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9 OR., A SOLDILIt OF THE IUIINE. I At Swords' Points: Dv ST. CEOR.GE RATIIBORNE iki))rll)i, by Btusst s burnt, Now York, CIMI'TKIi V!. (Continual.) "Olil an you ploiiHO, You will alwnys And' mo ehoi'i'f'illy opnii for engago mont, tlioiiKh next time tlio result may lio uoniotlilns morn Minions to you tlmn a moo eiihcr slush," HIh nireloHu, almost fllpjmnt tone, grated on tlio nervi-s of tho vanquished. "Yes, next time It will bo to the dimth," ho growled, And Rhlnclundcr, looking him equuridy In tlio oyoH, replied slowly: "You ore right, lU-rr Hoffinuu, UiIh 1)Ik world Ih fur too smull to contnln both you and I. Ono of dm mtiKt lonve It. You Icnow where I urn to bo found. A speedy recovery, th'in, to your wound. Lndles, good-nli;ht." It wns a mont slngulur and unlookcd Then ho left them, for termination to hid visit. He had never once anticipated such a miser ablo contretemps when laying out his . plana, In surveying tho wreck of his hopes tho only satisfaction ho could II ml Iny tn tho fact that he had managed to hear lilnii'olf with a fair amount of dig nity In tlio painful premises, And IlolTman niUHt have correspond tngly lowered himself In tho estimation of I ho ladli'i). After all, whnt did It matter? Hlldegnrdo could ho nothing to him If Hlio wc ro In uny way related to that family whoso very nunm haunted him un a synonym of all that wan ovll. Ho groaned to realise It, yet surely It would ho an Insult to his fnther's sacred memory If ho condoned tho sin of tho past !y marrying ono of that hated fumlly. Tho young American might not know It, hut ho left a soro heart ho hlml him when he quitted tho Btugo of tho worthy fruulcln, Hlldcgarde had been building her chateaux d'Epngno, too. Even the strict German rules of etiquette gov erning tho actions of young, unmar ried females cannot prevent a warm hearted girl from Indulging In sweet day dreams, and tho attachment hud really been us strong on her part us on his. The fact that l'aul had turned out to he tho rival of her cousin Conrad In tho fateful duel that brought disaster to the proud young Prussian was not an element In tlio gumo that guvo her 'pain. Indeed, pel hapa Bho could bo secretly pleased to know Hint after all his boiiKtful rel);n Huffman had at length met a master from over tho sea, and that tho victor, whoeo nnnio must bo on tho lips of every student In Heidel berg, was nono other than ho whoso Imago had already been engraven on her gentlo heart. But there was something more. IIo had spoken of a uncred bond existing between himself and tlio girl whom Conrad chose to consider had been In sulted by a stare had even declared he would sooner cut his right hand off, the hand that had so dextrously wield ed tho blade that downed Conrad, rath er than offend her. That could mean only ono thing. lie loved her, this un known. And Hlldegnrdo realized that such a condition of affairs brought unutter able bleakness nnd woe to her, for try as she might sho could not drive his Image from her heart, CHAPTER VII. What Hlldogurdo Saw. For several days after his visit Paul moped moro or less. By degrees, however, he conquered his gloomy spirit, and arose out of tho quagmire. Other things were crowding fast upon pust evonts tho talk of the uni versity had turned upon tho prospect of suddon wnr between France and Germany and tho whole country had assumed a condition of suspense while awaiting the action of Louis Napoleon. In every town and hamlet of the Fatherlnnd, together with the prov inces of the south, now apparently ready to cast their lot with Prussia, quiet but determined action was being taken to gather the reserves, and ev ery man wus walling for the word to move. Battle hymns were popular in Baden In those days of uncertainty, as well as In the provinces further removed from the border; and muny times "hoeh" greeted the "Wat-h on the Rhine," which stirred the pulses of those who listened, as little else could do. As Paul sat ono night In a concert garden his eyes by accident fell once more upon the fac.o of the girl he had come to Germany to see his Bister. As before, Beatrix was in the company of tho mtddln-aged madam, but Hoff man did not appear to he in sight. Paul's resolution was taken. He must learn whether Beatrix re membered sho ever hud a brother, The more he considered the matter, the greater he was mystified, and tho stronger grew his resolution to dla cover the whole truth, Once again fortune stepped Into aid him. It was only a gust of wind; nothing particular In Its way, nnd yet serving to piny the game directly Into the young man's hands. For this same frollcsomo wind, stealing up behind tho stout matron, nil unawares, snatched off the wonder ful conco'i'lon of s'jaw hat, covered with ribbons anc gowgaws, that sho wora, and sent it flying Into the air. ,Rhinelander saw his chance, and know that If ho saved that hat ho would endear himself to the matron'i heart. Ho recognized the distinct fuvor of Providence, since all ho had to do was to open his arms wlilo, and gently enclose tho fugitive hcadgcur as it culruly settled against his henrt. Another nilnuto und ho was bowing with tho grnco of a Chesterfield befor the Waldcck. "Madam, allow mo to return your beautiful hat," he said sorlouiily. That clinched matters. Hero was man who at leant appreciated a thing of bounty and a Joy forever In the mil llnory line when he saw It, nnd, with such rare attributes, he must be far above tho ordinary run of his sex Ro she smiled sweetly nnd thunkod him giiKhlugly, while replacing tho marvelous combination of struw und ribbons on her head, When this had been accomplished, and Bho turned to look for the courto oiis young man, she found to her in tense surprise tlmt ho and Beatrl were standing a little dlutanco away ongnged in thu mont unlimited of con versatloiiB. It had nut been so difficult to ac conipllah after nil, this bringing he to his ii Ul n, A look did It. The young girl's eyes were glue upon hlu faco, while red nnd whlto chimed across cheeks and brows, an Into her eyes crept a startled look, ns though memory were struggling to solve great myiiterlejj that had puzzlud her often of lute, Thrilled by tho emotion that wello up In his heart ho bent down and suld "Beatrix sister!" Then sho know him, and, leaving her seat, camo to hla sldo nnd put n hand on his arm, looking up Into his face as she said; "Oh! now I know you aro Paul my own brothor. I am bo glad, so glad!" It was undoubtedly a miserable freak of fortune that caused Hlldo gurdo to puss by Just nt this Juncture, In company with her aunt, and th sight of Puul standing there, holding another by tho hands and bending down to look Into her faco so enRerly gave her a shock from which she would not soon recover. This la a world of cross-purposes, of coined Ion nnd mistaken motived, Boon er or later, we nil feel the wretched re suit of being Judged from outward up penranccfl. And l'nul was fated to suffer In tho same old way, when a word of ex pliinutlon would luive altered the com plcxlon of things. "You remember me, then?" ho uslted. "You have not forgotten how happy wo once were, although you were such a little thing?" "I remember, Pnul, Tho other night your face startled me, and I have hceu thinking bo much, trying to recollect But where have you been? Why have I not soen you? It Is all so very Btrango," she said eagerly. And then Paul groaned, knowing that this sweet girl was in almost ut tor Ignoranco of the fatal truth which be must tell her. CHAl'TKK VIII. Paul Makes a Bold Move. What Paul had to say was of too groat importance to be dealt with in so public a place as a concert garden He had waiter years. Surely a few hours more or loss could not matter much. "I must see you tomorrow, whon we can nave a long talk and a full ex planntlon. All the dreadful mysteries of tho pnst must be explained. Until then, gay nothing to any ono about me." The young girl looked disappointed. "Tomorrow Is a long way off, and I hnve waited years to see a sign; but It shall bo ob you sny, brothor. You will tell mo all, you promise, and take away tho dreadful mystery that l.as haunted my whole life?" "I promise you fulthfully, though the truth may pain Just as severely as the uncertainty does now," he an swered, soberly. "Anything Ih better than madden lng doubt," enmo tho quick reply. So Paul sat down with them, and during Intervnls In the music, they chatted about things in general though It was hurd to refrain from touching upon the subject that was up- pe most in his henrt. Then Karl hove in sight, Paul turned his regards upon his sister, and when he detected tho sud den blush that mounted to her temples as her eyes fell upon tho student, ho sighed with relief, and muttered: "It Is well. They love, and love for gives much," When Karl had Joined thorn, which ho eagerly did, Rhlnelander took an early opportunity to bid them good night. He did this not simply because ho wit-died to give hla friend tho whole field, but a desire to be alone with his thoughts had come upon him. In tho course of his wanderings through the garden, be came almost faco to face with Hlldcgarde, and the astonishing manner in which hla heart Jumped at sight of her rather discon certed him. His satisfaction was extremely short lived, however, for the pretty German aid almost froze him with the cold return she gave his Balute. I Evidently something wni working wretchedly, nnd tho wheels it prog ress needed oiling, Again ho was fain to enst the bur den upon tho shoulders of Hoffman, never once dreaming that Jealousy could have entered into the' mutter at all. After sauntering about for some time, Puul found a sent where ho could feast his eyes upon tho charming fea tures of his iniimorltu, though utterly without ber know Indue, And, an ho nit there, sipping from his mug, nnd Indulging in such do llghtful dreams as a young lover Is apt to huvo float through his mind, Puul suddenly hecamo conscious of tho fact that Hlldegnrdo nnd her escort, tho madam, were objects of Intense Interest to others as well iih himself, and the purty who seemed to he so deeply Interested In Hlldcgarde was no young gallant, but a woman. How like a huwk sho nurveyed tho girl. At times, such wns her eagerness that sho even leaned forwurd us though breathless and once Paul saw hor hand steal to hor bosom us though in search of a weapon. Who was iiho? Why should sho spy upon Hlldegnrde with such eugerness, when her actions remludcd Puul of a tigress about to spring? Whnt wub there fumlllnr about that lissome figure? while the quick, supple muttons seemed to lr.unt him us with a faint recollection of a forgotten past? Paul's curiosity overcunio his pru dence, and he resolved upon a bold move to discover the truth. Ho held a whispered consultation with ono of tho wultern und a couple of coins changed hands:. And present ly tho follow came In sight, moving past tho veiled lady, bearing his hands full of empty beer mugs and breakers, It might huvo been sheer accident, since, no design was apparent on tho surface, but the waller certainly man aged to catch tho offending veil upon a pin or button, and for a brluf inter vnl, her face was plainly revealed un der tho garish lights of tho garden. Paul's breath fulled him, and, whllo tho uudlenro cheered tho conclusion of a patriotic air, ho sat und stnrod and gripped tho tublo in front of him, for ho had seen a spectro of his (lend pust urlso, CllAl'TICK IX. Countess Almee, The lady had onco again covered her face with tho veil, showing romo nnnoyanco at tho apparent accident and paying llttlo heed to the clumsy waiter's profuse apologies, ruul had really gotten tho worth of his money. Indeed, whnt ho dlscov ered was moro than ho hud burgalne for, If one could Judgo from the frow upon his brow and tlio expression of surprise, mingled with disgust that swept over his countenance. "Phew! what can this menn? Why Is Alinee, tho Countess, In Heidelberg Somehow I fear complications, Sh appears to have some renson for hat lug Hlldegnrdo. It can't be because love tho girl?" And, while ho crouched there In his chair, ho saw again the peculiar clr cumstnnccs under which ho hnd been thrown Into the society of this dush lng young French widow, whoso bine eyes were eloquent with tho ardor emotions, It was In Paris, and the conditions while not far removed from tho ludl crous, scorned to make him her debtor to a degree. Perhaps It was hardly wise for Paul to frequent the salon of tho countess so ofton, especially when he dlscov ered that she seemed to show a de cided preference to his company. He aroused himself at length ann hastily quitted Purls without seeing her again. That was months ago. (To be continued.) Mot "Ono of tho Iloji." There Is a good story going the rounds on one of the main ofheers of tho Illinois, the big buttle ship which steamed up tho Mississippi to test the New Orleans dry dock. Congressmun Adolph Meyer, who mudo such a val iant fight for the establishment of the dock at New Orleans, had gono over to Inspect the big steamer that wus to make tho test. Ho was met In the most cordial way Imaginable by the officers. Gen. Meyer remarked that he would leave for Washington shortly. "I beg you, general, to remember me to tho boys In Washington," said one of the officers with a polite bow. "YeB, suld Gen. Meyer, "I will call on the secretary of tho navy as soon as reach Washington, and " "No I excuse me general of course I " stammered the officer with ovl dent embarrassment, and there was a titter In the little group, but tho offi cer finally managed to say that he did not Include tho secretary of the navy when he referred to the boys at Wash Ington. The incident passed pleasant there was a Jolly laugh and the congressman passed out of the group Now Orleans Times-Democrat. I.lghU for Letter tnrrlor. New York letter carriers have pur chased email electric lights to enable them to read tho addresses on letter! and packages during the evening. Thc find that the electric light helps them materially and is easily cnrrled. The light consists of a black cylinder, abou a foot long, containing a dry battery The cylinder is deposited In the cal ler's pouch, nnd two copper wires an un from the battery to tho lapel o le carrier's coat. A reflector and n two-candle power light are fastened to the end of the wire und the carrier, by pressing a button iu his pocket, can operato the light. Ilupt In (Icrnmnf snil KiigUnil, England's bop crop approximates CfiO.OOQ hundredweight, while Ger many's has fallen from 658,800 hun dredweight In 1 Ono to 313X00 In 1901 An AiiRln-Aiiinrlmn Altlnno It Iihm I n siiKKi'sttil Unit (Its only sui'emsful plnn to ti villi) an v furilinr wum will tin tho f orriin I ton t( un iillluwu liu-twi-on Amtirli'ii anil ICiikIiiiiiI, mill iniiny lii'iiiilii In lli-vii Him I lui dny Ik nut fur ills taut wlicn all liiltniittluiiiil uinVieni't-s will be pciiiM fiilly nettled, This m-wii will Im us Joyfully n-ci'lvnl hy oviTyliuily tt the new t It ii t lliiHlclti-r'N Hlmiiuch Hit ters IONltlVl'ly I'lll'IH Itll;it), 1 1 y h i t -Hlu, coMHllpallnn, iii'i'viHirtiii'HN And nm luriu, lJun'l fall to ulvu It a trlul, 'Tint electrician sometimes lines shock ing1 language. Semi to Diii-flt'lil Tim ri,, Ilniokljrii, N. Y., for umpiiuor (inrlii'iil TuuuiiU llrnUn, liu I'uwtliift Iwu 'uvuluHblo reuii'iluii, Poor work men and politicians til way hlamo their tools. Comforting, Soothta Kills Pain Instantly, ing So Good! Cf wvm rttmiitiit imiinr nn nnnni? vnrw oiscnvttrri si li i nlili rlK t liKniUui'O gj f fJ f J) (,ulclirt...fuiilr.umwonl imniit'tf lo i mi r I'oiiurv IMIxliiro lit rinintryi vi'itt'ii poll" jp-imi wwiiw imy. rtiniri', won miitii, IMiumiiili Mlv. t ii lo 10 iiiti-iurlMUi lib i iim-i. liiKitt or t.nni"nH.i ma I ImtUMi trilMk UK. U. M. IUU I LOIM. Ha I. IUuU. Ita. W. N. U, WICHITA NO. 01902. When Aofuvcrlnfl Advertisements Kindly Mcn'lnn This I'micr r CLAIMANTS FOR I L "rile o NATHAN I P liH Hrt)lll, Mm I I will niK'lvoiiiilok i c 5 PENSION Mart Will Conn. Mhlniton, l. O.. Uief ii'nllm II. hlli N. II. Vol Prokciuilnu CUIitin slue 187 I 1 X'MMU' ' ' .. - ''V i' THE CHILDREN ENJOY Life out of doors and out of the games which they play and tlio enjoy ment which they receive and the effortn which they make, comes tho i;rcatcr part of that healthful development which Is no essential to their happiness when grown. When a laxative is needed tho remedy which Is given to them to demise ami sweeten and strengthen tho internal organs on which It acts, should ho Mich us physicians would sanction, because Its component part iitx known to bo wIiiiIcmiiiiq and tho remedy Itself freo from every objectionable quality. The ono remedy which physicians und parents, wcll-lnfonucd, approve und recommend und which the little ones enjoy, because of Its pleasant flavor, its gentlo action nnd Its beneficial ell'ects, Is ' Syrup of rigs- and for the same reason it Is the tnly laxative which should be used by fath'.ri ue.d mothers, M,vr;ip of l''l;r.'s Ii the only remedy which acts gently, pleasantly nnd naturally without griping', irritating, or iiatiHcatlujr and which cleanses tho system cirw-tually, without producinif that constipated habit which results from the use of the old-time cathartics ami modern Imitations, uud against which the children slmulil bo so carefully i;uariled, If you would have them grow to luaiihood and womanhood, htronir, healthy uud happy, do not give them medicines, when medicines are not needed, and when nature needs assistance in the way of a laxative, give lliom only the simple, pleasant and gentle- Syrup of t'lgs, Its quality l.i due not only to tho excellence cf the combination of the laxative principle of plants with pleasant aromatic syrups ami Juices, but also to our original method of manufacture and as you value the health of the little ones, do not nccept any of the substitutes which tiiiHcrupulous deal ers sometimes offer to Increase their profits. 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