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story cvj of the LADY ARABELLA By MOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL (Copyright, 1906, Bobbb-MorrlU Co.) SYNOPSIS. At 14 years of age Admiral" Sir Peter Hawkshaw's nephew fell deeply In love at first sight with L>ady Arabella Stor mont, who spurned his attentions. The lad, an orphan, was given a berth as mid shipman on the Ajax by his uncle. Giles Vernon, nephew of Sir Thomas Vernon, lecarne the boy's pal. They attended a [heater where Hawkshaw's nephew saw Lady Arabella. Vernon met Philip Over lon, next in line for Sir Thomas Vernon's estate. They started a duel which was in terrupted. Vernon, Overton and Hawk shaw's nephew found themselves attract ed by pretty I.ady Arabella. CHAPTER ll.—Continued. "In a week, perhaps; possibly not for two weeks." And the surgeon de parted. As soon as he was out of the room, Giles sent for pen and paper, and with the most painful effort, guiding his right hand by his left, managed to indite the following epistle to Capt. Overton: Pheenlx Inn, Portsmouth, Friday. "Dear Sir: "This is to Inform you that I met with a most unfortnlt axerdent while coming down on the coach. My friend and mess mate, the Infant admiral which you saw with me, had read the story of Gehu in the Bible or Homar, I forget which, and aspired to drive four horses. Which he did, with the result that my right arm was rentched out of place, and the rascal ly doctor who sett it says I cannot use it for some days. This is most unfortnlt, as it delays the pleasure we antissipated in our meeting. You will here from me as soon as I am recovered. The only thing witch disturbs me is that if we both go to Davy Jones', twil please that old cur mudgin, Sir Thomas Vernon, bad luck to him. Believe ine, sir. "Your much obliged and "Most obedient servant, "GIL.ES VERNON, "Mid. on H. M. S. Ajax." Giles gave me this to read, and I pointed out several mistakes he had made iu spelling, although the tone of the letter was gentlemanlike, as everything was that Giles did. With great vexation and some difficulty, he added a postscript. "I'. S Please excuse speling as my arm is very paneful. G. V." At that moment a marine from the Ajax bounced, breathless and in great excitement, into the room. "We are to sail with the tide, to night, sir!" he said. "The admiral passed the messenger on the road; the jib is loose, and the blue peter fly ing"—and out he ran, to notify the oilier absentees. Giles seized the paper, and added laboriously: "P. S. No. 2. I am just enformed that the Blue Peter is flying from the Ajax, and that, my dear sir, signifies that we are about to sail. Our meeting must be postponed, for god knose when we will eat fresh butter again. But you shall liear from me. G. V." And lhat night we sailed with the tide. CHAPTER 111. We were ordered to join Sir .Tolin Jervis' fleet, in the Mediterranean without the loss of a day, and, when the tide served at nine o'clock that night, Sir Peter Hawkshaw was ready for it. The officers, who knew Sir Peter's capacity for picking up his anchors at short notice, were general ly prepared, and were but little sur prised at, the sudden departure of the ship. The men, however, are never prepared togo, and the ship was be sieged. from the time she showed the blue peter until she set her topsails, by the usua| crowd of bumboat women, sailors' wives, tavern-keepers, shop deal ers, and all the people with whom Jack trades, and who are loath to part with him for reasons of love or money. Al though all of the stores were on board, there were market supplies to get, and the midshipmen were in the boats con stantly until the last boat was hoisted in, just as the music called the men to the capstan bars. It was a brilliant moonlight night, a good breeze was blowing, and the Ajax got. under way with an unusual spread of sail. As we passed out the narrow entrance into the roads, the wind freshened and the great, ship took her majestic way through the fleet, a mountain of can vas showing from rail to truck. The first few days I was overcome, as it were, with my new life and its duties. Two other midshipmen, junior to my self, had joined, so I was no longer the exclusive butt of the cockpit. We spent most of our spare time express ing the greatest longing for a meeting with the French, although for my own part, even while I was bragging the most, I felt a sickness at the heart when I imagined a round shot enter ing my vitals. Giles Vernon was still the deadest object of my admiration and affections —always excepting that divinely beautiful Lady Arabella But this was rather the admiration ,of a glowworm for a star. I had mr one else to love except Giles, and even a midshipman must love something, i I did not much trouble myself about that meeting, so far in the future, be tween Giles and Overton. Youth has no future, as it has no past. Naturally, I did not see mnch of ra+ T great-uucle, the admiral. He was a very strict disciplinarian, probably be cause he was used to discipline at home, and busied himself more with the conduct of the ship than the cap tain liked. The other midshipmen al leged that there was no love lost be tween Capt. Guilford and the admiral, and the captain had been heard to say that having an admiral on board was like having a mother-in-law in the house. Nevertheless, Sir Peter was a fine seaman, and the gunroom joke was that he knew how to command, from having learned how to obey un der Lady Hawkshaw's iron rule. One day the admiral's steward brought me a message. The admiral's compliments, and would I dine in the great cabin at five o'clock that day? I was frightened out of a year's growth by the invitation, but of course 112 responded that I should be most hap py. This, like my professed anxiety to meet the French, was a great lie. At five o'clock I presented myself, trembling in every limb. The first thing I noted in the cabin was a large portrait of Lady Hawkshaw as a young woman. She must have been very handsome. Sir Peter gave me two fingers, and turning to the steward, said: "Soup:' Soup was brought. We were mostly out of fresh vegetables then, and it was pea soup, such as we had in the cockpit. Sir Peter grumbled a little at it, and it was soon removed and a leg of pork brought on; a pig had been killed that day. "Aha!" sniffed Sir Peter, (i'lighted ly. "This is fine. Nephew, you have no pig in the gunroom to-day." Which was true; and Sir Peter helped me liberally, and proceeded to do the same by himself. The stew ard, however, said respectfully; "Excuse me, Sir Peter, but in the in terview I had ttie honor to have with Lady Hawkshaw before sailing, sir, she particularly desired me to request you not to eat pork, as it always dis agreed with you." "Wh-wh-what!" roared Sir Peter. "I am only repeating Lady Hawk shaw's message, sir," humbly re sponded the man; but I thought I saw, under all his humility, a sly kind of defiance. Sir Peter had no fear of either round, grape, or double-headed shot, and was indifferent to musketry fire. Likewise, it was commonly said of him in the service that if he were ordered to attack hell itself, he would He Turned His Back Every Time Sir Peter Filled His Glass. stand on until his jib caught fire; but neither time nor distance weak ened the authority over him of Lady Hawkshaw. Sir Peter glared at the steward and then at the leg of pork, and, suddenly jumping up, seized the dish and threw it, pork and all, out of the stern win dow. As I had secured my portion, I could view this with equanimity. The next dish was spareribs. The steward said nothing, but Sir Peter let it pass with a groan. It seemed to me that everything appetizing in the dinner was passed by Sir Peter, lit re sponse to a peculiar kind of warning glance from the steward. This man, I heard afterward, had sailed with him many years, and was understood to be an emissary of Lady Hawkshaw's. We had, besides the pea soup and roast pork, spareribs, potatoes, tur nips, anchovy with sauce, and a cus tard. Sir Peter, however, dined off pea soup and potatoes; but I observed that he was his own master as far as the decanters were concerned, and it occurred to me that, he had made a trade with the steward, by which he was allowed this indulgence, as I no ticed the man turn his back every time Sir Peter filled his glass. Dinner being over, the cloth re moved, and the steward gone, Sir Peter appeared to be in a somewhat better humor. His first remark was; "So you are fond of the play, sir?" I replied that i had been but once. "The time you went with Giles Ver non. If the coach had broken down between London and Portsmouth, we should have sailed without either one of you." J did not mention that, the coach had upset, but merely said that we thought there was no danger of any detention, and that Giles Vernon was in no way responsible for my going to London, as lie knew nothing about it until we met tue coach door. I was revolviiis is my mind whether I could venture to ask of the welfare of the divine Arabella, and suddenly a direct inspiration came to me. I re marked —with blushes and tremors, I must admit: "How very like Lady Arabella St"r --! montfniust i.ady Hawkshaw have been CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1909 at her age! And Lady Arabella Is a very beautiful young lady." Sir Peter grinned like a rat-trap at thlg awkward compliment, and re marked: •'Yes, yes, Arabella is like my lady, except not half so handsome. Egad, when I married Lady Hawkshaw, I had to cut my way, literally with my sword, through the body-guard of gen tlemen who wanted her. And as for her relations —well, she defied 'em, that's all." I tried, with all the little art I possessed, to get some information concerning Arabella out of Sir Peter; but beyond telling me what I knew before—that she was his great-niece on the other side of the house and first cousin to Daphne, and that her father, now dead, was a scamp and a pauper, in spite of being an earl —he told me nothing. But even that seemed to show the great gulf between us. Would she, with her beauty and her title, con descend to a midshipman somewhat younger than herself, and penniless? I doubted it, though I was, in general, of a sanguine nature. I found Sir Peter unbent as the de canters grew empty, although I would not for a moment imply that he was excessive in his drinking. Only, the mellow glow which pervades an Eng lish gentleman after a few glasses of good port enveloped him. He asked me if I was glad I had joined the service—to which I could say yes with great sincerity; impressed upon me my good fortune in getting in a ship of the line in the beginning, and gave me some admirable advice. I left him with a feeling that I had a friend in that excellent seaman, honest gentle man, and odd fish. Admiral Sir Peter Hawkshaw. When I went below, I told my mess mates all that had occurred, rather exaggerating Sir Peter's attentions to me, as midshipmen will. Then private ly I confided to Giles Vernon. I told what little I had found out concern ing the star of my soul, as I called Arabella, to which Giles responded by a long-drawn-out "Ph-ew!" I implored him, if he knew any of ficer in the ship who would be likely to be acquainted with Lady Arabella, to pump him for me. This he promised; and the very next day, as I sat on a locker, studying my theorems, Giles came up. "Dickey," said he, "Mr. Buxton knows the divine Arabella. She has a fortune of £30,000, and so has the dove-eyed little Daphme, all inherited from their granddad, a rich Bombay merchant. It seems that Lady Ara bella's mother bought a coronet with her money, and it, turned out a poor bargain. However, the earl did not live long enough to ruin his father-in law; and little Daphne's parents, too, died young, so the old Bombay mau left the girls his fortune, and made Sir Peter their guardian, and that means, of course, that Polly Hawk shaw is their guardian. Mr. Buxton says he would like to see the fortune hunter who can rob Polly of those two damsels. For Polly says rank and lineage are not everything. She her self. you know, dates back to the Saxon Heptarchy, though she did marry the son of your drysalting great grandfather. And she wants those girls to marry men; and what Polly says on that score is to be respected, considering that she married into a drysalting family to please herself, or to displease her relations, I don't know which. I should say, though, if you are honest and deserving, and mind your book, and get a good word from the chaplain, you will probably one day be the husband of little Daphne, but not of Lady Arabella; no man shall marry her while I live, that you may be sure of; but when I marry her, you may be side-boy at my wedding." I thought this speech very cruel of Giles Vernou, and believed that he did not know what true love was, else he could not so trifle with my feelings, although there was an echo of earnest ness in his intimation that he would kill any man who aspired to marry Lady Arabella. We were three weeks in the Bay of Biscay, thrashing to windward under topgallant sails, and expecting daily and hourly to run across a French man. We were hoping for it, because we found the Ajax to be a very weath erly ship and fast for her class; and both Capt. Guilford and Sir Peter, who had sailed in her before, knew ex actly how to handle her. And we \.ere to have our wish. For, one even ing toward suntset, we sighted a French ship of the line off our beam; and by the time we had made her out, a light French frigate was coming down the wind, and In an hour we were at it hammer and tongs with both of them. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Woman, the Illogical. Woman is not only barbarous —she is illogical and inconsistent as well, re marked a 1 .an of letters to a writer in the Nev Orleans Times-Democrat. I was walk jig in the country one day with a yoi ng woman. In a grove we came upo . a boy about to shin up a tree. There was a nest in the tree, and from a certain angle it was possi ble to see in it three eggs. "You wicked little boy," said my compan ion, "are you going up there to rob that nest?" "I am," replied the boy. "How can you?" she exclaimed; "think how the mother will grieve over the loss of her e§gs„" "Oh, she won't care," said Iho boy, "she's up there in your hat." How to Fish. On many occasions one n'glit im agine the fi»;\ saying to the anglers: "Take me whiU; I am in the humor;" but they take no notice of it, and often attemp: the feat when they are not. It is little U3e trying to catch iish either in the sea or fresh water when they are not la the humor to bite. —Fishing Gazette. rWvwnm TREADLE TO TOWN. The New Cycle-Skate for the Road Is Now Very Much in Evidence. With the present rage for roller skating on rinks, it is not surprising that the skate for use on the road should Roller Skating to Town. be in evidence?. It will be remembered that during the roller-skating boom of some 12 years or so ago a cycle-skate was put on the market. This differed, however, from the present form, inas much as progress was made by gliding in the fashion of the skater. The new skates are worked by treadles, much as treadle sewing machines and such like are operated. AID TO MEDICAL STUDENTS. Projectoscope Throws Operations on Screen by Use of Lens—Moving Pictures Can Be Secured. As a view or all the Intrica' 3 details of a surgical operation can be obtained only from a position just above the field of operation itself, the provisions for demonstrating operations to med ical students in a clinic are woefully inadequate. This position is occupied by the surgeon and his immediate as sistants. and the student can see very little unless he be one of the few al lowed to crowd about the table, where he is an inconvenience to those who are working. To remedy this fault a projectoscope has been designed which will throw a view of the operation from directly above it, onto a plate-glass screen forming a partition between the op erating room and the space reserved for seating the students. This is ac complished by employing a large lens and a surface mirror, which are fas tened to a fixture about 4% feet above the patient. Around the mirror is a glass shield five feet in diameter, the outer edge of which is studded with lights arranged to provide a uniform, brilliant Illumination without any shadows. As is shown in the illustration, the vertical light rays from the operating MAXIM'S NOISEL Patents having been obtained on it in 24 countries, Hiram Percy Maxim gave a demonstra tion and explana lion recently of his silencing device ft" - rifles before a imgm large number of representatives of newspapers and scientific publica get the inventor j made a scries of 5* -H; a experiments by fir lug a variety of —«j lilies, ranging in | power from a 22 =? caliber up to the !=§ new Springfield "0 Sp t caliber military j rifle. They were j fired both with and lencer," and the ' spectators—or per haps it. might be hotter to say auditors —marveled at the effect of the little device. It is said scientific tests show that 90 per cent, of the noise of ex plosion is eliminated. The "silencer" is a metal tube about mm ss'. field are transmitted, without, refrac tion, by a prism Into an enlarging cam era, which in horizontally suspended, and focused on tin; vertical screen. Moving pictures of an operation can be secured by attaching a moving pic ture machine to tin- apparatus. By this means an operation can be reproduced again and again for teaching purposes in medical colleges, or it can b<* thus reproduced In a physician's office, where he can study it at leisure, slow ly familiarizing himself with every de tail. DEVICE FOR TESTING EGGS. An Ingenious Invention Determines Whether Eggs Are Fresh or Stale. A well-known test for eggs consists in placing the eggs in water, when the bad ones will float, but of the eggs that sink there is no way of determin ing which are the fresher ones and how much less stale one may be than another. A very ingenious device has recently been invented which enables one to note the slightest variations in the eggs. The device consists of an aluminium air chamber comprising a main body portion and a stem. The latter is graduated, while at the bot tom of the body portion are two spring-wire loops shaped to engage and hold an egg. The device with the egg attached thereto is placed in wa ter and will sink to a depth depending upon the specific gravity of the egg. The freshest and best eggs sink the stem down until the water is on a level with the XX mark. Even if the egg registers 0 it shows that the egg is quite fresh and still has sufficient food strength to hatch a live chick. Mark 4 registers the limit of fair eat ing. At 8 the egg is fit for cooking only, while 12 shows that decomposi tion has set in. Not only is the tester valuable in the kitchen, but to the chicken raisers as well, as it tells how J—— I U U Egg Testing Device. much nutriment there is in the for the support of life in the chick, and during incubation it shows the prog ress of evaporation in the incubator as compared to normal hygrometric conditions as found in the eggs under the hen. The inventor of this egg tester is Dr. E. C. Waldorf of Buffalo, N. Y. Uniform Sparking Plug. Standardization of sparking plugs for automobiles has been attempted by the American Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers. The me chanical branch of this association for some time has been working 011 pro posed standards for the dimensions The form now agreed upon has a seven-eigliths-inch diameter of thread, 18 pitch, a shouldered or flanged seat one and one-eighth inch in diameter, a minimum length below the shoulder of one-half inch, and a hexagon head seven-eighths inch across the flats. seven inches long and an inch and a quarter in diameter, which can be fas tened quickly to the end of a rifle bar rel which has been provided with a thread for that purpose. Hitherto those who did not know Mr. Maxim's secret had an idea there was a valve in the "silencer" which stopped the rapid escape of the gases from the end of the barrel. It is these gases which cause the firing, ciple used in stopping or slowing up the gases is that or a negative turbine, and the process, in effect, is there verse of that used in driving boats with a turbine engine. There is a hole through the center of the "silencer" large enough to permit the easy pas sage of the bullet. As for the gases, they are given a rapid rotary motion by the device which prevents their es cape until this motion has died down The great advantages of the device according to the promoters, lie in the fact that in warfare the commands of officers can be heard and the con fusion of discharging guns will be eliminated. In hunting and target practice the elimination of the loud reports is of distinct advantage, and it is declared the device also lessens the recoil. PRESCRIPTION FOR NERVOUS MEN AND WOMEN—TRY IT The impairment of the nervous fore® In men and women is first manifested by extreme nervousness, sleeplessness, dread, worry and anxiety without rea son, trembling of the hands and limbs, with the slightest exertion, heart pal pitation, constipation, kidney trouble, and a general Inability to act ration ally at all times as others with health In their bodies do. In a half pint bottle get three ounces of syrup sarsaparilla compound and add to this one ounce compound fluid balmwort, and let stand two hours; then get one ounce compound essence cardiol, and one ounce tincture cado mene compound (not cardamom); mix all together, shake well and take a lea spoonful after each meal and one at re tiring. WHY, OF COURSE. . Tf o "Oh, Willie! You're going to fall!" "Naw, I ain't! I'm tryin' a new fancy style of skatin'—dat's all." Artificial Wants. Many a one, for the sake of finery on the back, has gone with a hungry belly and half-starved their families. "Silk and satin, scarlet and velvets," .til Poor Richard says, ";.ut out the kitchen fire." These are not the neo essaries of life; they can scarcely be called the conveniences; and yet only because they look pretty, how many want to have them! The artificial wants of mankind thus become more numerous than the natural; and as Poor Dick says:"For one poor person, there are a hundred Indigent."—Ben jamin Franklin. There Is more Catarrh In this section of the country than ail other diseases put together, and untU the ladt few years was supposed to be Incurable. For a great many years doctors pronounced it a local disease and prescribed local remedies, and by constantly falling to cure with local treatment, pronounced it Incurable. Science has proven CWtarrh to be a constitutional »iis ea.se. and therefore requires constitutional treatment. Hall s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney A Co., Toledo. Ohio, is the only Constitutional cure on the market. It is taken internally In doses from 10 drops to a teasnoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaees of the syscrn. They offer one hundred dollars for any case it falls to cure. M.-ntf for circulars and testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY Ac CO.. Toledo. Ohio. Sold by Druirulsts. 75c. Take Hail's Family PlUs for constipation. A Fable, Perhaps. When George Ade was coming from New Orleans last winter he noticed, among the race-track men on the train, one tan-shoed sheet writer with the largest feet he had ever seen. And he furthermore testifies and af firms that the sheet writer, on rising In the morning, discovered that the reporter had shlned one nhoe and • suit-case. —Success Magazine. Just What She Wanted. Mrs. Nurich was in the Jewelry • tore. "Here are some new souvenir spoons we have Just got in," said the clerk, placing a tray for her inspec tion. "Oh, ain't those lovely!" she ex claimed. "I must have some of those! Our cook makes such lovely sou venir!" Important to Mothers. Examine carefully every bottle of CASTOKIA a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it In list For Over ;SO Years. The Kind You Have Always Honshu Thought He Wanted Too Much. "This quarter doesn't sound right." said the smart clerk, ringing the coin on the counter. "I-Iuh!" growled the customer "What do you want for a quarter, any way? An opera solo with an orches tra accompaniment?" U59 Allen's Foot-Ease. It is the only cure for Swollen. Smart ing, 'fired. Aching, Hot, SweaMng l-Vel. Corns arid Bunions. Ask for Allen's I-'oot- Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. Cures while you walk. At all Drug gists and Shoo Stores, 25c. Don't accept any substitute. Sample sent I'UEK. Ad dress, Allen S. Olmsted, Leßoy, N. Y. It Is the man who can't do tliinss that is always telling others how to d.i them. Mr*. Wlnolow'H Soothing Syrnp. For children teething, softens the gums, reiluee« in- Uaimuatiuu. allaya pain, curus vtnil colli;. 23c a buttle. Stealing away from bad company la lustifiable larceny. Water Raises Itself Ji| " y^yuc IIIFK BXOmBCO.. 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