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CONTEST TO PROVE BEAUTY
OF DISTRICT CHILDREN
BEGINS IN EARNEST TODAY
'v' Br JULIA CHANDLER MANZ.
Coming down on the car Saturday
morning-- saw a frbUcksome baby pok
ing a small puppy between the eyes with
his mischievous finger, gurgling over
w Ith the glee of his harmless occupation,
and I wished mightily that I could have
Just the picture I saw for the Borden
baby contest, which begins to-day.
And this reminds me to say to you that
the home picture made at some moment
when the little tot was quite unconscious
of the fact will be just as acceptable
In the contest as the more pretentious
photograph taken in a studio
Just so the picture is clear, so that It
w ill reproduce well in the paper, it makes
no difference where nor how it was
Some of the most attractive pictures of
children that I nave; ever seen arc those
that were stolen of them at play, for
when they were all unconscious of the
photographer some fleeting, rogueish ex
pression was caught that would have
been quite frightened away in the picture
man's own shop
It is the home picture that charms,
with Its natural simplicity and the dear
f -eryday atmosphere which we all know
nd love around the family hearthstone.
don't feel that you must scrub and
jsh the little tot until she shines, be-
ck her with finery and carry her down
t wn for a new picture if you have one
r at is a clear good likeness of her al
leady, although, of course, Th Herald's
offer to evrr mother to have a free pho
tocrraph made of her baby at the Bach
rach studio holds good to every woman
who Is not satisfied with the photograph
she has already, as well as to the woman
who has none
"Hverythinjs Arranged for Mother.
Tou see. it is ardently desired that the
picture you enter in the contest be a sat
isfactory one to you. and every effort
has been made to make this possible to
The Borden baby contest begins this
morning Every baby In "Washington and
ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS
THAT ARE ASKED BY EVERYBODY
Young Mother The Herald's Page for
Every "Woman will be devoted entirely
to Halloween suggestions, Sunday, Oc
tober All questions pertaining to it
win be answered'on that day and a mul
titude of novel entertainments and ways
of celebrating the fete will be published
Watch for it.
Mrs Alice C No patterns sold by The
ashlngton Herald are more than 10
cents. They are economical in cut, as
well as price, and are smart and up to
date as well I am glad that you had
such great success with the ones you tried
and hope that they will serve jou as
faithfully and well in the future
Novel Birthday Party.
Reader At a birthday party given for
a ten-year-old girl the guests were asked
to come wearing an object to represent
a ".Mother Goose" character To Illus
trate: "Xlttle Boy Blue" tooted a horn
lx ana carried a wee wooiiy sneep jiiss
Muffet was adorned by a huge spider
which did not seem to frighten her in
least, although It was very close "beside
her." The "Old "Woman "Who Lived in
a Shoe" carried an armful of dolls,
which caused her a great deal of trou
ble." "When all had arrived cards were
rassed and small pencils, and the names
of the- boys and girls present were writ
ten on the cards and each child was to
v rite opposite the name of the char
acter he thought was represented. "Big
bister" kindly looked over all the lists
rnd determined who had the most cor
rect and awarded the prize, which con
sisted of a lovely "Jack Horner" pie,
from Which sugar plums for every one
were drawn, the winner keeping the
rretty gilt basket from which the pie
was made The top was covered with
crepe tissue paper and pink ribbons came
through for each guest. Delicious tarts
were a feature of the refreshments, sup
rosed to be made by the "Queen of
Agnes -M. A very prettj lunch set may
be made of a hemstitched square, forty
five inches, which Is the regulation size
foe a lunch 'cloth, and plate dollies,
X lunch cldth and a dozen doilies, with
n two-Inch hemstitched herti,' arid dec
orated with an eyelet daisy spray In
each corner, would make an exceedingly
pretty gift for a bride.
Lunch cloths and dollies already hem
stitched may be purchased at most of
Mie large department stores, and by add
ORDEN'S BABY CONTEST
In order to enter jour child in the great Borden's Baby Beauty
Contest under-theauspices of THE WASHINGTON HERALD,
filLciit this-'entry blank.
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jBorHen's Baby Contest; WMhfngtotierald, Washington,
Its vicinity- may be entered, and It makes
no difference whether It Is a Borden-fed
baby or not.
In fact, there is' Just one condition of
the contest, and that-is that the child
shall be not more than three -years of
Elsewhere In The "Washington Herald
this morning you will find full particulars
of the -contest, a description of the
prizes to be given away, and instruc
tions In what to do to have baoy"s pic
Give your child a chance to win one
of the handsome prizes
This Is every mother's duty.
In talking of the contest yesterday,
the mother of a little girl of two sum
mers was hesitating about entering her
"She is beautiful to me," she told me,
"but I see her through the eyes of mother-love."
Children Dear to Everybody.
I reminded this dear little modest
mother that all the babies entered In the
contest were seen through the eyes of
motherhood, which, after all. are not such
far different eyes from those of the rest
of the world, for, somehow or other, the
heart of the people mothers little chil
dren. And I think we shall all end the month
that we are to spend studying their win
some faces with the knowledge of new
codes, for we may learn much from a
little child all of frankness, all of trust,
and all of Ood.
Sidney Lanier said that we may find
God at the height of a wood violet.
I would rather he had said that we
can find Him in the heart of a little
For this is the thing that makes our
children so beautiful, this divinity that
shines In their dear frank eves
Nowhere does one feel this more than
in "Washington, for nowhere else are
there so many pretty, bright-eyed chil
dren. I have made this assertion several
Now It is up to you to prove it.
ing the evelet embroidery a very elab
orate set may be made.
Guests Call First.
Anxious After a couple return from
their honeymoon guests who were at the
wedding will call upon them.
Jealous Man If jou are engaged to
the young woman In question you have
the privilege of asking her not to accept
the attention of other men. Otherwise,
you cannot make such a request.
Street Car Etiquette.
Mr A. Davis "When a man is a
woman's escort and they board a street
car she should allow him to pay her fare.
When they get on the same car by
change she should make the move imme
diately to pay her fare, but if the man
hands the money to the conductor before
she is able to do so. she should simply
say: "Thank you " It Is bad form to
dispute about who shall pay car fare.
"When all the seats are taken in a car
and a woman enters, a gentleman will rise
and give her his seat, lifting his hat as
he does so and moving off to a little dis
tance. This delicately signifies that he
wishes to take no advantage of the slight
obligation she is under.
"When a man offers his seat to a woman,
she should always acknowledge the cour
tesy by accepting It. I have frequently
seen women refuse to take a man's seat,
explaining that they had only one or two
blocks more to ride This Is not correct,
and the practice has led to much un
kindly criticism from the men.
Baby should not be set on his legs too
soon. "When he feels like It he will start
walking as naturally as any other little
Peace at any price Is the motto of the
mother who resorts to the baby "com
forter." None' the less, to suck one of
these ugly teats is a bad habit, difficult
to breaic, and It Is as unhygienic as It is
Baby Is much happier left In peace to
kick and crow In his cot than If he Is
continually being handled, and the con
stant nursing some mothers give is
merely gratifying to their own sense
of possession and not comforting to the
Oatmeal does not agree with" every
child, and when it causes heat spots Its
use should at once be discontinued.
Marguerites Take reception wafers or
white boiled Icing. Dot the Icing with
English walnuts, almonds, or pecans,
broken in half, and place in the oven
to brown slightly.
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FOR HOMING WEAR
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This simple morning dress can be de
veloped in wash materials such as ging
ham, linen, and the like, or In cashmere,
cheviot or serge
fhe plain bodice has tucks at the shoul
ders in front and a front closing The
neck Is round and the sleeves short. The
skirt has seven gores, with reversed box
pleat in the back.
The pattern. No. 5523, i cut in sizes
32 to 44 inches bust measure Medium
size requires ol-S yards of 36-lnch ma
terial The above pattern can be obtained by
rending 10 cents to the office of this
A HOME PICTURE
Will Be Acceptable Way for
HOW TO PREPARE IT
Oatmeal. Sugar, and Cream.
Whole Wheat Mufllns.
cosirAxr breakfast, u a. si.
Tlmtlllnn a 1' Amripflin
Brolled Pigeon on Fried Hominy Slices.
Canton Apples. Cheese Crescents.
Bobotees. Boiled- Rice.
Tomatoes Stuffed with Mushrooms.
Toasted Crackers. Cheese. -Coffee.
Canton Apples. Choose the required
number of" fine red apples, rather tart In
flavor, and scoop out to form shells.
Dice the pulp, sprinkling with lemon
Juice to prevent discoloration; add .an
equal quantity or DroKen pecan meats.
and .for each apple allow a tablespoonful
df finely shredded preserved ginger. Mix
jvell, heap In the polished apple shells.
and -top with whipped cream mayonnaise.
Garnish with tiny leaves of lettuce.
(Mrs. Sarah Moore.")
Cheese Crescents. These are made by
rolllBe oat a nice puff paste, not too
this. ad cutting with a crescent-shaped
cutter. The shps are then, sprinkled
thickly "With gooV ratier stroaely Haver
HOME TRAINING TO BLAME
FOR MANY DIFFICULTIES
ENCOUNTERED BY TEACHERS
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Of all people in the world, I feel most
sympathy for school-teachers.
Their position Is so Important; their
Influence so vast; their intentions so phi
lanthropic; their usefulness so handicap
ped by the parents and by the school
Not long ago I read the cry sent forth
from a man teacher's heart about the
difficulties he encountered In trying to
Instruct his children in manual training
lessons. The pupils were so badly
brought up at homo, so wilful, so un
gracious, so Inattentive, that he had to
give a large portion of his time to train
ing them In the small matters which
should have been learned at home, and
the manual methods had to wait In con
sequence. Such a teacher Is situated like a chef
who Is asked to prepare a good dinner
In a short time, and who receives from
market, not the expected chickens and
vegetables all ready for the grill or
kettle, but unplucked fowls and vege
tables right from the soil, unwashed and
WOMAN IS ACCUSED-UNJUSTLY
OF MANY EXTRAVAGANCES
The accusation of being extravagant
should not be laid at every woman's feet,
because only a small percentage of wom
en are really extravagant These few
women are nearly all born with an In
stinct for luxurious things ancTIt must
be satisfied, no matter what the cost
The thing at fault is the rricc scale
of women's apparel, because It is so
much higher than that for men. Be
sides, fashion demands that women
should have more extensive wardrobes
than men So It Is easy to understand
that It costs women more to clothe them
selvesand incidentally earn the reputa
tion of being extravagant
Very often this unjunt scale of prices
causes friction in the home the hus
band cannot understand why his wife
spends so much money for clothes But
he would If he realized that he follows
one conventional st!e of dress, and that
the price of men's apparel seldom varies.
lints Co lit Lean.
As an Illustration his summer hat of
straw generally costs $3. and rarely does
he require more than two of these hats
during the season. And If he also de
sires the luxury of a Panama hat. he
may gratify his wish for an expenditure
of J5 or $10 So. vou see. for a very
small amount he can be well crowned
for the season. In the winter his derby
costs $5 and that Is for a good quality.
His "tall"' hat may cost $10 or $15 but
not this amount each winter, as most
men are content with having their silk
hats steamed and reflnished, as styles
do not change materially each season.
She! must have
A smart tailored hat which Is extreme
ly moderate at a edst of $10, but more
satisfactory at $15 or $20.
An afternoon hat at about the same
cost, or a little more than the tailored
An evening hat This may cost any
where from $13 to $50. $100 or more, ac
cording to the quality and quantity of
plumes, aigrets, or rich laces with which
It Is adorned.
The tailored suit is about the only
thing in the wardrobe of a man and
woman that balances. In this progres
sive generation a man or woman may
pay $10 or $100 for a suit. And the woman
who Is really extravagant may pay $200
or more. '
Women's blouses and men's shirts do
not balance at all While a woman should
have afternoon gowns, both for street
and house wear a man only requires an
English cutaway coat suit for afternoon.
The Prince Albert coat Is becoming
Xeeds Many CoTvn.
The well dressed woman needs dinner
gowns and evening gowns each season,
while a man may wear the same Tuxedo
suit to dinner for at least two seasons.
And his evening suit will remain In stjle
for that period, or longer. In fact, nei
ther of these suits change very materially
The cost of hosiery Is about even ex
cept that It Is possible for a woman to
pay more for fine silk stockings than do
men for the best silk socks.
However. It is only the woman who is
married that ever enters a controversy
about being extravagant her husband
simply cannot comprehend the bills. But
The business woman bears the Injustice
ed cheese, grated, followed by a dusting
of paprika. Bake In a quick oven and
serw at once. (Syracuse Post-Standard.)
Bobotees. Chop enough cold boiled mut
ton to make a pint. Put two tablespoon
fuls of butter In a small saucepan, add
one sliced onion, atad cook until the
onion is slightly brown. Then add a
cupful of stock or milk and four table
spoonfuls of bread crumbs. Push back
on the stove, add a dozen almonds blanch
ed and chopped fine, a teaspoonful of
curry powder, and a teaspoonful of salt.
Add three eggs beaten light, stir In with
the meat, then turn the -whole into a
buttered casserole. Sprinkle with a little
lemon juice. Bake In a quick oven twen
ty minutes, then serve with rice.
Fichus of net or tulle are dged with
bands of colored tulle to match the shade
of the irocks which the fichus trim.
oth velvet and velveteens alike will
bo In high regard for costumes and
three-piece toilettes. Plain colors, lof
courseware In most frequent -demand.
Twenty-four large,, ripe tomatoes peel
ed, six green peppers, four large onTons.
Put all through a food chopper, then add
three tablespoonfuls'of salt, five teacup
luls of vinegar, and one-half cupful of
brows, sugar. A llttlo more sugar than
this may suit the taste of many people.
Cook slowly from one-halt to two hours.
Watch carefully and stir toward the-last
to keep It from sticking on. If a. spiced
sauce It desired, add one tablespoonful of
cinnamon, one tablespoonful of allspice,.
one-haH tablespoofif ul of cloves, aad cae
half tespc-oaful of nutfoeg.
If his dinner Is late by an hour, who
Is In fault?
Surely not the chef.
Children Untrained at Home.
Most children arc sent to school raw
and mentally and morally "unwashed,"
untrained In the common courtesies of
dally life, ofttlmes Impertinent and Im
polite, and lacking all ideas of obedi
ence To train these children into attentive
and Interested students requires much
more patience and time and effort than
to take them through two school years
after they are trained.
There aro too many young children
sent Into the schoolrooms of America. A
physician In Boston has stated that more
than 1,000 children under ten years of
age wear eyeglasses In that city. He
thinks It due to being taught too young
to study books. The eyes of children
were not Intended for such work at that
age. Now comes a new Idea In schools,
and it Is to be hoped it will grow into
a generally accepted method of teaching.
(TO BE CONTIM)KD TO-MORROW.)
and never murmurs when she has to pay
twice as much for clothes from a salary
which generally averages about a half
of that received by a man of equal brain
By VAUGHAN KESTER
The Dor at the Barony.
The Qulntards had not prospered on
the barren lands of the pine woods
whither they had emigrated to escape
the malaria of the low " coast, but this
no longer mattered, for the last of his
name and race, old Gen Quintard. was
dead In the great house his father had
built almost a century before, and the
thin acres of the Barony, where he had
made his last stand against age and
povertv, were to claim him, now that he
had givn up the struggle In their midst.
Though he had lived continuously at
the Barony, for almost .a quarter of a
century, there was none among his neigh
bors who could say he had looked on
that thin, aquiline face in all that time.
i Yet they had known much of him. for
'the gossip of the slaves, who had been
his only friends in those years he had
chosen to deny himself to other friends,
had gone far and wide over the country.
That notable man of business, Jona
than Crenshaw, was closeted In the li
brary with a stranger to whom rumor
fixed the name of Bladen, supposing
him to be the legal representative of
certain remote connections of the old
Crenshaw sat before the fiat-topped
mahogany desk with several account
books before him. Bladen stood by the
"I suppose you will buy In the prop
erty when It comes up for sale?" the
latter was saving.
"He lied entirely alone, saw no one,
I understand?" said Bladen.
"Alone with his two or three old
slxves jes, sir. He wouldn't even see
There was a brief pause, then Cren
shaw spoke again. "I reckon, sir, if you
know anv thing about the old gentlemen's
private affairs, you don't feel no call to
speak on that point?" he observed.
"All I know Is this: Gen. Quintard
was a conspicuous man in these parts
fifty years ago: he married a Beaufort."
"So he did," said Crenshaw, "and
there was one child, a daughter; she
married a South Carolinian by the name
of Turberv-ille. Great folks, those Tur
bervilles, rolling rich."
"And what became of the daughter
who married Turbervllle?"
"Died years ago," said Crenshaw.
They were Interrupted by a knock at
"Come In," said Crenshaw. The door
opened and a small boy entered the room
dragging after him a long rifle. Sud
denly overcome by a shyness, he paused
on the threshold to stare with round,
wondering eyes at the two men."Well,
sonny, what do you wantr- asked Mr.
"PJease, sir, I want this here old
spo'tin' rifle," sa'd the child.
"I reckon you may keep It at least
I've no objection." Crenshaw glanced
"Oh, by all means," said the latter.
Spasms of delight shook the small fig-.
ure, with a murmur that was meant for
thanks he backed from the room, closing
the door. Bladen glanced inquiringly at
"Tou want to know about him, sir?
Well, that's Hannibal Wayne Hazard.
But who Hannibal Wayne Hazard .Is
Just wait a minute, sir" and quItUng
his chair Mtv. Crenshaw hurried from
the room, to return almost Immediately
with a tall countryman. Jlilr. Bladen
this Is Bob Taney. Bob, the genUeman
wants to hear ubout the woman and the
child; that's your story."
"Howdv, sir," said Mr. Taney. He ap
peared to meditate on the mental effort
that was required of him.
"It was four years ago come next
Christmas." said Crenshaw.
"Old Christmas.",, corrected Mr. Tancr.
"The evening befo, It was, and Pd gone
to Fayettevllle to get my Christmas flx-
ln'a. Just at sundown I hookeM up that
blind, mule of mine to the cart and.
started to' home. "A mile out ot town
r heard some one closing through the
rain, after me. I pulled up and "waited,
and then I made out It was a woman.
She spoke when she was alongside, the,
ma4 Ma.l w?0 'Pon Vftrf flptt'ft m 'tn f
UUk aiHi Ottlf W wh u W w
the Barony!" When I got dowir ta help
her Into the cart I saw she "was totins
a child in her arms. Well, s?iv she. hardly-
spoken until we came to the red gate,
when she says: 'Stop. If 70a please; Til
walk the rest ot the way.' The Iwt Z
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To-lay's Menu fir Free Cooking School.
(CONDUCTED ON FOURTH FLOOR)
Potato Salad Orange and Mint
AS FIRST COURSE
Sheppard Pie Fruit CocktaiT Banana Salad
Last week so do not miss a day.
Simply Great! 25c and 29c
Silk and Cotton Wash Fabrics
For 16c Yard.
Isn't this value big enough for YOU to "sit up and take
notice?" An advantageous trade transaction is responsible for the
offering. Choice of several kinds but all in silk-and-cotton mix
tures that have the appearance of silk, but the washing qualities
of cotton. Plain, dotted, and figured effects. Widths 24 and 26
inches. Color range is most complete, embracing white, light blue,
pink, lavender, reseda, mais, nile, lilac, apricot, scarlet, cardinal,
Copenhagen, helio, violet, champagne, brovntan, gray, jasper,
navy, wistaria, and black. Also Silk-and-Cotton Pongees included
in this price of 16c a yard to-day. Good shades.
First Floor Bargain Tables.
seen of her she was hurrjing through
the rain toUng the child in her arms "
Mr. Crenshaw took up the narrative.
"When morning, came she was gone,
but the child done stayed behind. I've
heard Aunt Alsldla tell us how the old
general said that morning, pale and shak
ing like. "Yoi'H find a bov asleep in the
red room: h"'s to be fed and cared fo
but keep him out of my sight. His
name is Hannibal Wayne Hazard." That
li all the general ever said on the mat
ter"' The old general was borne across what
had once been ths west lawn to hit. rest-
lng place in the neglected acre where the
; dead and gone of his race lay, and the
1 record of the family was complete, as far
j as any man knew. Then Crenshaw, as
sisted by Bob Yancy, proceeded to secure
tre great house arainst Intrusion.
I They passed from room to room, se-
I curing doors and windows, and at last
stepped out upon the back porch.
"Hullo"! said Yancy, pointing.
There on a bench by the kitchen door
was Hannibal Wayne Hazard asleep,
with his old spo'tin' rule across his
"Well, I declare to goodness'" said
"I reckon you'd rather drop a word
with yo' missus before you toted him
home?" suggested Yancy, who knew
something of the nature of his friend's
"A woman ought to be boss In her own
house," said Crenshaw
"Feelln' the truth of that. I've never
married, Mr. John But I was going to
say, what's to hinder me from toting
that boy to my home?"
"If jou'll take the boy. Bob, you shan't
lose by It"
Yancy rested a big knotted hand on
the boy's shoulder,
"Com' wake up. sonny!" The child
roused with a start and stared into the
stranee bearded face that was bent to-
ctrard him. "It's 50' Uncle BoS," con
tinued Ynncv In a wheedling tone. "Here,
give us the spo'Un rifle to tote'"
Yancy balanced the rifle on his great
palm and his eyes assumed a speculative
"I wonder what's to hinder us from
loidlng tnls old gun, and firing this old
gun. and hearing this old gun go bang
The child's blue eyes grew wide.
"Please, Uncle Bob, make It go bang!"
"Tou come along, then." and Mr. Yancy
moved off In the direction of his mule,
the child following.
Thereafter beguiling speech flowed
steadily from Mr. Taney's bearded lips,
in the midst of which relations were es
tablished between the mule and cart, and
the boy quitted the Barony for a new
The afternoon sun waned as they went
deeper and, deeper Into tho pine woods,
but at last they came to their Journey's
end. a widely scattered settlement on a
hill above a branch.
"This," said Mr- Taney, "are Scratch
Hlir. sonny. "Why Scratch Hill? Some
say It's the fleas; others agin hold It's
the eternal bother of making a living
here, but whether fleas or llvjng you
scratch to both."
Capt. Murrell AsUs Questions.
In the deep peace, that rested like a
benediction on tho pine-clad slopes of
Scratch Hill the boy Hannibal followed
at Taney's heels as that gentleman pur
sued the not arduous rounds of" tem
perate Industry ..which made up his dally
life, for It Taney were not completely
Idle he was responsible for a counter
feit presentment of Idler-ess, having most
of the merits of the. real article. ,
The Barony had been offered for sale
and bought In by Crenshaw for eleven
thousand dollars, this being the amount
of his claim. Some six months later he
sold the plan taUc-at tor fifteen, -thousand
dollars to Nathaniel Ferrjs, .ot Currituck
County. j t
"There's moncj! Irt the old place, Bob,
at .that figure," Crenshaw told Taney.
'"'Bladen's got an- answer from them
South Carolina. Qulntards, and they
don't know .nothing about the boy,.
added Crenshaw. Bo you can rest easy,.
Bob: they aln t xolnKlto .want him.
"Well, sin that surelc.ls a nassel ot
comfort to me.. I ilnci 1 .got all the. in
stincts ot a father -without, having -had
none, of the Instincts .of husbands
A richer, deeper realisation of his Joy
case to Taacy w)h fee had turned his
(Copjnjht1311, the Bobto-SItmll Comjanj)
back on Balaam's Cross Roads and set
out for home through the fragrant si
lence of the pine woods.
Just beyond "the Barony, which was
midway between Balaam's and the Hill,
down the long stretch or sandy road he
saw two mounted figures, then as thev
drew nearer he caught the flutter of
skirts and recognized one of the horse
women. It was Mrs. Ferris, wife of the
Barony's new c.ner. She reined In her
horse abreast of his cart.
"Aren't you Mr. Yancy?" she asked.
"I am Mrs. Ferris and I am very pleased v
to make your acquaintance."
. "The same here," murmured Tancv,
I w ith winning, civ lllty.
I Mr Ferris' companion leaned forward.
I her face averted, and stroked her horse s
1 neck with gloved hand.
"This Is my friend. Miss Betty Mal
roy." "Glad to know you, ma'am. said
Miss Malroy faced him, smiling. She
Was quite radiant with youth and beautv
"We are Just returning from Scratch
Hill," said Mrs. Ferris.
"And the dear little boy we met Is
your nephew. Is he not, Mr. Yancy?" It
was Betty Malroy who spoke
"In a manner he la and In a manner he
ain't." explained Yancy, somewhat enig
matically. "Do you know the old deserted cabin
by the big pine, the Blount place'"
aked Mrs. Ferris.
"Yes, ma'am: I know It."
"I am going to have Sunday school
there for the children; they shan't be
neglected any longer If I -can help it
Now, won't you let your little nephew
"I reckon you-all can count on mj
nevvy," Bob said.
Hannibal and Yancy were the first to
arrive at the deserted cabin in the old
field Sunday afternoon. Shy chlldrea
from the pine woods, big brothers wlj
little bisters, arid big sisters with lit
brothers, drifted out of the enclrclinl
Mrs. Ferris' missionary spirit mani
fested itself agreeably enough on the
whole. She read certain chapters from
the Bible, finishing with the story of
David, a narrative that made a deep Im
pression upon Yancy, comfortably seated
In the doorway.
"You -will- all be here next Sunday.
won't you. and at the same- hour?" ehe
There was a sudden clatter of hoofs
beyond- the door. A man. well dressed
and well mounted, had ridden Into the
jard. As Mrs. Ferris came from the
cabin he flung himself out of the saddle
and, hat In hand, approached her.
"I am hunting a place- called the Bar
ony; can you tell me if J am on the
right road?" ha asked. He was a man in
the early thirties, graceful and powerful
of build, with a handsome face.
"It Is my husband you wish to see. I
"Then Gen. Quintard is dead?" Hit
tono was one of surprise.
"His death occurred over a year ago.
and my husband now owns the Barony.
Were you a friend ot the general's?"
"No. madam; he was my father's
friend, but J had hoped to meet him.
His manner was adroit and plausible.
"Will you ride on with lisr to the Bar
ony and meet my' husband, Mr. ?" she
"Murrell CapU MurrelL Thank you; I
should like to see the old -place. I should
highly value ' the privilege." Then his
eyes rested on Miss Malroy.
"Betty, lef jnepresent Capt. Murrell."
The captain bowed, giving her a glance
of bold admiration.
By this time the children had straggled
oft Into the .pine woods as silently as
they had assembled; only Yancy and
Hannibal remained. Mrs. Ferris turned
to the former.
"If you will close the cabin door, Mr.
Taney, everything will be ready for next
Sunday," she. said, and moved toward
the horses, followed by Murrell. Betty
Malroy Hngered tor a .moment at Hanni
"Good-by, little boy; youTnuat ask jwur
uncle Bob to bring you up to the big
house tosee -me," and stooping she kissed
him. ''Good-"by, MrC Taney."
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