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Ani iiors of "/Kf Litfhtnintf Conductor," "Rose
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|| CHAPTER THREE J|
(ESSiStWj ''is is perfectly appall
y ""H. Ins!" gronnoil (bo uu
./k Q N'l fortunnto Imly who
passed r<>r iiiis ad von
t lire under tlie name of
umonded her companion.
The elder lady pressed Baedeker to
her bosom nnd sat down with some
abruptness. "I shall have to stop here."
she panted, ' all the rest of my life and
have my meals and my night things)
sent up. I'm very sorry, but I'm cor?
tain I shall never ho a bio to go hack."
"Don't he absurd, my poor dear.
We're absolutely sale." said Virginia.
"I may bo a selfish wretch, but I
wouldn't for tho world have brought
you Into danger. Yi>u needn't go down
yet. Let's explore n little farther. It's
easier than turning back. Surely yOU
ean go on. Baedeker says you can. in
ten minutes you'll bo at the top of the
"You may as well loll me that I'll bo
in my grave. It amounts to tho same
thing." walled Miss Manchester, who
was, in the sphere of happier duties,
Miss Lctllln Tollman and had been
the princess' governess. "I can't look
down, I can't look tip, because 1 keep
thinking Of the unspeakable things be
hind. After 1 got m.v breath and have
become resigned to my fate I may bo
comparatively comfortable here for
some years; but, as to stirring either
way, there's no use dreaming of it "
"Well, you'll make an Ideal hermit
ess," said Virginia. "You've exactly
the right features for that profession
austere, yet bcnovolout. But you're not
really afraid now V"
"Not so Inuch, sittbe: down," admit'
ted Miss I "or! man. slowly regaining
her natural color.
"Do you think, then, dear, that you'd
relapse and lose your head or any
thing if 1 just strolled ou alone to the
top of tho
D< >< volr."
col for the view which the
says is so line and then
come back to organize a relief expedi
tion, say in about half an hour Or so?"
"No o," said Miss PortllUUi; "I Blip
pOSO I can bear it. 1 may as woll ac
custom myself to loneliness, as l am
obliged to spend my remaining years
on this Spot. But t am not at nil sure
the duChcSS would approve"?
"You mean Lady .Mow bray. She j
wouldn't mltul. She knows I've a good
bead and physically a good heart.
Besides, 1 Shall base only inys 'If to
look after, and one really doesn't need
a chaperon In going to make an earl;
call on a mountain view."
"Dearest princess, I'm not so sure of
that In regard to this mountain view."
"Miss Mowbray. phase, you're ?
subtle But 1 really haven't come out
to look for the mountain vlow you re
fer to. You needn't think it. 1 don't
know where? his lair is, but it's prob
ably miles from here, and if I knew I
wouldn't hunt him there. That would
tie OU pen trop fort, and, anyway, I'm
Inclined to believe that mother is right
about those dresses. I shall havOSUCh
nice ones at Kroiiburg. So you seo
you can conscientiously give mo your
blessing ami let 1110 go."
"My dear, as If I could have sus
pected yon would search for him! Ycai
are in Rhactia not to pursue, but to
give an omporof who wishes to have
a certain princess for his consort a
chance to fall in love with herself."
"If he will If it can bo so. But
what do Helen Mowbray and Lot It la
Manchester know about the love affairs
of emperors and princesses? An re
volr, dear friend; I'm going. By and
by, if you have courage to lift your
eyes, you'll seo me waving a handker
chief Hag at tho rock corner up there."
Virginia look the alpenstock which she
had laid down nnd began picking her
way daintily, yet plucklly, toward the
col which she had named as her goal.
There was another route to It, leading
on tO the highest peak of tho Schiiec
horn, only tO be dared by experienced
climbers, but the wuy by which the
girl and her companion had set out
from Allehcfllgon nearly four hours
ago was merely fatiguing, never dan
gerous, and Virginia knew dint Miss
Port man was ?uTo ami not half as
inueli fi Ightoucd as siio protended.
They had started at 8, just as the
September sun bad begun to draw the
iii' hi chill out of the keen mountain
air. and now It was eloso upon 12.
Tho princess was hungry.
Iii Nordeck, the frontier town of
Ithaetla as you conio In from Ger
many, she had bought rucksacks for
herself and .Miss Portmon, to be used
i? 1 >? it just such mountain excursions
as Ibis, and today the brown canvas
i ,voro being tested for tho first
(I Each rucksack stored an ade
ijuate luncheon lor Ifs bearer, while on
lop, : ecu rod l>y straps passed across
Mi ? shoulders, lay a folded wrap to bo
used In case of rain.
\ Irglula's burden grow heavy as she
mounted, (hough at first Its weight had
' I rilling. When she bad waved
her hnndkerohlef at the turning and
i c I oul of Miss Porttnan's sight it
<.urn ! !?> her that It would be clever
to en the rucksack and satisfy her
appetite at tho same time.
The one difficulty was that In her
III position she could not safely
unstrap the bag from her shoulders,
open it. take out tho parcel of luncheon
and strap it ou again. The way was
too narrow and the rocks too slippery
to attempt such liberties. At a short
distance, however, and only a little out
of Hie path to the col she could see a
small green plateau, tho very place for
a rest. But could she reach it? Tho
girl stood still and looked wistfully
The place could be gained only by a
scramble over a ledge of formidable
locks and climbing In good earnest
here and there, yet if tho thing could
be done at all it could be done in ten
minutes, and to come back would be
comparatively easy. Virginia was
? The dear I.efitia will be eating her
own lunch by this time and won't miss
ni)' if my half hour is a long one," she
thought. "And, anyway. 1 saht half
an hour or s<?. That means almost any
thing when it comes to an argument."
Another moment and the girl had
Started. She was brave at first, but
when she had gone halfway?a way
which was longer and far more dlf
tlcult than she had fancied?she was
conscious of a certain sinking of the
heart. She even felt some qualms of
sympathy with tho sentiments and In
tentions Miss Tort man had expressed
and heartily wished herself back by
that good lady's side, but it was against
her principles to be conquered, especial*
ly when being conquered meant turn
ing coward or something like It, and
she scrambled on obstinately, ber
checks burning, her heart thumping
and her lips pressed together.
What a grim, remorseless giant the
mountain was, anil what a mere creep
ing tly upon Its vast shoulder she! Lit
tle cared the old mountain that sin?
was a royal princess anil that the em
peror who ruled the land of which It
was pan had the intention of marry
ing her. It WOUld thwart that Im
perial Intention without a qualm nor
turn a pebble if the poor litt 10 princess
toppled over its cruel shoulder and fell
in a small, crushed heap without ever
having loci od upon the face of the
Hhnctlan < tnporor.
Then Utero enmo a later moment
When, lila? Miss Portmon, whom she so
reo itly laughed l>> scorn, the princess
felt Hint she could neither go on nor go
back, Sin- was horribly homesick. She
wanted her mother and the garden at
Hampton Court and would hardly have
thrown a glance of Interest at Leo
pold if he hail appeared before her
eyes. There were tears In those eyes,
and she was hating the mountain and
all ithaetla with her whole strength
when from tho mysterious distance
around the corner of the plateau there
enmo the sound of a man's voice cheer
Never had a sound been so welcome
or seemed so sweet, it was to Vir
ginia aS (ho voice nf an angel. "Help,"
r lii- called -help:" first in English and
then, on second thought, in fthootlan.
The yodollng abruptly stopped, and a
man appeared round a corner of rock
beyond the green plateau. The sun
shone in his eyes, and he shaded thein
with bis hand to look up at. her. Vir
ginia stared hopefully, expectantly. A
glance photographod a tall figure In a
gray coat passemolled with green, a
Soft green Cap of felt, short trousers,
bare knees, knitted stockings, nailed
boots; thank heaven, no tourist, but
evidently a mountain man, a fciitde or
a chamois hunter perhaps ?at all
cents. Olid capable of coming to her
rescue. Those things she saw and
thought in a Hash, and then (he brown
hand that bail shaded his eyes dropped.
She eailght siglil of his face.
It w as the emperor.
A momotlt ago she had felt that she
COUld look at him with Indifference
OU I WOUld a thousand limes over pre
f r a gllmpSO of the dear old house at
Hampton Court, with an easy way to
reach It, but now everything was
changed. There was no longer any
danger. He wop (here. He wns coin
ing to help her. A power higher (ban
hi; bad arranged this as their first en*
Collator and WOUld not llAVO taken the
trouble to bring bin) to her here If
the mooting wen? t>> end in ignominy
ARE YOU "SURE
IThnt tho ico croam you buy Is strictly 1
)><> you know tlinl tlio nuikors'hands
wero clean, lltcs excluded from the factorv,
and freezers and otlior utensils kopt fu
Why take nny Minnen whore your health
Is concerned I Why not
MAKE AND FREEZE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM
In 10 MINUTES
FOR Ic. A PLATE with
Jell-0 ICE GREHJfl Powfler
It Is so onay. Simply utir contents of
olio lUo. paekagolntoa qnartof milk und
froMb, without cooking, lioattllg or tllO ad
dition of auytklug oho. This makes two
<iunrts of Ico eroain,rloan, pu ro und whole
lomo. A good Ico croam fraozor can bo
bought for a dollnr or two which will last u
for years, and will Boon save its cost,
^ -2 pnekagoa JKi.l.o ICH CKKAM Pow- 1
Flavors} Chocolate. Vanilla, Slr.tm- 9
Vberry. Lemon and Uttflavorcd, H
JSoUl l>y nil good grocors.
The Gcncscc Puro Food Co., Ic Roy, N. V. J
lit; had rim across (ho plateau. Now
tho nailed hoots were ringing Oil rock.
She could gaze down upon his head,
he was so close to her. He was look
ing up. What a noblo lace it was -
hotter than nil Hie pictures! And tho
Virginia was suddenly and wildly
happy. She could have sung for joy,
Slid down t)\c, steeply sloping rock.
a song of triumph, and, losing her head
a little, she lost her scant foothold as
well, Slipped, tried to hold oil, failed
and slid down the steeply sloping rock.
If the man had not sprung forward
and caught her she would probably
have rolled over the narrow lodge Oil
which ho stood and gone hounding
down, down the mountain side to her
death, but be did entch her and broke
the fall, so that she landed lightly be
side him and within an ace of being on
After all, it had been a narrow es
capo, but tho mail's arms were so
strong and his eyes so brave that Vir
ginia scarcely realized the danger she
had passed. It seemed so Inevitable
now that he must have saved her that
there wns room in her thoughts for no
dreadful might have been. W as it no!
the one man sent to her by destiny,
when if this thing had not boon ineanl
since the hour of her birth it might
easily have been some mere tourl t
sent by Cook?
All her life had but led up lo this mo
ment. Under tho SOfI hat of green felt
adorned With the heard of a chamois
was the face she had seen in dreams.
A dark, austere young face it was,
with more of Mars than Apollo in its
lines, yet to her more desirable than all
the ideals of all the sculptors sine?; the
world began. [Jo was dressed as a
chamois hunter, anil there was not him:
In tho well worn, almost shabby,
clothes to distinguish the wearer fro n
the type he choso to represent, but as
easily might the CAglC, lo which in her
heart she likened him. try to pass for a
barnyard fowl as this man for a peas
ant. So thought tin; princess.
Curiosities In the Museum cf the
Town of Schramborg.
In the town of Schramborg, In the
Black Forest district of W?rttemberg,
Qormany, where one of the chief In
dustries is clockmaking, there is an
Interesting museum of timepieces. The
COllOCton displays the kit dual develop
ment in the making Of clocks for many
Among tho curiosities are many of
great historical value. There is an
alarm clock constructed In the year
1080 for the use of travelers. In form
It resembles a lantern, and the interior
Is designed to hohl n lighted candle.
The candle is slowly pushed forward
by a spring, which also controls tho
mechanism of the clock. A little pair
of shears clip the w Uk of the candle
I automatically every minute to regulate
Its light. The lantern Is Inclosed with
movable slides, so that the sleeper Is
not at first disturbed hv the presence
Tho alarm is sot by Inserting a peg
In tho second dldl plate. When the
required hour arrives the alarm is
sounded, and at the same time the
movable slides fall, hooding tho room
Among the curiosities Is a Japanese
saw clock. The dock Itself produces
tho motive power by descending a
saw formed strip of metal, the teeth of
which operate the wheel of the clock
work. In another Japanese clock the
bnnd Is attached to n weight, which
sinks once In twenty four hours. The
time Is Indicated by a hand on the
TcUdvSntt Rlt? ami Icrmn
^ 'Cluunl'cilitiii'jifinite. OiicanpHea?
.GV<fi .Iiv itv.'""?' Slid burning wnsMtlou
TURNING OF THE WORM. 1
His Plain, Blunt, 8tr?ight to tlic Point
Talk to His Wife.
"Mrs. Lambert, I think we will have j
to 6ut ?lown expenses." remarked Mr. j
To bis intense surprise she made U0
reply. Then be grew bolder.
"And 1 am certainly of (lie oplnl ? ?
that you are spending too much money '
on gowns and bats."
Again no answer. Ills bravery jump
Cd Up another notch.
"And, Mrs. Lambert, I must say fur
thermore that we will have no more
teas or receptions."
Silence. Mr. Lambert grows daring,
"It Is simply an outrage the way you
lavishly expend my hard earned mon
ey. You have no consideration and al
low your extravagant ideas to carry y< i
oil' your foot. Do you realize that WO
are living beyond our means?"
"Do you know that I am making j
$100 a month and you are deliberately
spending $200? Can't you see (hefam
ily Is hound to land in tho poorli HlSeV"
Silence. Mr. Lambert's fortitude Is
"l have stood your Impositions loi g
enough, Mrs.? Lambert. Do you under
Stand? You have henpecked mo until
life Is now unbearable. Now 1 Intend
to take hold of tho reins. I will man
age affairs and you will obey."
There was a sudden crash. then a
yell. Mr. Lambert's head came Into
contact with the bedpost as Mrs. Lam
bert shook him furiously, and she ex
"Can't you keep your mouth shut
when you are asleep? What In the
world are you dreaming about any- i
way? It Is simply barbarous the way
you disturb my rest: after I work BO
bard all day keeping the liOUSO in or
der. And you know I am worn out
from tea this afternoon, yet" ?
And Lambert realized it was all a
dream and began nursing tho slowly
swelling bump on his head.?-Bohemian
MUSIC LOVING NAPLES.
It Has tlic Poorest and Happiest Peoplo
In the World.
It is estimated that a quarter of a
million people in Naples live from
hand to n\outh, and there are hundreds
of children who subsist out of the gar
bngo boxes and who sleep in churches
and on doorsteps.
The taxes In Italy to provide war
ships and to keep tho nation on a Avar
footing with the other powers are real
ly stupendous. There is a tax mi ev
erything, says the Delineator?grain In
the field, fruit on the vine, old bottles.
FUel and foodstuffs are very dear.
Only labor Is cheap. For the very poor
meat is a luxury unheard of, and oven
macaroni Is too dear to be hide'- 1 In
often. There are any number of per
ambulating street kitchens, where va
rious kinds of soup, cakes and fruits
are sold In portions costing 1 cent.
And yet those people seem very hap] .
Bands of musicians are always play
ing In the streets: the guitar and t'i v
mandolin are to be heard every '?"
on tho boats, in the hotels, atyd (ho
stranger is lulled to sleep by n soft
serenade under his balcony,
The story teller thrives in Naples, as
there are so many Idlers there. Ho Col
lects a little crowd around him and
proceeds In the most dramatic way, i
gesticulating wildly and working his ?
face lido tho most excruciating ex
pressions, to relate stories of adven
turo or other events, much to the edi
fication of his hearers, w ho to show '
their appreciation are often bQtrnyc I
Into giving a sou which might have ;
been better spent for bread or polenta. '
The public, letter writer is another
street dignitary of Importance am! In '
great demand, especially with timid
and buxom maids of nil work who
have themselves neglected to learn
tho art of writing. Of Stich tho public
letter writer holds all the secrets of
their loves and Is often their adviser
as well us amannonsis.
Garlic eaten raw will cure a cold in
tho head, grip or iutlnenza In the first
stages, but In <tisos where prejudiced
people refuse to test Its virtues Irish
moss lemonade made after the well
known llaxseed lemonade rcoipo and
taken for both meat rind drink star;:
next on the list.
Pineapple Juice will relievo Inflam) i I
tlon of the throat In I bo most advanced
and chronic eases and will euro all or
dinary attacks. In both mom bra U oil
Croup and diphtheria pure pineapple
juice either raw or from tho canned
fruit will cure when the entire apothe
cary shop has been tried and found
Von Huttcn's Misery.
Very sad was tho fato of Ulrich von
Hutten, one of the greatest writers
Germany hns over produced. Una bio
to earn a living, lie was reduced to
tramping through tho country, hogging
food and shelter from the peasants.
One bitter winter's night both were re
fused, and next morning he was found
frozen stiff and cold In the drift in-:
snow outside the village. "The only
Illing he died possessed ot besides the
rags he wore," says his biographer,
SSulnglln, "was a pen."
The Nub of the Thino.
"Man runs to Cliques," audibly rumi
nated a grizzled Cltlj.Cn. "He thinks
pretty Woll of his country, of his state
Or province, Of his town. Of his own
street, and then W0 get at the nub Of
the thing- the man thinks roily well
of himself."?Kansas City New shook.
When a man is being oporatod on by
a barber It Is best for him tO keep his
mouth shut. The ease is different when
the patient Is In the dentbit's chair.
'%rMtws the blood
Painful boils and stubborn ulcers say as
plainly as anything can, "Your blood is
bad." No disease caused by bad blood
ever gets well of itself- -all such disease;
It is not hard to choose between the an
noyance and discomfort of bods, pimples,
salt rheum, skin diseases, rheumatism, and
the comfort of perfect health which Nyal's
Hot Springs Blood Remedy brings back to
you. Nyal's Hot Springs Blood Remedy
is powerful in combating blood diseases,
although it contains no mercury or potash,
for it is made by an improved formula, it.
is not like old-fashioned blood purifiers,
but is a real blood remedy prepared by
scientific pharmacists, and we ourselves
know from observation what it does. Ask
Laurens Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
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Everybody knows what that
means?the staunchest, b<
built, lightest running, best
material wagon on the market.
Not all dealers Hko to handle it because it costs them a
little more and they have to sell it for a little more than
We Choose To Sell
Tine Wagon of Quality.
Wo believe wc know what the people of this community want.
While it cos ts a little more than others it is worth a great deal more.
Eves'y Milburn Is Worth More Than It Costs.
It's worth while to buy right while yon are at it. Get the wagon
that I . not going to bother you with tire settiuf,', breakdowns, e,lc.
Wo have that wagon.
COME IN AND LET US TALK MILBURN TO YOU.
aglas Gray & Co*
....THIS BANK ....
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Wc not only offer our depositors every facility to
found in a modern institution, together with
courteous consideration and the best of service,
but wc also assure you of Security for your
money, Strength and Stability in management
We will appreciate your business.
The Bank for Your Savings.
F?EO u s r>/\T omcc
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