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CHAPTER XXIT. N SPITE of hej sftlf, Rose could not quite repress all outward Bigcs oj emotion when the horrible truth became manifest to her. As the poisonous reptile darted towards her she sprang back with a low, hoarse, muffled cry and whlrline round elddilv with such rapidity that the candle u-ent out, she staggered to the door and fled down the passage. Siegfried heard her and ran to meet her. He too had been aittlng up, wondering what her object was in exchanging rooms with him, and anxious for her safety he scarcely knew why. As soon as she saw him in the cor- riuor she .sieved to him to oe silent, and, pushing him into a curtained recess, ran Into her ow.i room, and hastily took down her hair and put on her dresslnf-gown. Then she returned to the corridor, whispered a few hasty words, not of explanation, but of instruction into Siegfried's ear, and making him fall on a seat and cover his face with his hands, she affected to administer advice and consolation to him in tones which, although not loud, would be able to reach Mr. SH- chester's ear. The first person, however, to put in an appearance was Mrs. Thomson, who was persuaded to return to her rest on being informed by Rose that Siegfried had had a fright, from which he was now recovering. It was not until this lady, before returning to her room, had made such a commotion as nobody could sleep through, that Mr. Silchester, with a. perfect assumption of extreme sle<D'lness, appeared at the door of his room, and inquired if anything was the matter. "it's all right now, thank you," said Rose, turning to him without the least show of the abhorrence she felt. "The prince had a sort of nightmare, and i'nncied he saw something horrible in his bed, so that I can't persuade him to go back to his room. Perhaps you-, who are cleverer than I, can." "Some one has been playing him a trick, perhaps. Let us all go in together, and see." Siegfried, following the instructions he had received, still appeared paralyzed with fright and unable to move. Rose, Mrs. Thomson and Mr. Silchester, therefore, went in together. They searched the bed and the entire room, of course finding nothing. On returning to the corridor they found that Siegfried had gone off to the library, where he persisted in remaining saying that he had had such a shock that he could not sleep, and that he should read through the night. No questions of Mr. Silchester's could get an_y. more deSnitj. explanation of the cause of his fright than an admission that It might have been his imagination which had played a trick with him. Mrs. Thomson and Rose having offered to sit up with him, Siegfried, after a moment's hesitation, accepted their offer, and the three remained together in the library, where the elder lady, having made up the dying fire, promptly fell off to sleep in a low arm-chair. "That is what I was hoping for." said Siegfried ingenuously, as he watched Mrs. Thomson's head, after bobbing backwards and forwards, settle comfortably aga:.nst the cushion. "It is selfish of me to keep you tip; but, Rose you fcave Infected me with your own fear; I bef:in to feel that my happiness is over; we sbftll be separated." Rose said nothing. She took his hand and pressed it within hers; but It was all the encouragement sbe could give. "Rose. Rose, say something, just one word to comfort me," h» whispered brokenly, "My d««r boy," said she, "you will have no comfort now ton in doina your duty. It is of no i«e for me to Ull r»u tiat you are not »urrounded tj dangers, or th»t tl» as*n trpstali* Is not an enemy." "Did he frighten you, Rose, whea you were in my room? Why did you make me pretend to be frightened?" She hesitated; but at last decidsd that, ghastly as the story was. tile time had come for him to learn at least that part of it which concerned himself. In a low voice, there'ord, she told him hurriedly of the ianf thrust between the draperies and ot ti« discovery she had subsequently made. Siegfried listened quietly, and at the end of her recital only sighed and said: "I think. Rose, I am sorry you did n«t leave me in my room. Of what pood will my life be to me if you will not marry rne?" Rose remained silent for a few mo- »«nts. Then she aaid: ,. "1>o you think I wouldn't marry you If I could, Siegfried? Do you think It is dislike of you that makes me re. fu*e? Do you ever look into my face wltiout seeing affection for you in it?" "No, no, no. Tell me why you won't h»Ye me, then." "Because if marriage with me would not oe allowed to marry me; wane, II it would be a bad thing for you, i would not consent to it myseU." "How could it be a bad ttung for me?" "It would be bad if you were to succeed to your father's kingdom, for it would then be a mesalliance." "I don't want to succeed to it." "But it will be your duty to do so if called upon. Rulws may not shirk th«ir responsibilities) any more than other people." "And supposing I were not called upon, would you marry me, then?" "Yes." "And don't you think that anything which lessened my chances of becoming king, as you say marriage with you would do, would increase my chances of being allowed to live?" Rose hesitated. There was something in this view. "I don't know. Perhaps it would," she admitted. "Well, then, do the very best thing you can for my safety, and 1st me get K. license for our wedding imaa- dlately." He pressed her so hard, and there was so evidently nome sense in his arguments, that at last Rose, without giving him a decided answer in the affirmative, had given him enough encouragement to justify him in assuring her that he should get the license on the following day. And so the night wore' away into the morning, and the grey dawn found Mrs. Thomson still asleep, Siegfried radiant with new hope, but Rose heavy-hearted, and full of the gloomiest forebodings. Mr, Silchester came down to breakfast in good spirits, but most anxious to leave early. It was no use for him to go on to Liverpool now, he said; he must just make the best of his way back to London. Would Madam Revel be guod enough to see him off to the station? He had something important to consult her about, something relating to her charge. Rose felt bound to go. In the fly, on the way to the station, Mr. Si,Chester made a great many inquiries concerning the young man's state of mind in reference to his political prospects. Rose said that his mind seemed to be blank on the subject; his great wish seemed to be to lead a peaceful and retired life. "Such as he has been leading here with you?" said Mr. Silchescer, fixing on her a gaze of piercing, curious inquiry, which made her blush and drop her eyes. They had now reached the station, a junction just outside Scarborough, where the express stopped to pick up passengers for Malton and York. The train was just coming in. Mr. Silchester took his place in an empty first-class compartment, and left the door open while he talked to Rose, who was on the platform close to the carriage. "They won't be starting for five minutes yet," he said, looking at his watch. "Take a seat for a moment; I want to have one point settled." Rp?e hesitajed a. mojtnent; .but. aa there was plenty b'f time; a'rid sae was Anxious to hear whatever he had to say about Siegfried, she stepped inside, not contemplating the possibility of his boldly daring to run away with her. That, however, was his intention. No sooner was she seated than he at once broke into a subject so interesting that all her thoughts were at once absorbed by it. "I know," he began, "that Siegfried is in love with you: more than that, he wants to marry you." Rose absolutely trembled; for there was something in the steely brightness of this man's eyes, as he bent forward and fixed them full upon hers, absolutely mesmeric, and impossible to escape from. She scarcely noticed (he closing of the carriage door, but sat there spell-bound, admitting with stammering tongue that she knew of Siegfried's love, but adding that she had told him that the difference between his rank and hers was too great for happy marriage. While she was speaking, she suddenly became conscious that the train was in motion. She started up and put her hand upon the dcor. The window was up, and .Mr. Silcaester quietly prevented her lowering it. o late," he said very calmly as ie pointed out to her the fact that they had passed the- platform. "You will h?.ve to go as far as Malton; the train does not stop till then." "Let me get to the communicator, then, she said sharply, still trying to open the window. "I can't let you do that; it would be too frivolous," said her companion, smiling. "It's not much more than a twenty minutes' run." Rose turned upon him quickly. "You did this on purpose," she said, scarcely above her breath. "Well, and what if I did?" said he, with the same persistent smile. "Can you blame me if I got by stratagem a tew minutes more of that delightful society you dole out so sparingly to me?" She drew a long breath of amazement at his audacity. "The fact Is," he went on suavely, "that you and your interesting charge tad to be separated by force, as I saw It would be impossible to accomplish It by persuasion." Kose's race became in a moment con* YUlsed with agony. She understood She was too faithful a protector, so she had to be got out of the way. "Siegfried!" she gasped out. "What are you going to do with him?" "Nothing but what is for his good, I assure TOU, madam." But Rose, now feeling that hope waa past, poured out her passionate indignation without check. "His good! His good!" she cried scornfully, bitterly. "Was it for his good you tried to murder him last night, as you murdered his father? Was it for his good you trusted him to me when you thought I hated him. and you take him away now that you know that I love him and watch over him? What are these, evil orders that you are carrying out against the most harmless creature that ever lived? Who has sent you? Who are you?" Mr. Silchester remained unmoved alike by her accusations and her emotion. "Who am I?" he repeated gently. "I am Charles Silchester, a hard-working solicitor. If you want to know anything more about me I am afraid I must be discourteous enough to remind you that you first introduced yourself to me under pretences the falsity of which I only discovered yesterday morning. In revenge, I retain the right to let you know no more about myself than I choose to tell, madam." "I shall find out the rest for myself," eaid Rose firmly. "And whoever your masters may be, I shall not rest until I have brought you to justice." "There is nothinsr I shou'id like better," said Mr. Silchester politely, "i will not insult you, madam, by say- Ing I have a great regard for you, because I never have any regard for ' those who interfere with my plans; hut I will do you the justice to say that you have interfered with mine a good deal, and that you are quite the most dangerous woman I have ever met, and therefore the one most worthy of respect." Rose was silent. She knew that argument and entreaty were alike thrown away on this man, and devoted herself rather to devising a plan of action for herself in case, as she expected, she should find on her return home that some harm had happened to Siegfried. Only one question more she put to Mr. Silchester before the train reached Malton. "Why," she asked, "do you object to the idea the prince has conceived o: marrying me, since it would tend to make him ineligible as a candidate for the throne of Sergania?" "Perhaps no candidates, ineligible or otherwise, are wanted," answered he briefly. She said no more until the train drew into Malton station, where she jumped out, saying simply: "Good- morning." The last she saw of her unwelcome companion was a glimpse of a bowing figure on the platform at the door of the carriage, apologizing for the fact that his train was going on immediately, so that he could not eee her started on her return journey. [TO BE CONTINUED.) IDEAL FURXISHB'G. SHOWN IN FASHIONABLE DINING • ROOMS AND BEDROOMS. ial* of a.n Inexpensive, "Well Regulated Boom Devoted to Good Cheer. The Sleeping Apartment Marked by Health, Comfort, Brightness and Beautj. The decorations and furnishing of a dining room are done at present on brnad, handsome lines us befits the importance of this room. There are no dingy tunes in draperies and wall hang- ETIQUETTE OF TODAY. Cross Drilling Grain. The idea of some farmers that cross drilling grain, so that the seed grains should not lie so close together and crowd ca;ch other when growing, does not work well in • practice. It is true that cross drilling does leave the grain plants more scattering, and especially with fall sown grain. We sowed some wheat once, cross drilling it, but the nest spring the rows only showed one way, and that from the last drilling. The ridge thrown up when rhe drill ran across the lirsc rows covered the grain so deeply that it sent up a long tender spire through the soil, which was snapped by the next winter's freezing and thawing.—American Cultivator. Lifting a Beef or Hoe- A tripod for lifting a carcass, with the poles l(j feet long, illustrated in The Bural Kew Yorker, is operated as follows: Bore the holes to let the poles spread ten feet apart at the base. To set up for use, dig three holes in the ground six inches deep, so that the tripod will DEVICK KOI: LIFTING A CARCASS. stand six or seven feet high when set in the holes as shown in the figure. When slaughtering, fasten the beef to the tripod, have a rope from the br.se of the single pole to reach out between the other two poles and hitch on a team to draw the pole in toward the other two. So doing will raise the beef as high as desired. Here »t,d There. Alfalfa has proved a source of profit not only in California, but other states capable of irrigation. The sugar beet industry is taking on large proportions in California. The valley of the Kansas river for 20 miles west of Kansas City is pronounced to be the best in the world for potato production. An Orange Jcdd Farmer correspondent writes: "A few years ago it was not thought possible to grow clover in Minnesota, but now it can be produced in that state and northern Wisconsin. Seed from that section commands a higher price than from any other state in the Union.'' The Iowa Homestead says. Nitrogenous feeding during the growing period, MODELS DIMXC ROOM. ings, but rich, beautiful colorings; no unnecessary furniture, but an air of space, which cannot possibly be attained f the room is crowded with pieces which are not in the least requisite, such as bookcases, writing tables and sofas. It cannot serve the double pnr- 3ose of dining room and sitting- room qually well, though in houses of contracted dimensions there is sometimes an attempt to do so. Hard wood panelings are delightful for the walls; also painted pine may he used with exceedingly good effect and is especially to be recommended for a country house. A very effective, simple room can be carried out in the following fashion : A paneled pine dado, about four feet in height, painted ivory, with the walls above covered with a finely designed paper in a peculiarly soft shade of red, which gives almost the effect of a silk fabric. The ceiling should be enriched with a. bold leather paper design. If the windows are recessed, so much the better, as they will permit a many paned casement with rich stained glass in the upper panels, the space below being utilized for window seats. The hardwood or stained floor should be covered partially with a square of carpeting in red and dark green, and the window draperies should repeat these colors in a silk and wool tapestry, or, better scill, in embroidered arid a plique curtains, worked in the desig and colorings of the walls, which wil give a broader and more decorative eJ feet. For the furniture there should b sought high backed chairs in mabogun; or old oak effects (faithful copies c some good old design) covered with re- stamped leather, an octagonal table an a sideboard made in proportion to th room, neither too large nor too small Bcyoud these things a serving table which should be narrow and oblon with handsome moldings, is all that i essential to complete an orthodox, iuex peusivc dining room. The ideal bedroom is undoubtedly that which is light and pleasant, wit soft toned hangings, unobtrusive, prettj wall paper and sufficient furniture to I BEDROOM WITH FITTED FURN1TCRE. give every necessary comfort while leaving plenty of space in which to move about. Everything is done to make it wealthy and cheerful, with every com- 'ort the most exacting could wish. Many bedrooms are furnished with itted furniture, which is by far the most tasteful arrangement, turning awkward nooks and corners to artistic a: well as useful account, and at the same ;ime sensibly increasing the conven- .ence of the room. The bed, dressing table, washstand, wardrobe, writing iable, fireplace and bookshelves are all Itted in such a way that a part of one )iece often goes to form part of another, Thile the center of the floor is left per- ectly free. A walnut or cherry suit of this description makes an elegant room, while in quite a different style pine painted whire, with com position mounted panels, produces a charming result. Fashion Echoes. Fancy designs in brooches come and go, bet diamond crescents, stars, bowknots, horseshoes and flower-de-luce always please. French women have discovered that white veils best conceal the defects in the complexion, so they don them early in the morning now. There is a fad for the clover leaf jewelry. It is out in both gold and silver mountings and is represeured in scarf- pins, brooches, charms and buckles. The wavy puffed locks of the fashionable coiffure are held in place by three or four combs, joined together by tiny gold chains and having tops more or less ornamented. The demand for decorative hatpins is together with muscle making exercise | met with an infinite variety of fancy and a corn finish, •when growth is at- designs which employ in their tained, are the lines along which bacon making should be Attempted. ment colored enamels and semiprecious rtoces of pleasing hues. fates Laid Down For the Observance of Engaged People. The amount of chaperonage required by an engaged couple depends in a great measure upon the length of the engagement. If the time between the announcement of the aff;iir and the mar- riogp. is a very short one. strict rules do not greatly relax. Should it continue for a long period the fiances are allowed to settle down into a kind of jog trot intimacy, habit accustoming people to see them about everywhere together, and no remark is made about it. They visit each other's relatives and are allowed to eiijov each other's society without the restrictions which would still be in force were the engagement a matter of days or wi 5 eks rather than of mouths. At any public place of amusement, of course, the presence of a chaperon is a necessity, but the engaged couple may walk or ride or cycle together, he may constant^- he at her parents' house, and they may see each other without interruption. When they dine ar. the same house, they are sout into dinner together, and they may dance together at a ball as often as they like. There is a certain consideration for others necessary to the engaged ;iud rco often overlooked by them as one of their duties. To dance exclusively together and to sit out in corners when they should he contributing to the general entertainment is in very bad taste. Aimhiug that renders an engaged couple conspicuous or forces their sentiments toward each other under the eyes of the general public should be carefully avoided. As soon as the parents of the girl have given their consent to an engagement the fiance should at once make his own relatives aware of the fact, and the next step is theirs. If they are near enough to do so, they should at once call on the bride elect and her people, offering their congratulations and welcoming her.into their family. Should they live at a distance, they should lose 110 time in writing to the same effect, and as soon as possible they should invite her to come and make them a visit. She must answer their letters with equal cordiality and, together with her parents, return their call. After the engagement has thus bt-'c-n ratified by both sides there should be as little delay as possible in announcing it- to the connections and friends of both sides. The girl's mother takes the first step in these matters. Au announcement in the papers tells the general public of the event. During the engagement a certain amount of tact is often needed to steer a fair course between the claims of the families on each side. Wise parents will recognize the fact that it is the bride elect and her people who come first under these circumstances and who have a right to expect the first consideration. All arrangements are theirs to make by rights, and it is only natural that the bridegroom's people, though courtesy is due to them, should occupy somewhat of a position in the background at this particular time. To object to what is usual would be very absurd and injudicious. When the wedding arrangements are being made, the bridegroom's people should be the first to bo made acquainted with them. Tbo bride elect should ask his sisters, or failing those his cousins, to act as bridesmaids with her own sisters or girl friends, and all his relatives should be made to feel that they are the chief guests of the occasion. They should be informed of arrangements and consulted on any minor points in which their taste or preference may have a voice. These little details are trifles ia themselves, but show courtesy of feeling and are likely to have a good effect in cementing the relations between both families. BABY'S SKIN In all tht world :h<-re is no other treatmenr •o pure, so sweet, so >\fe. so siieotfv, ior pix- •erviug, ittiriiyiug. and beautifying t::e.sk:n. icalp, and hair, aiitl cnulk-.itinc" every in-,I Bior, as warm bailn wi:h Ci'TU'i:u.\. So.ir and gentle .Miointiiiirs vi:l> CI'TKTHA i.uiiu- nient), ihe grf.it skm cure. IB »o!d Ihr^nchout ihr C-iltr.. 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