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GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
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CnpvHc (if, irwj, tin JfwFxrt 8.
it,. bu'kiiu jug nuiiliu liitl mm
asked plaintively. "Vou have no rliflit
to treat tin? throne I occupy n a sull
ied for pranks ami Indignities. I did
not believe you could be so forgetful."
There wna a proud and pitiful resent
nient lu lior voice Hint brought lilui to
(ill senses at one.-, lie lind dollied lior
throne. Iu sliauio unci humiliation lie
"I am a fool, uu loerule! Vou lmve
lieen too gentle with me, I'or thin
despicable net of mine 1 cniinot nitk
pnrdon, and It would be beucutli you to
grant It. I huve hurt you, and 1 run
never atone. I furi?ot how sacred Is
your throne. Let me depart In din
Brace." He stood erect iih If to forwike
the throne be hnd stained, but Hhe,
swayed by a complete reversal of feel
ing, timidly, plcadiiiKly touched bin
"fitay! It la my throne, nflcr nil. i
shall divide It, lis well us the slu, with
you. Kit down iit-nhi, I bcK of you.
For a brief spell 1 would rule heidd a
man who Is lit to lie u klnc but who Is
a deseerutor. There can be no harm,
and no one shall be the wiser for this
aentlmcnlul departure from royal cus
tom. We are children anyhow, mere
. With an exclamation of dcllclit he re
lumed his position beside her. Ills
"ytllodc."' the crlid in rondo terror
linnd trembled ns ho took up hers to
carry It to his lips. "We are children
playing will) tire," he Uiunnured, this
initiate, this fool I
Hhe allowed Iter hand to lie limply lu
Ms, her bend sinking to the buck of the
chair. When her baud was near Ids
feverish lips, cool mid while and trust
ing, ho cheeked the upwurd progress.
Hlowly he raised bis eyes to study her
face, finding that hers wero closed, the
aemhlanco of a smile touching her llpa
as If they were lu a happy dream.
Tho lips! The lips! The lips! The
Mildness of love rushed Into bis heart;
the expectant baud was forgotten; his
every hope and every desire measured
Itself against his discretion as he look
ed upon tho tempting face. Could be
kiss thoso lips but once his life would
With n start she uiicncd her eyes,
doubtless at tho command of the mas
terful ones above. The eyes of blue
net the eyet of gray lu a short, sharp
struggle, and tin) bluo went down lu
surrender. Ills lips triumphed slowly,
drawing closer and closer as If restrain
ed and Impelled by tho same emotion
"0ien your eyes, darling," be whls
pcrcd, mid sho olicycd. Then their lips
luct-hcr Hint kiss of lovel
Mho trembled from head to Tout, ht
fectly jKuverless beneath the spell.
Again be kissed a princess on her
throne. At this second kiss her eyes
Brew wide with terror, and hhe sprain:
from Ids side, standing before liliu like
one bereft of reason.
"Oh, my find! What have you doneV"
she walled, lie staggered to his feet,
diary wllh Joy.
"Ua;" cried a gruff voice from the
doorway, nud the guilty ones whirled
tu look upon the witness to their Miss
fill crime. IiiKlde the curtains, with
(albino leveled ut the head or the
Aiaerlnm, stood Allode, the guard, hit
face distorted with race. The princess
screamed ami leaped between Lorry
and tho threatening carllue.
"AIliHle!" she cried lu frantic terror.
lie angrily cried out soincthiin: in his
native longtio nnd she breathlessly,
Imploringly replied. Lorry did not no
dorstiiud their words, but lie knew that
Mho had saved him from death at the
band of her loyal, erring cuurd. Al
lisle lowered bis cun, turned low ami
turned bis back upon the throne.
"He-ho would have killed you." she
said tremulously, her face the picture
of coiiihlned iigony and relief She re
luenibered the bllclitliij; klsies and
theu tho averted disaster.
"You what did you say
"L-I-oli, I will not l.
"I bi'B of you!"
"I told him that bo was t
put dow n his kuii."
"1 know that, but i.) v
"1 nch. to save you. sli.
"How did you explain the
"I told him that I had
1 llud Hot been"
"That 1 bad not ben -unVndcd:" she
taspcil, standlm; stliT nnd straight,
with eyes jjlmsj upon the ola'dlcnt
"Vou were not 7" he raptuievislj- cihsl
"I said it only to save your lire!" she
cried, turnlnit fiercely upon blni. "i
shall never forgive jou-necr! Von
must go you uiust h -uve hero at once!
lH) you bear? 1 cannot have you near
mo now; I cannot sit you ntalu. What
lave I gtveu you the riht to say ut
"Stop! It Is as sacred ns"
"Yes, y.si; I understand! 1 trust you,
but you must go! rind tonic excuse
to !ive your friend and tiHlay! tlo
now!" she cried Intensely, tlrst pultinu
her hands tu her temples, then to her
Without wsttlni? to bear his retnon-
trance, If Ind.ssJ he had tho power to
utter one, the glhb-d swiftly tow.ud
the rurtnlnt, allowing him to follow nt
bis will, limed nud crushed lit the
sudden cud to everything, be drtinj.d
his footsteps after. At the door she
poke lu low. tmi.erntlvo tones to the'
. o r:
I motionless Allude, wlio dropped to ills
knees and muttered a reverential re
sponse. As Iirry passed beneath the
hand that held the curtain aside he
glanced at the fuee of tho uiuu who
hnd lR-en witness to their weakness
IIu was look In if straight ahead, and
from his expression It could not have
teen deducted that he knew there was
a man on earth save himself. In the
hull she turned to lilui, her face told
"I have faithful Kiinrds almut me
now. Alhsle has said be did not sue
you In the throiierooui. He will die
before ho will sny otliorwiso," she
said, her lips trembling with shame.
"Ity your command?"
"Ity my request. I do not coiniiiand
my men to lie."
Ride by side they passed dowu tho
quiet hull, silent, thoughtful, the strain
of death upon their hearts.
"1 shall obey the only command you
have Blven, then. This day 1 leave the
castle. You will let me come anulii to
sec you? There enn bo no barm"
"No! You must leave liruusturk at
ouco!" she Interrupted, the tones low,
"I refuse to ko! I shall remain In
Edelweiss, ncur you, Just so Ion- as I
feel that I may be of scrvlrsj to you."
"I cannot drive you out as I would a
thief," sho suhl pointedly.
At the top of the broad staircase be
held out bis bund and murmured:
"(ioodby, your hlchness."
"(ioodhy," sho said simply, placing
her hand In bis after a moment's hesi
tation. Theu she left him.
An hour Inter the two Americans,
one strangely subdued, the other curi
ous, excltttl and Iniputlent, stood be
fore the castle waiting for the currluge.
Count llulfont was with them, bcgclng
them to remain, as he could see no rea
son for the sudden leuvetiiklng. Irry
assured blm that they had trespassed
long enouk'h on ihu court's hospitality
and that ho would feel much more com
fortable at the hotel. Anguish looked
narrowly at bis friend's face, but said
nothing. He was beginning to under
"Ij't us walk to the gates. The count
will oIiIIko us by Instructing the couch
iiiii ii to follow," auld Lorry, cnger to be
"Allow me to Jul ti you In the walk,
gentlemen," said Count Caspar, Imme
diately Instructing a luekey to send the
lurrlugo after them. IIu and Lorry
walked on together, Anguish lingering
behind, having euught sight of the
Countess Pagmar. That charming and
unconventional piece of nobility
promptly followed the prime minister's
example iiuil escorted the remaining
guest to the gate,
Kur down tho walk Uirry turned for
a last glaucu nt the castle from which
love hud banished him, Yetlve was
standing on the balcony, hsiklng not at
the monastery, hut at the exile.
IShe remained there lung ufter the
carriage had passed her gates bearing
the Americans swiftly over tls' white
Castle avenue, nud there were tears In
AHUY Anguish was a discreet,
forbearing fellow. He did not
demand n full explanation of
his friend. There was enough
natural wit lu his merry bead to sec
that lu connection with their departure
there was something that would not
admit of discussion even by eonlldcu
Hal friends. He shrewdly formed his
own conclusions and held his peace.
Nor did he betray surprise when Lor
ry Informed htin In answer to a ipics
tloii that he Intended to remain lu
Ldcl'.vcls for some time, adding that
he could not expect him to do likewise
If he preferred to return to 1'arls. Hut
Mr. Anguish preferred to remain lu
Ldclwcls. Had not ttie Countess Hag
mar told lilui she Would always be
happy to see him at the castle, and had
lie any reason to renounce Us walls?
And so It was that they tarried to
Lorry loitered aimlessly, moodily,
ulsiut the town, spending gloomy days
li lid wretched nights. He reasoned
that It were wisdom to fly, but u force
stronger tl mil reason held him In I. del
weiss. lie ventured several times to
the castle wall, but turned hack reso
lutety. There was hope lu his breast
that she iuli;ht scud for him. There
was at least the possibility of soclm
la r should she ride lliroin.li the streets
Auenlsh. on the other hand, v l-ated tin
castle dully, lie spent hours vlth the
pretty countess, uudisuui.vc,) I y thc
tiohlc moths Unit Haltered nhoiit her
llanie, ami he was ever persistent
Hsdil hearted anil guy. lie brought to
I. onj's cars all that lie could Icaru ol
the princes Several tunes he hud
seen lu r and had spoken with her. She
luipdred casually after the health ol
his fii.uid. hut nothing more, l-'rom
the countess he ascertained tli.tt het
highness was Hleeplin; soundly, e.itlui:
hcaitiiy and apparently enjoying the
best ,,f spirits. Information decidedly
Irritating to the one who received It
se, ond hand.
'i'liey had bis'll at the hotel for over a
v,sl; when one after, nsui Aticltish
rush, ,1 Into the room out of breath ami
scarcely aide to ontlol his exeit, incut
"What's up?" cried l.ary "lias the
is untess sacked pm :"
"Not en j.uir coin' Hut something b
IP. and I uiu lis discoverer. You le
1 ' ";l., T wh.lt Volt Slid alsilll suspect
' fun, v lial.ri.-l of being the chief
- .1 In the iilslu. ll-ll Job? Well, my
l" i . I am now willlim to stake my life
II. -t he Is the limn " Tin. news bearer
v.i .1 -vn on the edte of the b,sl and
Jicw the Pist long breath he had had
ti i 1. i.K time.
-WI.) do j.iii t ! iluk so?" deuiand.sl
J c other, all interest.
' II. aid him talking lust now. I
n't ki..w who the fellow was nt
but lie was talking to some
. I.s. king soldier us 1 passed,
ii as 1 heard his vohv I knew he
w as M
I aid. There Isn't iiuv uin-stlon
uo.au it, l orry. I mil positive, lie did
not ol.., rve n.c. but 1 suppose by x
time he lias learned that kls llti'l,. job
Was frusiiiit.sl b) two Americans vv ho
heard the plot n.ur the castle gates
He has nerve to come bore, hasn't he?"
"If he Is guilty, yes Still he limy reel
s.s-uiv Iss au- he Is a powerful prince
mm uoie to resent any mvustitl.
, iv f friv NN . . ,
"' l' f' 'dm there. Cure on. We'll go
dawn, sod yon can see for yourself."
iney nurri.si to ti. cxirndor, which
was swarming with meu lu strange
uniforms Tn.xst ....... ..
sinek ..rti.-. i.... . . ... .
buzzing conversationalists were dressed
lu a rich gray uniform.
Who are these strangers?" asked
"Oh, I forgot to tell yon. I'rlnce Lo
ronz Is also here, and these gray fel
lows are a part of bis retinue. Lorenz
has gone on to the custle. What's the
matter?" Lorry had turned pule and
was reaching for the wall with un
"He has come for bis answer," he
said slowly, painfully.
"That's right. I hadu't thought of
that I hope she turns him down. Hut
there's (labrlel over yonder. See those
three fellows In blue? The middle one
Is the prince."
Near the door leading to the piazza
miruui ,,vepfil toon irrnv mwl 1,1 1 in The
uiao designated as (iabrlel wan In the'
center, talking guyly and somewhat
loudly, pulling at a cigarette between
sentences. He was not tall, but he
wus strongly and compactly built. Ills
bulr and cropped beard were as bluck
as coal, bis eyes wide, black and lined.
It was a pleasure worn face, and Ixirry
shuddered as he thought of the prin
cess In tho power of this evil looking'
wretch. They leisurely made their
way to a spot m ar the talkers. There
was no mistaking the voice. I'rlnce
Gabriel and Michael were ono and the
same beyond all doubt Hut bow to
prove It to the satisfaction of others?
Skepticism would follow any attempt
to proclaim the prince guilty because
his voice sounded like that of the chief
conspirator. In a mutter where whole
nations were concerned the gravest
Importance would Ire attached to the
accusation of a ruler. Satisfying them
selves as to the Identity of that pe
culiar voice, the friends passed through
to the piazza.
"What's to bo done?" naked Anguish,
boiling over with excitement
"We must go to Huron IiunglosH, tell
blm of our positive discovery, and
then consult Count llulfont."
"And her royal highness, of course."
"Vet, I suppose so," suhl Lorry, nick
ing the ashes from his cigar with a
finger that wus now steady. He wus
serving the princess ugiilii.
They hurrhsl to the tower and were
soon In the presence of the fierce little
chief of police. Lorry had spent many
hours with Imngloss of lute, and they
bad become friends. Ills grim old face
blanched perceptibly us he heard the
assertions of the young men. lie shook
Ills head despairingly.
"It may be us you say, gentlemen,
but I am ufruld we cun do nothing.
To charge a prince with such a crime
nnd on such evidence would lie mad
ness. I nm of your belief, however.
I'rlnce (iabrlel Is the man I huve sus
pected. Now I am convinced. Hefore
we can do anything lu such a grave
matter It will lie necesisiiry to cousult
tho princess nnd her ministers. In
case wu conclude to nccusu the I'rlnce
of 1 )a vvsbergen It must be after careful
and Judicious thought. There lire ninny
things to consider, gentlemen. For my
part, I would be overjoyed to seize the
villain nud to serve him ns we did his
tools, but my builds are tied, you see.
I would suggesfthat you go at once
to the princess and Count llulfont, tell
them of your suspicious"
".Not suspicions, my lord facts," In
"Well, then, facts, nnd ascertain how
they feel about taking up li proposition
that may mean war. May I ask you to
come at oncu to me with their answer.
It Is possible that they will call for n
consultation Willi the ministers, nobles
mid high (.Hirers. Still, I four they will
bo unw illing to risk much on the rath
er lllnisy proof you can give, (iabrlel
Is powerful, nud we do not seek a war
with him. There Is another foe for
whom we are cpiletly whetting our
swords." 'I he sleuUiennt remark causisl
both listeners to prick up their ears.
Hut he disappointed their curiosity,
noil they were left to speculate ns to
whom the other foe might be. Hid be
mean that Craiislark was secretly, sly
ly, making ready to resist, treaty or no
It required prolonged urging on the
purt of Anguish to persuade Lorry to
aecoinimny him to the castle, but, w hen
once determined to go before the prin
cess with their tale, he wus eugcr, Ini
putlent, to cross the distamv that lay
between the hotel and the forbidden
grounds. They walked rapidly down
Castle uvenue and were soon lit the
gates. The guard knew them, and they
Were luluillled without n word. As
the j hurried through the park they
saw many strange meu iu gray, gaudy
uniforms, and It occurred to Ixrry
that their visit, no matter how great
Its Importune-, was III timed. I'rlnce
Lorenz was holding the center of the
Anguish, with his customary Inipul
tlvciics., overruled Lorry's objections,
nnd they proceeded toward the en
truiicc. The gunrils of the princess sa
luted profoundly, w laic Hie minions of
Lorenz slnred with III bred wonder
upon these two tall men from another
world. It could be seen that the rustle
was asttr with excitement, subdued
mid pregnant with thriving hopes and
fears. Tho iiohlltty of (iiuuxturk wus
there The visitors of Axpliulu were be-
At the castle doors the two men met
their first obstacle, but they had an
ticipated Its presence. Two guards
halted them peremptorily.
"W e must ss- her n) ill highness,"
said Anguish, but the men could not
understand him. They stoically stood
tin !r ground, shaking their beads.
Let us tlud some oiu' who can un
derstand us," advised lxirry, and lu a
few moments the) presented them-
elves before the guards, accompanied
by a )oung nobleman with whom they
had neipnilnlaucc. He sinvcsl.! In ad
vancing them to the reception hall In
snle t lie dooi-s and found for them a
servant win, would carry a message to
the princess tf it were possible to gain
her presence. The nobleman doubted
very much, however, if the missive
h.isilly written by l.rry could Ibid Us
way to her. as she had never las'll so
occupied lis lieu
Lorry In his brief note prnjn1 for a
short uudlen.v t r b.uis.-.f ai.d it An
glllsh, re.illesr.il in.it Count lleibuit
be present, lie liilo.u.cd her t ...t l,,s
mission was of the most Iu-.ci.imc uu
lure and that ll ivlalid to a dis.ovcry
made concerning liie prince who hud
tried to ulslu. I her. lu c-Ulelusi. n he
wrote that ll.irou I i.ir..;l..ss l..i,l re
tpilnsl him to la) is r.atn f.teis before
her and that he had come with no lu
tentioti to uniiov tier.
h le they sat In the waiting room
they saw through the gh.ss d s.rs doz
ens of richly atlireil men nnd w . ;a. n lu
the hall Is ) ond. They w ere co 'vrrs'ng
nnln.aiisl:), CnitwiurU men ni.d weia
cu with dehs-tisl f'l.vs. Axphulnhni
with exul.itlon gl.wlag tn cieryj
gluncc. l.ori.v's hcait sank witlilu hliu.
It seemed bouts before the servant re I
turned to .1I them follow him. The:
his bhssl lcnp.sl madly through veins I
that had been ilub.sl nud lifeless. He
Mil to see her again.
Their guide conducted lliciu to a
small salens in. where bo left them. A
few moiiie.its later the door oin-ued,
nttd there swept nulekly Into the room
the Countess lsguinr, uot the princes. '
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rier face waa drawn with the trouUe
and sorrow she was trying so hard to
conceal, l'.oth men were on their feet
In an Instant, advancing to meet her.
"The princess? Is she 111?" demand
"Not HI, but mad, 1 fear," answered
she, giving a hand to each. "Mr. at
ry, she bids me say to you that she
cannot see you. She appreciate the
ImM,rtanre of your mission anil thank
you for the interest you have taken.
Also she authorizes me to assure you
that nothing can be done at preseut re
garding the business on which you
"She refuses to sec us," said he slow
ly, his fuce whiter than ever.
"Nay; she bogs that you will excuse
her. iler highness Is sorely worn and
distressed today, and, I feur, cannot en
dure nil that It happening. She Is ap
parently calm and composed, but I,
who know her so well, can see the
"Surely she must sec the urgency of
quick action In this matter of ours!"
crlisj Anguish half angrily. "We are
not dogs to be kicked out of the castle.
We have a right to be treated fairly"
"We cannot censure the princess,
Harry." said Urry calmly. "We have
come liornu:' we would befriend her,
and she scs fit to reject our good of
fices. There Is hut one thing left for us
to do-depart as we came."
"Hut I don't like It a little bit,"
grow led the other.
"If you only knew, Mr. Anguish, you
would uot Is; so harsh and unjust," re
monstrated the lady warmly. Turning
to 1orry, she said, "She asked me to
hund you this, and to bid you retain it
as a token of ber undying esteem "
She handed him a small, exijulslte
miniature of the princess framed In
gold Inlaid with rubles. He took It
dumbly In Ills fingers, but dared not
look nt the portrait It contained. With
what might huve seemed disrespect he
dropped the treasure Into his coat
"Tell her I shall always retain It as a
token of her esteem," he said. "And
now may I ask whether she handed my
uote to her uncle, the count?"
The countess blushed in a most un
"Not whllu I was with her," she mild,
recovering the presence of mind she
apparently bad lost.
"She destroyed It, I presume," said
he, laughing harshly.
"I saw her place it In her bosom, sir,
and with the right hand," cried the
countess as If betraying a state secret.
"Iu her You are telling me the
truth?" cried he, his face lighting up.
"Now, see here, I.orry, don't begin to
question the countess' word. I won't
stand for that," Interposed Anguish
"1 should be more than base to say
falsely that sho had done anything so
absurd," auld the countess Indignantly.
"Where Is alio now?" ashed Lorry.
"In her boudoir. The 1'rlnce Ireni
Is with ber alone."
"What!" bo cried, Jealousy darting
Into his existence. He hud never known
"They are betrothed," auld she, with
an effort. There was a dead silence,
broken by Lorry's deep groan ns be
turned and walked blindly to the oppo
site side of the room. He stopped iu
front of a huge painting nnd starcsl at
It, but did not see a line or a tint.
"You don't meau to say Blie ha ac
cepted?" half whispered Anguish.
"Thiink (Sod, you are only a count
ess," he suld tenderly.
"Why why what difference can it
make 1 niean, why do you say thnt?"
she stammered, crimson to her hair.
"Ilecuuse you won't huve to sell your
self nt a sacrifice," be said foolishly.
Lorry came back to them ut this Junc
ture, outwardly calm and deliberate.
"Tell us about It, pray. We bad
guessed as much."
"Out there are his people the wretch
es!" she crlinl vindictively, her pretty
face iu a helpless frown. "Today was
the day yon know, u which he was
to have his answer. He came and knelt
In the audience chamber. All 1 1 rail
stark had Implored her to refuse the
hated offer, but she bade blm rise, and
there, hefore us nil, promised to be
come his bride.
"The greatest sorrow (Iran-dark has
ever known grows out of that decision.
She Is determined to save for us what
ber fnther'H folly lost. To do this she
becomes the bride of a vile wretch, a
mini who soils her pure nature when
be thinks of her. Oh, we sought to dis
suudc her- we begged, we entreated,
but without avail. She will not sucrl
Ihv one foot of (iraustnrk to save her
self. See the triumphant smiles on
their faces tlie brutes!" She pointed
maliciously to the chattering visitors
lu Die hull. "Already they think the
castle thelt-N. The union of (iraustark
and Axphiiln-Just w hut they most de
snisl, but we could not make her see It
"Is the day set'.'" asked Lorry brave
ly after a moment's silent Inspection
of the dark browed victors.
"Yes, and there Is to be no delay.
The marriage contract has already
been signed. The date Is Nov. 'o, tho
day on which we are to account to
Holaroz for our wur debt. The old
prince's wedding gift to (iraustark Is
to be a document favoring us with it
ten yearn' extension," she said scorn
fully. "And where Is she to live?"
"Here, of isiurse. She is (!rausturk's
ruler, and here she Insists on abiding.
Just contemplate our court! (Hcrrun
Willi those Axpliulu dogs! Ah, she lull
wounded (iraustark more tbiin she has
There was nothing more to be said
or done, so alter a few moments the
Americans took their departure. The
countess bade them farewell, s.i) lug
that she must return to the princes.
"I ll sec .Vim tomorrow'," said An
guish, w.ih rare assurance mid the air
of nu old and Indispensable friend.
"And you, Mr. Lorry?" she said curi
ously. "I am very much occupied," he nitiin
bhd "You do wrong In un king to deceive
me," she w hisper,st as Anguish passed
through the vhsir ahead of tlieui. "1
know why you do uot come."
"Has she told you?"
"I have gu.ss.sl. Would that It
could have boon you and not the oth
er!" "One cannot Iw a man and n prime
at the same time, I fancy," he su'.d
"Nor enu one be a princess uud a
Lorry recalled the conversation In
the sickroom two weeks before nud
smiled Ironically. The friendly girl
left them at the door, and they passed
out of the castle.
"I shall leave Kdelwelss tomorrow,"
said ono. more to himself than to bn
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is nl u.c s i,;,, A - ,e
.. g 1 .01 ) :mu a, al j ,..:
I Ut tho other lefus ,1 p,
!l-! '' l'oni;:,v. "You vs. tht
iici.sl !;c that, tireu," aij
I t til 1..I1
PASS, OREGON, MARCH 10,
An"u!su a few moments later. "STie
saw- me (ail your attention to her, aud
ahe saw you refuse to look back. I
don't think that you should have hurt
her." Lorry d d i d resimnd. and
there was no word between them until
they were outside the castle guti-a.
"You may leave tomorrow, Lorry, If
you like, but I'm going to stay awhile,"
laid Harry n trilie confusislly.
"Haven't JoU had enough of the
"I don't care n whoop for the place.
You see, it's lids way: I'm Just us hard
bit as you, and it Is not a princess that
1 have to roiit -nd with."
j "You iii'isn that you are In love with
, "I'm sorry forycu."
: "Think shi'll turn me down?"
"t'nless you buy a title of one tf
these miserable counts or dukes."
, "Oh, I'm not so sure about that.
These counts and dnkes come ovr nnd
marry our American girls. I don't see
why I can't step in and pick out a nice
title coUiiKkb If I want to."
"She Is not as avaricious ns the
'if It VV . I
Kj'.inis in d
aires n'ibi::g 1
House," -ia! 1 1
I :; -!;. ii h"t
( T, he
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Vt--. t i, ci'i ' I v tr:
.ietiou. be: there
r.lc ic .v I'' i " :.;e.
Hie h b . i n is .. .
to ! .ou Uji. : many
of the e we
kr i, a
... . r : VI
one-- I,-. ..uurul and hatipy. Ptin, the
result of vv. a nlv -!i . ..-e, has marred
hea i'.y ami undermine.! happiness.
l'. Jlr. l-Ok WOMliN
Viio c..v:ci- ir-s cyrK-i).
V. .el.,- ', t-i. I v .a -: a third f a century
of l r i e . ,' !e and , ' '." in : . s, a recori:
fw:u :: no eate r l. . '.v 1'. i :! ,'.: .eases
in. 1 iu il.'i-.i.; , .-. ... i . a rvcr
nil. lie. .1. I'u i. . : .,' 1), : ;eice's
!' l'f -n.! ' I'.i vvar
l..n:.e, iu !-.,. ll legal
ne ! y "i ft- . -.ii i. ' s .. r-!iv c
el" I i; " i , .'.'i , I -i- ,V;,kn, .s, I'rel.i;i.
v:i e or ha'!. oi ; . . .hicli tliev can
not en' V: l;, v a i . .1 i at ;.ii.l reason
able l:::.l ef '!i. u n; ..- a' . :.o-
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Ull'l litiM-t fifii' .,io; th it :i iv.11.,1'1 I- '!ii!.)'.'l
to; ll i.l o.tt . 'iiiii it ;. n .1 ' ir ; 1 ami
filpt ' -...'.I li, t.. i ..i:,.t - . ,i.is nf
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S"U. 1:11111.1. :. .rsi ! . . ii.l : .( ..a l.iu.ls el
Cki teisr ne 1 i. t : . 1 :i
If yon c.re !. ki',.i i i-r a p' r'-'i I laxa
tive try Dr. l'ierec'.s I i i. .ant l elli :a.
The rcci nt (h ods in California
b ive occ.isioni il h.utie loss nf Ijf...
During the hrt high vva'er, two men
were re orteil dinwiii.i in ti ii.utarii
of tin' Klanuitii in SN!.iy ai county.
Heme lime later, :i n eii, yet uniden
tified, wus seen lining a lug in (lie
Sacramento liver. 1!" was seen al
Keiiiu t, at Keswick, at 1 tiding nnd
at lied IWutr. He would c:i!l to the
onlookers for lie!;., hut li e current
was so swift that lie vvouid be nut ol
as he '
r wits. Ni.-Iit vvas
'' mi . j t J i.t Red
w as s i n i t him.
liiow i d
Llu'r and mi tuor
He vvas doubt less
A fivomt Kt'intriy for BaSci.
lis .i."isant ta-te
nave i:;;i,!e ( 'iianih.
edv a fav.u ii,. vv ::
ei.ll.llell ll .(eiel.
nnl cold- .!,! jt
ol p lentiii u ia or i
in. nei s. It in t i
.v le n giv - n as s
' ''.'.I a p. ,,rs, v
'a. 1,. I'or sale !.
1 lompt cures
s C ugh rein
tilels of s null 1
- ; I', ir cough..
' v danger
s .i. colise-
. tit liie iil
,:is:s. ;i'"'1' .v
iS.-.( siiib- '
HO! FOH ST. LOUIS
I 1 IV T.I 1
t ) U vW
I s. tr i 3 i i m i-T I
wA ' tote
IWurf'i A t Ostler, ..f the Rockiei in Jdi!mn to the
iitri.ti.mi at y. Uii. This n ouiv h d.n. k
Sninj or returning via the
N n I V A L E D SCENIC ATTRACTIONS
NEQUALLED DINING CAR SERVICE
SURPASSED IN EFFORTS TO PLEASE
i:4 Third Slre.t
uluviratcd bo.ikl.l ol Cooradoi tsmoui lijhti and rewrti
MclllllDK (ieuci-iil A-nt
1 You Know liar Ytui Arc Taln
j Ti:iit . Ns iri-t r,-i 11 4 U .t 11 ' v p .-1 a 1
I' i v Irt-n n'''i i.iunt ttt t U-if ion,
Sit t'unr No, x-- .Sv.
V:it- rni , Kountaiii
Notice is hereby given that on
t irdav, the 2".t!i day of March, 1J04,
t the hour of 10 o'clock in the fore
noon of said day at the front door or
the Court Honse for Josephine
t'ountv, Oregon, in Grant (Pass. Jre
icii, J will offer for rale for rash to
the highest bidder, the oudivided
one-half interest of Mabel I. Smith,
a minor, iu aud to l-ots in block
iH of the town of Grants J ans, in
Josephine County. Oregon, subject
to tho claim of dower of Sarah fc.
Dated Grants Pass, Ore., Febroary 23,
' 1,J"4' SARAH E. SMITH.
I liuardian of thu estate of Mabel I
XOTCE TO LABORERS
To all whom it may concern :
i i hereby given :
That all those certain Placer mining
claims, situated in Township .TJ,
South; Range U west or the Willa
mette Meridian nnd on the b ft hand
i biinii of Josephine Creek, snd the
j"Ulne Jay" on tho right hand hank,
I iu the county of Josephine and State
I of Oregon, ami lying between Fid
! an.rs' Cnlrh. snd Dnvs Gulch, are
1 owned I v Edward Dailt y and David
Hour. That said -Mining ctaims nic
ludoir worked bv M. Murks, under uu
iiu-eement iu the haturo of a Deed
Therefore, all labours aud miners
are hereby notified that they are not
m it led to a laborers lien on sum
above described I ropi rty (mining
claims. 1 cuder tho law. And w
warn nil presons who are xvoiiung ici
the said M. Marks, uot to attempt to
tile liens airuinst slid nbn.e described
minim? claims or titlitr of tin m
we will contest nil or any li-ns,
mav bo filed on said chums.
January .'Mill, i'.M.
EDWARD DA I LEY,
"Just in tliu nick of time our lillie
hoy was saved," writes Mrs. W.
Walkius of Pleasant City, Ohio.
"Pneumonia bad played sad Imvoc
with him and a terrible couch set in
b .sides. Doctors tre.ili d liim, but In
grew worse every da v. At !. ngih we
tried Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, and our darling was
suved. Everybody ought to know it's
the only euro turn for coughs, coins
and all lung discuses. Guaranteed
by National Drug Store and Grants
Pass Pharmacy. Price SOc ami $1.(10.
Trial bottles free.
T.ATVrT! A T'TTMTTfiATI I
Original and only genuine
Fkkni'ii T.v.nsy Warms for
sale by leading drue-gists. j,o
tier box. Safe and reliable.
L Accept no substitute.
The largest mm ever paid lor a pre
iciiption, chsnged hands in San I run
eifco, Aus'. 30, lHOl. The iransler in
volved in coin and slock $li:!,fii 0 1 and
was paid by a party of business men for
specific lor Bright's Disease and Dia
lietes, hilberlo incurable diseases.
They commenced ihn serieti" invesii.
islion ol the Bpecitic Nov. 15, li"H)
They intervieweii seines of t lie cured
and tried it out on its merits by putiiug
aver three dozen cases on the treu.meut
nd watching them. Thev also got phy
sicians to name chronic, incurable cases,
Hid administered it (villi the physicians
tor judges. Fp to Aug. 25, 87 per cent
if the lest cases were eilher well or
There being but thirteen per cent ol
failures, the parties were salisiied and
closed the transaction. The proceeding
of the investigating committee and the
elini.-al reports of the test cases were
pnhlisheil and ill he mailed free on
ippheaiinn. AJd'ess John J . rri.roN
Comi asv, 420 Moiitgomeiy St. San Kran
'fVn CCPVRtGH'ra iiC.
Anrnnr flrnitng n tkt. h nnd ijp-criiiilo 1 nnt
fjlll-'ltlt H.1t'tTNlrl f'llr t-lUMMIl IrfO f"t'M tT ItTI
liiffiiiinn N pr.-tinl'lv i.ilf iMnl'li'. ( i-ii n,f . h
ln.tnti.in('tW'"riMiitMiti,il, 1l'ii1tnk i.it I . ,'i :
'it fn-ti. Ol Ion HL'fi 7 for n.'i'iitn, ii-Ul i
I'ltctif tnkt'H tl.riitiL'ti MuiiTt A ( d. , lvu
jyrruil Hunts', WMIKillt f!.rf.
1 1 - T K'Tl of Hliy ' 'I.
111 Mich Olll Is't
MOTHERS and DAUGHTERS
tiy H EX I CON A
Tlie .Modern Kemedy for Women
IlkMc.s v lins l uri d nine of
lhe wor.t e.i-es
OVARIAS AND UUulNE DISOCDEHS
V e cnnriinlec a
positive .'ure lor
THE RE.MCONA CO.
i'V Auusrs W ,
cud for I'.ooki
San Ji f e,
AUD THE WORLD'S FAIR
'ivfMJ LINE OF THE VORLD''
v "J fKiSS ' . ll I I II R I II V Hi .ll i"4r:3
'nts Pass by W. A. Paddock.
NOTICE OK FINAL SETTLEMENT.
In The Coonty Court of The State of
Oregon, For The county vi ioc
phine. In the matter of the estate of j
Johu P. Runan, deceaeca. )
Notice is hereby given that the final
account of John Ranz.au ana aruu
Smock, the executors of tho estate ol
John P. R:mzan, deceased, has beeu
rendered to said court lor seiriemei i,.
and that a petition for a-Dual o'""-
hution of the estate has neon meu mu
said account, and that the 18th day of
March, A. D. r.iO-1, at 10 o'clock, A.
M . lias been duly appointed by said
rourt for tho settlement of said ac
count and hearing "lid petition at
whicli time :-Iiy person interested in
s.,iil estate nuiv ainn'iir and hie his
exceptions, in writtug.to tuid account,
and contest thu same.
Dated Fcbruurv P'.lh, IUO-1.
SARAH SMOCK, '
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Tn (lie County Court of the State of
Oregon, For tho County
Iu the matter of the Estate)
. ii i-i.. .........
OI IlOlilCU VJl:Mluei, .
Notice is hereby given that the final
account ( f 0. E. Harmon, tlio admin
istrator ol tho estate of Horace Gns
ti ni.r ih'CI use ri. has been rendered to
said court for settlement, and that a
petition for a final distribution cf the
estate lias been filed with said account,
and that thu 21st (lay of March, A. D.
IU04, at 10 o'clock A.M.,hns been duly
appointed by said court for the settle
ment of mid account ami hearing suid
petition, ut which tinieniiv person in
terested in said estate may appear
mil file his exceptions, in wiiiing. to
said account, nnd contest tin1 same.
Dated at Grunts Pas-, Ore., Leb. IS,
C. K. HARMON, Administrator.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTEMENT.
In the County Court for Josephine
tn the matter of t ho Estate of i
Charles Lee Ellsworth,
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned, administrator of the above
unified estate, has tiled iu Ki'd court,
his final nccouni and the said court,
Hon. J. O. Hooth, .Tndge, has ordered
that notice thereof ho published in the
Rogue River Courier, published nt
Oiints Puss, Oregon, for tint period
of four successive weeks and lias sel
ThurMlay, .March 24, liiol, at the hour
nf 10 o'chi"k a. ni. of said day as the
time for settling said account, Slid
all persons interested ill said estate
are hereby notified to appear and pre
sent their objections thereto, on or bo
ore said date.
Dated at Grants Pass, .Tosephim
Contirv, Oregon, Fehruaiy 21, l'.K:4.
J. E. PETERSON, Administrator.
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
Grants Puss, Oregon, Feb. 4, lilOl.
To S. J. Paul :
You ure hereby untitled that the
undersigned, Frautu Novotny has ex-peml'-d
during the veur ending De
cember HI, I'.ml, One, llumlrid Dol
lars in labor ami improvements on
each of the following dest ri bed mill
mg claims, to-vvit :
Tlie Iron Horse Quart-. Mining
Claim situated in Wolf Creefe ( nnrr
giniz'.d) Mining District, Josephim
County, Oregon, tlie location notice ol
which vvas on March 111, 1!KK), filed
for n cord w ith tiie County Clerk for
,l..si. hine County, Oregon, ami tin
anie now appears of record iu
Volume 1:1 of Miuiug Records ol
Josephine County, Oregon, nt page 831
Also that quart, mining claim
known as tin; Climax, situated in thr
Wolf Creek (unorganized) Mining
District, Josephine County, Oregon,
the location notice of which was mi
June la, 11)00, lilc.l for record iu tho
ottice of the County Clerk for Jose
phine County, Oregon, ami the sami
now appears it record in Vol. 12
Mining Records of Kltj,i County at
page 11)0 thereof.
Also the Dutchman Q-iartz. Mining
Chiiu: situated in Mt. Reuben (unnr
gauizuli Mining District, Josephine
County, Oregon, as particularly de
scribed in the location notice thenof
tiled itt the ollice of the County Clerk
for .Tospehine County. Oregon, June
.'i, ra n, nun tun same now uppears
of record in Vol. H of Mining records
01 sum ( ountv tit page 142 thereof.
That 1 expended the mom vs afore
said on said mining claims under the
provisions of section -j.-fji ,,f ,M. p.,..
vi a d Statutes of tlie I'nind States
and the amendment thereto, approved
lantiaiv :, ISSi), concerning annual
labor 011 mining claims, the rums so
pcn led 011 each of said claims being
tlie annual usse.-Kuient and representa
tion work thereon, and tlie amount re
quired to hold each of said mining
claims for the period ending Decern,
her 21, P.HlJ.
You are further untitle ii (hat if
within nin. ty days from lhe time i f
personal s. rvice of this notice uin
vou, or within ninety devs alter tin
first publication hi reof vou fail ,ir
refuse to contribute your ptn tion of
such expenditure as co-owner, to-wif
one-half thereof, your interest in eacli
of said claims will 1. n ,1... ,,r.
, ... I.- ,,r ,1.. 1 , 1 1
!".. " oe uiio. rs.gneit, vour co-
I owner, who has ::!,. the expenditure
(fjjre.iun-cd 111 accni, lance with the rc-
I"' '"is or 11, e :aw in sue!;
I cases '
mane ami provided.
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., mocoio, to.
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To Cure a OnltTln a D.
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