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A MAKER -OF
By E. PHILLIPS OPFENHEIM,
Author of "The Matter Mummer." "A
Prtnee nf Sinners." "Muttcrluu
Mr. Sahln," "Anna the
CopyrlRlit. 1003. IMC. by Little. Brown,
(Continuod from Pago Throo.)
"You must take thcHe," ho declared.
"It Is eold traveling."
"Hut how can 1 return them to yon?"
fihe protested. "No, not the coat,
plaice. 1 will take a hir If you like."
"You will take both," ho said firmly.
"There need he no trouble about re
InrnliiR them. I shall bo In Paris my
self shortly, and no doubt wo Bluill
come across one another."
Her eyes Hashed somuthlnR at him.
What It was ho could not rlRlitly toll.
It seemed to him that ho saw pleasure
there ami fear, but more of the latter.
The marquis Intervened.
"I trust," he said, "that In that case
you will Rive us the pleasure of seelnR
PomethhiR of you. We live In tho Ave
nue do St. Cloud."
"You are very kind," Duncombe said.
"I shall not fall to como and see you."
Spencer throw open tho door, and
they passed out. Phyllis kept by Dun
combe's side. lie felt her hand steal
"I want you to keep this envelope for
me," she whispered. "It contains noth
Iiir which could brhiR you Into trouble
or which concerns any one else. It Is
just somethhiR which I should like to
feel was In safe keeping."
He thrust it Into his pocket.
"I will take care of It," ho promised.
"And you won't forget me? We shall
meet again sooner perhaps than you
She shook her head.
"I hope to heaven that we shall not!
At least, not yet," she murmured fer
vently. From the carriage window she put
out her hand.
"You have been very kind to mo,"
she said. "(Joodby!"
"An impossible word." ho nnswered,
with well affected gayety. "A pleasant
Journey to you."
Then the carriage rolled away, and
Spencer and he wen- left alone. I Ma
combo secured the front door, and they
walked slowly back to the library.
"You know Paris well." Duncombe
wild. "Have you ever heard of thee
"The letter, I urn a raid, tlucs little to
kiitlHfu your curiosity."
"My doai fellow!" he exclaimed. "Do
St. Ethol Is one of the lirst nobles In
France. I have seen him at tho races
"Not tho sort of people to lend them
selves to anything shady V"
"Tho last In tho world," Spencer an
Bwered. "She was tho Comtesso do
Laugnan, and between them they are
connected with half a dozen royal
houo:. This business Is getting ex
ceedingly Interesting, Duncombe!"
Hut Duueombo was thinking of tho
SUPI'OSK," the boy snld
t thoughtfully, "1 nrtist seem to
you beastly ungriitoful. You'vo
been a perfect brick to mo over
slueo that night. Hut I can't help be
ing a bit homesick. You see, It was
really tho flirt time I'd ever been away
from homo for long, and, though my
little place Isn't a patch on this, of
course, still, 1 was born there, and I'm
Jolly fond of It."
IIIh companion nodded, aud his dark
eyes rented for u moment upon tho
other's Uuv. C!uy Poytiton wns Idly
watchim; the reiipoM at work In tlo
golden valley below, anil ho did not
catch hlrf friend's expression.
"You are very young, tnou eher anil,"
he Hitld. "Ah one grows older one demand-?
change-change always of sceno
and occupation. Now, I, too, am inott
hideously bored here, although It Is my
home. For me to live is only possible j
in Paris-Paris, tho beautiful."
Guy looked away from tho Holds. Ho
resented a little his friend's air of cm-,
"There's only a year difference in our
ages," ho remarked.
Henri do Herglllac smiled, this time
more expressively than over, and held
out his hands.
"I speak of experience, not years,"
he said. "You have lived for twenty
years In a very delightful spot no
doubt, but away from everything
which makes life endurable, possible
oven, for tho child of tho cities. I
have lived for twenty-one years mostly
In Paris. Ah, the difference!"
Guy shrugged his shoulders mid lean
ed back In his chair.
"Well, he said briefly, "tastes differ.
Tvc seen quite all I want to of Paris
for the rest of my life. Give mo n lino
Juno morning In the country and n
tramp round the farm, or an early
morning start In September walking
down tho partridges, or a gray day In
November, with n good gee under
neath, plenty of grass ahead and
hounds talking. Good God, I wish I
were back in England!"
Henri smiled and caressed his upper
lip, where symptoms of a mustache
were beginning to appear.
"My dear Guy," ho said, "you speak
crudely because you do not under
stand. You know of Pnrls only Its
grosser side. How can one learn more
when you cannot even speak Its lan
guage? You know the Paris of the
tourist. The real magic of my beauti
ful city has never entered Into your
heart. Your little dabble In Its vices
and frivolities must not count to you i
as anything llnal. Tho Joy of Paris to !
ono who understands Is the exquisite ,
refinement, tho unsurpassed culture of
Its abysmal wickedness."
"The devil!" Guy exclaimed. "Have
you found out all that for yourself?"
Henri was slightly annoyed, lie was
always annoyed when ho was not tak
"I have had the advantage," he said,
"of many friendships with men whose
names you would scarcely know, but
who directed the intellectual tenden
cies of the younger generation of Par
isians. People call us decadents that.
I suppose, because we prefer intellect
ual progression to physical activity. I
am afraid, dear friend, that you would
never be one of us."
"I am quite sure of It," Guy an
swered. "You will not even drink absinth,"
Henri continued, helping himself from
a little carafe which stood between
them, "absolutely the most artistic of
all drinks. You prefer a thing you call
a pipe to my choicest cigarettes, and
you have upon your cheeks a color of
which a plowbjy should be ashamed."
Guy laughed good hunioredly.
"Well, I can't help being sunburnt!"
Henri sighed delicately.
"Ah, it Is not only that," he said. "I
wish so much that I could make you
understand. You positively cultivate
good health take cold baths and walks
and exerclr.es to preserve It."
"Why the dickens shouldn't IV"
Henri half closed his eyes. lie was
a dutiful nephew, but he felt that an
other month with this clodhopper of an
English boy would mean the snapping
of his finely strung nerves.
"My friend," ho began gently, "wo
lu Paris of the set to which I belong
do not consider good health to be a
state which makes for Intellectual pro
gesslou. Good health means tho tri
umph of the physical sldo of man over
the nervous. The healthy animal sleeps
and eats too much. Ho docs not know
the stimulus of pain. Ills normal con
dition Is unaspiring not to say bovine.
The lirst essential therefore of life,
according to our tenets, Is to get rid
of superlluous health."
Guy did not trust himself to speak
this time. Ho only stared at his com
panion, who seemed pleased to havo
evoked his Interest.
"Directly tho body Is weakened,"
Henri continued, "the brain begins to
act. With the Indisposition for physi
cal effort comes activity of the Imag
ination. Cigarettes, drugs, our friend
here," ho continued, patting the carafe,
"late nights, la belle passion all theso
IIu broke off In the" middle of his sen
tence. Simultaneously he abandoned
his carefully chosen attltudo of studied
Innguor. He was leaning forward In
his chair watching a carrlago" wjilch
had Just come Into sight along the
straight wide road which led from th
outsltlo world to tho chateau.
"Tho devil!" he exclaimed. "My re
spected uncle! Jacques."
A man servant stepped out upon tho
"Uomove tho absinth, Jacques. M. lo
Guy, who also had been watching tho
carriage, gave utterance to a little ex
clamation. Ilo pointed to two figures
ou horseback who. rode behind the car
riage. "Tho .gendarmes!" he excjalmed.
"They have come for me at last!"
Ills face was no longer ruddy. The
pallor of fear had crept to his cheeks.
A note of despair rang In his voice.
Ills companion only laughed.
"(Jendarmes, perhaps," he answered,
"but not lor you, my young friend.
Have 1 not told you that you are In
mmi-fnni'i liprn? A uncut nf the VI.
C0Ilk, (1(, j,.wIK. ,.Vades all suspicion.
A,)( t uniewtaii wol those gendarmes.
Lct tu,h. vniwUiX ,, you no anx-
,0 tl(M. ,,,,,.. T1(.v Illv n mm
of honor for my revered uncle and the
personage who rides with him."
Guy resumed his chair and sat with
his head burled In his hands In an at
titude of depression. His companion
leaned over the stone balustrade of the
terrace and waved his hand to tho
occupants of the carriage below. They
pulled up at the bottom of the steps
and commenced slowly to ascend. In
obedience to an Imperious gesture from
Ills uncle Henri advanced to meet
them. He greeted his uncle witli grace
ful affection. Itefore the other man,
although his appearance was homely
and his dress almost untidy, he bowed
very low Indeed and accepted his prof
fered hand as a mark of favor.
Tho Duo do Herglllac was tall, sal
low, with black mustache and Imperial.
Ho possessed all the personal essentials
of the aristocrat, and ho had tho air
of one accustomed to command.
"Henri," ho said, "your young friend
Is with you?"
"Hut certainly," his nephew answer
ed, with a sigh. "Am I not always
obedient? Ho has scarcely been out of
my sight since wo arrived."
"Very good. You saw us arrive Just
now. Did you mention the name of M. I
Grisson?" the vlconito asked.
"Hut certainly not," Henri nnswered
The vlconito nodded.
"You havo discretion," ho said. "M,
Grisson Is here Incognito. Ho wishes
to hear your young friend's story from
his own lips." I
The vlcomte's companion nodded si
leutly. Ho had the air of a silent man. '
He was short, Inclined to bo stout, and
his dross and bearing were almost
bourgeois. Ills features were large
and not particularly Intelligent, his
checks were puffy and his gray beard
111 humored. He had the double neck
of the' Frenchman of the lower class
who has not denied himself tho Joys of
the cuisine, and his appearance would
have been hopelessly commonplace but
for the deep set brilliant black eyes
which lit up his whole face and gave It
an aspect of power.
"After dejeuner, you understand," ho
said. " It Is well that your young friend
should not understand that I came here
for no other reason. I will see first
your manuscripts, M. le Due."
The duke waved his hand courteous
ly to Guy as the two men passed along
;on their way to the library. Henri re
sumed his seat with a little shrug of
tho shoulders. I
"My respected uncle will bring such
strange people hero to see his manu
scripts and collection of missals," ho
remarked. "For myself, It Is a hobby
which wearies me. And you, mon cher
"I know nothing about them," ho an
swered. "Hut the gendarmes, Henri?
Why did they ride with your uncle's
Henri smiled reassuringly.
"Tho old gentleman," he said, "has
something to do with the government,
and they were in attendance upon him.
You can realize, my friend," ho added,
"that you are Indeed In a republican
country. Such people must havo tho
entree to our houses, even to our tnble.
I presume that you will have the pleas
ure of taking luncheon with him oven."
A manservant came out upon tho
"M. lo Due desires mo to say that
luncheon Is" served," ho announced.
Henri pnssed his arm through his
"Come," ho said, "let us go and seo
If we can amuse ourselves with my
uncle's venerable friend. I do not sup
pose that he speaks English, but I will
Interpret for you."
TO BE CONTINUED.
SEARSON IS UNDER ARREST.
Charged with Assault on One of
Pupils of School.
Lincoln, Aug. 12. A warrant has
been sworn out in tho district court
of Nemaha county for tho arrest of
Professor J. W. Searson for attempt
ing to assault Katherlno Hudson, a
student In the State Normal school at
Peru. Shoriff Bohrs of Nemaha coun
ty arrived In Lincoln with tho warrant
and arrested Searson. Searson is a
professor in the normal school at
Humors of bad conduct on tho part
of Professor Searson havo been going
around for somo time and recently ho
requested tho state normal board to
make an investigation. That Investi
gation is ou behind closed doors. Miss
Hudson, tho girl in tho case, Is about
twenty-two 'cars old and alleges tho
attempt was made on her last April.
She lives at Humboldt. Profossor
Searson is ono of the best known edu
cators In tho stftto. Ho Is married
and has ono child.
Mr. Searson was taken back to Ne
maha and tho Investigation by tho
normal board committee was ad
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journed until Sept. 13. Miss Hudson
testified that she went into the recita
tion room of Searson on the afternoon
of April i and for forty minutes ho
attempted Indignities with her, kiss
ing her three times forcibly and hold
ing her ro she could not leave tho
room. Sho struggled with him. she
said, and finally secured her release.
Sho also testified that she could toll
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uho could see him or not. Sho be
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Omaha Operators Go Out.
Omaha, Aug. 12. With Omaha tho
last connecting Jink botweeu Now
York and tho Pacific coast, Western
Union and Postal telegraph operators
walked out. Practically tho whole
union force at both offices and In Coun
cil Bluffs struck In sympathy with tho
other unions all over tho country.
Bostonlan Killed by Train.
Valley, Nob., Aug. 10. Tho body of
a man who was evidently Clarence
Wllher Slocum of Boston was found
mangled and lying beside tho Union
Pacific tracks by Conductor Brltton.
Tho man seemed to havo fallen from
a train near tho coal chute. From
lack of n, ticket on his person, it is
presumed he was "beating his way."
Requisition for Pumphrey.
Lincoln, Aug. 12. Dotcctlvo Drum
my of Omaha loft Lincoln for Little
Rock, Ark., with requisition papers Is
sued by Governor Sheldon, to bring
back to Omaha "Doc" Puniphroy, who
has been arrested at Havemlen, Ark.,
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