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Entered at the postoffloe at Laurens,
S. 0, as second olass mall matter.
I.AUKENS, S. C, Nov. 510, 1901.
The highest moral duties devolve
upon the jury commissioners. It 1? for
them to make up the jury box with
names of honorable men who are not
afraid to ?nd verdict) according to the
law and the evidence.
Whi!o en-route to the St. Louis Fair
en last Friday an enthusiastic admirer
of Mr. Roosevelt, at Den Icon, Ohio,
threw a live coon a:tachod to a chain
ovor the railing of the President's
coach with too Injunction to "keep him
lie will bring you gcod luck," Appro
Wo hope tha*. the gont'emen who
havo been elected to th* general as
sembly from Laurens will do their
level bo*t for the repeal of the lien
law. The farmers In Laurens are en
joying prosperity now ami there will
never come a more favorable time for
emancipation from the financial slav
ery which tho lien law imposes on a
large number of good men.
Many newspapers and all statesmen
have endeavored to explain why Parker
was so bid/y beaten but we believe
that the oue mm who knows Is our
friend "Brother Bob" who Is neither a
newspaper man nor a statesman be
cause ho Is a philosopher. Judge
Parker has on bis nno farm at Esopus
line red poll cattle and so baa Brother
Bob on his line farm near Fount-tin
Inn. We do not know that Brother
Bob is a bettor politician than Judgo
Parkor but we have not the slightest
doubt that ho is a far bettor farmer.
Tue ADVBRTISBR would be delighted
to hear from Brother Bob both as to
Judge Parker's defeat and red poll
An Edgefleld letter In The News and
Courier states that Mr. John Strother
of that county is making nonoy out of
sheep-raising. Mr. Strother expects
to havo fifty or sixty lambs in tho
spring which will se'l for live or six
dollars each. Mr. Strother, it is stated,
gives to his lio :k tho closest attention
and declares that sheep farming can
not be made profitable otherwise. This,
however, is true of any and all kinds of
The Advertiser has always be
lieved that sheep raising should be a
prominent industry in South Caroline.
A letter to The Advkktiseu on this
subject from Hon. A. J. Smith of Lis
bon wou'd be of great interest and
value to the progressive farmers of
The compositions of negroes afford a
curious subject for students of lan
uago. Most negro writer*, as well i?s
speakers, are wonderfully prolific in
words. Reading the average negro
newspaper oue invariably finds curious
and marvellously constructed sen
tences. They frequently contain an
endless and promiscuous assortment of
half-hatched ido is and tho manner of
stringing thorn together passeth all un
For those who have time and inclina
tion to investigate tho freakish contor
tions and meanderings which words
may bo compelled to perform they
present unfailing eources of entertain
ment. For example, note the follow
ing queer linguistic contrivance:
"In doping itself with the delusion
that too Southerner must regard as of
groator importance than any national
or international question the purely
domes'.ic one of whether a white man
ought to rido in a street car with a
black man the South has placed itself
in a position where it must always
seem to vote against the very highest
interest of this country and against tho
choicest blessings of its people m.-re'y
that It may continually go on record as
hating the party which nelieves, all fo
c'al questions aside, that tha black
m<?n has as much right !o vo'e ns tho
whitoman, and that, having the right,
no citizen of this country who respects
Its institutions, is jealous of i?s reputa
tion before tho world and careful of its
future should deny him that riuht."
In justice however, to the colored
race, it is to be explained that this
speclmon of convoluted English is not
from a negro newspaper. It is from
the Now York Press.
HERB W. EDWARDS INJURED.
Herb W. Fdwards of Des Monies,
Iowa, got a fall on an icy walk last
winter, spraining his wrist and bruis
ing his knees ''The next day," he
says, "they wore so sore and stiff I was
afraid I would have to stay in bod,
but I rubbed them well with Cham
berlain's Pain Balm and after a few
applications all soreness had disap
peared." For sal'i by Laurens Drug
Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Mr. Lanford'rt Misfortuno.
Tho many friends of Oscar L. Lan
ford will regret to hoar that be had
the mie-fortuno last Wednetday to lose
his left hand while working at one of
the machlnos In tho Farmers' Oil Mill.
Hlshauil and wrist were terribly crush
ed and his arm had to he amputated
just above tho wrist. Ho is roportod
as doing well.
Mothers should always keep in gi od
bodily Ihm.iii. They owe it to their
children. Yet It is no unusual sight to
see n mother, with babe in arms,
coughing violently ?nd exhibiting all
the symptoms of a consumptive ten
dency. And why Bhomd this dangor
ous condition exist, dangerous aliko to
mother und child, whon Dr. Boscheo's
German S-'rup would put a stop to It
at once? No mother should be without
this old and tried remedy in tho house
?for its timely ose will promptly cure
any lung, throat or bronchial trouble
in herself or her children. Tbo worst
cough or cold can bo speedily cured bv
German Hyrnp- so can hoarseness and
congestion of tho bronchial tubes. It
makes expectoration easy, and gives
instant rellof und refreshing rest to
the co'igh-rakod consumptive. New
trial bottled, 25c; large size, 75o, At
John Balentlne had one of his hands
painfully cut and bruised in the ma
chinery at tho Furniture Factory lust
Wednesday, It ws necessary to am
putate a iiuger and sew up several ugly
Money to Loan
On Improved farms, In sunn of $300.00
and upward, at 7 per cent, and 8 per
cent, filterest, repayable lu easy annual
installments. No commission. The
borrower simply pays a reasonable ex
pense of negotiating the loan.
C D. Bahksdalk,
W. Y. Boyd,
Attorneys, Laurens, S. C.
Call on W. Y. Boyd. 10-13t
Hon. Joshua W. Ashley, representa
tive to tho Legislature fiom Anderson
county was corvleted and lined $10.00
In the Mayor's Court at Honoa Path
ono day lust week for disorderly con
duo*, swoaring. o'e. Ashley's luwyors
i ok an appoal and the case wIM b<*
heard In tho Circu't Court at Ander
son. Josh save ho wHI llghl tin case
to the bitter end before bo^vill pay the
Your Friends and Neigh
bors in Laurons Will
Show You How.
Huhblug tho back won't cure buck
A linimeut may relievo, but can't
Backache comes from tho inside?from
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I'hey euro sick kidneys
Here is Laurena proof that this is eo
Charles Lake, mill haud <if Factory
Hill, says: "Doan's Kidney Pills In rey
opinion uro the best backache euro in
this world' Tbey cured me and 1 have
had backache for at least two year-,
aud have been so b'.d at times 1 could
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wo k. I have hxd my w?fo rob !? with
liniment until it was all a blister 1
trltd numerous remedies but without
them doing me one bit of good. The se
orettons from the kidneys were as red
a< b'ood, fu 1 of sediment and i could
not hold them, especially at nig) twlu n
my rest was broken, on account of my
having to get up a number of timos. I
learned of Doan's Kindty Pil s and
sent to tho Palmetto Drug Co. for u
box. 1 did not believe they would do
me any more good than tho other reme
dies 1 had tried, but I was mistaken. I
felt ne'ter the very next day, and my
back gradually booame strong and the
aching disappeared. I do not have to
get up nt nights now at all and the
kidneys have become regular and nat
ura! in action "
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Nervous and Could Not Sleep.
Columbia, S. C, April 13, 1004.
Dear Sirs: Aftor a severe attack of
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appetite and was exceedingly weak,
and could not sleep. I sought relief in
Dr. James' Iron Blood and Liver Tonic,
unl the money was well Invested?
never got such good returns for money
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This testimonial Is unsolicited.
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228 Marlon St.
Ti e County Treasurer's Books will
be open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Uoad Taxes io<" fis
cal yea** 1903 at tho Trea'urer'8 Ofllco,
from October 15th to Decembir 31,
1904' Those who prefer to do so e in
pay in Jun.uiry, 19i 5, with ono per cent,
additional; '.ho^e who prefer paying in
February, 1005, can do so with 2 per
cent, additional; those who prefer to
p.iy in March, 1005, to I ho 15th of said
month, can do so by paying an addi
tional 7 percent. After said date tho
books will close.
All persons owning properly or pay
ing 'axos for others In more than ono
Township are reqtu sted to c?U for re
ceipts in each township in which they
live. This is important, as additional
cost and penalty may not bo attached.
Prompt attention will ba given those
who wish to pay their taxos through
tho mall by checks, monoy orders, etc.
Persons a -nding in lists of names to be
taken oil', are urged to send in early as
the Treasurer is very busy during tho
mon'h of December.
The Tax Levy is as follows:
State Tax, 5 mills
County Ordinary, 2% nvlls
Special County, 21 mills
Public Road. 1} mills
Schoo', 3 mil s
Total 15 milb
Special School, Liuron?, 3} mills
Spoe'.al School, Waterloo, 2 mills
Hp cial School, Cray Court, 2 mills
Sprcial School, Cross Hill, 3 mills
Special School, Mountvllle, 2J mills
Special Schoo', Fountain Inn, 4 mil's
Special School, Hunter, 3 mills
All abb -bodied malo citizens botween
the ages of 21 and 00 years are liable
0 pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old
soldiers, who aro oxempt nt 50 yeare.
Commutation Uoad Tax $1 00, In leu
of working the public roads, to bo paid
at the time us statod ab tvo.
Come early and avo d tho rush
J. H. COPKLAND,
f.nurens. S. O., Sept. 2(1, 1004?!d.
SPECIAL Norton? 1 have just received
a line, line of fall and winter samples of
all tho latest styles. Price* to suit the
timos. Pants made to order from $4.00
up. Subs made to order from $12 00
up A fit is always guaranteed I abo
invite you to join my pressing club,
only 41 on per month. Phone l8o, MIn
K. J. DANCY, Tailor.
mllE spot selected for the meeting
was not near by, since Virgin
la's earl governor had forbid
den encounters within a ten
mile of a military camp. Poy rode thith
er with his seconds, Rolph and a lieu
tenant In tho royal forces.
"I like not these night nffulrs," spoke
the lieutenant "Dow is slippery, and
the light deceives. I have known of
Foy cut in with a luugh of contempt
M Twill bo an accident 1' fulth," ho
aatd, "if I send not his soul n-scurry to
holl for that glass!"
-I mind mo that fight at Minden,"
said tho lieutenant musingly. " "f was
no white night such as this, but black
as the Earl of Hell's riding boots.
Roots and slimy gruss and"?
Foy cursed him, with his baud shak
ing on his rein. "Let that alone for
now!" he snarled. "They lied on they
said he slipped. They lied! 'Twas fair,
I tell you I"
"Aye," said tho other, surprised.
M Twas a fair thrust None doubt
"Where nre your wits?" said Rolph,
reining close. "Know you no bettor
topic? When you have triced tho young
upstart, Foy, we sluill have a toddy to
night This nir has an ague."
A lantern had been set at the byroad,
nnd at tills Henry and Armand turned
Into the open space. The curving road
on the higher Blue Ridge slope had been
delicately grayed with a gossamer mist
creeping up from the Into downs. Here
It had risen thicker, curdling more
deeply aguinst tho ground nnd sopping
the air with the smoll of wet beech
bark. With tho sailing moon above, It
was like going In some murky, dull
toned world where near things wero
shadowy nnd far vanished Into opaque
The other party was In waiting, the
horses, in charge of a groom, tethered
near by under clusters of black scarred,
white stemmed birches, which stirred
dimly as if afraid. Through their
moving branches fitful dashes of fog
mixed moonlight filtered whltcly on
Foy, striding up nnd down, slashing off
goldenrod heads with his sword nnd
listening to the rustle of late rabbits,
"Gentlemen," said Henry gravely,
"know you no means by which this
meeting may be avoided?"
"The young cock's crowing less loud
ly, oil?" Foy turned to Ills seconds
with a roiling laugh.
A quick word of anger was on Ar
mnnd'fl lips as ho faced Henry, which
died ns Burnnby spoke:
"Lot him to his knees and ask Cap
tain Foy to use his riding whip instead
of his sword."
The Frenchman's luugh rang out
clenrly and loud. "I have seen M. le
Cnpltatuo ride. If he uses his sword
ns poorly as his whip"?
"Damnation!" said Foy. "Measure
thoso swords, Rolph, and be quick
Henry held Armand's coat and waist
coat after he had stripped them off and
stood, slight and young, In his shirt.
Ho looked at him with rising pity. All
Virginia knew of Foy's sword skill.
He had a black record in the army of
Duke Fcrdinnnd of Brunswick, nnd
these tales had been whispered wide
In Willlnmsburg. There he had come
to no open quarrel as yet and was
made n boon companion by such pot
tipsters as Burnaby Uolph and lessor
toad eaters like young Brooke. But tho
better class gave him a cold shoulder
as unworthy to mix with gentlemen of
character and would hove needed little
to have named him to Iiis face for a
sneaking whelp that Bmclled strong of
Tho young Frenchman took Henry's
luuid between both his own. "I have
born so occupied these last throe
hours,' he protested contritely. "Have
I Bald to you that you are generous and
kind to assist thus in tho affair of a
stranger? Iiiivo I said that I was
"Colonel Washington," said Henry,
"is my best friend. An I bad been In
tho inn pnrlor, sir, 1 had drunk that
toast with you."
The night was very Still. Scarce a
leaf stirred In the vagrant broo/.O or
shivered In the hnze. Only a dull hum
ming chirr of night Insects from tho
thicket and drifting across this a gold
sniiko on n snd carpet- the rieh, plain
tive bubble of it whlppoorwlll,
"Gontlomon," cried Rolph, "la all
"Have you no command, monsieur?"
The young man's eyes were soft as
he shook Iiis head. "How sweet It
sing:-::" he Said. "Listen!"
it died, and the tapping of a beli,
vory faint nnd far and tenuous, came
over tho still valley. Henry knew the
sound. Away to the eastward on a
high knoll, stood a long, low structure
of limestone, with a wide veranda.
Perched upon Its roof wore two wooden
belfries with alarm bells, which had
boon hung twenty years before, after
Braddoek's defeat, when the Indians
turned tholr tomahawks against the
white chief that dwelt there. The In
dians had been driven westward long
ngo, but the bells still rang whenever
the master, with yelping hounds or by
flaring torches, camo back to his lodge.
At this moment, while Armand stood
in tho moonlight with a nuked sword
In his hand, my Lord Fairfax, for
whoso affront ho stood, wns come again
saddened to Oreonwn (' .irt
Foy's voice bro' 'a, snoeringly
wrathful. "Aro we come to string
"En garde!" cried Armand, turning
sharply, nnd the two blades rang to
gether with n dash.
Foy's attack was wonderfully strong.
He had tho trick of carrying tho head
well back nnd resting tho wholo weight
of ills body upon tiie left leg, n sign of
one whoso learning bad been without
masks. Tho other's method wos as
different from that of his antagonist
as night from day. Ho fought far for
ward, engaging much with the point.
A malt re d'escrlmo might have seen
in his notion somo of tho freedom and
directness which Inter gave Bertrand,
the greatest fencing master of Europe,
the surname of tin? "Terrible." But to
the watchers It seemed to be utterly
without method?-bnrron of rule- to in
loose, tincontnincd. Ho possessed the
npponranco of u child at careless plnj
with a serpent, not conscious of lfci
sinister Intention. jr
A pain came into Henry's dark eyes'
nnd a paler tinge to Ills checks. He
groaned Inwardly as Foy suddenly
enmc nt Armand, pressing him hack
In n furious olmsso-erolsso, first the
right foot forward, then the k'ft.
The llcutonnnl stood closo to Hcurj',
his Hps parted, watching. "They Boy
Foy was taught of Angelo." he whis
pered, "and thuL the pupil Could UCSl
his muster. Your friend Is i:i evil
So indeed it seemed. Foy was tt
brute, anil he fought like one, with face
distorted und breath rattling with rage.
He came on with the lunge of n hunt
er nt a boar, his blade bate heavy, and
the very fury of bis rush sent the young
Frenchman back to the verge of the
Armand returned with 0 Btop thrust,
parried n lunge and answered by a
riposte. Thou for a moment there was
nothing but tho du-tac-nu-tnc of slim
steel, cutting wayward blue white
dashes where the milky light caught
"End the cub. Fey," cried Rolph with
an oiith, "an.I lol us to town! You
could have Bpilled him forty times!"
"By heaven!" suddenly burst out
The Frenchman's blade, beating up a
flanconnado, had nicked a crimson
gnsh on Foy'e shoulder.
The latter, smarting from tho prick
and enraged beyond measure, came on
again cursing, his chin set forward
from his neck and a fleck of foam on
Armand had changed his tactics, no
still had the npponrnnco of looseness
und lack of close defense; but, strange
ly enough, Foy'a point, though wielded
by the redoubtable swordsman that he
was. had not so much us slit a rutllo of
bis shirt. He was untouched, Immacu
late, careless and debonair.
Now bo became of a sudden winged.
He turned, circled, was hero and there
with the rapidity of an Insect. The
fight turned this way and that, crushed
the bushes, was all over the ground.
There was a maze of pricking, whirl
ing arrows of sulphur colored tlame In
Use moonlight. Foy's breath was com
ing hoarsely In bis throat like that of a
strangled dog. Armand begun to laugh
outright as be thrust and parried.
The lieutenant wedged an exclama
tion amid the flick and scrape of steel.
Foy's face was become a welter of
sweat and rage. This was a sort of
fighting new to htm. lie tried every
attack, every feint, double engage,
coupe -each Ineffectual. Armand, nim
ble, laughing, began to bum n tune as
Nothing coidd have been better cal
culated to goad his adversary to point
of impotency. Already Foy bad be
gun to cut and lunge In utter, whirling
madness. Rolph no longer called to
him to end the matter. All alike saw
that such ending was fust coming Into
Am land's power alone.
Again and again Foy laid his guard
open to Armand's thrust, taking no
thought, but stiii the Frenchman with
held It. Instead his leaping point slash
ed the other's coat to Happing ribbons,
pricked him on the thigh, in the arm
pit, In the hand wasp stings that drew
blood ami rage, but harmed not.
At the first spurt of crimson Rolph
leaped forward, crying that It was
enough, at which Armand politely low
ered his blade, but Foy reviled Iiis sec
ond with such curses that be went back
to his station grilling his tooth.
The lieutenunt raised his hand, with
drawing his eyes an Instant from the
combatants. Henry listened, and his
ear on ugh I (hetatlooof hoof beats Hing
lug over the road, mixed with the tall
lug of a lash upon horse's Hanks a
frenzy of impatience in tho sound, As
it conic nearer Itolph turned his bead
with a quick gleam of relief.
At the same Instant Armand, swerv
ing far forward, wounded his antagonist
in the right wrist, and, Foy's lingers
relaxing on (he hilt, with a sweeping
twist sent his sword rattling a good
ten fool away.
Foy was after it to snatch it up, with
a snarl more like a wild beast than a
man. when an officer, at a gallo]?, lead
ing three soldiers, broke into the clear
ing ami spurred fairly between.
"Stop!" he shouted, out of breath.
"Slop: in tho governor's iiann ! '
Arinnnd tossed his sword to the
"Holl and fury!" foamed Foy as he
sprang back, slashing at tho horse's
.Stop/ In the yuvcnwr'ti name I"
logs. "Out of the way, enrso you!"
The animal plunged aside, and Foy
came nt Arinnnd liko the madman he
Tho officer threw himself off the
horso too late, as Henry rushed for
ward. Armand stood perfectly still,
his bond pressed lo bis side, wboro a
?tain was spreading erlmsonly nmong
the white rullles.
"Bear witness," Rolph said with cool
ness, turning to tin* soldiers, "that Cap
tain Foy is not himself for liquor."
f ''There bos been no liquor drunk late
ly. You meant murder!" Henry turn
ed fiercely upon Foy, who, his rage sul
lenfy BobereaT BRxxTblGbg his nans."
"Enough, gentlemen," Interrupted the |
officer. '?There will be thuo for that
I have his excellency's orders to bring
all here In his command to the fort.
Captain Foy, Mr. Itolpb, lieutenant. I
coll on you to accompany me without
delny to town!"
"You are hurt, monsieur," cried Hen
ry, throwing mi urm about the young
Frenchman, who staggered slightly,
"blr, you will not leavo him so, bleed
ing, here by tho roadside? Qreenway
Court Is not far distant In tho name
of Immunity I ask you to assist me to
tnko him where he can have proper
attention for his wound."
"I have imperative orders, sir. Mount,
"Well to leave him to the dogst"
burst forth Foy In a sudden simmer of
whlto fury as he turned lu hie saddle.
"And you, you upsturt rebel, Virginia
would long havo been tho easier for
Their hoof beats grow fulnter, then
were gone In bhmkncs3 and echo, and
Henry, feeling tho youug man's form
grow suddenly limp, laid him gently
down upon tho turf.
Tho baron had driven from Winches
ter that night with a hurt In his gal
lant old breast. When ho settled back
In his scut his hands trembled greatly,
clasped utop his sword. The hugo
churiot, drawn by four wild ponies
thut would go at any gait except trot
together, swung swuying from Its
leathern springs, and the road seemed
"Arc wo almost there, Joe?" ho ask
ed more than once.
And tho old negro tiding behind him
would reply stoutly, "Alinos' dar, Mars*
Torrn ; abn<is' dar."
The fog, fold on fold, shut out the
beauty of tho way. Lower in the
wooded valley tho shadows lay very
thick, ilk" dead men strewn on a battlo
fiold. Hiding, he heard tho leaves fall,
like tho Illusions of youth, liko hap
piness, like glory, like power.
"Almost thero, Joe?"
"Alums' dar, Mars* Tonnt almos*
Hp t he craggy way a flicker of light
stabbed down through tho drab-lace
tree traceries, and tho chariot, turning
in to tho clearing nmid'clamorous dogs,
woke the cloistral sllenco of Qreenway
Court. A negro came out beat buck
tho dogs nnd lot down tho step, nnd
the old man descended, loaning on Joe's
Joe brought my lord his supper of
venison nnd bordeaux, standing behind
his chair till his master was done. Tills
was not long tonight.
My lord took up a book, but throw It
down again. Thon he lit his pipe and
sat long silent till the Uro domed black
ening. Joe came In, piled pine knots
on It and went shuffling out again.
The hounds yawned about tho hearth
or whimpered softly in their dreoms.
Crackling steps roused them, nnd
they scrambled out to bay and sniff
and yelp, when tho negro clubbed'them
A heavy tread stumbled up the steps.
An aged mastiff, curled under tho old
man's chair, hunched shoulders, growl
ing, and the baron, sitting by the dond
hearth, with tho-nshCB fallen from bis
pipe, turned ids head,
Henry stood on the threshold, carry
ing Armand in his arms.
As his bearer stood, rocking, the
young man stirred, opened Ids eyes
wide on the baron and thrust down his
legs. "My lord," ho cried gnyly, but
With weakness and husking breath, "I
come early to ? keep ? my ? appoint
ment." Ho took a Btop and lurched for
ward on to the floor.
Lord Fairfax stood up like a blasted
tree with two dead boughs left swing
ing. "Great heaven! The lad! Has
Foy killed himV"
"Not yet," Henry answered. "No
fault of ids, my lord."
The baron shouted for his servants
and for cloths, hot water nnd Illy vino
gar. "Ho must hnve a leech," he said.
"I will ride myself for the doctor at
Ashby's (Jap," Henry answered. "But
I will dress the wound Unit" With
Joe's help skins were spread on one of
the couches and Armand laid thereon.
Then, with a woodsman's knowledgo
of wounds, Henry drew his knife und
cut away tho clothing.
"it Is not mortal?" asked the old man
"No. Hut 'twas a foul lunge. Think
not ho was tho poorest swordsman.
Never was such a skill seen in the Vir
ginias as he showed this night"
"Is It so?"
"Sir, bo hold that rot's lifo on tho
point of ids stool. I swear to you he
could have run him through a score
of times an he would. They stopped
the duel soldiers from the fort?and
that red devil of Dunmoro'S attacked
him when he had thrown his weapon
by and was empty handed."
"Ah!" cried the baron.
At length Henry stood up, "I am off
to tho Gnp now. I shall not return
with tho doctor, since 1 must go on to
Williamsburg tomorrow. Hut for Safe
ty's sake I shall pray him speed."
A struggle showed in the baron's
face. No one had over gone UtlCllOOrcd
from his door. Ho kept open table at
tho Winchester courts, fed the poorer
settlers with his own produce ami
would have tilled the ragged hat of a
beggar with guineas. One passionate
hatred ho had hatred against tho en
emies of his king. All were alike to
him, high or low. The times, growing
beyond him, had put forward patriots.
Hut, all alike, he deemed them vipers
that bit the hand that fed them.
As Henry approached tho door my
lord was fidgeting In his chair. Tho
hand was upon the latch when ho could
restrain himself no longer.
"Joe," he thundered, "fetch n stirrup
cup I You may be a rebel, sir, but,
blast my whip* and spurs, you shall
drink before you go! 1 could wish you
were not nn enemy of tho king"
"Nol of IliO king." said Henry, and
smiled. "Not of tho king, but of tho
A gleam of (lorcenoss, of the uncom
promising principle of his life, shot
from under the old man's brows. "I
hold with 110 disloyalty."
"I hold," said Henry In n low voice,
"with my fliond Colonel Washington."
"I abet ni) treasons," (lamed the old
Henry's oyoa hid a sudden gleam of
satiric humor, Ho stretched out the
I s the negro had brought him nnd
proffered It to his host.
"I must decline," he snld, "to accept
hospitality from any man on earth who
has alight to say against tho character
of Colonel Washington."
Tho baron stood for a moment with
his Jaw dropped, then coughed. "God
knows" he sohl, his voice shaking like
n child's "<!od knows I"
Hut ho got no further. "My dear
Lord Fairfax!" exclaimed Henry, nnd
drank the glass at a draft.
To be continued.
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Money Advanced on Cotton.
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Laukkns Bonded Wakkiiousk,
N. B. Dial, President.
j. i. Coleraan, Man ?k-r.
:our tracts at Fountain
Inn containing 42, 10, 3,
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Hous and Lot at Fountain
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8 acres at Fountain Inn
suitable for residence
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on reasonable terms.
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Real Estate Agent and
Gray Court, S, C
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ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER, 13?S
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Since the Cotton
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