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MINDING THE BABY.
Young Kenwick Bradley, who i3
getting to be man enough to wear
bis shoes and stockings on Sunday,
had a bright idea the night of the
Klugh-Garner wedding. In his desire
to have everything pass off
smoothly, he offerffed to "mind the
baby" and took his young cousin, the
ivnVitr nf Mr. J. T. Bradlev. for an
automobile ride while the interesting
ceremony was being performed.
Ren wick end the baby got along
fifine until they were five miles out
f town, when they stuck ui thei
mud and stayed "stuck" until eleven
'dock when James Klugh came to
?TO SELL PROPERTY?!
S A?K SUTHERLAND I
I certainly will show you how
to sell property?that's my
business. I'll sell it for you and
charge you a small commission
that you will be glad to pay.
You might get a pointer or two
from me anyway, and if you
don't hitch up with me in a
deal just say "thanks" on your
way out and there won't be any
100 ACRE TRACT?Six and
one-half miles from Abbeville
in Sharon neighborhood;
close to school and church.
Three-room house and barn.
Price per acre $32.50.
82 ACRE TRACT OF LAND?
4 miles south of Abbeville.
Tenant house, barn, 8 or 10
acres of fine branch bottoms,
35 acres in cultivation, balance
in woods both pine and
ash. Rented for this year.
Near school house.
Price per acre $20.00
LOT?on South side ol town,
150x150 feet. Price, $150.00
156 ACRE TRACT?Located 4
miles Southeast of Abbeville
S. C. Six room dwelling, 3room
tenant house, barn.
About 2-horse farm rented
for this year. Good bottom
land, plenty ashe wood and
timber. Price $4,400.
TWO STORY DWELLING?6room,
hall, electric lights and
sewerage, 5 minutes walk
from square. Bargain at
166 ACRES?6 miles from Abbeville.
Good dwelling, barn
v tenant house, located in Leb\
anon section, closfe to school
Price per acre $30.00
5-ROOM .uwtLLinu? un
South Main Street, at Cotton
Mill. Price, $1,100.00
5-ROOM COTTAGE? Right at
High School, on Parker St.
36 ACRE?Tract of land, 3 1-2
miles from Hodges, 8 miles
from Abbeville, good dwelling,
barn and outhouses.
S Price, $1,650.00
43 ACRE TRACT?2 1-2 miles
from town, 1-horse farm
open, dwelling, barn, good
well, good bottom and pasi
ture lands. Party that buys
gets 2 bales cotton rent.
Price, per acre, $35.00
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By GEORGE BARR
A*Jm a KjRAUSTARK." THE
HOLLOW OF HER HAND.""THE
PRINCE OF GRAU5TARK," ETC.
T Have some cause for believing
that one of those chaps in there Is
from Green Fancy. Go to bed at ten
o'clock, my friend, and put out your
light I don't insist on your taking
off your clothes, however. I will rap
on your door at eleven o'clock. By
the way, don't forget to stick your revolver
in your pocket"
A few minutes before eleven there
came a gentle tapping on Barnes'
door. He sprang to his feet and
opened it presenting himself "'before
Sprouse fully dressed and, as the secret
agent said later on, "fit to kill."
The night was as black as pitch.
Barnes, trusting to the little man's
eyes and hanging close upon his coattails,
followed blindly but gallantly
in the tracks of the leader. It seemed
to him that they stumbled along parallel
to the road for miles before
Sprouse came to a halt. "This Is the
short cut \o Green Fancy," he whispered,
laying his hand on Barnes'
arm. "We save four or five miles,
coming this way. Do you know where
"I haven't the remotest idea.''
"About a quarter of a mile below
Cortls' house. Are you all richt?"
"Fine as a fiddle, except for a
barked knee and a skinned elbow, a
couple of more or less busted ribs.
I've banged Into more trees than?"
"Sh!" After a moment of silence,
intensified by the ntournful squawk of
night birds and the chorus of katydids,
Sprouse whispered, "Did you
Barnes thrilled. This was real melodrama.
"Hear what?" he whispered
"Listen!" After a second or two:
-It's a woodpecker hammering on
the limb of a?"
"Woodpeckers don't hammer at
night, my lad. Don't stir! Keep you*
Sprotise dutched his companion's
arm and, dropping to his knees in the
thick nnderbrunh, pulled the other
down after him.
Presently heavy footsteps approached.
An unseen pedestrian
passed within ten yards of th^m. They
scarcely breathed until the sounds
passed entirely out of hearing. Sprouse
put his lips close to Barnes' ear.
"Telegraph," he whispered. "It's a!
system they have of reporting to each
other. There are two men patrolling
the grounds near the house. Tou see
what we're up against, Barnes. Do
you still want to go on with it?"
"Til stay by you," replied Barnes
Several minutes went by. There
was not a sound save the restless patter
of rain in the tree tops. At last
the faraway thud of footsteps came to
the ears of the tense listener. They
drew nearer, louder, and once more
seemed to be approaching the very
spot where he crouched.
Then came the sound of a dull,
heavy blow, a hoarse gasp, a momentary
commotion in the shrubb#y,
and?again silence. Barnes' blood van
cold. He waited for the next footfall
of the passing man. It never came.
A sharp whisper reached his earsf.
"Come here?quick I"
He floundered through the brush and
almost fell prostrate over the kneeling
figure of a man.
"Take care! Lend a hand," whispered
Dropping to his knees, Barnes felt
for and touched wet, coarse garments,
Tlova tt/ *n mioH liim >"
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"Temporarily," said Sprouse, between
his teeth. "Here, unwind the
rope I've got around my waist Take
the end?here. Got a knife? Cut off
a section about three feet long. I'll
get the gag Id his mouth while you're
doing it. Hangmen always carry tbeU
own ropes," he concluded, with grewBome
humor. "Got it cut? Well, cut
two more sections, same length."
With Incredible swiftness the two
of them bound the feet, knees and
arms of the inert victim.
"I came prepared," said Sprouse, so
calmly that Barnes marveled at the
iron nerve of the man.
"By heaven, Sprouse, I?I believe
he's dead. We?we haven't any right
to kill a?"
"Don't be finicky," snapped Sprouse.
"It wasn't much of a crack, and it
was necessary." Straightening up,
with a sigh of satisfaction, he laid his
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Just got to go through with it now,
Barnes. We'll never get another
chance. Putting that fellow out of
business queers us forever afterward."
He dropped to his knees and began
searching over the ground with his
hands. "Here it is. You can't see It,
! of course, so I'll tell you what It Is.
I A nice little block of sandalwood. I've
i already got his nice little hammer, so
W?'LLs?? what we can raise In the way
of wireless chit-chat." * niei
Without the slightest hesitation he He
struck a succession of quick, confldent bar
blows upon the block of wood. gin
"By gad, you'are a wonder!" an(i
"Wait till tomorrow before you say the
that," replied Sprouse, sententiously. 0WJ
"Come along now. Stick to the trail. the
We've got to land the other one." ^
Turning sharply to the right, ?ai
Sprouse guided his companion through fle<
the brush for some distance, and once Ule
more came to a halt. Again he stole ^en
on ahead, and as before the slow, con- 'bil
fldent, even careless progress of a
man ceased as abruptly as that of the ^e
comrade who lay helpless In the and
thicket below. E
Barnes laid a firm, detaining hand a 1
on the man's shoulder.
"See here, Sprouse," he whispered, ^ou
"It's all very well for you, knocking
men over like this, but Just what Is
your object? What does all this lead *:
up to?" ?nd
Sprouse broke in, and there was
not the slightest trace of emotion In
his whisper. ifL
"Quite right. You ought to know. n
I suppose you thought I was bringing .
you up here for a Romeo and Juliet
tete-a-tete with the beautiful Miss ^gt
Cameron?and for nothing else. Well,
i in a way, you are right. But, first of
! all, my business is to recover the gnr
i crown Jewels and parchments. I am c^al
going into that house and take them g'on
away from the man you know as Loeb, TOOO
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MMy God! Have You Killed mmf for
If he has them. If he hasn't them my
work here Is a failure." ? 1
"Going Into the house?" gasped
Barnes. "Why, my God, man, that la
Impossible. You would be shot down
as an ordinary burglar and?the law
would Justify them for killing you. I ?r
must Insist?" "
"I am not asking you to go Into the ;
house, my friend. I shall go alone,"
said Sprouse coolly.
"On the other hand, I came up nere
to rescue a helpless?**
"Keep cool! It's the only way.
Now listen. She has designated her
room and the windows that are hers.
She is lying awake up there now, take
It from me, hoping that you will come
tonight. I shall lead you directly to
her window. And then comes the only
chance we take?the only instance
where we gamble. There will not be
a light in her window, but that wont
make any difference. This nobby
cane I'm carrying is in reality a coliapslble
fishing rod. First we use it
to tap gently on her window ledge or
shade or whatever we find. Then you
pass up a little note to her. Here Is
paper and pencil. Say that you are
below her window and?all ready to
take her away. Tell her to lower her
valuables, some clothes, etc., from the
window by means of the rope we'll
pass up on the pole. There Is a remote
possibility that she may have the
jewels in her room. For certain reasons
they may haye permitted her to
retain them. If such is the case our
work Ie easy. If they have taken
them away from her she'll say so,
some way or another?and she will
not leave! Now I've had a good look
at the front of that house. It Is covered
with a lattice work and huge
vines. I can shin up like a squirrel
and go through her room to the?"
"Are you crazy, Sprouse? You'd
take your life In your hands and?"
"See here," said Sprouse shortly,
"I am not risking my life for the fun
of the thing. I am risking It for her,
bear that In mind?for her and her
people. And If I am killed they won't
even say 'Well done, good and faithful
servant' So let's not argue the
point. Are you going to stand by
me or?back out?"
Barnes was shamed. 'Til stand by
you," he said, and they stole forward
There were no lights visible. The
house was even darker than the night
Itself; It was vaguely outlined by a
deeper shade of black.
At last they were within a few
yards of the entrance and at the efgt?
of a small space that had been cleared
of shruhbery. Here Sprouse stopped
and began to adjust the sections 01
'< bis fishing rod.
i "Write," he whispered. "There is r
| faint glow of light up there to th
right. The third window, did you say?
Well, that's about where I should
The tiny metallic tip of the rod,
held in the upstretched band of
Barnes, much the taller of the two
a, barely reacEed the window ledge,
tapped gently, persistently on the
d surface. Just as they were benlng
to think that she was asleep
[ that their efforts were In vain
[r straining eyes made out a shad7
object projecting slightly beyond
.fter a moment or two of suspense
nes experienced a peculiar, almost
:tric shock. Someone had seized
tip of the rod; it stiffened sud*
ly, the vibrations due to its flex*
ity ceasing. Someone was untying
bit of paper he bad fastened to
rod, and with fingers that shook
[ were clumsy with eagerness,
le ba<j wrjtten: "I am outside with
Ousted friend, ready to do your
ding. Two of the guards are safely
ind and out of the way.- Now la
chance. We will never have aner.
If you are prepared to come
b me now write me a word er two
I drop it to the ground. I will pass
a rope to you and you may lower
thing you wish to carry away with
. But be exceedingly careful. Take
e. Don't hurry a single one of
r movements." He signed it with a
je "B." <
t seemed an hour before their eyes
ingulshed the shadowy head above,
a matter of fact but a few mina
hnri nnsspri DiiHnc f hp wnif
ouse had noiselessly removed his
t, a proceeding that puzzled Barnes,
lething light fell to the ground. It
i Sprouse who stooped and searched
it In the grass. When he resumed
upright posture he put his lips
le to Barnes' ear and whispered:
[ will put my coat over your head,
e is a little electric torch. Don't
b it until I am sure the coat is
Inged so that you can do so witha
gleam of light getting out from
er." He pressed the torch and a
of closely folded paper in the
;r's hand and carefully draped the
t over his head.
arnes read: "Thank God!^-I was
Jd you would wait until tomorrow
it. Then it would have been too
. I must get away tonight but I
aot leave?I dare not leave without
ething that is concealed in an>r
part of the house. I do not
w how to secure it. My door is
ed from the outside. What am I
lo? I would rather die than to go
y without^t." ?
astlly he wrote: "If you do not
e at once, we will force our way
the house and fight it out with
a all. My friend is coming up the
s. Let him enter the wiadow. Tell
where to go and he will do the
. He is a miracle man. Nothing
npossible to him. If he does not
rn In ten minutes, I shall follow."
here v/as no response to this. The
1 rpnnneHreri in the window, but BO
d came down.
prouse wLispered: "I am going npi
y here. If you hear a commotion
the house, run for it Don't wait
me. I'll probably be done for."
HI do just as I please about ran*
said Barnes, and there was a
p thrill In his whisper. "Good luck.
I help you If they catch you."
Not even he could help me then,
d-by. I'll do what I can to Induce
to drop out of ttoe window If anyig
goes wrong with me downstairs."
moment later he was silently
NEVER was such righ
fisted smokejoy as yoi
jimmy pipe packed with I
That's because P. A. 1
You can't fool your tas
can get five aces out of a
Prince Albert, coming and
earlier just to start stokinj
you know you've got the
Prince Albert's quality i
but when you figure thai
patented process that cuts
leei UKC geiuijg a UUVA W
to express your happy day
Toppy rmd bags, tidy red tbu
Mwifcui wit that doBty, pi
apomge mouttmr top that heet
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
scaling the waif of the bouse, feeling
his way carefully, testing every precarious
foothold, dragging himself
painfully upwards by means of the
most uncanny, animal-like strength
Barnes could not recall drawing a
single breath from tbe instant the man
left his side until the faintly luminous
square above his head was obliterated
by the black of bis body as It wriggled
over the ledge.
We will follow Sprouse. When he
crawled through the window and stood
erect Inside the room, he foqpd himself
confronted bj a tall, shadowy figure,
standing half-way between him
and the door. -*
He advanced a step or two and uttered
a soft hiss of warning.
"Not a sound," he whispered, drawing
still nearer. "I haye come foor
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"Not a Sound," He Whispered.
thousand miles to help you, countess.
This Is not the time or place to explain.
We haven't a moment to waste.
I need only say that I have been sent
from Paris by persons you know to aid
you In delivering the crown Jewels into
the custody of your country's minister
In Paris.' We must act swiftly. Tell
me where they are. I will get them."
"Who are you?" she whispered
"My name Is Theodore Sprouse. 11
have been loaned to your embassy by
my own government I beg of you do
not ask questions gpw. Tell me where
nHnna alcana hnw T mnv eet to his I
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"Yon know that he is the prince?"
"And that yon are his cousin."
She was silent for a moment. MNot
only .la It impossible for yon to enter
his room bnt it is equally impossible
for you to get out of this one except
by the way you entered. If I thought
there was the slightest chance for you
"Let me be the judge of that, countess.
Where is his room]"
"The last to. the right as iou legye
t-handed-t?ro-^^; x: , |
a puff out of a "'if
ias the quality!
te apparatus any more than yo
family deck! So, when you hi
going, and get up half an hou
I your pipe or rolling cigarette!
big prize on the end of your line
done puts it in a class of its owi
h R A. is made by our exclusiv
; out bite and parch?well?yo
dictionaries to find enough word
s sentiments I
i, handsome poand and half-pound til
actical pound crystal glass htanidor with
90 the tobacco in each perfect condition.
Company, Winston-Salem, N. (
this door?at the extreme end of the
corridor. Across the hall from his
room yon will see an open door. A.
man sits in there all night long, keeplug
watch. Ton ' could not approach
Prince Ugo's door without being aeen
by that watcher.
"Yon 6ald in your note to Barnes
that the cr something was In QnrtUf
"Tire prince sleeps In Mr. Cortisr
room. The study adjoins it, and can
only be entered from the bedroom.
There Is no other door. What are yon ..
"I am going to take a peep orer the:
transom, first of all. If the ceast 4#j
clear, I shall take a little stroll- down
the hall. Do not be alnrmwd. I win
come back?with the things we both
want. Pardon me." He sat down on
the edge of the bedand removed his
shoes. She watched him as if fascinated
while he opened the bosom of
his soft shirt and staffed the wet shoes
loside. - ..7?
Then he said: 'Ton are not dressed
for flight. May I suggest that while 1
am outside yon slip on a dark sklit
and coat? Ton cannot go far in that
dressing gown. It would be in shreds
before yon had gone a hundred feet
through the brash. If I do not return '
to this room Inside of fifteen minutes,
or if yoa hear sounds of a struggle,
crawl through the window and go
down the vines. Barnes will look oat
"Ton mnst not fall, Theodore
Sprouseshe whispered. "I must regain
the jewels and the state papers, j
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