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Thomas Ardmore and Henry Maine
Grlswold stumble upon intrigue when the
governors of North and South Carolina
-are reported to have quarreled. Griswold
allies himself with Barbara Osborne ,
daughter of the governor of South Carolina
lina , while Ardmore espouses the cause
-of Jerry Dangerfleld , daughter of the
governor of North Carolina. These two
young ladies are trying to fill the shoes
of their fathers while the latter are miss
ing. Both states are in a turmoil over
one Appleweight , an outlaw with great
political influence. Unaware of each oth
er's position , both Griswold and Ardmore
set out to make the other prosecute Ap-
ploveight. Ardmore organizes a big hunt.
CSriswold also takes the field. Frank Col
lins. Atlanta reporter , is arrested by Ard-
Tnore. but released to become press agent
tfor the young millionaire's expedition.
CHAPTER XII. Continued.
"Prisoner , you fool ! I'm a guest at
Ardsley and I'm looking for a lady. "
"That's a very unlikely story. Col
lins , help the gentleman down ; " and
"the reporter obeyed instructions with
; so much zeal that the noble gentle
man fell prone , and was assisted to
tis feet with a fine mockery of help
"I tell you I'm looking for a lady
whose horse ran away with her ! I'm
the duke of Ballywinkle and brother-
in-law to Mr. Ardmore. I'll have you
* ent to jail if you stop me' here. "
"Come along , duke , and we'll see
what you look like , " said Cooke , leadIng -
Ing the way to the bungalow veranda.
'Within Ardmore was lighting lamps.
There was a long room finished in
"black "oak , with a fireplace at one
-end , and a table in the center. The
floors were covered with handsome
rugs and the walls were hung with
photographs and etchings. Ardmore
-sat on the back of a leather settee in
If : * a pose assumed at the moment of the
fluke's entrance. It was a pose of en
tire nonchalance , and Ardmore's cap ,
perched on the back 'of his head , and
"his brown hair rumpled boyishly ,
added to the general effect of comfort
The duke blinked for a moment in
the lamplight , then he roared out joy
"Ardy , old man ! " and advanced to
ward his brother-in-law with out
"Keep him off ; he's und-'jModlj-
quite mad , " said Ardmore , staring
co'dly ' , and bending his riding-crop
across his knees. "Collins , please
Tide on after the lady and bring her
i tack this way. "
Cooke had seated the prisoner rath
er rudely in a chair , and the noble
duke , having lost the power of speech
1n amazement and fright , rubbed his
yes and then fastened them incredulously -
credulously on Ardmore ; but there
was no question about it , he had been
seized with violence ; he had been
repudiated by his own brother-in-law
the useless , stupid Tommy Ardmore ,
-who , at best , had only a child's mind
"for pirate stories and who was indubi
tably the most negligible of negligible
& . ' figures in the drama of life as the
duke knew it.
"Cooke , " began Ardmore , address
ing his lieutenant gravely from his
perch on the settee , "what is the
charge against this person ? "
"He says he's a duke , " grinned
Cooke , taking his cue from Ardmore's
manner. "And he says he's visiting
-at Ardsley. "
"That , " said Ardmore with decision ,
" "is creditable only to the gentleman's
Cl ' * * . romantic imagination. His face is
anything but dukely , and there's a red
streak across it which points clearly
to the recent sharp blow of a weapon ;
and no one would ever strike a duke.
Jt's utterly incredible , " and Ardmore
-lifted his brows and leaned back with
this arms at length and his hands
-clasping the riding-crop , as he con
templated with supreme satisfaction
"the tell-tale red line '
- across the duke's
"For God's sake , Ardy " howled
f the duke.
Ardmore drew from his pocket
Johnston's "American Politics" with
= an air of greatest seriousness.
"Cooke , " he said , half to himself as
* Tie turned the pages , "do you remember -
? ber just what the constitution says
= about dukes ? Oh , yes ; here we are !
Now , Mr ! Duke of Ballywinkle , listen
to what it says here in Section 9 of
'the Constitution of the United States ,
which reads exactly as follows in this
Tbook : 'No title of noh.ility shall be
'granted by the United States : And no
person holding any office of profit or
'trust under them , shall , without the
'consent of the congress , accept of any
ipresent , emolument , ofiice , or title , of
any kind whatever , from any king ,
prince , or foreign state. ' And it says
in Section 10 that 'No state shall grant
any title of nobility. ' ' Now , Mr. Bally-
. ir 13 * perfectly clear that this
government can't recognize anything
that it can't create , for that would be
foolish. As "I , the governpr of North
Carolina , can't make a duke , I can't
see one. You are therefore wholly
illegal ; it's against the most sacred
law of the land for you to be here at
all ; and , painful though it is to mo ,
it is nevertheless my duty to order
you to leave the United States at
once , never to return , rn fact , if you
ever appear In the United States
again , I hereby order that you be
hanged by the neck until you be dead.
One of Mr. Cooke's men will accom
pany you to New York to-morrow and
see to it that you take passage on a
steamer bound for a British port. The
crime of having insulted a woman will
still hang over you until you are well
east of Sandy Hook , and I advise you
not to risk being tried on that charge
in North Carolina , as my people are
very impulsive and emotional , and
lynchings are not infrequent in our
midst. You shall spend to-night in
my official caboose some distance
from here , and your personal effects
will be brought from. Ardsley , where ,
you have said , you are a guest of Mr.
Thomas Ardmore , who is officially un
known to me. The supreme court
will now adjourn. "
Cooke pulled the limp , bewildered
duke to his feet , and dragged him
from the bungalow.
As they' ' stepped out on the veranda
Collins rode up in alarm.
"I followed this road to a cross
road where it became a bridle-path
and runs off into the forest. There I
lost all trace of the lady , but here is
her riding-crop. "
"Cooke , take your prisoner to the
caboose ; and Collins , come with me , "
commanded Ardmore ; and a moment
later he and the reporter rode off
furiously in search of Jerry Danger-
Miss Danger-field Takes a Prisoner.
A dozen men carrying rifles across
their saddle-bows rode away from
Habersham's farm on the outskirts of
Turner Court House and struck a
rough trail that led a devious course
over the hills. At their head rode the
guide of the expedition a long silent
man on a mule. Griswold and Haber-
sham followed immediately behind
him on horseback. Their plans had
been carefully arranged before they
left their rendezvous , and save for
an occasional brief interchange be
tween the prosecuting attorney and
the governor's special representative ,
the party jogged on in silence. Haber
sham's recruits were , it may be said ,
farmers of the border , who had await
ed for years just such an opportunity
as now offered to avenge themselves
upon the insolent Appleweights. Near
ly every man of the party had some
private score to settle , but they had
all been sworn as special constables
and were sobered by the knowledge
that the power of the state of South
Carolina was back of them.
Thus , at the very hour that Mr.
Ardmore and his lieutenant rode
away from the lonely anchorage of
The Guide Pushed His Mule Forward
at a Fast Walk.
the caboose , Prof. Griswold and his
cavalcade set out for Mount Nebo
church. When the master of Ardsley
was revenging himself upon the duke
of Ballywinkle. his dearest friend ,
against whom he had closed the doors
of his house , was losing no time in
setting forth upon a mission which , if
successful , would -seriously interfere
with all Mr. Ardmore's hopes and
The guide of the expedition pushed
his mule forward at a fast walk , mak
ing no excuses to Griswold and Haber-
sham for the roughness of the trails
he chose , nor troubling to give warn
ing of sharp turns where a horse , be
ing less wise than a mule , tobogganed
madly before finding a foothold. Oc
casionally a low hanging limb switched
the associate professor sharply across
the face , but his temper continued se
rene where the trail was darkest and
steepest , and he found himself ignor
ing Habersham's occasional polite
questions about the university in his
effort to summon up in memory cer
tain ways of Barbara Osborne which
"Check up , cain't you ? " snarled the
man on the mule , laying hold of Gris-
wold's rein ; and thus halted , Griswold
found that they had been circling
round a curiously symmetrical , thick
ly wooded hill , and had finally come
to a clearing whence they were able
to gaze far off toward the north.
"We are almost out of bounds , " said
Habersham , pointing. "Over there
somewhere , across tho.hills , lies North
Carolina. I am as thoroughly lost as
you can possibly be ; but these men
know where they are. How far is it.
Billy" he addressed the silent guide
sing the doxology before we git thar. "
"What's that light away off there ? "
The guide paused to examine , and
the faint glow far down the vale
seemed to perplex him. He spolve to
one or two other natives and they
viewed the light ruminatively , as is
"Thet must be on Ardmore's land , "
said the leader finally. "It shoots out
all sorts o' ways round hyehand I
reckon thet's wheh Raccoon creek
cuts through. "
"That's very likely , " said Haber
sham. "I've seen the plat of what
Ardmore owns on this side the border
at the courthouse , and I remember
that there's a long strip in Mingo
county that is Ardsley land. Ardmore
has houses of one kind and another
scattered all over the estate and those
lights may be from one of them. You
know the place , don't you ? "
"Yes ; I've visited there , " admitted
Griswold. "But we'd better give it a
wide berth. The whole estate is sim
ply infested with scarlet fever.
They're quarantined. "
"I guess that's a joke , " said Haber
sham. "There's a big party on there
now , and I have seen some of the
guests in Turner's within a day or
"Within how many days ? " demand
ed Griswold , his heart sinking at the
thought that Ardmore had lied to him
to keep him away from Ardsley
from Ardmore's house ! The thought
of it really hurt him now.
"Come on ! " called Habersham.
Half the company rode ahead to
gain the farther side of the church ;
the remainder , including Griswold and
Habersham , soon dismounted and tied
their horses out of sight of the coun
try road which they had latterly been
"We are in plenty of time , " said
Habersham , looking at his watch.
"The rest of the boys are closing in
from the other side and they will be
ready for Appleweight when he fin
ishes his devotions. We've been study
ing the old man's habits and he has a
particular place where he ties his
horse back of the church. It's a lit
tle apart from the fence where most
of the congregation hitch , and he
chose it , no doubt , because in case
of a surprise he would have plenty
of room for maneuvering. Two men
are going to lay for him , seize and
gag him and carry him into the wood
back of the church ; and then we're
off across the state line to lock him
up in jail at Klldare and give Gov.
Dangerfield the shock of his life. "
"It sounds simple enough ; but it
won't be long before Appleweight's
friends miss him. You must remem
ber that they are a shrewd lot. "
"We've got to take our chances.
Let's hope we are as shrewd as they
are , " replied Habersham.
They moved softly through the
wood and presently the faint sound of
singing reached them.
"Old Rabdick has finished his ser
mon and we'll know the worst in a
few minutes. "
One of the party had already de
tached himself and crept forward to
ward the chuch , to meet his appointed
comrade in the enterprise , who was to
come in from the other side.
The clapboard church presented in
the moonlight the austerest outlines ,
and as the men waited , a rude though
unseen hand was slamming the wood
en shutters that protected the windows
dews from impious violence.
"We could do with less moon , " mut
tered Habersham , as he and Griswold
peered through the trees into the
"There goes Bill Appleweight now , "
whispered one of the natives at his
elbow , and Griswold felt his heart
beats quicken as he watched a tall
figure silhouetted against the church
and moving swiftly toward the rear
of the building. At the front of.the
church voices sounded , as the de
parting worshipers rode or drove slow
Habersham laid his hand suddenly
on Griswold's arm.
"They've got him ! They've nailed
him ! See ! There ! They're yanking
him back into the timber. They've
taken him and his horse ! "
Griswold saw nothing but a momen
tary confusion of shadows , then per
fect silence hung over the woods be
hind the little church. The congre
gation was slowly dispersing , riding
away in little groups. Suddenly a
voice called out in the road 100 yards
beyond the church :
"Hey , there ! Where's Bill ? "
"Oh , he's gone long ago ! " yelled
In a moment more the church door
slammed and a last figure rode rapid
( TO BE CONTINUED. )
A Church in a Rock.
In the quaint old German town of
Oberstein an ancient church stands ,
built in the great rock rising from the
river. The front of the building Is of
stone , but the chui ch itself is hollowed
out of the rock anti penetrates far into
its heart. Tradition says that in the
fourteenth century the count of Ober
stein , one of the old robber barons ; fell
deeply in love with a beautiful young
lady , the daughter of a neighboring
His brother also sought the fair
maiden's hand and the two suitors had
a violent quarrel. The upshot was
that the count flung his hapless broth
er from the top of his castle --all
fiigh up the precipitous clitf. Repent
ing of nis nwiul deed , the count rowed
that he would build a church where
his brother's body first touched the
ground. He did so , excavating the
church in the rock ; and tradition goes
on to say a miraculous spring of clear
water sprang from the crag as a token
that heaven was appeased. This
curious church is now the only
Protestant place of worship tn the
town. Wide World Magazine.
EXONERATE OIL GO.
PUBLISHER OF HAMPTON'S MAGA
ZINE RETRACTS ACCUSATION
ARTICLE CAUSED LIBEL SUIT
Hampton's and Moffett Declare Upon
Investigation OH Company Is Not
Connected With Sale of
' Impure Candles.
New York , In the matter of the
libel suits brought by the Standard Oil
company for $250,000 damages against
Hampton's Magazine and for $100,000
damages against Cleveland Moffett ,
the former the publisher , and the lat
ter the -writer , of an article in the Feb
ruary issue of the magazine -which de
famed the company in connection
with the sale of glucose and candy in
Philadelphia the following retractions
have been signed in the office of
Shearman & Sterling , the Standard
Oil company's lawyers in the 'case ,
and have been issued from the com
pany's offices at No. 26 Broad
"Hampton-s Magazine , 66 West
Thirty-fifth St. , New York ,
"Jan. 31 , 1911.
"Standard Oil Company , 26 Broadway ,
"Dear Sirs : In the February Issue
of Hampton's Magazine there was
published an article written by me ,
entitled , 'Cassidy and the Food Pols-
oners. ' In that article I referred to
the investigation of Mr. Cassidy , with
respect to the manufacture and sale
of impure candles in Philadelphia , and
made the statement that your com
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dies and that , when the various deal
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"Upon investigation I have ascer
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against your company and to express
my sincere regret that I should have
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"Jan. 31 , 1911.
"Standard Oil Company , New York
"Dear Sirs : Referring to foregoing
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in his statements with reference to
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It is the desire of Hampton's Maga
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letter of Mr. Moffett. Yours truly ,
Benj. B. Hampton , President , Broad
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MUST TELL GRAFT STORY
Danville Judge Orders Prosecutor to
Answer All Questions Put by
Jury in Bribe Quiz.
Danville , 111. Judge KImbrough in
the circuit court handed down a de
cision in the case of City Attorney
Jones , who declined to answer certain
questions regarding vote selling and
buying which the grand jury put to
The court instructed Jones to an
swer all questions. The opinion stated
that , according to a decision of the
Supreme court of the United States ,
a witness hefore the grand jury is
Immune from indictment. The court
also held that the city election law is
unconstitutional , which means that
Jones cannot he questioned about hap
penings more than eighteen months
ago.This means that the investigation
will continue until all the witnesses
now summoned are examined. It is
said that many Indictments have been
voted , hut whether they are for vote
selling Is not known.
VOLCANO'S TOLL IS 700
Five Thousand Families In Philippines
Have Been Wh'olly Ruined
Washington. The eruption of Taal
volcano and the accompanying dis
turbances in the Philippines killed
700 people in the town of Talisay , ac
cording to the report of the governor
of Batangas province , "which was ca
bled to the war department hy Gov
ernor General Forbes of the Philippine
The earthquake shojcks continue , the
governor general added. Five thousand
families have been ruined by the dis
The Philippine authorities are face
to face with the absolute necessity of
adopting relief measures in order to
avoid suffering , as the falling mud
and lava destroyed the crops -within a
considerable radius of the volcano.
DEC1ES HONEYMOON IN EGYPT
Vlx&n. Gould , After Wedding to Eng-
Ls38i Will Take Trip
Yorfc. It Is announced that
Lord and Lady Decles , the latter
now Miss Vivien Gould , who are to be
married February 7 , will spend their
honeymoon in Egypt. They will leav
America February 18 hy the Cunard
liner Carmanla. In Egypt they wIlJ
Epend a few days in Cairo and them
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The wonder of bale-
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It costs less than the high-price
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It is worth more. But proves its
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UP TO ALFRED.
She I know , Alfred , I have my
He Oh , certainly.
She ( angrily ) rlndeed ? Perhapa
/ou'll tell me what they are !
Granite of the South.
When one speaks of granite the
mind naturally reverts to Vermont. It
is difficult to associate granite with
any section of North America outside
New England , yet it must now be ac
knowledged to the credit of the south
that Georg-1 , North Carolina , Mary
land and Virginia are producing large
quantities of stone of good quality
which insures the south a place in
the market at any rate.
The annual output is now worth
about $3,500,000 and , the industry is
growing. It may be of comparative
Interest to know that New England's
output is about $9,000,000 worth of
Constipation is an avoidable misery take
Garfield Tea , Nature's Herb laxative.
It sometimes happens that the black
sheep of a family is a blonde.
A good way to keep well is to take Garfield
field tea frequently.'It insures good health.
All the world's a stage , and life is
the greatest on earth.
The very best advice : take Garfield Tea
whenever a laxative is needed.
Happiness grows at our own fire
side and is not to be picked in stran
gers' gardens. Douglas' Jerrold.
USE ALI/EN > S FOOT-EASE
the antiseptic powder to be shaken into the
shoes. It makes your feet feel easy and com
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A Sad Face.
He What-a sweet , sad face she has.
She ( in a huif ) Enough to make
any one sad to have such a face as
Many people have receding gums. Rub
Hamlins Wizard Oil on gums and stop the
decay ; chase the disease germs with a
mouth wash of a few drops to a spoonful
And in the Meanwhile.
Lady Can't you find work ?
Tramp Yessum ; but every one
wants a reference frommy last em
Lady And can't you get one ?
Tramp No , mum. You see , he's
been dead twenty-eight years.
The Chief Need.
A pale , intellectual-looking chap ,
wearing eyeglasses and unshorn hair ,
visited Tom Volk , the athletic In
structor , not long ago and asked ques
tions until the diplomatic athlete final
ly became weary.
"If I take boxing and wrestling lea-
sons from you , will it require any par
ticular application ? " he asked.
" " Volk "but little
"No , answered , a
arnica will come In handy. " Cleveland -
Simplicity of Expression.
.A story was told on Martin Lomas
ney at the Cape Cod commercial trav
elers' dinner by Representative Pope
of Leomlnster : "Last session Lomas
ney was seen talking to someone in
one of the corridors , and as I passed
I heard these words : 'Shall I write
him ? ' 'No , ' said Lomasney ; 'never
write a thing when you can talk , and
never talk when you can nod your
head. ' " Boston Record.
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Write Prof. Munyon , 53rd and Jefferson
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