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'rtXAJ^Jvl* COPYRIGHT, 1907. BY McCLURE. PHILLIP? &? CO.
By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON,
Authors ?l "o'A- Lttfhtnlng Conductor," "Rojc
m?ry ,n *e?rch of ? Father," Etc. J? J?
f CHAPTER. THIRTEEN!
i; (OAK FA ST nt Schloss
Lyndalberg was au In
fornial meal under the
r c i g n of Mochtilde.
Those who were socia
bly inclined appeared.
Those who loved not their species un
til the day was older oto In their
Leopold had shown himself at the
table each morning, however, and set
the fashion, And the day after the
parting in the garden lie was enriler
even than usual. It was easy to bo
early, as lie had not been to bed that
night, but ho had an extra Incentive, j
lie could scarcely wait to sec bow
Helen Mow bray would meet him?
whether she would still bo cold or
whether sound advice from her mother
would have made her kind.
Tills was ids last day nt Lyndalberg.
By his special request no programme
of entertainment had beeu arranged,
and before coming down to breakfast
Leopold had been turning over In bis
mind plan after plan for another
chance of meeting the girl alone. He
bad even written a letter, but bad
torn it up because he was unable to
say on paper what was really in his
Breakfast passed, however, and when
she did not appear Leopold grow rest
less, lie did not ask for her before
the others, but when ho and the baron
ess had strolled out together on the
terrace, where white peacocks spread
their jeweled tails, the emperor sought
fcOUlO opportunity of bringing in the
name that tilled ids thoughts.
?I sec the red October lilies are open
ing." he said. "Miss Mowbray will be
Interested. Sin; tells me thero's noth
ing like them in England."
"Ah, she has gone Just too soon!"
sighed tln> baroness.
The emperor glance ! quickly from
the mass of crimson flowers to his
hostess' lace. "Gone?" he repeated.
"Yes," tin- baroness answered. "They
must have reached Kronburg before
this. You know, they left their com
panion there. Perhaps your majesty
did not rcall'/.o that they were leaving
here quite so early V"
lie turnt I bo while under the brown
tan the mountains had given that the
baroness was alarmed. She lied taken
Virginia's words as Virginia had
meant her to take them and therefore
supposed that a formal farewell of
some sort had been spoken. Tins Im
pression did not prevent hot' from
guessing that there must have been a
misunderstanding, and she was tin
gling with a lively curiosity which she
was obliged carefully to hide.
The romance which had been enact
ed under her eyes she believed to bo
largely of her own making, and, not
being a bad hearted woman, she had
grown fond of Virginia. She had even
had pangs of conscience, and, though
ShO did not see the waj for a happy
ending to the pretty drama, it dis
tressed her that the curtain should go
down on sadness.
"I diil not know they were going at
all," Leopold answered frankly, will
ing to sacrifice his pride for tho sake
of coming quickly at the truth.
"Oh," exclaimed tho baroness, "I am
distressed! Miss .Mowbray distinctly
said when I begged that they would
wait, 'The emperor will understand.' "
"I do understand now I know they
have gone," lie admitted. "But Miss
Mowbray thinks sho has some cause
of complaint against me, and she's
mistaken. I can't let such a mistake
go UUCOlTOCtod. You say they must lie
at Kl'OUburg before this. Aro they
staying on I here?"
"I'm (ifraid not, your majesty. They
leave Kronburg for England today by
the Orient express."
"Do you happen to remember at
what hour the train starts'.'"
"I believe at 12."
Leopold pulled out his watch. It was
twenty minutes past 11. Forty times
Sixty seconds and the girl would be
Tho blood rushed to his face. Bar
ring accidents, lie could catch her if
ho ordered his motor car and left nt
once. But to cut short his visit at
Sehloss Lyndalberg would lie virtually
to take the world into his secret. Lot
him allege important state business at
Hie capital if lie chose, gossip would
Still say that the girl had lied; that ho
had pursued her. Tho baroness knew
already. Others would Chatter as if
they knew. That was Inevitable?If he
A month ago, whon yielding to In
clination meant humbling his prldo as
emperor and man, BUCh a question
would have answered Itself. Now it
answered ItSOlf also, (ho only differ
ence holng thai tho answer was exact
ly opposite to what It would havo been
a month earlier.
"BnronesSi forglvo me," ho said
quickly. "I must go. I can't explain."
"You need not try," sho answered
"'thank you a hundred times. Make
everything as Straight for mo ns you
can. Say what you will. I give you
carle blanche, for we're old friends,
lid I trust you."
"It's for me to [hauk your majesty.
You want your motor car?"
"I'll telephone. Your chauffeur will
have It here lu six minutes. And your
a id-de-camp. Will you"?
"I don't want him, thanks. I'd rather
Seven minutes later the big white
motor car was at the door which was
the private entrance to the omperor's
suit, and the emperor was watting for
it, having forgotten all about tho sable
lined coat which had been a present
from the czar. If It had boon midwin
ter ho would have forgotten, Just tho
same, nor would ho have known that
It was cold.
There was plenty of time now to car
ry out his plan, which was to catch
the Orient express at the Kronburg
station and present himself to the
Mowbrays in the train lator. As to
what would happen afterward, It was
beyOnd planning, but Leopold knew
that the girl had loved him, and ho
hoped that ho would havo Lady Mow
bray on his side.
The only way of reaching Kronburg
from Schloss Lyndalberg was by road.
There was no railway connection be
tween the two places. But the town
and ttie castle wero separated by a
short eight miles, and nntll checked by
trattle in the suburbs the sixty horse
power car could cover a mile In lees
than two minutes.
Unfortunately, however, police regu
lations were strict, and of this Leo
pold could not complain, as he bad ap
pro ved them himself. Once he was
stopped and would certainly not hare
been allowed to proceed had ho not re
vealed himself as tho emperor, the
owner of tho one unnumbered car In
Ithaotla. As It was, ho had Buffered
a delay of five minutes, and Just as
ho was congratulating himself on tho
goodness of his tires, which had inr.de
him no trouble for many weeks, a loud
report as of a pistol shot gave warn
ing of a puncture.
Hut there was not a moment to waste
on repairs. Leopold drovo on on tho
rims, o'dy to acknowledge presently
the truth of an old proverb, "The more
haste the less speed."
Delayed by a torn and flapping tire,
the enr arrived at the big central sta
tion of Kronburg only Ovo minutes be
fore 12. Ixiopold dashed in, careless
whether ho wero recognised or not,
and was surprised at the absence of
the crowd which usually throngs the
platform before tho departure of the
most Important train of the day.
"Is the Orient express late?" he ask
' ed of an inspector to whom ho was
but a man among other men.
"No, sir. Just on time. Went out
live minutes ago."
"But it isn't duo to start till 12."
"Summer time table, sir. Autumn
time table takes effect today, the 1st
of October. Orient oxpress departure
changed to 11:60."
An unreasoning rage against fate
boiled In tho emperor's breast. He
ruled this country, yet everything In It
seemed to conspire in a plot to wreck
his dearest desires.
For a few seconds he stood speech
less, feeling as if ho had l>ecn dashed
against a blank wall and there were
no way of getting around It. Yet the
ecconds wore but fow, for Leopold was
not a man of slow decisions.
Ills first step was to Inquire the
nnmo of the town at which the Orient
expn SB Stopped soonest. In three
hours, he learned, It would reach Pel
garde, the last station on tho Rhaetlan
side of the frontier.
Ills first thought on hearing this was
to engage a special and follow, But
even in these days there is much red
tape entangled with railway regula
tions lu Ulmet In. It SOOIl appeared
that It would be quicker to take tho
next train to Felgardo, which was due
to leave in half an hour and would ar
rive; only an hour later than tho Orient
Leopold's heart was chilled, but he
Shook off despondency and would not
bo discouraged. Telephoning to tho
hotel where the Mowbrays had boon
stopping, he learned that they had
gone. Then ho wroto out a telegram:
Mi? Helen Mowbrny, Traveling From
Kronburg to I'nrla by Orient Kxpreaa,
Caro of Htntton Matter nt Felgardo:
I implore you l^nvo tho trnln at Fel
gardo and wnlt for me. Am following In
nil haste, Will nrrlvo Folgnrdo ono hour
after you and hopo to find you at Leo
So far the wording was simple. He
had signified his intention and express
ed his wish, which would havo been
lie u rote, mo/thcr, which he alyncd "Leo,
the ChamnlH Hunter."
more than enough to assure the accom
plishment of his pUrpOM had he been
dealing with a subject. Unfortunately,
however, Holcu "Mowbray was not a
subject and had exhibited no sign of
subjectInn. It was therefore futile to
prophesy whether or no aho would
chooeo to grant hla request.
Revolving tho pros and cons, ho was
forced to conclude that she probably
would not grant It?unless ho bad somo
new argument to bring forward. Yet
what had ho to urgo that ho had not
already urged twice over? What could
he say at this eleventh hour which
would not only Induce her to await his
coming at Fol garde, but Justify him
!s making a lost appeal when ho camo
to explain It in person?
As be Rtood pen In hand suddenly ho
found himself recalling n fairy story
which ho had never tired of reading In
his childhood. Under tho disguise of
fancy It was a lesson against vacilla
tion, ami he had often snld to himself
.as a boy that when ho grow*up ho
j would not, like the prince of tho story,
I miss a ulft of the gods through weak
The pretty legeud In Iii? mind had
for a hero a young prince who went
abroad to seek bis fortuno and receiv
ed from ono of tho fatos to whom ho
paid a visit three magic citrons, which
ho must cut open by the side of a cer
tain fountain. He obeyed bis Instruc
tions, but when from the llrst citron
sprang an exquisite fairy maiden, de
manding a drink of water, the young
iuru lost his presence ot mind. While
he sat staring the lovely lady van
ished, and with a second experiment it
was tho' same. Only tho third citron
remained of tho fate's squandered
gifts, and when the prince cut it In
half the maiden who appeared was so
much more beautiful than her sisters
that In adoring wonder he almost lost
her as ho had lost the others.
"My knife is on tho rind of tho last
citron now," I.eopold said to himself.
"Let mo not lose the ono chance I have
I.ast night ho had believed that there
would not t)o room !n a man's heart
for more love than his held for Helen
Mowbray; but, realizing to the full
bow great wos tho dnugcr of losing
her, he found that his lovo had grown
He had thought It a Bacriflce to sug
gest a morgauatlc marriage. Now a
voice seemed to say In his ear: "Tho
prlco you offered was not enough. Is
love worth all to you or not?" And he
answered: "It Is worth all. I will offer
all, yet not count It o sacrifice. That Is
love, and nothing less Ih love."
A white light broke before his eyes
like a meteor bursting, and tho volco
In his ear spoko words that sent a
ilame through his veins.
"I will do It," he snld. "Who Is
there among my people who will daro
say 'No' to their emperor's 'Yes?' 1
will make a new law. I will be a law
His face, that had been pale, was
fluBhed. He tore up the unfinished
telegram and wrote nnother, which ho
signed "IiOO, tho Chamois Hunter."
Then, when he had banded in the
mcssagn and paid, there was but Just
time to buy his ticket, engage a whole
first class compartment for himself
and dash Into it l>eforo his train was
due to start.
As It moved slowly out of the big
station Leopold's brnln rang with the
noble music of his gront resolve. lie
could see nothing, think of nothing,
but that. Ills anna ached to clasp his
love. Ills Hps, cheated last night, al
ready felt her kisses, for Blie would
glvo them now, and she would give
herself. He was trending the past of
an empire underfoot in tho hope of a
future with her, and every throb of
tho engine was taking him nearer to
tho threshold of that future.
Hut such moments of supremo ex
altation come rarely In a lifetime. The
heart of man or woman could not beat
on for long with stieb wild music for
accompnnlment, and so It was that ns
the moments pasHcd the song of the
emperor's blood fell to n minor key.
Ho thought passionately of Virginia,
but ho thought of IiIh country ns well
and tried to weigh tho effect upon oth
ers of tho thing that ho was prepared
tp do. There was no one on earth
whom Leopold of Itbaetla need fear,
but there was ono to whom he owed
much, ouo whom It would be grievous
In his father's day ono man, old
even then, had built upon the founda
tions of a tragic past a great and pros
perous nation. This man had been to
I<eopold what his father had never
been and, without tho magic power of
Inspiring warm affect Inn, had Instilled
respect and gratitude in the breast of
an enthusiastic boy.
"I'oor old Von Dreitstolnl" tho em
peror sighed. "The country Is his Idol
?tho country with nil the old tradi
tions. He'll feel this break sorely. I'd
spare him If I could. Hut I can't llvo
my life for him."
Ho sighed again and looked up,
frowning, at a sudden sound which
Llko a spirit cnlled from the deep,
there stood the chancellor at the door
lietween Leopold's compartment and
the one adjoining.
With the boKt modern conven
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standards of leeching and living,
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For attractive catalog write
REV. JAMBS BOYCR,
Duo Wesl, S, C.
Conditions Make For Creatures of ?n
Advanced Order of Intellect.
Whatever Its nctunl ugo, any ltfe
now existent on Mars must be In tho
land stage of Its development?on the
whole, a much higher one than the ma
rine. But, more thnn this. It should
probably have gone much further If It
exists nt nil, for In Its evolving of terra
llrmn Mnra has far outstripped the
earth. Mars' surface Is now all land.
Its forms of life must be not only ter
restrial ns ngnlnst aquatic, but even
ns opposed to terraqueous ones. It
must have renched not simply tho
stage of land dwelling where the pos
sibilities are greater for those able to
embrace them, but that further point
of pinching poverty where brain Is
needed to survive nt nil.
The struggle for existence In the
planet's decrepitude und decay would
tend to evolve intelligence to cope with
circumstances growing momentarily
more and more adverse. But, further
more, tho solidarity that tho condi
tions prescribed would conduce to a
breadth of understanding sufficient to
utilize It. Intercommunication over tho
whole globe Is mnde not only possible,
but obligatory. This would lend to tho
ensler sprendlng over It of some domi
nant creature? especially were this Ihj
Ing of nn ndvnnced order of Intellect
able to rise above its bodily limitations
to amelioration of the conditions
through exercise of mind. What nl>
Bence of sens would thus entail ob
sence of mountains would further.
These two obstacles to distribution re
moved, life there would tend the
quicker to reach n highly organized
stage. Thus Mnrtlnn conditions them
selves make for Intelligence.?Perclval
Lowell tu Century.
RAYS AND SKATES.
They Are Known to Fishermen as the
Jokes of the Son.
The rays nod skntes nre tho Jokes of
the sen. Their bodies nro ns tint as
the pancakes made by tho muu in
white on n griddle In tho window of n
"beef nnd" restaurant. Their eyes
look upward, and they have tails as
slender and tapering as the whip of
a ringmaster of a circus.
In the United States the most com
mon rays ore called "skatos." Tho
Whip tailed rays because of their long,
slender tails with their erectllo sptnea
at the end, capable of Indicting severe
nnd dangerous wounds, are frequently
called sting ray8. The common sting
ray feeds on oysters, clams and other
valuable mollusks and In the Atlantic
waters Is known ns the "clam cracker."
Of the skates the commonest as well
as the smallest species on the Atlantic
const Is known ns the tobacco box;
tho largest is aptly ended the bnrn
door. On the western const of the
United States Is found the big sknte,
which reaches n length of six feet,
two feet larger thnn Its eastern rela
Because of Its habit of rolling Itself
up when cnugtit the common sknte hns
been cnlled "bonnet skate." It Is nlso
known ns the "hedgehog rny."
On the New Jersey const the trawl
fishermen cut off the brond, fleshy
"wings" nnd they are sold for "sad
dles," sometimes bringing B and even
10 cents a pound. These men call the
fish "possum," "sea possum" and "bob
talled sknte." As a rule, nnglers throw
tho tlsh hack Into the water ns being
of no vnlue.
Not at All Like Him.
To the studio of fin nrtlst who had
just finished n portrait of a distin
guished resident of o neighboring city
n friend of the sitter enmo to look nt
the newly painted ennvns. The visitor
was nearsighted nnd not particularly
well acquainted with studios. lie
wanted to see how good n likeness had
been mnde of Ids friend. Ho kept
walking nenrer nnd nenrer to tho paint
ing and finally put out Ids finger as If
to touch If. The artist wns getting
nervous at the nppronch of tho finger
to tho pnlnt, nnd he nsked the visitor
not to touch tho portrait, ns It wns not
dry. The nenrslghted man put down
ids hnnd nnd walked to tho door, turn
ing only to say, "If It Isn't dry It Isn't
my friend." And ho walked out.?New
The Land of Fire and Ice.
An examplo of tho strnngeness of
Iceland Is furnished by tho volcano
Mnfla. This is burled under immense
snow fields, but from tlmo to time its
fires burst through the glittering
blanket) nnd then such floods nre pour
ed from tho melting Ice tbnt n great
stretch of country botwoon the volcano
nnd tho sea Is Inundated and Imgo
masses of Ico nro carried out Into tho
Ocean. It Ih unsnfo even to cross the
territory lying between Mntln nnd tho
sen, so Suddenly como the floods.?Chi
Two boys of strict Freo church par
entage nnd upbringing In n Scottish
town wero comparing Iniquities. One
boasted tbnt ho had furtively been nt
a circus show. "All, but I havo dono
worse thnn tbnt," snld the other, "for
I've been onco in the pit nt the theater
and twice in tho Kstabllshed kirk."?
A Pert Answer.
Mistress (nstonndod)?You can't rend,
Nornh? Oood gracious! How did you
ever lenrn to cook so well? New Cook
? Shore, mum, Ol Iny It t' not lioln' nblo
to rndo th' cookbooks.?Town and Coun
"Whnt do you think young Chumpley
"About 200 pounds on the scnles nnd
a boot ten ounces In the community."?
("leveland Plain Denier.
The Newse From Rabun.
Rabun, Aug. 3.-A family re-union
was held at the home of Misses Christie
Clarinda nnd Unicie Abcrcronibic last
week, quite a crowd of friends and rela
tives being present. The old Abercrom
bie homestead, situated a mile north of
Rabun, has been there for something
like a century. This was their first re
union and it is hoped they will continue
to have it annually in the future.
Mr. Ivan Abercrombie, who has been
quite ill with fever, is roported some
Mr. Nesbitt Mahon, who has also
been quite sick, threatened with fever,
A meeting is in progress at Rabun,
being conducted by the pastor.
The Best Pills Ever Sold.
"After doctoring 16 years for chronic
indigestion and spending over two hun
dred dollars nothing has done me as
much good as Dr. King's New Life
Pills. I consider them the best pills
ever sold," writes B. F. Ayscue, of In
glcsidc, N. C. Sold under guarantee at I
Laurens Drug Co.'s and Palmetto Drug
Co. 's drug stores. 25c.
Annual Re-union of Co. "F."
The annual re-union of Co. "F," 14th
S. C. V., will be held on the 19th inst.
at Langston's church. We invite all
old soldiers and the public generally to
meet with us with well fdled baskets to
spend the day.
J. P. DILLARD.
Chronic Diarrhoea Relieved.
Mr. Edward E. Henry, with the
United States Express Co., Chicago,
writes, "Our General Superintendent,
Mr. Quick,handed me a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy some time ago to check an at
tack of the old chronic diarrhoea. I
have used it since that time and cured
many on our trains who have been sick.
I am an old soldier who served with
Rutherford B. Hayes and William Mc
Kinley four years in the ?lrd Ohio Reg
! iment, nnd have no ailment except
chronie diarrhoea, which this remedy
stops at once. For sale by Laurens
Excursion August 14th.
Excursion rates from Laurens to Nor
folk, Va., (for seaside resorts), $10.30;
to Wilmington, N. C, (Wrightsville
beach), $(5.50. Corresponding rates
from other points. Through Pullman
sleeping cars on train No. 82 direct to
Norfolk, arriving Norfolk 7..'10 a. m.
August 15th. Tickets limited to return
on any train until September 1st, 1908.
Make up your party and go via the At
lantic Coast Line. Enjoy the surf and
ocean breezes for two weeks.
For reservations or any information
write W. J. Craig, passenger traffic
manager; T. C. White, general passen
ger agent, Wilmington, N. C, or J. F.
Livingston, soliciting agent, Columbia,
! S. C.
Case After Case.
Plenty More Like This in
Scores of Laurens people can tell you
about Doan's Kidney Pills. Many a
happy citizen makes a public statement
of his experience. Here is a case of it.
What better proof of merit can be had
than such endorsement?
Mrs. Georgia Pitts, RtO Mill St., Lau
rens, S. C. says: '"I cannot say too
much in praise of Doan's Kidney "Pills.
I suffered a great deal from dizzy head
aches and constant pains through my
back and loins. The kidneys were very
irregular in action. I was weak and
nervous and at times felt so run down
that I could not do my work. None of
the many remedies I tried helped me
and when I learned of Doan's Kidney
Pills I procured a supply at the Palmetto
Drug Co. I took them as directed and
as a result I am now free from any of
the above named annoyances."
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Remember the name Doan's-and
j take no other.
Take notice that on the 12th day of
Sept., 1908, we will render n final ac
count of our acts and doings ns execu
tors of the estate of Jane A. Auld, de
ceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county at 11 o'clock
a. m. and on the same day will apply
for a final discharge from our trust as
All persons indebted to snid estate
! are notified and required to make pay
ment on that dale; and all persons hav
ing claims against said estate will pro
sent them on or before said date, duly
proven, or be forever barred. '
C. E. ROWLAND,
C, R. ROWLAND,
August 12, 1908- 2-4t
J. L. M. IRBY
CIVIL KNOIN K E It
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Ironing Made Easy.
Mann fin-lured |>y
SMOOTHING IRON HEATER CO..
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CHARLESTON AND WESTRRN CARO'
Arrival and Departure of Trains, Laurens,
EFFECTIVE JUNE 10, 1008.
No. 1. Leave Augusta.10:10 a in
No. 1. Leave Laurens. 2:32 p in
No. 1. Arrive Spnrianburg.. 4:05 pm
No. 6. Leave Grconwt od.. .. 6:50 a m
No. 5. Leave Laurens. 7:55 a In
No. 5. ArriveSpartanburg.. 9.30 am
No. 53. Leave Greenville.12:20 p m
No. 53. Arrive I,aureus. 1:45 p m
No.*86. Leave Greenville ? 4:30 i> m
No.*8(>. Arrive Laurens. 6:25 pm
No. 2. Leave Spartanburg ... 12:20 p m
No. 2. Leave Laurens. 2:32 j> m
No. 2. Arrive Augusta. 6:15 p m
No. 6. Leave Spartanburg ... 5:00 p m
No. fi. Leave Laurens. 6:35 p in
No. 6. Arrive Greenwood .... 7:50 i> m
No.*S7. Leave Laurens. 8:10 a m
|No.?H7. Arrive Greenville_10:20 a m
j No. 52. Leave Laurent. 2:35 p m
' No. 52. Arrive Grccnvilh ... 4:00 pm
Trains "8(5 and *87 daily except Sunday.
Tri-weekly through Pullman Parlor
Car service between Augusta and Ashe
viile on trains Nos. 1 and 2; North?
bound,Tuesdays,Saturdays; Soul hbound
Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday .
C. IL GASQUE, Agent,
I .aureus, S. ('.
G. T. RRYAN, Gen. Agt.,
Greenville. S. C.
A.W. ANDF.IiSON. Gen. Supt.
ERNEST WILLIAMS, G.P.A.,
If you have Real Es
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want to buy sec us.
We have some nice
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county to oiler.
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