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SYNOPSIS. tie
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The scene at the opening of the story is as
laid in the library of an old worn-out
southern plantation, known as the Bar- Ch
ony. The place is to be sold. and its
history and that of the owners, the
Quintards, is the subject of discussion by ye
Jonathan Crenshaw. a business man, a
stranger known am Bladen. and Bob
Yancy. a farmer, when Hannibal Wayne Y.
Hazard, a mysterious child of the old ey
southern family. makes his appearalnce.
Yancy tells how he adopted the boy. Na
thanlel Ferris buys the Barony. but the so
Quintards deny any knowledge of the
boy. Yancy to keep Hannibal. Captain
Murrell. a friend of the Quintards. ap- ag
pears and asks questions about the Bar
ony. Trouble at Scratch Hill. when Han
nibal is' kidnaped by Dave Blount. Cap- he
sin Murrell's agent. Yancy overtakes wi
Blount. gives him a thrashing and secures
the boy. Yancy appears before Squire gl
Balasm, aad is discharged with costs for fri
the plaintiff. Betty Malroy. a friend of
the Ferrises. has an encounter with Cap- s
tain Murrell. who forces his attentions on a
her, and is rescued by Bruce Carrington.
Betty sets out for her Tennessee home.
Carrington takes the same stage. Yancy
and Hannibal disappear, with Murrell on
their trail. Hannibal arrives at the home
of Judge Slocum Price. The Judge recog- to
aises in the boy. the grandson of an old
time friend. Murrell arrives at Judge's yE
home. Cavendish family on raft rescue to
Yancy. who IlE apparently dead. Price of
breaks jail. Betty and Carrington arrive
at Belle Plain. Hannibal's rifle discloses ai
some startlling things to the judge. Han
nibal and Betty meet again. Murrell ar
rives in Belle Plain. Is playing for big d1
stakes Yancy awakes from long dream
less sleep on board the raft. Judge Price
makes startling discoveries In looking up au
land titles. Charles Norton. a young h1
lanter, who assists the judge. is mys
eriously assaulted. Norton informs Car- Cl
rington that Betty has promised to marry w
him. Norton is mysteriously shot. More
light on Murrell's plot. He plans upris- ti
Ing of negroes. Judge Price. with Harni- cl
hal, visits Betty. and she keeps the boy
aa companion. In a stroll Betty takes S
with Hanmibal they met Bess Hicks.
daughter of the overseer, who warns
Betty of danger and counsels her to i
leave Bell Plain at once. Betty. terri
fied. ae on Bees' advice. and on their
way their carriage Is stopped by esson. d
the tavern keeper, and a confederate, and _
Betty and Hannibal are made prisoners.
The pair are taken to Hicks' catn, in an
almost Inacessieble spot, and there Mur- a
re elitb Bettyald reveal hs.pert in
Sthe plot and is object Betty spurns.
hlstJ ered love and the interview Is g
ased by th arrival of Ware. terrified
at outcome of the crime. Judge
Prie, heariag of the abduction. plans a
ties. The Judge takes charge of the
attaston, and search for the misteLg one
Is litlstsed. Carrington visits the
ead alles are dlscvered. Jude Price h
visits Colonel Fentres. where he meets
Tanry and Cavendish. Becoming enraged. &
Psie d~s a Lasse of whNsky Into the n
ioblDel's face and a duel is arranged. Mur
rl arrested for negro stealing and his
bubble bursts. The Judge and Mahaty
one tte coming duel. Carrlinton
akes frantic search for Betty and the
bo Carrington finds Betty and Haana
oar'nd a Somegun l tfolows. Yancy
Catonand Betty come to an under- b
standing. The Judsge receive an Import
ant letter. bolomon Mahaffy s last nht. b
ights duel for the judge and is kiled.
Eszninsi proves to be Judge 's grandson.
nad told the story of his life. Murrell's
rienkds attempt to free him. Judge frus
tratle plan. The judge comes into his
eia and Carrington decides not to leave
Belle Ptals
CHAPTER XXXIV (Continued.)
Betty Salroy and Carrington had
Ideas into Raleigh to take leave of
their rends. They had watched the
uab sight, had answered the
lt majestic salute the judge had givr
e them acro s the swaying top of
t omach before the first turn of the
adg bid it from sight, and then they
turned their horses' heads in the
i- s of Belle Plain.
"Bnee. do you think Judge Price
wll ever be able to accomplish all be
Lopes to?" Betty asked when they
had left the town behind. She drew
la her horse as she spoke, and they
went forward at a walk under the
splendid arch of the forest and over a
carpet of vivid leaves.
"I reckon he will, Betty," respond
ed Carrington. Unfavorable as had
ben his orignal estimate of the
Jads's charseter, events hadreatly
modifed It.
I He really seems quite sure, doesn't
her said Betty.
"There's not a doubt in his mind."
He was still at Belle Plain, living
tn what had been Ware's office, while
the Cavendishe were domiciled at
the big house. He had arranged with
the judge to crop a part of that hopeL
tul gentleman's land the very next
aescn; the fact that a lawsuit inter
vened between the judge and posses
on qerened a trifling matter, for Car
rlngton had become infeoted with the
judge's point of view, which did not
admnit of the possibility of failure; but
be hed not yet told Betty of his plans.
Time enough for that when he left
Belle Plain.
His silence concernting the future
ad caused Betty much thought 8e
weradered f he still intended going
saouth into the Purchase; she was not
sure but it was the dignified thing for
him to do. She was thinking of this
now as they went forward over the
rustling leaves, and at length she
turned in the saddle and faced him.
"I am going to mas Hannibal
dreadfully-yes, and the judge, and
Mr. Yancy!" she began.
"I am to be missed, too, asp I, Bet
tyr' he inquired, leaning toward her.
"You. Bruce?-Oh. I miss
you, too, dreadfully-but hen. per
haps in five years, when you come
back-"
"Five years!" cried Carrington, but
be understood something of what was
passing tn her mind, and laughed
shortly. "Five yetrs, Betty?" he re
peated, dwelling on the numeral
Betty bhesitated and looked thought
ta. Prestiy she stole a srsept -
tious glance at Carrington from under
her long lashes, and went on slowly,
as though she were making careful
choice of her words.
"When you come back in three
years, Bruce-"
Carrington still regarded her fixed
ly. There was a light in his black
eyes that seemed to penetrate to the
most secret recesses of her heart and
soul.
"Three years, Betty?" he repeated
again.
Betty, her eyes cast down, twisted
her rein nervously between her slim,
white fingers, but Carrington's steady
glance never left her sweet face,
framed by its halo of bright hair. She
stole another look at him from be
neath her dark lashes.
'Three years, Betty?" he prompted.
"Bruce, don't stare at me that way,
it makes me forget what I was going
to say! When you come back-next
year-" and then she lifted her eyes
to his and he saw that they were full
of sudden tears. "Bruce, don't go
away-don't go away at all--"
Carrington slipped from the saddle
And stood at her side.
"Do you mean that, Betty?" he
asked. He took her-hands loosely in
his and relentlessly considered her
crimsoned face. "I reckon it will al
ways be right hard to refuse you any
thing-here is one settler the Pur
chase will never get!" and he laughed
softly.
"It was the Purchase---you were go
ing there!" she cried.
"No, I wasn't Betty; that notion
r died its natural death long ago. When
I we are sure you will be safe at Belle
Plain with Just the Cavendishes, I
am going into Raleigh to walt as best
I ean until spring." He spoke so
s gravely that she asked In quick alarm.
"And then, Bruce-what?"
"And then- Oh, Betty, rm starv
ing-" All in a moment he lifted her
a slender flgure in his arms, gathering
her close to him. "And then, this
Sand this-and this, sweetheart-and
s more-and--oh, Betty! Betty!"
CHAPTER XXXV.
The End and the Beginning.
s When Murrell was brought to trial
his lawyers were able to produce a
Shost of witnesses whose sworn testl
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mony showed that so simple a thing
as perjury had no terrors for them.
His fight for liberty was waged in and
out of court with incredible bitter
ness, and, as judge and Jury were
only human, the outlaw escaped with
the relatively light sentence of twelve
years' imprisonment; he died, how
ever, before the expiration of his
term.
The judge, when he returned to
Raleigh, resumed his own name or
Turberville, and he allowed it to be
known that he would not be offended
by the prefl of GenemaL During his
absence he had accumulated a wealth
of evidence of undoubted authenticity,
with the result that his claim against
the Featres estate was sustained by
the courts, sad when The Oaks with
its stock and slaves was offered for I
sale, he, as the principal creditor, t
was able to buy it in.
One of his first acts after taking
possession of the property was to i
have Mahaffy reinterred in the grove 1
of oaks below his bedroom windows. I
and he marked the spot with a great I
square of granite. The judge, visibly
shaken by his emotions, saw the
massive boulder go into place.
"Harsh and rugged like the nature
of him who lies beneath it-but en
during, too, as he was." he murmured.
He turned to Yancy and Hannibal. and
added: "You will lay me beside him
when I die."
Then when the bitter struggle came
and he was wrenched and tortured by
longings, his strength was in remem
bering his promise to the dead man,
and it was his custom to go out under
the oaks and pace to and fro beside
Mahaffy's grave until he had gained
the mastery of himself. Only Yancy
and Hannibal knew how fierce the
conflict was he waged, yet in the end
he won that best earned of all vic
tories, the victory over himself.
"My salvation has been a costly
thing; it was bought with the blood
of my friend," he told Yancy.
It was -lannibal's privilege to give
Cavendish out of the vast Quintard
tract such a farm as the earl had never
dreamed of owning even in his most
I fervid moments of imagining; and he
abandoned all idea of going to Eng
land to claim his title. At the judge's
suggestion he named the place Earl's
i Court. He and Polly were entirely
i satisfied with their surroundings, and
a never ceased to congratulate them
I selves that they had left Lincoln coun
t ty. They felt that their friends, the
Carringtons at Belle Plain, though un
titled people, were still of an equal
rank with themselves; while as for
the Judge, they doubted if royalty itt
r self laid it any over him.
Mr. Yancy accepted his changed
fortunes with philosophic composure.
I Technically he filled the position of
overseer at The Oaks, but the Judge's
activity was so great that this posi
tion was largely a sinecure. The most
arduous work he performed was
spending his wages.
I Certain trifling peculiarities sur
a vived with the judge even after he
I- had entered what he had once been
prone to call the Portal of Hope; for
while his charity was very great and
he lived with the splendid air of plea
ty that belonged to an older order,
it required tact,' patience and per
sistence to transact business with
him; and his creditors, of whom there
wexe always a respectable number,
discovered that he esteemed them as
tney were aggressive and determined.
He explained to Yancy that too great
certainty detracted from the charm of
living, for, after all, life was a game
a gamble-he desired to be reminded
of this. Yet he was held in great re
spect for his wisdom and learning,
which was no more questlone than
his courage.
Thut surrounded by his friends,
who were devoted to him, he began
Hannibal's education and the ptrepare p
tion of his memoirs. intended primar
fly for the instruction of his rand- '
eon, and which he modestly decided
to call "The History of My Own pa
Times." which clearly showed the an
magnificence of his mind and its out
look. a
THE END.
Ch
SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY t
Childish Mind, Groping In Darkneess
Is Craving for Information That
is Denied It. p
Every trace of useful information
is carefully concealed from the very
young child. A rattle, or at most a
rubber doll, is its only plaything. ¢ tm
it grows' older it is very slowly and
gradually Introduced to the varis o
forms of the animal kingdom: Of the
mysteries of numbers and of lan
guages it has as yet no coneption.
Its constant questions are for the
most part answered "humorously"
and hence incorrectly, or they are not
answered at all. This eternal "ho- th
mor" Is most galling of all. Why
should a human infant be such an ir
resistible joke? The lower aimals K
take their young seriously and train
them from the start with a very den
nite purpose in view. Yet their pae
sibilities are Infinitesimal as com
pared with those of the average baby.
And we sit calmly by and enjoy the
"humor" of childhood and insist that
the child is enjoying Itself also. eve
though its little soul may be thitrasg b~
for information which is laughingly
denied it And we contanue to Put
off the inevitable day when the ohS
will have to take lfe seriously and
hence, according to our tradlt.
sadly.
One important point which is qite
overlooked by the upholders at the
brainless child is the fact that am*
sense and silliness are just as taing
to the infant mind as useful inatorr
tion would be. It requires no more
mental effort to realise that JL s A T
than to grasp the extraordiary fat
that a mass of brownish softness is
a "fuzzy ittle Teddy bear, yes it is."
In fact. the letter A has a distinct d4- t
vantage. And Ft p more advaaed
age it is certainly less nuzzling to be
told that five and Ave make tea than
to have one's own respectable pink
toes described as a series of pigsgo i
Ing to market or entering into the va
rious other activities of life.--*
mund Spaeth in Harper's Weekly.
Graceful East India. a
Describing the omea of India, a
writer says: "Even the mast withered
toil-worn has has a digaty d earage t
and a grace of motion that the we
ern woman might envy. The '"al' is
draped i' an easy owingta ste ad
adjusted as it slips back with a gre'
ful turn of the silver bangle arm,
the skinny legs move rythmieal. and
the small feet fall with a slemt and
pantherlike tread. It is the beanQ
of natural and untrammeledl msth,
and says much in favor of the abeo
tion of the corset, for the Indian we
men retain their uprightna Mad 91
pleness of figure till bowed with age.
"The commanest type is the enie
woman, who undertakes all srts ef
rough work, carrying heav, burdsoa
on her head, and she is, perhapg the
least attractive, for haer fll
garments are usually faded sad drty;
yet, even among this poor clas of
burden bearers, we a*a many with
handsome straight features and aMlp
well proportioned figures.
"No matter how peer their ga
meats. Jewelry of some sort is wor;
necklaces of gold or beads, ealord
glass or slver bangles and heavy dl
ver anklets."
Poer Nobles of italy.
Lecturing in London on an out-o
the-way tour in Centraln Italy, Alea
der Keighley said he learned a goed
anthority that a fine medieval atle
in good preservation in oe et these
Italian hill towns had ban siold to
an Englishma for $16.
The poverty of the nobles tn Italy
was sometimes pitifuL. He foaund eae
majestic pile inhahited by an old
woman of aristocratic mly bunt mi
erably poor. Showing outwadly a
much as possiable, of its resiat state.
the only furniture within it was a
Sdeal table, a chair and a battsepd
scadlestick.
S In the town of Assle. while he we
Stalking to a priest, some poor little
Schildren persisted in beggl, sad t 9e
Spriest told him they were the chbl
ir dren of a counLt
d. Youthful Grandmother.
at ProbaMly the youngest graadmetbr
of i the world is Mdme. Kunt Meds
- kami, the wife of a farmer in the pmn
llvince of Ida, Japan.I The woman,
*e who is now 28 years old, was marrid!
. when she was 18. She has a daughter
an fifteen years old who was married a
year ago and has given birth to a om
isM. dme. Medsakami's grandmather is
an stil alive at the aesoe ft I
FOUND IN OLD CORNERSTONE
Odd Thiar That low uthe
That Has e»n Made in eveaty.
Five Yeas.
An Interesting service took plane a
few days ago at Portsmouth. N. H., In
donnection with the opening of the re
ceptacle that was in the cornerstone
of the old church, which was sold,
when it was voted to build a new edi
fice uptown. It was a picture of three
quarters of a century ago that was
brought before the minds of the peo- I
ple as they took out the articles one
by one.
Among them was a copy of Zlon's
Herald dated October 25, 1826. There
was a quantity of British and Ameri
can colas of that date and earlier, as
well as some from other countries. A a
history of the church, records oat
prominent families connected with the
society and a sketch of Portsmouth r
and its shipping were found. One of on
the oddeyt things taken out was a pa
per containing "directions for makiag
and taking emetic."
At first such a document strikes one
as humorous, but there Is in it a fore. w
ful commentary on the wonderful
changes that have taken place in
three-quarters of a century. When it
is realised that medical knowledge
was in such a state at that time that in
directions of this kind were cosiMd
ered of suffiient importance to be
placed in the corenrstone of a church
building, the Ireat progress of these a
years Is eloquently emphasised.
Printed prayers were evidently in
much favor, for the receptacle n
tained three prayers, two of them
"for the succss of the church." An
other side light on the change that w1
the years bring -this one in the ethical 's
realm-s furamnished by a lottery tiek
et. It is one bearing the inscription:
"Union Canal Lottery Tilket, 1417M.,
Portsmouth, 1824." It is safte to qay
that there will be no lottery ticket in .
a
the new oornerstone!
KEEP UP QOOD OLD CUSTOM S
People of English Village Otinawe
Ceremonies That Deti back to
the Thirteenth Cestury.
The annual custom of horn dancing,
said to date from the time of the Dra. Is
Ids. was observed a few days at Ab- It
bots Bromley, 81taordshire. Vi
lasers paraded the parish daeked In hi
fantastle robes Bome earried ran.
ueer atlers, e rode a hobby behrs a
and ehers played acordiom ad tri
sagles. The principal kealdmess tin
the district were visited
The mayor of the old Yorkshire boa
oash of Richmond presented a bottlh i
of wine to Arthur Udward bayer of
 arey MI, sootton, the armr bring-
SIn the irst boll of newly threshe
wheat into Richmond What reemtly.
The eastom, aa ancient one, was eo
Svved Mr. William Nans Walker
some years ago when he was mayr.
SMaintaining a custom dating bak to
d the thirteenth entuary, the mayor, me
Speration and town ocials of Tt'lrtes
went through the formalhty of pro
Slaiming the people's right to the town
Slest a stream of water, last week.
LThe seven miles eore of te stream
was followed, the proaesin beingt
headed by a number of men armed
with picks, shovels, saws, bassmes
and erowbars with which to reamol
a any obstrueton whicbh might be oatnd
n the stream. The baliff proltmed
the people's right to the Iest, and.th B
there was the customary sramble tor
anew penies and bunas.-L daen a$ .
inw Mag Inus .i
SMetaloraphy, or the study of the
biography oft st taral metabs, is the
e seiene naew bealag studied bes t
eminent alot5l htom as mss dlU -
f reknt eonntri, whbo are devtin l
Stheir Iivs to the steafsurdl a a of,1
as Io thwesh remor the degeses
in steel ralls, sIrder beam ad al
Smaeref eastruetl Aeandlag
to H H. owe, the Ameic man m
br of the ommmitte, the stud hba
so far aedvaaced that tt is new poye
sble to tel by whatmethod ever atep
In the heestrueatioo ap ei et s teel
wa seonaptihed. It is doa b, aw
lag o. a bross section eo the rsU a'
s girder, polishing the .nd to a aisk.
Ilke eightuss, treating it withtreag
acid and observing the e-ae through
the nieroecope. Overheatin in the
tde rsnse, ovai-latioe, too rame
or too slow moIne sd other prirr
in manutfotar e easily dtese
Mr. Howe asys teat the nethed wouM
be sueasestal tin the stldy of a deso
o Ina east I. years ap.
4 onlgi of Chastmas mwe.
Tle Christmas tre is supposed to
date rom loan beaor the (risias
era, instenad of from euparateively
reeat time in Gaermany, as is cm
Sm y n teght. I is sMd thea at
Sestivals to elebrate the watr aol
M stie in saeleat ugypt a palm tree
iwas used as a symbol of the eempl
tion of the year. The palm tree wu
Ssaid to put aout s pray a meth, ad
the tree usead at such eslebrates
,d hat have 15 shboots or briehes to
typity th year thaet had just ae to
an sad.
ml- Uesme efr Cytlists.
Nesarly all te Important ceesasles
of the astomobile e adaptabde to the
bieye. One of the is the wind
screen, whleh is assed to the hasl
Sbar. It cosists ot two plses eapa
ShI'of being adjusted as required to
Sshu9t e the wind ad diat BI
cyclists In aenpae ae fst adoptiag
Sthis contrival e, and tt is predleted
Sthat beore ha tt will be t men
a or less coamt ua.--fHar~rs Wee
i lr.,
IENt
EN really know not what
good water a worth!
-Don Jua.
I deal with water and not with winae
Give me my tankard then.
-B. Jonsoe.
FOR THE UNEXPECTED GUEST.
A good idea to have at hand fr
an emergency is " list of easily pro
pared dishes, with recipes at hand to
prepare, when an unexpected guest ar
rives. In the flutter of preparation
one often forgets the most important
detail
It one has an emergency shelf, with
cans. bottles and jars of good things
the materials are easy to reach. bor
we often lack in our dishes the most
important ingredient. Besides fruits
preserves, pickles and relishes which
every good housewife prides herself
on keeping, a few cans of soups, vege
tables, fish, nuts, and dried fruits, all
In tight ars, are first aids to a squ.e
For breakfast, a herring or two
shbredded and added to the omelet.
makesp Savor that adds aest to an
otherw plain omelet.
The salad has now come to have
such an important place on the
luncheo and dinner table that an
meal seems complete unless provided
with some kind of a salad. ven
winter lettece is reasonabi in prie.
and one may usually avail themselves
of celery, whle potatoes are always
with us. Every bit of vegetable l ft
over, of whatever kind, may be inc
poaranted at some kaind of a salad.
ApeOst Sheet Cakes-Prepare a rich
sheotahe it the usual manner, using
stewed apricots for the allb . A
aase mae of the ~les, slighly
tieadbss and enriched with bntier,
may be served with it.
Fea Sdleene.-Dnraln the sardilse:
from tps o, dip them in lamn juees
ad aumhbesad or to deep tat. Serve
ian threes threat through a limas
A panty and qaiek essert,t iaos
has a itelre e toass s halves at
pehes or pears served with swee
eadl whppesd eesa.
A deiess lunebea dish is al .e
- as with. esses hardl seska am
whits l m pel over hbtte "
I through a ser.
i
kweauI the wesi dae et
tet? LM It de t am t at% Itk
nf tes sense ftm
. *Te sems le rl en mervens we sail
t s" oest a ae ss ise' w.-e .
a usm t iiiel
iar malay >sg bo r fish who r
v not ad pesoal ad wih.. a s a
L dr2S1a04W . apgg , the AgseWhr'
-e asLe ,etr i TeI s o e -Make "
w~eaeas4med white -eae
c* em ilane t ilk; sraeens bmts
a the sMl ad as am Moly Saerv ee lW
h Ao ases r as thi1 Sand wea pee
* heis be ms diwe
* Pr 3! a eu asel is et malle
toes OW* the* tl d o resemal -
s pas ad YaosaleaIe
1o ~a anpleu~pp dWssrt the
enothi aletr that aseage sek
fit, it may be dwelrv beheid
Serme or eat sgqubw ruwl lt htbef
r m al siup pasel ver and srvel wri
aw cis ream ir served as abh we
aI oth or ieu o .
· Surprise Cat-A meet dedihlill
uo Soam Peaus whene ld areneat
open san seineo a the 1tUMe weovo,
-then a1.e w rh whipe D c***
4 sweetened and layered
bn peashes. n' ates cavities wit e
peart an a 11 le measce eller. Serve
wrih -ad eresindr ias& *
o a tore are any Uate phee ap blut
y et as nimal racekers, lep a St
SWelems siar tap r the mater of A- e
at ealtedl aeker sn press the sal
@1 arsehar in a standing positio.; it wE
r e be am. Thec ildren le thm
I0 erseets ad re better for thee
* thea oo imm h caks
to
Wather, Ls It true that two .m
Uve as cheap as enet"
r "Thats a old mering, my lae."
"I thk tIt sca be dosa"
'"ut If I many Oeergedyoine thinK
you can manage to support him wit
the sem ye nosw speed ao me emarp
ted TEas y..tasks.
Let the man who complains bern
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