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1LVEEr SYNOPSIS. Clinton Verrall, a traveler, hears from Mustapba of a mysterious coun try beyond the Caucasian range. They are carried by an avalanche into this mysterious coutnry. Mustapha Is kilted and Verrall is captured by Cap tain O'Ryan. O'Ryan serves the king of Drussen land, who is at war with Princes! Daria, whose soldiers capture O'Ryan and Verrall. Verrall meets the prin cess, who is beautiful. Prompted by O'Ryan, Verrall claims to b-s the expected Knight of the Sil ver Star, who is to aid the princess and find a great treasure. Verrall discovers an enemy in Count Vasca. Killing prisoners is a custom in Drussenland. Verrall is 'a'ccepted as the knight. Vasca plots to defeat him in a lance tournament. Drussenland's people have progressed no further than the time of the crusades. Verrall challenges Vasca. Daria gives Verrall her handkerchief as a token. Verrall unhorses the count and wins. The king's fon.es attack. Oaria's army, led by Vasca, drives the king's forces to Yadasara. Verrall suspects Vasca of treachery. CHAPTEIt VI. |\'D he is prphably right." 1 answered. "Of course he is. I don't doubt your pluck, Verrall but you've had no practice." "Therefore there can be no dis honor." "Sure, it's not the honor or dishonoi I'm thinking of: it's the result. A knight Sent from Khrym has got ho right to bite the dust at hisfirsten counter, and as sure as you do you won't have a friend among the lot of them." "A. cheerful outlook," I said, with a forced laugh. "What shall we fight with—swords?" "Lances—a fierce charge across the arena, and then"— "Dust biting," I suggested. "It's no jesting matter. This Vasca, I hear, has never been worsted, and It's no light game he'll play at this tour nament, I warrant. If he can put an end to your adventure, my boy, heBt, will. Have you ever used a lance?" "I have learned bow to handle one since I came here." "But have you ever charged at any thing with it "No." "Then you don't know what a devil's toy it Is to play with. There's only one thing to be done—we must get out of It somehow."' "When is this tournament to be?" "At once, tomorrow or the next day. It is only for the princess to decide." "There is a court tonight'* O'Ryan nodded. "Come, man, lighten your heart a little. We're not tied to the posts in the square yet." "It's a question of time, I'm think ing. I'd feel a deal safer In Yada sara." To say that I had no plan in my mind when I attended court that night would be untrue. I was a late arrival upon a more than usually brilliant scene. Here in Drussenland it was much the same as at home, more color and freedom than there would be at such a function in the old country, perhaps, but the same foundation to both—political intrigue and personal interest. The first man I encountered was Walen. "I have been waiting for you," he •aid. "There Is mischief brewing. It hangs in the air tonight. Vasca and some of his party have been pressing round the princess ever since she came In." "And she Is pleased with such at tention?" I asked. "I could read neither pleasure nor displeasure in her face. Few can read her, Verrall, if she chooses that they shall not." "That is true. Even a princess can not help being a woman." "Vasca has a persuasive tongue, and he is her kinsman. That counts for something." "For much, my dear Walen. It Is difficult to refuse a kinsman, and kins men, knowing this, take advantage nnd ask hard things. I will learn more of this intrigue." "And speak carefully," he cautioned. "Much depends upon your caution." Who could know that better than I did? Were confirmation needed it came in the many glances directed to ward me as I made my way to the top of the hall where Princess Daria was. "Sir Verrallr* It was a woman who called me as I was making my way through the crowd, and I could not refuse to an swer her beckoning finger. She was standing, one of a little group of dames and cavaliers, tricked out mort tastefully, leaders of fashion in thetoo court of Princess Daria. I knew the woman, as meddlesome a little vixen as existed. ••Is what we hear true?" she asked as, bowing low, I joined the party. "Who would dare to speak anything bat the truth to the Lady Aldrida?" •**As ready as ever with words, Sir yerrall," said a young jackanapes, a *«5* Copyright, 1907, by R. F. Fenno & Co. DruBSeTila'i'id'IJTiF 0"" Piccadilly loun ger. 1 cannot better describe him. •'.And deeds, too, Sir Knight, if deeds are called for," I answered, touching the hilt of my sword. "You are quick to take offense where none was intended." "I am a soldier first, a courtier after ward," I answered. "Pardon my shortcomings." "Is it true, then?" said Lady Aldri da. "I was afraid we were to be dis appointed." "I should grieve to disappoint you. Will you tell me what is expected of ny?" •'It is whispered that there is to be a grand tournament and that you are' (o hold the field against all comers. Since we have never seen your prow ess, is it wonderful that we are ex cited and she laughed. *'I have heard nothing of it," I an swered. "But if a word from me can save you disappointment, Lady Al drida, be assured it shall be spoken." 'I would offer you my scarf as a token, Sir Verrall, had I not a knight to be Jealous." "Say rather a hundred, Lady Aidri or yon do yourself a grave injus tice." "A sword as keen as your wit should Insure success. Tet how few excel in both!" I made my way as quickly as I could toward the princess. The priest Jasar was beside her so was Count Vasca. There was a look of annoyance in her face, which was banished by a smile as I approached. "You come at a convenient time. Sir Verrall," she said, giving me her hand to kiss. "Your name is on every lip tonight it seems." "I rejoice, your highness, if I am fairly spoken of." "I would call to account any man who spoke otherwise of the Knight of the Silver Star," said Vasca. "I have been suggesting a brave dis play, Sir Verrall," he went on airily, as though we had been the greatest of friends, "a display to make young hearts beat with pleasure and bright •yes sparkle with excitement. The princess has not yet given her consent. Will you not add your persuasion to miner "You have worked in secret, Count Vasca, or my persuasion should have "FOB HONOR AND FOR THB APPROVAL OF MY PBINCE88." seconded yours before this. Is it true that you would have me keep the field against all comers? Surely you do me much honor." "Do you desire this mimic combat. Sir Verrall?" asked the princess. "Most heartily, your highness. Yet why should I be so honored to destroy the delight of so many? To hold the field against so many gallant warriors were impossible. Let me succeed once, twice—a dozen times. Still I am bntpound, human and my arm can feel fatigue. ®FTM ISy IParcy HOW'say "JOT, CounFTasc'ii? *rd"ung hearts beat highest when young lov lers do bravely. Let lovers break a lance for those they love, and since few hearts hold me dear enough to beat the faster at my coming you and I will break a lance for honor's sake." "A challenge! A challenge!" said some about us. It may have been fancy, but I thought the princess paled a little. "It is bravely spoken," said Jasar, and bis eyes turned from me to thef princess. "May I venture to persuade your highuess in this matter?" I said, bow ing low before her. Rather unwillingly she gave her con sent. I should have been better pleas ed had she withheld it. "I accept the challenge. No love creeps into our combat, Sir Verrall. You have so willed it. Let it be for honor." The news that the challenge had been given and accepted, passed like |iagic through the hall. At any rate. I had only one man to fight. That was better than having a dozen, one after the other. I remained beside the princess. "You have chosen a strong adver sary," she said in a low tone. "I had no alternative, your highness. I had to accept or give the challenge. I preferred to give it. Have I offend ed you?" "You have not offended me." "You have beard nothing of this projected tournament until tonight?" "I heard of it today from my esquire." She exchanged a quick glance with the priest which I could not read. I did not understand her well the priest I did not understand at all. "Sir Verrall, you have my good wishes. The test is one I would not willingly have put you to." "Your good wishes are a sure armor, your highness," 1 said, stooping to pick up the handkerchief she dropped. Our eyes met as our bands touched over the handkerchief which I held to her. A look in them gave me courage. "Add only this favor," said. "Let me keep this handkerchief as my to ken." "You fight for honor, Sir Verrall," she answered quickly. "For honor and for the approval of my princess." She turned from me with a height ened color and, with Jasar, joined her suit, but she left the handkerchief in my hand. (To be Continued) As We Speak I A German who had come to Amer ica to master our language was being shown behind the scenes of a vaude ville theater by one of bis American friends. "That man," said the American, in dicating an actor with'a wave of hip. hand, "is taking off his makeup to make, up for another take off." The German departed sputtering.— Snccess Magazine. He Might Be Offended. "See that dog. Kathi? It has taken the first prize at ten shows and isand valued at 1.000 marks." "I wonder If I dare offer him a bit of sausage?"—Fliesende Blatter. Same Thing. "Reggie invites me out to dinner svery other evening." "I suppose you Just dote on him?" "I table d'hote on him!"-Satire. Slow Game. Madire—Was George fooling while you were playing golf? Marjorie—Gra cious, I hone not! Why. I accepted him.—Lipplncott's. SORELY BREAKS THE MOS SEVERE COLD The most severe cold will be brok en and all grippe misery ended after taking dose of Pape's Cold Com pound every two hours until three consecutive doses are taken. You will distinctly feel all the dis agreeable symptoms leaving after the very first dose. The most miserable headache, dull ness, head and nose stuffed up, fever ishness, sneezing, running of the nose, sore throat, mucous catarrhal dis charges, soreness, stiffness, rheuma tism pains and other distress vanishes Pape's Cold Compound is the result of three years' research at a cost of more than fifty thousand dollars, and contains no quinine, which we have in (he treatment of colds oretaoinet conclusively demonstrated 1B not ef fective in the treatment of colds or grippe. Take this harmless compound as directed, with the knowledge that there is no other medicine made any where else in the world, which will cure your cold or end grippe misery as promptly and without any other assistance or bad after-effects as a 25-cent package of Papes' Cold Com which any druggist in the world can supply. BiSMABU 1 6lie DAILY TRIBUNE POVERTYOFCHINA Misery of the Millions That Are Always Hungry. GRIM STRUGGLES FOR FOOD. Horses, Donkeys, Mules and Cair.e!, When No Longer Fit For Work A.-r Turned Into Butcher's Meat—Tiis Gleaners on the Sugar Wharfs. Writing of the millions and millionr of inland China, whose lives are spent face to face with starvation, Edward Alsworth Boss in the Century says: "No natural resource Is too triflin to be turned to account by the teem ing population. The sea is raked tin.! strained for edible plunder. Seaweed and kelp nave a place in the larder. Great quantities of shellfish no bigger than one's finger nail are opened and made to yield a food that finds its way far inland. The fungus that springs up in the grass after a rain is I eaten. Fried sweet potato vines fur nisb the poor man's table. The road side ditches are bailed out for the sake of fishes no longer than ones finger. Great panniers of strawber ries, half of them still green, are col lected in the mountain ravines and offered in the markets. No weed or stalk escapes the bamboo rake of the autumnal fuel gatherer. The grass tufts on the rough slopes are dug by the roots. The sickle reaps the grain close to the ground, for straw nd chaff are needed to burn under rice kettle. The leaves of ths .trees are a crop to be carefully gath ered. One never sees a rotting stump or a mossy log. Bundles of brush car ried miles on the human back heat the brick kiln and the potter's fur nace. After the last trees have been taken the far and forbidding heights are scaled by lads with az and mat tock to cut down or dig up the seed lings that if left alone would reclothe the devastated ridges. "The cuisine of China is one of the great toothsome cuisines of the world, but for the common people the stom ach and not the palate decides what shall be food. The silkworms are eat en after the cocoon has been unwound from them. After their work Is done horses, donkeys, mules and camels be come butcher's meat. The cow or pig that has died a natural death is not disdained. In Canton dressed rats and cats are exposed for sale. Scenting a possible opening for a tannery, the governor of Hongkong once set on foot an Inquiry as to what became of the skins of the Innumerable pigs slaugh tered In the colony. He learned that they were all made up as 'marine deli cacy' and sold among the Chinese. "Another time be was on the point of ordering the extermination of the mangy curs that Infest the villages in the Kowloon district because they ha rassed the Sikh policemen in the per formance of their duties. He found just in time that such an act would interfere with the food of the people, something a British colonial governor must never do. "Though the farmer thriftily, combs his harvest field, every foot of thefeminine short stubble is gone over again by poor women and children, who are con tent If In a day's gleaning they can gather a handful of wheat heads to keep them alive on the morrow. On the Hongkong water front the path of the coolies carrying produce between ware house and junk Is lined with tattered women, most of them with a baby on the back. Where bags of beans or rice are in transit a dozen wait with basket brush to sweep up the grains dropped from the sacks. On a wharf where crude sugar is being repacked squat sixty women scraping the inside of the discarded sacks, while others run by the bearer. If his sack leaks a little, to catch the. particles as they fall. When sugar Is being unloaded a mob of gleaners swarm upon the lighter the moment the last sack leaves and eagerly scrape from the gangplank and the deck the sugar mixed with dirt that for two hours has been tram pled into a muck by the bare feet of twoscore coolies trotting back and forth across a dusty road. "There are a number of miscellane ous facts that hint how close the masses live to the edge of subsistence. The brass cash, the most popular coin in China, is worth the twentieth of a cent but, as this has been found too valuable to meet all the needs of the people, oblong bits of bamboo cir culate In some provinces at the value •f half a cash. "Incredibly small are the portions prepared for sale by the huckster. Two cubic Inches of bean curd, four wal nuts, five peanuts, fifteen roasted beans, twenty melon seeds, make a portion. The melon vender's stand is decked out with wedges of insipid melon the size of two fingers. The householder leaves the butcher's stall with a morsel of pork, the pluck of a fowl and a strip of flsh as big as a sardine, tied together with a blade of grass. Careful observers say that four fifths of the conversation among com mon Chinese relates to food. "Comfort Is scarce as well as food. The city coolie sleeps on a plank in an airless kennel in a filthy lane with a block for a pillow and a quilt for a cover. When In a south China hos pital the beds were provided with springs and mattresses, supplied by a philanthropic American, all the pa tients were found next morning sleep ing on the floor. After being used to a board covered with a mat they could not get their proper slumber on a soft bed." mmm^^^m Two Champion Penmen. A contest In the fine art of penman ship would not arouse much public in terest now. But there seems to have been great excitement when Peter Bales was challenged by Daniel John son in 1595. Bales was the beautiful writer who could transcribe the whole Bible so that it would go into a wal nut shell and who had provided Queen Elizabeth with a specimen of his hand writing which she wore in a ring, a magnifying glass being required to read it. When the contest took place there were five judges and a hundred spectators. The competition included all kinds of writing, the proficiency of the rivals' pupils and the masterpieces of either. Bales won the golden pen. but Johnson declared that there had been trickery. Bales having begged to be allowed to show the pen to his sick wife and having promptly pawned it. whereupon the judges had to declare him the winner to get out of the diffi culty. Really the award was private ly made to spare Johnson's feelings.— London Spectator. Fat and Fashionable. According to the Moorish idea of beauty, a really handsome woman ought to be so fat that she can only waddle, not walk. The fatter she is the more beautiful she is considered. If she can attain 200 or 300 pounds of flesh she is the envy of all her sex. The Moorish shape—if shape it can be called—approaches the perfection of beauty when it resembles. or, rather, exceeds, the circumference of a barrel. What a paradise for the fat woman! There she can eat and drink and feast to her heart's content, denying herself nothing, living an easy, indolent, luxurious life, with no hor ror of accumulating fat. but rather rejoicing in it. There the ambition of a woman is to acquire bulk. Physical culture she would regard as an enemy to beauty, and to take Turkish baths and diet herself would be considered the height of folly. She wants to be beautiful, and to be beautiful she must be fat. An Early Street Cleaner. "One day," Ben Franklin wrote in his autobiography, "I found a poor, in dustrious man. who was willing to un dertake keeping the pavement clean by sweeping it twice a week, carrying off the dirt from before all the neigh bors' doors for the sum of sixpence per month to be paid by each house. I then wrote and printed a paper set tins forth the advantages to the neigh borhood that might be obtained by this expense. I sent one of these CASCARETS FOR A SICK, SOW STOMACH ..Gently, but Thoroughly Cleanse and Regulate Your Stomach, Liver and Bowels, While you Sleep. That awful sourness, belching of acid and foul gaseso that pain in the pit of the stomach, the heartburn, ner vousness, nausea, bloating after eat ing, feeling of fullness, dizziness and sick headache, means indigestion a disordered stomach which cannot be regulated until you remove the cause, stomach is as good as any. It isn't your stomach's fault, your Try Cascarets they cure indiges tion, because they immediately cleanse and regulate the stomach, re move the sour, undigested and fer menting food and foul gases take the excess from the itver and carry off the decomposed waste matter and Then your stomach trouble is enoed forever. A Cascaret tonight will straighten you out by morning—a ten cent box from any drug store will poison from the Intestines and bowels keep your entire family feeling good for months. Don't forget the children —their little insides need a good, gentle cleansing, too. Lillian Graham and Ethel Conrad to Plead Self Defense at Their Trial for Shooting Millionaire Stot.es NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—Lillian Graham and Efcel Conrad, on trial for shooting W. E. D. Stokes, have announced that they will plead that they acted in self defense- When they sh ot the millionaire in their apartment June 7. They assert that Stoke went to flheir flat and demanded certain letters he had written to Miss Graham and when his demand was refused attacked the young woman. Stokes says that he went to the fiati in response to a telephone message the girls demanded money from him and then drew revolvers and began shooting. jSafiers"to euch'holise'aTurXirs uay or two went around to see who would subscribe an agreement to pay these sixpences. It was Unanimously signed and for a time well executed. This raised a general desire to have all the streets paved and made the people more willing to submit to a tax for that purpose."—Survey. A Bright'Future. Once there was a man who yearned to be a millionaire in order that he might help the suffering poor, and one day wealth came to him and landed him high in the millionaire class. He did not forget the poor—not entirely but, being too busy to hunt them up, he failed not to ask Providence to pity them, "and. anyway," be reflected, "they have a bright future with so much treasure in heaven!"—Atlanta Constitution. Grapefruit Greenery. Effective greeuery for the dining room table may be made by planting the seeds of grapefruit. Sow them thickly, and in two weeks. If the earth is good and has been kept moist in a E 12 HOME BREAD—HOME BREAD Is the Bread of the ToWn bi*loaVes We also have a full line of pastries. You can get anything you want in the way of PIES, CAKES, COOKIES and DOUGHNUTS You don't know the best until you try HUGHES BROTHERS BAKERY Phono 846 Fifth Street WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1911. itl^lilltl1 waTIIi plaTe. "Ti- T..'.".*.- ."".TiJTs a'ppei'.r. Two weeks more and the leaves na fold, and very soon there is a mass of rich, glossy green which is not af fected by g«s or furnace heat.—Subur ban Life. v,_... i*v Forever at Him. Newitt—Funny! 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