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The Girl From Radcfiffe.
* "Long distance call from Mr. Bill- j
lugs, sir," said Jenkins, lifting the receiver.
By Jove, he had just caught me as
I fras about to leave.
neiio: j-iiat ;uu, juigiiLuuL: came
his voice. "Say, old chap, you .remember
you said yon wouldn't mind putting
up the kid overnight on the way
home from college. Remember? Wants
to rest over and tjome up the river on
the day line."
Yes, I remembered, and said so.
"All right, then! it's tonight Be
thpra ahrmt tiItia frnm Rnstnri Dnn't
go to any trouble, now, nor alter any
plans. The kid will probably be dead
tired and off to bed before you get
home from your dinner."
"That's all right, old chap; Jenkins
win iook aiter tne young one/'
I heard Billings chuckle?I remem- j
bered that chuckle afterward.
"Not much of the young one there.;
Eighteen, you know. Never off to !
school, though, until last year?and by
George, it was time! Between my
mother and my sister the kid was fce*
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ui^ aDBOiuxeiy rumea?ueueu, iuuij cuudled,
and was getting soft and silly? l
oh, something to mak? you sick. Well,
so much obliged, Dicky. You know
what these hotels are. Good-by."
I explained to Jenkins. "All right,
sir," he said. "I won't go out until
after nine. It'll be time enough."
And so I went off.. I returned early,
fori anH cat rpnriir)? Jpnkins
was still away, and the dokr of my
guest room was open.
The voice behind me was soft, mu- j
, I whirled about, and there, within
the door, leaning against the frame,
was the most beautiful creature I
ever saw iti all my life.
A girl! But oh, by Jove, such a
girl! A lovely, rosy blonde, dash it!
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kind of lashes, don't you know?eyes
like dreamy sapphire seas?oh, that
sort of thing?a peach!
The leap that brought me to my
feet sent my chair thudding backward.
v"Why?er?good evening," I managed
to stammer. Just managed, you
know, for, give you my word, I neve::
was so bowled over in my life?
never! And on the instant I guessed
what it meant. The "kid" that Bill- ]
ings referred to wasn't a kid brother
at all, but a kid sister?girl, by Jove!
"Are you busy?" I saw the flash of !
her perfect little teeth as her lips
parted in a smile. "If not, may I talk
to you a while?"
I mumbled something designed to
be pleasant?dash me if I know what
?and managed to summon sense
enough to lift toward her a wicker
arm-chair. Then I dashed into my
bedroom to chuck the smoking-jacket
and get into a coat. And all the while
v I was thinking harder than I ever had
thought ft r>r>ssihle
Just the thing to have expected ol
an ass like Billings?a fellow with nc
? sense of the proprieties! His kind of j
mind had never got any further than 1
the fact that I had a guest-room and
a quiet apartment. The further fact
that it was in a bachelor apartment
house and I a bachelor?and not yet
out of my twenties, dash it?would
never have presented itself to a chunif
like Billings as having any bearing or
"Of course, I must get right over to ;
the club and leave her in possession? \
it's the only thing left to do." This ;
* was my thought as I slipped into my
coat and gave my hair a touch?just !
a touch, don't you know. The thing
to do was to carry it off as natural^ i
as possible for a few minutes, and j
then slip away. Probably she hadn't!
counted upon my being in town at all
?had taken it tor granted it was |
some sort of family apartment?witb i
housekeeper, servant maids, all that
sort of thing.
* "Now, just a few minutes of con- '
versation to put her at her ease," I
reflected, "and then I'm off. I'll get f
the janitor's wife to come up ana
stay near her."
And I dashed back, murmuring some
jolly rubbish of apology. And then 1
just brought up speechless?almost
fell over backward. For as she stood
tnere under tne lignt, I saw that vfcac
I had taken for a dress of black silk
was not a dress at all, but a suit of ;
pajamas?black, filmy pajamas, whose ,
loose elegance concealed but could
not wholly deny the goddess-like fig- |
t "I'd have known you anywhere, Mr. j
Lightnut." And then I found that we
were shaking hands, my fingers i
crushed in a grasp I never could have
thought possible from that tiny hand. i
"From hearing Jack talk, your name 1
is a sort of household word in the
I mumbled something jolly Miotic?
some acknowledgment. But I was
pink about the ears, and T '-new it,
while she was cool ana serene as a
lily of the what-you-call-it. don't you
> know. I v as trying net to see- i.he 1
' pajamas, trying to pretend net to no- !
tice them, but dashed if I did" only
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Toir sheTookea down at herself with
a laugh?rather an embarrassed
laugh, I thought; and her little shrug
and glance directed attention to her
j "I see you're looking at the pajamas,"
she said smiling.
And her eyes looked at me through
"I Was Such a Kid When You Saw
tho^e drooping lashes?oh, such a
"Oh, no?I assure?certainly not," I
stammered hastily. Dash it, I never
was so rebuked and mortified in ail
my life. What an ass I had been to
seem to notice at all!
She looked troubled. "Say, do you
mind my wearing them?" she inquired.
"I? Certainly not?well, I should
say not!" I retorted, almost with indignation.
"Sure?" By Jove, what ripping eyes
"Of course not!" emphatically.
Her sunny head nodded satisfaction.
"That's all right, then. I was
afraid you wouldn't like it?afraid you
would think I was acting a little free.
But your man Jenkins?isn't that his
name??said he thought you wouid
like for mc to wear them."
"Jen?what's that?" I was amazed,
indignant at Jenkins' effrontery. "He
?he suggested that you wear?er?
She nodded, her glorious eyes shining
"You see, I went to a frat dance last
night in Cambridge," she explained;
"and in the hurry this morning, somei
how, one of my bags?a suit-case?
was left behind. And when I got here
tonight and began piling the things
out of my other bag?well, I saw I
was up a tree. Not a thing to slip
into, you know?not so much as a
dressing-gown or even a bathrobe.
Then your man saved my life?suggested
these pajamas. See?"
"Oh, I see!"
I said so; but, dash it, I wasn't sure
I did, for I knew so devilish little
"I must cut along now," I thought;
"Infernal shame to be taking advantage
of her this way!" And then I
thought I would just wait a wee minute
Just then she turned toward me,
her elbow on the arm of the wicker
chair, her dainty, manicured fingertips
supporting her chin.
"You know, Mr. Lightnut, I wasn't
sure you would remember me at all,'*
she said. "I was such a kid when
you saw me last."
"Oh, yes," I said, trying to recall
the rather hoydenish children I had
seen on the motor trip to Biilings'
home five years before. "I remember
you were quite a little girl?weren't
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I tnougm ner i^ce aarKeneu a mtle;
then her smile flashed through,
like sunshine through a cloud. Her
laugh came on top, like the mellow
ripple of a tiny brook?that sort oi
thing?oh, you know!
"Oh, I say now, Mr. Lightnut, cul
out the josh," she remonstrated; and
I thought she grew a little red. "No
more for mine those sissy, girlie ways,
?I've got well over all of that!"
She tossed one knee over the other
and threw herself back in the chair.
She seemed a little piqued. She went
"T iust tell TQU Tvfcat?there's noth
ing like a cowple of years off at college
for toughening you! Gets all
those mamma's baby ways out of you,
you bet your life, and all the slushi<
ness you get from trying to be like
your sisters. Shucks!"
I caught my breath. Of course, she
had no idea how it sounded?this
sort of talk; it was just her innocent
frankness, her?what d'ye call it??
her ingenuousness?dash it!
She continued musingly: "Gee, but
I was soft when I first went away?a
regular pie-faced angel-child!" Her
voice had in it a sneer. Then she
straightened up, whirled her chaii
facing me, and gave me a sounding
slap on the knee. "Say, maybe ttie
fellows I met didn't educate that out
of me mighty c?uicl:! Well, I reck or
yes-" And she nodded, eyinrr me sidswise,
her pretty chin in the air.
Bui, dash me, I was so aghr.nt I
couldn't get out a v/ord. Just set there
batting at her and turning hot and
cold by turns. Came devilish near
login,? consciousness, by Jove, that's j
| what! !
Of course, I knew she didn't know
; what she was talking about. Hadn't
any sisters myself, don't you know,
; and never had learned much about
! other fellows' sisters; but-, dash it, I
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would have staked my life on hers.
You can nearly always tell, you know.
But, anyhow, I thought I had better
I got up. "I say, you want to just
make yourself at home," I said. "And
if you don't mind, I'll see you at the
| boat in the morning."
She stood up, too, looking rather
surprised. "You're not going away?" j
"Oh, no; not out of town." I thought
that was what she meant. I added:
| "And as I go out, I'll stop down-stairs I
; and have some one come up and stay
! with you."
She dropped to the arm of the chair,
her pretty face showing dismay.
"Oh, but see here! I'm running you j
off?I know I am. Say, Mr. Lightnut, ,
; I don't want to do that. I thought
sure you were going to be here. Broth'
er insisted you would be."
Brother! Nice brother, indeed, for
her?poor little thing!
"Oh, you'll be all right," I said reassuringly.
"I'm just going over to
the club, don't you know?not far
She came right up to me and placed j
a hand on each shoulder.
"Honest Injun, now," she said?and i
her smile was ravishing. "Honest, :
now, Mr. Lightnut, you're going just i
because Im here. Say now, own up!
! And, dash It, there was nothing to j
j do but admit it.
"All right," she said; and I thought
her eyes flashed a little. "Then I go ;
to a hotel?that's all!"
"A hotel! Why, you can't do that? ,
oh, I say!"
"Why can't I?" She was downright
angry?I could see it; and how dis-,
| tractingly lovely she was with that
flame in her cheeks!
! But she was just a child?an innocent
little child; and how the deuce
could I ever make her understand?
I stammered: "Why?er?not in
New York, you know. They won't take
a lady in at this time of night. They?"
She snapped her fingers. "Oh, I
say, Mr. Lightnut, play easier on that
girlie and lady pedal; cook up a fresh
gag! I tell you, I've put all that be;
hind me. Say, wait till you've known
me a little, and I'll bet a purse you
never call me a lady again! Lady!
Say, that's funny!"
And it certainly seemed to strike
; her sense of humor. She gave me a
sudden punch in the side that fairly
left me breathless, and her laughter
rang out birdlike, joyous. Oi5 a sudden
I felt devilish awkward and fool-,
"Oh, please stop stringing me, Mr.
Lightnut?don't treat me like a kid. j
I want to get acquainted." Then her i
bright face sobered. "Say, was that
on the level?that about your going
to leavo me? See here, I'm not bothering
you, am I, Mr. Lightnut?"
I "Bothering me!" I ejaculated. "Bothering
me? I should say not!"
I think I must have said it heartily
and convincingly, don't you know, tor
her lovely face looked pleased,
j "Because if I am," she said earnestly,
"I'll fade away into my own little
room there." Her glance ranged
; toward her door. "It's sure some
swell, that room."
"So jolly glad you like it," I said.
"Well, I should sav!" Then her
beautiful eyes looked at me full.
"You know, I didn't expect tty-is?I
mean having a room all to myself.
And then, while I gasped, she went;
on, sweetly and calmly:
"Why, Mr. Lightnut, Brother Jack
would throw seventeen thousand tits
I if I went to a hotel, because?" She
; laughed deliciously. "Well, I promised
him that if he would let me come
home by New York I would stay right
, here with you and behave myself."
"Behave yourself!" I echoed indignantly.
"Why, look here, do you mean
to say Jack Billings?your own brother,
you know?thought you wouldn't
! ?er?do that at a hotel?"
"Thought?" Her laugh this time
was explosive. "No, he never thought; '
it; he knew I wouldn't! He knew 1 j
would be tearing around all night with
the boys?that's what!"
And dash me, if sh8 didn't throw
herself back with a kind of swagger,
i by Jove! ,
"Why, you?you wouldn't do such a
' thing!" I uttered faintlj'.
"Wouldn't I?" She. straightened suddenly,
and her lovely blue eyes nar-1
rowed at me. "Say, Mr.' Lightnut, I j
don't want you to get me ?ized up
wrong. I'm none of your little waxy
gardenias?not much! When I'm in
New York, it's the bright lights and
the Great White Way for mine?yes,
sir, every time!"
And she gave me a blow on the
shoulder that was like a stroke from
a man's arm. It sent me down into
"If you don't believe me," she addj
ed, her face shining with excitement,
: "just you ask Jack about last summer j
when I came through?about that Joy I
j ride to Coney with three Columbia fellows,
and how we got pinched. Oh, j
mamma, but didn't Jack swear at
i I heard a noise by the door. Jenkins
stood there, his eyes sticking out '
like hard boiled eggs.
' I?I'm back, sir," he said rather
l'alteringly. "Beg pardon, sir; just j
thought you'd want to know. I didn't
know you?h'm!" And with an odd
look and a little cough Jenkins slipped
away. But T scarcely noticed hirj
Poor misguided girl!
My brain was buzzing like a civilisli
hive oi; bees, don't you know. 13y;
Jove, this was something awful! |
^An<3 yet?and yet? Her fran?, swe?t
face met mine with a clear light that
there was no mistaking. There was
no going behind it?she was a thoroughbred,
a queen?a lady, dash it! I
knew it! And I just settled on that,
and was ready to die right then and
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I didn't care a jolly hang how she
talked; it was just nothing?just the
demoralizing swagger of a little
boarding-school girl trying to show
off like her brothers. And her language?
Why, just the devilish, natural
result of having a coarse, slangy
brute like Billines for a brother. Poor
little girl! It was a beastly shame.
She was watching me curiously,
smilingly, as she sat there, her devilishly
pretty mouth puckered Into a
cherry as she softly whistled and
drummed her shining nails upon the
"I'm afraid I've shocked you," she
said. "Jack says you're so good."
Dash it, somehow I felt humiliated!
She said It In a way that made me
feel like a silly ass, you know.
But she wasn't thinking about me
any more. Her eye fell on the tabouret,
and he little hand stretched toward
"May I?" she said with an arch Inquiring
glance. "Your cigarettes look
good to me. I emptied my case an
And I proffered them with a show
of alacrity. "Pray, pardon me," I
said. "I?I never thought of you
smoking." A chuckle came through
the tiny teeth grasping the cigarette.
"Thought I was too goody-goody, eh?"
"Do?er?you smoke much?" I ventured
anxiously. "Cigarettes, you
She pulled a sparkling half-inch as
she took her little head. I felt awfully
relieved. "Not for me," she remarked
carelessly. "I prefer a pipe."
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The golden head inclined. "Bet
yon! Good old, well-seasoned brier
for mine?well-caked and a little
strong." Puff-puff. "Oh, damn your
patent sanitary pipes, I say!"
And as backward I collapsed upon
the cushions, she threw her leg over
the arm of her chair and shot two
long cones of smoke from her dainty
A moment later I had another
"I don't blame you for looking at
me so hard," she said, rubbing her
chin and looking, I thought, a little
confused. "For did you ewer see a
lace like mine?"
"I?I never did!" I said stammeringly,
for, by Jove, the question was
so unexpected; but I knew I said it
earnestly and with conviction in every
She nodded. "Never got a chance to
shave, you know?caught the train by
such a margin?and my kit's in that
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on you in tlie morning for one of your
I stared at her in horror.
"Shave? You don't shave?" I protested
"Myself, you mean? Have to; J
haven't got a man to do it for me."
She seemed to sigh. "Not old enough
yet to have a man, Jack says."
And just here her attention seemed
to center on my cellarette over in the
"Gee, but it's warm tonight, isn't
it?" she remarked absently.
And there was nothing to do but
take the hint or leave it; and after all,
she was a guest, you know!
"Perhaps you will permit me to of
"You've Had Me Fooled."
fer you some refreshment," I suggested,
rising. I knev/ it sounded devilish
stiff; and I knew, moreover, that
I looked like a jolly muff, in fact.
"Perhaps I will," she cnucKiea. "say,
don't urge me too hard, Mr. Lightnut;
you might embarrass me."
I did not want to embarrass her.
"I thought perhaps a lemon soda
would refresh you," I explained. "Or,
if you will allow me, I will have Jenkins
make you one of his famous seltzer
lemonades. Perhaps, though, you
would prefer just a plain?"
I halted in confusion, for she was
laughing at me.
"A nlain cud of tea," she gurgled,
"or a creme de menthe!" And then
her laughter burst deliriously. "Say,
do you know, honestly, I'm only just
getting on to that dry humor of
yours. You've had me fooled. You do
it with such a serious face, you know.
Say, it's great!"
I tried to smile, but I knew it wul'
a devilish sickly gc?the more so, because
just at that moment her slender
fingers discarded the remnant of her
last cigarette and reached for_a cigar.
| Another instant, and she had deitly
clipped and lighted it.
j I decided I wouldn't jing Jenkins.
I felt ashamed as I looked in the
cellarette, and wondered what the
deuce I should offer her. Couldn't
think of anything I had ever heard of
boarding-school girls goiifg in for except
ice-cream soda; and, dash it, 1
didn't have any ice-cream soda. Near,
est thing would be a little seltzer and
ginger ale. That would do.
"Oh, I say, I'm going to make you a
. highball," I said, trying to assume a
| frisky, jocular air.
Her voice lifted in alarm. "Nay,
nay, Clarence?Dot for me!" she urged
"But It's only?"
"No fizzy adulterations in mine?
not on your life." She followed me
across the room. "Just give me the
straight, pure goods?anything, just
so it's whisky." #
And before I could say a word?if,
indeed, I could have said a word?she
i had selected a decanter of Scotch, and
; with cigar tilted UDward in her tender
mouth, was absorbingly pouring a
shining stream of the amber fluid.
To see the slow curving of that
delicately molded wrist, the challeng:
ing flash of the saucy ej%s of blue,
! by Jove, it made me just forget all
i about what she was doing till the
| fluid ran over the brim. And then,
before I could intercept her, she had
lightly gestured her glass to mine,
! and in a flash the'stuff was gone.
: Gone! A full whisky glass; and I
| recalled with a shiver of horror that
it was very high proof liquor?something
X seldom touched myself, but
kept on hand for certain of my
"I say, you know!" I gasped in con
sternation. "I'm awfully afraid that
will?er?-will?" I gulped wordlessly.
I The coral lips curved scornfully.
"Get me jingled?" She looked as she
might have if I had insulted her.
! "Maybe so in those girlie-girlie days
you were trying to josh me about,
! but not since these two years I've
been at college." She shook her love,
ly, bright head, and followed a long
enjoyable pull at the cigar, projected
five perfect rings at a frescoed cherub
| in the ceiling.
j She leaned forward eagerly.
"Look here, I do wish you would let
me call you 'Dicky."'
"Oh, I say?will you?" exploded
from my mouth.
| "Will I?" Her look made my blood
leap. "You just watch me?Dicky!
Oh, say, this is great; maybe it won't
take a fall out of old Jack?always
bragging that you allow only two or
i three to call you that."
"I hope you will always call me
Dicky," I said?and said it very softI
ly. By Jove, I could hardly keep from
taking her hand!
"You bet I think it's awfully good of
you, Lightnut?I mean. Dicky." Then
her face grew pensive. "Say, do you
know, I need a friend like you?just
now, I mean?oh, worst kind."
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hitched nearer. She proceeded:
"Haven't you had things sometimes
you wanted to talk aboift to somebody?well,
things you couldn't just
tell to your brother or sisters?oh,
I nor even your room-mate? You understand."
I wasn't sure that I did, for she
was blushing furiously, and in her
eyes was an appeal.
By Jove, some jolly love affair, I
guessed suddenly. My heart just sank
like a lump of what's-its-name, but my
whole soul went out in sympathy for
her. 1 made up my mind, then and
j there, to put myself aside,
j "Devilish glad?I mean delighted to
have you tell me anything," I murmured
rather weakly; "but?er?I
should think your mother?"
| "The mater?tell her!" Her hand
lifted. "She'd guy the life out of me!
Besides, she's in Europe." She paced
to the window and back.
I protested indignantly: "I don't see
how any mother?"
"Aw, forget it!" she broke in, and
I winced again at slang from those
sweet lips. "No, sir; I'm going to unload
the whole thing on you,- or nobody."
j And, by Jove, the next thing I knew
she had perched on the broad arm of
the Morris chair in which I sat, her
arm resting lightly abovfe my shoulI
"Here's what I want to know
about," I heard her sigh. "When
you're engaged to one person and
meet anotner you liKe Deiter, now are
you going to?well, chuck It with the
i first, you know?and still do the
I square thing? There, that's^what hit
1 me, Dicky; and I'm up against it for
i fair!" Her hand gently patted my
shoulder. "I'm telling you, old chap,
because I know you'll understand?
because I like you better than any
man I ever saw?that's right!"
I wss just afraid to move! Afraid
I she'd stop; afraid she'd go on. And
all the while I was feeling happier
i than I ever had in all my life?hapl
r?ior tVinn T cvpr kn#>w nermle could
j be, you know. I never thought her
i bold?dash it, no?knew It was just
her adorable, delicious, Arcadian simplicity,
by Jove! That explained it,
just as it explained to me all her
"So now it's up to you," she said,
"and I want to know what's the an:
And how could J give her any an!
swer? Xo, by Jove, I knew jolly well
I couldn't take advantage of such cir|
cumstrmces?of her artless confession;
knew devilisii well It wouldn't
do, you know. Miglit reproach me in
y^ars to come: and then?and then,
j there was Billings! j
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I looking up smilingly, but it was hard? j
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awfully, awfully hard, dash it?and I
I just felt like a jolly cad?or fool.
! Coudn't tell which.
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, HI,EASE GETS HEARTY RECEPTION
I Speeches in (Georgetown Before Large
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i Georgetown, April 4?The dedication
I of the splendid new Firemen's hall
| set for Wednesday night, April 3, was
made the occasion for a grand celebration
with Governor Cole. L. Blease
I as guest of honor. Congressman Elj
lerbe, of the Sixth district, was also
present The program for the day
was be^un with a big picnic at
i Brown's Ferry, on Black river, where
! about 500 country people from George;
town and Williamsburg counties congregated
to see and hear the governor
and others of the announced speakers
!of the day, and <to partake of the
j abundant eatables.
| The visiting party were taken up the
i river on the tug Wm. P. Congdon,
leaving Georgetown at 8 o'clock. Dr.
Olin Sawyer was master of ceremonies
j and introduced Congressman Ellerbe,
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! ington for Winyah Bay and' George|
town county and the Sixth district
was heartily applauded. County Superintendent
of Education J. W. Doar
j spoke along educational lines.
Governor Blease followed with a
j characteristically vigorous speech
' along lines heretofore reported. He
I dwelt long and with apparent effect
upon his pardoning record and related
1 pathetic instances of where the pardoning
power had been invoked. He
i reiterated his determination to disi
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others need apply." Governor Blea&o
j let fly some hot shot into the news;
papers and his enemies, mixed with
i frequent witticisms and apt anecdote
j to the evident amusement and delight
; of his audience.
Shortly after 8 o'clock in the evening
the loaded banquet tables in the
big Firemen's hall were thronged
| about with firemen and their guests.
.Among the speakers were Chief Sanders,
of the Greenwood fire department,
who set the oratory on a polii
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tical plane witn a red not ta,iK tor
re-election of Governor Blease. Mr.
Ellerbe spoke and was warmly receivi
ed. "He predicted that Champ Clark
| would oppose President Taft and de;
feat him." J. W. Doar, Esq., spoke
Andrews Praises Blease
Mayor W. H. Andrews, who acted as
j toastmaster in introducing Governor
I Blease, spoke with pride of the splen!
did fire department of Georgetown, in
; recognition of whose worth the really
I magnificent building was authorized
j by tlie city council, with the unanimous
consent of the citizens, and
i which was this night dedicated to their
; use for the public good. He spoke of
Governor Blease as a man who had
; the courage of his convictions, and the
! ability to carry out his policies with- _
out dictation from any man, or set of
i It was late when Governor Blease
began speaking and he spoke for more
than an hour. There were in the
^ neighborhood of five hundred men
present, standing room being at a
; premium. The crowd was hilarious,
and he entertained it perfectly.
"There will be only one governor
while I am in office, and those who
dcn't like it have a mighty poor way
to help it," said the governor. Again
i he dwelt upon his pardoning record
| and bitterly attacked the newspapers
' for their unfairness to him. He recounted
the Bel-ton incident. The gov-?
ernor was loudly cheered at the. con- ,
! elusion of his speech.
Today, April 4, was a great day at :
Andrews, fifteen miles from Georgej-town,
on the G. & W. R. R., where.an
educational rally and picnic for the'
farmers was hplri in tho tnwn Tho
graded school was closed, and the
! teachers and children attended the
speaking. A crowd, estimated to be
1 600 people, attended the exercises.
Speaks at Rally.
Governor Blease and Congressman
; Ellerbe were the principal speakers.
The former seemed among warm ad?
: mirc-rs and friends and was enthusws- j
tieallv cheered. He made no new state-i
ments, but attacked the present system.of
educating the negro, who were only
mad-p for servants to the white man,
"We are educating them not to do tlie.
very things we want them to do."
The party of visitors, including thegovernor,
left for Columbia on the afI
The Man That Counts.
"Remember each of you that the
chance for heroic endeavor of a rather
spectacu ar kind does not often
count ; that the man who really counts
in this life is not the man who thinks
how well he could do some bit of
heroism if the chance arose, but the
n:an who actually does the humdir .
workaday, every-day duties as the
duties arise."?Theodore Roosevelt