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-_LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 1920.
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torget it, AI)(! ! I \ inpposc
you were all liin her like a happi
"Forget It, Antoinel"
family. Please tell them at the
resIdence that I'll dine at seven."
"Very good,.sir,'.' he said in his
pompous manner, but I 'nw that he
was miffed by my Indifference.
i'lynn, having disposed of the car,
('tame to ask If there 'was anything
he could do for me.
"Tony's against the wire and Inc."
he saId mournfully. "It's the war,
sorr, and she and me that ille, sorr,
the Amerlean flag floats from the
garage every (lay. And if a heart can
he.llle, ElsIe's as true to America as
ihiough she was born in Boston state
"I besleve you, Flynn," I said,
touched by his nervousness. "Don't
you worry about Antoine and the rest
of them; they're just a little nervous;
I'll see what I can do to straighten
As I went about my unpacking I
was sorry that I had discouraged
Antoine's confidences. That these
old hotel servants, flung upon a farm
with little to do, should fall to quar
reling was not surprising, but what lie
had said as to the Inquiries for Mrs.
Bashford had routed my curiosity.
In spite of my legal right to live on
the farm. had no intenton of re
miing If my uncle's widow turned
q.She could hardly fall to regard
masan intruding poor relation, no
matter how strictly I kept to my own
I whistled myself into good humor
as I dIressed and started for the house
along the driveway, which followed
the shore, veering off for a look at the
suinken gardlen, one of the few Zea
tuires of the place that had ever Inter
'eStedl my uncle.
As I paused on the steps I caught
sight of a man sitting dejectedly on
a stkone hiench near a fontitaini whose
let toassed rand (!augh t a hall ,~ wih
iangul d itera tioni. I har d biitu'tl
him us sin old TIyi'ugrina bell-hop.
knowni fatauull arly as Duitchi. before lie
heardi my step and sprang to his "feet,
grainlslg a pi tchifrk whose prongs
he presented threateninagly.
"Oh,. it's you, sir," lie faltered.
diroppiing thle iplemnent. 'Excuse
"Whait's your trouhle. Dutch?
You're not expectinig burglars, are
"W~ell, nio, sir, hut thIngs on the a
place aIn't what they wiiz. It's mg t
natne, w'.deh ain't riy riame, rnot f
re'halr. an' P'm campin' in tho tool
flouse. An' men horn right there In I
I-ew rork an' American clean
through. Mly grandipap camne across
when lie winz a kid, but it air,'t my
fault he wvuz Ooiman. Mir. Singleton,a
I don't know no Golman except
pretzel, sauerkraut, wiener wvurst, andh
them kindls 0' woids."
"Those belong to the universal
kinguage, -Dutch," - I answered consol.
biglyv. "What Is your name, anyhow?"
*"Augustus Schdrtemeler, and I saya
Thdisint was 1tellente and nlot onu
felt yll - tai1, Io diaseiss
Im h. Ihiin 4-heer up not pxed 01
I reached the hoUso I n
sh emiliinld 11 i ll an uthoritative
itf iit i curve of, the irt l)g "h
ni n ini ber ofr II i Iilil-3
reu~ tioni lr'fi ng (e-oluli s In
flile!1:.t *'u iht l .1n m r. Tht' y
-arried -broomlstle);S. -fill at sight of
in fl: t brough t h!S om)
1,:n1 11) 1o avvr.. rag-ved "P~re::en t arn:-; !"
, T s hI. t ol if' t h T y 1i g -
alle- i-hops .1l w i tr s ( ,a an i it
Inwned up m 1n4 thi't tIis was ti
IrI;% ol prots>.i r Ienting hlie Alted
n'kWI(rmt 1 nihelmos of om vwete
ii ler wa'sit a doen -4,f Ithm, ndi dhe
-ittin I ept- lizr as Scotty, a
flop wh~o hiiui io ng worn thle Ty-rin.hiamn
ivsery. I walvetil Ilny ae 1l to hem1 1
an() tll to -ild Antoine awaeiting
le InI the inior.
"It's tlhe troops. sir." hIf(s explained.
"It's to Ikeop Dutchl and Ch'etehlen a
hgt-she's it wife of that Flynn
in proper order, sir."
"Troops" was a large term for the
dwkward siand of retired wit ters
and thell-hop, ae d It was with diffl
eulty that I kept my face straight.
"It's most unforteina but we wso
forced to it. Dinner Is served, sir."
From the dining table i the long
dining-room I calighit glimpses through
the gathering dus of Scotty's battal
lon tit Its revolutons.
"Antosne!" I said sharply, "what
do yot) mean by thes4e hints of trouble
on ' the place? You're not aily
enough to imagine tht Dutch and a
couple of womuen cain do anything out
here to ni, Amerlea's enemipes! nwd
eis for these inquires about i. rs.
I11ashford, they couldn't possibly have
anything to do with he wnr. Speelfl.
cally. vyho are the persons who've
asked for her?"
"There's the party I told you about,
most per Histent, who's uotored here
three times, n another person who
tseems to be lookIng for him, r. It's
"It's singularly rdiculos; that's
all. They're probably plano-tuners
or rival agents for a rug house or
something of that sort."
"They may be agents, but not thut
kind, air." Is lips quivered, either
from fear or vexation at my refusal
to take his story seriously.
"If anything tangible happens,
Antoine," I said kindly, "anything we
can reallgaet our oafds on,. we'll
hr( er revi dehagn aganinstn thei
lii. I'e oe winrowsfore quet, you
heo uand ws int ha evew pau
I strn'ge t her llow plase
FlI d n soonri( trouhe lthe oirary,
"hreche gaveo me ciffel, tanll~li I r
a w, heasuard atroldi on wthe broad
hosle ron the Ilse. towr lithe
Miound. The windowse with e hopen and
he' ardll~ lioas la'r plain v4 iw. I
tinieedl ath Antirect woore atti'd
oowrd m e w Ilth tateoon benevo
entli tolerant ouiy. HIfe mlent
raserm arie n~te otytotues
"her. Iwon't hear ir," iouplese
nitoine."'Imsry ibth an13
Hm iapp ae th rugh 11ne( of the111
awo~ te guard8 patro)llinwlk Itsome
re(arutI we'v hardly stiktled msir."
'iorreiqice't horsere ofIlhard aon
oIons froite fectiond If theaste,
tolltwed hall reassiue hiats to
isu anw anoslccoqm.aferwh.
"rnd's ake, inghleton at'th
eppguard athe At band ouprtes
rmenuton. wm'v beni tang, and.
apeneId hnoedb thban of airates
impd n, y unnngboadan
- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I --,...,.-H. a igint
of the house and poked the nuulzzle of
a shotgun in niy'face?'
"Mighty sorry you were anno1yed.
but there have been sol queer char
noters about, tramps and that sort or
thing and the people on tile place are
nerely a little anxious. Have a
"All I can say is that you'd better
sen( your friends the palIssword ,
That fool out there with the gn is
lIkely to kill sonebody. Antoine"._.
lie turned to the butler, who was
drawing the curtains at the window__
'III' the property's been threatenrei
you should have informed ile iluedl. I
"Yes, sir; but It's only quite
recent, and(, knowing Mr. .11aeo
Was coming, we didn't like to bother
-- - k.-.... . r. i glATT ENT ION OIfL M ILL A ND GINNER IES
(Continued on Page Eight.) Do not forget that we Carry a largo stock of injectors, Oil,
.litbricators. Ao two or tifree high grades of Rubber Belt, Le
er Belt, and Geunine GanIdy Belt; ")ile, Valves, Wittings, 'Pael
No Worms fit a Hemmty Child J and loiler Tubes.
All children troubled with wornd havee Tubes.
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, and as a
rule. there Is more or less stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELEs chiITONIC given regularly COLUMBIA SUPPLY COMPANY
for two or three weeks will enrich the blood, I r
prov th digestion, and act as a General Strength- 82.3 WEST GER VAIS S TREE T, COLUMBIA, S. C.
throw off or dispel the worms, and the Child will be
(a perfect I Ilh. Pleasant to take. 60c per bottle.
Special Values for October,
inter Company's Cash Department Store
If you are looking for Good Values and Correct prices on Fall Goods
Minter Company is the place. Where there has been a decline to jus
tify it we have reduced our prices to the lower basis.. This is a year
when we all have to face some losses and disappointments.
SPECIAL FOR OCTOBER
Glood <luality Outinlug 25 ,Ird
Good (liality HIleathing . 5 I
YarId w il I ajania Check 5 d
Ta ble Oil Cloth ..94 rd...
Yd wide Sea Ishand .1
I laot ApronI i1ghams ..194 1d
A, lood qua(1 lit y ('heviot.s...29v y rd
9-10 Sh1(etin .7 . .% . -
big..............................u 25a yrdIj
,t~~~. jli t It ITwels...................2 5cvuebv
S Mel. 's Overalls $2.49
, Overals 9v.. ..9
Fealier ikin. 4.......... ... . -e yrd
rici........... ....... 9 yar d
ioys' work Slis t...79
Blankets! Blankets! Bargain Table of Shoes
Big sale of Army Wool lilankets ........$4.98 and $6.98 TALE M) I [Al)! F OR-S
llis is'the best value in a iblanket on the m arket. W e ad- *1.99 to $mldP
vise you to get on. of them before they are gonie.
Phoenix HosieryNo. 2 .NS 2 o
Phoenix Hosiery Odd lots, but good Shoes, slpeciahly prieed $.9t 09
The faielory is able at last to stppl us oil ieeds. g Remnant Table
siikIent of Silk and lisle Hosiery just received at the new
low prices Silk $1.35, $1.65, $1.95, $2.95.
R e a d y to W e a r M e n 's a d B yCet i
We are shlowinl4.f woiderfill valies in this 4 111 1V~ l. A I a
imodera tely priec* to sell <tilrk. It you wanut real good vilue for Y ou come look (Well
gilk and T ricot ine. Dr )aesses$e t.i .11'r to .4'ijst .l)\ .ilel .e .a Sell
Suits.............. .....$25.00 ill)
$2il154 .00 Wel ha~e soit S4Oile 31 'N slits. sp):(.iIall pri4ved '1t
Skirts .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .... ..$ .
(Children's (loats .. .. .. .. .. .. ....a' ..0 $50.00
Silk 1I m1lerwer .. ........ .... ..$2.98 an ip o 'is.$7.98. $1 and $12.50
thisl dearme t Adllil 0 ; 9
olol I le nrt..................... .. .. .. .. 8g . 5 p dd l e . . . .. i t $
Sweaters Sweater .. .. ..t' $25.00 up it~..............4 44$:9
Lad es we ter....................... .....$ .98 lut i ands Ii ot S is . . . . .. . . . . . . . 1 2 up
('ololder wears.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . ) atti sS rsa Irwr............98t* mlup
Mci s wete s weater..........s! Sweatehlrs . I.Z.I'itnSut...........1.)
W ae alre pttn ouwetefromos datt ratoiva prciasiesaiudprmns epi
anduthe with hsen strbig.uwl otg rn o rcs
('iirns watr . . . .C..ash... 25 Dea rtm nt tor
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