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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 191S, THE; DAILY COURIER, CONNEI,LSVILLE, PA. --: · II At.t. «.t±rtt .'· .."There,"' said Annonclata,- standing i. l eff and surveying her, "you look- less j ttke a baby." . . ' .. J : She did. indeed! It' took Hedwig 'quite five minutes to wash the rouge off her. face, and there was, one might is well confess, a moment when a part of the crown jewels of the kingdom lay i» a torwr of tbe room, whence i. trembling maid salvaged them, and examined them for damage. ' " Tht Princess Hedwig appeared that svenlng without rouge, and .was the only woman In the room thus un- idorMd. Also she wore her coming out itrlng of modest pearls and a slightly defiant, somewhat frightened, exnres- Tbe dinner was endless, which tna aeceisary, "Since nothlnrwas to follow but conversation. There could, nnde.- th« circumstances, be no dancing. And tie talk at the table, through course tf ter course, wss somewhat hectic, irtn «nor the constraining presence of King KarL There were two reasons for this: Karl's presence and his par- pose--as* yet' unannounced, but surmised, and'even known--and the situation In: the city. That was bad. · The papers had been ordered to make no mention of the occurrence of the afternoon, bnt It was i well known. There were many at the table who felt the whole attempt foolhardy, the .setting'of. a: match to inflammable material; There were otn- ers 'who resented. Karl's, .presence In Livonia, and all that It Implied. And perhaps there were, too, among the . (Bests, one or more who had but re'. cent); sat In less aughst and more awful company. i * Beneath all the brilliance and chatter, .the sparkle and gayety, there was, then,; uneasiness, wretchedness, and evea .treachery. . And outside the palace.: held back by the guards, there still, stood a part, of th'e sullen crowd ·which tad watched the arrival of the carriage* and automobiles, had craned ) forward to catch a glimpse of uniform or brilliantly shrouded figure entering the palace* and muttered as It looked. I!nner;'was orer at last. The party 1 moved.'bftrk to the salon, a vast and j empty place, hnng with tapestries and j gayly lighted. Here the semblance of j gayety persisted, and Karl, affability { itself, spoke a few words to each of the iraes« : .'. : Then It was over. The ' gnests left, the. members of the council, each'with a -wife: on his arm.! frowsy^ 'overdressed women most of j them. The council was chosen for' ability aha not for birth; At last only : the..'suite remained, and constraint vanished.. : - . i The family withdrew shortly after to ; a small salon off th'e larpe one. And j there, at last. Karl cornered Hedwig a^d"demanded speech.. "Where?" she asked, glancing around the crowded room. : '1 shall have to leave that to you," he said. "Unless--there is a balcony." '· "Bnt do yon think It Is necessary?" ; "Why not?" j i "Because what I have to'sny docsi EOt matter." i "It matters -very much to ice," he i replied gravely. I Hedwig went first, slipping away\ quietly nnd unnoticed. -Karl asked the ; archduchess' permission to follow her . nnd found her waiting, there alone, i rather desperate'Iy^calm now. and with i a tinge of excited'color in her cheeks. Because he cared a great deal, a'ml be-; cause, as klnps go, he was neither. 'hopelessly bad nor hard, his first words j were kind ami genuine, and almost! trmijht her to tears. \ "Poor"little girl!" he said. i . He had dropped the curtain behind Lini. and they stood alone. "Don't." said Hedwig; "i want to be. very .calm, and I am sorry for myself j already." ."Then yon think it Is all Tory ter- n.ble?" . Sue did not reply,' and he drew, a chair. for her to the rail. When sho was. seated, he took up his position beside her, one arm against a pillar. "I wonder, Hedwig," he salt], "if it Is not terrible because It is new to you, and because you do not know me very well. Xot," he added hastily, "that I think your knowing me well would be an advantage! I am not so Idiotic. But you do not know ine at nil, nnd for a good many years I must have j stood in the light of an encmjv It is not easy to readjust. such tilings-- witness the reception I had today!" "Why must we talk about it?" Hedwig demanded, 'looking up at him suddenly with a flash of her old spirit, j "It u-ilt not change anything." j "I'crhaps uot. Perhaps--yes. Ton : see. I ntn not quite satisfied. J do not j want you, unless you are willing. It j would be a poor bargain for cie, and not quite fair." " j A new turn, this, with a vengeance! Kedw'g starcS up with startled eyes. It was not enough to be sacrificed. And as she realized all,that hung on the-situation, the very life of the kingdom, perhaps the safety of her family, everything, slie closed her eyes for fear he might seethe fright in them. Karl bcut over and took one of her cold hands between his two warm ones. "Little Hedwls." he said, "I want yon to come willingly because--I care a great deal. I would like yon to care, too. Don't yon think yon would, after a timer* "After a time!" said Hedwig drearily. "That's what they all say. After a time it doesn't nutter. Marriage i* always th» same--«fter a tinx-." .' "Why should marriage be always th* same, after a timer* he lutntnd. "This sort of marriage, -without -It Is har*ly that, la It} I lore Tom." . "I wonder.hovr much you love me." Karl smiled... He. was on his own ground here.' The girlish-question pnt him at ease. '."Enough', for-us both, at first," he"said.' "After tfiat--" "But," said Hedwig desperately, "suppose I know I shall · never care for you, the-.way^ yon .will want me to. Ton talk of being fair. I want to be fair to yon. ..You.have a right--" She checked herself/abruptly. "After all, he might, have a right, to know aboat Nikky Larisch. But there were others who had rights, too--Otto to his throne, her mother and Hilda and all the others, to safety, her grandfather to die ic peace, the only gift she could give'.him". ' . ' v "What I think yon want to tell me, Is ·something I already know," Karl said gravely. "Suppose I am -willing to take that chance? Suppose I am vain enough, or fool enough, to think that I 'can make you forget certain things, certain people. What then?" "I do not forget easily." - "But yon would try?" -. ·1 would try," said Hedwig, almost . Karl bent over and taking her hands, raised her to her feet "Darling," he said, and suddenly drew her to-him. He covered her with hot kisses, her neck, her face, the soft angle below her ear. Then he held her rich Americans should be, but orderly, and pleasant. The boy.has good manners. It would be well to please him." So the niece, sewing In the back room, watched Bobby in and out, with pleasant mysteries in her eyes. . Now and then, in the evenings,' when tbe Americans were^way, and Bobby was snug In bed, with Tucker on the tiny feather comfort at bis feet, the Frnulein would come' downstairs and sit In Black Humbert's room. At snch times the niece would be sent on an errand, and the two would talk. The niece,,who.- although she.had no lover, was on the lookout for.love, suspected a romance of the middle-aged, and milled in the'half darkness "of the street: smiled with n i touch -of. malice, .as- one- who has pierced the armor of the fortress, and knows Its .weakness.. . But It was not love that Humbert arid the Franlein talked. Herman Spier was busy. In those days nnd making plane. Thus, day by day, he dined in the restaurant where the little Marie, now weary of her husband, «nt in idle intervals behind veying her, "may I speak to yon frankly?" . | "Please" do," Hedwlg replied. "Everybody floes, anyhow. Especially when It is something disagreeable." Olga Loschek' watched her warily., She knew the family »B only the oat- alder could know It; knew that Hedwig, who would* have disclaimed the fact, was like her mother In some things, notably in a disposition .to be mild until a · certain 'moment, submissive, even acquiescent, and then suddenly to become, as i It were, a royalty and grow cold, hnuiht'y. But if Hed- "J am presuming, mother's kindness own." i "I cannot tell you what to do,-high-! ness.; I can only tell you what I would do." "Very well." Hedwig showed a toricbj of impatience. This was quibbling, " arid it annoyed her. "I 'should go Ewny, now, with the person I cared about." : "Where would you go?" "The world Is wide; highness." "Not wide enough to hide in, I am afraid." · · "ij'or myself," said the countees, "the proiilem would not be Oifllcult. -I j should go to my plnce In the inoun-1 A BIRD IN THE HAND (Special Information Service. U. · S. Ipepiirtment. of A g r i c u l t u r e . ) HATCHING EAHLY THE KEY TO "MORE 1'OULXBY" Early Chicks Grow Faster, They Stand Hot Weather Better, They Bring- Higher Prices, They Mafte Pullets That .Lay When Eggs Are Scarcest--When the Town Poultrykeeper Can Hell). wig was driven in 'hose days, TO was | tains. An .old priest, who Mows me the countess, despe ate and driven t!o I well, would perform the nUrriage. i desperate methods.. ' ! ; After that they might find me If they j "Now," He Snid, "Have ,You Forgotten?" away from him triumphantly. "Now," he said, "have you forgotten?" But Hedwig. scarlet with shame, faced him steadily, "^s'o," she said. . * * t » · · * ' * Later in the evening the old king received a. present, a rather wilted rose, to which was pinned a card, with "Ilcst wishes from Ferdinand William the cashier's' desk, and' wntched 'tlie gn«s In ·the. place emerge from Its winter hiding place. When she turned) her eyes to the room, frequently shef enponhtered those-of Herman Spier, pale .yet burning, fixed on her. lAnd.at last; one day-when her husband .lay lame with sciatica, she left the desk and \paused, by ^Herman's table. "Son come frequently now," she observed. "It is that you like us here, or that yon have risen In the shop?" "I have left the shop," said Herman, staring at her. Flesh, in a moderate amount suited her well. He liked plump women. 'They were, if yon 'please, an urinful. "And I come to see yon." . ' . "Left the shop!" Maria exclaimed. "And Peter Nlbnrg--he has left also? I never see him." '· "No," said. Herman noncommittally. "He is ill, perhaps?" "He Is dead," said Herman, devouring her with his eyes. "Dead!" Site put £ hand to her plump side. "Aye. Shot ns a spy." He took another piece of the excellent pigeon pie. Marie, meantime, lost all her looks, grew pasty white. "Of the--the terrorists?" she demanded, in a whisper. "Terrorists! No. Of Karaia. He was no patriot" So the little Marie went back to her .desk, and to her staring out over the place in Intervals of business. And what she thought of no one can know. But that night, and thereafter, she wa» very tender to her spouse, and pnt cloths soaked in hot turpentine water on his aching thigh. On the surface things went on as usual at the palace. Karl's visit had been hut for a day or two. He had met the council In session, and hod had, because of their growing alarm, rather his own way with them. But although he had pointed to the king's condition and theirs--as an njrgument for immediate marriage--he failed. The thing would be done, but properly and in good time. Karl left them in a bad temper, well concealed, and had the pleasure of being hissed through the streets. But he comforted himsolf with the thought of Hedwig. He had taken her in his arras before he left and she had made no resistance. She had even, in view of all that was at stake, made a desperate effort to return his kiss, and fonnd herself trembling afterward. In two ..weeks he was to return to her, and lie whispered (hat to her. On the day after the dinner party Otto went to a hospital with Miss Braithwalte. It was the custom of the palace to sent 1 the flowers from its spectacular functions to the hospitals, and the crown, prince delighted in these errands. So they went, escorted by the func- j tionarios of the hospital, past the military wards, where soldiers ID shabby Otto " printed on it in careful letters, i uniforms uat on benches In the spring It was the only flower the king had received during ills illness.. When, that night, he fell asleep, it was still clasped in his old hand, and there was a look of grim tenderness on the face on tho pillow, turned toward his dead son's picture. Tronblcd times now, with the carnival only a day or two off, and the shop windows gay with banners; with the committee of ten In almost constant session, and Olga Loschek' summoned before it, to be told of the passage, and the thing she was to do; with the old kiag very close to the open door, and Iletlwig'being fittedTBr her bridal robe ami for somber black at one fitting. . Troubled times, indeed. The city was. smoldering, · and from. some strange source had come a new rumor. Nothing less than 'that the royalists, hended by the char.ccilor, despairing of crowning tiie boy prince, would, on the king's death, make' away with him, thus putting: Hedwig on the throne-Hedwig, queea' of Karnia perhaps already by secret marriace. The city, which adored the boy, was :ns. The rumor had originated ·ith Olga Loschek, who had given It to the committee as a usefnl weapon. Th'us would she have her revenge on ..ever, he raised himself on his elbow. those of ehc palace, and at the same time secure her own safety. Revenge, indeed, for she knew the way of such rumors, how they fly from honse to house, street to street. How the Innocent, proclaiming their innocence, look even the more guilty. ' · When she had placed tlie scheme before the committee of ten, had seen the eagernesSiWith which they grasped it--"in this way," she had said, in her scornful, : incisive tones, "the onus of the boy is not on you, bnt on them. Even those who have no sympathy with your movement will burn at such a rumor. The better the citizen, the more a lover of home and order, the. more outraged he wlll.be. Every mania the city with a child of his own will rise against the palace." "Madame," the leader had said, "you should be of the committee." But she bad ignored the speech contemptuously, and. gone:on to other things. . : . ' - · · . ,-·- Now ^everything was arranged. Black Humbert hid pnt his niece to work on a carnival dress for a'small boy, and had stayed her cariosity br a hint that It was for the American lad. "They are comfortable tenants," he had said. "Not lavish, perhaps, as sunshine, to the general wards beyond. Tho crown prince was almost hidden behind the armful he carried.- Miss Braithwalte had all she could hold; A convalescent patient, iu slippers many sizes too large for him, wheeled the remainder in a barrow, and almost upset the barrow^n his excitement. Through long corridors Into wards fresh scrubbed against his white counterpanes with arrival, eiactly square, and patients forbidden to move nnd disturb the geometrical exaciuess of the beds, went Prince Ferdinand William Otto. At each bed he stopped, selected a flower, and held it ont. Some there were who reached out, and took it with a smile. Others lay'stlll, and saw neither boy nor blossom. "They sleep, highnesc," the nurse would say. "But their eyes arc open." "They are very weary, and resting." In such cases he placed the flower on the pillow, and went oh. One such, however, lying with vacant eyes fixed on the ceiling, turned and glanced at the boy, and into his empty gase crept a faint intelligence.' It -was not much. He seemed to question with his eyes. That was all. An the little procession-moved on, how- highness, ph your to me, add your "V7eir, go on," said Hedwig resign* edly. Bnt the next words brought her up in her chair. liked.' It' would be too iate." "This priest--he might be difficult."! "Not to a young.couple, come to him, j perhaps, la peasant costume. They | are glad to marry, these fathers. | There is much Irregularity. I fancy." i ''Are you going to allow your life j she added, still with her carefully de- to be ruined?" was what the countess said. .. Careful 1 Hedwig had thrown up her head and' looked at her with hostile eyes. But the next moment she had forgotten she was a princess, and the tachefl manner, "that a marriage could be easily arranged." But, before long, she had dropped her pretense of aloof ness, and was Inking the lead. Hedwig, weary with the struggle, and now trembling with j granddaughter to the king, and remem-"j nervousness, pnt herself in her hands, j bercd only that she was n woman, and! listening while she planned, agreed j terror-stricken. She' flung out her eagerly to everything. Something o f ; arms, and then bnried her face in I prim amusement came into Olga LOP. them. . . "How con I help It?" she said. "How can you do it?" Olgix Loschek countered/ "After all, it is you who must do this thing. No one else. It Is yon they are offering on the altar THE XATIOX XEEBS AS EARLY HATCH. Put on tbe sitting hens; start tile incubators! We need more chickens. To double the..poultry output o£ Iho country ic one of our big war aims. That means that if everybody in a ijosilion to help "did Ms part, $000,000:000 worth !of. food would .be aiidod to our supply every year. In its campaign to increase' poultry production, the Unilcii States Department ot Agriculture puts special emphasis upon ibe importance of early hatching because that is-tiie Ucy to the whbie situation. Chicks hatched early are stronger, thrive bet'.er and have the advanuisc of a longer growing season. Hot weather retards the growth of chicks, and with; the presence of lice, causes millions of lale hatched chicks to die each year. Pullets hatchPrt-early produce c^g-G in the fall when hens are moulting. Early hatched cockerels are reatly for tho marke't'when prices are lligh'est. Eariy hatched puliots iay when, prices of e:^ss are highest. Early, layers will brood early the next spring* Publications of the Department of Agriculture, Fanners' Bulletin No. r,:}',, "Kautral and Artificial Incubation of Hen'p K.T5S" and Farmers' Ijllllelm Xo. G2-1, "Natural and Artificial Brooding of Chickens" '-vi'il aid tic e.ar!y hatcherr. ·of their ambition." ' ' ! tcr ' "Ambition?" ' I Sne ' ttlea ' wolllci lose everything. "Ambition." What else is it? Surely i cv TM Kttr1 ' who wlls alrra *' lost to her " yon dp. not believe these tales they I Bnt --· md her lflcc S rew Ket imd ^ chek's face after a.time. By doing this thing she would Jose everything. It would be Impossible to conceal her connivance: No one, knowing Hedwig,; TR'HY-'I! ATFE EARLY--A~ ·. r ^T5TE5T 15 PICTURES, would for a moment Imagine the plan hers. Or NIkky's, either, for that mat- tell -- old wives' tales of -plot and j counterplot !" ' ! "But the chancellor--" I "Certainly the chancellor I" mocked Olga Loschek. "Highness, for years he has had a dream. A great drenm. To fulfill his -dream to bring prosperity eyes hard--she would let those plotters In their grisly catacombs do their own filthy work. Her hands would be clean of that. Hence her nmusement that at this late day she, Olga Lpschek, should be saving her own soul. So It was arranged, to the last de- and greatness to the country, andT tal1 - F P r « '"list be done at once. natnrally. to him who plans It there Hcdwlj*. a trifle terrified, would havo is a price to pay. He would have Postponed it n day or so, but the vou pay it." - countess was insistent. Only she knew how the very hours counted, had them Hedwig raised her face and searched the other woman's eyes. "That is all, then?" she said. "Ail this other, this fright, this talk of treason and danrer. that Is not true?" "Not so true as he would have you believe," replied Olga Loschek utead- Uy. "There are malcontents everywhere, in every laud. It is all ambition, one dream or another." "But my grnndfather-7-" "An old man, In the hands of his minister* t" Hedwig rose and paced the floor, her fingers twisting nervously. "But it Is \ ! i I ! numbered, Indeed, and watched them flying by ivlth a sinking heart. It sho gave n fleeting thought to the palace, to the crown prince and.his Impending fate, she dismissed it qnlck- ly. She had no afCectton for An- mmelata, and QS to the boy, let them look out for him. Let Mettlich guard his treasure, or lose It to his peril. The passage under,the gate was not of her discovery or informing. CHAPTER XVI. Mkky and Hedwig. Nikky had gone back to his lodging, where his servant was packing his things. For Nlkky was now of his majesty's household, and must exchange his shabby old rooms lor the cold magnificence of the palace. He wns very downhearted. Xo the crown prince, each day, he gave the "But It l» Too Late," She Cried. Who was that?" The ward, which might have been Interested, wns busy keeping Its COT- ers straight and In following the progress of the party. For the man had not spoken before. "The .crown prince." The eick man lay back and closed his eyes. Soon he slept. His comrade In the next bed beckoned to a slater. "He has spolcen," he said. "Either he recovers, or--he dies." Bnt Haeckel did not die. He lived to do his part in the coming crisis, to prove 4hat even the great hands of Black Humbert on his throat were not so.strong as his own young spirit; lived, Indeed, to confront the terrorist as one risen from the dead. But :that flny he lav and slept, by curious Irony "the flower £rom Karl's banquet-In o* cup of water beside him. On the day before the carnival, Hedwig had a visitor, none other than the Conntcss .Loscliek, Hedwig, all; her' color gone now, her high spirit crushed, .her heart torn into - fragments -'and neatly distributed between KITsky, !wbo. had-most of It, the crown prince,-and. the old king. Hedwig, harlng^ given her permission ..to come, greeted her politely traf without enthusiasm **HIghness!" aaid the cotmtess BUT-. too late," ahe cried at last, "Brery- thlng Is arranged,.. I csnnot refuse now. They would--I don't know what they woald .do. to me I" "Do I To the granddaughter of the king. What can they do?" That aspect of things, . to do her credit,; had ncror occurred to Hedwig. She panned in front of the countess.. "What can I do?" she asked pitifully. "That I dare not presume to eny, I came because I felt--I can only say what, In your place, I should do." "I ain afraid. Ton would cot be afraid." Hedwtg shivered. "What would you do?" "If I knew, hfchness, that Borne one f f for whom I cared, himself cared deeply enough to make uny sacrifice,. 1 should demand happmess. I rather think I should lose the world, and gain something like happiness." "Demand I". Hedwig said hopelessly. "Tea, you would demand It. I cannot demand things. I nm always too frightened." The countess rose. *I nm afraid I hnve done an unwise thing," she salfl. "If* your .mother knew--" She shrugged her shoulders. "Ton.have only been kind. I have GO few who really care.". The countess curtsied, and made for the door. "I must go," sho emid, "before I go further, hishaeaa. My apology Is that I euw yon unhappy, and that I resented it, because--" .fTes?" "Because I considered' It unnecessary." She was a very wise.woman. She left then, and let the next step come from Hedwig. It followed, as a matter of record, within the hoar, at least four honrs sooner than ihe had anticipated. She was in her boudoir,. not reading, not even thinking, bnt sitting staring ahead, as Minna had aeen her do repeatedly in the past weeks. She Oared not think, for that matter. Hedwig's notification that she would visit ner, fonnd the countess at leisure aud alone. She followed the announcement almost immediately, nnd If she had shown cowardice befo're, she showed none now. She disregarded the dmlr'-.plga Loschek* offered,, and | came to the p*Int with a directness, j thai: was like tlif Irinfr 6 1 j "T have come;" she said simply* *to j ! find onfwhat to do,' : j i The countess was as direct ; best that was In him. played and rode, (Invented delightful nonsense to bring tbe boy's quick laughter, carried pocfeetful« of bones,, to tbe secret revolt of his soldierly soul, was boyish 'nnd tender, frivolous or thoughtful, us the occasion seemed, to warrant. And always he was watchful, his re- Tolver always rendy and in touch, his eyes keen, his body, even when It seemed most relaxed, always tense to' spring. For Nikky knew the temper of the people, knew It as did Matuilde gossiping In the market, and even better; knew that a crisis was approach- Ing, and that on this* small boy In his charge hung that crisis. So Nikky trusted In his own right arm and in nothing else. The very- size of the palace, Its unused rooms, ita long and rambling corridors, its rambling wings and ancient turrets, was against its safety. Since the demonstration against JCarl, the riding school hour had been given up. There were no drives In the park. The Illness of tbe king furnished sufficient excuse, but the truth was that the royal family was practically besieged, by it knew not what. "Nikky, summoned to the chancellor's house that morning, had been told the facts, und had stood, rather still and tense, while Mettlich recounted them. 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