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12 PAGES. PART 2, PAGES 9 To 12
VOLUME XXIX. AURItip, SOUTh CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 1914.
l7/ TIALLIE LRT
ILTSTRATUD f- I
.W'iY/rN /P/w '12 .BY 8O O-FAfM4
CITAPTElR I--John Valiant, a rich so
ciety favorite, sudtenily discovOIs that the
Valiant corporatiorn, which his father
fontded ati which was the prh.ietpal
mouret of his wealth. has failed.
CIAPTEhR I--Tie voluntarily turns
over his private fortuno to the receiver
r the corporation.
CIIAPTER III-lls entire renainir.g
sBessionIs consist of an old motor car,
white bull dog anir Daiuory court, a
slcied estate In Virginia.
CIiAPTER TV-Ho learns that this es
to came into the family 117 royal grant
d has been in the possession of the
lilants over since.
On the Red Road.
The green, mid-May Virginian
afternoon was arched with a sky as
blue as the tiles of the Temple of
Heaven and steeped in a wash of sun
light as yellow as gold. Nothing in all
the springy lai, scapo but looked
warm and opalescent and inviting-ex
cept a tawny bull that from across a
barre , fence-corner switched a trucu
ieit till in silence and glowered sul
lenly at tho big motor halted motion
less at the side of the twisting roads
i l l 1
For a Long Time John Valiant Sat
Motionless, the Opened Letter In
His Hand, Staring at Nothing.
Curled worm-liko in the driver's
Seat, with his chin on his knees, John
Faliant sat with his eyes upon the
,distance. For an hour he had whirred
}through that wondrous shimmer of
color with a flippant loitering breeze
In his face, sweet from the crimson
Mover that poured and rooted over the
"Chum, old man," said Valiant, with
his arm about the bulldog's neck, "if
those color-photograph chaps had
own us this, we simply wouldn't
have believed it, would we? Such
scenery beats the roada wve're used to,
~what?" lie wound his strong lingers
i n a choking grip in the scruff of the
hite neck, as a chipmunk chattered
iby on the low stone wall. "No, you
lon't you cannibal! He's a jolly lit
,die beggar, and ho doesn't deserve be
Hie filled his briar-wood pipe and
drew ini great breaths of the fragrant
incense. "What a pity you doen't
smoke, Chum; you miss such a lot!"
After a time lhe shook himself and
Socked the red core from the pipe
wl against his bcot-heel. "I hate to
start," ho confessed, half to the dog
and half to himself. "To leave any
i4bng so sheerly beautiful as this!
Iowever, on with the dance! By the
read map the village can't be far now,
S8o long, Mr. Buili"
Hie clutched the self-starter. But
there was only a protestant wheeze;
the car declined to budge. Climbing
ldown, he cranked vigorously. The
lnotor turned over with a surly grunt
remonstrance and after a tentative
Irob-throb, coughed and stopped dead.
'miothing was wrong. With a sigh
aflung off his tweed jacket, donned a
~udgy "jumper," opened his tool-box,
dwith a glance at his wrist-watch
bich told him it was three o'clock,
throw up the monster's hood and went
jJitterly to work.
At hlalf past three the investigation
- ad got as far as thle lubricator. At
'ur o'clock the bulldog hlad given it
~up and gone nosing afield. At half
iast four John Valiant lay flat on his
~ack, like seine disreputable stovadore,
ialternately tinkering with refractory
|valves an~d cursing the obdurate
miechanism. A sharp stone gnawed
Ienziedly into the erhall of his back
jand just as he made a fInal vicious
[AILl1V o P03-T wnrrmrR)
lunge, something gave way and a
prickling red-hot stab of pain shot zig
zagging from his smitten crazy-bone
through every tortured crevice of his
impatient frame. Like steel from flint
it struck out a crisp oath that brought
an answering bovino snort from the
Worming like a lizard to freedom,
his eyes puckered shut with the
wrot'hed pang, John Valiant sat up
and shour his grimy flst in the air.
"You silly lo:-ing idiot!" he cried.
"Thump your own ezy-bone and see
how you like it! You-oh, lord!"
His arm dropped, and a flia;h spread
over his face to the brow. Por his
eyes had opened. He was gesturing
not at the bull but at a girl, who
fronted him bnside the road, haughti
ness in the very hue of her gray-blue
linen walking suit and, in the clear
cut cameo face under her felt cavalry
hat, myrtle-blue eyes that held a
smolder of mingled astonishment and
indignation. An instant he gazed, all
the muscles of his face tightened with
"I-I beg your pardon," he stan
mered. "I didn't see you. I really
didn't. I was--I was talking to the
The girl had been glancing from the
flushed face to the thistly fence-corner,
while the startled dignity of her feat
ures warred with an unmistakable ten
dency to mirth. Ile had struggled to
his feet, nursing his bruised elbow,
irritably conscious of his resemblance
to an emerging chimney-sweep. "1
don't habitually swear," he said, "but
I'd got to the point when something
had to explode."
"Oh." she said, "don't mind me!"
Then mirth conquered and she broke
forth suddenly into a laugh that
seemed to set the whole place aquiver
with a musical contagion. They hoth
laughed in concert, while the bull
pawed the ground and gent forth a
rumbling bellow of affront and chal
She was the first to recover. "You
did look so funny"' she gasped.
"I can believe it," he agreed, mak
ing a vicious dab at his smudged el
bow. "The possibilities of a motor for
comedy are simply stupendous."
She came closer and looked curious
ly at the quiescent monster-at the
steamer-trunk strapped on the carrier
and the bulging portmanteau peeping
over the side of the tonneau. "Is it
"Merely on strike I Imagine. Are
we far from the village?"
"About a mile and a half."
"I'll have to have it towed after me.
The immediate point is my traps. I
wonder if there is likely to be a team
"I'm afraid it's not too certain," an
swered the girl, and now he noted the
liquid modulation, with its slightly
questioning accent, charmingly South
ern. "There is no livery, but there is
a negro who meets the train some
times. I can send him if you like."
"You're very good," said Valiant, as
she turned away, "and I'll be enor
mously obliged. Oh-and if you see a
white dog, don't be frightened if he
tries to follow you, lHe's perfegtly
She looked back momentarily.
"lIe-he always follows people he
likes, you see-"
"Thank you," she said The inna
had now a hint-small, yet percepti
ble-of aloofness. "I'm not in the least
afraid of dogs." And with a little nod,
she swung briskly on up the Red Road.
John Valiant stood staring after her
till she had passed from view around
a curve. "Oh, glory!" ho muttered.
"To begin by shaking your fist at her
and end by making her wvonder if you
aren't trying to be fresh! You poor,
profane, floundering dolt!"
The girl walked on up the highway
with a lilting stride, now and then
laughing to herself, or running a few
steps, occasionally stopping by some
hedgo to pull a leaf which she rubbed
against her cheek, smelling its keen
now scent, or stopping to gaze out
across the orange-green belts of sun
ny wind-dimpled fields, one hand push
ing back her' mutinous hair from her
brow, the other shiolding her eyes.
lVarther on the highroad looped around
a strip of young forest, and she struck
into this for a short cut. Tu the depth
she sat down to rest on the sun
splashed roots of a tree. Iraning back
against the seamed trunk, her felt hat
fallon to the ground, she looked liko
"tw' sea-woman emerging from 'e,
earthhumed pool to comb her hair
against a dappled rock.
Shn Irew hbncr aga-inst the tee and
caught her breath as a bulldog frisked
over a mossy boulder just in front of
A moment more and she had thrown
herself on her knees with both arms
outstretched. "Oh, you splendid crea
tire!" she cried, "you big, lovely
The dog seemed in no way averse to
this sensational proceeding. le re
sponded instantly not merely with tail
wagging, but with ecstatic grunts and
growls. "Where did you come from?"
she questioned, as his pink tongue
struggled desperately to find a check
through the whorl of coppery hair.
"Why, you must be the one I was told
not to be afraid of."
She petted and fmidled the smooth
intelligent muzzle. "As if any one
could be afraid of you! We'll set your
master right on that point." Smiling
She Was the First to Recover. "You
Did Look So Funnyl"
to herself, she pulled one of the roses
from her belt, and twisting a wisp of
long grass, wound it round and round
;the dog's neck and thrust the ragged
rose-stem firmly through it. "Now,"
she said, and pushed him gently from
her, "go back, sir!"
He whined and licked her hand, but
when she repeated the command, he
turned obediently and left her. A lit
tle way from her he halted, with a
sudden perception of mysterious pun
'ishment, shrugged, sat down, and tried
to reach the irksome grass-wisp with
his teeth. This failing, he rolled la
boriously In the dirt.
Then he rose, cast a reproachful
glance behind him, and trotted off.
Beyond the selvage of the sleepy
leaf-sheltered village a cherry bor
dered lane met the Red Road. On its
one side was a clovered pastdre and
beyond this an orchard, bounded by a
tall hedge of close-clipped box which
'separated it from a broad yard where
the gray-weathered roof of Rosewood
showed above a group of tulip and
catalpa trees. On the sunny steps a
lop-eared puppy was playing with a
The front door was open, showing a
hall where stood a grandfather's clock
and a spindle-legged table holding a
bowl of potpourri. The timepiece had
landed from a sailing vessel at James
town wharf with the household goods
of that lEnglish Garland who had
adopted the old Middle Plantation
when Dunmnore was royal governor un
der George Ill. Framed portraits and
engsavings lent tints of tarnished sil
ver, old-rose and sunset-golds-colors
time-toned and reminiscent, carrying a
charming sense of peaceful content, of
gentleness and long tradition. The
dark polished stairway had at its turn
a square dormer-window which looked
out upon one of the rose-arbors.
Down this stair, somewhat later that
afternoon, came Shirley Dandridge,
booted and spurred, the rebellious
whorls of her russet hair now as clone
ly filleted as a Greek boy's, in a short
divided skirt of yew-green and a cooi
white blouse and swinging by its rib
bon a green hat whosai rolling, brim
was caught up at one sid1e by a crisp
blue-black hawk's feather. She stopped
to peer out of the dormer-window to
where, under the latticed weave of
bloom beside a round iron table hold
ing a hoop of embroidery and a book
or two a lady sat reading.
The ady's hair was silver, but not
with age. It had been so for many
years, refuted by the transparent skin
and a color as soft as the cheek of an
apricot, It was solely in her dark
eyes, deep and strangely luminous,
that one might see lurking the som
ber spirit of passion and of pain. But
they were eager and brilliant withal,
giving the lie to the cane whose crook
one pale delicate hand held with a
clasp that somehow conveyed a sense
of exasperate if semi-humorous re
She looked uip at Shirley's voice, and
smiled brightly. "Off for your ride,
"Yes. I'm going with the Chal
"Oh, of course. letty Page is visit
ing them, isn't she?"
Shirley nodded. "She came yester
day. I'll have to hurry, for I saw them
from my window turning into the Rced
Road." She waved her hand and ran
lightly down the stair and across the
lawn to the orchard.
She pulled a green apple from a
bough that huntg over as Stone wall and
with this in her hand sile camti' clo.se
to the paiure fence and whistled a
peculiar call. It was answered by a
low whinny and a soft thud of hoofs,
and a guiaen-cheru'tt hanter thrust
a long nose over the hars, flaring
Ha me-lined nostriis to tt, toucli of her
hand. She laid her cheek against the
white thoroughbred forehead and held
the apple to the larger reaching lip.
with several teasing with drawings be
fore she gave it to its juicy crunching.
She let down the top bar of the
fence and vaulting over, ran to a
stable and presently emerging with a
saddle on her arm, whistled the horse
!o her and saddled him. Then open
ing the gate, she mounted and can
tered down the lane to meet the on
coming riders-a kindly-faced, middle
aged man, a younger one with lark
features and coal-black hair, and two
Chisholm Lusk spurred in advance
and lifted his hat. "I held up the
judge, Shirley," he said, "and made
him bring me along. Ile tells me
there's a fox hunt on tomorrow; may I
"Pshaw! Chilly," said the judge. "I
don't believe you ever got up at five
o'clock in your born days. You've
learned bad habits abroad."
"You'll see," he answered. "If my
man Friday doesn't rout me out to
morrow, I'll be up -for murder."
They rode an hour, :'cr stretches
of sunny highways or on shaded u,'kTh
paths where the horses' hoofs fell muf
tled in brown pine-needles and droop
ing branches flicked their faces. Then,
by a murky way gouged with brusk
gillies, across shelving fields and
"turn-rows" in a long detour around
Powhattan Mountain, a rough spur in
the shape of an Indian's head that
wedged itself forbiddingly between the
fields of spring corn and tobacco.
"Do let us get a drink!" said Chilly
Lusk. "I'm as thirsty as a cotton
"All right, we'll st.ol," agreed the
judge, "and you'll have a chance to
see a local lion, letty. This is
where Mad Anthony lives. You must
have heard of him when you were hero
before. le's almost as ce'lebrated as
the Reverend John Jasper of Rich
Idetty tapped her temple. "Where
have Ali heard of John Jasper?"
"lie was the anuthor of the famous
sermon on 'The Sun do Move.' lile
used to prove it by a bucket of water
that he set beside his pulpit Saturday
night. As it hadn't spilled in the
morning he knew it was the earth that
Betty nodded laughingly. "Alh re
member now. Is Mad Anthony really
"Only harmlessly," said Shirley.
"He's stone blind. The negroes all
believe he conjures-that's voodoo,
you know. They put a lot of stock;
in his 'propheclsms.' He tells for
tunes, too. S-sh!" she warned. "He's
sitting on the door-step. He's heard
The old negro had the terso of a.
black patriarch. He sat bolt upright
with long straight ar-ms resting on
his knees, and his face had that pe
culiar expressionless immobility seen
in Egyptian carvings. Is ago might
have been anything, judging from his
face which was so seamed and crev
iced 'with Innumerable tiny wrinkles
that it most resembled the tortured
glaze of some ancient bitumen pot
tery unearthed from a tomb of Kor.
The judge dismounted, and tossing
his bridle over a fence-picket, took
from his pocket a collapsible drinking
cup. "Howdy do, Anthony," he said.
"We just stopped for a drink of your
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Change in Schedules, effective Siunday, June 8 1913.
llot'ween An'gesta and Sparztanmburg ,Maia Lim,.
3 1 7 2 4 8
1:25 pm 11:00 a m Lv Augusta Ar .12:1(0 pin 7:05 p m
1:06 1:21 Grieenwoodi 9:25 4:40
7:231 1:42 C'oronaco 9:08 4:23
1:40 1:58 Watrloo 8:52 4:08
7:49 2:07 Cold Pointi 8:42 3t:59
7:56 2:14 Maddens 8:35 3:52
8:01 2:19 Iebsf 8:29
8:10 p m 2:25 p in 8:30 a mi L Larfrens Ar 8:20 i in 3:4.0 p m, ,:50 i m
8:23 8:48 ./Ora 8:03 7:32
3:35 8:55 'Larford 7:56 7:25
8:40 2:50 9:00 Enoree 7:51 3:14 7:20
8:56 3:02 9:17 Woodruff 7:33 3:02 7:01
9:08 9:29 Switzer 7:22 0:51
9:141 9:35 Moores 7:16 6.45
9:241 9:4:1 Itoebuck 7:07 (;:27
9:40 pm 3:40 pm 10:00 am Ar Spamrtanburg Lv 6:50 a m 2:25 prm 6:20 pni
lietween Lauiirens and (Greenii lle.
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8:341 3.06 8:55 . GIray Court 7:57 1 :22 7.001
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31:05 3:38 9:25 Simpsonvillo 7:29 1.2:50 6:30
:1:16 :3:51 9:3G Mauldin 7:17 12:38 6: 1&
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