The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, May 13, 1898, Image 2

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The carriage 1 1 a 1 travelled rapidly to saint
Dizior llouso. iKiring all the way, Kodiu re
mained mute, contenting himself with observing
Father d'Aigrigny, anl listening to him, as he
poured forth his grief and fury in a long mono-!
louge, interrupted by exclamations, lamentations,
and bursts of rage, directed against the strokes
of that inexorable destiny, which had ruined in
a moment the best founded hopes. When the
carriage entered the court-yard, and stopped be
fore the portico, the princess's face could be seen
through one of the windows, half hidden by the
folds of a curtain; in her burning anxiety, she
came to see if it was really Father d'Aigrigny
who arrived at the house. Still more, in defiance
of all ordinary rules, this great lady, generally so
scrupulous as to appearances, hurried from her
apartment, and descended several steps of the
staircase, to meet Father d'Aigrigny, who was
coming up with a dejected air. At sight of the
livid and agitated countenance of the reverend
father, the princess stopped suddenly, and grew
pale. She suspected that all was lost. A look
rapidly exchanged with her old lover left her no
doubt of the issue she so much feared. Kodiu
humbly followed the reverend father, and bofli,
preceded by the princess, entered the room. The
door once closed, the princess, addressing Father
d'Aigrigny, exclaimed with unspeakable anguish:
" What has happened? "
Instead of answering this question, the reverend
father, his eyes sparkling with rage, his lips
white, his features contracted, looked lixedly at
the princess, and said to her: "Do you know
the au ount of this inheritance, that we estimated
at forty millions? "
"1 understand," cried the princess; "we
have been deceived. The inheritance amounts to
nothing, and all you have done has been in
" Yes, it has indeed been in vain," answered
the reverend father, grinding his teeth with rage;
"it was no question of forty millions, but of two
hundred and twelve millions."
"Two hundred and twelve millions! " repeated
the princess iu amazement, as she drew back u
step. " It is impossible! "
. "I tell you I saw the vouchers, which were ex
amined by the notary."
"Two hundred and twelve millions? " resumed
the princess, with deep dejection. "It is an im
mense and sovereign power and you have re
nounced you have not struggled for it, by every
possible means, and till the last moment?"
"Madame, I have done all that I could! not
withstanding the treachery of Gabriel, who this
very morning declared that he renounced us, and
separated from' the Society."
" Ungrateful! " said the princess, unaffectedly.
"The deod of gift, which I had the precaution
to have prepared by the notary, was in such
good, legal form, that in spite of the objections
of that accursed soldier and his son, the notary
had put me in possession of the treasure."
" Two hundred and twelve millions!" repeated
the princess, clasping her hands. " is
like a dream!"
" Yes," replied Father d'Aigrigny, bitterly,
"for us, this possession is indeed a dream, for a
codicil has been discovered, which puts off for
three months and a half all the testamentary
provisions. Now that our very precautions have
roused the suspicion of all these heirs now that
they know the enormous amount at stake they
will be upon their guard; and all is lost."
" But who is the wretch that produced this
codicil? "
"A woman." "What woman?"
"Some wandering creature, that Gabriel says
he met in America, where she saved his life."
"And how could this woman be there how
could she kcow the existence of this codicil?"
" I think it was all arranged with a miserable
Jew, the guardian of the house, whose family has
had charge of the funds for three generations; he
had no doubt some secret instructions, in case he
suspected the detention of any of the heirs, for
this Marius de Rennepont had forseen that our
Company would keep their eyes upon his race."
"But can you not dispute the validity of this
" What, go to law in these ti mes litigate about
a will incur the certainty of a thousand clamors,
with no security for success? It is bad enough,
that even this should get wind. Alas! it is terri
ble. So near the goal! after so much care and
trouble. An affair that had been followed up
with so much perseverance during a century and
a half!"
"Two hundred and twelve millions 1 " said the
princess. " The Order would have had no need!
t look for establishme its iu foreign countries; ,
.i .... i ii t l ii. i,J
Willi sucn resources, n wouiu nave uvcu nine iu
impose itself upon France."
" Yes," resumed Father d'Aigrigny, with bitter
ness; "by means of education, we might have
possessed ourselves of the rising generation. The
power is altogether incalculable." Then, stamp
ing with his foot, he resumed: ' I tell you, that
it is enough to drive one mad with rage! an atfair
so wisely, ably, patiently conducted! "
" Is there no hope ? "
"Only that Gabriel inny not revoke his dona
tion, in as far as concerns himself. That alone
would be a considerable sum not less than
thirty millions."
" It is enormous it is almost what you hoped,"
said the princess; "then why despair?"
" Because it is evident that Gabriel will dispute
this donation. However legal it may be, he will
find means to annul it, now that he is free, in
formed as to our designs, and surrounded by his
adopted family. I tell you, that all is lost. There
is no hope left. I think it will even be prudent
to write to Borne, to obtain permission to leave
I'aris for a while. This town is odious to me !"
" Oh. yes! I see that no hope is left since you,
my friend, have decided almost to fly."
Father d'Aigrigny was completely discouraged
and broken down; this terrible blow had destroyed
all life and energy within him. lie threw him
self back in an arm-chair, quite overcome. Por
ing the preceding dialogue, Rodin was standing
humbly near the door, with his old hat in his
hand. Two or three times, at certain passages
in the conversation between Father d'Aigrigny
and the princess, the cadaverous face of the
socius, whoso wrath appeared to be concentrated,
was slightly flushed, and his flabby eyelids were
tinged with red, as if the blond mounted in con
sequence of an interior struggle; but, immediate
ly after, his dull countenance resumed its pallid
"I must write instantly to Borne, to announce
this defeat, which has become an event of the
first importance, because it overthrows immense
hopes," said Father d'Aigrigny, much depressed.
The reverend father bad remained sea'ed;
pointing to a table, he said to Bodin, with au
abrupt and haughty air: " Write ! "
The socius placed his hat on the ground, an
swered with a respectful bow the command, and
with stooping head and slanting walk, went to
seat himself on a chair, that stood before a desk.
Then, taking pen and paper, ho waited, silent and
motionless, for the dictation of his superior.
"With your permission, princess?" said Fath
er d'Aigrigny to Madame de Saint-Diier. The
latter answered by an impatient wave of the hand,
as if she reproached him for the formal demand
at such time. The reverend father bowed, and
dictated these words in a hoarse and hollow voice:
"All defeated. The affair of the Rennepont in
heritance, in spite of all the care and skill em
ployed upon it, has completely and finally failed.
At the point to which matters had been brought,
it is unfortunately worse than a failure; it is a
most disastrous event for the Society, which was
clearly entitled to this property, fraudulently
withdrawn from a confiscation made in our favor.
My couscieuce at least bears witness, that, to the
last moment, I did all that was possible to defend
and secure our rights. But I repeat, we must
consider this important affair as lost absolutely
and for ever, and think no more about it."
Thus dictating, Father d'Aigrigny's back was
turned towards Rodin. At a sudden movement
made by the socius, in rising and throwing his
pen upou the table, instead of continuing to
write, the reverend father turned round, and,
looking at Rodin with profound astonishment)
said to him: " Well! what are you doing ? "
"It is time to end this the man is mad ! " said
Rodin to himself, as he advanced slowly towards
the fire-place.
" What! you Quit vour place vou cease writ-
- a tj
ing r said the reverend lather, in amazement.
Then, addressing the princess, who shared in his
astonishment, he added, as he glanced contemptu
ously at the socius: " He is losing his senses."
" Forgive him," replied Mrae. de Saint-Dizier;
" it is, no doubt, the emotion caused by the ruin
of this affair."
" Thank the princess, return to your place, and
continue to write," said Father d'Aigrigny to
Rodin, in a tone of disdainful compassion, as,
with imperious finger, he pointed to the table.
The socius, perfectly indifferent to this new
order, approached the fireplace, drew himself
up to his full height as he turned his arched back,
planted himself firmly on his legs, stamped on
the carpet with the heel of his clumsy, greasy
shoes, crossed his hands beneath the flaps of his
old, spotted coat, and, lifted his head, luoked
fixedly at Father d'Aigrigny. The socius had
not spoken a word, but his hideous countenance,
now flushed, suddenly revealed such a sense of
his superiority, and such sovereign contempt for
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SHERUF'SSALE. By virtue of an order
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Lots four 14) In block l:4, and lot Hve (ft) In
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On lot 4 In block 131. above described, the
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On lot 5 In block 1K4, above described the
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lam Morris and Frank Crisp, co-partners do
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Issac Shard are defendants.
Omaha. Nebraska. March 11th, 1897.
Sheriff of Douglas County, Nebraska.
W. A. Saunders, Attorney.
Keeler vs. Linton, et al.
Doc. M; No. 179.
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SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of an order
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Sheriff of Douglas County, Nebraska.
W. A. Saunders, attorney.
Keeler vs, Linton et al. 4-29-5
Doc. 62; No. 233.
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