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PROFESSIONAL CARDS FRED C. WOLF »«· W. B.JOHNSTON ATTORNBY-AT-LAW Sntt* «f, Century Block SLYRIA. OHIO CHAS. C. LORD ;f||fp'^i^;'^^f^^^P^p(?| [ ' ^··k.*'V('. i .· *t '·-''(·»· ' '·£:$ '^'.v .'· ' · ) ' ' M ' j j t j . ,*'·*· j ) · ' ; i i % 'C ' ''"fif[ V"*ilv"'V ''- V i '.' js ·'* v'. j · ·'!»·' ·. · J: '' '' J i.- ' ' '· -"· · '·' '. ·*'.'-:-*i 1 ' ' ' MARY HARTWCLL CATHERWOOD Ceefrltfh*. I9fl. by (·· B O W f t M . M K B . £ . I J . M , C O M f A M Y tte» the ett It OB my ror an Instant I waa crown* to HltUn with mi mother** tiara. I eaw the king's features turn to granite and a dark r«d stain abow «· hi* Jawa like coloring on atone. The meat Mij*vo)ent men, and by all hto traits he was one of the most benevo- k*t. have their pltilesa momenta. Ha m«rt have been prepared to combat a pretender before I entered the room. Oaf* .v "\ Now look at thl« you eve* seen hla, beft**r "tern, monsieur. I have, both Aaaerican wood* and ia Pariah -What wan b* doing in the woods?" "Living on the bounty of eae de Chaumont, a friend of parte'a." ' · . . -: · .. .., · . "Who ia her : U A French half breed, brought o» Boo*- But outraged majesty would now take among the Indiana." P ...Fire Insurance.. . R«ofn aa, The Century. BLYRIA. OHIO Etyrlm Toilet Parlor* SCALP TREATMENT AND TOILET WORK AT PARLORS OR YOUR HOME. TELEPHONE, NO. 467. ELYRIA TOILET PARLORS. E. M. FIRST. AUCTIONEER I am prepared to sell at Auction, all kinds of personal property, such as household goods and farm property. Can be reached by mail or 'phone. W. G. MINES, PittsfieM, Ohio. CHAPTER XVII. URPO8ELY we entered Hittau about aunaet. wblcb waa nearer 10 o'clock than 0 in that north- era land. I The palace stood conspicuous upon an laland in the river. As we approached it looked not unlike 'a copy of Versailles. The pile was by no means brilliant with lights, at the court of a king might glitter, finding reflection upon the stream. We drove with a clatter upon the paring, and a sentinel challenged us. 1 had thought of how I should obtain access to this secluded royal family, and Skenedonk was ready with the queen's Jewel case in his hands. Not on any account was he to let it go out of them until I took it and applied the key: but. gaining audience with Mme. d'Angouleme. he was to tell her that the bearer of that casket had traveled far to see her and waited outside. Under guard the Onoida had the great doors shut behind him. The wisdom of my plan looked less conspicuous as time went by. The palace loomed silent, without any cheer of courtiers. The horses shook their straps, and the postilion hung lazily by one leg. bis figure distinct against the low horizon still lighted by afterglow. Some Mittau noises came across the Aa, the rumble of wheels and a bark- inp of dogs. . When- apprehension began to pinch my heart of losing my servant and my whole fortune in the abode of honest royal people, and I felt myself but a poor outcast come to seek a princess for my sister, a guard stood by the carriage, touching his cap, and asked me to follow him. Mfefo*for flto Buckeye Laundry Wagon Qeo., H. Chamberlain Attorewy-at-Law; Strtt* ao-» Ccvtary BvlMiag Elyrta, Ohio C. H. SNOW, Survey or and We ascended the broad steps. He gave toe password to a sentinel there and held whte one leaf of the door. He took a candle, and otherwise dark corridors and antechambers, somber with heavy Russian furnishings, rugs bung against the walls, barbaric brazen vessels and curious vases, passed like a half seen vision. Then the guard delivered me to a gentleman in a blue coat with a red collar, wht belonged to the period of the Marquis da Plessy without being adorned by his whiteness and lace. The gentleman, staring at me, strangely polite and full of suspicion, conducted me into a well lighted room where Skenedonk waited by the ifatther door, holding the jewel case «a tenaciously as he would a «ealp. -·.- ' I entered the farther door. It ·closed -behind me. A girl stood in the center -of this "toner Toom looking at me. I remember none of Its fittings, except -that there was abundant light,-showing her-clear 'blue 'eyes and fair hair, the trans-- .parency -of her skin and hen high expression. .She -was ^all .in iblack except ·a floating muslin cape or fichu, making ·Six years Lorain County Surveyor; Sixteen years Elyria City Engineer. Will respond promptly to all falls in -the line of his profession. 0/ffoe 2OS Uy Blmolt Watch Repairing ? painstaking attention to all work entrusted to me. Watches cleaned 75o. Mainspring put in 75c. All wort guaranteed. If yon contemplate buying a -watch, see me, 1 can save yon money. E.D.K1NDIG, ·a beholder despise the ifinery : of the -em- .pire. We ratiet Tiave examined -each -other ·even sternly, though .1 rfelt ;a -sudden ·giving ^way and heaving in imy 'breast :Sbe was so high, so-sincere. ;If 1 ihad ! been 'unfit to meet the eyes of that ·princess -I :must have shriveled 'before 'her. From -side to side her figure swayed, ;and another .young girl, the -only .attendant -in the .room, stretched -out :botb ;arms rto catch ;her. We ipnt iher ^on a couch, .-and «he sat ·gasping, supported by the lady in waiting. T»en ^the tears Tan down ier lace, and|l kissed the transparent | 'hands, any -own .flesh .and blood I fte- all that a father could 6e to* us. Eoufm. I think there never was a man so un- aelflsb, except indeed, my husband, whom yon cannot see until be returns." Again I kissed my sister's hand. We gazed at each other, our different breeding still making strangeness between ua, across which I yearned, and abe examined me. Instead of making cause with her, however, I said over and over, "Marie Therese, Marie Therese r like a homesick boy .come again to some familiar presence. "You are the only one of my family I have seen since waking except Louis Philippe." "Don't speak of that man, Louis. I detest the bouse of Orleans as a Christian should detest only sin. Hia father doomed ours to death!" "But he Is not to blame.for what bis father did." "What do you mean by waking?" "Coming to my senses." "All that we shall hear about when the king sees you." "I knew your picture on the snuffbox." "What snuffbox:'" "The one in the queen's jewel case." "Where did you find that jewel case?" "Do you remember the Marquis du Plessy?" ""Bes; a lukewarm loyalist if loyalist at all in these times." "My best friend." "I will say for him that he was not among the first emigres. If the first emigres had stayed at home and helped their king they might have prevented the Terror." «--_..- "The Marquis dn Plessy stayed after the Tuileries was sacked. He found the queen's jewel case and saved it from confiscation to the state." "Where did he find It? Did yon recognize thfr faces?" "Oh, instantly." The door opened, deferring any story, for that noble usher who had brought me to the presence of Marie Therese stood there ready to conduct us to the king. My sister rose, and I led her by the band, she going confidently to return the d*nphin to bis family, and the dauphin going like a fool. Seeing Skene- donk standing by the door, I must stop and fit the key to the lock of tb* jneen's casket and throw the lid back ta show her proofs given me toy one who believed in me In spite of hwnsett The snuffbox and two bags «of *iu were .gone, I saw with consternation, tut. the princess recognized -so many tilings that she missed ·'·nothing, 'Controlling .herself as -her touch moved from .trinket to trinket that er mother liad worn. "Bring this ^before the *Sng," she said. And we took it with as, the noble in 'blue ·coat ;and a-ed -collar carrying ;it "His -majesty;'' Marie Thereee told me as we passed alou^ a corridor,'"tries to preserve the 'etiquette 'df a court in our -exile. But we are paupers, Louis. -And, mocking our poverty, Bonaparte makes-overtures to liim to sell the Tight ·of the Bourbons to the throne -of France;" She had not yet -adjusted 'her mind to he faet that Louis XTITI. -was -no.'lon- :ger the one to be treated with by Bona- Ita full vengeance on me for the nn- eonsidered act of the child be loved. "First two peasants, Hervagault and Bruneau, neither of whom had the audacity to steal into the confidence of the tenderest princess in Europe with the tokens she must recognize, or to penetrate into the presence," spoke the king, "and now an escaped convict from Ste. Pelagic, a dandy from the empire!" I was only twenty, and be stung me. "Your royal highness,",! said, speaking as I believed within my rights, "my sister tries to put a good front on iny intrusion into Mittau." 1 took the coronet from my, head and gave it again to the hand 'which had crowned me. Marie Tberese let it fall, and it rocked near the feet of the king. "Your sister, monsieur! What right have you to call Mme. d'Angouleme your sister?" "The same right monsieur, that you have to call her your niece." The features of the princess became pinched and sharpened tinder the softness of her fair hair. "Sire, if this is not my brother, who is he?' Louis XVIII. may have been tender to her every other moment of bis life, but he was hard then, and looked beyond her toward the door, making a sign with his hand. The door opened again. We turned onr heads, and I grew hot at the cruelty which put that idiot before my sister's eyes. He ran on all fours, his gaunt wrists exposed, until Bellenger, advancing behind, took him by the arm and made him stand erect. How long Bellenger had been beforehand with me in Mittau I could not . But when I sajv tne scoundrel o had laid me in Ste. Pelagie and doubtless dropped me in the Seine, ready to do me more mischief, smug and smooth shaven an(| fine jn the red. collared blue coat which seemed^ to be the prescribed uniform of that court. all my confidence returned. I was Louis of France. I could laugh at anything he had to say. Behind him entered a priest, who advanced up the room and made obeisance to the king, as Bellenger did. Mme. d'Angonleme looked once at the idiot and bid her eyes, the king protecting her. I said to myself: "It will soon be against my breast, not yours, that she hides her face, my excellent uncle of Provence." Yet he was ns sJucere a man as ever to witnesses, "We *oall now hear the truth." TT..» few rom-tiers. enduring with h;rni1ness a sight -which they perhaps 'bird *een before, though Mme. d'An- goul««me bad not. made a rustle narong gfl wh What name does he bear r "He la called Laxarre." ·'But why is a French half breed named Laxarre attempting to fore* himself on the exiled court hare in Mit- tau r "People have told him that he reaem- Mes the Bourbons, monsieur." "Was he encouraged in this idea bj the friend of Bonaparte whom yon mentioned?" "I think not, monsieur the abbe. Bnt I heard a Frenchman tell him he Was like the marry red king, and since that hour be has presumed to consider himself the dauphin." "Who was this Frenchman?" "The Duke of Orleans, Louis Philippe de Bourbon,' monsieur the abbe." There was an expressive movement among the courtiers. "Was Louis Philippe instrumental hi sending him to France?" "He was. He procured shipping for the pretender." "When the pretender reached Paris what did he do?" "He attempted robbery and was taken in the act and thrown into Ste. Pelagic. I saw him arrested." "What were you doing in Paris?" "I was following and watching this dangerous pretender, monsieur the abbe." "Did you leave America when he did?" "The evening before, monsieur. And we outsailed him." "Did you leave Paris when he did?" "Three days later, monsieur. But we passed him while he rested." "Why do you call such an insignificant person a dangerous pretender?" "He is not insignificant, monsieur, as ou will say when you hear what he ^··mtf'Bjpf fflnmlMtwl by mented with a ·tack Into the eapo. My out for support and wt the ttgat «% of my mother'a fagot*. I knew that ·he waa to*4ruig.betw»*n Mactt Th*. reae and »e a tortw p*tp4tattng rtaV ft. The devilish rearing aab atpt above itself a forced, admiring, piercing cry. "Long live the qnoanr Them all became the humaalng 4TJh vibration of a striag-ootfabg! (To be Continued ORE TOUCH OF HATORB.' A Well you y did in "He was thrown into the prison of hour as ;l believe to -this. Louis! iLouis!" wonder of .her :know.ledge rand acceptance of one without .a claim ing put .-forward ^was^acound one Jike A ·cloud. RT.0FT. lieettag first and third Twaday of each M AOOABBB HAI.L WUB8T BLOCK. Sefaot Oonnoilor Via. Secretary Mrs. J. E. Woodnff J. E. Woodruff 898 E. Are. T USE. Am TRIBE OF BEN HUR Meetings second and fourth Friday of each month in K. O. T. M. Hall. Chief Scribe R. E. Wilson, Ella G. Crosse 227 Gates avenue. 549 Eighth St. were :so like my father :as yon ·stood there. 1 could see him .again a* lie parted .from us. What miracle haa restored you? How did .you find your way -here? Yon .are surely Louis?" I sat 'down beside her, keeping one iiand 'between .mine. "Madame, J believe, as .you believe, that 1 am Louis Charles, the dauphin ·of France. .And 1 have .come to you first as my own flesh and *bkrad, who must have more .knowledge and recollection of things past than I myself can have. I .have jQot long been waked out of the tranced life I formerly BANKERS PATERNAL UNION ITAT.T. WUBJBT .GsaTk« 4*7 West BtvwBi LO.T.M. MAOOABO BALI. WUB8T BL "I hatre wept more team for the little brother--broken in intellect and exiled farther than we--than fer my father and mother. They were at peace. Bnt yon, poor «hiM, what hope was there for you? Was the person who had you in his charge kind to you? ,He must have teen. You have gmwn to be such a man aa I would hav« yon." "Everybody faaa been kind to me, my sister.'* "Could they took in that face and Da ·nkind? All the thousand question* I have to ask moat fee deferred until th* king aeea yon. I cannot wait for him to *ce you. Mile, de Cboiay. and a moaaag* at «*K» to the king." The lady in waiting withdraw to the door, and tb* royal duchess qvlvend with eager anticipation. H W* have had pretended dauphins to add Insult to exile. Too may not tak* the king unawares, M you took me. Ho will have proof* M plain a* hla Latin themselves a* If echoing, "Yes; now w* ishall hear the troth!" " ' ' · The Iking agato kissed my «ister"n hand .and placed toer in a seat beside ibis .armchair, which Tie resumed. "Monsieur the Abbe Edgew-orth," he said, "having stood on the scaffold "With 'our martyred -sovereign as priest =and comforter, as 'eminently the one to conduct an examination like this which touches matters of ^conscience. We Ueareat in :fais hands;" Abbe Edgewor% fine atid sweet of 'presence, stood :by rthe king, facing Bel- Jenger and the idiot. Tfcat poor creature, astonished b.y "his ^environment, 'gazed at the nigh room corners or smiled experimentally -at the courtiers, stretching .hie ^cracked lips over dark- Stg. Pftlngjfv you told me." ""But Tit escaped by choking a sacristan so that the poor man will long bear the marks on his throat And the Urst thing I knew lie was high in favor with the Marquis du Plessy, and Bonaparte spoke to him. and the police laughed at complaints lodged against him." "Who lodged complaints against him?" "I did, monsieur." "But he was too powerful for yon to touch?" "He was well protected, monsieur the abbe. He flaunted. While the poor prince and myself suffered Inconvenience and fared hard"-- "The poor prince, you say?" "We never had a fitting allowance, monsieur," Bellenger declared aggressively. "Yet with little or no means I tried to bring this pretender to justice and defend his majesty's throne." For on imtant /tea* crowned, parte or any other potentate, and th* pretender, leading her, smiled like tb* boy of twenty, that he was. 'Napoleon can have no peace while a Bourbon in the line of succession lives." "Oh, remember the Duke d'Enghieaf 1 she whispered. Then the door of A lofty but narrow cabinet lighted with many candles wai opened, and I saw at the farther end a portly gentleman seated in an armchair. A few gentlemen and two ladiea In waiting, beaUea Mile, de Chofay. attended. Louis XVIII. rose from bia otat M my ajater wade a deep obeisance to him awrtook her hand and kissed It At once, moved by *om* singular maternal Impulse pernap*, for she wa* half a doaen yean my senior, a* a mother woald whimsically decorate her child, Marie Therejt took, the bajf. circlet el ened fangs. "You are admitted here, Bellenger," said the priest, "to answer nis majesty's questions in the {presence of witnesses." "I thank Ms majesty," saW Bellenger. The :abbe began .as if the idiot attracted his notice for the first time, "Who is the unfortunate diiid you ·hold with .your .right jhand?" "The 'dauphin -of France, monsieur the abbe," spoke «nt BeUeager, his left hand on ibis hip. "Wiat! TaSe .cor* wtoat you say! iHow do .you know that the dauphin of iPrance is yet among the Jiving?" Bellenger's -countenance changed, and ibe took bis feand *ff Lie hip and Jet it ihang .down. "I *eeei*ed the prince, monsieur, from .those who took him out of the Temple prison." 'And you nerer «xebanged him for another person or allowed him to be separated Craon you?" Bftllenger swore, with ghastly lips, ·"Never, on my hopes of salvation, monsieur the abbef 'Admitting that somebody, gave yon this child to keep--by the way, bow ·old is he?" "Abont twenty years, monsieur." "What right bad yon to assume be was the dauphin?" "I had received a yearly pension, monsieur, from his majesty bimself for the maintenance of the prince." "Ion received the yearly pension through my hand, acting as bis maj- ·aty's almoner. His majesty waa ever too bountiful to the unfortunate. He has many dependents. Where have yon lived with your charger' "We lived in America, sometimes in the wooda and sometimes in towns." "Ha* he ever shown Hopeful sign* of recovering hla reaaon?" "Never, monsieur the abbe." Having touched thus lightly on the cast of the Idiot, Abbe Bdgeworth "Pensioners are not often so outspoken in their dissatisfaction," remarked the priest I laughed as I thought of the shifts to which Bellenger must have been put Abbe Edgeworth with merciless dryness inquired: "How were you able to post to Mit- tau?" "I borrowed money of a friend in Paris, monsieur, trusting that his majesty will requite me for "my services." "But why was it necessary for you to post to Mittau, where this pretender would certainly meet exposure?" "Because I discovered that he carried with him a casket of the martyred queen's jewels, stolen from the Marquis du Tlessy." "How did the Marquis" du Plessy obtain possession of the queen's jewels?" "That I do not know." "But the jewels are the lawful property of Mme. d'Angouleme. He must have known they would be seized." "I thought it necessary to bring my evidence against him, monsieur." "There was little danger of his imposing himself upon the court. Yet you are rather to be commended than censured, Bellenger. Did this pretender know you were in Paris?' "He saw me there." "Many times?" "At least twice, monsieur the abbe." "Did he avoid you?" "I avoided him. I took pains to keep him from knowing how I watched him." , "You say he flaunted. When be left Paris for Mittau was the fact-generally reported?" "No, monsieur." "You learned it yourself p» "Yes, monsieur." "But h« must have known yon would pursue him." "He left with great secrecy, monsieur the abbe. It was given out that he was merely going to the country." "What made yon suspect be was coming to Mittau?" "He hired a strong post chaise and made many preparations." Though Wu-Tung-fang la no longer a resident of the United States, memories of him still continue to augment the gayety of the nation. At a dinner--^ party the other night a guest recounted a speech of Mr. Wu'g. : "He was die-! coursing," said theguest, "upon loVe. Ho spoke poetically; it was delightful tof hear tim. relates the New York Tribune. "He told how a certain mandarin one* determined to bring up his son in perfect innocence, in perfect ignorance of women. Accordingly, he took: the boy· td a hut upon a mountain top and dwelt with him there alone;, teaching him to love the gods and to fear those evil spirits and devils that molestinan-, kind. 'In this manner the; boy. grew,into; He was not aware that He knew nothing butf early manhood, women existed. drew nearer. They[ The youth regarded the precepts of the philosophers of old; time. He reverenced all the gods; he Bated all the devils. , : ~ ' ^ "Then, one day, his father took Mm^ part way down the mountain, and fay iB : chance three maidens appeared in the' distance. They passed close by. them with profound interest "What are they, father?" he asked. ; " They are devils, my aon. ^"Hat* ; : them,' the father replied. V : "From that moment the boy "becanW- melancholy. He sat for long hours motionless, gazing far sway. He would 1 eat little. He BigTrefl laften. Hebrew thin and pale, . / i ; ^ ^ " 'My son,' his father asked hlni/anal- iy, /what is the inattet-wlthTnjjuf' ^ "Sighing, the youth said only this:, ;% " 'Oh, father, that laUest deyill tallest devil!"* : ATTefter carrier -with a route IK; 'the, ·astern part of the city 'has lieen having trouble with a dog *elDngihg to a citizen, and the other flay, as he had a letter to deliver, tee stopped at the gat« and said to a man who sat smoking oa- ais doorstep: , , "If you want this letter you must, come out here for it" " "Vhat vhas der matterr* was asked. "I don't want to be bitten by ycor ' · ' ' ' ' ' "So you vhas .afraid of him!" "I certainly am." \- ; , "Vhell, I comedown." He sauntered down to the gate ant received and opened his letter, and a minute later he called out to the departing carrier: '." · "Here, you hold on! By golly, out 1 you make a fool of me! pis vhas only ft circular from a tailor, und my .dogs' vhas all ready to bite you and don't haf a. chaniseL"-- ; Detroit Free Press. ALWAYS LOOK IN THIS SPAGM FOR 1 W1LKW ADO have sold some of our Refrigerators tttoost. turned to me. The king's face retained its granite hardness, bat Belkmger'a passed from ·bids. 1ft ibadijt o£ baffled, confidence, 'But didn't his friend the Marquis dn Plessy discover the robbery? Why didn't be follow and take the thief r "Dead men don't follow, monsieur the abbe. The Marquis du Plessy bad a duel on his hands and was killed the day after this Laxarre left Paris." Of all Bellengert absurd fabrication* this story was the most ridiculous, f laughed again. Mm*. d'Angoutene took her hands from her face, and our eyes met one instant, bat the idiot whined like a dog. She shuddered art covered her sight Tli* priest turned from Bellenger to me with a fair minded expression and inquired: "What have you to **yr I had a great deal to flay, though the PSHrerJ expectjd .to_convlnct.icf* We have others to sell at cost you want one »t · ·:;;;.*

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