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V- " .Continued.) J ;i Near "the river trail sne came upon the man, but he paid no heed 'to her approach. Tie sat with his face in his llinds, and she could not believe her eyes and ears he was sobbing bitter ly. For an instant her lips curled tn the smile of scornful triumph, and then isome thing like disgust cam over her. -there was mockery in her roice as she called ou to him: C "Hcire'you stubbed your toe, little ;i He looked up, daned. Then be liroaetnrnjashis back while he dash-, 3ed Msihimdaeross his eyes. When he glanced back ; at .her he saw that'she waii vOTiUktg. Bat -she,, also saw some i thing jinhis face that drove the smile a way 4 v Absolute' rage gleamed in his - aW--ii tvs 1 TrrarT ha nalri hnnrselv. hi$ face -Quivering. JfTour pitiful cow arils.1 want it to be. real, do they? .Veil, that's what it shall be, hang theaiiTh8F shall have all they want f- Iti Look! This Is their vray of ;1!sirtias,ls it? Look!" , ' - He pointed to , his feet. Her bewil dered eyes saw. that his hand was Bloody jjajid a deathly sickness . came Yfeer. He .was pointing to the out-. . stxeichfflilnajjimate form of the dog i thathadAbeenhdB friend and comrade, i ghe. I kaw thtft) the 1 beast was dead anfifce acnewtBat her brother's threat I had iflotx ba an Idle one. A great . wa.veof .. pitrsnd horror swept over f bcr. 2Iti$t5Te?prang to her' eyes on -vtie mop&i - ' . -:' '. '-, V ?He hs Isfdeadr? she exclaimed. SfXes; nd I killed by some cowardly prate " whose f neck : Td likfe to wring. !rt;2JB6rafW-who knew ! to- feo&wBoald, no wrong!" Tour . fcrother wtetawar.Vtoes-he? Well, I'll ; give tiaffs" ' ; ' ' . 1 '' ; .; , ? af'ISiSthr'CouKl'iwt have done a. jthlnglttie -ei," she cried, slipping "iS J, rxr. it. - vt Aeoidntt 5 Donteome near 'me.' from her.Rdd.le andiadvsancing toward 1 - him quickly. 't)h,i no, . no! ' Not this ! 'He Is not fna.fcjBort, I know. It must ?have hfcn; aaf accident and" V "Accfdeat! Dont come near me? ' V jaeanit Ood, my;heart is, too full of engeiace. Accident ?:4 Isfjthls - blood tm my arm accidental BahJtt was . deliberate' attempt to nwiMer me!'' Tou you, too?" 6he gasped, reeling," ' Tes; .they'Tew1ngeia me, txK).' Oh; God, 11:1 only bad been armed. There rtvould have been a killing." Lt tne5ee,let me help- you!" she cried, coming up to his side, white faced and ; terrified. "I won't stay .1 am not your enemy." For a ,loog minute - he held back, savagely resentful, glowering upon her; then his face softened and his hand went ot to. clasp, hers. ; "I knew you hadnothing to do with It. Forglv trije-forglye' myj rudeness. 'Don't be alarmed-about mel ' Two. or three scattered shot 6truck me in the firm. The fellow's aim was bad when ft came to" me, But he he'got the dog! Poor old Bonaparte! It's as if he were a a brother Sliss Drake,. I loved him end he Joved me."- - " . .'; - OT;rniustlet"me8ee';yonrarml;'".-I "ttIII hot ,: iake no ;f or an answer..-; It must need ;attentioii!r-. ' ( . v . "Believe; me, it , is nothing . ' I have tied my " handkerchief about it two lit: tie shoC Tthat's all. The first charge' riddled: the "16g. But I forgot. I am still onypur s.lsterjs land..? At any, min ute I may be shot from behind some tree. X I couldn't . help crying,1 Miss Drake..;; It was cruet-fiendish! Now,' ff you'll permit , me Til Jake my dead cfT of your land." " ' "Stop! " I must know -about It Tell me; how dUd.it happen?" ; i - "I can't talk about it to.youVV1 x r"Why not? Do you think I condone this outrage? Do you think I. can sup- "ort such means of warfare? You do not know me, Mr. Shaw you do 'not know an Englishwoman's love of fair-r Dess." ' -. - , 'By Jore, do you jmean it?" His ryes lighted up. "But, after all, yon belong to the other camp," he added dejectedly. I I wish to heaven, Miss Drake; you were not one of them!" "Mj: brother Cecil would not have permitted this," she tried to apologize, rememberiag with a cold heart that Lord Bazelhtfrst had given the very instructions of which this was the re- suit. ; "We can't discuss . it, . Miss Drake. gTgspe one, from, your side of th line 4MM killed my'dog and then Urea at me. m admit I was trespassing, but not until the dog was shot. He was on Lady Bazelhursfs land when he was shot, It was not until after that that I tres passed, if you are pleased to , call it swili. But I was unarmed, hang the luck!" The way he said It conveyed much to her understanding. Tell me, please." - s . "I've had murder in my heart for half an hour, Misa Drake. Somehow1 you soothe me." He sat down on the log again and leaned his head upon his hand ; With his eyes, upon the dead dog he went on," controlling: his anger with an effort: "I rode down the river road this morning for a change, intend ing to go up later on to pur trysting place through the wood." She heard him call it a trysting place without a thought of resentment or shame. "When I came to the log there I stop ped, but Bonaparte, "lawless old chap, kept on. I paid no attention to i him,; for I was thinking of of something else. He had raced around in the for bidden underbrush for some time be fore I heard the report of a gun near at hand The dog actually screamed like a human being. I saw him lean np from th ground and then roll over. Of course, I well,' I trespassed. Wlth- tout thinking of my own safety I flew to where the dog was lying. He look ed up into my face and whined just as he diedv I dont remember how I got ff the horse. The next I knew I was rushing blindly into the brush toward a place where I saw smoke cursing like a ftendl Then came the f second shot and the stinging tn my arm. It brought me to my senses. I stopped and a mo ment later I aaw a man running down along the bank of the stream. I oh, wen, there isn't any more to tell. I don't know who fired the shots. I couldn't see his tsxe" 'Y Vlt'Vwasj Tompkins," she eriedi :4t know it was.' He had Ms orders" but she checked herself In confusion. "His orders ? Do you .mean to say '. Miss Drake, did your brother instruct him to kill me?" She quailed beneath his look. ; ' : "I I can't say anything 'more about it, Mr. Shaw,!; hemurrnF8d:r sd plt eously that he was touched. For a seemingly interminable length of time his' hard eyes looked .into -hers and then they softened. : I y jr : "I understand," he said simply. "You cannot talk about it Fli not ask any, Questions." r w - -;' 'rr,''i " ; ;.-u ; ' "My brother is weak in her hands," she managed to say in extenuation. "After all, it isn'tia pleasant subject If you , dont mind we'fl let it drop- that is, between you and me, Miss Drake. I hope the war won't break off our" i'.V-;... ' v-:-- "Don't suggest it, please. Td rather you wouldn't. We are friends, after all. I. thought '.it', was playing at!.iwar and.Icant-tell; yoti how shocked !' am." u "Pces?:v3ald Bonaparter waa air he said in reply. ' She stooped and laid her hand en the fast, chilling coat of the dog.v There wre tears in her eyes; as ehe arose and turned, away, moving to ward her f horse f - Shaw . deliberately, lifted the ' dead, animal into his arms and strode:6ft towarhisvotra :land. She followed after a moment of Inde cision, leading the horse, i- Across , the line he went and1' up the side of . the ,kholl i to his 'right At- the foot of - a great treeihe tenderly deposited his burden. - Then he turned to find her aK .most beside him. :- : x-.v 'v 'Tou won't : mind my coming over here, will you?" she asked softly. He reached out and clasped herv; hand1 thoughtlessly with, his bipod covered fingers.., It . was , not until' long after ward that she,; discovered his .blood nppn the hand ,; from which ahe had drawn her riding glove. . ' Ion axe always welcome,", he said. k,l3m goingto bury him : here-' this aft ernoon. No; please don't come. I'll bring the mew down to help. me. ; J emp pose they; think Tm a coward and a bounder over at your place'. Do you remember . the challenge yon gave me yesterday?.-; You dared me to come over the line as far into Bazelhurst land as youhad come into mine. Well, I dared lat night" . ' , .' "You" dared? ;.You earner' , "Yes, and I went farther than you have gone, ' because I thought it was; play,,'' comedy, fun. I even sat upon your gallery just outside the billiard room and smoked . two . cigarettes. You'll find the stubs on the porch rail ing if her ladyship's servants are not too exemplary." She was. looking at him:: in wider eyed - unbelief. , 'I .was there when you came out on, the, lawn with the Frenchman."1 r ':p - ", ) v "Did you hear; what, he, wasf-what we were j saying T' she asked nervously and .going pale. . vc '., v--'': ;-'.'.; A '"No... I was not eavesdropping. Be sides,,, you returned to the house very abraptly,..if you remember." V "Yes, I remember," she said, al sigh of relief 'accompanying thewarm glow that came r'tp her cheek. ."But were yon i not n af raid of being discovered ? How imprudent' of, you!" f , 'It was a bit risky, bjat I rather en Joyed, it. ' The count spoke to me as I left the place. , It was dark, and he mistook me for one of your party. I couldn't wait to see if you returned to renew the tete-a-tete" "I did not return," she said. It was his turn to be relieved. CHAPTER IV. In Which the Truth Trespasses. ' '. lORD and Lady Bazelhurst with I the more energetic members of I their party, spent the day In a so called hunting excursion to the hills south of the villa. Toward nightfall they returned successfully empty, handed , and . rapacious for bridge.- Penelope, full of smoldering anger, had spent the af ". inher. room, disdaining every call of sociabil ity. She had awakened to the truth of the situation in so far as she was con cerned. She was at least-seeing things from Shaw's point of view. Her re-; sentment was not against the policy of her brother, but the overbearing, petulant tyranny of her American sister-in-law. From the beginning she had disliked Evelyn; now she despised her. With the loyal simplicity of a sister she absolve Cecil of all real blame in the outrage of the morning, attributing everything to the cruelty and envy of the despot who held the" purse strings from which dangled the pliable fortunes of Bazelhurst The Bazelhursts, one and all ancestors thrown in swung back and, forth on. the pendulum of her capriclousness. : Peuelope, poor as a church mouse, was VI almost wholly dependent upon her brother, who in turn owed his present affluence to the more or less luckless movement tst the matrimonial market. The girl had a small, inadequate in come ep small that it was" almost wprih jesting about i , Here was Penelope, twenty-two, beautiful, proud,1 fair minded and healthy, surveying herself for the first time from a new and an entirely dif ferent - point of view, j She was not pleased with the- picture. She began to loathe herself more than she pitied her brother. Something like a smile came into her clouded face as she spec ulated on Randolph Shaw's method of handling Evelyn Banks had she fallen to him as a wife. The quiet power in that man's face signified the' presence ot a, manhood that ah, and just here it occurred to-her that'Lady -Bazelhurst felt the force '"of that power even though she never had seen the man: She hated him because he was strong enough to oppose her, to ignore her, to laugh at her impotence. - The smoldering anger and a growing sense of fairness combined at length In the determination to take her broth er and his wife to task for the morn ing's outrage, let the consequences be what they raightx When she joined the people downstairs before dinner there was a red spot in each cheek and a steady look in her eyes that caused the duke to neglect woefully the conversa tion be was carrying on with Mrs. Od- :weii. tv. ':;.;;. .,:V ;;;Y; , Dinner was delayed for nearly half an hour , while four of the guests fin ished their "rubber." Penelope ob served that the party displayed varying, emotions. It afterward transpired that the hunters had spent most of the aft ernoon in her ladyship's distant lodge playing bridge for rather high stakes. Little Miss Folsom -was pitifully unre sponsive to the mirth of Mr. Odwell. She could ill afford to lose $600. Lady Bazelhurst waa in a frightful mood. Her guests had so far forgotten them selves as to wiri more than $1,000 of the Banks legacy, and she . was ' not a cheerful loder, especially as his ford ship had dropped an additional $500. The winners ; were;-riotously - happy I. They had found the sport glorious. An observer, given to deductions might haf e noticed that half of the diners were -immoderately hilarious, the other half studiously pQlite.- y : ' Lord Bazelhurst wore a hunted look and drank more than one or two high balls. From time to time he cast fur tive glances at his wife. He laughed frequently at the wrong time and mirthlessly. . "He's got something on his mind," whispered Odwell in comment;- ; s "Yes; he always "laugh's; heh "Aere. is anything on his mind,' replied Mrs. De Peyton. "That's the way he gets it on." ' '-': a -,v-;' .;--"-'.:,:'',.; , After-dinner no one proposed cards. The party edged off into twos and threes and explained how luck had been With or against them. Penelope, who could not afford to play for stakes and had the courage to, say so, sat back and listened to the conversation of, her brother and the group around Mm? - The duke was holding forth on the superiority of the Chinese over the Japanese , as servants, and Bazelhurst was loudly I defending the Japanese navy.;.: '..'' .' '. . , ' y : - - : ; ; v"Hang It all, Barminster, the Japs could eat 'em upr he ' proclaimed ''Couldn't they?", to' the crowd. ifl"Ym talking about servants, Cecil," observed the duke. , , " ' . "And shoot? Why, theyre the great est; gunners in the world; By v Jove,. I read somewhere the other; day that they had hit what they shot at 3,000,000 ' Penelope Started and Flushed. times out of or, let me see, was it tne Prussians who fired 3,000,000 rounds and" ' "Oh, let's change the subject," said the duke in disgust. "What's become of that Shaw fellow?" Penelope start ed and flushed, much to her chagrin. At the sound of Shaw's name Lady Bazelhurst who was passing with the count, stopped so abruptly that her companion took half a dozen paces without, h'erv (To Be Continued.) Girl Wanted? Read the Tarmegfaiit-Ad . .'''?' v- .- ' ;'''' - - - ' ' ; - All Day, Tomorrow, Friday, to mark down prices and rearrange stock for End of .Season Clearance Sale Watch Friday 1119-1123 Main St. Security Building Manufacturer On; 1 Ouilook In ; Mexico J. HERBERT FOSTER, BACK IN SfKRIDEX, SAYS ' AMERICAN IJf TERVEXTIOX IS OPPOSED-- SIADERA AS BAD AS DIAZ. 1 J. Herbert Foster and Mm Grace Miller Foster arrived in Meriden Tuesday direct from Vera Cruz Mex-: lco. . Mr. Forter is manager of the" Meriden Rubber Planting company m Tula in the, state of Vera Cruz and! nas been tnere lor tne past ten years. His last trip to Mexico was in 1905. The plantation is owned by Meriden capital and has been producing rub ber 'since 1906. The quantity, is one of the best in Mexico and is used by the largest dental manufacturing con-J cerns in tne united states m tne pro duction of their dental goods. Speaking of the Mexican political situation Mr. Foster says: "We have had no disorders or difficulties in our section of Mexico, . but in most of the country districts robberies are common at the present time. i "Mr. Madera secured the presidency by promising the people real democi racy and e-lections like those which are held in the United States. At the first election in. Vera 4 Cruz a-hot thirty-five ' per ceht;:of 7; thes-voters turned out. The day, was .a . holiday and all saloons" were closed in the daytime for the first time in probably fifty years. The voting places"' were improvised by placing small tables on the sidewalk and no ; ballot box es were used but the y votes were piled up on the tables.1 v VWhen ' a sudden shower came up the tables , were temporarily . removed inside the nearest hallway. The suc cessful candidate was one that was not favored by Mr.1 Madera's adminis tration so the, state legislature annull ed the .election, givng as the reason for so doing that so few voters ; had voted that, the election was not rep resentative of public opinion.' when the election was held again only about seven per cent, of the voters turned out, the impression being that it-was idle to vote for any, one not favored by the government.' As a result, Vera Cruz city which is a place of about the size of Meriden, has no le gal government but is ..; ruled by a mayor . provisionally named by the governor of the state and local repre sentatives or tne federal government ROOSEVELT AND JOHNSON , 1 "4si its ', . ' : m$m ... fti ' . ' '' - r - - r. X . - : " ---.- . . 'l . ' . . . . . 3E Begins Satiipday 9 A. WK. Evening's FARMER and POST For Full Details "This simply duplicates the- con ditions existing under the Diaz admin-, istration as no Teal elections were ev er held while he was. president. It will be seen that although Mr. Ma dera promised real democracy, "he has not yet succeeded in delivering goods. A similar condition prevails in the government of the state of Vera Crua Mr. Madera named a personal friend as provisional governor when he first became president, and ' then when elections were held the ' triumph of Mr. Madera's candidate, was announc ed after election day although the impression prevails among the ma jority of the population that the of ficial candidate did not secure a ma jority of the votes. '' ' ' " '"Elections are held On Sundays be cause ; the - people have more ; leisure time to attend - to" them on that ; day: No serious disorders have occurred excepting in remote' country districts. ? '"Mr.- Maderawas the moat, popu lar' man in Mexico ; when he became president but the idea in general in Vera Cruz that Orozoo' would have, easily run Madera out of Mexico , if he had been able - to -' import arms from the United- States as freely as Madera himself did when lie - arose against Diaz.' . As the matter stands new -In our part of Mexico, tlie gen- era!'- public inclines 'to support Ma dera not through regard for him per sonally, but because they believe fur ther changes would 1 not 'Improve the situation but would make it worse. I "As regards American in,tervention, popular sentiment is strongly against it. and will continue to ;be - sot 'unless the country , should - be TUined by a long series of . civil wars extending through years of time.; The pros pect is a difficult one to forecast. It is probable that life and property will continue to be insecure in all .country districts for - some time yet and business in the cities will .be dull because of the conditions of the coun try. . - i - ;--'-. ' If Mexico is left alone to work out its own salvation in the course of time stable conditions will be evolved anew, but I would not undertake to prophesy now whether this is a matr ter one or two years or six or eight years. Meantime .all foreigners in the country suffer, more or less of loss and inconvenience but as yet very lew of them have lost their lives. ' 'President . TafL's proclamation ad vising Americans to leave Mexico was simply a : makeshift and provided . no remedy for the difficulties of those who have : property i interests there. The problem is a .difficult one and If we have Taft we are likely to wish that we had Roosevelt and if we have Roosevelt we arelikely to wish we had Taft. .' "- "I expebt .to-'return -to Mexico be fore cold weather." r4 1 am' engaged In business,lnVera Cruz city besides my direction of the Meriden 'rubber plan tation." - PRIZE HENS LAX . , .2 EGGS IN 1 DAY. O. WUson's - Champion ; Hen Brings . Record Up to 209 Eggs. , 1. ' ' ' The total number of eggs laid dur-ing-.the thirty-ninth .week: of the egg laying contest - was 1,59 21 This is about the same . yield aa the pre vious week." . 'A number .of - birds are moulting now, and- the yield will be smaller the next few - weeks. The largest number of, eggs laid by one hen during the ' week wa thirty. This was accomplished by a pen of Barred Plymouth Rocks owned by S. Gauch er of Morrlstown, N. J. , 'Next in line for week was a pen of Barred Ply mouth Rocks 1 owned by Robert J. Walden, of Middlebury, Md., with twenty-eight .eggs. There were , two pens that tied "f ojw. third - credit, a pert of Barred Plymouth Rocks owned by Henry D.. Riley Of Stafford;' Pa., and a pen of white Wyandottes owned by Beulah Farms,? ffgmil ton, Orit-Chere were two pens that laid twenty-six eggs, a pen . of Single . Comb Rhode Island Reds, vowned ..by Bro. Wilfred of Quebec, -Canada, ahdfa pen'of Sin gle Comb White Leghorns -owned by Cullencross Farms of South Columbia, N." ,Y. ... The largest egg laid ' during the week weighed 2C-100 of a pound. This egg? was laid by ax Single Comb Rhode -Island Red - owned . by Arthur S. Bartey of Cobalt, Another large egg weighing 18-100 of ;ai pound was laid by a Black . Minorca' owned by Powell & Walton of Newchartville, N. J. A Single Comb "White Leghorn owned by Thomas Baron of Catfforth, Eng.,' laid two eggs in one day. One egg was collected at 8:30 in the morn ing' and the other was laid at 4: in the. afternoon. Both eggs were ex actly the same In size, shape and tex ture. The champion hen at the con test laid, only one egg this week. This makes h er score 209 eggs. This hen is a Single . Comb Buff Orpington owned ,by O. Wilson of Carlisle,, W. Pa. i ' '.. .'': . ' . ' ' ; The , following Is the standing of the five Single Comb White Leghorns owned ,-by F.- G. Yost ,, of , Sayre, Pa., whicb are now in the . lead. No. 1, 183 eggs; No. 2,-143; No. 3, 153; No. 147; No. . 5, 162. N- , ; : ' South Norwalk Two horses and a bm owned . bv Ste ven . Novank Were burned , late last . night with , a loss of $5,000. j . ; . j : - AHTJSELEEirra ALL THIS WEEK 4 MRS.' WiGGS If OF THE- CaliBage Pafcl Do you want a $300 Pianoi FREE. One given away every ' Monday Night for Four Weeks, commencing next Monday Even ing:. Each piano guaranteed by the Bridgeport Piano Co. Cou pons, given away all this 'week. IS LAND - Swept by Ocean BreezeS ;t Host of Attractions - .i- -v, . Dancing. -. Bathing1 by Day or-Moon, light, Roller Ska ting, . Cabaret Shows, ! Band Concerts, Band ffngers, - Scores-1 of Amusement , Novelties. - - ' Take Cars via Golden -Hill -Iioop;.; Boats -at Stratford Avenue and Henry : Street Piers. , - r . , Special-Sat., Aug. 10-Special, BRASS jy AY Annual Outing Bridgeport' Brass Co. Employes ' BASEBALL, AUGUST 10. i ;HARTTOlU A. . Mj WOOSTER. Attoraeyt-Z4tw I4tte Exsmineie v. b. patent Ofile -1094 MAIN ST BRIDGEPORT, CI, Send Postal for Booklet on Patent - . , r -i NewtoWnlrin New management. Always coot, walks and drives, good flshtn inO Taunton Lake. - Engage now for seai-' son. t Auto parties a specialty. Top rates, etc., apply ; ..-V IS W. F. HALE, Prop. PlitrT SIDEWALKS r Sand and Gravrl ' .-i THE BURNS CO I M FAIRFIELD AVENUE BROKEN STOHE, all slss i EOOFCia .; Oil aH Teiephets . 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Nine for women's dress. bAeh grade lo wshos, oazl sold for $3.00, $3.50 a4 --J.CO This is the regular odd sire, broken Una sl at W. K. MOIiLAW 1026MA1NST. . X ft mooi isfafo i fc