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A Present from China.
It was the first thing I saw that
K iiight as I swung into my chambers.
Pact is, for the moment, it was the
only thing I saw. Somehow, its splash
of yellow there under the shaded lamp
seemed to catch my eye and hold it.
I screwed my glass tight and examined
the thing with interest. Nothing
remarkable; just a tiny, oblong
Knortnar finrimic fAroltm
markings, its wrapper plainly addressed
to me, but?
"By Jove! From China!" I ejaculated.
Somebody in far-off China sending
me a present, with duties and charges
v "Anybody I know in China, Jenkins?"
I asked. And to help him out,
I added: "Fact is, some chap's sent
me a package, you know."
"Name on box, sir, perhaps." Said
it offhand, just like that?no trouble
of thinking, dash it all?never even
blinked. Just instinct, by Jove!
* "J .U ??? T~k"piT>f"DH 1T1 [
rt.UU lUCi C it was, iiiv-cij * ? j
the corner with a pen:
Holand Mastermann, Government
k House, Hong Kong, China.
* I read it aloud?can't read anything,
you know, unless I read it aloud?and
looked at Jenkins inquiringly. But
* lie came right up to the scratch; just
seemed to get it from somewhere
right out of the wall over my head:
"Beg pardon, sir; but think it's that
Ixradon gentleman?entertained you
at the Carlton when you were over
the other side."
Mastermann! By Jove, so it was?
I began to remember him now, be
t cause I remembered his dinner, sev- j
eral of them, in fact, during the three
years I had lived over there, acquiring
the English accent?manner, you
."know?and all that sort of thing!
Mastermann?oh, yes, I had him,
now! Jolly rum old boy, but entertaining
and clever?long hair, pink
wart on jaw! And, by Jove, I had
promised him?promised him?what
* the deuce was it I had promised him?
Let me see: he was something or
other in the foreign officfc; yes, I had
that?and tremendously interested in
mummies and psychical investigation
and rum sort of things like that, and?
"By Jove!" I ejaculated, as it came
to me. "And for that reason he wanted
them to send him out to China."
"Beg pardon, sir," put In Jenkins,
"but think you had a letter with a
Ohinese postmark last week."
? He looked around at my little writing-desk
and coughed slightly behind
"Was just a-wondering, sir, if it
might not be among those you haven't
opened?there are sever&l piles. If I
might look, sir?"
I nodded. Fact is, I allow Jenkins
much privilege, owing to long service.
Then, you know?oh, dash it, he's so
-original?so refreshing and that sort
of thing?so surprising. Just as in
* this case, he thinks of so many devilishly
ingenious, out-of-the-way sort of
It was Jenkins' idea that I find out
what was in the box by just opening
* the dashed thing while lie looked for
Clever that, eh? Well, rather!
So I unsheathed my little pocket
manicure knife, cut the strings and
removed the wrapper. Inside was
Just a little, straw-covered box with a
telescope cover and inside the box,
wrapped in tissue, was a tight roll of
bright red silk.
That was all?not another thing but
this little silk roll. It was a wad as
^ thick as three fingers and perhaps
twice as long, tied with a bit of common
string, ending in a loose bow-;
I pinched the roll gloomily.
"If it's a red silk mufiler, Jenkins, |
catch me wearing it, tnais an: x j
"burst out indignantly. "Rotten bad |
form, if you ask me. I'd look like an j
Then I had a horrible thought:
I i "Or?or the Salvation Army, dash ;
hp-- Here Jenkins thrust a letter at me.
"Perhaps this may explain it, sir," he
4 ( Sure enough, it was from Hong
Kong, and from that chap, Master- j
mann. Out there on special mission j
for Ms government, he said. I don't j
know what it was?never did know, J
in fact, for I skipped down to this ;
paragraph, which I read aloud:
"Every puff of those rare cigars you I
sent me has but reminded me that my 1
H debt to you is still unpaid."
I read thus far; then I read it again, j
But I could make nothing of it.
"Cigars?cigars?" I exclaimed, puz- i
Then I forgot the letter as I stared
"And what's the matter with you?" j
For I had caught him witn ms nana 1
over his mouth, obviously trying to '
suppress a chuckle. He sobered in- ;
stantly, but seemed embarrassed for j
"Oh, I say, you know!" I urged him. j
tHe started to speak, then pulled up. j
His breath went out in a-sort of sigh.
And he just stood there looking at j
me, ar>d looking kind of scared.
l^aet! Perfectly irreproachable serv- .
ice for live years; aiid now here, dash
s gr ft/tywAfens
it, showing emotion and that sort of ;
thing, just like?well, like people, by
Jove! Gad, I don't mind saying I was j
devilish put out! I screwed mv glass j
rather severely and he made another j
"I hope, Mr. Lightnut, sir, you'll try
to pardon me, sir, but I? Well, indeed,
sir, the mistake wasn't mine;
it was the dealer's fault, you know,
Jenkins cleared his throat with an
effort, his eyes rolling at me apologet
ically. When he spoke there was a
tremble In his utterance, and it was 1
"Why, sir," he began in a low tone,
"you told me to have your dealer ship
this gentleman, this Mr. Mastermann,
a dozen boxes of Paloma perfectos?
your favorite brand, you know, sir?
ninety dollars the hundred."
He paused, his fingers resting tremblingly
on the edge of the table.
"An error, sir, of the shipping clerk.
With a murmured apology, Jenkins :
paused to wipe his forehead. I saw j
that the perspiration had gathered in
great drops. Then he seemed to
gather himself for a resolute effort,
his eyes fixing themselves upon me
with the most extraordinary expres- i
don?kind of half-frightened, half-des-!
perate glare?that sort of thing, don't j
you know. I began to feel devilish
uncomfortable and edged away.
And he made another plunge: "They
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And, dash me if lie didn't stick j
again! It just looked like hie couldn't j
get past. But I encouraged him?just:
like you have to do a horse, you know j
?and this time he got over:
"They sent him a dozen boxes of I
'Hickey's Pride,' sir, instead!"
He spoke in a low, choking voice
and looked me full in the eye?the
kind of look you get when a chap's
boxing with you, you know?that sort j
(TO BE CONTINUED)
THIRTY-TWO DIE FROM
EXPLOSION OF BOILER
More Than SO Others Injured in San;
Antonio Yard?Bis: Locomotive
San Antonio, Texas, March IS.?At
least 32 men were killed and more than
"ft ^ A 4-r\A,ntr n*Vl.?k? tho VvAllOT* flf I
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locomotive Xo. 704 exploded in the
shop yards of the Southern Pacific
railroad here. The property damage
will approximate $20,000.
A committee of railroad officials,
army officers and citizens made an in- (
vestigation this afternoon, and is of
the opinion that the explosion probably
was due to carelessness of one of the
men killed in allowing an inrush of 1
cold water into the superheated boiler ^
in which the water was already low.
ANARCHIST SHOOTS AT KING. J
Attempts to Assassinate Yietor -Km- i
mannel of Italy?Three Bullets I]
3IIss Mark. ]
Rome, March 14.?A youthful an- ]
archist, Antonia Dalba by name, who |
asserts that he is a member of no!
organization, attempted to assassinate 11
King Victor Emmanuel today. Thejj
king was not injured, nor was Queen j
Helena, who was driving in a closed J.
carriage with him at the time, but an,officer
of the king's guard, Major, -
Lang, was wounded in the head and j'
fell from his horse.
Three shots were fired at the king, j'
who was on his way to the Pantheon
to attend a service commemorating
the birth of his father, the late King,'
Humbert, who died in 1900 at the?'
hands of an assassin. As the king's;
carriage, escorted by cuirassiers, was
passing along the Via Lata, a man
pushed through the line of soldiers
ithat guarded the street and fired
three shots from a revolver. One of
the bullets went wild, another struck
one of the liorjos a.id the third
wounded the officer in command of the
escort. A fourth time the assassin
pulled the trigger, but the cartridge
failed to explode.
Ordinary Cathartics and Pills and
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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
will make a final settlement
of the estate of N. P. Abrams, deceas-!
ed, in the Probate Court of Newberry |
County, on Tuesday, the 26th day of |
March, 1912, at 11 o'clock in the fore-j
noon, and will immediately thereafter i
apply for his final discharge as Ad-;
ministrator of the said estate.
All persons indebted to the said es
tate will make payment forthwith, and j
all persons holding claims against the;
said estate will present the same,!
proved according to law, to the under- j
signed, or to his Attorney, Eugene S.!
H. H. Abrams,
Dated Newberry, S. C., Feb. 20, 1912.
NOTICE OF FIXAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a lmal settlement of the estate
of Bertha Lee Banks, nee Bertha Lee
Hendrix, in the Probate Court for
Newberry County, South Carolina, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, on the 6th I
day of April, 1912, and will immediately
thereafter apply for a final dis- i
charge as the guardian of the person ^
and estate of the said minor.
T. C. Banks,
Newberry, S. C., March 2, 1912.
Columbia, Ji'ewberrj & Lanreng B. B.
Schedule in effect October 6, 191& j
Subject to change without notice. I
schedules indicated are not j^iaran-1
A. C. L- 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston 6.10am 10.00pm
Lv. Sumter 9.41ami 6.20pm
C., N. & L.
Lv. Columbia 11.15am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity 12.42pm 3.34pm
Lv. Newberry 12.56pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton 1.50pm 2.35pm ;
Lv. LaureaR 2.35pm 2.12pm j
C. & W. C.
kr. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pm;
kr. SpartanDurg. .. s.uopm iz.zupm
S. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm
A.r. Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1.33pn>
kr. Athens 6.05pm 10.30aiL
kr. Atlanta 8.45pm 8.00am
A. C. L. 54. 55. |
Lv. Columbia 5.00pm 11.15am j
Lv. Prosperity 6.26pm 9.50am
Lv. Newberry 6.44pm 9.32arr
Lv. Clinton 7.35pm 8.44am
Lv. Laurens 7.55pm 8.20air ;
c. & w. c.
Ar. Greenville 9 7-Opm 7.00aro
S. A. L
Ar Greenwood.. . 2.28am 2.38aw
Ar. Abbeville 2.56am 2.08am
Ar. Athens 5.04am 11.59pn>
Ar. Atlanta.. .. 7.15am 9.55pro !
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and run through between Charleston i
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Wilmington, N. C.
j. l'\ Livingston, S A.,
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