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FITE MILLION POMPS.
By T. WEJllss KHE8>.
CHAPTER XIV CONTINUED.
''Daisy," I said, trying hard to subdue my
excitement, "are you awaro that the power
of attorney which you signed tho other day
makes me for tho present absolute master of
all your property? You navo constituted
me your other self. While you aro in con
finement bore I can go whr<re I wi:I and do
what I please in your name, ns your repre
sentative. Aro you willing that I should
make full use of these powors?"
"Oh, yes," she cried; "who can use them
?"Then, darling, I shall make my first use
of them by putting a veto upon you. I
wane you to promise that you will on no
account allow Dr. Branksome to see 3'ou
uutil we meot again. You know they will
allow no one to visit you now unless you de
sire it Will you promise?"
*'I will promise anything yon wish."
?"Then I must tell you that I sh-dlgo direct
from here to Gro.it Lorton, in order that 1
may search tho hall from tho roof to the
cellars, if necessary, for proof of your inno
cence. The first thing I have to find is that
parcel of strychnia. Can you help me?"
Sho shook hor head doubtfully. "I wish
I could; but I cannot recall what I did
with it" ?
*By the way," I said, "do you know this?"
I took from my pocket the rusted knife or
dagger which I had found on my bed on the
ni;ht chat I s*ept at the hall
Sho looked at it. and then the color dyed
ber cheeks once more.
"5V here did you find it?" sho asked.
"In my bedroom?lb" haunted chambar."
?"Ah, I remember!" sho cried, "I remember
u.ow where I placed tho paison! It is in tho
secret passage leading to the haunted room."
"Do you indeed remember, my darling?
Aro you sure?"
?"Quite, quite sure. Stay, let mo toll you
?71. On that night when my uncle heard,
after ho had said good night to you, of what
bad passed 1 etween us in tbo garden, ho
camo to my room. I had not gone to bed,
for I was thinking of ull that you had been
saying to me. Wo had a dreadful scene, as
you know. Some ono had poisoned h?
mind. Ho told me I should never sec you
again, and I was in despair. Then I remem
bered that you were to sleep in the haunted
room, and that there was a private stair
leading to it from tho drawing room cor
ridor. I resolved to scud you a letter,
so that you might not ieavo tho hall
thinking that I was unfaithful to you.
My maid and 1 had discovered the |
passage shortly before, and knew that it led
up to your room, which was entered by
means of a sliding panel. I wrote the note,
and gave it to her to take to your chamber
when she was certain you wero asleep. Sho
went with it; but returned almost im
mediately to say that sho could not movo
tho paiv?I. "Wo looked about for something
by which to open it, and I saw this old knife
iu its sheath. It was given to me as a curl
osity, years njo, l#y nn old s?ai!or. Taylor,
my maid, took the knife, and went back to
your room. When she returned sho told
nie that she had placed tho note upon your
piilo'.v, but that at tho moment when sho did |
so you i id moved in your sleep; and in her
fright she had left tho room at once, forget
ting to bring the knifo with her."
"Then thero was no ghost but the onn you
sent to m-2, darling! Put about tho strj-chaia;
for that is about the most important thing
of all now."
"I placed it on a shelf over tho door by
which tho secret stair is entered. It was tho
sight of tho knifo which reminded rao im
mediately of tho plac ?."
I rose breathio.-s with excitoment
"My darling, by Gcd'shelp, nil will yet be
?well. But 1 must not delay a moment
1 strained, her in my arms, and kissed her
passionately. Half an hour afterwards I
was on my way to Great Lorton, having
dispatched a telogram to Mr. Eastmead. beg
ging him to meet me at tho Barton railway
1 found tho chief con-table waiting for me
on the platform at Barton. Liko other men
"in tho force," ho was probably happier
when engaged in bringing a criminal to
justice than wkon he was saving an innocont
person from nn unjust punishment But in
Daisy's case ha showed as much zeal as
though ho had been ono of hor personal
friends, and I had no need to complain of
the interost he displayed when 1 told him
tho errand upon which I was bout, and tho
important facts which I had elicited during
my visit to the prison.
"I want you to accompany mo in my
search through the hall, Mr. Eastmead, both
because you will be an unimpeachablo wit
ness rogarding any discovories I may make,
and because I may need to appeal to tho aid
.of the law in my task. For you will under
stand that I shall not do things by halves.
This power of attornoy makes me Miss
StancliaVj legal representative, and 1 shall
use all my rights under it, not only to provo
her innocence, but, if possible, to discover
who tho guilty person is."
"You have set yuur-olf a hard task, Mr.
Fenton," he replied; "hut thero is somo
bopo of success; for I am quite certain that,
as yet, we do not know the truth."
Wo had to walk* from Little Lorton station
to tho ball. My interview with Daisy had
taken place in the -jariy morning, and it
was barely' two o'clock' In tho afternoon
when 1 found myself once more standing on
the broad terraco in front of tho quaint oil
The f.rU. person I saw was the evil-omened
Flint t. He came forward with an insolent
air an 1 demanded my business.
"My business, sir, might very well bo to
give you into custody Cortha oulrag-i which
you committed upon me. As it is, 1 nm here
in tho exorcist of my rights, and have noth
ing to say to you."
"You won't set into the hall, at all events," I
be said, doggedly.
"Nono of that nonsense," interposed the |
chiel constable, "or I shall have to take you '
into my hand-, my man. Mr. Fetiton, I im- I
ngino, i-* tho only person who has any rights j
s~ here, if It comes to t.'w."
At that moment I saw Dr. Brnnksomo |
sauntering along tho terrae:? from tho direc- !
tlon of the (jardiiti He locked genuinely .
surprised wheu he saw who it was with I
whom Flint^r wca having this altercation, j
(/ ?oatne 'trwurd with quickened step, and I
bis usual air of bland gravity.
"Mr. Fenton! Mr. Eastmeadl This is an
"Possibly," Isaid, all tho suspicions of the
man which during tiio last few hours had
risen In my mind betraying th-nnsclvcs in
my face and voice, "i am here, however,
Dr. Branksome, as the representative of
Miss StnnclilTo, and, as you will see, I am
accompanied by Mr. Eostuutad, as the rep
resentative of the law."
"I think, sir, you for?ct yourself," replied
Branksome. "I have no wish to cast any
doubts upon the sincerity of your interest in
tho unfortunate lady whoso guardian i am,
but I have the honor to bo the only person
who can claim to be her legal representa
My hot blood mounted to my cheeks, and
I was about to answer him angrily, when
Eastmead again interposed.
"This gentleman, Dr. Branksome, acts un
dor a power of attorney from Miss SlaucluTc.
You will hardly dispute his right to repre
sent her when vou know that"
"A power of attorney! Monstrous! Im
possible! She would never have signed such
a document without consulting me."
"Dr. Bronksomo," I said, "wo will not
bandy words, if you please. I hold this
power of attorney, and I thank God that I
do so; and now 1 am going into this house to
look for, and I beliovo to find, tut proofs of
the innocence of tho girl whom you prc
fessod to shield and lolt to die."
"My dear fellow," reforted Branksomo,
with just tho suspicion of a sneer in his
tones, "why will you bo always so melodra
matic) if you had told me at first what
your object was, you would not have needed
any power of attorney to get admittance to
this home. By all means enter and wel
He threw open the door in front of which
wo had been standing, and, bowing politely,
waited till we had preceded him.
In the hall I turned and said, "I have oomtj
nere, Dr. Brauksome, to make a general
search through tho house; and although, as
Miss Stauclitre's legally appointed represen
tative, I can take any course I pleaso, I have
no objection to your accompanying me in
"My ^co 1 sir," he retorted, "I think you
must really excuse me, You havo not come
hero in a very friendly fashion this after
noon, and you can hardly be surprised if,
under ihe circumstances, I conceive that it
may I e more satisfactory to yourself, as it
certainly wi'l I .< to me, that you should go
about your work in your own way. At tho
sani" tin'-, whenever you wish fo- luncheon
you will rind it on tho table, and 1 shall be
bapj y to join you. Of course, as Miss Stan
chile's representative, you need havo no feel- !
ing of delicacy about making your wishes in
that matter known."
His perfect coolness and composure had !
their iff-ct upon me, and that lightning j
flash In which 1 had seen him for an instant j
'at a villain of colossal iniquity, failed more 1
and more completely from my memory.
But I lost no time in beginning my search.
Mary Taylor, Daisy's maid, was summoned
and cnme quickly, as did Mrs Ovvthcrno,
who had returned broken-hearted to tho
hall at the close of the trial. I soon ex- !
plained to the cirl that what wo wanted to
mo was tho door leading to the privato ,
staircase. She looke 1 somewhat confused
when i told her this; probably she reeoll.'ctod j
the Ins: oceusion on which sho had herself i
n.ade u<o of that door.
lVo found that tin door was in one of tho
paneled recesses of tho drawing room corri-. j
dor. It had no handle, and any one might
have passed it a hundred times without per- !
coiving its existence. Taylor pressed the
door in tho middle, and it slowly opened, re- :
vealingjastaircase, narrow, dirty and dusty,
"Mr E-isJmpad," I said, "you represent
the law, an I 1 leave it to you to make the \
fliSt attempt to verify tho statement which
Mis- StaiiclifFe has made to mo."
"Brill;? a light h-re," said tho officer; and
one of tili; many servants, who wero watch
in?: tu in wonder, darted into tho adjoining '
room, BTlrt quickly reappc.'ireU with a lljjhtoil !
wax candle. Taking this in his hand, Enst
mcoil passed through tho door. I could see j
him moving the candle to and fro, and then
he uttered a siight exclamation and closed
the door upon us. Immediately afterward
be opened it and came cut into the corridor, ,
begrimed with dust and cobweb?, but wear- ,
intr an air of triumph on his face.
"I have found this on the narrow ledge or
shelf above tho door Inside," ho said.
He held out to mo, as he spoke, a small ]
parcel wrapp"d in paper that had once been
wh te. 1 -e./.e 1 it with feverish cagorness. .
Pasted i pon it was a label, bearing hi writ
inp the uddress: "Miss StunclifTo, Groat Lor
ton Had," and in print tbo word "Poison" in j
large letters, and tho name and address of I
Smirk.', the Little Lorton chemist. Tho
parcel was sealed, aud wo saw that tho seal
bore Smirke's name.
I could not restrain the cry of joy aud
thankfulness which broke from my lips.
"My friends," I said to tho men and
women around me, "your poor mistress will
yet be saved."
Mrs. Cawthorno burst into tears, as did
mo^t of the women. I can only answer for
myself among tho men. I could not keep
bnck the tear.-, of joy which wero welling
from my eyes.
It now occurred to mo that, as most of the
rooms in the hall hnd lveu searched by tho
police under Mr. E'istniead himself at the
timo of Daisy's arrest, I might begin my
own investigation by exploring this secrot
passage in which wo had already found so
important a piece of evidence. Bidding tho
servants ivuiniii where they wero, wo slowly
climbed tho narrow winding stair. It led
into a corridor equally narrow and very
long, cnliglitC'd and ill-ventilated, to that
;u, *!: onec the candle which Eastmoad
can e l -edited to be on the point, of expir
At the end was apparently a blank wall of
dark oak-. But looking closely tit it I do- .
to ted the phen where the girl hnd intro
duced li e knife on the night when she had
brought to me the note from Daisy. I had
br< light the knife with mo, and in another
in.-t it;'., "r' means it, ; !iu<l caused tho
pan -! lo siide into a recess. It revealed an
opening ol lue depth of tho wall, beyond
which there v.a> nn;.!her panel. This 1 v-.n
aLle lu move without dillleulty. I pushed it
aside with my hand. Still the way was
barred, hut upon this occasion it was noth
ing more substantial than tho heavy leather
hangings o( the haunted room. Great inge
nuity had b-eii shown in the arrangement by
Rhifli an openiug co''i'u he made at will
tlm ugh these hangings without any evidence
of its existence being afforded to an occupant
of t he room.
Once more I found myself in that wcll-rc
meinlieri'd clinml?er. It looked cold nnd
dark despite its bundsome furniture, Ap
parently it had not been occupied since tlio
night when I slept ti.ero. 1 opened tho door
leading into the littks sitting room where I
hud breakfasted by myself on ti:e morning
on which I left the hall. To my surprise it ,
showed signs of having l?een recently occu
pied. Ti. re was a book lying on tho table.
1 n cognizi d it instantly. It was the coj>v of
Guy and Ferrier's "Forensic Medicine,"
which ? h.ul stu ?<?l so intently during tnr
Imprisonment on board thu yacht
"We are in the enemy's stronghold," I
said to F.astnmnl. And I bade him take the ?
book in his band and see where it opened.
He did so with tho result which I exjK-cled. ,
He shook his head gravely. "I think. Mr. I
Fenton, wo shall bo' justified in taking a
very clo-e look at any thing wo ear. tind
Thero were several books on tho tablo.
They were for tho mot;t part old account
books, some of them bearing Flinter's name.
They apparently related to transactions
which had taken place some years previously
in Australia One volume was of a different
kind. It was a chuap metallic memorandum
book, such as a man like Flinter might very
well have used for the purp so of keeping
not^s of in/-Mclpr)t<5 of importance. Eastmead
tcok it up and opened i-. Fur somo timo he
appeared to bo examining it with a lr-ok of
bewilderment 0:1 his honest face.
"I can't make any tiling of this, can you/
He handed tho open book to me, and to
my disappointment I saw that, whatever
might be the nature of its contents, I was
none the wiser through possessing it Every
page was covered with cabalistic marks liko
nothing I had ever seen before.
"I think we may as woll leave that behind
in," said the chiof constable. * "But I am
going to take these other books to exainino
at my leisure."
I acquiesce! for tho moment in his pro
posal to leavo the little note book in ciphor
where we had found it, but beforo wo had
completed our close examination of tho two
rooms I had changed my mind, and without
any scruple regarding the robbery I was
committing upon the unconscious Flinter, I
slinp-d tho volumo into my pockot
It would bo tedious to toll of the long
hours which we spent in examining tho other
portions of tho hall. Nowhere did wo find
any evidence that soomcd to bear on tho
crime of which tho place had been the scone.
Indeed, Eastmead warned mo beforehand
that this would probably bo the result Tho
ono pai t of tho hall which had oscaped his
not ico on his first visit had boon the secret
stairc ise. Tho other articles which ho had
found, and which might possibly be of uso
against Flinter, had evidently been brought
to the hall after our party had landed from
the yacht, uud consequently after Daisy's
When our tedious task was completed, we
went to the dining room, whoro we found
Dr. Branksomo awaiting us. Cold moat, and
wiii'.? wero upon the tablo; and wo woro so
thoroughly exhausted by our labors that wo
were glad to make a hurried meal beforo de
parting to catch tho last train to York. I
did not care to talk much to Branksome.
He had heard of tho discovery of the strych
nia, bat said wonderfully little about :t. I
thought, indeed,, that for once som-jthing
must have occurred to stay the flow of his
JAMES GIIEGSON'S STORY.
It was late at night when I got back to
York, excited and elated by tho great dis
covery 1 had made. A letter from Harding
awaited me, in which ho told of the stops he
was taking for the purpose of finding Grog
son. Tbrouicti Uns celebrated detective Max
Biclski he b lieved ti:at ho might at last gut
on his track, though tho chase would un
doubtedly be a difficult one. I did not go to
bed until 1 had answered the letter and
given Harding a full account of my visit to I
the hall. I concluded by imploring him to
come to ni?? at. once, if that were possible, so
that we might advise as to tho next meus
ures to he tnktm.
"A gentleman is waiting to see you, sir,
downstairs." It was early the next morn
ing, while 1 was at breakfast in my private
rouin at the hotel, that I received this inti
"Do yon know his name?"
"No, sir; ho would not givo 1110 his nnmo,
but ho said I wns to toll you that ho came
from Mr. Harding."
"Slvw him up at once."
The stranger was a short man, with pow
erful framo, clean shavon face, and bright
eyos that seemed to see everything at once.
"Beg pardon, sir, for intruding," ho said,
addressing mo with a business liko nir; "I
thought you might not wish to have my
name spread over tho house, for you seo it
is rather a well-known nnmo now, sir; I am
the detective Mr. Harding has been employ
ing on your account I Del'"
"Yes, Max Biebki at your service, sir."
He pulled a note book out of his pocket and
opening it continued: "I understand you
want to moot with a party of tho name of
James Gregson, aged about thirty, tall and
fair haired. "Well, Mr. Fenton, don't bo
offended, but I must toll you at once that
that description won't give mo any help in
finding the man. You seo, sir, thero aro
thousands of tall, fair haired men of thirty
walking about the streets; as for the name,
you may bo sure that Mr. Gregson Is not
Mr. Gregson now, if he has any reason to |
wish to keep iii hiding. You will have to
toll ine something more."
"But I am afraid that Is just what I can
"Woll, we'll see, sir. You must exftiso mo
putting you through your catechism, Mr.
Fenton. It must be dono if I'm to lay hold
of your man."
And In a surprisingly short spaco of time
Mr. Bielski had made himself the master of
all thi particulars, good, bad and indiffer
ent, which I knew about Gregson, including
even the story Daisy had told mo. When I
told him of tho photograph of Daisy I had
picked up in tho railway carriage after
Gregson left it, ho at once asked mo for it;
!in(l_vory reluctantly, for it wa3 tho only
portrait of my darling which I possessed?I
parted with it to him.
At the end of an interview of three-quar
ters of an hour tho dotoctivo pulled out his
watch, and rising hastily said: "I must bo
off, Sir. I've just timo to catch the express
back to town."
"But uro you going to London to find
Gregson? My own opinion is that you'll find
Uim somewhere ubuui here."
"That is my opinion also, sir: and no
doubt if I had three months to sparo I could
lay a heavy wagor that 1 should 'nab'him
in this very city of York beforo the end of
that time. But you see, sir, it is a matter of
life and death; and a single day might make
all tho difference; so I must loiiuw thu sale
clow you have given me, and not the uncer
"And what is the safe clow/"
"The timo about which Gregson landed in
England from Melbourne. This is all I havo
to go upon. I must track him down from
that hour to the present. Good day to you,
sir." And in another iustaut he was hurry
ing oft to catch the ten o'clock express to
Tho remainder of that day I spent in con
sultation with our solicitor, and in awaiting
the arrival of Harding. He came to York
by an evening train, und pressed my hand
nlT< etionately when wo met upon the rail
"What do j-ou say, Harding; shall wo ap
ply to tho homo secretary at onco on the
strength of the discovery of the strychniaT'
"No, we must wait Don't look disap
pointed, my dear fellow. As soon as I re
ceived your letter this morning I hurried ofF
to Behnore's chambers and was fortunate
enough to get five minutes of his precious
tiuio. ludeod, 1 beliuvo ho gave mo lully fif
teen minutes if tho truth tntut bu told I
read your letter to him and asked him his
advico. '1 should liko to consult Grango be
fore I say anything,' was his answer."
"You mean the judgo."
"Precisely. Our oue hope, you know, is iu
tho judge. It will rest with him in the end
I whether there is to be a pardon or not; and
' Belmore, who knows that all his sympathies
are on our side, ia anxious to tako him along
with us in every step."
Accustomed as I had been to see in a judge
only tho awful being clothed in a mediaeval
costume, who dispensed life and death,
liberty and slavery, from the judgment seat,
I couM hardly realise the fact that suck a
man should bo full of active human sym
pathy, oven on behalf of a fellow creature
whom he had just doomed to the- gallows.
So it was. however.
"Well," continued Harding, "I had a note
at four o'clock from Belmore to say that
Grange was very much pleased to hear of
this discovery, which would of courso neod
to bo properly authenticated; but thatsome
[ thing further must bo obtained?something
if possible tending to break down the ovi.
aonce as to motive?bofore any stops wero
taken at the home office. You seo it is not
a commutation of tho sentence that wo
want?it is a free pardon."
"Yes," I answered, feclfng doprossed and
disappointed, for I had thought that all our
troubles were at an end now that wo had
discovered the strychnia, "I suppose wo
must go on, but I confess that I seom to bo
at tbo end of my resources."
"Now, my good fellow, you must not givo
up in despair. Let us wait until wo havo
caught Gregson. Who knows what ho can
I sat in gloomy meditation. Four precious
days had already passed. It is truo that
thoy had not been wasted; but Daisy still
lay under her awful doom, which was
hourly drawing nonrer to her. A heavy
sigh broke from my lips. -
Harding, evidently anxious to divert my
thoughts, asked mo to tell him all tho par
ticulars of my visit to the hall, and I com
plied with his request
"Havo you got tho memorandum book you
picked up in tho room Flintor had boon
"Yes," I said, and threw it across tho
table to him.
Ho opened it and looked at it long and
carefully. Alas! Nothing was to be made
out of it Pago after page was filled with
hieroglyphics liko the following:
y -*- '4/,.*..* '9".
h*~/%^y v \f ?A, f<??
<(? '?// v h -u *i ^/
/?? ' +'/ ~* ^^izV
Harding studied ilia L>ook for nearly half
an hour, often making jottings on a sheet
of paper and referring again and again to
particular pages Ho laid it down wearily
"I can do nothing with it," ho said. "It is,
ovidontlysome very intricate form of cipher.
Such things aro to be road, however, and wo
must bavo this rend. Wo cannot afford tn
leso any chance of hitting upon a clew."
"But whom can you got to read it?"
"We must think that over. Perhaps
Bielski may be able to give us somo assist
Tho noxt day wr.s spent in a journey to
Barton at the request of Enstmea I. From
Barton wo went with Eastmead to Little
Lorton for tho purpose of seeing Sniirke, the
chemist. Thnt -jwrson immediately recog
nized tho parcel found in the secrot staircase
at tho hail a-; being that in which ho had
wrapped the strychnia sold to Daisy. But
ho was able to afford additional proof of tbo
identity of tho parcel. On removing tho
sealed outer wrapper ho showed us an inner
covering, on which tho label was repeated,
wiiii the address, and, in addition, the date,
"Oct 7," in tho chemist's own handwrit
ing. Thero was, therefore, no longer any
doubt that, so far as the mere possossion of
strychnin at the timo of tho murdor was
concerned, tho ovidonco given against Daisy
at her trial had been absolutely neutralized.
Affidavits describing tbo discovery nnd iden
tification of tho parcel were duly niado on
the same day by Sntirko, Eastraoad and my
self before ono of the Barton magistrates.
Two days passed without any further
progress being made. It was a whole week
s'neo Daisy's condemnation, and only two
more remained to us in which to save her.
My impatience was at fovor height, and
Harding had a hard task to keep mo in any
degreo calm or self-possessed. I had not
dared to seok another interview with my
darling. Until tho question of lifo and death
was settled in ono way or tho other, I felt
that to see hor onco more would only be to
torture her uselessly, and to rob mo of tho
little strength which I still had left But
through tho chaplain of tho jail 1 was in
constant communication with her. Every
duy 1 wrote to her, and sho knew that I was
living for her sake and bar's alone.
This fir.it week, I say*, had come to an end
before we heard anything more of Bielski.
It was Sunday ovening, and I was sitting by
myself, wearily seeking for somo fresh clow
which might hitherto havo escaped my at
tention, when tho detectivo was suddenly
ushered into my room.
"Good ovening, Mr. Fenton. I'm afraid
you think I bavo boon a long time over my
work; but it has been as stiff a job as I have
had for somo time. Tho fellow has dono
nothing but double and take fresh names.
If it had not been for that photograph you
lent mo I should have been baiilod at Last."
"And you?havo you found him/'' I cried
? Yes, sir, ho's hero at your service; but
before I bring him in to seo you 1 should like
to givo you a hint. I don't know whether
you'll find him n willing witness or tho re
ver-o; but if tho latter, just ask him if he
remembers Smith & Sharp, of Graceckurch
streot. That will fetch him soou enough,
sir. You suu hu got iulu trouble thero ten
years ago, and lias been wanted ever since.
I'll wait outsido till you havo bad your talk
He was leaving tho room, when Harding,
who bad just heard of the detective's arrival,
entered, nnd in a few words was informed of
"Let BivlskI make himself useful while hu
is waiting," said Harding; "givo him that,
I handed tho littlo notebook to tho detec
tive. He looke 1 at it gravely.
"I wonder if I can crack this nut? It's a
hard one; but I'll tr\\"
We withdrew, and in two minutes the door
was opened, and Mr. James Gregson entered
with tho impudentsmile upon his face which
I knew so welL Bowing with an nir of
familiarity, which was not without a dis
tinct tou-.-h of insolonce, ho looked from me
to Harding, as though inquiring the reason
which had led us to take so much trouble to
find him. Beneath this outward assumption
of self confidence 1 thought I could catch signs
that tho follow was not quito so much at his
ease as he wished to appear. I invited him
to take a seat, aid gravely stated to him the
object I had in Baking him out
[TO BE COXmUED.]
After Forty years*
expericnco in tho
preparation of moro
than Ono Hundred
Thonsand applications for patents in
tho United Slates and Foreign conn
tries, tho publishers of tho Scientifio
American continuo to act as solicitors
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rights, etc., fortfcn United States, and
to obtAin pat cuts in Canada, England. France,
Gormany, and all othor countries. Their experi
ence is unoqualcd and their facilities aro unsai'
Drawings and specifications prepared and filed
In tho Patont Offlco on short notice Terras very
reasonable. No charge for oiamination of raodols
or drawings. Advice by mail free.
Patoots obtained through Mtmn.tOo.aronoticed
intho SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,whioh has
tho largest circulation and is tho most influential
nowepaper of its kind published in tho world.
Tbo advantages of such a notico overy patcntoo
This lorgo and splendidly illustrated nowspapor
is published WEEKLY at $3.00 a yoar, and ia
admitted to bo tho be it paper dovotcd to science,
mechanics. Inventions, engineering works, and
othor departments of industrial progress, pub
lished in any country. It contains tho names of
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each wook. Try it four months for ono dollar.
Sold by all novfsdealors.
If you havo an invention to potont writo to
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Handbook about patents mailed free.
State of South CaroliHa, Comity of Orange
burg?Court of Common Pleas
By virtue of a certain execution issued
out of said Court, and to bit directed, I will
sell in front of the Court House, on Mon
day, the (ill) of December next, during the
legal hours, all the right, title and interest
of W. C. llivcs, in and to the following de
scribed real estate. To wit:
ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OF
LAND, containing fifty five acres, more or
less, and known as Tract No. 1. of Home
ALSO LOT NO.:: of Swamp Tract, con
taining one hundred and sixty-four acres,
more, or less. The same being that portion
of the cstale lauds of the late Wm. T.
Rives, allotted to W. C. Hives as his share
of said estate (Sec plat attached to judg
ment roll in case of II. II. Moss, Adminis
trator, vs. W. C. Rives, et al.)
Levied on as the property of W. C. Hives
at the suit of Gco. II. Coriiolsou, ct al.
Term.-?Cash, and purchaser to pay for
papers, and if terms are not complied with
will ho resold al risk of former pur
chaser. A. M. SALLEY,
Xov is-:; Sheriff O. C.
Sale ol' ICeac Blsial??.
?TM I F. l'XI.'Ki;s!iiNKn WILL
A sell at public auction on Hie salcsday
in December next, in front of the Court
House, the following deserilioii real estate,
for the purpose of paying oil the debts of
Jeah W. .Moselev, deceased. To wit :
ALL THAT "LOT OH PARCEL OF
LAND, with live small buildings thereon,
situate, lying and being in the City of
Orangeburg, containing lour acres, more or
less, and hounded by lands now or former
ly of Samuel Dibble. George Bolivcr, Es
tate lands of W. A. .J. Si-trunk and lauds
of the South Carolina 1! lilway Company.
Term:?? Inc-hiilf cash. Credit |Mirti?n to
be secured by bond ;.: d mortgage of the
premises, time twelve months; purchaser
or purchasers to pay for papers and refold
The above described property will be sold
at private .-ale if desired hy parties wishing
to purchase .same. Gmid titles will U* given.
JULIA I). MOSELEV,
Xov is- Qualified Executrix.
'?'ist- frliitV Oi'StOta i Ii X'UVU?KH.
UY BEKJ. I*. IZLAn, Esq., PKOBATE JUDOK.
VIMIKIIEAS, J. W. 11. Berry and A. F.
i > Cooner have made suit, to me to grant
them Letters of Administration of the
Estate and effects id W. G. Fairey:
THESE A HE TIIEHEFOH E to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred ami
Creditors of the -aid W. G. Palrey, de
ceased, that they he and appear, before me,
in the Court of Probate, to he held at Or
angeburg Court House en the,'loth day of
November next, after publication hereof, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, to shew cause, if
any they have, why the said Administration
should liol be granted.
Given under my hand, this 15th day of
November, Anno Domini 188U.
UEXJ. P. fXLAlt,
Xov IS- Probate .Indue O. C.
'I'he State of Soul Ii C'sirolina,
011 ANGEBUIM! CO I .'NT V.
BY UENJ. l\ IZIiAlt ESQ., l'UOUATE JUDGE.
T717IIEREAS, William J. Taylor has
T t made.-nit to me, to gi ant Iii in Letters
of Administration of the Estate and ef
fects of Manly Blackmail: THESE AHE
THEREFORE lo cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and
Creditors of the said Manly .'.'.l.teknian, de
ceased, that they be and appear, before
me, in the Court ?f 1'robate, to be held at
Orangeburg Court House on the 1st day of
December, next, after publication here
of, at II o'clock in the forenoon, to shew
I cause, if any they have, why tint said Ad
ministration should not be. granted.
Given under mv hand, this ljih day of
November, Anno Domini, isstl.
Br.N.j. V. Izi.Ai:,
Xov US- Probate Judge 0. C.
Office op County Commissioned, i
OiiANCimuiui, s. c, Nov. u, iant\. \
VOTICJ-: IS 11KUEHY tilArJ2N
i-i Ilia! IIa; Hoard of County Commis
sioners will receive sealed bids on or before
the tir-t day of December, l>S<?, at l'2o'clock
M? for the purpose of lelting mil a con
tract to suppi r! the paupers o? said County
for one jcar.
The conlitactoi will Ik; required to exe
cute a bond for I he faithful performance ol
S|K'cili'-ation can be seen at this ollice.
The Board reserves the right lo reject
tiny and idl bids.
jjy ordei of I lie Board ol < 'uinit\ ('t ...
mh-sioiiers, < 'ramel'Uij! Count;.
I B. H. MOSS,
'?>'???> |s-j Clerk Comity Ci'iimiissiMiieis.
I I-! I'DKSI DENT'S (>!?' Til K VA -
i rluiis farnwi's' club.-,, throughout 111-'
j f'i.;m!v. ale I..-:-.-!?v <??',?? ? |o fall tlvir
' respective .-]11i? -. P-ueti.'-.- ilf iouiih Satur
day in this iiioitlh tor purp.I elect
im] delegates In the regular meeting of the
j Oraugehnrg Farmer* Asswiatioii, which
; will lie l.eld al the <'mir! llmis-c on the |ir-t
Mmiday in De? embci.
.1 E. WANN A MA KEH,
Pn si.h id l-'.tniicr.V A- ? iatiou <?.' .
j Kxerwlor"* >an'.
5>Y YIH'n'K DF \N tM.'DKi; OK
i > Uic Piobal- CmiiI I will sell at the
i late p-id.?!!? ?? ol Ephraim Cummiiigs, de
ceased, all the jM-rsmial property belonging
to said Estate, consisting H Ilm-es, Wagon,
Household and KU? heu furniture, X*:, on
the lirsl day of December m-xl
?jViin---' ash on ddivciv ol properly.
JaMES F. l/.LAH,
Nov lH-J Qualified Exeeiitur.
ii ? ??? 111 of City Ci.euk ash Tteasukuh, I
iin\M.t;m i.o. S. Nov. I.", 188??. \
VTOTK K LS IIKKEIJY CIN'EX
;\ thai the Lilv Council will elect on Fri
dav, ?eeember fird, 188?, a Uimp-Iighter
at'twenty-'wo dollar.-per month, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignalioii of Mr.
George Ritter. Applications for the same
will be revived al this ollice till that date.
C. ?. K0HTJO1IN,
s^'uv 18- Clerk of Council.
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, WAG
11 swing bought the right for Orangeburg
County in the Celebrated Nun & Epps
Patent Non Washer Axle Nut, 1
am prepared to put them on
axles at ?1 per set. The use
uf this Nut does away
with leather wash
Yehichles of every description repaired and
repainted on the shortest notice. All
kinds of Blacksmith Work and
Horseshoeing done promptly.
My Plaining and Moulding Machine Isstil.
in operation and I am prepared to fur
nish Moulding or Plain Lumber on
the most Liberal Cash Terms.
My Grist Millruns every Saturday.
read THeTb?VE" carefully
gaf2, ZZ7.Z ans bzlubls f03 the affective cu2e
of all aff2ctc0ns of ths
DISORDERED AND TORPID LIVER.
DERANGED STOMACH AND
Such as Biliousness, Chills and Fever,
Liver Complaint, Jaundice Sick and
Nervous Headache, Indigestion, Constipa
tion Heartburn, Sour Stomach. Loss of Appe
tite, Eruptions, Skin Diseases Diarrhoea, etc.
OTT'S ALTERATIVE PILLS is no patent
preparation, or experimental humbug, but
arc compounded after a formula of an emi
nent Southern physician of :J0 years' expe
rience They have been used and tested in
his practice and vicinity for years, and the
demand has so increased that at present it
becomes necessary to manufacture them
regularly for the trade, which has only been
done for the past six month, and upon their
merits alone, unassisted by advertising;
their sale is unprecedented and astonishing.
Get a box and try them. For sale bv
D. J. G. WANNAMAKER.
_ Sept :;o-lyr._Orangeburg, S. C.
SIGN OF THE WATCH.
WORTH SIDE RUSSELL STREET.
The undersigned calls the attention of
the citizens of Orangeburg and elsewhere
throughout the State to his FIRST class
EVERY ARTHJLK IN
THE JEWELRY LINE,
EYE CLASSES, dec, &c.,
which he is prepared to sell at the LOWEST
His stock on hand is VARIED AND
CHOICE, AND CANNOT DE SUR
REPAIRING WATCHES, CLOCKS
[AND JEWELRY he makes a specialty,
i and guarantees perfect satisfaction in every
case. Customers are solicited to give his
articles and work a fair trial before going
elsewhere. T. DbCHIAVETTE,
Out 7- Watchmaker an d Jeweler.
Z. M. WOLFE,
(AT SCHIFFLEY'S OLD STAND.)
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
BI2ST WIXI3S AMV> LMtLOKS.
Plil-O N. 0. Distilled CORN WHISKEY
a specialty, ?1.7."? per gallon.
Pure RYE WHISKEY. SI,7.5 per gallon.
Fine old RAKER RYE WHISKEY,
54.00 per gallon.
XXXX GIBSON WHISKEY, 53.75 per
FINE SEGARS AND TOBACCO IN
As 1 expect to change business on first, of
January, will sell cheaper than any house
in the City.
Don't mistake the place, but call at the
Northwest corner of Railroad Avenue and
Russell Street, right at Railroad Sign.
PIANOS A*? OKtiAXM.
[ WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW
that 1 represent seven leading PIANO
AND ORGAN FACTORIES and will sell
at Manufacturer's LOWEST CASH OR
I am prepared to give special induce
ments to long time purchasers.
Any Instrument sent on fifteen days
! i will positively save every purchaser
roinSlOtoSaO. D. II. MARCH ANT,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
At o. II. Cornelsou's store.
April 22-lyr. _
!*>- AAA HUSHEUS CHOICE TEXAS
! J.T V m/U RUST proof OATS.
i - AAA urs! 1 els south CAROLI
I;),WUnA RAISED RUST PROOF
I (?ATS. FOL SALE IJY
100 East Lay,
Sepi :;o-3inos Chiirleston, S. C.
: 'i >,...i miHtoneiiith? World r?rT?ble Me:ih
i .. i ? ,- ? v.,;.;., r., ? r ah II ? ?? ?lH 1
v. ?n> acmw f?r Entriwei*, Holler*, Mjw
'iJiiHit- Mill Oi:i lit-. ;o? fltofoctnU
... ... ,v? i ) Imn-etof Jlour ho make*.
i ... ] , . ? . ? . s ...ii .. ,.it .... tcniiJiy.Mt visu to i iv on.
. ,, ' '-"?(' '' A-s'lr-ys. Nurlti Carolina HUH
' m ?nie re.. Carko^ ? ?. M-.-i C . :>'? c._
>'??ii?-i: oi* <!?i?sir?Mcrssiliil??
I TUE undkrsh.'xkd HAVE
i i ? his day associated themselves together
! for the practice ol law under the firm name
! iif Glover & liowmnn.
; mortimer OLO\ er,
1. W. IJOWMAN.
fu-aiigebnrg. S. C, <>''t- 7, issti-lt
! UUAL LATHUOl'. V. M. v. AN.VV V AKKK,
i Orangeburg, S.O. St. Matthews, b. C
AT1IROP & WANNAMAKER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Orangebuho, s. C.
Ollice Up Stairs Over the Postofficc.
nTin?wsr"""" ~ c. u. imntileu.
a/1 OSS & DANTZLER,
1 ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Olt.VMiEBCllG, S. C.