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A ROMANCE BEHIND AN AD.
New York. Special. ) Lawyer Geo.
Robinson of 99 Nassau street had the ,
following advertisement inserted in
the morning papers :
ESTELLE NORENE DRAPER , wife
of Robert Tost Draper , formerly of ,
Providence , R. I. , call on Lawyer
George Robinson , 99 Nassau street ,
New York. London , San Francisco ,
Chicago , Boston * and Providence pa
pers please copy.
Behind this notice He two romances.
About 15 years ago Robert Draper
met Miss Estelle Norene de Wolfe , one
one of the first families of Rhode Is
land. Mr. Draper was then about 25
and Miss de Wolfe barely 20.
Acquaintance ripened into love , but
for family reasons marriage was de
layed. Then Mr. Draper found he
must take a business trip to London.
He was not astonished greatly to find
Miss de Wolfe there , she being osten
sibly on a European tour. This was 13
The two were married at once and
next day sailed for New York. The
trip across was made more pleasant
for Mr. and Mrs. Draper's fellow pas
sengers on account of the newly wed
ded couple's exuberant happiness. The
voyage of the Drapers on the matri
monial sea was so smooth and en
joyable that neither had time to be ill ,
despite the storms that tossed the *
other sea they traveled.
On arriving here Mr. Draper at once
engaged apartments at a big hotel.
Then the bridal pair breakfasted. Af
ter escorting his bride to their rooms
Draper went out for a prosaic shave.
The parting was affectionate.
An hour later Draper returned. In
the hotel lobby he met a friend.
"Hello , Draper , " said the friend.
"You're just in time. I just saw your
old flame , Miss de Wolse , in the restau
rant breakfasting with another friend
of yours. You want to look out. "
Draper was furiously jealous. Rush
ing to his rooms to upbraid his wife
he found her gone. The apartment
was not disturbed , but Mrs. Draper
and her gowns , jewels and all her per
sonal belongings were gone.
There was no work 'of explanation
left. Draper was crushed. He hired
scores of detectives , but up to the
present time not one trace of the
missing wife has been found. Her dis
appearance is still a complete mystery
Years assuaged Draper's grief. From
his almost hermit-like retirement he
ventured into the social whirl about a
There he met.his . fate a second time.
Another beautiful woman , whose iden
tity Mr. "Draper will not divulge , drove
from his mind the last regret at his
wife's desertion. "
Now Mr. Draper wants to marry his
new love and she wants to marry him.
Under the law this is possible if Mrs.
Draper is sought for and not found
after five years' silent absence.
But if she should return after the
second marriage , it would necessitate
a technical divorce from her. This
Mr. Draper wants to avoid by finding
herand getting the divorce now , tho'
the second marriage would not be an
nulled if it took place.
The first Mrs. Draper would have no
claim on Draper , but he wants to save
his new wife any court annoyance.
Mr. Draper's residence in New York
is at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
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The London county council has , in
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other of the dreadful diseases that sometimes
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IN THE HOUSE OF MY FRIEND.
All the world our world had known
of our engagement from the first , but
none except ourselves yet knew that
it was an end. Everyone had prophe
sied it , everyone had congratulated
us and feted us when it had come to
pass. Everyone would be filled with
consternation when It became known
that it was at an end. Therefore I
wished to put off that disagreeable
Our last assembly dance was to take
place Friday night. 1 had never missed
one before , .but I intended to be absent
for this. It would cause comment , but
not so much as. If I should attend and
avoid Agatha as , under the circum
stances , I must. I had cast about to
find some place to go , and finally had
thought of Corey.
Corey is an old' bachelor friend who
lives like a hermit among his books
in a cosey "box , " as he calls it , some
forty miles from town. And I have his
standing invitation to "run down and
take pot luck at any time. " I had
been there once , just before my en
gagement. I would go again on Fri
day and spend Sunday with' him. I
wrote and received his characteristic
answer : "All right , old fellow. Come ! "
So I made my preparations and was
Just about leaving my office on Fri
day aftednoon when this letter from
him reached me :
" ' to Philadelphia
"I've been called over
on business , and can't get home till
Saturday noon. But come all the same.
You know the house , and the key will
be in the same old place. Make your
self at home. You will find eatables ,
drinkables and smokables set out for
you in the dining room. And your bed
is in the room upstairs next mine.
Mrs. O'Grady , my dame of all work ,
sleeps at her own home , and will let
herself in , as usual , somewhere in the
dark hours near dawn. She will get
your breakfast whenever you appear.
All that I own is at your service , and
therefore come ! "
Under any other circumstances I
should have postponed my visit until
my host should be at liberty to receive
me , but as things were , I hurried along
only to find that I had just missed my
train. The next train did not leave
until 8:30 : , so I whiled away the time
in a nearby restaurant over a supper
I could not eat , and went over my
grievance against Agatha again.
And I certainly felt that I had a
grievance if ever-man had one against
a maid. In all the course of our en
gagement we had no falling out until
this fateful one , and I had every rea
son to believe that she was fondly and
faithfully my own. Fortunately I had
been undeceived in time , and it had
happened in this way :
Afew days ago I had left my office
unusually early , and had started up
town on purpose to select a wedding
present for my betrothed. For the day
was drawing near , and as yet I had
not been able to decide between a dia
mond bracelet and a jeweled ornament
for her lovely auburn hair. As I walk
ed along , pondering this perplexing
riuestion , I looked up and saw Agatha
on the corner of the street. Evidently
she was expecting someone , though it
could not be myself , for never before
had I come uptown , at that hour. But
how pleased and surprised she would
be to see me , I thought !
I was awaiting with pleasant antici
pation the moment when she should
catch sight of me , when suddenly a
man a perfect stranger to me walk
ed up to her , and her manner of greet
ing him showed me plainly that he was
the one for whom she had : been wait-
Ing there. Immediately they started
off together and I followed only to see
them enter the very jewelry store for
which I had been bound.
So I went straight on to my lonely
room and brooded over woman's false
ness and deceit. But I would be just ,
and Agatha should have a chance to
explain things if she could.
She welcomed me that evening with
her usual warmth. My coldness cer
tainly surprised her. I surprised her
still more when I asked without any
beating about the bush who it was
she had met at such an hour on such
a street , and what their errand at the
jeweler's had been.
She stared at me and answered , wo
manlike , by the counter question , how
did I know ?
"I saw you , " I said , savagely.
Her reply to that was rather scorn
ful : "I did not know before that you
were a spy ! "
"At least I have the right to ask
"And I the right to refuse to answer
I am not married to you yet ! "
"Nor ever will be , unless you give
a satisfactory answer to my questions
now , " I declared hotly.
"Is that your ultimatum ? " she said
with a strange smile. "Then listen to
mine I hate a tyrant and I refuse to
And then and there she gave me
back .her ring.
And her amazing words were final.
I left her without having obtained an
explanation , and with our engagement
at an end.
I had not seen her since , nor did I
desire to see her.
At last it was train time , and at last
I had reached the forsaken station ,
where not even the customary dilap
idated vehicle awaitedme. But it was
not a long walk to Corey's "box , " and
It surprised me to see how well I re
membered the way even in the dark ,
for the clouds obscured the moon.
Presently I had reached the cross
roads and there turned to the right.
Then one , two , three detached cottages
were passed and Corey's place was
reached. How familiar its outline
seemed as it loomed , dark and shad
owy , before me.
I stumbled on the low 'piazza step
where I dropped my bag while I ran
my hand up the inside of the nearest
pillar , feeling for the nail on which
Corey always hung the key. But I
failed to find it and was groping for it
when heavens ! I heard the barking
of a dog !
I am not altogether a coward , but
I do not own up to a strong liking to
strange and savage dogs , and my first
Impulse was to find shelter as speed
ily as possible.
Corey was careless , ten chances to
one the parlor window was unlocked.
I sprang for it and though it stuck I
managed to force it up. The next mo
ment I was safely housed and the
window shut upon the dog , which was
on the piazza yelping furiously.
But my tribulations were but begun.
I had not recovered my breath before
I heard another dog in the hallway
overhead. If Corey had mentioned that
he kept such brutes I never should
have come !
As I hastened to close the door be
tween the animal and myself I ran
into something tall which fell over
with a crash. And immediately from
the strong odor which arose I knew
I had overturned a lamp !
But the door was closed in time ,
though the beast was soon scratching
at it and barking savagely at me from
the other side.
I was hot an angry. Besides that I
was conscious of feeling hungry , and
how was I to get the supper which
was spread for one in the dining room
with this brute's jaws watering for me
in the hall ? If this was a joke that
Corey had played off on me , he should
pay dearly for it on his return !
I put my hand in my pocket for a
match , then remembered that after
lighting my cigar on the way from the
station I had thrust my match box
into the pocket of my overcoat , which
now lay with my bagm the step out
side , well guarded by the first of those
"Was ever a man in the house of his
friend in such a plight before ? I tried
in vain to find a match or a couch or
a comfortable chair in that dark and
cheerless room. But not one of these
could be found. And I dared not
stretch my weary length upon the flooh
for fear some meandering stream of
kerosene from the shattered lamp
might reach me during the night. So
I sat bolt upright in a dreadful wicker
chair and wondered how a man like
Corey could have such an abomination
in his house.
The night seemed centuries long , and
though I thought I had not closed my
eyes , toward morning I must have
dozedfor I came to myself in the
dawn's gray light feeling stiff and lame
yet with a sense of relief at the still
ness , for that infernal barking had
I wondered if I could not quietly
make my way up to my bedroom and
get a comfortable nap there before the
day began. So I tip-toed over to the
door and turned the knob. To my
amazement the door remained fast
closed. It was locked on the outside !
Now who was in the house to make
meprisoner in so ridiculous and hu
miliating a way ?
I went to the window and started
to raise the sash , when bothdogs be
gan their outrageous racket again.
So then I lowered the window from
the top and , mounting a chair , leaned
out at a safe distance from the vicious
Immediately I heard a voice a wo
man's voice !
' "man , " it said , "stay where you are ,
for besides the dogs , I have a revolver ,
and I am considered a good shot. "
My blood began to boil. Corey's wo-
man-in-charge was taking advantage
of his absence to carry things with a
high hand !
Just beyond the front door a bay
window projected on the piazza , and
evidently my jailer was on guard in
there behind the blinds.
"Woman ! " I said , savagely , "call off
your dogs and put your pistol up , or
when your master comes you will find
you have been less smart than you
think yourself to be. "
"My master ! " came in tones of in
dignation. "No tyrant ever had or
ever shall have control of me ! "
There was something strangely fa
miliar in both that sentiment and
voice. I leaned far out , looking eager
ly toward the concealed figure behind
"Agatha ! " I cried , and in answer
came her cry of astonished recognition.
Then silence fell , save for the Inter
mittent barking of those fiends.
My amazement knew no bounds , but
it was accompanied by furious indig
nation at the imprudence of her con
"Agatha ! " I cried. "In heaven's name
why did you come here ? "
"It seems to me , " she retorted with
some asperity , "that that Is the ques
tion I should ask you. "What right had
you to come and force your entrance
to this house like some rowdy burglar
and frighten me half to death ? "
"I regret to have frightened you if
you had not set those dogs on me f
should have been quiet enough ! But
as for you think what the world will
say should it ever come to know. "
"The world wil say what I say
that you are the most cowardly and
contemptible of men to come deliber
ately to this house in such a waywhen
I was here alone "
"But alone or in Corey's company ,
the world will be likely to ask first
how happened you to be here at all ! "
"I do not know what you mean to
insinuate certainly my being here
alone was an unforeseen accident. But
alone or not alone , I have a perfect
right to the shelter of my own cousin's
husband's house I" . . . _
" ' " t iftid
"Now don't prevaricate ,
sternly , "for Corey is not a married
man ! "
"Corey again ! Pray who Is this Corey
and what has he to do with me ?
A sudden chill crepf oveyme
suspicion at last penetrated my
brain. "I heaven's name In whose
house am I , then ? " I gasped'
"In the house of my cousin's hus
bandTohn Foster , the Philadelphia
jeweler who has just rented this placo
and he was the man you saw me
meet that day if you want to know !
And he very kindly helped me select a
fine watch for a present for you
which won't be needed now since , for
tunately , I've found out what you are
In time ! And I came down here yes
terday unexpectedly because well , be
cause I didn't care to attend the as
sembly dance. And arter I reached
here and found that the .family were
not coming until today I borrowed the
station master's dogs. But why should
I tell you all this , I don't know ! And
how you knew I was here , andxwhy
you followed me in such a contempti
ble , sneaking way , I cannot Imagine ! "
"Agatha , " I said , very humbly. "I
never knew that you were here at alii
But I had the same reason you had for
wanting to escape that dance , so I sent
word to my friend Corey and though
he was to be away last night , he wrote
for me to come. And I swear to you
that all this time I thought I was in
his house. "
And then , after a moment's silence ,
I heard her ringing laugh !
"I counted the houses from the cross
roads , I added , in self defence , "and
his used to be the fourth "
"A new house is being built just be
low here , " she said , and laughed again.
"Agatha , " I said finally , "I humbly
beg your pardon for everything ; and
don't you think I've been punished
enough ? If you will call off that dog
I will go. " x
It was amazing to see how eagerly
the little beast obeyed her summons
and leaped inside the blind she partial
ly opened to admit him.
Then I got out of my window and
picked up my overcoat and bag.
"Oh , I must tell you that I'm afraid
I've done some damage in thsre in
the dark I upset the lamp , " I said ,
"Yes , I heard it and afterwards I
smelt it , " sne replied , demurely.
"Agatha ! " I cried , going nearer to
the blinds. "I was an ugly brute but
I was mad with jealousy can you for
give me ? It was all because I love
you so ! Oh , just let me see your face. "
"Sir , " came in musical tones , "I
beg you to remember that I am all
alone in this house ! "
"When may I see you , then ? "
"The family will arrive at noon. If
you choose to call on them this even
ing with your Mr. Corey I cannot
prevent it. "
"Not until evening ? " "
"Not until evening ! "
"At least you will let me give you
back your ring it is in my pocket
"But I positively refuse to see you
or to take anything from you now. "
Then was I inspired ! I kissed the
sparkling ring and laid it on the seat
beneath the window. "But it is your
own , " I said , "and always has been
yours. Forget our foolish quarrel and
let me find it on your hand when I
see you tonight. "
"And when I had passed the gate ,
and , turning , saw a fair white hand
and arm extended to take the ring ,
my mind was made up on the spot that
a jeweled bracelet should be her wed
Corey came back at noon. He made
me welcome and gave me news of his
new neighbors , with whom he had
come over on the train.
"Their cousin met them at the sta
tion , " he he said , "a mighty pretty
girl ! Oh , you sly dog ! " he broke out
with a laugh. "Now I understand why
you were so anxious to renew my ac
quaintance and come down here just
now. Well , I congratulate you , happy
man ! "
"But how do you know I am a happy
man ? "
"Her blush when your name was
mentioned was enough to enlighten
me that and her very brilliant en
gagement ring ! By the way , they
want us to spend the evening with ,
them , and that means a rubber of
whist for me with the elders while
you two youngsters sit outside in the
dar kand spoon. "
Corey did not express it very elegant
ly , but that was precisely what did
take place. Springfield Republican.
During the last ten years John G.
Taylor of West Chester , Pa. , has ex
pended nearly $50,000 in the erection in
Lafayette cemetery of handsome mar
ble shafts , some to the memory of
his dead relatives , others to carrying
out his views in a religious way , one
of the latter being a monument to
Jesus Christ , the base of which is
built of glazed brick , while on the
top , incased in glass , Is a statue of the
Saviour. His latest contribution to
this burial place is a group consisting
of the Virgin and two vherubims. He
has just begun the erection of another
costly monument. It is to commem
orate the heroic servuce of Count Cas-
imir Pulaski , who fought at Birming
ham in the battle of Brandywine.
Milton Miller of Altoona , Pa.10
years old , one of the two men injured
at the Bethlehem Steel works recently ,
died at St. Luke's hospital under pe
culiar circumstances. At the time of
the accident Miller was chewing a big
wad of tobacco , when a heavy travel
ing crane struck his back. The to
bacco went down his throat , where It
lodged. The surgeons tried to remove
thepiece of tobacco , but all efforts
proved unsuccessful. He suffered se
verely before he died , and Is said to
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