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MOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL j
(Copyright, lKni, lkibl-MerrillCo.)
'Tis not lu my nature to be cowed
by any woman whatever. Therefore,
when I found myself In the presence
of my Lady Hawkshaw, In her Chinese
drawliiR room, with her great Mack
eyes glaring at me, and her huge
black plume of feathers nodding ut
me, as she snt, enveloped in a vast
black robe like a pall, I said to myself:
"After all, she is but a woman." So
I stared back at her with nil the cool
ness in the world and I was a seeker
after favor, too and but 14 years of
age, and had only seven and sixpence
In my pocket. The tall fooitnan who ! coolness
stood behind Lady Hawkshaw's chair
made a grimace at me; and I respond
ed by a fierce look, as if I was about to
run him through the body.
"Jeames," said her ladyship, "go and
make my compliments to Sir Peter
Hawkshaw, and say to him that his
roistering kept me awake hall' the
night, and consequently 1 feel very ill'
this morning; and that his great-j
nephew, Master Richard C.lyn from
America, Is come after a midshipman's ;
warrant In hs majesty's navy and 1 :
desire Sir Peter to attend nie in my
Her ladyship's French was the
queerest imaginable yet in her youth
she had the French tutor who had
taught the daughters of the regent of
There was a silence after the tall
footman left, during which my lady
and I eyed each other closely. 1 re
member having heard that she had de
fled her father, Iird Uosaiuiuet, and
one of the greatest family connections
In the kingdom. In order to marry Sir
Peter, who was then a penniless lieu
tenant in his majesty's navy and the
son of a drysaljerJiMlie city. This t
"" Fame" rtrysalfer" was" my uroat-mand-,
father; but I had an Infusion of an
other blood through my mother, f!od
bleRfl her! who was of a high family
and a baronet's daughter. The dry
salter strain was honest, but plebeian,
while the baronet strain was rather
more lofty than honest. I fancy.
Having heard, as I say, of the des
perate struggle it cost Lady Hawk
shaw to marry her lieutenant, I some
what expected to find her and Admiral
Sir Peter Hawkshaw living like doves
In a cage, and was disconcerted at the
message her ladyship sent her lord.
Hut I was still more disconcerted when
Sir Peter, a short, stout man, with a
choleric eye, presently bounced into
"Sir Peter," said her ladyship, "here
la your nephew Tom's brat, who wants
a midshipman's warrant."
Sir Peter stopped short, looked me
over 1 was tall for my age and
grinned savagely. I thought It was till
up with me and was nlnioH ready to
haul down my (lag.
"And Sir Peter," screamed her lady- j
ship, "ho must have it!"
"Hang me, my lady!" sw.pped Sir
Peter, "lt when did you tike such
.n Interest In my nephew Tom's brat?"
"This very hour," replle 1 Lady
Hawkshaw, tartly, nnd tossing her
Mack plumes haughtily. "You behaved
like a wretch to the boy ul'ter the
death of his father and mother In
America; and (!od has given you the
chance to make amends, and 1 say he
shall have his warrant."
"Zounds, madam!" bawled Sir
Peter; "since you take the liberty of
disposing of my warrants, I presume
si'ii--e of my shabbiaess and helide.-.;-nix
1 ii -rce I my heart under l.;n!
Arabella's calmly scornful g;i7e.
I'oth of these young girls were the
great-nieces of Sir Peter Hawkshaw,
but not on the drysaltcr's side, so
they were no blood relation to me.
Sir Peter was their guardian, and
Lady Hakshaw had charge of the::i.
and was most klud and devoted to
them in her way. I soon found out
that every one of Sir Peter's family
had a good friend in Lady Hawkshaw;
and 1 may as well say here that for
true devotion nnd incessant wran
gling. 1 never saw a married pair that
equaled Sir Peter and Lady Hawk
shaw. The discussion between them con
cerning me grew hotter, nnd I grew
as hot as the discussion, in thinking
what n figure I was making before
that divinely beautiful Iidy Arabella.
I had clean forgotten Daphne. Lady
Hawkshaw lugged in a great vaiiety
of extraneous matter, reminding Sir
I Pete- 01 certain awful predictions
concerning his future which had been
made by the last chaplain who sailed
with him. Sir Peter denounced the
chaplain as a sniveling dog. Lady
Hawkshaw Indulged In some French,
! at which Ladv Arabella lauuhed be
hind her hand.
The battle royal lasted some time
longer, but Lady Hawkshaw's metal
was plainly heavier than Sir Peter's;
and It ended by Sir Peter's saying to
"Very well, sir, to obliue my lady 1
will give you the remaining midship
man's berth on the Ajax, TL You may
go home now, but show ourself
aboard the Ajax at Portsmouth, be
fore 1-' o'clock on this day week, and
be very careful to mind oiir eye."
1 had nerved myself to hear with
the refusal of this lieiy ad
miral; but his real kindness, disguised
under so much choler, overcame me.
1 stammered something and stopped
that hound of a fool nut 11 was grin
ning at me, because my eyes were
full of tears, and also, perhaps, be
cause my coat was of cheap make, and
my shoes needed attention. Hut. at
that moment little Daphne, with the
greatest art It ssnoss,' came up and
slipped her little hand into mine,
"lie menus lie is very much obligi
to you, uncle, ami to you, dear aunt.
!r j' m a ,$ I
"Here Is Your Nephew Tom's Brat."
I do not know how I got out of the
house, but the next thing I knew I
was standing on Ihe street outside. I
had been told to go home. I had no
home now unless the llull-in tlie-liush
tavern be one. Hut I did not return
to the llull-in ihe Hush, whose tawdry
splendors revolted tne now, after I had
seen Sir Peter Hawkshaw's imposing
house, as much as they had before at
tracted me. I was tingling with the
sense of beauty newly developed in
me. I could not forget that exquisite
vision of Lady Arabella Stortnont,
who seemed to my boyish mind more
like 11 white rose hush in full llower
than anything I could call to memory.
I made my way Instead to the plain,
though dean, lodgings, where I had
spent the years since my parents'
death, with good Hetty Croon, the
widow of Corporal (Irecit, late of my
These two excellent but humble
creatures hud brought me. an orphan,
home from my birthplace, America,
consigned to Sir Peter and Lady
Hawkshaw. This woman, Hetty
(Iroen, had been my mother's devoted
servant, as her husband had been my
father's, and It was thought perfectly
'us bi;?h by her daily labor managed 1
to t'nil all of the cffoits of Admiral Sir
Peter Hawkshaw to find me; for he
had done all ho could to discover the
whereabouts of his nephew's orphan.
'Tis not for me to say one word
against Hetty Green, for she slaved for
me as enly a woman can slave, and,
besides, brought nie up in the habits
and manners of a gentleman, albeit
she did little for my education, nnd to
this day I am prone to be em
barrassed when 1 have a pen in my
hand. 1 can not say that I was happy
in the devoted, though savage, love
she lavished upon me. She would not
allow me to play with the boys of her
own class, and those of my class I
never saw. All niy damorlngs to
know something about my family on
either side were met by her declaring
that she had forgotten where my
mother's people lived; and as for Sir
Pete, she gave me such a horrifying
account of him that I never dreamed
It possible to receive any kindness
from him. At last, though, on her
death bed, she acknowledged a part of
the deception her desperate affection
had Impelled her to play upon me.
The poor soul had actually forgotten
about my mother's family, and had
destroyed everything relating to them,
but directed nie to go to Sir Piter;
and thus it was that, on the day after
I saw Hetty Oreen, my only friend on
earth, laid in a pauper's grave, I went
to house of niy father's uncle, with
the result narrated. When I got back
to the humble lodgings where 1 had
lived before Hetty's death, I looked up
a small box of trinkets of little value
which had belonged to my mother, and
from the sale of them 1 got enough to
live upon for a week, anil to make my
way to Portsmouth at the end of It.
Kit her Sir Peter had forgotten to tell
nie anything about niy out lit. or else
I had slipped out so quickly galled
by the fear of weeping; before that
rascally footman '-that he had no
chance. At all events. I arrived at.
Portsmouth by the mail coach, with
I'll of my belongings in one shabby
I shall not describe my feelings dur
Inn that journey toward the new life
that awaited me. in fact, I scarcely
recall them coherently; all was a
ma.'. a jumble, and an uproar in niv
We got down in the inn ard a
coach full of passengers 1 the only
one who seemed adrift and nlon.
among Ibem. 1 stomi looking atiottt me
at pert chambermaid who impudent
ly ycD'it the hostlers and got a kisl
in ivfurn: at the pretentious entrance
to the inn: at till of the hustle mm
confusion of the arrival of the coach
Presently I saw a young gent lemur
somewhat' older than myself, and wear
inv the uniform of his majesty's sea
service, come out of the inn door. H
had n very elegant figure, but his face
was rather plain. Withiif live minutes
of niy fust meeting with (illes Vernon,
1 had an example of what was one of
his most striking traits every worn-
Fm'"TfivJV:W TrfcrrtfittntiMr Utrd'TnTTlt-"
tent ion on him and smiled at. him. One
was the chambermaid, who left -off
ogling the hostlers and gaped at tills
young ollicer wlih her coarse, hand
some face all allaine; another wrs the
landlady, who followed him trt the
door, smirking and fanning hers If;
and the third was a venerable tiuakv
ess. who was about entering the inn,
and who beamed in nevolontiy on mm
iis lie bowed gallantly in passing. I
know not why this should. have made
such an Impression on me; but being
young and a fool I thought beauty was
as highly prized by women as by men.
ami it surprised tne that a fellow wlih
a month so wide and with something
dangerously near a squint should be
such a lady killer. It was common
enough for young gentlemen holding
midshipmen's warrants to come down
by the coach, and as soon as he saw
tne this young ollicer called out:
"Hallo, my hearty! Is it 11 ship of
the line or a frigate you are hooked
for? Or is It one of those damned gun
brigs which are unfit for a gentleman
to serve in?"
1 TO V.K I'ONTINl'IOD.)
as 111 many
r -v. "A
(71 Uie 01 me iimporcam liuues ui ruyaiuima uu
is to learn as to Hit? relative st.mJinp; and reliability of the leading manufactur
ers of medicinal agents, as the most eminent physicians arc the most careful as to
the uniform qtnlitv ami pet fee t purity of remedies prescribed ly them, and it is well
known to physicians and the WY'.l-lntormed Rcnerally that the California l'i? byrup
Co H reason of its coirec t method:; and perfect equipment and the ethical character of
its product.has attained tr the l:ie.h staiuling in scientific and commercial circles which
is accorded t siK-ce:-.slul and reliable houses only, and, therefore, that the name of the
Company has become a guarantee of the excellence of its remedy.
TRUTH AND QUALITY
appeal to the Well-informed in cverv walk of lifts and are essential to permanent suc
cess and creditable st.tndin-:, therefore wo wish to call the attention of all who would
enjoy Kood health, with its blessing, to the fact that it involves the question of right
living" with all the term implies. With proper Knowledge of what is best each hour
of recreation, of enjoyment, of contemplation and of effort may be made to contribute
to that end nnd the use of medicines dispensed with generally to great nuvamaKe, oui
instances a simple, wholesome temeuv may oe m .uu.u.ic u iu-." .
the California l'ig Syrup Co. feels that it is alike important to present
1, r,, n ,.r nr.. to sumdv the one ner ect laxative remeuy wuu.11 n. u
the nppoval of physicians and the world-wide acceptance of the Well-Informed.because
of the excellence of the combination, known to all. and the original method of manufac- 1
turc, which is known to the California Fig Syrup Co. only.
This valuable remedy has been long and favorably known under the name of
Syrup of Ties and has attained to world-wide acceptance ns the most excellent of
family laxatives, ard ns its pure laxative principles, obtained from Senna, are wel
known to physicians and the Well-informed of the world to be the best of natural
hx-itivcs we have adopted the more elaborate name of Syrup of Figs and hlmr of
Senna as more fully descriptive of the remedy, but duubtless it will always be
called for by the shorter name of Svrup of Figs and to get its beneficial effects always
note, when purchasing, the full name of the Company California Fig Syrup Co.
plainly printed on the front of every package, whether you simply call for Syrup ot
Picsor by the full name-Svrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna as Syrup of Figs and
Flixir of Senna is the one laxative remedy manufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co' and the same heretofore known by the name Syrup of Figs which has given
satisfaction to millions. The genuine is for sale by all leading druggists throughout
the United States, in original packages of one size only, the regular price of winch
is fifty cents per battle.
Fvery bottle is sold under the general guarantee of the Company, filed with the
Secretary of Agriculture, at Washington. I). C, that the remedy is not adulterated or
misbraniled within the meaning of the Food and Drugs Act, June 30th, 1906.
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
U S. A.
New York, N. Y.
BY WHEELBARROW IN CHINA.
A certain Miiall boy of six Is rapid
ly assuming manly ways. Not long uim
his "room" ut school planned an en
tertainment. There were to bo little.
Bongs and recitations and 11 myste
rloiia grab bag. The small boy waxed
eloquent concerning 1 lie turning glo
ries of this show, and more especially
the iait he would take.
On the morning of the entertainment
his mother suggested that he should
take his little sister. ai:ed four, wlih
lii in. lie hung W'i head.
"Don't you want to take her?" bis
"No, I don't," he answered.
"And why nut?"
The reply came quickly.
" 'Cause there ain't notio of th' other
fellers has to bring their children."
Cure That Cold To-Day.
Nearly nil diuiijuMx nnd dralrm now
lue 111 step, k Lime' I'leasoit Tablrt t lax
ative), for t'oliU and tirip. nnd tiny will
break up a mid qinekcr than ui.y other
reti'iv. A trial will convince yen, as it
ha thoti.tnds i f .l licr-i. Avoid MitTciinn
nnd save doetorV bills by orderinu today.
'Ti ceiiN a box. Simple tree. Addles
Orator 1". Woodward. l.c Key, N V.
Benliaiu The paper tells of a
woman whoso dresa was made of post
Mrs. Henham I thought postage
stamps were used only on mall matter.
"Brown'R r.rnnebliil Troches" clv relief
In ln-elieliial anil I,tiriK Trouble. A lin
plo remeilv. "'1 cents a box. Samples H nt
free by John I. Itrown &Son, Hostun.Muss,
The faces of some men look like
accidents und nomo others look liko
ONLY ONK "IMtOMO oriNINE."
That In l.A.VA'I'IVK lllluMil yl'lMNK. Irfw f"T
I ho niuniilurii ct K. V. i,lIiVK. I sod the Word
uwr luCuru a CulU In On 1 1it.
this is irf .
Fit ny icwlnit SsiSH
machine. Vx all
kinds of Embroidering
half tha uilk, timo ami labor.
So nimple that a child can oper
ate it Sell at DO rents. Sample
attachment sent prepaid for 2Sc,
stamp! or 3ilvcr.
Agents Wanted Everywhere
ttaud Cuuniy lights fur-aala, -- -
PORLESS RIAKUrACTURING COMPANY
611 Citizens National Bank Building
Los Angeles, California
Passengers Go 20 Miles a Day
for Ten Cents Each.
you are the holder of my commission! safe to send me home with them.
White in bin:
as vlce-ndniiral of tin
majefty's ttervlce. Let me know
yen are let me know It, 1 isay!"
"Stuff!" responded my lady, to
which Sir Peter answered something
that Bounded like "Damme!" ami then plaiim
my attention was distracted from this'
matrimonial engagement by the silent'
entrance of two young girls. One .of
them wan about 1' years of age. she;
had dove like eyes, and her dark
lanhcH kissed her cheek. She came !
and stood familiarly by l.ady Hawk-;
kIiiiw'b chair; nnd the gentle alTec-j
llonatcnesH of her manner toward j
'.hat redoubtable person amazed me 1
ut the time. This was my first sight
nf Daphne Cnrnilt hael ; and when she
fixed her soft, c hildish glance upon J
tn It wns like the sight of stars on a
rloudy night. Hut the other one, a I
there wasi a danger which no one
saw. Hetty was one of those st
women who love like a lioness.
lioness' love she fdt for tne; nnd for
that reason, 1 believe, she deliberately
I to prevent my family from
ever getting hold of me. It Is true, on
lauding In Kngland, her husband's
reulment. being ordered to Winchester,
she went to see Sir peter Hawkshaw
and, I suspect, purposely made him so
angry that. Lady Hawkshaw being ab
sent, he almost kicked Hetty C.iven
out id' the house. That Is what I fancy
my lady meant when she reproached
Sir Peter with cruelty in me. I well re
member the air of triumph with which
Hetty returned and told the corporal
of her 111 success; then, clasping nie
in her arms, she burst nut with a cry
that no admiral nor ladies nor lords
No man will become a drunkard
ho knows how to make a home run.
in the purchase of
It is an absolute
luramce 01 pur
ity aim viiuio
tor your own
that it is on the side of
every keg oi white lead
MTIONit UtD COMMIT
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320 Acres "VUSS"
III WESTERN CANADA
WILL MAKE YOU RICH
Fifty bushels per
acre have been
in any other part o!
the continent. Under
new regulations it is
possible to secure a homestead of 160 acres
fiee, and additional 160 acres at $3 per acre.
"Th.dtvlHnnt ( the ouBtrj" has made
marvrlout itrnles. It is a revelution, a rec
ord of conquest by settlement that U remark
able." fc'jMi I from corrrsronJrKe of a Nutlontl
tJltcr, Xuho vlsttlJ CnJ In August Uit.
The grain crop of 1908 will net many
fanners $20.00 to $23.00 per acre. Grata
raising, mixed farming and dairying are
the principal industries. Climate is excel
lent; sociul conditions the beat; railway ad
vantages unequalled; schools, churches and
markets close at hand. Land may also be
purchased from railway and land companies.
For "Lint Heat Writ" pamphlete, maps and
information aato how to (retire loweit rail
way rate, apply to Superintendent ol Immi
gration, Ottawa, Canada, or the authorised
Canadian Government Agent:
Per Salter'! catalog page uo,. I
I.nreest grower of onion and vegetable!
sri-di in 1 hn wor d, llix catalog nee :
send I6c In st.init! ami receive catalog ami I
ii.ni ki-rncli each of cuiiom, carrot, relrrr. I
railishe. noo each lettuce, rutaoaga, lut-
nipH, 100 parsley, loo tomatoes, loo tuoloria. I
1 2 jo charming flownr ecit, in all lo.nwl
ki rl, easily worth $1.00 ol any man's I
money. Or. srnrl 20o and we will aM one I
ukg. of Eailicit I'eep O'Uay bwect Coin.
SAL7ER SEED CO., BoiW, Is Crone, Wig,
101 New Totl Lid Building.
"I have suffered with piles for thirty
six years. One year ago last April I be
gan taking Cascarets for constipation. In
the course of a week I noticed the piles
began to disappear and at the end of six
weeks they did not trouble me at all.
Cascarets have done wonders for me. I
am entirely cured and feel like a new
man." George Kryder, Napoleon, O.
Pleasant, Palutahle, Potent. Taite Good.
Do f iood. Never blcken, Weaken or Grip.
10c, 25c. 50c. Never lold In bulk. The gen
uine tablet atamped C C C, Ouartnleed to
cure or your tuouey back. KQ
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 13, 1909.
l'l'obuhly more freight nnd more
pnssemjers lire transported In China
by the wheelbarrow than by nny other
hind method. The wheelbarrow used
in China tllffeirt I ion i tlt m.ed in
America In the (net that, the wheel In
set. in the eeiiler and thus mipports
prnet iially the entire load, while the
bundles are supported In part by a
Btrap or rope ever ih(. shoulders of
the null) who operates it. '
As a result the eoolio In China will
transport nearly half , a ton on his
wheel. WheelliaiTows are much teed
In the eiiutiliy where the roads are
but little developed, and I have heard
Hint passengers soniet lines make tin.'
entire trip from Shanghai to Peking, u
distance of ii()0 miles, by barrow.
A two-piissenger barrow will niaio
,'tlniiit ?n hiiIch a day, mid the toeliA
Is content with a pay of about 20 cuts
u day, or an average of about half a
cent u mile for each pansener.
On the level, well-kept btT e!s of
the fori Ian quarters of such cities m
llnnkoni!, Shanghai and Poking tho
wheelbarrow coolie will struggle nlon;;
wlih a load of six or even eight people.
Mr. Wlnalow'a Soothlnif Kyrnp.
for rhlMri-n lertlilinr, noftrua the pinif, reuure Id
(Uiumauou.alinj ialn,curua wluUcuilu. Ibcabouie.
Travel expands tho mind,
tracts the pocket book.
A flnTorltio' thnt la u"l the aame a lemoa
or vim 1 1 1 iv llv iIIhnoI vinit irrnniilaieil augar
In wnlrr ninl adillii Mupirlne, a ilellrluug
avrtip Ii matte and a nrrup bnttrr than maple.
M.ipli-lnn I told hrgrorrri. f notmnd Sftefor
tut. hot and nx lycbLK.Ii. Irmtal '.(., Hnitla,
lull Kill of II or thereabouts, dazzled
me n that I am obliged to confess I
Sad no more eyes for Daphne. This
jlder jjlrl 'I' l.atly Arabella Stor
tnont, and was then and alwas by
fur the handsomest creatine I ev-u-neheld.
1 shall not attempt to describe
ner. 1 will only nay that her brilliant
face, with nuch n complexion as 1
lever wtw before or shire, showed a
launhty Indifference toward the shah
Oy boy over whom Sir Peter and Lady
Hawkshaw were squabbling, and th
neither should take her darllru boy
away from her. lrern, her husbund,'
heinn a siradv, cool headed !eow. j
waited until the paroxysm was over, I
when he told In r plainly that i die !
must c.'iny out my paie!it!,' Instiuc
tlons. and he himself would p to see
Sir Peter as soon ns he could. Hut
Fa to disposed of this plan by cuitini:
shoit the corporal's life the next j
week, lliost llliexpecledl.t . Then thl.l I
woman. Hetty t! recti --illiierate, n
Mianef In I'.'aijhin I, an I i-uppo tius
Scandinavian Dinner Custom.
A mi. ume custom obtains in Norway,
Sweden and Denmark. At dinner par
ilea, If the quests nie not evenly
matched as regard numbers, Ii is a
custom for one man to offer his arm
to another If the ladies are not until,
cloudy mnueroiiH, and In this stiiume
manner the r.uesls p to dinner.
The fas'iion we are told always ap
peals KtoteMlUe to tli' foreigner, and
ii without '.htniii and without giaco.
! ' ' RiiKtati'red
V. a. fat. ume
misled by imitations
The genuine sold everywhere
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES
Cnlnr more tnojt IriclUer am tester r Mnrt th-e' i;n other it. One 10c McVjge enlor ill Hoars. The 4m In cold atr better than am othef die. Y Caa 4t
anilia(ien(itngutriiDinaa;ai. trVtUtltr tr.N pouI1-Mui toUi. B.eath lug ali Culor. MOMHOt DRUG CO., Ow'nor. Hllnmlm.
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