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'Tbat I will, darling. And this very
"Vpq' T'va alrpadv nhoned to mv
fellow-patronesses of the assemblyball?and
we're going to give a dance
tonight?impromptu?in honor of Captain
Jones and his party."
At ten o'clock that night the assem-;
blv ball was in full swing. Edith had j
already danced with many young men!
who were more or less open suitors for
^ her hand. More than one of these i
fashionable swains had proposed to;
her. But each in turn fc-'d beccme a|
"brother" through the diplomacy of
Edith Wayne. She had no one far
vorite among them. She liked them
all, but she loved none.
Catit. Duncan Jones, after a tango i
with one of the beautiful maidens of
the City of Angels, excused himself j
and left the ballroom. He was crossing
an anteroom on his way out for j
' a smoke when he met Mrs. Morris.;
They chatted till the ballroom again
r swarmed with dancers doing the maxixe.
Edith danced past the doorway of
P the anteroom. i
"There!" said Captain Jones.
"There's the girl I want to meet, Mrs.
JMorris. Do you know her?"
The result was that when the maxixe
ended, Ediih entered the anteroom
and Mrs. Morris forthwith pre-!
sented Capt. Duncan Jones.
Edith felt a distinct quake In Her,
soul. Her heart beat fast. The capIt
tain, she was certain, with his bronzed j
^ f&ce and athletic form, was the hand- j
somest, manliest man she had everi
"Shall we dance?" asked Captain;
Jones, as the orchestra broke forth i
into another of the Argentine steps.
"No," Edith replied. "I want to ask!
vou about Africa."
They strolled out into the' moonlit i
garden, where the air was flower-per- j
fumed and where fountains made gur- j
giing, tinkling music.
They talked of Africa, and Edith j
told him of her own childhood passed j
in the junglfe and of the tragic passing
of her father.
Near the end of this, their first j
happy hour together in the moonlit
garden, Captain Jones said:
"And?oh, yes?in the jungle I met a i
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"Black, of course!"
t "A white wild mail! Kow strange!
Why did you not get his story?"
"We couldn't," Jones ioplied. "He |
- was a sort of human island entirely j
surrounded by wild animals. And our
Kafirs refused to try to find him for r
us. He was wild, yet, somehow, Miss j
"Wayne, in the one brief eifcounter I i
had with that wild man there was j
something about him that deeply interested
me. He seemed to be?coin-;
pletely in tune with the wild."
"In tune with the wild!" she cried, I
in a low, thoughtful tone. "How coincidental!
Those were the very;
words my father often used?in tun? i
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with. tn? wna: uaptain Jones, leu xna ,
more of this wild man."
But just then Uncle Steve appeared, j
looking for Edith.
The Great Revelation.
| They returned to the dance floor, j
JfcJaita. aa^.cea witn uuncan jones i
?'ust one brief tango?and then Un
cle Steve put her wrap about her and !
led her to the waiting motor. Captain :
Jones saw them off, and Edith said to
"You must call and meet my mother,'
Captain Jones?tomorrow evening."
"Yes, d;ne with us,*' Uncle Stev-j put j
in. "ilv sister would derive so much
pleasure from a talk vith you."
"And. oh, Captain J )nes." Edith said, j
"do bring those photographs von tcld ;
p me aoout. Ana De sure you Dnng jh
particular the one showing the wild
The following evening Captain Jones
dined, en famille, with the Wayne i
family. After dinner Jones and Uncle j
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luregctmeieu iu mc smumus ^
den and puffed their cigars till Edith j
"I just can't wait, captain. I want i
to see those photographs right away." ;
Jones produced the photographs. I
Together the three examined them one ;
rby one, till suddenly Edith sat tran-5- j
fixed with a certain one of the pictures |
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"Who is that?" she asked, indicat-,
ing a figure in the photograph.
"That's the wild man," answered j
Jones. "See! He is standing there i
denouncing my friends for killing;
those two lions."
A photograph of Edith's father?as j
he appeared at the time of his sup-;
posed death?stood in a frame on thej
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"Jt's My Robert!"
table. A long minute Edith compared
the two pictures?the one in the frame
and the unmounted kodak picture.
"Captain! Uncle Steve!" she cried.
"Look! Lock! This wild man?why.
it's father?I'm sure of it!"
Half an hour later the three friends
entered the library where Mrs. Wayne
sat in her invalid chair asleep.
"Mother!" whispered Edith.
Mrs. Wayne awoke.
"Are you prepared for good news?
great news?wonderful news, Mollie?"
Uncle Steve asked.
"Why, yes, Steve. I feel remarkably
strong tonight. What has happened?"
"Look at this picture?and then at
this," Uncle Steve said, handing Mrs.
Wayne the two photographs, one showing
the wild man of the jungle and the
other showing Dr. Robert Wayne as
"Robert!" she presently exclaimed
in a tone of transcendent joy. "It's
Before Captain Duncan Jones left
the Wayne bungalow that night he and
Uncle Steve had planned- the details of
a trip to British East Africa?a trip on
which they would start the very next
Edith was to go with them. And
when Edith laid her head on her pil
low that night, she whispered softly:
"Duncan, I love you."
The Wild Animal Pit.
In the Kafir village in British Ea?t
Africa, where Amazu once reigned,
cnier Jbooia now was ruier. cooia nau
many wives. After each successful
raid on a neighboring tribe he would
buy a new wife, paying for these
spouses with the stolen cattle.
The favorite of all the wives of
Chief Boola was the beautiful Sandili,
for whom he had paid full eighty-five
head of cattle.
Sandili was, moreover, a jealous
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wiie. nivery ume rsooia uuugau a, new
spouse Sandili would treat the newcomer
as less than the dust beneath
her feet and keep the poor woman thus
in proper subjection. But at that she
was. a good-hearted Kafir woman.
Though she insisted upon keeping her
rivals in the harem at hard labor, she
would never deliberately cause them
bodily suffering. And because Sandili
?-> nrn/\^_linorf oH li'Am O 71 T^fi i tVl
Wayne would presently have reason to
thank her stars.
Nov.', this same Chief Boola?successor
to x\mazu?had established a
business new to Kafirland. He dug a
deep, deep pit which served as a
"storehouse" for the new business.
The enterprise was nothing less than
the capture of wild animals. Leopards,
lions, cheetahs and the like would be
taken in nets and then Boola would
throw these captive beasts into the
deep pit, there to thrive on meat furnished
by Boola till the coming of
European traders in wild animals, to
whom Boola would sell the beasts.
That1 Cnief Boola was engaged in
fMa on.imsl antprnHsft nnrl thpf
he possessed a deep pit full of wild
beasts of the jungle, Edith Wayne
could again thank her stars.
For Edith Wayne was even now not
so very far from the^ village and the
pit am. the wives cf Chief Boola. With
Uncle Steve, ana with Capt. Duncan
Jones, to whom she was now engaged
to be marrifed, and with the nali nundred
Kafirs forming their safari, ^dith
Wayne was encamped in tlie jungle.
Now, on a certain day in August,
Edith and her party set forth on horses
to look once again for a sign of the
wild man. This particular morning, as
luck would have it, the wild man had
left his home in the Caves of the Hundred
Liens and was even now wander
ing oil the trail of a wounded leopard?
a friend whose hurt he wished to heal.
This same morning, too, as luck
would have it, Chief Poola and his
men were abroad in the jungle, ready
to capture wild animals and take them
to the pit.
The result was that the wild man
snH Print r* hnfh snrv fbp wnnnHrv!
leopard at about ';he same time. Which
was all the worse for the leopard and
for the wild man. For the leopard
bounded away and never did get
healed of its wound, while the wild
man was roped by Boola. ai.d bound by
Bocla's men, hand and foot, and
dragged back to Boola's village.
For Bcola had often heard of the al
' Ur^d t c: this wild man over wild
beast.-. And h-? did not beli >ve half the
stories ihat w< rci poured into his ears.
So now. having captured this white
man, he determined to lest his prisoner'?
power by casting him into t'.io
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I "'Feed him well over night," was
i Boola's ord; r to his mrn. "and lie v. iii
be iili the biggrr meal lor the leopards
In the pit in the morning."
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Another Victim for trie Leopards.
At the very hour when Boola was
i taking the wild man a captive to his
i village Edith and Uncl?3 Steve and
| Captain Jones found the entrance to
| the Caves of the Hundred Lions,
j There they discovered?the cross. *
They knew that at last they had
; found the home of the uild man?the
; sanctuary of Doctor Wayne.
Till nearly nightfall they waited for
the home-coming of the wild man. But
: Robert Wayne came not, lor the simple
I reason that he was a captive in Boola's
| village, doomed to be lowered the next
morning into the pit containing half a
| dozen leopards.
"Come, we must leave now, as night
is falling," said Uncle Steve to Edith
j and Captain Jones. "With darkness,
| wild beasts will be coming forth from
their lairs within this cave."
So DacK to tneir camp me} roae, aie
their supper and lay down to hopeful
j dreams of finding the wild man on the
In the morning, when Edith emerged
| from her tent, Uncle Steve informed
1 her that Duncan had already gone
: forth to the Caves ..of the Hundred
j Lions in the hope of intercepting the
! wild man before he left this rock
j mansion for the day.
JliUJLLIl, Willi llltf ilCclItilJ' appetite UJ
youth, consumed the breakfast that
| the Kafirs put before her, then waited
i ?and waited. And still Duncan Jones
i did not return. Uncle Steve was writ;
ing letters home. i
"I'm going to thiat cave myself,"
j Edith told herself.
j She ordered the Kafirs to saddle a
horse. And presently she rode out of
the camp, leaving Uncle Steve still
; busy with his correspondence.
She rode throug'i the jungle in a direction
which she supposed would
i bring h^er to the Cave of the Hundred
Lions. She was riding, instead, toward
the village of Chief Boola.
At a water hole she dismounted. The
horse drank, and so did Edith. Then,
at the approach of a thirsty lion, Edith
On and On'Edith Ran.
: ran and her horse bolted?in opposite
On and on Edith ran, till she saw a.
j Kafir Tillage. How tould she knew that j
j this was the kraal of Boola, the col- j
j lector of wives and wild animals? Be- i
i fore she was aware that she was on'
hostile ground she had entered the vil-,
| The first black she encountered was j
none other than Sandili, the favorite 1
i wife of Boola?the exceedingly jealous
j wife (5f the king of (the tribe.
"What want you here?" Sandili;
asked in English. For she had learned
English from the European traders i
who cair.3 annually to buy the animals
in the pit and whose arrival was ex
pected this very day and hour.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
WILL BIT MUCH COTTON
Orders Secured For 14,<>5 Bales in
Charleston?Is Wonderful Keei
Charleston. Sept. 17.?At the conclusion
of the "buy-a-bale campaign"
, which ended here this evening at fi
: o'clock after two days of spirited canvassing
by 24 teams,-Secretary Snell
1 of the Chamber of Commerce under
| whose auspices the big effort was
; waged, announced that Charleston
business men had given pledges to j
buy 14.7S.r> bales from over the State
'at 10 cents a pound which means that
! Charleston will, invest some $739,2~0
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ill lilt; SlUjJIC IU mv.
South Carolina stand the wa" strain.
iWhen this announcement was made
there was astonishment because 2,000
bales had been the mark with hop^s of
making it .possibly 4.U00. but 14,7Sr?
bales exceeded all expectations and it
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IS llivt'iv a itvv/ivt in-.? ---
The cotton will be bought gradually
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by wholesale houses, fertilizer Arms,
manufacturing interests and individuals.
Arrangements have been completed
to take care of distress cotton in
Charleston, Berkeley and Colleton
counties immediately. Other purchases
will be gradual but the result
will be distributed among the State's
farmers by people who do not ordinarily
It is felt here that if other South
Carolina cities do as well proportionately
the South .Carolina cotton planters'
troubles will be temporarily solved
at least. Probably $100,000 will
be divided at once among local planters
in need of cash. Tje first day's
campaign resulted in abou'i $70,000
worth, o:" orders aimed to help the local
small farmers. j
GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER
Joseph (J. Sullivan, of Laurens, Convicted
of Killing .Juiiii M. Cannon.
Laurens, Sept. 18.?"Guilty of manslaughter"
was the verdict rendered
today by the jury in the case of Joseph
G. Sullivan, tried at this term of
court for the killing of Col. John M.
n r-irtn at (ZrcIV Pmirt V 12.
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The case was given to the jury last
night shortly after 6 o'clock. After
deliberating all night and until just
before noon today ihe jury agreed on ,
a verdict. I
lint inn for a new trial will be
^rgued tomorrow. This was the sec- |
ond trial o:' the case, a mistrial having
resulted at the June term of court, j
Sullivan is a prominent young
farmer of Laurens county. He shot
and killed .John M. Cannon at Gray
Court in' May. The fatal shots were
fired following a trial in a magistrate's
court in Which Cannon appeared
as the prosecuting attorney in a
case which a kinsman o:' Sullivan
.lohn M. Cannon was well known,
having been prominent at the Laurens
bar and in the politics of the county. :
At the previous court of general
sessions for Laurens county the case
"was tried, a mistrial being declared
after the jury had been unable to ;
agree after Ion? consideration of the
Greenwood Rogers, a negro, was to- ;
day convicted of arson in connection j
with the murder last January of
George F. Young at Stomp Springs'
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and the subsequent burning of his
cottage over the dead man's body.
The verdict carries the death penalty.
Rogers was tried and convicted on
a charge of murder at the March term
of court in this same case and the
jury recommended mercy, saving 'him
:'rom the electric chair then.
Junk Caldwell was also convicted
of the same crime and given a life
sentence. Tom Young, the third party
in the conspiracy, turned State's evidence
and largely on his testimony
convictions were secured in the other
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ably be disposed of tomorrow.
SEEK WRECKERS OF FAST TRAIN
Bloodhounds, However, Fail to Pick
Cp Trail?Heavy Casualty List.
X- / \ ?7 c-> i. 10 TTne
-\ew uneans, oepju w.?ccaitu >?<*o
being made tonight for train wreckers
believed to have caused the death !
o:' 10 persons and the injury of 30
others, by derailing Queen & Crescent
train Xo. 2 at 3 a. in. today at
Livingston. Ala. Bloodhounds late today
failed to pick up a trail. Some
of the injured, taken to Meridian .
(Miss.) hospitals, are in a serious
condition and the death toll of the '
wreck may be increased.
William Jones, of Birmingham, Ala.,
engineer of the wrecked train, who
lost his life, is said to have been given
the "clear" signal at the last auto/
matic switch post before the Klondyke ;
switch where the wreck occurred.
Supporters of the "wrecker" theory
think some 0m1 tampered with the
switch in the brief interval after the
train passed the block and before it
struck the switch. It also is said .
cents per I
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ale one new five
:ottage on College street
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Verber house and lot
that the switch was thrown against
the train, that the switch light was
out and that the oil tank of the light
,The train, which was composed of
six sleepers, two day coaches, mail,
baggage and express cars, left Meridian,
40 miles from the scene,of tie
wreck, shorty after midnight, 35 minutes
late. Engineer Jones, who was
VilloH \v?ac trvincr tn malrp iiin rvf
the lost time, it is believed, when the
train leit tine track. The engine
plunged toward a switch and crashed
into a freight car loaded with coal.
All thp care with toe exception os
the last three sleepers, piled on top
of the engine and freight. Nearly
every person in these ears was hurt,
The occupaj'ts of the last three sleepers,
which had been picked up at
Meridian from a New Orleans train,
all were thrown from their berths
and suffered minor injuries.
A relief train with physicians and
nurses was sent from Meridian. The
seriously injured were taken to Meri
Identification of the dead was difficult
because of the large percentage
of injured in the first five cars.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
They had arrested tne moving picture
manager as a spy. He was drumheaded.
found guilty and sentenced to
"Have you any parting request?"
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Uie UUi;S U>i lilt 1111115 LJai'ij a^ncu.
"Don't make it too long."
The movie man nodded.
"My operator," 'he said, "has never
seen a real execution. Just let him
turn the machine on the last scene
and don't hurry it any."
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