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Eleanora de Toscnna was singing In
Paris. whlrh nprhnns. Accounted for Eu-
vrard Courtlandt'a appearance there. Mul
timillionaire, lie wanuerea aooui wiern
fancy dictated. He might bo In Paris ono
day and Kamchatka the next. KoHowlnc
the opera ho goes to a cafe and Is ac
costed by a pretty young woman. She
cave him the address of Flora Deslmone,
vocal rival of Toscana. and Flora gives
him the address of Eleanora, whom ho Is
determined to see. Courtlandt enters
Eleanora's apartments. She orders him
out and shoots at him. Tho next day
Paris Is shocked by the mysterious dis
appearance of the prima donna. Realizing
that he may bo suspected of the abduc
tion of Eleanora Courtlandt arranges for
an alibi. Eleanora reappears and accuses
Courtlandt of having abducted her. Ills
alibi is satisfactory to the police and the
charge Is dismissed. Eleanora llecs to
Lake Como to rest after the shock. She
Is followed by a number of her admirers,
among them the prince who really pro
cured her abduction. Courtlandt atso goes
to Como and there meets Jlmmle Harrl
gan, retired prizefighter and father of. El
eanora. whose real name Is Nora Harrl
gan. Harrfgan- takes Courtlandt Into his
favor at once.
CHAPTER VII Continued.
"The moth and the candle," mused
Courtlandt. "That will be Nora Harrl
gan. How long has this Infatuation
been going on?"
"Year and a half."
"And the other side?"
"There Isn't any other side," ex
ploded the artist. "She's worried to
death. Not a day passes but some
scurrilous penny-a-liner springs come
yarn, some beastly Innuendo. She's
been dodging the fellow for months.
In Paris last year she couldn't move
without running Into him. This year
she changed her apartment, and gave
orders at the Opera to refuse her ad
dress to all who asked for it. Conse
quently she had some peace. I don't
know why it is, but a woman in public
life seems to be a target"
"The penalty of beauty, Abby. Home
ly -women seldom are annoyed, unless
they become suffragists." The colonel
poured forth a dense cloud of smoke.
"What, brand Is that, Colonel?"
asked Courtlandt, choking.
The colonel generously produced his
"No, no! I was about to observe
that it Isn't ambrosia."
"Rotter!" The soldier dug the of
fender in the ribs. "I am going to
have the Harrigans over for tea this
afternoon. Come over! You'll lite
the family. The girl is charming; and
the' father is a sportsman to the back
bone. Somo silly fools laugh behind
his back, but never before his face,
And my word, I know rafts of gentle
men who are not fit to stand in his
"I should like to meet Mr. Harrl
gan." Courtlandt returned his gaze to
the window once more. -
"And his daughter?" said Abbott,
"I may count on you, then?" The
colonel stowed away the offending
brier. "And you can stay to dinner."
"I'll take the dinner end of the in
vitation," was the reply. "I've got
to go over to Menaggio to see about
some papers to be signed. If I can
make the three o'clock boat in re
turning, you'll see me at tea. Dinner
at all events. I'm off."
Courtlandt walked up the .street
leisurely, idly pausing now and then
before the shop windows. Apparently
he had neither object nor destination;
yet his mind was busy, so busy in
Ifact that he looked at tho various
curios without truly seeing them at
all. A delicate situation, which need
ed the lightest handling, confronted
him. Ho must wait for an overt act,
then ho might proceed as he pleased.
How really helpless ho was! He could
not force her hand because she held
all the cards and ho nono. Yet ho
was determined this tlmo to play tho
ugamo to tho end, even If tho task was
equal to all those of Hercules rolled
Into ono, and nono of tho gods on his
At the hotel bo asked for his mall,,
arid wua given a formidable packet
which with a Ik1 of discontent, ho
clipped Into a pocket, strolled out into
the garden by (ho witter, and nut down
to read. To liU nurprJiio thoro wan a
nolo, without to'P or potfiirk. Ho
oywiud IU wildly ouiloui to Iwn who
U W Ihul Jd (Jiiflovared hi w
once In Dellagglo bo quickly, Tho on
volopo contained nothing moro than a
neatly folded bank note for ono hun
dred francs. Ho oyed It stupidly. What
might this mean? Ho unfolded It and
smoothed It out ncroBs his kneo, and
tho hazo of puzzlement drifted away.
Throo bars from La Dohomo. Ho
laughed. So tho llttlo lady of tho
Taverno Itoyalo was In DcllagBlol
Marguerites and Emeralds.
By cloven o'clock Courtlandt had
finished tho reading of his mall, and
wns now ready to hunt for tho llttlo
lady of tho Tavorno Royalo. It was
necessary to find her. The whore
nbouts of Flora Deslmono was of vital
Importance. If Bho had not yet ar
rived, tho presenco of her friend pre
saged her ultlnmto arrival.
Ho roso and proceeded on his quest
Before tho photographer's shop ho
saw a dachol wrathfully challenging
a cat on tho balcony of tho adjoining
building. Tho cat know, and so did
tho puppy, that It was all buncombe
on tho puppy's part; tho usual Euro
pean war scare, In which ono of tho
belligerent parties refused to como
down becnuso It wouldn't have been
worth while, thoro being tho usual
powers ready to Intervene, Courtlandt
did not bother about tho cat; tho
puppy claimed his attention. Ho was
very fond of dogs. So ho reached
down suddenly and put an end to the
sharp challenge. Tho dachel struggled
valiantly, for thlB breed of dog doos
not mako friends easily.
"I say, you llttlo Dutchman, what's
tho row? I'm not going to hurt you.
Funny little codger! To whom do you
belong?" Ho turned tho collar around,
read tho Inscription, and gently put
the puppy on tho grouud.
His Immedlato lmpulso was to walk
on, but somehow this Impulse refused
"We'd Look Fine Drinking Tea,
Wouldn't We, Old Scout?"
to act on his Benso of locomotion. Ho
waited, dully wondering what was go
ing ta happen when she came out. He
had left her room that night in Paris,
vowing that ho would never intrude
on her again. With tho recollection
of that bullet whizzing past his ear,
ho had been convinced that tho play
was done. True, she had testified
that it had been accidental, but never
would he forget tho look in her eyes.
It was not pleasant to remember. And
still, as the needlo is drawn by tho
magnet, hero ho was, In Bellagglo. Ho
cursed his weakness.
. . . Ah, voices! Ho stepped aside
"Fritz, Fritz; whero aro you?"
And a moment later she came out,
followed by her mother . . . and the
llttlo lady of tho Taverne Iloyale. Did
Nora seo him? It was impossible to
tell. Sho simply stooped and gathered
up tho puppy, who struggled deter
minedly to lick her face. Courtlandt
lifted his hat. It was in nowise of
fered as an act of recognition; it was
merely tho mechanical courtesy that
a man generally pays to any woman
in whose path ho chances to be for tho
breath of a second. Tho three women
In immaculato white, hatless, but with
sunshades, passed on down tho street.
"Nora, who was that?" aBked Mrs.
"Who was who?" countered Nora,
snuggling the wriggling dachol under
her arm and throwing tho sunshado
across her shoulder.
"That flno-looklng young man who
stood by tho door as wo passed out.
Ho raised, his hat."
"Oh, bothcrl I was looking at
CeJesto searched her faco keenly,
but Nora looked on ahead serenely;
not a quiver of 'an eyelid, not tho
slightest change In color or expression.
"Hho did not lilnl" thought tho
muklolan, ourlouly ntlrrod. Hho knew
her irlynd Wlurmy won, It would
have bmi UnmslMa tor lw to hi v
Boon that man and not to hnvo given
ovldonco of tho fact,
Mrs. Harrlgan took tho omnibus up
to tho villa. It Was gonornlly too
much of a climb for her. Nora and
Celeste preferred to walk.
"What am I going to do, Colosto?
Ho Is horo, and over at Cndonabbla
laat night I had n torrlblo ncono with
him. In heaven's name, why can't
thoy lot mo bo?"
"Why not apeak to your father?"
"And havo a fisticuff which would
appear In ovory nowspapor In tho
world? No, thank you. Thoro Is
onough scandalous stuff bolng prlntod
ns It Is, and 1 am holploss to prevent
As tho climb starts off Btiflly, thoro
wasn't much inclination In olthor to
talk. Colcsto had como to ono do
clBlon, and that was that Nora should
11 nil out Courtlnndt'B presence hero In
Bellagglo horBolf, When they arrlvod
at tho villa gates, Colosto offerod a
"You could easily stop all this rumor
"And, pray, how?"
"I prefer tho rumor and annoyanco.
I hato men. Most of them aro boasts."
"You aro prejudiced."
If ColcBto expected Nora to reply
tha Bho had reason, sho was disap
pointed. Nora qulckonod hor paco,
that was all.
At luncheon Harrlgan Innocently
throw a bomb Into camp by Inquiring:
"Say, Nora, who's this chump Horr
Rosen? Ho was up hero last night
and again this morning. I was going
to offer him tho cot on tho balcony,
but I thought I'd consult you first."
"Hcrr Rosen!" exclaimed Mrs. Har
rlgan, a flutter In her throat "Why,
that's . . ."
"A charming young man who wishes
mo to sign a contract to sing to him
In perpetuity," Interrupted Norn, press
ing her mother's foot warnlngly.
"Well, why don't you marry him?"
laughed Harrlgan. "There's worse
things than frankfurters and oauor
kraut." "Not that I can think of Just now,"
Harrlgan declared that ho would not
go over to Caxley-Webstor'B to tea.
"But l'vo promised for you!" ox
postulated his wife. "And ho admires
"Bosh! You women can gad about
as much ns you please, but I'm in
wrong when it comes to eating spongo
cako and knuckling my knees under
a dinky willow table."
Tho women departod nt three, for
there was to bo tennis until five
o'clock. When Harrlgan was reason
ably suro that they wero half tho dis
tance to the colonel's villa, ho put on
his hat, whlstlpd to tho dachol, and
together they took tho path to tho
"We'd look flno drinking tea.
wouldn't wo, old scout?" 'reaching
down and tweaking tho dog's velvet
ears. "Thoy don't understand, and It'B
no uso trying to mako 'cm. Nora goto
aB near na posslblo. Horr Rosen!
Now, whero have I seen his phiz bo
foro? I wish I had a real man to
talk to. Abbott sulks half tho time,
and tho Barono can't got a Joko un
less it's driven in with a mallet On
your way, old scout, or I'll step on
you. Let's see If wo can hoof it down
to tho village at a trot without taking
Ho had but two errands to execute.
Tho first was accomplished cxpedltcly
in tho llttlo tobacconist's Bhop under
tho arcade, whero tho purchaso of a
box of Minghetti clgarB promised later
Bolaco. Tho second errand took tlrno
and deliberation. Ho studied the long
shelves of Tauchnitz. Having red cor
puscles in superabundance, ho natur
ally preferred them in his literature,
in tho samo quantity.
"Ever read this?" asked a pleasant
volco from behind, Indicating "Rodnoy
Stono" with the ferrule of a cano.
Harrlgan looked up. "No. What's
"Best story of the London prlzo ring
ever written. You're Mr. Harrlgan,
"My narao la Edward Courtlandt. If
I nm not mistaken, you wero a groat
friend of ray father's."
"Aro you Dick Courtlandt'a boy?"
"Well, oay!" Harrlgan held out his
hand and was gratified to encounter
a man's grasp, "So you'ro Edward
Courtlandt? Now, what do you think
of that! Why, your father was tho
best sportsman I ovor mot Square as
thoy mako 'em. Not a kink nnywhero
in his make-up. Ho used como to
tho bouts in his plug hut and dress
suit; always had a seat by tho ring.
I could hear him tap with his cano
when thoro happened to bo a bit of
pretty sparring, Ho was no slouch
hlmsolf when it carno tu putting on
tho mitts, Many's tho tlmo l'vo had
a round or two with him In my old
gymnasium, Well, well! It's good to
nee n man again. I've noon your numu
In the papers, hut I never knew yvu
was Dick's hoy. You've got an old
grizzly' head In your dining room
at homo, Home day I'll tell you how
It Kot thuro, when you'ro not In a
hurry, 1 wunt out in Montana for
scrap, and your dad wont nlong. Aftor
tho mill was over, wo went hunting,
Como up to tho villa and moat the
folltB. . . . Hang It, I forgot. Thoy'ro
up to Coxley.Wobnter'u to toa; piffle
water and sticky spongo cako. 1 want
you to meet my wlfo and daughter."
"I Bhould bo very plonsod to moot
thorn." So this was Nora's father?
"Won't you como along with mo to
tho colonel's?" with Huddon Inspira
tion. Horo was an opportunity not
to bo thrust nsldo lightly.
"Why, I Just bogged off. Thoy won't
bo expecting mo now."
"All tho better. I'd rnthor havo you
Introduce mo to your family than to
havo tho colonel. As a matter of fact,
I told him 1 couldn't got up. Hut I
changed my mind. Como along."
"Hut thq pup and tho cigar box?"
"Send them up."
Harrlgan oyod hlB own spotless
flannels and compared them with tho
other's. What was good enough for
tho son of a mllllonnlro was curtalnly
good enough for him. Besides, It
would bo n bully good Joko on Nora
"You'ro on!" ho cried. Hero was a
lark. Ho turned tho dog and Uio
purchases ovor to tho proprietor, who
promised that thoy should arrive In
stantly at tho villa.
"Padre, my shoo pinches." said Nora
with a pucker between her oyoH.
"My child," replied the padro, "never
carry your vanity Into n shoemaker's
shop. The happiest man Is ho who
walks In loose shoos."
"If thoy aro hlu own, and not In
Tho padro laughed quietly. Ho was
very fond of this now-found daughter
of his. Hor spontaneity, hor bloom
ing benuty, hor careless observation of
convention, hor Independence, had cap
(TO IH8 CONTINUED.)
CUBANS ALL LOVERS OF EASE
Favorite Postures Aro Those of Indo
lence In Furniture Specially
Adapted for Comfort.
In walking through tho ntroots ol
Cuba ono would bo greatly entertained
by glimpses through tho largo windows
of what Is going on In tho parlors of
tho different residences. Sometimes
could bo seen only a night of small
hands clasping tho bora of tho grato
and tho dusky faces aud dark oyo
peeping into tho street through tho
curtained wlndown and scanning the
passorsby. Then ngnln tho wholo room
could bo seen with Its furniture and la
dles sitting In languid postures enjoy
ing tho breeze as It entered from with
out They love to recline on sofas;
their houses aro filled with rocking
chalra Imported from tho United
States, and they aro fond of silting
In chairs tilted against tho wall, aa wo
sometimes do at homo. In Cuba they
have Invented a kind of chair which,
by lowering tho back nnd mining tho
knees, places tho sitter precisely In
tho posturo ho would tako if ho nnt In
a chair loaning backward against a
wall. This Is, indeed, a luxurious and
comfortable attltudo and it la not to bo
wondorcd at that It Is a favorlto with
lazy people, for It rolleves ono of tho
troublo of keeping tho body straight
CONVERT TO EQUAL SUFFRAGE
8mall Boy Had His Own Opinion as to
Nerve of Men Who Refused It
Tho small boy's mother nnd aunt
had Just como In from tho prlmarloa.
"Remembor, Manny," said hln aunt,
"that whon you woro seven yoars old
you saw your mother como In from vot
ing for tho first time."
Ho followed hor Into her room.
"Why didn't you voto beforo?" ho
"Men wouldn't let womon voto until
now. Of course, good men liko your
papa want all tho business In tbo world
managed right. They aro going to lot
women help at last"
Tho small boy gave her a llttlo
"Women aren't all thoro nro," he
said, and marched haughtily out of the
Ho went to his father that ovenlng,
and ns mun to man asked:
"Didn't womon uso to voto?"
"No, but thoy aro voting now."
"Why didn't thoy voto boforo?
Weuldn't mon lot thom7"
"No, I supposo not."
"Woll mon had tholr nervol"
Bald tho novon-yoarold lad.
Probably Provision of Nature.
Wo do not know why whlto Is an al
most unknown color umong small
birds. Possibly It may bo a wlso pro
vision of nature for protectlvo pur
poses, A whlto bird among greon
leaves would bo a very conspicuous ob
ject, and too easily soon by Its ene
mies, uuch ns liawks, falcons, etc.
First of All Things Is Work,
"My udvlco to all boy Is, 'Workl'
Thoy oan't nil ho (iojiIuuon, hut they
can ll work find without work oven
tho most hrllllunt Junius will he of
vry Htllo ooil,"rtlr John MJIIuU,
Save 20 Per Cent on Coffee
AND GET UETTER COEFEE
Urnutiful Cup nnd SiiUcor Froo
with ovory B-pound purchase.
Flue Pounds of the Great
Fresh Roan ted Cofreo for $1.11.
Prepaid by Parcel Post. Order
PACIFIC COAST COFFEE CO.
308 PJnc Street. Portland, Oregon
A Successful Day.
"Woll, I ruohh I'll havo to congratu
late you for mire," aald tho proprietor
of tho nlaco an tho uummer hoarder
closed tho gate.
"On your luek an n fisherman."
"Why, 1 havon't had any luck. 1
didn't catch a fish."
"I wumi't lalltln' 'bout fish. I was
tnlkln' about that fancy polo and reel
you brought along. When you atarted
out this mornln' 1 was powerful afraid
Homobody would (ako 'em away from
you." Washington Star.
Wonder What She Meant?
"I'rml, do you remiimher wnwro you
woro In 1010?" miked Iho brldo of a
"Why, no, dear, I don't remembor
axactly," replied tho young husband.
"Why do you ask 7"
"Why, I was rending today In tho
paper that It Ih mild that In 1910 ono
pemou In every 800 In thu United
Htatcs wiih In prison."
Her Weak Point.
"Had to got rid of my stenogra
pher." "Wasn't nho Hpoody enough nt dic
tation?" "Yon; but It took her all day to
sharpen a lead pencil." Dalian News.
Ice men nro threatened with arrest.
But the charges will probably melt
away boforo thoy get Into court.
your own nnuofji.vr witt iv.iu you
Try Murlim Kjencmwlr for lt-l. WK, Mulrrjr
Kjrr ftiiil flrniniltttrj Kelld; No hmiMliif
iuol.Kyx Cumfort. Wrllr for IImVoI llin r.fo
by wall tre. Murine Kye llnmrJr C CUIcnfo.
President Wilson was downed by ft
dlnnor, Kvn old m:iu Htierta bit off
mora than ho could nwallow.
Anfa have boon found In Dalmatln
that actually make bread by chewing
Bocdn Into pulp, forming It in loaves,
baking thorn In tho sun and then stop
lug them nwny for fiituro use. ,
Ho's away on lilt vacation, '
That most important man,
Funny how tho ahnp keepa open,
Without his brain to plan!
Not Enough. r
''If I were you I wouldn't attempt to
build n $10,000 house," doolarod tho
"Woll, you ny you only Havo ?10,
000." UoHtou Transcript
It's n cold dny In town wlleti no or
ganization has a picnic on theso llmcm.
"Why do you call yourself n ToS
It n fo5r
"It'll this way," explained tho bar
ber. And then ho went on to Illustrate
with a few culs. Pittsburg Pont
Putnaip Fadeless Dyes do not
stain tho hands.
Whonovor wo seo a man who wenra
a big, flashy diamond ring wo expect
to hoar him nay "them kind" and "bus
wont." Chicago llcconMIornld.,
Thcro was n young woman of Wor
cester, Who won much fame na n borcoator.
Whon asked why mich prnluo
Alwayn filled all her lays,
Said: "A chicken can crow liko n
Aftor 33 years of contlnuotiH service
as a trustee of Columbia University,
Selh Low ha resigned. Kor 10 years
of this period, from 1800 to 1000, Mr
Low wu8 president of tho university.
Many a man has his hands open to
receive tho girl of his cholco only alio
objects to going Into the hands of a
That shooting of pollco by pollco In
Chicago was uneventful. Thoy didn't
hit a single Innocent bystander?
DON'T SUFFER WITH ITCHING
My, what relief 1 Tho momont res
inol ointment touches any Itching' skin,
tho itching Htopa nnd heullug hoi;lnn.
With the aid of renlnol soap, It quickly
romovoH nil trace of eczema, rush, tet
ter, ringworm, pimples or other uijly,
tormontlng eruption, and leaven thu
skin cioar und healthy. It In equally
effective for miriburn, Insect bites,
Horcs, bolls, burns, rod, roiujli hands,
dandruff and falling hair,
You need nover hesltato to iiho res
inol. It In a doctbr'H proscription that
lias been used by other phyulclnnii for
tho past 10 yearn in thu treatment of
most uorlH of sliln affection, Unlike
many other remedies, It contains abso
lutely nothing that nould Injure the
tondoreflt skin, Itesluol olnlmont und
roMlnol houp nro Hold by nil drimgUlu.
lAok out for werthlninj Imitation.