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By RALPH HAMILTON
(Copyright. 1919. by tho Western Newt
. "When the parents of Waldron
Lynne asked him to go down to Earl
? ville and look up a house they could
rent from May to November, that en
terprising young man must have acted
with extreme diligence and care, for
when be returned he made the an
nouncement with enthusiasm :
"I've found you just what you want,
all ready to move into, lovely garden,
nice neighbors-in fact, a perfect jew
el of a place."
A few days later when Mr. and Mrs.
Lynne accompanied hiin to Earlville,
there were selected places they liked
much better than the one Waldron
had selected. He seemed so greatly
taken with the latter, however, that
they decided to indulge his choice.
"There was a method to the process
of our young man in influencing us to
move Into this especial neighborhood,
lt seems," remarked Mr. Lynne to his
wife a week later. "Have yon noticed
the large house on the rise in ground
In a line with this one, about a square
"Not particularl3'," replied Mrs.
Lynne. "Why?" * *
"Waldron has, and continues to do.
so. I remarked how absorbed he was
In studying its architectural beauties
and general environment through an
opera glass and took a look myself.
It appears that the garden of the Way
land place, as it is called, is a favor
ite spot with a most graceful and
prettily dressed young lady. I rallied
Waldron, basing the action on my
suspicions, and in his always frank
and truthful way be admitted the soft
impeachment of an unusual interest
in the young lady ir. question. He de
liberately stole a march on us. It
seems that when he first came here
and noticed the rert sign, he went to
the Wayland place to inquire some
thing about lt. As It might not hap
pen again in a year, Miss Isabel Vane
was alone in her garden. All the folks
were away except one servant She
was probably lonesome and she and
Waldron were mutually attracted to
one another. Anyhow, he remained
there a whole forenoon and he has
managed to meet her away from her
nome several times since then."
"Why not at her home?" asked Mrs.
J "Ah ! there ls the crux of the whole
affair. Miss Isabel Vane is an orphan
and an heiress with two guardians,
one at Brocton, the other here. She
equally divides the year between the
two. John Wayland, who? lives yon
der, is a crotchety, stern, ssuplclous
' old bear who is so afraid that his love
ly ward will fall a prey to some schem
ing fortune hunter, that he watches
her as a cat does a mouse.
"Poor boy!" said Mrs. Lynne.
Mr. Lynne had outlined conditions
correctly. Isabel Vane and his son
had met a sufficient number of times
to cement an acquaintance that had
very nearly culminated in unexpress
ed, but mutual love. John Wayland
had seen *to lt that the young people
did not meet. Tie denied Isabel no
rational pleasure that money could
huy. but at once set about arranging
to remove her to her other guardian,
many miles away from Earlville.
Just one letter Waldron had man
aged through craft and caution to get
to Isabel. In it he had Impetuously
confessed his sentiments toward her.
He entreated a reply, encouraging, if
it could be so. and then hinted at a
campaign where love laughed at lock
smiths. ' A day passed by, two days,
but he received no reply, and he was i
at a point of desperation. He did not I
make allowance for the fact that the
watch and ward of John Wayland had i
been set to a method where every
move of Isabel was under the closest
cynosure. It was torture complete to ?
sit at the open window of his room and
take within the range of his vision so
distantly a sight of the dainty, flitting
form of his Inamorata. Archery was
about the sole recreation of Isabel,
and as he noted her In its pursuit he
likened the punctured targets to the
poignant wounds separation occa
sioned to his own longing and lacerat
At the, end of the third day of anx
ious, woeful walting, Waldron made
np his mind that Miss Vane was not
inclined to favor his suit. Had lt been
otherwise, he reasoned, she surely
would have found some way of com
municating with him. He made up
his mind to go to the city, immerse
himself in business and forget bis
misery and disappointment. He wis
seated dejectedly on . a garden seat
when his little brother Willis came up
?J??fe, waldron!" he hailed, "won't
you make me a bow to shoot with?
See, I found a beautiful arrow right
under the window of your room."
As Waldron casually too!: the ar
row, he aroused to sudden animation.
A folded compact fragment of paper
was discernible, wedged into the cleft
of the feather guide. He opened it
and a wild joy sprang to his eyes, lt
read. "This is my only way of telling
you that Tuesday I shall be on the
train bound for my guardian at Broc
ton. If you will also be a passenger,
I will tell you what I think of your
And the train in question hore Isa
bel Vane not to her guardian at Broc
ton, but into the lasting charge of a
The connecting link between the Chero-Cola
Bottler and the Chero-Cola consumer is found in
the slogan-"perfect service."
Whether it be to serve soda fountain trade, groceiry store or
v refreshment stand, this service is
always the same.
The rapidly growing demand-for Chero
Cola makes fleets of motor trucks do service
to furnish the supply.
This is only one reason for Chero-Cola's
Our Christmas Stock
Months ago before the markets were, congested and
before the prices greatly advanced we ordered our
Christmas stock, the best and largest assortment we
have ever shown.
We invite Santa Claus to come in and see our beau
tiful dolls, automatic toys, vases, china novelties, pic
ture books, holiday books, beautiful stationery in holi
day boxes. We have tried to anticipate the wants of
our friends of every age and can supply their needs at
reasonable prices. Our holiday goods are within the
reach of every purse.
We will have on display a large assortment of fire
works, just what the children want. Our stock of
fruits and nuts of all kinds will be replenished almost
daily until the needs of all our friends are supplied.
We have made a special effort to have the best as
sortment of Christmas candy we ever had. See our
beautiful boxes of candy that are real works of art.
Then, too, we have all kinds in bulk and can supply your
?very wish. Come in to see us before supplying your
H. C. Mitchell Pharmacy
FOR SALE: A Ford touring car
with starter. Apply to
H. H. SMITH, JR.
Keep an eye on Edgefield. Watch
YON?E & MOONEY.
We will pay that sum for sufficient
proof that we have not filled orders
for Ford cars in their regular turn,
according to date filed. We have no
preferences or favorites. We fill all
orders according to the date filed.
YONCE & MOONEY.
This is to notify the public that I
forbid hunting and all other forms of
trepassing on my lands. Those who
disregard this notice will be punished
as provided by law. I do not except
C. L. TURNER.
Why Use Bank Drafts?
Why do the large business houses with whom you
deal always ask you to remit by "bank draft."
Because they know it h the safest and mosteconom*
ical way to remit funds. We advise all our custom
ers to get the habit of using our drafts. They are in
expensive, absolutely safe and expedient. You cannot
lose money transmitted in this way and always have
an automatic record of your transactions. If you do
not thoroughly understand the bank draft system we
will be glad to explain it to you.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
CAR LOAD OF
I have just received at Johnston a car load of fresh,
mare mulesf rom Tennessee and Kentucky, and it
will pay any one who contemplates buying to see
these at once.
There are twenty-five of these fine mules which I
will sell or trade.
My friends of both Edgefield and Saluda county
are invited to see these.
. ?. Strother
JOHNSTON, S. C.