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VV. W. Ball,
LAUUENN, S. Cm .Inly 22, 1903.
In The Columbia State of last Thurs
day Thomas J. LaMolto writes a lettor
pointing out that dis"onse rs as a rU'o
do not carry out tho |/< ovisiona of Iho
dispensary law in requiring buyers of
liquors to sign their names and in pre
senting detailed monthly reports. Mr.
LaMotto declares substantially that
tho oaths of ollloe are disregarded by
many dispensers and that muny of the
"reform" features of the systom are
quietly and generally ignored.
Mr. LaMotto'a remarks may be true
but thoy nro not important. Mr. La
Mottc does not ucdefstand iho situa
tion. He forpets that of all political
sects in South Carolina tho Prohibi
tionists are tho most discredited. It
has been fully determined, perhaps
finally, in this state, that tho Prohi
tionlsts nro in league with "iho blind
tigers." It has been agreed by the
political powers that the Prohibition
ists are tho Irreconcilable'enemies of
rof rm in Iho whiskey traffic. What
ever the Prohlbitonlstl say is to bo
set down as an insidious attack on the
"best solution of tho whiskey ques
tion." Mr. LaMotto is a Prohibition
ist. We say, therefore, gently bat
(irmly Mr. LaMotto bad boat lay asido
his pen and keep his mouth shut.
Prohibition, in South Carolina, is a
6tale, dead, fo'.ld notion. The sale of
whiskey, by tho people of South Caro
lina in their organ'/.ed capacity as a
commonwealth has been adjudged
rightoous aud, practically, all who op
poso it havo been cast o\it as unright
eous.' The curlier that men like Mr.
LaMotto reoognize this and aecpi
tboir condemnation as a defunct class,
tho better for their peace of mind. A
Prohibitionist In South Carolina Is no
bolter than a proacl.cr in theso days
and tboso who reo .11 the campaign of
1803 know that the voico of the preach
er has "played on1-" when It sounds on
tho whiskey question. Truo, the ln
dio3 and children are still allowed to
bo Prohibitionists in their societies
but men cannot alTord to bo Prohibi
tionists, except, of course, such men as
Mr. LaMotto. Theso facts arc doubt
less unpleasant but thoy must be swal
lowed by every man who do im the
sale of intoxicants immoral and evl'.
To require di-q;or,sers to obsorvo the
law in tho sale of whiskeys is twaddle.
If they enforce tho law, tho sa'e of
whiskoy will be curtailed. Wncn the
time comes that every man must "sign
up" when ho buys a pint of whiskey
and sales to miners and drunkards arc
stopped, the sales and tho profits will
decrease. That would mean tho dc
creas 1 of tho school fund Mil the town
and county revenues The violations of
tho law, the creation of drunkards
thereby and tho incidenta' ignoring of
oaths of office will not be allowed to in
terfere with the profit raakin? feature.
The dispcusary system has soaked
and saturated the state wi'.b ir.or.ility.
It has induced fatness Tho evido; ces
of prosperity, due to tho system are
striking. They arc lUgrant. Thoy aro
Haunting. Mr. LaMotto Is a pestifer
ous meddlor with the serenity of a good
The Time lor Farmers.
Tho stato institute for farmers will
meet at. Clemson, August, 10. TUB
ADVERTlSlon w'shos again to say that
an excollcnt opportun'ty will bo af
forded farmers, at littio expense, to
learn a great deal and enjoy themselves
at tho sanio time.
The Advertiser fully believes that
at last good times for the South Caro
lina farmer are coining. Tho prospect
is for good prices for cotton. Fanners
havo a lino borne market for farm pr
due l. They can obtain nearly twice as
much for bcoves, poultry, eggs and
butter now as they could a fow years
ago. No furmor is likely to prosper, be
tho times good or bad, un'oss ho works.
No man in any business gots rich hon
estly without "sweating fur it" in oro
way or another. We mean by good
times for farmers, good conditions,
good opportunities. At this Clemson
Institute the most intelligent, the
most practical, tho most money-mak
ing, land-saving and soil-improving,
ways of utilizing opportunities Wpl be
dlsoUSSOd. Now is (bo limo for Lau
rons farmers to havo their oye.s open
and their cars Thoy may hear what is
richly worth bearing at tho institute in
A Friend of tho Souih.
For the Democratic nomination for
the presidency Judge George Gray,
former Senator from Dclewa-o, has
lato'y b;cn mentioned. The Negro ques
tion has corao to bo aculo in Po'owaro
and Jiulgo Gray !s opeoly and strongly
identified with tho best sentiment of
Delaware and the So ith with regard
to it. The signs are that the Negro
question will cut a larger flgura in the
noxt national campaign than It l>a3 for
years. Judge Gray is arc mated a man
who;o ability, horcty und safe j'ldg*
ment will be satisfactory to (hi whole
country and in the rcarch for such a
man in the North, wbo3.5 record will at
tho samo tlmo com0190(1 itself enthu
siastically to (he South with regard to
the Negro problem, it is claimed that
he meets all demands to a markoi de
Tho day of the "ooo gallusbo>"in
South Carolina has ended, for a su?
pender factory has been established in
NOTICE STOCKHOLDERS MEETING.
Notice Is hereby given that the an
nual meeting of the stock-holders of
the People's Loan and Exchmge Bank
of Laurens, S. O.i will be held at the
offices of the bank In Laurono. 8. C, at
I I A. M., Tuesday, Augu-t, 18, 100H.
W A. WAll's,
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Or, The Lore Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudrr, the Kirn'' Sister, and W
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Rewritten mhI Rendered Into Modem Enrfli>li From Sir F.dwin ' 'J*
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W"^HATBYER tho klug might
think, 1 know Lord Wolsoy
Oftfren would quickly enough gUOSfl
fttMQ the truth when he heard that
the princess was missing, and would
have a party in pursuit. The run
aways, however, would have at lenst
Iwenty-fotir hours the start, and a ship
leaves no tracks. When Mary left me.
Bho was perhaps two-thirds of a league
from tho rendezvous, and night was
rapidly falling. As her road lay through
a dense forest ?II the way she would
have a dark, lonely ride of a few
minutes, and I was somewhat uneasy
for that part of tho Journey. It had
been agreed that If everything was all
right at tho rendezvous Mary should
turn loOSO her horse, which had al
ways been stabled at Berkeley castle
and would quickly trot home. To
further emphasize her safety a thread
would be tied In bis forelock. The
horse took bis time in returning and
did not arrive until tho Hoeond morning
after tho (light, but when ho came I
found tho thread and, unobserved, re
moved It. 1 quickly took it to Jane,
who has it yet and cherishes It for tho
mute message of comfort It brought
her. In case the borso should not re
turn I was to Ibid a token in a hollow
tree near tho place of meeting, tint the
thread In the forelock told us our
friends bad found each other.
When wo loft the castle, Mary wore
under her riding habit a suit of man's
attire, and as wo rode along she would
shrug her shoulders and laugh as if it
Wore a huge joke and by the most com
ical little pantomime call my attention
to her unusual bulk. So when she
found Brandon the only change neces
sary to make a man of her was to
throw off the riding habit and pull on
the Jack boots and slouch bat, both of
which Brandon had with l.im.
They wasted no time, you may be
sure, and wore soon under way. In a
few minutes they picked up tho two
Bristol men who wore to accompany
them, and when night had fairly fallen
loft the bypaths and took to the main
road loading from London to Bath and
Bristol. The road was a fair one?that
Is, it was well defined and there was
no danger of losing It; in fact, there
was more danger of losing one's self in
Its fathomless mudholcs and quag
mires. Brandon had recently passed
over It twice and had made mental
note of tho worst places, so bo hoped to
Soon the rain began to fall in a soak
ing drizzle; then tho lamps of twilight
went out, and oven tho shadows of tho
night were lost among themselves In
blinding darkness. It was one of those
black nights lit for witch traveling,
and no doubt every witch in England
was out brewing mischief. The horse's
hoofs sucked and splashed In the mud
with a sound that Mary thought might
bo heard at Land's End, and tho hoot
of an owl, now and then disturbed by a
witch, would strike upon her oar with
a volume of sound Intinltely dispropor
tionate to the size of any owl she had
ever seen or dreamed of before.
Brandon woro our cushion, tho great
cloak, and had provided a like one of
suitable proportions for the princess.
This came in good play, as her tine gen
tleman's attire would bo but poor stuff
to turn the water. The wind, which
hud arisen with just enough force to
sot up a dismal wail, gave the rain a
horizontal slant and drove it in at every
oponing. The Haps of tho comfortable
great clonk blew back from Mary's
knees, and she felt many a chilling
drop through bor flue new silk trunks
that made her wish for buckram In
their place. Soon the water began to
trickle down her legs and lind lodg
ment in the jack boots, and as the rain
and wind came in tremulous little
whirs she felt wretched enough?she
who had always been so well sheltered
from every blast. Now and then mud
and water would By up into her face
striking usually in the eyes or mouth?
and thou again her horse would stum
ble and almost throw her over bis head
as ho sank, knee deep, into some unex
All of this, wiih tho thousand and
one noises that broke the still worse
silence of tho inky night, soon began to
work upon her nerves and make her
fearful. The roud was full of dangers
aside frotu stumbling horses and bro
ken necks, for many were the stories
of murder and robbery committed
along the route they were traveling. It
is true they bad two stout tuon, and all
were armed, yet they might easily
come upon a parly too strong tor them,
and no one could toll what might hap
pen, thought the princess. Thot'0 was
that pitchy darkness through which
she could hardly BOO her horse'., head?
a thing of itself that seemed to have In
finite powers for mischief and which
no amount of argument ever Induced
any normally constituted woman to be
lieve was the more negative absence of
light and not a terrible entity potent
for all aorta of mischief. Then that
Walling howl that rose and fell be
times. No wind over made such a noise
she felt sure. There were those shin
ing white gleams which came from the
little pools of water on the road, look
ing like dead men's faces tq '.timed and
pale. Perhaps they wore water and
perhaps they WOl'8 not. Mary bad all
confidence in Brandon, but that very
fact operated against her. Having that
confidence and trust in him. she felt
no need to waste her own energy In be
ing bravo. So she relaxed completely
and bad the feminine satisfaction of
allowing herself to be thoroughly
Is it any wonder Mary's gallant but
womanly spirit sank low In the faco
of all tbOSO horrors? She held out
bravely, however, and nn occasional
olasp from Brandon's hand under cover
of tho darkness comforted her. When
all those terrors would not suggest even
a thought of turning back, you may
Judgo of the character of this gjrl and
They traveled on, galloping when
they could, trotting when they could
not gallop, and walking when they
must, and about midnight nrrlved at
tho inn whore tho relay of horses was
Tho Inn was a rambling old thatched
roof structure, half mud, half wood
and all filth. There are many Inns In
England that are tidy enough, but this
Ono was a little oft* tho main road?so
loT-J for that reason -and the un
c\Zj*?** v':,s ?0t the le.ist of Mary's
U^f ,hil' ,:anl ^I'c had not
keen hunger natural to youth and
honlth Blicli as hers after twelve hours
of fasting and eight hours of riding.
Her uppotlte soon overcame her repug
nance, and she ate with a zest that
was now to her the humblest fare that
had over passed her Hps. One often
misses the /.est of life's Joys by having
too much of thorn. One must want n
thing before It ran bo appreciated.
A hard ride of live hours brought our
travelers to Bath, which place they
rode around just as the sun began to
gild the tllo roofs and steeples, and an
other hour brought them to Bristol.
Tlio shin wn? to sail at sunrise, but
as the wind bad died out with the
She ate with a zest the liumhle fare.
night there was no danger of Its sail
ing without (hem. Soon the gates
opened, and the party rode to the How
and String, where Brandon bad left
their cheats. The men were then paid
off; quick sale was mndo of the horses;
breakfast was served, and they started
for the wharf, with their chests follow
ing in the hands of four porters.
A boat soon took them aboard the
Royal Hind, and now It looked ns If
their daring scheine, so full of im
probability as to Boem impossible, had
really come to a successful Issue.
From the beginning, I think, It bad
never occurred to Mary to doubt the
result. There bad never been with her
even a suggestion of possible failure,
unless It was that evening In our room,
When, prompted by her startled mod
esty, she had said she could not bear
for us to see her In the trunk hose.
Now that fruition seemed about to
crown her hopes she was happy to her
heart's core, and when once to herself
wept for sheer Joy. It Is little wonder
she Mas happy. She was leaving be
hind no one whom she loved excepting
Jane and perhaps me. No father nor
mother; only a sister whom she barely
knew and a brother whose treatment
of her had turned her heart against
him. She was also lleeing with the one
man in all the world for her and from
a marriage that was literally worse
Our travelers were of course greatly
in need of rest, so 5?lnry went to her
room and Brandon took a berth in the
cabin set apart for the gentlemen.
They had both paid for their passage,
although they had enlisted and were
part of the ship's company. They
were not expected to do sailor's work,
but would be called lipon in case of
fighting to do their part at that. Mary
was probably ns good a lighter In her
own way as one could find in a long
Journey, but bow she was to do her
part with sword and buckler Brandon
did not know. That, however, was a
bridge to be crossed when they should
come to it.
They had gone aboard about 7
o'clock, and Brandon hoped the ship
would bo well down Bristol channel
before be should leave bis berth. But
the wind that bad filled Mary's Jack
boots with rain and had howled so dis
mally all night long would not stir,
now that It was wanted. Noon came,
yet no wind, and the sun shone ns plac
idly as if Captain Charles Brandon
were not fuming with impatience on
the poop of the Royal Hind. Three
o'clock and no wind. The captain said
It would come with night, but sundown
was almost at band, and no wind yet.
Brandon knew this meant failure If it
held a little longer, for he was certain
the king, with Wolsey's help, would
long since; have guessed the truth.
Brandon bad not seen the princess
since morning, and the delicacy be felt
about going to her cabin made the sit
uation somewhat difficult. After put
ting it off from hour to hour In hope
that she would appear of her own ac
cord, he at last knocked at her door
and, of course, found the lady In trou
Tbo thought of the princess going on
deck caused n sinking at his heart ev
ery lime it came, ns he felt that It was
almost impossible to conceal her Iden
tity. He had not seen her In her new
male attire, for when she throw off her
riding habit on meeting him the night
before ho had Intentionally busied him
self about the horses and saw her only
after the great cloak covered her ns n
gown. He felt that however well her
garments might coneoni n?r form, no
man on earth ever had such beauty in
his face as her transcendent eyes, rose
tinted cheeks and coral Hps, with their
cluster of dimples, and bis heart sank
at the prospCct. She might hold out for
awhile with a straight face, but when
tbo smiles should conic?It were just
ns well to hnng a placard about her
neck, "This Is a woman." The telltale
dimples would be worse than Jane for
outspoken, untimely truthfulness and
trouble provoking candor.
I'pon entering Brandon found Mary
wrestling with the problem of her com
plicated male attire, tbo most beauti
ful picture of puzzled distress imagi
nable. The port was open and showed
her rosy as the morn when she looked
up at Ulm. The Jnek boots were In a
corner, and her little feet seemed to
put up a protest nil their own against
going into thorn that ought to have
softened every peg. She looked up at
Brandon with a half hearted smile and
then threw her arms about Ids neck
and sobbed like tbo child she was.
'?Do you regret coming, Lady Mary?"
nskeckBrandon, Avho, now that she was
alono with him, felt that he must take
no ndiAntage of the fact to be fnmll
inr. I A
."Nojno! fnrJnig..monjeiat. 1 am
glnfl?"only too glad. "But why do you
call me 'Lady?' You used to coll me
"I don't know; perhaps because you
"Ah! that Is good of you; but you
need not bo rjulto so respectful."
The matter was settled by mute but
satisfactory arbitration, und Hrnndon
continued: "You must make yourself
ready to go on deck. It will bo hard,
but It must be done."
He helped her with the heavy Jnek
boots nud handed her the rain studied
slouch hat which she put on and Ktood
a complete man ready for tho deck
that Is, as complete as could be evolved
from her utter femininity.
When Brandon looked her over, all
hope wont out of him. It seemed that
every change of dress only added to
her bewitching beauty by showing It
in a now phase.
"It will never do. There Is no dis
guising you. What is it that despite
everything tdiows so unmistakably
feminine? What shall we do? I hnve
It. You shall remnln hero under the
pretense of Illness until we arc well at
sea, nnd then I will tell the captain all.
It is too bad, nnd yet I would not have
you ono whit less a woman for all the
world. A man loves a woman who Is
so thoroughly womanly that nothing
can hide It."
Mary was pleased at his flattery, but
disappointed at the failure In herself.
She had thought that surely these gar
ments would make a mau of her In
which the keenest eyo could not detect
They were discussing the matter
when a knock cnnie at the door, -with
the cry, "All hands on deck for inspec
tion." Inspection! Jesu! Mary would
not safely endure it a minute. Bran
don left her at once and went to tho
"My lord Is 111 and begs to be excused
from deck Inspection," be sold.
Bradhurst, a surly old half pirate of
the saltiest pattern, answered: "111?
Then he hnd better go ashore as soon
as possible. I will refund his money.
We cannot make n hospital out of the
ship. If bis lordship is too III to stand
inspection, see that he goes ashore at
This last was addressed to one of the
ship's officers, who answered with the
usual "Aye, aye, sir," and started for
That was worse than ever, nnd Bran
don quickly said he would hnve bis
lordship up at once. He then returned
to Mary, and nfter buckling on her
BWOrd nnd belt they went on deck and
climbed up the poop ladder to take
their places with those entitled to
Braudon has often told me since that
it was as much as he could do to keep
back the tears when be saw Mary's
WOllderftll effort to appear manly. It
was both comical nnd pathetic. She
was a princess to whom all the world
bowed down, yet that did not help her
here. After ull she was only a girl,
timid and fearful, following at Bran*
don's heels, frightened lest she should
get out of arm's reach of him among
those rough men and longing with all
her heart to take his hand for moral as
well as physical support. It must hnve
been both laughable and pathetic In the
extreme. That miserable sword per
sisted In tripping her, and the jack
boots, so much too large, evinced fin
alarming tendency to slip off with ev
ery step. How Insane we all were not
to have foreseen this from the very
beginning. It must have been a unique
llguro she presented climbing up tho
steps at Brandon's heels, Jack boots
and all. So unique was It that the
snilors working in the ship's waist
stopped their tasks to stare in wonder
ment and tho gentlemen on the poop
made no effort to hldo their amuse
ment. Old Bradhurst stepped up to
"I hope your lordship is feeling bet
ter," and then, surveying her from
head to foot, with a broad grin on his
features, "I declare, you look tho pic
ture of health, if I ever saw It. How
old are you?"
Mary quickly responded, "Fourteen
"Fourteen," returned Bradhurst.
"Well, I don't think you will shed
much blood. You look more like a
deuced handsome girl than any man
I ever saw." At this the men all
laughed nnd were very Impertinent In
the froo nnd ensy manner of such gen
try, niost of whom wero professional
adventurers with every liner sense
dulled and debased by years of vice.
These follows, half of them tipsy,
now gathered about Mary to inspect
her personally, each on his own ac
count. Their looks nnd conduct were
very disconcerting, but they did noth
ing Insulting .until one fellow gavo her
a slap on the hnck, accompanying it
by nn Indecent remark. Brandon tried
to pay no attention to them, but this
was too much, so he lifted his nrm nnd
knocked the follow off the poop Into
the waist. The man wns back In a
moment, nnd swords were noon drawn
and clicking away nt a groat rate. The
eontost wns brief, however, ns the fol
low wns no sort of match for Brnndon,
who, with his old trick, quickly twist
ed his adversary's sword out of his
grasp nnd with a flash of his own
blade flung It Into tho son. The other
men were now tnlklng together nt n
little dlstnnco In whispers, nrtd In a
moment one drunken brute shouted:
"It Is no man. It Is a woman. Let us
see more of hor'/'
Before Brandon could Interfere the
fellow hnd unbuckled Mary's doublet
at the thront and with a Jerk hnd
torn It off, carrying nVny the sleeve
nnd exposing Mary's shoulder, almost
throwing her to the deck.
He waved his trophy on high, but
his triumph was short lived, for almost
Instantly it fell to the deck, nnd with
It tho offending hand sovered at the
wrist, by Brandon's sword. Three or
four friends of the wounded man
rushed upon Brnndon, whereupon Mary
screamed nnd began to weep, which of
course told tho whole story.
A grent laugh went up, nnd instantly
a general tight began. Several of the
gentlemen, seeing Brandon attacked by
such odds, took up his defense, and
within twenty seconds nil were on one
side or the other, every mother's son of
them fighting a way like mud.
You see how quickly nnd eomplotely
ono woman wlthont the slightest act on
her part, except a modest effort to be
let alone, hnd sot tho wholo company
by the oars, cutting nnd slashing away
at each other llko very devils. The sex
must generate mischief In some un
known manner nnd throw It off, as the
inn throws off its heat. However, Jane
Is an exception to that rule?If it Is a
The officers soon put a stop to this
lively little fight and took Brnndon
and Mary, who wns weeping ns any
right minded woman would, down into
tho cabin for consultation.
With a great oath Bradhurst ex
claimed: "It la plain enough that you
havo brought a girl on board under
falso colors, nnd you may as well make
ready to put her ashore. Ton uoo what
she has already done?a hand lod to
one man nnd wounds for twenty others
?nnd she was on deck less than rtve
minutes. Heart of Oed! At that rale,
she would, hnv^bjt ship at the bottom
* -*** ?
?f D?vy Jones1 locker before we could
snll half down tl" channel."
"It wns not my fault," sobbed Mary,
her eyes Hashing Hre. "I did not I ll
nil I wanted was to be left alone, but
those brutes of men?you shall pay for
this; remember what I say. I>ld you
expect Captain Brandon to stand back
and not defend mo when that wretch
was tearing my garments off?"
"Captain Brandon, did you any?"
asked Bradhurst, with his hat off In
"Yes." answered that Individual. "I
shipped Under all assumed name for
various reasons, and desire not to be
known. You will do well to keep my
"Do I understand that you are .Mas
tor Charles Brandon, the king's
friend?" asked Bradhurst.
"I am,'1 was the answer.
"Then, sir, I must ask your pardon
for the way you have been treated.
We of course could not know It, but a
man must expect trouble when he at
taches himself to a woman." It is a
wonder the Hashes from Mary's eyes
did not strike the old seadog dead, He,
however, did not see them and wont
on: "We are more than anxious that so
valiant a klllgbl as Sir Charles Bran
don should go with us. und hope your
reception will not drive you hack But
ns to the lady, you see already the re
suit of her presence, und, much as wo
want you, we cannot take her. Aside
from (ho general trouble which a wo
man takes with her everywhere" Ma
ry would not oven look at the creature
"on shipboard (hero Is another and
greater objection. It is said, you know,
among sailors that a woman on board
draws bad luck to certain sorts of
ships, and every sailor would desert
before we could weigh anchor If It
were known this lady was to go with
us. Should they lind It out In mtdocean
a mutiny would bo sure to follow, and
<iod only knows what would bnppen.
For her sake If for no other reason
take her ashore at once."
Brandon saw only too plainly the
truth that ho bad really seen all the
time, but to which he had shut his
eyes, and, throwing Mary's clonk over
her shoulders, prepared to go nshoro.
As they wont over the side and pulled
off a groat shout went up from the ship
far more derisive than cheering, und
the men at the oars looked at eaeh oth
er nsknnco ami smiled. What a predic
ament for a princess! Brandon cursed
himself for having boon such a knave
and fool as to allow this to happen.
He bad known the danger all the time,
and his act could not be chargeable to
Ignorance or a failure to see the proba
ble consequences. Temptation and self
ish duslre had given him temerity In
place of Judgment.
When the princess stopped nshoro, It
seemed to her as if the heart in her
breast was a different and separate
organ from the one hIio had carried
As tbo boat put off again for the ship
its crew gave a cheer coupled with
some vile advice, for which Brandon
would gladly have run them through,
each and every one. He had to swallow,
bis chagrin and auger and really
blamed no one but himself, Hiough It
was torture to him that this girl should
be subjected to such Insults and ho
powerless to avenge them. The news
had Spread from the wharf like wild
lire, and on their way back to the
Bow and String there came from small
boys and hidden voices such exclama
tions as: "Look at the woman In man's
clothing!" "Isn't bo a beautiful man?''
"Look at him blush!" and others too
coarse to be repeated. Imagine the hu
miliating situation, from which there
was no escape.
At last they reached tin; inn, whither
their chests soon followed them, sent
by Bradhurst, together with their pas
sago money, which lie very honestly re
Mary soon donned her woman's at
tire, of wl^eh she had a supply in her
chest, and at least felt more comforta
ble without the jack boots. She had
made her toilet alone for the fust time
In her lite, having no maid n help her,
and wept ns she dressed, for this disap
pointment was like plucking the very
heart out of her. I lor hope had been
so high that the fall was all the hard
er. Nay, oven more; hope had become
fruition to bor when they were once
n-shipboard, and failure right at the
door of success made it doubly hard to
boar. It crushed hoi", and where before
bad boon hope and confidence waa
nothing now but despair. Like all peo
ple with a groat capacity for elation,
when she sank she touched the bottom.
Alas, Mary, the unconquerable, was
down at last.
This failure meant so much to her.
It meant that she would never be
Brnndon's wife, but would go to
France to endure the dreaded old
Frenchman. At that thought a recoil
lie waved his trophy on Htyh,
came. Her spirit asserted Itself, nnd
she stamped her foot and swore upon
her soul it should never be?never, nev
er, so long ns she had strength to light
or voice to cry "No!" The thought of
this marriage and of tbo loss of Bran
don was painful enough, but there
came another, entirely new to her and
Hastily arranging her dress she went
In search of B/ondon, whom she quick?
ly found nnd took to her room.
After closing the door she said: "I
thought I had reached the plnnnclo of
disappointment and pain when com
pelled to leave the ship, for It meant
that J should loso you and have to mar
ry Louis of France. But I have found
that there Is still a possible pain more
polgnnnt than either, and 1 cannot bear
it; so I como to you?j'ou who are tbo
great cure for nil my troubles. Oh,
that I could lny them hero all my life
long," and she put her bend upon his
breast, forgetting what she had Intend
ed to sny.
"What Is the trouble, Mary?"
"Oh, yes! I thought of that marrlago
nnd of losing you, and then, oh, Mary
Mother! I thought of some other wo
man having you to herself. I could soo
her with you, and I was Jealous?I
think they call ItV I hnvo heard of tho
pangs of Jealousy, and If the fear of a
so gn at what would tho reality
M fvpilld kill l*US,
dun? lt. I cannot endure even (Iiis, and
I want you to swear that"?
Brandon took her In his arms as she
began to weep.
"I will gladly swear by everything I
hold Bncred that no other woman than
you shall ever he my wife. If I cannot
hnvo you, be sure you have spoiled
every other woman for me. There Is
but one In all the world -but one. I can
at least save you that pain."
She then Stood on tiptoes (o lift her
lips to hlul and said: "I give you the
same promise. How you must have
Buffered when you thought I was to
After a pause she went on: "Hut it
might have been worse?that Is, it
WOUld be worse If you should marry
some other woman; but that is all set
tled now and 1 feel easier. Then 1
might have married the old French
king, but thai, too, is settled, and we
can endure the lesser pain. It always
helps us when we are able to think It
might have been worse."
Brnndon might have escaped from
England in the Royal Hind, for the
Wind bad come up shortly after they
left the slily. and they could see the
sails Indlsllhetly through tin; gloom as
she got under way. Hut ho could not
leave Mary alone, and had made up Ills
mind to lake her bad; to London and
march straight Into the jaws of death
with her If the king's men did not soon
Ho knew that a debt to Tolly bears
no grace, and was ready with his prin
cipal and usance.
to UK, continued .
NIGHT WAS HICK TERROR.
"1 would cougti noarly all night
long," writos Mrr5. Cbns. Applegate, of
Alexandria, lud , und could hardly gel
an}'sleep. I had consumption so bad
that if I walked a block I would cough
frightfully and spit blood, but, when
all other medicines fa?od, three *i 00
bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery
wholly cured mo and I gained fifty
eight pounds." It's absolutely guar
anteed to euro Coughs, Colds, Da
Grippo and all Throat and Dung Trou
bles. Price .VI cents and $1.00. Trial
bott'es froe at Laurons Drug Co. and
Palmetto Drug Co.
Clothing Hono va ted.
CLEANING AND DYEING DONE
Cleaning and Dyeing Club up stair.->
over old Post Ofllco.
'Phone No. 70. W. K. IX >/.! lilt.
College of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
U8th Year Begins September 25.
Letters, Science, Engineering. One
Scholarship to each County of South
Carolina. Extranco examinations held
at Lauivns by County Superintendent
and .Judge of Probato on July 10th.
Tuition $10. Board and furnished
room in Dormitory, $10 per month All
candidates for admission arc permitted
to compete for Boyco Scholar-hips,
which will pay .f '.00 a year. For cata
May 25th, 1003. I2t.
Want to Own a Home,
^2zg2l?lB>r- the ^-^AWV^
Piedmont Savoings and
Oilers an Opportunity Cheaper
and Better than a Building
and Loan Association.
Why 1 'ay Heuts when
You can Own Your Own Proporty?
Represented in Laurons by
W. W. HALL and M. L. COP ELAND.
Mrs. Lauren S. Webb,
Vic^l'WNlUont Woman's i>?>tno
?tiiMc < 'tulis of Xorlltcrn Olilo.
"1 dreaded the change of life which
was fast approaching. I noticed Wine
of Cardui, and decided to try a bot
tle. I experienced some reiief the
first month, so I kept on taking U for
three months and now I menstruate
with no pain and I shall take, it off and
on now until I have passed the climax."
Female Weakness, disordered
menses, falling of the womb and
ovarian troubles do not wear off.
They follow a woman lothcchango
of life. Do not wait but lako Wino
of Cardui now and avoid tho trou
ble, Wine of Cardui never fails
to benefit a suffering woman of
any age. Wine of Cardui relieved
Mrs. Webb when she was in dan
ger. When you come to the change
of lifo Mrs. Webb's letter will
mean morn to you than it docs
now. But you may now avoid tho
suffering she endured. Druggists
sell $1 bottles of Wine of Cardui.
KYLE hay Press
Farmers take care of what you make.
Thore is as much in saving as there is
in making, and If you halo your hay,
fodder, oats, shucks otc, at the proper
timo you not only pave room and t ime,
but you pavo 33 por cent of the nutrl
clous matter that evaporates when it Is
not ba'ed. Tho
Kyle Hay Press
fills a long felt want with farmers. It
is tho best yet made. Tho opinion
seems to be unanimous that tho KYLE
HAY PRESS is unexcelled by any
press on tho market. It is going to
the front, already a groat number of
them have been sold, you only need to
try It to bo pleased. It Is easy oper
ated by 2 men and 1 horse. It is cheap,
durable, simple in construction and
easily mounted. It is the only press
that can be made or repaired on tho
farm, it has no easting to break and
cause long delay. No other prosa has
this advantage. It is the only press
that the farmer can afford to buy it
Eays for Itself out of the first crop
Ivery farmer can own his own press
and bale his hay at the proper time '
A. L. HUDGEN8,
I Laurens, 8. c.
The best of barley, hops
and yeast, selected by one
of our partners.
Pure water, from six
wells driven down to rock.
Pure air, which has first
passed through an air filter.
Every drop of Schlitz Reer filtered by machin
ery through masses of white wood pulp. Every
bottle sterilized, so that it contain.; no germs.
Thus we double the necessary c >st of cur brew
ing to make purity certain?to make Sch?tz Deer
Will you drink common beer, and pay just as
much f<>r it, when Schlitz I3eef c.-n be had for
Ask for tho Brewery Bottling,
l'or ? 11? "It dli ? ?' x '''
Urn Sli lo, in i|Hn; ulul I in'
Just received. AH varieties, Seed of
J, O, C FLEMING & CO,
Now is the Time to Dose Stock.
WE MAME A SPECIALTY Ol
International Stock Food Company's Products
. WHICH HAVE A VVOUIiD Wl?E IMPUTATION! .
International Stock Food, 25c and 50c; Colic
cure, 50c; Gall Cure, 25c; Louse Killer, 25c;
Poultry Food, 25c; Quick Cleaner, 25c; Silver
Pine Healing Oil, 25c
Use in Time! Prevent Diseases!
A Small Investment May Sau* Von Great Loss!
OjYJS CJK LOAD OFA/iOVM JUtiT llHCEimW.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We cany ? 11
selected slock of everything from
the cheapest t: >Min to the best Mo
talic cases in cloth goods we earn1
A^A^Sff?fff . /Ji']l| the !) :st?among them ein1).- il
i^lErv^^e^^iw^. white pludt goods; also blaek,
.draped in cloth. A First-class IIear.se
.when wanted. Wee,m furnish ??
'or black horses when desired. At
night or unday'Phone 1<.. P. Mikim's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at the Balentine House.
R. P. MILAM & GO.
=?itt>i ?11 xtc- rrrarrcmxT m?. WWW ton - r:<rM
Half and full Bleached Linen
Table Damask. These are from
the looms of Richardson Sons
& Owden, Belfast, Ireland. Ack
nowledged the best linen manu
facturers in the world.
Our stock is again replenished
with nice sheer white lawns and
organdy. Also fancy woven
stripes In white. If you are in
search of a nice light
wool fabric for skirting see the
new weaves just opened at
W. G. Wilson & Co.
Clod Crusher and Lei el< r.
i/.cs 3 to 13 1
The best pulverizer- ein apcsl
Rlbing Harrow on earth. The
Acme crushes, cuts, pulverizer,
turns and levels all soih lor .ill
purposes. Made entirely ol east
steel and vvroughtiron ind<
Catalogue malic 1 free.
R. Lee Meares, Agent, R. F. D. No. 1,
ountain Inn, S. C.