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VNOPBI8 re :.- . "f la M nl l fVaalilnai lev Kum. farm l.-e line TI Mill , tu )(.." fn ' n I. If 'ver m v I It mrln r iTi. nil Lawi Ornnl . ' II i ill . i I IVi-n-li, a etr I.i CHAPTI rt XVIII. (.mtirued Ji rsi 1 1 .intiK Brit li ii I In ear, the I li.ue i kmiv ledgi .1 bi rdny In i in ii ll nOW Of voir pi . here I i;li I I,. prl surprise I'rla sam adva III I V Oil i hi ' Ill know "l I do n ' know . air," he eap Bnnll i . driven lo ttuswor, ' I t had a Kllmtiae til I hi bo) when John d i h olumti i -i thoughi iKIlizi d Ilim lull v a- not sur " "W4to did you support him ti "V I . CHAPTER XIX Afijin tlie Cellar Poorn. The fa i" ' : ink buck in l-is tile:. Ilui . hi m llj h ilr "Brli here, making bouse, anil my s i inuts II- of 111 llllllll "I can Bi rc I) In li was hi ti i . yi sti i you came"" I sir.' it tin- morning i Hell ice of his presence m in of silt ni e, I hi ii i is a broken imexpei dlj b) the rustle o) il in sui pi iae, aud t aa quietly In the door a drem t iitrm Claire sti niillg way. "Pardon in . gentlemen," aha anld softly, "bul p. i hap.- I can explain much of this mystery, and establish ihc Identity ol Major Lawrence." Rcldoti sprang forward and offered her a i hair, hut she merely thanked htm viiii ii bow, an remained stand log bet eyes upon her father. Nol once had she even glanced toward either Ureal or' me, bul i noticed the deep flush of color on cheek evidenc ing her excitement, What waa she going i" explain" How account for the atrnnge actions of tbe past few days'1 HOW tame she to In- here ut alt? Would sin confess the truth openly I" lore us all, or would she feel justifled in concealment ? I could not, did not, (if ubt the honestj of tba :irl'a Intent, and yei was it possible for her o annad them mast to arSMsat bur gga COFYTciaHT AC.nc CLLTRi3 tvCO. I9ll Blon Milt or ti mil occurred T v. ebood to protect ily explained nr thinking tbc n ..it has slrend) (I quickly, but - husteiu d "i . lull to ItOOW, i overheard mi).' Kin. n il explain, ' I w it k "1M wl n Uifl1 bi aountcd 1 as We d r turn Am 1 1. departed In i , nst be air ; i : n l ti mil. i sufe intpany ! i in m . ni a or h. r know ii were ;is II"1 com pi i for - the li ubtleai ;i . re ' .in Sir II. ii ry . aally, il ii. th. iii 'III, I Hi. lUld I sa y f he He was w ithln I form " HI " mSISBf ?' 1 1 V ' jsjaagiaisiaiaimiiiiaiaiii1 I win. M Pardon Ma, Gcntietv.e si-e Said So ftly, cf This fVyst; Her long laabi i epths moil. atly. "Vet there might tr such maaquerad lifess'd. 'Would tink you. thai he great a lisk lo j it- reasons man," she Impossible, Have taken meet with mer 'lin slmpl was a silence following the question, broken by Seldon's is In slapped ids knee in an- laugh, as pr, elation "(Joed el. limed In the mysie would be nougb, by Qad!" he ex artlly, "The lass baa cleared y w Ith a word. The fellow pour soldier Indeed to fall lu auch a test ph. CI rant?" .i fMPM PARRISH Juthor of lofe Ifnd Kill, eaponi r icowled iii 1 1 1 in In bli fa ilurk nb aul pas- 1!k acre! This tblm may touch humor, bui doi tntM. what la neaning of your worda, Mistress eJ Arc you shameless, f nrKt-i : mk iledge between ?" d turned her faces toward Mm as ti might, her I. cad bald high, Klllll your int. anawer once There la no n " "loti.'i. udden eiplo comprehend ; mrely it was understood tbt afllanred lo this aon of an you were Id neigh i ratood, yea, by th uiged the affutr, might possess a .HI! w ho kin but the fit. In art of in aked. An lan m - u - la "Oman ' hOOd ffO'H it true the way iniied my every would have (lis thought of ever "1 is ill shame tliiil 1 all this here III pr H I lemen, but I ill not 1 1 lb Major Lawren . d as a spy. He was meet again w it h m-, ; purpoae " III- I S fa. e lind ' x ot long a hile she was ' in it bnrdent d Into , . his hand clinched ; nderstund, then, thai thli here at s .mr requaal ?" ," healiattng allgbtly, "he aa uoi unwelcotna." la voire bit aklng alight I) . li re .ilso to meet you ?" y not," her head lift ins In i ant your daughter, rim! of nothing unworthy our e I i hi no ibatne to con r Lawrence is an officer emnn, the friend of Wash-1 my friend also. At any I he would be a tt elcome ir iblr If he rlaked hla i with me In Philadelphia I id in irabl In but Pcrhap. I Car Explain Much ry." the midst of acquaintances. There has been nothing hidden or elaudes- tine. He was brought lo Blmhurst n prisoner, bound to but horse, guarded b) armed men In tbe morning I learned his Identity, and at once had h'm released That is all," and she g ive a gesture with her hands, "and i trust, gentleman, mj explanation will ba sufficient." "And you warned him of my susnl 1 dons In Philadelphia," exclaimed i. rant, causing him to attack me, and than released him from arrest here." That is partially true; you endeav ored lo provoke a quarrel I he moment jou met. 1 had no desire ho should MB IJusfnjfions by HENRY TfflCDE - . fun into yiiiir bandi i When you appeared at in u iriH mer I his house I ai iiiti ii hie eacaoa." "But, t'lalre, how cams you here? why diii you leave Philadelphia?" "Becauae 1 have a brother, air, whom 1 "an only i i in m-iTrt," aba replied qulatly, i cams without thought of uat gi r, fur war hi .m i-osi ua menus in mu louniry; our noma line ro- mained until now untouched by vnn- I dais, and 1 tell amply protected by I those who accompanied me upon the ride our old house servants." She knell nt the aide of his chair, her I head bowed upon his arm, and his hand stroked tier hair i rearel if I have i n med unmaldenly, or dona whiii you may deem Wrong, father, for It has nil seemed right to me." The colonel looked al us illently for what seemed a long while, his Angara fondling tbe treaaaa of tbe gtrl'i hair I ins muni urn leaves rue in an em 1 barrelling predicament," ba admitted I ( . S, .., hard), ,, .,,, , my duty either aa n father, or BH 00' I ..... nt Ik. b v . ... I - ' ' mnr. reti iii.nier wnai niB purpoae may have been this man pen I et rated our llnea in dlagulae; be ad mittedly exercised command of tboie Irregulan who attacked and routed l Delavan'i column, and ims alt bean prowling about dlegulaad aa a conn iryman, Merely becauae my daughter roniraaci lo a friendship betwe them can hardly justify me in mm i htm iii liberty." n He pauaed, rising to his ' on my face. The girl lit reel, his ed her In ad, looking up in him "Major Lawrence, i shall hold yog I prisoner of war, referring your case ' to sir Henry Clinton, in the mean while you shall receive everj conald ' aratlon poaalbla In accordance with your rank, i am now going to Join my men in pursuit of Pagln Captain (Irani, you will accompany me, and Mr. Heldon, I aball leave you in charge of the priaonet until wa return." ; He look a step toward tbe door, I then turned to hla daughter. "i shall expect you to be ready to I ride with us on our return to Pblladel I phla, Claire," be aniii kindly. "It Iii evidently not ante for you to remain ' here alone." I Very well, father." "Come, Qrnnt, we shall have to ride 1 hard lo overtake our men." The captain started reluctantly, scowling ai ma na ha passed i should enjoy having the privilege being left in my benefit barge In re," ha Mid, under those ondl- i 'ii I d never run away ' glance at su Ift III. r run to wen, sir. man vanishing Ith s'illly, his my rut her ISnl, "Then 1 shall y precautions lo pr He stopped aside i,. Von may send two lake nil 'lit rs- lha ball m n in rguson. pj entered quietly, glancing about some curiosity, bul taking posi un either side of me al Heldon'a Kind. Claire stood beside the In Silence, her glance nut the IW, Only na we wheeled nhnm t room her eyei met t t mpse beneath the ' me lo leave the ; eating heart, ai ! loiber glan hack sunk Into a el In her hands the two guards W ii the stairs was again lot i the strong n ' ha lock clicked I sni down upon bunk fur from being disheartened had bun playing strange pranks. I was tint lift without hot, for I f It assured I had read correctly the swift tnessri: , of those uplifted blue eyes. She hnd not wished me to ac ccpi parole; then then- most be some plan of escape already formulated Ir. her mind. 1 could only wall quietly, striving to aolve the meaning of those suddenly uplifted blue eyes, nnd the promise they contained. CHAPTER XX. Tho Lady's Plan. I must have remnlned there an hour ; undisturbed, listening to faint aounds J In Hie rooms above, and peering out between the Iron bnrs at a little i square of blue iky, and some wnvlng I branch SS, Oucp. w ith ear Dressed i RaliiHt tie iliiur, I COUld distinguish the regular st ps of a lenUnel pacing back and forth, ii rid mil of the window I caught the lllbouettc of a rocked bat anil brown nun barrel, laMon bi evidently guarding, mi- with the ut moat care. By the light I Judged tbe time some- what henni ,.i k. ,i. opened suddenly, and Peter appeared lienrlng; a tray llo was aa myaterl- oualy silent and professional aa upon hla llrat Walt, not even favOMag me with a glance, hla mind apparently liiu-ni upon his diitlca, moving about nolaeleaaly, wiping the table, and plac ing hla loud of dishes thereon with great care that nil should tx- arranged in perfect order. Tba door remained ajar durlttg tbeae preparations, a Queens Ranger standing there mo tlonleaa, leaning on his gun, and eye ing us steadily. At lnsi Pel drew up a chair, duated it, and with wave of he hand Invited me to he seated. Quck. Now, Yer D.imn Rebel." He Sscl Hoarsely; "Be Up an' Lam Me One, an' Here's the Rope!" I nte as slowly as possible, while he stood over me, anticipating my over want. II" might have been a wax Dg ure, bo mechanically did be operate, and the sentinel never lor un instant i laxed bis scrutiny i had picked up almost the lust crumb, toy in with it in desperation, when a voice spoke apparently from ti r. Tbt ita laed over t the oppnshe Ik ring up the lining brilliant Ihosa of a Msh. iii ni . clutching a palm of ni nut with bis un l'i d tray, nnd the door clleki sd behind him, Not nnee did he glance toward me. or acknowledge my presence, fearful lest I mighl t" spied upon, my heart beating wiidiy in anticipation, I lay down in lha I, link wall, and unrolled tl mined bul a few wo bled, In a lady's deli ' Don'l dl spalr; If II ill after dark I will nothing before " Th I ire. bul I Heeded ni nil fae to 111. ny ate away un arrange, Can do ere wss no signs-Hi.- to know The hours o! tl.at afternoon dragged themselves along with exasperating slowness, as 1 listened for hoofbents, imagining every sound the approach I of returning horsemen. With no longer any doubt of her Intention, my npprehfnalon riveted itself on the pos sibility or the iiritish getting back i before darkness gave opportunity for j putting bar plans into execution. Barkm i closed me in. but no came with (ood or wood. s" on 'at ed nee against tba bars Into il"- night, my Illmpse of a few (lis- nl. . as I stood there, iii ii distance, i he liable, Mid then foot ng the graveled foot- voices Bounded words mdistlngul st. ps crushed alo with, BI ' as though a ntnnbt r if men were it toward the bat k Of the house were below my range of vis-ion. mom. nt Inter I heard the sounds ttend shots, aud snw the sham ti ish of fliing i was miii ejtngtng to the bars, trying to determine what It all meant. When the rioor was opened. The light of a lantern In his hand revealed a rrvn and white uiiirorm, nnd the deeply seam. m1 face of a msn of fifty. . "Quick now, yer damned rebel," ha said hoarsely, "lis up an' lam me one. mil' here's the rope " "What:" "Didn't yer heal ? or wasn't yer told the game? SufTcrir." Moses, It's got lo bo played swift, or yell He here an' rot. That's what that bnld headed skate Is out thar lendln' 'em off for. I m ter come in wld yer supper W j sing me nrsi llgni, bind me up wld vMfl 17 IrAmmiL iiiuiiimia the ron., and skip 'lis n dirty job, but the friends of ye pay well for St.' so COttl on now." (TO BJC CONTINUSSU FOR FRUIT UR SPICE CAKE Voung Housewife May Be Interested In Thin ConfeLlion. Which Is Really Delicious. Materials Brown sugar, lc. ; na lasses, e.; pastry flour. IHe-i sour cream, lc; Heeded saisln'. I lb.; melt ed butter. 1 t ; allspice. . tsp.; cinna mon, 1 tap; cloves. '-. tsp.; buklug powder, I tap, i 0, cup; t. teas poor ; tsp, table spoon, aii measure meats level flour nirted b.-fore measuring Utensils Taper bag, wire cako cooler, mixing howl slotted wooden spoon, measuring cup. teaspoon, table spoon, cake pan, chopping, bowl, egg' beater and flour ahlfter t'hop the niislna or cut them Into Hinaii places Beat tbe cream until very light, then add tbe sugar and beat very well again. Pul all the dry Ingredients together Into tba sifter; lusinn a little of the (lour to mix with the mlBlnsi Add tin molassef and butter melted, and beat well. Mix the raisins well through the dough. Line the cuke pan with greased paper, turn In the dough, set Into a paper bag which Is already on the wire mat and bake In a slow oven one hour Or a small hole may be mad' In tho UP, and the rake tried with a to. th plek or clean straw Remova Irom the oven, tear the paper off tba top and allow the cake to cool on the cuke cooler fruits Oranges, grape fruit, grapes, apples, lemons vegetables white and sweet pota toes, Hubbard squash, turnips, white and yellow carrots, white and red cabbage, parsnips, o'lions. lettuce, oyster plant Extras Tomatoes, fancy melons, Itru-selii sprouts, strini: beans, rad Ulbos, wax beans, egg piant. CRANBERRY SAUCE AND JELLY Dest Wjy to Prepare Them for Those Who Like This Conrliment With Their Oirds. Cranbi rre are In the market now. ami tin re are many who prefer their tart sweetness to any other sauce with birds, says a New York Sun writer They are best when JellltaJ, and should never bs sent to nc table In any form without being strained frei of skins. An excellent way to jelly thaaa berries so that th-ir deli cacy and crisp flavor shall be pn; aervod i th- follow ing Pick over and Wash two quarts of cranberries ; put them In a saucepan with cold water Stew the fruit over n slow tire until It may be pressed through a line sieve To each pint of the pulp add a pound of line white sugar; then place over the lire to boil, stirring briskly for about fifteen min utes or until the jelly thickens on a cool SaUCer Then pour in molds and let it stand till linn This jelly is aisn an Ideal accom paniment for the broiled or planked spring turkey or guinea fowl, Th birds are at their very beat now when they are small and young Th.-y abould be well buttered and bits of bacon pinned over them for either dunking or broiling. Very hot plates ind plenty or heal quality butter are necessary tor tbe perfect service of Delicious I'an Stew pieces et cold roaj nutton or i r. cut I leSS. pleCS. IP', from stln Then pul Inti Taki meat. bio! art sti lust cover kett er with cold water and let boll lip oree Set back and simmer until tile meat is almost ready to fall to pieces. Tln u add white potatoes and onions (quantity according to amount of meat and si.- and taste of family) peeled and cut Into eighths The pota toes I cut into eighths lioii slowly mixed t past. id water, Have some br-'iid al- in triangles on It quite thick ready toasted ; Have arrangi plattur and serve the meat and vege. tables piping hot un the toast trl anglea, with brown r.tav poured over all If you have nny corn or stewed tomatoes left over it i vary nice to add them half an hour before stew is done This is cheap, heart) and good tasting. Good Hints. ve you a wire frying basket? our tomatoes in Ii tin- bexl time in- t,. he I ..in, u d ami plunged . deep kettle of boiling water. r Is no danger by this nn-thod itting i hem water-soaked. 1 1 I'm the) Into Tb.'i of g ly ep milk, butter and , gs nil closa of the r. frlg hi table and paraffin from ish each piece accumulation iraffin for next tables, laf other odor Don'l th jelly and ir, and snv, ind there Jelly time. dean p Squash Pie Filling. One cup of slewed BQUash, one-half cup sugar, two eggs and milk enough lo mi a pie plate, lirst Una n pto plate with crust, then beat eggs and sugar together, nddlng squash und milk, seasoning with cinnamon, nut meg and aUaplce to suit the tjste. Hake about 10 minutes In a muler nte oven. Fried Sweetbreads. Soak sweetbreads in lukewarm wa ter two hours, then pmtr hot water over, soak la minutes and skin them roll In flour, fry in buiter very slowly at tnc same time with two sliced onions. Take on. strain gravy, add onequarter cup sherry and a little bouillon This for two pair nweet- breada.