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only vegetables or Ilow
cannot aZgrd to be without
e-h fshed fresh and
e j h great South
and sent ab
postage paid, to all who
it, .mentioning the name of
cftalogue we tell you of a
rof m o flower *eed..to
cdstmdrs, - five - magnifncent
es that mean dauity about your
ad'a pleasure to wives and
rs that nothing else can give.
talogue tells you, too, about
prize offer to the Corn
ydur state. It tells all
yielding varieties of
e kind we grow on
00 acre farm. It tells
st seeds of all kinds for
South. It should. be
S0ou rn home. Write to
t Us send it.to you.-H. G.
0., Atlanta, Ga.-Advt.
We WiM Send Down
- e.e 0ity (N. C.) Journal,
! ypes together
sympathize with the Jour
ou Over "happen" to an
accident, Bro. Westmore
send down here and we will
ur rubber chase-the only one I
is not for sale at any 4
built for just such occasions
reland had to deal with,
. C.) Sentinel.
ouldn't that jar your slats?
rubber chase! And the only 1
ca, too! Bro. Hiott, had 1
eniniWted from any state I
South Carolina we would be
e-Bessemer City Journal.
-7;iTerre Haute (Ind.)
named Brown married a girl
The baby is said to be
in the FoHowing Letter
a Jackson Man Who
ws from Experience.
Word Is Good.
n, Miss,-"I am a carpenter,
grpeleft me not only with a
but I was run-down,<
eak. I took all kinda of
ptso weak I as not able t
aywork, and coughed so much I
!amdabout mycondition. One
-gI read about Vnland decided ~
Sit. Before I had taken aquarter
bttle lfeltbetter, and after tai
ettles my cough is entirely curd
-bad syptmshave diap ad
Dmons, 11Lynch Street,
fesbthe acttme medic.
les of cod liver oil contained a
wasting tissues and 1b
andvigor to the nerves
es while the tonic iron and o
the red corpuscles of the
rb oxygen and distribute
and steghto th weaened 51
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>., Pickens, S. C. a
Notice to Old Soldiers . p
'on from the CountyBoard: ~
- a the board will discon
a month to old soldiers 13
r notice. Board of County q
tice to Pensioners g
be in the coust house a
y in January, 1915, for
e of making out ap- ~
s for soldiers and wid- P
o are not getting pen
nd wish to apply for same.u
>w drawing pensions will
nie to draw same without
J. B. NEWBERY, b
-WAIN SAM B. CRAIG
Je, S. C. Pickens-SeC.
cSwain & Craig ~
in State and Federal Courts
)ffice Phone 210 o
)ffice Phone 39 t
oofing and Hot Air Furnaes'
OUTH MAIN STREET,
enville, S.C Phone3O
time for taking i..: returne@ Lora
year 1915 will open on January 1,
a4.close February 21, 1915. I
tndthe time to the first of P
,after which 'time 50 per cent d
- will be added, as the law pro- j
The Auditor will be at the fol- t:
places for the purpose of takin~g -3
r's store, Thursday,Jan- ~
1:-, Thursday, Jan. 21,~
vine, Frid'ay, Jan. 22, forenoon. C
usFriday, Jan. 22,
A Novelized Vsio thOe Motion
Produced by the E
By LOUIS JO.
mOVAia V fth ?*pq
- osfthI"l byI
Across the plain purple shadows
were sweeping, close-ranked, like some I
ast dark army invading the land,!
pouring on over the rampart of moun
tans in the east.
Within the rim of hills that ringed
the -plain like the chipped and broken
lange of a titanic saucer, silence
)rooded and solitude held sway
Iwarfing the town of Detail that oo
upied the approximate middle of the
iagebrush waste, to proportions even
ess significant than might be inferred
tom the candor of its christening.
A platform, a siding, a water tank, a
Vells-Fargo office and a telegraph and
icket office, backed by three rough
rame buildings; that is Detail Item
Shortly after nightfall the steel rib
>ans of the Santa Fe began to hum. A
teadlight peered suspiciously round a
oulder of the eastern range, took
Leart of courage to find the plain still
rapped in peace, and trudged stolid
y toward Detail, the engine whose
iye It was p\lling after it a string of
reight cars, both flat and box.
At :Detail the train paused. Its
rew alighted ,and engaged in ani
nated argument Detail gathered that
he excitement was due to the unac
ountable disappearance of the ca
ioose; none seemed to have any no
Ion as to how it could have broken
oose; yet missing it conspicuously
In the pause that followed, while a
eport was +elegraphed to headquar
ers and instructions returned to pro
eed without delay; one of the train
en spied a boyish figure lurking in
he open door of an empty box car.
,unningly boarding this car from the
ipposite side, the trainman caught
he skulker unawares and booted him
raingloriously into the night..
As the figure alighted and took to
ts heels, losing itself in the darkness,
t uttered a cry of pained surprise and
orotest which drew a -wrinkle of as
onishment between the brows of the
"Sounded like a woman's. voice," he
used; then dismissed the suggestion
us obviously absurd.
It was not.
Shortly after the freight train -had
,one on its'way-before, indeed, the
,limmer of Its rear lights had been
st among the western hills-a sec
nd headlight s~ppeared in the east,
wept swiftly across the plain and inI
urn stopped at Detail.
The second bird-of-passage proved
c be a locomotive drawing a single
Hardly had It run past the switch,
owever, when the brakeman dropped
own, ran quickly back to the switch
nid threw It open.
Promptly the train backed on to the
As the Pullman ted ac
al between it and the tender, r
ased the coupling.
By the time that the Pullman had
yme to a full stop on the siding, the
>comotive 'was swinging westward
ke a scared jackrabbit-though no
ich milk-and-watery characterization
the traitor passed the lips of any
ie of the three men who presently
ppeared on the Pullman's platform
ald shook impotent fists in the direc
on taken by the fugitive engine.
When the last of these had run tem
Drarily out of breath and blasphemy,
brief silence fell, punctuated by
roans from each, 'and concluded by
ie sound of a voice calling from the
teror of. the car-a voice as strange
sonorous of tone as It was curiously
erulous of accent.
The three men immediately ran back
Lto the car and presented themselves
ith countenances variously apolo
tic, to one who occupied a corner of
ie drawing room: a man wrapped in
steamer rug and a cloud of fury.
Now when he had drained the
tuddy froth of profanity from his tem
er t left a clear and effervescent
eli of virulent humor: the wrath of
ie valetudinarian began to vent Itself
pon the hapless heads of the trio who
:ood before him.
While this was in process, the
erson of boyish appearance, who had
een kel~gng religiouely aloof and In
Dispicuous in the baCkground of De
ill ever since that unhappy affair
th the trainman, stole quietly up to
ie rear of the stalled Pullman,
limbed aboard, and creeping down
Xe' aisle unceremoniously interrupted
1 conference just as the Invalid was
olishing off a rude but honest opinion
the intellectual caliber of one of the
iree named Marrophat, who figured
s his rightehand man and familiar
"Amen to that!" the boyish person
jaculatedi with candid fervor, loung
ig gracelessly in the doorway.
There's many a true word spoken in
!rath, Mr. Marrophat. Father forgot
uly one thing-your masterly way
ith a revolver. From what I've seen
that, this day, I'll go bail that the
nly safe place for a man you pull a
un on is right in front of the muzzle.
h:se's something downright uncanny
'the way you can hit anything but
rhat you aim at!"
"Judith!" exclaimed the invalid.
Where did you drop from?"
"From that freight," Judith ox
laed carelessly, neglecting .to eluci
ate the exact fashion of her drop. "I
idged you'd be along presently, and
ought I'd like to learn the news.
Her father shrugged with his one
ovable shoulder. Mr. Marrophat
runted indignantly. The others shuf
d uneasily and looked all ways but
ne-at the girl In man's clothing.
"None?" Judith interpreted. "You
on't mean to tell me that after I had
ken all thaat troube-cast the ca
se loose in the middle of that
at the risk of my life-you
ethe nerve to go through
uhwith it all right,"
quick for us.
for Judith; Judith could no more be
trusted faithfully to serve out her vow
to bring Alan Law to her father's feet,
alive or dead, because-O cruel irony
of Fate!-she herself had fallen in
love with that same man whose death
she had pledged -herself to compass.
Only when, as now, half mad with
jealousy, determined to see Alan dead
rather than yield him to the woman
he loved, her sister, might Judith be
counted upoti to serve her father in
his lust for vengeance as he would be
served-and even so not without Mar
rophat at her elbow to egg her on
through her resentment of his surveil
lance. Neither could be trusted, in
deed, to work alone to the desired con
summation; for Trine had secret rea
son to fear lest Marrophat might,
given opportunity, connive at Alan's
escape in order that he might marry
Rose and so throw Judith back into
his, Marrophat's, aims.
Poor, deluded fool!
Such was the private comment of
For all-that, it was the man and not
his daughter, whom Trine designated
to lead the expedition, cunningly
counting on Judith's chagrin to work
-.pon her passions and excite her to
one last, mad, blind attempt that
should prove successful.
Smiling his secret smile, Trine an
nounced his decision at the last mo
ment, whle Hopi Jim waited with lis
horses and an assistant-one Texas
for whose utter Innocence of scruples
Mr. Slade unhesitatingly vouched.
Sullenly submissive, at least in out
ward seeming, Judith bowed to this de
cision, marched out of the car, and
suffered Marrophat to help ber mount
Now, deliberately, as the little caval
cade rode through the moonlit desert
night, the girl maneuvered her liorse
to the side of Hopi Jim, and then
dropped back, permitting Marrophat
to lead the way with Texas.
As deliberately she set herself to
work upon the bandit's susceptibility
to her charms.
Within an hour -she had him ready
to do anything to win her smile.
In that first rush of golden day a
thwart the land, the party came quietly
Into the town of lMesa, riding slowly in
order that the noise of their approach
might not warn the fugitives, who
Hopi asserted confidently would still
be sound asleep in the accommoda
tions offered by the town's one hotel.
It was to be termed a town only in
courtesy, this Mesa: a straggling
street of shacks, ramshackle relics of
what had once been a promising com
munity. the half-way station between
the railroad and the mining camps
secreted in the fastnesses of the Paint
ed hills-camps now abandoned, their
very hames almost faded out of the
memory of mankind.
Midway in this string of edifices the
hotel stood--a rough, unpainted, wood
en edifice, mainly veranda and bar
room as to its lower floor.
Jealously Judith watched the win
dows of the second floor: and she
alone of the four detected the face that
showed for one brief instant well back
In the shadows beyond one of the bed
room windows-a face that glimmered
momentarily with the pallor of a
ghost's againc t ebackground of that
obscurity,' and thenmacg.
Her eyes alone, indeed, couma9ave
recognized the features of Alan I~Qw
in that fugitive glimpse.
Two sentences exchanged between
Hopi Jim and a blear-eyed' fellow
whom he roused from sodden slumbers
behind the bar sealed their confidence
with conviction: the three fugitives
were in fact guests of the house, oc
cupying two of the three rooms that
composed its upper story.
In the rush that followed up the
narrow stairway, Judith led with such
spirit that not even Marrophat sus
pected her revolver was poised solely
with Intent to shoot from his hand his'
own revolver the instant he leveled
it at a human target.
Closed and ic-ked f--~'fronted
them; and .their suna-.4 .luced no
response; while the fit. -2 r, when
broken In by a whole-soil kick, dis
covered nothing more satisfactory
than an empty~ room, Its bed bearing
the imprint of, a woman's body, but
that woman gone.
From the one window, looking down
the side of the house, Texas announced
that the woman had not escaped by
imping out. -
\So It seemed that the three must
'ive had warning of their arrival,
fte' all; and presumably were now
ierd' together in the adjoining room,
which' looked out over the. veranda
-oof, whiting in tear and trembling
or the a\ault that must soon come
md in fac* mediatelf did.
But it with more stubborn re
sistance/' than had been anticipated.
I'he door had been barricaded from
within -re-enforced by 'furniture
p~laced 'against it. Four minutes and.
he united efforts of four men (includ
[ng the bleary loafer of the barroom)
were required to overcome its Inert re
seance. But even when It was down,
he room was found to be as empty as
Only the fingers of two hands grip
ping the edge of the veranda roof
showed the way the fugitives bad
fown; and these vanished instantly as
the room was invaded.
Followed a swift rush of hoofs down
the dusty street, and a chorus of blas
phemy-in the hotel hallway: for Ju
ith had headed the concerted rush
for the staircase and contrived to
block it for a full half minute by pre
tending to stumble and twist her
In spite of that alleged injury, she
ever limped, and wasn't a yard be
hind the first who broke from the
hotel to the open, nor yet appreciably
behind him In vaulting tC? saddle.
Well up the road a cloud of smoky
ust hale obscured the shapes of three
who rode for their very lives.
The pursuit was off in a twinkling
mnd well bunched-Marrophat's mount
eading by a nose, Judith second, Hopi
Jim and Texas but little In the rear.
And in the first rush they seemed to
ain; moment by moment they drew
up on the flying cloud of dust.
Judith heard an oath muttered be
side her and saw Marrophat jerking a
revolver from its holster. The weapon
swept up and to a level; but as the
hammer fell, Judith's horse caromed
heavily against the other, swinging it
alf a dozen feet aside, and deflecting
the bullet hopelessly.
The shock of collision was so great
hat Marrophat kept his seat with1 dif
fculty. He turned toward Ju th a
race livid with rage.
Simultaneously, as If taking th shot
s the signal for a fusillade, dith
JANUARY 18th t
An Event of Sul
About the Prices DAINTY U
The low price of cotton bene- NEW EMI
fits vou in this sale. Because
they were able to buy the raw TABLE
product at rock bottom prices SHEETS, P1
the manufacturers have been
able to give us the lowest prices TO'
in history. This price-advant
age we shall turn over to you WHITE Y
intact As a result you can r
make purchases at prices that DOMES.
will justify you in laying in a '
supply for future as . well as
present use. We strongly ad- PRICES Tl
vise you to improye this bargain RIES T]
opportunity to the limits of
your purse. IN I
R. Mi. BAKE-R
0 General Merchandise, Norris, S. C.
i wish to inform~the buying. public that I
Skeep on hand at all times one of the best lines of
SGeneral Merchandise to be found in this section.
SI handle good goods and sell them as cheap as
Sthey can be bought anywhere.
A few of the lines T handle:
4,Dittman Shces, made in St. Louis, for men wo
men and children. They are as good as you can buy
anywhere for the money. Stetson and other makes
of Hats. Calicoes, Outings, Ginghams, Percales, Ser
4ges,iBleachings, Underwear for men, women and
children. Men's ready made Shirts e~ T.
- ailor made clothing as good as can b,
~We Ta'ke '-our measure and guarantee
I han e < ne of Groceries. .
SCoffees, Canned Goo s, cos, e
~Capito a, a good patent flour, an '
+of the best self-rising flours.
*I also sell meal and hulls and buy cotton and
cotton seed, and pay highest -market price ior same
.You will find a gasoline filling station at my store c
Swith plenty of Gasoline at 1 8c per gallon.
Give me a call and I will treat you right. A
Ssquare deal to all is my motto.
R. M. BAKER, .- Norris
4 Phillips Building.
4'I handle caskets, coffi: s and burial robes.
Friends of Pickens County
FOR twenty-three years we have done business to
gether, I have tried to give you good service
and Full Value for Your Money. I have enjoyed a good
patronage from you and appreciate it, and ask a con
tinuance of same. My stock is full 'and -complete with
all seasonable Dry Goods, Underwear, Hosiery and
Shoes, Blankets. etc., at as low prices as dependable
goods can be sold. We Do Not Talk War. Europe
-will take care ot its war. We war against High Prices
and try to give values and service. Notwithstanding
prices on Shoes have advanced, we still sell at Old
Prices. .-. Our Underwtear and Blankets will keep
you warm. .-. All goods as advertised. .-. I ,pay
cash for my goods, so when there are bargains on the
market I get them, And Sell Them. -
A. K.PARK, West End
S GREENViLLE, SOUTH CAROLINA
PPP THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER.
Asuccessful remedy for Rheumatism, Blood Poison an
all Blood Diseases. At all Druggists $1.00.
F. V. IlPPMAN CO.. Savannah, Ga.
rump and open fire. . * g
An instant later his companion, Bar- r .e
cus, imitated his example.
In immediate consequence, Texas
dropped reins, slumped forward over10aceoflnadingodev
the pommel, wabbled weakly In his Ml apgonna ikn;w
saddle for a moment, then losing thetibrdadlyexpiolywe
stirrups, pitched headlong to thepaticuivio;kwnsolLoe
ground; while Hopi Jim's horse bfr.Wl eleceigyrao
stopped short, precipitating his riderabendmktrstouipucse
overead anddroped eadSoebod anmakedne on ths; wan
For further informition write to G.E
Mceskey1 1~ gnolia street, Spai
r 30th INCLUSIVE -
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3ROIDERIES No job lots, pick-ups orso
merchandise in this sale.
LINENS erything is bright, fresh and
new and reflectslhe a
LLOW CASES ion tendencies. Utoqa
they are. fully -in--keepi'
YELS the high standardset by
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we had stopped and niImeE do'wn ne
engineer-well, it was dark and no
way of telling which way they had
The girl started to speak, but merely
dropped limp hands at her sides and
rolled her eyes helplessly.
"We do our best," Marrophat ob
served. "We can't be blamed If
something - somehow - always hap
pens to tip the others off."
The girl swung to face him with
blazing eyes. "Just what does that
mean?" she demanded in a dangerous
Marrophat lifted his shoulders.
"Nothing-much," he allowed. "I am
only thinking how strange it is that
Mr. Law can't be caught by any sort
of stratagem-when you are on the job,
The girl's hands were clenched into
fists, white knuckles sliowing through
the flesh. "You contemptible puppy!"
she snapped. . . .
But on this her voice failed; for her
tyes traveled past the person of Mr.
Marrophat to the doorway of the draw
ing room and found it framing a
"Excuse me, friends," he offered in
a. lazy, semi-humorous drawl. "It pains
me considerable to butt in on this
happy family gathering, but business
Is business, same as Vsual, and I got
to ast you-all to please put up your
"What do-fou want?" the invalid de
"Why," drawled the bandit, "nothing
in particular-only your cash. Shell
out, if you please-gents all and the
lady, too." He ran an, appreciative
glance down the figure which Judith's
iisguise revealed rather than con
'ealed. "If you'll pardon my takin'
notice," he amended. "PN,' I
wouldn't if the lady's clothes di't fit
her so all-fired quick!"
"Keep a civil tongue in your head,
my man!" Judith counseled, without
aiy show of fear.
At the same time her father's voice
brought her to her senses.
"Judith! Be quiet. Let me deal
with .this gentleman. I am sure we
can come to some arrangement."
"You betyour life," agreed the gen
tleman as-the girl mutinously stepped
back. "I know what I want, and you
all know you got it: so the name of
the said arrangement is just 'shell
"One minute," the in'vaid inter
posed.' "Don't misunderstand me: 1
guarantee you shall be amply satis
fied. I give you my word-the word
of Seneca Trine."
The eyes of the bandit widened.
"No? Is that so? Seneca Trine, the
railroad king? Sure's you're born
you're him: I've seen your picture
in .the papa dozen times.' Well,
no like I'd drawn a full
tthis pair of deuces, don't it?
'ou ought to be able to'pay something
"rn~h pay you far more handsomely
than you dream of If you'll do as I
wish," Trine interrupted quickly. "Do
me the service I wish-and name
y' ur price: whatever It is, you shall
da e it!"
' S thing could be fairer'n that!"
:he t gun man admitted suspicious
y. "Bu hat's the number of this
iere servic .ike you call It?"
"Listen to m " Trine bent his head
~orward and jab d the air with an
amphatic forefinger. "What's the life
:f a man .worth in neck of the
"How much you got?'~
"I'll pay you ten thc usand dollars
~or the life of the man I wiglnamie."
The eyes of the bandit ni2irowed.
'Hold on, my friend: Is that wha' ou
3all my naming my own price?"
"Name It, then,".said Trine.
"Give me a thousand on account," sal
the other, "and a paper saying you'll
pay me nineteen thousand more -in ex
change for It and one dead man, prop
erly identified as the one you want
signed by you-and your man's as
good as dead this minute, providing
he's in riding distance of this here
Trine waved his hand at his secre
tary. "Jimmy, find a thousand dollars
for this gentleman. Make out the
paper he indicates for the balance,
and I'll sign It."
"Ain't you powerful trustful, Mr.
Tine? How do you know I'll do any
thing more'n pocket that thousand and
fade delicately away."
"My daughter and this gentleman,
Mr. Marrophat, will accompany you."
"Oh, that's the way of It, Is It?"
"Name?" interjected the secretary,
writing busily with the top of his at
tche case for a desk.
"Slade," said the bandit, "Jamer'
Slade." Again Trine punctured the at
mosphere with his index finger. "The
man whose life I want Is named Alan
Law. He Is running away with my
daughter, Rose, accompanied by a per
son named Barcus, disguised as a Pull
"The three of them having recent'
escaped from a train wreck up yond'er
on the trestle?" Hop! Jim interposed.
"You've met them?" Judith demand
ed, whirling round.
"About an hour ago, or maybe an
hour and a half," Hopi Jri replied, "a
good ways down the road. They
stopped and ast where they could get
put up fer the night. I kindly directed
them on to Mesa, down In the Painted
C HAPTE R XXXVI I.
Contented with the promise of a
thousand dollars advance on his con
tract, providing he returned with
horses within a stipulated time, Mr.
Hopi James Slade drifted quietly away
into the desert night.
Well content, persuaded that the
morrow's sun would never set upon a
world tenanted by one Alan Law, that
monomaniac, Seneca Trine, forgot his
ecent ill temper and set himself diplo
No'th Caliny ould be happy, now
haf the Virgina ~peme court has de
:ided that they cRget their booze car
ied over the rioads, provided it is
for "perronal" u~.There's where the