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11 T^he Land
Story of the
i?hr ?T "The Ftbtloc Cool." "Hidden
\V?;rr?," "Thc Tczlctn." Eic
tl [nitration i Ay DON J. LAVIN
(Copyright. 1314; by Frank A. Munsey.?
CHAP? ~R XII.
IQ Ita inception tba, Fortuna hotel
had not boen intended, for-the uso of
Mexicana-ip fant, ita ratea wore prac
tically prohibitivo lor,anyone not be
ing . paid in gold-but, since - most of
the Americans hag left, ?od - seven dal?
Urs a day Mox was no deterrent to the
rich refugee la nd-.ow nero, it beca mo
of a sudden international,; with a.fine
mixture Of, purp.o-proud -.Span lard a and
rnco-proud .American,.ndv.an^'T gns,
Not a very plcagJ#s.,C9mblna tion for
the parentn-pf romanttcdamsebJ- dea
nne d for Borne .preaKR^ged^-marriage
of etata, but. very exciting-for the dam
eels and moat provocative to the Amer
After the promenade in the plaza
the mothers by; common consent pre
empted the ? upstairs reception-room,
gathering,.their -precious charges in
close; while the Americans, after their
custom, foregathered in the lobby,,
convenient to the bar. Hot . argti
mente about the revolution, and pre
dictions of events to come served to
pass.,.the early evening, with *many
scornful glances at the Mexican dan
dles' who went BO Insolently up the
stairs'. ''And then, as the refugees re
tired't^ tlielr-'?partmenta and tho Bpirlt
of adventure, roso uppermost, Phil Da
Lancey made a dash out lb to the
darkness and came back with a Mexi
can ' Btring. band.
"A serenade, boyal" he announced,
as the musicians bled sheepishly into
the hotel. ''Ont* guests, tho fair seno
ritas, you know! Well make those
young Mexican dudes look-like two
spot B before the waria over. Who'a
game now for a song beneath the win
dows? ^You. know!'the old stand-bys
'La,. Paloma' and -Teresita.. Mia'--and
yqu: want to listen tome, sing *ifjo: Qua
tan Todss' to Gracia,, the. fairest Ot the
fair!. Cpcpe?on. fellows, out .in the
plp.?a, snd then listen to the old folks
They adjourned then, after a drink
for courage, to tho moonlight and the
plaza; and there, beneath the shut
tered windows a?d vacant balconies,
tho guitars and violins took up "Ljf
Paloma," while Phil and a few brave
A silence followed .their first at
tempt, as well as their second and
third, and the comisarlo of police, a
mild creature owned, nnd paid by tho
company, came around and made a
few ineffectual protests...
But inside the company's conces-.
Blom where by common consent the
militant rurales kept their bands off;
the -Americans know they were safe,
and they poon jollied the comisario
IntpL taking, a. drink and depertlngr
?Th,en' Do 'Lancey took up the burden.'
and the etring band, hired by the hoar,
strummed on aa- If. for eternity.
Oue by ono tt?e windows opened;
fretful fathera stepped out on the bal
cony-and? bound: by the custom-and
convention of the country, thanked
thora end bade them good n'gbt. , Bat
the two windows behjnd which , the
Senor Aragon and bis family reposed
did not open and, though the dwin
dling band stood directly under their
balcony, and all knew that his-daugh
ter, was tho fairest of the fair, Don
Ci'pHUhodid not wiBh them goodnight,,
^rbapa he recognised the leading
>'d tho big volca ot,, Hud
to still the rlot-but?.
ha would not speak
tb tnom, and De Lancey would not
"Try ?ein on American muslcl" be
cried, as everyone but-Bud went away
in dlognst. "the latest rag from Broad
wan y, New York. Here, gimme that
guitar, hombre? and listen to . this
He picked put a ?lever blt of syn
copation and pitched bis voice' to a
.?OWU tn itu wrfen ?tore tho r*A rosee
Oh-iTiy.: T lons to roi
PhirK me int* n. flower. MdSte r.t an Soar,
&o*t* let toe lea? th? Red noac-HA-ap]".. .
There was some swing tb that, and
lt seemed to make an Impression-, for
Just aa he was well started on the
chorus tho'slats, of one of the shut
tera paftodijand ajiatch of whUe, shone
tbr^kh ibo spaces.,, lt was th? ladles/
then/ who were getting interested 1
Phil walled on :
"Swco-cot boney-fcee. b*. eweet to met
M j- heart le fr*e. but hercc thc- feeyf
And jr then,, positively, "ha. could -^sex)
that , patch of whit? beat Um?. : He
took *b cart ot J grscev M tba t nod : sang,
On to the end, abd at a suggestion of
clapping tn dumb-show he gave an en
core and ragged it over again.
^fcv^ytWyy ?elnMt* dblnVlLdois/
ttl; "rJ??? began, ' as Clio Bhadbw. dance
."Honey* I deeiarWit'i a beaiyit'a a
temptingly, and waa welbon bis way
to further extravagancies when the
figure in white swiftly, vaaished and a
door slammed hurd Inside the house.
Several minutes 'later the form of
Don Juan appeured at the lower door,
and In no uncertain tones he requested
them to cease.
"The Senor Aragon Informs me," ho j
enid, "that your music annoys him."
"Wed, let him come to the balcony
and saj., his 'buenas noches,' " an
swered, Bhll resentfully.
"Tiie gentleman refuses to do that!"
responded Don I briefly.
"Then let him go to bed!" replied
De Lancey, strumming a few synco
pated chords; "I'm singing to bis
At that Don Juan came down off the
porch in his slippe/s and they engaged
in a protracted argument.
"What,* don't I get a word?" de
manded Phil grievously, "not a pleas
ant look from anybody? 'Swee-eeti
Gracia Waved Him Good-Night.
honey-bee, be sweet to me!'" ho
pleaded, turning pathetically to the
lady's balcony ; and then, with a .sud
den flourish, n 'white handkerchief ap
peared through the crack or the shut?
tera-ah-'d, Gracia waved him good night.
"Enough, Don Juan!" he cried, lay
ing down-the guitar with a thump:
"this ^ends our evening's entertain
After paying and thanking the.stolid
musicians - P2p> ju!neu ima and tho
pair adjourned*to their room, where,
in tho intervals of undressing, Phil
favored the occupants ot the adjoining
apartments with an aria from' "Beau
But for all such nights of romance
and music, there ls always a morning,
afterward; and a fine~tenor voice set
io ragtime.nev?r helped much in the
development of a mine. Though Bud
had remained loyally by his friend-. In
his evening serenade he, for one, never
forgot i for a moment that they- were
in Fortuna to work the Eagle-Tail
and not to win the hearts, of Spanishr
Mexican senoritas, no matter how at
tractive1 they might bo.
BUd'was'Wliy?ct?chl man who, if he
ever made lov?, would doubtless do
lt in. a perfectly businesslike way,
without- Iilrl^^any 'strttg bauds. But
at tc?fi ^Satan? itlroe ho waa willing to
make some concessions.
"Weil, go anea/, and set vr-ir.Ri?An
then," he growled, after trying three
times In the morning to get bls-pard-.
nor up; "I'm.going out to the mine!"
Thv;n, with a saddle-gun under hir
knee and his six-shooter hung at bis.
hip; he rode rapidly down the road?
turning out from time to time to let
long cavalcades of mule* string by.
The dead-eyed arrieros, each wi th. h la
combined mule-blind and fj whiplash
swinging free, seemed to have very
little . on their minda -but their pack*
lashings; tend yet'-they--must be three
days out from Moctezuma.
Their mulee, too, were well loaded
with tho products of the hot country
-ra ri egos of corn In red leather sacks,
oranges and fruits in hand-mad*
crates, panocheB of sugar in balanced '
frames, long joints of sugarcane for'
the dulce pediere, and .nothing to indi-1
cafe either haste or flight. - I
Three times he let long pack-trains
go by v&tkout a word, and then at last.
0 verco too by curiosity, he inquired
abortt^tlj^revoltoBOH. ;V >.
"W? at , revoltosos ?" queried : the old
man to whom he spoke. -.
"Why, tho men of Bernardo Bjavo,"
ans* ??wL' qvrti "the. men p who are
marching to fake M^octoeuina."
"When I left Moctezuma," returned
the. old pian, politely,- "all wes. quiet
' there wore no revoltosos. . Since then, !
1 cannot eayr" . . . - ;
"But tbacol d le ra ! ft?. cried -. Bud-< j
"Surely you saw them t They were
marching to .fight, the rcbelr,"
"Perhaps so," shrugged Ute arriero*
laying the lash of his topojo ucroas
the ru mp'of a mule: "but I know notb
lng about it"
"No," muttered Bade aa he continued
on his way; "and I'll bet nobody'ebie
doen,'?' . ' r
inquiry oho wed that tn -this, too,, be
was correct, Frons thosjs; who-traveled
sv9t^t?^^^yMg}it .bB fllled'with
reyoWM^v^^, as for them, they
N^nritifr'b* got back to Fortun?
-and the' busy federal telegraph Wire
did. ho hear, any. mora news pt rapine
and .bloodshed, and ,tho light which
dawned upon him then was-gradually
da^Injg. upon the whole, town^-. '
' It Waa ,u falso alsm.'glvenj?utftor.
"purposes of ?tate and Va? "higher polf
: i - .:.-...'''...?'" . i.
tics'* with which Mexico ls cursed, and
tho moat that was ever Boen of Ber*
nardo Bravo and bis lawless men was
twenty miserable creatures, half
starved, but with guns in their hands,
who had come down out or the moun
tains east of Moctezuma and killed a
few cowa for beet.
Thoroughly disgusted, and yet
yaguej y alarmed at. this bit ot opexa
bouffe warfare, Bud sot himself reso
lutely to work to hunt up men for
their mine, and, as many poor people
were out of employment because ot
the general stagnation of business, he
soon bad ton Mexicans at his call.
Then, as Phil bad dropsied out ot
sight, be ordered supplies at the store
and engaged Cruz Kjndez-who had
Spent his fortune in three days-to
pack the goods out on his mules.
They were ready to stcrt the next
morning if De Lancey could be found
to order the powder bnd tools, and as
the afternoon. wore on and no Phil
appeared,..Bud went on a loug hunt
which Anally discovered him in tho
balcony ot their, window, making signs
In the language of the "bear," as a
man who flirts with a woman In Mex
ico IB called.
"Say, Phil," he hailed, disregarding
his parduor's obvious preoccupation;
"break away for a minute and tell me
what kind of powder to get to break
that schist-the Btore closes at five
He thrust his bead out tho door as
he spoke and paused, abashed.
Through the half-closed portal of tho
next balcony but one he beheld the
golden hair of Gracia Aragon, and she
fixed her .brown eyes upon him with
a dazzling, mischievous smile.
"O ho!" murmured Bud, laying a com
pelling hand on De Lancey and back
ing swiftly out of range; "so this is
what you're up to-talking signs! But
say. Phil," he continued, beokoning
him peremptorily with a Jerk of bis
head, "I got ten raen hired and a lot
of grub bought, and If you don't pick
? '?..that mining stuff we're going to
day. So get the Indy to excuse
yon " ::ao on now."
'-In a minute," pleaded Phil, and he
went at the end of his allotted time,
and perhaps it was the Imp of jealousy
that put strength Into Hooker's ann.
"Well, that's all right," said Bud, as
Phil began his laughing excuses; "but
you. want to remember the Maine,
pardner-we didn't come down here to
play the bear. When they's any love
making to be done I want to be In
on lt. And you want to remember.that
promise you made me-you Bald you
wouldn't have a thing to do with the
Aragon outfit unless 1 WBB with you!".
"Why, you aren't-you aren't jeal
??O, are you, Bud?"
"Tea, I'm Jealous!' answered Hooker
harshly; "Jedloue as the devil!.- And
I want you to keep that promise, seo?"
I "?W? Bud-" began De Lan coy in
credulously; but Hooker silenced him
with a look. Perhaps he was really
Jealous,.or perhaps he only ?aid so to
have his way, but Phil saw that he
vas ia earnes?, and be went quietly
by his. Bide.- '
But love had set bis . brain in a
whirl, and he thought no more of bis
promise-only of some subtler way of
meeting hlB inamorata, some way
which TJud would fall to see.
(To be continued)
GREENWOOD GRAND JURY
.Lakes Some Interesting Comments In
Its Presentment to. Court;
Greenwood. Juno 24.-Thor? were
some ariking features In- the present^
ment of tlje ' grand Jury today It IS
charged that court work lr. impeded;
! because of tho absence of witnesses
end that In the cares against Jule,
Mose, Amos and Bob Mathis, the wit
nesses were Intimidated. The grand
jury recommended that. vigorous
steps bo taken.to get the w.messes
in court. Other recommendations are
"Upon, the examination ot tran
scripts of magistrates we find, thal
the fines imposed-for'-earning con
cealed weapons, gambling and viola
tion of the dispensary law In out
opinion are entirely too-llghtt and wc
recommend that heavier flties be im
We wish to call, tho- attention rof tht
officers of the law-to tho general .vh>
latlon of the law which forbids.--lu
selling of giving of cigarette? to anj
minor under IR. years of age.
. "We also call-?tientlon to'tho s'att
Ijw which--forbids?any.- proprietor ol
any pool room from allowing any mi
nor, under. 1$ years of age to plai
pool or to loiter around any sue!
' "Our. attention bas beon called U
tho fact that certain merchants lt
various parta of the county havi
been selling 'merchandise on Sunda]
in violation of the law and some o
the railroads aro operating shiftini
freight trains In -Greenwood count}
In violation of Sunday law.. Tho gen
oral violation .of any law does , not ex
cuse the violators and this grand Ju
ry proposes to assist in the enforce
mont-of such -laws, ar- well as au;
others that may bo'on the' etotub
books of Greenwood county."
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? TOO HOT FOB DUDES,
o-, - . > ? ? -? ?? . . I?
Georgia Tech Cadets Threw Vp The!
Job? InH?ansa? Wheat Field?.
; Atlanta, Ga., June ?4.*-The S Tee!
students' und other Georgia boy? v/b
have-gone-west to-help harvest th
wheat crop are striking hot weather t
gdgo from:a dispatch from HOXit
aneas. It IB sb. hot there that th
city fellows imported for the harvea
throw down - Utelr pitchforks -and?lol
th? Tul-mor? In the lurch. The far
mers -descended--on tho county gaM
(tbld the fermer? f. .dtt-ltomfwlmfi
told the citizens that help was*impel
atlve, and the town Immediately close
up shop; r ulled down ita blinds aa
Smt'*, the: fields. .The court nous?
? barber shops; the drug store? nu
even the doctors forgot Uieiry bu si nos
?lid' turned in to help get in the grail
.hvijU fwnifw cmfwypfd rbfwwffmfwn
VOLUME 1, NUMBER 120 Weekly, Established 1SC0; Dally, Jan. 13, 1914. ANDERSON, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 5, 1914. PRICE FIVE CENTS
$5.00 PER ANNUM
New York Cotton
New York, Juno 2Y-The ::otton
market more than recovered yoetcr
day's IOBECS during tot-ay's trading
with the close steady 10 to ir? points i
Liverpool did not fully meet tho ,
local decline of yesterday with pri
vate cables attributing thc relative
ly Btcady showing to spinners calling
and continental buying. The local
market opened, steady at an advance
of 1 to 4 points in sympathy, and
noon showed lncrea>>ng .strength
owing to the lesa favorable average
of private crop advices and predic
tions of continued dry hot weather
in the i South. Many of yesterday's
seilcr? appeared to.be covering on the
advance mid tho demand became a
little ?nore general .following thc pity:
Heal ?on of tho doily "weather reporli
showing very high temperatures at
many stations in thc belt.
Active months sold .about 15 to 20
points not higher, on this . advance,
but met considerable realizing at
that level, while in the .late trading
there was ais? Wall, street selling,
which accompanied rather a sharp
break in the stock mai ?'.?it and vagu1
rumora of financial troubles in com
mercial circles, which, however, wore
not supposed to have any direct con
nection with thc .cotton trade. Clos
ing prices showed reactions of some
G or 6 points from thc best.
Reports received today from both
the eastern and Western belts indi
cated that the crop waa' very spotted
and irregular, and that thero^were
considerable arcan tn tho Carolinas
still suffering from drought.
Cotton futures closed steady.
Opon . CloBC.
December . . .-.. ...1248 1258
January. ... . .1235 12<i?
March.. ..1239 1251
Snot cottou tja let :-middling uplands
13.25; gulf 1350. No sales.
New Orleans Cotton
New ; Orleans, June 24.-Talk of
damage to cotton fields .thnmuh hot
weather and drouth put the pri?e of
new crop contracta a dollar a bale up
today. Tito market had a good tone
the session through, but' the upward
movement was checked in the after
noon by tho profit taking of scalpers
on the long side. At tho highest thc
new crop? were 18 to i?, points up.
The old crops were not sp strong, Ju
ly at Its best being only 8 up.' Fear
of deliveries held July down, accord
ing to the goff pip- of the ring. The
market closed at a net gain for tho
day of 8 to 14 points.
Complaints of drouth came chiefly
from the Eastern half -or thc belt
and their effect was - Intensified by
the forecast bf gone rat k| -ifair and
warm weather for tho entire belt.
Cotton futures closed steady. July
13-11; August 13.08; October 12.55;
December 12.53; \ January ' 12.55;
Spot .cotton quiet,. unchanged. Mid
dling 13 11-16. Sales on the spot 738;
to arrivfj 125..
Li verpool Cotton
Liverpool, Juna ZA.-Cotton . spot
easier; good middling 808; middling
756:- low middling TO8\*. Sales* 4,000;
speculation and exports 3, OOO. Re
Futures steady. June,: 747-.. 1-2;
Ju no -July 710 ln2; July- August 713
1-2; August Sept. 704-12;/. October
November 673 1-2; December January
664. 1-2; January February. 604 1-2;
M radi April 667.- .
Cotton Seed Oil
New York*-June;,24.r-CoU*a: seed
bil was lower, ?gain today._-under re
newed,, liquidation and lack .-of, new
buying oower- Refiners .bought July,
and Rold September. Final > .'prices
were generally .1 lo 4 .points bet low
er. Sales 9,600 barrels,
Stocks and Bonds
Now York .lune 21.-On a volume nf
business much In excess of recent
averages, today's sttf.-k market re
sumed In markeri manner thc down?
ward trend which began yesterday,
largely, it is believed, as a result of
Ibo decision rendered earlier in thc
week by the Supreme court in the
inter-mountain rate case. Tqday'a
selling movement embraced virtual
ly all the Important railway issues,
declines ranging from 1 tn almost :i
points. Weakest stocks wen: New
York Central. United States Steel, de
clined under tho weight of tho sen
ior nroKRure. T?'.o cloding was at c
around the lowest level of ibo day.
Passing of tho "Pan-llnndlr." com
mon dividend caused au abrupt de
cline in thia stock. If closed with a
net loss or 7 points. Tho dividend
on United States Cant Iron Pipe pre
ferred also was passed with a sharp
decline In tho steck. United Dry
Goods referred broke almoct 15'
Europe was not n factor in . ,thf3
market, London selling very lightly,
but buying to thc extent of a few
No more gold was taken for ship
ment to Europe.
Bonds wore weak, with a dec-line or
6 points in International .Pump 5s.
Other speculative Issues sutfered ma
terially losse. Total sales, par value,
were $2.646,000. y
Government bonds were unchanged
Grain and Provisions
Chicago. June 24.-Wheat prices
hore today tumbled far below n lev
el nt which oven Ruseia and I minn il
la were willing to compete. Increas
ing certainty of an overwhelming
ciop In this country was mainly re
st cnslblc. Closing velues were rela
tively steady at\a range of S-,4e, off to
l-8c. up .compared with last night.
Com showed a net decline of a six
teenth to 3.-8 and oats off 1-8 to 5-8c.
in provisions, tho. outcome was un
changed to 5c hlgheri
Money On Call
Now York'i Juno 21.-Mercantil/?
paper :t 1-2 a 4.
Sterling rteady; 60 days 186.10; de
Commercial billa 485 5-8.
Bar silver 56 1-4.
Mexican dolars 44.
- Government bonds steady; railroad
Call money steady 1 7-8 a 2; ruling
rato 1 7-8; closing 1 7-8 a 2?
LAWYERS IN THE SWIM.
Got Their An tot?, on u Raft, and Went
to the llottoin of River.
' Atlanta, Ga., Juno 24.-A party of
Atlanta lawyers who started by. auto
mobile for thc Bar Association meet
ing at Tybeo Irland, found' plenty of.
adventure on their way, according to
frlendr. who have returned 'frbm thc
mcrt'ng. James A. Branch was hoBt
of the party and his guests wove Clar
ence Bell, Jerome Moore and -Dave N'.
WU lams. Everything ran rfnoothly
until they came to a stream near Mad
ison, Gr?.. Which Waa swollen by rains.
They built a raft, put the car on it and
sailed out'Into tho waves, when . the
raft .auto .and lawyers went to the
bottom. It required several teams of
horses lo drag tho car out of the
stream. (Jerome' Moore* is well
known tn Anderson?)
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FOR THE-LEGISLATURE '
Eugene Long of linnea Path Is
Think lng of Offering.
Mr. Eugene Long of Hones' Path,
was'In tho city yesterday and stated
that' at the suggestion of somo. of
his friend-? he ie thinking seriously ot
offering.for the legislature.- Mr. Long
has bad a lot of trouble this year,
sickness and accidents to bis children,,
and.be is undecided whether be can
afford to make the'campaign.
Happiness Only Comparative.
We may antic?pate bliss, *but who
ever drank: of that enchanted cup unal
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thought the pain would kill mc. 1 was hardly able
to do any of my housework. After taking three bottles
of Cardui, I began to feel like a new woman. I soon
gained 35 pounds, and now, I do all my housework,
as well as run a big water mill.
I wish every suffering woman would give
The Woman's Tonic
a trial. T still use Cardui when I feel a little bad,
and it always does me good."
Headache, . backache, side ache,. nervousness,
tired, worn-out feelings, etc., are pure signs of woman
ly trouble. Signs that you need Cardui, the woman's
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