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By SEATON LORD
[Copyright, 1903, by Hamilton Musk.]
NSIGN MARK ATLIBRTON'S 1
ship arrived at the United 8
States navy yard on Dec. 21.
There he learned that the gun
boat Concas, on which was his Na
val academy chum, Tom Dresser, was
expected to arrive the next day. Ather
ton procured leave to visit his home,
but left a note for Dresser asking him
to follow - and spend Christmas with
him. The day after Atherton reached
home he went over to Q. to see his
aunt, who, next to his mother, was the
nearest person to him on earth. While
t Q. he received a forwarded telegram
rom Dresser that he had arrived, was
ery ill and asked that his friend would
me to him at once.
therton examined the time tables to
d that if lie went back home he
ould lose twenty-four hours. By go
g over to N., five miles distant, he
ould get a train to the city In a couple
f hours. Since he had ample time he
ecided to walk. When he reached N.
e went into the station ticleet office
nd, looking In his pockets for funds,
ound that he had left his pocketbook I
t home. In his vest pocket was 20 3
Here was "a pickle"-no funds,
friend possibly dying, train to leave in
"Wlat's the time of the next train?"
he asked the ticket agent.
"In an hour and twenty minutes."
Atherton 'went out on the platform to I
think it over. A card tacked to the
wall stared him in the face.
It was an advertisement -
for a lost poodle, with a .
promised reward of $10 if
returned to the owNiier at
12 Adams avenue. There
was a small park near the
station, bWeak looking at
that season, but Atherton
thought he would go over
and sit dowi on a bench to
Concoct soie scheme to
raise railroad fare. While
ruminating he felt somne
thing rub his leg and, look
ilg ldowln, saw a1 poodle.
Untforltately there was
no mark on the collar by
which lie could identify it,
but It struck lhim at once
that the dog was too valu
able to be running loose ,
and lie believed it was the
'J'1Ten1 amid there Ensign L o o k i ni g
Ailerton conceived a great down, he
plan. Ile wo,d return the E a w a
poodle, get the reward and Poodle
be off on the next train. l'ieking up
the (log, lie inquired the way to 12
Adams avenue, found the house, rang
the bell and asked if the (log belonged
there. Tl servant recognized it at
once and showed the young man into
the drawing room.
Atherton wis inl citizen's dress and
had not had time since reaching port
to get a newv outfit he had ordeied.
Consequently his clothes wer-e somte
what worn and out of style. LHe de
cided to play the c-onnnoncr, thus nmk
Ing it easier for him to accept the ic
ward1. Whlen a gili of nineteen of dis
tinguished a lppearance ename iinto the
room he shuddered and hoped sincere
ly that he would b)e able to carr-y outt
his role. Thle moment sihe sawv the
pood1le sihe tookc it up and emnbraced it
"WhTlere did1 you find it?"
"In the park near the
* "I'm ver-y much obliged."
She looked Athmerton over
~"from htead1 to foot, evidlent-i
ly not knowing w-hether to
offer to pay him a i-eward.
- Atherton was up to the oc-1
"It's lucky for me, miss,"
le stammer-ed. "I'm ai
sallor ladl anid goin' back I
to inc shi11. I've b)een rob
hedl b)y himd( shariks anad 1
haven't money enough to
buy mec ticket."
"Oh!" said the giirl, as
tonishied at his humble po
sition. "Walit a minute.
,I'll go for the mtontey."''
She left the r-ooma to re-i
,turn-i with a ten dlollar hill,.
which site handled him. i
"I hope) you'll reach youri
5111sHi s fely," sHe Hid aIs lie
went out, "and have a
p)leaisiant voyage. I have a]
lor. IlI's in the nav-y."''
s. Goodby," rep)liedl thei
nd( he hurrtied awvay feai
enaival olllcer might r-unt
ry3 and1( ruIn him it tihe
1( Driesser- much b)etter- 1
t.ed. 1Drmesser htad en- I
Chriistmasti with tin uin
/houtrs' ridle from the
hums)1 were anixiouis to
s tog i they played1
ire to'Tecide whether
go with Athertont or
which was well, for he was scarcely it
t condition to visit strangers. Atherton
nformed his mother by mail of the
:hange and received her consent.
Soon after the meeting of the chums
k.thertont told Dresser of his adventur.
mnd upon consultation it was deeldod
hat Atherton should return the rewa ed
is an anonymous Christmas present.
1therton spoit $20 for a gold bracelet
ind shipped it to the owner of i
)oodle. Ile dild not know her name. so
ie addrsst-d It to Miss -, 12 Adam
ivenue. N.. N. Y. As soon as this we
,ttended to he took the invalid to the
"For what piae shall I buy the tick
ts?" asked Atherton.
"N. Didn't I tell you my uncle lived
"N.? No. You said he lived at B."
"So he does. B. Is the next station
bove. We always get off at N."
"Why, I returned the poodle at N."
"I should think so."
Atherton bought the tickets and they
Vere soon bowling over the road. On
eaching the station they took a car
"Where do we drive to?" asked Ath
"Twelve Adams avenue."
"By the great horn spoon!" fairly
hrieked Atherton, "I drive to no such
"It's the house Where I received the
"You don't mean itl" Dresser fell
lick on the cushion. "By th'under,
'ou've received $10 reward money from
ny Cousin Adele Floyd, and I'm going
o take you there as a guesL"
If such a problem had baffied the as
urances of two ensigns in the United
Itates navy they would not have been
vorthy to serve their country. They
leelded to meet the enemy at once and
oushed on to 12 Adams avenue. There
hey found Miss Floyd puzzled over a
,old bracelet she had just received by
Xpress. On seeing her cousin she for
,ot everything else than him till she
aught sight of his chum; then she
tood stock still and stared. 1le was
Landsoiely dressed, but not sulicient
y changed to prevent recognition.
"It seems that we have met before,"
he said, changing her manner.
"Indeed?" said Atherton, with feign
4d surprise. "Oh, yes! You
ire the girl I danced with
it the shIp's ball when we
vere at Nice."
"Not at all. You were
iwre a few days ago. You
'Mlur-ned my dog and re
ved the rewi'd.'' F
"You must be mistaken,
)l," put In Dresser. "An
'nsign inl the United States -
11vy could not receive a
revaird for such a serv
There vas an intteVal in
-11vMhi \iss Floyd Stored
'roim oie to tlie other. 11oth
(It't shm- was1 not (llite
lin ofti .\ihicon' i den
'10y a1nd buazelnod out their
"Come." 4-o:.Ained Dres
ler. ".you're nlot comlnil
lilinting an1 ollicer inl thle
iav' by taking him for They play
lome impostor who prob- C(1 a g:111w
ibly stole your (og and of chnt.
>Ioghit him back for the reward. Gvc
t up or you'll spoil Ch.ristmas for all of
nistaken, thloughl you1 look enough al i I:
0 he' twa'ins. But who senit this brane.
"Oh conscience did that!" said Dres.
er. "The fellow probably thought whail
muffin he'd made of himself aie
pent the monIey In a bangle."
At tihe Chr'stxmas dlinnler whlichl Vol
owed Miss Floyd puit the chumtlis ox;
;enter'hooks by a recital of the episode
>f her lost poodle, though heri Innatt
lollenacy prxevenited her makin lg any
nenition of the fact that she had1( mis
akenl Atherton for' the man who had
'eceived the rewar'd. This
S tihe way she sulxmmed it
"I am conin1cd that tihe
'ellow stole the dog to get
he r'eward. Th'len his coin- '
icienc(e troubled him11, and
1e bought a cheap, p)lated
)1racelet, probably costing '
I few~ (d011ars, anxd senit
I to me1 0on Chx'istmas
D)uring these r'emaxrks tihe
tctor's ill the ('pisode1 silt
vithi rigid faices, very' lIke
lie figur'eheaxd to ai shipii,
10liei'e (hlinig to gilnce ilt
11e othier for fear1 of glv
nIg aiwayi tile ti'uth 113 anl
it was not till Miiss
loyd entered the nalvy'
110 wife of Mairk Ather'
oni-thlen L~iumnt A th- "j SUPpos5
mrtoii-that she lear'ned she I'm mis
ladI paid herm futur'e huts- taken.''
mnatiI r'ewiard foi' returmnlng her p)o(dle
111d thlen chaorged himi withl sending her
cheap, p)lated br'acelet in lieu of' con
Tneiu iiiin wh-o talkes all h~is mon0ey3
o the grave with imjj gets r'eal mad
vhen r1e tiuds l won't buy3 himii a ire
Iecd. a i evn-HotnRpb
In the Shade
ALLIANCE had importuned the
editor of Everybody's Palladi
um for a month to commission
him to write a story. One day.
after he had quite ignored the bohe
mian on his last dozen calls, the editor
"Yes, you can try your hand at a
Christmas tale for our December num
ber. I'm going to the mountains to 0
keep cool during dog (ys. Mail it to
ta there at the mid of this week a id
I'll read It Immediately."
Now, Dalliance had several Christ
inns sketches all ready to splin out into
stories, but instead of buckling to fit t
good fiith and finishing one of tll n
he begaln to speculate on the idiosy n
erasies of the chief of the Palladium.
"What in thunder does he want with N
a Christmas story in August, with De
cember over three montis away'? if
he'd said Thanksgiving it would be
more like It, and then I could w%ork it
Christials story on him later.
"eumph! 110's 'going to the moun- b
tails to cool off!' lulch pleasaniitr
place to pursue the paths of magazinIe
editing than the dingy, dinky quartvrs
of the Pallladiumt. But I'll
fix hhu. Of course he
wants a story from my
penl, only he's too stingy of
courtesy to say, s.
"To the mountainits to
Ikeep cool and wants to read
itbou t Christias sI(Igi
rides antd snowvdrifts, ice
bolits and elhill Wini11
blasts blowing throu'.
ats whisketrs. Tlit
flighting dog (lays wi
inild cre.it his 1
[lot get a mental ivv
froin Mie this tip.
him into a .
pilsled it for the
tive piblislor's ci .
laid the scene of hi.
cool." a amIler's kite l C
the idi,dle ve:t. .A the f mily, i
geniera1tiion:, vide, rallied inl thela i
farihitus. !o gorge 1. grtndiM' n
istans goowlit's. The we:ather rvit'.
lost is rlcinig. ald it was a g
sticky tj'i ti):m. .\i;- over. e
thor ipild onl ',th h0lt: wi a
hickovy lire, b kig. roasi li1. S1 v.:.
lialf a dozon woioil nd girls ::-:. 0
in the fiery kiteh<i, !;-t to all .a
fort so thlie feast v: (lont. .;1
anld vatenl piping-1 bfA. Gr*.,ndpzl saku.
"'Twvlll'( h:- no Crsm s 'h u h
Ole Iir-ophace .a-hum1piW'!" .\nd s-o th11o
Was at rol'ing Iuritae inl the dni
roomi. where the overgrown coWd v.I.a
paiched inl to diplose of hot- bean soll").
hot turkey, hot baked potatoes. hol i.
nlips, hot apple sauce, hot pluin puld
ding, hlot mince pie and iot coffee.
It was 1t in tile shade In IDaliance's
city den while he wrote, as well as in
the picture lie drew. and lie was ex
hausted fro. th le e.fect of htis ownt
med icine' whien the sketch wats fIitished.
hut thtis wats a trile so long as he
could lairbitl Ite edti tor of1 the l'alt -
ladinnii. Fotr at wee(k lhe lived over the
details or his joke, sweterinig its 01ne
can in dog dlays withI itmes, heat
waves aml1( sissing things before the
Certaini of thte success of his scheme
and the usual gilt edged chckfoth
Palladium was a liberal
paymtaster, lhe decided to
blow himself in ad(vance
by way or cooling his over
heated blood(. lIe hannitted
the beach nam. the roof gatr- t n
dens, anid, having gorgedh .~
his stomach w ithi ice water r
while concoctinug th re i(d- 's
hot story, lie i'ound it nec-(
essary to introduce more /
patlatabble liquids, and these
cost good money. EDvery ~~
night, or, rathetr, earlny * ~
morning, lhe ha pp en ed ~'~ ii
around to see if the mail
had landed his check and,
not indintg it, lived the
stoiry over again, as ito
thought the editor would
find it In hits mountain
htaven. it even delighted
him to beieveethafoir vie
tim as htvin itgoot ~t 45 00
I lng on t. l'ies i'eqiei t ii t I o n
ahhn'iV torlevetl that. isvie-taehil
thni was havging li good lti watnscrp 00t
bucnwi Iat. Tha freuen 330n4' shyInn
rehe,ar i rduce the in-e mhade-wth
wou tat morewtp s utnea of the paatem tad(
ahu deir 'te f ehi t that wou tkes hld. S
story bought i-ant year an td (somehAow ints -
liup. i tf entra w aaa'lt i tslet tha.s I a m-a
(,ompIel-d tt en (il i'.aya-lf thae persaoiaal '
pleaut i iwul a lird itn taT readt a I r4
for youn Ito orkl a iurcasOer a'it. r--v
it. i F] >mDItj
Poor D)alliantce hadn't even the usat
satisfattion of cur mslig thle un.K '.,ul
autoci'at for not knowing a good thinj
wit ha au it
By A. B. LL,WIS
O NN Silver Oreek ano Golden
Gulch became one wns brought
about in this manner: For
many yeart- keei rivalry had
.1sted between the two towns, which
ere only ai stone's throw from each
ier. ioth elainmed to be head and
ioulders above the other lin enterprise
id progressiveness. id one never
lnat -I move InI pub1). imlpr'ovemlenit
at the other did not go it one better.
When Golden Gulch Iuilt a towii hall
%o stories high, Silver Creek built one
three stories. Whenl Silver Creek
'eeted a iew, jail, its citizens had
irdly begunl to crow over the matter
hen Golden Gulch was
orking overtime to build
better onle. I
And in all other matters
lere was rivalry. 'venl
hen foulr dwellings
nied Inl Iilver Cre'ek
e light Golden Gulche
icriticed five of its build
igs, Just to keep aleald
I such m tatteris.
It had been about a
jenl thing betwvevn the
vo towis whliei one day
ill 8tevens enluse'd con
.erna tion iiColn (;IulehC
bri.inding in tile news
int ilver reek "was
r,epariln i l Ii' A%e whop
incs! v'i' u el-hbra
11111 over hlnown in thO
ate." Wh11-n1 askod for
I11tl. i clu rs he
"'Io', I've just Vom it -
'0111 thot dawggillti
>wll, and, thoiugh tley're "Wo' be
POilln' it nfilty quiet, I fust
11 oi lo their little surplise pm tty.
hilm coyotes ine goin' to 1101) uIs it'
icy kin boy hevinl' a lynclhinl' on (rls'
"G;ot a hlo:s thile, ' asked one. of
"Thl' whatthy11 4 oy..cn
nued i ll, "andV toe'heyt.. i-n i ' ins
111t 1 ve iv~ 0 I 'eI~
It hIh ( b'- t)o IeI lety n uh
I fi public::u ' on ("ris'i t
()()n, an wh0 e i n1no kn w th vt
ilvcr crok kin olvrb I liht'r oli
I in i I li 'I lithlIn tn wr it)v '-IIi
" y4, wt.e eo e wo l ynchItellil's
rW1dinit Wo''r- :ei ackInumbqrS. WII
:i i t a foo v thi es, tin
Ipenly off loyal iiitz< e s in
8;lvor Crovk, and I'mn hot
n' lere-Imker ngefil gold
- 11ust Oh l two of ' mld will
I-ieh 'ue01 Ion n 1'VIS'1111m4
l10 Savte i. (owni's reper
tlive n. I'll wlari v 'ol
tha.t it will be dole I a
entel mannlor tnd thet
a tele fool mument will
he puit over ter gaves
to boot. Now, boys, wh'N
b31 ei' tulst inhIs atter?"
"An( mos oA 'e ey silce olle
ecsf' nI' toory Twoal min-e
.~ckriIhotlesfer re uad asked
glithotthe wnt IeIn tenz moend
eft t her ('' 0 ii c o.ThreeI
iilio i e-intesl ater ta lyznch
ig n Cu'lt iae ninte lter Baila
Asis no hello watche the Ilast
-'ik of(1th theo owdi dodrge(ing
ari. nyouned apcornert er
Bil ase'-I lierretarsing hos eyestu
"And:1 mosti o 'thvc bu i'ewt.!ifl
1cks fur'~'i hanin' too! Waal w'red a
ekeld -rowd,it o alus(lid o rter d
atkon ;thet S'C(ilveoro Cre waoys heap
't. bit wIer tow i~to lve i~ than- Golew
ule0 aid '(im li' 'hit ma'e in hI iOl
"arhereafut ier f.
'0to ho seJuddeny cmeh to thi
msaelsi oo ese afte theulynch
T ou rornb Goyen Onle hi to Siler
rdeek,w and thenw towns 'h o mere and
MULTIPLY I N G
Is ready to store Cotton
an;0 issue r-ceipts for
same. Which money can
be obtAined on
C hrismas Presents.
My stock of Christmas Presents
is the imlost coimIplete I have ever
had, alnd \on know what that
icalls. The !a res:t anid finest line
ofJ Brooclies, UIibrelIas and Walk
ing Canle- il Goli ad11( Silver Han
dIles, Rings, Cuff Buttons, Stick
P1ins, Wat-h Chains and Clharns,
Lockets, Fohs, Purses, Hand-Paint
ed China, Cut Glass, and a very
line line of Silver novelties. Comuie
in anid see myi goods, and if you
like them, hny, if you don't, buy
inyway.Yours veryv truly,
Real Estate for Sale.
T IIAVE IN IIAND)S TIlE FOLLOW
.k. in)g( described( pr1operty for sale on
terms that will enable pers5ons desiring
homes3 to secure same:
SSeven tracts in No. 2 Towvnship, con
taining respectively 147.33, 211.13,
198.50, 192.75, 142.29, 217 and 186 acres.
These are choice lots, highly productive,
wvelI wooded andl watered, with p)lenty
of the best pasture land on each p)lace.
There are two goodl dwelling houses
and several tenant houses, ba a, cribs
andl stables on two of them, good well
or spring water' in plenty. Also one
handsome111 residence in the town of
Newberry, admirably constructedl with
modiern improvements, dlesirably located
on one of our main thoroughfares, and
in one of the most desirable sections of
In connection with this place there
are several handsome building lots
which we will dispose of at an early
F"or prices andl terms apply to
F. W. HIIGGINS.
R(eaJ Est.gLte Agent,
Newberry, S. G.
To see us for your
Nuts, and a full
line, lowest prices.
Counts & Dickert.
Russells Old Stanl Main St.