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Um e wne that met hit ere* was not
so reassuring at be had expected; that
which until now ha had considered but
a spasmodic outbreak of a compare
tlvelr few townspeople, excited by the
news of the Hast lie and bent on any
potty mlechlef. resolved Itself Into
more tban an order lone, desultory up?
rising. TO his startled gase too rock,
like an ant-hill disturbed, teemed
swarming with life. Even tt ho peered
down, new relays of men poured up?
ward from the dark byways to the re?
inforcement of those already gathered
at the portals, and, for the first time,
hit con ride nee, bred of con tempt for
the commonalty, became slightly thsk
sn. Fata, which had struck him
sharp!7 in the capture of hit daugh?
ter and the enforced negotiation! lead?
ing to tba release of one ho would
haws dealt.with after his own fashion.
They Will Net tpsre You!"
now gripped him cloaer. What did
It portend f Whence cams all these
Not all of then from the im med is to
neighborhood! Voices, among the as
sallsnts, hsd celled out In what was
surely lbs Pattalan dialect of ths
rabble; hero to propagate the revolu?
tion; ex land the circle of flams! And
they hsd seen thst arme were not
wanting! Muskets, pikes, swords,
mast hive been kept concealed for
some tlioe In the town at the base of
the Mot nt or oa the shore. In hit
mind's eye. too late perhaps, hit Ex?
cellency could tea now how tho as
aault had long been planned, how all
(bees people bed only been waiting.
For what? Ths opportunity afforded
by a treacherous word! Spoken by
But s moment these reflections
surged through hit brain; an lnttant,
and bit gais twung around, st towers
?turret*? as a magician might appre?
hensively survey s fsbulous archltec
tural creation, handiwork of hit dark
craft, threatened, through an lnflu* j
once beyond hit control, with destruc?
tion; then with a quick start, hit Ex- ?
oellency wheeled; walked towsrd the
stairway. About to descend, the light
of a figure coning up, ctueed him, i
however, to pause; in the flare of the
light below, something In the manner
of the man's advance Impressed the
governor at peculiar.
The movements of this person, who
wee undsr-slsed, wiry, were agllo end
ggMnVni first would he iton, look
around him and Halen; afterward
spring forward s few itepi ai not
quits sure of hli co'irse. Hut still be
?amo on, keeping at closely as might
bo to tie cover of the ihadowt, until
a growing Impression he bad teen the
fellow before resolved Itself into post
Mveneaa In his Escellency'e mind. And
with the conviction nnd a sudden re?
membrance of the place and the char?
acter of their previous meeting, a defi?
nite disinclination to encountering the
figure on the italrs caused the Gover?
nor abruptly to draw Into the en?
trance of the church. TV ere. concealed,
Impatiently he waited for the man to
pass on, thua affording him the oppor?
tunity to slip by and return to the
Meanwhile, the J.,tdv Elise had re?
paired to tho palace; a prey to haras?
sing doubti her father's words hud
failed to remove, the listened to thote
sound! of the strife ahe no longer saw.
Hut that ihe wished to obey her father
unquestlonlngly now?at, perhaps, a
supreme momeot ?or both of them! ?
she could not have remained where
Oha wss. Never aad the palaco looked
eo blank and deserted; she rang her
bell; no one sntwered. The servants
had sppsrently Ml b ft?gone. It might
be, to look down on and behold this
guerre a la mort w >, < d near the gates.
Or, perhaps, hn 1 they all, except tho
old nurse, fled 'rom the palace, nover
to return *
Aa she asked herself these quest Inns,
In the distance the noise of ths < >n
flirt grew louder; the shouts of tin
peopHM more distinct, nertrei | With
a sudden premonition of disaster clone !
at hand, the desire to see what, was |
happening?to know the worst?seized
her. No longer could she remain In
her apartments; she must return to
the ramparts?to her father; and then
If need be? The thought drove some
of the color from her cheek, but in a
moment her braver instincts spoke;
there awoke within her the courage
and spirit of her Norman ancestry.
Pale, yet determined, sbe hastened
down the long, dimly lighted corridor,
and was nearlng tbe door leading to
the street when It suddenly opened
and a *nan, tall and dark, showing In I
his appearance many signs of the fray,
stepped in. At sight of her a quick
exclamation fell from h7s lips; his
bold, anxious eyes lighted. "My Lady!"
"You!" Her startled glance met his.
"I heard the firing; hastened to the
Mount?here! I trust not too late!"
"Too late!" she repeated wildly.
-Where else should the Black 8eign
eur be than here, at the Mount?at
such a moment!"
"True!" he returned quietly. **Whern
She noted not the accent; behind
him. through the open space a bright
fork of flame, In the direction of the
soldiers' barracks, shot into the air,
and, at the same time, she saw that
the officers' quarters and out-build Inga
glowed red. The knowledge of what
it meant?that her apprehensions had
De*u rallied, sent a shudder through
her, and quickly as the door closed,
shutting out tfc* sight, she ran toward
the threshold, one thought in her mind
?her father, and where she had last
seen him! That she was seised, held,
restrained, seemed but a natural,
though terrible, incident of the mo
"Pardon, my Lady! In a moment
they will be here, snd they will pot
spare you! Tour father ii not at the
gats; he left before the soldiers gsve
way* Believe me, or not?It Is the
truth! As true ss that, if yon go out,
they will kill you!"
And did he not want that; why else
was he here? The young man's face
darkened; he made an impatient ges?
ture. They were but wasting time;
already were the people close without;
one of the assailants, a woman, had
been shot in the assault; the others?
Her Ladyship would understand; tf
she wished to save herself ? His ton*-5
vlbrsted with strange eagerness. The
palace had a rear entrance, of course?
Then had they better flee upward to
some place of concealment, and, later
when the people were concerned most
in pillage, endeavor to find a way to
leave the Mount. After tbat, it would
be easy; his ship was waiting;? Her
wild words Interrupted; her father?
she would go only to him! 8he would
nsver leave him now!
' Thst which she proposed was impos?
sible, quickly the young man an?
swered. Tbe mob?the terrible mob!
Did shs realize to what she would ex?
pose herself? Did she know Cl ter?
rible danger? More plainly he told
her. As for her going, it was not to
bs thought of; he must see she did
not porslst In her purpose.
"Tour' My Isdy flashed him a
glance "You!" sbe repeated. "Whose
men broke faith?"
"That may be!" His voice rsng bit?
terly. "Yet," -vith stubborn resolution,
"your Ladyship must not go!"
"Must not! And you presume?dare
tell me that! You. the?"
"I would there were no need to rrosc
you, my Lady," ~o returned, whea be?
hind him the door, leading from the
street, suddenly opened; closed.
"Elise!" The voice of the Marquis,
who had hurriedly entered, rang out;
changed. "Mon dleu! What is this?"
In tbe dim light, sn lnstsnt my lord
stsred hard at the man before him;
?ban with drawn blade threw himself
Nssr ths Altsr.
"Morbleu! Here's a madman!** Ere
the Black Seigneur could unsheathe
his sword, that of the Marquis had
pierced slightly his shoulder. "Put up
your blade, my Lord!" As quickly
springing back and drawing his own,
he held himself In an attitude of de?
fense. "In this matter are we, or
should we be?of s mind!"
"We!" My lord's weapon played
In fierce curves and flashes; he
"I sm here to servo her ladyship?
If 1 can!"
"You!" A rapid coup de tierce was
the Marquis'reply. "You! Whose out?
laws carried her off before! You arc
pleased to Jest, Monsieur Bandit!"
"No jest, my Lord!" coolly. "More?
over, it is you who serve her ladyship
ill at such a moment in?"
"Mon dieu! You Instruct!"
MI have no wish for this combat.
Monsieur le Marquis!" As he spoke,
the Black Seigneur retreated slowly
toward the door. "Hut If you press
"Ma lot! You talk very brave, but
I notice your logs take you backward,
However, It will not serve; you shall
"No?" HU back now against the
dojr, the Black Seigneur defended
hlrr.s??lf with his rlitht hand, the while
hi* left felt behind for a bolt which It
found; shot Into place. "Then let us
remove temptation by locking the
"What! You did, then, Intend?"
A sudden fierce pounding from with
out on the door, interrupted.
"It was necessary to keep them out
?but It will b?? only for a moment.
So put up your blade!" peremptorily.
"There Is no time to lose."
"You are right!" Mho Marquis*
fane expressed scorn and unreasoning
anger; his sword leaped to tin accel?
erated temjxv There is no time to
lose. I ohall honor you! The Mar
quin de BeauYliters will stop to cheat
tho fourches patlbulalres!" And my
lord lunged, a dangerous and clever
thrust that was met; answered. From
the Marquis' hand the blade flew;
struck the pavement; at the same
time, a rending and tearing of wood
came from the door.
The Black Seigneur leaped forward;
but the stroke his adversary, now dis?
armed, expected, fell not on him; di?
rected toward a lamp overhead, sole
source of illumination of the corri?
dor, tho weapon struck hard. Shat?
tered by the blow, the ornamental con?
trivance crashed to the floor; the
place was plunged In darkness.
"Save yourself, my Lord!" said a
calm vo)~e, and my lady, standing, as
it were In the center of a \< ri
wildly rut hing figures, feit Ii r v t!
suddenly clasped; herself e ei o .
Once or twice she struggled; re. si 1,
hardly knowing what sho die. bi.i 1 .e
sound of a low, determined vjiet, i ot
unfamiliar to her, and the coii?ci^aL
ness of a physical force-?or was it all
physical??that seemed to beat down
her will, left no choice but to obey.
D?arkne83 gave way to waves of
light; reflections of flame surrounded
them; black trails of smoke coiled
around. The girl's strength went; her
breath came faster. A thick cloud
choked her; she wished only to stop,
when arms closed about her.
Upward! Still upward! By wind?
ing stairs, through passages and door?
ways, vaguely she felt herself borne,
until a cold breath of air, blowing
suddenly In her face, revived her;
awoke her to a confused realization of
the place they had at last reached?
the upper platform at the head of the
long, open stairway of granite. And
with that consciousness, she again
Bought: to free herself; but, for an In?
stant the arms held tighter, while a
dark face bent close, scanning her
features, then abruptly he released
"Your Ladyship Is uninjured?"
tTO PIS CONTINUBD)
Representatives From Harmony Pres?
bytery Meet at Manning.
Manning, Nov. 12.?The second mis?
sionary institute of Harmony Presby?
tery was held in the Presbyterian
church here today. A highly interest?
ing and Instructive address was de?
livered by the Uev. L. L| Legters, of
Blshopvllls, who gave 10 years of his
life to missionary work among the
American Indians. The RsV. IL C.
Hammond of Mount Zion church,
mado an excellent address on conse?
cration and the Rev. Arnold Hall
spoke on the "Million and a Half
Campaign." Superintendent Newton
took the entire high school to the
church to hear the missionary address.
The ladies of the Manning church
served a lunch of sandwiches and cof?
fee in the Sunday school assembly
room. The next Institute will be held
for Sumter county tomorrow at
Wedgetleld, then for Lee county at
Blshopvtlle on Thursday, and for Ker?
stin w county at Camden on Friday.
FOR Ot'R DUMB ANIMALS.
Water Trough Presented to City by
Mrs. L. B. DuRant.
There are very few persons in the
city who know the facts connected
with ?he erection of the drinking
trough for dumb animals at the tri?
angle on South Main Street. Very few
of those who stop their horses here
to allow them to drink, think of the
fact that this trough was the gift to
the city of one of the lovers of dumb
animals who resides in the city. The
donor of the trough was Mrs. L. It.
DuRant, and it was through her efforts
in behalf of the thirsty animals that
the trough was erected.
Mrs. DuRatlt several months ago
found that the old trough at the
northern end of the triangle was
rapidly going into decay and unlit for
the us.? which it had been construct?
ed sexcral years ago, She at once
had a new trough made and gave it
to the city to be placed on the site of
the old trough, tO that all animals
could drink conveniently from a (ban
receptacle, it was through her con?
tinue,! effort! that the trough was at
last erec ted by Mr. W. W. McKagen
and Is now a blessing to all thirsty
and tired poor dumb beasts.
DIAZ ESCAPES FROM) PRISON.
Mexican RoIm I Leader, Condemned to
Heath. RogglM Freedom.
Han Antonio, Tex., Nov. 12, Cor
roboratlon of the dispatch from Louis?
ville, Kw, reporting that Gen. Felix
Dlai, condemned to die for rebelling
against the Mexican government, had
escaped from the military prison of
San Juan de Ulloa, Vera Crus, Mexico.
Iven In o letter received here, ac?
cording to Andrea Qarsa Galan, who
says thai 'to- letter was written by :?
[physician ;<t Vera Crui to another at
Monterey and thai th< letter forward?
ed the infoi matlon to the United
No particulars ore contulnod In the
letter from Montcroj aside from the
bare statement t >?:? t Dias bad succeed?
ed In freeing himself, His where?
abouts Is unknown but one report has
lom making his escape down the
coast in i small sloop
It la believed thai thi^ la a ruse and
that he a in latt r < ome t" I he United
1st Prizes?Dinner Set.
2nd Prlao Dinner set.
3rd Prize; 10 prizes ?.ach of
a i-lb Pound Cake with Roy
Present Your Labels on
NEW YORK BAKERY,
THE REST Food is BREAD
THE BEST BREAD IS?
RICH AS BUTTER SWF FT AS A NUT
NEW YORK BAKERY. AT ALL LEADING GROCERS.
SAVE THE LABELS FOR A NICE "DINNER SET."
GUY COUNCIL MEETING.
COUNCIL HOLDS SHORT SESSION
AND DOES LITTLE BUSINESS.
EncronchmentS of City National Hunk
Building?Resignation of r. d.
Epps From Hoard of Health?S. H.
Mitchell Elected?Letters From the
Health Oilieer?As to Contracts.
City Council met Tuesday evening
at 7 o'clock for a short session during
which no matters of importance were ;
taken up. While a number of matters
were discussed action was taken on
very few of them.
The minutes of previous meetings
were read and approved, and Council
got down to the business at hand.
A letter from Mr. W. F, Robertson
of Charlotte, N. C, who had been of?
fered the position of City Manager,
wits read. Mr. Robertson thanked
Council for the tender of the position,
but stated that after careful consid?
eration of the matter he decided not
to accept the position as it would not
be* best for his own interests for him
to do so.
The matter of encroachments on
the sidewalks of Main i and Liberty
streets by the City National Rank
building was discussed. Council had
already granted the bank permission
to extend their pilasters over on the
edge of the sidewalk for a space of
one and a half inches, but it was
stated that the building was en?
croaching very much more than this
on the sidewalk. The building was
afterward visited by Council, who saw
the situation for themselves, but de?
cided that the building did not en?
croach on the city property for more
space than council had granted.
The resignation of Mr. R. D. Epps
from the board of health on account
of his election to the legislature was
received and accepted. Mr. S. B.
Mitchell was elected to serve out the
unexpired term. Mr. Geo. D. Levy
was re-elected on the board of health
for an at' ? term.
The report of the city clerk and
treasurer was referred to Mr. Row?
land to be checked up
The water works report was read
and received as information.
Following there was some discus?
sion of the situation with respect to
the extension of water mains.
It was decided to discontinue the
custom of paying city hands half pay
when they beeam? sick when working
The application from the Sumter
Gas Company for an extension of a
water main and the establishment of
a fire hydrant nearer their plant was
deferred for action until a subsequent
A number of blllls were gone over
carefully and ordered paid upon the
approval of the proper persons, some
of these bills being referred to mem?
bers of Council for settlement if they
Two letters from the Health Offi?
cer were read. He asked that council
provide measures to prohibit the spill?
ing of sand and manure on the
streets from wagons hauling them
over the paved part of Main street.
He also asked that Council give per?
mission for the paved part of Main
?tree! to be cleaned oil once each
week with hose and water. The se?
cond letter asked that certain repaint
be made in the City Hall, These mat?
ters were referred to Councilman
I tooth for action.
A further letter stated that certain
unsanitary conditions at the Sumter
Hospital would be remedied ;it. once,
the matter having been referred to
Mr. Reardon by Councilman Row?
A bill from Anthony Bracey for
repairs on his bicycle which was dam?
aged by the lire wagon was ordered
paid, as the conditions under which
the damage was done was very un?
Council discussed the enforcement
of the Sunday Laws, the contract by
which coal was furnished the pump?
ing station, the contract with the
Sumter Lighting Company and var?
ious othel mailers. the contract
with tin- Sumter Lighting Company
being referred to Mr. Jennings for
him to see Mr. Strauss and see that
the contract fulfilled conditions as
specified by < 'ouncll,
The Job of city Mannger was auain
taken up It set med tbat <'oundl
CABINET OF WHOLE NATION.
WILSON TO DRAW ADVISKRS
FROM ALL SECTIONS,
Probable That This Part of Country
will be Well Recognized in Next
Washington, Nov. 12.?The return
of Democratic senators and represen?
tatives is bringing out a renewal of
cabinet discussion, although the talk
still is wholly conjectural, nothing
having com'' from President-elect
Wilson to indicate his line of action.
Incoming Democratic statesmen pre?
dict that in filling his cabinet Mr. Wil?
son will give one place to New York,
another to New England and a third
to one of the states of the middle
It is the view in congressional cir?
cles that at least two of the seats at
the cabinet will bo assigned to the
South, that one will go to the Pacific
coast and another to the States im?
mediately west of the Mississippi, in?
cluding Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and
Nebraska. With this distribution,
there would be left two cabinet offices
that might be filled for reasons of
peculiar fitness or expediency.
Senator O'Gorman's name figures
prominently in the talk of cabinezt
possibilities and speculation would
assign him to the department of jus?
tice. The availability of W. J. Bryan
is also much discussed for the de?
partment of State, or for attorney
general, and one Democratic senator
has coupled Mr. Bryan's name with
the ambassadorship to London.
While the prevailing opinion among
Democrats now in Washington is
that the Ncbraskan may be tendered
a cabinet position opinion is divided
as to his acceptance. Mr. Bryan him?
self has declined to discuss cabinet
possibilities since he has been in
Washington and has laughingly put
aside all efforts to draw him into an
expression as to his own willingness
to accept an appointment should it be
Senator Gardner of Maine, Con?
gressman Burleson of Texas and Wil?
lis Ii. Moore, chief of the weather
service, are all advanced for the po?
sition of secretary of agriculture. Jo
sephus Daniels of North Carolina and
William F. MrC'ombs, who were ac?
tive leaders in Mr. Wilson s campaign
committee, are also considered in all
gossip of possible cabinet appointees.
Reports reaching Democratic con?
gressmen and senators now in Wash?
ington are that Mr. Wilson is pursu?
ing a policy of silence regarding his
ministerial advisers, but it is claimed
he has dropped some intimations as
to the policy he will follow, namely,
to recognize all sections and all ele?
ments, in an effort to harmonize the
party, where that can be done without
sacrificing the position taken in the
Democratic national platform.
gift SALE OPFNS.
Civic League Holiday Baxar Opens To?
Tomorrow afternoon at three thirty
the doors of tin Civic League Holiday
Gift Sale will be opened. At this
sale there will be many interesting
features. Some of the booths arc
Japanese, w in re attractive J;vps will
serve tea and Imported Japanese
novelties will be sold; home made
candy booth; aprons for every age
baby and woman, sofa cushions and
plants and Clll Mowers; dolls and
every thing pertaining thereto; an
exciting Mid Way; and then the Fancy
Work Table from which all your
Christmas presents may be bought.
Last but quite important is the Cafe,
oysters in all styles, chicken salad,
cakes, chocolate and coffee. The
place: Second store owned by Real
Cstate Holding company. South Main
All those having contribution! and
have not turned them in before this
are requested to send them to the store
Thursday morning between ten and
t weh e.
was having a hard time to g? t a satis*
factory man for the position, since
Mr. Robertson had decided not to ac?
cept it it was decided that members
of Council should continue their
search for q good man for the position
until BUCh a one was found,
Mit. W. F. ROBERTSON DEC LINES
POSITION OFFERED ULM.
Considers it Best for His own Interests
not to Come to Sumter as Execu?
tive Head of City Department?Let?
ter to Council.
Mayor L. D. Jennings Tuesday re?
ceived a letter from Mr. W. F. Robert?
son of Charlotte, who was decided
upon by Council as a good man for
the position of City Manager and who
way accordingly elected to that po?
sition, declining the city manager's
job and giving his reasons for so do?
ing. Mr. Robertsons letter is as fol?
Hon. L. D. Jennings, Mayor,
Sumter, S. C.
Dear Sir: Conditions have been
ruch that I could not before this defi
i.itely give answer to your offer of
position as City Manager, received last
Friday from your City Clerk and
After giving the matter my very
earnest consideration, I have decided
that it would not be to my interests
to accept the position.
I assure you that I deeply appre?
ciate all that the tender of the place
from y<?ur Honorable Board indi?
cates, and feel sure that had I gone
with you, we four would have pulled
together in plain spoken and con?
genial harmony for the upbuilding of
your progressive city.
With appreciations of the courtesies
extended me by you and others when
( n my recent visit, and with best wish?
es for the success of the "Sumter
Plan," I am.
Win. F. ROBERTSON.
Mayor Jennings and other members
of Council regret very otuch
of Mr Robertson's non-acceptance of
the position offered him here, as they
felt assured th;*t he was a good man
for the position and that he would
have made a capable City Manager.
They will now have to start out
where they were before Mr. Robertson
came or the scene and hunt up anoth?
er man, who they think can fill the
position effectively. They realize the
difficulties in finding such a man. but
they have again set out with determi?
nation to find a man to fit the place.
It is understood from other sources
than the communication to Council
that Mr. Robertson has, or will, ac?
cept a position offered him in Green?
ville and which he was considering at
the time that he came to Sumter at
the request of Council to talk over the
City Manager's office with a view to
his being elected to the position.
BEEF INDICTMENT QUASHED.
Charges Against Armour & Co., and
Fred Oppenhoimer Thrown Out for
Chicago, Nov. 12.?Indictments
against Armour & Co.. the meat pack?
ers, and Fred Oppenheimer, a com?
mission merchant. were QUSShod by
Federal Judge Carpenter today be?
cause the word "transport"' in the in?
dictments should have read "trans?
ship.' The indictments charged vio?
lation of the government meat in
spection laws. The two firms were
charged with "transporting" a ship?
ment of cattle without the federal
stamp required under the meat In?
spection act. Counsel for Armour &
Co, argued that Inasmuch as they did
not own the common carrier they did
not "transport"' the cattle.
COUNT MOVES UP AND DOWN.
Rooaevcil Lomx Ufa* Pnlrallt) in Cal?
ifornia for Halt" an Hour, hut Soon
San Francisco, Sow 17.?Theodore
Roosevelt lost his plurality in Cali?
fornia for about 10 minutes tonight
ami then regained ?t. as additional of?
ficial returns came in. When again
he appeared at the top of the column
it was with IS votes margin over
for half an hour Wilson was cred?
ited with being 1 ?? votes ahead.
The difference was made in the of?
ficial vote of Sierra county/, which
gave Roosevelt 'Jr> more \otes than
the unofficial count. The total voto
.it 10 o'clock stood Roosevelt. IIS,*
042; Wilson, 2**j.o;i2.