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aVom tears to smiles." said Mr. Ma
,< taking tbe girl's hand. "What
worked the transformation? Not the
Coofpuerclal House. 1 know, for 1 pass?
ed It lost evening."
"No, hardly the Commorclnl House."
laughed the girl. "Rather the aunshlne
of a?winter morning, tbe brisk walk up
tbe ? mountain and tbe sight of the
ben?lt of Baldpate with ejea like sau?
cers* staring st s little girl who once
bought bis postal cards.**
"Then you snow Mr. Petersr inquir?
-h> tbet bis name? Tou see. I never
metTnlm In private life?he wan Just
the^ermlt when I knew bim. I used
to vcog, to Bnldpatn in the summers
and so od his cards back to tbe folks at
honW*Ufr ttftatn dreams of bis love
story ^when from my window I saw
theflight of bin shack at nlgbt I'm
eofled to meet Mr. Peters informally.''
?U hold us* her hand, but Peters,
by fleng <f*nettce wsry of women, bed
lened himself with breakfast platea
:k prevented bis clasping It. He
tored* "How d'ye do7" snd fled to
the door, narrowly averting what
lid Wive proved a serious collision
the Isrge woman on tbe way.
fr Paters meets so few of your
lu winter." Magee apologised, "you
mdat pardon his clumsiness. This gen
tiefe* o"*** Indicated the professor,
wbyasnss "In Thaddens Bolton. a dis
tiu&MNB momber of a certain univer?
sity faculty, who has fled to Baldpate
to 'MfOfi? the press of America. And
thin is Mr Bland who hides here from
th$ world the scars of a broken heart"
the gin smiled brightly. "And you"
'lUlam Hallowell Magen." be re
bowing low. "I* have a neat
collection of stories accounting
say presence here, from which 1
allow you to choose later. Not to
the mar one. which la elmple
am so happy to meet you all." said
girl. "We shall no doubt become
rejb goad friends, for mamma and 1
bare n|no come to Baldpate Inn?to
jr. BUnd opened wide his usually
ru?eVen sod ran bis hand thought
over bis one dny's beard. Pro
' Bpltoa blinked his astonishment.
Mr. Magee smiled
H for one am delighted to bear It"
"Jurn -name." went on tbe girl, "la
Mary Norton. May I present my moth
The older woman adopted what was
oOrlougly her society manner.
il certainly nm pleased to meet you
shj** she said In her heavy voice. "Ain't
ttm lovoly morning after tbe itorm?
Tfle eun'rt almost blinding."
?Some explanation." put In Mira Nor?
ton quickly, "In due you If 1 am to
thront myself thus upon you. 1 am
perfectly willing to tell why 1 am here,
bdk the matter mustn't leak out. lean
trist you, I'm sure."
?The bandits of Baldpate." Magee re
nmwked, flippantly, glancing at the two
oam. "Jafve their own code of honor,
snjl the drat rule Is never to betray a
p^gndidr laughed tbe girl. "Too
sab. I believe, that Professor Bolton
una Aseing from the newspapers. I
am fleeing for the newspapers?to at
tnM^l^lr attention, to lure them into
gwlng me that thing so necessary to a
woman In my profession?publicity.
You aee. .1 am an actress. Tbe name I
gfre rod4a not my stage rsme. That,
perns pe. you would know. I employ n
rtlemsu to keep me before tbe public
mach aa noasible. it's horrid, 1
know, but it means bread and butter
to me. That geotlemsn. my press
agent, evolved tbe present scheme?a
She paused snd looked at tb* others,
sjr. Msgee surveyed her narrowly. He
?H am. to disappear completely for a
time." n|e went on. " As though the
earth fad swallowed me.' will be the
gfcod old phrase of tbe reporters. I
am to linger hero at Baldpate inn, a
key. to which my preen agent has se?
cured Tor me. Meanwhile the papers
wlfTe|foak tearfully of me In tbelr
headlines, st least I hope tbey will.
Uu*>'?>y?M lust see them?those head
NhesT BeautlfuJ Actress Drops From
flightr" 8be stopped, blushing. "Every
Woman who gets into print, you know,
^'*Bot lt*d be no lie In your case,
drsrie.'* put In Mrs. Norton, feeling
carefully of ber atrociously blond store
' "Your mother takes the words from
tjy mouth." smiled Mr. Magee.
* "From what part of irelaud do yon
enme?" laughed the girl She seemed
gu me what embarrassed by her moth
fr*s open admiration. "Well, setting
all blarney aside, such will be. tbe
bred linns, and when tbe last clew Is
eahssnflsUT snd my press agent Is the
game I come back to appear in a new
play a well kuown actress. Of such
flippant things Is a Broadway repute
"We all wish you success, I'm sure."
Mr. Magee searched his memory In
Tain for this "actress'" name and
frme. The answer was simple. An
other fable wus being spun from whole
cloth beneath the root of Baldpate inn.
"We have ? New York paper here." he
weut on. "but as yet there seems to be
no news of your sad disappearance."
"Wouldn't it be the limit If the.v
didn't fall for It?" queried the older
??Fall for it." repeated Professor Mol?
ton, not questlouingly. bat with the air
of a scientist about to add a new and
rare specimen to his alcohol 1ar.
"She means if they didn't accept my
disappearance as legitimate news." ex?
plained the girl. "That wohld be very
disappointing. Hut surely there was
no harm in making the experiment."
"They're a clever lot, those newspa?
per guys." sneered Mr. Bland. "In their
own opiniou. But when you come
"I am to disappear completely for a
light down to it every one of 'em has
s nice little collection of gold bricks in
bis closet. 1 guess you've got them
going. 1 bope so."
"Thank you." smiled the girl. "You
are very kind. You are bere, I under?
stand, because of an unfortunate? er?
affair of tbe heart?"
Mr. Bland smoothed back his black
oily hair from his forehead and smirk?
ed. "Oh, now"?he protested.
"Arabella," put In Mr. Magee, "was
her name. Tbe beauties of history and
mythology hobbled into oblivion at
sight of her.**
"I'm quick to forget," Insisted Mr.
"That does you no credit. I'm sure,'
replied the girl severely. "And now,
mamma, 1 think we had better select
She paused, for Elijah Quimby had
come In through the dining room door.
"Well!" he drawled. "Mr. Magee,"
be said, "that letter from Mr. Beutley
asked me to let you stay at Baldpate
inn. There wasn't anything In it about
your bringing parties of friends along."
"These are not friends I've brought
along." explained Magee. "They're
simply some more amateur hermits who
have strolled in from time to time. All
have their Individual latchkeys to the
hermitage. And all, 1 believe, have
credentials for you to examine."
Mr. Qulmby stared In angry wonder.
Professor Boltou rose from his chair.
"So you are Qulmby," he suld in a
soothing toue. "I'm glad to meet you
at last My old friend John Bentley
has spoken of you so often. I have a
letter from him." De drew the care?
taker to one side and took an envelope
from his pocket The two conversed
In low tones.
The Mayor Casts a Shadow Before.
UICKLY the girl In the cordu?
roy suit leaned toward Mr. Ma?
gee. She whispered, and her
tone wus troubled:
"Stand by me. I'm afraid I'll need
"What's the matter?" inquired Ma?
"1 haven't much of any right here, 1
guess. But 1 had to come."
"But your key?"
"1 fear my?my press agent?stole
"Never mind." he said very gently;
"I'll see you through."
Qulmby was standing over Mr.
Bland. "How about you?" he asked.
"Call up Andy h utter and ask about
me," replied Bland in the toue of one
who prefers war to peace.
"1 work for Mr. Bentley," said
Quimby. "Butter hasn't any authori?
ty here. He isn't to be manager next
season. understand. However, the
professoi .vants me to let you stay.
He saya he'll be responsible." Mr.
Blaud looked in open mouthed aston?
ishment at the unexpected sponsor
he had found "And you?" went ou
Quimby to the women.
"Why"- began Miss Norton.
"Absolutely all right." said Mr. Ma?
gee. "They come from Hal Bentley,
like myself. He's put them in my
care. I'll answer for them." He saw
the girl's eyes. They spoku ber
Mr. Quimby shook his lead as one
iu a dream
"All this is beyond me?way la*
yond." he ruminated "I'm going to
write all about It to "'r. Bentley. and
I suppose i ge| to let you stay till I
hear from him. i think he ought to
come up here If he fag."
"The more tbe merrier," said Mr.
Magee, reflecting Cheerfully that the
Bent leys were in Florida at last ac?
"Come, niamnia." said Miss Norton,
rising, "let's go up and pick out a
suit. There's one 1 used to have a
few years ago. You can see the her?
mit's shack from the windows. By
the way. Mr. Magee, will you send
Mr. Peters up to us7 He may be uble
to help us get settled."
"A,h<?m:" muttered Mr. Magee. "I?
I'll have a talk with Peters. To be
quite frank. 1 anticipate trouble. You
see. the hermit of Baldpate doesn't
approve of women"?
"The idiot!" cried Mrs. Norton.
"Delicious!" laughed the girl.
"I shall ask Peters to serve you," said
Magee. "1 shall appeal to his gallant
side. But 1 must proceed gently. This
Is his first day as our cook, and you
know how necessary a good first im?
pression is with a new cook. I'll ap?
peal to bis better nature."
(To be Continued.)
NEWS FROM REMBERT.
Baptism and Funeral at New Hope
Church?To Organize Sunday
Rembert, May 13.?Well, there was
a baptism at New Hope church Sun?
day, May 10th, and a burial. Rev. W.
J. Wilder, the pastor, officiated.
These people can have a line Sab?
bath School, if they really try.
Next Lord's day, May 17, they are
to consider New Hope day and plan
for it. It is their wish that any near?
by friends or former members living
near meet with them and plan for
good and great things.
Mr. W. R. Brown still lingers
among us. He has boen sick for
quite a spell and doubtless has suffer?
Often tried, he proved himself every
whit a man, even in the exigencies of
"Have you had the mumps?" Well,
So and So has them, a bran new case
In a new spot. Who next?
Once, while taking census, the
writer approached a house and in?
quired who was in. "Billy Barlow,
down with the mumps." We made
ourselves scarce there.
The general health of our com?
munity never was better.
And so Miss Courtney Atkinson,
whose school near Winnsboro, S. C,
closed Friday, May 9th, to the great
delight of her friends, is at home
again. I am tempted to talk a bit but
I will not.
Miss Carrie James came into our
community and carried away Miss
That will be a fine and jolly crowd
of little Misses, Emma and Amanda
McLeod of Sumter, Arahell and Eliza?
beth Kenedy of Kershaw county
and Dorothy Manning of (Columbia,
who will spend some time In the near
future with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Be
G. H. Lenoir has some very fine
vetch specially when we remember he
has been pasturing his hogs, a nice
lot of them there dince early spring.
MOB HANGS NEGRO.
Crowd of 1,000 Takes Prisoner From
Jail at ShrcvciMut, La.
Shi evcport, La., May 12.?Ed Ham-|
llton, negro, held on the charge of as?
saulting a 10-year-old white girl, was
taken from the parish jail shortly
alter noon today and lynched.
For three hours a mob of 1,000 men
nnd boys stood in the rain outside the
jail doors, hammering away with a
heavy railroad iron at the steel ob?
stacle that kept them from the negro.
Steel saws finally were used und en?
trance was gained by the mob. Rope
was placed about Hamilton's neck
and he was dragged half a block to a
telephone pole opposite the parish
court house and strung up. A knife
was left sticking in the body.
HOUSE BURNS IN MANNING.
Family Were up Town, Rut Neigh?
bors Save Furniture.
Manning, May IS,?A six-room
dwelling situated on Church street on
a lot next to Clark's Tobacco Ware?
house, was totally destroyed by lire
early tonight. The building belonged
to Dr. W. M. Brocklngton, and was
worth about two thousand dollars. It
was occupied by W. H. Crcocy und
family who were up town when :he
flro was discovered.
Tho origin .of the liro is unknown,
but it started in the upper back part
of the building. There was a thous?
and dollars insurance on the house
and five hundred dollars on the fur?
niture. A large portion of the house?
hold goods was saved by people ub-?
responded early to the alarm.
Net tee of school Day Prises.
Notice to*a)l pupils who tied In the
contest! Cminty School Day is here?
by given that they will each
and all receive u prize. The prizes
Ioffered will be duplicated as near as
possible so that fairness may he given
all. This is ordered by the Count:
Board of Kduoatlon. The prizes will
be sent out or given out by the Coun?
ty Superintendent of Kdueatlon.
FEDERALS RETREAT FROM CITY
TOWARD SAN LOUIS POTOSI.
Rebels Made Desperate Assault Wed?
nesday Morning Driving the Fed
erals From Their lutrcitchmcnts.
Vera Cruz, May 13.?The fall of
Tampleo and what it may mean is the
subject of general speculation here.
It is learned that the constitutional?
ists delivered a determined attack on
the port beginning at 4 o'clock this
morning. The federal advance posts
were driven in and until noon des?
perate firing was continuous.
In what direction the federals are
evacuating the town has not been
learned but it is believed that the con?
stitutionalists have overrun the terri?
tory around San Luis Potosi and Mon?
terey, which would make federal
escape in that direction possible only
by a continuous running light for
Few if any foreigners remain in
Tampico, according to the last re?
ports received here. A general exodus
began when tho news spread that the
rebels were preparing for a final as?
sault. Many Tampico refugees pass?
ed through here, but few were al?
lowed ashore, as the American au?
thorities were not willing to increase
the Large colony already overerowd
ng the hotels. With the fall of Tam?
pico hostilities on the gulf coast of
Mexico come to an end ,at least for a
The federals are maintaining the
armistice so far as the Americans are
concerned, according to a note from
Gen. Rubio Navarette published here
Nowhere else along the coast line
except at Tumpico are there more
than scattered posts of federals or
constitutionalists and the logical
movement of the victors from Tam?
pico would be to join forces with
those besieging San Luis Potosi.
South of Tampico the nearest fed?
eral forces, those on the Mexican rail?
road, ?aro merely holding outposts
against a possible American advance
inland. The country between Tam?
pico- and Vera Cruz and Inland to
the line of the Mexican National rail?
road is barren and mountainous and
impossible for military operations
There Js np. railroad or other means
for the constitutionalists to move
against the federals at Paso del
Macho, nor would they gain great ad?
vantage by driving them back toward
The constitutionalists first attacked
Tampico last December and fighting
has been virtually continuous since.
Twice they drove the federal garrison
into the town and seemed near vic?
tory, only to be shelled by the gun?
boats and forced to retire to the hills.
No estimate of the losses on either
side 's er has been officially obtained.
There is much discussion here as
to the possible relations between this
port under American control and
Tampico under the constitutionalists.
Vera Cruz depends largely on the
Tampico region for food supplies, and
merchants here foresee good busi?
ness if the constitutionalists open the
port fully to trade. It is said that
Tampico is greatly In need of supplies
of all kinds and Vera Cruz merchants
hope to fill the demand. It is certain
that tho American authorities will
foster the resumption of peaceful
trading by every possible means.
Washington, May IS.?Evacuation
of Tampico by the Mexican federal
garrison began at 12.50 p. in., today,
according to a relayed wireless dis?
patch to tho navy department fron
Hear Admiral Mayo. The federal
troops were leaving by the railrotd.
That the rebels encountered
perate resistance in their final att.< *
and that they were compel! . to carry
their fight to the heart of the town
was indicated by Hear Admiral
Mayo's report. He reported that at 1
o'clock today, when it was reported
the rebels had occupied Tampi? u,
there was heavy ritle firing in the
plaza and that big gun firing con?
Advices received by constitutional?
ists here said the federals were
evacuating Tampico, but details WCI'3
The federals were retreating by way
of the railroad leading to San Luis
Potosi and it was assumed that they
hoped to reach Pachuca .the terminus
of a railroad line that leads indirect?
ly to Mexico City. The railroad out
oi* Tampico to Monterey is held by
IN DANGER OF CAPTURE.
Gen, /arago/a's Army Retreating
Through itchvi Territory.
Washington, May 14.?Admiral I
Mayo today reported that Gen. Zara
gosa, the federal leader who defend?
ed Tampico, is in danger of capture
with his entire force. Tho federals
are retreating north und west through
territory now held by constitutional?
ists. Which is the only avenues of
escape. Gen. Zaragoza is trying to ef?
fect a junction with the federals ut
A DAY OF CABHAGE.
BLOODY HAND TO HAND FIGH?
TING AT TAMPICO.
Nearly Two Thousand Constitutional?
ists Killed in UnUMJ Assault Wed?
nesday?Rebels Stormed Last
Stronghold of Federals With Hand
Grenades?Throe Thousand Feder?
als Killed or Cnptured.
Vera Cruz, May 14.?The fall of
Tampico hastened the doom of Dicta?
tor ITuerta. The constitutionalists
are now In complete possession of
North Mexico and the scene of the
civil war will now he transferred
southward. The rebels are boasting
that they will capture Mexico City
within a month. The constitutionalists
may now receive munitions of war
from the outside world.
Over three thousand federals were
killed or taken prisoners in the bloody
battle at Tampico. Nearly two thou?
sand constitutionalists fell in the
grand assault after the artillery had
battered a great hole in the for?
tifications. The rebels today are pur?
suing the fleeing federals toward San
It is thought impossible that more
than two thousand out of the origin?
al seven thousand federal garrison of
Tampico will escape.
Gen. Zaragoza, the gallant federal
defender of Tampico, is missing and
it is not known if he was killed.
A terrible, bloody hand to hand
fighting preceded the llight of the
federals. The rebels used hand gre?
nades with terrible effect. Some of
the dead are today being saturated
with kerosene and burned; others
are buried in trenches with quick
News and Views from Pisgah.
Pisgah, May 13.?The wind storm
last week was very destructive here.
On some places nearby all the cotton
had to be planted over and on other
places a good deal had to be planted.
Wherever the crop was not protected
and especially on the light lands,
were the spots that were killed. The*
loss was more than planting over, as
the cotton was chopped out and paid
Oats are not as good as last year,
owing to bad seasons.
The debate at Pisgah church last
Saturday afternoon was quite spirited
and interesting. The subject discuss?
ed, "Woman's Rights," was handled In
all its bearings. On the affirmative
were G. W. Elmore, J. E. Du Pre and
T. S. Cole. On the negative, D. J.
Ilattield, J. T. Watson and S. B. Hat
field. At the close, the ladies sold
cream, cake and lemonade for the
benefit of their church and netted
quite a nice little sum.
Miss Pearl Hatlleld of Bcvordam
School, Kershaw county, read an es?
say on the subject discussed which
was highly commended. It showed
much thought on a subject that girls
don't think about and reflected credit
on the young lady for studying other
and important things than the com?
mon frolics of the day.
1 have read about all that has been
said about reforming the primary and
the whole of it in the main is pure
rot. In all my experience I never
knew a vote cast in the county but
what was strictly legal, and no pad-1
ded club rolls either. Now what can
be done In the country can be dons
In the towns ana cities, if the men
there are actuated by the same hon?
esty of purpose as those in the coun?
try, but they are not. The primary
law is all right, but the frauds com?
mitted are by dishonest men, who
Would violate any law to suit their
aims and purposes, just as they do the
whiskey and pistol laws. Why are
they not prosecuted and who answers
why? The present primary law
provides for the punishment of fraud,
illegal voting, bribery, etc., and how
all contest and challenged votes arc
to be settled and what more do you
want, except a law that would work
in favor ot a certain class.
To say that a club in a ward of a
city composed of men that don't
know* whether all its members have
a right to vote or not shows such a
state of ignorance tha would he hard
t ? believe. What is not known per?
sonally can be found out by Inquiry
as any intelligent man knows, by
any member ot* the club whether of?
ficer or not. To enroll a man on a
club not knownlng whether he has a
legal right to vote or not at that club,
carries with it the lust steps towards
Hand. Then if he votes twice or more
at different clubs under different
names the matter can be easily
I traced and be can be prosecuted. 1?
we have no protection under this
law we can't have it under any law.
except y?ui produce a registration cer?
tificate like in the general election, h
honest men don't look more closely
after Iho elections than has been
done, we will soon get down to New
Vork and Philadelphia politics, and
then God help the State.
West Point, Gtt., May l I. The
Rudy Maker Wholesale Grocery burn
,cd this morning, i.o** |i50,eoe.
GOOD CROPS AT MAYESVILLE.
Much Tobacco Planted?Improve?
ments ut Coast Lir.e Station?Book
Club Meeting?Personal News.
Mayesvide May 14?Although the
spring vu late in arriving and there
have been several dry s ells of weath?
er, yet from all reports, all crops are
in a very satisfactory condition. <Jood
stands of cotton can be seen all over
this sectiun and with seasonable
weather, there wlil no doubt be a
good crop of the staple hereabouts.
Tobacco plans are reported in good
shape and quite an extensive area of
the golden weed has been set out in
this Section of the county this sea?
son. From present prospects, there
will be an ther bumper crop of oats
again this summer.
The Atl? ntic Coast Line railroad
authorities have been making some
great improvements around the pas?
senger stiuion here and this work
is greatly appreciated by the traveling
public. The town council is putting
in some good work on the streets now
and under the supervision of Chief
Tribble ,tbe town is gaining a much
better app arance in every way.
The Tu? <day Afternoon Book Club
and Civic i?ague are represented at
the Federation meeting in Spartan
burg this week by Mrs. F. J. Bass,
Mrs. P. M Tiller and Miss Mary S.
Miss Edna Mayes has gone to
Greenville and Anderson on a visit to
relatives a.', those points.
Mrs. M i me Chandler and Miss
Fannie Chandler are visiting rela?
tives in Y< rkville.
Mr. H. I>. Corbett has returned
home for bis vacation from the Co?
lumbia Theological Seminary.
Mrs. Barber itoddy, and Misses
Mary Marshall and Julia BogCS of
Kock Hill are visiting Mrs. It. L.
Mrs. L. M. Thomas and Miss Fan?
nie Thomms of Charleston have re?
turned home after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. C. D. Cooper.
Quite a number of Mayesville peo?
ple are attending the Chautauqua in
Sumter this week.
Miss Ehoa Mayes, who is teaching
in Eastove:*. spent the week-end with
her paren.v, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Messrs. J. A. Foxworth and M. C.
Mayes attended the reunion in Jack?
sonville )asv week
Mr. Hei ry Weinberg and little
daughter, Marvelle, are visiting in
and arounc Atlanta this week.
UVB STOCK IX KER8HAW.
25 More Mend of line Cattle Received
by L. 1. Guhvi. Other 1'ronilneiU
Camdcn. May 13.?M. L. [. Guion.
tho king of cattle raisers of South
Carolina, has received another car?
load of tw- uty-five high-grade Here?
ford cattle. The Herefords were rais?
ed on the plantation of Warren T.
McKay, OB his Orchard Lake farm.
Kentland, 1 id.
"Mr. Qu Ion has the largest herd of
cattle in South Carolina today," said
Dr. Sorrell, of the live stock depart?
ment of the Southern Railway, and
the herd is being increased from time
to time by additional carload ship?
ments from the leading herds of the
There ar^ four huge silos under
constructioi on Mr. Guion's farm
near Camdt n. They are of the hy-rlb
construction , a combination steel and
concrete afiair, each having a capacity
of 165 tons. The Orchard Lake farm,
where the last shipment of cattle was
raised, is considered the largest and
tlnest Hereford ranch in America.
Within t short distance is Mr.
Henry Savace, who has also gone into
cattle raisin on a large scale. Ho has
a very largo herd of high-grade cat?
tle and, like Mr. Guion. is planting
clover, vetch and grasses.
The Smith Bros, R. T. Mickle, J.
X. and C. W. Dunn, and Xick Gettys
are also raising cattle on a large scats
In West WntSme Township. Kershaw
county is now leading the other
counties of South Carolina in this
KILLED ABOUT PIGEONS. i
Hernadr Miss., May 14.?F. S.
Simmons to ay shot and killed Walter
Reyburn n< r here because the lat?
ter objected to Simmons raising pig?
eons on his 'arm. Simmons has been
jailed. Both are rich planters.
A license to marry has been issued
to Albertus White and Louellen An
demon ol Sumter.
Wastlingt? n. May 14.?The govern?
ment report today shows that cotton
consumed during April totaled 499.772
bales against 4 7s,5v6 last year.
Shreveport, May 12.?Troops were
this afternoon rushed to tho Jail here
where a m? ? is storming the jail,
threatening w> lynch ? negro, charged
with assaub UK a ten-yeur-old >*htte