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CLINTON TO HAVE ?
A UNION DK POT.
Work Begun on the Aite
Clinton. April, 10. ? Miss Mary
Gude of Atlanta, who ha? been with
Mrs. A. V. Martin for two weeks re
turned on Saturday.
Mrs. J. W. Copeland of Statesville
N. C. has been visiting her daughter
Miss Katharine Copolnnd.
Mr. A. D. Cooper of Spartanburg
has opened a furniture store in town.
The railroad commissioners have or
dered a union depot in Clinton, the
work to begin in ninety days.
Mjss Marie Smith of Glenn Springs
was with Miss Ellene McCaslan from
Saturday until Monday.
Dr. Dillard Jacobs is in town for a
week. He has gone in business with
Messrs J. F. and Thornwell Jacobs and
will be located after April in Louisville
Miss Jessie Todd returned to her
home in Greenville on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Philpot of Laurens
were among the Sunday visitors.
Miss Mary Bowcn spent Sunday with
Mise Addie Horton.
Clinton is to have pure water at last.
The deep well is being sunk on a lot
purchased from the Orphanage near
where Allan Sash and Blind Factory
Excursion Rates to Columbia, S. C. Via
C & W C Railroad.
Account of Confcr^^e for Education
in the South, Columoin, S. C, April
26-28, 1905, the C&WC Ry. will sell
roundtrip tickets to Columbia at rate
of one First Class Fare plus 25 cents;
tickets on sale April 25 and 26, with
final return limit May 5, 1905.
Church of the Epiphany.
rev. henry thomas, kector.
April 16th. Palm Sunday.
10 a. m., Sunday School.
11 a. m., Morning Prayer and Ser
mon. Subject: "Christ's Triumphal
Entry into Jerusalem.
4:30 p. m. Evening Prayer and
All persons are cordially invited.
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"Mind you don't tip mo over," said
Allee. "I can't swim."
"If I do I'll rescue you or drown
with you," ho answered gallantly.
What silly noUdngs these two young
people uttered as they made the circuit
of that long wood bordered mill pond!
One at least was Just tasting the Urst
sweet Illusion of love, and the glassy
surface of the water that reflected the
trees bending over It, the bunches of
Water Hag growing hero and there and
the scattered patches of broad Uly
pads, with now and then a white blos
som, made u most picturesque back
ground for the girl who sat In the
stern. Her plquaut face, shaded by
n broad sun hat, was fairer to Iiis eves
than any of the lilies she plucked, and
as she drew one sloove up a little to
reach for them the round arm ami
dimpled hand she thrust into the wa
ter looked tempting enough to kiss.
The miller had shut the Kate and gone
home when they returned to the mill.
"Do you know," remarked Trank
when they had left the mill behind and
were driving through a bit of woods,
"that I have anticipated tins visit for
weeks? 1 know scarcely anything
about the country, and it is all a reve
lation to tue. I've seen pictures of old
mills and ponds covered with lilies,
but no painter can ever put the reality
on canvas. Why, that great wheel,
covered with moss and churning away
all day so steadily, with a willow
bonding over It, is a poem In itself!'
"Tho mill was built over a hundred
years ago," observed Alice, "and has
been grinding away ever since. I lovo
to visit it, for Jt takes me back to child
hood, and," she added, a llttto sadly,
"It makes me live over the happiest
days of my life, when father used to
take me with him everywhere he
" 'But the mill will never grind with
tho water that has passed,'" quoted
tfronk. "and 'the tender grace of a day
that is dead will never come back to
me.' I wish I had been country born.
I think I've missed countless pages of
pleasant memories. Do you know," he
Added, turnlug to his companion, "I
am rapidly falling in love with tho
Country and?and Its pretty sights'/"
"Whose idea was it to pounce upon
mo that way at school?" exclaimed Al
ice suddenly, throwing off her retro
spective mood and smiling again.
"Waa it yours or ""ort's?"
"I confess I coaxed Bert to do It.
We had to take tue train at 5 o'clock
in the morning and havo coffee and
rolls at the station for breakfast and
pie and sandwiches for dinner."
"And all to surprise one poor little
SChoOlma'am and break up her school,"
put in Alice. "Was it worth all that
"l*p to tho present moment," an
swered Frank. "I must honestly say
it was. Thin drive nnd tho uilll I con
sider cheap nt any price."
"I don't menn this part of tho sur
prise," snld Alice, Muslim-.; a little nt
Ids open admiration. And thou in self
dofenso .sin? added: "What hits become
of tho Gypsy? Pert writes mo thnt
you two are planning trips in her al
"She Is t*till In winter quarters," an
swered Frank. "I've been--too busy
studying law to do moro than think
of her. I've reformed, you know."
Alice made no reply. Tho memory
of what he had so evidently wished hor
to infer regarding his reasons for this
new departure came to her in an In
stant and brought a llttlo wonderment
as to tho possible outcome of it. Turn
which way sho would and propose
what topic she might, lie seemed bound
to use it as a voblelo of bis undisguised
admiration. She had wished to con
sider him as a friend, because he bad
been a friend to her adored brother
when that brother needed one, nnd
while she had written him a dozen
chatty letters which might bo printed
for all tho privacy they contained, she
bad studiously refrained from allow
ing him to Infer even that she had nny
special Interest in his actions.
When they arrived home Albert was
on the piazza and Aunt Susan had sup
per wailing. The table was sot with
blue ware of a very old and quaint pat
tern, and when Alice had Idled a bowl
with lilies I'or a centerpiece they gather
ed around and "passed things" In true
country fashion. The evening was un
usually warm for June, and after the
two young men had smoked and chat
ted for half an hour Alice appeared
dressed in spotless while, with a half
open lily in her hair and another at hor
thront. Tho moon, which was Hearing
its full, shone through the open spaces
of tho vlneelad porch and added nn
ethereal touch to tho sylphlike picture
she presenti d.
"W ell," she remarked cheerfully ns
she seated herself near her brother,
"my lime Is yours, nnd what can I do
to entertain you ?"
"l had planned to take Frank to n
trout brook tomorrow morning," re
sponded Albert, "and In the afternoon
yon and he can hunt for mill ponds and
grottoes, If you like, or gather laurel."
"And leave me alone all the fore
noon?" put In Alice. "No, thank you.
I'm shut up for live days, and you can't
get rid of me so easily. Why can't 1
"I'm agreeable," replied her brother,
"only a trout brook is not nice walking
for a lady."
"I'm aware of that," she responded,
"and you two can go fishing, and I'll
hunt for laurel in the meantime. Wo
can take a basket of lunch with us and
make a day of It In the woods." Then,
as a possible contingency presented it
self to her, sho added: "Why not let
me invite my friend, Abby Miles, to go
for company? She and I can pick lau
rel, and when you have caught all the
harmless little trout yon want we can
. meet where we leave the wagon nnd
I have a picnic."
j "That suits me," said her brother.
I und without waiting for further dis
i cussiou this diplomatic fairy in white
' arose and remarked: "I'll get a shawl,
and then I'll trouble you, Mr. Nnson,
to escort me over to Abby's. It's only
a few rods, and 1 waiit you to meet
Eer. Sho'a ever bo olc?.,r
The plan as mapped by Alleo was
uarrlcd out to the letter, aud when tbo
two youug men Joined the girls at noon
they found a broad tiat rock In the
woods had been covered with a table
cloth and spread with a tempting meal.
Tin- girls had gathered great bunches
of pink laurel, aud a cluster of It deck
ed the table. After dinner Alice iuslst
cd that they visit the mill pond once
more, and when they returned at night
with two baskets of trout and laurel
and pond lilies enough to stock u flower
stand the day was voted an eminent
Frank made one error, howevor, for
just before they loft the mill he slipped
away unobserved und, Unding the mill
er, put a bit of paper into his hand
with the remark, "Keep this to pay for
the boat," and left him hurriedly.
When the old man made examination
he found he had a live dollar bill. To
Surprises of this kind ho was not nc
cuslomed, and before noon the next day
thero wasn't a man, woman or child in
Suudguto who had not heard of it.
.FIAT ovening Frank begged for
music, and Alice sung for two
"If there's one song lu the house that
you have not sung, Alice, I wish you
would slug lt. I hato to havo you
"I have only sung what I was asked
to," she replied. "Is not that so, Mr.
"That is true," replied ho boldly,
"aud you have not sung one that I
wouldn't enjoy hearing again tonight."
"Oh, I huve enjoyed them all," said
Albert, "only I thought you might havo
missed one, and, as Frank remarked
coming homo that he was hungry for
music, I wanted him satisOed."
The next day they attended church,
only this time all three walked back
together. Alice was graclousncss per
sonified. All her Jokes and smiles and
all her conversation were lavished
Upon Frank. Several times Frank,
who intuitively felt she did not wish to
be left alone with him, started to ask
bei io take a walk that Sunday even
ing, but each time his dlscrotloti pre
vailed. "If she is willing to listen to
any lovemnking, she has tact enough
to give me a chance," he thought, "and
unless she Is 1 had better keep still."
The evening was one to totnpt
Cupid, for the moonlight fell checkered
through the half naked elms along the
roadway, and where here and there a
group of maples stood was a bit of
shadow. The whlppuorwills had Just
returned to Snndgate, and over the
meadows scattered fireflies twinkled.
Tbo bouses along the way to the vll
Ingo wore wide apart and the evening
air Just right for a loitering walk. To
Frank, anxious to say a few words
that would further his hopes in the
direction of this bewitching girl, It
seemed a waste of good time not to
take advantage of the evening. It was
almost past and the lights In tho
liOUSO? across the valley had long slnco
vanished when he obtained a little
The charm of the evening had stilled
conversation, and neither had spoken
for a long time when he said rather
long hours. When the concert
was ended Albert observed:
Asc?nsolntely: "My anticipated visitHB
Almost over. May I ask you to go in
and sing just one song for me, Miss
"With pleasure," sho rcspopded In
her sweetest tone; "what shall it bo?"
"I will leavo that to your selection,"
Without a word she led the way In
and began searching among the pile of
music on the piano, and, Unding what
sho wanted, oponed nnd spread tho
muslo on tho rack.
It was "Ben Bolt.v
Sho sang It In a minor key, und ns
tho openlm: words, "Oh, don't you re
member sweet Allee, Ben Holt," floated
out on tho still evening* air they seemed
to him fraught with a new meaning
and that a veritable sweet Allee was
blddiug him, another Ben Bolt, not to
forget her. When the last note had
faded Into tho night air she turned
her now serious eyes toward him.
"I thank you," he almost whispered.
"And there won't be many waking mo
ments in my future when i shall not
think of-sweet Allee!"
Ii was not much of a love scene, but
to blin it seemed a wide open door of
hope, and when many miles separated
them, and for days, weeks and months
fkttorward, even when doing his best
to crowd dull law reports into his
brain, tho one tender glance she gave
hint and the tones of her voice came
back with unfailing accuracy.
Tho first visit of Frank Nason to tho
Page home, his slelghrldes with Alico
and bis appearance at church' had
Caused no end of comment. It was
known that he had been a classmate of
Albert and came from Hosten, and lat
er Aunt Susan vouchsafed the Infor
mation that Bbe "guessed he came from
one o' the llrst fnniillos and that he ap
peared right well behaved."
It was all she really did know, for
both Alice nnd her brother were con
siderate of her fallings and kuew it
wtiB not safe to discuss their visitor in
her presence. The tempest of gossip
had not more than half quieted down
when it received a regular boom from
his second coming- The pupils of the
uorth end district school spread (ho
news of their teacher's unexpected
callers nnd that sho had dismissed
school nt once nnd gone on with the
stranger. Old Amos Curtis, the miller,
told of their visit and, wonder upon
wonder, how the next day "her beau"
had given him a five dollar bill "Jest
for lettln' 'em use a leaky old boat for
The buxom Abby Miles had the best
and longest story to tell, nnd her
praise of Mr. Nason, how polite ho was
and "bow he couldn't keep his eyes
off'n Alice all tho afternoon," was
whispered to every girl she knew. The
five dollnr incident created the most
gossip, however. Tho miller hud re
marked that a "young feller who
threw money round that way must bo
rich," and that remark soon grew Into
a story that Alice Page's beau was
worth a million and that she was en
gaged to him.
As might bo expected, the subject of
all this gossip heard none of It until
the storm had reached alarming pro
portions. Mrs. Menrs was the llrst
Ono to tell the extent of the gossip.
"They tell me," said that worthy
matron to Alice one Sunday after
church, "that you ain't likely to teach
school" after this suuiiucr."
"And why not?" ouswered Alice.
"Don't I glvo satisfaction?"
"Ob, 'toin't that. I guess you can
iiuaglno the renson, and I want to bo
the first to congratulate you. They
tell mo he's worth a pile o' money, an'
ho's lartlnly well favored so far as
looks goes; but, then, 'hnndsomo Is as
handsomu does' was allus my motto."
"Do you mean Mr. Nason, my broth
er's friend?" she said seriously.
"Why, who else would 1 mean? I've
beard that you was to bo married this
fall and that he is worth a million.
They say he told Amos Curtis he was,
though I don't believe that. But any
way, Amos says he gaVO him $5 'Jest
for usln' his old boat that wu'n't worth
splittin' up for klndlln's!' "
"It's not true, not ono word of it,"
exclaimed Allee angrily, "and If you
care for mo ono bit I wish you would
tell everybody I said so."
She waited to hear no more, nor for
Aunt Susan, who had lingered to chat
with some one, but walked homo hur
riedly, as if to hide herself. Ouco in
the silent house she began to cool off.
"1 won't believe ho told A mos he was
worth n million," she said to herself.
"He isn't so stupid as that. But I
am afraid the silly boy did give hlui
$0, which has started all this gossip."
When Aunt Susan came In she fairly
pounced upon her. "Why haven't you
told mo, auntie, about all this gossip
that's going the rounds regarding Mr.
Nason and myself? I know you have
"It's all nonsense, Alice," answered
that lady rather sharply, "and you are
foolish to listen to 'em. I've heard it,
of course, but so long as It's no discred
it to you, why, lot it go Into one ear and
out t'other, samo as I do! Folks must
talk In this town, an' what they're say
In' 'bout you ought to make you feel
proud -that n young fellow llko him
and worth money wanted to come
COUrtln', and ho certainly showed ho
did or I'm no Judge."
"He's got Aunt Susan on his side as
well as Bert," Alice thought, "and I
am glad l kept him at a distance, Just
to pay him for being so silly with his
Late that afternoou Alice culled upon
Abby Mllos and talked about every
thing except the subject she most want
ed to talk about, and then as Abby
usually had a Sunday evening caller,
Alice came home at dusk. Never be
fore had the house scented so lone
some, and as she sat on the porch and
tried to talk with Aunt Susan her
thoughts were elsewhere.
When the lights across the valley,
which served as curfew by saying bod
tlme when they went out, had disap
peared, ehe come In and, seating her
self In the dark at the piano, Softly
played the chords and hummed the
words of a song.
"It'll come out all right," said Auut
Susan to herself, and she waited till
Alice called to her to come in and go to
RANK NASON bad consoled
himself during the many
months of hard study with
visions of a yachting trip In
July and August, when perhaps in
some manner Alice l'.me could be in
ducod to come, with his mother nnd
sisters to chaperon her and her broth
er mid some other friends to complete
He had tho Gypsy put In llrst cluss
shape nnd nil her stnteruoms refur
nished, nnd one in particular, which he
Intended Alice shuuld occupy, uphol
stered In blue. .So well foruied were
his plans that he timed the start so as
to utilize the July moon for tho llrst
ten days and mapped out a trip taking
In all the Maine coast, spending a week
at Bar Harbor, and then a run up as
far as Nova Scotia.
Ho had described all the charms of
this trip to Alice and extended to her
the most urgent Invitation. He had
obtained her brother's promise to sup
plement it and also to make one of the
parly, and he had persuaded his sister
Blanch to aid him with his mother, but
be had met discouragement on all sides,
lu tho tirst place, Alice wrote It was
doubtful If she could go. It \WOUld he
a delightful outing and one she would
enjoy but it would not be right to
leave Aunt Susan alone for so long, and
then, as her school did not close until
the last of June, she would have no
time to get ready.
To cap the climax of Frank's discom
fiture, when July came bis mother an
nounced that she had decided to go to
tho mountains for the summer.
"It's no use, Hort," he salil ?, hi8"
friend one evening. "1 wauled your
sister to go to Maine with us and moth
or and tho girls and a fow more i,i
mnko a party, but It's no go. i can't
Induce your sister to Join us, and it's
no ubo If she would, for mother hug
determined to go to the mountains, and
that settles it. If you and I havo any
outing on the yacht we must make up
a gander party."
"That suits me Just as well as, and
In fact better than, the other plan," re
plied Albert consolingly. "If we have
a lot of ladles along we must dance at
tendance upon them, and If not we can
fish, smoke, play cards, sing or g.> to
sleep when wo feel like lt. I toll you,
Frank," he continued, evidently desir
ing to cheer up that young man, "girls
are ail right as companions at home or
nt balls nnd theaters, but on a yacht
they are in Ilm way."
(TO UK CONTINUED.)
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