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LAUKENS, 8. C, Sept. 28, 1008.
The Moderate Drinker's Law I
Three new beer dispensarios have
been opened In Charleston. The Char
leston Post, a consistont and unrolent
ing opponent of tho Dispensary system,
points out that tho law's enforcement
in Charleston will be facilitated by
these new concerns. Patrons of blind
tigers will in numbers patronize the
legal beer saloons where they can
drink without fear of molestation. The
"tigers" will sutVer from the competi
tion. The Post hails with approval the
beer shops, or beer gardens as It oalls
them, because the demoralizing viola
tions of law will bo diminished,?the
gardens affording means to allay
thirst for intoxicants.
While tho'o's no donylng tho truth
of Tho Post's statement that tho boar
gardens will bo a strong prop to the
law, it is equally true that these sa
loons are an Important contradiction
and violation of the law Itself. One of
the basic roform features of the sy6tem
is that intoxicants are not to be con
sumed on the same premiaos oa which
they nro sold. If it b3 no violation of
the dispensary law as written In tho
constitution to sell boer in one room
which is thou drunk in a room adjoin
ing, neither can it bo a violation of the
same law to soli whiskey or brandy
in ono to bo drunk in another with a
door between. We bellevo that no do
fonder of the dispensary, however
partisan, will attempt to contradict
this. Tho constitution of tho state bo
lng higher than a statute, tho beor sa
loon Is substantially as much a "blind
tiger" as Is any other Hielt establish
ment selling intoxicants, the only dis
tinction being that the legislature and
tho courts encourage and protect tho
beer seller and roliove him of the re
sponsibility of law-breaking.
The main fact is that the dispensary
authorities are endeavoring to directly
stimulate the consumption of intoxi
cants. The fact that it is an effort to
promote drinking of mild at the ex
pense of strong liquors docs not affect
the principle. The dispensary law was
doslred as "a stop towards prohibi
tion." Tho diversion of tho people in
the direction of beer drinking may bo
a step towards temperance but that is
not what the prohibitionists demanded
and not what they wore promised. In
deed, it Is rather what the opponents
of the dispensary and prohibition have
favored and advised and the attitude of
such a paper as The Charleston Post
tonds to provo It. The whole policy of
the dispensary udmin!stration Is plan
ned to choke out of existence what otlll
remains of prohibition sentiment in the
Btate and day by day the prohibition
ists havo forced upon them the humil
iating realization that no set of voters
over allowed thomselves to be so com
pletely duped and "gulled'* as they did
in 1892, when they had control of both
houses of the legislature and a popular
vote of instruction taken in the pri
mary behind them. Tho prohibition
legislators, however, feared the Till
man lash more than the voice of the
pooplo themselves and abjectly surren
dered. Now, while the dispensary sys
tem Is being enlarged and "pushed" as
a revenue producer, while the drinking
reform features are ignored or minim
ized by the dispensary officials as far
as possible and In South Carolina the
"tho business is boomed," prohibition
is growing rapidly in neighboring
stai.es. Changing conditions have made
possible a prohibition that rigidly does
prohibit in at least throe fourths of
the counties of Georgia and perhaps an
equal proportion in North Carolina.
Whiskey consumption is probably far
greater in South Carolina now than in
either adjoining state. Although the
time has come when prohibition is
practicable anywhere and everywhere
in the South savo in the larger towns
(in which latter the dispensary has eo
far failed to demonstrate itself a suc
cess) prohibition, through the timidity
of its own advocates has become a hope
less cause in South Carolina.
Beyond doubt the dispensary is a
sucoess?as a money maker. As "a so
lution of the whiskey question" also it
is a success?if whiskey and beer
drinking Is the object to be achieved.
Even those who olaim that the dispen
sary lessens the consumption of intoxi
cants must and will concede that ? o
system could be better adapted to
the wants of the moderate drinker.
What Tho Farmer Needs.
More than anything the Lsurens
farmers need a fuller appreciation of
the attractions of their own calling.
The time has arrived when farming of
fers more to the thrifty, industrious
young than any business or profession.
Indications are plentiful that the price
of cotton is not likely to drop below
seven or olght cents for years to come.
Well informed mon think that it will
avorage ten cants this year. When
cotton dropped to four and three quar
ter cents the pound some years ago no
body in this country starved. The re
cords of the public offices will show
that even then few tracts of land were
sold for debt and that practically none
were sold for taxes. In other words
the history of that yoar is clear proof
that the farmer oan live In this coun
try under conditions that woutd seem
Intolerable. Times were hard, men
had to deny themselves luxuries but
nobody actually suffered and everybody
had enough food to eat and clothes and
fuel enough to keep warm.
With cotton bringing more than dou
ble that price, there should be some
thing handsome In the farming busi
Moreover and still more important,
the farmers in Laurens county are not
dependent on cotton. The thne has
' come when thrifty,sharp-witted, think
ing farmer oan live comfortably with
out planting an aore in cotton. In the
past fifteen years a great "home mark
et" has grown up In this region. In
Northern South Carolina more than
100,C0 Opeoplo have been added to tho
town and villago populations who have
oeasod to produco fo >d. Those peoplo
must be fed. Consequently every ohick
en, egg, pound of meat and basket of
fruit and vegetables raised on tho
farms iinds roady sale at pr!cos almost
double tho?o of a few years ago. The
demand is far greater than the supply
and the opportunities are most excel
lent for farmers who are shroud
enough to embrace them.
Meanwhile, fa-m life has been re
lieved of most of tho incidents that
have teemed to mike it uninviting.
Free rural mall deliveries and tele
phone systems havo placed hundrtds
of families in oasy communication
with the towns and railway stations
and tho facilities are rapidly increas
ing. The schools are better and the
school terms longer. The introduction
of wire-fencing has made pasturage
and therefore cattle production practic
able and profitable. The ono thing
lacking, good roads, is bound to
This Piodmont country has, however,
two advantasoa that overshadow all
others from the farmers' point of view.
The first Is that the region is healthy.
Ono can live anywhere In Laurens tho
year round. Probably no rogion is so
free of mild disoascs or deadly postl
lencos. In tho second, a crop failure is
unknown. Sometimes the cotton or
grain crop is muoh loss than in other
years but there is never a failure in
the sonse that thoy occur over vast
aroas of tho great West. In Louisiana
a freshot sometimes wipes out the su
gar cano plantations and years aro re
quired for recuperation. Tho same dis
a?.tnr may come to tho rico farms iu
South Carolina. Iu Ihe Piedmont,
something and somothing cousidorablo
is always mado and tboro is no limit to
the kinds of things that may bo pro
Tho prices of lands are going up
rapidly. In sections of Laurons county
they aro already pretty high . In oth
ers, lands that may bo bought now for
live;, six and eight dollars tho aero
will in a few years, possibly iu two or
throe years, bo worth in the market
ten, twolve and sixteen.
Tho man with a capital of $5,000. or
$10,000 in a farm has a safer, pleasantor
and more money-making business than
tho merchant with the same. Tho man
with 81,000 in a farm is incomparab'y
better off than the small shop-keeper.
Tho man who has nothing has a better
chanco to accumulate money for "a
start" on the farm than he has in tho
store?a bright boy can accomplish
moro by hiring to a farmer than to a
store-keeper. If there is anything in
him, ho will soon own a small farm of
If the young men, native to Laurens,
now growing up on tho farms, do not
stay on them and own tho lands,strang
ers will como in and take their plsees
The men who own tho farms in tho
South, especially in this region, will
alwayb ba the independent, well-to-do
and governing class. The farmer boys
are already "in on tho ground floor."
If they voluntarily get out of the way
for others, they will havo only them
89lvos to blame.
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Author of "t5h* ~/~vuth*mtrj," "In th? TOmr'j fitjt," Etc. <
Copyright. 1900. by CHAHLES SCR t "Bff EH'S SOffS <
LADY ELIZABETH DOES NOT KNOW TUB
MARyUIS DE KIOIIEMONT.
QBFORE ho could niiBwer an or
der anno for tho prisoner to
be brought forward. After
nseemUng n flight of worn
stone steps and going through a long,
dark passage, a great tloor was thrown
open nt the end and ho was confronted
by a blaze of light which dazzled him
at first, until, his eyes becoming accus
tomed to the Illumination, ho realized
that he stood on tho threshold of a
splendid hall In the old keep, which
had possibly once been tho banqueting
hall of the castle. Long hincot win
dows upon one side, their leaded frames
filled with rich painted ?lass, looked
out upon the sea, whose waves beating
ceaselessly upon the bluff below filled
tho room with a subdued murmur llko
a strain of hushed and vibrant music,
such was the elevation of the tower.
The room was massively and splen
didly furnished with heavy antique
furniture. The stom alls were cov
ered with hangings 01 fleh old tapestry
from the famous looms of Arras. Here
and there were portraits of distinguish
ed members of the Westbrooke family,
women renowned for their lustrous
beauty or men who, holding the castle
nt different times, had made their
names famous by their bravery and
skill. The prisoner's foot sank Into a
thick, soft, luxurious carpet stretched
upon tho stone flairs of the old floor.
Writing at a large table standing
near the center of the room and cov
ered with candelabra sat a bewlgged
old man of commanding prcsenco dress
ed In a naval uniform covered with or
ders and stars bespeaking high rank.
Farther away, with her back turned
to th > light and to tho door by which he
had entere?!, a young woman sat, ap
parently reading Intently. One glanco
at the graceful curve of her neck and
the exquisite poise of her head told
I'dtU It was she. Forgetful of every
thing else, he would have stopped for
ward had it not been for the restrain
ing hand of the sergeant.
"The prisoner, m' lud," said the lat
The admiral continued his writing a
moment and then, looking up, fixed his
eyes keenly upon the young man. His
first glance told hiin that he had to
denl with no ordinary prisoner. He
rose nt once and bowed with tho cour
tesy of a finished gentleman.
"Have tho goodness to step forward,
sir, and be seated," ho said, pointing to
the chair. "Sergeant, remain on guard
where you are."
With an equally low bow to the older
man, O'Neill took a few steps In his
direction and sat down on the Indicated
chair in front of the admiral, facing
him and tho woman beyond, who, still
intent upon her book or lost In thought,
had not yet noticed his entrance. Pris
oners, In fact, being everyday occur
rences nt the castle in these troublous
ttmes, had ceased to Interest her. Still
the unusual complaisance of tho old
man as expressed by his voice and
manner attracted her attention. She
looked up from the book without turn
lug her head and listened.
"I am sorry to subject you to any
annoyance, sir," continued tho admi
ral, "but tho rules arc very strict, ami
I must abide by my own regulations.
We apprehend a descent upon our
coast by tho notorious pirate, John
Paul .Tones"- O'Neill started violently
and bit his lip, but said nothing -"and
it Is my duly to take unusual precau
tions," addad tho speaker. "I must
ask your name, your station and busi
?M am the"? said O'Neill quietly, but
with his glance fixed on the powdered
bond showing over tho chair back op
There was a commotion nt the other
side of the table. Lady Elizabeth
sprang to her feet with a hurried ex
clamation, dropped her book to the
floor and then turned quickly and step
ped toward the other two. O'Neill and
the admiral both rose at tho snino
She was en grnndo tenue, her hair
rolled high and powdered, Jewels spar
kling about tho snowy thront, which
rose from the pale blue silk of her
"It Is"? she cried.
"The Marquis de Rlchemont, at your
service, mndcmolsolle," O'Neill inter
rupted quickly, lowing low bofore her,
fearing lest in her surprise she would
"Good heavens, Elizabeth, what in
tho meaning of this? Do you know
thts man?" asked tho admiral in great
"Every traveler," smilingly inter
rupted O'Neill suavoly, striving to give
Elizabeth tlmo to collect herself, with
tho appearance of tho greatest sang
froid himself, though his heart was
boating so rapidly ho could scarce
maintain his composure, "on theso Is
lands has heard of tho beauty of Lady
Elizabeth Howard. Her reputation as
a woman of charm has oven extended
to tho continent whenco I come. It
was In the hope of having the privilege
of seeing her that I walked up toward
tho castlo this ovenlng. I hnvo not the
honor of her acquaintance, monsieur."
"Do you know this man, -Elizabeth ?"
persisted tho admiral sternly, his hi. -
plcions aroused by her actions.
Thero was evidently somo mystery
about his coming, and tho girl was
quick to see that to proclaim O'Nolli'a
namo nnd occupation would nmhably
place nlm in an embarrassing position,
to say the least. She recovered herself
by a groat off oxI and, turning languid
ly away, remarked with well assumed
"I? Certainly not, sir. I have never
hen i d of tho Marquis de -Rlehemon t be
fore In my life." Tho statement was
absolutely correct, the Irishman's rank
having boeu kept strictly In abeyance.
O'Neill shrugged his shoulders and ex
tended his hands in confirmation of her
"Why that cry, then, and your sur
prise, madam?" questioned the still
'I know not, sir. I must have been
d' inning, and tho sound of a strange
votco startled me."
"Reg pardon, in' lud," said the ser
geant, saluting. "Yer worship, he axed
if Lady Ellznboth Howard lived 'ere
wen he was down in tho courtyard."
"Silence, sirrah!" thundered the old
admiral, who allowed no ono to enter
tain doubts of his ward but himself.
"Do you mean to Imply that Lady
Elizabeth has knowledge of this gen
"Oh, R?rgcqntr' said t!io girl, clasping
I ( ; hands :ind looking jit (ho old vet
rnn with i-,ii tho fuscluatlon of which
she was capable.
"No, yer ludshlp, no, sir. O' course
Iu i ; ecrluluiy not, ycr honor," returned
iho man in great confusion. "I spoke
l y way o' showlu' that's wot ho conic
' It was In pursuance of my deslro to
B<'o so ?reut a beauty that I asked the
"Sir, your admiration does mo too
much honor," said Elizabeth, courtesy
"I lunko up for the fact that your
reputation does your ladyship too llt
Hle. I hen. mademoiselle," he answered.
"Enough of this," said tho admiral
Impatiently. "The ?Irl is well enough,
but you didn't come here to look at
her, did you?"
"On my honor as a gentleman, mon
sieur, for no other purpose."
"Well, give some account of your
self otherwise1, and perhaps If It bo
satisfactory, as you have accomplished
that purpose. 1 may send you on your
way rejoicing," said tho admiral, amus
ed at tho extravagance of the young
"No man could leave tho presence of
Lady Elizabeth Howard rejoicing,
"Dnmuatlon, sir!" cried tho governor
testily. "Are you going to stand hero
and bandy compliments about all day
like n French dancing master?"
"I have nothing further to urge for
my words, my lord, when my excuse
stands iu your very presence."
The governor looked at tho two
young peoplo In Kreut porplexlty.
"1 fear, my dear Marquis do Rlche
mont," said he Ironically, "unless you
can ?Ivo 6oiuo more coherent, account
of yoursolf I shall be under the pain
ful necessity of having you locked up,
In which case tho only divinity you
will be allowed to gaze upon will ho
the lovely faco and figure of yonder
"Yos, yer ludshlp, I"? exclaimed tho
"Silence, sirrah!" thundered tho ad
"My lord," answered O'Neill, Bmll
Ing, "it Is very simple. I nm nn officer
In the navy of the king of Franco,
making a tour of England for pleas
ure. I came hero to this town this
evening. I hear of the great admiral,
Lord Wostbrooke, In his great castle,
and the beauty of his ward, Lady
Elizabeth Howard. I am a lover of
tho beautiful. I stand on tho cause
way gazing at the costle. Your sol
diers arrest mo and bring me here. I
rejoice to find Lady Elizabeth more
beautiful than I havo dreamed. A
year and a holf hove only intensified
"A year and a half! Dreams, *"lr!
What mean you by that, pray? "What
have the years to do with the matter?
Did you see her a year and a half
since?" cried the admiral suspiciously
O'Neill started; it was a fatal slip,
bul ho hastened to repair It ns best ho
"I have seen her pleluro, sir."
"And where, pray, havo you seen her
"In the possession of on English of
ficer, a friend of mine whom I met nt
Liverpool a year and a half ago," an
swered O'Neill audaciously.
"And who was this English officer,
pray, who displayed my picture?" In
terrupted Elizabeth, with an appear
ance of great agitation.
"Major Edward Coventry, made
"Oh, Edward! Why, Ood bless me,"
said the admiral genially, "he Is my
son. Do you mean to tell me you are
a friend of his? Why didn't you say
"I had the honor of his acquaint
ance," said O'Neill, bowing gravely,
"on one very Interesting and memora
ble occasion Indeed, when ho was on
duty at the Chateau Dlrkenhead, I be
"Yes. that would he obout a year and
a half ago. Sir, In that caso you aro
very welcome to this castle," said the
admiral. "And now I beg leave to pre
sent you in due and proper form to
"It <*"? she cried.
my ward. Lady Elizabeth Howard,
permit mo to introduco to you tho
Marold? dr? Hlcheusont."
"I nm charmed to havo the pleasure
of mooting tho marquis," responded
tho girl, smiling and courtesying deep
"The pleasure nnd the lionor aro mino,
mademoiselle," responded O'Neill, ful
ly entering upon tho comedy of tho
"And," continued the admiral, "as
my son, Major Edward Coventry, has
sent me word ho will bo hero shortly,
you can renew your acquaintance with
It was ns if ho had ozploded a bomb
shell In the room.
"Edward! Coming bore?" cried Elle
nboth, her voice filled with terror at
tho unfortunato event, which she vain
ly endoavorod to conceal. "What fort
Why did you not tell met"
"Ho desired to snrprlso you, my
dear," nnswored tho admiral, wondor
ing again at hor agitation. "You know
your wedding takes placo next week."
"Ah, a wedding!" said O'Nolll, start
ing and looking nt Elizabeth. ".Made
moiselle is then to marry?"
"Yes, your friend Major Covontry,"
replied tho old man, "an old engage
"I refused to marry him for a year,
nnd for six months more. I waited all
that time. Thero was no word," sho
saht slowly to O'Neill, ns If each word
were wrung from her by his Intent
look, her pule eheeks flooded with col
"HltVO you .taken leave of your
senses, Elizabeth?" continued the ad
miral In great surprise. "Of what In
terest to a stranger Is your?er? maid
"Anything which concerns so fair a
lady Is of deep Interest to your humhlo
servant," answered O'Neill Ironically
nnd bitterly. The comedy had gone,
tragedy, as ever, following hard upon
A door at the rear of the room was
opemd softly at this moment, and a
young man In the brilliant scarlet uni
form of a British officer entered nnd
Stopped lightly toward them. His
glance fell Qrst upon the speaker.
"Harry O'Neill, by heaven!" he ex
claimed, springing eagerly forward
With outstretched hand. "How came
you here?" For a moment the young
soldier wos oblivious of the presence of
his father and his betrothed. His un
timely entrance filled the room with
apprehension and dismay.
THE PICTURE ON THE WALE.
"riF^&rVNKI lA, :" s",a ,1,0 n(ll,,lral, In
1 ^Ll ,uuel1 bewilderment. "Ed
nJDYfHN ward, this Is your friend
VBShSJ tbo Marquis do Hlchemont."
"Edward, do not speak!'' cried Lady
"A!i, Elizabeth, my love and duty to
you, but not spook? About what,
pray? What mean you?"
?is this gentleman, the Marquis do
Rlchemont, your friend or not, sir?
Cease this byplay, Elizabeth. I will
have an explanation," demanded tho
now thoroughly aroused admiral.
'My friend? Quito so," said Major
Coventry, smiling. "Though I was ig
norant that he was a mnrquls, ho is
none tho less welcome. I am exceed
ingly glad to see him again. You, too,
I presume, Elizabeth?"
"Olad even as you are," she roplled
deliberately, now seeing that further
concealment was useless.
"Hut you called him O'Neill," con
tinued the admiral.
"That Is my name, sir," said O'Neill
calmly, recognizing tho uselessness of
further evasion. "I nm one of the
Irish O'Neills, formerly of County
Clare, now in the service of the king of
France." Ho could not have enld it
more proudly had ho been the king
"The last time I saw you you wero
on tho Hanger, that American Conti
nental ship," continued Coventry.
"As a prisoner, sir?" cried tho ad
"As an olllcer, my lord," answered
"What, sir? And now you aro"?
"Second lieutenant of the American
Continental ship Hon Ilomine Richard,
Captain John Paul Jones, at your serv
ice," was the dauntless reply.
"Good gad!" Haid tho admiral. "Is it
possible? And you, Eliza both?you
have deceived mc also. You knew this
"Yes, sir; but not ns tho Mnrquls do
"You havo met this gentleman be
"Where, may I nsk, aud when?"
"About n year nnd a half since, sir.
You remember when the Mnldstono
was wrecked? Ho saved mo from
deatli then, and after Captain Jones
put me ashore, you know"?
"He spared my life, too, ns well, sir,
at that time," said Coventry; "they
"You seem to be a good hand nt sav
ing lives, Lieutenant O'Neill, mnrquls
do Rlchemont. Perhaps you can think
now of some way of saving your own,"
remarked the admiral sarcastically.
" 'Tis useless to me now, my lord,
and not worth the saving," answered
the young man calmly. "But I would
not have you mar the approaching
nuptials of your son and ward by an
execution. Let me nt leust llvo until
tho wedding. I shall be inoro willing
to die then," ho ndded softly.
"You came hero for what purpose?"
continued the admiral, disregarding
tho latter words of tho young man as
"To find out tlio number and forco
nnd disposition of the ships In the
"At the Instance of"?
"Captain Jones, sir."
"The murdering pirate!"
"I havo resented such language nnd
proved its falsity upon tho person of
your son, sir," burst out O'Neill step
ping forward, his hand upon his sword.
"Shall I impose the samo lesson on tho
"You aro a prisoner, sir," replied tho
admiral impcrturbnbly, "and aro hero
at my plcnsuro to receive, not to give,
lessons. Stand back, slrl Sergeant,
bring In n fllo of men for a guard. De
liver up your sword at once, sir, to
"Your lordship is master here. I
obey," answered tho Irishman, shrug
ging his shoulders, and, drawing his
sword, ho tendered it to Major Coven
try, who stepped forward reluctantly
to recelvo It.
"Father," ho said respectfully, "so
far os my knowledgo goes Captain
Jones is certainly a gentleman. Had
It not been for his magnanimity and
that of my friend?I may still call you
"I am vastly honored, sir, I am
?"my friend, tho Mnrquls do Rlche
mont, you would bo childless to day.
Had it not been for tho courage of this
gentleman, Lady Ellznbcth hero"?
"Oh, sir," cried Elizabeth impetu
ously, "they aro men of honor. I pray
you, release this officer nnd let him
go freo. Nay, nevor shake your head;
I ask It as a wedding gift to me, sir."
"My liberty your wedding gift, made
moiselle? -Never!" Interrupted O'Neill
"Say no more, either of you," said
the admiral decisively. "You, sir, came
hero os on enemy, n spy."
"Not so, sir. I camo hero in tho uni
form of a French officer."
.im that is not tho uniform of the
flag under which you now nerve," con
tinued tho admiral keonly. "You may
sccuro some consideration, however, at
my bonds as representing bis majesty
the king, God bless him! by revealing
tho circumstances nnd plans and tho
ultimate purposo of your rebellious
"Clearly nn Impossible proposition,"
Said O'NoIll, bowing.
"But, stop!" said tho admiral. "Now
that I recall It, you gavo mo your word
of honor that you came here to see
"And that is true, sir. I might havo
escaped to my ship with ease, in pos
session of tho Information I desired
to got, but I enmo up to the castle to
"A most foolish excursion, sir, anVl
"Because I love her," said O'Neill
"Whatl" cried Cogently, In great
w ? ."is** ;>***vA
?urprlso and dismay, you BE&w
"Is n woman ever Ignorant of tlio
feeling* she excltCS In a lover's breast,
*ir?" O'Neill onewered for her.
"Ami have you did you"- continued
Coventry, looking Htlll at Elizabeth.
"Lady Elizabeth has done nothing.
Blr. No word of affection has ever
crossed hor Hi>h. to me at hast," ngulu
replied O'Neill. "She would not oveu
"Oh, but she did," interrupted Cov
entry jealously "a year nls mouths
she tried to postpone her Wcddlug for
six months more. I begin to under
"I'eaee, Edward!" wild Elizabeth,
trembling violently. "The Mnrquls de
lllchemout Is?Is nolhlug to me CttU
never be anything to me. that Is. The
wedding shall proceed at the appoint
ed date. I gave you my word. It
was the wish of my mother, the Wish
of tho admiral, your wlsb"
"And yours also, dearest Elizabeth,
Is It not?" said Coventry, taking her
hand entrentlngly. She hesitated and
"Have mc executed at once, Blr, In
mercy and pity." said O'Neill to tho
admiral. "Let It be now?the sooner
the better. This I cannot stand. "Iis
"Not bo," replied the admiral grave
ly. "I will consider tho matter fur
ther and consult with you again.
Meanwhile If you will give me your
parole I will allow you the freedom of
"Parole! 'Tis given, sir. Faith, 1
hardly think you could drive mo
"That's well," returnod the admiral.
"Sergeant, call my steward and have
him assign chambers to tho Marquis
do Itlchemont. Coventry, I presume
you will placo your wardrobe at his
disposal in case be needs anything.
Now the marquis will doubtless wish
to retire. Wo will boo him In the
morning. Come, Elizabeth. Good
night, sir. Tho sergeant will attend
"Lord Westbrooke, I thank you. Ma
jor Coventry, your servant. Lady
Elizabeth, I wish you Joy on your wed
ding. Cood night," replied the young
man, bowing to them all in succession.
As tho admiral and tho others left
tho room, the young lieutenant sank
down on his chair and put his head
upon his hands upon the table. Tho
old Bcrgeant, who had seen it all,
watched him a moment In silence.
Walking up to him finally and lay
ing his hands on his shoulder with
tho familiarity of a privileged charac
ter ho Bald:
"Come now, sir, be a soldier."
"You can glvo no worse advice than
that to a sailor, my friend," replied
O'Neill, rising and smiling In spito
of his misery. "Lend on; I will fol
low," ho added.
As they passed down the great hall
the eyes of the wretched lieutenant fell
upon a largo picture hanging rather
low on the wall In a far corner above
a dais near tho doorway. It was tho
portrait of a beautiful woman In tho
fashion of some fifty years back. She
was seated In a great carved oak chair,
the counterpart of and evidently paint
ed from one sitting beneath it. In
face and feature the portrait Was a
striking likeness of Lady Elizabeth
Howard. Tho skill of the painter had
boon bo great, the colors had been so
nicely chosen, so delicately laid on,
that In the flickering, uncertain candle
light, which left this part of the room
In a rather deep shadow, the picture
actually seemed to breathe. O'Neill
stopped ns If petrified.
"Come along, sir," said tho sergeant
"A moment, If you please, my friend
?a moment. What sort of a man are
you to pass by such ns this without
notice? It should be Lady Elizabeth,
but tho fashion of tho dress"?
"It's her mother, sir, a cousin Of tho
admiral. I pass it every day, sir,
an' I've got so I don't take no notice
on It, no more. She was a young thing
scarce older than her young leddyship
when she set for that paintin', an' they
had no children for years, leastaways
they all died till tills baby was born,
an' then she died too. I've been at
tached to the admiral's service In one
way or another senco I was a boy, an'
dandled her many a time on my knee.
Yes, and her young leddyship, Lady
Elizabeth that is, too, w'en she was a
"My regard for you goes up a thou
sandfold, my friend," said O'Neill,
smiling. "I could alm03t envy you
your opportunities. Would I had been
"'Taln't no use wlshln' that." Bald
the old Bergeant, shaking Ids head.
"There never was no Frenchman could
ever take my place."
"Quite right," replied O'Neill, smiling.
" 'Twould be clearly Impossible."
"Come along then, yer honov."
"Stay a moment," returned tho on
raptured Irishman. "A year at gaze
WOUld not sate mo with the beauty of
this picture. HOW like is tho fair Im
ago!" murmured tho entranced young
man, approaching nearer and fairly
holding his breath under the influence
of the moment, lie stretched out his
band toward tho painting with a little
"Look out, Blr!" said the sergeant
warnlngly. "The picture hangs very
loose an' the frame"?
What evil fate was it that deter
mined Its fall at that moment? There
wos a tremendous crash, something
gave way and tho greot frame dropped
from Its place on tbo wnll and roll
across tho heavy oaken chair which
stood beoooth It, and the picture was
Impaled upon Its Oothlc points. The
two men sprang to seine It and lift it
up. Alas, it had been literally torn to
pieces! Tho canvas had evidently been
originally a defectivo one, /or It had
split In every direction. Restoration
was clearly, impossible.
"Good/heavens!" said tho Irishman.
"What a mfsfortanol"
"It had to come, an* It's too late to bo
mended now," said the sergeant philo
sophically; "so wo must get on."
"Vory good," said O'NoIll, tondcrly
lifting the frame, with tho rags of tho
tattered, canvas hanging to it, back
agfthiaLtho wall. "Thero is nothing to
keep'<j& hero now. Unlucky, fool that
I am!' Even the semblanco of tho origi
nal is not for mo!"
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