baa eseapeu; nut the torxuer baa euj Pierre, wno appeared to he aouuded, carried to a boat, and taken out to the ships. U was not until some time after tbit that Lafltte gathered a reliable ac count of the affair, and knew the reason lor this murderous descent upou iaratarla. The facts were these: AErrro BY jMARY gEVEREUX tv.TH ILLUSTPATIOIS5 (Copvrt.1!?, C4 303, by Pry BY Beiuche had been received cably by Governor Cla! Nome, DON ,C. WILSON itfk, nxr, end Ccynf&Ty) Panned) CHAPTER XXV. Lafltte, after the departure &f Gen. La Roche, permitted himself the solace of tarrying an hour or ao longer, although he exchanged scarcely half a dozen words with Mademoiselle de Cazeneau, aa they, with Lazalle and Harold Stewart, sat on the broad veranda. He was unaccountably anxious and depressed; there semed to be something in the air about him that set his nerves aquiver, and filled him with strange feelings. It was after three o'clock when, with a reluctance of which his manner gave no hint, I.afltte rose and signified that he must be going. Will you not come again soon. asked I.azalle, a new wistfulness showing In her face and voice, as he extended his hand to her. Laflttes only reply was a smile; and turning to say adieu to Mademoiselle de Cazeneau, he saw that she had left the veranda, and was standing on the lawn, some little distahee from the house. She was looking off toward the woods, and said, as Lafltte paused beside her, "There Is the man from whom grandpere rented Kanauhana, sitting under a tree with his gun. He expects to see me before I go, and Is waiting for the opportunity, explained, his voice softening as It always did when addressing her. The violet eyes and the dark ones looked Into each other;; then a shapely brown hand possessed Itself gently of a small white one. "Oh, Captain Jean, I am so sorry so very sorry! Will you not say that you forgive me? She spoke Impulsively, In a and the other small hand was now laid over the back of the brown one. Her look and words, the faint pressure of her fingers, sent a wild Joy through his veins, God In heaven bless you for those ( half-whispe- r, fleet of vessels apparently going down the gulf. While the boat sailed down the Island's shore the smoke' against the southwest sky showed more dense, and Baptlstine, pointing to It, said, That smoke looks to be not Innocent nor chimney smoke, my capcamp-firtain. Lafltte was about to reply, when the boat came abreast of an opening in the trees, through which some of the buildings were seen to be on fire. A chorus of exclamations and execrations broke from llaptlstlnfe and the crew, and one of the latter cried out, This Is the work of those cursed English! Lafltte raised his hand to command silence. Yonder vessels did It, rather than the English, he said. In a voice husky with rage, as be pointed to the disappearing fleet, "And they are flying the United States flag! shouted another of the crew, who had taken tl!e spyglass lying near him and was looking through It Shall we venture to land, my captain? ventured Baptlstine. Draw closer, Bald Lafltte, turning to the crew,i who were starlDg with fury-fille- d eyes at the seemingly deDraw closer, and I serted Island. will signal. Rut he In readiness to turn about, lu case I wish to head for Shell Island. He waited until the boat was nearer the shore, and then, arching a hand shrill over bis lips, sent a water-bird- s call ringing out twice over the water. Not ten second passed when a similar call came from the Island, followed by the appearance of a figure upon the edge of the timber. It was Nato, who waved his arms wildly and came scrambling dor the beach. In a most disjointed fashion accompanied by hysterical obbutgH Nato told all that he knew of a story which, for bad faith and harsh pro- e ami- who, alter reading Laflttes V .ter, setting forth in detail the recent offer from the English, listened to all the Bara tarian messenger had to say, and in formed him that he must, before de cluing upon a reply, consult with cer lain other officials. He then, however while treating Beiuche and Lopei with perfect courtesy, held them as prisoners. The conference, in pursuance of in vitatlons similar to that received by Gen. La Roche, was held promptly; and a large majority of its members having retused to believe the truth of lmflttes statements, Governor Clai- borne, although himself in favor of accepting the Baratarian proposition, him. allowed the others to over-rulThe decision was, however, kept from the knowledge of Laflttes messengers, as was also the fact that a large armed force was quickly organized to descend upon Grande Terre. More bitter than ever before were Laflttes thoughts that night and the following day. All seemed hopeless so hopeless that, as he reviewed the situation, be became stunned beyond all ability to feel the rage which at another time would have been likely to control him. But, true to his nature, he did not permit himself to be overwhelmed by the great disaster and sorrbw that had come upon him. A trusty messenger had been dispatched at once to a point not far from New Orleans, where were those to be relied upon for the latest news from the city; and, upon the third day after the attack upon Grande Terre, the messenger retu ued with information that determined Lafltte to proceed there at once. Pierre was at New Orleans, In gaol, wounded; some said mortally, otners declared he was dying. Wrapped in a long, dark cloak, with the broad brim of his hat making a deeper shadow over his face, lafltte, as he stepped aboard the craft that was to convey him from Shell Island, looked a commanding figure of stern sorrow. The men were reluctant to see their leader going Into New Orleans, but none of them dared express this feeling in words, except as they talked among themselves. If any harm comes to him wed better join the English, and help burn said one, as they New Orleans, watchet) Laflttes boat pulled up the e , ; ; I ( Mistress Rosemary Allyn By MILLICENT E. MANN Copyright. 1BW, by LUCAS-LINCOL- CO. CHAPTER XIV. sire at Mistress Rosemary Allyn. The color flouted Itself In her face. I understand not your similes, My Rose. I found that night had fallen during she murmured.. I will put It I had my talk with his Majesty. No? I questioned. brought with me no linkman, and I plainer. In all this garden of beautiImmediately set about getting that ful women there is only one I desire most necessary attendant. Not a difmy queen rose sweet Rosemary ficult taskfor numbers of them came Allyn. Would you not better,, sir, be off clamoring about me as soon as I set foot outside of Whitehall. There with the old love first? she asked. crowds of linkmen oft awaited the I think you know the story love belated petitioner at court. played no part in it, I said severely. My high spirits were In the ascendThe part we men played was not ant. I felt fey. Was not good for- admirable I assure you I would have tune kissing me? returned the paper to Lord Felton that I was apt to halloo before I was out night, had I not been so incensed at of the woods, in other words, to be Raoul Dwights remarks. Will you too sanguine in the affairs of life. not listen to my love, Rosemary? I That day I let my gayety be seen, it pleaded. ran away with me. I would wait, sir, she said, until I engaged all the linkmen, who prethat little paper Is no more women sented themselves for hire. As we are fickle. Lady Felton may refuse went down the streets doors were to give you your freedom. Set your mind at rest on that opened, maids threw up windows and I have not even seen questions were asked as to the reason point, said I. fol such an illumination whether it ner she may know nothing of the pawas a wedding or a funeral, or some per I assure you she wants no such great mans entrance into town. The unworthy a lover as I am. She has men entered into the fun and treaded all London to choose from. with a military step, keeping rank, Who shall say what a woman without a smile upon their grimy wants? she muttered. Then: I am And so we marched along fastidious enough, sir, to wish to wait faces. with the solemnity befitting a state until you are free; until that paper is funeral, which no doubt was the out of your hands into the hands of grandest event these fellows had ever the lady mentioned in It given up been called up to participate In. freely by the man who won It. When I reached the house where Then shall you wait but twenty Mistress Rosemary Allyn stayed, I minutes, ere I am back again, I cried threw a handful of coins among the starting up. Ah. you are In a hurry, she said. pien It dissipated every trace of At last your appetite is whetted by a Isolemnity. Such a scampering, pushing. and pommeling as ensued it was desire to see the fair Lady Felton, amusing I could not help laughing and she sighed. till my sides ached. The man who Men have many pockets in their came off victorious, most of the coins clothes where they store away numerIn his brawny list, was a sturdy fel- ous little articles of small value or low and worthy of his hire. Him I use, while women without one manage engaged to attend me. The rest I to secret and successfully, too, anypaid and dismissed. thing they wish among the frills of I was told by the lackey upon being their bodice. Out of such a hiding admitted that Mistress Allyn was place Rosemary took the paper I had alone and would see me. I was ush- lost at Castle Grout and handed It to ered at once Into her presence. She me. was lovelier than ever! I thought You know It Is not so I would fain what could be the beauty of Lady Fel- linger, I said, and I looked longingly ton although the toast of the town at her lips. Still, I straightened as compared with Mistress Allyn as myself, disagreeable things are soonliken one rose to another. She re- er over for being done quickly. Au ceived me none too graciously, but revolr. stream. "Adieu, and Gods words. Only there can never be any forgiveness between us, save as you may give me Heaven, by forgiving me. Try and trust me, child. Try and believe that I am not the monster you have thought me. Do this, and yeu can save me from what has been an earthly hell. She looked startled, but the glad light showing in her eyes was assur ance that she was not offended by his passionate pleading. "Adieu, now," he whispered, bending so dose that his breath stirred the bright hair rippling over her forehead. Adieu, and Gods angels keep you. I hope to see you soon again. He was gone, but her hands still tingled from his close touch and hts low, tense voice still thrilled her ears. With a Joyously beating heart that made her inclined to weep as well as sing, the girl ascended with fleet steps to the veranda and fled to her room, locked the door and threw herself upon the bed. She was laughing, but with tears crowding to her throat, and trying to get into her eyes, where, for appsar-BLce-s 6ake, she did not care to have them show. She did not ask herself why It was, what It meant, or what it might mean, to her life. She knew only a joy, such as never before tad come to her Ah, how (as she now admitted to herself) she liad missed him out of her life her brave, handsome Captain Jean! How she had missed his chivalrous, protecting friendship the latent strength and decision showing in all he did and said! How she-.hamissed the gentleness and reverence with which he always addressed her the kindly deeds he was always striving to do for her. half-delirio- The suiL.was nearly two hours high on the following day when the boat bearing Lafltte back to Grande Terre stole out from the wooded mouth of the Bayou. Looking toward the Island, Lafltte noticed an unusual volume of smoke tingering above the tree tops, and wondered why the men had so much fire at this hour of the day. Then, turning his eyes to the east, he saw a Cararaba! growled ' a Spaniard Is to the It cutting of thq Illustrious Senor Governors throat I would prefer to give my attention. So- - would 1, declared aff ankdF It lounging next to the last speaker. Is the governors fault that Grande Terre was attacked. Captain Lafltte said so. Aye, we all know that, affirmed severalsvoices, and Nato, unable to endure the hint of harm coming to his master, rose from his place on the edge of the group and stole away tc Join Sclplo and Juniper, who were sitting by themselves before the door of Laflttes cabin. But here he found the same toplo under discussion, for Sclpio was saying to the younger negro, as if in reply to an assertion the latter had made, Zey all so dam! Zey Anglaise angels keep you. an zey Merican, hose so dam! Yo ef zat le capitaine he come few has Juniper, In cedure, equals history. Early that morning soldiers from back nevvair, den yo bettalr run several vessels had descended upon vamose avay, lek de dlable. Zey git Grande Terre. Tflere had been des- yo to choke wlz rope roun yo neck, perate fighting, and all the Baratari-an- s ef zat yo lose dey protection of la who were not now lying dead on capitaine." (To be continued.) the bluff above had been carried off as prisoners. Considerate. Nato, Juniper and Sclplo had fled from the stockade to the thicker Representative Kehoe of Kentucky woods and more impenetrable part of tells of a considerate judge In his the Island; but they became separated state who passed a sentence on a man and the boy had seen nothing more convicted of murder. The judge said: Mr. Dodson, the Jury says you are of hlB companions. "Dey was dose Britishers, Marse guilty of murder, and the law says Capn, he declared between his sobs, you are to be hanged. It Is mywisb that you and all your friends on the and digging his fists into his eyes. What was the color of their river to know that it is not I who condemns you; It Is the jury and the coats? Lafltte asked of the boy. "Dey wore blue coats, Marse law, Mr. Dodson. At what time, sir would you like to be hanged? Capn. The prisoner made answer that It As I thought, said Lafltte calmly, turning to his men. No British ene- was a matter of Indifference to him., my has dealt us this blow; It was the and that he was prepared to be swung off at any time. The judge continued: governor of Louisiana. Mr. Dodson, It Is a serious matter He then started up the bluff, the othes following, with Nato bringing to be hanged. It cant happen to a man but once In life, unless the rope up the rear. Inside the stockade were many should break before the neck is broke signs of a fearful fight and you had better take all the time The house of the Laflttes was unharmyou can. But since it makes no difed, although there were Indications of ference to you, you may hang four y at IS noon, but Its having been set on fire; but the weeks from flames appeared to have died out of you may have a good dinner first. themselves. There was nothing more to he done Engineers Find Bearings In Fog. at Barataria. All the men, save e When I was a guard," said Mr. and his crew, appeared to have Richard Bell, M. P., yesterday, I been killed or captured; the buildings could sit In my van with my eyes shut were burned or despoiled; the vessels and tell where the train was at any taken. Lafltte, therefore, putting moment. Working one section continaside as best he could all emotion uously one gets to learn the rythmic and anxiety, gathered what was left song of the road and how it varies at of his portable property, and, with each signal box, station, curve, grv Baptlstine and his crew, together dient, tunnel and bridge. The sixth sense, which Is more with Nato, Juniper, Sclplo (the latter two having, late In the day, come than mere hearing. Is of the utmost from their hiding place In the woods), value to a driver during fog. Denied took his way to Shell Island. the use of his eyes, he still does not The older negroes could tell him 'lose his way when he Is on a familiar little more than Nato had already re- road. "A driver cannot learn a new road lated. Neither could they give him any information bearing upon Pierres when he Is stoking, which should ocfate. There was left only the hope cupy all his time. He should always that he had escaped to Shell Island, bo allowed to travel as third man on where he might be found, alive at the footplate, unfettered by work, and In two or three days, by keeping his least, If not unhurt But In this Lafltte was disappointed. eyes and ears open, he would learn London aily Mail. Dominique-Yo- u and some of hts men the road. hand-to-han- d to-da- Bap-tistin- to have had that encounter, and only hoped the light had been too dim for him to see Who his antagonist was. I walked off so hurriedly in my surprise and wish not to be recognized that no doubt he thought I was running away. I desired neither an encounter with swords to the death, nor yet was I ready for explanations; and I knew if his sharp eyes detected who had bested him, it must mean one I did not look back or the other. until I was far down the street; then I saw that the light of the linkman still flitted about like a as he made search for his masters sword. It was hardly the time for explanations, and under the circumstances I did not think my newly found brother I would would take kindly to them. becall upon his mother fore the hour set for the duel, and request his presence, when I should tell her and I prayed heaven to give me in the telling a fluent tongue the reason why I.ord Waters had deserted and then divorced her. How she would take it I let myself not dwell upon that, only I hoped for my fathers sake In the gentle spirit of forgiveAs for Sir Raoul Dwight, he ness. no doubt would find the pill hard to swallow, but I trusted that after I had seen Lady Felton she would notify him of her release, and It would pave the way for an easier interview. I rang the knocker of this most pretentious mansion, which I had oft looked at with interest, and wondered whether I should ever have a nearer acquaintance with it or its occupants. A lackey ushered me into a drawing room of magnificent proportions. Then he retired to see if milady would receive me. The lady was capricious and kept At first my thoughts me waiting. iwelling as they did upon my encoun-e- r with Sir Raonl Dwight and my prospective meeting, were not pleasant ones. I had not yet gotten Into the vay of thinking of him as a brother; fate had given me a hard rub there, Nut I should do my level best to ex-eto him all the good wijl I was "arable of How he would receive it . well whilst The time dragged my houghts were with him, it seemed as f lady Felton were keeping me hours, o I turned my attention to more attractive thoughts, sweet Rosemary and At last the :er bewitching ways! ackey entered and said I was to fol-ohim. He led me up a flight of stairs I surmised to my Lower, and so it proved. The roi i wa: dim-- y lighted with wax rand s and the air was heavy with perfrc-c- . Lady celton sat in state at the far end of the boudoir, as became a great lady and great beauty. She held a hand screen before her face. I smiled and thought, milady fears her beauty will overcome me; no doubt she will gradually unfold Its splendor to my profane eyes. She was small, dainty, and most sumptuously attired in a- - shimmerfrig gown, reckless of the many yards of lace with which It was covered. This ( noticed as I bowed low befo: 3 her. I expected but a cold greeting; I got none. So I spoke: "I have to make a most humble apology to you, Lady Felton, and ask that you will accept of this bit of paper. I held out to her th9 paper won from her father. Sir, you are late in both your apology and In the yielding up of that paper, she said scornfully. I like a woman to he There was as much difference In the voices of the two women, the one I loved and the one fortune Intended I should marry, as in the scent of two flowers. (To be continued.) will-o'-wis- p nd w li-y- s low-key- Who shall say what w man wants? she muttered. I bent over her hand and kissed it that was ever my mistress way. You come In grand state, sir, she although her ruby lips were so near. I was sorely tempted, hut I overcame aid. Could I come to see you In state myself and hurried from her presence. too grand? I inquired. Why not come In cap and bells? she asked. That part would not suit my complexion, I retorted with a shrug. Her eyes twinkled, and I saw the dimples play hide and seek about her mouth. T like not brawling in front f the house, she demurred. Evidently the window facing the street had not been without its occupant. I beg your pardon for that, said I. "The boy will out sometimes In spite of me. I seated myself beside her on the With your permiscouch, saying, sion? Mistress Gwyn Informs me that you have In your keeping a slip of paper that belongs to me, I said. "And if I say yes? she questioned. I would request it of you, I replied. Ah! you would make use of It to force the lady? she asked jealously. I Not so, I answered quickly; would present It to her with my best wishes, and advise her to give it and herself at the same time to 'Cousin Laoul. I smiled as I mimicked the lady of my heart. You give her She queried softly: to him? Do you not know she Is an heiress, besides being the toast of And that little paper won London? from her fortune would hold good? 1 know all that and yet I say, I went on. It may he be happy seems I must settle a difficult question for him. He hangs with equal amorousness over two roses undecided which one to pluck, poor fellow! I let a little sarcasm ring In my voice. "Now I am not so constructed. I know my own sweet rose! She has thorns! I have felt them! But what care I as she give herself Into my keeping, she may prick my hearts blood and It I looked with de- please my lady." CHAPTER XV. . f Lady Felton. I walked down the street which separated the fronts of the two estates; Lady Dwights and Lord Feltons. A narrow alley divided the kitchen gardens In the rear. A few houses faced the intervening streets. It had been dark when I entered the Bow street mansion. It was ddrker now. My linkman, who rejoiced In the symphonic name of Pat, walked ahead. I hugged the wall and kept my eyes open. We met a dandy coming from or going to some grand function he was so gorgeously attired and bewlgged. His servant accompanied him lighting the way. The usual tussle took place between the men as soon as they met, each trying to jostle the other from the waH. If the fellows were quarrelsome their masters were not less so. The fop came at me with his He was quick, but I was sword. quicker, and ere I had parried his two thrusts I sent his sword spinning. When he felt it leave his hand much against his wish, he lurched forward to regain it, uneffectually, however. In doing so, he slipped upon the slimy street, and came cheek by Jowl to an undesired acquaintance with It Pale blue satin with much soilure on knee and sleeve was not a pleasant sight to contemplate, nor was the derisive hissing of the victorious linkman, a pleasant sound to hear.' The mans Impotency overpowered him, and he burst out swearing like a buccaneer; swearing alike at his servant and at me. From the voice I recognized, "Cousin Raoul. Never again "Cousin Raoul. but brother Raoul, 1 thought There was nothing In my bitterly. possession I would not have parted with cheerfully at that moment not The Man Who Loves Words. Other folks, of course, have their poor pleasures," says Richard Le In Harpers, but for a man who loves words no Joy the world can give equals for him the happiness of having achieved a fine passage or a perfect line. When Thackeray struck his fist on the table as the story goes, when he had finished the scene of CoL Newcomes death, and exclaimed, By God, this is genius, there was no empire he would have accepted in for that moment. We often hear that your true artist is never sab isfled with his work. His ideal escapes him, the words seem poor and lifeless, etc., compared with the dream. Whoever started that story knew very little about the literary temperament or he would have known that the words are the dream. The dream does not exist even as a dream, or only very imperfectly, till It Is set down in words. Yes, the words are the dream. Gal-lien- Tombstone, Arizona, Well Named. The people familiar with the history of Tombstone, Ariz., are inclined to believe that there Is something In a name. Tombstone in 1878 became the center of attraction in Arizona to the pioneer prospectors when the first mines were opened up at that point The population quickly Increased to over 6.000 and it became the center of mining activity In the Southwest The last census gave the population as 400.- - The mines are worked out and the population has drifted away to more prosperous camps. Therefor the town has indeed come to merit Its name, for It marks the burial spot of manyblasted hopes. Many another Western mining town has had the same history, though few have so aptly told it to the world In their titles. Euphonious. Im clever at mlnd-readlng- "Would you mind reading mine? Cleveland Plain Dealer.