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J BY MJARY gEVEREUX 1 rYITrl ILLUSTRATIONS BY DOM C. WILSON 'Ccipyr(gfit, &03, by liffk. 0rvnl Carpony) C4Jt PfeVj .fifjtrmfj CHAPTER XI. 5 Soon after midnight, with a south 1 sou'-west wind that was all tho "Black Petrel" could desire for a speedy fill ing of her sails, tho ship started north ward, to a safe retreat the Island known 'to Laro and hla followers as tho "Darra do Hlerro." Tho day was coming, gray and heavy looking, with a misty cloud bank In tho east promising fog later on. Overhead, tho pale dawn waB ex tinguishing tho stars above the sea that stretched, a dull green floor, In every direction. La fit to, asleep In his cabin, was aroused by a knocking upon tho door; and, to his Instant query, Garonne's volco replied, with a suggestion of sat isfaction In Its gruff tone, "Sho Is after us, sir, sure enougn." Where away?" demand Lnfltte, when ho had admitted tho mate, and was making himself ready to go on deck. Laro was already there, for ho could bo heard shouting to his men. "Henp up tho shot, Lopez!" ho roar ed. "Heap them knco-hlgh, I say; for that cursed Britisher shall swallow them by tho wholesale If she comes meddling hero!" "Whero away, I say?" Lafltto re j pcatcd, with a nofo of sternness, as Oaronno, Instead of answering, had paused In tho doorway, and was look ing Intently over his shoulder at some thing in tho main cabin. "Threo points on tho Btarboard bow, sir," tho mato now hastened to Bay, with an apologetic gesture. "Sho Is not yet to bo made out clearly; but tho lookout reports her as very like tho man-of-war wo left in Fort Royal last night." When Lafltto camo from his room he found Garonne, who had left him a few minutes beforo, still standing in tho outer cabin, and looking around keenly, as It something wero amiss. Lafltto questioned him, and ho re- Garonne growled something under his breath. piled that when entering tho former's cabin ho had seen tho Indian, Eho wall, glldo from that of Laro, and dis appear hastily, as though not wishing to bo observed. Lnlltto laughed lightly. "If ho was In there while you wero knocking at my door, Oaronno, ho would scarcely, unless ho has sudden ly become deaf, fall to reallzo that ho would surely bo seen coming out. What cause for suspicion can Ho In his coming hero? You know woll that ho Is in tho habit of doing so, and that Captain Laro permits It." Oaronno growled something under hls breath doubtless, profanity; but this was suppressed, as Lafltto soldom failed to cniplmslzo his disapproval of such languago In his presence. "Havo you a posltivo reason for sus pecting anything wrong from Eho wall's bolng horo now?" ho demand ed sternly. "Only that ho Jias not been coming about hero of late," said Oaronno sulkily. "Has ho been forbidden to do bo?" was Lafltto's next question, and Oa ronno admitted that ho had not. Then Lafltto, dismissing tho subject, went above, followed by tho mato, who, as tho former had long known, was about tho only man among his followors who had, In socrot, but littlo liking for him. Tho sun had lifted abovo tho hori zon, but Its rays wero dulled by tho low-lying cloudiness stretching away across tho zenith from end to end, as would a gray wall. To tho southward tho sky was clear, and defined against it liko a phantom ship that seomeil to bo sailing toward the "Black Petrol" was a largo craft, which, growing raoro and moro distinct, appeared to p havo fresher wind than that now par- J. tlolly filling tho brlgantlno's sails. Laro, standing besldo Lafltto, as Izthoy both watched hor, muttored a curse, "Clio Is gutting tho bonoflt of what wo havo had and loft, In tho way of broozo. But wo'll trust tho dovll to foul hor hereabouts, nnd holp us to bettor wind fnrthor along, although I am of half a mind to let hor catch us, If that bo hor Intention, and thon, if she tarries to nslt Impertinent ques tions, glvo hor a good doso of Iron." "Bettor keep nway nnd rnlud our own mnttors, unless sho has thj wish, nnd gets the chnnco, to interfere with us," replied Lafltto, moodily. Both men wero silent for a whllo, as they watched tho stranger drawing nearer. Then there came a noticeable softening of Laro's faco as ho turned suddenly to Lnfltte, nnd laying a hand on his shoulder, said, In a tone which caused tho dark eyes to turn from tho approaching ship nnd rest wonder Ingly upon tho speaker, "Jean, lad, dost remember tho old days, when wo flrst met at Lo Chlcn Heurcux, where 'I taught thco to sing 'As tides that flow as winds Hint blow'? Madro do Dlos but thou v,ert a. boy to roako any mnn's heart hold thco close, as mlno has done all theso years. And I wondor aye, oft do I wonder, hns my lovo of thco brought thco to last ing evil? I havo been rough with thee, lad, at times; aye. surely I havo of lato. But my lovo for thco is tho Eamo this day as It has over been. Never doubt that, Jean, my lad, what- nvop lipfnlln!" Startled at tho manifestation of such a 'mood in Laro, Lafltto looked at him with a sllonco duo to amazement. "I had a strange dream last night, Jean," continued Laro, In a tono curi ously unllko his usual ono; "a dream I feel Is meant as a warning. I havo Indian blood In my veins, and so you can better understand tho dream, and what It means to me, for it comes only to thoso of my rnco whoso end Is near. But I havo no fear, and caro nothing as to how my end comes whether it bo by shot, bIicII, or tho sword." He stood moro erect as ho said this, and spoko with' an air of braggadocio. "But somehow It has stirred old times to light, Joan this dream of mlno," ho added, relapsing Into tho odd softness of look and volco. "Rouso yourself, Laro what has come to you?" said Lafltto sharply; for ho was beginning to wonder If this wore anything moro than a new phaso of maudlin excitement. But Laro remained silent, his eyes fixed upon tho deck. "What Is this dream which seoms to havo affected you so powerfully?" prosontly inquired Lafltto, thinking that perhaps it might bo better to humor Laro than to show disrespect for his peculiar mood. Tho broad brown hand went again to rest upon Lafltto's shoulder, and Laro looked off over the sea with oyes which seemed for tho moment to havo lost all Interest In tho approaching vessel. "It was this, my lad: I sat at a tablo heaped with fruits and wines, nnd about mo was such as makes tho heart of man glad to bo alive. But sudden ly thoro camo a flash of lightning, with nn awful peal of thunder, and, looking out upon a portico near mo, I saw a form clad like an Indian warrior riding a horso black -as tho gates of hell. Straight up tho stops of tho por tico tho steed galloped, and Into tho room, where It circled around tho tablo, until the warrior drew his bow and let fly an arrow that struck my glass, and sent tho wlno, blood-red, pouring over mo and my guests In n stream which grow, and grew, until It was a red river flowing over tho tnblo, and washing It away, and I awoko, shivering, to see Ehewnh standing by my bunk, telling mo that a craft was in sight which looked llko tho English man." Laro's bearing, so changed and soft ened, no less than tho dream he had rotated, made Lafltto fcol at a loss what to say. Ho could not deny that tho recital had affected him strangely, seeming to bring him Into closer touch with Laro as tho latter added, "I havo always known that to dream of this Indian and his black horso meana death to ono of my family." Tho proBBiiro of his hand grow honv lor upon Lafltto's shoulder, and ho raised his oyes, now filled with a soft er expression than tho young man had over seen thorn hold. "Jean, my Ind, If nn j thing happens to mo, you will nlways tnko caro of Lnznllo? Even though you havo no lovo to glvo tho girl, you will let no harm como to hor?" Tho sound of her nnmo brought La fltto to his propor senses, and tho per ploxod look vanished from his faco as' ho exclaimed, "Mon dlou, Lnro what nonsenso nro you talking? You, to bo so upset liv n moro dream! Drop all thought of it, and glvo your mrad to more important matters, for It wo are to reach tho Barra do Hlerro this night wo must put nsldo such unsub stantial things as dreams, and keep a lookout for tho Englishman." Tho stranger was Biirely drawing nearer, nnd tho past twenty minutes hnd brought her closo enough to bo mado out distinctly. Sho was, beyond doubt, a man-of-war, and presumably tho same that had boon the brlgan tlno's neighbor In Fort Royal harbor. "Havo you tho gun In prime order, Lopez?" asked Lafltto, who now came nnd stood besldo tho old gunner. "Ah. that you havo, I sec," ho added with a smile, after glancing at It, now dl vested of its tarpaulin covering, "and I look to you for Its proper handling, should occasion arise." Lopez, who' stood with his assistants clustered around him, replied with a grin, "Nover you fear, my captain, but that tho gun and myself will glvo a propor account of ourselves." There now camo a shout from aloft, tho lookout announcing that tho ap proaching vessel was tho Englishman and that sho seemed to bo preparing for action. ( "Curso tho wind why won't It hold with us?" muttered Oaronno, standing near the group about tho gun, nnd Lafltto noted the gleam of bntred that, for tho pecond, mado Ehewah's faco fiendish as ho glanced at tho speaker. "Wind nr no wind." returned Loncz. In a growl, "wo aro taking our own course, nnd If yonder gentlemen trouble us, tholr own fault It will bo If burnt Angers thoy get for meddling." "Stand by to tako In tho stun-salls!" tho voice of Lnro broko in. Tho enp tain Bcemcd to havo recovered fully from his recent mood, and to havo for gotten tho dream that Inspire It. "Lively, you dogs!" ho shouted. "Llvoly, there, and If that craft wants to overhaul us, let her make tho trial." The "Black Petrel" now changed her course, and tho other vessel did tho same, this Indicating that sho in tended to givo chase, but tho brlgan tlno was by far tho better sailer, and, had Laro chosen to run southward, ho might havo escaped. This, however, would have carried tho "Black Petrel" away from her proposed destination, a thing thnt La fltto, no less than Laro, scorned to per mit, especially as tho pursuer was of a nation hated by both of them. They wore therefore of ono mind in tho de termination not to submit to personal inconvenience on account of tho Eng lishman. Tho latter drew still closer aa tho day woro on, when a littlo after noon, tho fog bank, which had been prom ised at sunrise, rolled In over tho sea, enveloping pursuer and pursued as in the folds of a heavy blanket. Lafltto was for keeping straight to their course, but Laro, with sulky persistence, claimed that their bettor plan would be to anchor. Ho know that early the noxt morning should thn foe lift bv sunset ho could reckon upon reaching tho channel flowing in ward to tho Barra do Hlerro, and, al though Its bars and reefs, whllo fa miliar to himself and his men, guarded a course tho stranger could not follow In safety, ho did not caro to risk point ing out tho way to his Island retreat. (To bo continued.) Germany Has a Perfect System for the Collection of Debts. Writing from Bamberg, Consul W. Bardol calls attention to a German way of doing things. "Tho most Influential and most Im portant credit agency," ho says, "1b an association called tho Verein Crcdltre form. This association is'composed of tho best eloment of bankers, manufac turers, merchants and tradespeople In over 400 cities in Germany, 175 in Austria-Hungary, 75 in tho Nether lands and with branches in every largo city of Europe. Whllo theso work en tirely Independent each In its own dis trict, they oxchaugo their experiences in a systomntlc and honest way. "Tho object is to look after delin quent debtors, to Inquire carefully Into tho solidity of business houses and to glvo verbnl or written roports on their standing. A responsible secretary la constantly in chargo of each offlco. His pay dopends upon tho amount of foes paid by tho members. Tho associa tions Issue cards of Introduction for tho uso of traveling salesmen which onablo thorn to obtain fairly correct ro ports on tho trade they havo to visit in any placo, no matter how romoto from homo." Finger Bowl Unnecessary. "So you had a good timo in tho city, Hirnm?" "Oh, bang up, Martha. Why, cousin took mo out to dinner and it was great." "I hopo you know how to conduct yoursolf properly, Hiram!" "Oh, yes; but at tho tall end of tho dinner tho waiter brought mo a glass bowl full of water." "Of courso, Hiram!" "But, Martha, I had drunk so much by that tlmo that I couldn't drink a mouthful more!" Yonkers Statesman. That One Was Enough. Thoy had been married six long months and tho honoymoon hnd evi dently dlsnppearod for keeps. "I'vo only had ono wish ungrntlflod slnco our wedding day," sho said. "And what Is Hint?" ho asked In a tono redolont with Indifference "That I woro slnglo again," sho ro-piled. The Soft Inpeachment, Widow Do you know thnt my daughtor bus Rot oyos upon you? Gontlemnn (flattered) Has she, really?" Widow Certainly; only to-day bIio was saying "That's tho sort of a gon- tloman I should llko tor my papn." The Haunted I Hall A ROUMANIAN TALE By HELENS VACARESCO Ltd)r-ln-Wilrin( at the R6umnlin Court (Copyright, 19U6. bj Joieph 11. llowlo) "Sultana, you nud your brother will havo to sleep hero and guard tho corn," said tho young girl's mother. It wns after sunset, nnd tho peas ants had all returned to their homes In tho neighboring vlllnge. Tho oven Ing wns beautiful, and the eastern sky, lit up by delicate clouds shading from tho palest pink to violet, made an ex julslto picture. "Dear mother, sleep here," replied Sultana, In nn awed whlspor, "wo know tho corn must bo guarded, and thnt tho Tziganes (Bohemians) nro rapacious and daring, but evcryouo In tho vll lugo says that yonder place Is haunted. My brothers need havo no fear, for tho spirits of tho dead only bIiow them selves to young girls when, when " "When they aro pretty," quickly put iu her mother. "Hnvo you over been curious enough to look nt yourself in tho fountain, or tho woll? If so, you may havo scon frowning nt you n very brown small face. You are nlways frowning, Sultana, and no spirits will show themselves to you. You aro not pretty enough." "Yet Constnntln told mo" "Constnntln is in love with you, nnd covets tho house nnd cattle; ho hns every reason to declaro you aro pret ty," muttered tho old woman between her teeth. "Well, good night, child, I hnvo no tlmo to spare. You must bo tired, bo lie down on the straw and rest. In half nn hour tho moon will rlso nnd keep you compnny." With those words Sultana's mother lifted a bundlo of straw which had fallen from the last wagon, pushed It towards the girl nnd thon took tho path that led to tho vil lage As her footsteps died away, Sultana looked round for her brothers, and, not seeing them, she walked n littlo way, finally finding them fast asleep near n hedge. Something like pity for hci toiling race moved her heart; but pens- J KUUH !XBlJiIl HE IMPLORED HER TO TOUCH HIS I1LOODSTAINED HANDS. ant girls rarely stop to nnalyzo their feelings and prefer dreams to tho real ity of thought. Tho vast plain stretched around her like a sliver sea in the twilight nnd tho gleaming vlllago lights on tho hill seemed to bo tho only sentinels to whoso caro this vast stretch of laud was confided. Tho ruins of nn old cas tlo rose ut tho foot of tho hill, and towards this placo Sultana wound hor way, wondering to herself if it wero really haunted; and if It wero really possible that tho legends sho hnd so often heard wero true. "How unlikely," sho muttered to her self, as sho pushed back tho yellow muslin handkerchief on her hoad, and let tho night air fan hor curly black hair, nnd caress her small, dollcato face. As she stood there, gazing at what had perhaps In ages past been n houso of revelry nnd grandeur, tho moon rose. Sultana remomborcd a story sho had heard in her childhood, that tho moon burned to ashes all tho young girls she mot on tho plain when sho flrst rose. Thinking of this, she slowly returned to her bed of straw, laid horselt down and was Boon asleep. All at onco she awoko bewildered and troubled, and saw standing a few paces from her tho shndowy form of a wom an, who seemed to be beckoning hor towards the ruins. At tho same mo ment sho becamo awaro that soft, In visible music wns playing around her. Sho rose quickly and, running to the ruins, found to her great surprise a door she had nover noticed boforo. Opening It, sho discovered somo steps which led Into what had been in ages past an immense banqueting hall. At a long tablo gorgeously decorated with silver caudolnbrn nnd ladon with ex qulslto fruit and flowers sat about n hundred lords, nnd ladles. That this wns a brldnl party Sultana understood at onco. It nlso struck her that sho was invisible to nil the company, with tho exception of n hnndsomo youth, who woro n whlto satin costumo nnd n long, dark green velvet cloak. Novor in hor wildest Imagination hnd Sultana seen n faco so distinguished and hnndsomo as this youth's who seemed to watch hor with imploring .oyes. A beautiful woman sat opposlto him. Hor rich dress was nlso whlto nnd gllstoning with diamonds, Thrown ovor tho back of hor chnlr wns a groen mantle, similar to that worn by tho youth. Tho music had stopped on her entering tho hnll and a deep sllonco en sued. Sultana's oyes followed tho young man's movements, nnd wt n pang of disappointment and Jealousy nho discovered thnt he was tho bride rpoom and the lady opposlto his bride. ot ho took no notlco of hor nnd his gaze was fixed on Sultnna with a look full of lovo nnd rovorenco. Sultana trcmblod with expectation 'nnd oxclto ment. Would ho not speak to hor or bid tho servants question hor as to her Intrusion nnd dcslreaj But ho said nothing, and Sultana was beginning to feel wenry of tho un changing spectnelo nnd tho sllenco of the dazzling compnny, when suddenly tho strains of music were ngaln heard, wild, weird music, which seemed as it it would rend the violins. At tho same moment a strong smell of tobcs per vaded tho room and tho guests all rosa with animated nnd uneasy gestures, pushing their chairs aside. Tho brldo groom wns tho first to rise. Ho lifted bis glass and seemed about to drink, when suddenly ho throw it violently to tho ground, and, solztng n knlfo, flung it Into tho bosom of his brldo. Tho girl fell back with n scream, and horror-stricken Sultnna watched her life blood oozing down hor white satin gown. In hnsto tho youth rushed across tho tablo, smeared his hands In the wnrm blood nnd to Sultana's terror approached her with n htimblo nnd bo seeching nlr, showing her by his ges tures that ho wns begging of her to touch his blood-stained hands with hers. Sultana, almost beside herself with fright, tried to rush out of the hall, but nil the nssembly gathored round her, nnd, falling on tholr knees, showed by signs thnt thoy wero implor ing hor to fulfill tho young mnn's re quest. When Sultnna returned to hor moth er's houso at dawn tho old woman stood nghnst at her Beared faco. "Tho full moon has dono you somo harm after all. How your hands burn. You must come to bed nt onco." For some days Sultana remained unconscious; then 'delirium solzed hor. She raved continually about tho unknown youth and tho sceno which had taken placo in tho haunted castle. "She has gono mnd," Bald tho neigh bors to each othcr.'ns one by one they camo to Inquire and saw tho poor girl throwing her nrma ovor hor head or hiding her faco In her hands and cry ing bitterly. Yet Sultana recovered. Sho nover aiiuded to whnt was uppermost In her thoughts. Soon nftcr sho hnd regained her usual health sho resolved to ques tion an old witch, who wns supposed to bo well versed in mnglc of all klnda. Hnvlng entered her miserable little hut, which wns filled with all kinds of curious looking objects, sho sat down on a low Btool beforo the fire and anld: "I am told you possess powers unusual to most people I have, theroforo, come to ask you to tell me all you know about the haunted castlo lying nt the foot of our vlllago. If you do not know Its history, enn you not by yout mnglc spells And It out?" Tho old witch answered: "I know its history and will tell it you. Threo hundred years ago tho son of n mighty hoynrd (Roumanian chief) who inhab ited tho castlo fell in lovo with n beau tiful peasant girl. His parents, ol course, opposed the marrlngo and be trothed tho unhappy youth to the daughter of another hoynrd, who wai Immensely wealthy and powerful. The poor peasant girl polsoneo horsolf bo foro tho marrlngo took placo. On the vory ovo of tho ceremony tho youth on trented his flunceo to rolcnso him from his engagement. Sho wns n bad and heartless woman, who laughed In hit face, and tnunted him, telling him thai Bho was quite content to possess his riches without possessing his heart And then nt n Inrgo dinner given it. honor of tho brldo " "Stop! I know tho rest; he stnbbec her." "I seo you have heard tho tale be foro," Bald tho witch. "Do you also know that tho wretched souls of theso peoplo who died bo long ago return by night and hnunt tho castlo hnll, where thoy nro bound to go through tho ter rlblo sceno continually until some liv ing girl, who resembles tho girl tho youth loved, will consent to touch tho young man's blood-stained hands? This Is the only means of lifting his heavy curse and frightful punishment It Is likely to Inst forovor, as he will never find n human being capablo of such a sacrlflco, as tho Instnnt she touches his blood-stained hands eho must die." A week nftor this conversation had taken place, Sultnna was found dead in the hnll of the ruined cnstlo nnd car ried tenderly by hor peoplo to her homo. All who saw her wero struck by the peaceful nnd happy look on hor fnco, and a few days later, nt her funeral, the astonished pensanta no ticed tho prcsenco of n tall nnd ex tremely handsome youth, wrapped In n long black cloak, who spoko to no ono, but lingered by tho gravo after all the others had left. Tho priest, whoso cottage overlooked tho cemetery, rolated that he saw the mysterious youth lie down on the freshly filled gravo and slowly sink Into tho earth that covered Sultana. Underground River Connects Lakes, News of tho discovery of a big un derground river nt Nellca Corners, Hnldlmand county, Out., has been re ceived. While men woro drilling for natural gas they struck tho river 500 feet down In tho ground. The discov ery was mado when tho drill suddenly dropped n dlstnnco of 30 feet. When drawn out It was wot. Tho rush of water could bo heard when the mon put their ears to tho hole, Wntor was pumped out, nnd with it camo some fish. Residents of tho district bollovo It is a great channel connecting Lako Erlo with Ontario. Its discovery Is beloved to explain why all tho wells around thero went dry. No one could say which way the river is running. Considerable oxcltement prevails aa Ue result of the discovery. SCIENCE ANi-HE MEDIUMS M Facts Ones Held to.Ba Miracles, But a Conceded by Modern H Thought,' H Spiritualism Is the successor of the H mediaeval occultism and of the older H magic. To-day science, without accept- H '.ng Its manifestations, studies them; H and in these troubled waters almost all H the facts upon which tho new mota- H physics la founded havo been fished up. H Like mngnctUni, says Vnnco Thomp- H son In Everybody's, It has drawn the H attention of physicians to the phenom- H na of induced sleep nnd has given many of tho dnto for the study ol H hypnosis nnd suggestion. Tho mediums, who bellovo, llko tho unclont pytho- H nosscs, that they nro possossod by H foreign spirits, have served for tho H Btudy of tho change of personality nnd ,JH tolopathy. And it has Bhown thnt tho H prodigies, diabolic and divine, record- B od in nil early religions woro not so' M fabuloua aa tho critical fancied. B At nil oventB science admits that HHj there is a force call It psychic aa H Crookes does, ncurlc with Baretz, vital H with Baraduc, or the odlc forco of M Rclchonbrnch a force which can bo U measured nnd described, which leaves M ita mark on tho photographic p'.ats, fl which emanates from every living be- M ing, which acts at a distance which M saves or destroys. Plato knew It. bssH Great wizards llko Cardan made uso M of it. The charltnns like Cngllostro M blundered upon it. Tho scientists havo M tho last word. fl What definite facts has Bclence nc- M quired? Tho change of personality; M that Is classic now. The ovldonce for M telepathy is Indubitable. That may H seem a bold statemont; It is n com- M monplaco for those who aro In touch U with tho latest exporimenta of tho M metaphyslc clinics. Only n few years t ago beforo Pasteur camo it would M have been deemed sheer idiocy to talk M of studying typhoid fever or cholera or M erysipelas In a laboratory. Telepathy M ia an acquired certainty as much aa H Harvey's theory of tho circulation of H the blood, which threo ncodemlos of H physicians declared Impossible. H And tho explanation of the strange phenomenn: Are they hints and in- H Btlgatlons from another world tho in- H terventlon of spirits of the dead., of H angels or demons? This la the opln- H ton held by almost all tho sects of the H occult, those who worship in the hun- H dred and one little religions of mystl- H clsm. Science does not go quite bo far. H It declares: H 1. There exist in nature certain un H known forces cnpable of acting of H matter. H (This covors all the objective phe H nomena of metaphysics, such as the H transport of bodies from one place to H another, luminosity, etc.) H 2. We possess other means of know H Ing than those of reason or the senses. H (This appltes to the subjective phe- H nomena of metaphysics, including tele- H I pathy, second sight, clairvoyance.) H GENESIS OF SALLY LUNN. Tills Was a Toothsome Delicacy H Popular a Century or H More Ago, H H How many of our readers know the H excellences of a Sally Lunn? The jH world whirls round so fast that it la H possible not one In n hundred could tell H what a Sally Lunn Is, says London H Modern Society. The genesis of this H toothsome delicacy is to be found in H Edinburgh society a hundred years ago. It was before railways had made London tho cnpltnl of Britain In tho H days when Scotch peers nnd gentlemen H hnd their town houses In Edinburgh H and whon Edinburgh could offer sod- B ety second to none In distinction and H chic. HJ It was when tho now regiment of H Fenclbles, rnlscd by Lord Breadalbano M nt the end of the eighteenth century, M was turning the heads of Edinburgh M belles that the custom of giving tea M partlos becamo the fashion. Prince H Leopold, widower of Princess Char- U lotto of Wales, loitered in Edinburgh M on his wny south from a visit to Tay- M mouth castlo, and many of tho princl- M pal hostesses of the city fought for the M honor of entertaining him to tea. Miss fl Sarah Lowndes, "a lady of the first M fashion," then Invented tho cake called M afterward by her name, "Sally M Lowndes," a name which slipped easily M into the "Sally Lunn" known to this M day to north country pnstry cooks. M Soon afterward Miss Sally married and M a daughter of hers became tho wlfo of M MnJ. Dallos-Yorkeot Walmsgate, York- 'M shire, the mother of the present duch- 'M ess of Portland. We have never In- M quired it the ducal tea tables at Wei- M beck or at Grosvenor square are fur- M nlshod with the excellent and fluffy HH dainty bo nearly linked with tho an- m3 cestross of her grace. , ft? Busy Young King. B Alfonso, the young king of Spain, CAi loads a busy life, mode up of work, ftl and study, and sport such a llfo as Aj any young man might lead. And th'f 8K Is what has endoarod him to his peo- pie. In no monarchy waa tho king's1 a majesty moro hedged about with cere- ? mony. The young king haa broken It ;! f. all down. Hla ancestors gloomed behind K. the curtained windows of tho palace. ft' He hns gono to tho people. Ho Is1 4$ part of tho national life. And his. M'f frank nnd boyish good fellowship has, lhv done moro to mnko tho mounrchy saro if than "all tho king's horses nnd nil the M&j king's men." Am Notorious Name. Sv In tho early pnrt of tho last century ffii- n firm of contractors named Jerry Bros. K carried on business in Liverpool, and jfl earned nn unpleasant notorloty by H putting up rnpldly-bullt, showy but 111- constructed houses, bo that their nnmo H eventually became general for such H builders and such work In all porta of H the world. H ' BSsB ' BSSSSsi '''