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W. W. Halt.,
Entered at tbe pjstoffioe at Laurens,
S. C, as s -oond class mall matter.
LAU KENS, H. C, Oct. SO, l?04.
Lay up a Little.
This tbe year that many young farm
era v. ill save a litlle money and "get a
star'." The young farmer who saves
nothing this year will probably die;
poor though he live to be ninety. We
have four good strong banks In Lau
ren a. The your.g farmer who keeps a
deposit in one of them and pays for
next year's supplies as he needs tbeut
in cash Is fairly an I truly on the road
Has Done Uood Work.
The Laurens County Tonobera Asso
ciation has accomplished substantial
results in the last three or four yeara
and The Advertiser Is glad to ob?
servo th.tt It has been reorganized.
Tbe teachers of this county are pro
gressive and earnest men and women
and thoy are able to 1 own much from
each other. We hope that they will
give special attention in future to tbe
improvement of school premises. A
neatly painted school-bouse, tastefully
furnished with well kept grounds is of
great value to a community.
Leave tho Counties Alone.
We think the State Executive Com
mittee was wise in refusing to Interfere
in the Walker-Speeglo contest ii
Greenville county. It is best that th
counties be allowed to mansgu their
own alTairs. Once tbe habit of admitt
ing appea's to the State Committee
begin*, there will be no ond of compli
cations. When the time arrives that
the counties fail to properly conduot
county primaries, the days of prim
aries will be over.
There Is too much appeal auyhow.
Better Than Wo Deserve.
The Advertiber is fully satisfied
that in the matter of pardons Gov
ernor Heyward's intentions are in
varably worthy of all praise. In the
Hayes case Governor Heywaid com
mitted a sorrowful error of judgment
in going outside of the record for the
testimony of a new witness. The
method i.uisoed by the governor was
NevortLeles* we oi:ce aga:n repeat
w.th all the emphasis that we em
command that Duncan Clinch Hey
ward of the ricelands Is a hotter Gov
ernor than we deserve.
Kicked Out of Tho Army.
A tiDfjro soldier of the United - tatf s
Army married a white woman and on
tho recommendation of Brigadier Gen
eral Fred Grant, ton of the late Presi
dent Grant, he was discharged from
the army "for the good of tho set vice."
Southern people ncd not bo surprised
The Northern people aro as much op
posed to marriage betwroo the races
as we are. The pity Is that tfeeJUiftlhtO'
rccognjgg that 1 mwlriHg"with (o-peota
oie ne.'coop such as Booker Washing
ton implants in the negroes gruerally
the ambition for social equality ar.d
causes danger and trouble in the
South. It was tho failure to ser this
that male Roosevelt's invitation to
the negro nothing short of a crime
The Presi-'ent of the United Sta'es in
common decency should have for
borne to add to tbo serious.iess and
diOiouity of the Southern p.obi in
When an English baron dines Hooksr
Washington It does no harm to these
Southern States. When tbe Presi
dent dines blm it tends to set afoot
iho very devil.
Can Ono Man Lynch?
We do no not know that anv man in
Laurens defend* tho lynching of Mor
rison who brutally murdered young
Floyd. It was most infamous mur
der that Morrison did. In cold blood
he shot down in hi* tracks a line young
farmer boy who had given no offence.
Suppose you had seen Morrison mur
der poor Floyd. Would you have gone
with tho crowd and hclpod to hanf
this man wbo killed two men befoi
h j assassinated Floyd?
Suppose you alone had met Morrison
an hour after he butchered F'oyd.
Suppose you had been aimed with a
pitt>l and had "gotten the drop on
Believing that Morrison should b
lynebfd, would you alone have then
and there lynched him?shot him to
death with your pisto1?
If Dot, why not?
Suppose that you, with none other
present, only you and tho victim pres
ent, you having h>m in your power,
should lynch a man?how would you
feel about it ever afterwards?
Ycu are a rta*onablo man. Would
you bo any less guilty if you wore to he
one of a hundred in a lynching than if
you were tho whole lynching party?
the whole mob?
Judge Watts in his charge to the
L*nceater grand jury said that all the
lynchers of Morrison were "murder
If one man having Morrison in his
power hjd shot him down without giv
ing him a chance, you would have said
that Morrison was murdered ? not
If tho slayors of a u.an are a hundred
do they therefore cease to bo murder
ers? Was not Judge Watts a- curate in
his use of words?
A CONTINUAL STRAIN.
Many mon and women are cons'aotly
subjected to what they commonly term
"a continual attain" because of tome
financial or family trouble. It wears
and distresses them both montally and
pbyslcallv, effecting their nerve* bad
ly and bringing on liver and kidney
ailments, wi.b the attondant evils of
constipation, lo-s of appetite, sleepless
ness, low vit-tiitv and despondency
They o.mnot, as a rule, get rid of this
"continual strain," but they oan reme
dy its health destroying effects by tak
ing frequen* doses of Green's August
F.ower. It tones up the liver, stimu
lates tno kidneys, Insures heilthy bod
ily functions, gives vim and spirit to
one's whole being, and eventually dis
pels the physioal or mnntAl dUtres#
caused by that "oominual strain."
Trial bottle of August Flower, 26c; reg
ular size, 76c. At all druggists.
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CopyrlgM. 1902. by THE DO WEN-MERRILL COMPANY
Before who had recovered from her
astonishment he was bowing low.
"Mademoiselle," be said, "will pardon
the liberty I take In addressing her?"
She bowed cold!y, half startled.
"PatOi" ho went on, "has made me
tho owner of this servant, for whom,
bein;; no landholder, I have scant use.
She spenkB n strange (ongUO nnd is In
a strange land, and to five her without
bond time were small kindness. May
I bvg the favor, mademoiselle, that you
take her In your service, demanding
such labor na will requite her support?"
The Indignant color flooded Anne's
brow. "Sir." she said frigidly, drawing
herself up. "we have strange surprises
in Virginia, but surely the effrontery
cf our \'. 5itorr3 surpasses them all."
Armand looked clearly nt her out of
his dark eyes. "Mademoiselle will par
don." he answered, "the error of one
af these visitors, who. seeing her face,
tins overestimated her grnelousncss nnd
With this he bowed again till his hat
swept the ground, and, followed by the
bondwoman, walked down the wharf
town I'd the unlading vessel.
red in Anne's cheeks had grown
to firebrands and her anger lent sting
to t e half COUCoalcd smirks of those
M bo .stood nearest.
"Laud of mercy!" said Betsy, with
emphasis. "What Impudence!"
Soon the curious crowd was thin
ning. Betsy's search was ended, and
Anno, having left her seat In the conch,
watched at nearer view the disgorging
of the cargo.
Here Brooke came primed with a
new sensation. This now nothing less
than tho tale of a fight which had oc
curred during the voyage between the
mate of the vessel nnd a passenger.
Anne's eyes were very soft as he fin
"And wdio d'ye think," he ended,
"was this champion? Why, the young
Frenchman yonder that you crushed
so mercilessly. Mistress Ttllotson."
"And the redcmptloner woman?" ask
ed Anne, with something like dread.
" 'Twns the wench ho won from
"Oh!" The cadence was full of liquid
"Where nre you going?" Betsy nsked
as Anne rose. She did not answer, but
waHctU quickly across the wharf to the
Bpot where Armand stood. He made
no movement as she came.
"Monsieur"? She faltered and stop
Hia hat was In his baud instantly,
and be was gravely deferential.
"I -wish to take back," she went on,
"my words of awhile ago. I assure you
they were not rudely meant. I"?
He stayed her with a gesture. "What
am I that mademoiselle should speak
thus? I was brusque, unmannerly"?
"I forgot where I was?forgot.tbftt I
had not the ^oy-ef Jumytog her?forgot
"everything but wh?TT'saw in her face
as she sat In the chariot. For I am a
great magician, mademoiselle. 1 know
all who are lovely and gracious of
"I was wrong," sho said proudly.
"And for this I ask your pardon. May
?may I have the bond servant?"
He smiled gnyly now and bowed low
to her. "To be treated with such pleas
ant surgery all the world would be glad
of wounds," he cried. "You recom
pense me a thousand times!"
He signed to the serving woman who
sat stolidly upon a nearby chest nnd
pointed from himself to Anne. She
understood, nnd when Anno put her In
charge of John the Baptist to take on
ahead a-pillion ab? went without ques
Betsy watched this transaction open
"Did you ever!" she gasped. "I won
der what mother will say to that!"
Armand had stepped to position, hat
under arm, at the coach door. "Made
moiselle will permit me to assist her?"
he asked and gave her the tips of bis
fingers. His eyes were bright on her
On the step she stopped, half turned,
a delicate flnsh coming to her cheek?a
flush that deepened to damask nt his
look. She hesitated an Instant as If
about to speak, then suddenly entered,
sat down, gave the word to the driver
and was whirled away. The secretary
stood looking after the retreating char
"A splendid creature," purred Brooko,
nt his elbow, "albeit you found her win
"Wintry!" exclaimed tho young man,
"She who Is made only of summer, Its
Incense, Its colors, Its dreams! Yours
is an enchanted land, monsieur, and
she its goddess!"
"Kgad, I'll make n sonnet of that!"
exclaimed Brooke. "Sink me, but It's
coming backt" The latter remark was
applied to the chariot, which had turn
ed and was now approaching moro
slowly tho spot whore they stood.
As it drew op Anne leaned from the
Window. "Monsieur," she called, "I
had quite forgot to speak of the In
He drew it from his pocket and held
it out to her.
"Such have to be conveyed, I make
sure," she said, looking at it doubtful
ly. "Your delicacy, sir, forbade you
to set mo light. Wo shall have to
sign and witness a deed nnd what not,
"'Tis a plain Indenture," aald Brooke,
She drew It away sharply. "Alas,
we women know so little of business.
I bethink me my father will wish to re
ceipt to you for it."
"Aye, but he will. At any rate, you
would not be so ungnllant as to have
me blamed, sir? Will you not ride to
Gladden Hull with mo? 'Tis scarce a
half league away."
"Your father is in Wllllnmsburg, mis
tress," ventured the exquisite. "I
chanced to overhear him say this morn
log he would remain over at Colonel
Byrd's until tomorrow."
Anne frowned. "I fear you did not
hear aright, sir," she returned coldly.
Then, with an enchanting smile, site
opened the coach door and made room
for the secretary beside her. "I await
you, monsieur," sho said, her eyes like
fringed gentians. He bowed to her
with a new light on his face, entered
and closed the door.
"Home, Rashlelgb!" she cried to the
driver, nnd the heavy coach rolled
"\\ littry," paid the fop to hluiself,
With a chuckle. "Methluks report does
the lady wrong,"
Jarrat meanwhile bad been slttlug
In the skipper's dingy cabin, for Mus
ter Elves bad now transferred responsi
bility to the ship's agent, his face prop
erly smoothed to good fellowship ovor
n noggin of rum from the locker. He
had long ago cultivated a new nffublll
ty with the master of the Two Suiters.
Now ho had an errand, though he was
somewhat long in coming to the point.
"The Marquis do In Trouerle," ho
: n ill llnnlly and in a purely casual way
as he smacked his Hps. "It was nigh
two months since that he died, if I re
The mariner took down bis log from
the shelf and, turning it with a hairy
thumb, pushed It across tho board. The
other looked at It closely and laid tho
book open before him. Incidentally he
filled up the glasses. "Knew you aught
of his affairs in this colony?" he que
One might have noticed that tho eyes
opposite narrowed perceptibly.
"Not I," answered tho skipper. "I
hold to my own holm."
"A close tongue," vouchsafed Jarrat,
"makes a wldo purse."
The drift of this succinct remark was
not lost upon his companion, who dis
creetly kept his eyes upon his glass.
Tho speaker continued, dropping his
voice ond leaning on the table: "The
marquis and I had somewhat of busi
ness together, although we never met.
In fact, I made this voyage nt his own
request, Now, to be frank, the news of
his death will not aid a mutual ven
ture of ours here in Virginia, which,
for my part, has gone too far for back
ing. Zooks! A mortal pity to publish
There were interest and speculation In
the narrow eyes If nothing more. Some
thing jingled. It tuny havo been the
visitor's sword knot or a hand In n
pocket. Tho skipper was not deaf.
"Tho passengers?" he hazarded.
"They are off for the north today.
Iloston blab will not hurt me. 'Tis tho
gazettes here I care about. As for the
factors, they are bent on business. Our
young Virginia woolsack has gone to
Pennsylvania. I'll risk him."
"There's the marquis' secretary."
Jarrat snapped his fingers. "He'll be
cheap. I know the breed. A leaf lost
from a log is no great matter," he con
tinued slowly ns though to himself.
Again tho jingle. The skipper cleared
.Inrial's hand slowly, very slowly,
tore out the leaf, folded It and placed It
In his pockctbook. Yellow disks passed
across the table.
"I'll be keel hauled If I see your
game," said the skipper.
The other smiled. "I'll ho keel hauled
If I see why you should," sold he.
?** Wtt??!<e was SCjQJXk done twisting his
lovelock when Jarrat crossed the
wharf from the ship hot from his bar
gain with tho skipper. lie UUldc In
quiries concerning a young gentleman
dressed in gray and by good luck hit
upon nn apprentice lad who told him
"Mademoiselle will permit me to assist
he had carried the young gentleman's
chest to the Swan tavern, nt which he
had been directed to bespeak supper
EOR some llmo the two in tho
conch rode in alienee. The way,
when they had left the clus
tered shipping of the town be
hind them, wound along the reed rim
med bank of tho river where plethoric
crows cawed to their males. The after
noon had como with a vivid sky burn
ing to n char on tho horizon. Tho
young secretary gazed out of the open
I window, and through It the wind came,
' sweet with the cloan Smell oi dry grass.
I Anne stole a side glance from under
' drooping lids.
"You are deeply occupied, monsieur,"
She said at length, with a lurking
thread of sarcasm. "I should not mar
vel since nil Virginia lies just outside."
He threw her a smile that softened
his clean cut mouth and lightened his
eyes. "All Virginia Is not outside tho
window?for mo, mademoiselle."
With a woman It Is tho now sensa
tion which captivates, Mistress Tlllot
son had been used enough to pretty
speeches. The beans of half Virginia
had recited quatrains to her fan. Here
was an unaccustomed subtlety.
"Yet your eyes were there," she ro
Jolned. "Had your thought fled still
farther? Oversea, mayhap?"
lie mot her look full eyed. "Sholl I
tell you of what I was thinking? I
have seen ninny fair Indies in my own
land, gracious and kind belike, hut
few whoso chnrlty could reach to an
object so for beneath them as a bond
woman; fewer yet whoso graclousness
would lead them to sue for pardon
from a stranger?Uko me."
"I," she answered more lightly, "was
thinking of how tho frost has set tho
woods afire. Saw you ever such copper
reds and russet golds? And those
wedges of pink rock - they hove tho
look of raspberries crushed In curdled
milk. Ood Is spendthrift of his hues."
The country through which they
! was hung with tue marw us
olbra which n Vlrghilmi autumn luv
[altos so prodigally. There were the mn
roon of the wild rose stalk, the ripe
brown seams of butternut bark and the
Shifting lints the sun lends the frosted
alder, tue gray liehen and bronze llr
splotched with searlet creeper, and stip
pled mosses like saffron butterflies.
Here and there showed the splash of n
blueblrd'8 wing or the vermilion erest
of a kingfisher.
"It is very fair." he suld. "as It
Again a silence fell, while the road
swung across forest stretches, under
springing roofs through which the sky
cwnni In dazzles.
At last she spoke demurely:
"And of what else were you think
"I was thinking what you are most
like. Rome ladles are like snow moun
tains that stand very far o'f, white
and beautiful, but cold?bo cold you
cannot warm them, and so high. Some j
are like blossoms, sweet nnd perfumed, |
mad' for only a nosegay in tho even
ing. Wbeu the sun Is hot they wither.
Some are like a song that one hears
and thinks lovely-hums It nwhile and
"And which of these am I, sir?"
"Yon are like a sword?slim and shin
ing and straight and yet delicate. It
took centuries to make tho sword,
mademoiselle. It will bend, bend, but
not break. It Is sharp and cold to all
the world save one?the one who wears
it at his side. l:ut to his touch It bo
comes alivo to ward him harm, to
guard his lifo, to kcei his honor."
"An we were tr. , swords," she
Hashed, "we ladles oi Virginia, there
were less ot' bitterness In this fair
colony of ours."
"Po the ?vd has the temper!" ho
cried. Ida vj e n Hing. "It Is not for
ornament nlone! And these troubles
of the colonies?they strike so deeply
then? Do even the ladles of n land
such as this feel the sting?"
She gazed out toward the low knob
bed hills limned ngainst the deepening
sky, her elbow on the window sill, her
chin In her gloved hand, silent. Abovo
them in sun stained air shreds of torn
clouds folded away like dreams. From
near by came the startled llutter of
Held larks and the rustle of ripening
The road curved quickly and lurched
Into a pine forest, where the day Qlmcd
to twilight nnd the hoofs fell noiseless
ly Into a carpet of brown needles. It
was a pleasant way, full of mingled
odors, all s'.rnngely pure and agreeable,
where clamorous wood things piped to
a musical silence.
"'Tis not nil Virginia, after all, that
one sees here, monsieur." she said slow
ly after a time. "Far to the west of us
Is n vast region, raw, full veined nnd
of scattered tenants. There are great
mountain peaks and ravines, wastes
wailing seed nnd hoe, plateaus and
woodlands where the musket and the
ax are never silent. Deer run In the
brake. Wolves race along the ridges.
There strong men have lived and
toiled and fought back the savages
and cleared themselves homes. Their
children have grown up unyielding like
the granite In tho mountain's heart, un
trammelcd like its torrents. And this
life amid the silences has taught them
a Justice that may not be bought, a
strength that knows neither fear nor
favor. The region you s?:o here, mon
sieur, to this great weave I speak of is
but the raveled edge.
"Here broad rivers run brncklBh with
tidewater, and ships lie at the wharfs.
They bring to our manor houses all of
luxury und refinement which Virginia
tobacco can buy. And here tho planters
?for Virginia was first settled by gen
tlemen, monsieur ?choose to put on
courtllnoss and dress in gold lace and
make n bit of London for themselves
on the edge of tho wilderness.
"Just beyond those hills to the south
ward is WlUlomsburg, the capital they
have built. It has a college and n
court. Tlyro the cocks are over light
lug, the horses are ever running, the
fiddles are ever playing, nnd there in
his palace sits tho royal governor his
majesty Is pleased to put over his colo
nials, levying on their leaf and sneer
ing at their jpucksklns."
"The Barl ?f Dunmore?"
"Aye, my lord the earl, Think you he
knows one whit more of this Virginia
than does tho king, a thousand leagues
away? Ho drinks in his palace and
drives his whlto horses and budies his
burgesses, tho representatives whom
the people have elected. They must
pleasure him or he dissolves them. The
king has forgot that the Virginians aro
Englishmen aud that Englishmen love
"And Englishwomen, too," he snid.
"Wo can do little," she went on. "Wo
wear no swords. All wo can do Is to
hope nnd to wait."
"Littlel" There was a thrill In his
tone. "Little! You call such a hope,
such a feeling, small? You think it val
ueless or weak? Ah, mademoiselle,
know you what makes a lady adorablo
to a man's heurt, what makes him
worship her? It Is that she inspires
him; that is It?not to dress for her or
bow or sing her little songs, but to
toil, to struggle, to fight, to die mnybo
?something high like tho stars. Man
has n want for two things?n cause to
fight for first, nnd then?then a one, a
perfect one, a loved face, to wait and
smile on him when ho has won.
"With this a man could do miracles.
Ah, It could mako of a poor nobody a
king, an emperor! I, even I, mndemoi
solle, a stranger from another land?I
could fight so well for these great
things, for this Virginia of yours, if
Ho paused. There was a tenso mo
Then the air filled Itself with a long,
dull sigh, ond on Its train carao a sud
den snapping of dead boughs, nn un
Jolnted, cracking report, nnd both look
ed up startled.
A strange farawoy circumstance had
had part in this. Indians had not been
used to fell trees as did their whlto
conquerors. Instead they cut deep
rings Into the bark and let nature be
axinnn. These trunks fell when dry
'rot had done its work, sometimes In
storms, often when no wind stirred,
crashing in a forested silence. A quar
ter century before perhaps n Matta
pony brave had thus girdled a gnat
pine with his tomahawk, and it was
thin dead tree, its llmhh now white ns
bleached wolf bones, which was now.
after its time, leaning to Its fail from
A shriek burst from Anne's Hps ns
sho saw the toppling bulk through the
Window, and she started lo her feet.
Simultaneously came a bowl of terror
from Uashlelgh and n leaping Jerk
from the horses ns bo tried to lash
them to safety.
There was an instant when the hugo
bolo seemed to hang inot'onless In tho
ulr above them, an Instant In which
Anne frenzledly wrenchocl open the
door and made ns if to loa\p out. Tho
same instant Armand seimal her, drag
ged her back and threw himself and
her against tho rear wall 4f tho char
Sho struggled, but he foreAl her back
and held her as tho gronfUng mass
came (o earth with a crash lhaFrocked
Anne, conscious even in her ecstasy of
flight of it Bense of safety In his arms,
felt the body of the coach crush like an
I .-hell. She had hidden her face on
l.is breast and shut her eyes, waiting
the end. The whole world was a splin
ter or glaotf, a ripping of boarding, a
sickening jumble of thuds, through
which stabbed the agonized squeals of
Then there was stillness, broken by
Itashlelgh's sobbing scream:
"Do good T.uwd, Mis' Annel De good
Lnwd! la yo' dald?"
She opened her eyc3 and looked up.
Tho riven trunk lay right athwart the
He forced her back.
forward cushions, where It had crashed
its way through. A great, gnarled
limb, broken off, thrust Itself n yard
from her face, and through the jagged
edges of the top she saw the far foliage
swaying. Armnnd's face bent nbove
her. It was white and strained with
an anguish that was slipping away,
but It was calm.
Rashleigh's head appeared at the
wrecked window, his features blue
black with fear.
"Dress (lord!" ho stammered, his
grizzled forelock working. "Bress bis
name! So yo' a In' hurt, honey? Den I
gwlneter ketch de bosses 'fore dey
scare missus to def!"
The head withdrew, and Anne tried
to smile up nt Armand.
"We are safe," she sold, speaking
slowly, like a child. "I know. 'Twas?
bo sudden. Let me?wait a moment."
She closed her eyes again, nick and
faint In tho reaction.
He did not speak at once, but she felt
his arms, which were under and around
her, shake with a little tremor ami
draw her closer.
"Suppose," she breathed, her eyes
skill closed ? "suppose It had struck
"We should not have felt it a quick
death and merciful."
"They would have found us? so," he
said, with an uuderbrcath.
She lifted her head nt this and start
ed, the color coining back to her lips.
"Help nie out."
Stooping under the splintered door
frame, he assisted her to the ground.
It was a burly of broken broujrhes,
?Sprawling spokes, thrusting springs
and distorted fragments of wood. A
snapped limb n foot in thickness Iny
with Its end upon the bent and twisted
"Had I leaped It would have struck
"Yes," he answered.
"So swift and terrible!" she said, her
voice catching. "Like a bolt from a
cloud ? like tho Judgment. That mo
ment?I would not live It again for
lie spoke with a (lame in his cheeks.
"And I?I would I might! Ah, I would
ondure all agonies for that moment
again, that moment when"?
II? stopped at the indignation In her
"Let us go," she an Id. "Gladden Hall
is Just behind these pines."
"1 bog you"?
"Bethink, air," she added coldly,
"that so late as yesterday I had never
"So late ns yesterday!" bo cried, "To
measure all things by the hands of the
clock! What has time to do with the
feeling of the heart? Is death nil that
conies suddenly, unexpectedly? Are
there no sweeter things that come as
swiftly? Ah, a man can live a year in
an hour, mademoiselle?a lifetime with
in one little day. Yesterday, you say?
Mademoiselle, yesterday for me were
only dim waters and gray sky; now
there are flowers and bird .4 and laugh
ter and all glad things. Shall I tell you
what has changed it all? The moment
you spoke to me on the wharf, the hour
we have ridden Bide by side along the
field, most of all, mademoiselle, the
moment you will not have mo tell you
of, that one moment I lived when death
came falling out of the sky upon us,
when you cried out when"?
"Stop!" she protested, her hands to
her red cheeks.
"When your face was on my shoul
der?I felt your breath! You clung to
me?to me?you, the fairest lady God
has made! My arms were around you."
"Oh!" she gasped. "No more! You
hove no right" -
"No!" she cried slormlly, her breast
rising and falling. "Not You presume
upon n danger Into which fate thrust
me without my wish. Wrhy, we hove
but ridden n half league. I know not
even your nnme! Who are you to apeak
thus to me?"
"Who am I?" repeoted the young man
slowly, the rich color dyeing his face.
"I am-only a Frenchman, mademoi
selle, only a man who gazed upon your
face In n crowd and whom?whom you
naked to ride beside you In the coach."
Ills tone had fallen. "Is It his fault,
mademoiselle, if his custom is not the
custom of your laud, if he knows not
to repress, if lie must sny what ho
feels?" He finished very low. "Is it
ids fault that he cannot forget that
your face hid llsclf upon bin breast for
one little moment here In the forest?"
She was alternately flushing and pal
ing, and her eyes were alibiing. "You
must not! You must not!" she cried
out With softer voice.
With I ho won!,: she started walking
rapidly, hastening without glancing at
him. The dimness of the interlaced
branches overhead parted; tho trees
Stood sparser, .lust ahead a leafy arch
lei in the fading BUIlllght and a view
Of yellow stubble, and beyond this
showed a broad gateway twin brick
pillars crested with martlets-opening
on ii winding road ton great house that
looked a many w indowed welcome.
It sat snuggled in elms on a hill from
whose erost n terraced lawn fell softly
into the arms of the shining, twisted
river a Ronthorn home In its high days,
Iis dairy, meat bouse, lee house and
granaries all dazzling white against
the blue and olive of sky and wood.
Spacious olllcea stood to the. left, nn4
wide negro qHaltorl squatted at some
distance behind It. Near l?v n Huy i I
sparkled down to wash a tungh of i-t
lands. From adjacent Held? cut y i'e
piping whistle of partridges lu r -
Just before the gateway tin yo\ >,?,'
man's voice caught her. "i'oi'
of that one moment, madi>jn>Vel h
She paused, looked buck and lu?!d out
her hnnd. lie dropped .r rrw Uli e
nnd touched his lips to her Unborn
"i am glad i owe lliy life to you." she
Gazing nt him uncertainly an in 1
she hcsltuted. then Iura <l find ran rab
idly np tho Winding dfj\*e Her Ii ?und
lifted bis shag head from the eo tit fn tied
porch and came leaping down to incel
her, while his whine drew Mnmmy Kv>
nllne peering from the kitchen door,
her weather beaten face, dilating Into a
"I.awd, dar come mammy's honey
chile snfe nil' soun'!" she crjed < ? Mrs.
Tlllotson. who came hnstlly. to the
steps and waved her hand at t!." girl's
"Down. Swentlips! Down'." cried
Anne ns the hound leaped against '. er.
She stopped, bethinking herself or ihe
She ran hack to the gateway, but the
young Frenchman wasj not to he seen.
As she stood peering into tho pin.1 tl ?
breeze went playing with some lorn
bits of paper scattered In the ruts. She
picked up several fragments and strove
to decipher them. "Wh'ch term the nald
bond sdrvdut falCifa'V shall si ya
* * * does covenant with the said l.ouki
Armand, holder," she read.
Then she caught her breath and, for
bearing to glance i:; the direction of the
forest road, walked toward the anxious
figure on the porch of the grout house.
To be continued.
Wo guarantee a lit or money
PALMETTO DRUG CO.,
Laureus, S. C.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Life Insurance Co. j^e
New York 2?
Richard A. AlcCurdy, Fres. ?
Oldest in America
Largest in the world ^
W. W. DODSON,
Agent for Lnurcns Count)
Lnurcns, S. C. fp
NEW MEAT MARKET
I have opened up a
first-class meat and
produce market at
the City M a r k e t
stand, northeast cor
ner public square. In
addition to a supply
of fresh meats I
will handle all kinds
of produce ? chick
ens, butter, eggs,
etc. Parties desir
ing to buy or sell
milk cows will do
well to see me. . . .
), Wade Anderson
Special Notick?i have j st. r oo'ved
a fine line of fell snd winter s unplos t
all tho latest styles. I'ricei t. > ? mt the
times. Fan's made to order from &4.00
up, Suits ur.nlo to order from $i2 00
up. a lit is always gnaranti od i ttl n
invite you to jo*n my pressing Club,
only $1 oo per month. Phone l8o, M
K. .1. DAXCY, Tall,or,
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law,
LAURENS, 8. C.
y m/ k?s v? / \m> v vm^ m/m/ va^ \?y v/ say \?/ S?/ N*/ sa^
QUALITY AND PRICE
There are two points always taken into consider
ation by the expert buyer. Here are a few items
of the many articles w5 offer as special value.
Union Broad cloths hi black at 65c and 75c the yd.
All wool colored Broadcloths, the $1.00 quality,
A full line of shadea in all wool 52 inch Flannels
Shrunk Chevoits and Granite Cloths, 5oc the yd.
All wool Tricot Flannel ?, 25c a yard.
Yard wide black Taffetas at l.oo, 1.25 and 1.5o
the yard. On the selvege every yard bears the
stamped guarantee of the maker.
New Fancy Silks for Waisting,
Hosiery and Underwear.
These are two departments much inspected at
the present season. You will find the goods and
prices here to correspond with your own ideas.
Scarlet and white wool Flannels. Cotton Flan
nels as low in price as can be purchased anywhere.
Blankets and counterpanes and all articles neces
sary tor winter wear at lowest market value at
| W, G. WILSON ?S CO.
R. P. MILAfl & COiMPANY
Moved to W. L. Gray's old stand.
We have the choicest line of
Staple and Fancy
Harness, Guano, Etc.
These goods will he sold on a
Low Price Pull Weight Guaran
tee, and, the quality is the hest
that can be found on the market.
Adolphus M. Owings, Alec N
with us and will be pleased to sec
Our equipment in the Under
taker's line is better than ever
before. On Sundays or at night
parties desiring anything in this
line will 'phone R. P. Milam at
his residence or call on Alec. N.
Bramlett at his home.
. Bramlett ond Martin Poolc are
R. P. MILAM & CO.,
LAURKNS, S. C.
Shingles at a Bargain
We have just received three car loads of
Shingles and offer them, while they last,
at the following low prices. ggg ^ ^
$2.00 grade at
2. 50 grade at
?"2TV5 grade at
3.00 grade at
No. 1 Cyprus
at 3.25 per
$1.50 per 1000
2.00 per 1000
2.25 per 1000
2.50 per 1000
THESE \H FJ* CVSM
Laurens - - South Carolin,
The selection of good seed is very importont. We gH
special attention to this as well as to other departments of
our business. We can fill your orders i'or Sai Wheat
Oats, Barley, Rye, Vetch, Clover, Lucerne, Rape, Tur
nip and all kinds of good Garden Seeds.
WE ARE ANXIOUS TO SELL YOU.
^ T. C. LUCAS, Manager.^
You will always
find this store
the best grades of
I Shoes for yourself
See our new
Irving Drew Co, Line
All the latest shapes and styles made from
the finest leathers are ready for your selec
tion. See them.
)(Laurens Cotton Mills Store