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(Continued from Last Week.)
01HKAPTER VII.-After a tedious tramp
tbae5 bull elephatkis are atighted and An
crhs t.ansfixed by the excitement of
r chase. Overcome by the spectacle,
V the killingf of two ale phaute Andreal
sodenly fndsn herself in he warm em
i~eof White Man. To her surprie
aei by no means indignant. Andresa
lskrnu that another white man is en
cwnped near their craal. but when she
elars she would like to see him White
Man warns her she must never try toI
Roe or communicate with the stranger.
~J refuses to give his reasons, and An-I
orea resolves to meet the other man.
Nothing could have served better to
byak the tension. The man smiled.
"hat was great," he said pleasantly.
"You're like me-when in doubt, do
something. Well," ho continued in his
lighter tone, "I can answer the spirit
of all your questions and I will answer
them because I don't want you ever
to ask them again. Stubborn pride is
the root of the whole mystery. During
thie first year of the war I was a flyer
f6r the allies. I was on the way to a
big name when my nerve went back
on me. I couldn't believe IL I came
dbwn here and brought a machine with
m, working on my old theory of con
tiast. You saw how I flow-how I
landed. You took me for an amateur.
That's all. Please leave it. It's the
faw in my philosophy, the inevitable
S in the clear amber of a reasonably
te suapped his cigar away, sending
after it a long last puff of smoke. An.
tme no longer watched him. Her
eyes fxed - on the dying glow of the
etsar butt. "I owe you several apolo
gle," she said, quietly, "but I'm not
to blame. I couldn't have guessed. I
eft understand some of what you feel
"Who Are You?"
bemsuse I've heard of several cases
Meyours-poor devils that look
and well but find terror In the
eyes of a world critical of
anackers. But there was one.--- re.
member his name. Rlobert Oddman
'breor, a Canadian."
That was a name that M'sungo
Entw best of all names in the world.
it was his own. But even if Andrea
Sbeen watching him It is doubtful
hewould have read correctly the
sndden tensity that shot through hi.
flame. He turned on her a slanting
glance. "What about Trevor)" he
*SIt was he that really made a flyer
est of my brother Harry," said An.
drea. -"Harry was attached to the
medical board that handled the case
and he said that when the ranking M,
0. passed sentence In the nicest wa,
l1 could, but told Trevor he'd have to
-t~ke a long holiday and that he would
meyer fly again, becauise he had lost
$nerve Treotturned_ a bi. white,
i uod very straight and said, .XoU
"D- fool," commented M'sungo.
"Perhaps," conceded Andrea. "But
there must have been something in
the way he did it that was deeper than I
the words, because all those officers
were ready on the spot to swear that
what they had heard was, 'thank you,
sir,' ansd Harry- Well, Harry has
turned out a wonder, and he says it's
because he always goes up on the hon.
or of Trevor, the nerviest man that
Andrea looked at her companion and
caught on his face a light of exalta.
tion. "Why," she cried, outraged,
"you haven't been listening I"
"Oh, yes I have," he answered
promptly, coming back to earth.
"Every word. Good for Harry."
Andrea studied his face, the shadow
of a question in her own. "By the
way," she said, "you are an Ameri.
"Sure thing," lie answered, meeting
her eyes squarely.
"Trevor was a Britisher, of course,
But Canadians and Americans are a
lot alike, aren't they?"
He contemplated his answer with a
quirk of humor on his lips. "Now-a.
days," he said finally, "there's no rea
son why we should blush over sayin4
'yes' to thatt1"
On the day following M'sungo re
ceived a message to the effect that his
steamer had arrived and was already
taking on the warehouse cargo and
could do with three hundred tons
more. Andrea had previously thought
him a gourmand for work; now she
discovered a maniac.
"It's a cleanup," he declared. "In
another month the rains will be here,
there'll be no working in the forest,
the game will scatter, the natives will
want to plant. And what's more, with
this cargo I'll pass the million-dollar
wark% That doesn't mean anything to
you but It's my stake-the stake I'd
set my heart on."
He took all hands off production and
put them to baling and packing. From
the reeds along the river he dragged
to light a veritable fleet of scows. They
were up-ended along the bank, scraped,
calked and pitched. One after an.
other they were floated out into waist
high water and anchored. The days
were no longer enough. Every woman
In the camrr was set to making long,
tightly bound palm-leaf torches and
the pickanins from eight years up
were organised into squads to light
the night shift through the short hours
of darkness. M'sungo took his sleep,
if he took any, leaning against a tree
near the nest of hand-pressure baling
All hands were kept steadily at work
until it was completed. At its finish,
when all the available material was
stacked along the edge of the forest in
great obbong piles that looked like
newly cut timber, M'sungo gave a
Te each ten men he allotted a tin
of marmalade; to each twenty a box
of crackers, a sack of flour, one lend
of salt and a demijohn of cheap but
sound wine. Andrea watched this
wholesale depletion of the white man's
stores and began to wonder. As she
wondlered, her heart went way up and
then way down. Was this the begin
ning of another end? Was slhe sorry
or was she glad? She looked back on
the few days of her new life and they
seemed already to have stretkhed into
years. She was too young or too care
less to have learned that time passes
slowly only to those who are in a rut
of daily routine, dragging tragically
under the blows of sorrow and almost
forgetting itself entirely when joys are
The day came when the last of the;
barges, towing a little scow stacked
with an overflow remnant of bales, I
was dispatched and M'sungo could
take a long breath and turn his at
tention to putting the camp in order.
This in itself was no small task. All
bra'nches, chips, hark, refuse and other
rubbish consequent upon the work in
the forest was gathered and burned.
Then, as squad after squad of labor
(Continued on ae Trwo.)
Take notice that on the 11th day of
Pebruary, 1920 1 will render a final a
ccount of my acts and doings as
0xecutor of the estate of Lillian Ow- i
ngs deceased, in the office of the
udge of Probate of Laurens county,
t 11 o'clock, a. m., and on the same
lay 'will uply for a final discharge
rom my trust as Executor.
Any person indobted to said estate
s notifled and required to make .pay- s1
ient on that date; and all persons
inving claims againsL bald estate will s
resent them on or before said date, B
luly proven or be forever barred.
J. A. SMITH,
an. 7, 19"0. 25-5t-A C
ASSESSOR'S NOTICE 1920. si
The auditor's office will be open
rom the first day of January to the t<
0th day of February, 1920, to make
eturns of personal property and all si
ransfors of real estate, for taxation p
For the convenience of taxpayers
he Auditor or his deputy will attend si
he following named places to receive
eturns for said year, to wit: si
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Seuffletown town
THE trend of al
neering points to the
'And good buying jud
We aimed high
pioneering the "eigl
to produce one of
and low maintenance
---that had the
of power ihe:
---that cost as Iii
and operate as
ity of "sixes"
P. 0. Box 21
lIp. J. S. Craig's Store.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Jacks township, S.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Jacks township,
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Hunter township,
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Cross Hill town
lip, Cross Hill.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Waerloo towi,
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Waterloo town
1lp, Jerry C. Martin's storo.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Dials township,
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Youngs township,
Tuesday, Jan. 20, Youngs township,
Wednesday, Jan. 21, Watorloo town
lip, W. C. Thompson's.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 'Scuffletown
wnship, Ora 9:00 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, TAurens town
lp, Watts 'Mills, 2:30 p. m. to 0:30
Wednesday, Jan. 21, Hunter town
Wednesday, Jan. 21, Sullivan tow-n
kip. T. T. Wood's.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, Dials township,
gment points to
er ,than simply
t." We aimed
'ent in the
tile to buy
Main Street, 1
D. D. Harris's.
Thursday, Jan. 22, Hunter township,
Clinton Cotton MILl.
Thursday, .Jn. 22, Sullivan town
Thursday, Jan. 22, Dials township,
Thursday, Jan. 22, Youngs town
ship, W. P. Harris's.
Friday, Jan. 23, hunter township,
Lydia Cotton .1i:1.
Friday, -Jan. 23, Sullivan township,
W. .D. Sullivan, Sr.
Friday, Jan. 23, Dials township,
Friday, Jan. 2, Youngs township,
Saturday, Jan. 24, Youngs township,
Saturday, Jan. 24, Hunter township,
Sturdany, J)an. 24, Dials townahip,
L. A. Thompson's store
Please make note that the appoint
monts will be filled lust es advertisAd
and to please come out and make re
turns. One man usually makes the
whole round and some may not under
stand the notice this time, as I have
divided up the territory in the several
-what would I
Our aim is
priced "eight" in
excellence is con
riding comfort and
body lines. Olderi
perpetuate the na:
Sent upon requesi
tion gladly arrang
.aurens, S. C.
All male citizens between the agoes
of 21 and 60 years on the first of Jan
uary, except hose who are ineapable
of earning a support from being
maimed or from other caussca are
deemed l)olls, Confederate veterans
Also all male citizenu between the
ages of 18 and 50 on the 1st day or
January, 1921, are liable to a road tax
of $1.50 and are required to make
during the time above specified and
their return of same to the Auditor
shall pay to the County Troasurer at
the same time other taxes are paid in
lieu of wo)rking the roads, school trus
tees, students and ministers are ex
cepted from road tax.
All taxpayers are reluired to give
township and number of school dis
tricts; also state 'whether property is
situated in town or country. Mach 101,
tract, or parcel of land must be en
After the 20th of February 5W per
cent penaly will be attached for fail
ure to make returns on personal prop
erty and 20 per cent on transforo of
J1. W. TH0%MPSON,
20-td County Auditor.
>e smartly dis
attained in the
-the only popular
ibined with rare
riobiles have, been
of motordom; the
is well worth to
iterature will be
, or a demonstra-I
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