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"With the moat dangerous suitor.
Who Is he?"
"Well," replied Popoff confidentially,
*Tt? had my eye on her, and It seems
' to me that De Jolldon"?
"Do Jolldon!" exclaimed Dnnllo.
"Why Impossible, pray? I think I
have as good eyes as any man. I
think, sir, I cnu detect love when I
see It. And from the wny Do Jolhlon
looks at the widow- why, man, I don't
know a single thing that doesn't point
toward his being In love with her.
"If I may say bo, your excellency,"
pat In Nlsb, shuttling nervously, "1
think I could tell you of n 'single* thing,
or, rather," he added, chuckling, "when
I say 'single' I mean 'married.'"
"Mr. Nlsb," Interrupted Popoff, "If
you can stop wriggling around like an
Inebriated centlped long enough to
talk plainly, will you do me toe honor
to put your blltberlngs Into plain
word 8 ?"
"Well, your excellency," stammered
"Nlsb," observed the prlucc, "do you
suppose it's possible Do Jolidou can be
In luve wl Ii Mine. Nova Kovltcll as
well US Willi Mino. PopofT?"
' I'd I'd like l? think so," murmured
Nlsb ns he started faithfully off In the
wuko <>f Iiis chlof. "I'd like to think so.
It It would tnako It less exclusive,
less of n monopoly. And to think his
excellency never recognized his owu
Wife's fun! Whore ignorance is bliss
why road up <>n divorce Mws?"
Laying the tan on a 'nearby table,
Dnnllo was turning away when a voice
behind hi 111 called mockingly:
"Still in retreat? So you are afraid
Whirling about, the prince faced
Bon la. She was bowltcblugly pretty In
the black and gold Marsovlan dress
that showed to fullest advantage every
willowy line of her figure.
"I'm not retreating," ho contradicted,
"only skirmishing, in light cavalry
"Ami you are going away like that?
Oh, j '?Ii stupid maul"
"I leave Pari? tomorrow morning?
by tbo first trula-forever!"
"Then you won't be here, after all. to
dance at my wedding?"
"Rut you promised. And now, I sup
pose, I shall never see you again, for
when I'm innrrled Ishnll live In Paris."
"I thought you were more patriotic,"
he sighed. "It seems hard that you
should turn your back on your native
land, marry a Frenchman and settle
"Yet it Is what I have decided." she
answered. "This Is probably tbo last
time I shall wear our native costume
or dunce our w ild national dances. To
day's fete Is a sort of farewell to old
"No; our dances and costumes would
not appeal to a Frenchman. Who Is
It you are going to marry'?"
"The engagement Isn't announced
yet," she evaded.
"Then," ho returned, with a shrug,
"I suppose .1 shall never know, for 1
leavo early tomorrow."
ALL HER MARSOVIAN QUESTS WORE THEIR PICTURESQUE NATIVE COSTUMES.
Nish, "I happen to know M. do Joll
dou Is already head over heels In love
with a lady who has a husband. He" -
"Mr. Nish," thundered Popoff, "yon
are demeaning yourself to the con
temptlble act of talking scandal: Are
you aware of that, Mr. Nlsb? If so.
go on talking It and tell me who she
"You fool!" whispered Dnnllo in
Nish's ear. "Everybody but the am
bassador himself knows it Is Mine.
Popoff whom De Jolldon loves. Be
"Well, Mr. Nlsb," repeated Popoff
majestically as he eyed the squirming
clerk with lofty majesty, "I'm wail
ing to Lcp.r the name of the lady that
De Jolldon is In love with."
"He?ho neglected to tell mo, your
excellency," sputtered Nlsb.
"Then," decided the ambassador, "I
shall discover her by diplomatic means,
and when I find who she Is she shall
use her influence to lure Do Jolldon
away from the widow. Tri nee, will
you help me in this?"
"Leave It all to mo," suggested Da
nllo, with startling willingness. "Don't
try to learn her identity yourself. Let
me attend to tbo whole matter."
"All right," consented Popoff, "Ii
will be a good lesson in diplomacy for
you. Perhaps I can put you on the
The ambassador drew an Ivory fan
from his pocket.
"Last night at the embassy ball,"
said he, "Nova Kovltch, who used to
be one of my attaches, brought mo
this. He was cra/.y with jealousy,
He'd Just picked up the fan; said it
was his wife's and that some man had
written 'I love you' on one of lip
sticks. He was going homo to bent his
wife and make her confess who tbo
villain was when I persuaded my wife
to save poor Mine. Nova Kovltch by
protending the fan was her own. Ah,
but my wife is a born diplomatist!
Nova Kovltch was convinced, and I
pocketed the fan for future reference."
Danllo took the trinket from Popoff's
hands and read the penciled Inscrip
'Why," he salt1, on Impulse, "this is
De Jolldon's handwriting! How does It
happen that ho"
"Then," squealed Popoff In triumph,
"Jt is Mme. Nova Kovltch be loves.
The whole thing Is absurdly simple
when a brain like mine Is brought to
beer on It!"
Delighted with his own astuteness,
the ambassador pattered off to Join tho
other guests, leaving Danllo, fan IA
band, blankly faclog the astounded lit
"I < .iii'l loll what you mean," he nn
j swcrod, pu/./.led.
"Auel I shan't tell what I moan," she
1 rejoined. "By tho way," she added,
"how do yon happen to he here? Von
dei lined my Invitation."
I "I'm here," he replied bluntly, "be
cause I iu making It my business to
got l id of every Frenchman who shows
I signs of proposing to you."
I "But why'.-" she asked In wonder.
"i'i?:? my own amusement; that's all."
"\ ou you dou't happen to bu in love
I wiih ino yourself?" shw asked, a tinge
I of willfulness in the light mockery of
"Certainly not!" ho retorted, with
i suspicious promptitude.
"You're very, very rude!" she re
proved. "Hut since you don't love mw
yoU ?'.!ght to be able to give lite good
udvlco about accepting a man I really
w.-.:il to marry."
"Oil!" growled Danllo, chagrined.
? Then there is some one you want to
"\\ hoover the man Is, he's after
your money," h? sneered.
"No," sho contradicted. "He Is not -
Hol this one."
"You said all men wore alike."
"This man is different. He loves mo."
"Then marry him: What Is it to me?
Maro any one you. want to. I don't
en 1*0. And I'll dame at your wedding.
I I! dance (ill I wear holes through
oOltl my shoes."
' \ ou pllly boy!" she scoffed. "You're
"ji iious?" he raged. "Jealous? I
jealous? That's a good one!"
Words failed him, and lie stalked
away to a nearby summer house,
Whore he paused. lOSI In seeming con
templation of the little building's archi
The ncglc< led fan lying on the table
I Caught Sonhl'H eye. She picked It up
Idly and opened it. The words "I love
you" met her gaze. Quickly she glanced
"I understand," she murmured to
herself, "lie vo*ved he'd never say it
to me, SO he'.; written It."
Noting (hat Danllo'8 back was to
ward her, she furtively lifted the fan
lo her lips and kissed tho written
words, Then as she restored it to the
labie she whlspored:
".hi.-1 I ho same, I'll make him say
It. Ho shall!"
Shtr crossed to where he stood.
"Have you nothing to say to me,
princeV" she asked.
"Only one thing good by!"
"Ooodby!" she echoed. "You're?
J you're UOl going'/"
"And you won't dance at my wed
"I've told you I would not."
"If you won't," she cried, a sudden
Inspiration flashing through her mind
and lighting her pale face to dazzling
beauty, "dance with me now!"
She stretched out her slender white
arms with an allurement that no mor
tal man could resist.
ANCB with me!" repented So
Tho faroff orchestra had
struck up a dashing, gay
Marsovlnn air. Impelled by the music
and her glance of daring, Danllo sprang
In an Instant the two were whirling
madly amid tho Intricacies of a wild
Kassian dance such as has for count
less centuries been performed from Si
beria's ice plain to Tartar steppes?a
dance of youth, agility, utter aban
Yet as tboy came panting to a halt
at the last crashing note of music tho
face of neither reflected tho exhilara
tion the swift motion and stirring
measures usually evoked. In fact, Da
nllo's brow wore n very perceptible
?cowl. Sonla, too, was downcast. Had
her rash experiment failed?
"You didn't enjoy that," said she.
"Not especially," he confessed. "Did
"No. You don't dance as well as you
"You've probably grown to prefer
French partners," he replied, piqued
nt the reflection on his dancing.
"From all I hear," she retorted, "you
have little right to reproach me on
WE'RE going to put School Shoes on a
whole army of Boys and Girls during the coining
Every one of them will he correctly fitted
as regards size width and shape of last.
Every pair of Shoes, too, will be the
Best School Shoes
That Money Can Buy!
The styles will 1)0 correct, and
the durability will give great satis
Other stores may quote our prices
but they don't sell our sort of School
Shoes ?No, Sir, not by a long Shot.
BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES
1.25, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50 to $3.00
GIRLS' SCHOOL SHOES
1.25, 1.50, 1.75 to $2.00
The One Price Store
Customer's Shoes Shi net I Free
Mass Meeting of Women!
A CELEBRATION TO FASHION'S SHRINE
To which men, youths and children as well are invited to sit up and lake
^notice. A talk with the bark on it. Straight body blows, with no hitting
below the belt.
It Concerns Your Pocket Book and Person
Now down to facts. Catch tho spirit, please, and give us your prayerful attention while we
address ourselves to get in a little heart to heart story of great pith and purpose. THIS
STORE'S READINESS IS AT FLOOD TIDE. You can sail in, swim in, or walk in, and every
shelf, table and counter confronts you with largo living, golden opportunities. Values that tlo
all but speak English unmistakable matchless. After two weeks' daily drudge in New York
and Baltimore shows results today. We worked, and bought, and planned while you slept, and
today the awakening unfold the most gorgeous and glittering panorama of "right up to the mo
ment" merchandise it was ever our pleasure and your profit to back into. Read every word.
A value Iuri s in every line.
The wool, tho silk, the mixed.
Our homo American mills have
vied with the looms of France,
Germany and England and out of
the bunch, goodness knows we
had the pick. Even the deft lin
gers of tho .laps has been in our
wearing apparel pie and we want
you to inspect the result of our
best efforts in buying, and if you
don't say we've tho "real thing"
in this line, we'll say thank you
Note these special selections
and judge the entire show by
BO'inch all-wool Panama (not .31?
inch) at B0C the yard.
BrilliantineS, Wool Voiles, Mel
rosc, Broadcloths, Wool Ila
tistes, Corduras, Cashm res,
Henrietta, etc., all at popular
For Neck and
Amazingly gteat as wo have
heretofore considered this de
partment, it compares now with
previous efforts, as the rose to
the dog fennel. There's more
pretty conceits this season in wo
men's Neckwear and Helta than
was ever dreamed of, and what
makes us so stuck up is we bit off
a batch of every good new thing
we saw. Women feel like shout
ing the minute they see the beau
ty, so come and shout with us
Among the top notchcrs to be
gazed upon, take our advice and
sec them, is the
New Merry Widow Uuchings.
Merry Widow Ties.
Saucy Sissy Ties, Lace Collars.
Colored Buchings, etc.
From baby tootsies, by grace
ful and easy steps, economically
upwards, including shoes for hoys
and girls, tho young miss, the
maiden, mother, father and all
the family. We show jvhat's
rigid, in shape and lightest jn
value. We can so shoe tho fam
ily that it would take an hundred
years to shoo you away from thl i
our groat shoe department once
you get the habit. Kindly see
the new capers in shoe making as
expounded by this store and then
pass us up IF YOU CAN.
Out of hundreds as good as
good can be, wo ask you to talk
it over on these:
Women's Kangaroo Shoes
guaranteed solid leather, from
$1.25 a pair.
Men's Shoes from W.26 to $5 00
per pair all new and up to now
We bought from a New York firm the biggest and cheapest line of Embroideries and In
sertions ever brought to Laurens. In this lot are Embroideries worth from 12 to 25 cents the
yard. In all we bought 8,600 yards and will put tho lot on sale at 6 to 12Jc the yard.
They are all new patterns, and the best line we have ever had to ofTcr. Don't forget to
ask to set- the Embroideries.