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J2LEMMETT CAMPBELL HALL
A Novelized Version of the Motion
• Picture Drama of the Same Name
LUBIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Meanwhile he set himself to the task
of fixing In Betty's mind the idea that,
while he would otherwise be rejoiced
at her tearing him. Cecil would
for the sake of her fortune make des
perate efforts to find her and drag her
hack to lead the humiliating existence
of a despised and hidden wife.
"No: he wouldn't waut me back
There would be no need." Betty said
dally. "1 left for him all he wanted of
me—the 'Uolden Hope." "
It reqalred all his gambler's training
to keep fhe panic, fury aud greed
"Never you mind, Betty," he said sooth
which suddenly swept through Cars,
from being mirrored in his face ai >
souudiug in his mice. Bettj. sittiii.
with bowed bead. did nut observe tli
struggle or the p:i us+> in-fore lie said ii.
it a easy milliner:
"Left liim tile "HojifV' What do you
Tlie girl did not raise her eyes
"I left it for htm." she responded,
"because I loved him. I gave it to him
J left a deed of gift and an order to
the bank I didn't want it—what would
a fortune do for nie. since it did not
secure the only thing in all the world I
It was a frightful blow to Curson to
learn that, instead of being a million
airess, Betty had made herself pennt
The mind of the most successful con
fidence man in Nevada worked swiftly
and in an instant was engaged in re
arranging ills plans.
No longer valuable for herself. Betty
might still be wcrtli much for what
she would bring.
Lord Cecil lov-e4 her devotedly and
would strip himself of his wealth in
order to regain her.
Obviously, therefore, the thing to do
was to get. to a remote and safe place
and hold Betty for ransom. Meanwhile
she must be duped into believing that
secrecy and flight were necessary. Mr.
Carson assumed, a sympathetic man
"Never you mind. Betty." he said
soothingly. -Old Monte always has
stood by you, and he won't quit you
now. We got to be mighty careful,
though, and slip out of this country
first chance we get. Von wouldn't want
him to make you go bad; and live at
Oroftlaigh. knowin' how he feels about
you, would you. now?"
"I would riuther die!" the girl cried ,
" 'Course yon would—any girl with a
mite o' prid« would!" Mr. Carson
agreed. "But,"' he added, "this here
Lord Cecil, the way I figure it would
rather have you there—keep you hid
down in the country while he gala- !
vants all around—than have folks ask ,
where is his wife and he not be able to |
say. Sure as a gun's iron, hell try to !
find you and make you go back, and j
now that you know all about the way i
he carries on. he won't take the trou I
We to hide it like he done before."
She looked at h>ra with miserable ;
"Then lie mustn't find me, Monte."
she said mi.-wftMy. "I couldn't, 1 !
couldn't stand it to have him look at
me and feel that he despised me!"
"That'll be all right, then." Mr. Car- j
sou told her. with inward satisfaction J
and outward sympathy. "I won't let '
him find you. if you just stay bore in
your room till I get things fixed for us
to slip away. You better get rid of j
Wbern clothes—there might be a de- |
Ucription nut. Give em to the maid.
J'll buy you a suit that'll stand travel
V"All right. Monte." Betty responded
4 • • • • • •
days dragged miserably along
at proftlaigh. with no word of the |
vanished mistress, though Cecil had j
Increased to £5.000 the rewnrd offered
for information as to her whereabouts,
ond f.here was no reasonable doubt
that sK>e "'as still in England. As Car
sou hid surmised, every passenger
steamer, sailing from the kingdom had
81owly\ the horrible thought that she'
might be dead began to force Itself
upon Cecil, leaving him pallid with si
lent agony. As he sat thus, waiting
for the news that did uot come, a sud
den commotion outside the house caus
ed him to spring to his feet, every
nerve tense. An Instant later there
burst into the room an aged woman
whom he recognized as the holder of
one of the ancient cottages of his es
tate, and who cast at his feet the
bundle of unthreshed groin which she
carried and fell upon her knees.
"Succor, lord; The sword of Swarth
more is Croftlaigh's shield!" she cried,
and instinctively, as had done his fa
thers for 600 years, the eighteenth
Earl, of Swarthmore place Ills hand
npon her head and responded as they
had done to the feudal appeal:
"Swarthniore shields! In seed, tn
stalk, in ear and sheaf, the Croftlaieh
corn is mine to keep. Speak on."
It was a commonplace tale, to tell
which the old woinau had invoked the
ancient right of Croftlnigb's people to
instant speech with their overlord-
Meg. the old woman's daughter, had
been stolen away
Lured nnd coaxed by an artful
stranger, she had jilted Ned Alwine. a
Oroftlaigh man and Cecil's chauffeur,
and had promised to run away, but at
the last moment her fears and con
science- hml triumphed, and she had
refused Then the stranger and an
other had seized upon her, by force
had dragged her, struggling and cry
ing. to the waiting motorcar and sped
Cecil recalled the girl—sweet and
fair as a bawthorne bud. with the
clean heart and gentle ways of the
maidens who glean in the Westmore
land fields. His eyes blazed with sud
"By force they took her?" he de
"1 swear it. ray lord! The child
fought and cried to me—and I eould
not save her! The west road they
went, my lord!"
Cecil turned away sharply.
"The motor at once!" he ordered, and
James, who had not dared prevent the
entrance of one bearing the symbol of
the unthreshed grain, but who had
hovered uneasily in the background,
hurried to transmit the order.
"Be comforted The maid shall come
back to you unharmed." I.ord Cecil
said and strode out. leaving the old
woman muttering blessings.
For the time being Cecil's own sor
rows were forgotten The traditions
tind instincts handed down through Me
ages had cast their commands upon
him—to abandon all else until be had
rendered the protection demanded of
j his lordship, though the one in peril
' might be the meanest of his vassals.
Not five minutes had elapsed before
Lord Cecil's motor was roaring along
the road toward the coast with white
faced Ned Alwine gripping the wheel.
Mile after mile the chase continued
without the quarry being once sighted,
but at each village and hamlet Cecil
was told that a speeding car had pre
ceded him by a quarter hour, by ten
minntes. by Ave minutes. Fast as the
fugitives were moving, they were being
In Keuswick an outraged constable
pointed to the dust that hung in the
air. and by Derwentwater the machine
was in sight and evidently aware that
it was being pursued, for its speed wag
Slowly, however, the distance be
tween the racing ears was cut down
until not more than fifty yards inter
Suddenly one of the occupants of the
leading machine rose, knelt upon the
seat and rapidly emptied a revolver.
Cecil eould hear the bullets hum
ming alxive bis head. U-ik\
91 ' : I
•• - •
"Ayo, I'll take thee home, latsia, and
God be thanked thee'a saved to mol"
HARRISBCTRO STAR-INDEPENDENT, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1914.
however, was not high. but found its
mark, and the speeding machine yawed
wildly us the tire exploded.
A yell of triumph cuvne back as the
fleeing car disn|i|>eurcd over the next
Ue.spite tile delay necessary to change
the tire, the pursuit remained a hot
one, though the quarry was not again
sighted until tiie suburbs of Whiteha
ven were reached and speed was re
duced to the legal requirements, the
abductors not daring to risk attracting
tile attention of the police and perhaps
thinking l»rd Cecil lia<i not laeen able
to make up the time lost
Befote the latter could close up they
were hi tile heavy traffic of the city, t
and it was only possible to keep llio,
fugitives In sight
At length the chase drew Into the,
squalid region near the water front. I
aud Cecil turned a corner just in tune j
to see the fonu of a girl lifted from j
the machine and borne quickly into a I
small aud repellent hotel by the uian j
who had used ills revolver, the car it
self moving swiftly away.
followed by Ned Alwiue. Cecil dash-1
ed into the forbidding house unoppos
ed and, following the sound ot stum- j
bling footsteps, climbed to the fiecoud '
story, gaining the head of the stair [
quickly enough to note the room into 1
which the girl they sought was car-i
As they hurst open the door the nb-j
ductor crashed through the window in i
frantic determination to escape. The j
girl Meg lay where she had t>een drop
ped upon tiie floor.
"Take her up and carry her to the
car," Cecil ordered, aud sprang to the j
window, which looked directly upon
The abductor, had disappeared, hut!
Cecil caught his breath chokingly as I
his eyes fell upon another ligure. Bet
ty was just seating herself in a shabby I
motorbont. iijto which Carson also was j
"Betty!" Cecil cried wildly, and for
an instant the girl raised uer eyes to
i bis. then quickly turned her head
j Carson, with a startled oath, spoke
j sharply to his ruffianly pilot, and the
| next instant the motorbont shot away
| from the shore.
I Cecil was half out of the window
j before Ned Alwine's restraining grasp
fell upon him
"Don't, m'lud." the man implored;
| "it is too 'igli. Take the stair, m'lud!"
j Cecil stared dazedly for an Instant,
| then turned his eyes toward Meg.
"Take the girl home." he ordered,
| and dashed from the room.
"Aye. I'll take thee home, lassie, and
Cod be thanked Ihee's saved to me!"
! Ned muttered, and raised the girl In bis
To Bo Continued.
OLD MAN ROBBED OF STOO
Philadelphia Couple in Jail After Al
Kennett Square, Pa., Dee. 18.—
| George Green, an old man who lives by
| himself near T'nionville. carried his
! money in his inside vest pocket. A few
! days ago Marshall Martin and wife, of
Philadelphia, came to visit him. Yes
terday they disappeared and so did
Green's roil of S7OO.
Mrs. Martin was arrested here, where
she was spending money freely, and
her husband was arested not far from
town. She was searched nnd had $630.
S>he said that her husband robbed the
old man au.l gave the money to her.
Both were sent to jail for trial.
BONE GRAFTING SAVES LEG
Operation in Hazleton Hospital Makes
an Amputation Unnecessary
Hazleton. Dec. 18.—Admitted to the
!-State Hospital at H izleton thre?
months ago with a leg so hopeles lv j
j crushed by a fall of coal in the Drifton
I mines that amputation seemed the only
expedient, l'eter Marley, of Drifton,;
walked out of the institution with a
j new leg bone constructed oar of splices
taken from healthy bones and grafte i i
to the splintered member.
This is the first instance of bone
grafting in the Hazleton < oa! field*,
where many miners lose limbs by falls!
of rock aud roof in the coal mines.
CONVICT EANCING TUTOR
Charged With Disturbing Religious
Meeting Next to Academy
Reading, Pa., Dee. IS. —-Billy Kent,
formerly of Philadelphia, this city's
j best known tutor of the fox trot and '
other modern dances, was convicted in j
court here yesterday on tiie charge of .
di&turbing a religious service.
The charges followed the breaking
up of a service at the 'H'Nai Zion syna
gogue, which adjoined Kent's academy,!
j on November t!!.
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Two Others Are Injured in Accidents
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Thief Gets Chance to Repay
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guilty in court here yesterday to en
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I that twice as long is needed for boiling
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j Suet for Christmas pies, puddings
and cakes must be chopped; to do this
j well have the suet cold, then break or
! cut it in small pieces and remove the
j fibres or threads from it. Chop with
a broad cutting knife and if tho suet
[sticks dip the chopping knife in flour.
| All the fibres must be removed or the
suet will not separate into tiny bits as
j it must do.
Jtaisins arc now seedless but some
|cooks prefer those containing seeds,
j claiming that they are more full of
meat. If boiling water is poured over
tin-in and allowed to stay on until cool
the seeds may be removed quickly with
| a small knife. Recipes have been given
in this department for Christmas cakes,
! pies and puddings but for those who
| want a simple, easily followed recipe
we give the following suet pudding: If
is first-class. Mrs. Kufus Washburn's
i suet pudding. One cup each N. O. 1110-
j lasses, rich, sweet milk, light brown
| sugar, chopped suet, raisins, currants,
I and mixed lemon and orange peel and
| citron chopped fine. One teaspoon each
of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice,
j One-half teaspoon soda. Three cups of
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| together except the soda, add it to mo
lasses. Add the molases and milk and
fruit; beat well and fill molds half full,
j Steam two hours and bako forty min
jutes. Nuts may be added if desired.
This delicious pudding should be served
'hot with hard sauce.