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of the LADY ARABELLA SYNOPSIS. At 14 years of ago Admiral Sir Peter Hawksliuw's nephew. Itlchurd Glyn. fell deeply in love at first sight with Lady Arabella Stormont, who spurned his at tentions. The lad. an orphan, was given a berth ns midshipman on the Ajax by his uncle. Giles Vernon, nephew of Sir Thomas Vernon, became the boy’s pal. They attended a theater where llawk slinw's nephew saw Lady Arabelln. Ver non met Philip Overton, next In line for Sir Thomas Vernon’s estate. They start ed a duel which whs Interrupted. Vernon. Overton and Hawkshaw's nephew found themselves attracted by pretty Lady Ara bella. The Ajax In battle defeated French warships In the Mediterranean. Itlchard Glyn got £2,000 prize money. He was called home by laidy llawkshaw as he wus about to "blow In" his earnings with Vernon. At a Hawkshaw party Glyn dis covered that Lady Arabella was a poor but persistent gambler. He talked much with her cousin Daphne. Lady Arabella again showed love for gaming. Later she held Glyn and Overton prisoners, thus delaying the duel. CHAPTER VI. As Overton had said, the meeting was delayed exactly 24 hours. My courage always has an odd way of disappearing when I am expecting to use it, although I must say, when I have had actual occasion for it I have always found it easily at hand. I can not deny that I was very much fright ened for Giles on the morning of the meeting, and, to add to my misery. I heard that Overton was considered one of the best shots in England. The dreary breakfast gulped down; the postchaise rattling up to the door —I had hoped until the last moment that it would not come; the bumping along the road in the cool, bright sum mer morning; the gruesome, long, nar row box that lay on the front seat of the chaise; the packet of letters which Giles had given me and which seemed to weigh a hundred tons in my pocket —all these were so many horrors to haunt the memory forever. But I must say that, apparently, the misery was all mine; for I never saw Giles Vernon show so much as by the flicker of an . eyelash that he was disturbed in any way. About half way from the meeting ground we left the highway and turned into a by-road; and scarcely had we gone half a mile when we almost drove into a broken-down chaise, and standing on the roadside among the furze bushes were the coachman, the surgeon—a most bloody-minded man I always believed him—Mr. Buxton and Overton. Our chaise stopped, and Giles, put ting his head out of the window, said, pleasantly: “Good-morning, gentle men; you have had an accident. I see.” "A bad one,” replied Mr. Buxton, who saw that their chaise was beyond help, and who, as he said afterward, was playing for a place in our chaise, not liking to walk the rest of the dis tance. Giles jumped out and so did I, and the most courteous greetings were ex changed. The two drivers, as experts, ex amined the broken chaise, nnd agreed there was no patching it up for ser vice; one wheel was splintered. Mr. Buxton looked at Giles mean ingly, and then at me, and Giles whispered to me: “OfTer to take 'em up. By Jupiter, they shall see we are no shirkers.” Which I did. and, to my amazement, In a few moments we were all lumber ing along the road; Overton and Mr. Buxton on the back seat, and Giles and I with our backs to the horses, while the surgeon was alongside the coachman on the box. Nothing could exceed the politeness between the two principals, about the seats as about everything else. Over ton was with difficulty persuaded to take the back seat. Mr. Buxton seated himself there without any introduction. (I hope it will never again be my for tune to negotiate so delicate an afTair as a meeting between gentlemen with one so much my superior in rank as Mr. Buxton.) “May I ask. Mr. Overton, If you pre fer the window down or up?" asked Giles, with great deference. “Kitber, dear sir,” responded Over ton. “I believe It was up when you kindly invited us to enter.” “True; but you may be sensitive to the air, and may catch cold.” At which Mr. Buxton grinned in a heartless manner. The window re mained up. We were much crowded with the two pistol-cases and the surgeon's box of instruments, which to me appeared more appalling than the pistols. At last we reached the spot—a small, flat place under a sweetly blooming hawthorn hedge, with some verdant oaks at either end. Giles and Overton were so scrupu lous about taking precedence of each other in getting out of the chaise that I had strong hopes the day would pass before they came to a decision; but Mr. Buxton finally got out him self and pulled his man after him. and then we were soon marking off the ground, and I was feeling that mortal sickness which had attacked me the first time I was under fire in the Ajax. Overton won the toss for position, and at that I could have lain down and wept. Our men were placed 20 paces apart, with their backs to each other. At the word "one" they wore to turn, ad vance and fire between the words “two” and “three.” This seemed to me the most murderous arrangement I had ever heard of. The stories I had so lately heard about Overton's proficiency with the pistol made me think, even if he did not kill Giles intentionally, he would attempt some expert trick with the pistol, which would do the business equally well. I knew Giles to be a very poor shot, and concluded that he, through awkwardness, would prob ably put an end to Overton, and I re garded them both as doomed men. I shall never forget my feelings as by MOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL ' COPYfUtMT !90t or eae&Sr rtCRAUL ca we were placing our men, or after Mr. Buxton and I had retired to a place under the hedge. Just as we had se lected our places, Giles, looking over his shoulder, said in his usuul cool, soft voice: “Don't you think, gentlemen, you had better move two or three furlongs off? Mr. Overton may grow excited and fire wild.” I thought this a most dangerous as well as foolish speech, and calculated to Irritate Overton; and for the first time I saw a gleam of anger in his eye, which had hitherto been mild, and even sad. For I believed then, and knew afterward, that his mind was far from easy on the subject of dueling. I wish to say here that I also believe, had he been fully convinced that duel ing was wrong, he would have declined to fight, no matter what the conse quence had been; for 1 never knew a man with more moral courage. But at the time, although his views were changing on the subject, they were not wholly changed. Mr. Buxton, without noticing Giles’ speech, coughed once or twice, and then waited two or three minutes be fore giving the word. The summer sun shone brilliantly, turning the distant river to a silver ribbon. A thrush rioted musically in the hawthorn hedge. All things spoke of life and hope, but to my sinking heart insensate Nature only mocked Overton Took Off His Hat and Bowed. us. I heard, as in a dream, the words "one. two, three” slowly uttered by Mr. Buxton, and saw, still as in a dream, both men turn and raise their pistols. Overton’s was discharged first; then, as he stood like a man in marble waiting for his adversary's fire, Giles raised his pistol and. taking deliberate aim at the bird still singing in the hedge, brought it down. It was a mere lucky shot, but Overton took off his hat and bowed to the ground, and Giles responded by taking off his hat and showing a hole through the brim. “You see, Mr. Glyn,” said Overton, “I have done according to my prom ise. It was not my intention to kill Mr. Vernon, but only to frighten him” —which speech Ir. Buxton and I con sidered as a set-off to Giles’ speech just before shots were exchanged. The two principals remained where they were, while Mr. Buxton and I re tired behind the hedge to confer—or, rather, for Mr. Buxton to say to me: "Another shot would be damned nonsense. My man is satisfied, or shall be, else I am a Dutch trooper. Certainly you have nothing to com plain of.” I was only too happy to accept this solution, but more out of objection to being browbeaten by Mr. Buxton than anything else, I said: “We shall require an explanation of your principal's observation Just now, sir.” “Shall you?” angrily asked Mr. Bux ton, exactly in the tone he used when the carpenter's mate complained that the jack-o'-the-dust had cribbed his best saw. “Then I shall call your man to account in regard to his late obser vation, and we can keep them pop ping away at each other all day. But this is no slaughter pen, Mr. Glyn. nor am I the ship's butcher, and I shall take my man back to town and give him a glass 6t spirits and some break fast, and I advise you to do the same. You are very young, Mr. Glyn, and you still need to know a thing or two.” Then, advancing from behind the hedge, he said in the dulcet tone he used when the admiral asked him to have wine: “Gentlemen, Mr. Glyn and myself, after conferring, nave agreed that th« honor of our principals is fully estab lished, and that the controversy is completely at an end. Allow me to congratulate you both" —and there was a general hand-shaking ull around. 1 noticed that the coachman, who was qttentlvely watching the performance, looked slightly disappointed at the turn of affairs. Straightway, we all climbed into the chaise, and I think I shall be believed when I say that our return to town was more cheerful than our departure had been. We all agreed to dine together at Mivart’s the next night, and I saw no reason to believe that there was any remnant of ill feeling between the two late combatants. I returned to Berkeley Square that afternoon, with much uneasiness con cerning my meeting and future inter course with Lady Arabella; for I had not seen her since the occurrence in Sir Peter’s study. Although my af fection for her was forever killed by that bo:: on the ear she gave me, yet no man can see a woman shamed be fore him without pain, and the antici pation of Lady Arabella’s feelings when she saw me troubled me. But this was what actually happened when we met. Lady Arabella was sitting in the Chinese drawing room, her lap dog In her arms, surrounded by half a dozen fops. Lady Hawkshaw had left the room for a moment, and Ara bella had taken the opportunity of showing her trick of holding out her dog’s paws and kissing his nose, which she called measuring love-ribbon. This performance never failed to throw gentlemen into ecstasies. Daphne sat near, with her work in her lap and a book on the table by her, smiling rath er disdainfully. I do not think the cousins loved each other. On my appearance in the drawing room I scarcely dared look toward Lady Arabella; but she called out fa miliarly: "Come here, Dicky!” (her habit of calling me Dicky annoyed me very much) “and let me show you how J i kiss Fido’s nose; and if you are a good • boy, and tell me all about the meeting l this morning, perhaps I may hold your paws out and kiss your nose” —at which all the gentlemen present laughed loudly. I never was so cm > barrassed in my life, and my chagrin i was increased when, suddenly drop . ping the dog, she rushed at me, seized * my hands, and, holding them off at full arjp's length, imprinted a sounding i smack upon my nose, and laughingly I cried out: “One yard!” (Smack on t my nose again.) “Two yards!" (Smack.) "Three yards!” (Smack.) ! At this Juncture I recovered my ■ presence of mind enough to seize her . I around the waist and return her, smacks with interest full in the mouth. ' And at this stage of the proceedings i Lady Hawkshaw appeared upon the scene. In an instant an awful hush fell ■ upon us. For my part I felt my knees . sinking under me, and I had that feel ing of mortal sickness which I had I felt in my first sea-fight, and at the | ■ instant I thought my friend’s life in ! jeopardy. Lady Arabella stood up, for ■ once, confused. The gentlemen all re tired gracefully to the wall, in order not to interrupt the proceedings, and , Daphne fixed her eyes upon me, spar i kling with indignation. Lady Hawkshaw's voice when she spoke, seemed to come from the tombs , of the Pharaohs. "What is this country tom I see?" she asked. And nobody answered a word, James, the tall footman, stood be hind her; and to him she turned, say ing in a tone like thunder: "Jeames, go and tell Sir Peter Hawk shaw that I desire his presence im mediately upon a matter of the great est importance.” The footman literally ran down- i stairs, and presently Sir Peter came j puffing up from the lower regions. ' Lady Arabella had recovered herself then enough to hum a little tune and to pat the floor with her satin slipper. Sir Peter walked in, surveyed us all, and turned pale. I verily believe he thought Arabella had been caught cheating at cards. i (TO BE CONTINUED.) I MOLDS FOR MAKING CONCRETE SEWERS AND CULVERTS Collapsible Forms for Mixing Cement in Short Time and at Small Expense—By A. A. Houghton. The necessity of setting up and tak ing down forms in making molds for sewers, bridges and culverts of con i crete work is a great waste of time, in addition to the great amount of lum ber required. With the simple form described and illustrated herewith, which can be const meted by any one in a short time and at a slight expense, the labor in handling forms when molding all classes of bridges, ealverts and sewers will be saved, as in a few minutes’ time the form can bo placed in position to mold a section, and by simply removing the key blocks the form will neatly foi l together so that it can be removed and used again without delay in construction. The manner of construction for a culvert G feet 9 inches wide and 3 feet 4% inches high when completed is to use for each section .'I one-twelfth seg ments of a circle, ns four sets of six each are used as supports to each sec tion. The best way to make these is to cut 24 pieces of 8-inch plank, 2 inches thick and 19V6 inches long; take one of these pieces and make a pattern by marking on euch end 1% Removable Concrete Sewer Forms. Inch from the top on one side. In this space draw a curved line from the marks at each end, so as to bring the highest jsdnt of the curve in the center of the top edge of the piece. This will make one-twelfth seg ment of a circle of the desired diam eter. In mitering (he ends mark a point 1% inch from each end along the bottom of the piece; then draw a line from this mark to the end of the oval line at the top, anil when this three cornered piece is rut off the correct miter is obtained for the purpose. If the length of the completed sec tion is to be 12 feet use lumber 2 inches wide and 116 inch thick; of this length lay four of the segments of circle with oval sides up at equal dis tance apnrt and cover with the 12-foot lumber, nailing on top. The oval seg ments should be so co\cred as to leave leave half an inch projecting on each side; this is planed down on one edge. TURKEYS NEED MUCH ATTENTION Cures Tor Numerous Ills They Are Subject To. The poultry raiser who is fortunate enough to have n large area of ground should not overlook the turkey as a money maker. However, never keep turkeys and hens together. There are ailments which are almost harmless to hens which prove fatal to turkeys. In raising turkeys keep them free from lice and do not overfeed them. In the spring the turkey* need green food, in sects or animal food and plenty of fresh, cool water and a good range. Do not keep them shut up In houses, ex cept in winter, and even then, except when sleet falls or the weather is ex tremely severe, they must have plenty of air. One of the most fatal diseases to turkeys Is blackhead. In some places this disease has wiped out whole flocks. Diarrhea Is the most pronounced symptom. This, however, sometimes occurs from other intestinal disorders and does not alone signify the pres ence of the malady. The next symp tom is the drooping tail, followed by a drooping of the wings, after which death soon occurs. When the disease is at its height the head assumes a dark color, hence the name “black head.” Young turkeys are much more susceptible or they may be more deli cate and cannot withstand the inva sions of the parasites so well. They begin by moping and humping as if they were cold. A blackening of the head does not always occur. The disease is caused by animal parasites, which can be detected only by the aid of a microscope. Clean food given to fowls, as one bird with a dis ease will infect the feeding ground of others. A sick bird should be removed from the Hock and placed in close quarters, which should after ward be disinfected, or the bird may Effect of Potato Imports.—ln the face of heavy importations of potatoes from England, prices grow firm. An analysis of the situation indicates that a shortage of 30,000.000 bushels in the crop compared with last year is not likely to be overcome by importations, says Farm and Home. Receipts from abroad, however, may cause some eas ing off in prices from time to time. Counteracting the heavy imports Is the Increased demand at this time for potatoes lor seed purposes. Some anx iety lest German potatoes flood the market prompted an investigation of conditions. It appears that ocean and rail freights from Germany are such that potatoes from that country cannot profitably he handled except, perhaps, at eastern ports. Keep Chickens Warm and Dry.— Chickens must be kept warm and dry on wet days in spring and summer. It is handy to have a room with a stove in it where they can get some exercise and still he warm and com fortable. Cold hinders their growth and causes bowel troubles that often prove fatal. In a bevel, even with the ends of thi supporting timbers, so as to make a tight joint when they are joined to gether. After completipg the six sections la the above manner join them together with a hinge on each support, as illus trated in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2. requiring 20 hinges. As illustrated in Fig. 2. the hinges are all placed on the bottom side of supports, except those in the center on top; these must be on the outside to enable it to fold together. By using a flat strap hinge for this, there will be very little mark left in the completed work. For the cross supports cut four pieces of 2x4-inch lumber 4 feet 10% inches long. Each one of the bottom pieces is cut 1 foot from each end and the balance of atrip cut in the center, making four pieces; Join together with three hinges, as illustrated in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2, putting one hinge on top of the strip and two on the bottom, at the joints, and then fasten to the bottom supports witli hinges, at bottom of the strip and fasten to the support at about the center. This allows these cross sup- ports to break down, as illustrated ir Fig 2, and thus folds the section to gether. The top cross pieces or supports are cut from the same lumber 3 feet G inches long, and ure divided into four pieces, in a proportionate manner as the bottom cross supports, and are hinged together nnd fastened to sec tions in the Identical manner as the bottom ones. This allows both cross supports to fold down alike, and thus draw in the sections together, so that it ran be removed trom the completed work in a very short time and with out damage to the concrete. As illustrated in Fig. 1 blocks aro used to hold the cross supports In position while tho section is in use. These should be at least 4 by 4 inches and the proper length to closely fit into the spaces. As illustrated, seven of these are used at each set of sup ports. he killed at once, and then should bo burned. Medical treatment is not very successful, owing to the difficulty of reaching the parusites ut the sent of the disease, yet treating them with some of the following remedies may be worth the trouble: Sulphur, five grains; sulphate of iron, one grain; sulphate of quinine, one grain; place this umount in cap sules and administer one night and morning to each turkey for n week. If the bird does not respond to treat ment kill it at once without drnwlng blood and then burn the carcass, dis infecting the coop. A Canadian's Opinion of Bad But ter.—A Canadian farmer thus ex presses his opinion on bad butter: "While the subject is up, why is it that so much butter is bad and a lot of it not fit for human consumption? Let any farmer who reads this ask himself the next tlmo he is carrying the milk to the house from the cow* stable, and he notices a brown scum on the top of it, what that brown scum really is. And then let him ask himself what he would think if, when he got to the house, he found bis good wife kneading a batch of dough with hands as filthy as his own. Let him wander whether be could whistle two bars of 'Home, Sweet Home,’ before exploding. And yet, sir, the bread would be just as fit for food as the butter made from that milk. For my self, I believe that ‘bad butter’ could be spelled with four letters—d-i-r-t." Get Rid of the Rats. —A bounty for rats will often induce the boys to rid a neighborhood of this pest. A sub scriber writes that 20 years ago he of fered one cent each In cash or mer chandise for 1,000 rat tails. Every boy and dog in the neighborhood got busy, and within three weeks ho paid out >2O for 2,000 rat tails. Then the town board appropriated >SO, which was expended at the same rate. The result was that for many years a rat was seldom seen in that neighborhood. The Farmer an “All-Around” Man.— The farmer must be an "all-around man.” Ho must know considerable of the laws of nature, for he is nearer to nature than any other worker. He must be a good executive, knowing how to plan his own work, and how to handle others—to treat the wage worker fairly, to his own real best advantage. He must be familiar with the markets and as much as any one can be, a judge of the times at which to sell his own commodities, and to buy those he requires of others. Planting Strawberry Plants.—For making the holes into which strawber ry plants are to be set, a flat mason’s trowel pushed forward and back to make a wedge-shaped cavity Is an ex cellent implement, or a wedge sawed from a piece of 2x4 scantling, with a long handle fastened to the broad end will result in a less back-breaking pro cess. In setting the plant spread the roots out fan-shape, and use care not to bury the crown. Avoid anger and thou wilt not sin.— Talmud. Coats in Fashion THE first coat is in blue serge; It fastens over in a point to one side; the fronts then slope away. White fnced cloth Is used for tho collar, cuffs and pockets, trimmed at the edge by black satin-covered buttons and but ton-holes, made with black silk cord. Hat of straw, trimmed with masses of small roses and a feather mount. Materials required: 2 yards serge 46 Inches wide, yard white face cloth, 3 dozen buttons, 2 yards cord. Here is a coat for fawn face-cloth; it has u semi-fitting front and a tight back; tJbs are cut on the front, back and sleeves, trimmed with buttons and cords; all tho seams are wrapped and tho collar Is of velvet. Hat of stretched tatln, trimmed with roses and a feature mount. Materials required: 1% yard cloth 46 inches wide, 1% dozen buttons, % yard velvet, 3 yards lining. The third is of tweed, bound with satin. The coat fastens Invisibly down center of front, and is trimmed with buttons and cords in sets of threes, the sleeve is trimmed in the same way, nnd is bound with satin. Hat of straw, trimmed with Bilk and a feather mount. Materials required: 1% yard 48 Inches wide. 1 yard satin, 15 buttons, 3 yards lining. REALLY SMART LINEN DRESS. Designed to Be Made Up in Rouge Pink and in Semi-Princess Style. Kongo pink linen is selected for this smart semi-princess style. A plain panel continues from shoulders to hem of skirt, and has a wrnppod seam at each s.de, giving the effect of a tuck; one tuck is made on either side to fit on the bodice, and other tucks con tinue to the end of sleeve; three more tucks of different widths trim the foot of skirt, commencing on each side of panel. Tucked lawn is used for the yoke, which is edged with braid, a gal loon-waist-band is taken as far as pan el, and on the right side of it a ribbon is attached, finished ut the end by a tassel. Hat of coarse straw to match, trim med with chiffon, roses and a feather. Materials required: Nine yards linen 36 inches wide, four yards braid, one half yard galloon for waist-belt, three quarters yard ribbon, one tassel, one half yard tucked lawn. Mouth Wash. An excellent mouth-wash may be made by mixing one ounce of carbon ate of soda with one pint of water. Bottle for use. After cleaning the teeth as usual, rinse with a little of this liquid. It has a fine preservative effect on the teeth, and cleanses the tongue and gums. Return to Quaint Curls. Among the folk fashions borrowed from Poland is that curious one of the dangling curls at the sides of the face. Some of the daring women in Paris are trying the littlo curls which fall over the temples and account for the strav locks about the ear. To Save Stockings. Girls will not be half so • apt to dance holes in their delicate silk stock ings if only they will have slippers powdered Inside. This simple opera tion permits the silk and shoo to rub •ogether with decidedly less friction, i .d the wear is thus not so great. There is no more satisfactory ar rangement for a yoke than the separ ate gulmpe tied down with ribbons at the waist lin BRAINS NEEDED IN THE HOME. Without Intelligent Application, Housework Means Drudgery and General Unhappiness. As a recipe for a happy home there is none better than brains and good housekeeping. The more a woman knows the more easily she achieves. Housework undirected by brains spells drudgery. . The housewife with brains knows tlie value of system, of diregarding traditions if they mean a waste of higher powers, of making life moru simple If following the fnshlon means cramped nerves nnd strained purse. The brain shows the futility of scrubbing, stitching and dusting aq home making qualities; while the other half will never let culture run rampant while stockings are un darned nnd meals are belter skelter. A woman was once asked to define her ideal housekeeping. "It Is that,’* she said, "where the woman keeps the house and not the house tho wom an." Houses having away of not only "keeping" the woman, but binding her with chairs Impossible to break un less brains form more than half the mixture used in that house’s running. A New Trimming. Many of the imported gowns are be ing trimmed with sllk-covcred cord. It is very effective, and is necessarily somewhat exclusive, since it cannot be bought In the shops. It is not dif ficult to make at home, however. Use soft cotton cord, as thick as; heavy twine. Messaline, satin or* taffeta may be used in the desired color. Cut the material in bias strips, turn in tho edges, bind the cord, sew ing carefully along these edges. Tho trimming Is then braided on to the gown in a large pattern. If It Is un practical to have the gown stamped, trace the pattern on tissue paper, baste It on ami braid through it. After the design is finished the paper may be pulled out. This kind of cord also makes suitable loops for silk-covered buttons when they are used for trim ming. Hints on Hemming. Hemming on light-weight wool goods should be done by hand. Use a short needleful of split silk.. It makes a prettier hem. And does away with tho tight twist ing of the fine single silk. Another good plan is to use the ravellings of the material. It is a perfect match. It has the same sheen as the mate rial. It does not show, therefore. If a chance stitch goes through. IN VOGUE • lv / Almost every gown has a different colored shoulder scarf. It is now quite the fad to have lingerie embroidered in pink and blue, according to fancy. A waist that closes in the back is always pretty with tucks extending to yolk depth In front. Passementerie drop trimmings are now to be found in all the modish colors, and in pearl, jet, crystal and metallic effects. A long chain, intended to be twist ed around the neck a second and third time, is ornamented with rose eoral oblongs effectively matched. Net girdles of wide soft mesh are embroidered in ribbousine (a lustrious fabric), and fringed with it. They come in all of the fashionable colors. New cloak gowns, which may be worn as an outdoor garment or as a princess robe, come in broadcloth, in black, navy blue, violet and smoke color.