By Cyril K.Twyford
They were sitting In chairs hidden
• away among the palms and flowers on
I the roof of the houseboat Sunshine. A
| silver moon topped the pine-clad hills
! above Wargrave.
The hush of the bright July night
• was broken only by a rich baritone
voice singing a Southern love song to
a banjo accompaniment on one of the
From the room below there came
every now and then the Jarring sound
of “No trumps.” “May I play?” “Hav
The girl turned to her companion.
“I really believe that when mama dies
she will turn Into a bridge marker.”
The man gave a short laugh. “Yes,
it's almost sacrilege to piny bridge on
a night like this. Tn such a night
Medea gathered the enchanted
“Oh, Bob. don’t get poetical; beside*,
I hate Kipling/*
“I can’t help being poetical, and I
was quoting Shakespeare, not Kipllug,”
“Oh, well, It doe* not matter, they
are so much alike. But seriously. Bob,
I don’t think mama hns an Idea In life
beyond bridge and getting me married.”
“H’m, I suppose not,” be answered,
obviously thinking of something else.
Silence followed and the man began
The girl turned to him. “Bob, dear,
please spare me the trouble of saying
I will be a sister to you.”
“Why, what do you mean?” he asked.
“Well, you *ee I kuow the symptoms.
When you are going to propose you
take your handkerchief out of your
pocket, put It back with the utmost
care, then And your cigarette case ami
suddenly remember that you can not
decently ask permission to smoke while
“Oh, come, Madge, you're a bit hard
on a fellow.”
“Do you know,” she continued, “that
if 1 bad not stopped you this would
have been the seventeenth time thut
you have proposed to me?”
“Why won’t you marry me?”
“Really,, L don’t see why I should.”
“But surely I’m os good as most
other fellows?" ^—
“That’s Juot it You are exactly like
other follows.’ There Is nothing to dis
tinguish any of you except your waist
“That’s rather cruel,” he observed.
| “Because It’s true?” she said,
i “But what on earth do you want inc
to do?” he asked. “You say I ougli
to be different Well, if it will pious*
you I will put on a frock coat and silk
hat to-morrow and puut you down to
Henley In* a canoe.”
“Don’t be flippant,” the gfrl re
marked, half laughing, half annoyed.
“Look here,” he said, “what d<> you
really want me to do? I have dabbled
In most thing* and”
“Dabbled! That’s It,” she cried.
“You read for the bar; you stand for
Parliament; the war breaks out and
you electrify every one by enlisting
and going to the front—for six mouths.
You write half a play—you—you—oh,
you Just dabble. Bob. There’s nothing
determined or permanent about you.”
Then, laughingly she continued, “No, I
really don’t see why I should marry
yon, and, as mania says. Lord Daven-
try Is n much better match.”
“What!” he exclaimed. “You don’t
seriously mean to tell me that you are
going to marry that young ass, Daveii-
“I fall to see why I shouldn’t.” she
answered, concealing lier amusement.
“You are much alike” (here she nearly
laughed outright “and he has the ad
vantage of being a vNcount and a
future earl, while you aro merely Mr.
“Ye*; but you enn not be In earnest
about marrying him. You shall not
marry him. I say you shan’t,” he
clalm*d, and getting up, begau to puce
“Be careful, Bob,” she answered.
“You are going Just the right way to
work to mako mo want to marry him.”
“Look here,” be said, coming back
and «tandlng In front of her, “at tho
risk of becoming tedious I have to re
peat, Miss Hcathniere, that you shall
never marry Daventry.”
- Looking up at him the girl suddenly
realized that sbo loved him. It bad
needed Just this touch of masterfulness
on his part to bring the long-suspected
fact clearly before her.
“Lord Daventry hna Invited mama
and me to tea at Ranelagh on Tuesday
next lie is going to drive us down In
his new car.”
“Well, of course you will not go
now,” he remarked.
“Why not, pray?” ehe asked.
“Becauie I don’t want you to,
Madge; really I don’t”
“Just now when mama nobly an
nounced her Intention of sacrificing a
whole afternoon’s bridge to my inter
est* I said I would not go, but now
since you forbid It Master Bob, I most
“Please, Madge—as the first favor
that I have ever asked—I beg of you
not to go. Let me drive you and your
mother down.” w .
“Don’t be absurd. Of course I shall
go with Lord Daventry.” she answered.
“Very well, then I shall stop it”
“How, pray?” _ .
“That will be as I may think fit But
be certain of one thing. Miss Fieath-
tnere, that you shall drive down to
Ranelagh with me and not with Da-
▼entry, and you shall take tea with
ae and not with Daventry.”
On the following day the week-end
bouts party broke up. and Bob Lang
ley traveled buck to town with mother
and daughter, much to the former a an
Mrs. Heathmere sat In one comer
of tbs carriage and wondered why she
bad lost that last rubber and inci
dentally why people who were not
wanted could never take a bint when
they were given one. It vvas * well
known f»ct that Langley had ten tho^
...< a y Ca r bat then Daventry had a* i
much and a title as well. Yea, aha
must snub Langley well.
The other two talked commonplace*
In n desultory sort of way, neither re.
fcrrlng to their conversation of the pro*
As Langley handed them Into their
carriage at Paddington he mads a seem
ingly pointless remark. “By th* way,
I don’t kuow if I told you that Reggie
Daventry can not drive hi* own motor.
I think he Is afraid of It.” Then bow
ing he hastened away.
• • • •
Lord Daventry sat up In bed and
began his breakfast. lie was feeling
pleased with life. Things were going
right Ills supper party the night be
fore at the Savoy had been successful,
bis epigrams more brilliant than usual
moreover, his new pink silk dress
wa Is (coast had created quits a sens*
tion even among chosen companions
who were more or less aocustomsd to
bask in the sunshine of his genius.
Even the coming of his man Jackson
with a blank sheet of paper In his hand
failed to upset his good humor.
“What! no epigrams again this morn
ing?” he exclaimed. “Why, you only
had three for me yesterday.”
“Very sorry, milord,” said Jackson,
“I have been turning out on an aver*
age six epigrams a day for your lord-
ship for the last two years, and I am
beginning to ‘dry up,’ if you will pardon
“Jackson, It Is absolutely necessary
that I should make epigrams.”
“I know, milord. The only thing I
can think of this morning Is that your
lordship might bring In a travesty of a
proverb such as 'Where there’* a will
“That’s not up to your usual form,
Jackson, and besides It is mors or Ism
a pun, and you know I hate puns.'
‘ I am afraid It’s the beat 1 can do
this morning, milord.”
“Well, never mind. Telephone to ths
stables that I shall wont the car at the
•lub about 3:30. I am going down to
“Will your lordship drive yoursolf?”
“You kuow very well that I never
thought, perhaps, after
month’s lessons your lordship bus
“That will do, Jackson. Telephone.”
It was a sore point with Daventry
that although he possessed one of the
largest cars In town and a motor coat
which would have aroused the envy of
a rhinoceros ho had never yet had the
courage to drive himself.
lie rose leisurely, dressed with the
utmost care and lunched at his club.
At 3:30 his car was announced. He
got Into Ids enormous motor coat put
on his goggles, and told the chauffeur
to go to ii(»7 Brook streot
The car shot forward, darted in and
out of the traffic, and after whizzing
round the corner Jnto Brook street at
a pace that made his lordship clutch at
the side of his scut, pulled up at 267
with a Jerk.
“What the devil aro you up to?
Haven’t I told you over and over again
that I will not be driven at that beast
The chauffeur remained silent
“Why don’t you speak, man?”
“Because, milord, I have a very bad
cold and have lost my voice,” replied
the chauffeur In a boars* whisper.
“Oh, ull right then. Get out *nd
Mrs. and Miss Heathmere promptly
appea.-ed, and ns the latter came out
In her dainty motor suit he thought
be had never seen such a charming pic
ture. She hesitated, looking up and
ilown the street, though ahe hardly
knew what she expected to eee. Bob
Langley's words were ringing In her
head. “You shall drive down to Rnne-
high with me ami not with Daventry.
You shall take tea with me and not
with Daventry,” and though she had
not confessed it to herself she had half
hoped thut bo would succeed In making
good bis words. Greeting their boet
they entered the ear.
“Ranelagh,” his lordship said, and
with a Jerk the huge machln* started
again. They tore down Brook street,
shot across Park lane and flatbed round
Into the park.
“Drive slower!” screamed hi* lord
control” panted the chauffeur, as the
car dashed along.
“Put the brake* on!” yelled hi* lord-
“I’m trying. They won’t act”
Just as they were nearing 8hepberd’a
Bush the brake* seemed suddenly to
“I think I can hold her while you get
out,” shouted the chauffeur.
Shaking with fright, Daventry
Jumped from the car, handed Mrs.
Heathmere out, and was Just turnlug to
help her daughter when with a crash
the car broke away and vanished in
a cloud of dust
Mrs. Heathmere screamed and drop
ped In the middle of the ro*(L
“What has happened?” she walled.
“Oh. why did you make me risk th*
life of my only child in your terrible
machine? What will happen to her?
Oh. do you think that she will hive «
“Pin afraid It has got out of control
again,” begau his lordship feebly.
“Why could not the d—d Idiot hold the
Infernal thing another minute?”
“Why don’t you do something,** she
cried, “instead of standing there and
By this time a crowd bad collected
anxious to know what had happened.
“I think we had bitter take the Tub#
back and inform the police,” remarked
bin lordship dolefully. “I don’t see
what else we can do.” And so saying
he seized the unfortunate Mrs. Heath-
more and bundled her Into the itulfy
After a mlnuto or two the pace had acre a* syrup, and th* latter ooold be
become eomewbat slower, and the' made still more profitable by replacing
chauffeur seemed able to steer with its manufacture by th* usual crude
(method* with the improved mill, aftgr
Just as she was going to ask him if the style of the creamery and custom
‘ ack and find the flouring mill in tha North.
The farm mill With Insufficient ap
paratus gets hardly mors than half the
he ceild not turn bi
other* the car gevo a sudden swerve
and pulled up—Inaide tbs gates of
The chauffeur calmly got down and
handed her sat. Taking off his cap
and mask he cooiy remarked:
“I tare you dee warning that Daren*
try should not drlre you down bore to
“Bob!” she exclaimed. Then, end-
denly remembering how Indignant ahe
ought to be, ahe turned to him. "Bow
dare youl Thla la nothing more nor
loei than a gross piece ot Impertinence.
Nerer speak to me again. Mama will—
Oh, it's disgraceful! Drive tuo bock at
“Where tor he Mked.
"Where you left mama, of course.”
“My detr girl, you don’t Imagine
that your respected parent Is still sit
ting In the middle of the road st
Shepherd’s Bush walling for s runaway
motor to cams beck and pick her up."
“I don’t belfera the motor ever did
run away," she remarked.
“Of course It didn’t,” be observed.
And I tblnk wo had better btve soma
“I sbsll do no such thing. Besides,
It wonld not be proper wltb you slone, r '
“Oh, yes ysu will,” he answered,
“and It will be quite proper, as we are
“What do you moan, Bob? After
yonr disgraceful behavior do you tblnk
For answer be took ber in bis arms
and kissed ber.
A quarter of an hour sfter wban tbey
were sipping tbslr tea on tbe lawn ahe
asked: "IIow did you manage to
change places with tbe chauffeur?"
“Oh, a ten-pound note and a promise
to take him on If he got discharged did
the trick," be answered.
SUGARS AND STROPS.
JVE PAY 9130,000,000 A YEAR
FOR SUGAR MADE ABROAD.
Millions of Acres Adapted to Cane
and Beets In th. South and West.
The Maple Sugar Industry.
Sugar la the only Important farm
product which the United State* Im
ports, notwithstanding tho fnct that
It can be profitably produced here from
both cane and beets. We use more than
2,000,000 tons of sugar annually, or
one-fifth of tho entire product of the
world, and of this we produce only
It la estimated by the Department of
Agsleulturc that not less than 140,000
square miles of country In tho Gulf
and South Atlantic Slates will grow
good sugar canes a region sufficient to
make all tbe sugar wc nerd.
Cotton, a product of the States In
question, Is our largest agricultural ex
port. and excepting it no two other
aplca exported by us equal tho value
ot the sugar Imported. All tbe live
jolco, and still tbe farmer realises tnm
ITS to $150 «n acre, doable tbe amount
To set tbs psos for tbe Southern
syrup ynaker, tbs Dnwrtment of Agri
culture bts established an sxperlmsntel
mill at Wayeross, Gt., where e a
of high market quality and anil
color and grade |a being manufactured.
Dr. Wiley favors the dark colored
syrup for tbe reason tbit It. contains
more caramel and flavor than the light
varieties. Artificial makes of syrup
aro usually light and while perhaps
not Injurious, tbey lack ths Savor and
tons of the real article.
Diversity Is making gains In the
agricultural methods of tbe South as it
is In tbe North sud West, sod when
this Improved system becomes an as-
tabllshed fact In our Southern States
a prosperity unknown elnce early days
will take hold of the country.
Experiments ere being made In va
rious parts of the South to utillss tbs
CRUDR SUGAR CANS PRESS.
bagasse, or waste, tram osue mills,
using It ss an absorbent to make ths
molasses available as dry stock feed.
Commenting on these experiments the
Agricultural Department recently pre
dicted that tho time will come when
tbe manufacture of stock feeds contain
ing molssaos will be a great industry.
Tbe belief Is expressed tbat tbe sugar
cans world will find In molasses fesdfor
live stock a by-product of sugar manu
facture as essential to its aucceaa ss
is the feeding of aattle and borats to
tbo manufacturing dlatlllcrlea tn tbe
Northwoat Ono of tbe large sugar re
finer lea in Brooklyn, N. T.,baa been mix
ing tnolawes with the feed for Its truck
boraca, tnd finds It not only imecoaaful
but also about SS per cent cheeper
than onts and bay, when properly pro
pared, tbo molascult, as tbe bagasse
compound has been termed, carries
wltb It an acceptable flaror to stock
and It hns ths additional valuo of Im
proving tbe flavor of any other food
with which It Is mixed.
Tbe maple tree now furnishes but a
small per sent of tbe commercial maple
stock exported dose not represent one
belt tbe value of tbe sugar brought la
every year from foreign lands.
Our Southern States alone could pro-
does all our sugar, to say nothing of
tbs sugar possible from beets In tbe
North and West Tbe sugar from tbs
crop of 1004 amounted to 909,733
or 131,000 tons las* than tbe cane
eager produced la Louisiana alone. Ex
tend tbe sugar product as a dlrtrelfled
crop to other Southern State* and w*
have achieved one more agricultural
Dr. II. W, Wiley, Cbsmlst of tbs De
partment ot Agriculture, wbo has eg-
taustlvely Investigated the eager sud
syrup possibilities of tbe Southern
States, say* tbat tbe people of this
country are singularly 111 informed con
cerning the household value of a pure
article of cans syrup; bo always keeps
OLD FASHIONED SYRUP BOILING,
and sugar. While tbe demand
these oomtnodltlss bos con-
'n the meantime the car had con
tinued Its mad career. Miss Hesth-
mere, after she had recovered from tbe
Bret shock, resigned herself to ber fate.
STANDING AND CUT SUGAR CANS.
a supply In bis own home, but doubts
very much whether any considerable
number of consumers In tho Northern
States have ever tasted the pure article.
All Southorn cane Byrun Is mixed
with other Ingredients by tbe dis
tributors. or Is made outright from
soger end glucose. Sugar does not as
yet In some sections pay as much per
stantly Increased, tbe output front
maple tree* bts decreased during the
lest twenty years. Tbe trade bu been
•applied only by radically adulterating
tbs pure goods, or by manufacturing •
product entirely from foreign material*.
It la conaerratlvely estimated that
seven-eighth* of what It sold ss maple
syrup and sugar Is • spurious article.
Tbe fault dost not Ho wltb tbe pro
ducers, those wbo tap tbe trees sod re
duce the Mp to syrup and sugar, but
wltb tbe detiers, and so-called refiners,
wbo buy tbs real artlele end mix and
adulterate It In ways moat profitably
for themselves. Tbe moat common sub
stitutes need In the adulteration ore
other sugar* and glucose wltb flavor
Inge of vanilla or extracts from corn
oobs and stalks. Formerly there was
s good deal of maple sugar produced In
the Boutb, but now Vermont. New
York end Ohio ere tbe largest pro
ducers. Attempts bare bean made In
tbe Wait to produce sugar from sor
ghum cane, but tbe syrup can not be
successfully granulated, end so far ths
manufacture has been limited to ths
making of molassea for local as*.
4 GIANT BRIDGE.
Clear Span of Third of Mile.
The Bt Lawroaco la aeon to be
bridged et Quebec with a bridge hiv
ing a span of 1,809 feet, being the
largest span In the world, eaceedlng
tbe Firth bridge In Scotland, with its
1.710 feet, and that of tbe Brooklyn
bridge, wltb 1.080 feet. Tbe weight of
the new bridge will be about 88,000
tons and Ita total length 8.000 feet H
Is loo feet above the highest tide and
carrlea a double track railroad, a
doable track trolley, a highway and
two sidewalk* Of course, an Ameri
can bridge-building concern Is to
build the structure, which Is to be com
pleted tn about two year*
(Make the trial yourself—leave offi /
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Poitum it a sure rebullder and when you cut out tho
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Vhcalth, for the aches and alls begin to leave.
Vv Vou may THINK you know, hut you don't^
\ until after the trial. Remember
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