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For Just a moment ?he tat la et
Wnos, bar narrowed gase on the glow
lag embere la the fireplace. Then iha
turned to mo again.
"Do yon think, Philip. It wae be
cauee ho had something to hide?" ehe
aeked. seriously. "Something ha wai
??hamed of and feared might become
Instantly I sprang to my friend's
"No." I assured her, with empaaala.
"No, Evelyn. Whatever his motive
was, I am satisfied it had no dishonor?
able bssls. If he told me a deliberate
falsehood It was not to spare himself.
Possibly?yes. probably, it was to
I was perfectly sincere In this, but
swan had I believed otherwise I should
have been tempted to prevarication
could I ha to foreseen my reward. Be?
fore I quite realised her purpose Eve?
lyn wss out of her chair, had slipped
over behind me, end encircling my |
neck with her erms. had pressed her 1
Hps softly to my cheek.
"Oh, how glsd I am to hear you say
that! Ton believe In his bigness?In
his aobUlty, just aa I do, don't you,
"I'm sure be could nsver have been
guilty of anything dlshonorabls," I de?
clared again. Imprisoning her hands.
But the nsxt moment, hearing steps
again crossing the hall. I reluctantly
For a third time Louis stood in the
doorway. Now he upheld a small red
bound book, snd his face was beam?
"Toils, mademoisells!" he exclaim?
ed, delightedly. "Je viens de trou
vant ce llvre."
It was s book of addresses, and the
valet, nervously turning the pages,
.out his finger upon the name of Ho?
ratio Addlaon. M. D., with the air of
owe who had discovered buried treas?
ure. I am Inclined to think that we
were ourselves almost aa demonstra?
tively elated as he, for though wa
could not be sure that this was Cam?
eron s correspondent, the odds cer
tslaly fsvored that conclusion; and
the physician had died or
away since the entry was made,
we were now In possession of his ad?
dress, which chanced to be an apart-,
roent house on Madlaon avenue, that
I kaew to he given over entirely to
This time Evelyn assured Louis that
he wss not merely a "good boy" but I
an Incomparable assistant, and the
richness of the reward came nigh to
totally wrecking his composure, for,
ss be ttarted to back from the room,
I detected unmistakable teara glisten
lag on his lashes.
* "Louis." I checked him, with eud-1
dsn Inaplra+'"n. "apportes-nous le dl- ,
recto!re telephone, a'll vous plait."
And when the book was brought the
fact that Dr. Addtson'e address had ,
not been changed was promptly es?
tablished. I was for calling him up,
than and there, but Evelyn pointed to
the clock snd advised patience. It
waa already after midnight.
"Tomorrow," she said, In her wlae '
fashion, "you shall call on him, and
learn. If possible, how Pncle Robert
replied to that letter. There Is a dif?
ference, you know, Philip, between be?
ing In a place and having some one
Jee you there. No one's eyes are in
CHAPTER XIII. I
When Demon Doubted Pythias.
Not until I hid been passed into an
elevator by a dainty young woman .n
the white habit of a trained nurae,
ahot up four floors Into the handa of
another who might have been the
first's twin slater, and ushered by her,
In turn, into a severely professional
appealing waiting room, did It occur
to me that I waa upon an errand in?
volving the employment of an ex?
traordinary degree of tact. So Im?
bued had I been with the Importar, |
of learning whether Cameron hnd or
had not been In Pehlmr In that
up to this moment 1 r>d nu!?* lost
steht cf my own position Now 1 askf d
myseH. ' I *hat ground was I to asSBi
mv pie ? for information? To tell this
Dr. Addison the whole story would
Otrtsinly he Inexpedient. To hint even
st slsrm concern ng Cameron might |
involve the predp ration of that flnan- !
clal disaster he had feared and regard?
ing which he had warned me Meed,
would not any effort to obtain the
facts I desired be likely to arouse sue- ,
plclon. no matter how delicately ,
The more 1 pordered the situation,
sitting there- tlsatafhtfally while one
sfter snother list patients who had
preceded rn?? pa med Into the physi?
cian's consultntlot room, the mOfwwt#
gariy. It seeused It Sss, became all
chances of succchs. And a Ion. at
length, my turn CSSM Id asjfaf list
presence of my Mend's friend. I wai
about i- r? ii d? d th.H I should \? i y
soon be making tin iKimmlnlous exit,
branded as an Impertinently meddling
1 "have always contended that It was
Dr. Addison s severely professional uir
which was responsible for rny inspi?
ration, for no thought of such a course
occurred to rae, until standing durably
hesitant before htm, I became con?
scious that he was making mental in?
ventory of me with a view to a diag?
The penetration of his gaze Im?
pressed me ut once. His steel gray
eyes were like a pair of converging
probes; and they- were his dominant
feature. Aside from them his face
"Doctor," 1 said, and the sound of
my voice was a relief to the strained
tensldh of the moment, "I learned of
you through Mr. Cameron?Mr. Rob?
ert Cameron, a mutual friend."
I hoped to see bis expression bright?
en at the name, bat it did not. If
there was any change whatever it was
in the reverse direction. After a sec?
ond's deliberation he asked:
"You wish to consult me regarding
On a sudden Impulse I answered,
"Yes," though I had neither ache nor
pain, and, ao far as I could judge,
waa perfectly normal.
"1 see." he replied. "Am 1 right
in assuming that your trouble is of
a nervous character?**
Heaven knows that In spite of my
fancied normality there had been suf?
ficient reason In the past few weeks
for my nerves to go awry. I con?
fessed that 1 had been under consid?
erable mental strain.
Thereupon, having bade me be seat?
ed, he began to ply me with questions
with s vi*?w to sympathetic revelation.
I fear, however, that I gave him mea?
ger material upon which to base a con?
clusion. I slept well, my appetite was
excellent. I had obaerved neither a
numbneaa nor a supersensltlveness in
my finger tips, nor a sensation of ful?
ness at the base of the brain. 1
could not recall any twitching of my
muscles, nor any diminution of mus-,
cular power. At length, after a brlel
pause, he inquired: |
"Will you be good enough to tell me,1
Mr. Clyde, why you think you require
professional attention?" I
And my inability to answer him, off?
hand, paradoxical as it may seem,1
eventually supplied me with an an?
swer at once truthful and convincing.1
"Because," I explained gravely, "1
find that of late I am losing my power
of mental co-ordination."
The ardor with which he seized
upon this index of my supposed mal?
ady was amusing. Instantly he grew
obvloualy and deeply interested. 1
have since learned that what la known
si confusional insanity, a rare con- 1
dltlon, usually has its inception in this
wise, "without essential emotional dis?
turbance," if I may Quote an author?
ity. At The time, I believeTie wae
suspicious of a developing paresis. j
What he thought, however, or what
he did not, la aside from the story. 1
know only that his manner changed
abruptly, bis object evidently being to
gain my full confidence. Whereupon,1
the bars of reserve lowered between I
us, I ventured to revert to our so-called
"This isn't anything like beri-bcri,
is it, doctor?" I began. My ideas of
the disease I mentioned were of the
haziest character. I knew, however,
that it was common in the Orient, and
thither I would lead him.
"Oh, no, Mr. Clyde," he answered, '
suavely enough, now. "Derl-berl Is |
merely the eastern name for multiple 1
neuritis. You haven't a neuritis or |
you would know it. I saw a great deal
of berl-beri in China and on the Malay
"Do I remember to have her.rd Curr.
eron say he contracted it in the east?" I
l asked, plunging for a connection.
"I don't recall lhat Cameron ever
had it," was his response. And then .
his brow grew thoughtful. "Are you j
sure he told you that he had; and tnr.t j
he was attacked while in?In Asia?"
I noted his hesitation over fixing the
place, and wond red. At all e\ents 1
had arrested hi lntc.est. Purposely
I adopted a tone uncertainty.
"N-n no. I can't say definitely. But
I had an Impression that?" And there
I paused. When I continued it was
with the direct question: "Do you hap- (
pen to know, doctor, whether Cameron
was ever In Peking? It seems to me J
it was?" 1
"i do know that lie was in Peking," j
he interrupted, i tin it savagely. "He
WSJ In Peking, In B< pteraber, 1903. To
be exact, he wus there on the four?
teenth day of that month. I have rea?
son to know It?a particular reason ',
?o know it."
After all, how easily the Information
I craved had come to me! And yet
I would have been glad to hear the I
contrary; for Cameron had assured
me, In alt solemnity, that he had HOYS!
been In China, and It jnrred upon my
conception of the mnn's character to
discover that ha bad tried to deceive
mi" 1 could only conclude that hti
par] 1 I praiseworthy. Rut Dr.
Addison had not finished.
' Nil iik'" tie v\as demanding, SS?
gerly. "Tell me! I have excuse [of
asking, lias be ever admitted to you
thut lie was there?"
"Now I conn- to think of It," I re?
turned, "h?- hadn't. Hut I had the In?
formation fron. so,ne one, I atn pretty
With sn effort the physician com?
manded himself. When hi spoke igalB
he was compaiatl' ely composed
"Mr. Clyde," hi said Bpologetlcslly,
"I am not Hven to discussing personal
mutters with my patients, but 'In- fact
that you ind CarMfUfl ata friends,
and the fact thai this subject has
conti up. make it ,i!tu/>st Imperative,
? suppose, that I Should explain brief
ly the failing I hsve Just exhibited.
.Mve yean ago Rob Cameron sad I
\ere about us near counterparts of
Damon sad Pythlai as ever exlitid?
I While Cameron an In Europe, I bid
' an opportunity to go ifOUhd Ihi world
wltn a patient. We dawdled a gooni
deal, and, you understand how uncer?
tain correspondence is under those
circumstances. I never knew just
where I should be at any given time,
Consequently, a number of letters
were missed by both of us. I was still
thinking of Cameron as in England or
on the European continent, when lo
and behold, I saw him one morning,
hurrying along the principal street of
the inner city of Peking. I don't
know whether you have ever been
there or not, but if you have, you
know what that thoroughfare Is. It
was all bustle and activity that day,
and about as crowded as Broadway at
the noon hour, but with much more
picturesque and contrasting currents
of individuals and vehicles. I was
In a carriage, myBelf, and Cameron
was afoot, walking in the opposite
direction. As we passed each other,
he did not seem to see me, though I
called to him loudly. This, however,
did not surprise me, for there was an
ungodly racket in progress. Instantly,
I had the carriage turned about, but
before I could overtake him, he was
lost In the crowd. I was leaving Pe?
king that afternoon, and so had no
chance to look him up. I wrote him
afterwards and told him of the inci?
dent, and how I regretted having to
go away without exchanging at least
a word with him. To my amazement
he not only denied having been in
Peking, but In the Chinese empire at
all. When we met in London, the fol?
lowing spring, and I recalled the mat?
ter, asking why he had refused to
admit what I knew to bo the truth,
he became Icily indignant; and that
was the beginning of the end. If 1
had conceded the possibility of mis?
take on my part, all might have been 1
well, I suppose; but there was no sucb
possibility I had known Cameron for j
twenty-odd years, and I could not have
made an error. I had seen him dis?
tinctly, clearly, at midday In the open.
It was he beyond all peradventure,'
and from that time to this I have been 1
unable to conceive why he lied to me,
and why he chose to end our friend?
ship rather than admit what was In- j
His explanation finished, he reached
for a pen, and, aa he dipped it in the 1
Ink, he added:
"I trust you will pardon me, Mr.
Clyde. I have detained you."
"You have interested me," I assured i
him. "And that more than I can tell j
you." Which was quite true; yet 1 ;
was even more perplexed than inter- I
ested. To the maze of circumstancea
there, was now added another baffling
br.-Addison handed me the prescrip?
tion he had written. i
"After meals, and at bedtime," he
directed, with a return to his profes- 1
sional manner. "If you do not find
yourself much better at the end ol .
a week, come in again."
On the sidewalk I tore the little
square of paper into bits which the
wind carried in a tiny flurry across j
The Dark of Doyers Street.
At one o'clock that day, Evelyn
Grayson Joined me at luncheon at j
Sherry's. She had been in no mood .
to wait any longer than was absolutely 1
necessary for tidings of my vis' to
Dr. Addison; and, moreover, she had
ntwi of her own which she was
anxious to convey to me.
I have often wondered why it is I
that the I-told-you-SO passion is inher- |
c-nt in all women. There are those
who manage to control it with ad- I
mirable success under average circum- j
stances, but soooner or later, even the |
most courageous battlers against this j
maternal heritage succumb, and in- j
dulge iu a sort of disguised orgy ot j
Evelyn might have told me, for In
stance, that Captain MacLeod, after
careful Investigation, hud been unable 1
to discover either hflir or hide of Fc
ter Johnson in Gloucester or elso- ,
where, and stopped there. That is
what a man would have done. But,
altogether admirable though she was, '?
the eternal feminine "was strong with?
in her. Therefore it was incumbent
upon her to edd:
"It doesn't surprise me, Philip.
When you told me how you picked
that man up, I was confident that he
was floating out there in your path
just for that very purpose."
I had no inclination to dispute the
point with her. That was the most
painful part of it. I knew that she
was right?that in putting Peter John
son ashore, Instead of in irons, I had
committed an error that might prove
irremediable. But why couldn't she
see that I realized it, and was smart?
ing under my own condemnation, and
so have spared me this added torture
of hers? Why? Because she was her
mother's daughter. That is the only
As for my interview with "Pythias"
Addison, we discussed it in all Itfl
phases, without reaching anything
like a definite conclusion. Taking ev?
erything Into consideration the evl
denes certainly seemed convincing
th at Cameron, in spite of his denials,
had been in China In 1903. And yet
we could not reconcile this with that
almost fanatical love of truth which
we knew to be his.
"Couldn't Dr. Addison have been
mistaken?" Evelyn asked.
"It 1h possible, of course," I an
SW< led. "Yet Cameron's face and fig?
ure are not of a common type. Be?
sides, I don't b? II? vc in doubles I
have h< ard of so ( alb'd wonderful Ilk.
nesses, but i have never seen any that
would de.-< ive a friend of twenty
years' standing "
I A little later she Inquired whether
the detective engaged to shadow Phi
. kHUfl Murphy had furnished a report.
; "Yes, ' 1 tohi her, "it came in my
morning's mall. Murphy is still at
"Cos Cob. He didn't leave 1)23 bunga?
low all day yesterday, and he had
i "I'm crazy to know what you learn
tonight from Yup Sing," she went on,
eagerly. "Oh, how I do hope it will
give ub some hint! It seerus terrible
; to think of Uncle Robert In the hands
of those unconscionable Chinamen.
And, Philip, don't you think you had
better take some one with you? I
suppose Mr. Yup is to be trusted, but
at the same time, you must remember
? you are going into the enemy's camp,
and you should be careful."
But I laughed at the notion of tak?
ing a body-guard.
"I'm to meet him at nine o'clock," I
told htr, "la a public restaurant. Be?
sides, there'll be a crowd of those
'Seeing New York' people down there
about that time, and Chinatown will
be on its best behavior. So never fear,
little girt. Do you want me to tele?
phone you when I get uptown? You
' know I'm going to stop tonight at my
rooms in the Loyalton."
i "Of course I want you to telephone
me," she returned, emphatically. "It
shouldn't take you very long to hear
what Mr. Yup has to tell, should it?
I shall be expecting you to call me up
between ten and half-past, or by elev?
en at the latest; so don't dare to go
for supper first."
"As if I could think of supper," I
said, looking at her in a way I had,
"when I might be hearing your
Could I have foreseen what the
. night wr.s to bring forth I certainly
should have discouraged her waiting
for my message. But the power of pre?
vision is given to few of us, and of
those few I am not one.
I Assuredly I had no misgivings as,
after dining at the University club
that evening, I stepped into an elec?
tric hansom and gave the driver the
i address of the Doyers street restau?
rant. Whatever it may have been in
the past, I believed the Chinatown of
the present to be, outwardly at least, a
i reasonably law-abiding section of the
borough of Manhattan. And was not
I that night the guest of one of its
most honored citizens? What, there?
fore, had I to fear?
On the contrary, as we turned from
the Bowery into that little semicircu?
lar thoroughfare which is perhaps the
most characteristic of Chinatown's
three principal streets, I was pleas?
antly Interested. This was quite a
different place from that which I had
visited the afternoon before. Then, a
6ort of brooding quiet reigned over
what was so ordinary as to be scarce?
ly distinctive; for that part of Mott
street on which the Yup Sing estab?
lishment is located, I have since learn?
ed, is merely one of the gates of the
real Chinatown, of which Doyers
street is the heart and center?and
which awakens only after nightfall.
Now the place was alive and alight.
Narrow roadway and still narrower
sidewalks were ronged with a com?
bination of denizens and sightseers.
Shop fronts and uiper windows glow?
ed with varying degrees of brightness.
From the Chinese theater on the left
came a bedlam of inharmonious
sounds: the brazen crash of cymbals,
the squeaking of raucous stringed in- '
struments, the resounding clangor of a
gong. Voices high-pitched and voices
guttural, mingled with hoarse and
strident laughter, echoed from wall to
wall of the street's encroaching
Before the least unpretentious of all
these structures, my^iansom stopped,
and as I stepped to the curb I got a
glimpse of Its banner and lantern
strung balcony, giving to the street
a touch of color that helped to lift it
Into an atmosphere which, if not
Oriental, was at least vividly un-Amer?
Finding now that I had anticipated
my appointment by something like ten
minutes I chose to watch further the
kaleidoscopic scene without, rather i
than pass the time waiting at a table j
within; and to this eud took up a posh j
tion of vantage on the restaurant's j
Whether I am more oi4 lees keenly j
observant than the average ma? I do
not know. Probably any one as fas?
cinated by the general scene as was I,
would have noted as closely its indi?
vidual elements. I am not sure. But
the truth is that in a very few mo?
ments I had acquired a mental photo?
graph of the opposite side of the
street, in so far as it came within my
direct vision. In other words every
detail of the background of the mov?
ing picture before mo was indelibly
printed upon my mind's retina. There
was the playhouse, with Its plain, rec?
tangular doorway, unadorned, save by
a quartette of rude signs; two above,
slanting outward, and one on either
side, all announcing "Chinese Thea?
ter," and one giving the current at- i
traction in Chinese characters, with
the added notice, "Seats reserved for
Americans." To the left of this was
a <y:.\ * . n restaurant, w<*h whlls
paint d l . window, beneath which
a pair of cellar doors spread Invitingly,
one of them resting against a conven?
tional American milU can. On ;he
theater's right was u laundry, dim and |
< viMooklng, two pipe-smoking oeles- j
tialH decorating Its low >m> And i?e- |
yond this was the wide opening to a
basement, above which, In white j
Roman l< ttering on a black ground, I
read the legend: "Hip Bing Tong."
Again and again my gaze persisted
In returning to this sicn and the dim?
ly lighted cavern beneath it The
place held for ms the Inexpressible,
unfathomsble charm of the mysteri?
ous, beside which the heathenish ,
link?' *if the theater across the way.
the Blnlster aspect of the dismal hum 1
dry and iis pair of plpe-smoklng guar- ,
dlnna, even the ? constantly changing
Processi >n of varied types In r< ndway
a.id on sidewalks, exerted bill meager 1
Prom time to time dark, silent tig
tires glided vaguely into view only 10
disappear within this maw of mystery.
Once, while I watched, I hurl seen a
figure Issue forth to ho lost again in?
stantly in the distant gloom of the
curving street. Now, reverting once
more to this magnet, after a moment's
truancy, my eyes were rewarded by
sight of another slowly emerging
form, silhouetted nebulously against
Ac the head of the steps it paused,
uncertainly, and then, instead of glid?
ing swiftly away in the direction of
Pell street as did the other, it turned
in my direction, passing almost at
once into the comparatively glowing
radius of the street lamp opposite.
I saw then that It was a man, thin
to emaciation, round-shouldered, and
crooked limbed. Whether some one
Jostled him, or a voice from the road?
way startled him, I don't know. But
for some reason he turned his head
suddenly, and the light from the lamp
fell full upon a face, stubble-bearded,
deep-lined, and repellent, the face not
of a Chinaman but of a white man;
a face into which I had looked but
twice, and then but for a brief mo?
ment; yet a face as indelibly fixed in
my memory as were the grim fronts
of the buildings now behind it?the
face of Peter Johnson, the pretended
I think I must have had it in mind
to pick him up bodily and carry him
away with me that I might by inquisi?
torial torture wring from him a con?
fession. Otherwise I should have
adopted a less eager and more subtle
method of bringing the miscreant to
book than that which I rashly at?
tempted. Before I considered the sit?
uation I was across the street and at
his heels. My finger tips, indeed,
were at his shoulder. In the fraction
of a second I should have had him
gripped and have been hustling him
through the crowd as my prisoner.
But at the instant of seeming success,
he eluded me. In some strange way
he caught alarm and, shrinking be?
neath my hand, darted sinuously off,
between this pedestrian and that, with
the flashing speed of a lizard.
But, though he escaped my clutch,
my eyes were more nimble. With
them I followed him until I saw him
drop between the cellar doors which
gaped beneath the white bulk window
of the quick lunch room. And where
my eyes went, I went after. Another
brief moment and, without thought or
heed, I was plunging in pursuit down
that short, steep flight of steps?plung?
ing from a lighted, peopled, noisy pub?
lic street into the collied gloom and
grim silence of a low underground
i TO BE CONTINUED)
The Banker In Prison.
President Taft has pardoned J. B.
!\ Rhlnehart He wrecked the
Farmers' and Drovers' Bank at Way*
nesburgi Pa., four years ago. lie
leaves the penitentiary January 16th,
and there will be deep regret there I
when he departs. Today the banker
is ths business administrator of the ?
prison. He has reorganised it. He
has Installed a system of labor distri?
bution that robs the "idle house" of
many of its horrors. Warden dan?
cers declares the penitentiary is los?
ing the greatest business wlssard it
has ever had; that his business gen?
ius has saved the reason of more than
one prisoner and that fewer men go
Insane at Riverside now than before
Reinhart, immediately on reaching
the penitentiary, began to make sug?
gestions that won the attention of the
warden. Acting thereon, the prison
authorities quickly saw their efficiency.
He counseled as to the management
of all the departments and his advice j
was always followed by success. The j
prison today, based on his plans of
administration, Is one of the best in
At first, to keep Reinhart employed,
the warden put him in the mat fac?
tory. The results that he got there
were followed by the banker being
consulted as to a complete revision of
the labor and accounting system and
rapidly advancing the business end
of the institution. While rejoicing in
the good fortune of bis prisoner, in
view of the early date of his relief,
the warden admits that he will miss
the bank. r Immeasurably.?Augusta
Chronic Constipation Cured.
"Five years ago l had the wotst
case of chronic constipation l ever
knew of and Chamberlain's Tablets
cured in*'." writes 8. r. Pish, Brook?
lyn. Mich. For sale by all dealers.
Tin- work on the turn table and
cinder pit In the Atlantic Toast Line
freight yard is proceeding slowly, but
surely. The tracks are now being
laid up to the cinder pit and it is
probable that the work on the coal
chute will begin in the course of the
next few days.
Ill* Stomach rroublcs over.
Mr. Dyspeptic, would you not like
to feel that your stomach troubles
were over, that you could eat any kind
of food you desired without inju v
Thai may Beem so unllk< ly to you
that you do not even hope tor an
ending of your trouble, but permit us
to assure you thai it is not altogeth r
impossible, l; others can be cured
permanently, and thousands have
I, i , n, w h\ not you ? .lohn K. Rai ki r,
o| Battle Creek, Mich . is one of tie in
II, gays, "I was troubled with heart?
burn, indigestion, and liver complaint
I until l used Chamberlain's Tablets,
then my trouble was over." Hold by
all d. ab rs. \dv I
I m M IXAGER HERE
Mr. M. M. Worthlngton Arrived In
tin it) Tuesday Morning frons
Cltj Manager M. M. Worthlngton
arrived in the city <n the i*.4<j train
from Charleston Tuesday morning to
begin upon his duties here as manager
of this municipality, Up to noon Mr.
Worthlngton spent his time in look
ing the city over, although he had not
paid a visit to the mayor. He visited
the cit clerk's office though and met
the Cores employed thete. Mayor
T? nnii ? ? stated that as soon as Mr.
Worthlngton reported to him as ready
to begin upon his new duties that he
would call a meeting of council and
outline to him what council wanted
him to do in the position of City
Manager. He stated that he could not
say definitely when he would call this
meeting of council, as it depended on
when Mr. Worthington reported for
duty. It would be as soon afterward,
however, as would be convenient to
the membets of council.
NEW HEALTH OFFICER ELECTED.
Dr. II A. Mood Chosen for Position
At a recent meeting of the Board
of Health Dr. H. A. Mood was elected
health officer for the City of Sun.ter
with provision for his appointment of
an assistant, who should have to do
the re utine work of the office under
his dat.y supervision. Dr. Mood has
sppointed Mr. E. I. Reardon as his as?
The new administration has made a
thorodfca inspection of all restaurants
and will see that alii possible pro?
visions are taken in future for their
clealiness and sanitation. A new sys?
tem has been inaugurated for the
rigid daily inspection of all meat
markets, fish shops, butcher pens and
other places where the public food is
kept or comes from and the new
health officer will see to It that all
municipal regulations are strictly en?
The purpose of the new regime is
to have the city thoroughly cleaned
up by spring, so that evtrything will
be in s sanitary condition at that
The ? lection of a man w ith a tech?
nical knowledge of the use and value
of disinfectants and the proper meth?
yl of applying them is a system in
other cities throughout the country
and Bumter is following out this plan,
which has proved successful else?
where, in making the changes in the
TO GOVERN PAXV1I.LE.
Intend, t and Wardens Ar? Elected
Paxvtlle, Jan. 7.?At a recent elec?
tion th' following will compose the
town council for this year: Intendant,
J. M. H cks; wardens. J. L. Pritchard,
J. W. v;ms, J. A. Brown and R. S.
Misses Alice Broadway and Loraine
Lathan left Sunday to resume school
duties d Bmoaks.
Miss ESrmlne Brunsen of Orange?
hur? and a former teacher in the
graded school was hire for a few
days of last week, en route to resume
School duties at Conway.
H. g. Boyd has moved With his fam?
ily to Tat urn, where he now expects
Mrs. J. P. Weeks of New berry has
been here for several days, looking
after her farming interests.
Thomas Griffin of Panola has ac
cepted a position in the store of J. W.
Presiding Elder Walter I. Herbert
will till the Methodist pulpit here nex:
Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mon?
day mottling following he will hold
the firs* quarterly ConfereUC % of this
Miss Ethel Corbett has returned to
her school at Brookland.
Henolde Curtis left Bundaj for Wof
Mr. and Mrs. Walker of Banders
ville, GMl, after a pleasant visit to
relatives here,, have returned home.
With the roads in their present con
dition, it would be ? good thing for
count) and town for the split log drag
to be brought Into service once more.
Chamberlain's Cough Reaaady.
This remedy has no superior for
coughs and colds, it la pleasant to
take. It contains no opium or othe:
narcotU R always cures. For sale
by all d? .tiers Advt.
What Mas become of the split log
drag? Its use at this time would be
the means of saving much future la*
l or to both county and town.
lto>t < cii^li Medicine for Children.
"1 am very glsd to sa\ ? few words
In praise ,,r Chamberlain's Cough
Itemed writes Mrs Ltda Dewey,
Mllwai WIs. "I have used it for
years both for my - hlldrea and myself
and it never falls to relieve and curs
i cough or cold So family with
childrt n should be without it as 11
gives almost Immediate relief it.
eases oi croup." chamberlain's Cough
'Remedy is pleasant and safe to take
which Is 1 great Importaace when a
medicine must be given to young chll?