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THE LOVES ©/* the LADY ARABELLA I By I HOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL (Copyright, I'-**;, Bobbs-Merrill Co.) SYNOPSIS At 14 years of age Admiral Sir Peter Hawkshaw's nephew, Richard Glyn, (ell deeply in love at first sight with Lady Arabella Storniont, who spurned his at tentions. The lad. an orphan, was given a berth as midshipman on the AJax by Ills uncle. Giles Vernon, nephew of Sir Thomas Vernon, became tin- boy's pal. They attended a theater where Hawk shaw's nephew saw Lady Arabella. Ver non met Philip Overton, next in line for Kir Thomas Vernon's estate. They start ed a duel which was interrupted. Vernon, Overton and Hawkshaw's nephew found themselves attracted by pretty Lady Ara bella. The Ajax in battle defeated French warships in the Mediterranean. Richard Glyn got £2,000 prize money. He was called home by l.ady Hawkshaw as lie was about to "blow in" his earnings with Vernon. At a Hawkshaw party Glyn dis covered rhat Lad}' Arabella was a poor but persistent Rambler. He talked much with her cousin Daphne. Lady Arabella aguin showed love for gaming. Later she held Glyn and Overton prisoners, thus delaying the duel. In the Overton-Ver non duel, neither was hurt. Lady Ara bella humiliated Richard by her pranks. Richard and (Jib s shipped on a frigate. Giles was captured by the French. Sir Peter arranged for his exchange. Daph ne showed a liking fur Glyn, who was then 21 years of age. Giles « is released. Giles and Richard planned elopements. Sir Peter objected to the plan tip wed Daphne. By clever ruses Giles and Rich ard eloped with Lady Arabella and Daphne, respectively. The latter pair were married. Daphne was pleased; Ara bella raved in anger. When the par ty returned. Arabella asked Sir Peter to aid in prosecuting Giles in court on the charge of committing a capital crime. CHAPTER IX.—Continued. As soon as Giles was lodged in jail, Sir Peter and Lady Hawkshaw, Daph ne and I went immediately to see him. We drove in state, in a coach and four, with outriders. Sir Peter in his uni form, with his sword, and I also in uniform; for our object was to testify publicly our regard for Giles and de testation of the prosecution for his life which was on foot. U'e reached the great gloomy build ing, and the turnkey immediately showed us to Giles' room. It was one of the best rooms in the place, and would have been comfortable enough had it not been in a prison. He was delighted to see us. kissed Lady Hawkshaw's hand, and gave Daphne a hearty smack on the cheek. He looked well, and I expected to lind him hopeful; but he seemed to regard his fate as fixed, although it in no wise disturbed his cheerfulness. Sir Peter at once told him that everything possible should be done for his de fense, and that eminent counsel were then on their way from London for him: and he and Lady Hawkshaw would bear all the costs of the trial. "And we," cried Daphne, "claim the *ight to help; and when you are ac quitted, you will find all your debts paid and need not trouble yourself where the money comes from." Tears sprang to Giles' eyes at this, and he looked gratefully upon us all. "Dear friends," he said, "I thank you; but I shall not be acquitted. Sir Thomas Vernon and Lady Arabella Storniont thirst for my blood, and by my own folly I have put the noose arotird my neck. But I say to you frot the bottom of my heart that I rather would die upon the gibbet than be married to Lady Arabella. God was good to me in giving her to me as my enemy instead of my wife." There was something in this; for what man could think, without shud dering, of taking Arabella Stormont to wife? I saw that Giles had completely re covered from his madness. He blamed no one. frankly acknowledging his own folly, and bore himself as became an officer and a gentleman. Sir Peter would by no means admit there was the smallest chance of an adverse verdict; but although I could not bring myself to believe that the extreme penalty of the law would be carried out, yet I thought it very like ly that the case was too plain for Giles to escape conviction. The conduct of Daphne and Lady Hawkshaw to him was such that I came out of the jail w'.th a deeper reverence, a higher es teem for women than I had known be fore, although I had always believed them to be God's angels on earth (with a few exceptions). So gentle and caressing was Daphne, so boldly and determinedly friendly was Lady Hawk shaw, that it did one's heart good. Daphne announced her intention of going to see Sir Thomas Vernon and pleading with him, while Lady Hawk shaw threatened to give him her opinion of him publicly, which was, in deed, a dreadful threat. The trial came off at the February assizes, and on the night before was the great assize ball. The word was passed around that all of Giles Ver non's friends were to attend this ball, by way of showing our confidence— alas! —in his acquittal. Therefore, on tnat night, we—that, is, the Hawk shaw's. Daphne and I —were to go to the ball in ail the state we could muster. We had taken lodgings at York for tlis trial. The evening: of the ball found the streets crowded as I had never seen them before. The great ease, which would be reached within a day or two, brought crowds to attend the assizes, many persons coming even from Lon don. These were chiefly gentlemen of the nobility and gentry who were friends of Giles Vernon's, lor never man had so many friends. It was a cold, bright February night; and the street in front of the assize hall where the ball was held was packed with chariots, chaises, and people on foot, flaring torches and bawling footmen, as if it were a Lon don rout. As our carriage passed the entrance, the way was blocked by the judges' chariots, from which they de scended in state. Our coachman, whip ping up to get the next place in line, locked wheels with the coach of Sir Thomas Vernon. He sat back, his tace visible by the lamps in the court yard, and as unconcerned as if the case which had brought us all to York was one of his servants beating the watch, instead of the trial of his rela tive and heir on a capital charge. The crowd showed its disapproval of Sir Thomas by hurling abusive epithets at him, which only caused him to smile. But he had another enemy to encounter, which was Lady Hawk sliaw, and in full sight and hearing of the judges, as they stepped with stately tread up the stairs, occurred a battle a mort between her and Sir Thomas Vernon, to the intense en joyment. of the crowd, which was up roariously on Lady Hawkshaw's side. Neither Sir Peter nor I took any part in the fray, seeing Lady Hawkshaw had the best of it from the start, and that, woman against man, the populace was heartily with her. It began by Lady Hawkshaw's put ting her head out of the coach and saying at the top of her voice—and what a voice! —"Good evening. Sir Thomas. We are called here upon a sad occasion, but I hope that English justice will prevail to save the life of that gallant young man, your heir, Giles Vernon." To which Sir Thomas, with a wicked grin, replied: "We may safely leave that, to the jury and to their honors, the lords • ' ~~ "Good Evening, Sir Thomas.'' justices, madam. But if a young vil lain steals an heiress against her will, he incurs the extreme penalty of the law." "Yes," replied Lady Hawkshaw, "I dare say you think the law will deal by Giles Vernon as it did by poor Jack Bassett, whom you got transported for life for killing a hare whiclf was al ready half dead; or as it served Tobias Clark, the blacksmith, whom you got hanged for stealing one of your sheep." These things were true, and the crowd gave three loud groans for Sir Thomas Vernon. Before he could got his breath to reply, Lady Hawkshaw continued: "No wonder you are afraid to sleep without candles burning in your room all night, Sir Thomas." Sir Thomas ground his teeth, and called: "Back your horses, coachman, and drive out." But. the crowd would by no means permit it, holding on to the wheels, and shouts resounded of; "Good for your ladyship! Hawkshaw forever!" Sir Peter lay back laughing, while Daphne, by way of encouraging the people, clapped her hands and kissed Lady Hawkshaw on the cheek. "And let me tell you, Sir Thomas," continued that excellent and indomit able woman, "that because no woman could ever be induced to elope with you, there is no reason why runaway marriages should not be the happiest in the world. I defied my family and as good as ran away with Sir Peter Hawkshaw, and he was as poor as Giles Vernon; but, like him, he was a true and gallant gentleman, and God bless the day I married him!" At this there was tremendous cheer ing for Sir Peter, and he took off his hat and bowed, kissing Lady Hawk shaw's hand. Sir Thomas responded by calling out airily: "May I ask your ladyship if Sir Peter was a free agent in the affair of your marriage? for I believe he is not generally held accountable for his actions since that day." Sir Peter's eyes flashed at that, but Lady Hawkshaw cried back: "Right you arff, Sir Thomas, for have him I would, and if be had not agreed to marry me I should have died of disappointment. Nor has he been a free agent since that day— not for one moment free from my love, my ad miration, and my solicitude. I knew you well, Sir Thomas, 40 years ago CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1909. (this was a cruel thrust, for Sir Thom as was notoriously touchy about lu nge) and I would 110 moro have run away with you than I would this night —and God knows no woman in all the three kingdoms would go with you now!" The delight of the crowd was ex traordinary. I believe they would have mobbed Sir Thomas, except that they felt that Lady Hawkshaw could indict the more exquisite misery on him. The judges, still going up the steps slowly, probably heard every word of this controversy. The crowd then parted, and taking Sir Thomas' horses by the bits, forced them to give place to Lady Hawkshaw's coach, and she descended amid the loudest cheers of the populace. Within the splendid ballroom Lady Hawkshaw's triumph was even more marked. Numbers of great people ilocked around her; many of them had been witnesses of her battle royal with Sir Thomas, and the story had quickly spread to the rest. Lady Hawkshaw, in spite of her oddities, had always maintained the respect of all who knew her, and never saw I a woman who bore, under all circumstances, more unmistakably the air of a great lady; whether squabbling with Sir Peter, laying down the law to the world at large, or speaking bad French, she was invariably the woman of quality. The scene of the ball was so gor geous that even my sad heart took note of it. The hall was ablaze with wax lights, and a huge band of musi cians brayed and trumpeted. The lords justices, the lords lieutenants of the three Hidings, and many other persons were in full court costumes, and the ladies' trains of brocade and velvet were a sight to see. And 1 may be par doned for saying that Mistress Rich ard Olyn was by no means the least handsome of the women present. By Lady Hawkshaw's command we were all to look cheerful, and, when I saw the outpouring of popular ap proval upon us as Giles Vernon's next friends, my heart grew less heavy. Lady Hawkshaw seated herself in a large chair at the end of the hall, where she held a kind of court. She wore a gown of some sort of crimson stuff, with a great tail to it, and on her head was a turban with a bird ol paradise in it, and 011 top of that her huge diamond tiara. Everybody flocked to pay her court, and the lord lieuten ant of the East Hiding asked the honor of her hand to open the ball. Sho promptly agreed, with the added re* mark that she bad not danced for 30 years. Sir Peter attempted to inter pose. "You can not do it, my lady," he said. "You will trip up and break your leg." "Not unless you trip me up, Sir Peter," responded her ladyship, who was totally unable to keep up the tur tle-dove style toward Sir Peter for any appreciable length of time. "My legs are as good as the lord lieutenant's, thank God! and I shall have pleasure in dancing with his lordship." Obeying a look from her, Daphne ac cepted a partner, and I secured one in the lord mayor's daughter. Sir Thomas Vernon, who was then in the hall, had the ineffable impudence to wish to dance in the country dance with us, but he was met everywhere with cold cold looks and refusals. The ladies of the lords lieutenants were all en gaged; so were their daughters. It wa: a picture to see him going along the line of ladies sitting against the wall, being repulsed by allT and his com posure under these embarrassing cir cumstances was the most extraordin ary thing I ever saw. He wore a smile upon his sickly, but handsome face all the time, and, at last, he found a part ner in the person of a monstrous ugly woman, whose husband was in the hides and leather trade. We took our places. Lady Hawk shaw and the lord lieutenant, a fine, handsome man, many years younger than she, at the head of the room. And then the musicians struck up, aud Lady Hawkshaw began to dance. (TO BE CONTINUED.) HOW THE PYRAMIDS WERE BUILT Theory That Explains Expenditure of Time and Labor. No one lias been able to decide how the enormous stones in the pyramids were handled; for, even allowing for the vast army of men, some sort of mechanical contrivance must have been used. One theory is that as each course of stone was laid a sand embankment was built around it with long, easy slopes so that the stones for the next course could be pushed on rollers and slid into place, without any actual lifting, and so on, the pyramid being in fact buried as fast as it was built, until the top was reached, when the stupendous job of removing the sand embankment was commenced. This might account for the vast army of laborers used; for instance, it is said that in building the great pyramid of Cheops 100,000 men were employed for 30 years, although the quarry from which the stone was ob tained was nearly 3,000 feet from the pyramid.—Engineering Magazine. Has Many Crowns. The czar has as many crowns as a fashionable lady has hats. He is re garded by his people as a religious as well as a secular monarch, and there fore has crowns for every possible state occasion. The Russian imperial crown is modeled after a patriarchal miter. Five magnificent diamonds, resting on a huge glowing ruby, form the cross at the summit. Diamonds and pearls of utmost perfection ren der this crown unrivaled among all others, and there is one sapphire in it. which is said to be the linnet stone of its kind ever miuud. ,SSctbinet "SQUEAKING DOORS." HEY any I'm rather deli cate and puny-like and WjPai I'm always rather poorly; jP#T\ my constitution's frail. / Hot I have noticed all rny f -j/1 / life that folks with Jit* ■ JJ aches and twinges, jgjWgi/—ID Live n(?es! It's .the I squeaking door that lianas Ions; on its A\ liingcs! There was my Uncle Reu ~ben; always seemed so strong and weil, But people say ho can't «• ""SI live long, since that Sift pneumonia spell, And Cousin John—he's always bragged about that wife o' his, So healthy—till she up and died with sudden rlieuniatiz. No, sir, of bale and hearty folks we can not be too sure; "The good die young," and nobody, by rights, can feel secure. Of folks that seem so gay and peart, wa can't bo certain, ever. But sickly ones, like squeaking doors, will creak and squeak forever. The Banting System. This scheme of diet was first popu larized by William Banting of Lon don. England, who addressed to the public a letter on Corpulence, in 1863. Banting suffered from surplus flesh so extreme as to force him to "go downstairs backward." He tried vari ous medicines and forms of exercise "without success, until finally advised to abstain from "bread, milk, butter, sugar and potatoes." In lieu of these he adopted a diet of lean meat, fish, any vegetable (ex cept potatoes, and a limit of one ounce of bread at a meal. On this regimen Canting reduced his weight marvelously. He found sugar to bo the most fattening—five ounces in one week adding one pound to his weight. "Milk, sugar, and but ter are the human beans," he said, because he found them to have the same effect thnt a diet of beans have upon a horse, very fattening. The characteristic of the Bant ing diet is the great predomina tion of proteids. Carbohydrates, of which sugar and potatoes are so largely composed, are strictly forbid den. Every scheme of diet for the reduc tion of flesh includes advice against variety in food, as that tends to in crease appetite. BACK HOME. C AST summer I made up ift'Lr,- W. my rn ' r "i' l'd take a holiday. And go back to the home I had /rj * s>ot sepn for many a day. t IJut P eo P lo said: "You're N'sjsjTii/ ,fr~* foolish, Jane, Ils a w-ild-goose / IW; chase. Ir' % Your family and friends / n/ ' L. are dead— Why, you won't know * . Re?' the place!" But all the same, I went, P ' it] and my! I had a splendid time! I started when the bloom and blush Of summer was in prime. Tis true, my girlhood friends were gone, But every stick and stone Was full of them—with memory You know, we're not alone. The children all were gone, but thera The old brick school-house stood; The little bridge; the crooked path; I'orget them? Ah, who could! The trees, the everlasting hills, The brook, the sky for frame, All these were there, and to my eyes The old home was the same. Appropriate Salads. To serve after & fish course or heavy meats the salad should be a crisp vegetable, preferably cucumbers or tomatoes, with French dressing With game, serve chicory, water cress or any kind of lettuce. With roasts, the best salad is of lettuce with apple or any light fruit. Garlic in potato salad is liked by epicures and a clove of garlic rubbed around the salad bowl is enough to give it flavor. Heavy meat salads are sometimes served at dinner, but they do not in terfere with the delicate salad which accompanies the meat or fish. They must, however, be served first; no salad after the meat. Bridget's Beatitudes. Blessed are the pantry shelves which are painted white and then fin ished with a thin coat of white eti amel. They are easily kept clean, and dirt can Hot hide from sight. Blessed is the kerosene for the re moval of tar from the hands or china. Blessed is the pan of water placed In the oven with the potatoes to hasten their baking. Blessed is the little boiling water added to the omelet while it is cook ing to prevent its getting tough. Blessed is the white of egg applied to the inside of jelly molds or glasses. The jelly will then turn out easily. "Empyreuma." This is the word with which cooks denominate the slight burnt taste of meat, fish or any animal dish. It is not always unpleasant, and, indeed, in some places on the continent of Europe, it is thought to add an at traction. To Wash Lettuce. Add salt to the water; it helps to loosen the dirt, %and and the tiny bugs harbored by the leaves. Scum on Jelly. This should all be removed before pouring into glasses, jars, etc. Other wise, air is allowed to enter as the scum evaporates. S The Place U Buy Cbeip S ) J. F. PARSONS' 5 RHEUMATISMS LUIBIQO, SCIATICAI NEURALGIA andl KIDNEY TROUBLEI "t-MOPS" taken Internally, rids the blood B of the poisonous matter and aoida which H are the dlreot oauses ot these dtseaaos. 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