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I 3f 9 . J POLK COUNTY NEWS-GAZETTE. BENTON. TENNEi ihej VVedi invit H Pre es art i r 7 m r ? it sir -ea sat. ' m x mm m tk . . i " .aaar' ? 3 FREDERIC V Ui fZJL , rrJD "tmp VTt?N I FP-VUNHrP Ttff RYW" ;vc'J "VrRKHT rOS 9V tot soe& -Fiu.ca 8YN0PSIS. EIU. daurhter of the govern- -ih Mount, has chance encounter t peasant boy. The "Mount.'' small iunil Island. stood In vast bay on aJirthwestern coast of France, ana the time of Louis X I. was a nt stronghold. Develops thai ine nt boy was the son of Brlgneur in- . nobleman. Young Desaurai" aeier tn mcT an education and become ntleman: aees the srovernur'a. daugh- lepart for larl. J.ady Klise returns seven years schooling, ana emer many nobles. Her Ladyship dances strange fisherman, and a call to ns Is made In an effort to capture a sterlous Le 8.!lirnciir Nolr. He escapes. dy EUse Is oauirht In the "Grand ' tide. ie Black Seigneur rescues and iRK.es r to his retreat. Klise discovers that er savior was the boy with the fish. Ranches, the gelgneur's servant, la ar- igrested and brought bofore the governor. i L&dy Elise has Sanchex set free. Sytft J neur and a priest at the "Cockles." San IVhea tells Iesaurac that Lady Ellae be trayed him. but Is not believed. 1 he Seigneur plans to release prisoners at the Mount. Lady Eliae pleads with her fath er to spare the lives of condemned pris oners. Disguised as a peasant I.ady Klise mingles with the people and hears nome startling- facts. A mysterious Mountebank starts a riot. He Is arrested and locked up after making close obser vations of the citadel, and Is afterwards summoned before the governor's dauch ter, The governor enters the room during the Interview with the Mountebank. As a miserable buffoon, the Mountebank Is re leased by order of the governor. De saurae overpowers- guard and dons sol dier's uniform. The Seigneur successfully passes guards and finds the "Great Wheel." Jacques, the jailer, forced to tread the wheel and bring up enemies of the governor. The Black Seigneur liber ates the prisoners. The Seigneur again uiade prisoner. The Marquis de Beau vlllers visits the Mount. The ladles and nobles Inspect the dungeons. Elise visits the Seigneur. Ladv Elise engages Na nette, daughter of Pierre Laroche. friend nf the Black Seigneur, as maid. Nanette plana the release of the Black SMgneur. The Marquis and Lady Elise ride ITito an TJimbush. T.ady Elise Is held as hostnpe. Prisoners are exchanged. My I-adY for the Seigneur. The people storm the Mount Rnd the Black Seigneur tries to save Elise. Sanchea kills the governor; the Black Seigneur rescues Elise. CHAPTER XXXIII. (Continued.) Here, for the time concealed was lie safe; none followed, and, leaning against the damp blocks of masonry, breathing hard, as a man weak from fatigue, . loss of blood, he sought to ,Tecover his strength. It returned only too slcfwly; the passing lassitude an- -noviim : for the momenUho forgot - raT"' W nhtterscently cos her. be : 7;;;. tzwm Several from here h yet stood. 1 . . i v. ' rt, starting away, JF the vast..- " "1" between the i Mount T nh fet liefhts of a ship. rrv. -wucj, vf hid never aeemea A utj kh u : 30 intermtyule; before him, his shad ow and that of my lady danced ever illusively away; behind, the great rock -gave forth a hundred shooting flames, while, as emblematic of the demolition -of so much that was beautiful, higher than saint with helpless sword on ca thedral top, a cloud of smoke belched ip; waved sldewlse like a monstrous tuneral plume. A symbol, it seemed to fill the sky; to move and nod and flaunt Its ominous blackness from this rmaWtlf nntnnst of the land. Walk- ine In a vivid crimson glow, the Black Seigneur gazed only ahead, where now, on that monotonous desert, the rim of the sea on a sudden obtruded. As he advanced, sparkles red as rubies laughing lights leaped in the air; at Hhe same time a seething murmur liroke upon the stillness. Toward those leaping bright points and the source of that deep-sounding cadence, the young man stumbled for ward, more rapidly, less cautiously, also, It may be; for while he was yet 3ome distance from the water's rim, his feet fell on sand that gave way Tteneath them. He would have sprung back, but felt himself sinking; strove to get out, only to settle the deeper! The edge of the Use, with safety be yond, well he could see, where the satin-like smoothness of the treacher ous slough . merged , Into a welcome allk-like shimmering of the trustwor thy sands. That verge, however, was remote; out of reach of effort of his to attain; his very endeavors caused him to become the more firmly Imbed ded. Had he cast my lady aside, pos sibly could he have extricated him self; but with her, an additional "-weight, weighing him down Loudly he called out; only the sea answered. Now were the clinging par ticles at bis waist; he lifted my lady higher; clear of. them! Once more raised his voice this time not In vain! "Mon capltaine! Where are you?" "Here!" "We don't see you." "You won't soon, unless " The end of a line struck the sand. The night had almost passed; Its last black hour, like a pall, lay over the sea, where, far from the Mount, a ship swayed and tossed. In the nar row confines of her master's cabin, the faint glimmering of a lamp revealed A man bending over a paper, yellow and worn; the linea so faint and deli cate, they seemed almost to escape him! How utrange, after alt thene years, tha alght of your handwriting! and now, to toa writing you! Tet la It meet to say farewell! For that which you have heard, mon ami, la true. I am going to die. Vou gay, you heard I waa not well; I answer what really you heard; the question, mon ami, beneath your words! . . , And, dying. It Is well with me. I hava wronged no aoul on tarth except you, my friend, and you forgive me. ... I had hoped the years would efface that old memory. Vou say they have not. ... It Is wise you arc going away. The reader paused; listened to tbe At S. ISMA ea; the moaning and sighing, like voices on the wings of the storm. You speak 1(4 your letter about "trick ery" used to estrange us! Think no mora of It. I bee you. What la past, la gone as I. part of that past, when we were boy and girl together soon shall be. And coma not near the Mount. There can be no meeting for ua on earth. I send you my adieu from afar. ... It Is only a ahadow that speaks . . . moti ami. CHAPTER XXXIV. Soma Time Later. The little Norman Isle, home of Pierre Laroche, so wild and bleak looking many months of the year, re sembles a flowering garden in the spring; then, its lap full of buds and blossoms, smiling, redolent, it lifts itself from the broad bosom of the deep. And all the light embellish ments of the golden time it sets forth daintily; fringing the black cliffs with clusters of sea campion, white and frothy as the spray, trailing green ivy from precipitous heights to the verge of the wooing waters, whose waves seem to creep up timorously, peep into the many caveB, bright with sea-anen.-ones, and retreat quickly, as awed bf a sudden glimpse or iairyiana. Near the entranoe of one of these magical chambers, abloom with strRuge, scentless flowers, sat, a cer tain afternoon in April, a man and a woman, who, looking out over the blue sea, conversed in desultory fashion. "From what your father tells me, Mistress Nanette," the man, an aged priest, was speaking, "the Seigneur Dfsaurac should be here today?" "My father had a letter from him a few days ago to that effect," answered the young woman somewhat shortly. "Let me see," apparently the old man did not notice the change in his companion's manner, "he has been away now about a year? It was in July he brought the Governor's daugh ter to the- island one day and sailed the nextl'l Nanette made a move ment. "How time flies!" he sighed. "Let us hope it assuages grief, as they say! You think she is contented here?" - rs K,i8e? Why not? At least, Nfhe seems so; has with her. her oldTJetfJ??. my aunt, who fortu nately escapedTrem the Mpunt " "But the death of yier father? It must have been a terrible-blow one not easy to forget!" . 'Of course," said Nanette slowly, "she has felt his loss." The old man gazed down. 'T have sometimes wondered what she knows about the causes of the enmity that existed between his Excellency and the Black Seigneur?" The other's eyes lifted keenly. The Black Seigneur "When last did you see her, Father?" "She comes ofteu to my cottage to walk and" "Talk?" "Well, yes!" The fine, spiritual face expressed a twinge of uneasiness. "About the past?" The priest shifted slightly. "Some times! a An old man lives much in the past aral it is natural to wander, on a bit aimlessly at times, and " ( CO J -Confeaa. Ffctccr. she ha learned much frcm yohT" Xar.ttt laugtwd. "No, no; I trusi " -SiitmiaeJ. then!" said tLe girt "She U one not easily dwoived. Clev er ia my laiy! And you talk, she say nothing, but leads you on! "Nay; I'll not believe 'tia true once or twice I've let a word slip. But she noticed not " "No doubt!" The islard girl's voice expressed a fine scorn. "How ever, ic matters lUtle. Speaks she ever of the Black Seigneur? suddenly. "No. Why?" "Why not?" Nanette's tone was enigmatic. "I don't understand." "At any rate, she Is better off here than yonder in France, If tidings be true." said the other Irrelevantly. "Ah. ma belle France!" murmured the old man regretfully. "How she Is torn within threatened from without! But fortunately she has her defend ers," his voice thrilled, "brave men who have thronged to her needs. I suppose," he continued abruptly, "It's to arrange about the new ship that brings the Seigneur once more to the Island r "I suppose so," assented the other briefly. "A true Frenchman, Pierre Laroche. your father, has shown himself. In giv ing one of his best ships to the cause! Although perhaps he would not have been so ready," thoughtfully, "had not the Paris Assembly seen fit to appoint Andre Desaurac In command of all the vessels to guard the coast against the intrigues of the French royalists with foreign powers and aliens! Well, well, he will find here many old friends!" "Yourself, for example, Father, who helped him In the courts to establish his right to his name," said the young woman quickly. "And you. Mistress Nanette," the kindly eyes lighting with a curious, in dulgent look, "who went to the Mount alone, unaided, to " A frown gathered on the dark, hand some face of the girl. "Unaided?" she said, staring at the sparkles on the waves before her. "Oh, the people neve:: weary of talk ing about It! and how you" "Yon's a sail!" Abruptly the young woman rose; with skirts fluttering be hind her, gazed out to sea. Several hours later, just before dusk, a ship ran into the harbor, dropped anchor, ar.d sent a boat to the shore. In the small craft sat a number of men, and the first of these to spring to the beach and mount the stone stair way to the inn, was met at the top; warmly greeted, by old Pierre him self! Mon Dieu! To see the new comer was like old times! Only now, the landlord observed jestingly, the profits would be small! But a fig to parsimony, in these days when men's patriotism should be large; do what he, the Black Seigneur, would with the new ship, even If he sunk her, pro vided it was in good company, and he went down with her himself! To which protestations the other Sfcsvyergd ; pre sented his companions, ahl the assembled company wlthifi? Mr. Busyat a great board, lade-n",JurJday with Mr. arfH comestroies intersperBea wua ugi.i rvmpp of wines. Nanette welcomed him briA.Vtner ly, and again his glance keen and assured, that of a man the horizon of Gazed Only Ahea d. whose vision had widened, since last he stood there swept the gathering. But apparently, one he looked for was not present, and he had again turned to the young woman, a question on bis Hps, when on the garden' side of the house a door opened. It revealed a flowering background, a plateau, yel low In the last rays of the sun; It framed, also, the slender, black-clad figure of a girl,' above whose white brow the waving hair atone threads of gold. "An old friend of yours, my Lady!" ra!!rd out blunt Pierre. A moment the ck-ar. brown eyes seemed to aaver; then became steady. as schooled to soxe purpose. She came forward composedly; gave tbe Black Seigneur her band. "I am always glad to see old friends!" said my lady, with a lift of the herd, over-conscious, perhaps, of tbe concentrated gaze of the company. lie looked at her; made perfunc tory answer; she seemed about to speak again, when the hand he let fall a as t aught by another. "Klise!" From among those who had come ashore, a man In fashionable attire sprang forward, a little thinner than when last she bad seen him. and more cynical-looking, as slightly soured by world-contact and the new tenden cies of society. "My Lord!" Certainly was my lady taken unawares; a moment looked at the Marquis as if a little startled; then at the Black Seigneur: "A pleasant surprise for you. my Lady!" said the latter. "But you owe me no thanks! An order from the chief of the Admiralty, properly signed and countersigned, directing me to transport the Marquis de Beauvlllers hither, was not to be disregarded!" "A somewhat singular dispensation of Providence, nevertheless!" observed the nobleman dryly. "After our what shall we call it? little passage of arms? You must acknowledge, how ever, that in truth the Lady Elise and myself had some reason to discredit your assurances that night " "Far be It from me to dispute it. my Lord," and the Black Seigneur turned, while the Marquis, slightly shrugging his shoulders, addressed my lady. Half blithely, then half bitterly, re lapsing occasionally from the old. debonair manner he had assumed, he spoke of his escape from the Mount; months of hiding in foul places, amid fields and fore8t, with no word of her; his success, at last, in reaching Paris, and, through rumor, learning where she was. and hastening to her A bluff voice Interrupted further ex planations and avowals; the seaming . and Mrs. J 8 Tot Out CJM. o J Lilt j asi ii aw Curbed a Natural Curiosity. flesh-pots. It Informed the company. awaited not soft words and honeyed phrases; monarch in his own dining room, ostentatiously conscious, per haps, of his own unwonted prodigality, Pierre Laroche waved them to their nlaces where they would! so that they waited not! Quizzically my lord lifted his brow; tmlv hre was a Republican fellow who appreciated not an honor when it was hnstowed upon him, nor saw anything unusual In a Marquis' pres ence beneath that humble roof. Some thing of this he murmured to my lady, in a tone others might have heard; but she answered not; took her place, with red lips the firmer, as if to conceal some weakness to which they sought to give way. Not without constraint tne meai passed; the host, desirous to leniti th latest political news, looked at the Marquis and curbed a natural curios ity, Until a more favorable moment when he and the Black Seigneur should be alone. My lady, aitnougn generally made to feel welcome ana at nome there, seemed now, perhaps, to.herself, a little out of place, like a person that has wandered from a world of her own and strayed Into another's. Cross-currents, long at srrife in her breast, and flowed fast; the while she seemed to listen to my lord, who ap peared now in lighter, more airy hu mor. And as sne sat mus. u head bent a little, she could but hear, at times, above the medley of tones aud the aound of servants' footsteps I.kifa clattering wooden shoes, the voice f the Black Seigneur now pledging a toast to old Pierre; anon diacuaalng winds, tides, or ships! A free reck less voice, that seemed to vibrate from the paat to stir anew bright, terrible flames. Daylight slowly waned; lishta were brought in. and, the meal over, old Pierre pushed back In his chair. My lady rose quickly; looked a little con strainedly at the company, at the Mar quia, then toward the door. Anticipat ing her desire, attributing to It. per haps, a significance flattering to his vanity, the young nobleman expressed a wish for a stroll; a sight of tbe gar den. At once she assented: a slight tint now on her cheeks, she moved to the door, and my lord followed; as they disappeared, the Black Seigneur laughed at one of Pierre's Jokes! "Have I not told It before?" said the host. "Have you?" murmured the Black Seigneur. "Well, a good Jest, like an excellent dish, may well be served twice." "Humph!" observed the landlord doubtfully. After a pause: "I suppose he will be taking her away soon?'' "Her?" The young man rose. "The Lady Elise!" "I suDDOse bo." shortly. "We shall miss her!" grumbled the landlord as he, too, got up and walked over to the fireplace. "I, who never thmiirht to care for any of the fine folk I. bluff old Pierre Laroche! say we shall miss her." "Knows she how it fared with his Excellency's her father's estate? That little, or nothing, Is left?'' "Aye." "And she will agree to the promise I wrote you about?" quickly. "That you now that the right to vnnr name has been vindicated are content to accept half the lands in dls imte; her ladyship to retain the other half?" "Yes; in consideration of that which his Excellency expended in taxes nff small sum! and what it would cost to carry on vexatious litigation!" "You are strangely faint-hearted to pursue your advantage," said old Pierre shrewdly. "But," as the other made a gesture, "I put it to her lady ship as you desired me to, and "She consented?" eagerly. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Ambassador's Privileges. An accredited ambassador is wholly free from the Jurisdiction of the courts of law or of any other authority in the country to which he is sent. His house is as Bacred as his person. It is re garded not as belonging to the coun try in which he is living, but as a part of the country which sent him. It could no more be entered by the police than a town could be occupied by the soldiery of another nation. This protec tion is extended to the Inmates of the bouse. It a wrong is committed by some one In the employ of an em bassy. In any capacity, the only means of redress Is an appeal to the ambas sador or to the government which sent him, and which will not, it is sup posed, allow a wrong to be sheltered under the peculiar privileges granted Its representative. ' The Home Influence. "Henrietta," said Mr. Meekton. "What is it. Leonldas?" "Suppose 1 stay at home and economize In order to facilitate your publlo career and pmulov my leisure hours In assisting you with your speeches and magazine articles" "Well?" "When you are nromlnent In public affairs, will you be one of those who candidly admit that they owe everything to their au bands?" Washington Star. ' W 1 WOMAN FEELS 10 YEARS YOUNGER Since LydiA E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Re stored Her Health. Louisville, Ky. "I take great pleas "flre in writing to inform you of what Lydia L. iinkbam Vegetable Com pound has done for me. I was weak, nervous, mad cared for nothing bat sleep. Now I can go ahead with my work daily and feel ten years youngee than before I started taking your medi cine. I will advise any woman to consult with you before) going to a doctor." Mrs. Inizb Wll JUS, 2229 Bank St, Louisville, Ky. Another Suf f erer Relieved. Eomayor, Texas." I suffered terri bly with a displacement and bladder trouble. I was in misery all the tima and could not walk any distance. T thought I never could be cured, but my mother advised me to try Lydia E. Pink barn's Vegetable Compound and I did. "I am cured of the displacement and the bladder trouble is relieved. I think tbe Compound is the finest medicine or earth for suffering women. " Mrs. Viola Jasper, Romayor, Texas. If you want special advice write to lydla E. Plnkham Medicine Co. (confi dential) Lynn, Mass. Tonr letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held in strict confidence, PREATTY NAMES FOR BOOKS Real Old-Time Titles Sound Decidedly Strange to the Eye of the Reader Today. The following are some of the curi ous titles of old English books: A Most Delectable Sweet Perfumed Nosegay for God's Saints to Smell At." "Biscuit Baked in the Oven of Char ity. Carefully Conserved for the Chickens of the Church, the Sparrows of the Spirit, and the Sweet Swal-" lows of Salvation." "A Sigh of Sorrow for the Sinners of Zlon Breathed Out of a Hole in the Wall of an Earthly Vessel Known Among Men by the Name of Samuel Fish" (a Quaker who had been im prisoned). "Eggs of Charity Layed for the Chickens of the Covenant and Boiled With the Water of Divine Love. Take Ye Out and Eat." "The Spiritual Mustard Pot to Make the Soul Sneeze With Devo tion." Most of these were published In the rtirae of Cromwell. London Strand. What Interested Him. Eight-year-old Donald was unusually restless in church, so his mother was doubly gratified one Sunday morning to see him sitting with clasped hands and bowed head throughout a lengthy prayer. When, later, she expressed appreciation of his attentive manner, the boy's face softened with a pleasant memory. "That fly," he chuckled, "walked in and out of my hands exactly 270 times!" " Their Two Industries. Vacatlonal (at seaport town) What do you do here In summer? Native Loaf and fish. V. And in the winter? N. We cut out the flshin'. Few men are prominent enough to claim that they were misquoted. HAPPY OLD AGE Most Likely to Follow Proper Eating. As old axe advances we require less food to replace waste, and food that will not overtax the digestive organs, while supplying true nourishment. Such an ideal food is found in urape- Nuts, made of whole wheat and barley by long baking and action of diastase in the barley which changes the starch Into a most digestible sugar. The phosphates also, placed up un der the outer-coat of the wheat, are Included in Grape-Nuts, but are lack ing In white flour because the outer- coat of the wheat darkens the flour and is left out by the miller. These natural phosphates are necessary to the well-balanced building of muscle, brain and nerve cells. "I have used Grape-Nuts, writes an Iowa man, "for 8 years and feel as good and am stronger than I was ten years ago. . "Among my customers I meet a man every day who is well along in years and attributes bis good health to Grape-Nuts and Postum which he has used for the last 6 years. II mixes Grape-Nuts with Postum and says they go fine together. "For many years before I began to eat Grape-Nuts, I could not say that I enjoyed life or knew what it was to be able to-say 'I am well.' I suffered greatly with constipation, but now, my habits are as regular as ever in my life. "Whenever I make extra effort I depend on Grape-Nuts food and it Just fills the bill. I can think and write a great deal easier." There s a Reason. Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Wellvtlle," in pkga. Krrr rend tha abora letter t A one appear from tint to time. They re arranlne, true, a ad fall of fcamaai Interest.