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WHO equal dlfndeno Mallory ad?
vanced and In a low tone accosted the
"Excuse ma?you lool Ilka a clergy.
'The hell you say!"
Mallory pursued the question no
In tha CompoeHs Car.
It waa tha gentle stranger's turn
*o miss his guess. He oent over the
chair Into which Mallory had (lopped,
and aald In a tense. Ion tone: "You
look like a t'eroughbreri sport. I'm
trying to make up a game of stud
poker. Will yon Join me?"
Mallory shook his heavy bead In re
fraal. and with dull eyes watched the
man, whose profession he no longer
misunderstood, saunter up to tha bliss?
ful Doctor from Ypsilantl, and mur?
"Will you Join mar
"Join you in what, sir?" add Dr.
Temple, with alert courtesy.
"A little game."
1 doot mind." the doctor smiled,
rising with amiable readiness "The
checkers are In the next room"
"Quit your kiddln'." the stranger
coughed. "How about a little freese
"Freese-ootr aald Dr. Temple. "It
sounds Interesting. Is N something
I The newcomer shot a quick glance
it this man. whose limine, i m r.
susneited. But be merely >
?'Well, you plsy It with curds.'
"Would you rn'id teaching me the
rules?" said the old sport from Ypsi?
The gambler waa growing suspicious
of tola too, too childlike Innocence.
He whined: "Say. what's your little
game, ah?" but decided to risk the
venture. He sat down at a table, and
Dr. Temple, bringing along his glass,
drew up a chair. The gambler took
m pack of cards from his pocket, and
shuffled them with a snap that startled
Dr. Tempi? and a dexterity that de
I lighted him
"Go on. ft's beiutlful to see." he
explained. The gambler set the pack
down with the one word "Cut!" but
since the old man made no effort to
comply, the gambler did not Insist. He
took up the pack again and ran off
f five cards to each place with a grace
that staggered the doctor.
Mallory waa about to Intervene for
the protection of the guileless physi?
cian when the conductor chanced to
The gambler, seeing him, snatched
Dr. Temple's cards from his band and
slipped the pack Into bis pocket.
f "What's the matter now?" Dr. Tem?
ple asked, but the newcomer huskily
answered "Wait a minute. Walt a
The conductor took in the s?>n*
at a i aoce and talking no b t'*l
tabt*. spoke wttn the crimnr is * ft I
. aea-e?utalr "Say. I've got m? ye
" . v l ju t aUi?. uotnln "
The stranger stared ft him wonder
lngly and demanded: "Why, what you
"You know all right," the conductor
growled, aod then turned on the be?
fuddled old clergyman, "and you, too."
"Me, too?" the preacher gaaped.
"Yea, you too," the conductor re?
peated, shaking an ftcr ja,ng forefinger
under bis nose. "Your actions have
been suspicious from the beginning.
We've all been watching you."
Dr. Temple wss so agitated that ha
nearly let fall his secret. "Why, do
you realise tbst I'm a?"
f "Ah. don't start that," sneered the
conductor. "I can spot a gambler as
far as 1 can see one. You and your
side partner here want to look out,
that's all. or 1 11 drcn you at the next
tank." Then he wa^ed out, his very
?boulder blades uttering threats
Dr. Temple stared after him. but
\ the gambler stared st Dr. Temple
with a homage. "So you're one of us,"
be said, and seizing the old man's
limp hand, shook It heartily: "I got
to slip It to >ou. Your make-up Is
great You nearly had me for a come
And then he sauntered out, leaving
j, the clergymen's hesd swimming Dr.
Temple turned to Mallory for explana?
tions, but Mallory only waved him
away. He wss not quite convinced
himself. He was convinced only that
whatever else anybody might be, no
body apparently desired to be a clergy?
man In tbeae degenerate days.
k The conductor returned and threw
Into Dr. Temple the glare of two basil?
isk eyes. The old man put out a be
aeechtng hand and begsn:
"My good man. you do me a grave
The conductor snapped back: "You
any a word to me und I'll do you worse
I than that. And If 1 spot you <v!th a
pack of cards In your hand again, I'll
tie yon to the cow ketcher."
Then he marched off again. The
doctor fell back Into a chair, tiylng to
figure It out. Then Ashton and Foe
dick and little Jlmmte Wellington and
Wedgewood strolled In and, dropping
Into chslra, ordered drinks, llefore
the doctor could nsk anybody to ex
plain, Ashton wss launched on a story.
His mind waa a suitcase full of anec
dotea, mostly of the smoking room
Wherever three or four men are
gathered together, the/ rapidly crgan
lie a clearing house of >ff color stories.
Tha doctor listened In spite of him
self, and In spite of himself be was
amused, for stories that would he
aiupld If they were decent, take on a
certain verve and thrill from their
very forbidd? tineas.
The dear old elefwjenni f< it that It
would be prlnKtwh to tuko flight, but
be could not nr.ake five corners of his
mouth behave. Htrango twltchlnga Of
the Hps and little steamy escapes of
giggle-Jets disturb d him And when
Ashton, who i omctlced raeon
tear, finished n drolntlc adventure
with the epilogue, "And the next
morning they wem at Niagara Falls,"
the old doctor waa helpless with laugh?
ter. Some superior force, the devil
no doubt, fairly shook him with glee.
"Oh, that's bully," he shrieked. M1
haven't heard a story like that for
"Why, where have you been. Dr.
TempleT asked Ash ton. who could
not lmagtre where a man could have
concealed himself from such stories.
But he laughed loudest of all when
the doctor anawered: "You see. I live
In YpsllsntL They don't tell me
etorlee like that'*
??They?who?" said Foadick.
"Why, my pa?my patients," the]
doctor explained, and laughed so hard!
that he forgot to feel guilty, laughed I
so hard that his wife in the next room
heard him and giggled to Mrs, Whit
"Listen to dear Walter. He hasn't
laughed like that slnoe he was a?a
medical student." Then she burled
her fsce guiltily In a book.
"Waan't it good?" Tr. Temple de
! manded. wiping his streaming eyes
and nudging tho solemn-faced English?
man, who understood his own nation's
humor, but had not yet learned the
Wedgewood made a hollow effort at
laughter and answered: "Extremely
?very droll, but what I don't quite
get was?why the porter said?" The
others drou ned him in a roar of laugh?
ter, but Aahton was angry. "Why, you
blamed fool, that's where the joke
came in. Don't you see, the bride?
groom said to tho bride?" then he
lowered his voice and diagramed the
story on his fingers. t
Mrs. Temple waa still shaking with
sympathetic laughter, never dreaming
what her husband was laughing at.
She turned to Mrs. Whitcomb, but
Mrs. Whitcomb waa still glaring at
Mrs. Wellington, who was still writ
bag with Aying fingers and underscor?
ing every other word.
"Some people seem to think they
own the train," Mrs. Whitcomb raged.
"That creature has been at the writ?
ing desk an hour. The worst of it is,
I rm sure she's writing to my hus
I Mrs. Temple looked shocked, but an?
other peal of laughter came through
tho partition between the male and fe?
male sections of the car, and she
beamed again. Then Mrs. Wellington
finished her letter, glanced it over, ad
! dressed an envelope, sealed and
! stamped it with a deliberation that
maddened Mre. Whitcomb. When at
last she rose, Mrs. Whitcomb was in
the seat almost before Mrs. Welling
I ton waa out of it
Mrs Wellington paused at another
o?' tughter from the men's
roc commented petulantly:
?od times men have,
toi ned a club tn there al?
ready. We women can only sit around
tnd hate each other."
"Why, I don't hate anybody, do
you?" Mrs. Temple exclaimed, look
; Ing up from the novel she had found
an the book shelves. Mrs. Welling?
ton dropped Into ths next chair:
"On a long railroad Journey j I hate
sverybody. Don't you hate long Jour
"It's tho first I ever took," Mrs.
Temple apologized, radiantly, "and I'm
having the?what my oldest boy would
:all the time of my life. And dear
Walter?euch goings on for him! A
few minutes ago I strolled by the door
end I saw him playing cards with a
itranger, and smoking and drinking,
too, all at once."
I "Boys will to boys," said Mrs. Wil
"But for Dr. Temple of all people?"
"Why ahouldn't a doctor? It's a
?hame tho way men have everything.
Think of it, a special smoking room,
j 4nd women have no place to take a
puff except on the sly."
Mrs. Temple stared at her In awe.
The woman in this book smokes!?
"All women smoke nowadays," said
Mrs. Wellington, carelessly. "Don't
, The politest thing Mrs. Temple
:ould think of in answer was: "Not
"Really!" said Mrs. Wellington.
Don't you like tobacco?"
"I never tried it."
"It's time you did. I smoke cigars
Mrs. Temple almost collapsed at
his double shock: "Ci?cigars?"
"Yea; cigarettes are too strong for
no; will you try one of my pets?"
Mrs. Temple wus about to express
ler repugnunce at the thought, but
Mrs. Wellington thrust before her a
portfolio in which nest*ed such dainty
ihapes of such a wurm and winsome
Drown, that Mrs. Temple paused to
itare, and, like Mother Eve, found the
!rult of knowledgo too Interesting
?nco seen to reject with scorn. She
Hung over the cigar case In hesitant
ixcltement one moment too long. Then
ihe 6ald in a trembling voice: "I?I
?hould like to try onto?Just to see
what It's like. Put there's no place."
Mrs. Wellington felt that she had
tlready made a proselyte to her own
Deloved vice, and she rushed her vic?
tim to the precipice: "There's tho ob?
servation platform, my dear. ( omo
Mra Temple was shivering with dis?
may at the dicadful deed: "What
e/ould they eay in Ypsllantl?"
"What do you care? Ho a sport.
Vour husband smokes. If it's right
for him, why not for you?"
Mrs. Temple set her teeth and
crossed tho Rubicon with a resolute
Mrs Wellington led tho timid
ieophyte along the wavering Boor of
ihe ?ar and Bung b n k the door of the
?)hser\atlon car Ihe found Ira Lath*
rop holding Anne Gattle's hand and
rvidently explaining something of
treat importance, for their heads
were very close together. They rose
ind with abashed faces and confused
mumblings of half swallowed explana?
tions, left the platform to Mrs. Wel?
lington and her new pupil.
Shortly afterward Little Jimmie
Wellington grew restive and set out
for a brief constitutional and a breath
of air. He carried a siphon to which
he had become greatly attached, and
made heavy going for the observation,
room* but reached the door in fairly
good order. He swung it open and
brought In with it the pale and waver
Ing ghoat of Mrs. Temple, who had
hedn leaning against it for much-need?
ed support. Wellington was stupefied
to obaervo smoke pouring round Mrs.
Temple's form, and he resolved to
perform a great life-saving feat He
decided that the poor little woman
waa on fire and he poised the siphon
Ilka a fire extinguisher, with the noble
Intention of putting her out.
He pressed the handle, and a stream
of vichy shot from the nozzle.
Fortunately, his aim was so very
wobbly that none of the extinguisher
touched Mrs. Temple.
Wellington was about to play the
siphon at her again when he saw her
take from her lips a toy cigar and
emit a stream of cough-ehaken smoke.
The poor little experimentalist waa
too wretched to notice even so large
a menace as Wellington. She threw
the cigar away and gasoed:
"I think I've bad enough."
From the platform came a voice
very well known to Little Jimmie. It
said: "You'll like the second one bet?
Mrs. Temple shuddered at the
thought, but Wellington drew himself
up majestically and called out:
"Like second one better, eh? I
suppozhe it's the same way with
Then he stalked back to the smok?
ing room, feeling that he had annihi?
lated his wife, but knowing from ex?
perience that she always had a come?
back. He knew it would be good, but
he was afraid to hear it. He rolled
into the smoking room, and sprawling
?icross Doctor Temple's shoulders,
I dragged him from the midst of a
) highly Improper story with alarming
I "Doc, your wife looks kind o* seedy.
Better go to her at once,"
Dr. Temple leaped to his feet and
ran to his wife's aid; He found her a
dismal, ashen sight.
i t o BE CONTINUED)
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[cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
K. I. Cheney A Co,, Toledo, t >.
We, the undersigned, have known
jr. J. Cheney for the hist Hj years,
md < M.ve him perfectly honorable
In Rll business transactions and fi?
nancially able to carry out any obli?
gation made by his Arm.
National Bank of Commerce,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken In*
|ternally, noting directly upon th<
blood and mucous surface of the
system. Testimonials sent free.
Price ,70 cents per bottle. Sold by
i Take (foil's Family PlHi for con
latlpatlon. - ?
j The band concert on the green Fri?
day afternoon was attended by s
large number of Rumter's music lov?
en and was Immensely enjoyed by
' What Make* a Woman.'
j One hundred and twenty pounds,
I mot e or leas, of bom and muscle
don't make a woman, its b good
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Iness, nervousness, backache and
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"Electric Bitters have done me a
\\<>rid of good,' 'writes Bliss Pool,
iDepew, ??kia. "and I thank you,
with all my heart, f?<r making such
a good medicine." Only 50c, Guar?
i nteed by Blbert'a Dnig Store*
The work on various new buildings,
in course of erection Is progressing
nicely jusl now.
Man Carriers WIN My.
? This* 's an i^?- of great discover
lies, Progress rides on the air, Boon
we may see ITncdte Sam's mall car?
riers flying In all directions, trans?
port n oi II. People take a wonder?
ful Internat In a discovery thai ben?
efits them. That's why Dr. King's
v. w Discovery for Coughs, Colds
and other throat and lung diseases
is .i p most popular medicine In
America, "it cured me of a dread?
ful cough," writes Mrs, J. F, Davis,
St eknej Corner, Me., "after doctor's
Itieatnuni and ^*11 other remedieshad
failed." Excellent for roughs, colds
or mij bronchial affection. Price
;0c rind * 1.00. Trlnl bottle free at
.?rli rrt's l?rug Rtoie,
The county farmers union met Fri?
day ;it a l>i>4; picnic at Caln'S Mill. A
numh< t of farmers were In attendance
und "i -p'Tit ;? most enjoyable time.
tlcctlmj ol I \eniii\e Commit tee.
Th< i embers of the Sumter County
l >? mo< rntlc I xectitlve Committee ;> pc
hereby called to meet in the Grand
,Iur> room H iturdny, .!ui> I 8th, ;?i I -
. t m, for i he ptii pose" of nrrang
i . the Cot n? > Campaign, ti%Ing us
i nti ippolntlng mniinger?i, otc,
Jt IHN II. ? 'LI FT< >N,
i \>. ? *u ilrm in.
Mm. Mary L. l?try.
Bummerton. July 5.?This com?
munity was saddened ay the death,
early yesterday morning, of pne of its
oldest and most estimable women.
Mrs, Mary L. Farly, wtfe of S. Fairy,
who had been ill for nearly a yen-.
Mrs. Fairy bef >re her marriage was
.Miss Livingstone being closely related
i" th< large Influential Orangeburg
family < f Livingstone. sin> was in her
76th y<?ar, When a girl about 15
years of age, she removed with her
parents from Orangeburg to Claren?
don e?.unty. She was married to Mr.
Fairy December 17. 1867. Besides a
husband she leaves six children, two
granddaughters and four sons, Mrs.
B, W. DesChamps of Plnowood, Mrs.
C, W. Evans of Summerton, W. B,
Fairy of Ban Benito, Texas. E. L,
Fairy, Silver; B? A. Fairy of Texas
City. Tex., and J. E. Fairy of Ftowes
She will be burled at Andrews
Chape] church tomorrow morning, af?
ter funeral services conducted from
the home of her daughter. Mrs. &
w, Evans, Bnmmerton.
The Choice of a Hnshnnd
is ton Important a matter for a wo?
man to be handicapped by weak?
ness, i?ad Mood or foul breath.
Avoid these kill-hopes by taking Dr.
King's T^lfe Pills. New strength, finv?
complexion, pure i?reath. cheerful
spirits?things that win men-follow
their u^?-. Easy, safe. sure. 25c at
Sfbert'a Drug store.
LaVallieres. lh? jewelry fad of the
season these dainty ornaments have
strenghtened their hold on the popu?
lar fancy, and deservedly so. The
slender golden chains and sparkling
pendants make a charm finish to cos
tum3 of the previling style. We have
a nice fresh stock of these In all the
different stones, gold bead, necks,
lockets, belt pins and mesh bags, and
many other pieces of jewelry, that
will make an ideal gift for graduate
Our optical parlor is fitted up com?
plete; we do all our own lense grind?
ing. Graduate optician in charge, L?l
us fit and adjust your gla3?es.
W, A. Thompson,
.TKWET.ER AND OPTICIAN-.
"After four in our family had died
of consumption 1 was taken with
a frightful bough and lung trouble,
but my lifo was saved and! gained
bT pounds through using
W. K. Patterson, Wellington, Tex.
PR! JE 50c and $1.00 f.T ALL DRUGGISTS.
Insure your Horses, Mules and
Cattle from death from any cause,
in the Standard Live Stock insurance
At the Old, Itellable Clothing store
of the 1>. J, ?'handler Clothing Co.
Phono 166. 3-30-ltaw
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Mom than ever before?Iran's what every ?>?e *a>* who anna
PRATTS POULTRY REGULATOR. K?>ep* lions at their highest
earning power all the year around. Can it a month and count the
egga. We guarantee the Increase, tie?soo?$1.00.
For Sals by all First Class Dealers, Refjse all Substitutes.
Itll Almanac and Poultry Book Free.
SUMTER GOING FORWARD.
Thai Sumter is making substantial progress rs 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 eity.
(3) Two new Bank and Office I lildings are being constructed.
(4) New Hotel of one hundred rooms being erected.
(5) Six new Stores going up on Main treat.
(6) Handsome new buildings being erected by Methodist and Jewish
(7) Several handsome Brick Residences being erected, in addition to a
number of smaller dwellings throughout the city.
Investments in real estate made with Judgment in a growing city are
the surest and most profitable Investments to be had. We are offering
some good propositions in business property. Write for list of offerings,
cnv property r% T3 1 _ real Err ate loam
farms Y? ft Kf-MSer I iO mortgages and
t*mber land av# j-f' uv1c,va ^J\J* investments
261-2 N. Main St estate dealers Sumter, S. C.
R. B. BEIjSER. erxest field.
GEORGE H. HURST
Announces that he has secured the services of Mr. J.
K. Wilson, of Columbia, Tenn., an experienced fur?
niture man and funeral director and embalmer, and is
better prepared than ever to serve you day or night.
We solicit your patronage, and appreciate same.
George H. Hurst,
202 N MAIN STREET
Day Phone 539 :: :: :: Night Phone 201
Wilmington, N. C,
Is Calling You
The surf, the music, all cry out for you to
follow the crowd.
No more delightful seaside re?ort on South
Atlantic Coast, for bathing, boating, fishing and
Reached in a few hours via the elegant service
ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD
The Standard Railroad of the Sooth, and Comections,
Inquire for rates, schedules, etc.. of your Lo?
cal agent or address
W. J. CRAIG. (
Passenger Tralfic Manager,
WILMINGTON. N. C.
Is calling you.?the surf, the mush', nil cry out for >ou to follow
the crowd. The
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
has provided the schedules and rates. Niginning Saturday, June
tat, to continue during the season.
For all trains of Saturday and morning trains of Sunday, limited
to return until Tueeday mld-nlght following.
For nuy information, call on,
r, C. \\ 111 1 1 . General Passenger
\genti Wilmington, V, C.
O, \ IM \> ER,