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LAU KENS, S. C, Ju-y lyoa*
Tlie Tilluian Caso.
Judge Townsond doubtless acted con
scientiously when ho granted the motion
for a chango of venuo in the Tillnian
caso just as did Justice Pope when he
refused to grant the prlsonor bail.
Most people concede that the po'loy
of the Columbia State since tho killing
of Mr. Gonzales has been remarkable
for its forbearance. If evor in the his
tory of journalism a nowspapor, placed
In the most trying circumstances con
ceivable, behaved with fairness and
moderation, lhat papor Is the Columbia
Tho attornoys for the dofeneo by
their own affidavits and thoso which
they presented took the position that
practically tho whole elty of Columbia
and county of Rlohland had formed the
opinion that J. H.Tillman deliberately
assassinated N. G. Gon/.ales. Tho at
torneys know what they were doing,
they wero desperately struggling to
savo their client's imperilled life, but
it was an awful prlco that they paid
for the chango of vonuo. To admit
that substantially the whole population
of a city of of 36,000 people and of tho
county as well (in which ten months
before their client had received next to
the largest vote for governor), ex
cepting a part of the population not
^qualified to servo on a jury, had come
to one mind that the prisoner was
guilty, was astonishing. To admit that
the clergy and other leadors of thooght
and sentiment had, almost to a man, so
agreed was to place upon their client's
name a stain which not a thousand ver
dicts of jurlos can wipe out. Tlll
man may he acquitted. Ills friends and
spokesmen have confessed that tho vast
majority of tho people of South Caro
lina's capital city and county aro so
convinced of his guilt that their judg
ments cau not be affected by ovidence
to tho contrary. Supposing that the
people of Columbia aro sane and of
averago honesty and vlrtuo, it is a
marvel of astounding mystery that tho
state of mind ascribed to them by tho
aOidavils for tho defence In this case
could have been induced. We do not
bollovo that the vast majority of the
peoplo of Laurens could be influenced
by any conspiracy of newspapers and
preachors imaginable to resolvo in ad
vance upon tho guilt of the humblest
negro criminal, ?unless, Indepd, that
guilt s'.ood out Ina bald, unrelieved
and unmitigated hideousness that it
Self roused their senso of justice to
It seems to us that tho caso of tho
State against Tillman is ono of uncom
mon simplicity. Had tho prisoner rea
son to believe his life in danger when
he shot N. G. Gonzales? Solf-defense
Is the prisoner's only plea. That ques
tion therefore, and that alono will tho
jurors on their oaths be required to an
What the dead editor had said about
the prisoner in his paper has nothing
to do with the caso. Had Mr. Con/ales
shot and killed every public man and
nowspaper man whobittorlv denounced
and traduced him, he would havo him
self faced a hundred juries for a hun
dred murders during his brief editorial
Chaucc lor a College.
The Episcopal Church contemplates
tho establishment of a college for girls
in this stale The city of Greenville is
considering tho advisability of offer
ing inducements for its location.
The Episcopalians have no college
in South Carolina. Whorever the
school may be placed, it will havo tho
undivided support of the South Carc
lica dloce>e. While the membership
of the Church is relatively small in
numbers, it is strong in means and In
fluence. In the city of Charleston, for
example, It is much tho strongest
k^Church, after the Roman Catholic.
^There are strong churches in Colum
bia and in many of the towns.
Almost certainly the college will be
built in the up-country. On account of
tho existence of girls' colleges in the
larger towns of Spartanburg and Green
ville, towns of tho size of Lauryns will
havo belter chances of securing it If
they desire it.
It Is altogether probablo that Lau
I rens if it can aecuro the college at
all, can seeuro It with an offer of
monoy far less than Laurens offered for
the Methodist College last year.
If business mon of Laurens should
think it wise to ask for tho establish
| ment of this colloge here, it would bo
I well to begin investigating tho matter.
. The college, whorever It may he
built, will from tho first attract 75 or
100 boarding pupils, largely from such
; towns as Charleston, Columbia, Alken,
I Sumter,Spartanburg and Greenville. It
I will bo zealously supported by the
.' Episcopalians and will bo mado a
strong and progressive institution,
I Remembering that most of the churoh
I es have now moro than ono school in
the stato, it is probable that tho Epis
copal school will be as valuable to a
\ town, from a business point of view, as
( any of the church schools for girls.
. Some of our nowspapers are disposed
I to attach undue importance to the pas
? (donate outburst of Ex-Judge Buchanan
, In the Tillman hearing. Mr. Buchanan
I is a man of rather intense tempera
ment. Ho is tho brother-in-law of the
defendant. That he should have given
Iaway to his over-wrought feelings is un
fortunate but might havo beon ex
i' pooted. Mr. Buchanan has many
Hunds who sympathize with him in
^Ha severely trying position that he
occupies in the Tillman case.
Yonr Uuosts Will Praise It.
f Why not try a sack of Bransford's
?Clifton?" You will nover know how
food it is until you try it.Your neighbor
ndf It the best flour in the market and
pour home people as well as your
i will praise jour bread and pas
>ry if made of "Clifton" flour.
|'s M. H. Fowler.
Attend tbe Institute.
Every farmer who attends the Farm
ers' Institute to be held In Gray Court
and listens to the speakers will learn
something that will put dollars in his
pockets. Never in tho history of South
Carolina has the outlook for farming as
a business seemed so bright. Cotton is
high and tho indications are that it will
continue high,?at nine, ten or eleven
cent8;--Ior a Foason or so at ali eveute.
For the first time in the history of
this state tho farmers have a large and
Increasing home market for all food
studs, including live stock and poul
try. Everything that tbe farmers can
produco Is bringing good prices and
there is little that the Laurens farmers
cannot produce. The farmers will have
tho opportunity at Gray-Court to hear
trained niuu impart the beat practical
info: ination availablo on farm topics.
Tho farmer who Is alert and active to
his interests will try to learn all that
Many farmer*, morchants, newspa
per mon and lawyers will fall no mat
ter how good tho times may be but the
time has como in Laurens county when
any thrifty farmer who suffers no pe
culiar and especial misfortune ought to
succeed. Many are succeeding?if one
or a dozen, why not others?
A few years ago, in the town of Ma
rion in this state, a distinguished pol
itician publicly charged on the stump
that J. C. Hemphill, odltor of the
Charleston News and Courier; N. G.
Uouzalcs, editor of tho Columbia State,
and A. 13. Williamr, editor of the
Grconvillo News were In the pay of the
Whiskey Trust, had been bribed, to
opposo tho dispensary law. No evi
dence was presented by the speaker
and no attempt was made to prove the
charge. No moro damaging charge
could have bcon made against tho per
sonal integrity of those editoi i. The
chargo was never withdrawn. Suppose
that Editor Hemphill, for example,
had procured a pistol a few months
later and shot to death the man who
uttered the s'andor, finding him un
armed, should he havo beon punished?
We shall not answer the question >ut
we should like the readers of Tnu ad
I NEWS OF THE WOHLD. I
In Henderson county, N. C, George
Burroll last weok shot and killed his
daughter-in-law and severely wounded
her ten year old daughter because she
refused to do some work for him.
George Oa'es, a prominent railroad
man, blew his brains out in Brunswick,
Ga., last week.
Two Charleston Democrats were
tried last week for alleged frauds in
the primary election and mistrials re
sulted in both cases.
A statuo to General Joe Hookor
whom Jockson whipped outof his boots
at Chanoellorsvillo was unveiled in
Boston last week.
It is stated that Ex-Senator McLau
rin has recovered about $25,000. of the
money that he recently lost in a rail
road deal but is still $30,000 in the hole.
A case camo to light that for per
sistent and unmerciful torturo has per
haps never been equaled. Joe Golo
blck of Colusa, Calif, writes. "For 15
vcars I endured insufferable pain from
Rheumatism and nothing relieved me
through 1 tried everything known. I
camo across Electric Bitters and it's
the greatest medicine on earth forthat
trouble. A few bottles of it completely
rolieved and cured me." Just as good
for Liver and Kidney troublos and
general debility. Only 50 cents. Sat
isfaction guaranteed by Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
See our special 25 per cent, discount
on our ladies' street hats. All must go.
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W. C, IRBY, JR. VV. Y. ?OYD.
IRBY & BOYD,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business
Intrusted to them.
Monoy to loan on real estate on easy
terms. Office same as occupied by the
late firm of Ball & Simkins, Laurens.
Harred Plymouth Rocks.
My hons are laying every day.
Plenty of eggs at $1.60 the setting of
18. There is no better Plymouth Rook
stook in the country.
R. V/. Z. PITTS,
Mouotville, S) C.
I WHEN KNIGHTHOOD I
I WAS IN FLOWER f
2^ Or, The Lore Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, tjic King's Sister, and
jm Happening In the Reign p? His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth TOP
Rewritten and Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin
$ft CtLshodeit's Memoir Y4*
? By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHAiSLES MAJOR] #
mm Ocrpyright, 1898 and 1901, by the lloxoen-Merrill Company ?r
IN TUE SIREN COUNTRY.
1^1 a rllTH the king ndmlratlmi stood
I VV I *or affection, a mistake fre
Hnjk>jMl qucntly made by people not
?MfftM givou to self analysis, and in
n day or two a reaction sot In toward
Brandon which Inspired a doslro to
mako some amends for his harsh
treatment. This ho could not do to
any great extent on Buckingham's oc
couut?at least not until the London
loau was In his coffers?but the fact
that Brandon was going to New Spain
so soon and would be out of the way
both of Mary's eyes and Mary's mar
riage stimulated that rare flower In
Henry's heart, a good resolve, and
Brandon was offered his old quarters
with mo until such tlmo ns he should
sail for Now Spain.
He had never abandoned this plan,
and now that matters had taken this
turn with Mary and the king his reso
lution was Btronger than ever In that
the scheme held two recommendations
and a possibility.
Tho recommendations were, llrst, It
would take him away from Mary, with
Whom, when out of tho inspiring in
fluence of her buoyant hopefulness,
he knew marriage to be utterly impos
sible, and, second, admitting and fac
ing that Impossibility, ho might find
at least partial relief from his heart
ache in the stirring events and adven
tures of that faraway land of monsters,
dragons, savages and gold. The possi
bility lay in the gold, and a very faint
ly burning flame of hope held out tho
still more faintly glimmering chance
that fortune, finding bim there almost
alone, might for lack of another lover
smile upon him by way of squaring ac
counts. She might lead him to a cav
ern of gold, and gold would do any
thing, even perhaps purchase a price
less a treasure as a certain princess of
the royal blood.
Brandon at once accepted the king's
offpr of lotlglng in the palace, for now
that ho fa)t sure pf himself In the mat
ter of Now Spain nn<l his separation
from Mary he longed to boo as much as
posslhlo of her beforo tho light wont
out forever, even though It were play
ing with death Itself to do so.
Boor follow! Ills suffering was so
ncuto during this period that it affect
ed mo like a contagion.
It did not make a mope of him, hut
came in spasms that almost drove him
wild. He would at times pace the
room and cry out: "Jesu, Caskoden,
what shall I do? She will bo the wife
of the French king, and I shall sit In
the wilderness and try every moment
to Imagine what she Is doing and think
ing. I shall And the bearing of Paris
and look in her direction until my brain
molts in my effort to sec hor, and then
I shall wander in tho woods, a suffer
ing Imbecile, feeding on roots and nuts.
Would to God one of us might dlo! If
It were not selfish, I should wish I
might bo the one."
I said nothing In answer to those out
bursts, as I had no consolation to offer.
Wo had two or three of our little
meetings of four, dangerous as they
wore, at which Mary, feeling that each
tlmo she saw Brandon might bo tho
last, would sit and look at him .with
glowing jyes that in turn softened and
burned as he spoke. She did not talk
much, but devoted all her time and en
ergies to looking with her whole soul.
Never before or since was there a girl
so much in love. A young girl thor
oughly in love is tho most beautiful
object on earth?beautiful even In ug
liness. Imagine, then, what It made of
Growing portly, perhaps, out of hJ?
unattalnablllty?for ho was as far out
of her reach ns she out of his?she had
long since begun to worship him. Sho
had learned to know him so well, and
his valiant defense of hor in Billings
gate, together with his noble self sacri
fice In refusing to compromise her in
order to suvo himself, had presented
him to hor in so noblo a light that she
had come to look up to blm as her su
perior. Her surrender had been com
plete, and she found In It a joy for ex
ceeding that of any victory or triumph
she could Imagine.
Tho trouble began In earnest with
the discovery of our meetings In Lady
Mary's parlor. There was nothing at
all unusual In tho fact that small com
panies of young folk frequently spent
their evonlngs with her, but we know
well enough that the unusual element
In our parties was their exceeding
smallucss. A company of eight or ten
young persons was well enough, al
though it of course created Jealousy on
the part of those who were Jeft out,
but four?two of each sex?modo a dif
ference In kind, however much wo
might Insist It .was only In degree, and
this, we soon learned, was the king's
Toil may be suro there was many a
Jealous person about tho court ready
to carry tales and that it was impossi
ble long to keep our meeting* secret
among such a host as then lived in
One day the queen summoned Jnnc
ond put hor to tho questlou. Now, ,Tino
thought tho truth was made only to be
told, a fallacy Into which many good
people hove fallen, to tholr utter do^
Structlon, since the truth, like every
other good thing, may bo abused.
Well, Jane told It all In a moment,
and Cattwrjno was so horrified that sho
was like to falnf, Sho wont with her
hair-lifting horror to tho king and
poured into his ears a tato of Impru
dence and debauchery well calculated
to start his rjghteou/t, virtue-prompted
Indignation Into a threatening lhimo.
Mary, Jane, Brandon and myself
wero at once summoned to the presence
ol both their majesties und soundly
reprimanded. Three of us wore order
ed to leave the court beforo wo could
ppcak a word in self defense, and Jano
had enough of lior favorite truth for
once. Mary, however, came to our res
cue with ber coaxing eloquence and
potent feminine logic and soon con
vinced Henry that the queen, who real
ly counted for Uttlo with him, had
mado a mountain out of a very unmii
molehill. Thus the royal wrath was ap'
poased to such an extent that tho order
of expulsion was modified to a com
mand that there bo no more quartet
gatherings in Princess Mary's parlor.
This lenieucy was more easy for tho
princess to bring about by reason of
the fact that she had not spoken to her
brother since the day sho went to seo
him after Wolsey's, visit and had been
so roughly driven off. At first, Upon
her refusal to speak to him after the
Wolsey visit, Henry was angry on ac
count of what.Jio Cflflled_ her' insolence,
M L... J
but~ns she "did not seem to care for
that antl as Iiis anger did nothing to
ward unsealing her lips ho pretended
Indifference. Sllll the same stubborn
Blienco was maintained, 't his soon he
Kan to amuse the king, and of late he
had been trying to be on friendly terms
again with his sister through a series
of elephantine antics and bearlike pleas
untiles, which wore the most dismal
failures-that Is, in the way of bring
ing about a reconciliation. They were
more successful from a comical polut
*f view. So Henry was really glad for
something that would loosen the tongue
usually so lively, and for an opportu
nity to gratify his sister, from whom
ho was demanding such a sacrifice and
for whom he expected to recelvo no
less a price than the help of Louis of
France, the most powerful king of
Europe, to the imperial crown.
Thus our meetings were broken up,
and Drandon knew his dream was over
and that any effort to see the princess
would probably result In disaster for
them both; for hltn certainly.
The king upon that same day told
Mary of the Intercepted letter sent by
her to Brandon at Newgate and ac
cused her of what ho was pleased to
term an Improper feeling for a lowborn
Mary at once sent a full account of
the communication In a letter to Bran
don, who read it with no small degreo
of 111 comfort as the harbinger of trou
"I had bettor leave hero soon or I
may go without my head," ho remark
ed. "When that thought gets to work
ing In the king's brain, he will strike,
and I?shall fall."
Letters began to come to our rooms
from Mary, at first begging Brandon to
come to her and then upbraiding him
because of his coldness and cowardice
and telling him that if ho cared for her
as ehe did for him he would soo her
though he had to wade through fire
and blood. That was exactly whero
the trouble lay. It was not fire and
blood through which he would have to
pass; they were small matters?mcro
nothings that would really have added,
zest and Interest to the nchloycmopt.
But the frowning laugh of the tyrant,
who could bind him hand and foot, nnd
a vivid remembrance of the Newgate
dungeon, with n dangling noose or a
hollowed out block in the near back
Poured Into hin earn a talc of impru
dence and debauchery1
ground, were matters that would have
taken the adventurous tendency out of
even the cracked brain of chivalry It
self. Brandon cared only to fight where
there was a possible victory or ran
som, or a prospect of some sort at least
of achieving success.
So every phase of the question which
his good sens*' prosoplpd fohl Brandon,
whose passion was aft ardent though
not so Impatient as Mary's, that It
would bo worse than foolhardy to try
to see her. He, howover, had deter
mined to see her once more beforo ho
left; but, as it could in all probability
be only once, he was reserving tho
meeting until the last, and had written
Mary that it was their best and only
She could not endure Inaction, so aho
did the worst thing possible. She wont
alone one afternoon, Just before dusk,
to see Brandon at our rooms. I was
Mot there when she first went in, but
having seen her on the way suspected
something and followed, arriving two
or three minutes after her. I know it
was host that I should bo present nnd
was sure Brandon would W|f?h it.
When I tutored, they woi:o holding
each other's hands in silence. They
had not yet found their tongues, so
full and crowded were their hearts It
was pathetic to see them, especially
the girl, who had not Bramlou'u hqpe
lessness to deaden the pain by purtlol
Upon my entrance she dropped his
hands and turned quietly toward P10
with a i'lightened looky bu' was ruasv
sured upon seeing who It was. Bran
don mechanically walked awny from
her and seated himself on a Htool.
Mary, as mechanically, moved to Ids
side and placed her hand on his shoul
der. Turning her face toward me she
said, '"Sir Ed.\yln, f |jP"W you will for
give mo when I telt you that wo have
a groat deal to say upd wish to hfi
I was about to go when Brandon
"No, no. Cnskoden, pleaso stay. It
would not do. It would bo bad enough,
God knows, If the princess tdiould ho
found lure with both of us, but with
me alone I should be dead before morn
ing. There Is danger enough as It Is,
for they will watch us."
Mary knew ho was right, but she
could pot resist ft vlcJoua little glance
toward inn, who was jp, pQ way to
Presently wo all moved Into the win
dow-way, whero Brandon nnd Mary,
sat upon the groat cloak and I on a
??amp s?ool in front of them, complete
ly filling up the little passage.
"I can bear this no longer," exclaim
ed Mary. "I will go to my brother to
night and tell him all. I will tell him
how I suffer and that I shall die If you
aro allowed to go away hik) jeavo nio
forever. Jfo loves mo, and I pnp do.
anything with him whop I try. ? know
I can obtain bis consent to our?ouf?
marriage. He cannot know how I Buf
fer, else ho would not treat mo so. I
will let him see; I will convince him.
t have In my mind everything I want
to say and do. I will sit on his kneo
and stroke his hair and kiss him." And
Bhfl lauglud softly as her spirit revived
In the breath of a glowing hope, "Then
I will tell hin] how handsome he l?jjnd
I how "I hear" the Indies sighing for~him,
and ho will come around all right by
the third visit. Oh, I know how to do
it. I have done it so ofteu. Never
fear. I wish I had gone at it long ago."
Her enthusiastic fever of hope was
really contuglous, but Brandon, whose
life was ot stake, had his wits quick
ened by the danger.
"Mary, would you like to see mo a
corpso before tomorrow noon?" ho ask
"Why, of course not! Why do you
ask such a dreadful question)"
"Because, if you wish to make sure
of It, do what you have Just fculd?go to
the klug and tell him all. I doubt if
ho could wait till morning. 1 believe
ho would awaken me at midnight to
put me to sleep forever?at the end of
a rope or on a block pillow."
"Oh, no; you uro nil wrong. I know
what I can do with Henry."
"If that Is the case, I say goodby
now, for I shall be out of England, if
possible, by midnight. You must promise
me that you will not only not go to the
king at all nhont this matter, but that
you will guard your tongue, Jealous of
its slightest Avord, and remember with
every breath that on your prudence
hangs my life, which, I know, is dear
to you. Do you promise? If you do
not, I must fly. So you will lose me
one way or the other if you tell the
king?either by my flight or by my
"1 promise," said Mary, with droop
ing head, the embodiment of despnlr,
all life and hope having left her again.
After a few minutes her face bright
ened, and she asked Brandon what ship
ho would sail in for New Spain, and
"Wo sail in the Royal Hind from
Bristol," he replied.
"How many go out in her, and nro
there any women?"
"No, no!" he returned. "No woman
could mako tho trip, and, besides, on
Ships of that sort, half pirate, half mer
chant, they do not take women. Tho
sailors are superstitious about it and
will not sail with them. They say
they bring bad luck?adverse winds,
calms, storms, blackness, monsters
from tho deep and victorious foes."
"Tho Ignorant crentures!" cried Mary.
Brandon continued, "There will bo a
hundred men If the captain can induce
so many to enlist."
"now does one procure passage?" in
"By enlisting with the captain, a man
named Bradhurst, at Bristol, where tho
ship Is now lying. There Is where I
enlisted by letter. But why do you
"Oh, I only wanted to know."
We talked awhile on various topics,
but Mary always brought tho conver
sation back to tho same subject, tho
Royal Hind and New Spain. After
asking many questions she sat in si
lotlCO for a tipio and then abruptly
broke into one of my sentences. Hho
was always Interrupting mo as If 1
were a parrot.
"I have been thinking ami have made
up my mind what I will do, and you
bhall not dlssuado me. I will go to
New Spain with you. That will bo
glorious?far better than tho hum
drum lifo of sitting at home?and will
solve the whole question."
"But that would ho Impossible,
Mary," said Brandon, Into whose face
this now evidence of her regard had
brought a brightening look; "utterly
Impossible. To begin with, no woman
could stand the voyage, not even you,
strong and vigorous as you are."
"Oh, yes I can, and I will not allow
you to stop mo for that reason. I could
bear any hardship better than tho tor
tltro of tho hist few weeks. In truth,
I cannot boar this at all. U is killing
mo; so what would It b? whop you are
gono and I am tho w|fo of Louis?
Think of that, Charles Brandon; think
of that, when I am tho wife of I.ouls.
Even If the voyngo kills mo, I might
(is well die one way as another, and
thou I would bo with you, where It
woro swuot to die." And I had to sit
there and listen to all this foolish talk!
Brandon Insisted: "But no women
are going. As I told you, they would
not take ono. Besides, how could you
escape? I will answer tho first ques
tion you over asked mo. You nre of
'sulhctcnt consideration about the
court' for all your movements to at
tract notice. It Is Impossible. We
must not think of It. It cannot ho done.
Why build up hopes only to bo cast
"Oh, but It cap bo done Noypr doubt
it. I w|l| go, pot as a wouiapi but as a
man, I have planned ;ni trio details
while sitting lioro, Tomorrow I Will
tend to Bristol a sum of mopny asking
a separate room in tho ship for n young
nobleman who wishes to go to New
Spain Incognito, and will go aboard
Just )>ofpro they Ball. I will buy a
man's copipletn outfit and wUI practice
being a man bofopo you and Sir Bd
win." Here ?ho bluiihod so that I
could BOO the sea riot oven In tho gath
ering gloom. She continued; "As to
my escape, I can go to Windsor, and
then perhaps on to Berkeley castle,
over by Reading, where there will be
no ono to watch mo. You can leave nt
once, and there will bo no cause for
them to UVY ppqn pie when ypu are
gone, so It can bo done easily epnpgh
That Is lt. I will go to my sister, who
Is now ot Berkeley castle, tho other
side of Reading, you know, and that
will inn l?o ft shorter ride to Bristol
when wo start "
The thought, of course, could not but
please Brandon, to whom, in the
warmth of Mary's ardor, it had almost
lK>guu to offer1 lippo, opd ho said mus
ingly: "I wonder if it could bo dopo?
If It could?if we could roach New
Hpnln, WO might build ourselves a
homo In the benutlful green mountains
and hide ourselves safely nwtiy from
all tho world, In the lap of some eor.y
valley, rich with nature's bounteous
gift of fruit and flowers, shaded from
the hot sun and sheltered from tho
blasts, am} live ip a Httlp paradise all
our own. What n glorlqus dream, bu't
it Is only a dream, and wo hod hotter
awake from It!"
Brandon must have been Insane,
"No, po! It Is not a dream," inter
rupted dow nrlght determined Mary.
"It is not a dream. It shall be a real
ity. How glorious It will be! I Can nee
our llttlo house now nestling among the
hills, shaded by great spreading trees,
with flowers und vines and golden
fruit nil about It, rieh plumaged birds
and gorgeous butterflies. Oh, I can
hardly wait! Who would live In a
musty palace when one has within
reach such a home, and that, too, with
Here It was again. I thought that In
terview would be the death of me.
Brandon held his face In his hands
and then, looking up, said: "It is only
a question of your happiness, and, hard
as the voyage and your life over there
would be, yet I believe It would be bet
ter thau life with Louis of France.
Nothing could bo so terrible as that to
both of us. If you wish to go, I will
try to take you, though I die In the
attempt. Thcro will be ample time to
reconsider, so that you can turn back
If you wish."
Her reply was inarticulate, though
satisfactory, and she took his baud in
hers as the tears ran gently down her
cheeks, this time tears of joy, the first
she had shed for many a day.
In the Siren country again without
wax! Overboard and lostl
Yes, Brandon's resolution not to see
Mary was well taken, If It could only
have been as well kept. ? ?bservo as
wo progress Into what the breaking of
it led him.
He hud known that If ho should but
see her once more his already toppling
will would lose Its equipoise, nnd he
would be led to attempt the impossible
nnd Invite destruction. At first this
scheme nppeared to mo In Its true
light, but Mary's subtle feminine logic
made it seem such plain nnd easy sail
ing that I soon began to draw enthusi
asm from her exhaustless store, and
our comblngd attack upon Brandon
eventually routed every vestige of cau
tion and common senso that even ho
Siren logic has always been irresist
ible and will continue so no doubt de
I cannot define what It was about
Mary that made her little speeches,
half argumentative, all pleading, so
wonderfully persuasive. Her facts
were mere fancies, and her logic was
not even good sophistry. As to real
argument and reasoning, thcro was
nothing of either in them. It must
have been her native strength of char
acter nnd intensely vigorous personal
ity?some unknown force of nature op
erating through her occultly?that
turned the channels of other persons'
thoughts nnd tilled them with her own
will. There was magic in her power,
I am certain, but unconscious magic to
Mary, I am equally sure. She never
would have used it knowingly.
There was still another obstacle to
whleh Mary administered her favorite
remedy, the Gordian knot treatment.
Hrnndon said: "It cannot bo. You are
not my wife, nnd wc dare not trust a
priest here to unite us."
"No," replied Mary, with hanging
head, "but we can?can And one over
"I do not know how that will be. Wo
shn.t probably not find one?at least I
fear. I do not know."
After a little hesitation she nnswor
ed: "I will go with you anyway nnd?
nnd risk lt. 1 hope wo may find ft
priest." And she Hushed scarlet from
her throat to her bnlr.
Brandon kissed her and said: "You
shhll go, my brave girl. You make me
blush for my faint, heartedness and
prudence. I will make you my wife in
some way as sure ns there Is a (Jod."
^opn after this Brandon forced him
self to insist on her departure, and I
went with her, full of hope and com
pletely blinded to the dangers of our
cherished scheme. I think Hrnndon
never really lost sight of the danger
and almost lnflnlte proportion of chance
against this wild, reckless venture, but
was daring enough to attempt It oven
in the face of such clearly seen and
TO DE CONTINUKD .
Letter to Dr. K. E. Hughes.""
Laurens. S. 0.
Doar Sir: You can put $100 in your
pocket if you can put us In the wrong.
Devoo Lead and Zinc is all paint. It
takes fewer gallons to paint a house
than with mixed paints. It wears
longer than load and oil?mixed paint?,
too. The State chemists of Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massaohueetts,
York and Pennsylvania have analyvtod
it and say it is puro.
If you can prove that any of these
things aren't true wo've a hundred
dollars waiting for you.
If these things are true, what paint
will you uso next time you paint your
house? What will you say to tho peo
ple that ask you??for doctors get
asked queer questions.
If you know of an honest young
painter who isn't gotting tho grip on
life that he ought to have, give him
this hint. Devoe lead and zinc?that'll
do It, if he docs his work as well as tho
paint does itj.
F. W, Dkvoe&Co.,
Want to Own a Home,
Piedmont Saveings and
Oilers an Opportunity Cheaper
and Better than a Building
and Loan Association,
Why Pay Rents when
You can Own Your Own Proportyy
Represented In Laurons by
W. W.BALL and M. L. COP ELAND.
College of Charleston.
118th Year Begins Seplomber 25.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
Scho arship to each County of South
Larolipa. Extranpe examinations held
in^fiaSS^i S?U^ s?P"intondont
and Judge of Probate on July 10th
Tuition $40. Board and furnished
room n Dormitory, $10 per month All
candidates for admission aro pormittod
^u.00?"1^ for. B?yco Scholarships,
which will pay ilOO a year. For cata
May 25th, 1903.-12t. rresldent'
CLEANING AND DYEING DONE
Cleaning and Dyeiug Club un stat?
over old Post Offlee. P UIrs
?Phon* No. 70. W. R, DOZIER.
The South Carolina College.
The South Carolina College *? round
ing out the first century Of Its exlstanc*
ami will celebrate Its centennial In Jan
uary, 1S05. The College wm chartered
In 1801 ond opened Mr active work In
January. 1805. It oweB Its existence to
a patriotic purpose, the education of
all the youth of the State at a common
center, "In order to promote the In
Htruction, the good order and the par
mony of the whole community." 8.IW ?
was'built from a portion of the pro
ceeds of a reimbursement made by the
United States t<> .South Carolina for ex
penses Incurred In the Revolution. Dur
ing- the century that Is closing the Col
lege lias contributed largely to the
statesmanship, ??e patriotism. IB*
learning and the high moral standards
that have prevailed in Soulh Carolina
and her sister States. The roll of Col
lege Alumni contains the names of men
who have become noted In all the pur
suits of life, both In nseee and war.
The exigencies of the struggle between
the States closed the college In 18?,
and the buildings were used as hospi
tals for sick and wounded ?*onfedoi'?r,efl.
Rut as soon as ponce was restored tho
Institution wim reopened by the ' Orr
government" and enjoyed several years
of success until It was overturned dur
ing the Uadicat regime. Since 1*S0, how
ever, the college has been continuously
open, and has educated hundreds of
young men and a number of young
women, who for some years have been
permitted to partake of Its advantages.
Originally the College waft known as
a literary Institution, although from
learly times its faculty contained scien
tists of great ability, but ' late years
Its courses have broadened out so as
to embrace alBo technical scientific In
struction, instruction in law and a
course In practical methods for teach
President Benjamin Sloan, the J
of the Department of Physics and
gineerlng. Is a graduate of West Point,
and was a distinguished officer of ord
nance during the war between the
States. His graduates in engineering
are now occupying most responsible
positions in different parts of the United
.States. Professor Joseph Daniel Pope,
dean of the Law Department, has had
wide experience In government In the
legislative halls o. ?he State and In the
jtecosslon Convention, and Is recognized
ns high authority in law and In equity
Jurisprudence. Some of the other mem
bers of the faculty have had dis
tinguished careers in this College, while
others have brought to It the best
methods of colleges and universities
Tho moot re<:ont and most Important
addition that has been made to tho
usefulness of the College Is the estab
lishment of scholarships to be given to
one man-teacher In each county who
has taught at least one year. This is
intended to offer the. advantages of pro
fessional training to one who has al
ready gathered practical experience in
direct contact with pupils in the school
room and realises the difficulties that
must be surmounted. Professor Ward
law, who Is at the head of the depart
ment in pedagogy, is eminent in his
profession both as a student and as a
practical teacher und school Superin
The College (a situated at the capital
of the State and affords to the student
opportunity for studying the wor ogs
of the government In a direct way. Jt
la accessible from all parts of the State
and Is In a healthful locality. The re
ligious advantages are exceptionaS lie
pause each of the principal ucnomiim
tiorrs hus a prosperous congregation In
Columbia. Kxpenses are moderate.
There Is a suite of three rooms for euch
pair of students, warm in winter and
well ventilated in summer. A large
campus, a fine gymnasium and an ex
cellent athletic field afford ample op
portunlty for exercise.
The College Is increasing Jn uscft?t#
ness and in prosperity with the* Irr*
creased prosperity of the State, and t'tfc
psospects an* that with the n"*?"w century
this Institution will surpass fhe ad
mirable record It has already made,
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They are onderful ii building up tho
health. Only 2r> cents per box. Sold
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Can anyone suppose
that we would double
the necessary cost of
our brewing without a
vital reason ?
Would wc spend so much on
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Would wc age it for months ?
Would wc sterilize every
Wc do it to attain
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remotest possibility of germs?
to make Schlitz Deer healthful.
Why accept a com
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out any of these pre
cautions, when Schlitz
Beer costs no more ?
Your dealer may prefer to fur
nish a beer that pays a lillic more
profit; but docs it pay you to pcr
Imit it? Isn't pure beer ? Schlitz
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Ask for the Brewery Bottline.
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KYLE hay Press
Farmers take care of what you make.
There is as much in saving as there is
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Every farmer can own his own press,
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