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The Merry Widow
By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
COPYRIGHT. 1908. BY
Continued from Last Week
To the Rescue.
JTTIlSH, who bad obediently fol
V lowed De Jolldou and Natalia
at Popoff's orders until they
1 bad entered the summer bouse,
now wriggled forward Id confusion on
hearing the ambassador's voice.
"Did you oall me, air?" he asked.
"I iiitmt surely did rail you. Mr.
Nlsli!" cried Popoff. "And I told you
I was certnlu I kuw n liidy, or, rather,
lady'a skirt, disappearing Into tbnt
summer house. Who was who?"
"1 -I don't know, your excellency."
tremblingly lied Mali.
"You ought to know!" scolded Popoll.
"Von were standing nenrer the uin
iner hiiiise tint ii 1 wuh. Didn't you ace
her nt nil 7"
"Yes, air-yea. I saw her, If I uiu.v
any ho, but I dou"l know who ahe wna.
I renlly don't. I"
"Wim she alone?"
"No, your excellency, not qulto alone.
There waa. If 1 may aay ao there was
gentleman with her. At Icaat he
looked like a gentleman, but I didn't
recognize hlin eltlier."
"Well. well, well!" chuckled the am
tmssador, seating himself In a garden
chair and eying the aumruer bouae
with delightful Interest "A little flir
tation, eb? Cone In there to whisper
sweet nothings where no ono can In
terrupt 'em. I wonder who they are!
Kow, I really wonder! Mr. Nlsh, 1
would not for the world have you think
1 am the least bit curloua. But I'll
Just alt here awhile, for a Joko. and
wntch them come out In the mean
time, Mr. Nlsb, you might allp around
to the rear of the summer bouse and
ee If there la another door there. If
there la, you might lock It Under
"Ye-yea, your excellency!" mumbled
panic stricken Nlsh. scuttling away
among the bushes. The little clerk
ever paused until be had found Soota.
To her be poured forth the whole
tor', rasing with wild horror aa she
broke Into a peul of uncontrollable
Kuddculy ahe grew aober.
"Her husband will never forgive
her," ahe murmured, half to herself.
"He will never understand that It's
Just a silly, harmless, sentliiieutul talk
Memories of the wnya of Jealous
Marnovlan husbands flashed Into her
dud. lu that primitive fatherland
wives had been beaten ye, and mur
deredfor less. Something must be
done, n ud douu quickly."
"lion't worry!" she consoled the ter
rified Nlsh. "Say nothing to uuy one
vice. I'll get Mine. PopntT out of the
craiie If I cnn."
Before Nlsh could reply she bad dis
appeared down a path leading to the
rear door of the summer house.
Meantime PopolT, his curiosity mas
tering it I mi. had left his seat. Steallug
forward on tiptoe, he put his eye to
the keyhole of the wicker door.
He bud scarcely bent over this when
Dutillo. happening to pass by on his
my to the gate, paused In amnr.ement
at sight of the M.irsovlan ambassador
thus assuming the role of Paul Try.
"Why, hello, old chap!" cried tlio
prince. "What are you up to?"
"Hush!" warned I'opolT lu an excited
whisper. "A lady went Into the auui
mer house a few minutes ago with a
geullciuau. I cau't see them very
rlearly. There's too much fluflf In the
keyhole. Hut they're sitting opposite
each other with only a little table be
tween them. The lady'a buck Is to
me, but It somehow looks famlllpr.
The man is talking as earnestly as If
he were trying to borrow money. Now
he's bending across mid ki.-sltig her
hand, and she doesn't soetu to mind.
It's why. bless my mm!, It's that fel
low De Jolldou? full, well! Of all
things! Now, If only the lady would
turn her face so 1 could see her"
"t'otne away, sir!" begged Danllo,
the whole situation bursting upon his
mind. He (-sunlit report's sleeve, but
the ambassador shook him off.
'l4t me alone'" he whispered. "Can't
you see what It all means? It means
we've found the lady 1H Jolldon's In
love with, the very womau we've
both been looking for! Aud now If
She'll Just turn her head a little I'll be
able to see her face, ntid then"
"Tlieu you dou't know who she UT"
quer ed Daullo.
"No. But 1 11"
"Tben take my advice and don't try
to tuul out Iat well enough alone
Come away, old chap, and"
"No, no! There; you pulled my head
away Just as she was turning around.
I'd lave seen her lu auollier second.
HENRY W. SAVACE
They're getting up. Maybe they'll go
out by the other door, aud then I shan't
be able to know who"
"Let me do the looking," suggested
Danllo. "If either of us has to play
the eavesdropper I'll"
"No. It la my place." asserted Pop
off. "But I'll bet you a hundred francs
It's Mme. Nova Kovltch."
"It would be like stealing a drunken
man'a watcb. I won't take the bet
Come away, air, and let the matter
drop where It la. For your own hap
piness" But Popoff was once more at the key
bole. "They're standing up to go," he re
ported. "Now abe's beginning to face
this way. Its- Oh, good Lord!"
The pxr old man staggered away
from the door as though struck be
tween the eyes. Keeling to a chair, be
collapsed and burled bis face in his
"No, no! It cnu't be! It cau't!" be
moaned. "And yet 1 could hardly be
mistaken. My wife! And"
"Bruce up, your excellency!" entreat
ed jMinllo In genuine distress. "Pull
yourself together. There are people
coming along the walk. Don't make a
scene. Perhaps you were mistaken."
"No; 1 saw her!" groaned Popoff.
"I'M AWAKE FROM MY CRAZY DREAM OF LOVE, AND I'M
GOING BACK TO MAXIM'S."
"My own wife and De Jolldou! And
he kissed her hand."
"Oh, I dare say she waa more kissed
against than kissing!" Danllo observed
consolingly. "But be careful, sir. A
whole lot of people are within ear
shot." "Then let them kuow the worst!"
cried Popoff lu a voice that brought a
number of guests hurrying to the spot
"I'll deiiotiueo her before them all!
Come out of there," he bellowed, rush
ing forward, "both of you! Come out!"
He threw the summer bouse door
wide open and shrank bark, incredu
On tho threshold stood De Jolldon
"What what does this mean," gur
gled the confuseu ambassador, "this
this change and"
"You culled to us to come out" re
turned Soula calmly. "May I ask
whut you wanted of us?"
'Soula!" gasped Daullo. And through
the confuslou of mauy excited voices
she beard him and thrilled to the not
of anguish In his half stlricd cry.
"IfIf It was you who were lu
there, with M. do Jolldou," summered
Popoff, "where la my wife?"
"Here I am. dear." answered Natalie,
stepping out of the crowd, with which
she hud mingled after her hurried exit
through the rear door of the summer
bouse. "Here 1 am! Whut Is the mat
ter?" "Matter enough!" cried her husband.
"1 could have sworn 1 saw you sluing
lu that arbor with t. de Jolldon."
Natalie's exclamation was a triumph
of allocked propriety.
"He was kissing your hand. I
thought." went on the daxed ambassa
This time Natalie moved away from
film, a offended dtutly,. But Pop
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hastened to throw bis arm abont ber
and draw her buck.
"I was wrong." he assured her "a
blunder of eyesight! I apologize! I'm
i Iwgln to understand," put In Son!a.
stepping forward lu fear lest Natalie
overdo her pose of virtuous indigna
tion. "It Mucin that the Marsovian
ambassador has done me the honor to
listen at a keyhole In hopes of over
hearing my conversation. Sooner than
disappoint him, M. de Jolldou, will you
phase repeat to him Just what you
said to me la there?"
Ix" Jollilon understood. If Natalie
was to be saved, if Sonla was not to
be talked about heroic measures were
"I asked Mine. Sonia Sadowa," said
he, "to do me the honor to become my
Danllo stood motionless, his Hps set
In h white line, amid the buzz of con
gratulations ntid laughter that followed
Ir Jolldon's announcement Souia
noted his agony aud said Joyfully to
-My prince. I think I've won! You'll
have to speak, soon or late, now. and
when you do"
"Aud Marsovia loses the twenty mil
lions?' Popoff muttered, recovering his
self possession rind somewhat beRrcd
ly remembering his country's needs.
"Prince." calcd Sonla mischievous
ly, "I haven't aeard your congratula
tions' yet You don't look us huppy us
you might at the news."
"Happ':" "'hoed Danllo, with a
scornful, mirthless laug!i. "Why
shouldn't I be? Accept my congratu
lations, my paternal blessing and any
thing else you choose to levy on me
for Mv owu motto Is, 'Lovir when you
may. propose seldom and rarry not
"Let me tell yon a little fairy story:
flif-re were once a prime and n prin
cess They loved each other. But the
pr'tiee was poor and dared not tell of
Ms love for fear of being thought a
fortune hunter. Ills silence made the
princess angry. So she went and prom
ised her hand to another man, and
they all lived miserably unhappy ever
after. And the moral of that stupid
little story Is that I'm sick of respect
ability, aud I'm awake from my crazy
dream of love, and I'm golug back to
Maxim's, and you can all go to Mar
sovia!" "He loves me! ITe loves me!" panted
Souia under her breath.
VXIM'S niter midnight the
show restaurant whither sight
seeing Americans aud other
tourists tl'Vk and whose dizv.
r.iuihlue made merriment thev solemn-
j ly u-heve to Is? a part and panel of
! true Paris, an life
Vh the night of Sonla's garden pnr:y
one group of men and wo"i.mi who en
' t d .':- tesvirMtir vvrp -,i
ferent from the usual habitues of the
place as to come In for not a few
amused glances from their neighbors.
TKor uoro Mme. Natalie Popoff. Mme.
Nova Kovltcb and Cascada and St
Brioche. The visit was Natalie s Idea.
At Af axlm's.
She bad beard Danllo'a wild speech of
goodby to Sonla and his announcement
that he was off to Maxim's. Hence
the ambassador's wife, with a feeble
yearning to atone In some way for the
false iKisition into which tue wiuon
had lieen thrust for her sake, had re
solved to follow In the hope of securing
a word In private with Danllo and
setting matters right again.
Natalie hud not confided her plan to
ber husband, and now us the party
were ushered to a secluded table in an
alcove she glanced ut the riotous scene
about her with n delighted ucrvoiis
uess. The delight vanished suddenly,
however, and the nervousness waxed
to a panic fear as a familiar voice
smote upon her ear.
Popoff bad Just come In and was
standing not ten feet away from the
secluded table where his wife sat
"I want to see Prince Danllo at
once," be said to the bead waiter.
"Has he arrived?"
"Not yet sir," was the reply, "but be
will be here very aoou. There Is a
supper party waiting for blm over
there." waving to a tableful of gayly
appareled girls with tired eyed men.
"Really!" exclaimed the ambassador.
Tli Just Join them till be comes."
lie toddled off to the distant table,
where, to Natalie's Jealous eye, he
seemed to make himself at borne wltb
a phenomenal ease and quickness. He
was scarce seated when Danllo strode
in. The whole table rose to give the
prince noisy greeting.
"Why, bello, your excellency!" cried
Danllo. 'This Is queer company for
a monument of respectability Ilk
yourself to wander into!"
"I came only to see you." protested
the ambassador, drawing him aside.
"I was bound I'd come here and wait
till you appeared If
"Oh. I see." cut in the prince, thor
oughly enjoying bis confusion. "Fools
rush In where"
"I didn't rush In." fumed the am
bassador; "I crept here in a measly
cab. and I sneaked into the place like
a pickpocket for fear some one would
recognize me. I sacrificed myself to
my country. Suppose my wife should
hear of It! I mme to Implore you, to
cast myself on your mercy, to beg you
ouce more to prevent the widow
"1 must see his excellency." insisted
a portly man behind them, his voice
booming through the whole room. "He
Is here, and I Oh!" he broke off on
sight of Popoff. "Here you are! 1"
"My dear Nova Kovlti U," pettishly
Interrupted the ambassador, "Is it nee
essary to hunt for me wltb a brass
baiid? Couldn't you"
"I'm sorry to Interrupt you," answer
ed Nova Kovltch, "but here's a dis
patch from the Marsovlati ministry
It seemed to me Important, and I
brought it on."
Popoff took the slip of paper and
"If Mme. Sadowa's twenty mllllutis
are allowed to leave Marsovia we are
a bankrupt country."
"There, Prince Danllo," continued
the ambassador, turning on tho young
ntjiu In melodramatic appeal; "you see
it s right up to you! Your couutry ap
peals to you to save it! You are Mar
bovIu's lust hope. Marry the widow
"I'll marry no one!" flared up Danllo
"To the deuce with matrimony and
Marsovln and myself! I'm done with
sill.- dreums of love and all that nou
seuse. I'm free, aud I'm going to
uiuke a night of it I"
He paused and stood slleut, duui
foundod. Down the little flight of
stairs leading into the room a woman
was advaui-ing alone.
"Sonia:" exclaimed Danllo.
With a word of excuse to the others,
he hurried across and met the widow
as she reached the foot of the steps.
"You're here." he muttered In hor
rified wonder "here alone?"
"Yes." replied Souia coldly. "Is It
any affair of yours?"
"First the summer house," be went
on as m a daze, "then Maxim's."
"Quite so. Is that all you have to
"No." he retorted: "I have one thing
more. You should not marry De Joll
dou." "No? Why not, pray?"
He checked himself.-' Ste' "EiilshoO'
the sentence for him.
"Because you love me?" she sug
gested. He broke into a discordant, miserable
"Don't laugh that silly way!" she
"I am torry you don't like It" lie
observed. "It's t.'je only way I know."
"Then don't latch at all. The laugh
Is on my side, anyway."
"On your side?"
"Yes. Yon are angry nt what hap
pened this evening. But it wasn't I
who was lu the summer house with M.
de Jolldon "
"But 1 saw you there." he declared.
"1 took auother woman's place to get
her out of an awkward scrape with
ber bushand-witb M. Popoff. She
"And I never even guessed It!" cried
Danllo. his sullen face breaking into
a smile of utter relief. "What a fool
I was! I was green and yellow with
He caught himself up. but it was too
late. Sonla's eyes dauced.
"But since you don't love me." she
asked, "why were you yellow and
"Because green and yellow are our
natloual colors. I am nothing if not
patriotic You see"
"Mme. Sadowa - prince!" gurgled
Popoff, trotting up to them, unable
longer to restrain his anxiety. "I hope
It is all settled. All nicely arranged,
"If you meun Is madume to marry
De .lolidon," auswered Daullo. "she is
"But tills eveuiug." ejaculated Pop
off, "In the summer house!"
"She took another woman's place."
replied the prince, disregarding Souia's
"Dear n e!" squealed Popoff, his curi
osity reviving. "Who was she?"
"I'xcuso me, your excellency," re
marked NNIi. who had entered with
Nova Kovltch and had hovered aim
lessly about waiting to get In a word,
"but here is a fun that was picked up
In the summer house after the party.
Ton tol l me to search tbti place, and I
did. If I may say so, I'-
"Same old fan!" commented TopoH,
Idly opening it Then, with a Jump as
Ids eye vaguely caught the sentence
Natalie had scribbled beneath De Joll
don's avowal, be screamed:
"My wife's handwriting! Then It
was my wife after all!"
"Sir." quoted Nova Kovltch, "Cae
sar's wife should be nbove suspicion."
"But Cuesur never brought his wife
to Purls!" walled Popoff. "This Is bad
"No, uo!" pleaded Natalie, who at
sight of the fatal trinket bud left ber
table and run forward. "It's all a hor
rid mistake. I can explain. I"
"Silence!" commanded Popoff in his
most magisterial manner. "Madame,
under section 4 of the Marsovian code
I hereby divorce you. This fan la suf
As Natalie started back, dumb wltb
horror, Popoff turned Impressively to
Sonla and, to the widow's amuBed dis
may, sank on one knee before ber.
"Mme. Sadowa," be declaimed, "I
am free, and lu the name of our fa
therland I beseech you to become my
Sonla was seemingly blind to the
white misery In Natalie's face and the
look of ungry surprise In Danllo'a. She
answered, with perfect composure:
"My dear M. Popoff, I am deeply hon
ored by your proposal, but before I ae-
"MiUiame, t hereby divorce you."
rept It Is only fair to tell yon that If I
marry again I lose all my fortune."
The ambassador scrambled hastily to
"I 1 was perhaps Just a wee bit
hasty," he stuttered, looking sheepish
ly about for a way of escape.
Natalie came forward and handed
him the fan.
"Did you read the words I wrote on
It?" she asked timidly.
"1am-n dutiful wife!" spelled out
the ambassador. "Forgive me! I didn't
understand. Shall we let bygones be
Danllo. who had stood silent during
the odd proposal, now stepped past
Popoff and faced Sonla, a new light in
"Is It true you will lose all your
money If you marry again?" he asked
In a voie be tried in vain to keep
"Yes," she admitted; "it la true."
"Then why shouldn't I say now what
I want to?"
"Why Lot?" she agreed demurely.
He drew a step nearer.
"I love you, Sonla," be whispered.
Steadily, happily, she met his burn
ing eyes as she answered;
"I love you. Danlla I have alwavi
"Tut. tut!" fretted Popoff, pushhuj
peevishly between tbem. "Thls'll nev.
er do. You can't marry her, prince.
Yo'i'll both be paupeis."
"Not quite." gently corrected Soul.
I sh ill lose my money, it Is true, but
nly because I am golns; to give It ijj
u my husband."
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tlie presence of trees retards the wash
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N01TCE FOR PUBLICATION.
Department of the Interior.
Rosebnrg, Ore. , Joly 7, 1908.
Notice i hereby given that
ETTA E. WAUOtiTAL
of Grauts Pas?, Josephine Co., Ore
gon, who. on July 7, 1908, mad
Timber and Stone Application Mo.
074, for Wi of SWJ4 and SE of
SW4 Section 6, Township W South,
Range 6 West, Willamette Meridian,
has filed notice of intention to make
Final Timber and Stone Proof, to es
tablish claim to the lsnd above de
scribed, before Joseph Moss, U. 8.
Uomissioner, at Grants Pass, Oregon,
on the 6th day of October, 1008.
Claimant names aa witnese: George
H. Aiken, of Grants Pass, Josephine
Co., Oiegon; George W. Kearns, of
Grants Pass, Josephine Co., Oregon;
William C. Smith, of Grants Pan,
Josephine Co., Oregon ; Oliver Brown
of Grants Pass, Joepbine, Co., Ore
gon. BENJAMIN L. EDDY,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Roseburg, Ore, May 6, 190&
Notice is hereby given that
ROY S. WILSON
of Grants Pass, Oregon, who, on
March 19, 1908. made Timber sod
Stone application, No 9065. for
SEU S. NEi. SKy4 NWi of
Section 14, Towuship 84 South, Rsiige
7 west, Willamette Meridian, has filed
notice of iutention to make fins!
proof, to establish claim to the land
above-described, before Joteph Mu
U. S. Commissioner at his office st
Grants Pass, Uteaon, on the 1'ith day
of September, 1908.
Claimsnt names as witnesses:
George H. Aiken, of Grants Past,
Oregon, Phillip H. Harth, of Grsntt
Pass, Oregon, George H. Stover, of
Grants Pave. Oregon, Roy Garoatte
of Merlin, Oregon.
BENJAMIN L. EDDY,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Timber Land, Act Jane 3, 1878.
Roseburg, Ore., April ;S 1W8.
Notice is hereby given thai in com
pliance witli the provisions of the
act of congress of June 8, 1878, en
titled "Ao act for the gale of timber
lands in the States of California,
Oregon, Nevada and Washington
Territory," as extended to all tit
Public Land States by aot of August
JOHN B. STENTZ
of Olympia, oonnty of Tborstos.
State of Washington, has this day,
July 23. 1907, filed in this office bi
sworn statement No. 9508 for the par
ch ase of the N of NWJ-i and S.H of
NEy of Sec 3, Twp 38 S, R I be"1
lots 1, 2, 8 and 4 of Section No-t
in Tnwnshin TJr SH Snnth. Raniie NO-
7 west W. M., and will off--r proof
show that the land sought )
valuable for its timber or stone thB
for agricultural pnrposes,and to ntso
lish his ciaim to said land before
Register and Receiver at Roetrar,
Ore., on Saturday, the 10th day of
Hs names as witnesses : Joseph E.
Verdin. of Grants Pass Jc?'lt1B'
Co., Ore., Martin A. Conger, ot
Grants Pass, Josephine C0.1 ""
.Tames T. Burns of Grants Pa'S Jo;
phineCo., Ore., Frank W. Cspp.
Grants Pass, Josephine Co., Ore. Any
aud all pcrsous claiming adversely
the above-described lauds are re
quested to file their claims in w
office on or before said 10th day
BENJAMIN L. EDDY,