Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 08, 1896, Editorial Sheet, Page 10, Image 10

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    10 THE CVMAITA DA FLY Ulill SUNDAY , XOV13M1U3K 8 , ISOfi.
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( Cop ) right , l fl , by Clinton Ho )
I read the otlior day n romance ot which
many people an- talking , about a man who
played the part of n king. Heading It. I
thought of my own experiences when I
helped In an endeavor not altogether dis-
Rlmllar Ytt when I read tint romance ,
I called It an Arabian night , forgetting that
my own adventure was qulto ns strange
In that rebellion In mimatla which for
the first da > s promised well.
Tor. as I have said , the Dalmatian
gentry the peasantry , appeared to welcome -
como us DitrlnR thcso few davst represent
atives of the different Dalmatian parties
camp , to see. as the sequel provrd , If
they might not better themselves by serv-
InR tlio rebellion for Iho Horn-tea Wo
already In thrco days wtro so stroiiR half
the country a disorderly rabble of pic
turesque peasants and mountaineers camped
about llprfianio that Ls waa declared the
government feared to give us battle , and
wo enl > were waiting our time to nnrdi
on Xara So busy was our girlish leader
with lur numerous conferences wllh her
minister , Signer Henl. and wllh various per
sons who wished to find htr position re
garding thtlr Interests , that I saw little of
her She would pass In the great room
of the kc-cp with a nod cr I might nee her
mounted for some expedition Into the coun
try when sbo looked , I thought , very
prott > . and yet too girlish to bear all these
now rtsponslbllltles Hut I rarel > saw her
alone For my part I , too , was busied as
sisting Count Ilalbl to make out of our
iwrtilts something of an arm > . which , In
deed , might not have been much less In-
olllrlont than the Dalamtlan regulars of the
reigning prince And so I surprised
whrii a servant brought mo word ono after
noon thit the princess wlshrd to sec me
In the garden of ilergamo
The plaro. while liare-llmbed at that
Benson showed that It might be gorgeous
with ro es , like a Plorcntlmo field. In Juno.
Hut 1 thought th'1 girlish princess nnawcred
for the roses as who came to meet mo , mullIng -
Ing graciously , although I fancied her face
pale and worn When no first had come
to her result- she had not appeared In this
waj oven If slio had been restrained of her
llbortj I Indeed felt conccined for her , as
I bowed In the little formal way the eti
quette of the Improvised court had already
prescribed nor Indied did I know her well.
A wrinkled old Dalmatian In n led skirt waa
her onlj attendant She herself was In a
riding habit tint showed wear
"I wanted to thank you again , M tlcrald , "
rnlil nlu\ graciously , "particularly as J
have luard of vou from Mgr. llcux. "
"Mgr Heux Is very good. "
"Ho Is my cousin , " said she , "and more
for him than for another reason I am playIng -
Ing this part "
It Is naturally jours , " salJ I not think
ing of my phrases
"Your gallantry aside , I suppose It Is ,
M Gerald Hut why should 1 a girl with
out particular ambition bo left to act a
man's part ? It my brothci , 01 my father , had
lived ! "
I looked at her In sumo wonder , not quite
understanding , . "
"I am loth to believe , your highness ,
tint " i
"That I do not euro to bo princess cf
Dalmatla. Do vou Know why I tell jou
Mils ? "
"It Is gracious of you "
"lleeauso jou being a foreigner , cm look
on the situation hero without a Dalmatian's
prejudice "
Possibly "
"And how docs It seem to > ou our
chance ? "
"That wo shall win , " I rcmaihed , dls-
crootlj , and wondered If that glorious I'.ilr ,
worn by some lady of the RomagJ , mlpht
not have Inspired the Venetians. I bad not
then seen the Titian In the gallery of the
Villa IlorRhese.
' You ay that because It Is the proper
thing to say to me. The words express
no opl'ilon ot your own. "
How can I have one , your hlgh.ics : ] . I
do not know Dalmatla "
1 No , " said she , softly , "nor I , save that
I do not wish to in alto the Dalmatians
trouble "
Tlio situation has made > ou trouble
enough , " said I , forgetting that thU latiy
was my superior , removed by the Impossible
Larrlcr of caste.
' \cs tioublc enough I have been ap-
proat bed again and again to countenance
the Dalmatian party of revolt I wanted
to bo free like you .M. Gerald- follow
my own wishes Lately I thought 1 was , foi
some months. I went traveling like -like
nn English girl , only to bo seized , arrested
be ante in Zars thcj thought mo danger
ous 1 am now piovlng thej v. ere right " MANNI3D Till ) \S11.K. .
I wanted to tell her then and theiu that
she certainly wan delightfully girlish and
clniiKoroua , yet , of couifco. I did not dare
Hut why , your lilKlimtin. ulicn you cnme
to In New Yorl. did not "
me , you tell mo--
'Urcniue It wus not my titre-t I could
not Involve Dalmatla "
"And non ? " I aiKtd , curiously
"It Is 1 ? url IUumy coiiln's plot It
Is this ' ulic added , as If to herself. "My
cousin and hU nnd my filcmlb consider that
once cKliiblltihed the powers may nsrce to
uphold us Ho btflleviflwo believe that
A derided iiclion on our pait may lead "
"To you as prlncesi of DiilmslU "
"Alr.ul > haa led " ho wahl , almost
wcunl ) . ' .So non * that the position la al
most Ktlned agiln no moro frucdom for me-
I mint marry wtmni they dlctato. I u.iat
bi'como 11 creature of Htitecraft "
I woml'-red why film wua talMnu to mo
In this ntnlu thcro lu the wintry garden
of HciKiimo
' I fed ' > ho said , Knftly , "after what
you have Oono for mo , that wo are frlcods ,
ami I iwiiitid to toll you that I am soiry
tlmt you have b ? < nmo Involved with mo
In thin -urcertain .i/i'air. "
"It U Kood nf your hnjhniB . " I aiuwcrcj ,
"to dlinw this Intel i at. .MU > ou may ho
uro I am Klad "
"Aio you , Sih'coi Gerald ? " ealiS she. spcalt.
ing lUllmi
"I uliall he IndPid. alwaya" when she
j.errliy , 19 thit I wondeivd. Uut
at the moment vvo heard a voice Slgnor
Itoux's the minister' : )
"Your highness "
The princess Ntintcil , I thought.
"Ah , Slmior Heux , " said Hhe. "I have
heel ) tiillilni ; to Slunor Gerald , and thanking
him for all thu Interest ho haa taken In
our affairs "
"SlKiior Gerald has been very Rood , " the
older man acknowledged , yet looking met
over suspiciously , I fancied ; "very good 1
am sorry to Interrupt "
"And what Is It , Hlgnor , " said the girlish
hold of the ancient Ilom.iRa.
"The council with your hlghneis' approval
have decided to advance on 55ira "
"I llko that , " slid the I'rlncvsg Ileatrlco ,
her eyes flashing , "at last we shall act"
" 1'rlncePrcdcrlek fears to como to us. "
"I'oor I'rliue rrulirlch , " she sild , smlllni ; ,
"and then wo ylmll go to my cou.tln "
Her eyes Hashed , and sliu looUcd then
the proud Itomag.i with the blood of a
hundred of the greatest Italian and Dalma
tian f.imlllrH In her veins A little wind
stirred the bear rose branches The old
Dilmatlan attendant xtood Immovable at
the back of the garden
"I be-g your lilRhncsa' pardon , " 1 began
Hut nolthcr the jnlncess nor Signer Heux
noticed nm particularly Affairs of the
moment had put me out of mind , and. for
Home reason. I was sorry I hid undertaken
my part that having been once , i puppet In
this Dalmatian affair , I nhonlil chooseto
remain onu with the vain expectation of
being later Homcthlnt ; moiv Hut I returned -
turne-d to my tiuty then , which was In put
ting some military form Into our Dalma
tians , anil I declare , I knew , or Know , nothIng - ,
Ing of tactics. Count Dalbl dubbed mo a ;
colonel of new Dalmath under the rule of ]
the princess of the Homaga Hut if 1 occu
pied , i military position I had no uniform.
The rough tweeds which I had woin when
1 entered Ytnleo Btlll served me1 , and these
Indeed vvero rather better than thetntt ° rol
the Princess Ileatrlco herself , looked tholr
surprise as I Interrupted them , unceremoni
"You were wrong. Slgnor Hcnl , "
"What do you mean. Colonel Gerald' "
he said , iHtK the title Count Dalbl had
conferred , and of which I never have1 been
particularly proud colonels being as nu
merous In Dalmatli as In the southern
fnltcd States Slgnor Kent's voice had dlrf-
daln that 1 should dare to Interrupt him I
thought myself for theflm time that 1
was wrong In breaking the news so suddenly
to the Princess Hcatrlce , and then I de
cided that this was as well. She certainly
should know the worst.
"Yes , wrong , " 1 said , disregarding the
others manner ; "for the government army
has not deeerted ; on the contrary "
" "
"Tho people you thought were with us all
have left , like rats from a sinking ship-
as soon as they saw Prlcno I'rederlcK's ban
ner "
"Impossible1" he said again , while the
Prlnress Ilcatrlce , too , looked on with won
der In her dark eyes
"Go outolde and see , then , " I cried , for
t had lost my temper and was impatient
at this play at rebellion which staked our
lives. I hail no wish to die nt that moment
At first , looking mo over vindictively , ho
decided to Inquire Into the truthfulness
of my statement When ho had gone I
turned to the princess , who was still look
ing mo over as If trying to reid me
"I hog your pardon " said I , losing heart ,
although I did not know for what I wau
"You need not ask mo that , " said she ,
softly. "This means "
"That all Ls a farce , your highness. "
I thought there were tears
"Don't , Princess Hcatrlce , I pray you.
variety of clothing the Dalmatian boasle-d j
At first vvo Indeed only had seven uniforms
these of the soldiers and commandant
of llcrgamo. Colonel I'lnaro , who served ,
now tlmt ho thought It would bo the winning
one , the cause of Prlticc&s Beatrice. His
was the first desertion. Within seven
days some 700 persons had declared for the
Homaga , and It was said tint Krcdeilck
of Heidelberg was preparing to flee Zarn
for Austria news Slgnoi Heux had brought
the princess when he had Interrupted us
In the garden of llcrgamo.
Yet If this were but the truth I was
startled by what I saw as I stepped onto
the ramparts Already sol llery were defll-1 I
Ing on the plain below , and our uillicnmU '
were scattering right and left. I could
make no doubt of Iho truth of my eyes
Men were running , and at the moment
I heard Hilbl's volcu ordering down the
ancient draw. i I . ] tSi
"And v\htio are your six soldiers , and
Colonel Plnaro ? " i
"They , too. bavo gone. "
"Thero are easily 1,500 men below. "
"Paslly " The count uttered an oath ,
which I shared , at all Dalmatians.
"We have no moro than my servants
the foreo with which wo left Venice"
"And these reports Signor Rcux Is even
now giving the princess that Prlnco Fred
erick has left the country ? "
"Thoy wcro spread designedly. "
"And what of the country being ready for
revolt , If the standard ot the Honuga once
were lalsed' "
"Did not these people flocking to us seem
to prove It "
"Now the government foices seem to at
tract them the other way , " I said , bitterly
' Youi Dalmatians seem to run to the bldo
they consider the strongest. "
"They but consider their own skins , " said
thu Count ttnlbl , mulling even In face of
tin ) elilont disaster our misplaced hopes ,
the di eclt , the falte rcportn that had been
practiced on us. In face of an apparent
strength our ical weakness that I never had
expected from the beginning of the under
taking We were surrendered There was
only the ancient diaw betnein us and the
government forces The princess doubtless ,
would bo pardoned , but as for the rest of
us , wo likely should hang from tlio ram
parts , of the castle To be sure , there was
the narrow channel the diaw covere-d be
tween our rocks and the mainland. Behind
was the Adriatic , over which the sun was
sinking before was the low plain along
which the novelninuutal forces approached
11ey ] have two cannon" I said at last
"What .ivall Is a place like this against
caiiimn' "
"None , " said the brivo leader of this
InsufllclcMitly considered plot. And Mgr
Heux was safe In Paris I too smiled bit
terly , and then n feeling of rage bhook me
While there was breath , at least , I could
fight. How many times had my father been
defeated. If the world had known'
"Wo must practicestiatcgy , my dear
count. "
"How can wo ? "
"From what T have noticed of your
Dilmatlans they prefer to negotiate rather
than to fight oven with n small foico llko
ours Your Italian peasants are armed and
will fight "
' Hut thcso Dalmatians who como to us
nnd then run over to the government ns
eoon as It appeirs have not even tried to
hctiay us , as they easily could , " eald Ilalbl.
as If trying to defend his people.
"I suppose really they like the showof
fighting better than the leallty , " ho was
foiced to add with a smllo that was cynical
ra'her than humorous If there- wore humor
In the situation wo were the' victims of It ,
and oven a man bravo to humor Is not In
clined to laugh when the ( luestlon- his
life Is the ono at Issue-
"Well , then , the point Is that wo can
have 11 chance to parley with them about
the terms of our surrender "
"Thenho began. "Hut what differ
ence can that make' "
"It can give us llmo at least. "
"Alt. that Is true"
"Which U precious "
"Ugh , yen , " he said , thinking of his pos
sible fit to.
"And there Is the sea back of us ? "
"Wo have boats , but they can't be sea
worthy "
"Aflor dark If vvo can keep thorn off
until after daik vvo may Oevlao somo-
IhltiR "
"That It Impossible. "
"Alt. It may be , " I | ct. "but 1
eaten at a Btravr. I have no particular
wish to ImiiK on tothat rampart a feast
for the still * . Now , Count Dalbl , permit
mo to advise this much. Send down one
o. jour triwtod ierv.ints. "
"Jacopo ? "
"Vej , Jacopo. Ami uk him to have the
force wait until It * leader can consult wl h
the princess It U obvious that-beyond
executing lin no fncmlen to the public or
der that the governmental "
"Which Ls the Russian policy. "
"Yes , exactly , the * Russian policy will
wish to consider the Romaga. "
"You are clever , glsnor. "
"Ah. I have to be. "
"I fe-llow your plan. "
"And I I will change the tenor of Slgnor
Rent's news to the prlnccsa "
So leaving him to send tlio messenger I
wont back Into the garden of the keep ot
Hcrgamo to put the matter before her wno
really had Involved mo In It Possibly I
wan n little glad a llttlo nnllcloiis. because -
cause of my abnipt dismissal some mo
ments before Slcnor Rent. and. Indeed.
You are a young lady of spirit a great lady
j and now you muat bear the honor of your
rare Thcso Dalmatians are not worthy
jour "
She smiled suddenly.
"What can I do. Colonel Gerald ? "
"This ; In half an hour n messenger of
the goveminent will be here. You will rc-
celvo him , you will acknowledge the ai-
tcmpt has failed. Hut yon will udd you
wish time ; to consider to see If you cannot
propose terms "
"I will , gladly , " she cried , her face flush
ing , and I knew that her momentary loss
of se > lf-control had not been on her own ac-
' Vou will ask your highness , until to-
moruw morning. If that tlmo Is not
granted , you must declare that you will
make a hopeless fight that certainly will
result In the loss of some lives , and "
"And I understand they , seeing I mean
what I shall siy will grant the request "
' I believe that will bo the result , your
highness "
"And theii when we have the time ? "
she began
"Leave that to mo , " said I , with bravado
although I know nt that moment no more
whit I should do than thn merest child
Only It was clear that I must act for my
self for her. and that I did not dare leave
the isauo to her advisers.
"I will. Colonel Gerald , " said she , softly.
"I leave all to you and I believe In you "
I raised her hand to my lips , and In that
act Slgnor Renl , his pale face ashen , Inter
rupted UH.
"It'a imp. " he cald. "true. "
"Did Count Ualbl ? cnd Jacopo , as I sug
gested ? " I began
"Yes. What of It ? "
"Slgnor Henl. " Interrupted ths pilncess ,
"I will m.inago this affair. Report to mo
when the messenger returns Come , Colonel
Gerald , Into the castle. I will see this with
my ow n ev CR "
"If vou will allow mo , your hlghnesa , "
I answered , "I now should bettei consult
wllh the count "
Slgnor Henl regarded mo still with that
llttlo vindictive stare , nnd yet I siw that
fear for himself was the principal emo
"Come , Slgnor Renl , " said I , as If I had
all the authority In the world , when ho fol
lowed me an If he thought I might arrive
nt some expedient The princess lirsltatul ,
and then seeing that I was trying my
best to solve our riddle she turned without
a word through the llttlo postern door Into
the great hall of Ilergamo
"I have been a fool , Slgnor Hcnl "
"Kb , signor ? "
"Evur to bavo entered on such an 111-
arianged affair"
'Wo did our best , signor , " ho said with
surprising humility , which had Its source
I Knew in his fears.
"Yet you are a brave man , " I said , chang
ing my tone , "to have dared It. I respect
bravo men " I really bollovo ho was thco-
ielk-ally brave.
"Hut now , slgnor count , I choose to direct
this matter It Is but
myself. self-preserva
tion "
"Wfcat can we do ? "
"Leave It to mo , slgnor ; I have a way. "
"I acknowledge I have none. "
I shuddered as I thought how poor my
way was , for I actually know of none. Yet
I ( lid not dare chow the two leaders this ,
for I no lunger trusted them. I acted as
If I knew the exact way out of the dllllculty.
That Ilalbl believed In me , or grasped at any
proposition relieving him from the responsi
bility , was proven by the readiness with
which ho hid cent the messenger to the
approaching forces of the government. In
the meantime 1 was scanning sea and
land The van of the attacking party had
paused a short distance away The twilight
for It was now past Mindovvn was singu
larly still and I noticed the sea was almost
unrullled On ono side of the great square
tower that anciently had dominated this
coast In the Intortst of the robber Homaga
was a window I looked at the coast line
below , and Instantly an Idea occurred which
led mo to look at the hesitating line of
Prlnco Kicdorlck's soldiery. The sky was
overcast , and It promised a dark night.
At that moment I heard Ilalbl order the
lowering of the diaw , nnd I saw Halbl'a
messenger , Jacopo , approaching with an
other person. AH this person came over
the rusty draw. I recognized the llttlo sly
fellow with whom the adventure had begun
In Now York , the ono man In thU world
whom I thought I hated for having elouo
mo n positive Injury
"Tlio Huron Massimo , " Rent said at my
Massimo advanced toward us , awaiting
him In the outer court , smiling. Six of
Dnlbi'a pcuaantu were distributed about
aimed wltli tau muikoU and Lntvta iio had
ancc xlc < l In faking from Venice. Wo , In-
dee > d , bad munitions for 1,000 mon.
I say that M sslmo , advanced toward ui
llko a grntlevnan who enters a hoose on
A formal InvllaUcn and as If to
us further with his sense of the formality
of the occaslort. fib addressed us In French ,
which still Is1 Uib language of diplomacy.
"Ah , niiMloilfii , ' ' ald he , "I am norry the
occasion 1 so unfortunate for you "
"Yet If I remember aright , " said Ilalbl ,
who hid turned about from raining the
draw , "theHhroh Misslmo himself showed
* onoe. Interest to Mgr. Heux In this very
affair" ,
"To get knowlcdg" frcm fools , messieurs , "
Massimo said At this.
"Such. " I could not resist saying , "was
Mgr. Reux's Idea' of the nature of M-is-
slmo's errand "
Ho turned to me > at this , his faie dark
ening , looking sarcastically at the sword I
had buckled about my tweeds , the only In
signia of my position as colonel In this epi
sodical Dalmatian rebellion
"You are still meddling. Mr Gerald , " he
sild In English "You do not appear to
have profited by the U-ssou I gaveyou. . Hut
you doubtless never will meddle again. "
"That depends "
"On the future , Mr Gerald I think the
future Is mine Prince TrederlcK's , If I
mistake * not I know you feel unpleasantly
toward me "
"Ah , no , Harron , " said Dalbl , who had re
covered his sangfroid , "we admite your wit ,
which suffered you to Intrigue with us , so
that If we should succeed you might profit
by such a. turn of circumstances "
"You may admire my bravery. Count
Ilalbl , which leads mo here Into your power ,
when , aa General Harnato told me , you
might hold me as hostage. '
"Pardon me. ' said I heio , "you doubtless
know that this would have been foreign to
the Pilncess Heatrlce's natuic. If not to ours.
You knew you tail no risk. As for my lord
the counts remark en your trying to play
two parts , t myself believe you approached
Mgr Heux simply ns a spy "
"You nre qulto right , " said he , looking nt
mo out of the eyes of which he now held
the expression bidden
"And In the meantime we are' keeping the
princess waiting" 1 led the way to the
great hall of the castle , whuro the candles
bad been lit , and where our mistress ( for
now I will confess I regarded her ns mine )
was seated In an nrm-chair with her woman ,
and two of HaHd's servants making her llt
tlo court
If I had trembled how , girl ns she was
she would conduct herself nt this crisis I
was moro than surprised by the admirable
self-possessloii of her who looked that mo
ment the bead of the nnclcut Homagi. Het
yellow hair seemed n crown ; her cyea
flimtioit nnd hrr nhrnKs wcro 11 US lied with
excitement over this turn of affairs
"Well , Haron Massimo I am no longer
your prisoner" There was In her tone the
least resentment at this agent of the Dalma
tian govcinmcnt , who had tricked her nnd
deprived her of her liberty Massimo In
cllneil bis head , not dlscouiteously.
"You were deialned votn highness , to
avoid other people losing tludr lives on yout
account in a frul'lcss at'empt lo overluin
the government of Dalmatia As It U now
jour case not vour Individual case bin
that of your followers , la vorso. Some will
lose tl'elr lives for rebellion--- "
I ctepped forward , half expecting her to
crv out at this
"Uut that la tho/polnt. Huron Massimo "
the princess said , fralmly enough , nUhough
her fnco grew vvhllf. and I Knew lu-i man
lier was but u tiuisk "My fiiends hive
been wrong In forcing me Into this "
"Yes , plainly" t
"And I suppose they must suffer tha eou-
"Pay the penallv , your hlghnass "
"Hut this erroneous ( ourse , Diron Mas
simo , hns been tal.en for me for my house
I cannot see them suffer without Making
nn effort "
"Hut you can do nothing , your high
ness. "
"Whether I can or not I want this night
to consider some pjei to mike to thu goy-
eminent. " f . ,
"It can come , to nothli-j"
She rose at this Jicr eyes fluhli. : ; .
"tlaron Mn'slmo. " she cried , 4'lf you do
not concede this you and your army shall
not get Into I3erga'mo" until all my frlendr
have died la defending It. Is It not better
for a bravo man 'to dlo 'Ighlliij * tlui. on
the scaffold ? I'cannot deny them this priv
ilege. If they fight come of the govern
ment tropps shall die as well ns they"
Massimo plainly was Impicsscd by bet
words and her manner.
"Hut , " she continued. "If I take reason
able tlmo to devise some means of present
ing thcso gentlemen's cases to the govern
ment , I.can say to them. 'There Is n chance ,
my filends' Tlcslstanco simply means
death , for we ere n small company In an
old , disused fortress "
"Dul your highness "
"You hove heard , " she answered "Have
you power to make the terms' "
He looked down for a moment as If de
liberating , and then , considering , doubtless
our case hopeless In any event , and that
n show of some concession would appear
better to the woild. be said , "Your highness
shall have your wish your useless delay
until 7 tomorrow. "
"Until 7 tomorrow , " I heard Halbl repeat
"Until 7 tomoirow , " ncknov.ledged the
princess "Ah. baion. I fear It's a use
less enough request but I must make It
for these poor gentlemen's Bikes and for
the poor fellows , their servants"
"I nm glad to grant you thli much , your
highness , and I will direct General Har-
nato accordingly. " Massimo laid , making
an obeisance
The princess kept her pclf-pogsesslon until
ho hail dlsappcare 1 under Uilbl'H conduct ,
nnd then she sank back with a little cry
"I could not have kept up a moment
longer > l. Gerald , and now you must do the
rest "
"Your hlghncRS. " said I ( I believe kneel
ing before her , for I hate n woman In teara )
"I will try as best I may"
Phe looked at me through her tears.
"How can you do anything , poor Gerald'1
And you arc In this for me "
"Trust to me , " I said softly. Hut I till
not trust to myrclf At the moment we
heard the creaking draw , declaring Mas
simo's departure.
Presently Halbl returned , saying he hail
the castle manned as well as he could with
his few iirrced peasants Ills faio displayed
Ills uttey'uck of expedients , whllo Renl had
listened to my Bhort talk wllh the princes *
without venturing a woul he-cause ho. too ,
liad no opinion toad ance.
"It Is a dark night , " nald I , not Intend
ing to bo facetious "I can assure you , '
and speaking now lather to myself.
"Yes- Low rclou'l * , without a breath of
wind , " Ilalbl n cn d
"So much tue-jbcirte > ' "
"What do yq | | mqan , " the princess naked ,
looking at mo Hli.jbriglitculng uyea.
"If there IsiO-ibqiiJ "
"Thero Is , I b vo lold you. " Balbi hastened
to explain railier , fjnpatlcntly , ns the situ
ation Irritated , him.
"Wo can Io\jqr It from the window on
the side of the , sea. ,
"Yes ? " said { ho.iirlnccss eagerly.
"If there wfcrq 'Enough boats to carry us
all" ,
"I will Innur6"lsald | Dalbl. going out.
"Wo may ben'ble ! ' > 'to got out to sea ? " said
the princess , clHpplng her hands.
"If the sea wlYl pcimlt , " said I.
"Thoio are three , I find , " said Halbl , re
turning and catbhltlg my last words.
"How far la' It ? to f.ara' "
"Fifteen miles' , following the coast. "
"Tho sea remalnmg calm , wo might reach
say JCara , In'fhrt'ii hours "
The Idea had occurred to mo but at that
"I bate to confess myself beaten , gentle
men , " said I , turning to the Irresponsive
Renl nnd to Dalbl , "particularly as only vvo
can suffer In this affair we have under
taken Tor the princess It may mean elm-
lily temporary Imprisonment , for I bollovn
lior position and the Intervention of the
powers will make her punishment go no
Further la the end than banishment from
Dalmatla. "
"I do not qulto follow you , " Ilonl Interrupted -
"I do , " said the princess , now smiling ,
"and I would glvo the world to thwart
them after all , "
"How much of a force Is left In Zara ? "
"Probably not over 200 men. "
"And who Is commandant there ? "
"I bellcvo a foreigner , Colonel Ferguson ,
an Irishman in tbo Dalmatian eon Ice. "
"And the prince la there ? "
" and his "
"Prlnco Frederick family
"It's this , " eald I , my own Intercut kind-
llnR In the plot , as nn Inventor's may In nn
Idea , "wo will drop the boats out of the
window , If they are In nny serviceable
condition ; that Is on the sldo of the sea ,
and I do not believe we shall be olwerved
In thp darkness , unless the Haron Massimo
has thought to pitrol , which I
do not believe to be the ctse. For who
would think of us descending from that
vv Indow ' "
"Hut the * ea Is dangerous with such betts
ns nre likely to be here " Interrupted Renl
for the first time
"Have Imagination. Slgnor Renl. ' I cried.
"Wo will not put out to Eta. We will row-
to Xara. "
" ' "
"To Znra'
"Wo will appear before Colonel Fergu
son , who will bo astonished enough , think
ing that the troops sent out for our capture
have us Wo will siiy tint we are the \nn
of another force "
"Hut If ho refuses * ' "
"Wo will not permit It We will per-
siindti him by our effrontery We will tnko
the prince prisoner Instead of his troops
taking us We can dictate terms And
I have seen enough of Dalmatian fickle
ness to know there will be many desertions
to our banner. "
"Hut the Russian mid English repio-
sentatlves ? '
"I will enngc to play them against each
other , so thev will not Interfere. "
"It's a dangerous plan , " Slgnor Henl be
"It's our only one , " I siild "We can
run , but the dinnns tire we alwll be taken. "
"It Is the only vvny , ' said the princess
"Ah. Colonel Gerald , I ewe you much"
"Hut first we must see that the boats
will answer. If they fall , we shall be
forced to build n raft to carry us to shore ,
and then "
"Try the hosts , " said the princess. "Wo
will not fall before wo know "
"In the meantime. " Dnlhl Interrupted
"a bravo show must be kept of the ram
parts belii2 manned "
"They do not believe we can get away
unless we should fly"
"And they may bo right , but we can
try , " 1 said doubtfully enough.
"Ah , we will1" cried the princess , clap
ping her hands like the girl sbo was , and
yet , a few moments before In Haron Mas
simo's prcsenco she bad been the self-con
tained woman.
The boats were examined caieftllly. Two
appeared to bo seaworthy The other wo cx-
peilmented with nnd thoimht It might stand
Then we examined the window , n broad tpen-
Ing Intended for n gun carriage , I saw , now
guarded by n frame of Iron barn The frame
swung open , permitting me to look ilciun Into
the sra and out Into the blackness , for fur-
tunately , as I have said the night was very
dark from the clouds , there being no moon
Ropes were found , nnd Halbl's man , Jacopo
n biavo Tuscan , volunteered to make the first
Cautiously , for after all the enemy might
have patrols , -we lowered the boat with the
man and oars , making , I thought , nn Intoler
able noise The Princess stood at my elbow ,
nn Interested witness of the pioccpdlng The
time seemed long Six had been left with
Halbl o'ltslde on the ramparts , nnd six little ,
wiry fellows with the strength those little
Tuscans sometimes huve weic nt the task I
superintended Presently we heard a splash
and Jacopo's cry I directed t-vo of the men
who MI 111 they had followed the se.i nt one
time , to go down the ropu to nsslst him. and
to get the boat already loweied out of the
wixy of the one to follow. All this , you may
believe , was done with constant fear of In
terruption When Jacopo's cry came again
and we bad pulled up the rares knowing all
was vt-11 below. Renl called In three more
from the ramparts , leaving there thico with
llnlbl Puttlm ; one in the neU boat wo low
ered this wllh an eiiml | success Then I ills-
dovc'rcd that the third and worst boat had no
oars Hut finally I agreed with Henl. who
here \oluntcered the opinion that the two
boats would carry our party of seventeen , In
eluding tbo Princess nnd her vvonmn. Six
men were already below , manning the boats
v hlch were launched no eislly as the foun
dations of the tower of Bergamo are laid well
brlow the line of low tide which at first had
boon n question Now was the question of
lowering the women
"I will wait for you. Colonel Gerald , " tbt
prlncrss said. "I should not dare trus
myself to nny one els . "
While this remark ( littered me , partlcu
larly wllh the expression accompany Ing I'
out of those dark eyes. It did not make the
difficulty of getting the princess nnd licr
woman to the boat below.
Finally one of the men suggested tylnp
the woman to him , binding her to the lop-
bv a Bllpnoose The woman shivered. Dnt
when the pilnecss assured her that she
too. was to follow lu the same manner , eh
vas reassured
Flist we were foiced to call In two mon
men from outside , leaving but Halbl ami
one man to I ecp up the appearance. Dalbl
tautloncd mo not to forget tbo arms , which
wo let down before the man and the prin
cess' maid The woman ( rossrd herself again
ind again , but her mistress' eyes encouraged
It had come to the princess' turn. II belnr
ncccssiry to keep a suflli lent number of
the men above lo lower her sifely
"I will go down that rope with no onr
but you , Slgnor Gerald , " she declared poai
I had Intended bdug the last from the
tower , for now , having taken the affair se
entirely In hand. I counted It In some sense
my own. and yet I felt that she was more
precious than all the rest , nor was I wllllnr
to commit her to another
As I have said she was In n riding habit
wo having eyptcted to leave Hergamo on
the false Intelligence we had bad , nnd It
proved the best P.WII for the purpose The
sllpnocac about > j rope was tied about liei
waist , and then but I paused 1 could
not see her face In the darkness. In which
wo had worked thus far Yet I felt sud
denly strangely happy , na 1 felt her close te
mo , my arms about her , PS we ventured Into
that mysterious abvs-s Down we went 1
rmilil fi el her limit acnlnst mine , and
I knew rtiiddenlv why I was In Dalmatli
and that no other woman In all the world
would ever mem anvthing to me
Then Jacono'n voice called nnd wo were
In the swaying boat My heart beat until
I could hear it , I thought For what , if
after all this risk , we now should fall ?
"You who have bren so brave , bo brave
now , " she whispered low to me her hand
on my shoulder , reading my fear.
It seemed an ago before the first of those
left followed ; then , the others , and last of
ill Ualbl the brave Hil'il And then our
fears Increasing the sound of tbo oar beats
vvo began to row along the coast to the
smith to Xara to the equally dingcrous
ilsk , while this other , Indeed , was not over
( To be continued , )
AVIIIN n\n HAD TOOTH vein : .
Written for The Hen
When my tlntl bud tootlmeho , I
Touglit sine he vvuz goln' to tile ;
For It made 'Im holler out
To put vvurskey In 'Is mouth ,
Without Hvvallorln' It but vvuss
How th' old man cussed !
Kvor'body 'bout th' plnco
Su'geHted somethln' fer "In fnce ;
Hut my ihul's n know In' mnn ,
So bo got nn old tin eiin
Full hot vvorter wouldn't leak-
Ail' slopped It on MB check !
Then my dad ho snys to mo :
"Co ! git mo some more vvuiskey ,
Ker this 'ere. ol' tooth o' mine
Don't you si o I'm nearly dyln'7"
Then bo vv linked , nn' miyH to me :
"Don't let yer mother heel"
"I'll try , " I says , an' went to sco
nf It vvuz vvliur It ort TO be ;
liut my mil's moro cuiinln' ylt
Ner my dad Is , don't ferglt ;
Fer she. bid It Homo place vvhur
You couldn't find It tliur.
Per I had to look nn' loolc
Ever'wliur , In ov'ry nook-
Hut I couldn't llnd It , nn'
KOOII'H I told th' old mnn ,
Ho Jumped up nn' moru'n cussed
An' sild lio'cl raise n fuss.
But ho said nothln' fit to mention
Then I knnwcd wuz 'Is Intention
Jus' to kinder fool Mn , nn'
Oil Hi'urnkoy , understand' ?
But from then up to t'day
Nary word I'd say !
Omaha , Neb.
Miss Amity Suitors , a Ixmdon school girl
who has already won three silver medals ,
has just been presented with a special
medal from the London school board for
attending school regularly for four ycara
without being late ,
Cook's Imperial Extra Dry Champagne Is
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Interviews with Eminent Authorities on th of Avon ,
iir < it-l to I'roM * tlio llnril i
\ % el liiin < n The ItntMinlnii Tlieorj
ItriTiil Dlst'in rrlt'H li >
( Pop ) rlRht. tWO. S P Mii'lutv i'o )
The presence In thin country of two notabl
Shikesponrean scholars ono of them perhap
the foremost living authority on the Han
of Avon Is calculated to arouio America !
Interest In some- recent phases of contro
vcrty and criticism relating to
nnd his works Prof IMward Dow den fel
low of Trinity college Dublin and the dls
tluguhthcd author of "Shahcspoire- Mind
and Ait , " Is the llrst of those visitors , whllo
tS-o second Is Dr William It Mollov fellov
ot the lo ( > al Irish academ > , and of the Iloja
Unlvirslty of Ireland Ilotlt consented t
talk brlelly on Shakespeare and Shakes
"cnrc-Mis "
I'rof Dow den does not at first night tonvey
the Impression of great scholarship lie I
short and of dark complexion Ills swai
hair Is what Anthony Hope calls "untidy. '
and a veteran slouch hat carelesslj cover
his lather largo bend III * manner Is nciv
cms and even awkward nt times Hut whet
Dow den MMS ono with his blue-gray Irlsl
eyes , one begins to discover the breadth nn
Intensity of the man It only needs a lltili
Dowdcn conversation to complete his con
quest of the av rage Interviewer
"I am lather a student and critic of tin
Shikcspi.irc plays. " raid I'rof Dovvtlon. "tint
a Slnki sprat can antiquary After all It mat
lers llttlo to mankind who the author o
Hamlet' may lie. so long as we have Ilia
vonderfitl poem Itself The critics of the
Eiuopean continent accept Iho plays , am
bother their hiads not one Jot as to tin
identity of their maker. To some exten
I share those sentiments Still of course
one cannot devote vearn of sludv to tin
works of one particular man without taUtif ,
some llttlo Interest In Hie llfo of that nnn
Ilinrc. while 1 am not bv nn > means I
Sh kpgpo-.ncin antlq inry I kiep myEclt fairly
\ ell Informed upon the chief developments
In that Held of research
"The embers of the Donnelly controversy
nr still alight It will take vet ) little to
fan them Into n vlgorom bla/e Nothing
linpnrtint. however , has to mj mind btrn
add M ot lata to the case already presented
with n view of proving that Francis Ilacon
illoived hln pla > to pa s to icnterlty under
-iiothrrs name On the contrary 1 think
tbat the preitcii * Hums revival and the evl
knee of a groit poet springing from a point
'ar lower In ttie social arile than SInkes
peare did has somewhat strengthened the
hands of Paeon's opponents. Certainly the
mils of proof n-3t * with the. latter , nnd , as
\ct they have not nersuadud us
"A curioup and ( to students of heredltv )
nu Important discovery bus boon undo
during the- year by antlquailcs who are rvrr
at work upon this family hMory of Slrn'
ford'-i grentest son I ufei to the long lln.- >
of Welsh ancestry with which he hns been
onnected It H now regirded as sulllclpiitly
iroven tint Shakerpcare'a piternal grand
iinther was a Orlinth , a mpii'hir of a iace
Iho mtvit Intensely Celtic or rather fymbrlc
in South WalM You probably know that
he lust few- months have witnessed .1 greit
cvlval In fVltlc literature I'rif Sharp
has startled the placid "Anglo-Saxon" ( EO
i-illcd ) by the dprlm ; assertion that consld
rrably more than half of all that Is great In
Hi literature comro fiom CVllUsonrc , i
nnd Is HIP worl. of men with Celtic blood
in their veins flm favorite nniivir < o thl <
theory hai long been : 'Well , you can take
rway youi llvrons Goldsmiths Scotts
"urns nnd Hen Jonsnns , but you cannot
claim Shnkespraie. He nt least was Saxon
to the finger tips"
This comforting opinion has been indcly
overthrown by the discovery f a strong
strain of OrlfHth blool In the Shakespeare
family tlo ; and now wo are asking our
SPlvra how It did not hitherto trlko us that
the great poet' undoubtedly Celtic vein was
his by right hereditary Strntfoid Is but
a step fiom the Welsh maishes. The
Shakespearcs probably made nnny other
Welsh alliances Nay the name Shnkc s
pcaro lt ilf may bo but a ccrrui/tlon or
" " old CjmbMc
"Angllflcatlon" cf scwe good
patronymliAlresdy I'rof Sharp nnd his
school , with the buoyant credulity of tint-
race have placed Shakespeire In their gil-
Icry of Celtic pocta You may Imagine what
a storm of wrath this Js calculated to
excite amen persons who think with Dr
( lOldwln Smith , that the leaven of the so-
called "Anglo-Saxcn" has thoroughly leaven
the entire Drills ! ) lump.
I spoke of the attention Shnkcspcaro I"
attracting on the continent It cannot fall
to gratify us who love the master when vvi
observe the continual growth of his strength
In Prance , Germany and Italy Of course
the Germans deserve first credit They
discovered his merits flrot , and the vast
Get man literature on Shakcspeaie testifies
to the Kcncioslty with which they greeted
siiAicnspnAiin IN PUANPI :
liut the Krcnch had to combat with the
nanow , Eelf-suinclcnt ciltlclsms of Voltaire
In order to acqulro an appreciation of the
Kngllah poet That they have done -o
effectually any reader of modern French
criticism can tcstlfv Then there Is Itnly
also Pnlstnff the Inimitablehns recently
furnished Vcrdl with a new Inspiration
Kalvlnl toj la not without .successors
"Tho curious have been talking over what
they claim to be a biblical erior In 'hakis-
pcarc I'lumptro claimed that the masur
knew his bible thoroughly , which seemn
doubtful In view of the fict that he lived
In times before the blblo had yet become
common In the households of tint class of
bocluty to which he belonged Now In
"Hamlet. " act 1 , scene II ho uses the
words. 'Oi that the i\crlastlng had not
fixed Ills canon against sclf-slaughtei
"A Gci man critic points out that through
out Iho bible there Is no verbal condemna
tion of suicide. Indeed. In Second Mat ha
bees XVI . Hnzls la rather commended for
killing himself rather than fall Into the
bands of the enemy Hut this little matter
'amounts to nothing , ' as you Americans
say , rtcept to prove the Impoitnnco at
tached by admirers of Shakespeare to the
most of his sayings nnd doings "
Dr William II. Molloy Is secretary to the
Hoard of Natloml Kducatlon In Ire-land
He differs widely In personal apjiearance
fiom I'rof Dowdcn , being of good hilght
and portly withal Hta genial face la
smoothly shaven and his manner might
aptly he described as "unctuous "
"To a large extent I am a llaronltc , " he
lonmrked. "at Icnst you may Act mo down
as .1 doubter , aril by no n c.ins one of the
faithful few who accept Shakespeare un
conditionally as the author of the Shakes
pcaro plnyrf I reject the so-called 'Crypto
gram , ' however , as absurd The Internal
evidence of the similarities to bo found In
Lord Vorulam's works anil the Slmkcflpearo
plays are the strongest proofs which can
bo brought forward. Some now parallels
have recently been pointed out which add
greatly to the muss of testimony already ad
duced In favor of Ilacon Let mo take two
of these at random Shakespeare In "King
Lear. " act Iv , pceno vl , says'
When wo are born , wo nay that wo are
To this great Bttgo of fooltt. '
"Bacon has It' 'God sondo men headlong
Into this wretched theater , where being ar
rived , their lint language is that of mourn
ing. '
"Again In 'Trollus nnd Crcaslda , ' act III
scene 111 , Shakespeare may bo quoted.
'Tho beauty that IH borne hure In the face
The bearer knows not , but commends Itself
To other eyes. '
"Whlla Iho great lord chancellor voices
the Hamo cntlmont , using In two Instances
the precise words of the play 'A beautl-
[ ut face Is a silent commendation. '
"Ono cannot help thinking that such canes
as thcdo ( and I might multiply thorn to the
liundrcdth time ) wcro not could not have
been coincidences Two men , contempor
aries , could not have no Interchanged
thoughta and language by moro accldurit
or without notnu closer tie than the world
writes ot existing boUecn them"
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