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I ran down the path, through the gate,
nor even stopped till 1 was under the
widespreading shade of the n oss laden
trees. The xcist wrapped me about; the
rain beat against ra}- face. Afar in the
distance I heard the sullen bay of the
bloodhounds and the shouts of the pur
suers. I 'did not realize my danger,
never thinking that one false step might
plunge me into the morass, from which
it would be almost impossible to extricate
myself, but stumbled on, hoping to come
up with the others. But their voices re
ceded farther and farther. I called, but
received no answer. Blindly I struggled
on, groping and feeling irv way, until at
last the appalling truth 1 urst upon me
that I was lost in that awful place!
I stopped and reflected upon the grav
ity of the situation. It was nearly night,
and there was a dense fog shutting me
in. Portia and tho servants at the house
would believe me to bo with Colonel
Marchmont, and of course the latter and
Maurice, if they gave me a thought, sup
posed I was with Portia. If the fog did
not lift,.or if I could not summon relief
by calling, I should be forced perhaps to
spend the night in the swamp.
I dared not move. I put out my hand
and caught at the branch of a tree.
Faintly through the fog I could discern
bits of the ugly morass stretching every
where about me. Tho only thing for
me to do was to stand still and cry aloud
for help. ?
This I did again and again, but there
was no response. At length, frightened
and unnerved, I leaned against the tree
near which I stood and burst into tears. 1
"What shall I do:'' I moaned aloud.
"What shall I do? Must I spend the
night in this fearful place?"'
Did my senses deceive me? Ead I Tone
mad, or did there come fron, out tho
thick fog close by mc a burst of laughter,
shrill, harsh and mocking.
My heart stood still as I listened.
Yes, there was no d?ception. Again th it
taunting, wicked langi
"Who-what is it?" ? stammered, and
my tongue was thick and ray lips parch
ed as I faintly articulated the words.
"It is I," answered a voice through
the drifting fog, "it is I-your old friend
Portia-or rather Sidon ie."
"Sidonie!" I cried, "where a::o you?''
"Not far away," came the taunting
voice, "but I shall soon be ts^ich far
"Oh, Sidonie." I implored, "come to
me. Let me take your hand. I have
good news for you. Portia has forgiven
you everything and sent me here to ; .ead
I saw a white upturned j acc.
with her husband on your behalf. Come. !
You know the swamp. Lead me out, I
beg, and I will hasten with her message
to Colonel Marchmont."
Again that burst of fiendish laughter.
"Come to you-take your hand-lead
you out!" came the voice; "impossible,
you poor little gray mouse. I cannot
bother with you. I am going on another
"Oh, do not leave me, Sidonie," I im
plored. "Do not leave mc hero in this
desolate place alone."
"I must"- How strange hor voice!
Was it dying away?
"Come back; como back!" I cried in
"I cannot-I cannot-goodby-good
Scream after scream broke from my.
lips as I realized that she was leaving
me. I was well nigh insane with fright.
Just then tho fog parted like a curtain
before me, and there in tho black morass
at my feet I saw a white upturned face,
which seemed to fling a defiant smile at
me as it slowly sank from sight in tho
ooze and horrible slime.
Then, as if clutched from beneath, thc
long black hair outstretched upon the
filthy water was dragged down.
Ono slim, white hand rema ned an in
stant, fluttering like a broken winged
Then it was gone!
When they found me lying against tho
tree staring Uko a dead woman at tho
fatal spot where a life had been oblit
erated, they lifted me tenderly and car
ried mo like a child back to the house
and my room.
I did not weep. I did not faint nor
grow hysterical, but I was like stone. I
seemed to have no sensation or volition.
Over and over I saw that fearful sight.
Over and over I heard that burst of
The climax, to the nervous st rain under
which I had been for weeks nearly de
throned ruy reason.
What sav ed me?
I was lying on the broad couch before
the open fire in the library staring in
the glowing coals, seeing there again
that hideous picture, when tho door gen
tly opened and Maurice entered.
He bent over me and said gently:
"Poor little bravo fighter: You had
to succumb at last, didn't you? Coara
geous little Bunker Hill! When Icon
eider tho fortitude you hava di i 1
for weeks, I am filled with admirati a.
To think of all tho horrors you havo en
dured to be capped by that fearful ex
perience in the swamp-well, well." ho
paused as if unable to proceed.
"But," he continued after a moment's
silence, "we can't have our crack war
rior laid low. No, indeed. Just tell mo
how this plantation will ba run, who
I893.CV A'-CRICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.
"THJl you bc 777 y wife?"
will take care of Daphne, nurse Portia
well, look out for Jermyn's comfort and
-occasionally give a kind little smile to
a fussy old fellow like me?"
I smiled faintly.
"That's right. I like to see you smile,
Prudence. It lights up your plain, se
. vere little face and makes you beautiful
in my sight."
"Beautiful!" I said contemptuously.
"Yes, beautiful!" ho retorted. "Not
with the classic beauty of Portia's face
nor the diabolical witchery of that poor
creature whose beauty was her ruin, but
the beauty of goodness, kindness, loyal
ty and braver}--the beauty of holiness,
Little woman. Prudence," gently lifting
me in his arms and kissing me tenderly
on the eyes, "do you know those clear,
truthful eyes have looked down deep
in my heart? I love you. Will you be
It is said joy never kills.
The words I had longed to hear wirea
balm to my sick and tired heart. I wept,
and the tears did mo good.
I had never known love nor congenial
companionship. I had never dreamed
they could come into my colorless exist
ence. And yet my heart was as young
and fresh as a girl's and responded to af
fection as a thirsty flower extends its
cup for a drop of dew.
Love and happiness were mine at last.
Heaven was in my hands.
Vs."hen Colonel Marchmont unexpect
edly entered the room a few minutes
later, ho paused confusedly, murmured
an apology and turned to go, when
Maurice drew me to my feet, and lesu
ing mo np to our host said in '.ones of
"Jen. ya, a most astounding geograph
ica! phenomenon will be witnessed some
time within the next six mrnths. Bunker
Hill is to be transported co the shores of
Lake Ponchartrain. Congratulate me!"
BACK FROM THE DARK VALLEY.
Portia did not die. Slowly, laborious
ly, she struggled back from the valley of
thc shadow of death. For weeks her life
hiing by a thread, but tender care, de
votion and love snatched her from the
verge of th,e grave.
Only the"ghost of herself she appeared
when at last she was able to be dressed
and carried down stairs to the library.
Her feeble joy at being home once more,
thc pathetic happiness which shone in
lier great eyes-yes, even the tender lit
tle caresses she gave her favorite books
and cushions-were indescribably affect
Thc meeting between herself and her
child was sacred. I had prepared Daphne
as best I could by telling her that mam
ma had been very ill indeed; that she
must ask no troublesome questions, for
some day when she was old enough to
understand everything should be ex
plained to her; that her mamma's heart
was fol] of love for her, and she need
never fear she would be scolded or
slapped again, then took her to the door
of her mother's chamber.
Portia was bolstered up by a small
army of pillows, her sunken cheeks
lighted by a feverish glow, her languid
eyes brimming with a mother's love.
Colonel Marchmont sat hythe bed, hold
ing one wasted hand.
I opened tho door for Daphne and
drew back as the child crossed the thresh
old. I heard a half suppressed cry, a
rapturous exclamation, a rush of tiny
feet, and I knew that in that sickroom
was a little bit of heaven.
Strangely enough, Daphne at once said:
"You've been away such a long time,
mamma, I thought you were never com
She obeyed instructions and never
asked any questions, hut ever after re
ferred to the time "when mamma was
At first Portia did not seem to remem
ber what had befallen her. She appeared
conscious of having passed through some
hideous experience with Sidonie, the de
tails of which were veiled in obscurity.
We pressed her as little as possible on
the subject, trusting that with returned
health she might be able to recall the
most important points of her long and
And so it came to pass as we had
hoped. Ono radiantly lovely twilight
we sat upon the piazza. Portia, pale,
languid, but still beautiful, wrapped in
soft filmy whito shawls and laces, was
reclining in her great chai-. Maurice
lay in a hammock, idly puffing a cigar.
Colonel Marchmont sat by Portia, care
fully watching her every expression and
anticipating her every want.
The sun was just setting in royal pomp
and splendor. Long banks of fleecy
purple and crimson clouds were piled in
tho western sk}'. A mild breeze was
springing up, ruffling the tall, nodding
lilies standing in hugo jars along the
piazza and lightly lifting tho little rings
of hair on tue invalid's brow.
She (IranS in tho scene and the soft,
delicious air. She sighed in ecstasy, and
smiled at each of us in turn.
Suddenly she spoke.
"Oh, how good it is to be alivel"
Her husband lifted her hand and kissed
it with intensity.
"I remember it all now," she said
slowly. "Yes-everything. It has been
coming hack to mo little by little. I
have pieced together all those dreadful
episode-, and the whole frightful story
is before nie. I know you are all long
ing to hear it"
"Dearest, no!" interrupted her hus
band hastily, "not until you aro quite
well and strong. Don't agitato yourself.
"I am well enough nov.-, Jermyn," she
gently replied. "I am well enough to
tell you about it. I think it will be a re
lief to me."
"Very well then, dear one, if it is your
"Jermyn.," she said solemnly, laying
her hand upon his head, "I have known
for years that Sidonie worshiped you. 1
discovert d this just before our marriaaflrf
wi] 'll 011 - felling I came up:?nJiorJ^R:
library j.:: sionately kissingJJPPwhich I
"bart ?alle?~fr?in your coat. The aiscovery
shocked nie, and yet I pitied ber and
spoke kindly and tenderly to ber. You
know how I always loved Sidonie. I can
never forget the agony and despair in her
face and her voice as see cried out that I
had all in life, she nothing; that she
prayed and longed for death; that she
cursed the hour she was born. Oh, 1
pitied her-1 pitied her," and Portia's
voice, shook with sublime compassion.
There was silence for a few minutes.
Then she resumed her story:
"After that I was more indulgent and
considerate than ever to Sidonie. She
was given greater liberty. I intrusted
her with many little commissions, hop
ing that a busy life and a certain amount
of responsibility would be some compen
sation for her sad fate. But she seemed
to grow moro and more imbittered and
despairing. At last, a few days before
our marriage, she disappeared.
"Do you know," she said, looking ear
nestly at us, "I always hoped she would
opt be captured? While I shuddered at
sne thought of what her fate might be
frith her fiery temper and her inordinate
vanity, still it was a relief to me not to
see her, and I fancied that perhaps sh'.
would be happier under different en
vironments. Her value as a piece of
property never occurred to me.
"In my new home and my new lifo 1
soon forgot Sidonie, though often a re
membrance of her waywardness and her
beauty would drift in my thoughts. I
was often told of my folly in allowing
so valuable ? slave to slip ont of my
hands without greater endeavor to arrest
her; but. as I said before, I was relieved
to havo her out of my sight.
"When Jermyn was summoned to
England two years ago, it was with a
dull sensation of apprehension that 1
saw him go. Ah! my dear husband,
never can I tell you my emotion as I
watched your carriage disappear. It
seemed to me that you were going out of
my life forever.
"Yoti had not been long away when
one morning Jake came to me and asked
me what he should do about old Jezebel.
He said that she would not remain on
the plantation, but spent her time idling
about in the swamp, occasionally pre
senting herself at the quarters for her
rations, encouraging the negroes toshift
less and lazy ways and frightening them
nearly out of their wits by weird prac
tices and tales. Ho hesitated to punish
her on account of her years and because
to the other negroes sho bore a charmed
life. In fine, he did not want trouble if
it could be avoided, and would I givo
him orders in the matter. I told him I
would see Jezebel myself and directed
that she be sent to me.
"That evoning-it was just such an
evening as this-I was walking alono
through the grounds. I came to the wall
separating the plantation from thc
swamp. I had always known of tl ;
old gate, but having had no curiosity con
cerning the swamp had never oponed it.
Now, asl approached it, I thought of tho
old negress, and the audacious idea of
exploring this unknown territory sud
denly entered my head. In those days 1
did riot know fear, and therefore without
any reflection I pushed open the gate,and
sauntered along the path leading t? t'io
heart of the swamp. I decided to investi
gate old Jezebel's retreat for myself and
see the hut I learned she had built for
her use, declaring tho cabin assigned to
her at thc quarters not good enough for
an African princess, as sho proudly
claimed to be.
"I wandered on, quite enjoying tho
novelty of my walk. The sun was set
ting, and the last rays darted across tho
pines as I entered the gloomy forest." On.
on, farther I plunged into this wilder
ness and presently came out into tho
open space near Jezebel's hut.
"The old woman was sitting on tho
ground before the hut crooning and
muttering to herself. She looked not
human as she peered up at me through
the tangles of her coarse, matted gray
hair. ' For the first time I felt a trifle
afraid and glanced around nervously.
But there was no one in sight. Absurd,
I thought. How can this weak old crea
* opened the door for Daphne.
ture harm me? I spoke to her and asked
her what she was doing there. She only
stared up at me with bleared eyes and
demanded who I was.
'"I am your mistress,' I said, 'and I
am very much annoyed with you. I
hear you will not stay at the quarters
with the other slaves, but insist upon
living here alone. You cannot do this.
You are too old and feeble. You must
go back to tho plantation. It is your
, home. I will see that you are mado
"A wicked glitter came in her eyes,
and she answered that sho would not go
" 'Very well,' I said, 'since you refuse
to obey me, I shall send tho overseer
after you, and you will be taken back.'
"During this brief parley I was con
scious of a feeling that there was a
listener to our conversation. I heard no
sound. I saw nothing, but I could not
banish that curious sensation of another
presence near at hand. It was not a
pleasant feeling by any means, and I
turned to go.
" 'Wait a moment, honey,' said the
old woman suddenly. 'Como inside and
see de lubbly little house I dono got. I j
can't go fer ter leah it.'
* "Though my judgment revolted, I
nevertheless accepted her invitation, and
stepping through the low door I stood
within the miserable hut. Again that
feeling that there was some one near, so
strong this time that it amounted to
positive terror. I spoke. 'Who is here?'
"Then suddenly there was a rush. 1
was seized from behind in a strong
grasp and thrown upon the bcd. I
shrieked for help, but the old woman
quickly tied something over my mouth.
As I was lying face down on the loath
some couch, I was almost suffocated. I
knew that strong hands were securing
raine, and presently, finding myself over
come and powerless, I lost consciousness.
"When I came to myself, I was un
able to rise, being fastened down to this
pallet. I could not cry out, for my mouth
was bandaged. Old Jezebel's hideous
face was bent over me, and in the gloom
I saw another face-Sidonio's!
"I knew her instantly, though years
had gone by since I had seen her. I no
ticed even in my pain and terror that she
.vas more beautiful than ever, and then
? remarked something else. It was this:
She waa dressed in the gown 1 had worn
into the swamp, and it seemed to have
been made for her.
"I could not understand it. At first I
fancied she had come to my assistance
and smiled faintly and pleadingly up at
*ier. But she stared stonily at me and
mane no move to release me. Un the
contrary, she bent down and whispered
these terrible words in my oar:
" 'Your clay is clone. Your identity is
not destroyed, but transferred to mo.
You are no longer Portia. I am she. I
return to Swamplands and rulo there.
You remain in Dead Man's swamp-to
"Again I fainted. And after that it is^
all like a terrible nightmare-a confusion
? of harsh words, of bitter drafts, of aw
ful sounds. There were moments of
consciousness when I could see through
the half open door the glare of the red
firelight and dusky forms leaping around
it-a frightful sight; when, too, I eaw
the faces of my tormentors, Jezebel's
like a fiend and that of Sidonie sardonic
and triumphant. After many days Si
donie brought a little instrument with
which the}- pierced my arms and inject
ed their drugi and poisons. I begged
feebly for mercy, but they showed me
none. But iny bodily sufferings were as
nothing comparrd with those of my
mind. When I could realizo anything,
I thought of tho'Wicked deception bein;?
practiced'upon my husband, of my child.
Oh, God! it was terrible-terrible."
"My darling, my darling." cried her
husband, catching her to his heart, "say
no more. You will only make yourself
ill again. Stop, I beg you."
..There is not;:::!!,' J-"?oro to say,"''said
Portia feebly, smiling with brimming
eyes and tremulous lips. "There is noth
ing more to say, only that I am safe and
God is good."
Joy th.it isn't shared with some
body e'so dies yoting.
A fearful earthquake occurred
at Kutcchan, Persia recently.
Twelve thousand persons were
killed. Tbc once important and
beautiful city of 20,000 people IF
now a scene of death, desolation,
and terror. Fifty thousand cattle
wore destroyed at the same time.
A bushel of corn makes i gallons
of whiskey, which retails for $16.
Our of ibis the government gets
$3, the railroads $1^ tho manu fac
tures $4, Hie vender ^7, the farmer
forty cents, and the drinkers the
Subscribe te thet ?dgefield AD
The negro"-s of Ibo South ar-"
making grout educational progress,
and th? facilit ies for such develop
ment now available for them arr
large ano increasing greatly j Then
are n ?w more Iha'n 25*000 school?
for negroes in the Soulhern State?
pr-?pi r and hi them at least 2.250,
000 negroes have learned to read,
and generally, lo write. Last year
there were in these schools 233,
000 pupils and 20,000 teachers.
There are also in the South 15<
schools for the advanced edu?atioi
of tho negroes, and seven college^
with negro Presidents and negro
The Springfield Republican
says: Northern newspapers should
stop preaching to the South. Oiii<
has no negro problem, yet tho
people of Winchester in that Stat'
lynched a 1G year old colored boy
on Friday. On Thursday a white
man was lynched in Marfain
count}*, Indiana, On Sunday Ihre?
white men were lynched at Rus
sell, Kan., and as throwing a
little more light on Kansas civili
zation, it should bo added that a
jury in Sabina on Friday allover
$2 damages to a negro whose FOU
was lynched last April.
American Register: Rudolf
Falb, tho well-known astronomer,
has now definitely fixed the end el
Ibo world--it is thc 13th day of
November, 1890. In a lecture he
recently gave- at Leipsic he stated
it as his opinion that the erratic
comet discovered in 1SGG would
reappear in 1S00, and collide with
our globe on the abo e-named date,
or a day or two later. Should tho
collision not bring on the groat
catastrophe, he believes that it
will produce a phenomenon such
as has never boen before-namely,
a fall of shooting stars as dense as
flakes of snow, during the hours
from 2 to 5 a. m., on the loth, 14th,
and 15th of November, 1899,
Forewaruod is forearmed,
NOT I CO is hereby given that one or
more of thc cornily commissioners
will be at Craddick's Mill, and let at
9O'clock A.M. on Feb. Kith next, a
bridge Ioho erected and constructed
across little Saluda Uiver, reserving
the right to reject any ora'l b;ds.
J. A. WHITE.
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J. W. BA>. KS,
C. C. E. Cte
DURENG my absence meeting my
appointments throughout the
county, Probate Judge .J. I). Allen will
receive assessment returns of real ."nil
personal properly at his office ni Edge
Held, being furn'shed with blanks and
authority for tin t purpose.
.!. Ii. IIA LT J WANGER,
Auditor E. C.
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