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The f»
Princess
Virginia
By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON,
Authors of "The Lightning Con
ductor/* "Rosemary In Search
of a Father.'* Etc.
Copyright, 1907. by McClure, Phil
lips & Co.
Tlie month of September was dying,
and away In the Rhnetlan mountains
winter had begun. Yet in the lap of
the low country summer lingered. The
air was soft and sweet with the per- jjj8 upS
fume of roses—roses living and roses
dead In a potpourri of scattered petals
on the grass. It was a garden for lov
ers and a night for lovers.
Egon went to the open window and
looked out, but dared not let his feet
take the direction of his eyes, though
he was sure that somewhere In the
garden Miss Mowbray and the emper
or were to be found.
"They will come in again this way,'
he said to himself, "for they will want
people to think they have never left
the music room, and for that very rea
son they won't stop too long. They
must have some regard for the conven
tions. If I waif-
He did not finish the sentence in his
mind. Nevertheless he examined the
resources of the window niche with a
critical eye,
There was a deep inclosure between
the window frame and the long,
straight curtains of olive green satin
which matched the decoration of the
music room. By drawing the curtains
a few inches farther forward one could
make a screeu which would hide one
from observation by any person in the
room or outside in the garden. So
Egon did draw the curtain, and, framed
In his shelter like a saint in a niche, he
stood peering into the silver night.
The moon was rising over the lake,
and long, pale rays of level light were
stealing up the paths like the fingers
of a blind child that caress gropingly
•. the features of a beloved face.
Egon could not see the whole gar
den or all the paths among the roses.
But if the emperor and his companion
came back by the way they had gone
he would know presently whether they
walked in the attitude of friends or
lovers. It was so necessary for his
plans to know this that he thought it
.worth while to exercise a little pa
tience in waiting. Of course, if they
were lovers, goodby to his hopes, and
he would never have so good a chance
as this to make sure.
All things in the garden that were
not white were gray as a dove's wings.
Even the shadows were not black,
and the sky was gray, with the soft
I gray of velvet under a crust of dia
monds which flashed as the spangles
on a woman's fan flash when it trem
bles in her hand.
White moths, happily ignorant that
summer would come no more for them,
drifted out from the shadows like rose
.-'-petals blown by the soft wind. On a
trellis a crowding sisterhood of pale
vVi' roseB drooped their heads downward
In memento mori. It was a silver
night, a night of enchantment
Leopold had meant'to take Virginia
out only to see the moon rise over the
water, turning the great smooth sheet
of Jet into a silver shield, for there
bad been clouds or spurts of rain on
other nights, and he had said to him
Belf that never again perhaps would
they two stand together under the
White spell of the moon.. He had
meant to keep her for five minutes, or
ten at the most, and then to bring her
back, but they had walked down to
the path which girdled the cliff above
the lake. The moon touched her gold
en hair and her pure face like a bene
diction. He dared not look at her thus
for long, and when there came a sud
den quick rustling in the grass at their
feet he'bent down, glad of any-change
In the current of his thoughts.
Some tiny winged thing of the night
sought a lodging in a bell shaped fiow
er whose blue color the moon had
drunk, and as Leopold stooped the
same Impulse made Virginia bend.
He stretched out his hand to gather
the low growing branch of blossoms,
which he would give the girl as a
aoavenlr of this hour, and their fingers
met Lake and garden swam before
the eyes of the princess as the em
peror's hand closed over hen.
Her great moment had come, yet
now that It was here, womanlike, she
wished it away, not gone forever—oh,
no—but waiting Just round the corner
of the fature.
"The flowers are yoars—I give them
to you," she laughed, as If she fancied
It was in eagerness to grasp the dis
puted spray that he had pressed her
fingers.
"You are the one flower I want—
flower of all the 'world," he answered
In choked voice, speaking words he
had not meant to speak. But the ice
barriers that held back the torreot of
which he had told her had meltedlong
ago and now had been swept away,
"".er.barriers which he had built up
their p! ace—his convictions, his duty
as a. man .at, the .head of a nation—
jirote gone too. "I love,you," he stam
ired. "I love you f£r better than
ipay Ufe, which you savedf. I've loved
you ever since our firethour together
the mountain, bnt ©ver^ dayjmy
love has grown a thot»to$jfo!d until
afctor Jfs greater and higher^ than any
!»ountaln. jgfScan fight «&i$»t myself
§longer.j&f-is
thought'I w» strong,
this love stiSong$:^th&n I f»tn,
IJ»y th$t you care *ftnr me^onJ^say
.sOure* J,
^iqped. She
flweditor thl^lfyMr*this, and
sFe had pictured a" differenfTscene
scene of storm and stress. She had
heard in fancy broken words of sor
row and noble renunciation on his lips,
and in anticipating his suffering she
had felt the joy her revelation would
give. "I care—so much, so much! llow
hard it will be to part!"
"If you care, then, we shall not be
parted," said Leopold.
The princess looked up at him in
wonder, holding back as he would
have caught her In his arms. What
eould ho mean? What plan was In his
mind that, believing her to be Helen
Mowbray, vet made It possible for
him to reassure her so?
"I don't understand," she faltered.
"You are the emperor, and I am no
more thnn"—
"You are my wife if you love me.
In the shock of her ecstatic surprise
she was helpless to resist him longer,
and he held her close and passionately,
on
]ler ijalr, her face crushed
against his heart. She could hear It
beating, feel it throb under her cheek.
Ells wife? Then he loved her enough
for that Yet how was It possible for
him to stand ready for her sake to
override the laws of his own land?
"My darling—my wife!" he said
again. "To think that you love me!"
"I have loved you from the first,"
the princess confessed, "but I was
afraid you would feel, even if you
cared, that we mast say goodby.
Now"— And in an instant the whole
truth would have been out but the
word "goodby" stabbed him, and he
could not let it pass.
"We shall not say goodby, not for
an hour," he cried. "After this I
could not lose you. There's nothing to
prevent my being your husband, you
my wife. Would to God you were of
royal blood and you should be my em
press—the fairest empress that poet or
historian ever saw—but we're prison
ers of fate, you and I. We must take
the goods the gods provide. My god
dess you will always be, but the em
press of Rhaetia even my love isn't
powerful enough to make you. If I
am to you only half what ,you are to
me you'll be satisfied with the empire
of my heart."
Suddenly the warm blood of Vir
ginia's veins grew chill. It was as If
a wind had blown, up from the dark
depths of the lake to strike like ice in
to her soul. An instant more and he
would have known that she was a
princess of the blood, and through his
whole life she could have gone on wor
shiping him because he had been ready
to break down all barriers for her
love before he guessed there need be
none to break. Now her warm im
pulse of gratitude was frozen by the
biting blast of disillusionment but
Btill there was hope left. It might
be that she misunderstood him. She
would not judge him yet.
"The empire of your heart!" she
echoed. "If that were mine I should
be richer than with all the treasures
of the earth. If you were Leo, the
chamois hunter, I would love you as I
love you now, because In yourself you
are the one man for me, and I'd go
with you to the end of the world as
your wife. But you're not the chamois
hunter you are the man I love, yet
you ore the emperor. Being the em
peror, had you talked of a hopeless
love and a promise not to forget, hav
ing nothlug else to give me because of
your high destiny and my humbler
one, I could still have been happy.
Yet you speak of more than that You
Bpeak of something I can't understand.
It seems to me that what a royal man
offers the woman he loves should be
.all or nothing."
"I do offer you all," said Leopold,
"all myself, my life, the heart and
soul of me—all that's my own to give.
The rest—belongs to Rhaetia
"Then what do you mean by
"Don't you understand, my sweet
that I've asked you to be my wife?
What can a man ask more of, a wom
an?"
"Yonr wife, but not the 'impress.
How can the two be apart?"
He tried to take her once more in
his arms, but when be saw that she
would not have it so he held his love
In check and waited. He was sure
that he would not need to wait long,
for not only had he laid his love at hei
feet but had pledged himself to a tre
mendous sacrifice on love's altar.
The step which in a moment of pas
sion he had now resolved to take would
create dissension among his people,
alienate one who had been his second
father, rouse England, America and
Germany to anger because of the prin
cess whose name rumor had already
coupled with his and raise in every di
rection a storm of disapproval. When
thla girl whom he loved realized the
Immensity of the concession he was
making because of his reverent love
for her she would give her life to him
now and forever.
Tenderly he took her hand and lifted
it to his lips. Then when she did not
draw It away, because he, was to have
his chapce of explanation, he held it
between both his own as he talked on.
"Dearest one," he said, "when I first
knew I loved you—loved yon as I
didn't dream I could love a woman—
for your sake and my own, would
have avoided meeting you too often.
This I tell you frankly. I didn't see
how in honor such a love could end ex
cept in despair for m© and sorrow even
for you if you should come to care.
Had you and Lady Mowbray stayed
on at the hotel in Kronburg think I
could have held to my resolve. But
when Baroness von Lyndal suggested
your coming here my heart leaped -tip.
I said in my mind: «At least I shall
have the Joy of-'seeing her every day
for a time without doing anything to
darken her future. Afterward, when
Qhe has gone out of my life,, I shall
h*ve that radiance to remember. And
so no- harm will be done in $he end,
except that I shall have to paj^lby suf
fejing.'*still I had no thoughts the
tpnrasrithout a parting/ I feSf'that In
ffltal}&. Aad the suffering Laud
T—r I.,,, VmSfcffr
In hand with tlie Joy,"for"not a night
here at Lyndalbsrg have I slept If I
had been weak I should have groaned
aloud in the agony of renunciation.
"My rooms open on a lawn. More
than once I've come out into the dark
ness when all the household was sleep
ing. Sometimes I have walked to this
"A*ever!"
she exclaimed.
very spot where you and I stand now
—heart to heart for the first time, my
darling—asking myself whether there
were any way out of labyrinth. It
was not until I brought you here and
saw you by my side, with the moon
rays for a crown, that a flash of blind
ing light seemed to pierce the clouds.
Suddenly I saw all things clearly, and,
though there will be difficulties, I
count them as overcome."
"Still you haven't answered my ques
tion," said Virginia in a low, strained
voice.
"I'm coming to that now. It was
best that you should know first all
that's been troubling my heart and
brain during these few bittersweet
days which have taught me so much.
You know men who have their place
at the head of great nations can't think
first of themselves or even of those
they love better than themselves. If
they hope to snatch at personal happi
ness they must take the one way open
to them and be thankful.
"Don't do me the horrible injustice
to believe that I wouldn't be proud to
show you to my subjects as their em
press, but instead I can offer only
what men of royal blood for hundreds
of years have offered to women whom
'they honored as well as loved. You
must have heard even In England of
what is called a morganatic marriage.
It is that I offer you."
With a cry of pain—the cruel pain of
wounded, disappointed love—the prin
cess tore her hand from his.
Never!" she exclaimed. "It's an in
sult."
An insult? No, a thousand times no.
I see that even now you don't under
stand."
I think that I understand very well,
too well," said Virginia brokenly. The
beautiful fairy palace of happiness that
she had watched as it grew lay shat
tered, destvoyed, in the moment which
ought to have seen its triumphant com
pletion.
"I tell you that you cannot under
stand or you wouldn't say—you
wouldn't dare to say, my love—that I'd
Insulted you. Don't you see, don't you
know, thi.t you would be my wife in
the sight of all men as well as in the
sight of God."
"Your wife, you call it!" The prin
cess gave a harsh little laugh which
hurt as tears could not hurt "You
seem to have strange ideas of that
word, which has always been sacred
to me. A morganatic marriage! That
is a mere pretense, a hypocrisy. I
would be 'your wife,' you say. I would
give you all my love, all my life. You
in return would give me—your left
hand. And you know well that in a
country which tolerates such a one
sided travesty of marriage the laws
would hold you free to marry another
woman—a royal woman, whom you
could make an empress—as free as If I
had no existence."
"Great heaven, that you should speak
so!" he broke out "What If the law
did hold me free? Can you dream—do
you put me so low as to dream—that
my heart would hold me free? My
BOUI
would be bound to you forever."
"So you may believe now. But the
knowledge that you could change
would be deafh to me—a death to die
dally. Yes, I tell you again, it was an
insult to offer a lot so miserable, so
contemptible, to a woman you profess
to love. How could you do It? If only
you had never spoken the hateful
words—if only you had left me the
ideal I had of you—noble, glorious,
above the whole world of men! But
after all, you are selfish, cruel. If you
had said, 'I lcyre you yet we must
part, for duty stands between us,' I
could— But, no I can never tell you
now what I could have answered if
you had said- that instead of breaking
my heart"
Under the fire of her reproach he
stood still, his lips tight, his shoulders
braced, as if he held his breast open
for the knife.
"By heaven, it Is you who are cruel!"
he said at last "How.can I make you
see your injustice?"
"In no way. There's nothing more
to be said between us two after this
except goodby."
"It shall not be goodby."
"It must I wish it"
He had caught her dress as she turn
ed go, but now he released her.
*You wish it? It's not-true that you
love me, then?"
"It was true. Bverything—every
thing in my whole life-is changed
from: this hour. It would be better
If I'd never seen you. Qoodbyi"
ntinuedJi
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T17
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THE CEMENT THAT
IS ALL CEMENT
HALL-MARTIN RACE
REQUIRES STATE CAN
VASSING BOARD
Huron, S. D., June 19.—The re
sult of the primary election between
Philo Hall and E. W. Martin for con
gressmen is still not accurately
known. On the face of the returns
Mr. Martin has a lead of a few hun
dred votes, but the result is so close
that neither side is justified in
claiming victory until the state can
vassing board meets to canvass the
returns over the state. Following is
a table showing the returns so far
as they are complete:
PORTLAND
CEMENT
Mar-
Hall Glass tin Burke
Aurora .. .. 328 301 227 172
Beadle
Bon Homme
Brown
Brookings
Brule
Buffalo ..
Butte
Campbell
Chas. Mix
Clark ..
Custer
Codington
Clay
Davison ..
Day .. ....
Deuel ..
Douglas
Edmunds
Fall River
Faulk ..
Grant ..
Gregory ..
Hamlin ..
Hand
Hanson
Jerauld ..
McCook ..
Meade ..
Hughes ..
Hutchinson
Hyde .. ..
Kingsbury'
Lake .. ...
Lawrence ..
Lincoln
Lyman
Marshall
MicPherson
Moody ..
Miner .,
Minnehaha
Pennington
Potter '|L.
Roberts
Sanborn ..
Spink
Stanley!
Sully
Turner
Union .1. 484 526 443 518
Walworth vfi 365 299 275 257
Yankton .. 1 924 915 331 388
893 862 509 782
437 450 353 385
929 918 1389 1502
1563 1076 759 760
61 56 67 61
277 211 374 333
412 419 469 437
719 710 647 630
496 546 649 729
38 21 215 182
932 1329 629 598
637 549 436 395
546 480 848 920
883 829 753 793
607 669 373 435
370 380 450 430
169 lf9 342 339
68 67 361 365
456 429 361 347
538 628 B75 764
455 432 636 518
115 111 107 160
241 25J. 144 18*
365 331 251 258
383 375 426 471
64 47 178 183
322 261 498 714
678 675 851 819
266 266 117 167
725 597 685 626
1029 876 676 646
509 501 2426 2159
1096 1037 880 896
585 584 606 639
303 255 461 585
382 403 405 431
861 791 300 406
301 325 315 352
2139 2078 2456 2478
317 326 743 828
337 265 251 296
768 706 1049 1005
340 340 393 362
1190 1143 627 806
390 417 794 1033
4?
1158 1179 61* 604
It
The totals are as follows: Hall,
28,341 Glass, 27,348 Martin,, 28,
624 Burke, 30.150.
LIBERTY
.Mrs. M. Whiting and 'daughter,
Miss Vera, formerly teachers in the
Liberty schools, are guests of rela
tives at the home, of -A. L. Sterns.
Mrs. G. Adams and son, Truman,
left Monday for the Iowa home at
Hornick. The ywill return in time
for the haying, and harvesting.
Church goers on Sunday met the
procession of circus teams crossing
from Frederick to Hecla through Lib
erty, and "saw the elephant."
Miss Nettie Mabbot has completed
Kir school work'near James and af
attending the Institute, is once
—it's a good beginning.
more among^ the Ldberty jjeifttives
and friend* I ^,The annual election was held last
Western Portland Cement Lbr.*
YANKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA.
Rev. Henry .Meyers, of Evanston,
111., is the guest of his sister, Mrs.
A. D. En.gle and family. Mr. Meyers
preached to a large audience on
Sunday from the text, "The truth
shall make you free."
While a crew were engaged in
moving the large barn on the H.
Wiitula farm to higher ground, one
of the chains gave way letting the
building slip sideways and down
ward, racking it badly. The build
ing is still "resting by the way."
Mrs. J. W. S. Guild received the
sad news of the death of her moth
er at the old home in Michingan
last Friday. The telegram came too
late for Mrs. Guild to reach Michi
gan in time for the burial. The
sympathy of the community is ex
tended to the sorrowing family.
Although Saturday was cold and
disagreeable, a large company of
people gathered at Nutten's grove
for a picnic. A fine dinner was serv
ed, and a short program an.d base
'ball game filled up the afternoon
hours. The best feature was the
contest between the juvenile teams
of Liberty and Hecla, which was
won by Hecla. Liberty,, however,
had the star player in the person of
Arthur Wilmsen.
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teaspoonful dose after each meal and
at bedtime.
The above is considered by an emi
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York daily paper, as the finest pre
scription ever written to relieve back
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and all forms of Urinary difficulties.
This mixture acts promptly on the
eliminative tissues of the Kidneys, en
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Some persons who suffer with the
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say the results are simply surprising,
the relief being effected without the
slightest injury to the stomach or
other organs.
Mix some and give it a trial. It
certainly comes highly, recommended.
It is the prescription of an eminent
authority, whose entire reputation
It is said, was established by it.
A druggist here at home, when
asked, stated that he could either sup
ply the Ingredients or mix the pre
scription for our readers, also rec
ommends jit as harmless.
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The base ball enthusiasts
Lowry and vicinity were given a dou
ble base ball game last Sunday when
Pembroke and Hoven crossed Ibats
with the local team. In the first
game Pembroke won hands down.
While in th£ second game the Lowry
players had decidfe^ly the best of it.
Mesijfrs. John and Henry Herman^
accompanied by John Heine,- of
Mound City, were in Faulkton dur
ing the week attending court. Henry
and John Heine returning the mid
dle of the week and John Friday
on the,passenger.
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Hawkeye Elevator Co.
H. C. Behrens Lbr. Co.
Central Lumber Co.
Tuesday, and Martin Anderson was
re-elected chairman an.d Jos Bosch,
clerk. A light vote was cast.
Miss Josephene Heine, of Mound
City, who has been visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. John Herman, returned on
Saturday to her home.
John DeRouchy was a guest at the
Strobel place for several days.
(Mrs. Carst and daughter, Hoven,
visited Mrs. McGilvrey Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Yocum re
turned Saturday from their bridal
trip. A very enthusiastic welcome
awaited the happy couple at the sta
tion and accompanied them to the
store.
/The local -ball tossers play, at Java
Sunday, weather permitting. The
boys are planning to give a good ac
count of themselves.
Editor Hoffman returned from the
National Republican convention at
Chicago, Saturday, and reports the
G.O.P. strictly O.K. and the conven
tional all that one could desire.
The Ladies' Improvement league
met with Mrs. O. S. Crawford, Sat
urday.
Lowry and some of its buildings
was shaken but not materially dam
aged by a windstorm Friday night.
Tho most .noticeable work of the
winfd was the overthrow of J- B
Foster's barn. fe
The local settlers, both old and
new, ibraved the uncertainties of the
weather Thursday and went to Le
Beau to the Old Settler's Picnic in
full force. They report quite a
crowd and more or
The social at Mr. A. 'Huntsicker's
iwas well attended and much enjoyed
by all presentM^gl
Moin York has returned from an
extended visit in Iowa.
Roy Brans left Tuesday morning
for Waukeegan, 111., for a short visit
with relatives and friends.
H. B. Van Winkle returned to his
duties at Huron last week.
Exercises (by the children at the
school house Sunday .evening brought
out a large crowd and the children
entertained them well.
Geo. Russel.and son returned from
Oregon Friday night for an extended
iMr. and Mrs. J. C. Hall visited
near Plana Sunday.
iHarry Plummer and Miss Char
lotte Thompson spent Sunday with
M?. and Mrs. Art Russel.
Airs. A. Goodale and Infant daugh
ter. returned to Aberdeen Friday
morning aftet. a visit with her moth
er, Mrs J. C. Hall.
.Mr. William tDage and family
ited at the Hassenpfieg home &
^y: afternoon.
Wheules for, the Kidneys, *0 da
trial ?1.00. ^Guaranteed Pineries
act directly on the Kidneyi wld
bring .relief In, the fl»t dose to Jbaokt
ache, tveak iburic, lame back. -rheirtiL*'
atic pains, kidney and bladder t#dU
ble. They purify the (blood and in
vigorate the entire system."'
nett's Corner Irug Store.
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^ss of a time, ac­
cording to individual tastes.
Miss Jessie McGilvrey was a Hoven
visitor for a day during the week.
Bert Eske, assistant cashier of the
Farmer's State ibank of Brentford,,
was in town Thursday.
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v's
OKDWAY
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Morris, of'West
port, called on Mrs. Locker Sunday
evening.
Mrs. R. J. Hall entertained her
mother and brother and wife of
Plana, over Sunday.

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