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LAUBENS, S. C, Oct. 29, 1002.
Mr. Rhett and the Southern.
Poe? the Southern Railway discrim
inate against Charleston in freight
rates on raw cotton? This question is
being discussed in the Charleston pa
pers and Mr. R. G. Rhett, ono of the
foremost young business men of that
city .president of a great bank and lead
er in numerous public and private en
terprises, openly charges that tho road
is at war with Charleston's interests.The
railway company enters a general and
apeoiflc denial and declares that tho
fault lies with Charleston cotton buy
ers. Meanwhile, Charleston gets a
good share of cotton from points along
Other lines entering Charleston.
The whole state has a financial inter
est in this question. One of two pro
positions are true. Either tho South
ern Railway is at war with tho busi
ness of South Carolina or is the victim
of a remarkable conspiracy of persecu
tors and slanderers. We fail to under
stand how men of Mr. Rhett's Intel
ligence, breadth and conservative char
acter could make the attacks on this
company that come from his pen unless
he were sure of ins ground. Wo do not
believe that he and the Charleston re
presentative of the In man firm, Mr.
Maybank, are fools or ignoramuses and
we fancy that they know enough of
business to express a fairly accurnto
opinion as to the cause when their busi
ness is suffering. When a man is hit, ho
knows what hits him If he is not
knocked out in tho first round.
If tho charge) against the Southern
Railway are true, they should be re
sented. The Railway can bo brought
to torms. Public sentiment can be
aroused in such a way that tho Com
pany will suffor. It has not yet a
monopoly of the lines in South Caro
lina. We believe that every newspa
per in South Carolina, weekly as well
as daily, should examine into this mat
ter and if the Southern is tho enemy
of the state, let the fact be known and
let the people and tbo press stand by
their friends. By the way, an incom
prehensible position is assumed by the
Charleston News and Courier in this
dispute. Without squarely defending
the Railway, it extends to it aid and
sympathy. It is a groat and informed
newspaper. If Mr. Rhett is wrong, it
ought to be able to say so convincingly.
If Mr. Rhett is right it ought to lead
the necessary fight against the South
ern and lead it with vigor and per
tinaoity. If the commercial interests
of its city are at stake, as is claimed,
the time for dallying is past. The im
pression is abroad that the Southern is
antagonistic not only to Charleston but
to the whole state. Tho impression
should be removed or it should bo
acted upon. We are of those who be
lieve that an aroused poople can always
find a method of check-mating the un
fair designs of any corporation but tbo
people are dependent on newspapers,
especially the great daily newspapers,
for Information in the first place and
advice in the second. The Advertiser,
knowing the facilities of Tho News and
Courier to go to the bottom of an in
rioace question like this, would in somo
degree be guided by it but what are
we and the people of the state gener
ally to think when Charleston's and
the state's great morning newspaper
practically confesses itself at sea?
Tho Farms Helped.
During tho past five years three great
helps have come to the South Carolina
farmers: multiplication of telephone
lines, free rural mail delivery and the
more general introduction of wire
fencing. These helps have, directly
and considerably added to the value of
farm lands. With telephones and fro
quent mails the pleasures of country
life have been materially enhanced.
The farmers and their families arc in
closer touch with the town and city
people than they have been. In a fow
years trolley lines will be built every
where. When that comes to pass dif
ferences between town and city life
wHl be wiped away, except that the
countryman will more than over have
the advantage. He has it now In some
measure though he doesn't know it and
won't believe it. The day is approach
ing when a division between town and
country in politics will bo impossible
and progress in mechanical inventions
and inventions is speeding it. With
cheap wire fenoing, an important im
petus Is given to stock raising. It is
now practicable to put an enclosure
around a meadow that will stay. Wire
feneing makeo goat raising profitable,.
Goats can be fed cheaper than any
other four-footed animal. They can be
easily confined in a wire-fenced pasture
and they can be confinod in no other
that has been devised. The people of
' South Carolina are independent of tho
beef trust and will so remain, because
they are independent of beef. Never
theless, first-rate beef can be produced
in South Carolina.
A Wicked Parly.
It is now charged that tho Republi
can party Instigated tho coal strike in
order that Mr. Roosevelt should have
the opportunity to bring it to an end,
thereby make capital for Roosevelt
and the Republican party. We should
say that this charge is very silly ex
cept that nothing charged against the
Republioau party is silly.
Of 18 "Want advertisements" printed
In the Charleston News and Courier on
October 20th 11 were of washwomen
seeking work. /The Charleston "wash
ladles" are numerous.
AMERICA'S FAMOUS BEAUTIES
Look with horror on Skin Eruptions,
Blotches, Sores, Pimples. .They don't
have them, nor will any one who uses
Bucklan's Arnica Salve. It glorifies
tho lace. Eczema or Salt Rheum van
ish before \t? It oures sore lips, chap
WORK IN LAURENS.
Services of the Episcopal
THE BISHOP HERE.
Sermon and Confirmation
Parochial Reports Showing Progress
of Work in the District?Somo
The Greenville Convocation of the
Episcopal church which met last week
In tho church of the Ephlphany, this
city, adjourned on Friday after a ses
sion of unusual Interest.
Morning and evening sorvlces were
held each day at which various clergy -
mon preached, including Rovs. Cal
lender, McBec, Williams, Porcher,
Magrudor, Finley, Johnes and Arch
Deacon Mitchell. Wednesday after
doon Mr. Porcher preached a special
sermon to children which was groatly
enjoyed. On Thursday evening a mis
sionary service was held and an elo
quent address was delivered by Mr.
Magruder, who was followed in an
earnest appeal for diocosan missions
by Mr. Mitchell.
Ono person was baptized Thursday
evening and on Friday evening Bishop
Capers, whose arrival was delayed un
til that day, confirmed a class of four
The business sessions of tho Convo
cation were well attended and the
parochial reports showed that a groat
deal of earnest work is being done by
tho clergy and others throughout this
part of tho diocese of South Carolina.
The question of tho Division of the
Dioceso caused an interesting discus
The Bishop's sermon Friday evening
was in tho characteristic mannor of
this great and beloved divine,?simple,
practical and deeply impressive.
On motion of Rev. W. ECallendor re
solutions were unanimously adopted ex
pressing appreciation for the hospit
ality and kindnesses shown tho Convo
cation and its members by tho pcop'e
of Laurens and the Ohuroh of tho Epi
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Note:?This has been our custom
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STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Laurens.
In Court of Probate.
Whereas, W. E. Owens and W. B. Ow
ens havo mado suit to me to grant them
Lotters of Administration, on the Estate
and effects of Emma A. Blakeloy, deo'd?
These are therefore to cite and admon
ish, all and singular, tbe kindred and
creditors of said Emma A Blakeley, dee'd
that they bo and appoar before me in the
Court of Probate, to bo held at Laurens
C. H., S. C, on the 1th day of November,
1002, after publication thereof, at 11 o'clock
in tho forenoon, to show cause, if any thev
have, why tho said administration should
not be granted.
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|DT by tbo time Fanforlot ronch
od Montmnrtro street, Where
M. Lecoq lived, bis courage
bad vanished. Ho pulled bis
bnt over bis eyes und hung bis bond,
ns If looking for relief among tbo pav
ing stones. Ho slowly ascended tbo
steps, pausing several times, at last
reaching tbo third lloor, and sluuu be
fore a door decorated with tbo arms
of tbo famous detective?a cock, tbo
symbol of vigilance?and bis heart fail
ed him so that ho had scarcely tbo
courage to ring tbo boll. Jnnoulllo, M.
Lecoq's old servant, opened tbo door.
"Ah," Bho said, "you como in time
for onco In your lifo. Your patron
Upon this announcement Fnuforlot
was seized with a violent desire to
beat a retreat. By what chanco could
Lecoq Avant anything of him? While
ho thus hesitated Jnnoulllo seized him
by the arm and pulled hltu In, saying:
"Do you want to take root there?
Como along. Your patron Is waiting
In tho mlddlo of a largo room curi
ously furnished, half library pud half
greenroom, was seated at a desk tho
same person with gold spectacles who
bad said to Prosper nt tbo pollco of
fice, "Courage." This was M. Lecoq
in his official character.
Upou Fouferlot's entrance ns ho ad
vanced respectfully, bowing, M. Lecoq
laid down bis pen nnd said, looking
sharply nt him:
"Ah, boro you nro, my man. Well, it
seems you haven't mado much prog
ress In tho Bcrtomy case."
"Why," murmured Fanferlot, "you
"I kuow that you have mixed every
thing until you can't seo your way out,
so that you nro ready to glvo up."
"But it was not I"?
M. Lecoq arose nnd walked up nnd
down tho room. Suddenly ho confront
"What would yon think, Master
Squirrel," ho said ironically, "of a man
who abuses tho contldenco of those
who employ him, who l'evenls Just
enough to lead tho prosecution on tho
wrong scent, who sacrifices to bis own
foolish vanity tbo cause of justice and
the liberty of an unfortunnto man?"
Fauferlot recoiled'a step.
"I should say," ho stammered?"I
"You think, Mr. Squirrel, that this
man ought to bo punished and dis
missed from his employment, nnd you
nro right. Tho less a profession Is
honored, tho moro honorable should
tboso bo who belong to it. Neverthe
less you havo boon l'nlso to yours. Ah,
Mr. Squirrel, wo aro ambitious, and
wo try to make tho pollco forco serve
us. Wo lot justlco go her way. and
wo go ours."
"But I swear"?
"Silence! Do you pretend to say
that you did your duty in what you
told tho Judgo of instruction? While
others wero informing against tho
cashier you undertook to inform
against tho banker. You spied upon
him. You became lntlmnto with his
Was M. Lecoq really angry? Fan
ferlot, .who knew, him well, was in
doubt. Ho did not know what to think
of this devil of a man.'
"If you wero only skillful," ho con
tinued. "But, no; you wish to bo a
roaster, nnd you nro not fit to bo n
"You nro right," said Fanforlot pltc
ously, seeing that it was useless to de
ny anything. "But how get on with nn
affair llko this, whero there was not
even n trace or sign to start from?"
M. Lecoq shrugged bis shoulders.
"Poor fellow! Why, don't you know
that on tho very day you were sent for
With tho commissary to verify tbo rob
bery you held?I do not say certainly,
but very probably held?in your great
stupid hands tho means of knowing
whether the key of the cashier or tho
banker had been used when tho rob
bery was committed?"
"What do you mean?"
"You want to know? I will tell ycu.
Do you remember the scratch you dis
covered on .the safe door? You were
so struck by it that you exclaimed nt
seeing it. You carefully examined it
and wore convinced that it was a
jfrosh scratch. You thought, and right
ly, too, that this scratch was roado nt
the tlmo of tho robbery. Now, with
what was it mado? Evidently with a
key. That being tho case, you should
have demanded tho keys both of tho
banker nnd tho cashier. One of them
would havo had somo particles of tho
bard green point sticking to it."
Fanferlot listened with open mouth
to this explanation. At tho last words
ho violently slapped bis forehead with
his hand and cried out:
"You have spoken correctly," said M.
Lecoq. "Imbecile! This proof is bo
fore your eyes, nnd you do not seo ltl
This scratch Is tho only clew. If I
find tbo guilty party, it will bo by
means of this scratch, nnd I nm deter
mined that I will find him."
At n distance Fnnfcrlot was very
brave, but in M. Lecoq's presence ho
yielded to the Influence which this ex
traordinary man exorcised upon nil
who approached him. This exact In
formation, these minute details of nil his
secret movements nnd even thoughts,
upset him. How had M. Lecoq obtain
"Hnvo you been long looking up this
ense?" ho asked.
"Probably. But I nm not infalllblo
nnd may have overlooked somo Impor
tant ovldence. Tako a seat and tell mo
all you know."
One could not decelvo M. Lecoq, so
Fanferlot told tbo exact truth, a rare
thing for him to do. However, ns ho
reached the end of bis statement n feel
ing of mortified vanity prevented his
telling bow ho had been fooled by Gip
sy and the stout man.
"It seems to mo, Master Squirrel, that
you havo forgotten something. How
for did you follow tho empty coach?"
Fanforlot desplto his nssuranco blush
ed and bung bis head.
"Oh," ho stammered, "you know
nbout that? How did you"?
But a sudden Idea entered his brain.
Ho stopped short, bounded off his chnlr
"Ob, I know! You were tbo largo
man with red whiskers."
Fanferlot's surprlso gave so singular
an expression to his taop that M. Lecoq
could not restrain a srnwo.
"Then It was you," continued the be
wildered detective. "You oje the large
I gentleman nt whom I stalled so as to
impress hie appearance up^Lmy mind,
ami I never recognized you! What an
actor you would make If you would go
on tho Btnge! But I was disguised, too
?very well disguised."
"Vory poorly disguised. It Is only
Just to you that 1 should tell you so.
Do you think that a heavy beard and a
blouse are uurecognizablo? Tho eye,
tho eyo! The art lies In being ablo to
change the eye. That is the secret"
This explained why tho lynx eyed
Lccooj never appeared at tho police of
fice without his gold spectacles.
"But," said. Fanferlot, following up
his Idea, "you have made the little girl
confess, which Mine. Alexandra could
not do? You know why Bhe leaves the
Archangel, why she does not wait for
M. do Olameran and why sho bought
"Sho Is following iny advice."
"In that case," said tho detective de
jectedly, "thero Is nothing left for mo
to do but to acknowledge myself nn
"No, Squirrel," said M. Lecoq kindly,
"you are not an ass. You merely did
wrong In undertaking a task "lieyond
your capacity. Have you progressed
one step since you started In this af
fair? No. That shows that, although
you nro lucomparablo as a lieutenant,
you do not possess tho qualities of a
general. I am going to present you
with an aphorism. Remember It aud
let It bo your guide In the future?'Ono
may Bhlnc In tho second rank who
would bo totally eclipsed In the llrst.'"
Never had Fanferlot seen his patron
so talkative aud good natured. Find
ing hie deceit discovered, he had ex
pected] to bo overwhelmed with a
storm, whereas ho had escaped with a
littlo shower that had cooled his brain.
Lccoq's ongor disappeared liko one
of those heavy clouds which threaten
in the horizon for a moment and then
are suddenly swept away by a gust of
But tho husband of Mme. Aloxaudro
felt uneasy. IIo was afraid that some
thing might bo concealed beneath this
"Do you know who tho thief Is?" ho
"I know no more than you do, and
you seem to have made up your mind,
whereas I nra still undecided. You do
claro that tho cashier Is Innocent and
the banker guilty. I don't know wheth
er you are right or wrou'g. I started
after you and have only reached my
prelim Inasfes. I am certain of but ono
thing, and that la that a scratch was on
tho safo door. That scratch Is my
As ho spoke M. Lccoq took from his
desk and unrolled an immenso shoet of
drawing paper. On this paper was
photographed tho door of M. Fauvcl's
safe. Every detail was given mlnutoly.
Ono could sco tho five movable but
tons with tho engraved letters and the
narrow, projecting brass lock. Tho
scratch was Indicated with admirable
"Now," said M. Lecoq, "here Is our
scratch. It rung from top to bottom,
starting from the hole In the lock, diag
onally and, you see, from left to right
that la to say, It terminates on the sldo
next to the private statrcaso leading to
the banker's apartments. Very deep
at the lock, It ends off In a scarcely, per
ceptlblo mark." . , .> .?'
"I Bee." ? Sr-?pJ;-y,:mii?*<-J s>- ?
"Naturally you thought that tLIs
scrotcli wars made by the person who
took the money. Let us see If you
were right. I have hero a little Iron
box, painted green like M. Fauvcl's
safe. Take a key and try to scratch
Without seeing through his chiefs
motive, the detective did as he wns
bid, scratching vigorously with tho
"Tho deuce!" ho said after several
attempts. "This paint is awfully hard
"Very hard, my friend, and yet that
on tho safe is still harder. So, you see,
the scratch you discovered could pot
have been made by the trembling hand
of a thief lotting tho key slip."
"I never should have thought Of
that. It certallily required great force
to make bo deep a scratch."
"Yes, but how was It done7 I have
been racking my brain for throe days,
and only yesterday I camo to a con
clusion. Let us examine together and
see if our conjectures present enough
chances of probability to establish a
M. Lecoq abandoned tho photograph
and, walking to the door communicat
ing with his bedroom, took tho key
from tho lock.
"Come here, Fanferlot, and stand by
my side. There, very well. Suppose
that I want to open this door and you
don't want mo to open it. Whon you
see me about to put the key in tho
lock, what would bo your first Im
"To put my hands on your arm and
draw It toward mo quickly, so as to
prevent your Introducing the koy."
'TrcclHoly bo. Now let us try it.
Fanferlot obeyed, and tho key held
by M. Lecoq, pulled aside from tho
lock, slipped along the door, making an
exact reproduction of tho scratch in
"Oh, oh, oh!" exclaimed Fanferlot In
three different tones ns ho Btood star
ing nt the door.
"Dp you begin to understand now?"
asked *M. Lccoq.
"UnderstandI Why, a child could
understand It now. Ah, what a man
you are! I sco tho scene ns If I had
been present. Two persons were at tho
safe. Ono wished to tako tho money,
tho other wished to prevent its being
taken. That Is certain."
Accustomed to-triumphs of this sort,
M. Lecoq Avas much amused at Fan
"There you gooff luilf cocked again,"
ho said good hunioredly. "You regard
ns euro proof a clrcumstnfico which
may bo accidental and at tho most
"No, a man liko you could not bo
mistaken. Thoro Is no doubt about It."
"That being tho ease, what deduc
tions would you draw from our discov
"In tho first place, it proves the
"Because, at perfect liberty to open
tho safo whenever ho wished to do so,
ho would not havo broucrht a witness
whon ho intonded to commit tho theft."
"Well reasoned. But on this suppo
sition the banker would also bo inno
F?nferlei reflected, and all of his
"It Is so," ho said In n despairing
tone. "What can he done now?"
?'Find the third rogue, or, rather, tho
real rogue?tho ODO who opened the
safe and stole the notes and who Is
still at Itlfge, while others are suspect
"Impossible! M. Fauvel nnd his
cashier only had keys, nnd they al
ways kept them on their persons,"
"Pardon inc. On the evening of the
robbery the banker left bis key In tho
"Yes. but the key alone was not suf
ficient to open the safe. The word also
Mi Lecoq shrugged bis shoulders Im
"What was the word?" bo asked.
"Which is the name of tho cashier's
grisctte. The day you find a man suf
ficiently Intimate with Prosper to be
aware of all the circumstances con
nected with this name, nnd nt tho
same time on n footing with tho Fau
vel family which would give him tho
privilege of entering M. Fauvel's
chainlier, then you will discover tho
real thief; then the problem will bo
Egotistical, like nil groat artists, M.
Lecoq had never had n pupil and never
wished to have one. lie hated assist
ants, wishing to share neither the
pleasure of success nor the pain of de
feat. Thus Fanferlot, who knew his
patron's character, was surprised to
hear him giving advice who berctoforo
had only given orders.
"Chief," ho ventured to say, "you
seem to take n great personal Interest
In this affair?you have so deeply stud
M. Lecoq started nervously nud re
"Don't bo too curious, Master Squir
rel. Do careful that you do not go too
far. Do you understand?"
Fanferlot began to apologlzo.
"That will do," Interrupted M. Lo
coq. "If I chooso to lend you n help
ing hand, It is becnuso It suits me to
do so. It pleases me to bo tho head
while you nro tho limbs. Unusslstcd,
with your preconceived ideas, you
would never havo found tho culprit.
If wo two don't find him, my name is
"Wo shall certainly succeed since
you nro interested in tho case."
"Yes, I nm interested In it, and dur
ing the last four days I have discover
ed many important facts. But I havo
reasons for not appearing In this af
fair. No matter what happens, I for
bid your mentioning mj* name. If wo
succeed, all tbo success must bo at
tributed to you. And, above all, don't
try to find out too much. Bo satisfied
with what explanations I give you."
These conditions seemed qulto to
"I will be discreet," he sold.
"I Bhnll rely upon you. Now, to be
gin, you must carry this photograph to
the judge of Instruction. I know M.
Putrlgont Is much perplexed about
this case. Explain to him as If It
came from you alone what I have Just
shown yoik Repeat what I have dem
pustrnbd, nnd I am convinced that
lids evidence will determine him to re
lease the cashier. Prosper must be ut
liberty before I can commence my op
"Of course, chief. But must I let
him know that I suspect any one be
sides tho banker or cashier?"
"Certainly. Justice must not be kept
in ignorance of your intention of fol
lowing up this uffnir. M. Patrlgent
will tell you to watch Prosper. You
will reply that you will not loso sight
of him. I myself will answer for bis
being in good bands."
"And If be asks mo about Olpsy?"
M. Lecoq hesitated a moment.
"Tell him," be said, "that you per
suaded her, In the interest of Prosper,
to live In a house where she can watch
some one whom you suspect."
Fanferlot rolled up the photograph
nnd was joyously picking up his hat to
go when M. Lecoq checked him with
"I have not finished. Do you know
how to drive a carriage and manage
"Why can you nsk this of a man who
used to bo a rider in tho Bouthor cir
"Very well. As soon ns the judgo
dismisses you return home Immediate
ly, make yourself a wig and the com
plete dress a valet, a/ul, having
dressed yourself, l.;ko this letter to
the agent on Delormo street."
"There must bo no but, sir. Tho
agent will send you to M. Tlo Clnmernn,
who is looking for n vnret, his man
having loft him yesterday."
"Excuse mo if I vonture to suggest
that you arc making a mistake. This
Clnmernn does not come Into tho mat
ter. Ho is not tbo cashier's friend."
"r?o what I tell you nnd don't dis
turb your mind nbout tho rost. Cla
meran Is not a friend of Prosper, I
know, but ho is tho friend nnd pro
tector of Rnoul do Lngors. Why bo?
Whence the intimacy of these two men
of such different nges? I must find
out. I must nlso find out who this
forgo master Is who lives in Paris and
never goes to attend to bis furnaces;
a high liver, who takes it into bis bead
to Hvo at tho Hotel du Louvre in tho
midst of a tumultuous, over changing
crowd, whore It is hard to watch him.
Through you I will have nn eyo upon
him, Ho has n carriage. You nro to
drlvo it, and you will soon bo able to
glvo me an account of bis manner of
life nnd of tho sort of peoplo with
whom he associates."
"You shall be obeyed."
"One word more. M. do Clnmernn is
irritable and, still more, suspicious.
You will be presented to him under tho
name of Joseph Dubols. Ho will de
mand your certificate of good charac
ter. Here are throe which state that
you havo lived with the Marquis do
Btalrineuse and tho Count do Conunn
rln nnd that you have just loft the
Baron do Wortseben, who has gono to
Germany. Bo careful of your dress
nnd manners. Watch tho marquis*
movements. Above nil, don't overdo
your part. It might nrouso suspicion."
"Don't worry ns to that. Where
shall 1 report to you?"
"I will call on you overy day. Until
I change your orders don't step foot In
this house. You might bo followed. If
anything Important should happen,
send a noto to your wife, and sho will
inform me. Go nnd be prudent."
Tho door closed on Fanferlot ns M.
Lecoq passed into bis bedroom.
In tho twinkling of nn eyo ho had
divested himself of chief of tho secrot
service. Ho took off bis stiff cravat
and gold spoctncles nnd removed tbe
closo wig from his thick blnck hair.
Tho ofilclol Lecoq had disappeared,
leaving In his place tbo Lecoq whom
nobody know?a hnndsomo man with
a cloar eyo nnd resoluto bearing. But
ho remained only for nn instant. Seat
ed before a dressing table, covered
With nioro cosmotlcs, paints, perfumes,
fslso hair nud othor unmentlonabto
ghams than tho totlot tables of a mod
ern bello, ho began to undo tho work
of nnturo nnd mako -himself a now
face. IIo worked slowly, handling his
brushes with great <;-ec. But In an
hour he had accomplished one. of bis}
In the fingers, toes, arms, and other
parts of the body, are joints that aro
inflamed and sweii hi by rheumatism?
that acid condition of tlio blood which
affects the muscles also.
Sufferers dread to move, especially
after sitting or lying long, and their
condition is commonly worse in wet
'It has been a Ion?; time since we have
been without Hood's Sarsaparllla. My
father thinks he could not do without it.
He has been troubled with rheumatism
since lie was h imy, and Hoods, Barsapa
rilla is tho only lucdlclno be can take that
Will enable him to take his place in the
Held." Miss Ada Dorr, Bldnoy, Iowa.
Remove the cause of rheumatism?no
outward application can. 'Pake them.
dally masterpieces. When he had fin
ished, ho was no longer Lecoq. Ho
was tho largo man with red whiskers
whom Funforlot fallod to recognise.
"Well," ho said, casting a lust look
In tho mirror, "I have forgotten noth
ing. I have left nothing to chance.
All my plans arc fixed, and I shall
make progress, provided tho Squirrel
does not waste time."
Rut Fanferlot was too happy to
waste a minute. Ho did not run, bo
flew, toward tho Palais de Justice. At
last ho was ablo to convlnco somo one
of his wonderful shrowdness. As to
acknowledging that ho was about to
obtain a triumph with the Ideas of an
other man, ho nover thought of It. It
is gonerully In perfect good faith thut
tho Jackdaw struts In tho peacock's
feathers, nis hopes wero realized. If
the Judgo was not absolutely convinc
ed, he admired tho Ingenuity of tho
"This decides me," ho sold, dlbmlss
lng Fanferlot. "I will file a favoinblo
report today, and It Is highly probable
that the accused will bo released to
He began at once to write out one of
those terrible decisions of "Not prov
ed" which restores liberty, hut not
honor, to the accused man; which says
that ho Is not guilty, but does not Bay
he is innocent:
Whereas there do not exist siifTJelent chorprej
?gninst 1 lie accused, Prosper Bcrtom)', In pur
suance of article 12S ol tho Criminal Codo wo
hereby decline that we ftuj no grounds for prose
cution nsnlut the aforcMld nrls ! r :.! this pres
cut lime, and we order that he shall bo released
from the prison where he is confined und bet at
liberty by the Jailer, etc.
When It wns finished, "Well." he
said to tho clerk, "here is another of
those crimes which justice cannot
clear up another file to be stowed
away among the archives of the record
And his own hand wrote on tho COV
it of the bundle of papers relating to
Prospcr's ease the number of the pack
age, "Case 113."
Ito bk continued.]
State ol' South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAU.RENS.
In Court of Common Pleas. ?
Tho National Hank of Lauren?. Sout h
Carolina, Plaintiff, against Mary Y.
Garlington, Defendant. ? Foreclos
Pursuant to tho Decree of Foreclos
ure atid sale in the above stated case, I
will soil at public ou cry, to the high
est bidder, at I.aurons C. II. S. C, on
Salesday in November next, being
Monday, tho 3rd day of tho month, dur
ing the legal hours for such sale.-, the
foil owing described property, to wit:
All that lot or tract of land, embracing
the Garlington Homestead, situate
within the corporate limits of the city
of Laurens, containing Twenty-live
acres, more or loss, and bounded by
Office Lot, Crawford Lot, Mrs. Kloise
Shell, D. P, Goggans, vacant lot next
to depot, (now owned by D. P. and S.
H. Goggans,) Canning Factory lot (now
Standard Oil Company lot), by street
leading toward Newberry to new street
loading to Oil Mill, (except where lots
sold to Kennedy Bros., Hugh S. Ken
nedy and Machen & Martin intervene),
then along paid new street to lot sold
for Church 10 by l!l>, by J. O. C. Flem
ing, S. W. Var.ee, (now Dr. Rolfe
Hughes), Mrs. Sallic P. Richardson's,
(now Mrs. Gilkerson's lot), and Har
Also, ono tract of land, situate in the
County and Stato aforesaid, containing
Forty-six acres, more or less, bounded
by lands of H W. Hall, deceased, Mrs.
10. J. Garlington, tho pub'io road lead
ing to Park's Station, lands of Sam F.
Garlington, aiul lots of G. W. Wallace,
William II. Jornlgan, Jas. S. Adams.
Edmund M. Martin,'Laurens .J . Kiddle
Also, all that piece, parcel or tract
of land, lying, being and situate in the
State aforosaid, in the County of Lau
rons, and in tho city of Lauren?, con
taining Thirty-four acres, more or less,
bounded by tho Charleston ?fc Western
Carolina Railway, lands of Mrs. Jose
phlno Watts, and otbor lands belong
ing to the said Mary Y. Garlington
Terms: One-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash and tho re
mainder on a credit of one and two
years, with interest from the day of
sale, to be poeurcd by the bond or bonds
of tho purchaser or purchasers, and a
mortgage or mortgages of tho premi
ses sold, with leave to the purchaser or
purchasers to pay entiro bid in cash.
Tho purchaser or purchasers to pay fo;
papers and stamps and if purchaser or
purchasers fail to comply with terms
of salo, the properly will bo re-sold at
his or their risk, on tho same or .some
subsequent salesday. Re-sold at tho
risk of tho former purchaser.
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