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t A WILL Ar?
BY MRS. ETH
The Story of a
(Continued from Last Issue.)
"Indeed. Don't I wish I had
found it. 1'rom your best girl, of
course ? ' said Cecil, watching her
"Yes, from my best girl?the
dearest little girl in the world,"
came the frank and surprising answer.
And Cccil Lawrence?what was
he thinking as lie closely studied
that lovely face of his assistant secretary
? What did he think of those
white delicately veined hands?the
crown of matchless ringlets, the
small, well-shaped foot?
"< Ircat Seoll ! ( iewilikins ! Well
the mischief! I don't believe it?I
can t. I won't ! lint oh. if it should
be true!" lie thought, as he watched
I'anI bending over bis desk.
"Well, ii it is true, coutoimd if
I don t make her or him betray her^t'll
or himself?but pshaw!?il
can t be. 1 here's no girl living who
could so completely pull the wool
over my eyes and so long."
An:1 >on e little time he dismissed
the thought Horn bis mind.
Kut later on, the few words he had
seen in the letter returned with
strange persistence, and refused to
be lightly banished from his
liio'.igbts. ir then began to think
ol f'aid's modes! renting way:., and
remembered several things he had
heard Paul say, which now seemed
to have had a double meaning, lie
was beginning to understand the
-trange magnetism of Paul's presence.
Me no longer wondered
that Paid would never go with him
to the theatre or attend the clubs.
1 ben be began to wonder how
he could make P.ov betrav
herselt. \ot to the world, but
to him only! (Veil felt that lie must
know or llie uncertainly would
drive him mad. It was a mean heartless
trick, but (. ceil was so piqued
to think that he had been made a
dupe by a "chit of ;i girl!" and for
-uch a long time. I he temptation
to punish her a little was too strong.
As we have already said, he worked
or played, as he saw tit; now he
chose to sing. I le remembered some
lines of Irving S. rnderhill's and
pitched them into a low tune of his
"What tho' arrayed, fair renegade,
In laylt>r made and a' that :
Close fitting skirt of scantv girl,
In h<?iled shirt and a' that ;
W hat tho' you thus appear so trim.
So tall and thin and a' that:
W hat s man that you should mimic
A girl's a girl for a' that.
W hat th'?' v. >u wear full <11? ?rt the
A -Mime the air and a' that ;
W hat th<> in coat and ve>t and air |
N mi ap?- the men and 'a that ;
W hat tho' you try with < '\ford tie. '
W iilt tour-in-hand and a' that ;
N ' .u'll understand it hv and hv.
\ girl's a girl t\?r a' that."
A pink tinge was creeping into I
P?oy s pale cheeks and her lip< trembled.
Cecil saw but kept on unniercitully.
lie .almost wished she
"Suspenders, too, of vivid blue
< *r other hue and a' that.
Immodest girl, you do not hide
I hit wear outside and a' that;
ou're not to man inferior.
< >f course you're not and a' that ;
Mut dress is quite exterior?
A girl's a girl for a' that."
"Cood gracious. Mut ton, how did
Moy had turned over a bottle of
ink and was mopping it up with her i
Oh!?you ? I?T was trying to J
listen to your singing and write too,
and and I don t know how it happened.
And see. I've completely
nijtied this sheet! ' holding up a
sheet black with ink.
()h. well; don t worrv. T.ct me
ha\ e it ; I 11 rewrite it for you,'" t
said (. ceil kindly, crossing over to
Moy s desk and taking the sheet
flom her unresisting and trembling
"Don't work so hard, Murton, 1
am going to do mv share from this
on. Nou arc getting quite pale
working so hard and taking no
recreation. ^ on shall not do my
work and your own loo in (he future.
And Cccil started back to
his desk singing the last verse of
ID A WAY.
EL THOMAS. ?
"You follow Fashion's ups and
In hats and gowns and a' that;
You're wondrous wiles and a' that;
Yet, lucky lass, that owns the earth,
You naughty, haughty, autocrat?
You with o' nonsense, Pride o'
We love you more for a' that."
I le gave a sidelong glance at Boy
and was satisfied that now he understood
that letter. Kvcry doubt
vanished from his mind, lie knew.
A flood of remorse swept over his
soul for having made her suffer so.
Mow pale she was?how beautiful.
Cecil felt, knew that whatever her
motives for masquerading, they
were pure. I le remembered her asking,
him what he thought ot a girl
who would masquerade for mouths
in male attire and remembered with
shame and remorse his answer.
Perhaps if he had been kinder poor
little Paul would have confided in
him. I?ut regrets were useless now;
and he could not apologize for that
unfortunate blunder, for that would
be showing her that he had found
11111 her secret, and that would
frighten her away. Ceeii shuddered
at the thought of losing his assistant.
( )h. ii lie had only known,
poor little Paul should 'not have
lound it necessary to work so hard
to keep the work straight?poor,
pale, little Paul. And ( ecil repeated
the last lour lines of his song
with a tender cadence which thrilled
l5oy through and through:
) C'P hick lass, that owns the earth, j
\o>i naughty, haughty, autocrat?
^ ?n pith o' nonsense. Pride o'
We love yon more for a' that."
"Heavens! Did Cecil know? Was
she about to be lound out?" A terrible
dread almost overcame her.
hverything seemed whirling round
and round. Her heart was wrunir
with unspeakable anguish. It was
only by the vigorous exercise of
her strong will that she kept from
tainting. She thanked heaven thai
( ecil s back was turned and that lie
could not see the terrible ordeal
through which she was passing.
Xo one would have recognized her
as she sat there pale and trembling,
as the same beautiful, impulsive,
willful girl who only live months
before had left home so radiant
with hope and happiness. Cecil
turned n >und abrupt Iv :
"l':uil. you are reailv ill, |!
think." he said.
'Am not leeling well, but I'm
not -iek. thank you. 'flunk I'll get \
"II lor ;i iVw days rot though, mi- j
less | I'tvl a Id) better by tomorrow." '
returned l!oy, regain ng hv a
mitjil\ eliort. her composure.
" I di !l< tpe yi mil feel ( >. K. hy |
tomorrow, Paul. anxiou>iv. "I":'
I don i how I could get along!
without you. In lact. uncle and I
have decided that you are worth j
more to us than S<k> a month. and!
I am sure he intends to pay von Sr;. '
beginning with the first oi* the coin'
ing year. Don't slip off and leave j
us Paul?and" Cecil popped in ;
desperation. wondering if he had I
said aught to frighten the girl.
"Am glad to know that mv services
are appreciated?and I assuie
you that I have no intention
ot ''-lipping off.' "
I'he color crept back into her
cheeks, the old defiant expression
to her beautiful eves.
"W hat did she care for the opinion
of (Veil Lawrence? Xothing.
W hat was it to him if she was masquerading?
And what did it matter
il her heart did ache with a dull
incomprehensible pain? She had
succeeded in helping dearest papa
and cared lor nothing else. I'.ut now
as papa was so nearlv saved, she'd
confess her deceit to old Mr. Lawrence.
and it he denounced her as
<'i bold, unscrupulous girl, he would
at least keep her secret for lie was
SO generous, so noble, and so chi\alrous.
And then shed creep home
t<> papa and Ducky, and bv a quiet,
contented life try* to atone for her
past will lul recklessness. ^ es, she
would tell Mr. Lawrence evervthing,
but not just then. Tomorrow!
Xext morning floy started to
work with bower! head and painfully
throbbing heart. She was going
to the "conlessional" and felt that
l??r her. judgment day had come.
She had lailhlully promised her
aunt to leveal all t"lr. Lawrence,
and she was ready to confess, let
the consequences lx? what they ]
might. Ah! how differently she felt
though, to what five months age
she. fondly imagined to feel, when |
this hour should at last come. Then !
she had expected to feel strong, defiant
and triumphant in this crown- j
ing hour of success, when she i
should prove beyond a doubt that
girls were worthy to fill responsible j
positions?and that thev could do <
it. Instead, she felt weak, humiliated
and subdued, was stripped of 1
enthusiasm, zeal and ardor, and 1
clothed in hopeless despair. What <
was the matter, she wondered. Was
she really unwell? Yes, that must ,
he it, and she would go home and j
rest. She was almost to the store
now and heard loiuT cries:
"A runaway! a runaway! Look '
out! Get out of the- way!"
People rushed right and left, j
I>oy raised her head and saw a large
black horse will terror stricken eyes
and distended nostrils almost upon (
her. In the cariage she caught a
ileeting glimpse of a frightened old :
lady, who with one hand was cling- '
ing desperately to the carriage and
with the i>1 her held a beautiful lit- '
tie girl or four or live summers ^
who was screaming in terror. I ><>v 1
thought not of selT: onlv of the 1
frightened old lady and little child
in such deadly peril, and she <le- 1
termined to stop that horse or die
trying. Just as old Mr. Lawrence I
and ("ec-l rushed to the door, with
a low cry to heaven for help, P?oy (
sprang lor the horse's head, hearing t
Mr. Lawrence exclaim in terror: t
"My (iod ! My wife !" I
/nd Cecil: "( )h, (Iod! my little i
I his gave her renewed strength. t
"Mr. Lawrence's wife?Cecil's j
sister.-' ( )h. she must, she would <
save them! And she twined her
arms around the horse's neck, j
drawing her feet high as she could
ironi those horrible iron hoofs. In i
a low 11nil voice she coaxed the (
\\ boa?whoa ? good horse? \
whoa!" 15ov had always possessed \
wonderful influence over horses? j
had never seen one that would not \
listen and vield to her voice. And t
this one soon slackened his speed, hi
then stopped, and laid his head s
meekly on the shoulder of his con- t
(pieror. I Soy would have slipped |
away as Mr. Lawrmce and Cecil, i
with a crowd ol others rushed up. <
but she could not move at first. She t
felt near fainting and clung to the t
bridle of the now penitent horse for (
"( )h. kind heaven, pitv me! Do n
not let me faint!" was her prayer, s
"( >h. Maggie, my love, you are <.
not hurt? You nor little Elsie?" ?
asked Mr. Lawrence eagerly as he r
lifted t lie in from the carriage. I
"\o, we are not hurt, onlv fright- <>
ened. I hit that brave hov. ( ?h. he \
is bur1 -see after iiim' I iVar he t
is h irt." ,
( ceil had seen at a glance that i
hi- Aunt and sister were safe and ;i
Had rushed to lioy, who was now li
pale and trembling. Tie gra-epd her t
band -he was ton weak to resist !
ami exclaimed in surprise md ter- f
!' if : j
'A on ! uh, i 'anII I is v< >ice I \
trembled w i111 emotion and his :
band-ome face paled. "()h I'aul. n
are you hurt ? 'l ell me! ( >h ! are you 1
sure you are not '" eagerly as hov i
sh<?ok her head and smiled.
"Onite sure. Laurence." she re- a
plied steadily, "only a little bruised n
perhaps, but I'm feeling all right s
now. Was a little out of breath at
first I think. P?ut I want to get away s
1r< >m here, now."
"Oh Paul, it's strange you were i
not killed! I can't believe that you c
escaped without injuries. I low can i
I thank you for what you have
done.'' Paul, you arc a hero." n
"Hush, Lawrence. I was glad to n
be of service to them," and P.oy |
was about to walk away when Mr. s
Lawrence seized one hand .and lib \
wife the other. "Oh Paul ("iod c
bless you!" cried the old man
"I can never express my thanks, 1
my brave, noble boy," said Mrs. t
Lawrence, holding one of Hoy's s
hands in both her own. and looking v
into the beautiful flushed face of v
the embarrassed Boy. li
()h how she longed to throw her c
arms around the dear old lady's |
neck and say: "1 am not a boy! I f
am a miserable, repentant and /
broken-hearted girl. Oh. plead for I
me?plead with your husband to c
forgive me!" As it was, she raised (
the withered white hand to her lips ii
and said she was pv?ascd to have f
been of service. v
"May 1 tiss you?" came a timid li
little voice at her elbow. Ilov stoop- li
ed and little Llsfc's arms were c
twined around hei* neck and two p
soft baby lips, pure as the breath of >
roses, were pressed to hers. n
' I love you; you arc a doori nice
pretty gentleman like brover Cecil,
l ie says my tisscs are worf a
fousaiul dollars apiecc. I'd like to ;
[)ay you a million dollars in tisses,"
saicl the sweet child.
"Cecil you get Paul to the store
and call in a doctor. We must be
sure that the dear boy is not hurt.
I'll be with you soon as I see Maggie
and Elsie safely hopje," said
Did Mr. Lawrence.
"Oh sir!" cried Boy in alarm, ;
'I am not hurt! Sec!" and she
ldd out her arms and walked a few
>tej)s to prove her words.
"I don't see how on earh you es:aped,
Paul," replied the old gentleman.
gravely shaking his head.
Cecil drew Caul's arm within his
>wn and started to the store. Mow
ender and considerate he was. lie
felt I Joy's hand tremble. Was she
nirt or only frightened at the
bought of a docto,, Tie wonder- ,
?d. ' 1
"I'aul, teli me the truth, now? ,
ire you sure that yon arc not hurl '
I hale to call in a doctor against
rour wishes, but it it should linn
>ut that y??u really needed one I
'ould never forgive myself for failtig
to provide one." tenderlv soliei<
"No, r.o. I am not hurt in the '
east?not a bit." she affirmed.
"IJut 11 yon had been, what then. *
I'aul. what then?" 1
I Joy looked into C ecil's grave
|uestioning eyes ann saw some
hing which sent the rich blood in '
orients over her face and a terrible
ain to her heart, still she answer d
"\\ li.'u then? Wiiy a doctor ami
lenth pet haps?but there are things '
n this world more hitler than
"< iod grant they may . ever come
o vou, I'aul," reverently.
"Lawrence. I don't ever want to j
lear another word about this. 1 j
lid no more than any other fellow
A'ould have dor.e, and what I did '
vas verv easily accomplished. Xi
is*.- to make a mountain out of a
nole bill. I was happy to be of ser- ^
ice to tlie lady and little giri, but
hey were probably in no danger
liter all The horse might have
oon stopped. Anyhow, T don't want
o hear another word about it."
Joy jerked the words out in a curt
rritable manner, and went to her
lesk that Cecil might not see her ,
ace I le knew, she was sure of
hat. Hut how did he find it out? ,
.'ould he have read her letter after I
J! 1 Xo she could not believe that uul
put the thouglf from her. (Jul
he would not explain 10 him. An
xplanation was due no one bul
dr. Lawrence. She would tell him, e
ind then go home to papa and '
Micky. Hadn't Cecil said that a "
firl who would do as she had dune
vas "deueedly ininiodest." Yes. and
hat was what lie thought of her, ,
>l course. ( )li, how bitterlv she was
>eing punisiicd. Dear little Ducky j
in*! Aunt I"lien had tried to save J
ier but she would not listen. Hut
hen die had succeeded?she had
lelped papa, and what cared >he
<>r anything else? When >lie got ,
lome again she could live down ,,
hat terrible pain at her heart, and .
io one would ever know what her \
nasquerade had et->( her. W hat ,,
lad it cost her. though? She could
lot answer that?she did not know!
Ihen old Mr. Lawrence returned
nd I Joy went to meet him. delernined
to have the trying ordeal ovci
oon as possible. i,
"()h. sir! I must sec von alone," s
he gasped through pale iips. j
"Are you hurt, my boy? Where ,
s the doctor? Zounds hasn't he
onic yet.'" asked the old man anxously.
"Xo, sir. I am not hurt, there is
io doctor here. I did not and do not
ieed one. Hut let go to your n
>rivate office please, I've a dreadful
ecret to tell you." And her words
vere so low that Mr. Lawrence
ould scarcely hear them. >
Cecil was covertly watching I Joy o
nd was filled with awful forexxlings
as he saw nts Uncle lead _
he way to his private office and
aw the door close behind tlieni
v 11c11 they entered. ItOocI Meavens
vhat was I'aul about to do? Was <i
le going to ask for a week or two c
>ff. or was she going to tell? The I
icrspiration came out on Cecil's orehead
as he thought of the last,
Vnd what would Uncle Steve do?
low could he ever ^et along with- ?
ut Paul's bright face near him? ,
)h, to know what was going on '
n that private office! Cecil felt ihat ?
or a peep behind me scenes, he
rouId have sacrificed a year of his
ile. Then came the thought, per- '
laps he was wrong in his suspiions
after all. IJui this brought a "
?ang to his heart he renounced it. l<
Co. he was sure?his heart wotth-.
ever gone so completely to a
In the meantime, Mr. Lawrence bi
had tenderly placed Hoy in a chair ci
and was saying kindly and soothingly
"Xow my boy, just talk to me as (](
if I were your own dear father. S(
I lave known for some little time
that something was troubling you,
and have wished that you would
confide in me. Xearly all young men
are more or less indiscreet, and I ?
guess you have waded out a little
beyond your depth. We'll soon fix 1,1
everything all right, my boy, don't
worry. There is nothing that I
would not do for you?not merely
to repay a debt of gratftude. Paul? d
that can never be paid?but because C
1 have learned to look upon you as I)
;i son. So give me your full confidence?pour
out your heart to me _
;ind see how light your burden will
be when T take hold of it for the
sake of love!" 1 -Jov's heart smote
"()h. sir!" she cried in agonv, \
'you don't know what ! have done r<
f>r how wicked I have Ik en?or
what I would ask of vou! I am
ilraid to tell you!" she wailed. ^
Paul, have 1 thru been so un- j
kind, so unsympathetic, that you |
should fear me or shrink from me?"
in hurt tones.
"Its because you base hern so
Hood to me that I am grieved beyond
measure now. to confess that
I've been wicked and deceitful?a ^
living lie for five months! I am
lot what you think me?I'm a girl:
i mircsable brokcn-nearted girl!"
i real ( hhI ! What did vou saw
Paul" exclaimed ilie old man, i,;
lropping like a great lump of lead
into a chair. ni
1 will tell you all. I wanted to
ong ago but knew you'd discharge
lie and papa needt-d the nioiiev so
nucli. \\ hen like a prisoner at
lie bar who is allowed to plead for N*
lis lile. Hoy commenced the thril- e<
ing and touching recital of her t\
( I o Ik- Continued.)
REPAIR SHOP?'Furniture, lounges, of
and parlor suits, 'each upholstered, 1
retraining chairs, repaired; making ol
and laying carpets and mattings,
cleaning old furniture. In Sunlight
Hall, near old colored Baptist
church. ' 'I'
Wesley Means. j '
FOR THE STATE SENATE: "<!
Alan Johnstone is hereby nominat- 'c
d for the State Senate, subject to the
ules of the Democratic primary.
FOR LEGISLATURE. | ii
I announce myself a candidate for i '''
e-election to the lTouseof Representatives
ol South Carolina, sub-'
eel to the rules ol the I )einocratic ' ;l.
I-:, i I. Aull. ' f,
I hereby announce myself a- a can- '
lidatc 11>i* membership in the house !
>1' rcpivsenlat i ves of ihe General As-i
embly i?| South ( arolina from Xew- 1 t,.
jerry county, subject to the action !(,.
'I the I'emocrnlic primary. ...
K. \\r. Jliggiivs. p.
Heing conscious of the . t that I p(
mve discharged the duties of the (>j
heriit's office to the best of my abil- S|1
ty, and believing that I have the p,
ndorsement of the majority of the _
x'.iplc of Newberry county, to this
nd. 1 would again annoucne myself
candidate for reelection, subject to 0(
lie decision of the Democratic pri- (},
M. M. Buford. ri]
I am a candidate for Sheriff of
iewberry county, subject to Ihe rules &
f the Democratic party. ar
Cannon G. Blease. cr
.T. N. Bass is hereby announced as
candidate for coroner of Newberry j>
ounty, subject to the rules of the "
I ; Pi
FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR. r
TD. Morris is hereby nominated
or the office of Supervisor of New- ^
errv county, subjeot to the action ^
f the Democralie primary. 10
J. Monroe Wicker is hereby nomialed
for reelection lo Ihe office of
iipervisor lor Xewberrv county, and
ill abide Ihe result of the Democrat- 'I1
? primary. Xt
Tack B. Smith is hereby nominated
)r the office of Supervisor for Nei^^|
erry county, subject to the
atic primary election.
I hereby announce myself a camfl^H
ute for tlie office of county Superv^H
)r and will ubide the rules of tl^^fl
II. H. Abrams. lH
I announce myself as a candidatv^B
>r Supervisor and will abide the re-^H
lit of the Democratic party.
L. I. Feagle.
I hereby announce myself a eandi-BB
ate for Supervisor for Newbei'rj^H
ounty and will abide the rules of th<^H
emocratic party. IB
Townships Nos. 1 and 8.
P. M. Lindsay is hereby announced
s a candidate for magistrate for Nos#
and 8 Townships and will abide the
?sult of the Democratic primary.
I am a candidate for Magistrate
>r Xos. 1 and S Townships, and will
c governed by the rules of the De-,
.Jno. Henry Chappell.
I hereby announce myself a candi-^fl
ate lor Magistrate for Towtiship^Jfl
For Magistrate No. 7. HU
. R. Keith is hereby nomitiat^^^B
> a candidate for magistrate for }^^B|
township subject to Democratic
For Magistrate Township No. lf^^B
i am a candidate for Magistrate B^^G
o. If) township, and will l?o
1 by the rules of I lie Democratic }^^BB
For Magistrate No. 11. Jjnl
V\. L. Kibler is announced as^H^
indidafe for Magistrate for numlHnS
1 township and will abide the ruBK$
I' t!.e Democratic party. ^19
1 he \oters of X*). 11 Townshi^JB
ininafe \\ . B. Craham as a cand^EB
ite for Magistrate. He will abiclBj
r ''u' rules of the Democratic partjMii
SUP'T OF EDUCATIONS B
B. L. Jones is aereby nominate|M
n- position of Superintendent of
nation for Newberry County, sub^^fl
ct to the decision of the DemocratHj
T. B. O'Neall Ilolloway is announe-BS
1 as a candidate for County Super^B|
undent of Education and will ahidHl
io rules of (lio Den>-rratie*party. WPj
1. S. \\ heeler is hereby announcctf^B
a candidate for re-election to theVI
lice of Superintendent of Kducation^
r Newberry County subject to the B
lips of the Democratic primary. ||
for treasurer 1
John L. Epps is aiinounc&i as a.l
mdidate for re-election as (uonntyBfl
^a.siucr o| Newberry county andVjj
ill abide llie rules of Iho Dei**'^ratie
irty. . <
FOR CLERK OF COURT,
-fn?i.(.. (loi><rans is hereby howl mated ^
>r re-election to tlie office'.g^ Clerk &
Court for Newberry county, S. C., ll
ibjcct fo the rules of the D>\- cratic Jj
imarv. 1 JUg.
FOR AUDITOR. ^*j|
Wm. W. Cromer is hereby ari*||fn||ra
I as a candidate for rc-cle^ti^-B^Sman
e office of Auditor for NeufjjjjfgS
Dunty, and is pledg'e-d to
lies of the Democratic primfc^.^KslsZ
I am a candidate for the *flkew|||?
>unty Auditor of Newberry couiHh|
id will abide the rules of hh<* Dcir^EH
Eugene S. Werts.
FOR MASTER B1
H. II. Rikard is hereby announce<BBs
a candidate for re-election to th^Bj
ficc of Master for Newberry count'^H
bject to the rules of the Democrati^HB
OR COUNTY COMMISSIONER *
I am a candidate for reelection t<*j
e office of county commissioner foi^H
3wherry county, and will abide theK
suit of the Democratic primary.
Very Respectfully, W
Thos. J. Wilson. jj
T am a candidate for reelection to fi
r> office of county commissioner for fl
'wherry county and will abide the |
'"It of the Democratic primary. 9
Very respectfully, ?
W. H. W Chdt. rfSj
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