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LAURENS, S. 0., Deo. 7, 1904.
Mr. Thoodore Roosevelt contem
plates a visit to Atlanta. Such a visit
would necessitate his traveling through
the South. Atlanta Is a olty which Is
surrounded by the South.
There is more money than usual lu
Laurens and auy man with the Idea of
establishing a factory which would
givo employment to labor would find
this u favorable time to begin.
When wo read the editorials in the
Spartanburg Journal we lay down the
paper with the impression that we
have been reading the Abbeville Press
and Bannor. Of course this is Intended
as a compliment to both delightful but
The Yorkville Enquirer does not
commit Itself but It la by no moans
aliuukeu at the suggestion of Governor
Hey ward for a third term. It Is possi
ble that the Hon. Rlohard I- Manning
or the Hon. C. S. MoOall or the Hon.
Robert P. Hamer or the Hon. Martin
F. Ansel would make as good a gov
ernor as Mr. Heyward of Colleton but
tho latter has mastered the trade. We
regard him as au export.
If Mr. Heyward should decline to
run in 1900 wo hope he will see his way
clear to become a citizen of Laurens at
the expiration of his present term.
As to Contemporaries.
The Spartanburg Journal, which
talks In its sleep, Insinuates that the 1
Columbia State id not opposed to the
Dispensary. We suspect that the Dls
pensary would like to bo saved from
its friends if that be true.
Dr. k loin's Letter.
Printed elsewhere in The Adver
tiser today is a letter from Lr. Louis
A. Klein, State Veternarian of Clem
son, describing the symptoms of a dis
eas3 among cattle, which seems to be
comparatively new to this section. The
disease seems to be the most fatal
to very young cattle. It happens to
come to the knowledge of the writer
that this disease has attackod the cat
tle of a farmer in this county, who has
made quite an effort to establish a cat
tle industry, and was with reason be
ginning to be highly gratified with his
successes. Now ho is greatly discour
aged and expresses a determination to
discontinue the undertaking. That of
course should not be, rather let him
and all others read carefully this let
ter and at once procure from Clemson
College directions for tho treatment of
the disease nud be ready to combat it
if they should bo so unfortunate as to
have their cattle visited by this malady.
Make The Town Beautiful.
The Advertiser has so often
spoken of the business value of keep
ing tho town beautiful and without ma
terial result that tho sut ject has be
come rather tiresome to ourselves as
well as perhaps to our readers. Never
theless, tho greatest Rain for the least
money would be had on making the
public equare and the streets beauti
ful. The court house should be en
closed and the plot of ground around it
should be kept in grass. Thore should
bo here and thero at street intersec
tions plots of grass. The merchants
and business men should cease to allow
tho walls of their buildings to bo de
faced with llaring and ugly advertise
If this policy of keeping the town
beautiful were once adopted, there
would be no disposition to depart from
It. The pleasure that our own people
would derive would be ample compen
sation but overy passing stranger
would be favorably impressed and oc
casionally a good man would Invest his
money in a good home in a town so at
Tbc Roosevelt Visit.
Why is it that Mr. Roosevelt seems
to expect to be cordially ontortained
especially by White people when he
visits tho South? If for example he
should go to Charleston it eeems to us
that tho house of William D. Crum
would naturally be his home, for part
of his visit. Of course he bas some
white friendc, who hold office in the
South. Without doubt tho Crum family
would extend to him a most cordial
welcome. Mr. Roosevelt makes asso
ciates of his prominent appointees in
Northern cities. Would it not bo CO
rious if ho should rufuse to do tho same
thing in Southern cities. In common
decency could lie decline an invitation
to lunch at tiie house of 13. T. Wash
ington, colored, of Tuskegee, Ala? To
put the matter in this bold way may
arouse same criticism but no reflection
or offence to tho president is Intended
or contained in the language. When
the president receives Southorn ne
groes on social terms in his own home
it follows logically and necessarily that
he would accept their hospitality when
ho is among negroes. Ho cannot con
sistently visit Atlanta where thero arc
many oducatcd negroes without treat
ing them as his social equals. It would
be an insult to the negroes if he should
come to this Southern country and at
pociate only with white people while
ho is here. It would be to slam "the
door of hope'' with a bang. It there ho
any escape from the Inevitahlenesa of
this conclusion we soould like to know
what it is.
AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE.
For sprains, bruiser, burns, sca'ds ]
and similar injuries, there Is nothing
ho good as Chamberlain's Palo Balm.
It soothes the wound and not only gives
instant relief from pain, but causes tho
parts to heal in about one third the I
time required by the usual treatment
Sold by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B.
KILLS CATARRH ?ERMS.
Breathe Hyomel and be Cured of Ca
tarrh-Costs Yothlng it It Falls.
Breathe Hyomel for a few minutes
four times a day, through tho neat
pocket Inhaler that comes with every
outfit, aod benefit will be seen at once.
Contiuue this treatment for a short
time, and your catarrh will have been
cured by Hyomel.
There is do roundabout way iu Uy
omel medical aot'on; It does not try to
oure a disease of the beac by putting
medicine in the stomaoh It fills the
air you breathe with balsamic hoallng,
that sooihea the Irrtated and smartug
membraue, destroys the germs of ca
tarrh that are presont in the bead and
throat and U the only treatment that
oan be relied upon to oure.
When using Hyomel the air you
breathe will be like that on the moun
tains high above the sea level, filled
with vi)1 utile, antiseptic fragrance that
heals and oures the Irritated mucous
membrane of the air passages.
This treatment has been so success
ful, curing 09 per cent, of all who havo
used it, that Ilyomei is now sold by
Laurens Prug Co. under an absolute
guarantee to refund the money If It
does not benefit. You run no risk
whatever in buying Hyomel. If it did
not pofssrs unusual powers to cure, It
could not he sold upon this plan.
The complete Hyomoi outfit cods
$1.00 and comprisei a hard rubber In
haler, a bottle of Hyomei and a drop
per. The inhaler will lsst a life-time;
and additional bottles of Ilyomei can
be obtained for 50c.
Mrs, Williams Dead.
Mrs. Williams, wife of John D. Wil
liams, died Wednesday night at her
home at the Laurens Cotton Mill. Mrs.
Williams had boou in declining health
for several years. Her husband and
five young children survive. The de
ceased was laid to rest Thursday after
noon at Holly Grove church.
A CONTINUAL STRAIN.
Many men and women are constantly
subjected to what they commonly term
"a continual strain" because of tomo
financial or family trouble. It wears
and distresses them both mentally and
Fihy8loally, affecting their nerves bad
y and bringing on liver and kidney
ailments, with the attendant evils of
constipation, loss of appotito, sleepless
ness, low vitality and despondency
They oannot, as a rule, get rid of this
"continual strain," but they can remo
dy its health destroying effects by tak
ing frequent doses of Green's August
Flower. It tones up the 'liver, stimu
lates the kidneys, insures healthy bod
ily functions, gives vim and spirit to
one's whole being, and eventually dis
pels tho physical or mental distress
caused by that "continual strain."
Trial bottle of August Flower, 25c; reg
ular size, 75c. At all druggists.
Death of Miss Burns.
M iss Lidie Burns, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Burns of the Bryson
section, died last Tuesday afternoon as
the result of a malignant attack of fe
ver. She was 111 about three woeks.
The burial services were held at War
rior Creek Church, Wednesday after
noon at 8 o'clock.
Miss Burns was fifteon years of age
and was a young woman loved and ad
mired by all who knew her.
GRIP iQUIOKLY KNOCKED OUT,
' "Some weeks ago during the severe
winter weather both my wife and my
self contracted severe colds which
speedily developed Into tho worst kind
of la grippe with all Its miserable
symptons" says J. S. Egleston, of Ma
ple Landing, Iowa. "Knees and joints
aching, muscles soro, head stopped up,
eyes and nose running, with a'torn?, to
spells of chills and fever. We began
using Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
aiding the same with a dose of Cham
berlain's Stomach and LI vor Table es,
and by Its liberal use soo/i completely
knocked out tho grip." These Tablets
promote a healthy action of the bow
els, liver and kidneys-whlch is always
beneficial when the system iscongeste.":
by a co'd attack of the grip. For sale
by The Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B.
MRS. T. R. RIDDLE.
A Most Excellent Christian Lady
Mrs. Susan Amanda Riddle, wife of
T. R. Riddle, died at her home near
Ora, Tuesday, Nov. 29th, aged 54, hav
ing been born Jan. 28, 1850. She had
been in falling health for two years
and for the past several weeks her con
dition had been extremely critical
Mrs. Riddle was a most excellent
Christian woman and her hope beyond
the grave was evidenced by her daily
walk and conversation.
She was laid lo rest Wednesday In
the cemetery of Beaverdam Baptist
She was the daughter of Washington
Winn, of Cross Hill Township, and
was married to Mr. Riddle, Dec. B,
Besides her husband, 11 children
survive. Thoy nro Mrs. Wash Saxon,
Spartanburg; m- A. Riddle, Waterloo;
Mrs. Odessa Mol'herson, Waterloo;
Mrs. Texie Cheok, Princeton; G. F.
Riddle, Alabama; C. R. Riddle, Con
cord, N. C ; C. W. Riddle, Charlotte,
N. O.; Wilbur Riddle, Misses Susie,
Lola and Hattio Riddle of Ora.
Mrs. Riddle was a Baptist and be
came a member of Durban Creek
Church in 1872. In 1887 her member
ship was transferred to Mt. PloaFant.
A CERTAIN CURE FOR CROUP.
When a child shows Symplons of
croup there is no time to exparlment
with new romedlos, no matter how
highly ? they may be recommended.
Thero la one preparation that always
can bo depended upon. It has boon In
use for many years and has nevor boon
known to fall, viz: Chamberlain'*
Cough Remey. M. F. Compton of
Market, Texas, pays of It, '"I have
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in
tevere cases of croup with my chil
dren, and oan truthfully say It always
gives prompt relief." For sale by Lau
rens Drug Co. and Dr. B, F. Posey
The annual meeting of tho Grand
Lodge of Soath Carolina, Ancient Free
Masons, will ho held in Charleston De
cember 13 and 14.
My wife was all run down, ar.d I
feared a Jong illness; but ono bottle of
King's fcarsaparllla made a new wo
man of her. It is a wonderful medi
F. j. Rrkman,
Seversvillo, N. C.
Sold by Palmetto Drug Co.
It is now thought that South Caro ina
will make a million bales of cotton this
When you want a pleasant purgativo
try ( hamheriain'8 Htomach and Liver
Tablets. Tbey aro easy to take and
produce no nausea, griping or other
disagreeable effect. For salo by Lau
i rena Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
fiitiit t\A ma
Sj^... CRM IN IE
Copyri?M. 1302, liy TUE BO WEN-MERRILL COMPANY
EN the gray wreathed dawn Lord
Duniuoro, at tho head of his
Virginia troops, marched off
With fife and drum fur Fort
Pitt, and the buff and scarlet passed
the King's Anns, where Auue peered
from tho window to seo them off. In
one of the scarlet groups she distin
guished Francis Byrd. Drawing the
curtaius close under her chin, she put
out a hand and waved to him, smiling,
and he saluted her faco with a ?a<3h or
his sword and a wistful look as ho rode
by. Immediately behind tho governor,
near Jarrat, rode Poy, and a sting of ro
sentment made her clinch her hands,
with the steel In her eyes.
Wben they had gone she crept back
Into the warm bod and lay smilingly
thinking. She should see Armand soon
again, and he should nov?r know what
sho had done. So thinking, she drop
ped to sleep and did not wake till tho
tnin was high.
She breakfasted w4th gay spirits, In
sisted on riding horseback and, followed
by John tho Baptist, galloped off a half
hour in advance of her aunt's chariot
along the way to Qreenway Court.
Sho entered. No one was in the hall,
and her feet fell noiselessly In the thlok
buffalo robe on tho floor.
Rho pushed open the door of lh? liv
ing room and then stopped, startled.
She saw a settle strewn with slrins, a
ware of curling brown hair pillowed on
it, and under Ulis n glimpse of a pale
faco turned away. Thero was a shaded
window opposite, and light canio
through it whltely. A hand and wrist
hung over to the floor. There was some
thing desolate In the silence, something
stealing In the droop of that hand
that brought a smart to Anne's eyes as
Suddenly she caught her breath and
took quick steps forward into the room,
gazing searohlngly at the figure on tho
couch?the strong hair, setting all the
paleness of the face in a shadowy
frame; tho blue circles under tho closed
lids, tho young mouth, the upward
Bweep of the rounded chin. Sho began
to tremble exceedingly, her lips un
steady, her great blue eyes misting, her
whole face caught In a quaking terror.
She had gone whiter than a moon flow
"They were too late!" sho whispered.
"You fought, then? Ah, while I was
She crouched down by tho settle, her'
Land pressed tight against her heart,
full of a joyful anguish she had never
known. Something she had fought
down hitherto rose In her throat and
choked her at Bight of this hurt, this
At last, yielding all at once, with a
little soh and a gesture of pride and
longing and surrender, sho bent slowly,
like a swaying lily, and kissed him on
lie stirred and opened his eyes with
wonder in them to see her face so near.
"You have been wounded!" she
Ho tried to rise and. failing. Smiled
at her. "It is a little thing. The doc
S/ic bcnl slowly, like a Rwnylny hin
lor li:is told me tli.it. And you care!
Then it is nothing -loss than nothing."
"You make light of It."
lie lifted himself on one elbow and
stretched out an uncertain hand to
ward her. ".Mademoiselle," he said,
"was 1 dreaming when you canio or
She was en her feet now, and her
eyes turned their gaze away.
"No, no," she answered; "you were
"As I opened my eyes Just now It
Seemed as if you had kissed mo on
the forehead. Was that a dream, made
"it was a (in am," she Ott Id hurried
ly, her voice wavering.
"You kissed me?" Joy was in his
"Ah. mademoiselle I" Ho fell back on
With suddenly rosying cheeks sho ran
toward the door to meet tho old baron
entering from tho hall.
There was at last a Ion? Novombor
week while Anno was at Winchester
and when sho and Armand, his wound
healed, rode together along tho valley
ways. The young Frenchman still re
mained a guest, for the baron would
hear no word of departure. Ho sworo
he should not leave him till the season
opened again at WHUamsburg.
Tho day befoi'0 their return to Glad
den Hall tho ladles spent at Grcon
woy Court. As the mild November
afternoon faded Armand and Anne sat
in tho rustic house, built of twisted
grapevine, sot where tho round spur
on which the lodge was built fell steep
ly down. A book lay on her knee.
For oway against the long sashes of
sapphlro light tho sweep of ragged
Blue nidge stood listlessly. The river
bottom was a violet gray reach of stain
soaked grasses, hung with wreaths of
trailing Virginia creeper, dabbled in
tho summer's blood, or as tf the peaks
ran down with red wine wasting.
Anne pointed where Just below tho
river wavered like a sheet of spun Kil
ver, edged with soaked velvet.
"The Indians call It Shennando," she
said, "Daughter of the Stars."
Ho loaned forward and lifted the lit
tie" book', i(m binding of parchment, pal-1
yellow, like antique ivory. "It I? u
tale of pay own lund," bo said softly,
"of Novniandy, in the old days wben
the troubadours sun;;."
"1 have not yet read it," she answer
ed. "Tell me the Htory."
"It la of the soji of a poor woodcut
ter. Tolling once by his hut In the for
ost, bo saw by chance the daughter of
a king as she rode past with her cavnl
Cade. He brought her a cup of water,
and she smiled on him. So fair Bho was
that he loved her to desperation and
could not rest nor sleep from thinking
of her face. lie traveled far and cnnifl
by Ulghl beneath her window und sang
books to bet*, BOUgS delicate and beauti
ful, In phrases that only his great love
had taught him, and when he sang ho
touched the Firings of his own heart.
The lady list,-nod, and her tears fell
down from the window In the palace
wall. She >\KS a great lady and he the
lowest of the I mil. and In the hopeless
ness of h'.a passion he Bang that be
was a pvlP.tfe Of a hostile country, woo
Ing in r.Jtliv of rugs the darling to
whose ptvjsru p he might not rightly
come. His were not like the songs of
the gilded courtiers that flocked her
father's gate. They were more noblo
and true, and his love climbed upon
them as if on stairs of goln" nud drew
her heart out to him over the sill. One
night she slipped out to his arms In tho
darkness. Then he knelt on the yellow
forest leaves and told her Hie truth nnd
pleaded as excuse his great love. And
he would have gone fj-om her and left
her to go back alone."
"What then?" demanded Anne.
"She took his band nnd kissed hlni
and went awny with him to bis hut in
Both were silent a moment.
The vivid tints in the sky were pal
ing. The river's silver dulled to mauve.
The glcoh), nil luminous, seamed an
impatient suitor steallug/umorous upon
the drowsy day. The day stirred,
glowed again ami spread out a tawny
Hood as a woman drops her hair under
conic golden lamp to please a lover's
'?Think you," he asked then very low,
"that such a love might be?"
" 'Twns for love of her," she said
When he spoke again she felt a thrill
in his voice.
"Madomoisojlo, Bupposo a man loves
with n love that fills all the sky; that
for him there was but tin; one woman
in the world. Suppose she found that he
was not what she bad thought him
when she llrst loved hlui; that the idol
she had worshiped was just clay. If
ho stood moan and small before the
world before her?but still loving her,
adoring her! If It were not a princess
going to a hut in the forest, but a wo
man prideful and-and ashamed! Could
sho still love him as before? Could
she? Could she?"
Her eyes could not meet bis burning
"Monsieur," she said, qulveriug,
"when a woman loves, sho will forglvo
anything everything?In the man she
She stopped. There was a muffled
sound of horse hoofs from the climbing
"Save lack of love for hor."
The hoof beats were coming nearer.
She made a desperate effort to compose
herself. He bad bent toward her, so
near she could smell the fragrance of
ha/.el lnisl.es in bis bair.
"Thin it would not jnnttor, she would
not car*'!" ho cried Joyously. "He might
be either the prince or the woodcutter,
The last shaft of the sunlight stum
bled and tangled on her brow. Dark
loomed near. Only a gold brush was
laid lightly upon the middle distance
"If a woman loved and was loved bo
naught elso would count, not oven
even If be were despised by all the
world oven"-- Her lips wore tremu
lous. She felt his hand on the bench
beside her suddenly touch hor own.
There was a trampling behind them.
Both turned to the porch, where Lord
Fairfax stood leaning on Joe's arm to
welcome the two riders who had Just
dismounted. The young mun made nu
"Why," exclaimed Anne, "'tis the
governor himself, returned from Fort
As they approached, the girl crimson
ing with the memory of her night er
rand to the Winchester fort, the eorl
was binding blllklly over the band of
Mrs. Til lot son in the doorway.
"You honor my poor bouse with this
visit," said the old man, beaming.
"Anne, you know bis excellency."
The governor bowed to her COUl'tCSy
mid sei Ids eyes on the paler face of the
liguro nt hor side. First a low chuckle
began in his thront; then he slapped
"So that was how the land lnyl" he
guffawed. "Not content with quarrel
ing with my soldiers, eh? And incogni
to yet, I'll be bound!"
The baron fltood staring, and Anne
looked n bit frightened.
The governor reached a thick arm nnd
prodded the young man genially In the
"Sly dog, oh?" ho winked. "Tut, tutl
Would you still deny us poor Virgin
ians? Ualth, then, come here! Ladles,
my I^ord Fairfax, It pleasures mo to
present to you M. Ie Murquls de la Trou
mllE Marquis do la Trouerlo was
a huge success. Willlamsburg's
wealth and beauty vied In en
tertaining him, and no rout was
complete without him.
At the Halelgh tavern, whose low
WOOden wolls wero kept a-throb with
packs of new deviltries brought by
young bloods of tho navy from the
sloop of war Fowey, conio .to anchor In
York Bonds, he wns tho center ef ob
servation when bC diced, ('"'"missions
In tho roynl navy wont for gold In that
rotten reign, and their holders wero
younger sons with as much money to
spend us the younger sons of tho broad
mnnors of Virginia.
Young Brooke, who, by aid of half
tho broken fortuned harpies nnd rooks
of London, had long ago run through
all he could lay hands on and whoso
folk was always, "When 1 hunted at
Tunbrldgo Wolls with my Lord This,"
Or "When my Lord That had mo nt
Hendron castle for Easter," bad now
nobility near at home to descant upon.
"A great.juau fin Frunvo," he would
_. , , ,. , ..-!_
.-I,ii ?;i. -n dir roomrul, smoothing u?
ruftics, "favorite of Marie Antol
[lotto's, they say, nud a* rich as Job.?
Dory. Egad, I'd like the pattern of the
coat he bad on this morning 1"
Ah for the marquis, he took Ms hon
ors quietly, superbly. More than onoe
it was reported that he had dined pri
vate !y with the royal governor, hot
ho himself clearly thought it scarce
An interesting story of a duel with
Captain Foy gained currency for a
time. The captain was said to have
wounded the marquis slightly by tout
moans, but ^oy wus absent muoh of
the time on business for the governor,
and the story was forgotten save for
the passing glamour It cast upon the
The nobleman's preference for the
beauty of WUliamsburg was soon per*
eelved, and very early Mrs. Byrd had
begun to hint at broken hearts and the
folly of young girls who set their eyes
Anne herself was never so beautiful,
never so brilliant, never so willfully
captivating, as now, when a scarf of
gnyoty hid the passion of many hearts
On an afternoon they two, Anne and
Armand, walked slowly under the
pines that stretched down from the
gateway of Gladden Hall.
Just beforo the marlletted gateway
"You are cruel to me, mademoiselle."
His voice was anxious, vibrating, long- j
"Why cruel, monsieur?"
"Ah, 1 need not tell you that!" he
Bald, looking at her earnestly. "Is It
that I have failed? Am I not some
how what you would wish iu?a noble
man? is there something lacking?"
She shook hot; head. "No, no!"
"Yet something Is different I have
searched so hard to Und what it is. 1
have seen you at the routs and have
danced with you, but you are not the
Bame. At (ireenway Court, there where
the leaves were falling?I wish It could j
have been so always, us two, In the
forest?you were kinder and not so cold
"Marquis!" There was a splendor of
color lu her face, bent sweet to him. j
Her eyes, tinted nnd lustrous, were |
gay beneath the warm glimmer of her
"Marquis!" repeated the young man.
flushing. "I was not that to you In the
forest. I found then that you were
not like the ladles of my land, who
know naught save grandeur and titles,
but that you could bo above such
things, that you were such a one as I
have dreamed must be somewhere. 1
ask you only to be to me as you were
then as you were that day when the
governor came back?when I sat with
you on the hillside. Can you forget,
'mademoiselle, that I am not Just the
same that I was then?"
"You are so much more. Then I did
not know who you were."
"I would the governor had not come,"
he said. "I would have remained to
you just the same as I had been?the
same as when for one moment I held
you in the broken coach, and that mo
ment when I opened my eyes at (Ireen
way ( ourl and saw your face:"
She felt her hands trembling, her
heart beating its way through her
breast. His voice was very low as he
"A man 11 ads some time the one of
all the. world he would not have cold
to him. lie may never have seen her?
her whom he lias looked for all his life
the woman in his heart! Hut he al
ways knows her when ho hears her
speak! lie can never know when or
where thai may be. It is at the ball or
walking iu the street or riding In a
coach. That day, mademoiselle?and
It was before you knew?I was Jus!^
M. Armand, not the Marquis de la
Trouorle. I was not great then, but
Just a man- and unworthy!"
"No," she said, her tone tremulous;
"not unworthy. That night at tho
tavern iu Winchester?Unit was tho
bravest thing I had ever seen?tho
noblest! Do you think anything, any
thing, could make me forget that?"
"And you would have come to me!
But now?but now"?
She looked at kin! with a little vi
brant thrill of pride. How sweetly
blind he was! "Now?" she asked.
"Now 1 can only ask you to remem
ber that it was M. Armand, not tho
marquis, who knelt to you when you
loid your hand on his head that night
at Winchester, with the whlppoorwlll
and the moonlight, and who told you?
what ho is trying to tell you now, what
ho tried to loll you when you saw him
lying at Green way Court, only you
would not listen."
She turned to him u look that was all
molting, all tenderness, all confusion of
Impulses, a look that: caught him and
held him spellbound.
"You kissed me," cried Armand In a
triumphant voice. "You kissed me! It
was not a dream! Look in my eyes."
Sho looked at him, paling, feeling her
hands imprisoned in his own. He
laughed wltli a low, fierce delight, for
her breath wn. quick, her eyes like
mist and fire.
"Do you love me?" ho breathed, a
sudden passion leaping In bis voice.
"Do you love me?" He caught her
ekwo to him. Tho whole world turned
beneath her feet, and tho stars shook.
"My gold rose! Tell mol Is It so?"
8ho moved her head with a mingled
gentur?> of pride, of shnmo of yielding,
of assent Thon with a little cry, fright
ened yet joyful, Bho felt his arms, mas
terful, draw her close to him and stood
trembling, Joyous, a wave of lovo en
"Answer me," be said. "The night
we sat in tho rustic bouse and the son
was a big red flowor closing. Yon re
mom her what I asked your"
"If tho man you loved?If I?should
come to be mean and unworthy before
"But you are not**
"If I were?"
"if you saw me sneered at, despised,
but still loving, still worshiping"?
"I would love you! I would lore
A light camo over his fane, brilliant
and pale. "With the lore that Is the
all, that is greater than the world, that
is above station, above honors, above
name? That outlasts them allr*
Her arms wont up about hin neck,
and their lips met in a fl\-Bt long idss.
"All," she whispered. "Affl MT&m
is! My beloved I"
Anno peered Into the worm library of
Gladden Hall, all aglow with her
strange new delight Tb? fire was low,
and doming embers made the dusk
rosy e*>d uncertain. She smiled aa she
saw - Mm figure sitting Mh test
on In I rtd J, just fbo top f* tfc* pow
dered poi ike showing over the back of
tho big chair.
With her finger on her Hps in that In
stinctive pantomime that belongs to
woman, she stole across the floor on
tiptoe and, swooping suddenly, clapped
her cold palms over the eyes at the soli
tary occupant and laughed g*itfx AS he
RhMfted und put warm befitib *> tor
"I have a secret to tell you," she
brcntlicd with a Uutterlug laugb, "and
you mustn't look at me when 1 say it.
I wonder if any one in Virginia can be
as happy as I urn. The Marquis de la
Trouerlo?uncle, ho has asked mo to
She ended with a subdued scream
and, stumbling, went back a few steps,
for tlVo figure that had risen from the
chair was not Colonel TlllotSOU. Even
In the dim light as she retreated she
could see the glare of lluming uiallco
In his look and the sneer curling bis
"I tell you, Captain .larrat," she said
in u wave of fierce anger, "I hate you!
I hate your face ami your oral ly ways!
Ah," she ended, stamping hor foot, "no
gentleman would have let mo speak?
would have listened."
"I am no marquis," Jarrat rejoined,
with a ghastly smile. "I am only sorry
I did not hear the end of that sweet
confidence. The fair Mistress TlllotSOU
answered that she would Joy to wed
the noble gentleman, 1 suppose."
"Aye, and if she did?"
Ho laughed?a jarring, mirthless
"Why, thcu, I, who have Tailed to
win her with a simple soldier's name,
should wish her joy of the tinsel of her
"You mistake," she cried passionate
ly. "An you wore the king himself I
would not look at you. The man I love
I would wed the same were ho poor
and nameless and of no report?aye, a
laborer In the fields instead of the no
bleman he Is!"
A voice in the hall struck across the
"Hnshlelgh, a bottle of my best ca
nary, and Bllr your bones about It.
Come In, come In, marquis. Wo shall
have a glass to this, I promise you."
The door opened, and Colonel TlllotSOU
came forward, blinking in the blaze of
Vho branched candlestick he carried.
"Ah, here you are, Anne, Intrenched
In the dusk with re-eufot'ccmeuts, eh?
Well, the battle is over, and I have
She had raised her hand to stop him.
"Uncle," sho warned, "you have a
The colonel stopped at sight of the
other in some confusion.
"Why," ho exclaimed, "I am Indeed
sorry! Rashlelgh, you black rascal,
why did you not toll me the captain
"I did but call to bear a message to
your niece, colonel," .larrat answered.
Jicr amis went up ubuul his hccU.
"I have delivered it. I must offer :i;<<,1
ogles for being an Intruder at such a
"Tut!" snld the colon- !. "Rashlelgh,
set that tray here. Another glass for
the captain. Captain, we drink unend
ing happiness to a fair woman and a
Jsrrat raised the slim glass with its
topaz liquid, and his smile lingered
darkly on Anne's face, still auger
white. The smile hid a quality that
mode her shiver.
"A fair woman," he repeated, "and?
a noble gentleman! What more ideas
ant toast? Now must I h ave you and
back to Willlnmsburg. Mistress, I kiss
your hand. Mnt'quls, my most Millie
felicitations. Colonel, I beg you will
not disturb yourself. I will get my
horse myself. Gentlemen, I bill y< n
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