender has
been discovered."
For some time I said nothing. The
light had gone out at the window
How young I was I
Then, "Who is Sir Willis?" I asked,
v: "An old friend of the Castletrees and
the captain's godson/' he replied, "and
a famous swordsman, too. I have
v\« All this, which should have cheered
me vastly, only threw me into a deeper
When Harry presented me to the
newcomer, I looked at bim narrowly,
measuring him as one fencer does an
other before the saluting. He was not
OYertall, but square shouldered and
long armed. His face was long and
grave, his eyes steely, his smile slow
and sinister.
He said very little, but bis shifting
ejpft-saw everything.
With the family he was quite a fa
vorite at first, and, as the Castletrees
were persuaded to stay in Wassmark
nntil after Christmas, Sir Willis post
poned his own departure.
1 think we all saw his reason for do
ing so before three days bad past He
walked, rode and sat on the south ter
race with Mistress Marion, and she ac
cepted all his attentions with gayety.
His manner toward Harry was al
ways considerate and pleasant, but to
ward me that of a lord to a footman.
One day, when he bad come up with
the captain to borrow my spurs, he told
my mother, who was reading aloud,
how in England the younger sons were
ft?*.', always packed off to'the ends of the
earth to find their own fortunes.
The captain flushed crimson, the
baroness stared, but I only remembered
it and made no sign.
In a few days I could move about the
house, and even take short walks on the
terrace, At meals I threw off my lately
acquired reserve and talked freely, lay
ing myself open to his cutting sarcasm.
I enjoyed this because it made my
rival anything but lovely in the eyes of
the family and lengthened my score
against him Marion, however, seemed
tofindhiB company as fascinating aB
ever, and the rest had to put up with
their guest
Where was the open hearted boy
now, once so fond of clapping hand to
hilt and then begging forgiveness for
(he same Even the Princess Barbara
would now find me grown old enough,
often thought of her.
polished and learned viscount
r- '"showed more feeling then 1, and was
often barely polite to the Englishman,
and Captain Castletree. in spite of biB
return of fortune, looked anxious and
surprised at my change of spirit.
I was standing under the three shields
one day looking down ffae avenue and
thinking of that first time Marion bnd
,.r come tripping up toward the house of
IsstenB, when a boy suddenly appeared
with a bunch of late meadowroses. He
belonged in the stables aud eyed me
nervously before plucking up courage
to say, "Your honor, the English lord
and Mistress Castletree picked these for
I took them from his hands, and the
old hot blood would not be held down.
With an oath 1 flung them across the
hedge and, turning on my heel went
into the ball
There stood my mother, facing me
with sad eyes. I cooled mightily at
sight of her.
"One more delicate little insult,"!
said, and touched my rapier hilt signifi
She followed me and threw her arms
•bout my neck. "Dart, dear Dart, do
not forget that he is our guest," she
"He will not always be," I answered.
As the date which Sir Willis Howard
set for his departure drew near I no
ticed a decided change in both Marion's
manner and his
own. As he
grew warm1
er, she became cooler. This touched him
more deeply than he would have us sea
He was to start for Blatenburg very
early in the morning. On the preceding
evening Mistress Castletree would not
come down from her room.
At 4 o'clock hia horse was at the door
and the whole household, eveg the Ep.g
usn maid, were there to bid him "god
speed. I think my poor mother did
this with pleasure, and waB much
sweeter to him during the last ten seo
onda of his visit than ever before.
"I will see you to the road, sir." 1
said in his ear, and went down the av*
enue at his stirrup.
I carried a sword tinder my arm—not
my favorite rapUr.bat a heavier wai
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guard against the flat of the blade.
He talked to roe with feigned light
ness as we went down between the
beeches. 1 wanted to go slowly. 1
connted every step, for 1 was not sure
of returning—that is. withont the as
sistance of pallbearers The score my
sword blade nanst wipe ont was a Ion?
I stood, as best I could for my weakness,
and Iookctiout.'
one, and yet, as I put uiy hand on the
fellow's bridle when we renched the
highway, I wondered if she were worth
it all. We had both seen the kind lights
in her eyes and had both watched them
fading to indifference, as though cov
ered by the ashes of some memory. But
this did not soften me one jot.
"What would you have of me?" he
"I would have you dismount, sir," I
eaid quietly, "and give me eome sort of
satisfaction for the insults I have re
ceived from you in my father's house."
'What nonsense is this?" he cried,
snarling down at me.
For answer 1 struck him ^smartly pn
the face with my bare hand.
"A peasant's insuit, by heaven 1"
He ripped out his long German sword
and charged ma I leaped asida He
whistled bis blade up for a cut It
snapped mine, and I felt it jar against
the guard, just where the smith bad
made the deep notch. With a sudden
fierce twist I broke the Damascus short
off, and before he had realised defeat
he was flat on his buck, unhorsed and
"Give me the hilt," 1
demanded, and
be sullenly handed it over.
"Now get into your saddle I" I cried.
He mounted silently
"By the way. baby face, here are
some of your rhymes, which Mistress
Castletree once gave ma And. flipping
a bit of paper in my faca be spurred
I lifted the paper. It was the copy of
Hurry's verses which bud caused such
a confusion of blushes that day on the
south terrace. So she had given it to
him vto the fool Englishman I No doubt
they had laughed and snickered over it
and he had made one of hiB favorite re
marks about the position of the cadet
My pride was cut to the quick. I did
not think of my heart
I wandered away through the white
mist that lay on tho fields, cursing my
self for not killing bim when I had the
chance. But why blame and curse at
the man altogether? Like a wounded
wolf, my anger turned on the memory
of Marion. The fire of love and respect
which I had kept so high on the hearth
of my heart in spite of all she had done
now blew away—a handful of gray
ashes. But it left the. mark where it
had burned.
I walked with bent head across the
wet grass—my sword under my arm,
the paper crushed in my fingers. Only
a faint gray line along the eastern hills
showed where the morning was lying
behind the world when I turned back
toward the bousa I met Harry at the
"What in heaven's name have you
been doing?" he gasped.
"Bidding Sir Willis godspeed," I
He touched my shoulder. "Have you
killed him, Durt?" he asked.
I shook my head. "No I let him go
on his way, which iB straight to the
devil," I answered.
We went up to the open door, and
Harry reassured the family with a
smile Then tbey went back to their
sleep, and 1 poured myself a glass of
brandy and asked Harry to lend me
some money
"How much will you have, dear boy?
1 can give you anything under 200
crowns," he said.
I sipped the liquor slowly, staring
carefully around the old room. I was
wondering if it would be very hard to
live away from these familiar things.
With a start I came back to my broth
er's question.
"Ten crowns will be enough," I an
He went out and returned almost im
mediately with a leather bag of gold.
He did not usk any questions, but
followed me to the stables and helped
me saddle Hugart.
We embraced silently before 1
ed. "Be back for Christmas," he said,
"and do not think that the love of a
woman is sweeter because it is easily
"What do you mean by that?" 1
whispered, bending from the saddle.
"That the heart of a woman is not a
book of ballads to be understood at one
reading," he answered.
I gathered up the reins and rode
down the avenue with all the beeches
sighing wonderment above my head.
On the highroad I turned in my sad
die and tossed a kiss and a prayer back
to the great uneven pile that stood now
against a lightening sky
r-"v $
My ride into Blatenburg waB un
eventful 1 verily believe that if saints
and devils had been pluced alternately
for the whole way at every milepost I
would not have seen them. On reach
ing tho city I made my way through
the crowds to the inn we had staid at
before and handed Hagartover toured
heuded hostler 1 uoticed his head be
cuuse Sir Willis was of the same color
Without eating breakfast I went up
the hill toward the royal palace and
sent in my name to bis majesty
He was in bis dreesing chamber—not
being an early riser, except on hunting
morningB—and told tha footman to
«**.•» la.
I bowed low, and ho returned my
salute graciepHly
After inquiring after the health of
all connected with the house of Isstens
he asked my reason for honoring him
with visit
"You did'not seem at all anxious to
spend your time with me when yoti
were here before, he said.
"Your majesty, I have come to offer
my sword, and if you have something
out of the common that a humble gen
tleman who is not afraid to fight and
ride can do for you 1 beg the commis
sion. I answered.
"By heavens, sir, you have come in
the nick of timel Here is a letter and a
little package I would liko to have de
livered at the court of Cloburg as soon
as horses can v-•* you there
"1 will start in half an hour.' I re
H» ttnnded me the package and the
lettei and a signet ring with the royal
"Show that whenever you want a
change of horse," he said, "and here is
a purse which will cover expenses.
Good morning, sir!"
I bowed myself out and returned to
the inn, where I ate a scanty meal and
then ordered my horse. I went out of
the western gate of the city and started
away on a good road of solid red ear(h.
Fruit trees—pears, apples and plums—
grew here in great quantities. The
meadows were high with grass, and in
fields the haymakers were at work.
The people ran to the cottage win
dows to see me dash past on my big
black horsa
At the end of 80 miles I drew rein at
an inn door and. dismounting, gave di
rections for the feeding and care of
Hagart, until I should return for him.
Then I showed the royal seal to the
landlord and asked to have a good horse
ready for me in 15 minutes. A jack of
beer and a few slices of cold fowl fresh
ened me wonderfully. With a long leg
ged brown mare under me and the sun
still high in the heavens I started off
on my second stage of 30 miles. I will
not describe the country through which
I rode, for I took little heed of it Old
memories filled my mind, which I could
not dispeL
It was dusk when I made my next
stop, but in 20 minutes I was off again,
with a round barreled black between
my knees. Frogs fluted in the swamps,
bats whirled and circled and dogs
barked in the farmyards. Hard riding,
above all things, is an exercise I can
stand. The glory of the canter, the ex
citement of the gallop—it waB all tonic
to my moody spirits. I drew rein at a
little wayside inn and struck sharply
on the door with my sword. From the
saddle I could lay my hand on the
thatch of the root A stout old fellow
A stout old fellow in a nightcap and little
else answered my summons.
in a nightcap and little elde answered
my summons. He held a candle at a
dangerous slant The tallow dripped
over his band.
"Have you a bed for me, my man?'
I asked and showed him the signet
He screwed up his eyes at ma "The
very best, milord, and the sheets all
put away with lavender."
"Good! I will nee to the horse my
self, "said I, "while you get the bed
ding out of the lavender."
He brought me a lantern and 1 led
the nag away, and after some trouble
yanked open the door of the stabla
After fixing the good beast for the night
I looked into the neighboring stall.
There stood a little chestnut mare, the
very model of grace, speed and intel
"She belongs to a man of taste," 1
soliloquized and went back to the inn.
After a mug of beer mine host led the
way to a draughts chamber containing
two beds. One was occupied. Against
the post stood a sword in its scabbard,
and articles of apparel in rich material
lay on the floor.
"You bave another guest?" I said,
taking the candle from the old fellow's
"Yes, a gentleman of the court of
Cloburg," he answered.
It did not take me long to get out of
my clothes and into the bed, which, in
spite of discolored curtains, was spread
with white, fragrant sheets.
I was awakened by some one moving
about the room. Opening my eyes,!
found it nearly daylight and my fellow
traveler half dressed. He waB wonder
fully small, with light hair and blue
eyes, and as finely built for a man as
the little mare for a saddle beast
"Good morning, sir!" I said.
He returned my salute with a bow
and smila
Just then the landlord thrust his
bead around the door to tell us that the
horses were at their corn and breakfast
ready on the table.
Upon finding while at our meal that
the stranger was bound in the same di
rection, I told him my name.
"I think 1 heard of you cot long
ago, "he said.
I looked at him vastly puzzled.
"And a ride you took with a lady.'
he continued.
"Ah, exactly said I. "Well, after
the first ten miles it waB a pleasant
His name was Tom Beverley.
"My father is a clergyman in Eng
land, rector of a parish in Devon," he
This did not surprise me, as I had
heard of the custom in England for
priests to marry. But 1 asked him if
he bad ever known Sir Willis Howard.
The blood rose under his fair skin.
"Yes, and fought with him," he an
Here was a bond of fellowship at the
very beginning, so I shook him warmly
by the hand.
A boy led the horses up, and we
swung to the saddles and started away.
The road was good aud led us through
a beautiful farming land My new
frieud sang blithe Euglisd eongs and
at last one of Marion's favorites.
Straightway* my new found content
ment was bitter us gull.
I usked him why he had left bis na
tive land and clioseu the court of Clo
burg for his home.
He lunghdd softly and said "When
1 was at Oxford, a doctor of divinity
I called me a young fool, and I kicked him
I down stairs 8o they told ig* to jjo
ifP'i* mi
home, and instead 1 wrote down tfie
niimo of overy rnuntry in Europe, each
on a separate slip of paper, shook them
iironnd in a Luh1: and drew one. It
said 'Cloburg £o over I came, and
now I Niuone of the royal guafd. where
every trooper must show five quarter
"It was a game of chance," I com
'Yes, much like the dice. That is
why I did it." he nnwsered. Wo rode
on until noou, when wo dismounted—I
for a change of horses and wine, he for
nothing but the wine.
'This is tlx1 only beast 1 will throw
leg over, "be said.
I was supplied with a huge white
brute, who sbied at every hedgerow
and galloped like a hound. They were
always careful to give me big horses.
Tho west was red and the east black
when we entered the capital city of the
Dukedom of Cloburg. We rode straight
up to tho palace anddolivered our mes
sages—his to the duka mine to the
Princess Barbara.
She looked at me with such laughter
in her eyes that I was overcome with
confusion, for all the maids of honor
were in the room ogling me too. Then
she took me aside and said that her
own messenger would return with a
letter to Wassuiark. for she wanted me
in attendance for awhile, which waB
very flattering. |nd I retreated as soon
as possible.
Beverley was waiting for mo in the
passage and took me off to his own
quarters, which were very richly hung
in tapestry and ornamented with arms
and rare pictures along the walla
Upon the ringing of a bell up came
two servants, bearing dishes of meats
and game and bottles of wine.
In .Cloburg I lived well enough, hav
ing money from the king and rooms in
the palace, but life went slow for my
blood. The princess tried to make a
courtier of me. but in a few days gave
it up aBhopelesa But Hagart bad come
back. One night, after a canter along
the road that leads to the Naiad's lake,
I entered my room and without remov
ing my bootB flung myself down near
the window This is how 1 came to no
tice a piece of paper pinned to the cur
tain. Upon taking it down. I found it a
note from Beverley, requesting me to
be at the Unicorn's Head at 8 o'clock.
There was a queer brevity about it that
smacked to me of adventure, so I re
placed my hat and went out. My watch
—a present from Beverley—marked it
20 minutes after ?, and as the tavern
above named stands at tbe northern
limit of the city I broke into a fast
My way took mo through crooked
streets, between leaning bouses and
noisy wineshops. The night was chill
and foggy for tbe time of year At
some of the doorways torches .and
massive lamps glowed dimly I entered
the Unicorn's Head, and upon making
inquiries for the Cavalier Tom Beverley
and hearing that he had not arrived 1
seated myself at an obscure table in the
corner of the room.
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12 ynnia
Printed Or-
Mo. S col
•rx lo pclticl
mm, fink,
lime, r.lai
Ht-nri ami
Nile Green.
imiu an
receipt or
Stutll! II
Each Cur
tain a yard
(vide two ntid
yards lone.
Went pom
paid on rr
ceipc of '2
cent po*t
ace stamp
and 65 sio
natnres out
from wrap
pers of Ar
Roasted Cof
IOO si f!
pi-rt- or
rlmr :i r.'
color 'e»irwl Kuusi
Six Ladiftt' Poekat Htndker
chiefx, heantitched, colored bord
er«,sizel2xl3tnchM. Sentpeit
rn?:l ott rccclpt of 2 cent
Mump and 20 sift
i.at jri»h cut (mm wrappers of
/.rt-icklcH* Kossted Oofie*.
No. 58. A Pair of Shears
Of ru-an ike. 8 inches long. Seat post-paid
on reccipto! vS I'l'nt pontaae stamp and 15 signatures
cut from wrappers of Arbuckles' Roafcted CoflfeS.
receipt ot
Rousted Coffee.
No. 60. Lady's Belt No. 6 Man's Beit No. 62. A Carving Knife and Pork*
of Arbuckles' Rousted ColTce.
No. 63. A Butcher's Knife.
Six Inch blade, hard wood handle, pond materials and well finished. Sent
post-paid oa receipt of 'i cent pomnso stamp and 2(1 nlannturi'M
cut from wrappers of Arbuckles' Roasted OHtw.
No. 64. A Kitchen Knife.
No. 70
A Porcelain Clock.
Imported porcelain frame, beautifully de
corated. Movement made by New Iluvim
Clock Co., guaranteed by them a cood time
keeper, 6 inches high, same width. Sent
by express* charcc* prepaid byuo. oil
receipt of cent ioi»tacc Mtnmp und
115 sIcnntureN ci:: from wrappers
Arbuckles* Rousted Ctillee. When ordering
name your nearest Ei press Office as well us
your Post Office.
BOMB OF OtTB 8IQWATPBBB ABB PBfHTBP ON BK9 BACKCROITyp. page of this List will appear la this paper shortly.
First payment, Three Dollars
and Four Dollars
Tan Color, Marbled Edges, Extra Quality High Machine Finish
Book Paper,
month thereafter.
reduction of 10% Is gnated by I
of tbe work.
and Five Dollars
A reduction of 10% Is graattd by paying cash within 30 days after the
receipt of tbe work.
3*- i**.
IOWA. ®wl.
No. 59. Razor made by J. R. Torrey.
nt postace stamp and 48 signatures cut from wrappers of Arbuckl
Grain loather, tan colo., nLlcel-plate.l
buckle and rings. When ordering give
size of waist in Inches. Belts run fror: 34 a ilrat-class set, mounted with genuine buck-Torn handles. Knife blade
to 42 inchesln length. .Set.: pc-jr-r-'U inches long. Sent by express, cbarces prepaid, oa receiptor
on receipt of 4 cent po ttt*«" :at.ip ceut postace stamp aad 90 slceatares cut from wrappers of
and gOslanaturcN cut fr. a ipji -ra I /..-hinklca' Roasted Coifes. When ordering nsms your nesreat fftprrm
O Hci) us well us your P«st Office.
A Lady's Pen Knife.
Uiu* two tiuuly tintshed blades,
Handle beautifully variegated
I In Imitation of onyx. Sent
p«»*«pnid on receipt ef 3
t«i:t posture stamp and 30
«isiiu:urc* cut from wrappers
of Arbuckles' Roasted Coffee.
No. 60. A Gentleman's Watch.
The New Haven" Is a watch of the ordinary slxe. Stem
wind and stem set, dust proof, nickel-plated case, solid back.
Quick beat movement, iitghly polinhed steel pinions. Modeled
after a standard wuich. rpiiabio UaH'-ki.-epcr. Tho printed guar*
tee of the uiukcr accompanies each watch. Sent post-paid
oa receipt of *2 cent pomace stamp and 00 sicaatares
cut from wrappers of Arbuckles' Roasted Coffee.
iSHADES & vanced,
but we continue to sell them at the
same old price as long as they
NO. 65
Four Handkerchiefs.
•IBS Ifettx
pala on
receipt of
amp ana
cot from
Tbe j. R. Torre? Razor is
known as tbe best mads In tbs United
States. The printed gusrsntes of tbe mssufsc*
tarer goes with each tator. Seat post-paid oa
No. 67. Picture Frames
Cabinet sits, brass,
sllverplated. Seat
post-paid aa re
ceipt of S cent
postace stamp
aad 111 slcaa
tares cut from
wrappers of Ar*
buckles/ Roasted
No. 71.
Enameled Alarm Cloak.
Highest standard of Alarm Clock.
Seamless frame, ornamental bands,
French pattern and second hand.
WIU run thirty hours with one wind*
Ing. Sent by express, cbarces
prepa!4* oa receipt of 'J cent
1"*—y' stomp aad SO elgna
tureXcut from wrappers of Ar
buckles* Roasted Coffee. When or
dering name your nearest Express
Office and yoor Poet Office as well.
This represent! one pare of a List which Is fonnd Jr. each
Dund package of Arbuckles* Roasted Coffbe, and with each
package Id which the List is found tbe purchaser has bought
a definite part of some article to he selected by him or her
from the List* subject only to the condition that tbe signature
on the package ts to be cut out and returned to Arbuckle Broa.
as a voucher* in aocordance with the directions printed In
connection with each item Illustrated and described in the List.
This List will be kept gseJ only till May 31, 1900* Another
Hot Weather Shoes
We have a still a lew pairs of Ladies'Oxfords in
which we are making a big cut on. Also Ladies,'
Misses and Children's Tans. KEEP YOUR
FEET COOL with a pair.
& Ward,
Sucessors to F. J. AT WATER.
Attention! Farmers
Now is the time
supply of
to prevent the mites and
hicken lice from de
stroying your young
chickens. It is guar
anteed to do the work,
Try somel

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