Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, March 08, 1907, Image 6

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Beverly of
SGraustarkri
(Oontiimed frorajiutweek. )
flreKM, not rlrliea ami wine. It will
be"-
Itiit kIm- plared her hnnd upon till
II lilt, slinking her head emphatically.
The picture he who palutlng wan the
lame one that she liuil atudled for day
and daya. Its very Bhuduvv was fa
miliar to her, lta every unwholesome
eorner waa as plutn aa day.
"The nut of the world may think
what It likes, 1'anl," alio aald. "It will
make no difference to trie. I hare
awnlcened from my dream. My dream
prince la gone, '"' ' I'"1 t,,Ht
real man that I love. What would you
have me do? Give you up bocaae you
are. HKir? Or would you have me go
up tho luildcr of fame and prosperity
with you, a hunilile hut adoring bur
den? I know you, dear. You will not
always he poor. They may aay what
they like. I have thought long anil
well, heentiMO I am not a fool. It la
the American girl who miirrliw the
titled foreigner without love that la a
fool. Marrying a poor mini la too seri
oua a IiiikIiicnn to lie handled hy fiHila.
I have written to my father, telling him
that I am going to iniirry yon," xhe an
nounced, lie giiHpeil with unbelief.
"You have, already?" he crli-d.
"Of eonine. My mind has been made
up for more than a week. 1 told It to
Aunt Funny hint night."
"And HlieV"
"HIim almoHt died, tlmt'a all," aald ahe
uiihluHhliigly. "I waa afraid to cable
the ticwa to father. lie might atop me
ff lie knew It In time. A letter waa
much amiirter."
"Yon dear, dear little anerttlce," be
cried tenderly. "I will give all my life
to make you happy."
"I am a aoldier'a daughter, and I can
be a aoldier'a wife. 1 have tiled hard
to Rive you up, 1'iinl. hut I couldn't.
You are love'a aoldlcr, and It la a a
relief to aurrender and hiivo It over
with."
They fell to dlNetnmlng plana for the
future. It all went amoollily mid airily
until he asked her when he aliould go to
Waahlngton to claim her aa hla wife.
Bhe gave him a atartloil, purr.led look.
"To Waahln'toii?" ahe murmured,
turning very cold and weak. "You
you won't have to go to Waaliln'toii,
dear. I'll atay here."
"My dear Beverly, I can afford the
trip," he laughed. "1 am not an ahao
lute pauper. Ilealdea, It Ih right and
JuHt that your father should give you
to me. It la the cuat of our land."
(the waa nervous and uncertain.
"Hut -hut. I'iiiiI, tln're are many
thing to think of," (die faltered.
"You mean that your father would
not consent?"
"Well lie he might he unreasona
ble," ahe alaniuiercd. "Ami then there
are my brolhera, Keith liuil 1'iin. Tliey
are foolishly liitcrcttted In me. Pan
thinks no one li good enough for me.
Ho do Keith. And father, too. fo
that matter and mother. You , 11 1
not JiihI us If you were a grand and
wealthy iiol,Nntiiu. They in.iy not 1111
dcrMiind We are mhii In Tilers, you
know. Some of them have peculiar
lileitN iiboiit'
"I'oli't illlri"n yourself mi much,
dearest." he mild, with a laugh
"Though I hiv jour position clearly
and It Ix not an euvlalile one."
"We can go to Washlu'lou Just n
soon as we are iimnlcd." slic coinpro
mined. "I'lillier ban a great ileal nf III
lliicnee over there Willi his help be
hind you you will noon be a power lu
the fluted" I tul Mm hearty Iiingli
rhockiil her eager plotting ' It ' uolli
lug to laugh at. 1'aul." -lie said
"I beg your pardon a thousand time.
I was tliiiil.liiit of the ilisii. ointment 1
must give hi now I eannot live lu
the 1'iillc.l Mutes never My home Is
here 1 am not bum for she strife of
your land They have soldiers inougli
and heller than I It Is In the tinl-ii
lent east that we shall live you ami
1 " I'e irs came Into her - , s
"Am I not to to go b-iek to ash
lu'tou ' M-.e trnsl to smile
"When l'linre pintail t-; i s we may.
peril ips "
"I'll, lie Is my friend." she erasl In
g'V.il lel'ef "I e.tn get llltv fivor 1
iisk of I,.,,, uh. Can!. 1'aul, I know
that mv f.iiUs v ;i t!ilnk I'm an nvvful
f.vl. bi;t I can't help it I shall let you
kimw that I intend to Is' a blissful utic.
at least "
lie kissisl hor tune and again out
there 111 the dark, soft I'g'it of the f.itry
grotto
"Hei.ire vvv ,! be I: an ns, dearest.
1 have a J.mn.ey ,-f -..,.c importune,,
to take ' he am ouu.'tsl is thev urw.e
to l a v e ! lie .,i,t 1 el, In I
"A Jonrn.-i V here'.'"
"To , ll'cl II ve a.', omit f,,
as'ttle vv Uh a in. ri w !; ,i lust t , .
Op Ills I 1 s . 1 1 e m t e .'-.-" ; v ;
Went to , ,., I II,.,..
I'lis .'. . t w :
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bus: :
HO I ear 1 . Mv s -,l ,
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SI... she !, , i ... ,d 1 ,, ,. ;
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CHAITEIt XXXI.
mriK Duke of Matz and hla asso
cliites reached Kdelwelsa lu the
ofternoou. Their attendant
and aervanta carried luggage
ta-urlng the prliu-ely crest of Uawa
bergen und meant for I'rlnco Iiantau
and Ida Mister Caudace. In the part of
the caatle set apart for the vlaltora an
lmiKrtunt eonaultiitlon waa held be
hind cloned doora. There Itantan met
hla countrymen and eniiltted theui to
renew the pledge of fealty that had
lieen aluittered by the overpowering
Influence of hla mud half brother.
What took place at this aeeret meet
Ing tlie outside world never knew.
Only the happy result was made
known, i'rlnco I'aiitan waa to resume
hla reign over Dawsbergeu as If H
never hud bivn Interrupted.
The cnatle, brilliant from bottom to
top, filled with music and laughter,
experienced a riot of happiness suca
as ft had not known In years. Tlie
war clouds hud lifted, the sunshine of
content merit waa breaking through the
darkness, and there was rejoicing In
the hearts or all. Bright and glorious
were tlie colors thai made up tlie har
mony of peace. Men and women of
high dcgri-e ciune to the historic old
walla garbed in tlie riches nf royalty
and nobility. To Beverly Calhoun It
wua the most enchanting sight she had
ever looked upon. From tlie galleries
ahe gazed down into tlie hulls glitter
ing with the wealth of tiratistark and
was conscious of n strange feeling of
glorification. She felt that she had a
part In this Jubilee. With Ciindace she
descended the grand staircase and
mingled with tlie resplendent crowd.
She waa the center of attraction.
Pressed 111 a simple, close fitting gown
of black velvet, without an ornament,
her white arms and shoulders gleaming
In the soft light from tlie chandeliers,
she was an enticing creature to be ad
mired by men and women alike. Two
stalwart Americans felt their hearts
bound with pride as they saw the con
quest their countrywoman was mak
ing Caudace, her constant companion
lu these days, waa consumed with de
light. "You are the prettiest thing In all
this world," she ecstatically whispered
Into Beverly's ear. "My brother says
so, too," she added conclusively. Bev
erly w as too true n woman not to revel
lu this subtle Mattery.
The great banquet hall was to tie
thrown open at midnight. There were
dancing and song dining the hours
leading up to this Important event.
Beverly was entranced. She had seen
brilliant affairs at home, but none of
them compared to this Ui regal splen
dor. It was the sensuous, overpower
lug splendor nf the east.
I'rltu e liantan Joined the throng Just
Is'fore midnight lie made his vvnv dl
rod to the little circle nf which Bev
erly and Caudace formed the center
Ills rich, full military costume gave
til 111 a new distinction that unite over
came Beverly They fell Into an mil
matisl conversation. -v hanging shafts
of wit that greatly amused those who
could understand the language.
"You must remember," Beverly said
In reply to one of Kavoue's sallies,
"that Americans are not In the least
awed by lairope's greatness It lias
Come to the pass when we call Kumpe
our plnygiouml He now go o ;u
rope as we go to the circus or the
county fair at home It isn't much
Uiore trouble, you know, and c must
K the sights "
"Alas, poor Furope!" be laughed A
be strolled about with her and Can
dace he pointed out certain men to her.
asking her to ta her me ry In the
etToi't to recall their faces if not their
apparvl. Mie readily rcc.gnlrcd in the
l-an, tlnsl faces the men she h id met
first at the lie
VU1
" I hc v vv ,n
Calhoun V.w
Tines the If. i ci
"Isn't i: ,:,i..s
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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS OREGON. MARCH 8, 1
phase of the life to come. She was
,-ea.lv to crv ..'it a-.i:,st the Injustice
of It all The little frown was por
tentous Of dee,, laid designs. h
would bre::l; down this crn-l barrier
that kept Baldos from tlie tH'ls over
which prejmie e alone held sway. Her
love for him and her determination to
le. his wife were H"t in the least dulled
liV these reflections.
The d.K.rs to the great banquet hall
were thrown open lit last, and in the
disorder that followed she wondered
who w as to lead l.er to the feasting.
The Duke of Mizrov claimed the Prin
cess Caudace.
"I urn to have the honor." said some
one at her side, and the voice was the
one she least expected to hear Utter
the words. The speaker was the man
who .leserved the place beside Yetive,
Prince Piintau himself.
Bewildered, her heart palpitating
with various emotions, she took bl.s
arm and allowed herself to be drawn
wouderlngly through the massive
doors. As they entered, followed by
the brilliant company, the superb or
chestra that Beverly had so often en
joyed began to play the stirring
"Ilanila Across the Sea." The musi
cians themselves seemed to linve
caught the universal feeling of Joy and
mirth that was in the air and played
as If Inspired, their lender bowing low
to tlie young A rlcnn girl as she
passed. It was Ills affectionate tribute
to her. Prince Dantan, to her amaze
ment, led her up the entire length of
i-e banquet hall to the head of the
loyal table, gorgeous with the plate of
a hundred Kraustiirk rulers, placing
her on his left and next to the slightly
raised royal chairs. Caudace was on
his right, the picture of happiness.
Beverly felt dizzy, weak. She looked
helplessly at Prince Dantan. Ills smile
was puzzling. As If In a daze she saw
Urcnfuli Lorry with the Countess
Yvonne standing exactly opposite to
her, he, with the others, awaiting the
appearance of the princess and the one
who was to sit beside her.
The music ceased, there was a hush
over the risjiii, and then Yetive came
forward, miignlticent in her royal
robes, smiling and happy. A tall man
iu the uniform of an exalted army oltl
cer stood beside her, gold braid and he
Jeweled things across his breast. Bev
erly turned deathly white, ber figure
stiffened mid then relaxed.
It was Baldiu!
She never knew how she dropped In
to the chair the servnut held for her.
She only knew that bis dark eyes were
smiling at her with love and mischief
In their depths. There was a vague,
uncertain sound of chattering: some
one was talking eagerly to her, but she
beard him not. There was a standing
toast to the Prince of Dnwsbergen.
Then the audacious ghost of Ha Idas
was proposing a ringing resonse to
the Princess Yetive; the orchestra was
playing the tlrausturk and Pawslsjrgen
national hymns. But It was all as a
dream to her. At Inst she heard Can
dace calling to her, Iiit face wreathed
lu smiles. Scores of eyes seemed to be
hoking at her. and all of them were
full of amusement
"Now. say that a girl can t keep u
sivret," came to her ears from the radi
ant sister of Dantan. Itavon,., m her
side, spoke to her. and she turned to
him dizzily
"You first knew me as Kavotie. Miss
Calhoun." he was saying genially
"Then It became mvessnry. In nival
c itnimiial. for me to be I'rli I ctrau
May I have the honor of introducing
myself III the proper pel-sol, ' I nlu
Chrlstobal of l;,i;,, I !, ,rhn;g and I
shall be no other th.-m . !,,:,, i i ter
The friendship !l at I Is me to Prince
Dantan. at ht In his proper pi ne be
'le the Pr! s of i Ir.iiist.ifK. is to be
s',reu-Iheii,s into a .oarer rel.it .onshlp
'"tore 11 i i li v da v s h.i ,. .,iv, "
"The I'm,, ,-s, i an.) i, e , , .... to be
li's sister." volunteer.. I tlie In:ke of
Mizro -She Is and long h is been his
alliance,! w :fc "
Diohantoi! an I c ci' iis, d .o, .- :,i th;it
had occurred in the last few moments,
Beverly murmtirnl her he.i-fell con
gratulations to the Joy. his eou; The
orchestra .,,, .,..,, ,,:.,vinit
All e.v es turn, si to Ih d,,s ih,. r,..,
l'rlm-e Dun. in li . g.is, hand
rose to h!s feet
"Your r .j ; h g'.n. s . :,!... ;l.;
gentlemen, i Irnust.i: , ,...
; V .AO'l-vi, i.;,
vV- '-
. m ,..e., ia n nreselit, a trUHtOT
friend of ymir beautiful princess aad
lovlnglv called in your hearts Beverly
of tiraustark. Whose example more
worthv for me to follow than that of
the Princess Yetive? With whom could
I better share my throne and please
you more than with your beloved Ameri
can protege? I ask you to drink a toast
to my betrothed. Beverly Calhoun, the
future Princess of Dawsbergeu."
Every glass was raised and the toast
drunk "amid ringing cheers. The mili
tary band crashed out the air so dear ,
to all Americans, especially to south
ern hearts. Beverly was too overcome
to speak.
"You all"- she exclulmed.
There was a tremendous commotion
In the gallerv. People were standing
In their seats half frightened and f
amused, their attention attracted by :
tlie unusual scene. A portly negress j
totally unconscious of the sensation ;
idle was causing, her feet keeping time ;
to the lively strains of music, was j
frantically waving a red and yellow I
bandanna handkerchief. It was Aunt
Fanny, and In a voice that could be
. heard all over the banquet hall she '
thoilted: "Cood Lawd, honey, ef der ;
j ain't playin' 'Away Down South In i
Dixie!' Hooray! Hooray!" I
Hours later Beverly was running.
1 confused and humbled, through the j
halls to her room, when a swifter one j
than she cume up and checked her
(light.
"Beverly!" cried au eager voice. She
slackened her pace and glanced over
her shoulder. The smiling, triumphant j
face of Baldos met her gaze. The up
per hall was almost clear of people.
She was strangely frightened, distress-
lugly ilitudent Her door was not far j
a way, and she would have reached It,
In an lntant later had he not laid a
restraining, compelling hand upon her
nrm Then she turned to face hlui, ber
lips parted In protest. "Don't look at
me in that way!" lie cried Imploringly.
"Come, dearest, come with me. We
can be alone In the nook at the end of
the hall. Heavens. I am the happiest
being In all the world. It lias turned
' out as I have prayed It should."
i She allowed him to lead her to the
darkened nook. In her soul she was
I wondering why her tongue was so pow
erless. There were n hundred things
she w anted to say to him, but now that
j the moment had come she was volce
1 less. She only could lsik helplessly at
j him. Joy seemed to be paralyzed wlth
' in her. It was as If she slept and
could not I awakened. As she sank
: upon the cushion he dropped to his
; knee Is.fore her, his band clasping
' hers with a fervor that thrilled her
I with life. As he spoke her pulses
! quickened and tlie blood began to race
furiously.
"1 have won your love, Beverly, by
the fairest means. There has never
i been an hour lu which I have not been
struggling for this glorious end. Yon
' gave yourself tn me when you knew I
' could be nothing more than tlie hum
blest soldier. It was the sacrifice of
love. You will forgive my presumption
iny very Inso ence, dear onewhen I
' tell you that my soul is the forfeit I
pay. It Is yours through all eternity.
! I love you. I call give you the riches
1 of the world as well as the wealtb of
the heart. 1 he vagabond dies; your i
poor humble follower gives way to the
supplicating prince. You would have j
lived In a cot as the guardsman's wife I
You will take the royal palace iu-
stead."
Beverly was herself again. The speli
was gone, Hor eyes swam vv i'h happi- j
tiess and love Tin suffering her pride
had sustained was swept jutn a heap
labeled romance, and she was rejole- :
Ing.
"1 hated you tonight. 1 thought." she
eric.!, takuig li s I ice in her hands. "It
looked as though you had played a :
trick on me It was mean, dear. I
couldn't he p thinking that you had '
used me as a play thing, and it - It
made me f'iri uis. I'.ut It is dllTereut
now. I sec,
li. so plainly. And Just as ;
' d IIIV s, ',! to tlie lliMiieht i
I had
of spending the rest of my life in a j
cottage, away outside the pale of this '
glorious life' uh. it Is like a fairy :
tale'" I
"All. hut It was not altogether a I
trick, dear one. There was mi nssur- j
ance Hut ,s,,;, regain the throne j
not tint :1 the very last jthout It I j
i 1 have I .on, the Ue.-ir I,,., 1
p":i. We w...!M hive jived lu U !
I. -tfi-r all I'ortune vv as with me. !
" " ' J-"" 1 ''"' laonths, Beverly -
'-' erly hut It was f,,r tlie best. ;
' ' - "f ''.r and diguitv.
"" ' I li'Ust ted you th.i! the prill
" :i f 'f many day s that 1 :
It her she truth when
'!' will, the
" "'iioug!, for me
' : ' is a vag ihond. but
""':i1 ll'"" 1 " iHipardomible to
'i-ii her as the pr.mv." '
"'' x " 11 fr a wi,'k?" '
j " " is known."
!':;',J 'ls proverb. Thank
'' " as a vagalH.nd.
' ' '' ' ;' l' c richest of my
'", ' ' -s...; , Vtui have not
"(" !; " ! ;" i: .v cistle with
," " ' ;"rard unsteadily, and
i r ( - -' ar.K Their
'V ' " : clesed li; the
' ' " A:'er a long time
I '. ! her eyes of
' -' "'":- :n: t:N dark
t1' s.
I ' . , 1 . ,
' "ii a!out. raa:.v
;,V' ' i ''-a:..!. .r." she s.nil
''. " rose that sh.elds my heart.
' ';' have the truth." be hi'ighed
" :'; '',r "I am s;;l your servant
Mi stuiciit is cadlesi. 1 sl.ail al
1907
I Houses business rnPerties' Farms and all
kin.ls of
REAL ESTATE
I Thirty-eight acre. ,two
Lar"B 0 .Tf1 J.2 '"le " One acre in strawberries. A Jood bo'AoS
pears, piuwr. ...hed 40x18, cellar and chicken hoasei
irwiM 8old before Maroh 20th willtsk
t 8oa.
w -
ways serve your highness."
"Your hlgl ss!" she murmured re
flectively Then a Joyous smile of
realization broke over her face. "Isu't
It wonderful?"
"lo you think your brothers will let
me come to Washington now?" he ask
ed teaslngly.
"It does seetu different, doesn't It?"
she murmrrred. with a strange little
smile. "You will come for me?"
"To the ends of the earth, your high
ness." T1IK END.
The Nnine III the Hut.
In tlie tifties of the lust century there
were two young lawyers, Gould and
Koliinson. practicing In the court at
Wiscassct. the shire town of Lincoln
county. Me. who were noted for their
keen wit and Ingenuity lu examining
witnesses and also for their many se
vere thrusts at each other.
On one occasion, when Robinson had
finished au unusually able argument
for his client, containing some sting
ing allusions to the opioslng counsel,
Gould, by whom he was followed and
who retaliated, ItoMnson was seen to
take n curd, write something on It,
which wns later found to be the Latin
words caput vacuum (empty head), and
drop It Into Gould's lint on the table.
Gould's curiosity sent him Immedi
ately to Investigate. Going to the ta
ble, he took the card from his hat, nnd.
loud enough to be heard all over tlie
courtroom, he read. "Caput vacuum."
Turning to the judge, he said, "Your
honor, I claim the protection of the
court." The Judge replied. "You may
Kate your case."
Gould answered: "My ease Is this,
your hoi;,,r: I see my brother nt my
r!-l't !; pi led his name in my hat,
and rli; t can be his motive If uot to
claim ii as his own? I claim vour pro
tection." The judge, with his face all smiles,
ansvoroil "Mr Gould, you shall be
cot - Itostoi, Herald.
Apples for England.
Kngland is importing on an averaue
a little over InO.fiOO bushels of apples
rr week. They crm from the
I'nited Stites ami Canada. Those
from Oregon briiu the highest prices.
The Ivat qualities bring fl.ti.'i a box;
or lin iry samples. J. !M. Tliese .tre
good rices, cotisi ipring that a box
c. tita ns only a t-i-hel. The Califor
nia apples Rr. se'hiig at U.-lft a box
fcr best and l.!.-. for ordinary grade
The 1'nitel Stutes fro it is pnt up in
barrels of about 1IU pounds. Th" best
range in value is from fi.110 to fl.TS
a barrel; ordinnry, from ifl.:!.") to
ll -'c Nova Scotiiui apples sell from
f ' ii" to ?ii.7" u barrel. Ordinary
Cnnndiau apples, from various
?oiirc-s, bring from f 4. 0 to fi S3 a
barrel. In these lines the Wagners
are tlie cheapest . and ti e rnssest
tln dearest. Some (f the latter sell
for f 'cTS a barrel.
Don't Complain.
If your die; pains and y,,u ar, nu.
able to sleep bi'i A'.lse of .1 cimgtl, btlv A
tiottle of Ballard's Her, he -.tid Svr'ip
ami yen won't have t;v cmtgi, " t;,.t
H Lot-V nv and tin,: ,- -d,
last leg. A cur.. !.,r ," p-.lmo,i:irv
.iis..s. Mrs J j;,:,,... n. W
!Vr,';"1:. V,1 ,':t"'t -;,v etmnuli for
I ;i;i' 1 ll.Tcbcuml vr'.:p. The re
i.ef ir h ,s g,v..,, .. t).lt j
iinvs-arv f, r ,,. ... s .v, y, T f.iU, ,T
a. I'r::g C. . ar.l by IXuiarav.
llil tol I
ESS Estate!
JOSBPH MOSS,
rric oi?t. KSTATE MAN Office 516 E St.
FIT FOR A KING
is a plate of Dicely broiled, tender,
succulent lamb chops. You'll fiui
the meat to your liking if yon os
yonr eyes in tliia ruaiket. We ir
anxious to get a trial order from yon
because we are oonflcent we can
enable you to have un yonr table
what most men who are not vegetsr
ians like.
City Meat Market
.T. II. AIILF, Prupr.
I want your bargains in
rX,imlei s&nil
Timber Innds
Can use a few homestead and tim-j
ber relinquishments.
P. O. Bo 366, Roseburg, Oregon.
Acclimated Fruit Tree
Give the Best Results.
Transplant treei from a dump Kit
and a wet climate to a anmi-arid mc
tion like Rogue River Valley will b
inch a change of conditions tbit tb
trees will make little growth the M
year and will require at least twit
years to become acclimated. j
Yakima Valley has the same olimiw
and conditions as Rogue Rirer Yalle
and trees from the
Yakima Yalley Nursery
will give the best remits to isoutlii'l
Oregon growers. Large stock ui
prices right.
Fall Stock of Fruit Tree HcaltH
and true to name. Prices that rl
right.
V. D. Ingalls, Prop.
North Yakima, Wwhinjton
TIME FLIES
And money flies with it un
less vou start a Bank AcJ
count early in life ami inakti
a habit of saving money.
Small accounts and larire arJ
received wsth equal corJial;
ity at The Grants Ta
tanking and Trust Co,
And every customer i treat
ed with the utmost courted
at all times,
Grants Pass
Banking & Trast Co.
(;rants pass, or.Fuos.
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