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(Copyright, HMO, Bobbs-MorrlU Oo.)
At 14 years of rro Admiral Sir 1V(t
ITawkahaw'H nephew, Ulchurd (llyn, Ml
deeply In love at first ultrlit with l.aily
Arabella Btormnnt, who spurned his at
tention. Tim lad, nn orphan, was Riven
ft north hm midshipman on the AJax by
l.ln unrliv Oiles Vernon, nephew of Sir
Thomas Vernon, became, tho boy's pal.
riiey Httended a theater where Hawk
shaw's nephew k.iw l.ady Arabella. V r
non met l'hllip Overton, next In lino for
Sir Thomas Vernon's estate. They fcturt
rd a duel which was Interrupted. Vernon,
Overton ami llawltshaw's nephew found
themselves attracted bv pretty Ladv Ara
bella. The AJax In battle defeated French
warships In the Mediterranean. Ulchard
Ulyn Rot prize money. Hu was
railed home by Lady Hawkshaw us he
was about to "blow In" his earnlnffs with
Vernon. At a llawkxhaw party Ulyn dis
covered that Lady Arabella was a poor
but persistent Rambler, lie talked much
with her cousin Daphne. Lady Araboll.i
Braln showed Iovh fur learning. I.uter she
held Ulyn and Overton prisoners, thus
delaylnK the duel. In the Overton-Vernon
duel, neither was hurt. I.ady "Ara
bella humiliated Richard by lier pranks.
Richard and Olles shipped on a frigate,
fiiles was captured by tho French. Sir
I'eter arr.uiKed for Ills exehanKe. Daph
ne showed a HklnR for Ulyn, who was
then 21 years of atee. Ulles was released.
Olles and Richard planned elopements.
Sir Peter objected to tho plan to wed
CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
This made me hope that Sir Peter
would not be present, for I thought
our chances of getting oft would ma
terially 'Improve If he were not on the
The play was to be over at half-past
ten, and it may be Imagined that we
had plenty to do until then. We en
gaged four of the best pairs of nags
In the town. We arranged to pay the
postboys according to the time they
took us over the border, and we felt
In ourselves the strength of Titans, to
overcome whatever resistance might
be offered. Of course we counted on
the surprise, and we determined that
the best disposition to make of Lady
Hawkshaw was for Giles Vernon to
appear suddenly, when the people
were coming out, placo Lndy Ilawk
shaw In her coach, and then make
that bold dash for love and beauty
which we had determined upon. Our
postboys, who were not new to the
perils of elopements, grinned at the
prospect, and were Instructed to re
main near Lady Hawkshaw's coach
and Impede it as much as possible, so
that it might be the last to reach the
door of the theater.
Our arrangements were complete by
eight o'clock, and from that hour until
fen we employed ourselves in dispos
ing of a good supper at the tavern. We
were in a gale of rapture then. It
seemed to us both as If we were In
that happy and exultant mood, when
the enemy is within gun-shot and the
ship is cleared for action; and we
only awaited the signal for victory.
We had some punch, but both Giles
and myself knew enough to be ex
ceedingly careful In attacking it.
"Dicky, my lad," cried Giles, bang
ing me in the back, "this day Is the
anniversary of the day we whipped
the Indomptable and the Xantippe!"
and so it was. "So we shall capture
the Indomptable, in the Lady Arabella,
and we will disable the Xantippe ha!
ha! in my Lady Hawkshaw."
This I thought a very fine Joke in
deed, and we drank to it.
"Picky," began Giles again, wiping
his mouth after tho punch, "I never
thought I could be constant to any
woman, as I have been to Arabella.
Hy heave.i, the whole ecx is so se
ductive that it was the last one I saw
I loved the best. Hut since I knew
that witch of a girl, St. Anthony him
self could not bo more Impervious to
female charms than your humble serv
ant," which was true enough. "And as
for Overton that psalm-singlng devil
I defy him. Give mo but a week,
and he shall seo Arabella hanging
upon me so fondly! Let hlin have her
,-,0,000; 'tis so much dirt and dross
to me. And she may be Lady Vernon
yet. Do you know that old rapscallion
.Sir Thomas Vernon's estate Is In this
part of the country? Though nearer
York than Scarborough. On our re
turn from our honeymoon I have a
great mind to tako my Arabella to
Vernon Court and show her what may
one day be hers."
So he raved and roared out snatches
Bacchus' Juy I'll freely roll,
Deny no pleasure to my soul,
I,et Rarctlus' heallh 'round freely move;
For Haectnm Is the friend of love
And ho Hint will (his toast deny,
Jiown Anionic the dead men let him He,"
And 1 took up the chorus ami
bawled it out;, for I, too, looked for no
more grosses In this life, having Daph
ne for my wife.
So the time passed until ten o'clock;
and at ten o'clock wo sallied forth.
It was a starlit night In early Le
comber. The cold high blue heavens
above us seemed to radiate huppluesR;
,tb, nU'xJjttJ iUrjUyed wjt, Joy;
. HOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL j
wo scarce felt the ground under our
The two post-chaises awaited us on
the highway, the postboys full of con
fidence; the horses, the best in the
town, were-ager to be off. We Jumped
together In one, and were whirled into
the town, and were at the door of the
playhouse almost before we knew it.
One of our postilions speedily found
the coach which had brought Lady
Hawkshaw there, and, in pursuance of
his instructions, got the coachman ofT
his box to drink In a neighboring
tavern, while one of our postboys
htooo" watch over the horses. Giles
and I remained in the chaise until It
was time for us to make our descent.
At half past ten the play was over,
and then began that hurry and com
motion of the dispersion of a crowd in
tho darkness. Wo heard loud shouts
for Lady Hawkshaw's coach, but the
coachman did not make his appear
ance. There were many ofllcers and
ladies from the garrison, and a num
ber of equipages; but soon they were
driving off, while half a dozen men nt
once were shouting for Lady Hawk
shaw's coach. At last my lady herself
came out of the entrance, followed by
Arabella and Daphne, and at that mo
ment Giles slipped out of the chaise,
and appeared before Lady Hawkshaw
as if he had risen from tho earth. I,
too, was on the ground, but out of
"Pray, my lady," said he, in his
most gallant manner, and hat in hand,
"allow me to show you to your coach."
"Mr. Vernon!" cried Lady Hawk
shaw, in surprise, "I thought yon
were In London. How came you to
"By chatse, madam," he replind, po
litely; "and I hope to see the young
ladies before I leave" (the hypocrite! ).
"Is Sir Peter with you, madam?"
"No, he is not," replied Lady Hawk
shaw, her wrath rising at the idea.
"Had he been with me my coach
would have been awaiting me." And
then turning to Arabella and Daphne,
who were behind her, she said,
"Arabella and Daphne, this does not
happen again. Sir Peter conies with
us to the play, after this."
I caught sight, from a coiner be
hind the chaise, of my dear Daphne,
at that moment. She stopped sudden-
"Rather Would I Die Than Marry
ly, and turned pale and then rosy, and
glanced wildly about her. She knew
I was not far( off.
How Arabella received Giles' sud
den appearance . I never knew, as I
could not see her. Hut In another mo
ment he had placed I ady Hawkshaw,
with tho utmost obsequiousness, in the
coach; then folding up the steps like
magic, be Rlanimed the door, and
shouting to tho coachman, "Drive on!"
the conch rattled off, and tho next mo
ment his arm was around Arabella and
mine was around Daphne, and they
were swept off their feet; and In less
time than it takes to tell it, each of
us was with the Idol of his heart,
whirling off toward Gretna Green, as
fast as four horses to a light chaise
could take us.
Now, what think you, were Daphne's
first words to me?
"Unhand me, Mr. Glyn, or I'll
scream for assistance!"
"My dearest on!" I exclaimed, "you
are now mine. By to-morrow morning
wo shall be over the border, and you
will be my wife."
"An elopement! Gracious heaven!
I never thought of such a thing!" she
I might have answered that she bad
not only thought of such a thing, but
talked of it. I refrained, however,
knowing a woman's tongue to be ca
pricious In lis utterances, and. in
stead, assured her that my passion
was such I could no longer bear the
thought of existing without her.
""And do you mean to marry me.
sir, without my guardian's consent?"
sho asked, with much violence.
"I do, Imiwd. my angel, and-1
thought It -was agreed between us."
This was an unfortunate speech, and
she again threatened to scream for as
sistance, but presently remarked that
as there was none to come to her as
sistance, sho would refrain. And then,
having done what propriety required,
she began to relent a little, nnd at hist
lay in my arms, asking me, with tears,
If I would promise her never to love
another, and I told her, with great
sincerity, that I never would, provided
1 got out of 111 at alive.
Deep in our own happiness for nl
last the dour girl admitted that she
was happy to bo mine wo yet thought
of Giles and Arabella, and I would
have got out of tho chaise t each of
Iho three mngo.s, where we madu a
rapid change of horses, except that
Daphne would not let me afraid, she
BiUd iotit I should Jjerecojj.nIje(l AAd
get Into trouble. She afterward told
me it was because she feared we
inlsht be stopped. We did not forget
tho precaution, in our brief halts, to
pay the hostlers well to do some harm
to any pursuing vehicles which might
be after us; and our plan seemed to
bo prospering famously.
So ull night we rattled furiously
along, and at daybreak we crossed the
border, notified by the huzzaing of the
postboys. H was a dank, dismal morn
ing, tho weather having changed dur
ing the night, and we saw that we
had passed the other chaise in the
darkness. It was some distance be
hind, and the horses seemed much
spent. We contiuued on our way to
the house of a blacksmith nt Gretna
Green, who, so our postboys told us,
usually united runaway couples. We
dashed up to his cottage a humble
place, surrounded by a willow hedge
and he, warned by approaching wheels,
came out, half dressed, in tho murky
"Como to" be marrit?" he cried.
"Step out, then."
I assisted Daphne out of the chaise,
and then, as we stood on the damp
ground, in those squalid surroundings,
looking at each other, the possible
wrong I had done this Innocent girl
suddenly swept over me. And in her
eyes, too, I read the first conscious
ness of having committed on impro
priety, This dirty, unkempt black
smith, the coarse, laughing postboys
this, a way to make the most solemn
and spiritual of all engagements! I
felt an uncomfortable sense of guilt
It was only momentary. The moro
depressed she, the more should I sup
port, and therefore I called out cheer
fully: "I take this woman to be my
wedded wife," and such other words
as I recalled of the marriage service
and I said it so heartily and prom
ised so devoutly, removing my hat
when I made my vows, that it heart
ened up Daphne and her response,
so full of faith and love, gave a kind
of holiness to it all. We were two
rash and foolish young people but we
loved each other truly, and we made
our vows solemnly, determined to keep
them. Perhaps that counts for more
in tho eyes of God, than nil else; at
least, we realized the sacrednessof out
Scarcely was the brief ceremonv
over for ceremony we made It when
the chaise containing Arabella and
Giles drew up. And the sight I saw
I can never forget.
Arabella's face was quite pale, bul
her eyes were blazing. There were?
some drops of blood upon her cheek
they came from her wrists, whicb
Giles held firmly. The door of the
chaise being opened, she stepped out
v.'ililngly, disdaining the assistance
Giles offered her. His fnce, too, wai
very pale, and he looked and moved
like a man In a nightmare. The black
smith grinned broadly; he thought
his galnswere to be Increased for .'
had not forgotten to pay hlni"hand
Giles seized her hand. "Arabella,"
he cried, desperately, "surely you At
not now mean to threw me over?"
For answer, she gave him a glance
of ineffable hatred. ' x
"This man," she said, turning to mo
"you friend, your Intimate I blusb
for you has dragged me here. Rathei
would I die than marry him. Look!"
Sho held up her wrists, and thej
showed marks of violence.
" Twns to keep her from Jumping
out of the chaise." said Giles, widly
"She would have had me leave her ai
midnight, on the highway alone and
unprotected. Dearest Arabella," he
cried, turning to her, and trying tc
clasp her, "will you not listen to mj
prayer? How can you scorn such
love as mine?" And he was near go
Ing down on his kuees to her, In the
mud but I held him up. I confesi
that the most painful thing of all thlt
painful business was Giles Vernon't
complete surrender of his manhood
under the Influence of his wild pas
sion. He, an officer in his majesty't
sea service, a man who had smell
powder and knew what it was to look
Death in tho eye and ndvance upor,
hlm who would have answered wltt
his. life for his courage, was ready tc
grovel in the earth like a madnini
for the favor of a woman. Nothing
was it to him that low born creaturei
like the postboys and the blacksmltt
beheld him with contempt and dls
gust; nothing to him that a womai
like Daphne, and that I, 4 brother of
ficer. witnessed his degradation. He
seemed to have parted with the las'
semblance of self-respect.
tTO HE CONTINUED.)
SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
Fate of Unhappy Man Who Aroused
Ire of Young Mother.
Tho baby In arms was screaming
lustily and the man in the gray sub
could not hide his irritability.
"What on earth, madam," he splut
tered, "do you mean by bringing suet
a howling brat Into a public vehicle?'
"It isn't a brat," retorted tho moth
or, with natural indignation, "And, I
I'm any Judge, It doesn't howl half ai
much as you did at Its age, going b)
the looks of you."
The ma:i in gray wriggled uneasllj
under tho general scrutiny.
"Ilaby, see the uglyman?" pursue"
the Infuriated ftma!e, pointing at him
"See the nionkey-ponkey, gorilla man
what might tako a first prize at I
beauty show for the horribles! face!
Itaby. hush, or tho ugly monkey mat
Hut the sentence remained unfln
Ishcd, for the man In the gray mil'
Award of Self Donlal.
Tho more wo deny ourselves the
more the gods supply our auU. llor
The Sunshine Ginger Wafer
These are called Yum Yums they are made at the
"Sunshine Bakeries" too with. the other "Sunshines."
Baked in white tile top floor ovens amid pure air and
sunshine. They are the best ginger snaps you ever tasted.
isnsfairae Yum Yums
"The gingery ginger snap"
Dainty wafers with just enough snaps until you taste the "Sun-
spice to be appetizing.
We employ Infinite skill
costly material to create them. packcd in thrice scaltd carton3
You miss the best in ginger, amply protected from dust
JoOSE-ILES Biscuit Co.
WANTED TO MEET HIM AGAIN
Patriarch Had Something to Say to
Man Driving a Big Red
The Stranger That's a singular
looking old fellow sitting out thero
on the fence. He seems quite a patri
arch. Tho Native Yep. He's been slttln'
thar fer three years.
"Three years! Good gracious!
There must be an Interesting story In
volved ' in this. Is ho. waiting for
"Yep. He's waiting fer a tall feller
drlvln' a big red nutymobile. He came
by 'bout three years ago an' runned
over' the old man's calf. Th' feller
stopped an' said: 'What's the dam
age?" an' the old man said, "Bout
'leven dollars,' and tho feller gave a
twenty nn' drove on. An' th' old man's
Blttiu' over there waltln' for him to
"Eh! Poor old chap. Forgot to
thank the man, I suppose. But what's
he got that shotgun for?"
"The twenty th' feller gave him was
Fearful Eczema All Over Baby' Face
Professional Treatment Failed.
A Perfect Cure by Cuticura.
"When my little girl was six months
old I noticed small red spots on her
right cheek. They grew so largo that"
I sent for the doctor but, Instead of
helping tho eruption, his ointment
seemed to make It worso. Then I
went to a second doctor who said It
was eczema. He" also gave me an oint
ment which did not help either. The
disease spread all over the face and
the eyes began to swell. The Itching
grew intolerable and It was a terrible
sight to see. I consulted doctors for
months, but they were unable to cure
the baby. I paid out from f 20 to (30
without relief. One evening I began
to use the Cuticura Remedies. Tho
next morning '.be baby's face was all
white instead of red. I continued until
tho eczema entirely disappeared. Mrs.
P. E. Qumbln, Sheldon, la., July 13,'08."
I'otter Drug & Cbem. Corp., Solo Pmyi, Boston.
NOT WHAT HE MEANT.
, Saphedd I'm rather dull this
evening. I feel a little down in tho'
mouth, don't you know.
Miss Cutting O, impossible! Why,
It is not a sixteenth of an inch long!
"Your folks must bo mighty excep
tionally fond of eggplant," remarked
the grocer's clerk to tho deacon's son
when the two met after the church
services ono Sunday. "Your father
ordered two dozen of 'em yesterday."
"Oh, that's easily explained. You
see dad's been reading about tho
latest methods of chicken-raising, and
he decided to try tho business. Al
though the books advised beginners
to purchase adult fowls, dad decided It
was better to start with the eggplant."
Atk Your Druggist for Allen's l oot-Eat.
"I tried ALM:N"S FOOT-KA BE revi'iU.
Iv, and have Jimt bmiRht uiiotlirr mipply.
'X hiH niroil my eornn, iiml tho hut, limn
ing and ItclilitK HtMiMMlon In try fret which
ft'us almost uiilit'iiruhli', ami I would nut
Ixj without It now. Mrs. V. .1. Wallenr,
Camden, N. J." SuM hy ull DriigiflBts, Lie.
Not Missed If Take t.
"Hid you tako u bath?"
"Mo, Is hero one missing? 'Colum
Sunshine Yum Yums are
They arc at your grocer's
Try a package judge all
"Sunshines" by them.
The Customer You don't nppenr to
have a hat in the placo to suit me.
The Hatter Try a soft green ono,
Escape Nicely Timed.
A Germun shoemaker left tho gas
turned on In his shop one night, and,
upon arriving in tho morning, struck
a match to light it. There was a ter
rific explosion, and tho shoemaker was
blown out through the door almost to
the middle of the street.
A passerby rushed to his assistance,
and, after helping him to arise, In
quired it he was injured.
The little German gazed in at his
place of business, which was now
burning quite briskly, nnd said:
"No, I aindt hurt. Ilut I got out
shust in time, eh?"
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for
Infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over :iO Years.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Gratitude Poorly Expressed.
An old woman was profuso In her
gratitude to a magistrate who had
dismissed charge brought against
"I thought you wouldn't be 'ard on
me, your worship," she remarked, as
she left the dock; "I know 'ow often
a kind 'art beats be'lnd a ugly face."
With a smooth Iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well nt home as the
steam laundry can; It will have tho
proper stiffness and finish, there will
be less wear and tenr of tho getods,
and It will be a positive pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to the
What Did He Mean?
Mr. Urown and his family were
standing in front of the lion's cage.
"John," said Mrs. Itrown, "if these
animals were to escape, whom would
you save first, me or tho children?"
"Me," answered John, without hesi
tation. liverybody'8 Magazine.
She Do you know, dear, I had my
heart set on ice cream to-night.
lie I thought, you seemed rather
1'1'KKY IKWIS' rAINHIt I.KK
Piiimtitrrouiilihiiit, honrl I niiitili',rniiiiun hnyn no
terror In the iMiiiM.luiitl w hen I hl.M'inl.ililii mtxi
iunulHkt'ptt.n imiul. fen, k-uiiI iAk' bntili'M.
Don't offer odds to tho elevator boy
or ho'll take you up.
A Friend In Need
There is absolutely nothing
that gives such speedy relief in
Dysentery, Diarrhea, Cholera
Morbus, Cholcra-Infantum, Colic
and Cramps as
It is friend In nerd, and yon
should always keep it in your house.
Its valuable curative properties hare
made it s necessity tor both adults
Sol J fey all drugghlt at
25c ptt Unit
I 4f I
Jf J e
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A Tall Bear Story.
"Why, once, do you know, I found a
bear iiihldo a hollow log. Well, of
course, I couldn't get at him to shoot
hi in, and the log was too heavy to
move. I didn't know what to do. So at
last I thought of cutting four holes
In tho log, about where the bear's
feet must be, and I got his paws
through slick. Then I tied a ropn
about tho log and mado him walk with
It into camp. And would you be
lieve it? we had all our food and all
our fuel for the winter out of that one
Seek Prevention of Consumption.
The municipal authorities of licrlin
have decided to Introduce another
featuro in their administration of tu
berculosis. Heretofore, municipal ef
fort tins been confined to tho mainten
ance of one or two hom'es for curable
consumptives, but It lu recognized
that, useful us this Is, it alone can
not copo with this tllsease. They have
resolved, therefore, to deveite moro at
tention to preventive measures.
Lit tie children arc BiiffcrinR every day
in tho year with Fpmins, bruits, cut,
bumps rind biirno. Ilanilime Wizard Oil
in banishing thee nelics nnd pnins every
day in the year, the world over.
And it sometimes happens that aft
er a man has mado his mark he ac
quires a wife who makes him toe it.
Mn. AVIniiluw'd Soothing Frrnit.
Forrhililien tei'tlitntr. nofo-UH ttm t'r, miucM In
lUiuiutlluu, llu) iln,cimj wlml uullu. 'Im bulila.
You cannot build a frame house un
less you have tho rocks.
Smoker like Lewis' Sinnlc Hinder cigar
fur ita rich, mellow iitiulity.
Married life does not amount to
much until it reaches pa.
Don't Buy Just 'Shingles
You want to be aide to buy ono
lt of shingles this week aud to
po back next week and buy some
more nnd have tho quality ex
actly the same. Louie fur this
mark, it stauds for the best in
Washington, UK!) CKDAK
Kill NULLS. Always the same
. e ASK WW PrjMXR 1 U V ''I '
"Before I began using Cascarcts I had
a bad complexion, pimples on my face,
and my food was not digested as it should
have Iwa, Now I am entirely well, and
the pimples have all disappeared from my
face. I can truthfully say that Cascarcts
are just as advertised; I Lave taken only
two loxes of them."
Clarence R. Griffin, Sheridan, Ind.
rvtuant, Plntble, Potent, Taste Rood.
I)o (ioori. NVvvr Mokcu.WualceDor Gripe.
lIV, 2.V, 50c. Never aold In bulk. Theiferu
Ino tablet Htainpril C C C. Uuwitateod ti
euro or your money back. Hi
Trult liell. Olil-tlme Limcl drabber, know
e'orui'i'x. Writ. brnJ Htitmp.
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 27-1909.
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