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Under the Rose By FREDERIC S. ISHAM, Autlwr of "The Strollers." Copyright. 1903, by Bowen-Merrill Company. CHAPTER VI.Continued. Arrival of the Duke. "The king, knaves'" cried a giimj estray -with bells upon his person that jingled like those of a Jewish high pi lest, to a group of players and gamesteis 'Al- ready my mouth wateis at the thoughts of the wedding feast, and the scraps and bones that will be thiown away Theie I warrant vou we 11 all find hearty cheer " "Why are fools e % er welcome at a wed- ding'" asked a singing scholar Because there are two in theceremonv and the rest make the chorus answered a philandeiing mime 'And our menv monaich goeth down the road to met one of the two," said a close-cropped rogue "Well, he's a bra\e knight to come so far to jie'd himself captiveto a woman ' fsUuned the student 'As Horace tfth- Thou calumlnator' shilmp of a man' ' reclaimed a dark-biowed drab dressed like a Sipsy, seizing the scholai s short doub let ' An I get at j ou "Take the garment s ou harridin not the man ' he retorted slipping dtftl out of the Jet kin and dancing away to a safe distance. Ha' theies wedded bliss for jou' " laughed a man in Franciscan attiie a rough rascal disguised as one of thobe priests called ' God's fools or Christ s fools " "A week ago, when I married them they weie billing and cooing But to jour holes children' When the king returns he would not ha\e his guest gaze upon such scareciows and tiollops Dis perse and Beelzebub take \ou' And as the group scattered the sound of beating horses' hoots died away in the distance Francis was unusualh good-humored that day Apprised b\ a herald that the duke and his followers were nearing the castle, he had sent the messenger back announcing a trj sting place and now rode forth to meet his guest and escort him with honoi to the castle Upon a noble steed black as night the monarch sat. the saddle and tiappings cilmson in coloi, the stirrup and bit of gold, a jauntj plume of white ostrich feathers waving above the jottv mane The costume of the king's stalwart figure displaced a splendid eult of plate armor enriched with chased work and ornament in gold his appear ance In keeping with his chaiacter of monaich and knight who sought to revive the spiilt of chlvalrv at a period when the practical modern tendencies seriously threatened to undermine the practices and traditions of a once-exalted, but now fast failing institution for the regulation of morals and conduce B his side, less radiant only in com parison with the august monarch, rode the rank and quality of the realm with silver and spangles, and fluttenng plumes and scabbards gleaming with jewels and girdles adorned with rich settings Turiously galloping behind came an attenuated snow-white charger bearing the hunchback A blad der dangling over his shoulder, his bag pipe hanging from his waist Tilboulet bobbed frantically up and down clinging despeiately to the saddle or winding his legs about the charger s neck to preserve his equilibrium ' You would better jog along more quietly fool observed a courtier warn ingly "or vou will suffei for it" 'Alas sir replied Triboulet "I stick my spurs into my horse to keep him quiet, but the more I prick him the more unruly X And the obstinate beast The king who heard, laughed, and the dwarf's heart immediately expanded, au gurlng he should soon be restored to the monarch s fav or for since the night he buffoon had failed to answer the duke s jester in Fools' hall Francis had received Triboulet s advances and small pleas antries with terrifying coldness In fact the dwarf had never passed such an un comfortable period during his career, save on one memorable occasion when a band of mischievous pages had set upon him carried him to the scaffold and nailed his enormous ears to the beam Now, re assured burning with delight the jester spuried presumptuously forward no long er feeling bound to lag In the lear "Go back'" cried an angry knight ' I can not bear a fool on my I lght ' Triboulet reined in his horse but pushed ahead on the other side of the rider who had spoken I can bear it veiy well, ' he retorted and found his pioud reward in the com rany s laughter The remark howevei passed from lip to lip to the king and the misshapen jester felt his little cup of happiness filled once more to the brim his old prestige seemed coming back to him, holding his position in the road, he gazed disdainfullv at the disgruntled knight and the other returned th look wlth one of hearty ill-will muttering an joyment he derived from the conversa- lmprecatlon and warning just above his breath "Sire " called out Triboulet loudly now above fearing com tier knight or any high official of the realm "the Count de Plsei one says he will beat me to death If he does good naturedly answered the king ' I w 111 hang him quarter of an hour afterward " ' Please your majesty, hang him quai - ter of an hour before " Thus right pleasantly with quip and jest and manv a smart sally did the monarch and his retinue draw near the meeting epot where at a fork of the road, beneath the shade of overhanging branches, were already assembled a goodly group of sol diers Beyond them, at a respectful dis tance stood many beasts of burden, heav ily laden, the great packs promising tores of rare and costlv gifts At the. head of the troopers was a thick-set man with broad shoulders and brawnv frame mounted on a powerful gray horse This leader whom th appioaching company surmised to be the duke, sat motionless as a statue gazing steadfastly at the shining armor and gallant figuie of the \ king who spurred to him a friendly greet ing on his lips Then, lightly springing to earth and throwing his bridle to one of his troop, the foreign noble approached the royal horseman on foot and, bending his head, knelt bjfoie nim, lespectfully kissing his hand Grim, silent, with hardened faces the duke's men regarded the scene their dusty attire (albeit rich enough beneath the marks of travel), sun-burned visages and stolid manner In marked contract with the bearing and aspect of the king's gay following One of the alien tioop pulled a red mustachio fiercely and eved a blithe popinjay of the court with quiz zkal superioiity, the otheis lemained, stock-still, but obseivant 'I see you are punctual and waiting, noble sir " bald the monarch gaily when the initial formalities had been complied with "But that is no more than should be expected from an impatient bride groom " Then gazing curiously - yet with penetrating look, on the features of bis guest who now had lisen You ap pear sllghtlv older than I expected from the letter of our deal friend and brother, the emperoi " And truly the dike's appearance was that of a man more neailv live and thirty than five and twenty his face vfas brown from exposure and upon his brow the scar of an old sword wound vet a fearless dashing countenance, an eve that could kindly to headlong passion and a thick set neck rnd heavy jaw that bespoke the foeman who would battle Tho Journal, 9 he leplied with com posite 'That must needs be since liv ing in the s irtdle ..iges a man ' TruU returned the monarch in stinctively laving his nand uoon his sword The clash of arms the thunder of hoofs, the waving bann^s y as glory is a seductive mistiess who robs us of our vouth Have I not wooed her and foundgrav ha lis' Who shall h e me back those days"" ' Historv v our majtstv shall give them to posterity * answered the duke 'Even those we lost to Charles'" mut tered the king, a shadow passing over his countenance "Glory, Sire is a mistress sometimes fickle in her favors" ' And yet we live but for" He broke off abruptly, and with the eve of a tiained commander tur\eve the dukes men Daredevils, daredevils all' he mut tered Rough-looking fellows Sire' ' apolo gized the duke, "but tried and faithful soldiers Somewhat dusty and road worn ' And his eyes turned meaningly to the kings suite, the flashing girdle of silver, the shining hilts, the gorgeous cloaks and even the adornment of rib bons 'Nay ' said Fiancis, meditatively, "on a rough journey I would fain have these flre-eiters at my back They look as tho they could cut and hew ' 'Moderately well, your majesty," answered the duke with modesty ' Will you mount sir and ride with me 9 Yonde r isnoble the castle and in the castle is a certain fair lady whom you no doubt fain would see " Long gazed the Duke of Friedwald at the distant venerable pile of stone, the majestic turrets and towers softly float ing in a dreamv mist, the setting fresh, woody, green Long he looked at this inviting picture and then breathed deeplv Ah sire I would the meeting were over, he remarked in a low voice 'Why so sir9 ' asked the king, in sur praise "Do you fear you will not fancy the lady9 ' "I fear she mav not fancy me," re torted the nobleman soberly 'Your own remark Sire, that I appear older than vou had expected9' he continued, grave - ly significantly "A recommendation In your favor," laughed the monarch "I ever prefer sober manhood to callow youth about me. The one is a prop stanch tried, the other a reed that bends this way and that, or breaks when you press It too hard " "I should be lacking in gratitude were I not deeply appreciative of your majesty's singular kindness " replied the duke his face flushing with pleasure "But your majesty knows womankind" "Nay, I ve studied them a little, but know them not retorted Francis, dryly And It la unlikely the lady may find me all her imagination has depicted," went on the nobleman with palpable em barrarssment "My noble master, the emperor, hathregarding me still as but a stripling from his own vantage point of age and wisdom^presented me a young man in his proposals But tho I'm younger than I look and feel no older than I am how voung how old, shall I seem to the princess9"or Young enough to be hei husband, old enough foi her to look up to," answered the monarch reassuringly Again * objected the duke, medita tiv ely i egardlng the castle, ' she may be expecting a handsome, debonair bilde groom, and when she sees me"ruefully veying himself"what will she say "What will she *HE MINttEA^BfjS JOURNAL/ Startling * Friday Bargains You will remsmb er that we announced last week our decision to make a feature ef the Friday Basement selling. It was a huge success. And now we are prepared to handle bigger crowds than ever and offer abundant bargains at Glass Block prices, which, as everybody knows, are placed at the lowest point. * China Specials, Basement. CHILDS' SETSGerman china Cup and Saucer and Plate, decorated with children's heads and facesnew AC goodsspecial per set. WW +o bieath Older, she the last FRUIT BOWLS-Thin china, dainty decorations and gold designsspecial 4 0g* finish, each full large sizes, various ASSORTED CHINADecorated Cups and Saucers, Plates, Cream Pitchers, Fruit Saucers, Pin Trays, etc., 4b* special each Ribbons, Veilings and Collars. RIBBONS AT NEARLY HALF PRICE-1,000 yards of pure silk taffeta ribbon 3 inches wide, in white and all colors regular price, 19c this sale, in basement, 4A only, yard VEILING500 yards of veiling, in black, white and all the latest colors, some plain, some with large and some with very small dots regular price, 25c and 35c this sale, sffe** while it lasts, yard 1 tiC LADIES' EMBROIDERED COLLARS-50 dozen Ladies' Embroidered Turnover Collars, in different designs, some beautiful effects regular 10c, 15c and 25c goods this C A sale, while they last, each %3\M FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAROdds and ends in Children's natural or camel's hair underwearVests, Pants "#K or Drawers regular price 25c. Special to close, each lOv WOMEN'S HOSE-Women's fast black heavily fleeced Cotton Hose, high spliced heels, and double sole and fashioned ankle. A bargain at, pair *. CHILDREN'S HOSE-Children's fast black, heavily ribbed Cotton Hose, double knees all sizes. Friday, A 1 -^ per pair Basement Shoe Bargains. Children's Dongola Kid Lace Shoes, with patent leathertfps and spring heels, good looking and good wearing ^-MS-I shoes, sizes 5 to 8. Basement Price - O v Women's Vici Kid Lace Shoes, with light or heavy soles, kid and patent leather tips stylish and serviceable ti^fl Q O shoes. Regular $2.50quality. Basement Price 9 wO Children's Shoes, black kid lace and button, with JB Q** spring heels, sizes 6 to 8. Basement Price ^liO Women's First Quality Rubbers, in storm or low cut all sizes, 60c quality, at proach her boldly, and, tho she were Diana's self, I'll answer for your victory' Eh, Triboulet, are oui ladles cold-hearted, callous. Indifferent to merit'" "Cold-hearted?" answered the dwarf, with a ludicrous expression of feigned rapture "Were I to relatebut, no, my tongue is silentdiscretionyour majesty will understand" "Well," said the duke, "with encourage ment from the best-favored scholar in the kingdom and theugliest, I should pro ceed with more confidence " "Best-fa\ored'" smirked the little mon ster "Really, you natter me " "A whimsical fellow, sire," vouchsafed the nobleman "When he is not tiresome," answered the monarch "On, gentlemen'" And the ca\alcade swept down the road toward the castle Far behind, with cracking of whip, followed the mules and their drivers 9 " 9 'Yes at the altar Is it not enough9'savLeaning' back in his saddle, the king s face expressed the en- tior with the backward and too con scientious soldiei Here was a groom whose wedding promised the court mucn amusement and satisfaction in those jovial days of lesting and merrymaking ' Come" resumed the king, encourag lnglv ' 111 wai rant you more forward in battle ' "Battle'" said the duke "That's an other matter To see your foeman's gleaming eyes'but hers'Should they expiess anger disdain" ' Let vours show but the greater wrath " advised the king complacently "In love, like cures like' Let me be vour physician I'll warrant you'll find me proficient " "Ive heard your majesty hath prac ticed deeply " returned the noble, read ily in spite of his "Deeply9 " Franciperplexity s lifted his brow "I am but a supeificial student, master only of the rudiments no graduate of the col lege of love Moreover I've heard the letters you exchanged wereahem'well enough wilt You pressed your suit warmly foi one unlearned a mere novice " ' Because I had seen her face your ma jesty, had it ever before me in the painted miniature Any man"with a rough elo quence and ferv or that impressed the king with the depth of his passion"could well woiship at that fair shrine, but that she ' "Forward, I beg you'" Interrupted the king "Womankind aie but frail flesh, sii, easily molded, easily won She is a woman, therefore, soft, yielding, yours for the asking You are over valorous at a distance, too timorous near her. Ap- our net Leads Here are Comparative Figures for The Journal's Nearest Competitors 26 Issues, 1.436 Columns *\ rf-t 1 t+t*mm CHAPTER VJU The Court of Love. The rough Norman banqueting hall, with its massive rafters frayed tapestries and rude adornment of bristling heads of savage boards, wide-spreading antlers and other trophies of the chase, had long: since been replaced under the king s di rection by an apartment more to the sat isfaction of a monarch who was a zealous and lavish patron of the brilliant Italian school of painting, sculpture and archi tecture Those barbarous decorations, celebrating the hunt, had been relegated to subterranean regions, the walls dis mantled, and the room turned over to a corps of artists of such renown as Da Vinci, Francois Clouet, Jean Cousin and tho half-mad Benvenuto Cellini Where formerly wild boars had snarled with wicked display of yellow tusks from the blackened plaster, now Cleopatra, in the full bloom of her mature charms, reclined with her stalwart Soman hero in tender dalliance Where once the proud and stately head of the majestic stag had hung over door and pan el, now classic nymphs bathed in a pellucid pool, and the only horns were those which adorned the head of him who, according - -* *^ ^4 r - * /** # * % WOMEN'S FLANNELETTE WRAPPERS 89o-A splen did lot of dark Flannelette Wrappers just received, well made, good patterns, nicely irimmed with yoke effect over shoulders and deep flounce on skirt. Regularly OQ worth $1.25. In Basement Friday, each F V O ?5.00 AND $7.50 COATS AND SKIRTS AT $2.98-Lot 6f ladies'and misses' fall and winter weight Coats also a lot of Dress Skirts, odd sizeg and broken lots taken from lines that originally sold at $5.00, $7.50 and tfj*A A O $8.50. In Basement Friday at ^fiiav IvW $10.00 COATS AT $5.00An odd lot of ladies' and misses' Winter Coats taken from broken lots that formerly sold in our Cloak Department at $7.50, $10.00 and dfc C A A $12.50. In Basement Friday at, each 90BIFIf A IvU Boys' CapsSuitsOvercoats. BOYS' CAPS AND TAMS, WORTH TO $1 CHOICE lO o 25 dozen, almost every kind soldier caps, cam- $M ^ ^ el's hair tarns, leather caps, toques some are a 1 ||Q little soiled all together on one table. Choice.. " ^ ^ Boys' Norfolks, Two-piece and Vestee Suits. ^ 4 All Special Children's Long Belt Overcoats, worth $3.65. fi^O Ak Special basement price ^ mm i*rv Corset Bargains in Basement. - 50 dozen medium length corsets, steel filled, worth QA 75c, per pair Odd lot of corsets in the popular makes, worth up OC^* to $1.00, mostly small sizes, per pair M %M%3 16o I 2W to the story, dared gaze thru the foliage, and was rewarded for his too curious in terest bythat then common form of punishmentmetamorphosis Overhead, vastj transformation from the great ribbed beams of oak and barren in terspaces, graceful Peri floated on snow white clouds and roguish Cupids swam thru the azure depths, to the edification of nondescript prodigies, who constituted the massive molding, or frame, to the dec orative scene The ancient fireplace, broad and deep, had given way to an ornate mantel of marble, the capacious tankard and rotund pewter pot of olden times, suggestive of mighty butts of hon est beer, had been supplanted by goblets of silver and gold, covered with scroll work, aiabesques of chiseled figures In this spacious hall, begilt, bemirrored, assembled, on the evening of the duke's arrival, Francis, his court and the guest of the occasion From wide-spreading chandeliers with their pendent, pear shaped crystals, a thousand candles threw a flood of light upon the scene, as 'mid trumpet blast and softer strains of har mony, King Francis and good Queen Eleanor led the way to the royal table, and thereat, shortly after, at a signal from the monarch, the company seated themselves At the head of the board was the king, on his right his lawful con sort, pale, composed, saintly, on his left the Countess d'Etampes, rosy, animated, free Next to the favorite sat the "fairest among the learned and most learned among the fair," Marguerite, be loved sister of Francis, and her second husband, Henry d'Albret, King of Na varre, opposite Henry the dauphin and his spouse, Catharine de Medici, not far removed, Diane de Poitiers, whose dark eyes Henry ever openly sought, While Catharine complacentlv talked affairs of state with the chancellor In the midst of this illustrous company, and further surrounded by a plentiful sprinkling of ruddy cardinals, fat bishops, constables, governors marshals and ladies, more or less distinguished thru birth or beauty, the Duke of Friedwald Dally Tribune, t 26 issues/ 1,029 Columns Door Mats and Rugs. DOOR MATSBest quality, diamond sill, beveled edge, rubber mats, size 18x30 inches, worth $1.50. Spe- OQ. cial one day only BRUSSELS RUGSOne lot body Brussels Rugs, "TQA 27x60 inches. Choice for one day - mPU AXMINSTER RUGSChoice new line, ori- O Q 7 R ental effects, 27x63 inches VAi M O Framedrs.Tin..thre Pictures, Basement. A special lot of pictureslarge number of subjects and fetf Eaachety.onew f fra and the Princess Louise were a center of attraction for the wits whose some what free jests the license of the times permitted At the foot of the royal table places had been provided for Marot, Caillette, Triboulet, Jacqueline and the duke's f-ool The heads and figures of the ladies of the court were for the most pait fearfully and wonderfully be decked In some instances the horned shaped headdress had been followed by yet loftier steepes, "battlements to combat God with gold, silver and pearls, wherein the lances were great forked pins ande %CT0BEfc 1903 " the arrow the little pins " WTit, h mor simplicity,sth e Princess Louis e wore her hair cased in a network of gold jewels, and the austere French moralist who assallpd the higher bristling ram parts of vanity would, perhaps, have borne in silence this more modest bastion of the flesh and the devil But the face beneath was a greater danger to those who hold that beauty is a menace to salvation, on her cheek hung the rosy banner of youth, in her eyes shone the bright arrows of con quest And the duke discarding his backwardness, as a soldier his cloak be fore battle, watched the hue that mantled her face, proffered his open breast to the shining lances of her gaze, and capitu lated unconditionally before the smile of \lctory on her blood-red lips With his great shoulders, his massive neck and broad, virile face he seemed a Cvclops among pygmies In that gathering of slender courtiers and she but a flower by his side (To be continued to-morrow ) JUST LIKE REAL LOVERS. Philadelphia Press Miss Komana:Of course, you've read that new love story of his' Mr Crabbie (reviewer)Yes, I had to Very realistic, wasn't if Miss RomanzOh, the idea' Why, the dialogue between the lovers was positively silly Mr CraDbieWell? all Northwestern newspapers, Dally anil Sunday Combined, In Advertising for the month of Septem- ber* More Advertising In 26 Issues than all others In 30 Issues, Sundays Included, Night Gowns, Shirt Waists, Petticoats. T THREE SPLENDID'BARGAINS. A SPECIAL SALE FLANNELETTE NIGHT GOWNS, 49o Striped Flannelette, yoked style, with turn over, M O** trimmed with finishing braid to match *rFG GREAT BARGAINS IN SHIRT WAISTS AT 69oEx- cellent quality Vesting, pleated front, full sleeve, K A** perfect fitting. Regular 75c Waist, this sale O f U BLACK SATEEN. PETTICOATS, 98cExtra fine qual ity Mercerized Sateen, accordion pleated flounce AQ. With narrow ruffles. Regular $1.50 Shirt at vOO Basement Men's Furnishings. SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY. 20 dozen Men's extra fine Cassimere Hose, In O 4 ** Oxford, all sizes, atexceptionallow Basement price mm l O Men's Domet Night Shirts, cut full and long, extra M A~ quality. Friday Bargain in Basement 4VO w VlivO Outing Flannels, Blankets, Ete. 8,000 yards striped Outing Flannels, soft and fleecy. JB 1 ' On sale Friday, per yard "BT2 3 11-4 gray Blankets, extra heavy, fancy bor- Q 4 A A ders. On sale Friday, per pair ^IISBV f l O 5FtJ 50 dozen Comforters, good size, worth $1.~25. On A A sale Friday, each F W Pillow Casing, Sheeting and Damask. PILLOW CASING42-in. Bleached Pillow Casing, ^1^ 10c quality, one day m 2 U t . .. OvU e 16c * 26c SHEETING2i Unbleached Sheeting, 20c quality, 4 E A one day DAMASK59c and 65c qualities of Bleached, Half QffT Bleached Turkey RedDamask, one day, your choice, O * Sunday Trlb., Toilet SoapBasement. 10c cakes Extract Lemon Toilet Soap, 3 in box. Special, per box Cocoanut Oil Toilet Soap, per cake, only EJVEE TRAFFIC Notable Era of Prosperity Coming Ohio Val- ley. Scientific American. One of the most interesting phases of the marvelous development of our internal commerce during the past ten or twenty years has been the growing importance of the Ohio and its tributaries, the Ohio and Mississippi to-day forming the greatest Internal water way system in the world, with the possible exception of that formed by the great lakes This rapid develop ment of the Ohio as a Carrier of com merce has been largely due to the great industrial development which the Ohio valley has been undergoing during the past ten or twenty years. Just as the upper Ohio valley is to-day the center of the! ron and steel trade of the world, and at the same time the greatest pro ducer of coal and coke, so, too, does the vast amount of traffic which has brought this stream to the front rank among the internal water ways of the world originate in the upper Ohio valley Pittsburg and adjacent sections embraced in the Pittsburg district, together with southern Ohio and the northern part of West Virginia, contributing the major por tion of those varied commercial products which give the Ohio a vast annual traffic. Already the improvement of the Monon gahela has made that \ alley one of the greatest parts of the Pittsburg district. Innumerable great iron and steel manu facturing concerns are now operating great plants in the valley. This same ef fact is now being felt in the Allegaheny \ alley, and from Pittsburg to Cincinnati the Ohio valley is one great manufactur ing district, a fact due in the largest de gree to this internal water way improve ment Last year Allegaheny county, for which Pittsburg is the center, and which does not embrace all the Pittsburg district, produced more than one-third of all kinds of finished iron and steel products, nd an equally high percentage of the non finished iron and steel turned out in this country, which fact reflects some of the advantages wrought to this section thru 5 In that *? iusy Basement S K 1 6. X A W I O v the water facilities provided by nature and improved by the ingenuity of man Since the development of the bitumin ous coal mining: Pennsylvania, Illinois, West Virginia and Ohio, which, largely make up the 210,000 square miles of ter ritory drained by the Ohio and its tribu taries, have held the front rank in this industry, while Indiana and Kentucky have also been important coal-producing states The combined production of the Ohio valley states lnbituminous ooal last year was 166,000,000 tons, of nearly four fifths of the entire production of this country. With the vast resources of the universal Industrial fuel upon which these states are able to draw some idea can be formed of the phenomenal develop ment of the coal traffic on the Ohio and Its tributaries which must take place within a few years, when the improve ments now under way have rendered this stream navigable all the year round, and have extended navigation to numerous streams now of little commercial Import-. ance. For 6o OUT OF THE ORDINARY. * Catholic Standard "I have here," said the visitor, "a poem on the new cup defender " "What'" cried the editor, reaching for a club "Walt a minute," protested the visitor. "This Is absolutely unique You will ob serve that I do not once use 'defiance* to rhyme with 'Relianoe ' " CLA3. JAS. Milwaukee Sentinel. -The name of this trainer is Jaa. Some savage old lions he tas. He will, I dare say, Be discovered some day Inside of their various fras. WHY HE WEIGHED KOBE. , Army InspectorThe Idea of you asking for a pension. Why, yon weighed more when you came out of the army than you did when you went In PatrickOi know, sor but thot was because 01 wor so full av lead . 4 Issues, 376 Columns x Philadelphia Record ___ * One-sixth of the land owners In Great Britain are women.