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byes as it they wars hoping to^store
op honey enough to sustain their
hearts for a three years' fast. And
the porter was studying them with
Me was used, however, to waking
people out of dreamland, and he be?
gan to fear that If he were discovered
spying on the lovers, he might sur?
fer. So he coughed discreetly three
or four times.
8lnce the Increasing racket of the
train made no effect on the two hearts
beating aa one. the sutall matter of a
cough was as nothing.
Finally the porter was compelled to
reach forward and tap Mallory's arm,
".'Scuse me. but co-could I git b-by?"
The embrace was untied, and the
lovers stared at blm with a dazed,
where-am I? look. Marjorie was the
first to realize what awakened them.
She felt called upon to say something,
so she eald. as carelessly as If she
had not Just emerged from a young
"Oh, porter, how long before tbe
"Train's done started. Missy."
This simple statement struck the |
wool from her eyee atd tbe cotton
from her ears, and ehe was wide
enough awake wben she cried: "Oh, ,
stop it?stop itr j
Thafe mo'n I can do, Missy." the ;
Then Til Jump off." Marjorie j
sowed, making a dasn for the door.
But the porter filled the narrow
path, and wared her back.
"Vestibule's done locked up?
trains going llckety epllt." Feeling
that be had ssfsly checkmated any
rashness, the porter equeezed past
tho dumbfoundel pair, and went to
change his blue blouee for the white
coat of bis chambermaldenly duties.
Mallory's first wondering thought was
a rapturous feeling that circum?
stances had forced his dream Into a
reality. He thrilled with triumph:
"You've got to go with me now."
"Tee?I've got to go." Marjorie aa
sonted meekly; "then, sublimely, "It's
They clutched each other again In
a fiercely blissful hug. Marjorie came
back to earth with a bump: "Are
you really sure there's a minister on
"Pretty sure," esld Mallory, sober?
ing a trifle.
"But you eald you were sure?"
"Well, wben you say you're eure,
that means you're not quite sure,"
It was not an entire!} satisfactory
justification, and Marjorie began to
quake with atarm: "Suppose there
"Oh, then." Mallory answered care
? ?*?>?#.-??? Y**r,rsA *~ he one to
Mr- 20 the enor
a en and tbe
morrow, and she gasped "Tomorrow!
Tfl tflwtr fftit
of tbe wltdow."
MaMory c*uld prevert thst but
wbj|n so?* plead* d. "What shall we
do. pa had* no solution to offer
Again it was "ho mho received tbe
"I hsrs It," she beamed.
"Tea, MarjorieV ho assented, du?
"We'll pretend not to bo married st
Ho seized the rescuing ladder:
"That's HI Not married?just
"Till we can get. married?"
"Tee. and than we ean stop being
"My love?my friend!" They em
braced in a most unfriendly manner.
An Impatient yelp from the neg?
lected dog-basket awoke them.
"Oh, Lord, we're brought Snoozle
"Of course we have." She took the
dog from the prison, tucked him un?
der her arm. and tried to compose
her bridal face Into a merely friendly
countenance before they entered the
car. But she must pause for one more
kiss, one more of tnose bitter-sweet
good-byes. And Mallory was nothing
Hudson and Shaw were still glumly
perplexed, when the porter returned
In his white Jacket.
"1 bet they missed the train; all
this work for nothing," Hudson grum?
bled But Shaw, seeing the porter,
caught a gleam of hope, and asked
"Say, porter, have you seen any?
thing anywhere that looks like a fresh?
ly married pair?"
"Well." and the porter rubbed his
oyee with the back of his hand as he
chuckled, "well, tbey's a mighty lov
la' couple out theah In the corridor."
Instantly everything was aitve and
In action. It was as If a bugle had
shrilled In a dejected camp.
"Get ready!" Shaw commanded.
"Here's rice for everybody."
"Everybody take i n old shoe," said
Hudson. "You can't miss In this nar?
"There'e a kazoo for everyone, too."
eald Shaw, se the outstretched hands
were equipped with wedding ammuni?
tion "Do you know ths Wedding
"I ouirH -II Mrs.
Right Into th) t Ogle of prepara?
tion, old lra Lath. ;? ? m k.-u, on his
way back to bis seat to get more
"Hare somo rice for the bridal
couple?" said Ashtou, offering him ol
bis own double handful
But Lathrop brushed him aside
with a romance-hater's growl.
"Watch out for your head, tb*?n,"
erted Hudson, and Lnthrop ducked
just too late to estate a neck tilling,
hair (Illing showor. \u old shoe took
aha i clip abaft the ear, and the o!u
w jinan-hater dropped raging into the
same berth where the spinster, Anne
Oattle, was trying to dodge the same
Still there ans enough of the
shrapnel left to .overwhelm the two
young "friends," who marched into
the aisle, Dying to look Indifferent
and prepared for nothing on earth
less level for u wedding charivari.
Malleiy should have done better
than to entrust his plans to fellows
like Hudson und Shaw, whom he bad
known at West Point Tor diabolically
Joyous hazers and practical jokers.
Even as he sputtered rice and winced
from the Impact of flying footgear,
he was cursing himself as a double
dyed idiot for asking tuen men to en?
gage his berth for blm. He had a
sudden instinct that they had doubt?
less tedecked his trunk and Mar
Jorle's with white satin furbelows and
ludicrous labels. But he could not
shelter himself from the white sleet
and the black thumps. He could
hardly shelter Marjorle, who cowered
behind him and shrieked even loud?
er than the romping tormentors.
When the assailants had exhausted
the rice end shoes, they charged down
the aisle for the privilege of kissing
the bride. Mallory was dragged and
bunted and shunted here and there,
and he had to fight hla way back to
Marjorle with might and main. He
was tugging and striking like a demon,
and yelling, "Stop it! stop it!"
Hudson took hla punishment with
uproarious good nature, laughing:
"Oh, shut up, or we'll kiss you!"
But Shaw was scrubbing his wry
Hps with a seasick wall of:
"Wow! I think I kissed the dog."
There was, of necessity, some pause
for breath, and the combatants draped
themselves limply about the seats.
Mallory glared at the twin Benedict
Arnolds and demanded:
"Are you two thugs going to San
Francisco with me?"
"Don't worry," smiled Hudson, :
"we're only going as far as Kedzle |
avenue, Just to start the honeymoon j
If either of the elopers had been
calmer, the solution of the problem
would have been simple. Marjorle
could get off at this suburban station
and drive home from there. But their ,
wits were l'ke pied type, and they <
were further jumbled, when Shaw
broke in with a sudden: "Come, see
the little dove-cote we fixed for you."
Before they knew it, they were both
haled along the aisle to tho white
satin atrocity. "Love in a bungalow,"
said Hudson. "Sit dows*?make your?
selves perfectly at home."
- "No?never?oh, oh, oh!" cried Mar
Jorie. darting away and throwing j
herself into the first empty seat?Ira
Latbrop's berth. Mallory followed to !
console her with caresses and mur- ;
murs of. 'There's there, don't cry,
.dson and Shaw followed close
with mawkish mockery: "Don't cry,
id now Mrs Temple Intervened,
ghe had enjoy od the initiation cere?
mony as well as anyone. But when
the little bride began to cry. she re
membered the pitiful terror and shy
shame she bad undergone as a girl
wife, and she hastened to Marjorie'a
side, brushing the men away like
"Ton poor thing," she comforted.
"Come, my child, lean on me, and
nave a gooo cry.
Hudaon grinned, and put out his
own arms: "She can lean on me, if
Mrs. Temple glanced up with Indig?
nant rebuke: "Her mother is far
away, and she wants a mother's breast
to weep on. Here's mine, my dear."
The impudent Shaw tapped his own
military chest: "She can use mine."
Infuriated at this bride-baiting, Mal?
lory rose and confronted the two
Imps with clenched fists: "You're a
pretty pair of friends, you are!"
The imperturable Shaw put out a
pair of tlcketa as his only defense:
"Here are your tickets, old boy."
And Hudson roared jovially: "We
tried to get you a stateroom, but It
"And here are your baggage checks,"
laughed Shaw, forcing Into his fists a
few pasteboards. "We got your trunks
on the train ahead, all right. Don't
mention It?you're entirely welcome."
It was the porter that brought the
first relief from the ordeal.
"If you gemmen is gettin' off at
Kedzle avenue, you'd better step
smart. We'^ slowln' up now."
Marjorle as sobbing too audibly
to hear, and Mallory swearing too ln
' audibly to heed the opportunity Ked?
zle evenuo offered. And Hudson was
yelling: "Well, gooo-bye, old boy and
old girl Sorry we cant go all the
way." He had the effrontery to try
to kiss the bride good-bye, and Shaw
was equally bold, but Mallory's fury
enabled him to beat them off. He
elbowed and shouldered them down
the aisle, and sent after them one of
his own shoes. But it just missed
Shaw's flying coattalle.
Mallory stood glaring after the de?
parting traitors. He was glad that
they at least were gone, till he real?
ized with a sickening slump in bis
vitals, that they bad not taken with
them bis awful dilemma. And now
the train wai one* m cT!ckat*>
clicking Into the Bight and Iba N est.
Never was a young soldier so
stumped by a problem In tactics at:
Lieutenant Harry Mallory. safely
aboard his train, and not daring to
leave It, yet hopelessly unaware* of
how h?? was to dispose of his lovely
but unlahelled bnggago.
Hudson and Shaw had erected a
white satin temple tr? Hymen In berth
number one, bad created such commo?
tion, and departed In auch confusion,
that there had beon no opportunity to
proclaim that he and Marjorie were
"not married!?juiit friends."
And now the passengers had ac?
cepted them as that enormous fund of
amusement to any train, a newly wed?
ded pair. To explain the mistake
would have been difficult, even among
friends. But among strangers?well,
perhaps a wiser and a colder brain
than Harry Mallory's could have
stood there and delivered a brief ora?
tion restoring truth to her pedestal.
But Mallory was In no condition tor
auch a stoic delivery.
He mopped his brow In agony, lost
In a blizzard of bewilderment He
drifted back toward Marjorie, half to
protect and half for companionship.
He found Mrs. Temple cuddling her
closo and mothering her as if she
were a baby Instead of a bride.
"Did the poor child run away and
Marjorie's frantic "Boo-hoo-hoo**
might have meant anything. Mrs.
Temple took it for assent, and mur?
mured with glowing reminiscence:
"Just the way Doctor Temple and 1
gha could not see the leaping flash
of wild hope that lighted up Mallory's
face. She only heard his voice across
"Doctor? Doctor Temple? Is your
husband a reverend doctor?"
"A reverend doctor?" the little old
lady repeated weakly.
The poor old congregation-weary
soul was abruptly confronted with the
ruination of all the delight in her lit?
tle escapade with her pulpit-fagged
husband. If she had ever dreamed
that the girl who was weeping in her
arms was weeping from any other
fright than the usral fright of young
brides, fresh from the preacher's ben?
ediction, she would have cast every
other consideration aside, and told
But her husband's last behest be?
fore he left her had been to keep
their precious pretend-secret. She
felt?Just then?that a woman's first
duty is to obey her husband. Besides,
what business v/as it of this young
husband's what her old husband's
business was? Before she had fairly
begun to debate her duty, almost auto,
matlcally, with the instantaneous In?
stinct of self-protection, her lips had
Uttered the denial:
"Oh?he's?Jnst a?plain doctor.
There he Is now."
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J the most populor medicine in
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T,he handsome new building of the
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slender golden chains and sparkling
pendents make a charm finish to cos
tums of tho prevlllng style. We have
a nice fresh stock of these in all the
different stones, gold bead, necks,
lockets, belt pins and mesh baps, and
many other pieces of jewelry, that
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? Mir optical parlor is fitted Up com?
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Condemnation Jury Drawn.
Thii morning in the e< unty clerk's
office n Jury was drawn in the
condemn ition proc< edings gainst
Mr. J. x.' Phillips. Condemnation
proceeding wer?? taken out some
time ago ; nd the hearing will take
place <?n the 12th <f July before tie
Jury which wa?i drawn today. The
proceedings were taken out for tight
of way of 11 ie Carolina Western Rail?
road through Mr. Phillips' - lace on
the northern edge <? the city, Those
on tin- Jury are;
W, S. Reames, W. R, Du Dose, J. W.
Bradfard, J. r. Jenkins. if t. Edens,
Singleton Bradford, .1. M. Brogdon,
T, H. Clarke. S. A. Harvln, Willie
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A Boston man lost his I,-.? from the
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To avert such calamities from stingy
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At a meeting of the committee on
Friday It was decided to have the \V.
11. W. picnic at Cain's Mill on July
24th. All of the Woodmajn and their
families will be present and a big
Dine is expected.
Dysentery is always serious and "f
ten a dangerous disease, but it can
be cured. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has
'.?tired it even when malignant and
?pidemic, For sate by all dealers.
Every day and night now many
citizens Interested in the political sit?
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Store waiting for the latest bulletins
Crom tin- National Convention at
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re< eived with interest.
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The appalling death rate from kid?
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md the sufferer goes gradually into
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SUMTER GOING FORWARD.
That Sumter is making substantial progress is Abundantly evidenced, by
the following facts:
(1) The Seaboard Air Line is being graded to within one mile of city.
(2) The pipes of the new Gas plant are being laid throughout the o ty.
(3) Two new Bank and Office buildings are being constructed.
(4) New Hotel of one hundred rooms being erected.
(5) Six now Stores going up on Main treet.
(6) Handsome new building? being erected by Methodist and Jewish
(7) Several handsome Brick Residences being erected, in add-ltion to a
number of smaller dwellings thrDUghout the city.
Investments in real estate made with judgment, in a growing city are
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FARMS K K tlGlSCr IjO. mortgages ahb
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For all trains of SoturdS) and m ornlng trains of Sunday, I tail ted
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For any Information, call on,
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Auen:. Wilmington, V C,
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