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. onI Bi-, New Yorm rt'cery Firm
Keeps Dowin Its
Vroome & Co., Butter & Cheese
Merchants, New York City. says: "We
k.p RAT-SNAP in our cellar all the
lime. It keo;ps down rats. We buy
it by the gross, would not be without
it.' Farmers use RAT-SNAP because
.:s pass up j11 food for RAT-SNAP.
Three sizes. 3oc. 65e, and $1.2Z. Sold
%t guaranteed by Laurens Hardware
Co., Putnam's Drug S:ore and Ken
ASSESSORS NOT ICE 19:21
The Auditor's office will be open
tr:tu the first of Jan'uary to the 20th
t. February, 1921, to i.:k. Tax re
tu.::s of all pe'--sonl proptrty and
v traLers of ra, io
For :h c e :a x: ay'-- 7rSI
returns w:., ta'* n it th . wr
A'.. r \ t
Delicious and :
guaanteed to re.
Mande 'nI:h the celebait
ed- n~ f.'.:: CtK in
INER HINCE ASSOtiATION.
PR:OPifl!TY INSURED 916.15.000
W O : R CALL on the undersign
ed for t.: information yo'u may desire
about nur plan of insurance.
We ins .:rce your property against de
st.ruction hy FIRE. WINDSTORM OR
LIGHTNING. and do so cheaper than
any co,.'any in existance.
Remembter, we are prepared to provo
to you that ours is the sfet and
cheapest pian of insurance Znown.
Our .\ssocia:ion is now licensed to
wulte !insurance in tbhe couinties of
Abbevil"' Greenwood, McCormick,
Edget'eld, 1.aurens, Saluda. Lexington,.
Richland., Calhoun. and Spartanburg.
Green'tille, Pickens. Bamberg. Barn
well, Clarendon. Sumter, Iz'e Kershaw,
TE: officers are: Gen. . Fraser
Lyon, '""cnt. Columbia. S. C.; J. RI.
Blake. Gen. Agt., Secty. and Treas.,
Greenwood, S. C.
A. O ';ran . .. ....Mt. Carmel. S. C.
J. M. 'mbrell .. .. Abbeville, S. C.
J. RI. I. de .... ...Greenwood, S. C.
A. Wt Youngblcdtd .. . .Holdg.es. S. C.
J. Frater Lyon .. .. Columbia. S. C.
R. 1? Nicholson .. ..Edoi eld,S, C.
W. HI Wtharton . ......Waterloo. S. C.
W. C. Tu~te... . . .. .. . athurt. S. C.
3. RI. BL AkE, Gen. Agt,
Oreenwood, S. C.
Jan. 1, 100.
* 4 WP?4 81 ca/fi1J ,'i.w.&rg,: JCv7U
Continued from Last Week.)
d hve ::a: ':Thecn.
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h0. rno Yo-: en n i r.; rve t hat;
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- h you rt
n - down Y's
d et ' t'~ domnn
-,f I sh ouldi
A* .-!:- - *h-'e ines,. test
try r~ d !5 r.-c.: i:.;&ulations.
osa d!'zen': repe'.!tions hardly
tostsf Mrs. Farnsworth.
uh' hesel f reel t hem and Iostu red
4n A e' instruction.
"I ease read the whole of the sec
.tnd act again," said Alice, seating
herself on the boulder. I waited for
a few minutes, enjloying the beautiful
%w of Mrs. Farnsworth's voice, then.
miystified and awed. I crept down the
ladd1er and stole away. "It's Dilck
Searles' play," I kept whispering to
myself. It was the "Lady L.arkspur"
that he was holding back until he
could find the girl that had so en
chanted hIm in London and for whom
he had written this very comedy with
its setting In the Virginia hills.
Hurrying to the garage. I snarled
it Flynn, who said Torrence had
been calling me all mornIng and had
finally left werd that he would motor
to Barton at eight the next evening
to see me on turgent business. I un
locked my trunk and dug out my copy
of "lmdy Larkspur." Not even the
wizardry of Alice and her friend
could have extracted the script. The
two women had in some way pos
sed~ed themselves of another copy, an
exact duplicate, even to its blue paper
cover; and I sat down and began re
calling everything Searles haud told
me about his efforts to find the ac
The tele'phone on the table at my el
ho0w rang until Flynn came in timi-.
ly to quiet it.
"If it's Mr Torrence-" I be;:nn.
"It's the IHarton stationl, t~tr.
Thoro's a teleo'nm" I snnnart te
Ie iver Nfuly. thinkiln it IIy
:be . mehorea Torenc con firm~n
:D: :'014 .nnat aeytee ho e
Spin:hi, Ohio. Sc [te:nber 30, 191.7.
-'e fren L ::...n ::2e ;t Fays Ins:
frv.- i.: t s- for Violet D wir
we, -ta i : Satl. lgnse s
HI '-vy & "* 'nd anyb'ody e
1al. dw.y Nh' ri ht know what
:e.: 4 - n c ast cr he:,' ed
hant w Iy 1 : 1a . ,Xlw i t e ti
p to mness thi;
Tr -.. :'.*:r wSe~ co fr t
in. I I n 0 r n,
ha r . - :. -S-be .
r;~~:. .-. :-- - -4 t
"4. \ ew ne, n actress.
TI n. z .t n-r - ;inL- a n d the
lov 1 n-I imost charming- girl in
T o!!P wre day no'.r3g of Impor
tance hi; ;e: ed, thouih Allee and 'Mrs.
'arssvorth agAin s,-nt the morning
in te woodland,. iresumr.bly studying
Searles' iaar. My thouchts galloped
through i-my head in a definite formula:
If sIe !s not my aunt-" "If she is
on impostor-" "If she Is a spy playing
a deep game in the seclusion of Bar
ton-" "If she is the act ss Searles
Is seeking-" At any rate, would re
spect her wish to play the game
through; the dangers of carrying the
story-book Idea to one of half a dozen
pio.ssible conclus!ons were not Incon
-iderable. but I was resolved that she
should finish the tale in her own
If I Lad expected Searles and hit
play to be Introduced into the table
taik, I was dooned to disappoiutment.
A d.-zen tines I smnttl.ered ai impulse
to t :! Alb'e and .\!s. Farnsworth I
nad atched tl'm in the woodland
and of'Searle,'a n. search for thc
id*-al of hi~s " a y .r i- , but I
wa' I r: h. d' Ll"asure.
The ic '.cd w n in 11.- wood.
tIe a t. :l h n I e.. --I h m
-l !.'e-4 o te , 1e
by -ir '. -: I l - . r th
bte. W Ien th o 1,- w.d
wl. re 1 had 'ii her tie da1 ic oe
" 110ane In-i I w' ere her this
'I asbu~-r. *L.-t :se- .-ee; I think:
- r little trick to. t.': thec hand
I f 1::- isv meth it-l. ettrl ine
1."1nd'h ch'se one1 and ha'nded-( !ue
heo.rs; "'if the thip side turns3 up.
I-c ment it slinin:.; into the~ air. A
:auch cau.;ht anad hi it atn 1t-tant,
ien it fll, turning over and. over,
nd lay straight on edge agcast a
"No deelsoni:" I cried. "it's an ex
She knelt b'eslde- it. ponder~ng. "1
hink it leans just a trnil- to the- ad
dress- side '" she ann1ounIced. "'There
or you may return it to ) our pocket
.id it goes into the j.ost otli e."
"These letters would pirobably an
swer a lot of questions for me if I
daredc run away with themn." I sug
"he thought does you no credit. sir.
Y'ou promised rnot to ineddle. but just
to let thing~s take theiar course. and
I must say that you are constantly
imi rivlig. At times you grow~ suspil
c'lius--yes, you know y -u do-but,
tau~e It all In all, you 4o try well."
At the post office she dripped all
the letters but one Into the chute. "It
really dlid fall a little to the address~
sIi'Y' she questioned.
I gav-e may judgmnt that the letter
erd sright on edge, Inclinitng neith
"I ylife hung In thme balance. I
hudcertaInly nolt act where fate
had hbeen sio tltnid.l,'
"Suppose," saId Aliee musingly, "I
were to tell you that if I maai I thIs
ietter the effect will be- to dtini mue
n A kmuerlea for somle t irne; If I idoni
I-ndu~ It, I shall have to write anmitherg
ihat will mean that I shall g''e.
I oonQ. If I sta 0on mat Batri'ri int
of going. home to tale up my little
part again for England in the war, it
will be an act of selflshhess-just
some more of my foolishness, more of
the make-believe 1i4e that Constance
and I have been living here."
"I want you to stay," I said earnest
ly, taking the letter. "Let we be your
fate in this-in everything that affects
your life forever."
She walked quickly to the door, and
I dropped the letter Into the chute and
hurried after her.
"You didn't turn round," I said as
we started down the street. "For all
you know, i've got the latter In my
"Oh. I'm not a bit frightened! it
would be just as interesting one way
"But I want you to stay forever,"
1 declared as we waited on the curb
for a truck to pass.
"Ti- remark is almost impertinent,"
she answered, "when I've known you
only seven days."
"They've been wonderful days. It
re.-ly makes no difference nbout let
ters or your duties elsewhere. Where
yo;u go I shall certainly follow; that's
se migI shou!tl like to have un
:.too'i here nd now."
I .itering alon.; the bench on our
-:IN home. I wa _-uiflily coinselous
th:tt I was ma.ing love rather arlent
.y e a lady who4) tal iitrocluee.i hor
tome :is t.y uncl''s widow. The
nt' an wIas, 'on the whole. verl
Aow re ear
' 'As t 1) s
s well:ng to' . r-! t!; ' door
!s t'. hLnv.b Mr. i?m
I4f coirse he is not csie." said
A ho. She was esln i .!w,l at er-e in
a wb:r rocker. unconcertdly 1 lying
the strich-plume fun.
"Tere may be inatter,-" becan
"tO. nothing that Bob can't hear!"
"Very w ell," muttered Torrence
frowning his complete disapproval.
lie fidgeted for a moment and tried
to entch Rnynor's eye, but hlaynor's
face expressed amusement. I found
myself liking Raynor very much.
"Sir. laynor told me that he wished
to speak to Mrs. Bashford privately."
said Torrence. "If he's sat'te. 'm
sure I have no objection to Mr. Sin
gleton's remaining. I regret that my
own duty is a disagreeable one."
"Really !" murmured Alice with
nicely shaded imtpudence.
"I am convinced. beyond any ques
"Really!" Murmured Alice.
tion," said Torrence sharply. "that
you are no't th~e widow of the late
Raymond B. JBashford:
"That statement," saId Alice without
ceasing the languid flutter of the fan,
"is correct-<quite correct."
"Certainly. It is entirely true,"
nfflrmedl Mrs. Farnsworth.
"And your coming here as you did
is, if you will pardon my frankness,
susceptible of very disagreeable con
structions. It Is my_painful duty-"
(To be continued.)
Xir. Fred White Says, "D~on't Idle Be.
cause You Only See One Rlat."
"1 did, pretty soon I found my cel
lar full. They ate my potatoes. After
trying RAT-SNAP I got 5 dead rats.
The rest later. They pass up the po
tatoes to eat RAT-SNAP." If there
are rats around your place follow hMr.
White's example. Three sizes. 35c,
65c, and $1.25. Sold and guaranteed
-imurens5 Hardware Co., Putnam's
Drug Stor- en 1 KEnne 1' dros.
0rove's Tasteless chaW Tocic restores
Energy and Vitality by Purifying and
Enriching the lokod. When you feel Its
strengthening. invigorating effect, see bow
it brings color to the cheeks and bow
it Improves the appetite, you will then
appreciate its true *o.nic value.
Grove's Tastelese chili Tonic i simply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup. So
pleasant even children like it. The b!ood
needs QU!NINE toi Purify It and IRON to
Enrich It. Destroys Malarial germs and
Grip germs by its Strengthening, 1nvigor
ating Ffec 75c
For Real Tire Repairing
RIM CUTS, BLOWOUTS
REATREDING A SPECIALTY
City Vulcanizing Station
AT CITY FILLING STATION
,Z7 WHITE FOR
RhL thscwrsthztre. in
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P1"iyf r-VCone siot
,Many persons wonder why they
have to pay 40 or 50 cents, or more,
for the beef they buy when live cattle
'are only 10 or 15 cents a pound.
In the first place, we average
only about 1/2 pound of meat from
the pound of steer for which we pay
10 or 15 cents. Only part of the other
half consists of such by-products as
hides, oleo oil, tallow, etc. -the
remainder is waste. And the return
from by-products justc now is very
small. Hides and fats as well as
many other icems are down to pre
In the second place, there are
not many pounds of the kind of
meat for which you pay 40 or 50 cents,
or more, mih the entire animal. Some
times the retailer hastosella lot of the
meat he buys for about what he pays
for it, because you and your neigh
bors pass by certain cuts and insist
upon the other choicer cuts, such as
Necessarily, he must get enough
for these choicer cuts to make up for
what he loses on the less popular
ones, such as soup meat, etc.
The difference between the final
retail price of the finished meat
product and the first cost of the live
steer is less than it is for most farm
If the foregoing raises any question in
the mind of the reader, we will endeavor
to answer it, upon request.
Swift & Company, U. S. A.