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CHAPTER I.-The story opens at
' Monte Carlo with Col. Terence O'Rourke
in his hotel. O'Rourke, a military free
lance and something of a gambler, is
dressing for appearance in the restaurant
below when the sound of a girlish voice
singing attracts his attention. Leaning
out on the balcony he sees a beautiful
girl who suddenly disappears. He rushes
to the corridor to see a neatly gowned
form enter the elevator and pass from
CHAPTER II.-O'Rourke's mind is
filled with thoughts of the girl, and when
he goes to the gaming table he allows his
remarkable winnings to accumulate in
differently. He notices two men watch
ing him. One is the Hon. Bertie Glynn,
while his companion is Viscount Des
Trebes, a noted duelist. When O'Rourke
leaves the table the viscount tells him he
represents the French government and
that he has been directed to O'Rourke as
a man who would undertake a secret
bAPTER IM.-At his room O'Rourke,
who had agreed to undertake the mission,
awaits the viscount. O'Rourke finds a
mysterious letter in his apartment. The
viscount arrives, hands a. sealed package
to O'Rourke, who is not to open it until
on the ocean. He says the French gov
ernment will pay O'Rourke 25,000 francs
for his services. A pair of dainty slip
, pers are seen protruding from under a
doorway curtain and the viscount charges
O'Rourke with having a spy secreted
v CHAPTER TV.-When the Irishman
goes to his room he finds there the own
er of the mysterious feet. It Is his wife,
Beatrix, from whom he had run away a
year previous. They are reconciled, and
opening the letter he had received, he
finds that a law firm in Rangoon, India,
offers him 100.000 pounds for an Indian
Jewel known as the Pool of Flame and
left to him by a dying friend. O'Rourke
tells his wife that- it is in the keeping
of a friend named Chambret in Algeria.
CHAPTER V.-O'Rourke Is forced to
fight a duel with the viscount. The brag
gart nohleman is worsted in the combat
and acts the poltroon.
CHAPTER VI.-The loyal wife bids
O'Rourke farewell and he promises to
soon return with the reward offered for
the Pool of Flame. He discovers both
Glynn and the viscount on board the
shin which takes him to Algeria.
CHAPTER VII.-Chambret has left Al
geria and O'Rourke has to gain a mili
tary detachment going across the desert
to reach his friend. As he finds the latter
there Is an attack by bandits and
Chambret is shot.
CHAPTER VIII.-Chambret dies telling
O'Rourke that he has left the Pool of
Flame with the governor general of Al
geria. He gives the colonel a signet ring
at the sight of which he says the official
will deliver over the jewel
CHAPTER IX.-O'Rourke Is attacked
by Glynn and the viscount who ransack
his luggage, but he worsts them in the
CHAPTER X.-When he arrives at Al
geria the Irishman finds the governor
general away. He receives a note from
Des Trebes making a mysterious appoint
CHAPTER XI.-The viscount tells
O'Rourke that he has gained possession
of the jewel by stealing it from the safe
of the governor general. He does not,
however, know who has offered the r6
ward for it. He suggests a duel withs
rapiers, the victor to get that informationa
'and the 'jewel.
CHAPTER XII.-In the duel O'Rourke
masters his adversary and secures pos
session of the Pool of Flame.
CHAPTER XIII. - The efforts of
O'Rourke are now directed toward speed
ily getting to Rangoon with the jewel
and he starts by shi_p.
CHAPTER XYV.-IHe finds the captain
of the vessel to be a smuggler who tries
to steal the jewel from him.
CHAPTER XV.-The jewel is finally se
cured by the. ship's captain and O'Rourke
escapes to land.
CHAPTER XVI.-With the aid of one
Danny and his sweetheart, O'Rourke re
covers the Pool of Flame.
CHAPTER XVII. - O'Rourke again
forms his plans to pursue his journey tc
It was mid-afternoon of a sultry day.
No air stirred. The Panjnab was coal
Ing at Port Said..
O'Rourke eyed the vessel with dis
favor from the shore; then dropped
into a harbor dinghy, ensconced him
1 self at the tiller-ropes, and caused
himself, with his luggage and his
man-servant, to be conveyed alongside
Near the gangway he was held
back; another boat had forestalled
him, another passenger was shipping
for the East. O'Rourke was Interested
He saw a woman, a slight, trim fig
ure becomingly attired in white, with
a veil about her head, leave the boat
and mount the gangway steps with a
springy, youthful step, a cheerful and
positive air, a certain but indefinable
calm of self-possession. At the top
she paused, turned, looked down,
watching the transfer of her luggage
and her maid. . . From sundry
intangible Indications O'Rourke as
sumed the second woman's figure to
be the lady's maid. And so did Danny.
The one eyed the mistress, the other
her servant, both with interest....
The woma~n on deck threw back her
veil. She seemed to promise uncom
mon beauty of the English type, full
colored and of classic mold....
The Irishman was much too far away
to be certain, but he fancied that her
gaze wandered toward him and-but
this, of course, was only imagination
-that she started slightly
At all events, she was quick to drop
the veil and turn away. Her maid
~joining her, both vanished beneath the
canvas awnings. The boat that had
brought her sheered off, and O'Rourke
was permitted to board the Panjnab.
It was a glad day, the O'Rourke told
himself, as he trod those decks; it
* aw.htm def.nitely,started on his way
\ toth East
and peered outr -o t~ -Po -nt
stateroom. The steamer was plowin;
through the Bitter Lakes. He saw
string of buoys, a width of water lik'
a jade, a vista of sand, flat, gray
patched with gray-green desert shrut
bounded only by the horizon. . .
"Damn . . ." said he listlessly
He slipped down again upon his bacb
panted, and wiped his brow.
Danny, recognizing that he was no
expected to respond, and being
young man remarkably acute to diag
nose his master's moods, prudently re
frained from comment. He sat huncb
ed up on a cabin stool, his intensel:
red, bullet-shaped head bent low ove
a bit of -chamois skin, which he wa
sewing into a rough, sturdy bag.
As the sun dipped beneath the rin
of the horizon. a pleasant shadow in
vaded the stateroom, until aat me
ment blood-red with its level rays
And Danny straightened up, droppinj
thimble and thread, announcing th<
completion of his needlework by
briet, contented: "There!"
O'Rourke glanced at. the artici
dangling from his valet's fingers, an
slammed the book against the bull
head at the foot of his berth.
"Finished, is it?" he exclaimec
"Faith, 'tis about time, ye lazy gooc
Danny smiled serenely. "And a goo
job, too, sor," said he proudl3
"M'anin' no onrespect to yer- honor,
he added hastily.
O'Rourke took the subject of discu.
sion in his fingers and examined i
"'Twill do," he announced. "'Twi:
serve its purpose, if no more. La
out me evening clothes now." H
stood up, stopping to stare throug
the port. "Good enough," he con
mented on what he discovered witi
out; "'tis passing Suez we are thi
blessed minute. Praises be, w
caught a boat that doesn't stop here.
Danny scratched an ankle though
fully. "Yiss, yer honor," he assentei
dubious. "But, for all that, phwat
to hinder annywan from boordin' u
be boat, if they sh'u'd want to?"
O4Lourke turned and eyed the ma:
keenly. "'Tis a great head ye hav
on your shoulders, Danny," he sait
"Sometimes ye betray almost canin
intilligence. I'm be way of havini
hopes of ye. Now get ye on deck ani
watch to see who does come aboard
If anyone, and report to'me."
"Yiss, yer honor."
O'Rourke bolted the door after Dai
my and assured himself that the key
hole was properly wadded, that n<
track existed through which his move
ments might be observed from th<
gangway. Shrugging his broad shoul
ders he returned to: the seat vacate<
by his valet and thrust a hand be
neath the coat of his pajamas, with
drawing It a moment later, fingert
tightly wrapped about a rather bulk:
And the Pool of Flame lay glitter
ing and stabbing his eyes with shafti
Qf blood-red light
Into its depths of pellucid fire
O'Rourke gazed'long and earnestly, ia
the most profound meditation.
But at length, slipping the ruby lnt<
the new receptacle and drawing thf
lanyard tight about its puckered
throat, he stood up and threw the 1o0]
over his head, permitting the bag wit]
its precious contents to fall beneat!
the folds of his jacket; and, shaking
off the sober mood inspired in him by
the study of the stone, rang for
steward, to whom, when he responded
hae entrusted a summons for Danny
"if so be it we're clear of Suez."
In the course of five minutes or sC
Danny himself tapped on the door and
presented to his master a bdaming
"Divvle a sowl !" he announced tri
umphantly. "Sure, 'tis ourselves hav4
given thim the slip entirely!"
He fished a brand new kit-box fron
beneath the berth and, opening it, be
ban to lay out O'Rourke's clothing.
His master indulged in a sigh of re
lief. "Then no boat put off to us at
all ?" he questioned indifferently.
"Only wan," replied the servant,
"and thot wid no wan in ut but a nay
"A negro?" demanded O'Rourke, fa
cing about. "What do ye mean? Did
be come aboard?"
"Sure and he did that, yer honor
and caught us be no mcore thin the
skin av his tathe and-"
O'Rourke bent over the man and
seizing ~im by the shoulders swung
him around so that their eyes met.
'What the divvle!" demanded the ad
venturer, "did ye mean by telling me
nobody boarded us, then? What-"
"Sure, yer honor. . . . Aw, yer
honor! . . . 'Tis mesilf meant nc
harrm at all, at all!" protested Danny.
"Didn't I say thot divvle a sowl came
aboord? Sure, thin, is a naygur a hu
With an exasperated gesture
O'Rourke released the boy. "'Tis toc
much for me ye are," he said help
lessly. "Now and again I believe yE
'1weh makings of a man in ye, and
e r re-effand play the-fool! 11
- . -Neve ye 4 punre simnpletom
less hide. Get on with ye! Tell n
about this 'naygur.' What sort of
black man is he?"
"Sure, sor," whimpered Danny, "'t
mesilf that w'u'd die rather thin hai
ye talk to me thot way, yer hono
Upon me sowl, I niver thought ye
worry about a poor divvle av a na
gur, come aboard wid nothin' but
say-chist and the clothes he walks i
beggin' for a chanst to worrk h
passage to Bombay, sor."
"Did they let him sign on, then
"Divvle a bit, rayspicts to ye." Moi
cheerfully Danny struggled with tr
studs in O'Rourke's shirt. "The pu
ser was all for kicking him back in1
his boat, sor, whin he offered to pE
passage in the steerage. So they 1
him stay, sor."
"Seemed to have money-eh?"
"Aw, no, yer honor. 'Twas bare:
able he was to scrape ut all together
"I belave so, yer honor. 'Tis harn
for me to say. Wan av thim naygur
as much like another as two pay
sor; 'tis all tarred wid the same bru:
t they be."
L "Ah well," he resumed more pacifi
ally, "belike he's what he seems, Da:
ny, and has no concern with us at a)
Whether or no, care killed th' cat.
. . D'ye mind, Danny," he swur
r off on one of his characteristicall
' acute tangents, "the little woman wit
the red hair? Though 'tis mese
a should beg the lady's pardon for me
.tioning the color of her hair in tb
' same room with that outrageous heao
' light of yours, Danny. . . . D'y
* mind her, I mean ?"
e "The wan ye observed at Pool
Said, sor? The wan ye told me I
discover the name av?"
E "'Tis a brave detective ye woul
d make, Danny. Ye have me meanin
"Aw, yiss." Danny's lips tightene
as he laced O'Rourke's patent-leathE
shoes. He cast up at his master
face an oblique glance of disapprova
C "I mind the wan ye mane," he a<
He rose, and as he did so, O'Rourk
gently but firmly twisted him aroun
by the ear and as deliberately an
% thoughtfully kicked him.
"What the divvle is the matter wit
ye, Danny?" he inquired in pained r4
monstrance. "It is mad ye are, c
have ye no judgment at all, ye scu
t that ye speak to me in that tone?"
1 Solicitously Danny rubbed th
1 chastened portion of his person, grun
bling but unrepentant.
O'Rourke grinned tolerantly, retail
ing his hold upon the servitor's ea1
b "Her name?"
"'Ow, yer honor, leggo! ..
Missus Prynne, sor!"
Gently but Frirmly Twisted Hir
Around by the Ear.'
The wanderer gave the ear anothe
tweak, by way of enforcing the les
son. "Prynne, is it? And how dii
you learn that, Danny?"
t"'Twas her maid told me, sor. Leg
go, yer honor, plaze-"
"And how did her maid come t<
tell ye' ye great ugly, long-legge(
J"Sure-ow!-'twas only a bit av
- kiss I was by way av givin' her
K"That'll do, Danny," O'Rourke chuc
SThe peal of the trumpet announcing
dinner interrupted his contemplate(
-lecture on the ethics of investigatioI
and the perils of flirtation as betweer
maid and man servant..
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Schedules Effective December 3, 1911
Arrivals and Departures New
berry, S. C.
(N. B.-Thesle schedule figures ar<
Ishown as information only and are no
8:51 a. m.--No. 15, daily from Co
Ilunmbia to Greenville. Pullmar
sleeping car between Charlestor
11:50 a. m.-No. 18, daily, from Green
ville to Columbia. Arrives Colum*
bia 1:35 p. in., Augusta 8:35 p. m
Charleston 8:lE p. mn.
2:45 p. m.--No. 17, daily, from Colum
bia to Greenville.
I9:05 p. m.-No. 16, daily, from Green
ville to Columbia. Pulluan sleep
ing car Greenville to Charleston.
Arrives Charleston 8:15 a. m. Ar
rive Savannah 4:15 a. mn. Jack
sonvillo 8:MO n. 'i.
IFour further informaition ca I on
E ~ ts, r ~. K.2ca~an,V. P.
a & G. M., Washington, D. C.; J. L.
Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or F.
L. Jenkins, T. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE FOR I
a The City Council of Newberry, S. C.,
invites sealed bids for the lease of the
Newberry opera house for a term of
three (3) years, beginning April 25,
1912. House has a seating capacity of
-! 900. Only theatre in Newberry county.
LI Town has population of 6,000. Bids
r must be filed prior to April 1, 1912.
x Rent to be paid monthly in advance.
All bids to be accompanied by a certi
fied check for $50, as evidence of good
faith. Checks will be returned to un
i3 successful bidders. Successful bidder
- will be required to give surety bond
for five hundred ($500) dollars to
guarantee performance of conditions
s of lease. Right reserved to reject any
,b and all bids. For further information,
address, and file bids with Jno. R.
o Scurry, Clerk and Treasurer, New
berry, S. C. 1-19-tf.
1 For 1912.
i Our New Descriptive Catalog
4. is fully up-to-date, and tells all
about the best
e . Farm Seeds.
Every farmer and gardener
should have a copy of this cata
log, which has long been recog
nized as a standard authority,
for the full and complete infor
xmation which it gives.
We are headquarters for
Grass and Clover Seeds, Seed -
Potatoes, Seed Oats, Cow Peas,
Soja Beans and all Farm Seeds.
Wood's Descriptive Catalog mailed
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E Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.'
SClogs the pores of the scalp, preven~ts the
hair from obtaining proper nourishmenlt
causes it to fade and eventnally to fall
out. And besides, it's .irritating and
annoying to have your scalp itching and
Sburning all the time.
If you want to get rid of the Dandruff
germ--to stop the annoying itching and
burning-to have a really clean and
healthy scalp, get a bottle of HAY'S
HAIR HEALTH to-day-prove to your
Sself what a satisfaction it is to have hair
Your money back if not satisfactory.
$1.00 and 50c at Drug Stores or direct upon
receipt of price and dealers namne. Send 10c for
trial bottle.-Philo Hay Spec. Co.. Newark, N. J.
For Sale and Recommended by
GILDER & WEEKS.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
At the late residence of Mrs. Harriet
-Long, deceased, in No. 9 townsl'ip, on
Saturday, January 20, 19 t2, at 11
'o'clock a~. mn., I will sell to the high
est bidder for cash the personal prop
erty of which Mrs. Harriet Long died,
seized and possessed, consisting of -
one mule, household and kitchen fur
Isaiah J. Lowman,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIN.
The undersigned will apply to the
Judge of Probate for- Newberry county
on Monday. January 15, 1912, at noon,
for letters dismissory as administrator j
of the personal estate of Owen McRae
Robert McCaughrin Holmes, "
12-12-4t-1taw. Administrator. Ar.
Columrbia, Newberry & Laurenxs B. E, A
Schedule in effect October 6, 1910 Lv.
Subject to change without notice. Lv.
schedules indicated are not guaran- ILv.
A. C. L. 52. 53. L
Lv. Charleston.. ... 6.10am 10.00pmf
Lv. Sumter.. .. ....9.4am 6.2Opm ar.
C. N. &L.
Lv. Columbia......11.5am 4.55pm Ar.
Ls. Pr sperf. ..12.42pm 3.34pm Ar.
Lv. Newherry.. .. . 12.56pm 3.20pm Ar.
Lv. Clinton.... .. ..1.5pm 2.35pm A.
[,V,.Laurea....... 2.35pm 2.12pm
C. &W. C. Eroi
Ar. Greenville. . .. 4.0Opmn 12.20pmn and
Ar. Spartanbuirg. .. 4.0C5pm 12.20pm jand
S. A. L
to fill space th
I invite all fri
call at my ne
THE HOUSE OF A THOU~
D YN A I
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Drawn from actual photograph. Ten months later
Come and learn the modern, q
safe way to use the giant forei
Remove Stumps and Boulders. PIai
Break Up Subsoils and Make Old Fari
Will Be Demonstrated on
H. H. Abrams, 2 miles north of 1
10 a. m. Ree Cross Dynamite is
veil & Son, Newberry, S. C.. Ne
Newberry, S. C., J. W. Copelan
C., Prosperity Stock Co., Prospe
& Jones, Moseley & Roland, I
Laurens, J. I. Copeland & Bro., C
gricultural Blaster Wanted.. Plet
r own blasting. We will teach you the work and helj
eonstration and tell our representative you want to learn
Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1..33pm 'cept St
thens.... .... 6.5pm 10.30amu tween C
Atlanta...... ...45pm 8.00am For in
A. C. L 54. 55.
Columbia.... ...0pm 11.15am
Prosperity... .. 6.26pm 9.5Oam f. F. LI,
Newberry.. .... 6.44pm 9.32am C
Clinton.... .... 7.35pm 8.44am
Laurens.. .. .. 7.55pm 8.20am
C. &W. C. is thel1
reenville.. ... 9 '40pm 7.00am child, SU
8. A. I. chester,
reenwood.. .. 2.28am 2.33amicide
bbeville.... .. 2.56am 2.08am Srote"
thens.. .... .. 5.04amr 11.59pm but sine
tlanta.. .. ...7.5am .9.55pm remedy
s. 52 and 53 arrive and depart we have
nUnion 'Station, Columbia, daily, oua'Pt a~
run through between Charleston sande of
reenville. -hay feve
O. 54 and .50i arrive and depr hemor,,
vais .street, Columbia, daily, ex Pelham I
inpse basted out into firewood.
$800.00 worth of celery per acre.
nick, cheap and
a of dynamite to
t Trees. Dig Ditches.
us Produce Big Crops.
the Farm of
Jewberry, Jan. 2,'
sold by R.Y. Lea
wberry Hdw. Co.,
ci Co., Clinton, S.
rity, S. C., Brooks
.aurens Hdw. Co.,
linton, -Lorick and
yof interesting and profitable work to
ne for farmers who do not want to-do
>you get it. If interested attend this
blasting. He will show you how.
nday, and run through be
~olumbia and Greenville.
formation ask agents or write.
W. J. Craig, P. T.M.
Wilmington, N. C.
lolumbia. 6. a.
A. Fierce Night Alarm.
&oarse, startling gough of a
ddenly attacked byi croup. Of
used Lewis Chamblin, of Man
0., (R. F. D. 2-) for their four .
were greatly subject'to croup.
nes in severe attaeks," hte
r'e were afraid they would die,
e we proved what a certain
Dr. King's New Discovery is,
no fear. We rely on it for
id for coughs, colds or any
-lung trou-ble." So do thou
others. So may you. Asthma,
', la. gr'ippe, whooping.cough.
tgos !i ~b-fore it. 500. ad'