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1 DUKE OF J
f DEVIL- V
By HARRIS DICKSON
Th Black Woift Bred."Et&
CHArTrr, III. Continued
He sat on bis gallery through the
still evening, and watched the Ivanhoe
roa.kuntil be saw a cloud of dust, a
mule and negro, coming toward htm.
Then he walked out to tho frown of
the levee and waited for bis spy the
coaciiman of Ivanhoe.
"Well, Kinky, what la ttr
vDe young ladies Is gwiue ler stay
wld ,5isa Ellen Patterson to-morrer
an' cle nex' day; dey 'Iowa (ley want
ler g er fishin'."
"la Mrs. Ashtoa golngf"
"No, sun; I'm gw-ine ter dribe 'em
fiber in do surrey, an' go back for 'em
Kinky' news was worth the dollar.
He at cn the step of the store eat
Ing his can of salmon, and watched
Duke ride hurriedly toward Lake
Pruln plantation, where AlaJ. Patter-
"-Huh! be sho don't losa no time,"
the negro commented.
Early Wednesday morning the
Duke of DevlI-MarCare baited bis
test horse and shiniest buggy at MaJ.
Ellen Patterson met him on the op
step with an exclamation ot surprise
that complpetely deceived the ether
two girls. But for her cute Hub wink,
Duke m'ght have supposed that she
had forgotten their deep-laid scheme
of Monday night a bargain whereby
Ellen betrayed her friend for a five
pound toon of candy to arrive on the
"Why, Noel, bow lucky! I'm awful
ly glad to see you; yon are just in
time for breakfast. Girls " !
Alice and Anita, glanced at each
other without rising from their bench.
"Girl, come here There, was no
help for it unless they made a scene.
"Mlsa Cameron, this is Mr. Duke;
Alice (.hook Inn Is limply, and drew
back. Anita laughed; it was really
very comical, and she couldn't help
"Ellen! n !en!" MaJ. Patterson's
voice echoed through the house; "El
len, what oa earth did you do with
"I know where it la," Alice sug
' Rested, and darted into the halla
flash of blond hair, the Butter of
pick-dotted skirt .and khe was gone.
r.xcuse me, jsooi," Ellen tried to
restrain a smile; "I must go and see
about breakfast. You and Anita, make
yourselves at home."
It may bo true that lava is blind.
but love is Tory lucky.
"Miss Cameron, i believe you are
from Virgins," Puke began. "I used
to know a lot of fellows at the Unl
"Oh. did you go to the VnlversityT
lie bad B umbled unwittingly upon
the very strongest bond of union that
be could Cnft with any Virginia girl.
"In '91, fcr awhile. The professors
thought they could get along without
me, no I cine borne."
"Shipped?" Auila'a eye twinkled.
"No, exprrned the professor were
In a hurry." And they both laughed
"Maybe yi'u knew Ijmru Mouth
wark?" Anil moved a tiny bit cuisrr.
"Yes. all lout set; knew them all
l.etter than I did my professor that
was Just Uie trouble."
"I .aura U carried now." Anita vol
nr.iecred. "Wry, didn't you know
that? She ran away. Come, sit down
and 1 11 tell yoi about It." t-he mo
tioned Mm to a seat beslda ber on
the bench bentMh the crimson ram
bler, and began telling blru all about
Presently E11V enrue tripping back
through tho hall, bhe saw thein fac
ing each other the bench, talking
Mrgluia. both al once. Duke reached
tip, plucked a r se that bung above
tils head, and F.It'n beard him say:
"I remember r. One young fellow
there named Caricron, Kt-rgus "
"My brother; I n died last winter."
Tin sorry," he whispered; "1 did
Kilen railed fliem to breakfast.
When Antla rosi from the bench ber
?yen uhouj in 1st', y, but ber lips were
iiil.lng. At tab.e he brightened up
nd talked entb iklaxtlcally about ber
lAtlnx experience ot the day before.
"Hut Just look at my wrists."
Tho bands nto extended wore dell
rjtteiy v. hlto 1 eie the j;l"ves bad cov-rt-1
then; atuve that there was a
trarlct regloa of sunburu three Inches
tide, and higher fctlll was the dim
j.'cd inirity f ber perfect arms.
"Itut si(in will peel cir tomorrow
--every lit of It." Duke suggested,
9i I h was looking at the d.ii)i. as
le j.'J It, a ii J AliiU drew Lim.K
SI 111 M.
"Mr. f'ul.e, fin le K.'a lame up
ji-i ladt iiii'iit -old 'lj;;!uU iietiro
re me ti'il fHrn.U niitj.ly. Ht ml
il t, liiid t i'J ua ill stLt
in tn ) r fisliej.' Jt r.n:st te tots
1 . -i ; 1 i.i Jut ciiy l try it."
"All right," Xuke snatched at the
opportunity. "Weil try It after
breakfast, befora the auD gets too
He could scarcely believe Ms good
luck when he found hlmoelf trudging
down the pah toward Klah's black
smith shop, with a two-gallon Jug
tinder each arm. Every few minutes
he glanced back at the brown skirt
coming on behind him. The little feet
seemed to step so daintily that dust
would not stick to hem.
"Arm' you afraid of that pistol?"
he aiked. nodding at the heavy Colt's
which MaJ. Patterson had handed her
as she left the bouse.
Oh, dear no, I can ahoot. Uncle
Rlah says you have to shoot them
right under the gills. I hope we ll
They hurried down the dusty road
and cut across a patch of dog-fennel
to the blacksmith shop. Old Itlah
stopped hammering on a horseshoe
when be saw Noel Duke trailing
through the yellow weeds with Anita
at his heels.
"Good moming. Uncle Riah," she
called in Bayly at the door.
"Mornin", II' miss."
"Mr. Duke and I want to go Judging
for gar; won't you fix our books?"
"You sho did come to de right pus
on. U" miss mornin'. Mister Duke."
Rlah stepped to the door and gazed
critically across the lake.
"Pow'ful fine day fer gyar fishes,
t'ain't a bit o' win. But, bordy, chile,
dls aun'll burn you blacker n a nig
ger. Hit plntedly do blister white
folks out dar on de water."
"That's what Miss Ellen says; I
rought these gloves and sunbonnet,"
Duke laid down his Jugs for Klah's
"Dem Jegs is ait right. Mister Duke;
lemme sea yo' hooks. Dey's a leetlo
teency bit too light; but I speck I kin
make 'em do."
"Ail right, go ahead, you're the doc
While Riah fixed the hooks Duke
THE BIQ FISH JUMPED,
talked to Anita, nnd beat a tattoo on
a wngon body with a couple of ixkc.
1!9 rtl'nt caro particularly whether
Lu xviit SiUnig or not.
Presently KUh came out with the
noon t;rmiy bound together, three
end three. "Now, d.sil hoi' any K)ar
fihU In de lake; hoi' 'lin till de rows
come Iwiine. Is ou got any bait?"
Anita ptoduied a piece of fresh
meat wrapped In brown paper.
"Dhtil iJo, dat'll do fiue; nio' any
thing la gvxjd ernuft ft-r a gyar flsti;
gyar-ftsli Is like er nigger, be ain't got
no blxaess beiti' p'ticular. Wbur's yo'
Duke sliiH.k hi head. "What's
The nero chuckled. "Thought I'd
ketili you atter wtlle; while folks
cant git 'long 'tliout niggers whin It
'JUn-s to fisbtl;'."
KlaU weut back and rummaged
around the shop until be found a stout
iron hiKik fixed la a hickory shaft. "1
uses (lis fer catflclies; dat's to bitch
iu 'Is gills an' pull Mm up wld."
Plan's tongue acd finger worked
harmoniously. He fastened about four
feet of wire next tba hooks, bound
th in to the line, tied the line to the
Jui? bandies, and tr.lkeil all the time.
Wl.eu he was done bis tackle looked
like a ciiag am hur fcr a balloon.
"l!f you don't put 'em on wld wlr
d cyarflkb.il kirn chaw yo' lluo In
to. Now, dar you are, uh, all
Dike Katbemd up hi tackle, and
ti:.io J for the lake, with Anita so
li,; on aliead.
Ellin's tijht little clinker built skltf
doated lil-e ao ty f shell. Duke (brew
off bis coi-.t.
"I re ki n I'll bave to do the work,"
ke remarked. Tba turn' powerful
shouitlers bniked as thHi!t they might
J.ik that tluy boat out of the water
at every stroke. Anita adjusted the
tine tic I on act and t-jok ber seat lo
ib i-Mfl. prepared U) slur.
"Are )ou usad to steering?" II
tti.tj tii f)ue.-.tion; but It rtxiiy did
not matter; ha wonld be quite satis-
fled whichever way they went. The
girl nodded, and she aoemed to know
hat she was about.
They were alone, and Duka saw no
reason to hurry. Ills iong leisurely
stroke carried them out Into the lake
He tossed the Jugs overboard pr
haps 100 yards apart, and kept
straight across to the shade ot an
overhanging willow. He pushed the
boat beneath It, caught a branch to
keep from drifting, and sat face to
face with Anita.
For awhile she met his eyes frank
ly. They talked of her home, her peo
ple, the differences between Virgin!
"It's so fiat here." she complained
her heart turning back to the moun
Then it was that he said something
or perhaps It was the way he looked
when he said It. Anita flushed, turned
her head aside, and the rim of that
sunbonnet shut him oat of paradise.
She gated down Into the water, at
the duplicate mystery of space, above,
below. They floated on a shimmering
veil, midway between two languid
heavens. The lake rested Infinitely
deep and motionless, save where her
dabbling Angers distorted its reflec
tion of the sky. The ripples that their
boat had raised still lapped at either
shore. The lake heaved, and mur
mured gently, as a sleeping Infant
Suddenly she sprang erect In the
boat. "There's one: there's one!"
"There's what?" Duke had forgot
that they were fishing.
"Look at the Jug! Look at tht Jug!"
One of their Jugs bobbed frantical
ly lip and down, then disappeared.
Oh, he's gone; no, there he Is
again; pull! pull!"
Their Jug bounded to tfve surface
and dashed madly up the lake.
Duke fitted his oars to the locks
"Bit down. Ml Cameron; bold trr
straight for the Jug. Now!"
They whirled like a weathercock
when he threw bis weight upon th
ours. Their boot leaped forard, lift
ing her prow from the water at every
Anl'a's eyes sparkled; she leaned
forward and steered with the ease of
lung practice. Ho could tell from the
expression of ber face what the Jug
was doing. And be bad rather watch
ber face than watch the Jug.
"He's 'way ahead; he's getting
away. Oh, dear. It's no us I wish
we'd brought another pulr of oars."1
Duke gUuiced. over bis shoublor.
"He can't go very far, unless ba g ts
clear out of the lak. H's bound to
go ashoro on that sand bar, or come
The man rested on bis oars, wiped
bis fare and watched that streak ot
spray until It turned back agalu.
Then th long white trail came hiss
lug down the lak toward him. Time
after time the big fish Jumped clear of
the water, and plunged on.
"Head biiu off! There! Now p'lll!"
Anita khoutcd. and awung the tiller.
Imke pulled a magnificent stroke;
It seemed that their boat and th flsli
mukt collide. He slopped rowing,
cocktd bis pistol and knelt in the
bow. lioih of them distinctly saw th
scaly browu body darting through the
water about four fret ahead of the
"Hold tight. Mia Cameron." Duke
cautioned her. "be going tn foul us."
(TO I'B OiNTINl KI )
Dieting I SUnrd.
gecreUry Taft l vastly proud of
the fact that be ha reduced bis
weljtbl by 71) pounds. Kor a tine hi
rigid regimen kept lilm pale, but how
be Is gelling back some of bis ruddy
complexion. "Diet Is the thing." be
said to a stout frleud the other day.
"Hut bow do you go about It?" was
asked. "Oil. 11 very simple, Jul
cut out everything you like."
TO MAKE GOOD TEA
ESSENTIALS TO THE SUCCESS Or
Car and Attention Necessary for th
Proper Preparation of th De
licious Beverage Th
Surely nothing Is better on a cold,
blustery afternoon In th winter
month than a good, properly made
cup of tea. Nor can anything e stim
ulate JaJed senses In the summer sea
son than the same tmiortatlon from
the east, served In any of several
ways. Dut there are a few essentials
to the success of the brew which
American women fail to understand,
probably because the taste for the
drink, the solace and staff of English
households. Is comparatively new to
this country. No tea in drinkable by
any one with the slightest claims to
taste unless It has been freshly brewixl
within the last 15 minutes, for In
stance. The water must have Just
boiled for th first time, and only
boiled five minutes at longest. The
teapot must bo hot, the tea Ceylon
or some other black mixture, not the
green or Oolong varieties. If the beat
is lies I red. English tea importers are
said to have spent fortunes In trying
to Induce Americans to buy tho best
teas, only to be thwarted by our stub
born preference for inferior and lesa
delicate flavors. Tho Ideal way to
have afternoon tea is to serve It on
a large tray, on a low tea table hold
ing only the cups and saucers. On
the tray are the teapot, preferably of
the ltrown Hetty variety, the kettlo
over a spirit lamp with the water Just
about to boil when it is poured In,
the tea caddy, the cream Jug, and
supar b.tnin, and a plate of hot muf
fins or thin buttered toast." The host
ess heats the teapot, pours off the
water, and. measuring a teaspoonful
of the tea to each person, with an
other "for the pot," she pours on
this the now briskly boiling water un
til the pot Is nearly full. Then a
cosy hides the pot from sight for five
or six minutes, after which time
the liquid is exactly right, and for
tunnto are those who can enjoy this
harmless and delicious beverage fresh
and hot. The quiet pause In tho
course of a busy afternoon soothes
the senses and puts off Indefinitely
the wrinkles of care find baste, so
often blemishing the brows of our
strenuous dames of fashion.
TRY THESE CREAM SCONES.
Properly Made, They Are a Delicious
Pea! two fresh cg till quit lli?!it.
Tlit n mix th"iii wilh ra'her m. ire than
;.!! of s!n;;le cn-a::i. Whlsi well to
K .serve. Place a pound of se'.f-rala-
In-; fio'ir in a clean, rYep basin, add lo
It a good pitii h of salt, then i.tir tnln
this tl.e beaten - a:id ricnm nnd
mix to a sm!T ilou-h ill may be m -fcl
to al l a lin'.o iivue trm:,i, os
soiije floats require more li:,il.tur
thaa others!. Il.ivo ready a well
floured pas'.ry board. Turn tho dough
out on th'j nnd roll it out to about
thre e eii.irteis of an Inch thick.
Sijirip It out Into rounds with the
fop of a thick tumbler. Prick the tup
w th u fork.
1'iuvh over quickly with new milk
and l;.ke for a quailer of nn hour In
very l:ot oven. Sfiil with a fork.
Putter well nnd serve ot or.re. D.i
not hundio the paste moio than la
liecesi.aiy slid fiulih and put In tho
oven ua quickly ss posdble after a Id
lug Die liquid. M:U iii.iv be u-od In
dae of cicnm If the latter Is too
There are several me'li' -Is of leillnsf
flour, one of wlilib at b ust should be
known to icry j urelia.-cr of humo
If Hour l white with a yellowish
r.iw color tint It Is uood. while If 1t
lu-i a bluish coal, or bin; k s;,-i Ki In
It, il In the ippiH'e.
Flour run also be t -. 1 1 .J by its ail
eUe:jiss wet and kn-ad a IimIo (,f
It Vtwei-n the lingers; If It works
nft and sticky It Is poor.
If a littln flour is ihiowii axahibt
rv. smiMilh sntfare and tt fuTU Hi.,
powder you may know that it aot
t!-n best quality.
If flour Btpieeied In tho hand retain
the shape given It. when the hand Is
relaxed, It in a goixl sign. '-
Mal.e a solution of hot water and
tannin, allow half an ounce of tannin
to one gallon of water and sfceu tho
raw In thin solution for several
Make another solution of hot .water
and glue, allowing an ounce cf while
blue to one g.illon of water and I ai
straw tl.rjugh this and dry It In
the ( Ik ii olr slow ly.
When dry put throuh unit ' ant-
line dye seveirl times.
K: raw may ! o lio co! ircl by i.;i-i-
In? Il through any thin, pale tidilt
vurnUli whlio holding the de.liej col
or lu the kolu'li n. !
Invisible Net for th Hair.
A great In Ip In keeping tlm hair l-i
pei feet ( end. Hon Ii the I v Kl lU -I-,
wl.leh tiuui stain t 1 1 1 n Into f!,;
l u kind most prefenel are quite lay
vU.Me, fu.teii I with luvltlblu bir
plus. 'I'liey are pluueil fliinly, but not
tUMly over lb enilie cei.Ture, so (bat
tiiti I. air l.i-i 4 none of Its sort uffict.
et llni in I will bold the balr lu wa 'ii
in (darts In damp or fog long atu-r th
biilr would b stiklk'-t wulwut Ut
lciu tvwi liig.
ONE TYPE OF THE
Many are freebooter and Cut-Throat l ater for th Oppor
tunity of Plundtr.
A significant word from Cuba since
Secretary Tart went there In effort
to bring about amicable settlement of
the revolution Is that In many cases
the Insurgents are becoming restleBS.
the discipline is bail aad many are
breaking up Into bands for the pur
pose of independent movement with
view to plunder. The fact of the mat
ter Is that many of the revolutionists
are what might b called ficelKHtters
and cut-throats, and have welcomed
the present stat? of disaffection In
Cuba as affording them an oport unity
for their lawless deeds, such as they
enjoyed In the "good old daya" under
Spanish rul when murder and rapine
were events of every day occurrence.
From Its earliest history there ba;t
existed In Cuba inirh lawless class of
people. At one time a few genera
tions ago, they Infested the coast a
pirates, swooping down with their lit
tle sloops or schooners upon all un
armed vessels which chanced their
way, and as such they were only final
ly suppressed by the Hrlilsh. who as
late as Uie '30s, drew a cordon around
the Island outs!de of the three-mile
limit, which with little hesitation
they reduced to suit their convenience
when It came to the matter of pur
suing a suspicion craft. These crafts
Kind of Country In Whle
were cba...d into some o le of the
; numerous roves or l.ujs which Indent
. :h coast of Cuba, uiid when their
rrews were rapture. I they were t.iken
j to Jumalea tor li lal,
i iliort shift I eleell
A In re
It was a
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el,i were driven s"uor. by tin. Kng
llsh riiilsers. an. I the crews of tho
pirate Jilpit, iiiiiklng their cscnj, l.e-
'Ntne piil.. on bind like (he old time
hueranoeis of I llsianlola. villi Hie dlf
(Terence that they rarely tu.il. war
I upon the country- peopl", who almost
iiivaiidiny m:o'h in with them.
I tie i to :i :i ut a of tin m u;iti ,
fri ebcrtilers, I ave existed lu t'utui
A Typ of th Cuban Frboott .
the present day. their lank buvli.g
been reunited from time to tl.no by
the country people who, finding the:.!-
. Ives lu mine dlRlt ully with tbe ml
liioiltlis. (utiferr -1 tlm frtf. careles
Mi) of Ibo fieetxioter to going; (o pi Is.
on. it ran scarcely be clulm.-d, ex
cept In iaif lustitnc;s, that tli in. -
lit day aeiul law IcsM s t In ('n' a Is
formed of tl.e d.-c. ndel.ls of thtt ol U
Inul pirates, allboiiKh their inelliod
and iiianner of IIvIuk are about tli
kau.e. (1 i Hsloliblly au ludlvl luul may
bo found who will tell you iini.lunl.ic.
ly tliui bis fatl.t r or giaiuir.nl er wa
one f tl.e pliate A a rulu IIh-hs
eoplo nto without relUion, l-i , or
a. led da iitU ns, ani wi t a U. oy-
,- A-M ...
Hrtunlty has occurred they have com
mitted deeda of shocking ferocity
scarcely equaled by those of the sav
age Indians on our frontier when they
were upon the warpath in their moal
palmy days. In some respects they
are worse than our savages, for the
Indians made war only upon theli
enemies and were always true to each
other, being bound together by theii
own laws and traditions. Hut It If
not so with these Cuban freebooters
and It was owing to their treacherous
methods, which multiplied with each
fresh outbreak of an Insurrection, that
Inspired the Spnniards to commll
many of the cruel deeds attributed
lo them during their struggle to main
tain their grasp ujKin the Island.
The Spaniards i ailed these outlaws
"bandldos" and always pursued them
with more or less relentless vigor, but
their buccaneering method were ucb
that neither the Hpantsh C.uardla Civil
nor the Spanish Infantryman wa very
effective against them. They, like the
buccaneers of old. lived off the coun
try, and the country supplied all their
Immediate necessities, whether their
depredations were carried on In or
ganized bands or by roaming Individ
uals. As a rule the most law abiding and!
- 1 1
h th Frtbcotr Thrive.
peaceably Inrllncd easutits
with them to the extent of
US their trails when pursued and ac
cepting a share of their bcoty. wliU.i
on the other band th peacenlily h
le.irliijt peauiit, Inbnliltlni; sotnn
, 1, ..... i. . , i , . ..
tiftiii ii. xi ij;K;i(i on inf. .,!.-, hi m r i ur-
i lug with bis wife mid children, inltfht
i p ssll.lv be the tei v rol.ber whoso
dating exploit bn I recently aroused a
wi..e town nnd sent tl.e leddictk out
on bU trail 'I tie Spsril;t s..idiei
never could tell.
In tht. fei::!,. (roplcnl land of Cuba
j (lie life of these f ret InsUel s la Colli
, ui,nUey eii.y. As a matter of lnt.
1 urt i-r th...m Cu. nil i-eiilry J.ave tanied
or It. ii Is bard for them to relinquish
it Tin y live In a In ml of eternal sum.
iner, where In inriuiil times cattle.
honey and sweet potntoea abound.
Why khoul.l they work when Cod bn
given Hi. uii so inucbT The penreful
farmer of the Inlet (or, no inatlt-r bow
little lie labors In the field, product
a great deal mom tlum be can con
sume, and In I ever ready lo .haro
It with whomsoever co.nes along, and
ct usequ, n(y (be roylng fn-eliooter,
who wi.iilu be a simple tramp rUo
where, find aiibilstence easy.
He tuny b a fugitive from Jurtleo.
n l then be learn to look uton all
I bone who are ilh r In go i nment
service, el; Iter as civilians or r.ol.llera,
a bin enemies, and be only await
tho opportune moment when a leader
steps forth to orgaulio him and others
like hi ill Into a formidable baud.
After the Iiimui rectlon was ovci and
tho brief WRr with Mpalit had been
fought out the country win so com
pl. deva Hated lhal sin h of tlieso
t-x fret-hooter ai reiualne l wero
obliged to ro:nt Into tint towns and
c itlcH, wheru tln-y po.-ed aj patriot
u:n ruioe I.i for their idiaro of loot in
tho way of Kd Cross supt.lleH siie.l
lo starling n-cotn t tittudos. Then
tbett- v,us that pay which the Anieil
can redid to (ioiiox to pay bl tto
dlers. wbtn as a mailer ot fait I.I
so-called aiu.y bad been (tactically
extt.i luli.uti d beforo the hi gumlug of
thu war with Fpalu. They tan.. In
for sumo of that.
Tho suppllea Slid ol.llqs' p-y
quitted t tit, t.ii but -in eplrlt if il,,,,,
lonutr inOliMv for (imp, (.iihutiKU
(lu lug (lie iipsilou of (be l.la'r.ta
(iit-ie were i:..u.y exuu.! It of U.t.;r