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1 ne Km Sergania. CHAPTER XI. T was not until the train started, and Rose Revel found herself alone face to face with Prince Siegfried, that shi realized the ex traordinary position in which she was placed. Bound by her solemn promise to the dead man, to whom she had in fact sold her freedom cf action, she was now the responsible j^iardian of a creature with the help- lessneeo of a child and the querulous- Bess of a middle-aged invalid. How white he looked, how forlorn and »hy! Rose's rieart felt a pang of pity as she noted the hollows in his face, the leaden rings under his eyes, and utter absence of any signs of healthy vitality in face or movement. She won- flered, as she considered him, how his father could have been so blind as not to see the skill with which the Scotch tutor was working for Russia in hi« manner of educating his pupil. Possi tly Ross let her prejudice against Donald Keith carry her too far, for she ascribed to him not only the prince's helpless effeminacy, but alio hrg sickly t«aJth. Approaching death iMined. «j. r«ady to have dimmed Siegfried's «TW. •apped his strength and paralyzed hii •will. Rose, intent on her own thoughts, bent further and further forward, determined, if human means could do it, to stop the mischief, and puzzling out In her own mind what steps she ought to tike. Suddenly Siegfried, who had been lying back with his eyes closed, opened them to meet a pair of black ones staring at him with an intensity which he mistook for ferocity. With a low exclamation he drew himself still further Into his corner, and Rose, guessing that her black-browed face had frigtiteaed him, though she could not guess to what an extent, changed her place to take the seat beside him. He had closed his eyes again, but she saw that he was shuddering with terror at the- thought of having her so near him. "I'm afraid my dark face alarms you, prince," she said, using the rich tones of her deep voice with persuasive effect. "But I want you to forget it, and to remember that your father put great trust in me, and commended you to me on his death-bed." "I know; yes, I know," murmured Siegfried hastily. "The man at the hotel told me. And indeed, madam, I believe you. You are very good, I am •ure. But you are a stranger to me, and you have been the means of separating me from my friend, my tutor, so that I am alone in the world, helpless, at your mercy; I don't know what is to become of me." And Siegfried, who had kept his head turned away from her, broke down with •obs in his voice. "But you will soon flnd out," said Rose, in an encouraging tone. "First, we will go to see this Mr. Combermere, the solicitor, whom I hare a letter to. Then, we will obtain an interview with Sir Ambrose Fenuing. the prime minister, who used to be an intimate friend of your father's, I understand. He will be sure to do something for you." "Oh," said Siegfried, with the first glimmer of shrewdness he had shown, "you must not count upon that, madam. My father used to say that the government of men was the most degrading of all occupations, and that rulers, both kings and ministers, must always be approached by their bad side. Now, how will you or I be able to do that?" "I should not try," said Rose. "I should appeal to his old friendship for your father, to his sense of justice." "He will have neither friendship nor justice." Bald Siegfried, shaking his head. "My father taught me to know these men, and warned me never to make a friend of any man in a public capacity. We shall get no good from going to him." "What do you wish for yourself, then?" "I don't know," answered Siegfried irresolutely, "except that I should like to have Donald with me." "Well." said Ros«, after a minute's consideration, "I will try this Donald Keith by making him think you have been left without money, tf he is anxious to remain with you all the same, it will prove him to be disinter- ] Pstart and " "My father would have said it would prove him to be a fool," interrupted the Toung prince gently. "I should not 4ar« to try him like that, at any rate; for Donald is fond of money. I know. And it my father said 1 was to be under your care, that is enough. I do not understand, but I doubt not he had some good reason." "You loved your father very dearly," •aid Rose In a soft voice, somewhat surprised by his calmness. "I reverenced and honored him," an- •wered the prince reluctantly. "I did BOt flare to love him; he was too •wise, k« made th« world Mem too black. I lored Donald." "Was not Donald wise, then?" "Not in th» same way. But he was learned In his -way. He wat an occultist He talked much to m« about his soul: my father said it was because he had no mind." "Did you bWlav* thatT" •I did not owe. My father was •» •nxlous aUour. my eOuc'ation that all my other tutors 'aught, taught, taught me from morning till night. So that I was glad of Donald, who did not educate me so hard, and who used to talk on with his eyes on the ceiling, so that I did not have to try to understand." "You must be very learned yourself, then?" "I don't know. I have been told and taught a great many things, but they buzz in my head sometimes. I think I should like to have been born a carpenter, and not have had to learn so much. "You would rather have been a carpenter than a king?" "Yes, one would be one's own master, and there would not be so many duties. Duties! I heard of nothing else." "Surely you had pleasures, too, euch a high position as yours!" "I have not heard of them. I think my father had no pleasures, and I had only my books. Even with them I was not allowed my own way. I might grow frivolous, my father said. So it was only history, discoveries I might read about; no novels except a few Russian ones, which were horrtbl*, and dreary, and hateful." "Then, are you glad to be free from all th« resDonsibility and the duties?" 1 cirnnot shake them off if I would. My father said if I liad to remain in •xile I must always remember that I might be called any day to come back, and that then it would In my duty to f9, whatever the danger. So you wot [ am not even now free." He was answering her questions rather timidly, as if under compulsion, but with perfect straightforwardness; although he avoided meeting her eyes, it was plain that her beautiful voice had a great charm for him. Rose considered his answers, and the strange picture of a dreary life which they conjured up, for a short time in silence.. Present- y she said, with decision: "You have been kept too much indoors. You want air and exercise." Siegfried drew further into his corner and shivered. But she continued pitiessly: "You have be«n kept studying in over-heated rooms till your health has given way, and nothing but a thorough change in your way of life can save you. WAS not your father anxious about your health? Didn't he ever consult physicians about you?" "Yes, I believe they said something of the kind you say, and then my father gave orders that I should go out more. And they took me out for one or two horrible drives from which I came back half frozen." "Yes, because you were too much wrapped up. You ought to have gone in a little two-wheeled thing, and have driven yourself." "I drive!" exclaimed Siegfried in horror and disgust. "Really, madam, you' don't seem to understand, in my country these occupations are not for persons of my position." "In isj- ••w\mtry," answered Rose with cooust aisaaln, "they are considered'flt- ting occupations for any man." Siegfried glanced at her out of the corners of hui eyes in fear and perplexity, but not in anger. He was overwhelmed by the novelty of his situation. Here was a person, who not only had no respect for his high standard of refinement, but absolutely dared to sneer at him for it. He glanced at the chased gold smelling bottle which, was as constantly in hie hand as if he had been a woman, at his perfumed gloves, at the little morocco hand-bag which lay on the seat in front of him, open to display a multitude of trifles such as Rose would have contemned a woman for possessing. Her eyes followed his, and her lips curled as they fell upon the bag. Siegfried reddened. "I suppose you think it effeminate for a man to like beautiful things, things which are works of art," said the prince, as he took up a gold match-box heavily set with rubies and showed it to her ds^recatingly. "Indeed, prince, I have no right to say, as I don't know any of the ladles of your country," "Neither do I," answered Siegfried simply. Rose turned to him in astonishment. "Your mother, don't you remember her?" "She died two days after I was born," "And you have never had a sister?" "No, I do not think I have in all my life before talked so much with any Xroxeaoirenciea. Presently Rose asked: "How old are you?" "I am twenty-five," he replied with great gravity. She was utterly astonished, and scarcely believed him. "I should have thought that you were about seventeen, if anything younger.'" Siegfried moved uneasily under the faze of her black eyes. If he had not been so preposterously effeminte and tfhildlsh, her position as guardian of this young man would have been highly ridiculous; as it was, she felt that the charge would be merely tiresome, as long as it lasted. She would do her best to fulfil her compact with the dead king, but as she took note of first one sign, of extreme delicacy and then another, hollow cheeks, shortness of breath, gradually increasing THE PtJEITAN FOLK. MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THANKSGIVING DAY. US Jfotitimf Very Attractive About This Sid* of th* Urea of Our Pkmom Ancestor*. Good Thine* u> *•»* mn<l DriuJc—Ljtrg* Fumille*. Those who want to know jnst what sort of people they were who gave America a Thanksgiving day should read Alice Morse Earle's book, "Customs and Fashions In Old New England, " The reader will snrelv wonder how a long story of bis various attempts to remarry when, his first wife died, leaving him a widower 66 years old. He had a dreadful time of it, for he was close fisted, in the matter of settlement but finally he drove a bargain. In the early days of New England almost everybody of dignity performed the marriage except; the parson, and the whole company of guests nsed to invade the bridal chamber and make long pray- Mjn plllll%lu( . Mll u^^y,, ers there. Young fellows -who were not world, u well as purest »nd BEAUTIFUL SKIN •eft. White Hindi with Shapely X»il», Ltm- litnt Hair with Clean, Wholesome SoUp, pro. dnMd by Cc-riccoA So.tr>, the mott effoctiT* dan purifying and beautifying soap in the •wvetegt, for it came about that these people were fatigue, i responsible for an anniversary day when rtva became rapidly convinced that Mr. I they so bitterly opposed letting their Silchester need not trouble himself to ' poor, little, half frozen, skinny children jet the young exile out of the-way. It -was late in October, and the days were shortening. As dusk drew on celebrate April Fool's day. The young ones of those days were beautifully clad in linen—goose fleshy Siegfried seemed to sleep in his corner ; thought—little, thin linen, short sleev- and Rose did not disturb Mr* until she' ! wl - low necked shirts and *>aglike <^ess- at the other end of the carriage, was' es of linen ' firaw ' n in arouud ^ neck roused from a reverie b> a faint moan. She hurried to him, and found that he was gasping for breath, and that his face was cold and wet. She instantly proceeded to open the window. "No, no," he cried faintly, "not that My salts; my flask—-" But R08» persisted. Siegfried, who was In the corner, with his face toward th« engine, uttered a petulant cry as the cold adr rushed in upon him, tried to pull up the window, and failing in that through Rose's interference, attempted to escape to th« other end of th« carriage. But Rose was tall and strong, and had had to cope with refractory patients before. If she was to do anything with this spoilt creature, keep him alive a little longer, or ease thi remainder of his days, she must impress upon Kim complete submission to her authority. So she seized him in a muscular grip, and held him struggling and shivering at the window, until the murky, frosty air revived him against bis will, and he almott cried to D« allowed to go back into his corner. "I'm—all—right—now—indeed," &• gasped. "Do you—want to—kill me?" "No," answered Rosa calmly, as she loosened her grasp, and let him scurry away like a rabbit to the opposite aids of the carriage. "Though really what i size of t.he families. pleasure there can be in living such, a life as yours I can't imagine." And the great black-robed woman :ast at him a look of flashing disdain which made him cower and blink. There was an uncomfortable silence, each feeling a passion of indignation at the conduct of the other, and at the antipathetic tie which forced them into suet companionship. Rose had left the window open, being herself oppressed by the perfumes and essences with which the prince scented his clothee and saturated his handkerchiefs. with puckering strings. Then the Stmday after they were born they were carried off to the meeting honse to be baptized. There was no fire in those meeting houses, arid they often had to break the ice in the christening bowl. But the Puritans had no monopoly of snch cruelty to children. The rubric of the Episcopalian prayer book says that parents must not defer baptism longer than the first or second Sunday after birth. One of these New England parsons believed in infant immersion and prao- tioed it, too, till his own child nearly lost its life by it. After that he learned some sensa Judge Sewall writes Jan. 22, 1694: "A very extraordinary storm, by reason of the falling and driving of the snow. Few women could get to meeting. A child named Alexander was baptieed in the afternoon." It is not surprising that consumption struck so deep into New England or that infant mortality was so great .Remember, too, that in the books on the rearing of children it was advised that their feet be often dipped in cold water and that they wear thin soled shoes, "that the wet may come freely to them." One doesn't wonder, either, at the Sir William Phips toilet, bath, and nursery. The only pr*v*nUv« (uticura SOAP ii told throughout tbe world. PCTTKB DRCO IVD CXXH. Coir., Sol< PTOIM.. BMIOI, U. S. A. »- " Bow to Purifjr ud Bounty tl» Mui. gulp, ul HUT," mtibd free, BABY HUMORS LW . CDT1CDIA HiM.ilM. invited to the wedding had the pleasing i .. .,.-,„.„. custom of stealing the bride after the j ml inttxrumition and clogging of the POMS. marriage ceremony, curving her off und releasing her only when the bridegroom bought a supper for them. They had good things to eat. though, if two people did have to eat oL cne same plate. For instance, one New England way to cook eels was to stuff them with nutmeg and cloves, stick them with cloves, cook in wine, place on » chafing dish and garnish with lemons. Indian pudding, hominy, suppawn, pone, sanip and succotash they learned how to cook from the Indians. Pumpkins they didn't think much of for the reason that they bad such an overdose of thorn. And here is a recipe for'' pum- pion pye" which housewives may copy and use—if they can make bead or tail of it: "Take about half a pound of Puni- pion and slice it, a handful of Tyme, a little Kosemary, Parsley and Sweet [TO BE CONTIMTED.] Poultry PicEers Go' on a Strike. \Vabash. Ind., Nov. 24.—The force of women and girls engaged in picking poultry at the yards of Beyer Bros., this city, went on strike. They work by the piece, and objected to picking- old chickens, turkeys, ducks and s'eese at the same rates paid for piekiflj young ones. When the proprietors declined to grant an advance all the women walked out. The strike coming just before Thanksgiving is very embarrassing to Beyer Bros., as their yards are full of poultry. ~':t Trouble at Brazil Mines. HH Brazil, Ind., Nov. 24.—The Crawford Coal company employed two non-union men and sent them to one of their mines yesterday, but before the men could be lowered into the pit the 300 men employed there quit work. General Man- ag-er TV. W. Risher ordered the mine closed down. This likely commences a bitter fight between the operators and miners. Cooked Hi* Own Goose. Evansville, Ind., Nov. 24.—Marshal A. Cook, deputy collector of the port of Evansville. is a defaulter to the extent of $630. He spent the money, and his superior, George "W. Haynie, will be the loser. Cook confessed his guilt in a letter to Haynie. Cook has skipped and Is known to have gone south. Tie left behind him a wife and two children. Collision TTreclw Two Engines. Llgenier, Ind.. >?ov. 24.—The fast passenger train OB the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railroad ran into a freight train in this city. Both engines were wrecked and all trains were delayed over three hours. Xo blame is attached to any one. rViLLETTS llf fcTRETLTRN. Missing Cashier of Those Indiana Banks That Were Looted. Louisville. Nov. 24.—A special to The Post from English, Ind., says that R. H. TTilletts .the missing cashier of the English bank, which was closed sea-era] days ago, has notifi-ed friends that he will return and settle up the affairs of the bank provided no criminal prosecu- was one of 26 children by the same mother; Printer Green had 80 children; the Rev. John pherman of Watertown had 26 children by two wives—20 by his last. With death making so many subtractions, the Puritans bad to do a little multiplication. It must have taken a good deal of scuffling with the elements to provide bread and moat and clothes for a family likes a small Sunday school. They didn't get enough to eat, it is plain, for the children were almost all rickety, and all had to ta.ke elaborate compounds of baked snails, mashed earthworms, herbs, hartshorn and strong ale to cure them. But the children were smart children. Phebe Bartletc was powerfully converted when she was 4 years old. Jane Tnr- eli could tell Scripture stories before she was 2 years old, and before she was 4 she could say the greater part of her catechism, many of the Psalms, read distinctly and make pertinent remarks on many things she read. She asked many astonishing questions about divine mysteries. Cotton Mather took his little daughter Katy, aged 4, into his study and told her that ho was to die shortly and that she must remember all he said. He set before her the sinful condition of her nature and charged her to pray in secret places every day, and so on, with much more lugubrious matter of the same sort. He lived 30 years after he scared poor little Katy so. •That's the lively sort of time the Puritan children had. The poor little Puritan boys were not allowed to go swimming at all, and every titliingnian was strictly enjoined to keep them from it. Each tithingman had ten families under his charge, and if one may estimate that there were ten boys in each family the chances are that on a hot August day some one of those 100 young ones defied the law, its dread, -executor and the chances of going to a place where it is more than August all tine'year around, and no good swimming holes either. But the young ones danced, and they bad punch to drink. One little girl 8 years old wouldn't stay at her grandmother's house because she couldn't have wine to drink at every meal, and her parents upheld her in her conduct. They had candy and gingerbread and oranges and pictured story books; but, alas, they were stories of the "Conversion and Holy and Exemplary Lives of Several Young Children," "The Life of Mary Paddock, Who Died at the Age of Nine," "Praise Out of the Mouths of Babes," and the likes of them! They went to school and froze there when they weren't warmed up with "lamming and with whipping and snch tier, is instituted. Willetts is said to ben efi K of nature." Besides,"the teach- claim that the bank s affairs are a.!] ' lady, or in fact with any woman, aa I! ri5i "' but that \ f they are not he wi " i have with you." Rose considered this extraordinary statement in all it? bearings, deciding that the late king must have been Btrongly prejudiced against women, and that it was her lack of feminine softness and ciann walih induced him to make an exception in her favor. Although 6he was not vain, this idea was displeasing to her. There was a trace of annoyance in her tone as she said: "And have you never been in love?" "Oh, no," said Siegfried, as if rather disgusted by the suggestion. "But your father intended yon to marry?" 'Tes," he answered with an air of superiority, "but princes are not *q ;nq -sin.} o; Suiirjou ppes peu^ "iiup eso^£ pres . make them all right. He has been assured that he will no: be mole?teci and will probably return in a few days. It has been seated that "Willetts is in Canada, but his friends will not give out his hiding place. er had devilish devices, j branch, into whose cleft the bad child's nose was pnt and pinched. They had leather paddles, and the whole community didn't rise up in horror at it, though little children were blistered, not grown up young men. Bachelors and "lone men" had the worst of it very decidedly. The rithing- tttterr.pts passed unnoticed. Thirty Thousand Dollar Fire. Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 24.—Fire night, did $30,000 damage in the lumber yard of Colonel Aaron T. Bliss, at Car- Hrarilmn Assassins Are Botchers. Rio Janeiro, Nov. 24.—Mel!o declares the last attempt to kill Moraes was the ; man kept his eye on them all the time, sixth effort that had been made to as- ! Tn Hartford they had to pav 20 shil- sa?;=ir.ate the president. The other five ! i^g S a wee i; co the totro f OT living j without a wifa Widowers hardly wait- i ed till their wives were good and cold last [ before they married again. The father mother of Governor Winslow had been widower and widow 7 and 12 Fu! ' y keeks respectively when they were i}np arri jarreant sn ja&uonry,, The TVeathtr W* May Expect. Washington. Xov. 24.—Following ars the weather indications for twentT-foar hours from S p. m. yesterday; For Indiana and Dii- nois—Fair, warmer w««.ther; variable winds, becoming southerly. For afichigai. and Wisconsin—Fair, warmer weather: ligbi southwesterly -winds. For Iowa—Fair, warmer o; [ married. The governor of New Hamp; shire married a woman whose first husband was put in the grave just ten days before the wedding. A single woman | was "an acneut maid" at 25 years, and a spinster of 30 yews was a "tborn- jback." | Judge Sewall wrote in his diary quite COTTON MATHER. Marjoram, slipped off the Stalkes, and chop them small and bout them, then mix them and beat them, altogether and pnt in as much Sugar as you think lit, then fry them like a froiz. After it is fryed, let it stand til ir be cold, then fillyonrPye. Take sliced Apples, thinne rounde-wavs, and lay a row of the Froiz and layer of Apples, with Currans betwixt the layer while your Pye is fitted and put in a good deal of sweet butter before you close it, wheu the Pye is baked take sixteen yelks of Eggs, some White Wine or Vergis, and make a Caudle of this but not too Thicke, cut up the Lid and put it in, stir them well together whilst tho Eggs and Pumpions be not perceived and so serve it up. " Probably it was good, but there was mighty little "punipiou" to the "pye" and a good deal of everything else in the shop. Sixteen eggs in a pie when they aro selling at eight for a quarter will scare out a good many thrifty housewives of today. They were pretty heavy drinkers at first, but very early it began to be hard lines for habitual drunkards. They had to sit in tbe stocks, lost their votes and had a great "D" made of "redd" cloth hung around their necks or sewed on their clothes. The recipes for fancy drinks were intolerably long and full of all the spices iu their shops and all the herbs of their gardens. Their simpler ones were rather messy things, one would think. Here is Landlord May's recipe for flip: "Mix four pounds of sugar, four eggs and a pint of cream, and let it stand for two days. Fill a quart mug two-thirds full of beer, put therein four great spoonfuls of the compound. Then thrust into the mixture a hot loggerhead and add a gill of rum.'' A popular drink in Salem was" wbis- tlebelly vengeance"—charming name! It was made of sour household beer simmered in a kettle, sweetened with molasses, filled with brown bread crumbs and drunk hot. For medicines the old Puritans had the awfulest messes. Sovr bugs and roses, and pounded coral, and toads caught in March and burned to a char, and ambergris were some of the drugs. Of course they were bled and physicked to the last degree. They used to make up parties or classes and go to a retreat, where they would all be inoculated for smallpox—not vaccinated, but inoculated with the real disease, There they "broke out" together, had the fever together, sweat together, scaled off together, and many a love affair sprang up amid such highly unromantic circumstances. The greatest of all trials, one would think, was the way the neighbors all got into the sickroom and prayed all day long. It was no good the poor badgered creature telling them to hold their tongues and to let him alone. They kept at him till he told them to pray, and they fairly hectored him into heaven. But they had glorious times at funerals. They innst have all got tight as drums from the amount of liquor they drank. Furseral odes were about the only punning poetry the Puritans wrote. They bad no prayers Or sermons—just pnt the man into the ground with great- pomp. Everybody had to have gloves, and rings were often given away by the family of the deceaft'id. They had such lovely things on them as— Prepared be To follow ine. Dr. Bnxton of Salem left when he died a quart mug full of rings he had "made," as the thrifty phrase was, by going to funerals. Strangest of all, in New England, the land of rocks, where they plant fields with shotguns and the sheep's noses have to be ground so that they can nibble the grass between the pebbles, they nsed to import the gravestones from old England. And these were the foik* -who invented Thanksgiving day. PECK'S COMPOUND CURES-* ~ C Nervotisneaa. Nervo«s Prostration, Nervous and Sick He«dMh% Indigwtioo, Loss of A ppeti»e, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Scrofula, Scrofulous Hnmors, Syphilitic Affection*. Boils, Piraplea, Constipation, Pains in the Back, Costiveness, Biliousness, and all diseases arising from an impure state of the ,j Blood ' or low condition of the Nervous System. 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