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petent jrradnrte.n. Wonderfnl 41(.man1d for bar.
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), We nlso do0 htighest etassl of filliu1h1ng.
! 1_ it es 111d Catalogl nlpunl te.t4:Vqt.
S. Caleski Optical Co., Itichmond, Va.
Seals Can Drown.
It Is it Ieltiou s iet titt the fir ske .
wis onve ni h: u11 111101 . T h'. e 'I'l lhithy
senis .r eulyarh fwtr
they w%-411h141 (row1t if th 11rown into it,
11t14n ltve 4f learn t to swi n by rviilat ilL
vlforts. hei n ottee they hak i' v been
tauIghitato ( w , 4 ist vrli, they soon
Th1 re l 1re' i Vex11st enceI nly' tw\' ) In.
porantheds of fur sealls, onle of
Ills its Saeving golll n the
C ''nlunanlel ihUlth .iin to let yius
sin, ther In th 1eilof Ishands,
helonging to te Un1ted States. df
these th latter is ine the larger.
wee Priblof Islands are govelut
propert(wy, anId thlus It happen)V~s thatt the
Uitsd sltes governteont finds itsel
the ownler of by filr 1the mlost valualble
ford of f w d s elrs fin he world.
A uther of poliiels o re atend
kig a Conventio in Chengo a short
li hm e ago wht one of the us-hr wa1
to aaino y an brain issui
S -a'' oo d th a ltah- bene.it
Ther e'so wan Rean"it
podt bhyhe Goct e bigrlad han
"I sahl ten."
tiln abtIt ik t i wa i ar r
The Mexicans believe Upton has the
emerald bell. They want it and have
promised their prisoner, Lieutenant
Kynaston, that if they get the Jewel
he will be 'freed. They send a mes
senger with the proposition to the
American mine house.
Mr. Upton did so. The man came
forward unhesitatingly and delivered
"Ask him who he is," prompted the
The soldier came forward, explain
Ing haltingly in Spanish that he was
the bearer of a note. Mr. Wilkes bent
"Give 'em a dose of their own medi
cine!" he said bitingly. "Ev'ry min
ute that you can delay their proceedin's
is so much gain. Ask him what he
come fer, but don't take his note
Mr. Upton did not "see," but he did
as he was bid. Presently the man with
some difficulty explained that he had
come as bearer of a note to open nego
tiations the nature of which he did not
understand. He held out the note.
Mr. Upton was about to take it when
a word dropped by Dorothy made
Wilkes jump as if a line of biting
white ants had crawled up his leg.
"Wouldn't it be fine," said the girl,
"if we could only make a couple of
their officers prisoners and then ex
change them for Mr. Kynaston!"
Wilkes patted her shoulder.
"And they tell me that woman ain't
fit to vote," he said scathingly. "Don't
take his note, Upton! Not on no con
sideration. What excuse- Oh, I don't
know, Upton. Yes. I do, too.
"Tell 'em that you are a caballero
of blood and that it stands not with
yer honor to receive messages' at the
hand of a common soldier. He must
have come on an important message.
Tell him that you will not receive the
note except at the hand of an officer
"Yes, I see. And then what?"
"Why, then he'll go on down the
hill. They'll let him come becauso
they've just passed him out through
their lines. An' when he goes down
I'll follow him with Manuel here, an
when we reach the line of cottonwoods
we can hide in 'em till daylight. When
they send an officer up to see you at
daylight we can grab 'em as they come
under a white flag. but they won't be
no such th!~in g 'ca o they'll dlrep their1
white flag as soon as they are out of
range comin' back--see?"
Taken aback at the refusal to re- 1
celve the note, the soldadlo stumbled
off downi the hill, his lantern bobbingi
along among the mes9quit-brush like a
lightning bug in summer. No sooner
hadl his shadow melted away in the
diusk than Mr. Wikkes andl Manuel, the
Alexican "horse-wrangler," left the
house. They followed the soldier
stealthIly down the slope to the line of
cotton woodIs which stood out, a low
lying blot, against the dusk of the val
"W'll wait herrs, Manuel," said the
old ex-dleputy sheriff tersely. "We'll
'wait here till the next outfit sees fit
to ask Upton to pow wow; it ought to
be just ab~out daylight Wake me up
w"hcn the light first shows."
Tho hours of the night passed with
leaden feet. The eyes of the watchers
were strained wvith looking for tho
dawn to break over the eastern ranges.
Atter putting his papers in order all
night long, Uipton found relief-or at
least su-cease from wvorry-by work.
ing eve! his machine, tinkering lhere
and there till ho had built up a species
of iron-clad automobile that would
have sickened the soul of the maker.
He was called from his work by the
insistent voice of Dorothy callIng him
to breakfast. 'While he was eating, a
sandwich in one hand, his rifle in the
other, a hail from autside the house
brought him to his loophole. Three
men stood within easy rifle range of
the house, a dirty white cloth pro
claiming them to be messengers from
Hastily he laid his rifle against the
house, and motioning the Mexicans to
lay aside their arms, he signaled them
to come forward. Then, with a cau
tion to Nolan and Lewis to shoot on
thn iirst sign of treachery, he strode
forward to meet them.
officer, Colonel Mayez, simply handed
him a bulky envelope, which Upton
thrust into his shirt, and, saluting
stifily, faced about and walked quick
ly down toward the trees in the hol
low. Upton stood watching them ?and
the movement among the trees where
Wilkes and Manuel lay concealed.
A shot from cover-and a very long.
range shot it was--warned him that all
dealings with him were over until he
was ready to give his reply to the note.
So. sighing, he turned quickly bak
into the house, opening the note as he'
did .so, The Clipping troni the ne.i
paler to'ok first mattlun- Api,,
yet again he stared at the headlines, as
if they were unbelievable.
Walking like a man in a trance, he
strode across the great main room. He
opened the office door and entered-to
face Dorothy, seated in a chair, a pile
of ore samples in her lap as she held
them one by one to her eyes. Galena,
copber sulphates, gold and silver-she
passed them over with a casual look.
A piece of brilliant a-zurite caught her
fancy; she leaned forward to pick it
Upton grasped her roughly by the
"What are you doing in here?" he
demanded curtly. It was the first
harsh word she had ever received from
"Oh! Let go, father; you are hurt
ing me. I saw the door was open and
I came in-"
"The door is still open. You can go
Tears came to her eyejs, for the girl
loved her father very dearly. She gath
ered up the samples that she had taken
from the safe and replaced them care
fully in the lowest compartment. As
she rose to her feet her hand knocked
from the shelf in the safe a little paste
board box that fell to the floor, and,
striking on a corner, rolled out into
the room, opening as it did so.
Upton sprang forward to pick It up.
dropping the open note from his out
stretched hand. He seized the box,
which he thrust roughly into the bo
som of his shirt, and turned to find
Dorothy facing him, the newspaper
clipping in her hand.
"Oh! Oh!" she cried, and again,
"And they accused him of that! It
:'annot-must not-be! I will not have
It! An American paper accuses him
:>f that! Is there no justice in the
world? Is all charity dead? Couldn't
they wait to hear his side of it? What
Is it, father? What is it?"
There had come a burst of firing
from outside the house. Upton had
staggered back from the table, a
stream of telltale blood from his shoul
der showing how one at least of the
hostile bullets was accounted for.
Reeling, he sat down suddenly in a
chair, the supine body, the sick look
upon his face, the sudden white about
the nose and the corners of his mouth
showing that he had succumbed to
the shock of a high-power bullet fired
'rom long range.
Dorothyv sarrang to aid him, laid
1nm doCwn upon the floor with a pile of
anpersq unde~r his hend. and tore fran
ically at the collar of the brown fin
1ol shirt that seemed to cut off his
)reathing. Speechless, he resisted her
svery effort to assist him. It was not
.ill unconsciousness mercifully came
o shut off the pain that she got a view
Unconsciousness Mercifully Came.
of the wound. It was not as bad as
she had feared-simply a shot-hole in
the shoulder at a spot where a ban
dage could be readily applied.
H~astilyshe called to Miranda to get
her what little water remained in the
bucket. Meanwhile she tore hastily
some strips of linen for the bandages.
The pasteboard box interfering with
her work, she laid it upon the table.
The old, brown Mexican woman ran
quickly back to the room and seized
the roll of linen from the girl's hands.
"See. now! It is not so bad. So!
Thde is no bone broken, thanks be to
'he rn:nte It i brt a cc.:s tr~ot.-.ole
and will heal in a fortnight. The
fainting? Saints and angels I it is but
the shock of a wound on a man who
has no food in his belly."
So she gabbled on, oblivious to. all
save the man who lay upon the floor.
Dorothy picked up thie note and read
it carefully, drawing her breath hard.
So that was iti His life was to -be
bartered for a stone-a green stone
h mere emerald I' In that moment she
knew that his life was morei to b~er
4han the wealth pt all the Indies-a~nd
th~t she had ~tound it out too ii
It bel were; am s'it he #ia4 be
abnd se dud kkfs de
be she would tell him- fed*ikly. '
would ask Marian.
She remembered now how Marisa
had jested in the cavalry camp wit
her over this.very question-and she
dropped her head upon her arms. A
sharp corner of the pasteboard bo;
struck her forehead.' She gave it ar
impatient push and it dropped to th
floor, inaking a sharp, tinkling noiste
as it landed. Dorothy glanced dowr
casually at it, only to rise and stand
as one petrified; her eyes upon the
open box and its contents, now come tc
For there, in the middle of the of
fice floor, released from its wrappings
there lay at her feet, staring at hei
with green, unwinking eyeb-the Em
For a moment the girl stood, gazing
with horrified eyes at the jewel at hei
feet. At first she could not believe
that she was awake; then, leaning
forward, she picked it up and placed i
upon the'table. The act, simple as It
was, roused her thoroughly. With a
little shiver, she turned to her father
who had regained consclousness and
was watching her through half-closed
"Well!" he said. "Well! Say it!
I know perfectly well what you are
thinking. Give it a name."
"How came you to take the Bell, fa
ther? I saw it in his tent when wE
sought refuge in his camp.' You sau
it there, too. Was it then that yor
Her father nodded silently but did
not take his eyes from her face.
Well she knew where the trouble
lay. Well she knew why he had taker
the stone, for the trouble had lain wit1
them always, and the shadow of i
had blighted the latter years of hei
Sane upon every other subject, th(
wealthy old miner, who had earned e
world-wide reputation as a connoissein
in matters of art, had got along witi
it ,an equally well-earned reputator
as a kleptomaniac.
For years she had known of thi
failing of her father. On her vory
deathbed Dorothy's mother had spoker
plainly of it, laying it upon the daugh.
ter to be careful to prevent any -suc
thing from occurriag again.
"You saw the stone when we were
in his camp," she r.eiterated. "Was it
then that you took it?"
Again he nodded silently. The girl,
her bright head sunk upon her hands,
stood silent with the shame of it.
"I needed it-I needed it! And
they would not sell such a curio. That
old priest would as soon have sold his
soul as this miserable Bell. It's a good
thing, my dear, that I did take it,
though, for now I have the means with
which to buy Kynaston's freedom.
Who is that coming up the hill? Is it
Wilkes come back?"
It was Wilkes come back, and
Manuel along with him. A volley of
curses of more than ordinary fluency
told that they had companions.
Motioning the women back, Upton
flung open the door, admitting the two
men with their prisoners.
"They come all right, but we had to
u some caxin'--hey. ho?" laughed
WVilkes, p)unching tile old colonel of
artille'ry in the ribs wvith the long bar
rel of his -revolver. Colonel Mayez
fairly spat at him; then, seeing the
green Bell upon the table, he started
back in surprtise. The next second he
was fairly fawning before thle table.
"For tis jewel," he cried, "el gen
eral will make any concessions-dc
anything! It will bring the last large
sum of money our forces will require
before our arms establish a govern
mont of true patriots and we are able
to issue loans as a recognized nation.'
"Oh, get down to cases!" snorted
"This, then. We hlave the men, bul
no arms-no money to get arms
Men? Palh! We are gathering meti
on all sides, Our forces are daily in,
creasing. Only last night we had ?
party of seventy volunteers sent in bi
Captain Colquez. He sent them it
with a request that we send baek the
ropes at once so that he could forward
a fresh detachlment-"
"And you call them volunteers?'
asked Dorothy. . -
"Si, senorita! They, too, are vol
theless, volunteers." --
"Nemmind all that chatter," he said
"Whlat you want is that Emerald Bell
"Si, ali! For that we will let g<
our prisoner; we will allow yotu to de
part in peace-anything, everythingl
I speak~or the general-I-"
"Shut up!" interrupted Upton.
The old miner turned to Wilkes.
"I'm going down to their camp my
self," he said shortly. "You hold these
hostages for my safe return. I'll dickoi
withl this old highbinder personally;
give him the Bell if I have to, but, any
way, bring Kynaston back with me."
"I really owe it to the boy," be con
eluded. "What are you shakirig youl
"'Bray a fool in a mortar, yet shall
his folly depart not from him,' "quote(
Mr. Wilkes. "I 'member hearin' thai
at Sunday school. If you go dowi
there an' promise him the Bell foi
Kynaston he'll grab youa an' shoot yo11
if you don't come across with the Bell.
"If you take it with you he'll take
it, shoot you, an' then shoot Kynas
"No, sireel Th' only thing to dc
is to send this here colonel what- hai
seen the Bell back to Geieral- Obisp'c
an' tell him that ypuhf swap.it for Key
iNNUAL CQNV9NTIqN OF STATE
ORGANIZATION TO BE HELD
DATE WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
Executive Committee Meets at Orange.
burg and Prepares Program's Alex.
ander of N. C..May be Speaker.
Columbia.-Columbia was selected
is the place for thd annual meeting
>A the State Farmers' Union, which is
to be held Wednesday, July 26. This
was determined in Orangeburg when
tho executive committee of the union
met. The first session of the meeting
liao been called for the afternoon at
I o'clock when the president's address
will be heard, committees oppointed,
lelegates enrolled and organization of
the convention effected.
At the night's session an address
will probably be heard by H. Q. Alex.
ander, president of the North Carolina
union, who has been invited to attend
the meeting. Officers for the ensuing
year .will be elected that night.
Those who attend the meeting of
the executive cmmittee in Orange
burg were: J. Frank Williams, vice
president of the union; J. Whitner
Reid, secretary, and M. W. Gramling
and J. W. Shealy. H. T. Morrison was
leurined at home because of illness
and business engagements prevented
B. Harris from attending.
Requires Tobacco Reports.
Columbia.-Copies of State laws
relative to the sale of tobacco and
blank forms for reports are being
mailed out to all -warehousemen of
the state department of agriculture as
the season for the marketing of this
crop has opened. The law provides
that reports shall be filed in theh office
of E. J. Watson, commissioner of ag
riculture, by the 5th of the month
succeeding the opening of the season,
Failure to comply with this law is
punishable by a fine of $500. An ac
curate statement is to be given of thaj
number of pounds sold and the prices
The acreage is reduced somewhat
below that of last year.
Lightning Kills Couple.
McCormick.-During a heavy rain
and electric storm lightning struck
and instantly killed Mote Banks and
his wife, who lived about five miles
from here, in the country. Lightning
struck the chimney destroying it as
it went and doing considerable other
damage to the h'ouse. The mother,
holding a baby in her arms, was in.
stantly killed the child being unhurt.
Other children in the house at the
time were not hurt. Six children sur
Rural Carriers Select Reck Hill.
Columbia.-After selecting Rock
H-ill as the next meeting place, and
electing the same officers for another
year, the South Carolina Rural Letter
Carriers' association closed its 13th
annual convention in Columbia. The
trip to Charleston was abandoned. The
officers reelected were: Jasper E.
Johnson, Gray Court, president; B
Bryant, Spartanburg, vice president;
and D. C2 Hayden, Orangeburg, sec
Child Killed By Auto.
Greenv'ille.-Darting across the
street in front of an automobile driven
by Otis Holland, little Bertha May
Stone, 6 years old, was killed on Jonee
street in Brandon. The front spring
of the car struck the child on the
head, crushing the skull, and she died
in a few minutes. The car, in charge
of Mr. Holland, was occupied by a
party off for a holiday trip. The ma.
Shine was a public transfer.
Young Woman Drowns.
Charlestoi.-Miss Clarisse Damon
"14 years of age, a daughter of Capt
and Mrs. C. W. Damon of this city.
was drowned off Station 27, Sullivan's
Island, and two girls wvith her on a
reef, which a rising tidle had cut ofi
from the beach, were 'rescued uncon.
icious and ~ater resusitated.
Insurance Fund Decreases.
Columbia.-Roports of collections o1
license fees and taxes made by the in.
surfance commissioaier to the staite
treasurer show that for the six months!
ending June 30 the .innurance com.
misoiqpier had collected and turned
in to the state treasury the sum o1
$107,354.08. For the same period last
year the collections had beern $112,.
Of the amount collected during the
liast six months $13,452.57 wont, tc
the firemen fund in 47 towns of this
Shorthand WrIters Meet.
Greenville.-The first annual ses.
ion of the state Shorthand Writers
association came to a close with a
s.plendid banquet at Cbick Springs
The meeting lasted two days and was
attended by about 100 members. J
J. Brennan of Sumter was reelected
pr'esident; Guy El~gin of Greenville
secretary-'reasurer and Miss Eith
Porcher of Spartanbturg, vice presi
dentt. Tire association recently re.
0e vod a mosage froml President Wil
op cey 4g his flictations, and
*~q~p~ 'tb fapo s of efficienop'
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DuringChange of Life.
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Job for Phot brapher.
"I want yer to tal -a picture of our
Joe here," said theio'fond parent to the
country photogra her.
Joseph was req ested to stand in a
certain attitude And look towards the
photographer. lthat gentleman's spe
cialty was quitk developIng. and in a
short space &f time a negative was
placed in the mother's hand. She
looked at i very uneasily for some
time, and tien remarked:
"I seie a hotlee in the window tliete
to say you Can (10 photos to custom
er's desire, so I'd be obliged to yer 'if
you could pit another face on Joe.
You see, it's to be sent with an ad
vertisement which said 'they wanted a
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the first bottle."
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Hid the View.
"Do I understand you to say," said
the lawyer, looking hard at the prinici
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in the hall you rose quickly, lit a can
dle and w~ent to the head of the
stairs, thamt a burglar was at the foot
of the stairs, and you did not see him?
Are you blind ?"
"Must I tell the truth?2" stammered
the witness, blushing to the roots of
"Thme whole truth," was the stern
"Tlhen," repliedC~ the wvitness, brush
ing aside his danmp, clinging locks and
wipihng the pierspiration from his
clammy brow, "uny wife was in front
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