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September 25, 1912.
of his cell was opened, a conrict orderly brought toap and scrubbing "brush, and a pail of water, and he began to clean out hi* cell. A little after the door was opened again, and the chief ! sr entered with a paper in hia hand.
. >u are to be transferred, B50," ho aaid, in j hia hard, routine voice, "to Parkhurst prison in the Imle of Wight."
B50 stood at attention and saluted.
"Yem. air." he maid.
Something a little more human came into the face of the burly, bearded man.
"Well," he aaid, "you will hare an easier time ; there than you have had here, aa 1 daresay you know. I understand your conduct has been cx-| •mplarjr while you have been here. Keep it up at Parkhurst, and your time will turn much ahorter. I understand that your relatives are influential and wealthy people, and I should not wonder^if you might get a remission if you behave
He nodded, not unkindly, and once more the , j cell door wa« closed.
At half-paat nine, a gang of convicts, chained together by the wrists, mounted a big, two-horsed prison wagonett£. and were driven out of tbo > huge gateway, with ita flanking towers down to- : I warda the little village, and the atation.
Arthur Hughes was an end man. A locked steel bracelet waa on his left wrist, and a thin. . tough chain of steel, a yard or more long, went 1 from It to a similar bracelet upon the next con-
The wagonette was an open one. and as it drove over the Moor, with its armed guards, the wretched j outcast men. in their yellow suita starred with crooked, black arrowa, showed but little intereat.
The day was dark and lowering. It mattered little to them in what hell they spent their doomed and weary lives. Only B50 was awake, ■ »nd alert in mind
He had never been more strung up, more ten- 1 aely alive in any moment of his life, before. Every
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t&e sharp, hard distinctneaa of a stereoscopic lens, a only with the greatest physical and mental % effort that he kept motionlemm upon the hard aeat, and betrayed nothing of the atorm and riot of sensations within.
The wagonette drew up outside the station. The I. guards dismounted, and then the prisoners shuffled "wkwardly out of the vehicle.
Hia spiritm began to sink within him, quickly, ladly, like water falling through a tube; there vsm nobody outside the station except a porter, tnd a couple of men, taking milk----*--- -
ranged in line at one end of it. One warder stood by them, while the chief warder and another, went to the booking window, and proceeded to fill up a yellow, official looking paper.
Prom a clock over the little ticket window ' Arthur Hughea could aee it waa now a quarter-past ten. The train which was to tako them away «u due in at the little station at twenty-five minutea paat the hour. This, Hughca had gath-red from the conversation of the warders. Suddenly, he hoard something, not very far •way it aeemed, growing nearer, and louder, each second, a regular, beating, tramping sound, aa of a body of men in ordered movement. It grew louder, and louder, and mingled with it came the clink, and rattle of accoutrements and anna. There Waa a loud order, a crunching of heavily shod feet i the gravel approach outside, and in single a squad of khaki-clad soldiers in marching order, came tramping through the booking office, j and paased out on the platform beyond. About ■ thirty of them had passed through when a young ibaltern officer entered, carrying his sword under | is arm. and marching at the aide. Another i ■tring of awinging figure*, and then at the end of ' them, two or three yard* from tbo last man came I a tall, aoldierly figure, which Arthur Hughea know |
It waa Captain Morduant, Arthur's old achool , fellow at Eton, the husband of Muriel's sister, the 1 man who had flashed the message through tho : dark apaoo of night.
Captain Morduant gave a half glance at the invicta, walked on, and disappeared upon the • latform.
The chief warder and his attendant had ro-irned from tho booking-office, and stood a yard | r^two away from tho convicts chatting to each
"Royal Engineers," said tho chief. "They are I' . oing on by our train, a few stations down tho line. That was Captain Morduant in command. They may he is tho finest swordsman in the Army." t Arthur mloofpX*#%rtly still, his even half closed, and his heart beating as a madman beats upon a drum—waiting, waiting.
I He heard in tho distance the roar of an advancing train. Then nearer, and just outside tho station came tho throbbing of a motor car. and the Mar as it nulled ud. In a second or two more, a aiting place.
tall, elderly clergyman, with a long
Among the new materials now being shown for autumn wear is a very handsome thickly ribbed silk known as cotele something like tho old-fashioned furniture ren. This is made in several shot effects, brown and green, red and black for example. and will be used for coats and skirts. A new silk armure is also seen in shot colours, and similar effects in ninon will be popular for over dresses which are a till being worn. Even when a plain ninon is used for this purpose it is frequently made up over a foundation of quite different colour, so as to produce tho favourite shot effect.
Some handsome black and white ninons are embroidered delicately in gold, arranged to form a deep border for the foot of the gown. Another material which is sure to be largely used for evening wear is matin Syrian; this is quite inexpensive,
and can be had in a number of exquisite shade*.
The revival of the kilted skirt bids fair to con- tut'the poor stitute the sensation of the coming seascn. Hip- ! of circumstan tunica, terminating in a pleated hem, form one version of this now mode, of which a delightful example is sketched by our artist. In the favourite
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Mrs. Morduant, Muriel's aisle They clustered round tho ticket window, and outside, on tho platform the train clanked in, and drew up with a hiss of escaping steam.
The chief warder drew himself up. surveyed his charges, opened his mouth to give an order,—the

Most of those ono-pieco frocks still show the raised waist-line, though this is, as a rule, decidedly lower than it was. In many cases a belt is worn, kept in position by two straps of tho material.
is ouite narrow, often not more than an inch in with. Patent leather is a favoured material, but it is frequently cut mo as to show a band of coloured suede or white kid, which is threaded in and out of the blatk. Equally narrow suede waimtbelts are used in pretty pastel mhadem, finished with oval mother o' pearl buckles. Another idea is a belt of bright green or scarlet patent leather, this looks very effective combined with a navy I blue serge frock, when the colour reappears in
Eipings or buttons. These latter are to be very right in many cases, and the knob or bullet j pattern will be much worn. There are blue balls l that look almost like lapis laguli, red ones that suggest sealing wax, green and amber, both of | which look very well on rough tweeds that have interwoven a thread of tho samo colour.
A move is being made in New York to teach : children self-protection against tho dangers of ; the streets. Every mother knows how fearless they arc, and how many accidents are due to this ' alone. In crowded cities the streets are often the only places where children can play, besides which they must necessarily go about busy thoroughfares to school, or when sent on an errand. Well to do people can protect their children to some extent, often quite helpless from force : 01 circumstances. The society just started in Now York for teaching caution to children has issued i a list of "Don'ta" which the little members must ' learn by heart. These include cautious against hanging on behind trams and carts, a very fre-, quent cause of accident, against getting off cars i while still in motion, against crossing the —J
Finger-Marks on Paint: Mrs. B.S.—To remove finger-marks from the white or light piint, wet a flannel slightly with kerosene then rub gently, afterwards wiping off with a soft rag.
handle Shades: Essie.—Very dainty mhadem may he made from thin card br stout drawing paper. Draw a double circle with compasses, then cut out and remove a email piece so that the circle will make a cone when the two ends are brought together. This may be decorated with painting and gold borders, or openings may be cut in the paper and small pieces of lace over pale coloured silk gummed .at the back. This stylo of shade is very fashionable just now.
Preserve Barberries: Belle.—Pick good bunches on a dry day. Have ready a good strong sugar syrup, dip the bunches in and lot them r gently for five minutea, tako out and Dust over with finest castor (not icing) and pick in a tin box when dry.
A home-made cement for mending china can bo manufactured from ingredients which are easily obtainable. A curd should be made with sweet and sour milk and as much lime mixed with it as will make a soft dough. It should be applied before it cools to tho edges broken. 1 hen the pieces should' be held in position for a few moments with a gentle pressure.
When linen is slightly scorch ud, just enough to didigure it but.not sutlicient to make a hole nuxt time, it is said that the colour may bo restored in the following manner:—Peel and slice two onions and extract the juice; and half an ounce of white soup cut up, also two ounooe of Fuller's earth. Mii with half a pint of vinegar. Boil tho mixture well and spread it when cool over the scorched part. When it is dry wash the linen and the scorch will disap-
and also against playing in tho roaS itself, 1 especially when this is laid with tram-linea. England at least it is likely that motors are to be feared than trams.

This is the time when the herbi i needs attention. The flowering season is over, and any clumps which threaten to overpower their ; near neighbours should be dug up, divided and re-: planted. If you desire to make any change in the existing plan of tho whole, now is the time to do , it. If you have not so far had a perennial border, one of tho most valuable features for an amateur's garden, this month and next should seo tho ground well dug to tho depth of two* feet, so am to give your plants a deep root-run. Tho border should not bo crammed with plants; if tho first year < there are some empty spaces you may easily put in a few annuals. Arrange the tallest plants at tho back of tho border and lot others slope down in front till you come to much dwarf things as pinks, violas, pansios, auriculas, and London
Tho ordinary boiled marrow with a white sauce poured over it is a familiar object on every table, ntit one can get tired of it, and so a few suggestions as to other ways of serving will probably bo welcome. A pie mado by laying seasoned and cooked mllcem of marrow in a dish, and covering I with a good short crust is excellent. A hole should be made in tho cover, and when the pie is baked, a cood-cupful of thickened well-flavoured gravv should be poured in. To ituff a marrow cut it in half lengthwise, and remove seeds. Chop up a quarter of a pound of cooked mutton, or calf's liver, the samo of breadcrumbs, an ounce of minced suet, sweet mixed herbs and seasoning of salt and pepper. Moisten with a well beaten egg, lay the stuffing in the marrow, tio tho two halves together and bake for about an hour, with enough dripping or butter to baste it. Another method of stuffing is to use a sage and onion mixture as you would for a duck and then to bake am do scribed. The marrow is a very watery vegetable, and may bo steamed instead of boiled in the usual way. If so-cooked it should cut into somewhat smaller pieces than for boiling.

Even as he did i ing clap, and roar lowed by wild shouts of ala like that of a tornado.
In a second, from the door loading on to the platform something huge. black. amorphous, C pressed into tho waiting room. There was another "small explosion, socming to tako place in the room itself, and only a few yards away from the convicts, apd then, tho whole material world was blotted out in black, impenetrable darkness. I Everything that the human eye could seo warn & muddenlv wiped away am a sponge wipes off chalk • marks from a slate.
(To be Continued.)
blue serge, with a metal net guimpo and collar band such a design would bo ideal for a winter afternoon frock. Note should be uiade of the sleeve set in in tho modish large arm hold, the long uiitten outline of which is the latest fancy
The one-pioea frock, complete except for seaming up the back bids fair to have another successful season. It is to be seen in every variety of style and material, from the biuo and other merges, that are just tho thing for everyday .wear, to dainty velveteens and satins, that can be relied on for smart best wear. In addition there are the prettiomt little, chiffon, or soft satin robes for dances, either of which are inexpensive enough to be within reach ot a girl'm moderate allowance.
my readers, and to answer questions m this column on Dress, tho Household, Needlework, etc. Letters must reach me not later than TUESDAY morning, if an answer is desired the following week. Kindly addrcsm: -Mrm. NOVELLO. Box 16 KENDAL.
Wash, say, six beetroot* gently, taking great care not to break tho films, aa when that happens they bleed, and tho beetroot Iosco flavour and colour. Put the beetroot in a sauoepan of boiling salted water, and boil from one hour to one hour and a lialf—until, in fact, they are tender. When boiled, pop the beetroot into cold water, sorape off tho skins, cut into slices of an eighth of an inch in tluckncam, and then place them in a jar. Sufficient vinegar is boiled to cover tho beetroot (a quart bottle of vinegar may be necessary), along with Joz. of ground ginger, half-dozen of cloves, ioz. of peppercorns, and a blade of mace. Puur" this mixture over the beetroot, and when tho ingredients are cold oovor the jars tightly.
If a ham is boiled according to the directions given as under the result should be found quite satisfactory: Wash and scrape the ham well, and put it on with oold water, one teacup-ful of vinegar, and lialf a dozen of cloves. Allow half an hour to each pound of ham. When ready allow tho liam to cool in its own stock, which improves the flavour very much. Next skin the ham without breaking the fat, and sprinkle over it a good quantity oi browned | bread crumbs, or if preferred glaze it.
Bake some stale bread (crusts will do) in the oven until hard and of a nice golden Colour. I Afterwards roll the bread into lino crumbs. " They should be kept in a clceely fitting tin or bottle, ready for use.
During school age various defects are apt to appear in children. These are sometimes the re-♦ult of physical overstrain. Stammering, head-; ache, night terrors, emotional disturbances, ' habit spasms, are signs tliat all is not well I with the child, and that somehow the routine of life requires to be altered. Brain-fag has many dangereignal*, and perhaps hoada&e is the chief of tliusc. The child who is being strained intellectually almost invariably develops lieadaohes, and is liXJeas and unin-forested in his work. Round shoyldcA__and spinal curvatures are signs' of physical over strain, and should never be neglected. Thtf ca.mse of these conditions is generally something which could quite easily be removed. The mere fact of allowing a child to carry his heavy sclioolbag over the shoulder may induce later id curvature. The boy or girl who site in a badly constructed disk, or reads in a poor light," so that the body lias to be twisted into, an abnormal position, may contract curvature of the spine, and it bohovus parent* to be always on tile alert during the school age.
Don't jump up the first thing your eyas are open, is the injunction of a writer in the "Family lXxtcr." Remember, ho says, that while you sleep the vital organs are at rest. Ihe vitality is lowered and the circulation not so strong. A sudden spring outis a shock to these organs, especially/to the heart, as it starts pumping the blood wlUdenly. Don't be in such a hurry. Stretch and yawn, and yawn and stxvtch. Stretch the arms and legs, s&rcteh the whole body. A good yawn and stretch is better even than a cold bath. Take time. It will keen you young and add years

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