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Mr. Barnes, American By Archibald Clavering Gunter A Sequel to Mr. Barnes of New York Anther el, "Mr. Borneo ef New Task." "Mr. Fetter el Teaao." Thai Frearhana." Etc. Oopntafek iwt ism Mesa a Co* a. v. SYNOPSIS.. Burton H-'Barnes. a wealthy American touring Corsica. r«-»cu«*» the young Eng lish lieutOßUQt. Edward Gerard Anatruth or. und hla Corsican bride. Morlna. dauglitor ofi the Paollr.. Irvm the mur derous vendetta, understanding that hla reward la tQ be the hand ot the girl he love*. Enid Annirutlirr. staler of the Eng lish lieutenant. The four fly from Ajac cio to Marseille* on board the French ■learner Constantine. The vendetta pur sues and as the quartet are about to hoard the train fur London at Marseilles. Marina la handed a mysterious note which causes Iter to collapse and necessi tate* a p<*dpon«-inent of the- Journey. Karnes gets part of the mysterious note and receives letters which Inform him that be Is marked by the vendetta, lie employs an American detective and plans to beat Urn vendetta at their own game. For the purpose of securing the safety of the women Dames arranges to have louSy Cl) a Arts lease a secluded villa at Nice to which the party la to be taken In a yacht Suspicion la crested that Marina la la league with the Corsicans. A man. believed to be Corregto l>anel!a. Is seen passing the house and Marina Is thought to have given him a sign. Ma rina refuses to explain to Itarnes which fact adds to hla latent suspicion*. llarnea* plans for the safety of the party are learned by the Corsicans The carriage carrying their party to the local landing !• followed by two men. On# of the horsemen is supposed to be Correglo. They try to murder the American. The «uok on the yacht—a Frenchman-la sus pected of complicity In the plot. The party anchors at Hi. Trope*. The yacht Is followed by a small boat. The cook Is detected giving signals to the boat, llarnea attempts to throw him overboard, but |a prevented by Marina and Enid. The cook Is found to be Innocent of Ihe supposed plot and la forgiven. The party arrive at Nice and find Lady Chartrta and her daughter Maud domiciled In Iho villa rented with llarnea* money Dames 1* amaasd to find Unit Count Corregto la at Nice and is actln« the rule of admirer , o Lady Chan rta. * BObKTWO. CHAPTER VII. Maud's Confidences. Miss Chartrls pursues him Along the walk between the eltmn and the orange tree*, asking affrlghtcdly. -Why do you look so terribleY" For llarnea Is meditating sardonical ly -|| It were only iho scar-fared devil. I d kill him on sight ma I would a rattlesnake. Ilut this one who has turned up here, the real Correglo Clprlano Ikmella. what has he done to ma that I ran at present justly destroy him? Neither Emory nor myself, from the signature on hla check, could say he wrote those letters. If be did. tho dastard threat against my coming bride would make roe send Clp to the devil In very short order Ilut I must have proof* A moment Inter her mother sweeps affably down to him. During llarnea' perusal of Emory's letters and enjoy ment of Maud's confidences. Prunella ban made a toilette that seems more elaborate than would be called forth by tho arrival of relatives. -What, hack again so soon?" nays the widow, pleasautly. leading llarnea to her parlor. •'Tea,- observes that gentleman. -| forgot to mention that the reason you could treat us en famille Is that to morrow I am about to wed— ** •I -Enid!” screams the lady. "Oh. you farting hoy! M and gives him a sudden. kiss After a moment sbo says deprecatlngly: This sudden mat Ing will not permit of a grand wed ding" Then, her eyes growing ex cited at the thought of social success, she exclaims: **Of course, the town la growing deserted, but Adelaide Car rington at the De la Medlterranee. Mllly Portman of the De Home and Lilly Vivian at the lintel des Anglais, are three charming English girls who will be delightful bridesmaids for Enid. Ileaides. Edwin could Invite the officers of her majesty's Opal, which la lying off Monte Carlo. Oh. It shall be ths most Important wedding this season in the lllvlera." -It Is tha most Important wedding to me." remarks Barnes, solemnly, -but It will be the most private one Enid and I are only anxious to he wed I must beg you to say nothing about this to anyone.'* The gentleman's tone la deferential but Imperative -Tonight I shall drive Into Nice and see tha pastor of the English church. Here In this parlor, to-morrow even ing. he shall say. by the blessing of Clod, the words that will make my darling mine." "Oh. of course. If you no desire It. Burton," answers Prunella, affably. "I suppose Enid thinks she can manage aome kind of a wedding gown by to morrow avenlng." "Anyway, that's the time," observes Barnes, quietly. All the while be la studying Lady Chartrls. wondering If tier appearance haa attracted Corregto Clprlano D—III, or whether Ike Cue slcan haa In some subtle way learned this la the retreat of the pursued, and la here on account of family van geansa. "There la slight possibility that a man of 3& can be attracted by cos metics." muses tho American. Tnen he suddenly asks: "Has anyone called here for me?" "Nobody. I believe. The only person I observed in Nice who kuew you was la Belle—" Lady Chartrls* cheeks glow with modest blushes of an Eng lish widow as sho checks herself In the mentioning tho awful Blackwood. Barnes blushes also. Wheu a man of tho world Is about to wed youth and purity, the follies of his wildor youth seem shomefu! things. So he cuts off this mention of the great American ad venturess by saying shortly: "Mr. Emory, my agent, has not been for me yet?" “Why, no. I haven't heard of Emory slnco we left Marseilles," remarks his hostess. "Ask your servants, please. This matter Is Important." Lady Chartrls goes out and after a few minutes returns and says that she has questioned everyone In tho house and thoy all assert that nobody since their arrival at tho villa had called aud asked for Mr. Rarnos. "But If you don't bring your party on shore." prat ties Prunella, "they’ll he Into for din ner. and—my goodness! * 1 had for gotten—l have un engagement In Nice this evening, so I'll have to he leaving Immediately after." The additional tint upon tho lady's cheeks shows that It Is a love trysL “All right. I've got to seo that min ister." replies Barnes, easily, "so. If you'll bo so good, you can drive me In to Nlco. Now I'll gel our party on shore." Ho llghta a cigar and strolls rapidly down to the lUtlo landing place between Ilex trees and oleanders, tho thoughts of hla coming nuptials rais ing hla spirits. "Slnco tho now Danclla Is hero. I'm glad to know .It." ho thinks. "A dis covered danger la better than a hidden one. Who tho deuco la that scar faced scoundrel ?** Kmory was to bo hero by tho 4th— this very day. It's nearly expired and no signs of the dotcctlve. a mao that llarnea knows la prompt In hla appoint ments. -What can thin mean?" This Is his reflection as he ta In the boat being rowed alongside of the Wildfowl, for Edwin has had the yacht warped tolorably close to the landing stage, and tho lltllo pleasure vessel, looking like a slovenly merchant "Are We Never Going on Snort to Dinner T" schooner, la now lying not over a bun dred yards away from where the soft waters flap lastly upon tho ground* of Lady Chartrls* villa. Barnes climbs hastllv on board, takes tho lieutenant to tho retirement of tho atern and rapidly tells him of tho appearance of the true Corregto Clprlano Danella "This complicates matters.- ho whispers. "The scar faced scoundrel wo could have pul nut of the way without com pu net ion. but till this new arrival does some overt act I hesitate at sending him to King dom Come!" "Ho we have been blaming these let ters on tho real Count Danella. when some other land pirate has been doing the dirty business." mutters Edwin, disgustedly. "Of that t am not absolutely sure." answers Barton; then be a*ka: Has Marina yet told you wbat her note coo talned?" "Why. t was questioning her on that only a little while ago and she simply begged me to trust her. You see. I'm getting more and more anxious about her. As the time for landing gets nearer my bride grows mnre pale, more nervous, more despairing." sighs the young Englishman. "And my sweetheart becomes more resolute, more determined. Bless her pluck, she la singing In the cabin now!" whispers Mr Barnes. "And yet." remarks her brother, gloomily, "my brfdo was aa brave as Enid Is. before her wedding. Can Marina know of some hidden danger of which my slater doesn't dream?" "Then you're not the man I think you." answers llarnea. almost savage ly, "If iron, her huabaad. don't get It out of Mr. Don't you see. you've got to know; that no sentimental reason should stand between you and every thing that la In your wife's mind. Ed win r "All right. Marina shall .tell me to night," answers the young sailor, de terminedly. "But there's one thing, we've got to do first, that's to see our girls are mighty safe for the present. I’ve Used It, I think, pretty well with \ Graham. We leave the cook and one man aboard aa anchor watch, and the main •«kea hla Scotch tars ashore and I keep* careful lookout all night about the grounds." "You've told them I'll reward ffegm liberally?" remarks Barnes. “Oh, 't didn't require money. yir* ham and the rest of the crew mave kind of got it Into their heads we are being pursued by soma murdering foreign gens and the honest fellows from the land o' cakes are mighty eager to meot the Corsican thugs." Here Enid stops tho Interview. "Are we never going on shore to din ner?" asks that young lady, hungrily, but laughingly, as she steps lightly on deck. "I heard your boat. Burton." she adds. "Pleaso help me down the aide ladder. Marina has Edwin's sailor skill to prevent her tumbling Into the water. My. isn't ho tender to her!" This last is whispered as Mrs. An struthor. having come on deck. Is half carried by her husband down the yacht's side to the cutter. "Guess I can do the ladder act as well as he." and Burton’s clutch upon his coming bride as he places her In the stern sheets of tho boat Is ns fervid as that of tho English bridegroom. As tho boat.druws up to the landing stage Maud comes rushing down to tho. landing and cries eagerly: "Bully! Everybody on shore quick! Ma'a got to drive into Nice after dinner to meet her new beku." “Her new beau! How about Von Bulow?" laughs Edwin, an he assists the Indies to the lauding sta£e. "Oh, Von's on the back shelf!" cries Maud, letting her tongue run away with hqr. "Count Correglo Clprlano Danella Is now first favorite." At the name. Marina quivers aa If under a blow. Then sudduuly tho nor*' vous dread seems to leave her dark eyes aud the courage of devoted lovo flies Into them. She starts from her husband's arm. to which sho haa baan clinging. "By heaven. Marina .knows this Clprlano Danella Is the real king-pin of this death feud." la Barnes' astute reflection. 110 notes that the hrldo'a head Is hold on high: that this doll* cate creature steps lightly but reso lutely In front of her stalwart sailor husband as If to inyet and sbleld him from coming danger. Her Inifiasslonad oyoa affright the American. "My 1.0 rd." ho shudders, ' this devoted girl moans to sacrifice herself In some way fur this husband sho adores How? Eternal powers. I must find what that loiter said!" Ilut Enid and Maud, aa they atop op the jutth. are now Joking and laugh ing; the latter Is saying she's such a good little girl she's to come In to des sert. "Keep your nuts and ralslna for me. ©very one of you." she entreats. At this. Marina smiles so blithely that Edwin whisper* to Barnes: "Get ting ashore makes her normal again." Then after a few worda of caution to Graham and his tars, who tie up tho cutter and step ashore to patrol tho outside of the grounds till morning. Anstruther follows tho rest of the party to the house. A few minutes after, the ladles al ready dressed for evening on the yacht, have thrown off their wraps and are seated m the dinner table of Lady t‘harms which. Influenced by Mr. llarnea' liberal purse, has become a luxurious one. The attempt at youth In their host ess* appearance seem* to strike the (tarty simultaneously. Enid gases at the marvelous effects of Madame Du val’a art upon her ancient subject's fare and ran scarco restrain a merry snicker Marina, despite the conflicting emo tl«»ns in her heart, smiles almost sadly and proceed* during tha progress of the mewl to draw from l-ady Chartrls Information of her new ravallor and how Clprlano Danella camo to visit her "Did his brother's recent death affect him greatly?" asks the young brltle. eagerly. -Oh." remarks Prunella, "when he begged to be presented to me In Mar seilles. the count was very sad. but—" -Clprlano met you In Marseilles." ejaculates Barnes, his fork stayed In nir over his salad. tTO IIK CONTINUED » MOOSE ATTACKS A HORSE. And the Horse Retort* In Kind—Ar incident of the Mama Woods. Three young men from Mllllown. rtear Calais, went nut Into the conn try districts recently to pass the day and left their old horse standing un der ihe shade of the whispering pines whllo they communed with nature some little distance away, according ro the Kennebec Journal. They were startled by the neighing and snort tng of their steed and upon reach ing the spot where the animal was tied they witnessed an exciting en counter tictween a bull moose and tha horse. The monarch of the forest Just happened along and found the horse encroaching upon hla domain and very naturally resented the Intrusion. He made a run for the unfortunate steed and a how-on collision was al most a sure thing, when tho old horse's fighting blood got up and. Instead of waiting to Ire rammed Ilka a fishing boat in a fog. ho stood up on his hind legs srol caught the bull moose a swat fair upon the nose with both forefeet. Both animals sat down suddenly to think the matter over, the moose from the surprise of the shock, and the horse heesuso he lost his balance, and It would doubtless have gone hard with the latter, which was Incumbered with the harness and rig glng. had not the young men set upon the forest king with yells Juat as be was about to resume the attack upon his helpless adversary. Any one who remembers the noise which a Mill town man Is capable of making when out for a good time will pardon the moose for his sudden and undigni fied ratreaL FATE OF THE BALLOONIST DOG A Veracious Nature Story By Edwin J. Webster (Covyrifiii. by W. G. Ciiaiamsn.) The man who thinks wild animals can’t reason because they haven't had a college education Is likoly In tho enu to ncqulre sudden and expensive ex perience." observed tho old guide pen sively. "An old wolf may not under stand all the principles of chemistry, but ho has a knowledge of tho world that amounts to tho same thing. It was an unduo contempt for tho Intel ligence of wild creatures that plucked the laurels from tho brow of Bitters, old Jodeklah Williams' famous hunt ing dog. "Tho wolves have been pretty well cleaned out of the north woods now. A few years ago they were tnoro abundant and considerable of a nui sance. Tho stato paid a bounty, tho fur sold for a fair prfco, and Jede klah was making good money at tho "Now” - Records In tha Heavy-Weight Dog Sprinting Lina." wolf hunting game. He used to track tha wolves with dogs, and then when tha wolf waa cornered ahoot It. But there was one part of tho business h« looked on with growing distaste, and that waa the fact that Jedeklah Wil liams had to do considerable trudging through tha woods to capture each wolf. " 'Doga being the natural enemies of wolves.* Jedeklah said thoughtfully to mo one day. it scema aa if there ought to bo some way In which thoy could bo taught to kill tho wolves and bring the bodies bark home. In that nay tho tlmo I spend blithely chasing ovrr hills and dales after big gray wolves might be devoted to tha ad vancement of the huaian rare, or at any rate to tho comfort of Jedeklah Williams. And them would bo good troney In It for me.' he added, pen lively. "'You have no call to blame your peer dogs.* I told him. 'They're will log to catch wolves and bring tho Malles home. The trouble Is that the rings that can run fast enough to catch a wolf aren't strong enough to kill <>ae, while tho fighting dogs that could kill a wolf can't catch one.' "While Jedeklah and I were die c-Msing the problem. Bitters cams s'rolling up Bitters waa a cross I**- tween a bulldog and a wolf-hound. When It came to a fight Bitters was Is a class all by himself. But ha was too heavily built to be much good aa a hunting dog. unless a wolf had been cornered so It couldn't run away. Then Bitters would sail In and give an rxamplo of how tho strenuous life ought to be led. And when he had finished his lesson It waa a case of an other job for some wolf undertaker. Jedeklah looked at Bitters In a sad dened sort of way. " 'That noble creature haa the Jawa ard the disposition to carry out my labor-saving, wolf-klltlng scheme.* said Jedeklah. 'but his body is too heavy for hla legs. If Bitters was only a sprinter he could make things Inter rating for the coyest and most retir ing wolf In the north woods.* -Tho next day Jedeklah came over to my house with the Joyous, tri umphant air of a man who haa solved a great problem. "'lf you wanted to soar above the earth, Inquired Jedeklah anxiously, what means would you use?* "I was quito a bit puzzled at his question, never having given tho earth-soaring problem much consider ation. Finally t said I thought I should use a balloon. " 'To be sure.’ replied Jedeklah In relieved tones, 'that's Just wbat I was thinking myself. Now the trouble with Bitters Is that he la too heavy. I'm thinking that If he had a few bal loons attached to him he would ba more efficient aa a hunting dog.* " 'And do you mean to send that poor dog up In tho air attached to a balloon?' I Inquired, puxxled like. 'Looked at as a dog Bitters Is a big- Jawed success. But he ran never make good In the role of a soaring bird.' " 'I don’t mean to send him clear up In the air.' said Jedeklah. sort of Im patleatly: Jt'a wolves, not hamming birds, that I am after. And with tha help of a few balloons and training at the hands of your Uncle Jedeklah Bitters will be able to make 11 fo In teresting for tho most blase of wolves.* "The next time Jedeklah went to the city he had a couple of small bal loons made. They were about tho slse of ordinary toy balloons, but made in the shape of sausages. When he returned ho filled the balloons with gas and put them on Bitters, placing them around his body near the fore and hind legs. At first Bitters didn't take kindly to the game. But after a little ho noticed how much lighter they made him and how much easier It was for him to walk and run, and he went tlptolng around like a dog that haa recovered hla lost dogbood. "Jedeklah waa a pleased and proud man. 'lt's Intolloo.*., not smokeless powder, that makes a great hunter In this century,* ho said complacently. "Aa soon as Jedeklah Judged Bit ters' education was complete ho took him to tho woods and turned him loose on tho trail of a wolf. " ‘Go forth,' he said Impressively, as If Bitters could understuud him, 'to tho woods and enrn glory for yourself and bounties for your owner by ex tending tho blessings of civilization to benighted wolves. But bo sure you bring the bodies bock home. For I need tho money.' he added, foellngly. "After a few months It got so that the wolves In that part of the state ap preciated Hitters' abilities and began to make themselves scarce. There waa ono old wolf, though, who had lived In the woods all hla life and palnly hadn't any Intention of being driven out, even by a balloon assisted dog. Bitters having done hla duty In clearing out the other wolves, I thought It was about time for Jedo klah to take a hand In the game with hla rifle. " 'Bitters and hla balloons are won ders In their way.* I told Jedeklah. ‘But be Is only a dog after aJI. That wolf means to stay here until he Is killed. If you help your noblo dog you can soon corner the furry nia rauder. But If you leave the Job to tho unassisted Intelligence of Bittera you will be mourning the down fall and disgrace ond the noblo lure.* "At Aral Jedeklah waa Inclined to llaton to my words of kindly warn log. He got out hla rifle and started to accompany Bittera on a hunting ex pedition after the old wolf. Then ho noticed that there had been quito a fall of anow. making the walking bad, and Jedeklah changed hi* mind. - 'll would hurt the feelings of my esteemed Bitters.* he said decidedly, putting up his rifle and returning to hla seat In front of the fire. 'lf I should go with him lie would think I was casting reflections on hla ability to kill any wolf In the North Wooda.* "Ho Jedeklah sent Hitters after tho wolf, llltteni. having unlimited con fidence In hla own ability, waa perfect ly willing to undertake the Job. "Ilut tho old wolf had been taking a whirl at the thinking game on hla own account. 110 evidently appreciat ed that It waa the balloons which enabled Bittera to make such speed, aqd somehow he also appreciated tho fact that a little touch of fir a would destroy the balloons. And the aly old animal laid hla plana accordingly. "The wolf showed himself aa soon as llltteni waa clear of the house. Bit tern gave chaao. Tho wolf ran up the side of the mountain, heading to where a party of lumbermen had left a ramp fire burning. 110 made a dash over the Are. which was only blazing slightly. Bittera waa close behind him and went over the fire, too. Then there waa a little puff, a blaze of flame as the balloons look fire, and Bittera seemed to lose Interest In the chase after the wolf. Instead he roll ed over on the snow and howled. Then he looked at the rharred shreda of what bad been tho covers of the bal loons. 110 was (bo most astonished "The Old Wolf." and disgusted dog In the North Woods. And Ihe old wolf sat down In the snow a few yarda away and you could tell from the expression on his faro that he was Just laughing at Bittern. "As soon aa llltteni had recovered from his surprise he started after tho wolf aealn. But without his balloons he wan Just an ordinary, rather heavy dog when It came to running. The wolf simply played tag with the out raged Bittera. until Jedeklah's pet abandoned the hunt In disgust and sadly returned home. As soon as Jedeklah saw the remnants of the bal loons he knew what had happened. " 'Never mind, my abused and faith ful assistant,* said Jedeklah. consoling ly. Til gel aomo now balloona for you. In ruturo you wilt know enough to keep away from flames.* "But when Jedeklah tried to put two other balloons on Bittera ths abused dog hacked away, growling and snarling and showing his teeth. Bal loons might go with other doga. hut as for Bittera. It was evident that b# was through with them. At last Jede klah gave up ths attempt in despair. " Talk about a burnt child dreading Are.' said ths old man aadly, 'll Isn't a circumstance to the way a staged dog will sidestep toy hallooes.’" NATURE AND A WOMAN'S WORK xydla eTPTnkhXm Nature anil a woman’s work com bined have produced the gmiidcnt remedy for woman's ilia that tho world naa over known. In tile Rood old-fashioned daya ot our grandmothcra they relied upon tho niota anil herb* of thu Held to euro diaoaae and mitigate aulforing. Tho Indiana on our Western 1-lnliia to-day can produce roota and herbs for overy ailment, and cum diseases that liafllo tho most skilled phyaicinna who have spent years in tho atuily of drugs. From the roots und herb* of ths field l.yilia K llnklium more than thirty years ago guvo to tho women of tho world a remedy for tlieir pe culiar ilia, tnoro |mtont anil eft lea dens than any combination of drugs. I-ydia E. l*inkham'a Vegetable Coninoiind La now recognized aa the standard remedy for woman's ills. Mrs. Bertha MnlT. of fiISN.C St, Louisiana, Jlo., writes: 14 Complete restoration to health means so much to me that for the sake of other suffering women I am willing to make my troubles public. “For twelve years 1 had been suffer ing with tbe worst forma of female ilia. During that tlmo 1 had cloven different physicians without help. No tongue can tell what I suffered, and at time* I could hardly walk. About two Years ago I wrote Mrs. Pinkhatu for advice. I followed It, and can truly say that Lydia K. Pinkltam’a Vegetable Com pound and Mrs. Pink ham's advice re stored health and strength. It la worth mountains of gold to suffering women." Whnt Lydia E. PlnkhomVi Vege table OnmiMmnd did for M?r. Muff, it will do for oilier suffering women. FBSPSEEDS I abiiiiv7a*vr*sS##tfs ■ af«laacUwtrite»a>. lslit#mlw-•#•# •*»#• a c*>m«i-nno*• AND SHE BELIEVED HIM. After This Who Can Doubt tha Power of Lova? George had been away on business for a whole long week, and during that lime he had sent Clara ten let ters. six letter-cards and 43 plcturn postcards. Why. then, was there a touch of coldness In her greeting when ho flew to her arms on his return? "Dearest." ho whispered, "what la the mailer?" "Oh. George." she said, "you didn't send a kiss In your ninth letter." "My precious." he replied, "that night I had steak and onions for din ner. and you wouldn't have liked a kiss after onion*, would you?" And. such lx the unfathomablo pow er of love, she wax aatlsflcd. and nes tled to him. TWO CURES OF ECZEMA Baby Had Savara Attack—Grandfather Suffered Torments with It— Owe Recovery to Cuticurs. "In I RSI my grandson, a bain*, had an nttark of eczema. and after trying the doctors to the extent of heavy bills and an Increase of the disease and suf fering. I recommended Cutlrura and In a few weeks the child waa well. He la today a strong man and absolutely free from the disease. A few yearn ago I rontrarted eczema, and breamo an Intense sufferer. A whole winter passed without once having on shoes, nearly from ihe knees to the toes be ing covered with virulent sore*. I tried many doctors to no purpose. Then t procured the CutJctira Bcmedles and found Immediate Improvement and flnalctire. M W. Li Hue. a (.% Heventh Bt., t-oulsvlllc, Ky., Apr. 2-1 and May 11, ’07." All Lost. David Bclasco. the playwright and manager, was talking about matlneo Idols. "Strange." he said, "the fasci nation that they exert upon young girls. I overheard the other day a literary conversation that Is apropos. Two men were* conversing. "Did you ever read Shakespeare's "Lore's La bor Losrr said the first. ’No.* growled the second bald head, 'but I've taken my best girl to the theater, and heard her rave all through tho show about the leading man's heaven ly hair.*" Count your own faults before at tempting to enumerate those youf neighbor.