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TSE PITTSBURG - DISPATOS, ' MONDA1T, SEPTEMBER;? 1889.
BT EDOAIt L. WKKarAlT.
nmlTTEV roil THE DISFATCR.
We Lad just left a noble mansion upon the
citadel heights of Jesu del Monte. Our
ajjed host and hostess were still waving us
pleasant "Adios!" from the pillared portico,
half hidden behind surpassing wealth of
tropical luxuriance, at the end of an avenue
of lofty palms. Before turning into the
mountain calle we seated ourselves beside a
restful fountain, whose tremulous descend
ing showers glittered like beads of gold
through the saffrony Cuban air. There lay
the quaiut old city of Havana beneath us,
like a shining nest within its frowning bat
tlements. Beyond, the sea, white with
plumes of surf at the shore, a wondrous
green beyond, and a bed of glowing purple
beneath the northern horizon.
Old and venerable Don Miguel, my friend
and companion, in a ruminative mood,
first broke the silence with "Ah, strange
are the unwritten romances of life! "Who
would credit our serene and happy Senor
and Senora of E1 Tansio,' this lovely
Paradise villa, with any life chapter that
had not passed as sweetlv as the murmuring
of this gentle fountain?"
And so it came about that, still sitting
beneath the loftv palms by the songful
fountain in the languorous Cuban air, this
true love tale of Donna Prolia was told.
At the conclusion of the convention of
1839 between the victorious Esparatero.com-mander-in-chief
of the forces ot Maria
Christina, and Moroto, the defeated Carlist
commander-in-chief, which gave distracted
Spain a lew years of feverish peace, there
were returned to private life great numbers
of the younger members of the Spanish no
bility who had adhered to the cause of their,
queen, as well as many of aristocratic blood
n ho had cast their fortunes with the de
feated Carlist leader. The romantic experi
ences of war had illfitted the former class
for a resumption of drowsy life at lonesome
mountain palacios, the threadbare experi
ences in students' gowns at the University,
or even for the dull intrigues ot a waning
court at Madrid. Of the titled Carlist
lieutenants there was scarcely a score who
were not mined Some, following their
chiet, fled to France. Others, in sheer de
spair, joined the banditti of Andalusia.
And others, more desperate soldiers ot for
tune still, swarmed about the trentc-et-quitrante
tables of Monaco, Monte Carlo
One evening in December of the year
named, the rooms of the great Casino at
Monte Carlo were crowded with the habitues
of the place. Among these was a young
Spaniard, Don Enrique, a brave officer in
the recent mobilized iorces ot Queen Chris
tina, heir to vast estates in Arragon, whose
father, the aged Duke of Teruel, being at
deadly enmity with the Queen, had practi
cally" disowned his son for engaging in her
service. Nor was this the only Cause for
silence and estrangement between noble
father and son. Tue latter had beendestined
tor the priesthood. The ambition of the old
duke even fondly fed itself in a dream to
sometime see the purple mantle and scarlet
hat of a cardinal take the place of the black
student's' cloak, and the black hat which all
too jauntily sat upon Don Enrique's fair
and girlish head. Itut the bo 's nature was
warm, poetic, adventurous He fled Irom
the irksome University. Joining a band of
strolling musicians, he wandered for several
Jears through the provinces, much in Cata
onia, greatly beloved by the peasantry, and
especially by the Gitani, or Gipsies, who
never iofgive an enemy nor forget a gener
Don Enrique had been that friend to many
of them, and one, Francisco, falsely accused
of pettv crime, he had saved irom the great
est disgrace which can ever befall a Gipsy,
imprisonment, as he was being dragged
through the streets to the carcel of Lenda.
This Gipsy, Francisco, called for good fel
lowship "Pancho" among his companions,
was a stocky, brawny fellow, with a huge,
sbocky head," and a neck nearly as big, on
which, above nis open shirt, the Coras and
veins lay like ropes half hidden beneath
black and matted.hair. SJeepV and sluggish
of appearance, he was keen, agile and strong
as an ox.
Pancho's home was at Barcelona, He fol
lowed a sea-taring life; was the best of sail
ors; knew all the secrets of the ocean; and
as a fisherman possessed wonderful knowl
edge and craft.
Shortly after the rescue of Francisco at
Lcnda, came the Carlisi's victorious ad
vance bevond the Ebro in 1837. Don
Enrique hastened to Madrid to serve his
Queen. From the position of a subaltern,
he had been advanced, on merit, to the rank
of Colonel; but at the conclusion of hostili
ties had left the army, and, still unrecon
ciled to the Duke of Teruel, in a wild and
vagarious mood of adventurous unrest,
found himself, like hundreds of others,
abandoning true courage and his few re
maining pesetas at the gaming tables of
Don Enrique was deathly pale as he sat
there, playing with feverish hesitance, now
winning and now losing, until at last, with
a quick, impetuoris motion, he laid coin to
the value of 200 pesetas upon the red. He
was directly opposite tne croupier, upon
whose dark, almost oriental and ordinarily
impassive, facejthe faintest shadow of inter
est might have been visible.
"Kouge! perd et Couleur," called the crou
tiier. "Jesu-Maria! Black, and it is all!"
Don Enrique, half fainting, rose from his
seat His hands, testing on the table's
edge, were trembling and bloodless. If
these had not, all unconsciously to himself,
sustained him, he would have fallen upon
the stone floor. The stir of departure seemed
to arose him. "With a startled look of pite
ous apology, and yet a courtly gesture of
deprecation, he murmured:
"Ah, yes. Yonr pardon, gentlemen.
Goodnight and Adios! Que talle otro!"
In an instant he had drawn a pistoiete.
In an instant more its barrel was against his
splendid head. But the same instant the
agile croupier had vaulted the wide table
and struck the weapon from the desperate
"Come with me," Ea!d the croupier
gently, but in a tone ot kindly command.
They left the Casino; walked silently for
a time in the cooling outer air; and finally
passed beneatha quaint old arch through an
open patio or court, in which were a tiny
fountain and manv per.ume-laden flowers,
to an upper gallery, where the croupier
graciously bade the Don enter his apart
ments. Some simple food and wine were
"Now, Don Enrique," said the croupier,
with a gentle shrug and a winning smile.
"I'll never talk to a man's empty stomach.
Eat, .drink: then you will become a reason
The would-be suicide complied mechan
ically enough. But the diplomatic cioupier
was right. He touched a bell. A young
woman with dark, restless eyes and sweet,
but hunted, haunted face, whom he called
Griselda, brought more wine and a few
cigars. The place soon took on the glow of
comfort and cobd fellowship. Don Enriaue
could bear it no longer. He said, im
"Senor, friend and stranger, no words can
express my sense ot tbanklnlness and
humiliation: thankfulness for your inter
ference in so degrading on attempt upon
my own life; humiliation at my utter
powerlessness to requite you. Gratitude is
indeed a sorry coin without the royal signet
of power behind it. I am shorn of all
power. I am a homeless, objectless, ruined
"You are not, Don Enrique. I say you
are not!" returned the croupier warmly.
"You are heir to great estates in Arragon.
You have youth, courage; grand courage,
Benorl" he continued with a meaning look,
"as we of Don Carlos' cabelleria knew to
our loss from your heroic charge in the
canon beyond the Elbro!"
"Yon were a soldier, then?' exclaimed
Don Enrique, springing to his feet and ap
proaching his new-found ihend. I implore
you to reveal your real character! my more
than friend 1",
The croupier arose and gently forced Don
Enrique into his seat. The action had
delicate protest in it thnt commanded obli
gation; and it had obligation in it that
hinted of command.
"To reveal one's true character- is some
times more than the greatest will do, Senor.
But I am onlv another one ruined by the
fortunes or war. That is all. Since you,
Don Enrique, unhoi&ed me at the head of
my own command at Ebro, and rode over
my wounded body, and since my leader,
DonCarlois ajfugitive inFrance, 'Le crou
pier de Monte Carlo' is a title which, at
least, gives me my bread. The other," and
here he turned his face away for a moment,
"cannot do even eo much as than
"And that title was?" .
''Count Basil de Orense, at your service!'
Don Enrique flew to the man and clasped
him in his arms. A thousind recollections
of brave tales ol the house of Orense, told
him at his own father's knee, flooded upOii
him. The sense ot his srreat obligation to
one so reduced; indeed every high, chivalrous
thought which would prompt trust, admira
tion and gratitude, swept over him; and it
was no mean thing that he wept.
"Count, we 'are brothers forevermore!"
cried Don Enrique.
"With all my heart amen!" responded
Count Basil with great solemnity: but with
a sudden start, for something like a sigh
came from behind the swaying cortina, fol
lowed by the rustle as of a woman's gown.
Count Basil with sudden excuse stepped
hastily to the gallery. Had not hisguest's
overwhelming bewilderment at Ills own
changing fortunes rendered him oblivious1,
he would have heard the sound of a sharp
scuffle and a blow, and a low voice full of
deadly menace hissing at some detected lis
"Begone, you Gipsv witch! or I'll grill
your itching ears andlmbbling tongue for
breakfast. Cursed was 1 when I took you
from the roads of Catalonia!"
As the man who spoke these words re-en
tered, his face was all blandness and com
passion. "Don Enrique," he resumed with serious
ness, "there is good fortune for yon, but
nevermore for me, beneath this very root.
But yesterday, a courier with escort, arrived
at Monte Carlo. Being related to the serving-woman
of this place, they lodge below.
The idle garrnlousness ot these folk made it
easy, and, as events bare proven, wise, for
me to know that this very courier was. in
search of a wayward son of a noble house.
That son was rushing headlong to total ruin
at the Casino. I determined to save him if
in my power, and make what I easily found
by this wine-drinking courier to be a new
lease of life's possibilities, serviceable to
him. I saw by his play to-night that he
was near his reckoning. He played his last
peseta and lost. Do you understand me?"
"Maria Purissims! Do you mean? "
"That your father has let a tiny stream of
his rivers of gold flow your way; but a tiny
stream, Don Enrique. Yet that and what
it may furnish, are better than the flash of
the pistolette and the last sleep."
Don Enridue still sat in stupefied silence
at the turn affairs were taking. The girl,
Griselda, eritered in response to the bell of
Count Basil, who, indifferent to her flashing
eyes and crimsoned forehead, which dis
closed that a recent brutal blow had been
struck, coarsely ordered her to bring the
courier and escort from below to the apart
ment, if not too drowsy from the fumes of
wine to make their appearance. They
came, and ranged themselves against a wall
stupidly. Don Enrique with difficulty re
pressedhis emotion on seeing before him
his lather's old servitors. But he answered
their low bows of recognition with self-possession
"Notwithstanding your drunken riotous-
ness abont the place," began the Count with
a frown; "your swilling of wine and your
brawls with the cocheros;" and each guilty
courier bowed humbly as his individual
sins were recited; "ybu will see I have
brought you to your young master, as I
pledged. Dispatch yonr business and be
gone; or I will have each of you shot from
the Casino plaza at sunrise '."
With much ado and trembling, begot of a
great mission and greater dereliction, the
simple souls from Arragon delivered a
sealed package into Don Enrique's hands;
received with great thankfulness his receipt
for the same; and with many bows and sup-
hlinntinno fti "Pnnta irTi thic lixii ci t" i n n
uiikaiiuud w 4. ,wwt ujwu man uvuvi IttU"
gled and clattered down into the court, with
a hearty "Diablo le a compane!" from the
Count, who stepped out upon the moonlit
gallery to make sure of their departure.
Returning he found his guest in possession
of cheques for 50,000 pesetas; a command
that he should continde to remain away
from Spain; and a brief postcript expressing
the hope that the writer, his father, might
never be permitted to loos: upon his face
again. The letter, which contained no
superfluous words was signed, "Geofredo,
Duke of Teruel."
Perhaps three months had passed without
special incident to the sworn friends'. The
young noblemen, with ample means, yield
ing to Don Enrique's spirit of unrest, were
now the honored guests of the aristocracy of
Havana. For Don Enrique there had been
but joy in leaving hated Spain, and in the
new life and beauty of the Cuban metropo
lis. If there were clouds behind the placid
features of Count Basil no one conld know
it. Two trifles to such as he, might have
haunted his inner life. One was that a
black-eyed serving-woman, or querida, or
what-not, called Griselda, of Monte Carlo,
had been found dead at the house of an ab
sent croupier with a stiletto in her breast;
whereupon seme Catalonian Gipsies had
stolen the body awav, and buried it over the
border in Spain after their own barbaric
fashion Again, as the vessel upon which
the young noblemen embarked sailed from
the harbor of Barcelona, a shaggy fisherman,
whom the sailors knew as "Pancho," was
found secreted on board. In his possession
was noticed a blood-stained stiletto, whose
make and ornamentation showed it to have
been the possession of a different; man than
he; for such as Pancho are never fastidious
about a knife. He was put in chains. Then
a storm arose. He was liberated, for his
giant strength was serviceable. But his
freedom was of short duration. Count
Basil, restlessly walking the deck late one
mobblit night, had seen his face and eyes
full of Gipsy vchgeance, as the stowaway
had crept stealthily toward his cabin. A
word to El Capitano from a Count was
enough. The rest of the way to Cuba Pancho
sat in the hold, with mighty iron links riv
eted to huge grillos upon his legs. But
jrancno, in ice noia, iorgoi noimng. JNor
could the Count forget some things. But
the difference in the temporary relations of
these two men to society, at debarkation in
Havana sent the man from the hold for a
brief period to the chain gans of Cubana,
and the other, with Don Enrique, his gen
erous banker and loyal friend, to the splen
did homes of the Spanish nobility in Cuba.
The Island of Cuba is the odor-laden gar
den of the American continent. Havana is
the concentrated Spain of Cuba. You are
within the influence and charm of 300,000
souls given up wholly to delicious dalliance,
melodious words and sounds, to the half
tones of coquettish pleasure, to the elo
quence of bright eyes, and the passionate
passiveness of night in tropic-land, where
nature glows beneath, as glow the stars
In this atmosphere Don Enrique and
Count Basil lived; and five years flitted
away as In a nelichtlul dream. The placid
count, ever serene ana coumy, never left
his friend's side. Th6 impulsive, grateful
heart of Don Enrique had never openly
doubted. At times a sense of oppression
came; oppression and dread, as if the very
cofds of iate were blndiilg him to a revolt
ing presence and companionship. Events
had occurred that had also touched
adceper sentiment; a sentiment of compas
sion. Attempts had been made upon the
life of Count Basil de Orense. In one of
these lie was badly wounded. TJife name of
a fisherman odtlata had been whispered
about as concerned in these mysterious
affairs. But nothing came of investigation
save this: A Catalonian known as Marti
among the Pescadores, had gained strange
and secret power among all thd lower classes
in the Cuban seaport cities. No one knew
just when he had come to Cuba. He had
stepped from the Cabana chain-gang to a
harbor guadana: from thence to a fisherman'!,
coaster; and, w hlle he had made rich hauls
of fish in the coves and inlets, his wife, the
negressTomasa, fried theswedt-meatedrobalo
and the juicy guaeuancho, and sold them at
homes and upon the streets. Marti finally
disappeared; when the wildest tales of his
subsequent sea piracies were everywhere
told. ButTomasa remained. In her hut in the
Baluarte quarter were often seefi the Gipsies
of Cuba. Her own life was blameless;and
secretly dreaded as were her companions,
"old Tomasa," as she was always called,
went and came without hand or voice being
raised against her; while in one noble quin
ta ot Jesu del Monte, where lived the family
of Tomasa's one adored human of all the
world, Donna Froila, sne was still the be
loved Cuban "mammy" of the ravishingly
beautiful being she had nursed from the
cradle, and whose owri fair hand had signed
the document that freed the old black
In the nightly carnivals in Havana, ten
thousand equipages filled with richly
attired and merry occupants may often ba
seen. Officials and nabobs in the saddle
loiter at their sides, exchanging greetings
with friends and acquaintances. On such an
evening when Don Enrique and Count
Basil were thus engaged, the latter sudden
"Santa Maria! All Spain has not such
Don Enrique following his friend's look
and gesture of admiration to the stream of
carriages coming from the opposite direction
down the Prado, saw the object of the ex
clamation, and with that glance he lost his
heart: for at the same moment the most
beautilul and lovable senonta of all Cuba
raised her lustrous eyes to his own. In
voluntarily Don Enrique saluted her. She
turned her face away, but could not hide the
blushes of not displeased recognition with
which her face was suffused. Following the
carriage at its side, a common sight in
Havana then, was "old Tomasa," looking
adoringly into her former mistress' lace;
and Donna Froila's gracious hand rested
kindly upon her former stove's shoulder.
"Jesu! Maria I That dream of fair
women shall be mine!" passionately cried
Don Enrique to his companion, searching
the Count's eyes for responsive accord and
cmvairous proners ot assistance.
There was a strange pallor in the man's
face, but he spoke no answering word to his
In the early evening ot a February day,
in 1845, a celebrated American Statesman
sat upon the brold, pillared portico of the
old Hotel Almy, overlooking the beautiful
waters of Havana Bay. As the nominee of
a newly created political party, himself de
feated of election as President of tht United
States, and exhausted with the turmoils of
party warfare.lhe had for a time escaped
them all, and, 'unaccompanied, was recruit
ing bis exhausted energies in this sweet
Southern elide. The Madrid Government
had directed the highest honors paid him in
Cuba. Firmly refusing all official and pri
vate entertainment.he hfid accepted a single
attendant and interpreter, at the courtesy
of Governor-General Tacon. This man, a
brilliant young Virginian named Belt, a
tutor in many of the noblest families of
Cuba, had become the eminent American's
inseparable companion; and jdst as, around
from the lookouts of Moro tower to the
heichtsofEl Principe the evening chal
lenges of the sentinels had begun, a light of
welcome came into the hollow cheeks and
great, deep eyes of the American statesman,
as he noticed his young friend's approach.
A few low words of greeting passed be
tween them, in which the elder man might
have been heard to express an unalterable
determination to accompany the Virginian
upon some strange adventure. The sur
prise, delight and gratitude, yet shame
faced protests, of the latter were boundless.
After a perplexed silence he timorously in
quired: "But in heaven s name, what kind of a
Gipsy can we make of you?"
"Make me a dumb Gipsy fiddler!" sen
tentiously retorted the other. "I have
'jinked and diddled' my elbow a thousand
times in old Kentucky; and if there's to be
any trouble at El Dique to-night, although
I'm getting along in years, Belt, my finger
is still pretty quick and sure at the triggerl"
They sat there for perhaps an hour in ear
nest conversation. If it could have been
overheard these interesting facts would have
been gathered: The Virginian, Belt, was
the English tutor of the most lovely and
loveable senorita of Havana, who was be
trothed in marriage to one Don Enrique.
The latter, who had but lately, on the death
of his father, the Duke of Teruel, fallen heir
to vast estates in Arragon, had, through
some strange influence, plunged into a most
dissolute life The don and donna were
madly in love with each other. The mar
riage day had been repeatedly set. But at
each approach some hideous contretemps
occurred. This had at last become a scandal
to Havana society. Thereupon Belt, like
the chivalrous Virginian he was, took the
field in the donna's behalf. He at
once discovered the secret destruct
ive influence. It was the mysterious
power of Count Basil de Orense. The Vir
ginian had soiight his acquaintace, charged
him with his perfidy, flung at him repeated
insults and challenges; only to see Don En
rique become more and more helpless and
complicated in the calmly remorseless ad
venturer's clutches. All this time Count
Basil was paying insidious and persistent
court to the donna herself. Though she
surmised his Wretched power and loathed
him, her tutor, fully in her confidence,
counseled her to permit these addresses
through hope of discovering come means of
saving to her the man she loved. But no
good came of it Emboldened by his suc
cesses, the patient and devilish plans of
Count Basil were rapidly maturing.
' Half way between Havana and Guines, on
the great calzada that trails between, stood
the famous gambling-hell of El Dique, then
conducted in royal fashion. Here Don En
rique was entrapped, plied with wine,
tempted by the most brilliant lascivias of
Spain, and enchained by the human devils
around him. Bumors of plays and losses in
fabulous sums over the tables of El Dique,
flew irom lip to lip in the city. But the
Count meantime was bapk in Havana, the
social hero of the day, his agents prompting
the spread of tales of Don Enrique's ruin,
and himself pressing his attentions upon
goor Froila with increasing fervor,
ver half a million dollars had been lost by
the don and won by the Connt and his ton
federates. No bank in Havana dare dishonor
tbe checkes drawn infavor,of the proprietors
ot El Dique. Tbe Count's determination was
to drive Ills' victim to ruin and from ruin to sui
cide. Bat the love of a noble wbmah is subtler and
mightier tban all the forces of darkness. Tbe
brave and heroic Froila sought the Virzinian,
bringing with her the devoted old Tomasa and
Ol uipsie&irom m
e canOnS of Miuiinn
eo dlscmsea as c
He shall return with me," said the desperate
;u uisguiacu us uue ui me?e wnn them.
ma den. And so this was the adventure. The
Virginian was ueteruiinea 10 snare ineiortunes
of tbe band. And an American statesman's
heart was so soft and tender that he, too,
could not be prevented from joining, in the
guise of a dumb Gipsy fiddler, the novel
and dangerous mission appointed for that very
At the Same moment this singular meeting
was in progress at the Hotel Almy, Governor
General Tacon sat alone in the State Depart
ment of the -palace, over against the Plaza de
Armas, poring over new plans to rid the islands
from the increasing depredations of the con
trabandists and pirates, under the leadership
of the all-powerfnl ou'law, Marti, when he suo
denly discovered man of commanding pres
ence standing silently before him.
Tacon spranc to his feet in fear, but a gleam
ing weapon at bis head prevented an outcry,
"If you raise an alarm, I will kill youl" Re
sume yonr scat," quietly remarked the
"In ths name of the Virgin, who are you that
can pass my guards unannonnbedr" gasped
Tacon. , ,
"No matter. I am herd with Information von
wish. You have offered a reward of $50,oooin
gold for tne capture oi iuaru, me contraband
ist, and a guaranty of pardon and protection
to any one of his band who will betray hlmT"
"Yes;" faltered the terrified Cuban ruler.
"That was months ago. No man lives who
dare attempt to earn that reward. Marti has
many ships and desperate men. All yonr
revenue cutters and men-of-war have hot sup
pressed him. He rules thd Caribbean. His
chests hold more gold than your treasury.
Your administration is disgraced. Are tbe re
ward and gUarahty of protection meant by you
in good faith!"
"They certainly are. Are you end bf Marti's
"Have patience, your excellency. Supposing
I were Marti himself?" Tacon paled visibly at
this. "Would this reward and guaranty apply
The Governor General was both overcome
and perplexed. Even great and powerful men
sometimes grasp at nieah expedients.
"Ye j es, even were you Marti himself, the
reward and pardon should he jours."
"Under the Queen'S Seal?"
"Yes, under tbe Queen's seai." Tacon
looked at bis herculean guest for a moment
and timidly resumed:
vriu you now reveal
"Noilust yet. We will speak of another
matter' The Governor OeaetM
under the enforced diplomacy. Outlaw
barely supposing. 1 were the I.tercon.
himself, would not peace witt .still PfgJ.
cessions prove a triumph to tne Taeon
meutr-providine those concessions i
harm no one!, and would prove of pnoi" ""
efl'"ome straight at the bargain ya would
make," almost Dleaded the ov"Dlaaitl0ati
MtV said the stranger coolly, "ffigdag
guaranty of the sole control of tne ""us
privileges of Havana while"! live! ,,-,...
P The Governor-General paced the , ap artment
fox a time nervous and distraught. rmauy
turning to the mysterious stranger, ne sam
-And ff this is granted, how fen you sareme
of jour power to execute such trust creu"uV
to my government and to the public , -
"Iwiil satisfy you on that score Micro i
leave the palace.'' -,vi"
"Then 1 unreservedly grant all you asKi
"General Tacon," said the stranger mwr
"on yonr Knignuy worn oi ub"" --
PrTdoesSnly. Andndw. In the name of the
Virgin, who are you"
"Marti!" exclaimed Tacon trembling WIHl
"Francisco Marti, sometimes called 'Pan
cho,' your excellency, and no other." ,..
Tacon was overwhelmed with the conscious
ness of the tremendous concessions Krn"r'
and the sudden realization that he stood de
fenseless and powerless before the most
dreaded and dangerous of men. Noticing nis
alarm Marti said, as he gave his weapons to tne
"Preserve these as mementoes of an easy
conquest. Yonr Excellency will accept tne
850.000 in cold as a first token of Marti's friend
ship and loyalty. Much more shall be at ia
con's command, that he maj make his admin
istration greater than that of any other who
ever ruled Cubaf' ,.-
With this the famous pirate strode out of the
palace. Tacon saw that the guards whom
Marti bad passed were shot in the plaza r
Moro Castle within an hour; after which ba
enjoyed the first night's sleep he had ever
known since be had become Governor-General
On this night a motley crew of Gipsy musi
cians from the canyons of Llnyanb, led by an
enprmous Gipsy of shaggy beard and breast
appeared at El Dique. Among them was a
slight,irail, Gipsy girl.who ofteri earned ill and
fainting beneath the bold gaze and the heart
less sallies of .the habitues. But altogether
thev enlivened the luxurious place with their
gay melodies, one awkward fellow playing with
tremendous vigor a strange and unknown
melody upon the violin. They were well paw.
well fed, given liberty under escort to stroll
among the rippling fountains and dazzlint
corridors musical with birds, and, sometime
after midnight, after performing a sweet,
Andalusian air, the picturesaue folk passed
reluctantly out of the huge portal, having,
after much diplomacy, secured the privilege of
camping upon tne edge of the open highway,
against the massive walls of El Dique.
Neither DonEnrique nor the Count had been
seen. Tbe one had lost heavily, and, stagger
ing blindly to his apartment, had flhng limself
upon nis pea, unkempt, unstrung, aisiraagac
The other, satisfied with bis own splendid
gains and progress, had also retired. Bet this
night Don Enrique could not sleep. Hj mind
was in that super-acute state that is sorretlmes,
even when drowned in drink, superior to all
conditions, and is marvelously seusltfje to in
fluences Infinitely remote from its own imme
diate surroundings. He had heard stain of
music that night which to an extent aook off
the awful influence then npoii him, ad swept
in upon his soul immeasurable remttse and
love, and with them consciousness of Is ruin
ous and fatal surroundings, like a flaming
tempest of fire.
At intervals that mnsic again floatedin upon
bim from ont of the night In it at ttaes was
a tender madrigal, "La Piedad," only a e living
being sung and played. Tblt ono w: Donna
He staggered to the balcony. I there
were Only a dozen wandering Gipsiesbuddled
together beneath him against the wals of El
Dique. He again tried to sleep. Hj fought
the demons of drink and remorse andoignant
love until, exhausted, he sank upon le couch.
Then in fitful dreams, that one who rid made
the little madrigal was in every lnkginable
human form hovering above, about tm. He
saw her in her sweet home ways; yes. p a wan
dering Gipsy minstrel, skulking in tie moun
tains and canons, even playing beforelim and
the devilish lascivias who held him ethralled,
Tbe maddened man even beard his naie called
by her, whispered bv her. moaned by ler:
"Don Ennquel "Oh, Don Enrique
He leaped to his feet in an agony E fright
and remorse. Tbe frail Gipsy harpi; was in
his alcoba. She flew to him; clung to lm even
in his loathesomeness.
"Don Enrique! Oh, Don Enrique It is I,
thy Donna Froila! Come with herl pme!"
Then the Gipsy girl, sobbing, moani z, plead
ing, dragged him to the balcony.
Bewildered, yet clinging to the alf-wild
thing who held him as in a dream b suffered
her to force him down a cumbrous stair her
companions were holding in the calzala below.
He found himself surrounded by a Wild Gipsy
band, and clttng to madly by this kne slight
maiden who still Sobbed and pleaded ftteously.
"Don Enrique! Don Enriqdei It isihyowu
Froila! Fly, oh, fly with her from this wetched
Suddenly a light shone from the Mccba
above. A form appeared at tbe balco y.
With a curse tbe man, divining the resc e,
swiftly descended tbe stair. He was conf ron :d
by a giant Gipsy with shaggy.face andbreiit,
and with vengeance gleatning from his aw ul
eyes. A slender shaft of light quivered a i o
racnt from a stiletto blade. Basil de Ore: se
fell dead, without ah ontbry, back upon le
massive walls of El Dique; while oue cal id
Marti spurned him with his toot and mutter d.
"Sleep, El croupier! Tentador y asesino pr
They got Don Enrique back to Havanaas
swif tlv aB their fleet horses would go. He is
nursed again to reason and right by this br; fe
and devoted woman of Cnba: and a few we ts
later fonnd them, man and wife, upon le
broad Atlantic, bound for dear old Cast e,
from Whence they returned from Arragoi to
their own lovely quinta in Havana.
"And of their future, Don Miguel?"
The stars were shining through the pains
above the murmurous fountain as the Id
Spaniard replied witn a backward graci nS
wave of his band: "You have left them wit in
"And of Pancho and Marti?"
They were one afterward, His Excelled ;y.
Chevalier de Francisco Marti, the richest, lie
wiliest and the most beneficent man who e er
lived in Cuba, whose wife, the negress Toma a.
was decorated with 'La Bunda de MaHe
Louise,' the highest honor conferable by Spln
ish rbyalty upon woman"'
"And what of the American statesmari wUo
maiqueraded as the dumb Gipsy fiddlerf"
"He was none other than vour own lmmocal
!TflEY AEB BOUND TO T0TB.
Wnshlnirton Territory Women Will
Their Brillots Whether or No.
rSrKCtAI. TELEOnAM Id tin DlSPATCn.1
Walla "Walla, Wash., September
8. There will be lots of fun at the polls in
the coming State of Washington on election
day. The women propose to vote, and if
their ballots are rejected by the stony
hearted election judges they will vote any
how. At a large nnd enthusiastic ufeeting
on Thursday night of the Equal Suffrage
League it was determined to Establish sepa
rate polling places throughout the State,
and if their votes are rejected by the men to
deposit them in their own boxes, and keep a
complete record for the purpose Of cintest
ing tile matter before the Supreme Court of
the United Stated
Do You Feel all tired out, nervons, irritable
and without appetite? Hood's Sarsaparlila
will overcome that tired feeling, tone your
nervous sj stem, purify your blood, sharpen
your appetite, cure Indigestion and sick head
ache ana make you cheerful and happy. Be
sure to get Hood's Barsaparllla.
I BEEGHAM'S PILLS I
I OMfi WEAK STOMIOH. 1
23&tsi. a, Box
Bargain, Towels, Towels.
12i 15, 19, 25, 37, SO ots. See them. See
Bed spreads, bid spreads.
KNABM5 & SflDSTEB,
35 Filth avenue.
G. A. K. to Gtettvaburff.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will accept
all orders issued hf Adjutant General
Hastings for transportatiot to Gettysburg;
whether the order is drawn en this ot any
i i i ii i r
Tbe Peor)le' Store.
"We know we have by all odds the finest
cloakroom ia Pittsburg, and what h of the
greatest Importance to Toil, we think we can
show you the largest assortment at tha
lowest possible prices.
. Oampbem. & DICK.
29 cts., 21 inches wlrje. Great bar
gain, great bargain.
35 Fifth avenuS.
But absolute truth. If yoti require a Stimu
lant use Klein's Silver Age Bye; only $150
per full quart. tiWT
Dress Robes. Dress Robes.
The finest, the finest.
KHABLE & SStJSMSB,
35 Fifth avenue;
Adjutant General Homines'
Orders for transportation to Gettysburg will
be accepted by Fennsvlvania BailfflSa
Agents for tickets, whether the ordef is
drawn on this or any other company.
Handsome Paris "Mouohoir" rohes, $10,
512 and $18 each. DreSs goods this week.
BOOGS & BTJHIi.
See the line we havC. You can't help but
be suited. Kkable & SHTfelEB,
35 Fifth avenue.
But absolute truth. If you require 4 Stimu
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CAVETT MUDDELI At Camdeh, N. J.f
AugnSt 6, FAHKIE M. JlUDDELU to JOHN Bt
Cavett, of Allegheny.
KENNEDY McGERVEY Sunday. Sep
tember 8, at St Paul's Cathedral, by Rev.
Father Molmeanx, Joseph Kennedy and
ELIZABETH M. McGBBVET, both Of Pittsburg,
AlKfeN At Colorado Springs. Cob, On Fri
day afternoon, September 6, 1889, BEOBQE F.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
ALLEN Sanday. September 8, 1889, at 9.30
A. it., CHaki.es AM.ENJ aged 29 years; mem
ber Of Mansfield Council No. 68, Jr. O. U. A. M.
Friends and members of ihe Council ire re
spectf uily invited to attend the funeral at his
late residence, Idlewoodj P., d. & St. L. R. K.,
at2:S0 p. K. TUESDAY 10th Inst,
FITZGERALD At her residence, 2829 Jane
street, S. S., oh Sunday, September 8, 1889,
at 10.30 P. M.,MAB'i', wife of Rfchard Fitzger
ald, aged 39 years.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
HANNY On Sunday, September 8. 1889, at
9.30 a. ji., Mrs. Jennie 8. Hannt. daughter of
Morris Craveni aged 19 years.
Funeral to be held from tbe residence df her
parents, No. I Montgomery illey, Allegheriy
City, on Monday, 9th Inst, at 2 r. M.
LEPPER On Sunday, September 8. at 4 A.
st John H. Leppeh, son of Margret Lepperj
aged 26 years, 0 months and 2 days.
Funeral services' on Tuesday ArfEKNOojf
at the German M. E. Church, on Fortieth street
below Butler, at 2 o'clock. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited to attend. 2
LAUTNER In Bad Weissenburg Schweirz,
Augnt 19, WM. J. Latjtnek. son of Joseph
and Frlederecka Ladtner. in his 23d year.
Funeral services from the residence of bii
parents. No. 278 Locust street, Allegheny) o
dAy at 3 o'clock. Friends of the famfly are re
spectfully invited to attend.
McCURDY Saturday, September i, at 830
o'clock P. M., at the residence ot F. A; It eisker,
Castle Shannon, Mrs. NANtiYA. McCtJKDY,
daughter of Thomas and Oliva Frame Mc
Interment private Monday, September 9.
f St. Louis. Mo., papers please copy.1
McELVENNY On Saturday, September 7
1889, at 8 p. 3L, James McElvenny, in the
37th year of his aee.
Funferalfrom the residence of his" parents.
Spring Garden borough, on Tuesday, at 9
A. ii. Friends of the famliy are respectfully
invited to attend. 2
MULVIHILL-Od Saturday. September 7.
18S9, at 10 A. M., John Mulviiiixl, in his 22d
Funeral from his late residence, McCIure
avenufe. Ninth ward, Allegheriy, on MoNriAY,
9th fnst., at 2 P.M. Frlferids of the family are
respectfully invited to attend., 2
QUIG On Sunday afterriodn, September 8,
1889, at 210 o'clock. ANNA MArOuEHITE,
vbungest daughter of Lucy C. and E. M. D.
Quig, aged 6 months and 28 days.
Fnneral services at tbe residence of her
grandfather. Dr. E. S. Czarniecki, 110 Liberty
street, Allegheny City, Tuesday, at 2 p. in
Interment private. 2
SHANNON On Snndayi September 8. 1889.
at 9 O'clock A. M.. SUSANNA SHANNON; Widow
of the late James Shannon, in her 77th year.
Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law,
Charles F. Leonard, Brushton Station, P. R1. R.
Notice of funeral hereafter. 2
TESH On Sundayj September 8, at i P. jr.,
Peter Tesh, aged i)S years.
Funeral on Tuesday, Soptember 10, at 2
o'clock P. M., from his late residence, Herr'a
Inland, Allegheny. Friends of the family are
respectfully invited to attend.
"VETTER Suddenly on Saturday Septem
ber 7. Ib89, at 7:16 P. M, STEPHFN A, Jr., son
of Stephen A. and Mary A. Vetter, aged 27
Funeral f torn the residence of his parents,
Noi 10GK Forbes street, oh Tuesday morn
ing, the 10th inst., at 8.30 o'clock. Services at
St. Paul's Cathedral at 9 A. M. Friends of the
family are respectfully invited tj attend.
Hollidaysburg and Altoona papers please
WENZEL On Saturday, September 7, 1889,
at 6.10 a. m . Barbara, wife of Richard Wet
zel, Hi the 41th year of her age.
Funeral takes place from her late residence.
No. 108 tiolwell street, ori TuesdAy morning,
September 10, 1889, at 10 o'clock, Idterfnent
WERTHEIMER On Saturday morning,
September 7, 1889, Morris E.. oiily son of
Emanuel and Sophie Wertheliner, in nis zitn
The relatives and friends of the family are
respectfully invited to attend the funeral,
from the residence of his parents, 233 North
avenue, Allegheny, this (Monday) morning,
9th Instant, at 10 o'olock. Please omit flowers.
glEG-On Satntda?, September 7. 1863, at
7.-30 p. ir., GBdHGB Wi Zieg, aged 47 years 8
months 10 days.
Funeral on Tuesday, September, 10, at 2
P. m., fronl his lafe residence, 72 Third street,
Allegheny. Friends of tho family are lespeot
fully invited to attend. 2
(Successor to Meyer, Arnold 4 Co., Urn.,)
UNDERTAKER AND EMBAIjMER.
Offlde and residence, U&i Penn avenue. Tele
phone connection. myiO-69-MWF8u
CHOICE CUT FLOWERS AND SMILAX
A. M. cC J. B. MURDOCH,
Ki( SMITHFIELD ST,
JOHN R. &A. MURDOCH,
Offer the choicest flowers and floral work In
any desired style.
508 Smithfield Street.
Telephone 239. seS-snvJ1
pEPKESENTEU IN PITTSBURG IN liCl
insurance Co, cf forth AtnerActu
w Losses Adjusted AHdp&iab WILLIAM L
JONES. 6s Fourth avenue. j20-e2-D
OUR NEW GOODS
The late purchases of our Mr. Wattles have
been received and ononed. Wo think we show
the handsomest assortment of eoodi in th
city. We cordially invite your fnspectlc
our NEW STORE,
37 FIFTH AVENUE.
596 doz. CORSETS, 39c
TheSe, among other BANKRUPT GO0D3
make this a
in midsummer, which conclusively pfoves the
merits ol this
of the entire stock of S. K. ANDERSON, m
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1 1 mi Lniimtiu
130 Federal Allegheny, Pa
1 ASSURED FACT !
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how thrown open fdr the inspection df the pub
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the case consists of
FINE LACES AND LACE GOODS,
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attention and admiratlori 6f the ladleg. and the
gentlemen as Well, who have bad their taste'
cuinvaxea ap to me point oi appreciation i or me
beautiful in this line. In the opposite side
from the laces we mako a display of
HIGH PARISIAN NOVELTIES IN"
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an idea as to tbe fmanner of using these really
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Panels, Gimps, Galloons, Ornaments, Girdles,
etc, are now ready. As usual our stock is
large and contains every variety and Style ot
dress and wrap trimmings, in medium and
finest goods made. In tbe center section of the
case a small exhibit of
Is made, contfstine of Neckwear, Fine Under?
Wear, Fine Half-Hose, Ufribrellas, ltd.
The display will be Changed from time It
time, So that every time yon visit the building
give us a giance, as yon win oe uneij to see
something different each tide.
ALtid, GIVE OUR7 BI ORE,
41 FIFTH A VEUVE j
AVISIT AS WEli,
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perfect fit. No better tailor
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We can do a good deal
more for ydu in the variety-
a good deal better in price
than you're used to.
The nierdhant tailoring
season gods a little ahead of
ready-made Will you see
our goods to-day? ,
More styles to select frohl
than yod will give time to
examine, perhaps more than
Sixth, street and Penn avenue.
Men's Furnishing Stores,
443 SMITHFIELD STREET,
100 FEDERAL ST1., Allegheny.
New line of Neckwear on display. See those
Hand Painted Scarfs in Windows.
Dyeing, Cleaning and Laandry Offices,
Plttsbnrg Telephone U6i; Allegheny Tele
phone 31t9. S02-MW7
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329 LIBERTY STREET.
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six bottles El 00, and quality guar
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DO NOT FORGET OUft
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. fl
New Goods arriving In all of tbe folloirkg
Hen's! and Boys' Furafshlng Qoodi
Men' and1 Boys' Athletic Suits.
Boy.' Shirt Waists. Small Boys' Sulk
Infants' Complete Outfit
Ladles' and Children's MUsJIn Underwear.
Apreos't Colored Sbiffsf, eW
Ladies' Cldaks; Wraps' arid feey
Misses' and Children's Cloaks and Jetseyi.
Ribbons, Bilk. Satins. Velvets and Eiushesv
Tflmrned Hats and Bonnet.
Untrlmmed fiats- rind Bonnets.
Artificial Flower and Feathers. Gloves,
Hosiery. Jferino Underwear,
Corsets, Bustles, ete.
Dregs' Trimmings affd Buttons!.
Dressmakers' BappUei. Late Good.
Embroideries. White Goods.
Nets and Veilings.
Linefls, Tdwels and mpkins.
Lid eh HandeftbiefV.
Silk Handkerchiefs' and Holers.
Ladies' and Children's Neckwear-.,
Art Embroidery and Materia for FsScy
"Work. Yarn and Zephyr Worsteds.
Hand Knit Zephyr1 Goods.
Notions and 8 mall Wares. Bnbbei G"ood
Umbrellas and Parasols.
Sdaps and Ferfnrhery. Toilet GoddsV
Combinatidri Sefi, viii Toilet Set, TliM-
enre Sets, Work Boxes, Glove and Hand
kerchief Boxes, etc.
Fans, Fancy Goods and" Bric-a-Brac
Trunks, Bags and Travelers' Outfits.
Coeketbooks and Fancy Leather Goods;
Books, Stationery and School Supplies.
Picture Frames and Mirrors. Fancy Chls-
wire. Games and Sporting Goods
Tovs, Dolls and Dolls' Outfits.
Baby Carriages, Velocipedes and Bicveie!
Hotfsefnmishiog Goods and Kitchen Ut&
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Silverware, solid and plated.
Jewelry real and imitation;
Baskets and Willow wire. Taofe andF'ocket
Cutlery. Household Hardware.
Crockery, Glass rind Cbinaware.
Lamps, Lamp Shades, etc Specialties fo'r
wedding presents and souvenirs.
Christmas Specialties .
Fls;s. Patent Medicines.
FORVISITORSTO THE EXPOSITION
We have provided waiting and foiled rooms,
where all will be madi welcome, whether
purchasers or not. See our Display in
Main Building of Exposition at foot of
Fleishman & Cos
NEW DEPARTMENT STORES,
504,508 and 508 Market st,
OUR FALL MILLINEM OPENING
Vtiti, TAKE PLAtfE Ok
THURSDAY AffD FRIDAY, SEPT, 12 AND 13, 1889. "
At which time we shall endeavor to eclipse all of onr bast efforts bv showing thi largesi,
the richest and most exquisite line of Trimmed Hats, Bonnets and Turbans.
New and Notel designs in Kibbofis, Fancy" Feathers, l?6n Bons, Wings and Jet Or
Ilotr exhibiting Our new importations Id SUES', "vTool Goods, Cldaks and "WratsS, Je
seys, Gloves, Underwear, Hosiery) Elc, Etc.
, ., HOUSEFXJENISHINa GOODS. . .
Special attention is called to our large and varied assortment of HoasildrnilhinM rf
PRICES LOWER THAN TH LOWEST, 8
DANZIGER & SHOENBERG.
Successor 6 to MOKRIS H. JDANZIGEBt
SEXTO STREET AJD PEtfN" AVENUE.
! , , , .. seM
JSTJdl'Vr- IsTE'VT". ZCvTIEW
165, 167 and 169 FEDERAL STREET.
OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT.
Now full up with'the newest things in Ladies' and Misses' Garment
of every description at prices guaranteed to give satisfaction.
Ladies' Colored Cloth Jackets, $t go up. Ladies' Beaver Jackets,
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and black, Ladies' Newmarkets, $4 50 up; Tailor-made Newmarkets,
ail colors; Directoire Newmarkets, Plush Jackets, Coats, Sacques and
Misses' Newmarkets and Jackets, all the leading colors, 12 to id
Children's Coats in great variety, 2to 14 years.
Suits of every kind opening daily. This department occupying out
irrmense entire second floor and receiving very special attention.
Real French Cashmeres, 46 inches wide, 50, 62, 75c and $x, in all
the new colors.
Black Cashmeres, special values, at 50, 62 and 75c. Newest
ported Novelties for Combinations and Suits, being daily opened.
only need to see them.
Blankets, all wool, full size, in red and white, 3 a pair and up.
Flannels, in splendid assortments. Country Flannels, all wool, 18c
Underwear for Fall now open at low prices.' ;
ft A .'"jy.
. 4SD E3.
Mou&oltt, $16, $11, txi atofc.
Hand9e sfHc eabrofdewd
TO WSjtS&ppWii'C mK SW V RMvSC
colorings. Tva-tihmmed rafett, I
elegant effects, at prices that go fry
.'-'-" ' iai tlti timttAV 4MW
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ment cleat p. to tiu Mclu
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PIads and StrifM
All-wo3ly,4o kdtts yMt - '
65 cts. a yard.
50-inch Englfek Worsted Sqttfagsy
$t 40ylrd. ' L
40-focfe Rod Ci - -
AU'WooJ, Imported, i& a.p4
HANDSOME NEW TRW,
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Five boots from Fifth areas,
N. a Inquiries by mall abeat bove work
etc., receive onr prompt and careful attewittoa