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- VFtered. April 23, 1903 at Pickens S 0 as asoond olass caatter, under act of Congress of Marob 8, 1879.
VOL. XXXVII. PICXKi, SOUR CAROLINA, TKURDAYI JANU&RY 23 1908 .N.4
Two of the Con
1THESE ARE BRIGHT FAC
We will publish two more next wet k.
-iln publisRh the pic'ur.-a.
N. D. Tayor will hA in his attali e in
y thereafter until February it, 198.
This conteNt ol se; February 18t 1908.
Premium List Pickens Poultry Show.
The fullowing i6 a list of the priza.
winn -ra in the pultry show reenutly
field in Pickeus, givi ng the breed of
ftil,' the iname f owner and the
priz. wR -we 4141 ihgu'ui which d.
iote he prizo. For imtance, "I coak,''
Ileanul bat the O tk of th at petict.- ir
brOdd of fPWt wo i ti:st przj'
White Wyandottea -
U, F Robe-rton, Clenqon O.,1..ge
-1 cock, 1 len 2 hen, 1 e .eerel,
-1 & 3 pulleit, 1 pain. Mr'. .1. N l,'
Aum, Piaokina-2 ecic, 2 henl. E
Tripp. Piekna i-$-.cock. -0. -M.
Mawev. Pikpns --2 cooke-rel. E- 31,
Suith. E-ily, 3 pillet.
.&1tff hlymouth ltocks -
C. L. Cureton, Packqrnm-1 cookerel.
'Ahite Ily mouth MoNcs- -
M. 1it4 Steel, Greenvifle-1 & 2
thiai, ;I ooekorol, 1 & 2 pullet4. .1. B
iEllisonl, E -s.y --1 c;ck, tied 1 het,
al.irred Itlymouth 11> ks -
A T.. NLcDaniei. Piekens-1 c.
n1 f - hoen. Biunes & HIendricks,
Easg--41 eCQIuil, A, 2 qd 3 pullet,
.2 *nock. JE. M. Sm n;- Ea ly--.'
'llhude IStuland R1d ---
-Veorge Milliams. Picken-- 1 pul
let, 2 cookvol. E II. Cr ig, Pick.
ens- 1, cok4ar4, I & 2 hen. . 0
VOigt, Eisalny-$ I ckerel, 3 hen, 2
I1ernalldrieis, Nway- 1 2
rptilet. .. B
U~ . Bi~'inney, ?aukeos-1 cockeaed,
iAu muai ua miniuatso ---
'~Vllhiar F. Thomapaon. Piakeuns
11 cockeruel, 1l pullet.
D. F. IIendauricki, hFaakne-1 cook
tril, 1 pullet.
W. A. Bruc'., iPltckena-1, 2 & 3
.ook, 1, 2 & 3 hen, ii.G4,ekerul.
N. 0. Cut hran, P'icknne-- .1 cockriI,
a2 ben,1 p)ulest.. 'Gardner Fresmapn,
P1icku~p -Tied on .1 cockerel. 2 pullet,
:Buff Or iigtoni -
H. . p,'iliehland.a4 & 2 cock,
~1, 2 & 3 hen,41 & 2 .euckerel, 1 & 2
. r J. N. HallumPiekena-1 cock
4erel, 1 hen. (Geo. Wllkms, Pickens
--1 cook, 1, 2 &:2 pullet, W. F.
testants in our
ED YOUNG AMERICANS
Send in your photographs early so wi
?iokens next Saturday and evoy Satur
Arlai, Esley--2 ben, 2 oock.
J. M. Hughes, Rieblaud-1 coal,
1, 2 & 3 hen, 1 cockerel, 1,2 &f
Mrs. M. F. fluster, Pickens-1
u'ekerel,' 1 pullet. ..Mr". E. A. Gil
eat h, Pickens-1, 2 & 3 hen.
Some of the $ymptoms.
D> you w-int to biat your wife,
Start a sharp domestic strife,
Dj you feel as though %our hear
were filled with hatet
Atre you venomous and sbiteful,
Are you ugly, orosc aind frightful,
At the baby would you like to burl #
Are you swearing at your neighbors
Da you dread your daily laboro,
D. ytn feel as though you want to
I reak and rip
' verything that's in your way?
Y-m're not going mad, I say,
Yo are simply sh6wing symptome
U1 the grip.
o vou ha.e the sight of hubby.
[b you think ho's.fat aid rubby,
WVhen-before to you his egire seesed
Do ou strive to be saroastie,
Are 3on bossy and bonbati,
Do you wish he'd go away and .ta3
all night? -
Do the children drivo you crazv,
lIaI.. the seryant g.irI grown iazy,
Do you fail to give the janitor hi,
l~very minute do you grumb~e?
You're not batty! Take a tumbe
E ,u are merely showing asy mptoml
of the grip.
DOes the world seem dark andl dreary
arc you weary, oh, so weary?
Are you 'sure that nao one gets wjal
$eyou satinth J that life
id useless sort of atrif..?
Dloes the aIghtest Interruption jai
Is there nothing worth the doing,
Not ai maiden worth the wooing,
N->t abit of charm about a amilini&
D~on't imagine-it Is folly
You are getting oft' your trolley,
You are merely showing symplomi
of the grip.
"I haven't a pull with any one," al!
the unsuccessful man.
"Oh. yes, you have, dear," said blI
wIfe encouragIngly, "with the fool kill
By GEORGE BARR MCUTCHEON,
Author of "Giaustark"
Copyright, 190tby Dodd. Mead a iI Com pa n y
dignity. She tried to jerk her arm
away, but he held it tight.
"Itelease my arin, sir!" she cried,
hoarse with passion.
"Call your champion, m1? lady. It
will mean his death. I ha -e evidence
that will insure his convictlon and ex
ecution within an hour. Nothing dould
save him. Call him. I say, and"
"I will call him. lie is my sworn
protector, and -I will command him to
knock you down If you don't go away,"
she flared. stopping decisively.
"At his peril"
"'aldos!" she called, without a see
ond's hesitation. The guard came 'up
with a rush just as Marlaux released
her W'rm and fell away with a mut
"Your highnoss' cried Baldds, hbo
had witnessed overything.,
"Are you afraid to die?" Ae demand
ed briefly and clearly. .
"That Is all." she saki. suddenly calm.
"I merely wanted to prove It to Cop.tt
Marlaux." Tact had come to hr rw,
Ilef moet opportunely. Like a faiih"e'
saw that a conflict betweela the eorl
mander of the army and a guard -cotild
have but one result, ind that disad
trous to tho latter. One word from
her would have ended everything for
"hStopt!' a .out skelieked Dleverv.
Baldo. 'Sip .Faw through the Iron
Ceunt'q rut a# .byIvipw apheatlon
and profiteil where he.-Matt expeeted
her to excel li At1*diees. Marlaux
bad deliberately invited the assault by
the guard. His object had beon. to
snare Baldos Into his own undoing.
and a horrible undoing It would have
been. One blow Wvsf4 kiave secured
the desired result. 4o1th6 could have
saved the guard who had' struck his
superior ofeer, but Beverly thoukht
"To die ia easy, your highness. You
have but to ask it of me," sAid BDaldos,
whose face was *hite andi drawa.
"Rhe haa no intention- of ditmanding
sucha a leaosant sacrfice," observed
Count Marlanx, (eovering his failure
Idllfully. -"Later o.gerhtaps, she my
sign your death warrant. I am proud
to hear, aJr, that '.a 'pamber of my
corps has the course eto tace .the in
evLitable, e'toh thowiiie he au alien
and unwilling to die op~ the field of bat
tie; You have my compliments, sir.
You have been on irksome duty for
several hours and must be fatigued na
well as hungry. A soldier suffers many
deprivations, .not the least of which is
starvation in purauit of hi.' calling.
Mess is not an unwelcome relief to you
after all these arduous hours. You
miay return to the barracks at once.
Tfhe princess is tunder my care for the
remainder of the campjaign."
Baldos looked first at her and then
at the sarcastle old general. Yetlyo
and her companions were waiting flor
themi at the fountain a hundred yardls
"Yon may go, Baldos," said Be'verly
in lo w tones...
"I am not fatigued'nor"-- be began
'Go!" riarled Marlanx. "Atn I to
Srepeat a command to you? Do you Ig
neo the word of your mistress?" There
was a significant sneer in the way he
"Mistress?" gasped Baildos, his: eye
hinlain u. hi larm hnalf rniind1
"Count Marlanx!' I mplored Beverly,
draw'ng herself to her full height and
staring at him1 like II CitWouIded thing.
"I humbly Implore you not to uiscon
;true the iatning of the teri, your
'ighnoss," sai(d the count niTably. "Ab,
rou havei dropped ioiething. Permit
-ne. It i., a n1ote of' some1 lesrilption, I
Hie stoopeod qulyIC1-too u-y-n
recovered from the ground ait her feet
the bit of paper which hat ifillen( from
h,.,r hand. It was the notc, fron itvo."k
to ildos, whili Bever y hIa forg'otten
iII the exeltenllit of the leunenoter.
"Count Marlanx, give mne that pa
per!" denaled Beverly breatllssly.
"14 It a love letter'! Per'hatp-4 it is
litended. for mi'. At any rat', your' I
highness, it 18 sa fe Igaluist. my011' heart
for the time being. When we reach
the eastle I shall be happy to restove
it. It is safer with ime. Cone, wVe goj
oue way an(l-halve you not gonILe, . sr?"
in hIs most saireastle tone to the guard
Beverly was trembling.
"No, I have not. and I shall not go
until I see you obey the comamand of
her hifginess. She has aslud you for.
that pilece of paper." sand Baldo.
standing squarely in front of Marlanx.
"Insolent - dog! Do you mean to
"Give over that paper!"
"If you strike me, fellow, it will
"I. I strike you 'It- will be to kill.
Count Marlanr. The paper, sir." Bal
dos towered over the Iron Count. and
tdr'e ivas danger in his daredevil voice.
"'Surely, Mr. I am but eheying your own
instrueilion.' ''Protect tihe prineoss and
all-that Is hetle with your life,' you have
inid to me."
"Oh, I wish you hadn't done this,
Baldos!" cried Bevetly, panIe strIcken.
"You have threatened my life. I
shall not forget it, fool! Here Is the
preleu nof.y.;r hNIghnep, wi my
condoleuces to the w'lter." Marlanx
passed the note to her and then looked
triumphantly at the guard. "I da:*
any. you have'done all you can, sir. Do
you wish to add nnything nbre?"
"What call one do when dealing with
his superior and flnds him a dspleable
coward?" said Baldos, with cool Irony.
"You are reputed to be' a bravo sol
dier. I know that to be fah, or I
would ask you to draw the sword you
carry and"- Ho was drawing- hIP
sword as he spoke.
"Baldos!" implored Beverly. Her
evident encern infuriated Marlanx.
In his heart be knew Boldos to be n
mal of superior birth and a foeanu
not to be despised from his own sta
tion. Carried away by passion, he
fiashed his sword from Its sheath.
"You have drawn on me. sir." he
snarled. "I must defend myself
AgaInst even such as you. You will
find that I am no coward. Time is
short for your gallant lover, madam."
Before %be could utter a word of pro
test the blades had clashed, and they
were hungry for blood. It was dark
In the shadows of the trees, and the trio
elt quite alone with their tragedy.
She elhrd Baldos lough recklessly in
response to Marlanx's cry of:
"h, the abamo of fighting with such
carrion as youll -
"Don't jost at a time like this, count,"
said the guard softly. "Remember
that I lose, no matter which way it
goes. - If you kill me I lose. It I beat
YOU I lose.' RMmtiuer. you can still
have m'fe sbt for''nsubordiination and
"Stop"!" almiost shriekoll Beverly. -At
the risk of p~ersonlal injury she rushed
between the two swordismenr. Both
drew' back and dropped theIr points.
Ntot a dozen psses had enoa madb.
- "I beg your haighnesW ~ardon." mur
mured Baldos, butt he di niot shieathe
"Hie forced It upon me," cried Mar-,
lanix tritimphanitly. "Your were trit
ness tolit all. I was a fool to ie't it go
ats far us this. Put up your swiord un
til another day-if that day over comes
"lie will have you shot for this,
Baidos." eried Beverly in her terror.
Bpidos laughed bliterly.
"Tied and blindfolded, too, your laigh
ness. to prove that be ia a brave man
an~d not ai coward. It was short, but it
was saweet. Would that you had lot
tbie play go on. 'There was a spice in
It that made life worth living a 4ddeath
worth the dying. Have you ot Nr conm
marnds for me, your tilghm's :'' ills
ann rer waus so cool and det int that
she felt the tears spring to her eyes.
"Only that you put.'isp your sword
and endl thia miserable aff'air by going
"It Ia punishmnent .enough. Tomor
row's ekeent ion can bev no hardef."
Marlanux had( been thinking all this.
time, Into his soul camne the thrilli, of,
trhumph, the conshciousness of a mighty
power. H~e saw the chance to b~eneflt
by the sudden clash, and he was not
slow to seize it.
Ily: "it won't be as bad as that. I Can
well afford to overlook ybur indiscre
tion of tonight. There will be no exe
eition, ns you call It. This wias an
allr between men, 'not between man
and the state. Our gracious referee is
to be our .judge. It is for her to par
don and to condemn. It was very
pretty while it lasted, and you are too
good i swordsman to be shot. Go your
w 1ay, Blo. and remember me as
Marlanx the man, not Marlaux the
general. As your superIor oflicer. I
congratulate and commllend you upon
the manInmer In whllh you serve the
"You will always m find me ready to
flght and to die for her," said Baloos
gravely. "Do you think you can re
member that, Couint MarIanx?"
"I have an excellent iemnory," sol.d
the count steadily. With a gracefi e
salute to Reverly, Baldos turned and
walked away In the darkness.
"A perfect gentleman, Mlss Calhoun,
but a wretched soldier," said Marianx
"He Is a hero%" she said quietly a
great casmness coming' over her. "Do
you mean it when you say you are not
going to have him punished? To did
only what a man should do, and I.
glory in his folly."
"I may as well tell you point blank
that you alone can save him. He doe
notAbserve leniency. It 1I in my ptr.
or and It is my province to have him
utterly destroyed not only for ts
Aight's work, but for other and better
reasons. I have positive proof that he
is a spy. He knows I have this proof.t
That is why he would have killed, me
just now. It is for you to say whetherI
he shall meet the fate of a spy or go
unscathed. You have but to oxchange
promises with me, and the estimable
guardunan goes free-but he goes from
Edelweiss forever. Today he met the
enemy's scouts In the hills, as you
know quite well. Messages were ex
changed. secretly, which you do -not
know, of course. Before another day,
Is gone I expect to's'e the results 6r
his treachery. There may be manifes
tatlons tonight. You do not belleye
me, but wait and see if I am not right.
1Ie Is one of GabrIel's cleverest spies."
"I do not believe it. You shall not
aceutse him of such thiugs," she cried.
"Bsidleg If he Is a spy wYhy should
you shled him for my .sake? Don't
you owe It to Graustark to expose"- I
"HeriI is the princess," said he so
renely. "Your highness," addressing
Yetive. "Miss Calhoun has a note
whieh she refuses to let any one read
but you. Now, my dear young lady,
you may give it directly Into the hands
of her hilghnessk"
Bev.erly gave him a look of scorn,
but without a second's hesitatton
placed the missiv9 in Yetive's hand.
The Iron Count's jaw dropped, and
moistened his lips with his. tongue t
or three times. Soguething told hi.
that a valmble chance had gone.
"I shall bo only' too happy to have
your highness. read the result of: my
first lesson .In the Graustar;; language,'
she said, smiling gayly.upon the count.
Two then'in u'tilform came uushing
up to the party manifestly excited. Sa
juting the general, both began to speak
"One at. a time," commanded the
coudt. "What is it?"
Other oteers of the guard and'a -few
noblemen ,from the, castle came .up,
out of breath.
"We have discerned signal fiuas ia
the hills, yoflr excelloney" said one of
the inen. from the fort.. "There .i a
circle of fires, and they mean some
thing important. For half an lieur they
have been burning near the monasteryg
also in the valley below and on the
mountains to the outha."
There. was an instant of deathly si
hence. as If the bee'rers aited a crash.
Marlanx looked steadily at Deverly'e
face, and she .saw the triumphant, ae
ensinj gleam in his eyes. Helplessly.
she stared into the crowd of faces.
Her eyes fell upon Baldos, who sud
denly appeared in the backgroun4 His
face 'wore a hunted, imploring look.
The next Instant lhe disappoared among
" HER.B is o time to be lost,"
T .elaimed 'Count Mariaux.
- Ask ColoneI Brase to report
to. me t. the eastern ,gate
with a detail of picked troopers-a hun
dred of them. I will meet him' there in,
half an hour" Hie gave other sharp.
imperativo commands, and in the' twin..
kling of an eye theo peaceful Atmnos
phere was transformed into the turbu
lent, exciting r'ush of activity. The sig.
niticanco of the fires seen In the bill.
could not be cheaply hold. Instant ac
tion was demanded. The city was fil
ed with the commotion of alarm; the
f~m. as. brojght to its feet with a.
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