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b T A rtH O oa
p ^ to a to .
New M exico Must Depend on Future,
Issued tack Week
W ashington, Feb. 18. — N otw lth -'
standing reports sent from Wasliington,
------2 no agreeuieut has been made by leaders
j in congress to paes a bill at the next
session of congress admitting the ten i-
tory of Near Mexico into the Union.
FOREST GROVE. ......... OREGON
NEWS OF THE WEEK
SJ a i I
The Rou pel 1 Mystery
A u s t ) r n
Q r a n v i 1 1 e
to the Ton.
CHAPTER X X I.
| gossip of society, or prepared to talk
“ Madame and Monsieur Colbert-Remp- cleverly ou deeper topics. The dinner
Hn, you say. are constant visitors at was irreproachable. Had Cassagne's mind
The facta Ol the case are briefly as lol-
, the house of the Yieomte de Valair,” not been so preoccupied he would doubt
! remarked M. Cassagne, on the morning less have enjoyed it. There are some
A delegation of New Mexicans, bead-
following his adventure in the garden.
dinners money will not purchase.
led by the governor, tame to Washing- A p p eararces Indicate Greatest Strike . “ Ye»,’’ replied D’Auburon. "They are
“ We are to have no cards, I believe.”
A Resum e o f the L ess Important but , 0Q Mveral w w k l a<0 fo survey the
both there nearly every night.”
said the broker, "that is the edict to
Ever M are in State— O re
Not L ot* Interesting Events
| “ Now is the time you must introduce night, is it not?"
held and determine whether or not
me as the rich Swiss gentleman, prepar-
"Yes," replied the vicotntesse, "we are
o f the Past W eek.
S eem s Unlimited.
th8re was prospect of statehood legis
; ed to take shares in the Consolidated to have for once a quiet evening. I hope
lation this session.
I Dock Company, or whatever you call it." you will manage to amuse yourself.
aas to have been backed by 100 or
| “ I am prepared to do that.” answered There is Madame Froizart; she will sing
Two men were burned to death in » more New Mexicans had the outlook
Reno, Nev., Feb. 18. At th# 50-(oot r>’Aubur0n, "whenever you are ready to
But after conferring level of the lease of John Kearns, on assume the part. Of course I cannot an- you something, doubtless, it you ask.”
fire at Limestone, N. Y.
"And you. madame?"
with the leaders in both branches of Balloon mountain, at Rawhide, today, gwer that the mere establishment of busi-
"Oh 1 for me. 1 have reserved a special
Jews of Pittsburg have raised a fund
congress, the advance guard decided Tom Kearns set off a shot that
ness relations with the vieomte will lead treat for myself. I am going to show
to aid distressed Jewish families.
that statehood legislation could not be ere<] a breast of ore literally alive with to an invitation to his house.”
Monsieur Lazare my conservatories,
Whitelaw Reid has returned to his secured this session, no mattet how gold and assaying clear across the six-
"You need not frighten yourself about while he tells me something about peas
post as ambassador to Great Britain.
many men appeared on the scene to foot opening more than $600 per ton in that. Any one who has any money to ant life in the Swiss mountains."
Thereupon the gold and silver, making it by far the drop on his card tables need not remain
M. I-azare wandered under the palms
A Corean and Japanese Exclusion urge its enactment.
“ big lob b y ,” was called off and the argeet
discovery in the history of long uninvited. 1 have seen enough of in the conaervatory. It was but dimly
league has been organized at Denver.
original delegation went home.
lighted. A few colored lamps alone were
Nevada, if not in the world.
A pearl necklace ard a pin of extra
Two propositions were submitted,
Tbe strike is only a short distance him this evening and say that you expect suspended from the glass roof of the spa
ordinary beauty, valued at $60,000, but no pledges of any sort were given. from th ° estate of the Balloon Iiili me from Berne shortly. Meantime, you cious building, so spacious indeed rhat in
have been stolen from Countess von First, it was suggested that it might be com pany’ s property which sold last must post me thoroughly on the Dock winter it appeared as a garden, covered
Company scheme, and when I meet the with glass and so heated as to protect
Wattenslebe, at Berli.
well to send a congressional party to week h r $600,000.
Not since the dis-
vieomte I must be prepared to endorse the rare collection of plants and flowers
Mies Em ily Curribr, for 43 years a New M exico during the com ing summer covery of Tonopah has the excitement It."
from the killing frosts.
teacher in Chicago public schools, is
"What is your particular object in
There were little paths running here
dead. For the past 41 years she never
Colbert-Remplin and there. The vicotntesse led her guest
of them businessm en and othe*-a clerks, through the de Valair lens? There are along one which took them to the very-
missed a day from her duties.
sion into the Union. The other propo left for the scene.
This rush has been other houses which she visits more fre center of the building, where some lofty
Utilization of autom obiles to trans sition was merely to allow the New going on for the paet ten days
quently where perhaps you would have palms reared their heads under the great
port rubber from the back country of Mex.cans to come to W ashington in i perte of strikes from the camp, but the better opportunities of watching her.
glass dome. There was a rustic bench
the Congo to the river is planned by force next winter and appear before the ■ confirmed story of the Kearns strike
"No, not according to your accounts facing the plashing waters of the foun
the Am erican-Ccngo com pany.
territories committees of senate a n d ! this afternoon has added to the excite of the de Valair entertainments. You tain and sheltered from observation by a
say that they are extemled until a late thick groveth.
W h ile the driver of a W ells-Fargo house in support of their statehood b ill. ment.
She began by a defense of the vieomte.
The population since last week haB hour, snd that Madame Colbert-Remplin
ezpre-s wagon was delivering a package
grown to 6,000 and is being added to as herself has become a confirmed gambler. Her manner was the well-bred one of a
in Reno a thief stole a sack containing
T O W ELCO M E FLEET.
What better opportunity could you wish woman thoroughly accustomed to meet
rapidly as conveyances can carry for-
$5,500 in gold. No arrests have been
for than to study a person under such men of all ages and dispositions, of all
tune seekers to the cam p. The ore to
circumstances? Give me the atmosphere minds and temperaments.
H onors o f Vice Admiral fo r Evans at all appearances is in place.
The vein of the gambling table to show up the
Callao, Pern, is making great prepa
"Monsieur de Valiar has gone to play-
forms a contact between the main back points in a person's character.
rations to welcome the battleehip fieet.
cards, I feel convinced," she said, look
Lima, Peru, Feb. 18.— The Am eri bone of Balloon h ill and joins the coun
"As you will," assented D'Auburon. "I ing at Cassagne with her soft, liquid
The Kentucky legislature is still in
can fleet, which is steaming up the try rock to the west, which is altered should have thought, though, it would eyes, "let us sit here and talk, you and
deadlock over the election of a senator
have been an easy matter for you to have 1. Do you know, it is a rare thing for
A - * » . '■ « ■ » • -
attached yourself to the household of
The Spokane A thletic clu b w ill admit * » • —
ed to arrive at Callao next T h u rsd a y,1 rying about $3 in gold to $1 in silver madame In some capacity: where your me to have a quiet evening. Don't think
women to its boxing and athletic con
my husband discourteous. He has some
and the government has ordered that
opportunities of studying her. and not peculiar ways. He thinks he has dis
testa. Smoking will be barred.
ing with whom she is in touch, would be charged much of his duty as host when
WAR FEVER IN R U SSIA.
Rear Adm iral Evans be tendered the
Local labor unions in San Francisco
he has given bis guests a good dinner,
are doing everything in their power to
"You are mistaken, my friend, I assure and then everybody in this house feels
Cor ne Bolognsi left Callao tonight for
•id the fight against bubonic plague.
you," replied the detective, "in'your esti so much at home. The world has treated
mate of the opportunities such a course you very nicely,” she continued, "has it
Banker Morse, of the New Y'ork ice this port.
Feb. 18.— The alarm would afford. Suppose I did bribe the not? My husband tells me you have
trust, was much surprised at his arrest
Everything is in readiness at Lima
reports of the possibility of boati li footman to leave, and took his place, done wonderfully well, and you are not
when he landed from a European trip. and Callao for a glorious welccm e to '
between Russia and Turkey, w hich which could. I admit, be easily done: the yet forty, I should judge. Why don't
The official program
Two Mexican woodchoppers in Cali includes a great banquet which w ill l-e|have P l e a t e d all stratas of Russian opportunities which would be afforded of you go into politics and make a great
fornia ate toadstools for mushrooms and given by President Pardo to the officers soruety, have assumed the r rop rtions watching Madaine Remplin would not be name? I think if 1 had been a man I
any measure increased. M orse, in should have done so. You should have
At A W
I t .1 K 1
A n- A M A
f A n
. , A li f k
. A in
Ex>th died before a physician could
in com mem oration of
W ashington’s of a veritable war scare, to which the the presence of servants she would be
me talk to your friend Monsieur D'Au
birthday. On Friday Adm iral Evans, sensational press is devoting its biggest doubly cautious; and she could, in the buron.”
Fight for the privilege of railroad if his health permits, w ill visit the headlines
capacity of mistress, impose such tasks
"You think Monsieur D'Auburon has a
The situation is taken seiiously, not upon members of her household as would
building in Turkey and Austria is ere president and the visit w ill be returned
career before him?"
effectually compel their absence when she
atirrg serious inharm ony among the on hoard the Connecticut. A bull fight
The vicomtesae laughed very merrily
M. Dutch- wished to be entirely free from espionage.
powers of Europe.
has been fixed for Monday, at which it conservatism politicians.
pected nearly ail the officers and at
leader of the majority in the Besides, a mere servant has no opportu
career— your frietid Monsieur
Baron Takahira, w ho lias returned to
. . .
I 11 A n ivi O
A n ai mi.Ari
1 n f n n t i a n
intention F to
nity to follow her and watch her in so
the United States as ambassador from least 5,000 of the sailors w ill have an night of raising at the next meeting of ciety ; to note her actions when mingling D'Auburon. Why. no, he is far too lazy.
Japan, aaya the idea of war with Japan opportunity to eee the sport of the the committee of national defense the with the world, to listen to her as she That it why we have had such interest
ing conversations. I have kept urging
is “ too hellish to think o f .”
converses with her equals, and to read upon him the necessity for exertion. He
Meiggs lias been arranged for Tuesday question of the nation's readiness for
maintains that work of any kind will
It is beieved that the larger part of and on Wednesday there w ill be a re
the battleship fleet w ill eventually ception at the American legation. The vital importance, in view of the news and behavior.
“ And yet when he visited me in Swit
make a visit to the Orient, in the in war minister w ill give a dinner to the from the Caucasus and all parts of
zerland he was the most indefatigable
terests of preserving the entity of American officers on Thursday, Febru Europe. He also purposes to interpel
of climbers. I had hard work to keep
ary 27, and the following evening the late the minister of communications on men proceeded to the office of the Mu
up with him, I can tell you.”
the ability of the railroads to transport
Secretary Metcalf has made public
“ I thought Monsieur D’Auburon had
troops qu-ckly to the frontiers.
never beeu in Switzerland. At any rate
the report of Adm iral Convese on the
The douma, according to M. Gutch-
Vieomte de Valair, Jules Chabot. M
effectiveness and standing of the Amer
PIN CH OT WILL Q U IT.
koff, w ill be guilty of crim inal negli Colbert-Remplin and others interested in I know he says hs detests mountains.”
“ Our friend possesses the rare merit
¡can navy, which is to the effect that
gence if it peim its the country again to the dock enterprise.
of being modest. Ask him about Chamou-
our navy is as good as the best in every
Reported He Haa Plana for C areer be drawn into a war for which it is
During the conversation which ensued nix and the Matterhorn when you next
thing but numbers.
wholly unprepared. The surest means the broker Herr Goldstein called and see him. He can tell you a few stories
in the Senate.
to avoid a rupture, he said, is serious brought the Intelligence that such stock which would surprise you. But let us
There is an ou tlook o f plague in
W ashington, Feb. 18.— The story has
G erm any's W est A frica colonies.
as he had been authorized to place upon talk of more immediate things, madame.
been put in circulation in Washington preparation for any eventuality.
the Bourse had found ready takers.
Monsieur D'Auburon is not In Parisian
The report is again current that to the effect that Gifford Pinchot, chief
SW EDEN FEARS RU SSIA.
“ It is always the way with a really society, an! Just now I am particularly-
Japan is trying to floa t a loan in of the Forest service, w ill retire from
aound thing.” he remarked, "with good interested in Parisian society. Your own
service at the cloee of President Roose
names behind it. An enterprise of that circle, for Instance. You seem to have
F ran co
reached velt’ s term, and go W est 10 grow up Strained Relations O ver Coaling Sta character always goes." Then he whis drawn around you some charming people
tion May Bring W ar.
Genoa badly worn out by bis fligh t with the country. The report goes on
— the Coibert-Hemplins, for instance.”
pered in de ^ aliar's ear :
to say that Pinchot has a desire to mix
Stockholm , Feb. 18.— The relations
“ Who is the new man? Tbe one in
“ You like them?”
"Y e t; the husband is so well inform
The garrison at Fort Y ellow stone in politics, with the hope of ultimately between Sweden and Russia are decid the white vest, who wears a pale green
ed— I don't mean merely on matters of
The tension ribbon as a watch guard."
will be increased to fou r troops o f being sent to the senate from the state edly strained at present.
"That is Monsieur Frederic 1 -azure, finance, but on all topics. I was greatly-
in which he takes his residence.
cavalry o f 1U0 men each.
has arisen because Russia insists upon
rich manufacturer of Berne, Switzer interested in what he was talking about
Since M r. Roosevelt became presi being released from the agreement made
Tw o men were killed w hile w alk
ing on the railroad near Billings dent, Mr. Pinchot has been a very pow when Sweden surrendered Finland, that land. I suppose he eschews watch chains during dinner— the dissolution of your
Mont. They w ere too drunk to no erful man in the adm inistration. He no naval stations or fortifications should because he gets enough of them in his second empire. By tbe way, what nn
tice an approaching train.
was holding an insignificant office as 1« established on the Finnish shores business. I have Just put his name down ideal lady of ths court his wife, with her
for a large block of shares. Be sure and white hgir and aristocratic
The part taken
The house com m ittee on m ilitary chief of the forestry division of the Ag adjacent to Sweden.
Government by Russia in the Norwegian integrity be particularly civil to him. lie is com would have made under the Third Napo
affairs has agreed to recom m end ricultural department.
m ore pay for enlisted men.
forestry work was then in its infancy treaty and her present attitude on the
us? We shall have a very quiet time
"D o you admire her?"
J. Plerpont Morgan was an Inter and the work of Pinehot’ e division Baltic “ closed sea question” also have Positively no cards, will be the order of
"Greatly— in a way.
Is she not a
ested spectator duriug the senate de counted for little. M r. Pinchot quickly greatly irritated Sweden.
woman with a history? She looks like
bate on the pending cu rren cy bill.
interested the president in the subject
War is feated in Sweden, because
Thus early In the day fortune had It.”
Turkey Is w ithdraw ing her troops of national forestry, and when the pres liu-sia for some time past has been pre faTored M. Frederic I-azare. Almost a
The words were spoken so quietly and
from the Russian fron tier o f Persia ident became intereeted the division paring to establish a naval station on stranger in Taris, the Ticomte had gra naturally, that though she started with
and the ou tlook M O M to be for sprung into prominence, and has grown the western shores of Aland island, ciously invited him to meet the vlcom- surprise at the directness of the ques
steadily to its ptesent proportions. Its which is 25 miles from the Swedish tesse at their house in the Avenue Mag- tion, the vicotntesse could not possibly
M anager Conreid, o f the New Y ork growth and the extension of its w oik coast and only a few hours by steamer ram.
doubt her guest s good faith in puttinz It.
opera, has resigued and w ill be su c would not have been possible but for from Stockholm.
"With much pleasure." had been the
"Yes," she replied, "she has a his
ceeded by a fam ous director from the aid of president Roosevelt.
formal phrase with which the wealthy tory.”
M ilan. 1'
Swiss bad accepted the invitation. But
"I thought I was right. I am a read
Continued O ver O bjection.
A fter being In the hands o f r e
D eadlock Is Unbroken.
Fan Francisco, Feb. 18.— The trolley be uttered the words from the bottom of er of human facet in a way. If I had
ceiv ers for eight years the assets o f
been asked. I should have said, looking
Frankfort, K y., Feb. 18.— Tbe Ken bribery cases of Calhoun, M ullaly,
a New York bank shrunk from
“ I am delighted to meet any friend of at her, There is one who has suffered for
$1 5 0 ,0 0 0 to $36,000.
tucky general assembly has balloted for Ford, Abbott and Schmitz were contin Monsieur D'Anhuron's," was the exprea- ambition's take."
Count Bont de Castlllane was fined a month to elect a United States sena ued today by Judge Law lor for one aion with which the Vlcomtesse de Valiar
The vicotntesse turned around on the
$20 fo r his recent assault on his tor to succeed James B. McCreary, and we< k over the objection of Attorney A welcomed tbe manufacturer of Berne. “ I bench, with a half smile parting her
rival. P rince de Sagan, and the lat ;s apparently no nearer an election A . Moore, who declared that all the »pent a few weeks some years ago among lovely lips, and said:
ter w as given 20 cents dam ages.
than it was on the first ballot. In the United railroad officials were ready for your beautiful mountains, and I aseure
"Really. Monsieur Lazare. in addition
immediate trial. All the ca»ee against you I have never forgotten them. Ah to your attainments as mountaineers, you
In a speech before (h e Lin coln first vote ex-Governor Beckham, w ho
me. but it do-*s not really pay to sigh Swiss gentlemen seem to count that of
clu b o f K alam azoo. M ich.. Senator had been nominated at the Democratic Ruef except the one which is now set
K n ox , o f Pennsylvania, said federal primaries, received 66 votes; ex-Gov- for trial were also continued after an for vanished days; they can never come mind-reading. Do you know what you
Attorney again." and a reflective look came into say comes remarkably near the truth?"
regu lation o f railroads had been en ernor Bradley Republican eaucas nomi objection was entered by
Then lowering her voice, and first look
tirely Justified and waa not an a t nee, 64 votes, while seven Democratic Henry Ach on the ground that Ruef her fine eyes, as if some tender recollec
tack on business.
votes were scattered and one Republican had never been arraigned or received a tion. connected with her early trip to ing cautiously around, she added: “ It ia
the land of her gnest'a birth, had recur not generally known, but it can do no
absent through illness. There has been copy of the indictm ent.
harm to tell you, who have gueseed so
Nine m iners w ere killed by an ex
red to her mind.
j l e recalled the sunny smile habitual uear the mark—but Madame Remplin
p losion o f gas in a Kentucky coal no change.
Canada Will Stand by Japs
with her when before her world, by say sacrificed her heart to her ambitions.
Sultan it O n 1» Sm illrg
Ottawa, Ont.. Feb. 18.— The Japan Ing:
You know what I mean ; you are a man
A New Y ork grand Jury has rs
Rome, Feb. 18.— "T h e sultan is rub ese consul was inquiring at the depart
“ When a more adv meed age brings of the world, monsieur. There was a
tu rn ed tw o in dictm ents against Ice bing his hands,” said an ambassador of ment loday as to the truth of a report with it such opportunities as have fallen
young man. with nothing but hit profes
K in g M orse.
one of the leading powers in explaining from Vancouver about the arrest of two to your lot. madame. yon should not re sion, whom she adored, of course. There
Japanese under the Natal act. The gret the flight of years: and are you to was a middle-aged man with a fortune,
Beaeh H argis, the y ou n g man who that the only country to profit by the
be pitied, who know seemingly how to whom she tolerated at first, for the sake
shot his fath er, a K entucky feudist, breaking up of the European under Justice department has no information
standing in the Balkans would be Tur but its officers have instructions to make such good use of tbe world's best of the position he gave her and learned
Is h eld w ith ou t baiL
to like afterward, as all wt poor crea
key. 8o far Turkey has only consented test every case by habeas corpus or things?"
S ecretary Shaw dep lores the fact to a commission to study the proposer! otherwise, so as to permit the Japan
It was a very small party which sat ture» do."
that m ost o f the ships ten din g the
I understand. What became of the
ese to la ml. As soon as the official down to dinner. There were eight per
battlesh ip fleet ca rry som e foreign Austria railways and has not as yet
sons lu all. Ilerr Goldstein, tbe broker, young man?"
fla g and he u rges th e bu ildin g up o f
was one. Jules Chabot was also there
He was foolish. He became dissipat
cessary to obtain concessions from the here, it will be disallowed.
ou r m erchant m arine.
Tbe banker. Colbert Remplin and Mad ed. He drifted away, and went to the
ame Colbert-Reinpltn came in at the last dog». If# fell so low, that I understand
O ver 5,000 men have been put to
Standard D eclare» Dividend
moment Tbe Swiss gentleman waa duly he wrote to his former fiancee for money
w ork by th e N ational Tube Com pany,
Lumbar C o m p ir y *»S 'g r*
New York. Feb. 18.— The director» Introduced to all In turn: but the for —did It frequently. A woman would not
near C leveland, O hio.
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Feb. 18.— The of the Standard Oil com pany declared a tunes of the evening placed him by tbe have »looped to that."
New Y ork la bor leaders want to
aide of the vicotntesse and remote from
"But you have not known Madam« Col
n om in ate la bor can dida tes fo r p res firm of W . B. Earlhtnan A C o., deilere quarterly dividend of $15 per share.
in lumber, have assigned. The liabill- The same amount was paid in the cor that portion of the table where Madame bert-Remplin long?”
ident and vice president.
responding quarter last year. Standard
Something Induced him to Bay the
F ora k er
President ties. It Is said, w ill approximate $700.-
He found in his hostess a woman of words and risk what followed. Tbe effect
R oo s e v e lt is using p olitical p a tron 000 with assets between $500,000 and . Oil is an unlisted stock. The amount unusual converantional attainments. She
u p « the rloomtesse. Indeed, seemed elee-
j of stock outstanding is $100,000,000
ag e to help the T aft boom .
waa equally happy with the chat and trtaal. She regarded him for a moment
I d a Condensed Form for Our
RICH NEVADA STRIKE
HUNDREDS STAMPEDE TO SCENE
with undisguised astonishment.
“ How did you know that my aeqaah»
ance with Madame Remplin was • ..
cent o n e r
“ Why," he answered, boldly, -you tolj
me so yourself. You look surpri^
Don’t give me credit for being too M
a seer. Rather impute to me an eic«t
j lent memory.”
"It is a great gift," said the vicoj.
tease, laughing. “ Do you know, an ^
occurred to me as you spoke just i
and it was such a funny one, that n»
might l>e someone I hud known once, yj
were masquerading in disguise."
"What a funny idea, to be sure," «.
plied M. I-azare, also laughing.
would not be a bad one, would It? Ha
madame, you should try your hand at i
romance. Something from your pea, |
am convinced, would make a sensation."
They went iu together, laughing aw
rily. The first person they encounter^
"Ha, Monsieur D'Auburon," cried ths
vicomtesse, “ here Is your friend uytq
I might write a boow. Let me give ha
some coffee, if we can find some.”
Half an hour later D'Auburon and hi»
friend M. Lazare took their leave. O j
their way home to the Hotel de ¡'Athene
where D'Auburon, in order to keep jj
appearances, had engaged apartments f«
his friend M. Lazare, the latte» r»
"Quite a deal of progress for the fim
evening. Several things are quite clear ii
“ What are they, pray?” inqninl
“ Beyond a doubt Madame Helene Col
bert-Remplln Is the Helene who matrix
Henry Graham, and who consequently g
the mother of I’hilip Graham, ilia
Philip La Seur.”
“ How do you know that?”
“ Well, we have followed the tni
too closely to be mistaken, haven’t it'
But, in addition, there are family tnii
in which I cannot be deceived. The hgl
forehead, tbe peculiar expression of tk
mouth, the general configuration, if
point irresistibly to the same conclusion.'
"And when we have found Philip On
ham's mother, where shall we look !*
Philip Graham himself? I tell you jut
are wrong now in uot doing as I aii
Your wisest course would have been B
have installed yourself in the househsi
of Madaine Colbert-Remplin. You wi
not learn of her son's whereabouts uL
"You seem persistent on that point
replied Cassagne. somewhat testily. “II
you are so anxious that someone should
go and play footman to Madaine Colbert-
Remplin, go and do it yourself. I tell
you I shall remain where I am. 1 pnis
to study the situation as the guest ol
Madame la Vicomtesse de Valiar.”
“ And mark my words, nothing »Hi
i-ome of it," retorted D'Auburon. “In
once you are on the wrong track.”
The detective smiled broadly.
"Don't get so excited, Charles," hi
said. "Before a week is over, you wlJ
be kicking yourself to find how greatly
you have been mistaken.”
Two weeks passed, during which tim«
M. Cassagne. in the character of th«
Bernese manufacturer, continued his vis
its to the de Valiars. He was now but
rarely accompanied by D'Auburon, who
adhered so closely to his contention that
the detective was simply wasting hi»
time, that, as he put it, he considered It
altogether wrong to encourage him In bit
“ These detectives, after all," thought ^
D’Auburon. "are only human. He i* 1»»
cinated by the vicomtesse. Every om
falls into that net. I suppose one cam?
blame him—«he it handsome."
M. Cassagne had apparently made gnt *
strides In the good books of de Valid I
He »pent his mornings in the office of th
Mutual Credit and Loan Company, wh»
he gave really valuable advice concit
ing tbe floating of the Consolidated Dot -
He passed his afternoons seeing P in l
with the vieomte and Chabot; and b-
evenings he divided between the vioej
tesse and the card table. In a hot» 1
where high play was the principal eves*
of the evening, it was impossible Dot B I
come more or less within its Influence. 1
Certain it is that the vicomtess» fct 9
taken a more than ordinary inter« ll 9
her foreign guest. Perhaps he n u i
good listener, which is the sincerest fb- 9
tery to your brilliant conversation»!* 9
Anyhow the insisted upon accompany* •
M. I-azare to tbe table upon the 5* ?
night, and by her presence prerent**
»takes running unduly high.
She need not have been so solicit«*1®
the Swiss gentleman's account
first night or two he lost quit* * n’°. _
siderable sum, to be sure, hut they hw ■
hardly been playing a week Wore J* H
Valiar and his friends discovered that * 9
Lazare knew as much as they did.
De Valiar particularly was nettled » ■
see this quiet, unostentatious iordp® ■
come in and walk away with his monfl- Hj
To tell the truth, pending the float!»! I
the Consolidived Dock Company. “ * 9
article was rather scarce with him.
A boom in some of hi» Argentine
public securities on the Boors*? had P™ J
him, however, a welcome lift- 1*
quite a sum. Three hundred sad
thousand francs bad been placed ^
c v o u u i with
w u a i the
r r u i i * Fond
very evening he drew half of it
and came prepared to pit hi»
against that of M. Frederic
But M. I-azare would not pl*7-
an early hour In the evening it * ^ 1
served that he kept in the outer
He was unusually
served. He paused by the »id*
Colbert-Remplin. An expression
hovered on his features as he
and said :
w ¡t* l
"W ill you do me a favor? 1
the last time. Will you go quietly _
I am willing to save you aH I <**• . 1
Mine. Cotberf-Remplln's whit»
glittering with jewels, trembled »*• ■
u;*on the arm of her easy chair.
faca waa adamant and her vole*
a tremor, as she replied :
“ No. I will not stir from hero ‘ ,
stay and save him. It would km
see him go back to the «lley*-
The detective looked upon th*
white-faced woman »¡King be'or*,
and an indeecribatle something
acrosa his features
It was tn* - . ■
ness of a supreme pity, blended
"T«u can do nothing.” he irreo.
bad better leave him to his f»**_ •
feel for you. but he richly deserve*
I To he cootlnoe*-f