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TJic icn at tho opening of th ntory In
Inlil Iti tin- llbrnry of uti old worn-out
touthern plnntnllon, known nn the Unr
onv The pliiif li tn Im Bold, nnd lt
history and that of the owncm, the
Qulnlnrdi, la tin- ntibjnct of dlsctmilon uy
Jonntlian Cronslmw, a liiislnens man, n
Milliliter known na Itlmleii. nnd Bob
Ynnry. n further, when Hannibal Wayno
Hazard, a mvMurlotis child of the old
southern family, tnnltps liln nppenrance.
Vancy IpI1 how ho dol)l"d thp boy. Na
tlianlid 1-VrrW buys th IlaTony, hut the
Qulntunls deny any knowl-ili;o ' th
boy. Vancv to krp Hannibal. Captain
Mnrrt-11. a f I lend of tho fjulntardi, ap
pc.ira and askH eiifl lim about the Bur
otiy Trnubli! at ficratrh Hill, when Iian
tilbal In kldnaiMMl by iJnvn Mount. Cap
I'lh Miirrell' aKdit. Yanoy overtakes
Jllount, kIvpk him a thraslilnc nnd necureH
tho boy. Ynnry nppi-nrH bnfore Bcjulra
Hnlnuin, and In illHrliiirKPil with rosin for
tin' plaintiff. Unity Malroy, a frlpnd of
th" l-Vrrlsci, li.n an criroiiiiti'r with Cap.
tain Miirn-ll, who forcna his attftitlons on
her, and Is p-scium) by liruco CnrrlnRton.
Jb tly sets out for ln-r Tennessee home,
t'lirrlmjton tnl-i lh xnmo hIukc Yancy
find Hannibal dlxapppar, with Murrnll on
thplr trail Hannibal arrives at the home
of JiiiIkp Hlociini I'rlrn. Tlio .ludKi- recoc
iIzph In ll.p bov. th grandson of an old
Imp frlpiid. Miirrell nrrlvp.s at Judge's
mine. Cavt-ndHh family on raft rpsruo
Yanry, who In apparpnlly dead, l'rlce
lin-nks Jail. Ilnttv ami Carrlnuton arrive
at lielle Plain. Hannlbal'M rill' dim-lose')
ntnii slailllns things to the Jinltfc. Han
nibal and Hetty meet again. Miirrell ar
rlvci In HmIIi! Plain. Ih plnyliiK for ulK
stakPH. Yancy awakPi from low; dream
ier s. p) on lioard tho raft. JuilB" Price
million Ht.trtlliii; dlKeoverles In looldnc up
land tltlei Clmilen Norton, a young
planter, who niMlHt tho Judge. li my
liTlously aPHaiillnd. Norton Informs Cnr
rliifiton that Hetty han promised to marry
lilni. Norton Is mysteriously phot. More
IlKlit on Worrell's plot. Ho plans upris
ing of negroes Judge Price, with Hanni
bal, visits Hetty, and she keeps the boy
us a companion. In 11 stroll Hetty takes
with Hannibal they met Dess Hicks,
daughter of tho overseer, who warns
Hetty of danger nnd counsels her to
leave Hello Plain at once.. Hetty, terri
fied, nets on Hess ndvlce, nnd on their
way their rnrrlngo Is stopped by Hlosaon,
the tavern keeper, anil a confederate, nnd
Hetty and Hannibal are made prisoners.
The pair are taken to Illcks' enbln, In an
almost lnae e.sslble spot, nnd there Miir
rell visits Hetty and reveals his part In
the plot nnd his object. Hetty spurns
Ills proffered love nnd the Interview Is
ended by tho arrival of Ware, terrified
t possible nutcoii e of the erlmo. Judge
Pi Ice, hearing of (be abduction, plans ac
tion, The Judgo tnkes charge of the
Munition, and search for the missing one
Is Instituted, Carrlngton visits the Judge
anil allies are discovered, .ludgu Price
visits Colonel Fentress, where ho meets
Vancy and Cavendish. Hecomlng enraged,
Price dashes n glass of whisky Into the
I'olnnel's face and a duel Is ai ranged. Mur
lell Ih arrested for negro stealing nnd his
luibhle bursts. The Judge and Mahaffy
riKiuHn me coming nuei, i.arringiun
Dakes frantic search for Hetty and tho
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y Carrlnglon finds Hetty nnd Iliinnl-
I, and a tierce gun light follow
uppcars aim iifhinih hi mo rcHcup. iirui-p
arrlngton nnd Hetty come to an under
otnndlng. Tho Judge receives all Import
lint letter. Holiunon MabafTy's last fight
Tights duel for the Judge and Is killed.
lannlhal proven to bo Judge's grandson,
snd told the story of bis life. .Murrell's
friends attempt to free him Judge fius
tiutes plans. The Judge comes into his
own nnd Carrlngton decides not to leave
CHAPTER XXXIV (Continued.)
Betty Malroy nnd Carrlnglon had
ridden Into Italclgh to lake leave ol
their friends. They had watched the
nlage from sight, hnd answered tho
Inst majestic hnluto tho Judge had giv
en them across tho swaying top of
tho conch betorc tho llrst turn of tho
road hid It from sight, and then they
bad turned their horeeH' heads lu the I
direction of Hello Plain.
"Bruce, do you think Judge Price
will evor be able to accomplish nil he
hopes to?" Butty asked when they
had left tho town behind. She drew
tn her horse as sho spako, and thoy
went forward nt a walk under the
splendid arch of the forest and over a
carpet of vivid leaves.
"I reckon ho will, Betty," respond
ed Carrlnglon. Unfavorable as had
been his original chtlmnto of tho
Judge's character, events had greatly
"Ho really scciub quite sure, doesn't
ho?" said Betty.
"There's not a doubt In -tils mind."
He was still at Belle Plain, living
In what had been Ware's olllco, while
the Cavendishes wero domiciled at
the big house. Ho had arranged with
'.ho Judgo to crop a part of that hope
ful gentleman's land tho very next
season; tho fact thut a lawsuit Inter
vened between tho Judgo and posses
sion Beenicd a trilling matter, forTat'-
rlngton had become Infected with the
Judge's point of view, which did not
ndm'l of the possibility of failure; but
he nnd not yet told Betty of his plans.
Tlmo enough for that when be left
His sllenco concerning the future
bad caused Betty much thought. She
wondered If ho stlil Intended going
couth Into the Purchase; sho was not
sure but it was tho dignified thing ror
him to do. She wns 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 mlii Hannibal
dreadfully yos, nnd the Judge, and
Mr. Yancy!" sho began.
"I am to be rnlBsed, too, am 1, Het
ty?" ho Inquired, leaning toward her.
"You, Bruce? Oh, I shall miss
you, too, dreadfully but then, per
haps In live years, when you como
"Flvo years I" cried Carrlngton, but
be understood something of what was
pausing In her mind, and laughed
shortly. "Flvo years, Hetty?" ho ro
pcated, dwelling on tho numeral.
Hetty hesitated and lookod thought
ful. Presently sho stolo a surrepti
tious glance at Carrlngton from under
her long lushes, and wont on slowly,
as though she wcro making caroful
cholco of her worda.
"When you como bacfe In three
years, Hruco "
Carrlngton still regarded hor llxod
ly. Thuro wan a light In his black
eyes that seemed to penetrate to the
most secret recesses of her heart and
"Threo years, Betty?" ho repeated
Belty, her cyos cast down, twisted
her rein nervously between hor sllrn,
whlto lingers, but Carrlngton'a steady
glanco never left hor sweet face,
framed by Its halo of bright hair. Sho
stolo another look at him from be
neath her dark lashes.
"Threo years, Hetty?" ho prompted.
"Bruce, don't staro at mo that way,
It makes me forget what 1 was going
to say! When you como back next
year" and then sho lifted her eyes
to his and ho naw that thoy were full
of sudden tears. "Bruce, don't go
away don't go away at all "
Carrlngton slipped from tho saddle
and stood at her side.
"Uo you mean that, Betty?" he
asked. Ho took her hands loosoly In
his and relentlessly considered her
crimsoned face. "I reckon It will al
ways be right hard to refuse you any
thinghero Is ono settler tho Pur
chase will never get!" and ho laughed
"It was tho Purchase yon were (jo
lng there!" she cried.
"No, I wasn't Betty; that notion
died Its natural death long ago. When
"Oh, Betty I
wo are nuro you will bo sare at Belle
Plain with Just tho Cavendishes, 1
am going into Italclgh to wait as best
I enn until Bprlng." He spoke so
gravely that she asked in quick alarm.
"And then, Bruce what?"
"And then Oh, Betty, I'm starv
ing" All tn a moment ho lifted ber
slender figure in bis arms, gathering
ber clou to blm. "And tben, thl-
and this and this, sweetheart and
mora and oh, Betty 1 Betty!"
The End and the Beginning.
When Murrell was broughX to trial
bis lawyers' wero nblo to produce a
host of witnesses whoso sworn testi
mony showed that so slmplo a thing
as perjury had no terrors for them.
His fight tor liberty was waged In and
out of court with Incredible bitter
ness, and, as Judgo and Jury "were
only human, tho outlaw escaped with
tho relatively light centence of twelve
, years' Imprisonment; he died, how
ievcr, before tho expiration of bis
Tho Judge, when ho returned to
Raleigh, resumed his own namo or
Turbervllle, and he allowed It to be
known that ho wuuld not be offended
by tho prefix of General. During his
absence ho hud accumulated a wealth
of evidence of undoubted authenticity,
with tho result that his claim against
tho Fentress estate was sustained by
tho courts, and when The Oaks with
Its Btock nnd slaves was offered tor
sale, he, as tho principal creditor,
was able to buy It In,
One of his first acts after taking
possession of the property was to
have Mahaffy rclntcrred in the grove
.of onks below his bedroom windows,
and he marked the spot with n great
square of granite. Tho Judge, visibly
shakon by his emotions, saw the
masslvo boulder go Into placo.
"Harsh nnd rugged like tho nature
of him who lies beneath It but en
during, too, as ho was," ho murmured.
He turned to Yancy and Hannibal, and
ndded: "You will lay mo beside him
when I die."
Then when tho bitter struggle came
and ho wns wrenched and tortured by
longings, hla strength was In remem
bering his promise to the dead man,
and It was his custom to go out under
tho onks and pace to and fro beside
Mahaffy's gravo until ho hnd gained
tho mastery of himself. Only Yancy
and Hannibal knew how tierce the
conflict was ho waged, yet In the end
ho won that best earned of all vic
tories, tho victory over himself.
"My salvation lias been a costly
thing; It was bought with tho blood
of my friend," he told Yancy.
It was Hannibal's privilege to give
Cavendish out of tho vast tjulntard
tract such a farm ns the earl had never
dreamed of owning even In his most
fervid moments of imagining; and ho
abandoned all Idea of going to Eng
land to claim his title. At the Judge's
suggestion he named the placo Earl's
Court. He and Polly were entirely
satlslled with their surroundings, and
never ceased to congratulate them
selves that they had lei t Lincoln coun
ty. They felt that their friends, the
Cnrrlngtons at Belle Plain, though tin
llt'.cil people, were still of an equal
rank with themselves; while as for
the Judge, they doubted If royalty It-'
self laid It any over hlra.
Mr. Yancy accepted his changed
fortunes wltb philosophic composure.
Technically he tlllod the position of
overseer at Tho Oaks, but the Judge's
activity was so great that this posi
tion was largely a sinecure. Tbo most
arduous work ho performed was
spending bis wages.
Certain trilling peculiarities sur
vived with the Judgo even after be
bad entered what be bad one bean
prone to call thtf Portal of Hope; ror
while his charity was very great and
he lived with tfie splendid air of plen
ty that belonged to an elder order,
It required tact, patience' and per
sistence to transact business with
him; and his creditors, of whom there
were ulwuyi a respectable number,
discovered that he esteemed them as
they were aggressive and determined.
Ho explained to Yancy that too great
certainty detracted from the charm of
living, for, after all, lire was a game
a gamble be desired to bo rcmlndtd
of this. Yet ho was held In great re
spect for his wisdom and learning,
which was no moro questioned than
Thus surrounded by bis frlondt,
who wrc devoted to hlra, he began
Hannibal's education and the prepara
tion of his memoirs. Intended primar
ily for tho instruction of his grand
son, nnd which ho modestly decided
to call "Tho History of My Own
Times," which clearly showed tho
magnificence of his mind and Its out
look. THK END. '
SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Childish Mind, Groping In Darkness,
la Craving for Information That
Is Denied It.
Every trace of useful Information
Is carefully concealed from tho very
young child. A rattle, or at most a
rubber doll, Is Its only plaything. As
It grows older it Is very slowly and
gradually introduced to the various
forms of the animal kingdom. Of tho
mysteries of numbers and of lan
guages it has as yet no conception.
Its constant questions arc for the
most part answered "humorously"
and hence Incorrectly, or they are not
answered at all. This eternal "hu
mor" Is most galling of nil. Why
should a human Infant bo such an Ir
resistible Joke? Tho lower nnlmals
tako their young seriously and train
them from tho start with a very defi
nite purpose In view. Yet their pos
sibilities aro Infinitesimal as com
pared with those of tho average baby.
And wo sit calmly by and enjoy the
"humor" of childhood and Insist that
the child 13 enjoying Itself also, even
though its little soul may be thirsting
for Information which is laughingly
denied It. And we continue to put
off the inevitable day when the child
will have to take life seriously and
hence, according to our tradition,
Ono Important point which is quite
overlooked by the upholders of the
brainless child Is tho fnct that non
sense and silliness are Just as taxing
to the infant mind as useful informa
tion would be. It requires no more
mental effort to realize that A Is A
than to grasp the extraordinary fnct
that a mass of brownish softness Is
a "fuzzy lttlo Teddy bear, yes It is."
In fact, the letter A has n distinct ad
vantage. -And at a more advanced
ago it Is certainly less puzzling to be
told that five and flvo make ten than
to have one's own respectable pink
toes described as a scries of pigs go
ing to market or entering Into tho va
rious other activities of life. Slg
raund Spaeth in Harper's Weekly.
Graceful East Indians.
Describing tho women of India, a
writer says: "Even the most withered
toil-worn hag has a dignity of carriage
and a grace of motion thnt the west
ern woman might envy. The 'sari' Is
draped In an easy (lowing style and
adjusted as It slips back with a grace
ful turn of tho sliver bangled arm.
the skinny legs move rythmlcally, nnd
tho small feet fall wltb a silent nnd
pnnthorllko tread. It Is the beauty
of natural and untrammeled motion,
and says much in favor or tho aboli
tion or the corset, for the Indian wo
men retain their uprightness and sup
pleness of figure till bowed wltb age,
"The commonest type Is the coolie
woman, who undertakes all sorts of
rough work, carrying heavy burdens
on her bead, and she Is, perhaps, the
least attractive, for her workaday
garments are usually faded and dirty;
yet, even among this poor class of
burden bearers, wo see many with
handsome strnlgbt features and supple
well proportioned figures.
"No matter how poor their gar
ments, Jewelry of some sort is worn;
necklaces of gold or beads, colored
glass or stiver bangles and heavy sli
Poor Nobles of Italy,
Lcc,turlng In London on an out-of-the-way
tour In Central Italy, Alexan
der Kelghley said bo learned on good
authority that a fine medieval castle
In good preservation in one of these
Italian bill towns bad been sold to
an Englishman for $195.
The poverty of the nobles In Italy
was sometimes pitiful. Ho found one
majestic pile Inhabited by an old
woman of aristocratic family but mis
erably poor. Showing outwardly as
much as possible, of Its ancient state,
tbo only furniture within it was a
deal table, a chair and a battered
In the town of Aslsl, while be was
talking to a priest, some poor little
children persisted In begging, and tho
priest told blm they were the cbU
drsu of a count
BOY'S FACE A MASS
OF SCABBY SORES
Awful to Look At, Retlnol Cured In
Lest Than Two Weeks.
St. Louis, Mo. "At about 11 yeara
of age my face was covered with a
mass of senbby sores, awful to look at,
and my sleep wns broken up by the in
tense Itching, and then arter scraicn
ing, tho sores would pain mo Just
something awful. My mother got
-salves and soaps to use, but all to no
purpose. A friend of mine who was
Physical Director at tho Y. M. C. A.
at that time, told mo It wns a bad
case, nnd would spread all over tho
body if something were not done. Ho
gave mo some Itcslnol Soap and Res
inol Ointment, nnd In 1ce3 than two
weeks I was cured, without leaving
any marks or scars whatever."
(Signed) Ernest Lo Pique, Jr., 3021
KMlnol Soap nnd Ointment top Itching Inst&ntlr.
nil qnlcklf heal ccicaia, rashes, ringworm una
facial eruptions, as well as sores, bolls, ulcers,
burns, scalds, wounds, anil Itchlnir, Inflamed ana
bleeding plies. Your druggist rccowinend and ell
thein (Hoap, 2Sct Ointment, ICc, alo HhaTln Stick,
ate), orsontbrmall.on receiptor price, by Hoslnol
Chemical Company, llultlmore, Md. Adv.
A college professor noted for hla
concentration of r thought, returned
homo from n scientific meeting one
night, still pondering deeply upon tho
subject that had been discussed. As
ho entered his room ho head a nolso
that Boomed to come from under tho
"Ib there someone there?" ho asked
"No, professor," nnswered tho In
truder, who know his peculiarities.
"That's strange," muttered the pro
fessor. "I was almost euro I heard
eomeonc under the bed."
"What lo tho latest thing which
Mrs, Cooko has in tho way of a
"I guess It Is her husband."
"Tho pleco was very raw."
"Then It deserved a roasting."
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But a Symptom, a Danger Sig
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Backache is a symptom of organic
weakness or derangement. If you have
backache don't neglect it To get per
manent relief you must reach the root
of the trouble. Read about Mrs. Wood
Morton's Gap, Kentucky. "I suffered
two years with female disorders, my
health was very bad
and I had a continual
backache which was
simply awful. I could
not stand on my feet
long enough to cook
a meal's victuals)
without my back
nearly killing me,
and I would have
such dragging sensa
tions I could hardly
bear it I had sore
ness in each side, could not stand tight
clothing, and was irregular. I was com
pletely run down. On advic'o I took
Lydia E. Pinkhnm's Vegetable Com
pound nnd am enjoying good health. It
Is now moro than two years and I have
not had an acho or pain since. I do all
my own work, washing nnd everything,
tnd never have backache any more. I
thintyour medicine is grand and I praise
it to all my'neighbors. If you think my
testimony will help others you may pub
lish it" Mrs. Ollib Woodall, Mor
ton's Gap, Kentucky.
If you liavo tho slightest doubt
that Lytlliv JO. lMnklmm's Vegeta
ble Compound ivlll 1h1 you, write
tol, yd in IMMiilcliain Medicine Co.
(confidential) Lynn, Mass., for ad
vice. Your letter will bo opened,
read and answered by a woman,
and held lu strict confidence.
Cut nut rathartlrv nnA nurrlrM Tl.
h,ti i7,n "-."'Atruir'
Purely vegetable. Act.
gently on the liver.
tuminate Due, ana .
oome me aencate
cat and lallfution, mlllloni know.
SHALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
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