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The Lady Mount By FRE D E R I C S, I S H A M A-uthor of “ T h e S t r o l l e r s ” “ Under The Rose’ — E f c . — lUuttntlon* br w ^ t L is r CovnUbc. 1901. b r The K W M erriU Co. (Continued.) CHAPTER XXIV. The Hall of the Chevalier*. The report of the capture of the Black Seigneur spread from Mount to- town; from rock to shore. Pilgrims sated, : rei>eated, peasants circulated It; many credited; a few disbelieved. Like shadows had his comrades and the es­ caped prisoners vanished, leaving no trace, save one—an over-turned car and severed rope at the foot of the pouiain, without the fortifications. And flocking to- that point, of greater inter­ est now than shrine or sanctuary, the pilgrims gazed around; down the irocks; up the almost perpendicular planting to what looked like a mere pigeon-hole in the side of the cliff. Then ominous grumblings ' escaped thei^; some shook their fists at the hlack wall; others scoffed at distant eounfis of priestly hallelujahs. Had the kpldiers that day appeared in the to's^n or on the beach, serious trouble would have ensued. For the time, •however, they remained discreetly housed; while supplies for pilgrims’ needs were, by the commandant’s or­ ders, so curtailed, many of the indi­ gent multitude, urged by pinched stom­ achs, began, ere night, to wend their way from strand to shore. But as they left the vicinity of the Mount, they turned last looks H is Excellency, the Govemoi’, wasted no time considering the humor of the masses; their resentment, or dispteasure, signified nothing; his own complacency left Jlttle room for spec­ ulation on that score. He was unde- \i did not know—^he would dare much; and what does It matter now?” almost wildly. \You have captured him , sh u t h im up som e w h e r e in som e terrible, deep dungeon, wherfr—\ \He Is sa f e ? True ; that Is the main consideration.” Thereafter had the subject of th« (ur been dropped between Igrlmage over, the Mount resumed its normal aspect, but only that verge of the sands, stopped distant Impression of the rock. :s^of hatred toward the the prisoners and the loss of the sol­ diers at the guard-house, or in the wli'cel-room, was over-shadowed by the single capture. This contentment. however, he kept to himsfiir; instigat­ ed a rigorous inquiry, and prepared to punish certain offenders. But the principal of these he could not reach; when released from the iron cage, the hunchback, knowing he would be called upon to answer for his part in the night’s work, had made the best use of his short legs to place a long distance between himself and the Mount. The sentinel that allowed the Black Seigneur to pass through the entrance near the barracks; the watchman en­ countered on the stairway, and the sol­ dier that had been overpowered in the stable, his Excellency could, how­ ever, 4ay hands on, and promptly or­ dered into custody to await his offi­ cial attention. For this last culprit, the commandant—mindful, perhaps, of bolstering his own position—^interced­ ed; pointing out that the man had to get the gag from his mouth and give thft alarm; also, that the mountebank’s •pearance and acting had been cal- Black Selj age over, t lal aspect, for a little while! On© day about week later, a bright cortege Whose ap- irance was in marked contrast to the beggarly multitude, late visitors to the rock, came riding down through the forest to the sea; at the 1 , stopped for “Noble monument, I salute you!” Smiling, debonair, the Marquis de Beauvilliers removed his hat. “And the noble m istress thereof?” suggested one of his train. “She, of course!” he said, still sur­ veying a scene different from that final memory he had carried away with him. Then had the rock reared itself In all the glamour of a sunny day; now was the sky overcast, while through a sul­ len mist the Mount loomed like a sh a d o w Itself. “A cold place for our gay E lisa!” One or two who viewed the sight for the first time looked disappointed; even the Marquis appeared for the in­ stant more sober; but Immediately re­ gained his lively demeanor. “Walt until you have seen it at its best,” he retorted carelessly, and set the pace across the sands. Midway, where once on the sands the men of Brittany had engaged in fierce conflict the ancient abbot’s forces, were the new-comers met by an Vi ' M i g h t Some Day Be Called U p o n to Govern Here, guard; escdrjted with due appearar ^ufate(d to deceive even one of the governor’s discernment. Which re­ mark his Excellency had received with sphinx-like, and not altogether reas­ suring, gravity; had reserved his ver­ dict, and continued, after his own fashion, to collect the details of the affair. , The searching process should have led him almost at once to his daugh­ ter—a puzzling figure in the maze of e v e n t s ; but the Governor had exhib­ ited no haste in approaching that Im- ^prtant witness. Only when he had anarshaled his ' ther testimony and put It in order did 'ae scope of his sifting •extend to the gi;h And then had his manner been strrtly judicial; main­ taining an imper'-urbable mask, he. professed not to notice the pallor of 3ier f'ce, the unnatural brightness of Imposinj honor through the gates, and up the narrow street of the town. As he climbed the winding high­ way, my lord, the Marquis, bestowed approving nod and sm ile this way and that; it may be that he already felt a nearer affiliation with these people; for his glance, gracious, condescend­ ing in passing, was that of a man armed with the knowledge that he. kinsman of the King, might same day to these advance be called upon to govern here. Bm sponc mded ill, and the went delicateBy young rsciible’’s as-- i f a little the townspeople le- thie yc eBy up. amused I Mon dieu f did not unf rfendr ly eyes peer from ewery lurking pSace around the toyal palaces- a n d p leasaw grounds near Paris; aiad had they not encountered them all Idie w a y to the.* se a ? P e o p le w e r e t h e sam e ’ where; must Be- treateiS like- bad. ch5P\ dren, and, with relays of troops-' froTS/, the capital to the- sea,, from, the- stirandi etty hsmors. te- sea,, f to the Mount’s high ttspj. one couitS, afford to smile at their petty hsmors. Above all, whea one bad' more- mo^. ; mentous matter for csmsideratibn I observed his Excellency, again seek­ in g to b r e a k th a t sp e ll of con straint, when suddenly she stepped to him. “M on per©,” h e r voice sounded strained, unnatural, “it w a a you -wlio wanted this marriage?\ “Y e s ,” h e had a n s w e r e d In. som e BuiTDriBe; \yea.” “And I liaT» n o t opposed you—the King—” “Opposed? N o l Of course n o t!” “Then,’' more hurriedly, “must you do something In return for me! I do not want my—the wedding festivities —^marred by anything unpleasant! Promise that nothing will happen to him, the Black Seigneur, until after—” “Impossible!” The sudden virulence her unexpected request awoke could not be concealed. \Very well!” Before the anger In hisi gasse, -her own eyes flashed like st-eel. “In that case, you can send the! Marquis back! For I will not see him—today, tomorrow or any other time again!” Long he looked at her; the white face; the tightly compressed lips; the eyes that would not flinch! They re­ minded him of another’s— ^were of the same hue —so like, and yet so differ­ ent! Unlike, In bespeaking a will he could n o t break! W hat h e said, m a t­ ters not; his face wore an ashy shade She' did n o t a n s w e r in w o r d s ; but he felt, with stran g e b itte r n e s s , a revu l­ sion ; sh e seemed almost suddenly to have becom e h o s t il e to him . Gay voices sounded without; near­ er; she walked to a door opposite the entrance their visitors were approach­ ing. An instant, and she would have passed out, when the Governor spoke. But the Marquis, stepping quickly In a few moments later, noted nothing amiss between them. “Your Excel­ lency!” \With filial respect he greet­ ed the Governor. “My Lady!” Gaily, approvingly, his eye passed over her; then in that hall dedicated to chiv­ alry, a graceful figure, he sank to his kneei; raised a small cold hand, and pressed it to his lips. C H A P T E R X X V . The Under World. A coterie of brilliant folk soon fol­ lowed in the wake of my lord, the Marquis’ retinue; holy-day banners were succeeded by holiday ribbons; the miserere of the multitude by paeans of merriment. Hymen, lo H y m e n ! In assu m in g th e lea d in g role to which circumstances now assigned her, the Governor’s daughter brought to the task less energy than she had displayed on that other occasion when visitors had sojourned at the rock. Her manner was changed—first, luke­ warm; then, almost indifferent; until, at len g t h , one day sh e fa irly w a ived the responaihility of planning amuse- mentsi; laid before them th e quoStiOUi pla; sheph< and Shepherd- One of the gay procession, the Lady J Ellse stepped slowly forward; the gu id e proved a ta lk a t iv e fellow , and seemed anxious to answer th e ir m a n y inquiries concerning the place. The salle de la question? *Yes. it existed; but the ancient torture devices for the “interrogatory ordinary” and the “in­ terrogatory extraordinary” were no longer pressed into service; the King had ordered them relegated to the shelves of ths museum. . The eaba- nons, or black holes? Louis XI. built them; the caroeres duri and vade In however, dated from Saint Mau­ ritiustius, fourth abbot of the Mount. “And the Black Seigneur? How have you accomodated him?” \In the petit exil; just to the left! We are going there now.” “I—am going hack!” A hand touched the arm of the Marquis, last of the file of visitors, and, lifting his candle, he held it so that the yellow glimmer played on the face of th'* Governor’s daughter. Her eyes looked deeper; full of dread, as If the very spirit of the subterranean abode had se ize d her. H e started. “Surely you, Elise, are not afraid?” “I p r e fer th e sunlight,” she said hurriedly in a low tone. “It—It is not cheerful down here! No; do not call the guide—or let th e oth e r s know. I’ll return alone, and—wait for you at the guard-house.” He, nevertheless, insisted upon ac­ companying her; but, indicating the not distant door through which they had come, she professed to make light of objections, and when he still clung to the point, replied with a flash of spirit, sudden and passionate. It com­ pelled his acquiescence; left him sur­ prised for a second time that day; a little hurt, too, perhaps, for heretofore had their intimacy been maintained on a strictly ethical and charming plane. ’But he had no time for analy­ sis; the others were drawing away to the left, into a side passage; and, with a last backward glance toward the retreating figure, the Marquis reluc­ tantly followed the majority. Despite, however, her avowed repug­ nance for that under-world, my lady showed now no haste to quit it; for scarcely had the others vanished than she stopped; began slowly to retrace her way in the direction they had taken. When the narrow route to the petit exll connected with the main a isle, a sudd e n draft of air e x t in ­ guished her light; yet still she went on, led by the voices, and a glimmer afar, until reaching a room, low, mas­ sive, as if hewn from the solid rock, again she paused. Drawing behind a heavy square pillar, she gazed at the lords and ladies assembled In the for­ bidding p lace; lis t e n e d to a v o i c e that ran on, as if discoursing about some anom a lous tbing. A g a in -was sb e cog­ nizant of their questions; a jest from my lord, the Marquis; she saw that several stole forward; peered, and, started back, half afraid. But, at length, they asked about the oubliettes, and, chatting gaily, left. T h e ir garm e n t s a lm ost touched the Governor’s about the wi|I-o-the-^ Staring What, now, W’ould they like to do? “Devise a play,” said “With shepherds esse s !” The Marquis, however, qualified the suggestion. “A masque! that is very good; but, for this momfng —I have been ta lk in g w i t h th e com m a n d a n t— and have another proposal—” “Which is?\ “To visit the dungeons ” “The dungeons?” My lady’s face changed. “And incidentally ferspect their lat­ est guest! Some of you heard of Mm when we were here before—Le Seign­ eur Noir—^the Black S^aigneur!” “Le Seigneur Noiri” They clapped tlveir hands. “Yes, let us- se© him! Nothing could be better. What do ^^ShrSart^d® te speakv but for the iron-barred aperture, and what she instant h«r lip s could & a m e n o an-; ^rst said ! S o m e t h in g eager, solici- ;5wer; 'witls a faint, straiuffid smile, con-1 silences between the daughter; lig h t s p layed ;ntic pillars, and like 3-wisps whisked away. Now, straight ahead toward the chamber they had vacated, my lady’s attention became fixed by a single dot of yellow—a candle placed in a niche by the jailer’s assistant. It seemed to fascinate; to draw her forward; across tho portals—^fnto the room it- How long she stood there In the faint suggestion of light, she did not realize; nor when she approached the r; -witls a faint, straiuffid smile, con- fiTODted h im , w h e n so m e o n e antici- psSed her repdy. “Did sh e not leave it tD ua? It is we whoi decide.” And a merry party ihey swept along, bearing her with them; up the broad stairway, cold; gray in the ' “'When you sent f :ir the mountebank to ccme to your ?:mrtment8, did you know Who he vras?” the Governor “No.” 1 “Wic-n did you find ou.t?J’. , ) “WI ku you entered, the room.” ■ •‘Why did you not give the alarm W^hy then?” I “Because,” she hesitated; her face kshanged, ‘’he would have killed you, I think—J I had!” “'Was that solicitude for me the only re ison?” , “W t/, what other could there be?” “What other, truly? And after he ileft 'With the commandant—why did _ _ ____ A At. rrt.il** 9 _ _____ _____ ^ay, cola; gray ii And my lord lifted his' head higher, ji;morn; beneath the ahbfflt’s bridg< and thence to the isolated space be- ampart,. wheue’ some' one* J\ black, had once hid hizn au revoir, and toward a spying span!—to the church. where he might yet in fancy S'ee' a,’ flattering ribbon wave a bright atSfeai! Brat today my lady, the- Pbincesa o f the> R o c k , w a s Esot wasEed there;; :, yyiLx± xi'ci i«.cheri, tO him—then—^in the great Hall of the' Chevaliers. Until that m»mlng she had not known of the coDxahg of the- Marquis, an impatnent suaiior, fo!i?oW'‘- ing the courier au(S the perfumed, mis­ sive acquainting her- with the no&le’S-. near approach. UertainEF had alie' shown surprise; bsst whetlaen’She-was- pleased or not, has; ExceOemjy crsaild- not tell. He was still uanertain!; stantShg,, near the raised gaifliery, in the antdent salle des chevahfera, frosm tim«- to, time regarded hef\ furtiyaly!' Qften^ had she looked fr'jm one- <of' the round windows, commandiiig a vifew o2 th e shore and the ssands;, many times, turned away. Aa first sight of the. • fore the guard-house to the dungeons. Here, at the sound of their voices, a man, carrying a bunch of keys—^but ■ outwardly the antithesis^ to the hunch- ;back—^peered from the entrance, “Unless I am mistaken, the new :jailer!” With a wave of Ms hand, •the Marquis indicated this person. “The commandant was telling me his 'Excellency had engaged' one—from Bl- cetre, or Port rEveque,. 5 believe?\ “Bicetre, my lord!” said the man .gravely. “And tille.” “Ah!” laughed the no&leman. “That pretty place some of the foolish people are grumbling, about! As if 3 could do without paisons any more ut palaces! But we have ;ood felloW;„ to inspect this before that, the Bas- iyott not, then, inform me?” “You remember you had something important, from the King, to consider.” tastily. “More important than this?” “He was going to be locked up,” -was th e b e s t rep ly sh e could m a k e . \And in the morning s«t free!” She d id n o t answ e r . “And yet, you gave the word that enabled us to capture him at the •wheel-house! How, by the way, came you there—in the wheel-house? “I saw him from the abbot’s bridge; -heard him tell the watchman he had a .message to deliver at your palace, and tfollo-wed.” [_J>sain feeling solicitude for me? company on the beach,, the- GoTernor- had seen the girlTh face alter aocsd! not­ ed the involuistary sitart she hadl given. WhereupGsa, mo-vSng toward; one. of the giant fireplaces, had he sought. for the sake of diplomacy ajici; the end In view, to turn their ostm-versa- tion into a channel that shoaid; have Interested her; spoke of plans to be made; preparations for festivities and merrymaking; comraensurate with the circumstances. But to. these sugges­ tions Of gaieties, the prelude to a stately ceremony, had sh© h a r d ly listened; paused a b s e n t ly before th e blazing logs; once or twice seemed about to sa y som e t h in g and stopped. She was silent now, a slender figure beneath that great canopy of stone designed for the shelter of a score of knights; nervously twining and in­ tertwining her fingers, she looked out at the shadows moving between the columns, playing around the bases, or melting in the vaulting. I “They should be almost here now/’ than without come, my goi lower world of yours!’” I The man’s glance’ passed over the ji paper the Marquis handed him; then '■ ; silently he moved asMte, and unlocked the iron doors. “Are you not Gonaing?” At the threshold the Marquis looked back. \When first they ita'd.' approached the guard-house, involuntarily had the Governor’s daughter drawn aside to the ramparts; aow, with face half- averted, stood gazing off. “Coming?” Surprised, the Marquis noted her expression; the fixed brightness of her eyes and her parted lips. “Oh. yes!” And turning abrupt­ ly, she hastened past him. \Would th e y n a v e to be lock e d in?— the half-apprehensive query of on e of query the ladies caused the jailer at first to hesitate and then to answer in the negative. He would leave the doors from the outer room open, and him­ self await there the visitors’ return. \With which reassuring promise, he distributed lights; called a guards­ man, familiar with the intricate un­ derground passages, and consigned them to his care. frda,, im t il the im p r e s s ion of a mo- nless form, and two steady, cynical i fa s t e n e d on h e r , brought her to tion] an abrupt pause. It was some time before she continued, more coherently, an exp lanation abou t her apprehen­ sion. on account of her father, which nsWBTT ^ m “My Father Hates You, and You—” had entirely left her when she peered through the window of the guard- “You thought me, then, hut a com­ mon assasin?’' a satirical voice inter­ posed. “My father hates you, and you—” “M y L a d y h a s , perhaps, a Standard of her ow n for ju d g in g !\ Unmindful of Ironical incredulity, sh e related how sh e had been forced; to take refuge in the wheel-house; anchez had seen her, had fled blindly down how, when £ alarmed she the passage; waited, then hearing coming,ng, att a lossoss whathat elsel do, a a l w e ined the wheel-houss had opei door; run into the store-room! Whal she had seen from there, disconnect- edly. also she referred to; his res- h cue of the others; his remaining hind to bear the brunt—as brave s,a a c t as sh e kn e w oH fiflr iMlfi ))€raifM trem ulous. \Who betrhyed me?” Hl» voice bold and scoffing, Inte \ upted She answered. It w a s lik e sp e a k in t to som e one In a tom b . “The SOldlei you bound gave the alarm.” From behind the bars came a moGk- Ing laugh. “You don’t believe me?” She caught her breath. “Believe? Of course.” “You don’t!\ she said, and clung tighter to the iron grating. “And I can't make you!” “Why should your Ladyship want to? \What does it matter?\ \But it does matter I” wildly, “When your servant accused me that day in the cloister I did not answer nor deny; but now— \Your Ladyship would deny?” “That I betrayed yon at Casque? Here? Yes, yes!\ ^ \Or at the wheel-house yot» called tO' warn the soldiers?\ “You were about to'—to throw yeWF' seif over!” she' faltered. “■And your Ladyship was- appr^lfen-' stripes inflicted on him, my old ser- int! ' my Lady’s answer to the outlaw, who had the temerity to speak words that offended —” “You dream that! You Imagine The warmth of h i s han d seem e d to bum hers; her fingers, so closely im­ prisoned, to throb w ith th e fierce b e a t ­ ing Of his pulses. “I do not want you to think—^I can’t let you think,” she began. “Elise!” The searchers were draw­ ing nearer. She would have stepped back, but the fingers tightened on her hand. “They will be here in a moment—” Still he did not relinquish his hold; the dark face was next to hers; the piercing, relentless eyes studied the agitated brown ones. The latter cleared; met his fully an instant, “Be­ lieve!” that imploring wild glance seemed to say. Did his waver for a moment; the harshness and mockery soften on his face? “Elise!” Prom but a short dis­ tance came the voice of the Marquis. A moment the Black Seigneur’s hand gripped my lady’s harder with a Strength he was unaware of. A slight cry fell from her lips, and at once, almost roughly, he threw her hand from him. “Bah!” again he laughed mockingly. “Go to your lover.” Released thus abruptly she wavered, straightened, but continued to stand before the dungeon as if incapable of further motion. “Elise! Are you there?” “There!” Caverns and caves called \There!” gibed voices amid a lab; rynth of pillars, and mechanically caught up the candle; fled. “Here she is!” Coming toward her quickly out of the darkness, the Mar­ quis Uttered a glad exclamation. “We have been looking for you everywhere. Did I not say you should not have attempted to return alone? Mondieu! you must have been lost!” (To Be Continued.) ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT. : AVcgelablePreparaftonforAs- For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Pforaoles DigesKon£k«ftt n e s s and RestXlontainsneittKr Opiiuii-Morphine norMinBiaL N o t N a r c o t i c . MilleMs- AniseSted* WmnSud- . .w*., Som* StoraacIi^Diarttoa Worras,Conyulsions.Feverish- n e s s a n d L o s S OF SLEEP. Facsimile Signature o f N E W YORK. Exact Copy of Wrapper. escape? “Bscai>e'?”' she cried, *Tfr was; death,”’ “And the' alternative? My lady pre­ ferred to see- the outlaw takem—dies like a felon on the gallows!”' “No; no! It was not that.”' “What then?” His- eyes gleamed' bright; her own turned!;: shrank from them, A moment she strove to an­ swer; could not. Within the' brack recess a faint light from the flicker­ ing candle played up’ and down. Sc>!‘ complete' the stillness, so- dead the very air, the throbbings' o f her pulses filled the girl with a suffocating, sense' of her' own vitality. “I spoke to my father to try to get your cell changed,” she at last found herself irrelevantliy saying; \but could do nothing:” “I thank your Ladyship! But your Ladyship’s friends will be far away. Your Ladyship may miss something amusing!” “i did not bring them—did not want them to come!” “No?” Her figure straightened. “Perhaps, even, they are not aware you are here?” \They are not, u n le s s — \ “E lise!” Prom afar a loud call In­ terrupted; reverberating down the main passage, was caught up here and there. “Elise! Elise!” The whole under-world echoed to the name. “I promised to meet them at the guard-house,” she explained hurriedly. A n d h a r d ly k n o w in g w b a t sh e did, put out her hand, through the bars, to-ward him . In th-e dark n e s s a band seized hers; she felt herself drawn; held against the bars, 'They bruised her shoulder; hurt her face. The chill of the iron sent a shudder through her; though the pain she did not feel; she was cognizant only of a closer v i e w o f a figure; the chains from him to the wall; the bare, dam p floor— then, of a voice low, tense, that now was speaking: “Your Ladyship, Indeed, found means to punish a presumptuous fel­ low, who dared displease her. But ma fof! she should have confined her nishment to the offender. Those j tjie slav e h o l d e r s ’ r e b e ll i o n it % m a n c i- vant! Think you I knew not it was In Use For Over Thirty Years CASIURM THCCNTAUROI*«HT. O C MCWOU*ITY. Y C N E W P A R T Y M UST F A IL . F o r m e r Senator C h a n d ler Says 14th Amendment Disobedience Si>ells Defeat. F o r m e r U n ited S ta t e s S e n a t o r W i l ­ lia m E . C h a n d le r w r i t e s to th e N ew Y o r k T r i b u n e , fro m C o n c o rd, N. H ., a s fo llow s : Sir : The p o l i tic a l fa i l u r e o f th e Roosevelt Republicans, if they deny the right of suffrage to the colored citizens of America, is certain. They rriay d e f e a t M r. T a f t a h d e l e c t M r. W ilson, b u t th e y will soo n bq heard o f no m o re, e x c e p t a s p o l i t ic a l su i ­ cides. Negro suffrage m a y be unwise, b u t it is c o n s t itu t i o n a l rig h t , a n d a party m o v e m e n t w h ich p r o c l a im s as a fundamental basis of its existence disobedience to a plain constitutional provision, will soon disappear. T h e g r e a t h i s to r i c g lo r ies o f th e Republican party are : 1. T h a t it re s iste d th e e x t e n s i o n by th e S o u t h o f h u m a n c h a t t e l slav e r y . 2. 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