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q7 IIALLIE LMr
Not long after, from the musicians'
bower the sound of "Home, Sweet
Home," drifted over the poignant rose
scent, and presently the driveway re
Bounded to rolling wheels and the
voices of negro drivers, and the house
entrance jostled with groups, muffled
in loose carriage-wraps, silken cloaks
and light overcoats, calling tired but
Katharine, on the step, found her
self looking into Valiant's eyes. "How
can I tell you how much I have en
joyed it all?" she said. "I've stayed
till the very last minute-which is
oomething for one's fourth season!
And now, goodby, for we are off tomor
row for Hot Springs."
11er father had long ago betaken
himself homeward, and the big three
seated surrey-holding "six comf'tablo
and nine fumiliah," in the phrase of
Lige the coachman-had returned for
the rest: Judge Chalmers, the two
younger girls and Shirley. Katharine
greeted the latter with a charming
smile. What more natural than that
she should find herself straightway on
the rear seat with royalty? The two
girls safely disposed in the middle, the
judge climbed up beside the driver,
who cracked his whip and they were
The way was not long, and Katha
rine had need of dispatch if that re
vengeful weapon were to be used:
which fate had put into her hands.
She wasted little time.
"It seems so strange," she said, "to
find our host in such surroundings! I
can scarcely believe him the same
John Valiant I've danced with a hun
dred times in New York. He's been
hee sucb a short while and yet he
couldn't possibly be more at home if
he'd lived in Virginia always. And you
all treat him as if he wiere quite one of
Shirley smiled enchantingly. "Why,
yes," she said, "maybe it seems odd to
outsiders. But, you see, with us a Val
lant is always a Valiant. No matter
wnere he has lived, he's the son or hiis
father and the master of Damory
'hat's the wonderful part of it. It's
o English, somehow."
it?" said Shii'loy. "I never
ght of it. lut perhaps it seems
We have the old houses and the
names and think of them, no doubt,
he same way."
"What a sad life his father had!"
ursued Katharine dreamily. "You
:now all about the duel, of course?"
Shirley shrank imperceptibly now.
The subject touched Valiant so closely
it seemed almost as if it belonged to
him and to her alone-not a thing to
be flippantly touched on. "Yes," she
said somewhat slowly, "every one hero'
knows of it."
"No doubt it has been almost forgot
ten," the other continued, "but John's
cbmning must naturally have revamped
the old story. WVhat wvas it about
the quarrel? A love-affair?"
*"It's so long ago," murmured Shir
1y. "I suppose some one could tell
Sf they' w~ould." -
"Major Itristow, perhaps," conjec
tured Katharine thoughtfully.
"lie was one of the seconds," admit
ted Shirley unhappily. "Hut by com
mon consent that side of it wasn't
talked of at the time. Men in Vir
ginia haveo old-fashioned ideas about
women. . .
"Ah, it's fine of them!" paeaned
Katharine. "I can imagine the men
Awho knew shout that dreadful affair,
-in their southern chivalry, drawing a
Srdon of silence about the name of
that girl with her broken heart. For
itf she loved one of the two, it must
have been Sassoon-'-not Valiant, else
'he would have stayed. 11ow terrible
ito see end's lover killed in such a way.1
. - It was quickly ended for him,
'but the poor woman was left to bear it
'all the years. I fancy she would never
wholly get over it, never be able to
forget him, though she tried."
Shirley made sonme reply that was
lost in the whirring wheels. The oth
er's wordls seemedl almost an echo of
what she herself had been thinking.
"Maybe she married after a while.
too. A woman must make a life for
herself, you know. If she lives here,
it will be sad for her, this opening of
the old wound by -John's coming. . .
And looking so like his father--"
Katharine paused. T[here was a kind
of exhilaration in this subtle baiting.
Shirley stirred uneasily, and in the
glimpsing light her face looked trou,
'bled. Katharine's voien had touched
pathos, and in spite of her distaste of
~the subject, Shir'ley had been entering
into the feeling of that supposititious
The judge, on the front seat, was
.telling a low-toned story over' his
'shoulder for the delectation of Nancy
and Betty, but Shirley was not listen
ing. Her whole mind was full of what
Katharine had been saying. She was
picturing to herself thid woman, her
'secret hidden all these years, hearing
of John Valiant's coming to Damory
tourt, learning of this likeness, shrink
ing from sight of it, dreading the pain
ful memory it mtust thrust upon her.
"Suppose"--Katharine's voice was
dreamy-"that she and John met aud
denly. withnnt warning What wnnu,1
iihe Zlo? Would sheOsay anything!
Perhaps she would faint...."
Shirley started violently. Her hands,
as they drew her cloak uncertainly
about her, tegan to tremble, as it with
cold. Something fell from them to the
bottom of the surrey.
Through her chiffon veil Katharine
noted this with a slow smile. It had
been easier than she had thought. She
said no more, and the carriage rolled
on, to the accompaniment of giggles
over the judge's peroration. As it
neared the Rosewood lane she leaned
"You have dropped your fan," said
sh8 "-and your gloves, too. . . .
I might have reached them for you.
Why, we are there already. How short
the drive has seemed!"
"Don't drive up the lane, Uge,"
said Shirley, and her voice seemed
sharp and strange even to herself.
"The wheels would wake mother."
Katharine bade her goodby with care
ful sweetness, as the judge bundled
her down in his strong friendly arms.
"No," she told him, "don't come with
me1. It's not a bit necessary. Eim
maline vIil be waiting for me."
lie climbed into her vacant place as
the girls called their good nights.
"Ve'll all sleep late enough In the
morning, I reckon," he said with a
laugh, "but it's been a great success!"
* * * * . * S S
Emmaline was crouched in a chair
in the hall, a rug thrown over her
knees, in open-mouthed slumber. She
started up at the touch of Shirley's
hand, yawning widely.
"I 'Clare to goodness," she muttered,
"I was jes' fixin' t' go t' sleep!"
"I-I'M so tired, Emmaline. Take
the crown. Its heavy."
The negro woman untangled the
glittering points from the meshing
hair with careful fingers. "Po' It'l
chickydee-dee!" she said lovingly.
The Year Was That of the Duel: the
Date Was the Day Following the
"RJeck'n she flop all th' feddlahs outer
her wings. Gimme that 0' tini crown
-I like ter lam' it out th' winder!
Come on, nsow; we go upstairs soft
so's not ter 'sturb Mie' Judith."
In the silvery-blue bedroom, she
deftly unfastened the hooks of the
heavy satin gown and coaxedl her mis
tress to lie on the sofa while she un
inned the masses of waving hair till.
they lay in a rich surge over the
cushion. Then she brought a brush
and crouching down beside her, began
with long gentle strokes to smooth out
the silken threads, talking to her the
while In a soft croonin~g monotone.
Under these ministrations Shirley
lay hinguld and1( speechless, her eyes
closed. The fear that had stricken
her heart by turns seemed a cold hand
pressing upon its beating and an algid
vapor rising stealthily over it. But
her hands were hot anmd her eyelids
burned. inally she roused herself.
"Thank you, Emmaline," she said
in a tired voice, "good night now; r'm
going to sleep, and you must go to
Hlut alone in the warm wan dark,
Shirley lay staring open-eyed at the
ceilIng. Slowly the terror was seizing
uplon her, the dread, noiseless and In
tangible, folding her in the shadow of
its numubing wings. Was her mother
the one over whom that old duel had
been fought? She remembered the
cape jessamnines. W~as the date of
that duel-of the death of Sassoon
the anniversary her mother kept?
She sat up in bed, trembling. Then
she rose, and opening the door with
caution, crept dlown the stair, sliding
her hot hand before her along the
cool polIshed banister. As she passed
through the lower hail, a hound on' the
p~orch, scenting her, stirred, thumped
his tail on the flooring, and whined.
(Iroping her way to the dining-room,
she lighted a candle and passed
through a corridor into a low-ceiling
ed chamber er'nploye'd as a general re..
eeptacle-a glorified garret, as Mrs.
D~andridge dubbed it,
It showed a strange assemblage! A
row of chests, stored with winter
clothing, gave forth a clean pungent
smell of cedar, and at one side stood
n antique spinet and a worn set of
Shirley had turned -her miserable
ws na nbonnk-shelf alongo nealn1
The volumee 'it contained had bedfi
her father's, and among them stood
a row of tomes taller than their fel
lows-the bound numbers of a county
newspaper, beginning before the war.
The back of each was stamped with
the year. She was deciphering these
faded imprints. "Thirty years ago,"
she whispered; "yes, here it Is."
She set down the candle and
dragged out one of the huge leather
backs. Staggering under the weight,
she rested Its edge on the table and
began feverishly to turn the pages, her
eye on the date line. She stopped
presently with a quick breath-she
had reached May 16th. The year was
that of the duel: the date was the day
following the jessamine anniversary.
Fearfully her eye overran the columns.
Then suddenly she put her open
hand on the page as though to blot
out the words, every trace of color
stricken from cheek and brow. But
the line seemed to glow up through
the very flesh: "Died, May 14th; Ed
ward Saesoon, in his twenty-sixth
The book slipped to the floor with a
crash that echoed through the room.
It was true, then! It wvas Sassoon's
death that her mother mourned. - The
man in whose arms she had stood
such a little while ago by the old dial
of Damory Court was the son of the
man who had killed him!
"Oh, God," she whispered, "just
when I was so happy! Oh, mother,
mother! You loved him, and your
heart broke when he died. It was
Valiaiti who broke it-Valiant-Val
iant. Ilis father!"
She slipped down upon the bare
floor and crouched Itr shuddering
and agonized, her disheveled hair wet
with tears. Was her love to be but
the thing of an hour, a single clasp
and then, forever, nothing? His fa
ther's deed was not his fault. Yet
how could she love a man whose every
feature brought a pang to that mother
she loved more than herself? So,
over and over, the wheel of her
thought turned in the same desolate
groove, and over and over the parox
ysms of grief and longing submerged
Noiselessly as she had descended,
she crept again up the stair. As she
passed her mother's door, she paused
a moment, and laying her arms out
across it, pressed her lips to the dark
grain of the wood.
(Continued Next Week.)
HUNDRED, BUT STILL WORKS'
Mrs. Nannie Turner, the old lady
here pictured, lives at one of the
lodges of Cholmnondeley castle, Che
ahire, Englandl, which has been her
home for more than 50 years. Though
she is more than a hundred years old,
she retains ali her faculties and pos
sesses a strength which is remattkable
in one of her years. Besides attend
ting to household duties, she makes
it her business to go into the woods
dlaily to gather fuel for the fire,
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly.
The old Stanedard general strengthening tonic
G~tovIE' TASTE lEs.s chill TONIC, drives ou(
Malaria .enriches the blood .and builds upthle sys.
tem. A true tonic. F'or nelults and children. 50c
From South America.
We have just receiveda
shipment of good sound yet
low Corn from Argentenia,
When you need Food or
Feed Stuff, "The Big Store"
is the place to buy it.
J. H. Sullivan
Laurens. S. C.
10 acres of land. known as part of
the Alartin R1iddle estate','bounded by
lands of I,. .:N1.ddle and Mrs. 10lmina
Owings. Price $10 per acre.
2 3-4 acres, known, as Duckett house
and lot, bounded by T. 1). ILake atid
road leading to Madde-n station; 1-2
mile of the eity limits of Laureis.
20 acres of land, known as part of
tle Martin Riddle estate, bounded by
lands of 104. Nf. R1iddle and others.
Price $30 per acre.
25 aeres of land known as H. R.
Todd's home, bounded by lands of S.
11. Blurton, 1. Ii. Traynham and AMrs.
Iosa liee Craddock. This is a beauti
fill home at Narnie, station on C. &
W. C. railroad, 5 miles fron Laurens.
This home was built and improved in
1913. Price $2,750. Why not buy this
100 2-:3 aeres, known as the 1farris
iiddle home, with eleven room dwell
lag, fine barn and good outbuild'igs.
Price $30 per neIre.
218 acres, more or less, known as
0. 1,. liiuter hiome. hounded by War
rior er eek. M. If. ha tnter, IV. J. Flemu
ing and others, witi six roomn dwell
Ill-i and foli tenuant houises, well im
I1rove(l. Price $9.100.
17S acres of land niear Ora, bound
t(I by lands of -Toi Poole, William
Ilryson ald otIer. witllth good im
IOvem11e1tis, will be sold very, very
.11 aci's, m3lore or3 less, kn11own as W.
It *'ower's home, lbon)ded by T. 11.
Taylor. It. 1'. Sithill an3(d others, five
roomi cottaget, for $1,200.
11 1-2 neIes( , lmownt as M. 1. Blurns'
lioi. boided by A. Lt. iurns, S. .3
Ditrs an( .mim Nabors. Priee $1 ,66u.
2.10 acres, more or less, known as
the Mat Owhigs place, bounded by W.
11. Cheek, C. It. Martli and others.
Dwelling and other outbuildings. This
Is tle properly of Mrs. Jane Owings,
who has a life-time estate an(] will be
sold at let Interest at $1,500 eash.
5I 3-1 acres kn'own as P. nl. OweI's
lome, bounded by Mrs. Jane Curry, N.
D). Garrett and others. Six-room cot
tage, barn and outbuildings and one
tLnant house. Prl-ice $40 per acre.
Terms 1-3 cash, remainder in one and
53 acres, more or less, known as
[olcomb place, bounded by Butler
3arrett, J. Rt. Holcomb and others,
with four room dwelling and out
mildings. Price $60.
1 3-4 acres, more or less, known as
[,. It. Blakeley home, bounded by Y. C.
liellams, J. J. Dendy and fronting
Nhulrch street. Eight room cottage
ind outbuilding, city water, with
lights. Fine pasture. Price $2,500.
The Land Man Whc
(1) The Glenn
3 Road containing 236
(2) Creswell Fr
toG Goodgions Factory
(3) Second Kn<
acres. P r ei
( 5 Nathan Bar]
~7 Part of Cat
8 he Bill Ari
(9 The Mitchel
rens Road containing
One concrete sto
House and lot <
Featherstone Place o:
The A. J. Tayloi
S. S. Boyd Place
One house and lc
Thad. Nelson hoi
Four Hundred a
Five Hundred aci
as Henry Place.
Two Hundred ac
place, known as Mott
Four Hundred ac
known as Alsie Colen
Mary C. Sullivar
Two houses and
One H-undred Acres
One Hundred and For
One house and several
One Hunlldredl Acres ut
Fift y A cres near- City1
Fifty-two Acres in tow
Have othler Farms, HoI
R. A. COOPER, Prea
20 acres of land inside incorporate
linit? ot city of Laurens, with six
room cottage, three room house and
outbuilding, for $2,500.
Two store rooms, at Watts Mill,'
fronting 50 feet and 50 feet deep. Price
3-4 acre of land. bounded by Jeff
Sexton, Will Blakeley, and others on
Mock Street, in city of L.4urens; has
six room dwelling, fcr the small sum
3-4 acre more or less, kn, vn as A.
B. Burns home, in the city of Laurens;
b -unded by Boyd Sexton, Geo.'Garrett
and fronting on.North Harper street,
with seven room dwelling, otitbuild
ing and fine *ell of water. This home
has -been recently built in fine loca
tion and can be bought for $3,200, one
third cash, balance in one and two
I'p-to-date bakery at very reasona
he pi'lce and terms made easy. See
me early if you want this property.
1 3-4 acres of land known as the E,.
W. Patton home at Watts Mill, with a
beautiful cottage and a store-room.
Also three unimproved lots at the
Watts Mill will be sold remarkably
cheap. See me for price.
93 acres of land, known as part of
the Mrs. Anne Cheek homestead,
bounded by W. R. Cheek, Geo. Smith
W .R. Henderson and other:. Han
dwelling and outbuilding. Convenient
to school and church. Price $35 per
169 acres, known as Mr. Albert B.
Burns' home, bounded by Sam Burns,
%lac Burns and Robert Fleming. This
Is a nice pice of property. nicely lo
ated and good Improvements. Cheap
tt $45 per acre.
. N. LEAI<
> Divides The Earth
Place one mile of Gree
axnklin or Knob Place on:
containing 78 acres.
>b Place joining abovei
ockley Tract containing
isdale Tract containing..
utnam Home Place conti
herine Putnam Place cor
rnstrong Place containing
il Place at Barksdale on (
126 and 1-2 acres.
re room at Barksdale Sta
>f Anna C. West and I
n West Main Street in ci
r house and lot on East D
on East Main Street.
it in town of Gi-ay Couri
use and lot on West Har
Lcres five miles of Whi
res one-half miles of Ma,
res, bounded by lands of
res, bounded by T. M. Sh
i house and lot on Sulliva
lots on Laurel Street.
three miles South of Laurenis
ty'rsix Acrcs near Trinity Ridge S<
lots between City of Laiurens and
:ar Ora, Bramnlette Place, at Twent)
imits at Fifty-five ($55.oo) Dollars
n of Gray Court, good dwelling a
uses and Lots for Sale. See us 3!
S Trust Coi
ident. .L .JS. MACE
15 acres, more or less, known as the
. L. McSwain home placo in Cross
Hill, with a beautiful 8-room cottage.
See me for prices.
1 1-4 acres with six-room dwelling,
two 'barns, and other outbuildings at
the Watts Mill. Price '$L,800.00.
88 acres, known as P. 0. Smith's
home, bounded by S. 'A. Williams,
Chesterfield Mcaniel -and others,
Price $37.50 per acre,
These are a few o fthe bargains
that we have to offer you at the pres
ent. If you want a home or want to
dispose of a home call me up at Or y
Court, S. C., Phone 19.
30 acres of land, more or less,
known as part of the Mrs. Nan Knight
homestead. Bounded by S. P. Ball,
IMrs. Sallie Hughes, L. Z. Wilson and
others. With dwelling and out-build
ing. Price $50 per acre.
50 acres of land bounded by public
highway running from Lauren's to
Greenville, known as the DarksdA 'e
land, just outside corporate limits of
the cit./ of Laurens. Price $75.00 per
Also lot adjoining this lot, 62 acres,
at $50.00 per acre.
117 1-2 aches bounded by lands of C.
A. Babb, L. E. Mares 'and the Aber
crombie estate. Has nice dwelling,
good outbuilding, and farm lands in
the highest state of' cultivation. Price
$50.00 per acre.
67 acres of land just outside cor
porate limits of Gray Court, in high
state of cultivation. Has tenant house
and is very near tho Cray Court-Ow
ings Institute. This property is cheap
at the price, $50.00 per acre.
140 1-2 acres known as the Reuben
Martin homestead, situated on the
highway from Lanford to Gray Court.
This is one of the finest locations in
the upper part, of thd county, close to
schools, close to church and close to
marhet. Price $45.00 per acre.
2 acres, more or less, known as S. T.
Taylor's place, bounded by North Har
per street, Watts Mills property; five
room dwelling, storeroom 25x50 feet,
with barn and fine well of water. Can
be connected with water works. Elec
tric liglts already installed. Price $3,
63 acres of land, more or less, known
as the-G. J. Lanford lands, bounded by
the lands of J. 0. Garrett, H. P. Bur
dette and others. Price $60.00 per acre.
54 1-2 acres, known as the Gilly F.
Riddle home place, bounded by Charlie
Benson, H1. P. Garrett and Little broth
ers. Price $37.50 per acre.
40 1-3 acres, more or less, known as
J. D. Graydon home, bounded by J. M.
Armstrong, W. B. Abercrombie and
athers with cottage and outbuildings.
Price $45 per acre.
to Suit Your Purse
nville and Laurens
road from Barksdale
tract containing 30
ining 19 acres.
ttaining 34 acres.
~reenville and Lau
nown as the C. C.
ty of Lauren.
tmire, known as the
dden Station known
T. M. Shaw home
aw home-place and
for Twe'nty'-five Hundred
:hool at a Bargain.
pthree Hundred ($2,300-00)
nid barn at Five Thousand
IEN. Sec. and Treas.