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Eleanora do Toscana was singing In
Paris, which, perhaps, accounted for EJ-
wara uouriianurs appearance tnoro. -Multimillionaire,
he wandered about whero
fancy dictated. He might be In Paris ono
day and Kamchatka tho next. Following
the opera lie kocs to a cafe and Is ac
costed by a pretty younff woman, one
Kave him tho address of Flora Deslmono,
vocal rival of Toscana. and Flora kIvcs
him the address of Eleanora. whom he Is
determined to see. Courtlondt enters
Eleanora's apartments. She orders him
out and shoots at htm. The next day
Parts Is shocked by the mysterious dis
appearance of the prima donna. Realizing
that he may be suspected of tho abduc
tion of Eleanora Courtlandt arranges for
an a hoi. Eleanora reappears and accuses
Courtlandt of having abducted her. His
alibi Is satisfactory to the police and the
charge Is dismissed. Eleanora flees to
Lakc Como to rest after the shock. She
Is followed by a number of her admirers,
among them the prince who really pro-
curea ner anuucnon. uourtinnat also goes
Como and there meets Jlmmle Harri
gan, retired prizefighter and father of El
eanora. whose real name is Nora Ilarrl
can. Harrigan takes Courtlandt Into his
favor at once. He introduces Courtlandt
. to his daughter, but tho latter gives no
elgn of ever having met htm before. She
studiously avoids him.
CHAPTER VIII Continued.
I have had many wicked thoughts
lately," resumed Nora, turning her
gaze- away from tho tennis players.
She and the padre were sitting on the
lower steps of the veranda. The oth
ers were loitering by the nets.
"Tho old plaint disturbs you?"
"Can you not cast It out wholly?"
"Hate has many tentacles."
"What produces that condition of
mind?" meditatively. "Is It because
we have wronged somebody?"
"Or because somebody has wronged
"Or misjudged us, by us has been
"Good gracious!" exclaimed Nora,
"What is it?"
"Father Is coming up the path!"
"I am glad to see him. But I do not
recollect having seen the face of the
man with him."
The lithe eagerness went out of
Nora's body instantly. Everything
"Will Vou Forfllve Me?"
seemed to grow cold, as If sho had be
come enveloped In ono of those fogs
that suddenly blow down menacingly
from hidden icebergs. Fortunately
tho inquiring eyes of the padro were
not directed at her. He was here, not
a dozen yards away, coming toward
her, her father's arm in his! After
what hud passed he hud dared! It
was not often that Nora Harrigan was
cviijected to a touch of vertigo, but at
tills moment she felt that If she stirred
ever so little sho muHt fall, Tho stock
whence sho had sprung, however, was
aggressive and fearless; and by the
time Courtlandt had reached tho outer
oiarkiugfl of tho courts, Nora was
pkysfcMlly herself again. Tho ndvnn
lege of the meeting would bo his, That
WH0 Indubitable. Any mlstako on her
part would ho playing Into his hand,
"owlv ulio kud kwown
"Lot us go nml meet them, pndro,"
she Bald quietly, with her fathor,
her mother and tho others, tho Inovlt
nblo introduction would bo shorn of
"Noral" It was hor mother calling
Sho put her arm through the pndro's,
and they wont forward lolsuroly.
"Why, fathor, I thought you weren't
coming," said Nora. Her volco was
without a tremor.
Tho padro hadn't tho least Idea that
a volcano might at any moment opon
up at his Bide. Ho smiled benignly.
"Changed my mind," Bald Harrigan
"Nora. Molly, I want you to moot Mr.
Courtlandt, I don't know that I over
said. anything nbout It, but his fathor
was ono of tho best friends I orcr had.
Ho was on his way up horo, bo I camo
along with htm." Then Harrigan
paused and looked about him ombnr-
rassedly. There were half a dozen
Tho colonel quickly Btoppcd Into tho
breach, and tho Introduction of Court
landt becamo general. Nora bowed,
and becamo at onco engaged In an an
Imated conversation with tho Darono,
who had just finished his set vlctorl
Tho padre's benign smllo slowly
Dick Courtlandt'i Boy.
Presently tho servants brought out
tho tea-service. Tho silent dark-skinned
Sikh, with his fierce curling whiskers,
his flashing eyes, tho scml-milltary,
scml-orlental garb, topped by an cnor
mous brown turban, claimed Court-
landt's attention; and it may bo added
that ho was glad to have something
to look at unembarrassedly. He want
ed to catch tho Indian's eye, but Rao
had no glances to waste; ho was con
cerned with tho immediate business of
superintending tho service.
"Oh, yes; 1 am very fond of Como,'
he found himself replying mechanical
ly to Mrs. Harrigan. Ho gavo up Rao
as hopeless so far as coming to his
rescue wa3 concerned, ho ocgan,
despite his repugnance, to watch Nora.
And all tho while Mrs. Harrigan was
talking and he was replying; and she
thought him charming, whereas he
had not formed any opinion of her at
all, nor later could remember a word
of the conversation.
Tea!" bawled the colonel. Tho verb
had its distinct uses, and one general
ly applied it to the coloael'a outbursts
without being depressed by tho feel
ing of Inelegance.
There 1b Invariably some silent hes
itation In tho selection of chairs
around a tea table in the open. Nora
scored the first point of this singular
battlo by seizing the padro on ono
side and her father on the other and
pulling them down on the bench. It
was adroit in two ways: it put Court
landt at a safo distance and in nowise
offended tho younger men, who could
find no causo for alarm In the close
proximity of her two fathers, tho spir
itual and tho physical. A few mo
ments later Courtlandt saw a smllo
of mallco part her Hps, for ho found
himself between Celeste and the In
"Touched!" he murmured, for ho
was a thorough sportsman and appre
ciated a good point even when taken
by his opponent.
"I never Baw anything like it," whis
pered Mrs. Harrigan Into the colonel's
"Saw what?" ho asked.
"Mr. Courtlandt can't keep his eyes
off of Nora."
"I say!" Tho colonel adjusted hlB
eye-glass, not that he expected to see
more clearly by doing so, but becauso
habit had long since turned an affecta
tion into a movement wholly mechan
leal. "Well, who can blame him?
Gad! if I were only twenty-fivo or
Mrs. Harrigan did not encourage
this regret. Tho colonel had never
been a rich man. On the other hand,
this Edward Courtlandt was very rich;
he was young; and ho had the entree
to the best families in Europe, which
was greater In her eyes than either
youth or riches. Between sips of tea
she bulldcd a fine castle in Spain.
Abbott and tho Barono carried their
cups and cakes over to tho bench and
sat down on tho grass, Turklsh-wlso.
Both simultaneously offered their
cakes, and Nora took a lady flngor
from each. Abbott laughed and the
"Oh, daddy mine!" sighed Nora
"Don't let mother see those shoes."
"What's the matter with 'em? Evr
erybody's wearing the same."
"Yes, But I don't see how you man
ago to do it. One shoo string is vir
gin whlto and tho other Is pagan
"I've got nlno pairs of shoes, and
yet thcro'o always something tho mat
ter," ruefully. "1 never noticed when
I put them on. Besides, I wasn't
"That's no defense. But rest easy,
I'll bo as secret as 'the grave."
"Now, I tor ono would novor have
noticed if you hadn't called my attcn
Hon," said tho padro, stealing a glanco
at bis own Jmniaculato patent leathers,
"Ah. padro, that wlfo of mine has
eyes Jiko a plJoH)sh. I'm In for it,"
"Borrow one from (he colonel before
you go homo," nmiMl?4 Abbott, ,
"Tlnt'B not hnlf bad," gratefully.
Harrigan began to recount tho trials
Slyly from tho cornor of hor oyo
Nora looked nt Courtlandt, who was
at that moment staring thoughtfully
Into his tea cup and stirring tho con
tents Industriously. His faco was
llttlo thinner, but nsldo from that ha
had changed scarcely nt nil; and thon
becauso thoso two years had loft so
llttlo mark upon IiIh fnco, a tlngo of
unreasonable anger ran over hor. "Men
havo died and worms havo enton
thorn," sho thought cynically. Porhnpa
tho air botwocn them was sufllclcnt
ly charged with electricity to convoy
tho Impression across tho Intervening
spaco; for his eyes camo up quickly,
but not quickly enough to catch hor.
Sho dropped hor glanco to Abbott,
transferred it to tho Barono, and final
ly lot It rest on hor fnthor faco. Four
handsomer men sho hnd novor Been.
"You never told mo you know Court
landt," said Harrigan, speaking to
"Juct happened that way. Wo went
to school together. When I was llttlo
they used to make mo wear curls and
wldo collars. Many's tho tlmo Court
landt walloped the school bulilos for
mussing mo up. I don t sco him much
thOBO days. Onco In a whllo ho walks
in. That's all. Always seems to know
whero his friends are, but nono over
knows whero ho Is."
Abbott proceeded to clnbornto somo
of his friend's exploits. Nora heard,
as If from afar. Vaguely sho caught
a glimmer of what tho contest was
going to bo. Sho could sco only a lit
tlo way; ; still, sho was optimistically
confident of tho result. Sho was ready.
Indeed, now that tho shock of tho
meeting was past, sho found herself
not at all averso to a conflict. It would
bo something to let go tho pont-up
wrath of two years. Never would sho
speak to him directly; never would
she permit him to bo alono with her;
never wouiu sno miss a cnanco to
twist his heart, to humlliato him, to
"So I have heard," sho was dimly
conscious of saying.
Didn't know you know," said Ab-
Knew what? rousing hersolf.
That Courtlandt nearly lost his llfo
in tho eighties."
"In tho eighties!" dismayed at her
"Latitudes. Polar expedition."
"Heavens! 1 was miles away."
The padre took hor hand in his own
and began to pat it softly. It waB tho
nearest he dared approach In tho way
of suggesting caution. Ho alono of
them all knew.
"Oh, I believo I read something
about it In tho newspapers."
"Five years ago." Abbott set down
his tea cup. "He's tho bravest man I
know. He's rather a friendless man,
besides. Horror of money. Thinks
every ono is after him for that. Tries
to throw it away; but tho lncomo piles
up too quickly. Seo that Indian, pass
ing the cakes? Wouldn't think It,
would you, that Courtlandt carried
hlin on his back for five miles! The
Indian bad fallen afoul a wounded
tiger, and tho beaters wero miles off.
I've ijoen-watchins- -Thoy haYTjnTT5Wn:TC-Ia
spoken to each other. Courtlandt's
probably forgotten all about tho Inci
dent, and tho Indian would dlo rather
than embarrass his savior beforo
"Your friend, then, is qulto a horo?"
What was tho matter with Nora's
voice? Abbott looked at her wonder-
ingly. Tho tone was hard and un
"Ho couldn't be anything else, bo-
Ing Dick Courtlandt's boy," volun
leered Harrigan, with enthusiasm. "It
runs in tho family.
"It seems strange," observed Nora,
"that I never heard you mention that
you know a Mr. Courtlandt
"Why, Nora, there's a lot of things
nobody mentions unless chance brings
them up, Courtlandt tho ono I knew
has been dead these sixteen years,
If I knew ho had had a son, I'd for
gotten all about it. Tho only grave
yard isn't on tho hillside; there's ono
under everybody's thatch'
Tho padro nodded approvingly.
Nora was not particularly pleased
with this phase In tho play. Court
landt would find a valiant champion
in her father, who would blunder In
when Homo flno passes were being ox
changed. And sho could not tell him;
sho would havo cut out her tonguo
"Will you forglvq mo?" asked Ce
leste of Courtlandt. Never had she
felt more ill at case. For a full ten
minutes he chatted pleasantly, with
never the slightest hint regarding tho
eplsodo in Paris, She could stand it
no longer. "Will you forglvw mo?"
"That night In Pads." -
"Do not permit that to bother you
in tho least. I was never going to re
"Was it bo unpleasant?"
"On tho contrary, I was much
"I did not toll you the truth."
"So I havo found out."
"I do not beJIovo that It was you,"
"Thanks, I hnd nothing to do with
MIhb Ifurrlgari'K Imprisonment,"
"Do you fool that you could make
a confidant of mo 7"
Ho smiled. "My dear Miss Four
nlor, I havo como to tho plnoo whuro
I distrust ovon mysoif,"
"Forglvo my curiosity I"
Courtlandt held out his nip to Rao.
"I am glad to boo you again."
"Ah, Sahib I"
Tho llttlo Frenchwoman wnn torn
with curloBlty and repression, Sho
wanted to know whnt causes had pro
duced this unusual drama which was
unroldlng hoforo hor eyos, To bo pre
sented with effects which had no ap
parent onuses was mnddaulng, It was
not dissimilar to being taken to the
second act of a modern problem play
and being forced to loavo boforo tho
curtain roso upon tho third act, Sho
had laid nil tho traps hor Intelligent
mind could Invent; aud Norn had calm
ly walked over them or around. Nora"s
mind was Celtic; French In Its adroit
nosB and Irish In Its watchfulness and
tenacity. And now sho had sot hor
arts of porsunslon In motion (aided by
a piquant boauty) to lift a cornor of
tho veil from this man's heart. Check
"I should lll(o to holp you," she
"In what way?"
It was uboIusb, but sho continued:
"Sho docs not know that you went
to Flora Dcslmone'u that night."
"And yet sho sent you to wntch mo."
"But so many things hnpponod after
ward that sho evidently forgot."
"That Is possible."
(TO HIS CONTINUED.)
MIGHT TURN IT TO ACCOUNT
John D. Archbold's Idea of What Ho
Could Do With Prematura
John D. Archbold, nt a luncheon that
followed tho launching of tho John D.
Archbold oil tanker at Newport Nows,
talked In an Interesting reminiscent
vein about nowspapcra
"Certain Inaccuracies have appeared
about mo In nowspnpors," ho said, "but
1 have always tried to put up with
thorn- tried, ovon. to turn thorn to
"Ono of tlicno inaccuracies was &
long obituary that a certain pnpor
printed of myself. A young man at
tho time, I called on tho editor and
'"How did It como to bo prlntod,
"'Como to bo printed?' said he.
Why, tho man died, and so wo prlntod
It Do you think wo print obituaries
of the living?'
" 'No, not ns a rule, said I, 'only I'm
tho Archbold referred to here, and '
" 'We'll make n correction, said the
editor hurriedly. 'Wo'll mako a cor
rection In tomorrow's losuo.'
'"Oh. I don't know said I. 'Per
haps you'd better let it stand. I can
chow It to my friends when thoy como
to borrow monoy from mo.'"
He Didn't Mind tho Crowd.
The most embarrassing moment of
my llfo was when I onco entertained
a young man friend nt our camp at a
popular lake, on Sunday, writes a Chi
cago Triuuno correspondent. Tho
during our acqmrrntanccTmTri but I
never had thought tho affair serious.
I went to tho car with him and, an
usual, thero was a crowd thoro. Wo
stood back until tho others wero on
board and then ho stopped on tho first
step and stood talking
As tho car started, I held out my
hand to say good-by and ho held It so
firmly that I could not cecape. Then
he leaned over and kissed mo on tho
head whllo I ran along beside the
moving car in sight of all our camp
Mexican "Cartwheel" Hats.
General Villa, like most of his coun
trymen, has a fancy for largo-brimmed
hats. An American who served for
como years as secretary of a Mexican
corporation, says that "tho Mexicans
possess a special weakness for hats
of tho cartwheel type, It is by no
means unusual In Mexico to sco n
man woarlng a hat worth $30 or ?3G,
whllo his suit is not worth a dlmo. In
ono part of tho country a law has boon
enacted Imposing a flno of $10 on every
man found to bo wearing a hat moro
than 39 Inches wldo,"
The Artful Schemer.
"When it comes to ways and means,
my wlfo Is a wondor."
"Somo fixer, eh?"
"I should say so. Her latest stunt
is to encourage an affair of tho heart
between tho hired girl and tho hand
some milkman, so tho girl will get up
early in tho morning." Pittsburgh
Much Work on Small Box.
Tho construction of u cigar box may
soom to bo a very slmplo matter to
the novice, but tho box passes through
nlncteon processes boforo It In ready
to recclvo tho cigars,
You know your duty. No man ever
looked for It and did not find It Phil
Life In ft comedy to him who thinks,
tnigody to him who fools, Horace
tho question of a Sick
Stomach, Loss of Ap
or Constipation. It is
n far bettor plnn to
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thoso organs to a
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tho aid of
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"I didn't want to como horo In tho
first plnco," confided tho first guest
at tho oxpunnlvo hotel nt n well known
winter holiday resort on tho south
"No moro did I," replied tho second,
"but my wife Insisted on my coming."
"So did mine," said tho flrnt. "Sho
said wo hnd to como, just because
Muntteys wero coining, although I told
hor wo simply could not afford tho cx
ponHo." "And that's whnt I said," explained
tho second, "but my wlfo said wo had
to come bocnuso tho BrownB wero
"Why, look horo, my nntuo Is
"And mlno Ih MunBoy."
Then the two men shook ono an
other warmly by tho hand.
His Wife Hit Business.
Tho hungry tramp told his tale. It
touched tho kind heart of the lady of
the house. Ho ntc the food hIio gave
him and started wearily on hlu wuy.
"And how," said she, sympathetical
ly, "did tho hand laundry you wero
managing como to fall on you?"
Ho glnucod round, It might ha as If
ho suspected tho dor,- wero within
call. Thon pmtslng out and closing
tho gnto, ho said, "She quit and wont
homo to hor mother." Kansas City
At the Movies.
Ho (his arm around hor) What a
dainty wrist you have, my dear!
ano That isn't my wrist, honoy.
That'll tho nnklo of the mun bonldu
mo you nro holding, Puck.
At Liberty Lake.
July's hot summer sun
Is tanning many pcltu.
Tho bathing season now Is on.
And very llttlo oluol
Tho government of Brazil lino bo-
gun work on the extensive system of Igpr
rcflcrvolro to cnnhlo tho residents of
Its northwestern states to net water
fh fong dry uckboiui, which frequently
Tho workingmen's compensation net
passed by tho Ontario legislature will
bo placed in operation tho first of
Bonds worth $1C00 wero recovered
from n garbage can at the rear of a
lodging hotiKO by detectives. Thoy
hnd been thrown nwny by mistake.
Tho cost of replacing with steel curs
all tho pansongor cam In use on tho
railroads of the United States Is esti
mated ut more than $GOO,000,000.
A rubber tennis court Is about to bo
tried experimentally In London.
With tho ni I of AKGKNITK, nn
Improvement on the HILVKIt
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