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By E. rillLLIPS OPPENHEIM,
Author of "The Matter Mummer,'" "A
Prince of Sinner," "MunlttUms
Mr. Sahtn," "Anna the
Copyright. 1005. 190C, by MUle. Brown,
(Continued from1 1'ngo Three.)
ambassador, and 1 have collected all
the evidence possible. There Is nbsj
lately no proof obtainable of the pres
ence of any .Japanese craft among the
ISngllsh iisliing licet, i hiiDimt inero-
fore that this is a case for arbitration.
consider that up lo the present our
friends on tho other side of the channel
have displayed commendable modera
tion in a time of groat ec'lenient. and
I am happy to say t lint I liae the au
thority of Lord I'otlierglll himself for
Haying that they will consent to sub-
mining Hie affair to a commission of
The president's wolds were leeched
with chilling silence. it was the
prince, who, after a short time, re
plied: "Arbitration," lie said coldly, "does
not commend itself to us. We have
Im'cii Insulted. Our country and our
gallant (loot have been held up to ridicule-
throughout the whole English
press. We are tired of being dictated
lo and bullied by a weaker powor-tho
openly declared ally of our enemy. ,
England lias long been socking for a .
'casus belli' with us
it last she has j
round it." I
M. Gilsson whlsnorod for n moment ,
to one or his colleagues. Then he turn
ed once more to the prince.
"Let us understand one another, M.
le Prince," ho said. "And you, Count
von Munehen! You have come to an
nounce to me your Intention to Jointly
make war upon England. Rt. Peters
burg Is toircfusc her demands, England
will naturally strike at the P.aUle Hoot.
and Germany will send her fleet to tho
rescue nnd nt the same time land i
troops somewhere in the north of Eng
land. Iiussln, I presume, will with
draw her troops from Manchuria and
strike at India."
"No, r "' Count von Munehen pro '
tested. . can assure you. monsieur
It Is not our intention to laud a slngl
Gorman soldier In England. We are
Interested only to see fair play to Uus
Hia. We require that the liable fleet
shall be nllowed to go on Its va with
The piesldont faced the lust speaker.
Ills gray, bushy eyebrows almost met
in a frown
"Then wlint, count." lie asked, "la
the meaning of the molilll.atloii of 200,
(KM) men at Kiel? What Is the mean
ing of your state railroads running
west being closed last night to all pub
lic tralllc? Why have you cabled huge
orders for government supplies? Why
were you i mining trains all last night
to the coast? Po you suppose that our
Hoorot service slumbers that we nre n
nation of babies?"
The count made an effort to retain
"M. lo President," ho said, "the re
ports which have reached you have
been much exaggerated. It is neces
sary for us to back up our protests to
England by it show of force."
M. Grissou smiled.
"Enough of tills, gentlemen," lie said.
"Wo will now talk to one another as j
men who have weighty affairs to deal
with simply nnd directly. The story
of the meeting between your two
rulere, which you, Prince Korndoff,
have alluded to ns n fairy tale, was a
perfectly true one. I have known of
that meeting some time, and I have
certain proof of what transpired nt It.
The North sen incident wuh no chuuee
affair. It was n deliberately and skill
fully arranged 'ensus belli,' although
your admiral, Prince Korndoff, had to
go 100 miles out of his way to find the
Dogger bank fishing fleet. You spoko
to me Inst night of Cherbourg, prince.
I think that, after all, your secret serv
ice Is scarcely so successful as mine.
for I can assure you that you will tlnd
theie all that Is to be found today at
Tho prince was nuwwd,
"Hut, M. le President." ho exclaimed,
"you cannot mean -you, our ally"
The president extended a forefinger
inot lAive dealt with this matter
own merits. I li.'ivn llio honor
"It was no part of our alliance." he -" " "huihkiii on uus par- w,,dor vorv far. Your supper
sternly, "that you should make a , 'm'lr "'""""B succeeded In placing ,...... ,.., ,,.. .lellehtful-but you sco
-rot treaty with nnother power nnd , '""! tt a disadvantage. h :, ,.,
hidden from us no less n scheme ! , . "hl. "' WJ.W "U' l'omo uo Uor: Thev trooned down the narrow stairs,
i tuo invasion ot Hiiginuu. .a
, . . . . . . . . i'i nun oi ii d inour niiAiiiiiit ntui -
you, gentlemen. Unit I have concluded t,um """"'"''Mt guarantee for whom
an alllanee wllli EiisrlMiul to conn. Into VPr lul?bt follow. Then there was
effect In the eao of jour carrying out
your proiont Intention. For every army
corps you succeed In landing In Eng-
land I, too. Khali land one, only, 1
think, with !oh .lllilculty. and fpr ev
ery German ship which f learn for ac
tion in the North wen two French ones
will be prepared to meet her."
l'rinco Korndolf roo, to bib .feet.
"I think. M. lo IToslifoiil.- fio said
. stlllly, "Unit this discission litul hotter .
Ijo pcHtiuiiiiMl until nftor I hsne Inul tin
1 opportunity of coiitii.unlentlng with my ,
lmporli.1 master. I must confess, sir,
that voiir ntlllmlc Is n complete sur- '
prise 'to me.'' i
I "Am .. ulll. Mir." the mesldont nn-
swerod. "I am perhaps more n man of
nlYalrs than a diplomatist, and I have
spoken t yon with less reserve than 1h
altogether customary. Hut I Hhall nev
.... ,. v . . . . . . . T ...-, t - - .---
er believe that uipioniney which
chooses the dark and tortuous ways of
Intrigue and misrepresentation Is best
calculated to uphold nnd strengthen the
destinies of a groat nation. 1 wish you
good morning, gentlemen I"
For forty-eight hours the war fever
' raged and the pendulum swung back
ward and forward. The cables be
tween Hcrlln and St. I'elorsbiirg were
never Idle. There was a rumor among
those behind the scenes of an enormous
Mht, Orr0rod to Krauce in return for
,..,.. iw-uti-Mlltv alone. Its Inst.intnnuoiis
mil scornful tefusal practically brought
lliocrbls to an end. The Gorman hosts
molted away, and the H.iltle Hoot pass
ed on. St. I'etonburg accepted the
Hi Its ill demands, and a commission of
arbitration wis appointed
If.'iiri iu Hergill.ic lead out tho
news from the morning paper and
"("est llnl 1'affalro I'oynton," lie re-
marked. "You can get ready as soon
as yuit like, Guy. I am going to tako
you Into I'arls to your sister."
Guy looked up eagerly.
"My pardon V" lie asked.
The vlcomte made a wry face.
"Heavens," he exclaimed, "I forgot
that there were still oMilanatlons to
make! Kill your abominable pipe, men
ami, and think that tomorrow or tho
next day you may be In your beloved
England. Think how well we have
guarded you here when
were looho In I'arls wh
a dozen men
m would have
killed you on sight. Uemombor that in
the underground history of England
"Cent, jlnlraffnltv l'ovnton," lie re
vuirlicil. you will lie known always as the man
who saved his country. 1 shouldn't
wonder In the least if you weren't dec
orated when j on get home. Think of
all these tilings hard!"
"All right," Guy answered. "Go
"You never killed any one. The duel
was a fake. Yon were not pxnctlv so.
her. That was entirely our fault. nnd
wo hud to Invent some plan to Induce
you to come Into hiding peacefully,
Vol hi tout! It Is forgiven?" '
Guy laughed a great laugh of reltef.
"Itather!" he exclaimed. "What au
nss I must have seemed, asking that
old Johnny for a pardon!"
The vlcomte smiled.
"The old Johnny, Guy, was the pres
ident of France. He wanted to know
afterward what the devil you meant."
Guy rose to ids feet.
"If you tell me anything else," ho
said, "I shall want to punch your
The vlcomte laughed.
"Come," he snid. "I will return you
to your adorable sister."
ALBERT was not often
surprised, and still loss
often did lie show it. Tho
party, however, who troop
ed cheerily Into ids little restaurant at
? ', " " """ u'uii.iiii i
, w ow;! f0r,n"my rCaS0"H
Tl, !?,, TS0 UP " "n, ;vns !"or
the Marquise i St. Ethol, one of the
"haute noblesse," to welcome whom ,
was a surpassing honor.
And then M. Guy Poynton, the young
English gentleman, whoso sln-.'Ie ap
pearance here a few weeks back- had
started all the undercurrents of polit
ical Intrigue and who for the Justlflca-
Upn of I-Irojioh. Journalism should at
' T ill jt t !. ...
n LimiLmju aemuiMnj
ilal I,lomot ,,avo hwn H,ow,-v tlmB
nt , '""f"?; ., ,
T,A"'1 ,'v U! ,,h" ,l.le ,,,(,"tlf",i -Voting
EnIWi tody who h.nl conic there In
ttKh of ,,lin "' W". " k"e n1 left
lnc l,lflr '" lll(-' Miinll ""' f tho
morning with M. Louis, should cor-
"""' ""L """ '"" icoppcarea ns
charming nnd as brilliant as ever, her
eyes mtft with happiness and her I. nigh
making music more wonderful than the
violins of his little orchestra.
And following her the broad shoul-
,,u,'c'1 J '' rngllshmnn. Sir George
jjimcomne, wno nan once entertained
a very dangerous little party in his
private room upstairs and against
whom the dictum hud gone forth.
And following him the nrglishtnan
wllh the heavy glasses, whom 'Tat'
falro I'oynton" had also brought before
to his cafe and with whom mademol
belle from Austria had talked long
And lastly M. Sponccr, the English
Journalist, also with a black cros after
Ids name, but seemingly altogether un
conscious of (.
M. Albert was not altogether at hl.-t
best. Such a mixture of sheep and
goats confuted him It was the vl
comte who. together with the head
waiter, arranged a redistribution of
table so that the whole party could
sit together. It was the vioniutc who
constituted himself host; He sum
moned M. Albert to him.
"Albert." he said, with a little wave
of the hand, "those ladies and gentle
men are my friends. To quote the
words of my charming young com
panion hero, M. Guy Poynton. whom
you may possibly remember" M. Al
bert bowed--"we are on the bust! I
do not know the precise significance of
"e purnse any more man i suppose
you do. but it moans among other!
things a desire for the best you have j
to eat and to drink. Hi-lug I'ommery
'l,- Albert, and send word to your chef
that we desire to eat without being
M. Albert hurried away, glad of the
opportunity to escape. Guy leaned
back In his chair and looked around
".Same old place," lie remarked, "and,
by Jove, there's the young lady from
The young lady from Austria paid
her lilll nnd departed somewhat has
tily. The vlcomte smiled.
"I think we shall frighten a few of
them away tonight," lie ronnrl.ed.
"Ihe wine! Good! We shall need
magnums to drown our regrets if, In
deed, our English friends desert us to
morrow. M. Guy IMynton, uncon
scious maker of history nnd savior
of your country, I congratulate you
upon your whole skin, and I drink
I Guy drank and, .laughing, refilled his
"And to you. the best of amateur
conspirators and most charm big of
' hosts!" he said. "Come soon to Eng-
' land nnd bring your automobile, and
we will conspire against you with a
policeman nnd a stop watch."
The vlcomte sighed nnd glanced to
"Under happier circumstances!" he
murmured, nnd then, catching tho
marquise's eye, he was silent.
Tho band played English music, and
the chef sent them up a wonderful
omelet. Mile. Ermine from the Folie
Uergeres danced In the small space be
tween the tables, and the vlcomte, inly
ing a cluster of pink roses from the
flower girl, sent them' across to her
with a diamond pin In the ribbon.
The mnniuise rebuked him half seri
ously, but lie only laughed.
"Tonight." lie said. "Is the end of a
creat adventure. We amateurs have
Justified our existence. Tonight 1 give
away all that I choose. All. Angeie,
he murmured in her dainty little ear,
"If I had but a heart to give!"
I She flashed a quick smile Into his
' face, but her forehead was wrinkled,
I "You have lost it to the young Eng-
liidi miss. She Is beautiful, but so
"Do you think so?" he whispered.
Phyllis was seated next Duucombe,
and he, too, wh whispering something
1 In her ear.' The look with which she
answered him told all that there was
j to know. The marquise, who had In
tercepted It. shrugged nor shoulders.
"It Is not worth while, my friend.
I that you break your heart," she mur
mured, "for that one can see is an
"After all," ho said, "the true French
man loves only In his own country."
"Or In any other where he may
chance to be," she answered dryly.
"Never mind. Henri! I shall not let
iiUji;i,inK and talking. Duncoinbo nnd
Pbylls enme Inst, and their hands niet
for an instant behind the burly com-
"Until tomorrow," she echoed softly
as lie handed her into tho electric
Andrew and he drove down tho hill
together. Duncoinbo was a little 111 at
"There Is ono tiling. Andrew," ho
said, "which I should like to say to
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"I warned you. didn't I? I knew that
It would come, and It lias!"
Andrew smiled In gentle scorn.
"My dear Duucombe," he said, "why
do'you think it necessary to tell me a
thing so glaringly apparent? I huvo
uothiug to blame you for. It was n
foolish dream of mine, which I shall
easily outlive, for, George, this has
been a groat day for me. I believe
that my time for dreams lias gone by."
Dunconibo turned townrd him with
"What do you mean, Andrew'"
"I have been to see Foudroye. the
great oculist. He has examined my
eyes carefully, and he assures me posi
tively that my eyesight Is completely
Bound. In two months' time I shall
see ns well as any one!"
Dunconibe's voice shook with emo
tion. He grasped his friend's hand.
"That Is good magnificent An
drew!" he declared.
Their carriage rattled over the cob
blestones ns they crossed the square.
The white, mysterious dnwn was
breuklngover Purls. Audrtnv threw ids
head back with a little laugh.
"Hack Into the world, George, where
dreams nre only the cobwebs of time
nnd n man's work grows beneath his
hands like a living statue to the Im
mortals. I feel my hands upon it and
the great winds blowing. Thank God!"
Ftin In Space.
T dreamed last night ihat I was pres
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earth, moon and stars.
"I'm no covnrd." mi Id the earth
"No, but n have two great fears,"
snid the sun hotly.
"And those aie?"
"You've forgotten (lie atmosphere."
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