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"A hundred dollars! And her dog
and her cat! I call that a sham*?a
burning shame!" Amy Watts said, hojd
lng out hor hand to Joeelyn, ostensibly
sympathetic, but with a gleam of sat*
fsfactlon iu her eye.
"I don't," Joeelyn seid stoutly.
"Aunty Berlntlm never promised to
make me her heir. She did all she
said and more?gave me my education
?with a lot of frills In the way of ex
tras?dressed me well and gave me
also a chance of ?mrtiing her money.
I wouldn't take It"? ?
"Why, I?I don't understand," Amy
began. .Tocelyu laughed softly. "The
earning would have been easy?to some
Klrl8," sho said. "It only meant boing
a missionary. You see, aunty felt that
she herself ought to have gone?ahe
thought she bad beard a call that way
?but her terror of men and water was
such she nover could venture to aa
swer It. She wanted me to fill the gap
which she thought she had left in the
ranks. Then, too, the poor old dear
kuew I'd spend her n? ney If I got it
without the misslonai. career in hav
ing good times. And ohe did so hate
good times! She Blmply couldn't be
happy unless ohe was very miserable."
"You stayed with her nine years,"
Amy said In a voice of awe. Joeelyn
smoothed out her black gown and said
cheerfully: "Yes, aud I'm glad of It.
Townrd the last she clung to me piti
fully? called nie her comfort, and all
that. But it broke me all up tp have
her ask my pardon for the will, as
though I had a right to be hurt over It.
'I've lived so useless, child, I hail to do
a little good at the very last,' Bhe said.
Sc her dear missionaries got everything
but the place, and the family silver?
they went to a Ohalloncr down in Tex
as, the last of the name. She hoped ha
would come back to live on the place.
Somehow, in spite of all her cranki
ness, she kept the feeling of race. I'm
not real blood kin of hers, you know
only her stepmother's grandchild."
"When is he coming?this Texan?**
Joeelyn laughed roguishly. "Not at
nil, I suspect, Amy-Mamy. You'll have
to put up with Frank Tnlmer after
all, for even if Mr. Stephen Chnlloner
should come he Is likely to bring a
Mrs. Chnlloner along. Early and often
Is the Texas motto when it comes to
matrimony, and he's all of thirty-five."
"Frank hns no eyes now for any
body but you," Amy snld, trying to
mask spite with playfulness and suc
ceeding rather 111.
Joeelyn gave her a keen look. In
wardly she whistled, a favorite trick
of hers In cape of great surprise. "Ua
less you take that hark right straight
I'll bundle you out. neck and crop."
?lie 8(ikl severely, but with twinkling
eyes. "I don't deny grudging Frank to
you. What woman could? But you
have possession, which !?? nine points
of the law, not to speak of vented In
terestH. You two were betrothed in
the cradle, I've always heard, by your
"Oh, that was all a Joke!" Amy said,
but blushed and bridled delightedly,
?my was a pretty enough girl unless
Jocelyn were by to put her out of
court. Jocelyn wbb tall and twenty,
light on her feet, Utbely rounded, a fig
ure of grace, vital everywhere, most
of all In her peach tinted fnco and
laughing eyes. In the thrco weeks
since sho had come homo she had Bub
Juguted half of Lynnvllle?women no
less than men. What wonder that she
had swept Frunk Palmer off hin feet!
He was a rich mau's only child, spoil
ed of course, but a decent fellow
enough, dutiful to his father and ten
derly affectionate toward his Invalid
mother. Ho had intended to marry
Amy on purpose to please his mother,
who was foud of the girl and had
grown to depend on her greatly. Now
be had decided she would be much
fonder of Jocelyn before six months
were out. now could sho help It?
Whilo tho two girls talked of him he
WB8 saying this >>to tho Hick woman,
who answered him with only silent
choking sobs and wringing of wasted
hands. The silenco irritated hbu to
tho point of action. Ho went out of
tho house far from gently and swung
along tho tree bordered street, eyes
down, eo Intent upon his errand he ran
fairly Into n tall, sunburned fellow who
stood Irresolute upon a corner.
"N'o harm done; rather good," the
stranger said m answer to bis apolo
gies. "At least I reckon so. It gives
me a chance to speak to you without
seeming llko a confidence man. I ought
to be ashamed to say It, but the fact Is
I'm lost?lost In Lynnvllle, where I
was born n long tlmo ago. The Lyna
vlllo I remember was another sort of
place-used to be a public square,
where the turnpike went down toward
the river, with a market bouse and
"They've gone out to meet the rail
road," Frank explained, smiling In
spite of himself.
Tho stranger said, "H'm!" thou
plunged Into the middle of things with:
"Bay, what sort of proposition Is this
Cralg girl?Miss Jocelyn? You're bound
to know her If you live here."
"She's most adorable," Frank an
The stranger looked at him, also
?mlltng, but shrewdly. "It's plain she's
run her brand on you, young man," ho
said. "So you up and toll me who you
aro? And how you're fixed? No barm
meant. I've got a good reason for ask
ing. My name's ('haHonor. I've come
all the way up hero to sort of even
things. Whon I got the straight story
of my great-aunt's will and knew how
Infernally she had treated the Cralg
girl I said to myself, 'Steve, It's up to
you to make tracks up there and marry
that poor tiling.' "
"Sur? you can do It?" Frank asked,
a stormy red flashing Into his face.
Chnlloner wheeled upon him. "Lord,
yes," he said. "Even In Texas there
aren't many would turn down Steve
Chnlloner. Brer hear of the Tomahawk
Ten ranch? Pretty complete outfit, If I
do say it myself. It don ',. ?.?? lly hick
much but n mistress, and (hut -it's go
ing to have, sure as this Miss Joeelyn
shows up as any sort of Texas tlmbor.
Sho ought to be that. This little old
state of Tennessee ralnes about the best
going. Thut's what made mo wait so
long. I've been knowing I needed a
wife ever since the Tomahawk Ten got
to a fall draft of 2,000 steers, but some
how I couldn't fetch It to eomo up here
after her. Now?well, I dou't think I'm
going home by myself, not even If I
Had tho wind blows the way I think It
"How Is that?" Frank asked.
Chnlloner Inughed. "Why, that you've
gone and cut ine out before ever I was
rightly out In," he nnld. "AJu't that
"I don't know," Frnnk interrupted,
"but," doggedly, "If you'll come along
with mo we'll very soon find out."
"Ro you're going to nee her!" Chal
loner ejaculated, with a whlstlo. Then,
rubbing his hands, "But you hnveu't
told mo a word about yourself."
Frank ran luto a brief account of
himself as they swung along the street.
Chnlloner listened nttentlvoly and at
the close asked: 'Now, one thing more,
are you right sure you ain't mortgaged
property? I don't sec bow you ca?
help being, living here where folks
can't do much but marry, specially wo
men. Ob, ho, I thought so!" noting
Frank's frowning flush. "Now you
speak up?the whole truth?before wo
go a stop farther together."
"Would you ruin your life to pleane
other people?" Frank demanded.
Chnlloner looked at him narrowly.
"No man ruins his life except by doing
wrong," ho said. "Tell me the whole
tale, then I can Judge."
"Gee, but you are In a sort Of a boxl"
he said when he had heard the talc.
Then, with a swift smile, "But It
oughtn't to be hard to get you out,
with two men wanting to mnrry and
two women ready to be persuaded."
"You don't mean?" Frank began,
reaching for the other hand. Chnlloner
returned the clnsp, but said oracularly,
"Walt until I've seen 'ein both; no buy
ing pigs In a poko for yours truly "
Then there was silence until they stood
side by side upon tho Crnlg plasza
shaking hands with the two young wo
men, whoso conclave they had inter
rupted. Five minutes later Challouer
managed to wink at Frank unseen.
And when after supper they marched
away arm In arm ho hurst out: "It's all
right?mighty right?old son I I'm with
you to the last cartridge. Joeelyn has
got tho looks, but somehow that Amy
bunch of ralleo is Just the size I want.
We'vo got a whole month's time to
work In. Ought to be a pnlr of wed
dings nt the end of it."
There were a pair of weddings, al
though they waited until fall. When
they enine off Amy was so happy thnt
she made a beautiful Mrs. Chnlloner,
and Mrs. Palmer. Sr.. was nearly as
much in love with Joeelyn as her brlde
The I*wr*r'? Oflre Wo? What It
One? Wm Vor S???*m<V
Questions regarding the study of law
were seut out recently to many law
yers of Illinois by tbo University of
Illinois and elicited 1,000 replies. Prom
these It appears that the days of study
ing law In a lawyer's office have pass
ed awny. Very few of the offices have
any law students nt all. Many of the
ablest lawyers expressed the opinion
that study lu a law ofllco Is an absolute
waste- of energy. Nearly all the suc
cessful law firms declared that they
had no time to devote to young men
who desired to study law and that such
young men were a nuisance In tho of
fice. The only young man they could
use at nil was one who had already
passed his cxainluatlon for tbo state
bar and who was willing to work for
nothing for a'yeur or two in order to
get tho experience which comes from
a large office. Out of the 1,000 replies
only seven favored preparation for the
bar in a lawyer's office.
Another striking result of this Inves
tigation is found In the answers to the
questions as to the proper degree of
preliminary education a student should
have before entering the law school. A
majority of the whole number urged
that every ono taking up tho study of
the law should complete n full college
course. Of tho others a mnjorlty were
In favor of at least two years In col
lege. There was a practical unanim
ity that the completion of a four years'
high school course won tbo absolute
minimum Which was at all acceptable.
It was the general opinion that, hav
ing once entered the law school, the
young man should give his entire time
to tho work of the school and not at
tempt to combine It with work In a
lawyer's office or, Indeed, work In any
other place unless that was absolutely
accessary to pay expenses. One law
yer declared that It was n poor school
that could n <t keep a student busy nil
the time, and if a boy found himself In
such a school he ought to leave It for
one which could keep him busy.?Chi?
T!tr Flionoifrnph l''oreircn.
Phonography Js thus described in the
April number, 1032, of the Courier Ver
itable, a little monthly publication in
which novel fancies were frequently
aired: "Captain Yostcrloeh has return
ed from his voyage to the southern
lauds, which he started oa two years
and a hall' ago by order of the states
general, lie tells us, among other things,
that lu passing through a strait below
Magellan he landed In a country
where nature has furnished men with
a kind of sponges which hold sounds
and articulations as our sponges bold
liquids. So, when they wish to dis
patch a message to a distance, they
speak to one of the sponges, tnko them
up gently ond press out the words that
have been spoken Into them and learn
by this admirable means all that their
correspondents desire to know."
COMING ON ITS OWN TRAIN!
? THE GREAT ,
Van Amburg Shows,
Circus, Museum and Menagerie
WILL POSITIVELY EXHIBIT AT?-?
LAURENS, FRIDAY, NOV. 10m.
Combined on a scale of Magnitude never attempted before. Coming in all its
vast entirety. Bigger, Better, Greater, Grander than ever before. A MAG
NIFICENT DISPLAY OF ENTIRELY NEW FEATURES. Grand, Gigantic,
Mornl Museum of Marvels. The Great New Golden Menagerie.
MANY STRANGE ZOOLOGICAL SPECIMENS.
Including the Rarest Animals in Captivity. The Lioness, QUEEN, and her fam
ily of young cubs. A $25,000 FEATURE-the largest living HIPPOPOTAMUS
in captivity, weighing 6,000 pounds. A MONSTER BLOOD-SWEATING BE
HEMOTH, of Holy Writ. Captured in the densest Morass of the wildest regions
of the mysterious River Nile.
A ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN.
Brought to your city, THE HUMAN METEOR, the LaPcarl Family of Sensa
tional Acrialists. Hagihar's Japanese Troupe, M?ns, Carlosa, the perpendicular
WHELERS MARINE BAND.
The finest Musical Organization traveling with any Circus in America.
GRAND STREET PAGEANT.
Tho new and costly Steam Piano to be seen daily in our Free Spectacular New
Street Parade. A Grand Gala Day. Prepare for the coming event. One ticket
admits to all advertised shows. All Children Half Price. NO GAMBLING or
Swindling allowed. Honest and Fair Dealing the motto of this vast concern.
TWO PERFORMANCES DAILY.
DOORS OPEN AT 1 AND 7 P. M.
REMEMBER THE DAY AND,
LAURENS, FRIDAY, NOV. 10TH.
I Woo Singular Suit la l-dgcficld.
Edgepibld, Oct. 19th. ?
A suit to recover the value of a house
I burned by its tenants while in a fit of
insanity, the first suit of the kind ever
tried in SouthJCarolina, resulted in the
award of $850 to the plaintiff at Edge
The action arose from the terrible
tragedy at Trention about a year ago
in which B. B. Hughes was supposed
to have killed his family and himself.
The question was whether Hughes wil
fully set fire to the house. Witnesses
testify that he was financially embar
rassed. The jury decided that Hughes
was responsible for the deaths and the
fire and returned a verdict for the
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Placed on free trial anywhere, and scjond-hand
machines of other kinds taken in par* payment.
FOX TYPEWRITER CO,
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SOUTHERN SCALE & FIXTURE CO.
State Agents, Columbia, S. C.
W. P. HUDQENS, Local Agent,
Laurens, S. C.
DAVIS, ROPER & COMPANY
October Is a thing of the past. But we cannot let it pass without extending to our manoy friends and customers our hearty thanks for their very liberal patronage. Never in our history have we had
such an October business. The good people of Laurens and County have helped us, and we are very grateful for same. The people are learning fast that we give the Very Best for the least possible
Price. Now November is here and we want it to be the Biggest Month of the Season, and we shall spare no effort to make it larger than October. Just remember that nowhere can you get bettor
values than here, and in hundreds of instances we save you 10 per cent on every Dollar spent with us. Money back if not true. Our buyer leaves this week for New York and you can expect lively
times in Laurens from now till Xmas. - . . ------
Gents' Clothing and Shoe Department!
This Week We Offer a Fine
Just received from our best
manufacturers of Clothing in
United States a big lot of Men's
Overcoats and Raincoats. In
every one you will see the skill
ful touch of master-workman
ship and expert tailoring, while
the style and fitexcell anything
we have ever seen. Come in
and slip one on. A new line of
Fall Suits, too. at the same
price ($15.00). These are very
special, values ? suits ordinarily
sold for considerably more.
Other specials at $12, $18 and
$20, that you would have to
pay several dollars more for,
elsewhere. Let us show them
to- you?TO-DAY. : : * ;
CG?? RIG H T, 190SMr3Y
:or u STOCK IS:
All Shoes at old prices!
All bought before the
Advance in Price.
H Money saved by buying
your Shoes here.
If you want to save
money and get the
best don't faf! to
come to see
Standard Drills in short lengths worth 8 cents every
where. Our price 6J cents.
Extra good, yard wide, Sea Island. Worth every
where 1\ cents. Our price 6J cents.
52-inch Broadcloth in the best quality to be had for
36-inch black.Taffeta Silk the kind that sells for $1.00
everywhere. Our special price 89 cents.
36-inch guaranteed black Taffeta Silk, the $1.25 kind.
Our price $1.00.
We have the greatest line of value in beautiful black
Dress Goods that we have ever shown you. Should see
before buying. Prices 25 cents to $1.50.
Extra heavy 42-inch Cheviots in black and colors
No better value for the price, 50 cents.
All Wool 9 oz. Jeans, the best value in Laurens at
the price, 25 cents.
Ladies extra heavy ribbed cotton Vest. Special good
quality hi bleached and unbleached. Price 25 cents.
Heavy full size cotton Blankets. Worth everywhere
$1.25. Our special price $1.00.
All wool 10-4 gray Blankets. Good smooth quality.
The best Hose on earth for boys. Extra heavy Black
Gate. Price 25 cents.
American Lady Corsets in all styles. Price $1.00.
Ladies very fine pure Linen hemstitched Handker
chiefs. Extra value for the price, 10 cents.
F. W. L. Kid Gloves for Ladies in black and all the
best colors at $1.00.
Don't miss our line of Cloaks. We have the best
styles and prices.
Davis, Roper & Company