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12 THE OMAHA DAII/T BJ3E : SATURDAY" , NOVEMBER 0 , 1807.
1 THE MISSING PRINCE.
Adventure of an Amateur Detective.
Dy MA.I. AKTIIUR OHIPFITIIS.
( CVpyrlRht , 1897 , 8. H. McClure Co. )
The tlrm of Illack & nrlglilsmlth wa good
enough to eorerfl Its great and grateful
Appreciation of my help In the case of tlic
K romllda mlno. It promised mo other work
of the Rime kind , plenty , if I cared to take
it up , and soon Rent to ask whether I could
undertake a confident mission to Algeria.
It was to convey a cotnilderablc sum of
mcncy In Bpeclo to the remote town of
Illskro , a health resort of growing yopu-
larlty , alluatcd In the far-olT desert , almostJ
cit the confines of the great Sahara.
"Tho money Is to bo paid over In exchange
for a certain compromising document , ono
that closely affcctR the hfoor and character
of n great family. Will you go ? " tald Harry
1 expressed my readiness , Irjt asked why
the sum could not be paid by check ,
"Thc , < lemand IB for gold. In nny case , wo
wish to seciini the napero In full acquittance ,
nnd this can best can only be dcno by the
liand of a thoroughly trustworthy agent ,
sotiio onq who will , If ncctssary , glvo and
take at onb and the same time. "
"If necessary ? " I Inquired , catching at
the doubt Implied ,
"Wo have no absolute certainty , Mac , that
the demand Is Justified , that the case la bona
fide , and -not- trumped up for the extortion of
blackmail. This Is another and still stronger
reason for our application to you. If you
wn only find ( hat there has been foul play
anywhere , you will earn the eternal gratitude
of his highness as well an a handsome dou
ceur. Walt. Let mo tell you the whole
"You" have heard of the Mndeas ? They
\vero once a rolqnlnR house , and may sonic
day como to the thrcno again. Meanwhile ,
Prlnco Caslmlr do Medea lives In great re
tirement on the Thames , and his eldest son.
Stanislas , who has came to man's estate , has
been sent round the world to complete hU
education , with a Cook ticket , In eighty
"Prince Stnn'slas Is salrt to be a lively
youth , fond of horses , coort , amusement , the
fair sex all that irakes life enjoyable at 22.
Ho has cost h's hUhncfs n good drnl of
money at tlmns , but his father has paid with
out murmur tin now. rue present demand
that on which wo seek your co-opc-atlon ,
Mac Is for lie ) > liquidation of a gambling
debt Incurred under peculiar Indeed , cs It 11
alleged , disgraceful circumstances. The
younR prlnco his been accused of a flagrant
ntton-tH to correct fortune. "
"In plain English , of cheating at cards ? "
"Nothing lo-s. And on the surface the
rose teems perfectly clear. The charge of
cheating Is supported by his own confession ,
owning up , In 5-0 irony wsrrts signed by his
own hand , nnd dulv attested. We have the
notarial , nutl'cntlcatcd copy In cur harvls.
Hero It Is. Hut fird read the letter that
accompanied It. "
It wrs dated firm , the hotel dcs 55lbaus-
Biskra , and. tpirslated. ran as follows :
"Your Hlghnrns It Is our Inexpressibly
painful taok to bring to your hlghnrns1 notlco
the deliberately d'slioncU nnd disgraceful
conduct of your son. Prince Stanislas do
Medea. He has been rnught cheating at
baccarat ; cnught In the act , flagrantly.
This deplorable affair occurred nt the Cerolo
cl Salabln. to which the prlnco was readily
admitted on account of his rar.t nnd pro-
Eumcd gentlemanly character.
"Last night , when encaged In a friendly
game , he tcok the bank -with a capital of
2,000 frsT.cs. advanced him without question
by the gcrar.t of the club. Up to that point
ho had lost steadily , but now the luck
turned , it became phenomenal. At every
deal the prlnco won : he cleared the table.
IFor quite an hour this lasted , but with a
growing suspicion In the minds of several
players Ihal all was not well. We set our-
eclves to watch the iirlnce. I myself was
chosen 'to stand behind him , and at a given
moment , a sleral being made , to seize and
bold his hands.
"I did so , and Immediately a pack of cards
concealed somewhere within his paletot ,
fell to the ground. It was a pack nudp up
chiefly of 'tl'recs * and 'sixes. ' If your high
ness Is acquainted with the game of
taccarat the capital Importance of these
numbers will neo3 no explanation.
"Play , wan stepped , and two of us wcie
deputed to draw up a proies-verbal describ
ing the occurerrte.
"Of course the prince's pains were declared
null and vc'il and he was called upon to
make restitution , also to pay his previous
losses and the advance made by the gerant.
These amounted In nil to 7 507 frane nnd , as
ho hod no fund * , -discharged 1 the debt , tak
ing his acknowledgment.
"Wo also prepared for your son's signa
ture n confession of his misconduct a copy
of which , duly certified by a no'ary. Is now
Inclosed. The original will bo surrendered
to your son or to any person you may name
on ono condition : that you hand over In o\-
change a sum of 25,000 frincs , to be applied
for the ro'lcf of the poor Arabs In th'a ' oasis.
"Wo think that your highness will see
the wisdom of meeting us fairly and prompt
ly. It can hardly bo your wish that a prince
do Medea , the direct heir to your ancient
name and future holder of the high fortune
that may some day return to your noble
house , should bo exposed cs a elicit , branded
an r blackguard , throughout the civilized
world. It Is on'y out of corfllduratlon to
your highness that we spare him the Igno
miny ho co richly merits.
"Conceiving that your highness would
wish to avoid all publicity we consent to
receive the moneys claimed In gold. If your
hlghnecc' representative will meet ours In
Alglero on the 23d of November at midday
In the Jardln Marongo , nejr the Esp'anade
"THE SEAL , YES. THE SIGNATURE ,
NO ! "
( Dabel Oned , the exchange can bo completed.
Let him seat hlmeo'f on the teventh bench
from the main entrance , and wear a white
hat. Unices he ls alone , uo steps will bo
taken to meet him.
"Tho ellghtrtit suspicion of bad faith , or
your failure to comply with the conditions
riven on the date fixed will cause the abso
lute rtipturu of all negotiations , and the
proces-verbal , the confession , with full par-
tlcularu shall bo published In the prcea of
every capita ) of Europe.
"Wo arc , with profound respect and the
acRtiranre of our deej and abiding sym
pathy , your hlglineta' servants ,
"I'hlllldor do Flvas.
"Anatolo Mirabel. "
The confession , which was full and ex
plicit , bore the prince's signature , the attes
tation of the wltmtjsrs thereto , and the
jwordn "cople conforme , " with the seal and
elgnaturu of the notary public , "La Hamle
( Paul ) , Place do la Sahara , Biskra , "
"Do you believe In all this } " I at once
skcd the partners , BUck and DrlBhtsmlth ,
"It rings rather false , " said Harry. "Hut
the facts are precise , and I'rlnco Caslmlr.
( who Is our client , takes the very gloomiest
view of the situation. Ho has heard nothing
from his eon for sotno wcckn months , In
deed , end except for the letters of credit that
have turned up pretty regularly at least ,
until six week ago has had no Idea of his
vhcrci outs. Wo rather think ho distrusts
hlii son , or at least la so furiously angry at
the Rcamlal that he will not look nt the case
"What Is lie like , this young prince ? Good
sort ? Had lot ? Witch ? "
"Frankly , I < im on his side. Illack here"
( Illack was a tall , solemn chap , prclcrnit-
urally and prematurely grave , with slow
voice and drooping cyc'-lds ) "has been minor
against him. " , .
"No , no ; not quite that , " protested H'J sk ;
"but I have thought him too frivolous and
fond of pleasure. Not sumdcntly alive to
the obligation of noblesse oblige. "
"Well , an ) how , there Is an clenvnt of
doubt , " I said. "It eeoma highly Improbable
that a young prince JIM ! out of his teem Is a
proferalonal Greek , skilled In dirty tricks
with the cards. T.iat , on the face of-It , first.
Then Iho fact that Prince Caslmlr bis heard
nothing direct from his , son no appeal , no
apology , no attempted exculpation. This
lather tells In the lad's' favor , I think. If I
am asked I should ; gay , don't p > iy not , at
least , till the-story Is verified. "
"Ills hlghtina will not run that risk. He
Inslits upon tho'money being sent cut , and
ovcry stipulation fulfilled to the letter. It
drives htm wild , t'Je Idol of a Modca posted
as a cheat through Europe , " answered Ilrlght.
"I don't say refuse. Hut , at least , bo cer
tain that tho'case Is clear. There should be
tlmo to fiattlo that question between now artl
November 2.1. I should like to look Into It ,
on the spot , at onco. "
"At Hlckra ? " .
"Certainly. " fhero Js time , I believe , for
mo to pay n vlslftb Dlikra , to make Inquiries , j
hear all about IMls DeFlvas and Mirabel and
the rest. Above all , to see the young prince
and hear his o\vn version. "
"Ho has given' ' jlt here , " raid old Ulaclc ,
hitting the confession with his knuckles is
It lay upon the table.
"Ho Is eald to 'havo given It there. That
mny be a forgery. The signature , the official
stamp of the notary , both might have been
father not too liberal with his supplies 7
No , I could mot bring mytlf to 'believe this
quite. It was so much , more -likely that ho
had fallen a prey to tome artful villains who
by some means or other had recognlxeo
him In niskra , penetrated his Incornl'o , and
turned their knowlcdee tt > pervo their own
This Implied foul play of the worst kind.
They might even have made away with him
In this far-off semi-barbarous land ; at least
they could hold him sequoftrated somewhere ,
a close prisoner , uatll they had achieved
their purpose the extortion of hush money
for a social offense that only existed In their
own evil mlnde.
I saw now that It was my bounden duty
to apply to the authorities. The police at
nhkrn were seml-mHItary In character , nnd
under the orders of the commandnrit. a col
onel of Spahls , Uaron d'Hautrlho by name ,
whose acquaintance I had already made.
He wca a striking personage In hu : way ;
tall , of commanding prracnce , ti soldier be
fore everything , a military dandy In the best
sons' , always spick and span , In the whitest
of shirt cuffa , the .smartest nnd most per
fectly ntt'ng ' uniform ; he wan also a man of
the world. Cor.a'gned ' now by the chinccs
of a military service to thla rom e. but Im
portant post , ho kept himself nbrcnst of a I
that went on In Paris. Indeed In Eurcp ? . For
the English ho cxprctoed a warm snd gen
uine liking , baaed on pleasant days opent
nnd pleasant frlcm'ohlrs made when military
attache to the French embassy In London.
Now h ? received me with great cordiality !
but when he had heard my whole story , ho
shook his head with grave disapproval and
eald : "You should have takenmo Into your
corfldence Eocncr , my dear comrade. Wo
are late ; wo have 'ost valuable time. If this
ytung prlnco lies whose father I knew in
Vienna and his mother. , she was'a .Princess
do Gauftremrnt If Hrnc. ! Stanislas has
really been here , and If he has fallen nmong
thieves In the way you suggest , I fear the
thing has gone too far. He Is probably be
yond o"r help. "
"Killed ? Murdered ? " I asked bluntly.
Ho nhrugrcd his shoulders.
"ft Is a poor confession to mnko , but out
here , In three wilds , such things have been.
Strange things. The strangrat In , perhipa ,
this story. Frankly , monsieur , I hardly
credit It. It falls at the very beginning ,
Wo donot even know that Prlnco Stanislas
lias ever been In Dtskra. I question that ,
"Would you have known ? "
"Ae a matter of course I think he would
have come to mo ; I think ho would have
allowed mo to show him some attention. In
pny case , the holel registers you know our
French system ! would certainly have to'd
mo. No prince do Medea has been recorded
a t- - " RJiivi
IT WAS UNDOUBTEDLY PRINCE STANISLAS IE MEDIA.
obtained by some nefarious dodge. TUG
young prlnco may ho under coercion. "
"My dear Major Mncnaghtcn-Innes , " broke
In Black , Impatiently for one so sedate and
stolid , "In my experience an ounce of fact
Is worth a shipload of conjecture. I think
that the safest course Is to send the money
exchange It for the confessLu. Let us carry
out the contract. That , moreover , In faci
Is what our client wishes silent compliance
and no risk. "
n-lghtsman , having fuller confidence in my
Kklll , tcok my view , and after much debate
It was decided that Prince Caslmlr should
bo consultr'd' . Ho came up to Grcsham
street , a rather limp old gentleman , to whom
tlila was a crowning bitterness In a life o ?
disappointment , ijnd we had some difficulty
In persuading him to the bolder course. It
was the money that settled It. He was , not
rich , anil would have been glad to save the
E1.MO blackmail. .
Having arrange. ! that the sum In question
should await mv orders at Cook's bank In
Algiers , I left London for Biskra on Novem
ber 2 , and. taklUR the most expeditious route
that via Marseilles and Phlllpvlllo , reached
the desert town on ) the evening of the third
day , November C. Allowing three clear
days for the return journey to Algiers ,
where , If my Inquiry failed , I must be on
the evening of November 22 , I had just six
teen dajs before me.
Biskra cwns several hotels , hut I chose
that which had been named In. . the letter
from MM. do Flvas and Mirabel , believing
I ehould bo safest In the heart of the enemy's
country. As I hod my guns with me , and
proposed to call upon both the French com
mandant and the kald , or Arab governor ,
as an English sportsman , eager to hunt all
kinds of game , I hppsd'to escape Importunate
curiosity. In 'support of this character I
rode out twice with the kald's Mlcons and
spent a nlilit In1 the deport under the Anres
At the same time I prosecuted my In
quiries with the utmost caution. If It got
wind that nn agent from Prince Caslmlr
was In Biskra my mission might fall at the
very outpct , and the worst would happen.
I was satisfied the first day to walk through
the Phce do la 'Sahara ' , where 1 did actually
find tlio brass plate of "La Uamle , NoViry , "
at the door nf his office or etude. I ascer
tained too , that a club railed the "Cercle
t > l Salnhln1' existed , and that It was not
difficult to gain admission to It.
But. as yet J could hear of no "Do Flv. s , "
no "Mirabel. " There wore no such persons
residing at the HotI des Zl.baus , the very
place from which they wrote making the
demands ! Of course , people might , and do ,
make use of an address that Is borroweJ or
fictitious yet there was comfort In the
thought that these high-toned gentlemen
were not persons very well known.
Again , I cculd net finl tbU any prince
certainly no Prince Stanislas de Medea , had
recently sojourned In Biskra. This was also
satisfactory , so far as It went ; yet I could
'not ' est much store by It , for princes of nil
categories have a fondness for Incognito ,
and there might ho good reasons why Prlnco
StanleMs should pass jjndt'r a smaller and
an assumed 'name. I 'had his photograph
with me , reputed a good likeness , anil I
alwajn carried It about with mo , hoping that
I might run up against the * original In eomd
odd corner. lint not only did I never meet !
him , hut I could hear of no one answering
to his dorerlptlon nt any of the hotels.
My first substantial move was made when
I was admitted as a member of the El
Salahln club , I at once examined the list ,
hut looked In vain for the names "Ie Flvas"
and "Mirabel. " They weio not members of
the club , that wag clear.
This , to my mind , knocked the bottom out
of the whole story. If a gambling scandal
had occurred In the club , It would surely
have been dealt with by members , not out
siders ; certainly not by such outsiders ,
shadowy , obscure porscaagcs , of whom , after
flvo days' Inquiry , I could hear nothing In
Biskra. But there wae etlll stronger rcabon
to doubt the story , Now that I was a mem
ber I wa In a position to ask , cautiously ,
about the case ,
No ono had heard of It at fil ) . It was
piirw Invention : there , had bct-n'no cheating
no Prince StanlElas In the club.
This crncliiElon relieved meof all anxiety
with respect to Iho negotiations. The black ,
mailers were not to ho greatly dreaded : their
plot was thin and commonDlacp ; their threats
might bo dt'ruipirdedi and the money must
assuredly > not bo paid.
But I found myself In the presence of
a much more serious question. It was per
fectly clear to mo that something had hap
pened to the young prince. No plot of this !
kind could have been * et co foot without
his belntr actively or passively concerned In
It , He was a party to It , whether n 'victim
or tool or prlmo mover. For Q moment I
wondered whether It was the last Had this
young icapcgixtce Bought thus to mulct a.
among the arrivals at Biskra , bcllevo me ; I
( should have heard , " v
"But If ho was Incognito , for reasons of
bo ! own ? "
"We wll ! have the registers. Let us see
If there is any ono like him on the Hats.
But you tell me you have yourself Inquired
at the hotels. I fear this will lead uo no
The lists were brought , but , as the baron
prophesied , they told us nothing.
"No , " he tald , "I see only one spot of firm
ground anywhere , a point from/ which possl-
.bly we may travel In the right direct.on. "
"Tho notary public ? "
"Exactly , M. La Hamlet is a real , tangible
fact the only notary public In Biskra. I
know him personally a little , by reputation
still better , as an. hcnorable , straightforward
functionary , who would hardly lend hlmstu
to anything underhand. French notaries , ao
a rule , bear a deservedly high character.
Wo had better see M. La Ramie , Ho can ,
at Must , tell you the truth about ths con-
fesslca. A record of the copy , made and at
tested , will ifce kept In his ofllee , If it ever
was made , which I doubt.1
Wo walked down without delay to the
Piece do la Sahara , and were sliswn In < at
coco. All doors opened before the command ,
ant of the garrison.
M. La Ramie , an aged man , who was In
s'lppers and wore a black skull cap , was
most courteous and obliging , prepared ta
glvo us any Information In his power. ' But
ho knew nothing of a confession made by
Prince Stanislas de Medea. Noth'rjg of the
sort had been brought to his etude ; he had *
never heard of DC Fivas-or Mlra.be ! .
Then I laid the copy before him , asking
If that was not his cilice seal , his signa
"The seal , yes. The signature , no. The
first has beca btolen , I know by whom- the
second forged undoubtedly forged , by the
same coquln , voleur , cscroc , sacripant
faineant. " The staid old notary grew purple
with rage as ho rolled out abusive epithets
then paled suddenly with annthnivrrmtin. . , '
alarm and misgiving. "He will ruin me yet
disgrace me utterly , for who shall say
where his abstractions , his misuse of my
confidence will cease ? "
"Was ho one of your clerks ? " asked the
" .My first clerk , Plcpus , whom I drove
out of my etude some two moaths back
fc-r flagrant misconduct. Liar , rouge thief
gambler , Greek , he wasted his substance and
mlcio In every low h 1 , at the roulette tafoles
In the market rXace , In the dancing dens of
the Oulcd Noll. "
"What became of him ? "
"I heard that ho liad gone down to the
coast , to Algiers or to Constantine , and again
that ho was lurking somuwlicro ; iear. He
was seen at Sldl Okba , drunk In the bazar
and co\ernl with flics. Another fold ho had
goivo on to Touggourt and
, meant to go over
"I do not believe myself that ho has left
Biskra neither ho nor his fast friend and
boon companion , the croupier of the Cerclo
cl Salahln. "
' 'Delia Croco ? " quickly asked Baron.
u uuuirivu. anu i also pricked up my curs
at the mention of the club. We had struck
another clew ,
"This Delia Croce , " my friend the colonel
told mo as we walked away from the notary's
"Is probably ut the bottom of this business.
Ho was once In a good position , had money ,
and , 1 believe , rank Delia Croco Is not his
real name but ho lest It all at play. When
ho was bankrupt In cash , and almost In
character , he was brought out hero this last
season to act as croupier at the casino , Just
to keep him from starvation , I heard of him
I never eaw him , for , as you will understand
I do not frtquent those places ; heard of him
aa a man -with a history , o man who had been
In good , In tha beat society , knew men and
cities , but had sunk Into a mere adventurer ,
a vaurlen and chovoller d'lndustrle. It Is
possible that ho know the prince by sight ,
had met him or heard of him In Europe , and
when he came up here If ho over came "
"Which Is as good as proved , " I put In ,
"Not to my satisfaction. 'You stick to
your point , however ; It Is like you English.
But will you explain why no one , none of us
at any rate , has met htm on heard of him ?
Biskra la a small place. Why are there no
traces of him ? "
"That Is the darkest part of the business ,
to my mind. "
"You * hall not say , monsieur , that we have
not tried our best to clear up that. There
shall bo no Imputation of foul play un
detected where I command. Immediate
search shall be made through the district
a complete battue. Your Prlnco Charmant
must be very securely hidden , If he escapes
our people. Ho shall be found , whether alive
or dead. "
Ho was not found , Deverhelefji. ( But a day
or 'two ' later the baron sent Jor me , and said
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Druggists and Stationers ,
"Queen IJee" Specialties.
Cigars , Wlnui and iJrr.nJIes.
Corner 10th and llumcy Street * .
ISO ! Farnnm fit.
S. W. Corner 12tli nnd How.ird Stn.
Member. ! cf the National Lenguc of Commlo-
Bion Merchant ! ) of the United States.
Fruit and Vegetables
Slrnnberrles , Apples , Oranges.
Lemons , Crar.bcrrlts. Potatoes. 1017 Howard St.
1110-1117 Farnam Street.
Superior Copper Mixed Type Is the best on
1111 Hou.ard Street.
13th and Lcuvenworth St.
Staple and Fancy Groceries %
ICA AND COrrtt ROVSHRS , Etc.
I had Been Sn the far east , a great square In-
closurc , tuo center filled with refuse and
earbagu , among which atood the camels ,
hortjcn , and other animals , while on the four
a Idea were low doors opening upon the trav
elers' rooms ,
A little on ono sldo was a now arrival
ono of those old-fa&hloned , hooded vans
seldom seen out of France , and only there
In out-of-tho-way districts remote from rail
ways and largo towns , They are. used by
quacKdoctors , cheap jacks , wandering pho OR.
raphero and tha like. The proprietors of
this viMi seemed to combine all these callIngs -
Ings with that of horse dealer ; for a number
of promising looking colts stood around teth
ered by their fetlocks , und an old man In
blue blouse and sabots was giving thorn
water. Suddenly I saw him look toward the
back of the van , glvo a low , shrill whlstlo ,
and whisper :
"Oaro ! Ia patronno , I3t pUItl ct patlta ! "
Following the direction of his signal I saw
two young people Hying apart wlth a haste
that showed they uere doing wrong. It was
the old , old story ; love wag not running
smoothly , and the chief obstacle was , m
doubt , this stalwart female 'In the man's red
beret who had Just entered thu caravansary.
I drew near , atnuted , as I taw the youth
snatch up a water bucket , the girl hurriedly
resume her task of shredding oabbages In the
pol-a.fou , while the. woman mistress or
mother , probably both called ono an Idle
vagabond and "the " other a shameless minx.
TJien I eauBilit the lad'a face ana was held
Instantly spellbound ,
U waa undoubtedly Prince Slamnlas do
For all bla ragged , dutty clothes , bli ill-
kempt locks and grimy face , I recognized him
Teas , Spices , Tobnccp and Cigar * .
1403-1)07 llarney Street *
GAS COFKI213 HOAS.T13IIS
AM ) joiimxu nnocKtts.
J 9 bey 5 Go.
ii.titfrnii , sAnitLitt AXU CIH.KAKB
Jobbers of l.tathrr , Artddrrffiintiriiie / ; , Ktf.
Wo solicit your orduis 1315 Howard Et ,
Wholesale Hardware ,
Illeycles and fc'portln ? Goods. lLMO-til-23 Hnr-
Wholesale Ji tuclry.
15th and Ilarncy ; Oin.ilin.
Wo can ahow you the bnst st jok In the west.
Proprietors of AMF.HICAN CIGAR AND GLASS
: H-21G South Kth St.
East India. Bitters
Golden Shenf Pure nye nnd Bourbon Whiskey.
Willow Springs Distillery , Her & Co. , 1112
Liquor Merchants ,
1001 Kuriiam Street-
Liquors and Cigars ,
1118 Farmuu Street
Wines , Liquors and Cigars.
413-415 8. 15th Street-
DUMBER . . .
814 South 14tli St.
9K. Dietz ,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIfc
Omce and Yards , . . , ,12lh and California Stt
beyond all question as the original of the
photograph I now held In my hand ,
"Surely , It is time , prince , " I said , accostIng -
Ing him at once In Kngllsh "time that this
masquerade should end ? I come from your
father , he fears that you arc dead ; ho almost
wishes It , for by bomo mad folly you iliava
nnirly brought an Indelible fitaln upon an
anc-lent name. "
Ho had meant , I saw clearly , to deny his
Identity , but as I went on his ey&s filled with
tcara , aivJ he stammered out :
"I do not understand. I have dona nothing
very wrong. I love her to distraction "
Then I led him straight out of the en
closure , and , much to the surprise of all who
met us thus arm-in-arm , took the princely
stable boy to my hotel , uud heard all bo had
There was nothing very new In his story.
Ho had been wandering up from the uoaqt
Incognito , meaning to seek adventure In 1ho
farthest limits , when lie had fullra In with
these vagabond trodert * and had been at
tracted by the pretty Yvctto , who had
laughed him to scorn , then dragged him at
her tall , a hopeless and love-sick youth , pre
pared to play any part , accept any rough
and Ignoble work , only to bo near her and
press his still unrequited tult.
Delia Croce must Ivivo keen him when
pgtislng through Illakra. I'rlncu StonUlas
remembered the man , had met him one day
In the bazar , and had some dlfllculty In
fclukliig him off.
Out of this thu whole plot had grown. It
originated , no doubt , with Delia Croce , but
It must have been aided and developed by
the notary' ! clerk ,
Uut or task tvai not quite cuded yet. I
. fl. Eioagland
Lime , Etc.
Otli and Douglas Sts.
David Sole & Oo ,
ICING COLE OYSTERS ,
CELERY AND POULTRY.
1013 Howard Rt.
Air- Floated Mineral Paint
And Palnt of All Klmln. Putty , KtO.
1015 nnd 1017 Jones at
J. A. MolTct. 1st Vice I'ren. L. J. Dr.ilir , C1en Mir
. . . .OILS. . . .
Gnto.lne , Tmiicntlnc , Axle ( Ircnpc. Etc.
Omnhti llinnch and ARcncIen , John 11. Ruth Mgr.
Printing Paper ,
Wrapping Paper , Stationery
Corner Ktli and Howard streets.
Wrapping Paper , Siationcry ,
1107 Ilarncy Street-
Photographic Supplies ,
Publlhcr.M , Manufneturers and Jobbers.
The largest Supply House In the West.
Corner llth and Ilarncy Streets.
SASH DO JRS BLINDS.
Sash , Doors , Blinds , Etc ,
12th and Iz.ird Sts.
ST EAM-WATER APPLIES.
10M-IOI6 Douglas Struct.
Manufacturers and Jobbers of Strnm , Oas ani
Water Supplies of All Kinds.
rfoS-u TO Harnev St.
Steam Pumps , Engines and nollerx. Pip ?
Wind AIllls , stciim nnrt Plumbing
Material , Ueltln , IIoso , Etc.
TOYS jANiJJ ANCY GOODS.
. Hardy ( S Co-
. - . > -
Toys , Dolls , Albums and
flouie ilMrnlrhlnsB , CMUren's Carriages , Eta.
1319 rarnani Street.
Muntifnctureis' celebrated "On Time Yeast"
tind German Unking I'owder. Satisfaction
guaranteed , _
4301 to 432r'N tih
had extreme dlfllculty In weaning I'rincc.
Stanislas from his Inamorata. Ho refused
at first point blank to IMVO the van. It
was not until I took theao good folk true
Bohemians , yet In their way honorable , fair
dealing niecayani ? Into my confidence that I
sucoeded In getting him away.
The mother , with her strong , harsh NO
clinched the matter at once ,
"Ho could not marry her. That u I
not bo miltablo. Anthing else n , . ,
monclour ; trop du-honneur ! "
I bollovo Yvottc eventually marrk i
founler ( pay sorgeent ) In the Xouaves u '
wan handsomely dowered by I'rlnco Cas < >
As for I'rineo Stanislas , he went down i
a lamb to Algiers , wliero r left him to l >
witness against the rog c who had Irau i
ruin him , nnd I returned home.
Shut lip n liiirurlnr ,
. Nov. 6.-John Nlcdlng. a
maker , WIIB shot and futuliy uouridul <
robber early thU moirilnjwhllo aHln i
his house on Antolnt street. Alrn Ml
was awakened just the Intruder HP ,
In Iho doorway. lionizing lie wn
tectcd. the Htriuifer llrul n revolver t
I'1' ' , , Jhu ' bulli't iildrnl the bream of \
Nled tig's hUBbaml. ii.-iictrallriK u lun
blood vcFHeiH. NJedliiB"
c n live but u
hour * . The robber m-aped
There U no t > eed ol little children lif 5
tortured by sold head , eczema and s u
eruptions. DoVltt' wiub. Hazel } , ,
gives Instant relief and cure * permanent ! )
Sulsribo for The Sunday Ueo and read ;
Anthony Hope's great * tory "Suutm Dale , "
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