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THE PICKENS SENTINEL:JOURNAL
Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second elass matter, underace tongress of March 3,187&
39th Year PICKENS, S. 0., OCTOBER 21, 1909.,ubr2
By E. VILO.
Copyright, 1109, by American Press
OS ENORA PANCIIITA, you are
an angel:" eXclaimed Minnie
Surr::*at as t he he:-: nded
her IIe Le!u!tiful lace man
tilla to wear at a fan-y dress ball
where she was to appear as a ldy
from Cadiz. Thire 'her girls who
were there joined in the assertion that
the senora was aII age, with hopes
for thiolr own spia needs.
Ida L)'tvejoY., one if the four g!rls.
topene&d !wr* lips -> sy son: c' iatterin.g
w,rd. ,ut the word;: wtre suddenly
chefked I,, her f:n--i.d eye s fell
I :o a P u er 1l..: d1.I U .i am1nIId r in
':hlch th. e:n. ri rally wore in
dk 1..eliory of the Clp: 1rCd (kene(ral Val
Ihe senra had ty other jewels.
1:at she lived i:t -i best. While
the ft:Mr y::: :1:. h'arders iI the
ruane hoeu-e, l:n! i i there she had1(
faaled -h le <: 1 h.:ve IIe
je e!cr l,.k I . 1h - :y of t :e (1i1
Innd in Its se.t: : d a took the
ring fromi her p::d a: ut it on her
lit:le rinv' tre vi h : d (Ion her
dressir table n.r the vindow. Its
tire and lumer d:izh ii the lnzn'
exs of Ida, nnd she c::uht her brozath.
SIe had tften :-en it in the plump
hand of tho sei. ri. but never had it
seemed so be:i:l :: now. Slie felt
a great d: ire .>::K th1 d Spaish
A1dy to han it to her f wear to the
ball ag she had W: aed hicr valuab!e
].6e mai.t o o i:;ni. If she could
ha rn: 'rIhais the floor
,alker. Charlie :d ':ards, mi:ht take
notice of her.
Ida was p yery poor. an-1 worked
In the store where the other girls were
etuiployed. She. lik~e :.il the emp'lees
(of the Stcre. was ex:eited to bi at
this ball. The big store gave a ball
every winter and 'al vX UrsLiOI every
snminer for Its e:nplyees. Ida had
never been ale to .,iv:nee herself
gonehow. and after : yars :he
was still aimon r h ners. lier
salare was sc:ee!y (u:h ti pay
her board. Aid She I ed beautiful
Thv- supper bW1 rag. and with a
half sigh foIr teO p.u1nlt cookery of
hipr (or :and ti'd- it ti Le .sure and
followed the fcur grls down to the
Ida kept thinl::g of the beautiful
ring upsails :a:d wished she might be
able to have a1 11'ely co;:u mae to wear.
She coud no'!t et. See friends call
ed on the sencra. and the other girls
.went out, so that Ida was more than
ever cut off fra comipaionship, aind
.she went up to her room. descendin:;
almnost at onic to the~ b:athroomn, where
she was ginlg to) wash out a few
pieces. I1er t::ll. h:ik ligure looked
singularly ungr. eful and loosely joint
e'd ais she en:le wni to the second
.story. She turned the waiter on and.
fih bunigin:h; nra irom
derstnd tI st re -ing themnot to thn ws
towishnd loedo:h. She:ere wal tat
bygh lanig iut lfte sathasriomi
over her lif ltr:: toa lredist Thedn
fow was ole:n.~ fhraisai e
S jhea fauley swftly writh hersl-a
theSnish lady had plyohe jew
els; th:atii (his e. thi' l.otlmttr o win
tow anhoe asuh t srleass t itte
ofn tree tAi adiprivtaatio Carle
migter her ift esiout. see win
iree age seinlt wit er l t
th isish lod ha litle ome oiher jown
A lthat hiseul cr et fatrand meuchf
toanysed to hre. She wated tre
orki the ile nd ivtlnge foarla
quiet love here sfhe cid see hat
pesse sroorh aIe
That rine could carelyrn beatised
anzd it meant so) muclh to her. She
listened; no scund. In agother minute
nhe hn.d leancd cut. tier hand crept
along the wall until it touched the
swinging mirror and then the ring tree
with its sparkling burden.
In another minute she had flown to
her room with her wet handkerchiefs
and the ring. It had been easy. She
had never stolen anything before, and
it was so terrible a thing that she was
faint and trembled like a leaf. She
"I'll feel better in the morning, and
then I'll see."
Dut no sleep came to her, and in the
morning It was all she cou!d do to
rise and dra.- herself to the store. IIer
eyes were heavy and her head ached.
She was pale and wan. The very
floorwalker to win whose admiratit-n
she had stolen stopped and said:
"Miss Lovejoy, are you ill?"
And he looked so sympathetic that
Ida's chin quivered and her eyes filled
as she replied:
"Just a little headache; that is all."
"You won't he able to dane tonight.
[Hadn't I better got yci excused to
day? I will if you wish."
"If you lleas.", she g.,id we.hly
wl"Ile she thoullt. "W1h::t If he knew
She lookcd very ill. Th di:ima::<
,ht vas wrapped in a h:makere'.
in her b)' oom seemed to wei-:h a
a:d to hurn li%e rdhot iron. Sh
le:med nainist the shelve w
pinclhd features until lie returne(I
with the desired pernirion.
"Shall I get a (ab 1ir you?" he asked
"I-think-I will walk. The air may
doI me good. It is so warm in here.
Thank you very much."
Ida had b eaut iful eyes. The flocr
wal:er had oize nti-ed this tall
silent girl with hcr heavy Ira his
pilai:!y cf her own hair. IIe was tired
of the ridwilous pompadours of tlh,
other girls. 11er voice was low aii'
sweet. and now it quivered with tei
emotlion that shook her very Fcful.
She dared not look into his eyes foi
fear lie would know she was : thl'f
She had not realized what she h:!'
done fully until now, but now, know
ing it, she trembled.
No thought of the I:ili entered hez
mind. If she could only restore the
She crept back to her boardi:r: limn.:
and to her room. She heard the ;:irl
come home and heard their g.y ch:
ter as they were ljreparing for th
Diimly she remembered that -Iha' h:i
intended to pawn that ring ind h'
gown she had seen, all silver. lil:
moonlight on still water, and 11he wi
going to get a veil of :pangled tull
and a tirsel crown, let down her Ion:
dark hair and call her cusutu:
"Night." All was over now, and shc
was a thief.
What if the senora caused a search
to be made? She must hide it un:i!
she coukl replace it. The window was
closed now. Then the supper bell rang.
She remeiDbered that she had eaten
nothing all that day and went tre-i
blingly down. To her joy the senora
was not there, and the other girls were
all so full of the ball that her silence
passed without comment.
At last all the other girls left tho
house in gay spirits, leaving Ida alone
in her fear, shame and horror of her
T1he night the ring had been stolen
Senora Valdez had sought for it every
where in her room. She knew where
she had left it. Nothing else had been
taken. She k:new that she had put it
on the tree and that it was there when
she left, for all four o'f the girls had
preceded her, and she had locked and
tried the door. She was always very
"Some one must have a key that fits
my door and came in while I was
downstairs," she thought.
'The senora did as the most of us do
and took all her other valuables to the
safe deposit vault, but she said no
word to any one of her loss.
"If I call the pollce," she thought.
"and have a search made all the~inno
ent will hate me, and I may never
ind it. If I keep absolute silence and
Wt(ch some day the one who took ii
w'ill say some word or do something
which will betray him and show me
the thief. I wish that it had been any
So the senorai went to sleep. The
ext day brought no p)roof. That any
one could have reaiched the ring tree
from the bathroom window never en
tered her head.
Scarcely had the merry party gone
to the ball when there was a ring and
a visitor for Miss Lovejoy. She felt
s though she must die then as the
handsome floorwalker came in.
"I heard you wvere not going to the
ball, so I thought I would come in and
see-if you-are better."
"Yes, but I don't care v-ery much for
parties or balls." All this while she
as wondering why he had come.
"No more do I," said he. "I like
uet better. I think I was cut out for
a home lover."
"I think I atm, too," said Ida, with a
alf sob as the memory of her crime
ortged up in her mind, closing the door
f any home for her.
"I!t seems to me that things were
b er when women didn't have to go
rom home to work, and the men did
t all, and' the women kept the homes."
"Yes," she replied weakly. "It seems
s if a home of one's own, no matter
ow small or poor, should be like
"Miss Lovejoy, forgive me if I seem
aIup)t, but would you care for a home
ith me? Don't speak yet. I have
atched you a long time. You are not
ike the other girls, silly and frivolous.
[hey think of nothing but dress and
onsense. I have loved you longer
han you know. I should not have
ared to speak, but I cannot bear that
ou should remain any longer in that
tore. It was-is killing you. It Is not
the life for you. We will have a little
ome, and you shall be its queen. Will
ou be my wife-my dear wife?"
I.a - edu for breath, and for one
blissful morment sho looked nt him
Wili ineffable I-ve and Jf1y. :and then
She salik fiitinil- to 1hw i1cor.
Charlie :weN.t . 1a a eln v-d. This
very faintin i t f :) e::-ess .f joy
over his pr.:ws11 Se:: I very riiht
aid proper to IhIa. Ii, % * in er.I.
in love with her an w:.ild n:.ke iwl
a good hu,h:ind.
For three !ong days 1l: kept her
bed.' She va:; on he x . erVouS
colliap.e, the docor s:d. I.t at lis
she was :,be to i i,c d wn::tairs te
the parSor t' )ee Charlie. who came
d1aiy with t nnwer l :md fruit.
'The other -ils <uic!v uinderstood
the mattr nud were a!Yected diler
ently. Not oit of he girls in that
store but Would have been glad of his
"Oh, but ain't she the !p pu'::-" said
Minnie, While Adt'i.n led:
"And she -!'it prey either. I don't
see what he fin(ds in hIer.
At that inoment tle sonora came In
just in time it li(:-r Minnie ay:
"I think wlt:0 must hnve :;!li*.ra(ted
hi1m is her lu! Io:wh. S. e :n s:a
IDA BURST INTO A PASSION OF TEAPS.
flat foot and hand lier parcels clear
over the lwrtition. I never saw such
a long rea-h, did you,'"
"No; and one day I saw her reach
clear arouind a standard of plumes
and take a rowe spray and never touch
a feather. lr shoulder just ::eems to
stretch like it was rublber. Oh. senora!
Good evening. Take this chair."
The Spanish lady ::miled a little per
functori!y and sat down rather heav
ily. A flood of light seeied to pour
into her brain, but with the long habit
of repressin co:nmnen to Siniisl wo
men she said notlhing. After awhile
she went to her rooa to think it out.
Durinvg these tihree wretched (lays
Ida thought she should lose her mind
and divulge her terribule secret. Shec
knew that happiness was not for her
a thief-and she must tell him so, but
not with all these chattering girls
In conifsideratIion for her pale face
:md sunken eves Charlie remained
but a fewS minutes2. and left, accepting
her appointia-nt for the niext evening.
She would tell lhin then, and it would
be all over.
Then she erelpt feebly up)stairs, but
as she reached the first landing the
sencra was t here siling and saying:
"Come lin and re-st, de:ir. Y~ou must
niot g.O upl anothecr stair wvithout rest."
"iTank yout." whiispered Ida, andi
she staecered in. l (king for some way
to drop: thle ring whichl she had in her
She sat a few secuonds in silence;
then. Impel led b y a fuorue she couIld
not resis:t. ehe st:taered:l
"IIntve youl fonnd you!r ring':"
"Yes, dlear Ida; I i' ive found it.
You may give it BOW."
Ida burst into a pas.iun of tears and
sobjs and saink to the ground in utter
abasement while she gave back the
"I- I-oh, ::enara, forgive me!"
"Tell me all about it--why for you
Ur :!:eniy Ida told the whole misera
ble ::to(ry. Itnid th I n' ramt wept with
her, for the Spanish women arc muy
symapatica. Then she kissed the re
pentant girl. naying:
"I see; I see. It Is all right. I have
moy dear hiu.<band's inlg. You have
your home-your gooud hutsbad
"Oh. senora, I caninot marry. I must
tell him, and he will cast me off."
"No, no. Yo4u have tell me. You
have give back. You have repent.
You will never (do such thing again.
Ah, my (dear. we all do wrong some
times. Now, th1): is my secret, no
longer yours. No ine else miust know.
I know, and I I ve you. flut mans are
not miad' t) kniow cve'rything. It is
not nu e'sary: you have no longer a
set-ret to telIl him. Fee?"'
Ard Ida dried her eyes and smiled
Not at Hcme.
'"Is 3Mrs. Ur4wn1 at liomile? inq(uir'ed
"No, mia'am, she isn't,"' replied the
"The~n it was you wvho wa singing
so dreadfully ouit of tune whenf I:
turned the c'orner." said the ealler.
"No, indeed. ma'ami:"' cried the in
:ignant ma.id. "Tha t was missus."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Plenty of Company.
"Loan shark. is he?"
"I should sayv not! There are whole
schools of him in this town."-NewI
qN,. 4 2
Clean out the nest boxes often.
Hogs like variety as well as othei
Teach the calves to drink from the
pail from the start.
Careless, shiftless methods nevei
yet produced profitable pork.
Oil mea9 is worth about two-fifths
more than bran as feed for cows.
Loosen up the mulch on the straw.
berry vines, if it has become packed
Variety of feed is essential to vigor
ous growth in sheep or other farm
animal, for that matter.
Know exactly what it is that you
want of the hired man and then be
sure that he gets your idea.
As a rule, make it to the boy's inter
est to stay on the farm and he wil:
stick. Of course there are exceptions
A fourth of an acre of good land
planted with a variety of small fruits
will keep a large family supplied
throughout the season.
The dirty stable, the dirty cow and
the dirty milker is a triple combina
tion of filth which is sure to tell os
the quality of the milk.
Does your soil need any special fer
tilizer? Be sure the commercial fer
tilizer you contemplate buying con
tains elements which your soil lacks.
The most profitable gains with pigi
is made when allowed a good run ol
clover or peas. The habit of shovel.
ing corn out to pigs is too prevalent
In the corn belt.
Don't let the low prices of hogs dis
courage you. There will come the
swing in the circuit and again they
will bring better prices. You cannot
keep a good thing down.
Of course you have not forgotten
that you promised yourself a garden
for this year. Have a good generous
variety of the vegetables you like.
My, how good they will taste when
the time conmes.
It does seem as though it was im
possible to get time to drag that road
when the other work is pressing sc
hard at this season of the year, but
if you will only take the time, before
the summer is over you will feel that
You are paying a good round price
now for having let the cows run down
during the winter. It's a question in
your mind after all whether the econo
my In feed is not more than offset by
the run-down condition of the stock,
now Isn't it?
Moldy corn is dangerous feed it
used very freely, especially with
horses. There is lots ot corn of this
character this year, and the ~tempta
tion is great to feed it up, but do not
attempt to save it at the expense of
some valuable horse or other animal.
As a rule farm tenantry works Ill tc
the country school. The renter cares
little or nothing about local improve
ments and the land owner takes ad
vantage of the town school and to les
sen taxes is disposed to have the
country school run as cheaply as pos.
Be careful and not lay out more
work for the spring than you can suc
cessfully do. This does not mean that
you should cut out the garden which
your wife has been asking you for
these many years. Stick to your prom
ise and give her a good one. You will
enjoy it as much as she will when the
time of harvest comes.
When a boy labors on the farm all
through his minority and comes tc
manhood's estate and feels that he has
nothing that he can really call his own
it is no wonder that he has a yearning
to get out into the world and shift foi
himself where he has the chance tc
work for himself and has the chance
to know how money of his very own
Soil that because of its nature and
location can be used for but little
else than pasturage land can be im
proved by the sowing of blue grass
and red clover seed. Even if the land
Is scattered among rocks and stumps
It can be improved by dragging a har
row over the thin spots and scattering
on chemical fertilizers and seeds ..
mixed grasses. The permanent pas
ture is the most neglected part of our
farms. It is worthy of attention and
COME TO GREEN'
Railroad Fare Refunded Withinj'
Fare One Way
Buy $25 worth for cash, all E
and part at another, within thr4
chants named below. Not nec
Get Rebate Book with first pi
corded and whe $25 worth is
book to Secretary of Retail Me
of Railroad Fare.
Buy From A
China, Glassware, Etc.
Drugs and Sundries.
Bruce & Doster Drug Co.
Dry Goods, Notions, Etc.
J. 'Thos. Arnold Co.
Barr's Dry Goods.
R. L. R. Bentz.
C. D. Stradley & Co.
L. A. James.
E. S. Poole.
Buggies, Wagons, Etc.
Markky Hardware & Manufacturing Co.
R. N. Tannahi!l Co.
If you (101't UIndersfan
Oree9vllIe Retail IJI
lce over 9mith & Bristow. C
lie better, have better sub-soil a
than your lands. The reason
a practical farmer in the coun
200 pounds of fertilizer to the ;
Many of them use only acid.
for sale. Some rare bargains il
year. Delays are dangerous.
come and see for yourself. W
Calhoun, (County Seat of
ing( town of 2,000 people. Lo
ta. I refer you to the followiu
showu them the goods.
J. R. Keith, W, M. Chasta
Musical and I
The best organize<
in talent ini the Unit
by a splendid chorus
and1 female voices.
Specil Rates from All P<
Ask the Doctor.
Ask the Banker.
VILLE [0 TRADE!7
Tadius of 40 Miles;
Paid for distance Over 40 Miles.
Lt one time, or part at one time,
1e months from any of the mer
essary to buy all at one store.
irchase, have each purchase re
entered in Book take or send
rchants' Association for amoun
ny of These:
J. 0. Jones & Co.
Smith & Bristow.
Stewart, Anderson & Merritt.
Oregon Lumber Co.
Millinery, Coat Suits.
TThe Ayers Co.
Pride, Patton & i
], write the Secretary.
r, IgR SLol
nd are much cheaper, per acre,
of the latter is that we haven't
ty. They don't plow deep and
rcre would scare rr ost of them.
[ have all kinds and size farms
sold before rented for another
Don't take time to write
ire me when you start.
Gordon County) is a fast-grow
:ated 8o miles north of Atlan
men of your county. I have
n, Pickens, S. C., R. F. D., 4,
30AZ, ;..ALQ.UN, QM.
mY OrchestrA !
I and most uniform
ed States, suppor'ted
of two hundred male
>ints in South Carolina.
Ask the Preacher.
Ask the Lawyer.