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TIIID OMAHA DAILY BEJflt MONDAY , MARCH 9 , 1800. 8PB01RL NOTICES. AilvcrtlNMttrttlN for Ilirxc column * will IIP tntccti until ISiSIO 11. in. for tin * cvdiltiR nnil tmtll H p. in. ( or the ntnrnlnsr anil Sunilnx edition * . AilvcrtlMcr * liy rciitU'Hllnic n imn > - licrcrt clirck , cnn linvc niuirrrii iul- lrcHneil to tv niitnlicrcil letter In euro nt The Hoc. AnnwerN MO nililrcKio.il \vlll lie delivered upon prcficnlntloit ( the clit-ck only. Ilntc * , 1 l-2c n > Toril nrnt Inxcrlloni lo u irnnl tlicrraflur. Nothing tnkeii ( or If MX tlinn 25c ( or flritt Inticctluii. Tltenc nilvrrllNoinciiln inuwt lie run connccu- WANTUIJ MAijR WANTED. A GOOD PHYSICIAN IN A QOOD live town on the lUpubllcnn river. 1'or par ticulars nddrcsH Box 623 , Lincoln. Nrh. II M230-M1S * A FIW njfnnanTic IIITBTMNO MHN CAN nml utenrty , profllablo work with C. r. AiHms Co. . C5 < So. 16th t. Il-MMMUl 6ALn8M nr CALUNCJON HAUDWAUK , Bcnornl Moron or mnnufncturlnB trade , to carry flrnt-clans side line ; no experience require- ! . Tim Umpire Oil Co. . Cleveland , O. 11 M.iTi Ally w TO MM PAID SAMSMUN ron experience unneccsKiry : cxtrn Inducements to ttutumeM. Ulthop & Kline , Bt. Ix > ul , Mo. H-623-M31' GOOD. I.IV12 MKN WANTKD : ON BAhAtlT In nice clean business. Cell at HIS Douglas. 11-MTO H \VANTKl > 8At..t-HMEN TO BKLli CIOAIIS TO tlm trade , JM.OO to 1100.00 ir month imJ ex- ponies. All stnmlnril imdc goods. The tut pic ClRnr Co. , I-npcro Mich. II 771-13 * J--OH Tlin I-'IlATEriNAk UNION' tllo best order In existence ; . W. M. CUllwltr. , pep. fiunb , llcstdent , Huom 311 Knrbnch block , 11-ME02 A7 WANT12D-A 110Y 10 TO 18 Y13AHS OLD KOIl men's furnlnnlnfi gixxls iitorc , to learn the busl- nc ! . Mu t live with lila parent * and have ex cellent references. Address , In own hnnilnrll- Ing , 1 * CO , Itec. ll-M 811-9 11EI.VVANTl3n FKSIAI.I2. WANTBD. ami * von OHNUIUM , iiousn- work ! no washing. Apply ZCOG 1'opplclon avc. G WANTUD , AN EXt'nilir.NCED COOK ; MUST bo ncnt , steady nnil Industrious and have B"0 > 1 references ; no oilier B need apply. lloom 200 , Omaha National llnnlc llldp. C II StW IIUKT iiousns. HOUSIM IN ALL I'AUTS OP T1IH C1TV. TUB O. 1\ Davis Company , 150i Farnam. D C31 HOUSES. 1IENKWA & CO. , 10 } N. 15TII ST. n-532 JIODEHN IIOUSB3. C.A.STAUII. 023 N.Y. 1.1 KB D 533 ron RENT , Nicn BOOTH FRONT. s-nooM brick house , with all modem Improvements nnd In llrst clnrs condition. Inquire on prem ises , 2610 Half-Howard street. D 21 } HOUSES. WALLACE , DROWN DLK. 10 & Doug D CM FOU KENT. HOUSICS IN ALL TARTS OF the city. nrennan-Lovo Co. , 0 Paxton block. D-M311-M27 FOR RENT , 7-ROOM MODHKN FLAT. LAXGU block. COO So. 13th St. D-67S A3 TWO 6-nOOM COTTAdCS , ONE FURNISIinD ; modern , 802 So. ! 0th. D 713-11' DHSIJRADLn 8 ROOM IIOUSH. CBNTRALi location. Apply 2010 , Capitol Avenue.D D 722-12- * HOUSES FOR RENT , LAHCIB LIST , FROM 13.00 up. HcCngue Investment Co. , IMC Dcxlqe. D-M72I FINH 10-rtOOM HOUSE , NIJWLY PAPBIIBU. 5 minutes walk to 10th & DouKlas. W. F. Clark. 2203 Douglas. D M753 11 FOIl IlKXT FUHXISIini ) KOO.1I3. N1CEUY FURNISHED ROOMS. 201 S. 2.TTH ST. 3 NICE FURNISHED ROOMS , LIGHT HOUSEkeeping - keeping2 ' H. IHh. street. E M707 11' _ PLEASANT SUITE OF ROOMS , 1913 DODdE. FunNisiirD noons , CHEAP , MODERN IM- provcment * . 2Bo" ! 20th. 1J 723-12- * SUPERIOR HousnirnipiNa ACCOMMODA- tlona. 2611 Bt. Mnry'n. IJ M779 10" FURMSIIUD IIOO3IS AND 1IOAIID rURNfSHED FRONT ROOMS "WITH II without board ! etcnm , htat ; electric i ; baths ; rates reasonable. Midland hotel. Hth and Chicago sta. F M5M FURNISHED STEAM HEATED ROOMS. MODern - ern conveniences ; board. C02 Ko. 13th. F 535 ' NICE ROOM AND BOARD. It. C26 S. JIRS. ciiunciiiLL HAS TAKEN 2101 AND 2103 Douglas ( formerly known as the Albany ) rooms , furnished and unfurnished. Tnblo board. 13.00. P MC9S 10' BACK PAItLOn AND ALCOVE , SUITABLE for two , with board , ISO a month. 231S Dougl.is street. r "M-a * ELEGANT ROOMS ; WITH FIRST-CLASS Ixwrd ; flncat location In city. I'onbody resi dence. 1003 Capitol avenue. r JIS01 10 KOR III3NT PUUXISHKII HOOSIS. K UNFUHNISIIED CIIAlIIlEng FOIl 1IOUSU- leciiiiT | ( , mnn nnd wlfo : wnter In kitchen ; steel sink ; wn te plw. | 319 N. 17th. O MCU Fen nn.\T STORES ANIJ OFKICKS. FOU IlKNT , THE < -STOHY 11HIC1C I1UILDINQ ot 010 Farnnm al. This building Imi a lire- proof cement baecincnt , complete stt-am heat- int ; fixtures , water on nil floors , gun , etc. Ail- pis' nl the ofllce of The Dee. 1 310 rmsT-CLASs DHICK STORE BUILDING ; ion Fnmnm ; thrr Btoiles and basement ; will niter to null trnnnt ; low rent. 311 First National Uanlc building. I I-M6J5 AGENTS AVAXTI3D. AOENTS-'M.Ort WEEKLY SALARY TO RIOIIT parties. Ilttloorlc , a snap for nome ona ticjuuchemc ; failure Impocalblo ; write , for Hpcclat liropMltlon. Lock Itox C30S , Ilonfon LADIES MAKE IIIO MONEY SELLING OUR mackintosh al\lrt nnd other new goods. Frcih tcrrlloiy. Da Hint. CatalOKUo fr . Ladles' Supply Co. , 3118 Forest avenue , Chicago. J M 810-8' WANTED TO RENT. OMAHA. ALL RIGHT-STRANGERS COMING In. List liDUsoa for lent xvlth J. II. Par- lottf. 16th nnd Dodge. K M730 31 _ WANTED , II Y YOUNG LADY. APRIL 1. HOOM anil board , convenient to South Omalm motor A < ldres L W , llee. K M791 9 * STORAGE. STORAGE. FRANK CWCI18 , 1J14 HARNEV I'ACIFIO BTORAGB AND WAREHOUSE CO WS-810 Jonea. General storage and furwardlng M US _ VIUVATE HOMB FOR LADIES 1IEFOUE AN ! durlnn euiillnement : babies adopted or caret for ) UTIDH reasonable. 5312 N. isth uve. , cor 1'ort at. , Omaha. M 735-13 * WANTUU TO I1UV. ZND-HAND FURNITURE. BROWN'S , IDS 8. U 14.ni DIRECT FROM OWNER. A HOME ON SOUTH llilli , ISlli or llth sis. ; J W.W rash nnd monthli iMymenta ; must ba a burguln. Cull at 6f4 Dorcas l. N M71 > 9 FOR SAMS .IIISCKLLAXKOUS. EHUD SWEET POTATOES. VINELESS. FREt Tlieo. Willlaini. Dcnkcn , Neb. Q-iUCO-WM * 1JEST ilAHDWOOD HOQ ArTl ) "cilfcKE ? fence. Alto "all wire , " C. R. Lee , 911 Duuglai _ _ . _ Q-S40 _ FOR BALE OR TRADE. TUB DAH FIXTUIIE1 n4 furniture of the D nver kaloon. 1321 Doug las trv t. , Oiruilw , NcU. Inijulro nt U J\ number. Q M4M-M8 ! * J5P BALE. AN ENTIRELY NEW BET 5P bar llxturts , very cheat ) . Addreaa P. O. tex 751. Columbus. NVb. Q M7II 1 } CU.\IRVOVANTS. WHS. DR. II. WARREN. CIUIRVOYANT. RE : Hall a bujtnots medium ; Sta year at 119 N. tith. ; u 3IASSAUK , 1IATIIS , UTO. WADAWK BMITH , ISU DOUQLA3 BTREEM Zil lloor. room 11) ) liuiug * , * team , lcoliol mil ul | > litrln lollig. T-M78C U _ AMI rORMBULY OF ST. LOUIS. MAE vu and batbi. W7 S. lilli ! . , 2J naor. nxim 10. T M787 II. LBON , MASSAOE PARLOUS. RKS1 ful iu\il ttfrtihlr.jr. 41J a. lltli lr . upstairs. T-MWJ 14 * I1ATHS. MA88AGB. MXIB. POST , J1JU H. 1WII. IT MS FINB LIVERY RIGS CHEAP. ED IlAt'MI.BT , 17lh and St. Mary'a nxcnue. Telephone , 440. U 543 MIB < ? VAN VALlCBNtlUnOH. DESTROYS PKU- min ntlr ) bjr tlcctrlctr mperfluous h lr , mole * , warts , etc. Uoom 41B , N. Y. Life bUgU , . U GI4 CORSETS MADE TO ORDER ; WHITE FOR measure directions. 1909 Farnnm. UMIo Ep- pcrly Corset Co. U-MI78-M2S * TO PAUTIES HAVING OMAHA FIRE INSUR aneo comitftny policies ; see tiio ajtenl that wrote you ; don t give up your policies until then. U-MMS MIS3 MASON'S DRESSMAKING SCHOOL , R. 4J1. llee building. U M702 A4 * VIAVI A HOME TREATMENT FOR UTE1UNE troubles. Physician In ntten lance , equita tion or health bcok free. 210 Dec llldg.U U 515 THE PALACE 11EAUT1FUL ; COMING WEEK ; with t\tty hnlr dress or shampooj free scalp trentmcnt ; don't miss this opportunity 1S15 Douglat St. U S2 7 * 9IONKV TO LOAN IlUAb KSTATK. ANTHONY LOAN AND TRUST CO. , 3 N. Y. Life. loans l li > w rntes for choice security In Nebraska & lown farms or Omaha city property. W 340 MONEY TO LOAN AT LOWEST HATES * TUB O , F. Davit Co. , 1303 Fnrnam * t. W 517 G PER CENT MONEY TO LOAN ON OMAHA real estate & Neb. farms. W. I ) . Melkle , Omaha. MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED OMAHA real estate , llrcnnan , Lore A Co. . Paxton _ blk. \\-jl3 CITY LOANS. C. A. STARR. S23 N. Y. I.lKIi LOANS ON IMPROVED & UNIMPROVED CITY properly. W. Farnam Smith & Co. , 13W Fntnirn. FARM LOANS , DOUGLAS AND SAHPY. 1 TO 10 years ; low rales. Ganln llros. , 210 N. Y. L. W 602 GEO. P. I3EMIS , LOANS , PAXTON BLOCK. W 9S3 FROM J100.00 UP. F. D , WEAD. IClh & Douslaa. \V-233-M10 MONEY TO LOAN ON IMPROVED OMAHA property nt 5. 6'4. 0 nnd C'4 per cent , PiiEey & Thomas , room 207 , First National Dank bid * . W-593 BIOXRY TO LOAX CIIATTHLS. MONEY TO LOAN ON FURNITURE , PIANOS , horses , wagons , etc. . nt lowest rates In city ; no removal of Roods : strictly confidential ; you can pay the loan off at any time or In any amount. amount.OMAHA MORTGAGE LOAN CO. . 304 B. ICth St. X-5S3 MONEY TO LOAN. 30 , CO. M DAYS ! FURNI- litre , pianos , etc. Duff Green , room 8 , Datker blk. IIUSI.\nS9 CHANCES. CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD STOCKS. SAFE AND euro ; S3 end upwards Invested often brings fabulous nnd quick returns by placing > our orders with the Van Buren Investment Co. ( Incorporated ) , bankers nnd brokers , SOS IClh St. , Denver , Colo. Y ES5 ONE OF THE IJEST SALOONS IN THE CITY ; must sell on account ot c'.ckness. Address 1' . O. Hex 813 , West Point , Neb. Y M194 COAL AND FEED BUSINESS ; GOOD TRADE ; have other business ; Investigate. Address L 4 , Ueo. Y M33C M27 * FOR SALE , ABOUT 2.000 LBS. MINION TYI'E. 700 Ibs. agate. COO Ibs. brevier tjpe , 150 pair two-third type cases , 40 double Iron stands for two-thirds cases. This material was used on The Omaha Dec , nnd Is In fairly good condi tion. Will be sold cheap In bulk or In quantities to suit purchasers. Apply In person or by mall to the Uee Publishing Co. , Otmha , Neb. Y 713 FOR SALE. RESTAURANT ; AT ONCE ; NEAR depot ; no competition : owner has other busi ness ; wrlto quick. George McMlllcn. agent , care B. & M. round house , Nebraska Cits' . Neb. Y-M790 10 * FOR EXCHANGE. WANTED-MACIHNERY , NEW OR SECOND- hand. to equip a creamery and cheese fartory ; will trndo1 clear cultivated farm for same. George W. Ames , 1517W Farnam street. ' . M5M-M12 * FQIl SALE REAL ESTATE. BARGAINS , SALE OR TRADE , IN CITY PliOP- ertles and farms. Jno. N. Frenzer , opp. 1' . O. 11E 5M GEO. P. 11EMIS. HOUSES. LOTS. IRRIGATED farm lands , loans. 303 and 3JO Paxton block. RE-S37 ABSTRACTS. THE BYRON REED COMPANY , hABSTRACTS. RE 538 FOR SALE-HANN'S PARK , GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , the largest and most beautiful park In central NebratUn. containing 20 acres , large hall , with stage nnd all modern Improvements ; terms very liberal. For particulars Intjulro of Henry Hann , Grand Island , Neb. , RE-M233-M15 * DO YOU WANT A SURE INVESTMENT which ls paying 9 per cent now. during dull 1 times ? We have It ? first class lmpro\ed prop erty on IGth street. Omaha Real E tnto nnd Trust Co. , 211 S. 13th street. RE M49S LIST REAL ESTATE AND RENTAL PROP- crty with Jones , Crounse block , Omaha. RE M313-M27 FOR. SALE. A BEAUTIFUL HOME IN THE best of neighborhoods ; 7-room cottage ; modern conveniences ; lawn nnd shade trees. Price , 10,000 ; (3,000 on five years time ; 11,500 cn h , tl.COO In merchandise , or monthly payments. Address owner. L 60 , Bco olllcc. 100 ACRE FARM FOR SALE , 2 MILES SOUTH of Tabir la. Jl.OOO cash requ'rcd. alzo other land for sale. C , M. Otis , Tabor , Iqwa. . RE M770 10 * FOR SALE A BARGAIN ONE OR TWO 5 rom cottages and lots , south 151 li. l',4 block north of Castellar Street school , L 62 Dee nu M-7GS-9 * niCYCLES. OMAHA BICYCLE CO. , BEST PLACE TO BUY bicycles ; bicycles repaired , 321 N. ICth st. 6Cfi WEST BICYCLE & GUN CO. 2410 GUMMING ST. Agent for "Ontario" . "Newport" & others. 685 ; IIUILDIXG AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. , SIIARES IN MUTUAL L. & n. AS.-3'N PAY C. 7. 8 per cent when 1 , 2 , 3 yean old ; always redeemable. 1704 Farnara St. , Nattlntfer , see. tw HOW TO GET A IIOMI3 Oil BUCUIin GOOD Interest on ravings. Apply to Omalia L. & 13. Ass'n , 1704 Farnam. U. M. Nattlnger , fee. fee.5M 5M SIIOHTIIANU AND T - A. C. VAN SANT'S SCHOOL , 613 N. V , LIFE. E67 , MUSIC , AUT AXD LAXRUAGU. auonan F. OELLGNnucic. IJANJO AND BUltar teacher , 1815 Chicago at. 103 . mw SCALE : KIMUALL PIANO , vis : NU\V pianos rented. William II. Bclimoller , fifth lloor. McCugua bulldlni ; . M7J2 U * , I'ATHOMZE HOM13 IXUU.STUY. THI3 ALWAYS iinLIADLn HAHNiSS SHOP . of Joseph Landhoefner , managed by the oldest practical saddler and harnessmaker of Omaha , la now located at 523 Ro. 13th St. , corner Jack * on. All kinds of home-made and factory Eoods on hand , to suit customers , Itepatrlntf promptly attended to. August Holme , MannKer , tn So. > 3th tt. . corner JacUson. 431 M ! ) . Vl'IIOLSTHUING FIHINITUIIE PACKED , MATTRCSSES. MADE and renovated , window cushions made ; prices reduced. M. B. Walkltn , 2111 Cumlng. Tel. 1331. Ml DANCING. MOHAND'S SCHOOL. LAST TEIIM. IIEOINE tills week. Private lessons. Call. Always open , . H7-A6 . LOST. LOST , QUCY HOUND DOQ ; LIOHT DHOWK lltiht * pot on end of tall ; reward for return tc 3403 Farnam. Lost 783 10 II. MAIIOWITK LOANS MONUV. 41) N. 10 ST . CM - . WANTKD TO HOItltOW , WANTED TO 1)OUIIO\V. ) ti.OOJ FOR THREE yearn on ( rued chattel security , Addrcis Lori . IJox 5 l Illalr. Neb. 657 i . . T k - Miabitltuic. orul tiralldninrtit > . lion Bend 4a for Woman'tSafteuard. WlIJCOXhl'RClVJU Ca.B8bOUrU KIOHTmiy.fULAIJA.I'A. THF MAID ' < rqir S J AA1 < .lTArn.H > A Story Fr-omaho Memoir j of oMtnisUtt of Franco. UY I l llllll ( CojiyrlRht , 1S3J. by Stanley , J. Wc > nmn. ) In accordance with my cuotom I gave nn entertainment on the last day ot this year to the king and queen , who came to the arsenal with a numerous train , and found tha diversions I hud provided so much to tholr tarte that they did not leave until I waa halt dead with fatigue and like to be killed with complaisance. Though this was kn not the most splendid entertainment I gave that year , It had the good fortune to plea re , and In a different and less agreeable fashion Is I : recalled to my memory by a pocullar chain of events , whereof the first link came to my eyes during Ita progress , A Portuguese adventurer , about this time , had gained largo sums from the court at play , and more than once had compelled the king to have recourse to me. I had the worst opinion ot this man and did not scruple to express It on several occasions' , and tills the more as his presumption fell llttlo short ot his knavery , whllo ho treated these whom he robbed with as much arrogance aa it to play with him was an honor. Holding this view of him , I was far from pleased when 1 discovered that the king had brought him to my house , but the feeling , though sufficiently strong , sank to nothing beside the Indignation and disgust which I experienced when , the company having fallen to cards after supper , I found that the queen had sat down with him to prlmero. It did not lessen my annoyance that I had , after my usual faihlott , tuuilshpd the queen with a purse for the sport , and In this way found myself reduced to stand by and see my good money pa93 Into the clutches ot this knave. Under the circumstances , and In my own house , I could do nothing ; never tlicloM the table at which they eat possessed so strong a fascination for mo that I several tlmc9 caught myself staring at It moro closely than was pollto ; and as to disgust at the unseemliness of such companionship was added vexation at my own loss , I might have gone farther toward betraying my fcollnga if a casual glanca aside had not dtsclosci to mo the fact that I did not stand alone In my dissatisfaction ; but that , frivolous as the majority of the courtiers were , there was ono at least among those present who viewed this particular game with distaste. This person stood near the door , and fancyIng - Ing himself secure from observation , either by his position or his Insignificance , was glowering on the pair in a manner that al another lime must have cost him a rebuke As It was , I found something friendly , a woli as curious , in his fixed frown ; and Is norant of his name , though I know him by slnht. wondered both who ho was and wha was the cause of hla preoccupation. On the ono point I had no difficulty in satisfying myself. Bolsruoll , who presently passed , told me that his name was Vallon that he belonged to a poor but old family In the Cotcnttn , and tliat he had been only tlirro months at court. "Making his fortune , I suppose ? " I sal grimly. "Ho games ? " "No , your excellency. " "Is In debt ? " "Not to my knowledge. " "To whom docs he pay his court , then ? ' To the king. " "And the queen ? " "Not particularly as far as I know , a least. But If you wish to know moro. M. 1 Due , " Bolsrueil continued , "I will " "No , no , " I said peevishly. The queen hai Just handed her last rouleau across the table and was still playing. "Go , man , about you business ; I don't want to spend the evenln gosblplnff with YOU. " He- went , and I dismissed the young fe low from my mind ; only to find him dv minutes later at my elbow. To youth an ? coed looks he added a moQcst bearing tha did mot fall to enhance them and comment him " to me ; the majority of'the young spark of "tho day being wiser than their fath'ers But I confess that I was not prepared fo the stammering embarrassment with whlc ho addressed me nor. indeed , to be ad dressed br him at all. "M. de Sully. " he said , in a tone of cnv tlon , "I beg you to pardon me. I am I great trouble , and I think that perhap stranger as I am , you may condescend tc do me a service. " So mary men appeal to a minister with some formula on their lips , and at times with a calculated timidity , that at the first blush of his request I was Inclined to bid him come to mo at the proper time ; and to remove to.another part of the room. .But curiosity , playing the part of his advocate found so much that was candid In his man ner that I hesitated. "What Is It ? " I said stimy. "A very slight. If a very unusual one , " ho PERFECT AN ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY. Used by people of rcfmcmcBt for over a quarter of a century. RAILWAY TIME CARD ) Leaves ( BURLINGTON & MO. RIVER.Arrives [ OmahaUnlojiDepot ] , 10th & Ma9onSls.Omaha _ ( _ " " 8:30am..I : Denver"Express.7. . 9Uam : 4:35pm.BIk. : Hills , Mont. & Pucet Snd Ex. 4:05pm : 4:35pm : Denver Express 4i : > jpm 703i ; > in..Nebraska Local ( except Sunday ) . . 7fjpm , , .Lincoln Ixical ( except Sundays..Ili5am 243pm..Faat ! Mall ( for Lincoln ) daily. . . Leaves ( CHICAGO , BURLINGTON & Q.IArrlves OmahajUnlon Depot , 10th & Mason8ls.l _ Omalia E00pm ; , . . . , Chicago Vestibule 7. 8:00nm : SMSam , . Chicago Express 4U5pm 7:50pmChicago : & St , Louis Express , . . 8:00am : ll:35am : PaclHo Junction Local 6:30pm : ; . .Fast Mall 2:40pm : Leloves ( CHICAGO , MIL. & ST. PAUUIArrlves OnialmlUnion Depot , 10th A Mason Bis I Omaha C00pm ; Chicago LlmlteJ 8:03ani IQMSam..Chicago Express ( ex. Sunday ) . . . ZA'om Leaves ( CHICAGO & NORTHWEST'N.IArrlves OmahalUnlon Depot , lpUi a Mason flla I Omaha ILOOamT. , Eastcin Express 3:10pni : 4:4pm : Vestlbuled Limited & :45pm : 705om ; Carroll Passenger 1040pm ; CtSpm Omaha Chicago Special. , , , . , 8:00nm : 4:30pm : Boone l.ocni 9:34am : Mlsaourl Valley Local S:30am : Leaves CHICAOO , II. L * PACIFIC. Arrives OmahalUnlon Depot. IQtli & Mason Sis. Omaha KAST. 10.40am..Atlantic Expreas ( ex. Sunday ) , , K:3Sprn : Ct5pm : NUiu Uxpren , . , 8:15nn : 4:50pm..Chicago : Vestlfcuud LlmlteJ , , . , 4:50pm..Bt. Paul Vestibule * ! Limited. . . . WEST. e45pm.Oklahoma ; & Texas Ex , ( ex , Sun..lt > :3Uni : l40pm ; Colorado _ I.ImltcJ 4i ; jnr Leaves I C. , BT , P. . M. & u. ( Arrives Omahal Depot. 15th and Webster Sis. I Omaha 8:15iim..Sioux : City Accommodation. . . . 8:1Sprr : 12lDpm..Bloux : City Exoresa icx Buru.llioiirr 6:33pm : St. Paul Limited 8:10an : OilSpin..Sioux City Acc'm'n ( ex. Bun. ) , . Leaves ( F. . K. & MO. VALLTiv ; 'Arrives ' iinalial Depot. 15th ami Webster Sit. | Omaha l:15pm : I'"a ' t Matt and Express B:3Sprr 2:15pmcx. : ( Sat. ) Wyo. Ex. ( x Men. ) , . Sipn : 1:50am..Norfolk : Kxpreta ( vx. Sunday.10:25an : & : Upm Bt. Paul Express 9:10an leaves I K. C. . BT. J. & C. II [ Arrives OmahajUnlon Dtpot , lOlh & Manon Sts.Omahi | _ " 903am..7.Kan ; as City Day Exprei 7B:30pn ! 4ipm.K. C. Night Ex. via t' P. Trans. 7:00an Leaves T MlSPOUnrPAcTFTo fArrives Omaha Depot , lth and Wcbtlnr 8t . | Omahi J0:4tam : . . . .Bt. Loulu tfxprtu , , , , , 600an ; :30um : St. Louis Kxpreu , , 5U : | > n B:00im..Nebr | ka Local ( . Sun. ) . . . . tiOQar I B1OUX CITY & PACIFIC. I Arrives Omaha ! Depot. 15th and Webster Sts. I Omahi 5-JIpm Bt. Paul LlmlteJ : l ar Ua\e I SIOUX CITY & PACIFIC. Artl\ * Orrnhalllnlon Depot. lOlh & Ma oa Bts. ha 7.03am..SIoui City Passenger 1040pn ; . t > ipm HI. Paul Limited ; 30an LcovoTi tJNION > AriPIC I Arrive ! OmahalUnlor Dtpot. 101 h & Mason Bta.l Ornalu "oTinain . . . .KecrneV Express . , , , 4lCpi : : S : * im Ov tland Limited 4:4ipt : JMpm.Ueafce & Stronub'B Ex. ( ex. Sun.4lvpi ) : ; B-.lf.pm.arand UUnd Expreta ( ex. Bun..UWpi : 1.80pm Fet Mall , . S:4ton : Uavei I WABASH RAILWAY lArrhei OnialialUnlon Dtjwt. JOtli ft Maion 3J I Omah 40pm : St. Louis Cicncn" Uall..Jl:5ar _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I muttered. "M. Ie 'Doer I inly want you to " "To ? " for ho stopped and seemed unable to co on. .8 (31 "To supplement thonresent you have given to the queen with tnls , ho hlurted out , his " ace pale with cmoUbrF'land ' ho steadily held tit to mo a green silk purse , through the neshcs of which I saw the glint ot sold , M. do Sully , " ho continued , observing my asty movement , "do not bo offended ! I now that you have dons all that hospitality eqtllrcd. Hut I sco that the queen has Iroady lost your gift , and that " "Sho Is playing on credit ? " "Yes. jiioiislclir. " lie said It simply , nnd as ho spolce , he gain pressed on mo the purse. I look nnd iclghed It , nnd calculated nt a guess that It eld CO crowns. The sum astonished inc. Why , man , " I Bald , "you are not mad noitRh to be In love with her majesty ? " "Nol" ho. cried vehemently , yet with a loam ot humor In his eyes. "I swear that Is not so. If you will do mo this favor " U Was n mad Impulse that took mo , but I nodded , nnd , resolving to make gdod the nonoy out of my own pocket should the asc , when all was oloar , seem to demand t , I went straight from him , and , crossing ho floor , laid the1 purse near her majesty's land , with a pollto word of regret that drtune bad used her so 111 , nnd a hope that his might bo the moans of recruiting her orces , It would not have surprised mo had she ihown some signs of consciousness and pcr- laps betrayed that she recognized the purse , lut she contented herself with thanking mo irottlly , and nlmost before I had done speak- r.g had her Blender fingers among the coins. Turning I found that Vnllon had disap peared , so that all came to a sudden stop , and with the one nnd the ether I retired com pletely puzzled and less nblo than before to nake oven n guess at the secret of the young man's generosity. However , the king summoning me to him. there , for the time , was an end of the matter , and between fatigue nnd the duties if my position I did not give a soontl thought , o It th.it evening. Next morning , too , I was taken upvlth the gifts which It was my irlvllego as master of the mint to present to the Ulnc on Now Year's day , and which consisted this year of medals of gold , silver and copper , bearing Inscriptions of my own composition , together with small bags of now coins for the kins , the queen and tholr attendants. These I always made It n point to offer bo- fora the king ; nor wns this year nn excep tion , for I found his majesty still In bed , the queen occupying a couch In the same cham ber. But whereas It generally fell to me to arouse them from sleep , nnd bo the first to offer -those compliments which befitted the day , I found them on this occasion fully roused , the king lazily toying with his watch the queen talking fast and angrily , and ai the cdeo of the carpet beside her bed Mme D'Oylcy In deep disgrace. The queen , In deed , was so taken up with scolding her that she had forgotten ! ! what day It was , am oven after my entrance , continued to rate the poor girl so fl rcply that I thought her present violence lltUe less unseemly than he condescension of the ivight before. Perhaps some trace of this feeling ap peared In my countenance ; for , presently , thi king , who seldom fhlqdlto ) read my thoughts tried to check her ja a.good-natured fashion "Come , my dear , " he said ; "let that tremb ling mouse go , And-d6 you hear what ou Rood friend Sully has'brought you ? I'll ' b bound " y 'i'L ' ' "How ydur maje fy' alks ! " the queen nn swcred , pettishly. ui'A oif a tow paltry coin could make up for ray jar ! I'll bo bound , fo my part- that this ddlcfcwench. was romplnj and playing- with ' / " < ! ' - ' "Come , " " ' enough ! ' the girl man could not listen .without pain. ' 'Let he go , I say , and do you Attend to Sully. Yo have forcotten thntrlOs New1 Year's day "A Jar of majolica , " the queen crlei utterly disregarding hltn , "worth your bed and soul , you little slut ! " "Pooh ! pooh ! " the king said. "Do you think that I brought it from Florence , all the way In my own ' "Nightcap , " the king muttered. "There there , sweetheart , " ho continued , alouc 'let the girl go ! " "Of course ! She is a girl , " the queen cried , with a sneer. "That is enough for ou ! " "Well , madam , she Is not the only cne in ho room , " I ventured. , "Oh , of course , you are the king's echo ! " "Ilun away , llttlo one , " Henry EI 'd , wink- ng to me to bo silent. "And consider yourself lucky , " the queen cried , venomously. "You ought to be vhpped ! ; and If I had ybu in my country , I vould have you whipped for all your airs ! San Glacomo , If you cross me , I will see to It ! " This was a parting thrust ; for the girl , catching at the king's permission , had turned and was hurrying In a passion ot tears to ho door. Still , the queen had not dono. Mademoiselle had broken a Jar ; and there were other misdemeanors which her majesty continued to expound. But In the end I had my Bay , and presented the medals , which were accepted by the king with his usual tlndness , nnd by the queen , when her feel- ngs had found expression , with sufficient complaisance. Both \\oio good enough to compliment me on my entertainment ; but observing that the queen quickly burled icrselt ngaln In her pillows and was inclined o ba peevish , I cut short my attendance on the pica of fatigue , and loft them at lib erty to receive the very numerous company who on this day pay their court. Of these , the great number came on aftor- ivard , to wait on me ; so that for some hours .he largo hall at the arsenal was thronged with my friends , or these who called them selves by that name. But toward noon the stream began to fall ; and when I sat down to dinner at that hour , I had reason to suppose that I should ue left at peace. I liad not moro than begun my meal , however - over , when I was called from table by n messenger from the queen , "What Is It ? " I said , when I had gone to him. Had ho como from the king I could have understood It more easily. "Her majesty desires to know , your ex cellency , whether you have eecu anything of Mllo. D'Oyloy. " "I ? " "Yes , M. lo Due.1' ' "No. certainly not. How should I ? " I replied. "And she Is not here ? " tha man persisted. "No ! " I answered , angrily. "God bless the queen. I know nothing ot her. I am sitting at meat , and " Tbo man Interrupted me with protestations of regret , and , hastening to express himself thoroughly BatlslleU-1 retired with n crest fallen air. I wonflejjed what the message meant , and what liidjcomo over the queen : and whither the glrlrlmd gone. But aa n.po made It a rule throughout ray term of olllco to avoid , as far aa'possible , all participation In bedchamber Intrlput'fr ' , I wasted llttlo time on the matter , but returning to my dinner took up the conversation where I had loft it Before I rose , howeyer , La Trapo came tome mo and again Interrupted me. Ho an nounced that a messdofecr from his majesty ' was waiting In Iho'hati , tyat I wont out , thlnktnfTlt very probable thai Henry had sent mrf a/iirosont. though It wai hlu more usual custom on this day to honoi mo with a visit , in * , declare his genoroui Intentions by word o jnouth , when we hac both retired to my ill wary and the doorl wai closed. Still , on ono oritwo occasions ho hat font me a horse from Ll stable * , a brnco ot Indian fowl , a melonor the like , aa a fore taste , and this. I supposed to bo the errand eon which the man had come. Hla first words disabused me , "May I pi03Be your excellency , " he wtd , very civilly "tho king desires to be remembered to ly.ou as usual , and would learn whether you knov anything of Mademoiselle D'Oyley. " "Of whom ? " I cried , astonished , "Ot Maderqolsello D'Oylcy , her majesty' ; maid ot honor , " "Not I. I'faltht" I said , drily. "I am node squire of dames , to gay nothing-of maids ! " "But liU majesty " "If ho has sent that message/1 I replied "ho has yet something to learn that I do not Interest myself In inaldi of honor or sue ! frailties. " The man smiled. "I do not think , " he bo gan. "that It was his majesty " "Sant the message ? " I said. "No , but he queen , I aupposs. " On thla he gave me to understand , la , he sly , fcretlvo manner such men affect , that It WAS ao. I apkcd him then what all this ferment nns about. "Has Madcniol. ole ! D'Oyley disappeared ? " t raid , peevishly. "YCEI , your excellency. She wa < with the queen ot 8 o'clock. At noon her majesty desired - sired her scrvlRis , and she was not to be found. " "What ? " I exclaimed. "A maid of honor lo mining for three hours In the morning , anil thcro U all this traveling. Why , In my younger days , three nights might have " But discerning that ho was llttlo moro than a youth , nnd could not restrain a Pinlle , I broke off discreetly and contented myself with ai'klnK If there was reawm to suppose that thcro was moro than appeared la the girl's absence. "Her majesty thlnka PO , " ho answered. "Well , In any case , I know nothing about It , " I replied. "I am not hiding her. You may tell hlu majesty that , with my service. Or I will wrlto It. " Ho answered mo cjgerly that that was * not neccajary , and that the king had desired merely a word from mo ; and with that and miny other expressing of regret , ho went away and loft mo nt leisure to go to the riding school , where at this time of the year It was my wont to sco the young men prac tice those manly arts , which , BO far aa I can Judge , nro nt a lower ebb In these modern days ot quips and quodllbets than lu the stlrrlug times of my youth. Then , thank God , It was held moro necessary for n page to know his seven points ot horsemanship than how to tie a ribbon or prank a gown , or road a primer. But the first day of this year was destined lo bo a day ot vexation. I had scarcely entered the school when M. do Varcnnes waa announced. Instead of going to meet him I bade them bring him to me , and , on seeing him , bade him welcome to the sports. "Though , " I said , politely overlooking his past history nnd his origin , "we did bettor In oUr times ; yet the young fellows should bo encouraged. " ' 'Very true , " ho answered suavely. "And I wish I could stay with you. But It was not for pleasure I came. The king sent me. Ho desires to know " "What ? " I said. "If you know anything of Mile. D'Oylcy. Between ourselves , M , le Due " I looked at him In amazement , "Why. " I said , "what on earth has the girl done now ? " "Disappeared , " ho answered. "Hut she had done that before. " "Yes. " he said , 'and the king had your message. Hut " "Hut what ? " I said sternly. "Ho thought you might wish to supple ment It for his private use. " "To supplement It ? " "Yes. The truth Is , " Vnrcnnee continued , looking at mo doubtfully , "the king has In formation which leads him to suppose that she may ba here , " "Sho may bo anywhere , " I answered In a tone that closed his mouth , "but she Is not here. And you may tell the king so for mo ! " Tlioush ho had begun life as n cook , few could bo more arrogant than Varennes on occasions ; but he- possessed the valuable knack of knowing with whom ho could pre sume , and never attempted to Impose on me Apologizing with the easy grace ot a man who bad risen in llfo by Dlcaslnc , he sat with mo awhile , recalling- days and feats and then left , giving mo to understand that I mlffht depend upon him to disabuse the king's mind. As a fact , Henry visited me that evening without ralslnir the subject ; nor had I am reason to complain of his generosity , nlbel ho took care to exact from the suaerlntend- out of the finances more than he gave his servant , and for ono gift to Peter got two Pauls satisfied. To obtain the money he needed in the most commodious manner , spent the greater part of two days In ac counts , nnd had not yet settled the warrants to my liking , when La Trapo coming in will candles on the second evening disturbed my secretaries. The men yawned discreetly and reflecting that \ > c had had n long day ' dismissed them nnd stayed myself only fo : the purpose of securing one or two papers o a private nature. Then I bade La Trapc light mo to my closet. Instead , be stocd and craved leave t speak to mo. " .About what , sirrah ? " I said "I have received an orfor , your excsllency ho answered with a crafty-look "What ! 'To leave my' service ? " I ex claimed In surprise. "No , your excellency , " he answered. "T do a service for another M. Plmentcl. Th Portuguese gentleman stopped mo In th street today , and offered me 50 crowns. " "To dowhat ? " I asUed. "To tell him where the young lady wit madam lies ; and lend him the key ot th carden cate tonlcht. " "I blared at the fellow. The young lad with madam ? " I said. He returned my look with a stupldlt which I knew was assumed. "Yes , your 03 collency , The young lady who came th ! rr.nrnliiK. " he said. Then I knew that I had been betrayed am had given my ouenile9 such a handle as the would not bo slow to seize , and I stood I the middle of the room in the utmost grief and consternation. At last , "Stay here , " I eald to the man , as soon as I could apeak. 'Do not move from the cpot where you stand until I como back ! " H was my almost Invariable curtom to bo announced when I visited my wife's cloaet , but I had no mind now for such formalities , and owiftly passing two or three scared servants on the stairs , I made straight for her room , rapped and entered. Abrupt as wore my movements , however , some one had contrived to warn her , for though two of her women sat working on etoola near her , I heard ft hasty foot flying , nnd caught the last flutter of a skirt aa It disappeared through a second door. My wlfo rose from her and looked at mo guiltily. "Madam , " I said , "send these women away. Now , " I continued , when they had cone "who was that with you ? " She loked away dumbly. "You do well not to try to deceive mo madam , " I continued , severely. "It was Mile. D'Oyley. " She muttered , not daring to meet my _ ve that it was. "Who lua absented herself from the queen'a service , " I answered bitterly , "and chosen to hide herself hero of all placed madam , " I continued , with a severity which the yenso of my false position amply Justified. "Aro you aware that you have made mo dis honor myself ? That you have made mo lie not once , but three times ? That you have made mo decolvo my master ? " She cried out at that , being frightened that "eho had meant no harm ; that the girl coming to her In great grief nnd trouble " "Because the queen had reolded her for breaking a china Jar , " I said , contomptu- oiAsly. "No , monsieur , her trouble was of quite an other kind , " my wife answered , with more spirit than I had expected. "I'Bhaw ! " I exclaimed. "It Is plain that you do not yet under stand the case , " madam persisted , facing mo with trembling hardihood , "Mile D'Oyley has been persecuted for some time by ( ho suit oC a man for whom I know you monsieur1 , have no respect ; a man whom nc French woman' of family should be * forced , to marry , " "Who la U ? ' ( I eald , curtly. M. Plmentcl. " "Aht And the queen ? " "Has made his suit her own. Doubtles * : , her majesty , " Madame do Sully continue ! , with grlmness , ' 'who ' plays with him so much - Is under obligations to him , and has her rea sons. The king , too , Is on hla aide , so tat Mademoloelle " "Who has another lover , I suppose ? " I salt harshly. My wlfo leaked at mo In trepidation , "I may bo eo , monsieur , " she said , hesitating. "It Is BO , madaine ; and you know It , " answered in the eamo tone. "M. Vallon I tbo man. " : "Oil ! " she exclaimed , with a gesture o - alarm. "You know1' ! "I know , madarne , " I replied , with vigor "that to pleaw this love-sick girl you hav , placed mo In a position of tbo utmost dllll . culty ; that you have Jeopardized the con > fldcnco which my master , whom I have neve willingly deceived , places In me ; and that ou of all this I see only ono way of escape , uU that is by a full and frank confestlon , whlcl you must make to the queen. " "Ob , monsieur , " she said , faintly. "The girl , of course , must bo Immediate cly ! given up. " clyffl My wlfo began to sob at that , aa wome will ; but I had too keen a sense of the dlffl cultlea Into which she had plunged mo fflby her deceit to pity her overmuch , And. doubt less , I should bavo continued In this rcsolu tlon I had formed , ana wlilch appeared t hold out the only hope of avoiding the malic of these enemies whom every man In powe reI po&iessoip and none can afford to despise -I I La Trapo'a words , when ho betrayed tb secret to mo , hud never reeiifroil to my mind and miRRMled other reflection * . Doubtless , midemolsellp had been watched Into my house , and tny Ill-wishers would toke the earliest opportunity ot bringing the llo homo to me. My wife's confo * lon , under such circumstance * , would Imvc but a Almptc air , nnd believed by soma would bo ridiculed by moro. It mlfiht , nnd probably would , sue my credit vrlfi the king , but It would not xalt mo In others' eyes , or Increase my ropu- atlon ns n mnnnger. It there wore any ther way and so reflecting 1 thought of I.a rnpo and hla story. Still I was half wny to the door when I atiscd nnd turned. My wife was still weep- ng "It Is no Rood crying- over spilled milk , mndnm , " I said , severely. "If the girl wore ot n fool she would have ROMP to the rsullnes. The abbess hm n stilt neck nnd la biff n simpleton to boot ns you nre. It la nly a step , too. from hero to the Ursullncs , f she had had the sense to RO on , " My wife lifted her held and looked nt mo igerly , but I avoided her gaze and went out , -ltliout more ndo and down sttlrs to my tudy , where I found La Trapo awaltltiB me. Go to madam la duchcsse , " I said to hli\i. \ When you have done what Bho needs como 0 mo In my closet. " ' He obeyed , nnd after nn Interval of about talt nn hour , during which I had , , time to nature my plan , presented himself again eloro mo. "I'ltnenic.1 had n notion that the -oung woman was hero then ? " 1 said care- essly. "Yes , your excellency. " "Some of his people fancied that they saw cr enter , perhaps ? " "Yes , your excellency. " "They wore mistaken , of course ? " "Of course , " he answered , dutifully. "Or she may have como to the door nnd gone again ? " I suggested. "I'osslbly , your excellency. " "Gone on without being scon. I mean ? " "It she went In the direction ot the Hue it. Marcel , " ho answered stolidly , "sho would lot bo seen. " The convent of the Ursullnes I * In the Hue J ; . Marcel. I knew , therefore , that madam iad had the scnso to act on my hint , and after reflecting a moment I continued. "So 'hnentel wished to know where she was edged ? " "That and to have the key , your excel- on cy. " "Tonight ? " "Yes. your excellency. " "Well , you nro at liberty to ncccpt the offer , " I answered carelessly. "It will not clash with my service. " And then , aa he stood staring In astonishment , striving to read the riddle , t continued : "By the way. are the rooms In the llttlo garden pavilion aired ? They may bo needed next week ; see .hat one of the women sleeps there tonight ; a woman you can depend on. " "Ah , monsieur ! " Ho said no more , but I saw that ho under stood ; and bidding him be careful In follow ing my Instructions. I dismissed him. The Ino I had determined to take was attended iy many uncertainties , however , and moro than once I repented that I had not followed my first Instinct , and avowed the truth. A hundred things might fall out to frustrate my scheme and place mo In a false position ; from which elnco tha confidence of his sov ereign is the breath of a minister , nnd as easily destroyed as a woman's reputation 1 might find It Impossible to extricate myself \\lth credit. I slept , therefore , but 111 that night ; and In conjunctures apparently moro serious have felt less trepidation. But experience has long ago taught mo that trifles , not great events , unseat the statesman , and that of all Intrigues 'thoso which revolve round a woman are the most dangerous. I rose early , therefore , nnd repaired to court be fore tny usual hour , It being the essence of my plan to attack , instead ot waiting to bo attacked. Doubtless my early appearance was taken to corroborate the rumor that I had made a false step , and was In difficulties ; for scarcely had I crossed the threshold of the ante-chamber before the attitude of the courtiers caught my attention. Some , who twenty-four hours earlier would have been only too glad to meet my 1,0 and obtain a word of recognition , appeared to bo absorbed In conversation. Others. less , .transparent or better inclined to mo , greeted 1110 with un natural effusion. Ono , who bore a grudge against mo. but had never before dared to do more than grin , now scowled openly ; wliilo a second , 'perhaps the inosi foolish of all , came to mo with advice , drew me with insistency into a niche near the > r door , and adjured mo to bo cautious. "You are too bold , " ho eald ; "and that way your enemies find their opening. Do not go to the king now. He Is Incensed against you. But wo all know that ho loves you ; wait , therefore , my friend , until he has had his day's hunting ho Is just now booting himself and oeo him when ho has ridden oft his annoyance. " "And when my friends , my dear marquis , have had time to poison his mind against me ? No' , lie , " I answered , wonuering much whether he were as simple aa ho looked. "But the queen Is with him now , " he per sisted , seizing the lapel of my coat to stay me , "and she will be sure to put in a word gainst you. " "Therefore , " I answered dryly. "I had otter 020 his majesty before the ono word ocomes two. " "Be persuaded , " ho entreated me. "See Im now , and nothing but 111 will come if it. " "Nothing but ill for some , " I retorted , ooklng so keenly at him that his visage ell. And with that ho let mo go , and with a Bmllo I passed through the door. The umor had not yet gained such substance hat the crowd had lost all respect for me ; t rolled back , nnd I passed through It to- vnrd the end of the chamber , where the dug was stooping to draw on ono of hU oots. The queen stood far from him , Gazing nto the fire with nn air cf Ill-temper which he circle , serious nnd silent , txiemed to re , flect. I looked everywhere for the Portu gese , but he wan not to ho Deon. For n moment the king nffected to be un , aware of my presence , nnd oven turned his jhoulder to me , but I observed that he red dened and fidgeted nervously with the boot , vhlch ho was drawing on , Nothing daunted , therefore , I waited until he perforce dis covered me , and was obliged to greet me. 'You are early this morning , " ho fciid at , antu with a grudging air. "For the best of reasons , sire , " I answered . lardlly. "I am ill-placed at home , and come o you for juatlee. " , "What la it ? " ho said churlishly and un willingly. I was about to answer , when the queen , nterposed with a sneer. "I think that I can toll you , slro , " she mid. "M. do Sully s old enough to know the adage , 'Blto be fore you are bitten. ' " . . . . . . . - "Madame. " I said respectfully , but with firmness. "I know this only , that my house was last night the sccflo of a gross outrage ; and by all I can learn It was perpetrated by one who is under your majesty's protec- Ion. " "His name ? " Bho said , with a haughty uesturo. "M. I'lmcntel. " , The queen began to smllo. "What was thin Brow outrage ? " she asked drily. "In the COUMO of last night he broke Into my liouso with a gang of wretches and bore off one ot the Inmate * " The queen'o smllo grow broader ; the king began to grin. Some of the circle , watching thorn closely , ventured to smile also. "Como. my friend , " Henry paid , almost with gooj humor , "this Is all very well. Hut this In mate of yours was a very recent one , " "Was , In fact , I suppose , the rebellious llttlo wench of whom you knew nothing yes terday ! " the queen cried harshly , and with an air of open triumph. "There can bo no uteal- Ini ; of stolen Roods , air ; and If M , I'lmcntel , who had at least as much right as you to the girl and more , for I am her guardian has carried her off , you have small ground to complain. " "Hut , madame , " I said , with an air of be wilderment , "t really do not It must bo my fault , but I do not understand. " uyp Two or three sniggered , seeing me ap parently checkmated and at the end of pny resources. And the Ring laughed out with kindly malice. "Come , grand master , " lie sa'ti , "I think that you do. Howevar , II ; I'l ; . antel has carried off the damsel , there , II jiiu to me , Is an end of the matter. " ( "But , Hire , " I anuwered , looking tternlj round the grinning circle , "am 1 mad , or 19 I : there some mystery here ? I assured youi majesty yeatorday that Mademoiselle D'Oylej wa not In my house. I say the fame today > She ID not ; your otllccrs may ojarch over ) room and nloset. And for th woman when M. ritnentct has carried nif , bo Is 110 mori Mademoiselle D'Oyley than i am ; she la cm of my wife's waiting maids. If you doub me. " I continued , "you have only to tea : and ask. A k the Portuguese himself. " The king stared at me. "Nonsenno ! " hi eald , oharply , "It Plmentcl has carried of any one It must be Mademoiselle D'Oylcy. " "But It Is not , sro ! , " I answered with per alslenee. "llo Imi broken Inlo my hoitw and Abducted my servant. For madcmoluito , s'.io Is not there to bo Mol i. " "Irft i = om ono go for I'lmcntcl , " Iho king said curtly , llttt the PortURiiFp , fts It happened , w s At the door even Ihen , nnd being culled , Imd no Alternative but to como forward. Hlr > face and tnlen as he entered and reluctantly showed hlmsiU were more than cnouRh to dissipate any doulils which the courtiers had h'thorto ' entertained. I lit * former bring ea gloomy and downcast at ) the latter waa timid and cringing. It Is true hn made some at tempt at flrot. nnd for a time , to face Iho matter out , stAmmerlng and stuttering , and looking plteousfy to tic > queen for help. Hut ho could not long- delay the crisis , nor deny that the person ho had EO. cunningly abduct > 1 was ono of my waiting women ; and the moment that tills confession was mfule his case was at nn end , the statement being re ceived with so unlvcreul n pal of laughter , the king leading , ns al ono and tha nmo time discomfited him , and must have per suaded any tndlfterent listener that all , from the first had been In Iho secret. After tlmt ho would have spent hlmwlf in vain , had ho contended tlmt Mademoiselle D'Oyley was at my home ; and RO clear was this that he- made no M.xxmd attempt to do M , but at once admitting that his people had inailo a mistake , ho proffered me a handsome apology , and desired the king to speak to mo in his behalf. This I , on my side , was pleased to take In good part ; and having let him oft easily with a mild rebuke , I turned from him to the queen , and Informed her with much respect that I had learned at length where Mfliliv molscllo D'Oylcy had taken refugo. "Where , sir , " she- asked eyeing mo * ra : > - plclously nnd with no little disfavor. "At the Ursullncs. madaine , " I answered. She winced , for she had already quarreled with the abbess without advnntaKe. And there for1 the moment the matter ended. At a later period I took care to confess all to the king , and ho * did not fall to laugh heartily at the clever manner In which I had out witted Plmcntcl. Hut this was not until tha PortuguMj had left the country nnd gene to Italy. Current Literature. "Tho Parson's Proxy , " by Kate W. Hamil ton , is a strong picture ot border lite In Yankecdom. A now parson ofllclatcs nl his first "woddln * " In this rough section , nnd on his homeward Journey n member ot the party , nn uncouth brawny hunter , some what under the Influence of liquor , fancies n remark made by the parson as Intended for an insult , nnd nt once , without warning , strikes him In the face , knocking him oft his feet nnd down n ravine , with the result of causing n broken leg. Brooding over the ' ' Injury ho had Inflicted the fellow gets ro- I Uglon and betakes himself to the parson's , 1 where ho In his own rough way apologize ? and insists by way of reparation to do the parson's work while the latter was confined to his home. Thcro Is much pathos and humor In the description of his first ser mon , nnd the change following his conver sion ns well ns the faithfulness ct his ad herence to the spirit of the word , even to saving the parson's life nt the sacrifice of his own. 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