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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTHICAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1920.
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(Continued from Last Week.)
"It was to be for the kaiser, for Ger
many," declared Antoine bitterly.
"And she was to he- careful about
Flynn. I always thought Flynn was
stralglt-I (lid indeed, sir!"
"I think Flynn and his wife are both
honest, but we'll take no chance. Warn
the guards to be on the alert. We
don't want Elsie to get the idea that
she's being watched ; so tell the inen to
keep away from the garage. I'll keep
an eye on the Flynns. You go home
and go to bed. . . ."
The deep calin of the country night
haid settled upon the shore, and the
Flynns' quarters were perfectly trait
quit. It didn't seem possible that an
international episode was in process of
incubation in that quiet neighborhood,
I began to think that the general dis
trust of the German woman by her as
sociates might be responsible for
'ierro's story. But, viewed in any
light, I had a duty to perform. If Elsie
had visited the house and purloined
the fan, she would be very likely to get
rid of it as quickly as possible, and I de
termined to keep watch. I drew the
blinds, got into my dressing gown and,
re-enforcing the lampshade with a
newspaper to deaden the light, pro
ceeded to read.
It was on toward one- o'clock and I
was dozing when a sound roused mt.
A door on the Flynn side of the hall
creaked ; there was silence, then 1
heard furtive steps on the stair. I
snapped out my light and peered out
of the window just as Eisie's robust
figure disappeared into the shadows. I
was about to follow when 'the creak
lng of the i!ilyIIn door was repeated. In
a moment another peep through the
shade showed me Flynn himself, and
he, too, quickly vanished. IHere was n
situation indeed l If Elsie was keep
Ing tryst with her co-conspirator of the
altriioon and her husband was spyhigi
upon her, a row of large proportions
Nas likely to result at any moment. I
leaned from the window as far as I
dtired and saw tile woman close to the
wait t the arthd: end of the building.
'u scene was well set for trouble, and
I wias wondering what I could (10 to
avrt the disturbance and the exposure
of the foolish woman when the whole
inn11tier wits taken out of my hands.
"You fool ! You scoundrel !" she hel
lowed in German. "That you should
think me ai piything to commit a rob
hery for you ! That I should steal
from my mnistress to satisfy yott, you
piece of swi no-lesh I"
I .a. ''ftei heard Eisle vocally dis
dilning her' .lish llhsbr-d anid knew
the powert' of her lungs and the vigor
of hier in veel ive,. hut thue s'eoed hen!
shte ' ist mstly disphusned . t hte
peorsoni she wast adclh- sing, y' dO wits
cert'ainly not Flynniu. A ii d sounds of -I
scuffle iti the continuous outtuinmg
of billingsgat toIhe ugh t over' thie
garage door lashed on suddel~ y anmd
Sdisgosed Flynn in the act of precipi
tating himnseif into the fray. Elie had
gralsped, and( wias stoutly elmlngig to ia
tatil men~l who wats trying to free hhu-n
self of 11er muttscular embllrace. 11er
cries mneauiwhilo Included some1 of the
ra('icst termis int thet Germnil dictionatry
alnd others-mouthtfuis of frightfulness
--that I didnlm't recognize.
When I reached the open F'lynn watS
dant~cin~g roundih the belligerents like ant
eixcited b~oxer, occasionllily springing
in to ind a blo0w; and al nl the while
Eisle continuettd to taddress her cative
.and( the world at large in her native
tongue. Fl1ynn1 was rather tleore thana
sixty, and Eie was ntot nu.ch is ju
thor, while tile invadeir wits young andit
agile. Tile man11 hadtt loosenled one0 arm11
and drawn ak revolver wvith whlich ho
wa'is Itounding Elile ini the face. I
knocked the gun from his hand1(1 'ithl
mny walking-stlck and shouted to Eile
to let go of hinm. iler shouts had roused
thle guards andti heauring ans5werling
cries and~ the beat of hlurrying feet onl
the walks, lie redoubled his efforts to
escape. 1 had( hlardly got my hands(1 on
him when with a twist of his body he
wrenched himself free andl sped away
ir the darkness,
I hadn't gone far in pursuit of him
before I trIpped over the skirts of my
dressing gown and fell into a bed of
cannalis. This wotid hatve been less
meannchol If 1Plynn. hnrd bhhnd.
iine t stritnbied over ~me and, belley
tng he had captured the enemy, grip
peti iny legs until I could persuade him
to let go.
The lights now flared on all the
walks and driveways, and Antoine was
hellowing orders to the guards to stir
round the sunken garden. I surmised
Ih1: the fugitive, surprised by the at
tack. had lost his bearings and was
now far fromi the boundary wall back
of the garage from which presunably
lie hail entered the grounds. With the
Sound cutting off his exit beyond the
retsie in ce, there was a fair chance of
catching b.'m it Antoine's veterans
were tit all vigilant.
1 found Antoine, armed with a club
aind swinging a lantern, majestically
posed at the neurer entrance to the gar
den. With i a swallow-tail coat over his
nightshirL antid his nightcap tipped over
Otte ear, he was anl enthralling tigure.
As he strode toward ine his slippers
Iaplutsed weirdly uon the brick walk.
"There's stomebody in the garile.,- sir,'
he wi.s meril huskily. "The troops has
it surruntled." No general in all his
tory. reporting In sonre critical hour
the'tisposition of his army, could have
heen miore colmposed.
"You have (lne well, Antolne. Shnl
you dig in llitil mioriitg Or go over the
t(l st~w 7"'.
"As you say, s!r. It's better you
houbil take chiai'ge."
I walked rounil the garden and found
I:s miez well distributed, but the ol
tellows were exceedingly nervous. "It's
a lilt suspicious, sir, tihat he broke for
the giut'en," remarked Ant oine.
"lto broke for the garden," I sug
r''::tedl, "hbeen uA his line of l'(reaet was
i Mf ail lie hnit to go sotmewhere."
"It's Iueer, thugh. sir, when Dtuteh
has a'0( sieeping ni the lotg bench
dlown there by the fountain. Von know
how we feel about hitn, sir, he being of
"f bitch told me he was camping in
the toolhouse," I answered.
"The boys drove himi out, si', and lie
took to the garden."
"Nasty of the buys, I should say, if
,hat interloper should 111rder hlimi-"
A yell rose from the nidst of the
:nrdlen. followed by a crash ined an in
ttant later by a splash that Interrupt
Ni l another yell. I stltched Antoine':.
'intern and ran down the steps toward
the scene of cotuiition. \\'hen I
reaciohed the 'leuIlar pool 1h Jet was
still pil aiyin g g~ciyily. but the waters O)
044' .'xele were u I'ti 'huis i l t itito . Two
itn wei'e rolling id tubln ab ou t1 1
as though hest uponl dli own t; t: each
ot he'. w u the .'.in. liu lc .er h
jus't i hI ke'h goittlt,'i20 upoS et 0ri1
pi . hi uat lnttbytch --c lh.. h
mcl 41he i'!" oib I e' :ash tof~n oweima
lii t'sI I'll - (:nI P-h l''r om ii t o giter
don a9r- ithe at'this knebou uslampi
(lie s'ory( ing Dult'etith.t nce
It apendoutdly enjing hs le-n
Slltihiu wnouter, "tatseentt opse,
the' prostrateenptinvne' mals to gtve
old stml's, tody wsh dss to' dey
Ptc he syfhs, advetes all inrease
het' draaien effect. an w tt
"hwIt aes thisl Aveihe hen
as, Aut'nshwate, i "ta toilrseen tole
who'~1's bte sinei' me ear torc thes
fod 'tabl es taitkn' shrielsy to doe:
fDuh' se he as, 'thes 1( allag'O u
sow 'em wtfne's glod Amereanlift fhe
says., An' shel tlea' pre afe beento
seot t whaner 'tr to rthe hose,
to'mh nthink' 'erz gely to happen
for' love 'tepn kasr Se sadh her 'Iw
thed al'n when the hoesa toght
tongit afn' th's pyromise ito tie gar
gIontn thecha toldo past sme. ec
thogntin' wuznh 'm oivn tor happen
altan' wsepnocse on eh thei
grge wak' hmt up. th tnk, lis
tn' an this gubos ento thergar
loose, he says, n'n' I Reused 'him ag'ln
IThe mian was still choking from the
uouslnj. and. Dutch. turned hIm . av
tioni at war, coznion chivalry demand
ed that I handle the arrest of Monta
ni's agent in such a atnner as to
shield them. I was thinking hard and
in my perplexity even considered
sending a messenger to Torrence; but
he was already suspicious and would
be very likely to summnon llaynor im
milediately and preclipitate a crisis I
was not prepared to face. To invite
the attention of the American state de
partmaent to the increasingly complex
sitmuttion would not be giving any aunt
the chance I meant she should have to
The captive had got upon his feet
and stood dazedly staring at us. lHe re
k s '
eather is upon u
i in need of m
:e the purchase
are making pri
Come in an
d we will save y
'Suits, sizes 14 to 20
ot to close out at $.9.95
ot New Plaid Skirts
ht this lot at at 50 per
will sell the same way,
0 for only - $9.95
ne, worth $2.50 per
al per yard for only.. $1.50
ay from you.
' yard, for only-. --. 75c
,ist, worth $3.50, one
3rown Sheeting, sale
Dress Gingham, sale
Percale, only 25c
,sale price ~ -1.98
h, grecen, blacek. na.'vy a11( grey.
', a11 ne0w 1(0S sh tel'o I)rse aml'~S814
t~h $2.00, our ice no'8 1(w .. . .$1.00
. .. .......... .. ...... .....10c
~lis'h, only ...............$9.95
inl T1oe, onlly.............$9.95
ilish, only ................. .$8.95
niglishi, only '... . ...........$7.95
- 1] Pinunifed liltii vigoiorosly' on the
back, assisted by Zimmerman, the
obliging valet, who had seized the oc
casion to show his hand on the side of
the allies. "Shall I telephone for the
Barton police, sir?" asked Antoine,
with an extreme exaggeration of his
This was Obviously the thing to do,
but I feigned not to hear the question
while I debated the matter. It was
plain that mainy things relating to the
capture were veiled in mystery ; that
if Mrs. Blashford and her companion
were involved in an international tan
gle and had in their possession some.
thing that vitally concerned the na
15 All Wool Middy
worth $17.50, this I
Just received one I
pleated. We boug
cent on the dllar,
skirts worth $16J
36-inch all Silk Messali
yard, big value speci
Don't let this get aw
36-inch Silk Poplin, pei
1 lot Selmore Voile Wa
each for only. ..
36-inch 35cts. Buality ]
50cts. Curtain Scrim, c
65cts. 32-inch Standard
36-inch dark and light
$3.00 full size Sheets,
$3.00 size White Quilts
wvorth $1 .75, sale prime.
;Iliigh Wool Daniiishi P opla
black, worthI $1.00, .sale pr
:3f-iiichl Wool anid ( tottort
I lot 36-inich all Wool Serg
Snmits, worthl $1.50, sal pm
1 lot. Men 's U nd1erwevar, wor'
1 lot Men' s I lose, sale priet
No. 1362 Mahogany kid Eni
No. 1561 Mahoganmy kid, Pla
No. 1467 Mahoga ny kid Eng
No. 1 665 Mahmoga ny C a If, E
-No). 1645 Black kid, English
Eiiied U> i' ny cstioiis, Z.ven
when 1 suggested that if he could give
I satisfactory account of himself he
would be released. He only doggedly
shook his head. When I asked if he
lead been hurt in his bout with Dutch
be smiled and extended his armus in
enlal. lie was a very decenlt-looking
Ieliow, blue-eyed and smnooth-shaven,
who seemned to accept his plight with
t degree of good humor.
I decided that as nothing would be
gained by sending him to the Barton
calaboose that night, I would assume
the responsibility of detaining him un
til I had groped mny way through the
haze of suspicions and circutustanaces
s and Thanksgi'
of these as easy
ices in our store
d make your s
We have bought five
med hats, worth $10
on sale Saturday, your
12 All Ladies' Skirl
good style, sizes 26 to
$6 will close this lot <
1 lot Men's Silk Pleated Hose, 89
36-inch Cotton Dress Plaids. for
All 27-inch Dress Gingham, 5Oe
50e Quality Standard Outing, sal
36-inch :3t5c Quality Illea-hnhg, s
1 Lot all Wool IBlack serge Skii
and $12.50 your choice only .. .
What about that Suit ? Now is
week only we will sell $60( .00 and
1 Lot Slmnpo 1 Al1ab!(ly, Good Qi
adl ni yV (ollrs, wort h $2.5(t. 'I
Will sell this lot for' ontly..
1 lot. Fashioned Silk 1 lose. I irowni
(only .. .... ...... .......
I lot Iloys' Wuandlerhlose. Ia rge s:
1 lot Ladlies Tan 1llenitied TFop 1
We ha ve .ju si irecei ved a big shii
Shjo(s at ihe low price, and we ei
Th'lere is a "D 1iamnond inal"
pie for 1(l 'very iPur~ se.
N~o. 1 586 Ihlack kid, Pla ini Tooi
No. 1625 Gun Aletal, iEnglish .
No. 14145 lhla ek K id, Plain Tile.
No. 1122 lIlnek K id, IBicher...
No. 1181 Gunt Mletal, Ilehier ('al
Womenim's I [eavy Tan Blueber..
lIig values in Children's aind \f
leathers' fromtt $1 .00 -to .........
that enveloiid lihu,
"Get some dry cl
and lock him up in'
sure he has blanke
give. lim some hot c
Thue captive muanift
decision and broke h}.
time, which he did in 4
Isls subnissiveness o '
perplexity, but I coulp
as he walked away s
"troops," with Dutch
--Dutch fully conscip
vindicated himself an
rather disdainful of h,
(To be conti
dozen ladies' trim
and $12.50 each
choice for only $5
:s, Navy and Black
30, Waists worth
ut at, each $2.95
e quality, sale price . . . .50c
ehool dresses, sale price 35c
ualily, sale pri-ee ......25c
le pri e ..............25c
t s. Extra size vorhI $10.00
..... ...... .. ...$6.00
the time t o b.uy. For this
$75.00 Suits for only $42.50
lity 1ril witi! S~Vlw hi colr
Ik ilosi. worilthI todayI $1.25.
on1ly . wortIh $2.00, yourIs for
..... ......... .......$1.06
ze, worth i3 50, pir , no0w 25c
Ilose. onldy..........o 10c air
mienit P eter D~i amond Bran~id
n sa ve youI $2.0(0 t o $.00 on
Ahoe for' Every ~ii Prpose: -
......... .... ......$7.45
.. . ... .. .. .. .. .....$4.95
sses' Shoes. All styles. and1(