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Eleanors do Toscana was singing In
Perls, which, perhaps, accounted for Ed
ward Courtlondt's appearance there. Mul
timillionaire, he wandered about where
fancy dictated. He mlsht be In Paris one
day and Kamchatka the next. Following
the opera he goes to a cafe and Is ac
costed by a pretty young woman. Sho
gave him the address of Flora Deslmone,
vocal rival of Toscana. and Flora gives
him the address of Elcanora, whom he Is
determined to sec. Courtlandt enters
Kleanora'a apartments. Sho orders him
out and shoots at him. The next day
Paris Is shocked by tho mysterious dis
appearance of tho prima donna. Realizing
that he may bo suspected of the abduc
tion of Eleanora Courtlandt arranges for
an nllbl. Eleanora reappears and accuses
Courtlandt of having abducted her. His
alibi Is satisfactory to the police and the
charge is dismissed. Eleanora llees to
Lake Como to rest after the shock. Sho
is followed by a number of her admirers,
among them tho prince who really pro
cured her abduction. Courtlandt also goes
to Como nnd there meets Jlmmle Horrl
gan, retired prizefighter and father of El
eanora. whoso real name Is Nora Harrl
gan. Harrlgan takes Courtlandt Into his
favor at qjice. lie Introduces Courtlandt
to his daughter, but the latter gives no
sign of ever having met him before. She
studiously avoids him. Nora's confessor
scents a mystery involving Nora and
Courtlandt He takes a strong fancy to
the young man.
CHAPTER IX Continued.
"I was asleep when the pistol went
off. Oh, you must believe that It -was
purely accidental! She was In a ter
rible state until morning. What ' If
she had killed you, what if she bad
.killed you! She seemed to harp upon
Courtlandt turned a sober face to
ward her. She might bo sincere, and
then again she might be playing the
first game over again, in a different
guise. "It would have been embar
rassing if tho bullet had found its
mark." Ho met her eyes squarely, and
sho saw that his were totally free
from surprise or agitation or interest
"Will you be h6ro long?"
"Upon Nora?" persistently.
"You are hopeless."
"No; on the contrary, I am the
most optimistic man in tho world."
She looked Into this reply very care-.-fully.
If he had hopes of winning.
Nora Harrlgan, optimistic he certainly
must be. Perhaps It was not optlm
Ism. Rather might It not be a pur
pose made of steel, bendable but not
breakable, reinforced by a knowledge
of conditions which she would have
given worlds to learn?
"Is sho not beautiful?"
"I am not a poet."
"Wait a moment," her eyes widen
ing. "I believe you know who did
commit that outrage."
For the first time he frowned.
"Very well; I promise not to ask
any more questions."
"That would be very agreeable to
me." Then, as If he realized the rude
ness of his reply, he added: "Before
I leave I will tell you all you wish to
Itnow, upon one condition."
"You will say nothing to any one,
you will question neither Miss Harrl
gan nor myself, nor permit yourself
to be questioned." .
"And now, will you not take me
over to your friends?"
"Over there?" aghast.
"Why, yes. We can Bit upon the
grass. They seem to bo having a good
What a man! Take him over, Into
the enemy's camp? Nothing would be
more agreeable to her. Who would
be the stronger, Nora or this provok
So they crossed over and joined the
group. The padre smiled. It was a
situation such as he loved to study;
strong man aud a strong woman, at
war. Out nothing happened; not a
ripple anywhoro to diBcloso the agita
tion beneath. Tho man laughed and
the woman laughed, but they spoke
not to each other, nor looked once Into
cb other's eyes.
The sun was dropping toward the
western tops, The guests wcre Jeay
lug by twos gad throes. The colonel
had prevailed upon his dlnnor guosts
Met to bother shout going back to the
fillHjfe to dross, but to dine in the
clothes they woro, Finally, oo ro
muhwd but IJurrlgun, Abbott, the
Darone, tho padro nnd Courtlandt. And
they talked noisily and agrcoably con
corning man affairs uutll Rao gravely
announced that dinner was servod.
It was only then, during tho lull
which followed, that light was shed
upon tho puzzlo which had been sub
consciously stirring Ilarrlgnn's mind:
Nora had not onco Bpokon to tho son
of hiB old friend.
Everythlnjj But the Truth.
"I don't boo why tho colonel didn't
Invito Bomo of tho ladles," Mrs. Har
"It's a man party. He's giving It to
plcaso himself. And 1 do not blamo
him. Tho womon about horo treat
him abominably. They como at all
times of tho day nnd night, usohls
card room, order his servants nbout,
drink his whisky and smoko his cig
arettes, and generally Invito them
selves to luncheon and tea nnd dlnnor.
And then, whon thoy are ready to go
back to their villas or hotol, tako his
motor-boat without a thank you. Tho
colonel has about thrco thousand
pounds outside his half-pay, and thoy
are all crazy to marry him becauso
his sister Ib a countess. Ab a bach
elor ho can llvo like a prince, but as
a married man he would have to dig.
Ho told mo that if ho had been born
Adam, ho'd have climbed over Eden's
walls long beforo tho Angel of tho
Flaming Sword paddled him out. Says
bo's alwayB going to' bo a bachelor,
unless I tako pity on him," mischiev
ously. "Has ho . . .r In horrlfled tones.
"About threo times a visit," Nora
admitted; "but I told him that I'd bo
a daughter, a cousin, or a niece to him,
or even a grandchild. Tho latter pre
sented too many complications, so wo
compromised on niece."
"I wish I knew when you wero scrl
oub and when you were fooling."
"I am often as serious when I am
fooling as I am foolish when I am seri
ous . . ."
"Nora, you will have mo shrloklng
in a minute!" despaired the mother.
"Did tho colonel really proposo -to
"Only In fun."
Celeste laughed and throw her arm
around tho mother's waist, less ample
She Picked Up the Violets.
than substantial. "Don't you care!
Nora is being pursued by little devils
and is venting her spite on us."
"There'll bo too much Burgundy and
tobacco, to say nothing of tho awful
"With 'the good old padre tbero?
Hardly," said Nora,
Celeste was a French woman. "I
confess that I like a good story that
Isn't vulgar. And none of them look
like men who would stoop to vul
garity." "That's about all you know of men,"
declared Mrs. Harrlgan.
"I am willing to give them the benc
llt of a doubt."
"Celeste," cried Nora, gaily, "I've
an Idea. Supposing you and I run
back after dinner and hido in tho card
room, which Is right across from tho
dining room? Then we can Judge for
"Molly Harrlgan!" mimicked tho in
corrigible. "Mother mine, you must
learn to recognize a Jest."
"Ah, but yours!"
"Fine!" cried Celeste.
As if to put a final period to tho
discussion, Nora began to hum aud
ibly an aria from Alda.
They engaged a carriage In the vil
lage and wore driven up to the villa.
On tho way Mrs. Harrlgan discussed
the stranger, Edward Courtlandt. What
a fine looking young man ho was, and
how adventurous, how woll-connected,
how enormously rich, and what an ex
cellent cntch! Bha and Colosto the
ono Innocently nnd tho other prove
cutivoly continued tho subject to tho
very doors of the viliu. Ali tho wbllo
Nor hummed Koftly,
"What do you think of hl..i, Norar
tho mothor Inquired.
"Think of whom?"
"This Mr. Courtlandt."
"Oh, I didn't pay much attention to
him," carelessly. But onco alouo with
CeloBte, sho seUed hor by tho arm, a
llttlo roughly. "Colooto, I love you
bettor than any outsider 1 know. Hut
It you over discuss that man In my
presence again, I Bhnll ceaao to rogard
you even aa an ncquaiutnnco. Ho has
come hore for tho purpose of annoy
lng mo, though he promised tho pre
fect In Pnrls novor to annoy mo again."
"Yob. Tho morning I loft Vorsnlllos
I mot him In tho private olllco of tho
protect. Ho had powerful frlondB who
aided him in establishing an nllbl. I
wna only a woman, so I didn't count."
"Nora, If I havo mcddlud in any
way," proudly, "It haB boon becauso
I lovo you, and I soo you unhnppy.
You havo nearly killed mo with your
Bphlnx-llko actions. You have novor
asked mo tho result of my spying for
you that night. Spying Ih not ono ot
my usual vocations, but I did It gladly
"You gavo him my address?" coldly.
"I did not, I convinced him that I
had come ut tho behest of Flora Deal
mono. Ho domanded hor nddroBS,
which I gavo him. If over thoro was
a man in a flno rago, It was ho as ho
loft mo to go there. If ho found out
whero wo lived, tho Calabrlan assisted
him. I spoko to him rather plainly
at tea. Ho said that ho had had noth
ing whatever to do with tho abduc
tion, and I bollovo him. I am positive
that ho Is not tho kind of man to go
that far and not proceed to tho end.
And now, will you pleaso tell Carlos
to bring my dinner to my room?"
Tho impulsivo Irish heart was not
to be resisted. Nora wanted to remain
Arm, but Instead sho swept Celcsto
Into her armB. "Celeste, don't bo angry!
I am very, very unhnppy."
If tho Irish heart was impulsivo, tho
French ono was no less so. Colosto
wanted to cry out that sho was un
"Don't bother to dress! Just glvo
your hair a pat or two. Wo'll all throe
dlno on tho balcony."
Celesto flew to her room. Nora went
over to tho casement window and
stared at tho darkening mountains.
When she turned toward tho dresBer
sho was astonished to find two bou
quets. One was an enormous bunch
of violets. Tho other was ot simple
raarguerltlcs. Sho picked up tho vio
lets. There was a card without a
namo; but the phrase scribbled across
tho face of It was sufficient. She flung
tho violets far down into tho grapo
vinos below. Tho action was without
anger, excited rather by a contemptu
ous Indlfforence. As for tho simple
marguerites; sho took them up ginger
ly. Tho arc theso described through
tho air was even greater than that
performed by tho vlolots.
"I'm a silly fool, I suppose," .sho
murmured, turning back Into tho room
It was ten o'clock when the colonel
bade his guests good night as they
tumbled out of his motor boat They
wero In mora or less exuberant spirits,
for the colonel know how to do two
things particularly well: order a din
ner, and avoid tho many traps set for
him by scheming mammas and eli
gible widows. Abbott, the Barono and
Harrlgan, arm in arm, marched on
ahead, whistling ono tuno in threo
different koys, whilo Courtlandt sot
the pace for tho padro.
All through tho dinner tho padro bad
watched and listened. Faces were gen
erally books to him. and bo read in
this young man's faco many things
that pleased him. This was no night
rover, a fool over wino and women, a
"There has been a gravo mistake
somewhere," ho mused aloud, thought
fully. "I beg your pardon," said Court'
"I beg yours. I was thinking aloud.
How long havo you known tho Hor
rlgans?" "Tho father and mother I never saw
"Then you have met Miss Harrlgan?"
"I have seen her on tho stage."
"I havo tho happiness of being her
They proceeded quite as far as a
hundred yards beforo Courtlandt vol
unteered: "That must bo interesting."
"Sho is a good Catholic."
"Ah, yes; I recollect now."
"Oh, I haven't any religion such as
requires my presenco In churches.
Don't misunderstand mo! As a boy
I was bred In tho Episcopal church;
hut I havo traveled so much that I
havo drifted out of tho clrclo, I And
that when I am out In tho open, In
tho heart of somo great wasto, such
as a desert, a sea, tho top of a moun
tain, I can soo tho greatness of the
Omnipotent far moro clearly and hum
bly than within tho walls ot a ca
thedral." "You bollevo in tho tenets of Chris
"Burolyi A man must pin his faith
and hope to something moro stable
"I should like to convert you to my
way of thinking," simply.
"Nothing is Impossible. Who knows?"
Th Midrn. na thoy continued o
ward, offered many openings, but the,
young man at his side rofusod to tt
drawn Into any confidence. So the
pndro gave up, for the futility of his
efforts bocamo Irkaomo. His own lips
wore sealed, so ho could not ask point
blank tho question that clamored at
tho tip of his tongue.
"So you are MIbs Ilarrlgnn's con
"Doob It strlko you strangely?"
"Moroly tho colnclddnco."
"If 1 were not hr confoaaor I should
tako tho liberty of nBklng you Bonv.
"It Ib qulto poBBlhlo Hint I shoub
decline to answer them."
Tho pndro shrugged. "It Is patent
to mo that you will go nbout this af
fair In your own wny. I wish you
"Thank you. As Miss Hnrrlgnn's
confoBBor you doubtloBB know every
thing but tho truth."
Tho pndro Inughod this tlmo. Tho
shopa wero cloBod. Tho opon res
tnurnnte by tho wnter front hold but
few Idlers. Tho padro admired tho
young man's Independence Moat men
would havo hesitated not a socond to
pour tho tale Into his cars In hope of
material assistance Tho pndro's ad
miration was equally proportioned
"I lonvo you horo," ho eaid. "You
will boo mo frequently nt tho villa."
"I certainly shall bo there frequent
ly. Good night."
Courtlandt qulckoned hla pace which
soon brought him alongside tho others.
Thoy atopped In front of Abbott's pen
sion, and ho tried to porsuado them
to como up for a nightcap.
"Nothing to It, my boy," said Har
rlgan. "I nocd no nightcap on top of
cognac 48 years old. For mo that's
a whole suit of pnjnmnn,"
"You come, Ted."
(TO IIU CONTINUED.)
LET 'HUBBY' SLEEP AT NIGHT
If Daby Cries, Walk It to Sleep, la Ad
vice That la Offered to
If your husband Is ot tho rnro and
ndornblo variety who offers to take
chargo of tho child at night, thank
heaven for having given you such a
man, and docllno tho off or, advises a
writer In Mothor's Mogazlno. Should
your health bo unequal to tho strain
ot both night nnd day work, it will
probably pay better in tho long run
for somo ono to be hired to sparo you
than for him to glvo his strength to
tho task. That Is a problem for cir
cumstances to solvo. Tho point I wish
to cmphaslzo In this connection Is,
that you ara neither to feel aggrieved
If your husband docsn t claim tho
right to sharo in tho night enro of the
child, nor permit him to loao his sleep
If ho ploads a desire to act as assist
If you havo made tho mistake of
asking your husband to look nfter the
child at night, try to look at tho mat
ter reasonably. Ho might havo been
gracious enough to tell you why he
felt his sleep of such importance that
ho was not Justified in foregoing It,
oven to sparo you, but thoro are men
'who don't bco things in that way and
ho may bo one ot 'them. That does
not change tho fact, I repeat, that ho
cannot do his best for you and tho kid
dies whon deprived of tho proper
amount of slumber, nnd tho truth that
it is for you and tho kiddles that he
works may help you to overlook tho
WITH NATURE'S HAIR DYE
Young Lady Visitor to South America
Changed Her Blonde Locks to a
A young woman ran down the
gangway of tho ship Just in from
South American ports, nnd flung her
arma about tho nock of a man who
had been waving to hor.
"Gracious, Natallo!" ho cried,
"what's tho matter with your hair?
It's red, and it wus blondo when you
"Oh," smiled tho young woman,
"that's tho result of a shampoo from
tho water of a llttlo lnko in lea, Pom."
Sho told that during a recent visit
to lea sho hnd found that tho Indians
thoro had their hair tinted every im
aginable color. Sho learned that thoy
dyed their hair with tho waters of
several small lakes In lea, all of which
contained water of different colors.
"I thought that I would look so
much bettor if my hair wns a doop
red, so I went to tho lnko containing
tho reddish water, named Huacnchlna,
and shampooed my hair. It certainly
Kaiser as a Censor,
Tho kaiser has forblddon tho produc
tion at Hon rtolnhnrdt's Doutsches
theater of a play culled "Ferdinand,
Princo of Prussia," on the ground that
ono of tho characters is a member of
tho Prussian royal family. Thore is
no appeal from tho kalsor'H censor
ship, Dally Thought,
Llttlo minds iiro turned nnd sub
dued by mlsloriuno, but trout minds
rise above IL Jrvln.
DESERVES HIS TITLE
JACK RINQ HAS EARNED RIQHT
TO BE CALLED RIVER HERO.
Has Saved Three Hundred People
From Drowning ana necovorou
Numerous Dead Bodies -He
Knows tho Missouri.
rin I a. small catnah-entlnft man,
pnnt ttlxty, who has won and gracefully
wears tho tltlo of Illver Hero, oomo
300 porsonn uavod from tho sucking
throat of tho Hood, about ono hundred
nnd fifty bodlos taken from tho watery,
shifting KruvoH bohold Ring's rocordl
Of tho rescued, 40 wore boyn, 25 wero
women, Including n famous "toughing
girl," and tho rent wero men, ono or
thorn n 250-paundor.
Jack Rlng'ii beat is ono mile of tho
river front, and ho has patrolled it al
most dally since 1873, with tho excep
tion of nix months, when ho wns fight
ing In tho Philippine Inlnuds.
Ho knows tho Missouri river; its
oubtlo moods, when the floods wilt
como and whon recede; tho changing
chnnnol, treacherous currents, suck
holes, eddies, boilings up; whero tho
nnndbnrs are; tho habits und haunts
of tho wiggling thlnge, big und llttlo,
that Inhabit tho stream.
Ho has developed a scientific and
effective method of rescuing persons
Ho linn discovered that thoro nro
mysterious lawn which govern tho
movement of corpses In tho water.
So Intlmuto Is Ring's knowledge of
tho river that if ho bo Informed
whero nn unfortunnto sank to death
ho will cnlculato tho suckholo, eddy
or sandbnr down-stream, 100 ynrdi to
live miles, where the body Is likely to
bo found. Tests havo often proved
tho accuracy of his conclusions.
Not by gucBawork or Intuition does
King locato the dead bodies, ns many
havo fancied. Ho consults his mental
map of tho rlvor and then makos a
"And tho rnnp o' tho rlvor In dif
ferent over year," tho hero oxplanod.
"This strcnm Is n restless thing on'
twists an' turns In hits bed."
Ring's skill as n llfo-savor Is predi
cated, of course, on his export swim
ming. Tho eupromo tost of river
swimming, so tho export said, is for
ono to bo nblo to tako enre of him
self in tho swift und mighty current,
battle through tho suck-holes and hold
his own In tho perilous places whero
tho water "kicks up" and bucks llko
a broncho. "I've been In n lot o tick
lish places, but never lost my head,"
tho old man musod, "an that's why
I'm here." American Magazine.
Rcmombcre Flora Temple.
Spectators nt tho United Shoo Ma
chinery trial recently In tho United
Status district court enjoyed tho ropar
teo between Judgo Putnam and Fred
eric P. Fish of counsel for tho defense.
Attornoy Fish wan arguing on the pat
ont question Involved In tho anti-trust
suit against tho United company nnd
na a means of Illustrating a point re
marked: "You can put a race horse
In a plow and you can put a plow
horse In a race."
Hero Judgo Putnam Interrupted to
say: "Flora Templo was a plow
"Yes," responded Attornoy Fish,
"but sho soon got out of 1L I roinum-
. . .
nor seeing nor in n oox car at Ta
"Why, I didn't think you woro
old," replied Judgo Putnam.
"Oh, Lord," replied Attornoy Fish,
"you don't know what an old follow I
am. I romombor Flora Templo will,
and I know what her tlmo was, toolftt
was 2:27." V
By this tlmo tho wholo courtroom
full of lawyers and spectators was in
roars of laughter, and Judges Dodgo
and Brown, Bitting with Justice Put
nam, Joined in tho merriment. Boston
With a Chef at tho 8teerlng Wheel.
An Atchison man mot a roportorand
said: "I havo an Item for you; soo If
you can got It right this time." Tho
item was In rogard to somo visitors nt g
tho man's houso, who had como in it
motor car. In giving tho Horn tho man
fluid: "Thoy woro nccompanlod by
their chof." Tho roportsr askod timid
ly: "Their what?" And tho man said,
with such a suporior air: "Their chef,
tho man that drives tho cur. Don't
you know what a chof Is?"
She Doesn't Shut Up.
Mrs, Flutto Did you heur whut ho
called hlu wife?
Mrs. Flatto No,
"A dollcnto llttlo plant."
"Why, dollcnto llttlo plants gonor
ally shut up during u storm."
"To run this party of so many op
poslto kinds of people, I want to know
it you can recommend somebody who (
can put all tho guests on nn easy
"Oil, yes. Tli ore's thu muu I get
my slippers from."