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Three minutes beyond the square and you are landed at one end of Clabber alley—one of those .;n- trance* to 'hell which sometime* gap riaibly open, on this earth. In it» ri«k- •ty.rotton old buildings swarm, negroes innumi»nvbl«, ft nest of thieves, diwsne, M»d mtiery, Like "BuStle Bow"—the rfawoui r»»d«iiTou8 for Italian deq;tt« •floes in upper New York—the proabil- Ities favored the theory that a cutting affray or a downright murder had occurred there, it one were reported with the locality unnwntioned. Here the thug sought refuge after knocking- his victim oh the head; here the policeman in search of his prey first went to make »n arrost. In this very Clabber alley Paul had gone only the evening before, under protection of an officer, in quest oJ the particulars of the negro cutting scrape. Most reporters (as the Conservative representative had been) were satisfied with "items" the people At the Third District police ion had to furnish. It was regarde rather venturesort.e on PauA's part to baru entered this sink of iniquity, as It ivus onl3 r "nif?g-er business" any hn.v. A queer place, you say, for the I.e- bourgeois mansion, off "the square" beyond Kiley street, ;iml this side of Clabber alley. Ii was. And thu liou.-t; was queer enoujj-li to suit the site. A low-broivi'il. two-suary-aud-a-grarivt, rambling. broud-piazz;ied, squatty, stuccoed structure, with the kitchen originally in ;i separate little coop,npw connected by a covered gallery, the chimneys all leaning n^niu&t the outside, tho whole s lunding on a lot as P.m. DItt NOT TAffi THE HAND.' big as "tho square" itself, surrounded bv a wall topped by an iron-spiked mil ing cumbersome and rusty — this was th« old-fashioned casket in which was at presaat locked the loveliest jewel in the St. Louis collection of society gems. Originally fashion had «urjr*d about the old wall. The cheap blocks aud tumble-down rookeries now visible were once similar abodes of re- til ed planters, cotton brokers, and shippers whose descendant.'! had fled to pleasanter quarters up town. Spared aad left high and drv by a tide that had swept off every other vestige of that old regime, the Lebourgeois mansion, could but hint a history to the curious eye of the passer- by. The very porter's lodge itself w:is now deserted. Formerly the caller was not left to swing open for himself tho>e husre, uagainl}' iron gates., from each of which frowned down an alleged lion of almost life-size, his curiously- twisted ta.il bearing- aloft a, medallion counterfeit of a mediaeval banner and a Ecroll emblazoned with the motto appropriated by the family, Dleu ft mon. r.AratooB. W. H. FMnr Now the applicant for admission pushed up by main strength the heavy latch, if the gates, were net themselves nlready ajar, as was most likely to be the case in deference to th<i modern idea of Hospitality f or a city house. Here had lived Col. Lebourgeois during a long bachelorhood, which had llauted until he was turnec! of 30. defying the iconoclasna of change, and still .'looking forth every morning on to the name Mississippi on which his ancestors 'had also .gazed every morning for gen- i|r,itions. Here, in that heathen period, had :ms.ny a night j^thered the bttcks, bloods, and men alsont town for wrels, whose %*;hoes did not reach their associates of the fashionable world se]s&rat*d by miles of snbstan- tial bloelcs-rwrels in which, riTalin^ u th«y did the orgies of the East, frail woman by her presence jf ire a toast to SLii mine ud » actitiment tc the Here Col. Letourgeois woke up oni sober, rainy morning 1 , to realize tha% •unless he soon married the family name must die with him. Uere he brought home a lovely, trusting bride from New Orlea.na, thirty years his junior. Here be passed his few remaining- days in a pure-hearted bliss that he did not deserve. Here the childish voices of a noble boy and a tender-hearted little girl awoke echoes of deepest regret for his past in the breast of the man, who yet with outward g-ay- *tv faced the last foe who, he knew too well, was stealthily but surely gripping- him for the death struggle. From here his old cronies, who had many a time joined him in secret debauch in these verv rooms, carried him out at last after the clergyman had said the same old words over him about "our deceased brother" which he had only just pronounced the day before at the grave of One rich in good deeds; and saw to it that his body was safely locked op in the mouldy, damp-stained T»olt t» orumbl« »way to amhes like the Lebourgeoises who na* be«n placed there before him. Yrooii here, after a year of solitary grandeut and loneliness, the widow went with her two children to join her relative* in bright, g»y Paris, sending- back th« boy, however, to be educated at Yal«, his father's old college. Ten minute,? after bis adieus to th« Colonel saw Paul seaied on a beach ii» "the square," gazing up at the win/ dows of the old house and scanning the rusty ol'd lions on the Kates. H« had often done the same thing- before, but never before wi th the same inter est. He half fancied that he might catch a glimpse at the window of the haughty blonue with the black eyc:3 and possibilities of tenderness— but be was mistaken. M Lebonrg-eois had. apparently, no call i to sew or read by the window thai ! noon, or even to look out of one. "Pe: j haps she's taking- 'a nap after lunch," | saki 1'a.al to himself. "Shall I po in i now?" he queried. "Xo, I'll watt until I've done the rest." 1 So he g-ot up and moved slowly along- past Clabber allev, down which he g-htnced for a moment, to the Third district police station. It seemed to be a dull day- No volleys of shrill feminine oaths from the cells beyond the sergeant's desk saluted his ear; not a drunken snore from an incarcerated inebriata was to be heard. The sergeant was making- no entries in his many-volumed history of crime, but, with his feel planted on the office rail and his chair tilte.4.agamst the wall, was reading-, t paper&na jJuffirjg-a cigar. ''Ah, Orb," he said, "you made a good thing out of that Clabber Alley business last night. The Conservative man has just been in, and he says that after you're a little less green you 'won't be so fresh about nigg-er slashings.' He wondered why the hell Abe didn't cut it down anyhow. Thinks the Orb must be pretty hard up to' fill up with that sort oi stuff." "Well, he's a right to his opinion," replied Paul, not disposed to criticise his rival "What's going to-day?" "There's all the papers over there on the hook," replied, the sergeant, pointing to a table kept exclusively for the reporters. "I don't believe there's any thing- in them you'll wa&t," Paul looked OVOT -'Oie papers" the official reports of the various roundsmen, and found a smali fire or so, besides tha arrest of a true'lc-driver for running over a little girl. "A pretty child," the sergeant said. It had happened near the station, and »he had been brought iu there 'before the ambulance had carried her o:ff to the hospital. Tho sergeant -'g-neased" that "both herleg-s would have to com« off, and that Whateley, Jones & Co., would have tc pay "big money" to settle with th« little girl's parents for their truck- man's carelessnus*. Paul noted tn« name of the hospital. He would hava to find out later what the surgeons had done, and what Whateley, Jones & Co. had to say. Kight around the Corner, two blocks off, was the Second District police ooiirt, which, of course, had *»t»tion a mile or so away, since the Third District one was so handy to it. Tha docket had been cleared early in th« morning, and Paul depended on tha g-ood nature cf the clerk, ayOnisg- German thoroug-iily contented with life and his lot, to post him on anything 1 that had happened. It was not much. One facetious occurrence, a deserted bride's arrest of ber unfaithful spouse, seemed to the clerk a -'good one." Th« husband g-ave as his reason for running away his prejudice as to false teeth, false hair, and bust pads; all these fictitious charms having-, he claimed, b«*n warranted genuine by the lady before the ceremony. He was very indignant when he discovered that justice did not take the same view of the matter that he did: but promised finally not to go back on her again, rather than to g-o up for thirty days, perhaps longer. Having- fathered material for an article in th« broad burlesque line, Paul turned hl» ateps back to "the square." He still had the various justice-shops in that quarter of the city to visit. But th«y would take him so long, and carry him •uch a distance off, that his chance foe •eeinc Mist Le.bourg;eoU that <J*r nrfyhjf •lip. Tne inevitable mig-txt a* wen t» iaced at once. He tried again to formulate a plan ot procedure as he walked along. But it SHOT KRj fOXT TUX DOCK. w*» BO tm. So completely ^S »• **- ab5« V) forecast his coming adventure, that he gave up the attempt and left the encounter to chance. Once determined 'to do something 1 , Paul was not the sort of young fellow to dilly-dally with it. Although his-knees knocked together and his heart showed n, tendency to rise in his throav-he walked very boldly up to the big iron gates, ajar, pushed one of them farther open, half closed it after him, covered with quick strides the graveled walk which separated him from the broad Btens that led UD to the broader plans., mounted them without Btumblinjf, aad confronted the bijr knocker, » duplicate of the lions on the g-ate», wiaich filledithe place of bell- pull »r alBOtrio bui»»fc Paul lifted it and let it fall. Its «wa weight was all sufficiemt, and it clashed loudly and harshiy on the iron piate, against which it usually rested, and which seemed to kave been purpo»»ly made responsively sensitive. The echoes had not died away when the upper half of the door swung open- Paul had not before noted that it was divided laterally—and a trim, dapper Frenchman stood before him. who inquired, "What Monsieur was pleased to want." ~^s either Mrs. Lebourg-eois or Miss Lebourgeois, or bo'"', at home?" asked Paul, boldly. "Mademoiselle is in, but not marlaine," replied 'She Frenchman, who. hyving seen that the man before him \vasu V, . , 1 UMLI PKOTOOB HOft. gentleraan, with the quick perceptions of his country, had opened the lower half of the door in the interval. "What name is Monsieur'pleased ta g-ive?'' he asked, standing- one side to let Paul pass and precede him, pointing the while to open doors, on the right, evidently leading into the state drawing-room. Paul entered and took out his card case. He had marked one card in the left corner, '"From the Orb" and this was the card he had intended to send in. But the quickness with which he had been admitted was unexpected and somewhat flustered him. He dici not care to fumble about the card h« handed to the Frenchman and dispel the illusion which that functionary was under that he was "on terms" ttith family, and thus Co raise z, doubt of his Identity by showing that it mattered which card he chose. So he took the first one, not the one he had marked, and handed it to the. servant. Itii inscription was simply "Mr. Paul Terry," The Frenchman almost immediately disappeared with a silver tray—mysteriously evolved from Paul could :aot guess where—and Paul stum- bli-d back in a very dark room on to the first seat he could iiud. Bin old-fashioned capacious sofa. He had hardly time to gather together enough of his impressions to realize that t he hall was very wide and ran the whole length of the house, was wainscoted, and hung with armor and curious things; that a couple of setters had rushed out when he entered, to retire a.t a word from the Frenchman; that < he room in which he sat was very dark And very big. witb black cavernous recesses, wainscoted, too, and hang •with pictures draped in protecting coverings, when the.light step and lighter shadow of a yonng-g-irl announced that he pras in the presence of Miss LIH bourj^eois. That she was simply dressed in morning attire of white, PauFs eye quickly noted, as with cordially extended hand she advanced llo him quickly, saying: "Frank will not be here until next week, but mother and 1 will be glad meanwhile to do anything we can to muke pleasant the stay in St. Louis of his old colleg-e friend, Mr. Terry, of whom we hava heard him speak so often and so affectionately." "But I am afraid, y<jia are making- a mistake." returned Paul. "I only wish I could claim Miss Lebonrg-eoii^ jtind considv-raiAon as 'her brother'* o(f frrend. -My visit, 1 am sorry to sa.y, is simply one of business." Paul did not take the extended nanw. He had no chance. It had dropped by its fair owner's side long before he had finished his reply CHAPTER V. A moment—it seemed an hour—of significant silence followed Miss Iiebounr'Jois" question, in which Paul felt that he was being 1 closely scrutinized. In coming- forward to greet her be had advanced near the door-way- Such liffht as managed to straggle in througlTthe windows in the hu.1! fell full upon bin. Miss Lebourg-eois stood in the shadow with her back to the door-way. H>; could not tell whether the picture drawn to him of her beauty was an exaggeration or not, She did seem to him to have a graceful Dg-ure and dignified carriage, which needed no art of Worth to set them forth. The fine outlines adapted to their own proportions the simple gown she wore, leaving the impression of severely classic drapery. The haughty look seemed a natural inference—one did not need to see it to feel it. As for the melting tenderness in the eyes, if it existed, it was of course lost. Paul imagined instead flashes of fire, sparks of indignation at the unwarranted intrusion. Perhaps that was all imagination. Miss Leboui-geois first broke the silence. "Then," she said, "you are not tha gentleman I supposed when I received your card. You are n-ot the Mr. Paul Terry who was a classmate of mv brother's at Yale; whom he hoped to meet in New York: and on whose account he puts off, he writes, his return to St. r'mis. Yet. 1 must •my, yoo: loolli' ^ary »«ca llk« him—•*: leant like what I imagine him to look like from—my brother's, description." All this wa» »aid rapidly, in surprised protest, as much to herself, »s if thinking- aloud, as to himself (Paul) Tb«re was a fearless naivete about it *nd a hint of hesitancy in the last words, "fram.-rm.y: Brother's description." that made Paul feel more tfia"ri erer that be was an impudent intruder. The vulgar errand of bis visit grated on him even more than it had in anticipation, lie had no_t looked for this sort of a reception. He had not counted upon being recognized. His disgust with himself was at the full. He felt like beating a hasty retreat with his object left even untried. Yet Frank would soon be in St. Louis, be sure to be told of the visit, and seek him out. All would then have to be explained to him. There would be no dodging Frank. If he left in his real personality—that, oi a common reporter—pcr- bnps Frank would not discover his identity. He did not believe that Frank would stay, long 1 in St. Louis, which he always declared he hated. The3 r might thus never meet, whiet would be better, far better, since they would no longer meet on an equal footing-. Frank did not know tha.t he had abandoned law for journalism. He would have no clue to put him on the track beyond tYie coincidence of identical names. Frank, from his letter to bim- seU i-eceived at his cousin's office that morning—the mysterious epistle which be had crumpled up to immediately taM out again and carefully save— iejieved him still in the East. Yes, he would baffle Frank and remain incog. This was the quickly formed plan which g-overned his reply to M-iss Lcbourgeois. ^tjy? ai ' "I did once have a relative—a distant cousin, in fact—at Yale years agp," Paul said, "a young- lawyer now. But whatever his relations may have been to any member of your family—a thinjr I never guessed—I would be the last one to try to use his name as an introduction to further my present errand. I mav as well tell yoa at once who I am and why I am here. I am a reporter on the steiff of tha Orb. When I came I asked th« servant for either your mother or yourself. In fact I hoped to see vou together. You may not know the custom hers now—having- lived so long- abroad, I am told—except by hearsay; but on the occasion of great semi-public balls, like that at the Southern, the papers publish full discriptions of th» costume« of the ladies. To make thes* accurate they g-et them in advance as far as they can. It is not a question whether a,lady'« gown and jewelry will or will not be described in the papers" —Paul laid great stress on this point— "becausft the staff is on hand to see them and write them up. It is simply a question whether a lady pr<sferi. to have her toilet go in ai. the reporters can catch hasty glimpses of it, or whether a lady prefers to have it go in accurately. Go in it must and will in any ca.se. 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