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LAUKENS, 8. C, Mar. 2, 1904.
Who Huns May Head.
No, vre do not urge the prohibition
ists to vote tho dispensary out of Lau
rens. We do not advise thorn to make
a campaign. At present we "stand
pat." We merely point out that if the
prohibitionists are in earnest in their
opposition to the dispensary they ne
cessarily will make a campaign. Other
wise what they say will be laughed at
by the dispensary's friends as vapor
lngs, idle nonsense. From a prohibi
tion standpoint it is no argument
against their cause that the county
would derivo no revenue from whiskey
sold in other counties. Th* prohibi
tionists do not covet whiskey revenue.
Nor could or would they consistently
object to boing taxed a reasonable
amount to employ constables for mak
ing prohibition effective. The Brlce
law gives the counties local opt'on as
between dispensary and prohibition
under conditions quite as favorable as
have ever existed anywhere. Indeed,
tho hall mill tax is a distinct advan
tage to tho prohibition cause and more
than it enjoyed before the dispensary
system, la those days when a county
voted itself "dry" no means of obtain
ing constables to koop It dry was pro
vided. The half mill tax provides an
economical weapon to make prohibi
If tho prohibitionist? do not endeavor
to vote out tho dispensaries in this and
other couutles, under the provisions of
the Brice law, then the conclusion will
bo fair, legitimate and inevitable that
there are no prohibitionists. That is
all "thore is to it."
A disponsary mm may be a tee-total
ler and a sincero advocate of temper
ance. No disp3naary man is a prohi
bitionist. A probiblilonist is a man
opposed to permitting the sale of in
toxicants legally or illegally. The State
of South Carolina is a dealer in wines,
baors and liquors just as is any bar
keeper In Augusta, Ga. Tho difference
is iu the method of selling and in that
A Little Man's Big Boom.
Some wooks ago we made light of
the Willio Hoarst boom. Now we take
it seriously. The salaried Hearst agents,
soot down from the North, have been
making an industrious campaign in
tho South. It Is the policy of the
Hoarst men among Southern Democrats
"to lie low and keep mum" at this
time. Wo shall not be surprised if,
when the county conventions meet to
send delegates to the South Carolina
Democratic Convention, tickets of
Hearst delegates are voted for. One of
the Ileaist agents has visited Laurens
at least twice It is reasonable to as
sume, inasmuch as nothing has been
done in any other candidate's interest,
that his visits will have results. We
naturally suspect that he has set forces
to work that will bo heard from in our
county convention. Meanwhile, we are
not to be understood as rcllecting upon
or condemning any one if this proves
true. It is Mr. Willie Hearst's right
to hire a gentleman to come to Lau
rens and "work up sentiment for him."
Equally it is the undoubtod right of a
Laurens Democrat to turn a willing
ear to the hired man and to help him
"whoop up" the said Willie Hearst.
Willio Hearst will not be nominated,
however, in St. Louis. Should he be,
It would be construed as equivalent to
surrender by the National Democracy
without tiring a gun; Willie Hearst
has millions of dollars and is an ex
cellent spender. For all we know he is
a respectable, well behaved young gen
tleman of average intelligence and edu
cation, lie has not at any time said
anything or done anything or thought
anything to convince any man that he
is fit for the presidency. Tho county of
Laurens has men of more ability and
more reputation for ability than Willie
Hearst. But Willie Hearst has many of
the brightest minds in this county in his
employ. If, thsy don't succeed in fool
ing manv men in South Carolina, it
will bo very strange.
The liovernor a Uood Chooser.
Twelve yoars ago a drowsy little
town languished near the confluence of
the Saluda and Broad rivers. It was
perhaps II19 stillest village in America,
except Tallahassee, a State capital
which can be located by placing a 25
cent ad in the "Lost" column of a
Jacksonville paper. In 1801 something
was born alive in Columbia, a newspa
per called The State. In a short time,
being exposed to life, Columbia caught
It, although it had been for about a
century considered immune. The
drooping, nodding business community
of Columbia was cheered, goaded,
preached, lushed and inspired to act
ivity by this newspaper, edited by a
gontleman of most distinguished tal
ents. Columbia began to increase and
today is a city of surprising and con
tinuing commercial growth. The edi
tor of the Columbia State had for his
chief scout and forager for facts em
ployed in his industrial campaign E.
J. Watson, a young man of quick per
ceptions and readiness for all manner
of useful work. What Mr. Watson has
contributed to tho prosperity of Co
lumbia, all may look for him to give on
a far largor soale in his capacity as im
migration commissioner for South
Mr. Hey ward of the Lowlands the
governor, has been lucky and happy
and wise in selecting Mr. Watson and
we remark again that Mr. Heyward la
perhaps a better governor than we de
A Word to The Farmers' Wife.
One dollar bays only three hens here
now. Dutter, eggs and fowls are high.
Every woman in Laurens has the op
portunity of earning money in these
days. Laurena county should produce
turkeys, chickens, ducks, eggs, butter,
vegetables and fruits enough to add
handsomely to the farmers' bank ac
counts this year.
Marder and Liquor Selling.
The attorney general reports that
last year nine homicides occurred in
Laurens County. There were 5 convic
tions and 2 acquittals. Laurens had
37,000 people, by the last census.?
Greenville had 21 homicides, no con
vlotions and 8 acquittals. The popu
lation is about 60,000. Barnwell had 20
homicides, 4 convictions and 10 acquit
tals. Charleston, with 80,000 people,
more than double the population of
Laurens or Barnwell, had 7 homicides
with 6 convlotlons and 2 acquittals.
Charleston has the largest population
of the 41 counties, ft is popular to up
braid the people of Charleston as law.
less because ''blind tigers" are numer
ous in Charleston. Which is the graver
crime, murder or liquor selling? Let
Greenville and Barnwell answer.
We doslm to affirm that the late
general assembly, had its sins been as
the multitude of the sands of tho sea
shore, though it had striven forty
days and nights and done nothing be
sides, would still be entitled to a place
in history unapproaohod by Its prede
cessors for having enacted that rail
road trains sha'l carry baby carriages
free as baggage i
PROPER TREATMENT OF PNEU
Pneumonia Is too dangerous a dis
ease for anyono to attempt to doctor
himself, although he may have the pro
per remedies at hand. A physician
should always be called. It should bo
borne in mind, however, that pneu
nomla always reBults from a cold or
from an attack of the grip, and that by
giving Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
the threatened attack of pneumonia
may be warded off. This remedy is also
used by physicians in the treatment of
pneumonia with the best results. Dr .
W. J. Smith, of Sanders, Ala , who is
also a druggist, says of it: "I have been
Belling Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
and prescribing it in my practice for
the past six years I use it in cases of
pneumonia and have always gotten the
best results." Sold by The Lmrons
MT. ?ALLAUHER NOTES.
Marriage of Mr. Clarence Cooper and
Miss Laura Ureyhain.
Mr. GALLAGHER, Feb. 28. ? The
farmers in this section have done but
little work on account of much bad
weather, though they have most of
their fertilizers and are going to plant
a big crop of cotton this timo and hope
to get rich.
Mr. J. N. Golden visited Laurons
The school at this place is in a flour
ishing condition under the proficiont
management of Miss Myrtie Culbert
Mr. Herman Mabry and mother vis
ited relatives at Pelzer last Saturday
Mr. Dupree Shay of Greenwood vis
ited Mr. J. W. Strawhorn one day last
Mr. Clarence Cooper of this place
and Miss Laura Grey ham of Jones were
happily married Sunday, February,
14th, Rev. J. O. Martin officiating.
THE DEATH PENALTY.
A Ifitle thing sometimes results in
death. Thus a mere scratch, insigni
ficant cuts or puny boils have paid the
death penalty. It Is wise to havo Buck
len's Arnica Salve ever handy. It's
the best Salve on earth and will pre
vent fatality, when Burns, Sores, Ul
cers^and Piles.threaten. Only 25 cents
at Laurens Drug Co. and W. W. Dod
HOME PEOPLE ENDORSE
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For all Blood Diseases, Uchlngs,
Pimples, Eczema, Swellings or offen
sive eruptions. Will you test It at our
risk? A guarantee goes with each
bottle at the Ttaurens Drug Co. and
Dr. W. W. Dodson's.
Only Results Tell.
There is little or no difference in tho
appearance of flour, but there is all the.
difference In the world in the results.'
"Clifton" flour will produce light,
white wholesome bread?you know
from sad experience just what other
kinds will do. For more bread and
better bread, use our '.Clifton" every
T. N. Barksdale,
M. H. Fowler.
Bears the j4 Kind You H?vo Always Bought
N. B. Dial. A. O. Todd.
DIAL & TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Euterprise Bank and Todd Oifice Build
Lau ren s, S. C.
Of our success as Jewelers
is, that we purchase only
from manufacturers of es
tablished reputation, and we
satisfy ourselves with a
profit that any fair-minded
person would consider fair
Our stock never runs down
W.B. knight. r.k. harb,
KNIOHT & HARK,
Attorneys at Law.
?af* Will praotlce in all the State and
Federal Courts, Striot attention to all
bmdnees intrusted to (hem.
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CHAPTER XVIII. I
TUE PLIGHT AT MID.MUIIT.
IORRY'S cell wns os comfortable
as a cell could be made through
,t the efforts of a kindly jailer
and a sympathetic chief of no
lice. It was not located In tlio dun
geon, hut high in the tower, a llltlo
rock hound room, with u single barred
window far above tlio lloor. Thero
was a bed of Iron, upon which had been
placed a clean mattress, and there was
u little chair. Tho next day after his
arrest a comfortable armchair replaced
the latter. A tnblc, a lamp, some
books, flowers, a bottle of wine und
some fruit found their way to his lone
ly apartment, whoever may have scut
them. Harry Anguish was admitted
to tho cell during the afternoon.
He reported that most of the Ax
phain contingent was still In towu. A
portion had hurried home, carrying tho
news to tho old prince, Instructed by
the nggrosslvo Mlzrox to fetch him
forthwith to Edelweiss, whero his au
gust presence was necessary before tho
20th. The princess, so Harry informed
the prisoner, sent sincere expressions
of sympathy and tho hope that all
would end well with him.
Lnto In the evening, as Lorry was
lying on his bed, staring at tho shud
owy celling and puzzling his brain with
most oppressive uncertainties, tho rat
tle of keys in the lock announced tho
approach of visitors. Tho door swung
open, and through tlio grate ho saw
Dnngloss and Quinnox. The latter
woro a long military rain coat and had
Just conic in from a drenching down
pour. Lorry's reverie had been so
deep that ho had not heard the thun
der nor the howling of tho winds.
Springing to his feet, he advanced
quickly to tho grated door.
"Captain Quinnox brings a private
message from the princess," said tho
chief, tlio words scarcely more than
whispered. It was plain that the mes
sage was important and of u secret na
ture. Quinnox looked up and down
tho corridor and stairway before
thrusting the tlliy noto through tho
bars. It was grasped eagerly, and
trembling fingers broke the seal. Bend
ing near the light, he read the lines, his
vision blurred, his heart throbbing so
fiercely that the blood seemed to bo
drowning out other sounds for all time
to come. In the dim corridor stood the
two men, watching him with bated
breath and guilty, quaking nerves.
"Oh!" gasped Lorry, kissing the mis
sive insanely as his greedy eyes careen
ed through the last line, There was no
signature, but in every word he saw
her face, felt the touch of her dear
hand, hoard her timid heart beating for
him?for him alone. Rapture thrilled
him from head to foot, the delirious
rapture of love. He could not speak,
so overpowering was the joy, the sur
prise, the awakening.
"Obey!" whispered Quinnox, his face
aglow with pleasure, his linger quiver
ing as he pointed commandingly to
ward the letter.
"Obey what!" asked Lorry dully.
"The last Hue I"
He hastily reread the last lino and
then deliberately hold the precious mis
sive ovor the lamp until it ignited. Ho
would have given all he possessed to
have preserved it. But the last line
commanded, "Burn this at once and in
the presence of tlio bearer."
"There!" ho said regretfully ns ho
crumpled tho charred remnants be
tween his lingers and turned to the si
"Her crime goes up in smoke," mut
tered Dnngloss sonlcntlously.
"The princess commits no crime," re
torted Quinnox angrily, "when she
trusts four honest men."
"Where Is she?" whispered the pris
oner, with thrumming ears.
"Where ?'1 good women should be nt
0 o'clock n bed," replied Dnngloss
shortly. ut will you obey her com
"So sho commands mo to escnpcl"
Bald Lorry, smiling. "I dare not dis
obey my sovereign, I suppose."
. "Wo obey her because we love her,"
said tho captain of the guard!
"And for that reason I also obey.
But can this thing be accomplished
without necessitating explanations and
posslblo complications? I will not obey
if it is likely to place her In an embar
"She understands perfectly what sho
Is doing, sir. In the first place, she has
had my advice," said Dnngloss, tho
good old betrayer of an ofllclnl trust.
"You advised her to command you
to allow me to escape?"
"She commanded first, and then I ad
vised her how to command you. Ax
pbaln may declare war a thousand
times over, but you will be safe. That's
all we?I mean, nil she wants."
"But I cannot desert my friend. How
Is ho to know where I've gone? Will
not vengeance fall on him instead?"
"Ho shall know everything when the
proper tlmo comes. And now will you
be ready at tho hour mentioned? You
have but to follow tho Instructions?I
should say, the commands?of tho writ
"And bo free! Tell her that I wor
ship bor for this. .Tell her that ovcry
drop of blood in my body belongs to
hor. Sho offers mo freedom, but makes
mo her slavo for life. Yes, I shall bo
ready. If I do not seo you again, good
friends, remember that I lovo you be
causo you love her and because sho
loves you enough to Intrust a most
dangerous secret to your keeping, tho
commission of an act that may mean
tho downfall of your 1 nation." Ho
ihook hands with them fervently.
"It cannot be that, sir. It may cost
tho lives of three of her subjects, but
no man save yourself can lffvolvo tho
princess or tho crown. They may kill
us, but they cannot force us to betray
her. I trust you will bo as loyal to
tho good girl who wears a crown not
upon her heart," said Dangloss ear
"I havo sttld my lifo Is hers, gentle
men," sold Lorry simply. "Oh, if I
could but throw myself at her fectl I
must sco her beforo I go. I will not go
without telling her what is in my
heart!" ho added passionately.
"You must oboy tho commands Im
plicitly on your word of honor or the
transaction ends now," said Quinnox
"This escape means, then, that I am
iiot to seo her again," he said, his voice
choking with emotion.
"Her Instructions are that you are to
go tonight, nt once," said Dangloss, and
the black eyed soldier nodded conftr
Tho prisoner paced tho floor of his
cell, his mind a jumble of conflicting
emotions. Ills clinched Imnds, twitch
lug lips and half closed eyes betrayed
tho battlo that was inflicting bin with
its carnage. Suddenly hedurted lo the
"Then I refuse to obey I Tell her that
if sho permits mo to leavo this hole I
shall be at her foot before another
night has passed. Say to lier that I re
fuse to go from Graustark until I havo
seen her and talked with her. You,
Quiunox, go to her now and tell her
this, and say to her also that there Is
something she must hear from my own
lips. Then I will leave Grnustnrk, and
not till thou, even though death be the
alternative." The two men stared at
him in amazement and consternation.
"You will not escapeV" gasped Quin
"I will not bo dragged away without
seeing her," he answered resolutely,
throwing himself on the bed.
"Confounded young ass!" growled
Dnngloss. The soldier's teeth grated. A
moment later the slab dooi closed soft
ly, u key rattled and his visitors were
gone?messengers bearing to him the
most positive proof of devotion that
man could exact.
lie looked nt his hands ami saw the
black stains from tho charred letter,
last evidence of tho crime against tho
state. A tender light came to his eyes,
n great lump struggled to his throat,
and he kissed tlio sooty spots, murmur
ing her name again and again. How
lonely he was! How cold and cheer
less his co go I For the first time ho
began to appreciate tho real serious
ness of his position. Up to this lime
ho bad regarded It optimistically, con
fident of vindication and acquittal.
Ho grew cold and shuddered instinc
tively as lie realized that his position
was so critical that the princess had
deemed it necessary to resort to strate
gic measures In order to save him from
impending doom. Starling to his feet,
ho paced the Moor, nervousness turning
to dread, dread to terror. He pounded
on the door and cried aloud. Oh, if he
could but bring buck those kindly mes
Exhausted, torn by conflicting emo
tions, he nt last dropped to tho bed
and buried his face In his arms, nearly
mad with tlio sudden solitude of de
spair. He recalled her dear tetter, tho
tender, helping hand that had been
stretched out to lift hhn from the
depths into which he was sinking. She
had written?he could seo the words
plainly?that his danger was great;
she could not endure lifo until sho
knew him to bo safely outside tho
bounds of Graustark. His lifo was
dear to her, and she would preserve it
by dishonoring her trust. Then sho
had unfolded her plan of escape, dls
jolntcdly, guiltily, hopelessly.
But sho was offering him freedom
only to send him away without grant
ing ono moment of joy in her presence.
After nil, with death staring hhn In
the face, the practically convicted mur
derer of a prince, he knew he could not
have gone without seeing her. lie had
been ungrateful perhaps, but the mes
sage ho bod sent to her was from his
heart, and something told hhn that it
would give her pleasure.
A key turned suddenly In tho lock
and his heart bounded with the hope
that It might bo some one with her sur
render In responso to his ultimatum.
He sat upright and rubbed his swollen
eyes. The door swung open, nnd a
tall prison guard peered In upon him,
a sharp eyed, low browed fellow In
raincoat and helmet His lantern's
slnglo unkind eye was turned menac
ingly toward tho bed.
"What do you want?'r demanded the
Instead of answering, the guard pro
ceeded to unlock tho second or grated
door, stepping lnsldo the cell a moment
later. Smothering an exclamation,
Lorry jerked out his watch and then
sprang to his feet, intensely oxclted.
It wns Just 12 o'clock, and he remem
bered now that she had said a guard
would como to him at that hour. Was
this tho man? Was the plau to bo car
The two men stood staring nt each
other for a moment or two, ono in tho
agony of doubt nnd suspense, tho other
quizzically. A smllo flitted over tho
face of tho guard. Ho calmly advanced
to tho tnble, putting down his lantern.
Then ho drew off his raincoat and hel
met and placed In tho other's hand n
gray envelope. Lorry reeled and would
have fallen but for tho wall ngnlnst
which ho staggered. A noto from hor
wns in his hand. Ho tore open the en
velope nnd drew forth tlio letter. As
ho rend ho grew strangely calm and
contented. A blissful reposo rushed in
to supplant tho racking unreal of a mo
ment before. Tho shadows fled nnd
life's light was burning brightly onco
more. Slie had written:
I entreat you to follow Instructions and
go tonight. You say you will not leave
Qraustark until you havo seen me. How
rash you aro to refuse liberty and Ufa for
such a trlflol But why, I ask, ain I of
fering you this chance to escape? Is It
becauso I do not hopo to see you agi
Is It not enough that 1 am begging, im
ploring you to go? I can say no more.
Ho folded tho brief note, written In
agitation, nnd, after kissing it, proceed
ed to place It in his pocket, determined
to keep it to tho last hour of his life.
Glancing up at a sound from the guard,
he found himself looking into the muz
zle of a rovolver. A deop scowl over
spread tho face of tho man as he point
ed to tho letter and then to the lamp.
There was no mistaking his meaning.
Lorry reluctantly held the note over
tlio flarao nnd saw It crumble away ns
had its predecessor. Thero was to be
no proof of her complicity left behind.
Ho knew it would bo folly to offer a
bribo to tho loyal guard.
After this very significant act tho
guard's face cleared, and he deposited
his big revolver on tho table. Stepping
to tho cell's entrance, he listened in
tently, then softly closed the heavy, iron
doors. Without a word he began to
strip off his uniform, Lorry watching
him as If fascinated. The fellow look
ed up impatiently and motioned for
him to bo quick, taking it for granted
that tho prisoner understood bis part of
tho transaction. Awakened by this
sharp reminder, Lorry nervously began
to remove his own clothes. In five min
utes his garments were scattered over
tho floor nnd he wns attired in tho uni
form of a guard. Not n word had been
spoken. Tho prisoner was the guard,
the guard a prisoner.
"Are you not afraid this will cost you
your Hie?" asked Lorry, first in Eng
lish, tnjfMiOTiimiiii mjmx&un*'
1/ shook his head, Indicating that he
could not understand.
HO quickly turned to tho bed, seined
a sheet nnd tore it into strips, Impa
tiently thrusting them into tho other's
hands. The Drat letter had foretold all
this, and the prisoner knew what we*
expected of him. He therefore secure
ly bound the guard's legs and arms.
With a grim smile the captive nodded
his head toward the revolver, the lan
tern and the keys. His obliging prison
er secured them, ns well as his own
personal effects, and was ready to de
part. According to instructions, he
wns to go forth, lucking the doors be
hind him, leaving the man to be dis
covered the next morning by surprised
keepers. It struck him that there was
something absurd in this part of the
plan. How was this guard to explain
his position with absolutely no sign of
a struggle to bear him out? It was
hardly plausible that a big, strong fel
low could be so easily overpowered
sluglc handed. There was something
wretchedly incongruous about the?but
there came a startling and effective
end to all criticism.
The guard, bound ns ho was, sudden
ly turned and lunged headforemost
ngulust the sharp bedpost. His head
struck with a thud, aud he rolled to the
floor as if dead. Uttering an exclama
tion of horror, Lorry ran to his side.
Blood was gushing from a long gash
across his head, nnd ho was already
unconscious. Hlckeued by the brave
sacrifice, ho picked the man up and
placed hhn on the bed. A hasty exam
ination proved that It was no more
than a scalp wound and that death was
too remote to bo feared. Tho guard
had done his pnrt nobly, and it was
now tho prisoner's turn to act as reso
lutely and ns unflinchingly. Sorry to
leave tho poor fellow 1l what seemed
an inhuman manner, he strode into the
corridor, closed nnd locked the doors
clumsily and began the descent of the
stairs. He had been instructed to act
unhesitatingly, ns the slightest show of
nervousness would result in discovery.
With the helmet well down over his
face and the cape well up he steadily,
even noisily, made his way to the next
floor below. There were prisoners on
this floor, while ho had been the only
occupant of tho floor above. Straight
ahead ho went, Hashing his lantern
here and there, passing down another
stairway nnd into the main corridor.
Hero ho met n guard who had just
come in from the outside. The men ad
dressed him lu the language of the
country, and his heart almost stopped
beating. How was ho to answer? Mum
bling something almost inaudible, he
hurried on to tho ground floor, trembling
with fear lest tho man should call to
him to halt. He was relieved to find,
in tho end, that his progress was not
to be Impeded. In another moment he
was boldly unlocking the door that led
to the visitors' hall. Then came the
door to the warden's office. Here he
found three sleepy guards, none of
whom paid any at ten Ion to him as he
passed through nnd entered Captain
Dangloss' private room. The gruff old
captain snt at a desk writing. The es
caping man half paused as if to apeak
to him. A sharp cough from the cap
tain and n slgnllicunt jerk of the head
told him that there must be no delay,
no words. Opening the door he stepped
out into n storm so tierce and wild that
he shuddered apprehensively.
"A Utting night!" he muttered as he
plunged into tho driving rain, forcing
his way across the courtyard toward
the main gate. The little light In the
gatekeeper's window wns his guide,
so, blinded by the torrents, blown by
the winds, ho soon found himself be
fore the final harrier. Peering through
the window, ho saw the keeper dozing
in his chair. By the light from within
ho selected from tho bunch of keys he
carried one that had a white string
knotted In its ring. This was the key
that was to open the big gate in case
no one challenged him. In any other
case ho was to glvo tho countersign,
"Dangloss," nnd trust fortune to pass
him through without question.
Luck was with him, nnd, finding the
great lock, ho softly inserted and turn
ed tho key. Tho wind blew the heavy
gate open violently, nnd it required all
of his strength to keep It from banging
against the wall beyond. The most dif
ficult task that ho had encountered
grew from his efforts to close tho gate
against tho blast. Ho was about to
give up lu despair when a band was
laid on his shoulder and some ono
hissed in his startled car:
"Shi Not a word!"
His legs almost went from under his
body, so great was the shock and the
fear. Two strong hnnds joined his
own in the effort to pull the door into
position, nnd he knew nt once that they
belonged to the man who wns to meet
him on the corner nt the right of the
prison wall. lie undoubtedly had tired
of the delay and, feeling secure in the
darkness of the storm, had come to
meet his charge, the escaping prisoner.
Their united efforts brought about the
desired result, and together they left
the prison behind, striking out against
the storm in all its fury.
"You are late," colled the stranger In
"Not too Inte, am I?" ho cried back,
clutching tlio other's arm.
"No, but we must linsten."
"Captain Quinnox, is It you?"
"Havo a care! The storm has ears
and can hear mimes," cautioned the
other. As rapidly ns possible they
made their way along the black street,
almost n river with its sheet of water.
Lorry had lost his bearings nnd knew
not whither ho went, trusting to the
guidance of his struggling companion.
There seemed to be uo end to their
Journey, nnd ho wns growing weak be
neath the exertion and tho excitement.
"How far do we go?" ho cried at last.
"But n few rods. The carriage is at
the next corner."
"Whcro Is the carriage to take me?"
"I am not at liberty to say."
"Am I to seo her beforo I go?"
"That is something I cannot answer,
sir. My instructions aro to place you
in tho car ringe and rldo beside the
driver until our destination is reached."
"Is it the castle?" cried the other
"It is not the castle," was the disap
At that moment they came upon a
great dark hulk and heard the stamp
ing of horses' hoofs close at hand. It
was so dark they could scarcely discern
tho shape of the carriage, although
they could touch its side with their
A soldier stood in the shelter of the
vohlclo and opened the door for the
"Hurry! Get in!" exclaimed Quin
"I wish to know If this la liable to
get her into trouble," demanded Lorry,
pausing with ono foot on the steps.
"Get in!" commanded the soldier who
was holding tho door, pushing him for
ward uneasily. He floundered into the
carriage, where all was dry and clean.
In his hand he still carried the keys
and the lantern,, the slide of which he
had closed before '?aving the prison
yard. He could not see, but he knew
that tho trappings of the vehicle were
superior. Outside he beard the soldier,
Kiftili?* . ^ '.. .-\
who was preparing to "enter, say:
"This carrlago travels on most ur
gent business for her royal highness,
captain. It is not to bo stopped."
A* moment later he was insldo and
the door slammed. The carrlago rock
ed as Quinnox swung up beBido tho
"You may as well bo comfortable,"
said Lorry's companion as ho sat rigid
and restless. "Wo have a long aud
rough ride before us."
(TO HP. CONTINUED )
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