Newspaper Page Text
1 4". NX ..
.,*rowd ,of neighbors invade
V ohne 'bf o Uge 'Ost'rander,
d0'iud - eocc tio recluse, fol
ed woman. bo, proves to be
kWidw'r fa inin'tridU before the judge
- uetr d t ur er,years before.
r e - .aged ,tO the judge's
urd Is. between.thb lovers. h pans
o ear her *b b e memory and asks
- i .'judge'aid. - Dborah Scoville roads
X - the nowa r clip ings telling the story
the r of Igernon Etheridge by
sDark Hollew, twelve
hoet at 8pnr Foll and 6h
O rehim how, on the day of the mur'
11e saw the shadow of a man, whit.
4 a tik' and wearing a long peaked
The Judge engages her and her
1ghter Reuther to ive with'himin his
storioig. hoie. Deborah and het lawv
'3er, Black go to the police station and
the stick used to murder Etherldge.
di covers a broken knife-blade po t
bPnbedded in It.' Deborah and Reuther go
- IVe with the judge. Deborah sees a
- rtrait of Oliver, the judge'* po,~with a
ack band' nted across khe eyes. 'That
Aght "she - fnde, in Olivers roon, . E cap
*th a peak like the shadowed one, and.
a knife with .a broken.blad6-point.' Anon
ou-- lettdr q nd ia 'talk -with Iles.
eeks Increase ier suspicions an'd fears.
shoe finds that Oliver was in the ravine
n'the murder ni ht. Black warns -her
and show. her other anonymous letters
-inting- at- Oliver's guilt. In the court
r To the judge is handed an anonymous
0o1e. The note Is picked up and read
aloud. A mob follows the judge to his
hom. Deborah tells him wh suspicion
as been aroused against Oliver. The
-u e shows Deborah a statement wriltten
3F liver-years agQ telling how he saw
hr husband murder Spencer at Spen
cer's Folly on the night the house' was
burned. A vain attempt to silence the
anonymous letter writer is made.
"I didn't ask to see the ladies," pro
tested -Flannagan, turning with a slink-'
Ing gait toward the door.
If .they, only had let him go! It the
'judge in his new self-confidence had
not been so anxious to deepen the ef
fet and make any future repetition of
the situation impossible!.
"You underbtand the lady," he In
terposed, with the quiet dignity which
was so imposing on the bench. "She
has no sympathy .with your ideas and
no faith in your conclusions. She be
lieves absolutely in my son's inno
"Do you, ma'am?" The .nasfi had
turned and'was surveying her with the
dogged impudence of his .class. "I'd
like to*hear you say It, If you don't
mind, ma'am. Perhans, then, I'll be.
"1-" slae.egan, t'embling so, tliat
she talled to rdeib her -feet, although
she. made one spasmodic effort to do
so. "I--believe--Oh, I -feel ill! It's
been too much-I--" her head fell for
- ard and, she turned 'herself quite
a*ay trom them all.'
'Yoq* see, she ain't so eager, jddge
you thought." laughed the bill-pos
te , with a clumsy bow he evidently
m ant to be sarcastic.
* 'Okh-..wlhat have I done!" .monied
-Deborah, starting up as' though she
would fling hqrself after the retrer tin~g
flgure, now' a~ lt way down the hall
.8he saw In .the look of the judge as
he forcibly ,s ppe d her, and heard in
the lawyer's ~whisper as he bounded
past them bo bI to see .the fellow out:
"Useless; n thing will bridle him
tiow;" and fit ding no support for her
despairing sa rit either on earth or, as
she thought, n heaven, she collapsed
where she'sath and fell unnoticed to the
fioor,.where (he lay prone at the feet
of 'the equalyy unconscious figure of
-the 'judge, - xed in another attack of
And 'thus the lawyer found them
-when' .h i'trned - from closing the
gate' behin FIIlannagan
"chnrjot say anything,Icantd
anything' t.' have had a few .words
wlth'Mde" oville. -'How soon do you
tiiink I ca kto her?"
"Not very soon. Her daughter says
-she Is quite vorn out. Would it not
be better to gkye her a rest for tonight,
The judge, how,.quite recoyvered, but
- stratigely sht nk and wan, showed no
surprise at this retjuest, odd as it was,
on. the lips of tbid honest but some
-~ what crabbed lawyer, but answered out
of the fullness of his own heart and
from the depths of his preoccupation:
"My necessity is greater than her.
- The change I say- in her Is inex
p1icable~ One moment she wvas all fire
ufd'feterminatignoatisfied ,f Oliver's
linoOcence an'd ,,agei--to' proclaim it.
The next-ut you were with um, You
witnessed -'her; hesitation-felt Its
9te~l'e and .'What its effect was upon
he 4amnat le loamp who-has our bon
oa'tho honor of thie Ostranders under
his tongue. 'Something must have pro
* duced this change. What? good
* " '' don't know any more than- you
do, Jirdge Stat I think you are mis
a .eIbh I ndticed ,that shi ,was not
~Bt ath 1erslf .when she came
ht"The'tone wa short,
x ~ ie ifrat tinme lrtt~te.
minute. I won't 4etaIn her I will
Pwait for her wanng.y iflook righi
The Judge had declared bib neces,
sity to be .gieter thau hers, and tei
Mr. Q1lack hid, !ubjected him toio 0 d1
hiL most seabhing looko be decided
that thi .wa so, and uietlydepartei
upon his errand. The Judge left alone,
sat, a broodihg figure in his greal
chair. with'no ight in heart or' iind
to combAt the shadows of apokoaching
night- settlig'ieavier and ,heavier up
or. the room nd upon himself witti
every slow passing- and Aitolerablt
A., last, when the final ray had de
parted and darkness reigned supreme,
there came a low knock on the door.
Then a troubled cry:
"Oh, Judge, are you here?"
."Don't come any nearer; it is nol
necessary." A pause, then the -quiet
question ringing hollow fiom the dark,
ness: "Why have your doubts re
turned? Why are you no longer the
woman yoig were when not ah .hour
ago and in -this very spot you cried,
I will be Oliver's advocatel'" Then,
as no answer came-as minutei
passed, and still no answer came, he
spoke again and added: "I know tha
you are ill and exhausted-broken be
tween duty a. d sympathy; but you
must answer me. Mrs. Scoville My
affairs won't wait. I must know the
truth and all the truth before this day
"You shall." Her voice sounded hol
low, too, and, oh, how weary! "You
allowed the document you showed me
She Lay at the Feet of the Uncon.
solous Figure of the Judge.
to remain a little too long before my
eyes. That last page-need I say it?'
"Shows-shows change. Judge Os
trander. Some words have -beei
erased and new ones written in. Thel
are not many. but-"
"I understand. I do not blame, you
Deborah.', The words came after a
pause and very softly, almost as softl
as her .oWn, but which had soundec
its low,. knell of doom through the
darkness "Too many stumbling
blocks in your way, Deborah, too muclk
to combat. The most trusting heari
must give way under such a strain
That piage was tampered with. I tam
pered with it myself. I am not expert
at forgery. I had better have; left it
as he wrote it." Then after anothei
silence, he~ added, with a- certain ye
hemnence: "We will struggle no long
or, either you or 1. The boy must come
home. Prepare Reuther, or. if .yoi
think best, provide a .place. for hei
where she will be safe from the storna
which bids fair to wreck us here. No
don't speak; just ask Mr. Black-to re
turn, will you?"
WVhen Mi'. Black r'e-entered the
study, it was to find the roonm' ighted
rLnd the judge bent over the table, writ
"You are going to send for Oliver'?'
The judge hesitated, then motion
ing Black to sit, said abruptly:
"What is Andrews' attitude. in' this
Andrews was Shelby's district attor
Black's answer was like the man.
"I saw him for one minute an hout
ago. I think, at present, he is. inclined
to be both deaf and dumb, hut if he's
driven to action, he Will. Ate And,
judge, the man Flannagan isn't going
to stop where he is."
"Black, be merciful to my misery
What does this man know? I-laye you
'No, judge, I haven'te te' a a, tight
as a drum--and as noisyr it is possible
-ust possible that he afdt e ~t~ A
S t days will tell."
~ent wait .for.tvdy
y4s. if I
ton ,r't~e '-~'ad written.
ro BMapk W ~~ aegraml and
~'~t~o ce. t No delay
A RCH IBA*d' A NDJCR.
Mrs. Scoville '- supply the ad
dres," continued) the poor fatier.
"You will see that #Ugfes, nd that its
sending is kept seqr9t. The answer,
if any is sent, dui ,better.be directed
to your offiee. What do you say,
"I am your -frien4 right straight
through, Judge. Yotr, friend."
"And my boy's-adviser"
"I'm a surl'y fellow. judge. I have
known you. all. the years, yet I've
never expressed-neVer said. What I
even Bnd it hard to' say now, thhtA
that my esteem is something more
"than esteem; that-th'at I'll do anyo
thing for you. judge."
"I-we won't talk of .that, Black.
Tell Mrs. S -oville o keep me informed
-and bring mu any message that may
come. The boy, even if he leaves the
first thing in the morning, cannot get
here before tomorrow night."
"He will telegraph. I shall hear
from him. 0 God! the hours I must
Wait; my boy! my boy!"
It was nature's irrepressible cry.
Black pressed his hand and went out
with the telegram.
He Must Be Found.
Next morning an agitated confab
took 'place at the &ate, or rather be
tween the two front gates. Mr. Black
rang for admittance, and Mrs. Sco
ville answered the call. .
"One moment, Mrs. Scoville. How
ca. I tell the judge!. Young Ostrander
is gone-fled the city, and I can get
no clue to his whereabouts. I have
been burning the telegraph wires ever
since the first dispatch, and this is the
result. Where is Reuther?"
"At Miss Weeks. I had to command
her to leave me alone with the judge.
It's the firrt time I ever spoke un
kindly to her Have you the messages
He bundled them into her hand.
"I will han.l them in to him. We
can do nothing less and nothing more.
Then if he wants you, I will tele
"Mrs. Scoville-" she felt his hand
laid softly on her shoulder-"there is
some one else in this matter to coy
sider besides Judge Ostrander."
"Reuther? Oh, don't I know it! She's
not out of my mind a moment."
"Reuther is young, and has a gallant
soul. I mean you, Mrs: Scoville, you.
You are not to succumb to this trial.
'You have a fture-a bright future
or should have. Do not endanger it by
giving up all your strength now. It's
precious, that strength, or would
"He' must be found! Oliver must
be found!" How the words rung -in
her ears. She had handed in the mes
sages, to the waiting father; she had
uttered a word or two of explanation.
andthen, at his request, had left him.
But Uls last cry followed -her: "He
must be foundl" -
Mur. Black looked serione.
"Pride. or hope ?" hid asked.
"Desperation." she responded, with
a guilty look about her. "Possibly.
some hope is in it, too. Perhaps, he
thinks that any charge of this nature
must fall before Oliver's manly ap.
pearance. Whatever he thinks, there
is but one thing to do: Find Oliver."
"Mrs. Scoville, the police have
started upon that attempt. I got the
tip this morning."
"We must forestall them. To satisfy
-the judge, .Oliver must come of his
own accord -to face these charges."
"It's a brave stock. If Oliver gets
his father's telegram he will come."
"But -how are we to reach him!
We are absolutely in the dark."
"If 1 could go to Detroit, I might
str'ike some clue; but I cannot leave
the judge. Mr. Black, he told me this
morning when I carried in his break
fast that he 'should see no one and
go nowhere till I brought him word
that Oliver was in the h'ouse. The
hermit .life has begun again. -What
shall we do? Advise -me in this emer
gency, for I feel as helpless as a child
-as a lost child "
"You say you cannot go to Detroit.
Shall I go? Court is adjourned.I
know of- nothing more important than
Judge Ostrander's peace -of mind--un.
less it is yours. I will go if you say
"WViII it avail? Let me thin~c. I knew
him well, and yet not well enough to
know where he would be most likely
to go unde'r impulse."
"There is some one who knows him
better than you do."
"Reuther? Oh. she mustn't be
-"Yes, she anust. She's our one ad.
vicer. Go for her--or send me."
"It won't bi necessary, There's her
ring at the gate. But, oh, Mr. Black,
think again' .efore 'you trouble this
fragile child of mine 'with doubts an<
questions which make her mother
"She, has scurces of strength which~
you lack. "She believes abinoiutely In
Oliver's integrity. it will carry her
"Please let her in,'Mr. Black i vjill
wait here while .iou tell her."
Mr. lBlack :hurried' t ram the r oom.
When his form became visible, on the
walk withou, Deborah patched him
from where Sbi? stood far back in. the
room. A staf b N~eed' put in her
hand, rotught to tt'h, b. t firm
under ~t~~r,~ eneed'd such a
staff, -- 3ti t 't4z and
"Oiver isno ogbut
he's wanted hetofle an d. A
are going to find him.,ti, w
where to look. Get IfiOYe
dear; we are going tonbt.' -
"B1ut," objected D49ra 'ik Y
know where to look tor him, wby taO
the child?:* Why. go youtself? Wb
not telegraph to these places?"
His answer was a look, qulok, sboo
and enigmatical enough to requit'e e.
planation. He could not give it to het.
then, but laster, when Reuther had isft
them, he said:
"Men who fly their engagements and
secrete themselves, with or without a
pretext, are not so easily reached. We
shall have tio surprise Oliver Os.
trander, in order to place his father's
paessage in his hands."
. "Yoh may be right. Hut Reuther?
Can - she stand the excitement-the
"You have the harder task of the
two, Mrs. Scoville. Leave the little
one to me. She shall not suffer "
Deborah's response was eloquent it
was only a look, but it made his harsh
features glow and his hard eye soften.
But his thoughts, if not his lopes,
receivel a check when, with every
plan made and Reuther in trembling
anticipation of the journey, he en
countered the triumphant figure of
Flannagan coming out of police head.
His jaunty air, his complaisant nod,
admitted of but'one explanation. [ie
had-told his story to the chief authori
ties and been listened to Proof that
he had something of actual moment to
tell them: something which the dis
trict attorney's offico might feel bound
,to take up
4 0 0 0 0 0 0
A night of stars, seen through sway.
ing treetops whose leaves crisping to
their fall, murmured gently of van
ished hopes and approaching death
Below, a long, low building with a
lighted window here and there, sur
rounded by a heavy growth of trees
which are but the earnest of the Il.
limitable stretch of the Adirondack
woods which painted darkness on the
Within, Reuther seated in the glow
of a hospitable fire of great logs. falk.
ing earnestly to Mr. Black. As they
were placed. he could see her much
better than she could see him. his
back being to the blaze and she. In its
He could, therefore, study her fea
tures without offense, and this he did
steadily and with deep interest. all the
while she was talking. He was look
ing for signs of physical weakness or
fatigue; but he found none. rhe
pallor of her features was a natural
pallor, and in their expression. new
forces were becoming apparent, which
gave him encouragement, rather than
anxiety, fo" the adventure whose most
trying events lay still before them.
This is what she was saying:
"I cannot point to any one man of
the many who have been about us
ever since we started north. But that
we have been watched and our route
followed, I feel quite convinced. Biut,
as you saw, no one besides ourselves
left the cars at this station. and I am
beginning to hope that we shall re
snain unmolested till we ean take the
trip to Temp~est .lodge. How rar. is it,
Mr. Black ?" --.
(TO HIC CONTIN4UED.)
WHEN AN ICEBERG COLLAPSES
Event Always Source of Great Dan.
get to Craft That May Be in
the Immediate Vicinity.
One of the main dangers in the
proximity of an iceberg is its un
known extent beneath the water. it
is told that. the passengers of a stea ia
boat on the Newfoundland coast suc
cessfully importuned the captain to
approach an iceberg for a close in
spection, says a writer in the W:do
World. While still app~arently suifD
ciently distant for safety some move
ment,in the water or natural decay
acted upon the berg, and it split
apart. Instantly it began to readjust
its balance. The tremendous masses
beneath the water steadily rose as the
*pieces swung over, and one wide ox
tending ledge came up beneath the
boat. "What shall we do now?"~ in
quired a tourist. "Get down on your
knees," was the terse reply of the
captain. But the great wave from the
tumbling ice swep~t down on tihe b' at
and washed it to safety.
The collapse of an iceberg spresde
danger to great distances. It stay be
too far distant to threaten a eraft
itself, but the wave it raises will'
swamp the largest boat in the imme.
Saw New Era of Warfare.
At the first inte'rview between Napo,
leon and the veteran genierals wholn
he was to command Ramipon unders
took to give tihe young commander
some advice. Napoleon, who was im
patient of advice, exclaimed: "Gentl,
men, the art of war is In its Infancy.
The time has passed in whlich ene.
mica are mutually to appoint the place
of combat, advance hat in hand and
say: 'Gentlemen. will you have the
goodness to fire?' "-"Table Talk and
Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte."
Bonaparte's Unlucky Shot.
It is somewhat remarkable that the
first shell fired at Toulon wa by the
hand of Bonaparte, and that it fell
upon and entirely destroy'ed the very
hlousme where he and his family had re
sided during the short time they ila
habited the $6wn after their remov II
from Corsica, ..It was a hotel kep: I
tihe foster ussori of his mother, Li,
daughter of he nufse. The husba,
c~f the rifate -woian was kill,
in' the E.Whi N 4nninen Arns
Progran is Anesting
of Publio ho( IAO
lumbia MaroI 1
Columbia.-Wiliam 0. y~liml of
Georgetown, president, bs mad-pub
ic the programme for the nieeitg of
the department of superint'ndents,
State Teachers 'Association, to be held
in Columbia during the convention of
the association, March 16, 17 and -18.
R4. A. Gentry of Ridgeway is vice
president of the department, W. E.
Black of Lexington is treasurer and
L. M. Bouknight of Latta is secre
The programme follows:
March 16; 4 P. M.-President's ad
dress, W. 0. Bynum; "The Attitude
of the School Toward Home Study."
J. C. Daniel; "The Backward Pupil
and What to Do With Him," D. R.
Riser; general discussions.
March 17, 9:30 A. M.-Open dis.
cussion of the -following subjects:
"Status of the High School Principal
in His Relationship to the Superin
tendent of Schools." 'introuc4d by
W. H. Hall; "The Teaching of ~n1f;
lish in the Primary Grades." intlro
duced by Miss Trix Barbour; "The
Superintendents' Pa'rt in His Teach'
ers' Meetings," introduced' by R...B.
Cheatham; reports of committees.
March 17, 3:30 P. M.-"The Teach
ing of Science in Our Schools," George
Harris Webber; "The Superintend
ent's Responsibility for a Teacher's
Efficiency," S. H. Edmunds; "What
Can We Do'to Make tho Standards in
the Teaching of English and Litera
ture Definite and Uniform in the Pub
lic Schools of South Carolina?" R. S.
Bailey; general discussions.
Creamery Routes Are Profitable.
Clemson College.-Summarios made
of the ycar ending December 31, 1915,
shows that the year was a very suc
cessful one for the Clemson College
Co-operative Creamery and Poultry
association. As a result of the year's
activities, the farmers in the Pied
mont counties who wbre patrons of
the creamery received nearly $33,000
and the average price paid to them
for butter fat was slightly more than
28 cents per pound, which will com
pare favorably, it is said, with prices
paid to patrons of the very large
creameries of the Middle West.
At the close of 1915 there were
183 patrons, with 702 cows and 232
cream separators. At the beginning
of the year there had been 62 patrons,
with 190 cows and 48 separators. The
butter fat receipts were largest in
August, when they reached 14,815
pounds. The average monthly re
ceipts were 11,561 pounds. The aver
age price paid for butter fat was 28
cents. The total amount returned to
farmers- during the year was $32,
For Good Roads Work.
Washington.-senator Tillman has
offered an amendment proposing to in
sert a new section in the United States
revised statutes. He would have con
victs sentenced by federal 'Judges for
less than one year labor on the roads
of the respective county were sen
tence is imposed ot where the crime
is committed. He would also have it
provided that such convict would be
under- the same management and con
trol as these sentenced by state
courts. It is also provided that such
wor-k shall be in all cases performed
on such highways as are nsed for
rur-al deliver-y mail purposes.
Cotton Expert Goes to Georgia.
Clemson College--C. A. McLendon,
who for- tile last two years has been
conducting tile cotton wilt investiga
tions in this state lunder tile direc-tion
of Clemson College and the foder-al
department of agriculture, has resign
ed to take a position as exp~ert in cot
ton breeding wvith the Georgia state
board of - entomology. Thousands of
dollars have been saved to farmiers in
this state thr-oughi tile cotton wilt
work and Mr. Mcbendon's services in
that field have beeni notable.,
Death Sentence For Negro.
York.--At a special term of court,
ordered by Gov. Manning and held(
here, Israel Good, a 17-year-old negro,
was convicted of criminal assault up
on tihe personl of a little 6-year-old
whlite girl of tihis coulnty andi was sen
tenlced by Jud~ge Thomas S. Sease to
be electrocuted On Friday, F~eb. 25.
SOUTH CAROLiNA NEW-6 ITEMS.
Tile Enterprise Carbonating Con
pany of St. Geor-ge has bieen commis
stoned( with a capital of $1,000, The
potitioners arec: V. A Bunch and T,
Tihe publlicit~y (ommllittee of -the
Or-angebur-g chtamfber- of commerce
and agriculture is offering a prize of
$1 to tile per-sons witing the best let'
ter of 50 words or unider as to ho0w
to entertain the crowd that, will visit
Orangeburg durlting tihe nlext "get-to
The se('retar-y of state has' issued
a commission tc the Cititens' fluild
ing and Loan Association -of Bamberg
with a capital of $60,000.- The peti
tioners are: A. W. Knight, George
lF. H-ab- and WV. A. Klauber.
Rivers in the whiole state touched
the high water marks iast week and
trouble and damage was repor-ted
from many places.
Tihe sec-retary of state has issued a .
charter to the Shelley-Cook Compan~v
of Aynor with a capital of $4,000. Th
officers are; J, T, Shlleiy, presi
dent, and 1,W. Cook, secretar-y M&
S .i~ . . .. .
nattfs are aU t
will obtain you -
Silverware aboit y
Pro p us a -o90 l #1 t
fbr free particul a
will reply by return
, n s lm' u~n ado,
He view it.
"Do you believe that theres
ly something which can
tell when a man is lying?"
"I know it."
"Ah, perhaps you have seen' on
"Seen -one? I murried one."
Nothing pleases some people more
than to hear disagreeable thhtgita ut
other people whom they don't ligge
It experience cannot teach a man
there is no hope for him.
To Cool a Burn
and Take -
the Fire Out -
A Household Remep
HAN FOR D'S
Balsam of Myrrh
A Ll N I MK N
For Cuts, Burns,
'Strains, Stiff Neck,
Chilblains, Lame Back,
OldSores, Open Wounds,
and all External Injuries.
Made Since 1846.
Price 25c,50c and $1.0
All Dea r WRITI
Seeds and Plants
Frost Proof '.ia P 9 iij,
of the HIGHEST QUALITY, GUARANTEED to
give satisfaction Prices express collect. 1l.00
.00. 88ca 1.000 for d 000 or more. V.ari eat
Jersey Wakefild.COharleston Wakefield ErlySprint.
Early Plat Dutch. Late Flat Dutch. Eary Succession.
Late Succession..,. fleet Lettuce and Onon plants 4
Cl 50 per 1.000. All plants by mail 50 per .
100. For a profitable crop buy your plants from
ALFRED .JOUANNELT. HLt Pleasant. 8. 0.
Deans Por Sale n
Greatest of all land Improver's f#:e,
the Cotton States, $2.50 bneni L
F. A. BUSH. RichlandGa.
VarietIes: Itarly Jersey Wa celd,
Charlesto or Large Wakefield, Hen
derson's Suqhession and PlIat Dutch. ''
Prjces per 1,000,
4,000 to 7,000--........ 1.00
MEGGETT CABBAOE~ CO.e~
BOX NO. 3 ME0ETT, S8 4
Have you tried them? If not you are neg. :~
lecting an opportunity. Eiarly, productive,
profitable. A soil renovator that wilt do
well in Virginia and the Carolinell. Bshel,
*4.00; peck, $1.25. .A B. Wight. Cidro, Ga.
*$1.00 per thousan4, ifp
Post, 25 cents. per )14o
80UTHEA8TERH PL ANli GO., O ~ ~Ist 8. g &