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dI "I have noteil all these details, An
yoine," I replied; and again I thought
fhere was a telegraphic exchange be
bIveen the ladies though this time a
allack slipper was the means of coin
T' Torrence arrived in a moment, and
.othing has ever given me keener joy
Sfian his shock of surprise at beholding
ofrs. Bashford. I wits devoutly grate
RuI that he had not been present at
Rhe dinner-table, for my own efforts to
Rnterest Torrence in anything but the
Jnost practical matters had always
9'een highly unsuccessful, and the dis
CUssion of ghosts and witches would
dardly have amused him. As Mrs.
flarnswortl and I took ip the recent
Tpoveinents on the wvestern front I
pgverheard T'orrence Jut'tinft a1ll the
Lsiachinery of the trust cioimpany at
Bairs. BashforI's di sposal. It seemed
VtInlost a , a sphemy to he talkinag of
04ncomne :1u11i like tiutters to a woman
01ke Alice BaIftird:
I They continit1 thir i'n'irnoe for
ome tim1e, but I '-t totin!i #,ut of
ItIrs. Farn worth ilit sh n! any ligiht
]Bgn mly aun1.1 . r b y iIw :: h
GIIad todn10r:'.u1 wspe
C(!Ilus little. 'Mr-. -rn w ths ak
Ytvias that (:' a ': wi:l: . li r
I'Voice inter, o nn*o-:-:n:ly
F01he twlo-s 1;::I1l r
I~ 'ni-s 1.i 1' 1.1
liei v she lo e - l r
it t "t It
\"ig. Ait 11 t it
.keep thle divineo spJark ofph~y alis e' ill
OLIThe light of (lnlt of' the ov lunp.
Nifell upon Alic' k ea s- ~iil
lgave hleed to Tirre1s's a-un 1 hb
Wstewardship. One Itf iir ha:uils gent ly
Srstroked the terrier that I.'y qiuietly i:
Cia chair beside her. I was sure that
Ctis painstaking deIIscriptionl of ass-ets
Wand market valuies wIts bor1ing her
0Once her vokte r'ose int e.xpostulattion
Torrence, I judged, was suiggestimt
Lthat legal means could be found to ex
R(Pel tihe old Tyrtinagh ami emploeyeeu
p fropn the Bar'ton property.
Ny "Oh, never in the world ! It wo:
Requite like Mr'. Unshford to want t'
Clcare for thes".e petople in their old1 a ge
G(And-"'shle laughed anti turned towart
JKime-"thiey cani't he dlitldged~ 'whilh
B BJob lives ; and weO don~'t wantit to par11
wi e th him11 Just yet.''
'I was 1 glad to have himt heari her ad
Sdress me it thIts intlinate fash ion. To
ry alway13s inspirted ini tie at detsire t
O"I shall help AllIe' to break Iitem ii1
. Totrry, I saidh, linzgerintg upon i lie
namie for his special edi lica tion.
''Of cotur se, Singlet on,'' he lrelliei."
TA wasn't suret't you mie'anlt to s1tay on. ['at
13 dont me, but I dlidnu't-"
T.'"Oht, it isn't thatt 1'ob, hasn't a right
Sto stay," said Alice guickly ;"!r
FA~arnsworth and I arte hoplng that ib
0will like us well enough to slarte oul
extie on other't accounts."
tl "I tin engaginag Mr. Siingietont to es
plain American Jokes to moe," at
1) noun~cedi Mrs. F'arnswoth. "Alic
jt seems to get thtem, but I'm never sure.
ei It is a part of Torrence's busiunesst
d counsel widows, wleh he dloes like th
honorable man he .Is, but as hte rose t
go presently, remarking thtat his wif
Iwould motor down to call shortly,
-caught a glimpse of his face that intd,
cated deep perplexity. I left when h
"wan t to talk to you," he said ners
ously when we were outside. "I'll senl
the ear ahtead to the gate."
bwhen the shtrubbery cut us off fror
Sthe htouse lie stopped abruiptly an
tY seized rmy arm. "What do you manke o
iit?" be detnanded.
"Make of what?" I asked.
t "'That girl I" lie excilamled testily.
"If you insist, I must avow thlat she'
adorable, nloting else."
. Don't be a fool l You knew Ray
mond Blashford much better tihan I dd
and you know perfectly well hte neve
jmarried a young girl of that sort
Those women ar'e playIng a trick, ant
I'mw surpr~sed that you don't se
'M ucle wa a man of taste rind
genitleman," I answered deliberateli
"there's nothing in the least improbni
leo in his bging infatuated with
yolng wornan of charm and wit lik
-'Itell you it won't do," he insiste(
Lf either of those women at tha hrons
is Itiyhsond l3ashford's widow, It's the
one who calls herself Farnsworth.
They're playing a game of some kind.
and it's no laughing matter, but It
won't take long to fnd out what
they're up to."
"You'll hardly go the length of hav
Ing tiew -arrested as inposters, Tor
ren(e-aot without some data to work
"Certainly not. You seem to be hit
tIng it off with botl of the. in, Ibu i1d.
vise you to be on guard. Are you sure
your uile never sent yoi hiII wife's
photograph? That would have been u
perfectly natural thing to do."
"lf I'd got a photogrnph. I should
have headed for Japan. not for
Franee." I laughed, but I was tinlking
deeply. Ills line of reasoning as to the
incowrulty of the marringe was not
so different from my own that I could
sneer at his suspicions. I shrank from
telling h011m that I didn't (are a hang
whether the widow was a fraud or not.
If the two women who had settled
themselves on the Barton estate were
imposters. they were extraordinarily
durin: and clever.
We were nearing a gateway where
Ik var waIted, and I saw several of
the guard linnging about at a discreet
dista n ce. "Look here. Singleton," he
said angrily. "you don't seem to take
this business very seriously. You don't
want te tuake the ialstake of letting a
pretty girl pull the wool over your
eyez." lie lowered his 'voice and ndded
-.4 nh , .\, - .a I'. r h rd N ta
- -rvo un.yo nlrs -.o
ne Ofth t kid )-ut an :nor
urse you knew nh::I to
tell" i a5 Its i
"I took it eb ne it lying t. him
5o. l told 1w1 o thit ex
rept tlit the lt i~stishenmyhd
ude inquir su a ntha ute:rnatoe
wa dtiente ands~ us t beng. handhsl
"Was~ this ing~uire~r lamiie-a smallt
dark mans with a hc must achs'?" I
pk~~eson has bseent hanuginig about hcee,
so, thle boiys tell me'
"Net at all ! I mayI~ as well tell you
it nass I hiynosr-yuci proabcly renwmuii
he'r hisn. lle's ai specialist in linterna~
- ialla, anid theiy tooklin intoi ltei
-state dep'Iartmen'it just aifter thse Lutsi
a goodes fellow-I've played goelf with
,i hi a gooder deaSl-andil~ I hated to5 lie (o
Shiu, but I tho~tut I'd see this wesiinai
- I confess that I was a tile dls
maiyed iby this. Itaynoir I knew slight
.steood( high, anzd eve'n withiout thesi ire+
3 ii fiss cflielal p oisihes not50
ri a chp to) sneeze/A at bit I dInl't wansrt
Toerrensce to k~now I had any udoubits as
- to the pesrfect authent Ielty of miy un
3 "l ii every t ranse'on i ncentIal pIlgrim
.s probabslly scrutinIzed closely thseses
J das," .s' I r-ema rked carelessly. "Mr..
B B1ashsfordi has lost a brother in tihe
]) iar, asisi I haven't heard anuyosne taI!~
B usnore bitterly aga Inst Germnitiy. Amid
iher comtspan Ion certasinly lhas no0 llu
-slons asbout the kaiser."
S eel don't lIke the business," lhe de
-"Lu't's do nothling foolIsh," I insisted.
S"If Itaynor has reason to suspect
eIther or both of these women, we'll
Shear further from 1dm."
"I've put myself in a hole," he sai,
angrily. "Of course I've got to adevlsa
hIm immediately that Mr-s. Biashford
"eJust wait a few (lays; I undertake
to keep them under surveIllance; you
etnn put the whole responsIbilIty on
me. If they attempt to leave, I'll warn
you and Raynor instantiy, but they
have settled themselves as thoug~h
they expected to spend the rest,. of
their lives here."
I told hhn of Mrs. Blashford's adlven
tures in reaching tho house without
convincing him that there was any
thing funny in her experIences, and het
left on myi) promise to report to hhn
dlaily at a given hour and instantly If
anytilng unusual occurred. I was su:
miy waye boek th' rough the grouusi
when AntoIne arrested mec.
you thinh ot ft. ilrr" be asked boau'se
Ly, falling into step.
"It you mean what do I think of
Mrs. Bnshford." I replied sharply, "I
think she's quite charming and de
lightfiu and all any one could ask in
"It's t.er manner of speaking of
spookish things. Mr. Singleton. It
doesn't iteem fitting In a widow and
her so lately bereaved. And the older
lady's iite'as bad, sir. The micts
tell ie they keep talking all day about
fairies and pretending they're queens
and such like, and talking poetry to
each other. The late master never in
dulged in such things, sir."
"le would have lived longer If he
had! It was probably the poetry and
fairies that attracted him to Mrs.
"Yes, sir," he acquiesced with a
gulp. "1 suppose you're right, sir."
"You should be grateful to Mrs.
Bashford for not bouncing you all for
the row you made last night. It could
be done; in fact, Mr. Torrence has
suggested that legal neans could be
found for getting rid of you."
"That would be very sad, sir," he
"Isn't Mrs. Bashford kind to you?
iIasn't she taken pains to make you
all feel at home?"
"Well, yes, sit'. But she's taken 141
sie back into the house, and there's no
work for her, there being two women
in the laundry already ; and she's told
me Dutch mtust be given his old place
in charge of the poultry; and both be
ing Germitans, you will recall."
"it's just her kind heart, you idioti
Yolt're aill been spoiled ; that's what's
the inatter with you."
"It causes feeling ; that's all, sit'."
"It needn't Cause it if You brace lip
tu act like a ian," I retorted. The-n,
sor.y I had been so harish, I added:
"We m9ust take good care! of Mrs.
laslisford, Antoine. It would be yoir
oll mai:ister's wish. It. wutild be m ise
to keep a gtiardi at the lise for tile
prsllit it Case y(ur11 iMysterious stran
'1er 1,1rn1S up1 againl."
li- iouitiilii't li ve laihcd to tiote illy
4-1m;g! 1 -4 )ft' to1t!e abt it I!th ll u Nklitown
v i ior, bitt he idiiie 11) c:nliulieiit.
"TI II glIla l's set. si 1; f r It antd
:- :I r.t t
"\'iI h r's no d n:r w aee
1o:e, tell thlli t n t
belw i I rl t i :- ED: hlit Il-ly- 'I
ill- .noi'nig rol ii li' u ilt a lett r
froto 8ei o iki''i'Illiiy eonI
giati l i'tis oil his :ibt . hild lily
ah dasnt htv r Lim l a daig
Wiown th.I' Shat i ti lwlria ,
se i l i ee l ore dis :; the tiatt
ait frihtaked tobbi.
T o he ri tmil g. roittght aii letter
go rrat ti.ns hind hi t pl'y. \\'ii e InyI '
entuiate proite iib:ao ie himk,. het
(lee1t1 ig evlte ioe etprle se lthan
w'rk. d aLa arksur''nwv btet' ssu
t of~s me. ieutti 'm d e ited, cla
ouet ofl thed rnbg Thiee'sonly ~thi
thi repot. Itut toad ae froetn~ bi~ttn
saIn that some3i ~vtim ag th ait se at
M~eingVi'l ha enIti eae orwarding ad-e'
gbeienI calliid fori byi toe'egtjt wose
ienltitwa snit disltosed Ofi, lus e
t hse in' muchito fhang a~ trtope onabt
if tha-'. tlay its it'lif Itink li iscuand
theli i 'ien Ih iii hesiig the t oet
Iig have nto thins for. rerning iat
Snthe fitkr at Ion Keet tic Io as k 1i
pla so. m'I'a r i'iel i to ie weelu
Ingse oft lo'uy I gh opekour''
eletlbe-I totigo iun still litgerl
traish in compar iisoii wilbth the story of
Alice Ihush fuid, in which, mu tel
agaI ist miy will, 1 hatd become it mintol
chairitcter. I had nit(her' pr~ded tiysell
on toy ability to see thtrought a plot li
the (ist chapter or the mo(st corijiil
cated( tmy3stery story. but there were
poitnts in tis unwritten tatle tha
I kept away frotn the house untl
dininer-timtte, w~hien I was re'celiv.ed quIte
s tin 01(d frienid by Alice and Mira
Farntsworth. The table tatlk wats o:
Cel tie poetry, and provedi less (listutrb
ing to Anatoi no than th(le iirevioui
night's discusslin of ghosts.
Thir dity had been silent, they ci
plainied, in a furtheri examlimationi (
my uncle's Jatpanese 1(oot, and1 they hai
takeni a long walk beyotnd (lie estate'
boltndarnies and were ent huslasti<
about the landscitpe.
"It's so beatifully peaceful al
about here," Alice tmur'mured. "I fee
that I never watnt to move again."
"That's a real tribute to Ameriea,
airt. Farnsworth remarked ; "for Allec
dearly lovesi new scen'res. She inhet
Ied a taste for travel fromt hter fatheer
who put somie new places ott the mapi
I didn't know and I wanted to asi
qutestlions .about Alice's fathter, but a
though anxtiousR to frustrate such irl
quirles my hunt asked hiowu close w
were to the place maide fiamous by i
--nel I'Utnamii's Ppneetnelulr enenrii(' frnt
the Britlrs. Bfielhad"reaid th story
and would motor to the scene, she do
clared. It was quite clear that there
were chapters in her life that were not
to be opened for my perusal. No
sooner had I crt.ugrht a glimpse of a
promising page than the book was po
litely cleaed. A curtain hung between
the luuediate present at 'larton-ou
the-Sound and other scenes and inci
dents of the girl's life; and Riv.
Farnsworth was equally detached frot
any tangible background. It seemed
that I inight :ueet them daily for the
rest of my life in this same friendly
fashion without adding a barticle to
my knowledge of them.
I became alert immediately when, as
we rose frot the table, Alice said, with
the air of asking an unimportant fa
"We were speaking last night of a
man who has been asking for us here.
ills visits have alarmed the servants,
but there is nothing to fear from him.
You know"-she smiled at Mrs. Farns
worth-"it's rather he who seems to
fear us; that, at least, is our Impres
sion, though we have no idea why lie
should do so. Still, it's rather good
fun to find yourself an qbject of spe
cial attention and to be followed, even
pursued. We've even led him oi a lit
tie, haven't we, Constance?"
Mrs. Farnsworth laughingly admit
ted that they had led the gentlenan
on a trifle, "but with all circuispec
tion," site protested.
"We inet hin here and there in
Tokyo, and later were surprised to
find hiti crossing onl our stentner. We
threw ilin olT In the Canadlaii tockies,
where we stopped for i day, and elud
ed hilln inl Chicago, where he was evi
dently lyIng in wait for us."
"lDelightful !" I exclaimed.
"But please don't get thie idea that
the inat anniiioys us," Interposed Mrs.
"Far froin it!" cried AlIce.
"You've seenl enough of Its perhilp9
'to understand that we enjoy little all
veniitur." saId Mrs. LFirisworth. "Tlt
iniant pretentis to be Iiterested In .l r.
Bhushford's art treasures. Ant o int's
story ahoit tle dilsgu ise is ratiu- r
agaliust that; but ve will gIve hin the
bviltui of tilie (olht. \\hat we aru
hl inll"lg Is that soiniething really alutli:
ing anuy cuoie of hils jer:istelit loll'
siit. \'ilth you told the : iinzy ot s r'v
:111. l wre we feel ilorfectly safe
werefor giv ing: hin ivr chanmie to
,how his hvI d."
"I!h Ioy-try lv ' It i y
tiot1h ranml whby hie his h1aunted11A the
Yt-Z ite o y. ( ' u:a : nil is
very anxiOuS Ill tht-m p.r lin .
"I wan' referrin-I.t the jottery;
"tll ise you o tn;; . r n'
w\Ai hiy 1111l' 1'qo fus a Iom lijilhew tO
21n1 111ut1 ! i have 11h4 i l nu bout ail I
kiIow itf this Itaila i.etieu h anaul. I 1u
i: l tusk at favor. Ie telepIhoned
fromn Samford this afternoon to know
whletlir we hall arrived, aind I hale
hilm) cil tonight. I sholul he glad if
piu wumll retiit utintil he leaves. I
should like to know whiat you make .t
"Certninly," I assented, leItastd that
she had taik eli me into her confidence
andui-ily curIous as to the Italhan
t'ratnkly andl piltausibly dId not, how
ever, touch uipon the matter' of the in
ter'est shown by the Amnericani state lle
lptrtmen'iit in imy aun t's arrival itt Hat'
ton, wvhich troubledl mn much moire
thani the antles of the Italiani who had
followr ii lie womena aCross the l'aclle.
Coiiit Miontanliiarrivedh shot tly and
wias r'eceived in the drawIng room. Th'le
iadIes greetd hIm withi the greatest
cordIalIty. As lie crossed the roomi I
verifiedI the limp and other polits of
Antoine's dlesciptiont. Ills bena'!ing
was that of a gentleman; and in bhi
very corr'ect eventing dresst lie hardly
loouked like i. man who would disguIse
himself itnul attemplt to rohi a house.
ie supoke EI gli nil hut per'fect ly anil
Iprt~oeded alt once to talk a gr-eat deali .
"'I was sad when~ I found I had so
narrowly missed you at Scattle, anid
agaIn at Ciciago. You travel fair too
rapidly for one of my age!I"
(To bo continued.)
TATION FOR LEIVRS ADMINIS
rhe State of South Carolina,
County of 'Laurens
Jy 0. G. Thompsin, Probate Judge
Whereas C. B. Mobo'iade suit to me
o grant him Letters of Administration
)f the Estate and effects of Sallie
Thebe are, TherefOre, to cite and ad
nonish all and singular the Kindred
tnd Creditors of the said Sallie Burns
)sborne, deceased, that they be and
uppear before me, in the Court of Pro
Mate. to be held at Laurens Court
House, Laurens, S. C., on ,16th day 9f
November, 1920 next, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock tin the fotonoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Administration should not be
Given under my band thin 1st day or
November Anno IDonini 1920.
0. 0 Thompson (Seal)
J. P. L. C.
Colds Cause Grip and Influenza
LAXA'NVE BROMO QUNINETblet removo tho,
cause., There Is only one "bom Quinlfe.'
E. W.GROVE'S signatue on bo, 30. -
Farmer A.-" I have sold my lower place and must have
it surveyed; who should-.I get to do'the work?"
Farmer B.-" B. R. Todd, of course.
Farmer 'A.-"Yes, I w1ould pr1efer him, but his charges
seei a little high."
Parmer B.-'"Seeis high, only. I Sold my old home lplave
and felt just as you do, So I got aniother surveyor. It took
this other nian four days to do tle job and lie iiimdte a imistalike
of twelve acres. I finally had to get Todd to do the whole job
over 111d it took him only two days to do it right, saving ime
MORA'LU-I YOU IIAVE T'DVE-YlN( TO j)O ILAWE IT
DONE ICHlT AT PIlRST ANl) AVOID) PI'lPTHllR
ENXPENSE. AND DSAIFCIN
B. R. T. TODD, Engr.
PHIONE :3.-1.6 EN. S. C.
D u h o Wu
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it in the bank each pay day, so that some day it can
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Vou wont always be able to work. even if you are
well. Then it will be a fine feeling to have the money
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Make OUR bank YOUR bank.
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