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tark hair, no wrap about the' white
:houlders. She wore an exquisite gown
of white, shimmering with the rellec
Ions from the moon ,thut scaled the
Luountain top. She stood at the balus
trade, hie hands clasping a bouquet of
,ed roses, her, chin lifted, her eyes gas.
iug toward the mountain's crest, the
prettiest picture he had ever seen. The
.Atrange dizziness of love overpowered
him. How long he reveled in the glory
of the picture he knew not, for it was
u,s if he looked from a dream. At last
he saw her look down upon the roses,
lift them slowly andj drop them over
the rail. They fejl to the ground be
3w. IIe thought he understood-the
gift of a prince despised.
They were not twenty feet apart. He
..dvanced to her side, his hat in one
hand, his stick--the one that felled the
Iennese-trembling in the other.
"I did not know you were here," she
':claimed in half frightened amaze
ment. "I left moy ladies inside."
He was stanling beside her, looking
,'awn Into the eyes.
"And I am richer because of your ig
iorance," he said softly. "I have seen
.% picture that shall never leave my
iemory-never! Its beauty enthralled,
!;traptured. Then I saw the. drama of
t ae roses. A i, your highness, the
ti6wa is not always a mask."
"The roses were-were of no conse
ience," she faltered.
"I have heAird how you stand be
ween two saltors and that wretched
't eaty. My heart has ached to-tell 'yot
'->w I pity you."
"It is not pity I need, but courage.
t ty will not aid me in my duty, Mr,
:rry. It stands plainly before me,
tis duty, but I have not the courage
"o take it up and place it about my
i'ek forever."
"You di not, cannot love this Lo
"nz?" he asked.
"Love him!" she cried. "Ach, I for
t! You do not know him. Yet I
.,all doubtless be his wife." There
as an eternity of despair in phat low,
eady voice.
"You shall not! I swear you shaill
"Oh, he is a prince! I must accept
e offer t)it neans salvation to Grau
ark. Why do you make it harder
Ith torture whiii you think is kind
ass? List.en to tue. Next week I ami
give my .tai::e wr. IIe will be here
this eastlu'. .1 y father brought this
ilamity up{On Uraustark; I must lift
'ron the lu"c;liie. What has my hap
ines:; to ) lo v It!h it?"
Ster sudde:: si rength silenced him,
rushed hin with .the real awakening
if he'lples-me:. le stood beside her,
ooking up -it the cold monastery,
itra.gcly conscious that she was gaz
ing toward the samte dizzy height.
"It look-; so peaceful up there," she
said at last.
"But so cohi and cheerless," he a4d
ed drearily. There was another long
alience in which two hearts communed
through the medium of that faraway
sentinel. "They have not discovered a
clew to the chief abductor, have they?"
S , " effirt"-to r;turn to his
loss believes he has a
and unsatisfactory one,
- today sent oficers' to.
e'stigate the actions bf a
* vho was there last week,
* ed himself the CoOnt of.
o be -ho claimed to be of Vi
- Austrians had been. hunt
tugs stags and bears in the north, how
ever. and it is possible he is .one' of
them." she spoke slowly, her eyes Stit
bent on the home of the monks,
"Your highness, I have a theqry, A
bold and perhaps a criminal,theory, but
you will allow me to tell you why .I am
possessed of it. 1 am aware that there
is a Prince Gaorie). It is my opinion
that no Viennose is guilty,- nor are the
brigands to be accused of tbis maater
piece In crime. Have you thought how'
far a man may go to obtain his heafs
She looked at him instantly, her e.ps
wide with growing comuprehepelon, the
solutiomn to the uiyutery darttag into her
wind like a fiasl2.
"You mean"- shte began, st9pping s
if af'raid to voice thessuspicion.
"That P'rince Gidbriel is the man
who hmnght your guards and hired
Ceddox an O11(strom to carry fou to the
plac~e where ho !ould own you, whether
you w,uid o'r no," said Lorry.
"But lhe enuld never have foroed me
to marry hlm, and I should sooner or
marriageundro such circumrstan,es
He knows that I would denounce him
oven at the altar,"
"You do net a~ppreciate -my estimate
"What is to become of me?" she at
and he would have done as you 1.
A' shudder tan through her figure, and -
he tenderly whispered in her ear:
"The danger is past. IIe can do no I
more, your highness. Were I positive r
that he is the man-and I believe he is 1
-I would.hunt him doWn this night." I
Her qyeg closed happily under his p
gaze, her hand dropped timidly from
his arm, and a sweet sense of secu'rlty
filled her soul. 1
"I am not afraid," she murmured.'
"Because I am here?" he aslked. bend
ing nearer.
"Because God can bless with the i
same hand that punishes," she answer- I
ed enigmatically, lifting her lashes
again and looking into bWfAyes with a
love at last unmasked. "Rb gives me 1
a man to love and denies me happiness.
He makes of me a woman. but he does
not unmake me a princess. Through I
you he thwarts a villain; through you
he crushes the innocent. More than I
ever, I thank you for coming into my f
life. You, and you.alone, guided by the t
God who loves and despises me, saved I
me from Gabriel."
"I only ask"- he began eagerly, but E
she interrupted.
"You should not ask anything, for I
have said I cannot pay. I owe to you
all I have, but cannot pay the debt."
"I shill not again forget," he mur
"Tomorrow, if you like, I will take
you over the castle and let you see the I
squalor in which I exist-my throne
room, my chapel, my. banquet ball, my
ballroom, my cotiseivatory, my sepul
Cher.' You may say it is wealth, but I I
shall call it poverty," she said.
"Tomorrow, if..you will be so kind."
"Perhaps I may be poorer after I
have saved Graustark," she said.
"I would to God I could save you i
from that?" he said. I
"I would to God you could," she said. I
Her manner changed suddenly. She
laughed gayly, turning a light face to
his. "I hear your friend's laugh out i
there in the darkness. It is delightful
ly infectious."
. HIS is the throneroom. Allode!"
The Princess Yetive paused
before two massive doors. It
was the next afternoon. and
she had already shown him the palace
of a queen, the hovel of a pauper!
Through the afternoon not one word
other than those which might have
passed between good friends escaped
the lips of either. lie was all luter
est, she all graciousness. Allode, the
sturdy guard, swung open the doors
drew. the curtain and stood aside for
them to pass. Into the quiet hall she
led him, a princess in a gown of gray.
a courtier in tweeds. Inside the doors
"And I thought you were Miss Gug
genslocker," he said. She laughed With
the glee of a child who has charmed
and delighted through surprise.
"Am I not a feeble mite to sit on
that throne and rule all that comes
-within its reach?" She directed his
attention to the throne at the opposite
end of the hall. "From its seat I calm
ly instruct gray haired statesmen.
weigh their wisdom and pass upon it
as if I were Demosthenes, challenge
the evils that may, drive monarchs
mad and wonder if my crown is on
-"e-me be ambassador frgm the
Unrited States arid kneel at the-throne,
your highness."
"I could not engage in a jest with the
erown1 my ancestors wore, Mr. Lorry.
It 1.' sacred, thou thoughtless Amer
leOh. . Cotne, we Will draw neater that
you inlay see .the beauty of the work
mnanship in that great old chair."
.They stood at the base of the low,
,oly'.ted- stage on which stood the chair,
with its..'high back, its massive arm..
and legs a-4himmer ini the light from
the lofty. windog. It *as of geld, in
1aid with preegpus istobes-diaumonds,
rubies, egneradssapphires and .other
wondrous jewelu-a relic of ancienrt
Graustark..- .
"I never.ett in.the center. Always at
one .uide: or. ther other,. usual'ly leaning
my elbow.on 'the- arn.: You see, the
discussions are geneaJy so long and
time-- .am . ashamed tb confess i
went to sleep on the throne. That was
long ago. I manage ,to keep awake
very .well of lqte. Do you like my
"And to think that it is yoursi"
"It is tis room that givea'me the
uighrt to be hailed with 'Long live the
prinicessi' Not with campaign yells
anrd THurrahr for Yetivel' Ilow does
that sound? 'Hurrah for Yetive!' " She
was laughing merrily.,
"Don't say it? It sounds sacrilegious,
"F"or over three years-sinrce I was
eighteen--I have been supreme In that
chair. During tire years of my reign
prIor to that time I sat there with my
Uncle Caspar stanidig beside mec. Ihow
often I begged lhim to sit d1ownu with
nie! There was so muich room, arid Ire
certainly must have grown tired of
standing. One time I cried becurse lie
frowned at me when I peraisted in the
presence of a great assemblage of no
bles froni Dawsbergen. It seems that
it wars a mrost imiportant andience thatt
I was granting, but I thought more of
my uncle's tired old legs. I remember,
samyirng through miy sobs of ruortiica
tionm that I wourld have him beheaded.
You are to guess whether that startling
threat created consternation or mirth."
"What a whimsical little princess
you must have been, weeping and pout
ing and going to sleepi"' he laughed.
"And how sedate and wise you ha've
"Thank you. How very nice you
are. I have felt all' along that somte
one would discern my effort to be dig
nited and sedate: They say I am wise
and good and. gracious, but that is to I
be exfiected. They salt1 that of sover- '
eigns as far back as the delug~e, i've i
heard. Woul4 you neally like to see
me in that old 'ebair?" she aske(0.
nung at lier'pretty vanity. "Noth
ng could impress me more pleasantly."
She stepped carelessly and impulsive
y upon the royal platform, leaned
gainst the arm of the throne, and with
be charming blush of consciouhumess
urned to him: vfth the quickness of a
uilty consciencg, eager to hear 'his
ral,(. bu. fearrul lest he secretly con
lem:,,d her coiiceit.. His eyea were
)urning with. the admiration that
inows no defining,' and his breath
aie quick and sharp through parted
Ips. Ile involuntarily placed a foot
ipon the bottom step, as if to spring
o her side.
"You must not come up here!" she
ried, shrinking back, her hands ex
:ended in fluttering remonstrance. "I
!annot permit that at all!"
"I beg your pardon," he cried. "That
a all the' humble plobeian can say.
Phat I may be more completely under
his fairy spell, pray cast about your
elf the robe of rank and take up the
cepter. Perhaps I may fall upon my
"And hurt your head all over again,"
he said, laughing nervously. She hes
tated for a moment, a perplexed frown
rossing her brow. Then she jerked a
ich robe fron the back of the throne
and placed it about her shoulders as
nly a woman can. Taking up the
cepter, she stood before the' great
hair and, with- a smile on her lips,
eld it above his head, saying softly:
"Graustark welcomes. the American
He sank to his knee before the real
Princess, kissed the hem of her robe
nd arose-with-face pallid; The~chasm
ras now endless in its immensity. The
Princess gingerly sekted herself on the
brone, placed her elbow on the broad
irm, her white chin In her hand, and
ranquilly surveyed the voiceless Amer
can prince.
"You have not said 'Thank you,'"
he said finally, her eyes wavering be
eath his steady gaze.
"I am only thinking how easy it
vould be to cross the golf that lies be
ween us. With two movements of my
ody I can igace it before you, with a
:ird I can be sitting at your side. It
s not so difficult after all," he said,
thngrily eying the broad chair.
"No man, unless a prince, ever sat
ipon this throne," she said.
"You have called me a prince."
"Oh, I Jested," she cried quickly, com-"
)rehending his intention. "I forbid
Her command came too late, for he
was beside her on the throne of Grau
Stark! She sat perfectly rigid for a
mnomni'nt, intense fear in her eyes.
"Do you know what you have (lone?"
she whispered miserably.
"Usurped the throne." he replied, as.
rmuing an ease and complacence lie didl
not feel. Truly he was guilty of n
precedented presumption.
"You have desecrated-desecrated
Do you hear?" she went on, paying nc
attention to his remtarlS.
"Peccavi. Ah, your highness, I de
light in my sinI For once I am a pow:
er. I speak from the throne. You
will not have me abdicate in the zenith
)f mny glory? Be kind, most gracious
)ne. Besides, did you not once cry be
:ause your uncle refused to sit with
rou? I-lad he been the possessor of a
langerous wound, as I am, and had he
l'ound hImself so weak that be could
;tAnd no longer, I ani .sure he would
trave done as I have-s*st down in p'ref
rence to falling limp at your feet. You
Io not know how .badly I am wound
it Itas a Sort of Little Brain Thate
Control. its Action.,
Did you know that the throat has a
brain of its own? Few people are
aware of it, but it's a fact. There is a
small ganglla which exercises direct
control of the muscles of the throat
and act. as its brain, Of course it is
mubservient to the genuine brain, but
at the same time does a good deal of in
dependent thiniig 'or ' ltself. 'I t la
rery tImid and suspicious of any
strange objects that come near the
For this reason it is very difBicult for
a physIcian to operate on the throat.
Before anythIng can be done in this di
'ection It is necessary for the operator
to gaiun the confidence of the little brain
that dominamtes it. It frequently takes
weeks before this confidence can be
secured, and until it Is secured It is
mpossble to perform an operatIon.
Woo to the man who attempts rough
~reatment to the throat before gaining
the little brain's contidence. Ils oper
Itions wvill be resented with violent
)aroxysmns, first of the throat, then of
the dliaphragmn, and, If the operator still
perslsts, the p)atient will be thrown
into conivulslonis. StIll more curious is
thei fact that this little brain has a
nemnory, and if once frightened in tis
way it is almost imposslhble to ever
galin its confidence, no matter how
trentle the Op)eraltor many be.
Rleturni of theo Prodigal,
"I do play lmk Jougha luck somuetlmnes,"
dleclar'ed the im)pecuinious girl, "Last
night, y'ou remiembiler ho.wv It rained.
I hamppenied to be in the nieighb)orhood
of some friends of mine whmonm I had
not seen slice the last hard rain. I
concluded to call. Befiore they askedl
mec In they grab)bed thme umbrella I
carrIed, hiurrledI across the room with
it, placed It in a closet there and lock-.
ed the door on it.
"'Thank heaven I' they cried. 'At
asti Our long lost unybrellal' "--New
ifork Press.
A Stetaon Story.
The late John Stetson, famous ia hIs
lay as a theatrical manager, was hay
ng a yacht built, and a friend, meeting
urn on the street, asked him what
.0 was going to name the boat. "I
aven't decided yet," replied John, "hut
t will be some name commencing with
L nrohnhly althier Paehn or Cinch" -
Septiment of the Orient About the
Fruit of Destiny.
Conceriilg the 'rich fruit of the lotus,
which grew lu'xuriantly in the Nile,
many charming legends have been -told.
It was believed that it was so delight
ful th.at those who ate of it would nev
er leave the spot where it grow, but
for it would abandon home and friends
to spend their lives in a dream of se
rene delight. Homer, in the Odyssey.
mentions the lotus enters who lived
on the northern coast of Africa and
records their attempts to detain the
followers of Ulysses by giving them
the fruits of the lotus to eat, so that
they should never wish to leave the
spot where it grew.
The samo poetical idea is known to
the Arabs, who call it tho. "fruit of
destiny," which is to be eaten in Para
dise, and it is on this foundation that
Tennyson built his charming poem of
the "Lotus Eaters." This mythical
lotus has been identified by several
botanists with that indigenous to Tu
nis, which is a thorny shrub, with ber
ries the size of an olive.
Mungo Park found a species of lotus
in Central Africa bearing berries of a
delicious taste, which on being dried
and pounded made wholesome and
pleasant bread. The lotus fruit found
in Tunis has a stimulating, almost in
toxicating, effect, and it is therefore
probable that this plant furnished the
foundation of the ancient legends.
And a Turkey Dinner For Six Cost
Only 17 Cents.
"Columbus," said an antiquary of
Chicago, "got a salary of $320 a year
less than a dollar a day. His captains
got $180 a year spece. His crew got
$2.25 a month. To equip the expedi
tion that discovered America cost $2,
S00. The total cost of discovering
America was $7,200.
"Lawyers nowadays, especially cor
poration lawyers, think nothing of
earning a million a year. in the reign
of Eldwurd IV. a baronet entered in his
diurnal, or diary:
"'Paid to Itoger Fylpott, learned in
the law, for his counsel, 3 shillings,
with fourpence for his dinner.'
"Ministers often make toilay $20.000
or $30,000 a year, yet John Knox only
got $220 a year, or $4t a week, and that
was a dollar more a week than Scottish
judges got.
"Small salaries, those," concluded thi
antiquary, "but we must remembel
that in that epoch there were no trust:
to inflate prices, and a dollar went j
long way. In fact, a Christmas dinne
for a family of six would have cost ii
John Knox's time: For the turkey, 1
cents; cranberry sauce, 2 cents; poti
toes, 1 cent; turnips, I cent; celery,
cent; plum pudding, 2 cents; total, 1
cents, or less than 3 cents a head."
And the Iftimate ReIntion of Seene
to Society.
Ibsen, my great compatriot, has I;
one of his works -formulated the pars
dox that the man is strongest who
stands most tilone. Trhere Is certalnl:
some truth in this--nay, tkere is muel
truth In it so far as science is con
cerned. The man who In the searci
for truth goes his way independently
of other men and of other considera
tions is certainly the mnan,who is ap
to find the greatest and most valuabi<
truth. On the other hand, it is als<
true that science more tihan most othme
thIngs in) life depends on co-operation
on the help of one's fellow beings, ani
this becomes more and more true ever:
day. Many 'people are, apt to forge
what science actually 1s and what the:
owe to'- science, for it Is through e
eace that modern society actually es
lets, andc the development of society at
It Is today would' be Impossible- if el
ence were eliminated. Humanity It
growving; but, if science and the mieana
created by science are not growitug, hu
inanity will have to looks forward to
'vOrf' mlsetrable future. "Therefors it
nation that wishes to be cared foi
m'ust sup)port seience and those wh<
carry on scientific work. Science wil
live iher own life and has done so evel
since the days when P'romethoe madi
his fatal expedition to the god1s and(
stoic the fire which is more or lese
burning in every one of us arid cannoi
be extinguished. There Is something
sublime in this everlasting fire 6f sci
ence. Generation after generation dis
app)ears. The Indihvidumai is niothing, bui
aiways "watchful in the tower ma:
shall remain in sleepless contempla
iion."-Dr. Nansen.
Him Part.
Magistrate (to wltness)-I understand
that you overheardl the qluarrel between
the defendant and his wife? Witness
Yes, sir. Magistrate-Tell the court, If
yon ean, what he seemed to beC do0ing.
Witness--He seemed to be (loin' the
listen Iin'.
Bears the ,1Ih KidYOU HaVO AlwS Bought
.,. Roolea, "a'ndbeauti,e. te hir,
ao,and greOa*Tu plagt_
For the next 21 days
See R. E. GODWIN at H. A.
Richey's st4oe for REPAIR WORK
of any kinr1 f om a 8owIng Machine
to a tHieam Inoin.
204 acre well improved
Pickens. Six acres river bo
acres upland in high state o
About ioo of fine original fi
and plenty of it. Good i
ings and two tenant hous<
well worth i o,oo--our pr
one-half cash and the balan<
The Pickom
Lock Box, No. 2.
Now is a good time when
in our City, to find out hov
selling our merchandise an
goods now than the adverti;
We have still in our alwa:
some two and three piece st
ably low prices considering
Of Coca-Cola and other 1
line of
I can fill your bill for any
ners, Picnic or Sociable occ,
pany drops in. Send your
will be promptly filled with
the market aftords.
Country produce bought
r Your patronage is appre<
Highest cash price for C
County of Pickeus.
Office of County Treaaurez
1906, WIT:
The Rate of State, County, Sohot
Poll. Tax and Ono Dollar and
In accordance with ana Act to
January 1, 1906, notice is hereby gi1
I Piokens C:ounty will be open for the
Monday, October 15th, until Monday
:--1 follows:
Levy For State Tax....
""Ordinary Couny
" "Constitution Sch
B oad Tax......
" "Smnking Fund...
" "For Rebuilding b
" "Support of Const
Totid levy for State and C
Levy for interest on Pickens B.
Levy for interent on Pioens B.
Levy for interest on Piokena B.
Special Levy For Sohool
66 4. 4. 46
.4 64 6g g6
A Poll Taix of One Dollar per,
of 21 and 60 year, exepyt auch as ai
A Coimuta4tion Ronds Tax of 4
at the pamec timelI ,F Other2 t axen from
50t ycars, except, nuch, as8 rEn oxempt
March, 1907, five da:'.' upon thE
TJ'axeis are I>ayablo only in gold
Bank Notes4 and coupono of Stato B3i
Part ie desiring iniformation b;
the location of thieit property, and iii
taixo, by dcck m.ust, includ~o the chat
Ten cent cotton has pu
Many pecopie have been r
Safe blowers have tried the
and failed to get the money
an account with the:m today
.Interest paid on time d<
$1.00 will onen an ace
farm for sale. tn five iIles o
ttom; eight in branch bottom; 75
cultivatlon: 25 acres in pasture.
)rest well timbered. Good water
-roomj 2-story dwelling, outbuild.
:s. The J. L. Stephens place. 1a
ice, 6,5oo. Titles good. Terms
:e in one year.
; Land Agency.
there are so many Sales go!ngo
r reasonable we have always Saa
d for how less you can buyyt'
ed prices of our competitors.
s superb stock, some very a
its which we are selling at remArk
the quality.
Greenville, S
:e Cold Drinks don't forge
occasion- W(eddings, Sunda
isions or when unexpected
orders to me and rest assurec
fresh goods and the very bes
and sold.
hickens and eggs.
Tr.s oelce.
,Pickens County, 8. C.
akens, 8. C., September 15th, 190(
1 and Special Tax, Including Ono Dollat
SFifty Conts Commutation Road Tax.
aise supplies for the fiscal year commienoin,
ren that the office of County Treasnrer of
collection of taxes for said fica year fromt
,December 81. Rates per cent. of taxation are
ol Tax..............3
ouinty Taxes......... 16k MiilHs.
B. bonds. Packena C. II. Townhp,~I,
R. bond.,, Uurricanne Township, 2n
B. bonds, E asteatoi Township, 2k mills
District No). 8 2 Mis.
"* 4 9 4 44
"* " 10 1j "4
" " 11 5b "4
" " 18 6 "
" " 16 2 "
" " 19 2 '
" " 28 2 "
" "' 81 61 "~
" " 8G 2 "
" " 42 2 "
" "' 49 2
rapita on all male citizens betweei' the aged
'o exem pt by law, will be collected.
)D l Jar and .Iifty Cents will be collected
all male ocilizousa between the~ ages of 21 and
by law. Unless said tax is paid by the 1st di
I public 1 ch vays wvill be required.
and( siilver. Unmted States curreney, National
)fl(1 which bcomIo payable during the year
mail in regard to their taxes will plonse state
chude poenrge for a reply, and those paying
ges for collectimg.
Treasurer of Pickens County.
t lots ot money in the country.
obbed and killed for their moneye
. Delays are dangerou,s, Ojessi
and.your money wilt be safe.
H. C. Shirley, CashIet4
ount with th :,berty Bankie

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